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Rob McIntosh – steady hands and an eagle eye

As the Stawell Athletic Club puts the finishing touches on the biggest event of its year, we look at another key club committee member responsible for the smooth running of the iconic Stawell Gift. Executive Committee Member Rob McIntosh has served with the Stawell Athletic Club for 19 years, having

Jason Bailey and teammates among favourites for 2019

AWESOME FOURSOME: Todd Ireland’s athletes take on Stawell Ringwood Athletics coach Todd Ireland could potentially have 4 of his athletes line up in the final of this year’s Stawell Gift 120m Men’s Open. Jason Bailey is one of the favourites, along with last year’s runner up Hamish Adams, and teammates

Q&A with Bree Masters

23-year-old Bree Masters is from Broadbeach, Queensland and is one of the highly favoured entries in the 120m Strickland Family Women’s Gift at Stawell next weekend.  Coached by Ryan Hoffman, the former World Beach Sprint Champion is the current Australian Beach Sprints champion after narrowly edging out Stawell Gift reigning

Jacob Despard attempts back to back titles

Reigning champion Jacob Despard, with a handicap of 0.75m, is the 2019 backmarker for the Men’s 120m Open and quietly confident he could become only the second back to back winner of the Stawell Gift. “I believe I’ve done the work and improved a lot since last season,” said Jacob,


  The Stawell Athletic Club has invited ex-Stawell resident turned Race day fashionista Eliza Icke and her husband Brad to judge the 2019 Stawell Gift Fashions on the Field. Stawell locals might remember a young Elizabeth Fraser of the farming family from Callawadda, 20kms north of Stawell.  Her parents Scotty