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Mitchell Hughes is head sports reporter and presenter with NBN News in Newcastle. Mitch started his career as an editor with NBN, before graduating from Newcastle University and taking his first reporting job in the Tweed Heads/Gold Coast region.

TAYLOR REGAN NAMED TO RETURN AGAINST NEWCASTLE

With two players suspended following the win over Melbourne Victory, Adelaide United has received a boost ahead of its clash with Newcastle this Saturday. Former Jets defender Taylor Regan is expected to make his long awaited return from injury for the Round 11 fixture at McDonald Jones Stadium. “Taylor is close, Taylor is in the squad. Taylor will travel with us to Newcastle.”

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NEWCASTLE CRICKET LAUNCHES NEW T20 COMPETITION

Newcastle District Cricket is hoping to capitalise on the popularity of the T20 format, today conducting the draw for its own standalone competition. The city council has come onboard as a major sponsor, hoping this will be the first step towards bringing the national league to town. “Everybody knows how much I love sporting events and I would love to see Big Bash here in Newcastle. That is a path that we’ve begun discussions with Cricket NSW on.” A handful of BBL stars could also take part. “Yeah no names but I’ve heard clubs are talking to Sydney grade clubs and players direct and depending on their commitments with state sides and franchises we may well see some big name players playing.” The first round of midweek twilight matches gets underway at Number One Sportsground on January 9.

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