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AFNL Grand Final Day

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MEENIYAN really turned it on for the staging of the Alberton Football Netball League grand finals on Saturday. The weather was perfect and a bumper crowd of 5000 people paid $32,075 at the gate, just down on last year’s record gate of $33, 350 at Wonthaggi. As the Meeniyan ground filled to capacity with cars, […]

September 16th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Meeniyan ready

Looking good: MDU groundsman Daryl Sinclair said the football ground will be in great shape for the finals this weekend.

THE oval at the Meeniyan Recreation Reserve is “coming up a treat” as the MDU Football/Netball Club prepares to host the AFNL Grand Final on Saturday, September 13. Daryl Sinclair has been the groundsman at MDU for the past eight years. He said they have been cutting the grass every second day for the last three […]

September 9th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Newhaven College on target

Runners up: the Wonthaggi team, from left, Liam Lawrie, Jayden Mendola, Steve Wallace, Tommy Miller and Jared Waite came in second at the Dart Shield Challenge with 60 points.

POWLETT Darts Association invited schools to the Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club for the fifth Gippsland Inter College Dart Shield Challenge last Tuesday. Ten schools were invited to attend. Secondary colleges from Wonthaggi, Leongatha, Newhaven and Korumburra accepted the challenge. Beginning at 9.30am teams of students at least 15 years of age competed for the champion title. […]

September 9th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Off and running in Inverloch

Coastal air: Inverloch is the latest town to be swept up in the worldwide parkrun craze.

INVERLOCH is the latest town to get swept up by the worldwide parkrun craze; a free five-kilometre timed run every Saturday morning in a local park run by volunteers and open to anyone. Inverloch launches Gippsland’s first parkrun on Saturday, September 13 at 8 am with a briefing at 7:45am. Runners and walkers of all […]

September 9th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Cycling caravan rolls into town

Setting out: they’re away in Stage Two of the Lakes Oil Tour of Gippsland. Stuart Smith is in the foreground.

CYCLISTS in the Lakes Oil Tour of Gippsland rolled out of the Leongatha Recreation Reserve for Stage Two of the race on Thursday on a perfect spring morning on what Lakes Oil liaison officer, Bob Thompson described as the highlight of the tour. This stage would take the riders on a 110km route over the […]

September 9th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Mirboo North netballers triumph

A Grade winners: back row from left, Libby Pratt, Angie Rogers, Ebony Best, Emily Loh, Aleisha Loh and Abbey Nash. Front row from left, Alice Pratt, Jess Holland, Danni Hilliar and Amy Hoghton.

MIRBOO North Tigers A and B Grade netball teams completed an undefeated season by taking out the Mid Gippsland League Premierships. B Grade met Morwell East in a close encounter that kept Mirboo North on its toes right up until the final minutes of the game.  An injury to Steph Mueller in the second quarter […]

September 9th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

A day to remember

MIRBOO North Football Netball Club has achieved a remarkable feat by winning four titles at the Mid Gippsland football and netball grand finals on Saturday.
The Tigers won the Seniors and Thirds football premierships, and the netball A and B grades flags. The Seniors entered the game as underdogs, having lost to Newborough three times this season by margins of 129, 22 and 90 points, but they won by a mere one point in the game that counted.
Celebrating the victory were Seniors players, back, from left, Drew Gardener, Simon Busitil, Jacob Nash, Daniel Taylor, Josh Taylor, Alex Windsor, Tristan Salerno, Dane McGuiness, Liam Nash, Tim Traill and Kallum Nash. Front, from left, Luke Palmer, Matt Holland, Dwayne Gunn, Damien Turner, Shane Peters, Kris Berchtold, Ben Ahmat, Joe Brooks, Dom Pinneri and Jack Robertson.  Photo - markdrury.fotomerchant.com

REIGNING premier, long-priced underdog and crowd favorite, Mirboo North, miraculously defeated Newborough by a point, to claim the Mid Gippsland grand final at Ronald Reserve, Morwell East, on Saturday. The only change to Mirboo North’s winning preliminary final team against Boolarra, was the return of Dane McGennisken, who replaced the injured Brian Waters. Although Mirboo […]

September 9th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Gold to Leongatha!

Premiers: the Under 14s wearing premiership smiles and gold medals.

LEONGATHA Under 14s are the league 2014 premiers after a convincing six goal win against Trafalgar on Sunday. The coach Rowan Michael and assistant coach Adam Sheedy had the boys focused from the first bounce. After an even first half of the first quarter, Leongatha got a run on and established what was to become […]

September 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Grand final glory

Big time: football umpire Chris Clements, of Korumburra, will take part in AFL grand final activities.

FOOTBALL umpire Chris Clements has been selected to take part in the AFL grand final parade and half- time activities on grand final day. The Korumburra man was one of only two umpires in Australia to receive the honour. The life member of the South Gippsland Umpiring Association has been selected to guide the green […]

September 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Council gets in the swim

Lorrie McKenzie: the Leongatha Swimming Club coach is happy with the new white board, purchased with a grant from South Gippsland Shire Council.

LEONGATHA Swimming Club gratefully accepted a $1000 grant from South Gippsland Shire Council for the purchase of a new white board and storage cupboard recently. “It’s a great thing to know we’ve got the support of the council,” LSC president Peter Bellingham said. The whiteboard, which is used by coaches to display training programs to […]

August 26th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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