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  1. Hoffman

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    Any chance you could put it up here or pm it to me. I cant find it on your website and dont get the herald where I am.
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    Will get a hold of it tomorrow when I'm back in the office.
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    Sorry about the formatting, copied directly from pdf. Article by Fred Smith.


    THERE are major implications for the
    Naracoorte and Penola football clubs if the
    draft recommendations of a major review are
    accepted.
    The Southern Border Review suggests that
    the Kowree-Naracoorte Tatiara Football League
    could be split into two divisions based on a population
    formula.
    Both the Demons and the Southern Eagles could
    also be playing in drastically altered competitions
    as early as next season.
    While no fi rm decisions have been made, Penola,
    Naracoorte and this year’s KNTFL premier
    and/or runner-up may be “invited” to join an expanded
    and so-called Premier competition based
    in Mount Gambier.
    A similar scenario could apply in the Mid SE
    Football League as it could be cut from nine to
    seven clubs.
    It has been suggested that Port MacDonnell
    could join the Premier competition next season
    along with the 2012 MSEFL premier and/or
    runner-up.
    The draft recommendations of the review were
    released by the SA Community Football League
    and the Victorian Country Football League.
    Much of the 15-page review is devoted to the
    Western Border Football League with recommendations
    impacting on the four Victorian clubs in
    that competition.
    It has suggested that a new club be founded in
    Mount Gambier and that a central hub for the
    administration of all SE football leagues and
    umpiring bodies be created in the Blue Lake City.
    Public comment has not been invited on the
    Southern Border Review but stakeholders such
    as clubs and leagues can lodge submissions by
    August 15.
    KNTFL president Kym Hebberman has urged
    the local community to keep the Southern Border
    Review draft recommendations in context as they
    were there to jolt people’s thoughts about the
    future of football in this region.
    “We want people to continue to enjoy their
    football and to keep the politics out of it,” he said.
    “Football and netball is keeping many of our
    communities alive.”
    Mr Hebberman said some of the proposals had
    merit and he urged clubs to respond to the invitation
    to comment. With respect to the concept of a
    new club in Mount Gambier, the KNTFL president
    said he felt the review panel members may
    have got their maths wrong.
    “They are saying that Hamilton with a population
    of 10,000 can only support one club.
    “On the other hand, they want a fi fth club to be
    formed in Mount Gambier which has a population
    of 23,000-25,000. Perhaps it may occur down the
    track. It could be that a new junior club might
    be formed in Mount Gambier and it grows into a
    senior club as has occurred in Adelaide.”
    The concept of two divisions in the KNTFL puzzled
    Mr Hebberman.
    “I don’t know where that came from. Perhaps it
    was a suggestion about how we arrange a draw
    in an 11-team competition. That is, the clubs who
    fi nish down the ladder in one season then play
    each other twice in the following season.”
    Mr Hebberman said the creation of an administrative
    centre for the three leagues in Mount
    Gambier posed a challenge given the distances
    involved. However, he conceded that one umpiring
    body for the region had some merit.
    “Umpiring (numbers) is a diffi cult issue at the
    best of times. Perhaps there may be some surplus
    umpires in Mount Gambier but would they be
    willing to travel to Keith? It is a fair amount to
    organise.”
    The KNTFL president expressed doubts about
    the proposal for Penola, Naracoorte and the
    KNTFL premiers or runners-up to move to the
    Premier League.
    “How successful are they going to be? Penola
    were not successful (in the WBFL) in the past.
    “They are going to have to spend money on
    recruiting quality players. In any case, why do we
    need a Premier League in this region?
    “We already have junior academies and junior
    pathways in place for players who wish to progress
    to higher levels.
    “With the Premier League, there would be huge
    distances involved. I like to give the example of
    the Northern Knights team from Naracoorte
    which played for a couple of seasons in the Mount
    Gambier and District Cricket Association.
    “There was enthusiasm and some success at
    fi rst but then it waned after the fi rst season.
    “We should be concentrating on the promotion
    and development of football.”
    Naracoorte Football Club president David Collins
    said his club wanted to stay in the KNTFL
    which he described as a “great league”.
    “There would be no net benefi t for Naracoorte
    joining an expanded Mount Gambier competition,”
    Mr Collins argued. “Our revenues would
    need to rise dramatically”.
    On a personal note, Mr Collins said he was not
    surprised with some of the draft recommendations
    relating to Naracoorte Football Club in the
    review as “whispers” had been about for a while.
    He said there was no mention in the Southern
    Border Review of netball which is a major part of
    his family-orientated club.
    He added: “The concept of two divisions in the
    KNTFL has not been explained.”
    MSEFL secretary Naomi Mitchell said her
    league felt the recommendations were very Mount
    Gambier-centric.
    “We hoped that the report would’ve addressed
    football within the entire SE but as can be clearly
    seen it is all about maintaining and sustaining
    the WBFL.”
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    The Grand Final is played at Naracoorte's oval every two years. Why would they want to give that up?
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    I dont believe there is a huge gap in competition levels so I disagree that they wont be competive. When penola left the league was alot stronger, with this new structure penola has alot less travel. Penola also recruit from mt gambier as well.
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    Greenbank and Guilhaus went 1-2 in the mail medal count last night. Both starting in the guts in the team of the year (Guilhaus ruckman obviously). This is what Keith are contending with this weekend.

    Greenbank polled 26, Guilhaus 22 (possibly 23).
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    That's been changed to a rotation now.
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    Heard Kaniva have spent a sh@# load of money this season. It sounds like the sacfl's plan to move naracoorte into the wbfl has fallen on its head.
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    Yeah they have spent a bit, I guess that's footy these days.

    Yeah Naracoorte would have dug their heels in and fought pretty hard - they had a bit of a "keep the N in KNTFL" slogan going for a bit.
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    Kaniva should easily be the flag favourite and its fair to say it has been a long time coming considering they have been the whipping boy for so long.
    I think the only way the sacfl will get naracoorte into the wbfl is through a restructure. Final report is supposed to be released next week....should be interesting!!!

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    Bordertown 13.13 (91) def K L United 12.12 (84) @ Bordertown
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    Why in gods name would the GF be at Bordertown when Bordertown are in it?
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    Because under the now-defunct system (will be rotated from 2013), the grand finals were held on and off at Naracoorte and Bordertown. Was Naracoorte last year (Naracoorte were in the GF too), Bordertown this year. Has been that way for 20 years.
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    A better question would be why in God's name were two of the three umpires for the Grand Final from Bodertown (and were even related to a number of the players)? Never seen so many baffling 50m penalties in a game. It was a farce.
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    Heard those umpires were celebrating the win with the players after the game
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    Glenelg recruits from the KNTFL

    Carl Slape (Kybybolite)
    Ryan McInerney (Lucindale)
    Tim Walsh (Lucindale)
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    Kyby wouldn't be pleased about Slape after jumping through all sorts of hoops (fighting his previous club West Gambier) to get him for the second half of season 2012.
    Lucindale are in big trouble at this stage.

    Price (playing coach in 2012) and Laurencic also gone. Josh Walker maybe. Kyle Press is playing footy in Darwin during their season at the moment, haven't heard if he's coming back for the season down here. Still no coach as far as I'm aware.

    Heard Alan Bennett isn't coaching Kaniva/Leeor anymore, but that is unconfirmed and quite strange seeing as he took them to a grand final in 2012. They've had a massive player exodus too (Feels good to not be us after last season) with most of their travelling players not returning.

    Border Districts have appointed Stephen Pretlove as coach.
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    2013 grand final is at Lucindale.
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    Slape was from East and they made it real tough for him. I thought he was going to Port.
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    ah whoops. Don't know where I got West from.
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    No worries.. West and Slape have been talked about abit.
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    How are keith and naracoorte shaping up for 2013
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    Naracoorte has lost Matt Willson, who was awarded the league's best under 21 player last year. Have gained former players Rob Jones and Michael Parker.

    Keith are too far away from me, but I have heard their reynella trio won't be returning.
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    Looks like Borders have a few recruits already.
    Josh & Trent Barras, Stuart Ferenci, Tim Crick