Entries by Bruce Valpied

Geoffrey William Torney AM – Vale

VALE:   Geoff Torney AM Geoffrey W Torney AM Geoffrey passed away on June 14th. 2017. Member since 1969. Club Committee for 5 Years. President 1978/1980. Sportsperson of the Year prestigious Mackenzie Award recipient in 2010 for his services to Sport (Horse Racing). Sportsperson of the Year Committee Member for 2 years. Respected Mentor and […]

Holly Dobbyn wins at Stawell

WHEN the gates loomed about 10 metres ahead, Holly Dobbyn could feel she was clear in front, having burst past all her rivals. Excitement kicked in, so too the adrenaline, and she surged at the finish to capture the $6000 Stawell Women’s Gift 120m handicap title yesterday. All preparations had been for this moment after […]

Tamsin Hinchley

From Club Secretary Bruce Valpied:   I recently had a chat to Tamsin and asked how things were going with her now following her ankle reconstruction last year and the birth of  Al’s and her second child just before last Christmas.   It was great to here from Tamsin who is highly regarded as a friend […]

Port Macquarie Ironman 2014

A number of Ballarat Sportsmen’s Club Members have travelled to Port Macquarie again this year to participate in the annual Ironman Events. Greg McIntosh, Wayne Mattthews, Graham Cheeseman, Michael Edgar, Craig Schepis, John Burt and his two sons Adrian & Ashley along with Club friend Brett O’Neill. Club Members and friends wish them all well. […]

Josh Brien

Mick O’Neill Swimming Award winner and rising Ballarat swimming star Josh Brien has had a top six finish in the Australian All-Age Swimming Championships in Sydney. A Ballarat Gold Swimming Club Member Josh  claimed sixth place in the boys 12-13 years’ 100m backstroke final. Josh qualified for the 10 strong final with the 8th. fasted […]