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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...
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...
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...

Cobras through to grand final

By Tim Saultry Cool and windy conditions greeted the Cobras in their Second Semi-final clash against minor premier Carisbrook at Sebastopol. With a Grand...
L - R: Jarrah Maksymow of Bacchus Marsh and Brian Graham of Darley Photos - submitted

Devil and Cobra named in squad

By Jessica Howard Two of Moorabool’s talented senior footballers will pull on the Big V this weekend. Darley’s Brian Graham will join Jarrah Maksymow of Bacchus...
Junior FNC Presidents (L-R) Darren Smith (Bacchus Marsh) and Matt Colley (Darley) with the new Cup up for grabs. Photo – Jessica Howard

Clashing for the cup

By Jessica Howard The rivalry between Darley and Bacchus Marsh has grown as the junior football and netball clubs fight to lay claim to a...
(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...
Heath Scotland Photo - Helen Tatchell

Scotland coach of the year

By Jessica Howard When Darley Football Club President Ray Newton was asked to explain the Devil’s 2017 success so far, he had just two words –...
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...