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Clinical Eagles serious about going back to back

Clinical Eagles serious about going back to back

The Sydney Shield premiers, East Campbelltown Eagles, haven’t wasted much time in sending out a clear signal they are serious about going back to back in 2019. After a strong win in round one, they followed it up yesterday with a clinical performance in disposing of Asquith Magpies 44-18 at Worrell Park, Ruse. Coach Richard Barnes summed it all up when he said after the match: “Our first 20 minutes was brutal and it laid the platform for the rest of the game; I am very proud of the guys.” In round three, the Eagles head to Belrose this coming… Read more »

Coach will be hoping these old stagers can keep going for a long, long time

Coach will be hoping these old stagers can keep going for a long, long time

Benji Marshall and Robbie Farah were in tremendous form against Manly on the weekend. They were brilliant last week, but the question is: how long can old stagers like Benji Marshall and Robbie Farah keep it up this season. As far as new coach Michael Maguire is concerned the two ageless warriors can step up next year and maybe much longer than that if they play like that every week. Farah in particular turned back the clock to score two tries in the team’s round one 20-6 defeat of Manly at Leichhardt Oval. It’s no surprise then that the coach… Read more »

Eagles shut out Rams to start defence of their title

Eagles shut out Rams to start defence of their title

East Campbelltown Eagles have started the defence of their NSWRL Sydney Shield premiership with a solid 30-22 win against last year’s finalists Moorebank Rams at Hammondville Oval on Saturday. The Eagles opened the scoring in the 13th minute when fullback Shannon Gallant touched down from a kick by Sean Connor, who converted the try to give the premiers a 6-0 lead. The young Moorebank side responded with a converted try to level the scores, and despite the heavy conditions produced by the big wet on the weekend, the two teams continued to trade tries. The Eagles were the next to… Read more »

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Try scoring machine joins Wests Tigers

Robert Jennings in Wests Tigers colours. Wests Tigers have snared rising star Robert Jennings from South Sydney. He has agreed to terms and signed a two year deal will see the talented outside back join Wests Tigers effectively immediately until at least the end of the 2020 NRL season. ARead more »


Budding BMX stars take on Mt Panorama to prepare for major tour

As BMX is predominantly an individual sport, riders often travel long distances to some amazing tracks to race. But the opportunity to travel with a group of similar aged, high achieving riders and to train in a professional environment can be something else altogether. Nine local Macarthur BMX Club ridersRead more »


Ghost tales: women flying high, men run out of puff

Campbelltown Camden Ghosts women’s cricket is flying high but the men’s first grade has just got a little closer to the dreaded wooden spoon territory after another abject defeat on the weekend. After the completion of round 13 and with two more rounds of matches left, Ghosts men’s first gradeRead more »


Academy’s AFLW pathway set to kick goals

It was only a matter of time before the success of the national women’s AFL competition resonated down the line. And the next AFLW superstar could well come from our neck of the woods now the South West Sydney Academy of Sport (SWSAS) have joined forces with AFL NSW/ACT toRead more »


New captain: Moses to lead the way for Wests Tigers

He’s only been at the club for half a season but now Moses Mbye has been made Wests Tigers captain for the 2019 NRL season. Mbye, 25, joined the club midway through the 2018 season and was one of the few positives of another disappointing season without finals footy. HavingRead more »


Netball twins determined to reach the top

Elderslie twins Erin and Kiara Bloor are determined to reach the top in netball. Both Erin and Kiara are keen to follow the Netball NSW athlete talent identification pathway to its very end and play for the Sydney Swifts, or GWS Giants franchise. It’s this sort of commitment that securedRead more »

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Ghosts bats fall in a heap

There was just one bright spot from the heavy defeat of Campbelltown Camden Ghosts at the hands of Western Suburbs on the weekend. Teenage leg spinner Tanveer Sangha picked up a total of eight wickets in the match, four from each innings, to confirm his status as a rising starRead more »

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Young golfer shows the way

Golf continued its upward swing at the South West Sydney Academy of Sport when the best of our region’s local junior golfers ventured to Goulburn to compete in the Brett Ogle Junior Masters Tournament. A capacity field of 128 of the State’s best junior golfers came together to take onRead more »

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