Home // Latest NBN Sport

Latest NBN Sport

The news in sport

JETS REWARD CHAMPNESS WITH NEW DEAL

The Jets have rewarded exciting young winger Joe Champness with a new three-year deal, following a pre-season where he’s featured heavily in wins over A-League opposition. “Yeah I’m really happy, the environment here is really conducive to learning and I’m excited to make a contribution as much as I can for the good of the team.” Coach Ernie Merrick says the 20-year-old has shown what he’s capable of in attack, but he’ll have to bide his time. “Given that we’ve got a lot of experience in our starting 11, the youngsters will get an opportunity on the bench because we don’t have a lot of depth with experienced players so he’ll be one that’ll be fighting for that spot but he’s got to earn it.”

Read More »

JEDINAK BACK IN SOCCEROOS MIX FOR SYRIA SERIES

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has named a preliminary 30-man squad for October’s World Cup playoff series against Syria. Skipper Mile Jedinak returns, despite fears his groin injury hasn’t fully healed, while former Newcastle Jets Craig Goodwin and Mark Birighitti have also been added. Postecoglou will finalise a 23-player squad next week, for the two games.

Read More »

BACK TO BACK PODIUMS FOR MATT HALL IN RED BULL AIR RACE

Australia’s Matt Hall has moved up to fifth in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship following another positive result. The former fighter pilot finished second at the penultimate round in Germany, scoring back to back podiums for the first time this year. “It’s good to be there consistently, two races without a penalty. We’re getting very consistent in the aircraft, fast without risk of penalties.” The final round takes place in the US next month.

Read More »

IFFLAND HOPING TO BE FIT FOR THE FINAL CLIFF DIVING ROUND

While a knee injury cost the Hunter’s Rhiannan Iffland the chance to compete in the latest round of the Cliff Diving World Series, the 25-year-old has shown her class by congratulating her rivals who made the podium. Iffland is now waiting to learn the extent of the injury, and hopes to be back in time for the final event of the year in Chile, on October 21. She now leads the series by 60 points.

Read More »