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14 The had by all. The NT narrowly took the match from last years winners, Queensland. Medallions were handed out during the evening as follows: Best Batter: Tim Napadowski, Walhollow Station Best Bowler: Dave Parnel, Mt Isa Police Classic Catch: Lee Fortune, Mt Isa Police Biggest F***up: Lynden Smith, Alexandria Station Best Supporter: Katie Wilson, Mt Isa Best Streaker: Robbie, Mt Isa Biggest Dummy Spit: Tex Willetts, Camooweal Police As well as raising $3000 for the RFDS, a cheque for $150 was also handed over for the Mt Isa Police Youth & Citizen Club and the balance of $500 will be split between Camooweal Rodeo and the Brunette Downs Rodeo. $' &( & ! By Bob Materna The Northern Territory took out this years annual social cricket match at Avon Downs. More than $3000 was raised for the RFDS this year, which is double the amount raised last year. The event has become an annual challenge with the Northern Territory Police versus Queensland Police. This year police members again travelled in from Mt Isa, Richmond, Burketown, Cloncurry, Camooweal and Julia Creek police stations in Queensland and Avon Downs, Tennant Creek and Darwin police stations in the Northern Territory. Numbers were boosted with the attendance of workers from many surrounding stations in the Territory and Queensland and a great day was Look out juveniles are being placed behind the driving wheel and instructed to scream recklessly around the racetrack at the Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex! But dont worry, the police are there every minute to ensure these kids are misbehaving appropriately. In February, School Based Senior Constable Peter Anderson took a group of six Dripstone High School students aged between 12 and 16 out to participate in the SMART NT road/ race craft education program encouraging safe driving methods and improving attitudes towards education and life. Senior Constable Anderson, a member of the North Australian Motor Sports Club, has been coordinating the event since its inception in 2000. Dripstone High, Nightcliff High, St Johns and Kormilda College have been involved in the program for the last three years. Taminmin High this year joins the motley crew to bring the number of participating schools to five. Gary Pendlebury (ex NT Police driver training instructor and sponsor of the driving program) trains the students to identify hazardous surface conditions and prevent and manage loss of vehicle control in such situations. Senior Constable Anderson says the idea is to develop the kids life skills. It teaches them about safety, teamwork, ambition and responsibility. It is not about racing, it is about encouraging team participation, safety and furthering opportunities, said he said. Senior Constable Anderson also paid tribute to the programs sponsors. If it wasnt for the continued support from the main sponsors, Group Training NT, Australia Field Distributors, SMART NT, Supercheap Autos and Gary Pendlebury, it would be much harder to keep the program running. L to R: Inspector Dave Pringle (Mt Isa Police), Senior Doctor Steve Griffiths (RFDS) and Sergeant Bob Materna
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