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Joondalup United Overcome Football Politics

Joondalup United Overcome Football Politics

Jack Cooksey, Reporter
March 29, 2017
Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

After almost being denied a place in the National Premier League WA (NPLWA) soccer team Joondalup United are undefeated this season. The team should have been guaranteed promotion into the NPLWA, having won State League Division One last season, but Football West stymied Joondalup by denying them...

Airbnb Growth Stronger Than Hotels

Airbnb Growth Stronger Than Hotels

Ramona Szell, Staff Reporter
March 22, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Sport and Lifestyle

Airbnb, the world's largest online hospitality service, is currently making stronger gains than traditional tourism accommodation. The Deloitte Tourism Hotels Market Outlook report provides an insight and analysis of current trends and issues that affect the Australian Tourism industry. It showed...

Hamstring Injuries Crippling Professional Sport

Hamstring Injuries Crippling Professional Sport

Elliot Turner, ECU Reporter
March 21, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sport and Lifestyle

Fremantle Docker Hayden Ballantyne is one top sportsman who knows all about hamstring injuries. These painful and debilitating leg injuries are a common occurrence in professional sport across all codes and can rule a player out for upwards of 10 weeks. Hamstring injures usually produce a sudde...

State Team “Punks” taking on WA’s best Pros

State Team “Punks” taking on WA’s best Pros

Blair Jackson, ECU Reporter
March 21, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sport and Lifestyle

The director of WA’s Professional Golfers Association has told the State’s best amateur golfers to prepare for the upcoming Pros vs Amateur event. “Hopefully the little punks can handle what the big boys bring,”  director Kim Felton told ECU Daily. The annual match up was a WA golfing...

Contentious New AFL Ruck Rule Causes Confusion

Contentious New AFL Ruck Rule Causes Confusion

Elliot Turner
March 14, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sport and Lifestyle

The new AFL ruck rule has come under criticism, after a few contentious umpiring decisions in this week’s pre-season fixtures. The "ruck contest" now refers to just two players contending for the ball thrown in by the umpire. The new rule stops any attempt by a third player to enter the contest,...

Former Sports Champs Competing in Charity Boxing Match

Former Sports Champs Competing in Charity Boxing Match

Ramona Szell, Journalist
March 9, 2017
Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Former Eagle Andrew Embley is training with former Olympian and Hockeyroo star Jayde Taylor, along with 20 other competitors, to compete in the amateur boxing competition on 1 April. The event, hosted by Anarchy Training Centre and Terrace Events, will be raising money for Breast Cancer Care WA. Embley...

Winning Wildcats’ Formula for Success

Winning Wildcats’ Formula for Success

Sarsha Tombides, ECU Editor
March 9, 2017
Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

The Perth Wildcats are back to back NBL champions, after defeating the Illawarra Hawks 95-86 on Sunday. After a rocky start to the season, the Wildcats continued their winning streak playing in their 31st consecutive NBL series and holding eight championships. With double the championships under...

Australian University Games comes to Perth

Australian University Games comes to Perth

Ashley Cooney, Staff reporter
September 25, 2016
Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Perth will play host to more than 6000 university students participating in the Australian University Games (AUG) this week, with 170 athletes from ECU alone, ready to take on students from 42 universities across Australia.   Student athletes will compete in 34 sports over the six-day event, rang...

Royals ruined by Thunder

Royals ruined by Thunder

Tiff Warne, Staff writer
August 14, 2016
Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Despite their strong start, the East Perth Royals crumbled in Saturday’s WAFL match against Peel Thunder, with a 36-point margin placing Peel fourth on the ladder. Whether it was last week’s events causing the Royals’ fatigue following their bye, or the Thunder’s motivation after losing to...

Tennis team set for finals

Tennis team set for finals

Ashley Cooney, Staff reporter
July 5, 2016
Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

What do you get when you combine engineering, sports science and marine biology students? ECU's tennis team of course. Meet first year students Matt Lucas, Kieran Strom, Stephen Harms and Mikhail Smit, who have been braving the cold to produce an impressive run of results on the court. L...

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