I’m forever wondering what athletes’ are like outside the sporting spotlight and am equally intrigued by their personalities as well as their talent and athleticism. The only problem is, their sporting achievements and statistics are easily accessible but the good stuff, the other parts that characterise the person beyond what we can access in sport pages, is often overlooked. This blog is about exploring these aspects of athletes’ and administrators‘ personal stories on top of their sporting success.
Syris Schmidt is a young Samoan-Niuean man making a name for himself in Australian rugby ranks. The Southport School five-eighth is directing his team on field as well as his career options outside of rugby. Syris has played representative grades in both rugby and league having played for Queensland in rugby league and Queensland Reds U16, and U18. … More Q&A with Syris Schmidt