Sport

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International cricket comes to Fairy Meadow in March

A STELLAR line up of international and state cricket players will converge on Fairy Meadow for the NSW Second XI versus the touring England Lions. The free four-day match begins at 10am on Monday, March 2 at North Dalton Park where NSW Blues players will test themselves against some of England’s emerging cricketers. Cricket NSW … Continue reading

Bulli crew take shelter as catastrophic bushfires halt iconic surf boat race

  MORE than 60 Bulli Surf Life Saving Club members are amongst thousands of people sheltering on the NSW South Coast as catastrophic bushfires descend on the small township of Bermagui. The Bulli club, that were leading the George Bass Surf Boat Marathon, have three, nine person boat crews, plus support crews and their families … Continue reading

Bulli to host NSW championships this weekend

CONDITIONS are looking perfect ahead of the 2019 NSW Interbranch Championships at Bulli this weekend. The championships brings together the best athletes from all 11 Surf Life Saving branches for two days of elite competition. Bulli SLSC is more than ready for the onslaught of 350 athletes and hundreds of officials, team managers and coaches, … Continue reading

Huge crowd expected at Bulli for inaugural Super Surf Teams League

MORE than 110 of the best rising surf sport stars from around Australia will descend upon Bulli on Sunday for the inaugural Super Surf Teams League. The next generation of surf sport athletes will compete in the Super Surf Teams League, a surf carnival style competition that will run as a curtain raiser to the … Continue reading

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

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