Nippers shine in difficult conditions on the Surf Coast

By Mark Heenan Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club Nippers warmed up for the Victorian Junior Lifesaving Championships in March with strong performances at Jan Juc this month. The three-day state championships will take place at Warrnambool from March 7-9, across the Labour Day long weekend. Around 117 OGSLSC junior competitors braved the windy and […]

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Brave Grubbers fall short in decider

By Mark Heenan Ocean Grove senior women cricketers can be proud of their achievements in their first season of competitive club cricket, according to Grubber playing skipper Jacquie Johnston. The Grubbers lost a last over thriller in the Geelong Cricket Association Barwon region Women’s T20 final to Colac-based Irrewarra on February 16. The Redbacks won […]

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Hundreds take the plunge at Barwon Heads Triathlon

By Mark Heenan Hundreds of competitors took part in this year’s fifth annual Barwon Heads Triathlon on February 16. Torquay’s Adam Conquest was the first across the finish line, thanks to a brilliant 14-kilometre bike leg. Conquest maintained strong speeds on the bike leg, which took in the Thirteenth Beach surrounds. Competing in the 40-49 […]

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Lifesavers represent Victoria

By Justin Flynn Ocean Grove senior surf lifesavers sacrificed their school holidays to train and compete in the Interstate Challenge in Queensland. A number of Ocean Grove senior team members were selected to represent their respective state teams for events at Alexander Headlands beach on the Sunshine Coast. The annual competition is a points challenge […]

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Distress over bushfire losses

As I write this Ocean Grove is shrouded by a thick blanket of smoke from the disaster of Gippsland, Kangaroo Island and the New South Wales bushfires. The last 12 months have been totally distressing for lovers of the Australian bush and animals, with loss of habitats, drought, poisoning, and now fires contributing to countless […]

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Bishop’s blessing for safe haven

Ocean Grove’s home away from home for young women completing VCE was visited by the Anglican Bishop for the Geelong region. Last Thursday, Bishop Kate Prowd toured Debbie’s Place, which provides accommodation and support for three teenage girls from the Bellarine who are at risk of not completing their VCE satisfactorily, or not at all, […]

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