On Saturday the squash teams entered the Dubbo Junior Open. Parkes should be very proud of their juniors and the effort and sportsmanship that was displayed. A huge thank you also goes out to some of the more experienced players from around the region who showed great support to some of the newer players. Well done!
22 teams competed at the 24th annual Local Government Touch Football Carnival this weekend, with all vying for the title of the fittest and most skilful team. The action began at 9am, with players from men’s and mixed teams batting it out across seven playing fields at Cheney Park. Teams travelled from across the country with some from as far afield as Brisbane. Parkes Shire Council’s Tourism Team Leader, Tracy Ellery said, “The Touch Carnival is a unique opportunity for Local Government and allied organisation staff to network.
The day featured seven hours of quality and sometimes intense touch football action. St John Fist Aid volunteers only saw a few minor injuries this year which was good.” After the finals, hundreds of players then moved on to the Parkes Bowling & Sports Club for the presentations followed by a few hard earned beers.
Results are as follows:
Men’s A: (the Greenwood Cup) Brisbane/Redlands City Councils 6 def Parkes Shire Council 5. Best Player; Blake Henry from Brisbane City Council
Men’s B: Riverina Rottweilers 5 defeated Willoughby Council 4. Best Player; Vaughn Winnell from Riverina Water.
Mixed A: Bathurst 9 defeated Parkes 7. Best Player; Jacob Parslow from Bathurst City Council.
Mixed B: Wagga Wagga 9 defeated Lake Macquarie 8. Best Player; Brett Wendt from Wagga Wagga City Council.
“Some of the teams put a lot of effort into their uniform, which really adds to the atmosphere and fun of the Carnival. Parkes Shire Council is now looking forward to welcoming all the teams back in 2017 for the 25th anniversary of the event” said Tracy.
On Friday, 19 February, 29 students from Parkes Public School travelled to Condobolin to compete in the Lachlan Swimming Carnival. Some fabulous results followed including personal bests by many students.
The following students will be representing at Dubbo at the Western carnival this Friday, 4th March as members of the Lachlan Swimming Team for 2016 : Meg Turner, Lucy Turner, Jordan Moody, Liam Moody, Ewan Moody, Harmih Turnbull, Joel MacGregor, Lucy Hall, Elizabeth MacGregor, Danielle Goodrick, Zoe Anderson and Maddison Mc-Cormick.
Many members of the swimming team have been training every day for many months and have shown great commitment and dedication to the sport. We wish them the best of luck on today.
DON’T FORGET! Soccer rego days are on the 5th, 12th and 19th March from 12-2pm @ Harrison park. Juniors under 6s- under 16s.