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Taskforce Orion training to crack down on child exploitation offenders

Detective Superintendent Cheryl Scanlon said the age, occupation and location of each child exploitation offender was varied. Photo: Phil CarrickA pilot training program for detectives aimed at cracking down on child exploitation offences across Queensland has wrapped up on the Gold Coast and Logan, with six people arrested since it the program began.
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Gold Coast and Logan detectives completed a pilot training program under Taskforce Orion aimed at improving response times to child exploitation investigations pushed out by the Child Protection and Investigation Unit.

Child Safety and Sexual Crimes Group Detective Superintendent Cheryl Scanlon said officers who had gone through the pilot training were provided with equipment that would increase their capability to deal with offenders involved in child exploitation material.

“What Taskforce Orion has allowed us to do is take specialised training teams region to region, travelling around the state to increase not only the equipment that is needed to retrieve material from people who are offending online, but also to conduct investigations around possession, distribution and manufacturing of child exploitation material,” she said.

“The training course is quite intensive, people need to have good skills in the technology space, it is obviously quite difficult work, when you are dealing with images of children and they are child exploitation images.”

Superintendent Scanlon said, since January 1, 44 people had been arrested on over 170 offences of child exploitation, possession, distribution and contact offences across Queensland.

Their ages ranged from 16 to 64 and occupations included a landscape gardener, a student, a bottle shop attendee, a teacher and a retiree.

“This work is the sort of investigation that is not isolated to any particular group in our community, it happens in all parts of community, across all walks of life,” she said.

The Orion team worked alongside the existing Taskforce Argos and focused on people who used peer-to-peer networks, or the so-called Darknet, to share child pornography.

Superintendent Scanlon said the training was integral to ensuring same-day responses to time sensitive investigations and confirmed two international specialists were brought in to help classify child exploitation images.

“It might be that we receive a job, it will be pushed out to a region, we can have detectives out the same day, same day response if they have the ability and training and technology to be able to progress the investigation immediately,” she said.

“The timeliness of that is critical, particularly when you have children in a house it gives us greater footprint across the state to do that work.

“It is allowing us to create a footprint into the future to give us better capability to respond quicker and if there are children in those houses that we locate those children and maintain their safety.

“Out of the Orion funding we have recruited some international specialists from Europe and America to come on board to be additional image classifiers, to classify if an image is child exploitation material.”

Regional Crime Coordinator Superintendent Dave Hutchinson said 20 detectives from Gold Coast and Logan had been involved in the Taskforce Orion pilot training program that resulted in the arrest of six offenders.

“Those people are attached to our Child Protection Units both here on Gold Coast and Logan,” he said.

“Working in conjunction with State Crime Command, so far since training was given in early April, we have arrested six offenders on 21 charges.”

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Hampton Park schools in lockdown as police hunt four robbers

Hampton schools were in lockdown as police hunted four men. Photo: Nine News Hampton Park schools were in lockdown on Tuesday morning as police hunted four men who robbed a Pakenham family while they were home.
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Police phoned to alert Hampton Park Secondary School after the four men stormed the home on Ahern Road about 10.30am.

A woman and child were inside at the time. Hampton Park Primary and Secondary in lockdown due to a @VictoriaPolice investigation which begun in Pakenham #9Newspic.twitter南京夜网/LBTlSKsNRr— Nine News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) May 31, 2016

Two men fled the home in a stolen Suzuki Swift, while the other two left in a white Ford Territory.

Police located the Suzuki in Pride Court, Hampton Park.

Sniffer dogs then helped in the arrest of one man in nearby in Andrew Court.

The other men are still wanted.

Hampton Secondary principal David Finnerty said he alerted nearby Hampton Park Primary School after receiving the call from police.

Both schools were in lockdown for around an hour from about 11.30am.

“We received a phone call from police that there was a police incident in the area,” Mr Finnerty said.

“On the basis on that, the school went into lockdown.”

Hampton Primary assistant principal Liz Davey said that school was also closed as a precaution.

“We have sent a letter to parents congratulating students and staff on their calm handling of the situation that was out of our control,” she said.

It is understood River Gum Primary School was also in lockdown.

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Darts champion hits target

Bull’s eye: Collie Eagles darts player Lee Chapman has qualified for this year’s Australian Darts Championships.
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COLLIE EAGLES darts playerLee Chapman has been selected for the Western Australian state team to compete inthe Australian Darts Championships 2016.

Mr Chapman placed within the top 16 averages in the state championships, earning him the chance tocompete in the state side trials last month.

He played seven gamesin the state trials doubles tournament on Saturday, May 28 and 15 games inthesingles eventon May 29.

Mr Chapman was selected for the side, featuring eight players and a reserve,byplacing the seventh highest average in the trials.

Mr Chapman said he was overwhelmed byhis selection for theside and the chance to representWA.

“I’m just over the moon, to get Western Australia on my back and to represent my state,” he said.

“I’ve given it all I’ve got this year and my darts are really starting to pay off for me.

“I’ve been putting in a few extra hours on the board and it’s just working for me, I seem to have found a nice rhythm and flow with the board and it’s going well.

“I’m just stoked to get a chance to represent the state, it means everything.”

Mr Chapman said darts has turned from a hobby into a passion over the past few years.

“It was about ten years ago I started playing, a lot of my friends played and they were always playing on Wednesday nights,” he said.

“I’ve played since I was a young fella,I’ve always had a dart board up at home, but I had never played competitively before andI found out that I wasn’t too bad at it so I took it up.

“It started off In B-grade in Collie playing for the Premier Hotel and I spent a couple of years at that and then I switched over to the Workers Club for a couple of years in A-grade.

“We formed a team that wanted to travel up to Mandurah because we wanted to expose ourselves as better competition.”

Mr Chapman has playedin the Mandurah, Port Kennedy, and Rockingham leagues in six of the past seven years.

He and darts partner Peter Rowe were required tocompete in the leagues to be recognised forthe state championships.

Mr Chapman had averaged 93 over a four week period in the Rockingham league this season.

The nationalchampionships willtake place from July 28 to August 6 in Bendigo, Victoria.

Mr Chapman said Collie has developed a proud darts culture that accepts people of all skill sets.

“You just need to go down to one of your local clubs on Wednesday nightif you’re a manorif you’re a lady go down to one of your local clubs Tuesday night, there’s about seven or eight clubs in Collie for both,” he said.

“There is always spots,Collie’s got a really healthy darts league –there is aboutfive A-grade sides, about eightB-grade sides and about 10 C-grade sides.

“There’s like 220 people that have played for the Collie Darts Association this year, that’s just men –Collie has one of the biggest, if not the biggest, darts associations in WA.

“Our club, the Collie Eagles, we’re actually short of players so if anyone wants to come down and have a go they’re guaranteed to get a game.”

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Job expo at Shoalhaven Highphotos

Many Shoalhaven High School students now know what career paths they want to follow in the future, following a successful jobs expo.
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From careers in the military to what the local university can offer – the students were able to get information on a variety of career options.

Job expo at Shoalhaven High | photos IN CONTROL: Mark Bowerman has fun in one of the flight simulators at the jobs expo.

INFORMATION GATHERING: At the recent jobs expo Emma Wright, Storm Toms and Kirralee Pearson got advice on career directions.

SKY HIGH: Brett Rushton gets some advice on joining the air force from corporal Jacques Becker.

FUTURE PLANS: Student leader Chiarna Ell with Nic Butler, Lewis Tighe and Josh Killick at the recent expo.

IF THE HAT FITS: Chloe Tomlinson has a bit of fun at the recent jobs expo.

JOIN THE FORCE: Joshua Mirabito with Senior Constable Steve White at the recent jobs expo.

GO TO UNI: At the recent jobs expo Laura Banwell and Jyde Haynes found out about the University of Wollongong.

INFORMATION GATHERING: At the recent jobs expo Emma Wright, Storm Toms and Kirralee Pearson got advice on career directions.

IF THE HAT FITS: Chloe Tomlinson has a bit of fun at the recent jobs expo.

HAIR STYLE: Lillian Spence from the Shoalhaven Community College plaits Adrianne Garzoli’s hair.

FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE: Liam Jose chats to Aengus Ylias from the University of Wollongong.

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Happy 90th birthday Peg Dolahenty

BORN and raised in Muswellbrook Margaret “Peg” Dolahenty celebrated her 90th birthday on May 27.
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And, she has been treated to a number of festive celebrations over the past month to congratulate her on reaching the milestone.

Apart from a couple of years working in Sydney, Ms Dolahenty has been living in the same house she grew up in all her life.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Peg Dolahenty during one of her birthday celebrations on Friday.

Her parents built the house when they were married, and she continued to live in it.

“I was born and bred here so I’ve got my roots here,” she said.

Ms Dolahenty had a twin sister, Patricia Lamond, and a brother David “Neville” Dolahenty.

She worked in various offices around Muswellbrook over the decades, including a time at Campbell’s Corner – which she says looks lovely now after the renovations.

She was working in general office duties at Muswellbrook Shire Council when she retired in 1989.

Ms Dolahenty said she had had a long and happy life with good friends and relations, and that she had always participated in sport.

When she no longer played golf, she picked up croquet.

While she has seen big changes in Muswellbrook since she was born, Ms Dolahenty said they are positive.

“It’s not the quiet country town I grew up in,” she said.

“But, the changes are wonderful.”

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Support set to flow for Polimeni family

Support set to flow for Polimeni family Harden Murrumburrah Junior League
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Harden Soccer Club: One minute’s silence for our friend & mate Lui. Thankyou to everyone who gathered together, so much love & respect for a beautiful young man.‪#‎livelikelui‬ ‪#‎playlikelui‬

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Tumut Under 9s league tag: Round 7: Tumut v Wodonga ‪#‎livelikelui‬ ‪#‎playlikelui‬

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Cootamundra Bulldogs: Our beautiful under 9 boys wearing black arm bands and paying respect to Lui. ‪#‎livelikelui‬ ‪#‎playlikelui‬

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Yass Minor Rugby League: We would like to once again share our condolences with Lui Polimeni’s family, friends, and the Gundagai Tigers. Some of our under 16 boys and under 18 girls knew Lui and have been very saddened by his loss. Along with the under 16 Queanbeyan Kangaroos and under 18 Gungahlin Bulls girls they observed a minute silence and fielded black arm bands as a sign of their respect and support.

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So proud today of all sporting codes that have made time to honour a life taken way too soon today well done to all the Bulls and Bullettes

Dylan Arabin: Today i played for you Lui Polimeni and so did everyone else, you helped us to our 10-4 win. Fly hight mate. ‪#‎PlayLikeLui‬

Yass Junior Rugby Union Club: Fun in the rain! ‪#‎playlikelui‬

Harden Soccer Club: One minute’s silence for our friend & mate Lui. Thankyou to everyone who gathered together, so much love & respect for a beautiful young man.‪#‎livelikelui‬ ‪#‎playlikelui‬

Shaythomas200: Minute silence for the one and only Lui #forlui #playlikelui #rememberlui

Wagga Kangaroos #playlikelui

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Wagga Kangaroos: Minute’s silence for Lui before the U15.

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Yass Rams U9’s #playlikelui #livelikelui

This one is for you Lui #livelikelui #playlikelui #13

Shaythomas200: Done for you Lui #Lui #playlikelui

Ethandayy_: #playlikeLUI #heswatchingus #rememberhim #forever LUI

O_bartlett: #playlikelui #livelikelui

Gundagai Tigers U16s.

Wagga Kangaroos and Gundagai Tigers U16s stand in one minute’s silence.

Gundagai Tigers U16s take part in the one minute’s silence for teammate Lui Polimeni.

Gundagai Tigers U16s take a moment for Lui.

Wagga Kangaroos U16s stand in contemplation for the one minute’s silence.

Gundagai Tigers U16s prepare for their first game without Lui.

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WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE: June 2003 – Part 2Photos

WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE: June 2003 – Part 2 | Photos Photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in June 2003.
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The Cash Cow comes knocking

Danelle Pike was speechless for the first time in her life when Channel Seven’s Sunrise Cash Cow knocked on her door on Monday to present her with $80,000. She had been on her way to work that morning when her phone rang, she hit the Bluetooth button, and the voice of Sunrise presenter David Koch came from her speakers to tell her she was that morning’s Cash Cow winner.
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Sunrise viewers enter the competition with a code word revealed each day during the show, and the prize jackpots if the daily winner doesn’t answer the phone within three rings. The prize was on a streak of missed calls when Danelle won, turning what could have been a $10,000 win to $80,000 instead. Danelle is a regular entrant and a devoted Sunrise viewer, who records the show when she can’t be home to watch it.

Only her dogs were at home on Monday morning, sitting in front of the fire with the show playing while Danelle accepted her prize, told the hosts she planned to invest it in her small business, and even proposed that Kochie come to Mudgee to help her and speak to the local Chamber of Commerce. “They were lovely, but they had to cut me off because I just kept on talking!” Danelle said. For nearly four years, Danelle has run Mudgee Cleaning Supplies, providing local businesses with supplies such as chemicals, vaccuums, buckets, mops, brooms, commercial glass washers and crockery. She’s ready to expand the business now, and has ideas for advertising, marketing and promotion, and a long term goal of setting up a premises in town. Danelle knew she needed to put more money behind the business if she was to expand, so she had recently taken on an additional part-time job – which was where she was going when Sunrise called. She invited friends around after her win, mowed the lawn, and prepared the house for the Cash Cow’s arrival that afternoon. When the Cash Cow came to the door, Danelle – who hadn’t stopped talking since the morning call – was struck silent, and could do nothing but hug her bovine benefactor. Danelle was interviewed by a producer for the next morning’s broadcast, and said she had no plans to sink the money into a holiday; she was just keen to get to work. The one luxury she intends to allow herself is replacing her work van with one that has a working air conditioner.

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Support set to flow for Polimeni family

Support set to flow for Polimeni family Harden Murrumburrah Junior League
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Harden Soccer Club: One minute’s silence for our friend & mate Lui. Thankyou to everyone who gathered together, so much love & respect for a beautiful young man.‪#‎livelikelui‬ ‪#‎playlikelui‬

Harden Murrumburrah Junior League

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Tumut Under 9s league tag: Round 7: Tumut v Wodonga ‪#‎livelikelui‬ ‪#‎playlikelui‬

Tumut Under 9s league tag: Round 7: Tumut v Wodonga ‪#‎livelikelui‬ ‪#‎playlikelui‬

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Cootamundra Bulldogs: Our beautiful under 9 boys wearing black arm bands and paying respect to Lui. ‪#‎livelikelui‬ ‪#‎playlikelui‬

Harden Murrumburrah Junior League

Harden Murrumburrah Junior League

Harden Murrumburrah Junior League Under 12s league tag.

Yass Minor Rugby League: We would like to once again share our condolences with Lui Polimeni’s family, friends, and the Gundagai Tigers. Some of our under 16 boys and under 18 girls knew Lui and have been very saddened by his loss. Along with the under 16 Queanbeyan Kangaroos and under 18 Gungahlin Bulls girls they observed a minute silence and fielded black arm bands as a sign of their respect and support.

Harden Murrumburrah Junior League

So proud today of all sporting codes that have made time to honour a life taken way too soon today well done to all the Bulls and Bullettes

Dylan Arabin: Today i played for you Lui Polimeni and so did everyone else, you helped us to our 10-4 win. Fly hight mate. ‪#‎PlayLikeLui‬

Yass Junior Rugby Union Club: Fun in the rain! ‪#‎playlikelui‬

Harden Soccer Club: One minute’s silence for our friend & mate Lui. Thankyou to everyone who gathered together, so much love & respect for a beautiful young man.‪#‎livelikelui‬ ‪#‎playlikelui‬

Shaythomas200: Minute silence for the one and only Lui #forlui #playlikelui #rememberlui

Wagga Kangaroos #playlikelui

Wagga Kangaroos #playlikelui

Wagga Kangaroos #playlikelui

Wagga Kangaroos: Minute’s silence for Lui before the U15.

Wagga Kangaroos

Yass Rams U9’s #playlikelui #livelikelui

This one is for you Lui #livelikelui #playlikelui #13

Shaythomas200: Done for you Lui #Lui #playlikelui

Ethandayy_: #playlikeLUI #heswatchingus #rememberhim #forever LUI

O_bartlett: #playlikelui #livelikelui

Gundagai Tigers U16s.

Wagga Kangaroos and Gundagai Tigers U16s stand in one minute’s silence.

Gundagai Tigers U16s take part in the one minute’s silence for teammate Lui Polimeni.

Gundagai Tigers U16s take a moment for Lui.

Wagga Kangaroos U16s stand in contemplation for the one minute’s silence.

Gundagai Tigers U16s prepare for their first game without Lui.

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Parramatta Eels’ ‘gang of five’ claim NRL subjected them to ‘public flogging’

Suspended Parramatta Eels chairman Steve Sharp. Photo: Shu Yeung NRL integrity boss Nick Weeks and CEO Todd Greenberg announce preliminary findings against Parramatta Eels on May 3. Photo: Mark Kolbe
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Five Parramatta Eels directors and officials suspended over alleged salary-cap rorting claim the NRL did not give them a proper chance to respond before they were publicly named and shamed in preliminary findings against the club.

In the NSW Supreme Court on Tuesday, barrister Arthur Moses, SC, said suspended chairman Steve Sharp, directors Tom Issa and Peter Serrao, chief executive John Boulous and football operations manager Daniel Anderson were not afforded procedural fairness by the governing body and as a result the suspensions were void and of no effect.

“In effect there’s been a public flogging of the plaintiffs because of the way the allegations have been made public without the opportunity to respond to them,” Mr Moses said.

But counsel for the NRL, Lachlan Gyles, SC, accused the quintet of taking legal action against their interim suspensions “to stay in their roles and continue to exert influence over the club” pending the NRL’s final determination as to penalties for “systemic rorting of the salary cap”.

Mr Gyles said it was unclear why the five men wanted to do so, given there was no evidence the club wanted them to stay on, or that it would reinstate them should they manage to have the interim suspensions overturned.

The NRL says it suspended the so-called “gang of five” from being registered club officials in line with its own rules when, on May 3, it announced a raft of provisional sanctions for alleged salary cap indiscretions.

Pending a final investigation, the club could be docked 12 competition points and fined $1 million.

But Mr Moses told Justice James Stevenson there was nothing in the NRL rules that allowed League Central to suspend an official without going through a process including the issuing of show-cause notices and providing a proper opportunity to respond.

He said the interim suspensions were announced at an NRL press conference about a breach notice served to the club, and the quintet were told their registrations would be cancelled in five days unless they could show cause as to why they shouldn’t.

The five men were given notice of their immediate suspension three hours before the press conference.

“Serious allegations were made in a public forum that [salary cap rorting] was done with the knowledge and support of the board and senior executives, and this was made public within a short time of the notices being provided to the plaintiffs,” Mr Moses said.

“Our friends [the NRL] say they had to jump in to protect the integrity of the game, but [the investigation] has been going on for a year and there is no explanation as to why they pulled the trigger on May 3 and why they couldn’t afford procedural fairness.”

The cancellation of the plaintiffs’ registration results in serious consequences for their “livelihoods and reputations”, Mr Moses said.

However, Mr Gyles said that, under the rules, the NRL was not required to afford procedural fairness when issuing an automatic, interim suspension.

Mr Gyles said procedural fairness was only required before a final determination to cancel a person’s registration was made.

He said the NRL had satisfied that requirement by giving the plaintiffs until June 3 to show cause why they should not have their registrations cancelled.

Further, the NRL is an independent appeal panel which can hear a challenge to any decision on registrations made by chief executive Todd Greenberg.

And he said, in issuing the interim suspensions, the NRL was not telling the five what they could or couldn’t do during the interim period, including how they discharged their duties as directors or officials.

During the hearing, the NRL agreed not to make its final decision on the fate of the five men until June 13 to give Justice Stevenson time to hand down judgment. 

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By George, no Rose: suspension rules former NRL cult figure out of CYMS clash

ROSE OUT: George Rose makes a run for the Oberon Tigers against Blayney. Suspension will prevent him from doing so at Wade Park in two weeks’ time. 2216agoberon1RUGBY LEAGUE
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ORANGE has been robbed of a chance to see former NRL cult-figure George Rose in action after the premiership-winning big man copped a two-game suspension at the judiciary last week.

Rose missed last weekend’s round eight 28-24 loss to St Pat’s in Bathurst – the Tigers first defeat of the season – and will also be forced to sit out the return clash with defending Group 10 premiers CYMS at Wade Park during the June 19 round 10 fixture. The Tigers have a bye in round nine.

A member of Manly’s 2011 premiership-winning outfit, Rose copped a reckless high tackle charge after the Tigers’ win over Blayney in round seven, a hit that carries a total of 279 points or – with 100 points equalling one week on the sidelines – a two-week suspension.

Oberon president Ian Christie-Johnson said the club fought to have the charge downgraded to careless, but the three-man judiciary panel deemed the evidence sufficient enough to uphold the original charge.

“That’s footy, isn’t it … the bounce of the ball, the luck of the draw,” Christie-Johnson said.

“They’ve shot themselves in the foot a bit with their crowds though.”

Rose’s absence from the Tigers’ line-up for the CYMS clash is now the second time the former Preston Campbell Medal winner, awarded to the best player in the NRL Indigenous All Stars clash, won’t appear for a game at Wade Park in 2016.

He missed Oberon’s clash with Hawks in round six with a hamstring injury.

Christie-Johnson’s high-flying Tigers have averaged, he says, over 1200 people through the gate at home games this year thanks mainly to the club’s resurgence up the ladder and Rose’s drawing power.

“I reckon a third of the crowd comes just to see George play as well,” Christie-Johnson said.

“He’s obviously got the affinity with Bathurst having played his junior footy there, and a large number of people travel up to watch him.

“He’s got a big family too, and most of them come to watch him and his brothers [Trent and Matt] play as well.”

Both Trent and Matt Rose played in CYMS’ premiership-winning side last season.

Given that, and the fact the Tigers knocked off the defending premiers 20-18 in round one, green and golds boss Dave Penny believes even though George won’t be on the field, the masses will still turn up in their droves on Sunday, June 19.

“It is disappointing he won’t be there, yes,” Penny said.

“But we’ve got a great following … I’d be expecting the supporters and players will be there to help reverse that round one result.

“We’ll have a big old boys contingent there so it’ll still be a great crowd.”

With both sides in the running for semi-finals, Rose could make an appearance at Wade Park in the post season if the Tigers travel to play CYMS in September.

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Young Lions handle class rise in Tamworth

THEY were only a late promotion but New England looked far from out of place up in Division 2 at the State U15s Boys’ Hockey Championships played in Tamworth on the weekend.
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New England’s Nathan Czinner works to keep the ball away from the North West Sydney (2) defence. Photo: Samantha Newsam 300516SNA06

Spearheaded by State U15s reps Nathan Czinner and Jake McCann, the Lions finished fifth overall after beating Southern Highlands 2-1 in their play-off game onSunday.

“We were a very young side,” coach Paul Eichorn said.

“We only had three U15s in it so it was a very good effort.”

Three of the side will go away with the 13s later in the year.

“The intent there was to give them a good run before their tournament,” he said.

After finishing runners-up in Division 3 last year, they thought they’d be playing there but they found themselves playing up a division.

Eichorn had been hoping to make into the semi-finals but was more than satisfied with fifth.

They finished with three wins from their five games and had good pool wins over Nepean (3-nil) and North West Sydney (2) (4-nil).

“Defensively, overall we were pretty good,” Eichorn said.

When they conceded goals they tended to leak a few but outside of those two games – against Central Coast on Friday night and Dubbo on Saturday night – they only conceded one goal.

“The really pleasing fact about that classification game (against Southern Highlands) was they played structurally very well,” he said.

They scored first and led 1-nil at half-time.

Southern Highlands levelled with about 10 to go but the Lions hit straight back to restore their one-goaladvantage.

Czinner and McCann were, not surprisingly, among their best.

They performed well, Eichorn said, in what was a very good team performance.

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Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography

Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography

Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography

Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography

Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography

Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography

Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography

Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography

Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography

Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography

Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography

Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography

Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography

Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography

Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography

Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography

Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography

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