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THE Leongatha Football Netball
Club held its annual general meet-
ing last Wednesday night, with
Mal Mackie returned to the helm
Trevor Walder was returned as trea-
surer, Rob van Rooy has stepped into the
role of secretary and the position of vice
president remains unfilled.
The club had a good year, with four
football sides and three netball sides in
Off the field, the club benefited from
an increase in gate takings, sponsorship
and bar sales, although income from Ben-
digo Bank commissions and fence sig-
nage was down.
“A big success for the year was again
the auction night, with it proving to be
the clubs biggest fundraising return. A
big thank you to Glenn and Shirley Anne
Wright and their committee,” Mr Walder
The clubs operating expenditure was
on par with last year.
“It is the club’s intention to continue
to improve in all areas, so it is seen as the
preeminent sporting club in South West
Gippsland in all aspects,” Mr Walder
The club returned a trading profit for
the Leongatha Senior Football Club of
Executive: Leongatha Football Netball Club elected its committee at the AGM last Wednesday night,
from left treasurer Trevor Walder, president Mal Mackie and secretary Rob van Rooy.
Club remains strong
Winners’ delight: from left, Ruth Stevenson (Korumburra) winner of Section 3,
Tom Kudelka (MCC) runner-up of Section 2, Charles Davis (MCC) runner-up of
Section 3 and Pat Wilsmore (Phillip Island) winner of Section 2 at the conclusion
of another highly successful Leongatha Croquet Club association tournament.
• Leongatha Croquet Club
Golden paws take limelight
Traralgon, Brighton and
The tournament has be-
come very well known and
supported because of the
beautiful lawns and friendly
atmosphere as well as the
best morning and afternoon
teas of any club in the state.
The weather was not so
kind in the beginning but
finished up smiling on us.
The winner of Section 1
was Simon Watkins (Brigh-
ton), runner-up Sandra
Birch (Leongatha); Section
2 was won by Pat Wilsmore
(Phillip Island), runner-up
Tom Kudelka (MCC); and
Section 3 was won by Ruth
runner-up Charles Davis
A special guest at the
tournament was a Golden
Labrador dog being trained
for children with special
Jenni, from Phillip Is-
land bought Obee and he
was totally spoilt.
Once again Baker ’s De-
light supplied all the deli-
cious scones and buns for
morning tea - their support
is never ending and very
Recently the club held a
movie night fundraiser and
raised over $1200.
Guests were treated to
a delicious supper and the
movie Hacksaw Ridge, a
true story and quite con-
A special thanks to all
who supported this event.
Our association pennant
team ended up fourth for
The golf croquet pen-
nant team is doing well but
does not finish for another
Players are really im-
proving and enjoying the
experience of playing clubs
from all over Gippsland.
The club is holding a
Christmas party on Decem-
ber 10 with some unusual
Club membership is slowly
but steadily increasing and
anyone interested in play-
ing this challenging game is
welcome to come and join
in on a Wednesday or Satur-
All equipment is sup-
plied and flat soled shoes
should be worn.
quet Club again con-
ducted a very suc-
tournament on the No-
vember 14, 15 and 16.
Players came from cro-
quet clubs all over the state
Bendigo, Ballarat, Mel-
bourne, Sale, Phillip Island,
All eyes: from left, Thelma Arnup (referee) with Obee who is watching his
trainer Jenni Wills peg out in association croquet.
On track: Jack Allen led Thomas Fitzgerald, Kaleb Jans and Felicity Waddell during
the Junior four lap scratch race on Friday night.
• Leongatha Cycling Club
• Leongatha Football Club
Bensley elected president
night with Mark Bensley
taking on the role and past
president Peter McLean
accepting the secretary po-
The club wishes to thank Dylan
Adams for his commitment as secre-
tary over the past year.
Track racing at the velodrome
continued on Friday night in fine
but cool conditions with yet again a
small field participating.
First up was the one lap time trial
with no riders improving on their
personnel best times in the cooler air
of the night.
The best of the juniors was Oliver
McLean with 34.7 seconds ahead of
Thomas Fitzgerald in 36.4 seconds,
Felicity Waddell (40.21), Jack Allen
(40.55) and Kaleb Jans (41.12).
The seniors saw Rob Waddell
(36.92) edge out Kevin Feely with a
slightly slower 36.99 seconds.
The junior four lap scratch race
had Thomas Fitzgerald with a burst
on the last lap taking the win from
Kaleb Jans, Felicity Waddell and
The senior scratch race was over
five laps with Oliver McLean taking
the win from Kevin Feely closely
followed by Rob Waddell.
In the first of the junior one lap
handicaps it was Felicity Waddell on
45m who held off the fast finishing
Thomas Fitzgerald, Kaleb Jans and
Jack Allen for a clear win.
In the reheat it was Thomas
Fitzgerald who got up from scratch
to win from Kaleb Jans (45), Felicity
Waddell (35) and Jack Allen (40).
The first Senior handicap was
won by Rob Waddell (25) from Oli-
ver McLean who started on scratch
and Kevin Feely (15).
In the reheat it was Kevin Feely
(30) who won from Rob Waddell (20
and Oliver McLean on scratch.
After a couple of Olympic sprint
events an all-in elimination race
was held with Oliver McLean win-
ning from Kevin Feely and Thomas
Fitzgerald with the rest of the field
The last events and highlight of
the night were motor-paced with the
juniors up first racing over six laps.
With the motor bike coming off
the track with one and half laps to
go it was Felicity Waddell with the
strongest legs winning from Kaleb
Jans and Jack Allen.
The senior motor-paced race was
over 12 laps and saw Oliver McLean
winning from Kevin Feely and Rob
Club elected a new presi-
dent at its annual general
meeting last Wednesday
New president: Dr Mark
Bensley takes over the reins
of the Leongatha Cycling
Club for the next 12 months.
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