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Kapunda Golf Club
The Kapunda Golf Club Monthly medal stroke
round was played in very hot conditions last
Saturday at Kidman Links.
As expected, the field of 45 was out on the course
before 8.30 with the first group teeing before the
sun came up over the pine trees. This was a pretty
good number, given the heat.
The best score of the day came from Mario
Siciliano who shot a scintillating net 64 to win
the day quite comfortably.
This good golf from Mario came on the back of
a 42 point day on Thursday.
All of the grades were decided by countback with
Jaimie Lindeblad just being pipped in the A grade
with 72. The trio of Paul O’Reilley, Doc Carson and
the President were a shot back.
B grade revealed some very good scoring with
Mick Hennessey and Ben Burgess ending up on
68, with the former successful in the countback.
The other Burgess brother, Brett, also had a
good day with his 69.
Big hitting, Kyle Coad wasn’t always accurate
but managed a very good 70.
Captain Marty Dew made a late call to have a
hit and finished up with a creditable 71, along with
Sal Hambour and Howie Jacques.
Darrell Davies and newcomer, Matt Hermann
both had 69’s at the top of the C grade and it was
the veteran upholsterer who went home with the
Countbacks for the week started way back on
the Tuesday when Glennis Warrior and Sue Byrnes
squared up with 36 points in the ladies’ comp,
Glennis being the winner there.
The Thursday boys had their best field for some
time with 35 players teeing up in the regular sta-
The holiday period is certainly made the most of
with a handful having to go back to work this week.
Geoff Zerk found some great form to clean up
with 44 big points.
Mario, Dean Butler, Ian Gawley and Jim Menzel
Due to the holidays only five members of
the Gawler Petanque Club were at the club on
Although the scores don’t reflect it, three hard-
fought games were played.
Results were Glenis Head/John Gejas/John Rex
d Stan Wilson/Helen Martin 13-1; Glenis Head/
John Gejas/Helen Martin d Stan Wilson/John Rex
13-6; John Gejas/Helen Martin d Stan Wilson/
John Rex 13-6.
30 years of sportsperson of the year
The Mount Pleasant Sportsperson of the Year
has been held for nigh on 30 years.
It was originally started as a fundraiser for
Talunga Park by Mr Michael Seager and Gerald
Taheny, and now hosted by Mr Nick Seager and
The event recognises sporting people from
the district, with awards presented for monthly
nominees, then an annual recognition in Junior
and Senior categories and Team success.
For 18 years there has been the Tasha Khouzam
Memorial Trophy presented to someone from
within the former Mount Pleasant Council
District (so covers Eden Valley, Springton, Palmer,
Tungkillo and Mount Pleasant) who participates
in a sport outside the district.
This year there were nominations for a State
football player, V6 Sprint racer, Mid Hills netballer
and Rodeo barrel-racing competitor.
On December 2 more than 80 people attended
the ‘Sportsperson of the Year’ dinner and heard
Torrens Valley Football A-grade Coach, Dale
Eichler, speak about his career and his time at
the Torrens Valley Football Club, now looking to
his sixth year.
He came from the Eyre Peninsula, playing for
Sturt in the U15, U17 and U19 grades, joining
Junior Programme before playing for West Torrens
in League competition.
He was coaching Mount Barker when Gary
Hughes approached him with the idea of coming to
Torrens Valley, and after much consideration, Dale
decided to give it a couple of years, five years ago!
When Dale arrived at the Club there seemed
to be money available to encourage players to
play each week, but the number of players was
It is important to encourage local players to the
club and after much effort on the Club’s part there
are now 42 players who play modified football as
youngsters, in the hope that they will continue an
interest in Football and come through the ranks
at the Club.
Torrens Valley Football Club has a good
relationship with a group of Indigenous players
from the APY lands, thanks to a dedicated
grandmother who brings them to the games, and
who are now part of the Club.
Dale explained that to encourage young players
there must be a good Committee of people who
organise the Club.
A sporting identity is important, for the
community and the district.
People make Clubs, and in turn encourage
There is always a game for those players who
are willing to put in the dedication of turning up
to training and fitness.
If asked by a prospective player ‘Will I get a
game?’ the answer is always ‘Yes’, but it is the
dedication to the game that will determine if they
actually do get to play.
Junior Team of the Year – Springton Junior A
Grade Tennis (Kane Rawlings, Samuel Beeson,
Nikki Rawlings, Lana Beeson, Luke Rodighiero).
Junior Sportsperson of the Year – Kane
Rawlings for tennis.
Junior Encouragement Award – Aish James
Tasha Khouzam Memorial Trophy – Hayley
Rogers for rodeo barrel racing.
Senior Sportsperson of Year – Vicki Fawcett
Senior Team of the Year – Mount Pleasant
Womens’ Golf (Beth Wright, Deann Watkins,
Karen Franklin, Chris Zerk, Fran Henschke, Libby
Stephens and Helen Bulis).
Kane Rawlings, Hayley Rogers, John Khouzam, Vicky Fawcett and Dale Eichler.
Dale Eichler speaking at the Mount
Pleasant Sportsperson of the Year
Hayley Rogers receiving her award from Nick Seager.
Nick Seager and Danny Pauley.
all had 42 and another four players had 41 with
another on 40.
Dave Bashford was more than a little surprised
that his 41 points only got him into eighth place.
The Wednesday twilight comp also turned up
a great score with Eugene Warrior shooting a 37
for 24 points. This week Eugene has four less on
Several matches have been decided in the first
round of the Toyota Matchplay with some very
Tim Scheer, despite having to give 35 shots (or
thereabouts) managed to win two and one. Harv
managed to sort out relative newcomer to the game,
Craig Ruciack 1up.
Anthony Goode had the better of Frankie Schulz
by the same result. Ross Jones had a good number
of shots and only just sneaked home 1up as well.
After 15 holes of a tight tussle on Saturday, Bert
Pearce ended up getting over Pete Morrison after
conditions caught up with the big Hawk.
There are still three matches to be played in the
first round so if those involved need to get them
played asap as the second round is due to be played
from this week.
Saturday is another stroke round, a fitting chal-
lenge for the prestigious prize donated by Harv.
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