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Softball talent production line: two locals on world cup duty

Softball talent production line: two locals on world cup duty

This region has produced a lot of talented softballers who have reached the top of the game. The latest are Mia Gilmore (pictured) and Blake Hunter, who have been selected in the Australian teams for the women’s and men’s under 18 softball World Cups. The women’s 2020 softball World Cup will be held in Lima, Peru, August 23-30. The men didn’t have to go as far, with their 2020 World Cup being held this week in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Joining Gilmore and Hunter were two other South West Sydney Academy of Sport softball program athletes, Jack Davies and Madi… Read more »

Maguire names strongest side for final Wests Tigers trial

Maguire names strongest side for final Wests Tigers trial

After an uninspiring effort against Penrith last week, Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire has named a team for their second trial that looks like the likely starting 13 for the 2020 season. Indeed the 23-man squad for Sunday’s hit out against the New Zealand Warriors at Rotorua International Stadium is only missing Matt Eisenhuth because of a foot injury. However the big forward will be available for selection in the club’s season opener on March 15. After sitting out last week’s 32-4 loss to Penrith, co-captain Moses Mbye and Benji Marshall will both start against the Warriors this Sunday, joining… Read more »

Ghosts hold finals fate in their own hands

The last two rounds of the premiership will determine if Campbelltown Camden Ghosts first grade side play finals cricket this season. After going through a poor form patch half way through the season, the young Ghosts of 2019-20 have recently shown there’s still plenty of fight in them. On the weekend they wrapped up a first innings victory over Penrith at Howell Oval. The win pushed the Ghosts to 10th place on the ladder, just seven points away from a finals spot. There are two rounds remaining, but potentially there will be 18 premiership points up for grabs, so the… Read more »

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Ghosts title hopes dented, but Isaaka stands tall

Campbelltown Camden Ghosts suffered the rare indignity of an outright defeat against competition leaders Randwick Petersham on the Australia Day weekend. With just four rounds remaining in the 2019-20 Sydney Premier Cricket season, the heavy loss almost certainly spells the end of the club’s hopes of breaking their 34 yearRead more »

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Getting into the academy part of the journey

A fresh faced sports programmer and events coordinator at SWSAS: Daniel Currinckx. Newly appointed South West Sydney Academy of Sport (SWSAS) sports program coordinator Daniel Currinckx says the selection process is an exciting part of the journey of elite athletes. “As a newcomer to SWSAS it is personally motivating toRead more »

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Big signings bolster Wests Tigers’ women’s side

The West Tigers NRL squad may have gone backwards courtesy of Ryan Matterson’s shock exit, but the club’s women’s team is poised to fly high in 2020. They have just signed international representative duo Botille Vette-Welsh and Raecene McGregor in a bid to give the NSW Women’s Premiership a shake this year.Read more »

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Tryathlon to make a splash in Camden again

When the world’s largest tryathlon series for under 16 years returns to Camden next year it will offer an exciting new event. The Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon, supported by Camden Council, will be held at Onslow Oval on Sunday, March 1, 2020. Children of all abilities are encouraged to participate inRead more »

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Spotlight’s on next crop of emerging golfers

Ryan Connors started last year’s academy golf program with a handicap of 11 is now down to 1.2. He’s a talented all round athlete who is really enjoying his golf. As the sun sets on another local golf club championship season, the spotlight turns on our emerging talent ahead ofRead more »

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Mighty M-League set to be even bigger in 2020

Forget the J-League, A-League or even Premier League, when it comes to grassroots soccer competitions the M-League reigns supreme in South West Sydney. Macarthur Football Association, which runs the M-League competition for both men and women, says the 2020 premiership will be bigger than ever. With player trials getting underRead more »

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Academy scholarship for rising star of alpine sport

Catarina Di Ramio is a speed demon on snow. Add a strong work ethic to the Wattle Grove teenager‘s need to speed and you know she could well be our next alpine sport star. Catarina, who represents Thredbo Ski Racing Club in alpine, slalom and ski cross, has also racedRead more »

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