Perth’s newest tourist attraction the Matagarup Bridge zip-line officially opened on Sunday, offering adrenaline junkies 75km/h thrills over the Swan River — but for a much higher price than expected.
The State Government is preparing a bid to host the Socceroos blockbuster 2022 World Cup qualifying clash with Japan at Optus Stadium.
England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler wants to play the fifth Test in Perth, saying it would be a ‘great shame’ if the Ashes can’t be played at Optus Stadium.
Two months on, in many ways, it still feels like a dream: For one night only, Perth was the centre of the AFL universe. Go behind the scenes to see how it came to be.
The final siren sounded on September 25, but the crucial passage of play which produced Perth’s 2021 AFL grand final unfolded in early July, weeks before WA won the rights to host the decider.
Perth’s chances of hosting January’s fifth Ashes Test have been reduced to a coin-flip prospect, according to WA Cricket chief executive Christina Matthews.
WA set for a windfall after Rugby Australia all but lands the hosting rights for the 2027 World Cup and considers staging the final at Optus Stadium.
Pressure is mounting on Australia to give Tim Paine a fairytale Ashes farewell in Hobart, with the MCG looming large as a major rival should the current Test schedule fall over.
Ben Horne and Brett Stubbs
The Big Bash League has revealed it is working with the Perth Scorchers and WA Cricket to ensure the WA-based team will be able to play in front of home during the upcoming tournament.
A former top-flight footballer has been interviewed by police over a WA border breach sparked by two Demons fans desperate to attend the AFL grand final in Perth.
Premier Mark McGowan has insisted the Australia and England cricket teams ‘must comply’ with WA’s strict border rules for the fifth Ashes Test to be played at Perth in January.
We’re all having a good chuckle about the fake tradies who got into the AFL grand final and how the streaker managed to con his way through the gates – but the slippery security is worrying.
WA Cricket chairman Terry Waldron has described the prospect of two Ashes Tests being played in Melbourne or Sydney should Perth miss out as ‘ absolutely ridiculous’.
Max Gawn has revealed players were confused by prominent Demons supporter Hayden Burbank’s presence in the change rooms, as he remains locked in a WA jail awaiting trial.
A pair of Perth YouTube pranksters who gloated about how they sneaked into the AFL grand final by dressing in high-viz will likely escape charges, WA’s top cop has revealed.
A pair of Perth Youtube pranksters who managed to sneak into the AFL grand final said when they got through the gates at Optus Stadium they thought ‘we might as well watch the footy and have a beer’.
Samantha Rogers and Daryna Zadvirna
A pair of YouTubers have showed how they managed to sneak into the AFL Grand Final, apparently bypassing police and security staff by dressing in high-viz.
Saturday was a very good day for the WA Football Commission. But it also highlighted the issue which has stalked the league for years.
Western Australia has made an audacious bid to steal the NRL grand final from Suncorp Stadium following a fresh COVID scare in Queensland.
Peter Badel, Brent Read, Phil Rothfield & Chris Honnery
Two Melbourne football fans who allegedly breached quarantine restrictions to watch the AFL grand final and party with the victors could also face criminal charges in the Northern Territory.
WA Cricket chairman Terry Waldron says it’s ‘common sense’ Perth should host one of the first three Tests of the upcoming Ashes series, as uncertainty on borders causes chaos for Cricket Australia.
The pitch invader who ran onto the field at Optus Stadium wearing his holey jocks during the AFL grand final has launched a fundraiser to help pay for his fine.
With a respectful nod to their unsuccessful past, Melbourne have primed themselves for a bright future and more premiership success.
WA Premier Mark McGowan has reignited the AFL State of Origin debate – saying the west ‘stands ready’ to host the event if the once-popular sporting spectacle is revived.
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