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Inner West: Sydney Swans bringing AFLW to Marrickville

By DANIEL LO SURDO AFLW will arrive in the Inner West late next year when the Sydney Swans begin their inaugural national league campaign at Marrickville’s Henson Park.  The Swans were granted an AFLW license from the 2022/23 season along with three other clubs to bring the competition to 18 teams, matching the AFL.  State […]

Racism not Goodes enough

BY ALEC SMART The allegation that racism was at the heart of the relentless crowd booing that irked Australian Rules’ football player Adam Goodes has reignited, following recent screenings of a documentary film on his career, The Final Quarter. It was further augmented by ABC sports commentator Charlie King, himself of indigenous descent, who singled […]

Henson park redevelopment kicks off

By Lanie Tindale The Inner West Council has supported a proposal to negotiate the redevelopment of Henson Park’s King George V Grandstand with AFL NSW/ACT, Sydney Swans and Newtown Jets. The clubs have offered a $4 million development of the Marrickville facilities in exchange for a “long term lease of the grandstand and a licence […]

Residents unsatisfied with light rail consultation

Following a community consultation regarding the CBD and South-East Light Rail project on Monday, June 30th, the Surry Hills community has expressed its disappointment at the lack of consideration and lack of transparency exercised by Transport for NSW. At Monday night’s meeting, a Transport for NSW spokesperson announced the thirteen modifications that had been made […]

Finding refuge in sporting glory

Aliir Aliir sits in the stands of the Sydney Cricket Ground, clad in the red and white of the Sydney Swans, and looks across to the posts where he dreams of scoring goals. "I’ve been still playing reserves, [as] I’m still developing, hopefully my opportunity comes," the 19-year-old Kenyan-born Sudanese refugee said. Aliir will be […]