Home' The Bunyip : September 10th 2014 Contents THE Gawler Calisthenics' seniors
completed a clean sweep at the
Calisthenics Association of South
Australia's state championships at
the Royalty Theatre last month,
which should see the club placed in
a higher division next year.
After not having a senior team for
several years, the group was placed
in the bottom division, four, and set
about sending a message to the rest of
the competition for 2015.
It placed first in each of six disciplines:
figure march, free exercises, rod
exercises, club swinging, rhythmical
aesthetic dance, and song and dance.
The results even surprised coach
"I thought we'd do well, but I didn't
think it was going to be quite that
well," Martin said.
"A lot of (the disciplines) we actually
won by two-and-a-half points; it wasn't
just half or one point, it was quite a bit
that we won by.
"They've all worked really hard this
year, so they've all done a really good
Martin, who also coaches the
intermediates, has been in the role
for just over two years and said the
group of girls is very hard-working and
"All the parents are really supportive
and the girls work really, really hard,"
"It's nice to have a motivated bunch
of girls; it helps the coaching a lot
having girls that rock up to lesson, and
work hard when they're at lesson, plus
practising at home."
Club secretary Alison Packer said
that while she was "quietly confident"
the seniors would do well, the calibre
of the opposition is often more
unknown in calisthenics compared to
"You never quite know what your
opposition is going to pull out with
(calisthenics), because you don't play
them week to week, like football," she
"We had a preliminary comp in
May that we did well at, so we were
The club's sub juniors, aged eight to
10 years, were also highly successful at
The team, competing in division
two, placed first in the figure march,
free exercises and calisthenics revue
dance, and third in the rod exercises
and club swinging to be the aggregate
The Gawler Calisthenics Club
is celebrating its 60th anniversary
this year, with the celebrations to be
combined with the end-of-season
showcase concert at the Royalty Theatre
The club is also seeking qualified
level-one coaches to cater for the
For enquiries, contact club secretary
Alison Packer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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LUTHERAN defender Krystal Childs has
won the Doug Hillman Memorial Trophy af-
ter being voted the Gawler & District Netball
Association's best and fairest A-grade player.
Childs played a big part in Lutheran's surge
towards finals, which saw it narrowly miss out on
a grand final spot after losing to eventual premiers
St George's White by five goals in the preliminary
"She's quite competitive and one of their strong
players within their team," runner-up medallist,
St George's White captain Janine Herrmann said.
"She leads their team quite well, so definitely
worthy (of winning)."
Herrmann was named best on court in her side's
grand final win last fortnight, and was surprised to
have come runner-up in the association best and
"I'm pretty amazed, really," she said.
"I think I was probably shocked; my team's
quite consistent across the board, and there are a
lot of other girls within the competition that are
"It was a nice surprise."
Other best and fairest (winners named first):
B grade: Spanno (Virginia), Kayla Lock
(Lutheran Purple); C grade: Platten (St George's
White), Jessica Maslin (Xavier Saints), Lia Jurkovic
(Virginia); E grade (17 & under): Platten (St
George's), Laura Hall (Xavier Saints); K grade (15
& under): Nicol (Virginia Pink), Nikeisha Lange
(Lutheran); L grade (13 & under): Tiddy (St
George's Black), Tayla Sims (Trinity College Blue);
M grade (12 & under): Underdown (Xavier Saints
Yellow), Rebekah Harris (Xavier Saints Yellow); N
grade (11 & under): Harrowfield (Xavier Saints),
Holly Moulsdale (Trinity College Blue).
Lutheran defender Krystal Childs (right), pictured defending St George's White player Meagan Hutton
was named the Gawler & District Netball Association's best and fairest player, ahead of St George's White
captain Janine Herrmann.
The Gawler Calisthenics Club's
senior team (inset) completed a
clean sweep in division four of
the Calisthenics Association of
South Australia's state recently,
while the sub junior team
nished rst in division two.
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