AFTER a mass exodus of experience and star-power, as Mentone Grammar’s core group of footballers graduated high school, a refreshed window of opportunity opened for a crop of young guns to step up. Continue reading “LEADING FROM THE FRONT”
FOR most high school leavers, finishing schoolies week just three days in would represent a nightmare. But for the determined Joel Amartey, it was a dream come true.
AFTER kicking eight goals in the cross-suburb primary school football showdown for Beaumaris against Beaumaris North, it became clear the 12-year-old footballer had all the potential.
THE year is 1965. Robert Menzies the nation’s Prime Minister, the Essendon Football Club premiers, and a small boys school in Melbourne’s south-east has just triumphed, securing their first AGSV Swimming Premiership in emphatic fashion.
IMAGINE a hot, sweltering summer of hard work. Chasing your dream, closing in on your ultimate goal. But then, in abrupt fashion, it all evaporates back up to the clouds. What almost became reality, returned to a dream seemingly out of reach. Continue reading “DIGGING-IN DIGGINS SET FOR VFL TEST”
PICTURE the last quarter of the TAC Cup, the decider on a knife’s edge. Spectators biting their nails. The moment a footballer lives for. The Sandringham Dragons had furiously fought back against the Geelong Falcons, who many thought were home at three-quarter-time with a 30-point buffer. With the season on the line, though, a boy from Beaumaris had other ideas. Continue reading “THE DRAGON SET TO BREATHE FIRE IN 2018”
AS the Australian Under-19’s were competing in the Under-19 World Cup, 18-year-old Ed Newman was preparing for a stint for the Victorian Futures League side. Most would claim the Mentone Grammar premiership captain was on the wrong side of the Tasman. Continue reading “THE NEW-MAN ON THE CRICKETING SCENE”
WITH the 2018 Under-19 World Cup heading towards the finals phase, three nations- New Zealand, England and India- remain unbeaten. The English boast the highest net run-rate of 4.165, and India have flexed their muscles- particularly in their thrashing of Australia early in the tournament. However, a hot favourite has emerged- the hosts.
AS the ICC U/19 World Cup commences, players selected for their respective nations will be eager to put their name in lights, marking the beginning of long and fruitful cricket careers.