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Parrots surge into prelin

LEONGATHA reserves played a disciplined and determined game to overpower Bairnsdale and reach the preliminary final on Sunday. The Parrots started the game well and had scored 3.1 to the Redlegs’ 1.3 at the first break. Despite Bairnsdale having the wind advantage in term two, it couldn’t capitalise. A couple of costly 50-metre penalties helped […]

September 13th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Three in a row for Beau

HE was sensational as a player, but Leongatha and Gippsland footy icon Beau Vernon may be even greater as a coach. With the Phillip Island seniors achieving a thrilling four-point grand final win over Cora Lynn on Saturday and taking out their second flag in a row, Vernon has now coached three premierships on the […]

September 13th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Eagles win battle of the birds in second semi

SOMETIMES a team has to do it the hard way in finals, which is the case for Leongatha in the 2019 series. The Parrots went down to Maffra in the second semi-final on Saturday after a strong final term from the Eagles, and will take on Sale in the preliminary final this week. Coach Paul […]

September 13th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Lack of players leads to Miners recess

DANIEL RENFREY    THE Wonthaggi Miners have gone into recess heading into the 2019 Leongatha and District Cricket Association season. The club, which once had three separate senior teams, has experienced an increased lack of playing numbers, leading to the recess. Leongatha and District Cricket Association Secretary, Gary Adams, believes a lack of junior participation […]

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Koony cricketer inspires Japan’s juniors

TAYLA KERSHAW_THOMAS   JAPAN’S aspiring cricketers are benefitting from the expertise of Koonwarra’s own Chelsea Moscript. The 23-year-old cricketer recently secured a two year contract to work on junior cricket development in Akishima, Tokyo, and increase female participation with a new High Performance Women’s League. “At the moment, I am assisting with the (International Cricket […]

September 13th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Tiger time as Foster win flag

REDEMPTION was on the minds of the Foster players in their Alberton grand final on Saturday. In what was a tight contest, the Tigers held on to top Stony Creek by seven points, winning the premiership and making amends for their 2018 loss. Playing-coach Brad Rooney was ecstatic, and emotional, about his team’s achievement. “I’m […]

September 6th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Foster hold on in nail-biter

FOOTBALL is a game of inches, and that was the case for both Foster and Stony Creek in the Alberton reserves grand final. With just a minute left and Foster up by two points, a Stony Creek shot was marked seemingly on the line but deemed a behind, with the Tigers holding on to claim […]

September 6th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Gatha grounds Magpies

FAST starts are often the key to big wins in football, and this was no different for Leongatha on Saturday. The Parrots flew to a 52-26 quarter-time lead in their qualifying final against Sale and never looked back, ultimately winning by 55 points. Coach Paul Carbis was impressed with his side’s performance in an important […]

September 6th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Big crowd for Inverloch parkrun

MORE than one hundred people ran, jogged and walked the Inverloch parkrun course last week, with a fond farewell to winter on a glorious morning. There were 16 first-timers and 10 champions who recorded new personal bests. On arrival at ‘The Stump,’ the crowd was dotted with orange vests, as the juniors took over. Congratulations […]

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Netballers ready for big changes in Leongatha

A MAJOR upgrade of netball courts for the Leongatha and District Netball Association will begin in October. Last year the Association secured a $500,000 Female Friendly Facilities Grant from the State Government and $50,000 through the Federal Government grants from Sports Australia to upgrade the netball facilities. In addition, South Gippsland Shire Council will contribute […]

September 6th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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