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August 25, 2011

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Sherriff captures Bowls Central Coast Grand Slam

by Kevin Dring

ttalong team mates Harley McDonald and John Roberts paved the way for their skip Aron Sherriff to win the Bowls Central Coast Triples Championship and become the first ever bowler to win all four Central Coast major championship titles of Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours in the one year.

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It’s fitting that Sherriff should etch his name into the Central Coast record books in such a way, after outstanding personal achievements over the past eighteen months in winning the Australian Singles title, representing Australia at Commonwealth Games in Delhi and then winning the World Champion of Champion Singles crown. So the Zone Triples Championship became that something extra special with forty four teams taking to the greens at Bateau Bay in winter sunshine eager to test the champion’s consistency and powers of concentration over six games of play

(l/r) Aron Sherriff skip), John Roberts, Harley McDonald Ettalong Memorial spread over two weekends. Played in four sections, the competition was keen and of a particularly high standard. The highly fancied Ettalong combination of Harley McDonald, John Roberts and Aron Sherriff won Section 1 but were

fully tested in the third round to scrape home by just one shot (19-18) over The Greens team of Peter Redman, Phil Flippence and Tony Scott. They beat the Avoca Beach team of Dick Love, Richard Nowland and Peter Coombes (24-11) to win the

(l/r) James Roberts, Darren Morrison (skip) Allan Joss Everglades

section and a berth into the semi-final. The Wyong trio of Stephen Elliott, Ray Bourne and Craig Bell displayed good form to win Section 2 with a telling victory (23-14) over another strong Ettalong combination in Mark Endacott, Graham Maier and Tony Laguzza to set up a showdown against Sherriff in a semi-final. But once again, the Ettalong boys proved too strong over the Wyong trio with a 22-14 win for a spot in the final Ettalong were again to the forefront in Section 3 with John Wiblen, Danny McNeilly and Lee Trethowan recording strong wins especially in the Section final over Lou Robertson, Ron Sanday and Dean Wilson from Bateau Bay (36-10). The Everglades combination of Alan Joss, James Roberts and Darren Morrison were in good touch in Section 4 with solid wins in the early rounds and

a convincing win in the Section final over Gosford City’s Wayne Balfe, Allan Lewin and Guy Robins (2516) to progress into the semi-final against Ettalong’s Lee Trethowan. The Everglades combination had Trethowan’s measure to lead 21-13 after 18 ends, but in a never say die performance, the Ettalong boys fought back to tie the game 23 all after 25 ends but then dropped a heart breaking three on the extra end for Morrison’s Everglades team to sneak into the final. The final between the “young gun” skips of

Sherriff and Morrison was reminiscent of their many tussles in the junior ranks having both shared centre stage at the RNSWBA Presentation Night in 2005, with Sherriff being named the Bowler of the Year and Morrison being named the Junior of the Year. Morrison’s team of Allan Joss and James Roberts started strongly and led 9-2 after six ends and it looked as if an upset was on the cards but champion players have that ability to fight back and Sherriff’s team of Harley McDonald and John Roberts won the next six ends to lead 11-9 after 13 ends. The gauntlet had been thrown down by Sherriff’s team who were unrelenting with a telling four on the 17 end to establish a 17-11 mini-break. The outcome was ominous and the Sherriff combination proved too strong over the closing ends to record a convincing 24-13 victory. Aron Sherriff had achieved the elusive “Grand Slam”, and he was the first to thank his various team mates in Tony Laguzza, Lee Trethowan, Harley McDonald and John Roberts who had all been part of his success. Aron also made special mention of the Ettalong Club management and the Ettalong members who made his move to the Club so easy and enjoyable which has contributed to his good form and today’s special achievement.

Finals fever his weekend will see the start of the finals play offs for Rugby Union, which will be held at Woy Woy Oval, and the Central Coast Premier League, to be held at Pluim Park, Lisarow.

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August 25, 2011 - GRANDSTAND - P3

Bell captains paintball team

Simmons hits international competition oy Woy Judo Club coach Daniel Simmons, aged 26, has returned from the Pan American Tour where he r e p r e s e n t e d Australia along with seven other selected competitors.

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On June 28, the team flew to Miami Florida and competed in the Miami Open, held on July 1 and 2, and the U.S. Open on July 3. Daniel’s weight division of Men’s u73kg had 36 competitors in four pools of nine players. The players are seeded on International points, as these World Cup Tournaments, for some countries, are Olympic selections. As this was Daniel’s first International competition, he was unseeded and therefore his and three other player’s names were thrown out into a pool at random. Daniel’s first bout came up against Kiyoshi Uematsu, a Spanish World Champion who had just competed in the IJF Grand Prix in Düsseldorf where he won the Silver Medal. Uematsu cleaned up his pool and went through to the final. The division was won by Khashbaatar of Mongolia. Daniel won his first fight in the U.S. Open against an American player but was defeated in the next preliminary round. After the three day competition, a training camp was held prior to the next leg of the tour. World Elite Athletes and Coaches took part and exchanged knowledge and helped players with certain techniques. It was at this camp that Daniel befriended U.S. Coach Jimmy Pedro. Jimmy took Daniel through a terrific training

session for two hours and has extended an invitation to Daniel to visit his New York Club in October this year. On July 7th the team departed for Barcelona, Venezuela for the Barcelona World Cup. For personal safety, all visiting teams were restricted to their hotels. A training area was put in place in the hotel until the days of the competition. Daniel’s division was reduced to nineteen this time, as other teams had stayed in America to train before the third leg of the tour in San Salvador. Daniel drew a bye and then came up against David Papaux of Sweden. Daniel was two points up when his opponent initiated a throw, Daniel spun out and landed on his stomach, but the referee awarded a five point score for the technique. The Swedish competitor failed to win his next bout which stopped Daniel proceeding through. On July tenth, they flew to Caracus, Monte Cristo and then onto El Salvador for the San Salvador World Cup. This time, the players were allowed to venture out of the hotel, so when not training for the competition they went on a tour to a volcano and walked through the local markets. For their final competition, Daniel drew Sandor Taraba from Hungary in a field of 24

players. A strong European contingency were the standout players, but were hindered by referee decisions that caused quite a bit of controversy with Team Coaches. Daniel’s experience at this level has given him the confidence and extra knowledge of European Competition. As all trips are self funded, he is taking on extra work and back into a strong training regime in readiness for the Victorian International Open in Melbourne on August 19th & 20th. VIOC is a National Points Tournament where those who win first and second make selection for the next Oceania Championships in Samoa. Daniel will be joined by Jordan Smith for the VIOC Competition. Jordan is the current Junior Men’s u81kg Australian Champion since winning the Gold Medal at the Australian National Championships, Perth in June. Jordan has been selected to represent Australia at the Junior Worlds Championships in Capetown South Africa on November 3 to 6. We wish them good luck in their venture and wish to thank all those responsible in helping them reach their potential.

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Chris Bell Elektra Photography

hris Bell of Empire Bay captained Team Explicit in the Super 7’s Professional Paintball series over the weekend of August 13 and 14.

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of teams competing, it is obvious that it is one of Australia’s fastest growing sports. The paint flew hard and fast, as teams battled it out with skill and determination. Sydney Swat team took out the winner’s trophy,

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P4 - GRANDSTAND -August 25, 2011

Youth spirit not to go unnoticed

Coast to host Union Country Championships

by Chris Warwick

he Central Coast Junior Rugby League President recently had the pleasure of awarding 3 young men with inaugural Presidents Merit Awards.

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The 3 players were Jacob Preston, Dylan Skilton and Joshua Ryan (pictured) from the Berkeley Vale Panthers Under 16/2s team for their community minded spirit in assisting an elderly lady earlier in the year who had taken a tumble. Unbeknownst to these players, the lady is the sister of Life Member and Judiciary Panel member Mr Brian Gee. The Central Coast community should be aware that the vast majority of our younger population are friendly, respectful and polite members of our society. More often than not, we hear of the negative incidents of junior sport, whatever the code and it is truly newsworthy to report on incidents such as these.

by Larry Thomson

he Central Coast Rugby Union has been chosen to host the 2012 Country Championship Weekend.

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These 3 honourable young men did not report this to anyone to look for

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have done in the same situation. As the story did reach me, I felt they should be rewarded with something. I would encourage any Club Presidents or Secretaries to report deeds such as these so that we can emphasise the good news stories which are bountiful throughout the Central Coast in all sports.

Morrie Breen Oval, Toukley will be the venue for the Country Championship Weekend, which will be staged on 31 March and 1 April 2012. The venue is one of the premier sporting facilities on the Central Coast, and has hosted numerous high profile representative Rugby Union, Rugby League and Soccer events. Central Coast President Larry Thomson said “The Central Coast Rugby Union fraternity as a whole, together with the Gosford City and Wyong Shire Councils, had put their full support behind hosting the Championship Weekend.” The nine Country Zones will contest the championships and will play matches in seniors and Colts over the two days to determine the winner of the Caldwell Cup, Richardson Shield, Colts Championship and Colts Plate. More than 450 players from around the state will participate at the Championship Weekend,

which will also serve as the final selection process for the GrainCorp NSW Country Cockatoos and Country Cockatoo Colts Representative Squads. NSW Country Rugby Union President Barry Ruddy said “the Central Coast Rugby Union is to be congratulated on the high standard of their impressive tender submission, which had fully addressed the criteria of the tender process.” He went on to say “the awarding of the tender had been a difficult task, as the standard of the tenders which had been received was very high, with each of the tender groups having buy-in from their local Councils and Tourism Bodies.” The 2012 Country Championships will be played over two weekends, with the Qualifying Matches being played on 24 March 2012 at various locations across the state, and then the semi-finals and finals at Toukley on 31 March and 1 April 2012. The 2012 Country Championship Draw will be announced at the end of August 2011.

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Roller Derby prepares for its third outing

by Val Bridge Photos by Val Bridge

ollowing the second bout of the Roller Derby event held on Saturday August 13, the third bout is scheduled for September 3 at Niagara Park.

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In front of a sell out crowd of 500, the Little Goodie Two Skates once more skated their way through an action packed one hour bout to defeat the Axles of Evil. Once again, this new derby league gave the crowd something to crow about, with some huge spills, tactical plays and over the top displays of ‘derbiality’ something which many of the fans wanted. At the conclusion of the first half, scores were favouring the Goodie Two Skates at 66 to the Evils 38,

with the Evils desperately scrambling for a lucky break. In their desperation to gain the higher ground, the Evil’s strongest jammers point scorer, Allure ‘N’ Kill, was sin binned allowing the Goodies, Anyarism, to do some serious scoring. The second half of the bout saw the Axles Of Evil come back with a lot of enthusiasm. They used some strong walling tactics that threw the Little Goodie Two Skates off a little, but not for long. Once they had the taste of winning, the Goodies could not be stopped, and after a massive 14 point round by Goodies jammer, Lickety Split, it was clear who the winner would be. The final score for the encounter was Goodie Two Skates134 to Axle of Evil’s 91, but Evil warns they will

be back; stronger than ever. Roller Derby guru, trixem-vixen said, “Look out for the next meeting, with some team changes and strategic plays to be updated, you can

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P6 - GRANDSTAND -August 25, 2011

Central Coast Rugby League looks into girls comp

by Chris Warwick

he Central Coast Division of Junior Rugby League is, once again, looking towards introducing a Girls Rugby League program for the 2012 Season.

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The inaugural program began in 2010 and was a great success. This season, however, did not eventuate due to a lack of players. Girls are able to play mixed gender Rugby League up to and including 12 years of age. Many of these girls wish to continue playing, and the only way they can do that is to play Girls Rugby League. There are also a number of girls who are interested and curious who have not played Rugby League before. The girls play a modified version of the game in the early stages, although it is a contact sport, not Touch Footy or League Tag. A fee will cover playing gear and insurance and games would be played on a Saturday. Development training will be given to the girls in the early stages to ensure the utmost safety of the players. A lot of people would be aware that Women’s Rugby League is played at State and International levels, and I am sure that, after witnessing the girls playing in 2010, it would not be long until we had another State or International Representative from Central Coast sport.

Central Coast bowlers excel by Garry MacFadyen

t the NSW InterZone 7-a-Side Championship held at Forster on Saturday 13 and Sunday14 August, the Central Coast Zone U18’s walked away with the Bronze Medal having been narrowly been defeated by Zone 6 in the semi-final.

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This was a game that went down to the last end of the pair’s game, with both zones having already won 1 rink each, Zone 6 the singles and Central Coast the 4’s. Zone 6 won the end and went on to contest the final, while Central Coast played off for third place against a very strong Zone 3 (NorthWest NSW). The misfortune of missing a place in the final was reinforced by their form in the fight for bronze. Singles player Zac Robertson of the Ettalong

Club played brilliant bowls to win a tight game by 3 shots, while pairs combination of Jacob Casswell of Ettalong and skip, Luke McBeatty of Everglades won the pairs in fine style by 7 shots. 4’s team of Caileb Peck (Bateau Bay), Brad McIntyre (Avoca Beach), Cody Moffat-McDonald (Ettalong) and Matt McGaw (skip) from The Greens fought hard to secure a clean sweep for the Central Coast team with a 1 shot victory. It was a proud moment for the 7-man side when they stepped up to receive their bronze medals, because going into the tournament they knew they were considered rank outsiders. Their team-work, application and a ‘nothingto-lose’ attitude was suitably rewarded. Even better news for U18 bowls on the Central Coast is that, with the exception of one player, all boys are available for selection again for the next two years.

Kincumba Mountain challenge he Rotary Club of Kincumbera not for profit community based club- is conducting a run over Kincumba Mountain in conjunction with the Kincumber Community Festival to be held on Saturday September 17 2011.

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The Club is raising funds for many of their community projects, including the proposed Shipbuilders’ Memorial Walk project at Kincumber. The Kincumba Mountain Regional Reserve is a very leafy area with abundance of wild life, diverse bird species including Rainbow Lorikeets and the regular sighting of grey kangaroos. The Kincumba Mountain Challenge will start on the

old tip road off Koolang Road at 9am on Saturday September 17 and finish in the Father Patrick Croke Circle, a cul-de-sac near the Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre where the Community Festival is to be held. The course has a number of difficult areas to challenge the enthusiast runners who would like to finish in a short time on the 4.5 km track which rises to 200 metres height over Kincumba Mountain. The Kincumba Mountain Challenge starts at the Old Tip Road off Koolang Road Green Point then proceeds up Koolang Fire Trail continuing up Sid Pulsford Trail to Kincumba Mountain Kiosk. It then follows Glassons Trail down the mountain to finish at the Kincumber Festival.


August 25, 2011 - GRANDSTAND - P7

Zach wins junior tennis series

New Super 6 concept for young cricketers

by Greg Aitchison

oyalson-Wyee RSL Cricket Club has announced a new initiative for the upcoming cricket season on the Central Coast.

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Thanks to the cooperation of the DoyalsonWyee RSL, modified cricket pitches are being constructed in the RSL complex to cater for a game called Super 6s. The game is for boys and

girls from 5 to 8 years of age and is played on a reduced size field. Super 6s is noncompetitive with every player participating equally. Games are played on school day afternoons once a week and take less than 90 minutes to play. The season is set to start in October, and will go through to February, excluding School holidays. The games are played in conjunction with the Cricket

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NSW Milo In2 Cricket Have a Go program. “We are proud to be launching this exciting new development in the Doyalson and Wyee area,” enthused Cricket Club President Greg Aitchison, “This is a great way to introduce youngsters to the game of Cricket where they can be fully involved while learning the skills and having fun.”

Championship Triples at Umina

by Eve Phillips

Zach and his coach Brett Hagan from Wyong Tennis Centre.

n Sunday August 7, local resident Zach Ahmajani, a 10year old boy from Our Lady Of The Rosary Primary School in The Entrance, has won the under 10 boys Tennis Medibank Junior Development Series (MJDS) in

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game on August 12.

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It saw Chris Cole, Cherie Johnson and Jeanette Gaul play against Dawn Burrows,

Sue Clark and Pat Neal. The game started off, with Dawn’s team taking the lead, but at the 15th end, Chris’s team pushed ahead to 20 points to 13 for Dawns team. A nail biting finish of 23 to 21, Cherie commented, “she was shaking so badly on the last end she could hardly believe they did it”.

the Northumberland region. Zach represented Wyong Tennis Centre in the Central Coast, proudly accepting the trophy for highest point scorer of the series and following through to win first place in The Champions of Champions. Zach achievements follow his outstanding play since May 2011, where he

has been undefeated in 42 matches straight to finish in his first place position. Now one of three boys, Zach will continue on to play in the state series to represent our region at the Gosford Tennis Centre in October this year. Zach is a humble and well rounded boy who deserves our best wishes as he continues to fulfil his tennis dream.

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P8 - GRANDSTAND -August 25, 2011

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NSW Super League Granville Rage V Central Coast FC Postponed match played at Garside Park, Granville. August 21 Report by Ray Sandell

his final game ever for Central Coast FC should have been played at Pluim Park last Friday, but due to heavy rain and a flooded pitch, it was transferred to Granville’s home ground two days later.

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The match was played before a miserable sized crowd of no more than forty people, including about twenty from the Central Coast, on a miserable drizzly winter’s day, and on a shocking pitch that had more bumps than a mogul ski run and nearly as much sand as Bondi Beach! Not the type of conditions and atmosphere to play an important football match for either team. However, having said that, the match was a fast flowing affair, with all players giving their all, and was good entertainment for the measly crowd. Granville started as expected, considering they needed three points to ensure their position in the semi finals, and had Central Coast under attack from the kick off. Three or four times in the opening fifteen minutes, they had opportunities to score, but either missed with poor finishing or brought out good saves from Coast ‘keeper Jonathan Faeber. On the 26 minute mark, Rage made a further attack down the right hand side, and the ball found its way to Pasqualino Cappuccio, who made no mistake with a low drive into the corner of the net. This appeared to shake Central Coast into action and they immediately came into the game and put pressure on the Rage’s goal.

Coast captain, Jamie Lobb, playing his usual good game, urged his players on and led by example by making darting runs into the Rage penalty area, and generally causing frustration to the Rage defence. Grant Maundrell was showing his early season form, and he and Lobb combined in many attacks, but the important equalizing goal would not come. When they did look like scoring, Rage’s experienced goalkeeper, Jason Holmes, got his team out of trouble. The second half was as even as could be, with both teams continuing to attack, and the match moved up and down the field keeping everybody on their toes. Chances galore went begging, and when shots were on target, they were either saved by good goalkeeping, or last minute desperate stops by defenders. Cappuccio and Holbrook went close for Rage, and Lobb and Maundrell did the same for Coast, but as the final whistle blew the half time score remained the same and Granville had cemented their place in the semi finals. Central Coast, for whom coach Peter Preston had taken the opportunity to give a few younger players a start in first grade, although beaten, had shown they still had what it takes, and had ended their twenty five years at the top level in the State with honour and proving that they will be sadly missed. Youngsters Dale Hall, Jamie Young, Craig Wieckowski and Sam Kirk all performed well and showed they had what it takes in the higher level. What a pity they will have to leave the Central Coast to gain further experience in the top grade.

And so an era of top level senior football on the Central Coast of New South Wales came to an end. Thanks must be given to the many, many, players, coaching and management staff, club officials and supporters, for their efforts and contribution to the Club over the years. As to what will happen to the many talented young players who will emerge from the new Academy set up, will never be known. Most will have to venture outside the Central Coast are to Newcastle or Sydney to further the promising careers in the world’s number one sport. And the powers that be call this progress! Amen.

A. Mattous. Subs Not Used: 10 G. Kallinanis, 17 J Sahni, 10 C Mustafa. Coach: Yellow Cards: 18 Pasquilano Cappuccio 59min Red Cards; Nil Referee: Jim Barnes 7/10 Assistants Referees: Ryan Pigron, Ben Samson Pitch Rating: 3/10 Game Rating: 8/10 Players To Note: Central

Coast: Jamie Lobb, Dale Hall, Jamie Young Granville Rage: Pasquilano Cappuccio, K. Holbrook, S.Ly

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A further more comprehensive report on this matter will be published on the next edition of Central Coast Grandstand

Macarthur Rams v Central Coast FC Sunday 14 August 2011

Granville Rage: 1 (P. Cappuccio 26min)

Match report by Ray Sandell

Central Coast FC 0 Match Stats: Central Coast FC: Player listing: 1 Jonathan Faeber (gk), 5 Jamie Young (Sam KIRK 55min) , 6 Jamie LOBB (c), 7 P. Mcginley, 8 Darren Cooper, 9 Nathan Byrn , 10 Mitchell Harper (Graham Toope 89Min), 12 Alex Burrell, 14 Grant Maundrell, 15 Dale Hall, 33 Craig Wieckowski. Subs Not Used: 22 Geordie Howe, 20 Jay Pilson (Gk). Coach: Peter Preston. Yellow Cards: Dale Hall 46Min, Darren Cooper 64Min. Red Cards: Nil Granville Rage: 1 James Holmes (Gk), 2 A Bakmaz, 4 C. Mckinnon, 6 J. Cartisano, 7 David Harding (Craig Morley 82Min), 9 K. Holbrook, 12 S.Ly (R. Kennedy 75Min), 13 David Carrozza, 16 C. Hedge, 18 Pasqualino Cappuccio, 20

entral Coast proved that they intend to have say in the makeup of the final five when they held Macarthur Rams to a 2-2 draw at Lynwood Park.

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The Rams, who have floundered in the past week, went a goal up early to Matt Sadler, with just seven minutes gone. But the Coast drew level

when John Whelpdale won a penalty after being upended in the box. Whelpdale put away the spotkick. Shannon Hankin then gave the Rams the lead but within two minutes, the Coast got back on even terms after Jamie Lobb scored following a mazy run. Coach Peter Preston was pleased with his chargers. “We showed great character and played some

really good football. “We were dominating there in the second half although they did have a couple of gilt edged chances later on,” he said. Macarthur Rams 2 (Matt Sadler 7, Shannon Hankin 54’) Central Coast 2 (John Whelpdale 47’ pen, Jamie Lobb 52’)

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Dragons clean up Womens Premier League by Val Bridge Photos by Val Bridge

n playing their last competition game before getting into ďŹ nals fever, the Gosford Dragons managed to secure

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Finals Fever this weekend

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ell it’s that time of year when Pluim Park gets inundated with the joys and disappointments of Grand Finals time.

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in the major playoff, whilst in the minor semi Tuggerah will attempt to upstage third placed Wyoming to go through. First grade games are scheduled to be played at Alan Davidson Oval with the minor semi played ďŹ rst kicking off at 12:30, with the WPL playoffs will be held at Pluim Park with commencing with the minor semi kicking off at 1:15pm. All games scheduled for Sunday August 28 with Grand Finals set down for September 10 and 11 at Pluim Park.

the season. Scheduled to play Tuggerah at Gavenlock last Sunday the ďŹ nal competition game was moved to Pat Morley oval from the mud bath called Gavenlock, but it seemed from the ďŹ nal result there was no loss of a home ground advantage with the Dragons thumping Tuggerah 7-2. Goals came from everywhere, as Tuggerah desperately tried to stem the ow against them and scoring two of their own to show that Dragons keeper, Katherine Thaux, can be beaten. Scorers for Gosford were; Nat Dawson [2], and Ange Beattie, Megan Sullivan, Cassie Bigarelli, Neisha Klessattel, Kate Dawson each got one apiece. Coach Mark Yule said, “It is pleasing to see that it’s not just strikers who are ďŹ nding the back of the netâ€?. Yule went on to say the team will now concentrate on the ďŹ nal playoffs before looking to contest the Champion of Champions. Avoca WPL have also found new energy by coming back from a 2 nil deďŹ cit at half time, with the game ending in a three all draw played out last Sunday

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P10 - GRANDSTAND -August 25, 2011

Central Coast Rugby Union

by Larry Thomson Photos: Angela Beattie

Round 17- First Grade Results, August 13

ariong and Gosford played out an intense 12 all draw in their match at Kariong Oval on Saturday.

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Despite the closeness of the scores throughout the 80 minutes and the lack of try scoring until the final few minutes, it was an intense and exciting game of rugby. The draw secures Gosford a spot in the Major Semi-final, while Kariong are now definitely in the Minor Semi-final. The first 40 minutes was a real tussle both in the forwards and backs. Both teams were very physical at the breakdown and good defence saw both teams on the back foot. The backlines had limited opportunities to make that vital breakthrough and when there was a half break good defence put an end to that. Gosford kicked two penalty goals, through fiveeight Tim Hill, in the first 20 minutes to take a 6 point to nil lead at that time. Kariong centre Sione Taito was very strong and made several inroads at this time. He was well supported by John Malu at five-eight who was getting his backs on the save your job...

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go forward. Gosford had the better of the first quarter of the game. Their standout player at that time was five-eight Tim Hill, who was very strong, especially in defence. He was well supported by flanker Hugo Pike, who was often the first player to the breakdown, and halfback Damien Montgomery was also having a good game. Up until the 30 minute mark of the first half neither team looked like posting a five pointer. However, in the final 5 minutes Kariong was on continuous attack. They were held up over the line and also did not take a very kickable shot at goal. Gosford displayed great defence at this time and were able to hold onto to a 6 point to nil lead at the halftime break. Gosford went further ahead in the opening minutes of the second half with another penalty goal and led by 9 points to nil. The start of the second half was continuing in the same vein as the first 40 minutes. The game was being marked by dogged defence and the scoring chances were being kept to a minimum.

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Kariong did have more chances during this period as a result of a consistent flow of penalties. However, on up to 3 occasions, the Kariong team turned down attempts at goal in an attempt to score a try. For the first 35 minutes of the second half this was to prove all in vain. Gosford’s Tim Hill kicked a further penalty goal at the 18th minute to take Gosford to a very handy 12 points to nil lead. No.8 Paul Sutherland was playing well for Gosford and his combination with flanker Andrew Moseley was proving effective. Fullback Derek Peachey on occasions looked dangerous but good defence limited his chances. The game certainly opened up in the final few minutes of the match. Kariong flanker Hama Mapapalangi capped off a strong game when he crossed for a good team try. The conversion of this try made the score Gosford 12 Kariong 7. Within 2 minutes of this try, a Kariong kick through resulted in a try to Darren Cooley to square the scores at 12 all. The conversion by John Malu was missed, and the scores to remain at 12 points all at fulltime. Gosford had the game secure with only a few minutes to go, but a surge in scoring by Kariong in those final few minutes resulted in the draw. Kariong – 12 Tries: Hama Mapapalangi,

Darren Cooley Goals: John Malu (1 conversion) Gosford – 12 Goals: Tim Hill (4 penalties)

Terrigal scored a convincing win over Warnervale at The Haven Oval by 36 points to 7. Terrigal led by 17 points to nil at the halftime break and were in control of proceedings at that stage. A feature of their win was the three tries scored by centre Guy Schofield in one of his best displays for the club. Others to play well for the home side were No.8 Ryan Metcalfe and flanker Luke Dwyer. Warnervale played well but were always that little bit behind on the scoreboard. Warnervale have had a great season and will be a force in 2012 with their very young side. Terrigal, despite the win, cannot make the Finals, but have gone very close.

Ryan Metcalfe Goals: Aaron Tait (1 conversion), Tom Sheehan (2 conversions) Warnervale – 7 Tries: Josh Holman Goals: Josh Rennie (1 conversion) Ourimbah defeated Woy Woy by 45 points to 0 to Ourimbah Rugby Park and as a result of that win have secured fourth spot on the competition ladder. Ourimbah were always in control and ran in 6 tries to nil. It has been a pleasing final few games for the Ourimbah team, and their performances show they will go well in the semi-finals. Best for Ourimbah were Brett Marchant and Nick Meyer, while fullback Anthony Eriksson scored 15 points with the boot. Ourimbah – 45 Tries: Brett Marchant, Peter Friend, Nigel Kennedy, Nick Meyer, Dane McNamara, Ryan Pike Goals: Anthony Ericksson (6

Terrigal – 36 Tries: Guy Schofield 3, Luke Dwyer, Tom Sheehan,

conversions, 1 penalty) Woy Woy - 0 Northlakes finished the stronger to defeat The Entrance by 28 points to 15 at Slade Park. It was not all one way traffic as The Entrance led by 15 points to 13 with fewer than 15 minutes to go in the game. At that stage, an upset was on offer, but Northlakes were able to cross for late tries to take the victory. Best for Northlakes were Brad Hayes and Tyson Boyes, while The Entrance were best served by prop Matt Evrard and veteran back Adam Williams. Northlakes – 28 Tries: Brenton Law, Tyson Boyes, Shane Nesbitt, Brad Hayes Goals: Marshall Hemopo (1 conversion, 2 penalties) The Entrance – 15 Tries: Mark Gillings, Adam Little Goals: Adam Williams (1 conversion, 1 penalty)

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Central Coast Rugby Union

by Larry Thomson Photos: Angela Beattie

Round 18 - First Grade Results, August 20

urimbah played excellent rugby to defeat Gosford by 15 points to 12 at Gosford Showground Field.

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The match was played in atrocious conditions and the very muddy playing field certainly turned the game into a forward struggle. The game was a very even struggle in the opening stages with neither team able to gain the ascendancy. Ourimbah were the first to post points when they scored a 70 metre try. Ourimbah made a break well in their own half with fullback Ryan Pike making a long break before passing the ball to flanker Brett Marchant who scored in the corner. Ourimbah led by 5 points to nil. Gosford quickly replied with one of the best individual tries of the year. Gosford fullback Peter Miller mad a break on the halfway line before chip kicking. He regathered the ball and then he beat two defenders before scoring under the posts. The conversion of the try put Gosford into the lead by 7 points to 5. Gosford, then in the 20th minute, scored their second try when centre Josh McGlynn scored a good try to make the score 12 points to 5 and that remained the score at the halftime break. Best players for Gosford

at this time were No.8 Shanon Hardgrave, lock Luke Hennig and centre Tim Hill. However the feature of the game was the muddy conditions and that was certainly having a huge influence on the game. The standard of rugby was exceptional when considering the damp conditions. Ourimbah got well and truly back into the match in the second half and played the better rugby. They had the territorial advantage and this paid dividends in the second half when winger Steven Pike scored a try under the posts. This was converted and the scores were squared with 20 minutes to go. The game developed into an arm wrestle for the remainder of the half. Ourimbah kicked a penalty goal soon after to take the lead while Gosford failed to kick their penalty attempt. Best players for Ourimbah were flanker Brett Marchant, prop Brett Cunningham and No.8 Jordan Deaves. They played well and were a significant influence in the forward struggle. It was a well deserved win by Ourimbah and this will hold them in good stead when they take on Kariong in the Minor Semi-final next Saturday. They will go into this game with much confidence following the win. Gosford would be most

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disappointed with the loss especially on the eve of the Final Series, but they know the result does not affect their position on the table and they will meet Avoca Beach in the Major Semifinal in two weeks time. Gosford – 12 Tries: Peter Miller, Josh McGlynn Goals: Tim Hill (1 conversion)

They were instrumental in the win but were also well supported by all the other players in the team. Kariong led early but simply could not hold out a rampaging home team in the second half. The loss would be a concern for Kariong going into next week’s semi-final against Ourimbah. Best for Kariong were flanker Craig Dawes and five-eight Derek Peachey.

They played well to guide Terrigal to the win. Northlakes gave it their all but were simply outgunned on the day. Several players were good for the home side, and none were better than centre Taena Nisbett and five-eight Marshall Hemopo.

Woy Woy – 22 Tries: Matt Hopkins, Nick Garnett, Kane Burns, Angus Stewart Goals: Dan Campbell (1 conversion)

Terrigal – 22 Tries: Cameron Strachan, Ryan Atkins, Aaron Tait, Jono Small Goals: Tom Sheehan (1 conversion)

Kariong – 21 Tries: Tom Clay, Blake Silvester, Lucas Koschel Goals: Sione Malu (1 conversion), Peter Larke (2 conversions)

Avoca Beach readied themselves for their title defence with a storming win over The Entrance by 71 points to 7 at Heazlett Park. Avoca Beach ran in 11 tries to totally dominate proceedings for the entire game. Winger Matt Maloney was able to score 39 personal points with 5 tries and 7 conversions. Best players for Avoca Beach were No. 8 Chad Martin and prop Jeremy Etcell. The Entrance stuck to their task and were best served by lock Luke McLenaghan and flanker Clint Guyatt.

Ourimbah – 15 Tries: Brett Marchant, Steven Pike Goals: Anthony Eriksson (1 conversion,1 penalty) Woy Woy caused the upset of the season when they defeated Kariong by 22 points to 21 at Woy Woy Oval. It was a wonderful way to finish the season for the Woy Woy team. Kariong, who are in third position in the competition and guaranteed a place in the Finals, were expected to win. But they met a determined Woy Woy team that would not say die. Kariong got away to a great start and in fact led by 21 points to 5 at the halftime break and at that stage it seemed to be all over. But Woy Woy, in their best 40 minutes of the season, scored 17 points to 0 to bring about a great win. Best players for Woy Woy were No.8 Kevin Pike, lock Paul Gooley and halfback Stephen McNamara.

Terrigal finished the season a high when they cruised to victory over Northlakes at Slade Park to the tune of 22 points to 3. Terrigal, despite missing the semi-finals, completed the season with successive wins and proved they were probably unfortunate to miss the Finals. Terrigal controlled proceedings for much of the game and were never to be headed. Best players for Terrigal were halfback Ryan Atkins, lock Phil Heard, and hooker Alex Farquhar.

Avoca Beach – 71 Tries: Matt Maloney 5, Dylan Hardaker 2, Bradd Sheridan, Justin Staben, Tom Murphy, James

The Entrance – 7 Tries: Adam Williams Goals: Adam Williams (1 conversion, 1 penalty)

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P12 - GRANDSTAND -August 25, 2011

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Central Coast Rugby Union

by Larry Thomson

Minor Semi-Final Preview, August 27 he 2011 Series commences.

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The Final Four sees four teams that are very evenly matched and it shapes as one of the closest Premiership races in many years. All four teams have equal chances to take out the 2011 Premiership and all matches shape up as being very close. The competition in 2011 has been one of the most even competitions throughout and most teams were in semi-final reckoning right up to the last weeks of the competition. This Saturday’s First Grade Minor Semi-final sees Kariong up against Ourimbah in what should be an enthralling game of rugby. This clash is shaping up to a very interesting game of rugby. Prior to last week’s round, most people would have thought Kariong would be firm favourites to win this game and continue on to the Preliminary Final. However, with Kariong losing their final round game last week against Woy Woy in an upset, and Ourimbah defeating the second placed Gosford, the thoughts of

many on who will win this game have been forced into a rethink. Kariong have been good all year and will still go into the game as favourites. They have a solid forward pack headed by prop Shannon Beavan and No.8 Sione Ofenaghue. These two players will lead from the front and will have Kariong on the go forward for the full 80 minutes. The tussle between the forward packs will be the key. Both teams have excellent forwards. Ourimbah have Captain and prop Brett Cunningham in great form, and their loose forwards, Brett Marchant, Conan Hill and Jordan Deaves, have played wonderful rugby all season. Ourimbah will have to get control in the forwards and if they do that they can win this match. Kariong definitely have the pace out wide. Outside backs Lucas Koschel and Derek Peachey have speed and skill and have proved dangerous all year. They have scored of many tries, and if the Ourimbah backline defensive pattern is not in order, they will be in

plenty of trouble. Ourimbah’s backs have performed very well in recent weeks. Five-eight Joel Wagner, winger Steven Pike, halfback Alex Lucas, and outside back Anthony Eriksson have all played their part and have contributed to Ourimbah’s recent successes. The Minor Semi-final is always an intense match, but this year it will be even more so. Both teams have had excellent seasons and both will be desperate to proceed to the next stage and not be eliminated from this year’s competition. Ourimbah will try to keep the play as much as possible in the forwards. They are strong in this area both in the tight five and in the loose forwards. Lock Tyler Jones, a NSW Country Colts representative, has been playing excellent rugby and has been winning good ball at the lineout. Kariong will feel they can control the battle up front but would also feel that they may have the advantage with their outside backs. These players have speed to burn and may prove the difference on the day.

This will be a most interesting game of rugby and one that should hold the interest of the crowd right from the opening whistle until the end of the game. The Second Grade Minor Semi-final has the same two teams as in First Grade playing – namely Ourimbah and Kariong. It is a big day for both clubs. Both Ourimbah and Kariong will be very evenly matched in this grade. Both Kariong and Ourimbah have finished the season in great form and have recorded some excellent wins recently. Both teams are quite even on the points table so there is nothing between them. Both have similar styles where they will try to play it tight but then they do have those individuals who can make that vital break to end any deadlock. This will be a tight struggle for the entire match. The Third Grade Minor Semi-final will be an equally interesting game as the other two games. Terrigal Colts and Avoca Beach meet in what should prove a free flowing game of

rugby. These two teams have been evenly matched all year and Saturday will be no different. Terrigal Colts have had a great end to the season since joining the Third

Grade competition and have defeated all comers. They will be the favourites in this game although the last time these two teams met a few weeks back there was only a couple of points in it.

CCRU Finals Series match times:

Minor Semi Final

Woy Woy Oval - August 27 11.50 am - 3rd Grade - Terrigal Colts v. Avoca Beach 1.20 pm - 2nd Grade – Ourimbah v. Kariong 3.00 pm - 1st Grade - Kariong v. Ourimbah

In the event that the scores are level at the end of extra time, the team that finished higher on the table shall be deemed the winner.

Major Semi Final Woy Woy Oval - September 3 11.50 am - 3rd Grade - Ourimbah v. Northlakes 1.20pm - 2nd Grade - Avoca Beach v. Northlakes 3.00pm - 1st Grade - Avoca Beach v. Gosford

In the event that the scores are level at the end of extra time, the team that finished higher on the table shall be deemed the winner.

Preliminary Final Woy Woy Oval - September 10 11.50 am - 3rd Grade - Loser Major v. Winner Minor 1.20 pm - 2nd Grade - Loser Major v. Winner Minor 3.00 pm - 1st Grade - Loser Major v. Winner Minor

In the event that the scores are level at the end of extra time, the team that finished higher on the table shall be deemed the winner.

Grand Final Woy Woy Oval - September 17 11.45 am - 3rd Grade - Winner Major v. Winner Prelim. 1.15 pm - 2nd Grade - Winner Major v. Winner Prelim. 3.00 pm - 1st Grade - Winner Major v. Winner Prelim.

In the event that scores are level at the end of extra time, both teams will be declared Joint Premiers.

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Umina Beach Ladies Bowls Championship Fours

Triples Championship a nail-biter

by Eve Phillips

by Gaie Keating

he weather held out for the Wamberal Women’s Bowling Club Triples championship final, which was held on Tuesday August 8.

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The game was extremely

close all the way, and the lead changed several times between eventual winners Barbara Hilliard, Fay Sims and Carol Allis, and runners up M Bradford, J King & M McCreadie. The final score was 2019.

his year’s winter of rain pushed Umina’s bowls program into chaos.

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Umina Ladies Beach Bowling Club were forced to play several Championship games over two weeks in

L to R: Julia Haigh, Betty Cusack, Gwen Jarratt, Bev Bartle August. a pretty even game. The Fours Championship In the 21st end Bev Bartle, game was played at Umina Gwen Jarratt, Betty Cusack on August 16, at last, a and Julia Haigh team won lovely sunny day. 22 points to Elaine Gould, The ladies all from the 1st Lyn Kennedy, Anne McHale grade played a tense game, and Jean Boardman team’s with very good changing 16 points. heads and excellent bowls, The ladies said they

played the game, with Lyn Nesbitt in their wishes to return to the team, healthy and well again. Lyn is in currently in Gosford Hospital after suffering a stroke.

Fishing report ain, rain, go away come back another day is about all the fisho’s are doing - singing to the gods for a fine weekend so we all can go fishing without getting wet or coming home with a cold.

R The winning team - Barbara Hilliard, Fay Sims and Carol Allis

Martial Arts at Spring Fair

by Deborah Lowndes

artial Arts demonstrations by Munen Muso, Oztag and representatives from Central Coast Rugby 7s will be among the features of The Central Coast Grammar School Annual Spring Fair, to be held on Saturday September 3.

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What started as a school fete has developed into a monster day of activities that

attracted over 4000 people to the event in 2010, which will be in its 27th year this year. On Saturday September 3, the school invites the community to enjoy a day of entertainment, pony rides, amusements and novelty stalls, and for the food lovers you’ll enjoy food from around the world. The show opens on Saturday September 3, 9am to 3pm, and Sunday September 4, 10am to 3pm.

A lot of tackle shops have been very quiet with the weather, so all these guys will be happy to see the sun shine come back on the weekends. The guys at BNB have been busy with the weather, setting up their live squid tanks again, and the boys say the jewfish will be out in good numbers after the rain, so being prepared is the key to success. Fishing has been slow, but for those who have braved the conditions, some have been rewarded for their efforts. All the rain has bought the bream out to play, with couple of local lads using stinky baits to catch good fish up to the 850gram mark. Whiting have been slow, but the odd good whiting is still being caught.

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If you can get your hands on bloodworms you should do alright, bloodworm has good scent for when there is a lot of fresh water in the system, but also attracts a lot of undesirables like the banjo ray, which seems to love fresh bloodworm on offering. There have been reports of flathead starting to be caught around the flats at Saratoga, Paddys Channel and Patonga. With that being said, September is not far away, so the flathead will

be starting to be a more frequent catch. The soft plastic brigade will be sorting out their favourite colours and we will be seeing these guys out and about chasing the big lizards, which love to take soft plastics. Pearl beach is still producing some good fishing down the southern end, where the swell doesn’t affect it too much. Some local fishermen over that way have been getting good bream along the rocks using floating

by Rob Longney

baits. Outside fishing has been reasonable when the swell settles down, good catches of kingfish and snapper have been had. The gravel patch has been the favourite spot for the guys to fill their bags with a few of those pesky leather jackets amongst them. Looking at the calendar in the past 16 weeks we have had 13 weekends in which it has rained and previous weather forecast are predicting more rain to come yet.

TIDE CHART (Fort Denison)

LAT 33° 51’ S - LONG 151° 14’ E - TIME ZONE -1000 Times and Heights(m) of high and low waters Time - Height(m) Time - Height(m) Time - Height(m) Time - Height(m)

THU - 25 0458 - 1.13 1032 - 0.56 1709 - 1.58 2357 - 0.41

FRI - 26 0550 - 1.22 1128 - 0.48 1800 - 1.69

SAT - 27 0040 - 0.30 0636 - 1.32 1218 - 0.38 1846 - 1.79

SUN - 28 0121 - 0.20 0721 - 1.42 1308 - 0.29 1931 - 1.85

MON - 29 0201 - 0.13 0804 - 1.53 1358 - 0.22 2017 - 1.87 FRI - 2 0451 - 0.24 1115 - 1.70 1736 - 0.29 2339 - 1.43 TUE - 6 0309 - 1.12 0845 - 0.58 1530 - 1.55 2228 - 0.45

TUE - 30 0242 - 0.09 0849 - 1.61 1448 - 0.18 2105 - 1.83 SAT - 3 0539 - 0.34 1209 - 1.66 1842 - 0.37

WED - 31 0324 - 0.10 0936 - 1.68 1542 - 0.18 2154 - 1.73 SUN - 4 0039 - 1.28 0631 - 0.45 1309 - 1.61 1956 - 0.43 THU - 8 0525 - 1.20 1101 - 0.53 1735 - 1.59

THU - 1 0407 - 0.15 1024 - 1.71 1637 - 0.22 2245 - 1.59 MON - 5 0148 - 1.17 0733 - 0.54 1416 - 1.56 2115 - 0.46 FRI - 9 0015 - 0.37 0613 - 1.28 1155 - 0.48 1822 - 1.61

WED - 7 0425 - 1.14 0957 - 0.57 1638 - 1.56 2328 - 0.41

APPROX. TIME LAG AFTER FORT DENISON Ettalong 40 min, Rip Bridge 2hrs - Wisemans Ferry 2 hrs 30 min, Koolewong 2 hrs 10 min, East Gosford 40 mins, Woy Woy Bridge 1 hour 35min, Terrigal NIL, Tuggerah / Entrance 3 min early, Gosford 3 hours, Hawkesbury Bridge 1 hour, Point Clare 2 hour 45 min


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Cricket season launches with Pat Riley Memorial Day

by Aidan Cuddington

he Central Coast Cricket Association will launch the 2011/12 season with a day of entertaining cricket at Mt Penang Main Oval on Saturday 3 September, starting at 10.00am.

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The Pat Riley Memorial Day honours the memory of Pat Riley, who provided many years of wonderful service to cricket on the Central Coast, while also paying tribute

to past, present and future representative players. The day kicks off at 10.00am with a match on the Main Oval, and while this is going on, there will be a “Come and Try” session for blind cricketers in the nets and a game between two teams of deaf cricketers on the adjacent Village Green oval. For lovers of cricket history, there will also be an opportunity to see some fascinating cricket memorabilia from the early part of the 20th Century.

Roos finish season on a high note n Sunday August 14, the Kincumber Roos all age girls finished their season on a high, after winning against Doyalson 3-1.

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Mariners plant trees ive Central Coast Mariners players spent time planting trees in Tuggerah on Sunday August 21, nearby to what will soon be the Yellow and Navy’s stateof-the-art Centre of Excellence.

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mina Beach B o w l i n g Club’s President’s and Officers Day provided president Ross McIntyre the opportunity to pay tribute to those members that have

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