Champion boxer motivates Robins get over the line


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.

Our annual Red and Blue Ball was held on July 16 at Ubet Park in Glenorchy.  It was a great night of food and entertainment.  Mindz Eye was fantastic as our music entertainment and it was terrific to see everyone up dancing and having an enjoyable time.  Our winners for this year were Millie Burrill, belle of the ball, Shaun Fenton, beau of the ball and Adam Collis and Sharnie Young who were judged best dressed couple.  Many thanks to Bronwyn Young, Michelle Collis, Sharnie Young and Adam Collis for all their hard work ensuring our night would be amazing – and it was.  A big thank you to our players, partners and sponsors who attended.  Our club needs your support and your attendance was appreciated.

Don’t forget our games night from 7pm onwards, Saturday August 20. It will be a relaxing night of games in the clubrooms following on from the game against New Norfolk.  Come along and play some eight-ball, darts or card games.

Also a reminder about the Thursday night meals available at the club. All members and supporters are welcome to come along and join the players, great value dinner for $10, hear the sides announced, with sports card and joker jackpots also in action. The bar is open from 6.30pm with meals available from 7.30pm. While in the club why not sign up as a member and take advantage of discounted drinks and our other benefits?  Adult and family memberships are available.

Our club holds many special events and looks absolutely stunning when decorated in the colour theme of your choice.  We have been taking bookings for wedding receptions, engagement and birthday parties 18 months in advance, so if you are interested in hiring our venue for your special event now is the time to book and secure your date.

The club has a sample sports bag, scarf and beanie that can be bought from South East Embroidery with our fabulous logo embroidered on each item.  Why not drop in to the bar and have a look at them and pick up the contact information to buy your own? The sports bag is great for lugging all your footy gear around in and the scarf and beanie are sure to help keep you warmer on these cold winter days at the footy.

We are always looking for people to help us in our running of the club and if you would like to assist please contact us. We are sure to be able to find a role for you, particularly if you would like to be on next year’s committee.

Contact us at or PO Box 61 Brighton Tas 7030 or on Facebook: Brighton Robins Football Club.  Facebook is our main way of letting our supporters know what is happening within the Club.

Enjoy the footy and get behind the Robins for 2016. If you would like to get involved in helping out at the club or are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact us.

*Leesa Shaw is Brighton Football club secretary