Home' Phillip Island and San Remo Advertiser : April 13, 2016 Edition Contents THE ADVERTISER, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016 - PAGE 21
IAN Wenham from Rhyll
is a proud grandpa. So he
should be, as his grand-
daughter Taya Murdoch
has just won a Gold medal
representing the Phillip
Island Swimming Club in
the Regional Champion-
ships. In doing so, she
also managed to break
two of her own records in
the 50m backstroke and
Ian believes the medals,
are a fitting reward for all
of Taya’s hard work, and
an inspiration for all of
our local young people to
“have a go” at an activity
they may enjoy.
swimming and competing
locally when she was eight
years old with the Phillip
Island Swimming Club.
When she was 14 years
of age she joined the South
This year Taya was
named as Club Captain of
She trains six times a
week and attends four gym
In the past three years
of swimming with South
Gippsland Bass, Taya has
reached a level well be-
yond her own initial expec-
She has qualified for
major championships in
Victoria, such as Country
Victorian Age Champion-
ships, Victorian Sprint
Championships and Vic-
torian Open Champion-
ships, where she has been
able to test herself against
Victoria’s best and interna-
GippSport has also recog-
nised Taya’s hard work,
talent and determination.
This year she was
awarded the ‘Most Disci-
plined Player Scholarship
Taya is balancing the
demands of swimming
with her year 12 studies
at Wonthaggi Secondary
CCollege, where she is
On the March long week-
end, Taya competed in
the Gippsland Champion-
ships, representing South
Gippsland Bass Swim-
She competed in ten rac-
es and qualified for seven
“I happened to be
ranked third in my heats,
and came out with a Silver
in my 50m backstroke,”
In the Gippsland School
Sports Victoria Champi-
onships held in Sale on
March 17, Taya placed
third in the 100m But-
terfly, second in 100m
Freestyle, second in 100m
Backstroke, and first in
She will compete at
the School State Cham-
pionships in April at the
MSAC (Melbourne Aquatic
The most thrilling recent
victory was on March 20
when Taya represented the
Phillip Island Swimming
Club in the Champion-
She broke two of her own
records in the 50m back-
stroke and 100m Freestyle,
coming home with six gold
and one bronze medal; the
most over 14 Girls Cham-
pion AggregatePoint; and
the Lyn Skillern trophy for
the under 18 Girls 100m
Her mother Melissa is
sometimes concerned that
Taya is doing too much.
“We travel all over Victoria
for swimming events, from
Sale to Ballarat to Shep-
parton. Taya is up every
morning at 5am, and is in
the water at the Wonthaggi
Pool by 6am. She is also
completing year 12 this
year so it’s a lot.
“So it’s good to see her
hard work rewarded with
some amazing achieve-
ments. I know she’s also
interested in the coach-
ing side of swimming, or
“She a determined young
Taya herself has no plans
to slow down, and hopes to
go further with her swim-
Her next goal is to qualify
for the Australian Age and
Open Championships in
2017, as well of course to
work hard for her VCE.
Taya’s a champ
Proud Grandpa Ian Wenham is pictured with his
granddaughter Taya Murdoch. The local Super Fish
recently won a Gold medal representing the Phillip
Island Swimming Club in the Regional Champion-
ships. In doing so, she also managed to break two of
her own records in the 50m backstroke and 100m
THE first round for season 2016
kicked off on Sunday at Mirboo
It was great to see so many junior
members making the early morning
trip to Mirboo North and to see some
new families coming along for their
The Under 11s showed their
sportsmanship by happily playing
for Mirboo North as they were short
The U14s played their first game of
the season and it was an entertaining
game for spectators to watch.
There were some great passing
combinations amongst the team cre-
ating many scoring opportunities.
The end result was a 2-1 win for
Sunny Lumsden and MacKinley
Thompson both played a terrific
game with several spectators com-
menting on their improvement and
how well they were playing.
Harry Beaumont played his first
game for the club and came close to
scoring a goal. Finan McLaren and
Callum Chisholm were the scorers
for the game.
The newly formed Under 15 girls
team played their first game and it
was another entertaining game.
Mirboo North only had eight play-
ers so Annie Dempsey offered to play
with the opposition so the girls could
play nine versus nine.
The girls’ team was a mixture of
players who had been playing previ-
ously with the club and some who
were new to competitive soccer.
Jaz Petrusch, Bella McCulloch and
Shakayah Wilkinson played their
first game for Phillip Island and con-
tributed admirably all game.
Shakayah scored twice and Milli
Russell also hit the back of the net.
Mirboo North scored the first goal
of the game but the Islanders kept
them scoreless after this, with the
end result being a 3-1 win to Phillip
It was a fantastic first game for the
girls’ team and they will continue to
improve as the season progresses.
The women’s team started strongly
against an undermanned Mirboo
Taylah Cook continued on from
her great form from the Korumburra
Cup scoring early in the first half and
the goals continued after that, with
Kelly Wall and Danni Rosenzweig
also adding to the tally.
At half time the score was 9-0.
In the second half Phillip Island
gave two players to Mirboo North
with Benita Russell and Kelly Wall
joining the Mirboo ladies.
This evened the game out and Mir-
boo got on the scoreboard with a
great goal from Kelly Wall.
Some poor goalkeeping allowed a
couple more goals into the Mirboo
North goal and the end result was a
10-4 win to Phillip Island.
It was a fun way to start the season
but there would have been some sore
legs on Monday!
The men had a 1-0 win over Mir-
boo North with Nathan Cleeland
scoring the only goal in the first half.
The seniors have lost several play-
ers from last season but have been
lucky enough to pick up some new
As the season progresses and the
players adapt to their new team
mates the seniors should yet again
be challenging for a top spot on the
Next week’s game is away to Won-
Jenny Merrick front and Maddy Shandley second from left with the ‘Living Longer Living Stronger’
group at the My24/7 gym in San Remo.
Soccer season kicks off
Living Longer Living Stronger
WOULD you like to continue to
enjoy the things you have always
done as you get older?
Are you finding it harder now
than you once did?
I, for one, most definitely answer
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“Living Longer Living Stronger”
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I recently spent a morning at the
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Jenny Merrick conducts an hour-
ly Living Longer Living Stronger
class every Tuesday and Thursday
morning from 9am.
Jenny is a fully qualified fit-
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the Council on the Ageing Victoria
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As an extremely fit person her-
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a high level of professionalism
together with an enthusiastic and
There is no pressure to perform
over and above personal ability and
Jenny is always across individual
requirements and limitations.
During my visit, I was particu-
larly impressed by the sense of ca-
maraderie and fun which prevailed
during the training session which
is essential both for physical and
I was invited to attend the Thurs-
day Coffee Club (no scones) after
the session and learned from those
present the enduring benefits each
had received from their training:
• Balance so much better
• Much fitter
• Improved back
• Improved knees
• No pressure for excellence
• Group incentive
• Great Christmas party each
As many of us no longer have
the means with which to sign up
for high gym membership, it is
very pleasing to note that the Live
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My 24/7 gym has been estab-
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and provides excellent equipment
in air-conditioned comfort with in-
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There are short term passes
available and a special three-day
pass for visitors to our area.
Research demonstrates strength
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By Margaret Smith
MIDWEEK bowls was held at
Koo Wee Rup with 30 players.
There was only one two -game
The winning team was skipped
by George Byrnes with Pat Stone-
ham, Lindsay Russell and Reg Ex-
The runners-up were skipped by
John Hill with Sandra Read, Gra-
ham Rigby and Laurie Bell.
The best one -game winners were
skipped by Peter McWilliams, Ber-
nie Heyen, John Routley and Peter
Everyone’s sincere sympathy
goes to Helen whose husband
Helen made the yummy salad
rolls for the bowlers.
Also sympathy to Pat Stoneham
whose brother passed away.
The next game is the summer
break-up at San Remo.
Come and join in for presenta-
tion of best lady and man bowler
of the summer season.
Lunch will be provided by the
club and the ladies.
Keep well and happy bowling.
Phillip Island golf
MEN’S results: Tues-
day, April 5: Par.
1st - Jason King H/C
(15) +6, 2nd - Phil Foster
H/C (18) +5.
NTP: 5th G Ferrai, 7th
Rob Haydon, hole in one,
10th Ian Wenham, 17th
9 holers: Sunny with
a northerly wind and a
very tight match resulted.
Brian Carvell H/C (32), a
newer addition to the 9
holers, won on a count-
back with a score of plus
NTP was Terry Hill-
Thursday, April 7: Sta-
1st - Rob Haydon H/C
(13) 41 points, 2nd -
John Savas H/C (18) 40
points, 3rd - Don Chap-
man 39 points.
NTP: 5th Rob Haydon,
7th Ian Huther, 10th A
Sherlock, 17th Ian Glov-
Men’s and ladies 9 hol-
ers: Overnight rain had
cleared before start of
play, a high number of
Terry Hillgrove H/C
(29) won with 23 points,
r/up Bill Botten H/C (17)
on count-back from Mal-
colm McArthur H/C (28)
with 20 points.
Lady winner was Maria
Kirwan and Robert Pas-
coe was NTP.
Saturday, April 9:
4BBB – RL Smith quali-
Winners - Ian Bridge
H/C (19) and Paul Wag-
ner H/C (8) 50 points
c/b, r/up - Guy Wilson-
Browne H/C (9) and
Tony Zoanetti H/C (18)
50 points, 3rd -Paul Co -
chrane H/C (7) and Greg
Hyndman H/C (16) 48
NTP: 5th Craig O’Neill,
7th Mike Fitzmaurice,
10th Paul Coleman, 17th
9 holers: Patrick Owen
H/C (20) 23 points.
Wednesday, April 6 was
washed out due to weath-
Next week’s event is
Rob Haydon scored a hole in one on the 7th on
Tuesday at PIGC.
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