IC17 Grand Final Round- European Crusaders v Pakistan Match Report

Grand Final Round- European Crusaders vs Pakistan // Western Oval, Royal Park // August 18th, 10:00am The European Crusaders achieved their first win in the last game of the International Cup, defeating Pakistan by an impressive 58 points. In freezing but mostly sunny conditions at Royal Park, the Crusaders were on the ball from the…

IC17 Semi-final Round- European Crusaders v Fiji Match Report

Semi-Final Round-  European Crusaders vs Fiji // Western Oval, Royal Park // August 15th, 1:00pm The European Crusaders were much-improved against Fiji, despite going down by 87 points in the International Cup semi-final round. While the Europeans’ first quarters have been disappointing in previous rounds, today the side was able to gel from the first…

IC17 Round 3- European Crusaders v USA Match Report

Round 3- European Crusaders vs USA // Melbourne University Oval // August 13th, 12:00pm The European Crusaders fell short in round three of the International Cup, losing by 127-points to an impressive USA side. In sunny conditions, the Americans were quick with the ball and were able to pile on four unanswered goals in the…

6 things Melburnians hate about Melbourne

Melbourne is revered for its cafe culture, its quality coffee, and its weaving, art-filled laneways. It has held the title of the world’s most liveable city six times, but despite the accolades, there are six things Melburnians love to hate about their city. 1.  Public transport and myki There is nothing Melburnians hate more than…

IC17 Round 2- European Crusaders v Irish Banshees Match Report

Round 2- Irish Banshees vs European Crusaders // St Patrick’s College, Ballarat // August 9th, 10:45am The Irish Banshees continued their strong start to the AFL International Cup with a 61-point victory over the European Crusaders in Ballarat today. Magnificent sunshine covered the ground at one of Australia’s most famous football schools, and while spectators…

IC17 Round 1- European Crusaders v PNG Match Report

Round 1- Papua New Guinea vs European Crusaders // Ransford Oval, Royal Park // August 6, 12:15pm The European Crusaders’ International Cup did not start the way they would have liked, with a 55- point loss at the hands of Papua New Guinea (PNG). It was the first time the Crusaders had played together as…

The Good, The Bad and The HILDA (Part 2)

Data from the new Household, Income and Labor Dynamics (HILDA) survey has shown younger Australians are choosing to live in the family home for longer. The report, released earlier this week, showed a spike in the number of 22-25 year olds who are living in their parents’ house.Luke Venditti, a 23-year-old certified book-keeper who is working full-time while…

Russia angry as Trump approves new US sanctions, SBS World News Radio

Listen to my radio feature here:   Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations says new sanctions levelled at the country by the United States will inevitably harm bilateral relations between the countries. US president Donald Trump has now signed into law the new sanctions, voted in by a large enough majority of the US Congress…

Are Australian seniors fed-up with millennials?

Australian seniors think millennials are impolite and too politically correct, a new survey says. The Australian Seniors Insurance Council’s Modern Australian Manners report showed 88% of Australians over 50 think Australian society is too politically correct. The majority of seniors also said they find it frustrating to be politically correct all of the time, blaming their younger…