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McKenzie breaks record

PERFECT conditions prevailed on Saturday morning and 73 athletes enjoyed the fine conditions. Camryn McKenzie had a brilliant morning collecting a swag of personal bests and breaking the Under 9 Girls 700m record with a time of 3:10.36. Hayden Purton (U6B) also set a new record with a time of 1:23.39 in the 300m. Our […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Ally strives for football dream

GLEN Alvie’s Ally Kershaw aspires to be involved in the new women’s national football league. The 17 year old is in her third year developing her skills with both the Dalyston youth girls team and Gippsland Power. “For six weeks we trained in Leongatha on Friday nights and at the stadium in Morwell on Tuesday […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

South Gippsland sport leads the way

SOUTH Gippsland has been identified as the second highest area for sport participation in Victoria, according to State Government research. The Sport Participation Rates – Victoria 2015 report indentified 33.5 player registrations were completed for every 100 residents in South Gippsland. This participation rate ranked South Gippsland as the second highest in the state following […]

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Seniors up the ante at track cycling

ONE of the more pleasant nights greeted riders for the club’s weekly track racing. A good turn-up of seniors meant a night of fairly intense racing for them, whereas junior numbers were down, but they still enjoyed some competitive racing. As usual the race started with the customary one lap time trials. The juniors rode […]

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Calling underwater hockey players

UNDERWATER hockey is developing into a nationally acclaimed sport, and Wonthaggi is now recruiting. Players from Wonthaggi recently participated in the Australian Titles, but teammates had to be borrowed by some of the other teams to allow play to go ahead. “Victoria is struggling. States like Western Australia and Queensland have great numbers competing so […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Gippsland’s own bat man

IT takes 22 years for an English willow to mature, before it can be harvested to be made into cricket bats, which is what Moyarra’s Andrew O’Hoy has recently started to do. Under the name of Lyrebird Cricket, Mr O’Hoy has been creating his own range of custom made cricket bats for just over 12 […]

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A Graders back on the cycling track

THE 2017 track season moved from training to racing on Friday night. The earlier rain had passed and whilst it was cool and with a light wind it was pretty good conditions for racing. The juniors were missing and still on holidays but there was a good field of A Grade riders. Several riders put […]

January 24th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

No backing down

DESPITE some shocking blows, Alberton Football Netball League is keen to kick off the 2017 season. The league lost five teams, its major sponsor and its ball sponsor to the newly formed West Gippsland Football Netball League, but it has started from scratch and built itself back up. Now disassociated with AFL Gippsland, the Alberton […]

January 24th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Giants in good form

THE Korumburra Bena Football Netball Club has recruited nine new Seniors players in the lead up to its first season of the West Gippsland League. The Giants had its first training for 2017 last Wednesday, and enjoyed a successful turn out. “We only had a couple of the Seniors boys missing and good number of […]

January 24th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Tetrathlon a Victorian first

HORSE riders competed in Victoria’s first tetrathlon at the Wonthaggi Pony Club over the weekend. The event was organised by local rider Carly Heislers, who has competed in tetrathlons nationally in Western Australia and South Australia. “I’ve competed in Pony Club national events in different disciplines and I thought I would give the tetrathlon a […]

January 24th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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