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Open. Sport grants

New grants to get communities moving are now open for applications. The Move It AUS – Participation Grants Program will deliver $28.9 million to sporting clubs and associations, with a focus on groups who are at risk of inactivity and non-participation.  The funding will allow sporting clubs to upgrade equipment and facilities in remote communities.  …

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Demons’ top weekend

CHCA. The 2018-19 Circular Head Cricket Association season resumed on Saturday with Forest Stanley and Irishtown taking the round six victories.  Playing in Smithton, Trowutta Combine hosted Forest Stanley where the visitors won the toss, stepping onto the pitch with the bat for the first innings.  Opening batsmen Neville Bellinger (29) and Shane Dennison (19) …

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Over 50. Surfer recruit for opposition

A somewhat depleted George Town team travelled to Redpa to take on the Marrawah 50 and Over Cricket Club on Sunday for the first game after the new year.  After scrounging a holidaying surfer from Green Point Beach and with the addition of Dale ‘Woppa’ Walters from the home side, George Town took to the …

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BCL. Boundary balls set the win

    The Tall Timbers Forest Stanley Demons defeated West Ridgley by eight wickets during round 11 of the Burnie Cricket League A Grade on Saturday.  The visitors notched 154 runs from 48.5 overs in the first innings, with top bowling by Forest Stanley’s Mitchell Bellinger (4/33).  In the second innings, Jimmy Martin (41) and …

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Club’s support

  Contribution. A cause close to the hearts of many players, Marrawah 50 and Over Cricket Club has donated $1500 to the Leukaemia Foundation.  It was February last year, Noel and Pauline Grey had recently returned from attending the McGrath Foundation’s Pink Test when Pauline received the news she had multiple myeloma, a cancer of …

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Swimming forward

Update. The Circular Head Community Wellbeing Centre is a step closer to operation with the appointment of former local Stephen Stone as centre manager.  Raised in Smithton, Stephen is a qualified exercise physiologist and will return to his roots to take on the role from February 4.  Belgravia Leisure will now be on the look …

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Ready to rumble

Recreation. Look out – a new craze is taking the town into overdrive.  The hobby started last year when local Tony Fisher introduced a track to race remote controlled cars at the Irishtown Community Centre.  An enthusiast for more than 15 years, Tony takes his cars as far as Carrick to race.  Having been on …

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Number one opponents

BCL. As Burnie Cricket League sides prepare for the second half of the 2018-19 season, Circular Head teams remain atop the A Grade and A Reserve ladders.  The Tall Timbers Forest Stanley Demons are undefeated in the A Grade action, with nine clear victories from 10 games.  Last month the Burnie Cricket League experienced a …

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Bowls. Saints’ new turf in tip top shape

Smithton Bowls Club and volunteers pitched in to cut and lay new synthetic turf at Smithton Country Club last week.  A break in the weather — unlike the days of wind and showers prior and following — allowed the job to be finished off.   Thursday’s games were washed out and the points were shared.  …

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Well bowled, brother

Cricket. Spinks brothers Ben and Zac share a competitive but supportive attitude towards one another on the cricket pitch.  The pair started their playing days with Marrawah Cricket Club and have since progressed to represent in teams around the state and country.  When thinking back to those two years playing locally together, the pair can …

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