- Former Hamilton Imperials and Hamilton Kangaroos coach, and 2013 North Warrnambool assistant coach, Jake Myles is appointed senior coach of Portland for the 2014 season.
- Hamilton Kangaroos young stars Sarah Cleaver and Emily Kermeen represent Western Region’s 15 and Under squad at the State Netball Titles in Melbourne … Kermeen being named co-captain of the squad.
- Hamilton’s Matthew Champness wins the first race of the Portland triathlon season, conquering ‘The Beast’ event involving a 5km swim, 47km bike ride and 16km run, in under four hours.
- Grangeburn Bowling Club’s Robyn Thomassen is selected to represent Victoria in the 60+ National Championships.
- The Hamilton Kangaroos crown their inaugural best and fairest winners, where Hamish Waldron, Angus Brown and Lee Pye take out the senior, reserves and Under-18.5 football awards respectively. Hayley Huf wins the A grade netball best and fairest alongside Abbie Sheridan (A1), Tamara Milne and Zoe VanKalken (A2), Aly Smead (U-17), Emily Kermeen (U-15) and Denver Henson (U-13).
Full story in The Spectator on Thursday, January 2, 2014.