Sport

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...

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...

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...

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...

Difficult path to the truth

By now I think everyone has read about, and formed an opinion on, the story that has engulfed the Penrith Panthers and star forward...

Miss X: “It was the worst feeling ever”

The woman at the centre of the Bryce Cartwright abortion drama says she has gone public about the situation to be a "voice for...

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...

League player in $50k abortion pay-off

A woman was paid $50,000 to have an abortion after she fell pregnant to Penrith Panthers rugby league star Bryce Cartwright. The 24-year-old Sydney woman...

Soward: Panthers must realise teams will be watching their every move

We’re on the cusp of another NRL season and my first since retiring from the game at the end of last year. For my debut...

Emus look to build community engagement

The Penrith Emus have one of the worst records in Australian sport, but that hasn’t stopped the battling rugby union club from launching season...

Panthers look to slay Dragons

For the first time in 51 seasons, the Penrith Panthers enter round one as premiership favourites. It is an enormous burden to carry, and as...

Fox ready to shake up league

Veteran TV boss Steve Crawley believes Foxtel’s new 24/7 rugby league channel ‘FOX League’ is the most exciting thing he’s ever seen. As the 2017...

Penrith win thrilling Limited Overs decider at Howell Oval

It couldn't have been any closer. Penrith has recorded a miracle last ball victory over Hawkesbury to claim Grand Final glory in the NSW Premier...

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...

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...

Great expectations: Panthers set to deliver for fans in 2017

Not since facing the enormous task of defending a Premiership title in 2004 has Penrith entered a season with such high expectations of what...

Penrith looking for a slice of history

Another classic western Sydney derby will take place this weekend when the Penrith Cricket Club and Hawkesbury Cricket Club face-off for premiership glory. This Sunday...

Merrin ready to fire despite lack of pre-season hit-out

On the eve of his second year with the Panthers, Kangaroos lock Trent Merrin says he’s feeling rather apprehensive heading into the opening round...

Shame of the game: RBB stands by disgusting banner

The Western Sydney Wanderers are a club deeply divided today with its vocal active supporter group standing in defiance of the club itself, Football...

McKendry suffers suspected torn ACL

Penrith Panthers prop Sam McKendry has torn an ACL in his comeback game from the same injury. The 27-year-old former New Zealand international limped from...

Trial? There’s no such thing

If there’s one thing every Panthers fan knows, it’s that when it comes to matches against arch rivals and western Sydney neighbours Parramatta, there’s...

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...

From Penrith to the Winter Olympics

Penrith is always very well represented at the Summer Olympic Games, but soon it could have its very own Winter Olympic athlete with local...

Netballers set for African adventure

A trio of local teenage netballers and one enthusiastic umpire will travel to South Africa this July after they were selected to represent Australia...

Tomkins hopeful of taking part in historic opening round clash

GWS Giants recruit Renee Tomkins hopes she has done enough to impress the coaches to be selected in this weekend’s maiden AFL Women’s clash...

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...

Panthers name young squad for Nines

Penrith's biggest stars will be rested for this weekend's Auckland Nines tournament, with the Panthers today announcing a young squad to make the trip...

Turning back time for historic clash

The thriving community of Thornton will host an historic cricket match next month with locals having the unique chance to be involved. To commemorate the...

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...

Merrin feels right at home at Panthers

In January 2016, Trent Merrin was in unfamiliar territory. Taking part in his first gruelling pre-season in Penrith’s punishing heat, Merrin must have wondered what...

Hadley named Swifts vice-captain

Penrith netballer Paige Hadley has been named vice-captain of the NSW Swifts ahead of the 2017 Suncorp Super Netball season. The Swifts announced last weekend...

Sports centre granted air-con wish

Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre will no longer have to suffer through the heat with funding secured for air conditioning. Penrith Council will be donating...

Derby disaster looms for Wanderers

It could be the most lopsided Sydney Derby in history. Sydney FC, who sit seven points clear on top of the A-League ladder and are...

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...

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...

Jess rips up the dirt – and drives it around, too

Londonderry resident Jessica Gardiner isn’t your average 23-year-old woman. Firstly, she races dirt bikes in some of the most picturesque locations on the planet. And secondly,...

Surprise softball honour for Pete

Glenmore Park softball coach Peter Rainer said he was lost for words when he was surprisingly inducted into the Softball NSW Hall of Fame. Making...

Cartwright’s former partner faces court

The former flame of Panthers rugby league star Bryce Cartwright will apply to have her charges thrown out on mental health grounds, Penrith Local...

Wanderers look to bounce back from Victory thumping

No player in the A-League has hurt the Wanderers more over the years than Melbourne Victory star striker Besart Berisha. The 31-year-old managed to notch...

Cartwright issue now a police matter

The Panthers say they have been monitoring a situation involving the ex-partner of star player Bryce Cartwright for "some time". The ex-girlfriend of Cartwright has...