Gold Coast royalty ‘Thwaite’ signs

JORDAN QUINN NPL side Gold Coast United have announced the signing of former A-League defender Michael Thwaite to bolster their squad for the 2019 season. Brisbane-born Thwaite, 35, is excited about the opportunity to return to the Gold … [Read more...]

Local boccia club to compete in tri-series

ISABELLA NEAL The Gold Coast Boccia Club is gearing for the final round of the local series in its inaugural year ahead of the state championships.  Boccia is a precision ball sport similar to lawn bowls played by people with motor … [Read more...]

Referees call full-time on abuse

JORDAN QUINN What began as a routine football match at Broadbeach Soccer Club ended with physical altercations involving the crowd, referees locked in their rooms for safety and the ejection of a team from the Coast League competition. The … [Read more...]

Disability activist inspires change

ISABELLA NEAL “You can’t, you won’t, you will never...” These are words that Amy Tobin has heard ever since she was diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy at a mere five days old before suffering a secondary brain hemorrhage. Now, at … [Read more...]

Motorcycle fans flock to Dust Hustle 7

Riders wait at Dust Hustle 7

BODHI CUTLER Thousands of motorcycle fans descended upon north Brisbane’s Micky Doohan Raceway over the weekend for the Ellaspede Dust Hustle 7. The amateur motorbike event began in 2014 and features amateur riders competing on a dirt track in … [Read more...]

Junior league debates weighty issue

JAKE GALLAGHER Chances are you’ve seen the video: a nine-year-old rugby league player estimated at 80kg lumbering unimpeded through a team of players half his size. The viral footage shows the mini-mountain scoring at will, his smaller opponents … [Read more...]

Gold Coast in the race for world athletics championships

ELOISE LE GROS The Gold Coast is a possible candidate to host future International Association of Athletics Federations’ world championships, according to its president. IAAF President Sebastian Coe said the federation may be looking to the … [Read more...]

Gold Coast identical triplets in netball first

By MICHAEL HARRIS The Electrics are excited about their Fiji trip. Photo by Amanda Cosgrove Local under thirteen netball team the Gold Coast Electrics have been invited to compete in the International Netball Festival in Fiji starting … [Read more...]

Goldie girl moves closer to Gold

BY MONIQUE ST CLAIR Skye Nicolson has relocated to the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra this week to complete her training in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games next year.   Nicholson, 21, is now be training full-time … [Read more...]

Ballina Riding for the Disabled Celebrates Open Day

RUBY PASCOE Ballina Riding for the Disabled (RDA) has celebrated their annual open day on July 30. The forty-hectare property opened its gates to the public to showcase the work that is done to help people living with disabilities. The … [Read more...]