Summer News

Ric Charlesworth, coach of Australia looks on during the match between Australia and the Netherlands during day two of the Champions Trophy on December 2, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

HOCKEY: Former Kookaburras coach Ric Charlesworth has been named hockey’s International Men’s Coach of the Year.

Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs drives to the basket against the Miami Heat during Game Three of the 2014 NBA Finals on June 10, 2014 in Miami, Florida.

BASKETBALL: Australian basketball history is set to be made when the San Antonio Spurs host the Utah Jazs, with four Australians set to take to the court.

Gold medallist Scotty James of Australia celebrates victory during the medal ceremony for the Men's Halfpipe Final of the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championship 2015 on January 17, 2015 in Kreischberg, Austria.

SNOWBOARD: Dual Olympian Scotty James claimed Australia’s second gold medal in the FIS Ski and Snowboard World Championships by taking out the Halfpipe competition, in Kreischberg, Austria.

Australian fans enjoy the action and get close to the women's basketball teams during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

RIO 2016: The Rio 2016 Organising Committee has launched its ticket programme, revealing more information about how the 7.5 million tickets will be sold.

Mark Knowles during the Men's Hockey match between Australia and Pakistan on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Riverbank Arena Hockey Centre on August 7, 2012 in London, England.

HOCKEY: Australian men’s hockey captain Mark Knowles has been named as the sport’s International Player of the Year for 2014. The 30-year-old lead the Kookaburras to gold at the 2014 World Cup and Commonwealth Games.

Massimo Luongo of Australia is substituted for Mark Bresciano during the 2015 Asian Cup match between Oman and Australia at ANZ Stadium on January 13, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.

FOOTBALL: Australia’s impressive displays in their opening pair of AFC Asian Cup victories are a reflection of the football being played by the Socceroos rather than the quality of the opponents, believes coach Ange Postecoglou.

Courtney Atkinson competes in the swimming leg of the men's triathlon at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Former national champion Courtney Atkinson has ended a two-year sabbatical in a bid to become the first Australian triathlete to contest three Olympics.

Kristi Willoughby (Harrower) moves the ball aduring the women's basketball gold medal game at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

BASKETBALL: Retiring Australian basketball star Kristi Harrower has gone out a winner, with Bendigo Spirit winning her final WNBL game.

Peta Mullens celebrates her 2015 Road Nationals title win ahead of Rachel Neylan on 10 January 2015.

CYCLING: Peta Mullens showed her future could be on the road rather than the dirt and Heinrich Haussler was so happy in green and gold, as the Road Cycling Nationals at Buninyong in Victoria concluded with the gruelling and exciting road race events.

Massimo Luongo of Australia runs with the ball during the 2015 Asian Cup match between the Australian Socceroos and Kuwait at AAMI Park on January 9, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.

FOOTBALL: Massimo Luongo’s eye-catching performance in Friday’s 4-1 win over Kuwait at the AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 highlights the success of Australia’s ongoing revamp according to coach