Captain’s role a family affair

WHEN it came to choosing a captain for this year’s Bendigo Pioneers squad, coach Rick Coburn didn’t have to look far to find a player with strong leadership potential. Among the talented squad, one name stood out. That was 17-year-old Jacob Atley, the youngest of five...

Rivals to meet at QEO

SOUTH Bendigo will be out to claim the Graeme Wright Memorial Cup for the second year in a row when it meets Sandhurst at the QEO tomorrow in round two of the Bendigo Football Netball League season. The traditional rivals are coming off a mixed opening weekend, with...

Bowlers take shot at titles

BENDIGO has been the centre of Victorian bowls this week as the state’s best flocked to Bendigo East Bowling Club for State Champions Week. Not only that, but a local gold medal winner and a big signing for a Bendigo club have been rolled into a massive celebration of...

Miners eyeing finals finish

THE Bendigo Fighting Miners are raring to go as they kick off their Victorian Rugby Union season tomorrow. The Miners will hit the road to face Monash in their opening fixture of the season as they aim to make a return to finals after a fifth-placed finish last...

Braves aim for home wins

FOLLOWING wins from their opening games of the year, the Bendigo Braves and Lady Braves will be out to improve their records on their home floor for the first time this season. The teams both defeated Diamond Valley to open the season a fortnight ago before having the...

Queen’s prize up for grabs

  NEARLY 200 top shooters will be in Bendigo this weekend as the Wellsford Rifle Range hosts the annual Queen’s Prize. This year marks the 143rd staging of the event, which has been held in Bendigo since 1991. Wellsford is the headquarters of the Victorian Rifle...

Thunder to begin NFLW flag defence

THE Bendigo Thunder’s Northern Football League premiership defence begins this weekend when the reigning champions take on Diamond Creek in a grand final replay. It will be a vastly different Thunder side that takes to the field, with several premiership players...

BFNL back with a bang

GRAND final sides Eaglehawk and Strathfieldsaye will renew acquaintances in a senior football grand final rematch as the Bendigo Football Netball League season begins tomorrow. Related: Hawks hit by injury The season’s opening slate of games features matchups between...

Volleyballers set for success

A GROUP of Bendigo volleyballers are gunning for gold as they this week embarked on a trip to Thailand to compete in the Under-21 Thailand National Championships. Bendigo Academy of Sport athletes Lewis Roberts, Bailey Keck and Scott Johnson have all been selected for...


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