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THE Riverland Hockey Association hosted
two goalkeeping clinics at Glassey Park on
The clinics were run by Hockey SA rep-
resentative and South Australian Sports
Institute goalkeeping coach Jaimie Holland.
Holland ran separate two-hour clinics for
senior and junior goalkeepers from across
Laura Strout from the Riverland Hockey
Association said it was “the first time in
many years that we have had clinics like
this and they were well-attended, with 12
local goalies attending the sessions.”
“Dutchy (Jaimie Holland) also hosted
a presentation after the session where he
acknowledged the superb efforts of the
Riverland in producing three Australian
hockey representatives (Grant Schubert,
Karri McMahon and Georgie Parker), with
a new Kookaburras Riverland connection
in Tom Wickham, who has recently been
selected to play for Australia.
“He also wanted to recognise the contri-
butions of regional areas in supplying play-
ers at state level, with a quoted 60 per cent
of players in the state teams coming from
The Riverland hockey season resumes
this weekend, with Loxton and Waikerie
to face off tonight at Glassey Park, while
Renmark and Berri will clash at Glassey
Park tomorrow afternoon.
Getting hands-on at
Keen local hockey players who took part in the recent goalkeeping clinics, back (from left): Jaimie
Holland, Oliver Coats, Zach Albrecht, Kobi Villis, Phil Wickham, James Hutchins, Juliet Mallinson
and Wendy Holland. Front: Brianna Glekas, Nalani Milne, Allan Zahra, Corey Knoblauch and
Amanda Schubert. PHOTO: supplied
A HANDFUL of Riverlanders
were involved with the 30th
Australian Sikh Games that were
held in Adelaide recently, with an
estimated 40,000 people filling
the Adelaide High School grounds
over the three days.
Over 1500 competitors from
across Australia, along with New
Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore
converged on Adelaide for the
The weekend included sports
such as soccer, netball, basketball,
badminton, hockey and tennis.
The most popular sport for spec-
tators was Kabaddi, which is a
physical contact sport that origi-
nates from the Punjab region of
Renmark local and owner of
Malhi Mini Supermarket, Balkar
Singh-Malhi was in the thick of the
action catering for the event and
said it was a great success.
“To see so many people from not
just across Australia, but the world
was really inspiring,” he said.
Malhi was grateful to have four
prominent committee members
from the Riverland Sikh communi-
ty, Mohan Singh Nagra (president),
Rupinder Singh Sandhu (vice
president), Pardip Singh Pangly
(treasurer) and Gurshminder Singh
(Mintu Brar) (secretary), all at the
“Every year the event just keeps
getting bigger and bigger and it is
great to be a part of it all with the
organising and catering,” he said.
Malhi said he was grateful for
the generosity and support from his
produce suppliers to help him cater
for such a large crowd.
“Companies like Charlies,
Farmers Union, Coke, Parsram and
Usha Imports continue to be there
for us whenever we do events like
this,” he said.
Malhi said the event was impor-
tant to help continue to bring com-
“Many lifelong friends are made
and the games help promote sport
and a healthy lifestyle in our com-
munities,” he said.
The event was attended by sev-
eral high-profile politicians includ-
ing Governor General of South
Australia Hieu Van Le, Russell
Wortley MLC, Member for Torrens
Dana Wortley and Adelaide City
Council Lord Mayor Martin Haese.
Riverland flavour at 30th Sikh Games in Adelaide
Some of the dignitaries at the Sikh Games, Balkar Singh-Malhi (left), Amrik Singh Thandi, Lord Mayor of Adelaide
City Council Martin Haese, Ravinder Singh, Manjit Kaur, Balwant Singh, Russell Wortley MLC, Member of Torrance
Dana Wortley, Maninderbir Singh, Monika Kumar, Member for Unley David Pisoni, Genevieve T Haese, Mintu Brar,
Mark Basham and Harwinder Singh Garcha. PHOTO: supplied
Action packed night
at Sunline Speedway
LAST Saturday night saw 20
drivers from across four states,
including three state and one
national title holder, contest
the AMCA Nationals South
Australian Title at Sunline
Drivers faced three rounds of
heats through the night in tough
conditions, before battling for
the title over 30 laps.
Tasmania’s Daniel Brooks
and South Australian Jeremy
Moore had taken two heat wins
each and finished the heats tied
on points, and therefore started
the title race from the front row.
On lap two, Brooks had an
engine let go when in second,
while two laps later Moore also
experienced mechanical issues
and retired from the lead.
Nine cars in total retired
from the race, four of which
started from within the top six.
Victorian state champion
Jamie Collins kept out of trou-
ble and was able to take out
the title, and add the South
Australian #1 to his car.
Superdogs suffer dissapointing defeat
THE Riverland Superdogs suffered
a tough 52-point loss to Woodville
South in Adelaide last Sunday.
Anzac Day was commemorated
by the playing of the Last Post, with
both teams forming a circle and
spending a moment reflecting on the
bravery of the soldiers from the past
From the first bounce the
Superdogs got pushed aside by the
clean touch from the opposition mid-
field and in no time at all they had a
couple of goals.
The Superdogs slowly started to
get their hands on the ball, only to
have it turned over across half for-
ward by a well-organised Woodville
South defence which was headed
by South Australian football icon
The Superdogs trailed by 28
points at quarter time and the second
quarter followed in the same vein.
Despite Darren Kennedy doing all
he could in the ruck, the Superdogs’
lack of a bench started to affect their
By half time the Superdogs trailed
by 54 points.
Rob Romeo continued to hold
down the Superdogs defence in the
third quarter, while also providing
run off the half-back line.
Despite the Superdogs’ best
efforts, the margin was extended to
59 points at the final break.
All was not lost as the ball was
starting to move out of the stoppages
in the final quarter and Doc Clifford
was showing his value with sure
hands and clean disposal.
A supergoal to Nathan Willmott,
and goals to Dave Gregoric and Paul
Modra helped reduce the final mar-
gin to 52 points behind as the siren
Woodville South 14.17 (101) d Superdogs
Best players: Dave Gregoric, Darren
Kennedy, Dino Romeo, Shaun Kempster,
Dave Pankhurst, Nathan Willmott.
Goal kickers: Nathan Willmott 1 supergoal
and 3 goals; Joe Butson, Dave Gregoric,
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