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Issue 19 November 2011


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Letters to the Editor


November is always a special time in my life. Firstly it is a month were we can raise awareness for a men’s health issues such as mental health and prostate cancer. I have several friends who have lost their life and loved ones due to serious men’s health issues, and many more friends who suffer terrible depression due to family related and health issues. As men we get to show support with the aptly named ‘Movember’ fund raising efforts where we grow a moustache for the length of the month. So if you can, please support a friend and people sporting a moustache and raising funds.

November is always a touching time for me as it was my Brother’s birthday month and also the month he lost his life 15 years ago. So in this issue I would like to pay tribute to my brother Brett Duffie who was a fantastic athlete playing for Queensland in Aussie Rules, played A grade for the Bulldogs for 17 years and was a proud member of Arcadia SLSC as well as playing many other sports in the off season such as Beach Volleyball, Basketball, and Broomball. R.I P Bro, we miss you.


Stephen on behalf of the Townsville Picnic Bay Surf Life Saving club we would like to congratulate you and your staff on your magazine. The Magazine continues to capture the reality of Townsville and District Sporting Events. We would like to thank you the coverage your magazine gives to Surf Life Saving and in particular our Club. The positive fee back to your magazine from the wider community is a credit to you and your team. The Magazine is a great forum for presenting sport and to also promote health and fitness. Your coverage of surf lifesaving has been excellent and assists us in the work we do on the beach and within the community. Keep up the good work. Jim Heery President Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC Hi Jim Thank you very much for your support from the very first issue of this magazine. I am just happy to be able to do something for a sport that is so important to the community. The Surf Life Saving movement is wonderful to be involved with and is very well represented in Townsville with our two local clubs. Growing up as a nipper and then senior Surf Life Saver in Townsville were some of the best days of my life and definitely help shaped me into the person I am today.

Thank you so much for the shots of my son at the Drum Circle. They are great photos from a great magazine! It’s wonderful to see the diversity of sports included and the coverage you give them. Awesome!! Each month I look forward to reading it. Peta Ballinger Hi Peta, The drum circle is a great lifestlye activivty in Townsville and I hope the photos I publish help with it’s awareness. As a photographer, I love that i can actually display my photos for people to see through the magazine, and am glad you enjoy them. Hey Duff, I am really impressed by your great photos! You are doing an amazing job. It must be so rewarding to get feedback on your “work”. When I was last back home in the Ville briefly I saw a copy of your magazine (the one with your girls on the cover) and was so impressed. Where do you get the time? I am in awe! Vicki Junk Hi Vicki The feedback is very rewarding and I just love recieving encouraging words about the publication and welcome any feedback and constructive criticism. I have always beleived criticism perfects. As for time, mmmmm..........

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Contents | NOVEMBER 2011 | Issue #19 Profiles: 8

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Cover Story - Flo Rida Carlie Pearce- Hockey Jake Avenell- Moto Cross Deena Aiken- Rugby Union Justin Douglas- Hockey Megan Flux Sam Stedman- Adventure racing


20 Walking is the best medicine - Jayne

Arlett How to live with natures rhythm and harness its power- Petra Creutziger 30 The second best performance on the world stage this year - Dr Deborah Latouf 34 Redefining fitness - Harry Normand 41 Kinesio Tape - Angus Vincent




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


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Business Profile - Vernon Constructions My Story - Allison Dearling Tori’s Challenge - Quad Biking 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

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NOVEMBER 5 4 Friday

5pm Night Markets Strand Park 7pm Speedway Ayr



11am Townsville Hospital Foundation Charity Golf Day Townsville Golf Club




9am Gymnastic Townsville Invitational meet Gymnastics Townsville 11am Motor Cycle Road Racing Sun City Raceway 3pm King of the Hill Drag Racing Shaw Road 6.30pm Roller Derby Willows On Wheels



7pm Sit Down Comedy Club Consortium


9am Townsville Gun Club Zone Coaching Alligator Ck Table Tennis Interschool Championships Charters Towers Rd 6.30pm Roller Derby Willows on Wheels 7.30pm The Grates Concert The Venue


10am Jet Ski Racing Ross River


8.30am Off Shore Ski Racing The Strand 9am Swimming Carnival Long Tan Pool Wiggles Big Birthday Tour Entertainment Centre 5pm Speedway Championships Pioneer Park 5pm Full Moon Drum Circle Gregory St Ampitheatre 7.30pm WNBL Fire v Sydney Uni Rd#6 RSL Stadium





9.30am Cruise for a Cause Strand Park Downhill Mountan Bike Rd#5 Mt Stuart Age Table Tennis Championships Charters Towers rd



Downhill Mountain Bike Dark Ross River NQ khanacross Charters Towers Motor Cycle Track 9am Gymnastics Townsville intra-Club Comp Gymnastics Townsville 9am Townsville Gun Club Patrons Cup Alligator Ck


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Dirt Track Racing Ayr

11am Motor Cycle Road Racing Sun City Raceway



12pm WNBL Fire v West Coast RSL Stadium

5.30pm (Friday, Sat,Sunday) Townsville Cup on Wheels The Veledrome, Idalia



6.30pm Trivia Night The Brewery 7pm Chick at the Flicks Event Cinema, The City


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7.30pm XZIBIT The Venue


7.30pm WNBL Fire v Logan RSL Stadium


Karting Xmas meet Sun City Raceway 6pm Roller Derby Grand Final Willows on Wheels 7.30pm NBL Crocs vs Wollongong The Swamp




10am Jet Ski Racing Ross River



8am Off Shore Ski Racing The Strand 7.30pm WNBL Fire v Dandenong RSL Stadium


Cover story

The poolside at Jupiters was transformed into a concert venue like no other as international rapper Flo Rida took to the stage in front of more than 1700 fans.

word by Isis Symes Photos by Stephen Duffie / Wizpics

Jupiters Managing Director Sean Knights said the first-of-its-kind event was a huge success and looked forward to bringing similar concerts to the venue in the future. “It was fantastic,” Mr Knights said.

“Where else in the world other than in places like Vegas and Miami can you see an event like this with fans donning their boardies and bikinis in front of a stage?.” Concert-goers walked into a sexy but sophisticated Sunday afternoon session with more than six hours of nonstop entertainment including appearances from locals DJ Slim and beat boxer Beau O’Brien as well as Australian singing and dancing sensation Timomatic and sexy Aussie DJ Havana Brown. The crowd roared when Flo Rida took to the stage at about 9.15pm as he kicked off his set with the charttopping single In the Ayer amid a spectacular fireworks show.

Speaking to the media before the concert, Flo said he was looking forward to taking a dip in the water and he did just that at the concert, when he performed a song from in the pool while surrounded by bikini-clad women. “Flo sprayed the crowd with champagne, handed out roses to the ladies and even got fans up on the stage with him,” Mr Knights said. “It really was a spectacular night and now that the people of Townsville have seen what we can do, we hope that the next act will be even bigger.”





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Interschool Basketball


Obe Geia Junior Challenge YOUNG rugby league players from 11 north Queensland primary schools competed at the third annual Obe Geia Junior Challenge at the Palm Island Aboriginal Community words and pic : Alf Wilson football oval on September 15. The carnival is named after Obe Geia junior, the first Palm Islander to play A grade with the North Queensland Cowboys and he was there to make the presentations. Palm Island sides were the Barracudas, the Warriors and Arch Angels consisting of players from Bwgcolman and St Michael’s schools. Townsville District schools to compete were winners Heatley, St Joseph’s, Magnetic Island, Good Shepherd, Shalom, Rasmussen, Vincent, Marian and Kelso. Most of the visiting teams had some Indigenous footballers. ach of the sides played five games in two pools and the leaders in each contested the grand final. Barracudas were coached by Steve Bennett and reached the decider before being gallantly beaten 24-20 by Heatley Primary from Townsville. Try scorers for the Barracudas were Allan Walsh (two), Quinton Panuel, Isaac Bulsey SPORT LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE

and Nickarlin Baira. Barracudas would certainly have won except for a five try effort out of six by giant Heatley Queensland Schoolboys representative Ethan James. In their qualifying games, the young Barracudas won four games and drew one. Arch Angels were coached by local boxer and trainer Chris Gundy and won three games and lost two. One standout player was Eliar Charles who scored three great tries in one match. “This was a great effort by our lads as most of them are on grades five and six and some of the opponents were much bigger,” Gundy said. Warriors were coached by star Palm Island Brothers A grade centre Mickeal Sibley and they won two games and lost three. At the opening ceremony Palm Deputy Mayor Raymond Sibley thanked all of the visiting teams whose players and teachers/coaches had travelled by ferry earlier in the morning. Guests were welcomed to country by elder Allan Palm island and Obe’s grandmother Peena Geia gave an emotional speech when she read passages from Psalm 133 of the holy Bible. The Challenge is a partnership between the Palm Island community, the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys, the NRL All Stars Game, the Department of Sport and Recreation and the Palm Island PCYC, and is hosted and run by the Palm Island community. Each young footballer has earned the right to play in the carnival through regular attendance and positive

behaviour at school all year. The venue, Palm Island Rugby League Club (The Farm), will be divided into two mod-sized fields with each match to be played over 15 minutes. It’s a unique carnival for the kids from Palm Island - who get the chance to play some home games in front of their family and friends - and the youngsters from the mainland, who travel two hours by ferry to play on the picturesque island north-east of Townsville. “It’s a massive day for many of the kids - four hours of travel, a couple of kilometres walking as well as five modified length games of rugby league - but a very enjoyable and educational one as well,” North Queensland Toyota Cowboys community manager Fiona Pelling said. “We really encourage all the kids, once invited, to take part in this dancing as it is a great ice breaker and really sets the atmosphere for the day.” As well as giving children from Palm Island and the mainland the chance to play some footy, the carnival gives the island’s community an opportunity to showcase their destination and their culture. It also aims to strengthen interschool relationships and promote sport, health and fitness. Each player received a participation medal or a winners/runners-up trophy, supplied by the Palm Island Council; a drink bottle donated by Sucrogen; and a participant’s Obe Geia 2011 shirt supplied by the Toyota Cowboys. 11


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In the blood

Carlie was born with hockey in her blood as her Nan, mum and brother all played and her Dad even had a go. She first started for Parks Hockey Club when she was 8 years old. The next year Carlie represented Townsville slipping straight into the division one under 11’s team. When she was 10 years old she became a permanent member of the Parks under 17’s girl’s team, then going on to making her first North Queensland team. When Carlie was 12 she made her first Queensland school girls team who won the national tournament undefeated. Carlie then cocaptained the Townsville under 13’s team which went on the win the State Championship undefeated. She also become a part of the Parks division One Ladies team the youngest member at 14 and went on to shadow the Open girls North Queensland team and was also selected in her second Queensland team who also won the national tournament undefeated. The following year Carlie represented the Kirwan Cobras who won the State Championships undefeated, she then got her first North Queensland secondary school bodysuit and got gold at the State Championships. That year was also was her first year for under 15’s where she represented Townsville and the team came 4th at the championships.

and Darwin and of course most towns in Qld over the last couple of years. Playing the game is just part of the fun.

Recently Carlie was named “Best Forward” for the Parks Division 1 ladies side, who were minor premiers for 2011, she also won “Best Junior Girl” for the club for the second year in a row. She was a part of the Townsville Premier League Women’s team, the Open girls North Queensland team, the Kirwan Cobras team who are about to travel to Brisbane to compete in the State Championship finals . Carlie just finished competing in the Townsville under 18’s team and was selected in the under 18 girls Queensland squad where she will travel to Brisbane and trial for selection in the new year. When she isn’t ripping up the turf Carlie is helping out either by coaching the younger kids, giving a helping hand in the canteen, technical officiating or putting her badges to use by umpiring. In 2009 Carlie was awarded with “Most Promising Junior Girl Umpire” for both Townsville hockey association and Parks hockey club and taking out the award again this year for her club. Carlie’s passion for the sport has shown throughout the years with her dedication and pride to her club she always loves getting dressed up and decorating the Parks “John Young hill” on finals days to cheer on her fellow club mates.

“I remember being at hockey from 7 in the morning and not leaving again until the turf lights got turned off late at night every weekend”. Her mum Sue has been heavily involved with Parks hockey club including President and Carlie wishes to take the reins in the future. “I have been bought up playing hockey and it is just something that I will always do but I can never imagine myself in anything other than the mighty maroon and gold of Parks.”


2010 was a memorable year for Carlie, she captained the Parks under 15 girls side who won the grand final after extra time and down to drop offs with only 5 per team on the field at the end and which she was also awarded “Player of the Final.” She was selected in the Townsville under 15’s team, the Kirwan Cobras Open Girls team, the Open girls North Queensland team who came second place, Queensland under 16’s school girls team who won the Nationals and under 15’s Queensland team who were runners up. I have got to make some great friends along the way and so have Mum & Dad we have got to travel to Adelaide, Perth


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All hopes for Townsville glory at the U18 women’s State titles were dashed by Gold Coast when they went head to head at the Murray Hockey Complex recently. The scores were 1-1 until the last two minutes of the second half when Gold Coast snatched the lead, and the State Title, from Townsville’s grasp with a desperate 2-1 win. Townsville did not leave the title empty handed as they took out the following honours: Player of the Final – Kazzia Lammon Player of the Series – Stephanie Kershaw Players selected in the QLD squad: Stephanie Kershaw Carlie Pearce Rebecca Church

After competing at the Australian Championships in Canberra in July of this year, Jay was selected as part of a twelve person Australian Tour Team. The competition will be held in Timaru in New Zealand’s south island, and will be Jay’s first international competition.

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New State Age Champion One of Tennis Townsville’s regulars, 8 year old Mikayla Zahirovic is proving to be a very talented tennis player. Not only has she been producing great results in the Junior Development Series Circuit over the past few months, but more recently she showed off her talent at the Head QLD State Age Championships. The Championships were held September 17-20 at Rockhampton Regional Tennis Centre for Age Groups 14U, 16U and 18U and the Yeppoon Tennis Centre for 12U and 10U age groups. This event attracts Gold Australian Ranking Points for 12U, 14U and 16U. Mikayla won the 10U Girls Singles, beating Roopa Bains (Brisbane) 6-3, 6-2. Mikayla also came runner up in the 10U Mixed Doubles with partner, Lachlan Vickery. This is a great achievement for Mikayla and her support team is extremely proud of her. 2011 has been a great year of tennis for the young star. In April she won the U10 Girls Singles and U10 Girls Doubles at the Mid North Queensland Open Tennis

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Championships held in Mackay and she’s played impressively in the Junior Development Series scoring many wins. Mikayla loves her tennis and hardly a day goes by when she’s not seen on the courts at Tennis Townsville. Mikayla is part of Tennis Townsville’s Pickerings DGM Touring Squad which is coached by Tennis Townsville’s Head Coach, Wayne Hannah. “Mikayla has played some amazing tennis this year; she’s very focused and passionate. She has such talent and is only 8 years old, can you image her in a couple of years. Good on her for producing such great results this year! Her hard training is really paying off.” Wayne said. Mikayla competed in the Ergon Energy NQ Junior Age Championships held at Tennis Townsville in September. In the 10U Girls Singles, Mikayla Zahirovic won the finals match against Helena Fricke (Mount Isa) receiving the Champion title for the 10U Girls Singles.

Inaugural Queensland Murri Rugby League Carnival

THE Townsville District Walkabouts team which included three Torres Strait Islander players took out the under 15 grand final at the inaugural Queensland Murri rugby league carnival held on the Gold Coast from September 22 to 25. In their round one game Townsville District Walkabouts 30 defeated FOGS Flyers 0, in round two they Inala Boyz 40-12, and in round three rolled Dirringhi 32-nil. In their quarter final encounter Townsville District Walkabouts 42 thrashed Bundaberg 0, and showed championship form in their semi-final when they hammered Ipswich Diggers 54-14. Townsville District Walkabouts 44 defeated FNQ Dodgers 24 in the grand final.








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From a very young age Jake Avenell loved motor bikes, so much Jessica (Bessy) Avenell so his first bike a 96 model KX 60 was bought forher himway when is well on tohe was just 7 years old. Both Jake and his dad Peter loved spending becoming Australia’s their week-ends riding around the localfemale tracks,answer sometimes to pushing their bikes for kms to find suitable riding and to avoid Casey areas Stoner. trouble with the police. With the encouragement of his12, friends, Now aged Jessica held Jake started racing in 2004 on a new Honda CR has 85. He improved hertoJunior slowly avoiding broken bones and injury himselfNational which he saw Motocross License constantly with his friends. Even the more experienced riders for three years. Many She were not immune to the dangers of motor cross racing. started out riding a riders suffer dangerous accidents whilst racing thatyears has made KTM 65 and at nine it so important to use all the available safety gear every time you old against all the boys ride. Some of Jake’s friends have discontinued in the of her age, assport theredue to were still very few these injuries.

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With renewed energy, Jake now 17 is starting hisin 7th year in raccompete the junior ing moving from the junior ranks into the seniors for the first time. ranks. Jake has enjoyed mixed success throughoutFollowing his sporting hercareer as a junior, and has done his apprenticeship well, ridinglocal in all brother Jake’s racing success, the major motor cross events across Queensland. Generous local Jessica’s followed her passion dedicated sponsorship received through J Rand ‘S Motor cycles her and sporting Turnell Secufocus to motocross Her enthusiasm off made rity Services has addedracing. to Jake’s overall success has and paid this has as she is now nipping at the heels of some of the boys and him unwavering in his commitment to improving and continues to giving them a real run for their money. train and keep fit on a daily basis. Jake also knows very well being Jessica’s Dad Peter said her confidence and ability the best in your home town is a relatively small achievement and began to show early in 2008, when she rode in both the to get better must to travel and gain as much experiJunior 65cche and thecontinue Junior 85cc divisions, which led to a ence asthe possible. win in Townsville Junior Girls Motocross for the 85cc

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Jayne Arlett Townsville Podiatry Centre

Walking is the best medicine

Walking for just half an hour a day can be as good for your mental health as it is for the rest of your body, but untreated painful feet are discouraging many Australians from being active. by Darren Barclay, Podiatrist Townsville Podiatry Centre

Podiatrists can literally help people get back on their feet, by treating the foot and lower limb problems that can stop their patients from walking. Many people believe lower limb pain is an inevitable part of aging particularly when the symptoms have been present for a long time. However, most lower limb pain can be reduced if not eradicated with appropriate diagnosis and management. This may involve footwear changes, orthotics to correct biomechanical abnormalities and acupuncture for pain relief and to restore muscle function. Research shows that exercise like walking can help block negative thoughts and alters the levels of ‘feel good’ chemicals in the brain such as serotonin, endorphins and stress hormones. Depression is one of the most common

health conditions in Australia, affecting one in five people at some stage in their lives. According to Beyond Blue, around one million adults and 100,000 young people live with depression each year. A study from the Centre for Mental Health Research revealed that for older people, exercise is as helpful as antidepressant medication or social contact.

However, walking is not such a simple exercise for many people who suffer foot pain. President of the Australasian Podiatry Council, Brenden Brown says there are simple ways to treat foot problems. ‘Some of my patients don’t like to walk because their feet are painful or because walking triggers pre-existing conditions. However, podiatrists are trained to correct

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.

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these problems. Sometimes people begin to exercise and find their feet are painful. They often blame their shoes when in fact it’s a problem that could be treated by a podiatrist’.

A podiatrist is a foot specialist and will be able to evaluate shoe fit and suitability, and perform an assessment to determine if orthotic therapy will be beneficial. Darren Barclay, from the Townsville Podiatry Centre, recommends “that a visit to your podiatrist before you begin any exercise campaign, to ensure your feet are in optimum condition is definitely beneficial. And it is important to begin any exercise program gradually. If you do experience foot pain that persists for 48 hours, consult a podiatrist for treatment’.

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For the cause

Deena Aiken was born in Innisfail in 1975 and moved to Townsville with her family in 1980. Deena developed her passion for competitive sports in lifesaving as a 6 year old in the Under 7s Nippers at Picnic Bay, and held the Queensland State Title for both the surf swim and beach sprint in 1983, believed to be the only time in Queensland Junior Surf Lifesaving to that point. Two years later she again won the swim but finished with a bronze in the beach sprint in 1985. Whilst participating in numerous sports and representing Townsville and North Queensland in Hockey, Touch and Waterpolo throughout school, it was when she was introduced to rugby union when studying for a Bachelor of Science degree at Queensland University in 1994 that sport became truly took the priority in Deena’s life.

After being invited down to sign on for a “footy” team Deena assumed she was going to join a touch football session and was thrilled to find out that there was a Women’s full contact rugby union side at the university. In her first season, after 18 games for the University of Queensland Deena was selected to play in the first ever Australian Women’s Rugby Union team, the Wallaroos. She was the youngest member of the team. Her international career saw her play against New Zealand, England, Wales, Sweden, Hong Kong and The United States of America. As a direct result of her involvement in rugby Deena’s ‘have boots, will travel’ attitude saw her develop a passion for travel, living in Ireland, the USA, Canada,



Spain, England and Africa in her pursuit of playing rugby consistently and at the highest possible level year round for a period of 18 years.

Having gained coaching and referring qualifications along the way, Deena was tempted by an invitation to visit Rwanda in 2004 to assist with a project to develop grass roots rugby as a reconciliation tool. During this visit, Deena coached the Rwandan National Women’s 7s team against Burundi and on her return she was inspired to share her passion for the game with underpriviledged young people in Rwanda and

became a trustee of the UK based charity, Friends of Rwandan Rugby which was in the very early stages of development. In her gratitude to all the opportunities rugby had provided Deena with she was attracted to the mission statement of the charity which is;

Supporting school and community participation in the game of rugby, to promote reconciliation and encourage a healthy

and active lifestyle amongst the Rwandan people

In 2007 Deena spent a year in Rwanda establishing the infrastructure for the ongoing development of the charity operations. Since Deena first became involved in the Friends of Rwandan Rugby charity the following landmarks have been achieved: The charity was successfully registered in the UK, the charity employs a full time project Manager and three rugby development officers in rural areas, and runs annual coaching tours from England to promote Tag rugby in primary schools so coaches can share in the life-changing experience of introducing Rwandan children to the game of rugby union.

Deena returned to Townsville in March of this year due to family illness. Unfortunately there is no women’s rugby union club teams in Townsville so at the moment the only way she can get on the field is to be the referee. She continues to develop the charity in Africa and stated “I am excited about setting up an Australian branch of Friends of Rwandan Rugby and which will enable Australian rugby fanatics to participate in the development of rugby in Rwanda. It would also be great to see some of the many female touch and Oztag players I have seen in Townsville, participating in a local women’s rugby union team.” For more information regarding the history and activities of the charity, please check out our website,

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How to Live with Nature’s Rhythm and Harness it’s Power - Spring by Petra Creutziger

If you have grown up in the northern hemisphere, spring looks probably something like this: Juicy, fresh, green leaves are fighting their way through a layer of snow. The early morning fog that covered the meadow in an opening in the woods reveals the colourful heads of crocuses, snowdrops, daffodils and lilies of the valley, which boldly and persistently bring forward their lushly Greens, shining Yellows or bright Pinks, Purples, Blues or Whites. The brownish, earthy colour of soil that was resting under a layer of snow is sneaking through to add to the palette. The fragrance is hard to describe – the smell of melting snow crystals, with a bit of sunlight and the touch of a flower’s breath… It’s the smell of awakening, bringing with it Hope, a sense of Growth and Curiosity. Spring is the season of the rising Yang, which stands for life functions such as Evolution, Growth, Teamwork or Adaptability.

Having a vision and a goal is the natural evolution from resting and contemplating over those during winter. Now in spring is the time to get organised and to make decisions and choices that will bring us closer to our goals.


Anger, frustration and impatience are emotions linked to the Wood element, which in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is linked to the season of spring.

TCM considers the Liver to be the master organ, because it stores energy (Chi), cleanses the blood and creates immune cells and digestive enzymes. It’s partner organ, the Gallbladder stores and concentrates the secreted by the Liver, then distributes it to the digestive system when required. A TCM practitioner would examine her client for health and balance in these organs through the eyes, muscles and nails. If observed that the client is full of bitterness, resentment and anger, it is a sign that the balance in the body is disturbed and that both organs will likely be upset. This imbalance might also be responsible for indecisiveness, lack of care and sensibility for ourselves, reflected in how we treat the environment around us.

Balance in these organs however will support a sense of purpose, foresight and adaptability as well as being compassionate. In spring, living with the rhythm of nature means taking care of your energy. It is always a good time to start to learn or practise Tai Chi or Qi Gong, but if one

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.

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Tai Chi brings the components of concentration, flow and relaxation to a meditation practise, which perfectly represents the ‘rising yin’ energy of spring.

Qi Gong (CHEE GUNG), traditionally being practised to restore harmony and balance and to cure illnesses, cleanses and energises the meridian system and the inner organs. The exercises within Qi Gong each stimulate a certain meridian (energy pathway, energy line) within the body, generating an effortless flow of energy. Qi Gong is said to be the art of cultivating Chi (energy), while Tai Chi is the art of managing it, making either the perfect exercise practise for the spring season.

As with many ancient practises, Tai Chi and Qi Gong are best learned from a teacher and most fun in a group. As there are different styles, especially of Tai Chi, it is essential that you find the one that most suits your personality and your needs. Chi Thai Bodywork and Tai Chi For Busy People have joint forces and are offering a 6 week-beginner program. For more details and to register go to http://chiyujveda. com/chiasanas/tai-chi-workshop


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BUSINESS PROFILE: VERNON Constructions Eliminating down time is a priority for any business and is why Vernon Constructions offer realistic quoting and measuring systems to ensure your work is completed on target so you can carry on with your projects.

Vernon Constructions have operated in Townsville and surrounding areas of North Queensland for over 10 years. From humble beginnings as a one-man operation, Beau Vernon has led Vernon Constructions Pty Ltd to its current environment and is now one of North Queensland’s leading civil engineering and construction contractors servicing clients including Federal, State and Local government agencies, as well as major and private developers. So what has made Vernon Constructions what it is today? Director Beau Vernon explains “the growth in Townsville over the past years has certainly helped many small businesses in the area, including Vernon Constructions. The area has been given access to bigger projects and prospects, stimulating business growth and offering more jobs to the market.” Beau Vernon has a strong commitment to safety in the civil construction industry and has displayed this through Vernon Constructions by offering a diverse range of services to move earth with safety always a priority. Vernon Constructions ensures their equipment, experience and expert team can locate find and reveal anything underground safely.

The founder of Vernon Constructions, Beau Vernon, was born and raised in Townsville and spent his entire life involved in local sports and community events. This is why Vernon Constructions dedicates a considerable amount of money and effort promoting local sports and athletes. In the past year Vernon Constructions have proudly sponsored and supported some of Townsville’s best athletes including boxer’s, Josh the Real Thing King, Les Lock and Load Sherrington and Tommy Gun Clarke, MMA Athlete Aaron Dreamtime Raffin and Motorsport Drag Racer Steven Somer.

So how is that possible to locate anything underground? The Vernon Construction Ground Penetrating Radar is a machine focused on locating underground services, from sewers to electrical lines, including the depth the line is underground and the distance it travels. The Ground Penetrating Radar is operated by North Queensland’s most experienced and accurate operators to ensure the readings are as accurate as possible. “After we have located your underground services with the GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) we can hydro vac the earth to reveal the services, causing no damage, and no dramas” explains Beau. The Vernon Constructions Hydro Vac Units use high pressure water to cut through the earth and suck it out with a high pressure vacuum system and store the removed spoil in a holding tank for removal from your site. This allows the Vernon Construction team to reveal your underground service damage free and leave the site clean. Vernon Constructions also offer a range of heavy machinery to work on any project including, bobcat, tippers, backhoes and excavators, all with experienced operators catering to Townsville and surrounding areas. A full range of mobile units is also available to work anywhere, anytime. All Vernon Constructions machinery and equipment has been tried, tested and is handled by our qualified senior operators. With all of these facets in mind, you can count on Vernon Constructions to carry out your job professionally, on time and hassle free.






The second best performance on the world stage this year

I had more feedback on last month’s article than for any other article that I have written for Sport Lifestyle. It’s nice to know people are interested in sports that don’t always get mainstream media coverage. So this issue I thought I would focus on these athletes a little more. by Dr Deborah Latouf

Each year the Sport Australia Hall of Fame presents the Don Award. It is named after Sir Donald Bradman, and honours a current Australian athlete who, by their achievements and example over the last 12 months, is considered to have the capacity to inspire the nation. This year that great honour went to Cadel Evans, which of course was well deserved. However another athlete should feel just a little unlucky that she did not win in what was a very competitive year for the award. The talk in the media was that the female athlete who was in the judges minds’ was US Open tennis champion Samantha Stosur. However in my humble mind, the female performance of the year belongs to Sally Pearson. Here’s why I rate it ahead of the win by Samantha Stosur (with all due respect of course). For those who may not know much about Sally Pearson, she is a track athlete who specialises in the 110 metres hurdles, but is also pretty handy over the flat 100 metre sprint. Sally has an interesting background, having come through the ranks of little athletics. So often in Australian athletics we have seen these so called ‘child prodigies’ who have excelled as juniors. More often than not they do not progress through the ranks or are lost to a higher profile sport. Sally is one of the exceptions, having been successful as a junior and carrying this through to the highest senior level. Also interesting is the fact that Sally came into contact with her current coach when she was still in primary school. She has had the same coach ever since and they have formed a formidable team. They have obviously grown together as athlete and coach; when it is normally the case that an


athlete will change coaches and be ‘handed on’ as they graduate through to a state or national institute program. So her success is as much a credit to Sharon Hannan, as it is to Sally’s talent, determination and ability.

The 100 metres hurdles is an unforgiving race. It is extremely technical, with absolutely no margin for error. Athletes need to get out of the blocks perfectly and into their stride pattern straight away. The length of the strides they take between the hurdles needs to be exact; and those hurdles really are much higher than they look. Get one thing wrong and the athlete will at best clip the hurdles putting them off balance for the rest of the race. At worst they will crash into the hurdles (yes, it hurts a lot) and their race is gone.

Sally was first successful on the world stage when she won the silver medal at the 2008 Olympic Games. Since this time she has maintained her determination and focus and continued to improve. She won the gold medal in the 2010 Commonwealth Games; however there was a lack of depth in the field in this race. I have been most impressed with 2011 as a year of outstanding performances by Sally Pearson. One of the things I really like about her as an athlete is that she is prepared to set goals and go for them. Listen to her interviewed and she will say – “I have come here to win”. There are never any excuses and most certainly she never holds back. She is not there to ‘get experience’ or for training. Every time she goes out there and races she is going for the win, and the personal best. This year she won every single race that she competed in leading into the World Championships. In the preliminary rounds

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.

of the Worlds she set a personal best and the fourth fastest time in history; only 0.07 of a second off the world record. She went on to win the final convincingly to become the world champion. Following this she continued to race the Diamond League events in her desire to complete the season undefeated. In her very last race, she clipped the 6th hurdle and crashed out. It cost her $40 000 in bonus prize money and the race was won in a time 0.4 of a second slower than her winning time at worlds (this time differential is enormous over 100 metres). The sting of that defeat will no doubt be her inspiration to move onward to London 2012. She has publicly stated that she is not after the world record, just the gold medal. But don’t be surprised if you see her break the world record in the process of trying to secure that gold. It all comes down to one chance in four years. You need to get everything right to win a gold medal at the Olympics. It’s four years of meticulous preparation, each year building on the achievements of the previous year. Winning a grand slam tennis tournament is also a career defining moment. But unlike athletics, tennis players get four chances to do this every year. They need to string together two weeks of superlative play and win seven matches. If things don’t work out for them in a tournament they can regroup, and prepare for the next slam, which depending on the time of year may only be weeks away. So congratulations to both Samantha and Sally for their great performances, and it will be interesting to see how the next 12 months pans out for both of them.


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Townsville hockey product Justin Douglas has capped a stunning debut season in the Brisbane Hockey League by being named the competition’s Rookie of the Year. A striker for the Bulimba Bulls, Douglas beat fellow nominees Bulimba clubmate Simon Borger and fellow Townsville product Aidan Rintala (University Hockey Club) to win the award. The 18-year-old, who was “a little surprised but glad to win” the Rookie of the Year award, relocated to Brisbane this year to further his hockey career.

“It’s definitely a lot harder (in Brisbane) and a better league as there’s only four teams in Townsville,” said Douglas, who graduated from Ignatius Park College last year. “If you want to become a better player you have to come down here to play in a better league. It’s definitely made my game a lot better.” Douglas, who lives with his aunt Story and Photos By Lee Oliver at Parkinson - the home suburb of Australian Kookaburras striker ners have gone on to play in the Australian Jake Whetton - said he had benefited from Hockey League with the Queensland Blades, playing alongside the likes of former internaa team Douglas wants to be a part of in the tional stars Troy Elder and Stephen Lambert near future. at Bulimba this season. “I’ve learned a lot, just what to do, how to get the ball receiving-wise and what the best shot (at goal) is,” Douglas said.

Certainly his goal scoring exploits in 2011 would have made Blades coach Matthew Wells sit up and take notice.

Douglas’s name is now etched on the Rookie of the Year trophy alongside some of the biggest names in Australian hockey.

Douglas scored 20 goals from 11 games for Bulimba this season, including six goals in a match against QUT in June, to finish as the third top goal scorer in the Brisbane competition.

Previous winners of the award include Australian Kookaburras stars Lambert, Matthew Swann, Liam de Young, Jason Wilson and four-time World Player of the Year, Jamie Dwyer. Eleven of the past 14 Rookie of the Year win-


The speedy striker also netted 13 goals from nine matches for Queensland at the Australian under-18 championships, before representing his state at under-21 level.

“I’ve always scored a few goals but probably not as many as I did this year,” Douglas said. The leading goal scorer in the Brisbane Hockey League this season, Mark Harris of Labrador, won the Player of the Year medal, beating two-time winner George Clutton (Easts) by one vote, with Ian Schulz (Redcliffe) third in polling. Douglas registered 11 votes to finish equal ninth in polling for the award, based on 3-2-1 votes from match umpires at the end of each regular season game. Before moving to Brisbane, Douglas won two senior men’s premierships with the powerful Commercials club in Townsville, including scoring the winning goal in the 2009 grand final as a 16-year-old.



Redefining fitness Exercise is changing almost as fast as everything else in the world these days, and only for the better. The science of movement has evolved to truly match the demands of daily life. Professional exercise coaches now provide you with expert assessment, exercise program design and education, whether you’re desk-sore or competing in sport. These new training formats have made a professional standard of individual service affordable to anyone.

Harry Normand Harry , BEng, owns Spark Posture & Movement Studio in the city centre. He has spent the last eight years developing an engaging and results-driven approach to designing and coaching exercise programs for optimal movement and pain relief. His focus on educating clients to take control of their own health has shown great results in the corporate sector, elite sport, tradies and retirees alike.

Written by Harry Normand

What constitutes fitness?

What is fitness, and how do you get ‘fit’? If I’d asked that question 30, 20 or even 10 years ago, answers would likely have focussed on cardio fitness, ab training and muscle development. However if you only use these factors to measure your fitness, you may be setting yourself up for repetitive niggling injuries, or worse. A good answer to the question today would also reference posture, balance, and coordination, all critical elements of injury prevention, successful rehabilitation and work/athletic performance. Attention to these aspects of fitness make you structurally robust and able to handle loading from all directions, building a foundation for you to work harder for longer, and yet be assured of safe, uninjured progress.

Exercises to support your lifestyle:

In the last 10 years, movement scientists have torn up the form book and started again from first principles. No more muscle isolation on machines, no more seated exercises ... if you want a lean, strong body ready for anything life can throw at you, you need to start training functionally. That is, using natural patterns of movement in three dimensions that carry over into your life. These simple, common sense exercises teach you skills to help you stand taller and move more easily, reduce pain, have more fun with your kids and play harder in sport. ‘Functional’ exercises quite simply make your body function better by strengthening


the complex movement patterns you might have to coordinate in real life. This has become more necessary in recent years as changes in people’s habits have eroded some natural movement skills. So the idea is simply to engage and spark the nervous system, which is typically so suppressed by hours of sitting at a desk. These ‘lifestyle exercises’ do more than just burn calories and build muscle, and they’re suitable for all ages – designed correctly a functional exercise program will improve your reflexes and overall agility, factors that may be the key to preventing damaging falls later in life.

Matching your individual needs:

The key to designing your optimal functional exercise program is to find out how your body uniquely moves at the moment. A posture and movement assessment will check your joint health and movement quality, and identify the cause of any existing or developing injuries. Then it’s a case of figuring out which exercises will make you move better and which ones would only be setting you up for future injury. Professional exercise coaches will be sure to complete a full assessment of posture and movement so that they can always plan your progress three months ahead. This defines goals, allows close monitoring of progress and ensures that each exercise in your program is exactly what you need, with no time fillers.

Delivered when and how you want it:

This evolution of exercise has come at the same time as a change in the way professional exercise coaching is made available to you. Social and spending habits have changed the way you want to be coached and educated. While the state of the economy has raised questions about the value of PT, there is still an ever-growing demand for affordable, personalised service from the fitness industry. This change in awareness and demand has been met with a rise in the number of small studios offering semi-private training. This training format, delivering personal programs in an energetic small-group environment, has been shown to produce better results than 1-on-1 coaching. It encourages understanding of the training principles involved, yielding lifelong skills.

Getting results:

In the next few months I’ll show you how functional exercise is the ideal approach for preventing and rehabilitating injury and improving work and sports performance. As this is the off season for some major sports in Australia, it’s a great time of year for the athletes amongst you to look at rehabilitation, just to work on clearing up any niggling injuries sustained over the season. Then a phase with an emphasis on injury prevention, followed by a phase of performance training, will set you up for your best season yet.

In the meantime get a Spark posture and movement assessment and a long term progressive exercise program. Then you can start 2012 really moving your own way.


My story

“Live and Breath Yoga”

Allison Dearling I started practicing Ashtanga yoga about 11 years ago initially as a great complement to the hard training I was doing at the time in an outrigger canoe paddling team. I was quickly hooked on the feeling it gave me, and happily surprised by the strength that I gained that I’d never got from other exercise before. I was still recovering from a serious car accident that had broken both of my arms, so some of the movements were more than just a challenge, but I got such positive results from the practice that I persevered, and in time the yoga became my rehabilitation program, where other professional medical approaches had failed. As I moved from university into a career as a professional accountant, yoga showed me another side of its holistic effects, helping me keep calm and centred as my work life and studying for my professional exams kept me extremely busy. Even just having the presence of mind to stop and take a few deep breaths refreshed me and got me through tough deadlines, but the physical movements of yoga also stretched out the muscles that were out of balance from sitting at work all day and studying at night. When I went to work in Europe in 2002, my yoga practice got a bit patchy and I did it when I could, but eventually I found Ashtanga yoga again in Glasgow, Scotland. I jumped


straight back into it, even though it’s a bit different doing yoga in a beanie, legwarmers and 2 jumpers! I chanced across the opportunity to study for a year to gain a yoga teacher’s certificate. I really just signed up so that I could understand a little of the other aspects of yoga that you don’t learn about in a weekly class, but since we each had to organise and teach a small group of friends, by the end of the course I was already teaching, and loving it. I’ve really had a lot of fun and great experiences through Ashtanga yoga. It’s given me the chance to to learn with the best teachers and travel all over the world, including Mysore, India, the home of Ashtanga yoga. Over the years I’ve come to appreciate it as far more than just a physical workout. As

your practice gets more refined, and you get control of your breathing in the (sometimes) crazy postures we do, you start to gain an inner discipline and strength that helps you to stay calm as you handle the demands of your day. Ashtanga yoga is a dynamic style of yoga that generates heat in the body, melting away unwanted toxins and uses a set sequence of postures, increasing in difficulty co-ordinating the breath with movement. I moved back to Townsville in 2009. After living in Scotland for seven years, when I tell people I teach yoga, I still expect most people to have say “Oh, I’m not flexible enough to do yoga”, but Townsville people have just jumped at the chance to give it a go. It’s proved really popular with all sorts of people here in Townsville, from office workers and mums looking for back care, to amateur and

professional athletes looking to optimise the way they move and recover from their training loads. The support and encouragement we’ve had from everyone that’s been to the studio or completed an introduction course have made it worth every moment and we’re still amazed when we think about that first little class we had in our lounge room almost 2 years ago. Live and Breathe Yoga studio is a boutique city centre yoga studio, specializing in Ashtanga Yoga. We regularly run introduction courses for complete beginners and people with some yoga experience, and we have a full schedule of classes for all levels, and run regular workshops to help folk deepen their practice. We share our studio with Spark, an exciting young business that coaches simple and advanced exercise techniques to improve your posture, movement and energy. Between Live & Breathe Yoga and Spark, we hope to help Townsville’s residents improve their quality of life out of sight! Have a look at our websites, www.liveandbreatheyoga. and www.sparkstudio. org, for more information about our programs and introduction courses.


Tori’s Challenge

Quad Biking Whilst I am often faced with activities that most people may well shay way from, I have to admit I love the challenge and to date (no, this isn’t a request Mr Duffie) I have never refused a challenge. I was, therefore, somewhat excited to be faced with something I’ve always wanted to do and have a little experience at - quad biking. What I was not told, however, was just how full on the guys at Herveys Range Quad Bikes take their sport. I was informed that it would be fun, but I could only have dreamt of how I would be returned to my car……covered in mud, crunching dust in my teeth and with panda-eyes where dirt had landed everywhere except where my sunnies were…….. AWEOME! Joining me on my tour were a group of girls who had a range of riding experience ranging all the way from virtually professional right through to complete novice, yet not a single gal left the place without a grin from ear to ear. The tour began with a comprehensive safety brief, and we were fully kitted out with gloves & helmets for our ride. We set out on a bit of an introductory track to give us a little confidence and get used to our bikes. Unlike two-wheeler motor bikes, quad bikes move quite differently and rather than leaning into each corner and using your body weight to guide the bike, quad bikes rely on direction through the handlebars and leaning outwards - much like a car - in order to keep them on track. A lesson I was sworn not to elaborate on, but sadly it is just too entertaining not to


share - one of my lovely ladies had a slight problem getting a handle on this and found herself tangled in a fence…….an experience her bike did not immediately recover from and found her boasting war-wounds & ripped garments…….but onto other things :) After a while on the ‘baby track’ as I like to call it, we struck out for a real ride. You would be forgiven for thinking the bush is just the bush and there’s nothing much to be seen…….you’d be sadly mistaken. We were taken for a ride through rugged bush, dry rocky trails, and even through the elaborate and historic tunnels that wind through the Herveys Range telling tales of yesteryear’s mining industry.

Undeterred by the dark we were sent through a particularly long & dark tunnel and told to honk our horns to warn wallabies & other livestock out of our way…….. what we were to find out for ourselves was a very exciting and incredible surprise…one I’m not inclined to share with you so as to not spoil it for your own experience! After a number of hairy spots of muddy, wet & dirty track that found us off our bikes & even pushing on a few occasions, we were ready to head for home but not without some last minute squeal-inducing moments as we raced up steep climbs and bounced off logs & rocks……all the while smiling like Cheshire cats! On our home approach we all looked forward to a cold drink and a damn good

wash of our hands & face but we had no idea we’d be met with a beautiful afternoon tea of freshly baked scones, homemade jam and thigh-doubling clotted cream. After such an adrenalin-inducing ride it was sheer heaven to our eyes, and lips, as we shared a good laugh about our adventures (and our mis-adventures, truth be told!).

Just when I thought it was all over, my long suffering editor & I were sped off for a last minute tour of a few private lookouts and even a waterhole that in the wet season proves to be a stunning afternoon cooldown with a breathtaking view of Townsville from the heights of the Herveys Range. If I was expecting a relaxing cool-down ride I was yet again mistaken, and found myself using my bodyweight to balance my bike on an incredibly steep decent which involved quite a few ‘hairy’ moments where only one or two of my wheels were in contact with the ground on a number of occasions. Whilst it kept my heart in my throat and had me returning with half-moon shaped nail marks in my palms I can attest to an incredible feeling of accomplishment and more than just a slight surge of adrenalin. If watching movies on the lounge is not your cup of tea for a weekend afternoon then I would highly recommend you contact the folk at Herveys Range Quad Bikes on 4778 0011 or email for your ticket to the BEST fun on four wheels.

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There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting. - Buddha



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Owner of First Things First Wellness Centre shows that keeping a healthy active lifestyle wipes away the years. Megan Flux reveals how she manages to stay looking so young, fit and healthy. Growing up, I was never fantastic at sport, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying it and trying everything I could, doing my best and it and it certainly didn’t stop me from getting active. If anything, it taught me to be the best version of myself. It was being active from an early age that stirred something in me which inevitably became a life-long passion. I loved being involved in basketball and all the life experiences and friendships that it bought along the way. I played since I was 5 and still continue to play twice a week in the local A grade competition and A reserve competition for whirlwinds basketball.

I will try anything and have even started pole dancing which is challenging me to no end! I think I learnt a lot of my competitive nature from growing up with two sisters and it was always a competition to see who got the best popper in their lunch box, which always resulted in a sprint and wrestle down the street, so i guess it stemmed


from there. I also had a teacher at school that valued sports as much as I did and encouraged me to focus more on this and less on homework!

I grew up in an active family of sportspeople and loved playing with my sisters, Kylie and Kelly as kids and even still, Kylie and I love to head to the gym and Kelly and I love to slog it out on the basketball court. Our family is full of representatives and dad constantly tells me about how good he was in his day!

Exercise for me is a fantastic release from my hectic lifestyle. It enables me to let go of daily frustrations and gives me time to organise my thoughts and gain clarity. I love mornings and i love starting the day feel exhilaration after a run or a session at the gym. As I achieve my personal goals I have found that I have become more and more competitive. I feel like there is no limit to growing and I handle losing a lot better if I have given it my all.

I have always kept a downto-earth attitude and have a self-deprecating humour and find all my family and friends refreshing to be around. i have never been someone who was happy just “letting themselves go”.

I have always been conscious of my health, appearance and having a positive attitude towards life, but what tipped me over the edge was when I have an opportunity to work in the wellness and health industry.

Once I overhauled my own health, I soon realised what I had stumbled on and how exciting this industry was and the fire in my belly was lit. I became a partner in First Things First Wellness Centre and now own the business outright. I get amazing gratification and satisfaction from now helping others achieve their wellbeing and weight loss goals. My concept is not about being skinny; it is being healthy from the inside out. I love that we have a way for women to show they care just as much about themselves as they do about fashion or their loved ones. So many clients just don’t allocate any time to themselves and so their potential is untouched.

Owning First Things First Wellness Centre is rewarding and reaffirms my dedication to keeping both body and mind in trim. 35 years on and my passion for active living drives me to work hard and to work out hard.

I believe that keeping yourself healthy emotionally, physically, and spiritually will help you build develop a happy, productive life. After all, success begins with a healthy body mind and spirit.

It’s all about having balance and even finding time for those bad influence girlfriends of mine to enjoy champagne together! One of my personal favourite quotes is this “with every breakdown there’s a breakthrough”




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Article Angus Vincent SportsMed Physiotherapy

Kinesio Tape

Kinesio Tape (KT) is a thin, cotton, adhesive tape developed in 1973 by a Japanese chiropractor, Dr Kenzo Kase. Dr Kase claims that he developed KT as an alternative to rigid strapping which he believes provides stability but reduces range of movement and provides inadequate support to the underlying fascia. Although KT was developed years ago it did not become widely known until recent years. The Kinesio Corporation attributes a lot of this success to its donation of KT to the Beijing Olympics and the subsequent media coverage of Olympians utilizing the various taping methods.

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”

by Kyle Whebell, Physiotherapist - SportsMed Physiotherapy

The major difference between Kinesio Tape and rigid strapping tape is its elastic properties which enable it to be stretched up to 140% of its resting length. The elasticity of KT is said to be beneficial in several different ways; it is hypothesized that by applying KT to a muscle on stretch, then returning the muscle to resting length, the tape will create convolutions of the skin thus increasing the interstitial space between skin and connective tissue. This is said to decrease pressure on subcutaneous pain receptors, increase blood and lymphatic flow, and increase joint stability and proprioception, overall decreasing pain and inflammation. When applied at stretch from origin to insertion of a particular muscle. KT is said to provide support to weakened muscles and even promote increased muscular activation.

What can it used for?

Kinesio Tape can be used for anything from headaches to foot problems and everything in between. Some examples include: muscular facilitation or inhibition in paediatric patients, carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back strain/pain, knee conditions, shoulder conditions, hamstring or groin injury, rotator cuff injury, whiplash, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, patella tracking, and ankle/ calf conditions. As Kinesio Tape has only been widely recognised recently, clinical evidence for its use is still accumulating. There is however, some data supporting its proposed benefits. KT currently lacks evidence as a stand alone treatment but combining the application of Kinesio Tape with appropriate treatment or exercises prescribed by your physiotherapist can certainly have a positive influence over the recover of an injury.

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Nine months ago I was looking around searching for my next goal. You don’t have to look very far these days to find an event to test your limits. The growing number of participants in endurance events around Australia is growing rapidly. People are getting hooked on pushing themselves to the limit and I am one of them.

In late 2010 I locked in challenge Cairns iron distance triathlon, my first real tri because I had recently mastered the art of swimming well! I also locked in the north face 100 ultra-marathon trail run. This event I am passionate about and have raced it before. This time around I got to experience the journey with my partner Shona who also entered the race. Unfortunately organisers of these two events are not friends and as it turns out they are three weeks apart. At the turn of the year, my life changed with a new training program from ironman coach, Darren Meinicke. 20-25hrs per week of run, ride, and swim…everything I was doing I was doing for a reason, I had to train hard and recover well one week at a time. These might be solo events but you can’t get through them on your own – I owe some gratitude to my great team, with loads of support from Shona, advice form Diana at the Townsville Podiatry Centre, Joel Savage from Domain Central gym and of course Ben and the team at BNG sports. You really need great people around you to make it all happen. Training for two big events doesn’t mean you can’t compete in any others races, so early in the year I had success in the Dash for Cash, Dam Tough duathlons and Magnetic Island Adventurethon. Having small goals along the way helps keeping you

Never Stop Striving

motivated. Six months is a long time to ‘’just train’’ and there is no better way to train than to race! Running 100kms…..yes you have to be nuts. You have to really want to do it. Throw in 3500 metres of climbing, all sorts of tricky single track and more stairs than most people would walk in a year and (this needs something added here). You have to plan right, eat right and get your gear right just to go close to finishing. Then you have to come up with the stamina, muscle endurance and mental toughness to go with it. My previous result was 13.59.45. Sub 14 hours gets you a silver belt buckle. One of the most prized rewards for ultra runners in Australia. This time I wanted to go one better…at least under 14 hours and sub 12 hours was my ultimate goal. Running the first 55km in 5.5 hours I was on track but my legs where failing me. By 69km I could barely walk. Determined to finish I pushed on to a time of 12.50. Shona was chasing me down and finished in an amazing time 13.46. 12th place. Having three weeks to recover and prep for Challenge Cairns was always going to be tough. After an event like that all you want to do is rest mentally and physically. I couldn’t walk for 3 days so I went swimming for training. Every day counted. Racing triathlons is challenging to master all three disciplines and then even harder get the disciplines spot on come race day. That’s why we train …a lot! My swim was

always my weakest leg but it’s a long race.

Race day was all too familiar to me but I never lined up for a 3.8km swim in my life. Conditions were perfect…picture perfect. I was ready. No excuses. After an okay swim and a strong bike I was nailing the marathon run. Fatigue in my legs was like the 100 again, but with experience you know your limits and know how to get home. 10.12 Later I completed my first Iron distance tri… What came next was a crazy month of racing. We have great weather in North Queensland but all the events are pushed into a few months to avoid the wet season. I raced the Tour De Tablelands which is a road bike stage race in the Atherton tablelands. Then the Hot Rock 8 hr MTB race then had success again at Adventurethon Pallarenda. After 925km of racing it’s time for a rest.

The experience and knowledge I get out of events l hope to pass onto enthusiast, beginners and competitors alike. Not only do I race the event but I embrace the entire experience and learn from all my crazy adventures. Next on the list is the world Championship XPD…10 day adventure race on the west coast of Tasmania. If anyone is interested in improving your skills and knowledge in multi sport racing I can be found at BNG Sports in Domain Central.

Sam Stedman

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Capoeira 9th Annual Festival

Roller Derby

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Chancellors Cup 2011

This year the Army vs University meet was much anticipated after a 2 year wait, it did not let down. The afternoon of October 14 began with the James Cook University Netball Girls flaunting their raw talent beating the Army team 74-2, a standout performance by JCU’s Emily Schencher who was awarded game MVP. The JCU Men’s Basketball team shortly followed suit defeating the NQ Army team 48-31. An excellent game was played by all with a standout MVP performance by JCU’s Steve Costanzo. A stellar performance by JCU defeating our rivals in their new RSL Stadium.

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2011 University Games

Green and Gold Selections were given to the following athletes: Ashleigh Burke - Touch Football Josh Hall - Touch Football Jason Lynch - Touch Football Michael Jay McGovern - Beach Volleyball Mixed 4’s Andrew McCulloch – European Handball Matthew Brady - Water Polo Jessica Armstrong - Water Polo Larissa Daveson - Table Tennis Nina Zuchowski - Table Tennis A fantastic trip by James Cook University at Australian University Games. Cannot wait for Adelaide in 2012!

Commanders Cup

ChancellorsAustralian Cup University

It was now our turn to host the sport with the Commanders Cup (women’s rugby) and Chancellors Cup (men’s rugby) to be held on The Joe Baker Field. The field was looking in immaculate condition to accommodate for the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor, Commander, members from the JCU Student Council and of course many supporters from JCU and the Army. The scene was set for a mammoth showdown. The evening began with the Army Women defeating JCU 20-0, the Army muscle just proved to be too strong for our young and athletic JCU team. A great effort to all players who fought hard for 50 minutes. Next it was time for the big game, Chancellors Cup. Almost in sync with the staring whistle the heavens opened up with heavy rain and lightning, the game was on! A few early tries from JCU stunned the crowd however they began to appear to regularly. At half time the score was 52-0 and the JCU players did not hold back in the second half. The final score was a whopping 71-0 over our rivals the Army. Outstanding performances were had by all players and MVP of the game was awarded to JCU’s Nicholas Douglas. Overall a great night of sport was had by all, regardless of the weather. Sportsmanship and rivalry between James Cook University and the Townsville Army is at its highest and both parties are looking forward to continuing this event in the future.


After a long 3 year wait Chancellors Cup Games Rugby Union is back! Since the epic This year James Cook University has had our best year one point win overin history the Army 2008 the including 7 at the gamesin taking out 15 medals gold! The social and competitive attitude of JCU was at troops are now ready to winning haveonanother its highest, and off the fieldgo in the true spirit of the games. The week began with the opening ceremonySocial at the JCU champs. This year for the first at Dreamworld, at time to mingle with all 7000 athletes Semest competing in the week. From there the week seemed to fly time we will be competing in Netball and by. Tuesday and Wednesday rolled by with out individual taking out there gold. Soon it was Friday and it a great Basketball as wellathletes as the traditional Rugby. was time for our top seeded Touch teams to prove themselves on the bigwill stage after their gold medal qualifying champs The Rugby League match be held on performances at Northern University Games in Armidale earlier year. Both touch endedof up winning goldhere to the Joe Baker Field onthisFriday theteams 14th at the Gold Coast with the women’s game getting down to a 3 on 3 drop off. The perfect way to cap offto the week! the end October and will draw a massive crowd have ju see our own JCU show their skills against challen our Neighbours, The Royal Australian 45 SPORT LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE sadly s Army. The Rugby Match will be attended


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0407 581 863

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4778 4271

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0467 060 105

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5 Minutes with..... Joel Savage / Manager-Domain Central Fitness Describe yourself in 3 words: “innovative, motivated & a “joker” Do you have any hidden talents: “creating new ideas and concepts” What is one of your favourite things to do: “Paddling on the river with my good friend Hans Pruess from Riversea Kayaking” Name 1 thing you miss about being a kid: “Having family around all the time and having no real stresses in life” Favourite Sporting memory: Playing basketball as a teenager and scoring a 3pt shot in a play I had practised emulating michael Jordan... after sinking the basket my mother yelled embarrassing encouragement from the sidelines for all to hear...but I smile thinking about it so that’s what makes it a favourite it’s kind of funny what you remember as time goes on” long long time ago. If you could be any cartoon character which one would you be: “Stewie Griffin” from family guy Last movie you watched: “Mr Poppers Penguins” Favorite Team: “Team Amercia”

If you could have dinner with any person in the world who would it be: “Richard Branson... to absorb some of his awesomeness” Favorite movie: “I love the Terminator movies” If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be: “I think Superman had the best powers, so I’d start with those...I might just work on an antidote to kryptonite before signing up for those powers though” If your house was on fire and you could grab only 3 things before leaving, what would they be: “My 2 kids Koby and Ayla and my Wife Tamara” What is important to you right now: “Answering these questions with the first thing that comes to mind” If you were granted a wish from a genie what would you want: “the ability to get what i want whenever i want just by imagining or saying what it is” What would you spend your last 5 bucks on: “I am assuming by this question that I am no longer receiving an income, so i would buy something for 2 bucks and try to generate an income from it to stop me from starving my family for the week,i’d probably have to do that a few times to pay for enough groceries though” What did you have, now don’t have, but wish you still did have: “My Italian Family dinners with all the Aunts, uncles,cousins, Grandparents and parents etc” (they are in Western Australia). What have you always wanted, could easily afford, but never bought yourself: “My mind goes to the gutter with this question” Your first rebellious act: Using a safety pin to stab multiple holes in my parents’ waterbed at a very young age...I don’t remember it but it’s a story that always comes up when my folks talk of the water beds era”


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Issue #19 november 2011