Warragul Dusties’ side back on the park after almost nine weeks off

Bailey Quaife takes his kick with not another player in sight when training resumed last Monday night.

For the first time since the start of the coronavirus in early March, the Western Park lights were lit up once again as the Warragul Industrials Football Club returned to sanctioned training last week. With a 5:45pm start, players and

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Book club celebrate their 20th year together

Love of books, travel and socialising bond the Bull Swampers Book Club now celebrating its 20th year.  Amongst its members are (from left) Angela Stewart, Mary Howlett, Anita Coonan, Carmel Oldham, Fiona Jackson, Milton Keeble and Julie Keeble.

Reading may be considered an individual activity but not for the Bull Swampers Book Club. Love of books, travel and socialising bond this book club currently celebrating its 20th year. Founding member Julie Keeble said the club currently has 12

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Call for more basketball courts in Warragul

Community assets director Cohen Van der Velde said that without a rate rise, a million dollars in revenue would be lost in the budget.

With government funding on the table for sports infrastructure, the Warragul and District Amateur Basketball Association has renewed calls for more courts in Warragul. The association has been crying out for additional courts for several years, with player numbers far

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Drouin break drought with back to back flags in 1991-92

Coach Steve Hodge holds the premiership cup aloft after winning their second straight flag in 1992.

When Steve Hodge visited a house in Drouin during late 1989, he went in under the idea that he might continue his playing career at Drouin with the opportunity to become an assistant coach. By the end of the night,

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Clubs get back on track as football training resumes

The West Gippsland, Gippsland and Mid Gippsland football leagues all cancelled their senior seasons this week, with Ellinbank set to officially cancel their own on July 1 as well.

For the first time since early March, players have descended upon football fields as sanctioned training restrictions were relaxed last night. Despite the easing, some teams continued to take a wary approach, holding out until committee members and volunteers were

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Pattie, Papley reflect on 2012 Bunyip premiership triumph

Cal Pattie alongside Tom Papley after winning the 2012 EDFL premiership together at Bunyip.

The rivalry between Bunyip and Garfield has been well documented over the years. Since last facing each other in a Grand Final in 1939, the two towns had gone 72 years without meeting in another. In 2012, that all changed.

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Mark to Michigan after accepting scholarship to punt at college

Mark Vassett alongside former NFL punter Shayne Graham while training as a punter.

If you wanted to travel from the Ellinbank Recreation Reserve to Michigan State University, it would take you a little over 20 hours and see you cover almost 16,000km. That’s the journey Warragul local Mark Vassett will make in January,

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Warragul swimmers adapt to online training sessions

Dan O'Shea has been running some online training sessions for the swim club from his own home during the coronavirus shut down period.

Adapting to the ‘new normal’ is just a way of life at the moment as the coronavirus continues to force sporting clubs to change the way they interact, and it’s been no different at the Warragul Swimming Club. With sessions

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A decade of dominance for Neerim’s netball stars

A Grade netball coach Harry Wood stands with Jenny Muir (left) and Vicky Ballantyne (best and fairest winner) during one of the six consecutive flags for the township.

In the sporting world, the word ‘dynasty’ is thrown around more often than not when a team wins two, or even three titles in a row. So, finding a word to describe the Neerim South A Grade netball side that

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Mike Santo returns to the Warriors for upcoming season

Mike Santo will again lead the Warriors for the upcoming Gippsland CBL season, looking to make it back to back titles.

The Warragul Warriors have announced that Mike Santo will be returning to the CBL side, named the head coach once again for the 2020/21 CBL season. Santo said that it wasn’t a completely cut and dry decision, but ultimately, he

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