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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Basketball tournament proves success for young and old

By JAYDEN THORTON

IN SEPTEMBER, Bridgewater PCYC, supported by Smart City Hobart and SeaFM, hosted a three-on-three basketball tournament.

The tournament has been in planning by Smart City and PCYC for a few months and was a massive success on the night with the attendance of more than 70 people. Continue reading “Basketball tournament proves success for young and old”

Brighton club’s new artificial green officially launched

By VAN RANSLEY

ALMOST 100 members and guests witnessed Rene Hidding, Minister for Police and Emergency Management and Infrastructure, deliver the first official bowl on the Brighton Bowls & Community Club’s new artificial green, after declaring it officially open on late last month.

Minister for Police and Emergency Management and Infrastructure Rene Hidding officially launches the new artificial green for the Brighton Bowls and Community Centre.

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Baskerville signs major sponsor agreement

THE iconic Baskerville Raceway in Old Beach has secured a naming sponsor partnership for the first time in over 30 years, officially making the much-loved track the Pepsi Max Baskerville Raceway.

Working closely with Schweppes Australia, the management body of Baskerville, Motorsports Tasmania, agreed to a five year commercial partnership, granting the company supply rights for both the Baskerville and Symmons Plans Raceway. Continue reading “Baskerville signs major sponsor agreement”