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The Northern Territory news Fri 14 Jun 2013



The Northern Territory news Fri 14 Jun 2013

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58 NT NEWS. Friday, June 14, 2013. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 4 -J U N -2 0 1 3 P A G E : 5 8 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 Coachs Box with DANIEL ARCHER FROM THE Determination key to success I RECENTLY came across a documentary about important medical discoveries of the 20th Century, with the story behind the development of the Polio vaccine gaining my greatest interest. Jonas Salk (1914-1995) formulated a vaccine against the devastating disease, which crippled thousands in an epidemic during the 1940s and 1950s. Salks developed his vaccine in 1947, and like many things it didnt work first time round. But not at any point did anyone within the medical team doubt they could get things right. Finally in 1955, the vaccine was made public, and put an end to the epidemic. This story got me thinking about the amazing feats from a physical and sporting perspective that display the same determination and commitment as Salk. In 1954 it seemed unlikely, maybe even impossible, that anyone could run a mile in less than four minutes until Britains Roger Bannister did. The 25-year-old crossed the finish line in three minutes and 59.4 seconds. Once the psychological barrier had been broken, mile times kept falling. Bannisters record stood a scant six weeks before John Landy, of Australia, ran the mile in three minutes and 58 seconds. The current world record is three minutes and 43.1 seconds. In 2009, Australian Paralympian Kurt Fearnley completed a 10-day, 96km trek in searing heat, mud and pain across the famous, yet extremely demanding Kokoda Track. What makes this stand out to me is that he completed it only a week after winning his fourth consecutive New York wheelchair marathon. For the Kokoda challenge, he dragged himself by his hands along the arduous track that many able bodied people fail to complete. Upon his completion of the trek, hands covered in blisters, exhausted and his body a mess, Kurt simply described the Kokoda Track as challenging, yet amazingly beautiful. He had mentally defeated Kokoda. These stories continue to consolidate one thing to me as a person and as a coach the mind certainly controls the body. The old saying, where there is a will there is a way could not be more true. You need the will, you need the belief. If you have those you can achieve anything in life and or sport. Although as a team we have not had the start to the season we had aimed for, I see it as a couple of blisters on our hands, a trial of a vaccine that hasnt worked or simply an attempt at the four minute mile that has fallen just short time and time again. The time has come for us as a team to be mentally strong and ensure that we continue the physical effort and commitment more than ever. Every week is an opportunity for us to find our cure, climb a mountain or break a minute mile. Our Territory, Your Team, Our Time. Match to recognise indigenous reconciliation MT GRAVATT and NT Thunder will take part in the NEAFLs first Indigenous reconciliation match this weekend. The match, inspired by the success of the AFLs recent Indigenous Round, aims to celebrate the contribution of indigenous players to the NEAFL competition. AFL Queensland Indigen ous co-ordinator and Vultures vice-captain Jesse Green said it was an important step in continuing the reconciliation process through football. This process helps spread awareness about our culture and our people, he said. Using sport to further this development is perfect as it provides a place where people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures come together for the one purpose. Dittmer Park will have a special touch tomorrow, with the 50m line and posts decorated in the traditional colours of the Torres Strait and Aboriginal people. The winning team will be awarded the reconciliation shield with a medal presented to the player judged best-on-ground. NT Thunder CEO Jarred Ilett said the club is excited to be part of the initiative. We actively recruit indigenous players from all over the Territory, and as a result have a significant number of indigenous players in our side, he said. Approximately 55 per cent of our players are indigenous, so the issue of reconciliation is important to our club. The day features two teams with strong ties to indigenous players, with both clubs sharing a rich history of promoting indigenous footballers. JESSWEBSTER EACHweekhead coach Daniel Archer awards votes 3, 2 and 1 to thebest under 23 player. A cash awardof $500will be presented to the playerwith themost votes at the endof the season. Round 12 vGWSGiants: DeanStaunton 3 votes; JordanWilson-King 2; Julian Lockwood 1. Progressive: ErrinWasley Black 9, Hezekiah Lawrence 7, Julian Lockwood 7, Dean Staunton 5, Justin Beugelaar 3, BenRioli 3, Toshie Kurnoth 3, PatrickHeenan 3, MatthewRosier 3, Shannon Rioli 2, CalebHart 2, Jordan Wilson-King 2,WilliamFarrer 1, LachlanArgus 1, Nakia Cockatoo 1, Daniel Cox 1. Territory chooses Centralian talent NEAFL By JESSWEBSTER Centralian Thomas Gorey will make his senior debut for NT Thunder this weekend WATCH IT LIVE YOU can catch all the action LIVE on theNTNews website. Head to ntnews.com.au/thunder and see every kick, mark and handball on ThunderVision from 1pm (NT time). CENTRALIAN Thomas Gorey will make his senior debut for NT Thunder when they take on bottomplaced Mt Gravatt in Brisbane tomorrow. Gorey, 25, has booted 40 goals in the past four weeks for Pioneer in the CAFL including two hauls of 11 goals. He is one of six changes to the side which lost to the GWS Giants Reserves by 46 points last week. Ben Rioli comes back into the line-up after being a late withdrawal last week, while Centralians Jayden Prior and Gareth Remfrey, Robbie Howard and David Liston were also named in the NT squad. Maningridas Hezekiah Lawrence (omitted), Austin Wonaeamirri (player management) and Jack Lawler (back soreness) will miss the 1pm match. Coach Daniel Archer described the Round 13 clash as massive for the NT, which sits in seventh place on the ladder. Its a massive game in regards to the season and an attack on the finals. he said. We have had a chance to take stock or where we sit at the halfway mark of the season and we are very keen as a group to ensure our second half is an improvement on our first. We are desperately needing all players selected to stand up and ensure they give everything towards playing their role in a solid win for the club. We head to Brisbane hungry for the win and looking to kick start a lift in intensity and effort to give ourselves a run towards another NEAFL finals appearance. The Vultures are winless this season and will go into the match with a new coach after the resignation of Peter McLennan last week. Reserves coach Brad Pollock has stepped up into the senior ranks. Mt Gravatt v Territory Thunder Saturday, June 15 at Dittmer Park, 1pm (NT time) NEAFL ROUND 13 Northern Conference Northern Conference Saturday, June 15: Broadbeach vMorningside at H&A Oval, 1.30pm; Labrador v Brisbane Lions at Cooke-Murphy Reserve, 1.30pm.Bye: Aspley, Southport. Eastern Conference Saturday, June 15: Sydney Hills Eagles v Ainslie at Bruce Purser, 2pm; Tuggeranong v Queanbeyan at Greenway, 2pm; Sydney University v Belconnen at Sydney University, 2pm.Bye: Sydney Swans. Cross-Conference Saturday, June 15: Eastlake v Redland at Star Track Oval, 11.45am. Sunday, June 16: GWS Giants v Gold Coast Suns at Blacktown, 9.30am. MTGRAVATT B: JesseGreenMichael Schultz FraserNeate HB: JoeMurphy Luke Scott Sam James C:DanThomasWill Hamill Troy Jamieson HF:Rhys Estall AndrewSmithAdamEckermann F:NickDavidsonGreg LaveyDanielMowat Foll:CraigMaloneBlake Stewart AndrewScott Inter (from):Matt JohnsonTroyRogersDom Stout-MilkinsMatthewSkubis BrandonStewart Stannis Agita StevenCoutts. NTTHUNDER B:Chris Cooper KevinVearncombeBenRioli HB: LachlanArgusBrant Chambers Jordan Wilson-King C:NathanBrownCameron Ilett PatrickHeenan HF:GarethRemfreyChris DunneShannonRioli F:ThomasGoreyDarren EwingDeanStaunton Foll: Julian LockwoodPhillipWillsMatt Argus Inter (from): JaydenPrior Chris Smith Brad Vassal Bradley PalipuaminniWill Farrer Robbie HowardDavid Liston.