Ethan savours rewards of great season all round

FOURTEEN-year-old local junior Ethan Engels, playing his first season with the Old Beach Cricket Club (OBCC) in the   Kookaburra Southern Cricket Association, was given the prestigious honour of young cricketer of the year for the 2008/09 season. His season included such great individual efforts as 102 not out and 6/47 (including a hat-trick) against Rokeby in the fourth division. Continue reading “Ethan savours rewards of great season all round”

An athletic effort for Brighton Primary

APRIL was a fantastic month for Brighton Primary School with the school’s athletes performing brilliantly at the recent southern primary athletics carnivals.

The A team of 65 students competed against seven other southern schools and put in a fantastic late effort to win the carnival from Lauderdale and Howrah Primary Schools.  Students participated in the normal sprint events, field events such as long jump and vortex, and the traditional relay events. Continue reading “An athletic effort for Brighton Primary”

Cricket raises money for bushfire appeal


BRIGHTON Council hosted a Twenty/20 Cricket Bushfire appeal game at Pontville Park in March under lights.

Howzat ump?  Mayor Tony Foster in the thick of things
Howzat ump? Mayor Tony Foster in the thick of things

More than 500 people raised over $1400 to see local celebrities such as Mayor Tony Foster, Heath Macpherson and the talented Betty Stapenell lose by one run to the TCA
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Brighton gets active with government grant

BRIGHTON Council has received a grant of almost $35,000 from the State Government to deliver its Active Brighton! program across the municipality.

Labor MLC for Derwent, Michael Aird said Active Brighton! was addressing barriers to participation as outlined in the Brighton Council’s 2005 community survey.

Some of the municipality’s young Active Brighton! Program  participants with Labor MLC for Derwent, Michael Aird.
Some of the municipality’s young Active Brighton! Program participants with Labor MLC for Derwent, Michael Aird.

Mr Aird visited a group of young people involved an Active Brighton! program in conjunction with the Tassie Tigers Cricket team.

Brighton Street Cricket was held in Seymour Street among a crowd of enthusiastic young people, including members of the Tassie Tigers team.

“The Brighton area has produced some very good local and State cricketers over the years,” Mr Aird said.

“Luke Butterworth, a former student of Bridgewater High School, is a fine example of that talent.
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Yogi’s boxing classes are for all skill levels

YOGI’S Boxing Classes have begun at the Poultry Shed Pavilion (new shed just past the Pontville cricket and footy ovals).  The classes train four nights a week (Mondays to Thursdays), from 6pm – 7.30pm with children from 10 years old and upwards invited to join.  Younger children (10-16) can attend earlier classes on these days from 5-6pm.

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Hobart United fields strong teams this season

HOBART United Football Club, which is an incorporated not-for-profit organisation founded seven years ago, is going from strength to strength.

This year the club will field a number of teams: men’s div 1, men’s div 1 reserve, women’s div 2, boys under-13s [existing] and new in 2009 women’s div 1, youth under-18s and girls under-14s. Through football, renowned as ‘the world game’ (more commonly known as soccer), the club promotes friendship and builds racial harmony, peace and social integration across communities within Hobart and Brighton areas.

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Young PCYC stalwart’s efforts gain recognition

SAMANTHA Andrews, who was recently presented with the young citizen of the year award by Brighton Council, was proudly nominated for the award by one of her gym members.

Samantha is in Year 12 at Claremont College and was presented her award for her efforts in initiating, planning, organising and conducting gym sessions for women only at the PCYC at Bridgewater.

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