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VENUS Bay Angling Club ran two competi-
tions in January and with many of its mem-
bers in town for the holiday season there was a
good turnout for both competitions.
However, with the weather and the tides not exactly
cooperating the fishing was a bit hit and miss.
Results for January 8, 9 and 10 were as follows:
The only fish weighed in were a 1060 gram flathead
by Paul De Hamer for 530 points and a 540 gram silver
trevally by Ann Marie Swinden for 270 points.
For January 23, 24 and 25 Roslyn Shelly weighed in
a 1380 gram flathead for 690 points, Arthur Duckworth a
200 gram whiting for 300 points and John Watson a 560
gram flathead for 280 points.
Although the competition results look average a
couple of nice fish were weighed in outside the official
competition dates. David Ioannou caught a lovely big
2.6 kilogram flathead and Paul De Hamer weighed in an
8.89 kilogram gummy shark.
SUN, surf and smiles
should be the order of
the day at Kilcunda
where more than 100
runners will front up
to compete in the sec-
ond annual Kilcunda
half marathon and
16 kilometre George
Bass Coastal Run on
Sunday, February 7.
The event will start
at 8am at the Kilcunda
foreshore car park.
With runners from
across Victoria and a
warm sunny day forecast
it should be a great day
Designed as an in-
troduction to trail run-
ning the event provides
runners the experience
of running some of the
coasts most scenic trails,
trails, sandy beaches,
rolling hills and a fast
rail trail to the finish.
All of this on the safe-
ty of a marked course
with support from Am-
bulance Victoria and the
came within half a
bike length of win-
ning a Victorian cy-
on the weekend.
Competing in the M17
(Under 17) 2000 metre
individual pursuit at the
Sports Centre (DISC) ve-
lodrome, Timmins was
flying home in the final
and narrowly missed win-
ning gold, beating by 0.4
of a second.
For his performance
Timmins, a Newhaven
College student, will
likely get selected for the
Victorian team to go to the
Nationals at Launceston at
the end of February.
In other cycling news
McFarlane will compete
in the Cycling Australia
THE Korumburra City Soccer
Club committee has been work-
ing hard in the last few months
and preparations are well under
way for the upcoming season.
The date for the iconic Korumburra
Cup has been set for the April 2 and 3.
The cup traditionally marks the start
of the season for clubs in the GSL South
Division and will see more than 400
players from nine clubs compete for the
In a change from previous years
Senior Men and Senior Women will be
playing on Saturday while the Under
14s and Under 16s will play on Sunday.
This change will allow for a function
to be held on the Saturday night.
This year all the Korumburra City
teams will be looking to go better than
last year when the Seniors Men and Un-
der 14s made the finals.
The Korumburra City Soccer Club is
looking for local businesses that would
be interested in partnering with the club
to help run this iconic event.
Interested businesses can contact the
club at korumburracitysc.secretary@
Also starting soon will be a five-a -
side competition held over six weeks at
the Korumburra Recreation Centre.
Matches will be played on the newly
For entry details, costs and other in-
formation please contact the club on the
FEMALES aged between 13
and 15 interested in getting a
taste for soccer before com-
mitting to a team are invited
to participate in a fun, four
week social program.
Football Federation Victoria’s
(FFV) Summer 7’s format will be
run in Leongatha to introduce South
Gippsland teenage girls to the sport
and also provide a program for cur-
rent players to get ready for the 2016
Summer 7’s involving seven
players on each team on a modified,
smaller pitch and with a large empha-
sis on fun, fitness and social benefits
that only a team sport can offer, will
run for four weeks in February.
It is suitable for females of any
skill level. (FFV) The Gippsland
development officer for FFV, Mark
Cassar, believes the program is a
winner on many fronts.
He said, “The format is perfect
for those wanting to give soccer a go
for the first time and it also allows
those with experience to hone their
skills in a modified environment.
“It’s very exciting for the female
The program will intentionally
conclude in March, timed to lead
into the 2016 winter soccer season.
Mr Cassar said, “The league in South
Gippsland will introduce an under
15 Girls competition so this program
will be a great stepping stone for
those wanting to train and play on a
regular basis. Although run in Leon-
gatha this time, we invite all girls in
South Gippsland to attend.”
GippSport is providing support
through the VicHealth regional sport
program in a focus developing new
opportunities to increase the number
of people participating in sport with
a particular focus on those currently
inactive or who have low levels of
Program coordinator Gene Parini
believes the introduction of Summer
7’s is a fantastic initiative for teen-
“These types of programs will
provide females with fun, flexible
and social opportunities to be more
active,” Mr Parini said.
The venue is Mary MacKillop
College, Leongatha where games
will commence from 5.30pm.
Players will receive a promotional
giveaway with their fee and an end of
program barbecue is planned for the
last session on Thursday, March 17.
To register or to find out more
about the program phone 5674 6004
or 0428 358 335.
WITH the holiday season over
Inverloch parkrun still managed
another massive field of 146 run-
ners and walkers with 20 first
There was a battle for line honours
with regular runners Rick Whitehouse
and Nathan Castle leading the field early
but in the second half of the run Leon-
gatha footballer Zac Vernon pushed to
the front and was able to hold on to just
beat Xavier Hughes.
Dashing Leongatha wingman, Shem
Hawking, finished third with Inverloch
footballers Josh Truman and Josh Clottu
rounding out the top five.
Georgia Burns has been dominat-
ing the women’s field and claimed first
place for the twenty first time.
Remember, parkrun is not all about
speed and it certainly is not a race.
The best thing about parkrun is the
social aspect - the chat at the start and
as the runners are finishing and morning
tea at the bakery afterwards.
Saturday’s full results and a complete
event history can be found on the Inver-
loch parkrun results page.
Tides and weather bite
the anglers’ catch
Prize flathead: from left, club president Anne
McIntyre presents Roslyn Shelly with her biggest
fish for January award for the Venus Bay Angling
Nice fishing: David Ioannou displays the 2.6 kil-
gram flathead he caught, albeit outside the compe-
The big one: Paul De Hamer weighed in an 8.89
kilogram gummy shark at the Venus Bay Angling
Marathon brings smile, sand and tears to runners
Dashing: Leongatha Parrots centre man Zac Vernon was first of 146
runners to cross the line in Saturday’s 75th
Footballers dominate at
75th Inverloch parkrun
Austin Timmins wins silver
is off to Adelaide this
week for the Track Na-
Austin Timmins: wins
silver on Saturday in the
ships for the 2000 metre
Track National Champion-
ships in Adelaide on Feb-
ruary 3-6 .
McFarlane will com-
pete in the M19’s in in-
dividual sprint, Keiran,
1000m time trial and pos-
sibly the scratch race.
Being in the top age
McFarlane stands a good
chance of winning indi-
vidual gold, but certainly
gaining a medal in one of
Girls call to the roundball
City soccer goes better
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