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The Northern Territory news Thu 20 Oct 2016



The Northern Territory news Thu 20 Oct 2016

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THURSDAY OCTOBER 20 2016 SPORT 37 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA PALMERSTONS star point guard Brittany Ward says she needs to be a better leader on the eve of the Powers Darwin basketball clash with the Eagles tomorrow night. Ward missed her clubs laststart repeat defeat to bogey side Razzle, a week after testing unbeaten title favourites TV Jets for three quarters. You cant take any team for granted. Maybe there was a little bit of arrogance there, Ward said of Palmerstons loss to Razzle. Wed been winning a bit, we put up a good fight against Jets, then we came into Razzle and there was a big drop off in our performance, so well look to redeem ourselves this week. (The Jets game) really showed we can do it, so it lifted our confidence and spirit in terms of that, but also showed our weaknesses and what we need to work on in the next few weeks. Ward makes no secret of her grand final ambitions and is all too aware their slide cannot reach three games. Edith Boundry returns in a big boost for the Power. One of the main things weve tried to focus on all year is rebounding we just cant allow them second-chance baskets, Ward said. Being logical, youve got (Eagles veteran) Trish Graham Trish Graham (right) on the attack for Eagles as she attempts to elude Palmerston opponent Brittany Ward during Darwin League Women action Picture: IVAN RACHMAN DBA FIXTURES League Men Today: Uni Rebels v TV Jets (8pm); Tomorrow: Eagles v Lightning (6.30pm), Ansett v Razzle (8pm) League Women Today: TV Jets v Ansett (6.30pm); Tomorrow: Eagles v Palmerston (6.30pm), Razzle v Lightning (8pm); Saturday: Eagles v Ansett (4pm), Lightning v Razzle (4pm) Deledio on his way to the Giants RICHMOND star Brett Deledio has agreed to join GWS after the Giants made a late play for the veteran midfielder. Geelong explored trading for Deledio earlier in the NAB AFL Trade Period but talks broke down when Richmond requested Cats midfielder Josh Caddy in return. The 29-year-old then looked set to stay at Punt Road in 2017 to honour the final year of his existing contract, but GWS made a strong bid to entice the two-time All Australian to Spotless Stadium. Deledio flew to Sydney on Tuesday to meet with GWS officials and the Giants confirmed last night that Deledio wants to join the club and that they would work with the Tigers to finalise a trade. GWS is considering offering Richmond a late firstround draft pick for Deledio, but in return would expect the Tigers to pay some of his lucrative 2017 salary. The Deledio bombshell comes after former Gold Coast player Dion Prestia was unveiled at Punt Road yesterday, just hours after his trade from the Suns was finalised. The Tigers secured Prestia and pick No.24 in this years AFL draft in exchange for pick No.6 and Richmonds 2017 second-round pick. Prestia, 24, requested a trade at the end of the 2016 season after playing 95 games in six seasons with Gold Coast. Ward hopes to lead from front and some of the younger girls who can shoot the three. A long shot equals a long rebound if its a miss and Trish Graham is great at following her shot. We need to not rely just on our bigs to rebound. Our guards need to block out as well. The Eagles have been largely disappointing in the Championship season, after making the Challenge season decider. But Joe Johnsons squad has won two of its past three matches to trail second-placed Palmerston by two games. Sam Sanders wife of Uni Rebels import Jerrell Sanders made her Eagles debut in the 62-50 victory over Ansett. Johnson even twice went with a speedy four-guard lineup of Sanders, Graham, Molly Althouse and Michelle Friel. Im trying to get their mindset on rebounding first, then pushing it, Johnson said. We have fairly quick players, so we need to push the ball a bit more. But the week before we had four (players) in the third quarter, then the next week we had 10. Kristina Martinson will miss the Power showdown and Saturdays return bout with Andy Furness-coached Ansett. It will be a good chance to maybe pick up a win, but I just want the girls to be competitive, Johnson said. Were starting to get more focused and committed. MARC McGOWAN Bartel decides to quit JIMMY Bartel (pictured) has decided to call time on his glittering Geelong career. The Cats star has decided to retire after 305 games including three flags, a Norm Smith and Brownlow Medal. Despite triggering a clause in his contract that would have seen him play on in 2017, Bartel will hang up the boots after months of speculation. I am forever grateful to have been drafted by the Cats and I hope in some way to have repaid the faith that was shown in me all those years ago, Bartel said. While I feel I still have more to give, I understand the bigger picture and respect the direction the club wants to move in. So therefore I have decided the time is now right to retire from the game. Over the past 15 years I have played out every dream I ever had and I leave the game satisfied that I have given everything I had in every game. To have played with my home town club and to have shared in the success we have had has been an incredible experience. I was very fortunate to have played with some amaz ing players, but even more importantly better men, which always made the game fun. I always looked forward to coming into the club and will miss that. However, I am excited to weigh up my options and to explore the next step. Bartel joins Corey Enright in retirement with the All-Australia half-back announced as a Cats assistant coach. Bartel this year devoted himself to fighting domestic violence after revealing how he witnessed it as a child in a remarkable interview in March. Bartel grew a beard all year, shaving it off on October 3 after 200 days to raise money for his #FaceUPToDV campaign. Scott said Bartel was the embodiment of what a footballer should be. 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