Journalist, writer, UOW political grad, football lover and author of ‘A Drop in the Ocean: The story of Woonona’s Illawarra Premier League championship’.
Background and Faroe Islands supporters photo by Bjarni Árting Rubekse and photo of Steffan Løkin (left) and Petur Knudsen by Álvur Haraldsen.

The tiny archipelago of the Faroe Islands rises above the North Atlantic, almost precisely between Scotland and Nordic neighbours Iceland.

The Faroes are 53,000 strong, a population that would fit into Celtic’s own Parkhead, and they have been fighting above their weight division on the football field since joining FIFA…

Background photograph by Alex Motoc. Left image Cristiano Ronaldo (Getty) Right image Jack de Belin (NRL).

“He is a great player, a great human being,” is how Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær described Cristiano Ronaldo after his club secured the Portuguese’s return to Old Trafford after 12 years away.

It’s a curious choice of words, considering he is more than a great player, but more…

Vikings celebrating a goal against Scorpions.

To most, Alice Springs is known for what’s around it rather than what’s in it.

Uluru and Kata Tjuta are just next door and the spectacular Larapinta Trail and MacDonnell Ranges can be seen from the back porch.

Of course, there’s also the famous waterless boat race and a beanie…

The Islander journalist Stan Gorton with his trusty sub-editor Twiggy.

Kangaroo Island lives a stunning yet rugged existence.

It’s also an isolated existence despite there being only 120 kilometres between Adelaide and Kingscote — the de facto capital of Australia’s third-largest island.

While the ferry from the tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula to the island’s port in Penneshaw is a…

Mallacoota and Eden coming together after a hard-fought match in the FSCFA men’s reserve grade.

The tiny town of Mallacoota, nestled in the far eastern corner of Victoria, welcomed back the world game for the first time since 2019.

The draw saw the mighty Mallacoota Blues host Eden Killer Whales in what can be considered a local derby with just 80 kilometres separating the two…

From left — Nahki Wells (Bermuda), David Browne (PNG) and Benjamin Büchel (Liechtenstein).

Earlier this year I interviewed James Charles Mack III, the captain of the 207th-ranked US Virgin Islands.

Mack had recently signed with the Albion Park White Eagles in Australia’s Illawarra Premier League for what is the latest chapter in an eclectic career which has seen him ply his trade in…

The Illawarra Premier League has been blessed with an influx of Japanese talent over the last five years.

Some of these players have starred in the region’s top flight, helping their respective sides to silverware as well as claiming individual honours.

Albion Park White Eagles recently re-signed one of the…

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