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THE St Kilda Football Club was in town on Fri-
day and loyal supporter Jessie Macaulay was as
eager as anyone to meet some of the players at an
official function at the Wonthaggi Club.
And there was no player who received more at-
tention from the Wonthaggi resident than exciting
forward Josh Bruce, who called Jessie to wish her
a happy 100th birthday back in August.
Jessie was thrilled to meet her new favourite
player in person on Friday night.
“He’s my number one pin-up now,” Jessie said.
“I used to say I’d like Nick Riewoldt’s boots un-
der my bed, but I think he’s too busy now with his
own wife, so I’ve got Josh now.”
Jessie was at the MCG for St Kilda’s last pre-
miership triumph as a 50 year-old in 1966, when
the Saints overcame Collingwood by a point.
She still has fond memories of the day.
“In those days, we were able to bring our drink
in so we thought that we were going to win so we
were all prepared with our champagne and our
glasses,” she said.
“My husband Fred was a St Kilda man. I didn’t
see him because my friend and I were in the mem-
“I wasn’t a Saints supporter until I met Fred. He
supported them because he lived in St Kilda and
he had a couple of games with St Kilda, but he was
a commercial traveller so he couldn’t train.
“The night that they won he was in a bad state by
the time he got home.”
Jessie still watches the Saints every week on
TV and holds hope of seeing another premiership
soon. Fourteen players visited the region as part of
the AFL Community Camp, with midfielder Jack
Steven, ruckman Tom Hickey and big man Jake
Carlisle amongst the players involved.
The Saints visited Foster on Friday for a Super-
clinic with primary school students from the area,
before autograph sessions at Alex Scott and Staff
at Inverloch and Wonthaggi and an official function
at the Wonthaggi Club on Friday night.
The Saints returned to Foster on Saturday for
a junior registration day, a training session with
local Thirds and Fourths players, a coaching
seminar and a training session with the Southern
Gippsland McDonalds Junior Academy.
100-year young St Kilda fanatic Jessie Macaulay was over the moon to meet her favourite
player Josh Bruce at the Wonthaggi Club on Friday night. Josh called Jessie to wish her a hap-
py 100th birthday in August and Jessie relished the chance to meet him in person. rg150817
Wonthaggi’s Harper Lenny Pallot and Harvey Smith were named after St Kilda legends
Lenny Hayes and Robert Harvey. The pair were happy to meet Saints Tim Membrey, Ray
Connellan and Josh Bruce. rg090817
Huge St Kilda fan Shane Rout was thrilled
to meet Saints Tim Membrey, Ray Connellan
and Josh Bruce. rg110817
Long-serving Saints fan meets her hero
St Kilda big man Jake Carlisle and young gun Jimmy Webster put Inverloch’s Archie
O’Neill through his paces at South Gippsland McDonald’s Junior Academy training session
at Foster on Saturday.
THE Dalyston Youth Girls footy team is
preparing for 2017 with preseason training
kicking off recently.
In its third year, the team has a new coach
Steve Kenny, who is an experienced senior
footballer with Vermont and Aquinas Ama-
Now retired from footy, Steve operates
Old School Personal Training and is look-
ing forward to the new role.
“I am trying to build a culture where ev-
eryone feels welcome and gets a go,” Steve
“I am looking to develop the girls’ footy
skills and have fun doing it. ”
With the launch of the AFL Women’s
league and promotion of the women’s game,
now is a great time to give footy a go.
Training is held at 4.30pm on Wednesday
nights at the Dalyston Recreation Reserve
and all new players are welcome.
No experience is required and uniform
will be provided, but you must be aged 13-
For more info, contact Steve on 0418 512
New coach Steve Kenny and Dalyston Youth Girls footy players with their new training
tops donated by Magic Lands Rubbish Removal.
New coach for Dalyston girls
Book your spot now for Stony Cup
THE Ladbrokes Stony Creek Cup is fast ap-
proaching (Sunday, March 12), and hospitality
packages are selling quickly, so the advice from
the racing club is to get in early.
A popular option among punters this racing
season is the Picnic Pack package where $60
secures entry for two people plus a cool back-
pack with everything you need for a picnic –
cutlery, plates and glasses.
All you need to pack is the food, and the back-
pack is yours to keep for your next trip to the
Another attraction will be the Fashions on
the Field with categories for the Best Dressed
Female, Best Dressed Male and Best Dressed
Influence on Dusk is again supporting the
event with a $1000 voucher the first prize for
Best Dressed Female.
Judy Watt from Influence is also providing
the first prize for the Best Dressed Couple,
which is a night’s accommodation at a luxuri-
ous Inverloch property.
The Best Dressed Male will win a $250 bet-
ting voucher thanks to Ladbrokes.
The track is in perfect condition. The week-
end’s rain will only help preparations, and the
surrounding grounds are also looking ideal.
Following the Cup on March 12, the Stony
Creek Racing Club is also looking forward to
Publicans Day on March 27 with all race meet-
ings sponsored by local hotels and restaurants.
Then mark April 10 on the calendar. It’s
South Gippsland Family Fun Day during the
school holidays with loads to do for the whole
The Picnic Pack will add to the ‘relaxed
A TEAM of six athletes from
Wonthaggi Little Athletics club
ventured to Traralgon on Sun-
day, February 5, to take part in
the Traralgon Little Athletics
All six athletes were successful
on the day, bringing home lots of
They are, from left: Vu Mont-
gomery, Maya Fraser, Kade Rig-
by, Jude Rigby, Ashton Hewitson
and Isaac Shaw.
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