Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52Quarterly magazine of The Peninsula School 48 2016 TOPSA events REUNIONS will be held in the H.A. Macdonald Pavilion. See how your School has developed and enjoy reminiscing! 2017 Proposed TOPSA Events Class of 1977 – 40 Year Reunion Class of 1987 – 30 Year Reunion Class of 1997 – 20 Year Reunion Class of 2007 – 10 Year Reunion Class of 2012 – 5 Year Reunion Class of 2016 – 1 Year Reunion Queensland Alumni Branch Function Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards Keep in touch! Do we have your current mailing address and contact details? If not, please contact Ian Cockle, TOPSA President at topsa@tps.vic.edu.au Find us on www.topsa.com.au THE outstanding success of 2015/16 has been wonderful to celebrate, this extends a long period of success punctuated by three Provincial first XI premierships in six seasons. On top of this, other grades have enjoyed their triumphs; players have developed; juniors have excelled amongst their peers and also progressed to the senior ranks. The challenge for the club is to find ways to sustain this current success. Last season, the 1st XI was energised by the performances of young players such as Will Crowder, Tom La Brooy and Tom Feldgen. This trio was a product of The Peninsula School and POBCC junior programs, and formed part of a U/17 premiership a couple of years prior. In part the recent success of the 1st XI was because we created opportunities and a pathway for these players. We will continue to adopt this approach.  Pre-season training is well and truly underway and pleasingly our numbers continue to grow, along with the intensity levels. Both of these elements are crucial as we get ourselves as best prepared as possible before the start of the season. We started last season strongly and we know how important early wins are for setting up success for all grades. Training - both in pre-season and during the season, is where our individual and shared investment determines POBCC Peninsula Old Boys Cricket Club season report our success. In other exciting news a new format and fixture will be introduced from next year, and clubs will be graded based on results from this season. We are still taking registrations for the Milo In2Cricket program that we are re-invigorating this year. The MILO in2CRICKET program is designed for boys and girls from 5 to 8 years old. It is a fast, fun and active program that emphasises maximum participation, and basic motor and cricket skill development. It is experience based and builds its foundations on the essentials for lifelong involvement in physical activity and sport. Register online ASAP so we can arrange participant packs in time as Milo in2Cricket starts on 28 October.  As in previous years, junior Cricket will be held at:  U10’s Friday evenings, Detmold,  U12’s Saturday mornings, Howard Parker Reserve, Mt Eliza,  U14’s Sunday mornings, Detmold U16’s Friday evenings, Detmold. If you would like to find out more about us, please follow us on Facebook or sign up for our newsletter at pobcc.com.au Adam Jones President TOPSA - our alumni