Top Fly Fisherman Visits Tully to Give Tips THIS past Saturday morning, Tackle World Tully hosted a lures workshop with Jackson Lures’ pro angler and International Product Manager, Brett “Bretto” Wilson at the Tully Hotel. It was his first such presentation to a Cassowary Coast audience and a crowd of roughly 70 people lined Butler Street just before 9am in anticipation of the event. Minutes later, they filed into The Shed room of the hotel to learn about old and new lures available from Jackson Lures, a Japanese company that has specialized in fishing equipment since 1980. On the face of it, it looked like a pure marketing event, but upon a deeper examination, Wilson leaned upon his decades of experience as a top fly fisherman to teach the crowd, which consisted of men, women and children keen to get up close to the expert fisherman. Wilson went into a lot of detail about how each lure worked, how to apply some of his favourite techniques and what kind of fish they were likely to catch. It was his first such seminar in Tully but he plans to do more in the future. Wilson started up by showing a movie that was totally in Japanese, although it did have English subtitles that you could read if you got a seat near the front of the presentation. It seemed like a dubious choice to open with: the movie consisted of two Japanese workers explaining their daily jobs. The gentleman’s job was to get the colours right in order to attract the fish. The lady’s job was to assemble the lures. This part of the presentation demonstrated the attention to detail they both gave to their daily tasks and the pride they took in their work. “I hope the lures I make catch lots of fish,” she said.
As the short movie ended, the method in Wilson’s madness emerged. “As you can see, every lure is handmade and takes a lot of time,” he said. He then proceeded to show various lures both on the big screen and in his hand, explaining the technology behind each lure and how it will move unpredictably in the water, zigging and zagging for instance, allowing it to trick fish into believing it is a live sea creature. He also explained how some of the lures were designed to be cast pretty far in the air and how they were manufactured to be aerodynamic so that they flew straight and far. “They will land in the ideal position facing forward before descending beneath the surface,” said Wilson. In Japan they have specially designed fishing lakes stocked with a plentiful supply, but you catch bigger fish the further away you cast. After discussing each lure, he then offered the chance for the local residents to ask questions and he seemed very knowledgeable. His presentation clearly inspired people because a few minutes later, many of them crossed the road to visit Tackle World Tully to inspect the lures up close. At the end of his presentation, Wilson pulled raffle tickets from a jar and gave out prizes to his fans in the crowd. He said that Australia is the number two customer in the world for Jackson Lures, second only to France, and that Tackle World Tully is the number two store in Australia out of about 50 stores. Tackle World Tully’s big Easter sale will continue until May 6 according to Derek Maynard, Manager of the local store.
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TULLY is the main business and fishing centre for the Cassowary Coast. Within a half hour drive is the magnificent Hinchinbrook Channel and several major creeks where anglers can fish for Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Fingermark, Salmon, Tarpon, Trevally, Queenfish, Javelin, Bream, Black Jew, Whiting and Mud Crabs. Also close by is the fantastic Tully River which has the best wild freshwater fishing in Queensland with species such as Sooty Grunter, Jungle Perch, Barramundi and Tarpon. Other leisure activities on the Tully include canoeing, bushwalking and the world famous White Water Rafting. A short 20 minute drive sees you in beautiful Mission Beach, the gateway to the Family Group of islands only 5 kilometres off shore which include the resort islands of Dunk and Bedarra. Fishing opportunities are abundant around the group with Spanish, Spotted, School and Doggie Mackerel available in season along with Fingermark, Queenfish, Trevally and many reef species also on offer. Other activities around the islands are waterskiing, Jet Ski tours, snorkelling, spear fishing and perhaps a quiet cold beer at the bar located on the sand spit at Dunk Island. The Great Barrier Reef is only 20 nautical miles offshore where the majority of the reefs are still open to fishing and spear fishing. We have the full range of reef species including Coral Trout, Nannygai and Red Emperor as well as pelagic fish such as Tuna, Trevally, Dolphin Fish and Spanish Mackerel. There are also light tackle billfish grounds where you can expect Black Marlin and Sailfish to around 50kgs. www.facebook.com/tackleworldtully/
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A couple of short breaks in the weather last week allowed boats to travel out to the islands. The large schools of bait which are often around this time of year were present but unfortunately they were down deep. There was some pelagic action, mostly some very good quality Bluefin Tuna. If we can get a few dry days the water quality will improve and we will see the Queenfish, Trevally and Grey Mackerel move in and start harassing these bait schools. This is also when we start seeing a few Spanish Mackerel showing up. The estuary fishing has also been tough due to dirty water and the colder water conditions, a result of all the fresh water. It is still possible to do reasonably well, you just have to look for cleaner, warmer water. I have also found that water temperatures are higher by as much as 1 or 2 degrees in the afternoon and this can make a huge difference. Last Sunday we found the fishing tough in the morning but eventually caught a dozen small Barra as the water conditions improved during the afternoon incoming
Silkwood Bowls Club Last Wednesday the Social games on April 10 saw Anna Della Bella and Karin Rastoll defeat Carol Lowe and Lee Mayell 22/13. Scrounger was played between Tony Haydock, Delmo Tarditi and Wayne Mayell Tony was first over the line with 103 points followed by Delmo 76 and Wayne 62. Sunday April 14 of Club Champion Ship Round 2 Men Singles continued Delmo Tarditi and Dan Dunne faced a very competitive and challenging game to reach the first 25 points and after 32 ends the decision went to Delmo 25, Dan20 The Sunday social saw Anna Della Bella and Chris Lower defeat Brian Brooks and Karin Rastoll 24/22 As usual Friday Night Barefoot Bowls was enormous fun so come along and try our bowls game. Bowls are provided and all are welcome. We start with a BBQ at 6pm followed by a game of bowls and ending with a cuppa and something yummie! FREE BOWLS COACHING. The 1st Saturday of each month start 9am at Silkwood Bowls Club. All are welcome. For more information call Denise 0400791517. You can follow us on Face Book with all upcoming events. Social Bowls are played at Wednesdays and Sundays please
tide. Those that are prepared to put in an effort and shift their crab pots around have been rewarded with some great mud crabs over the past week. The coastal creeks such as the Hull, Murray and Dallachy are all crabbing well, you just have to put in the effort and find them. The Hinchinbrook area has been crabbing well and is well worth the effort with some really big bucks being caught. I have not heard much in the way of Grunter caught over the weekend, however this weekend the tides are really good for Grunter, especially that early morning run in tide. The Barra fishing up in the brackish and freshwater reaches of the Tully and Murray rivers has been fantastic with good numbers of mostly-smaller fish being caught. Local identity Freddy Senko lost an absolute horse of a Barra while live baiting last week, which just shows that these big girls will travel right up into the freshwater when conditions are right. There has also been some reasonable Sooty Grunter and Jungle Perch caught by fishing the smaller creeks and drains. Check the water in these small creeks is clear first- some big crocs are now getting into some areas that you would have considered safe in the past. In my
opinion we definitely need to consider harvesting the eggs, these smaller crocs are forced to travel into these areas by the larger males. Unfortunately they eventually will get bigger and will become a threat. The weather forecast for this weekend is for winds in the 10 to 20 knots range. There could possibly be a small window to get out to the islands on Saturday morning, but unfortunately at this stage fishing on Sunday will be confined to the creeks. This is not all bad news however as the tides are ideal to fish for Grunter up on the Hinchinbrook flats. The larger run in the tide will make fishing for Barra and Jacks in the creeks difficult, you will either have to fish the higher tidal extremities of the coastal creeks or fish the slack water on either side of the afternoon low tide. Another alternative is to travel down to Hinchinbrook and fish the mouth of the drains around the sheltered waters of the heart of the channel. Unfortunately access to Port Hinchinbrook or Fishers creek will be impossible for a few hours around the bottom of the tide. Don`t forget the crab pots. Good Fishing Roly Newton Tackle World Tully
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register by1 pm to start play at 1.30pm. Tully Bowls Our Wednesday Jackpot pairs finally got underway on April 10 with eight players who came and really enjoyed the magic weather and the format of three bowl club selected pairs. The winners were Ian Revie & Rita Pezzutto with a margin of 19 to 8,they won a $10.00 voucher. The jackpot did not go off so it is set for $66.00 for next Wednesday. Please ring 40681230 before 1.30pm for a 2.00pm start. Robyn Brunello won 153 to 137 against Molly Dunn in consistency. Val Zamora and Bev Achilles travelled to Yungaburra to play in the combined FNQ teams of ladies pennants. Sunday April 14, saw sixteen bowlers enjoying the great weather. The winners were Adrian Woolard and Rod Bradley they won a $10.00 voucher. Last Friday night went well. Please note: NO BOWLS THIS FRIDAY, GOOD FRIDAY. But there will be bowls on EASTER SUNDAY. Our new shade cloths were installed over the seating and they look impressive thank you to all who helped.
Innisfail Men’s Bowls On Thursday we again had a good crowd of 31 bowlers on the green. After a tied score the trophy had to be decided on a count back with S. Pagano, M. Clifford, G. Steve winning the trophy. Saturday was another good day with nineteen on the green. Bragging rights went to G. Anderson, S. Dallapozza and R. Russell. Two games of “A” Singles were contested during the week. M. Bright defeated J. Walker. And D. Leech defeated G. Anderson. The following games have been called to be played April 21. “A” Singles: F. Catelan versus I. Humphries. G. McDonald versus S. Micale. M. Clifford versus S. Clarke. Pairs: G. Anderson, J. Walker versus T. Burns, S. Pagano. The Nomination Sheets for the Consistency Singles and Mixed Pairs is on the board so get your names in. The first round of Division 1 Men’s Pennants will be played on April 27 with two games being contested by Innisfail. The first game will be against Cairns at Stratford at 9.00 am. the second will be against Marlin Coast at Marlin Coast at 1.00 pm. The team chosen to represent Innisfail is F. Catelan, S. Howe, M. Clifford, G. McDonald. G. Ander-
son, P. Broccardo, S. Pagano, J. Walker. A. Siliato, G. Edgerton, L. Fedalto and K. Clarke. With the skips to arrange transport. The Bruno Destro Shield will be played at South Johnstone on May 4 and 5. The Innisfail team selected is A. Strano, G. Anderson, S. Pagano and J. Walker. Innisfail Ladies Bowls Pam Anderson is the Ladies Open Championship Singles bowler for the second time after defeating Esther Manly convincingly in the final held last Wednesday April 10. The B Grade singles also got under way in perfect weather conditions where despite a good fight by Dell Steve in the second half of the game, Ann Windsor went on to win the first round. In the social game, Eileen Hamann, Helen Paterson, Marcia Ryall and Ellie Petrie 28 were too strong in the final ends for Daphne Kirkman, Lyn Stevenson, Ann Rule and Joan Atkinson 11. It was great to have Marcia Ryall back on the green in such fine form after knee surgery which has kept her away for several months. Innisfail ladies will have a very busy few weeks with bowls in Yungaburra, Edmonton with their Easter Day event held at Innisfail Bowls Club.
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AS if the week wasn’t already hard to get up for, a trip to Cairns on a Sunday proved a little too much for the Tully Tigers as both grades left Stan Williams Park empty handed against a steady Brothers outfit. Reserve Grade Coach Steven Barrett barely left the grounds with any hair on his head such was the controversy surrounding the reserve grade game, when the boys went down 2422 in a dour affair. If all reports are correct, then the players should hold their heads up after starting the game with only 12 players. The Tigers then hit the lead with only 10 minutes left, and this is where the real circus began. If you think me being stood up for a date with Jessica Mauboy was unfair, how stupid was it when legendary cane farmer big Wal got held up 3 times over the try line. I even remember a time when I played that Wal was held up over the try line, but the ref gave him a try based on his celebration. If you think that was ridiculous, well, just like the TV guy selling magic household appliances, there’s more. They had 9 regular players out, 5 more
tries disallowed by the same touch judge, cold water in the showers and Innisfail had no KFC on the ride home. Overall Steven was very proud of the effort and can take some confidence in the return bout when our boy face them again. A special mention to evergreen Mr Cricket Joshua Chadwick, who turned back the clock in a display that could only be described as close to JT. Cheers for helping us out, because I doubt that will be the last time. Three points went to bash Brother Shane Leahy who put in another terrific performance up front. If the planets were finally aligning to give the A grade boys a much-needed win after coming close in the last few weeks, the bloody sun and Jupiter forgot to show up as our boys were sent packing with a 40 point drubbing at the hands of the Brethren. What seemed like a good few weeks leading into this game, Brothers were prepared to show us why they are a finals team every year. After speaking with A Grade captain Fabian Tauli after the game, it was clear as day what we did wrong. “They were too strong in the middle, and our game plan of challenging them didn’t give us anything. Those injuries in the first half didn’t help, and not playing smart didn’t either.” As hurt as the legendary
front rower sounded, he still managed to sound upbeat about what lays ahead “We can still fix our season, cause it’s only the start. I thought Benny Campo and Aiden Bennett playing their first comp game were outstanding. Hopefully we can get everyone back on the same page.” The CDRL takes a break for Easter and Rep games, so hopefully we are ready to go when the competition gets back underway. Tully Tigers Womens team had a break on the weekend, with preparations already beginning for the next match against the Sharks on May 11 in Mossman. Captain Rebecca Davies still thinks we can be the team to beat if we stock our playing ranks. “Our next training will be on the 25th of April, 6-7pm, so if you are interested, come on down and sign on. We have got a good bunch of girls already that have seemed to gel easy. A few more won’t hurt.” So if you are interested, get on down to training. After weeks of rubbishing the Gold Coast Titans in the NRL, the Brar Boys little cousins the Surface Paradise Nippers were the only thing to celebrate anything Qld rugby league after they beat the in-form Penny Panthers. The Broncos were embarrassed by the Tigers and the Cows were literally robbed. The Storm has remained unbeatable, with
hooker Cameron Smith becoming the greatest point scorer in premiership history when his purple team overcame a desperate Cows side. South Sydney came back with a vengeance with Cody Walker crossing the stripes four times against the hapless Warriors. St George are starting to look like a threat to the comp, but my money is still on the Roosters to lift the trophy at the end. Big congrats to the great Greg Inglis for a magnificent career, which has surely made one Leearna Burke cry when he announced it on Monday. His contribution to the game is unmatched and will be missed by all those who enjoyed watching him. When he first came onto the scene in 2005, he was nothing short of a broomstick, but could move like Harry Potter sitting on it. He was the last survivor of the 06 origin series when Qld started on that golden run of 8 series win. He scored more tries than any other play-
ers in origin history, but more to the point, he represented what big games are all about. He could be in average form playing club games, but as soon as origin season rolled around, there was rarely any other player who came close to him when it came time to smash the Blues. He made a positive influence on the All Stars concept, which filtered down to any young player aspiring to make something of themselves whether in footy or life. He took home the Clive Churchill medal for best on ground in a grand final while playing 5/8, terrorised NSW from fullback and centre and won premierships for both Melbourne and the Bunnies. When it’s all said and done, I am quite sure that the name GI will get a mention when it comes to picking the next Immortals along with Smith, Slater, Cronk, Locky and JT. Thanks for the memories GI.
Innisfail Golf Club The weather started to clear a bit with only a few showers coming through each day, let’s hope we are not too far away from some great golfing weather! A big thanks to all the helpers that came out & assisted with the green reno’s & we’ll start to see the benefits very quickly! Wednesday Allsporters Comp (Tee off times 12pm & 3pm): The numbers are increasing at the Allsporters each Wednesday. Well done Ian Rule for a great round! 1st - I Rule 22pts and 2nd - J Lombardi 20pts. NTP - J Lombardi. Vandeleur & Todd Solicitors Stable-
Tully Bridge Results Monday 8/4/19 Kath McGowan / Geoff Stapley Sandy Raiti / Sandy Mollenhagen Dianne Spearmen / Jan Pease Friday 12/4/19 Jan Pease / Clydie Pease Kath McGowan / Rhonda Murdoch Vilma Bonassi / Margaret Pease
ford (Tee off times 12pm & 3pm): The Golf Gods shone down on the field for most of the day, with some great weather & impressive scoring. Mick Wilkinson & Brett (Coach) Gould had the rounds of the morning groups with 39pts, 42pts & a date with the handicapper! The afternoon groups tried hard to chase down the score with Lance Massina & Daryl Wall shooting 39pts. Jake Cockle got back to some form with 1 under the card, but couldn’t get the extra couple of points to clench the victory. Well done Brett! 1st - B Gould 42pts and 2nd - J Cockle 41pts. NTP’s: 1st & 10th - J Cockle, 2nd & 11th - J Cockle, 3rd & 12th - A Butorac, 4th & 13th - M Wilkinson, 5th & 14th - J Cockle, 6th & 15th - A Singh, 7th & 16th - T Mann, 8th & 17th - E Nest and 9th & 18th - T Kopp. Junior Golf: The weather wasn’t as great for our Juniors & we had to play a shortened course. Our young stars still loved to get out to play & shot some great scores in the rain & wet course. They are learning early, if you don’t play golf in the rain in Innisfail, you won’t play at all!! 9 Novice: 1st - Troy Singh 22nett and 2nd - A Gattera 24nett. NTP - C Cockle. 9 Modified: 1st - Regina Gattera 11nett and 2nd - Kiran Singh 24nett. NTP - K Singh. Upcoming Events: Harvey Norman Classic May 11th & 12th, Wednesday Allsporters - 12pm & 3pm tee times, Friday Comp - 12pm & 3pm tee times, Saturday Comp - Peak Aviation Stroke Tee off times - 730 am & 12pm and Sunday Junior Golf - 9am - 9 Holers, 9.30am - 6 Holers and 10am - 3 holers. See you on the course and play well. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook
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Golf This Week Tropical Coast Vets Golf results A small field of Tropical Coast Veteran golfers braved the wet conditions last Tuesday April 9 at El Arish. A single stableford event was played on a heavy course with immaculate greens. The ladies winner with 38 points was Kass Marshall followed by Julie Reed and Caryl Lovell. The men’s event was won by Steve Wells followed by Eric Zamora, Ewan Lovell and Bert Pajonk. The pin shots were awarded to Kass Marshall, Deb Giles, Ewan Lovell and Bob Williams. Next Tuesday will be a stableford event at Tully, 8am muster for 8:30 start.
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El Arish Golf We got in another full week of comps uninterrupted by the weather, starting with last TUESDAY’s Stableford. The winner was Fran Lomas on 35 with runner-up Arthur Hamilton on 31. Fran also took out the approach shot on 9/18. Unfortunately, Miss W. V. Bolton couldn’t come up to scratch with the game that day. THURSDAY’s Sporters once again had a great field playing a Stroke event on the 2nd 9. The results were as follows: The winner was Lindsey Perkins on a count back to Graeme Anderson both on 31 – 3rd. Wayne Bolton was third on 33 with Greg Eales fourth on 34. Least Putts went to Lindsey Perkins. NTP results: Jake Perkins was certainly on a roll, taking out #10, #11 and the Cash Pin on #14. Jason De Mauro took out #12, Kevin Tombs taking #13 and Paul Marland #16. SATURDAY’s comp V’s Par was a very ‘precise’ comp, as we virtually had to play below your handicap to come in a ‘plus’ winner. The Men did that exactly, with Tom Wikander the winner on +4 on a count back to Arthur Hamilton also on +4. The Ladies almost got there with Kelly Cavallaro winner on –2, followed by Fran Lomas 2nd on –3. NTP winners: 2/11 Men Paul Marland, All in on 4/13 Paul Topper and Ladies on 5/14 Kelly Cavallaro. The day was sponsored by El Arish Tavern and winners thank Wayne for his very generous sponsorship. This SATURDAY [Easter Saturday] a 2 Ball Ambrose will be played/choose partner, with a comp on Monday 4BBB Captain V’s Presidents Day sponsored by Golf
Cardwell golf Last Thursday April 11’s 18-hole event at Cardwell golf was won by Sneza Lazarus, second Jackie Olditch and third Christine Taylor. N.T.P.was won by Sneza and the approach shot by June Kane. The sporters 9-hole stableford was played in the afternoon and was won by Ian Ingram 20 pts, second Keith Hoare 18 pts on a count back from Geoff Reading and Rowly Mott, all with 18 pts. Christine, Taylor and Keith won the N.T.P.s Last Saturday April 13 the 18-hole stableford was played and won by Heath Sampson 36 pts, second Hugh Henry 35 pts and Kyle Bowman third with 34 pts. The run down went to Keith Bagley and Sneza Lazarus. N.T.P.s were Graham Snelson, Kyle Bowman, Chris Taylor and Keith Hoare. Thursday will have an 18-hole A.G. event, register 9.00a.m. for 9.30 tee off. Sporters 9-hole stableford, register 12.30. for tee off from 12.45. Saturday April 20 is a 4B.B.B A.G.event and Sunday April 21 is the Easter fun day Ambose. Four person teams for 9 holes, no handicap required. Please register at 10.00a.m. for 10.30.a.m. shotgun start. Cost for the day is $25.00 which includes lunch. Pre-registration is available please email: email@example.com A great day is assured for all who attend with lots of prizes to be won.
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SPORT Atherton Roosters defeat Innisfail retaining John Cole Toyota Mayor’s Challenge Trophy MARIA GIRGENTI ATHERTON Roosters A grade side had a dominant 26 - 12 win over Innisfail Leprechauns at Callendar Park on Saturday in wet and slippery conditions to retain the John Cole Toyota Mayor’s Challenge Trophy. Prior to kick-off, a minute’s silence was observed in memory of former Tully player Okesene Sala, father of Alex Sala and Kangaroos stalwart Tom Tassell. The annual friendly competition is held in good spirit and after the match Cassowary Coast Regional Council Mayor John Kremastos presented the trophy to Tablelands Regional Councillor Dave Bilney on behalf of Mayor Joe Paronella which was then presented to Roosters captain Jermaine Pedro and the winning Roosters team. Innisfail started the night with an early 6-0 lead before the Roosters hit back with two tries to lead 10-6 at the break. Two tries by Atherton in the second half pushed their lead out to 20 - 10 and although Inn-
isfail struck back with a try in the final minutes of the game it was all too late. Try scorers for Innisfail were Fred Koraba and Lata Fakalelu with Aaron Jolley slotting two conversions and George Toby was named Player of the Match. Mai Mani scored a double for Atherton while captain Jermaine Pedro, Blake Taylor and Ned Blackman also chipped in with one try apiece and Ty Grogan successfully booted three out of five conversions. Innisfail coach Leon Hallie said Atherton were just too good in the wet conditions as they had better ball control and showed more desperation in defence. “Losing Robbie Haren early in the game didn’t help, so the break will be good for our recovery as we’ve had our fair share of injuries.” “I know it’s only early in the season, however some weaknesses from last year were exploited again this weekend so we’ll be working hard over the next few weeks to be better against a good Kangaroos side,” said Hallie.
Despite a late comeback surge in the second half, Innisfail were unlucky to go down to Atherton by 26 - 28 in a thrilling Reserve grade clash. A double was scored by Jayden Rudken while the Player of the Match was Roy Mooka. After leading by 20 - 12 at half time, Innisfail Leps Under 18’s side went on with the job and defeated Atherton by 36 - 22. The game was called off with just minutes left on the clock after a serious injury to an Atherton Roosters player which saw him transported from the field by ambulance. Innisfail’s second-rower Anthony Lowden-Kearing was named Player of the Match. In their third game of the season, Innisfail women’s touch footy team continued their unbeaten run with a 1 - 0 victory over Atherton with Rylee Wallace the only try scorer in the first half. There will be no CDRL footy action
Boogan Stars Junior Football Club Sign On Day MARIA GIRGENTI A NUMBER of new and familiar faces attended the Boogan Stars Junior Football Club Come and Try Day held recently at Castor Park, Mourilyan which generated a great response with players in all age groups signing up for this season. Under 11s coach Brendan King said the club’s future was looking bright with healthy numbers signing on, especially in the Little Stars age group which is important for grassroots of the game. “It’s great to see children getting out, being active, learning the skills of the game and how to be part of a team.” Youngsters had the opportunity to meet the coaches and take part in mini games and friendly kick followed by a cold drinks and snacks for sale. The Boogan Little Stars is for boys and girls aged 3 - 5 years while boys and girls from Under 6 to Under 12 years make up the Juniors. The club is calling for expressions of interest for a 13/14s mixed social competition to be held in Silkwood or players in this age group have the option of playing for Innisfail United Football Club in the FNQ Football competition. Last year, players got a new rebranded playing kit which will be used for three years and the club wished to thank sponsors for their support: Innisfail Family Health, NKB Electrics, LaManna Premier Group, Innisfail Pro Motors, Creative Events Innisfail, Orora, Bayer, David’s Mowing and Maintenance, Innisfail Glass and Aluminium and D’Urso Air Conditioning and Electrical. Coaches for this year are: Darren Westerhuis (Under 12s), Brendan
King and Damien Musumeci assist- Fawn Westerhuis -Secretary; Kyra ed by Kaila Musumeci, (Under 11s), Bertram - Treasurer; Tash MusumeGavin Devaney and Erik D’Urso ci - Registrar and Tracy Darveniza (Under 8s), Carl D’Urso and Adrian - Grants Officer were elected as the Darveniza (Under 7s), and Daniella new officer bearers. Stephenson (Little Stars). The club wished to thank amazing The club would love to hear from committee from last year, especially anyone who is interested in assist- Darren Westerhuis and Gavin Devaing with coaching teams in all age ney who were farewelled. groups or volunteering to be part of Many helpers are needed for the club and assist on game days and a working bee on April 28 at 8:00am with sausage sizzles after training to upgrade, clean-out, refresh and resessions. organise the club’s facilities in time Little Stars only train on Thurs- for the start of the season. days from 5:15pm to 6:00pm at CasFor further information or spontor Park while six to 12 year old play- sorship, please contact the club via ers train on Thursdays from 5:15pm email: booganstars.soccer@gmail. to 6:15pm and then play games at com, visit the Boogan Stars FaceSilkwood soccer grounds on Satur- book page or website www.booganday afternoons. stars.org. Pre-season has started with the official season kicking off on April 27 after the Easter school holidays. Registrations and payment need to be completed before attending training and commencement of games. Costs for Under 6s Little Stars coach Daniella Stephenson with through to Under 12 are the future generation of soccer stars at the $185 while Little Stars Boogan Stars Junior Football Club Come and (ages 3 - 5) are $60 for the Try Day. season. Little Stars need to register and pay online while all other age groups can either register and pay online or at the club via: https://www.playfootball.com.au/ and if eligible, Get Started vouchers can be used. The club’s AGM was held recently at Castor Park where Renee McLe- 0926: Coaches Darren Westerhuis and Gavin od - President; Dayle Devaney with the Boogan Stars junior players Mauloni - Vice President; took part in drills and games on the day.
Tully Darts Results April 2 Spartons defeated Marlins 10/0. Derek Nona 11/6, Mick Stoter 14/6, Shaun Thompson 10/4, Nephi Denham 7/4, Sam DiMauro 10/1, Gary Blair 6/1, Rod Sollitt 7/0, Bev Achilles 7/1 Sam DiMauro 116/3. All Stars defeated Ghundois 6/4. Margaret Sarabo 5/1, David Kalkman 6/4, Dennis McLaughlin 11/5, John Jordan 7/4, Leonie Ward 12/6, Cameron Ward 6/1, Jahlee Mooka 3/2, Sharon Casey 4/2. Kingfishers defeated Ghundois 2 9/1.
Katter and Knuth take the reins on supporting small business in Kennedy KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter and KAP Member for Hill Shane Knuth are spurring on small business in their electorate, recently on show at a Tully horse riding facility. Visiting Reinsdown Horse Riding in Tully, run by Sam and Amy Strutt, Mr Katter and Mr Knuth saw first-hand the value of a small local business which capitalised on its surrounds to offer customers a memorable experience and attract a range of visitors and tourists. Mr Katter said the facility, which hosted personalised tours of a working cattle and horse property and catered for all riders from beginner to advanced, harnessed the beauty of the bush and rainforest. “Congratulations to Amy and Sam at Reinsdown Horse Riding; nowhere else can you ride in the jungle with the cassowaries and on the beach,” he said. The small business added significant value to the region and its capacity to attract more locals as well as visitors from Australia and overseas. “What these two great people have delivered is unique and a huge drawcard to the Paradise Coast, which is fast becoming a major tourism centre,” Mr Katter said. Reinsdown offers a personalised experience customised to individuals and small groups of all ages and riding capabilities, all hosted on the Strutts’ private 150-acre property. “We offer a range of horse riding lessons through to rainforest rides through to general farm experience for younger children, catering for all age groups,” Ms Strutt said. Children younger than eight are unable to go on the rainforest ride but can enjoy experiencing farm life, with the chance to pat, hold and feed farm animals and even ride small ponies in the arena. “It’s a good opportunity for city peo-
Larry Leedie 19/4, Charlie Darby 10/5, Ray Sarabo 11/4, David Stone 18/6, Richard Wimbis 14/2, Judy Meibusch 1/0, Emma Hagley 2/0, Glenda Dau 13/4 David Stone 1 x 180. Lowey’s Sharks defeated Marlins 7/3. Malcolm Muller Jnr 16/4, Malcolm Muller Snr 9/2, Dwayne Roberts 9/6, Warren Grant 10/3, Gavin Spencer 12/1, Charlotte Wone 4/1, Cecilia Duncan 2/3, Robert Milini 16/3. Malcolm Muller Jnr 62/2 Centre Bull finish. Tully Darts Results April 9
this weekend due to the Easter break but games will return on the following weekend of April 27/28. After the break, Innisfail will travel away to play against Kangaroos at Vico Oval.
ple to experience the farm life, for city kids to pat and feed animals; a lot of kids these days are on their iPads all the time but here, they’re outside and don’t have their iPads with them,” Ms Strutt said. The family built the undercover arena they hold horse riding lessons in ten years ago to be able to continue training their horses in wet or hot weather. They gradually took on more riding lessons and began hosting rainforest rides about two years ago. “Part of our property is in rainforest, and during rides we see cassowaries, Golden Orb spiders, bush turkeys, Ulysses butterflies and lots of birds. “The sounds of the creeks and birds singing in the trees (is beautiful),” Ms Strutt said. As small business owners, the Strutts said support from locals, tourists and governments was important to stay viable. “The more support we get from everyone is fantastic,” Ms Strutt said. With Tully’s short tourist season, Ms Strutt said she encourages visiting friends, family and clients to shop locally and support local tourism operators rather than travel to Cairns. Support local business and shopping locally is a cornerstone of KAP policy and values and Mr Katter and Mr Knuth urged all Australians and tourists to back local communities.
Kingfishers defeated Spartons due to forfeit. Falcons defeated Ghundois due to forfeit. All Stars drew with Ghundois 2, 5 all. David Kalkman 9/4, Dennis McLaughlin 12/2, John Jordan 11/5, Richard Wimbis 2/0, Judy Meibusch 4/4, Glenda Dau 13/4, Emma Hagley 2/0 Lowey’s Sharks def Marlins 9/1 Wendy Sollitt 6/0, Gary Blair 10/3, Bev Achilles 6/1, Rod Sollitt 7/0, Malcolm Muller Jnr 12/6, Malcolm Muller Snr 12/4, Dwayne Roberts 9/5, Warren Grant 11/4
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