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Cancellation of competition tough lesson for this young Camden athlete

Cancellation of competition tough lesson for this young Camden athlete

Jasmine McAllister is pumped and ready for the 2021 Academy Games. Teenage AFLW player Jasmine McAllister learned a good lesson last year – not to take things for granted. Covid-19 meant the cancellation of the 2020 Academy Games very close to the event, something the Camden youngster wasn’t happy about. A member of the South West Sydney Academy of Sport, Jasmine says the cancellation was “very upsetting’’. “That experience really changed my mindset on what could happen, it changed my mentality. “Previously I had thought that everything would be set in place and would be handed to me. “Now I… Read more »

Wests Tigers will be hoping for a post Easter miracle

The changes made by Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire to the team to face South Sydney Rabbitohs at Stadium Australia this Saturday are not quite as bad as re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. But in some ways they’re worse; they’re ho hum, seen it all before, next, please. So Asu “AJ” Kepaoa returns after being dropped just two weeks earlier, while big, young prop Stefano Utoikamanu will get to start against the Bunnies. Hooker Jacob Liddle, who has been playing well, has been dropped and replaced with Jake Simpkin (pictured), who should have been already playing in the… Read more »

Camden, Campbelltown both post 50 points in opening round

Camden, Campbelltown both post 50 points in opening round

Camden and Campbelltown both posted 50 points in their opening round matches of the 2021 Group Six premiership. Also in the winners’ circle were Thirlmere, who posted 46 points over Picton, and The Oaks, who were in the closest game of the round, a thriller against Oakdale. On Sunday Camden prevailed 50-16 over Narellan at Kirkham Park, in front of a healthy crowd and in perfect conditions for rugby league. Mason Cerruto, returning to Camden after time in two NRL systems, was the star for the Rams, with a four try haul. The fullback was damaging in attack all day,… Read more »

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The Storm were too good for the Wests Tigers at Campbelltown tonight.

Wests Tigers smashed by Storm

The Wests Tigers missed a golden opportunity to move up the NRL ladder tonight, when they found a way to lose a game they should have won. In front of a miserable crowd of just over 6,000 hardy souls on a cold Campbelltown night,  Robbie Farah’s decimated team just couldn’tRead more »

Eagles flying high for Benny

The East Campbelltown Eagles downed Mounties 34-12  in the NSW rugby league Sydney Shield competition on Sunday. The match was played at Waminda Oval and Eagles players wore specially designed jerseys in memory of Benny Stevens. It was also Old Boys day, so the Eagles had an extra couple ofRead more »

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Pat Richards key man for Wests

The song in grandma’s time said ‘‘you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone’’ and I have to admit that’s how I feel about Braith Anasta now. For most of the season a posse of Wests Tigers observers have been calling for Anasta’s head, because they felt he wasn’tRead more »

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Eagles tribute to Ben Stevens

The East Campbelltown Eagles will this Sunday, August 3 pay tribute to former player and popular local, the late Ben Stevens, pictured. The Eagles will play Mounties for the Benny Stevens Cup and raise money for local youth mental health foundation, Headspace. East Campbelltown secretary Tammy Draper said:  “Benny wasRead more »

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The Western Sydney Wanderers will be without defender Matthew Spiranovic for up to 10 weeks due to an ankle injury. Spiranovic will go into surgery on Monday, July 28  and will miss the majority of the Wanderers pre-season including its crucial AFC Champions League Quarter Final matches.  Read more »

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Boys in blue to also rise for Alex McKinnon

The NSW Police Force is getting behind the Rise For Alex Round this weekend with the Police Commissioner encouraging all officers to show support for injured rugby league player Alex McKinnon (pictured). NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione said the police force is steeped in rugby league tradition with many officersRead more »

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New coach takes reins at Wanderers women’s team

The Wanderers’ women’s league team will have a new coach in the new season, Norm Boardman. His appointment was announced earlier today, July 17. Having worked with the squad as assistant coach in the 2013/14 season, Boardman’s familiarity of the club and players will merge well with his wealth ofRead more »

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