June, 2019

Week in Review March 16-21: PHOTOS

Week in Review March 16-21: PHOTOS Stephen Fifer in the new auditorium at St Jude’s Anglican Church Bowral. Photo by Dominica Sanda
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Isla Griffith (5) with grandma Wendy Griffith showing off Isla’s artwork. Photo by Dominica Sanda

Hill Top quick Joel Moran took five wickets for his first grade cricket team last weekend. Photo by Josh Bartlett

‘Poppo’ Bill Pope, ‘granma’ Wendy Pope, ‘ninni’ Michelle Druery with five-year-old William Pope in class at Exeter Public School. Photo by Dominica Sanda

Jacob Fairall shows the full face of his bat for Mittagong’s second grade cricket team on Saturday. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Mayor Duncan Gair cuts the ribbon to officially unveil the new cricket nets at Bowral’s Centennial Park on Monday. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Alex Debs jumps on wicketkeeper and captain Simon Reid as Hill Top players celebrate the crucial wicket of Michael Pike on Sunday. Hill Top won its first grade cricket major semi-final against Wingello by 50 runs. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Mittagong batsman Matt McMullen has a big swing and a miss at a delivery on Saturday at Welby Oval. Robertson/Burrawang progressed to the second grade grand final with an outright win against Mittagong. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Mittagong third grade batsman Michael Bond carefully watches and leaves a delivery on Saturday. Mittagong lost its minor semi-final to Wingello. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Bowral Bowling Club’s Stephen Della and his grade three pennant team mates recorded victory on the weekend. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Highlander Lily Mauger will return to the netball court this Saturday. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Robertson/Burrawang bowler Mitch Wright took five wickets in a losing cause on the weekend. Goulburn progressed to the first grade grand final with a three-wicket win over Robertson/Burrawang. Photo by Josh BartlettPhoto by Josh Bartlett

Fanta Pantz 2 player Steve Strode prepares to tackle an opponent during a grand final of the Moss Vale Summer Soccer Competition. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Australia Post area manager retail Tim Lennon with Burradoo local Richard Stone, Sydney West letters facility faculty operations manager David Barrett and Bowral Post Office transport driver Scott Norrie. Photo by Victoria Lee

Mittagong players Ash Carlon, Regan Economos, Ash Brown and Nick Eccleston prepare to sprint at training recently. Mittagong’s rugby league players will take on Moss Vale Dragons this weekend. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Berrima District Sports Awards 2014 junior champion Lauren Cheatle has been picked again for the Australian Shooting Stars women’s cricket squad.Photo by Josh Bartlett

Former Moss Vale representative Andrew Storey (right) won the best defensive player award in the 2014-15 GMP Ultimate Basketball League competition. Storey had an excellent season for Glebe Magic. Photo courtesy of Noel Rowsell

Caitlin Brewer and her mount show great form during the 2015 Moss Vale Show on Saturday. Photo by Mindy Hindmarsh

Brooke Sheather and Rachel Martin celebrate their team winning the ladies second grade premiership in the Moss Vale Summer Soccer Competition. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Jane Durnford, Beth Sharp and Jo Dowe from Exeter branch with the tea cosies they knitted as part of their branch project.

Matt Rolles is tackled by a couple of Robertson players at training. Rolles shapes as a key player for the Spuds tonight against Bundanoon. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Year 7 Moss Vale High School students Zoe Drayton, Clare Middleton, Zoe Bosevski and Amy Webb with their classmates reading The Light Horse Boy. Photo by Emma Biscoe

Lara McAlpine with Callum and Lachlan, 11 months.

Laura Sommer with Ruby and Riley, 11 months,

Jocelyn Oslear, Marion Wingfield and Elva Alchin enjoy their free coffees served by Shaye O’Connor at Jo’s Cafe in Moss Vale. Photo by Emma Biscoe

Mittagong’s and Robertson’s Jennifer Menzies both competing for the ball in Sunday’s major semi-final.Photo by Roy Truscott

Ella Veleba and Casper clear a jump at the 2015 Moss Vale Show. Photo by Mindy Hindmarsh

Emma Roach and her mount clear another fence on Saturday at the 2015 Moss Vale Show. Photo by Mindy Hindmarsh

Fiona Vanderbeek will be honoured at this year’s Sydney Royal Easter Show. Photo supplied

Steve Giddings controls the ball ahead of opponent Jacob Moore during a Moss Vale Summer Soccer Competition grand final. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Moss Vale’s Carly Parmenter and Phoebe Johnson are set to attend national basketball championships in the coming months. Parmenter will be an assistant coach while Johnson will compete. Photo supplied

Bowral’s Grant Lewis just makes it back in time before Bundanoon’s Andrew Hoare takes off the bails. Photo by Jen Walker

Wollondilly MP Jai Rowell shakes the ballot box. Photo by Megan Drapalski

Jackson Phillips smiles after his Robertson/Burrawang cricket team recorded victory in its under-14s semi-final. Photo by Mindy Hindmarsh

Lily Durlach and Trumpy compete at the 2015 Moss Vale Show. Photo by Mindy Hindmarsh

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Willo Camp junior Riley King has been invited to take part in The Willo Enduro mountain bike event this Sunday at Wingello. Photo supplied

Robbo Reelers award winners on Sunday. (Back) Robert Mace, David Cruickshanks, Stuart Newton and Donna Crombie. (Front) Greg Barea and Steve Young. Photo supplied

Exeter Tennis Club’s Hot Shots participants for 2015. Photo supplied

Highlanders are invited to play Australian rules football with the Wollondilly Knights in 2015. Photo supplied

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Layt recalls Slipper memory

Veteranhoop Adrian Layt was rapt to have a winner on Golden Slipper day after getting favourite backers off to a winning start in the opening race at Kembla Grange.
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Layt showed great vigour to lift the Bart and James Cummings-trained Angel Miss to victory over Tribe in a head-bobbing finish in the opening race three-year-old Maiden (1000m).

Front-runner Tribe looked to have stolen a winning break but was nipped at the post by Angel Miss, with the filly breaking through at her fourth race start.

‘‘I knew I’d got there, it was tight but I knew I’d won,’’ Layt said of the photo finish.

‘‘She needs more ground. Six furlongs (1200m) she’ll be better and even further. She’s dour but knuckled down and has potential.’’

Layt is a Kembla regular and had five rides on one of the Illawarra Turf Club’s biggest race days.

Punters were lining up to get into the course well before the first race.

And while connections of Angel Miss collected a share of the $12,250 winner’s purse, everyone’s focus was on the $3.5 million Golden Slipper at Rosehill Gardens.

Unbeaten Vancouver proved himself arguably the fastest two-year-old in the world, earning $2 million for his connections in the world’s richest juvenile race.

Layt rode at Rosehill on Golden Slipper Day in 1999 when Catbird saluted.

‘I remember it as a huge day for everyone – jockeys, trainers, punters,’’ Layt said.

‘‘There’s a huge buzz about riding on such a great race day.

‘‘It’s a day I won’t forget. But saying that Kembla is a great facility and to have a winner on a day like this is pretty special too.’’

Winner: Experienced jockey Adrian Layt rode a perfect race as Angel Miss saluted in the opening race at Kembla Grange. Layt rode at Rosehill Gardens on Golden Slipper day in 1999 when Catbird took out the world’s richest two-year-old race.

Leading Kembla bookmaker Grant Lynch has been operating at Kembla for 12 years with Golden Slipper day second only to Melbourne Cup day as his biggest meeting of the year.

He was hoping to hold around $80,000 on the Slipper with Kembla punters.

‘‘A good bet would be around $2000,’’ Lynch said.

‘‘ Things are a lot different from the best years as a bookmaker but it’s an important day for punters and bookies.’’

The proliferation of internet betting has hit on-course bookies hard, particularly at regional centres like Kembla Grange.

A few years ago Lynch held up to $150,000 on the Slipper alone from Kembla punters.

Lynch admitted his worst result was the heavily-backed Vancouver winning, with the boom colt overcoming barrier 18 to score an impressive victory for trainer Gai Waterhouse and jockey Tommy Berry.

Meanwhile, top apprentice Winona Costin claimed the Kembla riding honours with a race-to-race double.

Costin saluted aboard outsider Centerofattention (race 4) and $2.80 favourite Vision and Verse.

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2015 Batemans Bay Writers Festival launched: Photos

2015 Batemans Bay Writers Festival launched: Photos Batemans Bay Writers Festival treasurer James Henningham, events and program coordinator Marion Roubos-Bennett, Eurobodalla mayor Lindsay Brown, secretary Suye Mackenzie and media liaison Sarah Veitch celebrated the launch of the June long weekend festival on Friday night.
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Batemans Bay Writers Festival treasurer James Henningham gives the welcome address at the launch.

Eurobodalla mayor Lindsay Brown officially opens the festival.

Batemans Bay Writers Festival events and program coordinator Marion Roubos-Bennett announces the line-up.

Peter Boys, Marianne Ruffin and Margaret McClintock of Batemans Bay.

Sharyn Saville and John and Fay Ulph of Nelligen.

Mary Clark and Jann Adamson of Batemans Bay and Diana Cody of South Durras.

Joy Poulain and Julie Condon of Batemans Bay.

Batemans Bay Writers Festival committee member Stephanie Williams, information officer and website manager Gary Kellly, and featured author and committee member Rita Wagner.

TweetFacebookThe Rosie Project, had been sold in more than 30 countries and was on Bill Gates’ six books for summer reading list.

Simsion’s sequel, The Rosie Effect, is equally clever and surprising, she said.

“Graeme won the 2012 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript with The Rosie Project, and the novel was the Australian Book Industry Association Book of the Year for 2014,” Ms Roubos-Bennett said.

“To have an author of such international renown is an amazing coup for the festival.”

Indigenous author and playwright Julie Janson, is another stellar addition to the festival line-up.

“Her works include The Crocodile Hotel, an epic story about a young Aboriginal single mother, and a contemporary theatre work The Eyes of Marege, shortlisted for the prestigious Patrick White Award,” Ms Roubos-Bennett said.

“They’ll join one of Australia’s foremost crime fiction writers, Gabrielle Lord, to headline our program.”

Other authors include Jeff Apter, James Bradley, Anne Buist, Paul Brunton, Mark Henshaw, Linda Jaivin, Hannie Rayson and Susan Wyndham.

Ms Roubos-Bennett said that in response to feedback last year, more workshops would be featured in the program, including memoir writing, creative researching and interviewing; a poetry workshopand Wright for Delight, a creative writing workshop with local writer and comic performer Harry Laing.

“I’m also pleased that the festival will see the launch of the Eurobodalla Fellowship of Australian Authors anthology, Flights of Fancy,” she said.

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The Big Dance gives owners thrill of a lifetime

LIAM O’Meara and nine of his mates from the Woodend-Hesket Football Club have a lot to thank Tully Costa for.
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Their syndicate purchased a share in the Danny Curran-trained Tully Costa a few years ago and “have had a ball” ever since.

Their association with Tully Costa led to an email from Curran last year asking the syndicate if they would like a 10 per cent share in an Omaru Force filly. The share cost just $200 and the Woodend boys jumped at it.

That $200 investment turned into a $15,000 collect on Saturday when the filly – The Big Dance – scored a stunning win in the $250,000 VOBIS Gold Rush at Bendigo.

The Big Dance wins the VOBIS Gold Rush.

“I can’t believe it,” O’Meara said after the race.

“We knew she had ability, but to win like that is amazing. For a two-year-old to break the track record is sensational.

“When she raced clear at the top of the straight me and the boys were asking each other if that was really her.

“Danny has done a super job with her. I couldn’t be happier right now.”

The Big Dance costs the syndicate of 10 $50 per week in training fees.

“We got into racing for a bit of fun and we have had a great time with Tully Costa,” O’Meara said.

“She has paid her way for three years and she is the reason we formed this syndicate.

“It looks like we are going to have a lot more fun with The Big Dance.”

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Darcy Tucker named captain of Rebels

SKIPPER: Darcy Tucker has been named North Ballarat Rebels captain. Picture: PAUL CARRACHERHORSHAM Saints star Darcy Tucker has been named North Ballarat Rebels captain for the 2015 TAC Cup under-18 season.
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Tucker’s teammates voted him into the role of skipper through a peer-assessed voting system.

Rebels talent manager Phil Partington described Tucker as a “standout leader” for the club across the pre-season.

“Darcy was a standout on the training track and particularly in his work ethic, he’s a standout for the other players,” he said. “He’s got some natural leadership qualities about him and leading by example is a big one.”

Tucker, 18, is an AFL Academy member and was named in the 2014 All-Australian squad as an underage player.

Partington said a strong leadership group of seven had been appointed, with senior players Josh Webster, Ben Simpson, Joel Cowan and Jacob Hopper included.

Bottom-aged players Todd Lawrence, Jarrod Berry and Connor Byrne are also listed as the Rebels look to develop their leadership base.

The Rebels’ season kicks into action in round two on the road against Geelong Falcons on Saturday.

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