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POLICE and Coast Guard officers including Les Ingram and Acting Sergeant Eva Marshall are teaming up to patrol Frankston beach over the summer months in an operation set to focus on preventing anti-social behaviour. See story Page 5. Picture: Gary Sissons

Getting tough on soft drinks Neil Walker VISITORS to sports and leisure centres in Frankston will soon see sugary drinks disappear from prominent display as part of a health push to discourage the drinking of soft drinks loaded with high levels of sugar. Frankston Council is among the first of eight state councils who have teamed up with VicHealth to take part in a Water In Sport program aimed at reducing the promotion and availability of soft drinks at Victorian sports and recreation centres. VicHealth, part of the state government Department of Health and Human Services, announced grants totalling $500,000 to eight councils last week including $84,000 to Frankston Council over two years to fund the Water In Sport initiative across Frankston. VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter said the push against soft drinks is being rolled out initially “in areas with higher rates of sugary drink consumption, obesity or poor dental health”. VicHealth statistics show 59 per cent of Frankston children aged 6-8 have tooth decay, about 20 per cent of locals are obese and 15 per cent drink sugary drinks every day. “We know that too much sugar in our diet contributes to a range of major health issues like obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, tooth decay and stroke,” Ms Rechter said in a statement. “The average Australian eats 14 teaspoons of added sugar each day – most

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of that extra sugar comes from sugary drinks, such as sports and energy drinks. A standard 600ml sports drink contains a whopping 11 teaspoons of sugar. “Unfortunately we constantly find a smorgasbord of these drinks at venues where children and families regularly play and watch sport. This sends an unhealthy message to our kids that sport and sugary drinks go hand in hand.” Soft drinks signage and displays will be toned down from April in favour of the promotion of water at six sports centres across the Frankston region – the Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre (PARC), The Pines Aquatic Centre, Jubilee Park, Ballam Park Multisport Precinct, Carrum Downs Recreation Reserve and Overport Park. “By doing this, we are hoping that more people will be encouraged to drink water instead of harmful sugar-filled  drinks,” Frankston mayor Cr Colin Hampton said. “Council will be working with a number of sports and recreation facilities to make water more accessible, visible and available in canteens, kiosks and vending machines. “This complements the work we’ve already undertaken in partnership with Peninsula Health to create healthier environments for players, supporters and the community such as stamping out smoking in sporting clubs through the introduction of the Frankston Mornington Peninsula Smoke Free Charter.” Continued Page 6


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Ratepayers pay for monitor stay Crazy days of summer: South Sudanese youths get into the swim of things at Frankston beach. Picture: Supplied

Sea day lays safety groundwork FRANKSTON Multicultural Centre volunteer Andrew Jang, 17, is living proof of the benefits of beach education days at Frankston beach. Like many at the Tuesday 23 January education day put on by Life Saving Victoria for 50 South Sudanese youth and children, Andrew saw the benefits of swimming and water safety. After a year of swimming lessons, he is now working as a pool lifeguard at Peninsula Aquatic and Recreation Centre, Frankston, with his older sister Nyajema, 25. The education day was one of 100 half-day, fun, educational excursions run by Life Saving Victoria each summer. They aim to improve water education among members of new


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communities who are over-represented in drowning statistics. They also aim to provide jobs and volunteer positions to those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, such as South Sudanese youth, to improve their inclusion and also to improve diversity in the aquatics industry and in surf lifesaving. Also at the education day were South Sudanese youths Chotnyang Puok, 17, and Yauda Rock, 18, who are also training to become lifeguards. “Role models like Andrew and Nyajema inspire others to do great things for the wider community – pursuits they might not have previously considered before fun days

like today at the beach,” LSV multicultural projects manager David Holland said. “Improved settlement, water safety knowledge and diversity in aquatics are the big winners.” Frankston Labor MP Paul Edbrooke said even though it was “very hot” he “had a great time meeting the 50 kids from culturally and linguistically diverse communities acquiring the skills they need to stay safe in the water this summer”. “Life Saving Victoria is teaching safety techniques for snorkelling and body-boarding, survival strategies for those in difficulty, and how to rescue another swimmer who is in trouble – all while having fun and playing games.”

A MONITOR sent to Frankston Council to report to the state government on “governance issues” at council will be paid $1200 for each day of the stay. Ratepayers will foot the bill for monitor Prue Digby’s work at council and will also pick up the tab for travel expenses. The Labor state government confirmed when asked that the municipal monitor’s remuneration is fixed at $1200 per day, and must be paid by Frankston Council in accordance with the Local Government Act. Ms Digby is expected to work at least two days each week for a possible full 18-month term of appointment, meaning ratepayers may ultimately pay more than $180,000 for the monitor’s wages while she attends council meetings. “Ms Digby will keep an eye on the council and report back to the government on its progress,” Victorian Local Government Minister Marlene Kairouz said. “The monitor is there to ensure Frankston City Council is acting in the best interests of ratepayers.” Ms Digby’s appointment term runs from 13 December last year until 30 June next year. The monitor will hand interim reports to the Minister’s department. Before last month’s public council meeting, Ms Digby advised The Times to direct any questions about her role


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Beach ‘pests’ on notice A POLICE operation along Frankston beach, foreshore and boardwalk area will focus on tackling anti-social behaviour. Acting Sergeant Eva Marshall said Operation Baywatch will focus on public order, youths causing trouble, thefts and robberies, drinking in public places and large groups of youths intimidating beachgoers, as well as violence offences. The operation will also take in the Wells St and licenced precinct area. “The message we want to convey is: ‘The beach belongs to everyone – we’re making sure of it,’” she said. “We want to raise the public perception of safety in the area.” Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Commodore Mark Bainbridge said the squadron supported Operation Baywatch. “We are extremely lucky in Frankston to have such a wonderful beach for all of us to enjoy,” he said. “Unfortunately, a great day out at the beach can turn into a disaster with people doing the wrong thing and not obeying the laws that have been put in place to keep everyone safe. “If swimmers keep 50 metres clear of boat launching facilities, if boaties and jet skiers stay in boating zones and stick to 5-knot speed limit within 200 metres of the shoreline and 50 metres of swimmers, we should all be safe and can all enjoy the water. “Jet skiers have earned themselves

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the title of ‘Hoons of the Water’. For most this title is not warranted but, for a few, it is, and these are the ones that need to stop and think about what they are doing and whose lives they are putting in danger. “There is a lot of water out there, [so] if you need to go 100kph, go one or two kilometres offshore where it is safer to do so. “The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard is an emergency service marine search and rescue provider. Our motto

is ‘Safety By All Means’. “Please enjoy summer, boating and the beach and keep that motto in the back of your mind.” Police have asked Frankston Coastguard, Frankston Life Saving Club and Frankston Council to call 9784 5570 when they see large groups congregating, and specifically youths drinking. “We will endeavour to respond and move them on prior to any trouble occurring,” Acting Sergeant Marshall said. Anyone seeing an offence should call 000 in the first instance and not the police station. The operation is set to run on days over 35 degrees and at public events.

Arrests over drugs A SKYE woman, 23, was among a group arrested and charged with trafficking a commercial quantity of the drug ecstasy during raids by Southern Metro Divisional Response Unit and Frankston detectives across the southeastern suburbs last week. The operation targeted a commercial drug trafficking syndicate operating in the area. During the search, police said they found a large quantity of pills, powders and cannabis. Cash, electrical goods and weapons were also seized. Others arrested for trafficking ecstasy were a 41-year-old man from Hampton Park, 26-year-old woman from Cranbourne East and an 18-yearold man from Cranbourne West. They all appeared at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court, Friday 1 February, and were further remanded to a date to be fixed. A 22-year-old woman from Skye charged with trafficking ecstasy was bailed to appear at Dandenong Magistrates’ Court on 6 April. A 22-year-old man from Seaford arrested for drug offences was cautioned and a 20-yearold man from Cranbourne West was arrested over weapons offences and cautioned.

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A SEAFORD man has been charged with five counts of theft and two of attempted theft in relation to water meter thefts in the Bonbeach and Carrum area, Wednesday 24 January. He was also charged with handling stolen goods and obtaining property

by deception after allegedly trying to sell the meters. The man, 42, was bailed to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court in late May. Detective Senior Constable Ashley Eames, of Frankston CIU, said he was investigating a series of water meter thefts in the Frankston area.

Hunt for firebug DETECTIVES believe a grass fire in Frankston South was deliberately lit. Council contractors working on a car park reported the fire on FrankstonFlinders Rd, 12.35pm, Tuesday 6 February. Frankston CFA crews extinguished the fire which spread over 160 square metres of bushland. A crime scene was established as police set about finding the cause of the fire.

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A MOTORCYCLIST speeding away from Carrum Downs police mounted the kerb and crashed in Frankston North, 5.45pm, Saturday 3 February. Police said the Seaford man, 43, was riding without number plates when he did a U-turn to avoid a speed control point and sped down a service road. A police chase was aborted when it was deemed unsafe. The rider was thrown from the bike, sending his helmet flying, before colliding with a concrete fence and falling injured onto the road. He was taken to The Alfred hospital with a broken leg and severe grazing to his back and head. Police said charges are pending.

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Getting tough on soft drinks Continued from Page 1 Ms Rechter said the new program would improve access to water and healthy drinks in local sport and recreation facilities in eight council areas across the state. “We’re so pleased to have these councils joining us in the fight against obesity by making the healthy choice the easy choice in council-owned sports venues and leisure centres,” she said. “Limiting the availability of sugary drinks at local sporting venues and facilities, particularly in disadvantaged communities, will go a long way in improving the health of Victorians and encouraging healthy choices.” East Gippsland, Geelong, Greater Bendigo, Greater Shepparton, Melton, Northern Grampians and Yarra Ranges councils are the seven other councils joining the Water In Sport program alongside Frankston Council. VicHealth wants to support 200,000 more Victorians by 2023 to adopt a healthier diet in choosing water and healthy food over soft drink and takeaways.

FEDERAL Health Minister Greg Hunt will outline the federal government’s commitment to creation of a nationally recognised health and education precinct at Frankston when he addresses a business lunch in the bayside city this month. Mr Hunt, also one of two federal MPs representing Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula, was appointed health minister a year ago, and one of his first public statements was about Frankston’s potential to become Melbourne’s third medical hub after Parkville and Clayton. The minister will be guest speaker at a Committee for Greater Frankston lunch at midday on Friday 23 February at Functions by the Bay (Frankston Football Club), corner Young St and Plowman Place, Frankston. The event is open to the public. Creation of the precinct, to be operated jointly by Monash University and Frankston Hospital, is a key advocacy objective of the committee,. The committee was formed a year ago to advocate for a better deal for Greater Frankston from all levels of government. Mr Hunt also is expected to speak about how health policy will respond to the changing needs of an ageing population as well as social health issues in the region. Booking details are on the committee’s website at or call 0403 244 771.

tobacconist could have ended in disaster when the getaway car crashed, 2.35am, Tuesday 6 February. Two men allegedly drove a stolen Nissan Pulsar sedan through the front roller shutters of the TSG Tobacco Station store in Ballarto Rd before stealing an unknown quantity of cigarettes. During the hasty getaway they collided with another car and the driver, 21, of Oakleigh, was arrested at the scene while another man ran off. The injured man was taken to Frankston Hospital for treatment. Detectives are looking for clues on a series of ram raids in the McCormicks Road, Skye, area. Charges are pending, police said.

PSO attacked TRANSIT police have charged a man following an alleged assault on a protective services officer last month. The PSO had been patrolling the Carrum train station on 20 January when he was allegedly assaulted by another man. He was taken to hospital with minor injuries. A 27-year-old Skye man was charged with assault emergency services worker and intentionally and recklessly causing injury. He is due to reappear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court on 12 February. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

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clocked at 173kph on the Frankston Freeway, Tuesday 30 January. Somerville Highway Patrol police said they spotted the bike in the northbound lanes just before the FrankstonDandenong Rd exit, after it sped away from the Cranbourne Rd intersection. The bike was impounded for a minimum of 30 days with a release fee of $1042. The rider is expected to be summonsed to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court on charges which include riding at more than 45kph over the speed limit. If convicted he will cop a mandatory minimum 12 months’ loss of licence, eight demerit points and a “substantial” fine, police said.

Six cars: nose-to-tail

A WHITE Renault van which ran into the rear of the car in front on Bungower Rd, Mornington last week, caused a nose-to-tail “concertina” collision which damaged six cars. Leading Senior Constable Greg Wolfe, of Somerville Highway Patrol, said the van driver, 48, of Donvale, was

later charged with failing to stay a sufficient distance behind the vehicle in front, 8.50am, Wednesday 7 February. He received a $238 fine and lost one demerit point. The accident occurred between Derril Rd and Moorooduc Highway. Five of the cars were described as being extensively damaged and one with minor damage. Two drivers were taken to Frankston Hospital for treatment. “Traffic builds up quickly on these roads, especially at that time of the morning, and motorists really need to concentrate,” Leading Senior Constable Wolfe said. “They have to watch out for cars in front – especially near roundabouts.” In another incident, drivers travelling too close to the car in front were left to count the cost after the lead car braked on Eastlink, just north of Thompsons Rd, Saturday morning, 27 January. Police said seven cars were damaged and, of the 29 occupants, four received minor injuries. Many of the cars had to be towed away causing further traffic disruption. Police investigating the incident are seeking dash-cam footage. Anyone who can assist is asked to call Somerville police 5978 1358. “Rear-end collisions are the most common sort that we attend, and they are relatively easy to prevent,” Leading Senior Constable Wolfe said. “In dry weather, stay two seconds back from the car in front; in wet weather double it and maintain concentration on the traffic ahead of you.” He said rear-end collisions could result in on-the-spot fines or charges of careless driving and an appearance in court.

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Work the focus but surf ’s up DR SAM Johnson grew up surfing on the Mornington Peninsula, and now a position training as a young doctor at Frankston Hospital means he may be able to rekindle his passion for the sport. The 25-year-old is excited to be back on the peninsula to complete his graduate year in medical training after spending the past few years studying at Melbourne University. “I used to surf heaps before medicine, then it went on the back burner, but, hopefully, now I’m back down here I’ll be able to go more whenever I’m not working,” Dr Johnson said. As well as being attracted to the lifestyle offered by working at Peninsula Health, Dr Johnson says he was also impressed by the level of support given to junior doctors. “I’d heard really good things about the hospital,” he said. “I know quite a few of last year’s interns and they’ve loved it. There’s a

lot of support and really good registrars here who are very helpful.” The former Mentone Grammar student will do five rotations this year, starting in general medicine on ward 5GS at Frankston Hospital before moving on to Rosebud Emergency Department, then general surgery, and a rural placement at Warragul before finishing up in the neurology sector. On an average day, Dr Johnson and his fellow doctors in his general medicine group look after 15-25 patients. During his undergraduate degree in bio-medicine, Sam came to be sure he wanted to pursue a career in medicine, although he is still deciding what area to specialise in. “I’ve always been interested in health, sport and nutrition, the human body and the challenge of constantly learning new things,” he said. “I like the idea of working in sports medicine, the ED, intensive care unit or

general medicine.” In his first two weeks, Dr Johnson says he has learned a lot: he’s cared for confused and agitated patients, called a code, used a new computer system and gotten his head around the preferred method of communication between medical staff: pagers. One of the most rewarding experiences of his intern year so far has been helping a patient through a difficult time. “The patient has been really sick, so just being able to chat to him about stuff outside of medicine, like the cricket and what he used to do for a living, helps take his mind off things and normalises being in hospital,” he said. Dr Johnson is looking forward to heading to Rosebud for his next rotation – for both the work and, of course, being close to some of the peninsula’s best surf beaches.


17 – 19 FEBRUARY Upcoming changes to the Frankston line

Between 17 – 19 February, works will continue to remove the level crossing at Skye/Overton Road on the Frankston line and will affect the way you travel. The sooner we get this done, he sooner you’ll be on your way.

Buses will replace Frankston line trains • Between Frankston and Carrum Stations from 12 midnight Saturday 17 February until the first service on Monday 19 February 2018. Please plan ahead and allow up to an extra 20 minutes in travel time. A temporary road closure at the intersection of Skye/Overton Road will be occurring in late February. Traffic diversions will be in place from midnight Friday 23 Febuary until midday Sunday 25 February. Local traders will be open for business during this time, so please support businesses in the area.


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THE shortage of safe, long-term accommodation for those affected by mental illness in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula has one man fearing for the plight of a family member. John Bradford, of Mt Martha, said “issues with drugs and alcohol” five years ago had forced him to try to find alternative accommodation for a relative with a mental condition. A search for suitable government-run accommodation proved fruitless and the alternatives, such as privately-run boarding and rooming houses, were often unsafe and cramped. The family member, a man whose name has been withheld, prefers to sleep on the streets of Frankston or on the peninsula foreshore. “We had to take out an order against him because of his erratic behaviour,” Mr Bradford said. After short periods at Frankston Hospital’s 2 West Ward, which treats those with adult acute metal health issues, as well as at the Salvation Army’s crisis accommodation centres, the relative was soon found himself back on the streets. “We always assumed he would be safe and supported in public crisis care accommodation but he didn’t seem to fit in very well,” Mr Bradford said. After one short stint in hospital his relative walked out unaccompanied and stood in the middle of Nepean Highway. Police in a divisional van took him to the cells where a small knife was found taped to an ankle. He was fined $1600.

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“We told the police he was unwell and on medication and expected him to be taken back to hospital, but he was pushed out onto the street at midnight,” Mr Bradford said. A community treatment order was annulled and the man received no follow up care from the crisis centre authorities who had previously treated him. “People like this are being pushed out into the community to fend for themselves. Our relative was lucky to have us to fall back; some people don’t have back up.” Mr Bradford recently wore an A-frame notice board and walked the streets of Mornington to draw attention to the lack of help for the mentally unwell. He walked Main Street with his A-frame that stated: “Shame, shame, shame to federal and state politicians for their lack of concern for needy, homeless people. Spare a thought for these people – often children – while you are in your cosy beds.” The Peninsula Carer Council’s Aline Burgess said homelessness and people “sleeping rough or in their cars” on the peninsula was an “enormous problem” that was not receiving adequate government support. “The government represents the people and the people need to advocate strongly for action on this.” Ms Burgess said the carers’ council held support meetings and promoted its website and Facebook page so those in need could easily contact its members for help. “We offer referrals, we listen and we advocate for carers so they can


provide better treatment. We create awareness through our Open Dialogue program.” She said Mornington Peninsula Shire was trying to improve services, but that private boarding houses “may be the only accommodation available”. SalvoCare Eastern Rosebud’s Judy Cooper agreed rooming houses were probably the only feasible long-term accommodation for the homeless. “It’s a bleak story,” she said. “Depending on the person’s income – whether Newstart or a disability support pension – we can help them by putting in offers for priority housing, but it is a long wait for a singlebedroom unit. “There are not enough singlebedroom units and these mainly go to the elderly homeless, keeping younger homeless on the streets.” Ms Cooper said many former homeless people were now settled at four rooming houses on the southern peninsula. “But the reality is that no one on New Start can afford a private rental over $190 a week and it is a miracle if you can find a property under that. “There may be other options but they would probably not suit a person who is dreadfully unwell. “It’s frustrating but there’s not much we can do.” While Mr Bradford’s A-frame action might seem a little dramatic to some people, he’s steadfast in his resolve: “If I don’t do anything I will be letting them down.” Anyone with mental health issues can call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or the call back service on 1300 659 467.



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Opening the books on shire ‘gifts’ Keith Platt THE public is finally being given free access to a register of gifts and benefits received by Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors and council staff. The information was previously only available through the costly and time-consuming Freedom of Information process. This month’s decision by councillors to open the gifts register follows revelations that the shire CEO Carl Cowie accepted an invitation to join a Mediterranean cruise on a ship hired by businessman and Portsea property owner, Lindsay Fox (“Shire boss on Fox party cruise” The Times 11/12/17). Mr Cowie this month has now said he would not be listing the cruise in the gifts register. The mayor Cr Bryan Payne, a former CEO at several municipalities, says he would not have accepted an invitation such as that made to Mr Cowie by Mr Fox. “I wouldn’t have gone,” Cr Payne said. “I wouldn’t go for obvious reasons - I don’t think it’s appropriate.” While Mr Cowie has called publicity over his trip “a distraction”, Cr Payne sees it as “a real topic”. Mr Cowie says he told the mayor at the time of the impending July 2016 cruise, former councillor Graham Pittock, but was not bound by the Local Government Act to register it as it was made a no cost to council and during his annual leave. As well as making the register publicly available (by appointment only) councillors have also called for a review of the “definitions” of words used in the Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality Policy, an “internal document” that is also now publicly available. A review of the policy by councillors and

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire CEO Carl Cowie

council officers is designed “to ensure that any ambiguity is addressed in a clear and meaningful manner,” Mr Cowie stated in a news release following last week’s decision by councillors. Cr Payne said “a solicitor is coming into to do it”. Benefit, as defined in the current policy is defined in part as “something which is believed to be of benefit to the receiver” and can include accommodation and recreation trips. Mr Cowie says the level of public interest being shown in the participation by him and his wife in Mr Fox’s so-called “conception cruise” was “a distraction to shire business”. In an email response to questions Mr Cowie stated “the shire is focused on continuing to work hard on behalf of our community”. Councillors have also decided to drop the wording of the policy, which states, “The owner of this policy is the chief executive officer”. Cr Payne said opening the gifts register to the public “is in the interest of community,

councillors and council staff”. “Making the gifts policy and registers fully available to the public strengthens transparency, sees the shire deliver over and above the requirements of the Local Government Act and Regulations, and is a positive response to changes in community expectations,” Cr Payne said. The news release from the shire said making the gifts policy and register public would “ensure the organisation meets public expectations around transparency and the disclosure of gifts”. Mr Cowie said the decision “improves transparency and accessibility for our community”. “The organisation will continue to seek and implement ways to be accountable to the community, exceed community expectations, and ensure good governance.” Cr David Gill said councillors and officers should register trips like that provided by Mr Fox. “Anything that is perceived by the public as being a benefit should be registered,” Cr Gill said. “It’s best to always err of the side of caution.” Cr Gill said it could be difficult to define a gift “such as meals provided at community group meeting, where it could be rude to refuse”. “By reviewing the policy we’ll try to make it clearer so that everybody knows what’s in and what’s out.” Councillors must tell Mr Cowie by 31 May if they intend to advertise his approximate $400,000-a-year job or renegotiate his contract which ends 30 November. Appointments to see the councillors’ and officers’ gifts register can be made by calling the shire’s governance department on 1300 850 600.

Q & A with shire CEO HERE are questions and answers provided by Mornington Peninsula Shire CEO Carl Cowie following the council’s decision to make the gifts register available to the public. A preamble to the Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality Policy – now to be reviewed - states that it has been developed “to ensure transparency” by councillors and council officers and “to avoid conflicts of interest”. Will the CEO be listing his time spent on Lindsay Fox’s so-called “conception cruise”? Mr Cowie states no, the details of the cruise have been discussed at length and it is his view that a private trip that was not made in an official capacity does not require listing on the shire’s gift register. • Mr Cowie and his wife attended in a private capacity. Mr Cowie did not attend in an official capacity. • Mr Cowie was on annual leave at the time, and there was no cost to council. • The cruise took place in July 2016. • Mr Cowie said it had already been reported in local media that Mr Fox chartered the Seabourn Odyssey for a seven-day trip between Athens and Venice. • It has been reported that the cruise was a precelebration of Mr Fox’s 80th birthday. • Mr Cowie personally paid for his airfares and accommodation to and from the cruise. Mr Cowie says the level of public interest meant that the trip had proved a distraction to shire business. He says the shire is focused on continuing to work hard on behalf of our community. When will the review to ensure “ambiguity is addressed in a clear and meaningful manner” be completed and who is conducting the review? The review will be conducted by senior shire officers and councillors, and the review is expected to commence in the near future.

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SEEN BETTER DAYS - The property at 302 Stony Point Road has had a chequered history and will now be improved for affordable housing.

CRIB POINT ODDITY SOLD IN SUCCESSFUL TENDER PROCESS ARGUABLY one of the biggest white elephants in the area, the property at 302 Stony Point Road, Crib Point has finally sold after 13 years of steady decay, neglect and vandalism. Originally built as an art school, the premises quickly became vacant with zero enrolments after a protracted battle with the Victoria Board of Education rendered any degree obtained at the school be completely void and without recognition. Interestingly, without ever having one student enrol, the Victorian Academy of Fine Arts Crib Point Institute is still listed on website Mornington Peninsula on-line as a place of education, it also appears on Yelp, and perhaps most amusingly Edarabia , the selfproclaimed number 1 education website in the Middle East.

“Mornington Peninsula council put an order on the property to either demolish the structure, or make it secure due to safety concerns” explains Chris Watt of Century 21 Homeport who, along with senior Century 21 sales consultant Richard Whitehead, handled the sale of the property. “ The owner was not in a position to comply with that order and the property was subsequently put up for tender.” The substantial, and it must be said well-constructed building measures about 447 square metres ( 48 squares) and occupies about 2024 square metres of land. Both buildings feature truss roof construction, Colorbond clad roof and aluminium windows. There is a high brick fence to

the front and a sealed car park. Zoned General Residential under the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme and subject to Design and Development Overlay # 19 which restricts accommodation to a maximum of 4 dwellings, the property received 8 tender offers, with the successful tender of $802,000 put forward by a not-for-profit charity organisation who will use the site for low-cost housing. “This was a very successful, expertly run tender campaign” Mr Watt said. “The second highest tender came in at $778,000, and if this was an auction, the eventual sale price would have been $779,000. We achieved an extra $23,000 for our vendor by using the tender process, which unlike an auction, prises out the buyers very best price”.n

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Frankston Times


Violent storm sweeps Victoria Compiled by Brodie Cowburn A STORM of great violence, for which no precedent can be found in the history of Melbourne, swept over portion of the suburban area late on Saturday afternoon. In comparison it was comparable with the tempest which caused so much havoc in Queensland a few days previously. Two lives were lost, and twelve people were Injured. At Brighton a boy was decapitated by a descending sheet of iron from the roof of a wrecked building. At Point Ormond a boat, in which three men were fishing, was capsised. and one of the occupants was drowned. The tempest, which was accompanied by torrential rain, reached its maximum force, generally speaking, between 4.40 and 5 p.m. The weather had been threatening all the afternoon, and light rain had fallen in the city hours before the cataclysm visited the foreshore. *** A complaint was made to the Frankston police on Sunday by Mrs. Rose Priest that on the previous afternoon a soldier in the Broadmeadows camp named Joseph Kahn, a youth who had formerly been staying with her, had taken her adopted child Florence May Dallaglio, five years of age, for a drive in a buggy, and had not returned. The father of the child, it appears, was separated from his wife three years ago, and has had custody of the child, which he placed in the care of Mrs Priest.

The matter was reported to the criminal investigation branch and placed in charge of Detective Britt, who yesterday afternoon arrested Kahn as an alleged deserter from camp, and handed him over to the military authorities. With his apprehension the child was also traced, Kahn declaring that the child was in the best of care - her mother’s. This statement of the child’s whereabouts was subsequently verified. *** GOOD hauls of snapper are being obtained at Stony Point. Recently Messrs V. E. Fleming and G. A. Wachsmith, of Melbourne, in a day’s fishing caught 150 snapper, besides a number of rock cod, whiting and butter fish. A shark, between 5 and 6 feet long was also caught. *** THE following letter has been received by the President of the Shire, Cr W. J. Oates, from the chairman of the Commissioners of the Victorian Railways, with reference to the proposed improvements to the approach to the Frankston Railway Station:— Dear Sir, in fulfillment of my promise of yesterday I have had the papers in connection with the question of improving the approach to the Frankston Railway Station turned up, but I find that the Shire Engineer in October 1916 estimated the cost of the work to be carried out on the railway property at £140, and as the expenditure entailed would still run into this amount at

least. I regret that the Commissioners cannot see their way, in the present condition of the finances, to authorise the performance of the work. Yours faithfully, C. E. Norman. Chairman *** A PARTY of 190 Australian sailors, all of whom had been afloat on war service with the Grand Fleet, had an outing at Frankston on Wednesday, and on their return to Melbourne were entertained at tea at Government House by the Governor-General and Lady Helen Ferguson. Members of the Red Cross Volunteer Motor Corps arranged and organised the outing and provided among them 55 cars for the trip. Before starting for Frankston the sailors were motored in procession through the city where they were accorded many hearty cheers. There were able seamen from the great battleship Australia; sailors who had served on the Sydney and fought in the battle with the Emden; artificers from the Melbourne; signallers and all manner of other naval ratings. It was a jolly, lighthearted gathering, and the men joked and yarned as only sailors on shore leave can do. *** AT the annual meeting of the Frankston Mechanics’, the secretary stated that the committee had been presented with an enlarged photograph of two Frankston soldiers, Arthur and Geoff Bolger,

the former being one of the first Frankston soldiers to make the supreme sacrifice. On the motion of Dr Plowman and Mr W. W. Young, it was decided to accept the photo with thanks and to hang it in the library. It was also decided to accept any other enlargements of district soldiers, but it is asked that anyone sending in a photo should first consult the secretary, so that frames of a uniform size and design could be obtained. *** A VERY successful concert, in aid of the Methodist Church funds, was held in the Mechanics’ institute on Wednesday night Jan 30th. There was a large attendance and a splendid program was given. Miss D Overton acted as accompanist and was served the special vote of thanks for her services. Rev Tonkin presided. The stage was very tastefully decorated with scarlet flowering gum, by Mrs Fred Thornell. *** SIR Robert Philp, an ex-Premier of Queensland, who is at present in Sydney, holds decided opinions on the desirability of instituting meatless days in Australia. His intimate knowledge of the pastoral industry, in which his interests are considerable entitles his opinions on the subject to consideration. “If we are sincere in our desire to prosecute the war” he said on Monday. “and help the British Government people and soldiers, we can

surely sacrifice meat on two days a week and thus enable millions of fighters to be fed. There is not a pound of beef left in the stores in Queensland. *** KANAKOOK Creek. The President of the Shire (Cr Oates) is, by request, calling a meeting of residents to consider what further steps can be taken to improve this unsightly and evil looking stream. From indications this meeting being called at a time of the year, when property owners in the vicinity are more in evidence, and can attend meetings to back up the more local efforts at a minimum of inconvenience promises to be well attended and bear fruit, for property owners close to the creek have awakened to the fact that if we are to go on waiting for the Government who are responsible for its condition, to “do something” their hopes will be dashed to the ground summarily. *** TO THE EDITOR. Dear Sir— Was a destructive tornado expected to visit Frankston on Friday evening of last week Thoughts of such a happening must have been in the minds of the Frankston business people who failed to attend the public meeting, called by the Shire President Cr W. J. Oates, in response to the directive of the Government of Australia *** From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 9 February 1918


The Involuntary Quest for Unreasonable Modesty By Stuart McCullough JUST. I heard the word skip out over my lips as I ordered coffee. ‘I’ll just have a flat white’. Why did I do that? It was as though I was trying to convince the barista that my needs are simple and that my order should be granted. Capitalism doesn’t work like that. I could have ordered a macchiato made of magic beans hand picked by the Dalai Lama, sprinkled with a light dusting of unicorn tears if it’d taken my fancy – no one would care less. There’s no need for such unprovoked modesty. I don’t need to downplay my order. I have no idea what I was trying to prove. Perhaps I was trying to tell all within earshot that I am inherently reasonable person. I could have ordered fruit toast dipped in raw egg before demanding that it be served to me on a silver platter. But no, I am not the kind of person that goes in for such shenanigans. I’ll just have flat white. To back that up the inherently fair nature of my demand, I then stood out of the way whilst other people placed their order, careful to look completely relaxed even if, in real life, I more likely to turn into a pillar of salt than I am to be anything remotely resembling relaxed. Or maybe I’m trying to embarrass the person who just preceded me. He or she probably ordered take away coffees for everyone in their office, necessitating cardboard trays and a production line that would put Henry Ford to shame. Ordering a large number of take away coffees to give to pretty much everyone you’ve ever met is really the beverage equivalent


of scalping. And, just like any other form of scalping, it ought to be illegal. Frankly, if you order anything from a café that you can’t carry in your own two hands, you ought to be detained for questioning. Then again, I might be jealous. I’ve never been entrusted with anything as important as someone else’s coffee

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order. In fact, I’ve never experienced first hand the sacred bond that develops between coffee courier and recipient. The joy, the fulfilment, the ability to get high quality coffee without the inconvenience of leaving your desk – these are things I can only dream about. Deep down, this lack of fulfilment could be the

reason that, subconsciously, I tried to pour cold water and, possibly, warm frothy milk all over the dreams of the person standing in front of me. This is a concern. If my subconscious is capable of such petty behaviour, goodness knows what else it gets up to when my back is turned. For all I know, I ordered, ‘just’ a flat white whilst staring at the person who’d ordered before me, my eyebrow arched in condemnation as if to add, ‘unlike some people’. My subconscious is mean, petty and unpredictable. It’s probably off somewhere, breaking into parked cars as we speak. If I had my way, my subconscious would be placed under permanent house arrest, unable to move more than fifty metres from the front door, preferably with one of those surveillance anklets attached to it. But for all the trouble my subconscious might cause, I can’t entirely dismiss the possibility that it’s trying to tell me something important. It’s possible that I’m adding the word ‘just’ to my order because, in the deep recesses of my mind, I don’t think I’m entitled to anything more. Maybe it’s not modesty but a sense of being somehow undeserving that’s making me use the word ‘just’. This is a truly disturbing possibility. But in many ways, these are the small bargains that we make with ourselves. We grant ourselves permission to get coffee but draw a firm and resolute line to ensure that things don’t get out of hand. It’s an odd instinct but one, I feel, that is deeply ingrained in many of us. Put simply, it calls for serious overcorrection.

Next time I roll into the café, it will be with an entirely different attitude. In fact, I won’t be walking, I’ll be strutting. And I won’t be ordering as quickly as possible before standing unobtrusively to the side. No way. I’m going to turn my order into an event. Forget modesty. I’m going dominate the register like a gangsta rapper, ordering coffee, fruit toast in a fur-lined paper bag and Goji-berry smoothies for me and my entire entourage. And rather than step away to melt into some obscure corner, I’m going to go the full ‘mic-drop’. In fact, instead of an imaginary microphone, I might even bring the real thing. Just to be sure. And a t-shirt cannon. I’m not sure what the ethics of discharging a t-shirt cannon in a relatively confined space are, but it’s important to me that I ‘go large’ from here on in and don’t let my own sense of modesty hold me back. It’s time to go all out. Suddenly, I hear the sound of my own name. It seems my take away flat white is ready. Carefully, I edge my way through the crowd before extending my hand and taking my cup from the barista. I hold it aloft like a trophy as I shuffle towards the front door. It occurs to me that I don’t really need anything else. I don’t need fruit toast or Goji berry smoothies. I certainly don’t need to make the person before me feel bad for their order, even if it is somewhat elaborate in nature. All I need is a good cup of coffee. It’s enough to get me through the day. Just.


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PIER STREET SET TO PARTY! By Melissa Walsh The Pier Street Party is officially set to shake up Melbourne’s outer suburbs once again on February 24, 2018. For the second year running, the outdoor festival will be jam-packed with incredible music and summertime fun for all. Headlining the street party will be Sydney hip hop superstars Thundamentals, with support from a heap of Aussie legends - Art vs Science, Gyroscope, The Getaway Plan, Rackett and Jesswar. Held outside The Pelly Bar & Pier Bandroom in Frankston, this epic street party will be the talk of the summer. Bringing the local community and music fans together for such an unmissable lineup, The Pier Street Party is guaranteed to set the example for Aussie summer festivals to come. Frankston City Mayor Colin Hampton is thrilled to play host, saying, “Frankston City is ready to rock as the Pier Street Party prepares for its second year. Council is delighted that our city will be

hosting world class acts at this fantastic event for the community and visitors to enjoy.” And Jeswon from Thundamentals is amped to get in on the fun, enthusing, “VIC, we coming for yiiieeew!!! Looking forward to playing The Pier Street Party in Frankston next February!! Plenty of dope acts bringin the fuego to ya ear holes, come thruuuu!” Thundamentals have had an absolute corker of a year, with the release of their fourth studio album Everyone We Know and the newly announced Decade Of

The Thundakat national tour, plus a massive festival run scheduled for this summer, and Tuka explains they are rapt to be the headline act for this years Pier Street Party. “I originally grew up in the Blue Mountains but have been based in Sydney a long time. We have never played in Frankston before love Victoria and we are thrilled and honored to be asked to do this,” said Tuka, from a band that has recently had two songs feature in the Triple J’s Hottest 100, one of which was in the top 10. “We released a record

called Everyone we Know last year and each song represents a different person in our life and we transfer that onto our set this week. We celebrate our 10th anniversary of touring this year and this got immersed in that so we will definitely be bringing some special guests along, its kind of transferrable a lot of people have felt the feeling of mourning or loss or insecurities and we try to cover the human experience, to find that reference point for everyone and celebrate difference but also talk about the narratives that we share,” he said. “Hip hop is this beautiful mirror that gets thrown on society, I think it is misunderstood sometimes but for us it is about friendship first and foremost and social commentary and what we see in Australian society.” Tuka says it has been an evolving process as the last decade has shown. “You do that for long enough and eventually you work through all your personal

conditioning and you start to look out more and more, and find that our stories are more important than my story,” said the man who grew up in an alternative community in the Blue Mountains. “I guess we have always been a little left of centre and community minded. The intention of our music is to open people up and so it is a big conversation about love, life and social issues. People that practice the art of hip hop will always have a social conscience, sometimes they might not be aware of it but that’s what the practice is. We are not trying to be activists we are just musicians but you cant deny the social issues.” Thundamentals will be playing a whole range of tracks at the Pier Street Festival, sure to inspire likeminded people of all ages. Art vs Science will also be smashing through their latest single Wickoo and some older fan faves. Gyroscope will be right there alongside them ahead of

their 2018 national tour playing their first studio recording since 2010 – their new double A-side Crooked Thought and hits from albums past. In just one year, loud and experimental pop-punkers, Rackett have gone from virtual anonymity to playing major theatres and festivals throughout Aus, making waves with their debut EP Ready or Not. The Getaway Plan had a busy year on the road, supporting Alexisonfire and recently wrapping a national tour of their own. And independent Brisbane-based hip hop artist Jesswar will bring her touring chops to the stage, having been busy sharing stages with 360, Tkay Maidza and Allday. Masterminded to bring the community together to enjoy a day of world class music; The Pier Street Party team have put together a killer lineup at a very accessible price point for punters. The ticket presale kicks off on Wednesday December 6 at 12PM offering early-birds a chance to nab their tickets for just $55 including GST + booking fees.

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12 February 2018



Medibank Parkrun comes to Rosebud with a firm belief that it is important to showcase our area as well as creating a fun way to maintain health and community. “The Medibank Free + Active program is allowing us to launch a parkrun in Rosebud which aims to tackle inactivity and support community connection through free, social, community-based activities. Parkrun is a free, weekly, timed 5km run or walk that will take place on the Rosebud foreshore, opposite Rosebud Parade on Saturday February 17,” said Mr Crawford. “It is suitable for those from babies to 70 year olds and we invite parents with strollers, teenagers, children and adults of any age to join us. No matter your age or fitness level, parkrun is for everyone, so get your runners ready.” Medibank Free + Active is bringing parkrun to the Rosebud Foreshore, Rosebud Parade, Rosebud, as of Saturday February 17. To register interest to attend the inaugural Rosebud parkrun, locals can head to

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Doggies’ quicks need to step up PROVINCIAL

By IT Gully MORNINGTON’S bowlers will need to bring everything and more to Baxter Park this Saturday when it tries to defend 122 against Baxter in MPCA Provincial Cricket. The Doggies won the toss and elected to bat at Wayne Landry Reserve and things didn’t start well when Doggies skipper Sam Wiese was trapped

leg before by Dale Irving for five. This dismissal caused general rot throughout Mornington’s innings with Charlie Parker the only batsman making a solid contribution with 34. The Brittain brothers were at their best with the ball for Baxter, Chris snaring 3/25 from 16 overs while Ben helped himself to 3/25 off 11 overs. Baxter faced the final ten overs off the day and will resume this week 0/8. Langwarrin has again put itself

in an excellent position after the first day’s play against Pearcedale. Whilst losing its first two wickets for just 18 runs, the Kangas were able to settle and put together a more than competitive score of 219. Matt Prosser was again amongst the runs scoring 89 while Travis Campbell hit 52 and Jake Prosser 34. Pearcedale opening bowler Chris Dew was the standout snaring 5/59 from 29 overs.

Sorrento had plenty of reason to get excited against Mt Eliza at Wooralla Drive after bowling them out for 117. Chathupama Gunasinghe was the destroyer for the Sorras with 6/29 from 20.1 overs. Facing the final nine overs of the day the Sorras needed to hold firm. Unfortunately, both openers including Bobby Wilson were sent packing leaving the visitors needing 102

Ridge hunt victory PENINSULA

By IT Gully MAIN Ridge has made its intentions well and truly clear in its round 12 MPCA Peninsula Cricket clash against Mooroduc. Moorooduc won the toss and elected to bat but lasted just 25 overs as Luke Collins (3/15) and Gareth Wyatt (4/7) tore through the Duck’s batting line up. Nick Williams top scored for the Ducks with 13. Main Ridge came out swinging in their first innings with Wyatt scoring 55 and Shaun Foster hitting 43 before declaring at 7/141. With 19 overs left in the day Main Ridge was able to pick up 3/64 leaving the Ducks with 40 runs to pick up before making the Ridge bat again. Long Island has a heap of work to do with the bat when it tries to chase down Delacombe Park’s 247. The Parkers made an immediate impression after winning the toss, Nick Christides belting six balls over the rope

for his total of 65. While Joel Malcolm belted 77. Stuart Swift was the pick of the Islander’s bowlers with 5/71. Pines is in a world of pain against Somerville despite chasing just 174. The Piners had the Eagles reeling at 4/39 before Leigh Lowry (35) and Jayde Herrick (48) resurrected the Eagles innings. Nick Wilcox, Luke Bartlett and Harley Parker all picked up three wickets each for Pines. Facing the final seven overs for the day Pines lost 3/20, Sean Parker snaring two. Red Hill seems to be in a commanding position against Flinders after the first day of play. The Sharks batted first and were bowled out for 174 in 72.1 overs. Skipper Neil Barfuss top scored with 58 while Blake Hogan-Keogh hit 31, including 6 boundaries. In reply, Red Hill scored 0/20 giving it just 151 runs required for victory.

Feast of wickets fall DISTRICT

Smashing it: Peninsula Old Boys on top against Crib Point in Provincial match. Picture: Andrew Hurst

Boneo with work to do SUB-DISTRICT

By IT Gully BONEO will need to be its absolute best with bat in hand this Saturday when it sets out its run chase of 271 against Dromana in MPCA Sub District cricket. Dromana lost the toss but took advantage of getting out in the middle lasting 9/270 in 80 overs. Blake Pappas has been a revelation since crossing from District opening the Dromana innings with 83. The middle order also fired, Jack Fowler the best of them with 35, while Ben Bradley-Bridge scored 32. The Pandas certainly have their work cut out for them this week. Likewise, Skye has some work to do against Carrum Downs after the Cougars scored 9/253. Michael O’Driscoll top scored for the Cougars with 51 while Jordy Watters helped himself to 40. Anthony Craddock was the pick of the Skye bowlers with 4/58. Carrum is just 115 runs shy of victory against Ballam Park. The Knights were bowled out for 157 with David Cross top scoring with 28 and Gabriel Lawrence and Jake Williams each scoring 26. Brett Moulten was the best of the Lions’ bowlers with 4/51. In reply, the Lion’s are 0/43 wit Zach Dent unbeaten on 26. Frankston YCW will need 205 for victory against Tootgarook. The Frogs scored 204 in its allotted 80 overs. Rob French top scoring with 48, Tod Harnett scoring 42 and Corey DeBruyn 28. Balnarring needs just 35 runs to beat Tyabb. Although Balnarring at stumps were 5/80 they are only chasing Tyabb’s first innings score of 114.


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runs for victory with eight wickets in hand. In the final match in Provincial Cricket Peninsula Old Boys are in the box seat to beat Crib Point. My prediction is a POB outright victory. The old boys batted first and made 212, Dylan O’Malley top scored with 47, while Tommy La Brooy hit 32 and Wade Pelzer scored 31. In reply, the Magpies will resume at 1/6.

Misery inflicted: Baden Powell bowlers and fielders up and about against Baden Powell. Picture: Andrew Hurst

By IT Gully HASTINGS and Seaford Tigers are in embattled in an enthralling MPCA District clash after an amazing 23 wickets fell on the opening day. The Blues batted first after winning the toss but were run through by a locomotive as they were rolled for 90 in just 37.5 overs. Mitch Floyd was run out on twenty-seven while Nathan Hunt opened with 20. Jack Brooking was the best of the Tigers bowlers with 5/25. No doubt fancying their chances the Tigers attacked hard early before losing 3/6 and eventually being bowled out for 68 off 21.4 overs. Leading by 22, Hastings faced the final 20 overs of the day and will resume this weekend at 3/35, an overall lead of 57. Baden Powell is in the perfect position to inflict more misery on Rosebud in their clash at Overport. Baden Powell sent Rosebud into bat and it paid-off despite a 58-run opening stand between Danny Heylbut and Pete Doughty. After being 0/58 Rosebud finished all out for 109. Baden Powell’s skipper Craig Entwistle was sensational with the ball, picking up a staggering 9/25 from 18.5 overs. The Braves faced the final twentyfive overs of the day losing just one wicket along the way and will resume this weekend at 1/62. The match between Seaford and Mt Martha saw 17 wickets fall on the opening day. Seaford batted first and were bowled out for 126 before ripping through The Red’s batting line-up and seeing them slump to 7/29. In the final game, Rye will need to be at their best with the bat in an effort to match Heatherhill’s 9/222. Brett Maxwell and Jake Theobold were outstanding for the Hills in the lower order, scoring 66 and 46 respectively. Heatherhill declared its innings and had the final three overs of the day at the Demons. Rye will resume this week at 0/7.


Heart pulls out, Langy gets Goulding SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie ROSEBUD Heart dropped a bombshell last week when it told Football Federation Victoria it will not field a senior team in State 4 South this year. The decision to quit FFV after just three seasons of senior competition has stunned the local soccer community but the club was left with no choice due to a lack of players. “The big issue we had with FFV was fielding both seniors and reserves,” Heart president Tracy Riley said. “We had enough players for one team but not for two teams. “We had some players who were playing with Rosebud soccer club (in the Bayside League) on the Sunday and for us in the FFV on a Saturday and now that Rosebud has gone into FFV they can’t play in both teams so we’ve lost players because of that. “You obviously know about Dave Greening moving then there were other players who decided to hang up their boots so we decided that what we do well is juniors and that will be our focus.” But Riley and Heart have not completely abandoned the idea of fielding seniors and reserves down the track. “Our new junior home ground is at Boneo Reserve and that will accommodate juniors and seniors,” Riley added. “We’ve spoken to FFV and they are happy to welcome us back. “The feedback we have received is that we will be able to go back into State Leagues and won’t have to go into the Metro Leagues.” Heart was the brainchild of Ray Vaughan, David Greening and Neil Herd. Vaughan now lives in Ireland while ace striker Greening switched to Somerville Eagles late last year as player-coach and Herd had joined Somerville the previous year. Vaughan was the club’s inaugural coach in 2015 and Heart missed out on promotion in the last match of that season but the club will always be remembered for its history-making 2016 season under head coach Scott Morrison in which it won every league game. Morrison stepped down at the end of last season to concentrate on family life and he left a gaping hole in the senior structure that was never filled. “Our juniors looked up to a lot of people at the senior club and to see them walk away irrespective of their reasons was not a pleasant thing,” Riley said. “But we’ll soldier on and we’ll concentrate on making our juniors the very best we can. “Our aim is to bring our juniors through the ranks and establish a strong and committed senior team. “What has happened is not ideal but all we can do is move forward and work for a future senior team.” Heart’s withdrawal was met with dismay by local rival Baxter. “I was shocked that a team could go through undefeated only a couple of seasons ago and now struggles to field a team,” Baxter boss Francis

Classy Cody: Queenslander Cody Eszes (left) has been promoted to Langwarrin’s senior squad and is pictured here against Mornington ace Sammy Orritt. Picture: Gemma Sliz

Beck said. “I really feel for the club and will miss the great onfield rivalry we had. These were games both clubs always looked forward to.” Heart’s decision forced FFV to restructure a number of leagues and last Friday the federation announced that Monash Uni would fill the State 4 South vacancy. In other news, there has been a flurry of activity at Langwarrin as the club has been busy finalising its senior squad ahead of its NPL2 season opener on Saturday away to Box Hill United. The Lawton Park outfit has beaten four rivals to the signature of defender or midfielder Callum Goulding from Melbourne Victory. Goulding, 20, is a former Langy, Peninsula Strikers and Mornington junior who lives in Mount Martha and has come through FFV’s National Training Centre program. He was on the bench for Victory’s friendly with Italian giant Juventus at the MCG in 2016 and scored in Victory’s 3-0 pre-season victory over Port Melbourne Sharks in July last year. Long-serving Langy gaffer Gus Macleod has also signed Queensland striker Matt Heath and elevated boom teenager Cody Eszes to the senior squad. Heath, 27, was recommended by former Langy coach Terry Kirkham who coached the prolific scorer at Olympic FC in the Queensland NPL in 2016 and 2017. “Matt scored 14 goals in the first half of last season before I stopped him playing due to the start of osteitis pubis,” Kirkham said. “He has had a lot of time off now under medical

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supervision so hopefully he’ll come back strong and continue where he left off last year. “Matt spent 10 years at Olympic and I am ecstatic that Greg Kilner (Langwarrin’s main sponsor) contacted me and he and Gus have taken my advice to give Matt a chance to go to Melbourne and play football at Langy.” Eszes, 17, came to Melbourne last October with his brother Ayden and Josh Mulla, all teammates at Cairns-based Leichhardt Lions FC, and the trio trialled successfully with Langy’s under-20s squad. Ironically Cody Eszes was on Box Hill United’s radar and had also attracted interest from Dandenong Thunder, Altona Magic and Sydney United. He produced a series of fine performances recently during the Australian schoolboys’ overseas tour and some excellent cameo appearances in Langy’s pre-season practice games triggered his promotion. Macleod has finalised his senior squad and will lodge the names of 21 players with FFV this week. There are 10 newcomers and they are listed below with their previous club in brackets: GOALKEEPERS: Robbie Acs, Josh Dorron (Ballarat). DEFENDERS: Luke Burgess (Whittlesea Ranges), Dylan Kilner, Andy McIntyre, Andy McLean (Eltham Redbacks), Viktor Medini (Dandenong Thunder), Callum Goulding (Melbourne Victory). MIDFIELDERS: Lewis Foster, Jonathan Guthrie, Mat Luak, Boris Ovcin, Paul Speed, Sergio Yanez. FORWARDS: Liam Baxter, Sam Klepac (Mooroolbark), John Kuol (Morwell Pegasus), Nabil Mozaffaruddin, Esmael Zaheri (Port Melbourne

Sharks), Cody Eszes (Leichhardt Lions FC), Matt Heath (Olympic FC). In State 1 South-East news Mornington lost 4-1 to NPL giant Bentleigh Greens at Kingston Heath Soccer Complex on Saturday morning but it was an invaluable hitout for Adam Jamieson’s charges. One of the triallists used by Jamieson was leftsided Scottish import Alexander White. The 25-year-old was on Dundee United’s books as a youth player and has played in the US on a scholarship with Carson Newman University in Tennessee. White only arrived from Glasgow the day before the game. Another triallist was a striker who came off the bench and whose second-half display was stunning. His trickery and control enabled him to score Mornington’s only goal while his pace and guile were too much for the home side’s defence and he beat opponents at will. The club won’t release his name at this stage but if it can clinch his signature it can lay claim to having the most potent attack in the State Leagues. In State 2 South-East news Matty Morris-Thomas looks almost certain to head back home and sign for another stint with Frankston Pines. The gifted playmaker made his name at Monterey Reserve before spells at Casey Comets, Mornington, Peninsula Strikers and Seaford United. Another Seaford United star, striker Mitch Landers, came on in the second half and scored in Pines’ 5-3 home loss to Springvale White Eagles’ under-20s last weekend. Pines’ boss Paul Williams saw merit in the display. “Although the first half wasn’t up to the standards we have set ourselves I was very happy with the impact from the bench in the second half which showed why it’s important to have a strong squad,” said Williams. “Young Liam McLure was impressive in midfield and made us tick so I’m excited about his development this season.” McLure is an ex-Peninsula Strikers junior, Box Hill United under-20s best and fairest winner and was part of Langwarrin’s championship-winning reserves squad last year. State 3 South-East outfit Skye United thumped Croydon 6-0 on Saturday. Mitch Blake (2), Caleb Nicholes, Daniel Attard, Mark O’Connor and Langy triallist Gerald Lawler were the scorers. Chris Driver played for Skye and strolled through his sweeper’s role in the first half before playing wide left in the second period. Skye senior coach Billy Armour has been in Scotland attending his father’s 80th birthday party but arrived back in Melbourne late on Saturday night. Assistant coach Billy Rae has been deputising for Armour.

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Juniors hit Australian Open By Ben Triandafillou MORNINGTON Tennis Club junior players were front and centre at this year’s Australian Open as they hit the tennis courts to showcase their hidden talents. Elite Tennis Academy coaches Kate Antosik and Hanna Wilson took a group of 20 juniors from the ANZ Hot Shots League to the Open to have a hit on one of the outside courts on Wednesday 17 January. The juniors showed their skill on the court prior to the round two match-up between Andres Seppi and Yoshihito Nishioka with one lucky player, Oliver Priest, also being chosen to toss the coin for the match. Priest was selected by the coaches to be the person for the job as he had been awarded the player of the season in the Hot Shots League for the final term last year. The following week, some of the Mornington Tennis Club juniors returned to the Australian Open to compete in the ANZ Hot Shots Match Play Challenge where they were encouraged to engage in team spirit with an overall prize for best dressed. A green ball team consisting of Oliver Priest and Daisy Shannon - as well as an orange ball team consisting of Eli Campbell, Jude Shannon

and Lachlan Donnelley - represented the Elite Tennis Academy at the competition on Friday 26 January. The juniors embraced the Australia Day theme and “dressed to impress” with massive green and yellow sombreros and Australian flag sunglasses to win the best-dressed award which was presented to them by Tennis Australia. The juniors, who were chosen by the club for winning the Hot Shots League in the final term at Mornington, played doubles and singles matches at the challenge and were very competitive having won half of their matches on the day. The teams also got a behind the scenes tour of Melbourne Park which included a walk down the champions’ tunnel into Rod Laver Arena as well as visiting the players’ cafe. Mornington Elite Tennis Academy director Kate Antosik said all the players loved the experience and the opportunity to attend the days. “We are very thankful for the opportunities provided to us by Tennis Australia to have ETA involved at the Australian Open,” she said. “It’s a great experience for our players and a reward for all of their hard work and commitment to their lessons and leagues.”

Lucky junior: Mornington Tennis Club junior Oliver Priest was chosen for the coin toss between Andres Seppi and Yoshihito Nishioka. Picture: Supplied

Schonewille chips through three-way playoff By Ben Triandafillou ROSEBUD Country Club member Andrew Schonewille has secured his spot on the PGA Tour Series- China after winning a three-way playoff for the 15th and final card on Sunday 4 February. After sitting down with his coaches and planning out his year ahead, Schonewille decided to target the four-day Qualifiers at Mission Hills in Haikou on the Chinese Island of Hainan. Schonewille finished one over the card (73/70/70/76/289) to tie for 15th on the final day with fellow Australian Corey Hale and Singapore golfer Joshua Shou to head into a three-way playoff for the final spot on the series. All three players parred the first hole of the playoff before Shou made a bogey on the second to drop out. Both of the Aussies scored a par with Schonewille sinking a 20-foot putt. On the third and final playoff hole, Schonewille landed a birdie to secure his place on the tour while Hale missed out scoring a par.

Schonewille said the conditions were different to what he was used to but is stoked that he is able to continue to play golf for a living. “The sun wasn’t there for the play-off so it was definitely different playing under the lights,” he said. “I’m more relieved than anything to win the play-off as I have now pretty much got a job and can play golf and have four round tournaments to play in throughout the year. “My confidence had been quite low as of late as I haven’t done much over the last four or five months and nothing really went my way at the Australian Tour School at the end of last year.” Schonewille said that the highs and lows since joining the professional ranks this time last year have made him a better all-round golfer. “I think I’ve matured a lot since last year,” he said. Delayed celebration: RCC member Andrew Schonewille wins the three-way playoff for the final card to the PGA Tour Series-China. Picture: Supplied

Noonan racing in flying form MORNINGTON-based horse trainer Tony Noonan has struck a purple patch of form to start the year with five winners from his last 10 runners. Noonan saddled up his four-year-old gelding Manolo Blahniq at Caulfield on Saturday 3 February and started what became a three-start winning streak. Manolo Blahniq raced away with a 2.8 length victory in the $100,000 benchmark 84 before Mr Optimistic comfortably won at Sale the following day for the Mornington trainer. The four-year-old gelding Steel of Madrid then made it three in a row for Noonan two days later, with his son, Jake, guiding him to the winning post for another dominant victory. Trainer Tony Noonan said he hasn’t changed much around the stable but


rather that his horses are feeling better within themselves that is making the biggest difference. “Overall the horses are just happy,” Noonan said. “They’re just at a really good spot and have really matured well. You obviously have to have horses with ability to win races but if you have them sound and feeling good you give yourself a better chance.” “He’s [Steel of Madrid] a perfect example of horses taking time to mature. Sometimes horses can have growing pain and sometimes struggle but he has really found his form and his confidence is high. “We have good staff and a good group of people involved with us and the stable is just full of enthusiasm

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and so are the horses.” Tony Noonan said that his son, Jake Noonan, is also making a difference as he has been riding a lot of the work and takes the majority of the race rides. “It’s definitely a positive to have him because he knows how his father trains and he works them and has a good knowledge of the horses,” Tony Noonan said. “He’s in good form at the moment and its clearly paying off for us.” Jake Noonan has ridden four of Tony’s last five winners. Ben Triandafillou

Kicking clear: Jockey Ben Allen rides Manolo Blahniq to victory at Caulfield. Picture: Supplied

“I got off to a really good start last year and I think I was a little immature with how I handled it all but because I have been struggling over the last five months or so I feel like have matured a lot and have been able to hold myself better as a professional.” “Everyone goes through those lows and I haven’t completely come through it yet but I think I have taken a forward step in the right direction and hopefully it’s upwards from here.” Schonewille believes the tour will be more competitive than what he has played recently with a lot of the players competing to make it onto the Tour. “The top five in the order of merit [for the PGA Tour Series-China] will then make it onto the Tour which is the tour under the US PGA. It’s the incentive that the US and Australian guys go to do,” he said. Schonewille will now prepare for his trip back over to China with the PGA TOUR Series-China resuming in March.

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