Wellington sporting news

Wellington Public: Well done to Callee, Georgia, Shoniquah and Shay-Lee who ran in the Senior Girls Relay at the State Athletics Carnival.
Wellington Public: Well done to Callee, Georgia, Shoniquah and Shay-Lee who ran in the Senior Girls Relay at the State Athletics Carnival.

Wellington Diggers Swimming Club News

Thirteen Members participated in our weekly swim at the Geurie Pool Tuesday, October 30.

Once again the female members outclassed the Male members with Janelle Frappell taking out the 25 Metre event being spot on her nominated time.

While Charlie Edwards took out the 50 metre event being 0.47 outside her time. Isiah and Mason Hill won the Junior Events. Lilly Sheridan and Mason Hill  combined to win the Brace Relay being 0.14 outside their time.

Swimming continues at the Geurie Pool each week commencing at 6.30pm sharp.We ask that members make an effort to be early to prevent us running overtime for the time allocated.

Events will be 25 and 50 for Juniors and Seniors as well as the 2 x 50 metre Brace Relay draw for partners.

New Members are welcome with the proviso that they are members of the Wellington Soldiers Memorial Club and for Juniors to compete a family member must also compete on the night.

Membership cost is $2 for Adults. Please contact Terry Dray 0408 294 526 or Neil Miller 0438 359 348 for further information.

Our after swim BBQ will continue at a members residence with only Sausage and Steak Sandwich’s available with refreshments. Cost for the Tuesday Swim and BBQ are as follows: Swim Only - $2 + Pool Entry.

BBQ  - Seniors and Juniors - Sausage Sandwich $3  Steak Sandwich  $4  plus pool entry.

The 2019 Western District AIF Championships will be held in Condobolin on Sunday, February 10, 2019.

Results for Tuesday, October 30.


    25 Metre

  • First Mason Hill  0.15
  • Second Isiah Hill  0.18
  • Third Amy Ryan 0.20

    50 Metre

  • First Isiah Hill           0.13
  • Second Amy Ryan   1.57
  • Third Charlotte Ryan  1.65


    25 Metre

  • First Janelle Frappell  0.00
  • Second Brooke George  0.04
  • Third Donna Cosier & Peter Ryan  0.06

    50 Metre

  • First Charlie Edwards  0.47
  • Second Brooke George 0.60
  • Third Henry Willcockson 0.68

Brace Relay

  • First Lilly Sheridan & Mason Hill  0.14
  • Second Aaron Edwards & Bella Sheridan 1.40
  • Third Bonni Sheridan & Xandah Edwards 1.50

-by the Platypus


Wednesday bowling

Eight Members participated in last Wednesday’s Jackpot Bowls. Winners on the day were Glen Porter and Garth Watts  who defeated Don Graham and Graham Cope  23 – 11.

Runners up were Dave Wilson and Norm Johnston who defeated Tony Cowan and John Gersbach 19 – 10.

The Jackpot was not won and Ron Oxenham won the Raffle. Wednesday competition fees are $12.

Jackpot Bowls are on again today, Names in by 1.00pm with a 1.30pm start. Phone 6845 1973.

Club Championships

Result on one A Singles game.

Ron Oxenham defeated Jason Cornish   31 - 5

Results of Club Fours

Ian Humphries, Jason Cornish, Paul Manning (Sub) and Peter Baker  defeated  Dave Wilson, Frank, Ray and John Gersbach.

The Final of the A Singles will be played on Saturday 17 November between Peter Baker and Ron Oxenham with Jason Cornish to mark.

The Final Of the Club Fours will be played Sunday, November 18 between Ian Humphries, Jason Cornish, Scott Reid and Peter Baker versus Jack Charlton, Ron Oxenham, Richard Carpenter and Terry Dray.

Sunday mixed bowling

Winners last Sunday were Graham Cope and Caleb Petroviv.

Mixed Bowls are on again next Sunday with a 1pm start.

Names in between 12 noon & 12.45pm. Draw for partners – Mixed Pairs 18 Ends.

$10 Green Fees

-by Terry Dray

Touch Football

Round 2 November 7

  • 5.30pm Field 3 Precision versus Pups, Bols
  • 6pm Field 1 Colts versus Nanima Connections, Precision / Mean Machine
  • 6pm Field 2 Wellington High versus Alphas, Rookies / Wolf Pack
  • 6pm Field 3 Pirates versus Mills Mavericks, Boomerang Barbers / Infigen Infernos
  • 6.30pm Field 1 Bowls versus Mean Machine, Colts / Nanima CONNECTIONS
  • 6.30pm Field 2 Rookies Versus Wolf Pack, Wellington High / Alphas
  • 6.30pm Field 3 Boomerang Barbers versus Infigen Infernos, Pirates / Mills Mavericks
  • Fast Eddies - BYE

-by Alistaire Thompson

Player trials for 2019 season

Come and experience what makes the Mariners a leading Football Club in the State.

Boys youth under 13-16 FNSW NPL 2 boys youth. Sunday, November 18 Police Paddock, Bathurst.

Thursday, November 22 Jack Brabham Pack, Orange.

Skills acquisition program under 9-12 boys an under 10-12 girls FNSW SAP Sunday, November 18 Police Paddock, Bathurst and Wednesday, November 21 Jack Brabham Pack, Orange.

Register using WNSWNFC trial online registration form www.form.jotform.com/82818035864969. For more information call Andrew Fearnley on 0419 617 312.


The Lunn brothers Garry, Dar, Lee and Michael as trainers at Dubbo and other brothers Wayne “Bronco” Lunn and Shane Lunn who own many of the horses they train, have long been the family flag bearers in racing but there is now another player in the game, Karen Lunn.

Karen, the wife of Michael Lunn, trained her first winner, Olive Beauty at Condobolin, earlier this year and at Dubbo on Saturday before a massive crowd produced El Rey Dorado for a surprise win in the 1400 metres Royal Indian Restobar Maiden Plate.

A flashy chestnut with a white face and four white socks, El Rey Dorado was a conspicuous last before gaining ground along the rails from the 900 metres mark.

Ridden by Robbie Brewer, the $41 outsider El Rey Dorado with a stout finish down the centre of the track surged to the lead and beat the favourite Regal Cannon ( Mathew Cahill,$1.70 ) by over a length with Thunderzone ( Tony Cavallo,$9 ) running on well for third.Prior to Saturday, El Rey Dorado had only recorded one placing from 22 Starts.

Keeping the family name in the spotlight, Karen Lunn’s brother in laws, Garry Lunn and Dar Lunn won later races with Unresolved and Zoutenant, respectively.

Unresolved ( Wendy Peel, $16 ) raced fifth to the home turn then took the lead and held on to beat the Michael Lunn trained Club Town ( Robbie Brewer, $4.40 ) by a half length with Cadeyrn ( Jeff Kehoe, $41 ) a close third in the S J Shooter Real Estate Class 1 and Maiden Plate Over 1600 metres.

Zoutenant has been a consistent performer for Dar Lunn this campaign and at the good odds of $11, with apprentice Wendy Peel in the saddle, wore down We Love Rugby ( Eleanor Webster-Hawes, $4 equal favourite ) to scrape home by a short head in the 1400 metres Central West McHappy Day Benchmark 66 Handicap.

Eight year old gelding Escebee, a $17 winner at Bathurst last week backed up to win the 1000 metres Club Dubbo Benchmark 66 Handicap for Gulgong trainer Mark Milton.

Escebee ( Qin Yong, $10 ) swooped on the leaders then lasted to beat Sons Of Bourke ( Andrew Banks,$3.10 ) by a short neck with Yeas And Nays (Ken Dunbar, $14 ) holding on for third.

Another last start winner to greet the judge first at Dubbo was the Connie Greig trained Malibu Stacy in the Dubbo City Toyota Benchmark 58 Handicap Over 1600 metres.

Malibu Stacy had finished strongly to win at Mudgee and at Dubbo starting at $6.50 and again with Adrian Robinson the jockey came from well back to beat George Two ( Greg Ryan, $13 ) and Living Choice ( Wendy Peel, $4 favourite ).

The Cotton Cup is the feature at Warren on Sunday with following meetings being Bathurst, Saturday November 17 and Dubbo, Tuesday, November 20.

-by Colin Hodges