The Border Watch : January 14th 2015
32 SPORT AUTO Roos face huge challenge From page 34 Players come and go at all football clubs, that’s just the nature of the industry. To highlight the point a bit further, look at current premier, North Gambier. The Tigers have won the last three premierships and are the pre-season favourites to make it four. Not counting all the players that trained and/or missed out on final selection, North has had 35 different players that have tasted senior premiership success over the last three years and only 10 of those were in all three teams. A further 11 played in two and the remaining 14 were in at least one of the flag sides. The Tigers are also going to lose one of their biggest playmakers over the last three seasons, Richard O’Grady to SANFL club Sturt and there will be the inevitable turnover of other players. Now tell Justin McConnell how hard it may be to win four in a row. The class of West Gambier 2011 BP: Jamie Croker. Moved to Kongorong (MSEFL) in 2012 but retired from playing at the end of that season. Played a handful of reserves in 2014 at West but unlikely to be involved at senior level. FB: Joe Ferguson-Lane. Moved to Hatherleigh (MSEFL) at the start of the 2014 season. This year is understood be on an overseas working holiday. BP: Kayne O’Brien. Moved to Victoria in 2012 but returned to West Gambier last season. HBF: Rowan Fox. Still playing with West. CHB: Steven Wenman. Still playing with West. HBF: Joel Carter. Was assistant coach of Heywood in SWDFL last year but this season has been cleared to Glencoe (MSEFL) as assistant coach. W: Daniel Richardson. Now retired. C: Josh Ransom. Played one game with West in 2013 and then spent 2014 with Port MacDonnell but suffered a broken leg early in the year. Has signed with Penola (KNTFL) this year. W: Tory Weaver. Returned to MSEFL and this year has signed with Glencoe. HFF: Tom Holmes. Played 2012 with Glenelg (SANFL) but returned to West at the start of 2013. CHF: Dylan Bromley. Has since returned to MSEFL club, Port MacDonnell. HFF: Mark Bourchier. Played with West last season. FP: Tyson Ploenges. Played 2014 with Nangwarry (MSEFL). FF: Tim O’Brien. Drafted to AFL club Hawthorn in 2012. FP: Jarrod Ryan. Had a GONE: Tory Weaver will line up with Glencoe in the MSEFL this year. troubled short time at Penola (KNTFL) where he suffered a broken jaw before returning to West but retired at the end of the 2013 season. 32 - The Border Watch, Wednesday, January 14, 2015 GONE: Former dual West Gambier premiership defender Joel Carter will play with Glencoe in 2015. Ruck: Joshua Jones. Still playing with West when university commitments allow. RR: Brad Wilson. Played in Queensland in 2012 with the Broadbeach Cats. Returned to West in 2013 and won the Brian Hennessey Medal. Rover: Luke Davey. Tried out with West Adelaide (SANFL) in 2012 and is now playing country football north of Adelaide. Int: Daron McElroy. Still playing with West. Int: Alan Kennedy. Missed 2012 with a knee injury but has played with West till the end of 2014 and has since signed on with Glencoe (MSEFL). Int: Nick Martin. Played with Glencoe (MSEFL) season. last Int: Clinton Cowell. Moved to Adelaide in 2012 but returned mid-season and played with Kongorong. Returned to West in 2013 and has since moved back to Adelaide. Coach: Keith Ransom. Coached West till the end of 2013. Spent part of last season as assistant coach of Casterton/ Sandford and this year will coach Glencoe (SANFL). VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au $12,990 DRIVE AUTO FROM AWAY MAC SUZUKI 44 Mount Gambier Road, Millicent Phone 8733 1461 LMVD 45868 Conditions cool down for Attamurra golfers Back at the 19th AFTER some hot conditions midweek, many golfers took advantage of the cooler conditions at the Mount Gambier Attamurra course last Saturday when a field of 105 men contested a single stableford. Setio Shanahan carried on his recent good form to win A grade in consecutive weeks with 40 points, one ahead of Joe Clements. In B grade, Tony McGregor played consistently for 18-holes to win with 38, narrowly in front of Robbie Young on 37. Michael Rookas was pleased with his score of 40 points to take out C grade from Jason Millhouse on 37. There were 18 winners in the golf ball competition after they scored 35 points or better. GOING: Speedy wingman, Alan Kennedy is leaving West Gambier where he has played in two premierships to join Glencoe in the MSEFL. Nearest the pin prizes went to Darren Coxon (A grade), Josh Knowles (B) and Jack Peacock (C) while the pro shot winners were Paul Kenny on the 8th and Wayne Elliott on the 16th. Birdie ball competition winners were Jeff Hodge (2), Damian Smith, Bill DeGaris, Des Guerin and Jack Peacock. A field of 16 women saw Carol Smith play to her handicap and lead the way with 36 points, two better than runner-up, Jane Lamont. Golf ball competition winners were Chris Galpin and Bev Pedlar while the pro shot winner on the 8th was Faye Mainwaring and nearest the pin on the 16th was Bernie Jennings. This Saturday’s competition will be an 18-hole single stroke. Thursday’s stableford LAST week’s $80 voucher was won by Trent Eitzen when he posted 43 points although he only had one stroke to spare from Warrnambool Golf Club visitor, Barry Peters. Others to finish prominently on the leaderboard included Setio Shanahan, David McPherson and Graham Thomas all on 41. The pro shot winners on the 8th and 16th holes were Lyall Fartch and Peter Johnstone respectively while birdie ball competition winners included Tom Jellesma (2), Peter Buckingham (2), Peter Johnstone, Bernard Stokes, David McPherson, Lyall Fartch and Setio Shanahan. WIN TV 9 for $9 DESPITE the temperature dropping to 38 degrees after reaching a high of 42, nearly 40 golfers braved the excessive heat and played in the WIN TV 9 for $9 stableford competition last Wednesday afternoon. For the members’ team, Rob McIntyre led the way with 23 points from Trent Eitzen, Chris Taylor and Stacey Fiegert all with 20. Tim Radley was the winner for the visitors with 17 points from Elise Chuck with 16. Midweek competition FOR the week commencing 29 December, in a field of 11, Robert Smith won the 9-hole competition with 18 points from Nick Collins and Setio Shanahan both with 16. In the 18-hole competition, Setio Shanahan was the winner with 38 points from Caleb Perry 37 in a OLD SOUTHIES: Former South Gambier footballers, Tony McGregor (putting) and Brian Norman enjoyed a round of golf at Attamurra last weekend. countback from Paul Mullen, Lois Harvey, Brian Ashby and Maureen Howe all with 36. Perry boys perform well WITH strong support from their family, brothers Caleb and Jhett Perry have just returned from Melbourne where they competed in the Victorian Junior Masters, the biggest event of its kind in Australia on the demanding Waverley Golf Club course. This event attracts junior players from the USA, Indonesia, Korea, New Zealand and Australia and previous winners have included Australian professionals, Jason Day, Marc Leishman and Arron Baddeley. Caleb played three qualifying rounds in the Under 16 age group, making the cut with 75-77 and finished fourth in age and in a tie for 30 overall with a closing round of 76. Caleb also recently competed in the Adam Scott Classic on the Gold Coast prior to Christmas with rounds of 75-75. Jhett played in the Under 14 divi- sion with scores of 82-83-87 (252) and also finished fourth in his age group and 57th overall. He enjoyed recent success in winning the Naracoorte Junior Open with a score of 82. Caleb and Jhett are both experiencing golf competitions at a higher level and no doubt will assist them with their future aspirations. The members of the Mount Gambier Golf Club are proud of the club’s junior golf program and its success. Coming events January 25: Australia Day theme Ambrose. Open to men, women and mixed teams. Shotgun start at 10am. February 6: MGGC trophy presentation function. Intending patrons asked to confirm by contacting the club on 8725-7739. 659991 ONE IN STOCK READY TO GO!
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