Spring is in the air


Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

G’DAY. Journo Jack here — nice to meet you all.

I’m the mas­cot for the 20 com­mu­nity pa­pers that make up NewsLo­cal.

I’ll be drop­ping by each week to talk about what’s hap­pen­ing in lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties across Syd­ney and the Cen­tral Coast.

I’m lov­ing be­ing here in Septem­ber. The weather’s warm­ing up, the days are get­ting longer and ev­ery­one’s get­ting the fever.

And I don’t just mean the lurgy that has had ev­ery­one drop­ping like flies. I’m talk­ing about footy fi­nals fever.

For those whose team is still in the hunt for grand fi­nal glory, good luck.

For any­one play­ing in fi­nals footy, re­mem­ber to play hard but play fair.

For the rest, well, there’s al­ways next year.

My team, the Wests Tigers, didn’t make it this year. But at least we avoided the wooden spoon.

Back in the day, I was a pretty handy player for the Bourke War­riors.

I had to play half­back be­cause my head wouldn’t fit in the scrum. But the big nog­gin came in handy for charg­ing through de­fence close to the try line.

I still en­joy play­ing but my work with NewsLo­cal keeps me pretty busy.

On Sun­day, I’ll be at the Taste Food, Wine and Mu­sic Fes­ti­val in Cam­den 10am­noon and at the Cabra­matta Moon Fes­ti­val 2-4pm.

Come and say hello and get your photo taken at the NewsLo­cal photo booth for a chance to win a $100 gift card.

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