Wellington sporting news

ON THE MOVE: Claudia Whiteman in action in a recent match of touch football. Photo: JO IVEY
ON THE MOVE: Claudia Whiteman in action in a recent match of touch football. Photo: JO IVEY

Grand final time at touch

The Wellington Touch Association’s Mixed Summer Touch Competition is coming to an end with finals being held this week at Rygate Park. 

Draw for March 14:

6pm: Field 2 – Pups versus Pirates. Duty: Wolf Pack/Blues. Field 3 – Morley’s Earthmoving versus Bolos. Duty: Wellington High/Mean Machine

6.35pm:  Field 1 – Wolf Pack versus Wellington High. Field 2 – Nanima Connection versus Fast Eddie Owens. Duty: Pups/Pirates. Field 3 – Blues versus Mean Machine. Duty: Morley’s Earthmoving/ Bolos.

Final Ladder

  • A grade 1. Mean Machine, 2. Wellington High, 3. Wolf Pack
  • B grade 4. Blues, 5. Fast Eddie Owens, 6. Nanima Connection
  • C grade 7. Bolos, 8. Pirates; 9. Morley’s Earthmoving, 10. Pups.

Grand Final on March 21

  • A grade Wolf Pack versus Wellington High. Winner versus Mean Machine.
  • B grade Nanima Connection versus Fast Eddie Owens. Winner versus Blues.
  • C grade Pups versus Pirates. Winner versus Bolos.

Great start to the finals with some very fast touch and a good standard of sportsmanship among all grades. The competition will resume this week Wednesday the 14 March. Also on March 21 we will be having our grand finals, presentations will be held at the Wellington Soldiers Memorial Club after the games. If we could have all teams attend it would be much appreciated. All grand final winners will be presented with their winning prizes and if all teams could nominate a players player we can award them as well.

Wellington Diggers Swimming Club News

Fifteen members faced the starter last Tuesday in our  last weekly point score. Once again the female members outclassed the males with Di Donnelly  taking out the 30 metre event being 0.09 outside her nominated time, while Donna Cosier took out the 50 metre event being 0.18 outside her time. Mason Hill  and Charlotte Ryan won the Junior Events. Aaron Edwards and Isaiah Hill combined to win the Brace Relay being 0.58 outside their time.

Presentation Night: This has been set down for Saturday, March 24 at the Wellington Caves Complex with an overnight stay for those who wish to. 

Results March 6


  • 25 Metre: First Charlotte Ryan 0.13, second Bonni Sheridan 0.29, third Lilly Sheridan 0.38
  • 50 Metre: First Mason Hill 0.69, second Xandah Edwards 1.62, third Amy Ryan 1.71.
  • Seniors
  • 30 Metre: First Di Donnelly 0.09, second Henry Willcockson 0.13, Third Janelle Frappell 0.15.
  • 50 Metre: First Donna Cosier 0.18, second Charlie Edwards 0.23, third Colin Sheridan 0.70
  • Kevin “Bubbles” Bourke Memorial Brace Relay: First Aaron Edwards and Isaiah Hill 0.58, second Lilly Sheridan and Nick Knowles 1.13, third Henry Willcockson and Colin Sheridan 3.64.


Wednesday Bowls: Only six Bowlers took to the greens in last Wednesday Bowls. Winners on the day   were Don Graham, Ron Oxenham and Jason Cornish  who defeated  Glen Porter, Frank Gersbach and Richard Carpenter  20–9. Jackpot Bowls are on today (Wednesday) names in by 1pm for 1.30pm start.

2018 Pennants: Last Sunday our Pennant team defeated Mudgee 63–60 in Round 2 of the grade 6. Barry Smiths team won 24–9, Richard Carpenters team won 27–17 while Peter Bakers team lost 12–34. Teams for our second round games against Macquarie at home next Sunday at 1pm  are as follows:

Team One: Lead Brian Charlton, second Rod Musgrave, third Scott Reid and skip Peter Baker.

Team Tow: Lead Bill Meharg, second Ron Oxenham, third Robert Harvey and skip Richard Capenter.

Team Three: Lead Don Graham, second Jason Cornish, third Barry Smith and skip Terry Dray.

Team manager Bill Meharg. Reserves Kevin Arnott, Mo Clare, Ian Humphries and Garth Watts. Any players not available please advise selectors. Those players requiring Club Shirts should see Kevin Arnott ASAP

Business House Bowls: Round six was played last night. There will be  eight rounds played before the end of daylight saving. Enquires should be directed to Peter Baker.

2018 Club Championships: Sheets are on the Notice Board for Entries in the Clubs 2018 Championships. First up will be the Fours.

Ladies Bowls

Results from Thursday, March 1: Winners were Colleen Forby, Rose Davis and Judy Roberts. Runners-up were Francis Cookson, Regina Last and Delma Gersbach. Raffle winner was Judy Roberts.

Winners of matches played on Thursday, March 8 were Colleen Forby, Judy Roberts and Myrtle Lee, and runners-up were Francis Cookson, Delma Gersbach and Rose Davis. Raffle winner was Delma Gersbach.

Pennants results for Saturday, March 3 saw Wellington defeated by Dubbo Railway. Wellington were defeated by Coonamble on Sunday, March 4, and by Dubbo Railway again on Sunday, March 11. Social bowls are to be played tomorrow at 9am. Names in by 8.30am. Trophy Day and Tracey’s Hair Cut will be played on Thursday, March 22 at 9am.