Wombat trophy that went viral

It’s the trophy that this week got the tennis world talking – and it was designed and made by Yapeen local Ron Murray.
As everyone who’s been following the tennis knows, Ash Barty has another trophy in her ever-expanding cabinet – and this one’s likely the most unique of them all.
When the world number one signaled her intent ahead of the Australian Open with a straight-sets victory over Garbine Muguruza to clinch last Sunday’s final of the Yarra Valley Classic warm-up event, she was presented with the prize.
The trophy commissioned by Tennis Australia and designed and made by Yapeen Indigenous artist and muso Ron Murray. Read more in today’s Mail…

Eve Lamb
Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.