CRICKET PREMIER LEAGUE IN THE PIPELINE

Manning Cricket Association will meet tonight to gage the support of a premier league first grade competition next season. The plan would include teams from three associations, including Hastings and Macleay, who will also hold ...
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JUNIORS TO MAKE WAVES AT STONEY PARK

Some of the country's top water skiers have been polishing their skills at Stoney Park, ahead of the Australian Junior Masters this weekend. 80 competitors will hit the water, competing across three disciplines ...
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COFFS MEN ON TRACK FOR GREAT SEASON

In Group 2 Rugby League, the Comets are keeping their playing cards close to their chest. Although a number of reserve troops are making the move to first grade ...
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MANNING FUTSAL PLAYERS GIVEN OVERSEAS OPPORTUNITY

More than a dozen young Manning futsal players have been selected to represent Australia at the end of the year. It follows the region's strong campaign at the national championships earlier this month ...
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COUNTDOWN TO SLS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

The countdown is on to the 2017 New South Wales Country Surf Life Saving Championships. More than 1500 competitors will hit South West Rocks for the second-straight year ...
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KITCHEN IN STRONG POSITION DOWN UNDER

Port Macquarie cyclist Lauren Kitchen remains in a strong position, after Stage Three of the Tour Down Under in Adelaide. The 26-year-old put in a solid effort in today's 92.4 kilometre race, finishing two of ...
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NEW COACH FOR SAWTELL’S PANTHERS

The Sawtell Panthers is the latest Group 2 club to take on a new coach for the 2017 season. Former Hay coach, Matt Wakefield, has taken up coaching duties at the Panthers and says he's ...
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NEW COACHES TO LEAD NAMBUCCA’S ROOSTERS

Long time Nambucca Roosters players, Matt Field and Alex Hull, are to jointly coach and play for their club in 2017. The pairing has the Roosters excited about their prospects for the upcoming season ...
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KITCHEN STARTS TDU INSIDE TOP 10

Port Macquarie cyclist Lauren Kitchen has started the Women's Tour Down Under in Adelaide with a 10th place finish in the first stage. The 26-year-old completed the 106 kilometre course in 2 hours and 52 ...
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ROWERS HIT THE MANNING RIVER FOR SUMMER REGATTA

Rowers from across the state have battled through sweltering conditions for the annual Summer Regatta on the Manning River. Despite the heat, there was less wind than yesterday, helping local competitors to finish on top ...
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AUSTRALIAN STAR EXCITED TO BE BACK IN COFFS

Stadium MX kicks into gear at the Coffs Harbour showgrounds on Saturday. Reigning Australian Motocross champ Dean Ferris is aiming to take out more than one title this year and return to the European circuit ...
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MANNING GIRLS KICK GOALS AT NATIONAL FUTSAL TITLES

Girls have performed well at this year's National Futsal Championships, with two Manning teams making the grand final. The defending champions in the Under 12s battled hard but eventually went down to Victoria Country. "The ...
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MID NORTH COAST RUNNER UP IN CRICKET CUP

Defending under 16s Stan Austin Cup champions, Mid North Coast, have handed over their title after going down to the Hunter in today's final. A strong bowling performance from their southern counterparts proving too much ...
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PIRATES OUTCLASS MACQUARIE

The Pirates have picked up their second win, downing Macquarie in the third round of the Hastings Twenty20 fixture. Macquarie was unable to match its opponent's target in the night match at Wayne Richards Oval ...
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JUNIOR SAILORS LEARN THE ROPES

While the racing season for sailing rests, a number of junior sailors are making the most of the Great Lakes' idyllic learning conditions. Today children aged between five and 16 hit the water - many ...
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COMETS READY FOR A RIPPER SEASON

The holiday break will soon end for the Comets, as the team begins preparations for the upcoming Group 2 rugby league season. Coaches will be putting players through their paces from next week. President Steve ...
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SURF BOATS HIT FLYNNS BEACH

Clubs will be eyeing crucial points in round eight of the North Coast Surf Boat Series this weekend. For the first time, the carnival will be held at Flynns Beach in Port Macquarie. And with ...
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ANOTHER WIN FOR MID NORTH COAST CRICKET

The Mid North Coast is off to a strong start in the Stan Austin Cricket Carnival, taking out two from two games in the Under 16s competition. Eight teams from across New South Wales are ...
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PORT TEEN HOOKS MAMMOTH BLUE MARLIN

A local teenager has reeled in a big one, on day four of the Golden Lure Fishing Tournament in Port Macquarie. The blue marlin, weighing close to 135 kilograms ...
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BRENT LIVERMORE COACHING JUNIORS AT GRAFTON

Some of the best young hockey players from across northern New South Wales and southern Queensland are in Grafton this week for a rising stars training camp. The youngsters are being coached by former Olympian ...
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WINGHAM RODEO DRAWS THOUSANDS OF SPECTATORS

Dust was flying in Wingham last night, at the town's annual Summertime Rodeo. More than 300 competitors took to the arena, with the Open Bullride ending in a three-way tie ...
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AXEMEN IN GOOD HANDS AHEAD OF 2017 SEASON

In Group 2 rugby league news, the Axemen's new multi premiership winning coach is feeling confident about his new job. Colin Speed says he's looking forward to making the most of his time at the ...
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PENRITH TAKES OUT WALTER TAYLOR SHIELD

Camden Haven has given Penrith back-to-back wins at the Walter Taylor Shield cricket titles in Armidale today. Despite a strong start by the Camden side, the under 15s got bowled out for 59. Penrith conceding ...
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A NEW CHAPTER FOR PROMISING BALLET DANCERS

Two young ballet dancers from the Manning Valley have both pirouetted into a very prestigious program. The duo now look to increase their skills this year, under the guidance of The Australian Ballet School ...
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FISHING COMP LURES A WIDE AUDIENCE

One of the region's longest running fishing competitions is on again, attracting around 500 keen anglers to Mylestom. The three day Putt Bennett Family Fishing Festival is an opportunity for old friends to get together ...
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33RD GOLDEN LURE TOURNAMENT TO BEGIN

Anglers will be looking to hook a big one, when the 33rd Golden Lure Tournament begins in Port Macquarie this weekend. 50 boats will set out this year, and organisers are confident there'll be plenty ...
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CAMP PROVIDES ALL THE RIGHT TOOLS FOR YOUNG LIFE SAVERS

The next generation of iron men and women are hitting the surf in Coffs Harbour. Some are hoping to become lifeguards - others have their sights set on becoming surf stars ...
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CUDLIN TO TAKE ON STRONG LINE-UP IN BAYLISS CLASSIC

Taree motorcyle racer Alex Cudlin has been named in an all star line-up for this month's Troy Bayliss Classic. He's one of 29 riders confirmed from Australia and America to contest the iconic title ...
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BIG RIVER ACTION

The country's up and coming wake talent has hit the Big River Holiday Park and Grafton Ski Resort these holidays. Riders like teenager, Hayden Fuller earning their wings at the popular ski spot ...
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TROY BAYLISS CLASSIC LINEUP REVEALED

The lineup for this year's Troy Bayliss Classic has been confirmed, with 29 riders signing up to hit the track on January 21. Taree locals Josh Hook and Alex Cudlin will be in the field, ...
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