Dalmeny snowboarding ace Valentino Guseli breaks wrist in scary fall in Switzerland
Sport
Valentino Guseli, from Dalmeny on the NSW South Coast, has had a frightening fall at the Stomping Ground Projects snow park in Switzerland, suffering a broken wrist. The 16-year-old was lucky his injuries weren't worse, as in the vision below (taken from his Instagram page) you see him do multiple spins in the air before he mistakenly hits the top...
New ‘Classics’ series cycling event to pedal through Snowy Mountains in 2022
Sport
Hundreds of cyclists will take to the roads of the Snowy Mountains in March 2022 as a new road-racing event is added to the cycling calendar. Organised by Bicycling Australia magazine, the Snowy Classic will be the fifth event in the Australian 'Classics' series that also includes gran fondo ('big ride') races in Bowral, Noosa, Mudgee and Clare. The event is expected...
Basketball legend Lucille Bailie embraces laidback coastal community
Community
Former Australian Opals basketballer Lucille Bailie is giving back to the beachside community of Bawley Point that has welcomed her with open arms. Lucille and her family moved to the close-knit coastal hamlet north of Batemans Bay three years ago, and she instantly fell in love with the people, the spectacular beaches and the laidback village lifestyle. The general manager...
Was Wayne Bennett one of the most significant signings in the history of the Canberra Raiders?
Opinion
Legendary rugby league coach Wayne Bennett will lead the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the NRL grand final this weekend against the Penrith Panthers. It will be his 10th NRL/NSWRL grand final appearance as coach. His first was with the Canberra Raiders in 1987, in his only season at the club, in which he took it to its first grand final....
Why Sia Soliola is the greatest clubman in the history of the Canberra Raiders
Sport
Canberra Raiders forward Sia Soliola has announced his retirement after 17 seasons playing professional rugby league in the NRL and English Super League. He will be remembered as a tough, hard-running player, who emigrated from the backline well before he arrived in the ACT, in 2015, where he went on to play 137 games for the Raiders. However, it's his...
Australia’s regional sporting capital: Queanbeyan or Wagga Wagga? The case for Wagga
Sport
When I started looking at Australia’s top sporting cities per head of population, I felt it would be hard to go past Queanbeyan. That is, until I took a closer look at Wagga Wagga. I discovered that it’s daylight between Wagga and every other city region of comparable size, not just in Australia, but potentially globally. READ MORE: Australia’s regional...
Developers promise world-class Mogo Adventure Trail Hub
News
Rocky Trail Destination will deliver the world-class Mogo Adventure Trail Hub after the company signed the contract for its detailed design, construction and maintenance this month. Rocky Trail Destination is very familiar with the region having run mountain bike events in Mogo since 2018. With its sub-contractor Next Level Mountain Bike, the two companies have pledged to bring the best...
Australia’s regional sporting capital: Queanbeyan or Wagga Wagga? The case for Queanbo
Opinion
Both Queanbeyan and Wagga Wagga are justifiably regarded as Australia’s top sporting cities per head of population. In fact, the councils of Wagga Wagga and Queanbeyan Palerang have similar populations, with Wagga having only a few thousand more. Many have tried to find out why so many champion sportspeople originated from, or spent a substantial part of their lives in,...
Graham Coe Pavilion to honour Southern Tablelands football stalwart
Community
For years to come, football players will remember an outstanding player, coach and referee Graham Coe, with the Cookbundoon Pavilion to be named in his honour. Work is almost complete on the new Graham Coe Pavilion named in honour of Mr Coe's strong contribution to the sport and the formation of the Southern Tablelands Football Association. STFA Football Manager Craig Norris...
The Raiders need to sign a halfback to win the competition, or change the way they play
Sport
If ever you needed evidence of the impact a halfback can have on a Raiders team, simply head back to the 1993 season. Going into the final two rounds of the premiership in 1993, the Raiders were leading the competition and were on course to win the premiership. In the second last game of the regular season, the Raiders beat...
Super Rugby Pacific to kick-start a new era for the Brumbies but do they have the player depth?
Opinion
Brick by brick, rugby union in this country is starting to turn things around. It’s been slow progress, but the code is getting there. Several years ago, as the game started its descent, there was a suggestion that free-to-air television was the answer as you could only see the game if willing to sign up to pay television or if...
Mitchell’s high shot a low point for NRL’s duty of care
Opinion
South Sydney star Latrell Mitchell's timing could not have been worse. Not only was his sickening hit on the Roosters' Joseph Manu late, but it also came a few weeks out from finals. Now both players' seasons may be over - Manu with a fractured cheekbone, and Mitchell after being charged with a grade two reckless high tackle, which brings a...
Watch out Stromlo! Wagga Wagga developing major sporting facilities, including Multisport Cycling Complex
Sport
For the past 15 years, Canberra’s Stromlo Forest Park, which took shape following the 2003 ACT bushfires, has been the jewel in the crown of ACT’s sporting facilities. Attracting an estimated 700,000 visitors a year, the facility includes mountain biking, criterium, cross-country running and now swimming. For many people, the mountain bike section of the facility is the unique aspect...
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