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SPORTS clubs have shared
in just under $6000 of State
Government funding under the
Sporting Club Grants Program.
Gippsland South MLA Danny
O’Brien congratulated the Poowong
Tennis Club ($970), Sale Maffra Crick-
et Association ($1000), Sale Tennis
Club ($1000) and Leongatha Basket-
ball Association ($3000) on their suc-
The funds will be used for a variety
of advancements across the clubs in-
cluding new equipment, uniforms and
training for coaches.
Mr O’Brien said sporting clubs like
these are a crucial element of commu-
“Getting involved with a sports
clubs has great social and health ben-
efits,” he said.
“The sporting clubs provide a great
service to our community and I am
delighted to see them receiving some
much needed funding.”
HAVE you wanted to give footy
This is your chance to be part of the
inaugural Bass Coast women’s footy
team in 2017.
The team is holding two come try
days before Christmas and welcomes
anyone who is interested to come along
and see if you like it.
All ages welcome and no experi-
ence is necessary.
Just come along and have a go; all
you need is your runners and a drink
Women’s AFL Come and Try Days
will be held on December 5 and 12
at 6pm at the Wonthaggi Recreation
Reserve on Korumburra Road, Wont-
For more information on the team,
join the group Bass Coast Women’s
Football Team on Facebook or contact
Ella Angarane on 0438 722 639.
ELEVEN first timers to Inverloch were
among the 96 park runners and walkers
who came along to experience the new
Many people seemed to enjoy the new part
over the bridge.
This week there were 20 personal bests.
Shirley Dell knocked off another four seconds
making two personal bests in two weeks.
Sherryn McDonald knocked off just under
four minutes in her second parkrun.
Congratulations to all who achieved a per-
A massive congratulations goes to Lavinia
Petrie who this week ran an age graded record of
106.2 per cent.
This broke the previous record by a whopping
23 per cent.
Lavinia runs in the 70-75 age group and set a
blistering time of 22:03.
Lavinia currently holds world records in sev-
eral categories in her age group.
Many more regulars have or are about to get
their red 50 shirt. This week Sheridan White
was presented with her 50 top and she is already
wearing it proudly. Congratulations to Rebecca
Dell who ran her 50 this week.
Every week there is an amazing group of
volunteers. Nathan Castle, Jacqui M O’Connell,
Luke Reddie, Heather Sullivan, Neci Sutherland,
Neil White, Lily Whitehouse and Addie Pykett
were thanked for their contribution.
(SM20-24) (unattached) was first over
the line in 18:25 - first appearance.
Bill Barry (VM35-39) of Wonthaggi Road Run-
ners was second over the line in 18:30 - has
been first to finish on 19 previous occasions.
Glenn Sullivan (VM50-54) of Wonthaggi Road
Runners was third over the line in 18:33 - has
been first to finish on 39 previous occasions.
Georgia Burns (JW11-14) of Little Ath-
letics was first (seventh overall) over the
line in 21:06 - 37
th time in 61 appearances.
Elisa Mooren (VW45-49) of Westerfoldians,
was second (ninth overall) over the line
in 21:26 - was first to finish once before.
Lavinia Petrie (VW70-74) of Victorian Masters
Athletics, was third (10th overall) over the line in
The following runners recorded the best Age
Lavinia Petrie (VW70-74) was graded
106.20 percent for the time 22:03 (10th
Glenn Sullivan (VM50-54) was graded 79.51
percent for the time 18:33 (third overall).
Georgia Burns (JW11-14) was graded 77.17 per
cent for the time 21:06 (seventh overall).
This week there were 96 runners, of whom
11 were first timers. There were representatives
from 10 different athletics clubs.
RESULTS: 2016 TRV 50m
BENCH Pennant - Section E
Leongatha B 714.015 lost to
Kyabram B 730.027; Lake Gillear
707.024 (bye); Wangaratta 728.029
lost to Ballarat East B 737.027.
Best shooter for round nine
was Howard Jones (Wangarat-
ta) with 247.013.
Round 10: Lake Gillear 725.029 de-
feated Kyabram B 722.020; Wangaratta
726.022 defeated Leongatha B 688.015;
Ballarat East B 727.021 (bye).
Best shooter for round 10 was
Christopher Preston (Lake Gillear)
Ballarat East B ............................. 40
Kyabram B ................................... 28
Wangaratta ................................... 24
Lake Gillear .................................. 20
The club shoots on Wednesday
nights at 8pm at the rifle club on the
Any inquiries, please call Rob Spratt
MONDAY night saw a great clash
between Travis Strybosch and
John Jones in a tight five setter.
Trav starting strongly to win the first
two games. With both players having to
guage each other’s game it has taken both
players time to get into the groove.
Travis has a good eye and keeps his
opponents off balance hitting tight re-
verse boasts and deep cross court drives
but John started to peg back the deficit
chasing hard and winning with great drop
shots, and levelling at two games all.
After wearing each other down it
came down to grit and determination
rather than skill and fitness but the re-
sult was a cracker, with Trav taking the
match 10-8 in the fifth, Trav three games
36, John two games 36, but although that
match had the losing player having the
With the end of season competition
finishing we invite you to Come and Try
Raquetball each Wednesday at 7.30pm.
Raquetball will be introduced and played,
all equipment is available to use and our
committee will run and organise the play,
so come along.
For the squashies we will be playing
American squash with pars scoring to
keep it entertaining.
That’s all this week but anyone wish-
ing to play at Poowong or Leongatha can
call the club 0418 998 222 or 0409 613
664. Check us on Facebook.
Record holder: Lavinia Petrie posted was graded 106.2 per cent in her recent parkrun at
Over the bridge with Lavinia
Inverloch parkrun started on September 13,
2014, and since then 1795 different runners, in-
cluding participants from 91 athletics clubs, have
completed 10,014 runs covering a total distance
of 50,070 km, and there have been 2016 new per-
The female record is held by Char-
lotte Wilson who ran in a time of 00:18:11
on October 29, 2016 (event number 114).
The male record is held by Stephen Ren-
nick who ran in a time of 00:16:36 on No-
vember 22, 2014 (event number 11).
The age grade course record is held by Lavinia
Petrie who recorded a 106.20 percent run (22:03)
on November 26, 2016 (event number 118).
Right, Growing sport: pictured are Gippsland Power representatives
from local Bass Coast and South Gippsland clubs who are coached by
Kelly O’Neill, a member of the Bass Coast Women’s team.
Give footy a try
Funding boost for sporting clubs
Here you go: Gippsland South
MLA Danny O’Brien celebrates a
successful grant application with
Leongatha Basketball Association
president Dan Monaghan.
Bore Rifle Club
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