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The Northern Territory news Sat 25 Feb 2012



The Northern Territory news Sat 25 Feb 2012

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52 NT NEWS. Saturday, February 25, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 5 -F E B -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 5 2 C O L O R : C M Y K Training CoursesTr Split System Installation Course Darwin: April 26-28 For plumbers, electricians, building/ mechanical trades, apprentices On completion refrigerant handling license can be obtained $1980 total cost Solar Grid Connect Design and Install Course Darwin: March 28-31 For licensed electricians Enables clean energy council accreditation Course materials 2 standards and textbook provided $980 total cost with GOVT funding Data and Phone Open Registration Cabling License Darwin: March 20-22 Total cost $1300- tools/ textbook included For audiovisual, computer, security, phone cabling 1 0 0 5 3 3 7 For enrolment info visit - www.skillbuildtraining.com.au Ph Jo Hammond - 1800 059 170 MINDIL ACES FOOTBALL CLUB The teams have commenced preseason training at Bagot Oval on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5.15 onwards and all are welcomed. PLEASE CONTACT COACHES Senior players Bobby Wright on 0418 807 193 Youth players Dave McWilliam on 0418 894 954 The Club is seeking interest from Youth and Senior players to join us for the 2012 season commencing in mid April. 1028599 SPORT l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au Umps look at uniforms This umpires water carrier was snapped wearing the wrong attire THE NTFL umpires will review their blanket use of orange uniforms at the end of the finals series. The men in orange have been criticised for using the coloured shirts and shorts in matches involving Waratahs and Tiwi Bombers. Umpires boss Mark Noonan said his organisation had taken the feedback on board and would discuss possible changes before the start of next season. The orange shirts have caused some problems when Waratahs are in their majority red jumpers, he said. But not so much with Tahs white jumpers and red yoke, so its something well look at during our end of season review of football operations. Noonan said orange shirts were still an option in matches not involving Waratahs and the red and black jumpers of the Tiwi Bombers. White, purple and pink are alternate colours being discussed. And Noonan will direct his water carriers on wearing correct uniforms on the field after one of them were photographed last weekend in the wrong attire. I did notice that particular incident and will be addressing it with all the umpires, he said. Cubillo makes decision to miss elimination final By GREY MORRIS THE Josh Cubillo will he or wont he saga was finally resolved last night. The champion Wanderers centreman will fulfil his obligations with SANFL club Sturt and attend a training camp this weekend. It means he will miss todays crucial NTFL elimination final against Waratahs. Cubillos position in the Eagles line-up had been in doubt all week. The 24-yearold midfielder told the NT News last night he had agonised over the decision for four days and had changed his mind on several occasions. Torn between his vicecaptaincy role with Sturt and the football club he grew up with, Wanderers, he opted to stay with the SANFL club. I love Wanderers footy club and still get a buzz from what happened last year with the grand final win, he said. Whats even better is we can do it all again this year by winning another flag with the same side. But Sturt has a training camp this week and the new coach (Seamus Maloney) wants some senior blokes around. Im part of the leadership group as the teams vicecaptain and play my 100th game in Round 1, so its all a bit complicated. Hopefully, the boys will do the right thing by me and Ill get to play from the semifinals on. Cubillo said he would have been on the plane to Darwin last night if the choice had been easier. But theres a lot more to it this time. Sturt has done the right thing by me for a long time and its time I repaid them, he said. But Wanderers are never far from my mind. My family and friends are there, and my dad (Eddie John) is a life member, so it hasnt been easy in fact its been pretty tough. Things are pretty busy at Sturt. They have to start organising game styles and matchplans at a training camp with the start of the SANFL season (March 23) only a month away. Better news for Eagles fans is the Motlop brothers Shannon and Daniel are certainties to play despite social media reports they were attending a friends wedding this weekend. The performance of Aaron Motlop in the midfield will be key for Wanderers against Waratahs today Picture: JUSTIN SANSON Eagles eyeing history By GREY MORRIS WANDERERS play their best football when the odds are stacked against them, champion utility Shannon Motlop said last night. The reigning NTFL premiers begin the defence of their 2010-11 flag from the back blocks in todays elimination final. No team has won the flag from the clash between the fourth and fifth sides since the top five format was introduced in 2007-08. Living dangerously seems to bring the best out in us, Motlop said. Getting the double chance helped us last season, but this time I reckon were playing better footy knowing every week could be our last. Motlop said the Brendan Fevola factor at Waratahs had been discussed and resolved in one word supply. We all know Fev can play, he said. You can probably give him five goals before the ball is bounced to start the game. What we have to do is stop the supply of footy to him out of the midfield, and weve got blokes like Aaron (Motlop), Jamie (Scrymgour) and Brad Vassal who can make that happen. The Eagles were rocked last night when Josh Cubillo officially withdrew from the side. But the return of Brad Vassal to a ruck-roving role, the bullocking work of skipper Jamie Scrymgour and the run of Aaron Motlop through the middle should compensate for his loss. Waratahs joint coach Chris Williams played down the Fevola influence, saying there were several matchwinners in his side. Look, theres no doubt Fev is the X-factor for us, he said. But theres blokes like Stuart Cooper, Mitch Sandery and Heath Culpitt who can give us a big lift. Were up against it when you look at Wanderers and the footy theyre playing. If we can put it together as a team I reckon we can upset the odds.