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Coasting : Issue 11 May 2010
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Fine lines, enlarged or clogged pores, mild acne and complexion issues, and a host of other skin problems can be treated with microdermabrasion. In addition, most patients experience dramatic improvements in the color, tone, and texture of treated areas. A8732739-6May Kicking back Jarrad McVeigh now lives just a drop punt from the Sydney Cricket Ground at Paddington, where he can ride his pushbike to training. During the AFL season, when the Swans have a bye, McVeigh often returns to the Central Coast to visit his parents and to catch up with old football mates at the Killarney Vale club. Among his favourite local haunts are: (1) Tuggerah Lakes Golf Club. "I love playing golf and having a few drinks at the club there," he said. (2) Shelly Beach. "My parents live on that beach. It's a good spot." (3) Terrigal Hotel. "It's always good to catch up with friends there." COASTING COVER STORY Bombers away McVeigh and his brother Mark got their start in footy playing Auskick (a modified form of Australian football for young children) for Killarney Vale Australian Football Club. "My father [Tony] coached Killarney Vale first grade for a while so we were always in and around the clubhouse there, and as soon as we were old enough we started playing Auskick at about five or six years old," McVeigh said. As they worked their way through the age groups with the Bombers [Mark is four years Jarrad's senior], the boys showed obvious potential. "When we got to about the under 11s or 12s, we went to play for Pennant Hills," McVeigh said. "Dad thought that if we kept playing on the Central Coast we wouldn't get noticed by the AFL scouts. He felt we had a better opportunity if we were playing in Sydney." Shifting the boys to play in Sydney was a big commitment. "We travelled three times a week to Sydney -- twice for training and then for the games at the weekends. And sometimes we'd be playing as far away as Penrith and Campbelltown," McVeigh said. On training nights, Tony and his wife Margaret would take turns waiting outside St Peter's College, at Tuggerah, to collect their boys from school and drive them to training. TEAM LEADER: Jarrad McVeigh says being voted by team-mates onto the club's leadership group in 2008 is one of the biggest honours of his career. Picture by Steve Christo. FAMILY: Jarrad (left) and Mark McVeigh, pictured at Forresters Beach in November, 2002, a week before the national draft that would see Jarrad join the Sydney Swans. Mark had led the way, being signed by Essendon four years earlier. HOME GROUND: Jarrad McVeigh now lives close to the Sydney Cricket Ground, at Paddington, and usually rides his pushbike to training. Picture by Tim Clayton. "We certainly covered a lot of miles, and without our parents' help we wouldn't be where we are today," McVeigh said. The move to Pennant Hills had exactly the effect that Tony had hoped for. The brothers were soon selected in Sydney and NSW representative teams. For his senior years at high school, Jarrad attended Erindale College, at Canberra, for its Talented Sports Program, and more representative honours followed against Victorian teams. Made his Mark McVeigh cannot pinpoint exactly when he realised that playing AFL could be a viable career option, but when Mark was signed by Essendon, it was also a defining moment for the younger brother. "My brother was drafted four years before me, so it really set in for me that I could make something from football," McVeigh said. The pair has always been close. "As kids we were always out in the back yard," McVeigh said. "We'd play footy at the weekend, then when we got home we'd go out the back and kick the footy around some more. "We loved it. We tried a range of sports, but we knew the one that was right for us. We were lucky enough to have a big backyard at Tumbi Umbi and I have no doubt that helped along the way." That's pressure You'd think that playing in front of a full house of screaming fans in a nail-biting AFL contest at the Sydney Cricket Ground would be enough to test anyone's nerve. But when Jarrad McVeigh wants to put himself under the pump he switches on the PlayStation. "We have quite a big group of us [Swans players] who get together m at someone's house to play tournaments," McVeigh said. "It's just a bit of banter between the boys, which is fun. The main game that we play is FIFA Soccer." s often "stressful times" en you're playing screen occer and you're behind the scoreboard and the clock is ticking. "We take it quite seriously," he laughed.
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