THE south-west’s drawing power was on display this week, with thousands of athletes and spectators flocking to the region for different sporting events.
The BMX Victoria titles in Warrnambool, Sporting Clays Australia national championships at Laang and Victorian sprintcar title and Jack Willsher Cup for formula 500s at Premier Speedway showcased our top sporting facilities.
There was big news for basketball fans too, with Warrnambool Mermaids to move up to the Big V’s top grade in 2019 following a Basketball Victoria restructure.
The Mermaids will play in a third grade in three seasons after winning division two in 2017 and division one in 2018.
Football continued to make headlines with former Camperdown coach Phil Carse chasing Hampden league players to join him at NEAFL club Redland next season.
This week Warrnambool will cast its attention to golf with home-town favourite Marc Leishman to compete in the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne.
Below are some more stories from the past week, including a feature delving into the rise of quality in female sporting pathways.
Enjoy your week,