Friday, July 19, 2024
HomeSportFranklin in talks to renew Swans contract

Franklin in talks to renew Swans contract

Sydney star Lance Franklin is in talks regarding a new one-year contract at the Swans that will ensure his AFL career continues in 2023. The 35-year-old’s nine-year, $10 million contract that he signed to move from Hawthorn to Sydney as a free agent in 2013 is due to expire at the end of this season.

Franklin has continued to show he can compete at the highest level in 2022. He is yet to finish a game goalless this season, with his best performance coming with a haul of six goals against Brisbane in Round 7, while he recently kicked five goals to help the Swans over the line versus Richmond.

Star Aussie sprinter beats the world’s best at Royal Ascot
Champion Sydney racehorse Nature Strip recently defeated the world’s best sprinters in the Group 1 Kings Stand Stakes (1000 metres) at Royal Ascot in Britain. Ridden by his regular partner James McDonald, the 8-year-old was with the leading contingent throughout the race, before exploding clear at the 200-metre mark to gap his rivals and win by four-and-a-half lengths.

Trainer Chris Waller went into the race with Nature Strip already holding the mantle of the world’s best sprinter, due to his deeds in Australia over several years. “This win just confirms his status. He is very special. Nature Strip was a difficult horse to train earlier in his career as he was fractious. He has matured and mellowed.”

Nature Strip has headed back home and will be aimed at the $15 million Everest (1200 metres) at Royal Randwick in October, the world’s richest race. He won the race last year.

You can’t beat a good walk
Walking is a basic physical function with a wide variety of purposes. They include: getting from A to B; for exercise – whether locally, at the beach or in the bush; for orienteering and for athletics competition. Whether it is fast, medium-paced or leisurely, walking is a great physical activity. It clears the mind and provides social interaction. The SSH is holding a walkathon on October 15. Stay tuned for details!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

spot_img
- Advertisment -spot_img
- Advertisment -spot_img

Sydney’s best ‘top 20’ result in prestigious world rankings

The University of Sydney has secured its highest ever ranking overall and continues to be rated as a top 20 global university in the 2025 QS World University Rankings.

Homes NSW to develop North Eveleigh Clothing Store site

The North Eveleigh Clothing Store Precinct will be transferred to Homes NSW for the delivery of 500 new homes, half of which will be social and affordable homes.

A new kind of industry policy

The Trevor Davies Memorial Lecture is an annual event hosted by the Trevor Davies ALP Branch, and the Newtown ALP State Electorate Council. This year, it was held at the Royal Hotel on June 13. Assistant Minister Tim Ayres, a former branch member and Darlington local, was asked to deliver the address.

Volunteers’ News – July 2024

Volunteers’ News – July 2024.

Refreshing approach to food production

REDFERN: On July 21, I was lucky enough to attend the launch of the new website for Native Botanical Brewery (NBB), and to talk to the team behind this new and innovative business.

‘A giant in the fight for First Nations justice’

It is with great sadness that Reconciliation Australia sends our condolences to the family and friends of the Rev. Dr D. Gondarra OAM.