Australian Schoolboys Soccer

Australian Schoolboys SoccerBirdwood High School student, 17 year old Jake Markham, has been selected to play in the Australian Schoolboys soccer team, touring China, the UK and Ireland in January 2010.

Jake captained the South Australian team at the national ‘School Sports Australia’ Schoolboy’s Soccer championships, held in Perth this year. Despite being injured in the 2nd game against QLD, Jake had already shown enough skill to be selected among the 18 players for the Australian team. He joins 2 other lads from Adelaide to make up the South Australian contingent in the national team. ‘School Sports Australia’ is a federally funded committee who represent all education departments across Australia to promote excellence in school sports. They run national events in 22 different sports for primary and secondary school children, and ten international tours every year. Continue reading

Gumeracha General Store

Gumeracha General StoreLong before the days of the supermarket, department store or shopping mall, there was a general store in every small town and on many city street corners. These were truly “general” stores, stocking every daily necessity required by its customers from popcorn to car tyres, banana’s to garden gloves and the essentials; bread, milk and newspapers. Those were the days that people looked upon a venture to the store as an outing, not a chore. These days we are known as “consumers who make purchase decisions based on demographic trends”. But in times gone by, the general store owners knew all their customers by name, was a friend and advisor, as well as a happy face. Continue reading