The Border Watch : April 3rd 2014
2 NEWS VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au PREMIER LEAGUE: Matthew Marchioro (Para Hills Knights), Robby Lippett (Cumberland United), Chris Annichiarico (Adelaide Blue Eagles), Michael Doyle (Raiders), Ryan Veitch (West Torrens Birkalla) and Elias Demourtzidis (Adelaide Comets) welcome news of the upcoming regional round. Big league soccer action secured Mount Gambier to host premier South Australian squads in regional clash From front page develop the capacity of local clubs and players. It is the first time such high level teams will play for points in Mount Gambier. Organisers hope a yearly fixture could grow grassroots soccer in regional areas and showcase a pathway to the premier league for talented players. Mount Gambier Mayor Steve Perryman said yesterday he was proud to support the initiative. “The City of Mount Gambier is proud to support the Football Federation SA regional round,” Mr Perryman said. He said the collaboration between council, the federation, Western Border Soccer Association and Mount Gambier-based clubs would provide a solid platform to Mr Perryman said the event would also illustrate a clear pathway to a premier league for junior players in Mount Gambier. “Council looks forward to fostering these relationships in the interest of junior sport development,” he said. Speaking at council’s full meeting, Mr Perryman said a pilot fixture held in Whyalla last year was deemed “quite successful”. “Three clubs in Mount Gambier have the facilities to host the event and each of these will be given the opportunity to be the host,” he said. Western Border Soccer Association secretary John Bruttomesso yesterday welcomed Taking the National Premier League competition to regional South Australia provides a perfect platform to expand participation and lift the profile of football in the regions Football Federation SA chief executive officer Michael Carter the ground-breaking deal. “We are delighted we are hosting National Premier League games,” he said. While he said the city had hosted trial games, he said it would be the first time the teams would be in Mount Gambier playing for points. “This makes a difference, we should see a really good game,” Mr Bruttomesso said. “Western Border Soccer Association has been working hard to improve the standard of the game down here.” He said the regional round would inspire talented regional players to reach the premier league or the A-league. Football Federation SA chief executive officer Michael Carter said expanding soccer in regional SA was an important next step for the code. “Taking the National Premier League competition to regional South Australia provides a perfect platform to expand participation and lift the profile of football in the regions,” Mr Carter said. He said Whyalla, Mount Gambier and Roxby councils had embraced the concept and their commitment was an endorsement of the code. “Football Federation SA is committed to supporting South Australian regional centres,” Mr Carter said. He said a three-year partnership worth $180,000 would ensure that transport and accommodation for players, club officials and referees were covered for each of the three years. Mr Carter said funding would also support each club in conducting participation clinics in each regional centre leading up to the regional round. Teen accused of assault Wish drive donation NOW OPEN AT 112 Commercial St East, Mount Gambier Phone 8723 1099 www.thefederalhotel.com.au 2 - The Border Watch, Thursday, April 3, 2014 Schnitzels like you’ve NEvEr SEEN bEfOrE 30 amazing toppings to choose from including all your traditional pub favourites GrEAT vAluE luNchES from $8.90 every day 641345 A KINGSTON teenager will face three charges in court after assaulting a man with a pole, punching a dog and damaging property on Monday night. The 18-year-old was charged with aggravated assault, property damage and ill-treating an animal when police responded to an incident at 5pm. Police will allege the accused caused minor injuries when he used a pole to hit the human victim, who is known to him, but the dog was not hurt. The teenager also dam- aged the tail lights of two cars and walls of a North Terrace property. His release on bail was subject to conditions that will remain in place until a May court hearing in Millicent Magistrates Court. CALTEX Star Mart stores around Australia have worked together to present the Make A Wish Foundation with $400,000. The chain held the Star Mart Wish Drive last November with over 400 stores participating nationwide. Customers showed their support for the drive by purchasing bumper stickers and selected in-store products or by making a gold coin donation. Some stores also hosted sausage sizzles, face painting and car washes. The money raised will be used to grant wishes to seriously ill children across Australia.
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