Sport

Cycling widow calls on community to take the Road Safety Week Pledge
News
"I don't want David's death to be in vain," Merimbula's Louise Brand says. "We need to start talking about road rage and dealing with that." Louise Brand is a person who understands the impact of road trauma all too well. Tragically her partner of 40 years David, a fit and vibrant 72-year-old father, was catastrophically injured in a road rage...
A mother’s love: The driving force behind Brumbies Tom Ross
Sport
Bernie Ross is adamant one of the best decisions she ever made was making her five-year-old son wear headgear, but funnily enough, it wasn't for his own safety. She was more concerned for the other five-year-olds who would come off worse after being hit with a tackle from her son Tom. "I was worried about all the other little boys...
Tathra-Kalaru-Bega, & Lake St Merimbula bike paths update – progress!
News
While progress may seem slow, both the Kalaru-Tathra and Lake Street Merimbula shared paths are moving ahead, says Daniel Djikic, Manager of Project Development Assets and Operations for Bega Valley Shire Council. Soon we'll all be whizzing along both paths on our bikes, but for now, we must be content with the satisfaction of seeing small sections of path take shape,...
TEDx Sydney back in Bega on May 24, get your tickets here and now
What's On
Over the last two years, TEDx Sydney has found a home in the hearts and minds of the Bega Valley. For a third consecutive year About Regional and the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre are partnering to bring this day of ideas and conversation to Bega for a unique day of thinking and inspiration. TED is a nonprofit organisation devoted to spreading...
Narooma community land up for Council discussion
Community
The future of Narooma's community spaces is up for discussion at Eurobodalla Shire Council. The results will guide the development and management of a large swathe of Narooma’s public land, including Bill Smyth and NATA ovals, the Wagonga Inlet foreshore, Ken Rose Park, and the leisure and swimming centre. Eurobodalla Shire Mayor Liz Innes says the current conversation is a...
Bega Bombers Aussie Rules Club welcomes kids 5 to 10 years
Sport
Two of the region's best young Aussie Rules players are about to take charge of the Bega Bombers Auskick program. Auskick is designed to improve the hand, eye coordination skills of local boys and girls from the age of just five years. Based on a number of fun games designed to keep every child engaged, the Bomber's program kicks off on...
Brogo Dam still open for fishing despite annual zero catch rules for NSW
Environment
The annual zero bag limit for Australian Bass and Estuary Perch from all rivers and estuaries in NSW is now in play - so head to Brogo Dam instead! NSW Department of Primary Industries Senior Fisheries Manager Inland, Cameron Westaway, says the closure protects fish species during their spawning period. “During the winter months these popular native sports fish species...
What keeps Raiders’ Peter Mulholland positive as he battles cancer
Sport
Canberra Raiders recruitment manager Peter Mulholland is positive about virtually everything, which is no mean feat when you consider he is battling a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. It was an observation from his wife when he seemed out of breath after walking only 80 metres down his driveway that eventually led to the cancer diagnosis earlier this year. Now, he’s...
What’s in a name? The case for the Brumbies to re-introduce ‘ACT’ into its name
Sport
The renewed push by television broadcasters calling on the names of Super Rugby teams to better reflect where the teams come from can’t come soon enough. Last weekend the Brumbies played the Lions. They also face the Stormers, the Sharks, the Bulls, the Blues, the Highlanders and the Hurricanes, amongst other teams in Super Rugby. I would suggest that outside...
Seasonal fishing rules now in place on the Thredbo and Eucumbene Rivers
Sport
The annual trout spawning season in the Snowy Mountains starts today - May 1, with seasonal fishing rules now in place on the Thredbo River and its tributaries and the Eucumbene River and its tributaries, upstream of the Lake Eucumbene dam wall, including Providence Portal. Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Senior Inland Fisheries Manager, Cameron Westaway, says “Restrictions are in...
The Eurobodalla ‘needs a hero’
Community
Bonnie Tyler said it best with her 1984 hit 'Holding Out for a Hero'. "I need a hero," Bonnie sings. "I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night "He's gotta be strong and he's gotta be fast "And he's gotta be fresh from the fight "I need a hero," she sings Eurobodalla locals have until this...
From Canberra to Freetown: a Motivate Football Academy story
Sport
Kitsana 'Jimmy' Muongsene knew first hand how expensive it was to pay for football coaching. He also knew how football made him a better person. So he founded Motivate Football Academy Australia to provide a professional training program to low socioeconomic footballers. Attracting players from Sudan, Liberia, Nigeria and many other countries, Jimmy ran his football academy for refugees or players...
Work about to start on new playground for Mogo
Community
“Mogo is a small town that’s big on character but short on recreation facilities, and we’re really pleased to be able to provide this upgrade,” says Mark Upson, Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Recreation Services Manager. Plans to transform the Mogo Sports Oval into a new recreation space are about to take off creating a new place for the community can gather...
Why Josh Mann-Rea has been one of the Brumbies’ most popular players
Sport
At 38 years, Josh Mann-Rea is at an age where those still playing often become worried about their future in the game, with fears time and opportunities are quickly passing them by. Mann-Rea is the complete opposite. He expresses gratitude for every opportunity that has come his way. Nothing is taken for granted. He has never been put on a...
The reasons behind the Canberra Raiders success so far this season
Sport
For the 30 years that I was an employee with the ABC up until August last year, I had close day-to-day contact with the Raiders players. Now, I have very little. Last week, for the first time since walking away from my full-time sports role, I spent time witnessing the team dynamics prior to Sunday’s game against the Broncos. Winning...
Josh Papalii holding off the Easter eggs till the Raiders bring home the chocolates
Sport
12 months can be a long time in rugby league. Just ask Canberra Raiders forward Josh Papalii. Last season in the lead up to the Green Machine's round six clash, the Queensland State of Origin and Australian representative was coming back from a stint with the Mounties after an underwhelming start to the season. Fast forward to 2019 and the...
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