Sports briefs

Wanderers need a win

The Western Sydney Wanderers head into the last four rounds of the A-League matches desperate for a win. Following their 0-0 draw against Adelaide on Saturday night at Parramatta, they return there this Sunday to host the Perth Glory at 5pm. After being in second spot for almost the entire season, the Wanderers have now slipped to third, overtaken by Melbourne Victory.

And just one and two points behind them lurk the Mariners and cross-town rivals Sydney FC, so Tony Popovic's side will need to be on their game against the Western Australians.

Wheelchair training centre

Wheelchair Sports NSW will open its new wheelchair training centre at Kevin Betts Stadium, Mt Druitt, this Sunday.The day will be run in conjunction with the autumn wheelchair basketball league finals from 10am to 2pm. There will also be a come-and-try wheelchair basketball session which two Sydney Kings players will attend.

The centre has been designed to develop grassroots wheelchair basketball in western Sydney and give people with physical disabilities the chance to play sport. It will run weekly training sessions on Saturdays from 4pm to 6pm, for players of all ages and abilities.

Jets celebrate 20 seasons

Minchinbury Jets, one of the youngest clubs in the Penrith Junior Rugby League is celebrating its 20th season. The Jets began wearing what was then the Auckland Warriors NRL club colours. Significantly, Maori, Polynesian and indigenous players form a large part of the Jets. There was a celebration at Mt Druitt Town Centre Reserve and more are planned.

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