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Single-vehicle accident outside Cowra claims man’s life

Single-vehicle accident outside Cowra claims man’s life

A REPORT is being prepared for the coroner after a fatal single-motor vehicle crash in Cowra on Saturday night
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About 8.45pm a 34-year-old man was driving his car east on Darbys Falls Road.

About 4km out of Cowra the vehicle has left the roadway, collided with a fence and continued into a paddock, flipping over.

The driver, who was the sole occupant, was thrown from the vehicle and located by a motorist who came across the crash.

The site of the accident on Saturday night.

Police attended and began first aid on the man.

Ambulance paramedics arrived and he was taken to Cowra District Hospital where he died a short time later.

Preliminary examinations of the crash site have been conducted by Forensic Services Group offices and inquiries into what caused the fatality are continuing.

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Single-vehicle accident outside Cowra claims man’s life

Single-vehicle accident outside Cowra claims man’s life

A REPORT is being prepared for the coroner after a fatal single-motor vehicle crash in Cowra on Saturday night
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About 8.45pm a 34-year-old man was driving his car east on Darbys Falls Road.

About 4km out of Cowra the vehicle has left the roadway, collided with a fence and continued into a paddock, flipping over.

The driver, who was the sole occupant, was thrown from the vehicle and located by a motorist who came across the crash.

The site of the accident on Saturday night.

Police attended and began first aid on the man.

Ambulance paramedics arrived and he was taken to Cowra District Hospital where he died a short time later.

Preliminary examinations of the crash site have been conducted by Forensic Services Group offices and inquiries into what caused the fatality are continuing.

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Single-vehicle accident outside Cowra claims man’s life

Single-vehicle accident outside Cowra claims man’s life

A REPORT is being prepared for the coroner after a fatal single-motor vehicle crash in Cowra on Saturday night
Nanjing Night Net

About 8.45pm a 34-year-old man was driving his car east on Darbys Falls Road.

About 4km out of Cowra the vehicle has left the roadway, collided with a fence and continued into a paddock, flipping over.

The driver, who was the sole occupant, was thrown from the vehicle and located by a motorist who came across the crash.

The site of the accident on Saturday night.

Police attended and began first aid on the man.

Ambulance paramedics arrived and he was taken to Cowra District Hospital where he died a short time later.

Preliminary examinations of the crash site have been conducted by Forensic Services Group offices and inquiries into what caused the fatality are continuing.

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Bathurst murder-suicide twist: Nadia Cameron had broken up with Elie Issa

Bathurst murder-suicide twist: Nadia Cameron had broken up with Elie Issa

DEARLY DEPARTED: Nadia Cameron had broken off the relationship with Elie Issa just weeks before they were both found dead. Photo: SUPPLIEDNADIA Cameron had a moment of serious reflection six weeks ago.
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Her 89 year-old father, Kelvin Pleming, had died in a car crash in Sydney and she was thinking deeply about life and the future.

“We slept in the same bed and cried together when Kelvindied and Nadia realised that her relationship was going nowhere,” herstep-sister and close friend, Debbie Majella Nolan, said.

Ms Cameron, 52, made the difficultdecision to leave her partner of four years, prominent Bathurst cafe owner Elie Issa, twoweeksafter her father’s funeral.

In a shocking twist that has left her familyand the Bathurst communitydumbfounded, Ms Cameron andMrIssa, 60, were found dead in his Kelso homeon Friday morning.

A firearm was also retrieved and police said they were not seeking any other suspects.

Ms Majella Nolanrevealed to Fairfax Media on Saturdaythat her step-sister had broken off the relationshipjustthree weeks before the suspected murder-suicide.

Mr Issa, described as a larger-than-life personality who had hosted many prominent Australians at Elie’s Cafeon the main street, was trying to win her back, Ms Majella Nolan said.

“He didn’t want to lose her, he kept sending her flowers but she rang him and said she just needed to be by herself,” she said.

TRAGIC END: Elie Issa, pictured here with former Governor-General Quentin Bryce. Photo: FACEBOOK

She doesn’t know why Ms Cameron was at MrIssa’shome in Rosemont Avenueon Friday morning.

A few days ago, Ms Majella Nolanspoke to herstep-sister by Skypefrom the Gold Coast, as they often did.

“She was being strong and looking forward to a holiday to London in August to see one of her best friends,” she said.

“She didn’t want to have anything to do with him. How she got there or what she was doing there, we’ll never know.”

Her best friend of 20 years, who didn’t want her name published, spoke to Ms Cameron daily, who said shefelt sorry for Mr Issa.

“I kept saying, ‘don’t let him back, you’re finished, just stay away’ but she said she felt sorry for him. I think that’s why she may have gone over there,” she said.

Prior to their break up, she said Ms Cameron would cry to her on the phone almost every night.

“For the last two-and-a-half years, she was being emotionally and mentally abused to the point of tears, she was miserable,” the friend said.

“She was in an extremely controlling relationship, he was a very jealous person and this was her courageous attempt to get out.”

BETTER TIMES: Nadia Cameron was found dead in a Bathurst home, with her partner Elie Issa. Photo: FACEBOOK

She said Mr Issa was gregarious on the outside but he never bought Ms Cameron a birthday present ortook her on a holiday.

She and Ms Majella Nolanboth saidit was a clear and tragic case of domestic violence.

“She was theloveliest, kindest, most generousperson, she just made a mistake of pickingthis person,” the best friend said.

Ms Cameronhad a wealth of friends and family scattered around the country who spoke of her kindness and endless love.

“She was just a woman who gave her heart to everybody, she was a giver, absolutely beautiful inside and out,” said Ms Majella Nolan.

Her boss at Bathurst Real Estate,Stacey Whittaker, said she “wore her heart on her sleeve, she was the first to do someone a good turn”.

After working in advertising in Sydney,Ms Cameronmoved to Bathurst several years ago and became a successful real estate agent.

Both her and Mr Issa had children from previous marriages and, after their break up, she had spent a week with her 16-year-old son and ex-partner at Avoca.

On Friday night, her son paid a small tribute to his mother,changinghis Facebook profile picture to a smilingselfie together.

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British Open 2015: Tournament officials back decision to send players on to windy St Andrews despite backlash

British Open 2015: Tournament officials back decision to send players on to windy St Andrews despite backlash

Woods backs Day to win British Open
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The R&A, the body that organises the British Open, has defended the decision to resume tournament in windy conditions on Saturday despite the frustrations of several high profile players.

A rain delay on Friday forced 42 players to finish their second round on Saturday, however it lasted just 32 minutes before play was suspended due to the heavy winds at St Andrews, with gusts of up to 65 km per hour. “@ryanspoon: Wonder why British Open is suspended?? Louis Oosthuizen and Tiger show why via @ESPN App http://t.co/tIoXDdKbN1”— Shannon Thibodeau (@SEThibodeau) July 18, 2015

After a 10 and a half hour delay, the players – including Australian Jason Day – finally returned to the course, but plenty of damage had already been inflicted on the scores of some of the tournament favourites, including Jordan Spieth.

But despite the criticism from some players for being allowed to resume on Saturday morning, Dawson was adamant the right decision was made at the time.

“Well, clearly with the benefit of hindsight, it would have been better if play hadn’t started, but the decision was taken based on the evidence at the time,” R&A chief executive Peter Dawson said.

“I supported it fully, was an integral part of it, and I believe it was the right decision given the facts at the time we took it.

“When you’re out at the far end of the course and balls are not moving on the 11th green, although it’s a tough day with a big wind, it’s the right decision to play. It proved that as the wind increased that we would have been better not starting, but we did start.”

Due to the delays that have occurred over the first three days of The Open, the tournament has been pushed back to a Monday finish, with the third and fourth rounds to be played on Sunday and Monday respectively.

It will be the first Monday finish since the late Seve Ballesteros won the coveted Claret Jug at Royal Lytham in 1988.

Despite gale force gusts blowing balls around on the greens and making putting near impossible, play carried on for more than half an hour, during which Johnson lost his outright lead and Day dropped two shots.

When finally pulled off the course, Spieth and Johnson both questioned officials as to why they were sent out in the first place.

Louis Oosthuizen, champion at St Andrews in 2010, laughed at his rules official when initially told to play on as his ball first rolled closer within a foot of the hole before he could mark it, and then blew eight feet away.

American Brooks Koepka actually refused to play on, a stand Day said he would have taken had he knew.

“Yeah, if I knew that Brooks Koepka wasn’t playing, then I wouldn’t have played, but I just had to go on because we just – the day before I tried to call it on 12 tee, and they’re like ‘no, you’ve got to keep going, keep going’. By then I understood that they were trying to get Tom [Watson] to finish, so I’m okay with that.

“But you know, it was just a little unfortunate with how strong the wind was. I mean, hindsight now looking back on it, it’s easy to say, ‘oh, we shouldn’t have gone’. But R&A, and I understand what they’re trying to do, to try to get a 72-hole event in, try and get this done and finished, but you just … it’s unfortunate when you can’t have tough conditions but they’re unplayable, you know.”

Spieth said play should have been suspended earlier than it was.

“I don’t believe that had the R&A known what was going to happen, they certainly wouldn’t have started us,” Spieth said.

“The only thing they were able to go off of was what the officials themselves saw when they were out there before we even got out to the golf course. They obviously were out there and balls were not moving, they were staying in position, so that means that it’s playable.

“From what I saw video wise and what I saw first hand with Dustin when we got out there, it wasn’t the case. I wish that — after you see a shot like Dustin’s, which was the first shot that we saw, and after what I heard happened on the 11th green and what happened with Louis on 13, you know, I think it immediately should have been called there.”

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Tour de France 2015: Urine thrown over Chris Froome by spectator

Tour de France 2015: Urine thrown over Chris Froome by spectator

Chris Froome who had urine thrown on him from a spectator has blamed the media for ‘irresponsible reporting’. Photo: Bryn Lennon Chris Froome says a spectator threw urine over him. Photo: Doug Pensinger
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Outraged: Britain’s Chris Froome claims a spectator threw urine in his face during the fourteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race. Photo: Laurent Cipriani

Tour de France 2015: stage 14 results

Mende, France: The calm that is characteristic of Tour de France race leader Chris Froome reached a breaking point on Saturday when the British rider claimed a spectator threw a cup of urine in his face during the 14th stage from Rodez to Mende.

The Team Sky cyclist, who has repeatedly defended himself against claims of using performance enhancing drugs, revealed the incident after Saturday’s 178.5km stage that was won by the British rider Stephen Cummins (MTN-Qhubeka).

“A spectator, about 50-60km into the race threw a cup of urine at me shouting ‘doper’ at me. Obviously, I am extremely disappointed with that,” he said at a press conference after the race.

“We work extremely hard at what we do. For someone to come and disrespect us, that’s not on.

“That’s not in the name of sport. That’s not why we are here.”

But Froome blamed the incident on “irresponsible reporting” rather than the public.

“A lot of the reporting on the race has been very irresponsible. The individuals know who they are.”

Froome did not name names on Saturday, but after stage 12 to Plateau de Beille in the Pyrenees on Thursday, he took issue with former French professional cyclists Laurent Jalabert and Cedric Vasseur who are now both television commentators on the Tour.

Froome said of those who have questioned his performances: “It’s quite rich coming from cyclists like Jalabert and Vasseur to be commentating on my racing in such a way. I think it’s really disappointing.

“Those are the guys that a lot of people look up to. And they are casting doubt on current cycling and a clean cyclists and a clean team.

“These guys are setting the tone for the public, for the fans. And in my view that is not correct.”

The incident against Froome is but the latest to have marred this Tour that finishes next Sunday and in which Froome, the 2013 winner, is the favourite to win overall.

After last Tuesday’s 10th stage from Tarbes to Saint Martin won by Froome, Fairfax Media revealed that his Australian teammate Richie Porte, who placed second on the Pyrenean stage, was punched by a spectator in the ribs with three kilometres to go.

Froome was also booed at the sign-in before Friday’s race from Muret to Rodez started.

Froome has remained calm throughout recent days as he has still answered questions over the legitimacy of his performances as scepticism among some has mounted.

But on Saturday, the urine incident was a tipping point for the Kenyan-born Briton, who finished 20th at 4m 15s to Cummings to extend his overall lead as his main rivals.

This is not the first time that Froome has been targeted by a spectator at the Tour.

In the 2013 Tour he won, Froome reported that he had been squirted with an unknown substance on one stage, and over the entirety of that race punched five times.

He is neither the first to be subjected to such an act. Also in the 2013 Tour, British sprinter Mark Cavendish of the Omega Pharma-QuickStep team (now Etixx-QuickStep), had urine thrown at him in stage 11 from Avranches to Mont Saint-Michel.

Understandably, Saturday’s incident not only upset Froome, but also his teammates, one being British rider Geraint Thomas who is fifth overall at 4m 23s to Froome.

“When people start hitting riders and things, that’s when it’s different,” said Thomas.

“You wouldn’t see that in Wimbledon.

“This is the biggest bike race in the worlds, the pinnacle of the sport

Thomas said that Froome has also received messages from people threatening to throw urine and “hit him with a stick.”

He used Saturday’s press conference to criticise sectors of the media who have raised questions over whether he is racing clean or not.

“I certainly wouldn’t blame the public for this, it really is the minority of the people out there ruining it for everyone else out here.

“But I would blame some of the reporting on the race that has been very irresponsible.

“It’s the tone that is set by some of the irresponsible people reporting on the race and they set that tone and people obviously see what they believe in the media. Let me stress, it really is the minority of people who be booing and doing this sort of stuff.

“Porte was punched a few days ago, then the incident today, it’s just not on … not on.”

Froome still went to great lengths in acknowledging Tour supporters in general, thanking the “thousands upon thousands of supporters”.

“It’s been magnificent out there on the road. Really, this sport has been tremendous.

“I want to thank each and every one of those people who have come out to support race, but unfortunately it’s a few people put here who ruin it for everyone else.”

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Ashes 2015: Mitchell Marsh takes down England’s big two as Australia tighten grip

Ashes 2015: Mitchell Marsh takes down England’s big two as Australia tighten grip

England’s Jos Buttler looks dejected after being dismissed. Photo: Andrew Couldridge Australia’s David Warner (centre) walks off at the end of play after a successful day. Photo: Andrew Couldridge
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The Ashes 2015 scoreboardBaum: Marsh and Australia flex their musclesSpectator has players in stitches

LONDON: Australia are likely to have about five sessions to bowl England out for a second time and complete victory in the second Ashes Test after they remained in a commanding position on Saturday, helped by two crucial breakthroughs by Mitchell Marsh that served to justify his promotion here ahead of Shane Watson.

Ben Stokes (87) and Alastair Cook (96) looked destined for hundreds during a lengthy partnership that had restored hope for England but when they both fell at the hands of Australia’s new all-rounder the tourists’ chances of squaring the series by Monday were enhanced significantly.

Clarke, as is his custom, did not enforce the follow-on despite Australia exceeding England’s first-innings 312 by 254 and the only question now is when he will declare the second innings. That began to plan late on Saturday as Chris Rogers (44 not out) and David Warner (60 not out) led Australia to stumps at 0-108. The overall lead is now 362. There are are no shortage of runs to be made on this Lord’s pitch but the highest ever successful fourth-innings chase at the home of cricket was the West Indies’ 1-344 in 1984.

The key moments of the day were undoubtedly the departures of Cook and Stokes, who had set themselves for the kind of marathon union that England were searching for in their bid to save this match.

It had seemed three figures and beyond was an inevitability for Cook – who has never scored a century in an Ashes Test at home – as he produced a typically obdurate display, determined not to give victory to Australia despite the collapse of his top order the afternoon before.

Just before tea, however, and crucially only two overs before the new ball was due, he drove at a ball that angled across him from Marsh and made contact only with the inside edge of his bat. It careered into his stumps and Cook dropped to his haunches in disappointment at himself. From there, the England tail did not last long as Mitchell Johnson (3-53) and Josh Hazlewood (3-68) swooped.

Stokes earlier had himself to blame as much as Marsh when he also clipped a ball that stayed low back onto his stumps.

Marsh, used in short bursts by Clarke from the Pavilion End, couldn’t claim to have knocked over the duo with unplayable deliveries. There was nothing special about them but there is also no footnotes on the scoreboard. They all count and no more can have been asked of the 23-year-old on Saturday then to take down Cook and Stokes.

“It was nice to get those wickets like that. It doesn’t matter how you get them,” Marsh said. “I’ll take a few more chop-ons in the second innings, I’d be happy to have them.

“(With) the attack we’ve got I’m certainly not going to come out and try to blast blokes out. But wherever the skipper needs me I just want to be there for him and bowl whenever. Hopefully I can do that in the second innings and take a few wickets.

“We’ve got ourselves in a great position now to drive the game. Hopefully we bat well tomorrow and we can put England under some pressure tomorrow afternoon and on day five.  I’m sure Michael’s got a total in mind (for England to chase). He’ll talk to us before the game tomorrow or even tonight. I’m not sure but I imagine it will be around the 450 to 500 mark hopefully if we bat well tomorrow.”

Stokes said: “We’ve got to get our heads around that we’re probably going to have to bat about 150 overs to try and save the game. If there’s ever a wicket to do it on, it’s this one.”

Marsh ended with 2-23 from his eight overs, just the kind of contribution selectors desire from their fourth seamer in support of the frontline attack. The man he replaced at Lord’s, Shane Watson, spent some time on the ground on Saturday, fielding at first slip in place of Adam Voges, who sat out the day with a bruised hip from a Stokes sweep he wore at short-leg on Friday afternoon. “I think it’s just a part of being in Dad’s Army…his bones are a bit brittle”, Marsh joked of Voges.

As for Watson, he put on his own show, playing up to the broadcaster’s cameras with his shirt off in the dressing room later in the day.

The more Marsh performs in the middle, though, the further Watson will be away from another opportunity.

While the new all-rounder collected the two big wickets, Johnson was unlucky his figures were not even better. He had Cook dropped by Steve Smith at square leg on 63 and then after celebrating what looked a brilliant low catch by Peter Nevill of Jos Buttler, the third umpire Chris Gaffaney judged the ball to have touched the grass.

Hazlewood, whose pitch map looks like a dollop of tomato sauce has been dropped on the strip so precise is he, was also excellent while Nathan Lyon (1-53), who ended up having Buttler (13) caught behind, could have had another if not for umpire Kumar Dharmasena turning down his lbw appeal against Moeen Ali (39) when the ball appeared to be taking a big piece of leg stump.

Warner was later fortunate himself not to be caught before scoring by Adam Lyth, who made a mess of an edge that he should have taken at gully. Lyth’s contribution to this match is now a second-ball duck, one maiden over and a dropped catch.

Marsh then left the post-day press conference, where the team’s player of the day is usually sent, making no doubt about his own ambitions for Sunday.

“Hopefully I’ll see you back in here tomorrow night,” he said.

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Cardinal George Pell criticises Pope Francis over climate change stance

Cardinal George Pell criticises Pope Francis over climate change stance

Cardinal George Pell has publicly criticised Pope Francis’ decision to place climate change at the top of the Catholic Church’s agenda.
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Cardinal Pell, a well-known climate change skeptic, told the Financial Times the church had “no particular expertise in science”.

“The church has got no mandate from the Lord to pronounce on scientific matters,” he said,

“We believe in the autonomy of science.”

His comments come a month after Pope Francis released an historic encyclical calling on humanity to fight global warming.

“We do need to slow down and look at reality in a different way, to appropriate the positive and sustainable progress which has been made, but also to recover the values and the great goals swept away by our unrestrained delusions of grandeur,” he wrote.

“The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change.”

The 192-page document is titled Praise Be to You: On Care for Our Common Home, and calls on humanity to be more motivated and to improve education to save the environment.

“The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth,” Pope Francis wrote.

“The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all.

“At the global level, it is a complex system linked to many of the essential conditions for human life.

“A very solid scientific consensus indicates that we are presently witnessing a disturbing warming of the climatic system.”

Pope Francis appointed Cardinal Pell to reform the Vatican’s finances nearly 18 months ago.

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AFL Fans Association ready for inaugural elections

AFL Fans Association ready for inaugural elections

The AFL Fans Association will take an important step towards legitimacy and recognition in the game whe it holds its inaugural annual general meeting and elections on Wednesday night.
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All of the AFLFA’s approximately 1500 members are eligible to vote and stand for a position on the board, with a notice sent to members around the country.

Two of the existing committee members are standing down, the remaining four joining a six-person ticket.

Lawyer Tim Guy, and Brenda Boland – who is the Victorian Commissioner for Children and Young People – join the ticket, which is again being led by Gerry Eeman, another lawyer.

Eeman said it was a significant occasion for the association.

“We’re looking forward to it. We’re still a young organisation, only one and a half years old, this is an important step in the association’s development.

“It also provides another avenue to hear from members. We regularly receive feedback through facebook and emails but nothing beats speaking to people in person. We’re not expecting big numbers at our inaugural AGM but we need to start somewhere. We’ve had over 100 proxy votes sent in so far.”

He was confident his ticket was well-balanced and would do a strong job if elected.

“It’s a good mix. They’re all passionate footy people who love sitting in the outer.”

Formed in December 2013, the AFLFA was plagued by internal friction last year. It has this year taken more of a measured approach this season – in part a result of the clear proactive steps taken to improve fan experience taken by AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan since taking on his role last season.

Former president Brian Clarke had been involved in a public slanging match with McLachlan’s predecessor Andrew Demetriou, but Eeman has expressed his desire to maintain a positive relationship with the league. In March, he met AFL general manager of clubs and operations Travis Auld to discuss a number of fan-related issues.

The AFLFA’s purpose statement says the organisation was created: “to give AFL fans a vehicle to express their views about all things AFL. We all recognise that Australian football today is big business as well as a sport. However, it’s the fans who keep this business afloat.”

The AGM is being held at the South Oakleigh Club in Bentleigh East.

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St Kilda debutant Hugh Goddard not fussed how long ‘Brendon’s cousin’ tag stays

St Kilda debutant Hugh Goddard not fussed how long ‘Brendon’s cousin’ tag stays

Hugh Goddard says he doesn’t care how long it takes until people stop prefacing his name with the words: “Brendon’s cousin.”
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Twelve years after Brendon made his debut for St Kilda against Richmond, Hugh will do likewise when the Saints take on the Tigers on Sunday at Etihad Stadium. The younger Goddard isn’t the type to let fripperies like the thoughts of others affect him.

“I’m not really fussed about what people think or say or all that kind of stuff. I just want to go out there and play my own footy,” Goddard said.

At 196cm, Goddard can play either as a key defender or key forward, but has spent much of his first time this year in the VFL doing the former. As such he will play down back against the Tigers, and in the vicinity of Jack Riewoldt – a handy template for a player who has successfully escaped the shadow cast by an older cousin.

Football is no laughing matter for Goddard jnr. The teenager has reached this milestone with a fastidious approach evident in his eight months at the club.

Time-wasting isn’t in his repertoire.

“You get as much out as you put in,” he said.

“Every day I come to the club with a mindset of getting as much out of myself as I can.

“If you drive yourself with that mentality then you’re going to give yourself the best opportunity to be a good AFL player. I try to live off that and try to do the best I can every day, and soak up as much as I can every day.”

Goddard identified two primary mentors thus far at the Saints – backline coach Danny Frawley and veteran defender Sam Fisher, who Goddard has played with on occasion this year at Sandringham.

“[Fisher’]s really take me under his wing. He’s always there if I have any questions for him. I go through some vision [with him] every week.”

As for a positional preference, the versatile Goddard is diplomatic.

“I play wherever I’m given an opportunity, and wherever the coaches want me, and thus far they want me down back.”

On Sunday, Goddard be at the other end to former Geelong under 18’s teammate Paddy McCartin – the key forward and No.1 draft pick recalled to the St Kilda side.

One day Goddard and McCartin could share the same forward 50, but for now he just wants to play – anywhere.

“It’s been a while coming but I’m really excited and ready to have a crack at it.”

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