Gove Golfie Juniors Development Workshops

The Term 4 season has commenced and today junior golf focused on developing golf skills using fun games.

We also had a visitor, Peter Gahan from the Northern Territory of Institute of Sport (NTIS). Mr Gahan is the Manager of Coach and Athlete Development (Physical Development) and he spent the weekend in Gove facilitating coaching development workshops, which are a part of a NTIS Coaching Scholarship Program.

This program focuses on improving the quality of coaching at all levels, across all sporting codes for volunteer Coaches to the High Performance Specialists. Coaches will learn how to deliver programs that increase physical activity for all levels and ages, utilising quality, holistic, stimulating and fun teaching methods.

Scholarship recipients and Community MYGOLF Instructors Johnny and Esther Rika commenced the program this weekend, working on theory and practical modules that looked at Goal Setting, Effective Training Sessions, and Improving Movement Skills and Manipulating the Learning Environment.

Next week’s junior golf session will be game-play on the course, in preparation for the HD EARTHWORKS JUNIOR OPEN and end of year Awards, which is an OCTOBER GOLF MONTH event that will be held on the 28th October, starting 8.00am.

Thank you to ANDY GOULD and his team for keeping the golf course looking amazing and the Club Committee for your support to the junior program. Also thank you to SODEXO for the provision of fresh fruit after junior sessions.



October 15 – MYGOLF Session
October 22 – MYGOLF Session
November 5 – MYGOLF Sessions
November 19 – MYGOLF Session
November 26 – MYGOLF Session
December 3 – MYGOLF Session
December 10 – Final Session for 2017

Contact details: Email or M-0408 856 113

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Unknown strain of meningococcal claims the life of a child in Darwin

An infant who died in the Northern Territory after being struck down with meningococcal disease started displaying symptoms less than 12 hours earlier.

The baby, who died late on Sunday night, was enrolled at a childcare centre in Malak, where NT Centre for Disease Control staff will on Tuesday provide preventative antibiotics.

The results of a post-mortem due midweek should determine whether or not the death is linked to a current and unprecedented outbreak of meningococcal W strain in central Australia.

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Two Catalan separatists in Spanish custody

A Spanish judge has remanded two key members of the Catalan independence movement in jail.

Jordi Sánchez, who heads the Catalan National Assembly (ANC), and Jordi Cuixart, leader of Omnium Cultural, are being held without bail while they are under investigation for sedition.

The men are seen as leading figures in organising a 1 October independence vote, which Spanish courts suspended.

The government in Madrid branded the vote illegal.

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Original published on by Joey Beadman

Kaya Mununggurr made every post a winner in a promising debut earlier today as Darwin Buffaloes Football Club won an entertaining game against St Marys Football Club in the NTFL Youth Girls Under 15 clash at TIO Stadium. Overnights showers ensured a slippery surface for both sides to contend with, but it was Buffaloes that made advantage of first use throughout. Mununggurr roved through the middle and also spent time as ruck in a pleasing hit-out. There were little signs of nerves as she went looking for work on and off the ball and was rewarded with a goal.

Rirratjingu Football Program Senior Coach Hayden Rickard was elated with Mununggurr’s performance. He said “Really pleased for Kaya. She worked bloody hard over the past month for this opportunity and took it today. She has an opportunity in front of Geelong Cats Next Gen Academy staff next weekend and then we will look to load up some games before the end of the year. She was really good with her shepherding and clean at ground level. She was pretty chuffed to be here”.

In yesterdays Round 2 games the Darwin Buffaloes won a tight encounter over St Marys by 11.13 79 – 9.11 65. St Marys started well and kicked the first 3 goals of the game and looked comfortable as Buffaloes wasted opportunities in front of goal to sit 3.10 28 early after halftime. But the double blues had a surge of energy and wrestled ascendency of the match through the third quarter before running home through key goals to Hassan Ah Mat-Watkins and Darren Shillabeer. Program participant Lee Mununggurr was busy from the half-forward flank and settled after a shaky start handling wise to contribute with some classy disposals. Djarrak Football Club player Kenny Morton made a fine debut in Buffaloes colours as he rove through the Ruck and as a hit up forward late in the contest.

In Division 1 action St Marys dominated a spirited Darwin Buffaloes by 10.18 78 – 5.2 32. Justin Talal made the trek west for his first taste of NTFL action for the season and played through the wing and half forward flank for the Buffaloes. A wasteful second quarter by Darwin allowed St Marys to grab the game by the throat and as they piled on the pressure, Darwin struggled to contain the attack of the Green Machine. Talal was joined by Campbell Wurramarrba as the Djarrak Football Club player kicked an early goal before contributing in defence. Further Groote Eylandt based Djarrak FC members will look to join the Buffaloes in the coming weeks.

In further news, Djarrak Football Club members Dale Dhamarrandji and Djamika Ganambarr have been selected to represent the Eastern Conference in the Chief Ministers Cup to held at Yirrkala next Saturday. Kaya Mununggurr will back up her NTFL debut game by playing for East in the Under 16 Girls game. Geelong Cats Next Gen Academy staff including Academy and VFL Women’s Head Coach Paul Hood will scout for talent during the representative carnival.

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RAAF jets scrambled to intercept suspicious “on time” Scarenorth flight

RAAF jets scrambled to intercept suspicious “on time” Scarenorth flight

RAAF Base Tindal scrambled two F-35A jets this morning to intercept a Scarenorth flight after suspicions were raised about an unusual flight pattern when it departed Darwin airport on time.

One lucky passenger just in time to get whopper

The air force deployed the F-35A Lightning II multirole fighter jets in response to worrying reports from passengers that the flight had not been cancelled or delayed as is generally expected and that they were not given sufficient time to stock up on cheeseburgers for friends and family back in Gove.

Passengers are currently being transferred back to Darwin by coach where they will be booked into a hotel overnight before continuing their journey back to Gove.

Jim Cook, who booked the Scarenorth flight in the hope of scoring a free overnight stay, said: “There was a state of utter panic on the plane when it departed without delays or cancellation.”

“We’d all booked it thinking we’d get a free meal or even a free overnight stay out of them.”

“So when it took off on time we just assumed it must have been hijacked.”

Scarenorth has been hit with a series of cancellations following an administration oversight: the firm recently found out that they needed to pay people to fly their aircraft and maintain their fleet, which hadn’t been factored into their recruitment plans. It has also been suggested that the exorbitant cost of flights, resulting in a decline in non-wealthy passengers, might be a contributory factor.

Beleaguered Scarenorth CEO Daniella Bowlden thanked the RAAF pilots for their speedy response before asking if they could take a hundred passengers each to Cairns.


Asteroid survives near miss with moron-infected planet

Asteroid 2004 BL86 has dramatically survived a near-miss with ‘Earth’, a planet well-known for carrying dangerously high levels of morons.

The planet apparently came within 1.2m kilometres of the mountain-sized asteroid, which is merely a hair’s breadth in cosmic terms.

Planetary expert Simon Williams explained, “It’s a lucky escape for the asteroid, certainly. Planet Earth is home to literally the worst people in the universe.

“There is nowhere else in the entire universe where reality television is so voraciously absorbed by dim-witted sacks of organic matter.

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On North Korea, Trump Insists “only one thing will work.”

DONALD Trump has issued a dire threat to Kim Jong un as Russia warns of North Korea’s next missile launch.

US President Donald Trump said that diplomatic efforts with North Korea have consistently failed, adding that “only one thing will work.”

Trump has engaged in an escalating war of words with North Korean strongman Kim Jong-un, trading insults amid rising tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals.

“Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid,” Trump tweeted.

It “hasn’t worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, makings fools of U.S. negotiators. Sorry, but only one thing will work!” The US has not ruled out the use of force to compel Pyongyang to halt missile and nuclear tests, and Trump has threatened to “totally destroy” the country.

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Gunyangara finding new ways to create local jobs

Trying to find a job can be hard. Trying to find a job while living in an isolated community thousands of kilometres from major industry hubs is even harder.

In the Gunyangara community in far north-east Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, traditional owners are using a new kind of township lease to gain control over their own land in an effort to alleviate these difficulties for local Aboriginal residents.

But they are calling for the NT Government to contract more work to foster more Indigenous jobs.

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