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The Northern Territory news Fri 17 Feb 2012



The Northern Territory news Fri 17 Feb 2012

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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www.ntnews.com.au Friday, February 17, 2012. NT NEWS. 49 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:17-FGE:49 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K ntnews.com.aul 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 l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l SPORT Sign on for Rabbitohs SOUTH Darwin Rugby League club is holding its annual junior sign-on at Warren Park tomorrow between 10am-2pm. The Rabbitohs this year aim to field teams in every age group from under-6 through to the under-17 age group. All new and past players are welcome to attend the sign-on. There will be a free barbecue lunch available on the day to feed the troops and a water slide to keep the children entertained. Dokic folds in first round SEEDED players Jelena Dokic, of Australia, Switzerlands Romina Oprandi and Spains Lourdes Dominguez Lino were yesterday eliminated from the Copa BBVA Colsanitas, an event on red clay in the Colombian capital of Bogota. No. 4 Dokic lost in the first round to Paula Ormaechea, of Argentina, 4-6 6-3 6-4. Top-seeded Marina Erakovic, of New Zealand, had better luck in her first-round match, beating Stefanie Voegele, of Switzerland, 6-3 6-4. Gunners shot down inMilan ARSENE Wenger cut a distraught figure after Arsenal was humiliated 4-0 by AC Milan in the Champions League second-round first leg at the San Siro yesterday. The Frenchman admitted his side was as good as out ahead of the second leg in North London in three weeks. It was the Gunners heaviest defeat in European competition and Wenger was not about to defend it. We were never in the game we were very poor offensively and defensively, he said. All eyes will be on the start line at DMMCs Thumper Series on Sunday Motorbikes arrive with a thump THE Darwin Motor Cycle Club and Territory Quad Association have joined forces to create the 2012 Kennards Hire Thumper Series. The new four-round series is one more than previous years, with the first two held under the DMMC banner on Sunday and again on March 11 at the Hidden Valley overflow carpark. The final two rounds will be hosted by the TQA on March 25 and April 11 at Micketts Creek. The series caters for junior and senior riders on quads and dirt bikes. Spectators are encouraged to drink plenty of water and wear sunprotective clothing, including hats and sunglasses. Bar and canteen facilities are available at the series first two rounds. Is your community important to you? If so, NT News, and Sun Newspapers, have the perfect vehicle to showcase your commitment to voters in your area. 70,000* of them in fact. Both publications will carry a comprehensive lift out to communicate your message to over 70,000* readers. Our specifically designed packages also have you covered in print and online. PUBLICATION DATES: Sun Newspapers Wednesday, March 21 NT News Friday, March 24 BOOKING DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 14 8944 9805 clarkh@ntnews.com.au David Wightman wightmand@thesuns.com.au 3 2 \f e a tu re s \C o u n c il E le c ti o n 2 0 1 2 *37,000 NT News readers (Monday-Friday) *33,000 Sun Newspapers readers Roy Morgan October 2010 to April 2011 Do you have what it takes to take your commitment to your community to the next level and nominate for the upcoming council and shire elections? To find out more and to be included in this advertising feature please contact: Free rugby clinics aimed at coaches RUGBYUNION By IANBUTTERWORTH Murray Archibald NTIS rugby union head coach Murray Archibald will conduct coaching clinics aimed at prospective senior and junior coaches before the start of the 2012 season in the Top End. Anyone looking to become a Level 1 coach needs to complete the SmartRugby course as a prerequisite, and we are offering these courses free of charge, Archibald said. The SmartRugby course takes two-hours to complete and we are conducting one in the rural area and another at Marrara. Additionally, Archibald will present a Foundation Coaching course which takes a full day and finally Coaching Kids Rugby another evening event. Interest can be directed to Murray Archibald at the NTIS on 0416 099 360. Coaching Course times and venues are as follows: Monday, February 20, 6pm-8pm SmartRugby at Freds Pass, Humpty Doo (free of charge). Wednesday, February 22, 6pm-8pm SmartRugby at Rugby Park, Marrara (free of charge). Saturday, February 25, 9am-5pm Foundation Coaching at the NTIS, Arafura Stadium, Marrara $45 includes lunch and includes resources. Monday, February 27, 6pm-8.30pm Coaching Kids Rugby at Rugby Park, Marrara $15 and also includes resources. Brothers score a coach RUGBY LEAGUE ByGREGORMACTAGGART He is very professional, brings a lot of experience to the role BROTHERS have appointed Anthony Castro as their A-Grade coach for the 2012 Northern Territory Rugby League season. A past premiership player with the Brethren, Castro replaces Wayne Thompson. It will be his second stint in charge, having previously coached the club in the mid1990s, on his return from a fouryear spell at South Sydney. Theres an opportunity to build on the strong tradition Brothers have, Castro said. Todays game has changed from when I coached the first time, but Im looking forward to the challenge. There is a lot of depth and talent at the club, and Im excited about working with the players. Castro, who played two firstgrade games with the Rabbitohs in the then NSWRL in 1990, has spent his recent years coaching his sons in the junior rugby ranks at University. He takes control of a club that finished third in 2011, a slip from having captured the Top End premiership title in the two previous years. Castros appointment means that reigning premiers Palmerston is the only NTRL club not to announce their coach for the 2012 season. Brothers president John Adams expressed delight at Castro, saying he is the right man to take the club forward. Anthony is a past Brothers junior and senior player who is dedicated to the game of rugby league, Adams said. He is very professional, brings a lot of experience to the role and also a different view, having been at the Sharks for a few years. Brothers will hold a meet the senior coach and membership day at the Airport Hotel tomorrow from 1.30pm. The Brethren train at Anula Oval each Tuesday and Thursday from 5.30pm.