Sport

New Panthers wrecking ball on verge of NRL debut

New Penrith Panthers prop Viliame Kikau almost can't believe how much his life has changed in such a short space of time. Just under two...

Never stop believing

Penrith Youth League basketballer Marshal Ndebele was always overlooked by the system. He never made state teams and was never told he would one day...

Warriors game means something extra special to Fisher-Harris

Penrith Panthers backrower James Fisher-Harris says he can’t wait to play in front of his family and friends when he returns to New Zealand...

All about timing and patience for Latimore

A few weeks ago Panthers prop Jeremy Latimore was running around in reserve grade, struggling to get a start in Anthony Griffin’s first grade...

Panthers to play Dragons in opening game

Penrith fans will have to wait until round three for the first home game of the 2017 NRL season, with the Panthers on the...

Leonay Golf Course to receive much-needed upgrade to surface paths

Emu Plains Sports Club has received a cheque for a whopping $25,000 to install new hard surface paths along the popular golf course. Penrith MP...

Dumping suits for swimmers

The Australian Corporate Triathlon Series, which hits Penrith for the first time later this month, will raise money for Beyondblue and support people and...

Moylan to play five-eighth against Bulldogs

Penrith coach Anthony Griffin has finally pushed the button, naming captain Matt Moylan at five-eighth for Sunday's clash with Canterbury at ANZ Stadium. And the...

Panthers ready for cross-Tasman showdown

Postpone the holiday plans! The Panthers revived their Finals hopes last weekend with an unconvincing but important win over the high flying Manly Sea Eagles,...

Panthers go hunting for Rabbits

South Sydney come to Pepper Stadium this Friday night in an effort to keep their season alive against a Panthers side that itself is...

The locals you’ll be cheering for in Rio

More than 400 Australian athletes are currently in Rio De Janeiro preparing themselves for the biggest competition of their lives – the 2016 Rio...

Baird ditches greyhound ban

NSW Premier Mike Baird has sensationally abandoned plans to shut down the greyhound industry in July next year. Mr Baird has been under immense political...

Free tennis lessons for kids through January

Tennis Australia and Nepean District Tennis Association (NDTA) are on the lookout for Australia’s next tennis superstar right here in Penrith. The association is open...

Ripples on the rise

Ripples Leisure Centre is making waves after winning the AUSTSWIM NSW Swim Centre of the Year Award. Aquatic Programs Coordinator Tania Khamhom said the award...

Hiku’s big wake up call

Penrith Panthers utility Peta Hiku has opened up for the first time after getting dropped earlier this month for breaching team protocol. Along with skipper...

Edwards takes his chance

When Penrith captain Matt Moylan made the switch to five-eighth a fortnight ago, many Panthers fans were excited at the prospect of seeing rising...

Colombia calls for Brad

Teenager Brad Shaylor will travel to one of the most dangerous countries on the planet later this month in a quest to become a...

Wanderers sign Spanish defender

The Western Sydney Wanderers have today announced the signing of Spanish central defender Aritz Borda for the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 season. Born in Lasarte-Oria, in...

Titanic battle looms

You only have to look back to the last time Penrith played the Titans to realise how much has changed at the Panthers in...

Panthers sign Rein for two years

Mitch Rein has signed a two-year deal with the Panthers. The 26-year-old hooker joins the club from St George Illawarra Dragons, where he played 132...

The new Sydney Derby: Netball’s historic new era begins

A new rivalry in Australian sport will be born this Saturday evening when new local franchise Giants Netball and the NSW Swifts do battle...

Let’s get Ed to Penrith

He might live 2,729km from Pepper Stadium, but Papua New Guinea’s Ed Kolen is without a doubt one of Penrith’s biggest fans. If you’ve been...

Soward: NRL lottery delivers surprises

We are 10 rounds into the 2017 NRL season this weekend and I thought for this week’s column, I’d take a look at the...

Humble Phillip wins against all the odds

The odds were stacked against Cranebrook lawn bowls player Phillip Plackett when he arrived in Queensland to compete at the Australian Open last week. Financial...

Mansour couldn’t be prouder of Blue jersey

It wasn’t that long ago that Josh Mansour and Panthers teammate Matt Moylan were a bunch of unknowns, playing park footy with the Windsor...

Pushing to the limit

Penrith athlete Nathan Pentecost is taking on the enormous challenge of pushing his wheelchair for 100km around the Sydney International Regatta Centre this Friday...

Joshua gets into the swing of things

When your Glenmore Park home backs onto Penrith Golf Course, you almost feel obliged to give the sport a crack. That was the case for...

Double joy for softballers

The Penrith City Softball Association (PCSA) have once again asserted their dominance at State-level by winning the NSW U15 State Softball Championships for both...

Cartwright’s ex has charges dismissed

The woman who posted "revenge porn" and made death threats on social media to Panthers rugby league star Bryce Cartwright has had her charges...

Wanderers pass major membership milestone

The Western Sydney Wanderers have passed 20,000 Members. It's an incredible achievement given the club's inconsistent year and their move away from their beloved Pirtek...

Arlene gets back in the ring

Local fighter Arlene Blencowe will travel to New York in August for her first major Bellator fight since re-signing with the Mixed Martial Arts...

Soward: Five players who hold key to Penrith’s premiership chances

At the start of the season, Penrith were the bookies’ favourites to be NRL Premiers in 2017 and, while they haven’t quite lived up...

Ironman coup for Penrith

Penrith will be home to another major sporting event in 2017 with the announcement that, for the first time in Australia, the Ironman 70.3...

OzTag washed away

It’s been a horror month for the Penrith OzTag Association who have endured the worst floods at The Kingsway facility in more than 30...

Panthers now control their own destiny

While we shouldn’t be getting too carried away with Penrith’s 38-18 win over a depleted Sydney Roosters side on Monday night, the one key...

Peachey inks new deal with Panthers

The Panthers have continued in their mission to build a dominant squad over the next three seasons with livewire utility Tyrone Peachey re-signing with...

After 30 years, Peter is still getting in the water for charity

St Marys Rotarian Peter Genellos will embark on his 30th Bridge to Bridge 3km swim this Saturday morning all in the name of charity. The...

Soward: Loss to Dragons was a blessing in disguise

Before I talk about what I think went wrong for the Panthers last Saturday against the Dragons, I wanted to touch on the Bryce...

Santa named Wanderers’ best

Striker Brendon Santalab has capped off a remarkable Hyundai A-League season by being named Player of the Year at this year’s Wanderers Medal. In what...

Panthers five-eighth Te Maire Martin signs three year deal with Cowboys

Penrith Panthers five-eighth Te Maire Martin has signed a three year deal with the North Queensland Cowboys. The 21-year-old will join the Townsville-based club effective...