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This Saturday round two of the Western Women’s Rugby League Competition comes to Lawson Oval. Woodbridge Cup will take on the Panorama Platypi in under 15s (9 aside), under 18s (11 aside), and opens (13 aside). This is full contact tackle Rugby League and whilst the Woodbridge Cup teams are providing the players for the hosts the Platypi are made up of players from the Bathurst, Oberon, and Lithgow areas.

RUGBY LEAGUE: This Saturday Grenfell will host round two of the Western Women’s Rugby League Competition at Lawson Oval.

RUGBY LEAGUE: This Saturday Grenfell will host round two of the Western Women’s Rugby League Competition at Lawson Oval.

Game times are 3.30pm (15s), 4.30pm (18s), and the opens will kick off at 5.30pm. The gate will be owned and operated by the Woodbridge Cup committee with admission prices being $5 for adults, $3 for aged pensioners and under 16s free. The Goannas will have their canteen in operation.

Grenfell will have a number of their players involved in these games with Breanna Anderson in the opens, Bridget Baker playing under 18s and Jayde Hundy, Megan Wilson, Clare Flick, Lily Holmes, Taylor Keppie, and Tahnee Purdie representing the Garry Hewen coached under 15s. Come down to Lawson Oval this Saturday and support the Woodbridge Cup and the local girls.


Last Saturday at Canowindra Woodbridge Cup took on the Mudgee Dragons and came away with big wins in the Under 15s (54-8) and Under 18s (66-8) whereas in the opens Woodbridge finished their match full of running but just fell short of victory going down 36-32. All of the Grenfell girls acquitted themselves well with nine of the tries in the under 15s game being scored by them. It is expected that the Panorama Platypi will provide much stiffer opposition in round two at Grenfell this Saturday.



The Men's Summer/Autumn Night Tennis Competition and the Mixed Teams Competition both played Round 1 this week.

Round 1 of the Men's Competition was washed out last week and was played on Tuesday night in poor conditions, while the Mixed teams Tennis Comp played Round 1 on Wednesday night.


The men had a challenging time when they played on Tuesday night with windy conditions and a storm followed by some light rain which turned the raindrops into mud making it unpleasant for tennis.

The men apart from these conditions had close results when the final count of games was made.

Steve Walker and Mark Liebich were in very good form to win the round with a total of 26 games. They struggled in their first set against Graham Watt and Steve Brown who was a fill in for Rick Power resulting in a 4 all match.

Steve and Mark went on to win 7/1, 5/3, 5/3, 5/3 a good effort. Two pairs won 24 games. They were Grant Fisher and Arnold Brown and Grahame Edwards and Rod Freudenstein.

Grant and Arnold played consistent tennis to win their first 3 sets 5/3, 5/3, 5/3, went down 3/5 and won their last set 6/2. Grahame and Rod also played well to score 7/1, 3/5, 7/1, 4/4, 3/5.

Next best were Anthony Wilson and Pat Hazell winning 20 games.

They had mixed results with scores of 1/7, 7/1, 3/5, 7/1, 2/6. Graham Watt and Steve Brown won a total of 17 games. Scores were 4/4, 1/7, 3/5, 4/4, 5/3.

The other pair taking part, Alan Jones (filling in for Andrew Bucknell) and John Walmsley battled away in their sets to capture a total of 9 games.

The men will play Round 2 next Tuesday night, February 19, weather permitting.


Players in the Mixed Teams Night Competition experienced a very cool February night with a growing moon for their first round.

Five teams have entered this competition, which saw the team Rollsies Rabble in top form to down the Lone Rangers 40 games to 24 games.

Rollsies Rabble's team was Damien Briggs, Alex McAlpine, Xan McAlpine and Lyndell Rolls.

Lone Rangers team members are Craig Johnson, Paul Lynch, Maria Neill and Leanne Livingstone.

Bogolong and Beyond (Brian Protheroe, Michael Mitton, Sally Mitton and Sandra Matthews (Esma Baker) scored a solid win over Coppsies Floppsies (Peter Mitton, Danny Joyce, Jan Myers and Lyn Peterson) 36 games to 28 games.

Team 5 Odds & Sods had the bye. Members of this team are Stuart McKellar, Leigh Taylor, Margo Taylor and Courtney Taylor.

The Mixed Teams will play Round 2 next Wednesday night, weather permitting.

A date to keep in mind- Tennis Quiz Night, Thursday, March 7 at the Grenfell Country Club.


First Grenfell Ponu Club Rally Day for 2019

Grenfell Pony Club will hold it’s first rally day for 2019 this Saturday February 16. This will be a twilight rally starting at 5pm in the arena at the showground.

We're still taking registrations and welcome new members. Did you know you can use the NSW Government’s Active Kids Voucher to join up??

Contact club president Tracey Mackay for more information on 0412 557 652.

Attention sporting clubs!!

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