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Kevin SheedyBeach patrol starts

FINGAL Beach surf club’s busy summer season started last Saturday with the weekend beach patrol.

The club increased its membership for the upcoming season after holding two successful registration days. The surf club will have three competing surf boat crews in the first round of the Streets Surf Boat Series at Terrigal Beach in November.

Strong women’s crew

THE masters women’s crew is set for a strong season and proved their commitment by training non-stop through the dreary winter.

The crew is Sue Elliott, Vanessa Thompson, Justine Cruise, Tanya Squires and Leanne Campbell with gun sweep Eddy Bergsma at the helm when the starter’s gun is fired in the first carnival of the year.

Touch team trial

A NEW look touch association, The Port Hunter Touch Association, will be based at Boyd Park Medowie and will hold a representative team trial this Sunday at 9am. The club will endeavour to field an A-grade mixed team and an A-grade open men’s team at representative fixtures this year. The club hopes to exceed 300 players and registrations will be taken on Sunday morning.

The format for the season will be Tuesday nights mixed children’s competitions, while on Thursday men A and B-grade teams compete for the silverware.

Aussie Rules legend

NELSON Bay Golf Club will host “A Night with Kevin Sheedy” on Wednesday, October 8. Kevin Sheedy is a living legend and a worthy hall of fame candidate.

He has had an inspirational life with the Australian Rules code, most recently coaching the Greater Western Sydney Giants.

His career spans 886 games as a player and a coach.

Tickets for the night are $100, available from the club. They include a meal and drinks.

“Sheeds” will hold a coaching clinic at Tomaree and St Philip’s schools on October 9 followed by a sausage sizzle.

Aboriginal league

THE 2014 NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout tournament is expected to draw 25,000 people to Port Stephens next weekend.

The knockout will be held across four days, from Friday, October 5, to Monday, October 8, at Lakeside Sporting Complex.

This year’s event will be hosted by 2013 tournament winners, the Newcastle Yowies Sports Club.

Ninety teams and about 2500 players and officials will hit the field this year with even more spectators and supporters expected to turn out and watch from the sidelines.

Last year’s event drew the support of Australian professional boxer Anthony Mundine, who turned out to Raymond Terrace to watch.

The Port’s own Aboriginal rugby league club, the Worimi Dolphins, will field a men’s side and an under-17 side.

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