Tuesday August 20, 2019
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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...
Jurassic sighting

Jurassic sighting

The sleepy streets of Stanley quivered with a low echoing rumble.  Rubble cascaded from the Nut as the ground quaked with the slow and steady steps of a terrifying prehistoric predator trolling along Church Street.  Heads turned, cars slowed. Toby the T-Rex was in town.  Despite his alarming appearance, the 66-million-year-old carnivore was nothing more than a gentle giant,...
Never too old

Never too old

Having notched up 300 games in Tigers colours a few weeks ago, Stacey Champion-Williams reflects on a hockey career that started not all that long ago. Growing up with sister Georgina Jackson, Stacey had always played netball, while Georgina preferred hockey. “I always said I’d never play it,” Stacey laughs. “Now I’ve played it more than 300 times.” Stacey first picked up a stick when she...
Sticking with it

Sticking with it

Richard Cornish’s illustrious Smithton Saints career includes over 300 games and zero premierships. Playing ever since he could hold a stick, Cornish began his career playing on grass in school minkey. Eight years later, he made the switch to turf and graduated to junior hockey, clocking up games all along the coast with best mate Nick Stokes at his side. There’s been a lot of wins, goals and...

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