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AUSTRALIAN DEAF GAMES BOUND FOR NEWCASTLE AND LAKE MAC

There’s a new national sporting event bound for Newcastle and Lake Macquarie. Come 2022, the region will host the Australian Deaf Games… featuring more than a thousand hearing-impaired athletes. “They take their hearing aids off, and they play a game of sport, and they really enjoy the competition, the community, the connection, the friendships.” The games will also be used to show the Hunter is capable of hosting large-scale events… amid talk of a Commonwealth Games bid. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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JETS TO TRAVEL TO CHINA FOR SUPER CHAMPIONS CUP

A relatively young Jets squad is getting set to travel to China, for the Super Champions Cup starting Friday. Fresh from his dominant performance for the Magic in yesterday’s NPL clash, James Virgili will go along as a trialist. He’ll line up alongside several Jets regulars as well as some players from the youth system. The core of Ernie Merrick’s grand final side will remain in Newcastle.

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