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TWT Club Six/Ryde Sports Foundation: Gala award winners

ROYAL Rehab Return2Sport Achievement award recipients Maria and Lindsay Dalmon and Lee Ferrier were recognised at last Friday’s TWT Club Six/Ryde Sports Foundation Sports Star of the Year Award Gala Dinner. The trio are pictured with MC Steve Robilliard, Royal Rehab’s Community Relations Manager Martina Fox and Paralympic wheelchair racing legend Louise Sauvage. Maria and Lindsay were honoured for their contribution to sailing for people with a disability. “My heartiest Continue Reading→

Mark ‘Spud’ Carroll at State of Origin Sports Luncheon

LEGENDARY Balmain half back Gary Freeman and former NSW enforcer Mark ‘Spud’ Carroll are special guests at this year's annual Adam Gardiner Fund State of Origin Charity Sportsmen's Luncheon on Friday June 8 at Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club from 12 noon. Both will join ex-Queensland prop Darryl 'The Big Marn' Brohman on an expert panel who'll debate State against State, mate against mate and relive Origin tales. Tickets $120 include three course meal and beverages of local beer, wine and Continue Reading→

Hockey ace Lachlan is 2017-18 Sports Star of Year

By CHRIS KARAS KOOKABURRAS hockey sensation Lachlan Sharp was crowned 2017-18 TWT Club Six/Ryde Sports Foundation Sports Star of the Year at a Gala Presentation Dinner last Friday night at Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club. The 20-year-old, Ryde-Hunters Hill product capped an incredible five month period on the international hockey scene by helping the Kookaburras clinch the gold medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games last month. Since making his senior international debut last December, Continue Reading→

A huge kick from a tiny tot opens synthetic field at Christie Park

MAYOR Jerome Laxale kicked a goal with the City of Ryde's youngest footballers at the opening of the new all weather synthetic turf football field at Christie Park in Macquarie Park last Friday. Junior footballers from Gladesville Hornsby Football Association teams the Ryde Magic, Gladesville Ravens and the North West Sydney Koalas were at the opening ceremony and challenged the Mayor to a penalty shoot out. "The new facilities at Christie Park will revolutionise the sporting Continue Reading→

Colin Bond guest speaker at Hunters Hill Rotary event

WIDELY respected Australian racing driver and former Bathurst 1000 winner Colin Bond AO is guest speaker at Rotary Club of Hunters Hill's next function on Wednesday May 9 at Gladesville Sporties Club from 7.30 pm. The accomplished Bond is best known for his 1969 Hardie-Ferodo (now 'Bathurst 1000') triumph while driving a Holden Monaro plus the famous 1-2 finish in 1977, when the two Ford Falcon Superbirds thundered down Conrod Straight in the 1-2 position with Alan Moffat and Bond racing for Continue Reading→

Capable Kel chalks up another cricketing career milestone

By CHRIS KARAS A BUSY life is a productive life - that is the motto for North Ryde RSL Cricket Club's indefatigable player-administrator Kel Gray. Having chalked up nearly 40 years service to the sport, evergreen Kel continues to thrive as an all rounder on the field in the Northern District Cricket Association and a damn good official off it in his dual role as club president and secretary. The tireless Gray, 48, had plenty to celebrate recently when he helped North Ryde win the Continue Reading→

GIANTS’ Kiera Austin at ERNA Clinic

EASTWOOD Ryde Hawks Netball Holiday Clinic proved a huge drawcard again for local players aged between 7 and 14 all wanting to improve their skills now the new Eastwood Ryde Netball season has commenced. The ERNA Hawks players and coaches worked with the young players on the finer points of netball - passing on new drills and skills and their love of the game. Some of the older players were lucky enough to have a coaching session with the ERNA Hawks Opens Coach Jen Wright. New Continue Reading→

TWT Bowling Round-up – 2nd May, 2018

(NOTE: The above is only a preview page – to view TWT’s Bowling Round-up page, click on the above page image and you will be redirected to our digital edition (or ‘flip book’). The Roundup this week is on page 30. With best wishes to all members of the local lawn bowls community, from The Weekly Times team) Continue Reading→

EXPERIENCED lawn bowler Jimmy French clinched the 2018 Championship

EXPERIENCED lawn bowler Jimmy French clinched the 2018 North Ryde RSL Mens Major Singles championship with a hard fought 31-27 victory over accomplished opponent Simon Pleming in a quality final. French and Pleming are pictured with marker Barry Gibson. Continue Reading→

VIDEO: We’re the best, I’ll be back, says Arnie

MINUTES after the full-time whistle was blown and still processing his side's devastating sudden-death loss in the A-League play-offs against traditional rival Melbourne Victory, Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold reaffirmed his side remains the best in the competition's history. Arnold had approached Saturday night's encounter at Allianz Stadium expecting a win, leaving him unprepared to front media when he found himself on the wrong end of a 3-2 scoreline after a heart-stopping, dramatic contest Continue Reading→

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