Thunder repgroup to take on Devils

17/07/2019 // by admin

Emma Wolters plays her 50th game for the Bendigo Thunder on Sunday.AFTER the disappointment of last week’s forfeit, the Bendigo Thunder has regrouped and will take on the Eastern Devils in the VWFL on Sunday.
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A heavy injury toll forced the Thunder to abandon last week’s game against Diamond Creek.

However, the Thunder’s playing stocks have been strengthened this week by the returns of Grace Campbell, Cassie Blakeway and Brea Hards from injury, plus Maddi White, who has been playing in the National Hockey Championships in Queensland.

“Following last weekend’s disappointment, we’ve had a good week on the track,” Thunder coach Russell Jeffrey said.

“When you climb a mountain, sometimes you have to stop to catch your breath on the way up and we remain optimistic for the future.”

Dual premiership captain Emma Wolters will play her 50th game on Sunday for the Thunder, who on Wednesday night had former Fitzroy and Sydney ruckman John Ironmonger take training.

Sunday’s game at Mulgrave Reserve starts at 2pm.

THUNDER TEAM:

L. Campbell S. Baldwin H. Perry

T. Stewart C. Blakeway K. Kile

J. Blake J. Kile M. White

E. Wolters S. Buchanan B. Hards

M. Barkla A. Wearne S. Moerke

E. Hopkins A. McNabb G. Campbell

Interchange: (from) N. Hyett, M. Mitchell, C. Reeves, A. Kemp, T. Graham, A. Glanville, K. Cooper, R. Campbell

Last Time: Bendigo 1.2 (8) lt Eastern Devils 17.18 (120).

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Memories of the Cowra Breakout

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LOOKING BACK: Cootamundra’s Noel Golledge looks at a photo from his days serving in the Army alongside his cousin Percy Golledge. TUESDAY’S date, August 5 marked the anniversary of the famous – or infamous – ‘Cowra Breakout’.
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In 1944, at least 1104 Japanese prisoners of war attempted to escape from a camp near Cowra.

It was the largest prison escape ofWorld War II, as well as one of thebloodiest.

In the thick of the action was Cootamundra’s Noel Golledge, likely to be one of the last surviving soldiers involved in the Cowra Breakout tale.

Noel enlisted in the Army at 16-years-old and was only 17 when he and his 18th Battalion mates were called to Cowra to help with the mass breakout.

“We were rushed by train and buses to Cowra (from Sydney) to quell the tide,” Noel recalled.

Up to 200 men just from his Battalion were part of the operation to capture the escapees.

“We rounded them up from Hay to Cowra,” Noel said.

The escaped prisoners were herded into groups before being loaded into caged trucks and transported to Murchison prisoner of war camp in Victoria.

There were three stopovers along the way where a ‘weapon pit’ would be established with a machine gun mounted and the Australian troops in charge of the transport would spend the night watching the prisoners in the camp.

It would be freezing cold but the Japanese prisoners would never stop and settle down, they would pacethe barbed wire fence all night, Noel said.

Once the group of prisoners were installed in Murchison, Noel’s 18th Battalion stayed with them for a further two weeks.

He recalls there were between 150 and 200 soldiers from his battalion involved in the transport task.

The 18th Battalion was known colloquially as the ‘Young Persons’ Battalion’ with almost all of the soldiers under 18 years.

Over the course of his five years with the Army, Noel rose through the ranks and fought on the frontline.

He will be 89 this year, making him amongst the dwindling number of World War II veterans still alive today.

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Luke Brazier wins on the Gold Coast

17/07/2019 // by admin

Ashley White and ProRoughy Gym were again represented at Urban Warfare on the Gold Coast at the weekend.
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Luke Brazier and Ashley White

Luke Brazier stepped in the ring for his second Muay Thai fight on Sunday, August 3. Luke fought a battle from beginning to end with neither opponent letting up the entire fight.

Luke’s training and hard work paid off as it was his hand that was raised when the fight was over.

This is his second win in a row and Luke’s trainer, Ashley White is so proud of his dedication to Muay Thai.

There was a great show of support for Luke at the Gold Coast with friends and family travelling to watch the fight.

ProRoughy Gym would also like to thank fellow team mates, James McDonald and Travis Frost for making the trip to help out and support Luke and Ashley.

Congratulations Luke.

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Regional students get best of post-grad study

17/07/2019 // by admin

A POST-GRADUATE study designed for regional working students has seen Leigh Goullet benefit from the advanced approach.
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SKILLED: Mildura Rural City Council’s acting manager of asset services Leigh Goullet is extending his qualifications with the regionally adapted MBA.

Mr Goullet, who works for Mildura Rural City Council as acting manager of asset services, is one of 37 students taking part in the specifically developed La Trobe University Master of Business Administration (MBA).

He recently attended a four-day intensive subject at the university’s Bendigo campus as part of the post-graduate qualification.

The students, who are studying at five of La Trobe’s campuses – Bendigo, Shepparton, Mildura, Albury-Wodonga and Melbourne – came together on July 18 to undertake a Business in Society subject.

The subject is one of 12 modules the students need to complete for the MBA.

Most students are studying part-time in the evenings and expect to complete their MBA within 18 months to two years.

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Should Narromine pay a security levy?Photos and Poll

17/07/2019 // by admin

At its last meeting council raised the possibility of a security levy being imposed on residents to create a safer central business district.
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Should Narromine pay a security levy? | Photos and Poll “I would if it works, it would be good to have cameras in the CBD,” John Mutton

“Depends on how it was going to be used and who was going to enforce it,” Roger Blackman.

“It would depend on what you got for it. I’ve got two good dogs and don’t have a lot of trouble,” John Lenehan.

“No I can’t afford that. You have to pay for everything these days,” Carol Middleton.

“Yes if it’s going to help. Something had to be done, it’s getting bad,” Joyce Mills.

“I suppose so,” John.

“I think we should have CCTV cameras, but I don’t think ratepayers should have to pay for it. Council should for the towns people’s safety,” Erin Payne.

“If it’s to protect your business, it would be good to have cameras. The money has to come from somewhere. Does Council have enough?” Ruth Simmons.

“Are they going to have someone driving around the patrol the streets? I don’t think cameras would make a whole lot of difference,” Karen Arnaudon.

The Narromine CBD.

TweetFacebookThis plan could include introducing a security levy which would be used to improve security.

Cr Mack said he spoke to a shopkeeper in Wellington about the levy.

He reported although the shopkeeper was initially disgruntled at the extra cost he now happily pays the levy.

We asked the people of Narromine if they think the extra cost is necessary and here’s what they came up with.

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