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                                                                                                                                         More photos from the Skilled Perth to Rotto swim challenge.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  from Big Sky
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Credit Union
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (Skilled) a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  cheque for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  $1000. All
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  donated to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the Royal
It's all in the wrist! The ewman Lawn Bowls troupe show us how it's really done. Above: Callan (left) and Rowdy.                                                                                                  Service.

Let the good times bowl
WHEN Newman Bowling Club held                 “Corporate bowls was a big thing                Running the NBC requires heaps of
their registration night for the 2008 there and when we moved here                        assistance and this usually comes in
summer competition it was the time for we noticed no one was doing it”                    the form of volunteers. Ideally they
local businesses and corporations to she said. “We ended up taking on the                 would love to have 10-15 people but
register teams that will be locked in for whole club!”                                    currently only have three due to some
the next 10 weeks.                                                                        leaving town. Kristen would love to
   However NBC stalwart Kristen Cox                                                       hear from anyone who would be
said there are still enough spots                                                         interested in assisting with functions,
available for another two teams.                                                          firing up a BBQ or helping maintain
   Enrolment per team is $80 and a $5                                                     the greens.                               Don't look now but there’s a shark in the pool.   395 laps of the pool? We can do that!
per person per night fee goes towards                                                         “No experience is required as we
green keeping costs. All the equipment                                                    will teach them,” Kirsten said.
is provided, no uniforms are necessary
and footwear is flat shoes or none at all.
                                                                                              Newman Bowls Clubs also relies on
                                                                                          sponsorship and donations from local         TRY-athlon training tips
   Kristen Cox has been involved with                                                     businesses such as HWE Mining,
the club since arriving from Kalgoorlie                                                   Roo’s Plumbing and Workpac to keep OKAY hands up... who made a New                        said that they chose these distances to
three years ago.                           Callan lines up another shot.                  things going.               Wendy Hagan Year’s resolution to lose weight?                 cater for all fitness levels.
                                                                                                                                      Most people start off strong but                  “It’s not about getting the best
                                                                                                                                  within a couple of weeks they have                times, it’s about getting people to

 Tigers ‘a bit’ washed out!
                                                                                                                                  ditched their diet, weaned themselves             participate in a fun event,” he said.
                                                                                                                                  off the workout and caressed the couch.               Each week in the lead-up to the race,
                                                                                                                                      When we make these resolutions we             the ewman Mail will be offering
                                                                                                                                  tend to focus on the outcome, not how             training tips to motivate and assist any
 TE hard-core AFL players braved the wild weather                    still able to complete the season and take out the win       to achieve it. Having a specific fitness          fitness first-timers. But the key factor is
 last Thursday night to attend the Tigers pre-season                 that matters.                                                goal allows us to define what we need             to just get started.
 training session. Coach Stephen Walpole said the                    Stephen and assistant coach Mark Lincoln don’t               to do and the time frame in which to                  This week allocate a day solely for
 night was ‘a bit wet’ but still took the attending                  believe in making their players do ‘miles and miles’         accomplish it.                                    each sport and just complete the
 players out for some ball work.                                     of legwork but concentrate instead on ball work.                 If a suitable goal has proved elusive         distance. So, one day just concentrate
    Previous years saw the Tigers start training mid-                This includes focusing on improving and maintaining          then perhaps the 2008 Newman                      on swimming the seven laps; another
 January even though the weather was very hot. This                  aerobics fitness and ball handling skills.                   Triathlon is what you’ve been waiting             do the bike requirement or the run.
 year the initial training session was pushed forward                    Tigers FC is also on the lookout for more people to      for. Organised by BHP Billiton it takes           Don’t worry about setting any speed
 to February 7 due to other commitments and taking                   signup as trainers or strappers. Stephen Walpole says        place on Sunday, April 6. This is a               records, merely start to condition your
 advantage of slightly cooler weather.                               trainers and strappers are worth their weight in gold        great opportunity to train and                    body for these distances.
    Don’t worry if you missed out on Thursday                        and would encourage anyone with knowledge of these           participate in a local fundraising event              There is no point in starting a
 night’s sign up, as the club is always interested                   skills to lend a hand on training or game nights.            even if you have never competed in a              workout only to pull up with an injury
 in new recruits. Living in a mining town it is hard                     The pre-season training sessions will be                 triathlon before.                                 so make sure to warm-up and cool
 to maintain the numbers for game days due to                        held every Tuesday and Thursday nights from                      The race will start at 6am for adult          down. Drinking alcohol and exercising
 shift work. Last year on a couple occasions team                    6:30-7:30pm. Go on, have a punt with the grand final         individuals and 6.30am for adult teams.           in hot weather can both create a serious
 numbers had dropped to 16-18 players but they were                  title holders!                               Wendy Hagan     The Newman triathlon will comprise a              risk of dehydration so ensure that your
                                                                                                                                  350-metre (7 laps) swimming leg, a                water intake is sufficient especially
                                                                                                                                  15km cycle and a 5km run in that                  during the training sessions.
                                                                                                                                  order. BHP Billiton’s David Rosenthal                 And to get you going... ‘To achieve
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                                                                                                                                                                                                              you’ve     never
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                                                                                                                                                                             photos or information to:        must         be
                                                                                                                                                                                                              prepared to do
                                                                                                                                                                             sport@newman                     something
                                                                                                                                                                                         you’ve     never
                                                                                                                                                                                                              done before.’
                                                                                                                                                                                ewman Mail                     Wendy Hagen

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