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Interest sky high for A-League name, colours reveal

Just in case there are any knockers out there, the official function for the naming of our A-League club and the colours players will wear is now almost sold out.

More than 500 tickets were sold by early this week to the May 15 event at Campbelltown Catholic Club and the club board were optimistic all would be snapped up soon.

The event will also be a charity fundraiser, with all funds raised going to a local organisation, which is yet to be named.

Either way it’s going to be a tremendous function and we can’t wait to find out the name and colours of our very own elite football team playing all its home games out of Campbelltown Sports Stadium from next year.

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Talking of the stadium, it’s interesting to note that council, led by the mayor, George Brticevic, is not relaxing in its effort to ensure that it is used as much as possible.

As part of that talks were even held with the Canterbury Bulldogs in recent months to see if they could be enticed to play home games here in the future.

As far as we know talks are still continuing, which will be good news to the many Bulldogs’ fans who call Macarthur and South West Sydney home.

Not to mention ratepayers concerned the stadium is currently somewhat of a white elephant.

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Candidates for the forthcoming federal election will be named online today by the Australian Electoral Commission, which means we can finally find out if the Liberal Party are running anyone – and who they are – in Werriwa and Macarthur.

If the March 23 state election is any guide, though, it’s likely any Liberal candidates will have as low a profile as possible during the campaign.

It sounds ridiculous to say this, but maybe they don’t want anyone to vote for them.

That was certainly the impression they gave in the state election.

No wonder plenty of local party members are talking about the need to shake things up if they are to be competitive in South West Sydney in the future.

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This year’s catch a carp competition at the Eagle Farm Reserve pond could be the last one held.

The reason is simple: years of the competition have resulted in fewer and fewer carp catches, which obviously was the aim of the exercise.

This year, despite 300 participants, just six carp were caught, with the biggest fish caught measuring 20cm.

There were 27 carp caught in 2018 and 67 in 2017, so the downward trend is obvious.

Seems like the need for a community activity like catch a carp is almost at an end and it will be interesting to see what Campbelltown Council will do in 2020.

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It was as much cruel as it was funny: a social media post of a video of the coaches media conference after the 51-6 hammering of the Wests Tigers by the Eels on Easter Monday was getting plenty of attention.

Eels coach Brad Arthur is talking but the camera slowly zooms in on Wests mentor Michael Maguire, who looks like death warmed up.

Then the Simon & Gurfunkel classic, Sounds of Silence, starts playing as the camera gets closer and closer to Maguire’s indescribably sad face:

Hello darkness my old friend/

I’ve come to talk with you again

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Campbelltown councillors received the following note from one of the directors just before Easter after this cute koala, pictured below, was spotting taking a nap in Ruse:

“Wishing you all a happy Easter but I thought I would share this photo taken today of a koala in Cook Reserve.

“Although we don’t want to swamp the koala with visitors I thought that if you wished to see a koala in a natural habit he is easily spotted from Cook Road (tree on the footpath adjacent to the reserve).’’

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