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TAMWORTH BULL-RIDERS TO LINE-UP AT PBR FINALS IN TOWNSVILLE

It’s the biggest PBR event of the year Down Under, an occasion two Tamworth bull-riders don’t intend on passing-up. Following on from last weekend’s Iron Cowboy event at AELEC, Tamworth’s Ethan Watts and Lachie Slade have booked their tickets to the PBR grand final in Townsville. For Slade, there’s a further incentive this weekend beyond the big bucks on offer; he’s second in the race for the PBR Rookie of the Year title. 22 riders are currently battling for the 2018 PBR Australia National Champion title. PLEASE NOTE: SOME AUDIO UNAVAILABLE.  

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NATIONALS WATERSKIING COMPETITIONS WILL STILL GO AHEAD IN MOREE

The Australian Junior Masters and National Waterskiing Championships will go ahead in Moree early next year. The announcement follows a wave of uncertainty with the dry conditions posing problems in keeping the lakes full and ready for such large-scale competitions. Moree Plains Shire Council has approved a change in the management agreement – allowing the Moree Water Ski Club to stop pumping into the third lake to see that water keep the other two full. A change in depth requirements was also approved – still in line with national guidelines. NOTE: VISION ONLY

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STAR POINT SCORER APPOINTED HEAD COACH OF NARRABRI BLUES

The Narrabri Blues have appointed a new head coach for 2019. Brenton Cochrane is no stranger to the club, having been a part of the first grade side for the past two seasons. A dominating force on the field, Cochrane has consistently proven his point-scoring abilities. This year, he still took the title of the club’s top try-scorer despite playing half the season with an injury. The new head coach plans to focus his energies on attracting juniors to the club and leading Narrabri to a premiership win. Cochrane is confident the Blues will field four teams next year. NOTE: VISION ONLY

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BRAD ANTONIOU WINS 2018 TAMWORTH SPORTING CAR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

The Tamworth Sporting Car Club season wrapped-up yesterday, with Kees Van Der Horst winning the last ‘lapdash’ of the year at Tamworth’s Oakburn Park. The South African driver finishing ahead of Gundy Hunt. The season’s big honours went to Brad Antoniou, who claimed the overall 2018 championship in his Mazda RX-8 Meanwhile, Laurie Pascoe was lucky to escape the day unscathed, when he rolled his car. PLEASE NOTE: AUDIO UNAVAILABLE.  

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