Local Sport

LOCAL SPORT

MEN’S LAWN BOWLS – 

The annual Mens Classics Triples was held last week. Twenty four teams attended and enjoyed two days of bowls in sunny conditions. The top winners for the two days from Cootamundra were John Harriott, Shane Foote and Jim White from runner ups from Millthorpe Wayne Eason. Sunday winners were Ray Walter, Kerry Chapman and Steve Chapman from runner ups Rhys Hughes, Andrew Brown and Nev Townsend. Many thanks to our sponsors Lion Co, BCIB Insurance and Aston and Joyce Pty Ltd.

Inter-zone

Blake Bradtke represented Grenfell in the zone 4 team. They won their 3 pool games reaching the semi finals going down in a close encounter with zone 13. Well done Blake.

Championships

Nominations for the Triple Championships are now open, nominations will close Friday September 14 at 4pm. The first round to be played by 30th September. Major / Minor pairs must be played soon so please arrange your matches.

Social Bowls

Social Bowls  last week enjoyed better conditions with 28 players participating, the winners were :- Chooks John Grogan, John Dumbrell, Gary Pipe, Vouchers to Nev Coleman , Quinton Murray, Mark McSpadden, free games:- Steve Galvin, Mark McSpadden and Greg Fanning.

Jackpot

This week you needed -6 on the 5th end on an even numbered rink. Jackpot wasn't won this week and will jump to $56 next week.

The Coca Cola 3 bowl triples will be held over November 10 and 11. A total of $3100 in prize money up for grabs. Male, mixed and female teams can vie for prize money in the different categories. Entry $30 per person. Contact Ross on 0427434118 or the Grenfell Bowling  club on 63431656.

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WOMEN’S BOWLS

Courtney Hunter and Kathy Betcher travelled to Taren Point last week to play in the State Pairs Competition. Meeting the state champions in your first round is guaranteed to put a dampener on things. However, any shots taken off players of this calibre is something to be proud of and congratulations to both on a good effort.

Wednesday afternoon Pat Brus and Julie Wood played the first round in the Club Singles. It was a close fought match throughout. Pat did well as she has not played for a while but Julie overcame to win the game 25 shots to 20. A game played in good spirit and sportsmanship.

The first round of the pairs is to be played on or before Sunday 16th September. At time of writing,one game is being organised and hopefully the other will follow suit.

The singles game have until Sunday October 7 to be played. Please remember to notify a member of match/selection (Courtney, Judy or Rosemary) of when you intend to play so one of them is available to be there.

Please ring the club with names for social bowls on 63431656. All welcome, men and women.

Good bowling, good sportsmanship and good health to all.        

Recycled Ditcher

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NETBALL – 

Hope everyone is enjoying the netball.  Its been great to see new players along with the familiar ones. 

A reminder to all players as from this week you will not be able to play if any of the following applies:

*Your registration has not been paid

*You are not in your team’s nominated colour

*You are not a member of the Grenfell Bowling Club

Results from  Round 3

Wild Hogs 22  def  NWA  2

Last Minute 19 def  Sweaty Netty 6

Draw for Round 4 – September 13  

6.30  Noice Garry  v Wild Hogs - Duty team: Goal Diggers

6.30  T’s and B’s v  NWA – Duty team: Goal Diggers

7.30   Goal Diggers  v  Last Minute - Duty team: Noice Garry

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CLASSIC TRIPLES: Winners Jim White, John Harriott and Shane Foote from Cootamundra receiving first prize from Andrew Brown representing sponsor Aston and Joyce. Image suppled

CLASSIC TRIPLES: Winners Jim White, John Harriott and Shane Foote from Cootamundra receiving first prize from Andrew Brown representing sponsor Aston and Joyce. Image suppled

SILLY SUNDAY: Grenfell Goannas enjoyed dressing up and running-a-muck during the traditional Rugby League end of season Silly Sunday at the Railway Hotel on September 2, 2018.

SILLY SUNDAY: Grenfell Goannas enjoyed dressing up and running-a-muck during the traditional Rugby League end of season Silly Sunday at the Railway Hotel on September 2, 2018.

SOCCER – 

Soccer Report. By Deanaldo.

The game began.

It was a close contest, with

Nothing going to stop this from being a great game, even when the earlier match went late.

Grenfell scored the first goal to go into a strong position. Unfortunately someone’s

Elbow got in the

Road and the Wanderers had a

Spot kick. The Grenfell goalie picked the wrong way and

In the goal went the ball. The score was

No longer one – nil, it was now one all.

The game was pretty even, both teams having

Opportunities. About now, was a

Good time to stop the game and have half time. As we

Returned to the field of play

And started the second half, it wasn’t long and we were down two – one.

No one could stop the Stingers through. And we 

Dug deep to

Find two quick goals to take the lead four – two.

It was a little to close in the end, with the Wanderers getting a late goal and

Now it was four – three. And that’s how it

All finished. Players player went to Michael. I would

Like to thank our sponsors, The Grenfell Meat Barn and The Royal Hotel.

In case you didn’t realise, the Stingers are into the Grand Final, so come along and watch. 12pm Sunday September 16 in Parkes. It’s not that far to drive.

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GRANTS FUNDING OPEN FOR COMMUNITY/SPORTING GROUPS

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has encouraged community organisations looking to build new or upgrade current facilities to apply for funding from the NSW Government's Infrastructure Grants program. Ms Cooke said applications could be submitted for sport and recreation, arts and culture, and emergency preparedness until Monday, September 24.

"This funding can make a real difference to the local community, either by providing new or improved sporting or cultural facilities, or by protecting local residents in emergency situations," Ms Cooke said.

"This year will see the NSW Government complete its commitment to invest $50 million into community infrastructure projects across NSW in four years."

The funding is provided through the Clubgrants Category 3 program, which receives a contribution from registered clubs' gaming machine profits to benefit local communities.

Funding ranges are $50,000 to $200,000 for arts and culture, $10,000 to $200,000 for emergency preparedness and $100,000 to $300,000 for sport and recreation.

Applications for the current round of Infrastructure Grants opened this month and remain open until Monday, September 24.

For more information including details on how to apply for grants, visit https://www.responsiblegambling.nsw.gov.au/infrastructure-grants/infrastructure-grants

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MOTOR RACING – 

Tom Sargent claims his maiden Formula Ford title at Wakefield Park

Young’s Tom Sargent, a former Grenfell Junior Karter,  has claimed his first car race victory, taking out the final race of the weekend in round four of the NSW Formula Ford Championship at Wakefield Park after some close battles over the course of the event.

Sargent qualified second, narrowly missing out on pole position to national series competitor Nathan Herne.

The talented driver had to deal with a throttle cable issue in race one but still finished second, and he led early in race two before being overtaken by Herne.

In race three, Sargent was overtaken by several rivals, running as low as fourth at one stage, but he capitalised on his rivals’ dicing to overtake all three of them, leading the last five laps and taking the flag in first place.

He said winning his first race is a tremendous reward for all his supporters.

“It’s been an amazing couple of weeks – it started on a high with the second-place finish at the Tailem Bend Supercars event, and now to get my first race win in cars is an amazing feeling,” Sargent said.

Sargent will next be on track for round six of the Australian Formula Ford Championship at Phillip Island, September 29 and 30.