Western Sydney News

Masked Panther: MG wants Ciro to get top job

Panthers legend Mark Geyer has called on the club to hand the head coaching role to Cameron Ciraldo full-time next year. “I think the auditions are over for Penrith, he’s their coach for the next two years,” Geyer said on Triple M. “If I was Penrith, I’d be signing Cameron Ciraldo as the first grade […]… read more

Sauce’s love for the west

Popular Panthers winger Josh Mansour said he and his teammates will use recent jabs by Sharks players as motivation heading into Friday night’s monster Semi Final at Allianz Stadium. Earlier this week, former Penrith hooker turned Shark James Segeyaro offended the entire Panthers supporter base – the same set of fans that once cheered his […]… read more

Local school’s special milestone

Regentville Public School is inviting past and present students, teachers and families to take a walk down memory lane at their 150th anniversary celebration. A range of activities and performances will be available to the public on Wednesday, September 26, including a QR code history walk and art display. Deputy Principal, David Bamford said the […]… read more

Chocolate lovers are tickled pink

Move over milk, dark and white, there is a new chocolate in town and it’s set to tickle chocolate lovers pink. Ruby chocolate is the first chocolate to be discovered in over 80 years, and now locals will have the chance to taste the highly anticipated treat at San Churro Penrith. The only retailer to […]… read more

Peachey wants out of Titans deal

Penrith centre Tyrone Peachey has declared he wants out of his deal with the Gold Coast Titans. Peachey signed a three-year deal with the Gold Coast earlier this season but has now instructed his management that he wants to stay at the Panthers. “I love this club. They gave me this opportunity to play consistent […]… read more

Man forced to strip during robbery and assault in Penrith

A 26-year-old man who was walking near the intersection of Ransley and Station Street at 2.15am on Saturday, September 8 was allegedly forced to strip completely naked and hand over his possessions. The victim was approached by one of the male perpetrators as the other came up behind him and pressed a knife against his […]… read more

Drunk driver avoids prison time

A drunk driver who crashed into a Colyton home, narrowly avoiding a child as they slept, has walked free from court after being allowed to serve his jail sentence in the community. Penrith Local Court heard Paina Tuwharetoa Pirika was on his way to buy cigarettes when he lost control of his Ford Falcon utility, […]… read more

Sisters are back on the road

While most country songs might start with a few tears and beers, The McClymonts have proved time and time again that the winning recipe to a hit song is as simple as a good story and an uplifting beat. The country music trio have been spinning their personal experiences into anthems for over 10 years, […]… read more

Dancing up a storm

Four of Penrith’s dancing superstars are making their way to the Australian Dance Festival this weekend. The budding professionals will undertake a weekend of workshops that showcase over 30 different styles of dance. As part of the prestigious Dream Dance Company they will perform at the event alongside some of the industry’s biggest names. “It’s […]… read more

Fostering an education

The sky’s the limit for local resident, Tasha Reynolds, who refuses to become another statistic in the foster care system. The 20-year-old Western Sydney University student has become an advocate in promoting tertiary education opportunities for young people living in out-of-home care. “My mum turned to methamphetamines when I was eight after splitting with my […]… read more

Bikers show their soft side

Penrith Motorcycle Centre is going the distance for the children’s charity, Wings4kidz. 150 participants will ride four hours from Penrith to Windeyer as a way to raise money and create awareness for the important charity. Wings4kidz is a free charitable flight service for children aged 0-16-years from regional NSW, who have a serious or life […]… read more

Drivers urged to be extra careful after spate of roo crashes

Police are urging drivers to slow down with a plethora of kangaroos spotted on local roads. Kangaroos are being euthanised on a daily basis after colliding with cars right across the Penrith LGA. WIRES (Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service) campaign manager, Kristie Harris, said kangaroos finding their way onto the road is a common […]… read more

Grand Final-like anticipation ahead of do or die encounter

If you had tasked a Hollywood scriptwriter with penning the tales of the 2018 NRL Finals, they almost certainly would have included a clash between Penrith and Cronulla. Not only is it the first time these two clubs, who both entered the competition in 1967, have met in a Finals game, but the sub-plots here […]… read more

The dangers of credit cards

Credit cards are the easiest way for people (especially young people), to get themselves into financial difficulty. It is easy to obtain credit, it is easy to use the credit and the interest rates are horrific. It is simple to put yourself into a position that makes recovery difficult. Many people don’t even consciously decide […]… read more

Glenmore Park FC hunts silverware

Glenmore Park FC will field an impressive eight teams at this weekend’s prestigious Football NSW Champion of Champions tournament. Commencing in 1968, Champion of Champions is one of the most significant tournaments in the footballing calendar, with champions from each association around the state pitted against each other in a battle for supremacy. In what’s […]… read more

New tourism campaign focuses on Penrith

The Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Penrith are showcased in a new cooperative tourism marketing campaign, developed by Destination NSW in partnership with the Regional Strategic Alliance. Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall unveiled the ‘Wake Up With’ campaign today, which encourages families and active singles from the Greater Sydney area to visit the […]… read more

Major disruptions for bus passengers expected on Tuesday

Angry Busways drivers will walk off the job tomorrow as the Transport Workers Union’s (TWU) war with Busways escalates, causing disruption to commuters. TWU members voted for more action to be taken during a one hour stoppage last Friday, September 7. Drivers voted unanimously across five depots, including Penrith, to go ahead with further protected […]… read more

Panthers power into week two of Finals

Penrith are through to the second week of the NRL finals after a dominant 27-12 win over the Warriors at ANZ Stadium tonight. The Panthers were down 12-2 in the first half but powered back into the game to lead 18-12 at half-time. Cameron Ciraldo’s side were never troubled in the second half, producing a […]… read more