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NT swimming coach to train Barras THE recently appointed community swimming officer for Swimming Northern Territory, Paul Schindler will make his first visit to Nhulunbuy to work with the volunteers at Gove Barras to deliver swimming coaching sessions to the club’s growing membership. Mr Shindler’s role is a new position at Swimming Northern Territory and has been created to provide help, service and support to the swimming community. “My main focus of work is to increase swimming participation levels within the Territory and also provide another communication link within the swimming fraternity,” Mr Schindler said. He is a bronze level coach who has returned to Australia following a five year stint in London where he developed a very successful swimming club and

programme there. He will be visiting Nhulunbuy from Monday to Wednesday December 5-7 to provide the Gove Barras Swimming club with coaching support. The Gove Barras Swimming club is currently swimming out of the Gove Aquatic Centre and are looking at competing in the upcoming Vorgee NT Open and Age Championships in Darwin in March. Mr Schindler will also deliver a short swimming programme to the local schools in the region. “I am providing a programme that will promote and support swimming in the Nhulunbuy community. Swimming is a life skill that promotes a healthy and active lifestyle and is a great way to make new friends. Swimming clubs are also a great social environment for children and parents.”

The Golf Doctor with Andrew Bridge

THE Golf Doctor is a regular column brought to you by your local golf professional, Andrew Bridge. Since taking over the management of the Gove Country Golf Club a few months ago Andrew has been keen to see many people interested in taking up the game of golf. To help both the beginners and veterans looking to improve their game Andrew is handing out some useful tips through his column.

RIGHT: Top of the swing.

At the top of your swing:

Lesson A: shows the shaft parallel to your target line, note the right leg is bent, not straight, and the back is facing the target.

The finish of the swing

Shows the golfer facing the target showing all their spikes on their right foot. Note the slight tilt to the right as well.

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LEFT: The finish of the swing.

Local lad kicking goals for NT GOVE lad, 24-year-old Kevin Vearncombe, has signed for the North East Australian Football League’s Northern Territory Thunder for 2012. According to the current NEAFL Premiers “Kevin is another success story from the Thunder’s 23rd player rule. Living out at Gove, Vearncombe took every opportunity when it presented itself playing a total of seven games for Thunder in the 2011 season. Kevin has been rewarded for his efforts being offered a Thunder contract for the 2012 season.” Kevin’s rise has been one of determination since his days playing for the Nhulunbuy Saints. His debut was as 23rd man in The Thunder’s round 14 win over GWS Giants at the TIO Stadium Darwin. If travelling to Darwin was not daunting enough, during a five week period last season the game took him to Brisbane, Cairns, Alice Springs and Sydney. The Papua New Guinea-born utility was recently interviewed by NT News where he described how representing the Territory has changed his approach to the game. He told NT News “I wasn’t really planning on playing for Thunder and my name got thrown out there for being one of the better players in Gove,’’ he said. “I thought it would

Kevin Vearncombe in action. be a big step up from where I was. “I wanted to see what it was like to play in a bigger competition, even if it was just to give me confidence to play better football when I got back home if further opportunities didn’t come. But it’s opened up my eyes. As long as the opportunities are provided to me, I’ll be keen to play for Thunder.’’ “In Gove you are used to getting a lot of ball and being a good player, and when you

come over to a higher league it’s harder to get the ball,’’ he told NT News. “I expected it to be a lot more physical and fast and structured, and so far it’s pretty much what I expected. It makes me want to get fitter, try harder and get better. I want to have more involvement in the game but it’s a hard process and you’ve got to work your way in there.’’ All of this effort has been rewarded with a contract for 2012 ... Just watch this space...

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