Tough day at office for under 18s and reserves finals

By LEESA SHAW*

AT the recent  Southern Football League grand final day  Brighton had both its under 18s and Reserves teams facing off against teams from Claremont in what we knew was going to be some tough football.

The under 18s got off to a nervous start, despite some great play by Jakob Best, Mithcell Jakubiszyn, Jeremy Trinder, Ryan Jones and Jordan Percey, they went down 16.6.102 – 6.9.45. Continue reading “Tough day at office for under 18s and reserves finals”

New club bowls patrons over

By VAN RANSLEY

A COOL drizzly Sunday didn’t deter more than 50 bowlers and spectators witnessing the official opening of the 2016/2017 bowls season on the Brighton Bowls and Community Club’s artificial surface in September.

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Max Tonks puts down the first bowl of what promises to be a very positive season.

We invited popular couple Jan and Max Tonks to put down the season’s first official kitty and bowl respectively, after which bowlers enjoyed 10 ends of social bowls, followed by a barbecue lunch Continue reading “New club bowls patrons over”

Champion boxer motivates Robins get over the line

By LEESA SHAW*

BRIGHTON Robins played New Norfolk Eagles at home in round 9 and we knew it was going to be a tough game as we hadn’t beaten them in 16 years.

As luck would happen, legendary champion boxer Anthony Mundine coincidentally spent the day with the Brighton Tigers Boxing Club and with only a small amount of organising, club president Peter Spotswood was able to secure Anthony to come and give a short talk to our players before the game.  We would like to thank the boxing club and Anthony for spending this time with our team as we came away victorious on the day. Continue reading “Champion boxer motivates Robins get over the line”

Mundine makes his mark at Brighton

By ADRIAN LOVELL*

THE three-time former world champ Anthony ‘the man’ Mundine was a special  guest at the Brighton Boxing club early last month thanks to Grant (Tassie) Brown.

It was inspiring for so   many boxers and the local community, and even getting the Brighton Footy Club to a  great win over New Norfolk with his words of wisdom just moments before they took to the field to defeat Mathew Smith’s red,white and black army.Adrian Lovell, right, with the great world champion boxer, Anthony Mundine Continue reading “Mundine makes his mark at Brighton”

Young ones star in recent State harness racing series

THE Brighton community is fortunate to have one of the best horse training facilities in the State, therefore it’s little wonder that  half of the young harness drivers selected in the recent Youngbloods Series live in Brighton and use this great facility.

The series is open to all drivers statewide under 23, with southern participants Nick Brockman, Dylan Ford, Samantha Gangell, Justin Howlett and Matthew Howlett  all of whom were selected on their performances over the past 12 months. Continue reading “Young ones star in recent State harness racing series”

Alice race walks her way into history

BRIGHTON’S 16-year-old Alice Randall has literally walked her way into race walking history. After coming third in the national race walking championships in Canberra recently, Alice has returned to discover she is now ranked fourth in the world in her age group over three kilometres.

Sixteen-year-old Alice Randall is really going places.
Sixteen-year-old Alice Randall is really going places.

“It is so crazy, I’m really happy and surprised,” Alice said on her return. Continue reading “Alice race walks her way into history”

Footy club looks forward to 2016 season

By LEESA SHAW*

THE Brighton Robins are welcoming everyone to the 2016 Southern Football League season.

It’s been a busy off season in the Robins Nest as we look to continue the improvement shown by the club over the past few seasons.  This year we welcome several new faces to the club’s committee: president, Peter Spotswood; vice president, Phil Dodge; secretary,  Leesa Shaw; function coordinator, Leanne Spotswood. We also have many familiar faces returning for another year: vice president, Chris Goodluck; treasurer, Garry Arnold; committee members,Bronwyn Young and Brendan Parker

Over the past few months the club has hosted many events, weddings, birthdays and school functions.  If you are looking for a venue in the Brighton area, contact us and talk to our friendly staff about what we can do for you.

This season has also seen the introduction of Thursday night meals, come down and support the club and take up the offer of our great value $10 meals. Continue reading “Footy club looks forward to 2016 season”

Brighton’s junior citizen aims high at outrigger canoeing

FORMER Brighton Council junior citizen of the year, Brody Wylie has gained selection in the Australian team to compete at the Vaa World Sprint Championships in outrigger canoeing.

The World Championships are the highest level of competition that can be reached for outrigger canoeing.  They are held every two years and this year are being held  next month in Queensland on the Sunshine Coast.

Former Brighton Council junior citizen of the year, Brody Wylie has been selected in the Australian team to compete at the World Sprint Championships in outrigger canoeing.

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Chloe’s fitness focus becomes reality

LOCAL woman, Chloe Eiszele decided to get into the fitness industry because it has been a long-held passion.

Growing up, she had always played netball and basketball, and been encouraged to eat healthy foods and live a healthy lifestyle.

Chloe Eiszele decided to get into the fitness industry because of a long-held passion.

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