Thursday, June 8, 2023



Paul Kelly concert to help the Red Centre warm up this October: Kirby

Legendary music icon Paul Kelly is heading to Alice Springs this October to headline an exciting new event, The Warm-Up ... His performance will complete a program of activity for The Warm-Up, which will celebrate one-year-out from the return of the 2024 Alice Springs Masters Games.

Wattles Warriors taste success on Granite Belt

Glyn Rees. The Wattles Junior Warriors enjoyed a great day of undefeated junior rugby league in superb weather last Saturday in Stanthorpe contesting Round 7 Warwick & District Junior Rugby League fixtures against the Stanthorpe junior Gremlins. Willett Electrical Under 7 - Wattles Under 7’s excelled against the Gremlins proving way too strong across the field in attack and defence as they dominated the game.

‘The Winning Formula for Regional Victoria’ – How the 2026 Commonwealth Games can benefit all of regional Victoria

Regional Cities Victoria (RCV) launches ‘The Winning Formula for Regional Victoria’, a document outlining the group’s priorities to ensure a lasting legacy is created for the whole of regional Victoria as part of the 2026 Commonwealth Games ... The Winning Formula for Regional Victoria examines six key areas with recommendations that will ensure a lasting legacy for every regional city beyond the event period and across the whole state, not just for the five cities hosting events...

Combined schools cross country

The claypan flat at Yeovil was the place to be on a typical Wilcannia autumn day, giving the students and staff from Wilcannia Central School and St Therese’s School a perfect setting for the first combined schools cross country event ... Primary kids only had to run 1k, secondary had a 4k slog, well most of them did.

Grafton girl’s Royal ambitions come true

As she prepares to head overseas to represent her country as the newly crowned 2023 Rodeo Queen of Australia, Grafton resident Jessica Hicks, reveals it all still feels like a dream ... Ms Hicks will travel to Canada and the USA next month ... representing Australia alongside other rodeo queens from around the world at the Calgary Stampede and then following up events in Dallas, Texas over a fiveweek period.

Young guns hot on the heels of Australia’s elite riders

When we look at the Australian teams competing for us at the Olympics and world championships, older riders feature prominently. Fair enough, because with age comes experience, but times are changing and many other country’s Olympic teams are far younger than ours ... in all Olympic disciplines, there is beginning to be a changing of the guard.

Softball fever rolls into Tennant Creek

Pam Dillon. Students from schools across the Central Barkly Region converged into Tennant Creek for the annual Softball Inter-school Cup Championship. The girls aged from 10 to 15 enjoyed learning and developing their softball skills through skills sessions and playing games against each other.

Rockhampton to host Queensland Country Rugby Union Championships

Queensland Country Rugby Union have announced that the 2023 Queensland Country Rugby Union Championships will be hosted at Victoria Park in Rockhampton, proudly sponsored by Rockhampton Regional Council. The event is expected to attract between 700-800 players and their families at the end of June this year and will be held in Rockhampton again in 2024.

Young guns test new trails

Local mountain bike racers raced against the clock for the first time on the new trials on Playles Hill on Sunday and displayed their skills in a series of events. The Albury-Wodonga Mountain Bike Club was on hand to run the fun, timed events for junior riders of all skill levels to test their agility and consistency on the new trails.

Strong’s golden run

Lockhart's Jackson Strong became the most dominant rider in Moto X Best Trick History after winning at the X Games at Chiba, Japan, last month ... "Everyone’s been riding amazing tonight. I’m glad I was able to get the trick I’ve been practising...": Jackson Strong.

Sasha writes herself into the record books

Peter Argent. West Coast Fever goal attack Sasha Glasgow has written herself into the Suncorp Netball Super League record books. Glasgow, of Moonta Bay, produced a league-best performance against the Queensland Firebirds on Sunday, May 21. After a week off with Covid, Glasgow and goal shooter Jhaniele Fowler created a new record for goals scored by any team in the 97-63 win.

Riders head to Naracoorte in record numbers for horse trials

It was a record year for Naracoorte Horse trials with 244 entries that saw riders from Victoria and Tasmania joining the South Australians. It’s the only event in the world that has run consecutively for 49 years on the same property with the same landowners and is a real favourite with young riders and young horses.

It’s that lovely time of year when the foals come out to play

Autumn is the time of year that breeders start bringing in the foals born last season and assessing the development of those from the previous year. Foal shows provide an opportunity to not only give the youngsters some ring experience, but for the humans to meet up and have a natter as well.

Speedway to success

Not every teenager has something in common with their parent, but young Maldon local Anthony Hanson shares a passion for speedway racing with his dad, Marc. Now, after 23 years of racing himself, Marc is stepping aside to support 17-year-old Anthony pursue his dream to become a professional racer.

Down the middle?

On Wednesday thirteen ladies contested the second round of the Donald Golf Club Championship, sponsored by Love Shack Gifts ... “Grant me the serenity to accept the shots I miss, the courage to try again and the wisdom not to throw my clubs in the dam.”

Reinsman notches up 1000th winner

Narrandera reinsman Blake Jones has been a dominant force in the Riverina for quite some time and in the final race at Wagga last week the talented horseman achieved a significant goal in his driving career. Jones brought up his 1000th winner aboard the Bernie Kelly-trained Waratah Lou.

It’s game on at the shire’s sports and recreation reserves

Planned sporting facility upgrades at the Bill Woodfull Recreation Reserve in Maldon are one step closer following a recent meeting of Mount Alexander Shire Councillors. On Tuesday 16 May, Councillors unanimously voted to award a contract for the construction of a new all gender pavilion at the reserve to local builder BLR Provincial Pty Ltd.

McDonald hits straps as a powerboater

Fin Hansen. Austin McDonald has already built consistent form just a few months into his powerboating career. The 26-year-old adrenaline junkie, who lives in Wallaroo, has joined the Australian Formula Powerboat Grand Prix circuit for 2023.

Gentle art of the plough lives on through heritage enthusiasts

Tractors with GPS guidance are now used to run straight furrows in paddocks but in the past, great horses were guided by men with kind and gentle hands to create beautiful plots. This farming heritage is remembered and kept alive every year by ploughing events across the country but the most prestigious of them all is the Golden Plough Championship in NSW, which has been fiercely contested every year since it was first held in 1976.

Dancer takes aim at state titles

Continuing her good form, Sarah Jarvis recently wrapped up her metropolitan solo campaign at the 2023 Calisthenics State Championships at The Besen Centre in Burwood. This was her fifth and final competition in the 17 Years Open Reserve Division, against dancers from all around Victoria.

Denmark’s World Cup game plan

Denmark aims to gain international tourism exposure by luring the Danish women’s soccer team to the town before the FIFA Women’s World Cup in July and August. The FIFA Women’s World Cup will be held in Australia and New Zealand with two of three group stage matches in Perth/Boorloo.

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