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Captain’s pride

Achievement. The Circular Head Giants have topped off another season in the North West Football League with the presentation of awards last month. Smithton Football Club announced the inaugural Haydn Nicholls Medal, a show of respect to Life Member, former coach and the premiership captain of 1991. Nicholls was there to present the Best and …

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Final home round

NWBU. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints have one round remaining in the North West Basketball Union Under 22 season. The women have gained four victories and nine defeats throughout the season to sit at seventh on the ladder ahead of Somerset Heat. Travelling to take on the Penguin Blues on Tuesday, the women were narrowly …

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Legend of the race

Motorsport. Lance ‘Spike’ Jones has done it again, for the last time.  Racing in the Baskerville Historics at Baskerville Raceway in the south on the weekend, the Smithton driver announced his retirement from the competitive sport.  Taking his trusty 1970 BMW 2002 TI through the qualifying round, Spike recorded a time of 1.02 seconds to …

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Season under way

NWBU. The Smithton Saints are making an impact in the North West Basketball League Under 22 season. Playing competitively in both home and away games, the Saints look to a strong second half of the roster. The season started with a round one home game for the Saints, hosting the Ulverstone Hoppers. A competitive affair, …

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Competitive carnivals

Netball. The Smithton Saints have shone brightly on the court with stellar performances these past weekends. Circular Head Netball Association teams travelled to represent the region at the recent Devon and Burnie netball association carnivals. Players were struck by shocking conditions last weekend at the Devon tournament in Devonport however it was a different experience …

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National leaders on the court

Basketball. Smithton Basketball Club players Jett Grey, Emerson Wells and Sophie Furphy have represented the state at the Australian Junior Championships in the Under 16 division.  Competing on the national stage for a fourth time, Emerson and Jett stepped up to represent the teams as vice captains while Sophie made her third national appearance.  The …

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Contests on the court

Roster. Circular Head Netball Association is producing skilled, determined and resilient young players. The Smithton Saints represent the region in the Burnie Netball Association, taking on the best of the best along the coast. Five teams travel to Burnie every Saturday for the competition. The teams are two rounds in and set to play round …

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Paige in history

Achievement. Forest Stanley Football Club’s Paige Hursey was recently awarded the Under 17 Best and Fairest title in a history-making moment. In her second year of football, Paige is the first female in a male dominated competition to take out the club award – and is thought to be the first in the country to …

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Premiership troubles

HNW. The Smithton Saints were hit hard in the Hockey North West Grand Final on Friday. Both the Under 16 and Under 13 teams played a competitive season to register a place in the premiership match against Devonport and Burnie Baptist respectively. The Under 13 team of William Dixon, Cooper Mallinson, Bailey Gray, Damon Joyce, …

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Golden gloves up

Boxing. A Commonwealth Games event is coming to Circular Head.  The Circular Head Golden Gloves Classic will take place next weekend, a spectacle not to be missed.  The inaugural event brings boxing to the centre stage for one night of up to 20 bouts, featuring four local athletes along with state and interstate professional boxers.  …

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