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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : December 3rd 2008
70 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, December 4, 2008 MB SPORT www.innerwestweekly.com.au Keeping athletes on track See the video and pictures online. www.innerwestweekly.com.au From Page 72 ''Obviously, we're giving an experience to 1500 young Australians and international athletes,'' Coates said. ''Not all of them are going to get to an Olympic Games, but all of them are going to remember the experiences that they have here and the friendships they make in this multi-sport environment.'' The festival was also important for those who supported the young athletes through their clubs, schools and communities. ''We start to see evidence of that in the local newspaper cuttings -- they give reason for them to be proud of the achievements of these fine young Australians,'' Coates said. Revitalised centre serves good times Young players celebrate the reopening of Powell's Creek Tennis Centre. TENNIS fans will be delighted to know that the Powell's Creek Tennis Centre in North Strathfield has reopened. All four courts at the Conway Ave centre have been resurfaced, new nets put in and the clubhouse refurbished. Tennis NSW has taken over the lease and its general manager David Eland said he was thrilled with how the centre scrubbed up. ''This is a facility that the community should be proud of and I'm sure there's going to be loads of people wanting to hire the courts or perhaps get some coach- ing,'' he said. Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas will officially open the centre during an open day on Sunday from 9am to noon. The opening will also include a free barbecue and activities for young and old. Which home is where the heart is? Should more games be played at Leichhardt? www.innerwestweekly.com.au WESTS Tigers will open its 10th anniver- sary celebration year in 2009 with a home game against Canberra Raiders at Campbelltown Sports Stadium. Traditional home ground Leichhardt Oval will again host three home matches next year -- Melbourne Storm (Rd 6), Penrith (Rd 13) and Cowboys (Rd 19). Campbelltown will host three home matches against Canberra (Rd 1), Newcastle Knights (Rd 7) and Brisbane Broncos (Rd 11). As part of its new two-year-deal with the Sydney Cricket Ground and Sports Trust, Wests Tigers will play five home games at the Sydney Football Stadium and one home game at the SCG in 2009. Weather makes for poor catch AL McGLASHAN Sydney fishing report THE average weather continues and, as a result, reports over the last week have been pretty slim. There are still reports of jewfish being caught in Sydney Harbour as well as up in the Hawkesbury. Most of the fish encountered are soapies around the legal size. All the deeper holes seem to be holding fish, which are biting on the change of tide. Fresh squid is the pick of the bait and the fish have been found right upstream to Wisemans Ferry in the Hawkesbury. Middle Harbour is still holding a few schools of kings, but like the jews, most of them are smaller fish. Botany Bay, on the other hand, has a few larger fish holding around the markers, but an early start is re- quired to avoid the crowds. Stickbaits and poppers are the most exciting methods but a live yellowtail or squid will wake them up if the artificial offerings prove ineffective. Tailor schools are still common from the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Rose Bay and there is also the occasional school of salmon blow- ing up. Ifyouareafterabitmoreofa relaxing fish, head to Iron Cove bay and either troll deep divers or cast for flathead and the odd bream. With the poor weather, I have been making the most of my time setting Strikezone up for the im- pending season, servicing the Honda, rewiring and so on. There are no excuses for me when the weather cleans up. Remember to check out the trailer for Strikezone Tuna Time 2 -- Search For a Jumbo at www.strikezonemedia.com.au. For more tips on fishing check our Modern Fishing magazine. For a chance to win a six-month sub- scription, tell us in 25 words or less about your favourite fishing spot. Send your answer with name and phone number to modernfish- ing@ newsmagazines.com.au. The competition closes next Friday. Inter scores new coach Concord's Inter Lions Soccer Club director Santino Grieco and Rosebank College principal Tom Galea shake hands on their new program to promote soccer to students. INTER Lions Soccer Club at Con- cord has appointed Michael Urukalo as head coach for 2009. ''A coach of Urukalo's calibre and who's extensive overseas coaching experience in Asia, Africa, Europe as well as local NSL/Premier League clubs in Australia, all with outstanding success will only be beneficial to Inter and have an overflow effect through the entire club,'' Inter Lions director Santino Grieco said. ''Having won championships, league and charity cups around the globe, Urukalo is well equipped to help Inter's ambitious drive to move to the next level. ''Michael's presence at the club has generated a lot of interest. We have been receiving calls from players wanting to play under Michael. It's been overwhelming reaction." Urukalo said he was extremely excited at helping Inter Lions achieve their goals and move from state league to the next level. ''Last year they had a successful season, but in 2009 we are aiming to go one better,'' Urukalo said. ''Inter are a very progressive and ambitious club, and are second to none in regards the success they generate in the Inner West area. ''I have noticed that the depth of talent at the club is remarkable in both boys and girls, very strong in all areas. ''Inter have an outstanding jun- ior structure which I intend to utilise, not just for the 2009 but for the future as well.'' He said he was looking forward to the start of the 2009 season. Meanwhile, Rosebank College in Five Dock is working with Inter Lions to promote soccer to students. The school's co-curricular co- ordinator Aaron McDonald said the new venture would benefit students wanting to take football a step further. ''Inter Lions will provide tal- ented players with experienced coaches and development programs as well as the club's premises and those of its affili- ates,'' he said. Mr Grieco said the club was hoping to identify potential players through the development programs. Inter Lions was established 25 years ago and has around 550 members. FOOTBALL MUNDIAL Official Academy of PL Club West Sydney Berries st Sydney B ia WHY DO FMA PLAYERS HAVE A BETTER CHANCE TO MAKE PREMIER YOUTH LEAGUE? • • • • PLAY & TRAIN UNDER THE EYES OF BERRIES PREMIER YL COACHES ALL YEAR "THE BEST PATHWAY FOR PLAYER DEVELOPMENT I'VE SEEN IN AUSTRALIA"
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