Oz-Tag titles tear at the national loyalty heart-strings

When Richard received a call offering him a spot in the Greek national Oz-Tag team it didn't cross his mind he wasn't Greek. He took the opportunity and was ecstatic to be a non-heritage player. His wife, Loshni, said she was proud to know her husband was good enough...

Rugby hospitalisations down but young players still taking the hits

Hospitalisations from sporting injuries sustained while playing rugby were down during the financial year of 2019 to 2020 when compared to the previous two financial years. Statistics from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) show there were 2,653...

Football clubs launch campaign for more synthetic fields in the Illawarra

Rain in the Illawarra is leaving football fields in bad condition and local football teams have called on local councils to improve the facilities. The Shellharbour Junior Football Club (SJFC) has launched a campaign to build two new synthetic fields in the Illawarra....

Warne, Marsh, Symonds more than cricketers: Professor, fans

The loss of cricket legends Rod Marsh, Shane Warne, and Andrew Symonds has had a major impact on sports and entertainment-loving Australians. The three were valued for far more than just their extraordinary cricketing feats, they were role models for future...
Duo celebrate milestones as local league referees

Duo celebrate milestones as local league referees

A veteran rugby league official has notched up his 300th game as a local first grade referee, becoming one of the first ever to achieve the milestone. William Drury has been a Group 7 referee since 1989, with his 300 game stint in the first grade competition including...

‘Eco Games II’ in planning phase for October

‘Eco Games II’ in planning phase for October

Eco Community Fitness in Bellambi is planning a second 'Eco Games' event, following the success of their previous competition in late April this year. Members and coaches are getting ready for this competition, with mobility programming and practise workouts. The gym,...

NRL sin bin surge only temporary, says Woolford

NRL sin bin surge only temporary, says Woolford

A high profile former rugby league player and coach has weighed into the debate about automatic send-offs for head-high tackles in the national Rugby League. Former Raiders star and English Super League coach Simon Woolford said the high amount of sin bins in the last...

Homecoming for Darling as Hawks prepare for finals push

Homecoming for Darling as Hawks prepare for finals push

Illawarra Hawks player and New Zealander Max Darling is preparing a homecoming this week, as the Hawks gear up to make their first trip across the ditch. The New Zealand Breakers were relocated for the majority of the 2021 NBL season due to COVID travel restrictions,...

Rugby league fans left outraged after mid-season rule changes

Rugby league fans left outraged after mid-season rule changes

Feature image credit: Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images Australian Rugby League Chairman Peter V’Landys has come out and defended his decision to crackdown on head-high tackles over last weekends ‘magic round’.  The decision to crackdown on all forms of contact to the head...

Youth, families set to benefit as Ride 4 Rotary returns

Youth, families set to benefit as Ride 4 Rotary returns

Illawarra locals are gearing up for the Ride 4 Rotary event at the Unanderra Velodrome on Sunday. The cycling event will raise money for Southern Youth and Family Services and its support programs for youth at risk in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven. The fundraiser has...