A Set small text size A Set the default text size A Set large text size When the Wanderers run out tonight in a stadium not fit for purpose, it will sum up just how far Sydney has fallen as a sporting city since the 2000 Olympics. New South Wales’ latest Labor leader Michael Daley said during the week that if his party wins the state election in March, they would not rebuild either Allianz Stadium at Moore Park or upgrade ANZ Stadium in Homebush. That’s despite the fact that Allianz Stadium is already being demolished, sending major tenant Sydney FC on a peripatetic journey across the city’s suburbs. Daley says his party will spend the entirety of the $1.5 billion earmarked for stadium upgrades by Gladys Berejiklian’s state government on hospitals and public schools instead. Depending on your point of view, it’s either a bold move spurred on by the public outcry over the high cost of the stadium rebuilds, or a blatant act of political … [Read more...] about Sydney is the most embarrassing city in Australia
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A Set small text size A Set the default text size A Set large text size With the grid determined and the anticipation built, the time has come to at last go racing at Mount Panorama for the biggest motorsport event on the Australian racing calendar – the Bathurst 1000. Defending race winners in David Reynolds and Luke Youlden will line up their Erebus Motorsport Commodore on pole position, with the sole intention of going back-to-back at the Mountain. Out to stop them, will be a plethora of drivers – all with their own narratives to sow at the fabled 1000. The last back-to-back winner of the event will start the Great Race from second, with Jamie Whincup eyeing off a fifth Bathurst victory and a second with co-driver Paul Dumbrell, who both last won for Triple Eight in 2012. Since then, it has been agony for the reigning Supercars champion, who has had several moments of controversy which had cost the Holden driver opportunities for further wins. Though that is … [Read more...] about Australia’s Great Race: Bathurst 1000 preview
A Set small text size A Set the default text size A Set large text size For so many people there is a tremendous sense of pride about what has been achieved in the first year of the inaugural NRL Women’s Premiership. On Wednesday night at the Dally M Awards, former Australian Jillaroos captain and first ever women’s New South Wales Blues captain captivated the audience with a speech about how far the women’s game had come since she had played. From an era where she spent her evenings at the pub tackling punters to buy raffle tickets so the women could afford to represent their country at a Rugby League World Cup, to a time where women now have the opportunity to represent the NRL teams they grew up watching as children is remarkable. It is all thanks to so many people – players, administrators, fans and advocates – that we have finally made it here. This afternoon the competition will come to an end when the grand final is contested between the … [Read more...] about Will the Broncos or the Roosters be the first NRLW Premiers?