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Registration Details 2021

Newcastle City (Seniors) player registration is now open!

Open this article for more info and link to Registration Formmore

February 2021 Pre-season Training details

All Training 6pm-7:30pm at Pat Jordan Oval, Carrington
Women's Squad: Mondays and Wednesdays
Men's Squad: Tuesdays and Thursdays

All new players welcome!
Bring your own drink bottle (labelled) and running shoes. Football boots optional. COVID-safe check-in is required at each training session- via QR Code
Any last minute changes or cancellations will be posted on Team Facebook groups.more

Pre-Xmas Intro Training Sessions - Dec 2020

Please join us for a little pre-Christmas shake out and catch up before we break for holidays!
Men's and Women's squads
Tuesday 15th and Thursday 17th at 6 pm
Bar Beach Field (between Bar Beach Bowling Club and tennis courts)

We encourage all current and new players to come - bring joggers and swimmers. On Thursday after training we will head over to Bar Beach Bowlo for a BBQ and drink!more

Training Schedule Confirmed for February and March 2020

Training Schedule Confirmed for February and March 2020more

Pre Season Training 2020

Pre Season training is back! Night 1 is on Tuesday 14th January from 6:00pm at Kilgour Avenue, Bar Beach. Bring runners, footy boots and a mate.more

Register to Play in 2020

Newcastle City (Seniors) player registration is now open. Registering is essential but so are the payment of your playing fees! Simply registering does not mean you are available to play.more

Training Starts in 2019

Pre-season training started on Monday 14th January for the Newcastle City Blues AFC. Mens training is on each Tuesday and Thursday night at Pat Jordan Oval, Fitzroy Street, Carrington from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. Womens training is on each Monday and Wednesday at Connolly Park, Fitzroy Street, Carrington from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. All welcome!more

Training Kicks off for 2018

The Newcastle City Blues Australian Football Club have begun the defence of their Premierships in both Senior Mens and Womens AFL on Tuesday 13th November at Bar Beach.more

Summer Training November 2018

Newcastle City Australian Football Club welcomes all comers to attend summer training commencing Tuesday 13th November from 6:00pm. Mens and Womens players welcome each Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm - 7:15pm with 12 sessions leading into Christmas. Meet at Kilgour Avenue, behind the Bar Beach Bowling Club, bring boots, runners and a towel.more

Training at Waratah Park

The Newcastle City AFL Club will be training at Waratah Park, Young Street, Waratah during April 2018 from 6:00pm each Tuesday and Thursday. We expect to be back at No.1 Sportsground in May.more

Registration and Fees for 2018 Season

Registrations and transfers for the 2018 season are now open. For 2017 season players you will have received an email invitation, for new players, follow the steps on the attached pdf or follow the link on the right hand side of the website. If you are an existing player and have not received the email check TeamApp and the Facebook page for details.more

City Pre Season Training 2018 - Mens and Womens Squad

Newcastle City Blues AFC invite all interested players to attend pre season training for the up-coming 2018 season commencing on Tuesday 16th January. With the Hunter's premier AFL facility, Newcastle No.1 sports ground in cotton wool until after Easter the Blues will be training at various locations in the build up to the coming season. Waratah Park, Young Street, Waratah will host most sessions.more

Coaching Appointments 2018

It is with great pleasure the NCAFC announce the following coaching appointments for 2018. Senior Men: Tim Cotter, Reserves: Nathan Wilmott, Womens Coaches: Charlie Wornes & Shaun O'Leary.more

2017 Season

It has been a huge season for Newcastle City Australian Football Club, here are some highlights and an insight of what to be getting excited about for 2018.more

Newcastle City Australian Football Club 2017 AGM

The 134th annual general meeting for the Newcastle City Australian Football Club will be held on 29th October, 2017 in our clubrooms at No. 1 sports ground start at 10am.more

City's Night of Nights

Saturday night saw the Newcastle City annual presentation night and with a record number of teams playing in 2017 it was a great night at City sponsor Newcastle Racecourse.more

City AFL 9's Spring Competition

2017 Spring competition registration is now open.more

CIty Stars shine bright

Undefeated season finishes with the flag for the girls in 2017more

Fees for 2017 Season

Players wishing to pay their registration fees for 2017 are now invited to pay online. Our Club operates a no pay = no play policy; so to avoid disappointment please ensure you are financial come Round 1 on 1st April.more

Leadership Roles for Premier Division announced

Congratulations to Mitch Knight (Captain/Coach), Patrick Gillingham (Vice Captain) and Conor Haswell (Deputy Vice Captain) on your leadership roles with the Premier Division side for 2017.more

Register to Play in 2017

If you were a Newcastle City Blues player in 2016 you should have receive an email inviting you to register for the 2017 season. If you are a brand new player to the Club you can register via the link on the top right hand side of our website. Details for online payments for Club Fees will be up on our website and Facebook page shortly.more

Coaching Panel for 2017

Newcastle City is pleased to announce that all Coaching appointments have now been finalised. Mitch Knight and Tim Cotter will be leading the Premier Division squad in 2017, Darren Gilmour Black Diamond Plate (First Division) Coach, John Parker and Nathan Grabham will co-coach the 2nd Division side. Nathan Wilmott will lead the Blue Stars Womens side with Chaz Wornes coaching the Newcastle Novas.more

Social Events for 2017

The social events calendar for 2017 has now been released. We have our Dress as a team mate night, minute to win it, The Big Freeze and Ball, Race Night, Ladies Day, Presentation Night and the Xmas Party all in the mix. Click for full details.more

Newcastle City Womens Come and Try Day

Newcastle City Blues Womens are hosting a Come & Try day for anyone interested in playing AFL. All Women aged 16+ are welcome. If you have ever been interested in playing AFL or want to get fit and try a new sport come along and join in. Location: Behind Bar Beach Bowlo next to the Tennis Courts. Free BBQ & Bowls after @ the Bar Beach Bowlo.more

Training Update

45 City men and 30 women on the track tonight working on clearance skills, forward entries and defensive pressure. PinPoint took it a little easier on the squads tonight after a solid last few sessions. Looking forward to Thursday night with extra Premiership 17s joining us.more

Coaching Accreditation

Congratulations to senior co-coach Tim Cotter who has been awarded his Level 2 AFL coaching accreditation. Tim will be attending the 2017 AFL National Coaching Conference in Melbourne this weekend.more

City AFL 9's Summer Competition

VENUE CHANGE: Due to council closing National Park to regenerate the grass for winter the sporting season City AFL 9's Summer Comp has changed venues.more

BIG FREEZE - Newcastle

Friday night saw over 100 people come the the information night for BIG FREEZE - Newcastle at the Commonwealth Hotel.more


On behalf of the entire Newcastle City family, we would like to send our best wishes and thoughts to Nick Dempsey and his family, after he suffered a serious spinal injury at the weekend in Albury.

Wishing you a full and speedy recovery. We hope to see you fighting fit and healthy back in Newcastle one day soon.

Newcastle City Australian Football Clubmore

City AFL 9's

Summer Competition starts Friday January 27th.
Register your team today

City Pre-season 2017 - January block

Pre-season training details are now getting locked in. Men’s squads are to meet from Tuesday January 10th at Waratah Park at 5:45pm as we will train solidly for an hour then head across town to PinPoint for a 7:00pm session. For the Women’s squad please meet at PinPoint at 6:00pm on Tuesday.
Thursday both Mens & Womens squads at Waratah from 6pm - 7:30pm.more

Join Newcastle City 2017

Newcastle City are recruiting in 2017, all players welcomemore

The 12 Days of City Christmas!

We warmly welcome all new and existing City members (men and women) to join us for 12 x running, fitness and skills sessions starting on Tuesday 29th November and concluding on Saturday 24th December.more

NCAFC 2017 Committee

A very strong Newcastle City AFC 2017 committee takes shape. With a few more position to be filled and more announcements coming soon.more

Villager Property City AFL 9's Spring Competition

The 2016 Spring competition begins on Friday 21st October with record numbers.more

Newcastle City 2016 Club Awards

Newcastle City celebrated the 2016 season with their presentation night on Saturday 10th September.more

Presentation Night

Celebrate the 2016 Season on Saturday 10th September at Newcastle Jockey Clubmore

City take the flag in 2016

Saturday saw the Black Diamond Cup return to Newcastle City.more

Sunday Semi's

Ressies roll on, thirds bow outmore

Sunday Semi's

Ressies roll on, thirds bow outmore


City Night of Night 2016 Presentation Night will be held on Saturday 10th September at Newcastle Jockey Club.more

Elliott Davy Medal Night

Wednesday 24th August, 2016 at Belmont 16 footersmore

CIty AFL 9's Winter Invitational

The Winter Invitational is on Saturday 17th September at National Park No. 4.more

Semi-Final Saturday results

Great day for Newcastle Citymore

Round 17 Results

It was semi-finals for our Women's and Second div, Bluebirds has the week off after winning the minor premiership and Premier Div and First div finished the regular season with good wins.more

NCAFC Round 16 Results

Semi final this week for some and other next week. NCAFC are building for their final campaigns.more

Race Night

Another excileracing night of action held in the club rooms on Saturday night with the race action taken to a new level in 2016.more

Round 15 Results

Great results across the board this week as we edge closer to semi finals.more

Round 14 Results

Mixed results today as we went to Maitland to play Singleton and the Bluebirds took to the court against South Wallsend.more

Run against Violence

Newcastle City hosted the Run against violence team on Tuesday 12th July. It was a great night and a real eye opener about the prevelence of domestic violence in our community.more

Run against Violence 400m dash

The race that stopped training has been run and won but not without some amazing scenes at No. 1.more

City represent BDAFL

In the Inaugural BDAFL women team Newcastle City had six players take on ACT.more

'Run against violence'

This week the 'Run against violence' team visits Newcastle Citymore

Round 13 Results

With the rain around and the state of the ground on one game this round.more

Round 12 Results

We had a few wins, one by a forfeit, unfortunately the Blusters went down and the Birdbirds are on holidaysmore

BDAFL Women's Rep team

Newcastle City will have a number of representatives in the Inaugural women's BDAFL representative team.more

2016 NCAFC Major Raffle

Newcastle City Australian Football Club Major Raffle has been drawnmore

Round 10 Results

Newcastle City results from Soldier On Day Saturday 18th Junemore

Soldier On a huge success

Newcastle City raise almost $4000 for our wonder warriors.more

City connection at Championships

Newcastle City is well represented at the U/15's State Schoolboys championships in Albury this week.more

Long Weekend Fixtures

Newcastle City AFC will take on Cardiff on Saturday 11th June.more

NCAFC Round 8 Results

Results from Saturday 28th May.more

Indigenous Round

Newcastle City Indigenous Jersey now availablemore

NCAFC Round 7 Results

Great weekend for Newcastle City.more

City AFL 9's Winter Invitational

Sunday 12th June - Get your team together now!more

Courtney Knight

This weekend Courtney Knight plays in his 200th Senior game of football for the Newcastle City Blues.more

Villager Property

Meet out 2016 Sponsor - Villager Propertymore

2016 Newcastle City Club Raffle

Tickets go on sale Saturday (23rd April) for the Newcastle City 2016 club raffle.more

NCAFC Teams Round 7

Premier Division play their Round 7 fixture at 4pm Saturday at No. 1more

Round 3 Results

Great day out for Newcastle City in Round 3 at Warners Bay.more

NCAFC Round 3 teams

Women's Divisionmore

NCAFC Round 3 teams

Second Divisionmore

NCAFC Round 3 teams

First Divisionmore

NCAFC Round 3 teams

Premier Divisionmore

World's Greatest Shave

Newcastle City participated in the "World's Greatest Shave" held at the Commonwealth Hotel raising over $2000 for the Leukaemia Foundation.more


Saturday 9th April, 2016more


Saturday 9th April, 2016more


Saturday 9th April, 2016more


Saturday 9th April, 2016more

Round 2 Results

With teams heading to Nelson Bay and Singleton today we had some mixed results and a couple of massive wins.more

Round 1

The first week of the 2016 season is in the books. With some good results and Courtney Knight kicking his 800 goal.more

Blue is Red

Newcastle City's Meaghan MacDonald swaps the Navy Blue for the Women's Sydney Swans red.more

City take the title

Newcastle City Women the Bluestars have gone back to backmore

City AFL 9's Summer Comp 2016

GRAND FINALS have been played and we have our champions for 2016 Summer Competitionmore

City AFL 9's to play on the SCG

City AFL 9's have announce the team to play at Halftime of the Swans v Pies in Round 1 on the SCGmore

Lake Mac Private Hospital sign with City

Lake Macquarie Private Hospital has signed with City for 2016 to offer our players and members medical assistance when presenting at LMPH Emergence Department.more

Trial Game - Muswellbrook Invitational

Our Squad has been announced to travel to Muswellbrook for our first hitout in preparation for the 2016 season.more

Thursday Dinners

Thursday night $10 dinners at the Commonwealth Hotel begins Thursday 10th March.more

Season Launch

2016 Season Launch will be held at The Commonwealth Hotel on Saturday 12th March arriving at 7pm for a 7:30pm start.more

Pinpoint for City

Pinpoint Athlete partners with Newcastle City to take our training to a new level. PINPOINT are the Leaders in Athletic Profiling and Development.more

2016 Trial Matches

As the 2016 Season approaches our trial matches begin to take shape. Here are the fixtures set for this season.more

2016 NCAFC Golf Day

It is on again this year. Time of the annual Golf Day. This year is bigger and better than every before . . . Saturday 5th March at Nelson Bay Golf Course.more

City appoint Chaplain

The AFL has been very proactive with player welfare both on and off the field. Sports Chaplains have been identified having an essential role within a footy club with the AFL wanting a chaplain for each and every club.more

Player safety

One of the worlds leading Neuroclinical psychologists Dr. Andrew Gardner has joined Newcastle City for 2016.more

Newcastle City Coaching News

Newcastle City AFC appoint Football Manager for 2016more


Have a great Australia Day from Newcastle City AFCmore

2016 Events Calendar

Newcastle City Events Calendar is released for 2016more

Newcastle City AFC Cricket

PINK Stumps Daymore

City World's greatest Shave

Nathan Jones will be shaving his beard in support of Leukaemia on Sunday 10th April at Commonwealth Hotel.more

City AFL 9's Summer Competition

Under two weeks to go until City AFL 9's Summer Competition. Register now!more

Beyond the Boundary

Newcastle City Australian Football Club podcastmore

Training resumes

Newcastle City are back on the track for season 2016.more

2016 Player Availabilities

For season 2016 our process for players to inform the club of there availabilities has changed. We are now going to use Team App.more

True Blue in 2016

True Blue will come to you in 2016 as an e-news article to your email. If you would like to receive True Blue in 2016 please email club President Daniel Gardner to be added to the list

NSWACT Female Academy

For all the women who are interested in being a part of the NSW/ACT female football academy an information session will be held in Newcastle.more


Happy New Year to all our players, sponsors, members, supporters and all their family and friends.more

City AFL 9's Summer Competition

We are looking for businesses to partner with our Summer Comp for 2016.more

2015 Year review

It has been an excellent 2015 season both on and off the field. Here is a review of the year that was for Newcastle City AFC.more

Merry Christmas

Newcastle City AFC wish all player, members, sponsors and supporters a very Merry and Safe Christmas.more

Villager Property joins City

Villager Property partners with Newcastle City for the 2016 season. It is exciting to have Villager Property join us off the back of partnering with City AFL 9's Spring competition.more

Special General Meeting


2015 AGM Details


Training Change of Venue


Newcastle City to Host AFL 9's in 2015


Kenneth Dawes


Newcastle City Seeking Coaches for 2015


Grand Final Squads


Prelim Final Squads


Semi Final Squads.


BDAFL Finals Information


Squads for Round 17 2014


Squads for Round 16 2014


Squads for Round 15 2014


Squads for Round 14 2014


Squads for Round 13 2014

Sorry for any confusion - Final versionmore

Squads for Round 12 2014


Squads for Round 11 2014


Squads for Round 10 2014


Squad for Round 9 2014

Squad List for 2nd Div this weekend.

Thanks to all who responded. Due to BDAFL rules only 2 who played Div 1 last week can play in Div 2, Could the guys who missed out due to this rule make sure they come down to give the boys a hand.more

Squads for Round 8 2014


Coaching Announcement

The Newcastle City Football Club today announces that Courtney Knight will take over the position of Premier Division Coach for the remainder of the 2014 season, with Mitchell Knight as his assistant coach.more

Squads for Round 7 2014


Squads for Round 6 2014

Round 6 first home game of the season, try and make down to celebrate the first game back on home turf!more

Call to Blues Brothers

The time has finally come for our Mighty Blues to perform on our home turf.
So fitting that the opposition this week is Cardiff who always give us grief of some sort.

Of special note at this game will be the tribute to our dearly departed brother, Al Gleeson.more

Squads for Round 5 2014

Please note that 2nd division squad includes emergencies to be confirmed.more

Squads for Round 4 2014

Please find below team lists for this week. In case you have not caught the news, Lake Macquarie have moved back from Premier Division to 1st Division. As a result of this Premier Division have a Bye this week. ....more

Squads for Round 3 2014

Thanks to the emergencies and all who are helping out this weekend. However we are still looking for a few helpers. Please advise John on 0417 465 770 if you are able to help out.more

Connection Initiative

Welcome to Season 2014!

This year we are starting a new initiative to help enhance the connections within our Newcastle City Blues Community. One of the great strengths of our football club is the employment and business opportunities it provides through our network of players, families and volunteers.more

Squads for Round 2 2014


Squads for Round 1 2014

Gday All, Please find attached squads for round 1. If you have not been included on a sheet and you had responded, please contact John on 0417 465 770. (There may be an issue with some imessage users)more

2014 Players Handbook

Attached is the 2014 Club Handbook - Please review / print for all information for the 2014 season.

Banking Details for Regos
Contact Details
Full Draws etc. etc.more

Intra Club Trial Match

Our final warmup for the 2014 season will be at Hawkins Oval Saturday Afternoon. Be there at 1.30 for a 2.30 startmore

Blues Brothers AGM

This coming Saturday 22nd March at 1300 hrs, the City Blues Brothers AGM will be held at The Premier Hotel.
There are several of us with a cunning plan to get there early & have lunch & a couple of ales.
Please feel free to join us & make the afternoon as much fun as possible.

See you there,

Jack De Gilio.more

Squad Details for Trial Matches This Sunday


Trial Match Details

NCAFC vs Pennant Hills Trial Matches - Sunday 16th March

Dick Burwell Oval, Nelson Bay Rd.

Match 1 = U19/Div2/Div1 - 12:30pm start.
Match 2 = Premier Division - 3:00pm start.

See more....more

Al Gleeson - Funeral Details

Please find attached email from Woody with the details of Al Gleeson's funeral.more

Al Gleeson - Jude Neighbour remembers


Further thoughts on Al Gleeson

Thank you to all the Blues in the outpouring of grief in relation to Big Al's passing. We will be posting all information sent though. Please see below David "Bruno" Slaven's reminiscencesmore

Vale Al Gleeson

It is with great sadness that we hear of the news of the passing of club legend Al Gleeson. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of his family and friends. Big Al was a huge part of our club and will be deeply missed. Al is pictured here presenting the reserve grade B&F award, named in his honour, to Owen Dawes

Bruce McQualter has provided us with some of his thoughts about Big Almore

Massive Update 02/02/2014

Please see below major update.more

Website currently being updated

Keep an eye out for all the new information. Some menus will changemore

2014 Pre Season Training Details

Training for 2014 will commence on the following date and time

Date: Tuesday 14th January
Time: 6.00pm – 7.30pm (Please note training will start at 6.00pm sharp and finish at 7.30pm)
Location: Pat Jordan Oval, Carrington
Gear: Newcastle City Singlet/jumper, Running shoes and bootsmore

Training update and Xmas Drinks

Due to circumstances beyond our control, there will be no formal training between now and the New Year. If any of the guys are keen for a get together and a run, please liaise between yourselves. Xmas Drinks are at the Carrington Bowling Club this Friday, 13/12 at 6pm. We look forward to seeing as many of you for a quiet beer or 2 to bring to the end our celebrations of our 130th anniversary yearmore

2014 Coaches and Training Commencement

Newcastle City are pleased to announce our 2014 coaches.
Premier Division – Craig Hewat
Division 1 – Nathan Willmont
Division 2 – Matt Bear
Training will re-commence in the new year.more

2014 Committee

Congratulations and thanks to the 2014 committee as voted at yesterday's AGMmore

Reminder - Annual General Meeting

As announced at the presentation night the AGM will be held at the clubrooms at Number 1 Friday 25th October at 7pm. As always we are looking for more committee members to assist with the management of the club.more

2014 Coaches Expressions of Interest

The Newcastle City Australian Football Club is calling for expressions of interest for senior coaches for First Grade, Reserve Grade and Third Grade teams for the 2014 season.more

Newcastle City 2013 Awards

The highlights of our awards night, which was held on Friday 13 September 2013 at Wests Mayfield, were first season Blue Andrew Willmot picking up the Steve Wilmott Best & Fairest for First grade and sharing in the Players' Player award with Josh Avis, John Janczuk receiving the Col Neighbour award for services to the club and Ryan Davies named Clubperson of the Year. See more for all awards.....more

Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad

HUGE congrats Firsts and Thirds on their great flag victories Saturday. Dominating, convincing wins both! Five from the last six for Firsts is a fantastic achievement reminiscent of the halcyon days of the 60s and 70s. A class act. The Thirds going from wooden spoon to premiers in one season - incredible turnaround. Not to forget our Ressies who were gallant in defeat. BDAFL website has details.more

Information from BDAFL re Grand Final


Supporters Gear Available on Saturday

Havent got enough Navy Blue for 3 grand finals we have the following gear available for sale on Saturday - Please see Debra Holmquest (will be around the clubrooms)more

Grand Final Squads

Congratulations to all that have been selected. To the guys who were not selected, you have been and continue to be part of the club and the teammore

It's Navy Blue Finals Time!!

Here we are at the business end of the season with all three Blues teams playing finals footy. A great credit to our players, coaches and volunteer support staff for a wonderful season so far. So boys, give your all for yourselves, your teammates, your coaches and your club, leave nothing on the park and good luck!!
Starts with Firsts 2.30 pm at No 1 this Saturday.
GO BLUES!!more

Support Our Sponsors Who Support Us!!

Do you know you can get to our sponsors websites and find out what they have to offer by clicking on the links on our webpage?

All our sponsors offer great products and services, so give them a try - mention our Club when you do and you'll be well looked after.more

Squads for 20/07/2013


BDAFL Code of Conduct

Please find attached link to the BDAFL code of conduct. The NCAFC supports the Code of Conduct and remind all players to review the requirements of the code.more

Blues Down To Earth BUT Thirds Success!

Firsts & Ressies had unexpected defeats last Sunday but the highlight of the weekend was the Thirds climbing to the top of their table with a big win. Well done to the coaches (Irish & Willy) and players on a great result. How things have changed from 2012 for the Thirds "experiment".

Looking for all teams to get up at home this weekend with wins against Lake Mac and Maitland. Go Blues!more

NEAFL Game this Saturday @ Number 1

Number 1 Oval hosts the NEAFL match between Sydney Swans Reserves and Eastlake (ACT) at 12 noon. 10 players from the BDAFL have been selected including Newcastle City’s Jacob Dawes and Josh Avis.
Free Entry and Parkingmore

130th Anniversary Dinner & 2003 Reunion

We're celebrating our 130th anniversary with a dinner function at Wests Mayfield on Saturday 22 June 2013. The function will follow a big day of footy at No 1 when we play our arch-rivals Cardiff for the Richter-Marlborough Trophy. Contact Shaun "Irish" O'Leary or visit our Facebook page for details and to book your tickets. Tickets are $90 each, all inclusive (meal, drinks & entertainment).more

Four Senior Teams?

With our player numbers continuing to grow with the success of our Thirds, we may need to look at a fourth team for 2014? Takes a lot of organising with extra players, coaches, team manager, club umpire, trainer, equipment, etc. What do you think?

Let us know via our Twitter or Facebook.more

What a magnificent day of football yesterday

3 convincing wins and a great feel around the club just added to the occasion.
With 3 wins for a total of – 51.57.363 to 17.8.110 and put all teams 2nd on the ladder
A day like yesterday does not just happen; it takes all members being involved in the club and assisting in the running of the day.
On behalf of the committee, I wish to thank everyone involved in making yesterday such a great day.more

Updated Social Calendar Detail

Check the link above for some updated details of social events for 2013.more

Link to BDAFL ground location page

See attached link for ground locations.more

2013 Player Handbook

Attached is 2013 player handbook. Copies will be given out at training this week but PDF copy attached to this postmore
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