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“World class athlete” signs as lifesaving coach By Ben Triandafillou CURRENT World Iron Woman and Nutri Grain series champion, Harriet Brown, will join the Mornington Life Saving Club as their new Water Coach and Youth Mentor next month. After saying goodbye to the club’s previous coach, John Vains, the Mornington Life Saving Club has designed their next phase of their coaching structure to help their athletes continue to develop and have a mentor under which they can thrive. Mornington Life Saving Club Nipper captain Damian Brice said the club’s main focus is to encourage participation and having someone like Brown gives the Nippers someone to look up to. “We felt Harriet was the right fit for the Mornington Life Saving Club as she is not only a world class athlete and coach, but an enthusiastic motivator and the type of role model that will add enormous value to the lives of our children,” Brice said. “Harriet has a genuine interest in wanting to get to know all of our kids and make a real difference in how they train and help to deliver

on the outcomes they are aiming to achieve individually and as a group.” Following the appointment of Brown, the club has worked together to design a program that utilizes face to face sessions, a feedback and review package and a range of social initiatives that will provide their members with consistent opportunities to develop and interact. The club has also appointed Matt McConnell as Club Coach to assist Brown in executing the program. While Brown will design and oversee the program, McConnell will make sure it is executed on a weekly basis with the assistance of the club’s Age Manager team and their under16s and above instructors. Brice said that McConnell has been a long term and high respected Age Manager who has great knowledge on how to read the surf, so he’ll be perfect for the role. The first Nipper session for the season starts on Sunday 12 November, 10am at Mills Beach. For further details go to morningtonlsc.com.au. Picture: sls.com.au

Centenary Cup draws historic clubs SOME of the oldest bowling clubs on the Mornington Peninsula gathered for the Mornington Bowling Club’s ‘Centenary Cup’ on Thursday 7 September. In celebration of the Mornington Bowling Club’s 100th anniversary, the Sorrento, Rosebud, City of Frankston, Mornington Civic and Mt Martha bowls clubs entered teams into the inaugural event which was held at the Mornington Bowling Club. Each club entered four teams into the two day event, but fittingly it was Mornington that raised the ‘Centenary Cup’ trophy which was presented by club president Ray Metherell and sponsoring partner Kayn Luff. The overall winning team with the highest aggregate over the two days was the Mornington side consisting of Trevor Roberts, David Pumpa, Neil Hayes, and Martin Cheeseman. The first day was won by Mt Martha while the second day was taken out by Sorrento. The event is set to run annually to provide the oldest bowls clubs on the peninsula (Sorrento, Rosebud, City of Frankston and Mornington) with a competitive meeting each year.

Rye runs “your choice” raffle

THE Rye Football Club is running a “your choice” major raffle worth $40,000 this year with 800 tickets up for grabs. The raffle is set to be drawn on Sunday 15 October at RJ Rowley Reserve, Rye with tickets selling for $100. The winning prize is worth $35 000 and is of your choice which could include a boat, a motor vehicle, airfares/ accommodation and more.

Bay views: The view from Mornington Golf Club’s new par three which is ready for play on Saturday. Picture: supplied

Golf club has the “most potential in Australia” By Ben Triandafillou A FORMER Australian professional golfer regards the Mornington Golf Club as the “club with the most potential in Australia”. Mark Allen, who played competitively for 15 years, told the 1116 SEN listeners on Saturday 16 September that the club “has the potential to be something out of this world” with the right amount of funding. The Mornington Golf Club has seen an increase in memberships of nearly 30 per cent since 2015 and this Saturday 7 October they will take their

first step in reaching this “potential” when they open their new 150-metre par three. The land which was once covered in trees and overgrown plantation has taken 18 months to transform into an intriguing hole which now boasts views of the Port Phillip Bay and the city’s skyline. The development has cost less than $100,000 with most of the work being done in house by the club’s course superintendent, Kevin Toebelman, and his team of five full time staff as well as a group of retired members called “Dads Army” who continue to give

Strategy on grass in celebration of Seniors Week IN celebration of Seniors Week, the Mornington Croquet Club is holding an open day with games to watch and coaching sessions on Wednesday 11 October. Croquet is a fascinating game that offers the opportunity of joining in with other people, male and female, on an equal


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footing. It is played all year. Golf croquet has gained huge popularity in recent years. It is a form of the game which allows the beginner to understand the form and basic rules in just a few games. It involves gentle exercise over flat lawns while at the same time requiring strategic thinking. 3 October 2017

The club coaching team headed by Colin Martin encourages people to come to the venue at Civic Reserve Mornington. A croquet mallet will be available for each participant to be used on the day. Flat footwear is essential. To book a free session phone Lynn / Rob on 5975 1041.

up their time each week to help out the club. Mornington Golf Club general manager, Craig Murdoch, said that with the hole receiving such rave reviews we are confident that it will be remembered by members and visitors as one of the best holes on the golf course. “The club is ecstatic about the hole and can’t wait to play it,” Murdoch said. The par three will not only be a major attraction at the club but will also work as a ‘spare hole’ allowing developments to continue on course while

golfers have an undisrupted play. This is just the first phase in the Mornington Golf Club’s master plan with stage two commencing soon. It will involve the relocation of the ninth and 18th greens along with a larger practice putting green and a new 10th tee. “Very exciting things are happening at Mornington Golf Club and with the improvements that have been made and are planning on being made, it really is becoming one of the most progressive clubs on the peninsula,” Murdoch said.

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