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Janae set to take on the world

JANAE Mackrell is on the fast track to success after earning a spot on the Australian team for the 2017 Track and Field Athletics tour in Canada. The Maribyrnong College student, 15, who trains five times a week, said juggling school and sport could be exhausting but she was driven by a desire to compete…

Music fair set to be a big hit

THE Yarraville Music and Record Fair will return for a second spin in August after the first proved a hit. Event organiser and Sydney radio presenter Lord Lucifer said the free event would feature records and memorabilia from traders across Australia and showcase live performances from local musicians and DJs. “It will be really family-oriented…

Bulldogs help migrants settle into community

THE Western Bulldogs Football Club is giving back through its Ready, Settle, Go program. The initiative, started in 2007, has provided settlement services to more than 18,000 migrants and refugees living in the western suburbs. Western Bulldogs Community Foundation general manager Kashif Bouns said it was about providing a support network for new residents, including…

College fields impressive team

A GROUP of students from Maribyrnong College are one step closer to realising their AFL dreams after being selected in the league’s state representative sides. Head coach and co-ordinator of the AFL program Torin Baker said it was a “great reward” for the 15 students. Ethan Bentley, Emerson Jeka, Daniel Mott and Sam Ramsay were…

Short film eyes the life of a Beatle, Maribyrnong Leader

A YARRAVILLE filmmaker is drawing inspiration from the post-Beatles career of Paul McCartney for his latest short film. W.D. Stevens’ trilogy Walter takes the audience on a 50-year journey through the life of David Walter, a fictional former member of the band. “There have always been biopics on John Lennon, but nobody ever does anything…

Footscray theatre company Wit Incorporated out to help save planet with new kids show, Maribyrnong Leader

A FOOTSCRAY theatre company is teaching children about recycling, reusing and reducing in a new school holiday production. Wit Incorporated’s A Hero’s Guide to Saving the Planet tells the story of superhero Captain Eco and her sidekick The Green Defender as they try to stop supervillain The Waster from covering Footscray streets with litter. “The…

Champions of lacrosse, Maribyrnong Leader

A GROUP of Footscray lacrosse players are now national champions after winning the 2017 ALA Senior Championships in South Australia. Miles Blair, Jeff Melsopp, Peter Kwas, James Lawerson and Chris Plumb, along with Abbie Burgess, Verity Clough, Stella Justice-Allen, Rebecca Lane, Esther Lavelle, Nelly Mollison and Sarah Mollison represented the Victorian men’s and women’s sides…

From bags to swag mats, Maribyrnong Leader

THE Maidstone Community Centre is running a series of plarn (plastic bag yarn) workshops throughout June in an effort to help both the environment and the homeless. Centre facilitator Pam Johnson said plastic bags that would otherwise go to landfill were “transformed into something new and useful”. “Our group are making swag mats which will…