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AIR FORCE December 10, 2009
SGT Nathan King helped keep
Air Force at the forefront of the ADF
Football Federation national soccer
carnival at Parramatta's Melita Sta-
dium in Sydney last month.
Not only was SGT King chosen
as the men's best and fairest player of
the championship, he was one of 19
Air Force players selected to represent
SGT King played in the centre of
defence and was an integral part in
keeping Air Force in the tournament
up to the final game.
Air Force had the best defence in
the open men's competition, only con-
ceding two goals, and SGT King was
a consistent contributor through the
On the final day, his team just need-
ed to beat Navy to take the trophy.
But in a hotly-contested game,
Navy scored with five minutes to go to
secure victory and the trophy.
Air Force women's hopes also
came down to the final day. The
women needed to beat Army by four
goals to win the inter-service trophy,
but despite a close encounter, they lost
by a goal.
Air Force's over-35 men won their
On the last day of the carnival, the
ADF played three test matches against
the New Zealand Defence Force. The
over 35s won 2-0, the women won 2-1
and the open men drew 1-1.
THE wiser heads of the ADFA staff
rugby union team held off a late charge
by the students' team at ADFA on
The game was played under 'golden
oldies' rules in order to accommodate
some tired legs.
The staff team, which included
VCDF LTGEN David Hurley, won 31-
26. Prop SGT Glen Stephens, Divisional
SNCO 15 Division, said it was a good
game from both sides.
"It was a timely reminder to the
cadets that age and experience can carry
the day," he said.
Experience beats youth in ADFA rugby
The Air Force had eight players
selected for the open men's team, six
women and five over 35s.
Over 35s: SGT Geoff Gillard, SQNLDR Peter
Duddridge, SGT Dave Turner, SGT Paul
Fraser and SGT Nelson Aceituno.
Women: CPL Amelia Kelder, LACW Aimee
Murphy, CPL Eva Clarke, OFFCDT Tamara
Kunz, LACW Ashley Rennie, ACW Margarita
Open men: CPL Ashley Howell, CPL Michael
Derricott, AC Joseph Crockett, LAC Michael
Dellaca, LAC Adam Creek, FLGOFF Ben
Cowan, SGT Nathan King, AC Liam Mercer.
CARNIVAL RESULTS -- Open Men: inter-
service, Navy; overall champions, Navy.
Women: inter-service, Army; overall champi-
ons, NZDF. Over 35s men: inter-service, Air
Force; overall champions, Navy.
ON THE BALL: SGT Nathan King.
Above, AC Liam
Mercer, left, tackles
Appleby in their open
IN CONTROL: Right,
SGT Geoff Gillard,
playing for ADF
against the New
Force in the over-35s
Photos: Adam Peiyuan Cai
Relay for Life in the MEAO
By WGCDR Peter Davis
AUSTRALIAN and Coalition
Forces in the Middle East Area
of Operations have tested their
endurance, taking part in the Can-
cer Council Relay For Life last
The fundraising event coincided
with the Newcastle/Lake Macquarie
Relay, with video links made
between the locations throughout
the 20-hour long challenge.
Fundraising took place in the
form of donations, head shaving
and an entertainment night.
PTI CPL James Campbell said
the goal was to raise $10,000 for
the Cancer Council as well as raise
awareness. "Although a long way
from home, we can still be part of
this great cause," he said.
People can donate to the team
by visiting www.relayforlife.org.
au under the NSW Newcastle/
Lake Macquarie event (Australian
Defence Force -- Middle East).
Australian participants raise
over $14 million for the Cancer
Council each year.
LONG ROAD AHEAD:
Above, runners begin the
20-hour event in the gym.
Left, SQNLDR Andrew
Tatnell, left, CPL James
Campbell, centre, and
FSGT Gillian Rutledge
make their donations at
Photos: SGT Rob Nyffenegger
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