British Supersport season begins for Gippsland’s Ben Currie

Gippsland’s Ben Currie didn’t have the best start to the new season in the British Supersport Championships. Racing at Donington Park, the 25 year old from Glengarry didn’t finish the first race due to mechanical issues.   Ben then placed seventh in the second race with two time penalties after starting from the back of the grid with more technical problems.  He said his bike … Continue reading British Supersport season begins for Gippsland’s Ben Currie

BJ Currie: a country kid with dreams and guts

Ben Currie’s return to the British Supersport Championship has been delayed thanks to the coronavirus lockdown. Two rounds should have already been completed in the 2020 season, but no one knows when racing will commence. 24 year old Currie from Glengarry in Gippsland was born to race motorbikes, as you’ll discover in his three-part video series. But how he ended up racing in Britain came as … Continue reading BJ Currie: a country kid with dreams and guts

Duursma’s promising footy career built on Gippsland foundations

By Greg Allen-Pretty With only one AFL round played so far this season, a second year Port Adelaide player from Gippsland is keeping himself fit and match-ready for when a resumption of the season is announced. Meet the impressive Xavier Duursma who excelled at Gippsland Power and with Vic Country, and is now making his mark in the AFL. He’s smart, he’s loyal, he’s his … Continue reading Duursma’s promising footy career built on Gippsland foundations

Gippsland’s Ben Currie to return to Supersport in 2020

Glengarry’s Ben Currie is set to return to the Dickies British Supersport Championship in 2020 after a frustrating season in the elite class. The Gippslander battled a number of serious injuries and mechanical issues during his 2019 Bennetts British Superbike debut, but said he learnt a lot from the experience. “It was a massive character building year for sure.  It didn’t go exactly how I … Continue reading Gippsland’s Ben Currie to return to Supersport in 2020

Talk about racing: Justin Darcy

On the morning of a Gippsland race meeting, or on the Friday before a weekend meeting, Justin Darcy presents a preview on the radio. Those reports and a bit of racing chatter on YouTube constitute the early steps toward a full blown career for Justin in racing media. You’ll hear Justin’s previews in the sports section of local news bulletins on Gippsland’s Gold 98.3 FM … Continue reading Talk about racing: Justin Darcy

Some Heppell leadership inspires young people to lead in life and sport

Leadership runs in the Heppell family of Leongatha. Jamin, Dyson and Aaron have been, and are, leaders in life and in sport. While Dyson excels as captain of the Essendon Bombers, he and younger brother Aaron also assist older brother Jamin who inspires other young people to leadership. Captains Camp is the flagship program of Game Changers Australia. Jamin describes it as the ultimate in … Continue reading Some Heppell leadership inspires young people to lead in life and sport