AFL’s second-biggest day
The Draft is the second biggest event on the AFL calendar with over one hundred talented young athletes vying for a spot in one of the 18 AFL clubs.
The pointy end of a week of activities will be held at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre tonight as 2012 NAB AFL Draft gets underway. The NAB AFL Draft is part of the NAB AFL Rising Stars Program, which supports grassroots players and football communities and helps young Australians fulfill their dreams of playing in the AFL.
Countdown to the Kingy
After having to close entries for the first time ever, Kingscliff is set to host the biggest triathlon to date. With a full weekend of programs starting with a Fun Run and Social Ride on Saturday, there are over 1,000 participants competing across the weekend.
The very full Sunday program begins at 5.30am with the big guns taking to the water at 8am. This is a spectator sport, so make your way to Kingy for a great day. Find more info at www.kingsclifftri.com.au.
Cricket for umpires
Cricket umpires who are looking to become accredited can sign up for next week’s Far North Coast Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association (FNCCUSA) training course. The program will be held at the South Lismore Bowling Club for three Mondays beginning next week. Prospective new umpires will receive training in the sport’s rules and, on the successful completion of an exam in December, will receive an official FNCCUSA umpires badge. For more information, contact Rosolen on 0405 223 791 or emailing [email protected]
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