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Plenty of enthusiasm: pictured at the $100,000 announcement are (from left) AFL Goldfields manager Rod Ward, Gisborne Football Netball Club president John Wood and AFL Victoria's manager Shayne Ward. The Ward brothers formerly played football and cricket at Gisborne.

AFL kicks in $100,000

AFL Victoria is providing $100,000 towards the multi-million dollar Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct sports fields at New Gisborne. Mayor Jennifer Anderson said the AFL's...
Preparing to compete: Harcourt's Brasher family features five keen mountain biking members who are looking forward to this weekend's competition Pictured (left to right) are Owen Brasher,13, Al Brasher, 15, Andrea Brasher, Sammy Brasher, 10, Brian Brasher, Paddy Brasher, 4, and Declan Brasher, 7.

Riders raring to race

Harcourt's new mountain bike park hosts its first major competitive mountain biking event this Sunday. The Goldfields Winter Series is expected to bring up to...
MRF referees, who must be more than 13 years of age, are provided with an opportunity to work as a team, support each other and develop through various stages of competence.

Futsal refs get involved

Futsal is a sport growing in leaps and bounds in the Macedon Ranges. This modified form of soccer, traditionally played indoors, is growing in popularity...
Greens candidate for Northern Victoria Nicole Rowan (centre) on site at the proposed sports precinct location with members of the Macedon Ranges volleyball, netball, basketball and futsal community. Photo: Julian Meehan

Sports precinct gains momentum

Macedon Ranges Shire Council is advocating for state and federal government support for a Regional Sports Precinct in New Gisborne. Last week the council met...
Ray Tadd

Match 500 for a sport master

If, when he began playing junior footy for Macedon in 1981, Ray Tadd had listened to people who told him that he was "not...
A photo of the photographer - Ties Urie.

A different look at footy

A special project in a university course has extended into a season-long behind the scenes photographic study of Woodend-Hesket's senior football team. Ties Urie will...
Castlemaine's Kal Huntly shrugs off a tackle from Gisborne's Thomas Wood. Photo: Peter Banko

Consistency works for Bulldogs

Gisborne took on Castlemaine on Saturday at the Magpie's home ground with the aim of winning back to back games and playing four consistent...
Guccione, standing centre, with members of the squad.

Learning from one of the best

Pathways to becoming a professional tennis player, developing weapons and enhancing training habits were the key messages in Sunday's session of the Macedon Ranges...
Ben Plant was a major goal-booting force behind Kyneton's win

Senior men on a roll

After a slow start to the season, the Kyneton District Soccer Club's senior men have won their last three games. On Sunday, they took on...
KFNC's 2018 senior footballers model the commemorative jumper.

Limited edition … get in quick!

Do you have a special number you, your dad or grandfather played in for the Kyneton Tigers? The Kyneton Football Netball Club has produced a...
Cats by One-point

Cats by just one point!

The 2018 Riddell League football season kicked off on Saturday with a frenetic, pulsating encounter as reigning premier Macedon survived a desperate late charge...

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Always an honour

“No matter the outcome, it’s always an honour to wear the green and gold.” This was the reaction of...

Podcast a finalist