FROM THE EDITOR
For a week, circa 1994, I thought we might be onto something in our house. My brother had just scooped player of the year at our local rugby club, I’d won the high jump at the school sports day (even if there were only five competitors) and scored the winning goal in my team’s netball quarter final, and for a few days at least I thought sporting success might be in our blood. But, alas, the following week I smashed a couple of fingers in the semi-final and, well, that was the end of that.
One family whose genetic gift can’t be doubted is the Sims from Gerringong, NSW. All five siblings have grown up to play top-flight rugby league, so on page 4, to coincide with footy finals weekend, we spoke to the Sims clan about what it was like to grow up in such a sporty family and asked mum Jacqui, how she juggles supporting so many teams!
Sticking with the footy theme, we also spoke to AFL coach Alan McConnell and Jillaroos boss Brad Donald to discover how they get the most out of the elite female athletes they work with. Their fascinating findings are on page 6.
Elsewhere in this issue we shine the spotlight on salt. New studies show we may have been too hasty in banning it from the dinner table, which quite frankly, is music to my ears. But before you go wild with the salt shaker, get the experts’ verdict in our report on page 8. Have a great week!