One season ends, another begins

PREMIERS: Tasman won a third-straight premiership on Saturday. Pictured are (back): John Orbons, Roy Milligan, Craig Reincke (runner), Andrew Woolford, Nathan Frost, Brad Masters, Michael Crettenden, Rhys Kelsh, Troy Sargeant, Steve Prout (president); middle: Britney Milligan, Cooper Tansell, Stephen Crettenden, Rhyce Beinke, Jacob Collins, Mitchell Jude, Cooper Perham, Jesse Chandler, Matthew Crettenden, George Wilks; front: Belinda Currie, Brent Harris, Ben Daniels, Johann Wagner, Tyson Jenner, Jace Rodda (captain), Jarred Seal, Boyd McCurry, Kody Rosalia, Billy Haebich and Cody Mason with Carter Mason.
PREMIERS: Tasman won a third-straight premiership on Saturday. Pictured are (back): John Orbons, Roy Milligan, Craig Reincke (runner), Andrew Woolford, Nathan Frost, Brad Masters, Michael Crettenden, Rhys Kelsh, Troy Sargeant, Steve Prout (president); middle: Britney Milligan, Cooper Tansell, Stephen Crettenden, Rhyce Beinke, Jacob Collins, Mitchell Jude, Cooper Perham, Jesse Chandler, Matthew Crettenden, George Wilks; front: Belinda Currie, Brent Harris, Ben Daniels, Johann Wagner, Tyson Jenner, Jace Rodda (captain), Jarred Seal, Boyd McCurry, Kody Rosalia, Billy Haebich and Cody Mason with Carter Mason.

Welcome to another week of headlines: Winter sport has now wrapped up as attention turns to summer, in more ways than one.

The weekend was all about the Port Lincoln Football League grand finals which saw Tasman once again make history.

The Roosters took on a tough Wayback team. walking away with a four-goal win to earn their third premiership in a row, a feat they had accomplished six years before in 2014.

Carl Semmler, who coached the 2012-14 triumph, attributes Tasman's success to having a good club culture, a good sign of being a club people want to play at.

No matter the reason for this success, coach Boyd McCurry and his team have good reason to celebrate, capping a great season and great day.

The title tussle brought to a close a Port Lincoln football Season that was full of uncertainty and challenges.

More than 23,000 people attended Centenary Oval throughout the day as the league tried to ensure the grand final matches were accessible to as many people as possible.

In a year when many leagues had decided to sit on the sidelines, including most of the Eyre Peninsula leagues, the fact the league was able to successfully pull off a season and a grand final day was a great achievement.

With the winter season now behind us our attention turns to summer, but as well as summer sports it also means bushfire season and, after the season Australia saw in 2019-20, everyone will be hoping for a safe and secure summer.

The National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia plans on three prescribed burns across Lower Eyre Peninsula, two near Port Lincoln and Tulka and one near Coffin Bay.

The burn-offs remove fuel build-up which otherwise helps spread a bushfire, endangering lives and properties. It leaves a strategic scar which in the event of future bushfires will prevent that same spread.

Summer means tourism for Port Lincoln and certainly there has been an increase in winter with potential boosts in numbers in the hot weather.

The increase in visitors would also mean more people flying to Port Lincoln. This has already been seen at Port Lincoln Airport as numbers continue to increase following a sharp decline in March and April.

Airport operator Lower Eyre Peninsula District Council is happy with the results and hopes for more increases as more people are travelling.

Are you looking forward to the incoming summer?

Hope to see you all out and about as the weather gets warmer - happy reading!

Jarrad Delaney - Port Lincoln Times senior journalist