Mounties Group Sub Club Annual Report 2018

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Contents Sports Director's Report


Soccer – Junior Mounties

Club Captain's Report


Softball / Tee ball Mounties


CEO Report


Softball State League Mounties


Sports Committee


Table Tennis Mounties

Athletics Mounties


Cricket Mounties


Dolphins Western Districts Interclub Euchre Mounties


Euchre – Social Mounties

12 - 13

Fifties Plus Mounties

14 - 15

Fishing Club Mounties

16 - 17

30 – 31

34 - 35

Toastmasters Mounties


Wanderers Football Mounties


Bowling – Mens Mounties Bowling Club


Bowling – Women’s Harbord Diggers


Chess Harbord Diggers

40 - 41

Cribbage Harbord Diggers


Garden Harbord Diggers


Golf - Seniors Mounties


Golf – Social Mounties


Toastmasters – Daytime Harbord Diggers

44 - 45

Hockey Mounties

20 - 21

Toastmasters – Evening Harbord Diggers

46 - 47

Indoor Bowls Mounties

22 - 23

Bowling – Mens Manly Bowling Club

48 - 49

Joggers Mounties

24 - 25

Bowling – Women’s Manly Bowling Club


Netball Mounties

26 - 27

Bocce Triglav


Rugby League Mounties


All Sports Club Italia

52 - 53

Snooker Mounties


Sub Club Contacts

54 - 55

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Sports Director's REPORT It has been another busy year especially with Mounties Group celebrating its 50-year anniversary. It is an achievement that all Sub Club members should take pride in as the club itself was built to support the social and sporting needs of the community.

This year, several Sub Clubs including Rugby League, Junior Soccer, Cricket, Netball, Fishing, Social Golf, Euchre and Table Tennis celebrate 50-years on the sporting field. The 2018 year has been very successful in sport with numerous Sub Clubs participating in finals and grand finals, well done to all. Mounties Group Sub Clubs have always been an advocate for several community initiatives and this year is no different. A new program titled ‘Try Time’ was introduced by Jenny McNevin, Narelle Mostowyj and members of the Junior Rugby League Sub Club for children, teenagers and adults with special needs and intellectual disabilities who are interested in playing Rugby League. It was put forth to the Sports Committee through Jenny McNevin and then submitted to the Board whom unanimously supported the proposition. The program was so successful that it has gained interest amongst other clubs in the area. It is so rewarding to see these players enjoy the game. The Try Time team Coaches Graeme and Tony showed great support and encouraged every player throughout the season. Other Subs Clubs including Men's Lawn Bowls also showed their community support through partaking in various campaigns such as Bowls for Bales in support of the country's drought relief initiatives. The Stewart House is another organisation profiting from donations of sporting equipment and clothing from numerous Mounties Group Sub Clubs. Thank you to all who have been ambassadors for Mounties Group over the years, without your efforts as volunteers this would not have been possible.


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I would also like to thank the members of the Sports Committee; Tom Murphy, Leon Hansen, Jenny McNevin, Dawn Kelly, and Lyn King for all their efforts and support in the past sporting year. Over the past year or so our sister club on the Northern Beaches, Harbord Diggers has undergone a major refurbishment to become the first state of the art intergenerational living complex. Thank you to all the Subs Clubs on the Northern Beaches for your patience and support throughout the development process. The annual Sub Club presentation is coming up on 26 October at Club Italia and I am looking forward to another fantastic night recognising the greatest achievements from 2018. Finally, I would like to thank everyone for their support this year and wish you all goodluck for the 2019 season.

LORRAINE DEAN Sports Director

club captain's REPORT It’s time again for the yearly report, where has this year gone!

Sport is a game of competition and for this reason there are winners and losers in every game. However, sport shouldn’t be about whether you win or lose but about the challenges and experiences that we learn from the game that help us grow. Our Sub Club members have had a great year creating memories and making new friends with new members. The Terry Jackson Shield was back this year and it was two days of great fun with eight teams (combined) competing in the four indoor sports. Again, this year we have had some members pass away. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families and they will forever be remembered.

I would like to express gratitude to the Board of Directors and Sports Committee of Mounties Group for all their efforts during the year, it is much appreciated. I would like to give a big welcome to our new Sub Club officer Omega Octavia and thank her for all her hard work and efforts since joining us this year. Thank you to all the Sub Club members for your support and friendship throughout the many years in sport, and for many more to come. Yours in sport,

DAWN KELLY Club Captain

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A WORD FROM OUR CEO Congratulations on yet another successful year in sport. The fact that we have so many members representing Mounties in their various sporting pursuits is a ringing endorsement to the fact that the club is actively involved in “connecting people with community”.

2018 saw another significant contribution to sport totalling $3.32m. More than half of that amount was spent on grass roots sport, played by amateurs, on local sporting fields. Mounties is well known for its efforts around the support of sport at all levels, and whilst we do participate at, or near the top of many sports, it has been our focus to provide all our representatives a pathway to the top, if that is their interest. Of course, we have a responsibility to support our members and their sporting goals. That is one very important way we engage with them. In many cases the financial commitment is the greater part of our support for sport, however, at many levels we also provide operational support. Our Sports Administration Manager, Rugby League Coordinator and Football Coordinator are all part of that support, and I congratulate and thank them for their efforts. I should also acknowledge the commitment of the many mums and dads who volunteer their time to facilitate the playing of sport by all manner of players, who, I have no doubt would also thank them for their efforts.


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Sport continues to grow within our membership, as well as grow our membership. It’s a big part of Mounties ongoing success. EVERY YEAR, MORE THAN 2,500 MOUNTIES MEMBERS PARTICIPATE IN MORE THAN 25 SUB CLUBS. It’s that commitment which underpins the great success that Mounties enjoys in its local communities. We’re here to give you the best opportunity to play sport at the highest level you can. Congratulations and thanks to all who have been a part of the journey over the past year. Particularly, Club Captain Dawn Kelly and Assistant Club Captain Lyn King, who have provided great support to Sports Director Lorraine Dean and her fellow members of the Sports Committee. These people have unselfishly given their time to ensure that Mounties remains relevant in sport. Lorraine has consistently managed sports administration at Sub Club and Board level for many years now. On behalf of the members, thank you Lorraine and your team for the combined efforts over the past year.

GREG PICKERING Chief Executive Officer

Sports cOMMITTEE Thank you once again to the Sports Committee for your tireless efforts in administering and providing support and services to Mounties Group’s Sporting Clubs in 2017/18.

DAWN KELLY Club Captain

LORRAINE DEAN Sports Director

LYN KING Assistant Sub Club Captain




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ATHLETICS Mounties Mounties Athletics had some outstanding representative results this year.

December 2017 NSW Relay Championships ● 3 rd 120+ Men’s 4x100 December 2017 NSW Club Championships ● 1 st Christopher Brack 50+ 100m, 200m and 400m ● 2 nd Holly Bender open 100m (new PB) ● 2nd Shaun Wearne 30+ 100m and 200m ● 2nd Darren Hughes 50+ 200m and 3rd in 100m ● 3rd Rod Rushton 40+ 200m ● 3rd Sylvette Wearne 50+ 80m hurdles and 100m Hunter Track Classic ● 1st Christine Wearne open 100m NSW Championships ● 3rd Holly Bender open 200m Round 7 Treloar Shield ● 1st Holly Bender open 100m ● 1st Chris Brack 50+ 100m & 200m ● 2nd Darren Hughes 50+ 100m Illawarra Track Classic ● 1st Holly Bender open 60m & 100m ● 1st Darren Hughes 50+ 60m ● 1st Chris Brack 50+ 400m ● 2nd Chris Brack 50+ 60m Holly Bender and Christine Wearne both represented the Club at the Australian Championships and Commonwealth Games qualifier in February. At the Oceania Masters Championships in Dunedin, Robyn Suttor in the 55’s came 1st in the short hurdles, 2nd in 60m, 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay 150-194, and 3rd in 400m. NSW Masters Championships obyn Suttor 55-59 – 1st 300m hurdles, 2nd 60m and 3rd 80m ●R hurdles and 100m ● Darren Hughes 55-59 – 1st 60m, 2nd 400m lison White 50-54 – 2nd Triple Jump, 3rd Weight Throw and ●A Hammer Throw


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● Sylvette Wearne 50-54 – 2nd 80m hurdles ●S haun Wearne 30-34 – 3rd 100m Weights Championships Wollongong ●A lison White 50-54 - 1st Heavy Weight Pentathlon NSW Throws Pentathlon Championships ●A lison White – 1st in 50+ Australian Masters Championships Perth ●D arren Hughes 55-59 – 1st 200m 2nd 60, 3rd 100m, and 1st in the NSW 40-99 Relay, Darren was also selected to run in the Champion of Champions race.

Congratulations to Paul Howcroft who was awarded Life Membership with the Senior Athletics Club this year. In May we held our AGM and selected the Committee for 2018/2019. ● President: Joe Sacca ● Vice President & Publicity: Fiona Byrne ● Secretary: Ralph Burkhardt ● Treasurer: Paul Howcroft ● Club Captain: Brad Linton ● Registrar, Records & Ranking: Darlene Burkhardt

●R obyn Suttor 55-59 – 1st Pole Vault, 3rd 200m

● Liaison: Sameer Kunwar

Athletics held their 2017-2018 season presentation in June. Congratulations to all our members and to the major award winners:

● General Committee: Rob Cassilles and Chris Bartimote

●R epresentative Athlete of the Year: Robyn Suttor ●R epresentative PB Award: Shaun Wearne ●R epresentative PB Runner Up: Holly Bender ●S ocial PB Award: David Armen ●S ocial PB Runner Up: Fiona Byrne ● 5 Year Membership Pin: Christopher Brack, Holly Bender, Darren Hughes, Rod Rushton, Sylvette Wearne and Bradley Wearne.

We held our 2018/2019 registrations in August and are looking forward to the year to come. We would like to thank Mounties Group, the Directors and the Sports Committee for their support throughout the year. Anyone interested in joining Athletics can contact Ralph Burkhardt on 0403 063 616, or email For more detailed results from the 2017-18 season, find us on facebook/MountiesAthleticsClub

FIONA BYRNE Vice President & Publicity Officer

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cricket mounties Cricket Season 2017-2018 has come and gone, and it was a very exciting year for the Cricket Club as we celebrated our 50-year anniversary (1968-2018).

All junior and senior teams made the semi-finals. Unfortunately, the under 12’s, 4th Grade and 6th Grade teams all lost in the grand finals.

Sydney Shires ● 1 st Grade made it back to back premiers ● 5 th Grade Tim Greer Cup also won the premiership for the 1st time. At our Junior Cricket Presentation the special guest was Australian fast bowler Josh Hazelwood and at the Senior Presentation we had fast bowler Sean Abbott as well as former players Lenny Pascoe and the great Dug Walters. This season all the players are proudly wearing a baggy cap


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which was gifted from our mother club, Mounties to the Cricket Club celebrating their 50-year anniversary. By the time this report goes to print we will be into our 4th round of our 2018-2019 regular season. Before signing off from around the grounds, I would personally like to thank the Board of Directors, Sports Committee and the Management Team for all their continuous support over the past 50-years and hope we will be here in another 50-years. Remember if you cannot participate in a sport be a sport! From the cricket pitch,

JOHN ARACO President

Dolphins Western Districts Interclub Euchre Mounties Mounties ‘Dolphins’ represent Mounties in the Western Districts Interclub Euchre (WDICE) competition. The Mounties ‘Dolphins’ team won the competition last year.

The team for 2018 is: ● Carl Hegney (Captain)

● Greg Henry

● Kerry Mesic

● Allison Bullivant

● Bridgette Logan

● Les Morris

● Lorraine Byrne

● Bronwyn Logan

● Barbara Williams

● Ray Grace

● Malcolm Logan

There were 10 teams competing in the competition this year. We play these teams twice through the competition. The teams competing were: ● Blacktown Workers

● Easts Kingswood Sports

● Toongabbie Sports

● Cabramatta Bowling Club

● Penrith Panthers

● Wentworthville Leagues

● Club Merrylands

● St Marys Band Club

● West Diamonds and Mounties ‘Dolphins’

The team has done well in the competition this year although we dropped to 4th place after the last game which we played on 20 September. We have won 7 games, drawn 6, lost 5 and had 4 byes. The finals will be held on 4 October. Congratulations to Mounties ‘Dolphins’ on all the great achievements accomplished this year. Compliments also go out to Greg Henry who was the ‘Dolphins’ highest scoring aggregate player. Go Mounties ‘Dolphins’!

CARL HEGNEY Captian Mounties Dolphins

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Social Euchre Mounties Mounties Social Euchre is played every Wednesday night at 7.30pm. Our numbers average twenty per night.

2018 Committee

President: Carl Hegney Vice President: Barbara Williams Secretary: Anne Ryan Treasurer: Barbara Moxey Committee Persons: Ray Grace and Marge Roberts

2018 Champions

Men’s winner: Ray Grace Men’s runner up: Carl Hegney Lady’s winner: Barbara Moxey Lady’s runner up: Barbara Williams

Monthly Winners 2017 July Mens: Ray Grace Ladies: Barbara Williams 2017 August Mens: Carl Hegney Ladies: Barbara Williams 2017 September Mens: Ray Grace Ladies: Joan Black 2017 October Mens: Ray Grace Ladies: Anne Ryan 2017 November Mens: Barry El worthy and Ray Grace Ladies: Joan Black


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2017 December Mens: Barry Elworthy Ladies: Mac Matara 2018 January Mens: Ray Grace Ladies: Bridgette Logan and Mac Matara 2018 February Mens: Barry Elworthy Ladies: Kerry Mesic 2018 March Mens: Barry Elworthy Ladies: Barbara Moxey 2018 April Mens: Les Morris Ladies: Mac Matara 2018 May Mens: Ray Marshall Ladies: Anne Ryan 2018 June Mens: Barry Elworthy Ladies: Barbara Moxey and Barbara Williams The Social Euchre Club had their 50th anniversary this year. We celebrated with a formal dinner and received new Sub Club shirts and celebratory pens. The food was great, and everyone had a wonderful evening. Our 2018/2019 year has begun, and we hope all our members continue to enjoy good games of euchre.

ANNE RYAN Secretary

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Fifties Plus Mounties It was another great year filled with trips, adventures, experiences and laughter!

September 2017 Leisure trip down to Bowral. Once we were there we visited beautiful gardens full of tulips.

October 2017 Our first stop of the trip was at the Nurrangingy Reserve for morning tea. The Nurrangingy is a bushland reserve of more than 84 hectares and offers picnic and barbecue areas, children's playgrounds, bush walking tracks, formal garden areas, the Chang Lai Yuan Chinese Gardens, a water splash area, picturesque lake and water spray. After Nurrangingy we continued to Windsor where we hopped aboard the Hawkesbury Paddlewheeler to cruise through the Hawkesbury River. We enjoyed a delightful lunch whist being entertained by some musicians.

November 2017 Cherry season had begun and so this month we headed to Limekilns Cherry Farm at Bathurst to pick cherries. On the way there we stopped at Queen Elizabeth Park for morning tea. After a few hours of picking had gone by, we then headed to Panthers Bathurst for lunch.

which are also being restored. It was a wonderful day out exploring the town.

April 2018 This month we set off to the Wombeyan Caves. The Wombeyan Caves are caves that have formed in marble, in the Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve, New South Wales. The caves are a maze of underground passages, streams, and caverns and are also a reserve for endangered species, such as several species of wallaby, bird, possum, and wombat. On the way to the caves we stopped at the Taralga Hotel for a delicious lunch.

May 2018 In May we went on a 7-day holiday to Melbourne where we visited the Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges and Phillip Island. This region, located to the east of Melbourne, can be divided into two separate areas - the Dandenong Ranges, where Melbourne's leafy eastern suburbs meet the mountains and forests, and the Yarra Valley, Victoria's oldest wine region.

December 2017

We had an orientation coach tour of the inner city and a range of sightseeing activities including a Yarra River Cruise, rode the Puffing Billy through the Dandenongs (The Puffing Billy Railway is a 2 ft 6 in narrow gauge heritage railway in the Dandenong Ranges) and saw the little penguins on Phillip Island.

Our last event of the year was a celebration of the Fifties Plus 23rd Birthday and Christmas Party.

June 2018

January 2018 We started off the year watching two shows, Wizard of Oz and Beautiful, both fantastic shows.

February 2018 This month we visited a little town called Morpeth. Morpeth is a suburb of the city of Maitland in the Hunter Region of New South Wales which used to be the main river port. It is home to National Trust-listed colonial buildings and a fascinating heritage walk that includes the famous bakehouse where the Arnott’s family biscuit dynasty began. We had plenty of time exploring this little town.

March 2018 The stage show Mamma Mia was our first outing in March. The second was the historical mining town of Joadja, now in ruins, in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, in Wingecarribee Shire. Joadja still has a lot of original buildings,


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It was a Sunday well spent on the T.S.M.V. Gunnamatta cruising from Cronulla to Audley exploring the Port Hacking River beautiful waterway.

July 2018 Our Christmas in July trip is always a festive day out. This year went to Battai Barn, a dance hall offering roast-meat set menus, plus live bands and bush dancing.

August 2018 This month we visited the Elizabeth Farm in Rosehill which is a Historical estate and museum featuring a colonial bungalow with a verandah and 1830s-style garden. We also visited the NSW Lancers Memorial Museum in Parramatta. There are many colourful and interesting relics being preserved in the Museum. They include uniforms (some of which date from last century), equipment, saddlery, weapons, photographs, paintings, banners, trophies, etc. It’s always good to learn a little about our history.

September 2018 Wildwood Gardens at Bilpin in the Blue Mountains was our first stop this month, where we always get greeted with a wonderful morning tea before viewing their extensive gardens. We then headed to Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens for lunch. Getting there early gave us a chance to stroll through the gardens. It was a picture-perfect day. Our club tries to make everyone feel welcome. Holidays can

be paid off in installments, making it easier for many people to come along. If there is anyone wanting to join the club, please contact Pat Soulie on 02 6904 2372. Our meetings are held on the first Sunday of each month starting at 11.30am., except September due to Father’s Day.

VALERIE ORGAN Publicity Officer

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Fishing Mounties 2018 another successful and memorable year for the Mounties Fishing Club, as the club celebrated it's 50-year anniversary.

The continuing reign of the Interclub Championship title against Bankstown Fishing Club. Rifit Hadzic defending his title as the Club Champion and the many successful fishing trips that were run allowing a good catch of many species of fish with on a few trips had visits from whales and dolphins.

2018 Highlights

TOP 10 FISHO’S OF THE YEAR ● Rifet Hadzic

● Tan Nguyen

● Nino Cucchiaro

● Sam Fou

Interclub Competition (February 2018 –March 2018)

● Bill Razmovski

● Nick Samson

Mounties Fishing Club claimed victory in the Interclub Championship against Bankstown Fishing Club retaining the title for another year. Mounties Fishing Club had a total of 303.75 points to Bankstown Fishing Club having a total of 244.8 points. Points are calculated on species and weight of fish.

● Richard Karlo

● Vi Lam

● Vince Cantarella

● Mario Cammilleri

A big congratulations to the members of Mounties Fishing Club who helped with this achievement and represented the club with high standards including Mario Camilleri, Rifet Hadzic, Sam Fou, Vince Canterella, Richard Moore, Tan Nguyen, Richard Karlo, Colin O’Rourke and Nick Samson. Tan Nguyen caught the largest fish for February, a Flathead at 0.76kg. Sam Fou caught the largest fish and biggest bag for March, largest fish being a Morwong 1.81kg and the biggest bag weight of 6.55kg. Also, a big thank you to the Bankstown Fishing Club for the continuing support of the friendly rivalry of the Interclub Competition. Club Championship Results – 2017-18 Season Over the year of the fishing season, fish caught are then weighed and respective points are allocated depending on the species. All weigh-ins are done back at shore by the trip captains. The trip captains are volunteers making sure all club trips run smoothly and all points recorded. The members of the Mounties Fishing Club would like to thank all trip captains for their contributions over the year. Congratulations to the following champions showing that their fishing skills excel in getting such a high achievement. Club Champion: Rifet Hadzic with 862 points Club Runner-up, U55’s Champion: Nino Cucchiaro with 800 points Senior Runner-up: Bill Razmovksi with 592 points U55’s Runner-up: Vince Canatrella with 522 points Biggest fish: Snapper 3.17kg caught by Meho Camdzic


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A special mention to Rifet Hadzic in continuing to keep reign of the Club Championship title.

opportunities to drop in a line and see what’s down below whilst you enjoy a nice day on the water with other members.

Ranking points are calculated using 8 of the best scores over the course of 12 months, commitment in attending fishing trips every month is key in achieving high scores. Congratulations to all who attended fishing trips, even though you may not be in the top 10 you have contributed in making the Mounties Fishing Club one of the best.

Trips for members cost $60 for adults and $25 for juniors. Monthly meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month at 8.00pm at the Mounties Club, Mount Pritchard.

The 2018 – 2019 Fishing season in now underway, we have had a mixed start to the year with the change of seasons giving us unfavorable sea conditions. As the weather becomes warmer and the fish start head back to our warmer waters we should see some good catches! Mounties Fishing Club hold three trips each month leaving from Kiama and Wollongong Harbours. The club allows for many

New members are always welcomed to join in with membership as low as $6.00. Woman and juniors are urged to give it a go. For more information please contact Warren Rankin on (02) 9600 8061, or visit our Facebook page at mountiesfc for the latest information on what’s happening with the Fishing Club. Tight Lines everyone!

ANDREW VASSALLO Publicity Officer

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sENIOR goLF Mounties The Seniors Golf Club has had a great year in 2018 as our membership numbers have increased from last year.

It was a struggle to play on the fields this year as many golf courses had little or no grass because of the dry weather. Although that didn’t discourage any of the golfers, they played in any conditions. We played our game away at Calderwood for our Country Cup down south coast in February and we had 32 players staying at Warilla Sports Club overnight. The winner for the day was Les Pittman.

The A Grade Championship scratch was won by Rodger Stuart, he just keeps on winning, the handicapper hasn’t caught up with him yet. Runner-up was our treasurer Alen Gallard. The B Grade Championship scratch was won by Rick Easom and the runner up was Derek Phillips. Every year the Golf Club holds the Chris Murphy Memorial at Royal Fairfield Golf Course playing the Canadian Two-Ball event. Both Derek Phillips and Peter Rae won this event.

We were lucky the course and the greens at Calderwood where in magnificent shape.

The A Grade Championship nett winner was Rodger Stuart and the Runner up was Jeff Taylor

Our point scorer award for the year was won by Derek Phillips. Derek proves that the older you get the better player you become! Derek is 85 years young still playing like a teenager!

The B Grade nett winner was Derek Phillips and the Runner-up was Rick Easom.

We played four rounds of match play games. The winner was Rodger Stuart and runner-up was Peter Rae. Our two-ball championship which was played over four rounds proved Terry Smith and John Codner as winners. They led all the way and could not be beaten, bearing in mind Terry is our handicapper. Runners up were Aub Gibbs And Rick Easom.


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Our Club Champion for 2018 was Rodger Stuart, taking the baton from Fred Vella last year. We like to encourage more members to play with us. The only qualification required is that you must be over 55 years old and be available to play on Tuesday morning at 6.30am to 7.00am.

LOU TROFA Secretary

SocIAL gOLF mounties Congratulations to Sam Salanitro and Peter Mohr won the 4BBB Drawn Partners event at Campbelltown GC on 14 October 2018.

The final round of the Summer Shield Stableford event was played at Macquarie Link GC on 11 October 2018 and won by David Mohr (A grade) and George Stamedes (B grade). The final round of the 4BBB Own Partners event was played at Georges River GC on 15 April 2018 and won by Sieng Pang & Khai Tran. The final round of Club Championship was played at Studley Park GC 27 May 2018 and won by Tim Summers, John Ioane (A grade) and Phillip Occhiuto (B grade). The final round of the Match Play event was played at Cabramatta GC 26 August 2018. It was won by Sieng Pang and the runner-up was David Mohr. The final round of Repercharge was played at Leonay GC and won by Alex Childs. The runner-up was Peter Stanton. The final round of Life Membership event was played at Campbelltown GC 23 September 2018 and won by Alex Childs. The runner-up was Sam Salanitro.

SIENG PANG Publicity Officer

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hOCKEY Mounties 2018 was a big year for Mounties Hockey Club. A new President was appointed and we would like to thank the outgoing President Jacqui Fletcher for the work she put in to build the Club.

2018 was another year of growth with the club fielding 14 teams in all. With growth come new challenges, especially with multiple teams at various age groups and how to best grade or select for that challenge. It’s a nice problem to have and shows that we are going from strength to strength. As a new President, I would like to thank all those experienced hands on the Committee who have helped with advice and history as how we do things and why. I would also like to thank and welcome the new faces to the Committee. From a club perspective, Mounties had a brilliant season fielding teams from U7 to seniors. 7 of those teams made it through to their finals series and 4 of those went on to play grand final games. Mounties won the first 3 finals of the grand final weekend. What a Friday night that was, U15 Junior, U18 Girls and U18 Boys all in one night; A fantastic clean sweep! Our A Grade ladies fought valiantly the following day in their final but eventually succumbed to tough opposition. Still, 3 wins from 4 in a finals series is a fantastic result. Once again our dedicated bunch of coaches and managers worked tirelessly this year. In particular I would like to draw attention to four junior coaches who stepped up to coach for the first time this year. Angie Smith coached our U13 Gold, Aleksa Stamenkovic our U13 Black and Jemma and Hayden Murray who coached our U9 Black team. It’s great to see our older juniors stepping up into the coaching role. To play hockey we need officials and I would also like to thank our umpires who made themselves available so that we can all play this game we love so much. Thank you to Jade Callander, Frank Hirka, Abbie Moss, Daniel Moussa, Sebastian Moussa, Carson Plumridge, Angie Smith and Blade Williams. Also a big thank you to the umpires who assisted us with our busy schedule; Karen Lynch, Lisa and Ash Clinch, Travis Cartsens and Laura Thompson. One of the great aspect of playing hockey at Mounties is the fact that we play all our games at the same venue; Macarthur Hockey Complex in Narellan. It’s great that we can support other age groups and that younger players gain more experience by helping out or playing up into the higher ages. Parents love it too as they only have one venue to go to each week.


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To list all the achievements of our many talented juniors and seniors would take a book in itself, but suffice to say we have had players represent at nearly every age group in representative teams at association and state level, from our brilliant young U11's who competed for Metro South West Hockey Association (MSWHA) at the U11 development carnivals, to representation at school level (both regional and state). So many of our juniors competed at State Championships for MSWHA from U13's through to U18's. Finally, just to highlight the depth of talent we have at the club, I’d like to point out the following players who represented in State or National teams this year. I think a great example of how much talent we have at the club is the fact that at the U18 Outdoor National Championships this year 8 Mounties players attended. To have players selected into 1 Australian Championship Carnival is an outstanding achievement.

Tyson Allwright

Daniel Moussa

● U15 ACT State Team

● U18 NSW Blues State Team

Monique Ball

● Open NSW Combined High Schools Team

● U18 TAS Indoor Team

Hayden Murray

Natasha Ball

● NSW PSSA State Team

● U18 NSW Blues State Team

Angie Smith

Jade Callander

● U18 NSW Indoor Team (Gold at Nationals)

● U18 NSW State Team (Gold at Nationals)

● U18 NSW Blues State Team

●U 21 NSW State Team

● Open NSW Combined High Schools Team

● U21 NSW AAAP Squad

● U16 Australian All Schools Team (Toured South Africa)

● Open NSW Combined High Schools Team

Aden Smith

Rebecca Garzaniti

● U18 NSW Indoor (Silver at Nationals)

● U18 NSW Blues State Team

● U18 NSW State Team

Issac McGregor

● U21 NSW Blues Team

● U18 NSW Indoor Team (shadow)

● Selected into Australian Futures Program

● U18 ACT State Team

Jakob McGregor

Thank you once again to all of our players, parents, coaches and managers for another great season and a warm thanks to the team at Mounties Club for their generous support of all we do. Thank you also to the members of our other Sub Clubs who have been generous in their support and advice. I wish you all happy holidays and hope to see you all again next year.

● U18 ACT Indoor Team

Go Mounties!

● Open NSW Combined Schools Team ●O pen Australian All Schools Team (shadow)

● U18 ACT State Team ● U21 ACT State Team


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INDOOR BOWLS Mounties We have had an extremely busy 2018 with the Club and State Competitions being well attended and extremely competitive with a few unexpected results.

The results from the State Competition are as follows: ● Tom Murphy: ¼ mixed pairs, ¼ mixed pairs ● Jennifer Sargent: ¼ mixed fours, ¼ mixed fours ● Yen Tran: Final Ladies pairs ¼ mixed fours ● Barbara Swan: ¼ mixed pairs ● Geoff Owen: ¼ mixed fours and mixed pairs ● Thi Nguyen: Final ladies’ pairs ● Domenic Leto: ¼ mixed fours These players have done exceptionally well in their quest for a place in the NSW team. The NSW team was chosen in June and the players below were selected from our clubs. ● Tom Murphy ● Barbara Swan ● Mien Eng Tang ● Domenic Leto ● Kerry Vial ● Lilly Psaila ● Claire Woodley (unavailable due to illness) The Australian Championships were held in Caloundra, Queensland in August and our team won up to 3 gold medals and a bronze from Kerry Vial from the Southern Districts. The Club Championships have been held throughout the year and results are as follows: ● Men’s Singles: Tom Murphy, Barry Letton ● Women’s Singles: Yen Tram, Jennifer Sargent ●M en’s Pairs: Irwin Hammacher, Geoff Owen, John La Palma R/V, Milton Sargent ●M ixed Pairs: Barry Letton, Jenny Tran, Teresa Luong, Sid Crestani We also had our very successful trip to Goulburn. Our Memorial Triples will be held on 28 October and 4 November 2018. We will also have the Australian Trials to select the test team in late January 2019. State games for the Australian Championships are held in Mount Gambier South Australia 2019, and will start with the mixed fours on 11 November.


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If you are interested in playing Indoor Bowls, we have practice with coaches every Wednesday at 9:30am in the ‘champions’ area. We also have a competition day every Thursday starting at 10:00am which is well attended with an average of 36 people. We also have plenty of mats and bowls as everyone is welcome. If you would require any assistance, please contact myself on 0451 117 017 or Milton Sargent on 02 4677 2222.

GEOFF OWEN Publicity Officer

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jOGGERS Mounties Our members have participated in a variety of competitions and fun runs throughout the year.

Mark Privitera ran in the City2Surf in August. Mark came 169th in his age group with 1:04.06. Doug Read ran in the Sydney Marathon, Cathy Cox ran in the State Half Marathon, Wendy Bozzetto ran in Blackmore’s 10km and volunteered at Fisher’s Ghost Run, and Grahame Roper ran in the Blackmore’s 10km. Several runners also ran in various parkrun events throughout the year. We held our Christmas party at the Audley Weir in the Royal National Park and had a run at Coogee Sculptures By the Sea in October and Cronulla in May.

It was a tightly contested battle for the Club Championship this year. The Men’s title was won by Bruno Pezzuto and the women’s winner was Chooi Tang. Place


Points Women’s



Bruno Pezzuto


Chooi Tang



Mark Privitera


Wendy Bozzeto



David Armen


Cathy Cox

41 38 35


Grahame Roper


Valerie & Valda Organ


Jim Vassiliou


Nathalie Armen




We presented Distance Badges this year to:

September 2017


Nathalie Armen

● Valda Organ - 300km

October 2017


Chooi Tang

November 2017


David Armen

● Valerie Organ - 300km

December 2017


Mark Privitera

January 2018


Jim Vassiliou

February 2018


Bruno Pezzuto

March 2018


Eshaya Nona

April 2018


Eshaya Nona

May 2018


Bruno Pezzuto

June 2018


Bruno Pezzuto

July 2018


Bruno Pezzuto

August 2018


Bruno Pezzuto

The Four-Season novelty race is held on the first Sunday of the new season, which is a “guess your time” individual or relay race. Month



Spring 2017

6.6km relay

Grahame Roper & Nathalie Armen

Summer 2017

6.6km relay

Eddy Rogers & Cathy Cox

Autumn 2018

6.6km relay

Jim Vassiliou & Chris Harris

Winter 2018

6.6km relay

David Armen & Chooi Tang

Spring 2018

6.6km relay

Valerie Organ & Valda Organ


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● Fiona Byrne - 400km Welcome to the new members for the year and we hope to meet more next year. We would like to thank the Mounties Group, the Directors and the Sports Committee for their support throughout the year. For more detailed results from the 2017-18 season, find us on facebook/MountiesJoggers. Join us for a run or walk on Sunday mornings, 7.00am at Haigh Park off Bridges Road, Moorebank.

FIONA BYRNE Publicity Officer

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NETBALL Mounties Mounties Netball Celebrates 50-years this year and started off the season by winning the March Past on the opening day of the Liverpool City Competition. Players led the march dressed in uniforms worn throughout the 50-years of Netball at Mounties.

In 2018 Mounties Netball Committee remained the same as last year: ● President: Debbie Brown (and Coaching Coordinator) ● Senior Vice President: Susan Tepsa






Senior Cadets A 3rd

Semi Finalists


Junior - 15A

Minor Premiers

● Junior Vice President: Wendy Soulie



Junior – 15B


Grand Finalists

● Secretary: Lyn King


Junior - 14A


Grand Finalists

●A ssistant Secretary: Merna Shaddad (and Umpires Coordinator)


Junior - 14B


Grand Finalists


Junior - 13B



● Treasurer: Melissa King


Junior - 12A



● Recorder: Kelly Murphy


Junior – 12B


Semi Finalists


Junior – 12C


Semi Finalists


Junior – 11B




Junior – 10A

Minor Premiers



Junior – 10B


Grand Finalists


Junior – 10C


Semi Finalists

This season we saw Mounties Netball Club field 28 teams in the 2018 Liverpool City Netball Association (LCNA) Competition which commenced on April 7. The 28 teams comprised of 5 Netta-ball, 16 Junior, 2 Senior Cadet and 5 Senior teams. Our Club achieved great results this year from our Netta-ball teams to the competition teams. The 7 and 8 years Netta teams played non-competition games, had lots of fun whilst at the same time learning and improving their basic netball skills with the NetSetGo program. The two 9 -year-old teams played full competition rules, although did not officially score (but I am sure all the parents and coaches knew how many goals each team scored) in preparation for competition games in the following year. In the competition teams, from 10 -year old to seniors, we had 13 out of 23 reaching the semi-final round at the end of the season competition. By grand final day, which was held on Saturday 8 September, we had 7 teams competing. A fantastic result from all the teams over the season and congratulations to the 3 Premiership teams, 2 who were undefeated.

We would like to congratulate the following Mounties Netball Club players who represented LCNA at the 2018 NSW State Age Netball Championships held July 7-9 at Liverpool City Netball Association (hosting the Championship division): 12 Years – 6th Place - Unique Pritchard 13 Years - Champions - Karoline Fasavalu, Fausita Hehea & Lindsay Tui 14 Years - 2nd Place - Ana Kailahi & Jamin Tikeri with Dayla Tikeri (Assistant Coach) 15 Years - Undefeated Champions - Anastasia Afoa with Ashley Valeni (Assistant Coach) Karoline Fasavalu was voted MVP for the 13 years LCNA representative side. During the season the following players were members of a squad that participated in carnivals leading up to State Age. 11 years Development Squad; Emily Barkho, Tamyra Smith and Annie Tui with Co-coach Debbie Brown and Manager Leah Brown. We have also had 3 of our regular umpires successfully obtain their National C umpires accreditation this year. As a result, we would like to congratulate Kayla Brown, Sarah Cantero and Gabrielle Mangion.


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At our annual presentations, held in October, we had 27 members recognised for their continuous service to Mounties Netball Club.

SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENTS 5 Years’ Service Markayla Butler Anne-Maree Dinte Meralynne Dinte Janine Ellis Elise Fordham Fausita Hehea Alyson Jewell-Romeo Tabitha Lopes Mark Mearns Chiara Miceli Krystal O’Hara Iliiliana Palu Samantha Ryan-Garnsey Priya Sami Haley Simmons

Shauntice Smith Tamyra Smith Anabelle Su Cassandra Su Vivian Su Taliah Whareaitu

and give our members the opportunity to play the great game of netball. For information on registration dates for 2019 and all other Mounties Netball news, please visit our website: www. or become a fan on Facebook

LYN KING Publicity Officer

10 Years’ Service Angel Akil Donna Bartolo Karla Soulie Hannah Soulie Libby Soulie 30 Years’ Service Melissa King

We also would like to congratulate the following members who were the recipients of the following perpetual awards for 2018: AWARD


Rising Star

Anastasia Afoa

Joy Wilson Memorial

Selena Romeo

John Whiteley Memorial

Karoline Fasavalu

Cath Penning Achievement

Hannah Della Porta

Mt Pritchard Community

Dawn Tui


Keeley Myles

Club Spirit

Karen Cooper

Coaches Achievement

Terina Gallagher

Umpires Encouragement

Tiana Romeo

A trivia night, with silent auctions, a big raffle and fun games as well as the trivia questions was held to help celebrate our 50th Anniversary. Susan Pettitt was a special guest at the Netta and Junior Presentations and all the Life Members were invited to the Senior presentation. The Netball Club would like to congratulate our newest Life Member, Debbie Brown. Debbie joined Mounties in 2002 and has been a player, umpire and coach as well as holding various committee and executive positions since 2008 and is currently the President. Lastly, Mounties Netball Club Committee would like to extend a special thank you to all our coaches, managers, players, umpires, parents, and supporters who have given their valuable time and effort over the year – you are all truly amazing and without you we would not be able to run the club

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Rugby League Mounties Mounties Rugby League for 2018 is now complete in what was deemed to be a successful year for the club. The main aim for the Mounties RLFC in 2018 was “to be the Rugby League Club that every Rugby League person wants to be at.” The aim was to attract both players and officials to the club and make this a great place to play at now and in the future. After the successful season in 2018, Mounties is well on its way in achieving this goal.

This year the club fielded teams from U6’s through to U23’s, Girls League Tag, Try Time, Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership, Jersey Flegg, Ron Massy Cup and Intrust Super Premiership. In 2018, Rugby League could not be stronger within Mounties. All teams competed outstanding on the field.

Pickering for their continued support of Rugby League.

In the Junior Rugby League, 19 teams competed in the Parramatta District competition. 6 teams competed in the final series with 4 making the grand finale. Under 14.2’s won the Premiership.

To all of the above mentioned, you people make Rugby League survive at Mounties. Your hard work and dedication over the years ensures all players take to the field each game.

In the Senior Rugby League, the four teams made the final series with 3 out of the 4 finishing in the top four. The Ron Massey and ISP made week 2 of the final series, the Jersey Flegg were one game off the Grand Final and the Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership team won the Premiership against South Sydney 12-10 at ANZ Stadium. Finally, there are a lot of people that need to be acknowledged for the successful year. Firstly, Mounties Group President Kevin Ingram, Board of Directors and CEO Greg


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Many thanks also goes out to the Coaches, Managers, Trainers, players, parents, families and supporters of Mounties Rugby League.

2019, will be a defining year for Mounties Rugby League. Mounties will be the club that no one wants to play, but the club that people will want to join. This Club will be the envy of many and be the place that every player and official want to be at. Thank you and hope to see all players and officials return for season 2019.


Snooker Mounties Once again we have had another great snooker year.

Our Annual General Meeting for the Snooker and Billiards Sub Club was held on Wednesday 25 July 2018 at 7.00pm. The results are as follows: President: Steve Fitzpatrick Vice President: Ernie Hille Secretary: Larry Roser Treasurer: Trevor Wilks Club Captain: Brett Rayner Vice-Captain: Peter Curry Publicity Officer: Sharon Roser General Committee: Marilyn Price, Brian Castles, Peter Curry, Sharon Roser A huge thank you to Sports Director; Lorraine Dean, Sub Club Captain; Dawn Kelly and Assistant Sub Club Captain; Lyn King for help conducting the AGM. Congratulations to all the winners and we hope everyone has a good year ahead.

Joe Calabrese Wednesday Night Snooker Comp Results 25 July 2018 Winner – Chris Yie (70) Runner up – Joe Calabrese (45) 1 August 2018 Winner - Angelo Triaca (90) Runner-up – Nikola Maodus (20) 15 August 2018 Winner – Joe Caccamo (70) Runner up – Joe Calabrese (36)

Snooker Presentation Night - Friday 13 July 2018 Considering it was Friday the 13th the theme of the night was fright night. Everyone had a great night and Marilyn Price and Trevor Wilks won best dressed of the night. Ron Tulloch was awarded Snooker Player of the year. Well done Ron!

Terry Jackson Shield The Terry Jackson Shield was held Sunday 29 July and 5 August 2018. The winners will be advised at the Sub Club Presentation Night.

Mid-Year Barbie The mid-year barbeque was held Saturday 21 July 2018. A big thanks to everyone who joined in and had a great day including Sub Club Captain Dawn Kelly and husband Jim. Thank you to Peter and Larry for cooking up a storm and Marilyn for her yummy cakes and slices. A list of inhouse competitions are on the board in the Snooker Room, if you are interested please put your name down to compete. Club Captain Brett Rayner will keep you informed with starting dates and teams.

SHARON ROSER Publicity Officer

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jUNIOR Soccer Mounties In 2018, Mounties Junior Soccer celebrated its 50th Anniversary. On 1 March 1969, a group of seven committee members including Harry Turner, Warren Watts, Brett Purkiss, Wally Barnes, Evie Lawrence, Glad Sherman and Maurice Lawrence banded together and Mt Pritchard and District Community Soccer Club was born.

Today half a century later, Mounties Junior Soccer has grown to become one of the largest and most respected Soccer Clubs in the district. As we look towards the next 50-years, the Club is poised to evolve and grow because of the founding members initial passion and ongoing persistence to uphold a soccer tradition and give soccer a permanent home in our community. At the end of this 2018 season, we had four Minor Premiers and two Premiers. From the 27 sides that could participate in finals we managed to have 15 sides progress, which is a fantastic result. From the 15, we had six sides progress through to the grand final. Unfortunately, we could only manage two premiership sides from this. Whilst the outcome was not always in our favour, the spirit and sportsmanship shown by our players was a credit not only to the Club but to themselves.

Congratulations to the following award winners: ● Michael Di Maria (U12 MVP and Golden Boot Runner Up) ● Hussain Jaffar (U13 MVP Winner) ● Anthony Martino (U15 MVP Winner) ● Muhammad Kasem (U15 MVP and Golden Boot Runner Up) ● John Haddad (U17 MVP Runner Up) ● Ammar Kasem (U18 MVP Winner and Golden Boot Runner Up) ● Jessica Martinez (L18/21 MVP and Golden Boot Winner) ● Natalie Martinez (L18/21 MVP and Golden Boot Runner Up) ● Antonio Pavez (U21 MVP Runner Up and Golden Boot Winner) ● Daniel Berti (U21 Golden Boot Runner Up)





L12-2 U13-1 U13-2 U13-3

U16-2 U18-1 L18/21-1





Minor Premiers and Premiers: U13-1 U13-2 U15-1 U21-1

Congratulations to the U15 Division 1 who won their grand final 3-0 and also to the U21 Division 1 who won their grand final 5-0. Both the U15 and U21 will go on to represent the District in the NSW Champion of Champions series. They both finished Minor Premiers and Premiers for Season 2018. A special congratulations to the U21 team who completed the whole season undefeated, their second in a row. Mounties also had many Most Valued Player (MVP), Golden Boot and team awards presented to them by the Southern Districts Association.


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● Jake Hewetson (U21 Goalkeeper of the Year) ● Danny Berti (U21 Coach of the Year) ● The U21 Best Attacking Team Season 2018. ● The U21 Best Defensive Team Season 2018. From 1 January 2019, the My Football Club registration system will be available once again. I would encourage all returning players to register this way. The Annual General Meeting is scheduled for 5 November 2018, 8.00pm at Triglav Club. Trials for the 2019 Season will start in January 2019. Please visit for more information regarding these events.

CHARLIE FUSCO Publicity Officer

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SOFTBALL / TEE BALL Mounties Mounties Softball Tee Ball finished the 2017-2018 season with the Ladies Division 1 Team taking out the Premiership, congratulations to Coach Kath Warburton and all the Ladies. The Men’s team were unlucky in the grand final as they finished as runners up. We also had four junior teams competing in the semi-finials, with one team going through to the finals. Our presentations were held in August and the major awards were presented to the following players: Senior Player of The Year - Robert Whiteley Award Daniel Harrision Senior Ladies - Norma Tom Award Rachel Krajsic Senior Mens - Mt Pritchard Community Club Award Jon Michael Newell U/11 Years Female - Virginia Langdon Incentive Award Cali-Roze Mcnevin U/11 Years Male - Dianne Lindsay Incentive Award Alex Taylor & Jarryd Mcgrath U/13 Years Female - Wakefi Graeme Wakefield Encouragement Award Esther Kavaefiafi U/13 Years Male - Terry Cross Encouragement Award Shaye Avery-Uitime U/15 Ye U/15 Years Female Graemestuart Craig Memorial Encouragement Award Jennifer Newell U/15 Yu U /15 Years Male Kath Whiteley Encouragement Award Mehdi Rizvi & Jai Clark Additionally, Mounties Softball had several players and officials selected to represent Southern Districts in the State Champions in 2017- 2018. Two of our senior players Daniel Harrison and Bradley Harrison were also selected in the 2018 NSW U23 Men's Softball Team. This team played in a National Tournament in Brisbane QLD in July 2018 which included teams from all around Australia. Congratulations to our loyal members of the Sub Club who received recognition for 10, 15, 20 and 40-year service. Well done! Our 2018-2019 competition starts on Saturday 13 October 2018. I would like to extend a warm welcome to our 28 new players who have joined for the coming season and to our loyal and


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trusted players and coaching staff who have returned. Mounties Softball Tee Ball will be celebrating its 50th Birthday in 2019 and in recognition of this milestone event, the Committee have designed a new playing shirt for our members.


STATE LEAGUE SOFTBALL Mounties Our State League Season is looking strong this year commencing in August with the final scheduled for the last week in October. Mounties are currently sitting in the middle of the ladder with four games to go.

Mounties State League Softball Club had a bittersweet end to the 2017 year with the final series of the State League competition being washed out due to inclement weather unfortunately leaving Mounties to finish in the top four of the competition and not be able to contest the title.

Mounties then competed in the 2018 Winter League Competition. Fielding a young side, our most experienced player in the team was 17 years old. The players fought hard every week and proved that we have a bright future in the years ahead with a lot of talent coming through our ranks.

However, this didn’t deter our players with Mounties having a stellar representation in our 2018 NSWSA Men's Team across all age groups.

Congratulations to Jarred Garlands who got selected into the 2018 Junior Steelers team to compete for Australia at the 2018 WBSC Junior Men's World Championships in July. Australia dominated on the field and broke the 10-year drought to bring home the gold medal. Jarred displayed great skill and ability bringing out a solid performance each time he took the field.

Mounties was represented in the U17’s age group by players Jeremy Garland, Hayden Shaw and Ethan Field with Dave Garland appointed as Assistant Coach to this team. Amazing performances from our Mounties players with Jeremy on the mound, Ethan behind the plate, and Hayden leading the outfield. NSW came away victors of the 2018 National Titles as Ethan was presented with the Player of Final award. Next up saw a strong representation in our Open Men's Team with Nathan Dickinson, Mitchell Brownlow, Lachlan Hay and Jayden Lach all representing the Blue Bloods down in Canberra in the Open Men's titles. The NSW team put on a strong performance throughout the tournament. In a hard-fought final, NSW proved to be too strong for the reigning champions with ACT winning the title in a nail biting seven innings game.

Mounties State League and our members would like to thank Mounties Group for the support it receives each year for the players. Knowing that we have the backing of the club eases some of the burden placed on these players and enables them to achieve their goals of representing both their state and country. Yours in Sport


With two titles in the bag, our last team to compete were the U19's Men's team, where Mounties had a strong representation with Jarred Garland, Blake Jackson, Logan Campbell, and Daniel Harrison all earning a position in the team. NSW were unable to fend off the strength of the QLD team in a hard-fought battle, going down to the wire to lose with a seventh inning home run to QLD. Whilst the title may not have gone NSW’s way, Jarred Garland had a stellar tournament not only taking home the award for the Best Batter of the tournament but also the award for Most Valuable Player and earning himself a spot in the national team.

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table tennis Mounties Mounties Table Tennis Club (MTTC) 2018 AGM was held on 19 February with the re-election of the 2017 Executive Committee and the appointment of Steven Duong as second Vice President.

MTTC entered One D Grade team, One B Grade team and One A Grade team for the TTW Summer Competition. Great results were achieved with the D Grade team as they just made it as runners-up. The B grade team won their group and the A Grade team narrowly missing out on a spot in the semi-final. The follow-up TTWS Winter Competition saw our victorious B Grade team move up to A Grade and finding it challenging this time round. Our D Grade team moved to C Grade in company of an additional formed and entered C Grade team. Both teams are doing well occupying second and fourth position at this stage of the competition with five weeks to go to the semi-finals. Our other A Grade team is well placed in the competition at fourth place. The Mounties Invitation Table Tennis Tournament was held from 20 - 22 July this year. MTTC were able to attract several local, interstate and overseas players that provided Mounties members and guests with excellent entertainment over the three days, showing off their table tennis skills. The tournament displayed Men and Ladies Singles and Doubles.


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Following this exciting event, Mounties Club Championship took place on 18 August. This event was well attended with a full 32 player draw Men’s Singles and 16 players draw Men’s Doubles. Regretfully, there was only one lady's single entry which was pretty disappointing. Perhaps 2019 will show great improvement on this number. The Men’s Final took place with Kiet Tran and Son Lam Dang. Son Lam Dang coming up the 3:1 Winner over Kiet Tran. Kiet Tran then joined forces with partner Tin Ngo to face strong opposition of Fady Bahnam and partner Dejan Bajic. Kiet and Tin running out the winners again on this occasion. All to look forward now, the final games of the TTWS Winter Competition and the MTTC Christmas and Presentation Night scheduled for 15 December 2018. Please note that this presentation is a MTTC function only. TTWs will have a separate function this time round.


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toastmasters Mounties 2018 has been a very active and successful year for the Toastmasters Club as a result of members’ achievements in the educational program and speech contests, the introduction of pathways, and an increase in membership renewals.

My gratitude to all previous Club Presidents and Committee Members who have helped build a solid foundation for our Toastmasters Club. On a sad note though, Nadia, a long-time member of our club for the past 8 years is unable to commit to future meetings due to other commitments. Nadia is extremely grateful for how much the club has helped her and in return we’ve appreciated greatly all her efforts for the club over those years. Our Toastmasters Club connection with Mounties as a Sub Club is of enormous privilege to Sara and myself. We joined many other Sub Clubs celebrating Mounties 50th anniversary in fine style on 7 April this year.


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Congratulations to members who courageously delivered their ice breaker speeches during the year – Vivienne, Andre, Ennio, Jennifer, Le, Marie, Saeed, Sandra and William. It has been a great pleasure witnessing and supporting members achieve their personal goals. Well done to all who have taken part in competitions, some for the first time! You rock those nerves out! Best wishes for a successful year to our incoming President Sylvia and her team.

MERE EDWARDS President 2017-2018

wanderers football mounties This season has been very challenging for the club although we had been set for a massive season in bringing to Australia a Scottish Ex-professional footballer Kevin Harper on a twoyear contract as the clubs Technical Director and Head Coach of Football.

The aim was for Mounties Wanderers to win promotion from the NPL 2 Competition into NPL 1 in 2019. The season started off well until April when Kevin was forced to return to Scotland for family reasons. At the time of his leaving 1st Grade was in 4th position. Our U20’s in 3rd position and the U18’s in 1st position. To be promoted to NPL 1 you must win the Club Championship in NPL 2. The more wins in the 3 grades the more points towards the Club Championship.

tremendous effort from the squad to get so close. Unfortunately, the U20’s finished 4th and U18’s finished 7th.

After a rocky first half of the season the club turned it around and finished 4th in the Club Championships.

Again in 2018 the Club has a terrific retention rate of players in all grades.

Our 1st Grade went from 12th to 6th place into the semi-finals then onto the grand final beating North Shore Mariners 1 - 0. The following week they won against Mt Druitt in the Minor Premiers 2-1 after coming from behind 1- 0. Into the grand finale against St George FC we were down 2-0 at half time. Mounties fought back to 2-2 at the end of the game. Extra time saw Mounties up 3-2 with 4 minutes left on the clock and St George scored to make it 3-3. The game went into a penalty shoot out and we were beaten 4-3. A

Our SAP again improved this year and after travelling north, south and out west in winter at zero degrees, all the junior players and parents had a terrific season.

Our Youth League worked hard all season and after 30 rounds of playing NPL 1 and NPL 2, Mounties finished mid table in all grades. Youth League do not play for competition points and it makes it difficult to gauge players consistency every week.

Thanks to all the Coaches and Managers in the Youth League and SAP teams. Also, to our SAP Coordinator Sharleen who has nerves of steel.

GLEN INGLE Mounties Sports Administrator

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Men's Bowling mounties Bowling Club Another year is all but done and dusted and here is an update as to what has been happening on the bowling greens.

This tournament ran from Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 June. We had a very good turnout once more with St John’s Park winning the tournament and Mounties coming in third. The Mounties Team included Peter Beech, John Kulczycki and Warren Hopley.

Mounties Men’s Lawn Bowls held their AGM on Sunday 25 August. The new committee is: Warren Hopley; President, Jim Craig and Steve Lennon; Vice Presidents, Nick Bihancov; Secretary, Peter Beech; Treasurer, Greg Ryan Bowls; Secretary, Matthew Crossland; Head Selector with Greg Ryan and Bob Reid the other selectors. Peter White continues as Social Secretary.

Geoff Muldoon Pairs


This tournament ran from Saturday 8 – Sunday 9 September. This is an in-house event and the eventual winners were; Steve Lennon and Warren Hopley.

If you haven’t been down to the friendliest little club around, ‘The Bowlo’ you don’t know what you are missing out on. We have excellent amenities and great food to savour.

2018 Club Champions

Have you ever thought of giving lawns bowls a go? It is as easy as contacting us and we will do the rest. All you need is flat soled shoes, or you can even play barefoot. As they say; you never know, unless you give it a go. We dare you!

Clive Edwards Memorial Triples

Major Singles: Warren Hopley Major Pairs: Peter Beech, Warren Hopley Triples: Greg Ryan, Steve Lennon, Matthew Crossland Fours: Gary Poulton, Deva Nand, Denis Scarabello, Ken Tracey Minor Singles: Deva Nand Minor Pairs: Gary Poulton, Steve Lennon Senior Singles: John Kulczycki Senior Pairs: Peter White, Barry Woods Sub Club Singles: Warren Hopley We had two teams entered in the Zone 12 Senior Pairs Championship; Peter White-Barry Woods and Gary Poulton-Jim Craig. Mounties again sponsored and hosted the Zone 12 State President Reserve Pairs in March. Three teams from Mounties entered; Bob Reid-Denis Cooper, Wayne Dearing-Greg Ryan and Denis Scarabello-Steve Lennon. We had two grades in the 2018 State Pennants, namely Grades 6 & 7. We did not perform as expected and as such we look to bigger and better results next year.


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From all the members down at ‘The Bowlo’ we trust the year has been kind to you and we hope to see you soon.

BOB WILSON Publicity Officer

Women's Bowling harbord diggers We have now been playing bowls at Manly Bowling Club (our Sister Club - also known as "Diggers on the Park") since February, 2016, whilst our new club is being completed.

Saturday 30th June was a very special day, celebrating the official opening of Stage 1 of our new Harbord Diggers Club. Several of our ladies joined many other patrons to enjoy the festivities and admire the magnificent new Club. Completion of Stage 2 is under way, included in which is our new bowling green. We are all looking forward very much to returning "home" next year and we are sure that the beautiful facilities will attract new members to our club. We are a very friendly club and, apart from all enjoying the game of bowls, we support and care about each other. We entered a Grade 4 Pennants team and, whilst there were no winners, we thoroughly enjoyed competing and meeting up with members of other clubs within the Manly-Warringah District. We joined the Manly ladies on their annual Charity Bowls Day, proceeds from the day going to the Manly Women's Refuge. A fun day for a very important cause.

(Director, Mounties), Pam Hansen (Harbord Advisory Council), Phil Brannigan (Harbord Advisory Committee), Joan Finlay (Harbord Advisory Committee), plus of course, our wonderful bus drivers who transport us to and from the Diggers each Tuesday and Thursday. Thank you also to all the very courteous staff at the Diggers. Bowls is a sport for all ages with so many advantages – it suits people with varying degrees of fitness and sporting capacity and of course, as it is an outdoor sport, it is a very healthy activity and also a good way to keep fit. It is also a wonderful opportunity to meet new people and form strong friendships.


On Tuesday 21 August, our President Marie, and myself, together with two Manly ladies - Maggie and Dawn - were invited to attend Mounties' WBC President's Day for Kath Whitely. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and were made very welcome by the ladies. Our Club organises theatre parties and it is nice that some of the Manly ladies have accepted the invitation to join us at the shows. Since our last report, we have seen "Beautiful", "Wizard of Oz" and "Book of Mormon" and Sunday, 18 November, we will be seeing "Jersey Boys". A big thank you to our much-loved Patron, Betty Campbell, for her wonderful support and for her continued sponsorship of the Patron's Trophy. We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the following people who have supported us throughout the year: Lorraine Dean (Sports Director, Mounties), Leon Hansen

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CHESS harbord diggers At Harbord Diggers Chess Club we play several tournaments throughout the year, we participate with several teams in the NSW Grade Matches against other clubs, and we always play plenty of social games as well.

Centenary Shield Match – HD Chess Club v norths chess club On 12 December 2017, the second leg of the Little Board Match for the Centenary Shield was played. HD Chess Club won on the night 6.5 to 5.5 points, but the overall result for the year was a win to Norths Chess Club 12 to 11 and they retained the trophy. This competition has been played for the years 2005 to 2017 and HD Chess Club has won it only once in 2008.

Spring Tournament 2017 Our Spring Tournament concluded at the end of November 2017 and the joint winners with a score of 7 wins from 9 games were George Winter and Ivan Case. Well done George and Ivan! In equal third and fourth places were Hans Schwandl and David Cook. Norman Greenwood and Gordon Miller won the Handicap Prize and Upset Prize respectively.

Simultaneous Exhibition 2018 The 2018 Simultaneous Exhibition was conducted by Michael Morris, a former member of our club. Michael took on eleven players including one boy from the Junior Chess Group at the one time and won all games with a “picket fence” score of 11. A convincing result!

Blitz Championship 2018

(Games of 5 minutes per player) Our 2018 Blitz Championship was held over two nights. Hugh Allen was the winner of the event scoring 8.5 points from a possible 10. In equal second place on 8 points were Hans Schwandl and George Winter.

Annual General Meeting The HD Chess Club held their Annual General Meeting on 19 February 2018 and the previous office-bearers were all reelected. Vicki Cogan from Mounties chaired the meeting and presented the trophies for the 2017 tournaments.


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Club Championship 2018 The 2018 Club Championship was held in one division. The winner and Club Champion for 2018 was George Winter with a score of 8.5 points. Congratulations to George! In equal second place on 8 points were David Cook and James Burt. Ivan Case followed in fourth place on 7.5 points.

NSW Chess Association’s Interclub Competition 2018 The Interclub Chess Competition between Sydney chess clubs organized by the NSW Chess Association commenced on 28 May 2018. HD Chess Club entered a team in two divisions, namely the Under 1700 Grade team under the captaincy of Chris Dimock and the Under 1500 Grade team under the captaincy of Tom Accola. Other chess clubs participating were Burwood, Ryde-Eastwood, and Cabra-Vale. There were four chess clubs with four members in each team competing in each division. HD Chess Club came 3rd and 4th in the Under 1700 and Under 1500 divisions respectively.

Rapid Tournament 2018

(Games of 30 minutes per player) This event was held concurrently with the Inter-Club Competition and progressed for 18 rounds, the clear winner of the tournament being Hugh Allen with a score of 15 from 18. Hans Schwandl and Jozsef Gonda were second and third with points of 11.5 and 10.5 respectively. Great effort by Hugh!

Allegro Tournament 2018

(Games of 15 minutes per player) The winner of this event was Shane Dibley with Chris Dimock coming second.

Spring Tournament 2018 This tournament commenced 3 September 2018 and will be in progress until the end of November/early December 2018

Website Our webmaster, Hugh Allen has been updating our website and it is well worth a visit at

Junior Chess Group at HD Chess Club HDCC commenced a Junior Chess Group on 21 October 2013 for weekly coaching sessions for primary school children with knowledge of the game. The coach is Lev Aptekar and he is assisted in the administration by Tom Accola, the Club Secretary. Membership of the Junior Chess Group at the end of 2017 was 15 children.

We are hopeful of returning to the new club premises in early November 2018. We should acknowledge the assistance of the Harbord Scouts Group in enabling us to rent their Scout Hall during the club reconstruction period. Enquiries are welcome. Call in at 7.30pm on Monday nights or contact our Club President, Chris Dimock on 02 9905 3036 (H), 02 9221 8390 (W), 0412 052 399 (M) or email him at cjd@ Visit our website for more information at

TOM ACCOLA Secretary

The 2018 Australian Junior Chess Championships were organized by the Canterbury Junior Chess Club and were held at the Swineburne University of Technology campus in Hawthorn, Melbourne from 13 to 21 January 2018. Six children from the Junior Chess group participated in the championships. Under 14 Open: Jack Burt 3/9, Rory Maclennan 3/9 Under 12 Open: Benjamin Szabo-Virag 4.5/9, Gabriel Kuypers 4/9 Under 12 Girls: Anna Burt 4.5/9 Under 10 Girls: Charlotte Burt 3.5/8 Our coach, Lev Aptekar went to Melbourne to assist the children and their parents. Term 1 of 2018 commenced in February 2018, but unfortunately Terms 2 and 3 did not follow because of the reduced number of children and having to pay rent during the Diggers Club reconstruction. Term 4 of 2018 should commence on 22 October 2018.

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CRIBBAGE HARBORD DIGGERS The winner of the prestigious Roy Perri Trophy which is the culmination of all the points accumulated for the whole year for 2017 went to Pat O’Sullivan, with Tony Richard coming a close second and Jo Gibbs coming in third. Well done everyone. I am sure there will be a few new faces all vying for the trophy this year.

The Cribbage Club relocated to the Nelson Heather Centre at Warriewood from 2 November 2017 and will be able to return to the Diggers on 25 October 2018. It has been rather a difficult year for us as most of us had much further to travel and we could only play cribbage three weeks each month as the room was occupied by another group on the fourth week. However, we were most grateful that the Northern Beaches Council could accommodate us, and we did have many wonderful nights of playing cards with most of our members supporting us at our new venue. We still managed to run our competitions with Pat O’Sullivan taking out first place in the Summer Round, Malcolm McGregor coming second and Betty Bevins coming in third. In the Autumn Round, Tony Richards came first, with Pat O’Sullivan second and Val Boulton coming third. In the Winter Round, Jim Mitchell came 1st with Barbara Aikenhead, Shirley Ellis and Bridgitte Grover all tying for second place. We are just now commencing the final round for this year, the Spring Round, so no points are being posted yet.


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Our President Jim Mitchell has resigned after many years of running the Club so expertly so we must thank him for his innovative and progressive ideas. We are also welcoming our new President, Jane Thompson, who I know will be a wonderful asset to our Club. We are hoping that we may be able to interest a few new members to come and join us when we get back to the Harbord Diggers Club. We can arrange refresher courses for those that may have played many years ago but would like to take it up again. If anyone is interested in joining us on a Thursday night at 6.45pm at the Harbord Diggers Club, please phone Pat O’Sullivan on 0402 840 410 or Jane Thompson on 0411 383 171. You will be most welcome to join our little club which will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.


garden Harbord diggers One of the major events at Harbord Diggers this year included the Anzac Day Book Laying Ceremony, which was held in the carpark amid the reconstruction of the Diggers site, with an astonishing attendance.

We are affiliated with the Royal Horticultural Society who had their Annual General meeting on 22 August 2018 at Beecroft Bowling Club. The Garden Club's of Australia held their Annual General Meeting 9 October 2018, at 99 York Street, Sydney. The National Convention took place 14 -18 October 2019 at Norfolk Island. Our AGM was held at the Harbord Bowling Club and attended by Pam Hansen. Our 27th Birthday Celebration was held at the Harbord Bowling Club.

Friends of Ivanhoe Park near the Diggers Raglan Street premises have regular meetings on the third Monday of each month. Our meetings are held on the fourth Sunday of the month from February to November. Visitors and new members are most welcome. Please contact Barbara on 9949 9777 for more information. The photos belwo show the replacement of the Palm Trees on the Evans Street site.


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toastmasters daytime Harbord diggers Once again, we have enjoyed a very successful year. We have watched from a distance the progress of the beautiful new Digger’s Club on Freshwater’s Headland and will welcome our return to it mid November 2018. We have maintained our membership of keen Toastmasters, and we look forward to introducing our newer members to the new Harbord Diggers Club.

We enjoy seeing our eclectic group of members every first, third and fifth Thursday morning of the month. The “buzz” before we start and at morning tea is an indication of the delight we find in each other’s friendship and the Toastmaster journey. We have spurred each other on in our public speaking endeavours, table topics, evaluations and contests. One of our newer members joined with the goal of being able to make a speech at her son’s wedding. She was an absolute “hit” and has in a short time become a confident speaker. Others are in their own business or branching out into their own business which requires confidence in speaking. One member is a newly published author and needed to overcome a fear of public speaking. There are others among our 28 members, confident and competent speakers, who enjoy continuing to speak and mentor others. We have a wide age group ranging from the 30’s up to the 80’s. For new residents who have recently moved into The Diggers, you are most welcome to attend as a visitor to experience a Toastmaster Club. There are two Toastmaster Clubs to choose from at Harbord Diggers, one daytime and one evening. We, as the daytime club, meet on the first, third and fifth Thursdays of


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the month at 10.00am. We will be returning to the new Club at Freshwater from mid November 2018. Thank you to Mounties/Harbord Diggers Club for the support given to us as a Sub Club. We look forward to 2019 and finally being “back home”.


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toastmasters evening Harbord diggers It’s been an exciting year for Harbord Diggers Evening Toastmasters with a change of venue, lots of new members and many interesting, entertaining and moving speeches as well as great educational sessions and evaluations.

We were delighted that Mounties could offer us temporary accommodation at the Manly Bowling Club while the Diggers re-build took place. The staff at Manly have really made us feel welcome and we’ve enjoyed the $12 steak/fish dinners on Tuesday evenings. However, we’re really looking forward to returning to Freshwater in our brand-new meeting room in November. To get us in the mood we even held a social get together in the new Diggers this month - such a stunning, sophisticated club we have now. Our member numbers have been steadily growing this past year with several visitors attending every meeting and many of them deciding to join Toastmasters after just one session. Each new member is assigned a mentor who is an experienced Toastmaster who guides them through the preparation of their first speeches and other assignments. We have such a supportive environment at the ‘Dynamic Diggers’ and members are always offering advice and cheering each other on as they tackle more adventurous roles. Just some of the wonderful speeches we’ve heard in recent months included: Mike fine-tuning his Groom’s speech for his upcoming wedding, Nick entertaining us with the tale of teaching his daughter to drive, Renee sharing the delights of grandmother duty in the school holidays, Grace speaking about the increasing problem of social isolation, Garry talking about re-discovering his identity after a career change, Michael encouraging us to discover the joys of diving into our beautiful oceans and Mariel talking about how she is overcoming her shyness through Toastmasters. We also had a few laughs with our Rants, Raves & Reviews, our impromptu speaking sessions (a one-minute speech on a random topic), Humorous Speech Contest and themed meeting nights for Christmas and the Melbourne Cup.


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There are also many opportunities to hone our leadership skills by chairing meetings, taking on executive roles such as President, Treasurer, Secretary, Vice Presidents of Education, Membership and Public Relations. Toastmasters gives so much back to its members and the community and is an important educational and social outlet for many. We are so grateful to the Mounties Group and previously the Harbord Diggers Club for their continued support with a wonderful venue, administrative assistance and club grants. It’s been a rewarding partnership for over 40 years and with the imminent move back to our Freshwater home we look forward to many more years as a Sub Club of Harbord Diggers!

ANNA FARR Publicity Officer

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Men's Bowling Manly bowling club 2018 has been a building year for the Men’s Bowling Club. We pride ourselves that we are the ‘friendly club’ at Manly and we have seen six new bowlers join in the last few weeks, so we are very positive for 2019 especially if the new synthetic green arrives in time for the Pennant Season.

We have seen a few men leave in search of better greens, and some leave in search of trophies, but the true crew have stuck together. It’s true our greens were very poor for the duration of the year but there is light at the end of the tunnel and we may see a new synthetic green soon. Our Pennant Season was strong, our Grade 3 side were just the one win, 5 points shy of the Zone 9 playoffs and our Grade 5 side made the section playoff only to go down to a very good Harbord outfit. Our Grade 6 players were a bit green but played very well throughout the year, they still managed to turn up and have fun. We managed to attract 18 teams for our Mixed Pairs event which is still ongoing as is the Triples event. Our Singles champion is Tony Moss who overcame Allan Old in a great game. Our Men’s Pairs champions were David Baker and Graham Lewis who were too strong for Allan Old and Jeff Boyd. The Men’s Fours have just completed with Graham Lewis, Will Falconer, Tony Moss and Ricky Ford all claiming the winning title. Tom Larter is the 2018 Minor Singles Champion and Jason Hardman won the President’s Singles event. Manly were again runners-up in the Harkness and the Waterman’s at Mosman, maybe the win is for next year. We would like to thank Mounties Group for their continued support of our great Club which was established in 1893.



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woMen's Bowling Manly bowling club Manly Women’s Bowling Club has continued to thrive during 2018. An influx of new bowlers who are keen and enthusiastic has invigorated the club. Our membership now totals 65 ladies.

The maintenance of the greens has improved under the direction of Mounties Group. Two greens are now playable resulting in more rinks being available more often. The members are very appreciative of such continued support. Club President, Aileen McLelland, has stepped down after three years of dedicated service. The members are grateful to Aileen for heading the club with efficiency, vibrancy and good humour. The new President is Joan Ryan who has been a hard worker in various roles for the club for many years. The members are confident that the club will continue to be in good hands. In 2018 the championship draws have been made more flexible in regard to the date of play. This has resulted in less forfeits and a much smoother progression to the finals.

Club Championships 2018 Major Singles Winner: Annie Bowen-Old Runner-up: Aileen McLelland 2018 Minor Singles Winner: Penny Hurst Runner-up: Lisa Williams 2017 Consistency Winner: Sally Hammerton Runner-up: Annie Bowen-Old 2018 Pairs Winner: Joan Ryan, Denise Moore Runner-up: Helen Lott, Wendy Jeffs 2018 Triples Winner: Patsi Farrell, Sally Hammerton, Annie Bowen-Old Runner-up: Barbara Woolley, Leonie Boylan, Maggie Hess 2018 Fours Winner: Denise Moore, Helen Lott, Sally Hammerton, Annie Bowen-Old Runner-up: Trish Cocker, Elize Ward, Zoe Lane, Ros Campbell


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District Competitions ● Pennants Competition Three teams entered the Manly- Warringah District Pennant Competition achieving mixed results. The Grade ones came in equal second place; the Grade threes in equal fourth place and the Grade fours finished in second place. ● District Singles Annie Bowen-Old was runner-up in the District Singles. ● District Pairs Maria Lind and Denise Moore played in the Women’s District Pairs and made it through to the semi-final. Several members have left us and moved to new areas. Unfortunately, one member, Gwen King, passed away in 2017. Our members represented the club at many other bowling competition days in the area during the year. These included the Surfside Carnival at Newport, the Black Swan Carnival at Dee Why, the Mossman\Greenhorns Day, the Dee Why Versatility Day and the Harbord Trophy Day.

NORA KEATING Publicity Officer

Bocce Triglav Bocce for Slovenians is not only a sport, it is also a part of life and a great way to keep in touch with friends. Many bowlers whose health is not up to three hours workout on bocce courts still come around regularly to keep company with old mates.

The breaks between the games are quite important for the long-time friends to sit down together, enjoy a drink and share the memories of past years and the news of the present time. Sometimes, however, there comes another friend with a good idea, such as JoĹže Pahor, who brought his portable oven for roasting chestnuts to the bocce courts. Whilst the games were on, he roasted two big bags of chestnuts, about ten kilos of this delicious forest fruit and all players, friends and visitors enjoyed them very much. Many of our bocce players went off to Europe in the past months to enjoy the lovely summertime over there, but with the end of season overseas they are now coming back, and our bocce courts are full again twice a week, to our great delight.

MARTHA MAGAJNA President & Publicity Officer

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All Sports Club Italia CARDS


Club Italia and Club Marconi celebrate their 30th Anniversary of the Torneo Dellà micizia Card Competition in 2018. The away competition was held at Club Marconi on Sunday 8 July 2018. Our ladies team took out the top three position. Our men’s team came fourth. The Home Competition will be held on Sunday 11 November 2018.

Our Senior Bocce teams played well during the State Tournament but were unable to win a position in the finals. The next tournaments will be the Castronini Family Bocce Trophy to be held on 21 October 2018 and Club Italia Bocce Tournament to be held on 18 November 2018. Another active year for our Senior Bocce teams, thank you to our organisers John Olic and Rosa Morson.

The Monthly Ramino Competition is very competitive resulting in different monthly winners.


The Three Super Ramino Competitions are also fiercely competitive and it has now been held on a Sunday to facilitate members that are unable to drive at night.

Our Social Bocce Club are very active and with 65 players competing to win every Thursday, making it difficult for any player to be at the top for a long time. During the year they had two functions to celebrate their achievements and friendship.

A successful year for our Card Club and we thank our organisers Antonio Zorzit, Attilio Del Sal and Gilda Ariti.

Organisers Gino and Miranda Cencigh have taken the game of Bocce to another level and for that we thank them.


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GOLF Our golfers play every Wednesday at Strathfield Gold Course which somehow or other affects their handicap. This year they travelled to the Hunter Valley, Gold Coast and some to Europe to further their golfing ambitions. The 2017 Friendship Golf Tournament between Mounties

Seniors and Club Italia saw Greg Pickering, Mario Casetta, Frank Vella and Lou Trofa earn a place in the Tournament’s Shield. A hole in one for Mario Casetta for keeping his enthusiastic golfers in form.

BEN SONEGO President

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