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LEONGATHA Football Netball Club
has a full complement of coaches for
the 2016 season with the exciting ap-
pointment of Mark Garnham as the
Under 18 football coach.
Mark was the coach of the Tarwin Sharks
senior premiership side in 2004 and was also
named coach of the Sharks team of the past
He brings incredible knowledge of the
game, passion and coaching skill and his
appointment emphasises the importance the
club is placing on junior development.
Mark will be assisted by Simon McRae.
Parrots set to fly
tres in 12.24.
Because Byrne runs for
a metropolitan club, Glen-
huntly Athletics Club, she
was ineligible for the Vic-
torian Country Champion
The title was taken by
the girl who ran second,
Lily Bayes who runs for
the Geelong Guild Athlet-
Also at the Victorian
in Geelong, 12 year old
Jasmine Woods from Mir-
boo North placed first in
the U14 high jump and ran
second in the U14 100 me-
Byrne ran second in
the 200 metres final with a
personal best 25.30.
Christine is very happy
with her performances and
has qualified for the Junior
Nationals in Perth during
Prior to the Nationals,
16 year old Byrne will
compete in the Victorian
Juniors from February 12
to 14 and the Victorian
Open from February 26 to
28 both at Lakeside Sta-
dium Albert Park.
Left, Dual medallist: Mirboo North’s Jasmine
Woods wearing the weight of success around her
neck following her performances at the Victorian
Country Championships in Geelong.
Medalists: from left, second placed Grace O’Dwyer from Ballarat, Lily Bayes from Geelong, Leon-
gatha’s Christine Byrne and third placed Riley Timms from Geelong following the 100 metres award
presentation at the Victorian Country Championships in Geelong.
Gold medals for our athletes
Byrne competed at
the Victorian Country
in Geelong from Jan-
uary 22 to 24 where
she won the 100 me-
INVERLOCH will be burst-
ing with cyclists this Saturday
when the Chris Froome led
Jayco Herald Sun tour rolls into
Already three local cycling groups
have planned rides to finish in Inver-
Leongatha Cycling Club has or-
ganised a ride leaving the Leongatha
post office at 9am, Phillip Island cy-
clists are meeting at Cape Paterson
for a 100km ride into Inverloch to cel-
ebrate a “sizzling summer of cycling”
while the local Inverloch cruisers are
also expected to be out in force after
the usual morning ride.
The tour is expected to roll into
town at about 2pm but the public is
recommended to get into Inverloch
from lunchtime to soak up the atmo-
sphere and get a good vantage point.
The cyclists’ entry into town will
be from the Cape Paterson direction
along the picturesque coastline after
pedalling through Wonthaggi.
Earlier cyclists will go through
Mirboo North, down Love’s Lane into
Dumbalk, and along Nerrena Road
In Leongatha at around 12.30pm-1 -
pm cyclists will be seen going past the
Major drawcard: two time Tour de France winner Chris Froome will have the crowd buzzing at Inverloch
Inverloch in grips of Froome fever
schools in Ogilvy Street before pass-
ing the overhead railway bridge, along
Young Street and then heading out of
town on the Bass Highway to Wont-
haggi then Inverloch.
Once approaching from Inverloch,
cyclists will move along Toorak Road,
into Venus Street and then Ramsay
Boulevard with the finish near the
intersections with the Esplanade and
An Australian cyclist who has been
involved in competitive cycling since
the age of 10 and currently rides for
Orica-GreenEDGE is Caleb Ewan.
The 22 year old has a long list
of cycling achievements which in-
clude becoming Junior National Road
Champion in 2010 and world champi-
on omnium at the Junior Track World
Championships in 2011.
He won the second and third stages
of the 2015 Herald Sun Tour and stage
five of the Vuelta a Espana.
This year he won the first stage
sprint of the Tour Down Under held in
South Australia in January.
Ewan seems to add to his list of
new milestones reached with each
passing ride and he will be attempting
to add to them in this year’s Jayco Her-
ald Sun Tour.
Chris Froome, who rides for
Ewan’s rival Team Sky said, “We don’t
often get a chance to race in front of
our Aussie fans.
Prior to the finish of stage three
in Inverloch, approximately 60 older
adults will take part in Cycling Victo-
ria’s 25 kilometre ride on the official
course in the town.
Bass Coast Shire Council mayor,
Cr Jordan Crugnale said the region is
looking forward to the event.
Cr Crugnale said, “Bass Coast and
South Gippsland is a cyclist’s paradise
and we are thrilled to have this event
“The third stage of the Jayco Her-
ald Sun Tour brings riders to our coast-
line for the first time, and one that is
intense, dynamic and has the awe fac-
A BUMPER crowd is expected at
the horse races for the running of the
Alex Scott and Staff Woolamai Cup
Day this Saturday, February 6.
Race club secretary Bev Carmichael said
the club was expecting another well attended
meeting with all pavilions and marquees
booked for the day.
“We are expecting a full field of 10 for the
Alex Scott and Staff Woolamai Cup,” Mrs
“The Wonthaggi Power Football Netball
Club has a large area reserved with a band,
bookmaker and other entertainment for the
The girls from La Bella in Wonthaggi will
be giving out flowers and vouchers to people
in the crowd they consider are ‘most appro-
priately dressed’ for the day.
The children will be entertained by Pock-
ets the Clown, face painting and jumping
The TAC will be in attendance offering
breath testing and water to people as they
leave the course.
Gates open at 10.30am and the first race
will be run at approximately 1.20pm.
In other great news for the club, next
year’s racing dates have been favourable
with the club excited to be hosting two race
meetings in January; the first being on Mon-
day, January 2, 2017 which is the New Year’s
Day public holiday.
We did it: winning Woolamai Cup horse from last
year Lardner Lou is pictured with trainer Michelle
Murray, left, jockey Grant Seacombe, and fourth
from left Lou Pratt, who the horse is named after.
Woolamai gears up for Cup
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