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Another batting collapse, but Ghosts still in with a chance

Another batting collapse, but Ghosts still in with a chance

Just when you thought it was safe to think Camden Campbelltown Ghosts had turned the corner this season they have another massive batting collapse. This time it was against UNSW in the penultimate round of the 2020-21 season. It’s true that the conditions were difficult at Raby Sports Complex, with showers in the morning of the match and the night before. Indeed the start of play was delight by a shower across Raby, so it definitely was not a day for batting at the foot of the Scenic Hills last Saturday. Campbelltown won the toss and invited the visitors to… Read more »

Macarthur FC return serve against Sydney FC

Macarthur FC return serve against Sydney FC

Macarthur FC head coach Ante Milicic may not agree, but when you’re on the road, one out of two ain’t bad. After a 4-1 thumping at Ballarat against Western United last week, the Bulls bounced back to win 1-0 against reigning premiers Sydney FC at Kogarah yesterday afternoon. Milicic may agree with the above sentiment if his boys can make it two out of three when they hit the road once again and head north to the Central Coast to take on the Mariners next Monday, March 8 in Gosford. At present this would make it a top of the… Read more »

When the going gets tough, the tough get going

When the going gets tough, the tough get going

Rep honours: Ethan Nicholls and Ethan Brooks. No year has tested athletes as much as 2020, the pandemic and restrictions making it challenging to maintain focus on the path to achieving their sporting dreams. South West Sydney Academy of Sport CEO Gerry Knights says that development pathways going into a forced recess curtailed the opportunity of athletes to demonstrate their skills, determination and fitness. “But this is also a time where the tough and strong-willed shine through,’’ says Mr Knight. He said a case in point was a handful of aspiring young hockey athletes. Mr Knights is known as Mr… Read more »

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Fast transition, better service to Derbyshire keys to victory

Faster transition and better service to Matt Derbyrshire will be the keys to Macarthur FC getting on top of Wellington Phoenix this afternoon at Campbelltown Sports Stadium. Bulls coach Ante Milicic, who acknowledged his team’s “disappointing performance’’ last Sunday against the Mariners, identified those two factors as crucial for hisRead more »

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Promising young forward joins Wests Tigers

Wests Tigers have signed another promising young forward. Tukimihia “Tuki” Simpkins will join Wests immediately, after he was granted a release from the final year of his contract with the North Queensland Cowboys. Standing at 192cm and topping the scales at 105kg, the 19-year-old edge forward is viewed as aRead more »

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New record, seven medals for Academy athletes

South West Sydney Academy of Sport made a splash at the 2020 NSW All Schools Championships, bringing home a new record and seven medals – four gold, two silver and one bronze. With a slender calendar of events in 2020, the members of the Wests Future Star program athletes madeRead more »

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BMX stalwart named sport academy citizen of the year

The South West Sydney Academy of Sport BMX program took off in 2016 and Fred Furner – pictured above – has been there since day one. But Furner has been a lot more than just the BMX program manager in the past four years. He has been – and continuesRead more »

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Two time Socceroo defender is now a Bull

Another big defender has joined Macarthur FC ahead of their inaugural season. James Meredith, a 6-foot-1 left-back, has spent the past 15 years plying his trade in England, after being scouted to Derby County as a 16-year-old. The 32 year old amassed 223 career matches with League One outfit BradfordRead 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 weekRead more »

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