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Cycling ace Hannah’s miraculous escape

Young Bella Vista cycling ace Hannah Hussein survived a very serious crash while competing in the NSW Junior Metro, Country, and Open Road Championships in August. She suffered a grade three concussion, fractured eye socket, perforated bowel, and torn ligaments in a shoulder. The 12-year-old Norwest Christian College student was racing at 45km/hour at the

Doug Walters AM: One of a kind

Kevin Doug Walters, one of Australia’s iconic and much-loved cricketers, has been awarded Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for significant service to cricket at an elite level. This adds to his MBE awarded in 1975, Centenary Medal in 2003, and an inductee into Sport Australia Hall of Fame

Norwest Bulls charging ahead

Norwest Bulls Junior Rugby Club are making big strides in the new season, welcoming more female players as their teams expand. Bulls vice-president Dennis Nothdurft said they had a terrific start last weekend as the Sydney junior rugby union season got under way. “Our Under-14s exemplify the benefits of fostering inclusion and development,” Dennis said.

Dubtants Hills United leave rivals standing in FNSW Women’s One competition

Debutants Hills United are setting the pace in the FNSW League One Women’s competition, with nine straight wins under their belts. Led by a timely second-half brace from Isabella Sciberras, Hills United outclassed South East Phoenix FC 4-1 over the long Easter weekend at South Nowra Football Complex. Hills United were held 1-1 at half-time

Why female football is booming in the Hills

Female football is expanding fast after Hills United, the representative arm of Hills Football, was granted a full licence for the first time by Football NSW. This has opened up a full female pathway in the Hills starting with the Girls Skill Acquisition Program for U10s, through to senior first-grade football. This provides a clear and

Cherrybrook Olympians add Champ power

Olympians Michelle Jenneke, Jenny Blundell and Georgia Winkcup are powering the Cherrybrook Home Athletic Movement Program (CHAMP) virtual challenge for Little Athletes, and their families. The trio started their illustrious careers at Cherrybrook LA – established in 1994 – and are sharing their experience and skills with the latest crop of Hills athletes. While Covid-19

Vasquez’s pro dreams on ice

Hills local and ice hockey star Jeremy Vasquez is back in Sydney after studying and playing in Canada and the US for several years. Vasquez has been playing ice hockey since he was eight years, after accompanying one of his Kings Langley primary schoolmates to a training session. “I could not even skate, but someone

In the company of The Greatest; interviewing my idol – rock legend Tina Turner

I have been blessed to not only see some of the greatest sportspeople, world leaders and entertainers in action but also to have been able to interview many of them during my career. Having said that, interviewing locals for the swag of newspapers and magazines I have worked for in Sri Lanka, the United Arab

A monster at the bottom of my garden

FOR months, the vine just grew on everything it could grab hold of, including the neighbour’s fence.Being the first time I have seen a sweet potato plant grow this well, I let it go wherever it wanted, exceptthe lawn. This sweet potato plant certainly knew what it wanted.Now I know why. When I dug up

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