The Border Watch : January 22nd 2014
34 SPORT VITARA URBAN2WD MORRIS ROD firstname.lastname@example.org SOUTH Gambier will be ready to hit the ground running when the 2014 Western Border Football League season starts in mid-April. The Demons are still somewhat shell shocked they didn't even qualify for last year's grand final after being touted all season as an almost certainty to reach the ultimate match. South were bundled out in the preliminary final by a determined West Gambier which ultimately were well beaten by hot premiership favourites, North a week later. That however is now behind them and the Demons are determined to make every post a winner in 2014. Former Penola player, Luke Duncan has been reappointed for a second term, while South have recruited Josh Gale from Penola and regained former player, Brayden Kain who has spent several years in Adelaide. But the biggest news filtering through this week is the return of 2009 premiership defender, Dion Stratford, who spent last season with Keith in the Kowree Naracoorte Tatiara Football League as he was living out of the area through employment. BACK HOME: 2009 premiership defender, Dion Stratford has returned to South Gambier after a season away with Keith in the KNTFL. Joining Duncan on the senior coaching panel will be his assistants, Brad Cordy and Simon Berkefeld, the latter of whom is almost certainly going be reappointed captain. Ryan Donovan has been reappointed reserves coach, while the Under 17s will see the return of former player, Mick Muhovics to join Peter Harten as co-coaches. South has also reappointed Andrew Denton as its Under 15 coach, while new club president, Mr Leigh NEW JUNIOR COACH: South Gambier Football Club president, Mr Leigh Winterfield (right) welcomes new co-coach of the Demons’ Under 17 side, Mick Muhovics. Winterfield said the Demons were on the lookout for a coach for its soon-tobe established Under 13 team. Muhovics rejoins South after several years away, but more recently as joint coach of West Gambier's Under 17 grand final side from 2013. Muhovics shared junior duties at the Kangaroos with David Stratman, who has since been appointed to the senior coaching position at West. South's first pre-season hit out will be an annual clash against South Warrnambool on March 22, a week before the WBFL Elastoplast Cup. On April 5, the Demons hope to play Naracoorte while also intending to play Kalangadoo in a full scale practice match prior to the season proper. Prior to all those commitments however, Duncan has organised a three day training camp for all squad members at Cape Bridgewater from February 14-16. Players wishing to join South Gambier for the coming season can contact club coaches, Luke Duncan (seniors) on 0418-853-021 or Mick Muhovics (Under 17) on 0427-971-878. Bubble ball craze has arrived ROD MORRIS A NEW sporting craze has arrived in Mount Gambier and is sure to attract plenty of interest, particularly from those young, fit and agile. Oh yes, you'll need a solid sense of humour as well. Mount Gambier's Active8 Health & Sports Centre is quite literally bumping up the sporting entertainment in the immediate region with its latest acquisition. Dubbed “Active Balls” the equipment is quite simply a large plastic inflatable bubble and the sport is already quite popular in Africa where the balls are called body bouncers. Players crawl into a middle tube in the ball and from there, the crashing, bashing, rolling, running (or at least attempting to) starts. The balls are suitable for children and adults, although participants must be at least 1.5m tall. The inflatable ball protects your head, upper body and top of the legs, while allowing the participant to NEW CRAZE: Bubble balls have arrived in Mount Gambier and can be used for fun and fitness. 34 - The Border Watch, Wednesday, January 22, 2014 $24,990 DRIVE FROM AWAY Don’t Miss Out! VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au HURRY 635976 MAC SUZUKI 44 Mount Gambier Road, Millicent Phone 8733 1461 LMVD 45868 The Demons bury the past Look forward to 2014 season run relatively freely. Active8 is currently hiring the balls out in sets of four for 30 minute sessions, whilst it is soon to introduce three new team sports, including: 1) Bubble Soccer: normal soccer rules apply. 2) Tackle Alley: One player runs the gauntlet while others form an alley on either side, attempting to block his/ her run. 3) Last Man Standing: The objective is quite simply to be the last man standing. Aside of the obvious fun involved, all three games are designed to give the participant a fantastic cardio workout which is perfect for conditioning training. Normally the balls will vary in the thickness of the PVC material they are non-toxic, flexible and durable. Wrestling is another variation the balls can be used for, while the comedy of the situation is rarely lost on the spectator. Just trying to get back up once you've been knocked over is a sight to behold. For more information on the bubble balls or to book a fun session at Active8, contact the health centre on 8723-0288.
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