14 - 22 May 2021

Mehta puts spin on his love of muaythai

May 4, 2019

Indian athlete Anil Mehta doesn’t like cricket. He loves muaythai. His dreams to be a muaythai fighter have been laughed at by his cricket loving friends, but the 63.5kg class fighter Mehta, who had his first fight at the Arafura Games, is determined to be a better combatant and a role model. For the past…

Sepak Takraw gets whole new following in Darwin

May 4, 2019

The action at the sepak takraw merchandise stand on the final day of the Arafura Games 2019 almost matched the on-court intensity. Parents had barely tapped their payment and the woven plastic balls were out of the box and flying around the concourse of the Darwin Convention Centre. “I reckon we’re going to sell out…

Arafura Games 2019 boxers in great medical hands

May 4, 2019

History was made at the Arafura Games 2019 this week when a pair of Indigenous doctors took their positions ringside at the Darwin Convention Centre boxing tournament. Mt Isa general practitioner Dr Aaron Davis and fellow GP Dr Sean White from Orange in NSW are the first all-aboriginal team to provide ringside medical services at…