Sport

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...

Pentecost launches Commonwealth Games bid

After representing Australia in wheelchair track racing, powerlifting and wheelchair rugby league, Emu Plains resident Nathan Pentecost is taking up a fourth sporting challenge...

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...

Jed hopes to follow in famous footsteps

New Penrith Panthers recruit Jed Cartwright said he feels right at home, playing for the club that means so much to him. The 20-year-old signed...

Panthers to play Dragons in opening game

Penrith fans will have to wait until round three for the first home game of the 2017 NRL season, with the Panthers on the...

Double joy for softballers

The Penrith City Softball Association (PCSA) have once again asserted their dominance at State-level by winning the NSW U15 State Softball Championships for both...

Kevin Small steps down after long tenure as President at Leonay Golf Club

After more than two decades at the helm of Leonay Golf Club, Kevin Small is calling it a day as President. The 66-year-old former top...

Can Brody be king of the kids?

The kids-only version of Ironman – Ironkids – is headed back to Penrith next weekend with hundreds of children taking part. One dedicated Ironkid, who...

Family man Tamou ready to take Panthers to the next level

After a roller coaster couple of years up north, new Penrith Panthers recruit James Tamou says his young family is happy and settled in...

Penrith takes centre court

Penrith’s Woodriff Gardens Tennis Centre will host some of the country’s largest and most important tennis events this month. Beginning this weekend (November 12-14), Nepean...

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...

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...

Mansour suffers serious knee injury

The Panthers have been dealt a huge off-season blow with powerhouse winger Josh Mansour suffering a serious knee injury. Mansour suffered an ACL injury in...

Panthers return to fan favourite for 2017 jersey

When Panthers asked its fan base what look, design and colours best captured the club’s identity, the response was undeniable. “This is the jersey you...

Blue Sox chase premiership dream

The Australian Baseball League (ABL) heads into its seventh season this summer but, after five finals appearances in six years, the Sydney Blue Sox...

Slice of basketball history for St Doms

St Dominic’s College has achieved a feat no other school in the state has ever done before by being crowned champions in three Combined...

Panthers sign Rein for two years

Mitch Rein has signed a two-year deal with the Panthers. The 26-year-old hooker joins the club from St George Illawarra Dragons, where he played 132...

Original Panther Peckham dies

Wayne Peckham, who played in the inaugural Penrith Panthers first grade side in 1967, has passed away aged 72. Peckham, officially listed as the ninth player...

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...

OzTag star has dreams of playing NRL

Glenmore Park teenager Keegan Woods hopes to one day put his OzTag skills to the test by living out his dream of playing in...

Footy Doubles program is more than just a bit of fun

It is a common call in the lead-up to a rugby league match at Pepper Stadium – “get your Footy Doubles” – but when...

W-League side has Penrith flavour

The new Western Sydney Wanderers W-League team will have a distinct Penrith flavour when the girls hit the pitch for their opening game against...

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 &...

Wanderers re-sign youngster

The Western Sydney Wanderers have today announced that Jaushua Sotirio has signed a two-year contract extension until the end of the 18/19 season. The 21-year-old winger...