Disability advocate to give Aus day message

DISABILITY advocate Alex Jones will lead the line-up next Monday as Tenterfield stops to mark Australia Day.
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Michigan born Alex Jones (second from left) will be the Australia Day ambassador for Tenterfield this year.

Tenterfield’s Memorial Hall will host the day of celebration as businesses and locals come together to recognise our town’s best with the annual Australia Day Awards Ceremony.

This year, Tenterfield will welcome Alex Jones as the Woolworths Australia Day Ambassador.

Alex Jones is an actor, theatre director, performer and an ambassador for the International Day of People with a Disability.

Last year’s ambassador Steve Widders, served on the NSW Disability Council after being declared medically blind in 1990.

A Kamilaroi descendant, Mr Widders speech was built around a message of “we are one”.

Mr Jones is expected to continue the theme, being a strong advocate for deaf persons.

Alex was born in Michigan deaf to deaf parents.

He went on to study theatre professionally at New York University and then was recruited by the Australian Theatre of the Deaf in 1997.

As an actor, he has appeared on a number of stage productions, films and television shows and has provided consulting services to the film industry in Australia and abroad.

In 2003 Alex co-founded an innovative and social-enterprise company, Ai-Media, to deliver captioning services for broadcasters.

Alex is currently on the board of People with Disability Australia and Deaf Sports Australia.

He has also served as an ambassador for the NSW ‘Don’t DIS my ABILITY’ campaign for the International Day of People with Disability in NSW for six-years.

He is a very proud father to two boys, one of whom is deaf.

Mr Jones says it has always been his passion to see that deaf people are given unlimited opportunities to live their life without any barriers.

The day will kick off with the Minsters Fraternal Church Service at 8am followed by light breakfast on the deck of the RSL Pavilion.

The Civic Welcome and Awards Ceremony will commence at 9am and is expected to conclude at 10.30am.

In recognition of the Centenary of Anzac, the Tenterfield Light Horse Troop will conduct the Flag Raising Ceremony and the Ambassador’s address will be based on this theme.

For people looking to continue their celebrations, the Commercial Boutique Hotel will be holding a Triple J Hottest 100 party over the course of the day.

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And the nominees are …

SENIOR SPORTS PERSON OF THE YEAR
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Richard Woodbridge nominated by Boorowa Ex-Services Squash Club.

JUNIOR SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR

– 18 YEARS AND UNDER

Michael Hinds nominated by Boorowa Amateur Swimming Club and Boorowa Central School.

Brock Ritchie nominated by Boorowa Amateur Swimming Club and Boorowa Central School.

Parrish Brown nominated by Boorowa Central School.

Madeline Edwards nominated by Boorowa Central School.

Tracey Noakes nominated by Boorowa Central School.

Jacob Carmody nominated by Boorowa Central School.

Charlee Griffiths nominated by Boorowa Central School.

Alex Blomfield nominated by Boorowa Central School.

Molly Stephens nominated by Boorowa Central School.

Jack Hinds nominated by Boorowa Central School.

JUNIOR SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR

– 12 YEARS AND UNDER

Jai Allison nominated by Boorowa Amateur Swimming Club.

Sam Corkhill nominated by St Joseph’s Primary School – Boorowa.

Marlie McIntosh nominated by Boorowa Central School.

Joshua Gurney nominated by Boorowa Central School.

Amanda Noakes nominated by Boorowa Junior Rugby League Football Club and Boorowa Central School.

Connor Corcoran nominated by Boorowa Central School.

SPORTING TEAM OF THE YEAR

Rye Park P6 Relay Team (Swimming) nominated by

Rye Park Public School.

Boorowa Central School 16 Years Girls 4 x 100m Relay State Team

nominated by Boorowa Central School.

Boorowa Central School Boys All Age 6 x 50m Freestyle Team

nominated by Boorowa Central School.

Boorowa Central School 16 Years Boys 4 x 50m Freestyle State Team

nominated by Boorowa Central School.

Boorowa Central School Super 8 Cricket Team nominated by

Boorowa Central School.

CLUB PERSON OF THE YEAR

Jo Rowley nominated by Boorowa Rugby Club.

Garry Martin nominated by Boorowa Gun Club.

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Darts on the horizon for 2015

For those who have missed going to the local on a Thursday night and throwing a friendly spear at a little round board, fear not. It’s almost time.
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Yes, the darts slumber is nearly over and next Wednesday on January 28th anyone who is interested in darts is welcome to attend a meeting at the Top Pub commencing at 7.00pm.

This meeting will be critical in getting the darts going for 2015 and at least one representative from last year’s teams and any potential new ones is urged to attend. It is expected that after this meeting the darts will commence in mid to late February.

Darts has been massive in Boorowa over recent years but we are constantly looking for innovative ideas to keep it that way. The big achievement last year was the amount of ladies that are now participating in this rapidly expanding world game. You don’t have to be fit, if you can lift 22 grams (the average weight of a dart), you can play.

The only requirement of the competition is $2 per week and your ability to have a laugh and a good time.

Last year saw the three grades formed which seemed to work reasonably well.

The format, structure, and length of the competition will all be discussed at this meeting along with any other ideas for the new competition.

So if you have an idea or want to have a say, Wednesday 28th at 7pm at the Top Pub is the place to do it.

We may even have a game after the meeting. It’s going to be another bumper season so don’t miss out. See you there and at the boards around the traps.

-Double Top

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Roxby cricket wrapPHOTOS

Roxby cricket wrap | PHOTOS Troy Moulders bowls.
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Adrian Boulten glances a ball in front of Dan Westcombe.

Adrian Boulten cuts a ball away in front of wicketkeeper Dan Westcombe.

Adrian Boulten drives outside the off stump.

Chad Rathayake follows through.

Sachira Muthakumarana bowls.

Seb Grigg chases a ball.

TweetFacebookThe rain put the kibosh on round 16 yet, judging by this week’s scores the storm put off the inevitable for the next team to get a cricket lesson from Olympic Dam.

Last Friday it was Hornridge’s turn to feel what it’s like getting the cricketing equivalent of a pitchforking from the Devils, managing a pitiful 38 runs.

OD batted first with B Hill keeping the runs ticking over with 65 before being bowled by C Rainsford.

C Nichols was sent packing, only after the opener added 54.

Despite the shellacking hats off to the Hornridge bowling attack of M Hammerling 2/19, B Rynne 2/32, and one wicket each to C Denbesten and C Rainsford.

The disposal of OD’s Hill and Nichols and keeping the green and gold tail end in reasonable check was arguably the only positive the Magpies could take from a game the cricketing gods had earmarked for the boys from the dam.

With only three runs coming from opening batsmen J Way and J Shepperd, Way run out and Shepperd being caught by Nichols from the bowling of Langdon, it was the start of the bitter end for the ‘Pies.

There were more ducks than a pond when Rynne, Rainsford, Scollin and Malm were all dismissed without putting a run on the board.

K Gohel top scored for Hornridge with 18 and 10 to C Denbesten.

OD bowling figures were all looking very attractive with L Holbrook 3/5, S. Holbrook 2/8, J Langdon 2/8, R. Ravner 1/0, P. Glover 1/2.

The ‘Pies were put out of their misery in the 28th over for 38.

With a blitzkrieg bowling attack backed up by superb ground fielding, OD displayed the kind of cricket that has kept them at the top of the heap for the last four years.

In the other game played last week end Andamooka suffered the same fate as the Magpies with a 55 to 158 run kick in the googlies by the Rogues Cricket Club.

Despite being in the rare position of having players to spare, the extra depth of talent wasn’t enough to stop the Rogues rampaging through the ‘Roos line up.

A nice gift for captain Paul Polujnikoff and his family’s newest arrival Isaac James Polujnikoff, born last Saturday night at 7:39pm.

The Roxby Downs Sun would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Paul and Lisa.

Dream come true for Kimba women

BRILLIANT: Jaime and Kerri Cliff on their Snowy Mountain ride.KIMBA’S Kerri Cliff and daughter Jaime returned from a five-day horse riding safari in the Mount Kosciuszko National Park this week.
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The pair went with Reynella Rides on the recommendation of Leah Harradine who did the same ride last year.

Riding in a group of 14 people of varying backgrounds and ability and camping in the Snowy Mountains was “an adventure to remember”.

Mrs Cliff said some of the trip’s highlights included riding up and down the steep mountain terrain, seeing hundreds of wild brumbies and wild flowers, crossing rivers and creeks.

“We enjoyed the variable weather experienced in the New South Wales high country near Adaminaby and our drizabone’s were a daily requirement but usually only for about an hour,” she said.

“We couldn’t have wished for a better experience with a fun group, competent young leaders, complete with Irish chef and of course sure-footed mountain horses to keep us all safe over the often quite treacherous ground.

“It certainly gave you an insight to the lives of early settlers and the feeling of The Man From Snowy River country and we covered about 140km over the week.”

The ride started and finished at hosts, Roslyn and John Rudd’s sheep and cattle property Reynella which is just a short drive from Adaminaby.

Mrs Cliff said the ride had fulfilled a lifelong dream for her and her daughter and would not be forgotten.

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