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The Northern Territory news Tue 20 Jul 2010



The Northern Territory news Tue 20 Jul 2010

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36 NT NEWS. Tuesday, July 20, 2010. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 0 -J U L -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 3 6 C O L O R : C M Y K 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 Ohwere fromTigress-land NIGHTCLIFFTigersFootballClubareclawingtheirway backtotheheightsoftheNTFLwiththereintroductionofawomensteamfor2010/11. AfterfouryearsoutofthecompetitiontheTigers womenaremakingacomeback,andclub spokespersonSandyKickettsaysnowisthetimefor womentoget involvedwithfootball. Nightcliffwillbeholdingasign-ondayforallgradeson Sunday,August8from11.30amto2pm. NTtennis starmissesout THErunofTerritorytennisace KassandraDunserhasbeenstopped attheQueenslander Junior ITFShaw Park International.Dunser,seventh seed,reachedthethirdroundin Brisbane.Butshewasbeatenby IndonesianninthseedAthena Nathalia6-46-2.Eleventhseed AshleighBartywonthetournament. Hellenic avengeprevious loss TWOgoalstoLauraWilliams inthesecondhalfsent Hellenictoa3-0victoryoverrivalsLitchfield inthe womensPremierLeagueatLarrakiaPark last weekend.LitchfieldbeatHellenic1-0threeweeks ago,butthebluearmybouncedbacktoopenupa sevenpointgapbetweenthemselvesandthird-placed Olympic.BoDeLaCruzgotabreakthroughinthe seventhminute,but itwasanarmwrestleformostof thematchbeforeWilliamsdealtthefinalblows. Claudia Lee, representing Mindil Beach Surf Lifesaving Club, leads the under-13 girls in the swim race at Casuarina Beach Young lifesavers make a splash SURFLIFESAVING ByPETERTIFFEN JUNIOR lifesavers showed some outstanding openwater skill and fitness in the first interclub surf life saving competition of the season. Members of the Darwin and Mindil Beach Surf Life Saving Clubs, aged between 8 and 13, competed in individual and team events at Casuarina Beach. There were great all-round performances by Darwin club member Alice Milikins in the under-9s and Mindil Beach members Jade Freeman and Claudia Lee in the under-12 and under-14 female races. Mindil Beach members Nicolas Lee (under-9) and Darwin members and brothers Donald (under-11) and Paul McNamara (under-13) all posted impressive results. Surf Life Saving NT chief exec officer Tony Snelling said the competition also served to upgrade officials skills so they could refine their club events and prepare competitors for the September NT championships. He said two events were also held to hone the skills of competitors the board rescue and the Cameron relay. The board rescue requires a swimmer and a board paddler to effect a rescue about 100m from the beach, Snelling said. While the Cameron relay puts a swimmer, board paddler and two runners to the test around a challenging water and beach course. Snelling said interstate team selectors were keenly watching under-13 and under-14 athletes for future development and coaching. CASSIE VALASTRO SHE made a stir as the third place getter of the Ralph Australian Swimwear Model of Year competition. When shes not posing for photographers, Cassie Valastro is reading the NT News. Im looking forward to the new look, she said. Im expecting bigger, better, and more modern. I LOVE IT Field of 55 kick off new season TRIATHLON THE Territory Triathlon season has come around again, bigger and better than ever before. The newly-formed Gove Triathlon Club will kick-start its campaign to attract members to the swim, bike and run sport with a junior clinic and Gala Day to be held on September 19. Its not about winning, becoming a professional athlete or even buying a new bike. Its about having fun with your friends and being active, Gove Triathlon Club President Rachel Verdel said. Meanwhile, the Darwin Triathlon Clubs season got off to a great start on Sunday with 55 competitors racing at Lake Alexander. Podium place-getters at the event were Chad Anderson, who displayed rising preBudapest World Championship form as he bolted away from the field to finish the 400m swim, 13km bike and 3km run in 35 minutes and 31 secs. Reigning club champion Grant Preddy took second place in 38:06, ahead of thirdplaced Heath Porter in 38:38. In the womens field Michelle Mitchell (39:01) crossed in first place, ahead of Ali Fitch (41:54) and Emma Winterflood (42:36). Meanwhile, with the chilly conditions further south and the town pool closed for the winter, the Alice Springs Triathlon Club is conducting a duathlon (run, bike and run format) series. The next opportunity for Centralians to get into the sport will be Sunday, August 1, when a sign-on day will be held. Further information of triathlon and a full list of events can be found at www.triathlonnt.com.au In the Navy, you can sail the 7 seas and play footy FOOTY THE Royal Australian Navy has kicked goals both on and off the field in the Top End recently, reaching out to communities through Australian Rules Football as part of Navys Community Engagement Program (NCEP). The Navy mens and wom ens national football sides travelled to the Gunbalanya in Western Arnhem Land and the Nguiu on Bathurst Island to take on the local sides. The womens played a Tiwi Islands team who werent shy in showcasing their skills, winning by 10 points. Captain of the Navy womens team and Leading Sea man Natasha Wilson, said it was the best gameof footy she had ever played. To come up to the Tiwi Islands and play footy with the womens team has been the pinnacle in our footy life for me and the Navy womens team, she said. The men also had their time in spotlight, playing the Oenpelli Buffaloes in the curtain raiser to the AFL match between Port Adelaide and the Western Bulldogs at TIO Stadium on Saturday night. President of the Royal Australian Navys Australian Football Association, Commodore Clint Thomas, said the NCEP aimed to establish a long-term relation ship and a mutual trust between a number of communities and the Navy. As in most indigenous communities, AFL is the major sport that brings the community together, he said. The matches ... have been a further step to solidify the relationships already developed, he said.