Sport

Swimming against the tide: Local mum’s brave battle to cross the...

In just over a week, Byford local Renee Wirth will deliver on a promise she made to herself to cross the channel in the...

Beautiful horses on display at show

Local horse lovers are in for a real treat next month when the Australian Heavy Horse Association hosts its 2024 State Show.The event will...

Record numbers learning to swim

Meet the pigeon king

Kylie’s our new Rodeo Queen

Lost your bearings? Try out this mob

Tough weekend for Armadale

Colts triumph in T20 Cup victory

Armadale go down fighting

Day has special meaning for coach

Five out of five for Armadale

Kayla’s leap of faith rewarded

Lost your bearings? Try out this mob

Orienteering WA is encouraging people to have a go at their MetrO event at Piara Waters this Saturday.Orienteering is a map reading sport where...

Tough weekend for Armadale

The under 17s took on fellow top aspirant Lesmurdie Gold who won the toss and batted. Armadale got off to a great start thanks...

Armadale have their work cut out for them

CBC have made Armadale work hard in the first day of their clash at the home of cricket, Gwynne Park.Armadale won the toss, and...

Francis’ domination includes hat-trick

Warren Francis had a day out last Saturday in the ODG clash against Leeming who batted first after winning the toss.They soon wished they...

Colts triumph in T20 Cup victory

The South Metropolitan Cricket Association Colts have triumphed in their quest for back-to-back victories in the CricketWest T20 Cup on Sunday.The match was a...

Colts prove their mettle in Cup playoff

The CricketWest Belt up Association Cup kicked off last weekend with three rounds over two days at Charles Veryard Reserve and Murdoch Oval.With the...

All the local news as it happened in Armadale in 2023

As we hurtle into the new year, which brings with it the promise of new possibilities, it’s traditional to pause for a moment and...

Armadale go down fighting

Armadale have gone down in two thrilling mid-season One Day Grand Finals on Sunday.Fifth grade took on Kardinya who won the toss and batted.Two...

Day has special meaning for coach

The Willetton Football Club celebrated International People With a Disability Day last Sunday.In 2017 the club introduced its first integrated all abilities team into...

Armadale through to One Day Grand Finals

Armadale have had another great weekend of cricket with both of their sides qualifying for home One Day Grand Finals this Sunday at Gwynne...

“Incredible and diverse” sporting talent recognised

Thirteen outstanding young athletes from the Burt electorate have been recognised for their talent and achievements.They were awarded in a ceremony with local member...

Five out of five for Armadale

Armadale Cricket Club have had a huge weekend of cricket with five wins.On Saturday, fifth grade took on Cockburn and batted first after winning...

Kayla’s leap of faith rewarded

After four months overseas competing in international tournaments, local pentathlon star Kayla Bongers has touched back down in Perth, just in time for an...

A weekend of ups and downs for Armadale

Armadale’s fifth grade have had a comfortable win against Riverton Rostrata after posting 264 last week. Ainsley Noronha (2-13) bowled a beautiful early spell to...

Maria’s moment of glory

In front of a packed Optus Stadium for the recent Matildas v Philippines match, Gosnells Council employee Maria Hulls received an honour she never...

Bowlers have a field day

Armadale’s Seventh Grade have had an unbelievable first day in their clash with Phoenix.Vince Tilbrook started things off with an incredible opening spell for...

Armadale’s bowlers blitz Thornlie

Fifth Grade have had a commanding win against Thornlie after making 9-275 last week.Rhys Mackie (4-27) bowled superbly early as Thornlie fell to 3-25.They...

Opinion | Is it time to drop permits for female cricket...

By Mark FarmerSaturday afternoon and the men in white come out to play.Whilst there are loud calls to move to coloured uniforms, it is...

Morgan Park redevelopment set for next year

It’s been a long time coming, but the City of Armadale has confirmed that Morgan Park’s makeover is planned for next year.The biggest plank...

Six out of nine for Armadale

Armadale Cricket Club had six wins from nine games over the weekend, with their two grade teams playing a Sunday game as well.Fifth GradeFifth...

Galahs rally in away round

Ding ding, round 2 for the Forrestdale Galahs, with A grade up against Cannington, and E grade taking on East Fremantle.In a quirk of...

Don’t mess with Katie

On September 10, in front of a gathering of family, friends, and fellow students, local woman Katie Russell demonstrated her mastery of taekwondo during...

Local club celebrates best year on record

The Armadale Soccer Club hosted its night of nights on Saturday, with the club celebrating its best premier league result this season.The club has...

Women’s wellness is back with a splash

Canning's Women's Swimming and Wellness program is returning to Cannington Leisureplex for its seventh consecutive year.Between October 15 and July 7, Cannington Leisureplex will...

Nationals test riders at Wallangarra

For the first time in a decade, Perth is hosting the Petstock National Pony Club Championships.And in a real coup for our area, the...

The west misses out on log chop win by split second

Crowds poured into Jarrahdale on Sunday for the Log Chop and Country Fair.It was a beautiful – albeit blustery – day, and festival goers...

Top gong for Aquatic Centre

The Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre (AFAC) has already gained a reputation as an industry leader, but now they have the award to prove...

Girls vie for the cup

With Tilly-mania still lingering, a couple of hundred girls took to the Forrestdale soccer field on Saturday to test their mettle for the rare...

It’s Jack High as bowls begin

The first bowl of the season will be put down at Armadale this Saturday.The Armadale Bowling Club will host its opening day from 10.30am...

Baxter to represent Australia at just 13

Speedway star Baxter Trouchet is no stranger to success.At just 13-years-old he has a list of driving accomplishments longer than your arm, and a...

Bulldogs take the flag and best and fairest

The Kelmscott Bulldogs have claimed the 2023 Perth Football League C3 Women’s Premiership after defeating Manning in a fiercely contested match.The ball was thrown...

Courts net $12.5m boost

The Southern Districts Netball Association’s centre in Langford is about to undergo a $12.5million rebuild to create a new indoor facility with four courts...

Coach breaks club record

Head coach of the Gosnells Hawks Football Club Corey Bertram will break the long-standing coaching record of 99 league games held by club legend...

Rob humbled by national award

Kelmscott Bulldogs’ Robert Turner was already a winner to his adoring community, but now the rest of the country knows too.He has just been...

Athletes shine on the road

Maddington Little Athletics Club athletes won many medals and personal bests at the State Winter Road Walking Championships on August 19 at Perry Lakes...

New club aims to put sport in the spotlight

Fancy a spot of croquet?This Saturday the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale will officially welcome its newest club.Byford and Districts Croquet Club founder Marie Donovan...

Local athlete in a first

Kelmscott star Kayla Bongers has flexed her muscles on the world stage for the first time after competing at the Under 19 Modern Pentathlon...

Eyes set on the big league

Four local girls are proving to the rest of Australia that in AFL, west is definitely best.Roleystone’s Lyla Bloxham and Thornlie’s Eva Dixey from...

Bush tucker keeps fans warm during NAIDOC round

Sunday saw the annual NAIDOC round for the Forrestdale Junior Football Club and it was a huge day for the growing club.The crowd was...

Sarah aims to lift women up

Sarah Ford
14 years ago, Sarah Ford was in a dark place. Her marriage was falling apart and a serious workplace incident pushed her out of...

Local soccer star to train with West Ham Utd

soccer
An up-and-coming soccer star may be making the move from Kelmscott to the big leagues, after being invited by to join one of the...

Leah is a baseball legend at just 15

Leah
You may not have heard the name Leah ‘Ice Cold’ Cornish, but rest assured it isn’t due to her lack of achievement.At only 15,...

Students have a wild, wild time

wild time
Basketball-loving students at Neerigen Brook Primary School had a wild time on Wednesday when two Perth Wildcats visited the school to give them tips...

From Armadale to Dubai – young player’s big move

Fleetwood United FC
Dubai may seem like a million miles away, but the talent scouts at UAE Second Division team Fleetwood United FC have had their eyes...

Pre-loved donations benefit local clubs

Fair Game
Member for East Metropolitan Region Donna Faragher MLC is inviting the local community to support Fair Game Australia – a registered charity combining fitness...

There’s no stopping powerhouse Sacha

Sacha
Ultra-marathon cyclist Sacha Dowell has taken out second place in her Race from the Rocks, having completed the 2000km offroad race in a little...

Driving range closed for repairs

Whaleback
The City of Canning is remaining tight-lipped about the condition of Whaleback Golf Course’s popular driving range.Whaleback’s website issued an update to driving range...

When it comes to volunteering, Margi’s a true sport

Volunteer
A passionate advocate for the benefits of community cricket, Margi Oldfield has been named the winner of the 2021 Burt Volunteer Sport Award for...

Sacha’s ready to grin and bear it

race
Armadale animal lover and ultra-marathon cyclist Sacha Dowell will tackle her biggest challenge yet when she takes off on a 2000km, off-road bike race...

Tigers are ready to roar into Grand Final

Tigers
Willetton Tigers head coach Simon Parker believes his girls are in a much stronger position to challenge the Warwick Senators and win back-to-back NBL1...

Coach declares: “You’re my heroes”

Bulldogs
A heartfelt speech by Kelmscott Bulldogs Head Coach Robert Turner congratulated his Integrated All-Abilities Division B team on taking out the 2022 premiership, after...

Students ready to knock show judges’ socks off

students
Kelmscott Senior High School agriculture students spent their Saturday in the paddock, taking part in the school’s Paraders Day competition in preparation for the...

Swimming sensation

Holly Barratt
Starting her swimming career at an age when most swimmers have already peaked, Southern River swimmer Holly Barratt proved she has what it takes...

Kyron’s off to the USA

Down Under Winter Classic
A rising star in Byford’s baseball circles has earned himself a trip to the USA after impressing coaches at the Down Under Winter Classic...

Good effort for first world championships

Byford BMX’s Jay Lander
Byford BMX’s Jay Lander has returned home after competing in the 2022 UCI BMX World Championships in France at the end of July.Jay, 16,...

Boys take on nation’s best

basketball
Four Willetton Under 16 basketball players have led WA to its best result in years at in the Australian Junior Championships.Harrison Fitzgerald, Lachlan Burnett,...

MP takes a hike

Bibbulmun Track
Member for Armadale Dr Tony Buti is putting his passion for fitness to the test, embarking on an end-to-end hike of the...

Jorja was floored when asked to represent Australia

Floorball
After having her dreams of representing Australia crushed when the 2020 World Floorball Championships were cancelled, local player Jorja Charles’ dreams have...

Ready to conquer the world

Venoms
World domination may not have been the goal when Byford Venoms youth coach, Pawan Rughoobur, began recruiting local kids to play the...

Jerome’s on a winner

jersey
A young Nyoongar/Yamatji man has combined his talent for football, art and passion for his culture, winning a WA Football Commission competition to design...

Local martial artists in big medal haul during state titles

BJJ
Canning Vale’s Innovative Martial Arts junior Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitors cleaned up at the 2022 WA Australian Federation of BJJ Gi state titles in...

Fighter’s fists of fury at the ready

karate
Hannah Sullivan is taking her karate career to new heights after the COVID pandemic stopped her competing for almost three years.Earlier this month, the...

Maddalena secures first-round victory

Maddalena
Willetton-trained MMA fighter Jack Della Maddalena has passed the Dagestani wrestler test with flying colours, taking home a $50,000 performance of the night bonus...

Allan’s an unsung hero

National Volunteer Week was celebrated across the nation from May 16 to May 21, acknowledging the enormous role of volunteers in community organisations.Kelmscott Bulldogs...

Elly’s got some fight

World Champion Elly Kirkby made a clean sweep at the Australian Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championship on Sunday, winning her featured Super Fight and walking...

Jacob has what it takes

Riverton Aquanauts swimmer Jacob Hale is in line to join a national squad, according to head coach Gemma Herrington, after achieving outstanding results at...

Drivers take in motoring days of old

A classic car club in Welshpool made a historic run recently, taking their early-century automobiles from Perth to Armadale in a reproduction of the...

Life’s a drag for this couple

A couple of drag racing diehards made history when they took out the top two positions in the Summit Racing Equipment...

New track is world class

A spectacular, $1.6M biking and BMX track unveiled in Kelmscott in time for the Easter break will be a “game changer for...

Circus a big top hit

There is a secret history of the circus in Armadale, and behind the walls of Armadale’s Champion Centre, a program led by...

Giving it her best shot

Cannington’s Muscle Pit gym claims to be Perth’s strongest gym, and on May 22, powerlifter Annie Mallard will look to make sure that slogan...

Local builder to ride for men in need

The director of a Forrestdale construction company will ride nearly 700km in April to raise $150,000 for a not-for-profit men’s service in...

Couple’s Canteen crusade

A Brookdale couple’s aversion to cycling didn’t get in the way of them helping out in a charity bike ride event last...

How a boy from Armadale went on to become a cricketing...

There is no more famous phrase in all of Australian cricket, even more so in WA cricket, than “Caught Marsh, bowled Lillee”.Now, sadly, one...

Cousins trains at Forrestdale

AFL legends Ben Cousins and Des Hedland were back on the field with local footy team Forrestdale FC this week, in a...

Disability inclusion wins Rob a big gong

Local champions and new citizens were celebrated on Australia Day in Armadale, with 85 citizens welcomed to the community and awards going to its...

“I was hooked after the first run”

The goal of making Jarrahdale an accredited trail town is on track, with volunteers putting in strides towards Jarrahdale’s very own Parkrun course.In October...

The fight of his life

Mixed Martial Artist Jack Della Maddalena has had a late change of opponent ahead of the biggest fight of his life this Sunday.Della Maddalena,...

Young fighter’s performance “inspirational”

Cannington-trained Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor Henrique Peres was narrowly defeated in his superfight at the Australian Brazilian Jiu Jitsu junior WA State Titles in...

Big night of fights in SJ

More than 300 competitors and spectators will cram their way into the Serpentine-Jarrahdale Recreation Centre this Sunday to see some of Perth’s best junior...

Twelve year old fighter ready for the best

A 12-year-old Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor who trains out of a Cannington gym will face his toughest test yet when he takes part in...

Pollies to punch on

Chief executives and members of parliament from Perth will be pitted against professional athletes as part of a corporate boxing event to raise money...

Riders descend on SJ

During the weekend the Serpentine Horse and Pony Club hosted the WA State Jumping Championships.Riders from across Western Australia including Esperance, Geraldton, and Kalgoorlie...

Drone gold for Gould

A childhood dream of flying model aeroplanes has translated into a State Championship for Thornlie’s Jared Gould.Two weeks ago, Gould was crowned the best...

Wind couldn’t deter athletes

On Sunday, October 17, Armadale Triathlon Club hosted their second Duathlon at Champion Lakes Regatta Centre.The event saw participants of all abilities complete the...

“My son Clay won’t have died in vain”

One mother is on a mission to raise awareness around mental health and suicide prevention.Gosnells local Tracey Perry is walking 60kms over the month...

Fathers and daughters bond on bails

With the explosion in popularity of women’s cricket over the last few years, it’s little wonder Cricket WA are taking the opportunity to get...

Willetton fighter headed for the UFC

A ten-fight win streak has seen local Mixed Martial Arts fighter Jack Della Maddalena punch, kick and elbow his ticket to the biggest MMA...

Sacha breaks cycling record

Most people are unaware of the side effects of limited sleep across a three-day period whilst simultaneously exhausting the body mentally and physically but...

Boys are a force to be reckoned with

If the Guesty Boys weren’t already well known around the Go Karting track in WA, they are now after making names for themselves at...

Ride to end violence raises $270,000

The annual Ride Against Domestic violence took place on the weekend of September 11, to raise awareness about family domestic violence with proceeds split...

Deannah doing it for herself

Local Year Seven student Deannah Ugle from Byford Secondary College participated in the School Sports WA state team and went on a tour down...

Shakayla doing it for herself

Qualifying for a WA State Netball Team is a lot harder than it appears, according to Byford local Shakayla Ugle, who qualified for the...

Willetton’s come from behind grand final victory

The Integrated All Abilities Football competition wrapped up its season on Saturday with two spectacular Grand Finals, seeing Willetton and Curtin Uni Wesley soar...

Junior footy match turns ugly

An incident at a Junior Football match has left members of the community horrified.Over the weekend the Kelmscott Juniors Football Club were playing Mundijong...

Bigger than just football

The new Integrated All Abilities team at Kelmscott Bulldogs Football Club will host its first All Abilities Grand Final this Saturday.Robert Turner from Kelmscott...

Transplant recipients to feature in games

Champion Lakes Regatta Centre will be host to the prestigious World Transplant Games (WTG) in 2023 as the Government announces funding.A funding agreement between...

“I will remember it forever”

Student and Hilbert local Seth Del Caro travelled to Bunbury last week with being told he had the special opportunity to play with Western...

Love of AFL began at five

Student and Serpentine local Jamual Miller had the opportunity travel to Bunbury last week to play with Western Australia’s AFL 12 Years and Under...

Man of steel

Haynes local Jake Howe has been chosen to represent Australia at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics playing for wheelchair Rugby Team the ‘Steelers’.Mr Howe was...