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Premiers: the Under 14s wearing premiership smiles and gold medals.

LEONGATHA Under 14s are the league 2014 premiers after a convincing six goal win against Trafalgar on Sunday. The coach Rowan Michael and assistant coach Adam Sheedy had the boys focused from the first bounce. After an even first half of the first quarter, Leongatha got a run on and established what was to become […]

September 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Grand final glory

Big time: football umpire Chris Clements, of Korumburra, will take part in AFL grand final activities.

FOOTBALL umpire Chris Clements has been selected to take part in the AFL grand final parade and half- time activities on grand final day. The Korumburra man was one of only two umpires in Australia to receive the honour. The life member of the South Gippsland Umpiring Association has been selected to guide the green […]

September 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Council gets in the swim

Lorrie McKenzie: the Leongatha Swimming Club coach is happy with the new white board, purchased with a grant from South Gippsland Shire Council.

LEONGATHA Swimming Club gratefully accepted a $1000 grant from South Gippsland Shire Council for the purchase of a new white board and storage cupboard recently. “It’s a great thing to know we’ve got the support of the council,” LSC president Peter Bellingham said. The whiteboard, which is used by coaches to display training programs to […]

August 26th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

World Life Saving Championships

Incredible journey: husband and wife team George Mission and Janet Kolotelo are officiating at the World Life Saving Championships in Montpellier, France in September.

LOCAL Life Saving identities, George Mission and his wife Janet Kolotelo from Inverloch, have been appointed to officiate at the World Life Saving Championships “Rescue14” in September, at Montpellier, France. Both are involved in local clubs Inverloch, Cape Paterson and Waratah Beach. Janet, a theatre nurse at Wonthaggi Hospital, has been officiating now for 15 […]

August 26th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Cycling roadtrain back in Leongatha

Back again: Leongatha will host the start of stage two of the Tour of Gippsland on Thursday, September 4 from 10.30am at the Velodrome.

LEONGATHA returns to the iconic national road series event, the Tour of Gippsland, part of the Subaru National Road Series, in September. Stage two, Leongatha to Yinnar, sets off from the velodrome at 10.30am on Thursday, September 4. Leongatha rider Stuart Smith says that starting a stage in your home town is a lot more […]

August 26th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

The Bulldogs to become The Giants

Giants: in 2015 the Korumburra-Bena club is likely to wear a new strip. Photo courtesy of News Ltd.

CLUB members who attended the Special General Meeting held at the Korumburra-Bena Football Netball Club on Thursday night agreed unanimously with the proposal to change the club colours. The change is designed to distinguish the club from Phillip Island Football Netball Club. Along with the change of colours the club moniker would change from The […]

August 26th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Burning hot

Hefty haul: Leongatha Junior Football Club player Jesse Burns with his trophies: the Energy Australia Central Gippsland Junior Football League best and fairest award, and goal kicking award.

JESSE Burns loves the Collingwood Football Club and admires Magpie Dayne Beams’ flair with the Sherrin. Young Jesse could well find himself in an AFL jumper some day, given his outstanding performance on the football field this year. The Leongatha Junior Football Club player last week achieved the remarkable feat of not only winning the […]

August 26th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Off and racing: Grace jumps in CEO’s saddle

Vision and passion: Terry Grace is now working in his dream job as CEO of Stony Creek Racing Club.

COUNTRY Racing Victoria will continue to back the Stony Creek Racing Club. That news has delighted the club’s new CEO, lifelong racing fan Terry Grace. The Inverloch man took over from Ralph Gallagher three weeks ago and comes to the role with national and international business experience, and a racing passion inspired by his grandparents. […]

August 26th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Eleanor looks ahead to Rio

Golden girl: father Mark, left, and mother Helen, right, with Eleanor Patterson, Commonwealth Games gold medal winning high jumper, at their home in Leongatha.

ELEANOR Patterson brought her Commonwealth Games gold medal home to Leongatha on Friday, August 8 and the young high jumper says the medal came about because of a wonderful partnership. Eighteen year old Eleanor says her coach, David Green, is the reason for her success. Eleanor’s world is spinning since she cleared 1.94 metres at […]

August 14th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Footy first for MDU

Blockbuster: MDU is set to host this year's Alberton Football League grand final on Saturday, September 13.

GRAND final fever has hit Meeniyan with the town set to host its first Alberton Football Netball League (AFNL) grand final on Saturday, September13. AFNL director of special events and publicity Gary Adams said this would be the first time the Meeniyan Dumbalk club would host a grand final since the Alberton and Bass Valley […]

August 14th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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