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After four months in Australia,
during which time he joined
Hahndorf Bowling Club, Robin
Potter is returning home.
Potter has brought an international
perspective to the club, contributed to
the Hills Bowling Association Pennant
competition and will take home fond
memories of the many people he has
met in ‘The Hills’.
Through his daughter Michelle, who
lives with her family in Aldgate, Potter
contacted Christine and Malcolm
Keller of the Hahndorf Bowling Club.
He was invited to join the club, loaned
a set of bowls and shirt and selected
for a place in their pennant teams.
After experiencing our hot summer
conditions, Potter returns to Weston
super Mare, a small seaside town
some 30Km south of Bristol.
Temperatures there rarely exceed
He will resume his membership
with the St Andrews Bowling Club in
Weston, where they have six turf rinks
used between April and September
and three indoor rinks used between
October and March.
Potter said he thoroughly enjoyed
the friendliness and hospitality of the
people he has met here in Australia.
He has been invited back to the
Hahndorf Bowling Club and looks
forward to a return visit in the not too
UK recruit returning home
South Australia’s Under 16 State baseball team has taken out the national title at the 2016
National Youth Championships by defeating Victoria Blue For the first time in 37 years.
The end scoreline was 7-4 at Blue Sox Stadium in Blacktown, NSW, on Monday January 18.
Hills residents Ky Hampton of Mt Barker and Harrison Knuckey of Coromandel Valley, both of the Sturt Baseball
Club, played keys roles to lead the team to the gold medal in a highly successful, pressure packed week.
Hampton pitched six solid innings, allowing only three earned runs in a clutch grand final performance, while
Harrison was one of the leading batters in the tournament accumulating an outstanding .455 batting average over
the course of the nine day, 11 game event.
Sean Maple of Blackwood Park and the Kensington Baseball Club also contributed in a solid middle infield utility
role and relished the team’s success.
The title culminated three months of preparation by the group of twenty players from all over South Australia.
Included was a week long Goodwill Series competition held after Christmas against a visiting All Star team from the
United States that forged many friendships with their overseas opponents.
Following the amazing support for National
Karate Academies around the state, Renshi
Matt and Sensei Dee have decided to open
classes in Oakbank at Oakbank Area School in
the E.C Wilson Hall
Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings commencing
March 2 2016. Children’s classes run from 6:30pm – 7
and adult classes from 7:40 – 9pm.
National Karate Academies prides itself on being
affordable, community based, high quality martial arts for
the whole family.
National Karate Academies was established in 1993 by
Professor Steve Miranda with the aspiration of developing
a modern martial arts system, teaching practical street
oriented techniques and continually evolving to meet
current day challenges, while also maintaining a link to the
traditional heritage of Karate.
Since that time National Karate Academies has become
the fastest growing martial arts in South Australia.
Professor Steve Miranda, who holds an 9th degree black
belt within the NKA system, as well as having trained in
numerous martial arts systems over the past 40 plus years,
prides the academies trademarked martial arts programme
and the professionalism of the academies martial arts
National Karate Academies caters to individuals and the
This is shown in the development of a junior and senior
Professor Steve Miranda recognises that you cannot treat
children and adults the same and therefore consideration
needs to be given to the differences in training seniors and
This is also reflected in separate training classes for
juniors and seniors.
National Karate Academies encourages all people, young
and old to give themselves the opportunity to experience a
sense of satisfaction and self development through training
in martial arts.
Many students accomplish results they never thought
possible, some with disabilities, have been able to enjoy
the benefits associated with martial arts through teaching
and training that can cater to their needs.
NKA are child safety compliant and instructors hold
current Senior First Aid certificates.
Gradings are held twice yearly and offer progressive belt
levels in a specialised education.
We teach confidence and discipline and our number one
rule is “You must have fun”!
If you are interested, curious or have always wanted to try
out a Martial Art, all Dojos offer a free come and try lesson.
For more information phone the info line on 0433 193 970
go to www.nationalkarate.com.au, or simply turn up and
have a go.
NKA to open in Oakbank
Celebrating Under 16 State baseball success (from left) Wade Hampton, Ky Hampton, Jamie
Knuckey and Harrison Knuckey.
AJ Walters of Uraidla won her second Australian money tournament of the
year at Gawler defeating Woodside girl Amy Yusa in the semi-final 6-1 6-1
and Burnside player Yasmine Glazbook 6-1 6-2.
Robin Potter is returning home
after spending four months
playing bowls for Hahndorf.
Lenswood’s Jarrod Pittaway lines up his shot
in last Saturday’s Hills Bowling Association
(HBA) Division 1 match against Hahndorf.
Lenswood’s Mike Delany focuses on his approach
against Hahndorf. Lenswood secured a 71-64
Division 1 HBA victory against the visitors.
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