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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

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


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West Arnhem Wire - Fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang14 THE Jabiru Bombers were asked to overcome near-on 1000 km of travel, a 6am start on the road and an Olympic Spartans team with a five-man numerical advantage in the Division 2 NTFL round 17 clash at Nightcliff Oval on the weekend. Despite a brave effort the Bombers were unable to win against the odds, going down by six goals. As a result the Bombers will finish third at the end of the home and away season having drawn the bye in round 18 and are destined to face off against arch rival Banks in the qualifying final the following weekend. The Bombers started the game with only one player on the interchange bench robbing them of much-needed rotations whilst the Spartans started with a full bench of six players allowing them to stay much fresher. Despite this the Spartans lead by only 16 points at quarter time. Thanks to a strong Bombers backline lead by Daniel Hill and evergreen Cyril Rioli, the second quarter saw the Spartans kick 2 goals 4 behinds to the Bombers 2 behinds only to be down by 30 pints at the major break. In an effort to give some of his players a much needed rest on the bench coach Matty Large pulled on the boots for the first time this year as the Bombers ended the third quarter 37 points adrift. The last quarter saw the Bombers win their only quarter of the game, albeit by one point, as the teams kicked four goals apiece, the final score at full time seeing the Spartans 13.13-91 to the Bombers 8.7-55 to run out winners by 36 points and sew up top spot on the ladder. Better players for the Bombers were tireless co captain and centreman Richard Lindner, ruckman Anthony Reid and on baller Dylan Cooper. Olympic Spartans 13.13-91 defeated Jabiru Bombers 8.7-55 Bombers Goal kickers: Jake Bonner 3, Byron Cooper 2, Nicholas Bangarr 1, Dylan Cooper 1 and Rodney Moore 1. Bombers Best Players: Richard Lindner, Anthony Reid, Dylan Cooper, Cyril Rioli, Mickitja Onus and Daniel Hill. BRAvE BOMBERS GO DOWN TO OlYMPIc THE time is right to create a national Indigenous womens team, according to a former Australian test player. Speaking at the Imparja Cup in Alice Springs this week, former Australian all-rounder Greg Matthews said Cricket Australia needed to put a pathway in place for the girls. He told ABC TV that while he applauded the entry of four womens teams in the Imparja Cup, without a good foundation the talent would dissipate. At last the girls are starting to get a few crumbs, but its a beginning and while the girls need to be a little bit patient, there seems to be a career path there for them, so it seems to be a no-brainer to me, Matthews said. We have to be sure that weve identified the talent, that its not tokenism and that there is that street-cred and self-respect. The all-rounder said womens participation in cricket had jumped by 20 per cent in the last few years and now was the right time to advance the development of a national indigenous womens side. STUDENTS at Jabiru Area School are hitting the ground running in 2014 with early morning circuit training. And residents of the Jabiru community and surrounding outstations are invited to show their support for the kids at a free barbecue breakfast this Friday 14 January. The barbecue will follow the Clontarf Community Circuit Training session at the Jabiru Area School assembly area, which gets the blood pumping at 7am. Clontarf Academy Director Brad Copeland said everyone was welcome to come down and take part or take a look at what circuit training involves. Please come down and show your support to students participating, Mr Copeland said. Our first circuit training session for 2014 was last Friday 7 February, with a small but dedicated group of students participating. However this Friday 14 February well officially kick off for 2014 with a training session followed by a barbecue breakfast. Circuit training continues every Friday from 7am and Mondays and Wednesdays from 3.30pm. WheRe: JABiRU AReA sChooL AsseMBLY AReA When: FRidAY 14 FeBRUARY tRAininG tiMe: 77.30AM BARBeCUe BReAKFAst: 7.45AM ROUND OUT YOUR DAY WITH CIRCUIT TRAINING thE tiME is riGht for woMEns indiGEnous crickEt: MatthEws