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The Northern Territory news Sat 10 Sep 2011

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Title

The Northern Territory news Sat 10 Sep 2011

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2011-09-10

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This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

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

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/235158

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/650225

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www.ntnews.com.au Saturday, September 10, 2011. NT NEWS. 57 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:10-SGE:57 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K ER100607/11 1026756v3 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 Newcoach has faith in champs INCOMING Australian netball coach Lisa Alexander has shown faith in the newly-crownedworld champion squad, with only one new face in Amy Steel. In her first series after replacing long-time Test coach Norma Plummer, Alexander said the players whowon theworld title in Singapore in July earned their positions for next months series against England and then arch-rival New Zealand. Defender Steel replaces the injured Susan Fuhrmann. Socceroos to hostMalaysians THE Soccerooswill play Malaysia for the first time in nearly 20 years when they go head to head in an international friendly in Canberra next month. Its the seventhmeeting between the two sides but the first since 1992, whenMalaysia defeated Australia 1-0 in a clash in Jakarta. Thematch, scheduled for October 7 at Canberra Stadium, will serve as a real test for the squad as they prepare for their third 2014World Cup Asian Qualifier against Oman just four days later. Sexton adds to Aussie sick list RISING star Brendan Sexton is the latest Australian triathlete to fall ill ahead of theworld championship series grand final in Beijing. Sexton came downwith a stomach bug on Thursday and it is unclear whether hewill be fit for todays mens elite race. Defending world champion EmmaMoffatt had a sore throat heading into thewomens elite race tomorrow, but has recovered. Emma Snowsill is still recovering from her throat infection andwill not be 100 per cent. Karl Lohde wont be playing for NT Thunder in next weeks grand final FOOTBALL By GREY MORRIS Lohde blow to final hopes TERRITORY Thunders grand final preparations suffered a blow last night when clever half forward Karl Lohde told club officials he would not be playing. Lohde has wedding commitments in Adelaide on the same day (September 18) that Thunder meets Morningside or Mt Gravatt in the NEAFL decider in Brisbane. He has decided to stand by his commitment to a female friend not romantically linked to be her attendant in the wedding and decided not to play in the historic NEAFL showdown. Lohde agonised for weeks before deciding to withdraw his name from selection, a move that has disappointed Thunder officials. In a prepared statement, the St Marys premiership player said his decision not to play had been a tough one. Sources close to Lohde say that the decision was purely personal and had nothing to do with discontent within the Thunders ranks. Hes enjoyed his season with Thunder and was pretty happy coming in. Its all come as a bit of a surprise, the source said. Lohde is a contracted player with Thunder and could have been forced to play in the grand final under that agreement. But Thunder officialdom opted not to apply pressure under the terms of his playing contract. We had hoped that he would be able to make alternative arrangements and were disappointed, coach Murray Davis said yesterday. (But) hell continue to train and will help the team in achieving that premiership success. Thunder has a number of worthy replacements for Lohde, including Ross Tungatalum, Nyaburu Kelly and Matt Rosier. All three can play similar roles to Lohde starting across half forward and changing through the middle. U14 & U16 training commences Tuesday 13th September, Jingili Oval 4:30pm. Also seeking applicants for coaches and team managers for all grades from U14s through to reserves. Please forward applications to BOX 40370 Casuarina NT 0811. er100609/11 Davis denies Ross claims By JESS WEBSTER THUNDER coach Murray Davis says a cultural ceremony did not stand in the way of star Ross Tungatalum missing last weekends NEAFL semifinal in Darwin. The club dropped the match-winner who was in breach of club objectives for failing to attend work in the week leading up to the match against Mt Gravatt. Readers flooded the NT News with claims the Tiwi Islander missed the clash because of his grandfathers funeral on Melville Island. Hyacinth Tungatalum was a former St Marys footballer and president of the Tiwi Islands Football League. Davis said an agreement had been arranged with his family to be involved in both the match and the ceremony. Part of us going over there the week prior was for us to talk to Ross and his family about him playing on the Saturday night and then flying back for the ceremony on Sunday. The family and Ross agreed to that. That had nothing to do with him not playing. Ross had come in (to Darwin) to work and obviously he didnt meet the club objectives by not showing up. So thats why he was back at the island. Davis said Tungatalum is back working on the Tiwi Islands and has put up his hand for selection for the grand final next Sunday in Brisbane. He is back working at the school and been training with the Tiwi Bombers so things are looking positive, he said. Its a credit to the school and the Tiwi people, they are working close with him to make sure he is meeting the club objectives and is part of the grand final team. Thunder will play the winner of tomorrows preliminary final between Mt Gravatt and Morningside in the Northern Conference decider. Crows on Gunston alert ADELAIDE is putting together a major sales pitch to keep young forward Jack Gunston, who has declared homesickness to return to Melbourne. But the Crows are resigned to losing ruckman Ivan Maric to Richmond. Gunston returned to Melbourne where Crows officials will resume contract talks. Maric also has returned to Melbourne.