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WA rugby mourns The Force

WA rugby mourns The Force

Jack Baker, Staff Reporter

August 21, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

The decision from the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) to axe the Western Force from the Super Rugby competition has been met with anguish, disbelief and indignation. A rally held in Floreat to support The Force on Sunday was attended around 8,000 fans, including Andrew Forrest protesting the decision. In...

The Name Campaign

The Name Campaign

Megan Birch, ECU Reporter

August 21, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

What’s in a name? Well, if your name is Sam, then $140 worth of free Uber rides. This week Uber is giving away one free ride per day valued up to $20 for anyone whose name starts with “Sam.” According to the Ride share company, “by enlisting Sam’s to be Sambassadors for a week, (they)...

Skate your way downtown

Skate your way downtown

Brigid Dix, Reporter

August 20, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sport and Lifestyle

With Perth is shivering its way through winter, it's easy to stay cosy at home, but why do that when you can skate your way through Perth to keep warm? Perth in winter isn't as cold as Europe, and we don't have the privilege of our waterways freezing over and becoming a temporary ice rink, but we...

Rising Athletes Race Towards Olympic Goals

Rising Athletes Race Towards Olympic Goals

Greg Corrigan, ECU Reporter

August 14, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Last week Perth based function and venue provider VenuesWest, selected four sporting professionals to represent the company as brand ambassadors. As part of VenuesWest’s Ambassador Program with aid from the State Government, the four athletes will be granted $5000 each to help with their sporting...

Margaret River Pro set to continue

Margaret River Pro set to continue

Lisa Simcock, ECU, Reporter

August 14, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sport and Lifestyle

Popular surfing event Margaret River Pro is set to stay in the World Surf League (WSL) for another two years, ending speculation it would be axed from the Championship Tour. The Margaret River Pro 5 year contract was coming to an end, but with extensive campaigning by Surfing WA, the McGowan Government...

Kicking goals for girls footy

Kicking goals for girls footy

Mal Coleman, ECU Reporter

August 14, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for all girls wishing to participate in playing Australian Rules Football (AFL) competitively, from grass roots to an elite level. Auskick Co-ordinator Chloe Rizzi said the introduction of AFL Auskick for girls, ranging from pre-primary up to the National AFL Women’s...

Spin for Cancer

Spin for Cancer

Kate Smith, Journalist

August 13, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Solaris Cancer Care have partnered with Brookfield Place for the second time this year to host their charity event, Spin for Cancer, on September 14. According to Brookfield's Portfolio Manager, Alison Robertson, the event is calling all cycle spinners to swap their suits for lycra and participate...

Pupcakes: The New Cupcakes

Pupcakes: The New Cupcakes

Vanessa Vlajkovic

August 13, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Love licking forks loaded with freshly mixed cake dough? Love puppies? If you answered yes to both of these questions then you’re definitely the perfect person for RSPCA’s ninth Cupcake Day. The RSPCA, short for Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, is a non-government...

Perils of Buying Online Tickets to a Game

Perils of Buying Online Tickets to a Game

Bradley Jones, Staff reporter

June 17, 2017


Filed under Slideshow, Sport and Lifestyle

A patron was denied entry into the Western Derby at Domain Stadium recently after his ticket was not recognised as coming from authorised seller.   The ticket was purchased through a resale ticket company for twice its original price.   The patron, an American tourist who did not...

Anstiss Named in National Youth Squad

Oliver Skelton, Staff Reporter

June 17, 2017


Filed under Slideshow, Sport and Lifestyle

West Coast Fever Centre Jessica Anstiss has been awarded selection in the National Youth Team after a stunning debut season in the Suncorp Super Netball League this year.   The 20-year-old will compete alongside 13 others representing Australia at the 2017 Netball World Youth Cup held in Gaborone,...

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