FARRER HIGH’S MITCHELL HENDERSON TAKES OUT TOP NORTH WEST SPORTS AWARDS

Some of the region's most promising athletes where recognised today at the annual schools presentation. The North West Schools Sports Association awards are always hotly contested, with this year being no different ...
Read More

$10,000 GRANT ANNOUNCED FOR TAMWORTH’S CRICKET HOUSE

And a windfall today for Cricket House in Tamworth today, with Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson announcing a grant to update the facility's dated electrical wiring. PLEASE NOTE: SOME AUDIO UNAVAILABLE ...
Read More

INVERELL’S DYLAN SUNDERLAND NAMED IN 2019 MEN’S SANTOS DOWN UNDER TOUR TEAM

He's certainly familiar with fast finishes, with the back-end of season 2018 delivering a flurry of honours to cyclist Dylan Sunderland. Having won the Tour of Tasmania last month, the Inverell rider has now been ...
Read More

NEW ENGLAND HOCKEY PLAYERS EARN STATE SELECTION FOLLOWING INDOOR CHAMPS

It's a testament to Hockey New England, with players returning from the recent State Indoor Championships with a chest of gold medals. That success leading to junior state selection, with players to represent various New ...
Read More

KURT FEARNLEY GUEST SPEAKER AT THE ARMIDALE SCHOOL SPEECH DAY

He crossed his last finishing line at the Commonwealth Games - bringing to an end an illustrious career as a wheelchair racer. Though speaking engagements have kept Kurt Fearnley on the road into retirement, like ...
Read More

TAMWORTH CYCLIST SELECTED FOR DEVELOPMENT SQUAD

A 5am wake-up to go for a bike ride is a daunting thought for most, but for 16-year old Luke Deasey, it's his regular routine. His hard work has paid off - he's been selected ...
Read More

WORLD CHAMPION MUAY THAI FIGHTER COMING TO TAMWORTH

Muay Thai is a sport that began in Thailand, but it's becoming more and more popular in Tamworth. So much so, a world champion will be in town on Friday, to train with some keen ...
Read More

FITNESS CLASSES TO BE OFFERED AT PEEL HIGH SCHOOL

When you think of school, you usually think of students pumping out essays - not pumping iron. But Peel High School is making it happen, with a new gym on campus helping senior students to ...
Read More

TAMWORTH’S JOHN PORCH MAKES SUBLIME START TO WORLD RUGBY SEVENS SERIES

It's the lifestyle that comes with being an elite sportsperson, one that many of us can only dream of. For Tamworth's John Porch, it's reality - a career path the Australian rugby sevens player, is ...
Read More

TAMWORTH’S NICK KAY CONTINUES “SUPERB” SEASON FOR PERTH WILDCATS

He's been instrumental for the West Coast franchise this season. And the move to Perth continues to see Tamworth's Nick Kay produce quality basketball. The Wildcats 94 to 72 win over the Cairns Taipans yesterday ...
Read More

JACK RICHARDS SCORES 92 TO SETUP VICTORY FOR TAMWORTH BLUE OVER NARRABRI

Sport can be full of bittersweet moments at times - just ask Tamworth Blue's cricketer Jack Richards, Yesterday's Connolly Cup fixture saw the batsman score 92 runs, caught out eight runs shy of a century ...
Read More

OLD BOYS BEGIN TWENTY20 SEASON WITH COMFORTABLE WIN OVER SOUTH TAMWORTH

Tamworth's Twenty20 competition got underway yesterday afternoon, with Old Boys getting their title defence off to the perfect start. The premiers doing so minus some of their strike players ...
Read More

TAMWORTH’S ERIN OSBORNE PROVES A SHINING LIGHT FOR MELBOURNE STARS

Tamworth's Erin Osborne has proven a shining light for the Melbourne Stars, in their Women's Big Bash League match with the Hobart Hurricanes. Chasing 158, the Stars reached the target with one ball remaining. Osborne ...
Read More

11-YEAR-OLD GEORGIA CRONIN WINS NATIONAL SHOW ON OWENDALE BUTTERSNAPS

She's the new Supreme Champion of the Hunter Horse National Show - a big achievement for a pint-sized rider. On top of that, Georgia Cronin hasn't even entered her teenage years - as the National ...
Read More

BIG CROWDS FOR GUNNEDAH JOCKEY CLUB’S CHRISTMAS HAMS MEET

The festive season was in full swing at Gunnedah Jockey Club on Saturday, with a massive crowd turning out trackside. The club's Christmas Hams meeting, undoubtedly their social event of the year - race winners ...
Read More

TAMWORTH’S JOHN PORCH BACK IN GREEN AND GOLD

From the United Arab Emirates last weekend, to Cape Town in South Africa this weekend - life at the top doesn't get much better, and it's a lifestyle Tamworth's John Porch is relishing. The rugby ...
Read More

TOURISTS AND BREWERS TRAVEL FROM FAR AND WIDE FOR ARMIDALE’S FORAGE FESTIVAL

Bespoke beers, fine food, and sensational music, Armidale's Forage Festival brings together all three. A showcase for the New England, this year's event has drawn tourists from across the country ...
Read More

OLD BOYS TO BEGIN TWENTY-20 DEFENCE AGAINST SOUTH TAMWORTH

While the men's domestic Big Bash League still remains a week or so away, those in North West have just one more sleep before the abbreviated form begins. The Tamworth Twenty-20 season getting into full-swing ...
Read More

TAMWORTH PIRATES TRIO TO LINE-UP FOR NSW AT YOUTH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

There's no questioning the Tamworth Pirates status in Central North Rugby, however on this occasion, it's the girls making the headlines. Rugby trio, Miah O'Sullivan, Phoebe McLoughlin and Jada Taylor, will represent the Youth New ...
Read More

AROUND 400 ENTRIES EXPECTED TO FEATURE AT HUNTER HORSE NATIONAL SHOW IN GUNNEDAH

Hundreds of horses and their riders are arriving in Gunnedah, ready to show their skills. This weekend the Show Society hosts the National Show of the Australian Hunter Horse Association, in a major coup for ...
Read More

GUNNEDAH JOCKEY CLUB SET TO HOST ANNUAL CHRISTMAS HAMS MEETING

For many businesses in the North West, it's the ideal way to celebrate the silly season. For others, it's all about the action on the track, as the Gunnedah Jockey Club hosts its annual Christmas ...
Read More

TAMWORTH OZTAG REFEREE TONY MUMFORD NOW RANKED WORLD’S BEST

There's a new world number one in the North West, in a sport you wouldn't expect. Tony Mumford has reached the top of his field, now ranked the world's number one OzTag referee ...
Read More

NSW STATE OF ORIGIN SQUAD TO HEAD TO ARMIDALE FOR DEVELOPMENT CLINIC

The region's junior rugby league stars will soon have the chance to train with the pros. The University of New England is hosting a State of Origin Clinic next month, to be run by Blues ...
Read More

UNE SPORTS ACADEMY HOPES TO DOUBLE NUMBERS FOR 2019

For sportspeople in regional areas, opportunities to compete at a national level are few and far between. But the University of New England's Sports Academy is working to change this, with applications for 2019 now ...
Read More

REGISTRATIONS OPEN FOR 2019 TOUR DE ROCKS

A trip to South West Rocks is the perfect holiday for those living in the bush - but most would choose to take a car. Each April, hundreds leave Armidale on their bikes as part ...
Read More

LIBBY MAGANN RETURNS FROM AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY DUTIES WITH GOLD MEDAL

It's the 15th year Libby Magann has represented Australian Country in water polo, and it just might be her last. If so, she's certainly gone out on a high, flying back into Tamworth today from ...
Read More

TAMWORTH’S NICK KAY HELPS AUSTRALIAN BOOMERS QUALIFY FOR FIBA WORLD CUP

Tamworth basketballer Nick Kay has booked his ticket to the 2019 FIBA World Cup, following the Australian Boomers' win over Iran in Melbourne. Their 29-point victory helping secure their berth, after more than a year ...
Read More

AUSSIE SCHOOLBOY CONTINUES PURSUIT FOR NRL CONTRACT WITH ANOTHER SOLID PERFORMANCE

He left for England with high hopes of securing an NRL contract from his involvement with the Australian Schoolboys team. A prospect that's growing game-by-game for Farrer High's Max Altus. The hooker playing another starring ...
Read More

TAMWORTH’S JOHN PORCH SCORES 54-POINTS IN FIRST LEG OF WORLD RUGBY SEVENS

From a personal perspective, the opening leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series couldn't have gone any better for Tamworth's John Porch. The Aussie flyer finished the Dubai tournament as the carnival's leading point scorer ...
Read More

GROUP 4 WOMEN’S NINES WRAPS-UP AS REPRESENTATIVE TEAM IS ANNOUNCED

The Group 4 women's rugby league nines wrapped up yesterday at Tamworth's Ken Chillingworth Oval. The girls from Gunnedah won both of their matches in hot conditions, with both South West Robins teams also recording ...
Read More