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Leah

Lives in Willow Grove

I absolutely love the Latrobe Valley and the wider Gippsland region. I did a lot of travel in my 20s right around Australia and overseas and I think you could go two ways. You either go, ‘I’m never going home’, or you get an appreciation for how good you’ve got it and that’s certainly what happened with me.

When I did explain where I lived to people I would say, ‘I live in the gorgeous town of Willow Grove. It’s beside Blue Rock Lake with the mountains coming up behind it. I’m 15 minutes from a major town that has a supermarket and everything that I need. I’m an hour from the beach, I’m an hour from the snow and I’m an hour and a half from the capital city’ and when I would explain it to people like that it made me stop and go, ‘actually, how luck am I?’, because I might be in a gorgeous part of Western Australia but I was a day and half drive from Perth. They never seen the snow, you know, so it really did give me that appreciation for how good we’ve got it.

Leah

Lives in Willow Grove

I absolutely love the Latrobe Valley and the wider Gippsland region. I did a lot of travel in my 20s right around Australia and overseas and I think you could go two ways. You either go, ‘I’m never going home’, or you get an appreciation for how good you’ve got it and that’s certainly what happened with me.

When I did explain where I lived to people I would say, ‘I live in the gorgeous town of Willow Grove. It’s beside Blue Rock Lake with the mountains coming up behind it. I’m 15 minutes from a major town that has a supermarket and everything that I need. I’m an hour from the beach, I’m an hour from the snow and I’m an hour and a half from the capital city’ and when I would explain it to people like that it made me stop and go, ‘actually, how luck am I?’, because I might be in a gorgeous part of Western Australia but I was a day and half drive from Perth. They never seen the snow, you know, so it really did give me that appreciation for how good we’ve got it.

Mark
Lives in Willow Grove

Moe has a wonderful community spirit, always has. Of the three major towns, I think it’s better in Moe than it is in Morwell or Traralgon. But, um, maybe I’m a bit biased. For me, a lot of people move away and they denigrate the area, but to me, it’s…

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On a typical Thursday night between April and September, you would struggle to find a seat at Moe Football Netball Club’s social rooms at Ted Summerton Reserve.

As with many grassroots sports clubs, Thursdays traditionally include the main training session, followed by team selection, meals and often entertainment.

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Jay
Lives in Traralgon

The Valley can take us anywhere and I suppose we look up to those that have made it in whatever avenue they’ve taken, whether it’s science or education or whatever it is, sport.

There’s plenty of different heroes around town and it’s good that we can call them our own.