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Helliar headlines Playford Palace
ONE of Australia's most recognisable co-
medians will headline the Playford Palace
when the north's version of the Adelaide
Fringe Festival rolls into town in February.
Peter Helliar, a co-host of Channel 10 pro-
gram The Project and popular television and
radio star, will perform at the Shedley The-
atre in Elizabeth as part of the Playford Palace
Playford Mayor Glenn Docherty said coun-
cil was thrilled to bring Mr Helliar to Play-
ford, following on from the success of last
year's event in which fellow radio and tele-
vision funny man Dave Hughes took to the
"From our TV screens to the Shedley stage,
Peter Helliar is sure to be a hit amongst a
northern audience," he said.
"We want to continue to provide our com-
munity with the opportunity to experience the
Adelaide Fringe closer to home by bringing
big names to Playford."
Prince George Plaza will for the first time
host the three-day event, with the program
jam-packed with free and affordable enter-
tainment for community members.
Bamboozled Productions will add free
festivities to the event, with a pop-up venue
known as 'The Rastelli' set to host many ex-
citing performances across a wide range of
Playford Palace will open on Friday, Febru-
ary 23, and conclude on Sunday, February 25.
Full program details are yet to be
confirmed, but to stay up to date visit play-
QUEENSLANDER Jason Kubler has had
a week to remember, taking out the final of
the inaugural City of Playford Tennis Inter-
national just hours after receiving the news
he'd received a wildcard into the Australian
In Sunday's final, Kubler defeated Cana-
dian Brayden Schnur 6-4, 6-2 on the way to
becoming the first men's singles champion at
the new tournament.
The 24-year-old showed great form all
week, failing to drop a single set on his way
After the final, Kubler said he "enjoyed"
his time in Playford and felt the week-long
tournament was a necessary stepping-stone
on the path to bigger things for him in 2018.
"It's been a great week here in Playford,
I'd never been here before and I've really en-
joyed my time at this tournament," he said.
"Winning this tournament should real-
ly consolidate my ranking as I continue
"My aim from here is to push on to other
tournaments and really crack the European
and US tours in the lead-up to the other three
grand slams of the year, where you really
want to test yourself."
Kubler, a former world number-one junior
player, will now begin preparation for the
Australian Open, in Melbourne, beginning
on January 15, with a hope of further climb-
ing the rankings after a few injury-riddled
On the women's side of the draw, Victori-
an Zoe Hives became the tournament's first
women's champion after a gruelling two
hour and 41 minute marathon match with fel-
low Aussie Alexandra Bozovic.
Hives, 21, took the first set 6-4 before Bo-
zovic fought back to take a tight second set
A tie-break was required to split the pair in
the third, with Hives coming out on top 7-4
in the decider to secure victory.
"It's been such a strong tournament and
just a really great experience for me," Hives
"The fact that I won it...it hasn't, really,
sunk in yet."
Hives was full of praise for Playford Coun-
cil's new $8.9 million tennis centre, which
hosted tournament players from all over the
world throughout the week.
"The courts are really nice here," she said.
"It's always good to have a hit on some of
the newer facilities and the clubhouse here
is also really great. I've certainly played at
Kubler wins inaugural
Zoe Hives poses with her women's singles title
trophy alongside Playford Mayor Glenn Docherty.
PHOTOS: Tom Staggard
Jason Kubler won
the men's singles
title at the City of
Calyun building a
CHRISTOPHER Calyun has never let his
tough upbringing stop him from achieving
anything and now, with the help of Munno
Para's Stretton Centre, he hopes to provide
inspiration to the indigenous youth in the
Mr Calyun moved to Adelaide's
north, as a seven-year-old,
from Western Australia af-
ter his family was faced
with a variety of personal
Since the move, Mr Calyun
has been an advocate for representing the
Aboriginal youth community and has as-
sisted many young Aboriginal people with
problems over the years.
"I've worked as an Aboriginal commu-
nity education officer for around 15 years,
and from that I've worked for the Aus-
tralian Red Cross helping young indige-
nous guys in the justice programs," Mr
His passion for Aboriginal youth led him
to create the Bruthahood Family clothing la-
bel, which aims to help young people iden-
tify with their indigenous roots and develop
positive connections within the local com-
"The Bruthahood Family started in May
last year, but it has been a dream of mine for
around about 10 years," he said.
"(It) celebrates us as an Aboriginal busi-
ness and shows all of our Aboriginal chil-
dren that if you work hard you can strive for
something and be better in life."
Last month, Mr Calyun's grand vision
came one step closer to becoming a reali-
ty after he, along with Brett Freeman from
Brett Freeman Marketing, were announced
as joint winners of the 2017 Northern Ade-
laide Entrepreneur Scholarship.
As part of the scholarship, both men will
receive $3000 of branding support from
Renewal SA, a position in Business SA's
SAYES mentoring program, and a full
year's worth of co-working support based at
the Stretton Centre.
Mr Calyun said he hopes to create,
with the Stretton Centre's help, a suc-
cessful clothing brand that will help
young people feel confident in them-
selves and inspire them to be the best they
"It's more than just clothes, we want to
bring people together and build positive
relationships throughout the community so
that people will start to open up to each oth-
er," he said.
"It's not like Nike, where you see it and
it's just a brand, I want people to see our
logo on someone's shirt and think 'that's
my brother, I can speak to them'."
Mr Calyun also hopes to establish proj-
ects throughout the northern area to work
in schools and help promote empowerment
to both indigenous and non-indigenous
Small business owner Christopher Calyun hopes
his Bruthahood Family clothing label can help
create a positive impact for indigenous youth in the
PHOTO: Tom Staggard
(It) celebrates us as an
and shows all of our Aboriginal
children that if you work hard you
can strive for something and be
better in life.
- CHRISTOPHER CALYUN
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