Southern Riverina news

Jordan in national championsh­ips

- Marianne Whelan

Jordan Swann, accompanie­d by his family, travelled to Adelaide recently to play for New South Wales in the under-12s National AFL Championsh­ips.

He was one of the 23 players selected from the NSW state carnival held in Coffs Harbour in May, and was the only Year 5 boy in the NSW team.

The boys initially met up at the SCG for their team photo on the hallowed turf.

They then watched the Sydney Swans train before being presented with their playing jumpers by their idols in red and white.

The NSW Blue Pups, as the under-12s team is fondly known, approached each game with their trademarks of 'pressure', 'resilience' and 'teamwork' and played some very handy football.

Unfortunat­ely New South Wales were beaten in four of their five games, but were able to get the closest margin they have ever had with Victoria and Western Australia.

One of Jordan's highlights was kicking a goal in the third quarter against Queensland.

This trip was so much more than just the five games of footy.

Jordan has learnt so much from the coaches and other players, and made some fantastic new mates.

Jordan loved the opportunit­y to represent his state at this level and would like to thank his local coach Craig Thornton and his Riverina coaches for all their support and guidance to get him to the national carnival.


Berrigan Library will host online cooking demonstrat­ions today and next Wednesday, August 24.

Presented by Cornersmit­h, the demonstrat­ions will show you ways to save money when buying food, plus how to make Kimchi — a delicious Korean vegetable pickling method.

Afternoon tea and recipes will be shared, thanks to Community Grant funding from Murrumbidg­ee Primary Health Network.

Phone Alana on 5888 5180 if you wish to attend. All are welcome.


The next Berrigan Race Club meeting is on this Saturday.

It features the Bernard Curtin, Brian Dorman and Robbie Saunders Memorial and is a great family day, with all betting and bar facilities operating.

Members and patrons have the chance to win the jackpot draw of $100, one of 10 $20 vouchers to spend on the day and five double passes to the Jerilderie Gold Cup.

The race club was excited to receive a

NSW Government grant which now makes this the Berrigan Community Race Day, and will provide free entry and free children's entertainm­ent.

The entertainm­ent will include a jumping castle, large outdoor wooden games, pony rides, fairy floss, dagwood dogs and a spectacula­r magician from Melbourne who also models balloons into animals.

For the older patrons there will be a wine and cheese tasting and live entertainm­ent.

It will be a great family day, so make sure you come along and support the race club.

The race club is looking forward to an exciting year ahead, and invites the community to support the club by buying a membership. New members are always welcome.

Enquiries can be made to Janine Murphy on 0427 360 709.


The Berrigan Football and Netball Club put on a great final on Sunday, and congratula­tions to the seconds and fourths football sides for winning their eliminatio­n final.

They will now have a week off and play the weekend of August 27 and 28.

The netballers scheduled to play were not so lucky but certainly put up a mighty fight, making the opposition earn their win.

The under-15 netballers, who finished second on the ladder, will play this Sunday against Katunga at Blighty. All the best to the under-15s.

 ?? ?? Jordan Swann recently travelled to Adelaide to play for NSW in the U12 National AFL Championsh­ips.
Jordan Swann recently travelled to Adelaide to play for NSW in the U12 National AFL Championsh­ips.

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