VIDEO: Underwater hockey players head to world championships

ADVERTISER: Eden Brown and Phil Ackerman have their day jobs but come knock-off time, they do their best work under water.

Queen Sally: Illawarra Sportsperson of the Year

Congratulations to Queen Sally Fitzgibbons, the Illawarra Sportsperson of the Year.

GALLERY: Muscling up for CrossFit Games

Hundreds of fitness buffs have descended on Wollongong for the regional leg of the CrossFit Games.

GALLERY: Retiring Dragons Nathan Fien and Michael Weyman go out on a high note.

Retiring Dragons halfback Nathan Fien expects St George Illawarra to make an immediate revival next year after bowing out with Saturday's emotional farewell victory over the Warriors at WIN Stadium.

All the action from the Australia Day Aquathon.

First-time Jacob Birtwhistle and 2013 women’s champion Gwen Jorgensen took honours in Wollongong’s Australia Day Aquathon on Sunday.

Julie Nicoll: league's woman of steel

Julie Nicoll is looking forward to a break after 20 years as a rugby league administrator in the Illawarra.

10 best Illawarra sports moments of 2013

The year proved both a toast to the past and an insight to the future for Illawarra sport. We farewelled some greats but welcomed some bright, new faces.

Striker Michelle Carney wins People's Choice award

Western Sydney Wanderers player Michelle Carney has been named winner of the Illawarra Sportsperson of the Year People's Choice award.

VIDEO: Champion bodybuilder pursues her dream

She's a dedicated primary school teacher, a doting mum and a busy personal trainer, but right now it's time for Asher Prior to chase her dream.

Messis's boxing career resurrected after rule change

Illawarra boxer Alethea Messis is setting her sights high after a change in regulations paved the way for the to take out the division at the NSW novice titles on Sunday.

GALLERY: Jada, 7, on her way to big league

Shellharbour surfer Jada Thomas boasts a record that even her idols Sally Fitzgibbons and Stephanie Gilmore would envy going into this year's Barton Lynch junior event at Palm Beach.

Wendell Sailor finds calmer waters

Dual international Wendell Sailor has come a long way since his inauspicious start to life, after being abandoned by his mother at just two days old.

GALLERY: Socceroo Luke Wilkshire charms Flinders

World Cup-bound Socceroos hero Luke Wilkshire has still had precious little time to take it all in, he just knows he never wants the feeling to end.

GALLERY: Gerringong's golden-point Group 7 victory over Warilla.

Gerringong playmaker Brad Davidson kicked two crunch time field goals to lift the Lions to a stunning extra time victory over Warilla in Sunday's grand final at Nowra Showground.

PHOTOS: Sally Fitzgibbons in French seventh heaven.

Fitzgibbons defies Tyler Wright's perfect 10 score to win world tour event