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To celebrate the 140th anniversary of the Powercor Stawell Gift, athletes can pre-order a commemorative t-shirt featuring the names of all Powercor Stawell Gift and Strickland Family Women’s Gift winners. Available for pre-order now with collection from the Official Merchandise Store at the Powercor Stawell Gift.   Hurry, pre-orders close

Ed Ware on the rocky road to winning the Powercor Stawell Gift

“Returning to Stawell will be an incredible experience given what I achieved last year,” the reigning champion said when confirming he will be back at Easter to defend his title. The stars aligned for Ed Ware in 2021 when, a decade after finishing 2nd by 1/00th of a second, his

Reigning champion Hayley Orman on achieving the impossible

Hayley Orman’s win in the 2021 Change our Game Women’s Gift at Stawell was something she thought she could never achieve. “To me, winning the Stawell Gift is just something so incredibly special. I honestly believed I was never good enough to achieve something this prestigious. I look up to previous Stawell

Sarah Blizzard’s 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics grit

By Melanie Whelan, Ballarat Courier ALTERNATE was not the label Sarah Blizzard wanted next to her name. Blizzard says she knows she is ready and capable to hit the ice with the Australian Olympic women’s bobsleigh team and, while disappointed, knows “everything happens for a reason”. Her wild ride is


Tickets for the 2022 Powercor Stawell Gift are now on sale via Ticketek. The 140th anniversary of the Powercor Stawell Gift will take place from April 16-18 in Stawell, Victoria. Visitors to the famous three-day carnival will be treated to top level athletics in a COVID-safe environment. “We are delighted