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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 16 2008
INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, July 17, 2008 53 SPORT www.innerwestweekly.com.au Kids raid the competition Some members of Strathfield Raiders junior rugby league club at their home ground at Airey Park, Homebush. ZILKA GROGAN THEY are only in their second year but the Strathfield Raiders have already proved to be a local success story. The Raiders participated in the Balmain District Junior Rugby League Competition for the first time last year. And now they are the fifth biggest club in the competition. In their first year, the under-9 team won their grand final and were awarded the joint premier- ship. The under-10 Black team also won their grand final. The under-9 team won the Robbie Farah Challenge in 2007 and remained undefeated the whole year. The club was established in 2006 when Strathfield parents realised there was no junior rugby league club in the local area. ''We set out to create a club that would foster the pro- fessional development of rugby league in the Strathfield area, together with providing our children with great friends that they would have for years and years to come,'' club president Chris Raheb said. Coaches that are employed with the club include former first-grade player Richard Kairouz. Mr Raheb said one factor in the Raiders' success had been the support the club had re- ceived from Strathfield Council. ''Strathfield Council has been very proactive in assisting our club,'' he said. ''We are based at Airey Park, which really is the crown jewel of all of the parks in the Strathfield municipality.'' Girls get chance to hit the leather GIRLS cricket is up and running in the Inner West. The Sydney Rivers Girls Cricket Associ- ation has been formed to encourage girls in the local area to play cricket. The competition is a joint project between Western Suburbs Dis- trict Cricket Club and Canterbury Western Suburbs Cricket Associ- ation. Canterbury Wests has entered teams in the new competition, with two age groups planned for girls this season. Younger, less experi- enced girls will play on Monday afternoons and more experienced, under-15 girls will play in the more traditional Saturday afternoon com- petition. Training will be held at Pratten Park in Ashfield. The joint project is designed to develop path- ways for girls to con- tinue on to women's cricket. For more information email the secretary of the Sydney Rivers associ- ation secretary Denis King at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Ross Martin of Canterbury Western Suburbs Cricket Associ- ation, on 0419 693 815. Coach Stu stays put West Harbour CEO Gary Jones with head coach Stuart Woodhouse, who has been re-signed. WITH West Harbour Pi- rates currently fourth in the Tooheys New Shute Shield and fifth in the club championship, the West Harbour board unanimously voted to re-sign club head coach Stu Woodhouse for the 2009 season. ''We are all impressed with what Stu has done with first grade and his coaching influence throughout the whole club,'' CEO Gary Jones said. ''When he stated he would like to be here next year we decided to reappoint him immedi- ately. Stu is a fine young coach and displays all the characteristics we seek to continue to im- prove West Harbour's standing.'' Enjoy the beauty and the challenge of playing on one of Sydney's best Group One golf courses. (Architect - Ross Watson) EXPERIENCE THE BEST GOLF MEMBERSHIPS I FUNCTIONS I CORPORATE EVENTS RYDE-PARRAMATTA GOLF CLUB Call now for an information pack ADDRESS: 1156 Victoria Road West Ryde NSW. TELEPHONE: 02 9874 1204 EMAIL: email@example.com WEB: www.rydeparramatta.com.au LIMITED PLAYING MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE 90 beautiful landscaped acres Full range of practice facilities Experienced golf professional Alfresco and fine dining Variety of Playing Memberships Pay by the month subscriptions XAV21096 "TRY BASEBALL" www.rhbl.com.au For further details on "Try Baseball" at your local baseball club go to: 2135742i iww wk3 • Local Saturday morning competitions - minimal travel • Gamesare1hrupto9yrs, 1½ hrs to 12yrs • Modified games for players of all abilities • Boys & Girls Ages 5-15 Leichhardt - Sat 19 July 2008 12.00pm at Blackmore Oval Concord - Sun 27 July & Sat 2 August 2008 2pm Majors Bay Reserve Five Dock - Sun 3 & Sun 10 August 2008 2pm at Timbrell Park Own the moment Buy pictures from this newspaper www.newsphotos.com.au Concord 29A Majors Bay Rd Call 8765 8526 now to book a free class Established 2001 Kids are taught Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, which is one of the most dynamic martial arts styles. Quali ed instructors teach classes for 6-10yo and 11-14 yo in a fun and safe environment.
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