An Angaston boy through his youth Peter Argent is proud to be delivering a weekly sports column for The Leader.
This town has a special place in my heart and the sporting community across the Barossa was where I grew up surrounded for a number of down to earth, sporting role models, who never let you get in front of yourself.
As a child growing up in the trust home on Jubilee Avenue, the walk through the street of the town to Angaston Oval has special meaning and the venue felt like a second home.
I was lucky enough to play A Grade cricketer at 14 (my first match being the famous game where John ‘JL’ Mosey made a century and took all 10 wickets in an innings) and A grade football at 16.
One of my special memories is playing in a Panthers’ Basketball Under 16 premiership at the Rec Centre, alongside my more talented younger brother and a group of lads from the township, when we were decided underdogs against “Justus”.
Some 40 years ago (1979), I was a member of that very talented Angaston Senior Colts side, which went through undefeated in the Barossa and Light season.
High profile teammates in that side included William Hurn and David Hayes who have gone on to have very successful careers in their chosen sporting professions.
While proud of my Panthers’ roots, I’m equally passionate about giving an unbiased appraisal of Barossa sport and our local sports people on higher stages.
I look forward to delivering a unique, dynamic and exciting weekly column for The Leader readership.