14 - 22 May 2021

‘Old man’ still has the squash medal moves.

May 4, 2019

“Go for the old man.” That’s what former world number 78 Tony James overheard during an Arafura Games 2019 men’s doubles squash game with his brother this week. Northern Territory’s James and younger brother Rhys Dowling were playing for bronze when they heard their New Caledonian competitor’s strategy. “I’m the old man,” said 41-year-old James,…

Triple gold win for Aussie muyathai team

May 4, 2019

Yolanda Schmidt is bubbly at the best of times, but even she could not contain her excitement about taking home gold at the Arafura Games 2019. As one of three gold medallists from the Australian muaythai team, she was holding back the tears when she stepped out of the ring at Darwin Convention Centre. “I…

Children’s Commissioner Colleen’s a great sport

May 4, 2019

By Nathaniel Chambers Self-confessed sports enthusiast, the Northern Territory Children’s Commissioner Colleen Gwynne, has taken a few day’s’ leave to volunteer at the Arafura Games 2019 beach volleyball at Darwin Waterfront. “The Arafura Games are important to the Territory,” she said echoing a sentiment shared by 800 fellow Territorians giving up their time to produce…