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NSWTA State Conference and Blues Dinner

first_imgIt will be a busy weekend for the NSWTA, with the State Conference as well as their Blues Awards Dinner at the Bankstown Sports Club. The 2010 State Conference held on Saturday, 16 October and Sunday, 17 October 2010, offers the opportunity for New South Wales associations and members to develop through best practice methods and innovative strategies to improve the sport in a holistic manner from grass roots through to the elite levels. The message of ‘work smarter not harder’ will be focused upon to assist the most valuable asset in our sport –  you – in ensuring our sport’s future is secure through the implantation of best practice strategies and solutions.  This year there are two core focuses of the conference – the first being volunteers, their recruitment, retention and development and the other core focus is coaching, educating and skill updating on all versions of the game headed by the attendance of the incumbent national Open coaches, as well as other guest presenters. To view the State Conference Program please click here. Saturday night will see the Annual NSWTA Blues Awards Dinner, also to be held at Bankstown Sports Club. The Awards Dinner is the defining evening where volunteers, coaches, referees, selectors and players are presented with their awards in front of their peers. The night will also have the multi-talented Peter FitzSimons as a guest speaker. The journalist and former Wallaby is an ideal fit for this year’s dinner with his passionate stories and all Australian humour.  The nominees for the awards are: Rod Wise Medal (Volunteer of the Year) Kellie Johnson – Wallsend Touch Association Gary Croft – Parramatta Touch Association John Ryan – Eastern Suburbs Touch Association Lyn Eason – Forster Tuncurry Touch Association Administrator of the Year  Northern Eagles Chris Veech – Port Macquarie Touch Association Kim Coe – Tamworth Touch Association Jenny McFarlane – Lismore Touch Association Graham Goodwin – Taree Touch Association Southern Suns Annette Thomas Schumacher – Jerrabomberra Touch Association Dave Baggio – Wagga Wagga Touch Association Karen Strachan – Griffith Touch Association Gary Brickell – Wollongong Touch Association Hunter Western Hornets Julie Andrews – Wallsend Touch Association Kerry Campbell- Newcastle City Touch Association Neil Webster – Dubbo Touch Association Rod Dillon – Peninsula Senior Touch Association Sydney Scorpions Kim Solomon- Northern Suburbs Touch Association Carol Jones – Hornsby Touch Association Gary Noel – Ryde Eastwood Touch Association Sue Jones – Manly Warringah Touch Association Sydney Mets Deanne Rushworth – Blacktown Touch Association Gary Harvey – Western Suburbs Touch Association Steve Heggety – Concord Touch Association Joe Dougall – Balmain Juniors Touch Association Sydney Rebels John Ryan – Eastern Suburbs Touch Association Aileen May – Taren Point Touch Association Gab Rose – Cronulla Sutherland Touch Association Kylie Mazloum – Bankstown Juniors Touch Association Affiliate of the Year  Northern Eagles Port Macquarie Touch Association Ballina Touch Association Tamworth Touch Association Murwillumbah Touch Association Southern Suns Wollongong Touch Association Wagga Wagga Touch Association Griffith Touch Association Goulburn Touch Association Hunter Western Hornets Wallsend Touch Association Scone Touch Association Dubbo Touch Association Central Coast Touch Association Sydney Scorpions Northern Suburbs Touch Association Warringah Juniors Touch Association Parramatta Touch Association Manly Warringah Touch Association  Sydney Mets Penrith Touch Association  Western Suburbs Touch Association Lower Blue Mountains Touch Association Balmain Juniors Touch Association Sydney Rebels Eastern Suburbs Touch Association Taren Point Touch Association Sydney University Touch Association Bankstown Juniors Touch Association Region of the Year  Southern Suns Sydney Scorpions Hunter Western Hornets Coach of the Year Milad Almaoui – Western Suburbs Touch Association and Sydney Mets Touch Association Tony Trad – Western Suburbs Touch Association and Australia          Terry Cooper – Hornsby Touch Association and Sydney Scorpions   Dave Collins – Penrith Panthers    Junior Coach of the Year  Brooke Playford Dave Nolan Simone Dalton Selector of the Year Barry Gibson Cathy Richards Ron Hanson Kevin Kara Male Player of the Year Dylan Hennessey             Ben Moylan        Anthony Ziade  Nick Good           Female Player of the Year  Kelly Woods       Louise Winchester           Jess McCall         Nicole McHugh Junior Male Player of the Year Sam Brisby          Joe Ng  Jordon Marshall                Josh Gillard         Junior Female Player of the Year Sam Hammond Alicia Quirk          Sarah Peattie     Ash QuinlanFor more information, please visit the New South Wales Touch Association’s website – www.nswtouch.com.aulast_img read more

Larry Johnson Pushes Ohio State To Be Elite In Powerful Speech

first_imgLarry Johnson gives speech to Ohio State.Larry Johnson, the defensive line and assistant head coach at Ohio State University, refuses to accept mediocrity from his players. He expects nothing but the effort to be extraordinary.In an inspiring pump up speech to the Buckeyes, Larry Johnson motivated the team to push past the edge – past slacking performance – and become elite.He explains that elite “is not going to the edge and saying, ‘I’m average, I’m good for the day.’” With the team’s full focus in his grasp, the coach proclaims, “We got a chance to step on the edge…To be elite, you’ve got to take the fall. You can’t be afraid to jump…There’s no more average in this program!”Head coach Urban Meyer shared the inspirational speech on Twitter. You can watch the message below.Very lucky to have a coach like Larry Johnson on this staff to push our team past THE EDGE to become ELITE pic.twitter.com/9eD0FiEd0i— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) August 17, 2016If you don’t have chills, you can’t possibly be a true Buckeyes fan.Ohio State kicks off its 2016 season at home against the Bowling Green Falcons.last_img read more

Moily mocks PM over Trumps mediation offer on Kashmir

first_imgNew Delhi: Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily on Tuesday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the ‘Howdy,Modi’ programme, saying US President Donald Trump’s “first gift” after the “mega event” is his offer to mediate between India and Pakistan on Kashmir.A day after the event in Houston, Trump said on Monday that he was ready to mediate between Pakistan and India on the Kashmir issue if both sides agree as he described himself as “an extremely good arbitrator”. Trump made the remarks during his meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York. India maintains that the Kashmir issue is a bilateral one and no third party has any role in it. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghReacting to the development, Moily said, “After the mega event at Houston in Texas on Sunday, called ‘Howdy,Modi’, set as a launch pad for the forthcoming election of Trump, Donald Trump’s first gift offered to Modi is to negotiate (between) Pakistan and India on Kashmir.” India expected an announcement such as relaxation of trade barriers on import of goods from India and H1B visas to Indian citizens, he said in a statement. The people of India are totally disappointed with the Prime Minister’s visit, the former Union minister said. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad”Narendra Modi has been reluctant to visit the flood areas in Karnataka, Maharashtra and other states in the country and has not released a single paise to the flood victims of Karnataka who are confronted with unprecedented floods and loss of lives and livelihood,” he alleged. Modi could have at least made an appeal to the NRIs in the US and elsewhere to contribute generously for flood relief, Moily said. “The mega event was politically unwise and most undiplomatic in the history of the foreign policy of India,” he alleged. “It is because of an aggressive diplomatic stand of Trump on Iran and on some Arab countries, the oil prices are rising day by day and the US mega event in Houston is totally counterproductive which gave clean chit to the US which caused misery to India,” Moily said.last_img read more