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TERRIGAL-AVOCA CLAIM BLACK DIAMOND AFL MINOR PREMIERSHIP

Terrigal-Avoca has claimed the Black Diamond AFL minor premiership, after a 21-point win over Newcastle City. The Panthers made a fast start, and were helped by some wayward kicking in front of goal from the home side. Brandon Thomas booted four, as Terrigal-Avoca booked itself a week off. Cardiff finishes the regular season in second, ahead of City in third and Warners Bay fourth. Singleton and Killarney Vale will also play finals footy. Joined by Wyong Lakes, who prevailed in a must-win clash against Gosford.

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FINAL FOUR SET IN NEWCASTLE NETBALL

Newcastle Netball’s final four is set after Forsythes beat Nova Thunder this afternoon, ending its play-off chances. It was fourth versus fifth, and the game was close too. Playing to keep its season alive, the Thunder was strong in defence, forcing a number of turnovers… But struggled to convert at the other end. No such trouble for Forsythes, who ran out 13-point winners. They could jump BNC into third place in next week’s final round, after Souths locked down second. Wests One were far too strong for the winless Pride, and Maryville Tavern beat Wests two.

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FIFTH PLACE FINISH FOR LAKE MACQUARIE’S WILL RYAN

Will Ryan’s dream of winning a third straight 470 World Championship is over, with the Lake Macquarie sailor finishing in fifth place. Ryan and crewmate Mathew Belcher were a medal chance heading into last night’s final races in Denmark but were ultimately off the pace. There are still some locals in contention brother and sister duo Nathan and Haylee Outteridge have rocketed into the lead in the Nacra class.

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SPORTING GIANT DENIS BROAD RETIRES

And finally, a giant of the Hunter sporting community has called time on his incredible 50-year career. Today was Denis Broad’s last day as Newcastle District Bowling Association Secretary, after more than three decades. Before that, he pledged more than 24 -ears to cricket… At both a local, and state level. He says rubbing shoulders with cricket legends including Steve and Mark Waugh, and Imran Kahn are among the highlights. (audio in parts)

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10 NEW MEMBERS JOIN THE HUNTER’S SPORTING HALL OF FAME

The Hunter Region Sporting Hall of Fame, has just inducted 10 new members at a special ceremony. Headlining the group is former Blues captain Danny Buderus, Paralympic legend Kurt Fearnley and Olympic discus thrower Benn Harradine. Rowers Laura Dunn, Matthew and Tim O’Callaghan made the list, as did triathlete Brendan Sexton and footballer Lauren Colthorpe. Rounding out the group was canoe slalom competitor Ray Baxter and trampoline star, Ty Swadling. Tonight’s ceremony also celebrates the Hunter Academy of Sport’s 30th anniversary. (no audio)

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JASON DOYLE BACK ON THE BIKE IN TIME FOR SPEEDWAY GP ROUND SIX

The Hunter’s Jason Doyle has recovered from a frightening crash in Wales and will line up at this weekend’s Speedway GP event in Sweden. The world champion suffered a handful of minor fractures during this incident in round five. “One lap to go Robert Lambert up the inside. Ohhhh. Big crash. Ohhhh.” Doyle returned to racing in the Swedish League earlier this week and will be desperate for a solid result. He currently sits ninth at the halfway point of the GP season.

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