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The Baseball Factory: Four kids from Curl Curl to play for the state

Four childhood friends, all members of a small baseball club in Curl Curl, have been selected to play for New South Wales at the Australian Youth Championships in Redcliffe on Monday. The boys - Zac Morris, Dan Miller and James Lander, all 16, and 15-year-old Luke Donaghey – are part...

Manly Marlins under 12s crowned champs

MANLY MARLINS U/12s have been crowned joint NSW Junior Rugby Union State Champions after an epic 28-all draw with Western Sydney Two Blues at Camden Rugby Park. After being down...

Crispy’s Miracle: Extremely rare bird landed at Manly GC

Will Crisp had not been getting much value from his driver during a round in the Wednesday stableford competition at Manly Golf Club, the 4-marker as often as not...

Underdogs from St Augustine’s to row for Australia

Five boys from St Augustine’s College will row for Australia at the World Junior Rowing Championships in July. The crew of Brandon Smith, Oliver St Pierre, Joe Lynch, Josh Wilson...

Gold rush: Kid kayaker from North Narrabeen smashes national titles

Charlie Heaton-Armstrong from North Narrabeen has laid claim as the best junior kayaker in Australia after a haul of gold at the Paddle Australia Canoe Sprint Championships in Adelaide...

Kaspa owns Aussie Champs

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Matt Cleary is Editor of The Beaches Champion, the journal for Northern Beaches sports news. A journalist since covering the 2000 Olympics, Matt is a two-time nominee for “Best Coverage of Sport by an Individual – Print Media” by the Australian Sports Commission.
Matt has contributed to The Guardian; Sydney Morning Herald; Australian Financial Review; Inside Sport; Rugby League Week; Inside Cricket; Inside Rugby; Golf Australia; Fox Sports; NRL.com; The Roar; Men’s Health; Luxury Travel; Robb Report; and dozens of national and international sports, travel and lifestyle journals. He is also the author of “The Milk” about the 40-year history of the Canberra Raiders, and “A Short History of Golf”. He lives in Allambie Heights with his wife Frances, three boys and a dog, and plays golf at Long Reef GC.
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