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In this monthʼs issue: Team of the Month page 2 ABCOE Local Legend page 4 Read about local sporting achievements in Sports Snippets page 5 Latest school sports news in School Zone page 7 Panthers show support for FEGs at Leonay page 8

Emu Plains hard man Garth Williams has been triumphant in his Elite Cage Championship bout against former NRL bad boy John Hopoate at Panthers on September 23. Garth used the parochial home crowd to spur him on as he went toe to toe with the former heavyweight boxing champion. “The crowd support was just unbelievable. Looking into the crowd and seeing my mates there was a great feeling”, Garth says. continued page 6 JOIN US ON EmuLeonay SportsBuzz

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THOMAS BOWLS THEM OVER Sport is a favourite pastime for many kids worldwide, but few could match the enthusiasm and passion that Thomas Holburn shows towards playing basically any sport he can. The 8 year old from Emu Plains has tried his hand at more sports than most adults have ever attempted and he doesnʼt look like slowing down any time soon. The youngster recently won the Glenbrook Panthers Bowling Club Open Menʼs Fours Club Championship, becoming the youngest person in NSW Lawn Bowls history to win such a prestigious title, especially at a No1 Pennants Club. continued page 3

Buzzword page 11 KEENE ON WINNING Emu Plains resident Daniel Keene has won 2 gold medals at the recent NSW Combined High Schools (CHS) Athletics Championships. The 15 year old clocked 2 personal best times to take out the 800m and 1500m events at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre, Homebush. continued page 7

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FROM THE EDITOR It is so hard to keep up with all the charities these days. It seems that every week or month is an awareness week or month for a particular disease, condition or disability.

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I donʼt want to sound heartless or that I donʼt care about raising money for worthwhile charities or anything, but it becomes difficult to know what to best donate your time and money to. There are simply so many worthwhile charities and fundraising events that it is impossible to support everything that comes your way, even though we would love to. This is where our local sports and business community are so good at rallying together for worthwhile causes. Australians really are very generous at donating their hard earned to help out a mate, or even someone they donʼt even know, who needs their help. This month I have witnessed so many good deeds from people of our community in giving up their valuable time and effort to help out those in need. It is great to know that in this great little community of ours we are able to rely on friends, schools, businesses and other organisations, particularly our local sports clubs, regardless of the tough economic climate, when our chips are down.

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SPORTS STAR OF THE MONTH the winners after the game”, Thomasʼ mum Monique says. This is not the first time Thomas has tasted success on the bowling green. He also recently took out the Nepean District Junior (U18yrs) Fours Championship and Triples Championship. So how does a young kid like Thomas get involved in a sport like lawn bowls? “As a 6yr old, Thomas pestered to play after watching lawn b o w l s r e g u l a r l y o n T V. I reluctantly agreed if he could prove he could concentrate and play for at least 2 hours, which he did easily. So, Thomas was registered and played his first ever game which was in the Open Men's Club Championships at Kingswood”, Monique said.

Thomas Holburn with Australian Commonwealth Games representative Aaron Sherriff

Sport is a favourite pastime for many kids worldwide, but few could match the enthusiasm and passion that Thomas Holburn shows towards playing basically any sport he can. The 8 year old from Emu Plains has tried his hand at more sports than most adults have ever attempted and he doesnʼt look like slowing down any time soon. The youngster recently won the Glenbrook Panthers Bowling Club Open Menʼs Fours Club Championship, becoming the youngest person in NSW Lawn Bowls history to win such a prestigious title, especially at a No1 Pennants Club. “Glenbrook Menʼs BC has nearly 200 male bowling members and they are a strong club, having made the State Finals of the No.1 Pennant for the first time in the Club's long history. Thomas played a significant contribution in his side winning the month-long Fours Championship, especially in the close final where he overcame nerves to repeatedly put his side in a strong position. He shared in the $1000 prize money, but was unable to share in the traditional bottle of port presented to

“.....What other sport can you play against NSW, Australian and World Champions on a fairly regular basis, especially on an equal footing when you're only 8 years old?”

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“One of the greatest challenges has been getting suitable equipment for Thomas. He obviously uses the smallest legal sized bowl available, yet he still has had to adapt to an unorthodox grip in order to not drop it. His official uniform has all had to be tailor made as it is at least 4 sizes smaller than anything available commercially”, Monique said. Whilst he loves playing and watching a myriad of sports, Thomas especially likes Lawn Bowls at present because of its competitive nature. “Lawn bowls is fairly unique in that all ages and body types can play competitively. What other sport can you play against NSW, Australian and World Champions on a fairly regular basis, especially on an equal footing when you're only 8 years old?” It truly is a game for all the family, with Thomas playing with his Grandfather at The Entrance last holidays. His age and size provide a novelty factor, but the opposition soon realise there is no novelty in getting totally outplayed by an 8 year old in a sport commonly thought of as an "Old Man's Game".

While Thomas enjoys playing soccer, indoor soccer, cricket, Teeball, AFL (Auskick) and Basketball (Aussie Hoops), his goals for next year include “ At the beginning of this year, Thomas making the State Finals of the U18yrs moved to Glenbrook BC where he has Fours Championship and gaining been taken under the wing of a couple selection in one of Glenbrook Panthers of NSW Premier League players, with BC Pennant sides. He is also looking immediate success - winning the forward to playing AFL and Oztag for Nepean District Junior (U18yrs) Fours his school once he is old enough to play in their PSSA competition. Championship at the age of 7”. After finishing 9th at an U18yrs tournament at the strong Merrylands Club, Thomas was given an invite to compete in an All-Stars event at Chester Hill this month. He will play with and against NSW, Australian and international Commonwealth Games players for a share in thousands of dollars in prize money.

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including lower grades at Parramatta, Lenny was appointed Panthers 1st Grade coach in 1979, where he remained at the helm for 3 seasons. “We had some real successes at the time but the club had limited funds and we relied heavily on young locals who gave their all competing against more experienced teams”, says Lenny.

In 1982 Lenny had a year off coaching and threw his energy into initiating the first ever Nepean Triathlon. After watching the Hawaiin Ironman on TV, Lenny and mate Dennis Coffey put their heads together and started the event on the Nepean river. “It was a real community event”, Lenny recalls with It is fair to say that some people are excitement. “We used a lot of local born with an immense energy and sports clubs to help run the event and passion for being involved in sport. Len they then shared in the profits”. Stacker, of Emu Plains, is certainly one of those people who has sport running Lenny remained President of the through his blood. The retired father of Nepean Tri Club for 5 years whilst three has raised his family at the foot of continuing his 1st Grade coaching career the mountains and has enjoyed a long at Western Suburbs, coaching the likes and distinguished career as a player and of Terry Lamb and Scott Gale. coach of many rugby league teams. In 1984 Lennyʼs involvement at Emu Growing up in Canley Vale, Lenny Plains JRLC started when he came out started out playing AFL and soccer. But of retirement as a player to play at the age of 12 he found rugby league alongside his brother Don Stacker for and started playing with Cabramatta. His Emu A Grade. “My sons, Leonard and i n v o l v e m e n t w i t h t h e g a m e h a s Peter were playing with the club so I continued for almost 5 decades. thought I would have a run to help the club out. We played at Dukes Oval in Lenny was graded with Parramatta in those days before Leonay Oval became 1965 at the age of 16 and the following the home ground”. year played 1st Grade with the likes of Ken and Dick Thornett, Ron Lynch and Renowned for his expertise in skills other representatives at the time. training, Lenny continued coaching lower grade teams with Parramatta and “I was always a five-eighth, but played Penrith, Cabramatta in the NSW Cup, 1st Grade on the wing and occasionally junior teams at Emu Plains and even fullback and centre”, Lenny recalls. “I took Emu A Grade to the Finals in 1993. was offered a position with the Cronulla S h a r k s w h e n t h e y e n t e r e d t h e “I just love this area and the people who competition, but Parra wouldnʼt release live here. Emu Plains is such a great me so I made my way to Brisbane community and iʼve been lucky enough Norths where I played and coached for 3 to raise my family here and theyʼve all years”. been heavily involved with sports as well”. After making his way back to Sydney with coaching jobs at several clubs, 4

In fact, Lennyʼs wife of 43 years, Kerry, was also a champion athlete. Kerry was an Australian trampolining champion 3 years in a row and at 18 years of age was the first Australian to compete at the trampolining World Championships in the U.S. Although his coaching days are now over, Lenny enjoys watching local sport and catching up with the many players he has been associated with over the years. Now a man of leisure, Lenny spends his time remaining very active playing golf, swimming, cycling and walking with a close knit group of friends.

EMU PLAINS LITTLE ATHLETICS Emu Plains Little Aʼs have started their season with over 480 registrations, making it the biggest Little Athletics club in Western Sydney.

EMU PLAINS NETBALL CLUB Emu Plains Netball Club have had a very successful season with a number of teams making, and winning, semifinals and finals. There have also been some outstanding individual There are also over 100 TINY TOTS achievements with a number of girls (kids from 3-5yrs) and they participate b e i n g s e l e c t e d i n P e n r i t h in their activities on the top oval from Representative Squads 6pm-7pm every Friday. The U/6 Lillian Campbell through to U/17 have their muster at Under 11s: Lexie Dicker 6:15 and start events at 6:30. Matilda Haeussier Molly McFadden. With the warmer weather approaching Ashley Hall and Daylight Saving already here there Under 12ʼs: Emily Dal Santo. is a real exciting atmosphere at Leonay Sophie Arnold. Oval. And with professional caterers Under 13ʼs providing great quality food at the canteen, why not feed the whole family every Friday night at Little Aʼs. MIXED MARTIAL ARTS Shane Baker, training out of Ultrafit Studio at Leonay, had his first cage fight on the Elite Cage Championship EMU PLAINS CC Some of our cricketers have got off to a card. Shane had his hand raised in g r e a t s t a r t w i t h s o m e a m a z i n g victory with a unanimous points decision. Shane gets back in the cage individual performances in Round 1. Anthony Tonks experienced the fickle along with Antony Wiffen, at the nature of the game. Playing 3rd Grade, Gladiators Cage Championship held at he was dismissed for a golden duck. Rooty Hill RSL on 11th of November. The next day in 2nd Grade he belted 174 in less than 50 overs against Springwood. SUCCESS ON THE ICE Emu Heights ice skater Emily Imber Other notable achievements include: travelled to Canberra at the end of Shane Richards 125no in 8th Grade. August to compete in the National Marty Romer 50 in 1st Grade. Federation Challenge and Reg Park John Lennon 60no in 3rd Grade. Artistic Figure Skating Competitions. Jake Couchman 55 in U/16s. Emily who competes in the Preliminary Isaac Kennedy 51no in U/12s. Division, placed fourth in the National Curtis Shutleworth took 7-35 with the Federation Challenge and skated a ball in his first game for the club in 3rd personal best to win the Reg Park Grade. Chris also had a direct hit run Artistic. out and hit the winning runs against St “I enjoyed travelling to Canberra to Clair United. compete because I got to skate against Jake Denoord took 6-18 in 7th Grade. more girls from around Australia, not In 7th Grade, Emu were all out for 99 just the girls that usually compete in and then had Penrith RSL 9-45, but NSW” said the 10 year old. they struggled to take the 10th wicket before rain ceased play.

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In September Emily competed in a technical competition held by Macquarie Ice Skating Club where she placed 2nd and on the October long weekend she competed in the Liverpool Triple Challenge Stars and Skates Artistic Competition and came 3rd.

EPJRLC PRESENTATION Emu Plains Rugby League Club held their junior presentation last weekend with the following players picking up the major club awards: Mini Player of the Year: Brandon Thompson Mini Sportsperson of the year: Ella Wallace Mod Player of the year: Jeremy Crawshaw Mod sportsperson of the year: Jack Ellston International Player of the year: Jack Nelson International sportsperson of the year: James Churchhill Saturday Coach of the year: Dean Buckley - U10/3s Ron Hetherington Memorial Award awarded to the most improved U14 player: Darcy Griffiths

Congratulations to the 6 players from Emu Plains JRLC U/17 team who have been selected to tour NZ as part of the Panthers S.G. Ball train on squad. Brodie Anderson, Jarrod Brackenhofer, Sam Hickey, Paul Morowsky, Ben Pillen and Joshua Walker were all selected to take part in the 3 game tour in October.

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“The first round was real tough and it was a pretty even fight. He certainly hits bloody hard”, Garth recalls. “In the end my fitness got me through as he was blowing a bit in the second round”. Garthʼs disciplined training regime in the 10 weeks leading up to the fight helped prepare him for the toughest fight of his career. Garth is trained by John Pedro at Elite Fight Gym. “I basically trained 4 hours a day, 6 days a week. I did cardio work for 2 hours every morning and fight training for 2 hours every afternoon. It was a grueling schedule and I had to be very disciplined with my diet.

Garth Williams on his way to beating John Hopoate at the Elite Cage Championships from page 1

Emu Plains hard man Garth Williams has been triumphant in his Elite Cage Championship bout against former NRL bad boy John Hopoate at Panthers on September 23. Garth used the parochial home crowd to spur him on as he went toe to toe with the former heavyweight boxing

champion. “The crowd support was just unbelievable. Looking into the crowd and seeing all my mates there was a great feeling”, Garth says. The bout consisted of 2 x 5 minute rounds and the referee stopped the fight with 40 seconds remaining in the second round.

Garth also recognises the help of sponsors - Nigel from ʻUp Hireʼ, Peter from ʻTapouTʼ, and Terry and Jake from ʻHat Kingdomʼ. However, the support he had from his family was the inspiration behind his victory. “My wife Denise gave birth to our daughter Havana 10 days before the fight so it has been an amazing period of my life. Denise has been a huge support for me throughout my fight career”.

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SCHOOL ZONE ROLLING TO GOLD Stefany Adamcewicz, 16 , of Leonay has been crowned State Champion at Artistic Roller Skating by winning the State Championships at Hawkesbury earlier this y e a r. T h e M c C a r t h y Catholic College student Stefany Adamcewicz, State won the title against an Champion at Artistic Roller Skating o p e n a g e fi e l d o f competitors making her the best roller skater in NSW in her chosen discipline.

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KEENE ON WINNING from page 1

Daniel Keene, a Year 10 student from Blaxland High School ran the 800m in 2:00 minutes flat, winning the 800m event for the 4th consecutive time, having won each year since Year 7. He also clocked 4:15 for the 1500m in his first triumph in this event at this level. Daniel participates for Emu Plains Little Athletics Club in the U/17s and has competed there since the age of 7. He trains twice a week under the guidance of coach Marilyn Pearson, who has coached Daniel for the past 5 years at Parker Street Fields in Penrith.

When he is not being trained by Marilyn, Daniel regularly uses the running track around the Nepean River to hone his fitness and running skills. “He usually goes for a run around the river Stefany won 2 gold medals as a result of skating in 2 every other day when he is not being trained or competing”, disciplines, the Compulsory Solo Dance and the Creative says mum, Rhonda. Solo Dance. These disciplines are very similar to the style of skating performed by Torvill and Dean, except on roller Daniel now has his sights set on competing at the NSW All th th th skates, and on a basketball court type surface rather than ice. Schools Athletics Championships on the 14 , 15 & 16 of October at Homebush. Having won 2 silver Stefany really only got into the sport through attending a and 1 bronze medal friends birthday party at Skatel. “About six years ago, I went in the 800m over to a friendʼs party and really enjoyed it, so I kept doing it”. “I the last 3 years, now train three times a week for over an hour each time, and Daniel would dearly I really love participating in the competitions”. love to bring home Stefany, coached by Gawaine Davis, recently went to the gold medal this Dandenong, Victoria, for the National Championships where year. she performed well to be placed 11th overall. Daniel Keene centre, 800m Gold Medalist


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FEGʼs GOLF DAY SUCCESS The FEGs (Former Emu Greats) held their inaugural golf day in September and managed to attract some high profile players with England bound FEGs member Trent Waterhouse playing with Panthers Luke Walsh, Matthew Bell and Luke Lewis. FEGs treasurer Paul Ahern said, “While no-one managed to win the car on offer there were many memorable moments out on the golf course with novelty holes like ʻbeat the proʼ, ʻstraightest driveʼ and ʻnearest the pinʼ that kept the players happy while raising extra funds”. The winning group were the golfers from Drummond Golf who also kindly donated over $700 worth of product as prizes for the day. Many auction items were on offer with special thanks going to Luke Lewis for donating a signed State of Origin jersey and Trent Waterhouse donating a signed Penrith jersey. The purpose of the FEGs raising money is to put it back into the members of the Emu Plains community and EPJRLC. Money was donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and to 6


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players from the U17 team who were rewarded for a great season with selection in a Penrith Representative side to tour New Zealand.

EPCC LOOKING TO START STRONG The Emu Plains Cricket Club will be running the Milo In2CRICKET program for 9 weeks commencing Saturday 15th October at Dukes Oval. The program starts at 9.00am and runs for 90 minutes each week. The cost for participants is only $50 and is suitable for children aged from 5-8 years old. They currently have 32 kids registered and will be accepting last minute registrations up until the second Saturday of the program (22 Oct). To register, or for any further enquiries, Panthers players enjoying the FEGs Golf Day please call the EPCC In2CRICKET Emu Plains U17 coach, and former Coordinator Chris Longhurst on Penrith Panthers player, Barry Walker 0422 709 951. was on hand to receive the cheque from the FEGs. “What the FEGs are EPCC is again looking strong for the doing is absolutely brilliant”, Barry said. 2011/12 season, fielding 10 junior and 7 “To have an organisation like FEGs senior sides. The seniors are defending putting so much back into junior league NDCA Club Champions so will be keen and to families who need it, really to perform well across all grades to shows what a great club Emu Plains is”. retain this title. The U14 side is gunning “The six boys who received money for their 3rd Premiership in a row and towards their trip to NZ were totally will be pulling out all stops to achieve gobsmacked”. this great feat. All sides are now finalised but may be able to take For more information about the FEGs additional registrations. and to check out the many photos from the past to the present, as well as a list Anyone looking for a game can get of their achievements and donations, contact details via the clubs website head to

SUPPORT A LOCAL FAMILY WITH THEIR QUEST FOR A VEST Those looking to support a worthy cause close to home neednʼt look any further than that of little Ayden Chrisostomos. Ayden is the son of Emu Plains locals Michael and Rachel Chrisostomos, born with Cystic Fibrosis in June 2010.

Since Aydenʼs diagnosis, Michael and Rachel have worked tirelessly to raise awareness and funds for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation & Childrenʼs Hospital CF Clinic, but more recently raising money for the purchase of a $15,000 physio vest that will replace the arduous manual physio and nebuliser routine. The vest provides a more effective treatment than manual therapy and will no doubt provide an invaluable time relief for both parents.

The name cystic fibrosis refers to the characteristic scarring of the lungs (fibrosis) and cyst formation within the pancreas. Difficulty breathing is the most serious complication and results from frequent lung infections that are treated with, though not cured by, antibiotics and other medications. A multitude of other symptoms, including sinus infections, poor growth, diarrhea, and infertility result from the effects of CF on other parts of the body.

Michael and Rachel attended Nepean HS and have lived in this area their entire lives. Michael is a Life Member of Emu Plains Junior Rugby League Club, playing 18 years of league in a long and successful career. A charity golf day is organised for Friday 25th November to raise money for the purchase of the vest and whilst tickets for the game are sold out, people are still encouraged to attend Emu Sports Club in the afternoon for a few drinks and an auction.

Ayden has to undergo intensive chest physiotherapy, 30 minutes twice a day, and the use of a nebuliser, administered by his parents 4 times a day, every day of his short little life. The continuous physiotherapy and nebuliser routine is essential in ensuring that lung damage caused by thick mucus and infection is limited and treated effectively.

Michael and Rachel have also entered a team in the Great Strides Walkathon, “Team Chriso”, held at Leichhardt Park, Lilyfield on Sunday 23rd October and are welcoming both individual and business sponsors at Follow Aydenʼs journey on Facebook and join the Team Chriso page.

PANTHERS TRI CLUB SEASONS FIRST TRIATHLON Panthers Triathlon Club (PTC) hosted its first triathlon for the season on the 23rd September, 2011. And, what a great "kick off" to the season it was. PTC had a packed field with some extremely fast racing to be seen. And if this first race is anything to go by, this upcoming season looks like it is going to be extremely exciting for the club. All of those who participated had a great

afternoon even though the weather seemed to prove a bit difficult at times on the bike leg.

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YOU CAN DANCE - Brisbane 2011 Over 45 students from You Can Dance Performing Arts School competed in the World Cup Cheer and Dance Asia Pacific Championships in Brisbane earlier this month and brought home a swag of trophies to their studio in Emu Plains. They competed in Jazz, Hip Hop, Cheerleading and Stunting, and did NSW, and Emu Plains, extremely proud. The crescendo was being crowned Grand Champions for the Level 1 Junior Cheer team. With over 2000 competitors from across Australia this was an amazing achievement! “The students have worked incredibly hard, as did our very dedicated teaching staff Ann Dunbar, Alicia Kilbourne, Amanda Blok, Alicia Langerak”, said Jane Houlihan from YCD Studio. Also this month a squad of Junior Cheer girls competed at the AASCF (Australian All Star Cheer Federation) State Championships. They received 1st place, and the Grand Champion award for highest Level Score across the whole competition. Shana Connellan & Karina Canete also received a 1st Place for their Partner stunt routine.

race, which also allowed club members to mingle and relax. Even though the club keeps growing in numbers they still mingle like a close knit family.

Some of the male triathletes who are heading to Kailua Kona, Hawaii for Ironman, were able to test out their training with only a few weeks to go before the big race.

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Menʼs Golf Report BY CAMERON FAICO October shapes as a big month as the annual club championships kick-off. Always a hotly contested event, this shapes as one of the most intriguing in years. With a few players unavailable due to injury and other commitments, this yearʼs edition promises to throw up a first time winner with many of the contenders spotted fine-tuning their games over the last few weeks. Winning a club championship and having your name listed on the honour board alongside all the other past champions is always a special feeling and a big field will tee off in the first round, hoping to find themselves in the final groups in four weeks time with a shot of taking out the main prize. The Leonay Pro-Am is also scheduled for October 21st and a hot field of professionals will once again be assembled at the foot of the mountains. LADIES GOLF REPORT

Players were given a real treat last year with Peter Lonard competing after an injury-interrupted season in the United States. Whilst he wonʼt be backing up to defend his title this year, the Pro-Am represents a great opportunity for members and sponsors to mingle and play with some of the stateʼs finest young professionals.

The C grade medal was won with Ron Woodley (21) carding a scintillating 61. His fine stroke-play allowing him to score the trifecta, also taking home the Veteranʼs medal and the scratch prize with his 82.

Les Alexander (26) also managed to complete the daily double in C2 grade, returning the score of the day with a If you are interested in playing or scorching nett 60. His sparkling 86 sponsoring this event, please call blowing the field away in the scratch Wayne Worthy in the pro-shop on 4735 event. 5529. Tough scoring conditions saw the ball The October Monthly Medal produced competition going to 68 c/b. some fine scoring in all grades. Adam Thompson (11) returning a fine 64 to Nearest the pins going to K Zvirbulis win the A grade medal. Stuart Meyers (2nd), J Borg (6th),  T Day (10th) and B winning the scratch with his no-fuss 70. Metcalfe (14th). Andrew Fowler (16) collected the B grade medal on a count-back with 66. F O L L O W M E O N T W I T T E R B grade scratch going to Doug @CamFaico Richards with 80.


Leonay Ladies held their 3rd annual Pink D a y o n t h e 5th October to raise money for Breast Cancer research. 34 players turned out on the day and managed to raise over $800. The event has got a little bigger each year thanks to members Clarice Mathias and Rhoda Pedrana won the getting more an d Ambrose event on Pink Day more involved with the event. All players wore pink clothing, some played with pink golf balls and even the 1st and 18th holes had a pink flag. Players were also provided with the luxury of having the Leonay Pro hitting the tee off on the 2nd hole for those willing to pay a gold coin donation.

Rhoda Pedrana and Clarice Mathias took out the Ambrose event with a net score of 64 and were able to celebrate with a glass of Pink Champagne courtesy of Emu Sports Club. MEDAL OF MEDALS Julie Sutcliffe of Emu Plains has taken out this yearʼs Medal of Medals. Julie was tied with Judith Smith after hitting a net score of 64 at the end of 18 holes, so the ladies had an 18 hole play off the following week with Julie taking out the prestigious event.

Medal of Medals winner, Julie Sutcliffe

LADIES CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS The Ladies Club Championships will be held over the coming weeks with Judy Knox, Barbra Grame and Lynne Couples considered the main contenders for the main title. Like most sports, golf can be an unpredictable game so the contest is certainly open for the taking.

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ACROSS 1 - Holds the record for most Bathurst 1000 wins 2 - Stand at the SCG built in the 1800ʼs 4 - A straight at Mt Panorama 7 - Referee who blew opening whistle of the 2011 NRL Grand Final 9 - Last make of car to win the Bathurst 1000 that was not a Ford or Holden 10 - Home state of Ricky Ponting 13 - Ukranian Pole Vaulter - Sergey ..... 14 - Defeated Ireland in the 2011 RWC Quarter Finals 16 - Former Sydney King and Emu Leonay resident 17 - 2012 AFL team 21 - Played 5/8 outside Andrew Johns in the 2001 Grand Final 24 - Larry Birdʼs NBA team


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DOWN ! 1 - Spanish golfer died of Brain tumour in May ! this year ! 3 - Runners up at 2010 FIFA World Cup ! 5 - Points for a goal in netball 6 - Australian tennis player - Samantha ..... ! 8 - Australian fast bowler 11 - Fishing 12 - Black ...... - Champion Racehorse 15 - 2011 RWC Quarter Finalists 18 - Cricket ball - Six ........ 19 - 2011 Toyota Cup Premiers 20 - Winner of the last NRL Grand Final held at the SCG 22 - Former Emu Plains A Grade player played in the 2011 NRL Grand Final 23 - Venue of 1952 Olympics 28 - 2011 AFL Premiers 29 - Andre Agassiʼs wife

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DID YOU KNOW? ! ! BATHURST 1000 • The first race was known as the Armstrong 500 held at Phillip Island, Victoria. The race was moved to Bathurst in 1963 but was still called the Armstrong 500 as it was a 500 mile (800km) race. • The race became 1,000km in 1973 as Australia shifted towards the metric system. • Holden has the most victories with 28, while Ford has 18 and Nissan 2. Jaguar, Morris, BMW and Volvo also have victories to their name. • Peter Brock has had the most victories with 9 and since 2006 the winning drivers have been presented with the Peter Brock Trophy. • The shortest race duration for the full 1000km is 6h 12m 51s, set by Craig Lowndes and Mark Skaife in 2010. • The lap record for the race is 2m 8.4s, set by Jamie Whincup in 2007, however the fastest lap ever recorded was set in practice in 2010 by Craig Lowndes with 2m 6.8s. NB: All information includes the 2011 race.


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