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Leongatha Little Athletics is off and running

Great start: Under 8 boys sprinting to the finish in the 200 metres. Izaak Bolge and Max Sheehan are in front.  

SATURDAY was the most magnificent day for the first week of competition and the “Come and Try Day” at Leongatha Little Athletics. With 114 participants, it could not have been a better start to the season. Aliesha Wrigley broke the first Centre Record for season 2015-2016. With temperatures creeping into the high 20s Aliesha Wrigley, […]

October 6th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Come and try croquet

Give it a go: from left, Jack Williams, Sandra Birch, Ruth Stevenson and Margaret Fraser encourage one and all to come along to the Leongatha Croquet Club and give the sport a try this Saturday.

LEONGATHA Croquet Club is holding a “Come and Try” fun day in conjunction with Seniors month, on Saturday, October 10, between 1pm and 4pm. The club welcomes one and all to come along and try the great sport. All equipment and coaching is available at the club and play will be followed by a beautiful […]

October 6th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Holly plays up a storm

Eyes of the storm: centre, Holly Monaghan with fellow award winners from left, Emily Pollock and Zali Rogers at Gippsland Storm presentation night.

STONY Creek’s Holly Monaghan was recently rewarded for her tremendous efforts in both playing and coaching netball within Gippsland Storm Elite Development Netball Club. Gippsland Storm president Brendan Murnane recently presented Ms Monaghan with a scholarship to help further her netball career. Having joined Gippsland Storm close to five years ago, Ms Monaghan has excelled […]

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Parrots Presentations

Senior champions: from left, coach’s award recipient Rhett Kelly, best and fairest Dale Hoghton, best in final recipient Taz Clingan and most consistent award recipient Ben Willis. Absent was Aaron Heppell who received runner up best and fairest.

DESPITE the senior side having lost to Traralgon in the grand final, the entire Leongatha Football Netball Club banded together for presentation night last Friday. Players, coaches, committee members and volunteers showed their green and gold colours after what was deemed a successful season across the board. Seniors coach Beau Vernon reflected on his debut […]

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Cricket loses a team

Cobra: from left, Matt Wrigley and president of the Korumburra Cricket Club, Allan Summerfield, are proud of the transformation which has taken place to the club house over the off season.

THE Fish Creek Tarwin Cricket Club has gone into recess for 12 months, as it has been unable to attract player numbers for the upcoming season. The Fish Creek and Tarwin cricket clubs amalgamated 18 years ago, with both clubs having a long history before that. Club president Clayton Fisher said on behalf of the […]

October 6th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Roughy’s Dream Run

Three peat: from left, Jarryd Roughead, Luke Hodge and Jordan Lewis with another Cup.

LEONGATHA’S Jarryd Roughead has joined elite company, having won his fourth flag for the all-conquering Hawks. Roughead played a superb game on Saturday in the grand final, picking up 26 possessions. He played out from goals doing a lot of the heavy work, busting open packs and allowing the runners like Rioli, Gunston, Hodge, Mitchell […]

October 6th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

More action at Thompson Reserve

Better facility: representatives from Bass Coast Shire Council, Bendigo Community Bank Inverloch, Inverloch Stars Soccer Club and Inverloch Cricket Club celebrate the improvements to Thompson Reserve in Inverloch.

THE installation of a new drainage system will mean Inverloch’s Thompson Reserve will be suited to sports all year round. The $130,000 project was a community effort by a Sports and Recreation Victoria grant for $75,000 by Bass Coast Shire Council in 2013, as well as contributions from council, Bendigo Community Bank Inverloch, Inverloch Stars […]

September 29th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

The world flocks to Phillip Island

Event’s man: Andrew Westacott’s passion for the Australian Motor Cycle Grand Prix has seen it evolve year by year into what is now a truly super event bringing a wealth of benefits to Gippsland.

THE Italian, Valentino Rossi and Spaniard, Jorge Lorenzo fighting out for the title of Australian MotoGP champion for 2015 has created the usual high demand for tickets to this year’s event says the Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO Andrew Westacott. In the vicinity of 90,000 are expected at the track for the three day spectacular […]

September 29th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Life membership rewards Little’s huge service

Years of dedication: Norrie Little has been awarded life membership for unparalleled service to the Korumburra Golf Club.

NORRIE Little was recently awarded life membership of the Korumburra Golf Club. Norrie joined the club in the mid 1970’s and over these last 40 years has provided exemplary dedication and service to the club. Almost as soon as Norrie joined the club, she was the booking secretary for the many social groups that travelled […]

September 29th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Traralgon all the way

Clear space: this time Leongatha managed some space on the ground as Tas Clingan gets possession flanked by Aaron Heppell, Jason Tomada, and Lochie Dumont. More photos at www.mdphotos.net

TRARALGON has been crowned the best in Gippsland after defeating Leongatha by five goals in the grand final of the Gippsland Football League on Saturday, denying Leongatha coach Beau Vernon a dream first year as senior coach. In front of a record crowd of more than 5500 people at Traralgon Recreation Reserve, the Maroons claimed […]

September 29th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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