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The giant gnome sculpture by Peninsula Link is strapped in to be removed, paving the way for a new artwork. See story page 3. Pictures: Supplied

Man charged with police officer attack Brodie Cowburn brodie@baysidenews.com.au A MAN has been arrested and charged after allegedly punching an off-duty police officer outside a Frankston pub on 27 September.

It is alleged that an 18-year-old man knocked the victim unconscious with one punch outside Flanagan’s bar in the early hours of the grand final day public holiday. The victim was an off-duty police officer who resides in the Frankston

area. Police allege that the victim was hit with a one-punch attack and was unconscious for 15 minutes after falling to the pavement. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment in a serious condition.


On 2 October, the 18-year-old man was arrested and charged with recklessly cause serious injury in circumstances of gross violence, and other related offences. The alleged offender was remanded to appear at the Melbourne Magis-

trates Court on 6 January for a committal hearing. Any witnesses or anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1300 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www. crimestoppersvic.com.au



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Report reveals expenditure

Gnomad: The chrome gnome has been removed from its Peninsula Link home and has hit the road. Picture: Gary Sissons

Brodie Cowburn brodie@baysidenews.com.au FRANKSTON Council’s draft annual report has been released, revealing expenditure for the 2018/2019 financial year. The report features a detailed financial rundown of where ratepayer’s money has been going this year. Council posted a surplus of $15.7 million at the end of the 18/19 financial year, about half of the $30.7 million surplus posted the year before. The report stated that the “variation is mainly due to the minimal increase in rates capped at 2.25 per cent being much lower than the operational cost increases during the year such as the cost of mate-

Chrome gnome trucked off Brodie Cowburn brodie@baysidenews.com.au THE infamous chrome gnome statue is on the move. Officially titled Reflective Lullaby, the giant nine metre tall gnome structure was installed next to the Peninsula Link exit at Cranbourne Road in July of 2015. The gnome is the work of New Zealand based artist Gregor Kregar. The large gnome replaced the popular Tree of Life sculpture. It has divided opinion since its installation, drawing

critics and vandals across its four year lifespan. In August last year, it was confirmed that the towering stainless steel gnome behemoth was set to depart. On 10 October, the sculpture was removed by crane. The colossal gnome will be succeeded at the site by the sculpture Love Flower from artists John Meade and Emily Karanikolopolous. The sculptures at the Peninsula Link exit are looked after by the Southern Way McClelland Commission, a public-private partnership between Langwarrin’s McClelland Sculpture

rial and waste disposal escalating at a higher rate. It is expected that the trend of reducing surpluses will continue in the future.” Councillors had their annual allowance raised by $600 each on 1 December up to $30,827, while the mayor had his pay rise from $96,534 to $98,465. Expenses from councillors dropped significantly from the previous financial year. Councillors were reimbursed just over $20,000 for their expenses in the last financial year, down from the $56,327 reimbursed the year prior. The report also noted an over 10 per cent increase in decisions made by council behind closed doors. The full report can be read at frankston.vic.gov.au

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Park and Gallery and Peninsula Link owners Southern Way. Southern Way donates funding for the sculptures (“Gnome on its way out”, The Times, 27/8/19). Despite being initially unpopular, social media posts confirming the gnome’s exit drew many comments mourning his departure. Although he will no longer call the Peninsula Link home, it is not the end of the road. It is understood that the gnome is now set to make his way to McClelland Gallery. The chrome gnome is dead, long live the chrome gnome.

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round. While intensive school swim programs are important, they lose their effectiveness as a stand-alone, and the study found children needed to attend more frequent swimming lessons to be able to retain essential swim and safety skills,” he said. “Eighty five per cent of Australians live within 50 kilometres of the coast. This study is a timely reminder on the importance of learning to swim and maintaining regular practice to ensure our children remain safe. It also highlights the need to redesign the way we deliver learn-to-swim programs. “The study found a combination of

intensive school swim programs, in conjunction with regular lessons to be the most effective mode for swim skill retention.” Deakin University lecturer Kate Moncreiff said “extending the accessibility to swimming lessons beyond intensive school swim programs is important to ensure all children, no matter what level, are retaining these vital skills.” “The findings have prompted us to call for a review of the state’s school swim programs to ensure they meet the needs of Victorian children,” she said.



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Councils warned about corruption Keith Platt keith@baysidenews.com.au MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire, neighbouring Frankston and municipalities across the state have been warned to watch out for corruption when buying goods and services. The Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) says corruption and kickbacks uncovered at Darebin and Ballarat councils “are likely to be faced by most, if not all, councils in Victoria”. “Allegations of corruption associated with council procurement practices and processes are a recurring theme in the complaints received and investigated by IBAC,” IBAC commissioner Robert Redlich QC said. In a special report to parliament IBAC warns that councils need to consider the way they manage procurement to reduce risks of corruption. “This report highlights a range of procurement-related corruption risks and vulnerabilities which, while they were found in two councils, are likely to be faced by most if not all councils in Victoria,” Mr Redlich said. IBAC investigated allegations that council employees at Darebin and Ballarat subverted procurement processes for their own benefit and the benefit of associates. The report to parliament states that a former project manager at the Darebin City Council received cash, gifts and other benefits for help-

ing an associate’s company win more than $16 million in contracts. A former manager at the City of Ballarat Council had enabled associates and family to win contracts, in exchange for financial “kickbacks”. In 2017, the manager was convicted of a range of offences and sentenced to three years’ jail and ordered to repay $31,200. Three other people, including his wife, pleaded guilty to other charges. IBAC says Victorian councils collectively manage about $84 billion in public assets and annually spend around $7 billion on services. “Considerable power is vested in council employees to source suppliers, manage contracts and authorise payment for goods, services and works – spending millions of dollars of public money,” Mr Redlich said. “Public sector corruption it is not a victimless crime. It wastes taxes and rates that should be used to operate and maintain Victoria's schools, hospitals, roads and other vital public services and projects. And it damages the reputation of organisations and undermines community's confidence in the public sector.” As a result of its investigations IBAC has recommended Local Government Victoria consider developing a code of conduct for local government suppliers, which would outline the standards expected of suppliers including in relation to reporting suspected misconduct or corrupt conduct on the part of council employees and other suppliers.

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First stage of TAFE works done THE first stage of redevelopment works at Chisholm’s Frankston TAFE campus have been completed. The completed first stage works include new health, community care, early childhood education, hair, beauty, and wellness facilities. The works also included the addition of new classrooms and redeveloped trades facilities, including a purpose-built design centre. State politicians visited the Frankston TAFE campus last week to tour the new facilities. Premier Daniel Andrews said “TAFE is a ticket to skills, jobs and a stronger Victoria, that’s why we saved TAFE, made it free and are ensuring they have the best facilities.” “Right across the state, TAFE-qualified Victorians are building our transport network, farming our fields and caring for our most vulnerable. We’ll always back them and back our TAFE sector,” he said. Mr Andrews said that 36,000 students have started free TAFE courses this year, with more than 6000 students enrolling at Chisholm Institute. Frankston MP Paul Edbrooke said “these new facilities will benefit thousands of people living in the Frankston region and they are designed and built to meet the demand for skilled workers in growing industries.” Nepean MP Chris Brayne said “this TAFE is attended by hundreds of young people who have grown up on the Mornington Peninsula. Redeveloping this TAFE to meet the future needs of these young people is crucial to ensuring we retain these skills on the peninsula for the long term.” The state government said they have allocated $46.9 million in taxpayer’s money to the project, and says it will put in a further $67.6 million to complete the next stage. The next stage of the project is set to replace existing buildings C and E on the campus with a new multi-level facility.

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FRANKSTON councillors are set to discuss the merit of moving the Frankston Coast Guard into the troubled Yacht Club building. If a vote at council’s 14 October* meeting is successful, council will withdraw $8 million in ratepayer funding which had been allocated to help put the Coast Guard in a permanent home at Oliver’s Hill. The motion councillors are set to vote on reads that council will “commit $400,000 to the 2020/21 budget from the strategic reserve to undertake fit out and associated building works to the first floor of the Frankston Yacht Club facility to provide permanent accommodation for [the Coast Guard] at the Frankston Yacht Club facility subject to an appropriate occupancy agreement and approvals.” The vote also “notes council will continue to pursue a suitable tenant/s for the first floor and ground floor premises, alongside the FCG, once the building rectification works are completed” and “notes the outcome of the assessment of alternate options for the safe boat refuge, including viable options for a safe boat refuge which have been identified at both Olivers Hill and Kananook Creek.” A plan to move the coast guard to a facility at Oliver’s Hill had proved divisive, with debate inside council chambers often becoming heated (“Council comes to blows over Oliver’s Hill, The Times, 9/4/19). Council had pledged $8 million to that option and sought matching commitments from the state and federal governments, but failed in their lobbying attempts. The Yacht Club building has caused headaches for council, mainly sitting vacant since 2016. Negotiations to lease out a bottom floor section of the building hit troubled waters in August when council confirmed that the building was affected by combustible cladding. *Editor’s note: The vote occurs shortly after publication deadline. An update will be in next week’s edition of The Times. Brodie Cowburn

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Burglary charges in Carrum Downs A 30-YEAR-old man has been arrested and charged with two counts of burglary after allegedly stealing a car in Seaford. Police allege that the man, of no fixed address, entered a commercial premises at around 6pm on Saturday 5 October and stole a vehicle. They allege that the man stole the car, damaged it, then returned to the premises at around 11pm. Police believe that the man then found keys to another truck and drove it away at high speed through two fences. The truck was allegedly driven to Koel Court in Carrum Downs, where witnesses told police they saw it abandoned. Police arrested the man in Carrum Downs and charged him with two counts of burglary, criminal damage, and theft of a motor vehicle. He was remanded to appear at the Frankston Magistrates Court.

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29-year-old Meadows Height man after he was seen running from an allegedly stolen sedan at around 3.30am. After the arrest they executed warrants at two houses, one in Port Melbourne and one in Footscray West. They found allegedly stolen property including power tools, jewellery and clothing which police believe was stolen in aggravated burglaries from Preston, Malvern, Williamstown, Frankston, Toorak and Maribyrnong. The man appeared at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court in relation to the charges.

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not injured and was not aware that the burglary had happened until she woke up. An image of the allegedly stolen car, with false registration plates, and a man police wish to speak to have been released. The man has distinct tattoos and was seen on 19 September at a car wash in Casey. Police are appealing for assistance to help with their investigation. Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. AN image of a man police wish to speak to in relation to an aggravated burglary. Pic: Supplied

POLICE are appealing for information regarding an alleged hit and run in which a 15-year-old boy was left injured on Friday 4 October. The teenager told police he was skateboarding with friends in Leatherwood Street, Frankston South, at about 4.30pm, when the driver shouted at them for skateboarding on the footpath. A heated exchange took place after which the driver of a blue coloured Chrysler wagon-style car allegedly drove off the road and hit the boy. The Mt Eliza teenager was taken to Frankston Hospital for treatment. Witnesses were unable to get a registration of the vehicle but it is believed the owner of the car might live nearby.

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THE inaugural 12 hour treadmill challenge will take place this weekend to raise money for children with lifethreatening conditions. Participants who take part will run or walk in a bid to raise $20,000 for the Very Special Kids charity. The challenge is a joint effort by CORE24 health clubs and Rotary Club Frankston Sunrise. The challenge will kick off at 8am on Sunday 20 October. CORE24 at 313 Nepean Highway Frankston will host the day. Entry to the day will be a gold coin donation. Entrants can train at the facilities and use the gym, pool, spa, sauna, and infrared sauna with all proceeds going towards the charity. For more information or to sign up contact Donelle at core24ea@corehealth.com.au or 9781 4755. Donations at vsk.grassrootz.com/ rotary-frankston-sunrise-12-hr-treadmill-challenge/core24-health-clubs-1

Senior’s festival underway FRANKSTON’s seniors festival is in full swing again this year. The month long festival is set to run until the end of October. Over the course of the month, over 100 activities and events will be on offer to local seniors. Walking groups, gardening, cooking, Zumba, and craft sessions are among the many things to do during the month.

The mayor Michael O’Reilly said “there are feel good workshops, cultural guided walks, art tours, afternoon teas, an expo from the University of the Third Age, movers active classes, a Ballam Park Homestead tour and so much more.” “At the library there will be many workshops and talks being held also such as a virtual tour of Graceland, a talk by Maribel Steel author of Blind-

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ness for Beginners and a workshop on how to book a holiday online,” he said. “The whole idea of having such a fantastically packed calendar of events is to encourage over 65’s to stay active and healthy and be connected members of our community.” View the full program at https:// www.frankston.vic.gov.au or by visiting a council customer service centre.

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is being urged to be a “small business friendly council” by joining 18 municipalities that have signed a charter with the Victorian Small Business Commission (VSBC). Agreeing to sign the charter and would see the shire partner with the VSBC to “provide small businesses with the support they need to run their businesses”. The suggestion for the shire to sign up comes from the business-backed Committee for Mornington Peninsula (C4MP.) "Small businesses are the heartbeat of the peninsula economy and deserve the support of the local council in their work providing jobs, services and a crucial economic contribution to our community," C4MP president Bruce Billson said. The former MP for Dunkley and federal small business minister, said signing the charter would commit the shire to “create a more positive and encouraging enterprise environment for local businesses”. Municipalities to have already signed the charter include Frankston, Casey and Kingston. Signing the charter, will see the shire pledge to: n Pay small businesses within 30 days; n Support local businesses in managing the impacts of infrastructure projects; n Streamline the approval process when starting a business; and n Help set up and support local business networks. Keith Platt


Rosebud’s poster girl revs up for Rockfest By Tony Healey FOR Sandi Horne, it’s all about cars. Not just your ordinary cars but souped up classic Hot Rods, muscle cars and dragsters. Not something that one might associate with this glamorous mother of two girls. Not just a pretty face, Sandi’s love of classic cars has forged a lifestyle career that sees her travel the country working at motoring events, festivals and car shows, usually as an MC or host. Sandi’s passion and unbounding enthusiasm for classic cars is due mainly to her parents. “They both enjoyed modifying cars and Hot Rods including Austin Healey, Jaguar and early model Holden cars and as a youngster I knew this was something I really wanted to do too.” The MC, promo, Pin Up model and brand ambassador was encouraged by her father to study accountancy and on completing her course found employment in the automotive industry. “I just love cars and made sure that my work as an accountant was in the auto industry just so I could get nearer to cars, any cars!” Sandi said. After having kids and always owning Hot Rods Sandi was often pulled in the direction of filming by friends on Channel 31 and was consequently offered jobs to MC and host automotive events around Australia. Sandi is also the presenter of YouTube channel’s regular automotive-related Greased n’ Grassed entertainment show ad-libbing her way interviewing likeminded owners, event organisers and classic car enthusiasts. When hosting shows Sandi dresses as a


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vintage ‘50s Pin Up girl and has graced the front covers of many Hot Rod and auto magazines, filmed commercials and has a large following on her social media pages. Sandi is a massive streetcar machine and hot rods enthusiast and is hands on with her three 1932 Fords, each one unique. “One is named High Maintenance and my other Blown Ford Roadster has undergone work to ready it for the road.” Sandi is the Poster Girl for the 2019 Rosebud Foreshore Rockfest that will be held 14-17 November. She is also MC for Saturday evening’s two-hour Super Cruise to be held on a closed section of Point

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THREE of the contestants from this year’s Australian Ninja Warriors contest have now swung their training towards scaling Arthurs Seat. Charlie Robbins, who won the grand final of the latest Channel 9 series, and fellow “warriors” Zak Stolz and Troy Cullen have been named as ambassadors for this year’s Arthurs Seat Challenge. All three coach gymnastics in Rosebud and are training at The Compound at Tuerong as part of their preparations for the next Ninja series. “With the roads being such a dangerous place, we need to help improve knowledge and attitudes, especially with phones,” Robbins said when asked about the importance of the Arthurs Seat Challenge which raises money for Fit to Drive workshops at secondary schools. Mt Eliza Secondary College principal, Angela Pollard, said the three Australian Ninja Warrior contestants were ideal ambassadors for the challenge. “As young people who live a fit and healthy lifestyle, they wish to encourage others to take part in this event and challenge themselves as we have seen the warriors do so successfully,” Ms Pollard said. Robbins, Stolz and Cullen grew up on the peninsula and all attended Rosebud Secondary College where they completed the Fit To Drive workshop. Robbins visited students at Sorrento and St Joseph's primary school soon after his Grand Final win and he plans to visit to Rye Primary. Cullen and Robbins started doing gymnastics at a young age, along with fellow warrior Ashlin Herbert. Stolz was a self-taught gymnast who teamed up with his mates four years ago. One year later, they were all introduced to the intense world of ninja training at The Compound by Herbert. While making their way up the 6.7-kilometre course to the top of Arthurs Seat does not include any ninja obstacles, they see it as a different sort of challenge - helping to raise awareness of the Fit to Drive program. The Arthurs Seat Challenge 6.7km fun run and walk starts at 8.30am Sunday 10 November near Rosebud Primary School. Register online at www.arthursseatchallenge.com.au


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In training: Zak Stolz, Charlie Robbins and Troy Cullen, all contestants on the television show Australian Ninja Warriors, have signed up to become ambassadors for this year’s Arthurs Seat Challenge. Picture: Steve Brown






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A MARK OF DISTINCTION THROUGH QUALITY AND CHARACTER IN the highly coveted hills of McCrae, on a superb 2669 square metre block from where you gaze across the beautiful bay from almost any vantage point, this architect-designed wonder is your opportunity to enjoy a luxurious lifestyle on the peninsula. Landscaped native gardens that flank a circular exposed aggregate driveway - and a bridge walkway, constructed with Grey Box timber reclaimed from Frankston Pier - all combine to make a grand entrance to this luxurious home built from Mount Gambier Limestone. After crossing your own bridge, you enter the expansive open plan kitchen and family area which also features reclaimed timber floors that positively gleam in the natural light that cascades through the floor to ceilings windows. A well-equipped kitchen boasts Caesarstone bench tops and premium stainless-steel appliances include a dishwasher and an oven with gas cook top and range hood. All rooms on this upper level have bi-fold doors opening out to the magnificent main balcony; this includes the spacious master bedroom which features a dressing room, ensuite and separate powder room. Adjacent to the master bedroom is ‘The Den’ – a unique living space for a parents retreat or a quiet place to host intimate gatherings. Moving downstairs via the recycled Oregon timber staircase, the accommodations on this level are equally impressive and comprise a further four bedrooms with built-in robes - a guest bedroom has an ensuite - and a separate family bathroom and powder room. Virtually self-contained, this downstairs zone features a central lounge room, with kitchen facilities, that opens out to the second balcony which also affords a panoramic bay view. The established gardens wrap around the rear of the home where two large grassy areas create a wonderful space for children and pets to play, or there is the opportunity to develop further and add a swimming pool (STCA). Making its own distinct statement in style, this exquisite home is perfectly complemented by its proximity to excellent schools plus world class wineries and golf courses.n



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Peninsula Cup a food and wine experience THE Peninsula Marquee will be the place for food and wine enthusiasts this Ladbrokes Peninsula Cup Day. Josh Pelham, Executive Chef at Cape will be at the helm of the culinary experience having curated the menu and tasked with its execution on race day. The combination of a local chef from a local restaurant, Cape at RACV Cape Schanck

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Aviva Communities Officer Are re-inventing retirement – Come and see how at their Open Day on 26 October AVIVA Communities Officer has been created to offer over 55s the opportunity to live in a residential community designed for a younger spirited retiree or pending retiree. The range of contemporary home designs available has been architecturally designed with modern facades more reflective of housing trends experienced in the wider community. Another unique aspect of the home range is that each and every home features north facing living zones. “Homes at Aviva Officer all achieve

a minimum 6 star energy rating” says Katrina Steel Head Of Marketing at Aviva Communities “in addition to the level of comfort this offers homeowners north facing living also maximises light inflow– particularly in winter when sun is at its lowest. It also means less reliance on artificial heating and cooling”. Providing our homeowners with financial certainty is also a fundamental element of the Aviva Living Model. Like most Lifestyle Communities around you buy your home

and lease the land on which it sits via a Weekly Site Fee. You also pay a Deferred Management Fee when you move out of the community. “At Aviva we want you to be certain that you can afford to live in our community not only at the time you move in – but long into the future” says Katrina “ to do this we offer buyers the opportunity to fix their Weekly Site Fee for life”. Unlike other options around Aviva Communities Officer calculates the DMF on the incoming purchase price

of the home so any capital gain goes into the hands of the homeowners. “This is just another way we provide financial certainty” says Katrina “You will know what your obligations and ongoing costs will be from day one so you can make a really informed purchase choice”. At Aviva Officer all homeowners also have household power costs included in their Weekly Site Fee so you can say goodbye to managing rising utility bills. Homes at Aviva start from $389,000

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“Welcome home” to Langwarrin soldiers Compiled by Cameron McCullough LAST Saturday night there was a “bumper house” to give welcome to the Langwarrin soldier “boys” who recently returned from active service abroad. Seldom has holding capacity of the Recreation Hall been taxed to greater extent and certainly a more successful function has never been held within its walls. Added to the fine audience was a splendid spirit of joyous enthusiasm which seemed to influence all concerned. The Chairman (Mr W. Williams) was never in better form, while Cr Hill (Cranbourne Shire) and Cr Oates (Frankston and Hastings Shire) also delivered inspiring addresses which seemed to add to the buoyancy of the meeting. Then there was the musical programme which in detail was an inspiration. It is generally conceded that the quality of the items rendered reached high standard mark and pleased even the most fastidious. The guests of the evening whose names were called included:– Drv. A. H. Clark; Pte. McDonald (Anzac); Tpr. F. Knox; Drv. J. Knox; Pte. T. Stephenson; Pte W. White; Bombadier T.I Evans. A full account of the programme will be published next issue. *** OUR LETTER BOX. ELECTRIC LIGHT. To the Editor, Sir – I am gratified to see that at last the Council is likely to take action to compel the Frankston Gas Electric Co

to fulfill its long overdue obligations. Over two years ago I had my house wired throughout in readiness for connection and neighbors have been waiting even longer than this. The postponement of the supply of electric light was attributed to the war, but it is nearly 12 months now since hostilities ceased and yet there has been not intimation from the Company that we are any nearer to receiving lighting facilities than before. I have been seriously considering putting in an electric light generating outfit myself rather than be humbugged any longer, but hope that now the Council is moving in the matter that the Company concerned will be stirred into activity. Yours faithfully, A. T. CARTHEW. “Lialeeta”, Seaford, 13.10.19. *** MAJOR W. T. Condor, formerly of the 7th Battalion, A.I.F., who has filled the position of assistant provost marshal for Victoria since leaving Langwarrin is about to retire from the service to take up a civil appointment in Papua. He was entertained by civil and military friends at dinner at Scott’s Hotel on Thursday. Major Conder will be succeeded by Captain R. W. Jones, M.C., M.M., who will combine the duties of A.P.M. and officer in charge of the Third District Guard. *** MR W. W. Young, of this journal, who has been seriously ill and under treatment in Melbourne, is recovering and hopes, to return to Frankston to-day. *** MR L. J. Ward, of Frankston, was suc-

cessfully operated on at “Lancewood” Private Hospital, Glenferrie last week, and is stated to be making a good recovery. *** CR W. J. Oates represented the Shire of Frankston and Hastings at the annual municipal conference which opened in Melbourne Wednesday. *** Heard on the Train That the question of abolishing the Council Chambers at Somerville is regarded as being far from settled by those opposed to the system of movable meetings. That further developments in connection with the matter may be expected when the next meeting is summoned for Hastings. That Frankston must have a Shire ranger resident in the town if the stray stock nuisance is to be successfully coped with. That several trees in the soldiers’ avenue were damaged by stock the other night. That it is not a matter of the ranger “getting up early”, the only plan to ensure effective results is to go to bed late. That there is some talk of a borough being formed up Mordialloc way to include seaside towns as far as Carrum. That the postponed “Cornucopia” in connection with the Frankston State School will eventuate on Friday next and is being soundly backed by parents of the scholars. That the Military Camp at Langwarrin this week was enlivened by the presence of a visiting band. That it is not a pleasing prospect to think that Frankston is likely to be

minus a brass band again this season. That the Frankston Soldiers Memorial Committee contemplate holding a race meeting in aid of he fund if the “powers that be” will approve of the proposal. That the Mornington Racing Club is said to have generously agreed to allow the use of its course for the meeting. That Frankston should have been represented at the meeting held at Somerville last Saturday night to form a Peninsula Cricket Association. *** STEPS are being taken to re-form the Frankston cricket club. A preliminary of cricket delegates was held at Somerville on Saturday evening las – Tyabb, Hastings, French Island, and Somerville being represented. It was decided to re-form the Peninsula Association and the following office bearers were elected – President, Mr Geo Keast, Secretary; Mr H. L. Cusworth of Hastings. The previous Peninsula rules were adopted with some additions and these will be printed and lent out in due course. The opening matches of the season were fixed for Saturday November 1st. Meanwhile another meeting of delegates will be held at the Mechanics’ Institute Hastings on Saturday evening the 21st inst when it is hoped Frankston, Balnarring, Mornington or any others will be represented. *** On Monday evening, the 6th inst, the Mt. Eliza residents entertained five more returned soldiers of their district – Sgt. Roy McKenzie, Drv. R. Ritchie,

and Pts. W. Payne, A. J. Carlron and G. Broomhead. This is Mt. Eliza’s 4th “welcome home,” 22 men having enlisted from this small district. The school-room was again filled to over-flowing, being much too small for occasions of this kind. Miss Poultney had the room looking its best, being very nicely decorated with many flags, flowers etc. Cr W. J. Oates presided in his usual able manner. The musical committee provided an excellent programme, the songs, recitations etc. by the various artists being much appreciated by the packed audience. The “welcome home” orchestra from Frankston again came up to help in the welcome to the returned boys, and under the baton of Mr Aisbett, the conductor, gave three selections which pleased very much. The chairman in his address of welcome said he was very pleased to be present, and complimented the boys on their splendid work at the front. Sgt R. McKenzie, Ptes Broomhead and Ritchie suitably responded and thanked the residents for their welcome. Cr Stephens moved a hearty vote of thanks to the chairman and also offered a hearty welcome to Mrs Payne the English bride of Pte W. Payne. Supper in full and plenty was then handed round, the rest of the evening being given over to dancing until the small hours. *** FROM the pages of the Mornington Standard, 18 October 1919

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A Running Commentary on Running By Stuart McCullough THIS may sound crazy, but – unitard gravy fuzz-face caboodle. The other thing that might sound crazy is the idea of voluntarily getting up at 5am to go running every day of the week. But that’s what I do. In fact, that’s what I’ve always done – rain, hail but definitely not shine. Five o’clock in the morning isn’t the crack of dawn – it’s unambiguously pre-crack. There are obvious difficulties with running at that time of day. Firstly, it’s dark. Really dark. You’re basically relying on intermittent streetlights to find your way. You simply have to hope that something hasn’t been left strewn across the footpath by some careless passer by, lest you end up tripping over. Which, at a certain age, is a singularly unpleasant experience. I’m not sure when falling over changes from being an ever day occurrence and no biggie to a minor catastrophe, but once it happens, there’s no turning back. The other palpable risk associated with super early morning runs is being mistaken for someone who is running away from something, rather than somebody undertaking exercise. Luckily, this has never happened to me. It must be something about my style – which I would describe something one notch above shuffling. If I was running from something, I would be in some considerable strife. I’m not sure how to describe it - perhaps a cross between a three-legged panda and a Muppet – but graceful it is not. The funny thing is, even though I’ve been running for years, I don’t really feel that I’ve gotten all that much better at it. I can run further than I used to. But I’ve become no more elegant than when I started all those years ago and I’m not sure I know any more than I did when I started out. I was in my twenties. The only time I’d exercised as a kid was at football training, which I’d stopped when I was fifteen. I think I assumed that fitness would be something that was simply


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given to me, maybe for Christmas. Then, as I entered the workforce, my exercise regimen consisted solely of walking to the train station and back. And, if I felt really brave, carrying all the grocery shopping home rather than taking the car. I decided that something had to change. It was a challenge to get out of bed at first. But I wanted things to be different, I think. At the time, I was living in a small, one-bedroom flat / oversized utility cupboard near St Kilda. The challenge with early morning running in St Kilda is that you sometimes encounter people who are still enjoying the night before. This can be disastrous.

When approaching someone from behind, you end up doing all sorts of things to try and let them know you’re coming. Clearing your throat, talking or using a horn are just some of the techniques I’ve deployed to ensure I don’t startle others. Mostly it works. Sometimes it doesn’t. Suffice to say, that one gentleman dropped into a karate stance as I shuffled by, while a young girl who was too busy talking to her friends to notice that I was approaching, dropped her drink before unleashing the kind verbal tirade usually reserved for three quarter time when you’re sixty points down. Wherever I’ve lived, I’ve run. When I moved

to Brisbane, I used to run along the river. The lovely thing about running in Queensland is that so many other people are up and about and getting exercise. The streets of Elwood became so familiar to me that I’m surprised my footprints weren’t worn into the pavement. The great thing about running on holidays is that you get to do all kinds of reconnaissance. By the time you return home, you know where everything is. Sometimes I travel for work. This takes me to various towns in regional Victoria and I always go for a run. When I can, I take a photo of the place I’m in, as a kind of souvenir. To prove I was there. Often, I send these pictures to work colleagues as a way of showing how beautiful these places are and as an extreme form of humble-bragging to show them how early I got up. I can’t imagine not being able to run. But, at some point, it’ll be necessary to adapt. For me, running is time to think. This sounds improbable given that I’m always listening to music as I go, but I’ve always found it therapeutic. A way of keeping in balance. You’d be surprised how many of the world’s problems can be solved while listening to a playlist that features ‘Kajagoogoo’. Subconsciously, I might simply be honing my ‘flight’ reflex. Every once in a while, one of our smoke detectors will randomly go off. I think it happens if an ant wanders in to the detector. I feel sorry for the ant. It happened the other night at about two in the morning. One minute I was in a deep, deep sleep; the next I was bolt upright and running across the room. My wife told me later she thought I was going to get a fire extinguisher. I’m not so sure. Especially since I was three blocks away and in my pajamas before I turned around and realized that she hadn’t followed me. It’s a miracle she didn’t tell me to keep on running. stuart@stuartmccullough.com

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Pines fall short: Red Hill got the better of Pines, bowling them out for 164. Picture: Andrew Hurst

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RED Hill have secured a narrow win over Pines away from home. Playing out of Eric Bell Reserve, the travelling Red Hill chose to bat first. They lost their first opener for a duck but recovered well from there. All of Red Hill’s middle order performed well on the day, and they ended up putting 189 runs on the board by the time their innings expired. Pines bowler Patrick Jackson played a part, helping to clean up the tail and finishing with good figures of 4/24. Pines’ run chase started well with a 38 run opening stand, but they quickly started to lose qtickets. They steadied the ship and ended up in a good position at 5/120, requiring 70 more for the win. The tail end was not able to hold up for Pines, and they ended up all out for 164. At Ballam Park on Saturday, Long Island played host to Moorooduc. Long Island chose to bat first and did well, with eight of their batsmen reaching double digit figures. Despite being consistently good, none of Long Island’s batsmen went on to make a big score, and they ended up all out for a decent total of 159. Moorooduc opener Ben Williams did most of the heavy lifting during the run chase, putting 47 runs on the board. Unfortunately for him he got no help from his teammates, as the next five batsmen in for Mooroduc

were all dismissed for less than five runs each. A spirited showing from the tail helped, but Moorooduc still fell short and were all out for 112. At Ditterich Reserve, Heatherhill did well to defend their total of 166 against Main Ridge. Heatherhill’s Kieran Lenehan did well with ball in hand, taking 4/20. Pearcedale had a tough day at home, when they were soundly defeated by Somerville. A brilliant team effort from Somerville’s top order set them up well, and they ended up setting target of 225 to win. Pearcedale couldn’t get close, and only put 90 runs on the board in their 40 over innings.


A STUNNING 142 run third wicket partnership has helped set up Carrum for an impressive win over Delacombe Park. Campbell Ak and Jake D’Atri did the damage, each notching up half centuries. Delacombe Park were faced with a target of 200 runs to chase down, and gave it their best shot. They put together a respectable innings, but ended up falling 29 runs short of the win. D’Atri stopped all chance of Delacombe Park snatching the win by cleaning up the tail order. He posted figures of 4/22 to round out a man of the match performance.

Hastings had a good day against Rosebud, as they chased down a target of 130 with ease. Luke Hewitt was at his best for Hastings, scoring 71 not out to help Hastings chase down their target with 12 overs to spare and 9 wickets in hand. At Cyril Fox Reserve, Crib Point’s total of 226 proved far too big a task for Seaford Tigers. Matthew Blake was Crib Point’s best with bat in hand, passing his half century. Seaford Tigers started well, and at 0/62 it looked as if they might be a chance of snatching the win. They quickly fell to 4/64, and couldn’t recover from there. Seaford Tigers ended up all out for 142. Mt Martha struggled badly against Dromana on Saturday, setting just 89 runs for their opponents to win. Dromana didn’t do it easy during their run chase, but eventually claimed the win with four wickets in hand.


FRANKSTON YCW just held on to claim a thrilling win over Tootgarook over the weekend. The Stonecats made the call to bat first at Tootgarook’s home ground, and started well with a 50 run opening stand. Although they batted well they were a little slow at times. YCW ended up

at 7/139 at the end of their 40 over innings. Tootgarook got off to a great start and were in the box seat at 2/106. A tail order collapse put their run chase in jeopardy, and as the wickets started to fall the runs started to dry up too. Tootgarook’s early hard work was undone as they ended up running out of time. They finished 9 runs short of the win at the expiration of their innings. Nick Barfuss claimed the last two wickets of the innings to help the Stonecats scrape over the line. A brilliant innings of 84 from Scott Manders has helped Seaford claim a tight four wicket win over Tyabb. The Yabbies chose to bat first and started well, looking comfortable at 1/95. By the end of their innings Tyabb had put 174 runs on the board, a target which they would have felt good about defending. After a shaky start, Manders came in at number three and grabbed the game by the scruff of their neck for Seaford. His side ended up reaching their target with an over and four wickets to spare. James Quarby put together an innings for the ages for Carrum Downs, smashing 8 sixes and 13 fours on his way to a total of 123. His side set a target of 204 for their Balnarring opponents to chase down. Balnarring’s top order were poor and they fell short. Skye had a difficult day at home and saw their total of 197 easily chased

down by Boneo. Rye also struggled on Saturday, and were bowled out for 93. Ballam Park claimed victory over them on the day.


MT ELIZA proved too good for Mornington on Saturday in their second match for the season. Mornington chose to bat first and despite losing one opener for a duck, did well. They finished at 7/168 after their 40 overs, a respectable total. Mt Eliza had little trouble chasing down their target, and ended up claiming the win with six wickets and ten overs to spare. Opener Tim Clarke and number four batsman Jsutin Grant both passed their half centuries for Mt Eliza to help their side get the win. Chris Brittain’s entertaining century, featuring 7 fours and 7 sixes, helped Baxter claim a win over Flinders. Baxter looked brilliant and ended up at 6/230 at the end of their innings. Flinders worked hard but fell well and truly short at the end of their stint with the bat. They finished at 8/161. Langwarrin easily defended their total of 196 against Baden Powell at Lloyd Park. Tom Hussey’s innings of 82 was the highlight of the day for Langy. Peninsula OB also had a good day, with Sorrento failing in their efforts to chase down a target of 167 to win.

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Loyalty key to Skye’s success SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie LOYALTY is a word that Skye United gaffer Phil McGuinness uses often when discussing his newly promoted senior squad. “To be honest the main reason we’ve come so far is not down to the committee, not down to me and Stephen (Duffy, assistant coach), it’s down to the players and their loyalty,” McGuinness said. “This group is really, really close knit and anything you put in front of them they grab with both hands. “A lot of our success simply comes down to them. “These guys could all get a lot more to play at other clubs but their loyalty and commitment has taken us to where we are.” And right now that is the heady heights of State 2 South-East just a handful of years after teetering on the edge of the State 4 abyss. In some ways Skye is at the crossroads in its evolution despite winning promotion this year. It now finds itself competing against clubs with significantly higher playing budgets and it has to decide how it will deal with that. McGuinness and Duffy plan to meet shortly with the club to discuss this issue, their plans for the pre-season and the club’s aims for 2020. “If the club wants to get bigger and progress then its current policy needs to change,” McGuinness added. At 36 he is one of the youngest senior coaches in State 2 ranks but the sport is in his blood. He comes from a soccer-mad family in Edenderry in County Offaly in Ireland where his father was chairman of the local club and when he arrived in Melbourne in January 2012 it didn’t take him long to get involved with Langwarrin first as a player then as a coach. He coached Langy’s reserves to the 2014 championship then switched to Skye to assist senior coach Billy Armour. He had no intentions of playing but Armour talked him into it and despite his dodgy ankles (that have been operated on nine times) he played the last 15 games of the season and Skye narrowly avoided relegation. The demands of work and a young family forced him to step back from his involvement until Armour phoned last year to tell him that he had left Skye and encouraged him to apply for the vacant coaching position. “I was always going to work with

Promotion celebrations: Skye United senior coach Phil Guinness (centre) is all smiles as he joins players and supporters after the final match of the 2019 season. Picture: Gemma Sliz

Stephen and when I went for the interview at Skye I think they might have had an assistant in mind but I just told them that I had the perfect candidate and asked them to trust me and they did.” That trust was rewarded with this year’s success and although McGuinness is under no illusions about the task facing Skye next season his confidence in his players is unshakeable. “I was extremely happy with the group we finished the season with but at the start of the season we had players who were injured or weren’t even at the club. “I know how hard it will be next year and for us to get promoted we will definitely need to add two or three players to the squad. “But for us to stay in State League 2 and let the club build for a year or two then I think the playing group that’s there at the moment is well able to match a lot of teams in that league.” There may be some departures from the current senior squad but McGuinness expects them to be minimal. “It’s possible that one or two players might hang up the boots or find it hard to keep going due to work commitments but if I lose any players I don’t think it will be to other clubs.”

An important factor in Skye’s 2019 success was the fitness of the senior squad. McGuinness and Duffy drove the players hard during last pre-season and the prevailing view was that this senior squad was the fittest group in the league. But when pre-season starts in November the players can expect to be asked to attain an even higher fitness level. “This pre-season will be harder than the last because I think you have to raise the ante in State 2. “A lot of people talked about the standard of our fitness last season which is a compliment to me and Stephen not that we’re looking for that. “I think we’ll be fitter going into this pre-season than we were last preseason so we’ll be hitting the ground running so to speak. “If any team in State League 2 underestimates us I think they will be in for a shock.” Meanwhile Football Victoria last week announced the restructured NPL junior set-up for season 2020. The junior boys’ NPL will include under-13s, under-14s, under-15s and under-16 teams only. The NPL under12s will now be included in the ex-

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isting FV under-12 community competitions and the under-18s join the under-20s as part of the senior NPL set-up. The first 11 games of next NPL junior season will be a pre-qualification phase to grade clubs in what will become a three-league structure. The 48 clubs with junior NPL licences have been placed into four regionalised leagues for the prequalification phase and the Southern Region consists of Bentleigh Greens, Berwick City, Dandenong City, Dandenong Thunder, Gippsland, Glen Eira, Kingston City, Langwarrin, Mornington, Oakleigh Cannons, Peninsula Strikers and Springvale White Eagles. The season starts in early February. In NPL2 news Langwarrin resigned 18-year-old goalkeeper Colby Jones last week. Jones is trialling with A-League newcomer Western United and has signed as understudy to Langy’s senior keeper Fraser Maclaren. Langwarrin still is negotiating with a number of senior players including Callum and Luke Goulding, Jordan Templin and Lucas Portelli. At this stage from the squad that finished last season only David Stir-

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ton, Max Etheridge and Boris Ovcin have left. Last week the Lawton Park outfit had its status in next year’s restructured NPL2 league confirmed by Football Victoria and faces the prospect of competing in arguably the toughest competition in its history. The league consists of Bulleen, Brunswick City, Goulburn Valley, Kingston City, Langwarrin, Manningham United, Moreland City, Moreland Zebras, Northcote City, North Geelong, Pascoe Vale and Werribee City. In State 2 news Peninsula Strikers appointed Paul Williams as senior coach last week. This is his third senior appointment after spells at Swinburne and Frankston Pines and he has been involved with Strikers as a junior and reserves coach and senior and reserves player for 10 years. He coached the reserves last season to a second-placed finish. “I’m really excited to be given this opportunity and the first thing on the agenda is to speak to the players both individually and as a group,” Williams said. “Obviously the reserves finished second and there are a few players in that group who I feel if given the chance could step up (to the senior squad). “I’m expecting that eight to 10 players in the senior squad last season will still be involved (next season).” Alex Halikias who coached Strikers under-20s last season will assist Williams while Donn Delaney who coached Langwarrin’s under-15s to the NPL title this year will coach the reserves. In State 3 news one of the worst kept secrets in local soccer circles became official last week when Frankston Pines announced the reappointment of Kevin “Squizzy” Taylor as senior coach. Taylor still has not settled on an assistant but on the playing front is exploring the possibility of trialling three young Japanese players who have all been involved in the youth programs of J-League clubs. The 22-year-old defender, 23-yearold midfielder and 23-year-old forward are all currently involved in the Japanese university competition.


Seth’s Super Guineas win HORSE RACING

By Ben Triandafillou THE Anthony Freedman-trained Super Seth has steamed home to score one of the narrowest victories in the $2 million Group One Caulfield Guineas on Saturday 12 October. The unbeaten Queenslander Alligator Blood looked home for all money after kicking a few lengths clear in the straight but the Dundeel three-yearold, Super Seth, unleashed a powerful final sprint to rush from near the rear of the field and get up right on the line. Super Seth’s outstanding performance was backed up on the clocked as he ran the sixth-fastest last 200m for the entire meeting with a split of 11.31sec and ran the mile 0.73sec faster than the Godolphin-owned, Flit, in the Group One Thousand Guineas. Part-owner of Super Seth, Jonathan Munz, also had Groundswell, who he bred and part-owns, finish in third place. Both horses are trained by Freedman at Munz’s Pinecliff property in Mount Eliza. Freedman said it’s taken a fair bit of work to get Super Seth to where he is now. “It doesn’t come naturally to him, he’s a bit goofy and does a few things wrong,” he said. “I wasn’t convinced he’d run a mile to be honest so we thought he may end up back at the Coolmore (Stud Stakes) but the target was always to try and win a stallion race with him. “He had a good two-year-old prep and he came back well but he needed to lift to win today and I think obvi-

Super finish: The Anthony Freedmantrained Super Seth (outside) narrowly defeats Alligator Blood in the $2 million Group One Caulfield Guineas. Picture: Supplied

ously the winkers did that today.” The win provided jockey Mark Zahra with back-to-back Group One victories after taking out the Group One Caulfield Stakes (2000m) aboard the Lindsay Park-trained Cape of Good

Hope in the race prior. “When I finally got him to balance and level out, he really let rip,” Zahra said of Super Seth. “He’ll get even further I think, it’s just great because I’ve had a bit to do

with him and I know a few of the owners. It’s great to see the plan all come together, he’s still learning, but the sky’s the limit.” Munz and Freedman also combined with the three-year-old filly, South-

bank, to place third by a head in the Group One Thousand Guineas. As for Super Seth’s future, Freedman said he’ll likely go for a break and will concentrate on returning for the Autumn.

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