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Red for Aleyna

Edith Creek Primary School’s Aleyna Harrison was humbled by the support of her classmates as they donned red to raise awareness for cystic fibrosis. Diagnosed at birth, Aleyna has led a more complicated life than most children her age.  Cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition that occurs when a person inherits the gene from both parents.  On average, one in 25 people carry the cystic...
Over the generations 

Over the generations 

Circular Head Netball Association this month marks 75 years of camaraderie and sportsmanship.  Established in 1944 by Miss Smith, who later became Mrs Paice, the association started with six teams and was known as Circular Head Basketball Association.  In the 1960s it became known as Circular Head Netball Association and on May 24, 1986, the netball courts were opened at the Smithton...
Learning young

Learning young

Isaac and Isabella McGlone have grown up on the land.  On the family farm in the rolling hills of Alcomie, the siblings share in the day-to-day of running a property.  It is here that over the years, Isaac has developed an interest in crop farming. Simple stuff, he says, like turnips and potatoes.  Of course, then there’s the machinery, of which he’s taken a particular liking...
Big week for Ryan

Big week for Ryan

Circular Head local Ryan Gardner booted his first AFL goal in Perth, Western Australia on Sunday, after just six days on the Western Bulldogs’ playing list.  Gardner was initially taken in by the Geelong Cats with pick 59 in the 2015 NAB AFL Draft, but was delisted at the end of 2018 without debuting at senior level. “It’s a cut throat industry,” Gardner says. “One week you’re close to...
North west’s best

North west’s best

Six Circular Head locals represented the region as part of the north west side in April.  Mason Brown, Austin McLaren, Nash Walker, Michael Innes-Smith, Jakhan Wells and Jaylan Bryan were all asked to take part in a rigorous selection process.  Trying out was no easy feat, with all six of the boys travelling to Ulverstone frequently for training sessions and practice...
Unsung heroes

Unsung heroes

Circular Head’s servant hearted were acknowledged during National Volunteer Week (May 20 to 26) on Friday.  Those who selflessly give of their time to help out others were thanked during an event held at Wyndarra Centre.  Circular Head has always had more than it’s fair share of volunteers.  Results from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ 2016 Census reveal 23.7 per cent of...

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