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How sweet it is: Macarthur FC start with a bang

After their hard fought 1-0 win over the Wanderers to start the season tonight, Macarthur FC will always remember December 30, 2020. And it won’t just be a historic day because of the victory in the Western Sydney derby or the three A-League premiership points, as important as they are. It will always be remembered… Read more »

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Here we go: four Socceroos in first outing of the Bulls

Four Socceroos and an Olyroo will line up for Macarthur FC against Western Sydney Wanderers tomorrow night. Mark Milligan, who will captain the Bulls, will have the familiar faces of Ivan Franjic (pictured above), Tommy Oar and Adam Federici around him in the round one A-League fixture at Bankwest Stadium. Rising Olyroos star Denis Genreau… Read more »

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Major makeover for dilapidated Ruse tennis complex

East Campbelltown residents who love tennis – playing or watching – here’s some Christmas cheer for you. In a reversal of recent trends, the tennis complex at Ruse will receive a major makeover early next year. It follows the successful application by Campbelltown Council for funding under the newly established NSW ATP Cup Tennis Legacy… Read more »

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Scotty, get that Covid-19 vaccine to us, ASAP

Amazing, really, to think this year is about to expire. It has been so weird we can’t even decide if it went by really slowly or like the speed of light. No doubt if we had a Top 5 of years it would sit atop the ladder, it has been that incredible. But really we… Read more »

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Highway sign of the times: visit beautiful Campbelltown

Whether they’re heading north or south on the Hume Highway, a lot of motorists bypass Campbelltown. Warren Morrison, pictured above outside historic Glenalvon House, thinks that’s a wasted opportunity for local tourism and economy. If he gets his way, the Totally Locally Committed (TLC) councillor believes many of those motorists will take the exit to… Read more »

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Surfing makes Macarthur FC goalie Adam Federici happy man

Give Macarthur FC goalkeeper Adam Federici surfing and he’s the happiest man alive. And now that he’s back home after more than 17 years plying his trade in England, Federici is making up for lost time on beaches along the South Coast. He says surfing for him is about fun, fitness and relaxing away from… Read more »

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Ghosts need 299 for victory over Manly

The first day’s play at Raby Oval on Saturday was another one that got away from the Camden Campbelltown Ghosts. Campbelltown won the toss and invited Manly to bat first in the round eight clash, the last before Christmas 2020. The visitors said “thank you very much’’, and proceeded to smash almost 300 runs. However… Read more »

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Mayor’s casting vote saves the day on Billabong

The ratepayers of Campbelltown will have to stump up an extra $13 million for the Billabong project after council voted last night to back the use of cash reserves. A push to get more detailed costing on where and how the extra money would be spent almost got up when seven of the 14 councillors… Read more »

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Ghosts show batting backbone to avoid outright defeat

A defiant second innings batting display helped Camden Campbelltown Ghosts avoid a humiliating outright defeat against Bankstown on the weekend. The young Ghosts side were under the pump heading into the second day of the round seven match at Bankstown Oval. They made a paltry 132 batting first a week earlier, with the home side… Read more »

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