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AFL stars draw a crowd

Impressive line-up: from left, Mark Robinson, Dale Thomas, Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson, Jarryd Roughead, Robert Murphy and David King were the star attractions at the Inverloch-Kongwak Football Netball Club’s Sportsman’s Night on Friday evening at the Inverloch Community Hub.

INVERLOCH was the centre of the AFL universe on Friday night as punters packed the Community Hub basketball court to hear from some of the sport’s biggest names. Jarryd Roughead, Rob Murphy, Dale Thomas and Mark Thompson were held to account by media jockeys David King and Mark Robinson at the Inverloch-Kongwak Football Netball Club […]

January 26th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

A knockout to the Sharks in T20

The victors: Phillip Island’s team is all smiles after winning the T20 grand final, back row from left, Trevor Hornsby, Charith Keerthisinghe, Michael Young, Geoff Odgers, Tom Officer and Matt Wright. Front row from left, Jack Cox, Blake Insall, Brodie Johnston, Jarrod Black, Zac Brown and captain Lochie Cleeland.

ON a gloomy Sunday morning as people woke up and wondered if there would be any sport played at all, Imperials 2/153 defeated Town 7/149 in the East Section semi final of the LDCA A Grade T20 Knockout competition while in the West Section Phillip Island 9/123 defeated Wonthaggi Miners 9/112. The grand final was a […]

January 26th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Show stopper shines in Wonthaggi

It’s a gas: from left, Daphne, Hayden and Violet Willemsen from Yarra Junction were riding high in a 1916 20 horse power T Model Ford. The children, from Yarra Junction, were holidaying with their grandparents who live in Venus Bay. The T Model Ford, owned by Warwick Landy from sponsor Shannon’s Insurance in Traralgon, was on display outside Shannons Rig, a popular attraction at Show and Shine.

NEARLY 240 cars and 60 motor bikes were on show at the Wonthaggi Show and Shine event at the Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve on Sunday. Owners from all over Victoria exhibited their cars most of which have been restored as expensive labours of love. Event organiser Tracy Jones said Show and Shine, now in its third […]

January 26th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Lifesaving surf camp success

Good hands: front row from left, Beau Vanagtmaal and Fraser Tanner, back row from left, Holy White, Rachel Fraser, Jack Kennedy, Cameron Allum, Aidan Smith, South Coast District Ambulance clinical support officer Ross Salathiel and Joshua Smith about to take part in a mock motor vehicle rescue operation.

ASKED how importantly leadership is around a surf lifesaving club, Inverloch Surf Lifesaving Club member Beau Vanagtmaal did not stop to think before he said, “Highly important.” Beau Vanagtmaal was the club’s 2015 champion and says of past club captain and champion athlete Nick Lehman, “He is the most influential person I know. He has […]

January 26th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Junior cricketers trained by stars

Junior stars: from left, Jacob Whiteside, Korumburra; Jessie Chilla, Mirboo North; Nathan Gilmore, Mirboo North and Toby Gale, Leongatha were prepped for their turn at batting during the Cricket Victoria holiday program.

THE future generation of cricketers showed off their skills at the Cricket Victoria holiday program yesterday (January 25). Held at Town Cricket Club grounds, 85 young cricketers aged between eight and 16 were encouraged to get involved in a range of training drills under the guidance of professional coaches. “The aim of the program is […]

January 26th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Smooth sailing

Contagious: from left, Graeme Cox and his son Harry were about to take to the water on Sunday afternoon. Mr Cox, a first timer at the Wooden Dinghy Regatta, is a member of the Albert Park Yacht Club in Melbourne and said, “It is a lovely day for sailing.”

THE South Gippsland Yacht Club’s Wooden Dinghy Regatta got under way on the weekend with around 40 entrants from around the state. The wooden boats joined in club sailing events in perfect sailing weather. The yacht club’s vice commodore, Rob McNair, said there has been great public interest in the regatta with a lot of […]

January 26th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Team Heppell backs Dyson

Moving on: Essendon footballer Dyson Heppell (second from right) celebrates brother Aaron’s 21st birthday with his family at Inverloch last Wednesday, the day after the Court of Arbitration for Sport announced he and other Essendon players would be suspended for 2016. From left, Dyson’s father Paul Heppell, brothers Aaron and Jamin, and mother Ann-Maree Heppell.

FORMER Leongatha footballer Dyson Heppell is already preparing for a return to the Australian Football League (AFL) in 2017, after being suspended from playing his beloved game until November 13 this year. He was among the 34 past and present Essendon Football Club players banned from playing during the 2016 season in the wake of […]

January 19th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Another successful aquathon

Get set: the male division of the Cape Aquathon taking off for the 400m swim.

THE 20th annual Cape Aquathon attracted 106 competitors from across the state for a 400m swim and 3.5km run at Cape Patterson Surf Beach on Sunday. South Yarra’s Monty Frankish made the trip to Cape Paterson and won the men’s division with a time of 17 minutes and 59 seconds. Proving to be a force […]

January 19th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

The heat is on at the velodrome

Close watch: from left, Junior riders competing in the five lap scratch race on Friday night at the Leongatha velodrome are Oliver McLean, Felicity Waddell, Thomas Fitzgerald, Kaleb Jans and Josh Wight.

AFTER several weeks’ Christmas break the track season was back in action on Friday night. Conditions were pretty good with just a light breeze and going from mild to cool as the evening moved in. In the warm up one lap time trial there were only Josh Wight and Felicity Waddell who posted new season […]

January 19th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Tennis classic scores a hit

Boys 12 and Under: from left, doubles winners Cameron Stanley and Luke Marshman with runner-up Aidan Pouw. Absent: runner-up, James Sage.

THE 16th Annual South Gippsland Junior and Open Classic tournament was held at the Leongatha Tennis Club on Wednesday, January 6 and Thursday 7 January. The tournament was blessed with amazing weather and a great number of players; 78 individual entries from across Gippsland and Melbourne. Play got underway at 8:30am on Monday on all […]

January 19th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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