BURNING RUBBER RETURNS

Tamworth Sporting Car Club's Lap Dash season got underway at Oakburn Park yesterday. Rod Hope posting the fastest time, getting around the track in under 40 seconds ...
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GUNNEDAH PREPARING FOR REPRESENTATIVE NETBALL SEASON

Gunnedah netball held its final trial for 20-17 representative teams this morning. With junior teams looking strong, the committee is now hoping more seniors will register for the State Championships in June ...
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REBELS AND TINGHA SHINE IN WEEK TWO

The Rebels remain undefeated, following round two of the North West Women's Rugby League. The side's speed too much for the previously second-ranked Armidale Rams ...
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FORMER KOOKABURRAS FEATURING IN NEWCASTLE’S PLANS

Three former Central North rugby union representatives will star for a rival at this year's Country Championships in Port Macquarie. After playing for Walcha last year, centre Soni Halanukonuka was signed by Newcastle club Hamilton, ...
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ACADEMY SQUADS LEARN FROM EACH OTHER

Three regional hockey academies are in Tamworth for the weekend, for two days of intense training and matches. In a special treat - players were also given the opportunity to learn from a home grown ...
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JENNER TAKES NEXT STEP IN CYCLING CAREER

Cyclist Sam Jenner's strong start to 20-17 has been rewarded, with the Armidale local signing a deal with the Mitchelton-Scott team for the Continental season. It's a development squad for Australia's World Tour team. The ...
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ARMIDALE DEFENDER SELECTED FOR NSW

Charlotte Raleigh has become the first Armidale netballer to be picked in a New South Wales team. A project player last year, she's worked tirelessly in the off season, to demand selection ...
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SURF REPORT: FEBRUARY 17, 2017

There's not going to be much swell ahead of the change, with strong north easterly sea breezes on Saturday. The change will move through late Saturday, continuing north overnight into Sunday. The swell will increase ...
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WEATHER: HOT AND STORMY AHEAD OF STRONG CHANGE

The strongest change of the season is approaching and the pre-frontal trough has already started to fire up storms across the region. The first wave of storms will move through tonight, clearing to the north ...
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LIONS PREPARING NATIONAL PROGRAM

Trials for the University of New England womens national sevens rugby union team are set to be held in Armidale next month. Coach Tom Bower hopes to see talent come from all different sports, to ...
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CHANGES AHEAD FOR TAMWORTH FOOTBALL

Tamworth District Football has called a special meeting next month, to decide the future direction of the sport. The organisation is considering disbanding, and handing the reins to Northern Inland Football ...
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GROUP 4’S FINANCES SECURED

Group 4 rugby league will be in a stronger financial position this year, after two new major sponsors agreed to terms for the season. Gunnedah's Wayne Cadman Insurance and Financial Planning and Tamworth's Super Steel, ...
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MAGPIES NEED PLAYERS AT TRAINING

The Glen Innes Magpies may be without senior mens sides for the upcoming Group 19 season. The club says it may be forced to withdraw... due to a lack a players ...
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LOCALS HELP NSW CLAIM 10TH SUCCESSIVE NATIONAL INDIGENOUS CRICKET TITLE

Two north west students have returned from Alice Springs, as National Indigenous Cricket Champions. New England Girls School student Alex Patten helped the Blues claim the title, alongside Gunnedah's Zoe Fleming ...
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WINTER SPORTS MEDALS FOR UNE STUDENTS

University of New England student Amber Arazny has won Australia's first World Universiade medal in the snowboard slopestyle event. Claiming silver last week, Arazny had the honour of being both team captain and flag bearer ...
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WEATHER: MORE HEAT BEFORE THE RAIN ARRIVES

As the latest trough dips in across the south east, the northerly winds will build further tomorrow. As the trough approaches, there will be increase afternoon storm activity inland and across the ranges tomorrow afternoon ...
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HOLLY HARRIS RIDING HER WAY TO NATIONAL TITLE

Holly Harris is staring down the barrel of her first elite women's National Mountain Bike Championship. Following victory in rounds five and six, the Armidale product needs just two more wins to claim the title ...
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STRONG INTEREST IN BEAR’S NINES COMPETITION

Meanwhile, the North Tamworth Bears say there's been strong interest in the club's inaugural rugby league nines competition. The two-day event will be held next month... in lead up to season proper in April ...
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WEATHER LATEST: HOT AIR TO RETURN

The hot air is now rebuilding in the centre due to the lack of cloud cover. The next round will not be as severe as the previous but the mercury will still hit 40 degrees ...
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GEARING UP FOR THIS YEAR’S PEDAL THE PEEL

Registrations have opened for this year's 'Pedal The Peel' Cycling Challenge. After attracting 300 entrants last year, organisers are hoping to make 20-17 the biggest event yet ...
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BENDEMEER RODEO TO BE SPLIT INTO TWO SEPARATE EVENTS

Bendemeer's annual Campdraft and Rodeo will take on a new format this year, with the committee deciding to split the two. The event has gained momentum over the past few years, with thousands now descending ...
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WEATHER: HEAT TO RETURN, BUT NOT AS SEVERE

The hot air is now rebuilding in the centre due to the lack of cloud cover. However there is plenty of cloud over the northern ranges and along the coast. Showers were hard to come ...
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ETHERIDGE LINKS UP WITH UNE

Tamworth-born rugby star Gemma Etheridge has signed up as the Ambassador for the University of New England's women's National Sevens team. The Rio gold medallist still has links to the region, with her parents based ...
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FORMER A-LEAGUE STAR RETURNS HOME

The Northern Inland Premier League is set to host a former A-League player and Olyroo for the first time this season. Troy Hearfield returning home to pull on the sky blue of Tamworth FC in ...
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MERCURY DROPS AFTER WEEKEND SCORCHER

It was cooler today as the best southerly of the year sweept across the region. The speckled cloud formation signifies the cooler air finally pulsing far enough north to flush out some of the hot ...
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BOWLING CLUBS COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT WILLOW TREE

West Tamworth lawn bowlers Bob Cummings, Ron Barnett and Mick Shelton have won today's Willow Tree Open Triples, on their own home green. But today's competition was about more than just winning ...
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INVERELL BASKETBALL MAKING GIANT STRIDES

The Tamworth Thunderbolts State League program is doing its bit to help grow basketball in the north west region. The mens side travelled to Inverell yesterday afternoon, to assess the talent available in a rapidly ...
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OLD BOYS WIN LOW-SCORING AFFAIR

Old Boys finally broke a run of three straight One Day cricket final losses, with a 16-run win last night. Four Jack Richards wickets allowing them to defend a small total ...
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PEPPERELL SHIELD GOOD TO GO

Kootingal's Pepperell Shield will return this season, for the first time in two years. Six teams have already committed to the pre-season tournament next month, and organisers are hoping for more ...
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QUIRINDI TAKES A STEP BACK

The Quirindi Grasshoppers won't be gracing the rugby league field in 2017. The club's committee made the tough decision to withdraw from the Group 21 competition, due to the team still owing money to Country ...
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