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Spectacle flows over with pride

Culture strip: from left, IK captain Adam Cross, John Murray, Aunty Ada Weston and Phillip Island captain Marcus Wright prior to the match. The captains are wearing the jumpers specially designed by children.

WONTHAGGI Football Netball Club president Brett Tessari described Sunday’s Indigenous Round events both recognising and honouring the country’s first inhabitants as “a huge day for the whole community.” Gunai Kurnai and Boonwurung man John Murray wanted to share his culture and engage his community, and after much thought the Gippsland Indigenous Round was born and […]

July 7th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Power defeats ladder leader

What a game:In a classic game, inter-club rivals Leongatha and Wonthaggi fought a spirited battle which enthralled the crowd and provided many highlights. Cade Maskell kicked one of the early goals and was in the action all day.

SUNDAY football is all the go and with the local derby clash between Wonthaggi and Leongatha on Sunday a huge crowd turned out to watch despite the cooler conditions. They were treated to another red hot contest of the highest standard. And with the addition of the Indigenous Round activities it all made for a […]

July 7th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Kangaroos account easily for the Giants

Grounded: Gareth Park’s team mate moves in to take advantage of the play as their Giant’s opponent is brought to ground.

FISH Creek welcomed the Korumburra-Bena Giants to Terrill Park on a cold Saturday and for much of the day the Kangaroos had their way with the young Giants team in a rebuilding phase. Fish Creek, with a number of changes to the side, kicked to the creek end and attacked for much of the opening […]

July 7th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Tigers’ nail biting one point win

Will to win: Mirboo North’s Luke Palmer is tackled by his dogged Newborough opponent attempting to turn over the ball.

REIGNING Mid Gippsland premier, Mirboo North, regained the Ron Skinner Memorial Cup, when it won by a point against Newborough, at EnergyAustralia Reserve, Newborough, on Saturday. The mighty Tiger’s last gasp, come from behind victory, revived memories of the 2014 nail biting grand final, when Mirboo North beat the Bulldogs by the same margin in […]

July 7th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Galloping into South Australia

Nationals bound: Leongatha’s Lisa Browning showcases her selection certificate for the Pony Club Association Victoria (PCAV) National Championships with her horse Pirate Mission.

LEONGATHA’S Lisa Browning will represent Victoria at the Pony Club Association Victoria (PCAV) National Championships. The upcoming event will be held at Murray Bridge, South Australia, from September 29 until October 4. “I was pretty excited to be selected,” she said. “I called my coaches straight away and they both said it’s time to knuckle […]

July 7th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Wonthaggi Reserve under lights

Safer conditions: Bass Coast Shire Council and the Wonthaggi Power Football Netball Club celebrated the official opening of the new lighting project at the Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve last week.

LIGHTS shone on Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve following the official opening of the new lighting project on Friday, June 26. The $227,000 project was courtesy of Bass Coast Shire Council, Wonthaggi Power Football Netball Club and the State Government as part of an election commitment from the former Bass MLA Ken Smith. Hovell Ward councillor Cr […]

July 7th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Traralgon best not enough to halt Vernon’s troops

Manful: Chris Verboon shows the fierceness of his attack on the ball, one of many qualities setting the Parrots apart this season.

TRARALGON lost to Leongatha by over 100 points in the opening match of the season. Possibly it was taken by surprise by a Parrot team totally rejuvenated by the return of several key and talented players and by its clever new and ambitious coach Beau Vernon who enjoys overwhelming support. Vernon who is keen to […]

June 30th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Jayla and Ben hit the big time

All stars: Jayla Morcom and Ben Clements at the home of the Australian Open, Melbourne Park.

ALMOST 70 children from all over Gippsland tried out at Sale for selection to the Gippsland All Stars tennis team. Inverloch Tennis Club’s Ben Clements and Jayla Morcom were both selected after the round robin format competition which included practice sessions where participants were taught important tactics in a friendly and fun environment. Ben and […]

June 30th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Demon delight for students

Football games: Ryan from Leongatha Primary School having a good laugh during the Melbourne Football Club Superclinic last Tuesday.

Melbourne Demon’s footballers arrived to legions of excited football fans when they conducted a football Superclinic at Leongatha Primary School last Tuesday (23). The clinic catered for students from Leongatha Primary School, South Gippsland Specialist School and St Lawrence O’Toole Primary School, with more than 300 students in attendance. The clinic was repeated Tuesday afternoon […]

June 30th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Riders tough it out with tempo

Placegetters: from left, Under 17 winner Austin Timmins, third in A Grade Peter Hollins, first in A Grade and Senior Club Champion Brett Franklin, second in A Grade Stefan Kirsch and Under 15 winner Oliver McLean.

LEONGATHA Cycling Club conducted the annual road titles on Saturday at the Korrine circuit. A cold north west to westerly wind made it a tough day for riding. The Senior field completed three laps of the circuit whilst the B Grade field raced two laps, the Junior 17 field two laps and the Under 15 […]

June 30th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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