In the game – Ladysmith sports briefs

Ladysmith martial artists win medals at the Island Championships, and Crofton honours the legacy of Ron (Sonny) Collinson.

Success for Ladysmith martial artists

Ladysmith’s Outreach Martial Arts School -— led by Master Kim Teh — had great success at the  2013 Vancouver Island Taekwondo Championships in Parksville in mid-May, which featured teams from across Vancouver Island and competitors of all ages and all experience levels.

Several medal winners came from Outreach Martial Arts School, including Elizabeth Irvine and Elwyn Thom (blue belts), both with silver in the poomse pattern competition; Logan Steel (yellow belt) with silver in both sparring and poomse; Béla Scott (yellow belt) with silver in poomse and bronze in sparring; and Alden Thom (yellow belt) in sparring.

Sign at Crofton ball field honours Collinson

The sign is now in place at the Crofton Ball Park in recognition of Ron (Sonny) Collinson.

The ball field closest to Robert Street now bears the name of the man who gave so much of his free time to coach young players in Crofton for many years.

Collinson died on April 17 at the age of 66. Almost immediately, the call went out to name a field after him, spearheaded by Gerry Hurst and Mike Rochon.

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