Sports Star honours key duo

CRICKETER Tayla Vlaeminck and cycling coach Tim Decker have been named joint monthly winners of the PEAK Sport Australia Bendigo Sports Star of the year for November. For Vlaeminck, the nomination caps an incredible year with the teenage superstar forming part of the...

Wheelchair tennis to take centre court

WHEELCHAIR tennis will have a new home come January, with an International Tennis Federation Super Series tournament, previously played in Sydney and a key lead up tournament to the Australian Open, set to take centre court in Bendigo. Between January 9 and 13, up to...

Touch football has appeal

Touch football is a sport that you may never have heard of, but it has taken Bendigo by storm. Bendigo Touch Association president Shane Grenfell said after some “on and off” years originally, the sport has taken off in its popularity over the past five years. “The...

Campaign pays off

After a nine-year campaign, South Bendigo will be taking a giant leap towards moving to their new home at Harry Trott reserve. With the ground’s pavilion in need of an upgrade, the state government has delivered $2 million towards the project, which will see the...

Spirit import Barbara Turner exits

THE Bendigo Spirit has parted company with star import Barbara Turner. Turner is a Cleveland Ohio native who grew up with the world’s greatest basketballer LeBron James, and her arrival in Bendigo just two months ago was seen as a significant coup for the Spirit, but...

Female cricket has a strong future

Women’s cricket has been the subject for plenty of discussion in recent times for the Bendigo District Cricket Association, with a decision made to not create a girls’ junior competition. The decision was popular among females who are in the sport. BDCA junior...

Athletes aim high

ANOTHER action-packed round of track and field will be run this Saturday. The eighth round of the Athletics Victoria shield series includes sprint hurdles, 100 metre, 400m and 1500m runs, 4x100m relay, 2000m or 5000m walk, 2000m or 3000m steeplechase, shot put,...

Hawks grounded

A strong batting performance from Sandhurst has ensured victory over Strathfieldsaye at the Queen Elizabeth Oval. Chasing 169 runs for victory, Sandhurst easily surpassed the required total to post a demanding 9/293 following Matthew Combe’s 117 runs and Joel Murphy’s...

Punter Jack back in town

GOING from Victoria Country cricket and TAC Cup footy to American College football is unheard of in Australian sport, but for Bendigo’s Jack Bouwmeester, that’s become his reality. The 19-year-old punter is about to sign with Big 10 US College team Michigan State,...



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