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BARTON BACK AND READY FOR BEIJING

Tamworth skeet shooter, George Barton, has arrived back home from a two-week training camp in Darwin, ahead of the Olympics. The time away was to help athletes acclimatise to the hot and humid conditions they’ll compete in during the Beijing Games. Read More »

LOCAL RACING QUEEN

Kootingal’s Jessica Drury has enjoyed her first big taste of success as a jockey. The 18 year old rode three winners at last week’s rich Grafton Cup Carnival in what was her first big race meeting, and in doing so, she slowed an Australian record attempt. Read More »

THUNDERBOLTS DEFEATED

In the State League Basketball both the men’s and women’s Thunderbolt sides suffered semi finals losses over the weekend. The women were defeated by Newcastle 63-51, while McCarthur’s defence was too strong for the local men who went down by 17 points. Read More »

BEARS IN PREMIERSHIP HUNT

West Lions remain on top of the leader board following round 10 of the Group 4 rugby league competition. Cross town rival’s North Tamworth are now now firmly in the mix for the finals after beating Gunnedah 60 to 28 over the weekend. GROUP 4 LEADERBOARD West Lions 28 North Tamworth 26 Wee Waa 20 Moree 18 Gunnedah 16 Coonabarabran 14 Narabri 10 Read More »

PIRATES REMAIN UNDEFEATED

The Pirates remain on top of the Central North competition ladder after defeating Walcha in a blockbuster match. Read More »

AFL PUSH NORTH WEST EXPANSION

More than 100 juniors from Tamworth, Armidale and Inverell took part in an Auskick clinic at Tamworth Oval today. The program is being run by Northern New South Wales AFL as part of its push to expand the game into the state’s regional areas. Read More »

BLOCKBUSTER CLASH

Local Rugby Union is bracing for an epic match when the Walcha Rams host an undefeated Pirates side tomorrow. The Buchaneers are looking to keep their winning streak alive despite some last minute changes to the team’s backline. Read More »

GIFTED ATHLETES MEET

Some future track and field stars are taking part in a two day athletics development camp at Farrer College. Over eighty talented athletes from the North-West region will attend the camp which is being run by Little Athletics New South Wales and New South Wales Sport and Recreation. The camp is in its sixth year and aims to develop the skills and fitness of gifted athletes. Read More »

ARMIDALE OUT CLASS CAMBRIDGE TEAM

Sporting rivalry between Australia and England has always been spirited, and now the Northern Inland have seen first hand how physical the matches can be. A touring Cambridge University rugby league side came up against an Armidale invitational team consisting of local union and league stars who were out to impress and did the visitors no favours. Read More »

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