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“Bomber” and “Wallo” enjoy catch up with old boxing trainer

Famed Australian coach of many champions, Johnny Lewis, flew into Dubbo recently and there to greet him were two of the local legends of boxing, Tom Carney and Graham Wallace, as well as current champion Rob “Gummy” Toomey. The three men reunited for a fund-raiser for Gummy’s wife Kara at…

Barry Perry remembered as one of the best

When Leo Nosworthy arrived at Macquarie in the 1959, he thought he had found the end of the rainbow. He had two men of gold – Barry Perry and Athol Curry – to lead his pack. Barry and Athol were the engine room in a team that won the famous…

John Hill climbing a personal mountain

John Hill is climbing a personal mountain Dubbo College Year 12 student John Hill is best known for his boxing talent but the youngster has added another string to his bow – marathon runner! John joined Brewarrina health worker Michaela Skuthorpe and athletes from all over Australia at a workshop…

Aspen and Callum have champions’ hearts

Getting up at 6 o’clock in winter is a challenge for anyone; hopping out of a warm bed and into a pool is madness! Well not if you are a National School Championship-bound swimmer! Aspen Moore (Dubbo) and Callum Smith (Wellington) have committed themselves to the daily “punishment”, swimming extra…

“Coachability” just as important as “ability” in rugby

Recently appointed NSW Waratah’s Pathways Development Officer and former international, Pat McCutcheon, was in Dubbo last week to cast his eye over an impressive group of Combined High Schools (CHS) players from across NSW. The former Narromine and Dubbo junior Kangaroos’ forward, who went on to a stellar career with…

Ahlia training hard for International series

AHLIA SUCKLING learned netball on the Nita McGrath Courts and played on a variety of surfaces and venues across the state while she was attending school in Dubbo. Now the 15-year-old is at St Scolastica’s at Glebe where her solid foundations and skilful nurturing have come to the fore, culminating…

A really touching story from Dunedoo

On these pages we have shared many tales about Touch over the years, but this one, while a little dated, is right up there with the best. It is a heart-warming story of two sisters who answered a random email, jumped in their car and lifted the spirits of an…

Men of League support Kara’s Ultimate Fight Against Cancer

Kara and Robert “Gummy” Toomey and their boys Rome and Cruze are a beautiful family in need following devastating medical news. The couple have devoted themselves to running highly-acclaimed youth programs through their gym, Pound for Pound. The innovative sessions combine their two loves – junior rugby league and boxing…

Fundraising for Chelsea is a real team effort

Chelsea Henderson will continue a fine tradition when she rides out under the Australian Flag at Fort Worth, Texas later this year. The St John’s student is one of four riders chosen to represent our country at the World Youth Games. It has been a wonderful journey and a lot…

Dislocated shoulder propels Angus to No.1!

An accident might have stopped any other athlete but when the lad from Dubbo dislocated his shoulder, it actually set him in the path to becoming the fastest 16-year-old in Australia. As I reported last week, Angus McDonald touched almost a body length clear of his rivals in the National…

Veteran cyclist’s gold rush...

...and rush he did! At the Australian Veteran’s Cycling Council (AVCC) Annual Championships held in Maryborough, Victoria, from March 31 to April 2, Dubbo rider Evan Elliott won his age group’s 25-kilometre time trial by five minutes and 23 seconds, a Criterium race by 48 seconds, and a 37-kilometre road…

Macquarie's soccer gold at the end of the rainbow

Fine sunny conditions heralded the start of a fabulous finale at the Lady Cutler Fields on Sunday. Winners were spread across the clubs on a grand day to remember. Dubbo City Rangers downed South Dubbo Wanderers 8-4 in the Ladies Second Grade. The Wellington Wildcats were taken to a penalty…

Ryan chasing three in a row at Boot

Champion Dubbo jockey Greg Ryan is chasing a record-breaking win in Sunday’s Wellington Boot. If successful, Ryan will become the first to ride three Boot winners in a row, after success in the last two runnings of the feature 2YO event on the Western NSW racing calendar. He has teamed…