Our sporting year - February

TARALGA ROPES IN HEALTHY CROWD: This year the Tamworth Rodeo didn’t finish until Saturday, and with the Taralga event the following day, competitors at the New England-based finals had to travel all night to get back to Taralga.

TARALGA ROPES IN HEALTHY CROWD: This year the Tamworth Rodeo didn’t finish until Saturday, and with the Taralga event the following day, competitors at the New England-based finals had to travel all night to get back to Taralga.

SQUASH CENTRE RETURNS TO SHAPE: Shape Squash and Fitness managers Damien Collins and Dee Frew, with their children Lani, seven months, and Lili, 2.

SQUASH CENTRE RETURNS TO SHAPE: Shape Squash and Fitness managers Damien Collins and Dee Frew, with their children Lani, seven months, and Lili, 2.

SKIPPERS TURN PINK AHEAD OF BATTLE FOR THE ASHES: Tully Park Green captain Mark Griffin dangles the prize before Gold skipper Doug Webster.

SKIPPERS TURN PINK AHEAD OF BATTLE FOR THE ASHES: Tully Park Green captain Mark Griffin dangles the prize before Gold skipper Doug Webster.

DUO SETS SHINING EXAMPLE: Kathy O’Hara, on board Another Legend, gave Hugh Moran his lone win in the final race at Goulburn on Monday.

DUO SETS SHINING EXAMPLE: Kathy O’Hara, on board Another Legend, gave Hugh Moran his lone win in the final race at Goulburn on Monday.

TURNING BACK THE CLOCK: Highlands and Tablelands representatives Darell Orton and Robert Scott practise at Eastgrove on Wednesday.

TURNING BACK THE CLOCK: Highlands and Tablelands representatives Darell Orton and Robert Scott practise at Eastgrove on Wednesday.

GRASSROOTS GUS LOVES GOULBURN: Phil "Gus" Gould - a fan of Workers Arena.

GRASSROOTS GUS LOVES GOULBURN: Phil "Gus" Gould - a fan of Workers Arena.

MARATHON MEN RESTED AND READY: Xavier MacDonald has eased off training ahead of tomorrow’s 112km ride and 42km run.

MARATHON MEN RESTED AND READY: Xavier MacDonald has eased off training ahead of tomorrow’s 112km ride and 42km run.

GRIDIRON'S GOULBURN PUNT:  The corresponding fixture of 2011 was held at North Park. Photo: Darryl Fernance.

GRIDIRON'S GOULBURN PUNT: The corresponding fixture of 2011 was held at North Park. Photo: Darryl Fernance.

PBs APLENTY AT REGIONAL MEET: Hannah Phelps, Niamh O'Rouke, Tyler Dunbar and Elke O'Rourke.

PBs APLENTY AT REGIONAL MEET: Hannah Phelps, Niamh O'Rouke, Tyler Dunbar and Elke O'Rourke.

YOUNG RAIDERS UP TO CHALLENGE: Chris Hart and Lachlan Croker.

YOUNG RAIDERS UP TO CHALLENGE: Chris Hart and Lachlan Croker.

CHARITY ROUND FAIR WAY TO HELP: Barry McEntee and Stephen Jones organise the event each year.

CHARITY ROUND FAIR WAY TO HELP: Barry McEntee and Stephen Jones organise the event each year.

RUGBY COMP ATTRACTS SIX OF SEVEN: Paddy Murdoch and Ryan Walters line-up for Trinity Old Boys.

RUGBY COMP ATTRACTS SIX OF SEVEN: Paddy Murdoch and Ryan Walters line-up for Trinity Old Boys.

START FROM SCRATCH: Mick Gerstenberg, Jono Gann, Col Lamb and Mark Guthrie tee-off Goulburn Golf Club’s pennant defence on Sunday.

START FROM SCRATCH: Mick Gerstenberg, Jono Gann, Col Lamb and Mark Guthrie tee-off Goulburn Golf Club’s pennant defence on Sunday.

UNPREPARED BULLDOGS READY ENOUGH: Marcus Wikaria, Mick Dodson and James Aubusson coped with a change of codes and different styles of defence.

UNPREPARED BULLDOGS READY ENOUGH: Marcus Wikaria, Mick Dodson and James Aubusson coped with a change of codes and different styles of defence.

IN PIECES...: Kellie White’s Olympic dream is over.  At least until 2016.

IN PIECES...: Kellie White’s Olympic dream is over. At least until 2016.

TOUCH DOWN IN AMERICA: Ben Sugget, a safety for the Gungahlin Wildcats, covered his opponents' every momve at Workers Arena this month. Photo: Darryl Fernance.

TOUCH DOWN IN AMERICA: Ben Sugget, a safety for the Gungahlin Wildcats, covered his opponents' every momve at Workers Arena this month. Photo: Darryl Fernance.

HEWITT TO ECLIPSE RIVALS: Itaintover, driven by Amy Day, is a chance at Menangle tonight. Photo: Greig Lord.

HEWITT TO ECLIPSE RIVALS: Itaintover, driven by Amy Day, is a chance at Menangle tonight. Photo: Greig Lord.

PASTY CORNISH WEATHERS STORM: Mitch and Tyler Cornish.

PASTY CORNISH WEATHERS STORM: Mitch and Tyler Cornish.

BULLDOGS, FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH: Toby White of the Force wraps up Trinity Old Boys’ Paddy Murdoch. The pair played together for the Goulburn Dirty Reds last season.

BULLDOGS, FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH: Toby White of the Force wraps up Trinity Old Boys’ Paddy Murdoch. The pair played together for the Goulburn Dirty Reds last season.

DAVID AND CLUB'S GOLIATH SHINE: A shoot-off was required to separate Fraser Roberts (left) and Dave Price. Although Roberts Claimed the Mixed Target Championship, Price was declared overall high gun.

DAVID AND CLUB'S GOLIATH SHINE: A shoot-off was required to separate Fraser Roberts (left) and Dave Price. Although Roberts Claimed the Mixed Target Championship, Price was declared overall high gun.

TWO THOASAND WAYS A WINNER: A Crowd in the thousands watched with interest as a record field of 365 competitors plied their trade at the Goulburn Rodeo on Saturday. Among the ropers, riders and barrel racers was Marulan-based Australian steer wrestling champion, Russell Lincoln (pictured).

TWO THOASAND WAYS A WINNER: A Crowd in the thousands watched with interest as a record field of 365 competitors plied their trade at the Goulburn Rodeo on Saturday. Among the ropers, riders and barrel racers was Marulan-based Australian steer wrestling champion, Russell Lincoln (pictured).

BACK ON HIS BIKE...: Michael Lockart begins the Australian Superbike 600 stock series campaign on Friday, one month after nurses removed plaster from his left leg.

BACK ON HIS BIKE...: Michael Lockart begins the Australian Superbike 600 stock series campaign on Friday, one month after nurses removed plaster from his left leg.

OLD BOOKIE LNDSAY FIGURES LIFE'S FUN: Lindsay Wood has been passionate bookmaker for 41 years during an era when SP operated in back rooms of residential homes and money talked all languages.

OLD BOOKIE LNDSAY FIGURES LIFE'S FUN: Lindsay Wood has been passionate bookmaker for 41 years during an era when SP operated in back rooms of residential homes and money talked all languages.

ELLEN'S ROLLING IN GOLD

ELLEN'S ROLLING IN GOLD

LEG-UP FOR OLYMPIANS: Glenn Turner received a donation from mayor Geoff Kettle.

LEG-UP FOR OLYMPIANS: Glenn Turner received a donation from mayor Geoff Kettle.

GOULBURN JUNIORS A WELL-DRILLED MOB: Jackson Weeks executes a shooting drill. PHOTO by DARRYL FERNANCE.

GOULBURN JUNIORS A WELL-DRILLED MOB: Jackson Weeks executes a shooting drill. PHOTO by DARRYL FERNANCE.