Gratitude and inspiration, with a side of roast, was on the menu at Katamatite on Thursday night when Melbourne great Stan Alves came to town.By Jessica Grimble
Gratitude and inspiration, with a side of roast, was on the menu at Katamatite on Thursday night when Melbourne great Stan Alves came to town.
Alves — who was runner-up in the Brownlow Medal count of 1975 and who also played a handful of seasons with North Melbourne — addressed a sponsors and life members’ thank-you evening at the new clubrooms last week.
Alves is no stranger to the club, having spoken there previously.
President Tim Bye said Alves shared stories of his time in football, including the ups and downs and how he moved forward through the difficult times.
‘‘He lost his son as a young fella — he was only 13 — and he had to pick up after that. Football was a really good outlet for him,’’ Bye said.
About 130 people packed Katamatite’s new rooms, opened last month, for the annual dinner, guest speaker and celebration of the season.
It came at the end of most teams’ campaigns — the A-grade netball side later bowed out in an elimination final on Sunday, while the reserves’ commanding win against Rennie keeps their premiership hopes alive.
The club will host a Picola District League south-east final on Saturday which features a ‘‘grand final preview’’ between Tungamah and Waaia.
Daniel Brofie will lead the under-18 outfit with assistance from Rod Still.
Michael Bye is the under-14 coach.
The reserves’ coaching post, currently held by Bye, will be confirmed soon.
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After a tennis career spanning 62 years, of which the last 35 years have been as a coach, Yarrawonga's Jon Coleman is set to retire at the end of 2013.
Tatura’s Teresa Muto was one of 77 Victorians to receive a multicultural award in Melbourne on Wednesday night.
A town car to help transport people from outlying areas into town for medical appointments or to go shopping could work in Echuca, according to Campaspe Shire mayor Ian Maddison.
Rochester resident Ken Hocking has chosen to use his Christmas lights display to draw attention to a support group for brain tumour patients.
Kyabram Lawn Tennis Club’s annual junior singles tournament again attracted good numbers from across the district.
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