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Games goal in sight
Joel Peterson
LAWN bowler Aaron Wilson’s outstanding form over the past two seasons has seen him rewarded with the top honour in international competition – Commonwealth Games selection. The 2016/17 Bendigo Sports Star of the Year winner was this week announced as part of the 17-strong Austral..
08-Dec-2017
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Kendle rekindles Braves flame
Joel Peterson
THEY trained Tuesdays and Thursdays and played on weekends, but Monday nights might have been the most important part of the Bendigo Braves’ 2016 championship season. The club’s on-court success was in no small part due to strong team chemistry, the bonds of which were forged at ..
08-Dec-2017
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Herbert has drive to win
Joel Peterson
LUCAS Herbert is very much the determined sort. He has been widely touted as one of the next big things in Australian golf, but he is as focussed on not letting the sport rule his life as he is on being successful in it. Growing up he hoped to be the next captain of the Western Bulldogs ..
08-Dec-2017
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Forward thinking for Spirit
Bendigo Weekly
WITH eight games remaining in the WNBL season and the team resigned to a fate that doesn’t include playoffs, the time has come for the Bendigo Spirit to cast an eye toward the future. Bendigo played Melbourne last night before it faces up to Townsville at home on Saturday night, but th..
08-Dec-2017
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Junior T20 comp a hit
Bendigo Weekly
THE new under-16 Twenty20 competition being trialled by the Bendigo District Cricket Association is proving a hit with young cricketers. The BDCA has 10 teams competing in the 20-over-a-side series on Tuesday night, which essentially serves as a substitute training session for many teams. ..
07-Dec-2017
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Rising to the test
Joel Peterson
A LOT is about to change in the life of Robbie Hucker. The 27-year-old wrapped his season with the Australian IsoWhey Sports team last month with a 10th-placed finish at the Tour of Hainan, bringing to an end a busy campaign. Most would expect the ensuing months to be filled with rest an..
01-Dec-2017
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Redbacks roll while Suns scorch in T20
Joel Peterson
A STUNNING performance from marquee signing Nick Ross has kept Bendigo United’s red-hot run of Twenty20 form alive. The Redbacks played Huntly North Epsom in round three of games in the Bendigo District Cricket Association’s T20 competition on Tuesday night. The Redbacks were..
01-Dec-2017
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Spirit of the game
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Spirit has been served a timely reminder of how good winning feels. But point guard Rachel Banham says sometimes it’s nice to play for more than just the win column. This week sees the Spirit play one of its marquee fixtures on the WNBL calendar, the annual OTIS Foundat..
01-Dec-2017
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Pioneers hoping for draft success
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Pioneers are hopeful a handful of young guns will be picked up in tonight’s AFL National Draft. Bendigo has Paddy Dow in contention for the number one overall selection, though most pundits predict Brisbane is likely to select either Cameron Rayner first overall. Pionee..
24-Nov-2017
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Griffin stays positive
Joel Peterson
KELSEY Griffin admits she’s a bad spectator. Unfortunately for the Bendigo Spirit captain, it’s something she has to get used to. Ruled out for the season after having surgery for the second time in a year, Griffin is trying to make an experience that no player wants to have ..
24-Nov-2017
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School boasts top trio
Joel Peterson
YOU’D struggle to find many prouder school principals than Paul Wilkinson. Most schools are abuzz when even one student represents their state in any sport. Imagine having three headed to the Pacific Schools Games. In diver Kiara Field and Bendigo East Swimming Club duo Emily a..
24-Nov-2017
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Cricket associations join forces
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo District and Emu Valley cricket associations are joining forces with police to stamp out domestic violence. In a rare alignment of the two associations, this weekend will see players in A-grade and division one games across the two leagues take a pledge in support of White Ribbon..
24-Nov-2017
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Braves focus in on youth
Joel Peterson
NEW Bendigo Lady Braves coach Megan Moody has been put in charge of a key part of the new era of basketball in Bendigo. Moody is, remarkably, the first female coach to take the reins at the club since it began in 1990. Related: Changes for Lady Braves (http://www.bendigoweekly.com.au/new..
17-Nov-2017
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Changes on the way for Lady Braves
Joel Peterson
MEGAN Moody’s appointment as Bendigo Lady Braves coach seems the surest sign yet of a shake-up of Bendigo basketball. And while the clear focus on player development suits Moody’s strengths as a coach, the new direction is being driven from the top down. With the Spirit and L..
17-Nov-2017
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Lynx missing for struggling Spirit
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Spirit will tonight need to recapture the offensive magic they showed last time they hosted Perth Lynx after a horror weekend. Bendigo plays Perth tonight at Bendigo Stadium before facing Dandenong on Sunday as part of the WNBL’s cluster round, where every team will hit the..
17-Nov-2017
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AFL CV to oversee new league
Bendigo Weekly
IN yet another footballing first, AFL Central Victoria will oversee a standalone women’s football competition next year. The decision comes after the female football advisory committee running the Northern Country Women’s League decided to split the league. The NCWL staged it..
17-Nov-2017
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Redbacks aim high
Joel Peterson
WEST Bendigo faces a tough ask to build on the first win of its Emu Valley Cricket Association campaign when it hosts the in-form United. The Redbacks opened their account with a dominant performance against bottom side Marong. The reliable Trav O’Connell and Ben Henson led the way..
17-Nov-2017
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Pro Tour heads into the finals Arina
Joel Peterson
NUMBER one seed Arina Rodionova has withstood a stern test on her way to the quarter finals of the Bendigo International Pro Tour tournament. A clearly frustrated Rodionova was pushed by Astra Sharma before prevailing 6-4, 7-5 in an hour and 20 minutes. Rodionova’s domination on se..
10-Nov-2017
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Spirit's crucial next step
Joel Peterson
KELSEY Griffin’s season-ending hip injury is about as big an injury hit as any of the Women’s National Basketball League’s team could absorb. But the injury and Griffin’s subsequent surgery this week should kickstart the process of the club looking at who its next lon..
10-Nov-2017
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Hockey an events hit
Joel Peterson
HOCKEY has become the latest international level sport to sing Bendigo’s praises as a regional events destination. The city’s capacity and continued want to host major sporting events has shone through once more in the past month, with international rugby, tennis and hockey all l..
10-Nov-2017
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