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Luke started working with NBN Television in late 2017, having returned to the Hunter Valley after spending 18-months working in Sydney. He graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Communications, majoring in Journalism.

NEGS AND CALROSSY STUDENTS SHOWCASE RUGBY SKILLS AT SFS

Students from the New England Girls’ School and Calrossy Anglican School were treated to an unforgettable experience on Saturday night, when they got the chance to showcase their rugby skills at the Sydney Football Stadium. The two girls’ teams went head-to-head in a seven-a-side match, played during half-time of the New South Wales Waratahs versus ACT Brumbies Super Rugby game. On the grandest of stages, NEGS defeated Calrossy five-nill in front of a large crowd, with Tilly McCarroll scoring a breakaway try to seal the game. PLEASE NOTE: AUDIO UNAVAILABLE  

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TAMWORTH THUNDERBOLTS MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SIDES SUFFER RESPECTIVE LOSSES

The Tamworth Thunderbolts men’s side suffered a rare setback on the weekend, with the Newcastle Hunters pulling-off an upset win. Chris Skilton top scored for the Bolts, shooting 14 points for the match, in the team’s second loss of the season. Meanwhile, the results didn’t get any better for the women’s Thunderbolts, as they hosted Shoalhaven yesterday. The homeside trailed by seven at the end of the first quarter, before that blew-out to 15 at the main break. Bronte Chillingworth leading the way for the Bolts, shooting 19 points for the match. PLEASE NOTE: AUDIO UNAVAILABLE  

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STATE SINGLES FINALS WRAP-UP AT WEST TAMWORTH CLUB

The state singles finals wrapped-up yesterday at West Tamworth, with Graham Pennell claiming the opens title, with a 31 to 25 victory over Narrabri’s Cameron Yates. 16-year-old Gunnedah bowler Taylor Cameron took out the president’s reserve, defeating Brett Preston from South Tamworth 31 to 27. Meanwhile, Scott Franklin from Lightning Ridge won the seniors. PLEASE NOTE: AUDIO UNAVAILABLE  

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TAMWORTH’S STACEY PORTER TO LEAD AUSTRALIAN SOFTBALL TEAM IN JAPAN

Tamworth softball sensation Stacey Porter will head to Japan at the end of the month, where she’ll captain Australia at the Women’s World Championships. Now in its 16th year, the tournament will see 16 countries compete across 10-days, with defending champions the USA the outright favourites. Porter stands to add further caps to her already decorated career, having become the second athlete to play 400 games for the Australia women’s national softball team earlier this year. Newcastle’s Natalie Ward tops the list with 429 games for her country. PLEASE NOTE: AUDIO UNAVAILABLE  

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TAS STUDENTS RETURN HOME FROM SUCCESSFUL NEW ZEALAND RUGBY TOUR

Students from The Armidale School have just returned from a rugby development tour of New Zealand. Over 11 days, they received specialised training from elite coaches and also played a series of matches. Their most significant win came over Christchurch Boys’ High, a school regarded as a rugby nursery. The TAS opens team downing the boys from Canterbury 33-points-to-20, with the school producing 46 All Blacks. The Armidale contingent also sat down for a meal with All Blacks captain Sam Whitelock. PLEASE NOTE: AUDIO UNAVAILABLE  

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