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Soccer pals bridge language barriers
Junior Monaro Panthers FC player Noah Vanderpol with Seo Jun Lee, 10, and Sung Ryul Park, 12, from South
Picture: ELESA KURTZ
Arm in arm they are the youngsters of
the world game, but all three are
getting a taste for international
Monaro Panthers FC midfielder
Noah Vanderpol has been hosting two
visiting players from the Republic of
Korea s Singok PS team throughout
the 2014 Kanga Cup in Canberra.
While at times it s been a challenge
communicating with his new friends
Seo Jun and Sung Ryul, the year 6
student will soon know what it feels
like not understanding the language
"In August we are flying over with
the team to Korea. I think there are
about 15 of us," he said.
"I m not sure who I am staying with
yet but it will be one of these two
Monaro FC received an invitation to
send an under-12 team to participate in
an international tournament hosted by
the Korean Youth Football Association
-- Noah s first trip to a non-English
The touring junior Panthers players
will visit Gyeongju, south of Seoul,
and join with 24 countries in a
tournament in the Singok players
home town of Uijeongbu.
"I m just really excited and can t
wait to go. It s going to be really cool
to see how it works over there," he
While hosting the billeted players,
Noah s mother Jacinta Vanderpol said
the zeal for the world game was
palpable in her household.
It was hard to find a soccer-free
moment between the Kanga Cup
games and watching the FIFA World
Cup, she said. It was clear her son was
beginning to understand soccer was a
language unto itself.
"When they re not outside playing
together they are playing FIFA soccer
video games inside," she said.
"The boys have been teaching us all
a few Korean words which will be
handy for Noah."
With little knowledge of each
other s native tongue the young
players have forged an extraordinary
friendship through their sport -- one the
trio hoped will last for many years to
under way for
NSW Health has confirmed
recruitment will begin next week to fill
two vacant dementia care positions at
Queanbeyan Hospital -- but hasn t
committed to a date for new staff
Initial concerns about a break-down
in community dementia care were
raised by The Queanbeyan Age on
June 27, when local man Frank
Presutti, 73, went public with the fact
that two community dementia nurses
had stopped working at the hospital in
After more than two weeks of
silence, NSW Health has indicated a
staff member from Eurobodalla will
take up one of the positions, with the
second vacancy to be advertised
publicly next week.
"The positions have not been
deleted or lost -- they are vacant and
will be filled when suitable applicants
are recruited," a NSW Health
The delay in advertising the
positions had in part been due to a
revision of the roles, the spokesman
"Vacant positions are routinely
reviewed prior to recruitment to ensure
that they are configured to best meet
NSW Health said staff hired would
continue to provide dementia care to
patients through community visits.
No timelines have been provided for
when the service will be restored with
a full complement of staff.
"It will be filled, but not overnight,"
the spokesman said.
"Until the positions are filled
clinical services will be provided by
appropriately skilled and experienced
front-line mental health clinicians."
Monaro MP John Barilaro
previously blasted NSW Health for its
prolonged delay in explaining what
was being done to rectify staffing gaps.
Mr Barilaro said he made no
apology for pursuing NSW Health but
accepted the assurances made this
week that the positions would be
"I have been given an assurance that
there are no plans to reduce dementia
care staff positions from Queanbeyan
and that the Community Mental
Health team has continued to provide
appropriate support for dementia
patients during this transition period,"
Free HIV tests on offer
Free and confidential HIV testing will be offered
throughout this month and August at Karabar Community
Health Centre as part of NSW Health s #HelpEndHIV
campaign. From July 14-20 testing for HIV and Sexually
Transmissible Infections (STI) will be available as usual
at Queanbeyan Community Health Centre, but will also
be available on Thursdays from 9am-noon in Karabar.
It s hoped the extension of testing to the Karabar
Community Health Centre will become an ongoing
service for the community in the near future.
"Achieving high levels of testings, treatment, and
maintaining safe sex practice are the key if we are to
achieve our target of ending HIV," NSW chief health
officer Dr Kerry Chant said.
Appointments can be made for Queanbeyan and Yass
CHC: 02 6298 9233
Club needs members to avoid closure
Tackling waning membership is a vital
campaign for the Queanbeyan Rotarians to
ensure the club s survival.
Queanbeyan Rotary president Doug Mitchell
said with fewer than 10 members it was likely
without a numbers boost the club would fold.
At one stage membership was quite large,
he said. But at seven members last year we had
difficulty filling the executive positions.
Under the club s constitution fewer than five
members forces closure and the end of its
62-year history in Queanbeyan. Despite small
numbers, members have continued raising
money for the local community.
With just seven members in 2013 we raised
$10,000, most spent within the Queanbeyan
community, he said.
Mr Mitchell said he feared the fate of
Queanbeyan Rotary weighed heavily on the
shoulders of a few.
Find out more at The Queanbeyan Rotary
Club Information night -- Wednesday, July
16, 6.15pm at Best Western Central Motel,
Antill Street, Queanbeyan.
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