The Centralian advocate Fri 21 Dec 2018
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30 SPORT FRIDAY DECEMBER 21 2018 CAVE01Z01MA - V1 support and strengthen sport at the top level through key funding to develop sporting officials. The development program encompasses two categories; Officiating Coaches & Educators, and Accreditation Courses and Competitions. Grants have been awarded to: Cycling NT $3,000 Level 2 Accreditation course and officiating at interstate competitions. Football Federation NT $4,000 Refereeing at interstate competitions. Football Federation NT $4,000 Conducting an Assessor and Instructor course in Alice Springs. Netball NT $2,600 Con ducting A Badge Accreditation course. Netball NT $2,490 Running Assessor workshops. Table Tennis NT $3,869 Attendance at National Level Accreditation course. NT BMX Association Clubs benefit from almost $30,000 worth of funding ALMOST $30,000 in funding has been split between seven Territory Peak Sporting Bodies as part of the Territory Governments 2018-19 NTIS Officiating Development Program. Administered by the Department of Tourism and Cultures NTIS, the Officiating Development Program aims to $4,000 Attendance at National Level Accreditation course and National Series competitions. NT Rugby Union $3,700 Attendance at Level 2 Accreditation Course. Touch Football Australia $1,700 Attendance at Level 3 Accreditation Course. Dick leads Champion Player list 2018 has been a big year in sport for Alice Springs with a number of major event visiting the Red Centre, some for the first time. There have been a range of different highlights and it is a privilege for the Advocate to be involved with local sport each week. As sports men and women take a well earned break over the Christmas period, the Advocate wishes everyone across Alice Springs a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you to all of our readers this year and everyone that is involved with the Advocate. Be safe and merry this holiday season. HEADING into the Christmas break in the Alice Springs Cricket Association season, Wests Jayden Dick has a firm grasp on ASCAs Champion Player award. With West having played one less game than their competitors, Dick has been in stellar form this one day season and currently leads the race for the Champion Player award. Dick sits at the top of the pile with a total of 418 points, 58 points ahead of teammate Ryan Burns in second. It has so far been a stellar year for Dick who sits second for total runs with 238 at an average of 39.67. Burns sits on top with 300 while Federals Dan Donaldson tops the averages with 60.33. Dick also sits second for most wickets with 13 at an average of 9.38. South name committee for 2019 SOUTH Football Club have set about rebounding from a disappointing grand final loss in 2018 with a new committee named for season 2019. Emma Stubbs will take over the role of president of South in 2019, aiming to lead the club one step further in the New Year. Stubbs deputy will be Rebecka Smith who will hold the position of vice president with Pauline Turner named treasurer and Sarah Carmody the clubs new secretary. The club will also have a new committee, consisting of Tiarni Pon, Emma Stubbs, Darren Talbot, Richard Hayes, Terry Braun, Shane McMasters, Bradley Braun, Margaret Smith, Pauline Turner and Sarah Carmody. Have a very Merry Christmas! Knight time for Knight time for the Rabbitohsthe Rabbitohs ALICE Springs NRL star Liam Knights career has received a shot in the arm with the front rower signing a two year deal with South Sydney. The first Alice Springs player to play a fully fledged NRL fixture, Knight will move from Canberra to the Rabbitohs in 2019 after being granted a release from his contract by the Raiders. Having played 10 games at the top level, nine for Canberra and one for Manly, Knight is expected to push for a starting spot under new Rabbitohs coach Wayne Bennett. South Sydney also snared former Newcastle back Cory Denniss, with club General Manager Shane Richardson hailing the recruits. Liam is an old-school front rower, he said. He is not one to take a backward step and will push strongly for a spot in our forward pack for the start of the season. Cory is a big-bodied back who has a similar build to Campbell Graham, another young gun in our backline. He has had a taste of first grade and knows what it will take to crack into our best seventeen. The move is one that excites Knight, who began his league career at Anzac Oval, saying he cant wait to join his new teammates on Monday. Im really happy to be on board with the Rabbitohs and Im ready to hit the ground running, Knight said. Im looking forward to ripping into training with the boys and working hard in the lead up to the season. Id like to thank the Raiders for the opportunity they gave me to play for their club, and now I cant wait to be part of South Sydney and working hard to get another opportunity to play first grade. Knight scored one try for the Raiders in nine appearances. South Sydney will be the 23-year-olds fourth NRL club. Im really happy to be on board with the Rabbitohs. L I A M K N I G H T Liam Knight, pictured during a Canberra Raiders training this year, will wear South Sydneys red and green in 2019. Picture: KYM SMITH