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FORMER AFL star Simon Black
will be a guest speaker at the sea-
son launch of the Korumburra-Be-
na Football Netball Club.
Black is one of the most dis-
tinguished AFL players, playing
322 games for the Brisbane Lions
across 16 seasons.
Regarded as one of the best
midfielders of the modern era, he
played in the Lions three-peat of
premierships from 2001-2003.
As an All-Australian and former
captain of the Lions, Black knows
what it takes to succeed in both
sport and life, and will no doubt
share his great knowledge and ex-
perience on the night.
Joining Black on the night will be
former Carlton premiership player
David Rhys- Jones and comedian
Known for his toughness during
his playing days, Rhys- Jones won
the Norm Smith medal in the 1987
Grand Final win against Hawthorn
and played 182 games for Carlton
and South Melbourne.
He has continued his involvement
post footy with coaching gigs and
Dowling spent the early years of
his career as a news and current af-
fairs reporter and has since carved
out a career headlining at Austra-
lia’s premier comedy clubs.
He performed his own sold out
comedy sketch show at The Mel-
bourne International Comedy Festi-
val and combined his comedic and
television skills when he worked
for two years writing and directing
sketches for the AFL Footy Show.
The season launch will be the Gi-
ants’ first major function for the
year and everyone is welcome.
Tickets are $30 per head which
includes supper and entertain-
ment, and under 18s are $20 a
AFL legend helps
Giants launch season
Three-time premiership player
and Brownlow medallist Simon
Black will be a guest speaker at
the season launch of the Korum-
burra-Bena Football Netball Club
on Saturday, March 18.
THE Inverloch-Kongwak Football
Netball Club is the next local club
to embrace girls footy, with the club
eager to field a Youth Girls team in
The Sea Eagles are calling on all
girls aged 13 to 18 to give footy a
go, starting with the first training
session on Wednesday, March 8 at
the Inverloch Recreation Reserve
Organiser Mark Lindsay is ex-
cited by the prospects of a new
girls’ team, which will play in the
Southern Gippsland Youth Girls,
predominantly on Sundays.
“We want not only players, we
want volunteers and interested
people to come forward if they want
to help with coaching and on the
sidelines,” he said.
“There’s a serious pathway now
for girls so it’s not just a matter of
playing and then stopping.
“The girls now have the oppor-
tunity to continue to play as you
can see from the amazing success
of the first couple of weeks of the
“There’s a huge opportunity lo -
cally to play and develop skills.”
Players of all abilities are invited
to come along to training sessions,
and no equipment or specific cloth-
ing is required, just bring some
The Sea Eagles also encourage
girls under the age of 13 to join
the under 10 and under 12 sides,
which also play on Sundays.
Sea Eagles set to
introduce girls footy
Evie and Ella are excited to pull on the Inverloch-Kongwak jumper
when the Sea Eagles start a Youth Girls footy team in 2017. The club
is calling on all girls aged 13 to 18 to attend the first training session
on Wednesday March 8.
THE Bass Coast Barracudas held a high-
ly successful Twilight Triathlon at Inver-
loch last Saturday including a 500 metre
swim, a 25km ride and 5km run.
Around 70 participants assembled for
the start of the swim at the Inverloch Boat
Ramp shortly after 4.30pm and with a
friendly following tide, warm water and
ideal weather; the race could not have
started out better.
Aiden Rich was first into the transition
area for the change to the bike but Jonney
Yeates, sporting his GBR tri suit wasn’t far
behind and after stripping off his wetsuit
in super-fast time, he was first out on the
Rich came back at him again as the rid-
ers used the tail wind out to Cape Patter-
son to recover and then worked their way
back up into a head wind on the way home.
Again Rich was first out on the run but
Yeates surged back into the lead and came
home a clear winner after the 5km run out
and back along the Inverloch foreshore.
Third in was local tri competitor Matt Sul-
The women also had a ding dong battle
with strong swimmer Kathryn Henderson
leading the girls out of the water but closely
followed out on the bike by Hillary Meyer,
with Brittany Campbell some way back in
Henderson was still leading into the run
but it was here that both Meyer and Camp-
bell made up ground with Meyer coming
home the best to take first, and Campbell
cutting the big deficit to Henderson to take
Lots of local BC Barracudas did well in
the event as too did Latrobe Valley Triath-
lon Club members who again supported
the Inverloch event in big numbers.
As well as BC Barracudas’ officials, the
event was supported by local bike riding
groups and the Inverloch SLSC which pa-
trolled the water and supported competi-
tors at the changeovers.
Former Great Britain triathlete, Jonney Yeates, was first home in
the Bass Coast Barracudas’ annual twilight triathlon in Inverloch
last Saturday afternoon. m500917
Among the local competitors who performed well in the Bass Coast Barracudas’ annual twilight triathlon in
Inverloch last Saturday were, from left, Rhett McLennan, Thierry Rolland, Rod McCall, Matt Sullivan (third),
Damien King and from Phillip Island Kris Harris. m510917
On the podium for the women in Bass Coast Barracudas’ annual
twilight triathlon in Inverloch last Saturday were, from left, Kath-
ryn Henderson (3rd), Hillary Meyer (1st) and Brittany Campbell
Stalwart of the Bass Coast Barracudas’ annual twilight triathlon,
Deb Rielly, gives competitors their instructions at the start last
Inverloch’s Thierry Rolland was one of the first into the transi-
tion stage from bike to run. m550917
Superb conditions, great
support for Inverloch’s triathlon
Eventual winner Hillary Meyer gives
chase at the start of the run leg in the
twilight triathlon at Inverloch last Satur-
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