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40 years of twilight netball

LEONGATHA and District Netball Association is celebrating 40 years of twilight competition this year.The twilight netball has been an enormous success for the association since its inception in 1979. A request from junior members to hold a night netball competition was presented and discussed but the majority were not in favour.A trial competition was agreed upon and […]

May 21st, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Shock wind-up of AFL Gippsland commission

ACTING chairman of the AFL Gippsland Commission, John Schelling, confirmed to The Star all six board members have resigned from the commission, effective immediately.The AFL Gippsland Region Administration Centre (RAC) will continue to operate in its current format and the changes do not impact on other regions.Mr Schelling said the commission was carrying a long […]

May 21st, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Power outfit in top form

IT’S the halfway mark of the 2019 NAB League and Gippsland Power is in pursuit of a grand final ticket.The U18s team is sitting second on the ladder after a resounding win over the Greater Western Victoria Rebels on Sunday. They are two points behind top of the table Dandenong Stingrays and a game ahead […]

May 21st, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

West Gippsland dominates

WEST Gippsland beat the Ellinbank by 73 points in the Worksafe AFL Vic Community Championship match played at Yarragon. Ellinbank looked well and truly in the contest when it kicked the first goal of the second half to only trail by eight points but thereafter West Gippsland seized control with seven consecutive goals to take […]

May 21st, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

All clubs appeal league’s decision

IT may not be over for Alberton yet. AFL Gippsland has received six notices of appeal relating to Ellinbank and District Football League’s response to transfer applications from Alberton Football Netball League clubs.All six member clubs of the Alberton league submitted appeals against the Ellinbank’s decision to turn down the individual requests to join the […]

May 21st, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Champion name for a champion horse

LONG TIME Leongatha residents Ken and Edna Johnston left behind an endearing legacy after their passing.They were known as champions for their commitment to their family and to the community.It seems like fate that their names should once again be in the limelight and its all thanks to a decision by their grandson to name […]

May 21st, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Roughie presses claims

JARRYD Roughead’s career in the AFL may not be over after all.Some in the AFL had speculated whether Roughead would ever get back into the senior side but he answered that somewhat by booting five goals for Box Hill Hawks on Sunday. The former Hawthorn captain was dropped this week, and responded by not only […]

May 14th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Stony Creek was best team of 2009

STONY Creek Football Netball Club can rightly claim to have been the best football team in South Gippsland in 2009.Winning the 2009 Alberton Football League senior premiership, the club defeated what was then a powerful Alberton Football League with 14 clubs.It was up against teams from Yarram to Phillip Island, including Korumburra-Bena, Phillip Island, Dalyston […]

May 14th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Asbestos overhaul for golf club

IT’S full steam ahead for refurbishments at the Leongatha Golf Club, but it’s business as usual out on the golf course.Whilst the clubroom is currently being cleared of asbestos, competitions and daily events have continued.It is anticipated the works will finish next week after an initial start date of April 29.“We lost a few days […]

May 14th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Subaru joins the club

THE future of the Leongatha outdoor netball courts looks bright with their new sponsor, Subaru, recently announcing a five year sponsorship of the netball facility. “It’s a good fit for netball. Subaru promotes that active lifestyle,” Russell Hemming from Leongatha Motors said. “It’s good exposure for us as well.”For any person affiliated with the club […]

May 14th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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