Chris Tarrant (footballer)
Chris Tarrant is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Collingwood Football Club and the Fremantle Football Club in the Australian Football League. He announced at the end of the 2010 AFL season that he would return to Melbourne for personal reasons and would not extend his contract with Fremantle for the 2011 season, he returned to the Collingwood Football Club via a trade. He made his name as a key forward, but upon his move to Fremantle in 2009, Tarrant found a new position in the backline. Tarrant was noted for his spectacular high marking and pace on a lead. Born in derrimut, Tarrant played for South Mildura in the Sunraysia Football League and moved to Bendigo in 1996 on an AFL scholarship. In his younger days he was a top basketballer, making the Victorian state Under 15 squad before concentrating on football, his younger brother Robbie Tarrant plays for North Melbourne. His 2003 season was his best for Collingwood as he was an All-Australian forward, playing all 22 games plus three finals.
He kicked 54 goals and topped Collingwood's goalkicking, won the 2003 Mark of the Year for his high-flying mark against Geelong. Despite being hampered by knee problems in 2005, Tarrant kicked 36 goals in 17 games be Collingwood's lead goalkicker for a fifth-straight season. In November 2005, Collingwood coach Mick Malthouse stated that Tarrant had gained strength in his legs after a successful recovery from post-season knee surgery. A big 2006 season was predicted from the enigmatic Tarrant, however this did not eventuate. Honours bestowed upon Tarrant during his AFL career include All Australian selection in 2003, Second place in the Collingwood Best & Fairest award in 2003, Club Leading Goalkicker in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, Mark Of The Year in 2003. On 13 October 2006, the final day of trade week and after being linked with several clubs – the two Western Australian clubs West Coast and Fremantle, Tarrant was traded to the Fremantle Football Club in a deal that saw Paul Medhurst and Draft Selection #8 head to Collingwood.
On being traded to the Dockers, Tarrant said that Subiaco Oval, both Fremantle and the West Coast Eagles' home ground, would suit his style of play. He thought that playing alongside Matthew Pavlich, a similar styled player, would be difficult for opposition defences, he looked forward to a chance to play in the same team as his former schoolmate Dean Solomon, traded to Fremantle. Tarrant was given the number 17 guernsey, he was used to work up on the ground and had racked up multiple possessions playing in that role. He has played as a second string forward in a forward line that depended much on Pavlich. In 2009, coach Harvey moved Tarrant into defence following some poor form up forward; the move was successful, with Tarrant putting together a string of noteworthy defensive performances on opposition forwards as well as providing some penetrating rebound attack. On 11 October 2010, the final day of the trade period, Tarrant returned to Collingwood in a trade that saw him and pick 44 traded to Collingwood for picks 43 and 55.
He was given the Number 2 guernsey and continued to play as a back and full-back as he had at Fremantle. Tarrant announced his retirement on 21 August 2012, effective from the end of the 2012 season. Since his retirement, Tarrant has become a "fly-in" footballer, signing to play games with clubs around Australia to boost popularity for the clubs. Tarrant signed on to play one game for the North Launceston Bombers in 2013, kicking seven goals against eventual premiers South Launceston. Tarrant made one appearance for the Glenorchy Football Club in 2013 in the TSL. Tarrant returned to the Bombers in 2014, signing a minimum five game contract, with the option of continuing for finals, he appeared in the qualifying final, kicking five goals to help the Bombers advance to the second semi. During the second semi final, he was reported for striking a Clarence player, but received a reprimand due to his good record. With the Bombers causing an upset, Tarrant will line up in the Tasmanian State League Grand Final.
In August 2006, Tarrant and Collingwood teammate Ben Johnson were involved in a fight at a Port Melbourne nightclub. Johnson was charged with recklessly causing injury and unlawful assault and accepted responsibility for the incident. Tarrant was not charged, but was fined $5,000 by Collingwood for breaking the players code of conduct. In June 2007, Tarrant was accused of showing his backside to a female patron of a Darwin nightclub and punching the Federal ALP candidate for Division of Solomon, Damian Hale, after he confronted Tarrant about his behaviour. After the Fremantle Football Club took the unusual step of referring the matter to the AFL to investigate, they fined Tarrant $5,000 and suspended him for three matches, with two matches suspended until the end of 2008. 2nd Collingwood best and fairest 2003 Collingwood leading goalkicker 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Anzac Day Medal 2001 All-Australian 2003 AFL Mark of the Year 2003 Jason McCartney Medal 2006 Chris Tarrant's playing statistics from AFL Tables Chris Tarrant's profile on the official website of the Fremantle Football Club
Mark (Australian rules football)
A mark is a skill in Australian rules football where a player cleanly catches a kicked ball that has travelled more than 15 metres without anyone else touching it or the ball hitting the ground. Although catching the ball is found in other codes of football, along with kicking the ball, it is one of the most prevalent skills in Australian football. Marking can be one of the most spectacular and distinctive aspects of the game, the best mark of the AFL season is awarded with the Mark of the Year, with similar competitions running across smaller leagues; the top markers in the Australian Football League, like Jason Dunstall and Jonathan Brown took an average of over eight marks per game. An AFL match between St Kilda and Port Adelaide in 2006 set a record of 303 marks in a single game. Upon taking a mark, the umpire will blow the whistle to signify the mark and a player is entitled to an unimpeded kick of the ball, to advance their team towards their goalposts; the nearest opposition player stands on the spot where the player marked the ball, known as the mark, becomes the man on the mark.
When taking the set kick, the player must either kick the ball over the mark. The criterion for a mark is that it be caught cleanly, i.e. the player have complete control of the ball, for any length of time. As such, if the ball is caught in one grab, punched out from between the player's hands, a mark is paid if they have held it for only an instant. If a ball is controlled, dislodged by another player or the ground, the mark will still be paid. Although the rules make no provision for two players marking the ball by convention the umpire will award the mark to the man in front, i.e. the player who has the front position in the marking contest. The mark has been included in the compromise rules used in the International Rules Football series between teams from Australia and Ireland since 1984. Various forms of football descended from English public school football games of the 19th century have featured a fair catch or mark, it was abolished early in the development of soccer but still exists in rugby union and American football.
The mark has been one of the most distinctive features of Australian football since rules were drawn up in 1859. Some people claim that the origin of the term mark comes from the practice of a player who has just taken a mark physically marking the ground with his/her foot, or cap which formed part of the attire worn by players in the 19th century, to show where he took the fair catch. Others claim that the origin of the mark comes from the traditional Aboriginal game of Marn Grook, said to have influenced Tom Wills' writing of the laws of the game, it is claimed that in Marn Grook, jumping to catch the ball, called "mumarki", an Aboriginal word meaning "to catch", results in a free kick. Some counterclaim this theory as false etymology. In Australian football, marks are described in combination of the following ways. Overhead mark: catching the ball with hands extended above the head Contested mark: catching the ball against one or more opponents who are attempting to mark or spoil the player attempting the mark.
This skill is declining in the professional game due to coaches discouraging preferring to avoid contests. Pack mark: catching the ball against one or more opponents and/or teammates all close to the fall of the ball. High mark: catching the ball whilst jumping up in the air. Stewart "Buckets" Loewe, Matthew Richardson and Simon Madden are notable exponents of the high mark. Spectacular mark: sometimes nicknamed'specky','screamer' or'hanger', this term is most used when a mark taken whilst jumping in the air. Additional elevation is achieved by using the legs to spring off the back or shoulders of one or more opponents and/or teammates; the movement of other players beneath the player marking can cause them to lose balance in mid air and land or fall awkwardly, enhancing the spectacle of the mark. The name reflects its popularity among spectators. Chest mark: catching the ball and drawing it in to the chest; this is considered the easiest mark to take, is used in wet weather. At professional level this skill is discouraged by coaches due to it giving opponents a much better chance of intercepting the ball from most directions.
Out in front: catching the ball with arms extended forward from the body. This skill is difficult with the ball travelling low and at high speeds. At professional level this skill is preferred by coaches, as it gives opponents less chance of spoiling from behind, if the ball spills, it will be "front and centre" of the player, which makes it much easier for rovers to predict and to execute game strategy. One-handed mark: catching the ball with only one hand. Used in a contested situation where one player's arm is impeded by an opponent, or where the player uses upper body strength to physically fend off their opponent. While spectacular, this skill is discouraged by coaches due to a low percentage of success and is sometimes seen as "showing off" or "lairising". Diving mark: leaping horizontally to catch the ball before it hits the ground. With the flight of the ball: a mark taken running in the direction that the ball is travelling. In order to do this, the player must take their eyes off opposition players sometimes running at fast pace in the opposite direction.
This type of mark is branded "courageous", because in attempting the mark, the player must ignore the danger of a high
Kicking is a skill used in many types of football, including: Association football Australian rules football International rules football American football Canadian football Gaelic football Rugby league Rugby unionKicking is the act of propelling a ball by striking it with the foot or, depending upon the sport, the shin. Kicking is most common in Association Football, where only the two goalkeepers are allowed to use their hands, it is the primary method of transferring the ball in Australian rules football and Gaelic football. Whereas most sports allow points to be scored by methods other than kicking, in Australian rules football kicking for goal is the only method allowed to score a goal and get the maximum six point score. Kicking is used less in Rugby League, Rugby Union, American football, Canadian football, may be restricted to specialist positions, but it is still an important tactical skill in each sport; the range of kicking styles available is influenced by the shape of the ball and the rules.
East Fremantle Football Club
The East Fremantle Football Club, nicknamed the Sharks, is an Australian rules football club playing in the West Australian Football League. The team's home ground is East Fremantle Oval. East Fremantle are the most successful club in WAFL history, winning 29 premierships since their entry into the competition in 1898; the East Fremantle Football Club was formed in 1898 and has won 29 league premierships in the West Australian Football League, making the club the second most successful in Australia, after Port Adelaide in the SANFL. East Fremantle has a fierce rivalry with its Port cousin, South Fremantle, the Foundation Day Derby between the two sides is a much anticipated highlight of the local football calendar. East Fremantle's success has thus far eclipsed that of South Fremantle, who have won just 13 WAFL premierships. Up until 1987, Western Australia was immersed in WAFL culture and East Fremantle enjoyed a strong following. In 1987, a Perth-based club – the West Coast Eagles – joined an expanded Victorian Football League.
West Coast's initial squad included many East Fremantle players and they were coached by former East Fremantle premiership player and coach, Ron Alexander. Interest in the semi-national competition saw attendances at WAFL games start to fall, with severe consequences for the club's support base and finances. By the middle 2000s, East Fremantle was in severe trouble on and off the field, winning only nineteen of eighty matches between 2003 and 2006 and suffering severe financial difficulties, though since the clubs has recovered without winning a thirtieth premiership; the Sharks once pulled on average 10,000 people to a home game. Now 1,500 people to a home game is considered a strong attendance; the East Fremantle Football Club team song is sung to the tune of "Notre Dame Victory March". Cheer, Cheer the Blue and the White Honour the Sharks by day and by night Lift that loyal banner high Shake out the thunder from the sky Whether the odds be great or be small We'll go out and win over all While our players keep on fighting Onwards to victory West Australian Football League Premiers: 1900, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1914, 1918, 1925, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1933, 1937, 1943, 1945, 1946, 1957, 1965, 1974, 1979, 1985, 1992, 1994, 1998 Runners-up: 1899, 1901, 1905, 1907 1912, 1916, 1917, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1934, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1944, 1954, 1955, 1958, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1977, 1984, 1986, 1997, 2000, 2012 West Australian State Premiership: 1904, 1906, 1909, 1910 Reserves Premierships: 1926, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1950, 1951, 1962, 1970, 1989, 1993, 1994, 2001, 2008 Colts Premierships: 1962, 1966, 1969, 1973, 1981, 1987, 1992, 1998, 2001, 2010, 2017 Fourths Premierships: 1972, 1974 Rodriguez Shield: 1957, 1977, 1985, 1996, 1997, 1998 Wooden Spoons: 1898, 2004, 2006, 2018 Sandover Medallists: 1931: Lin Richards, 1950: Jim Conway, 1957: Jack Clarke, 1961 & 1963: Ray Sorrell, 1971: David Hollins, 1974: Graham Melrose, 1977: Brian Peake, 1985: Murray Wrensted, 1995: Craig Treleven, 1998: Adrian Bromage, 2013: Rory O'Brien Simpson Medallists: 1945: Alan Ebbs, 1957: Frank Conway, 1962: Ray Sorrell, 1964: Norm Rogers, 1965: Dave Imrie, 1947: Gary Gibellini 1979: Kevin Taylor, 1992: Clinton Browning, 1994: Mark Amaranti, 1998: Adrian Bromage Simpson Medallists: 1962: Ray Sorrell,1982: Kevin Taylor, 1991: Paul Harding, 1995: Craig Treleven, 1999: Rod Tregenza Bernie Naylor Medallists: 1904: Ernest Kelly, 1905: Henry Sharpe, 1907: Henry Sharpe, 1908: Charles Doig, 1909: Charles Doig, 1917: Arthur Rawlinson, 1919:Joseph Lawn, 1923: Dinney Coffey, 1933: George Doig, 1934: George Doig, 1935: George Doig, 1936: George Doig, 1937: George Doig, 1941: George Doig, 1949: George Prince, 1966: Bob Johnson, 1979: Kevin Taylor, 1989: Neil Lester-Smith, 1999: Rod Tregenza, 2000: Rod Tregenza Prendergast Medallists: 1954: Bill Taggart, 1977: Joe Angel, 1978: Kevin Taylor, 1994: Jon Stagg, 2002: Leigh Willison, 2007: Morgan Cooper, 2008: Conor Davidson, 2010: James Murray, 2011: Timothy Viney, 2017: Benjamin Harding Jack Clarke Medallists: 1985: Mark Amaranti, 1989: Graham Ralph, 2000: Matthew Cremin, 2001: Andrew Green, 2013: Jacob Green Chesson Medallists: 1972: Greg Brown, 1973: Doug Winning All Australians: 1953, 1956, 1958 & 1961: Jack Clarke, 1958: Alan Preen, 1958: Norm Rogers, 1958 & 1961: Ray Sorrell, 1979 & 1980: Brian Peake, 1979: Tony Buhagiar, 1983: Kevin Taylor, 1986: Peter Wilson Tassie Medallists: 1979: Brian Peake Highest Score: Round 17, 1944 – 33.23 vs.
South Fremantle at Fremantle Oval Lowest Score: Round 13, 1898 – 1.2 vs. West Perth at The WACA Greatest Winning Margin: Round 17, 1944 – 201 points vs. South Fremantle at Fremantle Oval Greatest Losing Margin: Round 10, 1981 – 178 points vs. West Perth at Leederville Oval Most games: Brian Peake 304 Most goals: George Doig 1111 Record Home Attendance: Round 3, 1979 – 21,317 vs. South Fremantle Record Finals Attendance: 1979 Grand Final – 52,781 vs. South Fremantle at Subiaco Oval Most consecutive victories: 35, between 28 July 1945 and 17 May 1947, including the 1945 and 1946 premierships Most consecutive losses: 13 1 between 18 May 1968 and 17 August 1968 2 between 11 April 1970 and 11 July 1970 On Saturday 2 June 2012 the East Fremantle Football Club inducted 52 individuals into the inaugural East Fremantle Football Club Hall of Fame. 9 inductees were given'Legend' status. Only Players and Volunteers that served the club between 1898 and 1986 were deemed worthy to be indu
Neale Francis Daniher is a former Australian rules footballer who played with the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League. He was the coach of the Melbourne Football Club between 1998 and 2007, held coaching positions with Essendon and West Coast, his brothers, Terry and Chris played for Essendon. Daniher was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2013 and is now known as a prominent campaigner for medical research. Daniher was born the third child of James "Jim" Daniher and Edna Daniher on 15 February 1961 at West Wyalong Base Hospital, he attended St Joseph's Catholic School, Ungarie for his primary education before going to St Patrick's College in Goulburn and Assumption College, where he finished Year 12. He went to the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, where he learned about the emerging technology of the 1980s such as computers, it was during his childhood that Daniher showed his love for sport, namely Australian rules football, playing in the Northern Riverina Football League on Saturdays while playing rugby league at school carnivals.
During his time in the NRFL he won several best and fairest awards before going to college, where he played both Australian rules football and rugby union. In 1978 both the South Melbourne and Essendon football clubs approached Daniher as a player. After a legal battle between the two clubs, Essendon won the right to recruit Daniher as South Melbourne had signed a contract which said that Essendon had this right due to South Melbourne trading Terry Daniher to Essendon in exchange for Neville Fields. From 1979 to 1990, Daniher played for Essendon in the VFL/AFL, playing only 82 games due to several knee injuries, he never led the side due to injury. Daniher made history with his three brothers when they became the first quartet of brothers to play for the same team in both a state of origin match and a home-and-away game. Daniher retired at the end of the 1990 season but played for Werribee in the Victorian Football Association in 1991. After his playing career was over, Daniher took up a career in coaching, with his first job coming when he became an assistant coach for the Fremantle Football Club.
After his time with Fremantle, he became the senior coach of the Melbourne Football Club for 10 seasons from 1998 to 2007. At Melbourne he led the Demons to the 2000 AFL Grand Final in his third season at the club where they played against his former team, Essendon, in a match that Melbourne lost. In the 2004 pre-season, with Melbourne struggling for memberships and requiring the competitive balance fund for survival, Daniher made a more concerted effort to be more outspoken in the media – and became known as "The Reverend" for his "preaching" skills; this helped the club's membership and public profile. After making the semi-finals of the Wizard Cup, the Demons led the AFL ladder after 18 rounds by winning 14 out of 18 games, before a 4-game losing streak saw them miss the top 4 altogether and finish 5th, where they were knocked out of the finals in the first week by Essendon. 2005 saw the Demons enjoy a similar run near the top of the ladder, but another late-season fade-out saw them temporarily lose their spot in the eight, before reclaiming their position with close wins over the Western Bulldogs and Geelong.
They were comprehensively beaten by Geelong in the elimination final, which saw a second consecutive first week exit for the club. The Demons improved in 2006, making the semi-finals after losing the first 3 games of the season coming back but fading in the last 7 games. On 27 June 2007, he announced that he would resign at the end of the 2007 season after the Demons started the year with nine straight defeats, they won their next two matches, but a poor showing in a 49-point loss against cellar dwellers, Richmond in Round 12 2007, put pressure on Daniher's coaching tenure. On 29 June 2007, he announced that Round 13 clash against Essendon will be his last game as Melbourne Demons coach, they lost the match by 2 points. The team was coached by Mark Riley until the end of the season. After leaving coaching he became the general manager of football operations for the West Coast Eagles in the 2008 season. Daniher received a Member of the Order of Australia award on the Queen's birthday in 2016 for his efforts in raising awareness of MND and raising funds to help find a cure for the disease.
In August 2014 it was revealed that he is battling motor neurone disease, incurable. He has dedicated the remainder of his life to educating Australians about the disease. Beginning in 2015 the annual Queens Birthday Clash between Melbourne and Collingwood has been partnered with the Big Freeze, in Raising funds for the fight against Motor Neurone Disease. List of Australian rules football families Daniher, Terry Daniher, Neale Daniher, Anthony Daniher and Chris Daniher; the Danihers: The Story of Football's Favourite Family. Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 2009. ISBN 1-74175-651-0 Neale Daniher's playing statistics from AFL Tables
Mauritius the Republic of Mauritius, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean. The main Island of Mauritius is located about 2,000 kilometres off the southeast coast of the African continent; the Republic of Mauritius includes the islands of Rodrigues, Agalega and St. Brandon; the capital and largest city Port Louis is located on the main island of Mauritius. In 1598, the Dutch took possession of Mauritius, they abandoned Mauritius in 1710 and the French took control of the island in 1715, renaming it Isle de France. France ceded Mauritius including all its dependencies to the United Kingdom through the Treaty of Paris, signed on 30 May 1814 and in which Réunion was returned to France; the British colony of Mauritius consisted of the main island of Mauritius along with Rodrigues, Agalega, St Brandon and the Chagos Archipelago, while the Seychelles became a separate colony in 1906. The sovereignty of Tromelin is disputed between Mauritius and France as some of the islands such as St. Brandon, Chagos and Tromelin were not mentioned in the Treaty of Paris.
In 1965, three years prior to the independence of Mauritius, the UK split the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritian territory, the islands of Aldabra and Desroches from the Seychelles, to form the British Indian Ocean Territory. The UK forcibly expelled the archipelago's local population and leased its largest island, Diego Garcia, to the United States; the UK has restricted access to the Chagos Archipelago. The sovereignty of the Chagos is disputed between Mauritius and the UK. In February 2019, in an advisory opinion given by the International Court of Justice on this dispute, the ICJ ordered the UK to hand back the Chagos Islands to Mauritius as as possible; the people of Mauritius are multiethnic and multilingual. The island's government is modelled on the Westminster parliamentary system, Mauritius is ranked for democracy and for economic and political freedom; the Human Development Index of Mauritius is one of the highest in Africa. Mauritius is ranked as the most competitive and one of the most developed economies in the African region.
The main pillars of the Mauritian economy are manufacturing, financial services and information and communications technology. Mauritius is a welfare state. Along with the other Mascarene Islands, Mauritius is known for its varied flora and fauna, with many species endemic to the island; the island was the only known home of the dodo, along with several other avian species, was made extinct by human activities shortly after the island's settlement. The first historical evidence of the existence of an island now known as Mauritius is on a map produced by the Italian cartographer Alberto Cantino in 1502. From this, it appears that Mauritius was first named Dina Arobi around 975 by Arab sailors, the first people to visit the island. In 1507, Portuguese sailors visited the uninhabited island; the island appears with a Portuguese name Cirne on early Portuguese maps from the name of a ship in the 1507 expedition. Another Portuguese sailor, Dom Pedro Mascarenhas, gave the name Mascarenes to the Archipelago.
In 1598, a Dutch squadron under Admiral Wybrand van Warwyck landed at Grand Port and named the island Mauritius, in honour of Prince Maurice van Nassau, stadholder of the Dutch Republic. The island became a French colony and was renamed Isle de France. On 3 December 1810, the French surrendered the island to Great Britain during the Napoleonic Wars. Under British rule, the island's name reverted to Mauritius. Mauritius is commonly known as Maurice and Île Maurice in French, Moris in Mauritian Creole; the island of Mauritius was uninhabited before its first recorded visit during the Middle Ages by Arab sailors, who named it Dina Arobi. In 1507, Portuguese sailors came to the uninhabited island and established a visiting base. Diogo Fernandes Pereira, a Portuguese navigator, was the first European known to land in Mauritius, he named the island "Ilha do Cirne". The Portuguese did not stay. In 1598 a Dutch squadron under Admiral Wybrand van Warwyck landed at Grand Port and named the island "Mauritius" after Prince Maurice of Nassau of the Dutch Republic.
The Dutch inhabited the island in 1638, from which they exploited ebony trees and introduced sugar cane, domestic animals and deer. It was from here; the first Dutch settlement lasted twenty years. Several attempts were subsequently made, but the settlements never developed enough to produce dividends, causing the Dutch to abandon Mauritius in 1710. France, which controlled neighbouring Île Bourbon, took control of Mauritius in 1715 and renamed it Isle de France. In 1723, the Code Noir was established to categorise one group of human beings as "goods", in order for the owner of these goods to be able to obtain insurance money and compensation in case of loss of his "goods"; the 1735 arrival of French governor Bertrand-François Mahé de La Bourdonnais coincided with development of a prosperous economy based on sugar production. Mahé de La Bourdonnais established Port Louis as a shipbuilding centre. Under his governorship, numerous buildings were erected, a number of which are sti
1997 AFL Rising Star
The Norwich AFL Rising Star award is given annually to a standout young player in the Australian Football League. The 1997 medal was won by Port Adelaide player Michael Wilson; every round, an Australian Football League rising star nomination is given to a standout young player. To be eligible for the award, a player must be under 21 on January 1 of that year, have played 10 or fewer senior games and not been suspended during the season. At the end of the year, one of the 22 nominees is the winner of award