Inside Sport

Inside Sport January 2020

Celebrating over 20 years in print, Inside Sport is Australia's most highly awarded sporting publication, including the recipient of the prestigious Walkley Award for sport journalism. But that's not why sports fans love it. Inside Sport consistently tackles modern sporting issues and publishes awe-inspiring sports photography, every month. THAT'S why sports fans love it.

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3 min.
editor's letter

When you were younger – during your high school years or even earlier, perhaps – what would you have thought the year 2020 was going to look like in a sporting sense? Forty or even 50-team footy comps? Glow in the dark cricket balls? Robots playing instead of humans? Personally, I never gave it a thought. I always shook any mention of the year 2020 off as one of those fanciful dates that will never arrive; it was too far into the future to worry about. Then again, I thought the same thing of Prince’s plan to party like it was 1999. And that was 21 years ago. Anyway, welcome to the year 2020. You made it. Now, how would you describe what the Australian sporting landscape has become to the 1995…

1 min.
inside sport

EDITOR James Smith jamess@insidesport.com.au ART DIRECTOR Allan Bender allanb@insidesport.com.au CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Crispin Andrews, Jeff Centenera, Keiran Deck, Luke Dodemaide, Tom Duvall, Andrew Ferguson, Tristan K’nell, Suzi Petkovski, Kathy Stone, Claire-Louise Vermande, Curtis Woodward GROUP EDITOR Kevin Airs kairs@nextmedia.com.au ADVERTISING Ryan Coombs Advertising Sales Manager Tel: (02) 9901 6379 Mob: 0449 671 738 rcoombs@nextmedia.com.au QLD: Damian Martin Queensland Ad Manager Mob: 0417 168 663 dmartin@nextmedia.com.au Executive Chairman David Gardiner Managing Director Hamish Bayliss Production & Digital Services Jonathan Bishop Production Manager Peter Ryman Circulation Director Carole Jones…

2 min.
freeze frame

2 min.
4 things you must not miss

Nautical Milestone Expect Sydney Harbour to look a little more crowded this Boxing Day, as the Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race (from Dec 26) has drawn its biggest field in a quarter of a century. The bluewater classic reaches a milestone this year, its 75th, which has brought out a fleet of 170 entries to sail away to Constitution Dock. Five super maxis will line up, including last year’s line honours winner, Wild Oats XI, which had to retire from the lead-up Cabbage Tree Island race with serious damage. One other Sydney-Hobart tradition remains intact for the time being; the broadcast of the race will continue on Seven. With the network also covering cricket, the boats will be rounding the heads during lunch at the MCG ... Old College Try For those not familiar with…

3 min.
punters chance

Even if Liverpool sucks the drama out of the English Premier League title race, there’s always fun to be had with the top goal-scorers. Last season, the chase for the Golden Boot went down to the last day, and ended in a three-way tie. With several marksmen in prime net-finding form in the first half of this EPL campaign, might we see more than one shiny shoe handed out again? Jamie Vardy $4.50 It’s been a fascinating season so far for the Leicester City talisman, if only for the spat between his wife Rebekah and Coleen Rooney. Vardy has made the most of the publicity by heaping a bag of goals on top, with 11 through his first 12 matches. The 32-year-old has been revitalised under new boss Brendan Rodgers, putting his…

2 min.
fighting the good fight

It’s been non-stop action for Mark Evans since he stepped into the Sportscover Clubbies ring to claim the 2019 Coach of the Year award. Inside Sport caught up with the inspirational boxing mentor – just after his return from the World Championships in Russia with the Australian women’s team – to check on the health of his passport. “Yeah, it’s always up to date and within arm’s reach,” the well-travelled Evans laughs. Since we last saw the former boxer, he’s been landing punches for the sport at all levels. His Impact Academy club in the hinterland town of Cooroy took six boxers to New Zealand for six wins. At the Australian U19s Championships on the Gold Coast, Queensland came away with a 22-gold and 11-silver medal haul – just another feather in the cap…