Champion boxer motivates Robins get over the line

By LEESA SHAW*

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”

Local government takes a stand on pokies

By TONY FOSTER AM OAM JP

Mayor

THE July general meeting of the Local Government Association of Tasmania supported Brighton’s motion to lobby Parliament to expand the terms of reference of the proposed Joint Select Committee Review into gaming in Tasmania to consider banning electronic gaming machines outside the State’s two casinos. Continue reading “Local government takes a stand on pokies”

Mundine makes his mark at Brighton

By ADRIAN LOVELL*

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”

JRLF students nominated for state training awards

FOUR Year 11 and 12 students from Jordan River Senior School, have been proudly nominated for the Tasmanian Training Awards for 2016.

The awards are conducted annually by Skills Tasmania. The Awards recognise the achievements of apprentices, trainees and vocational students who strive for the highest standards of knowledge and skills within their industry. Continue reading “JRLF students nominated for state training awards”

Residents urged to have say on Dollery Park

BRIGHTON Council is currently considering options for implementing the former Brighton Army Camp Master Plan.Dollery

The Master Plan includes land from Brighton Main Road and the Remembrance Park back to and including the former Army Camp hospital building. It is hoped the former Hospital Building could be redeveloped for a range of community purposes. Continue reading “Residents urged to have say on Dollery Park”

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”

Groups come together to fix school’s Aboriginal wall

By DANIELLE MARKS

GAGEBROOK Primary School, local volunteers and community members in partnership with Red Cross banded together recently to restore the school’s Aboriginal wall to its original state. The project, as part of national Reconciliation Week, was undertaken to save the wall from further disrepair, and with respect to the Aboriginal knowledge, history and Aboriginal elders. The mural was painted by artist Tina Burton 18 years ago.

The wall after the makeover.
The wall after the makeover.
The wall before the transformation.
The wall looking quite ‘sad’ before the beautiful transformation.

Continue reading “Groups come together to fix school’s Aboriginal wall”

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”