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Sun hasn’t set on SunRice takeover bid

LEGACY REMAINS: A farmer tends to his crop at a property near Coleambally. The local rice industry remains at loggerheads, 12 months on from a decision to reject a lucrative foreign takeover bid.OLD wounds have reopened in the local rice industry 12 months on from a takeover bid that almost tore SunRice and its growers apart.
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An announcement by the Leeton-based company this week that it would undertake a comprehensive review has inflamed tensions and sparked accusations of “skullduggery”.

Shareholders narrowly rejected a lucrative $610 million bid for the company from Spanish food giant Ebro last year, despite claims from pro-sale proponents that Sunrice was overburdened with debt and faced with an uncertain future.

SunRice chairman Gerry Lawson and the company’s board will attend Ricegrowers’ Association (RGA) branch meetings this week to explain the new review and the company’s 2011/12 performance.

A strong profit result is expected, with overall paddy prices for the crop to top $250 a tonne and a plan to further reduce the company’s debt, including a move to drop its gearing ratio to below 70 per cent.

For opponents of the Ebro takeover, the strong financial bounceback proves irrefutably SunRice should never have been sold.

“The board told us at the time that we were a walking disaster; the company was broke and we would never see an end to the debt,” third generation Widgelli grower Chris Morshead said.

“It was just garbage and a lot of the information we were given at the time was very poor. There was a lot of scaremongering and skullduggery.

“There’s been a lot of anger in the last week since these numbers came out … we were going to sell our own industry based on wrong information.

“What’s happened since vindicates the no vote.”

Mr Morshead said he and other growers had “copped a pizzling” at the time for voting no.

SunRice CEO Rob Gordon conceded the company had enjoyed a solid 12 months since the vote, but argued its debt load was still too high.

“We have benefited from a range of factors over the past 12 months … which has surpassed all expectations,” Mr Gordon said.

We need to focus on realising the opportunities that will position SunRice well for the future and create wealth for all shareholders. Part of this journey is reducing our gearing further.”

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Future looks green

THE Murrumbidgee shire is on the brink of becoming a major ethanol hub with a $3 million development given the go-ahead this month and two more ethanol plants in the pipeline.
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The $3 million development on Bull Road, Coleambally is the brainchild of local farmer Larry Walsh and aims to use crop by-products to produce the alternative fuel.

Another much larger development by energy giant Eagle Energy, earmarked for a parcel of land between the Point and Coly, remains in the planning stage.

Murrumbidgee Shire Council general manager Carolyn Upston said the ethanol plant push in the district was a potential bonanza for the area.

“It shows our area is getting the reputation as a place to do business,” Ms Upston said.

“This will not only provide employment for the economy, but it will show others with a vision that there are endless possibilities in the Murrumbidgee shire.

“There’s an attitude out there now that things can happen here.”

She said a number of other “very big” announcements for the shire were expected in the coming months.

The Bull Road development was passed under delegated authority, meaning councillors were not required to vote on it.

But at the latest council meeting, a number of councillors – including mayor Phil Wells – expressed concern at the process, calling on council’s director of environment services Doug Bourke to prepare a report with more information for the next council meeting.

When quizzed about the development, Cr Wells refused to comment, saying the nature of the development should not be made public until the report was sent back to council.

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Terrific trio top-notch in rep games

RISING STARS: Coleambally girls Jemma Goudie, Molly Young and Abbey Young have just returned from a successful foray into representative netball.COLY’S netball girls have returned from a highly successful representative stint.
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Jemma Goudie (under 15s), Molly Young (under 13s) and Abbey Young (under 11s) have just returned from representing the South West Junior Football Netball League (SWJFNL) in their clash with Northern Riverina Football League on Sunday, June 3 in Leeton.

In a stellar day for the SWJFNL girls, the under 15s won 40-23, the under 13s were narrowly defeated 28-24 and the under 11s triumphed 48-6.

The Coly girls played superbly, with Abbey Young named best player in the under 11s side.

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Gajdosovas grab title from Stosurs

CHAMPION TEAM: The victorious side for the Coleambally Tennis Club autumn competition – Gajdasovas. Pictured are (back, from left) Claire Robb, Scott Perkins, Michael Wilson and Diana Burge and (front) Nathanael Goudie, Blake Mannes, Linda Goudie and Patrick O’Donnell. On April 24, two teams came together for the grand final of the Coleambally Tennis Club’s autumn competition.
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Four teams of eight people played nine weeks of tennis, culminating in the play-off.

The night was possibly the best night the club had had for tennis; it was still, warm and insect free.

Throughout the competition the club had played in freezing, hot, insect-infested and rainy weather and lightning.

But members are dedicated to their tennis and continued to turn up each week.

The competition was evenly situated, with grand finalists the Stosurs and Gajdosovas finishing on the same points.

Team Rodionovas came third and the Dokics brough up the rear.

This competition saw a number of new members who were just starting out as tennis players and they appeared to have a great deal of fun.

The Gajdosovas started the night well, winning the first six games convincingly.

Finally the Stosurs’ Andrew Mannes and Ian Payne held their ground and took a win off Patrick O’Donnell and Scott Perkins.

From then on it was game for game with the next three games finishing six apiece.

Finally the Gajdosovas emerged victorious.

Congratulations to Gajdosovas captain Linda Goudie and her team Patrick O’Donnell, Scott Perkins, Diana Burge, Michael Wilson, Blake Mannes, Claire Robb and Nathanael Goudie on a good win.

Commiserations to Stosurs’ Andrew Mannes, Ian Payne, Demi Evans, Naomi Sheppard, Julie Jackson, Monika Burgess, Sarah Collier and George Payne.

The night finished with the presentation of trophies and supper.

The juniors continue to improve and the competition’s junior encouragement award went to Nathanael Goudie and Claire Robb.

Well done.

The tennis committee would like to thank all those dedicated to their tennis who turned up early every week and set up the nets and chairs, coached the juniors when required and cleaned up at the end of the night.

Much appreciated.

The tennis club is going to trial a couple of family fun competition days between now and the next competition.

If you are interested in playing social tennis on a Sunday stay tuned to this space.

The next Tuesday night competition will commence in September 2012.

If you are ten or over, can serve the ball from the base-line and would like to have a go at tennis please call Demi Evans on 6954 4256 before September 2012.

Every skill level will be made welcome.

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Under 14’s Hardy’s Garage v’s Back 2 Back in Young

The opening minutes of this game were very exciting with Jaykob Gavin, Kurtis Meier and James Day looking very threatening. They just couldn’t manage to find the back of the net and Young capitalised. In quick succession they scored three goals and then another two. Instead of being crushed our valiant team came back from half time to keep Young scoreless in the second half.
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Rachael Perrott was very determined in goal. She used her body to block shots and her new kicking style saw her land kicks almost to half way. She was ably assisted by Hannah Joyce and Melissa Whatman, who seemed to find new life after the break.

Deejae Griffiths had an uncharacteristically quiet first half but with some vocal encouragement from the sideline became very involved in the action in the second half. Bailie Pursehouse helped out with long kicks down the sideline that put our players into a strong attacking position.

Claire Matthews starred in midfield with outstanding attack and defence. Annie Matthews was unlucky not to score with her long range kicks but continued to keep pressure on Young nonetheless. Madison Knight stopped many of the opposition’s attacks and therefore changed the direction of play so that we became offensive rather than defensive.

Despite determined efforts from James, Jaykob, Kurtis and Annie, we could not score. When Jaykob’s kick rebounded from the goal post, the crowd was loudly sympathetic.

The team is to be congratulated for the way they played the second half. Instead of giving up, they fought on determinedly and were unlucky not to be rewarded for their efforts. As it was the last game for their coach, Dave Knapp, who is off on a well-deserved holiday, the team were all awarded well-deserved certificates.

Final score: Back 2 Back – 5; Grenfell – 0.

Having a battle royal in mid field during a recent home game at Top Lawson Oval against Young Job Centre were Grenfell players (l/r) Hannah Joyce, Dylan McAlister, Claire Matthews.

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Fisher and Schaefer sneak home in men’s tennis competition

There was a very close finish in round ten of the Men’s No 2 Winter Night Tennis Competition on Tuesday when Grant Fisher and Warren Schaefer just edged out two other pairs by a game and two games.
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Grant and Warren played very consistent tennis in their five sets to win 27 games.

Their sets were 4/4, 4/4, 6/2, 6/2, 7/1- a good effort.

Charles Harvey and Michael Doyle also played well to win 26 games and their sets were 6/2, 4/4, 7/1, 2/6, 7/1.

Michael was filling-in for Anthony Wilson.

The other pair in the limelight was Ian Jones and Danny Joyce who played good tennis to win 25 games.

Danny was a fill-in for Hugh Moffitt and Danny and Ian’s sets were 7/1, 4/4, 1/7, 5/3, 8/0.

The other three pairs each won 14 games for the round.

They were Rod Freudenstein and Murray Mitton, Stuart McKellar and Graham Edwards who was filling in for Ken Norrie, and Steve Bowerman and John Walmsley.

Once again it was necessary to organise three fill-ins for the Men’s Winter Tennis and there are only two more rounds to complete the competition.

The men will now have to start thinking about their spring night competition.

SOCIAL TENNIS

On Thursday afternoon, July 26 there was a pleasing number of players attending social tennis.

Good to have Rod Freudenstein with us enjoying a game.

Social tennis is held on Thursdays commencing at 1pm – all welcome.

Lady tennis players are reminded that it is planned to start a competition on Wednesday, August 15 commencing at 7.30 pm.

The last ladies competition was a great success and it is expected this competition will see increased numbers participating.

To enter or for further details contact Emma Amery on 6343 1717 or Danny Joyce.

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Blue Heelers put bite on Goannas

On a typically cool winters day at Cargo the Goannas put in a spirited display until the floodgates opened against them in the last 25 minutes of the match. The Goannas were always going to be up against it only having 13 players due to injuries last week and work commitments. After an even start Cargo in quick time piled on four long distance tries the majority coming against the Grenfell right side defence. Grenfell settled and was able to hold Cargo scoreless for the remainder of the half and in the process put on two tries of their own. Centre Brendon Sirol crashed over out wide and Hayden Makin showed a clean pair of heels to scoot over from 30 metres out continuing his good recent form. The Cargo Blue Heelers went to half time leading 24-10 but apart from their 15 minute scoring spree the Goannas had the better of the first 40 minutes. During the first half Brad Scott injured his shoulder then dislocated it popped it back in and went off the field and had it strapped. He returned to the field some minutes later to play in discomfort and exhibit the grit and determination that this team has. The Goannas came out after half time firing and when James Eppelstun sliced through the Cargo defence from 30 metres out they were only down by 8 points 16-24. Grenfell started to bustle Cargo with their defence but with 30 minutes remaining on the clock fatigue, injuries and no reserves started to take its toll.
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Brad Scott was struggling with his shoulder whilst Brendon Sirol could only jog due to a hip injury and added to this was the fact that big men Steve O’Byrne, Fred Malolo and Matt Tozer had to pay the full 80 minutes without a break. Down to 11 men and then 10 after Ant Eppelstun suffered a hamstring injury the inevitable happened and Cargo scored a succession of tries with the final score being 82-16. Cargo goal kicker Duncan Young rubbed salt into the wound by putting in a near perfect performance in piloting over 13 goals from 14 attempts.

Other players on the day were Jarrod Palmer, Phil McSpadden, Jamie Dykstra and Dan Barclay whereas the standout players were James, Hayden, Fred and Ant.

BURRANGONG GAME AND SUPPORTERS DRAW

This Saturday at Lawson Park Grenfell will host long-time rivals the Burrangong Bears in the local derby. The Goannas will have some players back this week and hope to see a good crowd to cheer them on for their last home game of the regular season.

Being our Final Home Game of the season our Players/Supporters Draw will continue until someone takes home the $600 Jackpot. The draw will take place after the Burrangong Game at the Albion Hotel between 6.00-6.30pm and you need to be present in the Hotel at the time of the Draw to claim it.

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Grenfell junior league reports – July 28, 2012

JUNIOR GIRLS LEAGUE TAG
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Last Saturday at Lawson Park the Juniors Girls played against a few of the younger girls from the Senior Girls League Tag side.

With a full squad of 12 in attendance the girls were excited about their match as they have had a few weeks off and were ready to play.

In the first third Olivia Berry played with the senior girls and scored a great try from 10 metres out.

Chloe Madgwick was the Captain for day and lead the team well, showing her skills in defence and attack and will be ready to move up to the Seniors next year. Caitlin Stock in her first year of League Tag is showing a great deal of promise with her tagging and running. Holli Madgwick, Elizabeth Nowlan and Tahnee Purdie had their usual reliable games.

Mia O’Byrne scored her first try of the season showing some good speed. Amy Parsons, Taylor King and Teleitha O’Bryne are always keen in attack and defence. Charlie O’Byrne moved up quick in defence putting pressure on the ball runners. Lily Holmes scored 2 tries for the day, with the first one scored from a dart 15m from the line and the second from a restart from half way.

Thank you to the Senior Girls being: Veronica Garrity, Natalie Cotter, Maegan Rassack, Tarlia and Bianca Cotter, Casey Hewen and Georgie Hargrave for giving the girls a great game. Natalie scored 3 tries and Veronica scored 1 try for the day.

McCLINTOCKS MACHINERY UNDER 7’S

The team to take the field against Parkes were Tyler Stevens, Emily Edwards, Benji Reid, Josh Clarke, Lachlan Smith, Jonathon Smith, Jaxon Stock, Hayden Reid and Dylan Beasley.

Tyler had a good all ground game, his defence in particular was great. Emily is showing more confidence especially in her tackling. Benji scored two tries and has developed a good strong tackling style. Josh is getting more confident each week which is seeing him more involved. Lachlan has straightened up his attack and is gaining more meters for it. Little Johnny only knows one way to play and that’s terrorise the opposition and Jaxon, our enforcer, takes some handing once he gets wound up. Hayden had a quite game but was in tooth protection mode. He didn’t want to lose it before his tooth fairy compensation claim. Dylan slotted in well at half so well that he might have the Tigers half worried in the future.

Next week we are at Parkes playing Parkes White.

DYKHOFFS BAKER UNDER 8’S

The team to take the field was Matthew Lindsay, Michael Smith, Tyler Byron, Riley Edwards, Ben Hurst Strange, Ky O’Byrne, and Baiely Edwards. Benji Reid and Lachlan Smith both played above their weight helping out from the Under 7’s.

Michael for a little fella always gains plenty of ground for his side. Riley and Tyler work together like Smith and Slater. Riley hits the ball up and attracts three or four defenders while Tyler waits for offload and races away for a try. Most times he scores two. Ben tackled well and had several great runs. Coaching Staff were very impressed with Ky’s hard, straight running. Keep it up Ky! Bailey always gets the team out of trouble with decisive runs and never stops tackling. Matthew tucks the ball under his arm and only knows one direction to go. Zac Clarke was present for team photos, but was off to Sydney for the weekend. We think he tried out for the Tigers in some trials.

Great effort form all the boys. This weekend we travel to Parkes to take on Parkes White.

Terry Carroll Bus Service Under 10’s

The team to play Parkes Blue at Lawson Park on Saturday was Kyle Mawhinney, Joseph Kiss, Dylan King, Josh Smith, Jack Garrity, Harrison Starr, Nathan Wilson, Caleb Haddin, Michael Smith, Tyler Byron, Riley Edwards & Ky O’Byrne.

In cool conditions the team played strong. Grenfell kicked the game off. A strong run from Nathan & some great backup work from Harrison & Joseph. Nathan was able to score the first try & Jack added the extra points. Harrison made a good run up the middle with Kyle running away to have Grenfell on the attack again. Nathan was able to force his way over the line. Nathan converted his own try. Parkes responded with a converted try. Parkes were on the attack again, but it took a great tackle from Kyle to take the Parkes player in to touch. The half time score was Grenfell 12-6.

Parkes was dominating for the first few minutes of the second half, with two tries & one conversion to take the lead 16-12. Grenfell were looking a bit rattled. With a great kick off, Grenfell were down in Parkes end & with a good run from Caleb & well backed up from Josh. Jack scored a good try & Kyle converted. Tyler made good ground & with Nathan charging onto the ball, Grenfell were on the attack again. Jack put in a kick regathered to score near the posts. Grenfell were leading 22-16, with about ten minutes on the clock. A Parkes player broke the line & looked certain to score, but Jack had other ideas, bringing the player down just short of the line. Parkes scored the next play to level the scores. The game looked certain to be level at the end, with only three minutes left on the clock. Parkes winger took off up the sideline with no one in front of him. Kyle tried his best to bring him down, but unfortunately went over the line with him. Parkes won 28-22. This was a great game & the Grenfell team played well as a team.

Good Luck on Saturday when we come up against Parkes White.

CJ ANDERSON AND CO UNDER 12’S

Last Saturday saw the Under 12’s take on Parkes at Lawson Oval. The team to take the field for Grenfell was Jarrod Wilson, Rhys Martens, Lachlan Stevens, Adam Hewen, Frazer Ryder, Lachlan Kiss, Matthew Ryan, Samuel Crutcher, Aaron Mawhinney, Nathan Neame, Nathan Wilson and Jack Garrity.

Parkes came out strong showing some impressive defence in the first few minutes, but it didn’t stop Jarrod Wilson, as he took a terrific pass and shot off running ¾ the length of the field and scored a great try. He was uncatchable. Jarrod’s try was converted by brother Nathan Wilson and Grenfell was ahead early on 6-0. Nathan Wilson was instrumental in the next points being scored for Grenfell when he made a great run up near the Grenfell try line. Aaron took the ball and pushed over to score. Jarrod converted the try. Nathan Wilson was also too quick for Parkes as he made a fantastic run with the ball. He got a quick pass away to Rhys who weaved through the Parkes defence to score. The conversion was unsuccessful and the score was Grenfell 16 Parkes Nil.

Jarrod was the next to go over again for Grenfell taking the ball from the kick off and took off up the field. Rhys added to the point score with a great conversion. Parkes then pulled together and scored their first points for the day form a well placed chip kick, and the half time score was Grenfell 22 Parkes 6.

Back from half time and Parkes were the first to score. Grenfell answered back quickly with Rhys going in not long after. Adam converted with a terrific kick. Jarrod then topped off his game with his third try for the day. The conversion was unsuccessful and Parkes scored soon after but Grenfell came away with a great win Grenfell 32 Parkes 16.

It was a great team effort with Lachlan Stevens, Nathan Wilson and Jack Garrity showing great speed making plenty of ground with the ball. Frazer, Samuel and Lachlan were great in defence backing up time after time. Matthew showed a great improvement in his passing and Nathan Neame was strong in defence.

This week we take on Parkes White at Parkes. Good Luck boys.

GRENFELL ALL POWER SERVICE CENTRE UNDER 14’S

Last Saturday the Grenfell All Power Service Centre Under 14’s took on Parkes Blue at Lawson Oval. The team to take the field was Mitchell Stevens, William Causer, Hamish Starr, Jack Martens, Jay Mawhinney, Declan Brebner, Jordan Verde, Nathan McCann, Frazer Ryder, Aaron Mawhinney, Nathan Neame, Samuel Crutcher, Sebastian Holz and Rhys Martens.

The Under 14’s played a hard game last Saturday. Parkes are a strong team with an abundance of players, and while they were able to refresh their team regularly our numbers did not allow for it. However the boys didn’t give up chasing each Parkes player down to the final siren and they kept up their defence as best they could, even as they started to wear down.

Mitch Stevens had some great runs and made plenty of ground with the ball. Will and Frazer were great in defence, making some great tackles. Hamish put points on the board for Grenfell with a conversion and Declan ploughed through he Parkes defence, making them work to take him down. Jordan was fast all day and made some great passes. Nathan McCann made some fantastic runs and he tackled hard all game. He was rewarded for his efforts with a try. Sebastian was our other try scorer for the day. The little bloke never backs down, taking down some Parkes players twice his size. Keep it up Sebastian. Brothers Jay and Aaron both dished out some hard hit ups to the Parkes boys and Rhys did his weaving magic, side stepping the opposition making him hard to catch. Samuel and Nathan Neame played a great game, giving all they had even thought they had just played for the Under 12’s and Jack was always there in support of his team mates.

Parkes were the winners for the day, but we would like to congratulate the Under 14’s on their never say die attitude and their display of sportsmanship and love of the game. We, as a club, are very proud. This week we take on Parkes White at Parkes. Good Luck boys.

ABBOTTS BRICKLAYING UNDER 16’S

Last Saturday the Abbott’s Bricklaying Under 16’s took on Parkes at Lawson Oval. The team for Grenfell was Daniel Harveyson, Taz Harding, Michael Millar, Robert Ryan, Kyle Norris, Henry Hunt, Zachary Starr, Joshua Knight, Joshua Edwards, David Parsons, Hugh Matthews, Connor Brebner, Ben Hancock and Alec Abbott.

From the first kick off we knew it was going to be a great game for Grenfell. Robert started it off with some great tackling straight up. The Grenfell defence was really something to see as the boys banded together and played like a team. When Grenfell had the ball Connor thundered up to the line and a great pass to Josh Edwards put him over for Grenfell. Hugh converted and we were on our way. Parkes hit back not long after with a try, but with the conversion unsuccessful we were still in the lead. Connor played hard and fast all day and he was rewarded with the first of three tries. Michael started strong but unfortunately went off the field with a knee injury. Something to do with thinking he can ski before taking the lessons. Parkes went over just before the half time siren putting the half time score at Grenfell 14 Parkes 10.

Half time brought the boys all back fired up with the game getting rougher. Parkes had a player sent off not long into the second half for a late tackle. Grenfell took it in their stride with Robert scoring his second try for the day and Hugh converting. Connor then went over for his hat trick of tries and with a successful conversion from Henry, Grenfell took a great lead. Alec, Hugh and Dan all scored for Grenfell next, and Connor and Henry added more points through conversions, and although Parkes went over once more the final score came to Grenfell 42 Parkes 16.

It was a great game for the 16’s and they handed the pressure well. With one Parkes player being sent off for a late tackle and another for fighting, it was a tense game at times. Daniel had a great game working hard in defence and scoring a try. Taz was hard to catch and he was on the ball all game. Ben Hancock backed up tackle after tackle, his defence was solid all day. Robert gave us an all round impressive display of his speed and skill. Kyle made plenty of ground with the ball and Zach got away some great passes. Henry played his usual great game kicking well and backing up his team mates. Both of our Joshua’s took some big hits, but got back up and gave as good back. Dave also tackled well and made it hard for the Parkes boys to take him down. Hugh had a great all round game scoring a try and converting as well. Connor also made a great contribution to the game with his three tries and a conversion. Alec made some fantastic runs that were great to watch. He ploughed through the Parkes defence all game.

Next Saturday we take on Forbes at Parkes. Keep the passion up boys…finals are not far away.

Parkes White v Grenfell

U7s 10am

U8s 10:45am approx.

U10s 11:30am approx.

U12s 12:20am approx.

U14s 1:10pm approx.

Forbes V Grenfell U16s 2:20pm approx.

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Grenfell junior rugby union roundup

UNDER 9’S BIG BRAVO TO BRUMBIES AT BRUCE STADIUM
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A combined Grenfell/Young Junior Rugby side played a curtain-raiser for the ACT Brumbies game against the Auckland Blues at Bruce Stadium on July 7th. All the local junior teams then got to cheer the Brumbies side on to the stadium (our gang in green jerseys on left) in front of 14,000 screaming fans before the start of the Super Rugby fixture. An experience no doubt the young players will remember for a lifetime.

UNDER 11’S EVENS AT COOTAMUNDRA

The Grenfell under 11’s travelled to Cootamundra on July 29.

The boys took on the Young Yabbies in their first game.

Grenfell were at full strength with all parents making the trip.

Grenfell played a team game with excellent clean out and great support play.

Most breaks were turned into points with all players looking to offload and pass to their support.

Tries were scored by Nathan, Jack, Sterling, Fletcher, Hamish, Jai with Jesse crossing twice and Tom Robbo getting a hat trick.

Tim and Angus Brown were running hard and straight.

Thomas Penfold and Will Bucknell’s defence helped hold the Yabbies scoreless.

Matt Gault travelled from Bathurst for the game and showed no ill effects making lots of breaks and being on the ball all game.

Game two was where the seed really burst into flower with the boys really showing what they are made of.

Playing a full strength Cootamundra team on their home ground supported by a very vocal crowd, the Panthers never took a backward step.

The first half was dominated by Grenfell with great cleaning out and low body height giving clean quick ball.

Powerful straight running from Jai and Nathan was rewarded with both boys crossing for tries. Both these boys have added a great passing game to their play, meaning their breaks now are being turned into tries.

Fletcher had his best half of football in a black jumper.

His defence was hard and his hunger for the ball saw him get lots of turn overs.

Cootamundra didn’t lie down, hitting back with two tries of their own.

Halftime two tries all.

Grenfell had a slow start after half time and Cootamundra got away for a good try.

Sterling evened the score with a nice little snipe after a great drive from the forwards.

Jack Ray and Jesse, Angus and Hamish all helping drive towards the line.

Grenfell then produced another try to take the lead.

Tom Robinson scoring his fourth try for the day, which was a great reward for playing like David Pocock all day.

To Cootamundra’s credit they hit back straight away with a try from the kick off making the score four tries each.

The game went from end to end in a very exciting finish.

At full time the scores were level which was a great result for a real team effort.

Well done Grenfell.

A combined Grenfell/Young Junior Rugby side played a curtain-raiser for the ACT Brumbies game against the Auckland Blues at Bruce Stadium on July 7th

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Knit, Natter and Nibble Group in stitches

The Grenfell Knit, Natter and Nibble Group knitted a record-breaking 600+ squares to be knitted into
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blankets for those less fortunate than ourselves.

Orange ABC Radio broadcaster Brooke Daniels (left) took delivery of the squares and completed blankets to be taken to Orange where they will be sent to Sydney.

Our proud knitters are (l/r) Anne Gault, Roma Sinclair, Judy King, Ruth Gardner, Nancy Jones, Marie Keir, Jenny Wells, Lola Madden

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