Echuca footballers Dede Atkinson and Kiara Cooper were part of the successful Woomeras football team which won the Pool B title at the Youth Girls National Championship this week.LUKE MCMANUS May 9, 2014 3:04am
Alana Long (on the ground) plays for Victoria Country in the Youth Girls National Championships. Photo: submitted.
The Woomeras, featuring Echuca footballers Dede Atkinson and Kiara Cooper, prevailed in the team’s inaugural Youth Girls National Championships, defeating NSW/ACT in the Pool B grand final.
Atkinson, playing at full-forward, had the ball in hand as the final siren sounded yesterday, with the Woomeras pulling off an upset 6.3
The all-indigenous side, the female equivalent of the Flying Boomerangs, led for most of the afternoon in Gungahlin, ACT, before holding off a fast-finishing home side.
The win proved telling, given the favourites defeated the Woomeras a day earlier, ultimately deciding the top-ranked team from Pool B after the five-day tournament.
The Woomeras enjoyed a successful competition, winning their first two games (Tasmania-NT and South Australia) before NSW/ACT put an end to the Woomeras’ winning streak.
Both Atkinson and Cooper were standouts throughout the Woomeras’ campaign.
Representing Victoria Country, Echuca footballers Alyx Glanville, Alana Long and Kelly Shotton were all among the better performed players across the championships.
Up against Victoria Metro, Queensland and reigning premier Western Australia in Pool A, Victoria Country was gallant but failed to score a win.
The team’s last game of the round-robin stage ended in a thrilling defeat to Victoria Metro, 4.4
Victoria Country played off for third place against Queensland yesterday afternoon.
The sky is the limit for Wanganui Year 12 VCAL student Leigh Polan, 18, who decided to create two posters examining birdlife around the school.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
An ad for the Healthy Ageing Project will be filmed in Echuca, Rushworth and Rochester today.
More than $15,000 was raised at a family day on Sunday. The event was to raise money for the families of Barry Purtell and Dave Lobb.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
History is recorded to inspire the next generation, author John Northage said at the launch of, Mending the Goulburn Broken, in Shepparton last week.
A few anxious customers were outside the closed gates of the failed Bee-Jay Machinery business on Goulburn Valley Hwy in Shepparton on Tuesday morning, wondering what would become of deposits they had paid for tractors and other machinery.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
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