Sports complex up and running

THE new Brighton Regional Sports Pavilion, funded by a $6 million Federal Government grantwith support from the Brighton Council., was officially opened by Tasmanian Liberal Senator Claire Chandler

A NEW $6 million-plus, multi-purpose sports facility has opened at Pontville, and it promises to revitalise sport and recreation in the Brighton Municipality

The new Brighton Regional Sports Pavilion, funded by a $6 million Federal Government grant with support from the Brighton Council., was officially opened by Tasmanian Liberal Senator Claire Chandler 

Located between the two main ovals at Pontville, the pavilion provides headquarters for the local cricket and football clubs. It will become a high-standard regional hub for sporting and recreational activity, meeting the AFL-preferred facility guidelines for a regional facility and Cricket Tasmania’s guidelines for a premier facility.

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Foursomes’ fun tests the friendship

THE Tea Tree Golf Club recently held its Foursomes championship, one of our major competitions of the year played over 54 holes and two weekends. For those who do not play golf, Foursomes is a team golf competition format, in which a team is comprised of two golfers.

By MATT SHAW*

THE Tea Tree Golf Club recently held its Foursomes championship, one of our major competitions of the year played over 54 holes and two weekends. For those who do not play golf, Foursomes is a team golf competition format, in which a team is comprised of two golfers. 

Those two golfers alternate hitting the same golf ball until the ball is holed. Foursomes is a competition that can test friendships within the team and but often results in some hilarious stories.

The event attracted a large field and resulted in tight competition across two divisions. 

From left, Paul Howard Club president with Kyedon Grueber, Dylan Backhouse and David Manning,  Foursomes captain.
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Get your ticket to play sport

Under the 2020 Tasmanian Government’s Ticket to Play program, parents of eligible children can now apply for two vouchers of up to $I00 each to go towards the cost of sporting club membership.

THE Tasmanian Government is urging Brighton Municipality parents and carers to take part in its Ticket to Play sports voucher program. After a successful pilot program in 2019 and early in 2020, the Tasmanian Government has committed $1 million a year to Ticket to Play for a further four years.

Minister for Sport Jane Howlett said cost was one of the major barriers to children participating in organised sport. 

The key objective of Ticket to Play is to increase the number of young Tasmanians playing sport by addressing the cost barrier to joining a club.
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Medal winners our belles of the bowls

The Club’s AGM elected Doug Holloway, president; Elizabeth Downward, secretary; Tony Bartninkaitis, treasurer; Judy Holloway, David Holmes, Glenda Rubock, Louise Cooper, Simon Hartgrove, as board members. Keith Roberts has since re-joined the board.

THE Brighton Bowls & Community Club’s AGM was a fitting opportunity for members to recognise the outstanding achievement of the Division 5 ladies team.

Team members proudly received their Division 5 premiership medallions, Bowls Tasmania South perpetual trophy and premiership plaque from retiring president, Van Ransley, to acknowledge their success which was the Club’s only premiership for the season. As a result of the win, the team has been promoted to Division 4 for the coming season.

Special congratulations on the success of new bowlers Pat Seabourne in her first year and Elizabeth Downward in just her second.

Division 5 ladies from left, Pat Seabourne, Maz Wiltshire, Jeanette Holmes, Connie Gilmour, Elizabeth Downward, Di Higgins, Louise Cooper. Absent: Pat Mitchelmore and Lorna Silvestor.
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Ground broken for regional Sports Centre Facility

In welcoming the funding and the start of works, Mayor Foster said the redevelopment would provide modern, upgraded facilities for the Brighton Football and Cricket Clubs, and the wider community.

WORKS are about to start for the redevelopment of the Brighton Regional Sports Centre to create a new and improved sporting facility at Pontville.

Brighton Mayor Tony Foster was recently joined by council members and Liberal Senator for Tasmania Claire Chandler to officially break ground on the redevelopment.

Senator Chandler said the new facility would create a revitalised multi-purpose facility to cater for the needs of local sports clubs and the community and will provide a significant economic boost for the Brighton municipality and surrounding regions.

Brighton Mayor Tony Foster with Senator Claire Chandler and Council’s project engineer Anna Wilson.
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Green he may be but Riley’s on a roll

BY VAN RANSLEY*

RILEY Davie is proving that lawn bowls is certainly not just the province of senior citizens.

Riley began his association with bowls a couple of years ago when he and twin sister Grace tried barefoot bowls at the Brighton Bowls and Community Club.

While bowls wasn’t to be for Grace, Riley took to it like the proverbial ‘duck to water’ and hasn’t looked back.

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Riley Davie with his pop and mentor, Kevin Booth.

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Local duo boasts bowling arms state champions

By ROB MCGUIRE*

BRIGHTON Bowls and Community Club’s Geoff Munro and Kevin Booth are on top of the world following the recent Tasmanian Bowling Arms Pairs championship played in the north of the state mid last month.

Playing at Launceston’s Trevallyn Club, the final saw the two Brighton representatives take on local players, Joe Reissig and Ian Morley, who leapt to an eight-shot lead after just four ends.

Geoff Monroe left with bowls partner, Kevin Booth after winning the Tasmanian Bowling Arms Pairs Championship.
Geoff Monroe left with bowls partner, Kevin Booth after winning the Tasmanian Bowling Arms Pairs Championship.

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A year of improvements for Brighton Football Club

By DARREN CLARK*

WITH so much happening at the Brighton Football Club it seems a good time to update the community.

It has been a busy few months since taking on the President role in November.

With only a couple of months away from the start of the season, the teams are looking forward to a few practice games to blow out the cobwebs.

Brighton Football Club office bearers, from left, Phil Dodge treasurer, Chris Goodluck, vice president, Darren Clark, president, Braden Howlett, vice president and Kelly Penman, secretary.
Brighton Football Club office bearers, from left, Phil Dodge treasurer, Chris Goodluck, vice president, Darren Clark, president, Braden Howlett, vice president and Kelly Penman, secretary.

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Joeys learn to HOP at Old Beach Scouts

By GWEN HARPER*

MOST adults will agree that children between five and seven years are pretty irresistible. It’s that wonderful age when kids wriggle and skip when they’re happy, when they stare at you with huge wondrous eyes and a grin full of teeny-tiny teeth.  For this age group, the world is exciting and everything new is to be explored and enjoyed.  Story-telling and singing is a normal part of everyday life; and (let’s face it, some pretty dodgy) craft-work is an immense source of pride.

A new Joey Scout is invested at a special ceremony to welcome them to the Scouting family
A new Joey Scout is invested at a special ceremony to welcome them to the Scouting family

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Children to benefit from sports shoes gift to PCYC

RECLINK has delivered more than 50 pairs of shoes to the Bridgewater PCYC which will go towards sport and recreation activities in the Brighton region.

State manager Richard Allanby was alerted to a shortage of footwear for people who accessed the PCYC and was delighted with the response when he asked for assistance from the Reclink community.

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PCYC volunteer Emma with Reclink’s state manager Richard Allanby.

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