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The Dukes of Playford on track for a great day

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The Dukes of Playford on track for a great day
Published 6 March 2018
Playford News competition winners Rob and Donna Duke nearly missed the main event at the Adelaide 500 after their babysitter called in sick on Sunday.

Playford News competition winners Rob and Donna Duke nearly missed the main event at the Adelaide 500 after their babysitter called in sick on Sunday.

Thankfully, the Playford residents made alternate arrangements and just got to the track in time for Race 2 of the V8 supercars.

“It’s been really fantastic, really enjoyed it. I already had a day with the daughter and here with the wife today – although I think she’s more interested in Robbie Williams! Anyway it’s something I probably wouldn’t have been able to budget for myself, so it’s great!” Rob said.

The Dukes won two four-day passes to the Adelaide 500 after subscribing to South Australia’s first dedicated Local Government news website, Playford News, and we caught up with them trackside for a chat.

“I’m really enjoying finding out about my region. There’s lots happening around the place so it’s a really good form of communication and really accessible too,” Rob said.

Rob who lives in Playford and plays lawn bowls for Playford Bowls Club said he is excited by all the changes and developments in Adelaide’s north.

“Some were predicting the sky was going to fall in after Holden (closed) and it didn’t! Now we’re all reading up about all the new developments taking place here - it’s really good, it’s thriving and it’s an opportunity for local people to be proud of Playford,” he said.

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