In the News: Olympian in hero’s return

THERE was a big turnout of girls for a recent basketball clinic at New Norfolk with Kathy Foster who in 1984 became the town’s first home-grown Olympian. The Basketball Hall of Fame member was here to help promote the ball relay which is being held ahead of the Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 in Sydney in September. This story and more photos are in the latest print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News, published on July 1.

Kathy autographed several basketballs and encouraged the local girls to do the same, as these will be sent with messages of support for the participating nations of the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup. She was assisted at the New Norfolk clinic by local player Shakira Bone who is a state representative player and development coach and another role model for Derwent Valley girls in sport.

Event organiser Shellie Wilton said the Southern Wolves Basketball Association was one of 20 clubs selected for the relay and the only Tasmanian club. “We are humbled and certainly want to take advantage of the opportunity we have to put into place more ways to attract female players and to retain them,” Shellie said.

This latest issue of the paper contains 28 pages of purely local news, all about the Valley and Highlands. There are more than 40 items in the paper, including a great photo of the New Norfolk senior women’s football team. There are two puzzle pages, Annie Warburton’s quiz, a page of photos from Glenora District School, a two-page TV guide and much more.

Derwent Valley outlets for the paper include the New Norfolk Newsagency, New Norfolk Foodmarket, Eagle Snack Bar, New Norfolk IGA, Mood Food New Norfolk, Bushy Park Roadhouse, Westerway Roadhouse, Fika Time Cafe Maydena, Ellendale Post Office, Hamilton Post Office, Ouse Post Office and the Bothwell Supermarket. Other sellers include the Lagoon Store, Granton; Claremont Newsagency; Kingston Nextra; Glenorchy Central News; Moonah News; New Town Plaza; Elizabeth Mall News and Salamanca News.

Readers in any part of Tasmania can ask their preferred newsagency to order them a copy via the Mercury as the distribution agent. New Norfolk residents can ask the New Norfolk Newsagency to organise for a paper seller to visit within the town boundaries. More distant readers might prefer to download a copy from

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