In The Courier this week

Uraidla’s Tim Martin, front, and Travis Oakley attempt to mark under extreme pressure during Saturday’s Hills Football League grand final against Echunga.


The Echunga Football Club  could be demoted to a lower division despite winning Saturday’s top tier grand final  because its lower grades failed to perform.
The Demons only joined the Central Division this year but a lack of success in its B-grade and junior ranks will see the premiers relegated – unless a rival volunteers to step down or clubs vote to force a change of rules to the Hills Football League (HFL).
Echunga will challenge any demotion to the Country Division but HFL president Glen Sickerdick says his board won’t be seeking to change the rules.
“I can understand Echunga’s position – here we have a situation where they’ve won the finals, they’ve won the grand final and they’re facing relegation,” he said.

Also in this week’s issue

  • Skate park: Macclesfield children will get a skate park in the heart of their town after the plan overcame a major hurdle last week.
  • Sports hub: A 9ha parcel of farmland to the west of Mt Barker could be bought by the town’s council and turned into a new sports hub.
  • Aldgate oaks: Despite a short reprieve, the six pin oaks on Fenchurch Road at Aldgate were finally cut down last week.
  • Spring into Stirling: Celebrate spring with a burst of color, music and fun in the heart of Stirling this Sunday.
  • Road safety: Mt Barker Primary School students want their all-hours 25km/h zone reinstated or other steps taken to improve safety for children trying to cross a busy road.

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