Starting school age changes

Future. New proposed changes to the Education Act have been met with concern as locals question the benefit in lowering the school starting age for Tasmanian children. Minister for Education and Training Jeremy Rockliff announced last Thursday that the government would make a change to its proposal to lower the starting school age for Prep. …

2 years ago

Giants lose by percentage

NWFL. In the final North West Football League round of the season, the Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants produced two wins against the Burnie Dockers. The Seniors picked up a 47-point win, but have sadly missed out on finals by just two per cent as they finished equal on points with East Devonport. Meanwhile the …

2 years ago

Canaries claim Grand Final spot

CHHA. The Circular Head Hockey Association played out the first and second Semi Finals on Saturday to decide whose season would end and who would progress to the Grand Final. In both Division Two and Three, Robins and Mustangs met in the first Semi Final and with their season on the line players’ determination was …

2 years ago
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Bias bowls winners

Victory. Stanley Bowls Club has been successful at winning back-to-back Grand Finals in the Circular Head Indoor Bias Bowls Association 2016 pennant season. The eight bowlers proudly represented CHIBBA at the Western Division Pennant Final at Smithton last Saturday, competing against teams from the Burnie and Wynyard associations, with the Burnie team claiming the right …

2 years ago

Forest Stanley prevail

CHFA. Forest Stanley continued their dominant season by securing a place in the Grand Final following a spectacular 86-point victory in the second Semi Final on Saturday. In a highly anticipated round, Forest Stanley hosted their Irishtown competitors for the Circular Head Football Association’s second Semi Final showdowns. Following a slow start, the Demons led …

2 years ago

Rumbling with the Roos

Football. Smithton’s Bailey Grey has successfully secured a place in North Melbourne Football Club’s inaugural ‘Next Generation Academy’. The young talent was one of 600 footballers statewide to try out for the academy, successfully gaining a place in the 36-man north-west squad ahead of more than 160 participants. The training academy is a result of …

2 years ago

Crole scores for Smithton 

GNL women. The Rocky Cape Tavern Saints were defeated by South Burnie during Saturday’s round 17 proceedings in the Greater Northern League. The Hawks held a home-game advantage at McKenna Park with their visitors lacking several strong players. Circular Head Hockey Association’s Andy Crole of Tigers Hockey Club donned red, white and black for the …

2 years ago
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South sabotage Saints 

GNL men. An undermanned Rocky Cape Tavern Saints outfit met South Burnie at McKenna Park on Saturday in round 17 of the Greater Northern League. Overthrowing the Hawks would not be an easy task for the Saints especially as their opponents remain in the race for finals. Four exclusions, including their goalkeeper, meant Smithton were …

2 years ago

Saints GF favourites 

NWBU. Smithton Basketball Club’s Under 16 boys hold premiership hopes after a whopping 61-38 victory over the Ulverstone Hoppers in Somerset on Sunday. The young Saints had a stellar season in the North West Basketball Union’s Junior Coastal competition finishing as undefeated ladder leaders. However a hiccup in the Semi Finals ruined this perfect record …

2 years ago

Give it a TRY, ladies

Event. Following on from a successful inaugural endeavour, the ‘Women’s TRY-athlon and Fun Run’ is back. The event inspired women across Circular Head last year, promoting positive body image, inclusive participation and for many was a fun, social outlet. Despite the sudden closure of the Circular Head War Memorial Swimming Pool and with it the …

2 years ago