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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...

Watene-Zelezniak signs new Panthers deal

Panthers flyer Dallin Watene-Zelezniak has signed a new three-year deal with the club. The extended contract means the 21-year-old will remain with the Panthers until...

Emus have fresh hope ahead of new season

The Penrith Emus have certainly been through their fair share of coaches in the last three years but none of them quite have the...

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: Why AAMI Park is a graveyard

There are not many tougher places to play rugby league than down in Melbourne. I never won down there in my whole career. When you play...

Storm chasers: Panthers look to break AAMI Park hoodoo

If you believe that statistics and history define the likely result of a match, you’d be fearful of what awaits the Panthers against the...

Halse calls it quits after 23 years

Inspirational Penrith Cricket Club captain Matthew Halse has announced his retirement after 23 seasons in the game. The first grade skipper – who put his...

Panthers enter the twilight zone with early kick-off to match against Knights

In his post-match press conference last week, Anthony Griffin made the very strong point that despite the loss to the Roosters on the scoreboard,...

Soward: Cleary the right man for the job

I must admit I wasn’t shocked by the sacking of Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor on Monday afternoon. With their captain Aaron Woods coming out...

Rookie makes his mark on NRL

Penrith Panthers rookie Viliame Kikau had one of the most impressive debut performances in years when he ripped through the embattled Tigers a fortnight...

Swim teacher answers SOS

Nepean Aquatic Centre swimming teacher Hayden Bousfield recently returned from a two week trip to the state’s central west where he taught vital swimming...

Young sporting stars given a helping hand

Young sporting stars from the Penrith area have been presented with Local Sporting Champions grants worth $500. The grants were handed out to nine youngsters...

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...

OzTag takes step towards the future

It’s already one of the most popular sports in Penrith with thousands taking to the field every week, now the game of OzTag is...

Olympic icon may need cash injection to keep its head above water

Penrith Whitewater Stadium is rapidly losing its battle to stay open, with funding for marketing and upgrades decreasing over the last financial year. General Manager...

Panthers gives back: Club takes up the fight against cancer

Every day 12 Australian women will be diagnosed with cervical or ovarian cancer, and four of those women will sadly die. To help combat this...

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...

Ella shoots for the stars (and stripes)

Penrith teenager Ella Edwards is one of the hardest working and dedicated young sport stars around. Five days a week you’ll find the 13-year-old basketballer...

Tamou brushes off nerves in belting display against Tigers

After a lackluster performance in the opening round, Penrith's forward pack showed the competition what they were truly made of against the Wests Tigers...

Cummins earns call-up to Australian Test squad

It's been a long journey but Pat Cummins is finally back in the Australian Test squad. The Penrith prodigy was today called up to replace...

Panthers look to put week from hell behind them

The Panthers weren’t really at Kogarah Oval last Saturday afternoon. Sure, they got off the bus, found their way to the dressing room and followed...

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...