Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

A major goal for Bingara sports: revamped Gwydir Oval Grandstand
Big crowds will be will now be able to pack into Gwydir Oval to cheer on Bingara’s sporting teams with major upgrade work to the old grandstand officially complete, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall announced this week. The home of football in Bingara has undergone a major transformation with the...
Former Bingara ‘Mighty Eights’ player becomes an Aussie Rules star
A man who started his football career with in the late 1980s as a member of the Bingara Minor League Club played his 150th League game for Kambalda Football Club in May. A huge crowd turned out to see one of the club’s “favourite sons” Steven Simpson reach that...
Stalwarts from both towns remembered before local derby
Players, officials and spectators paused for a minute’s silence to pay respects to recently deceased Gwydir Shire residents before the local derby between the Warialda Wombats and the Bingara Bullets at the Warialda Recreation Ground on Sunday. It was a very moving tribute to Ian McGregor, Elsa Cleal, Kevin Hawkins...
Anglers defy drought for successful Easterfish
With the Horton River reduced to a series of diminishing puddles, most anglers taking part in the annual Easterfish competition concentrated on the Gwydir River and Copeton Dam. One competitor though, chose to concentrate on reducing the carp in the Horton River near her home. Erin Walker caught and removed...
Great prizes on offer at Easterfish
The region’s keen anglers will find favourite spots at Copeton Dam, the Gwydir River to the junction of the Horton River and also the Horton River over Easter to take part in the annual Bingara Easterfish competition. Bingara Anglers Club President, Stuart Lanagan, told The Gwydir News that fish are...
Huge day planned for Warialda races
Get your backside trackside for this year’s annual Coolatai Anipro Rural Warialda Race Cup on this Saturday April 13. Come along and enjoy the spectacle of a country racing tradition that began in Warialda in 1853. Gates are open from 11:30am with the thrilling first race, the Maiden Plate, running...
Bingara Bowls Carnival
The Bingara Sporting Club is gearing up for an action packed weekend of lawn bowls at the inaugural Light Horse Regiment Bowls Carnival on the 18th and 19th May 2019. The two day event which is set to attract around 120 bowlers from across NSW and beyond will see groups...
Gwydir River Rats deliver new playing uniforms and training equipment to Bingara Central School
At the conclusion of the 2018 season, Gwydir Rugby Club set about raising funds through the auction of a special one-off combined Gwydir/Barraba jersey as a concept and a celebration of the success of the merger agreement between the two rugby clubs. It was decided that the funds raised...
Strong turnout for Bingara races
The hard work of the Bingara Jockey Club’s committee in preparing for this year’s Bingara Cup, held on Saturday, certainly paid off. Racegoers were met with green lawn around the main grandstand area and under the red sails, thanks to a three-month watering program by volunteers. ...
Erica moves into the school swimming history book
Erica Dixon had an historic showing at the 2019 Bingara Central School Twilight Swimming carnival recently, breaking 5 records on her way to claiming the Open Girls Age Champion. Erica had an outstanding evening, breaking the Bingara Central School records for the 33m Freestyle, Breaststroke, and Backstroke, as well as...