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Army September 2, 2010
Game on for 3 Bde
Eye on ball: Pte
Bradley Brown, 3CSSB,
left, blocks Cpl Aaron
Kime, 1RAR, during
the 3 Bde soccer
grand final (above)
while Pte Tara White,
left, and Tpr Renee
Kuen, 5 Avn Regt, fight
for possession in the
On target: Lt Adam Leechman, 2RAR, kicks a
goal during the 3 Bde Australian rules grand final. Court out: WO2 Bruce Ferguson, 11CSSB, dribbles past LCpl
David Hemer, 1RAR, during the basketball finals.
Too strong: Lt Jack Bolton, 1RAR, breaks through the backline
during 1RAR's win against 4 Fd Regt in the rugby union grand final.
Photos and report: LCpl Mark Doran
BATTLELINES were drawn and the
combatants pumped with adrenalin
for the annual 3 Bde sports finals at
Lavarack Barracks on August 5.
Townsville units competed in
Australian rules, rugby union, touch, soc-
cer, basketball and netball with the day
organised to allow maximum participa-
tion by all units and spectators.
Maj Gary Jiear, HQ 3 Bde, said some
teams went through the competitions
unbeaten which was testament to their
coaching staff and the players.
"If it were not for the players, coach-
ing staff and the specific-code coordina-
tors the competition would not have been
the success it was," Maj Jiear said.
A traditional feud between
Townsville's infantry battalions, 1RAR
and 2RAR, shook the barracks as the
Australian rules teams played for the hon-
our of the 3 Bde trophy.
Both teams put in a strong perfor-
mance and spectators were treated to a
feast of frenetic one-on-one contests with
high leaps and hard body contact.
2RAR won by 29 points, 12.14 (86) to
Players from 1RAR and 4 Fd Regt
clashed in a hard game of rugby with a
high standard of sledging from spectators
on both sides of the field.
1RAR beat 4 Fd Regt 20-5 through its
On the soccer pitch, it was 3CSSB's
turn to triumph in a close game against
1RAR with the 3CSSB strikers' success-
ful attacks on goal giving them a 3-1 win.
Touch players from 5 Avn Regt scored
the winning tries against 1RAR and con-
stant substitutions kept the momentum
flowing. The game ended at 8-3 to the
The netball final between 10FSB and
5 Avn Regt was a fast-paced game with
10FSB's speed, strategy and teamwork
winning a tight match, 33-29.
Male and female soldiers competed on
fair terms as the females' greater familiar-
ity with the game prevented men of supe-
rior size gaining an advantage.
Man of the match for the grand final
was B Sqn 3/4 Cav Regt's WO2 Duane
Maggenti and 2010's best and fairest was
awarded to Lt Jarrod Anderson, 5 Avn
Regt and LAC Shaun Schafferius, 27 Sqn.
Basketball was decided by a knock-
out draw with 2RAR winning in the final
count. It was 2RAR's consistent shooting
and offence that took out the round-robin
Maj Jiear said that because of unit tem-
pos and field activities most sports were
affected by either deferring games or ral-
lying players who remained in Townsville.
"The sports competition was enjoyed
by all who participated and was played in
the spirit for which it was designed."
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