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Kate Haberfield is a senior news and sport reporter/presenter with NBN News. After studying Broadcast Journalism at Charles Sturt University, Kate worked in television and radio in Canberra and Sydney for six years before returning to her hometown of Newcastle in 2009.

THE VOLUNTEERS BEHIND LOCAL SPORT

So many kids play weekend sport through winter. But have you stopped to think about the hours, the effort and the dedication it takes to run your local club? NBN News spent some time with just one of the more than 9,000 volunteers running football clubs in our region, to learn just what it takes.

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WELL TIMED BYE WEEKEND FOR THE KNIGHTS

With Origin being on Sunday night, NRL teams have a bye this weekend – and it’s particularly good timing for the injury-ravaged Knights. They’ve actually got two byes in four weeks, meaning there’s potentially only one more game before the return of Mitchell Pearce. Nathan Brown admits the side’s lack of experienced players at the moment is hurting. “Since we’ve sort of gone through this 6 to 8 week we’ve sort of had a fair few more inexperienced players we’ve had real key parts of the game where we’ve let ourselves down ” RELATED:¬†INJURY DEPLETED KNIGHTS BEATEN BY MELBOURNE Meanwhile, Lachlan Fitzgibbon could miss two weeks after being charged over a crusher tackle.

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AUSSIES FALL SHORT OF CLAIMING PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDERS CUP

And finally, Team Australia has just missed out on claiming the second leg of the Professional Bull Riders Global Cup. Featuring three Hunter riders – Cliff and Lachlan Richardson and Cody Heffernan – the Aussies were chasing down Team Brazil on the final night in Sydney. Despite a monster ride by Nathan Burtenshaw, the green and gold team fell three quarters of a point short of keeping the trophy on home soil. The win went to the other green and gold outfit – Brazil. Note no audio

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GRESFORD’S CLIFF RICHARDSON LEADS THE WAY AT PBR

It’s a sport that’s not for everyone, but they sure do know how to create a spectacle. The world’s best cowboys in Sydney for the opening night of the Professional Bullriding Global Cup. Team Australia captain Cliff Richardson – hailing from Gresford – led the hometown charge, scoring the ride of the night on Blossom. It was Team Brazil on top of the table after night one. Competition continues tonight – the winning team will earn international bull riding bragging rights and a slice of the Australian record $750,000 prize-purse.

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JASON DOYLE MISSES THE PODIUM IN POLAND

Jason Doyle and Team Australia have just missed the podium at the Speedway of Nations in Poland. The World Champion was dominant on the final night of competition, taking out several heats. The Novocastian was at his ruthless best in Team Australia’s final heat. It wasn’t quite enough – Australia finishing fourth with Russia taking the overall win.  

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