Sport

Speed demons hard to top

Greater Shepparton Sports Hall of Fame. The motorcycle speedway team of Andrew Cleave and Dave Power became a champion combination and one rivals across the country feared.. The dynamic duo from Shepparton teamed up to win Australian titles and

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Jul 18 2017
Sport

Thor was lightning on bike

Greater Shepparton Sports Hall of Fame. From a young age, a competitive attitude was evident in John Thorsen’s character.. Riding to school from the age of 10, Thorsen developed talent on the bike.. ‘‘I could beat my cousin, so I

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Shepparton News
Jul 19 2017
Sport

Diamond cut from country

Greater Shepparton Sports Hall of Fame. Liz Boniello wore the goal attack bib during trials for the 1987 under-16 Victorian netball team.. The selectors stopped the game midway through and asked Boniello to swap from goal attack to goal defence, the

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Shepparton News
Jul 12 2017
Sport

Church found holy water

Greater Shepparton Sports Hall of Fame. Kate Church’s life changed forever when she was 10.. ‘‘I was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danios Syndrome, a collegian deficiency which means you have too much movement in the joints of your

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Jul 11 2017
Sport

Running towards a dream

Growing up like any other child in the 1970s and 1980s, Tatura-raised Lee Naylor enjoyed the outdoors.. ‘‘I was a dairy farmer’s daughter, so was always out doing things ... I played lots of sports and just love it,’&rsquo

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Shepparton News
Jul 15 2017
Sport

True umpiring trailblazer

Greater Shepparton Sports Hall of Fame. Imagine telling Robert Flower, Robert DiPierdomenico or Mark ‘‘Jacko’’ Jackson to ease up on the football field.. That was Glenn James’ life for the eight years he spent umpiring

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Shepparton News
Jul 14 2017
Sport

Decided to hit road, Jack

Greater Shepparton Sports Hall of Fame. Jack Findlay was born in Mooroopna on February 5, 1935.. Growing up living in Northgate St, young Jack (born Cyril) fell in love with motorcycle racing and during his boyhood set his sights on a professional

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Shepparton News
Jul 13 2017
Sport

Edna queen of the greens

Edna Harling has spent nearly half of her 102 years playing bowls.. Born in Kerang, she moved to a host of towns depending on where her husband Chris was teaching.. With Mirboo North, Frankston, Sale and Avoca among the places she has lived, Harling

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Shepparton News
Jul 06 2017
Sport

Barry Wood

Rifle shooter . Wood joined Katandra Rifle Club in 1975 and found that he enjoyed his new sport and began to shoot well.. It wasn’t long before Wood was being noticed, as he shot scores that showed he was on the way up.. He went on to star at

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Shepparton News
Jul 12 2017
Sport

Elizabeth Boniello (Taverner)

Netballer. Boniello (nee Taverner) was the 115th player to represent Australia in netball.. She played her first international game in 1996 against New Zealand and the star defender was named best on court.. Boniello played nine games for Australi

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Shepparton News
Jul 12 2017
Sport

Clarice Power

Lawn and indoor bowler . Power was selected as part of the Australian side to represent the nation in bowls at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh.. She represented Australia in both indoor and outdoor bowls.. She won silver in the fours

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Shepparton News
Jul 12 2017
Sport

Bruce Quick

Pistol shooter . Pistol shooter Bruce Quick has headed to six Commonwealth Games with his eyes firmly focused on selection into a seventh at next year’s event on the Gold Coast.. Quick won gold at the 1990 Games in Auckland, forming a part of

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Shepparton News
Jul 12 2017
Sport

Shaun O’Brien

Cyclist. Shepparton’s Shaun O’Brien fell in love with track cycling while growing up and started a cycling career that saw him ride across the world at international level and become an Olympic medallist.. O’Brien started with

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Jul 12 2017
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