Waubra waffle, week ending 29th August

Congratulations to all CHFL award winners from all clubs last Monday night. A particular congratulations to James Rushton and Kelly Moran who were selected in senior football and A grade netball Teams of the Year. Eliza Jane Clark was runner up in the B grade netball best and fairest. Well done to all other vote getters on the night and those that attended the evening.

Monday night also saw the induction of Doug Hobson to life membership of the Central Highlands Football League. Most people from Waubra and the CHFL would know Doug and what an amazing job he does. For him to get formally recognised for his work is a fantastic result. I have included some details about Doug’s involvement in CHFL and the community and on behalf of the club I want to congratulate Doug.


On a community level Doug has been farming in the local Waubra area and has raised his family here. He has been actively involved in the local community as a past president of the Waubra Primary School and is currently heavily involved in the Waubra Wind farm Festival. He is involved in the Burrumbeet CFA unit, taking on many roles including Communications officer. On a club level Doug has been involved with the Waubra Football Netball Club and was on the Football Committee for over 30 years. During this time Doug was involved in all aspects of the club. While many people are strongly involved in their local club for many decades Doug has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the league, being actively involved as a delegate for over 30 years. His longevity as a club delegate developed a robust knowledge of the League, the issues it has faced and the development it has made. This placed Doug in an ideal position for his current role of Vice President of the Central Highland Football League. This is his third year in the role and his knowledge, communication and interest in the league enables him to fulfill his role to an exceptional level. With his high level of dedication to football around the region, he demonstrates his ongoing commitment to the league and the professional approach he takes to this current role.

Last weekend we had 5 teams (2 football and 3 netball) enter the first week of finals which was a terrific result for the club. Of the 5 teams we were lucky enough to get our senior and reserves football and B grade netball straight through to preliminary finals. Our C and A grade netballers came up against really strong teams and unfortunately fell a little short. The girls are keen to rectify this in the semi-finals this weekend! Our B grade netballers put in a great display to come away with a terrific win over Springbank, who had beaten them during the season. In the football our reserve boys played a strong brand of footy which saw them record a strong victory over Ballan. Our senior guys also played a very good game to come away with a hard fought victory.


Senior football and netball (under 17, C, B, A grade netball & 17.5, reserve and senior football) will be held on Friday the 19th September at Miners Tavern in Lydiard street Ballarat. Cost is $40 for adults and $25 for under 18 and includes a two course meal and DJ entertainment from 6:30pm. Tickets must be purchased ONLINE before the event as no tickets are available on the night.