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GIDLEY ENDS SPECULATION ABOUT HIS FUTURE

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He made his NRL debut in 2001 – and went on to captain his state, and play for his country. But today Knights skipper Kurt Gidley ended speculation about his future, announcing he’ll head to England at the end of the season. Read More »

MARINERS APPOINT NEW CEO

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The Central Coast Mariners have appointed Shaun Mielekamp as the club’s new Chief Executive Officer. Mielekamp has previously worked with the Western Sydney Wanderers and will start work with the Mariners immediately. He replaces former CEO Bruce Stalder. Read More »

GIDLEY TO PLAY IN ENGLISH SUPER LEAGUE

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Newcastle Knights skipper Kurt Gidley has announced he’s signed a one-year contract with the Warrington Wolves in the English Super League. The Newcastle local has played 236 NRL games, in a career spanning 15 years. Gidley also boasts an impressive representative track record, including 12 appearances in the NSW State of Origin and 12 for Australia. “I have been lucky, to grow up in Newcastle, to have my family’s support and to play for this great Club,” he said. The 32-year-old says the decision to leave was a difficult one. “I have felt sad about leaving, I have felt excited about a new challenge but I am mostly relieved that I have reached the stage of making this decision.” “It was a tough one. Newcastle people have been great; they are very supportive, both in good times and in bad,” ... Read More »

BEAU SCOTT TO RETURN FROM INJURY

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The Knights have received a major boost ahead of their clash with Manly. Newcastle’s rep players came through their respective games unscathed, while Beau Scott has been cleared to return from an ankle injury. Read More »

GIDLEY AND LEILUA REPORTEDLY SET TO LEAVE NEWCASTLE

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There’s speculation Newcastle skipper Kurt Gidley will finish his career in the English Super League with the Warrington Wolves next season. It comes amid reports centre Joey Leilua will ask the Knights for a release, to play with the Canberra Raiders in 2016. Read More »

WALMSLEY DEBUTS AS PLAYERS DEPART

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On his first day as the official head coach of the Mariners, Tony Walmsley, has announced five players are departing. The news comes off the back of a so-called ‘new strategy’ for the club, which promises more entertaining football next season. Read More »

TOP START FOR CALLINAN IN OAKLEY LOWER PRO

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Merewether surfer Ryan Callinan has got his campaign at the Oakley Lower Pro in California off to a great start, beating 11-time world champion Kelly Slater in round one. Callinan took out his heat with a two-wave total of 13.97, with Slater close behind on 13.74. Both have progressed to round two. Callinan will be up against New Zealand’s Ricardo Christie and fellow Aussie Perth Standlick in the final heat of the round. Read More »

BAYLISS TO HEADLINE SUPERMOTO EVENT IN NEWCASTLE

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Three-time world Superbike champion Troy Bayliss is just one of the big names heading to Newcastle for a special event in June. It will see the harbour foreshore turned into a Supermoto track. Read More »

MARINERS PLAYING ROSTER TO SOON BECOME CLEAR

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The playing roster for the Central Coast Mariners for next season is expected to become much clearer in the coming hours. The club today began finalising negotiations with a number of off-contract players. Read More »

OPALS SHINE ON THE CENTRAL COAST

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Australia’s premier women’s basketball team, the Opals, are back on the Central Coast gearing up for a big international campaign. The team is using Terrigal’s stadium to help prepare for games in Europe, as well as a huge Olympic qualifier. Read More »

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