Author(s): Peter FitzSimons
In his very popular Saturday column, the 'Fitzy Files', Peter FitzSimons usually writes about famous sports men and women. But from time to time he throws in stories taken from grassroots sport and daily life. These are heartwarming and generous tales that makes us all puff up our chests with the pride at being from a country that doesn't just punch above its weight sporting achievements-wise but that still celebrates the kind of sportsmanship that remains the ideal of all good people. These are the stories that make us say, 'Gotta Love This Country!'.
Peter FitzSimons is a journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald. He is also a regular TV commentator, a former radio presenter and a former national representative rugby union player...Peter is the author of over 20 books - including Tobruk, Kokoda, Batavia, Mawson and the Ice Men of the Heroic Age, Ned Kelly, Gallipoli and biographies of Nancy Wake, Kim Beazley, Nick Farr-Jones, Les Darcy, Steve Waugh and John Eales...Peter was named a Member of the Order of Australia for service to literature as a biographer, sports journalist and commentator, and to the community through contributions to conservation, disability care, social welfare and sporting organisations...He lives with his wife, Lisa Wilkinson, and their three children in Sydney...