Good sports at St Leonards


DID you know that St Leonards has a rich sporting history?
The cricket club was established in 1947. Competing in the Bellarine Peninsula Cricket Association, the club reached its peak in 2003/04 when it won the A Grade premiership, but the club drifted into decline and only fielded one team (a D Grade side) in 2008.
The rebirth of the club began and last season it fielded three sides (one in C Grade where it made the grand final and two in D Grade). The club hopes to progress to a B Grade next season with the aim of re-entering A Grade at some stage in the future.
Other sporting interests in the town are bowls, yachting, golf, tennis and soccer in which the Bellarine Sharks won the premiership in 2008.
St Leonards had an Australian Rules football club from 1985 to 1991 in the Bellarine league but moved to the Geelong District League, and is now disbanded. Portarlington added the St Leonards name for the 1996/97 seasons, but reverted back to their original name in 1998.
And then of course there’s the fishing Рwith the bay considered one of the best spots for catching snapper and the pier is the spot to catch squid.