Sport

Latu makes the most of his second chance

He’s the Panthers player that fans have been craving for years – someone with a bit size, a bit of grunt, a bit of...

Rams on the rise

The Penrith Rams are aiming for 10 straight wins this Saturday afternoon – a feat the local AFL club hasn’t achieved in decades. First grade...

Exclusive: Walker returns to where it all began

Australia’s first National Hockey League (NHL) draft pick Nathan Walker paid a surprise visit to Penrith Ice Palace last week, giving back to the...

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...

Turnbull helps Panthers launch new state-of-the-art Rugby League Academy

The Penrith Panthers are officially the envy of every sporting team in Australia following the opening of the $22 million Panthers Rugby League Academy. Prime...

Wanderers aim to avoid the spoon

What a difference a year makes. 12 months ago the Western Sydney Wanderers were battling the Brisbane Roar for top of the table Premiers Plate...

Josh’s dream

After a season from hell, Panthers winger Josh Mansour hopes this is the year that his dream of playing State of Origin comes true. Following...

Penrith’s Matt Nielsen took on the world – and succeeded

Before he captained the Australian Boomers at two Olympic Games and carved out a successful career in European basketball, Matt Nielsen was ditching school...

Light at the end of the tunnel for struggling Emus

Penrith Emus President Jim Hook has declared the future is bright at the embattled club despite experiencing one of the worst defeats in sporting...

Belief the key as old rivalry is reignited

An old rivalry gets reignited this Saturday night when 1990 and 1991 Grand Finalists Penrith and Canberra do battle in the nation’s capital. It’s 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...

Wallace hopeful of new deal

Penrith Panthers utility Peter Wallace believes his newfound versatility could prolong his NRL career. Wallace is currently serving his final year at Penrith but a...

Latimore departs Panthers

The Penrith Panthers have released prop Jeremy Latimore from the remainder of his contract just days before the start of pre-season training. It is understood...

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...

Can Penrith cook the Chooks?

There is no question that Penrith’s position on the premiership table does not reflect the side’s effort over the first six weeks of the...

Wallace, Griffin clear the air

Penrith Panthers captain Peter Wallace has vowed he will be at the club next season despite a rumoured rift with new coach Anthony Griffin. Talk...

Penrith gets Thunderstruck

Reigning Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) champions the Sydney Thunder will return to Penrith next month for back-to-back matches against the Adelaide Strikers. Following a...

The Masked Panther: Round 2

The dropping of Elijah Taylor to reserve grade in the days before Penrith’s clash with Canberra last weekend certainly came as a shock, but...

Wanderers to play Palm Beach Sharks after victory in Penrith

The new-look Western Sydney Wanderers have advanced to the FFA Cup Round of 16 following a hard-fought 1-0 win over Brisbane at Pepper Stadium...

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...

Forgotten Panther calls it quits

He hasn’t played in the NRL since 2013 but Penrith’s longest serving player will officially hang up the boots this weekend after 128 first...

Panthers re-sign Josh Mansour

Penrith and NSW winger Josh Mansour has signed a new deal to remain with the Panthers until the end of the 2018 season. The 26-year-old winger...

Gould: Panthers had no knowledge of Cartwright deal

Panthers boss Phil Gould has stressed that the club had no knowledge of a reported $50,000 deal between star player Bryce Cartwright and a...

On track for success

The Jamison Little Athletics Centre will be well represented at next weekend’s State Track and Field Championships, with 19 local athletes going for gold. The...

New event starts with a splash

A new annual Open Water Swim event is coming to Penrith later this month with $4500 worth of prize money up for grabs. To be...

Rough waves ahead for stadium

At a time when tourism is more crucial to Penrith than ever, one of our biggest attractions is showing signs of struggle. Penrith Whitewater Stadium’s...

Hiku set to play centre at Panthers

Warm, humid weather greeted new Penrith recruit Peta Hiku on Tuesday afternoon as he began his new life as a Panther. The former Manly Sea...

Penrith proves softball dominance with rep call-ups

The Penrith City Softball Association will be leading the way this January with 11 members – including players, coaches and statisticians – represented at...

Giant expectations as AFL season begins

Following their most successful season to date, the Greater Western Sydney Giants are hoping history will be made in 2016 with their first ever...

Panthers face huge test against high flying Sharks

Plenty of people have called Penrith’s hard fought 20-16 win over the Roosters on Monday night ‘ugly’, and while it may not have been...

Giant step for local referees

A trio of local referees from the Nepean Referees Group (NRG) could one day be officiating in the A-League or W-League after being selected...

Podcast shows west’s pride

Former McCarthy Catholic College school teacher turned NRL referee Grant Atkins has released a popular podcast series highlighting the incredible achievements of western Sydney...

Triathlon countdown begins

Just over two months remain until thousands of athletes from around Australia and the world descend on Penrith for the annual Atmosphere Nepean Triathlon. This...

Destiny awaits young Panthers

The Penrith Panthers will be hoping to secure their second premiership in three years when they tackle the Manly Sea Eagles this Sunday afternoon...

Panthers hope to make feathers fly

The Penrith Panthers finally make their debut at Pepper Stadium on Saturday night as they prepare to settle in for a run that will...

EXCLUSIVE: Panthers Chairman Don Feltis resigns

WESTERN WEEKENDER EXCLUSIVE Panthers Chairman Don Feltis has suddenly resigned, ending a six decade association with the club. The Feltis era will end with immediate effect...

Panthers through to Holden Cup Grand Final

The Penrith Panthers will be represented on NRL Grand Final day after the club’s Holden Cup team qualified for the season decider in the...

Being Jamal: Life, love and the NRL

On the football field, the 115kg hulking frame of Jamal Idris gives the impression of an unbreakable, fierce and dominant character. The real Jamal Idris,...

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...

Feel-good story that will have you cheering for Stanton Albert

EXCLUSIVE: A lot has changed in the life of 19-year-old Stanton Albert over the past 12 months. Not only did he pack his bags and move...