Mildura Weekly : Friday December 5 2014 Vol 9 No 5
FEATURE 25 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014 MILDURAWEEKLY.COM.AU community heroes SURGERY Rowan’s life for years Rowan’s involvement with the SHA began 40 years ago while playing junior hockey for Merbein High School. A natural runner, Rowan said the free-flowing nature of hockey drew her to the sport. “With netball you have to stop and start, whereas with hockey you keep go- ing,” she said. “You do a 50-metre sprint, and then you can have a rest.” Starting her senior career with the now defunct Arse- nal club, Rowan has spent the past 20 years playing for her beloved Waratahs. Still playing centre-for- ward in B Grade, Rowan says that despite her age, she has no intentions of retiring. “I think I have a few more years to go!” she laughed. Last season, Rowan cel- ebrated a major milestone when she played in a B Grade premiership with daughter Emma and grand- daughter Shae! “I think it’s a first for the association – three genera- tions playing in the same fi- nal,” she said. “It was a spe- cial occasion, and we won, which made it even better!” With the introduction of Under 9s and Under 11s competition this season, Rowan believes the SHA has a healthy future. “By implementing those competitions this year we have attracted plenty of ju- niors,” Rowan said. “It’s great to see little kids running around with hockey sticks, so we just hope that continues, be- cause some kids tend to be- come lazy. “It’s alright now because mum and dad take them to hockey, but when they get older the phones and Play- stations get into action.” • HOCKEY STALWART: Rowan regards winning last year’s B Grade premiership with granddaughter Shae, and daughter Emma as one of her happiest hockey memories. • BELOW LEFT: Rowan loves sharing her hockey passion with her family. Here she is pictured with daughters Emma and Amy, sister Anita Fallon and nephew Jack. • BELOW: Rowan in action playing for Sunraysia’s veterans team this year. Although 52, she has no intentions of slowing down! 155 Langtree Avenue, Mildura Ph: 5022 2933 A/H Emergency 0419 381 125 Monday - Tuesday 8am - 7pm Wednesday - Friday 8am - 6pm Saturday 9am - 1pm (by appointment) 160 Bromley Road, Robinvale - Phone 5026 3536 Britt Street (Hospital Site), Ouyen - Phone 5092 1121 PHONE 5023 7515 1x Whole Chicken 10 Chicken Nuggets $4 Chips, 1.25L drink SPECIAL Chickens on Deakin Cnr 14th & Deakin L drink $20 45 Te nth Street, Mildura For energy efficient windows and doors 5021 2921 Double Glazing Shops Fronts Window Replacement Smartglass Ph (03) 5023 3823 email@example.com www.mildurainlanderresort.com.au Quality Resort Inlander Come and enjoy live music Every Friday Enjoy great food from our innovative Chef Mark. Relax Poolside, in the gardens or in our Restaurant.
Friday November 28 2014 Vol 9 No 4
Friday December 12 Vol 9 No 6