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Unfortunate end to Saints’ finals campaign

NTFL. The Van Diemen’s Land Smithton Saints’ finals campaign has come to an end after losing in all three grades at Sunday’s semi final. With Saints’ star forward Damien Medwin back in the side and Kalon House’s 200th senior game, the stage was set for a thrilling match, and thrilling it was. After a tightly …

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Anyone’s game

CHFA. Even though Irishtown has not beaten Redpa all season, both coaches agree that the weekend’s final is anyone’s to win. Redpa coach Koel Nicholls says he thinks it will be close, if the season is anything to go by. “There’s only been one game where it has blown out. The others have had nothing …

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Calling all Colts

Cricket. Okay guys, if you want a crack at one day representing this great state in cricket now is your chance. Bring your gear and get along to the under-17 North West Cricket Association’s games on Sundays, with training held on Wednesdays from 4pm to 6.30pm at the Smithton Recreation Ground. All games will be played …

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Stay safe

Alcohol. Circular Head Community Road Safety Partnership will offer a free breathalyser test at this weekend’s football final. A marquee will be set up at the Smithton Recreation Ground from 2.30-6.30pm for patrons to test their blood alcohol level before leaving the ground. “We’re just trying to keep people safe and discourage drink driving,” CRSP member …

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Smith’s stellar season

NTFL. Van Diemen’s Land Smithton Saints Football Club on-baller Josh Smith has capped off a stellar year with the Saints by picking up a number of awards over the past week. Smith narrowly missed the runner-up title for the Northern Tasmanian Football League’s most prestigious award, the Baldock Medal. Out with a calf injury, Smith failed …

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Woods fourth in Japan

Ironman. Professional Ironman Jon Woods has done it again, this time finishing fourth in Ironman Japan last month. Following a 55-minute 25-second swim, 5:24:27 bike ride, and 3:24:24 run, Woods was the eighth professional to cross the line. However, he said, four athletes were found to have cut the course by about 1km, placing him fourth. …

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Saints’ best season yet

Hockey. This year has been the best to date for Circular Head’s seven representative hockey sides, with four sides preparing for the finals. Smithton Greater Northern League men will play off in a preliminary final on Saturday. The best they have fared in 10 years. “It’s the Saints’ most successful season ever in terms of …

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Tigers through to grand final

CHHA. Irishtown and Tigers’ preliminary final was played in perfect conditions on Saturday with Tigers running out comfortable winners. The game was played at a high level of intensity from the outset with the Tigers’ forward line putting the Irishtown defence under immense pressure. Irishtown’s defence included Bec Wells, Georgie Finch and the ever reliable …

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Riding to fight cancer

Charity. Van Diemen’s Land Smithton Saints coach Jarrod Watling is showing his softer side by riding 905 kilometres to raise money to help fight cancer. Tour de Fight Bacc (breast and children’s cancer) will see Watling and 13 others ride their bikes from Adelaide to Shepparton from October 5-11. Watling said he was asked by …

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Saints coach stars in ad

Football. Smithton Saints coach Jarrod Watling will star in a television ad promoting the upcoming WorkSafe Tasmania Coach of the Year Award. The awards, held in Launceston on November 9, will recognise one coach from the 17 Australian Rules competitions across the state as Tasmania’s best. A regional winner from north, north-west and south Tasmania will …

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