January 30, 2013
VALE COLIN POCKLINGTON
It is with sad regret that we saw the passing of Colin Pocklington on Tuesday morning. Colin had a very tough battle with cancer and several operations during his treatment. Only last season, Colin was a valued member of our 40+ team and participated in the Shield final, were we where runners up.
Colin and his family have been heavily involved in the club for many years and he will be sadly missed. Colin was always a very kind and generous man and lived his life with dignity and honour, he earned the respect and admiration of all those who knew him.
On behalf of all of his friends and colleagues at Box Hill we would like to pass on our deepest sympathies to Colin’s family in this time of loss. To Meredith, Joel, Dion, Ben, and Alex, our thoughts are with you.
ROUND 12 OF SHIELD COMPETITION AT ALBERT PARK ON THIS SATURDAY
The final round of Shield competition before the finals will be held at the Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park, on this Saturday, February 2.
Track events start at 1:30pm (Walk, Hurdles, 200m, 800m, Medley Relay, 3000m/5000m) and field events start at 12:30pm (Hammer) and 1:00pm (Shot Put, High Jump, Triple Jump). See the attached program.
BOX HILL HAS FOUR TEAMS IN THE FINALS!
With just one round of Shield Competition to go, Box Hill has four teams that seem certain to make the finals. The Women’s Divisions 1, Women’s Under 16, Men’s Division 1 and Men’s Over 40 teams all appear certain of making the state shield final to be held on February 16.
To compete in the finals you must have scored points for Box Hill in at least 4 rounds of shield competition.
The following athletes must compete this Saturday in order to be eligible for the finals.
Women Division 1: Kate McCowan, Kat Houston, Nat Ambrose
Women Under 16: Kate Boulter, Rachel Limburg, Kathryn Brooks, Jackie Fredricksen
Men Division 1: Daniel Clark, Steve Kelly
IMAN WINS TWO MEDALS AT YOUTH OLYMPICS!
Following on from the success of Nathan Brill at the Youth Olympics in Sydney, Iman Balla won a bronze medal in the long jump with a leap of 5.83m and then picked up a gold medal in the 4x100m relay. Congratulations to Iman on a great performance.