When Kait O'Callahan arrived in Melbourne four years ago, AFL was the monster truck that blasted its horn and showed off its expensive paint job, running over all other sports in its haste to prove it was the biggest and best choice. Here's why she can't stand the sport...
The 1983 America's Cup is an Australian sporting triumph that won't be forgotten easily. Yet no matter how many times you've read about how Australia came back from the brink to break the USA's 132 year winning streak, you'll still find yourself on the edge of your seat in John Bertrand's 'Born To Win'.
Ice Hockey may not be Melbourne’s biggest sport, but with two teams and plenty of passionate fans, there’s much for locals to get excited about. Kait O'Callahan caught up with Pat O’Kane of the Melbourne Mustangs, a team that has gone from strength to strength.
Australia is full of soccer snobs, writes Kait O'Callahan. Rather than try and promote the sport they love in their own country, they insult the A-League in every way possible. And it's simply not good enough.
If you're yet to witness the spectacle that is ice hockey, or are keen to check out the local talent, Onya Magazine has two fantastic packages to see the Melbourne Mustangs play this Saturday night.
Chelsea Higgins grew up dreaming of competing in equestrian on the international stage. She was on track to do just that when a tragic accident in 2010 left her in a coma for nine days and resulted in permanent disability. Kait O'Callahan chats to her about her refusal to give up.
Miranda Devine recently wrote an article on today's youth and the destructiveness of ‘causal hook-ups'. Kait O'Callahan responds to the piece, arguing that Devine has clearly forgotten those hedonistic years when friends and fashion were the most important things in life.
At 22, Ellyse Perry is the first Australian woman to play in both the cricket and soccer World Cups and is one of the most recognisable female athletes in Australia today. Kait O'Callahan chats to her about the state of women's cricket, sporting idols and more.
Kait O'Callahan does not believe that soccer breeds more aggressive fans than any other sport. To help grow the game, she argues that we need to attract fans in the same way the Melbourne Heart attracted her three years ago; by being passionate without being aggressive and by cheering without putting others down.
Kait O'Callahan chats to Kyah Simon - Australian female soccer striker and the first Indigenous woman to score for Australia - about the highs of her career, motivation and the challenges she faces as a woman in sport.
Tennis, and sport in general, is full of role models that are actually relatable and come in all shapes and sizes, argues Kait O'Callahan. She believes it's time we stopped idolising models and celebrities, and instead looked to healthy, fit sportswomen.
Ken Rosewall was an influential Australian tennis players who lived through the amateur/pro and open tennis eras. Author Richard Naughton starts this book off slowly, but once he starts to write about the politics of open tennis, 'Muscles' becomes captivating, says Kait O'Callahan.