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MORRY BREEN LOSES CANCER BATTLE

The Central Coast community is mourning the death of local rugby league hero, Morry Breen. Mr Breen passed away this morning at age 82, after a battle with leukemia. He was a key player in the establishment of Wyong Leagues Club and the oval – home to the Wyong Roos – was later named in his honour. Just this year, Mr Breen was awarded an Order of Australia medal for his service to rugby league. The father-of-three had been a Central Coast resident for 55 years. (VISION ONLY)  

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VALE MORRY BREEN

The Central Coast community is mourning the death of local rugby league hero, Morry Breen. Mr Breen passed away this morning at age 82, after a battle with leukemia. He was a key player in the establishment of Wyong Leagues Club and the oval – home to the Wyong Roos – was later named in his honour. Just this year, Mr Breen was awarded an Order of Australia medal for his service to rugby league. The father-of-three had been a Central Coast resident for 55 years. (VISION ONLY)

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NORTH SHELLY THROUGH TO GROMTAG FINAL

North Shelly Boardriders have advanced to the Australian Gromtag Final, following a second place in yesterday’s Northern Beaches qualifier. The team dominated the semi, then in the final Max Leonard gave his team a solid start, followed by Wade Clements, who looked sharp on his backhand. Two National Junior champions were part of the team Molly Picklum and Joel Vaughan. While Hughie Vaughan secured the result with his final power wave. They will now return to Curl Curl in Sydney in late November, for a chance to be crowned best junior team in the country. (No audio) (Image courtesy of Gromtag)  

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MATT WILKINSON TAKEN DOWN IN QUARTERFINALS

Copacabana’s Matt Wilkinson has been toppled by Gabriel Medina in the quarterfinals of the Portugal Pro. The 29-year-old goofy-footer posted a two-wave total of 11 .03. Falling short of the Brazilian’s 16-point-6-1. The loss is a further blow for his hopes of requalifying for the world tour. (VISION ONLY)  

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UMINA TO HOST SURFBOAT SERIES OPENER

The Surfboat Series commences this weekend at Umina Beach. More than 60 crews will compete, with Ocean Beach, Avoca and MacMasters to fly the flag for the Central Coast; Several powerhouse clubs from Newcastle have also entered including Swansea, Caves and Redhead. Hawks Nest and Scotts Head will also host rounds prior to Christmas, under the new seven-round format. (Audio in parts)  

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MATT SIMON TO LEAD THE MARINERS

Newly-appointed Mariners skipper Matt Simon says he’ll be looking to former club greats that he played under, to help direct his style of leadership. And he’s been given a glowing endorsement by one of them, as the best man to lead the Central Coast forward.  

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