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NETBALL REGISTRATION and
afternoon for LDNA 2016 season on
Friday, February 24
between 4pm - 6pm at
Leongatha Netball Club Rooms
All welcome, juniors from age 8 and above
(under 11 age section) to age 17 and under,
and senior sections A, B & C.
Boys are welcome up to the age of 17.
New players welcome.
For inquiries and further information
Angelique Dunlevie 0438 166 124
St Laurence Netball Club
St Laurence Netball Club invites you to our
15 & under and 13 & under
Wednesday, February 22, 4.30pm
Inquiries Jenny McRae 0439 749 272.
INVERLOCH’S 16 year-old tennis player
Jack Clements recently won singles in the
Victorian Grasscourt Championships Gold
18 & Under event at Geelong.
Jack’s Australian Men’s open ranking has
improved over 200 positions in the past year.
His current ranking is an impressive 186 in
Australia, only 185 positions behind Austra-
lia’s number one player Nick Kyrgios.
He is ranked 16th in Australia for his age.
• Allambee Mirboo & district tennis
WEATHER wise, it was a good day for tennis.
Disappointing that there was a forfeit in Section
1 with Inverloch not able to field a team.
Leongatha v Leongatha North was a close
match with Leongatha North coming out the
winners by four games. Leongatha won five sets
though. Well done to Elise Dowling and Will
Littlejohn for winning their mixed set.
Outtrim were big winners over Korumburra
in Section 2. Outtrim have almost settled
their spot in the four in this section. Hallston
had hopes, but it seems the chance may have
slipped away this season. Koonwarra v Baromi
went Baromi’s way by seven games. There were
three tiebreakers meaning that it was another
Berry’s Creek had a win over Leongatha Gold.
Well done to the younger Gold team for win-
ning two sets. Berry’s Creek is well on top of the
ladder now. Hallston won against Leongatha
Green. Three tiebreakers in this match also.
The competition is very close in this section.
Tiebreakers each week in most matches.
The Parrots were the winners over Eagles in
Section 3. Alicia and Luke Marshman played in
opposing teams. Luke took the points over his
sister this week. The Hawks won against Mar-
dan. Well done to all players doing their bit in
the side. Well done to Jo Eady, getting herself
together and helping out winning her three sets.
SECTION 1: Leongatha North 4.57 defeated
Leongatha 5.53, Phillip Island v Inverloch For-
feit, Koonwarra bye.
Ladder: Phillip Island 120.5, Inverloch 106.5,
Leongatha North 73, Koonwarra 69, Leongatha
SECTION 2: Outtrim 9.72 defeated Korum-
burra 0.30, Hallston 5.62 defeated Leongatha
Green 4.58, Baromi 5.61 defeated Koonwarra
4.54, Berry’s Creek 7.67 defeated Leongatha
Ladder: Berry’s Creek 129.5, Baromi 116.5,
Koonwarra 114, Outtrim 111, Hallston 102.5,
Korumburra 44, Leongatha Gold 43.5, Leon-
gatha Green 34.5.
SECTION 3: Leongatha Parrots 6.47 defeated
Leongatha Eagles 1.19, Leongatha Hawks 5.44
defeated 2.30, Baromi Bye.
Ladder: Leongatha Parrots 90.5, Baromi 82*,
Mardan 68, Leongatha Hawks 56.5, Leongatha
* Ladders not complete.
All players, please let your team know if you
are not able to play. Country Week is on again
this week. Good tennis to be had by all who go
and good fun also. Enjoy the week!
• Wonthaggi Table Tennis
BRUCE Harmer, the juniors coach at Wonthaggi
Table Tennis Association, is planning on a different
format for the B Grade competition this season.
Even advanced junior players will be invited to
compete in a stronger and better grade that should
bridge the gap between B Grade and A Reserve.
The Wonthaggi association has long been
known for promoting talented junior players
and has had juniors competing in national
events for a long time.
However, this is not the aim of all juniors
who may just want to learn to play the game
to a high standard. This season will be a good
chance to have a go.
The opportunity for playing for the club oc-
curs every June at the Victorian Country Week
Championships, and almost half of the regis-
tered players at Wonthaggi travel to compete
in three exciting days of team and individual
events at Bendigo.
Last year three players aged from 10 to 12
years of age brought home a shield, undefeated
in every match.
Jack Duff was equal leading player in his
grade over the three days.
His brother Max came home with two well-
earned medals and other junior players were
also successful medal winners.
There is no junior grade at the Country
Championships and they must be prepared to
compete against adults.
Wonthaggi’s senior players were also success-
ful in higher grades against very tough competi-
tion from around Victoria.
In table tennis clubs state wide there is a
shortage of girls. Wonthaggi Table Tennis will
give a warm welcome to any girl who wishes to
compete against the boys and show them that
girls are just as good!
Players can start at seven to eight years of
age. Juniors who can show a reasonable knowl-
edge and competency of the game can compete
in this season’s new format B Grade up to 15
years of age.
Advanced junior players are also eligible to
compete in A Reserve which is happy to welcome
new players of any age for the coming season.
There will be a warm welcome for new play-
ers who wish to compete in A Grade, which
commences on March 1, and is having practice
nights on Wednesdays from 7pm.
All matches are played at Wonthaggi Table
Tennis Centre in Korumburra Road (next to the
Phone Bruce on 5672 2130 or Nancy on 5674
4628 for further information on the new sea-
son, or about our social table tennis mornings
Section 2 Doubles
Trafalgar Tigers 5-40 def. Hallora 4–33, Buln
Buln 4-44 def Warragul 5-40, Neerim District
8-53 def Drouin 1-29, Poowong 7–49 def Tra-
falgar Lions 2-21.
Ladder: Hallora 96 141.06, Trafalgar Tigers 90
132.69, Warragul 90 126.72, Neerim District 86
134.77, Poowong 84 121.77, Drouin 59 88.89,
Trafalgar Lions 39 59.21, Buln Buln 28 43.47.
THE social soccer program Summer Sevens is
in full swing in Wonthaggi.
The six-week program provides current players
across South Gippsland a chance to get ready for
the winter season and it is also a great environ-
ment for those wanting to try a new sport before
committing to a full season.
With three weeks left you can still get involved.
It is a fun, social seven a-side kick around which
is an initiative of Football Federation Victoria (FFV)
and supported by the Gippsland Soccer League.
Summer Sevens involves seven players on each
team on a modified, smaller pitch.
The program is being run in Wonthaggi on Mon-
day nights from 5.30pm until March 6.
Players must be between ages 10 and 15 for girls
and 13 and 15 for boys. The cost is $5 per player
GippSport program coordinator Gene Parini be-
lieves it’s a great way for new and current players
to come together and play in an informal setting.
“Different teams are put together each week so
players are getting to play with different players
from varied towns each week.
“We have girls’ and boys’ games running sepa-
rately but will bring both together towards the end
of the program.”
With a large emphasis on fun, fitness and social
benefits that only a team sport can offer, it is suit-
able for players of any skill level.
FFV Gippsland development officer Mark Cas-
sar believes the program is a winner on many
“The format is perfect for those wanting to give
soccer a go for the first time and it also allows
those with experience to hone their skills in a
modified environment. It’s very exciting.”
The program will conclude in March intention-
ally timed to lead into the 2017 winter soccer sea-
“The league in South Gippsland is continually
growing and initiatives like this allow more to get a
taste of the world game,” Mark said.
GippSport is providing support through the
VicHealth Regional Sport Program, as they are
focusing on developing new opportunities to in-
crease the number of people participating in sport
with a particular focus on those currently inactive
or who have low levels of physical activity.
Mr Parini believes the introduction of the Sum-
mer Sevens program is a fantastic initiative and is
encouraging other sports to make contact to get
the support to run similar programs.
To register or to find out more about the pro-
gram contact Gene Parini, email@example.com
or 5674 6004/0428 358 335.
PREPARATIONS are well underway for the start
of the 2017 season for Korumburra City Soccer
Club which will celebrate its 10th anniversary.
Player registrations will be open soon with KCSC
looking to field 10 teams ranging from Under 6s
through to Senior Men and Women.
There will also be a Girls’ Under 15 team carry-
ing on from last year.
KCSC will host a Juniors Come and Try Day in
mid-March for any juniors (ages 4–16) who want
to come down and find out about joining the club.
There will also be a Senior Meet the Coaches Func-
tion on the evening of March 18.
Rory Cull (senior men), Lucy Macpherson (se-
nior women) and Phil Richards (reserves) have all
been confirmed to carry on coaching their respec-
tive teams, while in the junior teams there is a mix-
ture of coaches carrying on from last season and
some new coaches.
Club coaching coordinator is Tony Gardner.
“As a club we are looking at training our coaches
in line with FFV’s curriculum and this will im-
prove the standard of coaching throughout the
club,” Tony said.
“We currently have three coaching courses com-
ing up over the next few weeks and the majority of
our coaches will attend at least one of these.”
Club secretary Simon Brady said the club has
been working hard behind the scenes on fundrais-
ing opportunities and grant applications.
“We’ve been successful with receiving funding
from the South Gippsland Shire which will en-
able the club, along with the Recreation Reserve
Committee, to redevelop our aging change room
“This will provide the club with three change
rooms – male, female and away, rather than the
existing single change room.”
The Social Committee has also been busy plan-
ning a series of events for the coming months,
with the first being an Under 13s disco on Friday,
March 18 from 6 to 7.30pm.
“Social events throughout the year are very im-
portant for the club, not just for raising funds but
also for building a great atmosphere amongst the
club,” Jess Odgers from the social committee said.
“Everyone should keep an eye out for our up-
“Also planned is our Annual Ball, Trivia Night
and various family functions.”
Anyone interested in playing for KCSC, whether
as a junior or senior should keep an eye on our
club Facebook page or email the club at korum-
firstname.lastname@example.org for more in-
Looking for new junior players
Leongatha North win a thriller
Ryan O’Meara, left, and Inverloch’s Jack Clements at the recent tournament in Gee -
long where Jack had further success.
Jack in top 200
Korumburra City set for 10th year
Boys and girls from the first weeks of Summer Sevens have been enjoying the social
Summer Sevens kicks off
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