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Cricket celebrates ground-breaking year for women and girls

Australian Cricket is celebrating a ground-breaking 12 months, with the game reaching new heights both on and off the field and continuing to take major strides toward becoming the leading sport for women and girls.

2017 proved that women’s sport is in high demand in Australia, with more people attending elite women’s cricket than ever before. The Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series marked the first time Cricket Australia had ticketed women’s international matches, with a record 29,158 fans attending the matches across Australia.

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New teams, big names and defending champions confirmed for WSB Season VIII

On the first weekend of February 2018, the bell will ring in a new season of World Series of Boxing, AIBA’s unique global team boxing competition that continues to evolve and entertain all around the world as it enters Season VIII. The format will follow the successful three-group, regional regular season and global play-offs, with the Croatian Knights franchise joining for the first time to battle it out for qualification from Group Europe, while Group Asia welcomes a team from India for the first time. Just as it was last year, all of the action can be enjoyed by boxing fans both via local broadcasters and live streaming on WSB social media channels.

“In terms of the quality and excitement of boxing on show, entertainment and production levels and our global audience reach, WSB Season VII set new standards for our sport. In Season VIII, we can now go even further, with India’s vast and growing appetite for boxing adding a new dimension to the 2018 competition and the Croatian Knights bringing with them all of that great nation’s boxing history,” said AIBA Interim President Franco Falcinelli.

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Chris Wyles wins RPA Personal Development Award

Saracens back Chris Wyles has today been named the winner of the first RPA Personal Development Award of the 2017/18 season, which is designed to reward and celebrate the off-field development achievements of RPA members taking part in the RPA Personal Development Programme.

The highly versatile back who has made more than 235 appearances for Saracens and represented the USA on 54 occasions, has been rewarded for his work co-founding Wolfpack Lager with former teammate and retired South African lock Alistair Hargreaves.

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Williams Advanced Engineering and Airbus Collaborate on Technology Innovation

Williams Advanced Engineering and Airbus have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to bring Formula One-inspired technology and innovation to aerospace and share in the wealth of experience at Airbus.

The collaboration will focus on the ways in which ultra-lightweight materials, battery technologies and electrical cell chemistries can be integrated on Airbus’ Zephyr High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) programme. 

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Curtis Rona signs with Rugby Australia and NSW Waratahs

Wallabies winger Curtis Rona has signed with NSW Waratahs and Rugby Australia after committing to a two-year deal until the end of 2019. The former Western Force flyer enjoyed a memorable 2017, with the 25-year-old earning his debut at both Super Rugby and Test level.

Rona scored on his international debut against the All Blacks in Sydney before Tests against South Africa and Japan.  

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