Category Archives: Sport

New Western Sydney trail promises fun for families and serious runners!

Screen Shot 2019-04-16 at 12.20.33 PMWhether you’re an experienced runner who clocks up the kilometres on a weekly basis or a mum to young ones keen to introduce them to the joys of outdoor fun – get ready for Western Sydney Parklands Trail Run, a brand new outdoor event for runners of all ages and experiences.

Taking place in the spectacular Western Sydney Parklands – Sydney’s Biggest Backyard on Saturday 22 June, 2019, the inaugural event offers up four course distances: 35km, 19km, 11km and a 4km Family Fun Run. There’s also a 1.6km Kids Dash for youngsters who are fresh to the running scene.

We’re thrilled to give competitors a taste of the beauty and diversity of our parklands. With more than 60 kilometres of tracks and trails, spanning over 5000 hectares from Blacktown in the north to Liverpool in the South,  Sydney’s Biggest Backyard offers a unique range of challenging terrain, combined with breath-taking views, natural bushland settings, award winning playgrounds and picnic facilities”,  said Suellen Fitzgerald, Executive Director of Western Sydney Parklands.

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The Duke of Sussex travels to Rome for 2019 Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup

His Royal Highness, The Duke of Sussex, will play in the 2019 Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup at Roma Polo Club, Rome, Italy on the 24th May.  Sentebale’s flagship event, will travel to Italy for the first time to raise funds and awareness of the charity’s work supporting the mental health and wellbeing of young people whose lives have been affected by HIV in southern Africa.

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Adidas Originals: Danny Glover presents Nizza, Contintental 80 and Lacombe footwear

Danny Glover has come a long way with a career in music, television and film   A former writer of 30 Rock, his long list of TV appearances include Community, Atlanta and films include Magic Mike XXL, Spiderman: Homecoming and Solo: A Star Wars story among others.  With four albums also under his belt his nominations and accolades include Emmys, Golden Globes and American Music awards.

His foray into sports fashion is in the unveiling of adidas Originals new product offerings alongside the premiere of a series of short films he has created.  Donald Glover Presents reimagines three classic adidas styles, the Nizza, the Continental 80, and the Lacombe, in subtle, tone-on-tone white canvas.

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Sydney’s West the winner of sporting collaboration

Screen Shot 2019-03-15 at 5.58.48 PMIt isn’t often that different sports cross-promote, however in a first for NSW, the Australian Turf Club (ATC), AFL club GWS Giants and NRL club Wests Tigers have united to promote a new tourism product for Sydney’s West, called The Ultimate Weekend.

Spearheaded by Western Sydney Business Connection (WSBC) and funded by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, the campaign is aimed at promoting Sydney’s West as a destination for fun, families, entertainment and sport.

With Longines Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill Gardens on 23 March and then GWS Giants playing Essendon Bombers at Sydney Showground Stadium, as well as Wests Tigers playing the New Zealand Warriors at Campbelltown Stadium on 24 March, the stage was set for an innovative collaboration to join forces and pool marketing resources.

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Conor McGregor’s ‘Proper No. 12 Irish Whiskey’ now available in Australia!

Walking into a UFC press conference with whiskey bottle in hand for a pre-fight face-off has been his signature for years.  Eire Born Spirits and its founder, Conor McGregor, today announce the launch of Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey in Australia.

Numerous Irish whiskey makers sought McGregor’s endorsement over the years, but as a true born and bred Irishman, he did not want to simply endorse an Irish whiskey. Inspired by his pride for Ireland and his love of Irish whiskey, McGregor wanted to create his own whiskey that would match his high standards and make his country proud.

For years, McGregor developed the brand under the project name “Notorious” through which came the foundation of what was to eventually become Proper No. Twelve. It became a longer and more complicated project than originally expected, so McGregor turned to a distillery with a proven history of quality whiskey making. He met his master distiller, and together they took painstaking measures to bring the whiskey to fruition. “We created close to one hundred blends and ultimately selected what we knew was the one and only proper whiskey blend. We took the time to develop an incredible whiskey that is reasonably priced and I am excited to share it with the world,” said McGregor.

Proper No. Twelve’s first expression is a blend of golden grain and single malt. It is produced at the oldest distillery in Ireland in an area known for its rich soil and pure spring water. Proper No. Twelve is smooth and approachable with hints of vanilla, honey-like sweetness and toasted wood. The Whiskey is Sweet with floral, and fruity character, delivering aromas of sweet almonds, candied nut, and sugar.  The grain Whiskey leaves a strong burnt toast finish, with charred oak character.

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The Sydney Lifeguard Challenge: Sunday 17 March

The Lifeguard Challenge is heating up in 2019, with Randwick City Council jumping on board with Sutherland Shire and Waverley, to make it a three Council challenge supporting Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation (SCHF).

mt27767On Sunday 17 March, lifeguards from each council will take on the gruelling 30-kilometre fitness challenge from Bondi to Cronulla via Maroubra.  The course includes swimming, rescue paddle boarding, soft sand running and road running, in a true ‘Battle of the Beaches’.
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