Hello to everyone from this of my desk
We have just ended a luxurious, long and languid weekend…Tuesday, and it is back to the routine, but we can still reflect on the last few days and for most it was time to kick off the shoes and relax….and it was mostly like that at the North….although our soccer boys were busy with two matches and the runners had themselves a long training run, a month before their big race…all our other winter sports were in hibernation. Hockey are awaiting their big wakeup call over the coming weekend…Baseball are also gearing up to begin their leagues too…whilst our newest kids on the block…are about to bring rugby to the North!!
Rugby kick off their season this weekend…so we will see lots of energy and numbers of teams and players across the road…their juniors are also starting soon…. our Saturday mornings at the North will be a really busy affair in the future…all the best to the Grizzlies (the rugby juniors), who are starting under the Northerns banner too….The seniors will be practicing on the hockey field next to the Astro under the lights during the week….and their first matches are scheduled to begin from this weekend.
Hockey too, are kicking off this weekend, with the Ladies leagues on Saturday afternoon, with all matches split between St Dunstans Astro and the one on our top field. All the local mens leagues begin on Sunday morning, so expect to see a great turnout of senior players over the coming weekends…the juniors will also be busy training on Saturday mornings, perfecting their skills, as their schedule of tournaments gets underway soon too….
The soccer boys definitely produced the goods over last weekend, with a seriously solid win over Zwide on Thursday, whilst on Saturday they overcame a gutsy Olympia. Great stuff boys, we are all really happy to see that you have turned around the few poor results…I am sure we all feel that you will continue to perform and make us proud….another good weekend was enjoyed by the reserves, who bagged another couple of wins, to match the firsts. Our soccer Juniors are also busy this weekend, after all the holidays, all the kids are raring to go…all the best to them too…
The baseball boys are still quietly getting on with their practices and will start their leagues soon…. All the best to these Northerns warriors…we’re all wishing you plenty of home runs and success….
The club car park was filled to capacity from early on Monday morning…all the runners having a pre dawn start to a practice run for the Comrades….this 60km run is part of their build up to their big day… but despite the length of the run, I saw a lot of smiling and happy faces at the lunch….there were however a few people walking around a little gingerly, but I imagine that is to be expected after such a lengthy workout. Congrats to all those who completed…I hope you all achieved the goals you set for yourselves. In a little over a month, you will be lining up at the start of the race… We wish you well…
Even our summer sports are getting in on the action and the juniors are competing in a Winter league and practicing in the evenings in anticipation of a great and fulfilling season, with three fields being used on Sunday, I think we are going to have a bumper bust season. A big thank you to the cricket section for making this into an all year round sport… The cricket committee are also still busy with the upgrade of their A pitch…every day we see the industrious workers busy adding more grass to the bare areas…I’m sure all the effort will be worthwhile and we will have an fantastic pitch in the coming seasons. I heard that our Legends team went on tour to Zimbabwe over the long weekend, but I was told what goes on tour, stays on tour….I’m not sure if that means the results were bad….or the boys got up to major mischief…but I will leave that to them to explain.
Last Friday saw the return of the night market…and it was really festive occasion…I took a quick look from the deck and was amazed at how warm and inviting the market looked…the lights made the scene appear surreal and the smells coming from the food stalls was tantalising…from the feedback of the stall holders, they are enjoying our location and the setting… the dates have been set for the next one already…diarise it, on May 26th we will host the next one….
The Joker and Members draws were not won, so there is a carry over….the Joker draw now stands at R78 717 this week, whilst the Members draw is at another record high of R6 200…. come and meet us on Friday for these two draws…and our Friday live music this week is Dream Catcher….a brilliant bass player accompanied by a most talented vocalist and guitarist….they have proved to be a very popular attraction….lots of dancing and singing will be the order of the night…
That’s about all the news I have for this week, please remember if you have any problems or praise about the Club, please let me know on my personal email firstname.lastname@example.org
Yours in Sport
Friday Night Club Draw results: 28th April 2017
Member Weekly Draw
2 x Cases SAB: Deon Bindon (Social) – Not Present
Club Member Draw: R6 000.00
Barbara Merrifield (Hockey) – Not Present Winnings now stand at R 6 200.00
The next draw will be held at 19h30 on FRIDAY 05th May 2017
Weekly Raffle Draw
1 x Case SAB: Glen Barnard (Baseball) Matts Meat Voucher: Brad Knight (Social)
“SCIMITAR BAR” AND BEER GARDEN OPENING FROM 12H00 ON FRIDAYS SERVING PUB LUNCHES
“Dreamcatcher” will be entertaining us on Friday 05th May from 18h30
Joker Draw Winnings was not won!!! Draw now stands at R 78 717.00 !!!!
Which will be drawn at 19h30 on Friday 05th May with the last ticket being sold at 19h15
Martin Iske (Social) drew the Jack of Spades
MAIN CLUB A.G.M.
IN TERMS OF THE CONSTITUTION IT IS OUR INTENTION TO HOLD THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF
BENONI NORTHERN AREAS SPORTS CLUB ON
THURSDAY 11th MAY 2017 at 19h15 in the BENONI NORTHERN AREAS CLUB HALL
1. NOTICE CONVENING THE MEETING
3. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
4. FINANCIAL REPORT
5. CHAIRMANS REPORT
6. ELECTION OF OFFICE BEARERS
7. THE APPOINTMENT OF AUDITORS
8. SPORTS PERSON OF THE YEAR
9. LIFE MEMBERSHIP
We’re heading to Benoni Northerns Sports Club. We’ve got an awesome route, a whole new Superhero theme, new tees, new fun and new newness all wrapped in The Color Run awesomeness that you love!!
Are you ready for more fun, more colour, more smiles and more ‘you’ in 2017?
We are… you are… THE COLOR RUN SUPERHERO TOUR 2017!
To score the 24hr pre-sale ticket price you must be signed up from our website by 10pm on Sunday 26 February. We’ll then email through the exclusive link for your 24hr sale on Monday. All Early Bird tickets kick off on Tuesday 28 February @ 8am.
Don’t forget all mini runners under 10 come for free* and need to be registered before the run. This can be done at the time of booking either online or when purchasing via EFT.
The important stuff:
– Pre-sale / VIP tickets go on sale from Monday 27 February (8am) to Tuesday 7 February (11:45pm)
– Early Bird are on sale from Tuesday 28 February through to 10 March
– Full priced tickets kick in 11 March until 20 May
– Pre-sale Tickets: Solo: R170 / Team Runners (4+ team): R150 per runner
– Early Bird Tickets: Solo: R195 / Team Runners (4+ team): R170 per runner
– Full Price Tickets: Solo: R270 / Team Runners (4+ team): R245 per runner
VIP / Pre Sale tickets & Early Bird Tickets are for bookings online with a valid credit card or if you don’t want to book online you can book via EFT / Bank Transfer and email. EFT instructions will be posted on FB, Twitter and on the Benoni page of our website when ticket sales open.
Manual entry points will open @ selected Sportsmans Warehouse locations around Benoni and Jozi once Early Bird sales have ended.
Watch out for all the news and fun here and on the Benoni page of our website as we give you all the deets this week:
Ladies Hockey Fixtures Sat 06.05.17
Diarise : The first Eastern Local Football Association league derby will be played between Benoni Northerns and Old Bens football clubs at Northern Areas on Saturday 27th May 2016.
1st Home Game to be held on Saturday 20th May – Benoni vs Nigel. Kick Off time to be confirmed.
BENONI NORTHERN AREAS SPORTS CLUB ON WEDNESDAY 24TH MAY 2017 at 19h00 in the BENONI NORTHERN AREAS CLUB HALL