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THE Sporties Spitfires Football Club is set to become
the first sporting club in the Barkly Region to launch an
in-house domestic violence action plan.
While the club’s 11th premiership flag is the main focus for the
weekend, the Spitfires will also be making a significant off-field
community leadership commitment when it formalises an agreement
to work with the ‘No More’ team to develop its domestic violence
action plan today.
Spitfires coach and committee representative Randall Gould has
been a part of the club’s many on-field successes over the years and
he believes sports clubs can have, and should try to have, a positive
influence on community standards.
“By adopting a domestic violence action plan and working along-
side the ‘No More’ campaign our club can play a role in helping to
promote better community awareness on family violence issues,
and develop club strategies to better assist those within our ranks
that are impacted by it,” he said.
Alice Springs-based ‘No More’ campaign workers Roy Arbon and
Stan Coombe have been working towards getting local sports clubs
to implement their own plans, and the Spitfires’ commitment comes
shortly after AFLCA Division 1 grand finalists Ti Tree Roosters
made a similar commitment earlier this month.
“We want all local sports clubs to consider this approach, and we
commend the Sporties Spitfires on their pro-active response by
becoming the first football club in the Barkly region to put their
hand up to officially adopt a DVAP,” said Arbon.
The DVAP includes a club commitment to hold playing group
family violence awareness education sessions, provide assistance
and advice on accessing counselling services, and other strategies
as they are suggested and developed by the playing group during
their DV awareness education sessions.
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BAFL SEMI FINALS SPIRIT
School attendance levels were on the rise this week, so much so that almost
all children of the local living areas of Mulga and Tingkarli attended school.
The Yellow Shirts and PaCE teams worked with Truancy to get as many
children to school as possible and it seemed to be pay off.
The Mulga and Tingkarli children were ready and waiting for the school
bus and the Yellow Shirts and PaCE teams transported them to another
exciting day at school.
Keep up the good work children and families, your efforts are much
On another note, Papulu Apparr-Kari Aboriginal Corporation (PAK) would
like to state that it is a Language Centre which provides a service to the
people and communities across the Barkly region. PAK’s role is to look
after as many Indigenous languages as possible, not just care about one.
“We are an organisation that is here to benefit the people of the Barkly
region in any way that will improve and empowering community members,”
PAK CEO Karan Hayward said.
“This was the wishes of our elders that our Centre is for all and the empire
that has been stated that we are building is for the community and future
generations, which will be here long after we all have past.”
“So be proud of what is to be built and think more about the community
than yourself and what’s in it for me. A community can be great if we all
work together, not attack or bully each other.”
PAPULU APPARR–KARI ABORIGINAL CORPORATION
School attendance on rise at Mulga & Tingkarli
l Mulga and Tingkarli students on
their way to school this week.
TENNANT Creek Speedway held its annual 60 Lapper
last weekend as well as the final round for the Junior
Fresh from winning the NT Street Stock Title, Justin Brumfield
was out to show why he is number one.
In Heat 1, Rod Berry prove he was to be reckoned with, taking
the glory of first place.
Col Fry’s hopes seemed to be dashed when his car started huffing
and puffing out smoke, causing him to pull infield.
On the second heat, only four cars emerged as Brett Brooks and
Fry had huge mechanical failures.
Not to let the locals down, the Black Shadow came out scream-
ing driven by Allan Spence.
Spence made sure the out-of-towners knew that this was his
track and he wanted the prize as much as anyone else.
As much as Brumfield, in his Blue Lightning Bolt, tried to chase
down the Black Shadow it was always going to be Spence’s race,
with Spence taking out the second heat.
A last-minute decision was made by all drivers and committee
that the 60 Lapper was to be declared at 30 laps due to the fear
no cars would be left by the end of it.
It was local lads Spence, Shaun Jones and Fry after some hard
work to get back out racing against Darwin’s Brumfield and
Alice Springs Rod Berry.
Spence took off in the Black Shadow but it wasn’t long before
Brumfield was able to take the lead from him.
Alas Black Shadow could not complete the first 15 laps and had
to pull infield. Brumfield held onto the lead for the first 15 laps
followed by Jones, Berry and Fry.
The crowd was in anticipation of what the next 15 laps would
hold as the drivers turned around and made their way around the
track to start the next 15 laps.
No rest for the wicked, the boys gave it their all.
Brumfield took the lead early.
Fry in his bumblebee put on a bit of a show in the last couple
of laps when his car became the Flaming Bumblebee.
With the quick response from Tennant Creek Fire Crew every-
thing was safely put out.
No matter what the others tried it was Brumfield that dominated
the second half and took the win like the legend he is.
Final Results were: Brumfield 1st, Berry 2nd and Jones 3rd.
Not to be outdone by the adults, the Junior Sedans put on a show
for everyone all night in their heats and feature races.
In the Rising Stars, Michael Jones had a go with the more ex-
perienced juniors, as Keira had some issues and was unable to
come out in the second heat.
Michael did extremely well and held his own with the other lads.
Not sure what happened with Keira but she came out with a
vengeance in the third heat and it was on between her and Jones.
With a new found groove Keira showed she was someone to
not take lightly.
In the last corner of the third heat they changed positions three
times but it was Keira who came out on top.
In the feature Keira came out blazing.
With her and Michael tussling for the lead throughout the race
it was down to who could hold their line better.
Keira must have put the wind up Michael as he didn’t hold his
line and made a few errors.
This allowed Keira to get away from him and take out her first
The All Stars always put on a good race and this night was no
Lance Carew dominated most of the heats but when it came
down to the feature, Nick Tregea wasn’t going to let him off easy.
Locals Jack Yates and Jayden Giezendanner also had been racing
hard during the heats and wanted a piece of the action.
Unluckily Jack got a piece of the wall with his car and had to
pull out of the final.
Lance had the lead early in the race but with some magnificent
driving Nick moved from rear of field to take the lead off Lance.
Nick held Lance off until the last couple of laps, when Lance
made his move and got under him.
Final results were Lance Carew followed by Nick Tregea and
All you racing fans keep the 26 September free as it is an action-
packed night at speedway with the Tennant Creek Titles being
held for all divisions and the Josh Reid Memorial.
By KAREN HARLAN
Brumfield on a roll as he wins 60
Lapper at Tennant Creek Speedway
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