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(L-R) Back - Principal Melinda Williams, Tennis legend Todd Woodbridge, Fiona Manifold (ANZ) and (front) students, Mia, Ryder, Isla and Brinn  Photo – Jessica Howard

Racquets just ace

By Jessica Howard Prep students from Bacchus Marsh Primary School have been served up 130 new tennis racquets. Todd Woodbridge, a 22-time grand slam Australian tennis...
Greg Keyte (Yaloak Polo Club) with Michelle Payne who will play in the celebrity match this Sunday. Photos – Helen Tatchell

Hoof it to the polo

By Jessica Howard Polo enthusiasts are gearing up for one of the biggest local tournaments of the competition season. The Colliers International Ballarat Cup, held at...
Reserve Chairperson Bill Smith and BFNC member Joanne Raffaele, show the cracks in the court that a $2 coin can fit in. Photo - Helen Tatchell

Reserve – not what it’s cracked up to be

By Helen Tatchell Cracks are appearing at the Ballan Recreation Reserve sporting facility, literally. The multi-use netball court was nearly deemed unusable after large long and...
(L-R) Toni Lane and Louise Webb with their gold medals. Photo – Jessica Howard

Weight lifted from their shoulders

By Jessica Howard Bacchus Marsh has not one, but two, gold medallists in its midst. Toni Lane and Louise Webb have returned home from the 2017...

Grassroots sport declines

By Jessica Howard Country football and netball clubs may face the final siren as they struggle with a lack of players and shrinking populations. In the...
The Brownlow Medal of the BJFL U16.5 football joint winner, Ballan local Riely Ranieri Photo - Helen Tatchell

Ranieri scores BFL’s Robert Allan

By Jessica Howard Moorabool’s Riely Ranieri is the joint winner of the Ballarat Football Netball League’s under-16.5 senior Robert Allan Medal. The Ballan resident claimed the prestigious...

Teenager in national play-offs

By Helen Tatchell At just 14-years of age, Zali Ward spends up to four days a week travelling to Melbourne to attend an array of...
AFL Goldfields Riddell Junior Girls under-13 best and fairest winner, Tamara Henry

Maiden winner

By Jessica Howard Tamara Henry had never played football when she took to the field at the start of the 2017 season. The 12-year-old...

BREAKING NEWS – Scotland in the clear

By Todd Whelan MOORABOOL NEWS EXCLUSIVE Following an independent investigation, initiated by the Ballarat Football League (BFL) on Wednesday July 4 into the post-match melee of...

Devils 2015; Cobras 2016; ? 2017

By Jessica Howard The biggest grand final day rivalry in the Ballarat Football League’s history is about to be unleashed. Cross-town rivals Darley and Bacchus...