In The Courier this week

Thousands of motorbike riders roared up the freeway from Adelaide to Callington on Sunday armed with goodwill and plenty of presents for needy children. Even Muppets characters Animal and Rowlf joined in the fun for the charity day for the St Vincent de Paul Society.

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Footy fight

An ambiguous Hills Football League (HFL) constitution and a lack of clarity in meeting minutes could keep the Echunga Football Club in the top tier competition as the beleaguered club takes its fight against demotion to the Supreme Court.
In a one-day trial before Justice Tim Stanley last Friday, the club’s barrister, Jonathan Wells QC, said the section of the HFL constitution which dealt with relegation does not mention if the points system used to determine demotion applies only to games played during the minor round or if it includes finals.
Echunga will have earned enough points to avoid relegation if the finals are counted and is arguing its successful 2014 A-grade finals campaign be considered.
The club is facing demotion because the Mt Lofty Football Club has earned promotion from the HFL’s second tier division and, as only 10 teams are allowed in the top competition, a spot has to be opened up.

Also in this week’s issue

  • GAME ON: More Nairne residents will be able to play sport at their home ground with works under way to build a new oval and tennis courts.
  • CABINET BACK: The Hills and Fleurieu are regions struggling with the pressures of growth and pushing to expand their enconomies and improve the health of their residents.
  • CINEMA LIVES: The Lobethal Centennial Hall will bring its cinema back to life allowing movie buffs to enjoy blockbusters through a new digital format.
  • ROAD NAME: A major new road linking Mt Barker’s new housing estates will be named after the region’s best-known artist.
  • FUNDING PUSH: A new performing arts studio to be built in Mt Barker has captured the attention of locals after it gained the highest number of votes to receive funding under a State Government initiative.

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