Amanda Milton

My husband and I moved to Ballarat at the end of 2004, we wanted to buy a home but could not afford Melbourne. We purchased our first home in Sebastopol & now live in Mount Clear. Royal South Street has always held a special place in my heart because I come from a musicbackground, my…

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Andrea Brown

Chair of Calisthenics, Board Member & Volunteer Calisthenics is not always just something you do – it can seep into your soul and become part of who you are.  It teaches you discipline and teamwork, it aids development of gross and fine motor skills, it gives you the confidence to get up and perform on…

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Bernadette Reus

Hello, I’m Bernadette Reus and I have lived most of my life in Ballarat growing up with three siblings.  I started volunteering with Royal South Street Society around 1999. My three children have all competed either in Speech & Drama or in music, this is what led me to becoming involved. My third child competed…

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Carolyn Bennett

Carolyn Bennett – Volunteer and Vocal Discipline Chair My very long history with South Street spans the length of (almost) my entire life. I first competed at South Street as a young girl in Calisthenics for 10 years, then as a teenager in piano (for one very unremarkable year) and then in vocals for many…

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Graham Paulin

My Calisthenics journey started about 40 years ago when our eldest daughter was about 5 years old. My three daughters were encouraged to come and try a recreational calisthenics class at Upwey Calisthenics College. This was a non-competitive class and was designed as a feeder class for the Boronia Calisthenics College. It only took about…

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Julie Wiseman

Club Level Julie Wiseman began her Calisthenic journey as a 12-year-old in the Inters team at Ballarat Calisthenics College when a family friend enticed her to join (this family is also still involved with Calisthenics today). It was originally to fill in for a figure march as they didn’t have enough numbers for the team,…

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Kylie Cleary

I have a long and proud association with Royal South Street, as a performer, Coach, and volunteer. I am the current Principal of Sovereign Calisthenic College. In 1978, Sovereign Calisthenic College opened in Ballarat, and I attended my first class as an eager 5year-old. I recall instantly falling in love with calisthenics, its diversity, and…

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Lexie Brown

Lexie was involved with RSSS as a competitor in several sections before signing up as a volunteer, including the choral section during primary school played trumpet in the school band section. entered the vocal section for several years during secondary school. But these forays into performing arts were short-lived – her first and lasting love…

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Lorraine Harvey

Photographer, Volunteer & Life Member VOLUNTEERING is second nature to Lorraine Joan Harvey. When she was just 11, she was offering her services as a cadet for St. John Ambulance. Since then, she has volunteered at Ballarat Secondary School, the Royal South Street Society, Ballarat Lyric Theatre, BLOC Music Theatre and more. “I was raised…

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Mary-Rose McLaren

I first went to South Street in 1970. My mother took me to watch the set poem section for the 9 and under 13 age group. The poem was The Listeners by Walter de la Mare and memory tells me it was won by Simon Nette – at least he’s the competitor that I remember!…

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Michelle Urquhart

Hello my name is Michelle Urquhart. I have been involved with the Royal South Street Eisteddfod Calisthenics Competitions in many different facets over the last 50 plus years, having been a Competitor, a Mother, an Adjudicator, and a Volunteer in that time. I started the sport at 5 years of age with St Mark’s Girls’…

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Nanette Clifton

Nanette Clifton is a mother of four lovely daughters and the proud grandmother of nine grandchildren. After retiring just before the COVID-19 pandemic, she felt the need to find a purpose for her time. The idea of volunteering had often crossed her mind, and three years ago, she decided to take the plunge. Nanette began…

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