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Archive for: February, 2018

Wimmera players in GWV Rebels TAC Cup girls squad

Wimmera players feature prominently in a Greater Western Victoria Rebels girls football squad that will start its nine-round season at the weekend. Georgia Clarke, Ararat, and Rene Caris, Tara Jasper, Horsham Saints, and Ella Bibby, Lake Wendouree, are in a squad leadership group alongside Carisbrook’s Lauren Butler. They are among 35 Rebels’ squad members who […]

Wimmera swimmers shine at interdistrict meet in Melbourne

Wimmera District 12 swimmers experienced success in the pool at an interdistrict meet at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre. They will now focus on a Wimmera championship at St Arnaud on Saturday. A Wimmera team of 47 competed in a Saturday program in Melbourne featuring 68 events – 58 individual events and 10 relays. Swimmers had to […]

Horsham Little Athletics members qualify for 2018 state championships

Eight Horsham Little Athletics participants will put their skills to the test at Little Athletics Victoria’s State Track and Field Championships in Melbourne. Jett Wilson, Thomas Naylor, Sebastian Le Roux, Rouxle Le Roux, Lachlan Hobbs, Kelly Grey, Seanna Foster and Ada Binney will compete at Lakeside Stadium in Melbourne on March 10 and 11. The […]

Horsham to welcome full-time volleyball development officer

The appointment of a dedicated volleyball development officer for the region is a major step forward for the sport. Volleyball Victoria and Wimmera Regional Sports Assembly representatives are finalising details of the position, now with full-time funding. The development officer will be based in Horsham, making it central to Western Region affiliates, which are investing […]

New home, new season for Horsham Hockey Club

Horsham Hockey Club will host try-outs for the upcoming Wimmera Hockey Association season in its new home in Dimboola Road. The club has relocated to Horsham Community Oval after 33 years at Horsham Racecourse. Club president Jarryd Bannan said previous rooms the club built at the racecourse, in conjunction with Horsham Softball Club in 1984, […]

Junior Horsham Hornets squads battle hard at Naracoorte

Two Horsham Amateur Basketball Association teams earned runner-up honours at a Naracoorte junior tournament at the weekend. The Horsham Hornets under-16 girls were seeking back-to-back titles and played well throughout the tournament to qualify for the grand final. The girls battled hard but went down to Millicent by five points in a thriller. The under-14 […]

Australian Cricket Association Masters prevail at Ararat

MASTERS PREVAIL: Former Australian fast bowler Doug Bollinger lets fly with a delivery as umpire Trevor McKinnis looks on during an Australian Cricketers Association Masters match at Ararat’s Alexandra Oval. PHOTOS | ACA Masters cricketers take on the Grampians at Ararat The visiting Masters team, featuring some of the legends of Australian international and domestic […]

Naked ambition: Ben Brooksby draws on experience to push mental health message | VIDEO

The Naked Farmer, Ben Brooksby, and his dog Sasha at St Helens Plains.

As a young farmer who has been through his share of tough times, Ben Brooksby knows first-hand that rural communities band together in times of need.

Australian solar first at Natimuk

A group working on plans to establish Natimuk as the home of Australia’s first community-driven and developed solar farm will outline project details at a meeting on March 8.

Horsham engineer critical of Wimmera Sports Stadium site

Long time Horsham civil engineer Leigh Davies has weighed into debate over a multi purpose sports stadium in Horsham with ‘serious’ concerns about a proposed site of the project.


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