Western Sydney News

Labor promises Dukes Oval upgrade

An amenities upgrade for Dukes Oval in Emu Plains could be on the cards, as part of a $500,000 promise by Labor. The announcement comes as the second sporting commitment within the week for Labor Candidate for Lindsay, Diane Beamer. As a mother, Ms Beamer said sport is a high priority of hers coming into […]… read more

Lang on League: Round 6

We’ve already previewed tonight’s clash between Penrith and Cronulla, but now Peter Lang looks at the rest of the round… Canterbury Bulldogs v South Sydney Rabbitohs In round five the Bulldogs fell back into old habits and were pulverised by the Dragons while the Rabbitohs started slow against the Warriors and almost paid the ultimate […]… read more

RCG: I need to be better

During the Weekender‘s six-minute one-on-one interview with under siege Panthers forward Reagan Campbell-Gillard on Monday morning, the 25-year-old uttered the word ‘fix’ on not one or two occasions but an incredible seven times. On a personal front, Campbell-Gillard has endured a shocking start to the 2019 season and it’s not hard to figure out why […]… read more

Dam meeting labelled a “farce”

An ‘invite only’ community forum about raising the Warragamba Dam Wall has stirred up controversy, with residents fearing WaterNSW ‘cherry picked’ attendees. The meeting, run by WaterNSW, was held last Thursday at the Warragamba Town Hall, inviting particular members of the community to discuss the proposal. Members of the Give A Dam campaign as well […]… read more

Folau can’t have his cake and eat it too

Professional sport in Australia is the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to salacious headlines and legal disputes. Israel Folau has been sensationally sacked by Rugby Australia for breach of contract following allegedly homophobic remarks he published on social media. Folau’s current four-year contract is said to be worth close to $4 million […]… read more

Man abandons appeal after Judge’s warning

A man who brandished a machete, spat on a woman and threatened her baby in a shocking road rage attack in Kingswood has abandoned his appeal after the judge warned he’d increase his sentence. Michael Sofilas, 29, was jailed for 13 months with an eight-month non-parole period on March 19 after pleading guilty to the […]… read more

Season defining weeks ahead for Penrith

Rugby league is so often a numbers game and right now the numbers look pretty grim for Ivan Cleary’s Penrith Panthers. Where do we start? Perhaps with the damning statistic that shows Penrith has an average possession rate of just 46.6 per cent in matches this season – worse than any other team in the […]… read more

Chance to honour best local businesses

The Penrith City Local Business Awards are back, and founder Steve Loe has called on the community to nominate its favourite businesses. The Precedent Productions Managing Director, who founded the awards more than three decades ago, said it was an opportunity for members of the community to encourage and show appreciation for outstanding providers of […]… read more