Shepparton’s Tom Thorsen may not have created Goulburn Valley Football League history, but that was no dampener on a third straight underage triumph at Shepparton’s Deakin Reserve yesterday.By Patrick O'Meara
Shepparton’s Tom Thorsen may not have created Goulburn Valley Football League history, but that was no dampener on a third straight underage triumph at Shepparton’s Deakin Reserve yesterday.
Thorsen joined an exclusive group of players who have played in three successive under-18 flags.
Others that are known to have achieved the feat are players from a dominant Lemnos side in the 1970s.
Thorsen capped the third triumph by claiming the VCFL best-on-ground medal, for his two-goal effort.
One of the goals came as the Bears came from behind to snatch it in the last quarter.
Thorsen summed it up simply in the aftermath.
‘‘It is a great feeling,’’ Thorsen said.
‘‘To be down at three-quarter time, it just shows the character of the boys to come back and turn it around.’’
Thorsen was a regular in the Bears’ senior line-up this year, earning a spot as a starting on-baller.
He only missed three games in the top-flight.
Thorsen was typically modest about his own performance.
‘‘I started a bit slow, but then I slowly built into the game,’’ he said.
‘‘It was good to get into it late.’’
As for next season, he has not thought that far ahead.
‘‘I haven’t really thought about it much at the moment,’’ he said.
‘‘I am just living in the moment, enjoying this one and then after a couple of weeks, when we get back into pre-season, then I will start worrying about next year and go from there.’’
A car was stolen from the Chemist Warehouse carpark in Shepparton on Saturday while the owner was shopping for Christmas presents.
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.
The recent Kyabram Master Pairs, played over six days with crack sides from near and far, attracted some talented bowlers eager to win the prestige event.
'Suttonsville', a minitature version of Echuca-Moama made out of gingerbread at Moama's Sutton Bakery, has a growing number of admirers.
Three Goornong Fire Brigade firefighters recently completed a CFA course on safety surrounding urban firefighting and using breathing apparatuses.
Kyabram Lawn Tennis Club’s annual junior singles tournament again attracted good numbers from across the district.
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Tocumwal Pre-School students are proudly flying their KITE at the Tocumwal Lions Community Hostel.
Tooborac Fire Brigade visited Tooborac Primary School last Tuesday to help the school complete its bushfire emergency management plan.
Residents urged to renew fruit fly baits to support local orchards.
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SPC Ardmona, is sending eight containers loaded with $250,000 of fruit and vegetables to cyclone ravaged Philippines.
The hunt is on for a buyer for Benalla and Mansfield Toyota after the business went into receivership last fortnight.
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