Footy a sport for all

Bringing football to a wider audience is the aim of Mallee Sports Assembly’s All Abilities Football Program, and that aim is being reached thanks to the help of the South Mildura Sporting Club and in particular its volunteers. Angus Dearlove catches up with young South Mildura footballer Connor Irwin about the 2019 edition of the […]

No room for sibling rivalry

Often when brothers and sisters get together there’s a little bit of tension. But not between Arron and Teagan Hartwig. The pair caught up with Sunraysia Life motorsport guru Wade Aunger to talk about their love of their chosen chariot – a speedway sidecar. Pictures: Wade Aunger THEY aren’t in it for a joyride. There’s […]

Meet the man behind the gate

It is the people behind the scenes that make the picture work. At Mildura’s Olympic Park Bob Crump is one of those people. Wade Aunger sat down with the man to find out more about what makes him tick. Pictures: Wade Aunger People notice the bright track lights that line the Olympic Park Speedway. People […]

Thinking about Finke

The Finke Desert Race is more than just a test of sporting endurance. It’s a lifestyle. Encompassing close to 230km from Alice Springs to Finke and then the same again from Finke back to Alice, the off road, multi terrain two-day race for bikes, cars, buggies and quads to the small Aputula (Finke) community and […]

A love for giving

Sporting clubs thrive on volunteers to keep running. Nichols Point Cricket Club is one of many in Sunraysia that rely on unpaid man hours to keep running. Travers Zanker is one of those who just keep giving their time and energy. Already awarded Cricket Victoria’s Volunteer Of The Year, Travers is now in the running […]

Shaun set for big fight

Eighteen-year-old Kings Billabong boxer Shaun Jackson is on the rise. He’s gearing up for one of the biggest fights in his career this weekend, against Queenslander Kalob Gray, in Melbourne. Shaun sat down with Angus Dearlove to go through fight preparation and where he’s going next after the Gray match. Picture: Louise Barker BOXING is […]

Bishop’s baseball passion

Ian Bishop is one of the gentlemen of Sunraysia sport. The baseball identity has just been awarded life membership to Baseball Victoria, almost 35 years after being bestowed the same honour to the Sunraysia Baseball League. The 78-year-old sat down with Angus Dearlove to talk about his love affair with baseball, and what his latest […]

A bright future

Two months after the opening of their $180,000 new clubrooms, the Mildura Workers Bowls Club is flourishing. In 2005 the club was struggling, having lost its own facility on the corner of 10th and Deakin. Club president Barry Ryland and secretary Ron Boyd discuss the club’s future and just how far they’ve come with Angus […]