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Issue 18 OCTOBER 2011



Small Dances Big Stories


Cover photo: Naomi Abdilla

Drinks & Nibbles

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Casual Acoustic tunes by local musician

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Wizpics Photography | Stephen Duffie |

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Letters to the Editor


Football Finals Fever……..what a crazy September it was, the tempo changes out on the field as the fight for survival to progress to the Grand Final makes you play your game like it could be your last. This brings out a high level of sportsmanship and that certainly makes for some good photography. But by no means does that mean we have an off-season of sport in Townsville. Where we finish with football, we start up with swimming, Surf Life Saving and other water sports, as well as indoor and other outdoor sports like cricket & vigoro enjoy the warmer months to compete in under beautiful conditions that Townsville hosts.

Ashamedly I will admit after living in Townsville for over 30 years that I have never been to a Dance North Production, well this month I will change that when I go see two productions listed in our cover story in this issue. After seeing Nicola on display for the cover shoot, I can’t wait to see her and the rest of the cast in action. Do yourself a favour and take yourself along to raw energy that boasts some of Townsville’s best talent.


Hi Duff Whilst visiting Townsville recently i was welcomed on my first night in our Motel by what was a near complete collection of Sport Lifestyle magazine. It was a great way to get a feel for the city through its sporting community via the pages of your magazine. Your letters from the Editor paint a very clear picture of the person who you are and what you are trying to achieve with your publication. Well done Duff. Being involved in the top end of the magazine industry in Melbourne, I thought i would take this opportunity to express my thoughts about your publication. Whilst it has a raw feel to it, i found it to be a very honest magazine with a real community feel to it. I noticed improvement in each issue with your last few issues having really improved due to the new layout. The photography is exceptional and a great choice of pictures to best represent the sport and the layout. Whilst i feel you have room for improvement with the presentation and content, I believe you have done very well with it so far. I found yourLocal Directory list very helpful and just for the record, we spent over $500 at vendors that were listed in the local Directory. I would like to subscribe and pay to have each issue mailed to me and if you

have back issues, I would like to also order one of each issue. Peter Crawford Hi Peter, Thank you for your positive words, your feedback and constructive critisicm. I am very passionate about photography and this magazine. Whilst I have my own community expressing how much they love this publication, it is good to get an outsiders point of view as well, and especially someone from within the industry. Whilst i am sure you were being very generous on your appaisal, I really do appreciate that you took the time to give me this feedback. Hi Duff, A sincere thank you to you, for the fantastic shots of our interschool touch competition. Your magazine gave our interschool sport exposure and your support is just brilliant. Thank you for being a part of our primary school touch this season. Outstanding job on another brilliant addition! Kind regards, Sue Christensen TPST President. Sue Christensen Belgian Gardens State School Hi Sue Thank you.

The Brewery have kindly donated a case of their finest beer - “Townsville Bitter” - to be awarded to the best ‘Letter to the Editor’ for each issue.

This weeks winner is Peter Crawford

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Contents | OCTOBER 2011 | Issue #18 Profiles: 8

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Cover Story - Dance North Paige Bauer- Hockey Taylor Barrett- Rodeo Zoe Burns- Baseball Brett Johnston- Fighter Lindy Sawbridge- Sailing Kelly Gibson- TaeKwonDo


20 Leg length Discrepancy - Jayne Arlett 25 How to improve your concentration -

Petra Creutziger

30 Demands of Cycling - Dr Deborah Latouf 34 Putting the balance back into your

living - Lissa Evans

41 Adhesive Capulitis - Angus Vincent 4

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Calendar of local events School sports Local sport news Wizpics photos of the month Community page 5 Minutes with......Sandi Corbett


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Healthy Meal- Coffee Club Business Profile - Townsville Academy of Performing Arts My Story - Jason Bishop Tori’s Challenge - Horse Riding JCU sport Local Directory SoDoKu


PUBLISHING EDITOR Stephen “Duff” Duffie

EDITOR’S ASSISTANTS Isabella & Willow Duffie

STAFF WRITER Lori Weightman


Victoria Braxton-Meadows Alf Wilson

To promote and encourage sport and a healthy active lifestyle


| Wizpics Photography |

Neale Winter

| Neal Winter Photography |

Ruth McKinlay Kathryn Evans

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8am Offshore Ski Racing Tobruk Pool, The Strand 10am NQ Body Building Show Ignatius Park College 11am Rodeo Bartlett Park 2pm Circus Spectacular Riverway Arts Centre 7pm Defence Charity Ball






8am Rowing Challege Riverway 8am Liz Burch King & Queen of the river swim Rossiters Park 8am Auto sports Hill Climb Mt Stuart 8am Rockwheelers Club Challenge Mt Stuart




7pm Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Civic Theatre

9 Saturday Brbra Fishing Comp Black River


9am Walk to Remember Anzac Park, The Strand

7pm Iraqi Nights Old Court Theatre, Sturt St (6th-8th October)

5.30pm Friday Night Markets The Strand 7.30pm WNBL - Fire v Bendigo Spirit. Rd1 RSL Stadium



8.30am All Blacks Carnival Brothers Leagues Club 11am Full Noise Festival Rugby Club, Hugh St 3pm Drag Racing Shaw rd Drag Strip 5pm NQ Sidecar Masters Pioneer Park 6pm Roller Derby Willows On Wheels

9th Annual Capoeria Festival, 8th - 16th

5pm Full Moon Drum Circle Gregory St Ampitheatre, The Strand



7pm NBL -Crocs vs Cairns Taipans The Swamp 7pm Sidecar Grandslam Pioneer Park 7.30pm Small Dance//Big Stories


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8.30am Downhill Mountain Bike Ross Dam Dirt Track Ayr 7.30pm Will Anderson The Venue 7.30pm Small Dance//Big Stories


6pm Frankie Vallie $ the Four Seasons Tribute Jupiters 7.30pm Small Dance//Big Stories



9am Northern Zone Sporting Clay Shooters Ross River 10am Jet Ski Racing Townsville Gun Club, Alligator Ck 10am Capoiera Display Gregory St Ampitheatre, The Strand 11am Bitumen Sprint Series Sun City Raceway

BMX Carnival, Murray


ANQ Track and Field Championships

If you have an upcoming event, please contact the editor to have it considered for inclusion in our list of events. Please forward all relevant details and information to

Whilst we go to great lengths to bring you a comprehensive and informative diary of events, we apologise if any information is incorrect and if your event is not listed in this feature.



7.30pm WNBL - Fire v Canberra Capitals RSL Stadium 8pm Queen - It’s a kind of magic Civic Theatre



10am The Festival of Russian Ballet, Civic Theatre

11am Cootharinga Cup Cluden Turf Club

7pm NBL Crocs v Perth Widcat The Swamp 7.30pm Aussie Hip Hop Fest The Venue, Flinders St



5.30pm Daniel Morcombe Walk Riverway 7.30pm Sydney Hot Shots The Venue, Flinders St

NOvemBER 4 Friday

Crocodiles Corporate Golf Day Willows Golf Course 6pm Speedway Ayr






10am Rob Harroson Memorial Karting Trophy Sun Cirt Raceway 6.30pm Fabulous Flicks Dance North 7pm NBL Crocs v Gold Coast Breakers Jupiters


9am Dragon Boat Regatta Rossiter Park 7pm Flo Rida Jupiters



9am Open Shoot Day Townsville Gun Club, Alligator Ck 10am Downhill Mountain Bike Mt Stuart

Saturday 9am Gymnastics Townsville invitational

11am Motor Cycle Road Racing Sun Citty Raceway, Shaw Rd 3pm King of the Hill Drag Racing Drag Racing Strip, Shaw Rd 6pm Speedway Brandon Sports Reserve 6pm Roller Derby Willows on Wheels



10am Jet Ski Racing Ross River English Solo Tour Pioneer Park Speedway


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Cover story

Vale “R.I.P Donn”

Dancenorth continues its focus on creating dance theatre last lap Donn’s that Donald is Grierson .... profound, confronting and highly physical, often taking its themes from social issues.


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Photos: Naomi Abdilla

Small Dances\\Big Stories Oct 13-15 Fabulous Flicks Oct 29 SPORT LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE 23/09/2011 10:04:18 AM

Dancenorth brings Small Dances\\Big Stories to life Dancenorth was established in 1985 in Townsville, North Queensland. Dancenorth balances a strong regional presence with a commitment to tour its innovative dance globally. Dancenorth delivers intimate, intense and thought provoking productions for the enjoyment of audiences locally, nationally and internationally.

In addition to its major dance productions, Dancenorth, as a not-for-profit organisations, develops and manages a number of additional programs that contribute to the local community. These include school education programs, community engagement, sweat shops (dance classes), touring productions and film festivals. It is through one of Dancenorth’s community programs that the latest production was born. Small Dances \\ Big Stories Solos is a moving series of solo dance performances by Dancenorth’s six talented dancers.

Small Dances \\ Big Stories Solos evolved out of the mentoring programme Dancenorth delivered to the Flexible Learning Centre in September 2011. The week long programme partnered six atrisk youths with Dancenorth’s professional dancers. One-on-one mentoring created an outlet for the individuals to express their personal stories in a moving and emotional dance- based expression.

Now Small Dances \\ Big Stories Solos showcases the professional dancers responses to their experiences of mentoring at-risk youth.

Artistic Director, Raewyn Hill, is highly regarded for her flair in balancing a strong physicality with a precise technical vocabulary and has managed her own professional dance company for many years. Over her eighteen-year career as a dancer she became one of New Zealand’s foremost contemporary dance-theatre practitioners. “For me, the creation of work is a cumulative process, where a variety of personal experiences and interests are broadened or narrowed then combined to form in one piece” Hill explains.


Dancenorth P. 07 4772 2549 Small Dances \\ Big Stories Solos Corner Walker & Stanley Streets, Townsville Q 4810 October 13 – 15, 2011, 7.30pm

Don’t miss out on another exciting October event at Dancenorth with the opportunity to support the company with a stylish fundraising evening. Coined by passionate supporters of Dancenorth, photographer Naomi Abdilla & event producer Bridget Hart have joined forces to create ‘Fabulous Flicks’.

Join them for a screening of the ever-stylish Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Style at Every Age fashion parade by Avanti the Fashion Salon with hair by Reds.

Just $35 for a theatre ticket gets you a glass of bubbles on arrival, a jam packed goodie bag, and the best seat in town on Saturday 29 October at Dancenorth.

WHO: Dancenorth P. 07 4772 2549 WHAT: Fabulous Flicks WHERE: Corner Walker & Stanley Streets, Townsville Q 4810 October 29, 2011, 6pm WHEN: COST: $35 ticket, $50 Diamond Class seat For media enquiries, interviews and photo opportunities please contact: Heide Hetherell, Publicist on 0488 132 636

Dancenorth would like to thank the Queensland Government via Arts Queensland and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Dancenorth would also like to thank Townsville City Council for their ongoing support.

Book online at dancenorth/booking.php


Photos: Naomi Abdilla

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School sport

Hockey - NAB Cup


Secondary Schools Athletics

The Croc to pr bask com Nort One com Thin whic the S Hoop

The see t scho with have chal gam a tea and and


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School sport

NQ Schools Rowing Championships


Crocs take on Townsville Schools The Townsville McDonald’s Crocodiles are committed to promoting the game of basketball and forging strong community relationships with North Queensland schools. One of the initiatives of this commitment is the ‘So You Think You Can Play’ challenge which runs in conjunction with the School of Hoops and Youth Hoops programs. The SYTYCP challenge will see the Crocs travel to local schools and go to head to head with the best that local schools have to offer in 2011/12. The challenge sees a five-on-five game between the Crocs and a team chosen by the school, and is open to both primary and high schools throughout


Townsville. The idea is to replicate Crocs’ home games with the whole school attending the fixture and game day rituals like the National Anthem, player introductions and crowd chants encouraged. Crocs CEO Ian Smythe is a big fan of the program and praised the schools involved for providing a rewarding experience for both their students and the Crocs players involved. “Our SYTYCP challenge gives local students a chance to play against their sporting idols, which is a great feeling for them,” he said, “Our players also get a lot out of the game, it reminds them of the massive support we have from youth in the region.” This is the

second year of the initiative with several schools last year taking on the Crocs, and this year promises to be bigger and better. While many came close, the Crocs were undefeated last year, so the challenge is on for a local school to beat the men in green at their own game and be crowned SYTYCP Champions for 2011/12. Recently Ignatius Park College took on the Crocs in a very closely fought battle which also included a few teachers throwing some big 3 pointers to make the match a bit more exciting for the students. ‘Cliffo’ from Hot FM was the Court Announcer with the school raising money for the Leukaemia Foundation.

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Refuse to Quit Meet Paige Bauer, a girl who loves to play hockey. Paige has been playing hockey for the Parks hockey club since she was five years old. She started playing in the Minkey competition on a Friday night, where she spent most of the game comparing hair ties with the other girls while on the field. However as Paige has gotten older her skills and knowledge of the game has improved greatly. Paige has moved through the grades to where she is now playing in the J2 girls competition (12-15 years old). On a Saturday morning out at the Murray Sporting complex. Paige plays both on the field and as a goalie. Paige’s skills, motivation and drive earned her a selection in the under 11’s Townsville team in 2009, as both a field player and as the goalie. While competing as a goal keeper for Townsville at a carnival in Mackay Paige was named goalie of the tournament. This was a great surprise for Paige and encouraged her to keep up her training. In 2010 Paige was selected as a field player for the North Queensland school girls team. Where she had the opportunity to travel to Toowoomba to compete. Due to Paige’s success at both hockey and school based sports; Paige was named the Good Shepherd sports woman of the year at the Good Shepherd Catholic Community School. Paige states that,” It is a great honour to be the first girl on the trophy”. 2011 has brought more representative teams for Paige. She was again named in the North Queensland school girls hockey team. However this year Paige’s dedication, consistency and leadership lead her to being chosen as


the team captain. Only one week after returning from Mackay with the North Queensland team, Paige was off again with the Townsville under 13 girls team to the State Championships which were played in Gympie. With all the travel and representative teams Paige says, “I just want to play hockey. No matter where or how.” She loves the travel and the chance to make friends with girls from other teams. However she loves the sport most of all. Paige knows if you train hard and play hard you have the chance to go a long way if you want to. Paige would like to thank her current Parks coach Mr Garry Wicks for all the hard work and effort he puts into the team every week. She would also like to thank her representative coaches Mrs Cheryl Phillips her North Queensland coach and Mrs Holly Harris her Townsville coach who instilled the motto of, “Refuse to Quit” or, “R.T.Q”, which Paige has written on her jockey stick as a constant reminder. Paige looks forward to playing her favourite sport for a very long time. She hopes to be representing both Parks and Townsville in the Ladies Veterans Teams in the very far future and enjoying the friendships she has made.


Round 4 and the Finals of the Northern Challenge – Teams from Mackay, Cairns, and Townsville competing. Development games against Rockhampton included into weekend.

GAMES from 10am – 4pm Saturday 9am – 1pm Sunday (Grand Final 12pm)



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Local sport

World Indoor Cricket 2011 The Indoor Cricket World Cup is being held in South Africa from the 9th Oct to the 15th Oct. Teams competing will be from Australia, South Africa, England, New Zealand, Wales Pakistan, Sri Lanka. This is Rhys Dearness’s first time in the Australian Extreme Mens squad after representing Australia in the winning 19 & Under boys side at the 2009 World Cup. Rhys earnt his

Guilty Pleasures

selection following strong performances for Queensland at the Open Men’s Nationals held late July this year in Perth. Meagan Dixon and Emily Johns will represent Australia for the first time as members of the Australian 19 & Under Girls side. Both girls were part of the Queensland 18& under girls side that won the Junior National Championships in early July in Melbourne.

Photo: Jeff Angel

Local Boat “Guilty Pleasures III’ beat 130 boats at the recent Airlie Beach Race Week to win overall champions and take home the ‘Boss Hog’ “Spirit of the Regatta” Shield. The 7 person crew (Leon Thomas (Skipper), Robert Westley, Dan Haydon, Joel Bruce, Peter Toy, Lyndy Sawbridge, Marnie McCullough) of “Guilty Pleasures III” raced in the Super 30 division winning 8 out of 10 races and 2 second placings. Conditions were beautiful with the race fleet crews adding some much needed clientel into the rather sleepy township.

Mike Carney Toyota gives Rugby a boost

The person who drove away in the new Toyota Yaris was not the only winner in the recent Townsville & District Rugby Union (TDRU) art union. With almost 10,000 entries in the barrel, a large number of rugby supporters were on hand to witness the draw last Saturday. The lucky ticket was drawn and Mr Allen Lane celebrated a prize worth almost $19,000. The art union came about due to the generosity of local Toyota dealer, Mike Carney Toyota. TDRU President Lachlan Bell said the funds raised would make a big difference to rugby throughout the region. “We raised just over $40,000 that will be split between the TDRU and the participating clubs,” Bell said. “From a TDRU point of view, we will use the money to develop rugby, it’s as simple as that,” Bell said. The TDRU not only runs the local competition but also takes rugby union to schools to encourage children to participate in sport. “For us, the money means we can visit more schools and help introduce these young people to a great team sport,” Bell explained. “Some of the funds will be used to improve facilities and generally make rugby

better for everyone who participates.” Bell was appreciative of the opportunity provided by Mike Carney Toyota and said it was a good indication of the businesses’ community support. “As a not-for-profit organisation a fund raising opportunity like this is invaluable; Mike Carney Toyota’s support will make a huge difference to literally thousands of North Queenslanders.”




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Local sport

TAFL Wulguru Saints 30 Year Reunion

Over 60 people attended a reunion of the Wulguru Saints AFL Club at the Centenary Hotel last month.

The reunion was organised to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the club’s one and only senior premiership win in 1981. About half the 1981 premiership side were in attendance, including former players who travelled from as far away as Western Australia, Tasmania, New South Wales and Victoria. Captain-coach Geoff Pollard, looking as fit as he did when he held the Cup aloft in 30 years ago, again raised the Cup to the cheers of the crowd and a rousing rendition of the club song, “When the Saints Go Marching In”.

Players from other clubs who played in the 1970s and 1980s were also invited to attend the function. Former captain-coach of the Garbutt Magpies Jimmy McDonald

gave an interesting talk on football in the early days, triggering lots of memories.

There were lots of laughs, memories, anecdotes and some sadness when Alan Kelly-Parker called for a minute’s silence to remember our former footy mates who are no longer with us or are ill. We also acknowledged the many former players and supporters who were unable to be with us. Each of the attendees took home a DVD showing four games filmed in the 1970s and 1980s. Not a mark was dropped, not a goal was missed and not a shirtfront was dodged during the night.

The former Saints players attended a game at Tony Ireland Stadium as guests of AFL Townsville and West Townsville. The players were presented to the crowd at half-time of the main game.

Corporate Games

400 people registered to play in this years Corporate Games thrilling organiser Luke Wilson. “If I had a dollar for every smile I saw, I’d be a multi-millionaire!” Luke proudly stated.

“The day exceeded all my expectations, to see seven different sports happening at the same time, people running around everywhere in their team colours, face painted, with signs and balloons setup under a sea of marquees with cheering, dancing, laughing and singing was amazing. congratulations to the winners of all the seven sports including, Connolly Suthers who demolished all comers in the table tennis; the underdog Fraser Osborn Strikers who came from third place to win the big one; the young whipper snappers from JCU’s St Marks College, The Sexual Roos who took


out the touch football; the bright orange Brazier Motti Tripods that triumphed in a hotly contested volleyball final; BRIT Attack from TAFE who defeated two previously undefeated teams in a successful netball finals campaign; the Amateurs from JCU’s Rotary College who finished in a flurry of points in the tennis; and GHD Super Spandex that blitzed the field in the cycling relay. An enormous congratulations go to GHD, who took out the inaugural Games Champion Business award and hoisted the big silver cup high and sprayed champagne on all and sundry in a victory celebration to remember! A total team of 28 participants, a win in the cycling relay and two semi-finals appearances paved the way to their glorious triumph!

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Someone produced a footy and you could almost hear the ankles cracking and the hamstrings twanging as we tried to relive our younger days. Mark Pollard was a standout.

One of the highlights of the day was an appearance by Kevin “Spooks” Geddes, thanks to John Durkin. Kev, the league’s former avid statistician, was given special permission to leave Villa Vincent for two hours to meet the Wulguru group. Kev is not in the best of health so it was great to see him again. The nurses allowed him two beers which he knocked down in record time! NOTE: The Wulguru Saints club won the 1982 Reserve Grade premiership but folded in 1983 due to financial problems. Caption: 1981 side photo

Wulguru Saints 1981 premiership team. Back row (from left): Ted Dover (trainer), Gary Monaghan, Greg Makeham, Tony Smart, Ross Taylor, Steven Phipps, Max Tomlinson, Zeb Namok and Tassie Davis. Middle - George Chilmaid (trainer), Gordon Leishman (trainer), Chris Sard, Glen Bennett, Geoff Pollard, Stan Skeets, John Marschall, Neil Torrens, Wayne Jackson, Terry Patterson (President). Front - Bob Bedson (Life Member), Paul Smith, Mark Fedley, Chris Bedson, Byron Cock, Mark Pollard, Jeff Skipper and Paul Frankcombe.

Palm hosts boxing

BLOOD, sweat and more than a liberal sprinkling of tears and cheers were highlights of Palm Island’s first boxing tournament in two years held at the local PCYC. Visiting boxers came from the central Queensland Aboriginal community of Woorabinda, Rockhampton, Emerald, Charters Towers and Townsville and competed in a brand new ring. The Rockhampton, Emerald, Charters Towers and Townsville club boxers came after Palm pugilists had competed at their hometown tournaments. The Woorabinda and Palm boxers had met whilst attending tournaments at Emerald and Mount Isa and have struck up great friendships out of the ring. A huge crowd of more than 500 were there and it all Palm Islanders spoken to y Sports Lifestyle said it was

wonderful that parents and relatives of the locals could watch them in action.

Whilst the crowd cheered wildly, many also shed tears of joy as the Palm Island boxers dominated the card which featured 12 fights and four exhibition bouts. In all 17 Palm boxers competed and they won seven of the 10 bouts they contested. Eight Palm boxers fought the four exhibition bouts against each other.


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He plays the TOUGHEST SPORT in the world! And has done so since he was 5 years old when he asked his father if he could have a ride on one of the calves.

Thanks to Bartlett Park Rodeo club he was introduced to the world of Rodeo. Taylor Barrett is now 14 years old. He has gone from riding Poddies to Calves then to Steers. This year sees him stepping up to Junior Bulls. One of the youngest competitors in this division he hopes to ride his way to the National Finals in Tamworth.

He travels with his family from March to November each year to compete. He has recently travelled to America to spend 5 days at the PBR World Championships watching his fellow countrymen ride for prize money of one million dollars.

This week it has just been announced that Taylor has been chosen to represent “Cowboy Militia” through “Smokin’ Coyote Clothing Company” on an international level. Smokin’ Coyote Clothing Company, (Clothes for the Good, the Bad and the Ugly) is based in McGraths Hill NSW. Supplying retail,


online and wholesales sales. They are the only Licensed Australian distributor for Cowboy Militia from the USA as well as several other American clothing manufacturers.

Both Greg Hodges from Smokin’ Coyote and Jason Trosper of Cowboy Militia are very proud to be able to be involved in the support and progress of their sponsored riders. Greg has stated “That within our partnership with Cowboy Militia we have the resources and the knowledge to help Taylor grow within the sport and help him progress to the international level. Sponsoring riders such as Taylor is a once in a lifetime event, it will be a pleasure to be a part of his growth within the sport and his journey into adulthood. ”

Taylor is a student at St Anthony’s Catholic College and works after school at Terry White Chemist in Annandale. Rodeo can be an expensive hobby. Not only does Taylor ride Bulls but he also competes in Breakaway Roping which entails the cost of horses, their feeding, vet bills and travelling.

“One of the greatest experiences of rodeo is the mateship”. He has made lifelong friendships with fellow competitors from all around the country. “You will see all the boys that compete against each other helping each other get on their bulls out the back of the chutes, yelling encouragement or commiserating with you if you don’t ride to time.” Everyone looks out for everybody.” He has had a few injuries over the years, the latest of which being rods inserted into his wrist from coming off a steer at Ingham late last year. “I owe so much to the protection clowns that look after us and especially to Bruce Reid (our rodeo medic) who has chased me around the arena for the last 10 years. Taylor’s attitude is typical of that in which Cowboy Militia stands for. Their slogans are “Compete to Defeat” and “Cock Your Hammer” could not apply more to Taylor. As does the Cowboy Militia Legend which is below.

“THE LEGEND Like so many legends, it began with a lone rebel - young, competitive, defiant, a maverick. He embodied the Cowboy archetype and sported a take-no-prisoners attitude. And whether on the road or in the arena, he took it to the extreme, drawing a loyal following just as determined to push the limits. One man became a movement.

That movement is Cowboy Militia. The Cowboy attitude exists in those that live it to the max that defy the odds that compete to defeat. It’s in the champions whose will to succeed overrides every challenge that’s thrown their way, who always have their hammer cocked. For those who push it to the limit, to risk it all, the Cowboy is in you. Become a part of the Militia.”



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Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill





Rugby Union Finals

Soccer Finals

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‘Amateurs Cup Race Day’

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Leg length Discrepancy (LLD) or Lower limb discrepancy is a condition of unequal lengths of the lower limbs. by Darren Barclay, Podiatrist Townsville Podiatry Centre

A Leg Length Discrepancy (LLD) can act as a biomechanical impediment and is a predisposing factor for a variety of musculoskeletal disorders that may affect any limb or joint in the kinetic chain. LLD has been implicated in affecting gait, running and cycling mechanics, standing posture, postural sway, increased scoliosis, low back pain, osteoarthritis of the hip and spine, contra lateral limb overload and lower extremity stress fractures. Studies have also shown that there is an increase in oxygen consumption, heart rate and perceived effort with a limb length difference of 20mm. LLD is present in as much as 60-90% of the population in various levels, ranging from mild to severe. The LLD may be the result of functional adaptation (muscular imbalance), differences in femur (thigh bone) or tibia (leg bone) length or a combination of two or more of these variables. These asymmetries may be the result abnormal growth

and development, repetitive movements or acute trauma/ surgery. Proper assessment is therefore essential in order to establish the most appropriate treatment path.

Assessment for LLD may include observation (standing, sitting and lying), musculoskeletal tests that measure joint range and symmetry of motion, a gait assessment including pressure and force analysis while weight baring or additional special tests (radiographs or slow motion video). As mentioned earlier, the spine, pelvis and lower limb are all involved in the compensation of LLD. The primary cause is a shift in the centre of gravity to the short side. This leads to soft tissue adaptation (contracture and stretch) and muscular imbalance in the upper and lower body. These asymmetries will be influenced by the type and amount of activities that are performed. For example, a runner will

Jayne Arlett Townsville Podiatry Centre

Jayne is Queensland’s only qualified Sports Podiatrist (Fellow of AAPSM and ASMF). She has treated professional, elite and social athletes for many years. Jayne is an Olympic Podiatrist and Consultants Sports Podiatrist to professional teams Townsville Crocodiles and the Townsville Fire. She completed a fellowship in the USA and consulted to the Chicago Bulls, Bears and the White Sox.

Townsville Podiatry Centre regularly consult at -The Athlete’s Foot Castletown and Willows, providing professional advice on correct shoe selection.

have different compensation patterns to a cyclist. In runners, LLD is the third most common cause of injury. The injuries are usually related to the short side and may affect the lower back, hip, outside knee pain and ankle sprains. Cyclists are in contact with the bike in 3 areas (handlebars, seat and pedals) and as such can experience symptoms with a mild LLD, depending on bike set up. Cyclists may experience foot numbness or pain, knee pain, hip and pelvis pain.

Depending on the type (function or structural) and size of the LLD, treatment may include a heel raise (or cleat filler), a full length flat raise that goes inside your shoe (up to 1012mm) and orthotics to improve symmetry of foot function. Patients will also benefit from regular physiotherapy and/or manipulative therapy to improve joint range of motion to prevent soft tissue contractures and to reduce musculature imbalance in the lower limbs.

Figure 1: Pressure Analysis of an individual with a LLD

Book your child’s annual foot health check-up today, to keep them running tomorrow.

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“Batter Up!” was held at Bartlett Park and just went to every Rodeo in Townsville and the surrounding areas. The Poole family who now reside in Rasmussen played a huge part in my life and the outdoors”.

Zoe’s dad was in the army and her mum a nurse, so they never stayed in the same place for long. It was when her dad got deployed to Townsville where they actually stopped moving and their lifestyle became kind of “normal”.

The love for sport started for Zoe in the late 80’s playing for the Wallaroo’s Under 8’s in Vincent. Then long distance running for NQ sport, running through sugar cane fields in Mackay region to running track events. “I was very good at running long distance. I’d watch every sport on TV and knew how everyone was played.” Zoe Said

Then Zoe became a long and lanky teenager who got her parents to buy her a horse, “she was a Piebald horse named Cody”. Zoe affectionately recalled. “She was straight from the bush and was a fresh skitty brumby. I attended every horse sports that




Zoe then started high school where she joined the Matsumoto Karate Academy at Cutheringa Park, West End, which was run by the Alloms. They would pick her up on the way and drop her off. “This would start some kind of confidence that I can protect myself or my family if needed. I left the Academy at a brown belt, black tip level.” Zoe said

Every sport at school you would find Zoe in from Touch Football to Basketball, Swimming and Athletics. A few years went by and she found night clubs more entertaining. “After the nightclub phase was over I wanted to get back into sport and one I was not familiar with. I had been given a sport directory with all sports that were played in Townsville. I gave the Baseball Co-ordinator a call and the season had just finished, but she would call me just before the next season started. And she did, she told me the Townsville Indians Baseball club had a sign-on so off I went and try out”. The Townsville Indians Baseball club was

formed in 2008 for the development of junior and senior baseball in Townsville. They are a family based club that is committed to the skills of all players. The club provides games for: T-Ballers - 5 to 7 yrs old Rookie Ball - 8 to 9 yrs old Little League – 10 to 11 yrs old Juniors – 12 to 15 yrs old Seniors – 16 yrs +

“I had no idea what I would be in for or how to even play the game. I joined the club in 2009 and was the only girl in an all boys dominated sport, that year I received the most improved Trophy and the year after that in 2010 we won the Grand Finals. It was definitely a challenge to learn a new sport and make relationships with the boys, who have never played with girls before and to get some respect in the game. Even now, they move in on the diamond when I come up to bat.”

“This year so far has sparked an influx of girls, which is great for the club.

I know have the confidence to get up and bat and field without worrying about if I am doing things correctly. The boys also are very helpful in giving you tips and encouraging you. I have one role in the game – GET BAT ON BALL!!!!!!!! Then get to the base. This year I will be focusing on sliding and diving for balls when needed. With the birth of my daughter, Zara, things have slowed a little, but baseball is still a must! “ Training is held on Wednesdays at the JCU oval @ 6.30pm

For any info on the club go to the facebook site and type in Townsville Indians Baseball Club or call Annette on 0438 124 965

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How to improve your concentration by Petra Creutziger

The ability to concentrate deeply on a task is of great benefit for anyone who needs to get a job done, but also for those who want or need to shut down the outside world in order to relax or gather some strength between challenges. If it is important that you absorb information quickly or that you do a task efficiently and without mistakes you want to be able to concentrate, to focus your attention and your energy on one specific thing. Stress of any kind is a major influence on our ability to concentrate, so the main aim when it comes to improving our concentration is to take away some of the stresses that prevent it.

Some easy to control factors are:

• Sleep - make sure you get enough (not too little, but neither too much) • Breaks - allow yourself short breaks between tasks where you sit and think of nothing, at least not of the task you just finished or the one you are about to start

• Balance - in your leisure time, establish activities that are of different dynamics and energy than your main work. Balance a stressful work environment with activities that are calming and a quiet, very structured and repetitive workplace with playful and adventurous endeavours.

• Nourishment - Nutritious food, a healthy amount of water at room temperature and exercise are essential to supply body and brain with the energy to concentrate, so are fresh air and natural light • Timing - Some people work best in the


early morning, some prefer late nights and sometimes that may change too. Find your preferences and stick to them whenever possible.

Petra is the founder of Transition Guidance, a company that encourages and supports others to live authentically and to shine their own true light with courage and honour. She is a Diploma Life Coach, Fitness Trainer and Nuad Thai (Traditional Thai Yoga Massage) Practitioner who focuses on a holistic approach to health and well-being. Petra passionately provides services, products and treatments to decrease, cope with or prevent stress in order to attain, increase and sustain relaxation for body, mind & spirit.

Have a break

Some people have a tendency to push themselves hard and to go without a break until the job is finished. Sitting back and taking a nice deep breath is regarded as the reward that comes at the end of the task (if it comes at all).

However, having regular and refreshing breaks is essential in order to enable concentrated working. If you keep on pushing, the effect will be contrariwise: you will be too exhausted to keep going and over time your body and mind will develop unconscious strategies to avoid being under such stress again. Procrastination anyone? So give yourself a regular break, where you intentionally and mindfully relax. This means that you are not filling it with an activity that again requires your attention, like reading or watching TV. Instead, literally smell the roses, sit down to listen to some music, do a breathing exercise or take a short walk in fresh air.

Take your breaks before you feel the signs of exhaustion. That way your break can provide more recovery quality and you will reload quicker than when you are already running on empty.

Create a supportive environment

The environment we live or work in has also a big impact on our ability to concentrate. Feng Shui is an ancient art and

science that deals with the mutual effect of Chi (energy) and environment and gives suggestions how to improve the flow of energy in internal and external spaces.

But you don’t have to be an expert in Feng Shui to create space that supports your concentration. Here some simple to implement ideas: • Turn off your phone • Put a Do not disturb’ sign on your door • Declutter your desk – leave only the things you need for your task • Create or find some space where you can quickly have a break and do a Yoga posture, a breathing exercise or some stretches • Remove furniture or accessories that distract your attention (if possible) • Turn off your radio. If you work better with some background sounds, switch to your own collection of music that either relaxes you or keeps you moving. If you work for a company, you might have to ask permission to change things around. However, if you explain to your employer that you would like to make a few (appropriate!) changes in order to increase your concentration - and therefore your performance - it is very like that your boss will happily agree.

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Townsville Academy of PERFORMING ARTS

The Townsville Academy of Performing Arts was first known as the “Johnny Young Talent School”. The school then; only offered recreational song and dance classes, to approximately 50 students. In 1992 Katrina Sayce joined the school as the only teaching staff member. Katrina introduced Ballet, Tap, Modern and eventually Drama, running the classes from Kirwan High school and the Heatley Community Hall.

Katrina Purchased the School in 1999, and the “Townsville Academy of Performing Arts” or “TAPA” was born. It was this time when syllabus classes, examinations and competitions were introduced. However, the school was quickly growing too popular for the premises they were hiring back then, so... In 2001 the Academy’s new home was completed, on High Range Drive in Cannon Park, Kirwan. A fabulous fully air-conditioned purpose built building, giving them more freedom to move and grow. And grow it did. From just over 100 students back in 2000, TAPA has now close to 1000 students singing and dancing their way through the doors each week. The studio has recently undergone a renovation, introducing yet another dance studio and a singing room.

So why is TAPA so popular?

The pleasure obtained through Performing Arts is immense. Providing the student with healthier co-ordination abilities, selfdiscipline, self-confidence and increased opportunities to perform before audiences, and develop the artistic side of the student’s personality. TAPA endeavors to provide a safe, educational and recreational environment for all ages, in a friendly encouraging atmosphere with well supervised classes taught by highly qualified teachers. Students will explore the balance between technique and enjoyment in all forms of dance, movement and singing.

What is available at TAPA?

From 2years of age the world of dance and music is available at TAPA. Music and Movement (mummy and me) 2 years + Tiny Tots Song & Dance for 3 & 4 yrs Song & Dance from 5 years Classical Ballet Modern/Jazz & Contemporary Tap dancing Highland Irish Hip Hop 8yrs + Technical Singing (class format or private lessons)

TAPA does have a waiting list for many of their classes, so if you are interested in a class at the Academy for your child (yes boys are in abundance at TAPA), call now as next year just might be too late.


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Demands of Cycling

This issue I’m going to look in a little more detail at the demands of cycling in the Tour de France. Many of us go out for a Sunday ride along the river or Strand, and some of us even train regularly. But you need to look at these figures to realise how spectacularly different most Tour deFrance cyclists are to us mere mortals. by Dr Deborah Latouf

Let’s start with a little bit of background. This year’s Tour was 3430 kilometers, over 21 stages. There were 22 teams in the Tour, and each of them started with nine riders. For many teams the Tour is the pinnacle of the season and their whole racing schedule is built around in. Normally a team builds their riders around a team leader. This is a rider they believe can win the race overall (called the General Classification or GC). Each team may also include riders that specialise in climbing, sprinting or time trialing.

There are also a number of ‘domestiques’ in each team. These are riders whose job it is to protect the stars of the show. They ride in front of their team leaders to provide a drafting benefit. They pace them back on to the pack if they get a flat or have a mechanical. They try and control the pace of the peloton, and they may lead out their team sprinter for the final run at the finish line. They play an extremely important role and there is no way an individual rider will be successful in the Tour without good domestiques. This is why cycling should really be classified as a team sport. The stages of the Tour are varied to provide interest and opportunities for all types of riders. In the first week a number of the stages are designed especially for sprinters. This means they are generally flat rides where the whole group rides together. The good sprinter’s teams will try and control the pace, get their guy at the front toward the end, and provide a good lead out for him to hopefully sprint over for a win. Some of the physiological figures that come out of these stages are really interesting. We get this information from power cranks on the rider’s pedals. These tell us exactly how hard riders are working at different stages of the race. In a flat stage, some riders rolling along in the middle of the pack may have power outputs as low as 120 watts, heart rates as low as 130 beats per minute and a cadence of around 70. To put this into perspective; these are the sort of figures you would see from Neville Nobody down at the gym riding the exercise bike on a Sunday afternoon. Well maybe not quite Neville, but close to it.


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However; come the end of the stage, things change dramatically. The riders wind and wind-up over the last 15-20 kilometers, until the last 3-4 km become something of a blur. Riders at this stage may be averaging around 350 to 400 watts, which I promise you would be absolutely vomit inducing for most of us. So it’s one thing to be able to ride in the pack, but another thing altogether to have a ‘change of pace’, that in some instances is ‘supra-maximal’. These flat stages contrast markedly to the climbing stages of the Tour. In the mountains the efforts are much longer and there are often no other riders around to protect you. It becomes survival of the fittest, and if you can’t climb, then you certainly can’t win the Tour. One by one riders will drop off the group, and only the strong will survive. It’s not unusual to see the serious contenders try and attack on these climbs and ‘break’ their competitors. At this point riders may move into damage control and try and minimise their losses and save themselves for another day.

The Tour normally has two series of mountain stages, with some flat or undulating stages in between. If the specialist sprinters manage to survive the first week, they are rewarded with a few more opportunities for stage wins in week 2. The undulating stages provide chances for the ‘no-names’ which is really nice. On these stages opportunistic riders who are not in overall contention try to break away for a stage win. They often do this very early in the stage in a small group. The peloton might let them go for many kilometers (sometimes hundreds) before deciding if they are going to chase them down. The team cars communicate directions to the riders, and if they feel the gap is getting too wide, or the riders in the breakaway are a threat, they may order the riders to chase the breakaway down. This is when the domestiques go to work, leaving the main contenders to ride along safely in the group behind. It’s amazing how well the chasing group time their chase ride. How often have we seen a breakaway group stay away from the

Dr Deborah Latouf Deborah is the former head of the National Talent Identification at the Australian Institute of Sport. She was responsible for the national screening program implemented for Olympic sports leading up to the Sydney 2000 Olympic games. She has consulted widely internationally and spent 5 years overseas directing the talent programs of Great Britain and South Africa before returning to Australia in 2004. She is regarded as an international expert in the area of elite athlete development and the talent development pathways that enable successful junior to senior athlete progression.

bunch for 150kms, only to get swallowed up in the last 2-3 kilometers of the stage by a huge group of riders? It must be heartbreaking for those guys who have worked so hard all day, for no reward in the end. It’s a gamble they take though. When it pays off it is spectacular. When it doesn’t pay off, they will likely ride spectacularly bad the next day, as they will be absolutely wasted from their efforts of the previous day.

Of course as we saw this year, the overall winner of the Tour also needs to be able to time trial. This is the race of truth, each rider against the clock, with nowhere to hide. The riders leave in reverse order, with the last place-getter riding first. They leave in 2 minute intervals until the highest placed rider is the last to leave. In this year’s race the time trial was perfectly placed as the penultimate stage, and the contenders were racing for overall TdeF honours. The Schleck brothers knew going into the Tour that Evans was a better time trialist than them. They knew they had to get some time up on him in the mountain stages, this is why they attacked. They gained some time, but as we now know, it was not enough. So Evans wins the tour in a total time of just over 86 hours, with an average speed of 39.79 km per hour. The slowest rider to finish made it in on 90 hours and 10 minutes (approximately 4% slower). The second placed rider was 1 minute and 34 seconds behind Evans, which is a 0.03% differential. Over the course of 3430 kilometers this is a tiny amount. To win the Tour de France, apart from all the training and preparation, you also need everything to roll your way in terms of luck, illness and team support. What a great thing for Australian sport that it all came together for Cadel Evans this year.


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At the age of 10, Brett Johnston’s father bought him some Gym Equipment and a Boxing Bag. His father used to train and fight boxing and his mother trained and fought in Jujitsu, so having both his parents involved in fight training got him pretty keen and interested from a young age.

“I trained myself as well as I could from Home up until the age of 17, then I got my license and would drive to gym and training every day.” Brett stated. Brett has trained in Boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing and Martial Arts, starting off competing in various Martial Arts comps when he was 18, he then progressed on from that into Muay Thai Kickboxing, to date having achieved the Queensland Muay Thai Kickboxing Title, The Australian Muay Thai Kickboxing Title and the Australia Tuff Man Challenge Title and he is now currently fighting Pro Boxing under his trainer Joe Pennisi and before he retires his goal is to have a shot at the Muay Thai World kickboxing Title. Brett also recently competed in the Men’s health magazine ‘Fir Bloke Challenge in Sydney along with 50 of Australia’s guys and placed in the top 6. “I studied Massage Therapy at 18, moving on to study Health and Fitness to enable me to run a gym and become a Personal Trainer – I worked at a few different gyms around Townsville and Down South before going out on my own from my 2 car garage and

then into My own Personal Training Studio and then into My current Business – Body Torque Health & Fitness / North Queensland Fight Academy – 232 Woolcock Street, In our current facility we have a fully equipped Weights Gym, Cardio Area, Pool, Sauna and Fight School, we have over 26 Different Classes running including Boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, MMA, Cardio Kickboxing and Kids Kickboxing.” Brett’s weekly routine consists of 3 x weight sessions with sprints, 3 x kickboxing sessions, 3 x boxing sessions, 3 x

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Put the balance

back in your living

It’s no secret that pain and sluggishness can hinder your body’s performance – not just in the sporting arena, but in your day-to-day living, too. It is a little known fact, however, that there’s a solution to that tight, sticky feeling in your muscles and joints – it’s called Structural Integration.

Lissa Evans Lissa began her massage training in 1997 & Fitness in 2000 working as a therapist & personal trainer in a range of cities & locations. In 2008/9, seeking longer lasting results Lissa completed all 3 Direct Myofascial Release workshops with Michael Stanborough. This then developed into a passion for a ‘whole body approach’ to dysfunction, so she joined Michael’s first Structural Integration training program offered in Australia, in 2010/11.

Written by Lissa Evans

Structural Integration (SI) is a clinically proven method of improving the body’s form and efficiency by aiding its instinctive self-correction. SI targets the body’s fascia – a densely woven connective tissue that covers and interpenetrates every muscle, bone, nerve, artery, vein and internal organ – to realign the body, thus reducing gravity’s impact on it.

According to Lissa Evans, neuro and fascial expert from Living Balance Body Therapies and one of just two people practicing SI in Townsville, a body that is aligned and balanced in gravity moves with more ease, fluidity, efficiency and grace. “When one part of the body is displaced because of injury or bad habits, the fascia is pulled with it – like the wool in a sweater – causing the rest of the body to readjust itself to continue supporting the structure as whole,” said Lissa.

“However, you can imagine that this shift in balance means that all of the body’s muscles, joints and organs need to work harder to support themselves.

“Overtime the body shortens and tightens because of the extra stresses placed on it, leading to stiffness, pain, fatigue and a general lack of wellbeing.” Lissa, like others trained in SI, recognises that while there is no such thing as a ‘normal’ body, our structures should generally be balanced around a straight line – in the same way that we build billion-dollar sky-scrapers or simple block towers.

In order to achieve a straighter, balanced posture again, Lissa stretches and loosens the fascia and uses movement to gently reposition the body the way it should be. Typically, SI is completed over a series of 10 90-minute sessions designed to restore postural balance and functional ease.

In addition to reducing pain and improving posture and balance, research shows that SI can improve physical skills, feelings of wellbeing, emotional calmness, sensory awareness, social interaction, memory recall and muscular efficiency. Almost all types of bodies and people can benefit from Structural Integration, however, benefits do vary from person to person.

Paul, 65, started SI with Lissa in July 2010. “I hoped that SI would improve my posture and, in turn, my capacity to run and surf again,” Paul said. “I was impressed that before and after photos were taken throughout the treatment series, as many alternative therapies leave no visible signs of improvement. “However, I was pleasantly surprised that my most recent SI photos show a markedly improved posture. “I’ve also noticed very definite improvements in flexibility in areas where work was directed and my running feels freer and easier.” Dave, 60, turned to Lissa after regular chiropractic treatments failed to bring him lasting pain relief. “I’d been seeing a chiropractor regularly to ease persistent and increasingly painful lower back and neck problems,” said Dave “but it just wasn’t a long-term solution.” “Desperate to be pain-free, I turned to Lissa who introduced me to monthly Structural Integration treatments. Now my backs feel lighter and more flexible; I’m also beginning to lose my militaristic “shoulders back” posture as I learn to explore a new level of comfort in my own body.” Lissa said many of her clients are amazed by how light their bodies feel immediately after treatment. “People often joke that they feel like their arms are going to float away, especially after the first treatment,” she said.

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“This just goes to show how much freer movement can be when muscles are relaxed and well-positioned, instead of straining unnecessarily under gravity.

“People often think body therapies are a luxury, but I like to think of them as preventative maintenance. We should maintain our bodies in the same way we maintain our cars – with regular services for improved efficiency and better performance, which may well help to avoid expensive medical bills further down the track.” For more information about Structural Integration, or to make an appointment, please contact Lissa on 074775 3926.


My story

“I’m healthier, I’m happier ........and life is perfect”

Jason Bishop My name is Jason Bishop I was born in Townsville in 1974, when I was just 26 years of age I became an amputee, I am a type one diabetic and I had a blood blister on the bottom of my foot, after debriding the ulcer I then caught golden staph, and of course being a diabetic, that’s not good news, the doctor’s had no choice but to remove it, however along with that and some other complications, they needed to remove the bottom half of my leg. With that I thought life was never going to be the same but in fact in some aspect’s my life became better, with the arrival of my little princess(my daughter), life was perfect except for the obvious my body was never going to be the same and over time I have learnt to live life as best I can. However as my life deemed in and out of good times and bad, I moved back to Townsville from Taree and started studying i.t. and enjoying life as best as I could, then my life came to a complete pause once again with the news that I had an ulcerated sore on the side of my stump because my prostheses was rubbing. Whilst in hospital I then developed osteoid mellitus, with a long time in hospital on medications to try and solve the problem I needed to make the ultimate decision: let it kill me and not be there for my little princess or go ahead with it and my life will be even harder than I possibly could imagine, so as the story goes, I need to do what had to be done and I had my knee completely removed. As the months pasted me by and I started dating again I thought what else could I do to fill in my time, with a hard upbringing and a lack of qualifications’, I thought I could try out wheelchair basketball, I couldn’t believe how many other people were worse off than myself such as double amputee’s, people with spinal bifilar and coercible palsy all playing basketball, it made my life seem very simple, I couldn’t believe how well they played and I couldn’t believe


how well I played basketball and I was sitting in a chair, it was amazing. I never could imagine someone with an amputation such as I could actually play, but not only play the game but to compete against other cities and if you are good enough to compete for your country. So now with another child and a wife, my life is complete, I train as much as possible and I’m looking at not only playing competition basketball for the Townsville cyclone’s but I also have my sights set for wheelchair racing and to do a charity fundraiser between Cairns and Townsville riding a hand cycle. As of today I have played basketball in Cairns, Townsville and Mackay and I’m looking forward to the future games in the Sunshine Coast, Wollongong, the Gold Coast and Rockhampton. I have played promo matches at the Townsville Croc’s home games and I also have done numerous fundraising events for the team, I cannot believe how perfect my life is even though I’m missing a leg I now have a new lease on life, I have been playing wheelchair basketball for approximately 4 years and I enjoy going to all of the sporting events, it’s a great atmosphere not only for fitness but the people I have meet are now

like family, we have lots of come and try days and also a challenge game between business’ every month as a family social event. If you would like to try something new come and give it a go, we train every Thursday night at the Croc’s home ground at Wulguru. If u happened to be another unfortunate person to have a disadvantage, I would recommend to turn it into an advantage and join a sport such as basketball, racing, tennis or even shot put, you never know you may actually like it, and don’t be shy, I was at first and now I wouldn’t miss it for a thing, I’m healthier, I’m happier and life is perfect.


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Tori’s Challenge

Horse Riding Wizpics Having been at least a year since I’d sat in a saddle I was a little anxious that my brain would recall the myriad of things one must remember all at the same time to ensure one’s bottom remains in one’s saddle. Thankfully all seemed to kick into gear as I seemed to recall the nuances of guiding an all-but wild animal with merely my finger tips and heels! Having grown up in the UK I did my fair share of time on horseback as a kid, round & round arenas plonking up & down in the saddle, and learning the finer points of mucking out stables. This particular evening found me under the watchful eye of Ranchlands owner & instructor Jenny, as again I found myself doing circles in the dirt. It completely amazed me that my body seemed to remember just how to sit with shoulders, elbows, hips and heels in a straight line, and when Jenny checked my grip on the reins I mentioned the little story I had been told as a 7 year old to help us remember how to hold them – “Imagine you’re holding a little bird in your hands, not too tight that he is squashed, but not loose enough that he can fly away.” Apparently nothing has changed as she uses the same method with little darlings to this day! As I became more comfortable with being back in the saddle we


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moved from a brisk walk into a trot, making sure I was on the ‘right’ leg – this would be the correct leg depending on when you’re sitting & standing, not the leg opposite the left one! Trotting perfected, Jenny says ‘Righto, lets try a canter from the corner’…….. easier said than done. My trusty steed, Mac, seemed to prefer a gentle idle and it took some firm encouragement to get him into second gear. Once he was there however I settled into the familiar rocking-chair feel as we bounded around the arena. With some gentle tips and suggestions from Jenny I slowly remembered that I had to hug Mac’s belly with my legs in order to maintain some balance, and keep him on a shorter rein so he didn’t take off into the sunset of his own accord.

With Jenny seemingly far more confident in my abilities than I was, a couple of jumps were quickly set up and I was told to have a go. Now, I don’t know about you, but the innate confidence of my childhood has long since departed and has been replaced with a distinct fear of pain, of embarrassing myself, and of broken bones, so it was with some trepidation that I pointed Mac towards the jumps and let him take the reins, so to speak. Holding on for dear life I tried my best to lean forward at just the right time and then sit back up again without going clean over Mac’s head……….phew, success… ..I did it!! Now with a little more confidence, we took the jumps with a little speed a few more times until I had convinced myself I should be on the equestrian team for the London Olympics. And so it was with an enormous though exhausted grin that after 45 minutes we turned our heads for the stables, Mac with a bit of a glow on his coat and me with what I just knew would be an aching bottom and very sore legs tomorrow!

Ranchlands has been teaching people of all ages the skills with which to master riding for over 30 years now, and even hold Riding for the Disabled sessions on a Thursday morning, staffed by volunteers to allow people of all abilities to experience the incredible feeling of working so closely with such a beautiful animal. For details regarding lessons for all ages and abilities call Jenny on 4774 0124. 


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Good relationship through SPORT

Father and daughter, Col Nicholls and Toni Ferguson know that for 32years, involvement in sport has kept their relationship very precious and out of any trouble.

Col remembers when he was a 12 year old boy he joined the local Rugby team and they won the Auckland Championship for the next three years. He then changed to Rugby League and also enjoyed playing for a very good side. During his years at Secondary school he showed a keen interest in long distance running after winning the School Cross Country. At age 20 he made it into the Otahuhu Rugby League Senior Team and enjoyed 8 years of Auckland Senior League with Otahuhu winning the New Zealand Championship during this time. Although many of his team mates played for the ‘kiwis’, Col himself was just the average bloke enjoying his involvement in sport. While playing League, daughter Toni was born, being the first of 5 children. No League for Toni!! At age 12years she started competitive running after placing 2nd in the school Cross Country. It wasn’t long before she was being coached by New Zealand’s top coach, Arthur Lydiard. Col then joined her and both ran and trained together. Toni would often run in the late afternoon, approx 8km, to Col’s workplace, wait for him to finish work and then they would run home together. They both joined the Wesley Harrier and Athletic Club where another great coach, Barry Magee who placed 3rd in the 1960 Rome Olympics was club coach and later took Toni under his wings. Although never NZ Champions both Col and Toni ran in NZ Championship races. Toni recalls the highlight of her career being when she won the Regional Junior Cross Country Champion-

ship and being chosen to Captain the team to race in the New Zealand Cross Country Championship. Unfortunately illness prevented her from placing well in that event. Every year throughout her High School years Toni represented her school in the NZ Secondary School Cross Country Championship. While Toni was gathering success on the road and cross country Col was keeping out of trouble with his marathon racing. Unfortunately with approximately 9 Marathons (PB: 2hr 47mins) and 22 Half Marathons (PB: 71.30mins) under his belt he started to get continuous problems with foot spurs and his racing days came to an end. Having taken a break from competitive running for a few years to travel and have children Toni moved to Townsville after the breakup of her marriage in 1999. Soon after arriving she joined the Townsville Road Runners Club. Both Col and Toni have had the enjoyment of being members of and running with the club. Within a year of joining, Toni was back making her mark on the road with a win in the local Mother’s Day run and a 7th overall woman’s placing in the Gold Coast Marathon 10km, to name a few. In the years to follow Toni has consistently gained placings in many races and has travelled around Australia to compete in the Masters events, even representing Australia in the Oceania Masters Championship and bringing home gold and silver. When asked about her love, passion and success in sport Toni will tell you that it would not be as strong as it is, if it hadn’t been for the love, support and encouragement from her parents. Since moving to Australia and being a single Mum, Col has been there to


look after the kids while she trains daily. He has been there on the side-line cheering her on and has been there when she needs that push to go that little bit harder. In the last few years Toni has been getting more involved in other sports. “Being the President of the Townsville North Star Athletic Club was a great way of giving back to the community and encouraging parents to be involved and to encourage their kids like my Dad did to me”, she says.

“Having suffered from injury in the last couple of years I have made a comeback to running with a different approach. Instead of running every day of the week, you will now find me swimming laps of the local pool and riding my bike up Castle Hill and out to Pallarenda. During the summer I train three times a week on the Strand with the Townsville Picnic Bay Surf Life Saving Club and regularly do beach Patrol. This year I have competed in the Saunders Beach Triathlon, placing 2nd in my age group and most recently I won the women’s section of the Adventurethon Off-Road Duathlon. It’s so much fun. I’m loving life” Col and Toni last ran together 2 years ago in the McDonalds Father’s Day Fun Run. It was after this run that Col realised, with the foot spurs giving him more trouble, it was definitely time to hang up the running shoes. However, having always played some golf over the years it was a sign to bring out the golf clubs permanently. Now playing 3 times a week, Col believes it still keeps him fit and feeling young. He continues to support Toni with her running and will be there on the side-line cheering her on in this months Father’s Day Fun Run.

Sincere thanks to Bernie,Trent and Adam and all the Staff at


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Article Angus Vincent SportsMed Physiotherapy

Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)

Often referred to as ‘Frozen Shoulder’, adhesive capsulitis refers to inflammation and scarring of the capsule which surrounds the shoulder joint. by Angus Vincent - SportsMed Physiotherapy

How does it happen?

The exact reason why adhesive capsulitis develops is not known. However, it tends to occur in the middle-aged or older athletes and is believed to result from some form of irritation to the shoulder joint and its surrounding capsule. Irritation to the shoulder joint capsule results in an inflammatory response. This inflammation of the shoulder joint capsule is referred to as ‘capsulitis’. Associated with the capsulitis is the formation of adhesions or small scars between folds within the capsule. Consequently, the condition is referred to as adhesive capsulitis.

How does it feel?

The two main sensations felt with adhesive capsulitis are pain and a loss of movement in the shoulder. The pain may be aching, dull or stabbing, and is most frequently felt deep in the shoulder and over the outside of the upper arm. It is generally aggravated by almost all movements of the shoulder and arm, and its intensity or strength may vary from day-today depending on how much you use the arm. The pain is often strong enough to interfere with your normal activities and you may feel it at night when sleeping. The loss of movement in the shoulder results from the adhesions or scars forming within the joint capsule. These generally develop gradually resulting in a progressive rather than sudden loss in the range of motion in the shoulder. Stretching of these adhesions may aggravate your pain.

What should you do?

If you have or suspect you have adhesive capsulitis you should seek the assistance of a physiotherapist or doctor as soon as possible.

Angus Vincent B.Sc.,B. App.Sc. (Phty) graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Adelaide and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy in 1996 from the University of South Australia. Angus is a co-director of SportsMed Physiotherapy at Kirwan, Pimlico, North Ward, Ayr and Ingham. Angus has keen interests in all sports, in particular, running, cycling and swimming. He focuses on handson therapy and an active approach to rehabilitation. “SportsMed appointments available on 4722 3888”

What shouldn’t you do?

If you have or suspect you have adhesive capsulitis you shouldn’t ignore the problem. The longer you leave the condition without treatment, the worse it may become. This may make your pain and restriction in movement worse and prolong your recovery.

Could there be any long-term effects?

Adhesive capsulitis usually gets better on its own. However, this normally takes a number of months to two years and there is little that can be done to accelerate this time frame. Treatment markedly reduces this recovery time. Fortunately, once recovery does occur the long-term outlook is good, unless there is some other underlying condition affecting the shoulder, such as a tear of the rotator cuff.


If the diagnosis of adhesive capsulitis is made, the physiotherapist or your GP will provide you with an appropriate treatment program. This will most commonly be aimed at reducing your pain and improving your shoulder range of motion. It may involve the use of anti-inflammatory medications, electrotherapy treatment, and stretching, strengthening and range of motion exercises. Occasionally, if these measures do not provide relief, referral from the sports physician for an injection into the shoulder may be appropriate. This is performed by a radiologist. It involves injecting fluid into the shoulder to stretch up the lining of the joint (hydrodilation) and stretches up the restricted lining of the joint. It is followed up by physiotherapy to ensure that the extra range of motion gained by the procedure is maintained. The procedure also provides significant pain relief.

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Toogee Taekwondo Senior Instructor Kelly Gibson 3rd Dan Black Belt, received his Jnr black belt back in 1982 just on 30 years ago and loves the sport just as much, if not more than when he started at the age of 9. Mr Gibson was the first Jnr black belt in the Southern hemisphere to be certified by the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) and trained for many years in the WTF style, Mr Gibson said many clubs changed from the traditional / military styles when Taekwondo became an Olympic sport, to a more modern style, with fast kicking techniques and the emphasis on scoring points but there are still many clubs training in the traditional style using the original Korean techniques that were put to the test in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. The International Toogee Taekwondo Academy (ITTA) is one such organisation; Senior Instructor Kelly changed over to Toogee some years ago and finds the (ITF) International Taekwondo Federation style much more physically and mentally challenging. Mr Gibson has opened and Instructed clubs in NSW and Far North QLD and also NZ and has trained up many black belts who have become successful Instructors and opened their own schools. Mr Gibson has represented Australia in the Pan Pacific Games


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Never Stop Striving 30 years experience Mr Gibson is one of the most Senior Instructors in the ITTA and has been asked by the Founder of Toogee Taekwondo Master Robert Frost 7th Dan to apply for his 4th Dan certification in 2012. Snr Instructor Kelly said some of the highlights of teaching Taekwondo are watching the students training at 100%, enthusiastically giving it their all and of course guiding the student’s progress through the ranks and after 3-4 years sharing their pride in achieving their Black Belt.

and many Australian tournaments in NSW and QLD and also many NZ tournaments, competing in Sparring, Patterns, Power breaking and technical breaking, winning many medals and trophies for the family’s overflowing trophy wall. Snr Instructor Kelly still competes in tournaments but these days assisted by his wife Sabrina (1st Dan Black Belt) and son Tai-Loi (a Junior Black Belt who started training at the age of 4) prefers to focus on training he’s students and passing on his wealth of knowledge. Snr Instructor Kelly Gibson said you should never stop striving for improvement, in Toogee Taekwondo there is just so much to learn and remember, starting from your basic blocks, kicks, punches and patterns through to your Sparring, self defence (unarmed and armed) and much more. With

Mr Gibson said that once you achieve your black belt you have mastered the basics of the art of taekwondo, the blocks, strikes, kicks, self defence and should be able to defend against one attacker. For most this is enough, for others there are still have many years of learning and training ahead before truly grasping the many aspects of the art and achieving Masters or Grandmasters Certification. Toogee Taekwondo is both an ancient Korean Martial Art and a modern system of self-defence with the ultimate goal being the mental and physical wellbeing of the practitioner. Toogee Taekwondo teaches you self-protection, enhances your self-esteem and builds self-confidence, all important lessons for both children and adults in today’s society. Toogee Taekwondo is suitable for children (from 5), adults and families.




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Fisher Shield

With the Swimming Carnival, Water Polo, Netball, Rugby Union, Cross Country, Basketball and Touch all done for 2011 there is only one sport left to decide the winner of the Fisher Shield, Soccer. Big crowds and 100% effort by athletes will be expected to receive as many competitive and spirit points needed to be the Fisher Shield Champions of 2011. Results are as follows from the last two sports. Basketball: Men’s: George Roberts def University Hall 38-27 Women’s: George Roberts def University Hall 21-17 Touch: Men’s: University Hall def St Marks 3-0 Women’s: John Flynn def St Marks 6-5

Inter Faculty Sport 2011

Inter Faculty for semester two is always exciting with Netball, Basketball and Rugby League being competed. Education, Law/Business/Arts, Medicine, RESSA, Vet, Pharmacy and Engineering/Sciences will put the books away and take to the sporting fields to battle it out for champions of 2011. New faces coming through the early years make for promising chances of making the finals which will create some big upsets to the winners from previous years. This is definitely the most anticipated Inter-Faculty Sporting Competition for many years out here at James Cook University.

October Calendar

Tues 4th Fisher Shield Soccer Wed 5th Inter Faculty Rugby League Thurs 6th Fisher Shield Soccer Tues 11th Fisher Shield Soccer Wed 12th Inter Rugby League Grand Final Fri 14th Commander’s/Chancellors Cup – JCU v Army Tues 18th Fisher Shield Soccer Grand Final Thurs 29th JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY SPORTS AWARDS 2011


Australian University Games

The biggest week on the University social and sporting is amongst us, AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY GAMES! This year James Cook University is taking away 120 athletes to compete against 7000 other students representing all 41 Universities over Australia. JCU has a rich history of medals at the games taking 1 gold 2 silver and 5 bronze last time we visited the Gold Coast in 2009. Last year JCU won only one gold medal which was in Lawn Bowls from the famous ‘Bowls of Steel’ team that begun in 2009. The lawn bowls team stood head and shoulders above the competition re-writing the history books with an undefeated season on the green. This year with team’s more excited than ever and promising individual athletes in the squad, everyone is looking to make this the best Australian University Games in James Cook University history.



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Community Page

Hill 4 Hearts Charity Walk The Inaugural IGA Hill 4 Hearts Charity Walk was held on Sunday August 21st. With 350 registered walkers the event was a great success!

the challenge that is Castle Hill to promote healthy lifestyles for healthy hearts and raise much needed funds for Cardiac Services at The Townsville Hospital.

The Inaugural IGA Hill 4 Hearts Charity Walk was an all age’s event, aimed at getting the Townsville community behind a great cause. The purpose of the Charity Walk was to gather families, colleagues and groups of friends together and take on

“Walking is great exercise, great for your health and your heart, so we figured why not combine fundraising for Cardiac Services with a leisurely walk up Castle Hill!”

The Inaugural IGA Hill 4 Hearts Charity Walk was organised by Townsville Hospital Foundation with the branding support of Walter’s IGA to raise much needed funds for Cardiac Services at The Townsville Hospital.

“With registration fees kept to a minimum, our main aim was to promote the importance of healthy lifestyles for healthy hearts to the whole family, 100% of the money we do raise will be going to Cardiac Services at The Townsville Hospital”

“There was a feeling of excitement throughout The Townsville Hospital lead-

ing up to this event, which was tremendous, and we are so proud of the of our Queensland Health colleagues for supporting us and the cause!” says Simone Ryan, Manager, Townsville Hospital Foundation. “We are already organising next year’s walk, and are hoping with such a lengthy lead-up and the success of this year’s event, we’ll be able to expand the walk to include a variety of events including a fun run”


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5 Minutes with..... Sandy Corbett / Manager-Domain Central Describe yourself in 3 words: Motivated ,Driven, Passionate Do you have any hidden talents: All my talents are on display What is one of your favourite things to do: Running .... it’s one of those love/hate relationships. Name 1 thing you miss about being a kid: The outdoors. Everything we did as kids was outdoors, there were no computers and we spent all our days swimming, horse riding ,and riding bikes Favourite Sporting memory: Cheerleading in Ingham for the Herbert River Cheer Squad a long long time ago. Favourite Team: Cowboys. You wouldn’t be caught dead, doing what: Going to the shops without shoes If you could be any cartoon character which one would you be: The Road Runner Last movie you watched: I’m not big on going to the movies usually because I don’t have the time but it would have been the latest Shrek movie.

If you could have dinner with any person in the world who would it be: Lady GaGA Favorite movie: Pirates of the Carribean If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be: To be invisible. What is the last book you read: Can’t remember the name but it would have been about murder/crime . If your house was on fire and you could grab only 3 things before leaving, what would they be: Rob and the two dogs What is important to you right now: Family, (Now and always). Name one thing that not many people know about you: I travel the world helping my hubby doing Fireworks shows. If you were granted a wish from a genie what would you want: To make Julia Gillard disappear. Name a celebrity or actor you would want to date: Johnny Depp What would you spend your last 5 bucks on: Extra Large Skinny Moccha from The Coffee Club at Domain Central made by the lovely Tiffany. What did you have, now don’t have, but wish you still did have: An old friendship. What have you always wanted, could easily afford, but never bought yourself: A king size bed Your first rebellious act: Probably smoking . Very bad for you and thankfully I gave it up


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