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Graeme Stewart with his medal for 62-years as a volunteer with the Darley FNC. Photo - DFNC

Deserving Devil

By Jessica Howard Graeme Stewart has topped off a stellar season for the Darley Devils. The head trainer and long serving volunteer was presented with...
Ballan Jockey Club President Billy Smith with Catherine Moon

Ballan strikes gold

By Helen Tatchell  The sport of king’s holy grail is coming to Ballan. Worth close to $200,000, the iconic 18-carat gold 2017 Melbourne Cup will visit...
L-R: Bacchus Marsh Senior Vice-Captain Liam Mullen, Cobra's coach Travis Hodgson, Darley Coach Heath Scotland and Devil's Senior Captain Shane Page at the BFNL season launch. Photo - Helen Tatchell

Clash of the locals

By Todd Whelan 210 days is a long time in footy. But I can guarantee you one thing; the cross-town rivalry between BFL heavyweights Bacchus Marsh...

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...
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) Mel Halliday, Zhoe Clarke and Ash Halliday are part of the Senior Women’s football team for the Bacchus Marsh Cobra’s. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Be a part of the trend

By Jessica Howard  Bacchus Marsh Cobras are encouraging more women to join the female football revolution. Bacchus Marsh Football Netball Club women’s coordinator, Rod Bertram said...
(L-R) Bill Lucas and Moorabool News’ sports writer Todd Whelan are ready to broadcast on Apple 98.5fm the local Bacchus Marsh and Darley football matches, starting with Round 1 this Saturday at Maddingley Park, featuring the 2017 grand final replay between the cross town rivals. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Footy on the airwaves

By Jessica Howard Cross town football rivals Darley and Bacchus Marsh will receive equal airtime on Apple 98.5fm this season. The community radio station will cover...

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...
Kassie Furness Photos – submitted/RacingPhotos

Success in the saddle

By Kate Taylor Jockey Kassie Furness has finished her Racing Victoria apprenticeship – and is already in fine form. Furness rode a double at Ballarat late...
(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...