Region hopeful for new girls league soon

Aspiring footballer Stephanie Morland alongside Warranor president Graeme Carter. Warranor are looking to fill an all girls under 12 side for the new competition.

In recent weeks, AFL Gippsland have been in consultation with junior clubs in the region around starting an under 12 girls football competition. After receiving some positive feedback from four clubs in particular, the wheels were put into motion and

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Football benched in Gippsland due to coronavirus pandemic

Football has been suspended until May as the coronavirus outbreak shuts down all non-essential activities.

Coronavirus (CODIV-19) has put a “STOP” sign in front of the start to Australian Rules football and associated netball competitions in Gippsland until at least May. All senior and junior football leagues, youth girls and women’s competitions are affected. The

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Hallyburton takes victory in first Joustra 100 Handicap

Placegetters in the inaugural Joustra 100 Handicap were Daniel Bishop (left), Graeme Parker, Brenton Jones (fastest time) Jake Hallyburton (winner), Glenn Marriott and Rob Monk.

La Trobe Valley hardman Chris Joustra usually complains at the end of Warragul Cycling club races that they are too short. “Real bike races are at least 100 kilometres long,” he says. The cycling club grew tired of his objections

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Youth worker named citizen of the year

John van der Marel  Neerim Community and District Citizen of the year award 2020 presenter Jim Rae Chairman Australia Day Committee

Almost two decades of outstanding service to Neerim and district youth by John Van der Marel has been recognised with him being named the district’s 2020 citizen of the year. The award was presented during Australia Day celebrations at Neerim

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Annual Warragul pro am contested at the Country Club

Wade Lowrie travelled from Heidleberg to contest the annual pro am in Warragul.

Saturday’s saw the annual Warragul pro-am contested. Perfect scoring conditions saw the many spectators treated to some excellent golf from the 60 plus professionals competing on the first leg of the Gippsland sweep. Full fields teed up for both AM

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Neerim Rodeo another huge success

Local residents L/R - Ella Hurst, Georgie Snell, Jess Gilbertson, Lily Muratore got right into the spirit of the Neerim Rodeo on a perfect day

The Neerim Rodeo was held on Saturday night, with a huge turnout enjoying many different activities throughout the evening. With many events in the ring on offer, outside the complex the patrons could enjoy woodcarving, lawn mower racing, laser skirmish

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Warragul Swimming Club successful at championships

Warragul Swimming Club coach Paul Myers (back left) alongside his team (from left) Anton Risch, Ben Francis, Callum Halloran Lavelle, Coach Andrew Marks, (front left) Izzy Risch, Chelsea Spencer, Jess Emmett, Laticia Tymensen, Mollie Dennis and Mayah Cannon during the state championship swim meet.

Warragul Swimming Club recorded extraordinary results after sending its biggest team in recorded history to the Victorian State Championships. The championships attracted the best swimmers from around Australia as well as teams from New Zealand, Japan and Hong Kong. The

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Tonimbuk Hall reopens early for bushfire affected community

General Manager of Livable Communities Tracy Parker, Deputy President of the Bushfire Recovery Centre Sue McMahon and the Tzuchi Foundations Mei Cockerell gathered on Wednesday to support and speak with one and other as they journey towards getting their community back on it’s feet after the bushfires.

Amidst another bushfire emergency, this time in East Gippsland, the Bushfire Recovery Centre at Tonimbuk Hall reopened early last week to support the community ravaged by bushfire in March. Confronted by images of current harrowing bushfires, for those who faced

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WDCA fall just short in final of Country Week Carnival

Despite falling just short in the final the under 15 WDCA country week side showed some strong skills during their matches, with (back left) assistant coach Charlie Wans, coach Richard Wans, Luke Garner, Kyle Baker, Sam Fusinato, Patrick Ireland, Liam O’Connor, Cater Davis, Tom Wans, team manager Michael Ireland, (front left) James Keogh, Brock Walsh, Patrick Sheehan, Lane Ward,. Cam Caddy and Toby Murfet finishing second at the carnival.

The Warragul and District Cricket Association have fallen short to Sale-Maffra in the final of the Under 15 Country Week tournament in Moe. After setting Warragul 117 for victory on a good wicket, Patrick Ireland and Tom Wans got the

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Wettest year since 2012 for Warragul region

Rainfall was up significantly from last year in the Warragul area.

The Warragul area had its wettest year since 2012 with 972.4mm recorded. While rainfall levels varied across the West Gippsland region, rainfall recorded at the Bureau of Meteorology station at Nilma North indicated total rainfall for 2019 rose significantly from

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