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Our first summer in Australia

Our first summer in Australia Roy Hay (A shortened version of this article appeared as 'That's quite a lot for a Scot to deal with,' in the Geelong Advertiser, 30 December 2011, p. 31.) I suppose we arrived at the tail end of the European invasion of Australia in the...

North beats Corio, Surfcoast draws with Rangers

North Geelong on the attack against Corio North Geelong defeat Corio, Rangers and Surfcoast draw By Roy Hay In the third round of matches in the City of greater Geelong Cup at Stead Park on Friday, a completely changed North Geelong line-up defeated Corio by three...

Financial foul play

Geelong Advertiser, Wednesday, 9 August 2006, p. 39. It’s been a bad few weeks for the image of top-class sport in Australia and around the world. We have had Justin Gatlin, the American sprinter, and Floyd Landis, the winner of the Tour de France cycle race, exposed...

Is this as good as it gets?

The NSW under-15s won the 1994 national championships at Kim Reserve, Altona, with a team which included Harry Kewell and Brett Emerton (front row, far right), both destined to become Socceroos. Also in that side were Michael Cunico, later playing with the Young...

Banners at Olympic Park

Seven month off-season Shame FFA. (But only six if Victory had made the finals) Sack Desira Kitz thanks for the memories Go home Merrick we want a real coach. From PM and MN Saturday Knights Fever Boogie Knights Brockie Enough is enough Merrick out. m 7 c Andy Capp...

Lara United and Corio win in Morris Finance Cup at Bell Park

Two five-goal games end in victories for Lara United and Corio in the Morris Finance Cups Roy Hay (Click on photos below to enlarge) Surfside Waves scored two early goals to take the lead against Lara in Group A, but the youngsters from Lara hit back with three...

North Geelong and Geelong Rangers win in Diversity Cup

North Geelong and Geelong Rangers win in Diversity Cup Roy Hay Host club and defending champion North Geelong had a comfortable five–one win over Lara in the Diversity Cup on Sunday night. In the early match Geelong Rangers accounted for Bell Park by three goals to...

George Wallace, 1926–2011

George Wallace, 5 August 1926–11 January 2011. Roy Hay George Wallace served in the British army in the 1940s and again in the 1960s rising to become chief clerk to the Chief of Staff of the defence forces during the latter period. On his first encounter with...

CoGG Cup reaches half-way stage

Gary Burton, Sam Ryan (8) and Justin Cortorillo of Bell Park combine to thwart North Geelong’s Nathan Cook (32) North Geelong struggle to subdue Bell Park and Geelong downs Corio By Roy Hay The City of Greater Geelong Cup reached the half-way stage at Stead Park this...

Sydney women win second crown at expense of Victory

Melbourne Victory 1 Sydney FC 3 Roy Hay Sydney FC Women reversed the result of yesterday’s A-League game when they overcame Melbourne Victory by three goals to one in the W-League Grand Final at AAMI Park on Sunday. In a high quality match of contrasting styles Sydney...