NOVA 96.9 newsreader Matt de Groot, who made his debut on 104.1 CHY FM, returns to Coffs Harbor to play in the local John Townsend Trophy competition with his parents, Rob and Gail and brother Ben.

YOUTH Community radio station 104.1 CHY FM will host its first John Townsend Golf Classic fundraiser on Friday October 7th at Coffs Harbor Golf Club.

The competition is an 18-hole Ambrose for the John Townsend Trophy.

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“There will also be closest to the pin, longest drive and putting contests with prizes up for grabs,” station manager Angie Vaughan told News Of The Area.

NOVA 96.9 newsreader Matt de Groot, who made his debut on 104.1 CHY FM, returns to Coffs Harbor to play in the competition with his parents, Rob and Gail, and brother Ben.

Breakfast newsreader for the Fitzy & Wippa Breakfast Show on NOVA 96.9 Sydney and 104.1 CHY FM Patron, Matt, is a bit of a golf enthusiast, revealing: ‘I spent a year touring the states United as a caddy for my younger sister, Emma. . . she fired me.

Undeterred, Matt likes to get out and play golf as often as possible.

With Matt’s entire family all golfers, it didn’t take long to convince them to team up with him to compete in this inaugural event.

At the end of the day, Matt will present the awards and prizes and hold an auction.

Some of the teams already registered are from Guzman Y Gomez (the main sponsor of the event), The Dental Centre, Signarama, C.ex, Paul Crane Lawyers and Martin Design Plus.

“The funds raised will go towards the operation, development and training of the station.

“104.1 CHY FM is a fully independent, non-profit community radio station that is powered by the goodwill, hard work, passion and dedication of our volunteers and staff and the generosity of subscribers, donors and sponsors,” said Angie.

The station prides itself on providing industry-focused training and mentoring for those interested in broadcasting. 104.1 CHY FM has undergone a major upgrade and now features the same broadcast system and studio equipment as Austereo and NOVA, providing young on-air volunteers with real-world experience and opportunities.

“104.1 CHY FM is where I got my start in broadcasting,” Matt said. “From not knowing what I wanted to do when I was in high school to now having the dream job of my life – I owe it all to 104.1 CHY FM.”

The John Townsend Classic Golf Classic is named for the resort’s founder, the late Salvation Army officer John Townsend, who saw the need for appropriate opportunities and activities to help develop the skills of life and commitment of young people in the region and give them a voice in their community. .

Places are limited and there are only a few places left for businesses or golf groups to get involved.

There are a range of subscription levels – many come with sponsorship (advertising) packages. “So get your team of four together and sign up,” Angie said.

For more information and to register, send an email to [email protected]

By Andrea FERRARI