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Posted in championships, city of fremantle, cricket, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on December 5, 2019


I love a good game of cricket, so might spend a bit of time at Fremantle’s Stevens Reserve at Swanbourne Street this weekend. The future stars of Australian cricket will be on display there when the 2019-20 Cricket Australia Under 19 National Championships come to Stevens Reserve.

New South Wales Country will take on the Northern Territory on Sunday 8 December, while the combatants in a second game on Monday 9 December will be determined by results throughout the tournament.

A reserve day on Tuesday 10 December has also been pencilled in case of bad weather.

Players in the current Australian test squad like Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Travis Head all used the Under 19 championships as an important stepping stone in their careers.

To help in preparing for the championships and to protect the playing surface during the event dogs at Stevens Reserve will be required to be kept on a lead from 7pm on Friday 6 December until the close of play on Monday 9 December.

In the unlikely event that the reserve day is required due to bad weather dogs will also be required to be on lead on Tuesday 10 December.

For more information about the Under 19 National Championships visit the Nationalchamps website.



Posted in championships, fremantle, swimming by freoview on February 12, 2015

I think it is amazingly bad marketing that I had to find out by chance at the Roundhouse today that the 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN AND AGE OPEN WATER CHAMPIONSHIPS  will being held at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach this weekend.

I have not read or heard anything about it and only because some competitors visited the Roundhouse today while I was on duty, did I find out about this big national sporting event.

Why is this not advertised by the organisors and City of Fremantle better so the Freo community can support the event and watch the 5 and 10 kilometre races?

Races start at 8 and 11 am  and 2 and 2.15 pm on Saturday and on Sunday at 8, 9.30, 11, and 11.15. You can also watch some swimmers giving the Indian Ocean a try tomorrow.

Roel Loopers


Posted in championships, fremantle, sailing by freoview on January 9, 2015

I had another look at the National sailing championships in the Laser Optimist class off Fremantle this morning, as it is such a lovely sight to see all these kids in tiny boats sailing so well on the mighty Indian Ocean.

The minute spectator crowd is embarrassing, so hopefully the front page of the Fremantle Herald today and this blog post will entice a few more people to go and sit on the South Mole or at Bathers Beach. The races start at 10 am.

Roel Loopers


Posted in championships, fremantle, optimist, sailing by freoview on January 6, 2015

The National Championships in the Optimist class for children between 8-15 years of age is being held off Fremantle this week. It was a great sight to see 220 of these tiny boats on the Indian Ocean this morning, but disappointing I had to find out by chance as I have not seen any promotion for the event.

There were maybe ten spectators on the South Mole and that is not good enough for such an important event. It is continuing all week but a possible rest day on Thursday. Go out there and support these great kids!

Roel Loopers

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