The Centralian advocate Fri 3 Mar 2006
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9 7714L~7164150 PUBLISHED BY Greg Thomson for the Centralian Advocate, 2 Gap Road, Alice Springs, NT and printed at that address. (Recommended retail price only. Freight 20c) Registered by Austrlia Post - Publication No. SAC0116., ."--1 ALL REVVED UP: Taylah "Princess" Maurice can't wait to get into the action interstate. Picture: JUSTIN SANSON ' Princess has devilish spirit MOTOCROSS And she just can't wait to By ANDREW ALOIA prove herself interstate. SHE'S called "Princess" but She said: "It will be a dream young Alice Springs motocross come true. ' rider Taylah Maurice is a terror "I've always dreamed that I on two wheels. would travel around the world when I am really young so I can The eight-year-old rider is be a, pro." ' ready to raise hell. at 'Kilcoy in' Taylah will line up in the 65cc Q I d h h'd under-IO years division while ueens an w ~n s e rI es her close friend and regular riding Kawasaki, also called Princess, partner Mickayla in the Go Girls Motocross series Giezendanner will contest the starting on March 18. 50ccdivision. 52 - Centralian Advocate, Friday, March 3, 2006 Taylah is confident of doing well - and so is her dad Derek. He has watched his daughter go from an unsteady rider to a rip-roaring competitor and is looking forward to seeing her race in Queensland. ' He said: "Taylah is ,a' very conf.ident little girl. She is a great competitor and wants to do her best wherever she is~',' Taylah said: "i want to have, fun. Wheri I win that means I have fun." Bring 'em on says Eales veteran FOOTBALL By ANDREW ALOIA WEST COAST Eagles' longest serving player Drew Banfield is keeping his fingers crossed that he will be in the side to play Carlton at Traeger Park next Friday. Banfield was left out of the side that was hammered by the rampaging Fremantle Dockers in last weekend's NAB Cup derby clash and would love to be a part of an Eagles line-up determined to give the Alice Springs fans a football feast.. A crowd of 10,000 is expected at Traeger Park for the NAB Regional Challenge match and the 32-year-old midfielder Banfield, who has spent his entire 14-year AFL career with the Eagles, was delighted to hear that Carlton would be bringing their strongest team. ' He said: "The stronger the, team the bigger the cha1lenge and, that is what we want at this time of the year." The Eagles will have a lot of adjustirig to do over the next week with Norm Smith Medallist Chris Judd appointed as new club captain, replacing embattled B.rownlow Medallist Ben Cousins at the helm. Banfield. is adept at adjusting to change. Judd will be the fifth skipper he has followed at the club and rewBa one that he assures fits the mould perfectly. With Cousins still expected to play a leadership role Banfield said the burden will be shared among senior players including himself. Banfield ,said: "With Chris at the helm it gives the team a real focal point. "Judd will have help from players like Cousins and Andrew Embley. "It will be business as usual." J I .. " "
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