Support Red Nose Day

July 17th, 2019

ABOVE: The staff of Young Newsagency Lisa Cummings, Ted Loader, Esther Herzich and Kate Loader. Today is – yes, you guessed it – Red Nose Day. So support SIDS research and get your nose on.

SIDS and Kids is dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood and supporting bereaved families.

We deliver on our vision through world-class research, evidence based education and bereavement support, and advocacy.

In Australia each year over 3500 families experience the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child, either through stillbirth or during the first month of life, from sudden unexpected death in infancy (SIDS or fatal sleeping accidents), SUDC (sudden unexpected death in childhood) or accident.

Sadly for many of these deaths there is no known cause.

For example, more than half the deaths of unborn babies during the last eight weeks of pregnancy each year are unexplained.

SIDS and Kids works to find answers for parents by funding and supporting vital research into stillbirth, SIDS and safe sleeping practices.

Through evidence-based community education we aim to prevent these deaths and we advocate for and support bereaved families.

SIDS and Kids is a registered DGR health promotion charity which relies almost totally on the support of the community.

Red Nose Day is our largest fundraising initiative and allows us to continue to support Australian families with safe sleeping education and bereavement support.

Our structure:

SIDS and Kids is a national organisation with an office in each State and Territory of Australia with the National Office located in Melbourne.

We also have an additional office in the Hunter Region of NSW.

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TRY! Kye Tiedemann being congratulated by teammates on his try at the weekend. (sub)After a three week break Young’s Under 16s struggled to find some form against a side equal to them on the ladder.

South City used the wet ground to their advantage with a short passing game to score two first half tries to Young’s solo 50 metre effort from Nic Schiller to lead 10-6 at half time.

To Young’s credit they never panicked and their passes started to stick, resulting in five second half tries to run out winners 34-10.

Second half tries were scored by Nic Schiller, Angus Smith, Jesse Corcoran, Kyan Sell and Kye Tiedemann, with Jesse Corcoran converting five.

Jonah Potts was a standout in the forwards sometimes taking two hit ups in a set of six.

Angus Smith continues to improve every game, and Jesse Corcoran always gives good service to one of the best backlines in this age group.

This win has taken the baby ‘Pickers to top of the ladder.

They play Albury this weekend which will be a very hard contest as they are only one point behind Young on the ladder.

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CKS Swifts to apply pressure

July 17th, 2019

It has been a short and sweet turnaround since CKS Swifts last met Taylors Lake in the Horsham District Football League.

Scott Carey is an important player in the CKS Swifts line up.

Just four rounds have passed since the two teams played, with Swifts taking the points with a margin of 68.

Prior to their round eight clash Swifts coaches had goals in place and that was to keep them below seven goals for the match.

Swifts did just that, but in the second quarter, they had a lapse and allowed the Lakers to kick five goals.

Ben Martin is hoping to rectify that tomorrow by playing four good quarters of football.

“We reached our goals, but we can’t afford to let any team kick five goals in one quarter of football,” Martin said.

“We are hoping that this weekend we can play four quarters of good pressure football. If our pressure is on the score will come.”

After the hype and celebrations that led to last week’s match it would not have been surprising if there was a lull around the group, but Martin assures otherwise.

“Apart from how cold they felt everyone was still really upbeat about playing and training,” Martin said.

Last weekend saw a huge crowd in attendance for the 100 year celebrations, a crowd that won’t be expected again until finals come round.

Ash Cowen has played just two games in the reserves since returning from his heavy athletics training load, but could be a possible inclusion into the senior side.

Damien McDonald will miss tomorrow’s game with work commitments and given how he plays Cowen would be the perfect replacement.

Luke Mitchell may also be included in the team, but a decision is yet to be made.

Brett Hargreaves’ name has been thrown around a bit as well with nothing to come of it as yet.

“We would love to have Brett back at Swifts,” Martin said.

“He could be the last piece of the jigsaw we are looking for.”

There is only a limited amount of time left for the agile big man to sign with the Swifts.

Tomorrow’s match against Taylors Lake will be the last seemingly easy round for Swifts before they meet the top five contenders.

“We want to go into our break in good form,” Martin said.

“Because after the break we take on Kalkee, Laharum and all the top five. It will be a tough five week period for us.”

With the position they are currently in both coaches would be extremely disappointed if they were to drop out of the top three before finals start at the end of August.

Action will get underway tomorrow at 2.20pm at North Park.

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Former AFL player Matt Austin will bolster Stawell Westlift Warriors in their Wimmera Football League clash against arch rival Ararat this Sunday.

Former Brisbane Lions defender Matt Austin will line up for Stawell this Sunday against Ararat.

Austin, who spent two years with the Brisbane Lions, returned to his Victorian Football League club North Ballarat Roosters after being delisted following a series of bad injuries.

After debuting in 2009 Austin played 15 senior games and kicked two goals, but never really cemented his place in the lineup.

Injuries struck the youngster again at VFL level having dislocated his shoulder eight weeks ago in a clash with Geelong Falcons.

Without a reserves team, Austin was forced to nominate a home club to play at before returning to the Roosters. He chose Stawell.

“It was my home club growing up, so Stawell was always my first option,” Austin said.

“The last time I played with Stawell I would have been around 16 years old. They gave me a lot of opportunities including being drafted, so it will be great to give back a bit.”

Having not played with Stawell Warriors in nine years it will be difficult to find his feet, but if anyone can it is Austin.

“I’m excited to get out there, get a game in and just have fun with some old mates,” Austin said.

It is expected that the former Lion will line up on the half back flank, but Warriors coach Brad Cassidy is happy to be told where Austin should play.

“I am assuming he will start on a half back flank,” Cassidy said.

“I will have a chat to Gerard Fitzgerald (Roosters coach) and will go from there. In the end though I will do what I’m told.”

Austin is a huge inclusion for the club and Cassidy and the rest of the Stawell playing group are very excited to have him.

“It’s not only great for the club, it is great for Matt,” Cassidy said.

“He wants to help us out and the boys see it as a great opportunity to play with an experienced player. At the end of the day if he brings more energy to the boys, we are happy.”

So far this season Stawell has had some good performances and some poor to even disappointing results.

“I’ve used the words tougher, accountable, relentless, that is what we need to have more of against Ararat to give ourselves a chance,” Cassidy said.

On the bigger ground at Alexandra Oval, run and carry is important and with Jesse Eckel right to go and Brenton Potter also in the mix the team is almost at full strength.

David Morris is one player who is unavailable after playing just one game since returning from a hamstring injury.

Jarrod Illig will also play on Sunday as will Tom Eckel, who last weekend had his wisdom teeth removed.

Warriors will have a third training session for the week tomorrow morning when they meet for a quick kick and a light run.

“In the end if we don’t cover the ground, we are in for a tough day,” Cassidy said.

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Bill Chambers playing at a sold out gig at Wingham’s Bent on Food.Aussie music icons James Reyne, Grace Knight and Rick Price head the exciting anddiverse line-up announced for this year’s Wingham Akoostik Festival, being held from October 17to19.

Alongside the Australian musical legends, multi-instrumentalist Blake Noble returns to hishomeland from his adopted city of Seattle, USA, to join the festival line-up.

Announced at an exclusive, sold out event last night with special guest Bill Chambers, the full list of artists includes more than 24 acts, including Caravana Sun, Minnie Marks, MojoBluesman, AFRO and the Ultimate, Tom Richardson, Galleri, Floyd Vincent and Swamp Stompers.

James Reyne has a music career that spans four decades, and more than two million album sales under his belt. With well-known hits such as ‘The Boys Light Up’ and ‘Reckless’, Reyne is well-known for both his success as lead singer of Australian Crawl, and as a soloartist, having released his most recent album, Thirteen, in 2012.

Grace Knight is the former lead singer of the internationally acclaimed band, Eurogliders, and a highly successful solo artist in her own right.

This ‘jazz diva’, whose career began in the UK in the seventies, has also appeared on the ABC mini series Come In Spinner and the long-running TV show Neighbours.

Rick Price came to fame in the early nineties, with top 40 songs such as ‘Walk Away Renee, ‘Not a Day Goes By’ and ‘Heaven Knows’.

With his most recent album released in 2011, Price also co-writes and produces music for other artists including Becky Cole, GinaJeffreys, Adam Brand and Tina Arena.

Alongside the musical performances, the Wingham Akoostik Festival includes a vibrant arrayof activities and entertainment, such as circus performances, roving entertainers, market stalls and a variety of workshops.

A highlight on this year’s program will be the ‘Getchya Music to the Masses’ workshop for budding performers, with Jake Stone from the band BLUEJUICE, and Thom Rawle from Papa Vs Pretty providing their insights.

This year the Akoostik festival will be run at the Wingham Showground over three days,kicking off on Friday night October 17, and continuing throughout the weekend, with onsitecamping available.

Other performers over the weekend include Holly Who, Suntara, The Travelling Teardrops, Matt Zarb, MD West, The Last Train, Up in Annie’s Room, Harrys Lookout,Jake Davey and Peggy van Zalm.

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