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Shooters coached by Olympic great

Australian Olympic and Commonwealth Games shooter Michael Diamond attended Korumburra Gun Club for a two day coaching clinic recently. Ten shooters were lucky enough to be taught the finer skills of clay target shooting.  Michael took them through nutrition, psychology, gun fitting, gun mounting and the art of shooting clay targets.  Andrew Bradey from Morwell […]

January 15th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Waratah bringing sports to the forefront

THEY’RE a sporting lot at Sandy Point and Waratah Bay. Over the Christmas/New Year and for the first part of January there’s been a massive contingent of bike riders known as the Waratah Worriers. Started several years ago they now number up to 60 riders. The group meets at the Sandy Point and Waratah Bay […]

January 15th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Knights look for new jousters

THE Leongatha Knights Soccer Club is gearing up for the upcoming season starter on April 24, running a come try day last Friday night at its Mary MacKillop training oval. The Knight’s announced a new committee comprising of president Glenn Bainbridge, vice president Andrea Clifford, secretary Mandy Bongers and treasurer Lynda Abbisogni. They are also […]

January 15th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Trotter’s treat at Stony Creek

It was a spectacular Ladies’ Day that the Stony Creek Racing Club put on at its race track last Wednesday, with warm and sunny conditions making for a relaxed, fun-filled afternoon. Thirty five year Stony Creek trainer Paul Boag was at the track, with seven year old mare Zai Bu Zai placing 5th in race […]

January 15th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Runners battle strong headwinds

IN one of the most difficult races in years, runners battled strong headwinds in the annual Waratah to Sandy Point fun run on Sunday. Around 400 runners gathered at the starting line, a little less than usual, due to the easterly wind that whipped up pre-race and ran the 9km course. Despite the wind, conditions […]

January 15th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Record numbers at Waratah nippers

THIS year’s enrolments at Waratah Beach Surf Life Saving Club’s nippers program has swelled to 190. The club is delighted with the season that started just after Christmas and concludes this Friday, January 18 with the annual club nipper’s carnival. Coordinator of the program Natalie Ashdown told The Star it was tremendous to see the […]

January 15th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Alberton Football League remains upbeat

DESPITE the football restructure not falling into place for season 2019, the Alberton Football League and its member clubs remain positive about the season ahead with six clubs contesting. The league has just released its 2019 draw with some new initiatives notable. The first game kicks off on Saturday, April 6 and features a night […]

January 8th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Children to learn water safety

WITH the spike in drowning over the last few weeks, teaching children about water safety in open water environment is becoming more crucial. The VICSWIM program is helping children increase their confidence and safety skills at the beach. With the aim to keep children safe in the ocean, the program teaches children how to be […]

January 8th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Alex Welsh takes out National title

HANDCYCLIST Alex Welsh has taken out a National title, winning the H3 category road race on the weekend at the Australian Road Championships at Buninyong. Months of training have proven successful for Leongatha Cycling Club’s Welsh who took out the race in a handy one hour 31.55 minutes ahead of second placed Michael Taylor of […]

January 8th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Punters have a picnic

THE weather during the Woolamai Picnic Races on Saturday was a welcome reprieve after Friday’s scorching heat, leaving punters relaxed to enjoy a spectacular day of horse racing. Woolamai & District Racing Clubs Incorporated secretary Bev Carmichael said it was fantastic to see the more than 2500 punters turnout for the day. “It’s a really […]

January 8th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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