Andrew Demetriou on experts panel at sports integrity forum

15/03/2019 // by admin

Outgoing AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou will join an expert panel at an unprecedented integrity forum for Australian sports bosses.
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The new head of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority, Ben McDevitt, will also be among the more than 300 guests at the symposium in Melbourne next week.

The panel was to feature the International Olympic Committee’s honorary president, Jacques Rogge, who was planning to make the trip to Australia especially for the event, but he has withdrawn because of ill health.

Demetriou has since been confirmed as a panellist and will join Australian Sports Commission CEO Simon Hollingsworth, ethicist Dr Pippa Grange, Professor Hans Westerbeek, who is the Dean of Victoria University’s College of Sport and Exercise Science, and world champion rower and Australian Olympic Committee Athlete Commission chair Kim Crow.

Demetriou will have no shortage of experiences to call upon having led the AFL through various salary cap and gambling-related probes, the Melbourne “tanking” episode and the continuing doping investigation into the code by ASADA.

Australian sports legend and Swimming Australia president John Bertrand will also be among the key speakers and, in driving the event, he recently told Fairfax Media it could be the most significant meeting of minds yet in Australia on a topic that that has proved highly threatening to sport around the world.

Another confirmed attendee is former World Anti-Doping Agency boss John Fahey, who at times last year antagonised Demetriou and Essendon with his observations about the as yet unresolved doping probe.

Australian Cricketers Association CEO Paul Marsh, the former Australian Institute of Sport boss and new Anti-Doping Rule Violation Panel member, Dr Peter Fricker, and Victorian Institute of

Sport CEO Anne Marie Harrison will also be among the guests.

There will be strong AFL club representation at the “Winning at What Price?” forum, and several members of the AFL’s integrity unit will attend.

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Adam Goodes hails AFL fans who stand up to racism

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Adam Goodes has praised fans who take a stand against racism and says growing signs of self-regulation among supporters is proof that racism in sport can be stamped out.
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Despite the disappointment of two incidents of racial abuse in the game last weekend directed at Goodes and Western Bulldogs’ Neville Jetta, the Sydney Swans star is encouraged by the culture of intolerance to racism growing among most fans.

Throughout his career, Goodes campaigned heavily to eradicate racism from sport, following in the footsteps of other indigenous AFL stars such as Nicky Winmar. He believes that years of making a stance against such abuse is resulting in a culture of self-regulation among fans.

Speaking at the launch of the Swans guernsey for the indigenous round, designed by his mother Lisa Sansbury, Goodes was moved by the general response to the racism that marred last weekend’s round.

“I’m very proud, that’s what we want people to do is self-regulate. That’s what we want all of us to do in the community, is self-regulate when we see something we don’t agree with,” Goodes said. “We all have core values and, when we see people go outside those core values, we should feel the right to say something and call that person out.

“For it to be actually put in motion now and for people to do it to people that are on the same team as them – supporting the same team – just shows you that there’s no place in the community for racism and people are drawing a line in the sand.”

There was no hiding his disappointment with the incident, as well as the resulting racist attacks on social media, but Goodes said hiding from racism was not an option. The Australian of the Year ignored the minority of racist comments, but said he would maintain an online presence as he believed it achieved more good than harm.

“How do we control it? It’s very hard. One way to control it is to not be on social media, but I think social media can be such a positive tool for getting the right messages out there,” Goodes said. “Don’t attach yourself to it, there’s a lot more positive things and good people out there to focus on than to worry about negative stuff that people want to say towards you.”

The Swans will wear the custom jersey, which represents the natural geography of Sydney as well as communities, in the AFL’s indigenous round when they play Geelong on Thursday.The jersey also draws inspiration from the passing of his mother’s sister.

“It’s a really special round for a couple of reasons,” Goodes said. “The club asked me if mum would like to design the jumper many months ago and she was very, very honoured to be able to do that … There are lots of circles on the guernsey, which are all connected, which means that the land is connected with the water. There’s a beautiful story in there, and the story is a tribute to my late aunty Margaret, who passed away a year-and-a-half ago.”

Goodes has played four games this season in his comeback from injury and has welcomed the recognition of the AFL’s indigenous round as he continues working back to peak form.

“It’s a really special round and I know I walk out a little bit prouder knowing that we have a round to celebrate our culture and our people,” Goodes said.

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2014 AFL round 10 teams

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Round 10 expert tips
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Friday, 23 MayGEELONG v NORTH MELBOURNESimonds Stadium, 7.50pm AEST

GEELONGB: Jared Rivers, Tom Lonergan, Corey EnrightHB: Andrew Mackie, Harry Taylor, Cameron GuthrieC: Mark Blicavs, Joel Selwood, Mitch DuncanHF: Travis Varcoe, Hamish McIntosh, Mathew StokesF: Jordan Murdoch, Tom Hawkins, Jimmy BartelFol: Dawson Simpson, James Kelly, George Horlin-SmithI/C: Jed Bews, Steven Motlop, Jackson Sheringham, Jesse StringerEmg: Taylor Hunt, Jarrad Jansen, Josh Walker In: Mathew Stokes, Jesse Stringer Out: Taylor Hunt (omitted), Steve Johnson (suspension)

NORTH MELBOURNEB: L.McDonald, J.Tippett, L.HansenHB: N.Dal Santo, S.Thompson, L.GreenwoodC: S.Gibson, A.Swallow, R.NahasHF: L.Thomas, A.Black, L.AdamsF: M.Daw, D.Petrie, B.HarveyFOLL: T.Goldstein, J.Ziebell, B.CunningtonI/C: R.Bastinac, M.Firrito, S.Atley, S.WrightEMG: L.Anthony, S.McMahon, M.WoodIN: M.FirritoOUT: S.McMahon

Saturday, 24 May

GWS GIANTS v RICHMONDSpotless Stadium, 1.40pm AEST

GWS GIANTSB: Jeremy Cameron, Stephen Gilham, Curtly HamptonHB: Adam Kennedy, Aidan Corr, Heath ShawC: Tom Scully, Jacob Townsend, Adam TomlinsonHF: Will Hoskin-Elliott, Jonathon Patton, Lachlan WhitfieldF: Dylan Addison, Jonathan Giles, Devon SmithFOL: Shane Mumford, Rhys Palmer, Callan WardI/C: Dylan Shiel, Stephen Coniglio, Joshua Kelly, Adam TreloarEMG: Zac Williams, Kristian Jaksch, Josh Hunt IN: Jeremy Cameron, Stephen Gilham, Curtly Hampton, Jacob Townsend, Dylan Addison, Shane Mumford, Adam Treloar OUT: Toby Greene (club suspension), Andrew Phillips (omitted), Sam Frost (omitted), Josh Hunt (omitted), Jed Lamb (omitted), Nick Haynes (ankle), Matt Buntine (omitted)

RICHMONDB: T.Chaplin, D.Grimes, A.RanceHB: B.Houli, B.Lennon, S.MorrisC: S.Grigg, D.Jackson, R.ConcaHF: D.Martin, B.Griffiths, B.DeledioF: S.Edwards, J.Riewoldt, T.VickeryFOL: S.Hampson, B.Ellis, T.CotchinI/C: M.McDonough, M.Dea, N.Foley, M.ThomasEMG: R.Petterd, A.Miles, S.LloydIN: D.Grimes, M.Dea, M.ThomasOUT: D.Astbury (dislocated kneecap), N.Vlastuin (broken finger), S.Lloyd (omitted)



B: Nick Maxwell, Jack Frost, Alan TooveyHB: Heritier Lumumba, Nathan Brown, Tom LangdonC: Clinton Young, Brent Macaffer, Steele SidebottomHF: Jarryd Blair, Jesse White, Luke BallF: Jamie Elliott, Travis Cloke, Dane SwanFOL: Brodie Grundy, Dayne Beams, Scott PendleburyI/C: Alex Fasolo, Tyson Goldsack, Jarrod Witts, Marley WilliamsEMG: Sam Dwyer, Lachlan Keeffe, Josh Thomas, IN: Nathan Brown, Alex Fasolo OUT: Sam Dwyer (omitted), Lachlan Keeffe (omitted)

WEST COASTB: E.Mackenzie, D.Glass, J.BennellHB: E.Yeo, M.Brown, X.EllisC: S.Hurn, M.Priddis, C.MastenHF: J.Cripps, J.Darling, S.WellinghamF: J.Hill, JJ.Kennedy, N.NaitanuiFOLL: D.Cox, S.Selwood, L.ShueyI/C: A.Gaff, M.Hutchings, M.Rosa, B.SheppardEMG: W.Schofield, S.Butler, P.McGinnityIN: J.HillOUT: M.LeCras (suspended)


PORT ADELAIDEB: Jack Hombsch, Alipate Carlile, Jarman ImpeyHB: Matthew Broadbent, Jackson Trengove, Jasper PittardC: Jared Polec, Travis Boak, Kane CornesHF: Aaron Young, Justin Westhoff, Angus MonfriesF: Robbie Gray, Jay Schulz, Chad WingardFOLL: Matthew Lobbe, Ollie Wines, Brad EbertI/C: Matt White, Hamish Hartlett, Dom Cassisi, Kane MitchellEMG: Paul Stewart, Jake Neade, Benjamin Newton, IN: Matthew Lobbe, OUT: Brent Renouf (omitted)

HAWTHORNB: M.Suckling R.Schoenmakers T.DuryeaHB: W.Langford B.Stratton G.BirchallC: J.Lewis L.Hodge L.ShielsHF: I.Smith J.Gunston B.HillF: P.Puopolo D.Hale L.BreustFOLL: B.McEvoy B.Sewell S.BurgoyneI/C: M.Hallahan J.Ceglar B.Hartung J.SimpkinEmerg: K.Cheney A.Woodward T.O’BrienIN: L.Hodge, B.Sewell, L.Shiels, J.CeglarOUT: J.Roughead (suspension), J.Gibson (shoulder), C.Rioli (hamstring), K.Cheney (omitted)

Sunday, 25 May


GOLD COASTB: Kade Kolodjashnij, Steven May, Greg BroughtonHB: Sean Lemmens, Rory Thompson, Trent McKenzieC: Jarrod Harbrow, Gary Ablett, Michael RischitelliHF: Aaron Hall, Tom Lynch, Danny StanleyF: Charlie Dixon, Sam Day, Brandon MateraFOLL: Zac Smith, Jaeger O’Meara, Dion PrestiaI/C: Luke Russell, Harley Bennell, Matt Shaw, David Swallow EMG: Alex Sexton, Jeremy Taylor, Jack HutchinsIN: Kade KolodjashnijOUT: Alex Sexton

WESTERN BULLDOGSB: L.Picken, J.Roughead, E.WoodHB: S.Higgins, D.Morris, R.MurphyC: A.Cooney, R.Griffen, J.MacraeHF: D.Giansiracusa, J.Stringer, J.TuttF: L.Dahlhaus, S.Crameri, F.RobertsFoll: W.Minson, M.Boyd, T.LiberatoreI/C: M.Bontempelli, C.Smith, K.Stevens, B.GoodesEMG: M.Wallis, L.Hunter, N.HrovatIN: B.Goodes, J.Roughead, K.Stevens, C.Smith, M.BontempelliOUT: T.Williams (calf), L.Jones (suspension), J.Johannisen, T.Dickson (pectoral), L.Hunter


CARLTONB: Andrejs Everitt, Michael Jamison, Sam RoweHB: Zach Tuohy, Andrew Walker, Dylan BuckleyC: Kade Simpson, Bryce Gibbs, Jeff GarlettHF: Levi Casboult, Marc Murphy, Chris YarranF: Lachie Henderson, Dennis Armfield, Troy MenzelFOLL: Robert Warnock, Brock McLean, Dale ThomasI/C: Sam Docherty, David Ellard, Jarrad Waite, Simon WhiteEMG: Jaryd Cachia, Andrew Carrazzo, Blaine Johnson   IN: Jarrad Waite, OUT: Mitch Robinson (suspension)

ADELAIDEB: K.Hartigan, B.Rutten, L.BrownHB: B.Smith, D.Talia, M.JaenschC: R.Sloane, S.Thompson, D.MackayHF: S.Kerridge, J.Jenkins, C.CameronF: J.Podsiadly, T.Walker, E.BettsFOLL: S.Jacobs, P.Dangerfield, R.DouglasI/C: M.Wright, R.Laird, J.Lyons, B.MartinEMG: M.Crouch, A.Otten, M.Grigg IN: J.LyonsOUT: M.Crough

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Marie Walton-Mahon Dance Academy 40th anniversary

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Marie Walton-Mahon in December 2010 when she retired.THIS year marks 40 years since a former ballerina started up a dance studio that would go on to teach tens of thousands of students in the Hunter.
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So it is expected to be a big affair in July when a reunion is held for Marie Walton-Mahon to celebrate the milestone.

Ms Walton-Mahon was a professional dancer with Les Ballet de Marseilles in France when her father suffered a heart attack and became very ill.

She returned to Newcastle and set up the Marie Walton-Mahon Dance Academy – and the rest is history.

In 2010, after 36 years, she left her role as artistic director of the Lambton academy, which continues to operate in her name.

She has since gone on to create a series of training DVDs along with other achievements.

‘‘I’m very proud the school lives on in my name as a guest teacher and consultant,’’ she said.

‘‘On June 17, 1974, we had six students – I never dreamed it would go on to become what it did.’’

Ms Walton-Mahon said it would be very special to catch up with all of her students at the reunion.

A number have gone on to train as international ballet stars or become members of the Australian Ballet Company.

Recently, one Ms Walton-Mahon’s former students, Daniel Roberge, sent a photo of himself standing with US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle.

Marie Walton-Mahon in December 2010 when she retired.

An apprentice with The Washington Ballet, he had danced at the White House.

The photo was accompanied with the message ‘‘wouldn’t be here without you’’.

Ms Walton-Mahon said she loved teaching and helping students over the years.

‘‘I love seeing the lights turn on in students’ eyes and seeing their confidence grow,’’ she said.

The Marie Walton-Mahon reunion is being held on July 19.Register for the reunion with Elise Frawley 0419 632 100

Join the Facebook group‘‘Marie Walton-Mahon – celebrating 40 years’’

Get tickets here