Western Sydney News

OAM honours for dedicated volunteers

Two members of Penrith Golf Club will today receive their Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM), in recognition of their contribution to a local school. Hosting the annual Charity Golf Day for the past 26 years, members Lorraine Cochrane and Pauline Rochelle have helped deliver over $352,000 to Werrington Public School’s support unit. The […]… read more

Confirmed: Panthers release DWZ

The Penrith Panthers have granted star winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak an immediate release from his contract. It is expected that Watene-Zelezniak, a Penrith junior, will join the Wests Tigers. The 23-year-old was a member of the premiership-winning Panthers NYC side in 2013 and made his NRL debut the following year. Watene-Zelezniak played 106 NRL games and […]… read more

Masked Panther: Hetherington to Dragons?

The rugby league rumour mill is in full swing as the June 30 deadline for player movements edges closer. Penrith forward Jack Hetherington, who had a breakout 2018 season but has hardly been seen in 2019, has been linked with the Dragons as Paul McGregor tries to fill the gap left by Jack de Belin. […]… read more

Tim Grant terminates Panthers contract

Penrith forward Tim Grant has played his last NRL game – confirming today that he has terminated his playing contract with the club. It comes after the 31-year-old suffered a pectoral injury against Manly last weekend. While there was a small chance he could successfully rehabilitate the injury and play again this season, Grant has […]… read more

Ram Trucks arrives at Nepean Motor Group

Leading local car dealership Nepean Motor Group has just added a new car brand to its already impressive line-up, Ram Trucks Australia. Dubbed the ‘hardest working trucks in Australia’, Nepean Motor Group has acquired the popular American ute manufacturer because it felt the Penrith community needed a vehicle with bigger towing capacity. “Within our local […]… read more

How therapy dogs are helping people right across Penrith

There is nothing nicer than having a cuddle with a cute dog to make you feel better. Nepean Therapy Dogs has been doing just that for 26 years, providing emotional and mental health support to vulnerable people in western Sydney and the Blue Mountains. General Manager Paula Smith told the Weekender of the work the […]… read more

Councillor declares war on trolleys

Penrith Councillor Bernard Bratusa is demanding supermarkets and shopping centres step up and find a solution to abandoned shopping trolleys, saying they’re an a “absolute disgrace” and “blight” on the community.… read more

McKendry keen to play on in 2020

Sam McKendry’s face says it all. Three knee reconstructions should have been the end of his rugby league career but Penrith’s longest serving player has defied the odds and is now hoping to play on beyond this season. After more than 12 months on the sidelines battling away with the all-too-familiar rehab team, the former […]… read more