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Bulli to host iconic ironman and ironwoman series this summer

  BULLI Beach will host some of Australia’s best surfing athletes when round-three of the iconic Nutri Grain Ironman and Ironwoman Series returns to the Illawarra this summer. The December 1 event will not only give locals an opportunity to see the best surfing athletes, but also benefit the local economy, with spectators expected to … Continue reading

Sporting grants of up to $100,000 available from Council

SPORTING groups considering improvements to change rooms, making alterations to canteens or other facility improvements should consider applying for Wollongong City Council’s new Sports Facilities Grant program. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said funding from $5,000 to $100,000 is on offer to help sporting groups attract and retain more players in their sport and to … Continue reading

Concert to celebrate youth week at Bellambi Point

A SPORTS workshop, featuring live music, interactive art, food and much more will be held at Bellambi Point as part of Youth Week. Wollongong City Council’s Youth Services has a range of events planned with a music concert and sporting activities at Bellambi Point, live music, aerosol art, skateboarding in Berkeley and a rolling racer … Continue reading

Labor promises Rex Jackson Park lighting

THE Helensburgh Tigers and grass roots sport are the big winners after Labor announced $200,000 to upgrade lighting at their home field, Rex Jackson Park and complete their amenity upgrade. Officials from the Helensburgh Tigers have confirmed that players are getting injured after playing and training at night with poor lighting. Heathcote Labor candidate at … Continue reading

Women take part in Bondi Lifeguard Challenge for the first time

TWO women who keep a watchful eye on swimmers at northern suburbs beaches will be amongst eight professional lifeguards from Wollongong taking part in a prestigious challenge at Bondi Beach tomorrow evening (Wednesday). Competitors statewide from local government areas offering lifeguard services will be taking part in Bondi Lifeguard Challenge, which has been going for … Continue reading

‘Water bubblers for all parks’: Greens

The Greens candidates for Wollongong City Council are tapping in to Plastic Free July. Joshua Bell is one of the Illawarra Greens Ward 3 candidates, and currently studying at University of Wollongong to be a PE teacher. Mr Bell said:  “It’s so important for people to have access to water while being active. We recognise … Continue reading

Fernhill building gets upgrade

A TENDER for the refurbishment of the Fernhill Soccer Club amenities building has been accepted by Wollongong City Council. The refurbishment includes: Works to fix and repair the structural cracking and external brickwork A new roof over the main building Replacing the metal awning including structural, drainage and electrical lighting elements Fitting out the internal … Continue reading

Bulli Show this weekend

LOCAL legendary skater, Barry Strachan just happens to be the direct relative of Les Strachan, the original president of the Bulli Show Society and he is proud to be invited to showcase his passion for skating at this year’s Bulli Show. He’ll be joined on the ramps by world renowned local skaters Sam Giles and … Continue reading

Aussies a step closer in World Cup

THE Australian Jillaroos will go into tomorrow’s (Sunday) Women’s World Cup Final against New Zealand at Headingley Stadium in Leeds with a lot of confidence after narrowly losing to the Kiwis in their last pool game. Four Helensburgh girls, Samantha Hammond, Emily Andrews, Tegan Chandler and Emma Tonegato help make up the 23 member Australian … Continue reading

Helensburgh plays role in French defeat

HELENSBURGH has played a critical role in Australia’s Jillaroos passage to the World Cup Final with an impressive 72-0 victory over France in the UK on Tuesday. Four Helensburgh girls, Samantha Hammond, Emily Andrews, Tegan Chandler and Emma Tonegato help make up the 23 member Australian squad. The Jillaroos raced in 14 tries – fullback … Continue reading

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