What you read in The Leader sport 2017: April | Photos

Check out what was making news in the sporting world around Tamworth in April, 2017.


​"We wanted to try and save him as a family pet, because he was a horse with the loveliest nature, but the injury was a lot worse than we originally thought.”

Injured Tamworth apprentice jockey Melanie Bolwell has reached a significant step in her recovery from a race fall.

“It’s going to be a very sad week.”

Ken Martin was remembered on Wednesday as a family man who loved his rugby league, horse racing and animals.

“We’ll just plod along and try to improve week in week out and just try to be competitive. That’s my main goal.”

“We got good go-forward which allowed us to put some constructive stuff on and we executed well.”

“We’re not getting carried away, we’ve got to keep working hard and stick to what has worked for us.”

"I was training at Westside Gym one day and (owner) Mike Abra told me about Masters boxing. I made a few calls to get some more information and thought I’d give it a go.”

“I couldn’t be happier. It was exactly what the boys needed. There were some very good signs.”

The Bushrangers, coached by Brad McManus, will be looking to defend the title they won last year against the best of Group 19 and Group 21.