LIKE us on Facebook! Geelong’s Big Play Day 2017
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It turns out that this is the happiest city for singles in Australia
Cosmopolitan
Without further ado, the place where all of the happy single souls live is: Geelong in Victoria. Just down the coast from Melbourne, Geelong is home to 187,400 happy people — some of which are looking for a significant other to ~share their happiness ...
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:04:53 AEDT1490335493
Vic tractor deaths spark safety concerns
NEWS.com.au
The second man, 53, died after falling from the back of a hop-picker being pulled by a tractor earlier in the week. And a 68-year-old farmer was killed working on maintenance equipment on his farm near Geelong on March 16. The deaths come in the middle ...
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:16:03 AEDT1490332563
Toddlers injured after smash
Bay 93.9
Meantime, a man in his 20s had minor injuries, and was taken to Geelong hospital in a stable condition. Two toddlers, who was also occupants of the car, suffered minor injuries and were tkane by road to the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne. The ...
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:48:52 AEDT1490330932
MP: alternatives needed to crowded Melbourne
Bay 93.9
A plan to encourage Victorians to consider living outside of metropolitan Melbourne will be discussed at a forum in Geelong. Melbourne's population is continuing to rise and some estimates say it could surpass New York's current levels, by the middle ...
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:27:27 AEDT1490304447
Can you help feed hungry kittens?
Bay 93.9
The Geelong Animal Welfare Society has almost run out of kitten food. GAWS says the delivery of its regular order has been delayed until next week, leaving the organisation with nothing to feed some of their smallest furry friends. The group has ...
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:59:55 AEDT1490302795
Darren Grayson Hairstylists robbed
Bay 93.9
Thieves have targeted the salon of Geelong hairdressing icon Darren Grayson, shattering the front door in the process. The popular hairdresser on Pakington Street was broken into at around 2:30am Thursday, with the cash register and a number of salon ...
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:47:09 AEDT1490302029
Sardines! V/Line defends Geelong line crush
Bay 93.9
overcrowding trains v paech twitter1 Overcrowding on the Geelong train line seems to be getting worse as more commuters opt for the train over the delay-prone Princes Freeway. Passengers are being forced to sit in the aisles on some peak-hour services ...
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:26:21 AEDT1490300781
Local university praised for contribution to defence
Defence Connect
CEO of Geelong Chamber of Commerce Bernadette Uzelac told Defence Connect that the research and development capabilities for manufacturing in the region can be attributed to the Geelong university. "Our manufacturing sector has really morphed into ...
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:03:45 AEDT1490299425
Heartbroken mum weeps for murdered son
Bay 93.9
The mother of a murdered Geelong schoolboy is hoping a $1 million reward will finally bring his killer to justice. Ricky Balcombe was fatally stabbed in the Little Malop Street Mall in May 1995. He was attacked by a man wearing a hood near the Market ...
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:38:56 AEDT1490218736
Trackworks could derail school holiday plans
Bay 93.9
Train at Lara Train commuters are being warned the Geelong line will be closed for more than a week next month. V/Line will shut down the local line between April 8 and 17, which includes Easter and the second week of the school holidays. It says the ...
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:18:50 AEDT1490217530
Saleyards future still in doubt
Bay 93.9
geelong saleyards cogg An advisory committee that's been set up to help decide the future of the Geelong Saleyards will meet for the first time today. Geelong's administrators ordered the site's closure in August last year, citing safety concerns ...
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:09:44 AEDT1490216984
"Canvas to Plate" at Geelong Gallery
Broadsheet
Hosted by Geelong Gallery director Jason Smith, guests will be able to sample locally sourced food put together by Thornbury-based catering company Firecracker, while getting a close look at the permanent art collection. Set across the gallery's three ...
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:45:05 AEDT1490154305
Another win for Business Events Geelong
CIM Newsmagazine (press release) (blog)
This is the third consecutive year Business Events Geelong has won the accolade, winning both the State and National award in the same category at last year's awards. “Winning the award for a third year is a true testament to the hard work and ...
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:07:27 AEDT1490148447
Another win for Business Events Geelong
CIM Newsmagazine (press release) (blog)
“Winning the award for a third year is a true testament to the hard work and dedication of the Business Events Geelong team. We were thrilled to receive this award and will continue to strengthen Geelong and The Bellarine region as a premier place to ...
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:06:06 AEDT1490148366
Corowa Rowing Club School Rowing
Riverine Herald
Corowa Rowers headed to Geelong to compete in the School Sports Victoria regatta on Thursday. Corowa High School rowers Olivia Hughes, Jayden Collier and Galen Catholic College's Paige Cooper competed in the single scull events. Paige competed in ...
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:04:20 AEDT1490141060
Corowa Rowing Club School Rowing
Corowa Free Press (press release) (registration) (blog)
Corowa Rowers headed to Geelong to compete in the School Sports Victoria regatta on Thursday. Corowa High School rowers Olivia Hughes, Jayden Collier and Galen Catholic College's Paige Cooper competed in the single scull events. Paige competed in ...
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:46:41 AEDT1490140001
Man injured after home invasion bashing
Bay 93.9
It's believed up to four people forced their way into a property in Olney Drive just before one this morning. Police say the offenders entered a bedroom where they seriously assaulted a 31-year-old man. The victim managed to make his way to a neighbour ...
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:56:15 AEDT1490133375
Kiwi killed in Australia by drunk teen in stolen ute
Newshub
The woman killed when a stolen ute hit her car head-on in Australia was a New Zealander, it has been revealed. Pamela Clark, originally from Whangarei, died when she was driving home from work near Geelong in Victoria, when a drunk teenager in a ...
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:47:25 AEDT1490132845
Kiwi killed in Australia by drunk teen in stolen ute
Newshub
The woman killed when a stolen ute hit her car head-on in Australia was a New Zealander, it has been revealed. Pamela Clark, originally from Whangarei, died when she was driving home from work near Geelong in Victoria, when a drunk teenager in a ...
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:47:25 AEDT1490132845
Music teacher fired over alleged student relationship
Bay 93.9
A Geelong music teacher could be banned from working in classrooms after being accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a teenage student. Christian College has revealed it sacked Daniel Zampatti after allegations were raised in October ...
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:54:02 AEDT1490129642
GRANTS: Digital Content Producer (VIC/SA) – Geelong
Radio Today (Aust & NZ)
Grant Broadcasters is looking for a digital superstar to fill the role of Digital Content Producer to be based out of K rock and Bay 93.9 in beautiful Geelong, near Australia's gorgeous Great Ocean Road. To fit the bill, you'll be creative, diverse ...
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:33:11 AEDT1490117591
GRANTS: Digital Content Producer, K rock & Bay 93.9 – Geelong
Radio Today (Aust & NZ)
Grant Broadcasters is looking for a digital superstar to fill the role of Digital Content Producer to be based out of K rock and Bay 93.9 in beautiful Geelong, near Australia's gorgeous Great Ocean Road. To fit the bill, you'll be creative, diverse ...
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:33:11 AEDT1490117591
Storm and traffic update
Bay 93.9
V/Line customers have been told to expect continued delays on the commute home, with a track fault caused by this evening's storm. Meantime, motorists are advised to drive under the speed limit, keep their lights on and to never drive through floodwaters.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:14:47 AEDT1490080487
Caravan and truck collide
Big Rigs
POLICE have reported a collision between a B-Double and a campervan resulting in major debris in the area. The truck collided with the back of the caravan at close to noon this morning, on the corner of Baanip Boulevard near Mt Duneed, Geelong Victoria.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:59:08 AEDT1490065148
Percat to contest Australian Kart series round
Speedcafe
“They certainly keep you sharp and ensure that you're right on top of your game for when you climb back into the Supercar. “I've managed to do a day of testing at Geelong before the event and think Jake (Spencer team-mate) and I could surprise a few.”.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:42:08 AEDT1490064128
Rape case dropped on "re-traumatising" fears: mother
ABC Online
The mother of a Geelong girl, assaulted at the age of 14 by multiple men, has described how her daughter decided to not participate in a rape trial "feeling in some way it would destroy her life more". Sandy's* daughter Amy* is now 16-years-old and ...
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:13:08 AEDT1490058788
Geelong rape complainant's family urges premier to protect children in court
The Guardian
The family of the girl, who was 14 when she was allegedly raped in a Geelong park in November 2015, wants the government to provide better victim support for children during trials. The girl abandoned her case before her alleged attackers, brothers ...
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:09:00 AEDT1490058540
Vic teen rape victim wants court reform
NEWS.com.au
The family of a girl who was 14 when she was raped in Geelong in November 2015 wants the government to provide better support for child victims during trials. The case against three alleged attackers was discontinued before they could face trial. The ...
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:45:00 AEDT1490057100
Percat returns to Australian Karting Championship
Supercars.com
Supercars race winner Nick Percat is set to go back to basics when he joins the Australian Karting Championship at Geelong on April 1-2. Percat will swap his Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore for a Kosmic 125cc KZ2 kart a week after taking part in the ...
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:03:43 AEDT1490054623
'I'm the girl that got raped': How a family coped with teenage daughter's ordeal
Stuff.co.nz
At the Geelong police station, Amy's parents sit down with three officers. Sandy asks if Amy has been raped. The police – quiet, gentle, direct – say yes. Tony bursts into tears and Sandy rubs his back. Amy is asleep in another room, the police tell ...
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:49:00 AEDT1490050140
'I'm the girl that got raped': How a family coped with teenage daughter's ordeal
Stuff.co.nz
At the Geelong police station, Amy's parents sit down with three officers. Sandy asks if Amy has been raped. The police – quiet, gentle, direct – say yes. Tony bursts into tears and Sandy rubs his back. Amy is asleep in another room, the police tell ...
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:57:16 AEDT1490050636
Princes Freeway 'Potastrophe'
Bay 93.9
potato spill gibbo1 Emergency crews have chipped away at a potato spill on the Princes Freeway near Little River. A truck and car collided in the Geelong bound lanes of the freeway just before seven this morning. The truck spilled its load of potatoes ...
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:56:21 AEDT1490046981
'I hope this never happens to another girl': Teenage Geelong rape victim speaks
Brisbane Times
Amy was 14 when she was allegedly raped in the Geelong suburb of St Albans Park. She had no idea that bringing her alleged attackers to justice would be so difficult. At her meetings with police and lawyers she was shocked to discover what lay ahead.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:15:22 AEDT1490015722
Geelong rape victim pleads with Premier Daniel Andrews to protect minors in court
Brisbane Times
The family of a teenage girl who was allegedly raped in Geelong is pleading with Premier Daniel Andrews to protect child victims from further trauma in court. Amy*, then 14, was allegedly raped in the Geelong suburb of St Albans Park in the early hours ...
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:15:22 AEDT1490015722
Farmer dies after being struck by tractor near Geelong
SafetyCulture
Farmer dies after being struck by tractor near Geelong. Reported by Stephen | 12:49am, Monday 20 March, 2017. tractor31-1. Photo: SafetyCulture Library. A farmer has died in hospital after being struck by a tractor at Meredith, near Geelong on Thursday ...
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 01:16:25 AEDT1489932985
Woman heading home from work allegedly killed by drunk teen in stolen ute
Yahoo7 News
A drunk teenager in a stolen ute has allegedly killed a woman driving home from work near Geelong in Victoria. Close. Stop Video Replay 1:49. woman allegedly killed by drunk teen in stolen ute. UP NEXT. VIDEO A drunk teenager in a stolen ute has ...
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:55:43 AEDT1489920943
Woman dead, man critical after Vic crash
Yahoo7 News
The teenager at the wheel of an allegedly stolen car involved in a fatal crash near Geelong is still fighting for life in hospital. A woman died shortly after the car she was in collided head-on with the allegedly stolen Holden ute in Geelong about 12 ...
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 19:37:30 AEDT1489912650
Woman dead, man critical after Vic crash
NEWS.com.au
A woman died shortly after the car she was in collided head-on with the allegedly stolen Holden ute in Geelong about 12.25am on Sunday, police say. Police are yet to release the identity of the woman but media have identified her as the restaurant ...
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 19:37:30 AEDT1489912650
Rheinmetall shortlists Victoria and Queensland for LAND 400 work
Defence Connect
Victorian-based federal ministers and MPs lobbied Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne earlier this year to argue the case for Geelong to be the project's hub. Geelong is recovering from economic problems caused by the closure of Ford's ...
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:51:40 AEDT1489891900
Hutchins scraps directly-elected mayor
Bay 93.9
The Andrews state government will strip Geelong voters of their right to elect their own mayor, returning instead to the old model in which councillors take turns in the crucial role. The decision was announced on Saturday morning when Local Government ...
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 11:16:41 AEDT1489796201
Gators face Supercars
Shepparton News
A new-look Shepparton Gators will open their Big V basketball season in Geelong tomorrow. Leigh Bathman's side hits the road to face the Supercats in an intriguing clash at Geelong Arena. With the departures of former captain Matt Bartlett, import ...
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 10:37:29 AEDT1489793849
Mum killer jailed
Bay 93.9
A Geelong woman who killed a mother-of-three in a fight over $50 has been jailed for at least 16-years. Alicia Schiller was last year found guilty of fatally stabbing Tyrelle Evertsen-Mostert in her Norlane home in a drug-fuelled rage in November, 2014.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:55:58 AEDT1489708558
Another freeway fatality as police seek dashcam footage
Bay 93.9
A Hoppers Crossing woman remains in a serious but stable condition after a fatal collision at Point Cook that sparked traffic chaos for Geelong-bound drivers. And police are now asking drivers who were on the freeway at the time of the accident to ...
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:22:30 AEDT1489699350
Geelong council decision imminent
Bay 93.9
The future of Geelong Council is expected to be made clearer tomorrow when the Victorian government responds to the recommendations of its so-called 'Citizen's Jury'. Former Mayor Darryn Lyons and his fellow councillors were controversially sacked in ...
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:58:28 AEDT1489697908
Mum killer faces sentencing
Bay 93.9
A Geelong woman who murdered her housemate during a drug-fuelled rage is due to be sentenced today. Alicia Schiller was found guilty late last year of fatally stabbing 31-year-old Tyrelle Evertsen-Mostert. The court heard the Norlane mother-of-three ...
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:58:28 AEDT1489697908
Geelong set to welcome rock superstar
Bay 93.9
The Eagles co-founder, drummer and singer Don Henley will be performing at Mount Duneed Estate in the latest in the A Day on the Green series. A massive crowd is expected for the concert, which will see Henley performing songs from his old band as well ...
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:50:55 AEDT1489697455
Headed for wetlands? Don't forget to duck
Bay 93.9
ducks greens Thousands of hunters who will descend on wetlands across Geelong from tomorrow for the start of duck season, are being warned to know what they can and can't kill. Lake Connewarre and Reedy Lake are popular local sports for shooting ...
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:45:49 AEDT1489697149
Geelong crime continues to climb
Bay 93.9
New figures show show Greater Geelong's crime rose by 10.3 per cent in the year to December, above the Victorian average of 10.2 per cent. Weapons and explosives offences increased by 34.8 per cent, while drug offences rose 31.5 per cent overall.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:37:21 AEDT1489696641
Aged care hostels' $2m refurb
Bay 93.9
Four hostels at the McKellar Centre in North Geelong have been refurbished at a cost of $2 million. Barwon Health says the facility was long overdue for the works to improve liveability for residents. Aged Care Director Ben Maw says the hostels are now ...
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:46:27 AEDT1489617987
Measles scare touches Geelong
Bay 93.9
A measles scare linked to a Werribee department store has reached Geelong, after revelations the infected patient attended a Deakin University campus. Health officials say the person worked at the Big W store at Pacific Werribee between March 3 and 6.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:15:23 AEDT1489612523
Headlines
Geelong rape complainant's family urges premier to protect children in court
The Guardian
The family of the girl, who was 14 when she was allegedly raped in a Geelong park in November 2015, wants the government to provide better victim support for children during trials. The girl abandoned her case before her alleged attackers, brothers ...
'I'm the girl that got raped': How a family coped with teenage daughter's ordealStuff.co.nz
Rape case dropped on "re-traumatising" fears: motherABC Online
all 18 news articles »
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:09:00 AEDT1490058540
Trackworks could derail school holiday plans
Bay 93.9
Train at Lara Train commuters are being warned the Geelong line will be closed for more than a week next month. V/Line will shut down the local line between April 8 and 17, which includes Easter and the second week of the school holidays. It says the ...
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:18:50 AEDT1490217530
Sardines! V/Line defends Geelong line crush
Bay 93.9
overcrowding trains v paech twitter1 Overcrowding on the Geelong train line seems to be getting worse as more commuters opt for the train over the delay-prone Princes Freeway. Passengers are being forced to sit in the aisles on some peak-hour services ...
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:26:21 AEDT1490300781
MP: alternatives needed to crowded Melbourne
Bay 93.9
A plan to encourage Victorians to consider living outside of metropolitan Melbourne will be discussed at a forum in Geelong. Melbourne's population is continuing to rise and some estimates say it could surpass New York's current levels, by the middle ...
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:27:27 AEDT1490304447
Man injured after home invasion bashing
Bay 93.9
It's believed up to four people forced their way into a property in Olney Drive just before one this morning. Police say the offenders entered a bedroom where they seriously assaulted a 31-year-old man. The victim managed to make his way to a neighbour ...
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:56:15 AEDT1490133375
Schools go dark for Earth Hour
Bay 93.9
earth hour Some local schools will be plunged into darkness this weekend, but parents are being assured there's nothing to worry about. They'll be taking part in earth hour, one of the world's largest environmental events. This will be the tenth year ...
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:43:50 AEDT1490301830
"Canvas to Plate" at Geelong Gallery
Broadsheet
Hosted by Geelong Gallery director Jason Smith, guests will be able to sample locally sourced food put together by Thornbury-based catering company Firecracker, while getting a close look at the permanent art collection. Set across the gallery's three ...
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:45:05 AEDT1490154305
Woman dead, man critical after Vic crash
NEWS.com.au
A woman died shortly after the car she was in collided head-on with the allegedly stolen Holden ute in Geelong about 12.25am on Sunday, police say. Police are yet to release the identity of the woman but media have identified her as the restaurant ...
Driver killed in stolen car crashBay 93.9
all 7 news articles »
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 19:37:30 AEDT1489912650
Princes Freeway 'Potastrophe'
Bay 93.9
potato spill gibbo1 Emergency crews have chipped away at a potato spill on the Princes Freeway near Little River. A truck and car collided in the Geelong bound lanes of the freeway just before seven this morning. The truck spilled its load of potatoes ...
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:56:21 AEDT1490046981
Saleyards future still in doubt
Bay 93.9
geelong saleyards cogg An advisory committee that's been set up to help decide the future of the Geelong Saleyards will meet for the first time today. Geelong's administrators ordered the site's closure in August last year, citing safety concerns ...
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:09:44 AEDT1490216984
Geelong council decision imminent
Bay 93.9
The future of Geelong Council is expected to be made clearer tomorrow when the Victorian government responds to the recommendations of its so-called 'Citizen's Jury'. Former Mayor Darryn Lyons and his fellow councillors were controversially sacked in ...
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:58:28 AEDT1489697908
Hutchins scraps directly-elected mayor
Bay 93.9
The Andrews state government will strip Geelong voters of their right to elect their own mayor, returning instead to the old model in which councillors take turns in the crucial role. The decision was announced on Saturday morning when Local Government ...
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 11:16:41 AEDT1489796201
Music teacher fired over alleged student relationship
Bay 93.9
A Geelong music teacher could be banned from working in classrooms after being accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a teenage student. Christian College has revealed it sacked Daniel Zampatti after allegations were raised in October ...
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:54:02 AEDT1490129642
Can you help feed hungry kittens?
Bay 93.9
The Geelong Animal Welfare Society has almost run out of kitten food. GAWS says the delivery of its regular order has been delayed until next week, leaving the organisation with nothing to feed some of their smallest furry friends. The group has ...
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:59:55 AEDT1490302795
Geelong crime continues to climb
Bay 93.9
New figures show show Greater Geelong's crime rose by 10.3 per cent in the year to December, above the Victorian average of 10.2 per cent. Weapons and explosives offences increased by 34.8 per cent, while drug offences rose 31.5 per cent overall.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:37:21 AEDT1489696641
Measles scare touches Geelong
Bay 93.9
A measles scare linked to a Werribee department store has reached Geelong, after revelations the infected patient attended a Deakin University campus. Health officials say the person worked at the Big W store at Pacific Werribee between March 3 and 6.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:15:23 AEDT1489612523
Storm and traffic update
Bay 93.9
V/Line customers have been told to expect continued delays on the commute home, with a track fault caused by this evening's storm. Meantime, motorists are advised to drive under the speed limit, keep their lights on and to never drive through floodwaters.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:14:47 AEDT1490080487
Man shot at Geelong house
NEWS.com.au
A man in his 20s has been shot during an altercation at a house in Geelong. He was shot in the lower body and is in hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police say. Officers were called to the Townsend Road, Whittington, house about 5.25pm on ...
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 21:14:00 AEDT1488363240
Report reveals depth of MP greed
Bay 93.9
languiller nardello An audit into politician's perks has recommended Victoria dump all allowances and make MPS shell out for expenses and claim reimbursements later. The report, which looked into the controversial secondary residence allowance claims ...
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:27:27 AEDT1490304447
Big boost for local business
Bay 93.9
There has been a welcome boost to business confidence in Geelong, with new stats indicating more sales, profits, and even hiring. The numbers come from the Geelong Business Trends Survey, and show Geelong is fast becoming a 'smart city' - thanks to a ...
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:10:28 AEDT1489558228
Geelong set to welcome rock superstar
Bay 93.9
The Eagles co-founder, drummer and singer Don Henley will be performing at Mount Duneed Estate in the latest in the A Day on the Green series. A massive crowd is expected for the concert, which will see Henley performing songs from his old band as well ...
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:50:55 AEDT1489697455
Mum killer faces sentencing
Bay 93.9
A Geelong woman who murdered her housemate during a drug-fuelled rage is due to be sentenced today. Alicia Schiller was found guilty late last year of fatally stabbing 31-year-old Tyrelle Evertsen-Mostert. The court heard the Norlane mother-of-three ...
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:58:28 AEDT1489697908
Heartbroken mum weeps for murdered son
Bay 93.9
The mother of a murdered Geelong schoolboy is hoping a $1 million reward will finally bring his killer to justice. Ricky Balcombe was fatally stabbed in the Little Malop Street Mall in May 1995. He was attacked by a man wearing a hood near the Market ...
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:38:56 AEDT1490218736
Huge solar 'farm' planned for Black Rock
Bay 93.9
The project will generate enough electricity to power around 300 homes each year, while saving around 1500 tonnes of carbon emissions. Work is expected to be completed by the end of the year on what is expected to be the first megawatt-scale solar farm ...
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:43:50 AEDT1490301830
Toddlers injured after smash
Bay 93.9
Meantime, a man in his 20s had minor injuries, and was taken to Geelong hospital in a stable condition. Two toddlers, who was also occupants of the car, suffered minor injuries and were tkane by road to the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne. The ...
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:48:52 AEDT1490330932
Training provider suspends Geelong operations
Bay 93.9
The future of the Sage Institute in Geelong remains up in the air after the company went into voluntary administration. Administrator Ferrier Hodgson has now closed the Brisbane and Sydney campuses and have suspended Sage's Victorian schools, including ...
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 08:17:28 AEDT1489007848
Fire damages Geelong West business
Bay 93.9
CFA crews were called to Pakington Street just after 11pm Wednesday after a passing police patrol noticed smoke coming from a Geelong West office. It took around 30 minutes to bring the flames under control at the old home, which had been converted ...
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 08:02:03 AEDT1488402123
Equality roadshow rolls into Geelong
Bay 93.9
An "equality roadshow" that hopes to reduce discrimination will roll into Geelong later this month. The LGBTI Equality Roadshow is heading to regional Victoria to help promote the importance of inclusion. Issues including family violence, health and ...
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:25:43 AEDT1489440343
Punctuality improves on Geelong line
Bay 93.9
Punctuality improves on Geelong line. Kathleen Jessop / 10 March 2017. vlinetrainlara2. V/line have released their punctuality targets for the Geelong train line - with a small improvement since January. In February, 84.8% of Geelong services arrived ...
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 17:47:58 AEDT1489128478
Darren Grayson Hairstylists robbed
Bay 93.9
Thieves have targeted the salon of Geelong hairdressing icon Darren Grayson, shattering the front door in the process. The popular hairdresser on Pakington Street was broken into at around 2:30am Thursday, with the cash register and a number of salon ...
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:47:09 AEDT1490302029
Football
Australian Football Association of North America
Australian Football Association of North America (registration)
With the return of Aaron Sandilands, Fremantle dominated in the ruck and won more clearances than Geelong, but Fremantle's frequent skill errors gifted the ball to their opponents. The Cats midfielders, Patrick Dangerfield, Mitch Duncan and Joel ...
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:00:06 AEDT1490590806
Geelong champ Jimmy Bartel reveals Cameron Ling lied to Cats about golf cart crash
Geelong Advertiser
The young Collingwood midfielder committed footy's “cardinal sin” by inventing a story last week about breaking his hand while playing with his dog, when he was really injured in a bar altercation. Geelong champ Jimmy Bartel revealed yesterday his ...
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:25:56 AEDT1490498756
Jimmy Bartel reveals Cameron Ling lied to Cats about golf cart crash
Herald Sun
Geelong champ Jimmy Bartel revealed today his former skipper Cameron Ling once did something similar, although Ling's motive in not telling the entire truth was not just to protect himself, but his golf partner and premiership teammate. “Cameron Ling ...
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:40:41 AEDT1490427641
VFLW: Melbourne Vixens championship player Erin Hoare in footy switch with Geelong's VFLW side
Geelong Advertiser
Hood said Hoare, who played for both the Vixens and NSW Swifts in the ANZ Championship, had shown glimpses of what she might be capable of in football. She becomes the latest elite netball talent to join the Cats, who boast a host of star netballers ...
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:02:29 AEDT1490346149
Cats debutant Tom Stewart can't wait for Fyfe and Dangerfield midfield battle
Geelong Advertiser
GEELONG debutant Tom Stewart is just as excited as the rest of the football public to see who wins the duel between midfield superstars Patrick Dangerfield and Nat Fyfe in their Sunday clash. But while the rest of the footy world can sit back and ...
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:58:31 AEDT1490338711
Geelong Cats Rd 1 preview: Less hype but stakes just as high
Geelong Advertiser
It's not just the football club, either, it's the entire city. On the eve of Round 1, 2016, the sense of excitement and anticipation here had built into a near frenzy. Every local knows when the Cats are winning the place comes alive and before a ball ...
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:53:58 AEDT1490320438
Scott still has to prove he's good at his job, says Schwarz
Geelong Advertiser
Scott still has to prove that he's good at his job. Yes, he's a premiership coach, but he took over at a time when the Cats were the greatest team of all. He's admitted that in his first year at the helm, 2011, he didn't have to change too much from ...
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:02:29 AEDT1490173349
Geelong Cats: Brian Cook reflects on the 2007 premiership and the next 20 years of the club
Geelong Advertiser
Inside the new Brownlow Stand will be the Cats' football department, a 1000-seat function room that can be divided into a series of smaller rooms, female footy changerooms, a cafe, double-level merchandise shop, revamped media facilities, innovative ...
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 01:01:48 AEDT1489932108
Geelong Cats: Irish recruit tells which part of AFL footy surprised him the most
Geelong Advertiser
But when it comes to his development as an AFL footballer everything is going swimmingly for Geelong's Irish recruit. O'Connor, who signed a two-year international rookie contract with the Cats towards the end of last year, has toughed his way through ...
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 22:11:37 AEDT1489576297
Fremantle vs Geelong Cats
Wide World of Sports
Channel Nine commentator and footy tips leader Andrew Johns believes Manly will spring a huge upset over North Queensland in round three. Two from two. Where Kyrgios has measure of the greats. The sample size is still small, but Nick Kyrgios boasts ...
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:07:12 AEDT1489378032
Joel Selwood speeding incident costs Geelong its TAC sponsorship
The Age
The Geelong Football Club chief is "disappointed" after the latest driving indiscretion by a Cats' player prompted the Transport Accident Commission to strip its six-figure-a-season sponsorship deal. Geelong captain Joel Selwood will surrender his ...
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 18:00:30 AEDT1488956430
Geelong Cats Lose Long-Time Sponsor Over Captain's Speeding Incident
B&T
Geelong Football Club CEO Brian Cook told Fairfax that the club was “disappointed” with the decision. “We've been doing this for over a decade with the TAC and we'll continue to embrace their message,” he said. Geelong becomes the third Victorian AFL ...
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 10:57:15 AEDT1488931035
Speedy Selwood sees TAC sponsorship cut
Sporting News
The partnership between the TAC and Geelong Cats stretches back 11 seasons, however those ties have now been cut. “In January 2015 the Geelong Football Club stated publicly that in the event of any further serious incidents the partnership would be ...
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 18:12:08 AEDT1488870728
Essendon Bombers to load up against Geelong Cats in pre-season clash
The Age
After Bendigo, Essendon players can also seek permission to have a run in the VFL practice match against Geelong, a week before the March 25 AFL match against the Hawks. "He'll certainly train this week, it's just whether we feel he's done enough ...
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 15:15:31 AEDT1488773731
Bombers to load up against Cats in AFL
Wide World of Sports
Essendon All-Australian Cale Hooker will most likely only have one VFL practice match before their round-one AFL blockbuster against Hawthorn. While fellow key position player Michael Hurley is likely to play in their last pre-season match again ...
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:55:39 AEDT1488772539
Bombers to load up against Cats in AFL
SBS
After Bendigo, Essendon players can also seek permission to have a run in the VFL practice match against Geelong, a week before the March 25 AFL match against the Hawks. "He'll certainly train this week, it's just whether we feel he's done enough ...
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:51:55 AEDT1488772315
Bombers to load up against Cats in AFL
ESPN
After Bendigo, Essendon players can also seek permission to have a run in the VFL practice match against Geelong, a week before the March 25 AFL match against the Hawks. "He'll certainly train this week, it's just whether we feel he's done enough ...
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:49:55 AEDT1488772195
TAC to meet Cats after Selwood caught speeding
AFL.com.au
"At this stage it is too early to make any statement about the partnership," TAC spokesperson Hamish Heard told AFL.com.au on Monday. "We have been fully briefed by the Geelong Football Club. "We will meet with the club in the near future to address ...
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:23:31 AEDT1488173011
Geelong Cats skipper Joel Selwood risked injury while speeding, top cop says
Geelong Advertiser
Geelong Cats skipper Joel Selwood risked injury while speeding, top cop says. Chad Van Estrop, Geelong Advertiser. February 26, 2017 3: ... Selwood, who had been in Warrnambool for an AFL community camp on Friday, will be banned from driving for a ...
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:48:46 AEDT1488095326
Geelong stars in Warrnambool | rolling coverage
Warrnambool Standard
4pm: The Cats players have visited Brauer College, Australia Post, South West Healthcare and St John of God hospital this afternoon. Captain Joel Selwood said the players were happy to be back in Warrnambool again. “It's just about spreading the ...
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:48:42 AEDT1487818122
Geelong Cats defender Tom Stewart had the taste, now he wants senior action
Geelong Advertiser
It's still a long road (to earn respect), I haven't played a game of AFL football yet and there is a long way to go but I just want to keep ticking boxes each week.” Drafted by Geelong with its second round pick in last year's national draft, Stewart ...
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:52:18 AEDT1487800338
Geelong Cats defender Tom Stewart had the taste, now he wants senior action
Geelong Advertiser
It's still a long road (to earn respect), I haven't played a game of AFL football yet and there is a long way to go but I just want to keep ticking boxes each week.” Drafted by Geelong with its second round pick in last year's national draft, Stewart ...
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:32:32 AEDT1487755952
Geelong Cats: Rookie Jack Henry is quickly learning the ropes
Geelong Advertiser
The 18-year-old product of St Mary's Football Club and St Joseph's College, who was picked up by Geelong in last year's rookie draft, made a positive start to his career against Hawthorn last Friday, including kicking a goal during the Cats stellar ...
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:14:18 AEDT1487578458
Match Review Panel full statement: JLT week one
AFL.com.au
Based on the available video evidence and a medical report from the Geelong Cats' Football Club, the incident was assessed as careless conduct with low impact to the head. The incident was classified as a $1500 sanction. The player has no applicable ...
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:29:52 AEDT1487568592
Hawthorn Hawks vs Geelong Cats JLT Series at UTAS stadium pits brother against brother
Tasmania Examiner
While Ewan may not have a football career in his sights, his younger brother already shows a passion for the game that may take him far. Nate, six-years-old, was quite happy to rattle off the names of half of the Geelong team as he watched the Cats ...
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:20:49 AEDT1487334049
Mitch Duncan extends AFL contract with Geelong Cats
The Age
The West Australian was selected with pick 28 in the 2009 national draft and was a member of the Cats' 2011 premiership side in his second AFL season. "The Geelong Football Club gifted me the opportunity to play AFL football and I couldn't have asked ...
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:48:45 AEDT1486946925
Geelong agree contract extension with Mitch Duncan
The Australian
The West-Australian was selected with pick 28 in the 2009 national draft and was a member of the Cats' 2011 premiership side in his second AFL season. “The Geelong Football Club gifted me the opportunity to play AFL football and I couldn't have asked ...
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:03:46 AEDT1486904626
Mitch Duncan signs two-year contract extension with Geelong
Fox Sports
The West Australian was selected with pick 28 in the 2009 national draft and was a member of the Cats' 2011 premiership side in his second AFL season. “The Geelong Football Club gifted me the opportunity to play AFL football and I couldn't have asked ...
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 22:48:27 AEDT1486900107
Duncan extends AFL contract with Geelong
SBS
The West-Australian was selected with pick 28 in the 2009 national draft and was a member of the Cats' 2011 premiership side in his second AFL season. "The Geelong Football Club gifted me the opportunity to play AFL football and I couldn't have asked ...
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 21:29:25 AEDT1486895365
Mitch Duncan to remain a Cat until 2020
Sporting News
Mitch Duncan to remain a Cat until 2020 · AFL. February 12, 2017 5:28am EST February 12, 2017 5:17am EST Geelong midfielder Mitch Duncan has re-signed with the Cats, keeping him a the club until the end of 2020.
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 21:23:59 AEDT1486895039
Premiership Cat signs on until end of 2020
AFL.com.au
... Cat until the end of 2020. Duncan, 25, said he was excited to secure his future after seven seasons at the club. "The Geelong Football Club gifted me the opportunity to play AFL football and I couldn't have asked for a better experience so far ...
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 20:53:20 AEDT1486893200
Geelong Football Club invites 15yo Corio boy Bryce McKiernan to fun team photo session
Geelong Advertiser
And Cats players were more than happy to rally around the smiling Corio boy, who received a round of applause from the team in a candid experience that his family will treasure forever. “Bryce hopped out of his wheelchair, went over and Joel (Selwood) ...
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 10:16:56 AEDT1486768616
Geelong Football Club invites 15yo Corio boy Bryce McKiernan to fun team photo session
Geelong Advertiser
And Cats players were more than happy to rally around the smiling Corio boy, who received a round of applause from the team in a candid experience that his family will treasure forever. “Bryce hopped out of his wheelchair, went over and Joel (Selwood) ...
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:29:42 AEDT1486708182
Tom Hawkins in the mix for Cats' pre-season opener
AFL.com.au
However Cats football manager Steve Hocking told AFL.com.au Hawkins had done plenty of work to ensure his fitness was at a high level when he joined full training. He said Hawkins was in the selection mix although a final decision would not be made ...
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:47:42 AEDT1486532862
Geelong Cats patron Frank Costa would love to see Gary Ablett head home from the Gold Coast Suns
Geelong Advertiser
Costa said any move to bring Ablett home will need to be done by the Geelong's football department. Despite playing just 20 games in his past two seasons, Costa was confident Ablett still had plenty to offer at AFL level. “I think he could play down ...
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:55:03 AEDT1484718903
AFL Barwon wants to start region's first women's senior footy competition in 2017
Geelong Advertiser
If no Geelong league can start up for the 2017 season, any local senior women's football sides that are born will be required to play in Ballarat's AFL Goldfields league. More than 150 footballers signed up for the Cats' talent ID day but only 40 made ...
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 09:15:16 AEDT1482185716
Geelong Cats AGM: Club honours Bill Goggin with RJ Hickey Award
Geelong Advertiser
Goggin received the Geelong's R.J. Hickey Award on Monday night in recognition of his service to football at the Cats, the VFL, Geelong West and Footscray. The award is one of the most prestigious individual honours the club hands out and is open to ...
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 20:45:05 AEDT1482140705
Geelong Football Club likely to be debt-free at the end of next season
The Age
Carter also took the opportunity to hit out at the AFL over next year's fixture, which has long been an issue between Geelong and the league. The Cats president said the club should not be forced to play home games that result in it losing money. "We ...
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 20:04:59 AEDT1482138299
Geelong Cats' draft call for Sam Simpson goes all the way to Uganda
The Age
Some kids are lucky enough to be there under the TV lights when their names are called out at the AFL draft table. Most are watching from lounge rooms or on their home computers. But Geelong's Sam Simpson was a little different. When the Cats called ...
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:45:20 AEDT1481784320
Cats star Jimmy Bartel to join 3AW Football team for 2017 season commentary, Ling announces
Geelong Advertiser
... the 2017 season, where he will be contributing to 3AW Football coverage. Bartel will be providing colour commentary and special comments alongside other retired AFL figures such Matthew Lloyd and former teammate and Geelong captain Cameron Ling.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:31:20 AEDT1481167880
RUMOUR CONFIRMED: Jimmy Bartel joins 3AW Football
3AW
Jimmy Bartel has been one of the most versatile and highly-decorated players in the history of the Geelong Cats. Photo: AFL Media/Getty Images. RUMOUR CONFIRMED: Jimmy Bartel is joining 3AW Football in 2017. Fresh from retirement after 305 games, ...
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:12:49 AEDT1481148769
The Geelong draftee Esava Ratugolea's love of football started with a packet of chips
The Age
New Cat Esava Ratugolea was excited about meeting Geelong stars Joel Selwood and Patrick Dangerfield in his first week at the club. The Cobram local ... Geelong recruits: Esava Ratugolea (second from left, back row) is looking forward to an AFL career.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:03:22 AEDT1480745002
New Cat Timm House right at home in Geelong
AFL.com.au
TIMM House was at home on the family farm when a mate phoned to inform him the Cats had drafted him with pick No.68 in the 2016 NAB AFL Draft. He was sitting in a truck on the property in Gnowangerup, four hours southeast ... AFL recruiters might ...
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 10:08:41 AEDT1480720121
Former Geelong star Garry Hocking ready — and eager — to lead Panthers' flag hunt
The Advertiser
He wanted to be back with his family, who had not relocated to Adelaide, and had found work back in the AFL system at Collingwood. Gotch had treated the Panthers well and the club never considered blocking his path ... The following year he joined ...
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:14:10 AEDT1480666450
Geelong Cats: Ryan Abbott's VFL performance against Casey Scorpions helped get him drafted
Geelong Advertiser
The 25-year-old ruckman is suddenly the poster boy for perseverance after being plucked from the Geelong Football League in last week's life-changing AFL draft. Abbott hopes to force his way into Geelong's established ruck division as early as next ...
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:45:03 AEDT1480657503
'Pinch-yourself moment' for Cats draftee
AFL.com.au
GEELONG'S first selection at the 2016 NAB AFL Draft, Brandan Parfitt, was in shock when told he would wear the Cats No.3 jumper made famous by recently retired Jimmy Bartel. Parfitt, who the Cats selected with pick No.26 last Friday night, said he ...
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:47:00 AEDT1480564020
Cobram's Ratugolea will be a Cat
Shepparton News
''With the 43rd pick, the Geelong Football Club select Esava Ratugolea, Murray Bushrangers,'' AFL chief executive officer Gillon McLaughlin said. That was the sentence that changed Cobram's Esava Ratugolea's life at the 2016 NAB AFL draft held in ...
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:05:32 AEDT1480464332
AFL rookie draft 2017: Geelong Falcon Jack Henry's dream comes true after Cats selection
Geelong Advertiser
The Geelong Falcons star was surrounded by family and friends around the computer at home when the Cats swooped with the first of four picks in the rookie draft. After shocking the footy world by drafting three local players on Friday night, Geelong ...
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 01:10:34 AEDT1480342234
AFL draft 2016: Grovedale ruckman Ryan Abbott blitzed testing, sparking interest from rival clubs
Geelong Advertiser
Had Geelong not pulled the trigger on local ruckman Ryan Abott with its last pick in Friday night's national draft, there is a suspicion he would have been poached by a rival club before the Cats' first pick in today's rookie draft. This is a bloke who ...
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:31:25 AEDT1480303885
New Cat Esava Ratugolea is 'Nic Nat-like'
AFL.com.au
Ratugolea was recruited by Geelong with pick No.43 on Friday night and should be given opportunities after the Cats lost a number of talls in the NAB AFL Trade Period. List manager Stephen Wells said the 18-year-old had bolted into calculations with ...
Sat, 26 Nov 2016 11:56:22 AEDT1480121782
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