Drouin Dragons ready to get back on the pitch in 2020

Drouin Dragons Paris Jessup is just one junior soccer player who will be excited to get back on the pitch on July 19

The Drouin Dragons Soccer Club will participate in the 2020 Gippsland Soccer League after an internal club poll demonstrated a large percentage of players wanting to play soccer in 2020.  The team have also entered an U15s team in the Metro competition. Club

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New bishop of Sale visits Warragul

Greg Bennet visited Warragul this week after he was named the new Bishop of Sale.

Monsignor Greg Bennet made his first visit to Warragul just three days after Pope Francis announced he would be the 10th Bishop of Sale. He will succeed Archbishop Patrick O’Regan who earlier this year was appointed Archbishop of Adelaide. Bishop-Elect

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Mt Baw Baw opens snow season

Mt Baw Baw has opened up to the public after a delayed season start due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Phone calls and accommodation inquiries are increasing as Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort celebrates a late opening of the snow season. Pushed back to June 22, the snow season is now underway with snow making in full swing, lifts spinning

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Nanette Fry named life member at Drouin Croquet Club

Nanette Fry was presented with her life membership recently.

Drouin resident Nanette Fry recently had Life Membership bestowed upon her for her outstanding service over the years to the Drouin Croquet Club. Nanette joined the club in October 1991 and has shown great initiative and dedication to the club

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Brigades left stunned after changes to district boundaries

Fire brigades have been met with changes to boundaries.

Volunteer firefighters from Trafalgar and Westbury brigades have been left stunned after district boundaries were changed without consultation. Latrobe West Fire Brigade in Moe will be transferred to the new Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV) service and is set to take

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2020 senior season cancelled across leagues

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.

Senior football and netball will not be played this season with the four leagues – Mid Gippsland, Gippsland, West Gippsland and Ellinbank and District Leagues deciding to cancel all games. Ellinbank and District will not officially cancel its season until

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Burning off provisions proposed to be amended in bushfire prone areas

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

Open air burning provisions in Baw Baw Shire’s local laws are proposed to be amended to allow “genuine fuel reduction” in bushfire prone areas. However, some councillors are concerned the draft Community Local Laws currently on public exhibition, will mean

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Crime statistics show 7.5% increase

Police have said complacent attitudes when it comes to locking cars and homes have contributed to the increase in crime.

Complacent attitudes towards locking vehicles and homes is being blamed for continued increases in crime statistics across Baw Baw police services area, particularly thefts from cars. Crime Statistics Agency figures released last week showed a 7.5 per cent increase in

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Three flags in four years for top Trafalgar side

Chris Kyriacou with his premiership guernsey and winning medallions.

Country football clubs can provide a lot for their members, supporters and players, but for Chris Kyriacou, it meant a fresh start and a new beginning, one that would lead to three flags in four years and a lifetime of

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Community sport gets green light

Community sport has been given the green light, with one team in Warragul United already providing their position to Football Victoria on season 2020.

Return dates have finally been set for the return of community sport. Premier Daniel Andrews has given the green light for full contact training and competition for people under 18 and non-contact competition for people over the age of 18

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