TRAVELLING NORTH: Daily Examiner sports editor Bill North has arrived from Dubbo via South America. Photo: Adam Hourigan
TRAVELLING NORTH: Daily Examiner sports editor Bill North has arrived from Dubbo via South America. Photo: Adam Hourigan

New face for DEX

AFTER a few months travelling in South America, DEX's new sports editor Bill North is going to make Grafton home.

Dubbo born and bred, Bill started at DEX yesterday and said he was looking forward to not only writing about the Clarence Valley's sporting exploits, but also participating.

"I'm keenly hunting around for a cricket team to join," he said.

In terms of the skills he will bring to the pitch, 32-year-old Bill said he was a middle order batsman capable of bowling the odd slow ball.

The list of other sporting endeavours he undertakes is pretty long.

"I've always been into my cricket and soccer, I played rugby in my younger days before succumbing to too many injuries, I like a bit of golf and I'm looking forward to fine tuning my surfing skills now I live so close to the coast."

He also plays bridge.

"I like cards in all forms and bridge is the ultimate card game - and it's good for your brain," Bill said.

With experience in print media and as a television news anchorman, DEX's newest addition is looking forward to shaking up the back page.

Bill started his career at The Dubbo Daily Liberal before moving to Prime 7 news to work as a television sports journalist and bulletin presenter.

"Dubbo was a good place to grow up and it's probably a bit like the Clarence Valley in that sport is a major part of the community and the place's social fabric," he said.

To have a chat with Bill, tell him a story or invite him to join your cricket team, phone him on 6643 0574.



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