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.
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.
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.
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”
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”
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. Continue reading “Mundine makes his mark at Brighton”
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.
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.
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.
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.