Sport Archive

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

Mid Gippsland is saying: ‘give league a chance’

TRAFALGAR has already won its appeal to join the Ellinbank and District FNL in 2021, now it’s Yallourn Yallorn North’s members who have voted to go. The Mid Gippsland League would be further reduced to a problematic 13-club competition and North Gippsland 11 clubs

High hopes for November cricket restart

THE Leongatha and District Cricket Association (LDCA) is hoping to commence the 2019-20 cricket season on Saturday, November 7. LDCA president John Schelling said everyone was looking forward to returning to sport. “At this stage we will meet with clubs and life members for

Boost for Stony Creek Racing Club

STONY Creek Racing Club will soon have safer and more accessible horse stalls, thanks to a funding boost from the Victorian government.

No news isn’t good news for local gyms

GYM members can’t understand it and gym operators say there’s no data to support it but the ban on indoor exercise at gyms stays in place. That’s the word today, Friday, September 18, from the Premier Daniel Andrews who said during his daily coronavirus

Victorian escapee Nikki takes it to the champ at Tweed Heads

THE World Surf League was back in the water at Cabarita Headland south of Tweed Heads this week and Phillip Island’s Nikki Van Dijk was right in the thick of it, posting some fine scoring waves in a semi-final against the eventual competition winner

Wonthaggi Road Runners stand against violence

RUNNING Against Violence Wonthaggi Road Runners (WRR) have embarked on a 1300km journey to spread awareness and hope for those suffering through any form of violence. Nicki Robson shared the event to the WRR and was overwhelmed with members wishing to participate. “We ended