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NEWHAVEN College has
celebrated another first for
its Surfing Academy with the
launch of a set of handbooks on
Wednesday, August 24.
The college’s Surfing Academy was
the first of its kind in Victorian schools.
The academy was developed to pro-
vide students with a structured program
and pathway for developing skills that
could lead to elite performance or em-
ployment opportunities in the surf indus-
Four handbooks have been devel-
oped by the head of the Surfing Acade-
my, Andy Neal and recently retired head
coach, Mal Gregson.
Titled ‘Have A Go’, ‘Out the Back’,
‘Over The Edge’ and ‘The Next Level’,
the handbooks provide students of all
abilities with focussed goals to help them
progress from a complete beginner to a
As students complete each level they
receive a certificate acknowledging their
achievement and recognising their mas-
tery of the set skills.
Both Andy and Mal thanked college
principal Gea Lovell for her support when
they came to her five years ago with the
idea of starting the Surfing Academy.
Cr Phil Wright, chair of the Ne-
whaven College Board Greg Price, mem-
ber of the board Melanie Hibbins), local
surfing VIPs and Newhaven College’s
elite surfers also attended the launch.
Guest speaker and Member for Bass,
Brian Paynter, complemented Gea and
Newhaven College for its forethought
and innovation in offering surfing as part
of a diverse curriculum that keeps stu-
dents engaged and at school for as long
Sharing his own experience as a be-
ginner surfer, Brian said he learned a lot
through reading the handbooks that he
will implement on his next surf.
He was ‘blown away’ to learn of the
success that Newhaven College has re-
corded in competitive surfing in its short
The college has amassed 21 State
School Individual Championships, six
National Pairs Titles and four School
Team Title wins.
Brock Jeffrey-Warren and Sophie
Fletcher have become Victorian Champi-
ons, Joe and Nikki van Dijk have Aus-
tralian Championships to their name, and
Nikki is now on the world tour and was
the ASP World Junior Champion in 2012
when studying Year 12 at Newhaven.
Footy greats: from left, Seniors’ leading goal kicker Kael Bergles, most consistent player Danny Wells,
coach and best and fairest Chris Endres, and most valuable players Daniel Mock and Dale Crawford were
celebrated at Kilcunda Bass’ presentation night last Friday.
Panthers celebrate 2016 season
KILCUNDA Bass Football Netball Club
wrapped up its 2016 season with a presenta-
tion night last Friday.
In its last year in the Alberton League, Kilcunda
Bass’ Seniors football side fell short in the elimination
final against Inverloch Kongwak.
The club celebrated the end of the season with a din-
ner held at the clubrooms and congratulated the players
and coaches on another great season.
Volunteers, sponsors, helpers, parents and members
were thanked for their contribution throughout the sea-
The club is looking forward to its shift into the West
Gippsland League in 2017.
Top players: from left, the U/17s best and fairest
was Kahlee Lean, Ingrid Nunn received the coach’s
award and Jen Bals was the runner up best and fair-
est. The girls were coached by Keely Scott.
B Grade’s best: from left, Leah Burston picked up
the coach’s award, Jasmine Wilson was runner up
best and fairest and Ashleigh Verdon was named
best and fairest.
Footy stars: back from left, runner up best and fair-
est was Joel Bastwrous, most determined was Ned
Bradley, Brett Jones was most improved, Seth Bent
was most consistent, middle from left, the best and
fairest was Jack Rosenow, the coach’s award was
received by Martin Graham-Edden, front, and Coo-
per Logan was the best team player in the Fourths
this year. The boys were coached by Dale Rosenow
(back centre). Absent, best utility Adam Honeysett.
Netball stars: coached by Brylie Wilson (centre),
Lisa Steel (left) received the most improved award
and Laura Robbins received runner up best and
fairest. Absent, best and fairest Bonnie Griffiths.
Achievements: from left, C Grade’s runner up best and fairest was Tayla Ker-
shaw, best and fairest was Annabelle Townsend and the coach’s award was
presented to Angel Horvath. Rhiannon Grinham coached C Grade this year.
Young guns: from left, the U/15s coach’s award was presented to Tannah
Lean, while Juliette Townsend received runner up best and fairest and Georgia
Burston received best and fairest. The girls were coached by Leah Burston
Reserves’ finest: coached by Bradley Drew (centre), from left, Christian El-
liott received best utility, Gavin Wallace was best and fairest, Jake Born was
most consistent and Matt Toft received the coach’s award. Absent runner up
best and fairest Anthony Jerrard.
Great season: from left, most determined Robbie Taylor, coach’s award recipient
Riley Cousins, most courageous Taylor Burgess, coach Dean Pipicelli, best and
fairest Sean Casey, runner up best and fairest Sam Watson and most improved
Jaymes Lawrie celebrate the Thirds’ season at Friday’s presentation night.
It’s academic: back from left, representing Island Surfboards and past Ne-
whaven College student Sandy Ryan, chair of the Newhaven College Board
of Directors Greg Price, surfing coaches Mal Gregson and Geoff Owens (also
from the National Surfing Reserve). Front from left, Phillip Island Boardriders
Club president Bill Yusko, National Surfing Reserve Eleanor McKay, Cr Phil
Wright, Head of Newhaven College Surfing Academy Andy Neal, Newhaven
College principal Gea Lovell and Member for Bass Brian Paynter gathered at
Newhaven College to mark the launch of a set of handbooks on surfing.
Newhaven surfs ahead
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