Kapiti Observer : September 12th 2011
24 KAPITI OBSERVER, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011 SPORT 93 Mazengarb Road Phone 04 297 0815 Cnr Raumati and Rosetta Roads Phone 04 902 8466 Sunday Carvery 5-8pm Quiz Night Wednesday 7.30pm Bring your team down for some great fun Free Pub Housie Monday 7.30pm Vouchers to be won plus spot prizes $15 Thursday 5-9pm $15 Mains • 2 Desserts for $15 3 House Wines or Beers for $15 Tuesday Trivia and Pizza 2 for 1 Pizzas 5-8pm Quiz starts at 7.30pm Get in early to secure a table Kids Eat Free Monday & Tuesday 5-8pm Conditions Apply (Conditions Apply. See staff for details). Sunday Live Jazz 6-8pm Lunch from just $8.00 Every Day from 12-3pm (Conditions Apply. See staff for details). 3786298AO Happy Hour 4-6pm Live Music with Greg Christiansen LIVE RUGBY Drink Specials during game TGI FRIDAY All the weekends BIG games LIVE on the BIG screens Great Specials during the Big Games $287.50 Subsidy available through See Hear* Call us for details Caring for Kids Children learn mostly with their eyes. Clear comfortable vision is necessary for a child to learn successfully. Do any of these symptoms relate to your child or children you are caring for? • Headaches • Rubs eyes • Shuts one eye when reading • Tilts the head when reading • Holds a book very close • Omits small words when reading • Copies incorrectly from the blackboard • Misaligns digits in columns of numbers • Becomes tired after close work • Avoids close work • Blinks excessively when doing near vision work but not otherwise • Writes up or down hill, with irregular letter or word spacing • A history of eye problems in the family, especially in siblings. The NZAO recommends that if you have identi ed more than one of these symptoms, you should get your child's eyes examined. 174 Oxford Street, Levin. Ph 06 368 0130 Levin@seehear.co.nz Kids Frame and Lens Package from $149 * Subsidy available annually for children 15 years and under whose parent, guardian or themselves hold a valid Community Services Card or Child holds a Valid High Use Health Card. England visit offers big chance to score Britain bound: Luke Purcell is off to Britain to test his skills against England's best youth players. By BEN STRANG Southampton Football Club has produced some of the best football talent in Britain during the past decade, and in October a Kapiti teenager will be taking on the club s best. Luke Purcell will be visiting The Saints as part of the Pulse Premier Soccer tour to Britain, playing youth teams from nine clubs. The left-footed player will be looking to impress some of the best youth departments in world foot- ball during the tour, saying the goal in each match is to out-do the opposing left back. We were told we need to try and play better than the guy who is in my position on the other team, the 17-year-old said. The tour will take Luke to Premier League clubs Fulham, Norwich and West Bromwich Albion, but Southampton will be the most famed youth academy he visits. Southampton boasts a wealth of superstars who played for the club, including Peter Shilton, Mat- thew Le Tissier, Alan Shearer, and more recently Peter Crouch and Gareth Bale. It will be an awesome experience. I talked to [fellow Kapiti player] Cameron Manclark, who went when he was 15, and he said it was the perfect time for me to be able to go, at my age. Pulse Premier Soccer gives young players in Australasia the chance to test their skills against British teams, and Luke said he was selected through his reputation. I applied for it, and they said they heard about me through some people, and from watching me play. He is the only player from Wellington in the squad, and joins players from Australia and Papua New Guinea. The highlight for Luke will be a possible train- ing session at Liverpool Football Club s Melwood training complex, although it has yet to be confirmed. I know they are working on it. That would be a highlight for me because I m a Liverpool fan. Luke has raised about $3500 for the trip, and needs to make another $500 in the next month before heading to England on October 7. He will return on October 22, after playing against Colchester, Wimbledon, Northampton, Ipswich, Aldershot, and the big boys Southampton, Fulham, West Bromwich and Norwich. Luke plays his club football for Western Suburbs reserve side in Capital 1 and to keep in shape will be training with the club s under-19 side. Veteran: Paraparaumu Beach Tennis Club's oldest playing member, Arthur Ainger, shows he's still got it at the Te Atiawa courts. Ainger celebrated his 90th birthday with a few games of doubles, with sons Colin and Brian and grandson Nick. Ainger joined the club in 1977 when he moved to the area and plays several times a week in the veteran's section, said Brian. He is well known at the club and when the new facilities opened in Percival Rd he helped with junior coaching and organised a midweek floodlit league for several seasons. Family from Britain and Australia attended the birthday festivities. Finalists 'inspiring' Three young Kapiti sports volunteers have been named finalists in this year s Sparc Sport Volunteer Awards. Raumati Swimming Club s Chris Roberts and Alex Rollander, of Kapiti Junior Hockey Club, are finalists for the Student Sport Volun- teer Award, for sport volunteers aged 18 or younger. Sport Wellington received over 340 nominations, from people who had given many hours of their time each week to help out at the sport they were passionate about, said Sport Wellington community coach adviser Mark Watson. Our finalists are inspiring individuals who have gone that extra mile. Winners will be announced on September 21 at an awards break- fast, to be held at the Renouf Tennis Centre in Wellington.
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