Thornhill: the local band going from strength to strength

LAST Thursday night, Thornhill opened for one of their idols.

“Playing with Architects was absolutely amazing, I mean, we’ve been listening to them since we were kids.” said Jacob Charlton, the bands’ frontman.

“We had already bought tickets to the show before we got the call.”

“My whole memory of it is just a blur.”

Whilst by no means a fully mainstream affair, metalcore, which combines elements of heavy metal with hardcore punk, is one of the strongest and most vibrant music scenes in Australia.

It regularly storms the charts and can be found adorning the walls and occupying speakers of many a teenage bedroom. Names like Parkway Drive, Northlane and Architects are heroes to many, including local group Thornhill.

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Melbourne player gives back to community with new footy program for girls

KATHERINE Smith is helping young girls kick goals.

An already notable individual in the world of women’s football, having played for the Melbourne Demons in the AFL Womens, Ms Smith is now lending her expertise to primary and early high school aged girls through a brand new organisation, Girls Footy Australia.

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AFL W pay unfair, says online activists

PAY  packages for women playing in the inaugural AFL Women’s season are still under debate  just a few months from the beginning of the season.

Currently, each player will receive $5000 for the eight week season, in a package that does not include private health insurance or football boots.

Online activists, most notably the group Boots Off, criticises the AFL for providing what they see as unfair contracts. The campaign encourages people to take a photo of their bare feet, in solidarity with players.

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