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Women's Rugby League

There has been two rounds of this competition since our last report and this weekend sees the final round of the competition proper before the commencement of the finals.

This Sunday the Woodbridge girls travel to Waratah Park Orange to take on the Vipers in under 13s (10am), Under 15s (11am), Under 18s (12pm), and the Opens round off proceedings at 1pm.

The Semi-Finals will take place on the weekend of the November 16 and 17 with teams 1 vs 4 and 2 vs 3 in each age group clashing for the right to play off in the Grand Final on Saturday November 23.

The venues for the Semis and Grand Final are yet to be announced.

The last two rounds saw Woodbridge take on the Goannas (Group 11) at Condobolin on Sunday October 27 and last Sunday at Canowindra they hosted Castlereagh.

The under 13s lost both their matches in nail biting finishes 26-28 (Goannas) and 30-34 (Castlereagh).

They appeared to have both these games won, however their opposition came from behind against a Woodbridge outfit that just didn't get the bounce of the ball late in either match when they needed it.

The under 15s in their last two matches have had comfortable wins over the Goannas 40-0 and Castlereagh 66-0 with both games finishing 12 minutes early due an injury in the Goannas game and the score blowout in the Castlereagh game.

The 18s went down to the undefeated Goannas 32-12 and then had a big win over an undermanned Castlereagh outfit 68-16.

In the Opens clash, the Woodbridge girls pushed the undefeated Goannas all the way in going down 16-12 and then a week later they accounted for Castlereagh 42-4.

With the Semi-Finals starting after this round the Opens and Under 18s are in a very similar position.

Assuming there are no major upsets on the weekend the Goannas should finish top of the table in these grades with Woodbridge and the Vipers filling spots two and three.

Woodbridge and the Vipers play each other this weekend and the winners of these games will finish second on the table and the losers third.

Regardless of this weekend's results the Vipers and Woodbridge will line up against each other the following weekend in the Semi-Finals.

The Under 15s remain undefeated and should have too many guns for the Vipers this Sunday and finish on top of the table.

This will result in these teams meeting again the following weekend in the 1 vs 4 Semi-Final.

The unlucky team for Woodbridge is the Under 13s who have had a win, a draw and two narrow losses and who come up against the form team of their competition this Sunday in the Vipers.

For the 13s to make the Semis they need to upset the Vipers or hope that the Platypi can surprise the visiting Goannas.

Gary Holmes


Results Round 16 Wednesday October 30

Makcrete 5 defeated 69ers 1

Critters 5 defeated Royal Hotel 1

Albion Warriors 4 defeated Criterion Heroes 2

Cricket Club 5 defeated Tennis Club 1

Albatross had the bye

Round 17 played Wednesday November 6

Criterion Heroes vs Cricket Club at the Criterion Hotel

Royal Hotel vs Albion Warriors at the Royal Hotel

Makcrete vs Critters at the Railway Hotel

Albatross vs 69ers at the Country Club

Tennis Club had the bye

Draw Round 18 to be played Wednesday November 13

Tennis Club vs Albion Warriors at the Country Club

Criterion Heroes vs Critters at the Criterion Hotel

Royal Hotel vs 69ers at the Royal Hotel

Makcrete vs Albatross at the Railway Hotel

Cricket Club have the bye

Semi final will be played Wednesday November 20 at 7pm. Grand final will be played Friday November 29 at 7pm with presentation night, food and drinks to follow.

Grenfell Kart Club

Grenfell Kart Club member Kobe McInerney came first in the Novice finals at the South Pacific finals held in Orange recently.

A huge congratulations to Kobe on another fantastic win.

This weekend the Grenfell Kart Club will be holding a Club Day at the Grenfell track.

This Sunday from 8am the Bogolong Circuit will be a hive of activity with the track available on Saturday for free practice. Free camping and amenities will be available for the weekend as usual at the track. Spectators are more than welcome to join members at the track and take in the great day of racing.

CONGRATULATIONS: Grenfell Kart Club's Kobe McInerney has won again. Photo: Facebook.

CONGRATULATIONS: Grenfell Kart Club's Kobe McInerney has won again. Photo: Facebook.

Twilight Golf Comp

Grenfell Country Club have a Twilight Golf Competition every Friday afternoon from 5pm. Cost of entry is $5 per person which includes five holes and a sausage sizzle. No handicap is required and everyone is welcome.

Cricket news

Though Grenfell White had the bye last weekend the Grenfell Blue side hosted Morongla at Lawson Oval with the home side beating the visitors.

Grenfell Blue 231 B Mitton 46 B Edwards 43 P Rolls 27 R Cartwright 22 S Walker 22 L Murphy 22 G Handcock 11 T Knight 7 S Logan 6 K O'Byrne 6* M Smith 1 B Stathan 4/21 B Beale 2/24 C McCouat 1/33 R Wilson 1/35 M Amos 1/35 T Partridge 1/44 defeated Morongla 9/167(cc) B Stathan 55 C Oliver 45 T Partridge 10 C Doorey 10 M Amos 5 B Beale 4 H Sing 4* J Bryant 3* C McCouat 3 R Wilson 1 L Murphy 3/25 G Handcock 2/9 S Logan 2/11 B Edwards 1/20 K O'Byrne 1/22

Grenfell Racecourse funding

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke visited Grenfell Racecourse on Wednesday to announce $48,077 funding for a number of upgrades.

The funding was secured through the NSW Government Crown Reserves Infrastructure Fund and will be used to construct a gable shed, upgrade the kitchen facilities and install a water pump.

Ms Cooke said the upgrades will provide a significant boost to Grenfell and will benefit a number of community groups.

"It's incredibly exciting to be here today with representatives from the Grenfell Picnic Race Club, the Grenfell Racecourse Trust, the Grenfell Jockey Club as well as members of the community to announce this much-needed funding," Ms Cooke said. "The current kitchen is in a poor state, while the grounds also lack the ability to irrigate the race track. By completing these upgrades, the Racecourse will become a much more desirable venue and will be able to hold larger functions."

Grenfell Racecourse Land Manager Chairman Terry Carroll said the kitchen upgrade is particularly welcomed as it will help improve the venues catering facilities.

"By upgrading the kitchen, it can be better used to cater for racecourse user groups as well as social events and functions meaning it can benefit the whole community," Mr Carroll said.

"In addition to this, the shed will also provide protection for valuable equipment and the new pump will enable the track to be irrigated."

Steph Cooke MP awarding funding for some much-needed upgrades at Grenfell Racecourse.

Steph Cooke MP awarding funding for some much-needed upgrades at Grenfell Racecourse.