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Hamilton on the road to success
Joel Peterson
Chris Hamilton says his encouraging start to 2018 showed just how much he improved in his first year in the professional cycling ranks. As he jetted off to his Spanish base in Girona this week following an extended stay in Australia over the summer, he is certain that there is more improvem..
23-Feb-2018
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Madison makes money move
Joel Peterson
FOR the first time in its history, both the men’s and women’s events at this year’s Bendigo International Madison carnival will carry equal prize money. The event’s committee made the announcement this week as they unveiled a new naming rights sponsor for the eve..
23-Feb-2018
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Dog day out in Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO will be one of several regional locations to host a greyhound adoption day on Sunday. Greyhound Racing Victoria runs its Greyhound Adoption Program to re-home retired racing dogs, but it is only the second time that the program has come to Bendigo. Last year, 24 dogs found new ho..
23-Feb-2018
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Young guns in the mix for title
Bendigo Weekly
THE inaugural Bendigo and District Cycling Club Champion of Champions Series will come to a thrilling conclusion on Thursday with a tightly packed leaderboard set to battle it out for the title. The Audi-backed competition was introduced by the club as an aggregate series this season, with r..
23-Feb-2018
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BFNL ponders commission future
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO Football Netball League chair Carol McKinstry says the league will consider its options as it weighs up leaving the AFL Victoria regional commission structure. It comes as the league reveals concerns about the oversight of the state’s governing body and what it perceives to be ..
16-Feb-2018
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Pioneers gear up for season start
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO Pioneers coach Shawn McCormick sees plenty up upside from his side heading into the second season of the TAC Cup Youth Girls competition. Bendigo played its opening practice match of the year last weekend, going down to inaugural TAC Cup Calder Cannons but not without some promising ..
16-Feb-2018
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Cup in the running for a big day
Joel Peterson
THE ever popular Marong Cup race day is on again, with family-friendly fun and top racing action set to hit the Bendigo Jockey Club on Saturday. The annual race day raises money for local catholic primary schools, with in excess of $500,000 distributed to local schools in the last 12 years. ..
16-Feb-2018
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Square celebrates golden milestone
Joel Peterson
A CENTURY of golden years will be celebrated on Saturday as Golden Square Cricket Club marks its 100th year as it plays Bendigo at Wade Street. In a season in which the club is experiencing strong on-field results, it is a massive year for the club off the hallowed Wade Street turf. Club..
16-Feb-2018
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New coach for Fighting Miners
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Fighting Miners will have a new coach this season, with Dave McDonald taking the reigns at the club. The Miners made the decision at its recent annual general meeting, with president Greg Spedding welcoming the appointment. The New Zealand native joined the Miners in 2014 and..
16-Feb-2018
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Four-way fight for pennant finals
Bendigo Weekly
The fight for finals in Bendigo division one pennant bowls looks set to come down to the wire, with four sides vying for third and fourth spots on the table. Eaglehawk has emerged as a clear favourite having only lost one game all season and South Bendigo is nine points clear in second. ..
16-Feb-2018
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Tiger camp a hit with fans
Joel Peterson
RICHMOND fans had the chance to get up close and personal with their stars as a group of 20 Tigers players ran training sessions, met with fans and attended schools in Bendigo this week. The Tigers were in town as part of their AFL Community Camp, an opportunity for every club to give back t..
16-Feb-2018
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Stars commit to Braves
Joel Peterson
ASK Megan Moody about the influx of signings ahead of her first season in charge of the Bendigo Lady Braves and she can barely contain her enthusiasm. With the latest two names putting pen to paper for the team, it’s easy to understand why the first-year coach says she can’t wait..
09-Feb-2018
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Big day out for bowlers in BDCA
Joel Peterson
IT was a day for the bowlers in the Bendigo District Cricket Association as quicks, seamers, leggies and tweakers alike destroyed batting attacks in First XI matches. Four sides are staring down the barrel of their batting collapses leading to losses while one result has already fallen out o..
09-Feb-2018
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Crome, Buckell ride to big wins
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO cyclists Sam Crome and Isaac Buckell have enjoyed a golden run, with success on the road and track last weekend. Crome recorded a breakthrough win at the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, claiming line honours on the final stage with a powerful sprint finish into Kinglake. It came days afte..
09-Feb-2018
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Fight for country titles
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO’s water polo community is celebrating a major milestone by hosting this weekend’s Victorian Country Water Polo Championships. Teams from across the state will be in action at the Bendigo Aquatic Centre as the local teams battle regional Victoria’s best for the righ..
09-Feb-2018
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Braves line up CBL conference finals
Joel Peterson
HORSHAM is the destination for Bendigo’s Country Basketball League sides as they head into conference final clashes this weekend. Both the Braves’ men’s and women’s sides scored respective wins at the weekend over Swan Hill and Mildura to progress to the conference fi..
09-Feb-2018
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Braves bolster backcourt
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Lady Braves have made the first move to shore up their backcourt ahead of the 2018 South East Australian Basketball season. But the team’s biggest move could be yet to come. The club this week announced that guard Bianca Dufelmeier would return in 2018 to add to a host ..
02-Feb-2018
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Local comp benefits from AFLW interest
Joel Peterson
TONIGHT’S season-opening AFL Women’s match between Carlton and Collingwood will again have a Bendigo connection and according to the region’s top football administrator a profound local impact. As local clubs prepare for the first AFL Central Victoria senior women’s c..
02-Feb-2018
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Monique's golden achievement
Bendigo Weekly
JUNIOR athlete Monique Gavriliadis has achieved a rare feat, taking out a Little Athletics Victoria state championship at the weekend. Gavriliadis led the local contingent with poise to claim the under-14 girls State Little Athletics Multi-Event Championship. Competing over six events fo..
02-Feb-2018
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Battle on for BDCA finals spots
Joel Peterson
THE four Bendigo District Cricket Association teams vying for two finals spots face the most crucial game of the season this weekend. Bendigo, Sandhurst, Kangaroo Flat and Eaglehawk are all fighting for the bottom two final four spots over the last three rounds of the season. With three ..
02-Feb-2018
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