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Wednesday, August 5, 2020


MITCHELL: New lights at Broadford

The Broadford sporting community was looking forward to officially ‘flicking the switch’ on four newly installed 30-metre high light towers at Harley Hammond Reserve Oval this month. Due to the new Stay at Home restrictions, this has been delayed to a later date. Each tower houses four LED lamps that can be set to 50

OUTER EAST: 2020 footy cancelled

The AFL Outer East Commission has ratified a decision to cancel Senior, Reserve and Veterans football for Season 2020. A tightening of protocols made returning in 2020 unfeasible and unsustainable for Senior clubs, said Tony Mitchell, Chair of AFL Outer East. “We have exhausted every possible avenue, including the implementation of alternative competition models,” Mr

Alex. golf course closes

All Alexandra Golf Club competitions have been suspended. “The course will be closed to everyone until further notice,” said Wayne Haggis, Club President, on Friday (Mar. 27). “This a directive received this morning from Murrindindi Shire Council. They have requested that all residents abide by the general advice provided for people to stay at home

No NFNL games, training until May at earliest

The Northern Football Netball League has joined with under senior metropolitan leagues to postpone all community senior and junior football and winter-season netball competitions until the weekend of Saturday, May 2. The NFNL said this was a “collective decision” of the the NFNL, EDFL, EFNL, SFNL, VAFA and WRFL. “All Leagues agreed to suspend practice

No local footy, netball until June (at the very earliest)

The AFL Outer East season has been postponed until May 31. This affects football and netball teams including Division 2 which comprises Alexandra, Broadford, Kinglake, Powelltown, Thornton-Eildon, Warburton-Millgrove, Yarra Glen, Yarra Junction and Yea. All AFL Outer East events have been suspended effective immediately All Club activity (practice matches, training, Auskick/Net Set Go, events/functions, school

Alex. Races cancelled

Country Racing authorities have cancelled the remainder of the picnic racing season, which means that this Saturday’s Alexandra Race Club meeting (Mar. 21) will bot go ahead. Alexandra Race Club President Mr Chris Walsh says this afternoon’s decision affects all picinc racing across Victoria, including clubs such as Mansfield and Alexandra. Mr Walsh said that

Tallarook grabs A-Grade premiership

Yea’s hopes of taking an A-Grade premiership were dashed on Sunday (Mar. 15) in a two-day Grand Final against Tallarook. The ‘Rook team batted 9/197 (cc) on Saturday, and the Tigers could only accumulate 136 runs on the second day. Tallarook 9/197(cc) L Marshall 62 K Winnell 50 B Cooney 26 M Steiner 3/35 A

Yea Tigers to play Tallarook in Grand Final

Yea hosted Broadford in a cut-throat semi- final over the weekend. Yea won the toss and elected to bowl. Broadford looked settled early before Steiner dismissed Hobba caught at backward square. This started a small run for Yea taking early wickets seeing Broadford 4/38. Mills strode to the wicket in a attacking fashion but adventually

Busy weekend of local sport

The Local Paper this week has extensive coverage of local sport including bowls, cricket, football, netball, horse racing, golf, shooting and cycling. There are details of the combined Lions-Rotary Golf Day to be held at Whittlesea, a two-page photo spread from the Alexandra Races, and photos from the ‘Valley Vicious event at Healesville. Pick-up your

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