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Mates to hit golf course for challenge

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Clubs for a cause: [from left] Club pro Matt Dowd, Shane McNamara, Mark Baxter and Ennio Facchetti practising at Cabramatta Golf Club last week. Picture: Jeff de Pasquale
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GOLF enthusiasts are encouraged to attend a Golf Day Challenge at Cabramatta Golf Club on October 24 to raise funds for the Survivors and Mates Support Network (SAMSN).

SAMSN is a non-profit organisation, which works to increase public awareness about the influences that childhood sexual abuse can have on men in their adult lives.

The Golf Day Challenge, organised by Canley Heights RSL & Sporting Club, along with SAMSN, is hoping to see local registered clubs or organisations register a team of four golfers for the event.

Club chief executive Mark Baxter said every dollar raised would go towards the costs of several SAMSN programs.

These include workshops for male survivors, their families and supporters, online resources for them, as well as education and community outreach programs.

“It will be a great day at a superb golf course,” he said.

“For all golf enthusiasts this is a rare day not to be missed as we have Foxtel’s Golf Show presenter and former USPGA Tour player Paul Gow conducting a golf clinic prior to hit off.

“He will be playing a shot for your group on a designated hole, as well as giving a formal presentation after lunch about life on the US PGA Tour.”

Participants will also have the opportunity to win a car on the day if they get a hole in one.

It costs $150 for individual participation, $600 for a group of four players and $1500 for sponsorship.

For more information about the event, call 9604 9975.

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Thousands of students take to the stage

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LIMELIGHT: Kindergarten teacher Jennie White took 18 Scots School children to the eisteddfod where they recited two poems. Photo: Phill MurrayClose to 1000 childrentrooped across the stage yesterday as the Bathurst Eisteddfod has moved into its second week.
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President of the Bathurst Eisteddfod Society, Paula Elbourne, said the music section was a great success and now the program has moved into speech and drama and dance.

The fun got underway on Tuesdaymorning with the verse speaking choirs.

Noelle Patterson was at BMEC on Tuesday with her four-year-old grand daughter Erica.

They were there bright and early to see Erica’s cousin perform in the Kindergarten and Under Verse Speaking Choir section.

Mrs Patterson comes to the eisteddfod each year.

“It’s good for the children and good for the town,” she said.

One of the schools performing yesterday morning was the Scots School.

Kindergarten teacher Jennie White took 18 children to the eisteddfod where they recited two poems.

They had spent seven weeks preparing and were very excited to be going on the big stage.

Heather Saurine was also at BMEC to see her grand daughter Emily Morris, 6, perform with her friends from St Philomena’s.

She took four month old Sarah along for her very first Bathurst Eisteddfod experience.

Ms Elbourne said the speech and drama section will run until September 10 and the dance section will go right through to September 12.

Dance is the biggest section this year with lots of entries.

Ms Elbourne said one dance competitor she has spoken to will be taking to the stage 27 times, both as an individual performer and in group.

“We are expecting lots of glitter, colourful costumes, sequins and feathers to be flying around BMEC,” she said.

“It is really great to see some familiar faces coming back and watching their skills develop over the years. It is also wonderful to see lots of new faces.”

Ms Elbourne said the past week was very successful. On Choir Day 1200 children walked onto the BMEC stage over two sessions.

“It was just huge – all the schools brought big choirs. The sound was beautiful. It filled the theatre,” she said.

She said the eisteddfod volunteers are doing an amazing job marshalling the kids.

“They have been really good with kids who are nervous, excited and sometimes a bit silly, and have also been really encouraging,” Ms Elbourne said.

“We have some great new volunteers this year who have really embraced the eisteddfod.

“Our sponsors too are critical to ensuring the success of the eisteddfod by providing prize money, medals, trophies and gifts.

“How special is it for children to receive recognition for what they have done. They are so excited,” she said.

Ms Elbourne said next weekend will be the really big dance weekend.

“One of the highlights is always the baby dance, but personally I will particularly be looking forward to the dance groups,” she said.

“They always do something original and are really exciting to watch.”

Ms Elbourne said throughout the three weeks of the eisteddfod the organisers will be selecting the acts to appear in the Grand Concert on September 13.

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Yeltana residents get on-board

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GET ON-BOARD: Whyalla Men’s Shed handed over a Sjoelen board to residents of Yeltana Nursing Home last week. Accepting the board was Yeltana Nursing Home lifestyle officer Di Slaven with Peter Medlicott. Back, left to right were shedders Ken Godden, Malcolm Roberts and Gary Misan.The craftsmanship of woodworkers at Whyalla Men’s Shed has been in high demand with the popularity of Sjoelen at Whyalla Aged Care.
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Shedders handed over a Sjoelen board, or Dutch shuffleboard, for use at Yeltana Nursing Home on Thursday, August 28.

The Men’s Shed had previously constructed two boards, one each for Copperhouse Court and Annie Lockwood Court before residents at Yeltana Nursing Home requested their own board.

Men’s Shed committee member Peter Medlicott said Sjoelen had been a popular activity for some time at Whyalla University of the Third Age and said he was first introduced to and saw the benefits of it at Copperhouse Court.

“I saw a way to introduce a new activity to the residents and with my involvement in the Whyalla Men’s Shed thought it could be a project to assist the community through the shed,” he said.

Yeltana Nursing Home lifestyle officer Di Slaven said through the support of staff the necessary funds were raised within a week.

Ms Slaven accepted the board on behalf of Yeltana residents and thanked the shedders for their handiwork.

“The residents of Yeltana are very happy to have their own board and many thanks go to the Men’s Shed members, especially Peter Medlicott for coordinating the project,” she said.

Sjoelen is a Dutch game played on a two metre long wooden board in which players must slide wooden discs through scoring gates at the opposite end.

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Tiger tales netball and football

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Hitting the skids in last weekend’s semi final. Action from last weekend’s semi final.
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First Semi Final August 30, 2014

Fab warm day on Saturday for spectators at the first semi final played at Angaston.

The club was well represented with fivenetball teams playing and the Under 17 football side.

Over at the courts, the day started out with our Sub Junior 2playing against Tanunda and coming away with the win. Well done to these little Tiger Gals.

Playing next was our Sub Junior 1 against South Gawler which despite a fab effort by all girls, did not end up winning their game. Well done though on making it to finals and giving it your best effort.

Senior 7were next coming up against Willaston with the game result going Willaston’s way.

Great effort by all and well done on earning the finals berth. To end the day we had both Senior 3 and Senior 1playing.

In the Senior 1 game against South Gawler it was a physical match with the Tiger gals putting in great efforts, awesome patches of play, but not quite finishing it off ending with the game going South’s way and the end to our gals season.

These girls are great to watch, such determination and never giving up – proud of their efforts.

In the Senior 3 game which started off strongly and the Tiger gals in the lead, turned into a see-saw game with the score line changing to a margin of 1 to 2 goals going both ways for most of the last half.

Some positional changes in the last quarter saw the Tiger gals gain the winning momentum, played out the full four quarters of the game and came home the winners – another Tiger gal team into the Prelim final – well done.

On the oval our under 17came up against the old foe South Gawler and what a game it turned out to be. 17 points up at threequarter time after a powerful third quarter the boys looked the goods when they kicked the first goal in the last quarter.

The South Gawler lads had other ideas and found another gear and finished over the top of the Tigers to pip us at the post by 1 point in a thriller.

We had good players all over the ground and Lachlan Hill was judged our best with Beau Mason, Matt Stewart, Nathan Cockburn, Paul Searle and Dylan Pilkington all strong contributors on the day.

This coming Saturday we have the second semi-final being played at Freeling where the club will be represented by six netball teams and the three football sides.

In the morning at the courts starting at 10am our undefeated Junior 1 team and also Inter 2, followed by our undefeated Junior 1 side and in the afternoon our undefeated Senior 4 side and Senior 6 and then in the final time slot at 2.45pm will be the Senior 5s.

It’s also going to be a big day over at the oval when our As andReserves take on the Willaston Donnybrooks while our under 15s do battle with the Barossa Bulldogs in the first match of the day starting at 9.30am.

Lots to watch in what should be a great day of sport – all Club supporters needed to cheer our teams on.

Kingsford Hotel Club Person of the Week is awarded to Kim Warland for her efforts as a Club Netball umpire and as congratulations in recently successfully receiving her C grade badge in Umpiring. Well done – top effort Kim.

End-of-year diary dates:

September 12 -Mini Junior Presentation Night @ the Club at 6pm.

September 13 -Preliminary Final @ Willaston.

September 20 -Grand Final @ Tanunda.

September 21 -100 Club Draw @ the Club Tickets are now available from the club – a first prize of $2000 -you need to be in it to win it. Lunch and special drink prices for 100 club ticket holders on the day.

September 24 -Junior Presentation Night @ the Club 6pm.

October third Senior Presentation Night @ The Terrace, Gawler Racecourse, 7pm for $50pp, tickets out now – bookings essential and soon please.

Check the website www.gcsc南京夜网.au for all the club news and results.

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Fast-paced action expected at Dungog polo competition this month

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Wirragulla polo players Dick Doolin, Jock Mackay, Beau Blundell and Royston MurphyExcitement is building with the Hunter Polo Challenge now only 10 days away.
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The annual tournament is set down for the weekend of September 13 and 14 and is shaping up to be another fantastic event with a number of top sides registered to participate.

The committee has been hard at work getting the polo field and surrounds in top order.

“The playing surface is in fabulous condition so we can expect some fast and exciting polo games,” said committee member Louise Brown.

“This year we have a variety of market stalls selling locally produced goods and hand-made articles including chocolates, soaps, kid clothes, jewellery, adult clothing, jams and preserves.

“We are also have the Hunter Valley Vintage Car Club joining us to add colour and movement to our event by displaying their most treasured possessions.

“Our goal again this year is to raise money for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.

“We are extremely proud of our relationship with this service as it does an incredible job saving many lives each year.”

Gates will open at 9am on both days.

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