Sport Archive

G25 football plan or ‘Groundhog Day’?

The Mid Gippsland Football Netball League will consider its official response to the interim ‘G25 Strategy’ report into the structure of Gippsland Football at its meeting tomorrow night. But they’re unlikely to accept its key finding, recommending all six Alberton clubs join its existing

G25 plan says Alberton joins Mid-Gippsland in 2021

A FALL in the male participation rate in Gippsland and expectations of a dramatic increase in population at the western end of the region are driving major changes to the structure of football/netball competition in the area. As outlined in ColganBauer’s interim ‘G25 Strategy’

Hopes rise for start to Gippsland football

IT ALL hinges on what the Premier Daniel Andrews has to say ahead of a major easing of COVID-19 restrictions on Monday, June 22. But it seems likely there will be football and netball competition in Gippsland, from Saturday, July 18. “We had a

Hopes high for junior footy, says Thomas

DALYSTON FNC will be the next club to have seniors and reserves back on the training track, starting tonight, Thursday, June 11, but still without any indication that there’ll be any competition in 2020. The club’s Under 16s and Under 18s got back to

Local league puts June 30 deadline on footy

ELLINBANK and District Football League president Roger Gwynne scored plenty of support around Gippsland this week when he declared there would be no football in his league unless restrictions were lifted on crowds by June 30. He said clubs in the Ellinbank League were

Slam dunk for local clubs

By Shelby Brooks THREE local basketball clubs have received top gongs at the Basketball Victoria Country Awards. Winners on and off the court were announced last week for the 2019 season which included Phillip Island, Korumburra and Wonthaggi Basketball Associations. Branca McFarlane of Phillip

Big numbers hitting the surf along Bass Coast

IT’S “game on” at the beach breaks along Bass Coast today, from Kilcunda to the Island with a solid 1m-2m swell running and likely to build into Saturday. The carparks have been chockas throughout the day with people “working from home” taking the opportunity

No training yet but footy on the move

THE Premier Daniel Andrews has given football and netball training in groups of 10 the all clear but AFL Victoria’s position is that “no sanctioned training will take place until further notice”. That position was conveyed to all Gippsland clubs AFL Gippsland Regional Manager

Quiet birthday celebrations for Grand Ridge parkrun

ON what should have been a first birthday celebration for the Grand Ridge Rail Trail parkrun team, it was a quiet occasion shared by co-event directors Jodie Pincini and Stacey Harriage. The morning started as a normal parkrun day would, with the run director

Golf clubs should get ready to return

PGA certified golf coach and Director of Golf at the Korumburra Golf Course, John Payne, has urged clubs to get ready for the lifting of Stage Three restrictions, as early as the middle of next month. In a ‘Coronavirus Update’ to members this week,

Big swell, solid crowds at local beaches

SURFERS have been doing their best to observe the ‘social distancing’ rules associated with the COVID-19 pandemic in Victoria both in and out of the water. But it has been noticeable that, with a good-sized swell running, surfers have come out of the woodwork

Keep kids active at home with virtual PE classes

VOYAGE Fitness has designed a new platform to help keep children active during the COVID-19 pandemic. The new virtual PE classes are free for all community members through the Voyage Facebook pages. Local personal trainer Jacqueline Snooks is one of the three trainers involved

Spirit of parkrun continues despite no Saturday events

by Ebony Knox   AT 8am every Saturday in the towns of Inverloch, Koonwarra and Mirboo North, a congregation of people and some with loyal pooches would gather. On the cooler mornings, these people would hide under their hoodies, huddle together, breathe warm air