Todd chosen for Rookie Squad
Todd Murphy, a talented young cricketer, has secured a berth in Cricket Australia’s 2017 Pathways Rookie Squad.
By gaining his position in the 53-player squad, he has put himself on track for success, with several squad members having gained state contracts.
Cricket Australia national talent manager, and former Australian Test captain, Greg Chappell, described Todd as an emerging talent and the rookie squad was an important part of the Pathways Program in identifying these players and ensuring they have every chance at state or national level to continue their development as cricketers and young men.
A select group from the program will attend Cricket Australia’s Rookie Camp in January, providing them with an experience of life as a professional.
Silver medallists. That’s the news from Mathoura Netball Club’s B grade netballers and their assault on the Picola League grand final last weekend.
So near but yet so far; they lost by just one goal after clawing back from seven goals down.
It was a huge effort by a team which jells together and performs like a well oiled machine. And they are not just teammates, but the best friends you could imagine.
Are you planning to attend Wednesday’s Blume’s Fashion Presentation?
Well, for catering purposes, organisers would appreciate hearing from you. You can call Ruth McCluskey on 5884 3218 or 0427 803 004.
The popular event will showcase a great range of spring and summer fashion.
The $15 admission fee will also include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea as well as a lucky door prize and entertainment.
District residents will gather on Monday to farewell a local health professional and community contributor who was highly regarded throughout the region.
Myra Coppinger was generally seen as Mathoura’s community nurse even before there was a dedicated nursing position in town.
She was called upon by all and sundry to attend those who were ill or injured. And she answered the call wherever or whenever it came, whether it was a footballer crashing out of the ruck, a timbercutter cutting more than timber or a child falling from a bike.
Myra was also involved in initiating moves for the development of a retirement village in Mathoura, later becoming a resident herself.
When not patching or propping people up she enjoyed playing golf in the club’s hey days, and later played bowls.
Myra, who was 93, was the loved wife of the late Henry (Boody), loved mother and mother-in-law of Joi, Tricia and Stan, Tony (dec) and Annie, Tom and Julie.
She was also Nan to Joe, Rich, Nick and Paul as well as Great Nan of Ayrton, Eli, Cooper, Danielle and Isaac.
Following an 11am funeral service at St Bridget’s Catholic Church, Myra will be laid to rest at the Mathoura Cemetery.
Blokes by the dozen rocked up to the Mathoura Public School last Friday for their annual day in the sun.
They were there for Blokes’ Day and what a great day it was.
The school community’s version of Father’s Day, the event saw the visitors tuck into a hearty lunch before taking part in a program of fun activities with the youngsters.
It was difficult to determine who had the most fun – the students or their guests!
The dust has hardly settled on the 2017 season but the search is on for Mathoura Football Netball Club coaches for 2018.
The call is out for people to guide the club’s senior, reserves, under 17 and under 14 football sides as well as eight netball teams, A, B, C, C reserve and under 17, 15, 13 and 11.
Interested people should contact president Leonie Francis on 0428 843 373 or vice president Shane Moorse on 0428 843 683 for a coaching application package.
Applications close on Friday, October 6.
Things are expected to get a little icy at this year’s Cancer Council fundraiser.
Organisers have decided to arrange an ‘ice bucket challenge’ as part of the Mathoura Speed Shear program and are keen to hear from anyone who is willing to assist by being ‘dumped on’.
If you would like to volunteer, contact Anne Robertson or Sharnie Celli.
Congratulations to local lad, Tomas Banks, who has been selected for the 2017 Under 13 Giants team which will contest the AFL NSW/ACT State Zone trials in Albury later this month.
His selection follows weeks of travel to Tocumwal for training as part of the AFL NSW/ACT Joss Talent Program.
Great effort mate, good luck in the trials.