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NRL STARS VISIT TAMWORTH SCHOOLS

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Three NRL legends paid a visit to Tamworth schools today to talk about health, well being and education. Mario Fenech, Nathan Hindmarsh and Dean Widders stressed the importance of taking care of yourself on and off the sporting field.   Read More »

ANZAC DAY DUEL BETWEEN BEARS AND LIONS

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While many are preparing for the ANZAC centenary, the North Tamworth Bears are getting ready to face their top rivals in the Group Four Rugby League competition. The local derby will be the only league game played on ANZAC day. Read More »

SAM SPOKES TAKES OFF TO TOUR TURKEY

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Tamworth cyclist Sam Spokes has today taken off on his next journey, in Turkey. The 23-year-old will compete in the 51st Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey on Sunday. He’ll be up against the sport’s best, including Mark Cavendish and Tom Boonen, in the eight stage event. The first six are sprint focused, while the final two are mountain top stages. Spokes says he’ll be back home in time to compete in the annual Nemingha to Nundle. [VISION ONLY, NO AUDIO]     Read More »

DIEBOLD IMPRESSES IN PREMIER LEAGUE DEBUT

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Oxley Vale-Attunga took on a younger player during this weekend’s game against Moree, and he didn’t disappoint. 15-year-old Jack Diebold was even named the game’s ‘best and fairest’. His coach says he’s one of a group of youngsters proving themselves worthy of first grade.   Read More »

OXLEY VALE-ATTUNGA KICK OFF SEASON WITH A BANG

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While in the Northern Inland Premier League, the Armidale derby ended in a draw, the Greenmen were kept scoreless, and Northies slotted four. Gunnedah and Tamworth FC played out a thriller, while the Mushies crushed Moree. Read More »

GUNNEDAH SUFFER THE BLUES IN SECOND HALF

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Narrabri is still celebrating its come from behind victory over Gunnedah in Group 4 rugby league yesterday. The Blues were down by 22 at half time, before scoring in the final five minutes to win 38-34. Read More »

WARATAHS EARN REVENGE FOR GRAND FINAL DEFEAT

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While in Tamworth women’s hockey, Olympians and Waratahs didn’t have to wait long for a grand final rematch, coming together in round four. Last year’s runners up struck first in the fifth minute. It didn’t take long for Olympians to hit back though. The defending premiers showed their title credentials by taking the lead in the 15th minute. The match continued to move from end-to-end, with another Waratahs goal levelling the scores at half time. Last year’s runners up used the momentum to win the match 5-4, while Flames recorded an easy win. (Vision not accompanied by audio.) Read More »

BEAU SCOTT RELEASED FROM KNIGHTS, TO JOIN EELS

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Kangaroos back-rower Beau Scott will be released from the final two years of his contract with the Newcastle Knights, on compassionate grounds. It means he’s free to officially sign a three year deal with Parramatta. He joined the Knights in 2013, after a move from St George, and has been one of the club’s most consistent players. “We wish Beau the very best for his future, both personally and professionally, and look forward to him returning to the field and leading our team throughout the remainder of this season,” CEO Matt Gidley said. The 30-year-old, who is currently sidelined with an ankle injury, said it was a difficult decision, but one he made for his family. “Our family situation changed significantly following our move to Newcastle,” Scott said. “For this reason alone we have decided it is in the best ... Read More »

KANGAROOS KEEP SWANS GROUNDED

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In Tamworth AFL, Gunnedah is undefeated after downing the Eagles, and the Nomads bounced back from a loss by crushing Inverell. While in the local derby, the Kangaroos booted 21 goals to remain at the top of the ladder. Read More »

PIRATES DELIVER SPOILS TO THOSE IN NEED

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The Pirates are soaring, after taking the win in Central North Rugby Union’s Tamworth derby. The match was also played for a good cause, with over $29,000 raised for the Mates for Mates charity. Read More »

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