North bundled out

BRAGGINGrights from the inaugural Northern Inland Premier League All Stars match went to the Southern Conference after a 3-1 victory over their northern opponents at Doody Park on Saturday.
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TUMBLED OVER: Northern Conference’s Heath Milne outmuscles Southern Conference oppenent Ryan Searle on Saturday. Searle and his teammates would have the last laugh however, winning the match 3-1.

That match and the earlier Rising Stars game raised $3000 for Ronald McDonald House.

Southern Conference found themselves up 1-nil after only five minutes after a mistake at the back by the Northern Conference defence.

The match evened out after that early goal and mid-way through the opening half Northern Conference were pushing hard for an equaliser.

But South scored a goal against the run of play to go up 2-nil.

A Josh Quaife penalty just before the break reduced the deficit to one.

Northern Conference coach Andy Lennon thought his side had the upper hand in the second half, but they were unable to find an equaliser and pushed everyone forward in the dying minutes, allowing Southern Conference to nab a late goal for a 3-1 win.

“It was a little diapointing,” Lennon said.

“We didn’t start well, but once we settled in we didn’t look too bad.”

Lennon had nothing but praise for the new concept and believes it will be bigger and better in 2015. “The main thing about the day was to pit the best against the best and we did that,” he said.

“The boys loved the concept.

“To raise $3000 for Ronald McDonald House was great as well.”

Lennon thought 2014 golden boot winner Jake Davies was close to the best on the park and was also impressed with midfielders Rhys Andrews and Willow Grieves as well as back Brendan Hatte.

The Rising Stars match finished at 1-all after Callan Macgregor scored in the dying seconds for Northern Conference. “It was a good game,” Northern Conference coach Mark Gwynne said.

“It was a very entertaining game.”

Southern Conference scored from a free kick deflection in the first half.

Northern Conference had plenty of chances to equalise throughout the match, but were unable to hit the back of the net until Macgregor finished off a beautiful Naran Singh through ball in the final minutes.

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New look for Tamworth in Country Cup

AN ENGLISHMAN, a miner and teenage spinner are the new faces in Tamworth’s Country Cup team to tackle a Newcastle adversary first up in Sunday’s Country Cup clash at Tamworth’s No 1 Oval.
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Adam Jones plays a back foot drive for his Bective-East side against South Tamworth and wicketkeeper Tom Groth. The pair will be united in the Tamworth side on Sunday for a Country Cup clash with Toronto, with Groth to skipper the side. hoto: Geoff O’Neill 191014GOF03

Tamworth selectors named one of North Tamworth’s two English recruits, Adam Mansfield, in their side to play Toronto on Sunday as well as Boggabri-based miner Brad Jenkinson and young Old Boys spinner WillChesterfield.

Mansfield was in sparkling form with the bat and gloves in Sunday’s War Veterans Cup run chase against Namoi at No 1 Oval.

He struck a fine 45, including some spanking off drives against left-arm Gunnedah seamer Troy Sands.

He and Redback teammate Kris Halloran (75) added 105 for the fourth wicket on a dying wicket to snare North Tamworth a six wicket win and a War Veterans Cup semi-final berth.

With Halloran playing for Gwydir in the Country Plate and Connolly Cup, it enables Mansfield to fill his spot in the Tamworth top order.

“He’s been pretty exciting so far,” said Tamworth selector and fellow top order batsman Adam Jones of the English Redback.

“He hasn’t missed out yet with the bat – he’s scored two or three 40s and a half century in the trial we had.

“He’s earned a spot in the top order and will open the batting with Simon (Norvill).

“That’s a pretty exciting pairing too.

“Adam’s got a pretty tight defensive technique too and I think he and Simon will make a very good opening partnership – I think they’ll be the perfect fit.”

Jenkinson, who plays with Jones at Bective-East, has made an immediate impression on his Bulls teammates with both bat and ball.

He took wickets and scored runs for the Bulls in their two WVC wins on the weekend and will form a four-man pace attack with Angus McNeill, Jack McVey and left-armer Col Smyth.

That leaves Chesterfield as the main spin option, with James Psarakis and Michael Rixon also quite capable of bowling tight off-spin.

“Will’s in good form and been doing all the right things,” Jones added.

“Last year he was one reason why Old Boys won the first grade premiership and has shown that talent all the way through the juniors as a 15 and 16-year-old.

“He is our main spin option but Jimmie and Ricko are also handy.

“This is the best-balanced Tamworth side I’ve seen for a while.”

Tamworth selectors have also come up with a strong Second XI to play Armidale in their Country Shield clash in Armidale on Sunday.

Matt Everett, Will Howard and English teenager Jack Beaumont drop back from the Tamworth First XI squad to bolster a side to be captained by Ben Middlebrook and containing the likes of Aaron Hazlewood and Adam Lole.

Hazlewood and Lole have been long- term members of the First XI and the pair of left-handers ensure there is a strong batting lineup, with Everett in the top order with Middlebrook.

“It was hard on Matt but we couldn’t fit him in with Grothy to keep and Adam his backup,” Jones said.

“With Ben to captain the side, Matty can concentrate on his keeping and batting.

“Will (Howard) just missed out as well and he and Jack (Beaumont) will be very handy in the bowling.

“It’s a very good side too.”

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‘It was definitely satisfying’: Kate Pulbrook looks back on undefeated national hockey title with NSW

ORANGE BORN AND BRED: Eva Reith-Snare (left) and Kate Pulbrook (right) with Edwina and Meredith Bone in Brisbane two weekends ago.AFTER the Hockey Australia Under 13s Girls’ National Championships in Brisbane earlier this month, Hockey NSW western region coaching coordinator Kate Pulbrook has found herself boasting a forgotten sporting success story.
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It’s become common knowledge Orange guns Bailey Ferguson and Eva Reith-Snare were a part of their respective boys’ and girls’ undefeated national title winning NSW teams.

However, few are aware Pulbrook coached the girls’ side to the championship – in her first crack at the job. Despite having a wealth of coaching experience, Pulbrook acknowledged mentoring a young side at the national level presented a welcome challenge, which turned into a wonderful success story.

“It was definitely satisfying,” Pulbrook said.

“The girls did an incredible job. [Winning] was definitely an aim, but with a group of girls from all over the state you never really know.”

Pulbrook’s side’s title was NSW’s second in as many years, and the sky blues’ mentor said the expectation from outside and within the camp posed a problem for her side, one the players dealt with exceptionally.

“There was a bit of expectation,” she said.

“In fact, the girls who played last year had that expectation on themselves for this year, so we had to try and get them to just focus on our game rather than that, which they did well.”

NSW won nine of its 11 games and drew the other two to secure the title, and had the added advantage of being able to learn from, and mingle with, several Australian Hockey League (AHL) teams.

Pulbrook said she had personally made a huge effort to watch the ACT Strikers’ games, to have the chance to watch and catch up with Orange’s Edwina and Meredith Bone.

“Yeah that was great, the NSW AHL came and worked with our under 13s, and I’m sure they learned plenty,” Pulbrook said.

“We had pool sessions, and some of them answered questions for the girls if they asked. It was great.

“And I’m pretty good friends with Eddie and Mere (Bone) so we caught up with them and always made sure to watch their games. More for me, but Eva knows they’re from Orange and wanted to see them in action.”

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Meeting to discuss risks posed by rare earth mining

A MEETING will take place tomorrow night to discuss what organisers say are the radioactive risks of mining at the proposed Toongi rare earth mine. A MEETING will take place tomorrow night to discuss what organisers say are the radioactive risks of mining at the proposed Toongi rare earth mine.
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The meeting has been organised by Uranium Free NSW, an organisation that has grave concerns about Alkane Resources’ Dubbo Zirconia project, which received conditional approval last month.

If the mine was approved for production, organisers say, radioactive uranium and thorium would be extracted along with rare earths.

They remain concerned Alkane Resources lodged an expression of interest and was then invited to apply for a uranium exploration licence, despite the company stating it had no intention to mine uranium and lodged the expression of interest to protect its own interest in the Dubbo Zirconia Project.

Uranium mining remains banned in NSW but the Toongi area was thought to contain one of the state’s largest deposits of the substance, according to Uranium Free NSW.

Those lined up to speak at the meeting included Dr Gavin Mudd, an environmental engineer specialising in the mining sector, campaigner on rare earths and the impacts of radiation on health Natalie Lowrey and Central West Environment Council spokesperson Bev Smiles.

Uranium Free NSW spokesperson Kerry Laws said uranium posed risks to human health, water and the environment, and increased exposure to workers or local communities could lead to cancers, birth defects, stillbirths and genetic mutations.

“Before the go-ahead is given to an open-cut rare earths mine at Toongi, local residents need to consider the impacts of radioactive particles and gases blowing over the central west for the next 20 to 80 years,” she said.

Bev Smiles from the Central West Environment Council said people in central west NSW were concerned the NSW government had targeted the area to open up uranium mining in the state.

She described the mine as “a foot in the door that will expose the people, their water sources and the environment to the risks of radioactive contamination”.

Speaker Natalie Lowrey said the radioactive and toxic substances released into the environment in rare earth processing and refining were a serious concern.

“Radioactive materials, in particular, cannot be seen, they cannot be touched and cannot be smelt,” she said.

“The smallest dose has the potential to cause risks to human health.”

Alkane Resources managing director Ian Chalmers said he was aware of the meeting but had not been invited to attend.

It will take place at the Western Plains Cultural Centre on Thursday at 6pm.

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Central Gippsland upsets GCL premier

TRARALGON and Central Gippsland made winning starts to their Gippsland Cricket League campaigns at the weekend.
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The Tornados breezed past Warragul in a low-scoring affair, while Central Gippsland scored a surprise victory over Sale-Maffra.


Central Gippsland caused the big upset of round one by defeating last year’s premier Sale-Maffra.

The underdog went in without stars Rhys Holdsworth and Andrew Philip, who were trialling for Victoria Country, but managed a memorable heist in their absence.

Acting captain and veteran Anthony Bloomfield won the toss at Bundalaguah and proceeded to bat first.

Bloomfield peeled off a fine 55 at the top of the order and received great support from Daniel Siddle (30) and Fraser Smith (30) as the visitor finished with a competitive 9/167 from its 50 overs.

Rohan Diamond was Sale-Maffra’s best bowler with 3/14.

Sale-Maffra struggled with the run chase, but new skipper Jack Tatterson (43) stood up to the plate along with Josh Rurahwe (32).

The premier only lasted 40 overs and was dismissed for 143.

Tim Dowe (3/34), Chris Johnson (2/21) and Mitchell Cowell (2/28) starred with the ball for the unexpected victors.


Warragul elected to bat first at the picturesque Hallora Recreation Reserve but lived to regret the decision as the side collapsed to be all out for a miserable 89 off only 39.2 overs.

Trevor Gardiner (21) top scored for the home team, while Ben Julin was outstanding for Traralgon, capturing 5/25 off 8.2 overs.

He received great assistance from Todd Mann, skipper Michael Warne and Matt Golding.

Traralgon was able to reach the low target comfortably, losing five wickets along the way.

Jordan Gilmore steered his team to victory with an excellent 41 not out and Traralgon closed at 5/93.

Aaron Fawcett (3/37) was the stand out with the ball for Warragul.


Bairnsdale won the toss at Lucknow and decided to bat.

Prolific GCL batsman Ray Stevens notched a handy 51 and was well supported by Rohan Blanford, who contributed a valuable 47.

Bairnsdale finished with 180 off 49.1 overs.

Tim Wightman (3/28), Alan Jenkins (2/18) and Shane Dole (2/34) were best with the ball for Leongatha.

In reply Leongatha was cruising at 1/74, but collapsed to be all out for 118.

Only Thomas Wyatt (40) and Jason Wilson (25) could make any impression with the bat for the visitors.

Fine bowling from Nick Davies (3/12), Dion Holden (3/15) and skipper Marcus Latham (2/20) sealed the victory for last year’s runner up.

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Globe-trotting adventure

Kelly Krusic (pictured at Wimbledon) will officiate in her own backyard at the Traralgon ATP Challenger.GIPPSLAND school teacher Kelly Krusic has made a life travelling the world tennis circuit, without even lifting a racquet.
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Krusic will be officiating during the Traralgon ATP Challenger 2 in November – just another stop on her tennis world tour.

The Sale-based teacher has officiated at tournaments across the globe, including the French Open, United States Open and the home of tennis, Wimbledon.

Despite her exposure to the international scene, Krusic said she always looked forward to coming home and working at regional events that brought the community together.

“It’s great to give something back to the sport, and players come from all over the world for these events so it’s exciting to get back to my roots where it all began,” Krusic said.

“It makes a great part time job while at university, and we are so lucky to be able to work at the Australian Open in our own back yard.”

Krusic started her career in tennis as a ball girl at the Australian Open in 1999 before volunteering in 2003 at Tennis Victoria when she met the officials and decided to give it a go herself.

Her ultimate goal is to umpire the women’s final at the Australian Open.

Tennis Australia officiating development coordinator Sof Megas said watching regional officials transition from local events to working at the Australian Open was a rewarding experience.

“It’s such an incredible opportunity to work at the highest level of a sport. We are so fortunate to have talented Victorian officials who represent us on the global stage,” Megas said.

Traralgon Tennis Association manager Susie Grumley, who has been heavily involved in the Challenger circuit since it came to the region last year, said it was beneficial to have high quality officials in Gippsland.

“It’s great for the quality of our tournaments here to have the support of local officials. We have so many great events here at the Traralgon Tennis Complex, and it’s great to see the community get involved at all levels,” she said.

Tennis Australia will offer locals the chance to be on court with some of Australia’s best players, with a training course in Traralgon on Sunday from 1pm to 3pm.

The course is free and registration forms will be provided on the day along with details for practical development leading up to the Bendigo Pro Tour.

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Making a splash to start the season

BACK FOR MORE: Samantha Pett returned to rowing for the first time in half a year for the season launch on Saturday on a successful day for Bathurst rowers. 083113psamTHE Central Tablelands Rowing Club started the 2014-15 season in perfect fashion at Penrith on Saturday, recording a number of standout efforts in the club’s first major regatta since the winter spell.
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A team of 11 rowers went to the International Regatta Centre to race in the Rowing NSW season launch, the Spring Regatta.

The Central Tablelands Rowing Club group took part in singles, doubles and quads sculls racing and picked up three wins to do their coaches and support group proud.

Georgie Shiels took a win in the women’s novice single scull and clubmate Kayla Pett was in second, and that was followed by Ben Le Breton winning division four of the men’s D grade single scull.

Morgan Brooking was another winner, taking out division five of the men’s D grade singles.

Among the other eye-catching efforts was Ashleigh Brooking, who posted a personal best of four minutes, seven seconds in finishing second in the women’s D grade singles.

Club star Samantha Pett also returned to the water after a six-month lay-off due to a serious shoulder injury.

She picked up second in the women’s C grade single sculls second division.

Among the other placings were Ashleigh Brooking, with second in a division three women’s single sculls race.

Daniel Madden was second in the men’s D grade division one singles. Aaron Simmons and Nick Le Breton finished second and fourth respectively in division three.

Jackson Riley was another placegetter in D grade.

The team of Morgan Brooking, Nick and Ben Le Breton and Aaron Simmons were fourth in the men’s D grade coxless fours.

A team of Nick Le Breton and Simmons was fourth in the men’s D grade division two doubles, and Ben Le Breton and Morgan Brooking were third in division three.

“Most of them trained throughout the winter and went in a few Winter Series regattas, but they were generally for the novice rowers and not so much the more experienced ones,” club coach Joe Martin said.

“A few of them competed at a meet a couple of weeks ago at Nepean. I couldn’t have been more pleased with how they all went on the weekend, though – the results were outstanding.

“Samantha Pett was out of action for about six months and had surgery on her shoulder, but she looks like she is back and ready to go.

“Next up for us is the Hunter Valley Grammar School Regatta on Saturday week and that will be followed by another meet the following day. It will be a busy weekend.”

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Students assist in Compassion Shield

CAN COLLECTION: Pictured with cans collected, from left, Hayden Materne, Margaret O’Brien and Anne Roenfeldt (Lutheran Care), Brittny Connaughton (Nuriootpa High teacher), Nina Sims and Rachael Golder.Term three this year saw an enthusiastic cohort of year eight students from Nuriootpa High School engage in a new initiative during their extracurricular activities (ECA).
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Over a two week period late last term students from all year eight home groups (nine classes) had a chance to give back to the community by donating cans to the local Lutheran Community Care in the Barossa.

Every week staff and volunteers and Lutheran Community Care meet with individual and families struggling to meet their financial commitments.

This project has been part of the Compassion Shield that has started this year.

The students accepted the challenge and starting bringing in numerous amounts of cans each day.

A total of 345 cans were donated by just the year eight students in the school which is an amazing effort to all involved. Food donations will go byhelp people who are struggling to put food on the table.

With Christmas around the corner this gesture has been a tremendous help.

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Broulee surges toward Thursday ladies’ finals

GAME ON: Bay Breeze’s Jeanette Sinclair and Debbie Bellette and Broulee’s Marilyn Viljoen and Marie Barritt-Eyles.ONLY two weeks remain before the Eurobodalla District Tennis Association’s Thursday ladies’ competition finals begin.
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Committee member Tricia Wheeler praised the effort of reserves who filled in last week and players who stepped up grades.

In division one, Bay Rockets defeated Tomakin 2 5/44 to 3/23, Tomakin 1 defeated Narooma 1 6/47 to 2/34 and Moruya/Tuross defeated Narooma 2 5/39 to 3/27.

In division two, Broulee picked apart Bay Breeze to win 7/43 to 1/20, Bay Beatles defeated Tomakin 6/45 to 2/30 and Moruya defeated Bay Breakers 6/41 to 2/24.

In division three Bay Dolphins defeated Dalmeny 5/39 to 3/33 Tuross defeated Moruya 6/46 to 2/21 and Tomakin had a bye.

Progressive scores as of October 16:

Division one: Bay Rockets 92, Tomakin 1 83, Moruya/Tuross 68.5, Tomakin 2 66, Narooma 2 41 and Narooma 1 39.5.

Division two: Broulee 86, Moruya 73, Bay Beatles 65, Tomakin 57, Bay Breeze 56 and Bay Breakers 53.

Division three: Tomakin 3 67.5, Tuross 52, Dalmeny 2 49.5, Moruya 48 and Bay Dolphins 36.5.

The Thursday ladies’ presentation night will be held on December 4.

The theme is Alice in Wonderland.

“Looking forward to seeing some interesting characters,” Wheeler said.

Tickets will be on sale at the finals.

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Kapunda Show is ready

Yard dog challenge. The Kapunda and Light Agricultural Society is excited to celebrate its up-coming 157th annual Kapunda Show on the first weekend of November at the Harness Racing Club venue.
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The committee has been working hard throughout the year to put together a program of events for the whole family to enjoy.

The show jumping program runs over three days, beginning Friday, October 31 and finishes on Sunday, November 2. Horses in Action, including hacks, harness, tiny tots and the thoroughbred ‘Off the Track’ series, will run on Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2 and the public is invited to watch the horses. The main show day is Saturday, November 1 and is an affordable, fun day out.

The pavillion will be filled with baking, fruit and vegetables, wool, agricultural produce, photography, art, cut flowers and much more.

Entries for most sections can be lodged until Wednesday, October 29 and the show book can be downloaded from or at shops around Kapunda.

The official opening will be at noon, with patrons Andrew Morphett and Peter Hayward of Anlaby Station, with the presentation of the Rural and Young Rural Ambassadors and performances by local school choirs.

There will be a number of activities for the kids, including, free showbag trail, storytelling sessions, performances by Cool 4 Kids and the Kid’s Corner including mosaics and Playdough and a jumping castle. For adults, the show will have an outdoor bar area overlooking the arena with live music from Mac Hales.

The bucking bull will be running from 10am – 4pm and the arena will feature the yard dog challenge throughout the day.

Registration is open of teams of four (18-years-old and over) for the young farmer challenge, a relay of farm skills and fun activities for the crowd to enjoy and where the winning team will be awarded a prize of $200.

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Bay sailors under the starter’s gun

HIGH SEAS: Wishful Thinking, skippered by Andrew Bain, was the first home of the three Adams 10.6s.A MODERATE nor’east sea breeze greeted the Batemans Bay Sailing Club’s keel boat fleet at the start of the racing season.
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Under fair skies 10 yachts crossed the starting line of the Bay Cup race, held over new courses to test all points of sailing.

It was also the first race test for Accolade’s new rig, fitted earlier in the month.

Skippered by Matt Craig, the Adams 10.6 proved to be on the pace straight away against Andrew Bain’s sister ship, Wishful Thinking, the current club champion yacht.

Jim Levy’s Farr 9.2 Ghoster was back in racing action after a couple of seasons in absentia.

The two S80s had new skippers, John Drummond on Hotspur and Tony Sutton on Avior.

In the battle between the three Adams 10.6s, Wishful Thinking beat Accolade over the line by 45 seconds, followed by Simon Byrne’s Attitude eight minutes later.

Apostrophe’s skipper Tim Davis, who had to tow Accolade out of the marina when the engine wouldn’t start, steered his Bakewell White 36 to fourth ahead of Avior, James Gardiner’s Xanthia, Hotspur and Ghoster.

Two boats didn’t finish the course.

On performance handicap, Attitude turned the tables on Wishful Thinking and Accolade.

On AMS calculations Wishful Thinking pipped Accolade, by two seconds, and Avior.

Batemans Bay Sailing Club’s Try Sailing Day will be held on October 26 at Batemans Bay Marina.

Sailing captain Lachlan Brown says the public is welcome to find out what the sailing club does, have a look over some of the boats and go for a sail from 10am to 4pm.

“Sailing is a sport for all ages, budgets and skill levels,” he said.

“Several club yacht skippers are on the lookout for additional crew members and new sailors are always welcome in either the Batemans Bay-based yacht fleet or the off-the-beach fleet which races at Coila Lake at Tuross Head.”

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Fresh skills for Southern selection

UNITED TEAM: Southern’s SAP under 11s team (back, from left) Jacob Zerafa, Keegan Kulcsar, Nick Boom, Tully Dennis and Jayden Kerr, (front) Josh Sanders, Adam Brennan, Harrison Hage, Henry Whatman and Charles Whatman.THE Southern Branch Football Club’s Skills Acquisition Program (SAP) trials continue on October 26.
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The trials will be held at the South Nowra Football Com-plex for under 9s to 11s, boys and girls, from the Eurobodalla, Shoalhaven and Far South Coast.

The under 9s kick off at 9am, under 10s at 10.30am and under 11s at noon.

Southern Branch and 29 other associations are involved in the program.

Players train two to three days a week with experienced and qualified coaches and play 18 games over a 40-week period.

Southern Branch’s coaching and development manager Matthew Shepherd said the program enabled players to learn the skills of the game while being exposed to the best level of competition in NSW.

“The program is focused around the four core technical football skills of one versus one, striking the ball, running with the ball and first touch, as well as functional game skills,” Shepherd said.

“It provides girls and boys with an opportunity to experience an enhanced football environment above that provided by their local football clubs.

“Our players from the Eurobodalla area train locally at a satellite training centre and travel to Nowra for a team training session and match game.”

Shepherd said the club was encouraged by the number of players from the Euro-bodalla who wanted to attend the trial.

“We have had players from Narooma, Moruya and Batemans Bay in the program and continue into higher levels of football competition with Southern Branch.”


Phone Shepherd on 0419 925 006 for information.

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An insight on the life of Gough Whitlam from a long-time friend

Gordon Jaques long-time friend of the late Gough Whitlam. Photo: STEPH KONATAR.THE late Gough Whitlam touched many lives, today Dubbo’s Gordon Jaques reflected on the time he spent with him at university.
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He was saddened to hear of the former prime minister’s death and wanted to pay tribute to a great man.

Mr Jaques met Mr Whitlam as a freshman studying law in 1939 at St Paul’s College at the University of Sydney.

Mr Whitlam was a second year law student, captain of the debating team and him and Mr Jacques became good friends.

Mr Jaques was also a friend to the Dovey family, particularly Bill and his sister Margaret Dovey.

Margaret Dovey of course came to be Gough’s wife of almost 70 years.

Mr Jaques said he “looked a leader” even in university.

“What I liked about him is that he strode through St. Paul’s College as though he owned the place,” he said.

“He got the room next to his at college made into a living room and had an archway cut out of it.

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