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Challenges lie ahead for new council Brodie Cowburn brodie@baysidenews.com.au KINGSTON councillors have chosen Steve Staikos to be the next mayor. Cr Staikos will serve a one year term as mayor. This will be his third stint in the mayoral role. “I’m honoured and privileged to be chosen for this role for the third

time,” Cr Staikos said. “I am incredibly excited for the next four years and I’m looking forward to working with each of you as we discuss ideas, find solutions and work together for the good of the Kingston community.” The new Kingston Council met for the first time last week on 18 November. Cr Staikos mentioned rebuilding after the COVID-19 pandemic, con-

tinuing work on the Chain of Parks project, and working on the housing strategy as priorities for the next council term. The News understands that the state government has rejected changes made to Kingston Council’s housing strategy and neighbourhood character study in August this year (“Housing strategy approved with changes”, The News, 12/8/20).

Among the changes council had made from a draft document released in 2019 was the classification of more properties into the “neighbourhood residential zone”. This would have limited construction to two storeys, a maximum of nine meters in height. Cr Staikos told the meeting that “looking around the room tonight I think we make a great team, with a range of different backgrounds,

strengths, viewpoints and varied passions.” “We will be working hand-in-hand with our community and I am confident that together we can deliver a strong future for the city of Kingston.” Cr Hadi Saab was elected deputy mayor. He said he was “looking forward to working collaboratively with the mayor, and all councillors”.

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and recreational cycling path and we have loved seeing the community out there enjoying it, this new sculpture will add a real point of interest for visitors to our beautiful foreshore and we can’t wait to see the artwork installed,” he said. To take part in the workshops on 28 November, email your contact details and availability to Amelia.Dowling@kingston.vic.gov.au ARTIST Deb McNaughton with her Rainbow of Hope mural, which serves as the inspiration for a planned sculpture on the Bay Trail. Picture: Shuttermain Photography


Freeway bridge beams in place WORK on the Mordialloc Freeway has now been underway for more than a year. This month, crews have been working on the bridge over Old Dandenong Road in Dingley Village. The first twelve bridge beams have been put in place. A total of 252 bridge beams will be required for the project. Six freeway bridges will be built on Old Dandenong Road, Centre Dandenong Road, Lower Dandenong Road, Governor Road, Bowen Parkway, and Springvale Road. A statement on the Major Roads Project Victoria website read that “over the past year we’ve worked more than 650,000 construction hours, laid almost 3 million tonnes of earth and relocated over 74 kms of utilities along the freeway.” “We’ve also been taking opportunities to make sustainable choices while we work. To date we’ve reused more than 13 million litres of water, laid more than 5,800 tonnes of recycled asphalt and installed over 2 kms worth of recycledmaterial pipes to build our drainage. “As we work to complete the freeway next year, you’ll also see other key parts of the project take shape such as the noise walls, the new pedestrian and cycling path along the full length of the freeway, and the landscaping works that will see over a million new plants, shrubs and trees planted.” The freeway is expected to be completed by the end of 2021. The project was projected to cost $375 million, before another $148.2 million was put into it during the mid-year budget update at the end of 2019 (“Bypass budget blowout blasted”, The News, 25/12/20). To read more visit roadprojects.vic.gov. au/projects/mordialloc-freeway

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LYREBIRD Community Centre in Carrum Downs has received $10,000 for a new shade. The funding was used to buy protective awnings and a natural shade in the outdoor play area. The centre received the funding through the Dunkley Stronger Communities grant program. Dunkley MP Peta Murphy said “children learn so much in their early years, this funding will allow them to engage in more outdoor play which is beneficial to their mental and physical wellbeing.” “Carrum Downs, Sandhurst and Skye have a large number of families with pre-school aged children. I’m very proud to support our community with this funding.”

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$10 million drug bust MORE than 600 kilograms of cannabis has been found at a warehouse in Braeside. Police raided the MacBeth Street factory around 9am on 19 November. Inside they allegedly found the huge haul of cannabis, with an estimated street value of $10 million. A man inside the factory allegedly fled onto the roof before being ar-

rested by police. Simultaneous to the arrest in Braeside, police also made arrests in Sunshine West and in Loganholme and Slacks Creek, Queensland. Police say the arrested suspects in Victoria are expected to be charged with “offences relating to the commercial scale cultivation of a narcotic plant”, and that the Queensland sus-

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Liquid seized POLICE in Seaford have seized 20 litres of a liquid they believe would have been used to make the drug GHB. Officers say they spotted a man “acting suspiciously” in a silver Peugeot near a milk bar on Hadley Street on 16 November, around 5pm. The man attempted to leave on foot but police stopped him to speak to him. Police searched the car and found what they suspect to be 1,4-butanediol. Police also allegedly found other drugs and cash in the car. A 35-year-old man was charged with traffic a large commercial quantity of drugs, possess drug of dependence, possess proceeds of crime, and disqualified driving. He has been remanded to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 17 November.

Police plane THE Police Air Wing division is using an aeroplane for the first time in two decades, The Air Wing unit acquired fixed wing Beechcraft Super King Air 350ER aeroplane from Skytraders, and has been using it this year. Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Ross Guenther said the aeroplane “enables police to rapidly respond as incidents are unfolding and provide increased aerial observation statewide.” “We often see evades, pursuits or hostile vehicle events unfolding in a series. Whether it’s in Mildura or Mordialloc, we will now be able to provide a specialist response in those first critical moments to prevent further harm from taking place,” he said. “Importantly, we can cover great distances without stopping, which will save precious time during critical events or searches for high-risk missing people on land or at sea. Being able to quickly deploy elite units such as the Search and Rescue Squad, Critical Incident Response Team

and the Special Operations Group will mean that they can get across the state in a matter of hours.”

Fire safety warning A POLICE operation targeting people who recklessly light fires will run over the summer months this year. Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Michael Grainger said “for areas that are at risk of fire, the community can expect a highly visible police presence, particularly during fire danger periods.” “Police will investigate and take action to catch those responsible when a fire is deemed suspicious, whether it was a deliberate or reckless action. Anyone found guilty of recklessly or intentionally causing a bushfire faces a penalty of up to 15 years imprisonment. “It might seem like leaving a campfire unattended or operating machinery on a total fire ban day is not a huge issue. Whether they are deliberately lit or not, the outcome is often the same. This is disappointing, as the situation could have been avoided if people made better choices.” Last year police laid 26 charges statewide for fire-related offences due to reckless behaviour. Common causes included burning off, campfires, car exhausts and machinery, use of tools such as angle grinders and welding equipment, bonfires, and flares. Lighting a fire on a total fire ban day can result in a fine of up to $39,000, or up to two years jail. “The devastating impact from last year’s bushfires are still very fresh for the affected communities and emergency service responders,” AC Grainger said. “Be mindful of your activities during the fire season, especially during fire danger periods – it could be your actions that result in loss of life or property.” Operation Safeguard runs until March.

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GALLERY TALK We are delighted to have re-opened to the public last week and to welcome visitors back in to see our 50th Anniversary collection exhibition ‘MPRG: FIFTY’. This exhibition features over 100 works of art, including much-loved favourites by artists such as Arthur Boyd, Fred Williams, Albert Tucker and Brett Whiteley, as well as contemporary works by eX de Medici and Locust Jones. The display features a kaleidoscope of colour and inspires fresh connections, accidental intersections, and a new understanding and appreciation for our remarkable and evolving collection. Alongside our nationally recognised works on paper collection, the cultural heritage of the Mornington Peninsula, which has been a haven and source of inspiration for many artists, is proudly on display. A series of new collection rooms take visitors on a journey through historical and contemporary representations of the Mornington Peninsula. Some of Australia’s bestknown artists have captured the region’s unique scenery and lifestyle and these works form a valuable part of the Collection.

We can thank founding director Alan McCulloch for starting this collection and for having the vision for a purpose-built public art gallery on the Mornington Peninsula. MPRG is for our whole community – a shared experience for us all to enjoy. It’s a place where we can meet a friend, bring the kids or a grandparent, and reflect on this very special region where we live. ‘MPRG: FIFTY’ ends on the 29 November and our upcoming summer blockbuster exhibition, the 2020 National Works on Paper prize, opens to the public on Saturday 5 December.

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Performers awarded A GROUP of performers from Frankston have claimed an award at the 2020 Wakakirri competition. Bam Arts Inc, which runs programs for people with disabilities, took out the award for best social story with their show BAMDEMIC. The show was completed via Zoom while stage four restrictions were in place. Wakakirri is an annual performing arts competition for schools. This year the event was held online. Head member Kat Hoyos said “in a year like

this one, it’s incredible that students and teachers have created such solid stories and performances. Despite all of the unexpected obstacles this year, these Story-Dances are every bit as moving and inspiring as the ones performed in theatres at previous Wakakirri Festivals. Chookas to everyone who participated.”

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THE MEANING OF EXISTENCE... AND OTHER SHORT STORIES

A Farewell to Five Kilometres

By Stuart McCullough IT’S all happening so quickly. This week, I finally left my house without worrying about how far I was travelling. We went to a park that, during previous pre-pandemic visits had generally been abandoned by all but a few, to discover that everyone had had the same idea. The car park was full. Vehicles were perched crookedly over gutters. People were clearly pleased to be out of the house. But before we put the horror-show that was lockdown behind us, it’s worth taking a moment to pause and reflect on how far we’ve come. In particular, I feel compelled to pay a special tribute to the rule that most affected my life – the five-kilometre limit. Like most Melburnians, all winter long we’ve had a picture of our five-kilometre radius on our fridge. It was a mixed bag. There was no problem getting to the shops, but our preferred butcher was about eight hundred metres adrift of our limit. This was something I intended to address by training the dog, to whom such limits don’t apply, to travel the additional distance by herself; before realizing that if I sent the dog to the butcher with a credit card, I’d probably never see her again. Speaking of those of the canine persuasion, it was notable that the rules for dogs were relaxed ahead of those applying to humans. Dogs were able to get haircuts before people – a situation that almost saw me trying to pass myself off as a Labrador. Luckily, eased restrictions have seen me return to my barber of choice and I feel more human (and much less like a Labrador) as a result. I’ve even stopped chasing the postman. But after the tyranny of five-kilometre limit, we were suddenly granted twenty-five kilometres. For a split second, I felt slightly spoiled, before realizing it still wasn’t enough for me to see members of my direct family, although we did overlap. (Who’d have thought Venn diagrams would ever be so useful?) But on closer inspec-

tion, I couldn’t help but notice that my family members had opportunities available to them that I did not. My sister’s twenty-five kilometers radius took in a good chunk of Western Port bay. Which, frankly speaking, isn’t very useful. In an ideal world, any wasted space could be re-directed to some other purpose like additional home visits or free hand-sanitizer. That said, my sister was entitled to go to French Island, which would be a lovely day out. Just to the shoreline, mind you. My sister could land on the beach but was not permitted to go any further.

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lockdown. Granted, it wouldn’t get you to French Island, but you can’t have everything. I appreciate the 25 kilometre radius thing is now behind us. But it never hurts to be prepared for next time, should the unthinkable happen. Which is why I still intend to head up to Warrandyte at the first opportunity to see if anyone in Melbourne-Hill Road feels like selling. No pressure, people. I appreciate that such unsolicited approaches might be unwelcome, but there’s no harm in asking. Now that restrictions have eased further, the other thing I’ve noticed is that standards – by which I mean masks – are starting to slip a little. Like low-slung jeans that foist a builder’s cleavage upon an unsuspecting world, there are more masks now sitting at half-mast. If chins were the problem, we’d be fine. It poses the question: like pants, do some masks need braces to stay in place? Is it okay to be offended by a protruding proboscis? There have been plenty of strange moments over the past few months. On Grand Final night, I had to get up and let the dog out at about midnight to either relieve herself or chase a possum or both. As I waited, I stood out on the back verandah and heard nothing. It was totally and utterly quiet. There were whole weeks where every day felt like New Year’s Day - quiet and unwilling to go outside. Now that restrictions have eased, I’m looking forward to seeing family. It’s the longest period I’ve ever gone without seeing at least some of them. But truth be told, it feels a little weird to go anywhere. I’m sure that’ll change; just as it took a while to adjust to the strictures of lockdown, perhaps it’s inevitable that it may take a little while to get used to a return to (almost) normal. Now that our winter of discontent is behind us, I look forward to being with other people. To being somewhere else. To being anywhere else. To just… being. stuart@stuartmccullough.com

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100 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK...

J. B. Jolly refuses to eat his hat after race loss Compiled by Cameron McCullough THE Vacuum Oil Co. Pty Ltd held their first annual picnic at Mornington on Saturday last. The weather was somewhat tropical, but the thousand employees who attended enjoyed themselves thoroughly. In the Ladies’ Nomination Race, 120 yards, Mr J. B. Jolly, of Frankston, and his nephew, Mr Frank Heagney, were starters, and the uncle threatened to “eat his hat”, if he didn’t beat the nephew. J.B. – once a fast sprinter – collapsed and Mr Heagney won. “Jim was too sick to eat his dinner, let alone his hat,” said one, when questioned as to whether Mr Jolly kept his promise about the hat. *** A MELBOURNE estate agent has sold 90 acres, in lots, of the Langwarrin Estate at £3 per acre. *** MR Frank Stonite writes: “They sat by the waters of Babylon, and wept”, in days of old, but when they sit by the waters of the Kananook in the summertime they are more likely to revert to the use of most profane language. At least, Mr Klauer’s reply to Dr Griffiths suggests that course. He doesn’t believe the worthy medico when he says it is not unhealthy ! Well, didn’t Cr Armstrong say that it smelt like – honeysuckle? But they always say “stinks” are healthy – those who live furthest from it say so, anyhow. Over Adelaide way they’ll tell you Islington is just it – “it’s so healthy, you know”.

In Melbourne, they’ll tell you Footscray is “as sweet as peaches in Georgia”. But WHY is it that Dr Maxwell (who lives on its banks) says its unhealthy, and Dr Griffiths (who resides at Somerville) says just the reverse? *** THE season for chara-banc parties is now well under way, and the regularity of the visits to Frankston are very pleasing to those who admire the beauties of the district. There is nothing more enjoyable than boarding the chara-banc at St Paul’s on the 52-mile spin to Frankston and back, along the well-kept Point Nepean Road, or further, over Oliver’s Hill, to Mornington, with afternoon tea at one of Frankston’s lounges or cafes. This circuit is fast gaining popularity with city tourists, as it is much more refreshing than spins to the hilly districts, where accidents are much more liable to eventuate than on the Frankston route. *** DESPITE the sweltering heat, the attendance at the Frankston Pictures on Saturday night was satisfactory. The principal pictures were “The Firing Line”, featuring Irene Vernon Castle, and “The Rescuing Angel”, a story romantic in essence from the Jesse L. Lasky studios, featuring the winsome Shirley Mason. Stewart & Smith, direct from the Melbourne theatres, were very pleasing, the audience thoroughly enjoying the juggler’s feats and the lady’s jokes. Another pleasant feature was the successful appearance of Miss Doris

Nicholson, a young Frankston girl, whose voice certainly gives promise. *** THE Bathing Belles of Beauville, or, to put it more precisely, their shapely sisters at Carrum – likewise the beaus – have aroused the ire of the Municipal Fathers of Carrum. The bathing belle everywhere – be she at St Kilda, Frankston, or Marseilles – naturally delights in showing a figure to the best advantage, and up at Carrum, so they say, they have started to make Carrum more attractive by making its streets a bathers’ promenade. The council has issued an Edict which says – “Thus far shalt thou go, but no farther”. The bathers’ promenade is along the beach – not in the streets. *** THE railway employees propose visiting Frankston early in the New Year for a days’ outing. The Frankston Park has been engaged, and on that day it should present a very animated appearance, for the railway unionists are a very large body. They are engaging a merry-goround to come to Frankston for the picnic, so local and visiting hopefuls have a treat in store. Several picnics have been booked for Mornington, but were the boats calling at Frankston, many admit they would come here. As it is, some effort is being made to induce the Victorian Typographical Society to have their next annual gathering at Frankston. ***

THE statement recently made to the effect that the Peninsula’s soil is unsuitable for roses has seemingly stirred up a hornet’s nest, so to speak. Go where one likes, he will see delightful roses, almost fit for exhibition purposes. Between Hastings and Bittern there’s a neglected garden – planted some three years ago. In it – almost growing wild, for there is no house there – are some wonderful red, white, and pink roses. Surely that proves the fitness of the Peninsula’s soil for rose culture. *** THAT Haven of Refuge, the Ragged Boys Home, at Olivers’ Hill, Frankston, is once more appealing for assistance. As they are helping those unable to help themselves, they are worthy of every support. The recent references to the Home have already borne fruit, as instance the response by one of its patrons, Mr J. B. Jolly, in last issue. Besides Mr Jolly, the writer understands that Cr Charles Murray, J P the Rev. A. P. McFarlane, and Mr J. D. Jennings are also patrons, whilst Dr Maxwell gives medical services in a honorary capacity. There is a debt of £400 existing on the Frankston Home, and Major Conder, O.B.E. and Messr J. D. Jennings, J B. Jolly, and W. Crawford Young are organising a concert to assist in wiping out the debt. It will take place before Xmas. The Ragged Boys’ Home has no religious or nationality provisos to be complied with before a destitute boy

is admitted – praise God for that – but welcomes the destitute boy with a truly charitable heart. It conducts its work on broad lines and practises economy in every way. The last annual report shows that the necessities of life – groceries, bread, meat, butter, milk, eggs, vegetables, etc ran into £356 12s 5d, with £25 11s 10d for fuel and lighting. The money is spent wisely, and no waste is permitted. The value of the Seaside Home is £1500, but its liabilities include the £400 mortgage, which they desire to wipe out. *** SINCE coming to reside at Frankston, Mr Milner Maemaster, of the Bay Estate Agency, has fully realised the, possibilities of the Frankston district as a seaside holiday resort and as a district for investments. A little while ago we published an article by Mr Macmaster relative to “On Golden Sands”, a very pointed article, which most local identities appreciated. The same article was published in the Essendon “Gazette” and upon reading it, one Essendonian decided to come down to have a look at Frankston: and draw his own conclusions – to see whether Mr Macmaster was right. He came, and went back delighted. In the Essendon “Gazette” the week following he discoursed in very complimentary terms upon the Frankston district and its possibilities. *** FROM the pages of the Mornington Standard, 19 November 1920

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MPRG: FIFTY, an exhibition that celebrates the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery’s fabulous collection of artworks, ends this Sunday 29 November. Founded in 1969 by Alan McCulloch, the Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre, as it was then known, acquired its first artwork in 1970. Over the past 50 years the Collection has grown to include over 1800 objects, including paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures. The MPRG Collection focuses on the cultural heritage of the Mornington Peninsula, a haven for artists since the 1850s. Many of Australia’s best-known artists have captured the region’s unique scenery and these works are featured in the Collection. Newly built collection rooms take visitors on a journey through historical and contemporary representations of the Mornington Peninsula. Focus displays explore Australian Women printmakers from the late 1970s and early 1980s

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Tigers tamed, Pies pipped, Tyabb tip Toot Winning the main game: Heatherhill got the better of Main Ridge, chasing down their total of 145 with six wickets to spare. Picture: Andrew Hurst

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LONG Island got the better of Seaford Tigers in a competitive clash at Belvedere Reserve on Sunday. Choosing to bat first, Long Island got off to a good start. Despite star batsman Nick Jewell being dismissed for a relatively low score, they managed to put 179 runs on the board. Zachery Wilson top scored with 42. The Tigers showed plenty of fight at the crease, and at 2/91 were in a good position to go on to get the win. Their first drop batsman Ashley Mills hit eight boundaries on his way to a big score of 69. After Mills was dismissed the Tigers struggled, losing their last five wickets for 43 runs. The Tigers ended up all out for 157, needing 23 more runs to win. Moorooduc had a tough day at home, as Pines managed to chase down a competitive total. Moorooduc set their opponents a target of 156 to win. Pines had to work hard for it, but ended up securing the victory with four wickets and four overs to spare. Number three batsman Harley PeaceStirling was impressive for Pines, scoring a half century. At Bruce Park, Heatherhill were able to claim victory over Main Ridge. Main Ridge chose to bat first and set a target of 145. Brett Maxwell was impressive for Heatherhill, with his bowling figures of 4/27 restricting Main Ridge to a fairly low score. Heatherhill chased their target down with six wickets to spare. Kristian Miller was their best with the bat, scoring 69. Somerville notched up an easy win against Flinders by a 104 run margin.

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A big innings from opener Mark Cooper helped Carrum get a win playing away at Delacombe Park. Cooper’s knock of 79 helped his side set a target of 194 for their opponents to chase. Delacombe Park got off to a decent start but ended up all out for 127, comfortably short of what was needed to win. Frankston YCW took the difficult path to victory against Hastings. The Stonecats batted first and struggled, ending up all out for 99. Their bowlers would have to work hard to get their side the win. Hastings’ top order batsmen were all dismissed without making an impact on the scoreboard. At 8/51 they looked doomed to defeat. A spirited showing from tail order batsman Isuru Dias gave the chasing side a glimmer of hope, but his knock of 25 wasn’t enough to get his team over the line.

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ROSEBUD and Crib Point played a close match on Saturday at Olympic Park. Crib Point chose to bat first and put 140 runs on the scoreboard. Rosebud’s run chase got off to an awful start, and they were struggling badly at 4/33. A big partnership between Lyle House and Ashley Nagel got their chase back on track. With just one over left to play, Rosebud managed to reach their target. House’s innings of 57 runs proved a big help.

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high-scoring clash against Balnarring. The home side took to the crease first, and finished their innings with 226 runs on the board. Balnarring put together a spirited innings in response, with first drop Mark Walles’ score of 45 the side’s best. Balnarring fell short by the expiration of their innings. They still needed another 40 runs to win when stumps was called. A mammoth opening partnership of nearly 200 runs between James Quarmby and Gordon Waterfall got Carrum Downs an easy win against Ballam Park. Waterfall raised the bat for his century, scoring 111 runs. The huge innings came on the back of a knock of 54 last week. Carrum Downs’ innings finished at 3/251. Ballam Park lost by 111 runs. A half century from Jake Smart helped Mt Martha get the win against Skye. Mt Martha won by 41 runs.

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By Craig MacKenzie FOOTBALL Victoria faces a backlash from clubs over the calculation of player registration fees. The state government has been drawn into the controversy as Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence has been made aware of what is fast looming as a major confrontation between clubs and the sport’s governing body. FV’s player registration process involves the participation of both players and clubs. The first step is for a player to register to play with a club on the online Play Football site but the status of that registration is pending until the club logs on to that site and accepts and validates the player’s registration. The rising angst among clubs is due to FV charging registration fees for every player who has self-registered on Play Football irrespective of whether or not their status is inactive (pending) or active. Players whose status is pending are ineligible to represent their club in any officially sanctioned FV match as they have not been correctly registered. Previously clubs received a bill for player registration based on players fully registered to play but FV’s accounting decision this year leaves clubs facing substantial bills after having revenue streams severely disrupted by the pandemic. They are being forced to chase fees from players who in some instances did not train or play and whose registration would not have been accepted by the club they named in the registration process. NPL2 club Langwarrin was billed almost $32,000, Peninsula Strikers received a bill close to $30,000, Skye United is up for $14,000, Mornington’s bill was $12,000 (after credits were applied) and Seaford United $8500. Seaford treasurer Brian Johnstone has been dealing with FV on this issue but it remains unresolved. Johnstone learned of the change to FV’s usual practice late last month and on 4 November he responded by email: “In response to the refunds, (of) the list of juniors all self-registered on Play Football none of these had been accepted by (the) club as registered players as many had not paid club registration fees. “We would expect the charges on

Fee furore: Local state MP Sonya Kilkenny has become involved in the registration controversy. Here she is at North Seaford Reserve last year. Picture: Darryl Kennedy

the invoices to be credited to our account. “The senior players and team fee we accept as part of the COVID situation but not fees for players the club has not accepted.” On 10 November FV replied with a templated Q&A email which echoed the federation’s current mantra about a refunds policy announced in September “after an extensive consultation process” with clubs, FV members and local councils. It’s believed that at no time during the consultation process was the prospect of charging for every player selfregistering on the Play Football portal ever raised. Johnstone believed that FV had failed to address the issue and his reply was blunt. “We have players on the (online) list who have never been in our club and to charge for a player not accepted is unfair and unjust to the club. “If clubs had accepted and de-registered to not pay the fee this seems fair but not when they have not been accepted. “You need to review this immediately as we will not be paying this for someone we have not accepted. “We aren’t charged any other year for players not accepted so why this

year? “Just a money-grabbing exercise. “I would expect a response and not just a generic response a week later.” Johnstone also reached out to local Victorian MP Sonya Kilkenny, Member for Carrum. Kilkenny has passed on his complaint to the Minister for Community Sport. “I’m very concerned about this and the impact this could have on my local clubs, particularly at a time when the Victorian government is funding community clubs to support them to get back to play,” Kilkenny said. “Community sport has a really important role in helping us to recover from the impacts of COVID-19. I’m actively pursuing this matter and trying to seek a good, fair outcome for my local clubs. “I want to thank Seaford United Soccer Club for bringing this to my attention.” Johnstone isn’t the only local club administrator to take FV to task over this issue. Skye United vice-president Stuart Lawrence also hit out at the federation. “We are disgusted at what our governing body is trying to impose upon poor community clubs that struggle at

best to raise funds to compete at the highest possible level in a sport we love,” Lawrence said. “We actually have not received a single dollar in membership fees this year.” Peninsula Strikers’ senior and junior clubs will meet this week to discuss how to deal with the issue. “Both clubs are meeting separately to discuss action plans regarding the players in the ‘inactive’ statuses and then what the responses should be,” junior president Rob Harrington said. Clubs throughout Victoria have been organising online through a WhatsApp group that has been signing new members daily. The group is preparing a joint statement in a letter to be sent to FV this week in what it has described as “one of the biggest movements in our state’s football history with the unity being shown by clubs.” “The group is still adding clubs to the letter which now includes several NPL clubs,” a group member said. “This letter will be sent to FV and will have the names and details of 70 plus clubs listed in support and that figure is rising daily.” It’s understood that the letter will call on FV to stop billing clubs for every player who has self-registered

on Play Football and revert to the traditional practice of only billing for fully registered players. If the federation refuses to budge then a game of brinkmanship begins in earnest. FV will then be placed in a bind. Outstanding fees can result in fines or points deductions but neither punitive option makes sense. The state body already has acknowledged the enormous economic impact of the pandemic on NPL and community clubs and would not want to add to their financial battles. And points deductions could result in irreparable damage to the integrity of competition throughout 2021. In other news Phil McGuinness and Stephen Duffy have been re-appointed as senior coach and senior assistant at Skye United. “This will be my third pre-season (as coach) and we’ll be back training this Thursday,” McGuinness said. However Skye won’t be training at Botany Park in Carrum Downs, which is its usual pre-season venue. “I was down there the other day and it’s an absolute joke. You wouldn’t put sheep out on it,” McGuinness said. “I think we might start off at Wedge Road for the time being.”

Kiwi’s combine for Ballarat Cup victory HORSE RACING

By Ben Triandafillou THE New Zealander’s Brett Scott and Michael Walker have combined to take out the $500,000 Listed Ballarat Cup with the inform stayer Irish Flame on Saturday 21 November. Notching up a hattrick of wins in his first prep with Mornington-based trainer Brett Scott, Irish Flame was forced to sit wide for the entirety of the 2000m trip but still proved too tough for his rivals to land a narrow neck victory over the Dan O’Sullivantrained and race favourite, Affair To Remember.

Irish Flame, who had won races at Flemington and Moonee Valley at his past two starts with Scott, was previously trained in New Zealand by legendary racehorse trainer John Wheeler. Wheeler and Scott have combined plenty of times in the past to win many of Australia’s best jumps races, with Scott also being a champion jumps jockey prior to taking out his trainer’s licence. Scott was thrilled to see the sixyear-old gelding, who is affectionately known as Patrick at the stables, tough it out to win the feature race on Saturday and continue his exceptional form since arriving in Melbourne.

“It was a good solid tempo but he didn’t get any favours in the run. He was three-deep without cover for pretty much the whole trip,” Scott said post-race. “He came off the bridle just before the corner and I thought we might be in a bit of trouble but he hung tough. John Wheeler had him in New Zealand as a yearling. He was a handy horse. He was in the Derby but wasn’t good enough already. Since he’s been in Melbourne, every race has been good. He’s improved with every run and he’s a good, tough stayer.” Jockey Michael Walker couldn’t have been happier to ride the feature

race winner for Scott who has been a huge influence on his riding career. “Brett Scott actually taught me how to ride. He was the foreman at the stable that I very first went to. The owners, all the people in Hawera, I need to thank them for the opportunity to stay on a remarkable horse,” Walker said post-race. “To Scotty and [his wife] Kylie and the whole team at Mornington, they do a tremendous job. Scotty has been a rider himself, albeit over the jumps, he’s a champion rider. I’ve got no doubt he’s going to make a champion trainer, too. “I had a wide run but Kylie and Brett

Scott have done a tremendous job having that horse fit today. A couple of times I rode him, it’s been taking us a while to get the hang of him. He got the front today and he was going to win by three (lengths) but he pulls up when he hits the front, but I was lucky that they got to me a long way before the post. He kicked again.” Since kicking off his prep in August, Irish Flame, a six-year-old son of Zed, has missed a placing just once from his eight starts with Scott. With Saturday’s victory, he has now earnt over $685,000 in prize money for his connections.

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Two bedrooms with BIR’s Large lounge with raked ceiling Spacious kitchen/dining area Garden shed, single garage

$325,000 u u u u

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Bath

Study

Car

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Open plan living Great kitchen + dining area with bay window Outside entertaining area with timber deck Garage with automatic roll-a-door

To arrange your site inspection contact David Nelli 0403 111 234 or at the office on 5979 2700 Email: david@peninsulaparklands.com.au PAGE 12

Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News

25 November 2020