Avenel continues to do everything it can to put itself in prime position ahead of the Kyabram District League finals, with its 72-point win against Dookie United on Saturday its 11th win on the trot.
Manual watering of Nagambie Recreation Reserve will become a thing of the past after the reserve’s committee along with Strathbogie Shire Council secured additional funding from the Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund for a brand new sprinkler and irrigation system.
With the outcome somewhat predetermined from the outset, it didn’t stop Avenel giving everything it had in its showdown with ladder leader Dookie United on Saturday.
Nagambie threw the race for the Kyabram District League premiership wide open on Saturday, delivering reigning premier Tallygaroopna its first loss since 2017.
Seymour has all but wrapped up its place in the Goulburn Valley League finals series with a comfortable 27-point win over Mooroopna at Kings Park in the penultimate round of the home-and-away season on Saturday.
After taking out Avenel’s Under-17 best and fairest title last season, Sarah Nipperess has seen her star rise straight into the Swans’ A-grade midcourt this year.
With a Goulburn Valley League finals berth already in the bag, Seymour continued to fine tune its preparations ahead of September, pipping Shepparton by two goals at Kings Park on Saturday.
Seymour’s Youth Girls’ first ever season has come to a close after losing their semi-final clash against Benalla by 36 points on Sunday.
For Nagambie’s Bianca Willis, the decision to make a major comeback from injury was never really in doubt.
After several meetings were transferred from Seymour Racing Club in recent months, residents are being encouraged to pull out their fascinators and dress to the nines when horse racing returns to the area on August 24 for Ladies’ Day.
Seymour’s 29-point loss to Shepparton at Kings Park on Saturday has the Bears returning to the top of the food chain.
The Kyabram District League last week revealed it is in negotiations with its clubs about forming two competitions under the competition’s banner next year.
With two rounds to complete before the grand finals, All Stars will play off in the finals despite a last-round loss to the McBean-led Bulldogs. The Bulldogs’ surprise victory was strongly attributed to the late inclusion of Zaine ‘‘The Hyphen’’ Lewin Hoy for the injured Chris ‘‘The Glazier’’ Conboy. Conboy remains in doubt for selection despite a successful shoulder transplant.
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