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FRANKSTON artist Bronwyn Kidd is exhibiting her photography at the Frankston Arts Centre until the end of this month. Ms Kidd’s (pictured) exhibition #STYLE runs until 22 January. The exhibition displays two decades of fashion photography. Prints of Ms Kidd’s work are available for purchase. Entry is free. The exhibition is open from 11am to 4pm. Picture: Supplied

Virus exposure sites at shopping centre Brodie Cowburn brodie@baysidenews.com.au TWO stores at Bayside Shopping Centre have been listed as COVID-19 exposure sites. The Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed that a positive COVID-19 case shopped at the centre on 31 December. The person shopped at TK Maxx

from 2pm to 3pm, and at Ishka from 3pm to 3.15pm. Anyone who also visited one of those shops is being asked by the DHHS to monitor for coronavirus symptoms, and get tested if they develop. Anyone receiving a COVID-19 test must isolate until a negative result comes back. The DHHS says that those locations are not a current risk to the public, and can be visited in line with current re-

strictions. Victoria’s long streak of days with no new virus cases was broken on 30 December. Three positive cases were recorded in Mitcham, Hallam, and Mentone. Drive through and walk in COVID-19 testing is available at Frankston Hospital each day from 8.30am to 6pm. On 8 January, Peninsula Health released a statement saying “due to an

IT outage impacting our pathology provider, there has been a delay to the notification of COVID-19 test results. We understand this may have meant some people will have been in isolation longer than necessary.” “Our pathology provider is working hard to rectify the problem and provide your result to you as soon as possible. Please continue to isolate at home until you return a negative result.”

As of 11 January there are still zero active recorded COVID-19 cases in the Frankston municipality. Neighbouring local government areas Kingston and Casey have both reported active cases again though, with five and two respectively. For a full list of COVID-19 exposure sites in Victoria visit www.dhhs.vic. gov.au/case-locations-and-outbreaks Continued page 3














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Tenant found for Yacht Club building WORK is underway to fit out the ground floor of the trouble-plagued Frankston Yacht Club building for a cafe. The bottom floor of the building has been leased from council by Brendan Theobald and John O’Halloran. Mr Theobald said “it is all about the view and watching the sun set over the bay, seeing the sail boats go by and enjoying simple food in a way we haven’t been able to do it before. A venue looking over the water from right on the sand is long overdue in Frankston and we hope it will catch on. We love the idea of creating a precinct down here. “There’s still a bit of work to do but we’re hoping to open around April next year and by September we should be running seamlessly and ready for a busy summer. When you see the umbrellas out on the deck, you will know we’ve opened so come and check it out.” Oliver’s Corner cafe is expected to be open year-round. Since its completion in 2016, the building has been causing headaches for council. Upwards of $11 million of ratepayer’s money has been spent on works at the building, with another $1.5 million allocated towards it in the 2020/2021 budget. In 2019, combustible cladding was identified in the building and negotiations to lease out the bottom floor fell apart (“More trouble for Yacht Club building”, The Times, 2/9/19). Frankston councillor Brad Hill said “everyone at council is so excited to see it all coming together. I’ll definitely be here on opening day.”

BRENDAN Theobald, Cr Brad Hill, and John O’Halloran at the Frankston Yacht Club site. Picture: Supplied

More cash for COVID recovery Continued from page 1 At their last meeting of 2020, Frankston councillors agreed to top up their COVID-19 relief and recovery package. An additional $255,000 of ratepayer funding has been put towards emergency backup and support for

THE COVID-19 testing clinic at Frankston Hospital. Picture: Peninsula Health

Community Support Frankston. Another $3500 was allocated towards donation drop off activity for the organisation’s Christmas appeal. At the same meeting, council also voted to reallocate $200,000 of “identified savings” from its capital works projects for this financial year. $103,000 has been assigned towards Peninsula Community Legal for “advocacy and legal services for family violence and tenant’s rights”, $47,000 to the Frankston Charitable Fund to “support grant allocations”, and $50,000 to “top up existing grants to attract businesses to operate long term vacant shop fronts in the municipality”. Crs Asker, Baker, Bolam, Conroy, Harvey, Hill and Tayler voted for the payments, while Crs Liam Hughes and Steven Hughes opposed.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS CALENDAR Sponsored by Frankston Arts Centre

Although these events and support groups are not meeting due to the COVID 19 virus, this page still contains the email or phone contacts for these important services. U3A Frankston Returning to Karingal Place We are returning for limited face to face classes at Karingal Place from 1st February. Enrolments for classes and new members available online from 18th January. Please go to our website u3af.org. au for further information. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Peninsula Activities Group Friendship Club meets every third Friday of each month at Uniting Church Hall, High Street, Frankston. Meet at 10.00 for 10.30 start. After meeting stop and have a cup of coffee/tea and a chat. Contact Joana 9775 2304. Zoom into Permaculture Level 2 Low cost of $50 for 8 online sessions, starts Monday 31/08/20 7pm-9pm, call Langwarrin Community Centre 9789 7653. Lots of information to grow a plentiful veggie garden. Learn while you stay home and stay safe


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Peninsula Women’s Hockey Association Dust off your hockey stick & come and join the PWHA (Peninsula Women’s Hockey Association) who play at Monash University grounds at Frankston throughout the year on a Monday night. Friendly, fun but competitive and a mix of skills and ages range from 13 to 70+. A great way to burn off some of those Covid kilos enjoying affordable outdoor exercise! Contact rebekahkh@hotmail.com to express interest or request a chat/more information. Royal Naval Association, Port Phillip Bay Branch. We are aligned with the Frankston Naval Memorial Club and meet at 11.30 on the Second Sunday of each month at our premises in Langwarrin South for meals, drinks, raffles, presentations, dancing on occasions and the odd video show. We also welcome associate members from the Army and Air Force from both the UK, Australia and elsewhere both married or single. We publish a monthly newsletter circulated by email or snail mail to all members so why not come and join us for good company and a generally good time. Please contact the Branch Secretary, Mike Murphy on mhhart42@gmail.com or 0449 070842 for further details. South End Spirit Basketball The Peninsulas newest community based basketball club South End Spirit is looking for players of all ages to join us in the Chelsea Basketball Competition. Contact Nicola on enquiries@southendspirit.com.au for more info Sequence (Board Game) Looking for people who may be interested in playing Sequence with a group of people. Happy to teach new players. For details call Alan on 0429 429 296

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Try Croquet Est in 1947, The Frankston Croquet Club prides itself on social recreation, healthy activity and friendly competitions. Open Tues, Thurs & Sat. from 9am to 3pm. Equipment supplied, flat soled shoes required. Enquires to Fay 97837340 Little Hands Playgroup Lead by dedicated volunteers, children aged 0-5 years and their parent/carer enjoy free play, craft activities, music, singing and story time. Tuesdays during school term, 10am-12pm, Frankston Forest Baptist Church, 43 Monterey Blvd Frankston North. Details: playgroup@frankstonbaptist.com.au or 9013 0483 Voices of Frankston Choir We welcome new singers to come along and enjoy the friendship and support that this all-inclusive choir provides. We meet every Wednesday morning at 10am at High St Uniting Church Frankston. Lunch is provided. Contact Trudi 0406678261 Family Drug Support – Frankston Non-religious, open meetings for those impacted by someone’s drug and/or alcohol use. Talk/listen in a non-judgemental, safe environment. Wednesday fortnightly, 6pm at Frankston Hospital, 2 Hastings Rd. Meetings are free. Further details phone Chloe 0448 177 083 IBS/FODMAP Sensitives Support and Self-Help Association Suffering bloat, pain, foggy-thinking. Chronic foodrelated gut dysfunction. Food sensitivities. Guidance through self-diagnosis of specific food intolerances, resolution, recipes. Face-face forums, individual, small group sessions. No cost. SASHA 0422 918 074 or 0407 095 760 Family History Melb PC Users Group, Mornington, Family History and DNA. We meet at the Mornington Information Centre every 3rd Monday for Family History and every last Wednesday for DNA (research) Q&A, Information, Presentations. www.melbpc.org.au/ sigs/mornington-peninsula-sig/family-history Contact Colin 0417 103 678 Frankston & District Stamp Club Not sure what to do with your old stamp collection? Come along and meet our friendly club members, always available for help and advice. We meet at 7.00 pm on the third Thursday each month at Belvedere Community Centre, 36 Belvedere Road, Seaford. Enquiries 5995 9783. Southern Sounds Chorus Ladies - want to learn to sing? You’ll make great music and great friends by joining us. No previous experience required. Tues 7pm St Jude’s Primary School hall, Warrandyte Rd, Langwarrin. Call Jennyne for details 0438783475 Angling Club Snapper Point Angling Club is looking for new members. For a short time all joining fees will be waivered so why not come along to one of our monthly meetings, fishing comps or just an excursion. Experience the friendly comradery between like-minded fishos and swap some of those legendary stories. Website spac.org.au or call Russ on 0418320314 Volunteers Wanted Enveco Health is an innovative social enterprise aiming to assist those with mental ill-health live independently in the community and to recover in a supportive non-clinical environment. We’re currently seeking volunteers to get involved in this innovative project. If you would like to know more visit www.enveco.org.au, and send us a message.

Dog Lovers Walking Group Tuesdays at 8:30 am & 9:30 am, also Thursdays at 9:30 am. Join us for friendship, fun and exercise for dogs and owners. At Baxter Park (Near Tennis Courts). Great for puppies. Regular social events as well. Contact Suzanne on 9789 8475 Frankston Parkinson’s Peer Support Group Meets in the Bridget Clancy room at St John of God hospital, from 10 am on the 3rd Monday of each month to listen to speakers, share information and socialise. More info available from Karen 0412 979 902 or Glenys 0437 956 305. National Seniors Australia Frankston branch meets on the last Wed of each month at Francis Xavier Hall, Davey Street, Frankston. We meet at 10 am for a cup of tea or coffee, followed by meeting at 10.30 am. For further info - Marion: 9776 6648. Frankston CWA Looking for members from the age of 10 for our junior group, meets the first Sat per month from 1-30pm and there is also craft on Wed mornings from 9-30am. Details call Jenny: 041051930 Seaford SASH Weight Loss Club Ladies only self-help group. Our ladies are welcoming and encourage each other each week in a non-judgemental way. Weigh-in Tuesday mornings from 8am-10am. Meeting closes approximately 10:30am. St Luke’s Church Hall, 64 William Rd, Carrum Downs. Call Monica Hernandez: 0438 004 058 Frankston North Men’s Forum A forum for food, health and community. First Tuesday of each month, 6:00pm-8:00pm Frankston North Community Centre, 26 Mahogany Avenue, Frankston North. Free hot meal, coffee and tea; chat and chew with like-minded chaps Further details contact Bill on 97862710 East Frankston Over 55s Club 200 Beach St Frankston Mon: Melodies 1pm - 3pm Tues: carpet bowls 12pm - 3pm Wed: 9.30am -11am gentle exercise class, craft/chat group 12pm – 3pm. Rummikub 1pm – 3pm Fri: line dancing 10am – 12pm. Sat: carpet bowls 12pm – 3pm. Sun: bingo from 12.45pm and carpet bowls every 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month Details Pearl 97660290 or Joy 9789 0498 Frankston Food Swap 2nd Saturday of the month at 1pm Swap your excess vegies, homemade foods or seedlings. Kareela Café, 53 Kareela Rd, Frankston Frankston Ladies Probus Meets every second Thursday of the month at 2 Logan St. Frankston. 10am - noon. We have a guest speaker at each meeting. Throughout the month we have lunches, day trips, chat/coffee mornings, etc. Ring Jo for more info. 0400514212 Mornington Peninsula Welsh Ladies Choir Every Sunday 7pm. Join our happy and supportive group of choristers singing in both Welsh and English. You don’t need to be Welsh or speak Welsh. We rehearse in the Uniting Church High St Frankston. Call Helen 0424 719 291 for info about joining, email mpwlc@gmail.com or just come along to a rehearsal and you will be warmly welcomed. Polio Have you or do you know anyone who had polio or is now experiencing after effects of polio? Please come to our support group meeting held at 11am on the second Saturday of each month at the Information Centre, Main St, Mornington. Enquiries: 5981 2540

Frankston Prostate Support Group The support group meets on the last Thursday of each month at 10am in the King Close Community Hall in Frankston North. Men with prostate health issues and their partners are invited to attend the support group for discussion on prostate health issues and some friendly banter. Details: 0407817996 (Gordon) Epilepsy Support Group Meet every 2nd Saturday at St Francis Xavier Parish, 60 Davey St, Frankston from 1pm – 3pm. Further details phone Sue 0407 509 519 or Cris 0437 386 867 Dog Park The Langwarrin Community Centre needs support to allow a purpose-built disabled friendly and fenced Dog Park in Langwarrin. Please support this fully funded dog park project by signing a petition at Langwarrin Community Centre or Harcourt’s Langwarrin. Peninsula Activities Group We welcome visitors to join in outings & trips. Meets in High Street Frankston for a cuppa and nibbles, book future activities and hear a speaker of interest. Joana 9775-2304. Are you a Breast Cancer survivor? If so come and join us for a paddle in our Dragon Boat. We offer 3 ‘come and trys’ before joining our club. The 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at Patterson Lakes, Carrum For fun, fitness and friendship. Call Marilyn 0433 114 338 or Lyndsay 0425 743 455. Alcoholics Anonymous - Mornington Peninsula Do you need help to stop drinking? You’re not alone, contact us now on our 24 hour helpline 1300 880 390 or find a local meeting at www.aatimes.org.au/meetings JP Locations National & International documents inc affadavits, stat decs & cert copies signed FREE of charge at police stations on the Peninsula. Frankston weekdays 10am to 3pm. Carrum Downs: Mondays & Thursdays 5pm to 7pm. Ph: 1300365567. Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society Public Stargazing Hear inspiring talks, view stars, planets, clusters and galaxies through our powerful telescopes at 8pm on the 1st Friday of every month at The Briars dark-sky observatory. Melway ref 151 E1. Bookings are essential. Small fee payable. Details www.mpas.asn. au or phone 0419 253 252. Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/mpas0/ Frankston Masters Athletics Club Meets every Thursday 7pm at Ballam Park Athletics Track, Frankston. Sprints, middle distance and distance events. Come along and join us in a supportive and fun environment. All abilities welcome. Phone Frances 0405 474472

COMMUNITY EVENTS CALENDAR The next Community Event Calendar will be published 9th February 2021 Email your free listing to communityevents@mpnews.com.au by 3rd February 2021

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Wheelchair stolen A WHEELCHAIR was stolen from a woman with an acquired brain injury last month. Police believe that the wheelchair was stolen from an apartment building on Nepean Highway, Frankston, sometime between 9am on 17 December and 10am on 18 December. The 55-year-old owner of the wheelchair was hit by a car late last year, and suffered a brain injury and broken leg. The chair was stolen from behind a locked glass door on the ground level of the building. It has a silver frame, black seat, and no footrest. Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppervic.com.au.

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Alleged assault THREE people were taken to hospital with serious injuries after an alleged assault and attempted aggravated burglary in Cranbourne West. Police say that the three men were approached by a group of eight men outside a house on Push-Pea Way on New Years Eve. After the confrontation, a 48-year-old Cranbourne West man had to be airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries. A 41-year-old Noble Park man and a 30-year-old Narre Warren man also went to hospital with serious injuries. Police later charged a 21-year-old Traralgon man and three Pakenham men aged 19, 21 and 22 with serious assault, aggravated burglary, and affray.

Legs broken A MAN broke both legs after hitting rocks when jumping at The Pillars, Mount Martha, on Boxing Day (Saturday 26 December). A specialist high-angle ropes team from Fire Rescue Victoria was called in to winch the 31-year-old Northcote man up the cliff face about 5.20pm. He was taken by ambulance to Frankston Hospital with “non-life

threatening injuries”. Somerville detectives said the Esplanade was closed for three hours in both directions while the rescue took place.

Twelve arrests at NYE celebrations POLICE worked alongside Mornington Peninsula Shire to promote a no entertainment-no nonsense approach on New Year’s Eve to “reduce any negative impacts of celebrations and ensure the night remains family friendly”. Acting Sergeant Flyn Loughlin, of Rosebud police, said: “As part of Operation Glenelg in excess of 150 police and support personnel from external agencies were involved across the [Mornington Peninsula]. “Traditionally, the night sees a surge in population with significant numbers attending celebrations in the area. “The seasonal increase requires increased police attendance due to our bayside and coastal areas being heavily populated by the foreshore camping community, other holiday makers, and day trippers.” Sergeant Loughlin said seven people were arrested for being drunk in a public place; four for possessing a drug of dependence and one for possessing illegal fireworks. Police are investigating reports of a person being assaulted at Rye. “Overall, we were generally satisfied with how the night unfolded after an extremely tough 2020 for everyone,” he said.




TWO police officers were taken to hospital after being allegedly hit with a car in Seaford, 29 December. Police allege that a 27-year-old woman ran into them with her car in a Ballarto Road fast-food carpark. They say that one was pinned against a wall and the other had their ankle run over. The two officers were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police chased down the car in a pursuit that lasted nearly an hour. The car crashed in Burwood and the driver allegedly fled before being arrested in the yard of a nearby house. The woman was charged with four counts of intentionally exposing an

emergency worker to risk driving, and one count of intentionally causing serious injury, reckless conduct endangering life, and assault related offences. She was remanded to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 30 December.


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Students reach the end of difficult year AFTER a long and anxious wait, Year 12 students have finally received their ATAR scores. It was a year like no other for the class of 2020, but their long journey finally came to an end when their final results were revealed to them on 30 December. Lam Yeung finished at the top of the class at Frankston High School. She received an ATAR score of 95.65. Frankston High School senior campus principal Helen Wilson said “Lam is an outstanding and conscientious student who strives to achieve her best at all times. In my 35 years of teaching, it would be difficult to find a more dedicated student. Lam always completes all learning tasks to a very high standard.” “As her teacher and senior campus principal I have seen how hard Lam works to comprehend and have an understanding of the key knowledge and skills required in her VCE studies. I am inspired by Lam and her ability to overcome difficulties she has had with her understanding of the English language. “As Lam’s education instruction until 2018 was in Cantonese in Hong Kong, she has embraced the opportunities provided and has persevered to learn the English language. When Lam arrived in Melbourne, Australia she was overwhelmed with a new country, new culture and new language. She has worked tirelessly and meticulously to learn the English language – both verbally and in the written form. On top of this, Lam has successfully completed her Year 12 studies during the COVID-19 pandemic and worked tirelessly through both remote learning and on site learning.”

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with our local indigenous community, Historical Society and other environmental friends groups. “Kath was the epitome of community, and her legacy will forever be remembered through the work she did transforming our local environment. Rest in peace, Kath. We will miss you.”

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LAM Yeung with Frankston High School principal John Albiston and 2021 principal Andrew Batchelor. Picture: Supplied

FRANKSTON environmentalist Kathleen Hassell has passed away. Ms Hassell was a four-decade veteran of the Frankston Beach Association. She passed away in her 90s at the end of last year. For her lifetime of work she was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in 2017. In 2000 she was named Frankston’s citizen of the year. Frankston mayor Kris Bolam said “Kath was a remarkable woman who worked tirelessly with FBA over four decades to ensure the preservation of her beloved Frankston Beach and Olivers Hill.” “Always caring, Kath devoted much of her life to volunteering, and often motivated others to get involved. Indeed, Kath was pivotal in connecting like-minded members of the Frankston City community, and supporting them to improve their local area. “Through her time working with the FBA Kath oversaw the planting of countless indigenous plants, and secured Government grants in excess of $200,000. Kath believed in the power of community and working together, having formed lasting relationships

PENINSULA Aquatic Recreation Centre’s school holiday program is up and running. From 11 January to 22 January, 11am to 3pm, activities for kids will run at the swimming centre. Kids will be able to enjoy the inflatable obstacle course, balloon entertainment, water slides, free goody bags, arts and crafts, and prizes. The swimming centre reopened in November after a long closure period during the COVID-19 pandemic. PARC Swim Memberships are still on hold. Casual entry rates apply to visitors. To book a session on the inflatable obstacle course visit parcfrankston. com.au/funparc Making a splash: Young swimmers tackle the inflatable obstacle course at PARC. Picture: Supplied

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Cameras zoom in on speed, phones TWO new speed cameras on the Peninsula Link freeway are zooming in on north and southbound traffic. The cameras, on the Ballarto Road bridge, are instantaneous and point-to-point fixed speed cameras. Also, in the lead up to the cameras being installed, drivers on the freeway were being monitored by specialist cameras designed to detect mobile phone use and “dangerous driving activities”. The cameras in the three-month study, which assessed 200,000 drivers and identified 4000 possible offences in their first four weeks “on the job”, were not set up to fine drivers so no infringements will be issued. Early results showed that about one in every 50 drivers were spotted illegally using a mobile phone in the trial which ended in October. It is not known if the cameras will be perma-

nently installed on Peninsula Link. A spokesperson for the Department of Justice and Community Safety said despite only two cameras operating during stage four coronavirus restrictions, the technology “showed it has the capacity to detect significant numbers of offences where drivers are doing the wrong thing on the road and putting themselves and other road users at risk”. Research conducted by the Monash University Accident Research Centre estimated this new camera technology could prevent 95 casualtycrashes a year. The spokesperson said the state’s traffic camera program was playing a “critical role in changing driver behaviour, preventing road trauma and reducing the number of lives lost on our roads”.   More than 2.2 million cars travel along Peninsula Link every month.

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Adding Aboriginal art to streetscape Mornington Peninsula Shire has collaborated with NBN Co and six Aboriginal groups on a project to wrap 16 NBN street cabinets, or nodes, in art. The project promotes the relationship between the shire and the traditional owners through its arts and culture and reconciliation action plans. The mayor Cr Despi O’Connor said the pieces “beautify the streetscapes and give the First People living on, or visiting the peninsula, visibility as they see their culture proudly on display”. “Art is what shapes us,” she said. “It takes us on a journey of discovery and is an important part of our everyday life. “The project celebrates our First Peoples’ culture and stories, embodies the creativity evident on the Mornington Peninsula and stimulates and enriches community and visitors’ ideas and knowledge. “The 16 artworks show us new ways to connect. We can find meaning in their stories and the communities they represent.” Artist Lionel Lauch, of Living Culture, said his work Grandfather Sun at Mornington was “about healing and positive energy from the rays touching us like a hug”. “My earth paintings educate people about Aboriginal culture and invite people to open their eyes and see what culture is there, all around us.” The artworks are at Rosebud, Dromana, Rye, Mornington, Sorrento, Tootgarook, Hastings, Balnarring, Mount Eliza, Tyabb, Somerville, Flinders and Red Hill. Each has a QR code offering viewers information about the work and the artist.

GUNDITJMARA and Torres Strait Islander artist Lisa Waup, above, from Baluk Arts, with her node artwork “Community”. Picture: Tanya Fry Left: MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire’s senior social planner Aboriginal culture and community development Deborah Mellett with Lionel Lauch, of Living Culture, and the NBN’s general manager partners and performance Sharda Symons.



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Search for work, life balance pays off Keith Platt keith@baysidenews.com.au A GOOD a reporter is one who can, metaphorically, be parachuted into any situation and come away with a good yarn. Tim Baker fits that category and, since making his way as a newspaper reporter, has been able to utilise his skills writing articles and books that allow him to follow a lifestyle that revolves around his passion, surfing. With his latest venture, The Rip Curl Story, Baker demonstrates his reportage skills, but also adopts a narrative that is both entertaining and factual. He knows his subject. The book is basically a biography of the two founders of what has turned into the international Rip Curl empire. In following the lives of Doug “Claw” Warbrick and Brian “Sing Ding” Singer, Baker’s book provides an insight into the emergence of an international industry, a word that few outside of the tent in the 1950s or early 1960s would have applied to surfing. Surfing was seen as a corruptive influence, an outlaw existence that threatened the accepted order of business and life. Its emergence among the younger generation as a force (sometimes for good) arrived at the same time as the social change sweeping the western world on the back of rock ’n’ roll, America’s “invasion” by British bands, hippies and the relative wealth and freedom following two disastrous world wars (Vietnam came later).

SURF brand Rip Curl has further entrenched itself on the Mornington Peninsula since taking over retail spaces at Mornington and Rye previously occupied by Peninsula Surf Centre. The company’s founders, Doug Warbrick and Brian Singer are pictured at the annual legends gettogether before the 2019 Bells Beach surf contest with Rye-based surfboard maker Mick Pierce, left, and Peninsula Surf Centre founder Ted Bainbridge, right. Picture: Keith Platt

Warbrick and Singer were keen to ride this new wave idea of putting lifestyle first, although the necessities of life saw them forced to sometimes take menial jobs to survive. Singer virtually fell into teaching because he knew mathematics and Warbrick came up with the idea of summer pop-up surf shops. They were quick to see the changes being made to surfboard designs (led by Sydney-based shapers) and became agents for several brands, before adopting Rip Curl as a name and brand. The growth of the company is closely tied to the evolution of,

firstly, surfboards and not long after, wetsuits. Both products were required for surfing in Victoria and Torquay, the eventual home of Rip Curl, became synonymous with the lifestyle that grew into a sport. Warbrick and Singer were so adept at recognising and adopting trends and styles that they would appear to be leaders in their field. Quick to see the need to expand their manufacturing of surfboards and wetsuits they rented various properties as either offices or factories, adding to Torquay’s reputation as a base for surf-oriented cottage industries.

Al Green, a one-time Rip Curl partner and the impetus behind making wetsuits, eventually left and branched out into making board shorts and sheepskin products, creating yet another local brand that went international, Quiksilver. The rise and rise of Rip Curl mirrors surfing itself. Surfers, once frowned upon, are now household names, professional sporting stars. The annual Easter Bells Beach surfing contest in 1973 offered prize money at the instigation of Rip Curl after Warbrick had been overseas and seen the way forward. It was Australia’s first professional surfing contest with overseas

competitors. The sponsorship of the contest by Rip Curl remains a key element in the company’s success. At first there was disdain for professionalism and growth of the surfing brands, but the cottage industries had outgrown themselves and were swept along for ride, as if by a tsunami. The Rip Curl Story is more than a book about a surfing company and the two men behind its growth and success, it is a history of surfing, mainly in Australia, with a keen focus on its ties to a once-sleepy coastal Victorian town that is now part of a municipality called the Surf Coast. Times changed and the young men and women who just wanted to be near the surf became the economic backbone of the area. It also presents an opportunity to join the dots on the names and companies (associated with Rip Curl) that have been essential to surfing attaining its status here and overseas. As The Rip Curl Story shows, everything changes and nothing changes, especially when it comes to surfing. The company may have been bought for $350 million in 2019 by New Zealand “specialist outdoor retailer” Kathmandu, but waves are a great leveller. You never know who you’re sitting next to in the line-up. It may be a sponsored surfer, a surf brand mogul or someone who just loves to feel the natural energy of a wave. Go for it. The Rip Curl Story by Tim Baker Penguin Random House Australia RRP $34.99

Halfway point for freeway progress THE state government promises that 13,000 trucks will be removed from local roads after the construction of the Mordialloc Freeway. The project to connect the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and the Dingley Bypass has now passed the halfway point of construction. It is projected to be completed by the end of the year. In an update released at the end of 2020, the state government promised that the new road would remove up to 13,000 trucks from local roads and improve travel times by up to ten minutes in peak hours. Mordialloc MP Tim Richardson said “in a difficult year we’ve seen incredible progress on the Mordi Freeway. This project supports local jobs, will get people home to their

families safer and sooner. We’re getting it done.” The project will see bridges built over Springvale, Governor, Lower Dandenong, Old Dandenong, and Centre Dandenong Roads.

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All aboard for $20 billion rail ride to Rosebud Stephen Taylor steve@baysidenews.com.au AN urban planning graduate and public transport advocate is working hard on his “life’s goal” of reshaping the Mornington Peninsula’s public transport network. Robert Whitehill’s Peninsula Rail Link project, which began in 2012 as a “potential” train line connecting Frankston to Rosebud, has since evolved into planning for improved rail and bus transport services across the peninsula – including upgrading the Stony Point line. Over time, the two-stage project would connect the peninsula to the Melbourne CBD using the Frankston and Cranbourne rail links. “Although the project started as an investigation to see if it was possible for rail to run along the peninsula’s west coast, I found the concept so feasible that I decided it should become a reality and have been pushing for it to happen ever since,” Mr Whitehill said. “With summer seeing a mass exodus onto the peninsula there is always going to be a surge in transport demand that the road network alone can’t handle – an issue the peninsula has to deal with every summer.” Mr Whitehill, who earned a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours) in 2018, says he has presented the idea to numerous politicians from all sides and levels of politics and “piqued the interest of many”. He said Public Transport Victoria described the project as “having merit but being low-priority”. Despite the detail of his planning for

the two-stage project, Mr Whitehill admits his projected costs – $20 billion over 15 years for land acquisition and construction – “may be inaccurate”. The Seaford resident said: “Unfortunately, I don’t have access to proper resources, nor to the people who do, so [my] figures are estimates based on past projects. I estimate acquisition costs for the full project to be $375$885 million before inflation. “The entire Peninsula Rail Link project can be completed in two stages, incorporating other projects already proposed, funded or even those under construction. “Stage 1 (2021-29) overhauls the peninsula’s bus network, upgrades the Frankston and Stony Point lines, and builds a new train line to Rosebud. “Stage 2 (2026-35) sees the line’s services separated from suburban services between Frankston and the city, with the construction of a new Frankston-Cranbourne rail link via Carrum Downs, boosting capacity and reliability for the Rosebud and Stony Point lines.” Mr Whitehill said the new peninsula rail link would run to Rosebud via Dromana, Mount Martha and Baxter. “The proposed line will run the entire length of what remains of the Mornington line, as well as down Nepean Highway,” he said. “A new station would be built at Jetty Road, Rosebud to serve the local area, including Padua College’s Rosebud campus, and take pressure off Rosebud and McCrae stations.” Mr Whitehill says his Peninsula Rail Link would allow commuters to travel from Rosebud or Stony Point

On track: Rosebud and Stony Point trains would meet at Baxter under Robert Whitehill’s transport plan. The town is also a focal point because of the proposed Baxter electrification project. Picture: Yanni

to Melbourne in under 90 minutes on one train; ease traffic congestion while saving money and allowing commuters to work on the train where applicable. Reduced car dependency would give commuters options on how they get around, and independence to those who do not drive. He says an upgraded bus network would connect the peninsula’s east and west coasts, further reducing car dependency.

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The project would create long-term jobs in rolling stock and infrastructure operation and maintenance, boosting the peninsula’s economy and reducing social disadvantage. Combined with the proposed Dandenong South Port Rail Shuttle and Port of Hastings, he says it would take dozens of trucks off the road each day while reducing transport costs and offer quicker access to tertiary educational centres at Rosebud, Frankston,

Caulfield, Melbourne CBD and, later, Dandenong and Clayton. “The project would boost tourism by encouraging more visitors by train, especially outside holiday peak periods,” Mr Whitehill said. “It will provide faster, easier travel to Phillip Island and French Island from Stony Point, providing a better alternative to Bass Highway for the former during holiday peak periods.”

POINT of VIEW ALTHOUGH restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 remain somewhat fluid, The News has made an optimistic start to 2021, by deleting the word “lockdown” from its page of readers’ pictures. Lockdown Pictures evolved into Post-Lockdown Pictures, which has now been renamed Point of View. Unlike our Letters page, pictures sent in for publication are in no way expected to convey a political or social message, but that may sometimes be unavoidable. The general aim is that pictures be of interest to our readers and portray some of the Mornington Peninsula’s scenic areas and activities. Meanwhile, this week’s batch begins appropriately with Adam Richmond’s shot of 2020’s final sunset at Dromana pier (1); Glenys Slade snapped a big smile with the catch of the day at Mornington pier (2); Marilyn Davy spotted a lone walker at Safety Beach (3); and Steve Howard appreciated the passage of time in the cliffs at Coral Cove, Mornington (4).



Readers can continue to send and share their own pictures, with a short caption, to: pointofview@mpnews.com.au



We’re building big near you and there will be transport disruptions As part of Victoria’s Big Build, we’re removing 75 dangerous and congested level crossings, with 44 already gone. We’re also easing congestion by building better roads and bridges across our suburbs.

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Road disruptions: Closed roads and lanes Station Street

Until Dec 2021

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Keep in mind, there are other transport disruptions across summer. Find a detailed list at bigbuild.vic.gov.au

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A new community centred childcare service for families in Carrum Downs OPENING 18 January 2021, Sparkways Early Learning Carrum Downs is a brand new purpose built childcare service with integrated kindergarten located in the heart of Carrum Downs. The service will be open from 7am-6pm five days a week for children aged 6-weeks up to school starting age. Sparkways will support the growing community by offering a holistic approach, which nurtures children’s educational foundations so that they can grow and thrive together with their family and the community. Led by Centre Director Brenda Cassidy, Sparkways offers families a diverse and experienced education and care team who welcome and integrate children’s strengths, ideas and abilities to offer play-based opportunities to enhance each child’s identity, confidence and wellbeing. Ms Cassidy has worked in early childhood education for over 20 years and holds a Diploma in Children’s Services and a Certificate III in Community Services. She believes Sparkways will provide a “full-day of learning and play with friends in a place that feels like home”. “I really enjoy working with families in a positive and inclusive way to involve them in their children’s learning during their childhood education while offering a safe, secure and welcoming environment. I am excited to embark on this new chapter, working with the community in a high growth area”. Ms Cassidy’s team includes Aisha Zhu who will be a teacher at Sparkways Early Learning Carrum Downs. Ms Zhu holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Education

(Early Childhood). Ms Zhu believes that “it is important to listen to children as part of their learning and development to facilitate exploration, creativity and participation”, during early childhood education. She is passionate about children being able to enjoy their childhood while “learning about themselves, their world and

the community”, and she prides herself on “developing and nurturing close relationships with children and their families from all backgrounds to support early childhood development”. Sparkways, is operated by TRY Australia Children’s Services, a not-for-profit organisation with over 30 years’ experience managing early

childhood education and care services across greater Melbourne. The service offers children quality early education to inspire a love of life-long learning, a veggie patch-toplate nutritional program and positive and collaborative partnerships with families and communities. In addition, the Sparkways team will provide programs for children

to encourage healthy eating and help children identify where food comes from, to empower them to make good nutritional choices for their wellbeing. The vibrant kitchen garden and intentional mealtimes will provide important opportunities to experience and explore, diversity, culture, and flavour while developing social language, sharing and hygiene skills. To date, parent tours have been a great way for children and families to visit and explore Sparkways Early Learning Centre Carrum Downs. Touring families have been eagerly anticipating their child’s start date to take advantage of the high quality care in the spacious rooms and large outdoor environment during ‘learn and play’. Carrum Downs local, Poppy has been one of the parents who has recently toured Sparkways Early Learning Centre Carrum Downs with her daughter Isobel. “On our recent tour myself and my daughter were so warmly welcomed by Brenda. I instantly felt comfortable with the prospect of Isobel starting day care there. The rooms are very spacious and there are so many beautiful toys to play with and ignite the children's imagination. The centre also has a wonderful outdoor space with lots to explore”, said Poppy. With the Victorian Government heavily subsiding childcare and kindergarten in 2021, now is the perfect time to embark your child’s early learning journey with Sparkways. For more information or to book a tour contact the centre on 9782 8720 or carrumdowns@try.org.au

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Sesame Street’s Circus Spectacular tour returns THE enormously popular Sesame Street Circus Spectacular is back! With new COVID-19 protocols in place, and in close coordination with government agency guidelines, live performances will return to thrill audiences in 2021! The tour will kick off in Mornington, Victoria from 6th January. This 90-minute spectacular features all your favourite Sesame Street characters under the big top, including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Bert and Ernie, Super Grover and Big Bird, along with incredible performers from Argentina, Switzerland, Germany, Hungary, Brazil, Morocco and more! In a spectacular circus performance, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Super Grover and the Sesame Street characters all work to find their place in the circus - from clowns to daredevils to picking the circus’ new Ring Master! Almost every element within the show was newly developed for the tour, which was written and produced locally and includes the original Sesame Street voices that were recorded in New York especially for this production. This brandnew production will perform in a spectacular new tent with a capacity of 1000, which was designed and developed in Italy especially for this tour and will offer everything from wind resistance to shading for guests during hot weather. “We’re absolutely delighted to be bringing this incredible show back to Australian families in 2021, and can’t wait for the beloved Sesame Street characters to bring some much-needed smiles to little ones faces,” says Keith Brown, Managing Director of Showtime Attractions. The shows dates are: Mornington, Victoria: Wednesday 6th January 2021 – Sunday 24th January 2021 All current & future tour dates can be found at: https://www.sesamestreetcircus.com.au/dates Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster at: https://www.ticketmaster.com.au/artist/837678

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Mrs Bungey dead after mosquito bit her lip Compiled by Cameron McCullough A CURIOUS case is reported from up the line at Cheltenham. Mrs Henry Bungey, aged 33 years, was bitten on the lip by a mosquito, from which septic poisoning set in. Seven days of severe suffering followed; specialists were consulted, but they afforded no relief, the patient eventually dying in an unconscious state. *** IT is rumoured that among the visitors to Frankston on Xmas Day was the international cricketer, Mr Warren Bardsley, who recently made the huge score of 265 for New South Wales against South Australia. He also played finely in the Test just concluded at Melbourne. *** THE engagement is announced of Miss Betty Hill, of Burnley, to Mr Robert Dean, of Frankston (late of the A.I.F). *** ACCOMPANIED by Mr Howard Jolly, Major G.A. Cowper (one time Seafordite) recently completed a trip of 2,700 miles through Victoria and South Australia by aeroplane. The machine used was a 160hp F. E. 2B which covered the distance from Adelaide to Melbourne in 6 hours 15 minutes. The train journey takes nearly 18 hours! This machine was used by Captain Rigby when he won the Aerial Derby Handicap, whilst Lieut. Parer recently flew in it to King Island. *** THE employees of the Colonial Sugar

Refining Co. Ltd. will hold their annual picnic at Mornington on Saturday next. There are several other trade picnics due for that place during the next two or three weeks. *** DURING the holidays, a sport was trying a Winchester rifle up near Gweno Avenue in Frankston. Birds were scarce – but suddenly something swished past from out the ti tree. Thinking it to be a pigeon, he fired, and it crossed the bourne from whence no pigeon ever returns. Upon investigation he discovered with amazement that it was not a pigeon he had shot, but merely one of those little mosquitos that frequent The Heights! *** IN today’s issue, the advt of Mr Ron W. Stone’s Produce and Hardware Store, Balnarring, appears for the first time, and we direct attention to same. Mr Stone is the son of Mr and Mrs Stone, the well-known Balnarring storekeepers, and served with the 39th Battallion overseas. He is also a prominent footballer. Mr Stone’s premises are newly erected, and he can supply all kinds of stock, and poultry foods, seeds, gardening tools, kitchen utensils, ammunition, farming requisites, chaff, wheat, oats, maize, etc. *** LIEUT W. H. Treloar, the aviator, received a great welcome when he visited Cowes some days ago. When passing over Seal’s Rocks, he caused great commotion amongst the

seals by dropping bundles of pamphlets on aviation amongst them. He returned from Phillip Island to Melbourne in 35 minutes! *** MISS Fitzgerald, late of the Savoy Café, Melbourne, has been appointed to supervise the management of the beautiful Hotel Continental at Portsea. This appointment will remove a lot of the sombreness that used to haunt the place. *** THE sum of £65 has been forwarded to “the Poor of Schnapper Point and Hastings” under the Charles Wright Bequest. *** AN English visitor to the Mornington Peninsula makes the following complaint: “I should like to bring before the Editor’s notice the condition of the ladies’ waiting room at the Mornington railway station. I was both shocked and horrified to find that such a disgusting and insanitary state of affairs, could exist in Australia. It seems to me that since the general public have to pay increased fares, the railway authorities could afford to see that the waiting rooms have at least some semblance of cleanliness especially in unsewered localities. *** ON Xmas Day an aeroplane, piloted by Lieut Rendle, who essayed some time ago the flight from England to Australia, crashed into some telephone wires at Mornington. The machine was seriously damaged, but the occupants escaped


*** VISITORS have been highly complimentary about the color photography by Mr H. J. Garrood displayed at Mr J. O’Donoghue’s shop. These works depict Oliver’s Hill and Oliver’s Point, and are finished in artistic style. *** GOLFING enthusiasts might be interested in knowing that there is to be a tournament, at Sorrento on Monday, January 31st, the public holiday. The Sorrento Cup is the principal event, and enthusiasts of the game between Mordialloc and Frankston and elsewhere, are specially asked to nominate, and take part in the tournament. *** ON Sunday, December 26th, the members of the New South Wales baseball team enjoyed a day’s outing to the local seaside resorts. They left the Empire Circle, Melbourne at 10.15 and, after a short stay at Frankston, motored to Mornington where they spent the rest of the day. *** NEW Year’s Eve passed without incident, although hundreds of visitors and local residents paraded Bay Street singing songs, throwing confetti, and otherwise enjoying themselves. But many asked Where was the Band? *** A NEW trout stream is to be added to Victoria’s already extensive list of waters where the speckled fighting fish are domiciled.

This is a lively and permanent watercourse, known as Main Creek , that rises behind Arthur’s Seat, and, fed by a number of rills empties into the Southern Ocean near Cape Schanck. Main Creek has all the attributes of an ideal trout water, and has for some years past been in the mind of Mr Fred Archer, the President of the Piscatorialists, as one that would repay the expense of stocking with hatchery fish. Those who have crossed the Mornington Peninsula, between Rosebud and Flinders will be familiar with the creek, which is crossed by the road, and in a few years the prospect of good trout fishing there should add to the attractions of that part of the picturesque Peninsula. *** JUST before Xmas there was an unseemly dispute on the King’s highway – to wit, Point Nepean Road at Aspendale. A South Melbourne carrier Mr H. Patterson, was returning from Mount Eliza, when his van was struck and damaged by a motor car. An argument ensued, a fight started, shots were fired, and Patterson was injured, nine stitches having to be inserted. Constable Brennan and Mr Hunter, who came to Patterson’s assistance, were severely mauled, but the police from Mordialloc and Chelsea arrived on the scene and arrested the five who created the disturbance. They were Fitzroyites who had been motoring to Frankston by the sea. *** FROM the pages of the Frankston and Somerville Standard, 7 January 1921

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Moorooduc show strength, Hastings flop, Seaford pull off a hard-fought win By Brodie Cowburn

Victory in reach: Frankston YCW got the win over Crib Point. Picture: Craig Barrett


MOOROODUC have started the year on the right foot with a hard-fought win over Somerville. Choosing to bat first, Moorooduc set their opponents a difficult target of 222 to chase down. Opener Brenton Alp got the run chase off to a good start, scoring 60 runs. Number four batsman Bradley McDonald also contributed some runs to the scoreboard with a knock of 42. Somerville took the game right down to the wire, but couldn’t get over the line. At the end of their forty overs they were at 9/215, seven runs short of a result and one wicket short of a win. Pines managed to wrap up a narrow win on Saturday, just getting the better of Heatherhill. Heatherhill were sent in to bat first and didn’t look convincing. They finished their innings at 8/135, giving Pines a good chance at claiming the win. Ricky Ramsdale was the pick of the bowlers for Pines with figures of 4/24. Pines’ run chase started poorly, with openers Damien Lawrence and Connor Jackson dismissed for scores of zero and three respectively. First drop batsman Harley PeaceStirling corrected course with a decent knock of 38, but Pines still had work ahead of them when he was dismissed at 5/66. Harley Parker came in and scored 36 not out to help his side get over the line. Pines ended up scoring the winning runs with two wickets in hand. At Belvedere Reserve, Flinders scored a big win over Seaford Tigers. Shane Beggs opened the batting for Flinders and put together an impressive knock. His score of 78 put his side on the right track. Flinders finished with an impressive total of 4/209. Seaford Tigers weren’t able to mount a competitive run chase, and ended up losing by 60 runs. A 114 run opening stand between Nick Jewell and Pubudu Edirisinghe proved the difference at Ditterich Reserve. Long Island defeated Main Ridge by eight wickets with 12 overs left to play.

that down in 22 overs. Skye also fell to a big defeat at home on Saturday. Ballam Park bowled them out for 104, and chased down that target in 26 overs.



A MONUMENTAL collapse by Hastings cost them a win against Carrum on Saturday. Carrum chose to bat first. They scored 6/148, with opener Shaun Foster contributing 46 runs to the total. Hastings got off to a flyer, and at 1/102 were comfortably on their way to a win. First drop batsman Jake Hewitt was then run out for just six, and things went downhill from there. Hastings lost 9/39 in a shocking display of batting. Four of their batsmen were run out. After a devastating spell Hastings ended up all out for 141, eight runs short of victory. Frankston YCW were also chasing 148 for a result on Saturday, but they had more luck in their clash with Crib Point. Crib Point took to the crease to bat first at Peninsula Reserve. They scored 148 before their innings expired. Opener Jack Greenwood was impressive for YCW. His score of 65 not


SEAFORD and Tootgarook faced in a hard-fought clash at Truemans Road Reserve on Saturday. Opener Dil Pageni played well for Seaford, but he didn’t get much support from his top order partners. His score of 42 was his side’s best. Seaford were bowled out for 138, giving Tootgarook a good opportunity to get the win. Losing opener Travis French for a

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duck proved a big blow for Tootgarook. They chipped away at their target, but a slow run rate also worked against them. At the end of their innings Tootgarook had 128 runs on the board, putting them 11 short of a win. Matthew Roach’s five overs were impressive. He posted figures of 2/10. A half century from Brenton Taylor helped Balnarring score a win over Mt Martha. Balnarring finished their innings at 9/161. Matthew Pollock was good for Mt Martha, taking four wickets. Outside of a knock of 58 from Jake Smart, Mt Martha’s batsmen struggled. They ended up losing by 32. Tyabb’s bowling outfit performed well on Saturday to get their side a win over Carrum Downs. Tyabb set their opponents 148 to chase down. Carrum Downs weren’t able to make an impact on the scoreboard, being bowled out 42 runs short of a result. Boneo’s total of 102 was nowhere near enough to beat Rye, who chased

out helped his side wrap up the win with six wickets left to spare. An impressive innings of 81 from Dewayne Bowden helped Dromana to a comfortable win over Delacombe Park. A top order collapse cost Delacombe Park dearly. They lost by 43 runs. Pearcedale had a tough day at home against Rosebud, falling to defeat by five wickets. Rosebud finished the job with 15 overs left in the day. Opener Scott Hayes was their best performer with a score of 65.










A BRILLIANT knock of 90 not out by Corey Harris got Sorrento over the line in a high-scoring clash against Mornington on Saturday. Mornington came in to bat first on their home deck, and started well. Opener Brad Staff scored 87 to put his side on track for an impressive score. After making good starts in most of his matches this season, this is the first half century Staff has gone on to make. At the end of their 40 overs, Mornington had made 7/226. Sorrento had a mountain of work to do to get a result, but a 117 run opening stand was a dream start. Harris carried his bat and proved the difference. His fantastic innings helped his side get the win by seven wickets, with three overs still left to play. Baxter and Baden Powell’s match was a low-scoring affair, with Baxter bowling well to claim the points. Baxter set their opponents an attainable target of 132 to chase down. Baden Powell lost opener Harry Maxwell for a duck and weren’t able to recover. At one stage they lost three wickets for zero runs. Baxter bowled out Baden Powell for 113 off 38 overs. Wade Pelzer was man of the match for Peninsula Old Boys in their win over Red Hill. With his side needing 115 to win, Pelzer showed his class. He scored 74 not out to get his side a comfortable eight wicket victory. Langwarrin easily defeated Mt Eliza at home. The Kangaroos had to chase down just 85 to get the win. Robbie Lancaster and Travis Campbell both posted figures of 3/12.


Packer resigns, McShane for Buds SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie FAMILY reasons have forced Stan Packer to step down as head coach of Somerville Eagles while Rosebud is expected to announce Tommy McShane as its new head coach this week. Packer will remain with the Eagles as director of coaching and will serve on the committee. The hunt is now on for his replacement. “We are interviewing for both the senior men’s and senior women’s roles and should have an announcement in coming weeks,” president Luke Mulder said. It’s believed that discussions have taken place with former coach Scott Morrison and former club leading scorer Mark Pagliarulo now with Rosebud. Meanwhile new Rosebud president John Grbac has wasted no time in pursuing a replacement for senior coach Pat Sabatino who resigned in December. He spoke with former Buds player McShane on Saturday and they reached agreement for the 48-year-old to take charge of the senior squad for 2021. “It’s Tommy’s first go at senior coaching but he’s got a great soccer brain and I think he’ll do well,” Grbac said. The club boss has made promotion from State 5 South his main short-term priority. To that end he is keen to revive the Pagliarulo–Dave Greening striking partnership that served Somerville Eagles so well. He met with Greening last week but the goalscoring legend remains undecided as to where he’ll play this year. “It was good to meet John and hear his plans moving forward,” Greening said. “I haven’t thought much about playing this year and it depends on who they get as coach. “I’ll see what happens and make a decision late February early March as to whether I’ll play at all and if so where.” Somerville won the State 5 championship in 2019 and scored 79 goals in the process with the Pagliarulo–Greening combination boasting a combined total of 49 goals. The rivalry between “Pags” and the “Green Machine” is well known and if harnessed by the new Rosebud coach can be a powerful motivating force. “I’m more than happy for Greening to come here,” Pagliarulo said. “You can’t deny his goalscoring ability and any team would be daft not to get him in. “I’d love to play with him again and give him a chance to get the Golden

Three amigos: Scott Morrison (centre) is flanked by Dave Greening (left) and Stan Packer after Somerville’s 2019 title triumph. Picture: supplied

Boot back off me after I stole it from him at Somerville.” Like Greening “Pags” was unsure whether or not to commit to playing with Rosebud this year. Mount Martha senior coach Chris Sanderson had been in touch and at one stage the striker was keen to go there. “Chris is a nice guy, he’s got good plans for the club and I love the fact they have such a young team. “I think my experience could have helped them but after speaking to the Rosebud treasurer last week I am very interested to go back there now.” In NPL2 news Langwarrin has appointed injured defender Alex van Heerwarden as senior team manager to replace Ritchie May who is travelling interstate. Van Heerwarden suffered an ACL tear and a meniscus tear late last year while training with former club Penin-

sula Strikers and is due to undergo surgery on Monday 1 February. “Coaching has always been something I looked forward to doing when I stopped playing football so being offered the team manager’s position and given the opportunity to learn off Scott (Miller) and Jamie (Skelly) was something I jumped at,” van Heerwarden said. “The way the club has progressed over recent years is something that I am really pleased to still be a part of even if it’s not in a playing capacity.” Langy has confirmed its friendly against Eastern Lions at Gardiner’s Creek Reserve, Saturday 30 January. The day will feature under-19, under-21 and senior matches with kick-off times still to be announced. In State 2 news Peninsula Strikers defeated Stars United 3-1 in a friendly on Saturday.

Maintenance work at Centenary Park forced a switch to the back pitch at Monterey Reserve and Strikers’ scorers were Danny Brooks, Riley Anderton and Tuach Ter. Centenary Park is expected to be available for this Saturday’s friendly against Billy Armour’s Noble Park United. In State 3 news both work and family commitments have forced Darren Roberts to resign as senior assistant at Frankston Pines. His son Alex, a former Seaford United, Bentleigh Greens, Skye United and Brandon Park player, has signed with Pines for the 2021 season. In State 5 news Chelsea reserves coach Chris Porteous has been unable to sign up for 2021 due to work commitments and has stepped down. His replacement is David Farrell who has been involved in the sport in both

Scotland and Norway. In Scotland Farrell worked with various community clubs and also coached juniors at Livingston and Hearts and in Norway he was involved in weekly coaching camps at Drammen FK. In other news a landmark announcement was made by Football Australia on New Year’s Eve. FA and the newly formed Australian Professional Leagues (APL) announced that terms had been agreed to ‘unbundle’ the A-League, Westfield WLeague and Y-League from FA. This unbundling of the professional leagues brings the Australian football structure into line with global best practice by separating FA as the regulatory body from the operation of the professional leagues. In accordance with the FIFA Statutes, the professional leagues will operate under the FA umbrella and be recognised as the top tier of domestic league football competitions in Australia. However APL will take over the operational, commercial, and marketing control of the professional leagues and all revenue-generation responsibilities. FA will retain regulatory functions in respect of the professional leagues, including on- and-off-field disciplinary and integrity matters, the registration of clubs, players and officials, the transfer system, and the domestic match calendar. The regulatory functions of FA also include a new club licensing framework for the professional leagues and control over access to the professional leagues (whether by expansion, contraction, or promotion/relegation), the AFC Champions’ League, FFA Cup and all other domestic and international competitions. FA will also retain ‘good of the Australian game’ rights in respect of the professional leagues, which apply to a variety of matters aimed at ensuring the ongoing growth of those leagues. The new model for the professional leagues will be implemented throughout the course of the A-League 2020/21 and Westfield W-League 2020/21 seasons. The APL board will comprise five directors from the clubs, three independent directors and one person appointed by FA. An independent chairperson to be elected by the clubs and ratified by FA will have a casting vote on the APL board. This weekend’s friendlies: SATURDAY: Peninsula Strikers v Noble Park Utd (Centenary Park 1pm & 3pm), Frankston Pines v Bunyip District (Monterey Reserve 3pm & 5pm).

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