Home' Phillip Island and San Remo Advertiser : January 25, 2017 Contents THE ADVERTISER, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2017 - PAGE 33
All Football, Netball and Auskick participants.
Meet senior football and netball coaches
Brent Macaffer, Ben Vague and Emily Milner
and all other coaches together with 2017 committee.
Activities for the young ones, including AFL Gippsland’s inflatables.
FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE.
After registration stay and enjoy annual Terry Hart T20 cricket
match between the Football/Netball Club and the Cricket Club.
Sunday February 12, 2017 at 10am
Under 14’s and Under 16’s
Applications close on February 6
Call Secretary Jaron Smith 0437 957 761
We are looking for football
coaches for the 2017 season
TUESDAY pennant returned to competition
this week and Division 1 enjoyed a win at Fos-
ter getting up 66 to 64.
Paddy Francis, Dorothy Wagner, John Batty
and Maureen Oates won 23 to 20, Jan Dyer,
Wendy Braun, Jill Boyce and Bill Francis lost
15 to 30 while Robyn Eames, Phyll Major, Jan
Stubbs and Gloria Caile won 28 to 14.
Division 3 played Korumburra on our home
green and enjoyed a good win saluting with a
result of 83 to 66.
Dee Reynolds, Jan Chipperfield, Nola Brown
and Dorothy Young won 34 to 14. Carol Hoff-
man, Pat Davis, Marlene Puncher and Marj Be-
aton lost 22 to 30 while Lorraine Waters, Jan
Dixon, Judy Christie and Shirley Weaver won
27 to 22.
Division 4 were at home to Inverloch and won
48 to 34.
Di Bateman, Inge Royce, Monica Poole, and
Faye Jamieson won 25 to 13 while Cindy
Honkey, Merrilyn King, Shirley Weaver and
Ruth Partridge won 23 to 21.
Competition was very keen on the local green
this week with Division 1 Blue team playing Di-
vision 1 White with Blue coming out winners
by 48 shots.
David Hanlon, Peter Forrest, Paul Brown and
Arthur Denny won 32 to 16, Daryl Major, Bill
Francis, Russell Taylor and Graeme Cornell
won 33 to 17 while John Newcombe, Kevin
Wagner, John Batty and Kevin Brown won 34
Division 1 White lost by the unusual score line
of minus 16 shots on each of the three rinks.
Stuart Cunningham, Graeme Key, Ted Brea-
sley and Brian Arnold lost 18 to 34, Jan Van
Zanen, Colin Binch, Bob Carter and Bill Giles
lost 17 to 33 while Dennis Oakley, Mark Hone,
Bob Hurst and Les Sheppard lost 16 to 32.
Division 3 hosted Port Welshpool and after
being soundly beaten by them on their home
track were looking for a bit of payback, winning
81 to 65.
Richard Poole, George Mol, Bruce Puncher
and Reg Excell lost 13 to 25, Les McGhee, Ken
Gill, Phyl Major and Howard Spencer won 35
to 21 while Paddy Francis, Phil Martin Chris
Fricke and John Paterno won 33 to 19.
Divison 4 made the long trek to Tarwin Lower
and won 78 to 50.
The team of Dave Hoffman, Lou Bellino, Sam
Cachia and Greg Lyon won 24 to 11, Ken Gray,
Greg Dixon Di Bateman and Wayne Barr lost 21
to 23 and Max Opitz, Ray Aylen, John Crewd-
son and Leigh Sutcliffe won 33 to 16.
Division 5 went off to Foster and won 79 to
John Hirst, Jan Stubbs, Ash Alibone and
Lou Micallef won 23 to 13, Judy Christie, Brian
Legg, Ron Rogers and Dogga Luke won 33 to 13
and Serge Castel, Cindy Honkey, Monika Poole
and Horst Kapahnke lost 23 to 32.
Social bowls on Thursday was played in calm
and sunny weather with 24 players including
one visitor Adrian Goldsmith from Mulgrave
Country Club enjoying the warm and friendly
Bob Weaver skipped the winning rink with
Lou Bellino, Barb Moloney and Alan Baughurst
by being the only two-game winners.
Social bowls winners at Phillip Island Bowling Club last Thursday are pictured, from left:
Lou Bellino, Barb Maloney, Bob Weaver and Alan Baughurst.
Island pennant narrow
winners over Foster
MIDWEEK bowls was held at Corinella with 25
players last week. The winning team was skipped
by Sean McWilliams with Bernie Heyen and Ray
The runners-up were skipped by Jan Coates
with Peter Thorley and Reg Excell.
The best one game winners were skipped by Pe-
ter McWilliams with Lois Hammond, Pauline Mc-
Williams and Judy Dickie.
Everyone enjoyed the game till poor Geoff Ryan
had a fall and all players wish you a speedy recov-
ery. Thanks to Corinella for the use of your greens
and your hospitality.
Next week is Australia Day so Midweek is having
a week off. The next game will be at Lang Lang.
Enjoy the sunshine. Keep well and happy bowling.
NORTH/South winners on Monday, January 17
were Molly Downing and Roger Walker, followed
by Lorrie Read and Beryl Chilcott.
Anne and Bruce Gibson were third, and fourth
were Bronwyn Sund and Neville Chapman.
Shirley and Bob Weaver topped East/ West.
Second were Kaye Douglas and Yvonne Mears,
ahead of Moya Crowley and Mike Dooley.
Margaret and Rob Kilkullen came in third.
Bridge is held at the clubroom situated behind
the Newhaven Hall on Mondays and Wednesdays,
12.15pm for 12.30pm start.
If you want to practise with your partner or play
informally, bridge is available at the clubroom on
Thursday any time between 2pm and 5pm.
Competitor numbers up 30%
THE Annual Bass Coast Summer Series of
swimming and running events got off to a fly-
ing start recently with competitor numbers for
the Cape Aquathon more than 30% above last
This augurs well for the remaining events,
which are the San Remo Channel Challenge on
Saturday, February 11; the Cowes Classic on
Saturday, February 18; and the Phillip Island
Penguin Swim Classic on Sunday February 19.
Organisers from the Woolamai Beach Surf
Life Saving Club and the Phillip Island Foot-
ball and Netball Club are expecting that this
increased level of interest at Cape Paterson
will be reflected with record numbers for these
coming events – especially the remaining two
legs of the Bass Summer Series which awards
twelve cash prizes for open and local competi-
tors who receive points for finishing each of the
three Swim/Run legs of the series.
The organising clubs, along with Genysis
Timing, have invested heavily in improving
the event infrastructure and a new electronic
timing system which enables competitors to
receive split times for the swim and run legs
has been highly lauded by competitors and was
extremely successful in its first use at the Cape
There will also be a new inflatable run-
through archway in place for the finishing line
at the coming events.
As always the scheduling of the 32nd running
of the iconic Channel Challenge has been deter-
mined by tide times but this year the organisers
have what they consider to be the almost per-
fect schedule of 12.45pm on the second Satur-
day in February.
Plenty of time for competitors to come from
all parts of Victoria and with a lunch time finish
they can stay and enjoy a meal with the festival
activities that will be taking place on the San
Then the Bass Summer Series moves straight
into the Classic Weekend at Cowes with the
Cowes Classic on Saturday February 18 at 3
pm and the Phillip Island Swim Classic on Sun-
day February 19 at 10 am.
There are expectations that both San Remo
and Cowes will see an increase in the number
of competitors participating, accompanied by
visiting supporters, and this is beneficial to all
members of the local community.
Intending competitors are reminded that
there is a discounted fee for registering online
prior to each event and this is also extremely
helpful for the organizers and the volunteers
manning the race centre.
Go Online to – islandevents.org.au – to regis-
ter for any or all of the three remaining events.
Last week’s event at the Cape saw two well
known Melbourne athletes in Nathan Busch-
khuehl and Brenton Ford fight out the finish
just ahead of our own two local guns – Luke
Plant and Mark Rowe - who look as
though they are going to have another fiercely
contested Series competition.
Other local competitors to stand out included
Kara Landells (Senior Female), Kai Lumsden
(Junior Male), Olivia Hughes (Junior Female),
Rob Fleisner (O/40 Male) and Emma Moore
Bass Coast Summer Series
A NEW-LOOK junior football competition will be
launched in 2017, with the Alberton Junior Foot-
ball League rebranded as the Southern Gippsland
Junior Football Competition.
The competition will also feature a youth girls
division and junior development academy for the
With participation already on the rise in Sunday
junior football following changes made by the AFL
Gippsland-led review into junior football in South
Gippsland in 2015, the newly-formed Committee
of Management felt the time was right to establish
a fresh identity.
“The introduction of under 10s and the move to
a more standard age group structure of under 12s
and under 14s has made a notable difference to
our participation numbers in one year,” Commit-
tee of Management chair Noel Burrell said.
“With the change in governance that led to our
committee being established it made sense to
adopt a new name and image.
“Given we have clubs and participants from
across two local government areas we wanted to
assume an identity that reflected our competition
as a whole which is why we settled on ‘Southern
The AJFL’s participation increased from 839
participants in 2015 to 913 in 2016 and while
Auskick numbers remained steady – three more
participants than 2015 and 10 fewer than the re-
cord of 580 set in 2014 – school engagements in-
A total of 3818 individual school engagements
occurred last year, far ahead of 2015’s mark of
2714 and more than double the number made in
Burrell expected clubs and Auskick programs to
see the benefits of that work as soon as this sea-
“Increasing the number of children exposed to
football at school can only be a positive thing for
our clubs,” Burrell said.
“Getting their first experience of footy in a school
environment is less daunting for many kids and
we’re hopeful it encourages more to join their local
club or Auskick centre.”
The other major development is the introduc-
tion of a youth girls division and a McDonald’s
Six clubs have expressed an interest in fielding
a youth girls’ team this season and Burrell said it
was a great addition to the competition.
“Female footy is growing faster than any other
area of the sport and with the AFL Women’s com-
petition starting next year, that interest is only go-
ing to increase,” he said.
“Embracing youth girls and providing an op-
portunity for them to play football will greatly
strengthen our competition.
“The establishment of a development academy
will ensure young players in our competition have
every opportunity to enhance their skills at a high-
er level and gain access to expert coaching and an
approach consistent with the Gippsland Power
TAC Cup pathway.”
Hayley Balmer, Seanan Trewin, Jess Gysberts, Charli Ross, Cailin Robinson and Laura
Thompson are looking forward to participating in the inaugural Southern Gippsland Junior
Football Competition’s youth girls division in 2017.
Bright new era for junior
football in South Gippsland
Phillip Island bridge
Cowes euchre group will recommence on
February 21, 2017 at the Phillip Island RSL,
Dinner is 6pm, followed by cards starting at
New members are always welcome.
Please phone Dorothy for further information
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