Will Brodie

Will Brodie

Help The Age's online sport reporter, Will Brodie, further his sporting education. Put him straight.

Ice Hockey

Australian Ice Hockey League: Adelaide starts early

Will Brodie It is a tradition of Australian ice hockey that players, no matter how talented, train at ungodly hours.

Ice Hockey

Australian Ice Hockey League: Young talent set to shine

Fraser Carson (a step down) from Mustangs forward Pat O'Kane.

Will Brodie No AIHL team wins a championship without high calibre imports, but clubs know that they cannot win the title without developing up-and-comers.

Ice Hockey

How healthy is the Australian Ice Hockey League?

Australian Ice Hockey League.

Will Brodie Some of the issues faced by a growing minor sport.

Ice Hockey

Australian Ice Hockey League wrap: youthful Perth could become a juggernaut

Will Brodie Perth Thunder aims for ongoing success thanks to the continuing emergence of youthful talent.

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Ice Hockey

Australian Ice Hockey League week two: Melbourne v Melbourne

Will Brodie It is the elephant in the room. The room being the Medibank Icehouse. The Mustangs don’t want to talk about it, and the men at the centre of it are publicity shy.

Ice Hockey

Australia's ice hockey team prepares for World Championships at Icehouse

Will Brodie The Australian ice hockey team is completing its build-up for the World Championships with practice matches against Melbourne's two national league teams.

Ice Hockey

Australian ice-hockey star Nathan Walker to feature in international exhibition series

Nathan Walker bringing his energy for the Hershey Bears.

Will Brodie Hot NHL prospect returns home in July, but he won't be hanging up his skates.

Ice Hockey

How the Canberra Brave rose from the ashes of the Canberra Knights

Canberra Brave logo

Will Brodie It has been an extraordinary couple of weeks for Australian ice hockey.

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Horse racing

Geelong is not Werribee, except for the TAB

Geelong, an oval course 76 kilometres from Melbourne

Will Brodie The TAB website does not recognise a race meeting shift - from Werribee to Geelong.


Can Liverpool win the EPL title?

Have faith: Liverpool is close to its first title since 1990.

Will Brodie The pundits and bookmakers have Chelsea favourites to win the EPL title. Despite manager Jose Mourinho’s best efforts – he said “No, it is not possible” on February 24 –...

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The ultimate test of cricket skill takes five days

Kyle Abbott of South Africa (C) is in action surrounded by Australian fielders  on Day 5 of the third Test match between South Africa and Australia at Newlands on  March 5, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Luigi Bennett

Will Brodie Australians may be represented by loudmouthed, smart-aleck, brash boundary-pushers on the field, but we love Test cricket.


It's a shame about Rehman

No ball.

Will Brodie Latest inductee into the bowling Hall of Infamy is Pakistan's experienced left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman, who was barred from the bowling crease after sending down three consecutive illegal full...

The Warner era: Players adapting to changed cricket landscape

David Warner.

Will Brodie David Warner's barnstorming success at Test match level signals a landmark in cricket evolution. The modern cricket landscape is now so varied that it contains several, distinct types of player.

Crowds give sport its intensity and exhilaration

Sports fans.

Will Brodie How much does your team mean to you? The one you barrack for most passionately? Does it mean as much to you as your own sporting involvements?

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Ice hockey: Canberra Knights vow to fight on despite owner's withdrawal

Canberra Knights.

Lee Gaskin and Will Brodie Canberra Knights players are rallying together to remain in the Australian Ice Hockey League and plan to take on the club's licence themselves.

Ice Hockey

Australian Women's Ice Hockey League finals get underway at Melbourne's Icehouse

Women's ice hockey league finals.

Will Brodie Melbourne Ice and Adelaide Adrenaline have been the clear pacesetters of the competition.


Brittle Aussies turn to fragile Watson, but with reason

Shane Watson

Will Brodie A week is a long time in Test cricket. A session is long enough for an Australian batting collapse comprehensive enough to lose a Test.

Sochi Winter Olympics: Canada v USA ice hockey clash a game of beggar-my-neighbour


Will Brodie Forget Russia. Canada is the nation where mood is determined by the performance of the national hockey team.

Winter Olympics

Sochi Winter Olympics: Does media coverage boost Australia's winter sports?

Nathan Walker.

Will Brodie Can small local sports capitalise on their Sochi window of opportunity?


Is Australia the world's best Test cricket team?

Mitchell Johnson.

Will Brodie Clearly Mitchell Johnson is currently the most destructive bowler in world cricket. But is Australia the world's best team? Right now?

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