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July 14th, 2018 by admin

Woman charged with high-range drink driving after girl injured in Eastwood crash

Police on Progress Avenue in Eastwood after a crash on Wednesday. Photo: Nine News A CareFlight helicopter was called to Eastwood to help treat the injured girl. Photo: CareFlight
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A woman has been granted conditional bail after she allegedly crashed into parked cars while driving at more than six times the legal alcohol limit on Wednesday, leaving a six-year-old girl with serious injuries.

Emergency services were called to Eastwood in Sydney’s north at 12.40pm after the 50-year-old woman allegedly reversed into two cars.

A six-year-old girl who was walking between the cars was trapped between them by the impact, police said.

She sustained serious injuries to her pelvis and was taken to Westmead Children’s Hospital, where she remained in a serious condition on Wednesday night.

Police arrested the 50-year-old woman near to the accident scene and took her to Ryde Police Station.

A breath analysis allegedly found a blood alcohol reading of .303, more than six times the legal limit of 0.05.

She was charged on Wednesday night with high-range drink driving, using her mobile phone while driving and causing bodily harm by misconduct.

The woman was granted conditional bail and will face Burwood Local Court on October 24.

Progress Avenue, where the crash took place, was cordoned off as police examined the scene.

Officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit are investigating the events leading up to the crash, police said.

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July 14th, 2018 by admin

Architects in beauty parade for $1b Lendlease Circular Quay revamp

Architects are now making submissions for a Lendlease proposal for Circular Quay.The proposed $1.5 billion redevelopment of Lendlease’s​ Circular Quay office project has moved to the beauty parade stage with a range of Australian and international architects now putting in submissions.
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The design jury comprises three nominees each from Lendlease and the City of Sydney.

It comes as the whole of the area enters the next stage of the City of Sydney’s revamp of the city’s major water front which will include the ferry terminals.

The more than $2 billion redevelopment of the area is seen as one of the last pieces of the puzzle in the upgrade of Sydney, which extends from Haymarket at the southern end of the city, through Darling Harbour with the new International Convention Centre and Barangaroo. There is also the new light rail along George Street and the Sydney Metro.

The last area will be the Bays precinct at White Bay, Balmain, which internet giant, Google, is looking to call home once the area is repatriated, and also the proposed new Sydney fish markets.

AMP is undertaking a $1 billion redevelopment of 50 Bridge Street at the eastern end of Circular Quay, while the Chinese giant Wanda is looking to build a hotel and residential tower on the site of the Gold Fields House.

Lendlease’s site is near the planned Wanda project.

Lendlease revised its first $1 billion proposal in July to contend with the $1 billion Wanda One development next door by gaining approval for a 248 metre tower, almost 30 metres higher than the old plan.

It was suggested earlier this year that China’s Ping An Insurance and Japan’s property house Mitsubishi will help finance the Lendlease project.

Mark Menhinnitt, Lendlease’s managing director for urban regeneration, said on Wednesday that Lendlease has initiated a competitive design process for the site at Circular Quay.

“The competition is being run according to the City of Sydney’s Competitive Design Policy, and seven international and local architect teams have been invited to participate,” he said in a statement.

” A decision is expected around mid- to late-December.”

Lendlease said the competitive design process for the site comprises two competitions: one competition for the entire precinct excluding the Jacksons on George site and one competition for Jacksons on George only.

The architects vying for the Lendlease project include BVN, Hassell, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Foster and Partners, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, HOK, and David Chipperfield Architects.

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July 14th, 2018 by admin

Western Bulldogs best and fairest award won by Marcus Bontempelli

Bontempelli celebrates with the premiership cup. Photo: AFL Media/Getty ImagesAged just 20, Marcus Bontempelli has won his club’s best and fairest in a premiership year.
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The Western Bulldogs youngster concluded a dream season by claiming the Charles Sutton Medal, easily winning Wednesday night’s count at Crown Casino. He is the youngest winner of the award since David Thorpe in 1968.

The honour is yet another feather in Bontempelli’s increasingly impressive cap.

It came after the former No.4 draft pick was last month named All-Australian for the first time.

He was also named in the AFL Players’ Association’s “22 under 22” team for the third straight year, and even briefly stepped in as the club’s captain mid-season after injuries to Bob Murphy and Easton Wood. In just his third season at the elite level, Bontempelli played all 26 games, averaging more than 24 disposals and exactly one goal.

He led the club in tackles, contested possessions, inside 50s and clearances, and was the Dogs’ equal leader in goal assists. The midfielder was a solid performer in his side’s unlikely finals run, most notably in the upset semi-final win over Hawthorn, in which he was arguably best afield.

Bontempelli finished with 319 votes,  clear of veteran backman Dale Morris (248) and emerging midfielder Lachie Hunter (246).

Morris, 33, was rewarded for a fine season in defence. He is one of several veterans at the club to have thrived since the arrival of coach Luke Beveridge two years ago.

Hunter, 21, had been a fringe player during his first three seasons at the Whitten Oval, but enjoyed a breakout year in 2016, averaging nearly 28 disposals as he built a reputation as one of the competition’s most consistent midfielders.

Having missed all of last season due to a serious knee injury, 2014 best and fairest Tom Liberatore bounced back to finish fourth in this year’s count with 218 votes.

Former captain Matthew Boyd came ninth after his All-Australian effort, while rebounding defender Jason Johannisen – who won the Norm Smith Medal in last Saturday’s grand final win over Sydney – finished 10th on Wednesday night, despite missing nine games during the year with a hamstring injury.

Liam Picken was rewarded for an outstanding finals series in which he averaged more than 23 disposals and kicked eight goals – named the club’s best finals player in addition to finishing fifth overall.

Josh Dunkley – overlooked by the Swans as a father-son selection in last year’s draft – won the Chris Grant best first-year player award after playing 17 games this season, including the grand final victory over the club of his father Andrew.

Bontempelli

Charles Sutton Medal Top 10

1. Marcus Bontempelli (319 votes)

2. Dale Morris (248)

3. Lachie Hunter (246)

4. Tom Liberatore (218)

5. Liam Picken (214)

6. Luke Dahlhaus (201)

7. Jackson Macrae, Caleb Daniel (185)

9. Matthew Boyd (184)

10. Jason Johannisen (165)

Award Winners

Charles Sutton Medal (first place): Marcus Bontempelli

Doug Hawkins Medal (second place): Dale Morris

Gary Dempsey Medal (third place): Lachie Hunter

Best in Finals: Liam Picken

Chris Grant Best First Year Player: Josh Dunkley

Tony Liberatore Most Improved Player: Jordan Roughead

Brad Johnson Best Team Player: Matthew Boyd

John Van Groningen Domestique Award: Dale Morris

Scott West Most Courageous Award: Tom Liberatore

John Schultz Community Award: Marcus Bontempelli

Victoria University Education Award: Mitch Wallis

Footscray Best and Fairest: Jordan Russell

Footscray Best and Fairest runner up: Mitch Honeychurch

Footscray Best and Fairest third place: Lukas Webb

Bulldogs Taskforce VFL Coaches Award: Anthony Barry

Susan Alberti Award: Jaimee Lambert

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December 20th, 2018 by admin

Speaking medicine to get to zero

SLAM POET: Gabrielle Journey Jones will highlight South Coast Writers Centre’s Spoken Medicine workshop in Wollongong on October 22.A workshop in Wollongong in late October is the first of many South Coast Writers Centre events to mark World Aids Day.
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The SCWC is also again running a writing competition, which this year has evolved intoa multimedia competition, open to video blogs, songwriting, poetry and prose.

‘Getting to Zero: zero new HIV infections; zero deaths from AIDS; zero discrimination’, is the World Aids Day theme in 2016.

The SCWC competition howeveris open to any subjects loosely relating to ‘Down to Zero’.

The centre will run athree-hour workshop called ‘Spoken Medicine’to kick start the competition – which runs from October 22 to November 22.

The workshopwill be held at New Outlook Community Centre’s premises at 3 Station Street, Wollongong on Saturday, October 22 from 1-4pm.

Slam poet Gabrielle Journey Jones will speak at the event and explore poetry and prose around the theme of HIV AIDS and well-being.

The workshop will alsoinclude an introduction to performance poetry as well as creative writing.

Jones is the CEO of Creative Womyn Down Under, a community initiative which helps to connect women and creativity.

She has been passionate about using spoken word andperformance poetry and drumming to raise social issues for over 20 years.

During this time, Joneshas also been involved with many not-for-profit community organisations and government agencies across Australia in her professional role as a social worker.

She has developed many interesting ways to incorporate creativity into social work projects.

Jones demonstrated her unique hip-hop style of drumming and poetry recently at the live poetry and music monthly event Say It Sing It, run by the SCWC and Wollongong City Council, with a hilarious and moving winning performance.

World AIDS Dayis held on December 1 each year. It raises awareness across the world and in the community about the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS.

A SCWC spokeswoman said the workshop will be a great starting point for people who have stories to share for World Aids Day but need a bit of help getting started with their writing.

Workshop tickets cost $10/$5. They can be purchased on the day.

Competition winners willbe announced on the SCWC website and at the end of year picnic, which will include performances and readings.

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December 20th, 2018 by admin

Businesses welcome fans

BUSINESS BOOM: Rydges Mount Panorama general manager Shawn Pyne says the Bathurst 1000 is fantastic for the local economy and it gives the city exposure. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 100616pbshawn4BATHURST’s business sector hastold locals they are mad not to welcomethe huge economic boost that fans of the Great Race bringto the city each year.
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Full house signs have goneup across Bathurst withrestaurants, cafes, bottle shops and hoteliers rejoicing with establishments full of customers.

Kings Hotel manager Tim Fagan said that any locals who are not supportive ofthe Bathurst 1000and the many fans the event brings only have to look at the economic impact on the city.

After 10 years of working in Bathurst’s hospitality sector, he said it is a huge money-spinner for the city.

“It’s massive and if you don’t take advantage of it you’re mad,” Mr Fagan said.

“Instead of whinging about it we should embrace it.”

Research shows the Bathurst 1000 has a huge economic benefit for the city, with astaggering $25.89 million injectedinto the city’s economyeach year, Western Research Institute general manager Wendy Mason.

It is the equivalent of $6.47m for each of the four main days of the event.

“There’s clearly impact felt across numerous industries including retail, hospitality, transport, petroland entertainment,” Ms Mason said.

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December 20th, 2018 by admin

Sports fields report request

Looking to the future: The October 5 council meeting noted an offer for the council to buy Chase Parklands-owned land at Tuffins Lane and requested a report detailing alternate options to provide regional sports fields.ALTERNATIVEoptions to provideregional sportsfields will be examined amid uncertainty over the future of the Tuffins Lane fields.
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Port Macquarie-Hastings Council has considered a report discussing an offer from land owner Chase Parklands for the council to buy their land at Tuffins Lane.

The matter was considered behind closed doors at the October 5 council meeting for commercial in-confidence reasons.

The council noted the offer and the attached conditions.

Councillors requested general manager CraigSwift-McNairbring back a report to the October 19 council meeting detailing alternate options to provide regional sports fields within the local government area.

Port Macquarie-Hastings mayor Peter Besseling said the council needed to look for thethe long-term future of a large regional sports field complex.

“Tuffins Lane has serious constraints that are well known to all sports groups, and State Cup aswell, and among them are drainage issues, lack of lighting and parking,” he said.

“It’s no more than looking at longer term options for the region but obviously we will need to take into account the shorter terms needs of the sporting community.”

The council hasreceived18 months’ notice to vacate the TuffinsLane leased sports fields.

The council has leased the Tuffins Lane site for years.

The 18 months’ notice to vacate extends to early March 2018.

The Tuffins Lane precinct is home to the Hastings River Junior District Cricket Association, along with Port Macquarie touch football, oz tag as well as two local football clubs.

Port Macquarie Touch Association referees director Greg Oaten urged the council to plan for the future or put at risk sporting competitions includingthe junior and senior state cups.

Port Macquarie Tourism Association president Janette Hyde said the junior and senior state cups were vital to our economy.

“The tourism industry would strongly support any move by council to fix the current dilemma,” she said about the Tuffins Laneissue.

The junior and senior state cups inject millions of dollars into the economy.

The council has an endorsedRecreation Action Plan which runs through to 2025.

Theplan aims to provide the council with the framework to caterfor the short to medium term provision of recreational facilities.

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December 20th, 2018 by admin

Live coverage of the Royal Launceston Show

UPDATE 4.30pm:
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The Examiner team are pulling together our coverage of the show, including results from the agricultural competitions, a first-person experience piece and an update with the show organiser.

Our photographer Scott Gelston will soon upload a gallery of pictures taken throughout the day.

Check back soon.

UPDATE 4pm:

While everyone was lining up to grab their showbags,The Examiner Editor Simon Tennant and photographer Scott Gelston were “testing out” the rides.

The show is open until 5pm.

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The Examiner will be bringing you live coverage of the animal nursery,sideshow alley,live stock competitions and, for all those daredevils, the enormous rides.

For the first time, the show will featureone of the largest mobile ferris wheels in Australia.

Treat your taste buds to traditional show favourites like the dagwood dog and fairy floss.

With the largest livestock entries on record, the agricultural sections are set to be a highlight.

The show will be held at the Launceston Showgrounds,Inveresk from 8.30am to 5pm on Thursday and Saturday.

The event will run from 8.30am to9.30pm onFriday.

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December 20th, 2018 by admin

More cash for bat camp planPHOTOS, VIDEO

COLONY: Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, and Cessnock Mayor Bob Pynsent inspect the damage the bats have done to trees in East Cessnock. Picture: KRYSTAL SELLARSThe flying foxes have all but left East Cessnock –for now.
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But residents may have to suffer through another summer with these unwanted neighbours while a plan is put together to manage the bat camp.

Cessnock CityCouncil has received a total of $25,000 for the plan, which is expected to be complete by April.

Bats have taken up residence on a parcel of Crown land in East Cessnock each summer for the past five years or so.

Last summer the colony tripled in size to approximately 30,000 –causing grief for nearby residents with noise, smell and mess.

The bats spread across Old Maitland Road into a council reserve at the end of Anzac Avenue, and into bushland on the opposite side of Maitland Road towards Neath–and some hung around into the winter months.

The site was lit on fire four times in the space of two weeks in May.

Hundreds of trees in the area have been almost stripped bare and while the bats appear to have gone west for the winter, they could be back within a number of weeks.

Flying foxes at East Cessnock in February 2016Council received a $15,000 NSW Government grant on Wednesday to help prepare a management plan for the flying fox camp –on top of the$10,000it received from theOffice of Environment and Heritage in May.

If the council adopts a camp management plan, it will be eligible to apply for further funding to implement measures as part of the plan under the Flying Fox Grants Program.

The NSW Government announced in June that $1 million in grant funds would be available for councils to prepare and implement flying fox camp plans of management where there were significant community impacts.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonaldinspected the East Cessnock camp in June this year andmade representations to environment ministerMark Speakman after his visit.

Mr MacDonaldsaid thecouncil can consider a range of options in its plan to manage flying foxes (which are a protectedspecies in Australia).

These options includevegetation trimming orremoval to create buffer zones or,as a last resort, the councilcouldapply to disperse the camp.

Cessnock Mayor Bob Pynsent welcomed the support of the State Government on an issue thatcontinues to concern the community, particularly those residents living directly adjacent to the camp.

“This additional funding is crucial to the establishment of a plan that will guide actions to mitigate impacts of flying-foxes on the community,”Cr Pynsent said.

The planwill help build on council’s community surveyFlyingfox Engage, which is open for comment until October 17.

Cr Pynsent said all responses from the survey willbe considered as a key part of the management plan.

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November 20th, 2018 by admin

Reel Escape finalists to hit the big screen

Finalists in the Reel Escape Film Festival have been announced with three local films in the mix.
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The Phoenix 5 has been submitted by Shoalhaven Anglican School and Make Yourself at Home and A Penny’sWorth are also from local entrants.

The festival attracted entrants from Iran and Switzerland as well as from around Australia.

Organiser Marion Hatwell said she was pleased at the response from the film industry to Reel Escape.

“I promoted the event on various film platforms,” Marion said.

“It’s great we got international entries.

“There were also some highly awarded films entered,” she said.

While the films will be the stars of the evening, there will also be three guest judges who will form a Q and A panel. All three are distinguished in theindustry and Marion said this will be a highlight of the event.

Gabrielle Rogers was an actress, director and producer.

She is now a voice and dialect coach. Her current project is Thor: Ragnarok which is filming in Australia.

John Manyard is a producer and has worked on a number of films including Sherpa, which screened last year in Ulladulla as part of the Sydney Travelling Film Festival.

Bridget Ikin has been an independent film producer and has won many awards for her work on short films. She has also held management positions including as the head of SBS Independent.

The Q and A panel will be answering audience questions following the screening of the finalist’s films.

“If the event is successful we would like to build on it next year,” Marion said.

“We haven’t had something like this down here before.”

The event is a red carpet gala night on October 14 from 6.30pm at the Arcadia Cinema. Tickets are $10 from the Cinema and available now.

Ticket price includes drinks and nibbles plus the Q and A session where audiences members can pick the brains of the industry.

Reel Escape is family friendly however some of the films do contain some swearing.

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November 20th, 2018 by admin

Riot of colour in festival floral exhibition

COLOURFUL: Di Uebergang and Tourism Inverell staff Peter Caddey and Ann Clydsdale with the large Prudence Mapstone piece.A piece by internationally-exhibited fibre artist Prudence Mapstone is on display at the Tourism Inverell Centre in woolly and polychromed floral glory to promote the Sapphire City Festival.
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The piece created from hundreds of small, unique knitted and crocheted creations pieced together isa pulsing sea of colour.

The artwork landed in Inverell after GramanSewing Group member Ann Hodgens saw Prudence’swork and felt it would complement the Inverell festival.

“I went to the stitches and craft show in Brisbane, and saw a piece that she has that is travelling around Australia that is called 50 Years of Flower Power,” Annsaid.

“We asked her if she had a piece she would loan that was appropriate to the festival.”

Festival committee member and Tourism Inverell staff memberAnn Clydsdale said Prudence’s piece, evoking a flower garden, represented the foundations of the event.

“It’s because the festival’s always been about a celebration of spring,” Ann said.

Fellow Graman sewing group member Di Uebergang said she and the other members were inspired to create three-dimensionaltapestries of their own.

“We thought we’d do some ourselves as a tribute,and we tried to make ours look more like flowers,” she said.

The Graman pieces are on display in the storefront next door to Campbell and Freebairn Chemists in Otho Street.

Prudence’s large piece and three smaller pieces are on display, along with a collection of historical images of Inverell’s Floral Festivals at the Tourism Centre through the month of October, and admission is free.

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November 20th, 2018 by admin

Bongos at Congo to help refugees

Congo resident Bernie Richards is beating the bongos for the nationwide Garage Sale Trail on Saturday, October 22, by donating all the proceeds from the event at her beachside home to helping refugees.
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GOOD HEART: Bernie Richards will host Congo Bongo as part of the national Garage Sale Trail on Saturday, October 22, with all proceeds from her sale going towards helping refugees.

Ms Richards will host Congo Bongo –featuring the African rhythms of the energetic drumming groupDjembe Fort.Other local musicians, including folk band Sacred Cow, will also perform.

CongoBongoaligns with one of the most pressing topics on the currentpolitical and socialagenda –the refugee crisis.

Ms Richards, who onceworked for the Department of Immigration, said she had met asylum seekers andlistened to their stories.

She has friends in Syria who have been waiting 20 years to be rescued from their horrific conditions, andbelieves that Australia is not doing enough to help refugees.

The Garage Sale Trail is a day of nationwide garage sales, the heart of which is community, sustainability and well-being.

This year it is estimated that there will 15,000 garage sales, and the Congo Bongois one of almost 25 per cent that will raise money for a charity or cause.

Ms Richards’ garage sale was a hit last year when sheinvited customers to whale watch from her balcony.

She hopes to attract even more people to Congo this year, to experience abeautiful part of the coast,go bargain hunting and support the refugee cause.

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November 20th, 2018 by admin

Police lay more gun ring charges

More charges: Strike Force Burril detectives and police pictured at a raid on a Gunnedah home in August. Photo: Vanessa HonkeDETECTIVES have charged a sixthman and laid fresh charges against another accused as part of an unprecedented crackdown on agun ring allegedly operating near Gunnedah.
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Shannon Frazer from Werris Creek is the seventhperson charged by investigators from Strike Force Burril –a massive undercover operation by Oxley detectives investigating the supply of firearms and drugs in the Gunnedah and Liverpool Plains areas.

The operation has seen 38 firearms as well as a explosives, a grenade and pre-cursor chemicals seized during coordinated raids stretching to Lake Macquarie and the Illawarra.

Frazer is charged with possessing an unauthorised pistol, acquiring an unregistered firearm, possessing an unauthorised firearm, not keeping a firearm safe and possessing ammunition.

He was arrested by Strike Force Burril detectives in Werris Creek and refused bail by police.

During an out-of-sessions bail hearing in Tamworth Local Court, Frazer was granted conditional release to report to local police twice a week and live in Werris Creek. He’s also prohibited from contacting co-accused.

But Frazer will fight the charges against him after pleading not guilty to all five counts in a subsequent court appearance.

Police have been ordered to compile a brief of evidence against him with the case adjourned to November.

Meanwhile, detectivesupgraded the charges against co-accused Shane Alan Kember during a court appearance last week.

Kemberis accused of possessing six unauthorisedfirearms and police will allege he doesn’t hold a valid NSW firearms licence.

The 45-year-oldappeared in Wollongong Local Court where Magistrate Mark Douglass ordered police to preparea brief of evidence into the case before it returns to court in November.

He’s also accused of knowingly being involved in the supply of a pistol at Kembla Grange, which police allegedly uncovered as part of the undercover Strike Force Burril operation.

His arrest followed a search warrant on a Dapto home on September 1 where firearms, cannabis, and ammunition were seized.

Another co-accused, Stephen Andrew Lawrence, remains before the courts on 10 chargesfollowing a raid on a Boolaroo home, near Lake Macquarieon August 31. Lawrenceremains on conditional bail.

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October 20th, 2018 by admin

Sharks start planning for 2017’s campaign

Coach Shane Glass and some members of the Biripi Sharks senior team at this year’s State knockout played in Sydney. The side made the quarter-finals.FRESH from their most successful campaign at the NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout, Biripi Sharks are already looking at the 2017 assault.
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The Sharks won the under 12s, were semi-finals in the 17s and quarter finalists in the seniors where they were eliminated by eventual champions, Redfern All Blacks (RAB). Sharks under 12’s victory was Biripi’s first success at the knockout. Coached by Doug Ferguson with Troy Cochrane the assistant, South defeated Kempsey 34-18 in the final.

Next year divisions will be 15s, 17s, women’s and seniors.

“We’ll be working towards fielding teams in each competition,’’ Biripi first grade manager Ralph Saunders said.

He added this year’s senior team dedicated their effort to the memory of former player Dennis Bungie, who passed away earlier this year.

“Big Den was one of the best knockout forwards to lace a boot,’’ Ralph said.

“Our coach Shane Glasssaid he wanted to do something tohonour Den. Wespoke to his family as asked if they wouldconsent to us putting his picture on the jumperforknockout.

“We went a step further by switchingback to the original South Taree colours of red green and black.’’

He said Big Den would have been proud of their efforts of all three teams at the knockout..

Biripi originally played as South Taree in the knockout. In 1981 the team under captain-coach Dave Russell made the final, where they were beaten by Redfern All Blacks.

Souths had to play the match almost immediately after the semi-final, while Redfern were well rested. This was South Taree’s best performance in the knockout.

There were similarities in Biripi’s campaign this year. The Sharks had to take on RAB in the quarter finaljust 35 minutes after playing their previous match. Redfern had nearly two hours break and came away comfortable winners over Biripi.

Ralph Saunders said while the Sharks can match it with the better teams in the knockout, there is still a gap to Redfern All Blacks.

“They play together week-in-week-out in a competition and that makes them even stronger,’’ he pointed out.

RAB went on to win the final played on Monday afternoon in convincing fashion. This was RAB’s second successive win in the knockout.

Redfern will host the event again next year.

Sharks won three matches to qualify for the quarter final –their best performance under the Biripi banner. Matches were played at two venues –Redfern Oval and Leichhardt Oval.

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