Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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Alice Springs boys first Indigenous players for Port Adelaide



Indigenous talent has thrived at the Port Adelaide Football Club which has had 54 Aboriginal players since 1953. Richie Bray (pictured on the wing) was one of them. The club is turning 150 years old in 2020. Story by JOHN P McD SMITH.

'I shared my mother with the Aboriginal children'

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More than 50 boys lived at St Francis House from 1945 to 1959. Many came from Alice Springs and other places in the NT. Some of their stories have been lost. Some of their stories are incomplete or records missing. With help from people in Alice Springs and elsewhere we have been able to bring together this series, “Kids from the Alice.” By MARK J SMITH. Pictured are L-R - Jim Foster, David Woodford, Peter Tilmouth, Malcolm Cooper at St Francis House in the 1950s.

Albrecht oval lights a boon for sport, town: Cricket boss

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Light spill outside the oval is minimal, says cricket president Bruce Walker. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Alice women's footy side scores huge in Adelaide




The Alice Pinktails a footy sensation on Norwood Oval. ROB CLARKE reports.


Footy plus a job is a formula for life




Kenny Morton (pictured) takes the message from The Centre to the Top End. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Do we need the footy carnival?




What are the reasons of continuing to take the path of "the show must go on at all costs" with respect to the Easter footy carnival, asks MICHAEL LIDDLE.


Night patrols to converge on Alice for footy weekend




There's a flurry of activity to avoid a repetition around the weekend's AFL game of the anti-social behaviour that followed the Easter Carnival. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


League needs to take responsibility for carnival mayhem




The football League must to take more responsibility not only for the conduct of players in the Easter Lightning Carnival, but also for their "entourage" coming to Alice Springs for the fixture, says Paul Fitzsimons (pictured). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Stop Easter footy carnival in Alice: Liddle




The Easter Lightning Carnival should no longer be held in Alice Springs, says prominent local Aboriginal man Michael Liddle. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Redtails in high-scoring thriller


Tiwi Bombers defeated Central Australia by nine points in a high-scoring thriller at TIO Stadium on Saturday in what was arguably the game of the season to date, scoring 22.11 (143) to 20.14 (134).

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