Pain for Bloods

Yarragon’s Sam Mattheson looks to win possession during the reserves match against Mirboo North.

Football is painful at times and there was plenty of pain being felt at Trafalgar on Saturday. One measly behind and a meagre two percentage points have cost the Bloods a spot in the Mid Gippsland league finals that begin

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Colts into grand final

Shanara Notman attempts the bump on Trafalgar’s Kirra Gill.

The Warragul Colts Youth Girls have won through to the Central Gippsland Junior Football League Youth Girls grand final, defeating Trafalgar in the preliminary final. The Colts finished fourth in the competition and travelled to Trafalgar full of confidence in

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Girls footy showdown

Moriah Lambie of the Colts gets the tackle on Lucinda Strong.

Local Youth Girls teams have qualified for Central Gippsland Junior league finals, with Warragul Colts’ victory over Newborough Red setting up a preliminary final showdown with Trafalgar. The Colts were coming off a loss from last week and were keen

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Thousands commemorate Anzac Day

Wearing medals with pride at the Drouin Anzac Day service are (from left) Russell and Irene Dawson, and Frank Grant.

Wet and windy weather did not deter thousands of people from commemorating Anzac Day throughout West Gippsland on Tuesday. In Warragul more than 1000 people attended a wet dawn service and hundreds also attended the morning service. RSL president Noel

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Gust tornado hits Trafalgar

A “gust tornado” ripped down the façade of the old Vic Jeans & Son building, now a memorabilia store, and left a trail of rubble across Waterloo Road in Trafalgar on Saturday afternoon.

A strong gust of wind, described by witnesses as a “mini tornado” hit Trafalgar late Saturday afternoon, ripping down the façade of a Waterloo Rd building. The intense burst of wind at about 5.30pm appeared to rip through the Waterloo

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Girls make mark

Trafalgar Junior Football Club will debut in the new CGJFL youth girls competition this year: (back, from left) Ayla Dwyer, Darcy Gillies, Alex Hopkins, Kaitlyn Ferguson, Meg Findlay, Maycie King, Zoe Arnold, Nicole Faltum, Winsome Sheehy, Kirra Gill, Maddison Gray; (centre) team manager Michelle Robertson, Haylee Bills, Zoe Varsaci, Abbey Sneddon, Renee Faltum, Tess Sneddon, Mikki Tullett, coach Tracey O’Brien; (front) Tahlia Vosper, Matilda Matthews, Portia Bell and Jade Boyle.

Trafalgar Junior Football Club will expand its team list this year, with a youth girls team set to take the field in the new Central Gippsland Junior Football League competition. Coach Tracey O’Brien has embraced the challenge and taken on

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Strong win nets Balfour trophy

David Balfour with the Balfour Trophy in the Hill End clubrooms after the club’s win against Trafalgar on Saturday. The Hill End and Trafalgar senior teams play for the trophy each time they meet.

The Balfour Trophy returned to Hill End Football Netball Club for the first time in 12 years on Saturday, after the Hill End senior side beat Trafalgar. A big crowd was on hand to witness Hill End win by 21

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Record for Chris

Trafalgar’s Chris De Haas pictured with his children Hudson and Isabella before running out for his 331st senior game, a club record.

Trafalgar’s Chris DeHaas broke the club record of 330 senior games on Saturday playing against Mirboo North. The record was previously held by Brian Sim who established it in 1999. Chris joined the club as a junior and played his

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Artist enjoys residency in Trafalgar

Artist in residence Christine McFetridge is thoroughly enjoying her time in Trafalgar.

Photographer and writer Christine McFetridge will conclude her visit to Trafalgar this month with a photographic exhibition at the Railway Gallery. Visiting Trafalgar as part of Creative Gippsland’s artist in residence program, Christine said she was thoroughly enjoying the experience.

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Jemma jumps to number 12 ranking

A trip to Adelaide for the Australian Grasscourts Championships invitational will be the beginning of many interstate tournaments for talented local tennis player Jemma Ashe. 

Trafalgar tennis player Jemma Ashe is busily preparing for the Australian Grasscourts championships to be held in Adelaide during Easter. Having won selection to the invitational event through her involvement in Tennis Victoria’s player support program, Jemma is one of

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