Mitch Jennings, Illawarra Mercury

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Illawarra Mercury

Wollongong, NSW, Australia

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Recent articles by Mitch:

NBL player suffers head injuries after alleged one-punch attack in Wollongong

Former Hawks big-man Harry Froling has sustained serious head injuries after he fell victim to a one-punch assault in Wollongong at the weekend, with police confirming an investigation into the incident is underway. → Read More

WATCH: Where does Harvey's game-winner sit in Hawks' big-shot history?

Staring down the barrel of a 12th straight loss, down by one with 1.6 seconds left on the clock, Hawks captain Tyler Harvey buried one of the all-time great game-winners from the car park to snatch a 78-76 win over the Breakers in New Zealand on Thursday. → Read More

St George Illawarra Dragons chief executive Ryan Webb backs Anthony Griffin, as Dragons unveil $50m plan

St George Illawarra will have a new $50 million home from 2025, but CEO Ryan Webb insists the club, and coach Anthony Griffin, have more than adequate means to return to the finals next season. → Read More

Dragons lodge DA for $50 million centre of excellence at UOW

St George Illawarra's entire football and community operation will be under one roof ahead of the 2025 NRL season after the club officially lodged its DA for a new $50 million 'Community High Performance Centre' at UOW with Wollongong Council. → Read More

Fight team walking the talk on mental health

Anyone who's made the walk will tell you, there are few things lonelier than a boxing ring, or a fight cage. They'll also tell you the mental battle it takes to get there is tougher than the fight itself. → Read More

'I'm just built different': Volkanovski leaving nothing to chance as UFC 280 backup

UFC featherweight champion Alex Volkanovski. Picture by Adam McLean If Alex Volkanovski was more athletically gifted, he probably wouldn't be a fighter. → Read More

Volkanovski locks in backup spot for UFC lightweight title bout

Alex Volkanovski isn't letting anyone move past him in the lightweight title queue. Picture by Anna Warr UFC featherweight king Alex Volkanovski is not letting anyone jump the queue in his pitch for double-champ status, heading to Abu Dhabi as reserve for the headline lightweight battle between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev later this month. → Read More

THE BIG READ: Illawarra Steelers legacy remains unbreakable 40 years on

CHEERS: Bob Millward (centre) and the Illawarra Steelers committee celebrate its entry into the NSW Rugby League in December 1980. He was a helluva footballer, but a young Paul McGregor would have made a lousy player manager. → Read More

Illawarra Hawks: Jackomas not jumping at shadows as he makes coaching leap

HOT SEAT: "It's about trusting that instinct when I'm making those final decisions." new Hawks coach Jacob Jackomas on stepping into his first head coaching role. Picture: Getty Images Jacob Jackomas has spent the best part of two decades following Brian Goorjian's lead, but the master coach has taken at least one major cue from his longtime apprentice. → Read More

Illawarra Hawks: Jackomas not jumping at shadows as he makes coaching leap

HOT SEAT: "It's about trusting that instinct when I'm making those final decisions." new Hawks coach Jacob Jackomas on stepping into his first head coaching role. Picture: Getty Images Jacob Jackomas has spent the best part of two decades following Brian Goorjian's lead, but the master coach has taken at least one major cue from his longtime apprentice. → Read More

Volkanovski puts on striking clinic in demolition of Korean Zombie at UFC 273

SAVAGE: Alex Volkanovski landed 124 significant strikes to just 38 in a comprehensive stoppage win over 'Korean Zombie' Chan Sung Jung on Sunday. Picture: Getty Images His last two bouts dragged him into deep waters, but Alexander Volkanovski's defence of his title against Korean veteran Chan Sung Jung at UFC 273 on Sunday was a comparative frolic in the shallows. → Read More

Goorjian struck down by COVID, will miss clash with United

OUT: Hawks coach Brian Goorjian will miss Sunday's road clash with Melbourne United after a positive COVID test. Picture: Wesley Lonergan Illawarra will head into the lions' den without their trump card, with coach Brian Goorjian forced into isolation after a positive COVID test. → Read More

Grand plan no longer a pipe dream for Dragons next generation

Show me your friends, I'll show you your future. If the old adage rings true, Talatau Amone and Tyrell Sloan have had very bright futures for some time now. → Read More

Review: The Oils' as passionate and relevant as ever

This reporter was a whole lot younger when Iva Davies explained the enduring appeal of the Icehouse anthem Great Southern Land. → Read More

Midnight Oil was passionate and relevant as ever at Wollongong's WIN Entertainment Centre

It was everything you'd expect from one of history's greatest protest bands. → Read More

Jack de Belin opens up on three-year criminal court saga

It was a very real prospect but, through two separate jury trials, Jack de Belin insists he never contemplated seeing the inside of a jail cell. → Read More

Dragons snap Charity Shield losing streak with impressive win over South Sydney in Mudgee

St George Illawarra ended a near-decade-long run of Charity Shield outs with a 16-10 win over the Rabbitohs in Mudgee on Saturday night. → Read More

Day claims second straight series crown on torturous day at Kurrawa

ALI Day remains the undisputed king of surf ironman racing, making it two series wins in a row in torturous conditions at Kurrawa on Sunday. → Read More

Emma McKeon shortlisted for Laureus Sportswoman of the Year award alongside Ash Barty

SHE'S our most decorated Olympian and Wollongong's queen of the pool could join our most iconic in claiming the coveted Laureus Sportswoman of the Year award. → Read More

Small-ball Hawks see off Kings in emphatic return to the floor

CHALK another one up to the 'scumbags from the Illawarra'. → Read More