Celebrating resilience in sport - the human stories behind the stars. Hosted & produced by sports journalist Neroli Meadows.
Thanks to Woody Pitney for his track “Love Me Like You Wanna Be Loved“ & Ryan Pierse for the cover photo.
Zac Williams - Ordineroli Speaking
#OrdineroliSpeaking Zac Williams has become an AFL star after growing up in country NSW. The former GWS Giant and now Carlton recruit has overcome a lot of adversity in his life. He lost his Dad at a very young age and got caught up in the wrong kind of scene as an adolescent. Under the guidance of his Mum and older sister, Zac managed to turn his life around and now - at 26 - he has found his voice as a proud Indigenous man.
Ashton Agar - Ordineroli Speaking
#OrdineroliSpeaking Cricketer Ashton Agar's Test debut was a dream - he made 98 in the Ashes at just 19 years of age. What followed, was the toughest period of his life. For the first time, Ashton reveals the full extent of his mental health issues and how they took over his life and career.
Sam Stosur - Ordineroli Speaking
#OrdineroliSpeaking Sam Stosur is a Grand Slam champion, having won the final at the 2011 US Open against Serena Williams. With 9 WTA singles titles to her name, Sam is coming to the end of her career and, as a Mum to Evie and partner to Liz, she feels now is the time to open up on the adversity she has overcome in her journey to self acceptance. In this episode, Sam reveals it has been the inner battle that has been the toughest. It's rare for Sam to give such an in-depth and candid interview - and I thank her for her honesty.
Hayden Ballantyne - Ordineroli Speaking
#OrdineroliSpeaking Hayden Ballantyne is known for being a tough small forward for the Fremantle Dockers, who opposition players and clubs loved to hate. In late 2018, Hayden's life changed forever when his younger brother Brendan was hit by a car and killed. In this episode, Hayden shares for the first time how he navigated his way through unfathomable tragedy and what it has taught him.
Caitlin Thwaites - Ordineroli Speaking
#OrdineroliSpeaking Caitlin Thwaites is a netball champion. After 18 seasons playing at the top level, Caitlin retired last year with another premiership with the Melbourne Vixens. For the first time, she reveals the family anguish behind that premiership. Caitlin has dealt with mental health issues throughout her life and the compounding nature of a world impacted by Covid tested her more than ever.
If this episode is triggering for you - please ask for help. Lifeline - 13 11 14, beyondblue.org.au.
And if you want to donate after hearing the story of Caitlin's family - leukemia.org.au
John Worsfold - Ordineroli Speaking
#OrdineroliSpeaking John Worsfold is a premiership coach and player in the AFL. In this episode of Ordineroli Speaking, the man known as Woosha opens up on the toll his 19 year coaching career took on his family. He also sheds light on the most testing moments of his career, including coaching Essendon in the aftermath of the supplements scandal, delisting Ben Cousins and the sudden death of premiership teammate Chris Mainwaring. This is a rare insight into a man who generally prefers silence.