Fencer Max Esposito, 16, of Casula, finished fourth at the recent Asian Championships in Kazakhstan qualifying him for the 2014 Youth Olympics next August in China.
Fairfield Liverpool Cricket Association is holding a bushfire appeal round this Saturday for all its junior and senior teams. Association president Peter Moore said all players and officials were asked to donate a gold coin, with proceeds for the NSW Rural Fire Service. Details: flca.com.au.
Best and fairest
Moorebank Mounties AFL Club's Blake Pearce won the best and fairest award for 2013. Magpies players start pre-season training on November 12, at Kelso Park, Panania, at 6.30pm. Details: Mark Coles on 0424 249 078.
Warwick Farm racehorse trainer Peter Snowden has three runners in this Saturday's Victoria Derby (2500 metres) at Flemington: Complacent, San Diego and Tupac Amaru.