Gymnasts rack up success at recent events


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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Cricket starts with a blast for Eagles cricket club



MILO T20 ‘blast’ hits Pontville, starting on Wednesday October 25, from 4.30 to 6pm. Brighton Eagles Cricket club hosts the increasingly popular T20 blast for kids aged 7 – 12 years old. It is played in a fun and safe environment for children who have basic cricket skills. Games last up to 90 minutes with all equipment supplied, including soft balls. The events are facilitated by accredited coaches. This eight-week program has an exciting atmosphere complete with music and dancing just like the KFC big bash league. All children get to bat, bowl and field and all games are played at Pontville. Mixed teams are also available and we are inclusive of children with a disability.  Continue reading “Cricket starts with a blast for Eagles cricket club”

Old Beach still looking to set up girls’ team in cricket competition


COME on girls, the old Beach Cricket Club really, really needs you!  We are still putting out a call for girls wanting to have healthy outdoor fun while playing cricket in the Old Beach area. We are seeking to give girls between the ages of 10-13-years-old an opportunity to play cricket in the Hurricanes Under-14 girls league but time is running out!

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Cricket club makes pitch for girls’ team


OLD Beach Cricket Club is working towards introducing a girl’s cricket team into the Club this coming 2017/18 season.

In preliminary talks with Mia Blignaut, who is cricket promotions officer for Cricket Tasmania, the club will be aiming to field a team in a female under-14 roster. The modified format of the game in this roster is seven a-side, T20 games on a Tuesday afternoon, playing on 16 metre pitches, with every player getting to bowl and to bat. Cricket Tasmania has a three to five-year plan to grow the female pathway from under-14, under-15 to a female under-17 youth division and who knows where that might lead to? Our girls can ‘dare to dream’.

HOBART, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 22:  during the Hurricanes Girls Leaguw U14 match on November 22, 2016 in Hobart, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso - CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)
HOBART, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 22: during the Hurricanes Girls League U14 match on November 22, 2016 in Hobart, Australia. (Photo by Robert Prezioso – CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

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PCYC Judo grows in numbers and competition success


THIS year has been a busy one for Bridgewater PCYC Judo Club. We have a large increase in numbers which now means we run three classes on Monday nights.  Beginners 1 is for our new little ones five years to seven or eight years, followed by beginners 2 for our eight-year-olds to 11 to 12-years-old followed by our intermediate class. Our Thursday night is also running for older Judoka.

Two of our members, Zack Moody from Gagebrook and Joshua Smith from Bridgewater have been training hard at club level and state level and attending every required training session for selection into the Tasmanian Judo team competing on the Gold Coast over the June long weekend.

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Gymnasts take top spots in tumbling discipline


THE Tasmanian Senior Gymnastics State championships which took place in southern Tasmania early last month included the full range of gymnastics disciplines such as women’s and men’s gymnastics, trampoline, tumbling and rhythmic (ribbon, ball and hoop).

Hobart Gymnastics Academy entered an increased number of participants in each discipline from previous years and it was fantastic to see our higher level gymnasts showcasing their skills.

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Tough day at office for under 18s and reserves finals


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


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.

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

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Champion boxer motivates Robins get over the line


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


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”