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The Centralian advocate Fri 19 Aug 2016



The Centralian advocate Fri 19 Aug 2016


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Alice Springs

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50 SPORT FRIDAY AUGUST 19 2016 CAVE01Z01MA - V1 some finals action when they start next month. The two sides meet for the second time in two weeks tomorrow afternoon from 3pm. In the other womens match up, Desert Sharks will look to continue their dominance over the rest of the competition when they take on Centrals from 1.30pm. Sharks have strolled through the womens competition so far in 2016. They have not lost a match and will be hopeful of continuing their form tomorrow afternoon. Centrals meanwhile will hope to bounce back from a 5-2 loss to Sharks last weekend. The hockey pitch is off Traeger Ave, west of the basketball stadium. There is limited off-street parking at the ground. A SHOCK loss to Centrals last week will spur on Desert Sharks tomorrow when the two sides meet again in the Alice Springs Hockey Association mens competition. Having won just one match before last week, Centrals caused one of the upsets of the season when they defeated the second-placed Sharks 5-4. The two teams will face off again this week with just three rounds remaining before the finals begin. Sharks will be desperate for a win to help secure second position on the competition ladder. Centrals meanwhile will come into the contest full of confidence after their second win of the year. But they need another win Anthony Geppa HOCKEY FORMER NT Chief Minister and proud Mustang owner Marshall Perron will join the auto action of the 2016 Red CentreNATS in Alice Springs. A passionate car enthusiast who was Chief Minister of the NT for eight years, Perron will show his support for the festi Former Northern Territory Chief Minister Marshall Perron with his Ford Mustang, which he will be entering in the Red CentreNATS. Car-mad Perron joins event val of wheels and Australian car culture through his attendance at the event. I actually describe myself as a frustrated mechanic because I wanted to be one for most of my life but for various reasons all of the jobs I ever had were pushing pens, he said. On weekends I was keen to get into the garage, grab a spanner and fiddle around with old cars, Ive been that way all my life. After retiring from politics Perron hit the shed for four years and built his 1966 customised Ford Mustang. The Stang has graced the cover of US Mustang and Fords magazine and was featured in Australian Street Machine magazine. The difficulty I found was finding a shell that was rust free, I came across a contact in the US who was able to source one for me and I ended up with a very tired car, which made it relatively cheap, Perron said. It was a V8, it had no interior and the paint was faded, however I continued to strip it down because everything was going to be replaced. Perrons now gleaming 1966 convertible will arrive in Alice Springs from Southern Queensland on the back of a truck before being put on show and roaring to life for the street cruise. Itll be the first time the car has come back to the Territory and I look forward to driving it in Alice Springs, Perron said. It does give you huge satis faction to drive a car that youve personally tightened every nut, bolt and screw on yourself, it's a great feeling. The Red CentreNATS will take place in Alice Springs over Fathers Day weekend in early September. For tickets and details visit redcentrenats.com.au and watch the Advocate for more feature articles in the lead up. Jim Robertson RED CENTRENATS Grudge match as Desert Sharks aim to put bite on Centrals after shock loss in previous encounter to keep their slim finals hopes alive. The two rivals lock horns tomorrow from 4.30pm in the first mens game of the round. In the second mens match, Warriors will look to secure top spot on the competition ladder when they take on Stunts from 6pm. Warriors slipped up against Stunts last week, going down 2-0. They will be hoping to bounce back and secure a grand final berth with a win. In the womens competition, both Demarco Legends and Pioneer Divas will hope to go one better in attack or defence than last week when the two sides played out an enthralling 1-1 draw. Legends have struggled so far in season 2016 but have returned to form in recent weeks. They need a win to keep themselves in the hunt for Tickets are up for grabs THE Centralian Advocate has a fistful of 2016 Red CentreNATS tickets to give away. These tickets will give the holder free spectator access to all events in the 2016 Red CentreNATS. To get your hands of one of the limited edition 3D Chrome Passes all you have to do is tell us in 25 words or less exactly what you are most looking forward to about this years CentreNATS. To enter, send your answers via email to sport@aliceadvocate.com.au, send us a message on Facebook or, if youre feeling old school, write one out with your feathered pen and drop it into the office. Entries close on Wednesday, August 24, with winners announced in the following Fridays Centralian Advocate. The 2016 Red CentreNATS are being held from Wednesday, August 31, to Monday, September 5, at various venues around Alice Springs. Zoe Lang, one of the Mombasa Red CentreNATS Girls, with the handful of tickets to be given away. Picture: JIM ROBERTSON RED CENTRENATS