Clarrie Barker leads Nomads to their 9th Flag.

January 4th, 2023

Coach Clarence Barker—who started in 2006 as an Auskicker—has led the Nomads to their 9th premiership title after a thrilling match at Tamworth’s No.1 Oval on September 10. It was a long road for the Nomads, coming from 4th position, and playing all their games away from home, but the determination of the group meant that they were able to win a series of tight games to be the champions for 2022. Clarrie kicked three, Tom Moscou 2 and David “Modra” Richards, Cotter Litchfield (another former Auskicker), Sheridan Cooper (Holbrook’s finest shearer), Drew Walsh, Michael Tedmanson and Ethan Karpany kicked one apiece. Best for the Nomads were Noah Connick, Harry Dobson, Clarrie Barker, Modra, Daniel Boyd and Sam Jackson. Final Scores were Nomads 11.10.76 to the Swans 10.10.70.

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Note the fine commentary from William Paine (Yeppie’s younger brother who sports a golden voice and razor sharp wit) – hereafter the Oracle and Brendan George from Tamworth (who is equally loquacious).
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Grand Final Side

September 9th, 2022

The team to played the Tamworth Swans at No.1 Oval in the Grand Final on September 10th is:

B Jackson Dobson Boyd
HB X. Walsh Cooper Brown
C Hall Barker Buckland
HF D. Walsh Connick T. Quaife
F Richards Tedmanson Moscou
R Hunt Paine Greene

Interchange: Litchfield, Bouchier, D’Gluyas, Frost

Nomads into the Grand final with a thrilling one point win over Inverell

September 9th, 2022

The New England Nomads will be chasing their 9th flag next Saturday (10th September) after they beat the Inverell Saints by one point at Inverell. It is always difficult to beat the Saints at Inverell but led by the backline, Nomads held on to win. Upforward, Tom Moscou, David Richards and Cotter Litchfield kicked two a piece. Best players for the Nomads were Sam Jackson, Tom Hunt, Daniel Boyd, Charlie Paine and The scores were Nomads 11.6.72 to Inverell Saints 10.11.71.

Players’ Player: S. Jackson
Coach’s award: J. Bouchier
Captain’s award: D. Boyd
President’s award: C. Paine
Meehan’s Plumbing Award: N. Buckland

Team to Play Inverell Saints in the Preliminary Final at Varley Oval

September 9th, 2022

The team that played the Inverell Saints at Varley Oval in the preliminary final on September 3rd was:

B X. Walsh Jackson Boyd
HB Bouchier Hunt Brown
C D.Walsh Barker Buckland
HF Cooper Paine T.Quaife
F Bouchier Connick Moscou
R Tedmanson Richards Greene

Interchange: Litchfield, D’Gluyas

Nomads win the First Semi Final in stunning come back with Moscou kicking six

September 9th, 2022

The New England Nomads have advanced to the Preliminary Final after a hard-fought win against the Tamworth Kangaroos under lights. At half time the Noeys were 14 points down (in part due to inaccurate kicking), but then kicked 6 goals in the third quarter. Tom Hunt, Hunter Greene, David Richards, Tom Moscou, Nick Buckland and Daniel Boyd starred for Nomads.Tom Moscou kicked 6 goals for the game and Modra 3.One of the highlights of the game was Tajo Quaife’s effort to outrun three opponents, bounce the ball(tentatively) and kick truly from 45. Final scores were Nomads 14.19.103 to the Roos 11.12.78. With this victory the Nomads have won the right to play the Inverell Saints at Varley Oval – it will be a tough ask but this side is building self-confidence.

Players player: T. Moscou
Coach’s award: C. Paine
President’ award: T. Quaife
Captain’s award: S. Jackson
Meehans Plumbing Award: S. Cooper

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