Green he may be but Riley’s on a roll

BY VAN RANSLEY*

RILEY Davie is proving that lawn bowls is certainly not just the province of senior citizens.

Riley began his association with bowls a couple of years ago when he and twin sister Grace tried barefoot bowls at the Brighton Bowls and Community Club.

While bowls wasn’t to be for Grace, Riley took to it like the proverbial ‘duck to water’ and hasn’t looked back.

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Riley Davie with his pop and mentor, Kevin Booth.

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Local duo boasts bowling arms state champions

By ROB MCGUIRE*

BRIGHTON Bowls and Community Club’s Geoff Munro and Kevin Booth are on top of the world following the recent Tasmanian Bowling Arms Pairs championship played in the north of the state mid last month.

Playing at Launceston’s Trevallyn Club, the final saw the two Brighton representatives take on local players, Joe Reissig and Ian Morley, who leapt to an eight-shot lead after just four ends.

Geoff Monroe left with bowls partner, Kevin Booth after winning the Tasmanian Bowling Arms Pairs Championship.
Geoff Monroe left with bowls partner, Kevin Booth after winning the Tasmanian Bowling Arms Pairs Championship.

However, Munro and Booth fought back to be in front after nine ends of the 15-end game. Continue reading “Local duo boasts bowling arms state champions”

A year of improvements for Brighton Football Club

By DARREN CLARK*

WITH so much happening at the Brighton Football Club it seems a good time to update the community.

It has been a busy few months since taking on the President role in November.

With only a couple of months away from the start of the season, the teams are looking forward to a few practice games to blow out the cobwebs.

Brighton Football Club office bearers, from left, Phil Dodge treasurer, Chris Goodluck, vice president, Darren Clark, president, Braden Howlett, vice president and Kelly Penman, secretary.
Brighton Football Club office bearers, from left, Phil Dodge treasurer, Chris Goodluck, vice president, Darren Clark, president, Braden Howlett, vice president and Kelly Penman, secretary.

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Joeys learn to HOP at Old Beach Scouts

By GWEN HARPER*

MOST adults will agree that children between five and seven years are pretty irresistible. It’s that wonderful age when kids wriggle and skip when they’re happy, when they stare at you with huge wondrous eyes and a grin full of teeny-tiny teeth.  For this age group, the world is exciting and everything new is to be explored and enjoyed.  Story-telling and singing is a normal part of everyday life; and (let’s face it, some pretty dodgy) craft-work is an immense source of pride.

A new Joey Scout is invested at a special ceremony to welcome them to the Scouting family
A new Joey Scout is invested at a special ceremony to welcome them to the Scouting family

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Children to benefit from sports shoes gift to PCYC

RECLINK has delivered more than 50 pairs of shoes to the Bridgewater PCYC which will go towards sport and recreation activities in the Brighton region.

State manager Richard Allanby was alerted to a shortage of footwear for people who accessed the PCYC and was delighted with the response when he asked for assistance from the Reclink community.

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PCYC volunteer Emma with Reclink’s state manager Richard Allanby.

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‘Mousey’ Jacobs takes on Thai champ

By ADRIAN LOVELL*

TAZZY-AZ crew will be the new fight promotion and management team to produce the next instalment of current boxing talent throughout Tasmania and will work alongside already established promoters from Victoria.  The team consists of Lyndon Hosking HP Promotion, which looks after the Maloney twins and Adam Wilcock who looks after Tasmania’s own Luke Jackson and Jayden Joseph.

Krystina (Mousey) Jacobs with Brighton Fighting and   Adrian Lovell of the Fitness Boxing Club
Krystina (Mousey) Jacobs with Brighton Fighting and Adrian Lovell of the Fitness Boxing Club

Krystina (Mousey) Jacobs, who the first-ever female professional boxer to come out of this state will take on Thailand’s Siriphon Chanbuala in her much-anticipated professional debut. Siriphon is an experienced campaigner and will be a tough test for Mousey’s first fight. Siriphon boasts a 12-win, six-loss and two-draw fight record to date. Continue reading “‘Mousey’ Jacobs takes on Thai champ”

Club season kicks off for all teams

 

By SCOTT ARNOLD*

THE Brighton District Cricket Club’s 2018-19 season finally kicks off with our Southern Cricket Association, men’s senior side, Cricket Tasmania’s Premier League (CTPL) 3rd grade side, and our CTPL Boys under-17s commencing preseason training August 1, 8-9:30am at the TCA Indoor nets. Our under-15 CTPL Boys start September 5, at the time and place. The Cricket Tasmania Premier League under-17 girls begin on September 12 also at the TCA nets 8-9:30am. All of the above will train at the TCA nets until early October. All Hobart Junior League sides will be notified regarding pre-season training requirements asap. Continue reading “Club season kicks off for all teams”

Old Beach looks forward to a strong season

 

By PHIL OWEN*

OLD Beach Cricket Club is looking forward to a successful 2018-19 season. This year’s committee is headed by chairman, Ross Wooldridge, assisted by treasurer Wendy Little, secretary Phil Owen and a committee of six.

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Sponsors’ day and games a great success

By PHIL OWEN*

SATURDAY February 17 was a great (and happy) day at the Old Beach Cricket Club. It was sponsors’ day, an occasion where club sponsors are invited to watch the game and to be waited on hand and foot by the club’s committee in appreciation of their support. The weather was kind and a full day of cricket was achieved.

The first-grade team played at home against Montagu Bay and recorded a great win chasing down 170 plus. The third-grade team played away and the team too recorded a strong win against New Norfolk batting second. The boys are up and about and both teams have a late in the season sniff of playing finals after a couple of early season loses.

Sponsors’ day also includes the annual gathering of life members and a chance to talk to current and former members.
Sponsors’ day also includes the annual gathering of life members and a chance to talk to current and former members.

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Gymnasts rack up success at recent events

 

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Men’s Artistic Gymnastics level 3-6 and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics, level 4.

HOBART Gymnastics Academy is delighted with the recent success of kits gymnasts at the Trampoline State Levels and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) / Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG) and Rhythmic Junior State championship.

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