Scottish perspective on waste

Waste Management Officer Amanda Ingram (centre) toured Forbes Scrap Metal with LandCare ­representative Len Reade and Forbes Scrap Metal owner Les Little on Thursday last week as part of the vocational component of Group Study ­Exchange.A passion for waste management led Scotland’s Amanda Ingram to Forbes last week as part of Rotary District 1010 Group Study Exchange team.
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Ms Ingram arrived in Forbes last Tuesday week as part of the five person inbound GSE team from Northern Scotland.

Last Thursday week Ms Ingram joined local Landcare enthusiast Len Reade on a tour of Forbes environmental projects, focussing on waste management.

Ms Ingram visited Twin City Recyclers, Forbes Scrap Metal and the Forbes Shire Council Daroobalgie landfill site.

During the four week exchange Ms Ingram said she hopes to learn more about Australia’s campaigns and initiatives to raise awareness of and participation in recycling.

In Scotland around 40 per cent of waste is recycled, Ms Ingram said.

“It has been great to find out more about the way waste is managed in this part of Australia and how it compares to Scotland and I have gained some really useful ideas and contacts.

“I think a lot of the legislation we have in place [in Scotland] are imminent for Australia so it’s good to talk about that too,” she said.

Between vocational visits Ms Ingram visited the proposed community garden, White Bend and constructed wetlands sites.

“I’m trying to show the achievements of Landcare towards improving and restoring the environment in the urban area,” Mr Reade said.

During Thursday’s tour Ms Ingham also gained an insight into revegetation, salinity, water tables and wildlife corridors.

“We are trying to show what we have achieved and how we achieved it and the results before and after and finding a two-way interaction,” Mr Reade said.

Mr Reade said although there would be a number of differences between Australian land and Scottish land, he believed there are also a number of similar environmental issues.

“As a representative of Landcare on the environment committee we are very interested in her knowledge and ability of waste management and how it can be utilised in our area,” Mr Reade said.

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PILTZ LEADS SWAMPIES TO VICTORY

Walla’s Troy Taylor gives chase to Murray Magpies’ Patrick Robinson in Walla’s 21.16 (142) to 13.5 (83) win over the Magpies on Saturday.Henty has continued its brilliant start to the Hume FL 2012 season, by easily accounting for last year’s runner up Holbrook at Henty on Saturday.
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The Swampies were superbly led by Coach and former Ovens and Murray star Brent Piltz, who is returning to his home town after a stellar career in the O and M.

Piltz was almost impossible to pass across half back with his long penetrative and precision kicking being a highlight of a very impressive Henty performance.

Holbrook are now in real danger of missing a finals spot and will need to re discover some passion and form or the season could quickly fade away after such a wonderful 2011 season.

Jimmy Ellis, Simon Hillier and Shannon Terlich continued on from there great cricket form with excellent games to be amongst the Swampies best.

Mikal Bloom, Andrew Taylor and Brent Hibberson tried hard for Holbrook, but to many passengers and out of form players left the Brookers a long way off the pace.

Howlong remained unbeaten after three rounds, but had to contend with a withering finish by Culcairn and a severe injury to ace Darren Bradshaw.

Culcairn fell just six points short of causing an upset, with seven straight last quarter behinds costing the Lions big time, following on from last weeks one point loss to Lockhart.

Howlong’s victory came at a huge price with Darren Bradshaw injuring his elbow and likely to miss over a month, while former skipper Troy Cooper broke his hand.

In his brothers absence Daniel Bradshaw showed the class that made him a two time premiership player with Brisbane, by kicking seven goals, including six in the first half.

Brent Barber returning from injury was best for the Lions, winning plenty of ball across half back, Leigh Baker was in excellent touch in the midfield, along with Shannon Gilson.

Culcairn face a blockbuster game at home this Saturday, when they clash with rivals Henty, in a game that could shape both sides season. A huge crowd is anticipated.

Walla has made it two wins in a row with Troy Taylor turning in a scintillating ten goal performance that catapulted the Grasshoppers to a ten goal win over Magpies.

After collecting its first ever wooden spoon in its 106 year history in 2011, the Hoppers are now sitting in sixth place on the ladder with only one loss to Osborne.

Harry Tresize, Guy Coleman and former coach Jason Murray were explosive and fed the ball superbly to the high marking and spring heeled Taylor.

Osborne has taken up a fairly familiar position on top of the ladder after three rounds, following a comprehensive 118 point win over Billabong Crows at Urana.

Trent Perczyk proved he is as good as any other forward in the competition with an eleven goal haul. Coach Dan McAlister continued his good form kicking five goals.

Matt Clarke, Nick O’Connell and Hayden Gleeson controlled the stoppages and clearances, while the back line led by Andrew Clarke were outstanding.

Osborne now face up to near neighbours and fierce rivals Lockhart this Saturday, with both teams unbeaten and in sparkling early season form.

Rand-Walbundrie Tigers bounced back to winning form with a solid four quarter effort that would have pleased Coach Clint Gilson, beating CDHBU by 72 points at Coreen.

Marc Kreutzberger, Guy Telford and Brendan Simmons led the charge with solid games, while Mark Wilde kicked four goals in a classy effort.

The Tigers have regained its place in the top six and should stabilise this further with a home game against Billabong Crows this week.

Lockhart proved too strong for the out of form BB Saints winning easily by 85 points at Lockhart, to remain in third place and unbeaten.

Sam Day showed his value by kicking five goals, after Tom Marlow was kept to just three goals by Saints defender Dean Murphy.

Thirty four scoring shots to nine was a good indication of the Demons dominance. Lockhart continue to gain admirers and a win at Osborne this Saturday would not surprise.

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Dragon boat club receive grant

Forbes Dragon Boat Club secretary Wendy Muffet and president Wendy Green accept a cheque for over $5000 from Member for Dubbo Troy Grant.Members of the Forbes Dragon Boat Club are fired up – but in a good way thanks to the announcement of over $5000 worth of funding for the newly established sports group.
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The announcement of the $5770 grant was made earlier this month as part of the State Government’s 2011-12 Sport and Recreation Participation Program.

State member for Dubbo Troy Grant visited members of the dragon boat club late last week to officially recognise the club’s achievement in securing the grant.

During a special meeting with President Wendy Green and Secretary Wendy Muffet, Mr Grant congratulated the club on securing the funding which is set to help the club and its members develop.

President of the Forbes Dragon Boat Club Wendy Green and secretary Wendy Muffet said the funding was good news.

The women said the bulk of the grant will be used for skills development.

“They are not the kind of skills that you grow up with.

“It is a completely new sport that has a new skill set and the grant will let us develop these through courses run by Dragon Boats NSW,” Mrs Muffet said.

The rest of the funds will be used to pay for coaching clinics and life jackets, purchase a first aid kit and team uniforms.

Wooden paddles currently used by members will also be paid for by the grant.

It is hoped developing the skills of current club members will help establish the club within the community and encourage others to join.

“[We want] to grow the sport and grow the size of the club in town and eventually have a regatta here, even if it was just Bathurst, Orange and Dubbo that come,” president Wendy Green said.

The Forbes Dragon Boat Club became the state’s 52nd club when it was established in October last year.

Although the club only took to Lake Forbes for the first time during the Kalari-Lachlan River Arts Festival in September, members have already competed in four regattas.

The club also recently received a grant from Westpac Bank for $500.

These funds will be used in conjunction with the Sport and Recreation Participation Program.

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2012 ANZAC Day Commemorations

ALBURY
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5.45am: Dawn Service at Monument Hill. Assemble at 5.30am.

7.50am: ANZAC Service, and Border Vietnam Veterans Commemoration Service at the SS&A Club Memorial Wall. Assemble at 7.40am.

8.30am: ANZAC Service at the War Memorial in Waugh Rd.

9.00am: March from the corner Dean and Spencer Streets to Elizabeth Street .Form up at 8.45am.

10.00am: ANZAC Commemoration Service at Monument Hill.

11.00am: Wreath laying at the Commercial Club for Albury’s 2/23rd Infantry Battalion and Vietnam Veterans.

BOREE CREEK

2.30pm: Boree Creek Cemetery

3.00pm: Boree Creek Hall

BOWNA/WYMAH

6.30am: Dawn Service commences at Wymah Recreation Reserve Contact details: June Sutherland Ph: 02 6020 2027

BROCKLESBY

9.30am: March forms up and steps off to the War Memorial at the Brocklesby Hall for ANZAC Commemoration Service. Morning tea afterwards.

BURRUMBUTTOCK

12.30pm: ANZAC Service at the Memorial at the hall followed by a gathering at the Burrumbuttock Hotel.

COROWA

5.50am: Dawn Service and Wreath Laying at Corowa Monument. Assemble at 5.45am. Catafalque Party to mount guard. 6.30am: Gunfire breakfast at the RSL Club. Admission by free ticket and gold coin donation.

8.30am: Assemble at the Flag Court outside the RSL Club. Wreath Laying by guest of honour and Sub­branch President. Visit to each of the three Corowa cemeteries to lay wreaths will follow.

9.45am: Assemble at School of Arts, Wahgunyah, prior to march to Wahgunyah Monument.

10.00am:Wahgunyah ANZAC Service .10.45am: Assemble in Corowa (cnr Sanger and Church Sts) for march to Corowa Monument. Catafalque Party to mount guard at start of parade.

11.00am: ANZAC Commemoration Service at the Monument.

11.45am: Visit Karinya Nursing Home for a short service with the residents.

12.30pm: ANZAC Day luncheon at the RSLClub (admission by ticket only).

CULCAIRN

10.30am: March from the coach terminal in Railway Parade to the new Commemoration Wall. Form up at 10.15am. ANZAC Ceremony and Wreath Laying at the Wall with service to continue inside the Memorial Hall. Refreshments and luncheon to follow with collection to be taken for Legacy.

HENTY

9.00am: Service at Pleasant Hills Hall.

10.45am: March steps off in Ivor Street to the Cenotaph. Form up at 10.30am.

11.00am: Wreath Laying Service at the Cenotaph then to the Henty Community Civic Centre for the ANZAC Commemoration Service. Luncheon to follow for RSL members and their guests.

HOLBROOK

5.45am: Dawn Service at the Cenotaph in Ten Mile Creek Gardens. A $5 breakfast afterwards at the RSL Club is available with proceeds to Legacy.

10.30am: March assembles outside the Uniting Church and steps off at 10.45 am for the Cenotaph.

11.00am: ANZAC Commemoration Service at the Cenotaph. Luncheon for Ex­service and serving personnel, and invited guests of the RSL Sub­branch, afterwards at the RSL Club. In the event of inclement weather the Service will be held in the Shire Hall.

HOWLONG

6.00am: Dawn Service at Lowe Square in Hawkins Street. Gunfire breakfast for those attending to follow at Howlong Country Golf Club.

11.30am: March at Lowe Square followed by ANZAC Commemoration Service. Luncheon for invited guests will be held after the ceremony.

JINDERA

10.30am: Commemoration Service and Wreath Laying at Memorial Park.

KHANCOBAN­CORRYONG

10.30am: March steps off from Corryong Post Office to the Memorial Hall. A Wreath Laying Service will take place in the Memorial Gardens before the main service. March forms up at 10.15am.

11.00am: ANZAC Commemoration Service at Memorial Hall. Sausage sizzle afterwards and two­up at the RSL hall.

MORUNDAH

9.50am: March, assemble at the Paladium, 9.40am

OAKLANDS

11.00am:March from the Post Office to the War Memorial for Commemoration Service and afterwards at the Oaklands RSL and Bowling Club.

RAND

6.00am: Dawn Service at the Cenotaph.

11.30am: March steps off to the Cenotaph for the ANZAC Service and Wreath Laying. Guest speaker at the luncheon at the Rand Bowling Club afterwards. Small donation.

WALLAWALLA

10.45am: March begins. Assemble for march at Walla Walla Hair And Beauty at 10.30am.

11.00am: ANZAC Service at Bicentennial Park.

12.00pm and following: Sausage sizzle outside the Walla Walla Transaction Centre.

The soldiers from Bandiana and pipers from the Scots School Band will again be present on the day. For information contact 60292349.

URANA

11am: March, assemble 10.30am Macknight Park

WODONGA

6.00am: Dawn Service at the Woodland Grove Cenotaph. Assembly at 5.40am. Breakfast to follow at Wodonga RSL.

10.45am: March steps off from outside Wodonga Court House to the Cenotaph. Form up at 10.20am.

11.15am: ANZAC Commemoration Service and Wreath Laying at the Cenotaph. Luncheon and traditional ANZAC activities at the RSL.

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Squash open about to begin

The annual Forbes Shire Council Squash Open will get underway tomorrow night, featuring a mix of local and visiting players.
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The open tournament will be played over three days, with most of the action on Saturday and Sunday, however with a full roster of players expected, some games have been scheduled for Friday night.

Fifty players from areas including Sydney, Canberra, Orange, Bathurst, Parkes and Grenfell had already nominated earlier this week, but organiser and Forbes Squash president Garry Dempsey hoped for a final field of about 70.

The open, in its third year, has attracted major sponsorship from Forbes Shire Council and has drawn most of the field from last year, including men’s open winner, Michael Bolton.

Two locals who will be confident in the lower divisions of the tournament are Jack Tobin and Isabelle Cowhan, who both won their divisions at the recent Western Junior Tournament, held in Dubbo.

Jack Tobin won the boys under 17 B grade trophy at the March 3-4 tournament, defeating Chris Driver in the final, while Isabelle Cowhan also won her under 15s division.

Tobin, who will still qualify for under 17s next year, won all his matches in the B-grade event, 3-0, including the final.

The 17s A-grade pool featured high ranking juniors including Rohan Toole and Jeff Salmon, who are both expected to be leading competitors at this weekend’s Forbes Open.

Last week’s floods caused the cancellation of the fifth round of the Wednesday and Thursday night competitions, but the water has receded from the Golf Club carpark and play was expected to resume last night and again tonight.

Spectators are welcome to attend the Squash Open at the courts all this weekend and also to enjoy dinner and entertainment at the Golf Club this Saturday night.

More in Saturday’s Advocate.

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Henty sisters number one at Sydney Royal Junior Judging

(L/R) Lauralee Terlich and Keiley O’Brien winning at the Sydney Royal. Marilyn Terlich with Group 8 delegates (L/R) Graham Lieschke and Wal Blezard.
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Sisters, Marilyn and Lauralee Terlich were a winning double at this year’s Sydney Royal.

Marilyn took out 1st place honours in the Royal Agricultural Society/Agricultural Societies Council NSW (RASASC) Fleece Junior Judging competition while younger sister Lauralee was equally successful winning the RASASC State Junior Grain Judging

competition.

Twenty four year old Marilyn began competing nine years ago following an invitation from her Year 8 Ag Science teacher to join the school team for the Albury show and has been competing at regional shows ever since.

Competitors are judged on their fleece handling and judging expertise by assessing four fleeces, ranking them 1-4. Finalists are then asked to deliver an oral report on each fleece.

Marilyn, who is in her final year of eligibility, intends to use her win to inspire other older competitors to keep going.

“As you get older the competition is extremely tough. I want to encourage older entrants not to give up and to keep going,” she said.

“I also want to contribute back to the show societies that have given me so much support by being a mentor to other competitors”

“I learnt by watching and picking up tips so I hope I can pass on my knowledge to others,” said Ms Terlich.

Marilyn also came 5th in RASASC Merino Sheep Judging competition.

Young sister, Lauralee Terlich, was awarded 1st place in the RASASC State Junior Grain Judging competition. Lauralee has been a keen competitor in various sections of show judging for more than 7 years and has competed at the Sydney Royal for the past 5 years.

Entrants in the competition are required to judge the overall best grain from four types – wheat, barley, oats and canola by a process of elimination.

Qualities including protein content, test weight, oil content and colour are assessed. The entrant with the score closest in match to the judge wins.

Lauralee intends to continue competing and mentor up and coming competitors.

“I hope my win helps to raise the profile of Junior Judging and inspire others to enter competition,” she said.

Another Henty girl, Keiley O’Brien came 2nd in RASASC judging

competition.

All three entrants qualified at the Henty Show.

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ANZAC Day

I saw a kid marchin’ with medals on his chest.
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He marched alongside Diggers marching six abreast.

He knew that it was ANZAC Day – he walked along with pride.

He did his best to keep in step with the Diggers by his side.

And when the march was over the kid was rather tired.

A Digger said “Whose medals, son?” to which the kid replied:

“They belong to daddy, but he did not come back.

He died up in New Guinea on a lonely jungle track”.

The kid looked rather sad then and a tear came to his eye.

The Digger said “Don’t cry my son and I will tell you why.

Your daddy marched with us today – all the blooming way.

We Diggers know that he was there – it’s like that on ANZAC Day”.

The kid looked rather puzzled and didn’t understand,

But the Digger went on talking and started to wave his hand.

“For this great land we live in, there’s a price we have to pay

For we all love fun and merriment in this country where we live.

The price was that some soldier his precious life must give.

For you to go to school my lad and worship God at will,

Someone had to pay the price so the Diggers paid the bill.

Your daddy died for us my son – for all things good and true.

I wonder if you understand the things I’ve said to you”.

The kid looked up at the Digger – just for a little while

And with a changed expression, said, with a lovely smile:

“I know my dad marched here today – this is ANZAC Day.

I know he did. I know he did, all the bloomin’ way”.

Today, Australians will gather at Anzac services in villages, towns and cities all across the country.

Many more will gather in far away places; Gallipoli, the Somme, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Singapore, East Timor, Malaya, Kakoda- places where the Anzac spirit has left its mark.

Wherever they are Australians and those from other nations will join together to honour the men and women of our armed forces and remember those who served in conflicts and battles long ago as well as in more recent times.

Please take the time today to remember those who didn’t come home and the families and loved ones left behind, remember their sacrifice, remember their courage, remember their stories and remember, they did it for us and future generations to come.

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Irrigator’s basin concerns

Robert Caldwell holds his submission to the Murray Darling Basin Authority.Forbes farmer Robert Caldwell plans to be at Town Hall next Monday to learn more about the draft Murray Darling Basin Plan.
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The Murray Darling Basin Authority has announced it will hold an ‘open house’ at Forbes Town Hall on Monday afternoon (3.30pm – 5pm), where staff from the MDBA and other government departments will be available to talk to local stakeholders.

Mr Caldwell, who is an irrigation farmer east of Forbes (his property is near Payten’s Bridge over the Lachlan), this week sent off his submission to the plan’s authors, the Murray Darling Basin Authority.

In his second submission to the MDBA, Mr Caldwell says he has no faith in the draft basin plan’s stated objective to set water aside for the environmental recovery of the Murray Darling Basin.

He believes the plan will take too much water out of agriculture and horticultural production and not deliver any of the irrigation efficiencies the Federal Government’s water purchases are supposed to achieve.

Mr Caldwell said irrigators are getting a ‘raw deal’ on the basin plan, and farmers’ rights to reasonable use of water are being slowly dissolved by water reform.

He believes the plan will result in a large reduction in irrigation farming.

“I think half the irrigation farms will disappear,” he said this week.

Mr Caldwell said he has little faith that the O’Farrell NSW Coalition Government would do much to oppose the Federal Labor Government’s plan for the basin.

“I think the O’Farrell / Hodgkinson Government hold the ‘whip hand’ and should reject the reductions on behalf of New South Wales… Labor governments seem to ram through changes without compensation [for primary producers] and the Liberals / Nationals seem unwilling or unable to reverse the damage,” he said.

Mr Caldwell said he doesn’t accept the scientific basis underlining the draft Basin Plan, particularly the water that the South Australian Government says is required to maintain the health of the lower Murray River.

“South Australia is claiming more than their fair share of water,” he said.

“They should remove the barrages [from the lower Murray] and return the estuary to its natural state. This would reduce the need to top up the Lower Lakes with 2,000,0000 ML a year of fresh water in time of drought.”

Mr Caldwell has already written one submission to the MDBA, when it released the guide to the draft plan last year, and hopes his thoughts are taken seriously.

“I am sure my submission will be ignored by the MDBA, but it may be of value to the NSW Government, to Forbes Shire Council and to fellow irrigators,” he said.

The Murray Darling Basin Authority will hold an ‘open house’ at Forbes Town Hall from 3.30pm to 5pm next Monday, March 19.

Those intending to attend are advised to check the MDBA website (www.mdba.gov.au) for any updates on the meeting.

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Floods bad for business

Employees of Forbes electrical business, Shead and Nicholson, Phil Cleal and Glen Read, move stock back to lower shelves after last week’s flood alert.The long-term effects of last week’s flooding are the biggest concern for Forbes business owners, according to the president of Forbes Business Chamber.
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Business Chamber president and Superbee General Manager, Karla Hudson, has sent out a request for feedback on the impact of the floods from chamber members.

Ms Hudson said the early response has indicated that businesses are worried about the longer term impact of the floods on their customers.

She said a large number of businesses had shut down for several days late last week, due to road closures, but owners seemed more worried about the impact after the flood threat had passed.

“Loss of trade was probably the biggest immediate concern, but I think what is worrying businesses more is the long-term affect,” she said.

Ms Hudson said businesses like steel suppliers, rural supplies and engineering firms were concerned how their primary producer clients would cope.

“How long will it take for those farmers who are in low lying areas who have crops flooded to get back in business – that’s the biggest concern,” she said.

Ms Hudson said several businesses had been very busy prior to the floods – particularly supermarkets and pharmacies – but once major roads and streets were closed, many were forced to shut down with staff unable to get through floodwater.

Ms Hudson said she had also received positive feedback from chamber members who praised the regular text messaging and email communication from Forbes Shire Council on latest road closures and river heights, but some are worried whether the shire will be able to pay for repairs to road infrastructure damaged in the floods.

She said the chamber was now asking people to shop locally to help businesses recover.

“We’re just asking people to shop locally – we always ask for people to do that, but if you can get it here, please do, because with losses of 50 to 80 per cent of trade over a week, our local businesses are definitely struggling,” she said.

Business chamber members and other businesses can provide feedback to the chamber by emailing Karla Hudson at [email protected]南京夜网.au.

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The Rock Yerong Creek celebrates 50 years

John Yates former Chief Commissioner of NSW AFL with John Warren former Director of Coaching, Australian National Football Council. Former Club coaches – Bruce Stewart (1979-80), Bob Delanty (1963-64), Bob Driscoll (1977-78), Greg Carroll (1981-82), Bob Little (1965) Jason Brown (2005-07), Matthew Carroll (2003-04), Colin Carroll (1990-91 and 1995) and Peter Elliott (1973-75).
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Lindsay Salter, The Rock Yerong Creek’s first coach in 1962 and current coach Michael Mazzocchi.

Club Legend Don Taylor played 453 games, is a life member of the club, has coached and was president in 1976 and a winner of the Verdon Medal in 1969.

Bill Shaw first president after the amalgamation in 1962 and Lindsay Salter first coach after amalgamation in 1962 reunite.

THE Rock-Yerong Creek celebrated the club’s 50th anniversary on Saturday night at the Yerong Creek Bowling Club.

More than 250 people attended the reunion celebrations following the game against North Wagga.

The reunion brought together past greats of the club as well as present day players and the next generation.

Former Magpies came from as far away as Hervey Bay, Northern NSW and Victoria for the chance to catch up with old friends and team mates.

The Magpies got the day started with two big wins in the first and reserve grades, which only made the night better.

Former coach Bob Delanty was recruited from Collingwood in 1962 and took over the coaching reins in 1963 and 1964.

He had travelled from Tocumwal for the reunion and said it was a marvellous day. “The club has gone from strength to strength since the amalgamation and the local players are the backbone,” he said.

On Saturday night coaches and players from each decade were interviewed and an acknowledgement given to life members.

Former club president and reunion committee chairman Greg Verdon said everyone had enjoyed the day and night.

“The feedback we’ve received has been fantastic and a couple of good wins by the boys made the night that much more enjoyable,” he said.

TRYC players wore commemorative jumpers on the day and they were auctioned off on Saturday night.

“It exceeded our expectations … we left them dirty from the game but that didn’t detract from it,” Verdon said.

A big crowd attended the match and it is estimated about $7000 was taken at the gate.

THE ROCK-Yerong Creek made an ideal start to the season with a comfortable 81-point win over North Wagga on Saturday.

The Magpies never looked in trouble after keeping the Saints scoreless in the opening quarter and extended the lead at each break, finishing 19.13 (127) to 7.4 (46) at Victoria Park.

The win excited the large crowd, who had gathered to celebrate the club’s 50th anniversary. Ryan Chamberlain and

Chris Ward inspired the win with classy displays at either end of the ground.

Playing his first game for the club, Chamberlain racked up 27 possessions through the midfield and across half-back.

While Ward, who missed last year’s premiership with injury, was a man on a mission and kicked seven goals in a dominant performance in attack.

Despite the winning margin, captain-coach Michael Mazzocchi was unimpressed with some aspects of the match.

Yet, in the end he was pleased to come away with a win. “I wasn’t overly happy with the first half but that was more to do with North Wagga’s pressure and all credit to them,” he said. “Overall I was happy with the endeavour but we’ll have to work on our skills and those one percenters. “I’m not rapt with how we got (the win) but the result is what’s important at the end of the day.”

Ward kicked the first goal of the season as TRYC kicked 4.5 (29) to nil in the first quarter. North Wagga ramped up

the pressure in the second quarter and the Magpies struggled to adjust as the game descended into a scrappy, error-riddled affair.

TRYC only managed two goals in the quarter and got an angry response from Mazzocchi at the half-time break as they led 6.8 (44) to 2.2 (14). The team stepped up the tempo in the third quarter and Daniel Hore-Smith booted his first goal for the club.

Dale Hugo spent the majority of the game in the forward line and kicked two quick goals to re-establish TRYC’s hold on the game.

Mazzocchi told his players during the final break to concentrate on their skills in the final quarter and demanded a six-goal finish.

The players responded and their tackling pressure resulted in a number of turnovers which were converted into goals.

Although quiet for the majority of the match Jason Brown stepped up in the final quarter with three goals as the Magpies slammed on seven goals to three. Hugo finished with five majors for the match while Bryan Ball was also a solid contributor before hurting his ankle in the third quarter.

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