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Griffiths joins Wanderers

The Western Sydney Wanderers have today announced the signing of Ryan Griffiths until the end of the 2016/17 season. The talented talisman will join the...

Jamisontown teen to represent Australia in futsal

Local teenage futsal star Patrick Mahoney has been selected to represent Australia in the United Kingdom and Spain later this year. The 16-year-old Jamisontown resident...

Wanderers need a miracle

When the Western Sydney Wanderers run out on Sunday afternoon for their game against the Wellington Phoenix, they’ll know whether or not they still...

Emus want fairer draw

Penrith Emus coach Sateki Tu’ipulotu says he’ll meet with NSW Rugby officials soon to discuss a fairer schedule for the struggling club from next...

Panthers name Nines squad

The Penrith Panthers will send a strong squad to next month's Auckland Nines tournament. Big-name stars James Segeyaro, Elijah Taylor, Josh Mansour, Bryce Cartwright and...

Local football icon George Churchward passes away

George Churchward, the Founding and Life Member of Nepean Football Association (NFA), passed away last Saturday, June 4, aged 92. A founding and long serving...

Rising sports stars given financial boost

Young sporting stars were delighted to receive $500 each last week, to help them pursue their sporting goals. 11 young locals received a Local Sporting...

Unthinkable Grand Final would give Edwards mixed emotions

For gun Panthers fullback Dylan Edwards nothing would be more thrilling or perhaps awkward than if Penrith played arch-rivals Parramatta in this year’s NRL...

Panthers treat NADO to a night at the footy

Panthers have treated 50 deserving people to an experience they’ll never forget with a special night out at the footy. Last Saturday evening four Nepean...

Hadley scores Diamonds call-up

Penrith netballer Paige Hadley has been included in the 2017/18 Australian Netball Diamonds squad. The squad was announced by Netball Australia this morning. Hadley is one...

Panthers face one of NRL’s toughest road trips

The Panthers looked like world beaters for the first 20 minutes of the second half against Parramatta last Sunday. After an atrocious first half, Penrith...

Panthers return home for first Thursday night match

Only keyboard warriors and social media trolls write off a team after round one of the competition. While Penrith’s 30-22 loss to Canberra last weekend...

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...

Captain gone: Wanderers confirm major change

The Wanderers have confirmed that captain Nikolai Topor-Stanley has signed with a club in the United Arab Emirates. Following four incredible seasons in the Red &...

Panthers stars surprise teen in hospital

It may be the NRL off-season but that hasn’t stopped two Penrith players from taking the time out to put a smile on a...

Penrith-born cricket legend Richie Benaud dies aged 84

The voice of cricket has been silenced. Richie Benaud, who was born in Penrith in 1930, sadly passed away overnight after battling cancer. He was...

Segeyaro departs as Hardaker signs

The Penrith Panthers have confirmed English international fullback Zak Hardaker has joined the club on a deal until the end of the 2016 season.   The...

Griffin: Trials will be huge test

Panthers coach Anthony Griffin says the club's two big trial games against Canterbury and Parramatta will determine his starting 17 for round one's clash...

Penrith to play Finals roulette after losing to Dragons

The NRL's top eight won't be decided until the final round after the Dragons upset Penrith 16-14 in wet and windy conditions at Pepper...

Soward: NRL doesn’t have a drug problem

The Tim Simona story has blown up this week but I can’t stress enough that it only blew up after someone was caught betting...

Soward: First 20 minutes is critical

After months and months of hype, the 2017 State of Origin series is finally here – and I can’t wait to see the teams...

Founding fathers: 1967 team to be honoured

Even though half a century has passed, original Penrith Panthers Neil Bailey and Tom Wilson still have fond memories of playing with the club...

Griffin axes James Segeyaro

2014 Dally M Hooker of the Year James Segeyaro has been dumped to reserve grade by Panthers coach Anthony Griffin. The shock decision comes a...

Greyhound racing to be banned

Greyhound racing at Londonderry won't go ahead tomorrow night as the fallout from NSW Premier Mike Baird's decision to ban the sport in NSW...

Appreciating the game

Local basketballer Ella Tofaeono almost gave it all away, that was until a serious knee injury changed her perspective on life and the game. The...

Soward calls time on rugby league career

Former Penrith Panthers playmaker Jamie Soward has announced his retirement from rugby league. The 31-year-old was contracted to Penrith until the end of next year...

Netball World Cup 100 days away

With 100 days to go until the Netball World Cup 2015, Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres has encouraged fans to get behind the sport. “The...

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...

No wins, but glimpses of a brighter future emerge at Penrith Emus

Penrith Emus coach Julian Huxley admits while his first season in charge of the battling Shute Shield side was extremely rewarding, it was also...

Summer cricket bonanza

Penrith Council has teamed up with the Sydney Thunder T20 teams to bring the opening round of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) and...

Panthers hit the road for opening encounter

For the first time in what seems like forever, the Penrith Panthers will be forced onto the road for their opening round encounter of...

Moylan set for NRL return

Spectacular. Incredible. Unbelievable. Use whatever words you want to describe it, but last Saturday night’s 23-22 win by Penrith over Brisbane will remain etched in...

Payne, Panthers to part ways

The Western Weekender can reveal that Penrith Panthers CEO Corey Payne is set to part ways with the club. The shock development comes just four...

Masked Panther – March 3

It was no surprise to see coach Anthony Griffin select Jamie Soward (pictured) and Peter Wallace in the halves for the opening game of...

The Masked Panther – round three

Two games, two serious injuries. It seems Penrith can’t shake the injury curse that has struck the club for the last few seasons. After...

Santalab signs contract extension with Wanderers

Western Sydney Wanderers forward Brendon Santalab today signed a two-year contract extension. The fan favourite has been in scintillating form this season, scoring five goals,...

25 years since Panthers lost Ben

The front page of the June 26, 1992 edition of The Western Weekender said it all: "Penrith mourns". Less than a year after the euphoria...

Hiku set to miss remainder of NRL season

Penrith appear to have lost centre Peta Hiku for the rest of the season after he suffered an ACL injury in this afternoon's 28-24...

Veteran snapper calls it a day

In his half century of covering basketball, Noel Rowsell has seen more three-pointers, thrilling finishes and talented players than he could possibly recount. Now the...

Glory beckons for Panthers

Penrith’s Youth League Women’s basketball team are just two victories away from being crowned back to back Division 1 champions. The third-placed Panthers remain in...