THREE Hampden league footballers eager to play at the highest level they can are settling into their new VFL and WAFL homes.
Former North Warrnambool Eagles small forward Dion Johnstone will try and reignite his AFL career after signing with VFL club Port Melbourne.
Johnstone spent two years at Melbourne playing for the Demons’ state league affiliate Casey where he spent time in defence.
Cobden export Jackson Merrett will fly west to play for WAFL club Peel Thunder – AFL club Fremantle’s affiliate – next year after 56 matches for Essendon.
Ex-Terang Mortlake utility Scott Carlin has graduated from TAC Cup ranks and will try and swoop on a forward line spot for Werribee in 2019.
But it is summer and cricket is also making headlines.
The region hosted a Western Waves’ under 14 Youth Premier League game on Sunday in Terang and will welcome a series of under 16 matches later this month in Port Fairy, Koroit and Warrnambool.
Young Wesley-CBC spinner Noah Greene is one of the Waves’ young guns.
The cricket-mad 12-year-old is already an impressive media performer.
You can watch his interview here: Riding the Waves as a young leg spinner
Here’s a selection of what made news the past week: