南京夜网 13/07/2018

Townes Earle comes to town

COMING TO MILTON: Justin Townes Earle will be bringing his modern-day take on the authentic country music of yore to Milton Theatre in February.Milton Theatre will host renowned signer songwriter JustinTownes Earle this Saturday, February 9.
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Townes Earle was last in Australia in April 2012 forBluesfest and a national run of headline shows in support of his presciently-titledfourth album Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now.

Since April 2012, Justin has since been quiet, working awayon a swag of awesome new tunes, and he is keen to roll out some awesome soundsat his gig this weekend.

He has also spent some time travelling the States impressingall and sundry with his modern-day take on the authentic country music of yore,which was schooled into him from a young age by his legendary old man, SteveEarle.

There have also been whispers of him curating celebrationsfor Woody Guthrie’s centennial celebrations in New York.

He made his debut at producing when he took the helm of thelegendary Wanda Jackson’s new album Unfinished Business.

At the end of the day it doesn’t really matter what he’sbeen up to, only that he’s returning, and he’s bringing his guitar andincredible knack for writing odes for the downtrodden and broken-hearted,something of a speciality for the young man.

And joining him on this trip for his first foray Down Underwill be burgeoning Houston singer-songwriter Robert Ellis who earned widespreadacclaim for his debut album Photographs (New West), and whose sparse yetpoignant wordplay and deft guitar skills will make him the perfect appetiserfor the Justin Townes Earle main course.

Whether you’ve been seeing him continually over the last fewyears or just recently opened your heart and mind to the music of Justin TownesEarle, fans are sure to rejoice at news of his imminent return, and rest safein the knowledge that he’s as excited to be coming back to Australia.

Tickets for Saturday, February 9 show are now availableonline at www.lovepolice南京夜网.au/tours or through Country Leather in Milton.

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南京夜网 13/07/2018

Marketing push for Barossa food and wine

TOURIST ATTRACTION: South Australian Tourism Commission promotional photo of visitors enjoying food and wine at Murray Street Vineyard. True to its word, the South Australian Tourism Commission is ready to give a significant push for tourism to the Barossa Valley.
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Last year, the SATC indicated after a recent long push for Kangaroo Island, the Barossa was in line for promotion.

Director of Marketing at the South Australian Tourism Commission, David O’Loughlin, said the Barossa is currently a key focus for the commission.

“Over the past few months we have been working closely with the region to refine its regional brand positioning as one of Australia’s premier food and wine destinations, and as one of South Australia’s most popular tourist attractions,” Mr O’Loughlin said.

“Prior to Christmas we began campaign development promoting the region which we are hoping to preview for local stakeholders in the next few months.

“The integrated campaign is expected to start in various media (including television) mid-year. While the campaign is still in development, we are incredibly excited about what we believe will be one of our most successful campaigns yet.

“The marketing push will be supported by a strong PR campaign which will see a number of journalists visit the region over the coming months, generating valuable editorial for the Barossa.”

Mr O’Loughlin said the campaign would be measured by an increase in consideration for travel to the region, and other areas of South Australia.

Recently appointed Minister for Tourism Leon Bignell is excited about the Barossa campaign.

“I had several briefings with the commission and look forward to working with them to promote all the Barossa region and this great state has to offer,” Mr Bignell said.

“I am a regular visitor to the Barossa and worked closely with locals on establishing the Character Preservation Bill which has locked in the valuable agricultural lands which make the region so special.

“I have already been in touch with Chris Pfeiffer, chair of Tourism Barossa, and I look forward to working with him and tourism operators in the Barossa.

“The quality of the food and wine, along with the magnificent setting of the Barossa – indeed all of our wine regions – is a message I’m really keen to see delivered to an expanded local, national and international audience.”

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南京夜网 13/07/2018

Blasko mesmerises Milton

BEAUTIFUL BLASKO: Sarah Blasko performs at Milton Theatre. Photo STEPHEN BRAY.Sarah Blasko rolled into our sleepy south coast town for twointense and cinematic style sets at Milton Theatre on Friday, January 25.
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After quickly selling out the 8pm show, managementgraciously opened up a 4pm matinee slot.

These were the first shows of a prolonged national andinternational album tour for I Awake which includes a backing orchestra andvenues such as the Opera House in Sydney, Art Centre in Melbourne as well asvenues in Paris and Berlin.

A cynic might say she was just here to tighten up a band orto re energise before the ardour of the tour proper.

Yes the later set improved on the matinee and I can onlyimagine that the Candelo shows on the Saturday and Sunday were even better butthis was no rehearsal.

Darren Hanlon was a surprise support act.

His lofi story telling was a perfect foil to the intensitywhich was to follow.

Word is that he and Ms Blasko shared a house in the postmillennium.

He brought a beautiful 100 year old guitar and charmed usall.

Hopefully he will be back, perhaps with some of his oldCandle Records’ stable mates or Mick Thomas of Weddings, Parties, Anything famewhose last album Darren recently produced in Portland, Oregon.

I Awake is Sarah Blasko’s fourth long player.

She produced and wrote the album [co writes and addedorchestral arrangements] by herself.

Composed initially on a piano in a house that Sarah lived inby herself in Brighton UK in the first six-months of 2011 the album was thenrecorded in Sweden and Bulgaria.

I Awake has been receiving steady airplay and acclaim sinceits release late last year.

Sarah’s lilting and fragile voice belies the power andintensity of her performance.

There is a dichotomy at the base of her music.

Light but dark, open yet closed.

Honorary local bassist David Symes combined well withSwedish drummer Frederik Rundqvist and allowed David Hunt on keys to draw andlead these songs.

Long-time band fellow Ben Fletcher was flawless on guitar,uke and banjo.

As the warm night progressed the beats became almost trancelike, with Sarah singing, dancing and channelling her Baptist churchupbringing.

The audience was privy to what are very personal stories ofself-revelation and then, hopefully, shared in the epiphanies of understandingand acceptance.

It is heavy-duty subject material wrapped in Kate Bush likecotton candy vocals and though I felt honoured that she had chosen MiltonTheatre as one of only two small venues on this tour, I was still jealous ofthe major cities, as it would have been even better with a backing orchestra.

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南京夜网 13/07/2018

POLL: Top 10 confusing road rules

CONFUSION: Rules governing roundabouts are top of the list of misunderstood regulations for drivers. Should slow cars keep left? Do you need to indicate at roundabouts? And are you allowed to drive through a yellow light?
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These are just some of the road rules likely to have NSW drivers scratching their heads.

Transport for NSW says rules on driving on roundabouts are some of the most misunderstood in the state.

To clear up the confusion, Roads and Maritime Services on Tuesday released a list of the top 10 misunderstood road rules as part of the state’s first road rules awareness week.

NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay says confusion about road rules can lead to frustration but it can also be dangerous.

“The most dangerous [of the 10] is leaving your lights on high beam approaching someone or following someone,” Mr Gay told reporters on Tuesday.

High beam is not permitted if travelling less than 200 metres behind a car going in the same direction or less than 200 metres from an oncoming vehicle.

“The most frustrating [misunderstanding] is people staying in the right-hand lane rather than moving left,” Mr Gay said.

“The rules are quite clear: unless you’re overtaking or making a U-turn or turning to the right you must stay in the left-hand lane over 80km an hour and if it’s signed, even under 80km an hour.”

Other road rules that are poorly understood include drivers having to stop at yellow traffic lights if it is safe to do so and when approaching a roundabout, using indicators if turning left, right or making a U-turn.

The guide was developed by the Centre for Road Safety from community feedback.

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南京夜网 13/07/2018

Group 10 refs to work with the best

TO be the best, you have to beat the best.
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It’s an old sporting saying used time and time again by teams yearning, striving to become the best in their given sport.

To be the best, the Group 10 Referees Association is looking to learn from the best.

Two National Rugby League referees, Phil Haines and Grant Atkins, will be in Bathurst on Saturday, February 9, from 9.30am, running a referee’s training clinic to help boost the skill level of both junior and senior referees ahead of the 2013 season.

Both Haines and Atkins will officiate the NRL trial between the Wests Tigers and the Penrith Panthers the night before at Carrington Park, and have donated their time to help give back to the bush.

Group 10 Referees Association president Nick Lander said it was a perfect opportunity for budding young referees to come out to Carrginton Park, the day after an NRL match, and find out just what it takes to become the best.

“It’s very rare we get a chance like this in the bush,” Lander said.

“To have the calibre of referees such as Phil and Grant coming out to run a clinic in Bathurst, it’s a great way to start the season, especially for those young junior referees we’ve got coming through.”

Haines has refereed 42 first grade NRL games since debuting in the St George Illawarra and Melbourne Storm clash in round 12, 2009.

He refereed 22 top grade games in 2012.

Atkins is one of the game’s up and coming whistle blowers, with the Toyota Cup Grand Final in 2012 atop of his list of accomplishments.

Lander was hopeful junior referees would recognise the rarity of the opportunity and come from all over Group 10 to be part of the clinic, set to begin at 9.30am on February 9.

A question and answer session will be run following the field session and Lander said it would be a good opportunity for senior referees to come along and get a better understanding of what it takes to be an elite rugby league referee.

“Hopefully it provides the association with the perfect springboard for a strong and successful 2013,” he said.

Tickets for the NRL trial in Bathurst are on sale now.

LEADING THE WAY: Referee Phil Haines, pictured during the 2011 NRL season, will share his knowledge with Group 10 referees. Photo: GETTY IMAGES

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南京夜网 13/07/2018

Riders enjoy rallies

Milton Pony Club
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Milton Pony Clubs first rally for 2013 is to be held thisSaturday, February 9, at the club grounds.

New members are always welcomed and new members andreturning members are encouraged to attend at 9am to complete membership formsbefore joining in on the first rally for the year.

2012 was a sensational year for the Club with our dedicatedand talented members competing in gymkhanas, one day events, dressage days,showjumping and zone championships.

We were also lucky enough to have five members qualify andcompete at State level and one at State Camp.

It was very pleasing to see our members improve considerablyover the course of the year.

Rally days are held on Saturdays from 9am.

Dressage, showjumping and cross country are on offer atevery rally as are mounted games, fun days and sporting events.

Horsemanship, proficiency certificates, demonstrations andtheory days are structured into our rally calendar throughout the year.

This year the club intends to again host specialist clinicsby visiting coaches following on their success from last year.

All ages and levels are catered for and parents areencouraged to help out in any way they can.

Our committee will be available on Saturday to answer anyquestions and to finalise membership requirements.

For all enquiries before Saturday, please call Julie on 44545907 or Marion 0439 241 700.

Lake Conjola Pony Club

Wet and windy weather did not deter our members fromattending the first rally for the year on Saturday.

Jo started the rally with some warm up exercises for bothhorse and rider before working on the flat.

With Milton Show coming up our younger riders were keen topractice their workouts in preparation for the big day!

Bailey had his beautiful new pony, Luna, working really wellon the flat and with the grid work that followed.

After a short break the riders enjoyed going through thesporting events that feature in the upcoming championship with everyonerecording some good times.

The day wrapped up with our senior members spending sometime out on the cross country course before the rain settled in.

On a different note, we would all like to wish Steph thevery best of luck for next weekend when she will be travelling to Castlehillfor the judging of the next level of the Showgirl – we will be thinking of you!

Our next rally will be on Saturday 9th commencingat 9am, look forward to seeing you all there – happy riding.

Mollymook Pony Club

The club’s first rally for the year was held on Sunday, whenseven new riders and their horses and ponies, were welcomed.

We hope you all enjoyed your first day at pony club.

Riders worked in two groups with Jumping, Flat Work and TrotPole exercises in the morning and, a little Cross Country and Sporting, in theafternoon.

Thank you again to Jeanette for having everything organisedin the canteen and for serving the hungry riders.

Also thank you to everyone else who helped with setting upthe jumps and equipment.

We have ordered more of the lighter jump wings to help makethis task easier.

The zone has finalised the calendar and the club’s annualgymkhana will be on Sunday, May 5.

Everyone should have got a term one calendar on Sunday.

If anyone missed out or wasn’t there, please let Julie knowand we will get one to you.

On Sunday, Charlotte Millard competed at the Michelago PonyClub Sporting Championships.

There were 17 events held over the two-day competition andCharlotte won eight first, nine seconds and a fifth place.

Entries are being taken for the Helensburgh and the Zone 28Sporting Championships. Please contactJulie at [email protected]南京夜网 for more info or to enter.

The next rally is this Sunday, February 10. Have a great week.

JUMPING: Molymook Pony Club member Sam Woods takes part in the cross country jumping. Photo THERESE SPILLANE.

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南京夜网 13/07/2018

Case of the missing grapes

Vintage has kicked off in the Barossa Valley but it’s not all good news along the grape vines.
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Numerous wineries are reporting a decrease in the number of grapes in the vineyard due to the lack of rain received last year in spring.

While a grape harvest over a hot year in a warm climate can produce a good vintage initial studies have shown excessive climate change can be disastrous.

Chief Viticulturist at Schild Estate, Michael Schild, said they were not too bad off because they started early irrigation on the vineyard.

“Due to a lack of spring rain we haven’t had our usual crop,” Michael said.

“Our rainfall in Rowland Flat was 15 inches last year compared to our average yearly rainfall of 21 inches.”

The lack of spring rain has meant wineries in the Barossa are, on average, down by about 10 to 25 per cent in the number of grapes they would usually produce in a year.

While it doesn’t seem likely that Barossa wineries will run into any financial difficulties, because of the drier season, consumers of Barossa wine can expect to see less 2013 vintage on the shelves.

Two Hands Wines winemaker Matt Wenk said their 2013 vintage season had been influenced by the spring weather in 2011 “when the inflorescence numbers for 2013 are influenced”.

“We saw a reduced yield in early November 2012 and so sourced more fruit to make up for the shortfall,” Matt said.

“We still may have a shortfall but we have good volumes of very good 2012 wines and so can make the 2012 selling cycle longer to make up the 2013 shortfall.”

While some Barossa wineries were too busy picking grapes to comment on the issue Barossa Grape and Wine Acting Chief Executive Officer James March was able to provide an overview on how the vineyards were fairing.

“From speaking with the wineries there has been good quality fruit picked this year,” Mr March said.

Grant Burge Wines chief winemaker Craig Stansborough said it is not only the number of grapes but the berry size and weight that are also smaller than usual.

“We had a very good 2012 which will keep us in good stead for the year ahead,” Craig said.

“It’s a little too early to tell for the red. We are about a week away from picking the shiraz but I’d say we are down about 15 to 20 per cent.”

With other Barossa wineries also reporting about a 15 to 30 per cent drop in shiraz grapes there is going to be a demand placed on the 2013 Shiraz.

While the 2014 crop has been predetermined, Barossa wineries are hoping for a good wet winter and early spring rain to help bring the grapes back.

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Patchy rainfall welcome

Rain during the Australia Day weekend, although patchy, was a welcome boost for farmers who were lucky enough to receive it.
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With 57mm at Dubbo airport, 1.5mm at Lightning Ridge and reports of 0-100mm in the Yass district the rain was extremely patchy.

It was typical of a summer storm, the 105mm we had came heavily, said Graeme Whiteley owner of the property ‘Dunbell’ located between Wellington and Geurie.

“It (the storm) washed silt around and washed a bit of top soil away,” he said

“I’d prefer two inches of nice steady rain rather than four or five inches in a gully-wrenching storm.

“We desperately needed the rain, it’s going to get the lucerne growing and allow us to do a bit of ploughing and prepare for sowing.”

Nyngan NSW DPI agronomist Tim McNee said although Nyngan received very little rain they weren’t that desperate. However West Wyalong AGnVET services agronomist James O’Connor said graziers were looking for more, with a lot of farmers running out of feed and water.

“It was very patchy rain through Ungarie with 36mm in town and only 2mm out of town,

“There’s not much moisture about.

“People are running out of water, the big dams are drying out in the hot weather with a fair few flat-bottomed dams completely bare.

“It was very isolated rain, graziers are looking for more.

“Although cropping farmers aren’t minding the dry spell, they’re hopeful of rainfall at the end of February or early March to get ready for sowing.”

Walgett NSW DPI agronomist Tim Weaver said cotton growers needed rain to finish off their crops.

“There was only 8mm at Burren Junction with very little further west,” he said.

Yass Delta Agribusiness agronomist James Cheetham said the rain was also patchy in his area.

“Rainfall was very well received, however patchy, with 5mm to 100mm,” Mr Cheetham said.

“It was very dry following the extreme heat over the last few weeks. The people who got rain will have a good start coming into autumn however follow-up rain will be needed.”

Graeme Whiteley ‘Dunbell’ said Wellington was lucky enough to receive 105mm of rain while others received nothing and are still looking to the sky for that much-needed break.

RAINFALL ACROSS THE STATE

Dubbo airport 57mm

Lightning Ridge Visitors Centre 1.5mm

Lithgow (Cooerwall) 101.8mm

Walgett airport 0.6mm

Yass 0mm

Nyngan airport 5.6mm

Orange airport 57mm

Bathurst airport 57.4mm

Parkes airport 16.2mm

Cowra airport 6.6mm

Bourke airport 10.2mm

West Wyalong airport 5mm

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南京夜网 13/07/2018

Swimming records smashed

Congratulations to allUlladulla Swim Clubclub members that competed at the 2013 South Eastern Swimming Association (SESA) Championships held last weekend.
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Despite the cool conditions, our team of 36 swimmersproduced outstanding results throughout the weekend, with the club placingthird in the SESA Club Point Score Premiership and Nathan Meacham, Ryan Searleand Isabel Kennedy awarded age champions. As well as securing age championawards, our club members also set a number of new SESA Championships records:

Jayden Farmilo – 10 years 50m and 100m Freestyle

Nathan Meacham – 13 years 50m and 100m Freestyle, 50m and100m Backstroke

Ryan Searle – 11 years 50m and 100m Butterfly

Our club was represented at the championships by JeanelAbbott, Jeirie Abbott, Jesse Abbott, Autumn Beach, Lara Cairns, MackenzieCreech, Temia Dickson, Hannah Fair, Jayden Farmilo, Kye Farmilo, Jacob Fox,Oska Henry, Caleb Howe, Piper Hoyer, Tait Immer, Isabel Kennedy, RebeccaKennedy, Victoria Kennedy, Kai Kent, Caitlyn McPherson, Karla McPherson, ClareMeacham, Nathan Meacham, Chelsea Pheeney, Xanthe Pheeney, Ryan Roklitzer, HarmSchaap, Jonathan Schaap, Liam Searle, Ryan Searle, Archie Skinner, SophiaSotriffer, Maisie Staples, Isabella Surace, Taj Treweek and Alannah Walton.

Based on their performances over the weekend, the followingclub members have been selected to represent SESA at the Speedo Sprint Finalsto be held at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on Saturday, March 9:Jeirie Abbott, Jesse Abbott, Lara Cairns, Jayden Farmilo, Kye Farmilo, JacobFox, Caleb Howe, Victoria Kennedy, Karla McPherson, Clare Meacham, NathanMeacham, Chelsea Pheeney, Xanthe Pheeney, Ryan Roklitzer, Liam Searle, Ryan Searle, Archie Skinner,Taj Treweek, Alannah Walton.

As well as the great performances in the pool, our thanks tothe many parents, grandparents and friends that lent a hand over the weekend tohelp with the many tasks the club is responsible for as hosts of thechampionships.

Club Night A Great Success

Last Wednesday was our first club point score after theChristmas break and the first time our swimmers ‘braved’ the 50m pool.

Congratulations to the following swimmers that produced newpersonal best times last week:

Jeanel Abbott – 100m Free;

Jeirie Abbott – 50m Free;

Patrick Armstrong – 100m Medley;

Sarsha Foran – 50m Back, 100m Free;

Isabel Kennedy – 50m Free;

Kai Kent – 50m Free, 100m Medley;

Caitlyn McPherson – 50m Free, 50m Back;

Karla McPherson – 50m Free, 50m Back, 200m Medley;

Chelsea Pheeney – 50m Free;

Xanthe Pheeney – 50m Free;

Ryan Roklitzer – 50m Free;

Harm Schaap – 50m Free;

Jonathan Schaap – 50m Free;

Ella Simon – 50m Free;

Archie Skinner – 50m Free, 60m Medley;

Isabella Surace – 100m Medley;

Beth Tomlinson – 25m Back;

Lily Tomlinson – 100m Medley;

Jono Went – 50m Free;

Lara Young – 15m Back.

This week’s events are Freestyle (15m, 25m, 50m, 100m,400m), Breaststroke (15m, 25m, 50m, 100m) as we as an Optional swim – yourchoice of stroke and distance (15m, 25m 50m, 100m, 200m).

If you didn’t submit your entries by Tuesday lunchtime,please make sure you report to the Recorder on pool deck by 5.45pm tonight.

Come And Join Our Club

Our club caters for swimmers of all ages and abilities, withour members swimming for fun, fitness and personal swimming development.

Our club members regularly travel to carnivals in the localarea, as well as the ACT and Sydney, supported by club coach, Dene Roulstone.

New swimmers are welcome to come and trial swimming club fora couple of weeks before joining as a member.

For more information, call 0437 406 480 or turn up at thepool on Wednesday evening at 5.45pm and see a member of the committee.

Ulladulla Swim Club club members at the 2013 South Eastern Swimming Association (SESA) Championships held last weekend

Swimmers in action.

Swimmers in action.

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Colts coaches like what they see

DESPITE just one representative from 2012 colts champions Dubbo Roos making the trip, Central West under 21s coach John Hamilton saw enough promise at Sunday’s trials in Orange to point to a successful 2013 campaign.
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Blowing out the cobwebs ahead of this year’s Country Week in Tamworth over two days from March 23, 31 of the region’s colts were put through an opposed session at Endeavour Oval last weekend.

Coaches Hamilton and Steve Hamson were optimistic about the talent on hand, preferring to move on from the Dubbo brushing and focus on the six-week preparation ahead for the preliminary 29-man squad selected after the trial.

“We’ve got to work with what we’ve got,” Hamilton said.

“These kids that turned up are keen to play and want to be there and that’s what we want.

“There’s definitely some potential there too. There’s always good colts from Bathurst and we had some kids straight out of school with Stannies and Kinross that aren’t really aligned with any club yet. There’s plenty to work with.”

Last year’s Blowes Clothing Cup colts runners-up Orange City were well represented with Joe Alexander, Matt Foliaki, Rob Palaki, Blake Hummerston, Jack Grant and Terry Brown all at Endeavour Oval on Sunday.

They’re in line to help the Central West Rugby Union colts outfit, that came within six points of claiming the 2012 title after going down 23-17 to Newcastle in the grand final on the Central Coast last March, atone for last year’s loss.

Hamilton said the goal 12 months on was simple.

“To try and go one better than last year,” he laughed.

“That’s virtually the aim. It’s everyone’s goal to win it all.”

He added the colts championship also acted as a professional springboard for players ambitious enough to embark on a career playing rugby union.

“It’s also a good chance to have the kids noticed by some of the powers that be in Sydney,” Hamilton said.

“Country kids don’t get a lot of opportunities in that regard so there’s that opportunity there for them now.”

The Central West colts already have trial matches against Sydney University and Canberra Royals lined up in March, but Hamilton and Hamson are also lobbying to have practice matches against Gordon and another Sydney club approved for the end of February.

“It’s quite a short preparation,” he said with just six weeks before the first match at country week in Tamworth.

“They’re only young blokes, we’ll probably get them playing as many games as possible together rather than training. They’ll learn more together that way.”

GOING HARD: Tom Nell (with ball) in action at the Central West under 21s trials at Endeavour Oval on Sunday. Photo: STEVE GOSCH 0203sgrugby

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