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Academy’s AFLW pathway set to kick goals

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 to offer a performance progression program for our region’s best U16 and U18 female players. “The speed of development of a quality pathway for local aspiring young women in AFL was a direct consequence of the success of AFLW,’’ says James Watson, the SWSAS   sports program manager. “This success has also… Read more »

New captain: Moses to lead the way for Wests Tigers

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. Having played 103 first grade games since making his NRL debut for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in 2014, he’s signed at Wests until the end of the 2022 season. A Noosa Pirates junior, the talented back has also represented the Prime Minister’s XIII (2016) and World All Stars (2017) and featured as… Read more »

Netball twins determined to reach the top

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 secured them training partner contracts with the strong Sutherland Premier League club as part of its U/23 development program. The dynamic duo have played representative netball for Camden District Netball Association and have also been selected into the South West Sydney Academy of Sport – Walker Corporation sponsored netball program, for… Read more »

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Boys in blue to also rise for Alex McKinnon

The NSW Police Force is getting behind the Rise For Alex Round this weekend with the Police Commissioner encouraging all officers to show support for injured rugby league player Alex McKinnon (pictured). NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione said the police force is steeped in rugby league tradition with many officersRead more »

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New coach takes reins at Wanderers women’s team

The Wanderers’ women’s league team will have a new coach in the new season, Norm Boardman. His appointment was announced earlier today, July 17. Having worked with the squad as assistant coach in the 2013/14 season, Boardman’s familiarity of the club and players will merge well with his wealth ofRead more »

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