Forbes sporting news | Netball teamers very excited to be heading off to HART Junior State Titles

Junior State Titles: Poppy Constable in the Forbes 13s game against Cowra. The Forbes Netball Spring night competitions team nominations closing August 15.
Junior State Titles: Poppy Constable in the Forbes 13s game against Cowra. The Forbes Netball Spring night competitions team nominations closing August 15.


Forbes 13s rep team is at the "pointy end" of the rep season, and are very excited to be heading off to HART Junior State Titles this Friday, July 5.

The girls started training twice a week in March, and were hoping that we could get a team together. As the season progressed we entered local carnivals, asking girls from the Saturday competition teams to fill in, so we could continue our training.

The girls have maintained a positive attitude and worked hard to improve their individual skills, and to learn to work together.

The girls would like to thank Ellie Mattiske, Brooke Snudden, Gabby White, Charlotte Richards, Amity Payne, Olivia Berry, Sophie Berry, Hannah Williams and Sienna Carver who have all helped out with our training, and/or filled in at carnivals, to keep our campaign on track. Being unable to fill a team from our local competition, we have sourced players from other associations, who were also keen to participate in HART Junior State Titles, which then gave our local girls the opportunity to compete.

The team consisting of Ebonnie Hopley-Colvin (Captain), Poppy Constable, Lilli Cronin, Abigail Francis, Monique Miller, Molly Allen, Cara Dennis, Charli Greatbatch, Charlotte Jose and Ava Hui, will play 18 games over three days this Saturday, Sunday and Monday in Division 3 of Junior State Titles at Penrith.

The team will be accompanied by our umpires Aurella White, and Liza Picciolo, Lindee and Melissa Colvin (Managers), Nik Cronin (Primary Carer), Lyn Ford (Coach), and a dedicated group of parents, who are all determined to ensure the girls have a memorable experience.

I am sure the team will all try their very best at the State Titles, and will represent Forbes Netball Association and the Forbes community, with pride.

Lyn Ford coach

Night netball for spring

The Forbes Netball Spring night competitions are coming around very quickly, with team nominations closing on Thursday night, August 15.

The weather will start to warm up soon and players will take to the courts after the winter break, next week, August 21, for the grading games.

The first round of competitions will be played on August 28. This is a great way to get some exercise and fun playing with friends, and also meeting new friends, in a team sport.

The new courts are very popular, and a great surface to play on. Teams wanting to play in the grading games must have nominations in by Thursday night, at the monthly meeting.

The competitions for both mixed and ladies teams will be played until November 27, where finals will be played between the two top teams on the point score ladder in each division.

Competitions will not be played during the school holidays. A reduced registration fee is offered from Netball NSW, for new registrations, for the second half of the year.

Players who have registered for 2019, and played in the Autumn competitions, will only need to pay the competition levy of $40 per player per team.

Any players looking for a team or teams looking for players should contact Secretary Melissa, email Team nomination forms can be printed from the FNA website.

Monthly meeting: The monthly meeting of the FNA will be held on Thursday, August 15 at 7pm at the Forbes Services Memorial Club.

Agenda items must be sent to Secretary Melissa on email The format for the spring night competitions will be discussed at the meeting.

Ladies Bowls 

What a beautiful morning for bowls last Tuesday where twenty-two ladies rolled up to play social and competition bowls.

The Major Fours game saw everyone on the edge of their seats with the scores being neck and neck right up till the last couple of ends with Lesley Dunstan, Sandra Priest, Ann Mackay and Jan Waugh just scraping home for a win over Noela Girot, Lynne Willding, Colleen Dean and Judy Girot 21/18. Congratulations everyone.

The social girls seemed to all be enjoying themselves with the winners for the morning being Alice Allen, Mary Everson and Colleen Liebich.

The lucky raffle winner was none other than a very happy Lesley Dunstan.

President Annette Tisdell is looking for some players to go to Parkes for their two day Carnival to be played on Saturday and Sunday the 24th and 25th of August. It is always nice to support other clubs when they have supported us. If you can help please contact Annette or Sandra ASAP.

The book is now open for names for the Under 70's Singles and the Senior Singles but, unfortunately, nominations close tomorrow so if you would like to play you will need to be quick.

There will be our usual monthly spider tomorrow so have your gold coin ready.

The Committee meeting which was to be held tomorrow, Wednesday, has been cancelled due to not enough members being able to attend and will now be held next Wednesday, August 21.

Very Happy Birthday wishes from all the members go belatedly to Loris Stewart for Thursday, 1st August, Leisa Burton for the 6th, Robyn Mattiske for the 12th and Lyndy Cannon is celebrating today. Hope you all had/have a great day.

Get well soon wishes from the members are extended to anyone on the sick list and we hope you are feeling better soon. That's all for this week folks and I will see you all again in three weeks. Good Bowling.


Golf Croquet Tuesday August 6

It was great to have 31 players for our games We welcomed back Tony Thomson after ten weeks holiday and Marj and Ken Styles have been visiting family in sunny Queensland.

The winners of three games were Jeff Liebich, Denny Smith, John Cole and Barry White. Some of the closest games played were

  • J Liebich, J Littlejohn 7 defeated T Thomson, J Job 6.
  • K Styles, D Smith 7 defeated L Simmonds and J Rubie 6.
  • B White, J Allegri 7 defeated B Murray, M Styles 6.
  • D Scott, L Field 7 defeated C Liebich, K Broderick 6.
  • N Spry, J Allegri 7 defeated G Coles and T Thomson 6.
  • B White, J MacCullagh 7 defeated A Todd and J Littlejohn 6.
  • B Murray, C Liebich 7 defeated K Rubie and E Mahlo 6.
  • K Rubie, B White 7 defeated M Spry and N Spry 6.
  • A Todd, K Styles 7 defeated L Todd and J McCullagh 6.
  • B Murray, M Langfield 7 defeated M Hodges and J Cole 6.
  • B Field, J Cole 7 defeated J Allegri and K Broderick.

Our birthday Luncheon was enjoyed at the Forbes Services Club were birthdays celebrated in August are Jeff Liebich Geoff Coles and Jane Hanbury Tony Thomson was presented with his OBE award

Our Aussie Croquet games were cancelled last Saturday as the weather conditions kept us all looking for a warm place at home with freezing temperatures all weekend. We will all be hoping for a fine day next week as we look forward to our games.

Veteran's Golf

Before results regarding veterans golf a bit of news off the course headed by the 'twin towns' tally in the Mick Miller Shield.

Forbes captain Alf Davies had to call on our president Peter Barnes when he struck a few computer problems recently and while 'on line' they discovered an unusual fact that prior to last Thursday's round Parkes led by one point, 2871, to Forbes 2870 in the teams event for the Mick Miller Shield.

Notice something unusual with these scores? Parkes 2871 (Forbes post code), Forbes 2870 (Parkes post code).

After last Thursday that changes dramatically with only five Parkes players taking to the 12 holes here in Forbes (most likely due to the 'cool' weather conditions). With the best six scores counting in the teams event Forbes scored 144 to Parkes' 103 points. The total now stands, Forbes 3144, Parkes 2973.

A few weeks back we asked who in the best putting off and on the green. We can add another to the list with Bogan Gate resident Steve Edwards joining our club and after years playing sand greens he is more then handy getting 'up and down' from some treacherous spots around the green. A comp to find the best here must take place once the weather warms.

Welcome to Steve and Dennis McGroder who played his first comp last Thursday. He was given a challenge from the first tee shot having to play the ninth over the lake. No worries, a par three to the local solicitor who tells us he ready to become a regular once retirement sets in.

Thursday's play will be the monthly 18 holes for Lachlan Valley vets in West Wyalong incorporating a qualifying round of the NSWVGA Medal to be played in Port Macquarie September 30 and October 1. Eighteen players from the 'valley' have qualified. From our club Tony Cogswell, Peter Barnes, Bob Borger, Alf Davies, Frank Hanns, Jeff Haley, Steve Uphill and Barry Shine are amongst our chances.

As reported last Thursday 12 holes in Forbes for the 'twin towns' with our own Geoff Drane down the middle posting 25 points while reports are his usual solid putting let him down from an even better score.

Beaten on a count-back to be runner was Graham Cooks (Parkes) while also posting 25 was Garry Pymont (Forbes).

Encouragement award Alex McKinnon (Forbes). Nearest the pins, ninth nil in both grades, 18th A grade Dub Rodgers (Parkes) B grade Alex McKinnon.

Ball sweep to 23 points. 25 Garry Pymont (F), 24 Ted Morgan (F), Geoff Coles (F), 23 Ralph Baker (F), Barry Parker (F), David Williams (F), Lynnie Roberts (F), Tom Edols (F), Ronald Jackson (P).

Last Tuesday Mark Toohey left the 'golfie' smiling wide winning the mid-week 12 holes with 32 in a strange collection of points. A miss on the ninth, two points on the 16th along with three points on each of the other ten holes. Runner-up, the ever consistent Barry Parkes on 30 points.

All golfers, young and old, female or male, are invited to Tuesday's 12 holes with assemble at 9am for the 9.30am shot gun start. For all information on golf in Forbes phone the Pro Shop on 6851 1554.