Stathi Paxinos

Stathi Paxinos covers rugby league, rugby union, boxing, swimming and Australian Rules football for The Age. He has covered numerous major sporting events including the Sydney Olympic Games (boxing), the 2003 Rugby World Cup, state of origin contests and NRL finals, world title fights and national swimming championships. Stathi also covered boxing and aquatics at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Grant Thomas

What's in a name for the AFL pre-season competition?

Footy's pre-season and night competitions still hold a special place in the hearts of those who enjoy the trip down memory lane to when the also-ran cups did have meaning – except for Grant Thomas' St Kilda team, which barely cracked a smile in 2004