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Hawks to host season opener
Joel Peterson
A SIMPLIFIED Bendigo Football Netball League fixture has been released, continuing the competition’s move away from Friday and Sunday football. The BFNL season will start on April 14, and includes just one Sunday match – the indigenous round game between Maryborough and Kyneton i..
15-Dec-2017
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Leon serves up a new role
Joel Peterson
YOU don’t have to look very hard to see the legacy Leon Retallick leaves at the Bendigo Tennis Association. After a 17-year involvement in Bendigo tennis, Retallick is next week leaving his post as executive officer at the BTA to take up a role with specialist sports surfacing company ..
15-Dec-2017
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Tons of runs in T20 action
Joel Peterson
SWASHBUCKLING centuries to Andrew Chalkley and Brayden Stepien have put their respective sides on the cusp of a Bendigo District Cricket Association T20 grand final berth. Tuesday night’s matches were vastly differing contests across four grounds, but the masterful batting of the Strat..
15-Dec-2017
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New book honours BDCA's best
Joel Peterson
CRICKET is a sport steeped in history, a fact no more evident than when the Ashes are on and a sport is divided by battle lines drawn more than a century ago. The history of cricket in Bendigo is just as extensive, and has been chronicled in a book released this week. Local cricket histo..
15-Dec-2017
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Redbacks hit form in EVCA
Joel Peterson
SPRING Gully is chasing a bounce back performance this week when it takes on Mandurang while West Bendigo will look to continue its splendid form in the final weekend of Emu Valley Cricket Association games before the Christmas break. The Crows were dealt their first loss of the season by U..
15-Dec-2017
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Games goal in sight
Joel Peterson
LAWN bowler Aaron Wilson’s outstanding form over the past two seasons has seen him rewarded with the top honour in international competition – Commonwealth Games selection. The 2016/17 Bendigo Sports Star of the Year winner was this week announced as part of the 17-strong Austral..
08-Dec-2017
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Kendle rekindles Braves flame
Joel Peterson
THEY trained Tuesdays and Thursdays and played on weekends, but Monday nights might have been the most important part of the Bendigo Braves’ 2016 championship season. The club’s on-court success was in no small part due to strong team chemistry, the bonds of which were forged at ..
08-Dec-2017
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Herbert has drive to win
Joel Peterson
LUCAS Herbert is very much the determined sort. He has been widely touted as one of the next big things in Australian golf, but he is as focussed on not letting the sport rule his life as he is on being successful in it. Growing up he hoped to be the next captain of the Western Bulldogs ..
08-Dec-2017
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Forward thinking for Spirit
Bendigo Weekly
WITH eight games remaining in the WNBL season and the team resigned to a fate that doesn’t include playoffs, the time has come for the Bendigo Spirit to cast an eye toward the future. Bendigo played Melbourne last night before it faces up to Townsville at home on Saturday night, but th..
08-Dec-2017
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Junior T20 comp a hit
Bendigo Weekly
THE new under-16 Twenty20 competition being trialled by the Bendigo District Cricket Association is proving a hit with young cricketers. The BDCA has 10 teams competing in the 20-over-a-side series on Tuesday night, which essentially serves as a substitute training session for many teams. ..
07-Dec-2017
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Rising to the test
Joel Peterson
A LOT is about to change in the life of Robbie Hucker. The 27-year-old wrapped his season with the Australian IsoWhey Sports team last month with a 10th-placed finish at the Tour of Hainan, bringing to an end a busy campaign. Most would expect the ensuing months to be filled with rest an..
01-Dec-2017
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Redbacks roll while Suns scorch in T20
Joel Peterson
A STUNNING performance from marquee signing Nick Ross has kept Bendigo United’s red-hot run of Twenty20 form alive. The Redbacks played Huntly North Epsom in round three of games in the Bendigo District Cricket Association’s T20 competition on Tuesday night. The Redbacks were..
01-Dec-2017
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Spirit of the game
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Spirit has been served a timely reminder of how good winning feels. But point guard Rachel Banham says sometimes it’s nice to play for more than just the win column. This week sees the Spirit play one of its marquee fixtures on the WNBL calendar, the annual OTIS Foundat..
01-Dec-2017
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Pioneers hoping for draft success
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Pioneers are hopeful a handful of young guns will be picked up in tonight’s AFL National Draft. Bendigo has Paddy Dow in contention for the number one overall selection, though most pundits predict Brisbane is likely to select either Cameron Rayner first overall. Pionee..
24-Nov-2017
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Griffin stays positive
Joel Peterson
KELSEY Griffin admits she’s a bad spectator. Unfortunately for the Bendigo Spirit captain, it’s something she has to get used to. Ruled out for the season after having surgery for the second time in a year, Griffin is trying to make an experience that no player wants to have ..
24-Nov-2017
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School boasts top trio
Joel Peterson
YOU’D struggle to find many prouder school principals than Paul Wilkinson. Most schools are abuzz when even one student represents their state in any sport. Imagine having three headed to the Pacific Schools Games. In diver Kiara Field and Bendigo East Swimming Club duo Emily a..
24-Nov-2017
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Cricket associations join forces
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo District and Emu Valley cricket associations are joining forces with police to stamp out domestic violence. In a rare alignment of the two associations, this weekend will see players in A-grade and division one games across the two leagues take a pledge in support of White Ribbon..
24-Nov-2017
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Braves focus in on youth
Joel Peterson
NEW Bendigo Lady Braves coach Megan Moody has been put in charge of a key part of the new era of basketball in Bendigo. Moody is, remarkably, the first female coach to take the reins at the club since it began in 1990. Related: Changes for Lady Braves (http://www.bendigoweekly.com.au/new..
17-Nov-2017
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Changes on the way for Lady Braves
Joel Peterson
MEGAN Moody’s appointment as Bendigo Lady Braves coach seems the surest sign yet of a shake-up of Bendigo basketball. And while the clear focus on player development suits Moody’s strengths as a coach, the new direction is being driven from the top down. With the Spirit and L..
17-Nov-2017
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Lynx missing for struggling Spirit
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Spirit will tonight need to recapture the offensive magic they showed last time they hosted Perth Lynx after a horror weekend. Bendigo plays Perth tonight at Bendigo Stadium before facing Dandenong on Sunday as part of the WNBL’s cluster round, where every team will hit the..
17-Nov-2017
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