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Cheer up Perth: it’s championship time

Cheer up Perth: it’s championship time

Vanessa Vlajkovic

September 4, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

It’s a sport that’s not frequently spoken of in the community due to many people actually refusing to classify it as a sport. But cheerleading has been around for much longer than most of you would think. It began in the 18th century, originating in the USA. So what does it involve? Well, there...

Street Hockey? Get the puck outta here!

Street Hockey? Get the puck outta here!

Marley Amphlett, ECU Reporter

September 4, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

“The biggest draw card of the SRHL is the social aspect. The vibe is one of cooperation over competition.” -Spuddy Carville

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Muddy paws and dirty claws

Muddy paws and dirty claws

Kate Smith, ECU Reporter

August 28, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

At this year's Swan Valley Mudfest, on 8 October, contestants can bring their dogs along to get dirty too in the 5km obstacle course at Belvoir Estate in the Swan Valley. The Muddy Paws Challenge is the result of Mudfest teaming up with RSPCA to raise funds for animals in need. $10 from every registration...

Up, up and away

Up, up and away

Lisa Simcock, ECU Reporter

August 28, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sport and Lifestyle

Northam will be looking up this weekend, thanks to 30 different coloured air balloons competing at the National Ballooning Championships in the Avon Valley. Following the success of the 2015 National Ballooning Championships, the Australian Ballooning Federation has awarded the event to Northam, for...

Food.Arts.Divinity

Food.Arts.Divinity

Vesh Arumugam, ECU Reporter

August 28, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Walking around the Bell Tower and Barrack Street Jetty on the Swan River can be a multisensory experience, especially when the breeze disseminates the scintillating fragrance of mixed Indian spices from Annalakshmi, the riverside restaurant that serves Indian vegetarian cuisine with a “pay what you...

She Rides: Women on wheels

She Rides: Women on wheels

Ashleigh Melanko, ECU Reporter

August 28, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Are you a woman who likes bike riding and hanging out with friends? If so, you may be interested in She Rides. Created by Cycling Australia, She Rides is a group specifically designed for women who like bike riding. The program introduces women to fitness building, skill developing and friendship a...

Walk to cure Mitochondrial disease

Walk to cure Mitochondrial disease

Andjela Ergic, ECU Reporter

August 28, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

The 35km Bloody Long Walk on 17 September is aimed at raising awareness and funds for mitochondrial disease (mito), participants will walk from Sir James Mitchel Park in South Perth and finish at Cottesloe Beach. Jane Hudson, Project Manager of The Bloody Long Walk, said the event is challenging for...

WA hosting BMX National Championships

WA hosting BMX National Championships

Holly Ferguson, ECU Daily Reporter

August 21, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

The 2018 and 2021 BMX National Championships for 2018 and 2021 will be held in WA, thanks to a new deal struck by the State Government. The championships are open to competitors aged five to over 50 and will be held over six days with a series of warm-up sessions, heats and finals. Winners in each...

Get sweaty this City to Surf

Get sweaty this City to Surf

Vanessa Vlajkovic

August 21, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Perth people have been pounding the pavement in City to Surf style for 43 years now. Held on the last Sunday of August each year, it has become the highlight of the sporting calendar for many people. Back in 1975 the event was a 12 kilometre run, now it includes a 42km marathon, 21km half marathon...

Pampered ferrets enjoy parklife

Pampered ferrets enjoy parklife

Lisa Simcock, ECU Reporter

August 21, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Ferrets from around Perth met up yesterday at Jackadder Lake, for the Western Australian Ferret and Ferreting Society (WAFFS) annual Ferret Show.  This is one of the biggest days in the calendar for Perth ferrets, where proud pet-parents get to parade their fur-babies in front of WAFFS judges. WAFFS'...

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