Nomads Find Way

By Siobhan McCarthy (Armidale Express, 20/02/2013)
The New England Nomads head into this year’s AFL competition as reigning premiers and they will look to get off to a flying start with the return of the UNE Tablelands Cup.

President of the Nomads Ben Page said his club is excited to see the return of the cup following a three year hiatus.

In the past we haven’t been able to secure prize money to attract teams to play,” he said.

“But this year we are able to bring the cup back with the help of SportUNE.”

Page said there has always been a strong affiliation with SportUNE and the New England Nomads.

“We have always had a good relationship but we wanted to get the Tablelands Cup off the ground,” he
said.

SportUNE jumped at the chance to be involved and will now be one of the major sponsors.”

The Tablelands Cup in the past has seen teams travel from around the state to contest the pre-season competition.

“This year we have teams coming from Wyong and Newcastle and this year preety exciting for us,” Page said.

“We already have four teams locked in but we are hoping for at least six teams to play.

“If we can get that many it will make for some good competition.”

The one day competition will kick into action on March 23 at Bellevue Oval.

Meanwhile the Nomads are back in training and will use the Tablelands Cup as a warm-up before they prepare their campaign to defend their premiership title.

The Nomads will take to the field against the Tamworth Swans for the first game of the season on April 13, before their first home game on April 20.

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