Dubbo To Unveil New Clubhouse At Country Championships

first_imgIt’s been a real team effort to get the clubhouse to completion, with plenty of hard work from DTA’s committee as well as Dubbo City Council and many members of the Touch Football community, who have pitched in to help their Association get their clubhouse ready in time for this weekend’s 81 team event.  Also there to lend a helping hand has been the Tooheys New Crew, led by Rugby League personality, Paul Harragon, who are a team of tradesmen doing favours for local communities. DTA’s Referee Coordinator, Emma Webster, says that the committee decided that it really needed to get serious about the development of the clubhouse three years ago, with their development application being approved in March 2010. While building a clubhouse is an expensive exercise, DTA was lucky enough to hear back from the Tooheys New Crew earlier this year, which really started the wheels in motion, as Webster explains. “It was a $400,000 job and we only had saved less than half of the money and we started applying for funding through different bodies and we didn’t get it. Then one of our members was out one night and noticed a coaster at the pub and it said ‘do you want Tooheys New to do your community or club a favour?’ and she put that in her handbag and then the next morning she emailed off an Expression of Interest to say we were interested and because we had everything together and were really getting serious about it and had all of our facts and good details about our club, we were able to turn that around fairly quickly,” Webster said. “I think it was about nine months from when she emailed off the enquiry to when they got back to us and said ‘congratulations you are our project’. That gave us 82 days to get all of the design and construction documentation organised, get the construction certificate organised through Council and build the facility to be ready for Country Champs this year.”The Dubbo community, especially DTA’s members, have really gotten behind the construction of the clubhouse, with plenty of support and assistance provided over the past three months. Prior to the finishing touches being made to the clubhouse this Thursday and Friday, five working bees have taken place over the past couple of months, with over 130 people doing their bit to help out. “It’s been absolutely an enormous club effort. It’s just been fantastic and we’ve had a lot of tradesmen that are players come along and do a day’s labour for free. It looks like we’ll be able to get the construction done certainly under $300,000, when it was really costed as a $400,000 project because of the incredible volunteer effort and also the tradesmen that have been involved in Touch either currently or in the past giving us good deals.” “We employed a construction supervisor through the Council and he actually played in the very first season of Touch in Dubbo and was actually sent off in the first season, the first player to ever get sent off in Dubbo Touch, but he has now redeemed himself by building the clubhouse!” Webster said. It’s been an exciting time for DTA, with plenty of great achievements on and off the field, including winning the New South Wales Touch Association Affiliate of the Year at the 2011 Blues Dinner, while President Neil Webster was recognised earlier this year, receiving the City’s 2012 Service to Sport award. There has been plenty of excitement from DTA’s members in the lead up to the opening of the clubhouse this weekend due to the quick transformation of the venue. Webster says that while the Association has survived in the past without the clubhouse, it will provide a big boost to the community.  “It’s very exciting as it is all happening so quickly and while that makes it a bit special I think it’s the only way to do this kind of thing because if not it would be dragging on over a year.”“Every night at Touch because you can see it from our current grounds, everyone is saying ‘the clubhouse looks so different to last week’ because the bricklayers finished with seven days to go so you really notice the difference all the time. This time last week there were no concrete paths and now they are in there and they’ve started paving and all the outdoor electrical lights and stuff like that, so it’s starting to look like it’s getting finished.”“I think it’s really symbolic of the energy of the current committees and committees gone by too but we’ve certainly been making great ground with our member base. It is the first time in this Country Champs that we’ve had Dubbo teams in Men’s, Mixed and Women’s Open so we are fielding three Open teams. We’ve usually always been able to field one or the other but never all three and that’s just awesome. That’s the first time that I can remember that we’ve been able to do that. I just think that there’s a lot of momentum and Touch is really going forward and I think the clubhouse is really symbolic of that achievement and it’s the next step forward.”Stay tuned to the website for more details about the DTA clubhouse as well as the 2012 New South Wales Country Championships.last_img read more

2017 Australian Masters Games

first_imgThe Australian Masters Games is a biennial sporting event that is regarded as one of the premier and largest participation sporting events on the Australian sporting landscape. In 2017 the 16th edition of the Games will be hosted in Tasmania from Saturday 21st to Saturday 28th October.Touch Football will be amongst the biggest of the 40+ sports on offer at the games and is expected to attract over 6,000 participants for the week-long sporting and social program.Early Bird entries for the 16th Australian Masters Games close on Friday 11 August. Take this opportunity to enjoy the discounted Games entry of $99*.Your Games entry provides you with a number of goodies including kit bag, drink bottle, access to the Opening Ceremony in conjunction with the Devonport Food and Wine Festival, discounts to businesses throughout Tasmania’s North West, medical services and more.As well as an extensive sporting schedule, the Games will also comprise of a variety of social events throughout the week, providing a festival atmosphere for both competitors, visitors and the local community.Enter now at www.AustralianMastersGames.com for a week to remember.Touch Football Competition Details:DATES: Wednesday 25 – Saturday 28 October 2017VENUE: Meercroft Park, DevonportAGE: Men 30+, Women 27+If you need help booking accommodation for your team please call the Tourism Information Hotline on 1800 649 514.* Please note: a $9.00 service fee is payable per person at the time of submitting your registration, plus a sport specific entry fee. Further details available in the Games Entry Terms & Conditions.last_img read more

6 days agoNewcastle defender Dummett confident Longstaff will pen new terms

first_imgNewcastle defender Dummett confident Longstaff will pen new termsby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United defender Paul Dummett is confident Matty Longstaff will pen new terms.Longstaff is now in talks over a six-year deal following his dream debut.Dummett said: “He’ll probably have the same thing that happened to me.“I signed the contract quite soon after that game and the club will be looking to tie him down as quickly as they can — because they know how much of an asset he can be.“He fully deserves that. So hopefully they can agree on something and we can have him here for a long time.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Son Heungmin apologises to South Korea teammates

first_imgSon Heung-min believes that his failure to register a shot on target makes South Korea’s 1-0 defeat against Sweden in their World Cup opener “his fault” and has now apologised to his teammatesThe Taegeuk Warriors had a disappointing game at the Nizhny Novgorod on Monday with their closest chance to scoring was when Hwang Hee-chan headed wastefully wide in the closing moments.After a short delay on deciding whether Kim Min-woo’s foul on Viktor Claesson was indeed a penalty call through the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), Andreas Granqvist stepped up and scored the only goal of the game for Sweden after the referee decided that it was indeed a penalty.Throughout the encounter, South Korea struggled to test the Sweden defence with Son taking full responsibility for their ineffectiveness in front of goal.“I’m still disappointed about my performance and feel very, very sorry for my teammates because if we don’t score, it’s my fault, because I need to take the responsibility,” said the 25-year-old, as quoted by The Independent.Victor Lindelof, SwedenEuro 2020 qualifiers round up from group F George Patchias – September 6, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group F saw Scandinavian neighbours Sweden and Norway keep the race for the groups second automatic qualifying spot alive.Spain had already…Son compared the different roles he has at both South Korea and Tottenham.“Of course it is a bit different, because when I play at Tottenham, every player is one of the best players,” he said.“Sometimes, when I play for South Korea, I need to give the pass to the other players and sometimes, it is a bit different than Tottenham.”South Korea will next face Mexico on Saturday at the Rostov-on-Don.last_img read more

Alexis Sanchez trains with Manchester United in UCLA

first_imgAlexis Sanchez has trained with his Manchester United team-mates in the USA for the first time, after landing in Los Angeles following his visa issues.The former Arsenal player had previously been busy working with one of the fitness coaches at the Aon Training Complex, but he is expected to play a part in Sunday’s friendly match against San Jose Earthquakes.United legend Denis Irwin revealed his admiration for the player in an interview saying “His arrival is a boost for the squad, and this pre-season training will be good for him,” “Alexis came to the club in January, and he knows the Premier League, but this is a chance to get his team-mates even better. You can’t beat pre-season!“Don’t forget he has been working at the Aon Training Complex as well, so he is not rusty, he is up to speed, and that leads me to think he will play a part against San Jose Earthquakes..@Alexis_Sanchez arrives at training – welcome to LA! ??? #MUTOUR #MUFC pic.twitter.com/fYprbiSpyoharry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 21, 2018Mourinho had already suggested Alexis will appear against San Jose Earthquakes in Santa Clara, telling MUTV: When he lands, he has to play, because he trained with us for five days before we departed to LA and we left one fitness coach behind with him. Of course, it is individual training but, when he arrives, he has to play. If he is coming, he has to play.”Jose Mourinho’s men face San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday ahead of International Champions Cup matches against AC Milan, Liverpool, and Real Madrid, rounding off pre-season against Bayern Munich.United will then kick off the 2018-19 Premier League season with a home game against Leicester City on August 10.last_img read more

Messi will not be joining Ronaldo in Italy says Inter vicepresident

first_imgLionel Messi will not be joining his long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo in the Serie A for the foreseeable future, says Inter Milan vice-president Javier ZanettiThe Barcelona superstar has been linked with a sensational move to Inter for next summer following comments made the club’s principal shirt sponsor Pirelli.The Italian tyre supplier’s CEO, Marco Tronchetti Provera, recently revealed his hope that the club’s owners Suing will make their move soon.“I hope that Suning, once Financial Fair Play will allow it, can make a huge signing. Messi? How can you say no to Messi?” he said earlier this week.But Zanetti has now quashed all rumours linking Inter with a potential move for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.“It’s crazy,” said the Argentine, according to ESPN.“It’s devoid of any truth that we’re going to ask for Messi.”? | Go back over #SUFCInter with our photo gallery? https://t.co/AYLsh9OQlB#InterOnTour #InterPreSeason #ForzaInter ⚫️? pic.twitter.com/fxVa5WiSSr— Inter (@Inter_en) July 24, 2018Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.Inter already have two very capable strikers in Lautaro Martinez and captain Mauro Icardi, although the latter has been linked with a move away from the San Siro this summer.But Zanetti instead intends to offer Icardi a new contract within the next few weeks.“Icardi’s staying, and as soon as the transfer window closes, we’re going to sit down with him to discuss a renewal,” Zanetti said.“He’s a real captain. He started preseason training a day early and has been there to welcome all of the new arrivals. He’s the first to introduce them to what Inter is all about. He’s a great, great professional. He’s been Inter’s captain for two years and he behaves like a captain. He’s not going to Real Madrid.”The arrival of Argentine attacker Martinez from Racing Avellaneda this summer is something that has greatly pleased Zanetti.Inter’s new no.10 had been linked with both Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid.“As soon as we realised he had not definitely signed for Atletico, we took this opportunity immediately,” Zanetti said.“Lautaro is definitely a player who can do well in Europe.”last_img read more

Arthur prays that Neymar can return to FC Barcelona

first_imgBrazilian midfielder Arthur, revealed that he is praying hard to get Neymar back as an FC Barcelona player in the not so distant future.It was just recently revealed that Neymar is desperately pushing forward the plan of making his shocking return to FC Barcelona from PSG, he is not the only one doing everything in his power to do it as compatriot Arthur is also praying for this to happen.The former Palmeiras midfielder has Neymar as a very good friend, and recently revealed that he would love it if both players could share a dressing room at club level.Arthur Melo is considered one of the biggest revelations at FC Barcelona this season, his contribution to the squad could be one of the most alluring factors that could pull Neymar back to the Catalan club.But the midfielder understands how busy the PSG star’s life is, he knows that getting him back on the Barcelona train will be very difficult.“I personally am praying for him to come because he is a superstar, it is indisputable,” Arthur told Mundo Deportivo.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“I think that the more great players the team has, the better.”“Personally, I’m doing a lot of work to get him back, but he has his life, he knows what he’s doing and I do not know how deep those negotiations are, if there are options for him to come or not.”“But he is a personal friend and a professional that I admire a lot and would be very happy if he could come back here,” he added.Arthur: I’m praying Neymar comes to Barcelona 🙏 pic.twitter.com/nnR0yOgIR1— Goal Singapore (@Goal_SG) December 26, 2018last_img read more

Borough Opens Sign Ups For Invocation

first_imgThe resolution to amend the invocation policy passed in a 7-2 vote at the assembly meeting on November 20. Ogle: “We have 12 assigned invocation spots throughout the year and we have eight that remain to be assigned. Those spots are open.” The borough has been wrestling with the invocation policy since August 2016 when an invocation invoking the name of Satan was given during an assembly meeting. Residents who are interested can sign up for invocations through the borough clerk. and according to Ogle will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis.center_img Assemblywoman Kelly Cooper: “We’re supposed to understand what other people believe and be mindful of what they believe, just like we expect them to me mindful of our beliefs.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted to broaden the scope of eligible invocation providers to better reflect the diversity of beliefs in the borough, and according to Assembly President Wayne Ogle that starts now.last_img read more

People on the Move 080609

first_imgFader Media has appointed Angela Williams to the newly-created position of advertising director. Previously, Williams served as an account manager at About.com and CondéNet, and most recently served at Stereogum/BuzzMedia.Deborah Needleman was named editor-in-chief of WSJ. magazine, replacing founding editor Tina Goudin, who recently signed on to write a monthly column for the magazine published by Wall Street Journal Europe. Formerly, Needleman served as founding editor of Condé Nast’s shuttered Domino magazine. New York magazine appointed Jennifer Miller as photography director. Miller most recently served as photography director at Cosmopolitan.Harper’s Magazine acting editor Ellen Rosenbush was officially named editor, replacing Roger Hodge. Before stepping up as acting editor earlier this year, Rosenbush served managing editor, a title she held since 1989. Consumer health and wellness publisher MediZine promoted Michael Cunnion CEO, succeeding co-founder Traver Hutchins, who is transitioning to chairman. Previously, Cunnion served as president.Jeff Ditmire was named director of strategic partnerships at M Magazine, which also promoted vice president of global partnerships Valarie Anderson to vice president and group publisher. Ex-Hollywood Reporter marketing director Vicki Robles was named West Coast executive director of the T.J. Martell Foundation, which funds innovative medical research to help find cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS.Content management and advertising systems firm Atex promoted Alan Reardon to CEO. Previously, Reardon served as COO.last_img read more

Avengers Endgame 4K Bluray hits stores today for 30

first_img See the best Marvel Avengers cosplay from San Diego Comic-Con 2019 AVENGERS ASSEMBLE! Bring home Marvel Studios’ @Avengers: Endgame on Digital July 30 and Blu-ray August 13: https://t.co/6wVet96bw0 pic.twitter.com/luboLlLCvL— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) June 26, 2019 Share your voice Comments Now playing: Watch this: 30 Photos TVs Blu-ray Players Media Streamers TV and Movies Avengers: Endgame could have been very different Amazon Fire TV Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of merchandise featured on this page.   Getting a disc or digital version with the directors’ commentary and deleted scenes will shed some new light on the movie, even for hardcore Marvel fans.  See Avengers: Endgame (plus bonus features) at AmazonAlso notable for the home release is that Endgame is one of the first movies to support Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos on the Movies Anywhere service — at least when viewed on 4K-capable Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast and Android TV hardware on compatible 4K TVs. Those premium HDR video and surround audio features will also be retroactively added to some previous 4K Movies Anywhere releases throughout the summer and fall. See Avengers: Endgame in 4K HDR at Movies AnywhereBefore you plunk down more cash to see it again, however, keep in mind it’s also slated to hit the Disney Plus streaming service on Dec. 11. That online channel arrives in November and will cost $7 per month. Avengers: Endgame takes disc form today. Marvel Studios The humble Blu-ray disc hasn’t been Thanos’d yet. Avengers: Endgame, the biggest movie in the world, hit stores today on Blu-ray, UHD 4K and DVD, joined by a handful of older Marvel films.Avengers: Endgame is now available at most outlets for $22.99 (1080p), $29.99 (UHD 4K Blu-ray). Best Buy has an exclusive SteelBook version for $34.99 — basically, a fancy case — while Target has a version with an exclusive book — Avengers Initiative: The First 10 Years — for the same price.The release of Endgame is accompanied by five other remastered Marvel titles on UHD 4K Blu-ray — Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, Thor, and Thor: The Dark World — with more expected soon.See Avengers: Endgame SteelBook Edition at Best BuyThe $20 digital version of Endgame was released earlier this month on sites such as Amazon, iTunes and Vudu. In July, Endgame surpassed Avatar as the highest-grossing movie of all time, thanks in part to a theatrical re-release in recent weeks that included a post-credits scene and Stan Lee tribute. Marvel Thor Amazon Iron Man 3 News • Apple Music is now available on Amazon Fire TV Review • Amazon Fire TV: Affordable Alexa-infused 4K streaming Tags 2:00last_img read more