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Tamaraws in tight thriller

Tamaraws in tight thriller

THERE were hardly any press reports anywhere about the Philippine Tamaraws out-muscling the bigger Serbian forwards to win a Test match at the whistle, 18-12, at Cabramatta Stadium on Friday, February 5, 2016. By JAIME K PIMENTEL ___________________ The Sydney press may have missed one of the most absorbing, thrilling and physical rugby league matches […]

The time has come

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The time has come

  SO ECSTATIC was Azkalroos head coach Leogh Gunn on the performance of the club’s two sides which took part at the Futsa Sa Fiesta football tournament on October 4, 2015 that he believed it was time to develop a side to enter Australian soccer’s major local leagues competition. By JULIENNE CARPO _________________ The one-day […]

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Eyes of the Storm

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Eyes of the Storm

THE Philippines’ new-kid-on-the-block Manila Storm went down, 40-34, in a gutsy rugby league performance that surprised the socks out of well established and more experienced Hong Kong Residents on Sunday, November 10, in one of Manila’s southern suburbs of Alabang. By JAIME K PIMENTEL ______________________ The Storm gambled on two Filipino-Australians in the forwards and […]

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Big Rhinos tame tough Tams

THE size and weight of South Africa’s Rhinos may well have played the advantage over the Philippine Tamaraws in a rugby league Test match at Hammondville Oval, Moorebank, earlier this year. By EDWARD ‘TED’ SMITH _____________________ The Tams went down, 32-28, after a gutsy performance over a country much more internationally known and experienced in […]

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Greens burn futsal field

SUMMER’S boiling sun could not keep teams from sparkling at the Futsal Sa Fiesta on Monday, October 4, 2015 at Fairfield Showgrounds. By ANDREW FLETCHER _____________________ Azkalroos Greens defeated younger brothers Azkalroos Blues, 6-4, in the grand final after breezing through the Indian and Nepalese sides. Futsa Sa Fiesta has become a regular part of […]

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Futsal feast at Fiesta

TWO teams from the Sydney-based football academy Azkalroos take the field in a futsal five-a-side holiday weekend tournament as part of the annual Filipino Fiesta Kultura in Sydney on Monday, October 5, 2015. The tournament, which takes place at the Fairfield Showgrounds, will comprise two sides for the Azkalroos, one side from the Nepal, and one […]

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Down in extra time

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Down in extra time

LIVERPOOL Olympic Football Club U12 soccer team went down fighting to Canley Heights RSL Football Club,  2-1, in a Southern Districts grand final at Moorebank Sports Club football field on Saturday, August 16, 2015. By MARILIE B. EFTEKHARHASHTROUDI _____________________________ The scores were locked, 1-1, at full-time, with Canley Heights scoring first with Maddox Asostasi-Barthou and […]

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Four star generals

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Four star generals

THE mighty Philippine Airlines Tamaraws fielded a record four rugby league sides at the 2015 Cabramatta International 9s on Saturday, January 31, with two making the semifinals and two reaching the quarterfinals. By ERICK ELEFANTE ________________________________   The Tams spread their resources thin by distributing their talent across four teams, but they played like generals […]

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Surprise packet packs a punch

THE Philippines’ national soccer football ‘pathway’ team Azkalroos proved a surprise packet at the Western Sydney Wanderers Asian Community Cup tournament recently, reaching the quarterfinals before going down gallantly in the semis to powerhouse Lebanon, 5-1.   The young outfit of mostly Filipino-Australians had drawn first blood early in the first half through captain Anthony […]

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Gernica ‘Aces’ Nepal

AZKALROOS’ Green team forward Ace Garnica blasted the winning ‘golden goal’ into the nets in the final game against Nepal Stars to take the inaugural Futsal Sa Fiesta trophy at the Fairfield Showground on Monday, October 6, 2014. The Azkalroos, a Filipino-Australian youth development soccer team, had forced extra time after an epic struggle and […]

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