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State’s finest

Hockey. Circular Head was well represented in state hockey teams this year, sending nine juniors to the mainland for the National Hockey Championships. The week-long tournament was played in Busselton, Western Australia (under-15 girls), Darwin, Nothern Territory (under-15 boys) and Melbourne, Victoria (under-13 boys). The under-15 girls team boasted three Circular Head teens in Maddison …

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Bragging rights for Saints

NWBU. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints men have a new coach they can brag about, in Keith Bragg of Wynyard. Though he’s not a local as such, he said he has fond memories of his time in Smithton, both playing basketball and spending time with family and friends. Bragg played with the Saints for five years …

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Season recap

NWBU. The young Tall Timbers Smithton Saints teams have had mixed success in the North West Basketball Union under-22 roster since its commencement in August. With just two games remaining the women sit in fourth position and look set to play finals. Maintaining their position in the final four won’t be easy for the girls …

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Tom’s bowling record

Bowls. Tom O’Rourke has accepted the nomination of president of the Tasmanian Indoor Bias Bowls Association, resigning his positions of Australian secretary and team manager of the Australian Test Team. The Crayfish Creek resident said even though the past seven years of Australian commitments had been a wonderful experience, “There is a special feeling of …

5 years ago

Cricket merger

CHCA. With days left until the Circular Head Cricket Association’s season opener on Saturday, the association has made some last minute changes. Due to lack of numbers at recent trainings, coaches met on Tuesday night to decide whether a merging of teams was the best option. It was decided that Trowutta and Combine would come …

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Lynch makes Aussie side

Hockey. Following a successful national masters tournament in Sydney last month, Smithton Saints goalkeeper Jason Lynch has been named in the Australian over 40s 2014 hockey world cup team. The team will be on tour for three weeks with the masters world cup to be played in the Netherlands at the Rotterdam hockey club from …

5 years ago

Supporting Freeman

AFL. Former Circular Head residents, Cynthia and Dallas Freeman, are thrilled their son Jonathan has been selected by the Brisbane Lions to play in the AFL next season. Freeman was told on Monday morning by the club he was now a Lion and he needed to prepare for what will be one of the biggest …

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Lynch’s national title

Hockey. The Tasmanian over 35s masters hockey team has gone back-to-back and successfully defended their national title by winning the 2013 national championship at Sydney’s Olympic Park last week. Smithton Saints hockey club veteran Jason Lynch played as the team’s goal keeper, and helped the team secure the championship win by conceding a miserly nine …

5 years ago

Young athletes welcome

Athletics. Circular Head Little Athletics Club’s season starts soon, and a new committee has taken on the task of steering the region’s youngest track-and-field athletes. The committee is made up of president Colin Wigg, vice president Aaron Robertson, treasurer Barbara Joyce, secretary Janelle Willie and promotional officer Tash Corrigan. The club offers the usual track …

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Watling back to coach Saints

NTFL. The coach who took the Van Diemen’s Land Smithton Saints to the finals this year has been re-signed for next season. Jarrod Watling, 28, said he was thrilled to be asked to be the coach again for next season and said he had a good bunch of blokes in the team in which to …

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