Newcastle’s Emily Van Egmond took over the captaincy late in the Matildas 10-Nil Thrashing of Uzbekistan on Wednesday night.

The 30-year-old joined the game at the start of the second half and led the side from the 65th minute.

The win sees Australia book a place at this year’s Paris Olympics.


The Newcastle Jets Women’s side will be looking to mark this weekend’s milestone match against Perth with a win, as they run out for their 200th A-LEAGUE appearance.

Skipper Cassidy Davis has featured in 145 of those matches, and says she’s honoured to have been a mainstay at the club for so many years.

Meantime, Men’s Sriker Archie Goodwin will be looking to add to his goal tally when the side faces off against archrivals the Mariners on Saturday.

He says breaking his scoring drought against Macarthur felt good and is hoping to add another in the weekend’s F3 DARBY.


Warner’s Bay skipper Indiana Asimus says the side is just getting started after a resounding start to their NPLW season.

The side got their season off to a flying start last weekend with an 8-1 win over MID COAST, after going winless in last year’s campaign.


Wests Bowler Brad Aldous will call time on his career at the end of this year’s Newcastle District Cricket season.


Merewether Surfer Morgan Cibilic and Newcastle-based Tyler Wright have helped Australia move into equal first after day four of the ISA World Surfing Games in Puerto Rico.