Myall Masters Celebrate a Great Year

MYALL MASTERS PRESENTATION: John Estens and Doug Gillespie.
MYALL MASTERS PRESENTATION: John Estens and Doug Gillespie.


MYALL Masters Swimming Club has celebrated another very successful year with a presentation dinner at the Tea Gardens Hotel.

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“Club Member of the Year was awarded to John Estens,” Valerie Mobbs told News Of The Area.

“John is a very hands on member of the club, always available to help with anything and everything which requires attention as well as holding the position of Treasurer.”

Valerie said, “The Encouragement Award went to Doug Gillespie, a new member this year and a very enthusiastic swimmer.”

Other awards included the Coaches Certificate of Encouragement, which went to Doug Gillespie, Max Harder, David Brailey and Leigh Smith.

High Achievement Awards went to Chris Lock, Col Bertram, John Coles, Laurie Vickery, Leon Bobako, Brad Jensen and Michael Rose for ranking in the top three in Australia for both individual and team events.

The Myall Masters Club continues to go from strength to strength.

Its Open Water Swim at Jimmy’s Beach in November last year attracted 126 competitors.

“This year’s annual swim carnival attracted 177 swimmers, a record for our club,” Valerie said.

She added, “This is a spectacular achievement for our club of 57 members considering our outdoor training pool closes from April through to October and many other clubs have indoor facilities.”

At the recent AGM, Leon Bobako was elected new President of the Club.


By: Margie TIERNEY

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