IT is that time of the year when horses and riders are geared up for another successful year of polocrosse and the Casterton Polocrosse Club is ready to tackle the country’s finest in various tournaments around the state. 140205cn47
CRICKET AFTER another week of excessive summer heat, the Casterton District Association executive decided to cancel all senior and junior cricket last Saturday. Cricket Victoria has a comprehensive set of extreme heart guidelines, which are designed to look after the health and welfare of players and umpires. On code red days, cricket is cancelled automatically. Once the forecast temperature reaches the 40s, the clubs are consulted and they decide whether cricket takes place. All clubs are represented on the association executive. This is the first time since Black Saturday in 2009 that heat has caused a complete cancellation. Both senior and junior games become one-day games this Saturday. Ladder The senior points table is: Edenhope 150, Pigeon Ponds 146, Casterton 142, Wando Vale 109, Merino 98 and Dergholm 49. The composition of the four seems set, with only Merino having an outside chance of replacing Wando Vale in fourth place. Full story in The Casterton News on Wednesday, February 5, 2014
FARMING apprentice Harley McKenzie was voted the Casterton Apprentice/Trainee of the Year for 2013 at the Rotary Club of Casterton’s annual awards dinner last Thursday night. The award is presented by the Rotary Club to recognise the achievements of young adults who choose to continue their career development in the local district after completing their secondary education. At last week’s dinner there were six finalists from fields as diverse as aged care and small engines. Rotary Club president Sue Kilsby said the standard of applicant was very high this year. “Each of the six finalists should be very proud of what they have achieved so early in their careers,” she said. “They are clearly highly valued by their employers, and are an important part of our community and our business environment.” The award was presented by Glenelg Shire Mayor John Northcott who encouraged all the young apprentices and trainees to further develop their skills, and to remain loyal to their employers who have given them an opportunity to learn. Each apprentice was required to submit a written application for the award, including references from their employers, or other relevant people. Each finalist then completed a 15-minute interview with a panel of judges that included guest judge Pru Robbins and Rotarians Roger Dalby and Don Kilsby. The judges considered both the written applications and the information gained during the interview before making a final selection. Full story in the Spectator on Wednesday, February 5, 2014
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