MOREE’S CAMERON HAMMOND TO STEP BACK INTO THE RING

Moree's Cameron Hammond is preparing to pull on the gloves after a long absence from boxing. The former Olympian's last bout was in November 2016 against Kris George, a fight where Hammond came off second ...
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NORTH WEST REGION WELL REPRESENTED AT AHL TOURNAMENT

The north west will be well represented at this year's Australian Hockey League tournament, with a raft of men and women selected for respective New South Wales sides. Armidale's Georgie Morgan will join Tamworth's Alice ...
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ARMIDALE RAMS AIMING TO BRIDGE TOP FOUR GAP IN GROUP 19

They sit just outside the top four in Group 19 rugby league,  gap the Armidale Rams will be aiming to bridge tomorrow afternoon. Their opponents being the Glen Innes Magpies, a team in red-hot form ...
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OVERHAUL TO GROUP 4 RUGBY LEAGUE FUNCTIONING WELL DESPITE EARLY CRITICISM

The goal posts of Group 4 rugby league shifted last year, causing plenty of upheaval. However changes in the competition structure appear to be functioning well according to Chairman, Ray McMcoy, as clubs come together ...
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TAS TO HOST SYDNEY BOYS’ HIGH IN MULTI-SPORT EVENT

It'll be a case of City versus Country this weekend, when around 150 students from Sydney Boys' High venture up the New England Highway to The Armidale School. Now in its seventh year, the two ...
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TAMWORTH’S CHRIS HERDEN CLAIMS FIRST AUSTRALIAN OPEN LAWN BOWLS TITLE

Tamworth now has a new national lawn bowling champion, with Chris Herden taking out yesterday's Australian Open pairs title at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast. Herden partnered fellow New South Welshman Carl Healey, with the ...
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JUNIOR AFL PLAYERS TO HIT TAMOWRTH’S NO.1. OVAL FOR GALA DAY

Junior AFL players from across the region will hit Tamworth's No.1. Oval on Sunday for an Aussie Rules gala day, with teams travelling from as far as Moree and Inverell to take part. Players in ...
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TAMWORTH WOMEN’S THUNDERBOLTS OUT FOR REDEMPTION AGAINST WAGGA WAGGA

The Tamworth women's Thunderbolts side heads to the Riverina tomorrow, as they take the court against Wagga Wagga. The two sides already have history this season, with the Blaze beating the Bolts by just seven ...
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NORTH WEST AFL REPRESENTATIVE SIDES PRIMED FOR NORTH COAST TRIP

The North West men's and women's AFL representative sides will face North Coast this Saturday, as the season proper comes to a halt. The Coffs Harbour destination will see a women's squad of 21 players ...
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STATE HONOURS ON THE LINE FOR TAMWORTH HOCKEY PLAYERS

Tamworth Hockey Association is proving its worth at a state level, with several players in contention for the under-21 New South Wales teams. Seven players have been named in the wider squad - two players ...
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UNE LIONS HEAD TO QLD FOR PRE SEASON TOURNAMENT

With just two months until the National Universities Rugby Sevens season the U-N-E Lions will have a chance to stretch their legs across the border this weekend. A pre-season squad has been named for the ...
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BOLTS READY TO STRIKE IN PORT MACQUARIE

The Tamworth Thunderbolts say they're quietly confident heading into round 14 of the Waratah Basketball League. The Bolts have only lost one game this season - they're hoping that streak continues when they meet Port ...
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DAVIS OUT AFTER TRAINING CRASH

Tamworth BMX star Jack Davis will head to Sydney for specialist treatment following a nasty crash during training last week. It's the third concussion the 16-year-old has suffered in 9-months - the accident forcing him ...
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TAMWORTH KANGAROOS GROUND EAGLES TO REMAIN ON TRACK FOR SEMI-FINALS

To North West AFL and the Inverell Saints marched over the top of the Gunnedah Bulldogs on Saturday, while the Tamworth Kangaroos had a field-day over the Narrabri Eagles. The Roos led 53 to 16 ...
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TAMWORTH CYCLE CLUB GRANTED $10,000 FOR SEPTEMBER FESTIVAL

A win for cycling in the region today with the New South Wales Government handing over $10,000 to the Tamworth Cycling Club. The grant will fund the club's first Festival of Cycling, which was launched ...
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SAM HILL CLAIMS 2018 GUNNEDAH TO TAMWORTH SCRATCH RACE

It was 106-kilometres of hard-yakka, with an early race incident even seeing a hold up in proceedings. The Gunnedah to Tamworth scratch cycling race eventually run and won by Newcastle's Sam Hill, in conditions that ...
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ROBB COLLEGE DEFEATS ARMIDALE BLUES IN SECOND-HALF FIGHTBACK

They're the top two teams in the New England competition, with yesterday's match showing exactly why. A spectacle on ground between the Armidale Blues and Robb College, a game that's now evolved into the club's ...
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NORTH TAMWORTH BEARS OUTCLASS COWBOYS ON OLD BOYS DAY

Werris Creek got the better of the Kangaroos yesterday in Group 4 rugby league, as the Roosters demolished the Narrabri Blues. The reigning premiers proved too slick for the Cowboys overnight, wanting to prove themselves ...
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2018 COUNTRY CAPITAL CUP ATTRACTS ALMOST 700 GYMNASTS TO TAMWORTH

It's a competition that's come on in leaps and bounds for the Tamworth Gymnastics Club. A two-day event that's seen an increase of 200 competitors on last year's carnival, with 2018 even drawing interest internationally ...
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COUNTRY NSW WELL REPRESENTED IN JAPAN AT RUGBY FESTIVAL

Country New South Wales will be well represented in Japan over the weekend, with Glen Innes' Alex Newsome, Tamworth's Paddy Ryan and Quirindi's Sam Carter all suiting-up for their respective Super Rugby teams. With the ...
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MOUNTAIN BIKERS TO HIT MOUNT BORAH FOR TRIAL-STAR ENDURO SERIES

Mountain bikers from across the region will make tracks to Mount Borah this weekend, for round five of the Trial-star Enduro Series. Starting tomorrow, the two-day event will consist of four stages, and is considered ...
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NEW ENGLAND NOMADS TRAVELLING STRONG DESPITE OFF-FIELD CHALLENGES

There's the contest on-field, then there's other challenges that confront the New England Nomads. With two forfeits already this season, the university holidays continue to present problems for the Nomads ...
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ARMIDALE BLUES AND ROBB COLLEGE MEET IN TOP OF THE TABLE CLASH

It's been a transformation that now has the Armidale Blues leading the pack in the New England. A position they'll endeavour to maintain, when they host Robb College at the club's annual 'Soldier On' charity ...
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TAMWORTH KANGAROOS OUT TO CONSOLIDATE TOP FOUR SPOT

The Tamworth Kangaroos currently sit in fourth spot in the North West AFL comp. The side is hoping to jump up the ladder this weekend, as they take on the Narrabri Eagles on home turf ...
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INDIGENOUS MALES REWARDED AT SCHOOL THROUGH THE ENTICEMENT OF SPORT

It's an initiative launched by the Clontarf Foundation, where Indigenous males are rewarded through the enticement of sport. A holistic approach that's been headed-up by a former Australian Kangaroos hardman ...
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PLAYER INTEREST SKY HIGH FOR A SPOT IN UNE SEVENS SQUAD

The University of New England is hoping to improve on last year's bottom of the ladder result in the Uni Rugby Sevens Series. Coach Tom Bower says he's excited with the number of players who ...
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CYCLISTS PREPARE FOR WEEKEND’S DOUBLE HEADER

It will be a big weekend of cycling in the North West, with hundreds expected to compete in two major road races. The Keegan Downes Memorial will kick off on Saturday in Coonabarabran, followed by ...
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SCHMUDE NAMED AUSSIE TEAM MANAGER FOR UNI WORLD GAMES

The University of New England's David Schmude is set to play a major role at next year's Word University Games in Italy. The Director of UNE Life was recently elected as the chair of Uni ...
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LOCAL BULL RIDER HELPS AUSSIE TEAM TO SILVER AT PBR GLOBAL CUP

Upper Horton bull rider Troy Wilkinson has helped the Australian team to second place in the second leg of the inaugural Professional Bull Riders Global Cup in Sydney. Wilkinson claimed 82-points in round one - ...
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ROBB BEATS ALBIES IN NAIL BITING CLASH

Robb College has fought back from a 17-point half-time deficit to beat rivals St Alberts in the New England Rugby Union. It came down to the wire...a converted try in the final minute saw Robb ...
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