Category Archives: Sport

Torquay Boardriders score

WHAT an amazing day on Saturday for Torquay Boardriders Clubs’s (TBC) first 2016 senior competition. Jan Juc delivered fun three to five foot peaks all day. The challenging conditions showed the emergence of a new talent in the female division, 14-year-old Angela Ball. Angela picked the best waves during her heats which helped her win… Read More »

Galaxy head far far away

In Round five WNPL soccer matches on the weekend Galaxy United took FC Bulleen Lions at their home ground, Veneto Club, 191 Bulleen Road, Bulleen with mixed results. The Under 13s lost 1-2, the Under 15s lost 0-1, the Under 18s won 3-1 and the Senior women won 2-0. In the Senior game, Melissa Taranto… Read More »


The Torquay Football Academy continues to draw the big names, with Geelong recruit Lachie Henderson turning up at training at Spring Creek Reserve on Tuesday. Henderson, who has played the first three games of the 2016 AFL season for the Cats since arriving from Carlton, ran a series of drills with the Tigers’ Under-16 and… Read More »

Waves roll in for a great season starter

THE Surfside Waves women’s Division 1 team had a great start to the season at the weekend, beating its competition Kardinia International College by two goals. The women started a little nervously on Saturday, but soon settled into their game with players taking a touch and getting the passing game going. New player Faye Kendall… Read More »

All Saints take Grade 1 Pennant

All Saints Tennis Geelong’s summer pennant competition concluded on Saturday March 19 with grand final shootouts for 16 grades of seniors and 23 grades of juniors. Grade 1 seniors was a clash between the dominant All Saints and match played at Geelong Lawn Tennis Club on the plexicushion courts. Juniors had a home derby in… Read More »

In memory of Trevor Lionel Buck

The recreational fishing reef off Torquay will be named after keen angler and advocate Trevor Buck, who passed away unexpectedly last week. Fisheries Victoria executive director Travis Dowling said Trevor had been a board member with VRFish, the representative body for recreational angling in the state, for close to 10 years. “He had tirelessly stood… Read More »

Auskickers ready for bounce

THE next generation of AFL legends will be at session of the 2015 Auskick season. Torquay Auskick begins this Sunday April 10 at 9.30am. This will be followed by a second session on Sunday April 17 that will be the “Super Clinic” at Simonds Stadium with the Geelong Cats If players register before Sunday April… Read More »

Under 19s on way to nationals

FOLLOWING a successful raid on the Victorian Surf Life Saving Championships in Lorne a couple of weekends ago, where they won three gold and one silver medal, the Torquay under 19s men surf boat crew are in training of the national championships. The four local teenagers – Davis Kontelj, Manning Gatwick, Jacob Morgan and John… Read More »

Vixen players to run Geelong clinic

SOME of Victoria’s best netballers will be coming home next week as part of a specialist clinic for junior players. Melbourne Vixen star players Tegan Philip, Kelsey Browne, Emily Mannix and Liz Watson will lead the Geelong clinic, and are making the trip as part of Netball Victoria’s Clinics and Camps program. The specialist session… Read More »

Portarlington’s got the Hot Shots!

Portarlington Tennis Club’s Hot Shots program for beginner players is going great guns with a lot going in in junior ranks too. Coach Julie Golightly puts 20+ youngsters through the Hot Shots routines on Sunday mornings as they prepare to eventually take their place in junior competition play, with junior co-ordinator Michelle doing a fantastic… Read More »