Golf raises $17,474
The PCYC Golf Day at Penrith Golf Club this month raised $17,474.
PCYC Mt Druitt manager Karen Quinn thanks those who helped out.
Rising swim star
Less than two months after earning selection in Australia's National Youth Squad, Springwood swimmer Matthew Wilson, 14, travelled to Tokyo last month for the Junior Olympic Cup (JOC).
He returned on Sunday with three individual gold medals, two relay gold, two Australian age records, one NSW age record and two personal best times in the boys' 13 to 14-year-old events.
The Winmalee High School year 9 student was confident after preparation, although he was surprised to have posted so many personal bests at the competition.
"I put in a lot of extra training by myself at the 50 metre pool in Penrith because JOC is a long course [50m per lap] competition and all the Blue Mountains 50m pools were closed for the winter," he said.
Exciting cycle wins
Coming third in a race instead of first would normally be a cause for disappointment for an elite athlete.
But for Mount Riverview cyclist Jordan Davies — who did both at the NSW Road Race Championships in Kurrajong earlier this month — it was the third place finish that was arguably the more exciting result.
The 20-year-old won the U23 championships on August 11 but it was his third place finish in the elite category that really made his cycling peers sit up and take notice.