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TOO much football is never enough in
the Territory, and Telstra is all for it.
In fact they are distributing $100,000 in $5,000
grants to 20 lucky clubs which can justify why
they should get a financial helping hand.
Telstra Area General Manager for the Northern
Territory, Brian O’Keefe, is encouraging official
club representatives from registered Northern
Territory local football clubs to enter the Telstra
Club Commitment program.
“Local Australian Football clubs play an
important role in the community as they are
a place for friends and families to spend time
together over a shared passion for the game,”
Mr O’Keefe said.
“Telstra believes in the importance of support-
ing local clubs and communities.”
The Eagles is a local club which will be ap-
plying for one of these grants.
Dylan Thorn is the secretary of the Eagles
Football Club and was very encouraged by the
news that Telstra was running this program.
“I can think of many ways that our club could
use a $5,000 grant but one thing stands out in
my mind,” he said.
“At the end of every season players often
give away their jerseys so purchasing t-shirts
in Eagles colours with a logo would be a good
use of the grant, then we could distribute them
amongst the fans.”
Registered local football clubs can enter the
draw and club supporters can do their bit as well
by visiting www.telstraclubcommitment.com.au
and stating why they deserve to win a grant, and
what the club would spend the grant on. If you’d
like to help your club win a grant, simply find
your club at www.telstraclubcommitment.com.
au and upload a photo that demonstrates your
creativity and support. Just for getting behind
your club, you could win a football signed by
Mark LeCras from the West Coast Eagles and
Chris Mayne of Fremantle Dockers fame.
Grants for football clubs
Chris Mayne and Mark LeCras.
THE Federal Court of
Australia will spend 10
days in Tennant Creek
as part of a month-long
trial into the contro-
versial nomination of
Muckaty as a site for the
proposed national radio-
active waste dump.
Traditional owners are chal-
lenging the nomination pro-
cess, saying they did not give
consent to the Northern Land
Council (NLC) to offer the site
to the Federal Government.
There is a possibility that
some evidence will be heard
on country at Muckaty during
the trial to be held throughout
Beyond Nuclear Initiative
Coordinator, Nat Wasley, wel-
comed the news that the court
ordered evidence to be taken
in Tennant Creek.
“This will allow more local
people to attend the proceed-
ings,” she said.
“It is appropriate and im-
portant that evidence relating
to the land and people’s con-
nection to the Muckaty area is
heard on that country.”
A rally will be held in Ten-
nant Creek the week prior
to the commencement of the
Scheduled for 25 May, the
date marks seven years since
Muckaty was nominated by
“Seven years is a long time to
have a nuclear cloud hanging
over the Barkly,” Ms Wasley
“We hope the Federal Court
will deliver justice after what
has been a long struggle.
“We know there is strong
support in Tennant Creek,
throughout the Territory and
right across the country and
this has given strength to all
those involved in the cam-
Last night the Maritime
Union of Australia NT Branch
hosted a sell-out fundrais-
ing dinner in Darwin which
featured a keynote address by
Territory Senator Nova Peris.
The hearing will be held in
Melbourne from 2-6 June,
from 9-17 June in Tennant
Creek and from 19 June to 4
July in Darwin.
Federal Court to convene in
Tennant during Muckaty trial
THERE have been many great duets.
Sonny and Cher, Lennon and McCartrney -
Buckingham and Nicks for instance.
Well, now we have Johanna and Paul.
Thrown together in the school yard at the Ten-
nant Creek High School, these two musicians
were bound to make a splash.
They had their first gig at Harmony Day with
a four-song set, then without hesitation, dived
in at the deep end and opened for local rock
legends, UBX, at the Sporties recently.
Johanna is from Germany and came to Tennant
Creek as an au pair.
“Back at home I have my own band together
with my brother,” she said.
“I play the keys and the guitar but I love sing-
ing and writing songs the most,“ Johanna said.
Paul Tighe, Mr T to his students at the High
School, is the resident music teacher and a
“I am a multi instrumentalist but the guitar is
my passion,” he said.
“There is nothing like playing live and teaming
up with Johanna.”
The pair hasn’t got a firm recording contract,
but they have fun on stage and will surely do
some more shows in town before Johanna re-
turns to Germany, to begin university.
So keep a look out for the duo and don’t miss
their next performance, it will be worth it.
Musical duo a hit on stage
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