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Month: January 2018


HI All,

I though you should know it has been announced today that our former President, Dan Poynton has been appointed the new Executive Officer of GippSport. I’m sure that you join with me in congratulating Dan on his appointment and wishing him well in his new role. Below is the announcement from GippSport:

Daniel Poynton has been appointed as the new Executive Officer for GippSport, the peak community sport body for Gippsland. The position became vacant with Barry Switzer announcing his retirement late last year, after 14 highly successful years in the role. Daniel will commence as Executive Officer from Monday 12th February 2018. 

According to Chair, Julie Foat, Daniel brings a wealth of exceptional skills, knowledge and experience having worked in the sport industry for over 15 years.  “Daniel has worked for GippSport as a Program Manager for six years and has recently completed a 12 month secondment with Sport and Recreation Victoria as Regional Coordinator, Gippsland”, said Mrs Foat.

“Daniel has qualifications in Business, Sports Management and Governance, which will support his successful tenure as the new Executive Officer”. Mrs Foat believes this will also hold him in good stead in working with the GippSport Board, the highly valued staff team, GippSport members and, key stakeholders, such as Sport and Recreation Victoria, VicHealth, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Latrobe Valley Authority and Latrobe Health Assembly.

“GippSport welcomes Daniel into the position and looks forward to an exciting and successful future with GippSport”, said Mrs Foat. “Daniel is very active in community sport in his home town of Inverloch and surrounds, and is very well respected within the sports industry locally and state wide”

“I am really excited to be joining GippSport at such a pivotal time in its history, as it strengthens its role in supporting the community sport sector across Gippsland and helping Gippslander’s get more active” said Mr Poynton, “Barry Switzer has left an important and valuable legacy.  He has built GippSport into a strong organisation with a highly reputable team and leaves very big shoes to fill.”

“GippSport will continue to strive to achieve its vision to be the regional leader of sport and active recreation in Gippsland,” said Mrs Foat who took up the role as Chair in 2017, the first woman to hold this position within the organisation. With Daniel’s leadership, enthusiasm, and innovative ideas, Mrs Foat is excited for the future of GippSport and the wider Gippsland sporting community. “There is an exceptional amount of government investment going into Gippsland at the moment, particularly within the sport and active recreation sector. GippSport is in an ideal position to support the Government to ensure this investment has a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of people living in Gippsland”.

We look forward to continuing to work closely with GippSport and Dan in the future.


Peter Waters, President

Men’s Saturday Stableford January 27

Today we had 93 players in our stableford event

Overall Winner: Phil Douglass with 42 points

A-Grade Winner: Bryan Sword with 39 points

B-Grade Winner: Peter Walsh with 38 points

C-Grade Winner: Gary Sharrock with 37 points

14th NTP: Alan Briggs

16th NTP: Edward Kosciuk


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Thursday Stableford January 25

Today we had 67 players

Congratulations to Frank Robbins on his Eagle on the 3rd hole!

Overall Winner: Paul Luck with 42 points

A-Grade Winner: Mark Lafferty with 40 points

B-Grade Winner: Warren Dummett with 36 points

14th NTP: Mark Lafferty

16th NTP: Chris Leaver


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Wednesday Stableford January 24

Today we had 40 players in our stableford event

Congratulations to Fay Quilford for her fantastic eagle on the 3rd hole!

A-Grade Winner: Melinda Willder with 36 points

B-Grade Winner: Coral Gray with 41 points

C-Grade Winner: Lynda Basset with 41 points

14th NTP: Ryan Thomas

16th NTP: Bec Thomas


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Today’s winner of the 9 hole Competition was Noreen Williams with 18 points


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