Jackson Mellor

Work Ethic

A strong work ethic is often a trait that comes with age. Following a setback in 2019, Tasmanian discus thrower Jackson shares the lessons he has learnt on working hard to achieve his best performances in the throwing cage.


Sarah Haywood

Sarah Haywood

Making Every Shot Count

While individual, each arrow contributes to the overall performance for Tasmanian archer Sarah Haywood. In her Tassie Athlete article we share her passion for the sport, love for home and how all athletes can make every shot count.


Alex and Robbie Hunt

A Sibling Rivalry

Two Tasmanian brothers demonstrate that a sibling rivalry goes deeper than fighting over the PlayStation, wrestling each other or arguing over who ate the last muffin… it’s much more.

Alex and Robbie Hunt
Izzy Flint

Izzy Flint

Going Beyond The 98%

Some describe it as the worst crash they'd seen. Tasmanian mountain biker Izzy Flint shares her experience of concussion following a devastating accident overseas; and the real world implications of brain injury on her life beyond sport.


Amelia Spence


After some time overseas rediscovering her love for the sport, former Hockeyroo and Tasmania's Hockey One captain Amelia Spence shares her experience of moving back home and her love of the state.

Amelia Spence

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February 14, 2021

Dominic Anastasio

Welcome To The Podcast

Hear from Tassie Athlete founder Dominic Anastasio who introduces our podcast - an exciting new venture for the team.

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July 27, 2020

Izzy Flint

Comprehending Concussion

Some who witnessed Izzy Flint's crash in New Zealand described it as the most horrific incident they'd ever seen...

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October 20, 2020

Joel Mason

Snack Sized Sport Science

Tasmanian sport scientist Dr. Joel Mason joined the Tassie Athlete team from Germany to discuss all things sports science.

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2020 Mobart Flanno 5K

December 1, 2020

55 local legends donned their rudest flannys to take part in the 2020 "Mobart" edition of the Flanno 5km run as a part of the Movember campaign.


How Do Tassie Athlete's Manage Tough Times

October 29, 2020

As our first 'Community Reach Out' article, we're asking the Tasmanian sporting community to share what tips, resources or things help during tough or lonely times...


When The Chips Are Down

October 29, 2020

The relationship between athletes and social media is a difficult one, as TA athlete Scott Bowden unravels the highs and lows of what goes on behind the scenes.


ABOUT The tassie athlete

We're a journal sharing insight behind athletes of all sports and all abilities in Tasmania, Australia.

Instead of simply profiling an athlete, the premise is to delve into a key 'theme' our contributors find inspiring, collating a collection of topics and ideas worthwhile of sharing.



Dominic Anastasio
Primary Editor

Dominic is a track athlete and business owner in Hobart with interests in videography, photography and sharing inspiring stories.

Andrew Goyen

Andrew is a recreational runner and nurse in Hobart. He is an avid enthusiast of the Tasmanian outdoors, reading and trail running.


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Beyond words, we use video to help share the themes behind our Tassie Athletes.



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