Sport

Footy rule “endangering kids’ health” concerned grandfather says

A ban on waterboys at junior footy games has one local grandfather all riled up.Peter Emmanuel is ropeable the West Australian Football Commission hasn’t...

One out of four in tough matches for Thornlie

It was another great day for football with the weather perfect.Unfortunately, the same could not be said about all four games that were played.Women’s Our...

Two out of five for Bulldogs

Motocross miracle man

Heavy hitters are nationals-bound

Bulldogs pounce on the Brumbies

Are you feeling lucky?

Motocross miracle man

Willie Thomson might not be a household name in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, but in the world of Motocross, he is legendary.After a...

“It has changed my life”

Danielle Stitfall was a self-confessed introvert before dancing opened up a whole new world.The 39-year-old Gosnells woman, who was born with spina bifida, made...

Ryan humbled by winning six gold medals

If you think you can’t do it, just remember Ryan Grant’s recent achievements at the Australian Surf Life Saving Adaptive National Championships in Queensland.Last...

Doggies on fire

The Kelmscott Bulldog’s Colts team headed south again this weekend to play the Baldivis Brumbies.The game began in tragic form with one of Kelmscott’s...

Armadale to host first local blind sports league in the state

For the first time in WA, people with a vision impairment will have the chance to play AFL and soccer as a member of...

Heavy hitters are nationals-bound

Two young guns in the local baseball scene will head to Sydney in June to represent WA in the 2024 Australian Little League Championships.In...

Bulldogs pounce on the Brumbies

The Kelmscott League team continued their great form over the weekend with another convincing win, pouncing on the Baldivis Brumbies.The weekend’s 95-point victory makes...

Ryan’s out to show the nation how it’s done

Ryan Grant is living proof that trying something new can have incredible results.The 16-year-old Canning Vale resident has made his mum and the Coogee...

Family that trains together, wins gold together

A trio of Bongers trekked to Geelong to compete in the Australian Tetrathlon and Laser Run Championships at the weekend.It was the first time...

Colts claw to victory in first home game

Kelmscott Colts took to the big oval at John Dunn in their first home game of the season against Rossmoyne on Saturday.The visitors jumped...

Thousands descend on Byford for ‘flawless’ state BMX event

The Byford BMX Club has pulled off a ‘flawless’ round of the 2024 AusCycling State BMX Series.Last-minute vandalism to jumps couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm...

Three out of four wins for Bulldogs

 Kelmscott Bulldogs Football Club kicked off the season with the club hosting three of their four teams at home ground.The first round of football...

Are you feeling lucky?

This April, buying a bucket of balls at the Whaleback Driving Range could see golfers walk away with an invitation to an exclusive golfing...

Bulldogs ready to take on 2024 season

The Kelmscott Bulldogs will officially launch their 2024 season tonight (Thursday) from their newly-refurbished clubrooms.The John Dunn pavilion was built in January 1978 and...

Let loose your inner dragon

The Dragon Boat AusChamps will return to the Champion Lakes Regatta Centre this month.The AusChamps are Australia’s pinnacle national competition for dragon boat racing,...

Roleystone Hockey Club aims for Masters comp

Roleystone Hockey Club is preparing to hit off a great winter season ahead, after Hockey WA approved their application to submit a team in...

Serpentine star on his mark, and set to take on the...

If you’d have told Mitchell Warrilow when he started Little Athletics last year that in just six short months, he’d be heading to Adelaide...

Club breaks 10-year drought

For the first time in over a decade, Armadale Bowling Club’s top team has brought home the flag.It was a categoric win for the...

Rugby program kicking goals for local kids with sensory issues

Local boy Austin Ryan is just 10. He can’t talk and struggles to make friends. But since joining an inclusive rugby team, it’s led...

Team goes from back of the pack to crackerjack

After a decade of drought, the Armadale Bowling Club’s top side has the chance to bring home the flag this Saturday.In fact, in a...

Local Jiu Jitsu club takes out championship honours

Fighters from local martial arts club Mat Shark Jiu Jitsu have claimed three out of the four junior trophies up for grabs at the...

Armadale win back-to-back flags

Armadale’s fifth grade have capped a magnificent season by winning back-to-back flags after finishing on top of the ladder and winning a hard-fought home...

Funding, water issues plague Keirnan Park dream

It’s been almost six years since the community was gifted a large parcel of land in Mundijong to transform into an enviable sporting and...

Young triathletes vie for national medals

The nation’s top young triathlon and aquathlon superstars have descended on Rockingham this week to compete for a coveted School Sport Australia medal.Four talented...

Former jockey’s fall led to epilepsy diagnosis, now she’s marching for...

Never give up, and there’s no reason you can’t have a normal life with epilepsy.That’s according to Misty Bazeley of Bazeley Racing in Serpentine...

After Matt’s family cancer battle, he knew he had to ride...

When local man Matt Bonser was still a teenager, his dad was diagnosed with lymphoma and passed away the following year.Six years later, his...

Victory celebration for pavilion project

A newly-completed redevelopment of Cassidy Pavilion at Walter Padbury Park in Thornlie will help local footballers kick goals on and off the field.The $900,500...

Armadale into grand final

Armadale’s fifth grade are through to the grand final after a magnificent victory against the Perth Tamils.Armadale won the toss and batted first, and while...

McLaughlin stars as Armadale seal five finals spots

Armadale Cricket club have finished the regular season with five sides making finals – a wonderful achievement.Fifth grade led the way, finishing on top...

Armadale set up match with excellent first day

Armadale’s Fifth Grade had a good start in their match against Phoenix after winning the toss and bowling.Rhys Mackie was on fire from the...

Local archers headed for Canberra

Thirteen young local archers will be heading to the 2024 Nationals in Canberra next month to shoot on the big stage with the rest...

Club celebrates a true legend

Armadale Cricket Club’s Ainsley Noronha has become the 56th member inducted as an official club legend.Ainsley debuted in 2005 and has gone on to...

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

More people than ever are learning to swim at the Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre, potentially making it the most popular swim school in...

Thrilling win for Champion Lakes over Kardy

By Pravin SChampion Lakes were triumphant in a dominant display against Kardinya Lakes in One Day Cricket encounterIn the thrilling encounter, Champion Lakes won...

Meet the pigeon king

A new kid on the block has been ruffling feathers in the lofty world of pigeon racing.Banjup’s Robert Sheehy has only been in the...

Kylie’s our new Rodeo Queen

Local woman Kylie Van Uden, 29, is riding high following her crowning as the Western Australian Rodeo Queen 2024.The title of Rodeo Queen comes...

Popular women’s triathlon back again

The Every Woman Triathlon returns to the iconic Champion Lakes Regatta Centre on Sunday 18 February.This is an event run by women, for women,...

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...