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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,...

Sharapova’s Denied Wildcard Sparks Debate

Sharapova’s Denied Wildcard Sparks Debate

Elodie Bouttier, Reporter

May 30, 2017


Filed under Slideshow, Sport and Lifestyle

In the wake of Maria Sharapova being denied a wildcard to the French Open, experts argue the ban is unfair. The Russian player, 30, was suspended from competing in any tennis tournament after failing a drug test for last year’s Australian Open. Professor Greg Haff, an ECU expert in the study...

Perth Gloves Up for Charity

Sarsha Tombides, Reporter

May 23, 2017


Filed under Slideshow, Sport and Lifestyle

 Friday night saw the 10th annual Royal Queensbury Corporate Challenge (RQCC) at the Crown Tower Ballroom.   The annual charity event raises money for WA's children's charity ToyBox International, and each year sees 20 brave people with no previous boxing experience step into the ring after 12 weeks of intense training.  ...

Reformer Pilates All the Rage in Perth

Reformer Pilates All the Rage in Perth

Tayla Damir, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, Showcase, Slideshow, Sport and Lifestyle

Reformer Pilates has taken Perth by storm with classes booked out in studios around town. “Reformer pilates is Perth's latest health craze and it will continue to grow as anyone and everyone can do it, and the benefits are endless," said Helen Clarke, owner of Core Focus Pilates. “WA is always...

Australia Tops ACL injury List

Riley Inglis, ECU Editor

May 3, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, News, Sport and Lifestyle

Australia holds the dubious record for having the highest number of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in the world.   The ACL, one of four crucial ligaments that hold the femur to the tibia, is vital to maintain stability within the knee.   The injury mostly affects those who pl...

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