Hope on the Hill
In 2007 the Relay for Life held at Windy Hill raised in excess of $220,000 for the Cancer Council of Victoria. It is a figure organisers are hoping to surpass at the 2008 version being held this weekend. The 24-hour event, which commences at 6pm this Friday, has attracted 46 participating teams and this year’s event is expected to see more than 2000 converge on the Windy Hill precinct. The event aims to raise funds for cancer research, education and patient support programs.
Fans to get first glimpse of new Bombers
Essendon coach Matthew Knights has promised there will be “no holding back” in Saturday’s intra-club practice match at Casey Fields oval. “This is our first intra-club practice match after a long pre-season and I want the players to crank it right up, including the senior players,” he said.
Lloyd backs Bombers’ youth
A new-look Essendon line-up commenced their four-day community camp in Ballina today with the young list confident they can convert their strong pre-season training into on-field success this year. Despite an overhaul of players in the past couple of years, Essendon captain Matthew Lloyd has issued the competition with a warning not to underestimate the Bombers’ youth.