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Double Up for Kids is a combined golf and Texas Holdem Poker Charity
Event to be held at the Royal Australian Engineers Golf Club on Friday,
3rd December 2010 with proceeds going to Bravehearts Inc, Australia's
leading child protection charity.
This never before seen event includes a stableford round of golf, leading
into a fun poker game -- and you don't even have to know how to play golf
or poker, because, not only is it just for fun, but
golf-pro Shane will be there to help you out!
There is over $1,000 in prizes up for grabs on the day, so along with a great
day out, you could also be taking home one of our exciting prizes! "
Grab your mates or work colleagues for a great day out benefitting Aussie
kids!" Funds donated to Bravehearts will go towards counselling sessions
for children who have been sexually assaulted, the Bravehearts Crisis Line
taking calls from parents or carers in distress, or sponsoring a child to see
the Ditto Show, which is Bravehearts in-school education programme --
helping to keep Aussie kids safe.
Bravehearts' message is clear. You have a choice. You can "do something"
or you can "do nothing". Australian children are relying on you to do
something! So, why not make contact with;
Shane McNamara, the Golf Pro at RAE Golf Club
Phone: 0418 455 468
Army October 28, 2010
By Sgt Andrew Hetherington
TRANS-TASMAN military rugby foes Australia and New
Zealand fought out a tough 29-29 draw in the first round of the
Pacific Nations Military (PacMil) rugby union tournament on
Held at Vikings Park in Canberra, it was the first round of
PacMil 2010 with the Australian Services Rugby Union (ASRU)
drawing the Kiwis in their first match.
Tonga showed they are always dangerous with a 61-5 drubbing
of PNG in game played before the ASRU match.
The 29-29 draw reflected the hard effort put in by both sides
who didn't want to give up an inch of ground.
New Zealand began the first half by scoring a try and convert-
ing in the 11th minute to go 7-0 up. ASRU responded quickly with
LAC Chris Tuttiet, 2OCU, scoring a try and Pte Joven Clarke,
3RAR, converting to level the scores at 7-7.
The remainder of the half belonged to the New Zealanders as
they scored tries in the 26th and 29th minutes and converted a try
to take a 12-point lead, 19-7.
In the 34th minute New Zealand scored again off a penalty
kick to further pull away from ASRU, 22-7.
It looked like ASRU would have to work hard to have any
chance of winning and continued to fight hard up to the half-time
whistle, scoring a penalty push over try in the last 30 seconds to
bridge the gap, 22-12.
After the break ASRU's Pte Luke Tabutoa, 3RAR, scored a try
early with Pte Clarke kicking straight again to make it 22-19. New
Zealand responded seven minutes later scoring a try and convert-
ing to further pull away to 29-19.
In the 26th minute ASRU wrestled on their line with New
Zealand to score a penalty try and Pte Clarke converted again to
close the gap to 29-26. Pte Clarke levelled the scores with five
minutes to go with a successful penalty kick.
With just 30 seconds to go in the match New Zealand was deep
in attack and looked like it would score, but the clock beat them
and the scores remained locked.
ASRU coach Capt Damien Cahill said the team performed well
considering they'd come together only two days before the match.
"We were patchy today, but that was to be expected and it was
a step up from a trial game we lost against Victoria a few days ago
52-38," Capt Cahill said.
"The signs are there and we have a lot of improvement in us
for the rest of the tournament, but I'm pleased with the result."
ASRU best on ground, inside centre Capt Trent Beilken, QUR,
said the match was a great start to ASRUs carnival.
"I think we have the foundations [of the team] there and now
it will be just a matter of progressing through the other matches,"
Capt Beilken said.
"The New Zealanders have plenty of size and agility and when-
ever we play them they're quick and fast."
The PacMil finals will be played on October 23 and a full wrap-
up of the tournament will appear in the next edition of Army.
New Zealand took out the last PacMil competition in 2008.
(ASAFA) is seeking
a senior coach for its
men's All Stars team.
The team is selected
in April of each year
at the completion of
The All Stars
team then plays the
team in an Anzac
Day challenge held
in Adelaide at AAMI
Stadium as a curtain-
raiser to the Port Power
v St Kilda game.
applicant will not hold
a coaching position for
their service but will be
part of the ASAFA com-
mittee. The position is
open to permanent or
reserve personnel from
Navy, Army, Air Force
or the APS.
from ASAFA Executive
Officer, Maj James
defence.gov.au or by
calling (02) 9488 6226
or 0459 808 682.
Crunch time: Capt Trent Beilken (above) and Pte Luke Tabutoa (inset)
try to break through the New Zealand defence in the first round of the
PacMil. The game was drawn 29-29.
Photos by LAC Aaron Curran
Tough start to PacMil
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