Master plans change sporting landscape forever

FUTURE: The Albert Park grandstand may not be around for much longer.

The sporting landscape of Gympie will change forever

Council vote brings sports hub one mile closer

HUB: The master plan for One Mile Oval shows its future as the region's sports hub.

Council has voted to adopt the One Mile Oval master plan.

'Sometimes icons just don't meet building codes'

The Albert Park master plan highlights the proposed improvements, focusing on athletics, touch and bowls.

Council has voted to adopt the council master plan.

Consistency is the winner

ON TARGET: Gympie Golf pro Ellesha Michie chips out of a bunker.

Remedies for the technique flaws are relatively easy to employ

Jumping into a new challenge after the Olympics

INTO THE FINAL:  Alana Boyd s during the Women's Pole Vault Qualifying Round at Rio.

Olympic pole vaulter Alana Boyd has had a hectic couple of months

Wild weather steals the show at Gympie touch finals

Hayden Heilbron dives for Gympie High in the B-grade mixed final at Albert Park.

'Terrifying' weather ups the drama at Gympie touch's night of nights

Struggling Breakers 'too nice', says coach

Breakers coach Paul Henare talks to player Kirk Penney.

Paul Henare has told his players to get "nasty”.

Haddin says tough times will make Smith a better captain

Captain Steve Smith (right) looks on to vice-captain Brad Haddin at the Gabba in 2014.

Former Test player remains an ardent supporter of skipper.

Neesham: NZ copped spray from coach after thrashing

New Zealand's Jimmy Neesham (left) makes a run with batting partner Martin Guptill.

The latter stages of Aussie innings were ugly for Black Caps.

McCullum to bring heat to Brisbane summer

New Zealand's Brendan McCullum in his last Test match in March.

McCullum is expected to turn out for the Ipswich Logan Hornets

ARU gives Cheika backing as Wallabies coach

Australian coach Michael Cheika looks on during a training session

ARU chief executive Bill Pulver said Cheika was under no pressure

Sydney FC seeks revenge for cup final loss to City

Michael Jakobsen of Melbourne City goes up for a header.

League leader was beaten for the first time this season in decider.

Why a PGA win would be extra special to Leishman

Australian Marc Leishman at the World Cup of Golf at Kingston Heath in Melbourne last week.

The 33-year-old will be joined Down Under by his wife and boys.

Young gun Matt Renshaw fires up nerves of mum and dad

NEW BOY IN TOWN: Matt Renshaw poses at the Adelaide Oval this week.

Baby-faced son prepares to face up to a red-hot South Africa.

Johnson joins list of freak sporting injuries

Steve Johnson in action for the GWS Giants this season.

In wake of Giant's injury, we look at 10 other unlucky incidents.

Dark times made Johnson wish he was injured

Australia's Mitchell Johnson bowls to England's Ian Bell on the third day of the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval in 2015.

Bowler didn't want to play the game, let alone bowl for his country.

Ireland's win caps remarkable year of upsets

Ireland's CJ Stander celebrates after his side's win over New Zealand in Chicago.

Has there ever been a year like this?

Play it again, Sam: young Bull keen to keep impressing

Sam Heazlett of Queensland bats against Victoria at the Gabba last season.

Left-hander is fit and raring to go after an injury lay-off.

Aloisi needs to focus on Roar's battle with form

Roar player Jade North on the ground in the game between Melbourne City and Brisbane at AAMI Park.

Sometimes saying nothing is the best policy.

Who's been the best import in A-League history?

Bruno Fornaroli of Melbourne City.

Phil Dillon lists his top five that have graced the competition.

Keane a perfect fit for the A-League

Former Irish international striker Robbie Keane.

The Wanderers would appear to be favourites to sign Robbie Keane.

Buck stops with Kidwell after disappointing Four Nations

Shaun Kenny-Dowall of the Kiwis failed to repay his coach's faith in him.

If David Kidwell is to continue as Kiwis coach he'll need some help.

Kiwis flop on game's biggest stage

Australia's Josh Dugan looks to offload during the Four Nations final.

This felt like the bad old days against the Kangaroos.

Reformed Kangaroos give Barba a positive vibe

Josh Dugan in action for the Kangaroos.

Watching the Four Nations final should prove a door is still ajar.

Nines designs inspired by Maori culture

Alex Glenn models the Broncos' Nines strip.

Alex Glenn and Jordan Kahu had a hand in the Broncos' jersey.

Bird says he's happy to extend deal with Sharks

Jack Bird of the Cronulla Sharks.

Premiership winner has given Sharks fans a huge boost.

James Ackerman's daughter in hospital battle

FIGHTER: Milly Ackerman is battling a bout of pneumonia.

'Moo Moo' fighting in Brisbane hospital after bout of pneumonia

No pressure as Devils need coach and president

MENTOR: Darren Burns says he will not coach the Devils in 2017.

Burns will step down as the Gympie Devils rugby league coach in 2017

SMOOTH TRANSITION

NEW ROLE: Jack Reed (with ball) is making the transition from player to development officer with the hope of educating young talent to keep them in the game longer.

Reed all about player development

'Mr Fix-it' keen to ply his trade with Cowboys

Former Storm utility Ben Hampton has moved to the Cowboys.

Ben Hampton is ready for the latest chapter in his young NRL story.

AFL players threaten boycott of pre-season competition

Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield.

Parties at loggerheads over collective bargaining agreement.

Ben Cousins reportedly under arrest again

Ben Cousins, a former West Coast Eagles AFL player, leaves Fremantle Court in Perth, Thursday, April 9, 2015. Cousins surrendered himself to the police after failing to make a court appearance the previous day over traffic charges. (AAP Image/Richard Wainwright NO ARCHIVING

Could be another low in tragic story of AFL player

Roughead gets the all-clear in cancer battle

Jarryd Roughead of the Hawks celebrates with fans in 2014.

Hawk could not give a date on his playing return.

'Hopefully this spurs on a few more boys to sign up'

Brisbane Roar captain Matt McKay.

Matt McKay has agreed to a one-year contract extension.

Court upholds Blatter's six-year ban

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

Former FIFA president was suspended over ethics breaches.

Phoenix players admit guilt in Merrick exit

Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick.

Skipper says players let coach down.

Tolman agrees to contract extension with Bulldogs

Bulldogs prop Aiden Tolman.

Aiden Tolman staying with Canterbury for another three years.

Brazilian side awarded title after plane tragedy

Chapecoense players line up for a group picture before the Sudamericana Cup semi-finals.

Copa Sudamericana given to Chapecoense.

Costa the key to stopping Chelsea

Chelsea's Diego Costa is embraced by manager Antonio Conte.

Spanish international has netted 10 goals this season.

Black Caps left to rue decision to bowl

Dave Warner of Australia celebrates his century at Manuka Oval in Canberra.

Those words "we'll have a bowl” brought disastrous consequences.

Heat full of burning desire for new season

Beth Mooney of Australia bats during the women's one-day international match against South Africa in Coffs Harbour last month.

But Beth Mooney says there's positives to take into the WBBL.

Khawaja tickled pink after another ton under lights

Usman Khawaja during the third Test between Australia and South Africa at the Adelaide Oval.

But Queensland batsman is still not convinced by the pink ball.

NZ coach backs players in Smith appeal bungle

Australian captain Steve Smith plays a shot while on his way to score 164 runs

Black Caps chose not to refer a loud lbw appeal

Steve Smith's dazzling 164 and super catch score win

Australian captain Steve Smith in fine form.

Australia can now reclaim the Chappell-Hadlee trophy

Youth bringing energy to burn off rivals - paceman

Queensland's Joe Burns (centre) celebrates with bowler Luke Feldman (second right) after dismissing New South Wales batsman Peter Nevill during the first day of their Sheffield Shield match at in October.

Luke Feldman credits young Bulls for turnaround.

Firebirds happy to 'fly under the radar'

Queensland Firebirds wing attack Caitlyn Nevins has heaped the pressure on new rival Collingwood ahead of the 2017 Super Netball season.

Netball competition gets a name

Caitlin Bassett, right, will be one of the stars of the newly named Super Netball competition.

Australia's new-look netball league will be called Super Netball.

Pettitt to return to Diamonds after three-year absence

Sharni Layton of the Diamonds competes for the ball with Bailey Mes of the Silver Ferns during the Constellation Cup netball series last month.

Coach names squad of 12 for Quad Series in South Africa and England.

Netball Ladies Fixtures

Netball, Mary Irwin (Ball) Wendy's Team, Sam Harris (Defense) Mayhem, Seniors

Netball ladies fixtures in Gympie.

Lightning to face acid test first up

PRIMED: Geva Mentor is itching to play for the Sunshine Coast Lightning.

First round of National Netball League has been revealed

Tough defence helps Diamonds finish series with a win

Australia celebrates its series defeat of New Zealand during game four of the Constellation Cup netball series.

Aussies edge Silver Ferns 49-45 in Invercargill.

Ferns preparing to unleash new tactic in series finale

Caitlin Bassett of Australia and Anna Harrison of New Zealand during game three of the Constellation Cup netball series.

New Zealand has trialled the new move in training this week.

Second Cup victory proves hard to beat

Leaps and Bounds made it two wins in a row having won over 1380m on her home track at Bundaberg on Melbourne Cup day after a second in the Wondai Cup

Bayliss home with leaps and bounds on wet track

ALL SMILES: Corey Bayliss after winning the Diggers Cup at the Weekend.

Tough conditions but exciting race

Top English jockey to ride for Godolphin down under

Jockey James Doyle at Warwick Farm in 2015.

James Doyle has ridden 17 Group 1 winners in four countries.

DECK THE HALLS

READY TO RACE: Peter Maddocks and Santa (aka Colin Betts) prepare for a big race day in Gympie this Saturday.

Santa stops in at the GTC

Veteran race caller Greg Miles set to retire

Racer caller Greg Miles in the broadcast box at Moonee Valley last year.

The voice of Victorian racing has called the most Melbourne Cups.

Oliver's hometown hopes rest on Mackintosh

Jockey Damien Oliver will ride Mackintosh in the Railway Handicap in Perth.

Race win has eluded jockey despite his annual visits to Perth.

Early start no problem for clubhouse leader

Ashley Hall is on target to achieve his dream of a European Tour card after surviving an unusually early wake-up call to set the pace at the Australian PGA.

Tiger shows glimpses of brilliance in return to action

Tiger Woods reacts after missing putt on the 11th hole during the first round at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

Former world No.1 had four birdies in the opening eight holes.

Mind over matter as Dodt takes lead at PGA

Australian Andrew Dodt during round one of the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines on the Gold Coast.

Golfer thought of quitting tour before seeing a sports psychologist.

Woods eyeing victory in comeback tournament

Tiger Woods will return to action in the Hero World Challenge.

Tiger Woods hasn't played on the US PGA Tour for 15 months.