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…

‘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,…