Sport

From best friends to history makers

EXCLUSIVE: Two best friends from Penrith are about to take their sporting careers to the next level after they were selected to be part...

Last home game to celebrate Penrith’s history

Penrith’s Bicentenary and the City’s long association with rugby league will be celebrated at the Panthers' final home game of the season next month. Penrith...

Panthers looking to avoid wooden spoon

The Penrith Panthers go on the road for the final time in 2015 on Monday night when they travel to the nation’s capital to...

Kite to hand back Clive Churchill Medal

Recently retired Penrith Panthers prop Brent Kite will auction off his 2008 Clive Churchill Medal in December to raise money for charity. The 34-year-old officially...

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,...

Jess Gilarte crowned Cheerleader of the Year

Penrith Panthers cheerleader Jessica Gilarte has won the coveted Big League Cheerleader of the Year award. Ms Gilarte said she was "beyond excited" at the...

Penrith welcomes Vanuatu cricket side

Locals will have the opportunity to watch two very exciting and unique games of cricket this weekend when the Vanuatu national cricket team comes...

Little Big Dash to be held in Penrith this weekend

More than 6000 parents and children are set to take part in an obstacle adventure full of colour, fun and guaranteed laughs when Little...
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Fox on track after double silver in France

Leonay’s Jessica Fox picked up two sliver medals in the final ICF World Cup in Pau, France last weekend. The 21-year-old finished second in both...

Nigel Plum: Why I had to walk away

By NIGEL PLUM The decision to retire last Saturday night after the Warriors game was hard but also a decision I am comfortable with. I recently...

551 reasons why you should go to the footy on Saturday

A grand total of 551 players have worn the Penrith Panthers jumper in first grade since 1967. Some of them became legends of the club...

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...

NRL announces new record TV deal

The NRL has announced that the Nine Network has retained the rights to broadcast the Telstra Premiership and State of Origin in a record...

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...

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...

Paige has the world at her feet

St Clair netballer Paige Hadley will be hoping the entire Penrith community is behind her over the next two weeks as she and her...

Men of League launches Penrith committee

WESTERN WEEKENDER EXCLUSIVE Members of the rugby league community in the Penrith area are set to receive even greater support in their time of need...

Panthers must have pride in the jumper

How quickly a single, solitary month can change things. Four weeks ago the Panthers were on top of the world after defeating South Sydney 20-6...

Nikki makes her mark in AFL

Nikki Perrett almost didn’t play AFL, instead she was considering playing rugby league until she saw some of the opponents she was up against. “When...

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...

Basketball finals: Girls hold our hopes

They may be without their best player for the clash but the Penrith Panthers women’s basketball team are hoping to cause an upset this...

Bears hope to sell out first TV game of the AIHL season

“If you think the hits in rugby league are big… wait to you see them on ice” – that’s the message Sydney Bears defender...

Nightmare season finally comes to an end

A season of misery and heartache will finally come to an end this Saturday afternoon when the Penrith Emus take on Gordon. The match at...

Fanning speaks about surviving incredible shark attack

Penrith-born Mick Fanning has spoken about his remarkable encounter with a shark while surfing at an event in South Africa earlier this week. The lifelong...

Proud Pentecost pushes for charity

Panthers Wheelchair Rugby League captain, Nathan Pentecost, will be tackling the challenge of 100 kilometres in just two days around the Sydney International Regatta...

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...

Netball lovers in for huge weekend

The Penrith District Netball Association (PDNA) will be heavily represented at one of the largest sporting events in the southern hemisphere this weekend. The local...

Learning about football and life

Kids from Emu Plains Football Club are hoping their first major tournament will be a huge success when they compete at next month’s prestigious...

Young sports stars given a helping hand

Nine young sporting stars from Penrith and St Marys have been presented with Local Sporting Champions grants worth $500. The grants were handed out by...

Academy launched to find future cricket stars

The Penrith Cricket Club are hoping to find the next Pat Cummins or Josh Lalor with the launch of their very own Elite Training...

The happiest Emu

Sam Siaki moved away from his family in New Zealand to pursue his dream of playing rugby in Australia. The 23-year-old factory worker ended up...

Daniel Dent wins Penrith Cricket Club's Player of the Year award

At 39 years of age, cricketer Daniel Dent has been named the 2015 Penrith Cricket Club Men’s Player of the Year. It’s the first time...

Giants launch major community program

The Greater Western Sydney Giants have launched a major community initiative that will see the club double its community outcomes and further enrich the...

It's no fluke: Giants may just be the real deal

The GWS Giants continue to soar up the AFL Premiership ladder following their biggest win in club history last weekend against Carlton. Friendless just 12...

Local cricketers heading to Sri Lanka

Two local cricket players are heading to Sri Lanka next month to experience the sights, sounds and just about everything the tiny subcontinent nation...

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...

Jessica Fox wins Gold in Brazil

Australian Olympic silver medalist and double World Champion, Jessica Fox, has bounced back from devastation 24 hours earlier to win gold in the women’s...

Seven local juniors picked to represent NSW

Basketball in Penrith has never been brighter following the news that a whopping seven local juniors will represent NSW at the upcoming Australian Junior...

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...

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...