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.PATRICK O'MEARA October 1, 2012 4:15am
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.’’
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.
Murray Irrigation to search for new boss after Anthony Couroupis finishes with the company.
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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