Traveller’s picks

Stanley fared well in the world’s largest travel website, TripAdvisor’s, 2013 awards, picking up five accommodation awards, four eatery awards and one attraction award. With Smithton also receiving one accolade. In the category of accommodation the Certificate of Excellence Award winners in Circular Head were: Beachside Retreat West Inlet, Hanlon House B&B, Old Cable Station, …

6 years ago

Kid’s day for Xander

Fundraiser. Redpa Football Club will host a kid’s day and trade table on Sunday, raising money for baby Xander Redman who is living at the Royal Children’s Hospital. RFC queen Wyomi-Belle Heres said all are welcome to the family day starting with a sausage sizzle at 12pm. Activities for children will follow, as well as …

6 years ago

Locked competition

CHHA. In Saturday’s thrilling draw between Irishtown and Robins, Irishtown came out of the gates early with a goal through Emma Ling. Irishtown was all over a lack lustre Robins in the first half. Annabel Dixon dominated in the midfield, creating play and organising her young charges Tori Horton and Emma Ling.The injured Sammy Byard scored …

6 years ago
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Councillors’ row

Feud. The public clashing of councillors Jeanie Murrell and Rodney Hardy came to a head on Monday night when husband Joe Murrell asked if the council condones abuse. He was asserting that there had been a year-long tirade of negative comments Cr Hardy had sporadically made about fellow councillors on his Facebook page. He raised …

6 years ago

Redpa still red hot

CHFA. Round 13 of the Circular Head Football Association saw Redpa coach Koel Nicholls make his return at home against Trowutta City. After being sidelined for weeks with a hamstring injury, Nicholls was straight down to business kicking four goals for the Red Legs before being forced to leave the ground with concussion. While Nicholls …

6 years ago

Girls on fire

Basketball. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints’ under-14 girls team was elated last weekend, following a win in division two of the state championships. Played out in Somerset on Saturday and Sunday, the girls were on fire with comfortable wins in all their games, before taking on Somerset in the final on Sunday afternoon. The first …

6 years ago

As close as it gets

NTFL. The Van Diemen’s Land Smithton Saints’ seniors drew against Ulverstone over the weekend in a rollercoaster match, ending 15.11 (101) to 15.11 (101). The Saints welcomed back Scott Bryan, Guy Kearnes and Jarrod Watling from injury but were without the services of ruckman Deon Pyke for the important clash. Smithton had the majority of …

6 years ago
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Hard-fought draw for Saints

GNL men. The Rocky Cape Tavern Smithton Saints forced a gutsy 4-4 draw against City Marians last Saturday. In the opening minutes of the match the Saints found themselves having to play tight defensive hockey in an effort to keep the City forwards off the score sheet, but after a series of penalty corners the …

6 years ago

Tassie’s hockey goldmine

Hockey. Circular Head hockey continues to earn its bragging rights, by again delivering double figures this year as junior state team representatives. Matching the number of junior representatives in 2010 and 2011, and just shy of 2012’s 12, the impressive figure of 11 players illustrates the association’s dedication. Circular Head Hockey coach Ara Popowski said …

6 years ago