Home' Tennant and District Times : 2015-0123 TDT Contents 12 TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 23 JANUARY 2015
By WAYNE GREEN
The Tennant and District
Times is published by
Jasmin Afianos, 139
Paterson Street, Tennant
Creek NT 0860, and
printed by Peter Baldwin,
Mount Isa Qld 4825.
The Tennant & District
Times is published
by Jasmin Afianos,
139 Paterson Street,
Tennant Creek NT
0860, and printed by
NT News - Darwin
Print Centre, 1
Darwin NT 0800.
TWENTY-ONE athletes commence train-
ing next week in preparation to attend the
South Australian Little Athletics Individual
Championships which will be held at San-
tos Stadium in Adelaide on 21-22 March.
For the athletes, the trip is a reward for their attendance,
participation and performances during the 2014 season.
Each athlete will compete in up to five events and has
to meet a set qualifying standard.
Around 1,000 athletes will compete over the weekend.
Over the next eight weeks, athletes will be out and
This is the fifth year Tennant Creek has competed
thanks to the fantastic support of the Tennant Creek
A quiz night is being planned for 14 February 14.
Details will be advertised in the coming weeks.
train for SA
Wednesday 4th February.
STARTS MID FEBRUARY
Anyinginyi Sport ‘n’ Rec Purkiss Reserve, Ambrose St
We’re open from 6am - 8pm Monday to Friday and 5pm - 8pm Sunday.
Men’s and Women’s
competitions - Thursday nights
Wednesday 4th February.
STARTS MID FEBRUARY.
For more information & registration forms, please contact Sports ’n’ Rec on 8962 1959.
Follow in Dodson-Shaw’s
who were inspired
by Adrian Dodson-
shaw’s efforts in last
year’s new York Mar-
athon now have the
chance to follow in
The Tennant Creek man,
who now lives in West-
ern Australia, participated
as part of the Indigenous
Marathon Project (IMP)
and says it changed his life.
He gave up drinking, took
up training and lost 18 kilo-
grams along the way.
But crossing the finish line
wasn’t the end for Dodson-
He plans to run the North
Pole Marathon in April - a
long way and the antithesis
of the scorched outback
where he was raised.
He’ll be the first-ever In-
digenous Australian to land
at the North Pole and trudge
through ice and snow to
compete in the marathon.
The Indigenous Marathon
Project is now offering
more Indigenous people the
opportunity, calling on “de-
termined, committed and
aged 18-30 to participate in
this year’s marathon.
Applications close on 31
January but there will still
be an opportunity to join at
the try-outs later in the year.
IMP coach, Mick Rees,
said participation in the
New York Marathon is the
chance to be part of a life-
changing experience and
that opportunities continue
long after the runners cross
the marathon line.
Sports grant for Council
THE Barkly Regional Council has received a
$20,000 grant to produce a master plan for
Tennant Creek’s regional sport and recre-
ation facilities upgrade.
The money is part of a $1.1 million sporting boost from
the NT Government.
Minister for Sport and Recreation Gary Higgins said the
latest round of Facility and Capital Equipment (FACE)
grants support organisations to provide sport and recre-
ation captivities to all Territorians.
“With the assistance of the grants, organisations will be
able to provide high quality, well planed and sustainable
facilities that encourage physical activity,” he said.
“The funding is an important part of the Country Liberal
Government’s aim to build on the already fantastic sport-
ing and recreational opportunities here in the Territory.
“The grants funding has been distributed right across
the Territory, in each main centre as well as in remote
Mr Higgins said organisations can apply for up to
$50,000 in grants or a $100,000 grant over two years.
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