Hutt News : May 17th 2011
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River Dog screening The Transition Towns environmental group is screening the video River Dog (25 min) at the St James Church Hall (by the War Memorial Library) tonight, AT 7.30pm. It tells the story of a lone Wairarapa farmer whose attempts to protect the Pahaoa River from the devastating effects of cattle pollution put him at odds with neighbouring farmers. The DVD will be followed by a panel discussion on the topic: Is this the future of our freshwater?'' Guests include Grant Muir the farmer and land owner, Councillor Paul Bruce and a representative from the Greater Wellington Regional Council. Hard life on ANZ netball whistle Instant decisions: Liz Boon makes the calls in the pressure-cooker atmosphere of the ANZ Championship netball arena. By NICHOLAS BOYACK But Liz Boon just loves it Liz Boon has one of the more difficult jobs in sport. She umpires in the ANZ Netball Cham- pionship, where not only are the players all unbelievably fit and the games played at break-neck pace, but the rules don't always appear to be straightforward. It's not uncommon to see an umpire at one end interpret a rule completely differently to his or her colleague at the other end. Watch a game from Australia and you can end up scratching your head trying to work out what is going on. But Boon denies any confusion (she describes that suggestion as absurd'') and says every effort is made to avoid confusion. The rules actually are quite simple . . . we [umpires] do our best to be on the same page and be consistent in every game.'' As with any sport, negative comments often come from the losing side, she says. There will always be a dissatisfied coach.'' The situation is made all the more diffi- cult by the close presence of fans. Of course you get booed because all the 4000 people in the stadium know the rules.'' There's no denying it is a tough game to officiate. As the players develop better skills, they are also becoming more adept at playing to the edge of the rules. One of the big differences between rugby and netball is the way players who deliberately infringe are treated. In rugby, a player who intentionally kills the ball will soon get a yellow card and his team a ticking off from the ref. In netball, it is not uncommon to see players like the Anna Scarlett and Susan Fuhrmann repeat the same offence a dozen or more times, as they try to disrupt their opponents' flow. That can be dealt with by advancing the penalty, but many netball fans will be sur- prised to know that the officials can tem- porarily send players off. It has happened in at least one ANZ game and Boon says whether that approach should be used more has been a hot topic'' among umpires. Sending off requires a lot of courage'' and she says there is a big difference between persistent and deliberate'' offend- ing. Making a judgement call that a player is deliberately fouling is not easy and tem- porarily sending a player off has a big impact on the game. While it sounds like a diffi- cult job, it's one Boon loves, although it requires a huge commitment. There are six fulltime paid umpires but she says the money is not why she does it. It is very important to note that all six of us have full-time work; some are business owners and some have young families. Despite how it may appear to the general public, it is not glamorous to get on a plane every few days to get to a venue to umpire. It's a matter of good time management and organisation, family and employer support. We return home early, after a fast and furious game the night before, and for most it is straight to work, or home to organise children and day-to- day life.'' A mother of three, she says the fitness required is also getting tougher. Being so close to the game, she can appreciate the skill level of the top players and she says people generally do not appreciate how skilful the players have become. Originally from Dunedin, Boon become a whistle-blower at school and has spent 12 years in the national squad and four years on the international panel. During that time she has umpired in Australia, Fiji and Jamaica and she says it is the challenge'' of developing her skills as quickly as the game is evolving, that keeps her motivated. The introduction of the ANZ Champion- ship has had a dramatic impact on netball and the players are getting better every year. At 40, Boon can still keep up with the play, but she is not sure how much longer she will be able to meet the commitment of travel and fitness. It is hard to say. My husband thinks I have another year in me. I love the game but it is getting harder and harder.''
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