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Katherine Times Wed 24 Jan 2018



Katherine Times Wed 24 Jan 2018


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Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Katherine; Katherine (N.T.) -- Newspapers

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SPORT Wednesday January 24, 2018 KATHERINETIMES 23katherinetimes.com.au FAST RUNNING: The Hawks showed they have the skills but just not the four quarter effort to beat a good team likeWanderers. SUPPORT:Members of the girls team support the boys Under 18 side while waiting for their match. DEFENCE PROBLEM:Wanderers players ran free into attack on Sunday, exposing the Hawks' failings in the middle. LEARNING: The Under 18s players are still learning the art of team football. DESPERATE LUNGE: A Hawks player makes a successful lunge at his opponent to force the ball out of play. TOUGH SLOG: Trudging off the ground at half time, with rain starting to fall, and a big deficit to make up. The Big River Hawks showed glimpses of what they are capable of against a much higher ranked competitor in the Wanderers in Darwin on the weekend. Starting from sixth position on the ladder, it will be a challenge now to make the finals. The Hawks have four games left in the season to stake their claim for the finals. HAWKS CHALLENGE DIFFICULT TASK: The Big River Hawks have spent much of the season on the road which has made it hard to gell as a team. TUSSLE: Competing for the ball in the Under 18s boys game in Darwin on Sunday where the Hawks showed glimpses of form. TWO Katherine Muay Thai fighters have fought their way to the Australian championships this weekend. Tom Davidson and Trey Eiermann will head to the Gold Coast on Friday to take part in a two day competition against Australias best fighters. Mr Davidson said he was keen as hell for the titles. I want to be the best and make it to the top,MrDavidson said. Whenever you are training, you are always thinking of how hard your opponent is working and that keeps me going. The ring craft at this competition is going to be incredible. Mr Davidson will also be heading to Perth in February to compete. Year 9 student Trey Eiermann will be representing the NT alongside Mr Davidson this weekend. There are four fighters from the NT, two from Katherine and two from Darwin, Mr Eiermann said. I am really excited and I think it is going to be a great experience. Blue Eagle Muay Thai club trainer David Flood said about 400 fighters from around the country would be competing at the nationals. I am super proud that our small club was asked to nominate, we are the first club outside of Darwin to be asked, Mr Flood said. The guys could be fighting anyone in Australia, they are matched by their weight and age so they could be up against people with 20 fights under their belt. Mr Flood said the club was heading into a very busy season. On February 24 the Muay Thai Club will be competing in a development show in Darwin. We have 5 members stepping into the ring. We are hoping to compete down south in March and then we will be on the Fury show in May in Darwin with 5 our of members competing, Mr Flood said. In the mean time please don't forget our kids kickboxing and juniorThai classes start up the first week of the school term, 10-13 Yrs Tuesday at 5:30 pm, 3-9 Yrs Thursday 5pm. Our Krav Maga classes have started and numbers are starting to pick up. Our adult classes are on every night Monday to Thursday 6:10pm to 7:20pm. If you or anyone you knowmay want to come and see what we have to offer please just come down to the shed and give it a go, he said. Tom and Trey. Locals come out swinging