Tayla debuts as 100th Thunderbird

FORMER Balaklava local, Tayla Williams, made her official debut for the Adelaide Thunderbirds over the weekend playing against  West Coast Fever on the Sunshine Coast. Tayla is the 100th player to debut for the Thunderbirds, and debuted alongside team members, Lenize Potgieter, Samantha Gooden and Georgie Horjus. Mid-way through the first game of the season, […]

Crystal Brook’s grassroots boost

AS the siren sounded to kick off the 2020 football season in Crystal Brook on Saturday, there was added reason to celebrate, with news of a $216,500 funding boost to upgrade the oval precinct. The good news came through round three of the State Government’s Grassroots Football, Cricket and Netball Facility Program. Crystal Brook will […]

Eagles soar in debut game

THERE was great excitement last week when local lads, Lachie McNeil and Jacob Wehr, made their SANFL league debut together for Woodville-West Torrens Eagles against South Adelaide. With their proud families watching on, Lachie started in the forward lines, rotating through the mid field, while Jacob started on the interchange bench before playing on the […]

Footy’s back!

You can almost smell the anticipation in the air. Footy is set to return to the North Eastern Football League on Saturday, July 4, and it promises to be a season like no other. The NEFL 2020 competition will kick off with six-clubs currently on the fixture, however some uncertainty remains, with two clubs putting […]

Feathers fly in APFL

ADELAIDE Plains Football League (APFL) will start its 2020 season on July 11 following a decision made at the meeting of club delegates last Wednesday at Mallala. But the competition will look a little different this season, after Hummocks-Watchman Eagles (HWE) and Balaklava clubs indicated they would not be participating, leaving six teams to compete. […]

500 allowed at footy games

BBH Football Club has informed the NEFL that it won’t be participating this year. Photo: File.   As from Friday July 3, 2020, a crowd of 500 spectators will be allowed to enter football grounds throughout South Australia. Following the state wide Zoom information session on Tuesday night (June 9), a crowd of 500 is the […]

Community projects completed

Mallala and Long Plains netball/tennis clubs now have brand new playing surfaces, after works were recently completed thanks to funding from the Federal Government’s Drought Communities Program announced last year. Mallala and Long Plains netball clubs were among 13 Adelaide Plains Council community projects to receive funding, with works to be completed by June 30 […]

Hang the frocks back up, see you next year!

LAST week, Adelaide Plains Netball Association (APNA), Northern Areas Netball Association (NANA) and North Eastern Netball Association (NENA) followed Yorke Peninsula, Port Lincoln and Great Flinders netball association’s leads and voted to cancel netball season 2020. This decision now leaves all associations under the ‘Northern Regional Netball Committee’ (NRNC) without a competition. Each club was […]

Tate takes a trick

LOCAL golfer, Tate Michael hasn’t let his short game go to waste throughout isolation at home. Being stuck at home while golf courses across the district were closed for about a week, Tate’s imagination began to run wild with ideas of trick shots to keep his golf practice up. Using walls, cricket bats, racquets and […]

Clare golf bridge makes for a smooth ride

Clare Golf Club volunteers have put their time and expertise to great use recently, with a group setting about designing a replacement bridge suitable not just for walkers, but golf cart users. When playing the ninth fairway, cart users had to drive quite a distance to the 12th green to cross the creek, so cart […]