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The June edition of Fourth Quarter Sports Magazine. Produced by Ozsports Online Sports Network. Full of sports news, results and a whole lot more.


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Volume: 1Volume: 1

Edition: 4Edition: 4


ALL Adelaide Adrenaline home matches will be streamed live on

Ozsports TV & Simulcast on Ozsports FM commencing on June 30th

from 4:30pm. See Article inside on Pg. ….



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Editors Blog

Catch Adelaide Adrenaline Ice Hockey Home Matches Streamed Live & Simulcast




Sports Quiz

3 & 4

5 & 6

Ozsports needs You

Ozsports Surf & Leisure Shop




Casey Stoner Why He Quit Moto GP

9 & 10


V8 Motor Sports

On The Bench With Chris Schmidt

12 & 13



Ozsports FM







Inside this issue:

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Ozsports TV

2012 Olympics Preview







Sports from the USA

State of Origin Poster



Australian Ice Hockey

Sports Corner With Allan Sports



Volunteer Services

Sponsorship Opportunities




Australian Netball


30 & 31

Asian Football Confederation— Asian Champions League

Asian Football Confederation— Asian Champions League



Athlete Profile— James Magnussen 34

Inside this issue:

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Ozsports Merchandise

2012 Ozsports Year of Grassroots Sports



Ozsports Contact Details

Sports Facts



Ozsports Clubhouse 39

Inside this issue:

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Welcome to the 4th edition of Fourth Quarter a publica-

tion of Ozsports Online Network. Ozsports is an online based

sports media site.

What a month it has been the team at Ozsports HQ are very

excited we have had some big things happening in the offices

at Ozsports HQ 1st Ozsports TV and Ozsports FM will be

streaming and Simulcasting the Adelaide Adrenaline Ice Hock-

ey home matches and 2nd Ozsports has just welcomes a new

sponsor who are our online radio station media

partner. So we can now broadcast for longer and simulcast live

sporting events. So we are all very excited our first broadcast

and simulcast will be on June 30th the day this edition comes


We also have our usual suspects cycling, tennis and surfing and

our On the Bench section and all the latest news from the

SANFL. Also a favourite of yours the V8 Motorsports plenty

been happening on and off the track during June.

Thanks heaps for all of the emails and messages on Facebook

and Twitter telling us what you like and want to see more of

keep them coming. You have been pleading with us here at

Ozsports HQ to keep the Ozsports Quiz well we have listened

and have a bunch of new sports themed questions just waiting

for you to have a crack at answering correctly.

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zsports HQ has been a buzz since the news broke that Ozsports Online Network will be streaming and simulcasting all

home matches of the VIP Adelaide Adrenaline Ice Hockey team. Ozsports TV will you will be able to watch all of the

VIP Adelaide Adrenaline matches streamed through the Ozsports website along with the simulcast on Ozsports FM.

Team at Ozsports has Ice Hockey all covered along with our reporter on the ice Myles Wallace who will provide post

match interviews and pre-match player and coach interviews for our pre-match show.

This has been a long time coming for the team at Ozsports we are so excited there has been a buzz around the offices

and corridors of Ozsports HQ.

Our first broadcast of a VIP Adelaide Adrenaline home game will be on June the 30th 2012 at 4:00pm ACST commenc-

ing with our pre-game show and then the VIP Adelaide Adrenaline taking on the Mustangs from Melbourne 4:30pm


To view or to listen to the broadcast or to listen to the simulcast go to and

click on the Ozsports TV or Ozsports FM links. Just look for the pictures below

to watch or listen to the coverage.


Adelaide Adrenaline has hit the cyber world of the wide world web with

Ozsports TV through Ozsports Online Sports Network. With a few hiccups during the first game. The team at Ozsports

ploughed through the first game and had a better idea on what to do for game two. The Ozsports were pumped come

Sunday as we arrived and bumped into the ice ArenA in Adelaide South Australia. The second match went off really

well. With praise coming from all directions on the quality and the professionalism shown by the team at Ozsports.

Also praise was also coming from the viewers who were very happy with the live stream.

The 1st game from June 30th 2012 is now up on the Ozsports website

in the Ice Hockey page.

By the Way Adelaide Adrenaline won 1st game 10-0 and lost the second

game 3-2.

The rest of the Adelaide Adrenaline home games dates:

August 11th Sydney Bears

August12th New Castle North Stars

August 25th Gold Coast Blue Tongues

August 26th Gold Coast Blue Tongues

Ozsports Outside Broadcast setup at the Ice


Picture of the Ozsports OB

Layout for the live Stream

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This young Aussie Female featured in the March edition of

Fourth Quarter can’t stop winning of course I am talking about

Sally Fitzgibbons.

Sally Fitzgibbons has taken out the Billabong Women’s Rio Pro

over Coco Ho of Hawaii, 21, by a score of 14.10 to 14.03 in

peaky one-to-three foot (.5 meter) waves at the primary ven-

ue of Rarra da Tijuca.

Event No. 5 of 7 on the ASP Women’s World Championship

Tour, the Billabong Pro Rio culminated in a thrilling fashion on

Monday the 14th of May 2012. With both Fitzgibbons and Ho

exchanging the Final’s lead multiple times before the hotter


In need of a high 7-point ride with just minutes remaining in

the heat, Fitzgibbons bashed a blowing lefthander on her

backside, notching a 7.93 out of 10 to take the elite win, her

second of the year.

“That was so crazy and Coco (Ho) had me on the ropes for

sure,” Fitzgibbons said. “I just had my fingers crossed and

knew there would be one towards the end. I made a few

mistakes and it happens in finals but I was able to recover

there at the end. I’m so excited.”

Fitzgibbons, current No. 2 on the ASP Women’s WCT, and

has significantly narrowed the gap between her and cur-

rent ASP frontrunner fellow Aussie Stephanie Gilmore 24,

but remained humble in regards to her chase for the 2012

ASP World Title.

“This makes the World Title race more interesting, but

thinking ahead, it’s still pretty far to go,” Fitzgibbons said.

“There are still a couple of events, but to get a win, it’s an

amazing result. To win at Bells too, it’s been an awesome

year so far.”

Fitzgibbons celebrates her victory


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Ho, who was ranked 12th on the ASP Women’s WCT ratings

before the Billabong Rio Pro, had yet to advance beyond the

Quarterfinals this year, but her Runner-Up finish to Fitzgibbons

vaults the young Hawaiian to ninth in the world and restores

her confidence to appropriate levels.

“This result really opens things up for me,” Ho said. “I’ve been

having a really tough year and I’m stoked to get into this Final.

This is my best result of the year and this has been an im-

portant event for me. Congrats to Sally on her win.”

Carissa Moore (HAW), 19, last year’s Billabong Rio Pro winner

and reigning ASP Women’s World Champion, was edged out of

a hard-fought battle against Fitzgibbons in their high-scoring

Semi-final affair. Both competitors posted big-scores in the

dying seconds of the heat, but it was Fitzgibbons who earned

the best of the exchange, handing Moore and equal third place


“I think we want to make the Final and it’s disappointing,

“Moore said. “I’ve lost to Sally (Fitzgibbons) twice this year and

I’ve just got to keep trying in the next couple of events and

that’s it.”

Moore, who was dominant over the course of 2011, has yet to

find a win in 2012, but remains focused on attaining a strong

performance to end out the season.

“I think it’s been a bunch of things this year,” Moore said. “I

think finding the right waves is one thing overall and I need to

switch it up and bring something different out.”

Alessa Quizon (HAW), 18, Billabong Rio Pro wildcard, put in an

incredible performance at this year’s event, tearing through

the world’s best female surfers and finding her way into the

Semi-finals. Quizon put up a good fight against fellow Hawai-

ian Coco Ho, but was ultimately fell during last minute ex-

change, finishing with a respectable equal 3rd place finish


“This has been an amazing event for me,” Quizon said. "I had

nothing to lose and it’s been a great learning experience for

me and I’m happy that I made it to the Semi-finals. I could tell

that Coco (Ho) was getting the scores that she needed and I

was looking for one big score and I just didn’t find it. Some-

times it happens that way.”

The Billbong Pro is proudly supported by Monster Energy Drink

an Xperia Sony Smart Phone.

The next stop on the 2012 ASP Women’s World Championship

Tour is the Roxy Pro Biarritz from July 10-14, 2012.

Billabong Women’s Rio Pro Final Result:

1. Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 14.10

2. Coco Ho (HAW) 14.03


SF 1: Coco Ho (HAW) 14.16 def. Alessa Quizon (HAW) 10.94

SF 2: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 15.47 def. Carissa Moore (HAW)


CURRENT ASP WOMEN’S WCT TOP 5 (After Billabong Rio


1. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 38,400 pts

2. Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 36,900 pts

3. Carissa Moore (HAW) 30,200 pts

4. Courtney Conlogue (USA) 29,600 pts

5. Tyler Wright (AUS) 28,700 pts

Hawaiian Coco Ho 21 runner Up in the Billabong

Women’s Pro


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Each edition we will be publishing a quiz with a sports theme. To enter the

quiz send your answers along with your name and contact details to news-

[email protected]. The first correct answers will receive a prize. Also we will

regularly be holding twitter quizzes every correct answer go into the barrel at

the end of the year we will draw out a winner with the most correct answers.

So keep an eye out on the Ozsports Twitter for when they are happening. Also

if you would like to send us questions along with the answers for us to put in

the quiz you can send them to the Ozsports Email.


[email protected]

1. Who did Feder defeat in the Madrid Masters?

Tomas Berdych

Juan Martin Del Potro

Janko Tipsarevic

Rafael Nadal

2. Matt Kuchar won the player’s Championship but who led after three


Rickie Fowler

Ben Curtis

Zach Johnson

Ben Curtis

Kevin Na

3. Black Caviar won her 21st straight race at which racecourse?


Eagle Farm


Victoria Park

4. Who was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player?

Kobe Bryant

Derrick Rose

LeBron James

Rajon Rondo

5. Who ended Port Melbourne/’s 28-game winning streak in the vfl?




Box Hill

6. Who, with 44, had the most possessions in Rd 7 of the AFL?

Dane Swan

Scott Thompson

Matthew Boyd

Gary Ablett

7. How many points did Buddy Franklin kick in Round 7?





8. Who did LeBron James play with before joining Miami?

LA Lakers

Chicago Bulls

Boston Celtics

Cleveland Cavaliers

Eric Cantona

9. Which legendary Australian Rules player was once dubbed \”Pasties\”?

Sam Kekovich

Phil Carman

Terry Daniher

Brian Peake

10. Who is tallest out of these golfers?

Nick Faldo

Ernie Els

Matt Kuchar

Tiger Woods


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11. From What school team was Jack Watts recruited?

Brighton Grammar

Melbourne Grammar

Scotch College

Caulfield Grammar

12. Who did Serena Williams defeat to win the Madrid Open?

Lucie Hradecka

Agnieszka Radwanska

Venus Williams

Victoria Azarenka

13. Select the AFL player not have been named All-Australian in 2011?

Matthew Scarlett

Scott Pendlebury

Joel Selwood

Travis Cloke

14. Which umpire has been named All-Australian in three of the last four AFL Seasons?

Stephen McBurney

Shaun Ryan

Brett Allen

Brett Rosebury

15. With which sport do you associate Paul Gallen?

Rugby Union

Rugby League



16. Boxer Will Tomlinson hails from which Victorian township?





17. Kevin Sheedy aside, which current mentor has coached the most AFL games?

Alastair Clarkson

Brett Ratten

John Worsfold

Ross Lyon

18. In which country was John McEnroe born?

West Germany




19. Which of these clubs did Martin Pike not play for?


North Melbourne


St. Kilda

20. Which of these soccer greats played with both Manchester United & Manchester City?

Denis Law

George Best

Bobby Charlton


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To find out how you can become part of the Ozsports

Crew send us an email @ [email protected]


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Matt Goss wins in Horsens as Cavendish

and Phinney crash


After five second place finishes in eight starts, Aussie

Orica GreenEDGE rider Matt Goss wins in Horsens as

Cavendish and Phinney crash. Goss won the third stage

of the Giro d’Italia. Newly named Orica-GreenEDGE

and the second Giro stage win of the Australian sprint-

er’s career.

“I’m really happy to win today to pay back the team

for placing me perfectly,” said Goss. “They worked in-

credibly hard for me all day.”

With only meters from the finish a mass pile-up oc-

curred. The incident was caused by Roberto Ferrari

who took out world Champion Mark Cavendish and

race leader Taylor Phinney in the final sprint to the

line. Cavendish was, somehow, able to pick himself up,

shoulder his bike and walk across the line. Phinney was

not so lucky, The young American left the race in an

ambulance. It looked like his race was over, but he was

however given a finish time and allowed to stay in the

race. Phinney to stay in pink after the accident Phinney

later hobbled up on to the podium to receive his pink


It was a horrific crash, brought about by Androni Gio-

cattoli rider Roberto Ferrari. The Italian was in fourth

position with only 150 meters to race as

Goss lead the sprint, in full flight, up the

centre of the road.

But with clear road to his left, Ferrari

made a terrible decision and switched

violently to his right. As he did so Caven-

dish was coming up on the same side,

and although the world champ desper-

ately tried to avoid Ferrari’s rear wheel,

he had no chance.

He hit the deck hard on his left and be-

fore you could blink he was sprawling in

the middle of the road with the bunch

heading straight for him. Although one

Farnese Vini rider miraculously bunny

hopped over Cavendish there was no chance everyone

could avoid him.

The resulting melee brought down Phinney, among

others, and at first it appeared he may have broken his

ankle. Luckily for him the injury turned out not to be as

severe as first thought.

Goss at last

It was the first sprint win for Goss this year as the Aus-

tralian has struggled to repeat his 2011 form in his new

Orica GreenEDGE colours. After being comfortably

beaten by Cavendish on Sunday 6th of May. Goss got

his timing spot on today.

No one team controlled the sprint after three laps of a

14.5km circuit around Horsens in Denmark, meaning

each of the sprinters was left to do his own thing in

the final. Goss was the one who positioned himself

best coming in to the long, wide final straight.

Orica GreenEDGE’s Matt Goss Wins Stage 3 of the Giro d’Italia


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The crash behind stopped others coming up from the

rear, but even before it happened he looked like he had

it in the bag. Cavendish came into todays stage as fa-

vourite after his dominant performance on Monday ,

but he lost the wheel of Geriant Thomas with around

two and half km’s to go. From there he jumped from

wheel to wheel, but had to start his sprint from far


The riders will fly back to Italy on Monday night, alt-

hough those caught up in the accident may have to

make a pit stop at the hospital first. On Tuesday is the

rest day giving the riders affected the chance to recu-

perate before Wednesday’s team time trial.

Roberto Ferrari has been relegated to last position on

Monday’s Giro d’ Italia stage for his part in causing a

crash in the finale.

The race started with a minute’s silence to remember

Woulter Weylandt who tragically died on stage three of

last yea’s Giro. His RadioShack Nissan Trek (formerly

Leopard Trek) team mates and friend Tyler Farrar stood

at the front of the peloton, leading the remembrance.

Weylandt’s number has been rested from last year’s

race has been rested from the race for this year and for

ever more. “It means he’s always in the race with his

number,” race director Michele Acquarone said.


Giro d’Italia stage three: Horsens-Horsens

1. Matt Goss (AUS) Orica GreenEDGE

2. Juan Jose Haedo (ARG) Saxo Bank

3. Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin –Barracuda

4. Amaud Demare (FRA) FDJ

5. Mark Renshaw (AUS) Rabobank

In the July edition we will have a big wrap up of the

2012 Tour de France

Overall Classification

1. Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing 9-24-31hrs

2. Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky at 9secs

3. Alex Rasmussen (DEN) Garmin-Barracuda

at 13sec

4. Manuele Boaro (ITA) Saxo Bank

at 15 secs

5. Ramunas Navardaukas (Ltu) Garmin-Barracuda

at 18 secs

Current Giro d’Italia Leader after 3 Stages BMC Racing

Taylor Phinney


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I’ve Loved bikes since I was a kid, this is my whole life and if I keep doing it I'm afraid I'm going to lose my passion and not want to go near a bike for the next 10 years, and that would scare me.

Many things over time have taken their toll including the direction I see this championship heading. This is not the championship I fell in love with.

The rules are changing too much and moving away from prototypes and going the opposite way, towards production-based bikes. It would be really nice to see some fantastic racing again at the front but with only a few factory bikes it is not going to happen any time soon.

This decision has been a long time coming, I've thought about it since I was forced to take a break with my lactose intolerance illness, which I still have to man-age, when I was at Ducati in 2009.

During that holiday I realised there are other things in life and that money isn't everything. Also, that many media reports continue to talk about a mystery illness in 2009 with some people not believing in me or trusting my opinions.

I think that I am one of the few riders who can actually say they have retired when they have stopped enjoying it.

I had a very nice offer from Honda to renew my contract for 2013 but I don't want to ride and just take the money.

And my test day in a V8 Supercar late last year has absolutely nothing to do with my decision to retire from MotoGP.

I'm interested to do some car racing in the future and whether I'm fast enough is another question, but it won't be in the near future.

Also the birth of my little girl, Alessandra, has nothing to do with this.

I've had a great career and some fantastic races and I feel that even after my first championship in 2007 I had reached my goals. It was my dream to become world champion. And I did it again last year with Honda, the team I always wanted to ride for.

I'm happy with the career I've had, the wins and battles along the way.

I won't have regrets.

MAKING my decision to retire from full-time MotoGP racing was a very, very hard thing to do.

Casey Stoner reveals why he quit Moto GP

Two Time World Champion Aussie Repsol Honda Rider Casey Stoner to Hang

Up his Helmet for the last time after the 2012 Season.


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V8′s Motorsports

Will Davison, after a crash involving his ex-teammate on Sat-

urday, may have lost the championship lead to Whincup he

certainly bounced back on Sunday maintaining his consisten-



winning both races in breathtaking fashion.

All teams crossed the Nullarbor fresh from New Zealand

ready to tackle the tyre-eating circuit of Barbagallo in

Western Australia’s capital, and where the weather decid-

ed to be unpredictable giving teams atrocious conditions

across the weekend.

It was a different format of racing. V8 Supercars inform-

ing teams there will be three races, two to take place on

Sunday. Officials also throwing in another twist, two fif-

teen minute qualifying sessions where one session driv-

ers must use hard tyres and the other on softs. Though,

the weather was the biggest concern on everyone’s mind.

Rain hampered the practice sessions on Friday, ominous

conditions caused havoc on Saturday and Sunday affect-

ing grip and temperature levels of the track.

Weather likely to be the last thing on the minds of HRT

and Team Vodafone out to break Ford Performance Rac-

ing’s strangle hold start to the season, Tander taking the

door off Winterbottom’s car heading to his pole grid posi-

tion at the start of Race 7.

Winterbottom and Tander continuing their battle for the

lead as the lights went green. Though, it would end in

tears for Tander who was spun around following contact

with Reynolds: his car caught fire ending his day. Tan-

der’s spin on the last turn caught Davison and others by

surprise: Davison the innocent bystander after van Gis-

bergen accidentally spun the championship leader to

avoid the carnage. Davison, unlike his Holden rival, was

able to get his car back out there to accumulate some

points, though lost his championship lead to Whincup.

Soon after the restart, Moffat was sand-trapped on Lap 7

at Turn 6 causing yet another safety car deployment. At

the restart, last year’s winner Jason Bright had a good

lead over Whincup and Winterbottom, until Whincup

passed him on Lap 14. But, the dark threating clouds had

every team peeping outside their garages by this point.

Lap 45 and a mysterious misfire from Shane van Gisber-

gen allowed cars to pass him, but eyes were soon back

on the leaders – Winterbottom crossing first for his se-

cond-straight win followed by Whincup and Lowndes.

Next day, Davison bounced back for, possibly, the great-











in a





qualifying sessions saw the Vodafone boys take


Tander and Davison involved in crash: Lap 1

Turn 7. (Picture courtesy of V8 Supercars

Fabian Coulthard practice session. Rain mist being flicked up by cars.

(Picture courtesy of V8 Supercars)


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V8′s Motorsports


Reynolds had problems with his falcon, but the harshest

story of the day went to Ingall.

The Supercheap Auto racer was pinged by race control

and sent back to the back of the field after his best ever

qualifier in a long time, fifth. The Enforcer was not happy

and called it a ‘crap penalty’ with many fans agreeing on

social media.

Taz Douglas had a helping hand off the field and out of

the race which resulted in a safety car intervention that

saw everyone pitting early. V8 Supercar management

came under fire by Roland Dane and Ross Stone after

the Safety Car collected the wrong leader resulting in

Lowndes and many others being dropped far down the


This mix-up, however, benefitted many including Da-

vison. Davison swapped his softs for hards and was on

the hunt to gain control of the race by quickly overtaking

Whincup, who was on harder tyres. Though, the biggest

question on everyone’s lips: ‘Can Will Davison manage

his tyres properly and win this race?’

Only one person could give us that answer, and he ac-

complished the impossible! Commentator and former

race-car driver Neil Crompton believed that Davison

wouldn’t make it, but with the help of another Safety Car,

Davison was able to reserve tyres. Patrizi helped to hold

off Whincup but tyre degradation enabled Whincup and

Winterbottom to pass. Whincup charged and closed the

gap, and in the dying stage of the race Winterbottom

helped his teammate to hold off Whincup, eventually

passing him for second place.

These dying laps of the race must be seen to be be-

lieved - a thrilling final race at Perth and another FPR

clean sweep. Davison now trails Whincup in the champi-

onship standings.

By Hannah Small Follow Me on Twitter: @H_L_Small

Davison just holding on from Winterbottom and Whincup to

conceal the victory around the last turn! Thrilling moment.

(Picture courtesy of V8 Supercars)

Whincup and Davison, best-mates locked in battle at Perth

and in the championship standings. (Picture courtesy of V8



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On The Bench With

Chris Schmidt


West Adelaide Midfielder

Chris Schmidt

Club—West Adelaide Football Club (Bloods)

DOB—20th of March 1989

Home Town—Adelaide



Toughest Opponent—Chris Judd

If you could switch lives with someone for one day who

would you switch with? - Cristiano Ronaldo

Favourite Place in Adelaide to have a meal?-

Thai Orchid

What is your job (or what do you do study) outside of

footy? Studying

What is the most listened –to song on your iPod? -

Feeding Line by Boy and Bear.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when

you grew up? - A Boxer.

Best piece of advice you’ve received? - There guys are

not friends

Who’s the player to watch at your club this season? -

Adam Hartlett

Dream holiday destination? - Cancun

Favourite movie/TV Quote:

Anything from Alf Stewart— Home & Away

What car do you drive: SS VE Ute

Which of your teammates is most likely to:

A). Join a band— Brad Eagle

B). Date a supermodel— Peter Nelson

C). Be late for training— Adam Hartlett

D). Be elected Prime Minister— Shane Birss

All Sports


Ozsports looking Interested sports fans to

head up Ozsports in each state for more

information send an expression of interest

with your CV and contact details to

[email protected]

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Outhern Districts toot out top honours in this year’s MAC

South Australian Country Football Championships played at

Berri last weekend ( 30th June & 1st of July).

Southern Districts defeated a spirited Murray South East

outfit by just six points to claim the 2012 title.



Southern Districts (10.6.66)

Murray South East (8.12.60)

Central (11.6.72)

Northern (8.9.57)

Eastern (9.7.61)

Eyre Peninsula (8.10.58)

Final Placing's

1). Southern Districts

2). Murray South East

3). Central

4). Northern

5). Eastern

6). Eyre Peninsula

T&R Pastoral Player of the Championships—

(Don McSweeney Medal)

Tyson Watt—Murray South East

T&R Pastoral U21 Player of the Championships

Tom Johnston—Southern Districts

T&R Pastoral Leading Goal Kicker

Tyler Haman (8 Goals) - Southern Districts

T&R Pastoral Umpire of the Championships

Mark Wilksch—Eastern

Coach of the Championships

Steve Hill—Southern Districts

Team of the Championships

F: Luke Ellery (Northern), Matthew Altmann (Murray SE),

Jarrod Kellock (Southern Districts)

HF: Reece Francis (Eyre Peninsula), Tom Johnson (Southern

Districts), Brodie Murphy (Central)

C: Marcus Burdett (Southern Districts), Simon Munn

(Southern Districts), Scott Wendelborn (Central)

HB: Tyson Wait ( Murray SE), Zac Hier (Central), Nick

Schmidt (Eastern)

B: Tom Derham (Southern Districts), Travis Tedmanson

(Southern Districts), Joel Kay (Murray SE)

R: Adam Davey (Murray SE), Matthew Hodge (Southern

Districts), Tyler Saunders (Murray SE)

INT: Sam Baulderstone (Southern Districts), Marc Purcell

(Northern), Shaun Maxfield (Central), Simon Berkfield

(Murray SE), George Pedlar (Eyre Peninsula), Steven Braun,

(Eastern), Tom Schiller (Eastern).

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Ozsports FM—Your weekly dose of sports. Ozsports FM

is a project of Ozsports Online Network. Ozsports FM streams

every Thursday from 11am CST, South Australian Time.

Using the resources of & allowing us to stream live and to store

our podcasts.

Ozsports FM every week brings the latest sports news

and results and interviews and future goal is to be able to

offer sporting clubs and sporting associations the opportunity

to have their competitions streamed on Ozsports FM. Depend-

ing on our budget constraints.

Ozsports FM is always looking for sponsors to assist

with our mission to provide sports coverage using Ozsports

FM. For sponsorship information send the Ozsports FM Team

an email at [email protected].

Ozsports is a project of Ozsports Online Network an

online based sports media outlet. Ozsports and Ozsports FM

are located in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

Ozsports FM is on the look out for Adelaide sports fans

to join the team and produce and present Ozsports FM. There

are also positions for people to do background work attend

press conferences, edit material and admin work and also to

take on the role of producer for a show. For more information

send an email with a cv and what role you are interested in.

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Fa'aoso signs Two-year NRL deal with Manly

Manly have signed Newcastle prop Richie Fa'aoso on a two-year deal for the start of the 2013 NRL season.

The 28-year-old, who's also spent time with Penrith, Parramatta and Sydney Roosters, said he's honoured to have agreed terms with the premiers.

"I'm looking forward to the challenge of establishing myself within such a strong team," he said.

Sea Eagles coach Geoff Toovey said Fa'aoso will be a great boost to the Manly forward pack.

"Richie will be a strong addition to the team next

year and provide some extra depth for us," Toovey



Ellis dreading NRL farewell to Tigers Gareth Ellis says he'll leave Wests Tigers at the end of this year with a heavy heart and hopefully wearing a NRL premier-ship ring.

The England international arrived at the Tigers from Leeds with a big reputation in 2009 and has exceeded expectations.

His consistent performances won him the Tigers player of the year award three times in as many seasons, cementing his spot as one of the finest back-rowers in the world.

The 31-year-old returns to the UK at the end of the year where he'll link up with Super League side Hull FC, who are coached by Tim Sheens' former assistant at the Tigers, Peter Gentle.

And although he has no regrets about his decision to move back to Yorkshire, Ellis wants a premiership to take back with him.

"That would be the dream ending and the reality is we have the team to do it," Ellis told AAP.

"But at the end of the day, I am not going to let that justify whether I have enjoyed my experience here or not.

"I've loved every minute of it. Not just the football side of things - living here has been fantastic."

Ellis admits he was unsure if he would last in the NRL when he first arrived, but is now dreading the day he has to say fare-well to his teammates.


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Ellis dreading NRL farewell to Tigers

WOUNDED TIGER: Bloodied back-rower Gareth Ellis carts the ball up in his side's 14-12 victory over Manly in Gosford. Picture: Mark Evans Source: The Courier-Mail

I had a lot of apprehension about being an Englishman coming out here and playing in the NRL," he said.

"But now I am just another player, one of the boys and part of the club."

Ellis and former English greats Ellery Hanley and Gary Schofield were recognised by the Tigers last week at a dinner to com-memorate their contribution to the club.

And Ellis said being mentioned in the same breath as Hanley and Schofield, who played for Balmain in the 1980s, was a huge thrill.

"I am very proud to be associated with that, and very honoured to be in the same company as Gary and Ellery - two greats of the game," he said.

Ellis nominates Luke Lewis as one of the toughest players he has faced in the NRL and said he'd love to see the NSW and Australian star take his place in 2013.

Lewis has been granted an early release from the final two years of his Penrith contract to seek a new challenge and Ellis said he'd be a perfect fit for the Tigers.

"He would be a great acquisition for the club, regardless of who is coming and going," Ellis said.

"He is an absolutely brilliant player and, by all accounts, a great bloke off the field as well. He's the full package."

Lewis' manager Greg Willett was in hospital coming out of minor surgery when contacted by Fourth Quarter and una-ble to comment on his client's future plans.

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Ozsports got off to a shaky start on the first day of live stream-

ing of game 1 of the double header. As expected the team at

Ozsports TV had some teething problems but Producer Darren

had everything sorted for the 2nd game on the Sunday. Darren

and his team are ready for the next two games on August 11th

& 12th.

With other sports competitions interested in having Ozsports

TV live stream their matches. So Ozsports is looking for pre-

senters, producers and camera personnel for live sports

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It is almost upon us the 2012 London Olympics the cream of the

world’s best athletes will descend on London for that event that

the world witnesses every four years.

Australia’s best chances for a medal in London-

Hurdles champion Sally Pearson is one of Australia's best chances for a medal at the London

Olympics. Source: AP





5. 4 X 100M FREESTYLE RELAY SWIMMING—Australia's men's 4x100 freestyle relay team - Eamon Sullivan, James Roberts, James Magnussen and Matt Targett.


7. 4 X 200M FREESTYLE RELAY—Stephanie Rice, Kylie Palmer, The top two in the country, Palmer and Barratt, are virtually assured of a position in the final. Rice would need to be in top form given sprinter Melanie Schlanger and teenage rookie Brittany Elmslie currently fill out our four fastest women this year.




For all your Olympic news & results make sure you check out the Olympics page on the Ozsports website—




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“I thought my level got better and better as the match went on, and the last half of the third set was the best tennis we played. It was really tight, really close. I'm very, very pleased to get through that one.”

Sam Stosur

US Open champion Samantha Stosur got off to a winning start at

the Madrid Masters on Saturday (6th May 2012), advancing to the

second round with a 7-5 4-6 7-6 (5) defeat of Croatian Petra Martic.

“Petra was playing really well, and it really went down to the wire

today,” Stosur said after the match. “I thought my level got better

and better as the match went on, and the last half of the third set

was the best tennis we played. It was really tight, really close. I’m

very, very pleased to get through that one.”

Next for Stosur is young American Christina McHale. “She’s an up-

and-coming young player who hits the ball well and is great ath-

lete,” Stosur said. “I will have to be prepared and be on my game.

She probably has nothing to lose.

“We’ve practiced a few times and I think we’ve played one other


That one time was on hard court in Stanford in 2010, a match that

stosur won in straight sets.

Stosur was joined by Romanian Sorana Cirstea, who upset French

seventh seed Marion Bartili 6-7(6) 6-4 6-3.

French Open winner Li Na, the eighth seed, also made it through

after dominating her opener against teenaged Madrid debutante

Gabine Muguruza Bianco of Spain, who saved two match points

before finally falling 6-2 6-4.

Unseeded Mona Barthel won an all-German battle, eliminating

2011 semi-finalist Julia Goerges 6-4 6-1.

“This time last year I was ranked around 200 and now I’m close to

being seeded,” said Barthel, making her Madrid debut. “It feels

strange, but I worked hard for it.

“I’m serving well and moving better on the clay and I’m obviously

benefitting from confidence right now.”

Venus Williams, the losing finalist two years ago, was pushed hard

by Romanian Simmona Halep before winning 6-1 4-6 7-6 (6), while

Spain’s Silivia Soler-Espinosa beat Austrian Tamira Paszek 6-7 (2) 6-

2 6-2.

The men begin their competition on Sunday (6/05/2012) with the

top eight seeds given a bye.

Rafael Nadal, seeded two, will get his first test on the unorthodox

and experimental blue clay courts which have drawn the Spaniard’s

anger when he plays the winner for the match between Croatian

Ivo Karlovic and Russian Nikolay Davydenko on the 6th of May


Aussie Samantha Stosur starts her campaign in Madrid


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Wimbledon 2012 has been run and won for another year. For men’s single final it was I guess

It was odds on favourite for the Swede Roger Federer to take out the men’s final. Federer met Englishman Andy Murray.

The English public hoping for the countryman win

but it was not to be.

Below is how Roger Federer & Andy Murray reached the Men’s Singles Final.

Roger the record breaker Roger Federer joined the illustrious Pete Sampras/William Renshaw Club when he won the Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Sin-gles title for a record-equalling seventh time. In defeating Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 the Swiss also reclaimed his world No.1 ranking and at aged 30, became the second oldest man to do so behind Andre Agassi.

In the Women’s competition it was Serena Williams Against the odds Serena fought back and on Saturday was reunited with the Venus Rosewater dish for a fifth time when she defeated Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 on Centre Court, bringing her Grand Slam singles tally to 14. Venus, who too has endured her own health battles – she was diag-nosed with a debilitating auto-immune disease last year – joined her sister on the hallowed turf at 9.30pm for the Ladies’ Doubles final where they secured a 7-5, 6-4 win over Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka to pocket a 13th Grand Slam ladies’ doubles title.

And serves up her trump ace card During the third set of her final against Radwanska, Serena delivered 17 aces – four of those served consecutively in one game. By the end of the tournament the American had set a new record of 102 for the Championships.

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Welcome to this month’s OZSPORTS U.S. EDITION. In this article we will re-cap the NHL and NBA finals,

L.A. Kings broke through for their first Stanley Cup and LeBron broke through for his first ring. With the

NFL season still a few months away the media is still focusing on bounty-gate and in baseball news too

many ‘no-hitters’ by pitchers means that people are complaining that pitching is getting too easy. Read on

and enjoy!


After shooting out to a 3-0 lead in the best of seven series against the New Jersey Devils, the L.A. Kings quest for their first NHL Stanley Cup came to an end winning the series four games to two. It took them 45 years but L.A. won the final game with authority, 6 goals to 1. Not only was the 45 years without a title amazing but it’s the first time an eighth-seeded playoff team has won the title. With 17 saves in the final game Jona-than Quick was the finals MVP. He only allowed 7 goals in the 6 finals game, an impressive display and a worthy MVP. The Kings steamrolled everyone in their path after barely making the playoffs, eliminating the top three seeds in the Western Conference in overwhelming fashion as they matched the second-fastest run to a title in modern NHL history. Congrats guys! NBA

So LeBron James has finally got the over-sized monkey off his back, after 9 seasons in the NBA the best play-er in basketball in the past few years has won his first NBA title and received his first ring. Miami Heat was down one game to nil against the Oklahoma City Thunder before steamrolling them by winning the next four games. After having trouble getting into the final LeBron took control and took charge of his team and abso-lutely smashed OKC who gave little resistance. OKC, a very young team, will look back and rue the game 2, 3 and 4 losses, which were only by a few points but you can rest assured that they will be better for the expe-rience next year. The Miami Heat, carrying the burden of losing last year’s final to the Dallas Mavericks took the hurt they felt from that series and put it all on the line in this series to pull out a win. Now the draft and trading has started and Miami Heat will be trying to keep their championship winning team together. It was funny to hear that if they didn’t win the championship this year the whole team, from the coach down would have been dismantled, it’s amazing what a win does for a team. As of writing this, right now, I have just heard that Boston Celtic, Ray Allen, has signed with Miami Heat for less money than Boston was offering. Once again, a championship changes people’s perspective on things. In other trade news, after playing 8 years with the Phoenix Suns, two time league MVP, Steve Nash, is teaming up with Kobe Bryant and the L.A. Lakers. OTHER SPORTS A quiet old time in the NFL. Bounty-gate has been and gone and now that there is not much to talk about

the media is talking about bounty-gate again. The players for the New Orleans Saints are saying that the NFL has no proof that the bounties existed…apart from the fact that the defensive coach who started it all confessed that it did happen. Geez…I can’t wait for the season to start.

In baseball news all the talk is about ‘no-hitters’ but before we talk about the problem let’s consult Wikipe-dia as to what a ‘no-hitter’ is: In baseball, a no-hitter (also known as a no-hit game and colloquially as a

no-no) is a game in which a team was not able to record a single hit. Major League Baseball officially

defines a no-hitter as a completed game in which a team that batted in at least nine innings recorded no

hits. With only 266 ‘no-hitters’ in 150 years of baseball it seems that the media is freaking out over 5 no-hitters in

the first half of the 2012 season. Ridiculous suggestions made include moving the pitching mound fur-ther back as well as making the pitching mound smaller. Surprisingly no-one is mentioning that the batters (whom some earn $120 million dollars for ten years) should actually try hitting the ball and actu-ally earn that ridiculous amount of money that is paid to them.

In NHL news…get ready for another owner lock-out. The players union and owners can’t agree on money issues so we could have a good old fashioned NBA style lock-out within the next few months.

That’s all for this month’s instalment folks You can catch my regular column on the Ozsports Website but

let’s not forget our weird sports fact of the month:

The Major League Baseball teams use about 850,000 balls per season.

Shane Berketa


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Melbourne Ice Win Inaugural Trans Tasman Champions League

The Melbourne Ice have won the inaugural Trans Tasman Champions League at the Medibank

Icehouse, after a heated game versus cross-Tasman challengers, the Botany Swarm.

Eventually winning 8-5, the Ice were equal on points and goal differences with the also undefeated

Newcastle North Stars, causing the result to be decided by total number of goals scored versus the


The 8-5 win was bigger the Newcastle’s 6-3 win, generating the Ice the narrowest of victories.

Earlier in game four it seemed as if the Ice may be upset by the Swarm, as a big hit by

favourite import Matt Armstrong slammed Botany top-scorer Joshua Hay enough the stantion and the end

of Swarm Bench.

The hit put Hay head first into the unpadded divider and off the ice, bleeding from a cut in the head and

suffering concussion that required him to be transported.

The hit resulted in Armstrong’s ejection with a major and started off a very emotional and nasty game

where the physicality was high and intense.

The major gave the Swarm a lead and it took most of the third period for the Ice to run it down and get the

necessary two goal lead or an outright win where the scored more than 5 goals.

In the end, the Ice did so with a 8-5 win, giving them the same competition points and goals differential as

the North Stars, but with the greater total.

The Melbourne Ice accepted the brand new cup emblazoned wit the logos of both leagues, and celebrated

their win with fans around the rink and at the team watering hole after the game.


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Hi sports fans and welcome to my column. I am the

anchor on Sports Corner with Allan Sports weekly online

weekly sports show. Well they have finally let me out of the

studio and given me an office and an Ipad and told me to

write a column for Fourth Quarter. So here is my 4th column.

What a month it has been not just at Ozsports HQ but also in

the sports universe. It is that time of the month where em-

ployers expect us to be late into the office or falling asleep

during that important sales meeting. If you don’t know what I

am talking about or enjoy your sleep to much then let me fill

you in it is July It is summer over in Europe, men in lycra going

up crazy descents and coming down even faster. We are taken

on a history trip around France and nearby

countries as cyclists dart around Europe for

that one day in Paris.

I think I have dropped enough clues if you are

like me you me and look forward to staying up

late with the Ipad and tv watching our favour-

ite riders and team do battle on the Tour de

France. Then you will know what I am talking

about. We do it for the love of cycling.

The new kids on the block in the stratosphere of Pro-cycling

Orica GreenEdge have made their debut in this year’s edition

of the Tour de France. So far we have not witnessed any fire-

works from Orica GreenEdge. Matt Goss has been the only

member to fly the flag for Australian cycling. So far Goss has

picked up valuable points in the immediate sprints to have

him sitting in second position behind liquigas rider Peter Sa-

gan. We wait with ubeated breath for that inaugural win by

Orica GreenEdge.

The best of the Aussies so far has been last year’s winner BMC

rider Cadell Evans. Currently sitting in second place overall

behind Yellow Jersey wearer Sky’s Bradley Wiggins.

One of the greats of cycling 7 times winner of the Tour de

France Lance Armstrong has been caught up in the USA Drug

organization investigation into Armstrong using drugs during

his illustrious career at the peek of international cycling. We

wait for the outcome of this case. Stay tuned to Ozsports an

Sports Corner with me Allan Sports.

Full wrap up of the Tour de France in the August edition of

Fourth Quarter along with a full wrap up of the Olympics. I am

so excited I wish The Editor In Chief here at Ozsports HQ

would send me to London. :(

I am so excited Ozsports TV has kicked off their live streaming

of the Adelaide Adrenaline home matches. What a great

weekend for the Adelaide Adrenaline in their 1st game of the

double header defeating the Melbourne Mustangs 10-0 but

going down 3-2 in

the 2nd match of



Ozsports will be back at the

Ice ArenA in Adelaide on the 11th &

123 of August live streaming Adelaide

Adrenaline matches. All the links can

be found on the Australian Ice Hockey Page on the Ozsports


Well that is me for another edition of my column. Make sure

you tune into Sports Corner with Allan Sports kicking off in

August on Ozsports TV on the Ozsports website

Cheers for now.



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Ozsports Online Network (Ozsports) is a volunteer run organisation specialising in covering sports from Australia and

from the around the world. To be involved in Ozsports you don’t have to special skills but if you do we will be more than hap-

py to have you aboard and your skills will be put to use.

Current Positions Available—

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side of sports. Role of the Bureau Chief is to co-ordinate the flow of sport news from their state and to manage a team

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together to combine our two favourite things sports and media.

Ozsports began as an idea of founder and Chief In Editor Darren Andrews who is a sports fan and a media and is stud-

ying a Bachelor in Media Communication. Darren has volunteered in many facets of the media most of these opportunities

have been in the form of international sporting events. Darren has been a media assistant and Logistics at the

2000 .Summer Olympics and Para Olympics in Sydney Australia. 2003 saw Darren back at his role of the media assistant at

the IRB Rugby World Cup working at the Adelaide matches. 2006 Darren was also a media assistant at the Asian Womens

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also hosted a breakfast show on a community radio station along with the role of breakfast producer with another commu-

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A s you can see with a person like Darren at the helm of Ozsports we have a wealth of experience in the sports and

media field. Along with the other members of staff who are currently also studying journalism.

As already been pointed out Ozsports is a small media outlet with a very small budget. For Ozsports to move ahead

and become a gain a bigger hold in the sports, media market we need to expand and develop other mediums to be competi-

tive in the sports, media arena.

Areas we are very keen to get involved in is a weekly sports show, live sports streaming an to be able to be able to

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Kookaburras Clean Sweep over New Zealand

Goals: Kieran Govers(AUS) PC 35m, Des Abbott(AUS) FG 38m,

Glenn Turner(AUS) FG 40m, Russell Ford(AUS) FG 44m,

Nick Wilson(NZ) FG 68m.

The Australian men's hockey team has secured a clean sweep of a three test series against New Zealand, in their last international hit out before the Lon-don Olympics, in Cairns tonight.

The Blacksticks, ranked seven, never troubled the world number one Kooka-burras, who will head to the Games as gold medal favourites.

Kookaburra's Coach Ric Charlesworth had mixed feelings about the series and asked for more consistency from his players.

"I thought it might be closer, in the end 15 goals to three, so it's a pity we didn't have more close games because that would have been better for us," he said.

"But you have to deliver consistency and that was what was disappointing about tonight's game, the last 6-7 minutes was appalling and i'm angry about that because it's just sloppy and we can't afford that."

The Kookaburras were flat in the opening half and it took a while for the Aus-tralians to warm up, where as the Blacksticks played their best 15 minutes of the series.

"We weren't good in the first half, we didn't create the quality chances we should have and the last six minutes was shocking and that's sloth, that will cost you if you do that.

Charlesworth applauded the effort of those athletes who missed Olympic selection.

"Some of the boys who missed out were terrific, their endeavour was good and they're pressing hard for those two extra spots," he said.

After a scoreless first half Kieran Govers converted first off a penalty corner drag flick and Des Abbott sent home a field goal moments later.

Glenn Turner then scored a sensational goal, nailing a backstick tomahawk, to the crowd's delight, before Russell Ford rounded out the Kookaburras assault on the score board. New Zealand's Nick Wilson scored a consolation goal at the 68 minute mark.

Blacksticks Coach Shane McLeod said it was good experinence and showcased how much New Zealand needed to improve to match the top nations in the world.

"I think the scorelines were disappointing, there's nothing that grounds you more than getting a good old fashioned hiding and losing the series three zip is a hiding in my mind," he said.

"I think it takes a while to get used to the tempo Australia play at and we matched that intensity tonight, which is great but you have to do that for 70 minutes.

In London if you let your guard down for a moment you are going to pay the price."

New Zealand keeper Kyle Ponifex let through four goals but saved just as many and played well in his 150th international match.

"It tough you come over here and face the Kookaburras, who are on fire and are getting 5-6 goals a game but you still make lots of saves and we'll learn from that," Pontifex said.

McLeod said his charge was coming of age and was beginning to understand the game better as he matured.

"Criteria for doing well in the Olympics means you certainly have to have a keeper of note and he's certainly becoming one of the best keepers in the world," he said.

Tasmanian Eddie Ockenden captained the side tonight and said the series showcased that the Kookaburras 28-man squad was exceptional.

"We have amazing depth in Australian hockey, we had some guys who didn't make the Olympic team playing and it showed fantastic players have missed out," he said.

Five time world player of the year Jamie Dwyer, Matthew Butturini, Liam De Young, Simon Orchard and Matthew Swann all sat out the series injured but will be back on the pitch.

Australia 4 d New Zealand 1

Image by Murray Clemence Anderson

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Vixens claim minor premiership and double chance

The Melbourne Vixens have claimed the ANZ Championship minor

premiership and all important Finals Series double chance with a

56-38 victory over Southern Steel in the final round.

The Vixens needed only to win their last game of the season

against the Steel to maintain their league leading position at the

top of the ladder, ahead of the Northern Mystics on percentage.

"It's fantastic, for their championship (ambitions) and their confi-

dence and their opportunity to play at home in front of their home

crowd," Vixens coach Julie Hoornweg told the Herald Sun.

"They are all just huge pluses for the team. We couldn't have

wished for anything better at the start of the season."

The Vixens become the first team in the ANZ Championship to

record a second minor premiership (2009) after a blistering start

saw the franchise recorded their second best ever start to a season

with six consecutive victories.

Melbourne went on to finish on top of the ladder with ten victo-

ries, equally the league’s lowest points tally to win the minor

premiership since the Magic achieved the feat in the inaugural

season with 20 points.

A 17-goal first quarter for the Vixens put them in pole position

against the Steel on Saturday afternoon before going on to extend

their eleven goal quarter-time advantage into an 18-goal victory.

The Vixens will now host the major semi-final against the Northern

Mystics at Rod Laver Arena, the first time that netball will be

played at the multi-purpose venue, with the winner to host the

2012 Grand Final.

The Vixens will be joined by the Adelaide Thunderbirds in the 2012

Final Series after they secured the fourth and final playoff berth

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Vixens claim minor premiership and double chance continued An impressive first half from the Thunderbirds put the result beyond doubt when a 19-goal second quarter, shooters Carla Borrego and Erin

Bell converting every opportunity, extended their 10-goal quarter-time lead to 18-goals by half-time.

With a finals spot secured, the Thunderbirds turned to their bench and gave their young players an opportunity to perform in front of a

packed Netball SA Stadium, including Leigh Waddington, who made her ANZ Championship debut in the fourth quarter.

Despite the fresh faces in attack with Cody Lange and Melissa Rowland, supported by Waddington and Maddy Proud in the mid-court, the

Thunderbirds managed to build on their lead by outscoring the Tactix 18-16 in the final quarter to win by 21 goals.

The Thunderbirds travel to Hamilton to take on the WBOP Magic in the elimination minor semi-final with the winner to progress to the Pre-

liminary Final where they’ll take on the loser of the major semi-final.

The NSW Swifts finished the season in fifth place, two points behind the Thunderbirds, after a heart breaking loss to the Mystics in Auckland.

The Mystics came from four-goals down at three-quarter time to snatch a one goal victory in the fourth quarter to deny the Swifts any hope

of contesting a third straight ANZ Championship finals series.

The defending champions’ hoodoo lives on for another year after the Firebirds had their season prematurely cut short by the WBOP Magic

on Monday night to finish the season in sixth, four points off fourth place.

The Firebirds would have needed divine intervention to beat the Magic by 21 goals to become the first defending champions in the ANZ

Championship history to make finals the year after winning the premiership.

Unfortunately a 53-43 loss to the Magic brought the Firebirds’ ANZ Championship regular season to a close while a thrilling two goal victory

over the Central Pulse meant that West Coast Fever finished on a high.

The Pulse led the Fever at every break though struggled to maintain momentum as the two sides went goal for goal for much of the game.

Trailing by a half-dozen goals late in the second half, Fever coach Norma Plummer moved Catherine Cox from goal attack into goal shooter

which provided the required spark to turn the game around in favour of the home side.

A 12-8 fourth quarter, including nine from Cox, helped the Fever overcome a two-goal three-quarter time deficit to win 40-38 to the delight

of the sold-out Challenge Stadium in Perth.

Round 14 Results:

Melbourne Vixens 56 defeated Southern Steel 38

Adelaide Thunderbirds 65 defeated Canterbury Tactix 44

West Coast Fever 40 defeated Central Pulse 38

Northern Mystics 50 defeated NSW Swifts 49

WBOP Magic 53 defeated Queensland Firebirds 43


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Reds draw FK Bunyodkor in ACL Quarter Finals

Adelaide United FC will face Uzbek club Buyodkor in the last eight of the 2012 AFC Champions

League after the draw took place at AFC House in Kuala Lumpur.

The Reds were ironically drawn against the 2011 Uzbek Champions for the two legged Quarter Finals as they at-

tempt to continue their phenomenal run in Asia's premier club competition. The two sides know each other very well having met four times previously in this competition with Adelaide United holding the edge with two wins, one loss and a draw. The Reds winning away and drawing at home in this year's group stage and in 2008 the Reds knocked Bunyodkor out of the competition at the semi-final stage. Adelaide United will be hoping history repeats it-self in this years quarter finals.

The format for both the Quarter and Semi Finals will be played over two legs, home and away, with the winners de-

cided on aggregate at the end of the two matches.

Adelaide United line up before commencement of a match.

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Kuala Lumpur: The official draw for the Knockout Stage of the AFC Champions League 2012 Final saw the honour of hosting the climax of this year’s edition of Asia’s premier Club competi-tion go to the winner of Semi-final Two.

The AFC Champions League Final has been decided in a one-off match since 2009 and Korea Republic’s Ulsan Hyundai will be looking to ensure that the most eagerly anticipated match in Asian club football remains in East Asia after the first two edi-tions were held in neutral Tokyo before hosting the final would go to one of the competing teams and determined at the Knockout Stage draw, with Ulsan K-League rivals Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors emerging as hosts of last year’s tournament.

Ulsan are aiming to become the fourth successive Korean final-ists after last year’s runners-up Jeonbuk, Pohang Steelers and Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma, ACL champions in 2009 and 2010 respectively, but they must first overcome the challenge of experienced continental campaigners Al Hilal from Saudi Ara-bia.

Adelaide United’s appearance in the two-leg 2008 final marked only the second time the ACL decider had been played in the ASEAN Zone after BEC Tero Sasana hosted Al Ain in the second-leg of the inaugural final and contesting this year’s showdown would represent a major feather in the cap for Australian foot-ball ahead of their hosting of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup.

However, the Reds’ first hurdle in achieving that objective is another match against familiar foes Bunyodkor, who they played twice in the Group Stage of this year’s competition and twice in the 2008 ACL semi-final, which Adelaide won 3-1 on aggregate to set-up a final with Gamaba Osaka.

The first-leg of the AFC Champions League quarter-finals will take place on September 19 with the return fixture on October 2 or 3 while the first-leg of the semis is on October 24 with the second-leg scheduled for a week later.

The 2012 AFC Champions League Final will be held on Novem-ber 3 or 3 depending on which teams are taking part.

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In backpage sports we will en-

deavour to scour the great world Wide

Web and books and magazines to sniff

through the mountains of sporting trivia,

fact and quizzes to bring you the best

trivia and quizzers and odd sporting facts

for your amusement, and to give you

knowledge on the world of sports. And

other tit-bits we find along the way. This

edition we have gone for an Olympic

theme as the Olympics are only 2

months away.


How many times has London hosted the Olympics?

London hosted the Olympic games in

1908 and 1948.

When will the London Olympics take place?

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games will

be held in London from 27 July to 12

August 2012, followed by the 2012 Para-

lympic Games from 29 August to 9 Sep-


How many countries are ex-pected to take part in the Lon-don 2012 Olympics?

We expect 205 nations to take part in

300 events at the Olympic Games in

2012. 147 nations will take part in the

Paralympic Games.

Olympic Torch facts and figures

The London 2012 Olympic Torch features 8,000 small cut-out circles, representing the 8,000 inspirational people who will carry it on its journey around the UK.

The flame commemorates the theft of fire from the Greek god Zeus by Prome-theus and its origins lie in ancient Greece, where a fire was kept burning throughout the celebration of the an-cient Olympics.

The flame for the London 2012 torch relay and Olympic Games was lit during a ceremony in Olympia, Greece, last Thursday.

The torch relay of modern times was introduced at

the 1936 Berlin Olympics.


It is not the first Olympic stadium to be built in London...But the second. The 1908 Games were meant to take place in Rome but London offered to step in after the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 1906.

The Great Stadium, to the north of Shep-herd's Bush, was purpose built and cost about £60,000. London's 2012 venue, which will host athletics, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies, has cost £500m to construct.

Its predecessor was quite the multi-sport facility - a running track, enclosed within a cycling track, and diving and swimming pools built into the central field.

It was demolished in 1985 and made way for the BBC's White City develop-ment. The track finishing line is com-memorated in the pavement outside. “It is flexible”

The London 2012 stadium seats 80,000 people during Games time but architects Populous designed it with legacy in mind, as capacity will be reduced after the Games.

The lower tier, which holds 25,000 peo-ple, is permanent, but the upper tier is temporary and its concrete and steel structure holding 55,000 seats can be

dismantled. The formal bidding process to use the stadium after the Olympics and Paralympics began in August 2010, with a decision due to be announced in May 2012.

“The roof is made of fabric”

The roof over the stadium is not made of steel or concrete but of PVC.

It is designed to keep costs and some of the environmental impact down on a key

The roof and top tiers are due to be dismantled


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