Monk joins World Tour

Warragul cyclist Cyrus Monk has been granted a coveted stagiaire position with World Tour team Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling, which will see him compete in the Tour of Britain and various races in Italy.

Warragul cyclist Cyrus Monk has been granted a coveted stagiaire position with World Tour team Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling, which will see him compete in the Tour of Britain and various races in Italy. The University of Melbourne student will join

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Locals pull on Big V

Six goals from Ellinbank footballer Tom Robertson helped Victoria to a big win over the Allies in the All Deaf State of Origin carnival.

Local footballers Tom Robertson and Lachlan Waters helped Victoria to a strong victory in the All Deaf State of Origin carnival. Held in Adelaide over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, Tom and Lachlan pulled on the Big V jumper to

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Rivals draw in thriller

Jack Baker, in his first game back for Drouin after injury, has a break on his Maffra chaser in the senior game on Saturday.

A draw and a couple of other tight matches that could shape the make-up of the finals highlighted Gippsland League matches at the weekend. Ellinbank and District and Mid Gippsland leagues had a mid-season holiday for the Queen’s Birthday weekend

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Makaela’s basketball dream

Makaela Zeldenryk has achieved her dream of selection in the Victoria Country under 16 team to compete at the national championships in July.

Playing for Victoria Country has been a dream for Makaela Zeldenryk ever since becoming a part of the representative basketball program at Warragul and District Amateur Basketball Association. With a lot of training and hard work, Makaela will realise that

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Footy friends on national stage

Friends Lachlan Brown and Thomas Fitzpatrick will travel with the School Sports Victoria team to Perth, Lachlan as an umpire and Thomas as a player.

Garfield friends Thomas Fitzpatrick and Lachlan Brown will both make the trip to Perth with the School Sports Victoria football team next month, but their roles will differ greatly. While Thomas undertook a rigorous selection process to make the final

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Gulls land Gazette Cup

At the presentation of the Warragul and Drouin Gazette Cup to Warragul Football Netball Club are (from left) A grade and head netball coach Lexie Riley, senior netball coordinator Jessie Gleeson, senior football coach Steve Kidd, club president Chris Blackwood and Drouin president Chris Soumilas.

Warragul’s wins in all four football and two netball games on Sunday landed it the Warragul and Drouin Gazette Cup for the first time since 2009. Drouin had prevailed the last 14 times the clubs had met. The older heads

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Ernie honoured at Ellinbank

Unveiling the signage for Ellinbank Football Netball Club’s new pavilion are, from left former V8 Supercar driver Jason Bargwanna, Ellinbank Football Netball Club life member Ernie Matkovich, club treasurer John Jacovou and president Rob Pandolfo.

Ellinbank Football Netball Club stalwart Ernie Matkovich will be further honoured for his significant contributions to the club, with the new pavilion to be named in his honour. The club made the announcement at its sponsor and life member’s lunch

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Cats remain undefeated

Ellinbank’s Rick Johnson and Neerim-Neerim South’s Jack Erikson get set to contest in the top of the table EDFL clash on Saturday.

Neerim Neerim South’s claim to early premiership favouritism in the Ellinbank and District League and two one-point results in Mid Gippsland League that could be telling at the end of the season highlighted district football on Saturday. There was also

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Harrison’s hockey selection

Local hockey player Harrison Smith has made the cut for the School Sports Victoria state team to compete in Adelaide from December 2-9; Photograph: Michael Robinson.

Chairo Christian School student Harrison Smith has been selected in the School Sports Victoria under 12 boys’ hockey team to compete in Adelaide later this year. The championships will be held in December at the State Hockey Centre in Adelaide,

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Eagles and Cats lead EDFL

Neerim-Neerim South’s Chris Urie marks on the lead against Warragul Industrials.

Ellinbank, along with Neerim Neerim South, retained the lead in the Ellinbank and District league; Warragul moved into the Gippsland League “five”; surprise packet Thorpdale continued its unbeaten run in Mid Gippsland, and West Gippsland League produced the “thrillers” of

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