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Sharpshooters Challenge on Fan Day

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  1. Berkeley_Eagle

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    Sharpshooters Challenge on Fan Day

    Friday, February 1, 2008 - 11:31 AM

    It could be the greatest challenge in Rugby League – trying to fill the goalkicking boots of one of the game’s greatest ever kickers, Bulldogs ace Hazem El Masri.

    That’s exactly what Bulldogs five-eighth Daniel Holdsworth will be doing tomorrow at the Harvey Norman Centenary of Rugby League Fan Day at ANZ Stadium – and he’s doing it in a shootout competition to find the best kicker in the NRL.

    Holdsworth will step in for the injured El Masri as pride and reputation go on the line in the Sharpshooters Challenge.

    Representatives from the 16 NRL clubs – plus kickers representing Balmain, Newtown and Western Suburbs – will fight it out to be crowned Rugby League’s best and, with El Masri sidelined with a hamstring strain, the race is wide open.

    Leading that race is Warriors kicker Michael Witt, whose strike rate was an astonishing 92.5% last season, and Parramatta’s Krisnan Inu, who replaced the injured Luke Burt midway through the season and finished with a success rate of 82%.

    Luke Covell, Brett Hodgson, Wes Naiqama, Craig Fitzgibbon and Corey Parker will also be among the shootout kickers.

    “With Hazem here at the club you don’t really aspire to be a goalkicker so it’s a great chance to go out and have a kick,” Holdsworth said today.

    “I think everyone will be having a bit of a laugh as we’re walking on to the field, but the competitive juices will start flowing as we line up the kicks.”

    It’s not just pride on the line, either, when the shootout kicks off at 2.45pm.

    The winner will receive $1000 to donate to his chosen charity – and the pressure will be on from the start.

    Each competitor will have their first kick from the sideline on the 20m mark in an elimination format. Once you miss, you are out.

    After each round the mark will be moved back five metres until there is one marksman left.

    The shootout is just one of a number of activities at the biggest public fan day in Rugby League history.

    Coaching clinics, autograph sessions, club membership marquees and the chance to watch the biggest player photo in the game’s history featuring 400 of the game’s stars are among the events on the day.

    Fans must register to be part of the Fan Day fun.

    To register, log on to www.nrl.com/fanday or ring the registration line on

    02 9339 8550. An overview of activities on the day is also on the website.

    Club membership, NRL merchandise marquees and registration booths for individual activities will be open from 12pm on the day between Gates G and H.

    A gold coin donation to benefit Rugby League’s One Community charities will be collected on entry. Information on One Community’s charity projects is available on www.rugbyleague.com.au/onecommunity.

    ANZ Stadium gates open at 1.30pm with activities running from 2.30pm-5pm.

    The full field of kickers for the sharpshooters challenge is: Jarrod Sammut (Panthers), Daniel Holdsworth (Bulldogs), Brett Hodgson (Wests Tigers), Luke Covell (Sharks), Corey Parker (Broncos), Krisnan Inu (Eels), Wes Naiqama (Knights), Luke Millwood (Jets), Michael Dobson (Raiders), Bill Callaway (Balmain Tigers). Travis Burns (Cowboys), Jamie Lyon (Manly), Shannon Gallant (Wests Magpies), Issac Luke (Souths), Michael Witt (Warriors), Scott Prince (Titans), Craig Fitzgibbon (Roosters), Jamie Soward (Dragons) and Steve Turner (Storm)




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    EVENT DETAILS

    EVENT ACTIVITIES

    The day will be comprised of a number of activities including:

        * Player interviews and autographs
        * Rugby League Legends
        * Club mascots
        * Club cheerleaders
        * Rugby League & Cheerleading Skills clinics
        * Sharp shooters Goal Kicking Challenge
        * Face painters and street performers
        * NRL Clubs membership drive
        * One Community initiatives
        * Big Kick on Stadium playing surface

    Member Only Activities

    Please note the following activities will be open to members of NRL Clubs only and will require registration at the Club Member Registration Desk

        * Legends Bar
        * Coach Chalk Talks
        * BBQ Demonstrations

    Club members are advised to present your 2008 membership ID at the registration desk or if that has not yet arrived, your 2007 membership ID. If you were not a member in 2007 and do not yet have 2008 membership ID then present your 2008 membership receipt.

    SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

    ON FIELD
    2.00pm

    PLAYER PHOTO
    Come watch 400 of the top players in the NRL pose for the largest player photo ever staged.
    (30 minutes)
    2.45pm

    NRL SHARP SHOOTER COMPETITION
    Watch 16 of the NRL's best goal kickers battle it out for supremacy in this sudden death competition.
    (30 minutes)
    From 2.45pm

    STADIUM TOURS
    See the Stadium from an NRL player's perspective.
    From 3.15pm

    MAIN STAGE
    See performances by the NRL's mascots and cheerleaders and interviews with some of your favourite players. Keep watching the Stadium big screens for the main stage program.
    From 5.00pm

    BIG KICK
    A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to kick a footy ball on the ground where the best-of-the-best play.
    (30 minutes)


    CLINICS
    From 2.45pm

    CHEERLEADING CLINICS
    Learn from some of the best dancers in the NRL. These 30 minute clinics are at: 2.45pm, 3.30pm and 4.00pm on field.
    From 2.45pm JUNIOR RUGBY LEAGUE SKILLS CLINICS
    2.45pm Enrol at the Junior Rugby League registration stand on the Northern Mall to participate in these 30 minute skills sessions with:
    2.45pm - 3.15pm
    Wests Tigers /
    Knights

    3.30pm - 4.00pm
    Bulldogs /
    Sea Eagles

    4.00pm - 4.30pm
    Rabbitohs /
    Storm


    AUTOGRAPHS
    From 12.00pm

    NRL MERCHANDISE MARQUEE (NORTHERN MALL ENTRY)
    Purchase Centenary of Rugby League merchandise and have it signed by your favourite player! Visit the NRL Merchandise Marquee for player appearance times.
    From 2.45pm AUTOGRAPH STAND (SW CONCOURSE)
    Meet players from your favourite team at the following times:
    2.45pm-3.15pm
    Broncos /
    Bulldogs

    3.15pm-3.45pm
    Cowboys /
    Dragons

    3.45pm-4.15pm
    Titans /
    Eels

    4.15pm-4.45pm
    Rabbitohs /
    Knights
    From 2.45pm AUTOGRAPH STAND (SE CONCOURSE)
    Meet players from your favourite team at the following times:
    2.45pm-3.15pm
    Warriors /
    Sharks


    3.15pm-3.45pm
    Storm /
    Wests Tigers

    3.45pm-4.15pm
    Sea Eagles /
    Roosters

    4.15pm-4.45pm
    Panthers /
    Raiders

    There are other opportunities to meet your favourite players - visit the NRL club registration marquees at the Northern Mall Entry and the playrugbyleague.com stand on the NW Concourse for additional player appearances.

    NRL club members should visit the Club Members' Activity Registration stand at the Northern Mall Entry for times and further details on: BBQ Demonstrations, Chalk Talks with Club Coaches and the Legends' Bar.



    FOR THE KIDS

    From 2.45pm


    KIDS ZONE (AGES U6)
    Check your venue map for the two locations suited for under 6's.

    From 2.45pm


    YOUTH ZONE (AGES 7+)
    Check your venue map for the two locations suited for the 7+ age group.

    From 2.45pm


    MASCOTS
    Check the Stadium big screens for the times the NRL mascots will be appearing on the main stage. Mascots will also be available for photo opportunities on the Concourse.

    From 2.45pm


    ONE COMMUNITY'S RUGBY LEAGUE READS & COLOURING-IN
    Your opportunity to have some of the NRL's biggest names read you books from the Premier's Reading List. You'll also have a chance to colour-in a picture of your favourite club mascot. Register for the four session times at the playrugbyleague.com stand on the NW Concourse:
    2.45pm-3.15pm
    Broncos /
    Panthers

    3.15pm-3.45pm
    Cowboys /
    Raiders

    3.45pm-4.15pm
    Sharks /
    Warriors

    4.15pm-4.45pm
    Titans /
    Eels

    TIME CAPSULE

    A time capsule will be placed at ANZ Stadium at the conclusion of 2008.
    During the day there will be an opportunity to make a contribution to this time capsule.
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