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Beating awareness to the punch

Beating awareness to the punch

On-field violence again reared its ugly head this week. NRL’s prestigious State of Origin series has become the latest fiasco, with Blues captain Paul Gallen’s swinging fist against Nate Myles overshadowing an inspiring NSW victory over long-time favourites Queensland. When the stakes are high, and the pressure is on, there has always been the expectation […]


Twilight Tournaments: Supporting youth health

Twilight Tournaments: Supporting youth health

  Each week, Twilight Tournaments encourage youth to participate in local sport by running a free sports program on Saturday nights. The program runs eight weeks a term, four terms a year, and includes basketball, hockey and indoor soccer. The younf participants are not only provided with free sport but free transport, a nutritious meal […]


Live odds just the beginning

Live odds just the beginning

Gambling welfare advocates and politicians have welcomed the banning of live odds advertising during sports broadcasts, but say there is a much bigger problem to be addressed. Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced the restrictions on Monday, but in a compromise with bookmakers stopped short of restricting advertisements during quarter and halftime breaks. Member for Throsby […]


Student athletes to descend on UOW

Student athletes to descend on UOW

Two and half thousand student athletes will converge on UOW for the Eastern University Games July 7-11 to compete in a range of sports. The event is the Eastern conference and will be held simultaneously with the Southern conference in Ballarat and the Northern conference in Brisbane. The universities will field teams in seventeen events […]


Bulli burns again

Bulli burns again

In another entry to this weekend’s busy schedule, the One Agency Bulli Burn Fun Run is being held this Sunday the 26th of May in Wollongong’s northern suburb of Bulli. Starting at 8.30am, the 10km run begins and ends at Sandon Point, at the northern end of Bulli beach, and travels along the beachside strip […]


Charity in sport

Charity in sport

The Hawks community The Wollongong Hawks run community programs, mostly focused on achieving a healthy lifestyle. Nicholas Corr, also helping the community, is raising money for Bike for Bibles. Video: JESSICA ALLEN Women in League The St George Illawarra Dragons are supporting the Women in League round this weekend. Here is what the players had […]


Dragons re-sign Mitch Rein for three more years

Dragons re-sign Mitch Rein for three more years

The Dragons have helped secure their future as contenders by re-signing promising hooker, Mitch Rein, today to a three-year deal. A Kiama junior, Rein made his debut for the Dragons in 2011 and has since claimed the role of starting hooker, drawing talks of possible Blues squad selection in the future. “I am a local […]


Wollongong to hold OzTag State of Origin

Wollongong to hold OzTag State of Origin

The Current mobile reporter Liam Nethery speaks to Bill Harrigan, OzTag event organiser and former NRL referee, and Mark Sleigh, General Manager of Destination Wollongong about the Australian OzTag State of Origin to be held at Thomas Dalton Park in Wollongong over the upcoming June long weekend. Video: LIAM NETHERY


Dragons teach kids rugby league skills

Dragons teach kids rugby league skills

Kids from the Illawarra were learning rugby league skills at the school holiday clinic with the St George Illawarra Dragons, at Win Entertainment Centre today. Mobile reporter, Janai Velez spoke to the Dragons Community Officer, Adam Bezzina to learn more.


Kiama hosting international bodyboarding competition

Kiama hosting international bodyboarding competition

Kiama and the surrounding regions will play host to the first ever bodyboarding Grand Slam to be held on the NSW South Coast. The event begins tomorrow and will be running until Wednesday, 1st of May. The NSW Coast Crusade is the second event of the 2013 GoPro IBA World Tour. Kiama will be the […]


Eastern University Games headed to the Gong

Eastern University Games headed to the Gong

The Eastern University Games were officially launched today on UOW’s McKinnon lawn. Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery and Senior Deputy VC, Professor John Patterson looked after the official duties. Pictures: LIAM NETHERY


Gong to host Eastern University Games

Gong to host Eastern University Games

The University of Wollongong has officially launched the 2013 Eastern University Games, to be held in Wollongong between 7-11 July. Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor Prof. John Patterson and Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery were on hand to kick-off the event on UOW’s McKinnon lawn this morning. Around 2,500 students, from universities and TAFE campuses across NSW, […]


Matildas to waltz into WIN Stadium

Matildas to waltz into WIN Stadium

    The highly anticipated re-opening of the Western Grandstand at WIN Stadium will come when the Westfield Matildas take on the New Zealand Football Ferns on June 27. The international match is part of the Illawarra Academy of Sport’s ‘Women in Sport Luncheon’, which will also be held at the Stadium. IAS’s General Manager […]


Hawks flying high in schools

Hawks flying high in schools

The Wollongong NRE Hawks are back for another term of the IMB School Hoops program. The initiative is one of the key community activities undertaken by the Hawks. Assistant Coach and Community Development Officer for the NRE Hawks Matt Flinn, believes that the program is fundamental to the clubs involvement with school communities. “We are […]


Dragons receive boost with injury return

Dragons receive boost with injury return

The Dragons will receive a boost with the return of utility Nathan Fien to the bench ahead of Friday night’s clash with Manly at Brookvale Oval. The New Zealand international returns from a knee injury he sustained in round 10 against Penrith. The Sea Eagles also have a big name returning from injury naming Kieran […]


Aussie shine at bowls World Cup

The near-two-hour stand-off began at 10:30am and ended with Henry outplaying Yamasoto to win 2 sets to nil. It also marked the first time that Henry has represented Australia at the Bowls World Cup, having formerly played for his native Ireland. This year, Ireland is well represented by men’s Bowls World Cup champion, James Talbot […]


Top two face off in cricket final

Top two face off in cricket final

Minor premiers Helensburgh and second-placed Balgownie will face off in the Illawarra cricket grand final at North Dalton Park this weekend. The two teams won through to the premiership decider after both sides’ lower orders dragged them to victory in their respective semi-finals. After being 7-94, Balgownie skipper James Fleming (34) and club coach Dean […]


Defence the key for Dragons

Defence the key for Dragons

St George Illawarra captain Ben Hornby is adamant that his side will improve their defence, following their recent 30 – 4 loss to the Bulldogs. The Dragons leaked four tries down their right side, with former local Josh Morris scoring a hat-trick. Hornby said a back to basics approach was required in order to get […]


TriTheGong for fun, fitness

TriTheGong for fun, fitness

The striking harbour precinct and blue mile of Wollongong City is once again gearing up to host the RMB Lawyers Trithegong triathlon festival. Trithegong is being run Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th March, and is a major tourism boost for the Wollongong region bringing a weekend of fun, health and activity. Event director, Rob Bottacchio, […]


TritheGong: Get Fit, Feel Great, Participate.

TritheGong: Get Fit, Feel Great, Participate.

Competitors of all ages are currently in the midst of preparation for the upcoming TritheGong Triathlon and Multisport Festival presented by RMB Lawyers. It is the second year the event has been running and will be held this weekend, 10th and 11th of March around the Wollongong harbour precinct. Proceeds of the event go towards […]


Hawks searching for consistency in double header

Hawks searching for consistency in double header

The Wollongong Hawks will be out in search of their second win for the season when they take on the Gold Coast Blaze at the WIN Entertainment Centre on Friday night. After finding some form in their win over the Adelaide 36ers last week, it will be important test for the Hawks as they look […]


We’ve got to stop the bleeding: McLeod

We've got to stop the bleeding: McLeod

Wollongong Hawks coach Gordie McLeod believes the best way for his side to move forward in the season is to put their loss to the Gold Coast behind them as soon as possible. The Hawks never really came together in 83-58 loss on Friday and while McLeod was disappointed with the result, he remained optimistic […]


Hawks unable to extinguish red hot Blaze

Hawks unable to extinguish red hot Blaze

The Wollongong Hawks were dealt a massive blow to their confidence and issued with an urgent wake-up call following a disappointing home effort against the Gold Coast. In a case of déjà-vu the Hawks opened the game poorly and in a very similar fashion to their opening round clash with the New Zealand Breakers and […]


Bigger picture more important for Campbell

Bigger picture more important for Campbell

He’s won an NBL Championship, saved the club from the brink of complete collapse and had his number retired by the club which he has been the face of since he arrived as a rookie more than 15 years ago. Now, to add to all his achievements both on and off the court, Hawks captain […]