POOLE MAKES PRESENCE FELT ON DEBUT AT SURFEST

Tyler Wright may have taken the heat in her stride, but it was a massive occasion for Lambton teenager, Madison Poole. The 17 year old wildcard was making her second start in a 6000 point ...
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TYLER WRIGHT HITS THE WATER AT SURFEST

Two-time world champion Tyler Wright has competed for the first time this year, edging into round three at Surfest in Newcastle. Wright led for most of her heat, before surviving a late challenge from some ...
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REDHEAD READY FOR TAPLIN RELAY FIGHT

The revamped national surf ironman series wraps up in Sydney this weekend. Redhead is in a position to win the blue-ribbon taplin relay. It's a somewhat new-look team - Justin McMorland has been moved to ...
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HERMAN ESE ESE EXCITED FOR NEW CHALLENGE AT LOCK

He's made a name himself as a damaging prop, but Knights recruit Herman Ese Ese will line up at lock against the Eels, with Mitch Barnett still out injured. It's a shift, he believes, isn't ...
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SURFEST LIVE STREAM – THURSDAY

Watch all the action from the QS 6000 Burton Automotive Pro and Grandstand Physio Women’s Pro ...
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RODRIGUEZ RULED OUT AS McGREE PREPARES FOR STARTING DEBUT

Yet another injury blow for the Jets, with Pato Rodriguez facing four to six weeks on the sideline with a calf strain. Fortunately, Newcastle has a ready-made replacement, with Riley McGree set to make his ...
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MIXED FORTUNES FOR HUNTER SURFERS

It was a mixed day for the locals. Jackson Baker was left fuming after being eliminated, while Ryan Callinan advanced - but only just ...
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TOP SEEDS HIT THE WATER AT SURFEST

After losing a day to wild weather, the big names shone at Surfest in Newcastle today. The top seeds in the men's draw hit the water, and for the most part, they didn't disappoint ...
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SURFEST LIVE STREAM – WEDNESDAY

Watch all the action from the QS 6000 Burton Automotive Pro and Grandstand Physio Women's Pro  ...
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SURFEST ON HOLD FOR A DAY AS ACE DROPS OUT

Dramatic scenes at Surfest with competition called off after just one heat this morning, due to wild conditions. Surfers in heat two of the women's opening round were unable to get beyond the break... while ...
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BREWER AND VAN EGMOND HEADING TO PORTUGAL WITH MATILDAS

W-League Jets Emily van Egmond and Hannah Brewer have been rewarded for their great season with Newcastle by being selected in the 22-player Matildas squad for the upcoming Algarve Cup in Portugal. The Aussie side ...
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CALL TO ACTION AHEAD OF KNIGHTS TRIAL

Knights coach Nathan Brown has challenged his players to impress in their trial match against the Eels on Saturday night... declaring a number of positions are still up for grabs. There's plenty of focus on ...
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CAMERON IVORY OVERLOOKED FOR GOLD COAST COMM GAMES

Hunter cyclist Cameron Ivory has been overlooked for a place on the Australian team, for the upcoming Commonwealth Games. The Rankin Park 25-year-old took to social media to say he gave it a red-hot go, ...
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JETS ISSUED WITH SHOW CAUSE NOTICE OVER MERRICK COMMENTS

Football Federation Australia has issued the Jets with a show cause notice, over Ernie Merrick's criticism of match officials after Newcastle's draw with the Wanderers, saying he's breached the national code of conduct. Jets officials ...
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JETS REWARDED WITH MATILDAS SELECTION

W-League Jets Emily van Egmond and Hannah Brewer, have been rewarded for their great season with Newcastle by being selected in the 22-player Matildas squad for the upcoming Algarve Cup in Portugal. The Aussie side ...
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BAKER AND BANTING THROUGH TO ROUND TWO AT SURFEST

Some of the top seeds are likely to hit the water tomorrow, but there's already been plenty of action at Merewether Beach. Local hope Jackson Baker edged his way into the second round, as the ...
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OUTTERIDGE AND JENSEN ON TOP ON THE GOLD COAST

Lake Macquarie sailors Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen have finally lost a race in the Superfoiler Grand Prix series, but still hold a healthy lead. Round three on the Gold Coast didn't all go according ...
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MERRICK NOT BACKING DOWN FROM CRITICISM OF MATCH OFFICIALS

Despite facing a potential fine, Ernie Merrick isn't backing down from his criticism of the match officials following the Jets' draw with the Wanderers. The coach has reiterated that he's a fan of the video ...
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SURFEST KICKS OFF IN NEWCASTLE

For many surfers, it's the first event of the season. Surfest is officially underway at Newcastle's Merewether Beach, with some of the world's best boardriders on show over the next week ...
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CULBURRA EDGES OUT MEREWETHER IN THRILLING BOARDRIDERS FINAL

A boilover in the Australian boardriders battle at Newcastle Beach. Culburra staging a remarkable comeback to claim the title in a thrilling finish over the fancied Merewether, North Narrabeen and North Shelley teams ...
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KURT FEARNLEY COMM GAMES BOUND

It'll be a moment 18 years in the making - and Kurt Fearnley has 44 days to prepare for it. The sporting legend has qualified for the 1500m wheelchair event at the Gold Coast Commonwealth ...
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HADDEN AND McCORQUDALE WIN WANDIYALI CLASSIC

There was drama at the open final of the Wandiyali Indigenous Classic over at Surfest, with 11-time winner Russ Malony arriving half way through the final - due to his commitments at the boardriders battle. He ...
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A HURRICANE IN HUNTER HARBOUR

The Hunter Hurricanes took to the Harbour today for their Australian Waterpolo League match against Fremantle. The swell caused chaos for both goalkeepers, with the wind up as well. Daniel Lawrence scored two first-quarter goals ...
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HUNTER ATHLETES LOOKING TO BOOK A SPOT AT COMM GAMES

Hunter discus thrower Benn Harradine is heading to his fourth Commonwealth Games, after sealing his qualification overnight. It came as former Newcastle runner Celia Sullohern defied the odds - and her opposition - to book ...
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REFEREE DECISION OVERSHADOWS NABBOUT STUNNER

Unsurprisingly Ernie Merrick was furious at full-time. He let fly on the match officials, labelling their decisions as "disgraceful." ...
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NEWCASTLE BEACH HOSTS RED HOT BOARDRIDERS BATTLE

It's called the Australian Boardriders Battle - and it's certainly been a battle today. The country's best surfers have ran riot at Newcastle Beach - in the quest to be labelled the nation's best club ...
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1000’S TURN UP FOR KNIGHTS SEASON LAUNCH

Thousands of Knights fans have turned out at McDonald Jones Stadium in the Hunter today, and it wasn't even for a game - supporters desperate for a chance to meet some of the side's new stars ...
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LOCAL CLUBS TO CHALLENGE AT AUSTRALIAN BOARDRIDERS BATTLE

The country's best surfers have descended on Newcastle Beach ready for this weekend's final of the Australian Boardriders Battle. Merewether is the big local hope - but it won't be the only Hunter club in ...
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BREWER SET FOR POTENTIAL MATILDAS DEBUT

W-League Jet Hannah Brewer heads into camp with the Matildas in Sydney tomorrow. Nine players will be cut before the Algarve Cup in Portugal later this month... if she retains her place, Brewer will be ...
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VAN EGMOND BOUND SIGNS WITH ORLANDO

Emily Van Egmond has finished her season at the Jets by presenting the Lord Mayor with her jersey. Van Egmond says it's the most enjoyable campaign she's had in the W-League, her focus now shifts ...
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