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Great technique: Talei Falkingham of Mirboo
North shows great skill to easily win her heat of
the sack race.
ming Club rounded
out a successful year
with its presentation
afternoon at the Per-
forming Arts Centre at
the Leongatha Primary
Co-captain of the swim-
ming team Oscar Harry took
home the Murray Leitch
Award for best performance,
racking up 222 points in the
The most improved PB
award for improvements in
times made from 2015 to
2016 was Heidi Tieman who
shaved off an amazing 1.26.44
from her times of last year.
The best performed PB
swimmer for the current sea-
son went to Ryan Treacy who
took off 46.48 from his four
The highest achieving
family for 2016 with the most
points in the pool was the
Wight family with 479 points
Marnie Abernethy won
the Ronda Shambrook award
for best clubperson.
Outstanding service in the
pool was awarded to those
who have swum every event
Special mention to Kiera
Brown for her five years’
straight swimming in every
Next best were Kelsey
Dal Pozzo, Josh Wight and
Mia Deenen who have all
swam three years running in
Aged group champions
for 2016 are as follows:
Under 8 champion, Sage
Deenen, runner-up Asha
Under 10 champion Ni-
colette Wight, runner-up Tara
Under 12 champion Mia
Deenen, runner-up Zara
Under 14 champion Mer-
rin Giles, runner-up Lani
Under 16 champion
Tomei Dal Pozzo, runner-up
Equal Under 8 champions
Hugh Munro and Josh Hunt.
Family winners: achieving the highest points tally
across the carnival season was the Wight family,
winning the annual family shield, pictured from
left, Hayley, Nicolette and Josh Wight. The Wight
family achieved 479 points in the pool (Nicolette
210, Josh 208 and Hayley 61).
Outstanding season: Oscar Harry, right, won the
coveted Murray Leitch Award for a season in which
he clocked up an amazing 222 points in the pool.
He is awarded the trophy by life members Carolyn
and Andrew Bissett.
Top season: Montana Kranen came under the eye
of coaches Dylan Muir and Lori McKenzie as she
receives her coaches’ award.
Well received: Cody Chalmers receives one of the
coaches’ awards from Dylan Muir and Lori McK-
Achiever: receiving the most improved newcomer
for 2016 and coaches’ award was Ryan Treacy, receiv-
ing his trophy from Dylan Muir and Lori McKenzie.
Best club person:
Marnie Abernethy won
the Ronda Shambrook
Award for best club
person. Ronda is a life
Swimmers conclude a top season
Under 10 champion Rem
Dal Pozzo, runner-up Jerym
Under 12 champion Josh
Wight runner-up Xavier
Under 14 champion
Kelsey Dal Pozzo, runner-up
Under 16 champion Os-
car Harry, runner-up Connary
Ready, set, go: Neil and Drew Arnup took charge of the race starts at the
Away they go: the women’s sack race makes a start with a level field.
Elephant: this family group staying at Waratah Bay won second prize in the
family section of the sand castle competition.
Charlie Brown Day another winner
THE Waratah Bay communi-
ty staged a highly successful
Charlie Brown Day on Easter
The day began with a sand castle
competition, music and strawber-
ries and cream in the village green
followed by a good old fashioned
sports day enjoyed by young and old
between the caravan park guests and
the town’s people.
The Waratites (“townies”) scored
a big win on the day over the Parkers
There were plenty of huge perfor-
mances but none better than the “town-
ies” efforts in the men’s tug of war.
The tug of war ebbed and flowed
between the two teams and the strug-
gle was an epic.
Despite vigorous coaching for the
caravan park team it was the townies
who dug deep to win the event, the
best seen for years.
An Easter egg scramble for the
children finished off the day.
Just in case: watching the sports with an umbrella,
with only an occasional shower, were from left,
Caitlyn Brown, Madi McKenzie and Chelsea Liv-
ingstone of Traralgon and Berwick.
Classic castle: the Cochrane family; Gavin, Lily
and Jasmine won first prize in the family section for
a great sand sculpture.
Work of art: Gretal Tobin, Merrin and Lydia Giles
won first prize (in the middle school age section)
for their block of chocolate entry in the sand castle
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