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Foster draft hopeful his dream will come true

DESPITE only playing two games this year, Foster AFL hopeful Ryan Angwin is in top shape for draft night, set to be held on Monday, December 7.

Come and try girls’ and women’s cricket

  By Tom McNish AHEAD of the planned 2021 U/16s female cricket competition, the LDCA held their first come and try session for girls and women, in Wonthaggi on Wednesday night. Cricket for girls and women is a shared focus of the Leongatha District

Captain Sheerin saves Club on return

• A Grade, Division 1 WONTHAGGI Club have wrestled back control of their batting innings to post 190 against the Leongatha Imperials, who made 163. Club were first to bat on their home turf, with openers Sam Huitema 9 and Koby Brann 24. Imperial

Why 2020 was so special for umpire Matt Stevic

FOOTY fans often say, if you didn’t notice the umpires, they must have done pretty good job. And that was certainly the case where Leongatha’s Matt Stevic was concerned, umpiring his 8th AFL Grand Final in unique circumstances at the Gabba in Queensland last

Build it and they will come

THE South Gippsland BMX Club held its first training ride on Wednesday afternoon with a turnout of 25 riders over the evening. Club founder Nathan Evans took over managing the Leongatha track in early 2019. Since then, through community support, donations and a lot

Locals’ race win just what the doctor ordered

A HORSE that was bred, born and raised on a small farm just outside of Yarram has entered the pantheon of Australia’s great sprinters by winning the Group One Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley on Friday night. It was Hey Doc’s second win in

Nick’s long run honours his dad

FOR most people, the Great Southern Rail Trail is ideal for a leisurely walk, ride or jog, but for Nicholas Swinton, it was an opportunity to run his heart out in tribute to his late father. And he did just that, running 75km in

‘Spic’ declared LDCA life member

LEONGATHA and District Cricket Association welcomed Geoff ‘Spic’ Wyatt as a life member last week. LDCA president John Schelling announced Geoff’s induction at the annual general meeting on Sunday, October 11. “We would like to congratulate Geoff Wyatt on being awarded life membership for the

State role for Gary Adams

LOCAL cricketing legend and administrator Gary Adams has been appointed secretary of Veterans Cricket Victoria which involves players in three age groups, over 50s, 60, and 70s. Competition takes place with statewide teams both in the summer and winter as well as interstate carnivals

Let us open!

BASS Coast fitness providers believe their services have a crucial benefit to mental health and are certain they can operate safely. Local facilities including gyms, boxing, yoga, gymnastics, swimming, CrossFit and dancing are calling on the state government to allow them to reopen. Tom

Outdoor swimming returns

By Tom McNish LOCAL swim squad South Gippsland Bass (SGB) has made Warragul and Toora their training bases for the next few weeks. SGB head coach Dylan Muir was grateful some pools were open. “Ideally, we believe indoor pools can operate safely, but it’s

Solar boost for Magpies

THE Dalyston Football Netball Club has received a state government grant of more than $36,000 for a new solar power system facilitated by the Energy Innovation Co-operative. Club president Andy Thomas said the grant would help the club move towards the future of clean

Surfing your way to better mental health

GIRLS on Board’s Mental Health Awareness Program is an upcoming collaboration with Bass Coast YMCA and YES Youth hub to offer a fun four-week surfing program to local youth. Jess Laing from Girls on Board said the combination of saltwater and surfing helps develop