Swimming stars

Awards. Circular Head Amateur Swimming Club’s 50 members have ended the 2014/15 season with a splash. Excelling in the open boys section was Levi Quilliam, breaking seven records along the way, while new records were set in the longer distance freestyle events of 600 metres for 12-year-old boys by Glen O’Connor, 800 metres for 11-year-old …

3 years ago

Not bad, but good!

Preview. The countdown is on to the start of another badminton season, with new players invited to trial the “fastest racquet sport in the world”. With five teams of seven competing last year in the Circular Head Badminton Association winter competition, this year’s roster is currently calling for sign-ups with the season set to start …

3 years ago

Winter sport for juniors

Activity. With the end to Circular Head’s summer competitions comes the opportunity for youngsters to try their hand in some of the winter sports on offer. For budding Australian rules footballers, this year’s Auskick program will again be organised by the initiative’s 2014 Tasmanian Volunteer of the Year, Craig “Fred” Perry. A registration day is scheduled …

3 years ago
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New year, new horizons

Preview. An array of changes in the off-season has the Smithton Football Club looking at the upcoming year with fresh eyes and a positive mindset. While a number of experienced heads from last year’s senior line-up have departed, the club welcomes a mixture of fresh blood and familiar faces along with the expected elevation of …

3 years ago

Motivating members

Award. A local resident and service group were among the 24 individuals and two organisations inducted into the Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women on Friday. In an official ceremony at Launceston’s Country Club Tasmania, Soroptimist International of Circular Head was acknowledged for its service to health and human rights, in particular its projects that help …

3 years ago

Happy campers

Fun. Smithton Scouts won second place in the state for the ‘Team Ironperson’ competition at the annual Regatta in the south of Tasmania recently. Also finishing second place in the 300 metre, 500m and long-distance single kayak, and third place in double-canoe competitions, Smithton was proudly represented by Callum Somerville, Nathan Williams, Maxwell Pardo and …

3 years ago

Cross call-out

Tribute. Requests are open for a time-honoured tradition providing a unique way to remember those who served on Anzac Day. Organised by Circular Head residents with a connection to the War Widows’ Guild of Australia, the Field of Remembrance is made up of small crosses; each personally tailored to pay tribute to fallen war servicemen …

3 years ago
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Ready to lead

CHYL. This year’s Circular Head Youth Leaders want two things: to support their fellow youth and to change community perceptions. Led by Circular Head Council youth and community services officer Jodie Saville, the group first came together for a bonding camp late last month. Choosing Stanley as the destination – both to support local businesses …

3 years ago

Nutrition talks with Fettke

Forum. Doctor Gary Fettke – the voice behind ‘No Fructose’ – will be in Smithton on Sunday April 12, presenting two forums. The first of the two forums – titled ‘Sports Nutrition’ – will be on at 3pm and is tailored to sports players, while the second forum titled ‘Fats Don’t Make You Fat -Carbohydrates Do’ is on at 4.30pm and is open …

3 years ago

Government farm loans available

Finance. There is less than a month remaining for local farmers to apply for the Australian Government’s Farm Finance Concessional Loan Scheme. Loans of up to $650,000 over five years will be provided to farmers to support productivity enhancement and/or debt restructuring purposes. It is hoped to assist farm businesses experiencing debt-servicing difficulties but considered potentially …

3 years ago
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