Thursday, 18 December 2014
STANLEY football team took part and won a football tournament with the Army and Air Force on Sunday in commemoration of the World War I anniversary and in remembrance of the 1914 Christmas truce.
Conditions were predictable with the match football delivered by helicopter to the penalty spot quickly blowing away in the westerly wind.
Thursday, 18 December 2014
MORE than 140 Community School children participated in the annual Tumbledown Run on Friday December 12. After some concerns about the weather the skies cleared and the runners had perfect conditions to complete the taxing course.
Friday, 12 December 2014
A 7-a-side match between Stanley and a military team from the Resident Rapier Battery was held as part of the centenary commemorations for Battle Day on the Stanley football pitch on December 7.
With a good crowd in attendance, Stanley started the game very quickly and took the lead in the first couple of minutes with Aiden Morris finishing tidily into the bottom corner. Stanley passed the ball well and put the MPA team under pressure throughout the first half. Wayne Clement scored a second goal for Stanley who went off at half-time with a well-deserved 2-0 lead.
Thursday, 11 December 2014
THE golf club welcomed a new tournament to the schedule on November 30. The FIC tournament sponsored by Home Living and Home Builder was played in windy (for a change) and dry conditions.
Thursday, 31 July 2014
COMPETING in a tournament against teams from countries with populations totalling anything from a million to over a billion, the Falklands was always going to be a little out of its depth at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
As Stanley Badminton Club team captain Doug Clark told Penguin News yesterday, "it's difficult for everyone mentally when before a match even starts you know you're going to get beaten, but the attitude has to be, if you're going to lose - lose well."
"Chase down every point," was the advice he gave his mainly very young team, "give it your all and stay positive, don't give up."
And give it their all the Falklands teams surely did. Not only that, but the Lawn Bowls team, with members ages ranging up into the late 70s, managed three fantastic wins.
Thursday, 24 July 2014
THE Falklands shooting team at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is feeling, "very confident," Small Bore team member Jeremy Poncet told Penguin News this week.
The shooters are one team one of three representing the Falklands. A badminton team and Lawn Bowls team are also competing at the Games. (Pictured: Two of the badminton team Ross Stewart and Sonia Arkhipkina - photo Stanley Badminton Club).
Describing the facilities as, "absolutely amazing," the Commonwealth Games first timer admitted however that with the very new target system, not to mention the team having entirely new guns and shooting jackets to get used to, a settling in period was necessary.
Jeremy and his team mates have had a few days break before the pre team training shoot today, and the qualifiers tomorrow (50m Rifle Prone for Jeremy and also Michael Goss) and he says they are, "really looking forward to it."
Friday, 04 July 2014
Stanley in their home red strip line up with MPA mixed services team at Mount Pleasant field
A REJUVENATED Stanley football team played a mixed military team organised by LCpl Lee Hartnoll on Sunday June 29. This was their first official match since July 2013 when they won a bronze medal at the Bermuda Island Games.
The team have had a new injection of players recently and are led by new Manager, Zaza ‘Georgie ’Elbakidze. The squad of 17, a blend of experience, youth and new players, coped well in difficult conditions.
Thursday, 29 May 2014
HARDWORK, dedication and a whole lot of excitement likely sums up time spent in Southern Ireland by Falklands shearers, woolhandlers and their enthusiastic supporters last weekend and in the week leading up to this year's shearing world championships, The Golden Shears.
The Falklands team consisting of shearers Jan Clarke and Stefen Clarke, and woolhandlers Vikki Lee and Sammy Lee Hirtle (pictured) kept their noisy supporters more than satisfied with some fantastic performances including Stefen Clarke nicely producing the goods in the Golden Shears Plate claiming second place. Team Manager Tanya Clarke described Stefen as having shorn "his skin off." Sammy Hirtle qualified second in her All Nations heat eventually picking up 8th place overall.
Friday, 02 May 2014
THE first competition of the Falkland Islands Dek Hockey Association season concluded on April 22 with a sweeping win for the 2014 Flyers.
Flyers have a faultless winning streak so far in the season and secured a 14 point lead over second placed Panthers.
Friday, 02 May 2014
THE Archery Club’s competition of the year took place on April 6 at the Stanley Football field – the Governor’s Cup, a FITA shoot for everyone.
The day was cold but with very light winds and turnout was one of the best the club has had for an outside shoot, a fitting show of heads for such a prestigious event. Competition was fierce and close at all levels with the leaders changing at the different ranges.