Local Legend. Kevin Radford

“I had a boss that said to me: ‘A lot of people who retire from work, retire from living’ – so I keep myself going.” Traralgon newspaper The Journal and the Record once described 74-year-old Kevin Radford – then playing football for the Traralgon Maroons – as a “giant”. Standing at an imposing 189 centimetres …

4 years ago

Shaun the Sheep

Attraction. This year’s Circular Head Show has a few surprises in store, and Shaun the Sheep from South Rhodes is one of them. Shaun was found near Stonehenge (Midlands) in August 2014 after disappearing from a property on the East Coast six years ago and wandering in the bush ever since. When he was shorn, …

4 years ago

Open play for pets

Permits. Four dog exercise areas across Circular Head are being tabled for public consultation to provide man’s best friend with some supervised freedom. Alongside a review of the council’s dog management and animal policies, the potential off-leash zones will allow owners to legally let their pets roam free without having to worry about receiving a …

4 years ago
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Life-changing trip

Experience. Three local residents have returned home with a fresh perspective after encountering more than they bargained for during an uplifting trip to Uganda. Dreambuilders Church members Trevor Spinks, Damien Heres and Arjan van Adrichem travelled to the remote village of Weswa earlier this month for an 11-day trip, exploring the area and assisting a …

4 years ago

Wat a batsman

CNW. Another unbeaten innings to Circular Head Cowbiz Colts all-rounder Pearce Watling helped to secure two bonus points against Sheffield on Sunday. In their first home game of the season, the Colts won the toss and sent the Mountaineers in to bat, with tight bowling restricting the away side to 5/68 as the innings wore …

4 years ago

TC’s clean sweep


CHCA. Trowutta-Combine tasted success across all grades in round two of the local competition on Saturday, highlighted by a century to B Grade coach Leigh Grey. At Smithton, TC’s B Grade side won the toss and elected to bat, with Grey’s innings of 104 the major highlight to guide the home side to a total …

4 years ago

Diving into comp

Event. Circular Head Amateur Swimming Club was represented by five members at the Burnie Aquatic Centre on Saturday in its first major event outside of Smithton. Jared O’Connor, Kelsey Gallaher, Glen O’Connor, Lloyd Gallaher and Levi Quilliam competed in the Betta Milk Burnie 100 on Saturday, testing themselves in a range of events against entrants …

4 years ago
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No cliché for Cle-Kay

Competition. Three champion pairs emerged from an overcast day’s play in Smithton Tennis Club’s first tournament of the season on Saturday. The Doubles Championships saw 26 players take to the courts, with Sam Cleland and Josh Kay (A Grade men), Rowan Popowski and James Arnold (B Grade men) and Paige Ferguson and Leanne Gifford (women) …

4 years ago

Overtime thrillers for Smithton

Masters. A mix of past and present Smithton Basketball Club players combined at the weekend to compete in the Tasmanian Masters Basketball Tournament in Latrobe. Current Saints women Alisha Barry, Katrina Furphy and Gemma Korpershoek were joined by Belinda Simpson, Angela Jackson, Tammy Edwards, Jo Morgan-French and sisters Rhonda Odgers and Rebecca Wilson in Division …

4 years ago

Life-changing trip

Experience. Three local residents have returned home with a fresh perspective after encountering more than they bargained for during an uplifting trip to Uganda. Dreambuilders Church members Trevor Spinks, Damien Heres and Arjan van Adrichem travelled to the remote village of Weswa earlier this month for an 11-day trip, exploring the area and assisting a …

4 years ago
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