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ABCRA STEPS UP FOR CHARITY

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This year’s ABCRA national junior rodeo finalists will be saddling up for a good cause at the end of the month in Tamworth. On January 21, they’ll be wearing purple to raise funds for Camp Quality. It follows last year’s charity efforts, where all dressed in pink for cancer research. (Vision not accompanied by audio.) Read More »

YOUNGER BRIGADE READY TO TAKE OVER

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Tamworth’s premier cycling team, BG-JTF, is excited about what the future holds after strong performances last season. Now it’s looking for more young blood to keep the outfit at the top for years to come. Read More »

THREE FROM FOUR FOR WEISZBACH

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An Armidale-trained horse has taken out this year’s $9,000 Wallabadah Cup. Aboard Rhodonite, the win was jockey Libby Weiszbach’s third of the day. Read More »

NORTHERN INLAND RAISING THE BAR

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The Northern Inland Premier League’s 2014 season has been labelled one of the best ever by those who run the competition. Now, Northern Inland Football is looking to ensure the standard of play continues to rise. Read More »

WALSH PREPARES FOR A NEW ROLE IN THE NEW YEAR

Rugby development officer Garry Walsh is preparing for a new role. After working with Australian Rugby Union, from January 1, he’ll move to the state branch. He hopes the restructure will result in more top rugby players coming to the bush. Read More »

WALLABADAH READY FOR ITS BIGGEST DAY OF THE YEAR

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Recent rain has Wallabadah’s race course in top condition for its annual New Year’s Day meet. Around 1,000 people are expected to line the track, for the 163rd Wallabadah Cup. Read More »

FIGHT TO THE END FOR COUNTRY SHIELD

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The mood was intense at Tamworth’s Number One oval as teams battled it out for the Country Shield title. Clarence River proved too strong for Robertson-Burrawang winning by 68 runs. Read More »

TAMWORTH BUNDLED OUT

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Returning to cricket, and a five-wicket haul from Adam Johnson has seen The Rail take out the Country Plate. While in the Shield competition, the Colts failed to progress to the final on home soil tomorrow. Read More »

UPPER HORTON DRAWS THE BEST

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Upper Horton’s annual New Years rodeo and campdraft got underway today, with the most entries in nearly a decade. More than 400 of Australia’s best competitors are fighting for the final titles available in 2014. Read More »

WET WEATHER WASHES AWAY PLATE HOPES

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Tamworth cricket faced a tough start to the day, after a teenager drove his car onto one of the pitches and got bogged overnight. Rain then forced the cancellation of the Country Plate semi finals, meaning Cootamundra and The Rail will advance to tomorrow’s decider, knocking the Blue Mountains and Wauchope out. “It’s extremely frustrating, but that’s life. The way the tournament’s worked is you’ve got seedings, and the top two seeds in a final four go through.” With the hosts facing elimination from the Country Shield if play doesn’t go ahead tomorrow, the match referee is hopeful of getting on. “We’re certainly confident of cricket being played tomorrow, based on the forecast. And also tomorrow, we’ve got the Country Shield semi finals being played here at Riverside One and Riverside Two.” (Vision accompanied by audio in part.) Read More »

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