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Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang



Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang


West Arnhem Regional Council


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Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang


Edition 333, 22 May - 4 June 2015

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The West Arnhem Wire | 22 May - 4 June 2015 SPORT TRIATHLON SHOWS ITS STAMINA THE Jabiru community has done it again, putting on the third annual Kakadu Triathlon an event that just keeps going from strength to strength! This year the event was even more professionally run than last, with electronic race timing equipment brought into play courtesy of the Darwin Triathlon Club. Speaking at the event on Saturday 16 May, Kakadu Triathlon Race Director Brett Verity from the Darwin Triathlon club had nothing but praise for the community event, which raises money for the aeromedical charity CareFlight. This is my favourite event, and Im into pretty much anything if theres a race to the letterbox Ill be in it, Verity said. There were 112 competitors registered for this years event, up from 109 in 2014. Spectators saw a great mix of wellknown and fresh faces in the winners circle this year, with local powerhouse Ivan Petrovic taking the trophy for the Male Open, a mantle previously held by one of the events inaugurators, Chris Piggott-McKellar, who led the pack for two years running in 2013 and 2014. Petrovic clocked in as 2015 Male Open winner with a respectable 37:33. In the Female Open, Justine Saunders took line honours in 42.28. Last years Male Junior champion Bryn Pickering again picked up the trophy in that category with 39.04, with plenty of fresh air between him and runners-up Asha Van de Veerdonk (46:40) and Kye Van de Veerdonk (47:49). Bryns sister Charlotte Pickering won the Female Junior title in 50:52. The Jabiru Firies team of Mick Hutton, Mike Martin and Justin Gould won the team event for the second year running, clocking the same time as the Male Open winner with 37:33. CONTINUED PAGE 13 >> THE 2015 Jabiru Mixed Netball season is shaping up as one of the best yet. West Arnhem Regional Council Coordinator Youth, Sport and Recreation Ian Douglass says the competition this year is very even. The closeness of the comp was highlighted this week by Djidbidjidbis performance against three-time champions Kia Kaha, Douglass said after Round 3. Although the end result showed a comfortable win to Kia Kaha 21-14, the game was a lot closer than that, with only one goal separating the two teams at half time. He said the Djibidjibi kids were making an impression on the competition with their greatly improved skills. And just a friendly reminder that team registrations still need to be paid, as we have only received one to date, from Poroman. The $50 team fee (or $5 per player if you have more than 10 players) can be paid at the Councils reception area at the Jabiru office. This goes back into buying resources for the competition and trophies at the end of the season, Douglass said. At the end of Round 4, Spotless are on top of the ladder with a spotless record of 4 from 4, although Jabiru Area School are also undefeated after 3 games with a bye. Check out all the action on Tuesday nights from 6pm at the JSSC courts and dont forget the Aerogard! Lee Nabarlambarl from Merle Merle looks to get one past Sharon Kulu from Poroman. Winners of the Team Open event, Jabiru Firies. Mike Martin, Mick Hutton and Justin Gould receive their trophy for the second year running from ERA General Manager Operations Tim Eckersley - with a little help from Jack Hutton (front). PHOTO: PETER KEEPENCE PHOTOGRAPHY 2015 JABIRU MIXED NETBALL LADDER - ROUND 4 JABIRU MIXED NETBALL SHAPING UP AS BEST YET