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‘Gay rugby’ welcomes plan to tackle homophobia

‘Gay rugby’ welcomes plan to tackle homophobia

Louis Spencer, Student broadcaster

August 28, 2013


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Representatives of the gay rugby community have the welcomed the Australian Rugby Union’s announcement of an inclusion policy for gay players ... but feel more work needs to be done. Louis Spencer reports. Podcast Powered By Podbean...

Bombers booted from finals

Bombers booted from finals

Kally Borg, Student reporter

August 28, 2013


Filed under News, Showcase, Sport and Lifestyle

The Essendon supplements saga is finally over. Last night the AFL commission handed down sanctions that saw the Bombers booted from the 2013 finals series and the removal of Coach James Hird for 12 months.   Kally Borg reports: Podcast Powered By Podbean ...

Bledisloe Cup loss threatens Wallabies’ campaign

Bledisloe Cup loss threatens Wallabies’ campaign

Justin Fris, Student reporter

August 27, 2013


Filed under News, Sport and Lifestyle

[View the story "What now for Wallabies after Bledisloe decider? " on Storify]...

Fans pick up on the sound of Thunder

Fans pick up on the sound of Thunder

Blake Coulson, Student reporter

August 22, 2013


Filed under Showcase, Slideshow, Sport and Lifestyle

“There’s a storm brewing.” This isn’t the weather forecast. It’s the slogan for Perth Thunder, WA's representatives in the Australian Ice Hockey League. While ice hockey is almost an underground sport in Australia, it’s gaining popularity. Perth Thunder coach Stan Scott attributed the...

WA surf website caters for local swells

WA surf website caters for local swells

Jasmine Mangic, Student reporter

August 22, 2013


Filed under News, Sport and Lifestyle

Local Padbury resident and surf photographer Peter Jovic has created a unique local surfing website that tailors specifically for WA surfers, in a bid to build a sense of community and connect the western surf scene and surfers of all skill levels. The site, swellsup.com, promotes and celebrates WA’s...

Glory hopes new chief can revive fan base

Glory hopes new chief can revive fan base

Shae Bolton, Student reporter

August 19, 2013


Filed under News, Sport and Lifestyle

Perth Glory owner Tony Sage has welcomed fellow businessman Jason Brewer as the new chief executive of the football club. Sage says he is confident the experience and commitment of Brewer will lead the Glory in the right direction. “We really need someone focused on the job one hundred per cent...

Promising future for the Bakari Royals

Promising future for the Bakari Royals

Jonathan Van Der Heiden, Student Reporter

August 18, 2013


Filed under News, Sport and Lifestyle

An emerging force in the development of Western Australian football, the Bakari Royals are a team made up entirely of migrants, with players coming from as far as war-torn Iraq and Sudan. The Royals are overseen by East Perth Football Club and are the only dedicated, multicultural development squad...

Tough cut for Tall Fern

Tough cut for Tall Fern

Katy Henning, Student Broadcaster

August 15, 2013


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Perth-based basketball player Kate Fielding has missed out on her international debut for New Zealand just hours before tip off. As Katy Henning reports the West Coast Waves player fell foul of international regulations. Podcast Powered By Podbean ...

Netball royalty moves west

Netball royalty moves west

Shae Bolton, Student reporter

August 15, 2013


Filed under News, Sport and Lifestyle

Another season, another lamentable ladder position for the West Coast Fever in the ANZ netball championship. Since their inaugural year in 2008, the Fever have not finished higher than 7th in the 10 team competition. It was clear greater experience and expertise were required to revitalise the squad. Enter...

Zombies! Are you ready to run?

Zombies! Are you ready to run?

Blake Coulson, Student reporter

August 15, 2013


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Sport and Lifestyle

The popularity of zombies has soared thanks to movies like Shaun of the Dead, Warm Bodies, and World War Z and that zombie craze, teamed with pressure from the government and charities to exercise, has culminated in a new phone app. Zombies, Run! 2  follows in the spirit of the Nintendo Wii as a wa...

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