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Grants to help clubs be ready when local sport returns

Grants to help clubs be ready when local sport returns

The Southern Cross Gliding Club will install a glider training simulator at their clubhouse. Bringelly Netball Club will provide umpire and coaching courses. Oran Park Cricket Club will put on a level two coaching clinic, offer first aid courses and a club governance strategy workshop, plus subsidised uniforms for their players. Camden Junior AFL Football Club – the fourth local organisation to receive funding in the latest round of the NSW local sport grant program – will buy training balls, match balls and uniforms. Member for Camden Peter Sidgreaves said the grants from a pool of $4.6 million would assist… Read more »

New look Wests Tigers team named for return of footy

An email from the Wests Tigers landing at 4pm on a Tuesday can mean only one thing: the footy’s back. The heart rate had hardly returned to normal when it shot up again after reading through the team list for the round three match against Cronulla Sharks at Bankwest Stadium this Saturday from 5.30pm. There is just so much to unpack from the team that coach Michael Maguire has named – from having two hookers in the 17 to two more debutants under his watch. The match will also see the return of the Benji Marshall and Luke Brooks combination… Read more »

Academy making the right moves in search of silver lining

The absence of structure and organised events within the sporting world has been a significant challenge for participants and administrators across the board. Covid-19 has led our whole society into new territory but, as is, often the case; opportunity is borne in adversity. South West Sydney Academy of Sport (SWSAS) is one sports organisation that has worked hard to find a silver lining during this challenging period. And two brand new initiatives are proof that such an approach can pay dividends. In the first of these, SWSAS has partnered with Elite-Travel to introduce a Citizen of the Year award. “This… Read more »

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Grants to help clubs be ready when local sport returns

The Southern Cross Gliding Club will install a glider training simulator at their clubhouse. Bringelly Netball Club will provide umpire and coaching courses. Oran Park Cricket Club will put on a level two coaching clinic, offer first aid courses and a club governance strategy workshop, plus subsidised uniforms for theirRead more »

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Academy making the right moves in search of silver lining

The absence of structure and organised events within the sporting world has been a significant challenge for participants and administrators across the board. Covid-19 has led our whole society into new territory but, as is, often the case; opportunity is borne in adversity. South West Sydney Academy of Sport (SWSAS)Read more »

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Work kicks off on footy club’s bigger home

Footballers from Campbelltown Uniting Church Soccer Club will enjoy new change rooms and facilities when a new $1.2 million amenities building at Lynwood Park is completed. Construction has started on the upgrade project, which will more than double the size of the club’s previous amenities building at Lynwood Park. ThereRead more »

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MP puts heat on NRL over Campbelltown Stadium

Campbelltown MP Greg Warren hopes the decision to play NRL games at Campbelltown Sports Stadium will continue once restrictions are eased and the ban on crowds is finally lifted. The NRL is seriously considering Campbelltown Sports Stadium as one of the venues to host fixtures for a number of clubsRead more »

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Academy zooms in on innovative ways to serve athletes

When social restrictions meant no more face to face coaching for athletes and footballers, sport organisations turned to the internet for help. Online team meetings or one on one with coaches became the norm since late March as clubs and codes stepped up to the challenges of the pandemic. TheRead more »

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Chairman says Macarthur football season may kick off on July 3

Macarthur Football Association (MFA) says its preliminary planning has the season starting on the weekend of July 3-5. In a note to clubs last week, the MFA chairman Darcy Lound said they were working with the three Macarthur region councils “to ensure we can deliver as many matches as weRead more »

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Eagles open 2020 account with try blitz

First grade debutants Ali Lata and Omar Awad both scored tries for the Eagles on the weekend. Top: first grade celebrate their big win at Penrith. East Campbelltown Eagles have started their 2020 Sydney Shield season with a 59-6 romp over Penrith Brothers. The Eagles took just seven minutes toRead more »

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Ghosts go out with a whimper

The Ghosts have missed the 2019-20 finals by just three points. It means they won’t be able to break their 35 year premiership drought this season. Former in 1985-86, the Ghosts have never lifted the Sydney Premier Cricket trophy, a dubious record that is set to continue for another inRead more »

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