Mathoura ‘B’ to fly the flag

September 10, 2017

U-13 league best and fairest Isabella Jachim from Mathoura with runner-up Alex Patu from Jerilderie.

The pointy end of season 2017 in the Picola and District Football Netball League has arrived and Mathoura has one team still in the fight to claim a flag.

The club’s B grade netballers will carry its colours into tomorrow’s grand final at Blighty. Success would cap off a great year for the Timbercutters.

While team-wise luck has so far evaded the five teams which made the finals, individual honours at league level have been plentiful.

Isabella Jachim kicked things off, winning the best and fairest award in the U-13 netball competition. Junior success continued with Jasmyne Banks (5th in U-15 netball) and footballer Matthew Moorse (4th in U-14).

This week it has been the seniors who have stepped up during the vote count at Moama.

The club sensationally scored the trifecta in the B grade netball, taking both the best and fairest and the runner-up trophies.

Shannon Mills won the major award ahead of teammate and seniors’ coach, Kat Wippel.

The C reserve best and fairest trophy also went to the red and blues with Tayla Gittens taking the honours.

Well done to everyone – it’s not a bad feat for one club to claim three league B&Fs and a runner-up in the one season.

All we need now is the B grade premiership!


Don’t forget tomorrow’s election.

We have the chance to move into a new era, and hopefully re-claim the dignity and respect with which Murray Shire was once regarded.


Further to last week’s announcement about proposals for exercise sessions at Mathoura Bowling Club, I have been advised that these will be held on Friday mornings.

The program will ‘kick off’ on October 6, with sessions scheduled to run from 11.30am until 12.30pm.

The charge will be $5 per session and names can be given to Barb Anderson – Activ8 Health and Rehab Centre on 0401256233 (please leave your name and number if you get her message bank) or Eileen Day on 0427843526.


District residents have been saddened to learn of the death of local man, Neville Quinlan, this week.

Neville and Di, the love of his life, moved to Mathoura from Deniliquin several years ago and quickly became much loved and respected members of our community.

Condolences are extended to Di and her extended family.


District families are fortunate to have access to excellent early childhood education with the Mathoura Preschool.

The preschool is currently taking enrolments for 2018 with places available in both three and four year-old programs.

Parents of prospective students are invited to visit the centre, check out the facilities and meet the staff.

They can pick up a 2018 Enrolment Pack and tour the preschool on Tuesdays between 10.30am and 2.30pm. Applications close on October 31.

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