Trevor had pas­sion for lo­cal sport

Kyabram Free Press - - SPORT -

KYABRAM lost a true sport­ing stal­wart last week with the pass­ing of Trevor Stone.

Trevor had a pas­sion for history and was the author of three pub­li­ca­tions fea­tur­ing lo­cal sport­ing clubs.

With Neil Hind­son he pro­duced the Kyabram Foot­ball Club’s bible, History of Kyabram Foot­ball Club – 1894-1994.

He also put to­gether the Kyabram Dis­trict Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion’s Cel­e­brat­ing a Cen­tury — 1905-2005 to co­in­cide with the centenary cel­e­bra­tions of the now de­funct as­so­ci­a­tion.

And only last year he pro­duced a pub­li­ca­tion to cel­e­brate 50 years of the St Au­gus­tine’s Ju­nior Foot­ball Club.

In re­cent years Trevor was sec­re­tary of the in­au­gu­ral Kyabram Foot­ball Club Hall of Fame com­mit­tee and car­ried out tire­less re­search for that project.

One of Trevor’s sons, Bray­den, said his fa­ther had an un­be­liev­able thirst and pas­sion to record lo­cal sport­ing history and put in hun­dreds of hours re­search­ing and com­pil­ing his­to­ries.

‘‘He was pretty hum­ble about it all and never sought the spot­light but loved what he was do­ing and got a lot of sat­is­fac­tion when it all came to­gether,’’ said Bray­den.

While his forte was ex­plor­ing and record­ing lo­cal sport­ing history he was also a fine crick­eter in his day.

An all-rounder he played with both Lan­caster and Kyabram Cricket Club’s and was a mem­ber of four Kyabram A grade premier­ship sides in the 1970s. He also cap­tained a KDCA side to a drought­break­ing premier­ship tri­umph at the Bendigo Coun­try Week series in 1971. In this pe­riod he was also the ef­fi­cient sec­re­tary of the Kyabram Foot­ball Club.

Trevor’s funeral is be­ing held to­mor­row (Thurs­day) with a ser­vice at St Au­gus­tine’s Church at 2pm, fol­lowed by burial at the Kyabram Ceme­tery and fit­tingly a wake at the Wilf Cox Com­plex at the Kyabram recre­ation re­serve where he spent much of his time over the last half cen­tury.

Pet­tifer pipped at the post

KYABRAM’S Kayne Pet­tifer just missed out on be­ing the first player in Vic­to­rian coun­try leagues to kick 100 goals for the sea­son.

He was beaten to the hon­our by Ash­ley Mu­nari from the Caris­brook Foot­ball Club in the Mary­bor­ough-Castle­maine Foot­ball League.

Mu­nari had 95 goals up in 16 games lead­ing into last Satur­day’s semi-fi­nal against Harcourt and booted six goals in that game to get his cen­tury.

Shepp says hel­mets for all

CRICKET Shep­par­ton has got on the front foot early with a new rule that is to be­come a na­tional rule in the 2019-20 sea­son re­gard­ing the wear­ing of cricket hel­mets.

It has an­nounced the use of hel­mets will be com­pul­sory in all grades of se­nior cricket in its as­so­ci­a­tion this com­ing sea­son.

And the rule will ex­tend to field­ing sides, with wick­et­keep­ers who op­er­ate up on the stumps and field­s­men who take a po­si­tion within five me­tres of the fac­ing bats­man also re­quired to wear hel­mets.

Di­rec­tor of se­nior cricket for Cricket Shep­par­ton Michael Van Dorser said his as­so­ci­a­tion was in­tro­duc­ing the rule a year be­fore it will be­come a na­tional rule in the in­ter­ests of bats­men and field­s­men. He said that while the de­ci­sion had re­ceived a lot of feed­back on so­cial me­dia, much of it neg­a­tive, it had been done with the right in­ten­tion in mind and that is to pro­tect the bats­men and field­s­men at all times.

City to visit coun­try

DIS­TRICT soccer fans got some good news last week with the an­nounce­ment of a part­ner­ship be­tween A League club Mel­bourne City and Greater Shep­par­ton Coun­cil.

The three-year part­ner­ship will see pre­sea­son A League games be­ing played at Shep­par­ton’s McEwen Re­serve.

The first of th­ese games will be staged on Oc­to­ber 12 when Mel­bourne City meets Western City Wan­der­ers.

This date is ex­pected to en­sure a big crowd, as last year a pre sea­son clash be­tween City and Wan­der­ers was in com­pe­ti­tion with Goul­burn, Mur­ray and Kyabram Foot­ball League fi­nals.

Macken­zie is a teen sen­sa­tion

YOUNG Macken­zie Cow­ley con­tin­ues to break records out at Ton­gala.

As it says on page 11, the 14-year-old took out the Un­der 17 Mur­ray League best and fairest award on Sun­day night. He is not due to turn 15 un­til De­cem­ber and surely be­comes the youngest player to win the award.

The ac­co­lade comes after ear­lier in the year he be­came the youngest player to play se­nior foot­ball at Ton­gala.

Leagues stand united

COUN­TRY foot­ball changes are on the agen­das of many leagues at the mo­ment and in the Swan Hill and Kerang ar­eas the move has al­ready been made.

In that re­gion the ma­jor Cen­tral Mur­ray Foot­ball Net­ball League and mi­nor Golden Rivers Foot­ball Net­ball League have united and will be ad­min­is­tered by just one board.

Clubs from both th­ese leagues have sup­ported a Re­view Work­ing Com­mit­tee’s fi­nal rec­om­men­da­tions with the uni­fi­ca­tion of the boards to one gov­er­nance made to al­le­vi­ate du­pli­ca­tion where vol­un­teer num­bers are al­ready di­min­ished.

There will be four-year age gaps be­tween ju­nior age groups but no changes to names of clubs com­pet­ing within each league.

A ser­vice for the late Trevor Stone will be held at St Au­gus­tine’s Church.

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