Can we splash or can we paddle?
Well we must be doing something
right because our performance at
the Te Waka regatta hosted at Varsity
Lakes on Sunday 19 August
proved that we can paddle and paddle
fast! Competing in the mixed
masters event we had a full compliment
of 20 paddlers and Joe as
sweep. The boats were loaded from
the beach behind the finish line and
it was a 700m paddle to the start line
at the other end of the lake.
500m course laid with a few buoys
looked very long. Much longer in
fact than the equivalent 500m in the
Manly boat harbour. Heat one for
the day we were in lane 3, racing
against Redcliffe Dragons and Redlands.
Our strict orders were to focus only
on our boat and listen to the sweep
for instructions. As we maneuvered
into position on the start line the
marshall gave the signal and we
were off, catching a few paddlers by
surprise. Our start was good and
fast and so was the pace for the rest
of the race. Lots of grunting and
heaving as we reached the 400m
mark but still had to keep going for
another 100m—it was a long way.
Unknown to us on the boat (cos we
were all focused) we were first over
the line by a dragon’s head.
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Sports: Bayside United Promoted to Premier Div 2
Bayside United won promotion to Premier Division 2 when they overcame Annerley 4-3 over the 2 legs of the promotion play offs.
Having won the home leg 2-0, Bayside went into the game at Annerley knowing that any away goals would likely put the result out of the reach of their opponents.
On a very poor playing surface, Bayside and Annerley struggled to play any fluent football.
The first half saw Annerley force a succession of corners but Bayside defended well throughout the first half and should have taken a half time lead when a fine cross from Matthew Leworthy was met on the volley by Alex Borg only for the Annerley keeper to make a fantastic finger tip save.
Bayside started the second half the stronger and finally broke the deadlock when Gavin Burdett turned home a cross from Anthony LaRosa. This goal meant the Annerley would need to score 4 times to win the game.
Annerley equalised on the day after a good move, but Bayside responded again and Babou Faye smashed home the second for Bayside to put the result out of reach of the battling Annerley side. With 5 minutes to go Annerley scored their second goal and in injury time a long range effort gave them a 3-2 win on the day but Bayside were already celebrating the promotion.
A very proud coach Mark Tuck paid tribute to the the players and their outstanding efforts for what has been an incredible season to date.
Achieving promotion was the main goal we set at the start of the season. To gain promotion from the Metro Division 1 to the premier leagues is a tough assignment. You have to win the league and then win a 2 legged play off against the bottom side in the league above.
Having come so close last year and having to do it all again was a massive task. But we strengthened the side again this year and we have won the Metro Division 1 title, the Metro cup and now promotion.
Bayside United has an unassailable lead in the metro 1 premiership race having a 5 point lead over second placed Souths with only one game to go for the regular season.
Bayside now go into the promotion playoffs against the last placed premier div 2 side in a home & away format so lets wish them luck in their promotion games, after that they have the finals series for Metro 1.
Bayside United won their first Metro Cup by beating Souths United 2-1 on Sunday at Perry Park.
In front of a good sized and noisy crowd made up almost entirely of Bayside supporters Bayside started nervously and struggled to play their usual attacking football.
Babou Faye thought he had given Bayside the lead when he turned home a cross from Gavin Burdette only to be ruled off side and Anthony La Rosa had a long range effort saved by the Souths keeper as Bayside dominated possession on a poor playing surface.Poor defending lead to a rare Souths attack and Shaun Webster brought down a Souths striker and the referee awarded the penalty. Ervil Krepi scored from the spot to give Souths the lead.
Bayside lifted and a good move set Chris Griffin free down the left and his pin point cross found LaRosa who scored from close range to level the scores.
The second half continued as the first finished with Bayside dominating possession and with most of the play in Souths half.
Bayside missed a number of chances, with La Rosa, Burdette, Faye and Alex Borg all going close or bringing out good saves from the keeper.
Finally on the hour Bayside went ahead with a great header from Babou Faye found the net from Chris Griffin's well taken corner.
Soon after Faye almost scored again but this time his header was cleared off the line. Bayside continued to dominate and should have increased their lead but were never troubled by Souths who had their one and only shot on target from free play in the 87th minute. The final whistle was met with a massive cheer from the 200 or so Bayside supporters who made plenty of noise all afternoon.
A very proud Bayside coach, Mark Tuck said, we didn't play as well as we can but we dominated the game, created numerous chances and in the end got what we deserved. A great day for the Bayside Club, and all of the officials who work tirelessly behind the scenes.
Why not take your occasional game of ball in the park or your new year’s resolution to get fit a little more seriously this year? The local, Bayside United Soccer Club is currently seeking girls 16+ to join their women’s open soccer team. Graded division 2, the team has competed in many Semi and Grand Finals over the years earning themselves a commendable reputation.
Soccer season kicks off late march and all motivated, enthusiastic and committed women are welcome to join the team regardless of ability.
Candice of Wynnum West has been playing for Bayside for the past 12 years and loves all elements of the game. “It provides a good social experience as well as great fitness training” she stated.
Training sessions are held on Wednesday night’s, with games taking place on Sundays.
Training and home games take place at the Bayside United Soccer Field 34 Andrew St, Lota.
With the cheapest prices around, don’t let another season pass you by! Join now!
For more information, or to become a part of the team contact Candice on 0418 773 439
This weekend, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th marks the reoccurrence of The Manly Hotel St Helena Cup, the biggest annual mixed fleet regatta in South East Queensland.
This year the club is celebrating 30 years of St Helena Cup racing and is once again expected to draw yachtsmen from all over Brisbane.
Over the years our local Wynnum Manly Yacht Club has established the reputation of being one of Brisbane’s biggest sailing marinas. With its premier event regularly attracting over 100 contestants to the Wynnum Manly harbour, competition is sure to be tough.
Entrants range from ocean racers to trailerables to cruising yachts and the event will be run in conjunction with the Multihull Yacht Sales Cup for multihull yachts.
The Manly Hotel St Helena Cup and the Multihull Yacht Sales Cup are team events creating an exciting club versus club atmosphere.
For more information on The Manly Hotel St Helena Cup contact the Wynnum Manly Yacht Club on 3393 5708 or David Hoban on 0438 269 940.
At only 12 years old, Maxime of New Caledonia is steadily conquering the sailing scene. His most recent triumph was the Australian championships held last week at our very own foreshore.
Maxime was one of 44 entrants of 4 different countries to participate in the optimist class race sponsored by Wallace Bishop. Struggling against difficult weather at a light and shifty 15 knots, the young sailors were certainly put to the test.
Maxime has been sailing for the past four to five years and this is not the first victory for the talented sportsman. His last success was to take home the cup of the New Zealand championship. He was also awarded 5th place in France, being the youngest entrant and against 103 of France's best optimist sailors.
Maxime travels often, accompanied by his very supportive parents, and will next be moving on to New Zealand for further training and races. We wish him the best of luck in his sailing pursuits.
1000's of junior soccer players from clubs all around Queensland marched around the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane last weekend the 28th of August. Our local club Bayside United marched proudly with banners, smiles and decked in the club colours in front of a huge crowd of 20,725 soccer fans. It was an amazing atmosphere; Queensland Roar had fans on the edge of their seats with many missed chances until the second half with only 15 min to go. Queensland scored, quickly followed by a New Zealand goal which was disallowed with Queensland sealing the game with a second goal in the last minutes of the game. The final score was 2 - 0. The kids and the fans had a great day at the football.
The 2005 M.S BRISSIE to the BAY Bike Ride will be held on Sunday the 29th of May. The M.S Brissie to Bay is Queenslands number one charity bike ride event.
Take on the challenge of the 55km circuit from West End to Wynnum and return, or relax and enjoy the scenery on the leisurely 10km course.
If you are looking for something in between the Brissie to Balmoral 30km ride is just for you.
For more go to www.usmevents.com.au
The Eaplanade will be closed Sunday 29th May for aprox 2 hours from aprox 7.00pm.
Bayside United Soccer Club sign on day was last weekend but don't worry if you missed out it will be on again this weekend from 10am to 1pm Saturday and Sunday. There are teams for all ages, girls and boys. Players as young as 5 can join in the fun of non-competitive, 6 a side games.
The club now has air conditioning so is a great place to organise a party, watch a game, play the pokies or have a drink. Wynnum Manly On-Line is hoping to organise some local bands to play at the club so stay tuned for the next Music Night.
Q.L.D Open and Age Swimming Championship (9 Jan to 14 Jan) held at Chandler allowed us to see our Olympic Stars and our Olympic future.
Jacinta Powell from Townsville won Gold in the 400m Freestyle, Silver in the 200m Freestyle and Bronze in the 200m Butterfly (Congratulation Jacinta).
Sports: Moreton Bay Game Fishing Club SHARK FISHING CLASSIC 04
Moreton Bay Game Fishing Club - SHARK FISHING CLASSIC 04
Sat 20th and Sunday 21st March 2004 for Tournament Enquiries Ph Gorbon on 38903178 or Noel on 32869288 .
Briefing Thursday March 18th at 7pm Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club
( IT IS COMPULSORY FOR A MEMBER OF EACH TEAM TO ATTEND THE BRIEFING)
Entry is $60 per Adults and $40 per Juniors
BAYSIDE UNITED SIGN-ON FOR 2004 SOCCER SEASON
Bayside United Sports and Recreation Club would like to extend an invitation to all prospective Junior soccer players to sign on for the 2004 season that commences in March.
We look forward to seeing returning players from last season and the Club would like to extend a warm welcome to new players.
If you think your son or daughter would like to play an exciting team sport in a friendly atmosphere with a family orientated Club then we look forward to seeing you.
Sign on days and times are as follows:- SAT/SUN 14th/15th FEB 10.00AM - 1.00PM
If you would like any further information please contact the Club on PH:38930177 otherwise Club members would be happy to answer any queries you may have on the above sign-on days.
Bayside United Soccer Club is situated on Andrew Street, Lota.
The Wynnum Vikings Australian Rules Football club will be holding its 2003 Presentation night on Friday 17th October at the Wynnum Point Hotel. Tickets are available prior to the evening, contact the club to arrange. Don't forget to keep up with the latest happennings at the club by visiting www.wynnumvikings.com
The Fort Lytton off - Road Masters was held on Sunday 14th September.
Racing started at 9.00pm with Official Starter Gary Blank, Stewart: L Watt, and Clerk of Course Ken Herson . Classes included 85cc Jnr, Shotgun Honda Women series, 125 and 250 pro series with many top riders including Mike Cook No. 40 riding a Yamaha for (Griffin Yamaha) and Scott Bishop No. 5 riding in the 125 and 250 pro series. (Photo race 5 Spitwater125 Cubman)