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The Centralian advocate Fri 20 Jun 2014



The Centralian advocate Fri 20 Jun 2014


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54 SPORT FRIDAY JUNE 20 2014 CAVE01Z01MA - V1 Juniors net trip to Spain THREE Alice Springs junior soccer players, Cameron Cook, Nathan Gee and Yuji Nojima, have been selected in Coerver Australia teams to participate in tournaments throughout Spain in July. The talented trio attended the Coerver Coaching International Performance Camp in Canberra, which was attended by more than 500 athletes from around Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia. Cook and Gee, who both play for the Vikings under-14 side, were impressive at the camp and were chosen in the under-13 team while under-14 Scorpions player Nojima made the under-14 side. Nojima is a striker-midfielder, and Gee plays in the left wing or left back position. The players will be involved in a series of training sessions and travel to cities of Madrid, San Sebastian and Segovia as well as playing in tournaments in Madrid and the Donosti Cup in San Sebastian. Cook will be the goalkeeper in the under-13 team and prior to heading overseas he will be in Sydney for a two-day goalkeeping training session at the International Goalkeeping Academy run by ex-Socceroo and Australian representative Jim Fraser. The Donosti Cup is an international tournament in which over 400 teams from throughout the world attend at Anoeta Stadium. Players will also tour Real Madrids Bernabeu Stadium and the Spanish FA Complex, the home of Spains national team. Coerver coaching NT licensee Steven Lolias travelled with the NT contingent to Canberra and said the boys selection was a credit to their hard work and determination. We had 30 players from the NT participate in the Canberra Camp, all of whom demonstrated a positive attitude and performed admirably, Lolias said. Of those, 11 players were selected for teams travelling to Spain, Japan and the United States, which is an outstanding result for the Territory. Alice Springs players Yuji, Cameron and Nathan will represent the NT well. Coerver coaching is a global soccer coaching program created in 1984 by Alfred Galustian and Chelsea great Charlie Cooke. It is a soccer skills method suited for all ages focusing on individual skills and is endorsed by some of the top federations and clubs throughout the world including the Football Federation of Australia. Nick Kossatch SOCCER Bulls look to finals MEMO Bulls have the chance to be well placed to participate in this years finals if they defeat reigning premiers Vikings in round six of the Central Australian Rugby Football League tomorrow at Anzac Oval from 2pm. Vikings have struggled this season and despite playing well in patches, they are yet to win a game a surprise to many. Playing coach Tui Ford Jr drew positives from last weeks loss against Wests Dragons and was unsure if his Vikings team would have any changes. Junior Saena continued his form from the recent championships in Adelaide and will be a huge threat literally for the Bulls to counter. All we can do is rely on who we got, Ford Jr said. Memo Bulls coach Richard Osborne will welcome back Joel Goldring into the line-up and will be hoping for more of the same from the likes of Hami Goldsmith and youngster Jack Caspani. Its just a matter of consolidating and doing the small things right and sticking to our game plan, Osborne said. Equal second-placed United Magpies take on Wests Dragons from 4.30pm and coach Jason Bell expects his team not to be complacent, something Bell labelled them as after the loss to the Bulls last week. We have a lot of picking up to do, Bell said. Hopefully well have Wayne Davis, John Kells and Ray Walters back. In-form Dragons are the benchmark on the back of a rigorous pre-season and unlike last year, fitness is one of the teams strengths. Dragons playing coach Nathan Coelli expects a few players to return into an already powerful team. Depth is another bonus at the club along with recruits Wayne Morris, Kenny and Leka Petia and Isaac Salei, who have added class to the team. Ladder: Wests 10, United 5, Memo 5, Vikings 0. Eat well to run at your best ELITE NT runner Peter Eason offers some advice for those competing in the Running Festival in August: The right exercise program and a sensible diet are essential. This might seem obvious, but a lot of people seem to think they can be mutually exclusive. Crazy diets like the current trend of low-carb diets fail to take into account your bodys ability to adapt to extreme changes. If your want to lose fat, you need to provide your body with enough fuel but not over-fuel it. Understanding how to fuel your muscles prior to exercise sessions and how to replace fuel after workouts is critical. Wounded Vikings keen to stamp on Scorpions MPH Vikings are up against a fired-up Scorpions who will be reeling from their FICA premier league 1-0 loss to Celtic last week. The two teams lock horns from 1pm on Sunday at Ross Park, and the Vikings will be keen to get an upset win after slumping to outright bottom on the ladder. Injuries to key players have not helped the Vikings cause and quality players such as Paddy ODonnell, James Murray, Mark Harvey and Joe George have been hampered by niggles. Vikings playing coach Roy Graham said his team have a lot to work on. Playing a lot of kids who are doing their jobs but hopefully well have some fresh faces for this match, Graham said. Scorpions Atesh Maharaj will return for the match after missing the past couple of games with a hamstring injury. The side had their chances against Celtic last week but should redeem themselves with the likes of Bossey Titit and Romeo Kuichlock ever so dangerous near the goals. Celtic face a rejuvenated Buckleys in the late match from 3pm. It could be a danger game for the 2013 premiers. David Lynch will return for Celtic but will possibly lose defender Jesse Brooks with a hamstring injury. Celtic vice-captain Darryl Pettit said Cole Nicolaou was impressive last week in the win against Scorpions. Ben Hall, Lucas Blom and Tebogo Mokolo will challenge the Buckleys defence but the newest team in the competition would fancy their chances. Geajay Hewson knows where the goals are, as highlighted last week, and Nelson Connelly impressed. Buckleys coach Olu Deyaolu said his team is finally a balanced side. It will be the same team, weve worked on a few things at training, Deyaolu said. Ladder: Scorpions 8-6-0-2-34-11-18 Celtic 7-6-0-1-27-9-18 Buckleys 8-2-0-6-7-33-6 Vikings 7-1-0-6-11-26-3 SOCCER Andrews duo expected to dominate Moto X action THE Alice Springs Motorcycle Club Scope Building Junior Series Moto X is on this Sunday from 9am off Ilparpa Road. ASMC president Wayne Fuller said it would be another day of action, with all classes featured. All the young fellas will be raring to go after Finke and theyll be champing at the bit to cut some laps, Fuller said. Jerakye and Talen Andrews again will be hard to beat in a points accumulated competition on a track expected to be dry and dusty. Matt Manuel, Nicko Turner, Bradley Greenfield and Kasey Snelling headline a list of young talent. Fuller said that Sundays event will be a good preparation for another race on August 2 and 3, which has not been tried before. For the 12 Hour Enduro we are going to have a junior race for two hours and its something new which has never happened before, Fuller said. The 85s and 125s will get a two-hour race there on a small track, Fuller said. Canteen facilities with food and refreshments will be available on Sunday and entry is free. Meanwhile two young and talented Northern Territory riders have the chance to apply for the 2014/15 Elite Rider Program including the intensive Elite Rider Camp over three days from December 3-5. Ten riders from South Aus tralia will also be involved in the program catering for the 15-20 year age bracket. Applications should be addressed to the development officer Kate Pitt and be submitted by close of business on September 1 2014. For further inquires please contact the MSA office or email Kate Pitt via development@motorcyclingsa.org.au. Nick Kossatch RUGBY LEAGUE RUNNING TIPS MOTO X Banjos in fine tune batting and bowling THE Northern Territory Under-12s Alice Springs contingent has had a positive start to the School Sport Australia Championships in Darwin held this week. Federal youngster Banjo Waring top-scored with 19 and took 1-4 off four overs in his sides loss to NSW. He backed that up with 13 runs, a run out and 2-12 off six overs the following day as NT defeated ACT. Fellow Demon Tom Kelaart wasnt far behind, scoring 17 with the bat, but it was in the field where he starred with three excellent run outs. Tom grabbed 1-10 off four overs against ACT to go with another run out. The Territory was locked in a battle with South Australia yesterday, with two matches remaining in the carnival against Victoria (tomorrow) and Queensland (Sunday). Alice Springs will have two sides Under-16s and Under-13s in this years Darwin Mid-Year Carnival which starts next week.Tom Kelaart celebrates a wicket at the School Sport Australia Under-12 Cricket Championships in Darwin Picture: RICHARD WARING