Sport

Hawks still undefeated

The Gosnells Hawks league team remain the only undefeated team in WAAFL Division C2 with a hard fought victory over Swan Valley last week.The...

Judo star off to nationals

Southern River College student Jordan Boxell is off to the eastern states to represent WA in the National Judo Championships in June.A judo enthusiast...

Gosnells goes down to Joondalup

Champion students excel

Girls make a move

First game, first win

Light up the game

Enthralled by rugby

Juniors narrowly defeated

Girl empowerment

School’s footy program

Sisters represent Australia

Lynwood makes it three wins in a row

Playing at home, Lynwood Ferndale Football Club Panthers league team defeated Bassendean on the weekend.The Lynwood players were fired up to make it three...

Gosnells goes down to Joondalup

Gosnells City welcomed Joondalup City for round three of the All Flags State League Division One game.Held at the Walter Padbury Reserve on Saturday...

Champion students excel

St Norbert College students MJ Jansen van Rensburg and Lubin Benedict have become national athletics champions after winning events at the 2017 Australian Athletics...

Girls make a move

Serpentine Jarrahdale Community Recreation Centre has welcomed the Federal Government’s Girls Make Your Move campaign.The campaign aims to give girls’ aged 12 to 19...

First game, first win

The Mundijong Centrals Football club started its season with an epic win against South Mandurah on April 1.The Centrals claimed victory with the score...

El Classico of the south east metro region

Gosnells City and Canning City played in the annual bi-club competition at the Walter Padbury Reserve in Thornlie on Saturday.Both sides battled it out...

Young netballer is off to umpire school

Southern River student Tahlia Bennett was recently accepted into the Netball WA State Umpiring Academy Program.The 16-year-old Harrisdale resident has been playing the sport...

Light up the game

The Centrals Football Club in Mundijong is set to take on South Mandurah in a historic game on April 1.For the first time in...

Enthralled by rugby

Thornlie Senior High School welcomed NRL legend Petero Civoniceva last month to address its Rugby Academy students.Mr Civoniceva received a thunderous round of applause...

Juniors narrowly defeated

The under 15s at Kelmscott Junior Cricket Club suffered a narrow defeat on Sunday afternoon.The nail biting match saw them lose to Serpentine Jarrahdale...

Girl empowerment

Gosnells City Football Club was looking for female players for its under 15s, under 17s and senior women’s teams.Coach Ann Gourley said the club...

School’s footy program

Serpentine Jarrahdale Grammar School is preparing to introduce an AFL and AFLW Football Academy in semester two.The academy was inspired by the head of...

Sisters represent Australia

Suzette Thomas and her sister Elizabeth Reid will be representing Australia in a polocrosse test match against South Africa in April.The former Jarrahdale resident...

New home for rugby

After 18 years of sharing facilities with the Kelmscott Senior Football Club the Arks Rugby Union Football Club finally have a home they can...

Slithering slope race at Serpentine

Sunday’s Snakes N Ladders trail race held by the Perth Trail Series saw 289 racers take to the bush at Serpentine National Park in...

Facilities to receive upgrade

Canning Vale Senior Football Club President Stewart Johnson has welcomed a $457,000 grant to upgrade their facilities at Clifton Park after years of lobbying.Earlier this...

Hitting the big time

When the Chicago Cubs won the World Series last year and broke a 71-year-old loosing streak Byford resident Liam Olsesen was ecstatic.The 16-year-old baseball...

Ground receive funding boost

The City of Gosnells has been allocated funding for two major projects under the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund grants.The city will receive...

Clubs wanted for Harrisdale pavilion

With the opening of the $8million Harrisdale sporting pavilion and playing fields about two months away, sporting clubs were being invited to register their...

Plan peddles new bike trails

Perth’s south-east could become a mountain biking hub over the next decade according to the Perth and Peel Mountain Bike Master Plan 2016-26 released...

Standing still for their sport

The Byford BMX Club Mannequin Challenge video received more than 7000 views when it was uploaded to their Facebook page in the early hours...

Bletchley Blasters road to nationals

The Bletchley Park girls cricket team won the state level finals on November 24 at the WACA beating Wembley Primary School 220 to 109.The...

Girls kicking goals

Following the participation of Serpentine Jarrahdale Grammar School girls in the Dockers Cup competition in August the demand for an all girls football team...

Floored by opportunity

Piara Waters resident Matt Murray, 25, will don the green and gold for the men’s World Floorball Championships in Riga, Latvia from December 3...

A rising star

Gosnells City Football Club player Jack Wam’z Kiama has been called a star in the making by the club when he won the best...

Spectacular rally drivers

On Saturday afternoon the Jarrahdale state forest played host to the final round of the WA State Rally Championships.Thirty rally cars raced in three...

Not dragon her feet

Armadale dragon boat paddler Julia Ward will represent Australia in the International Dragon Boat Federation’s World Nations Championships hosted by China in August next...

Davidson smashes maiden ton

SJ Blues batsman, Liam Davidson, hit his maiden century on Saturday scoring 150 not out as his side easily accounted for East Fremantle on...

Tough fight for the big cup

The highly anticipated KCA-Maddington Cup was played on October 9 in Seville Grove and saw fans cheering for the two sides that fought hard...

Clubs may get cut

Reports from a document presented at a council meeting on September 27 showed the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale had a $22.45 million funding shortfall...

No limits to participation

The Southern Districts Netball Association in Langford launched its No Limits Netball program on October 18.Around 20 participants took part in the first session...

Nothing stops the one armed man

The Serpentine Jarrahdale Lions Country Fair on October 1 and 2 saw a crowd of more than 10,000 people with one of the main...

Shed history soaked in glory

Armadale resident and former president of Glory Shed Supporters Club, Basil Hanna remembers a time when he used to listen to soccer games on...

Making the top chop

Byford Oh Doh Kwan Taekwondo competitors are proving they have what it takes after coming away with 10 medals at the state championships and...

Join the Armadale Sporting Club committee

With the sports season about to switch from winter to summer the Armadale Sporting Club has put the call out for new members.The club...

Club raises awareness of deadly asthma

Mundijong Centrals Football Club will put its coaches to the test to raise money for asthma at its Coaches for a Cause match on...

Jumping to the top

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale will be well represented at this year’s National Interschool Equestrian Championships with five students selected to compete for WA.Darling...

Cheering goes national

The Carey Baptist College cheerleading team’s hard work paid off earlier this month at the Cheer and Dance National Championships on the Gold Coast.The...

‘Greyhound industry is very clean’

The West Australian greyhound industry was far removed from the cruelty and misconduct occurring in the eastern states according to Greyhounds WA chief executive...

On a roll to the nationals

A group of Armadale rollerskaters are representing WA in Melbourne this week at the 2016 Rollerskating Nationals.Armadale Redbacks Rollerskating Club members Mary and her...

Footy pathway for girls

Riverton Junior Football Club girls are excited about the future of their sport after the Fremantle Dockers recently secured an AFL license for the...

PM’s hot $6m for ballpark

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has pledged $6 million to expand Thornlie’s Baseball Park into a premier sporting and events facility if re-elected on July...

Keogh a good sport when it comes to gifting to clubs

Labor candidate for Burt Matt Keogh was aiming to woo sporting clubs with the announcement of $160,000 for the Armadale Gymnastics Club and Forrestdale...

Morton puts bounce on treasurer

The proposed $11 million Willetton Basketball Stadium expansion has hit the federal radar following a visit by Treasurer Scott Morrison last week.Liberal candidate for...

‘Mills Park exceeds my expectations’

The City of Gosnells has hit a high point with its redevelopment of Mills Park according to Premier Colin Barnett, who opened the stage...

Farewell for Hockeyroos Rio style

Hockeyroos players were given a taste of Brazil in Canning Vale last week as they prepare to depart for Rio de Janeiro to compete...

Heading to Rio

Kelly Hoare started umpiring badminton 20 years ago to ‘get the best seat in the house’ and she’ll certainly have that when she represents...

Family, SES team up to run

The Jarvis family including Josiah, 12, Jane, Jayden, 14, and Lucy Renouf participatin in last year’s Run for a Reason.
An Armadale family will band together with a team of SES volunteers to conquer the HBF Run for a Reason on May 22 in...

Casey to compete at nationals

Armadale resident Casey Dunn will showcase her Judo skills to the country in June. Photograph — Matt Devlin.
Armadale 22-year-old Casey Dunn is blazing a trail for young West Australians with disabilities by dominating judo and in June she will get an...

Maddington Bulls’ player charged

Police have charged a Huntingdale man over an alleged assault during an amateur football match that left a 20-year-old off-duty police officer with a...

Netball club hits 50

Jayne Lill, Irene McKay, Helen Robinson and Helen Prince celebrate the 50th birthday of the Southern Districts Netball Association. Photograph — Kelly Pilgrim–Byrne.
Southern Districts Netball Association celebrated its 50th birthday at the weekend with a celebration at Langford Park sporting complex.Event organiser and life member Irene...

Bulldogs back after ban

Kelmscott Football Club will take on Scarborough this Saturday at John Dunn Oval after the WA Amateur Football League lifted its ban on them...

Bowling jackpot as club hits 50

Tony Churcher, Thornlie Bowling Club director Rick Scupham and Laurie Curtis are excited about the club reaching 50 years. Photograph — Matt Devlin.
Thornlie Bowling Club will celebrate its 50th birthday with a free open day on Sunday. Club treasurer Martin Stewart hoped the open day would showcase...

Kelmscott Football Club fuming at ban

Kelmscott Football Club submitted a player management plan on Monday to address WA Amateur Football League concerns over player behaviour in an effort to...

Byford Bowlers to go under cover

Lois Fenton and Lauris Gibb give the new green an early test run following their division three win. Photograph — Matt Devlin.
Byford Bowling Club ladies team will start next season in a new division and on new grounds after taking out the division three flag.Ladies...

Star bike goes on show

WA’s first ever world championship winning cyclist Steele Bishop was reunited with his 1983 winning bicycle at the WA Museum Collections and Research Centre...

New chapter for Centrals

Mundijong Centrals Junior Football Club has launched two girl teams ahead of this year’s football season, which begins next month.Club treasurer Linda Branley said...

Kick-off for culture

The Riverton Junior Football Club is encouraging families to sign up for its six-week multicultural footy introduction program to get more children from culturally...

Running for fun in Canada’s cold

Hot, dry Perth might be a long way from the snow capped hills of Canada but that hasn’t stopped Bernadette Benson from attempting the...

Pedal power from Melbourne to Perth

Bruce Bowman, 60, will ride from Melbourne to Perth next month for beyondblue. Photograph — Matt Devlin.
A Shelley self confessed cycling tragic will put foot to pedal across the country in the name of charity next month.Bruce Bowman, 60, has...

Gymnastics on the rebound in Armadale

Armadale Gymnastics Club is calling for new members to join as it gears up for term one classes in February.The club will hold a...

Evie picked for national team

Evie Marchetti was selected for the school sports Australia team after her team took out a bronze medal. Photograph — Matt Devlin.
Byford resident Evie Marchetti ditched dancing for soccer and last week was commended as one of the state’s best players following a successful Pacific...

Delays stifle BMX fun

Byford BMX club president Kevin Morrow and riders were calling for the construction of a new track. Photograph — Matt Devlin.
Byford BMX club president Kevin Morrow was calling on the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale to push ahead with the construction of a new track...

Jack hoping for home run

Jack Burt will harness his skills as a catcher to compete in the state baseball team in Adelaide next week. Photograph — Matt Devlin.
Thornlie teenager Jack Burt will join the Western Australian baseball team to compete at this year’s school sport Australia Pacific school games in Adelaide...

Jessika smashes way to Australia Pacific games

Seville Grove girl Jessika Nichols-Neale, 11, will compete for WA in the Australia Pacific school games this week. Photograph — Matt Devlin.
In just a year and a half Seville Grove girl Jessika Nichols-Neale, 11, has gone from table tennis novice to a serious competitor.Jessika is...

Young fans warm to cricket elite

Australian Test cricketers Josh Hazlewood, David Warner and Nathan Lyon rib each other during a Q&A at the WACA. Photograph — Robyn Molloy.
Tossing kiwifruits and drawing moustaches on their favourite Australian cricket stars was all part of the fun for more than 100 budding Perth cricketers...

Gold for Maria at masters games

Grandmaster bowman Alf Maria took gold in his age group (male 70 to 79) in the target category at the Adelaide masters games last...

Blast for kids

Dalton Briggs from Armadale tries batting. Photograph - Robyn Molloy.
Fifty budding cricketers turned out to the T20 blast come and try day at Armadale cricket club last Thursday.They joined more than 2800 juniors...

Serving up justice

Ping pong-a-thon organiser Martin Dodge and participant Tiger Ross will be playing table tennis this weekend to raise funds to help stop international human trafficking. Photograph — Matt Devlin.
Boys and men of all ages across the country will be gearing up for a fundraising event with a difference this weekend.Forty-four venues around...

Pedal for a cause

Helen Davey, 44, from Serpentine has started training and fundraising for this year’s off road life cycle for canteen event. Photograph — Matt Devlin.
Husband and wife team Helen and Julien Davey from Serpentine will be hitting the tracks on a three-day mountain bike ride along the munda...

Call for support to expand basketball stadium

Willetton basketball association president Phil Nixon wants prospective councillors to support the push for funding to expand the stadium as teams were already having to play off-site because it was at capacity. Photograph — Matt Devlin.
The Willetton basketball association (WBA) called on candidates in the upcoming City of Canning election to support its $15 million expansion plans for the...

Rough ride for cancer awareness

Stephen McNally, 64, from Canning Vale trains at least three times a week in preparation for October’s life cycle for canteen event. Photograph — Matt Devlin.
Age is no barrier when it comes to combining extraordinary physical feats and fundraising for a charity.Canning Vale resident Stephen McNally, 64, will be...

Passing on sportsmanship, keeping kids engaged

Terry Pass. Photograph — Matt Devlin.
Armadale teacher Terry Pass was recognised for his work in Australian football at the 2015 Woolworths AFL school ambassador awards.Mr Pass, a teacher for...

Super series BMX fun

BMX riders Imogen, Sienna and Taj Hamilton will compete in the 2015 super series round nine this weekend. Photograph — Matt Devlin.
About 500 riders will converge on Byford when the Byford BMX club hosts the 2015 super series round nine this weekend.Byford BMX fundraising coordinator...

Century of Saturday parkruns

Parkrunners Ben Harris and Dan Baldwin will celebrate their 100th run this Saturday while Grant Langford will conquer his 100th soon.
Canning river parkrun will celebrate the achievements of five participants who will take part in their 100th parkrun on Saturday.Parkrun, a free weekly five-kilometre...

Aiden leaps to a new ballet high

Aiden Foster performed at the Sydney opera house at the weekend.
Huntingdale resident Aiden Foster dazzled audiences at the Sydney opera house after finishing in the top eight at the Sydney eisteddfod McDonald’s ballet scholarship.The...

Sally off to the Australian national championships

Sally Ellis and Ronnie have a relationship based on trust. Photograph — Matt Devlin.
Darling Downs resident Sally Ellis has been selected to represent Australia at the 2015 pony club Australia national championships.Ms Ellis will compete in both...

Juniors take on Pickering Brook

Peel district cycling members Tyler Lindorf, Jordan Dawson, Conor Leahy and Oliver Bleddyn at the state titles. Photograph — Pauline Dawson.
Last Sunday saw the state junior road racing titles at Pickering Brook.Peel district cycling club was represented in the under 17s men division by...

Champion expansion for Curtin club

Curtin university boat club captain Fiona Lea and president Cameron Thorn are thrilled the club is growing rapidly. Photograph — Matt Devlin.
Curtin university boat club has secured a five-year lease at the Champion Lakes regatta centre, proving there was a continual growth in rowing popularity...

Uphill battle in the rain

Chris Lark from Beeliar took an early lead at the weekend’s Armadale half marathon. Photograph — Daniel Fitzgerald.
Rain did not slow the 82 runners who participated in Sunday’s Armadale half marathon and its two minor races of 10 and five kilometres.The...

Edge of seat loss for Arks

The second grade team took down Nedlands 44 to 10.
The Arks came up against the best scrum in the first grade competition with the Nedlands pack winning tight heads and scoring two of...

Racing pigeons gets in your blood

Riverton racing pigeon club president Joe Olszowy said the sport was perfect for young people and encouranged more people to join. Photograph — Matt Devlin.
Despite being able to cover hundreds of kilometres in only a matter of hours these aerial athletes weren’t household names.But Riverton racing pigeon club...

Mills Park vision takes shape with a present from Colin

Premier Colin Barnett wished the City of Gosnells good luck with its Mills park redevelopment after presenting a lotterywest grant to the city yesterday. Mr Barnett was presented with a cake to celebrate his July 15 birthday. Photograph — Matt Devlin.
The $47 million Mills park redevelopment proved larger councils that would have resulted from the failed local government reform could have taken on bigger...

Armadale moves up the ladder

Armadale had a come from behind victory on Saturday. Photograph - Peter Simcox.
Armadale moved off the bottom of the National Premier League WA table for the first time since round 14 last season after a stirring...

Pool of fun for shoppers

Willetton residents got a master class in eight ball pool on Sunday as members of the WA state team visited Southlands shopping centre to...