Cougars Head Interstate

Cougars Head Interstate

21/02/2018, Victoria, Basketball, Big V Basketball, Article # 25858503

This weekend the four McKinnon Cougar Big V teams are heading over the Bass Strait to Tasmania for a preseason hit out, playing against Tasmanian teams the Hobart Chargers Mens and Women, Launceston Tornadoes, NW Thunder, Basketball Tasmania State Teams and Launceston Basketball Association. Players, coaches and support staff are departing by air Friday evening & early Saturday morning for the weekend.


“The weekend is about bringing the senior program together as one, as well as having some tough competition to test ourselves in readiness for the 2018 season commencing in a few weeks, says McKinnon GM, Alison Cody. A special thank you to Basketball Tasmania’s CEO, Chris McCoy for bringing this together for the second year.
Join renowned big wave surfer Mark Matthews for an evening of big wave stories

Join renowned big wave surfer Mark Matthews for an evening of big wave stories

20/02/2018, Victoria, Surfing, Surfing Victoria, Article # 25849172

Join renowned big wave surfer Mark Matthews as he discusses strategies to overcome personal fears and improve performance


Presented by Modom Surf and Surfing Victoria, the keynote will be an engaging and empowering presentation packed with results driven Strategies. As a highly sought after international speaker, Mathews’ surfer chill vibe and magnetic charisma, has graced the stages of leading companies worldwide. From Google, Sony, Intel, to MasterCard, he instantly captures audiences with his epic tales and spectacular ocean- themed adventure simulations.

Obsessed with the relationship between personal growth, high performance and fulfilment, Mathewsis on a mission: Offer game changing ways to adapt to stress and increase wonder in the lives of others. He has deconstructed, fine-tuned, and personalised emotion and resilience techniques to successfully strengthen ones mindset and sustain long term performance.


The Details:

Yoke Yoga
2 Baines Cres, Torquay 

Sunday 25th February - 7:30pm

Ticket Prices:
Surfing Victoria & Torquay BRC Members: $30
Public: $50

Purchase Tickets Here
The Woorrangalook Victorian Koori Surf Titles celebrates two decades of Indigenous Surfing

The Woorrangalook Victorian Koori Surf Titles celebrates two decades of Indigenous Surfing

20/02/2018, Victoria, Surfing, Surfing Victoria, Article # 25846605

The Woorrangalook Victorian Koori Surf Titles celebrates two decades of Indigenous Surfing

Click here for Complimentary Photo Gallery Download!

Photo Gallery Includes:
Jindarra Couzens (Portland, above photo), Winners photos, group photos and surfing photos.

Photo Credit: Elley Harrison / Surfing Victoria

For Immediate Release:

Urquhart Bluff, Great Ocean Road (Tuesday, 20th February 2018): The Woorrangalook Victorian Koori Surf Titles was held over the weekend at Urquhart Bluff on the Great Ocean Road.
More than 120 indigenous surfers from across the state gathered to celebrate the 20th annual event, which brings together indigenous communities in a fun weekend of surfing and indigenous culture.
Communities represented at the event included East Gippsland, Portland and the South West, Koroit, Bendigo, Ballarat, Shepparton, Metropolitan Melbourne, Bass Coast, Mornington Peninsula as well as Geelong and the Surf Coast.

The event was opened on Saturday by Corrina Eccles and the Deadly Dancers Troupe who cleansed the event with a traditional smoking ceremony. This was followed by learn to surf sessions where all of the participants were given a skills and a water safety lesson. Saturday saw pumping conditions with light offshore winds and sunny skies. In the afternoon the junior competitive divisions were finalised along with the Open Women and Masters Women.
Sunday saw slightly smaller waves were both Open and Masters men’s divisions were contested. Jordie Campbell of Sandy Point won his 10th consecutive Open Men’s Title and gained a wildcard into the Rip Curl Pro Trials at Bells Beach.

“This event is such a fun weekend” said Campbell.
“Its awesome to see so many communities gather together and spend the weekend at the beach enjoying the ocean.”
Under 13 Girls Champion Fenella Collins from Pt Leo, Joe Joe Hayes-Griggs from the Latrobe Valley and Blade Butler of Geelong were awarded surfboards donated by Strong Brother, Strong Sister and painted with traditional Indigenous artwork by Cormach Evans.
The Good Sports Award provided the Department of Justice was awarded to Alla Purcell from the Macarthur in South West Victoria. 

U/6 Mixed: Jarven Hume (Healsville)
U/10 Girls: Sapphira Mobourne (Latrobe Valley)
U/10 Boys: Isaac Boney (Hamilton)
U/13 Girls: Fenella Collins (Pt Leo)
U/13 Boys: Donshay Bonney (Hamilton)
U/16 Girls: Amber Harrison (Lakes Entrance)
U/16 Boys: Zade Kennedy (Geelong)
U/18 Girls: Sonya Graham (Geelong)
U/18 Boys: Aaron Wunungmurra (Melbourne)
Open Women: Corrina Eccles (Torquay)
Open Men: Jordie Campbell (Sandy Point)
Masters Women: Corrina Eccles (Torquay)
Masters Men: Rhys Collins (Pt Leo)

The Woorrangalook Victorian Koori Surf Titles is presented by VicHealth and Play It Safe by the Water and Supported by Wathaurong Co-Op, Wathaurong Glass, Corangamite Catchment Management Authority, CFMEU, Parks Victoria, Strong Brother Strong Sister, Department of Justice, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, ONABAC, Cancer Council Sunscreen, Strapper, Modom, Patagonia, VACSAL, Surf Coast Bin Hire and Farm Foods.
Wanted: Mildura D1W Recruit

Wanted: Mildura D1W Recruit

20/02/2018, Victoria, Basketball, Big V Basketball, Article # 25845363
Eureka Garages & Sheds Series R10 Goes to Grant Stansfield

Eureka Garages & Sheds Series R10 Goes to Grant Stansfield

18/02/2018, Victoria, Motorsport-Speedway, Victorian Speedway Racing, Article # 25829369

Wildcats Coaching Appointments

Wildcats Coaching Appointments

16/02/2018, Victoria, Basketball, Big V Basketball, Article # 25809218
Check out the link below to see who is at the helm of the Wildcats Big V teams for the 2018 season. Wildcats Coaching Appointments
Western Speedway Comes Alive with the Eureka Sprintcar Series

Western Speedway Comes Alive with the Eureka Sprintcar Series

14/02/2018, Victoria, Motorsport-Speedway, Victorian Speedway Racing, Article # 25784909

2018 Cougar Cup

2018 Cougar Cup

12/02/2018, Victoria, Basketball, Big V Basketball, Article # 25767395
On Sunday at Rowville Secondary College the McKinnon & Keysborough played for the annual Cougars Cup. Now in its 13th year and decided by cumulative scores, the McKinnon Cougars were looking to get it back after relinquishing it in 2017. Game one saw the youth men play a very competitive game with the game locked at a draw 56- 56 at full time, this was followed by the senior men with Keysborough taking a double digit early lead before McKinnon settled and took the game out with a 60 - 69 win with the Cougar Cup returning to McKinnon for 2018.
2018 Big V Fixture Release

2018 Big V Fixture Release

06/02/2018, Victoria, Basketball, Big V Basketball, Article # 25738327

With the season set to kick off on 17 March 2018, 145 teams across 47 associations will compete for 12 divisional championships ranging from State Championship Men/Women right through to Youth League Two Men/Women.

The competition will run through until the final game played on the weekend of 1st/2nd September 2018. 

There will not be any games held on the weekends of 31 March/1 April (Easter Weekend) or 9/10 June (Queen's Birthday - Origin Series).

Defending State Championship Men champions kick their season off on the road in a grand final rematch against arch rivals Waverley, while the newly promoted Keilor Thunder host Corio Bay. In State Championship Women, defending champs Sunbury host Hume City in a big clash. The Thunder women who are new to the women's top flight are on the road to Ringwood in a difficult opener.

The Collingwood All Stars host Melbourne Uni in their Division One Men's debut; while in Division One Women, defending champions Chelsea play host to Western Port and D2W champs Warrnambool host Latrobe City after being promoted. In Division Two Women, Melton returns with a home game against Coburg.

In Youth competitions, Kilsyth kickstart their campaign hosting Blackburn in sight of another Molten Victorian Youth Championship Men's title. Keilor return to the top flight of youth men with a trip to Boroondara to visit Hawthorn. Sandringham travel to newly promoted Warrandyte to start their Molten Victorian Youth Championship women's campaign, while the Venom have a double header as they also travel to Kilsyth in the opening weekend of the season.

Casey host Camberwell in their first Youth League One Men's action, while Sunbury host Chelsea in the same scenario in Youth League One Women. 

Finally, the league re-welcomes the Frankston Blues to the competition as their Youth League Two Men and Women tackle Pakenham throughout the opening weekend. To view the full 2018 fixture, please click here. - Ends -