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TAMWORTH MUAY THAI FIGHTER BEN BURRAGE SUFFERS POINTS DEFEAT IN THAILAND

Thailand has become a home-away-from-home for Tamworth’s Ben Burrage; a place where he’s been able to show off and hone his skills as a Muay Thai fighter. The world champion suffered a defeat during his latest stint in the country, beaten on a points decision. His focus now turns to bringing a world title fight to Tamworth early next year. PLEASE NOTE: AUDIO UNAVAILABLE.  

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WEST TAMWORTH TENNIS CLUB KICKS-OFF SUMMER OF TENNIS WITH GALA DAY

West Tamworth Tennis Club has opened its doors to kick off the summer of tennis. Players of all ages and abilities were welcome to take part in a free gala day, and there was plenty of colour, as participants dressed up as their favourite tennis player. For the more daring, there were cardio-tennis sessions, and players could also test their hitting speed, through the serve radar. PLEASE NOTE: AUDIO UNAVAILABLE.  

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INVERELL’S RHIANNON BYERS MAKES DREAM DEBUT FOR AUSSIE RUGBY SEVENS TEAM

It’s been an incredible weekend for rugby star Rhiannon Byers. The Inverell player debuted for the Australian Women’s Pearls in Fiji. Competing in the Oceania Sevens Championships, the Aussies met arch-rivals New Zealand in the final. A convincing win over Fiji in the semi-final saw the Pearls advance to the decider, where they skipped-out to a 14-nil lead. That was before New Zealand rallied, but the Aussies hung on to win by four points. PLEASE NOTE: SOME AUDIO UNAVAILABLE.    

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LOCAL HOCKEY TALENT NAMED IN STATE SQUADS

The New England-North West will be well represented  at next year’s Under 13’s Indoor Hockey State Championships. Four locals were named in the squad today – Elliott Clarke, Sam Griffith and Benjamin O’Connor will star in the boys Lions side. While Pip Constable will represent the New England in the Lions girls. They’ll travel to Goulburn for the competition in January. NOTE: VISION ONLY

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