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New coach for Narooma

New coach for Narooma

NEW COACH: New Narooma tennis coach, Geordie McEvoy. A Narooma local, Geordie recently has been running a coaching company in Melbourne.
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NaroomaTennisClub is growing and opportunities to get involved are expanding.

We have a new coach, Geordie McEvoy. Geordie went through school here inNaroomabefore heading off to Melbourne for Uni. Whilst in Melbourne he helped run a coaching company, He is back now and a great asset to the club. Call him on 0402 278 184

Inter-School sport

Last week we hosted the PSSA inter-school challenge between Milton and Merimbula Primary Schools. Despite lots of rain on the weekend, because our courts drain really well, the day went ahead and the kids had a great day oftennis.

Tennisfor sport

Next termtenniswill be one of the sports played by theNaroomaPrimary School Stage 2 classes on Fridays. This year we will be giving away free club memberships to the most aspiring young players in each class.

Winners are grinners

Naroomahad twoteams in the last Eurobodalla Ladies Districttenniscompetition. The division 1 team were knocked out before the finals, however the division 2 team won the grand final last week, beating the Tomakin ladies 5 sets to 2. If you would like to form a team or just put your name down as a reserve, please contact Kathie. The compcurrently has 3 divisions and matches take place between clubs from Batemans Bay toNaroomaeach Thursday. It is a great day of fun and friendly rivalry, with the home teams providing lunch. Teams often travel together for away games and might stop off for a spot of retail therapy on the way home!

NaroomaClub caters to all ages and abilities.

Tennisis a great sport for people of all ages. We have people in their seventies and eightieswho still enjoy a hit and the social catch-up with friends over a cuppa.There is socialtennis happening every Monday, Tuesday, Thursdayand Friday mornings. Club activities wind up cheaper than hiring the courts privately! Next term we plan to have some young parents trained in running Community Play.This is suited for children just beginning and uses modified balls, small racquets and mini size courts.

Nighttennis

There are currently a few private groups who play at night, under lights. However we are currently collecting names for a night social competition.Please ring and list your preferred night with Peter 0427 332 011.NaroomaTenniscourts are in great condition, thanks largely to a very dedicated maintenance team of Steve Deck, Barry Pateman and Peter Stranger.

Any general inquiries: please ring Kathie (president) on 4476 8080

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Four Highlands athletes rewarded

Four Highlands athletes rewarded

Jack Howard strides strongly down field for the Bowral Kookaburras. Photo by Wendy HowardTHE Berrima District Sports Awards (BDSA) winners have been announced for April and May.
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Georgia Genner was the junior winner for April and Grace Fairall was named senior champion.

The May junior champion was Jack Howard and Sue Hearn was the month's senior winner.

The BDSA committee recognises the best junior and senior athletes in the Highlands each month over a 12-month period.

Georgia Genner was recognised for her achievements in basketball.

During April, Georgia played for the South West Sydney Academy of Sport basketball team in the 2016 NSW Clubs Academy Games.

Georgia secured a spot in the academy late last year and started 2016 as a member of the NSW Country team.

Grace Fairall won the senior champion award for her performances in gymnastics.

Grace was one of 50 people selected in the Australian team at the Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships in China in April.

Grace, with her partner Jessica Adams, represented Australia in the pairs event at the world championships in the junior section for 12 to 18-year-olds.

Fifteen countries were in contention, and Grace and her partner reached the finals to place ninth.

Jack Howard was the BDSA junior monthly award winner for May.

Sue Hearn and her horse Remmington. Photo by Franz Venhaus

Jack attended the NSW Combined Independent School's rugby league camp.

He was then selected as a shadow player of a 20-member squad to play at the Australian Schoolboys Rugby League Championships.

He is one of the growing number of local juniors who gives back to their sport by refereeing junior games.

Jack also plays hockey for Bowral Hockey Club in the division B men's team and as goalkeeper for the men's division A team.

He was also selected as the goalie for the Southern Highlands under-15s representative team that played at the state championships in May.

Sue Hearn was the senior award winner for May.

Sue boosted her chances of Olympic representation as one of the seven Australian dressage riders to contest the first of two nomination events for the Olympics.

Competing in Europe, Sue and her horse Remmington scored an impressive 68.82.

At the end of the first round, was positioned second on the ranking list for the Olympics squad.

- By Kathy Cupitt

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Look at the viewvideo

Look at the viewvideo

THE Mid-North Coast will host a marathon with a difference on September 25.
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Worth the hard work: Beach to Brother organiser Mick Maher at the top of North Brother Mountain. Photo: Ivan Sajko

Ifyou everwanted to find out what your body’sabsolutelimit is, then Beach to Brother is the event which could tick all the right boxes.

The main event involves a42-kilometre marathon run fromTown Beach whichfollows the coast down to Laurieton, but the final step is a killer.

Runners will be required torun up North Brother Mountain, but the view at the top is breathtakingand worth the hard work required.

Organiser Mick Maher said the event wasn’t thefirst of its kind nationally, but it is for theregion.

“Competitors willencounter beaches, coastal paths, more beaches,dramatic headland tracks, coffee rock, bush-trails, break wall paths that are flat, undulating, ordownright vertical,” he said.

“The coffee rock section of the beach as youapproach Lake Cathie is a killer if the tide is a little high …the higher the tide the more time youspend on the rock platform.”​

If the full marathon and then running up a mountain isn’t quite for you, there are two other options on the day.

“Having the option to conquer such a challenging hill at the end of a marathon, ora half-marathon, or a 10km run, is what raises the bar. It’s about bragging rights I suppose,” Maher said.

More than 100 registrations have been received in two weeks, with more than 80 per cent coming from areas well outside Port Macquarie.

“I’d say the biggest benefit isgetting our community out and about andshowing them places they might not have known aboutbefore,” he said.

“Areas such as the whole Grant’s Head area of stunning headlands and trails that run fromBonny Hills through to Camden Haven are amazing.

“Many locals, even runners, still haven’t ventured up theNorth Brother trail and it’s good to havean event they don’t have to drive seven hours to compete in.”

For further information head to 梧桐夜网facebook南京夜网/beachtobrother.

Early bird entries are still available for those who want tograb a bargain.

The marathon costs $110, the team-relay marathon costs $160, the halfmarathon $75, and the 10-kilometrecosts $45.

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Speedy meeting earns results

Speedy meeting earns results

APPROVAL for anewsignat Allansford’s Premier Speedway was among agenda items passed at Monday’s Warrnambool City Council meeting.
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A special meetingto approve the councillor code of conduct provoked passionate debate, but when it came to the ordinary meeting, councillors worked through the agendaquickly.

At the special meeting councillorsBrian Kelson and Peter Hulin spoke against the code, before it was passed 4-2.

The ordinary meeting thenbegan at 5.45pm and finishedat 6.13pm.

The amendment to the Warrnambool Planning Scheme for the speedway means the sporting facility canreturn its name to itsPrinces Highwayfenceline for the first time in more thana decade.The motion was moved by councillor Rob Askew and seconded by councillor Mike Neoh, before being passed unanimously.

Also passed unanimously was the Warrnambool Planning Scheme rewrite project.The council received 15 submissions regarding the amendment, which were referred to an independent panel.

Chief executive Bruce Anson noted the council officers who contributed to the rewritehad been commended by the panel.

“Council has carried out a substantial body of strategic work in conducting the planning scheme review and preparing the amendment,” the panel commented.“The work complies with the requirements of all relevant ministerial directions and planning practice notes and the process carried out by council is to be commended as one of the best examples of a thorough planning scheme review seen by the panel members.”

Cr Neoh said the planning scheme provides framework fordevelopment into the future, while councillor Rob Askew also commended the officers and said it was a very complex document.

Also approved was the City Centre Renewal Project shopfront improvement and access fund.The fund willmatchdollar-for-dollar up to $3000 for shopfront improvements and internal all abilities access.

It forms part of the council’s business support package during the renewal works.Improvements could include painting, cleaning, removal of redundant signs, repairs or maintenance,repairs or replacements to verandahs and establishment of level access within the building.

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Checking your cat for malignant cancers

Checking your cat for malignant cancers

Millie the 14-year-old domestic long-haired cat has cancer. To be more precise, she has alimentary lymphoma which is the most common form of malignant cancer seen in cats and it affects the gastrointestinal tract.
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Cats of any age can suffer from lymphoma, however middle-aged to older cats are most at risk.

Unvaccinated outdoor cats are at greater risk than indoor cats and recent studies have also shown that cats routinely exposed to tobacco smoke are at greater risk for gastrointestinal lymphoma. Millie’s owners bought her to Dr Jana’s Vet Centre with early signs of the disease which included poor appetite, weight loss, diarrhoea and vomiting.

Suspecting alimentary lymphoma, a biopsy was performed on Millie to confirm her initial diagnosis and to ensure the most effective course of treatment.Following Millie’s biopsy she commenced a course of chemotherapy that required her to be placed into isolation to prevent her from contracting other diseases whilst her immune system was vulnerable.

Although alimentary lymphoma is not a curable disease, Millie’s signs and symptoms, her quantity and quality of life have dramatically improved following her chemotherapy.

Depending on how Millie progresses she may require continuing chemotherapy for the rest of her life. As alimentary lymphoma is such a prevalent disease in cats.At Dr Jana’s Vet Centre we recommended that all cats from seven years of age undergo twice-yearly health checks to allow for early detection of this aggressive form of cancer.

Fortunately, Millie is doing well with therapy and enjoys most of her treatment in the comfort of her home.

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