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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…

The Blytons love to race

Mark Blyton and two of his offspring, Marshall and Jamison, have a unique place in NSW motor racing. All three are in the top 25 drivers in the NSW Wingless Sprintcar Championships. Mark is the reigning State Champion following two magnificent seasons behind the wheel, but he faces a tough…

Rugby dreams realised in Papua New Guinea

Playing sport in another country is often the trip of a lifetime for many sportspeople, but a recent journey to Papua New Guinea (PNG) by a team of 16 year-old rugby league players from western communities took that concept to a new level. The boys from the bush not only…

Tracey’s dream comes true

A love of hockey that was born on Barden Park when she was just five years of age has blossomed for Tracey Hardie-Jones who has followed her lifelong dream. On Friday, March 26, Tracey’s dream becomes a reality when she enters camp with her Australian teammates ahead of the Masters…

“Sharpie” will be missed

Tributes have been pouring in following the untimely death of passionate sporting ambassador Carl Sharpe. Carl spent over thirty years providing sporting opportunities for kids in the far-flung reaches of the state, taking a veritable potpourri of highly credentialed coaches and sporting greats from Lithgow to Lake Cargelligo up to…

Juniors perform well at State Cup Touch

A record number of Dubbo teams competed at Port Macquarie this year amongst over 360 teams in the largest touch football tournament in the southern hemisphere. Over 80 Dubbo Junior Touch players took the opportunity to compete against the highest standard of teams. The city fielded teams in six divisions…

Dubbo cyclists mount up for Steve Waugh Foundation

The inaugural SCG to Bowral bike ride was held on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14. The ride started at the SCG, with riders and support crew arriving at 6am to be greeted with a sumptuous breakfast. After watching an inspirational video about the Steve Waugh Foundation, the peloton of 70…

Into the unknown…

Our photo shows two Orana Dragon Boats and other crews setting off on a four-and-a-half hour journey along the mighty Derwent River last Sunday morning. The group of 40 included two full teams of paddlers and (as our photo below shows) a troupe of good-spirited supporters! Publicity officers, Rhonda Betts…

Ayla’s fighting for control

Boxing sensation Ayla Barker has been racking up the hours ahead of her return to the ring later this month. The current Australian Boxing League’s 60kg champion puts her NSW Light Welterweight belt on the line in Cowra on Saturday, February 27. Ayla is expecting to touch gloves in the…

NSW Touch Championships

Dubbo is sending a record number of teams to the Junior State Cup at Port Macquarie this weekend - U12, 14 and 16 girls and U12, 14 and 18 boys. Juniors’ co-ordinator Donna Curtis says there has been a 600 per cent jump in Dubbo entries and means over 80…

Ranch sorting

Dubbo became only the second club in Australia to affiliate with the Australian Bushmen’s Campdraft and Rodeo Association (ABCRA) Ranch Sorting group. Committee member Cindy Henderson, who has four daughter’s already riding Paint Horses, was excited about this arrival of this new equine sport. “This is one of the most…

Cricket’s getting in to pink

Drive around the many-splendoured playing fields of Dubbo next weekend and you might think you’re looking through rose-coloured glasses. Well almost. They’ll actually be a lighter shade of pink! Darryl Thompson from CYMS Cougars in tandem with the Dubbo Junior Cricket and McGrath Foundation has organised for players to be…