The Border Watch : April 4th 2014
SPORT NEWS TIPS email@example.com SPORT 55 Tigers and Eagles in premier showdown Hey Sport... “Did ya hear about” ROD MORRIS MOTHERLY LOVE: Newly elected Liberal member for Mount Gambier, Troy Bell was the centre of an omen bet by his mother, Dawn last Sunday. REIGNING Western Border Football League premiers, North Gambier will go head-to-head with KowreeNaracoorte-Tatiara Football League champions, Penola in a full scale practice match tonight. To start at 6pm at Vansittart Park, the gates will be thrown open to the general public. Rival footy coaches, Justin McConnell (North) and Adam Merrett (Penola) have agreed to play up to 35 players and the game will be over six terms. An A grade netball match between the two clubs will also start at 6pm. North Gambier Football Club president, Mr Tony Kelly said all fellow Western Border club presidents, along with the WBFL board have been invited to tonight’s match and encouraged to mingle with the Penola Football Club committee. It is no secret that the WIN ONE, LOSE ONE: Parents of Troy Bell, the new Liberal member for Mount Gambier, Dawn and Steve Bell. Dawn backed a horse called Prettyboytroy last weekend and won, but the next day missed a winner called, Dawn On Sunday. Western Border has been actively wooing Penola in a bid to have the Eagles rejoin the competition. Penola was a foundation member of the WBFL in 1964 but in 1987 joined the KNTFL, where it has remained ever since. Penola will celebrate 150 years of operation in 2015, but there is a real possibility that a return to the Western Border is on the cards for 2016. Tales of the Punt No. 846 MOUNT Gambier woman, Dawn Bell is the mother of newly elected Liberal member for Mount Gambier, Troy Bell and every now and then she likes a little flutter at the gee gees. Last Sunday, Dawn was HAZARDS OF COUNTRY FOOTY: Look closely and you will see a broken windscreen, courtesy of an East Gambier shot at goal in last Saturday’s Elastoplast Cup at Millicent. Picture: ROD MORRIS keen to back a pacer in Launceston (Tasmania) that carried the moniker, Prettyboytroy. Where not to park SEASONED football followers usually know where – and where not – to park at country football grounds. Not so the woman in the picture on this page. While casually sitting in the driver’s seat and talking on her mobile phone, the woman got a rude shock when a football smashed into her windscreen. The culprit was an East Gambier footballer who was having a shot at goal during a half time warm-up. WARDROBE MALFUNCTION: Sam Egan re-dresses his situation after losing his shorts in last week’s Elastoplast Cup competition. Egan’s North Gambier teammate, Nick Blachut is in the background, doubled over with laughter. Picture: ROD MORRIS THE NEW MARVIN: The Border Watch’s Trevor Jackson picked only one winner in the Mid South East Football League last week. Knowing nothing about the horse’s form or breeding, Dawn selected the nag on name only. Wise choice. Prettyboytroy duly saluted and the return dividends of $6.40 and $2.00 were gleefully accepted by Dawn. But she did miss the boat the very next day when a pacer at Adelaide’s Globe Derby track won, paying $22.20 and $6.40. And the name of that horse? – Dawn On Sunday ... even if it was racing on a Monday. Footy shorts ... literally NORTH Gambier footballer, Sam Egan suffered somewhat of a wardrobe malfunction at last Saturday’s Elastoplast Cup in Millicent. In a race for the footy with Casterton/Sandford opponent, Kane Forbes, Egan was just The new Marvin NOW that the football season has started, The Border Watch is again running a football tipping contest between its own scribes and leading football administrators within the region. Included in the panel of tipsters, is Marvin the Monkey, The Border Watch Sports Department official mascot. Marvin doesn’t know a great deal about footy and normally takes the rank outsider and in last week’s opening round of the Mid South East competition, didn’t select a winner. But he was only one point worse than TBW Sports journalist, Trevor Jackson who managed to score one win (Port MacDonnell). Aside of the ribbing Jackson has copped since, the only thing he hasn’t been offered is a banana. Hey Sport IF you have items and/or photos of interest for Hey Sport, forward via email to firstname.lastname@example.org Life at The Border Watch KYLE PITSON Grant High School THE past week I have done work experience at The Border Watch with Rod Morris and the team in the sports department, I am hoping for a career in sports journalism as I have a passion in all sports. The reason why I wanted to do work experience at The Border Watch was to see what kind of lifestyle that comes with being a journalist and to see if my dream of being a sports journalist was something I would enjoy. I have done a variety of jobs, including going out to interview people . I had the opportunity to go and interview and take photos of two AFL umpires. I have also been out to Centrals’ CHARACTER BUILDING: Kyle Pitson has enjoyed his week of work experience at The Border Watch as a part of the sports team. soccer ground and been in photos promoting the big soccer game between Para Hills Knights and Cumberland United. Also I have been writing and cap- tioning photos to do with baseball and tennis presentations. I really like the way that I have been really involved with what is going on and always doing different things. The staff have been very welcoming and friendly, they have spent time with me so I can learn the system it takes to create great articles. The thing that I have enjoyed doing at The Border Watch is being involved with the staff and getting to write my own stories, and I like how I get to know what is going on with the different sports around the area. The past week has been really good character building and I have learnt a lot from Rod and the staff during my work experience. I now realise what it would take and what you have to do to become a good journalist. I would thoroughly enjoy a career in sports journalism and working with people like the staff at The Border Watch. The Border Watch, Friday, April 4, 2014 - 55 about to grab the pill when Forbes slipped and fell. In his downward spiral, Forbes managed to get hold of Egan’s footy shorts which he literally tore right off the tenacious Tiger. As the accompanying photo shows, Egan spent the next few moments retrieving his shorts, much to the mirth of teammates, opponents and spectators.
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