Mikielee on fire in Fiji

by admin on August 20th, 2019

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BRONZED ATHLETE: Proud Aussie Mikielee snow with her medals from Fiji
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Glen Innes athletic star Mikielee Snow has won two bronze medals and run personal best times at the Oceania Melanesian Championships held in Fiji recently.

Snow was part of the Regional Australia Team (RAT) that performed well at the games finishing fourth on the medal table despite the small size of the group, with four gold, one silver and seven bronze medals.

In the women’s medley relay Snow ran a very quick back straight to put her team in a good position in the home leg for the team to collect a bronze medal.

Snow bagged another bronze as part of the RAT 4x100m team along with Leilani Jones, Kayla Montagner and Jessica Peris.

Snow also performed quite well in her individual events, running a personal best of 12.64 in her under 18 100m heats, before backing up well to place 6th in the final.

She went one better on the final day in the 200m, finishing third in her heat, but showed a good ability to run multiple rounds as she ran into a stiff headwind only a couple of hours later to place fifth in the final.

Miss Snow was one of the youngest athletes to compete in the under 18s division but also stepped up and ran in the opens women’s competition against much more seasoned athletes in the relay’s and said she will better for the experience.

“I definitely want to go back because I’ll be older and stronger and hopefully better equipped to gain podium finishes,” she said.

Jodie, Mikielee and Tony Snow

“I reckon considering my age I ran really well in Fiji and I am very happy with my results, but I know I will do better now that I have had this experience.

“Things like training in sleet and cold weather and then running in very hot tropical conditions has taught me a thing or two about preparation.”

Mikielee’s father Tony said that her coach has discussed starting weight training now that the Fiji competition has concluded.

“Her coach and I think that a small weight regime will help Mikielee with the power she needs to win races against older girls,” he said.

“She nearly always keeps up with her opponents out of the blocks but falls behind slightly in the middle stages of a race, in the transition phase.

“This type of training is part of the plan to grow with Mikielee as she grows.”

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More severe weather for Wimmera

by admin on August 20th, 2019

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Picture: PAUL CARRACHER WIMMERA is set for another windy day,the Bureau of Meteorology renewed a severe weather warning for the region.
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The bureau report said Wimmera residents couldexpect strong and damaging winds throughout the day.

The reportsaid acold front south of the bight will move rapidly eastwards on Tuesday, crossing Victoria on Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.

North to northwesterly winds will strengthen ahead of the front late Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Damaging winds averaging 50 to 60 kilometres an hourwith peak gusts of 90 kilometres an hour are forecast to develop on Monday afternoon across the Wimmera.

They will reach the south-west, central and north-central forecast districts and contract eastwards across parts of the north-east, west, south Gippsland and east Gippsland forecast districts into the evening.

Wind gusts of about 110 kilometres an hourare possible inalpine areas.

The bureau issued a warning to sheep graziers across theMallee and Wimmera.

It warned sheep graziers that cold temperatures, rain and showers and strong north-westerly winds could hit on Monday, particularly during the afternoon and evening.

There is a risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions.

The State Emergency Service advisedpeople to move vehicles under cover or away from trees, secure or put away loose items around the house, yard and balcony, and keep clear of fallen power lines.

People who need help in floods or storms should call their service unit on132 500.

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Lofthouse returns to top of competition

by admin on August 20th, 2019

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DETERMINED: Keith Lofthouse showed his iron grit at the weekend in the Peter Gibson Handicap event. Picture: CONTRIBUTED
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VETERANKeith Lofthouse has returned to the top of theStawell and AraratCrossCountryClub following a win in theeight-kilometre Peter Gibson Handicap at Dunneworthy Common in Ararat.

He said he had givenserious thought to a premature end to his running season after a series of nine races with in which he could finish no better than ninth.

But in the lead up to the Peter Gibson Handicap he ran a close second during a 10-kilometre event, increasing his confidence heading into race in Ararat.

Lofthouse said he had been facing some issues during his previous races.

“I was in poor form and ordinary health,” he said.

“There were no signs of improvement and thought I might have been doing myself more harm than good.

“I really thought about pulling the plug.

“And then, unexpectedly, I ran a strong five-kilometre race with the Stawell Amateurs and it was like a light being switched on.

“I was unfit one day and fit the next and the turnaround has stunned me.”

Before his revivalhe would have been at Prince of Penzance odds to win but hissecond place in the 10-kilometre raceshot him into contention for the handicap.

Despite the improvement Lofthouse said he had still held some doubts about his chances.

“I still didn’t think I could win,” he said.

“The 10-kilometrerace was on a fast and flat course and I always race well there, but the Gibson race had a challenging hill and I thought that might find me out.”

He said his confidence was further shaken by another poor 10-kilometre race at Stawell just 24 hours before.

It was a resulthe just could not explain.

“It was a tough course and I struggled all the way,” he said.

“I wasn’t saving myself,I just couldn’t do any better.”

In the handicap he gave the much improved Shevahn Healy a 15-secondstart.

Lofthouse lost sight of her as they climbed the Cherry Tree Track.

He said he estimated her lead had extended to 45 seconds as they began the downhill trek.

“I caught her with two kilometres to go but to Shevvie’s credit she stuck like glue and I was surprised to see she was only seven seconds behind me at the finish,” he said.

Healy, has developed into an endurance specialist andclocked a personal best for the distance.

She ralliedto suppress a late charge from 2015 Gibson winner Jack Trounson, who was backafter a six-week spell interstate.

The next race is the Trounson Family sponsoredeight-kilometre run in the challenging Ararat Hills on Sunday.

Free entry is offered to fun runners.

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Southern Phone appoints new managing director

by admin on August 20th, 2019

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WELCOME: New Southern Phone Managing Director David Joss, Chairman Bill Hilzinger, and outgoing Managing Director, Mark Warren. Photo supplied. SOUTHERN Phone Company Ltd is pleased to announce it has appointed David Joss as Managing Director, effective from July 1, 2016.
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David is succeeding Mark Warren, who is retiring after leading the organisation for two years.

“After an extensive executive search, the Board is very pleased to have David take the reins of Southern Phone,” Chairman Bill Hilzinger said.

“He brings extensive regional-focused telecommunications experience and will play an enormous role in building on the business’s achievements.

Mark has really set the business up for success over the past couple of years, and we believe that David is the right person to take it forward to great heights.”

Having worked as CEO of Bendigo Bank subsidiary Community Telco Australia, and in marketing and business development roles with SingTel Optus, David brings more than 20 years’ industry experience to Southern Phone.

David, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, said, “It is an absolute pleasure to join the Southern Phone team.

The business’s foundations are very solid.

The company has enjoyed great success by focusing on customer service and regional communities.

I look forward to consolidating and building on these core pillars, as well as embracing new opportunities that will result from the changing telecommunications landscape within Australia.”

David has a history of community involvement, having been an inaugural commissioner for AFL – Central Victoria, Chairman of a Victorian Football League Club and various governance roles in primary and secondary schools.

“I’ve been active in community based sport and education for many years which I think aligns very well with the community ethos of Southern Phone,” he said.

Outgoing Managing Director Mark Warren will remain at Southern Phone until mid-August to help in the handover.

“It has been a privilege to work with the staff and the Board at Southern Phone,” he said.

“The success of the business is the consequence of the efforts of the people who work at Southern Phone.

I am retiring with the business in good shape, and I want to acknowledge the efforts of everybody.

I wish David and the Board and the Staff, every success in the future.”

There are 41 shareholders from shire councils all over the state, 18 of which are in the Southern region.

They are: * Bega Valley Shire Council

* Bombala Council

* Boorowa Council

* Cooma-Monaro Shire Council

* Cootamundra Shire Council

* Eurobodalla Shire Council

* Goulburn Mulwarree Council

* Harden Shire Council

* Palerang Council

* Queanbeyan City Council

* Shoalhaven City Council

* Snowy River Shire Council

* Tumbarumba Shire Council

* Tumut Shire Council

* Upper Lachlan Council

* Wingecarribee Shire Council; and

* Yass Valley Council.

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Second’s out, Round 2

by admin on August 20th, 2019

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Rich pickings: Richie Porte leads his former Sky teammates including eventual champion Chris Froome during the Tour de France. Picture: Getty ImagesIN a race with as many variables and uncontrollables as the Tour de France there are always going to be countless what-ifs, if-onlys and damn-that-Team-Skys.
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But from Meander to Monaco and Montmartre, Richie Porte fans the world over will be lamenting that he should have finished second in Paris.

As SBS’s 12-time stage-winner Robbie McEwen pointed out, Porte was undoubtedly the second best rider in the event.

But for the 1 minute 45 seconds the Tasmanian lost to a puncture on stage two, he would have been 33 seconds ahead of the best of the rest.

Instead he finished fifth, his best Grand Tour result, 35 seconds behind Brit Adam Yates in fourth, 56 off Colombian Nairo Quintana and the podium and 72 off the second place of Romain Bardet, the Frenchman whose stage-19 breakaway win was the most decisive move of the final week.

Wherever he may have deserved to finish, Porte’s performance did categorically resolve two issues.

Firstly, it put to bed criticism that he cannot last three-week tours out in front and that his niche was the week-long races like Paris-Nice, Giro del Trentino, Volta a Catalunya and Volta ao Algarve that adorn his palmares.

Secondly, it answered the question of who BMC’s best general classification contender is and hopefully killed off the team’s indecisive policy of joint leadership.

Having also endorsed Porte’s training regime of peaking later in the World Tour season, his impressive display suggests that while he does not lack for legs, what he really needs is another four-lettered ‘l’-word.

Every professional sportsman can point to examples of bad luck, but Porte seems to have so many in his saddlebag that he must have a taken a one-rider detour under a corridor of ladders somewhere early in his Grand Tour career.

When he assumed Sky team leadership in the 2014 Tour he promptly fell ill; when he was team leader at last year’s Giro he was penalised for what race organisers had initially described as a moment of admirable sportsmanship, then promptly crashed within sight of the safety of the neutral cut-off zone; and as one of the favourites in this year’s Tour he first suffered the untimely puncture and then crashed into a motorbike that decided to stop directly in front of him.

While having sympathy for Porte (who celebrated with James Boag), it is impossible not to also toast the one man who beat him beyond any question.

Tour organisers were accused of doctoring the race route in an attempt to hinder the dominance of Chris Froome. The Brit’s response could be understood in many more than the four languages in which he conducts post-race press conferences.

Restricted to just four of the genuine mountain-top finishes he has made his own in recent years, Froome demonstrated his frightening versatility.

As expected, he made time on the ascents, but also on descents (utilising the unorthodox but effective aerodynamic bum-up technique), through cross-winds on the flat and in time trials.

Only prevented from claiming four straight wins by cobblestone crashes in 2014, the Kenyan-born, South African-raised, Britain-representing, Tasmanian-holidayer is without doubt the best rider of his generation (as Porte has long said).

And the class act extends beyond the saddle as can be seen by Froome’s patient and polite succession of interviews moments after the sort of physical exertion the journalists asking the questions could never comprehend.

In previous Tours, Froome has been struck, had urine thrown at him and branded a “dopé” but consistently let his results speak for him.

The constant suspicion of pharmaceutical assistance meant that at one stage the most requested internet search after his name was “Chris Froome drugs”.

Now it is “salary”, “wife” and “running”, the latter pointing to Youtube clips of him using two feet rather than two wheels up Mont Ventoux following the motorbike pile-up (the best of which is speeded up and accompanied by the Benny Hill theme tune).

In admiring Froome, recognition must also be made of his team. The only slight quibble over McEwen’s observation would be that Porte was clearly the second best team leader in the race.

It can only be guessed at how good Froome’s loyal army of support riders, particularly Wout Poels, Sergio Henao and the Welsh wonder Geraint Thomas, would be if they were to follow the same route as Porte and switch teams to pursue their own general classification ambitions.

On the three-week race’s final ascent up the Col de Joux Plane, when every other team of substance was down to just one rider in the yellow jersey group, the yellow jersey himself had no fewer than four teammates for company, and, more importantly, assistance.

When Porte came unstuck on stage two, it cost him 105 seconds and a podium finish, when Froome skidded off on stage 19, he was back underway on Thomas’s bike even before the commentators had noticed.

Porte has another opportunity in the global spotlight next month when he makes his Olympic debut.

He remains in the form of his life, the hilly road race will be like a Tasmanian training ride to him and his support riders will be BMC teammate Rohan Dennis and late call-up Simon Clarke, the man who gave up his own wheel for Porte in last year’s Giro.

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Magpies meeting tonight to reform committee

by admin on July 22nd, 2019

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Pic RE-FLIGHT Glen Innes Rugby league stalwart Pat Lonergan
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Glen Innes Rugby league stalwart Pat Lonergan has called a meeting for those in town who want to see the Magpies flying in 2017.

Mr Lonergan has asked for people that are interested in helping the club to reform a senior team for next season’s competition to meet at the Services club on Tuesday July 26 at 7.30 pm.

Lonergan said that reforming a viable committee will be on the agenda.

“We do need people who are interested in helping out for next season and that will be high on the agenda for the meeting,” he said.

“We need everyone in town who has an interest in reforming the Magpies to be at the meeting.

“If we get a viable amount of numbers we will look to elect a committee and fill office bearer positions.”

Mr Lonergan said the Magpies have had a meeting with country rugby league to discuss ongoing issues.

“We have talked about issues such as travel in the group 19 competition,” he said.

“We also canvassed the exorbitant costs relating to insurance and other essential items to run a club.

“The Country Rugby League has said they will visit Glen Innes to try and sort out the issues that the Magpies and a lot of other clubs within the group 19 competition have identified.

“We will be talking about all of these things at the meeting and we hope that we can get the Magpies back and strong for the 2017 season.”

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Cairns ShowPhotos

by admin on July 22nd, 2019

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Cairns Show | Photos Mark Peters, Elders Mareeba, celebrated 25 consecutive Cairns Show prime beef auctions last week.
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At 84 years, Malanda’s Marty Conole was the oldest competitor on this year’s woodchopping show circuit.

Prime beef winners reserve champion bullock or steer Leon (pictured) and Jenny Ham, Tolga and champion bullock Sonya Booth (represented by daughter Jordyn Booth) Malanda, and judge Tania Sainsbury, Monto.

Steve Dunn, Glen Innes, NSW, in the Cairns Show woodchops.

Cherie Davis, Millaa Millaa, was named the most successful dairy exhibitor at the Cairns Show with 12 Illawarra cows.

Kayla Russell and HP Sometime.

Alyssa McNamara, 15, Ravenshoe, received the Elders Young Judges of Prime Beef Encouragement Award at Cairns Show.

NQ Rural Ambassador Kaila Ridgway congratulates 15 to 18 years young judges winner Emily Bowden, runner-up Ricky Davis and third Logan McNamara.

Dog obedience students in action at the Cairns Show.

Kenzie Vichion, 6, was visiting from Abu Dhabi.

Prime beef ribbon winners reserve champion pen of females Gordon Rasmussen, Euluma Droughtmasters, champion pen Leon (pictured) and Jenny Ham, Tolga, with judge Tania Sainsbury, Monto.

Champion pen of females went to Leon (pictured) and Jenny Ham, Tolga.

Dog obedience students in action at the Cairns Show.

Prime beef winners reserve champion female Leon and Jenny (pictured) Ham, Tolga, and champion female David and Audrey (pictured) Wah Day with judge Tania Sainsbury, Monto.

Northern Territorian Tony Arrowsmith in action at the Cairns Show woodchops.

The Cape York Academy Band and Aboriginal Centre of Performing Arts band perform at the Cairns Show.

Judge Matt Henry presents Holstein Ourway Ernesto Baronessa and owner Owen Daley, Millaa Milaa, the supreme champion cow ribbon, at the Cairns Show.

Fassifern Kelsey, Fassifern Droughtmasters, was named supreme champion female, pictured, with Mo Pedersen, Fassifern Droughtmasters, and judge Tania Sainsbury, Monto.

Most successful exhibitor at the prime beef cattle competition presentation from left winner David Wah Day, East Trinity, Brian Rowling, Elders Mareeba, winner Audrey Wah Day, trophy donator Joan Harriman, Tania Sainsbury (judge), Mark Peters, Elders Mareeba, and steward Ley James.

Dog obedience students in action.

Charlie Bauerstock, 6, Auckland, New Zealand, stopped in at the Cairns Show while visiting the region.

George Harriman, Reedybrook Pastoral, receives the best brahman bullock of Cairns Show perpetual trophy from judge Tania Sainsbury, Monto.

A full yarding of cattle entered the Cairns Show prime beef competition.

Kel-lee A Hotshot, Kel-lee Droughtmasters, Upper Barron, named supreme champion bull at the Cairns Show, pictured with owner Kellie Williams and judge Tania Sainsbury, Monto.

David (pictured) and Audrey Wah Day won reserve champion bullocks.

Jordyn Booth, Malanda, celebrates her grandparent’s Alan and Muriel Booth’s win as the champion pen of bullocks at Cairns Show.

Brock Everingham.

Matthew Whalley and Aphroditi.

Canadian woodchopper Garnet Peters in action.

Michaela McFadzen and Jimmy Smith.

Cairns Show North Queensland Rural Ambassador 2016 Kaila Ridgeway and Emily Bowden, Ravenshoe, Miss Cairns Show Runner-Up.

Mark McMahon, Edmonton, burns his brand into the prime beef brands board at the Cairns Show.

Richard Pye, Edmonton, burns his brand into the prime beef brands board at the Cairns Show.

Kaila Ridgway, Atherton, will fly the flag for North Queensland as the Cairns Show NQ Rural Ambassador for 2016.

Jade Andresen, 5, Cairns, and Ashlyn Connors, 6, Cairns, in the animal nursery.

U15 young judges winner Jordyn Booth, runner-up Bryanna McNamara and NQ Rural Ambassador Kaila Ridgway.

15-18 young judges winner Lacey West, runner-up Jericho Ryder and third Ben Harden.

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What’s on around the town

by admin on July 22nd, 2019

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The Benevolent Society in Penrith needs volunteers from the St Marys area to help their senior clients with social outings, doctor’s appointments and transport. If you are interested contact Lorraine Donato on 4720 1000.
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BAG A BARGAIN: The monthly markets in St Marys offer a wide range of merchandise.

COMMUNITY MARKETS:Held the second Sunday of each month at Kokoda Park, corner Carinya Avenue and Charles Hackett Drive, St Marys from 9am. Next one is August 14. Jumping castle, barbecue, coffee cart and sometimes a musician to entertain the crowd. Stall-holders are welcome to contact [email protected]南京夜网. Details: Kristine Gauci, 0455 303 753.

TUTORS SOUGHT:Community Junction Inc is a non-profit, community-based organisation which runs various groups and programs at North St Marys, St Clair, Colyton, Erskine Park, Werrington and surrounding areas at low cost, Their Learning Lounge program provides homework help to students from years 3-12 during school terms at no cost and seeks volunteer tutors to assist on Tuesdays during school terms from 3pm-6pm. Details: 9834 2708.

RHYME TIME: If your baby loves books then the library is the place to have fun.

HELP AT HAND:Grow Groups are small friendly groups formed to learn how to overcome anxiety, depression, and loneliness and improve mental health. A group meets every Monday from 11am at the Community Health Centre, corner Burran and Kelly Close, Mt Druitt and every Thursday from 10am at the Community Health Centre, Soper Place, Penrith. Grow is anonymous, free and open to all. Bring a support person if you like. Details: 1800 558 268 or our 梧桐夜网grow.org419论坛.

BABY RHYME TIME: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10.30am, at Our Library @ The Mount Druitt Hub, Ayres Grove, Mount Druitt. From 10.30am come and take part in an interactive, early literacy program developed for children aged 0-2. Talk, sing, rhyme, dance and read with your child over a story and make some new friends. Details: 梧桐夜网libraries.blacktown.nsw.gov419论坛 or 8886 2000.

MULTICULTURAL STORYTIME: Back at Our Library @ The Mount Druitt Hub, Ayres Grove, Mount Druitt. Every Wednesday morning during school terms from 10.30am a fun-filled hour will be held for preschoolers, their parents and carers. Each week a different country’s story will be told, songs from that country will be sung and craft related to that country will be made. Details: 8886 2000.

Entries for this diary from community groups and non-profit organisations need to reach us nine days before anticipated publication. Because of space restrictions, there is no guarantee that entries will run. Send anemail to [email protected]南京夜网419论坛.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

Residents and recyclers both pleased

by admin on July 22nd, 2019

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A Currans Hill resident group feels its concerns have been heard after a successful meeting with government officials and Benedict Recycling on Friday.
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The residents are opposed to Benedict’s proposed $4.5 millionrecycling plant on Anderson Road,Smeaton Grange, which is on exhibition for community feedback until August 26.

The proposed site would process a variety of material including, glass, metal, rubber andpaper, but would not accept hazardous materials including asbestos.

Resident spokeswomanChris Harrissaid the meeting with Benedict’s general manager Ian Collier, representatives from NSW Planning and Environment, the Environmental Protection Authority and Camden MP Chris Patterson was informative and constructive.

“The meeting helped to clarify information about myths and facts about the application,” she said.

“[Our] primary concerns regarding the proposed facility will be the potential impact on surrounding neighbours, business and schools.

“If the proposal is approved it is important that residents and business have had the opportunity to list their concerns.”

Mr Collier was also pleased with the meeting and was glad to have a chance to answer resident questions.

“It was a very, very constructive meeting and it gave us an opportunity to respond to resident concerns and take them on board,” he said.

Mr Collier said it was important for residents to remember that Benedict was not new to the recycling business and had plenty of experience at other sites.

He said the company would look into whatever adjustments could plausibly be made to the proposal to meet relevant resident concerns.

Mr Patterson said he also had some concerns with the proposal “as it stands” and would like to see “a number of issues” addressed.

He said any resident who is concerned with the development should contact him or make a submission.

To make a submission visitmajorprojects.planning.nsw.gov419论坛or write to Department of Planning and Environment, Attn: Director –Industry Assessments, GPO Box 39, Sydney, NSW, 2001.

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Holiday tennis clinics nurture local talent

by admin on July 22nd, 2019

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The Peter Cole Tennis Academy recently held a series of holiday clinics as part of their junior development program.
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ANYONE FOR TENNIS? Local tennis coach Peter Cole

The clinics were held in Glen Innes, Guyra and Tenterfield with over 124 juniors participating throughout the holidays.

Mr Cole said the sessions help juniors with their social skills and wellbeing as well as primarily focusing on their technique and speed and agility.

“The clinics are a good way for children to have some fun but also if we identify some talent we can nurture that,” he said.

“Tennis is a game that you can learn and get better at, but we do find a good number of children have a natural hand and eye coordination that suits the game.

“The Glen Innes children enjoyed themselves and we did see some good talent amongst the participants.”

Mr Cole said the clinics would not have been such a success without the participation of local parents.

“Many thanks go to all parents who supported our clinics, without their help and support these camps would not be held,” he said.

“I would also like to thanks my junior coaches Olivia, Angus, Kaleb, Steph, Kasey and Andrew.

“Many of the kids commented that they enjoyed getting instruction from an adult as well as people their own age.”

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