The Centralian advocate Tue 25 Sep 2007
Centralian Advocate; NewspaperNT
This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.
Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Australia, Central -- Newspapers
Nationwide News Pty. Limited
v. 61 no. 38
Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.
Nationwide News Pty. Limited
32 Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, September 25, 2007 PU B : C A D V D A T E : 25-SE P -2007 PA G E : 32 C O L O R : C M Y K All the weekends results: P28 INSIDE TODAYINSIDE TODAY Big decision for Morton: Page 29 Magic take out final: Page 31 PREMIERS: Federal Bonanni players were all smiles after defeating Memo Rovers in the 2007 Alice Springs Netball Grand Final on Saturday in a tough and fierce encounter. Full Report: P30 Picture: ANGIE BASDEKIS Winners are grinners New series New series CENTRALIAN Advocate Sport starts a new feature series today, delving into the lives of the people who make sport in Central Australia tick. While sports par ticipants are often widely applauded for their efforts, it is the work by the people behind the scenes that makes many sporting events poss ible, especially in an area as remote as ours. Most are volun teers, who juggle work and family com mitments with the many duties involved in organising compe titions. The Advocate will highlight the work of these tireless individ uals during the com ing weeks in our series The Insiders. The first article in the series focuses on horse racing and motocross couple David and Nikki Westover and their family and can be found on page 29. Aiming for glory Centralian likely for AFL Grand Final AFL ACTION: Tom Logan recieves some advice from Port coach Mark Williams during the Preliminary final Aussie Rules Christopher OLeary CENTRALIAN Tom Logan is confident he will play for Port Adelaide Power in Saturdays AFL Grand Final at the MCG. The 22-year-old midfielder, who played football with Alice Springs side Federal, notched up 23 disposals in Powers 87-point preliminary final win against the Kangaroos at AAMI Stadium on the weekend. Logan is one of six Territorians, but the only Centralian, to play this weekend. He told the Centralian Advocate his performance against the Kangaroos on Saturday was the best of his career. He said: It was good for the boys and everyone is pretty excited. There are days when the ball just sticks in your hands and Saturday was one of those days, but everyone had a good game. When I was young I never thought I would ever have the chance to play in an AFL grand final, but Im pretty confident I will play. It has been an arduous journey into the AFL for Logan, with Power picking him up in 2005 after he spent two seasons with the Brisbane Lions. He was promoted to the Powers senior list in 2006, but was dropped earlier this year to SANFL side Glenelg. Logan also injured an ankle, but worked his way back into the Port Adelaide side. He said: It has been a tough year because I played the first four AFL matches, then I went back to the SANFL and then I hurt an ankle. So from round five to 15 I only played something like one game, but I just tried to get the ankle right. Logan trained and played well for Glenelg and earned his recall for Port against Grand-Final opponent Geelong in Round 21. The Power won the match against the Cats in a thriller at Skilled Stadium by five points. Since then Logan has played every match for Port in the midfield and forward line as a tagger, wearing down opposition players. Logan believes the Power squad can beat Geelong, but it has to keep things simple. He said: The team is very excited, but it is still a long time before Saturday, so we will just try to calm down. We will just work hard and try not to think too much going into the match. But there are only two AFL teams still playing and thats a pretty good thing. Territorians Daniel Motlop, Shaun Burgoyne and Peter Burgoyne will likely join Logan on the field for Port Adelaide. Geelong will also boast two Top Enders in Matthew Stokes and Brad Ottens.