South Sydney star utility Adam Doueihi recently had the unenviable task of judging the SSH Rabbitohs Colour & Win competition. Souths membership officer Michelle Arnold helped facilitate the judging of the competition which was open to readers under 12 years.
Adam was impressed with the high standard of entries and chose three winners: Micah (7), Ashanti (9) and Kiana (10), who all attend the Yurangai Learning Centre in Waterloo. Congratulations! Your prizes are on the way. Well done to all who participated. Thank you also to the management and staff at the Park Café on Chalmers Street, Redfern, which was the judging venue.
Lancing through the record books
Congratulations to Sydney Swans star Lance Franklin for recently reaching the elite milestone of playing 300 games. His strength and agility on the field have dazzled crowds on multiple occasions over the years. Franklin is highly regarded for inspiring many young Indigenous AFL players throughout his stellar career. Sydney Swans coach John Longmire has stated that Franklin’s achievements in the game are akin to those of Hall of Famer Tony Lockett.
Spring has sprung
Things are hotting up on the racetrack as Sydney’s spring racing carnival has kicked off for another year. Feature events include the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on September 21, the Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill on September 28, and the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) at Randwick on October 5. Australia’s best sprinters are gearing up for the Everest (1200m) run at Randwick on October 19. It is the richest turf race in the world, carrying prizemoney of $14 million. Speedsters who will be trying to emulate the feats of 2017 and 2018 Everest winner Redzel include Alizee, Santa Ana Lane, Sunlight and Osborne Bulls.
Making a difference
The PCYC (Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW), founded in 1937, is one of Australia’s leading youth organisations. PCYC South Sydney on Elizabeth Street, Redfern offers a variety of fitness activities for children and adults. For children, engaging after-school activities and school holiday programs are available. For adults, the club’s boxing ring, martial arts classes and extensive gym facilities are on offer. PCYC South Sydney has a great group of volunteers that represent the heart of the local community. Manager Cassie Bush is proud of the club’s inclusion policy. “It is great to be able to cater to all sectors of the local community.” The club’s range of programs for disadvantaged children is a real credit to them.