The Border Watch : March 6th 2014
SPORT NEWS TIPS firstname.lastname@example.org SPORT 35 Lady Reds coming ‘home’ MORRIS ROD email@example.com FORMER Mount Gambier junior soccer players, Jenna McCormick and Monique Iannella will return “home” later this month representing the Adelaide Lady Reds. McCormick, Iannella and the Football Federation of South Australia’s female participation officer, Susan Bassett will be the guests of the South East Women’s Football Association on March 14-15. Both McCormick and Iannella played key roles with the Lady Reds in this season’s nationwide A-League with McCormick, who was named as the team’s vicecaptain going on to win the best and fairest award recently. Bassett, who assists with coaching and state selection of female players at different levels throughout South Australia will join McCormick and Iannella in Mount Gambier to meet and train local female players of all ages. There will be a “”Lady Bugs” Come and Try session staged at Blue Lake Sports Park run by the trio on March 14 (tomorrow week) between 5pm and 6pm. Frank Wilcox, vice-president of the SEWFA said: “All interested young players and their families are invited to attend. “This session is aimed at girls aged 5-9 who are interested but have never tried the world game.” At 7.30pm on the same day, there will be a function at the South Aussie Hotel for any interested persons. Tickets are priced at $10 which will include finger food and a ticket in a lucky draw prize. The two noted Lady Reds players will speak about their experiences in soccer and in the W-League. STAR PERFORMER: Adelaide Lady Reds best and fairest winner, Jenna McCormick. Special trophies cast LATE Model race cars originated in the United States and are purpose built speedway sedans. It is therefore only fitting that Hoolagators All American Diecast business is included in the Australian titles being held this weekend at the Borderline Speedway. In partnership with Thomos Race Graphix and SP Visual, three unique model cars (as pictured) were commissioned to sit atop the trophies for the three podium positions of the championship race. Graphic wrapping has been used to decorate the one-off model cars and each one contains the Australian Late Model Championship logo, Borderline Speedway logo, SALMA logo, Thomos Race Graphix, Late Models Australia and Hoolagators All American Diecast. UNIQUE TROPHIES: Images of the specially designed trophies for this weekend’s Late Model Australian Championships at the Borderline Speedway. Nulty racing for a good cause – raising money for charity From back page For just $5, people can sign their own name on the bonnet which will be donated back to the foundation at the end of the night to be auctioned off. Alternatively people can purchase stubby holders and hats, with all of the proceeds going to the foundation. “We knew the titles were coming up and to get more people interested in it and to give something back to the community, we came up with that idea,” Nulty said. “I know Matt Patzel and what he does so I thought we would run with it. “It’s a fantastic thing.” But Nulty said he would not stop at just the bonnet if the need should arise. “I’m hoping to fill the bonnet and then start on the rest of the car,” he said. “Hopefully we’ll get more tattoos on it than Angry Anderson.” Of course the main focus of the weekend is the racing and Nulty is determined to make his mark there. After stepping out of the Street Stock class, then having a four-year break from the sport, he decided to try his hand at Late Models and said he is enjoying the experience so far. The purpose-built race cars provide plenty of action with front wheels regularly leaving the track as the massive power is poured on. It is a jump Nulty is more than happy to have made. “This is my second season in the car and we are slowly getting there,” he said. “There are a lot of adjustments and fine-tuning to be made on them – there is a phenomenal amount of difference between these and the Street Stocks. “I had a fifth place in an Australian title in the Street Stocks but sat four years out of the sport and then jumped straight into this. “I love it – it’s an awesome feeling to drive one – the G-forces, the power.” With around 700 horsepower on tap, Nulty’s car is no slouch around a speedway oval, but he said it is just a baby compared to some of the competition he will face in the titles. Despite that he said he is focused on finishing his heats in the top 16, providing a direct line to the main race of the program. “I’m going to be happy to make the top 16 to go into the A main event,” Nulty said. “There are some really big names coming over for it – Vosbergen, Darren Kane is coming down from Queensland, the Oldfields from WA – there are some really top notch drivers. “But it’s a race where anything can happen – 40 laps is a long way. “It will be one big, full-on race and hopefully we get through the night without too much crashing and bashing.” As far as raising money for the Patzel-Mullan Foundation is concerned, Nulty has some simple advice. “Come down, come out and put your name on the car,” he said. The Border Watch, Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 35 The following day (Saturday, March 15) two 90-minute coach- THE LADY IN RED: Former Mount Gambier junior soccer player, Monique Iannella who now plays with the Adelaide Lady Reds in the national W-League. ing sessions will be held, both at Blue Lake Sports Park. The first – at 9am – will be aimed at juniors and the second – at 11am – will be open to senior players. Any interested player is encouraged to attend. At the coaching day, the SEWFA will conduct a registration and information session for the season ahead. For more information on any of the above functions, contact SEWFA vice-president, Frank Wilcox on 0418-599-905.
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