FROM THE ED­I­TOR

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Body and Soul - - NEWS -

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!

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