Far South Coast Sapphires soccer team scores a hit with sangria and salsa night

“The Three Amigos”: Terry ‘TC’ Closter, left, Dave and Troy Rankin.
“The Three Amigos”: Terry ‘TC’ Closter, left, Dave and Troy Rankin.
Ole’! Pete Smith, left, Jo Dodds, Jane Andrew and Nick Graham-Hicki were in the mood from the get go.

Ole’! Pete Smith, left, Jo Dodds, Jane Andrew and Nick Graham-Hicki were in the mood from the get go.

Tayla Grant offered Steve Kite a taste of authentic food.

Tayla Grant offered Steve Kite a taste of authentic food.

There was plenty of fancy footwork on show when around 100 people turned out on Saturday, March 8 at the Wolumla Hall for a night of sangria, and salsa dancing to raise money for the Far South Coast Sapphires soccer team. The under 15 team has been selected to represent the region at a youth tournament in Denmark.

Sue Andrew is mum of one of the players, Sage Denasha-Andrew and despite having four children aged six months to 16, still managed to play a major role in organising the event.

Sue said: “It was an amazing night and everyone enjoyed themselves. Some people even said it felt like a nightclub.”

She said that people were very generous in both donating prizes for the raffle and auction on the night and also in bidding and buying raffle tickets.

Trish and Peter Howard taught salsa dancing and Joshua Ventura and his wife Jasmin who have recently moved to the area gave a surprise tango demonstration which Sue said was “beautifully executed”.

Sue said that it is hoped that the night would raise around $5000 which would go towards sending the girls to Denmark.

However, in the meantime the team is in desperate need of a need coach.

Sue said: “The girls all train regularly but they need a coach. They had a coach from Eden who has had to pull out.”

Anyone interested in coaching should contact Sue on 6494 9544.

Reace Dixon, left, Nathan Barry, Lauren Dixon and Lachlan Reilly.

Reace Dixon, left, Nathan Barry, Lauren Dixon and Lachlan Reilly.

Trish Howard, from the Pambula Latin American Social Dance Club.

Trish Howard, from the Pambula Latin American Social Dance Club.

Lois Haywood and Marna Smith

Lois Haywood and Marna Smith

Beck Minear, left, and Paul and Ursula Ronan.

Beck Minear, left, and Paul and Ursula Ronan.

Annie Cruikshank, left, Corine Thompson and Delwyn Golightly.

Annie Cruikshank, left, Corine Thompson and Delwyn Golightly.

Danya Thompson and Peter Harvey.

Danya Thompson and Peter Harvey.