North Shore Times : North Shore Times 2nd November
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NEW Woodfired Pizza and Dining Room 3210613AA CENSOR'S CLASSIFICATIONS UNRESTRICTED FILMS: RESTRICTED FILMS: G PG Approved for General Exhibition Parental Guidance recommended for younger viewers M Suitable for mature audiences 16 years & over RP (AGE) Restricted to persons over the specified age unless accompanied by parent/guardian e.g. RP13, RP16 R (AGE) Restricted to person over specified age e.g. R13, R15, R16, R18 CINEMAS MAY REQUEST PROOF OF AGE ID FOR RESTRICTED FILMS Faster pastor gets it write with new book Still going strong: The multi-talented Dennis Grennell has just added author to his growing list of achievements. Photo: FELICITY REID By FELICITY REID Not only is Dennis Gren- nell the face of older athletes'' he is also an inspiration on the playing field, in the pulpit and now in paper- back. Grennell, 77, has been a life-long athlete, a fulltime church pastor, a committed family man and the driver behind an innovative award- winning fitness pro- gramme for the elderly. His latest venture -- an autobiographical book titled Never Give Up -- is a way to tie together his vast and varied experiences. Grennell applies the same principles to the book that he does to speaking engagements. I crack it open with humour and honesty,'' he says. The book covers the ups and downs of his life from the early years in the Chatham Islands, to growing up in the south, eloping with his wife of 58 years and the pain of his daughter getting involved with a gang member. It also touches on the death of his close friend in a train accident and the resulting two-week drinking binge which was pivotal in his decision to become a committed Christian. Even in his role as a fulltime pastor for 20 years his love for sport was evident. They joke I could name an All Blacks team faster than the apostles.'' Grennell trained to be a fitness instructor at 68 and went on to help pilot the Never Too Old fit- ness programme with AUT, which he still runs at the Akoranga campus. It is aimed at over-60s, introducing them to weight training and resistance exercises. Grennell remains an active sportsman having competed at this year's masters games in track, rowing, badminton, team events, snooker, the 5km walk and rugby. He is a finalist in the New Zealand Fitness Industry Awards with the winners announced this month. Never Give Up -- Chatham Islands to Indian pulpits to masters games is available from AUT Akoranga campus. Top performance from squash star On the up: Henry Pyc, left, with his squash coach Manu Yam. Fourteen-year-old Henry Pyc of the Bellmont Park Racquet Club finished second in the New Zea- land junior nationals in the under-15 division this month. He put the icing on the cake when he collected the award for most improved junior male player at the Squash Excellence Awards. The awards recognise outstanding achieve- ment, performance and service in the greater Auckland squash com- munity. Pyc comes from a squash-mad family and has been playing for the club for eight years. Belmont Park has been great for him and his coach Manu is awe- some,'' his father Peter says. I used to have a hit around with him on the squash court but he's not interested in playing me anymore. I can't even get a point off him.'' The club's professional squash coach -- and last year's New Zealand coach of the year -- Manu Yam has been coaching Pyc for a couple of years and has enjoyed seeing him improve. I call him the scram- bler -- he just never gives up and makes it so hard for his opponent to score a point. His speed and retrieving skills are his greatest attributes and his mental toughness is an example for up and coming juniors.'' Club president Geoff Topham says the club is proud of their young star's achievements Not only is he amazing on the squash courts, he will, on a whim, enter the club's tennis champs and get through to the finals.'' Summertime girls football A girls-only summer football programme has kicked off at North Harbour Stadium. In a break from tra- dition, the girls play five-a-side games on the artificial pitch with more games per day and less emphasis on results. The New Zealand Football designed pro- gramme caters for under-10s and under- 12s, and aims to pro- vide a girls-only experience during the summer months for existing players and for girls new to foot- ball. The programme is also looking to attract girls who play other winter codes and want to try football. Local federation United Soccer 1 is run- ning this pilot initiat- ive every Wednesday until December 15. It then starts again after the school holidays on February 2andrunsfora further six weeks. Games kick off at 4.45pm and finish at 6pm. Schools and clubs can enter teams of a maximum of seven per squad or players can enter as individuals and placed in a team. Contact Kevin Forde at United Soccer 1 on 414-3695 or email competitions@ tedsoccer1.org.nz for further information or to enter.
November 4th 2010