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NEWPORT YACHT TAKES OUT OCEAN RACE AT COFFS

Newport based yacht Hussy has taken out this afternoon’s Newport to Coffs off-shore race, around Split Solitary Island at Coffs Harbour. Second across the line was Coffs Harbour’s Tiga. The social race follows the staging of the inaugural Newport to Coffs Harbour blue water event which finished in the harbour on Friday morning. Conditions today were light and sloppy, with a 10 knot southerly breeze pushing the boats around the course.

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SPECIAL GUEST COREY BROWN TO ATTEND HARRINGTON CUP

Melbourne Cup winning jockey – and local resident – Corey Brown will be the special guest at next week’s Harrington Cup. Manning Valley Race Club CEO Brian Leggett says he’ll be honoured for his second win in the race that stops the nation.   “We of course we have our Corey Brown pavilion in the race course, which was built and named after him when he won his first Melbourne Cup in 2009 and we’ll be putting another plaque up on the Corey Brown function centre to commemorate his winning. The Harrington Cup is the club’s biggest event of the year. Racing begins at 1:50pm next Thursday. (AUDIO IN PARTS)  

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TAREE TO HOST NEXT BIG JUNIOR TOUCH CHAMPIONSHIPS.

Taree will be over-run with up-and-coming touch talent when the first ever Northern Eagles Junior Touch Championships are held on the 20th and 21st of January. More than 60 teams from across the state will take to the paddock – both boys and girls ranging from under 10’s to under 18’s. “Places like Port Macquarie, Taree, Forster, Macksville all have 10 teams in each and they’re covered in every division and some of the other areas are scattered so we’re expecting good numbers,” said Graham Goodwin. “We have our gala day every year which attracts about 50, 55 teams but this is an actual tournament and were thrilled that northern eagles has chosen us to host it,” said Graham Goodwin. (AUDIO IN PARTS)  

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COFFS TEENAGER SELECTED FOR NSW RUGBY LEAGUE KOORI TEAM

A Coffs Harbour teenager is well on his way to achieving his dream of becoming a professional footballer. At 15, Troy Ducket has been selected for the New South Wales Under-16 Rugby League Koori Team. Troy was chosen from more than 50 young men at the Talented Aboriginal Athlete Pathway Camp last week. “Pretty excited a bit nervous but pretty happy to representing my culture and New South Wales.” The team will take on the Queensland Murri Under-16s in February. “It’s kind of like State of Origin – hope we beat Queensland, it’ll be good to beat them.”

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