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Black tie: from left, Brittany Webb, Minnie Curtis, Charlotte Townsend, Rhiannon Grinham and Ash-
leigh Verdon enjoyed Kilcunda Bass Football Netball Club’s social night.
AFTER a tough com-
petition at MDU, Kil-
cunda Bass Football
Netball Club traded in
its sports gear for suits
and dresses for its so-
cial night of the year;
the black tie ball.
With a live DJ on the
night, the ball was an op-
portunity for the club to
come together and cel-
ebrate the season.
The event was well
supported by the club
members and was highly
Stunning: from left, Laura Robins, Angel Horvath and Rhiannon Grinham at Kilcunda Bass Football
Netball Club’s black tie ball.
Glitz and glamour at Kilcunda Bass
THE Stony Creek Football Net-
ball Club held a reunion for the
1956 premiership players on Sat-
urday, at the home game against
The year 1956 was a big one for Stony
Creek, with premiers in the Seniors, A Grade
netball and B Grade netball.
Five of the 1956 Seniors footballers were
at the event, including the side’s captain
coach, Jack Charlton. The others present in-
cluded Alan Christoffersen, Athol McGrath,
Kevin Dempsey and Russ (Buck) Thorson.
Leo Dempsey, Peter (Bull) Carmichael,
Jim Crowley and Ken (Duke) Thorson were
unable to attend.
The group of around 50 who attended
the reunion attended an afternoon tea at the
Stony Creek clubrooms, which began with
a one minute silence for players who have
Mr Charlton said Stony Creek gave him
“I came to Stony Creek in 1945 in Octo-
ber and worked with a couple of uncles. In
1945, Stony had beaten Foster, that had gone
through the season undefeated,” he said.
“Stony beat Foster in the grand final in
Mr Charlton said in 1946, he started
playing with Stony for a stretch of five
years, and they were runners up for those
“In 1951, I played the first couple of
games for Stony and then went up to Stan-
hope, and guess what? Stony Creek won the
premiership,” he said.
Mr Charlton said the team they had in
1956 was “a team”.
“No one stood out, we were just a team.
Everybody pulled their own weight and
once we got into the semis, that is when we
really played well,” he said.
“Everybody did their job. In those days
‘whoever you are against, you have got to
beat them’ and they did.”
Stony Creek supporters Neil Cope and
Don Wilson organised the event and said
it was great to see so much interest in the
“It has been fantastic to see such a won-
derful response to the reunion and that the
Stony spirit is still alive and well 60 years
later,” Mr Wilson said.
Mr Cope said it was also great to see so
many family members of past players come
back for the event.
“It was an absolute pleasure to put the
day together,” he said.
Stony spirit alive and well
Premiers: Stony Creek 1956 premiership players from left, Alan Christoffersen, Athol McGrath, Kevin
Dempsey, Jack Charlton and Russ (Buck) Thorson came together on Saturday for a 60 year reunion since
their win. Unable to at-
tend were Leo Dempsey,
Peter (Bull) Carmichael,
Jim Crowley and Ken
A Grade: the 1955 and
1956 Stony Creek A
Grade netball premier-
ship players came to-
gether at a reunion held
on Saturday, including
from left, B Scott, Nor-
ma McGrath, Jo Run-
ciman, Kath Vagg and
students in Leongatha
and Korumburra got a
taste of professional
AFL when players
from the Carlton Foot-
ball Club came to visit
The players conducted
workshops with students
at the Ogilvy Street edu-
cation complex and the
to give students a chance
to learn from the best and
have their burning footy
Liam Jones, Ed Curn-
ow, Charlie Curnow, Liam
Sumner, Clem Smith,
Andrew Phillips, Andrejs
Everitt, Cameron Wood,
Levi Casboult, Matt Ko-
rcheck and Dillon Viojo-
Rainbow stopped by and
were happy to teach the
students some new skills.
together despite wet
weather on Saturday
for the 93rd Inverloch
The group saw eight
registered first timers
which included visitors
from Melbourne, Jells
Park and Albury, with the
Inverloch Kongwak net-
ball team coming along to
join in the fun.
Nathan Castle won the
May 2016 parkrunner of
the month, having com-
pleted 85 park runs with a
personal best of 21.11 .
Some 13 parkrunners
managed to achieve a per-
sonal best including Ben
Beischer with a time of
17.13, who wiped 11 sec-
Park run fun
Winning grinners: Heather Sullivan achieved a
personal best on the weekend with a time of 23.17
while son Matthew stopped by to complete his
Inverloch Park Run on Saturday.
onds off his previous time
while also taking out the
week’s top course age cat-
Georgia Burns won
first place in the female
division with a course age
category record of 16.57
while Heather Sullivan
took home a personal best
of 23.17 and nabbed third
come to town
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