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POLICE attended a home on Potts Road, Langwarrin after the death of a 2-year-old boy. A man was later charged with murder. See story page 2. Picture: Gary Sissons

Councillor suspended after bullying allegation Brodie Cowburn brodie@baysidenews.com.au FRANKSTON councillor Steve Toms has been handed a four month suspension after a bullying complaint against him was upheld at a councillor conduct panel . Cr Toms was found guilty of “serious misconduct” for allegedly bullying colleague Lillian O’Connor. The councillor conduct panel was asked to investigate an allegation that “Cr Toms had repeatedly behaved in an intimidating, offensive and disrespectful manner toward a fellow councillor, Cr Lillian O’Connor, which adversely af-

fected Cr O’Connor’s health, and that these actions constituted the bullying of another councillor.” The panel determined that they were “satisfied that the alleged behaviour occurred and was unreasonable in the context that it occurred and had negatively impacted on Cr O’Connor’s health, thus falling within the scope of bullying behaviour” and that “the degree of unreasonable behaviour by Cr Toms was such that it created a risk to health and safety of Cr O’Connor.” Cr O’Connor told the panel that the alleged bullying began in early 2017, and that Cr Tom’s behaviour had been a “contributing factor” to her taking a leave of absence from council. She

said that Cr Toms had “embarrassed her or gave her angry looks when she spoke against notices of motion raised by him or voted differently to him, often smirking or laughing at her”. Crs O’Connor, Colin Hampton, and Brian Cunial provided evidence to the panel giving accounts of the alleged bullying. The mayor Michael O’Reilly made the application to the panel. Cr Toms denied the bullying allegations, and Crs Glenn Aitken and Quinn McCormack told the panel that they “had not seen any instances where Cr Toms bullied Cr O’Connor.” Cr Toms faced the hearing on 15 and 16 July, and was suspended for four months starting from 5 September.

Frankston Council interim CEO Phil Cantillon said “during the term of his suspension, Councillor Toms will not have access to council resources and equipment, nor will he receive his councillor remuneration entitlements. “Councillor Toms has 28 days to initiate a review of the decision at VCAT, therefore council will not be making any further comment at this time,” he said. Cr Toms told The Times that “whilst I respect the panels decision, this news has been difficult to deal with, and has left me open to degrading public attack which is unfortunate.” “I will ensure that I follow the directions set out by the panel in its finding.

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And whilst I am suspended I am still a duly elected councillor of City of Frankston by its residents and should anyone wish to speak to me they are more than welcome to,” he said. “In my view my name has been completely tarnished and blown to pieces on social media, and in the press. “I have also had a number of people get in touch showing support, so I thank those people.” Cr Toms was also found guilty of a second allegation of misconduct for actions which “repeatedly contravened” councillor conduct principles outlined in the Local Government Act 1989. Continued Page 4


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A MAN has been charged with the murder of 2-year-old boy Jaidyn Gomes. Emergency services attended a Potts Road, Langwarrin, home just after 4pm on 2 September after receiving reports that a child had been injured. They found the two-year-old boy at the scene, but he sadly could not be

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POLICE attend a Potts Road home after a boy was allegedly murdered on 2 September. Picture: Gary Sissons

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Compost collection coming next month FOOD scraps will be accepted and turned into compost as part of the new kerbside food waste collection service starting from 1 October. Frankston residents can put food scraps in their garden waste bin for it be collected and composted. The mayor Michael O’Reilly said “the kerbside food waste collection is going to divert food waste away from landfill and redirect it to provide an invaluable resource to our farmers for use as nutrient rich compost.” “Frankston City Council is one of only eight Victorian councils to divert food waste from landfill, part of our ongoing commitment to reducing the city’s eco-footprint. Food waste is often mistakenly thought to be quite harmless, however, it can cause significant damage as it breaks down.” Register for a garden waste bin by phoning 1300 322 322.

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Junior footy club Council makes gets finals axe CEO pick THE Mordialloc Redbacks Junior Football Club’s under-13 side has been booted from the 2019 finals after an AFL South East investigation found them guilty of playing an overage player. An AFL South East statement read that the team “knowingly” played an overage player using false names for four games during the season. The club, which plays in the Frankston and District Junior Football League, was found guilty of bringing the game into disrepute. In addition to having match points stripped, the team’s manager has been suspended from holding any official role at the club for two years and the coach has been suspended from the club for one year. The club was fined $1000 for bringing the game into disrepute and $400 for playing an ineligible player. AFL South East general manager John Anderson said “this is a rare occurrence where a club has played outside the rules of the competition and has paid the penalty.” “This is a reminder to all clubs participating in community football that the integrity of the game is paramount and actions like this will not be tolerated,” he said. “We feel for the innocent parties involved, such as players, parents and volunteers, who have been denied the chance of playing in this year’s finals series.” The sanctions were handed down after the club faced a disciplinary committee on 20 August. Mordialloc Redbacks JFC President Brendan Swifte declined to comment. Brodie Cowburn

FRANKSTON Council will look within for their next CEO. Interim CEO Phil Cantillon will be offered the role permanently, The Times understands. It is understood that councillors made the decision at a special meeting on 7 September. It is understood that council considered over 50 applicants for the role. Former CEO Dennis Hovenden and council parted ways earlier this year with just four months left on Mr Hovenden’s contract. It was confirmed by council that Mr Hovenden would receive “all his statutory entitlements”. The Frankston Council CEO has previously earned $325,000 annual remuneration including pre-tax payments on a vehicle. When asked why he resigned, Mr Hovenden provided a short statement which read “I have enjoyed working with council and the staff over the past seven years. I now look forward to taking a break with my family and wish Frankston City Council every success for the future”. Councillors voted in April to advertise the position externally. Phil Cantillion has been acting CEO since Mr Hovenden’s departure. He has been at council as director of community assets since October 2017. Municipal monitor Prue Digby, who was appointed by the state government in 2017 to investigate and prepare a report on Frankston Council, was due to finish her tenure in June. She had her stay extended oversee the appointment of a new CEO. Brodie Cowburn

Public space sale investigated Brodie Cowburn brodie@baysidenews.com.au A FORENSIC investigation into the sale of public space on Evelyn Street has been ordered by Frankston Council. Cr Glenn Aitken said that “there is concern that discussions or negotiations” occurred “before councillors were informed.” He said that an investigation into the proposed sale would be “healthy”. Council had voted on 18 February to sell the parcel of land to the Department of Justice for over $4 million, but pulled out of the deal on 3 June in favour of turning the land into a park.

Cr Sandra Mayer said “what concerns me is I got sucked in to selling this public space.” “There’s a 20 per cent vacancy rate in the city centre, and we were told there was nowhere else to go,” she said. “The penny then dropped that this was the easiest and cheapest option.” Cr Kris Bolam also supported the investigation, telling council there were “things happening behind the scenes that councillors weren’t privy to.’’ “We have areas in the CAA that can cater for that facility,” he said. Crs Aitken, Bolam, Mayer, Quinn McCormack, Colin Hampton, and Lillian O’Connor voted for the inves-

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tigation at their 2 September meeting. The mayor Michael O’Reilly was the only present councillor who opposed it.

THE proposed sale of public space on Evelyn Street will now be subject to an investigation. Picture: Gary Sissons



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Complaints of ‘serious misconduct’ upheld Continued from Page 1 Among the breaches Cr Toms was accused of was his use of a Cabcharge card. Background information provided as part of the application to the councillor conduct panel read that Cr Toms had met with then mayor Cr Hampton and the CEO in January 2018 to discuss Cr Toms’ use of his ratepayer funded Cabcharge card. It was alleged that Cr Toms had used the card for private travel on three occasions. He was also questioned over a phone bill for the second quarter of 2017 which totalled $1234. It was also alleged that after council voted on 22 October 2018 to no longer permit the use of Cabcharge cards, Cr Toms used the card for personal travel on two further occasions. Cr Toms told the panel that he had used the Cabcharge card for personal use on “multiple” occasions. He told the panel there had “been issues in the past” but that he “now understands the policy and the situation.” He told the panel he did not realise the change had come into effect immediately when asked why he used the Cabcharge card the day after council voted to prohibit its use. Cr Toms confirmed that he had repaid all outstanding money owed from using the Cabcharge card for personal use to council. Background information provided to the panel also read that Cr Toms had been addressed about an occasion in which he had directed a council officer to withdraw a parking infringement notice. Cr Toms was elected for his first term as a councillor at the 2016 local elections. Cr Toms was a member of the Labor Party when elected, but has since been booted from the party after becoming embroiled in a stoush with Frankston MP Paul Edbrooke over Young Street trader complaints (“Councillor forced out of Labor Party”, The Times, 11/12/17). A written apology to Cr O’Connor from Cr Toms will be tabled at the first council meet-

ADRIAN Lloyd has been appointed the new CEO of the Frankston Football Club. Mr Lloyd has experience working at the Carlton Football Club, Melbourne Victory, and the Melbourne Rebels. He takes over the role from departing CEO Mick O’Neil. Frankston Dolphins president Peter Geddes said the appointment “represents a full circle for Adrian who played for Frankston throughout the seventies, was club secretary in our 1978 premiership year and served as full time manager for over a decade from early 1980’s to 1994.” “Club members will be aware that Adrian had committed to support the commercial side of our club in 2020 and the expansion of his role to include all aspects of the club is something that provides even more opportunity to secure our future as an emerging VFL force,” he said. The management at the club underwent a shakeup earlier this year when they parted ways with general manager Gary Buckenara. The former Hawthorn player took the role on in early 2017 and helped guide the club back into the VFL after they had their license revoked in 2016. Buckenara called the decision “one of the biggest kicks in the guts I’ve ever had in footy (“Departure from Dolphins a kick in the guts”, The Times, 1/4/19)”. NEW Frankston FC CEO Adrian Lloyd with club president Peter Geddes. Picture: Supplied

Cabs costly: Frankston councillor Steve Toms faced multiple allegations at a councillor conduct

panel, including the bullying of another councillor and the inappropriate use of a Cabcharge card. Picture: Supplied ing after his suspension concludes. Cr Toms will also be made to apologise to councillors for “repeated breaches of the councillor conduct

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POLICE, ambulance, and fire brigade members attended the scene of a two car collision on the corner of Mountain Avenue and Balamara Court, Frankston, 3 September. No injuries were reported. Emergency services attended the scene at around 8.30pm, and were there for around 45 minutes.

POLICE are investigating an assault which took place in a barbeque area at Monash Peninsula campus. The incident occurred at around 3.30pm, 30 August. Witnesses are being sought to help with the investigation. Information to Acting Sergeant Julia Starkey on 9784 5555

Crash: A two car collision left a car badly

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School evacuated BANYAN Fields Primary School in Carrum Downs was evacuated on 2 September after a “likely sewerage leak” was discovered. Police and emergency services attended to help evacuate the kindergarten students. Staff and students were evacuated safely.

Nearly 400 arrests POLICE operation Tidal has seen nearly 400 youths arrested across Melbourne’s south-east. Southern Metro Region Superintendent Paul Hollowood said Operation Tidal was “focused on addressing youth related offending across three major crime themes which included robberies, public order offending and vehicle crime linked to serious offending.” “Operation Tidal also links in closely with the Southern Metro Crime Team’s Operation Pendsend which is a Youth Response Team made up of detectives who monitor at-risk youths and develop disruption and enforcement strategies. The operation commenced earlier this year in April and we’ve seen some really positive results,” he said. “This is a strategic approach to sharing information to ensure we have an intelligenceled approach to our enforcement of youth offending in this area. We know crimes such

Off the road: A car is impounded after its owner returned a breath test reading of 0.183.

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as robberies and public order offending has been a concern to the community and Operation Tidal has been developed to specifically target these issues. “As part of Operation Tidal, officers proactively target known hotspots in an effort to detect and deter offending. Through our highly visible presence in the community and patrols of high risk locations we’ve been very successful in identifying and arresting offenders very quickly.”

Night on grog costly A MAN has had his license suspended on the spot after returning a reading on 0.183 on a breath test. The driver was pulled over by Somerville Highway patrol officers on FrankstonDandenong Road on 5 September. The police spokesperson said the driver told police that he had been “drinking all night before”. The man’s car was impounded for a month.

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Jet ski critics ‘demonise families BOATING industry association’s have condemned the “repeated and ongoing attacks on Victorian boating families” by Mornington Peninsula Shire Council. This follows the council’s push for residents to back its tough stance against the behaviour of some jet skiers on the bay (“Shire pushing hard line on jet skis, The Times 27/8/19). The chair of the Personal Watercraft Industry Association and a past president and life member of the Boating Industry Association of Victoria, David Heyes said industry or user groups had “never been consulted in any of the [newspaper] articles fuelled by the [shire] and other minority groups”. He said “history condemns the behaviour of council and [Rye Community Alliance chair] Michelle Cheers’ hatred of the boating community with their position on the [Rye] boat ramp

upgrade and hysteria over PWC use on local beaches”. “Hatred has nothing to do with it,” Ms Cheers said in response. “It’s about everyone being able to enjoy the beaches and the water and not being affected by the noise and aggression of a minority group.” She said more than 6000 people had signed the alliance’s petition to ban jet skis on the southern peninsula. Mr Heyes said a lack of equality and the lack of sharing of the waterways is “un-Australian and demonises families and children just wanting to enjoy the waterways”. He said most PWC users were law abiding family people and “should not be marginalised for the actions of a very few”. Mr Heyes – who works for a multi-national company producing and marketing jet-ski propulsion systems

– said the boating community “supported tough regulations to deal with unlawful use of craft”. “If local residents are concerned about boating behaviours then they should vent their concerns over how the regulations are enforced and not be discriminatory about the boating public.” Mr Heyes said there had been “no reports of incidents or injury to bathers or jet skiers on the [Mornington] peninsula to date”. He said the 2000 jet skiers living on the peninsula were enjoying a “legitimate family recreational pastime with the typical rider demographic of a 45-year-old successful white collar professional trade person who is married with children”. Steve Taylor

THE state government has rejected the proposed giant Kaufland supermarket at the entrance to Mornington. Planning minister Richard Wynne last week ruled out the company’s bid to build a 4000 square metre retail mega-hub at the corner of Oakbank Road and Nepean Highway. He said the decision had been made after “community consultation raised concerns about the nature of the development and the site’s proximity to the green wedge”. “We’ve listened to the community and ensured the gateway to Mornington is properly planned. We’re taking action to ensure Victoria remains a great place to live, work and do business,” he said. The knockback follows strong opposition by Mornington Peninsula Shire Council which held public meetings to explain to residents the advisory committee process, the scope of the proposal and details of its own submission to the Kaufland Stores in Victoria advisory committee. (“Public urged to oppose Kaufland bid” The News 22/1/19). The council had been concerned that the supermarket, to be built outside Mornington’s existing shopping centres, had “been removed from the normal planning process to be assessed by the advisory committee under the direction of … Mr Wynne”. The mayor Cr David Gill said at the time there would be “major implications” to Mornington if the development was approved. “The proposed location is on the bor-

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By Brodie Cowburn RED Hill have been crowned as MPNFL Division Two premiers for 2019. The Hillmen ran onto Frankston Park on Saturday with fire in their bellies, looking to avenge their Grand Final loss against Dromana last season. They took on Karingal in this year’s big dance. From the outset, Red Hill defended well and were able to restrict the Bulls from scoring. The Hillmen have been notoriously difficult to score against this year, with most sides rarely managing more than a handful of goals against them. Red Hill struggled to find the scoreboard themselves, but eventually went into half time with a narrow two goal lead. Although the Bulls trailed, there was always a chance they could bounce back. Star forward Marc Holt had scored 20 goals in two weeks, and has proved to be a match winner all season. Restricting Holt’s influence turned out to be vital for the Hillmen. He could only manage one goal for the afternoon, making the task all the more difficult for the Bulls. A five goals to one final term sealed the result, as Red Hill claimed the win and the premiership with a 9.11 (65) to

4.3 (27) win. Chris Irving was one of the Hillmen’s best, booting three goals. Jake Mitchell was also brilliant, as was Lachlan Chandler and Jonah Siversen. Jamie Mollo coached his side to the win. Red Hill’s premiership win sees them seal their promotion into the first division for next year. Karingal has a rough afternoon all around, as their Reserves and under19s sides also fell short. Langwarrin and Karingal did battle in the seconds Grand Final, with the Kangaroos hopping away to an easy 16.12 (108) to 4.9 (33) win. Dale Donkin was the hero, booting eight goals.

That winning feeling: Red Hill’s Grand Final win sees them promoted to Division One in 2020. Picture: Andrew Hurst

Dromana look to go back to back DIVISION ONE

By Brodie Cowburn DROMANA have booked their Grand Final spot with a win over Bonbeach. The Tigers scored the only goal of a scrappy first term, and ended up going into the half time break with an eight point lead. Dromana stretched their lead in the third term, and managed to keep the Sharks at an arm’s length. Bonbeach couldn’t close the gap, and Dromana ended up taking the win 8.7 (55) to 5.6 (36). Sam Fowler booted three goals for the winning Tigers, while Sam Guerts also had a big impact. The Tigers go into this weekend’s clash against Sorrento looking to go back to back. They won the second division premiership last year, and are now looking to back it up with a first division win. Their Sorrento opponents will be looking to make up for their devastating Grand Final defeat from last year. The Sharks were defeated last season by Pines after the Pythons scored a behind after the siren. The match will be played on Saturday at Skybus Stadium, Frankston starting from 2pm. Mt Eliza and Frankston YCW will play in the Reserves Grand Final from midday.

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Wee Mikey sends United Skye high SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie WEE Mikey Turner claimed the goal that sent Skye United into State 2 with a nerve-jangling 1-0 win over Monash Uni at Skye Recreation Reserve on Saturday. Knowing that a win would secure promotion Skye made hard work of it against an opponent that had come to play and make life as difficult as possible for the home side. There have been many times this season that Skye gaffer Phil McGuinness has made effective substitutions and introducing Daniel Attard, Turner then Maxim Avram into the fray in the second half proved effective once more. Attard had an immediate impact setting up Jack Gallagher who squared the ball to midfielder Mark O’Connor but the Irishman couldn’t hit the target from close range. The moment that sent a huge crowd into a frenzy came in the 84th minute when Monash failed to clear following an O’Connor free-kick and Attard won the loose ball on the left of the area then crossed into the goalmouth. In the ensuing scrimmage Turner prodded the ball over the line with Monash keeper Sima Pasahat desperately trying to keep it out as he lay on the ground. The collective sigh of relief that descended on Skye Recreation Reserve was palpable and when the final whistle sounded supporters rushed onto the pitch to join players, coaching staff and committee in a group celebration. Few pundits predicted at the start of the season that Skye would win promotion and McGuinness and assistant Stephen Duffy have worked wonders with their squad. And during the euphoria many thoughts turned to the late Chris Attard who had been the soul of the club for decades and whose sons and wife retain a close association with the local outfit. In NPL2 news Langwarrin had to settle for a point in Saturday’s 1-1 home draw with Eastern Lions. The result ensured that the visitors clinched the championship after second-placed Bulleen was surprisingly beaten at home 5-2 by Goulburn Valley Suns who had to play with 10 men for the last 35 minutes. Langy took the lead against Lions in the 38th minute with a mistimed strike from defender Luke Burgess that deceived Lions’ keeper Keegan Coulter and trickled over the goal line. Two minutes into the second half

Skye’s the limit: Liam Attard leads the celebrations after Skye United’s success on Saturday. Picture: Gemma Sliz

a long clearance from Langy keeper Fraser Maclaren sailed over the head of the Lions defence and set up Damir Stoilovic with Coulter stranded but the former Springvale White Eagles striker lobbed the ball wide with the goal at his mercy. Lions had to wait until the 87th minute to hit back and the equaliser came when a Ziggy Razuki cross from the left skimmed off the head of Langy substitute Alex Van Heerwarden and into the far corner even though Maclaren got a hand to the ball. In State 1 news Mornington scored twice in quick succession in a 2-0 home win over Eltham Redbacks last weekend. In the 62nd minute a defensive howler from former Mornington player Andy Maclean gifted Liam Baxter with the opener and a minute later substitute Noah Werner tapped the ball into an unguarded goal after the Eltham keeper had dropped a high Baxter cross under pressure from Josh Hine. In State 2 news Peninsula Strikers went down 3-2 at home to South Springvale in a thriller on Saturday. South Springvale led 1-0 at halftime and Daniel Clinton gave it a twogoal cushion a minute into the second half. But two John Prescott goals levelled

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came via second half goals from Stuart McKenzie (2), Lewis Gibson and Matt McDermott. Harry McCartney reports that there was a farcical finale to Seaford United’s season when three Seaford players were sent off in injury time as the local side defeated Chelsea 4-0 at Edithvale Recreation Reserve on Saturday. In the 32nd minute Matthias Schwellinger’s cross was headed home powerfully by Dylan Waugh at the back post to open the scoring. Chelsea striker Daniel Vella had three attempts to square the ledger before half time, but was denied by Seaford keeper Anthony Madafferi, the woodwork and a poorly placed shot from directly in front of goal. Seaford’s second came in the 53rd minute when Jeremy Schwellinger pounced on a defensive error for a simple lob over advancing Chelsea keeper Rhys Davies. Another defensive error a minute later gifted Waugh his second goal when he slotted home into the bottom corner leaving Chelsea players arguing among themselves. In the 70th minute Jeremy Schwellinger was brought down inside the box and Jack Carter made it 4-0 with an unconvincing but effective spot kick after Davies got a good hand

to the strike. In the 93rd minute Chelsea was awarded a free-kick just outside the area and chaos descended. Referee Dino Christodoulou attempted to move Seaford’s defensive wall back the required distance. First Kane Ireson was yellow carded for not moving back then Mathias Schwellinger was cautioned. When both parties pleaded for leniency they received follow-up yellow cards and were sent off. After the final whistle Tristan Stass pleaded with the referee for some sort of common sense but after initially receiving one caution he was quickly shown a second and also sent off. In State 5 news champion Somerville Eagles signed off on a league season to remember with a 5-1 drubbing of visitors Casey Panthers on Saturday. It was Somerville’s ninth straight win and it won the title by nine points over arch rival Old Mentonians. No prizes for guessing the scorers with Dave Greening notching a hattrick and Mark Pagliarulo a brace. Somerville now enters a play-off series to determine the best State 5 side in Victoria and it kicks off its campaign against State 5 East champion Waverley Wanderers this weekend. The winner goes into the grand final against the winner of the play-off between the State 5 North and State 5 West champions. Rosebud rounded off a season in which it established itself as a competitive outfit at this level by convincingly defeating Pakenham United 4-1 last weekend. Doubles to Chris Parry and Blake Hicks did the damage at Olympic Park. Rosebud has a catch-up match away to Tullamarine scheduled for next Saturday but looks set to forfeit. However it will play Wednesday’s night’s catch-up fixture against Aspendale Stingrays who drew 3-3 at home to Knox United on Saturday after twice leading by two goals. Aspendale scored through Nathan Barnett, Anthony Segavac and an own goal and its best were Kieran Hughes, Peter Dimopoulos and Patrick Diakogeorgiou. This week’s games: WEDNESDAY, 8pm: Aspendale Stingrays v Rosebud (Kingston Heath Soccer Complex). SATURDAY, 1pm: Somerville Eagles v Waverley Wanderers (Comets Stadium).

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Peninsula boxer ready for Kombat By Stephen Taylor BLAIRGOWRIE boxer Jayde Mitchell is going into next weekend’s Kings of Kombat bout “without injury for the first time in years”. Since his previous fight in December he has fully recovered from elbow surgery and stem cell therapy to fix shoulder tears. The super middleweight nicknamed “The Matador” is confident of success against Ibrahim Tamba, of Tanzania, on the 10th anniversary

Kings of Kombat event. Their bout is second ranked among eight fights at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, Albert Park, Saturday 14 September. Rated eighth in the world Mitchell regards this fight as a “tune up” after which he will undertake a five-fight deal with promoter Lynden Hosking and Fox Sports. All going well he will fight outdoors at Mornington Racecourse in November.

Ready for action: Jayde Mitchell is fighting fit for next weekend’s encounter. Picture: Supplied Martin’s magic: Rox The Castle wins at Flemington. Picture: Supplied

Rox The Castle flies under the radar HORSE RACING

By Ben Triandafillou THE small, yet brave, Balnarring-trained racehorse Rox The Castle has once again defeated a runner that many pegged as a “horse that couldn’t be beaten” at Sandown on Wednesday 4 September. The Kerry Edwards-trained galloper jumped as the second favourite behind the promising Phillip Stokes-trained Jumbo Ozaki who many expected to come out on top before heading towards bigger targets in the Spring. But, the little pocket rocket, Rox The Castle, didn’t lay down without a challenge and led from start to finish with the top weight of 59.5kg to score his first win for the preparation. Third-up and

nearing peak fitness, the fiveyear-old son of Castledale held a comfortable three-quarters of a length margin over the hyped horse, Jumbo Ozaki, who had every possible chance to run him down. The five-year-old son of Castledale was given a calm ride by Mornington-based jockey Jack Martin and notched up his sixth victory in Australia since moving from New Zealand. The victory added to Martin’s already successful run aboard Castledale progeny having claimed the Group Three Craven Plate at Randwick last year aboard the Peter Gelagotistrained Moss ‘N’ Dale. Despite being impatient in the mounting yard pre-race, trainer Kerry Edwards said her stable star should never be underesti-

mated. “Today was the worst he’s ever been at the races as far as his patience goes, so to see him go out and do that and carry that weight against the horse that everyone said ‘couldn’t be beaten’ was incredible,” Edwards said. “He’s done it before [by defeating the heavily-supported] Greyworm previously so he just defies logic sometimes. He’s a competitor, he’s just got that will to win.” While Rox The Castle doesn’t look all to different this preparation compared to his last preparation, Edwards said he’s really put on a bit of muscle where he has needed to. “He’s got strength about him this time in work,” she said. “Physically he just doesn’t look much different but he’s carrying

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