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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‘Mousey’ Jacobs takes on Thai champ

By ADRIAN LOVELL*

TAZZY-AZ crew will be the new fight promotion and management team to produce the next instalment of current boxing talent throughout Tasmania and will work alongside already established promoters from Victoria.  The team consists of Lyndon Hosking HP Promotion, which looks after the Maloney twins and Adam Wilcock who looks after Tasmania’s own Luke Jackson and Jayden Joseph.

Krystina (Mousey) Jacobs with Brighton Fighting and   Adrian Lovell of the Fitness Boxing Club
Krystina (Mousey) Jacobs with Brighton Fighting and Adrian Lovell of the Fitness Boxing Club

Krystina (Mousey) Jacobs, who the first-ever female professional boxer to come out of this state will take on Thailand’s Siriphon Chanbuala in her much-anticipated professional debut. Siriphon is an experienced campaigner and will be a tough test for Mousey’s first fight. Siriphon boasts a 12-win, six-loss and two-draw fight record to date. Continue reading “‘Mousey’ Jacobs takes on Thai champ”

Club season kicks off for all teams

 

By SCOTT ARNOLD*

THE Brighton District Cricket Club’s 2018-19 season finally kicks off with our Southern Cricket Association, men’s senior side, Cricket Tasmania’s Premier League (CTPL) 3rd grade side, and our CTPL Boys under-17s commencing preseason training August 1, 8-9:30am at the TCA Indoor nets. Our under-15 CTPL Boys start September 5, at the time and place. The Cricket Tasmania Premier League under-17 girls begin on September 12 also at the TCA nets 8-9:30am. All of the above will train at the TCA nets until early October. All Hobart Junior League sides will be notified regarding pre-season training requirements asap. Continue reading “Club season kicks off for all teams”

Sponsors’ day and games a great success

By PHIL OWEN*

SATURDAY February 17 was a great (and happy) day at the Old Beach Cricket Club. It was sponsors’ day, an occasion where club sponsors are invited to watch the game and to be waited on hand and foot by the club’s committee in appreciation of their support. The weather was kind and a full day of cricket was achieved.

The first-grade team played at home against Montagu Bay and recorded a great win chasing down 170 plus. The third-grade team played away and the team too recorded a strong win against New Norfolk batting second. The boys are up and about and both teams have a late in the season sniff of playing finals after a couple of early season loses.

Sponsors’ day also includes the annual gathering of life members and a chance to talk to current and former members.
Sponsors’ day also includes the annual gathering of life members and a chance to talk to current and former members.

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Cricket starts with a blast for Eagles cricket club

 

By SCOTT ARNOLD*

MILO T20 ‘blast’ hits Pontville, starting on Wednesday October 25, from 4.30 to 6pm. Brighton Eagles Cricket club hosts the increasingly popular T20 blast for kids aged 7 – 12 years old. It is played in a fun and safe environment for children who have basic cricket skills. Games last up to 90 minutes with all equipment supplied, including soft balls. The events are facilitated by accredited coaches. This eight-week program has an exciting atmosphere complete with music and dancing just like the KFC big bash league. All children get to bat, bowl and field and all games are played at Pontville. Mixed teams are also available and we are inclusive of children with a disability.  Continue reading “Cricket starts with a blast for Eagles cricket club”

Old Beach still looking to set up girls’ team in cricket competition

By PHIL OWEN*

COME on girls, the old Beach Cricket Club really, really needs you!  We are still putting out a call for girls wanting to have healthy outdoor fun while playing cricket in the Old Beach area. We are seeking to give girls between the ages of 10-13-years-old an opportunity to play cricket in the Hurricanes Under-14 girls league but time is running out!

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