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THE weather contin-
ues to surprise even
in May and Saturday
morning made for
perfect conditions for
the 75 runners and
It was Heart Week from
to remind parkrunners that
they were doing their part
towards a healthy heart by
getting out and doing some-
thing active. Congratula-
tions to Kathryn O’Halloran
for winning volunteer for
the month of April.
Our first and second
place getters were regular
front runners Glenn Sul-
livan 19.28 and Bill Barry
Louise O’Keeffe was
the first female (5th overall)
21:37 and Danielle Crestani
was second (6th) 22:01.
Inverloch parkrun is also
nurturing some fast Juniors
and on Saturday Tony Chal-
linor finished in 21.25 with
not only a personal best but
an amazing time.
Juniors are such a big
part of parkrun and four
year olds get to register and
have their own barcode.
Under 11s must be ac-
companied on their run by
an adult so it is a great way
to spend time as a family.
Once they reach 10 runs
they get a certificate and
their own t-shirt presented
at the briefing prior to their
One of the original In-
verloch parkrun run direc-
tors, Les Corson and his
wife Nicole are moving
away from the area and will
be greatly missed.
If it wasn’t for the in-
volvement of community
minded people like Les and
Nicole there might never
have been an Inverloch
Volunteer: not only was Kathryn O’Halloran parkrun volunteer for the month
of April but she ran a personal best on Saturday as if to mark the occasion.
Exercise is the
heart of parkrun
Running on: Les Cor-
son was an original
Inverloch parkrun run
director and he and
his wife Nicole will be
missed by event regu-
lars used to seeing them
on Saturday mornings.
MONASH University Storm’s sister club,
Gippsland Storm, had a very challenging eve-
ning at the Pakenham stadium last Saturday
night in their games against the City West
Falcons in round five of the Victorian Netball
The 19 and Under game was very close in the end
with Monash Storm coming back strongly in the second
half, after changes, but leaving their run too late in the
dying stages of the final quarter, going down to the Fal-
cons 35 to 40.
One of the major factors in Storm’s turnaround in
the second half was Shannon Danckert from Fish Creek,
coming off the bench in wing defence.
At one stage Danckert controlled the defence half,
with intercepts, driving forward taking the second pass,
aided by her team mate Ash Gill in wing attack, who also
had a strong second half.
They finally got it together, just leaving their run too
Shane O’Sullivan, president of Monash University
Storm, was pleased with the 19 & Under effort on the
night, stating that they were a bottom age side, still in
Storming: From left, Monash Storm captain Ally Kilpatrick, Shannon Danckert, Ash Hill and Daisy Hill are all former Gippsland
Storm players who have graduated to Monash Storm’s 19 and Under squad and made a difference on the night.
Turnaround leaves Storm short
Full flight: Shannon Danckert from Fish Creek is
pictured during Monash Storm’s VNL home game
last Saturday at the Pakenham Stadium. Danckert
played a major role in a second half turnaround be-
fore Monash Storm succumbed to City West Falcons
35 to 40.
THE Parrots were keen to get back on the win-
ners list after a tight loss last week.
Kaj Patterson was called up to play for the Seniors and
Louis Riseley was playing his first game for Gippsland
Power so with a mission to complete the Parrots were
missing a couple of feathers.
A strong opening few minutes saw Dunne score a
goal from the square after a strong mark.
The game became scrappy and lots of mistakes were
Wes Graeme was in everything in the ruck and Kyle
Cooper capitalized with a nice set shot.
Trotto scored another after scrappy play to end the
quarter with Leongatha in control, 3.5 to 0.4 .
A quick goal to Cooper was followed by Harrison
McGannon with a great running goal.
Forrester’s precision kicking was standing out and
Nick Battersby was having an excellent game.
Dunne followed up with a ripper snap for his second
goal and then a Jake Patullo bullet pass to Trotto who
marked and goaled and at half time the scoreboard was a
very pretty sight indeed, 7.8 to 0.4.
The opening goal of the second half went to Sale.
It was end to end football but the next goal was Leon-
gatha’s, Dunne’s third.
Brock Jones was defending well and a goal to Wes
Graeme from the pocket was a great impression of ‘Cyr-
Jordy Patullo with football smarts saw another Coo-
And yes, from the huddle the scoreboard told the tale,
10.10 to 1.5 .
The last stanza was very ordinary football.
The Parrots could not manage a goal in what was a
poor finish to a good game for Leongatha.
The team is building into the season and looking to
string together a series of wins.
With Julian Patterson still a possibility to play in the
coming weeks the Parrots can only get better.
BOTH Leongatha and Sale had a lot of num-
bers around the ball in the opening quarter on
what was a magnificent day for football.
The players appeared to be ball chasing and it took a
snap from Cam Olden to score the opening goal.
A Josh Hastings mark resulted in his first goal.
A great tackle by Sheedy and goals to Motton and
O’Neill rounded out the quarter with Leongatha well in
control. 4 .4 to 0.1 .
The second quarter was messy with some bad misses
and selfish play.
Garnham scored the only two goals of the quarter and
Josh Hastings was presenting well but by half time the
visitors still hadn’t managed to post more than three be-
hinds. 6 .7 to 0.3.
Garnham continued his second quarter form and
quickly kicked his third at the opening of the third
Strong defence from Scott with plenty of dash ended
with a Mason McGannon goal.
Olden scored another but poor defence allowed a
mark in the goal square for Sale’s first goal. 9.7 to 1.4 .
Kyle Reid went forward and kicked his first of three
last quarter goals.
Garnham chimed in with his fourth and McGannon
with his second.
The Parrots attacked repeatedly.
A long Brock Hastings goal finished off a fine indi-
Good play saw Sale finish the game with another
goal. 16.9 to 2.4
• Leongatha U18 football
Under 18s win
as Magpies tire
• Leongatha U16 football
Family affairs: parkrun is a family and is sorry to
lose Nicole, pictured, and Les Corson but wishes
them the best in their future endeavours.
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