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Nine of Tamworth’s best junior water polo players have just been selected in state development squads. Jake Mitchell and Chelsea Lehman were picked in the Under 18s, and Giaan White, Tahlia Stuart and Lara Taggart were named in the 16s. The Under 15s saw Lucy Hofman, Billie Mitchell, Mikayla Gross and Harriet Lyden earn spots. The group will have training sessions in Sydney in the coming months, with hopes of being selected in New South Wales teams competing at the Sydney Youth Festival in July. (no audio)

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Northern New South Wales Football’s most talented juniors will be pitted against each other, across two days of matches in Armidale this weekend. Part of the region’s ‘Skill Acquisition Program’, the Country Gala Days allow players to put months of training into practice. However the hosts squads may be going in a little underdone… “They’ve been doing really well. Obviously the hot weather knocked us around a little bit. We actually missed three or four training sessions so far. So, perhaps, we are a little bit behind some of the other zones.” Matches get underway at 11am at SportUNE. (vision accompanied by audio in part)

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New England Nomads Aussie Rules veteran Tom Hunt has taken over the coaching role of the club for 2017. He’s the first home grown talent to lead the team, taking over from Jed Ellis-Cluff. Last year’s competition player of the year, and leading goal kicker, Ellis-Cluff is stepping down from the senior position, as he considers moving to the coast. In 2017, the Nomads are gunning for their sixth premiership in a row. (NO AUDIO)

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