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Tennant Creek, Northern Territory
Registrations are now open for the male competition and female competition and close on Friday 21st March 2014.
Contact Anyinginyi Sport and Recreation for registration forms on (08) 8962 1959
As part of the Friday Night Games, we present the...
Starts Friday 21 March 2014
Targeting 14-26 year olds
Anyinginyi runs Friday Night Games at the Sports and
Recreation Centre and we are pleased to re-launch the games
for 2014 with a basketball competition.
The basketball competition will begin on Friday 21st March,
starting from 5pm with a registration evening during which
there will be games, prizes, meals and music to begin the
The target audience for this is the youth of the Barkly region,
however we would be very pleased to have some adults
participate as well – either through playing, coaching or
From this, registered teams will then compete each Friday
night in a local competition with multiple games.
Friday Night Games
• Latest beats • Multiple games per night
• Prizes • Party atmosphere
Registrations are now open and for more
information, please contact the AHAC
Sports and Recreation team on
8962 1959 or come and see us.
Sports & Rec
~ Prevention is the Solution ~
GTNT (Group Training
NT) and Power Com-
drew a enthusiastic
crowd of about 100
interested locals to
their official launch
in Tennant Creek on
Monday evening at
the Battery Hill Com-
Attendees were treated
to a GTNT history lesson
by GTNT Marketing and
ager, Daman Foy, which
put into perspective all
the major events that had
occurred in the world since
1989, the year GTNT be-
A lot had happened in the
last 25 years and GTNT
had come from the humble
beginnings of one office,
two staff and seven ap-
prentices to managing
over 350 apprentices and
trainees supported by over
230 host employers.
Other speakers on the
night were Simon Frost,
chair of the board of Power
Community Ltd and Paul
Engagement and Employ-
ment Manager for Power
After the formalities, it
was time for the man ev-
eryone came to see, Gavin
Wanganeen, to say a few
Gavin was also gracious
enough to pose for numer-
ous photos with his fans
and no one missed out
on a chance to pose with
the legendary “attacking
Daman Foy was most im-
pressed with the launch of
the campaign in Tennant
Creek and is confident the
Willpower program will
be a great success.
To see more informa-
tion about the launch and
photos from the night, go
to GTNT on Facebook and
“like” the page.
Mentoring program launched
STAR POWER: Gavin Wanganeen talks with local youth at the
Willpower launch on Monday. Top right, Gavin with Barkly Regional
Council President Barb Shaw.
FOSTER kids and their families are in for a treat this Sat-
urday with the first ever CREATE Splash Party at Tennant
Creek Swimming Pool.
The Department of Children and Families has joined forces with
the CREATE Foundation – a non-government organisation aimed
at creating a better life for children and young people in care – to
organise the fun time and help foster kids and families in Tennant
to connect more.
“This is an important event for Tennant foster families, because they
get to come together and celebrate the vital role they play in the life of
our children in care,” DCF Barkly region manager Marnie Dillon said.
“We’re hoping to organise more events like this in the future and
we’re also encouraging our children in care to join the CREATE
Club so they have access to the resources, events and information
that CREATE can offer.”
Tania Warren, Senior Community Facilitator from CREATE, said
the organisation is looking forward to building stronger ties in Ten-
“CREATE are thrilled to be able to come to Tennant Creek and
we’re looking forward to meeting the young people, carers and DCF
staff,” she said.
There are 13 foster kids in Tennant Creek and DCF has also invited
potential foster carers to the Splash Party.
“Anyone thinking about becoming a foster carer is welcome to
come and chat with us,” Ms Dillon said.
The Splash Party is on tomorrow, Saturday 22 March, from 10am.
Making a splash for kids
FIGURES show domes-
tic violence offences in
the Barkly region have
Police believe the reduction is
linked to Strike Force Datsun, an
operation to reduce personal and
domestic violence-related crime
by ten per cent.
Chief Minister Adam Giles
says the Barkly has long been a
hot spot for family violence and
he’s proud of his Government’s
efforts in tackling the problem
“Since July last year, about 70
per cent of all violent crime in
the region involved a domestic
relationship with 70 per cent
of those cases linked to alcohol
consumption,” he said.
“In February, offences against
the person were down 11 per
cent compared to the same time
in 2013 so I congratulate the
Northern Territory Police on
their work in the Barkly on this
Chief Minister Giles said alco-
hol was clearly an influential fac-
tor in domestic violence and that
was being addressed through the
Government’s Alcohol Protec-
“More than 150 people in Ten-
nant Creek and the wider Barkly
region are now banned from
buying, possessing or drink-
ing alcohol under one of these
orders” he said.
offences down in
the Barkly region
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