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Eastern Park FC -- Division One SAAFL Club is
seeking highly skilled ruckmen,
on-ballers and key position players for the 2011
Contracts will be offered to successful applicants.
We are also seeking qualified sports trainers and
The Eastern Park Football Club (2010 Division
Two Premiers) established in 1962 has a proud
and successful history with 10 senior premierships
combined with another 10 grand final appearances.
Based in the northern metropolitan area of
Elizabeth Park we have continued to expand our
junior sporting programs incorporating Australian
Rules football, cricket and netball to provide ou r
local youth with a safe and enjoyable environ ment
to participate in. We are within 8kms of the
Edinburgh base and even less from the new housing
development at Mun no Para.
Confidential enquiries to:
Eastern Park Football Club
Elizabeth Rugby Union Football Club Inc
Welcomes members of
7th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment
and their families to South Australia.
Elizabeth Rugby Club is located only 5 minutes from Edinburgh
and fields 2 Senior Teams and Junior Teams from Under 8's to Under 18's.
Players of all ages and abilities are welcome.
- 5.30pm Tuesday & Thursday
- 6.30pm Tuesday & Thursday
For more information contact;
or visit the club on the corner of Peachey & Womma Roads, Elizabeth West
February 3, 2011
AFTER a standout tournament at
the inter-service water polo champi-
onships in Canberra late last year,
OFFCDT Carrie Fettes will step it up
She was named in the ADF wom-
en's team to contest the Australian
country championships in Newcastle
from May 11 to 14.
OFFCDT Fettes was the only Air
Force member of the ACT tri-service
team that lost 3-10 to NSW in the
final of the women's competition --
but she was named the women's
Most Valuable Player for the tourna-
AC John Newell did taste team
victory. He was part of the NSW
men's team which beat Northern
Queensland 13-10 in the final.
He was also named as a reserve
for the ADF men's team.
Defence personnel from through-
out Australia filled the seven state
teams which competed in the titles
over four days at the ADFA pool.
AS THE Australian Defence Softball
Association (ADSA) begins the count-
down to its 25th anniversary this year,
little ol' ACT has made some history
on its own.
For the first time in several years
a tri-service women's team was cob-
bled together to represent the ACT in
the national ADF titles at Randwick
Barracks last November.
But far from making up the num-
bers, the ACT team thumped Navy
15-1 in the final.
The team -- four Air Force women,
four Army players and two Navy
players -- did not even have a cap-
tain as such but it did have a strong
leader-by-example in dual Olympic
softball medallist SGT Tracey
Mosley who was inspirational
throughout the championship.
In the final, SGT Mosley
smashed a home run in the first
"We came here to compete as a
team and to have fun, so to win is
really a bonus," SGT Mosley said.
The other Air Force players were
PLTOFF Vanessa Bennett and ACW
SGT Mosley, who won silver in
softball at the Athens Olympics and
bronze at the Beijing Olympics, said
all the women in the team played
extremely well, but singled out pitcher
ACW Baker and SGT Amanda Elliott
(Army) for their match-winning
efforts in the final.
The win was even sweeter because
Navy had beaten ACT by two runs the
previous day in the last round of the
The men's competition was won
ADF softball championship coor-
dinator CPO Donna Edge said the
competition had unearthed several
new talented players, which bodes
well for the Test series against New
Zealand men's and women's teams on
The Tests will be the culmination
of several days of celebrations at the
Melbourne Ballpark at Altona from
and LAC John
Photos: CPL Zenith
King, CPL Aaron
About 240 players from through-
out Australia and the New Zealand
Defence Force will contest the ADSA
The grand finals of the champion-
ships will be held on November 3.
This will be followed by a cock-
tail evening during which a jour-
nal of ADSA's 25 years will be
launched and the New Zealand
and Australian Test teams will be
After the Test matches, a formal
function will be held at the Grand Star
Reception Centre, Altona.
We came here
to compete as
a team and to
have fun, so to
win is really a
-- SGT Tracey Mosley
Hunters rule at Edinburgh
HUNTERS came to the fore in the 2010 RAAF Base
Edinburgh Touch Club (RETC) competition after a long
season, which was punctuated by a wet winter and base
reconstruction work. Nine teams contested the competi-
tion, which began in July and culminated in finals on
December 10. For these, the top five teams contested A
grade and the other four teams B grade. Hunters won
A grade, beating Resistors 5-3. Hunters player Shawn
Garner was named the player of the final. Conductors beat
Risky Business 13-0 to clinch the B grade final. The next
Edinburgh Touch Club season will start in late February.
For more information, contact gavin.schneider@defence.
Our turn at the Poms
ALL is not lost on the cricket front after Australia's recent
Ashes drubbing. The ADF Barbarians cricket team will
have the chance to restore a bit of national pride when
the British Army Pilgrims set foot on these shores on an
upcoming three-week tour that will include four games
in the Sydney, a game in Perth and one against the ADF
Barbarians at Bradman Oval in Bowral on March 8. For
more information, contact MAJ Darren Mattison on
0416062003 or email email@example.com. Check
out the ASCA website at www.ascacricket.net.au
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