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“Critey” Kurt spins into the ether

The Western Region Academy of Sport has unearthed some wonderful talent over the years and this week they acknowledged one of our own. The caption on the WRAS page read: “Congratulations Kurt Eather, Dubbo - Australian U15 Boys Road Race Champion! Kurt also picked up a bronze medal in the…

Pacee’s on the trail of Diamonds

Twelve year old, Pacee Cubby, is a talented netballer. So talented that she has just been recognised by national selectors. Pacee has been named in the Australian Under 13s netball team. Well done, Pacee. Polish up those skills and we will all be shouting when the Diamond is revealed.

Footy draws

Central West Rugby Union and Group XI Rugby league have just released playing schedules for the upcoming seasons. Check out the respective draws on each code’s website. Features include the return of the mark Melville Cup clashes between Dubbo Kangaroos and the recently elevated Rhinos, a number of byes and…

Sport Timewarp: Railway Football Club, 1953

Up until the mid 1980s, Dubbo has a local Saturday afternoon competition. Pubs had teams as well as Eumungerie, Wongarbon, North Dubbo, Ballimore, Abattoirs, Western Stores, Railway and the Warratahs who were all involved at different times. CYMS played in the Saturday afternoon competition before being accepted into Group XI…

Luke’s need for go kart speed

Dubbo will welcome hundreds of visitors this weekend as part of the 2016 Australian Kart Championships. Young racer Luke Wrigley shares a special connection with this year’s event after his dad Bert competed in the very first national championship hosted by Dubbo in 1995. Wrigley has high hopes for 2016…

Dubbo recognises the city’s best sports

Congratulations to Samuel Mould (Sportsperson), Jono Davis (Junior Sportsperson) and Albi Mastellotto (Services to Sport) for the fine contributions you have made to our city. Sam’s selection in the Australian Country Hockey team following some eye-catching displays at the National Championships is a feather in the cap. The 26-year-old striker…

Albi’s passion for football

Albi Mastellotto has been at the forefront of football administration and coaching in Dubbo for nearly three decades. In a colourful career he has set and achieved goals and been acknowledged by his peers and the sporting fraternity accordingly. “Success comes from hard work” is Albi’s motto and he has…

An “unbiased” opinion on our Jono

Jono Davis is recognised as the Best Youth Lawn Bowler in Australia, an achievement almost unequalled as he is only 14 and the category covers all bowlers aged 18 years and under. Jono’s rise to the top comes from blending his natural talent and an enthusiastic listening ear with a…

Matt touched by league legends

Former Photo News Sports scribe Matt Logue strapped on the boots for a social game of touch against some of the biggest names in rugby league last week. Matt lined up for the Media Team against NRL Rugby League legends including Petro Civoniceva, Wendell Sailor, Nathan Hindmarsh, Darren Lockyer, Brett…

Sportspeople are great Ambassadors

Australia’s most decorated decathlete (10 sports event) Peter Hadfield and two-time Olympic boxer Rick Timperi were among the Australia Day Ambassadors to visit western communities on Tuesday. Hadfield has been an infrequent visitor to Dubbo over the past 40 years. The 10-time Australian champion of the ten sport event commented…

Dan is armed for battle

Dan Armitage grew up with a rugby ball in his hands. The strapping Dubbo Kangaroos lock has hung up his boots midway through last year after an injury-plagued season but his pride in the Red kangaroo is so strong that he applied to coach the team for the 2016 assault…

Rhinos serious about return

Dubbo Rhino’s coach Darren Taylor and last year’s Graincorp Cup premiership-winning captain Brett Austin have been leading the charge back to the Blowes Shield. Since being accepted as part of the first tier late last year the “brains trust” of the club’s rugby fortunes have left no stone unturned, encouraging…

Dubbo talent in English Super League

Charly Runciman has been playing footy since the tender age of eight, in junior rugby for the Wellington Cowboys and progressing to the St John’s Dubbo, he’s also had history with Dubbo CYMS. In 2012 Runciman played for the St George Illawarra Dragons National Youth Competition (NYC) team and at…