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Archive for: May, 2015

Veteran runner shows how it is done

Retired banker Bob Freeland, 65, is a prime example of someone who is never too old and never too weary. In the Ironbarks Forest near Stawell, Freeland was an easy winner of a Stawell Amateur Athletic Club handicap race after a normal week of training and exercise, a religious regimen of swimming, running, bike riding […]

Red-hot form to continue

ON SONG: Stawell will be hoping for key player Scott Driscoll to continue his interleague form in this weekend’s match against Nhill.Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

By DEAN LAWSON Stand-out players in Wimmera Football League’s Victorian Country Championships win over Bellarine are primed to continue their red-hot form with their clubs when week-to-week action resumes this weekend. History suggests that after team leaders have stepped up a level for representative duties that they spark a lift in intensity in club competition. […]

Netball back in action

Wimmera Netball Association will return for round six action this weekend, after the interleague break. Nhill will head to Stawell, and look to hit their straps early. Both sides will be hoping they can return with a full team performance after the break and to the winners’ list. Horsham Saints have reshuffled the line, and […]

Burras celebrate 21 years of merged club

In 1994 two fierce Wimmera Football League rivals Minyip and Murtoa merged to create the Minyip-Murtoa Football and Netball Club. The Burras have reached a 21-year milestone of the historic event and to celebrate will have birthday celebrations on June 7 and 8 as part of the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. Members of the Minyip-Murtoa […]

Establishing footy’s pecking order

PRESSURE: Horsham District Interleague football side tried gallantly against a classy Central Highlands Football League side at City Oval, Horsham, on Saturday. Pictured above, from left, Simon Clugston, Elliot Braithwaite and Robbie Miller. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

By GRANT KUCHEL An interesting round looms in Horsham District Football League after the interleague break with several clashes set to provide insight into the pecking order and begin to shape positions within the top five. It might well be season over for Natimuk United after round seven if the Rams are unable to get […]

Big W’s top-10 challenge

STAR: Sam Jasper, from Horsham Saints, was awarded best player for the Wimmera League in its clash with Bellarine. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

By DEAN LAWSON Wimmera Football League representatives have set themselves a challenge to maintain a high bar in standard next year  after producing one of their best interleague wins in years. Wimmera’s thrilling 17-point win over Bellarine at Horsham City Oval showed off the calibre of football the league’s best could produce and more than […]

Central Highlands shines in Horsham

A star-studded Central Highlands League representative team gave Horsham District an old-fashioned football lesson in the opening clash of a Victorian Country Championships double-header at Horsham City Oval. The visiting side, loaded with the experience and raw talent expected of a league drawing on some of the best players from across Ballarat district, shut the […]

Goal for goal

Wimmera Football League

Wimmera Football League midfielder Joel Geue quickly gets boot to ball as a Bellarine League opponent makes a desperate effort to smother during AFL Victorian country championships action at Horsham City Oval. Relentless Geue was among Big W runners who eventually wore down the visitors during a high-class display of representative football. Wimmera League scored […]

Council push for stadium

By DEAN LAWSON Community leaders have made the most of a visit from Victorian Sports Minister John Eren to emphasise a need for a multi-use indoor sport and community stadium in Horsham. Horsham officials pointed out the deficiency while taking Mr Eren on a tour of the municipality’s growing and diverse sport and recreation projects. […]


Wimmera Football League

Wimmera Football League and Ararat star forward Beau Cosson climbs for a spectacular high mark during an exciting and high-standard interleague clash against Bellarine League. Cosson had an outstanding country championships game for the Big W, kicking five-goals in a high-scoring goal-for-goal thriller at Horsham City Oval. Details, see page 51. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES


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