Herald - Issue 395

Page 64 • The HERALD • 17th September 2020 v SPEAK TO THE EXPERTS FOR THE BEST ADVICE v SPORT IN THE HERALD Former Brock Sport Lecturer Selected as Assistant Manager at Southend United FC Thirteen Not an Unlucky Number for Some Brockenhurst College Sport and Exercise lecturer Tom Prodomo has been named Assistant Manager at League 2 Southend United and as a result will make the move to the Essex club as new manager Mark Molesley’s right-hand man. Mark and Tom will replace the old coaching team at Southend, which was led by England legend Sol Campbell. e 13th August proved to be a busy day for the ladies of Bramshott Hill Golf Club The hotly contested Ladies Seniors Cup was held and 13 proved not to be an unlucky number for Marion Robinson who was the worthy winner with 42 points. Congratulations go to her and also to G Gordon in second place with 40 points and L Mortimer in 3rd place with 35 points. The days stableford quali er saw some huge scores, followed swi ly by some huge cuts to handicaps. Div 1 Winner J Howells, 2nd S Rothwell, 3rd J Weatherdon ; Div 2 Winner L Compton, 2nd C Davis, 3rd M Eve; Div 3 Winner V Boot, 2nd C Jones, 3rd D Campbell . Also on that day saw some close scoring on the short 9 hole course with the winner being C Niven (23) beating J Richardson by 1 point. In the 3rd place was M P arry (20) e rst round of the anniversary medal was held on 6th August and congratulations go to Mandy Tennant who narrowly beat Lynn Dunkason in Division 1. Both came in with an excellent 69 net. In third place was Caroline Caswell 72 net; Division 2 Winner S Hallettt, 2nd J Ramage, 3rd L Compton; Division 3 Winner V Boot, 2nd M Annetts, 3rd S Gibson. Short nine hole course best average medal went to L Moore . On the 20th August the ever popular Sue Shelly Memorial Trophy was keenly contested in memory of a former member of the ladies section. is medford competition could not have ended on a closer result. e first three places all returned scores of 22 and the placings were all decided on countback. Congratulations go to the winner Margaret Shepherd . 2nd place Sally Till and third place Krystyna Cotterell . at days short 9 hole course stableford results were 1st place M Gordon , 2nd L Moor, 3rd J Richardson . Tom Prodomo teaching at Brockenhurst College Tom, who used to play as a holding- mid elder for New Milton Eagles and attended Highcli e School, said: “I’m immensely excited about the challenge and feel very proud and privileged to be accepting my new role. At Southend we need to create our own culture and environment – that has to come first. Then it’s all about winning matches and creating a winning mentality.” e former Assistant Coach for England Colleges added “I’d like to thank the people at Brockenhurst College for their support in my career to date – Brock has been a major influence on my life.” Tom once guided a Brock Football Academy team to victory in an England Colleges Football Association knockout tournament. e 29-year-old from Mudeford met Mark Moesley while analysing training videos of players for AFC Bournemouth when Moseley was training Bournemouth U23 players. Moseley called Tom and asked him to join him at Weymouth and has stuck with him ever since. Together, Molesley and Prodomo masterminded back-to-back promotions for the Dorset club, which has now broken into the National League. e managerial duo has some rebuilding to do at Southend United FC following relegation from League 1 earlier this year. Brock Head of Curriculum for Sport, Kevin Jones, said: “We are absolutely thrilled for Tom and wish him every success in his managerial career.” Captain J Physick (seated) and Cup Winner Marion Robinson (standing) Fawley RFC Juniors Fawley RFC Juniors have had to be creative in their approach to their annual rugby awards event this year, with the obvious restrictions on meeting up preventing their usual celebrations. Usually, all age groups are celebrated for their achievements during the season in a presentation evening where trophies are handed out to talented and committed players and participation medals are given to all. e pandemic has forced team managers to think outside the box ensuring that e orts are not gone unrewarded and youngsters have been treated to zoom presentation calls and personal socially distanced house visits from coaches in recent weeks. All players from the Under 6’s to Under 16’s were made to feel special and some were fortunate enough to be presented with trophies from ‘Coaches Player’ to ‘Most Improved Player’ amongst others, for each team. e Fawley RFC Junior section Chair, Alison Cross, would like to thank all organisers for ensuring the children didn’t miss out despite the pandemic. Fawley RFC Juniors is a fast developing club with fully trained coaches, rst aiders and a whole band of enthusiastic families and other supporters. e club has grown from strength to strength in recent years and new players are always sought a er. e new season started on Sunday 6th September and all newcomers will be welcomed from school years R-11. ere are dedicated coaches and team managers for each age group and new players are encouraged to go along regardless of experience. ey look forward to seeing you at 10am at the pitches at Gang Warily. e club is also looking for Level 2 referees to help with matches for the older section, as well as having some vacancies on the committee. For any information on any of the above, please email juniorchair@fawleyrfc.co.uk . Bramshott Hill Seniors Bramshott Hill Seniors were out in force again on Monday 3rd August, the competition was a three man team Stableford game with the prizes for the rst three teams. 39 players took part and a close competition ensued. e results were as follows: 1st T Douglas, P Wastell & B Cox, 2nd G Mercer, M Newland & E Moseley, 3rd B Lewis, R Gooding & J Bailey . e following Monday 10th August, again a good attendance from the senior section with 41 players. e competition was a Stableford Quali er. e Quali ers are always important matches as the result can a ect the individuals world wide handicap. Once again the Seniors did themselves proud and prizes were awarded to the three best scores in each division. e results were as follows: Division 1: 1st Stuart Bulbrooke , 2nd Geoff Mercer , 3rd Trelford Douglas ; Division 2: 1st Kevin Rothwell , 2nd Bill (William) Merrett , 3rd Barry Walker ; Division 3: 1st Brian Cox , 2nd Jeffrey Andrews , 3rd John Annetts . Monday 17th August was just a fun game with the Captain John Gordons team versus the past captain’s team. e format was a four ball better ball game match play game. ere were 9 match play games played with four players in each match. Captain John’s team won by 7.5 games to 1.5 games. John swore on a copy of “Noddy’s book of tall tales” that there was no bias in the selection of the teams. Are you a Level 2 Referee interested in helping out the Junior Section at youth matches? At Fawley RFC, they need your expertise! As the club grows with more young players from the Waterside joining all the time, they have vacancies for quali ed referee volunteers for youth teams from U13s upwards. Whether you’re a fully quali ed Ref, a one-time player, Ref with out of date skills that need a bit of refreshing or someone who’s keen to learn from new, they would like to hear from you. Please refer to the RFU website for detailed descriptions of skills required. If you’re ready to Ref or want to nd out more, they would love to hear from you. If you are interested in playing for the club, the new season started on Sunday 6th Septembe r at 10am at Gang Warily, following COVID-19 guidelines from the RFU. e club are interested in recruiting players aged 4-16. No experience necessary and training given by fully trained, DBS checked coaches. Everyone welcome. Please email juniorchair@fawleyrfc.co.uk for all enquiries. FAWLEY RFC JUNIOR SECTION SEEKING LEVEL 2 REFEREES AND PLAYERS