Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

ARL on a Footy Blitz

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

ARL on a Footy Blitz

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BRAD Henry, the ARL Development Officer, will be conducting a blitz in the Mackay and district area from February 9-14.

The blitz will lead up to the NRL trial game between the North Queensland Cowboys and Cronulla Sharks.

He will visit more than 50 schools with assistance from Dean Payne (Cowboys development), Tim Nugent from QRL, Scott Nozworthy from ARL, Mackay Cutters coach Shane Muspratt, Dick Walsh and other Mackay Cutters players.

Brad would be only too happy to hand out fliers for clubs and refs to nominated schools, or to have officials attend.

Meanwhile, planning for the trial game between the Cowboys and Sharks is in full swing.

Many thanks to Carolyn Craig for her efforts and promise Gary and family Carolyn will return home after the February 14 game.

Tireless worker

IT was a sad week for Mackay rugby league with the passing of Joan McIntyre.

Joan was a tireless worker for Western Suburbs and MDRL.

Supporters of the game like Joan are rare and almost irreplaceable.

The rugby league community extends its deepest sympathy to Joan's family.

Refs go north

MEMBERS of the Mackay and District Rugby League Referee Association will be heading to Townsville this weekend to participate in the 2009 Professional Referee Development Seminar being held at JCU University.

This weekend covers many aspects of officiating in rugby league as well the personal development as a referee.

In all there will be 20 members making the trip to Townsville.

Training hard

WITH the season not too far away the Cutters training schedule has kicked into another gear.

The boys are back down at the Junior League Grounds now and they wish to thank Magpies Sporting Club for allowing them to use their fields and gym during pre-Christmas training. …

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