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The Rock-itt : May 2010
BLACK THURSDAY Last month an incident by the Melbourne Storm almost derailed the 2010 NRL Premiership and threatened to bring our great game of Rugby League into disrepute. For once Paddy McClelland speaks out on the salary cap rort by the Storm and offers to David Gallop a solution that could our 2010 returning to normal for the rest of the year. Read all about it in our sports section. LOCAL RESIDENT A WINNER AT ROYAL EASTER SHOW SEEK THE SILENCE Selina Madeleine, a Rock-itt contributor and long time resident of the Northern Beaches, currently living at Dee Why, was awarded 3rd prize in the prestigious 2010 Sydney Royal Easter Show Arts Awards in the 'Rural Subject' Photography Class (ie images that capture the essence of rural Australia). The Image was of Dawn at Stockrington Ranch (near Cooranbong), featuring a cowboy mustering his cattle. Selina is a highly respected and high level equestrian competitor and coach, as well as a former member of the year of the Northern Beaches 'Northside Riding Club' one of Sydney's largest Horse Riding clubs. Selina is a very keen and talented/artistic photographer and writer. In the sports section of this issue, Selina competes at the Copabella Classic, one of Sydney's most prestigious equestrian event held annually at St Ives showground. GEORGIA'S GOSSIP Our entertainment feature writer, Georgia Hicks has all the juicy gossip from Hollywood in this issue, also two great DVD reviews. Take a break with The Rock- itt and read some really hot gossip. Onya Georgie SEA EAGLES NEED ANSWER Our Sea Eagles went down to the Titans at Brookie last month, having led by a good margin for most of the game. What's wrong with our champions? Paddy McClellan has something to say about it in this issue. NEW 'POCKET ROCKET' FOR ROCK-ITT With the vacant place left behind by former Pocket Rock-itt and feature writer, Laura Young, we have another Pocket Rock-itt starting with us this month. At just 5'ft 1 inch, Jordan Macpherson has joined The Rock- itt as a feature writer and live music reviewer. All the crew at The Rock-itt wish Jordan all the best. It was great to see Beaches' young guns, Seek the Silence take out the 2010 Northern Composure Band Competition organised by Justin Burke and his team from Warringah Youth. The competition was well supported showcasing our Northern Beaches young talent. We have a double page spread inside on the final. The Rock-itt congratulates the winning band, Seek the Silenc,e one of The Rock-itt's front cover band.