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Under 14's (born in 2002 & 2003)
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4.45pm - 6pm
Commencing Tuesday, March 8, 4.45pm
Under 12's (born in 2004 and 2005)
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4.15pm - 5 .30pm
Commencing Tuesday, March 8, 4.15pm
Under 10's (born in 2006 and 2007)
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4pm - 5pm
Commencing Tuesday, March 15, 4pm
YOUTH GIRLS FOOTBALL
13 - 18 year olds
Come join PIFNC first Youth Girls Team
Registration, training and information night
Thursday, March 3, 2016
4.30pm - 5.45pm
At PIFNC Clubrooms, Church Street, Cowes
C Grade up to the challenge
CHASING 243 on the
Leongatha Town second
ground was a challenge
for the C Grade Sharks
with quite a few batsmen
not really in form and
keen to get sorted before
The skipper reminded
his team that with a little
patience this was a good
ground to make runs
on and the openers set
about their work with
minimum fuss and no
chances for the bowlers.
The pair put on 68 be-
fore Mark Haringsma,
on 25, lost focus for a
moment and lined up the
top of a tree, which was
the first and only chance
he gave the bowlers.
Carl Muscat was play-
ing those shots that de -
moralise a fielding team
before chopping on at
40 runs in a well bowled
Steve Niven started
with some neat fours
and battled his way out
of an over that upset his
decorum for a moment,
and was neither stumped
nor caught behind in the
He gathered himself
(no easy task) and went
on to score a well com-
piled 26 to go with his
5/33 last week.
Peter Francis, after
startling his teammates
with skipping an imagi-
nary rope and some
knees up stuff, looked
like he was about to
launch into some Noel
Coward (Google it), but
instead was required to
bat blasting 48 with six
fours and one six demol-
ishing the bowling attack
and setting the game up.
Niven fell with the score
on 144 and Pete at 153.
Wade Patterson looked
steady, carefully popping
a couple of fours but just
didn’t quite put away a
short ball going down
leg to be caught behind a
John Manning didn’t
have a chance to settle
either with a misunder-
standing and run out.
Jack Spencer was go -
ing okay until the run
out, they’re never good,
and lost his wicket soon
At 7/172 Mick Cleary
strolled out to the wick-
et and soon after Town
started placing their
fieldsmen on the bound-
With 70 runs to make
and two batsmen left, the
encouragement from the
yet to bat players was ac-
tually quite helpful.
No one really wants to
come in nearly last and
try and win a game with
very little practice out in
the middle, and coming
out last is the pits.
His teammates didn’t
need to worry though as
Mick took the bowling
apart ramping up the
pressure on Town.
Cocko just turned over
the strike and had a box
seat to watch the car-
Mick strolled off unde -
feated on 58, five fours
and three sixes in a total
His last ball was a six
in the 53rd over.
Town were good sports
and played with great
spirits. Even the umpire
enjoyed the game.
Fortunately Mick top
scored otherwise the
boys may all have been
doing the warm-up that
works next week, what-
ever it takes.
Like father, like son: The Niven boys Steve (C
Grade) and Tom (Under 14) each took five wickets
in their respective matches recently.
Steve took 5/33 off 13 overs on day one of the C
Grade match against Leongatha Town while young
Tom made his mark against Inverloch at the Cowes
The Under 14 girls were one of eight Phillip Is-
land teams who enjoyed the Warragul Junior Bas-
ketball Tournament recently. Back, left, Tandra
Krause, Gracie Dempsey, Raynoo Nancarrow, Kris
Funslow (coach), Makayla Morris, Tayla Kleeven.
Front: Nikki Williams, Tabetha Bond, Kelsi Vander-
staay, MacKinley Thompson, Chanice Kleverkamp.
Phillip Island and District Under 10 boys acquit-
ted themselves very well at the recent Warragul Ju-
nior Basketball Tournament. Pictured, back, left,
Chris Savona (coach), Hayden Schmidt, Joel Rob-
inson, Charlie O’Garey, Oliver Duggan, Levi Boost.
Front, Cooper Walton, Jasper Cashman, Isaac
Savona, Ted Stapleton.
Island Rips compete at
Premiers in the Under 16 boys section, Phillip Is-
land Under 16 boys defeated Poowong by 4 points
in the grand final at the Warragul tournament. The
Most Valuable Player award for the grand final went
to Pat Ryan. The team is pictured with their tro-
phies after the match, back, left: Terry Robinson
(coach), Pat Ryan, Keith Robinson, Zane Mattock,
Boyd Cross, Alex McMahon. Front, Finlay Cousins,
Flynn McMahon, Nic D’Angelo, Kai Mackenzie.
The Under 12 girls’ team played great basketball
against some tough competition at the junior tour-
nament. Pictured, back, left: Annie Dempsey, Cara
Moschetti, Bella Schmidt, Ella Duggan, Andrea
Dempsey (coach). Front: Sienna MacFarlane, Jordi
Vanderkolk, Lexi Walton, Zoe O’Garey.
PHILLIP Island’s best junior
basketballers played very well and
enjoyed the tough competition at
the recent Warragul Junior Bas-
A record number of eight teams
from the Phillip Island and Dis-
trict Association competed against
the best teams from across
All of the Rips teams demon-
strated great improvement, team
work and played a high quality of
This was a great effort by the
club and a special thank you to all
of the team coaches who prepared
their teams so thoroughly for the
tournament: Chris Savona U10
boys, Dino Masinovic U12 boys,
Andrea Blair U12 girls, Taryn
Bould U14 boys, Kris Funslow
U14 girls and U18 boys, Terry
Robinson U16 boys and Andrew
McFarlane U16 girls.
The U16 boys enjoyed the most
success winning the B Grade divi-
sion with Pat Ryan being named
MVP in the grand final.
The boys’ representative teams
will now prepare for the Victorian
Country Championships to be
held in March/April.
Pictured at the Warragul junior basketball tour-
nament with coach Andrew MacFarlane (back, left)
is the Under 16 Girls team, Ellen Williams, Finley
Dempsey, Emily Carlson, Faith Hollyoak, Elise Jol-
ly, Nick Carlson (team manager). In front, Emma
Graham, Cailin Robinson.
Under 18 boys, from left, Flynn Anderson, Connor Jester, Luke Graham, Brandon Lloyd, Max Mattock,
Tex Broadbear, Josh McNally, Lachlan Scott, Wil Vanderstaay are pictured with coach Kris Funslow (sec-
ond right) after an exciting day’s basketball at Warragul.
Phillip Island Under 12 boys in action during the
Warragul Junior Basketball Tournament recently.
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