Brett takes aim at SA

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FORMER Kyabram golfer Brett Kel­low, who cut his teeth in the game at Kyabram’s Park­land Golf Club, will cap­tain the Vic­to­rian Men’s Coun­try team in a chal­lenge against a South Aus­tralian Coun­try rep­re­sen­ta­tive side next week.

The now Mooroopna-based golfer has just come off shar­ing a win by the Goul­burn Mur­ray team, which claimed the divi­sion ti­tle at Golf Vic­to­ria’s an­nual Coun­try Week se­ries.

The GM team played a draw against Golf Penin­sula Vic and then went on to beat South West­ern, Bal­larat and West­ern to claim the crown, hav­ing been el­e­vated to the top tier of com­pe­ti­tion af­ter win­ning the divi­sion two ti­tle last year.

Kel­low will have an­other GM player, Co­bram’s Cale Bo­valina, for com­pany in the Vic­to­rian team, which tack­les the Crow Eaters at Mt Gam­bier on Oc­to­ber 20 and 21.

Ky coaches over­looked

KYABRAM Foot­ball Club coaches missed out on a ma­jor award at the an­nual Goul­burn Mur­ray Coaches As­so­ci­a­tion din­ner last week but there were some former Kyabramites among the win­ners.

Paul New­man was nom­i­nated for the Se­nior Coach of the Year award, which was won by Nathalia coach Craig Kel­low on the strength his feat of coach­ing the Mur­ray Foot­ball League Pur­ples to their third suc­ces­sive flag.

Kyabram thirds coach Glenn Hart was nom­i­nated in the Youth Coach of the Year (Un­der 13s to Un­der 18s) cat­e­gory, which was claimed by Co­bram’s Rob Allen.

An­other former Kyabramite, Ben Hearn, was the win­ner of the Ju­nior Coach of the Year (Un­der 12s and be­low age groups) ti­tle for his ef­forts with the Moama ju­niors.

Let there be lights

PRINCESS Park, home of the GVL’s Shep­par­ton Swans, could be stag­ing night games as early as next sea­son.

This is likely to even­tu­ate af­ter a $250,000 fund­ing pack­age from the next round of grants from the Vic­to­rian gov­ern­ment’s Com­mu­nity Sports In­fra­struc­ture Fund.

Swans pres­i­dent Richard Bell said his club was thrilled to ben­e­fit from the fund­ing and would help his club keep pace with other clubs across the re­gion and in the GVL who can stage night games.

Wren wins Rochy B&F

WHEN he de­cided to switch clubs Doug Wren missed out on play­ing in a premier­ship with his old side Tal­ly­ga­roopna this sea­son, but he got some con­so­la­tion by win­ning Rochester Foot­ball Club’s best and fairest award. Run­ner-up was Jack­son McEwan. Sam Fraw­ley took the re­serves award while Andy Hen­der­son claimed the thirds award.

El­lie Cut­triss took off the A grade net­ball award.

All change at Nathalia

THERE has been a chang­ing of the guard at the Nathalia Foot­ball Club.

Former Kyabram player Craig Kel­low has handed the coach­ing reins to one of its own, Phil Car­roll, af­ter one of coun­try foot­ball’s true suc­cess sto­ries.

Af­ter play­ing in the back­end of two of Nathalia’s hat-trick of premier­ship wins in 2005, ’06 and ’07 and again in 2012 Craig re­cently com­pleted an­other hat-trick of premier­ship tri­umphs as coach of the Pur­ples.

The Pur­ples net­ballers have also signed gun former Kyabram net­baller Steph Vick (nee O’Nial) as tech­ni­cal and phys­i­cal ad­vi­sor for next sea­son.

Vick, the wife of former Kyabram premier­ship cap­tain Josh Vick and a dual Well­man Fam­ily Medal­list in the Goul­burn Val­ley League, has some work to do as un­like its foot­ballers its young group of net­ballers failed to win a game this sea­son.

Belinda joins the elite

FORMER Kyabram multi premier­ship net­ball coach Belinda Lees now boasts the se­cond high­est qual­i­fi­ca­tion in the Na­tional Coach Ac­cred­i­ta­tion Fame­work.

Belinda re­cently re­ceived her Elite coach ac­cred­i­ta­tion, with now only High Per­for­mance ac­cred­i­ta­tion rated more sig­nif­i­cant in the net­ball coach­ing field.

Lees spent eight years with Kyabram Foot­ball Club’s A grade net­ballers — seven as their coach — which pro­duced four premier­ship wins.

She is cur­rently work­ing with Vic­to­rian Net­ball League team, Mel­bourne Uni­ver­sity Light­ning.

Har­ris takes Tigers role

Rush­worth Foot­ball Club ex­port Daniel Har­ris will have a role in try­ing to lift the Tigers up the Kyabram Dis­trict Foot­ball League lad­der next sea­son.

Har­ris, a vet­eran of 160 AFL games with North Mel­bourne and Gold Coast Suns, has taken a role as coach­ing ad­vi­sor of the Kyabram Foot­ball League Tigers on a part­time ba­sis.

Trot­ter shows Dy­namic sprint

TA­LENTED Ton­gala-trained trot­ter Dy­namic Legacy put in ar­guably a ca­reer-best run at last Fri­day night’s Bal­larat meet­ing to notch his fourth ca­reer win.

Trained by Michael Watt, the seven-yearold was given the run of the race on the back of the pace­maker, Pretty Lit­tle Lucy, and when reins­man Michael Bell­man ex­tri­cated him into clear run­ning in the home straight he left his ri­vals, in­clud­ing the odds-on favourite, Rose­hill Magic, stand­ing.

He cruised to the line nearly 12 me­tres clear of Rose­hill Magic, with roughie Celtic Rose fill­ing the mi­nor plac­ing.

Dy­namic Legacy’s mile rate of 2.01.8 for the 2200m trip, which in­cluded a 59.3 last half, was a PB.

Dy­namic Legacy is by Gir­garre’s Niota stud stal­lion Great Suc­cess out of the un­raced Safely Kept mare Dy­namic Sen­sa­tion and his grandam is the Romeo Hanover mare Aero­dy­namic, a win­ner of five of only 19 ca­reer starts.

Dy­namic Legacy has now had four wins and eight plac­ings from just the 28 starts with his lat­est ef­fort sug­gest­ing pos­si­bly bet­ter things are in store.

Will finds a way

FORMER Be­nalla star and GVL Mor­ri­son Medal­list Will Martinello has won his se­cond best and fairest for Maribynong Foot­ball Club in the Essendon Dis­trict Foot­ball League.

And foot­ball jour­ney­man Perry Meka, well known in Goul­burn Mur­ray footy cir­cles, has landed the coach­ing job at St Al­bans Foot­ball Club in the West­ern Re­gion Foot­ball League in Mel­bourne’s west­ern sub­urbs.

Tocumwal makes clean break

TOCUMWAL Foot­ball Club will have joint non-play­ing coaches in 2019.

Club stal­warts David Bates and Den­nis Sut­ton are tak­ing the se­nior coach­ing reins from Tim Gar­lick, who has yet to tell the club whether he will stay on as a player.

The duo are keen to in­tro­duce a new cul­ture at the club and do­ing the sim­ple things such as leav­ing the visi­tors change rooms tidy on away games. Not re­ally a big deal but they all add up. In an­other dis­trict coach­ing ap­point­ment Rum­balara Foot­ball Club has reap­pointed Kane Atkin­son for an­other sea­son.

Cricket club ready to launch

KYABRAM Cricket Club’s sea­son launch takes place to­mor­row night.

All play­ers, of­fi­cials, sup­port­ers past play­ers and life mem­bers are in­vited to at­tend the launch, which will in­volve the club’s se­nior and ju­nior play­ers.

The club’s bowl­ing coach, former Aus­tralian quick Ian Callen, will be in at­ten­dance and will help to su­per­vise train­ing, which will kick-off with the ju­niors at 5pm.

Meals and re­fresh­ments will be avail­able.

Goul­burn Mur­ray Golf As­so­ci­a­tion’s Coun­try Week-win­ning team.

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