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Stawell Athletic Committee Statement on the Stawell Gift

  The Victorian Government has implemented a State of Emergency that bans non-essential mass gatherings of 500 or more people in Victoria, effective midday Monday 16 March until 13 April 2020.   In respect of this announcement, the 2020 Stawell Gift will not proceed on April 11-13, 2020.   The

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Q&A with Peter Donegan

Peter Donegan is one of Australia’s most respected sports presenters and commentators with a career that has covered the full spectrum of world sport.  But it is with athletics, and in particular the Stawell Gift, Peter has become synonymous. 2020 will be Peter’s 24th Stawell Gift and he shared some

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SARAH SWITCHES SPORTS BUT BACK FOR STAWELL GIFT

Q&A with Sarah Blizzard Sarah Blizzard has competed at Stawell every year since 2013 and despite a move to a new career in a winter sport on the other side of the world, she definitely does not want to miss the 2020 Stawell Gift.  Sarah has taken up bobsled and

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ANNOUNCEMENT FROM STATE GOVERNMENT VICTORIA

The future of the Stawell Gift – Australia’s oldest and most prestigious professional footrace – has been secured thanks to a community support package delivered by the Andrews Labor Government. The $1.22 million, four-year package will underwrite the growth of the iconic central Victorian athletics carnival until at least 2023.

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Q&A with Stawell Gift photographer Luke Hemer

We asked Luke Hemer why he loves shooting the Stawell Gift “I’m documenting a small part of the history of the Gift.”     How long have you been working on the Stawell Gift and what have you enjoyed about this particular job? I have been the official photographer for

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