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Broadford umpire makes it to the top

By Jackson Russell Broadford’s Justin Barnes has reached the pinnacle of Australian netball umpiring, receiving his All-Australia badge. The badge allows Barnes to umpire netball at Super Netball and international test netball. Barnes worked his way through...

Sports precinct concept design released

MACEDON Ranges Shire Council has released a concept design for the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Complex in New Gisborne and is inviting community feedback. The concept design was released through an online webinar late last...

Magpies re-sign coaches

By Jackson Russell Wallan has begun preparations for the 2021 Riddell District Football Netball League season, re-signing both football and netball senior coaches. After breaking the Magpies’ finals drought and taking the side to a grand...

Vixens debut for Seymour coach

By Jackson Russell Seymour Lions netball coach Elle McDonald made her Super Netball debut earlier this month for Melbourne Vixens in a 68-59 win over the West Coast Fever in Brisbane. McDonald came onto the court...

Sports precinct underway

MACEDON Ranges residents are invited to give feedback on the concept design for the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct. The Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct will be spread across two interconnected sites in New Gisborne,...

First win for Kilmore teen

By ‘Pegs’ KILMORE teenager Jordy Chibnall drove her first winner at Kilmore Trots on Sunday night. Driving in only her fourth race and having her licence for just over a week, the 18-year-old took out the...

Dreams of becoming a race car driver

By Colin MacGillivray WALLAN motorsport phenomenon Cooper Webster is refusing to let the COVID-19 pandemic put the brakes on his dream of an eventual career in Australia’s Supercars Championship. Webster, 17, is on the cusp of...

Power coach departs

By Jackson Russell Laurimar coach Justin Sherman has left the Power to pursue higher levels of coaching after three seasons at the helm. As the Power’s inaugural coach, Sherman guided the club from a 2-14 debut...

Whittlesea retains flag stars

By Jackson Russell With Whittlesea’s return to the Northern Football Netball League’s top-flight competition postponed until 2021, the Eagles have proactively re-signed several 2019 premiership players. Despite the league’s salary cap being slashed in half for...

Motorcycle trailblazer

By Colin MacGillivray Hidden Valley motorcyclist Grace Poutch is refusing to let the COVID-19 pandemic derail her dream of representing her adopted homeland of Australia on the international stage. The Irish-born 37-year-old last week flew to...