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HOMESTEAD is where the music heart will be this weekend. The Down’s Estate in Seaford will host its first music gig after the sprawling farm was saved by the Down’s Estate Community Working Group. Aspendale Gardens Primary School pupils Maddie Stewart, left, Keegan Ryan, garden teacher Seila Hierk, musician Ego Lemos, Indu Alappatt and Friends of Down’s Estate Community Project’s Robyn Erwin visited the estate last week to learn about permaculture. See story Page 6. Picture: Yanni

‘Three amigos’ tackle beer bandit Neil Walker neil@baysidenews.com.au THREE tradies awoken by the sound of a burglar trying to steal their beer fridge made “a citizen’s arrest” in Sandhurst after two chased and apprehended the intruder. Police said the fridge thief has been charged over several burglaries over a few days in the Aspendale Gardens, Patterson Lakes, Clayton South and

Sandhurst areas. Frankston crime investigation unit detective Senior Constable Belinda Rampal said that “80 per cent” of stolen property including laptops, tablets, credit cards and TVs has been recovered. Two cars worth about $25,000 each are still missing. She said police are still on the lookout for a 2009 blue Ford Territory and a silver Honda Civic with New South Wales plates that were stolen during the burglaries spree.

Senior Constable Rampal urged people to keep doors and windows locked, especially at night. “It seems the offender was trying the door of every house in some Patterson Lakes streets,” she said. The thief’s luck ran out and came to a crashing halt when he dropped the beer fridge at the Kelly Terrace home in Sandhurst on the night of Friday 23 March. The tradies were awoken by the sound of the dropped fridge and smashed beer

bottles and ran after the fleeing thief. Two managed to catch him in the street before police arrived. The burglar’s car was found around the corner from the attempted fridge heist and property from four other burglaries in the area was recovered from the vehicle. The man was charged with 10 counts of aggravated burglary, 10 counts of theft and property by deception and the theft of two motor vehicles. Senior Constable Rampal said the

charged man was also believed to be responsible for an attempted break-in at Keaton Way in Aspendale Gardens on Tuesday 20 March. Laserlite panels on a verandah roof were damaged when the offender fled in that instance. Anyone with information on the missing vehicles should contact Senior Constable Belinda Rampal at Frankston police station on 9784 5555 or make a report at crimestoppersvic.com.au or by calling 1800 333 000.

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STUDENTS and staff from Elisabeth Murdoch College and Langwarrin Primary School walked nearly 50km from Albert Park to Frankston foreshore on Thursday 29 March to raise money for the Good Friday Appeal. About 300 people, including Langwarrin Primary School pupils, above, Sharla Luckhurst-Martin, left, and her best friend Holly Bramich, contributed to raising more than $145,000 in sponsorship money to go to Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital. Walkers were greeted by Frankston mayor Cr Colin Hampton and new youth mayor Gerard Felipe at the conclusion of the long walk. Donations can still be made at goodfridayappeal2018.everydayhero.com/au/2018emc-ican-challenge-2 online. Pictures: Yanni

MP fires shots at basketball board Neil Walker neil@baysidenews.com.au IT seems like it is finally game over for a long-anticipated $12.7 million upgrade to the Frankston Basketball Stadium after sensational comments made in Canberra last week by federal Dunkley Liberal MP Chris Crewther. Mr Crewther made several allegations under parliamentary privilege on Tuesday evening (27 March) about possible misconduct at the Frankston & District Basketball Association. In his parliamentary speech, Mr Crewther said Frankston Council was aware of several troubling matters involving governance at the FDBA

and would no longer negotiate with the association over lease terms for an upgraded stadium to include four new basketball courts. He called on association members to take action to replace the current FDBA board. The Dunkley MP hosted a meeting between FDBA and council representatives on Friday this month as a “last shot” at reaching agreement on a lease for the FDBA in upgraded premises on council-owned land at Seaford’s Bardia Avenue. The week after the Friday 23 March meeting, Mr Crewther fired some explosive shots of his own in the form of serious allegations under parliamentary privilege, effectively pro-

tecting him from legal action over the comments. The association said it “is aggrieved and disappointed” at the federal MP’s comments. “The Member for Dunkley noted that if a new lease is not in place by 30 March the $5.2 million in federal government funding for the project will be jeopardised,” a statement attributed to the FDBA board of management said. “Instead of calling on both the FDBA and council to get together and finalise the terms of the new lease for the benefit of the sport of basketball and the community, the Member for Dunkley backed the council’s ultimatum, namely that it will not negotiate

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lease terms with the FDBA unless the current board of management is sacked and a new board is elected.” According to its website, the FDBA board of management is president Gary Emery, vice-president Tim Bower, treasurer Ian Watt, Frankston Blues chairman Chris Beattie and general board members Grant Dennis, Brenda Cotta and Peter Harms. Frankston mayor Cr Colin Hampton said council will now focus on building basketball courts at Jubilee Park, home of the Frankston & District Netball Association. “Council is aware of the federal Member for Dunkley, Chris Crewther MP’s recent speech in Parliament,” the mayor said in a statement.

“Council remains committed to delivering improved basketball facilities for the entire Frankston City community to enjoy. “As a result, we have today signed council’s response to the federal minister [Federal Regional Development, Territories and Local Government Minister John McVeigh] in order to meet the 30 March deadline to ensure there is a viable basketball project within Frankston City going forward. “To ensure both federal and state government funding remains within Frankston City, council has submitted a proposal for new basketball facilities at Jubilee Park as an alternative site within the municipality.”

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Set for Special Olympics MELBOURNE Southern Club presented 15 of their athletes with their Special Olympics National Games uniforms on Sunday 25 March. The athletes were presented their jumpers by state Mordialloc MP Tim Richardson and deputy mayor Cr Georgina Oxley, Kingston Council as they prepare to join TeamVic at the national games. The four-day national games kick off at the Titanium Security Arena, Adelaide on April 16 with the Melbourne Southern Club athletes ready to compete in athletics, basketball, bocce, tenpin bowling, tennis and swimming. The TeamVic members are set to travel to Adelaide on Monday 16 April to compete against over 1,000 other athletes from across the country as well as Fiji and Papua New Guinea. Melbourne Southern currently has 74 athletes at the club and is always looking for children through to adults with an intellectual disability to participate in the Special Olympics. For further information about Special Olympics at Melbourne Southern contact: Lisa Graves on 0404 868 043.

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A GROUP of graffiti vandals have seen their tagging days and nights curtailed after a major police operation saw 10 people across Melbourne, including one in Seaford, charged with various offences. Operation Samurai targeted nine properties that were raided by transit police in the early hours of Tuesday morning (27 March). Transit police allege those arrested were involved in graffiti tagging on trains and infrastructure across Melbourne’s rail network. More than 700 charges were laid including conduct endangering life, criminal damage, burglary and trespass. Police from Transit’s Divisional Response Unit and the Critical Incident Response Team seized allegedly stolen goods worth more than $100,000 in total. Two cars, cannabis plants, ecstasy and ice, cash, laptops, phones, memory cards and hard drives were also seized during the raids. “We’ve seen horrific injuries and even deaths as a result of the risky behaviour people engage it to commit these offences so we take it extremely seriously,” Acting Superintendent Andrew Gustke said. “This type of offending is often a gateway crime to much more serious offending where we see young people becoming embedded in a culture of crime. “This culture can lead to robbery, armed robbery and other serious crimes against the person, which is why we do everything we can to target these vandals as early as possible.” Properties at Seaford, Truganina, Altona, Yarraville, Brunswick, Tarneit and West Footscray were raided by police. A 30-year-old Seaford man was among the ten alleged graffiti vandals charged. Arson and explosives experts were called to a Yarraville property after explosive devices were found inside one of the seized cars.

POLICE are searching for a thirsty thief who used a stolen bank card to make a number of purchases, including a strawberry milk drink. Investigators have been told an offender entered the female change rooms of a soccer club on Monterey Boulevard, Frankston sometime between 3-4.15pm on Sunday 25 March. It is believed they went through a bag and took a number of items, including a black Mimco wallet, Tiffany necklace, bank cards, ID cards and a small amount of cash. A bank card was used later that day between 4.15-4.40pm at a number of locations in Frankston, including a convenience store, supermarket and petrol station. The card is believed to have been used by a man at the Seaford Road petrol station, who had stopped to fuel up on a strawberry milk beverage. Police have released images, below, of a man they believe may be able to help with their enquiries. He is of Caucasian appearance, about 178cm tall and aged between 22 and 25 years old with a slim build and fair hair. He was wearing a black T-shirt and pants.

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New council KINGSTON youngsters can run for a Junior Council thanks to a partnership between the Chelsea Rotary Club and Kingston Council. The mayor Cr Steve Staikos said the Junior Council will be an extension of the highly successful Junior Mayor program which gives local grade six students the opportunity to develop leadership skills and learn about local democracy. “Instead of just one student participating, the Junior Council will give nine young people a great opportunity to learn and grow,” Cr Staikos said. Kingston’s Junior Mayor program has been running for over 50 years and is sponsored by the Chelsea Rotary Club. “Each year, grade six students from a range of local primary students put forward a student to represent their school through a two-minute presentation. All the participating students then vote for a junior mayor,” Cr Staikos said. “The junior mayor is then called on throughout the year to assist the mayor at a range of official council events. “Council is very proud to continue its long and unique tradition of electing a junior mayor but we’re keen to expand the program and get more students involved.

APRIL is the month to register pets so Kingston Council is reminding all pet owners to renew pet registration by Tuesday 10 April. The mayor Cr Steve Staikos said registering pets ensures being reunited with them if they are lost or run away. “Each year our local laws officers collect hundreds of lost animals and for the past four years we’ve been able to successfully reunite 100 per cent of those animals that were properly registered,” Cr Staikos said. “Please don’t wait until it’s too late and your pet is missing — make sure their registration is renewed and that their microchip details are up to date.” Victorian legislation requires every cat and dog three months of age and over to be registered with council. Animals being registered for the first time must be microchipped and desexed prior to registration. Pet registration fees fund: n off-leash dog parks and dog exercise equipment n services to remove wandering and aggressive dogs from the streets, so people and pets can walk in safety n services to deal with nuisance problems like barking dogs, cat trespass and abandoned animals n control of dangerous, menacing and restricted breed dogs so they do not pose a threat to the community n monitoring of animal welfare standards in pet shops, kennels, catteries, breeding and training businesses n education programs for the general community and for children in preschools and primary schools. Register at kingston.vic.gov.au/animals online or call 1300 653 356.

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Gig on at Down’s Estate SAVING historic farm buildings at Down’s Estate in Seaford was music to the ears of a community group and now the homestead is set to host its first music gig. The farm homestead, formerly occupied by renowned whip and saddle maker Harry Down, has been converted into an indigenous bush food garden and permaculture site by the Down’s Estate Community Working Group (DECWG). The public is invited to visit the farm at the Downs Estate Community Project’s first event on Sunday 8 April. Visitors can learn about permaculture, plant seedlings, try Tai Chi, learn about wicking beds or bees and hear talks from Timor Leste permaculturist and musician Ego Lemos. “Ego Lemos is not only Timor Leste’s premier singer-songwriter, he is also working to transform Timor’s food security school by school,” DECWG representative Regina Orchard said. “Like school food growing programs in Australia, Timor’s

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100 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK...

Peninsula men wounded Compiled by Brodie Cowburn IN the 387th casualty list published on Saturday, appear the names of F. Garlick, Mornington, wounded, and T. W. Birch, Langwarrin, seriously ill. We trust both these Peninsula soldiers will have a speedy restoration to health. *** SERGEANT W. M. Green, son of Mr and Mrs W. M. Green, of Mornington Junction, has, after a course at New College, Oxford, gained his commission. Lieutenant Green enlisted in March 1915, and saw service in Gallipoli, where he was awarded the Distinguished Counduct Medal, and also in France. *** THE adjourned meeting for the purpose of deciding what form the proposed memorial to perpetuate the memory of the late Sir John Madden would take was held in the Frankston Mechanics’ Hall on Tuesday evening, the President of the Shire (Cr W. J. Oates) being in the chair. After the matter had been freely discussed and various schemes suggested, it was finally decided, on the motion of Constable Ryan, seconded by Mr Hunt, “That a new hall be erected on the ground adjoining the Mechanics’ Institute to the memory of the late Sir John Madden, to be called ‘The Madden Memorial Hall’, and that any funds raised for this special object shall not be devoted to the enlargement of the present hall, but if the funds raised are insufficient

for the object suggested the money to be devoted to some other form of memorial, to be decided by a general meeting of subscribers.” *** WIDESPREAD regret was expressed in this district when the news of the death of Mrs Herb. Knox, of Hastings was received. The deceased lady who was very well known in Somerville, was a niece of Mr G. Keast, and for some time before her marriage assisted him in his shop, where by her unfailing courtesy and attention she made many friends. Deep sympathy is expressed for her bereaved husband and relatives in their sad loss. The funeral took place at Frankston on Thursday, a large number of friends following the remains to their last resting place. The mortuary arrangements were carried out by Mr Gamble, of Frankston. *** THE engagement is announced of Miss Kathleen L. Campbell, third daughter of Major and Mrs C. W. Campbell, Dendy St, Middle Brighton, (formerly of “Amesfield Park” Mornington Rd) to Mr Ronald Peck (A I.F ) 2nd son of Mr and Mrs Arthur Peck, Olinda Road, Caulfield. *** MR C. P. Watson, who for some years was manager of the local branch of the State Savings Bank, visited Frankston during the holidays. He was accompanied by his wife, and they received a warm welcome from their friends. *** AN old Frankston resident, Mr J.

Watson, paid us a visit during the holidays. He was accorded a hearty welcome by a large circle of friends who expressed great pleasure in having the genial Mr Watson among them once again. *** A VERY pretty wedding was celebrated at St Paul’s Church of England, Frankston, on Saturday, March 30th, by the Rev A. P. McFarlane, the contracting parties being Miss Laura Francis, of Bairnsdale, and Mr L. W. Jackson, of Frankston. After the ceremony, the bridal party motored to the residence of Mr A. Bath, where about fifty guests partook of a sumptuous wedding breakfast. After the usual toasts had been honored, the happy couple left for Healesville, where the honeymoon was spent. *** GREAT success attended the effort of the committee of the bazaar and baby show held at Hastings on Easter Saturday and Monday, to raise funds to reduce the debt on the Hastings hall. The bazaar, which was officially opened by Hon. A. Downward, was well patronised at every session, and the stallholders were kept busy supplying the wants of their patrons. Keen interest was evinced in the various competitions, but the greatest attraction proved to be the baby show. Over sixty entries were received, and the judge, Dr Plowman, had great difficulty in placing the one which in his opinion was the most perfect in his or her class. It was truly a case of:— “Babies to the right of him Babies to

the left of him Babies all round him” though, in the words of the judge himself “there was not a whimper out of them.” *** THE effort at the Hastings local school in aid of funds for the State War Council, resulted in the sum of £10 being raised. This amount has been forwarded through the Secretary for Education. *** THERE was a crowded house at the concert held in the Frankston Mechanics’ on Easter Saturday night, in aid of the Repatriation Fund. The concert was held under auspices of the Red Cross Society, and the programme was arranged by the Presbyterian Young Man’s Union who held their Easter Camp at Frankston. The seating accomodation of the hall again proved quite inadequate, and in spite of the utmost crushing, many would be patrons were unable to gain admission. The shire president, Cr W. J. Oates, occupied the chair. *** WHILST out riding last Tuesday, Dr Griffeth of Somerville had a fall from his horse and received a fractured shoulder. We trust he will soon recover. *** THE 23rd half yearly meeting of the Langwarrin Progress Association was held in the vestry of the Methodist Church, on Monday evening, March 25th. Mr J. N. Marsh occupied the chair. Owing to wet weather conditions

there was but a small attendance of members; however the report showed that many matters of local importance had been attended to during the half year, and although the association had been unsuccessful in having better accommodation provided at the railway station for handling goods and produce, it was hoped that a proper goods shed would be provided in the near future. *** THE attention of our readers is again directed to the advertisement of the sale of the Tower Hill poultry farm which will be conducted by Messrs Brody and Mason today (Saturday) Full particulars are advertised. *** YOUNG MAN WANTS WORK Frankston-Mornington district. Good carpenter, painter; &c., or manage farm. Experienced orchardist, stockkeeper, dairy and pigs, Successful exhibitor. Has all tools, some machinery and assistance, if required. Fair proposition offered and wanted - H. C., care of STANDARD Office, Frankston. *** BROOKE’S “LEMOS” SQUASH - THE PUREST OF LEMON BEVERAGES - for Cool Relief from Summer Heat, it is absolutely without rival! Always Fresh. Always Ready. Always GOOD! Ask for Brooke’s Squash at your Hotel or Store. *** From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 6 April 1918

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Your Hearing Questions Answered Is it important for patients to see an audiologist if they think they may be having difficulties hearing? Yes, if you are starting to notice difficulties it’s important to have a full hearing test. We don’t just test which sounds you can hear, we also check how clearly you can understand speech, in quiet and in background noise. Some common indications that you may have a hearing loss are: Turning the TV up Frequently asking for repeats Not being able to hear properly on the telephone Difficulty in noisy situations such as restaurants Missing out on important parts of the conversation Often your partner or a close family member may be the first person to notice that you are having difficulty hearing. Is it true that a lot of patients don’t actually need hearing aids? Yes. Probably 25 percent of those that we see do choose to get hearing aids. Some people have a little bit of hearing loss that we just need to talk about, and continue to monitor. Are there steps people who aren’t ready for hearing aids can do to help combat hearing loss? Yes. Pick a seat in a restaurant where

you can see the faces of the people that you are taking to. This can make it easier to follow what they are saying. With the television, if you’re not ready for hearing aids, we can get a set of cordless headphones. These can be one of the best options for hearing the TV clearly. Are there ever very simple solutions to hearing loss? Yes. Sometimes a hearing loss can be caused by ear wax blocking the canal. If someone needs a hearing aid, should they always choose the most expensive, top-of-the-line model? Most people don’t need the most expensive hearing aids, fully loaded with all the bells and whistles. It really is patient specific. You don’t always need the absolute top-of theline hearing aid technology, if the features that you need are available in something less expensive. At Chelsea Hearing, we always offer you a range of options, and it is up to you to choose something that you are comfortable with. You should never feel pressured to proceed with hearing aids that you don’t feel ready for. Are smaller hearing aids more expensive? Generally, the style of the hearing aid does not have very much impact on the price. There are very good, small hearing aids available at all price points. Larger hearing aids are not necessarily less expensive either. The good news is

that the very small, comfortable hearing aids are suitable for most people these days. How much do hearing aids cost? Most people who are on a Centrelink pension (such as an age pension or a disability pension) are eligible for the Office of Hearing Services Voucher program. This enables them to choose from a range of hearing aids that are “free-to-client”. These hearing aids have improved significantly over the past few years, and a lot of people are pleasantly surprised at how natural they sound, and how small and comfortable they can be. Pensioners can also choose to contribute to more expensive hearing aids if they wish. For people who are not eligible for the voucher program, hearing aids typically start at $2,700 for a pair. What brand of hearing aids to you recommend? Chelsea Hearing is an independent clinic. We fit hearing aids from all of the major manufacturers. Our recommendations are made after we have tested your hearing, looked in your ears, and had a discussion about the things that you want to hear well. We also take the time to consider your preference for style and size of the hearing aids, as well as your budget. We will recommend the most appropriate hearing aids for you, and we will always give you a range of options to choose from.

What is your philosophy on health care? If I wouldn’t do it for my Mum or Dad, I don’t do it for a patient. When I’m making recommendations for a patient, I think “if this was my mum or dad, with this hearing loss, and these difficulties, would I be making the same recommendations?”. If the answer is “yes”, then I know I’m doing my best for a patient. What does the relationship you have with your patients mean to you? The patient comes first. The patient is your customer and you want to have the healthiest, happiest patient that you can. That makes me happy as well. To know that we are helping that patient to be happy is just rewarding. What is one thing about your job that really sticks out in a positive way? It’s really nice to be able to make a difference for people. Often the partner of the person with a hearing loss may have been repeating themselves and having to speak louder for years. When we help with a hearing loss (often with hearing aids) it’s often the family members who notice the benefit first. Suddenly they don’t have to repeat everything, and they don’t get so tired from speaking loudly all day. It can make a big difference for the whole family.

the right pace of the individual patient. Some people come in here, and they know they want to get hearing aids and they want to get it all happening as quickly as possible. Other people come in, and they are having some difficulties hearing, but they don’t know if they have a hearing loss. They may need a little bit more time to understand their hearing loss, and the options available. It doesn’t help anyone to push someone in to getting hearing aids before they are ready for them, or to pressure someone to purchase hearing aids that cost more than they are comfortable with. Sometimes the best thing to do is explain what’s causing the problem, and what solutions are available. It can also be helpful to bring your partner or a close family member to your appointment with you.

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Close results mark the start of Division One DIVISION ONE

THE newly configured Division One of the MPNFL started with gusto on Friday 30 March and the first round threw up some very close finishes. Of the four games played by Saturday night, three of them had ten points or less in them at the final sirens. Meeting on Good Friday, Frankston Bombers and Mt Eliza kicked off the season. Mount Eliza jumped out the of the blocks and kicked four goals to one in the opening term, leaving Frankston Bombers stunned and set for a struggle. The stage was set though, and the Bombers trailed all day, and a final five goal flurry wasn’t enough to get them across the line. In the end, there was just two points in it but, as our friend Toe Punt would say, Mt Eliza walked away with the chocolates. The final score was 12.8 (80 to Mount Eliza and 11.12 (78) for the Bombers. Also on Good Friday, Bonbeach faced up against EdithvaleAspendale. Again, the stage was set early with Edithvale-Aspendale kicking away to a 25 point lead by the end of the first quarter, and Bonbeach never getting a sniff for the next three quarters. Edithvale-Aspendale ended the game with a 33 point margin, and would have been happy with the performance of their troops, with a total of ten goal-kickers in their 15 goal tally. On Saturday 31 March, Seaford Tigers took on Pines at Eric Bell Reserve. While there was only one point in it at the first change, Seaford soon pulled away from the Pythons. A last quarter push by Pines, nar-

rowing the margin from 15 points at the last change to five points at the final siren, left them just short of victory. The final score 13.13 (91) to Seaford and 13.8 (86) to the Pines. Rosebud faced Mornington at Olympic Oval. Although Rosebud led all day, they never really broke away. The biggest lead of the day wasn’t until the third quarter when Rosebud got 18 points out. Mornington managed to chip away in the last quarter, and would have walked away with the win had it not been for poor kicking. While Rosebud added two goals, four points in the last quarter, Mornington added three goals and six points. At the end of the day, Rosebud bagged the win; and testament to their performance was nine goalkickers for the day. The final score was 12.5 (77) to 9.13 (67). At press time (Saturday night), there was still one match to play. Sorrento Sharks were set to face Frankston YCW for the inaugural Toe Punt Shield on Sunday. The shield is named after the usual writer of these articles, Andrew “Toe Punt” Kelly. As many readers would know, Andrew has been battling cancer, and has been unable to file stories today due to his illness. All of us at The Times send our best wishes to Toe Punt, and hope he got the chance to tune in to RPPFM’s coverage of the game named in his honour.

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Rye rises, then crashes down DIVISION TWO

IF the opening quarter was any indication of what was in store for Rye in 2018, fans would have been battling to hold back the grins. In the only match for the weekend in Division Two, the Demons smashed Dromana in the first quarter 5.5 (35) to 1.1 (7) leaving the Tigers bedazzled. But Dromana, who had the advantage of being on home turf, were not prepared to tuck their tails and give up, and pushed back hard during the second quarter to be only 11 points down at the long break. The battle continued in the third quarter with Dromana pulling level by the end at 65 points apiece. It was a different game in the final quarter as Dromana put the foot to the floor kicking six goals and five minors to three straight goals by Rye. The final tally was 15.16 (106) for Dromana and 12.11 (83) for Rye. It was a great comback by Dromana and was in no small part because of their strong goal-kickers. Ben Holmes kicked five and Ethan Johnstone kicked four for the Tigers,. In total they had eight goal-kickers. For Rye, Nicholas Strickland and Harrison Wilson bagged four and three respectivel .

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Attard says Skye can go all the way SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie DANIEL Attard expects Skye United to bounce back from losing the opening match of its 2018 campaign and mount a serious promotion push. The 23-year-old striker is the longest serving player in Billy Armour’s senior squad having first played for the club in 2011. Attard started playing as a six-yearold in midfield for Glen Waverley and his first 10 seasons were spent under the tutelage of John Frantzis. “He kept me interested in the game because there were a few times I thought about not playing,” Attard said. When he switched to Skye United he played as a left back in the reserves and made his senior debut late that season. “Moving to Skye and playing in the ressies then the seniors at a young age was a great decision, one dad encouraged me to do as it helped me to adapt to the physicality and quickness of senior football as early as possible,” Attard added. Dad was Chris Attard, former FFV Chief Financial Officer, long-serving president of Skye United and an icon of the local game. In 2012 with John Bruce taking over as senior coach Daniel Attard found himself being used as a forward. “We had a lot of mature-age players and he (Bruce) brought a lot of younger guys into the senior squad because I think he wanted to inject youth into the side.” Attard’s first senior goal for Skye came in a 1-1 draw at home to Collingwood on Saturday 30 June and the club finished midtable that season. In 2013 Skye avoided relegation due to a league restructure and the following season lost a promotion play-off against Mazenod. Head coach Rick Schelling appointed Attard senior captain for the 2015 season but Armour replaced Shelling before the halfway point of the campaign and guided the club clear of the relegation zone. For Daniel Attard season 2016 was an emotional rollercoaster marked by both tragedy and triumph. Chris Attard lost his battle with multiple myeloma at the age of 52, a devastating blow for Daniel, brother Liam and mother Sarla. For many sport is a diversion from the challenges of everyday life but for Daniel Attard it was so much more. Playing for Skye United became an ever-present reminder of his family legacy and July will mark the second anniversary of his father’s death. “Continuing to play after my father’s

Skye high: Daniel Attard attempts an overhead kick. Picture: Gemma Sliz.

passing was difficult but everyone at the club was so good to me, to my brother and to my mother,” Attard said. “They still are helping us to get through what happened. “Dad was a man who gave everything he could to his family first of all but also to the soccer club. “He had a vision and you can see that from where we started to where we are now with juniors, with women’s teams and with our venue. “It’s been a long journey for the club and one I’m proud to say he had a big hand in.” A couple of months after Chris Attard’s death Skye United celebrated its greatest ever triumph with both the seniors and reserves winning the championship and its promotion push last season only faltered in the last league match. “Winning the title in 2016 was a pretty emotional day for us, probably the best moment of my playing career espe-

cially with Liam winning the title with the reserves and if we get promoted this year it would be fantastic for the club and nothing less than we deserve after the heartbreak of going so close last season.” But Attard knows how tough a task the club faces after going down 2-1 to Monbulk Rangers in the opening round of the season and squaring up to Boroondara-Carey Eagles at Skye Recreation Reserve on Saturday. “Promotion is our goal but it’s going to be a lot tougher this year and after Boroondara we’ve got South Yarra and I think these two are going to be right up there. “I spoke to the Monbulk boys after our game and they lost to Boroondara in the (FFA) Cup and said they are a big, strong physical side so it will be quite a test for us.” Attard has enjoyed personal success throughout his time at Skye with four Golden Boot awards and senior best

and fairest and reserves best and fairest awards but he now faces a major challenge, one he plans to meet in a positive way. The club’s top scorer in recent seasons is battling to reclaim his place in the starting line-up after eight new signings arrived during the off-season. “The main thing I have to do is to work hard at training and on match days whether I get a start or whether I come on off the bench. “Everyone has to understand that if we are to get promoted we can’t do it with just 11 players. “It’s an 18-, 19-, 20-man effort that is going to get this done for us and whatever part I play within the squad I’m happy to contribute to our success.” His words echo the view of his teammates and are an endorsement of the bond among the senior squad that Armour and the coaching staff have encouraged. “At the end of the day you need to

have a close-knit group, some players who are more than just teammates and we certainly have that at Skye. “You have to enjoy yourself both on and off the field and we’ve got a really good bunch of boys and that’s going to be critical to what we achieve this year.” Meanwhile Mornington is the only local club left in the 2018 FFA Cup after Saturday’s matches. Mornington defeated Peninsula Strikers 4-1 at Dallas Brooks Park while Langwarrin went down 2-1 to North Geelong at Lawton Park. Mornington’s goals came from Max Etheridge (19th minute, 81st), Curtis Hutson (89th) and an own goal in the 41st minute from Strikers’ captain Hayden Beasley. Strikers’ reply came from Stefan Karac in the 52nd minute and Beasley was sent off in the last minute of normal time. Langwarrin led with a Luke Burgess goal in the 30th minute but Julian Cassano equalised for North Geelong in the 60th minute and Darius Madison nabbed the winner in the 89th minute. In other news NPLW outfit Southern United will conduct an FFA-approved Skills Acquisition Program (SAP) for girls born in 2007 and 2008 on Monday 9 April and Wednesday 11 April at Monterey Reserve. Southern United and its coaches have been running a girls-only SAP for the last two years with a focus on identifying talented girls within the Casey/ Mornington Peninsula region and bringing them into a training environment where they can train and develop with their peers. For registration details go to the club website at www.southernunitedfc.com. au. Next weekend’s games: FRIDAY 8.30pm: Collingwood City v Seaford Utd (Kevin Bartlett Reserve). SATURDAY 3pm: Beaumaris v Mornington (Beaumaris Reserve), Frankston Pines v Mazenod (Monterey Reserve), Old Scotch v Peninsula Strikers (H.A. Smith Reserve), Skye Utd v Boroondara-Carey Eagles (Skye Recreation Reserve), Baxter v Dandenong South (Baxter Park), Somerville Eagles bye. SUNDAY 3pm: Nunawading City v Langwarrin (Mahoneys Reserve). SUNDAY 3.15pm: Southern Utd v Heidelberg Utd (Monterey Reserve, U12s 9am, U14s 10.15am, U16s 11.40am, U19s 1.15pm).

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