‘More than just a hobby’: Retirees getting ready for a roll up on the green

George Brown is an avid lawn bowls and golf player, but since the pandemic he has felt under par, missing his weekly rituals and the comradery of sport. The retired builder has played lawn bowls at Dapto Citizen’s Bowling Club, or 'The Citoz', for almost half a...

Local AFL club welcomes back modified training sessions

With coronavirus restrictions now allowing 10 people outdoors, local sporting clubs around the Illawarra are jumping at the chance to resume training. Wollongong Bulldogs of the AFL South Coast league resumed training this week, with key modifications to obey social...

Fears gymnasts at greater injury risk when training, competition resume

Illawarra gymnast Maddison Lacey should be in Switzerland warming up for the most important competition of her gymnastics career – the Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships. Lacey’s long-term dream would have become a reality this week but instead, it has been put...

‘Golden Boy’ sets his sights on UFC glory

Colby Thicknesse has trained in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) for eight years and has his sights set on following in the footsteps of current UFC featherweight champion and training partner Alexander ‘The Great’ Volkanovski. Thicknesse, as with many athletes...
‘Golden Boy’ sets his sights on UFC glory

‘Golden Boy’ sets his sights on UFC glory

Colby Thicknesse has trained in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) for eight years and has his sights set on following in the footsteps of current UFC featherweight champion and training partner Alexander ‘The Great’ Volkanovski. Thicknesse, as with many athletes...

Rugby Australia 2019 financial results leaked

Rugby Australia 2019 financial results leaked

Rugby Australia's 2019 financial results have been leaked after months of speculation surrounding the code's solvency issues. The results remain unaudited and will remain that way until the end of the month after a $16 million rescue package from World Rugby was...

Australian Super Rugby sides return to modified training

Australian Super Rugby sides return to modified training

The NSW Waratahs and ACT Brumbies have returned to training for the first time in nearly seven weeks, after COVID-19 restrictions were eased on Monday. Players were put into groups of eight or nine based on positions and assigned a coach for their sessions. They also...