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McRae set for AFLW draft combine

DESPITE having played fewer than 10 NAB games, Grace McRae has caught the attention of AFLW clubs and has been invited to the 2020 draft combine. The youngest of five, Grace grew up around sport, particularly netball and basketball. She is a precise ball

Reid called up for Combine Draft

STANDING at 202cm Zach Reid’s growing strength and versatility have helped the 18-year-old Leongatha footballer secure a spot in the AFL Combine Draft, scheduled for December. Former coach of both Zach and older brother Kyle, Gippsland Power’s Rhett McLennan said the competitive nature developed

Won with skill, endeavour

YOUTHFUL determination helped Dalyston finally win their third successive grand final clash against Phillip Island in ‘82. Dalyston’s reserves side was made up of a fit group of former thirds’ footballers and veterans finishing their careers. Swapping between ruck and forward flank, Rob McRae

Bad blood boils in thrilling 1997 shootout

“THE crucial moment in the match came late in the third quarter,” according to Leongatha premiership defender Gary Webster. “Christian Burgess (a Morwell onballer) went for a run and looked to have kicked a great goal from 35 metres out, only for a late

No avo teas but hopes high for COVID normal cricket

THE time-honoured tradition of cricket afternoon teas is off the menu for the 2020-21 cricket season. Those spreads of sliced sponge, sausage rolls, ribbon sandwiches, scones, jelly slices and more will not be a feature of the cricket season, once it’s given the green

Mixed results for Bramich at Aragon

THE 2020 FIM Supersport 300 World Championship travelled to Spain for the Prosecco DOC Aragon Round at the weekend (August 28 to 30). Phillip Island Circuit backed Tom Bramich (Carl Cox-RT Motorsports by SKM-Kawasaki) was excited to get back on track after a difficult

Milestone for BMX club

WITH a newly-built track and now affiliation with BMX Australia, South Gippsland BMX Club is open for business – apart from COVID-19 restrictions. President Nathan Evans announced the exciting update on Facebook last week. “So after almost two years of rebuilding the track we

Great grand finals – the goal that sealed it for Stony

THERE was a lot going on in football in 2009, and most of it, off the field. Much of the year had been taken up with a major dispute between Wonthaggi Power and regional powerbrokers over their forced move into the main Gippsland league

Alberton six accepted “in less than a minute”

FOR all the machinations in Gippsland football over the past few years, resulting in the dismissal of the AFL Gippsland Commission no less, it took just one minute tonight for the Mid Gippsland FNL clubs to accept all six Alberton Clubs. Publicity Officer for

Flanders set to flourish from forward flank

FISH Creek’s favourite son Sam Flanders made his debut with the Gold Coast Suns, playing Essendon on Wednesday night before returning to the field on Monday night against Richmond. In the tantalising 73-point all finish against Essendon, Sam played an impressive first game with

New hope for Alberton

FAR from being the pariahs of Gippsland football and netball, the six Alberton clubs, left in the lurch by changes elsewhere in the region, are looming as its saviours. Mid Gippsland clubs will meet via Zoom this Wednesday night to consider all the recommendations

Alberton, Mid Gippsland in 15-club comp in 2021

THE headline change coming out of the 98-page Gippsland 2025 Strategic Plan (G25) report, commissioned by AFL Victoria, is a new 15-club football netball competition involving Mid Gippsland and Alberton league clubs, starting in 2021. The comp would feature an eight-team finals’ structure to

Glenn’s big finish

By Etsuko Yasunaga On Sunday, August 2, Glenn Sullivan finished Run Down Under – a 14,080km virtual run journey around Australia through 98 towns and every state and territory. It was a perfect winter day to celebrate his significant achievement. Glenn started his day