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The Fitz Files

Community sport: The parkrun is growing in popularity.

Why the parkrun concept is taking Australia by storm

You will recall TFF's rant of 10 days ago that what Australia needed more of was less corporate slug-fests, awash in match-fixing, dodgy deals, bodgy people, bikies and furious factional fighting and more community sport, a la the newly formed Lane Cove Fun Run.

Sell Hayne and Folau and buy, buy, buy women's sport

On the rise: Australia's rugby sevens women celebrate their Olymnpic gold in Rio.

As if you didn't know, it is time – as the flood of muddied oafs begins to recede, and the tide of flanelled fools has not fully engulfed all – for your humble correspondent's annual look at which sporting stocks to buy, sell, and hold.

What does our country need? More fun runs

There he is! Wally was one of the fancy dress characters spotted in the crowd.

Meanwhile, far away from match-fixing, from dodgy deals and bodgy people, well away from big-time contracts, from bitter disappointments and furious factional fighting, sport, totally removed from soul-less corporate crunching, real sport goes on . . .  

The attitude to concussion is still in the dark ages

Obviously concussed: Dale Copley leaves the field during the match against the Broncos.

You had to see it to believe it. A minute before half-time in the Roosters vs Broncos game Dale Copley goes into a tackle, gets his head in the way of an inadvertently flying knee, and falls to the ground like a sack of spuds.