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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...

Australia’s first Indigenous Olympic track cyclist on the cards

Australia’s first Indigenous Olympic track cyclist on the cards

Tillara Casey, Staff reporter

May 23, 2016


Filed under News, Sport and Lifestyle

A new program at Midvale Speed Dome is encouraging Indigenous youth to try out for the sport of cycling. The Indigenous Talent Identification and Development Squad (ITID) was started this year by head development coach Amanda O’Connor to create the first Indigenous Olympic track cyclist. “Ultimately...

Tennis bad boys absent from Rio?

Tennis bad boys absent from Rio?

Cam Inglis, Staff reporter

May 19, 2016


Filed under News, Sport and Lifestyle

The two best tennis players in the country could be absent from representing Australia in the 2016 Olympics. Bernard Tomic has decided to skip the Olympics citing  personal circumstances and a busy schedule. The world number 22 has instead decided to defend his ATP tour event in Los Cobos, Mexico,...

Roughead out indefinitely with skin cancer return

Roughead out indefinitely with skin cancer return

Cam Inglis, Staff reporter

May 19, 2016


Filed under Health and Science, News, Sport and Lifestyle

AFL star Jarryd Roughead will be out from football indefinitely after suffering a recurrence of melanoma. The Hawthorn forward had the skin cancer removed from his lip last year and was sidelined for two games. The 29-year-old attended a check-up on Monday where it was revealed the cancer had returned. Chris...

Socceroos prepare to face old enemy

Socceroos prepare to face old enemy

Drewe McAllister, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2016


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

In less then three weeks time, the Socceroos will be heading over to England to play the Poms in a 'friendly' for the first time in 13 years at Sunderland's Stadium of Light. Australia last met England in a competitive match back in 2003. It proved an historic occasion for the Socceroos, beating...

Long Live The Underdog – Leicester City have won the EPL

Long Live The Underdog – Leicester City have won the EPL

Drewe McAllister, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2016


Filed under News, Sport and Lifestyle

It's official, the fairy tale is now reality - Leicester City football club have won the English Premier League in what is considered one of the greatest sporting stories of all time. With Tottenham drawing 2-2 in the crucial title decider with Chelsea, the new Premier League champions were confirmed. From...

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