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Volunteers thanked SELFLESS people who pitch in for the good of the community deserve a pat on the back during National Volunteer Week from 21-27 May. The mayor Cr Colin Hampton publicly thanked volunteers across Frankston at the latest council meeting on 14 May. “They’re special people in our community,” Cr Hampton said. “It’s a heartfelt thank you to all our wonderful volunteers in Frankston city and across our region.” The mayor said about 17,000 volunteers contribute more than 40,000 hours collectively each year to community causes and this is equivalent to more than $1.2 million in donations. “Volunteers play an integral role in our community, lending their time and talents to support and enhance the lives of others and in protecting our natural environment,” Cr Hampton said. Welfare, emergency service, education, sports and environmental volunteers keep many community organisations afloat. See impactvolunteering.org.au based at Frankston Library or call 03 9770 6492 for information on volunteer opportunities within the region. Neil Walker Food’s up: Meals on Wheels volunteers Robert, left, Michelle, Ken, Zita and Anne dish up food as part of a council service. Pic: Gary Sissons
Consultants arrive at council Neil Walker firstname.lastname@example.org CONSULTANTS have visited Frankston Council alongside the municipal monitor brought in last year to help councillors get along with each other and ratepayers will foot the bill. Former Carlton Football Club chairman Michael Malouf, also a former CEO at several councils, hosted a two-
and-a-half-hour governance workshop for councillors last month. When asked by The Times, council CEO Dennis Hovenden confirmed Mr Malouf’s management consultant business has been hired by council. “The municipal monitor recommended that the councillors hold a governance development workshop. This workshop focused on procedures and behaviours which support good governance,” Mr
Hovenden said in a statement. “Malouf Management Services Pty Ltd were engaged to facilitate that workshop, at a cost of $4938. Council is responsible for this cost.” Monitor Prue Digby, the former CEO of the Victorian Building Authority, arrived at council in December last year to attend council meetings and report back to Victorian Local Government Minister Marlene Kairouz.
Ms Digby is tracking councillors’ behaviour and “the chief executive officer’s policies and practices that manage the interactions between councillors and council staff, and compliance with these policies and practices” according to terms of reference published online by the state government. The state government previously advised the municipal monitor’s remuneration is fixed at $1200 per day, and the
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Civil service: Municipal monitor Pru Digby has recommended councillors attend good governance workshops. Picture: Gary Sissons
‘Best behaviour’ workshop for councillors Continued from page 1 Ms Digby told The Times “there is nothing unusual” in councils hiring consultants to speak to councillors about good governance practices. “Most councils do this on a regular basis,” she said. Ms Digby said council had previously hired Mr Malouf for other work so “was comfortable” bringing his consultancy in to work on governance matters. Mr Malouf was hired by council as a facilitator between councillors and the CEO during Mr Hovenden’s annual performance review held
last month (“CEO knocks back pay hike”, The Times 23/4/18). It is common practice for councils to hire a facilitator during the CEO performance review process to help assess and set key performance indicators. The monitor said a decision on how often Mr Malouf would visit council and subsequent workshops, with associated costs to ratepayers, has not yet been determined. According to a LinkedIn profile, Mr Malouf is a former CEO of Melbourne City Council (1997-2003), Greater Geelong Council (1995-
1997) and Wyndham Council (19941995). He was chairman of AFL football club Carlton from 2003 until 2007. Elsewhere in Victoria, a monitor is also in place at Ararat Council and two monitors are at Greater Geelong Council. Central Goldfields Shire councillors were sacked in August last year by the Labor state government and administrators were appointed to run council services. The Local Government Minister can stand down councillors on the advice of a monitor.
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Big win for Ally’s family in budget Neil Walker email@example.com A SEAFORD family feels like it won the lottery in this month’s federal budget but “the win” has nothing to do with putting cash into their hip pocket. The Clarke family is rapt that daughter Ally, 10, has “a second chance at life” thanks to a federal government decision to add a drug treatment for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison announced that Spinraza will be available on the PBS. It would otherwise cost families more than $365,000 each year. Ally’s mother Georgia Clarke told The Times last year the drug is financially out of reach for most families (“New drug for Ally and all would be ‘life changer’”, The Times 20/11/17). Mrs Clarke was overjoyed in the wake of the 2018-19 federal budget announced on Tuesday 8 May. “For our family, it’s a second chance at life. We’re on a different path now,” she said. “We’ve basically been given our daughter’s life back and it’s amazing. It’s the best feeling in the world.” Mrs Clarke said it was upsetting to see Ally “get weaker, not stronger” as she grew up and the Spinraza treatment, administered by lumbar puncture injection three times a year, will “put the brakes on” the impact of spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic disorder that causes
extreme fatigue and lack of muscle strength. “For Ally, it means the sort of things like going to school, and spending time with her friends, and walking … things we all take for granted.” She thanked federal Dunkley Liberal MP Chris Crewther, Flinders Liberal MP and Health Minister Greg Hunt and Mr Morrison who “listened to our story — really listened” before making the drug manufactured by Biogen available to families on the PBS. “They’ve acted so credit where credit is due,” Mrs Clarke said. Mr Hunt, Mr Crewther and Mr Morrison met Ally at Frankston Hospital on Friday 11 May. Mr Hunt said putting Spinraza on the PBS would allow young patients like Ally Clarke to “have a full, long, rich life”. “[If it wasn’t on the PBS] the drug would otherwise have cost $367,000, which no Australian family, apart from a fortunate few, could afford. In this budget, we’ve committed $240 million to give Ally and other children [with SMA] access to life-saving and life-changing treatment.” Mrs Clarke also thanked SMA Australia and the Royal Children’s Hospital for support and Spinraza manufacturer Biogen alongside the politicians who made the drug available on the PBS. “They’ve given Ally and a generation of children with spinal muscular atrophy a quality of life not possible without this treatment.”
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Brighter future: Georgia Clarke has thanked politicians for listening to the plight of spinal muscular atrophy afflicted Ally. Picture: Gary Sissons
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NEWS DESK Man of letters GUEST speaker at the June meeting of the Mornington Peninsula Family History Society Carol Rosenhain will discuss the life and work of James Malcolm Lean, MBE, who she wrote about in The Man Who Held the Nation’s Grief. The book tells the story of the man who had the unenviable task of writing letters of condolence to the parents of Australian soldiers killed in WWI. Formed almost 40 years ago, in 1979, the society has compiled an extensive library and resource centre in the Frankston South Recreation Centre, 55 Towerhill Road, Frankston. New members are able to attend a free beginners’ class. Other classes cover various topics to do with family history, including a DNA class. Resources include books, journals, microfiche and microfilm, plus computers with access to Ancestry, Findmypast and the British newspaper archive. President Lynne Emblin said the society’s computers held local, interstate and overseas records. The local history index gave researchers access library records relating to early settlers in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula area. History books published by members include Naming Frankston Streets - The People and Their Stories, Echoes From The Front - Frankston's Avenue of Honour, Langwarrin Settlers and Soldiers and 100 Years In Skye 1850-1950. The library opens at 11.30am Saturdays for research with the a guest speaker at 1.30pm on the first Saturday in February, April, June, August, October and December. Other opening times are 10.30am2.30pm Tuesday and Thursday, and 2-5pm Sundays. Yearly membership is $45 single, $70 family, or $10 a day.
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Electorate change objections mount Neil Walker firstname.lastname@example.org MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire council has lodged objections to boundary changes to the Dunkley electorate that would see Mornington and the northern part of Baxter move into the Flinders electorate. Shire mayor Cr Bryan Payne wrote to the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) on 4 May to voice concerns about proposed electorate boundary changes to both Dunkley and Flinders. “In particular, we are concerned about the separation of Mount Eliza from the neighbouring township of Mornington,” Cr Payne stated in a letter to the AEC. “Mount Eliza benefits from being part of the same federal electorate as the township of Mornington, which is a major activity centre for Mount Eliza residents”. The Times reported last week that federal Dunkley Liberal MP Chris Crewther urged community groups and individuals to object to the boundary changes (“MP against electorate changes”, The Times 14/5/18). ABC elections analyst Antony Green has calculated Dunkley, won with a 1.4 per cent slim majority by Mr Crewther at the 2016 federal election, would be winnable for Labor with a margin of 1.3 per cent based on votes cast in 2016. Mr Green initially estimated a 0.9 per cent margin for Labor before revising the possible margin to 1.3 per cent. The Age reported Ukraine’s am-
Trading places: Flinders MP Greg Hunt, left, may gain Mount Eliza and part of Baxter from neighbouring Dunkley MP Chris Crewther’s, right, electorate. Picture: Gary Sissons
bassador to Australia, Dr Mykola Kulinich, submitted an objection to the Dunkley boundary change stating: “Ukraine-Australian relations can only be strengthened further by Mornington remaining within the Dunkley electorate”. “I believe that the Ukrainian community in Dunkley will be disadvantaged by separating Mornington from
the electorate, where many reside,” Dr Kulinich wrote in an email to the AEC. “One example is the ever-growing Blue Bay Cheese that has businesses in both Mornington and Frankston. This is a successful Ukrainian-Australian owned business. “They and their many mainly Ukrainian-Australian employees
should not have to deal with two members of parliament, particularly given they deal with many immigration and employment related matters on a regular basis.” The seat of Flinders has been held by Liberal MP and federal Health Minister Greg Hunt since 2001 and was retained with an 11.8 per cent majority in 2016. If the boundary changes are implemented Carrum Downs, Sandhurst and Skye in Dunkley’s north will switch to the Isaacs electorate held by federal Labor MP Mark Dreyfus. The AEC received 32 objections to the planned Dunkley boundary changes and 35 against changes to the Flinders electorate footprint. Some objectors made submissions against changes to both electorates as part of their sole objection. Mornington & District Historical Society, the University of Third Age in Mornington, Mornington Little Athletics Centre, Beleura Junior Football Club, Baxter Residents and Traders Progress Action Committee (BRATPAC), Blue Bay Cheese, SAI Home and Community Care and the Frankston Dolphins Football Netball Club were organisations that made objections to the AEC about electorate changes. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visited Seaford Hotel last Tuesday evening (15 May) for a “Politics in the Pub” event in the marginal seat of Dunkley.
Shire off line in train talks Keith Platt email@example.com MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire wants Hastings, not Baxter, to be the end of the line when it comes to an electrified railway. The Labor state government has started a study to assess the cost benefits of electrifying the line from Frankston to Baxter with $3 million from the federal Coalition government. However, Mornington Peninsula Shire says Baxter – which lies within its municipal boundary – is not suitable for an electric train terminus. The shire, which feels it has been left out of the planning to electrify the line, says it is “imperative” that it be included in any future discussions. Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison joined fellow Liberal MPs Greg Hunt (Flinders) and Chris Crewther (Dunkley) in Frankston on Friday 11 May to spruik the latest federal budget (“Big bucks for rail but timing means everything” The Times 14/5/18). Mr Morrison said the rail line extension had long been an important local project. While the budget includes a pledge to spend $225 million to electrify the rail line to Baxter, Mr Crewther said the total cost had been put at $500-$800 million, so state funding will also be needed. Labor candidate for Dunkley Peta Murphy branded the funding “a hoax”, saying the full $225 million is not “actually in the budget”. Neither Mr Crewther or Mr Hunt mentioned electorate boundary changes proposed by the Australian Electoral Commission while in Frankston (“Electoral ground moves for MPs” The Times 10/4/18). If the AEC’s proposal is adopted, Mr Crewther’s Dunkley electorate would lose Baxter and Mornington, which would then be added to Mr Hunt’s Flinders electorate. Meanwhile, Mornington Peninsula councillors are wondering why they have not been consulted about major transport changes proposed for a township within their shire. The shire’s polite approach to the state and federal governments - contained in an “advocacy paper” - belies the real position which sees some councillors seeing red over being left out of talks. Cr David Gill is a bit more forthright: “In my view is that this distant project is just electioneering for the [electorally] close Frankston area federal seat and if they were serious the shire would have been consulted.” He said the current federal budget should be “carefully scrutinised to see what will be in future budgets and in how many years time”.
The shire says moving train stabling and maintenance and car parking “down the line” to Baxter “appears to be primarily to free up land in Frankston for development”. Making land available at Baxter would require “pushing out the Urban Growth Boundary and encroaching on the Mornington Peninsula Green Wedge”. “Electrification would offer minimal benefit to residents of the Mornington Peninsula, at an unacceptable cost,” the shire states in its advocacy paper. It goes on to say that Hastings has been identified as a major activity centre and the “Port of Hastings industrial precinct as being of state significance”. Hastings — connected by rail to Stony Point — “is a far more appropriate destination for electric rail than Baxter”. The shire says Hastings has the capacity for population and industrial growth and there is “ample land” around its railway station to stable and maintain trains. “Given the significant impact any changes to the current Stony Point service would have on Mornington Peninsula communities, it is imperative that the Mornington Peninsula Shire council be recognised as a stakeholder and engaged with accordingly in discussions on electrification of any part of the service going forward,” the advocacy paper states. When asked if the shire had been involved in any discussions with MPs or their representatives, the mayor Cr Bryan Payne said: “Council looks forward to working positively with both levels of government to ensure Mornington Peninsula Shire and the community is kept informed throughout the process. This will help ensure the benefits and impacts that this rail project should bring to the peninsula community will be strategically and carefully worked through in a timely manner.”
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Cars stripped POLICE would like to hear from anyone who has seen car thieves putting cars on the back of a flatbed trailer and ripping the carcass off by tying the car frame to lampposts. There has been a spate of car thefts in the Langwarrin and Carrum Downs areas over the past few months. Thieves have stripped the cars of engines, parts and seats before removing VIN and ID numbers and hauling the car frames off the body of the vehicle.
‘On yer bike’ Finn looks through an observatory telescope. Pictures: Tony Nightingale
Seeing stars for the record AN attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the most people stargazing across multiple venues will be held this week at The Briars Astronomy Centre, Mt Martha. Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society will host the event which aims to have the most people ever stargazing at the moon through a telescope or binoculars for a 10-minute period, tomorrow night (23 May). The world record of 7960 people at 37 locations was set in 2015 by the Australian National University. Society members say they are “aiming to set a record so large that it will be nearly impossible to break again”. The event will include a live screening of Stargazing Live with Professor Brian Cox. Those attending will need to bring their own telescopes or binoculars or buy their own at: face-
book.com/events/139925546846659/ for $8. These on-line telescopes are 30mm in diameter and include an adjustable focus and small tripod. They will be handed out on the night and can be taken home afterwards. Participants in the record attempt will not be permitted to share telescopes or binoculars. Photographer Tony Nightingale said the record attempt would take place even if there is cloud or rain as only a 10-minute viewing window on the moon was needed. Admission is $5 which includes tea and coffee. Event registration and telescope collection is at 7pm. The Stargazing Live broadcast is at 8pm. The world record attempt will take place during the broadcast, 8-9pm. The Briars Astronomy Centre is at Melway 151 E1.
A HUSBAND and wife at a Gould Street, Frankston got a rude awakening in the early hours of Wednesday 16 May. A man threatened the husband who went outside to talk to the passerby seen under the deck at the home. The offender threatened the Gould Street resident and demanded keys for a motorbike parked out the front of the property. When the man refused and went back inside the house the unwelcome guest threw a paver and smashed a front bedroom window. Police arrived shortly after the paver was thrown and arrested a 35-year-old South Yarra man. He will face charges of attempted armed robbery and resisting arrest. Police said the South Yarra man and the Frankston householders were not known to each other and the attempted theft of the motorbike seemed to be a “random” incident.
Police chase fatality A 79-YEAR-OLD Mt Eliza man died in hospital on Friday (18 May), weeks after a police car collided with a vehicle during the pursuit of a silver Commodore sedan. Police pursued the sedan, alleged to have been involved in serious offences, on Nepean Highway near Mount Eliza Way at about 8.20pm on 14 April. A police car collided with another vehicle near Humphries Road. Four occupants were taken to hospital at the time. Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives will investigate the fatal collision. Police said the fatality will be investigated by Professional Standards Command, IBAC and the coroner.
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A CAR careered off Eel Race Road in Seaford at about 10pm on Saturday 13 May and hit a tree. A driver, 17, from Seaford and passenger, 18, also from Seaford, were both trapped in the vehicle for some time before they were freed by emergency rescue workers. The driver was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries and an ambulance took the passenger to hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police will investigate whether speed was a contributing factor to the crash.
POLICE are seeking to identify a woman after a deception incident at Rosebud on Saturday 13 January. At about 1am a woman entered a Point Nepean Road service station and bought items using a stolen credit card. She is Caucasian in appearance, in her late teens to early 20s, and was wearing a white dressing gown. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or report confidentially online at crimestoppers.com.au online.
Authorities sick of jet-ski hoons’ conduct MARITIME Safety Victoria will put the heat on jet ski “hoons” after little sign of improvement in behaviour as the peak season comes to an end. “A small but reckless group of jet ski operators are ignoring how dangerous their machines can be,” MSV acting director of maritime safety Rachel Gualano said. “Much like on our roads, irresponsible operation of high-powered machines, often without adequate experience, poses the threat of serious injury and fatalities. “Every agency involved in ensuring all water users have equal enjoyment of our bays, rivers and lakes – including Victoria Police – has had enough of the behaviour of jet ski hoons,” she said. During Maritime Safety Victoria’s ‘Ride Right’ summer campaign, more
than 100 personal watercraft (PWC) riders were fined in a crackdown alongside Victoria Police officers. More than 450 riders of PWCs such as jet skis were approached - and while most played it safe, 67 riders received multiple infringement notices for flouting the rules. The worst locations for jet ski hooning were found to be at Carrum, Port Melbourne, Safety Beach and St Kilda. Breach of speed and distance rules leads to a $317 fine. Riding an unregistered craft or riding unlicensed can cost $793. If a speed and distance rule offence, or operating unlicensed, is successfully prosecuted, courts can impose up to $3171 for each offence. Courts can impose a $9514 penalty and criminal conviction for operating an unregistered craft.
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Lobby group spreads influence Neil Walker email@example.com RATEPAYERS’ money will go to a lobby group pushing for more federal and state funding for Frankston. A 5-1 majority of councillors at the 14 May public council meeting agreed council should join the Committee for Greater Frankston, a self-described “visionary politically independent think tank that advocates to all levels of government for a better deal for the Frankston region”. The committee will receive $10,000 from council each year. Committee for Greater Frankston membership is split into three tiers according to its website: ‘Corporate Sapphire ($3000), ‘Corporate Gold ($7000) and ‘Corporate Diamond’ ($10,000). Schools can pay $2000 a year and individuals $1000. The group is headed by president Fred Harrison, CEO of Ritchies food and liquor stores, committee CEO Ginevra Hosking, granddaughter of Frankston’s first mayor Perc Hosking who founded Hoskings Jewellers, and vice-president Christine Richards, a former Frankston councillor and mayor. Cr Quinn McCormack was the sole voice of concern about council signing up as a Committee for Greater Frankston member. “I don’t think council should have a seat on the Committee For Greater Frankston’s table and I don’t think we should be contributing financially to what is in effect a lobby group which has by definition the intention of influencing decisions made by a government,” Cr
Steering committee: Ex-Frankston mayor Christine Richards among leaders of the Committee For Greater Frankston. Pic: Gary Sissons
McCormack said at the meeting. “We are indeed a local government. “The committee is set up to influence legislators and officials. “If we were to be a member of this group there’s a concern around our independence and the Committee For Greater Frankston’s independence.” Council CEO Dennis Hovenden will “sit at the table” at the committee on council’s behalf. A council officers’ report tabled at the meeting noted councils elsewhere across Victoria — including Melbourne City Council and Greater Geelong Council — have signed up to join such lobby groups in their regions. The Committee for Greater Frankston
has advocated for the duplication of Lathams Road in Carrum Downs and the electrification of the Frankston line to Baxter and Langwarrin. State and federal funding respectively has been pledged in the past months for both major transport infrastructure projects. Cr Kris Bolam praised the lobby group at the council meeting. “They’re doing great work. They’re very professional. They’re very influential,” he said. “So $10,000 in the scheme of things is really quite a good investment for what we’ll be getting out of it.” Cr Bolam said council will not be duty bound to agree with all of the Committee for Greater Frankston’s views and
objectives, noting council has a different point of view on any Port of Hastings development. The committee wants to push ahead with a second major container port for the Melbourne region at Hastings while a narrow majority of councillors voted late last year to no longer support the port project amid environmental concerns about impacts on Western Port Bay. Committee for Greater Frankston CEO Ginevra Hosking said the group is “thrilled” at council’s decision to sign up as a member. “Annual subscriptions go towards research into what improvements can best benefit the wider community,” she said.
“We research and publish dossiers and background documents, issue media releases, email news to members and maintain a website.” Crs Bolam, Sandra Mayer, Lillian O’Connor, Steve Toms and the mayor Cr Colin Hampton voted for council to join the Committee for Greater Frankston. Cr Quinn McCormack voted against membership. Cr Glenn Aitken was not in the council chamber at the time of the vote. Crs Brian Cunial and Michael O’Reilly were not at the meeting. Ms Hosking said the committee has 42 corporate and community members. Frankston Council owned Peninsula Leisure, manager of the Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre (PARC), is listed among the members on the group’s website. Peninsula Leisure CEO Tim Gledhill said the company is a ‘Corporate Gold’ member. “Our organisational values and passion for the region align, and we will continue to support organisations, such as the committee, who advocate to ensure Frankston realises its social and economic potential”. Mr Hovenden confirmed councillors did not vote on Peninsula Leisure’s membership of the committee. “Council did not make a decision for Peninsula Leisure to join. “While wholly owned by council, Peninsula Leisure is a fully independent company and makes its own decisions with regards to matters such as this.” Councillors decided to review the $10,000 membership each year.
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Orange day to honour SES PEOPLE can show appreciation this month for State Emergency Services volunteers who help out during road rescues and storms. Wednesday 23 May is Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW) Day, a nationwide day for Australians to dress in orange to thank SES crews for their assistance in fraught times. SES volunteers across Victoria responded to more than 31,000 requests for help last year, putting in 302,623 hours collectively to respond to emergencies. VICSES operations chief officer Tim Wiebusch said WOW Day “is an important day of appreciation for our volun-
teers who selflessly dedicate their time and skills to helping their communities during their times of greatest need”. “Every day our volunteers are prepared to drop everything and put on their orange overalls to respond to requests for assistance from their local communities,” Mr Wiebusch said. “Wearing orange on 23 May at your workplace, school or wherever you may be, will show appreciation for our volunteers, along with the families and employers that make this support possible.” Messages of thanks to VICSES volunteers can be shared on WOW Day using the hashtags #thankyouSES and #WOWday on Facebook and Twitter.
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Anzac Day tribute: Left, Beverley Warren is presented with her great-uncle’s medals and a formal death certificate by Captain Steven Giuliani. Right, Private Edward Attfield’s great-niece Beverley Warren with daughter Gayle Cowan and grandson “Little Ned”. Ms Warren is holding a photo of Private Attfield who was formally identified by in August last year. He is second from left, back row. Picture: Supplied
‘Deserter’ cleared with full military honours THE Merricks North family of a WWI soldier who went missing in Cairo and was labelled a deserter by the army in Egypt in 1916 is overjoyed that his reputation has been restored. Minister for Defence Personnel and Veterans Affairs Darren Chester confirmed prior to Anzac Day that Private Edward ‘Ned’ Attfield, who disappeared in Egypt and who had previously been incorrectly recorded as an illegal absentee, had in fact been strangled and his unidentified body buried in the Old Cairo War Cemetery. No one linked him with the unidentified body at the time and it was the
Army’s acceptance last year – that he was that person – that proved his case. Confirmation of the error led to the 5th Battalion AIF veteran being posthumously honoured at the Balnarring and District Anzac Day service on 25 April. “This represents the culmination of a great deal of effort from researchers, family and agencies from around the world,” Mr Chester said. “It is a wonderful occasion to rectify the record on a true hero of Gallipoli on Anzac Day 2018.” RAN Commander and Officer-inCharge Matthew Keogh, who was in charge of the Balnarring and District Anzac Day service, said the presentation was a “huge honour for us at Bal-
narring”. Private Attfield’s great-niece Beverley Warren was presented with newly struck medals and an official death certificate – honours denied to the family causing much grief 102 years ago. At the same time, in Egypt, the Australian Ambassador Neil Hawkins unveiled a new headstone on Private Attfield’s grave presented by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. On it, the family chose to include the inscription: “I once was lost, but now am found” to honour the soldier who had previously served twice at Gallipoli. Private Attfield did not seem the type to desert. His great-great niece
Gayle Cowan said he had tried seven times to enlist and had been wounded twice and suffered dysentery before returning to his unit at the front. In trying to prove his case, she said the mystified family showed the army letters he had written home only days before he disappeared which portrayed him, at 24, as a disciplined soldier with property in South Yarra who gave no hint of deserting. The official condemnation of his illegal absence had hit the family hard, she said: Family members received no medals, family pension or otherwise, and could not attend Anzac Day commemorations because they felt “out of place”. The family had no sense of closure
as a body, officially, had not been found and he was presumed to be on the run. Probate on his will was not granted until 10 years later and his father was said to have died of a “broken heart”. “They didn’t talk of his supposed desertion because they did not believe it,” Ms Cowan said. It was not until August 2017 that the army’s identification board accepted evidence from Unrecovered War Casualties—Army and concluded that there was sufficient evidence to confirm that the body in the grave was that of Private Attfield. “Thankfully, there’s been a happy ending – even after 102 years,” Ms Cowan said.
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21 May 2018
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Bring the train back to Mornington How nice to see the government pledge of big money for the electrification of the rail link between Frankston and Baxter.(“Big bucks for rail but timing means everything” The Times 14/5/18). Here in Mornington, we had a rail link to Frankston for 91 years before it was closed in 1981 by an extraordinarily foolish, short sighted state government. Mornington, Mt Martha and environs are expanding rapidly and, being both visionary and cynic, I can foresee housing developments in every paddock right up to the Mooroduc highway and possibly beyond. We are going to need that railway line - we need it again already. The elements of it are still in place, with a rail line down to Yuilles Road almost to the Nepean highway, thanks to the wonderful work of the railway preservation society. It might be impossible to restore the line back to central Mornington, but Yuilles Road would do, the centre of Mornington has shifted. The Tanti Creek, now just a drain, runs alongside the rail line and could be partly connected to a pipe like it already is as it flows under the Nepean Highway. Then fill in the creek and there would be a 100 acres or more of dirt-cheap virgin land adjacent to the rail terminal at Yuilles Road, eminently suitable for a large transport interchange, with train station, bus terminals, shops, parking available; a facility which would serve this district well for at least 91 years. In planning the business case and all of the other delays, reviews and consultations for Baxter, this should be considered as an inclusion. Brian A Mitchelson, Mornington
Noise without jets Some six months ago, we moved to Safety Beach
from Mentone. Our first visitors stayed overnight and, on waking, asked: “So, where’s the jet runway?” Confused, I asked them what they meant as there is no airport for jets closer than Avalon and Moorabbin as far as I knew. Then they took me outside and I heard the “jet” noise and explained that the noise was actually peak hour traffic on the M11 through Dromana, beneath Arthurs Seat. I guess the government of the day didn’t think it worthwhile to extend the installation of sound barriers on the M11 past Cranbourne Road. Perhaps it was political at the time, or perhaps the politicians figured that it was only the abundant weekend traffic with boats in tow that were likely to cause such a racket. Perhaps it is now time for those affected by such noise pollution to try and snare a portion of the largesse being expended on infrastructure in this state and nationally? Stewart Adam, Safety Beach
Make safe turns The sad death of a 14-year-old schoolgirl in Melbourne’s east highlights a consistent danger on our roads. Drivers coming into a heavy traffic situation, looking right, seeing a break and driving in turning left, assuming all is clear. The same situation at a roundabout entering (for example from Jetty Road to the Mornington Peninsula freeway roundabout) - clear on the right - go, and on the left others entering from Melbourne via the freeway? It’s not enough to simply assume all is well with that quick look to the right and go, and yet we see it happen time and again. Almost always, that driver is guilty. Cliff Ellen, Rye
Bird show, sale
In the wild: A crimson rosella at Devilbend Natural Features Reserve, Tuerong. Picture: Gary Sissons
THE Mornington Peninsula Aviculture Society is holding its annual bird sale and expo 9.30am Sunday 27 May at the State Dog Centre, 655 Western Port Highway, Skye 2018. The expo includes cages, foods, seeds and bird accessories. More than 100 bird breeders and exhibitors will be on hand to give advice on keeping and breeding birds. Birds for sale will include budgerigars and canaries, parrots, finches, doves and quail. Sellers and purchasers will have to abide by a code of practice. The Victorian Zebra Finch Society will also hold its annual state championship show and exhibition with more than 20 different varieties. Admission is $4; children under 15 are free. Details: email@example.com or call 0402 634 108.
Big cuts to the ABC budget in the hope of getting rid of Four Corners and other expose’ news programs on the federal governments’ screw ups and “near corruption” (Murray Darling Basin for example) and lack of “duty of care” to those who elect them. And then trying to put into affect laws to strangle progressive advocacy and shut down anyone it doesn’t agree with or who exposes them (Greenpeace, World Vision, Oxfam, GetUp, World Wildlife Fund) and any other progressive activism group representing people and their interests. Many charities’ advocacy issues, including homelessness, the age pension, low wages, refugees and the environment, would be deemed a political expenditure forcing them to register and be stifled with huge bureaucratic costs. Even the ultra-conservative Australian Conservation Foundation has spoken against this attempt to curtail our rights to free speech and progressive activism. Yet not a mention of the lobby groups that spend thousands of millions of dollars to get their point across and advocate for mining and big business and have free reign of the corridors of the capital and even have joint meetings in government facilities. Am I the only one not getting it? Joe Lenzo, Safety Beach
Memo to Steve Irwin critic Desmond Bellamy (“The star treatment” Letters 14/5/18): Steve Irwin’s emotive passionately entertaining approach in bringing wildlife into our lounges did more in making a complacent world society aware of our rapidly disappearing wilderness than all of his critics ever did. This includes one Germaine Greer who, on hailing Irwin’s death as a victory for animals, seemingly ignored the feelings of a grieving wife and children. Irwin would often state his concern on a crocodile’s stress during capture which would otherwise have been shot as a stock killer or worse. In Indonesia he rescued one kept in a tank so small it couldn’t move. He was in tears when he saw it. Animals he showed on TV were calmed and relatively comfortable. How would you capture a problem croc? Lead it away by the hand maybe? Specialising in animals that were shunned for not being cute and cuddly, he certainly demonstrated to me that crocodiles have intelligence, putting them well above being just mindless killers. His tireless work on wildlife awareness to an otherwise disinterested public was priceless. Aussie (Austin) Sadler, Mornington
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FRANKSTON SOUTH, FRANKSTON, FRANKSTON NORTH, SEAFORD, LANGWARRIN, CARRUM DOWNS, SKYE
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SUNNY STUDIO WITHIN STEPS OF FRANKSTON CBD A sundrenched studio apartment within paces of Frankston city centre and the beach, this tidy package is overflowing with potential for starters or investors seeking a sensationally situated property with high-rental demand. An affordable opportunity to break into the property market or pimp your portfolio, the residence offers a sunny space with timeless parquet floors and bay views, sizeable kitchen with mini Omega grill, bathroom/laundry, walk-in robe, air conditioning and allocated undercover parking. AUCTION: TERMS: PRICE GUIDE: INSPECT: CONTACT:
Saturday 26th May at 12pm 10% deposit, balance 60 days $200,000 - $220,000 Saturday 11:30 am -12:00pm Ben Crowder 0407 557 758
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Saturday 16th June at 11am 10% deposit, balance 60 days $650,000 - $700,000 Saturday 11:00am - 11:30am Ben Crowder 0407 557 758
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81 Arthurs Seat Road RED HILL
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DAVEYS BAY DELIGHT IN AN ENCHANTING GARDEN SETTING PRIVATELY set in a tightly held enclave near Daveys Bay, this John Lockwood designed home was built by Fasham Homes in 1998. An extension, also designed by John Lockwood, was added in 2005 to create a study and an upstairs room with deck. From the end of a quiet court you enter the property through eye-catching, hand crafted, granite stone pillars that flank an aggregate paved driveway framed on each side by Golden Elms. Ultimately emerging in an expansive parking bay in front of a double garage, the driveway weaves past low-profile dry rock walls, an ornamental pond and a splendid array of Manchurian pear trees and english box hedges. A tiled pathway leads to the welcoming front foor and wide formal entry, where to the right is a bedroom with built-in robe and a home office that both share the main bathroom with sunken spa bath and twin vanity. The light-filled central living zone features Italian tiles and incorporates a comfortable lounge that enjoys a gas log-effect heater, a spacious dining area adjoins the kitchen and a lovely casual meals space affords a fantastic outlook to the magnificent gardens. The kitchen features granite bench tops, there is plenty of storage space and a range of quality appliances include a rangehood, stainless-steel dishwasher and an electric oven with gas and electric hot plates. A short hallway leads through to a second bedroom and a cosy sitting area with the master bedroom featuring his and hers walkin wardrobes and a large ensuite with spa bath. A versatile upstairs recreation room has excellent views and the wide deck has a retractable shade awning. The glorious full-length patio has a splendid northerly aspect and the view down through the trees is sensational. Full use has been made of the splendid 2864 square metre block with several outbuildings - a detatched double garage with workshop, power and loft is brilliant - and five large rain water tanks ably serve the gardens and lawns which infuse this wonderful property with indescribable beauty and a magical secret garden ambience.n
ADDRESS: 2 Elm Court, MOUNT ELIZA FOR SALE: $3,300,000 DESCRIPTION: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 study, 2 car AGENT: James Crowder 0407 813 377 - Community Real Estate, 7/20-22 Ranelagh Drive, Mount Eliza, 9708 8667 INSPECT: As Advertised Or By Appointment Monday, 21 May, 2018
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AWARD-WINNING LUXURY WITH BAY VIEWS Masterfully sculpted into the foothills of Arthurs Seat to capture panoramic views sweeping across the bay and Mount Martha coastline, this award-winning 3 bedroom home elevates architect-designed luxury to stunning new heights. Jutting out over the lush coastal landscape, the residence flaunts 2 exquisite living areas and a premium kitchen with Smeg/ Asko appliances and butlerâ€™s pantry, while tall sliding glass doors glide open to decks on both levels. Close to the beach and Dromana town centre, this exquisite home includes a resort-style master with ensuite, family bathroom, 2 powder rooms, hydronic heating, gas log fireplace, air conditioning and an oversized double garage.
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81 Arthurs Seat Road RED HILL
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Mount Martha Auction this Saturday
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3 Melaleuca Road, Mount Martha A turn key ready sensation, this single-level three-bedroom residence presents a stylishly renovated low-maintenance lifestyle with a north-east aspect and private rear wrap-around garden with a sweep of lawn for kids and pets to play. With north-east living and dining zones, a stunning stone kitchen, sublime bathroom with ensuite access, contemporary ďŹ‚ooring and double garage that doubles as a party space, this delightful home is perfectly appointed.
Auction 26th may 11.00am Inspection By appopintment or as advertised Contact Robert Bowman 0417 173 103 bowmanandcompany.com.au
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Home owners, investors, builders & developers take note! On offer here is a brick veneer home comprising 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms that is situated on an allotment of 703 sqm (approx.) Sub-division Potential (STCA). AUCTION: Saturday 2nd June 2018 at 11:00am Terms: Unconditional Contract 10% Deposit & 30 Day Settlement Inspect: As advertised or by appointment Contact: James Munn 0400 990 833
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ONE ACRE IN LEAFY BITTERN
A wonderful bush block of a whopping 1 acre (4,047m2) in a sought after estate of leafy Bittern. This prime parcel of land is perfect for those looking to build their dream home and still have plenty of space for the kids as well as plenty of room to build a man cave. Resident rosellas, kookaburras and gum trees create a beautiful & peaceful outlook whilst being surrounded by quality homes, quality schools and public transport including buses and trains. A one acre bush block with all services available, located on a sealed road in leafy Bittern is an extremely rare find.
For Sale Now Or By Auction, Saturday 26th May at 12 Noon Terms 10% Deposit. Balance 30 Days. Vacant Possession View By Appointment CENTURY 21 HOMEPORT Richard Whitehead on 0412 328 718 century21.com.au 5979 3555
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FOR SALE 196 MARINE PARADE, HASTINGS
MAIN ROAD FACTORY/ SHOWROOM WITH REAR ACCESS
– Freestanding Colorbond building of approx. 234m² plus carpeted and air conditioned office space under roof line of approx. 36m² on land of approx. 1500m². – Excellent exposure to Marine Parade and full road frontage to rear onto Mayne Avenue with secure steel fencing and gates. – Potential to construct another identical, or larger, building adjoining existing (STCA) – Plenty of car parking on site with hard landscaping & concrete driveway – Perfect for owner occupier, Investor (easily leasable) or developer seeking modest project. Offered on a + GST basis
For Sale by Expression of Interest closing at 5:00pm Friday 1st June 2018. Terms 10% Deposit. Balance 60 Days. Vacant Possession. View By Appointment CENTURY 21 HOMEPORT Chris Watt 0417 588 321 century21.com.au
Expressions Of Interest Close This Friday 2057-2061 FRANKSTON-FLINDERS ROAD, HASTINGS
CENTRAL FACTORY COMPLEX
One of the most prominent buildings in sought after stretch of Frankston Flinders Road surrounded by automotive businesses. This building has recently undergone a substantial renovation including painting, new roof and storm water connections. Consisting of two smaller factories of approx. 240m² each currently leased with combined net return of approx. $30,500 per annum and one larger very high prominent tenancy of approx. 420m² including mezzanine level offered with vacant possession or tenant readily available.
For Sale by Expression of Interest closing Friday 25th May @ 5:00pm (if not sold prior) Terms 10% Deposit. Balance 60 Days. View By Appointment
– Total land area approx. 1,760m² with 47 metre main road frontage – Suit investor with business wishing to occupy part and derive income from tenants or lease all three and enjoy passive income – Anticipated return when fully leased around $56,500 net per annum – Ideal self-managed super fund – Offered as a going concern with no GST payable
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61a Main Street MAIN STREET LOCATION Ideally located office space available in the highly sought after beach end of Main Street n Lower level has office/reception area & kitchen facilities n Upper level has 4 offices and bathroom facilities n Enter from Main Street or rear lane n 130m2 approx total floor space n
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Business Sale- Mornington Fine Food Café at a Fine Price
Peninsula Based Garden and Property Maintenance
• Long established Italian Cafe situated just off Main Street • Lease includes 2 Bedroom Residence • Indoor /Outdoor venue • Warm and welcoming atmosphere with loyal clientele
• Well established garden maintenance and lawn mowing business • Business has a regular customer base of approx 80 customers including 16 Body Corporates. • Good profits and low overheads • Excellent opportunity for gardener/ handyman looking for a start-up business. • Current owner happy to assist with a smooth transition if needed
Sale Price: $150,000 WIWO Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454
Sale Price: $90,000 WIWO Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454
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• Located in the heart of Main Street • Fantastic fit out with quality fittings • 120sqm approx. with excellent street frontage • Rear access with carparking • New Lease available • FIT OUT ONLY
• Fantastic location just off Main Street • Modern Fit out with quality fittings • Low rent of $2325pcm + GST & outgoings • Approx. 62sqm of retail space
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Fit-Out Price: $80,000 Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454
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2/10 Blamey Place - varying sizes
A Rarity In Red Hill
Pool Servicing and Maintenance
• Unique retail business in picturesque Red Hill • Stockist of exclusive clothing brands, jewellery, perfumes and homewares. • Individually sourced products from around the world. • Long lease package available.
• Specialising in pool maintenance & repairs • Servicing the Mornington Peninsula from Patterson Lakes to Portsea. • Strong, loyal clientele base. • Ideal opportunity to be your own boss
For Sale: $20,000+SAV Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454
For Lease or Sale - Mornington
For Sale: $130,000 WIWO Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454
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4/15 Carbine Way - From 12sqm
• Beautiful brand new office fit out • Entry and exit off Main St and Blamey Place • 11 spacious suites, reception area and boardroom • Suitable for medical or professional firm • Can be leased to individual tenants
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SHOPS FOR LEASE (Mornington unless specified)
• Superb Main St frontage with large display windows. • Retail / Office Space of approx 60sqm • Long term lease available now • Includes optional underground storage unit of approx. 8x2.2m with own loading bay/carpark
Lease Price: $4,870pcm+GST+OG Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454
Retail Space Opposite Beach
• Retail Space of approx.180sqm • Ideally located in high foot traffic area • Toilet, Kitchenette and small office area • Attractive lease package available.
Lease Price: $3,330pcm+GST+OG Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454
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100 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK...
Mornington soldiers make ultimate sacrifice
Compiled by Brodie Cowburn IN the 401st casualty list published on Monday appears the name of a Peninsula soldier who has made the supreme sacrifice - Private H. S. Clarke, of Mornington. In the same list, Corporal W. J. Stewart, of Carrum, is reported wounded. *** MRS John Holley of Heath Rise nursery, Mornington Junction has just received word from the Defence Records that her 4th son, Private John Holley, of 8th Batallion has been killed in action in France. Deceased enlisted early in 1916 and has been in most of the principal engagements since that time. Colonel Hawker has forwarded a letter of sympathy to the family of the deceased. Private Holley was well known in the Mornington Junction district and is a fine type of an Australian. He will be much missed by his sorrowing relatives. *** THE man Biggs, who was recently arrested in Frankston by Constable E. C. Ryan, and charged with assaulting a woman and a little girl, and who was remanded for medical observation, has been declared insane, and is now an inmate of an asylum. *** MR. S. M. Bruce, the new member for Flinders, recently elected to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Chief Justice, Sir William Irvine, took his seat in the House of Representatives, on Wednesday. He was accompanied to the table by Sir Robert Best (V.) and Mr. Sampson
(V.) to take the oath, and was greeted by Ministerialists with cheers. *** A PAINFUL accident befell Mr James Wells, wood merchant, of Frankston, on Monday last. Mr Wells was feeding large logs to a circular saw, and owing to the wood being damp and muddy through the recent rains, one of the largest logs slipped and fell on to Mr Wells’ left hand, which was then resting on another log. As a result the finger was burst open, the nail torn away, and the bone splintered. The injured hand is being treated by Dr Atkinson, who has hopes of saving the mutilated finger. *** A PROCLAMATION issued by the State Executive last week makes it an offence for fishermen to dig for worms and other bait within 30 feet of the foreshore. The new law, which will become portion in the port regulations, provides in effect that no person shall damage or in any way interfere with the foreshore or any sheeting, stone aprons, groynes, breakwater, or other works constructed for the protection and preservation of the foreshore of Port Phillip, and no persons shall search for worms or bait or make any excavation within 30ft. of the foreshore. A reward of £2 is offered for information that will lead to the conviction of offenders of the law. *** A PUBLIC meeting was held in the Frankston Mechanics Institute on Friday evening last, called by Cr W. J. Oates for the purpose of getting an expression of opinion from the residents along the Melbourne Road
as to the suitability of that road being used as an Honor Avenue in honor of the boys who had enlisted from Frankston and district. After considerable discussion it was unanimously agreed to adhere to the original plan of having the Avenue on the Melbourne Road, and it was decided to recommend to the committee that a neat fence be erected instead of tree guards as at first intended. *** AS the status of the Frankston Police Station has been raised, Senior Constable Bray has been placed in charge. Pending his transfer to Mortlake as constable in charge of that station, Constable E. C. Ryan, who was formerly in charge at Frankston, will remain here as mounted trooper. During his term of service in Frankston, Constable Ryan has not only performed the onerous duties of police constable conscientiously and well, but he also been a worthy citizen and took an active interest in affairs likely to benefit the town. By his ready advice and practical sympathy he made many friends and though they are pleased his transfer to Mortlake means promotion they feel that they are losing an officer and citizen whose place it will be hard to fill. *** A SOCIAL will be given by the members of the “Know it all” club in the Langwarrin Recreation hall, on Thursday next, May 30th. A good programme will be provided, and a record house is expected. *** ATTENTION is directed to the advertisement appearing in another column of Mr A. C. Hauland, of Chelsea, who has a large stock of building
materials, timber, tanks, etc, which he is prepared to supply at Melbourne prices. *** CR. J. Dobson-Hesp, J.P., Hon. Secretary of the Hobart branch of the Overseas club, and well known in newspaper circles in Southern Tasmania, together with Mrs Dobson- Hesp, paid a flying visit to the district, and spent the week end at Frankston. *** ACTING under instructions from Mr Max Kippe, Messrs Brody and Mason will conduct a clearing sale on the premises, Cemetery road, Hastings, today, when horses, cattle, vehicles, farm implements etc, will be offered. *** ADVOCATES and opponents of the proposal to sever Carrum Downs from Cranbourne shire and annex it to Frankston shire argued their cause at a deputation to the Minister of Public Works on Tuesday. The petitioners for the severance contended that Seaford and Carrum stations, which were in Frankston shire, were the natural outlets for produce from Carrum Downs, and much nearer their farms than Cranbourne or Dandenong stations. Frankston shire was willing to take in Carrum Downs, but would not improve the roads to Seaford and Carrum stations for the benefit of the petitioners unless the annexation was brought about. Carrum shire protested against the proposal on the ground that the petitioners represented neither a majority in acreage nor valuation in Carrum Downs. Mr Robinson promised to reflect on the matter and advise the petitioners in due course of his decision. ***
DEATH has again visited the town, and widespread regret is felt at the death of Mrs Harry Shepherd who passed away on Tuesday morning. Mrs Shepherd had been suffering from heart trouble for some months. She was the daughter of Mr and Mrs E. Sage, of Somerville, and she leaves a husband and three young children to mourn their loss. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon, at the Frankston cemetery and was largely attended. Great sympathy is expressed for her bereaved relatives. *** MR Thos. S. Biggs, son of Mr Biggs, of Somerville, has enlisted, and gone into camp. *** THE annual meeting in connection with the Gymnastic Club was held on Monday last, and it was decided to continue with the exercises again this winter. There are a fair number of lads in the district who are all under the eligible age who will, no doubt avail themselves of the oppportunity of this class of physical training, which is also a very interesting pass time for the winter evenings. One or of two of the lads proclaim themselves real acrobats, and no doubt later on the members will provide some splendid items for the local concerts. *** BROOCH - LOST in Frankston Train, between Hawksburn and Toorak, Diamond Sapphire Brooch - Ring Canter bury 128. - Good Reward. *** From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 25 May 1918
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Skipping the Light Fantastic By Stuart McCullough I WAS never any good at it. Whether it was the pressure or the fact I never, ever practiced is hard to say. But every time it was my turn, I succeeded only in messing things up. Swiftly eliminated, I had to watch as everyone else continued on and wait for the next round at which point I would mess up a second time. It was a shame – I was always doing my very best. It’s just that my best was a long way short of below average. Skipping rope was something that happened over lunch in primary school. The rope was so long, it needed two people to operate it. It would turn and people would line up before, one at a time, running into the middle, jumping over the rope and running over to the other side. The more proficient students might add a little flair by spinning around, clicking their heels or knitting a small jumper mid-jump. I, however, was always just hanging on for grim life. It can’t just have been me. Granted, my limbs were so chronically uncoordinated that they refused to speak to each other, and my sense of timing was a source of on-going embarrassment for my swatch, but there were surely other factors at play. For starters, my sneakers were probably holding me back. My sneakers were hopeless for sneaking and not much better for walking, with velcro instead of laces. My trousers weren’t much use either – brown corduroy that rubbed when I walked, making a ‘vfffft’ sound every time I took a step.
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It would happen in the quadrangle. It strikes me as odd, now, that so many parts of primary schools are named after shapes. The quadrangle. The oval. It lacks imagination, I think. At our school, the quadrangle was made of asphalt and brutally unforgiving. It was not somewhere you’d want to fall over, which made it even stranger that this was where we were expected to undertake all kinds
of sporting activities. As if grazed knees were some of kind of KPI. Back then, I doubt there was ever a week that went by when my knees weren’t grazed. Skipping rope was an activity that demanded a lot of real estate. Inevitably, other activities made way to accommodate the rope jumpers and this goes some way to explaining why so many people ultimately joined in.
At first, the rope would turn slowly. It was one of those activities where the intensity is ratcheted up the more it goes on. But it always started gently in the expectation that those playing could easily get across. And it was for most people. But I wasn’t most people. I’d over-think it. Rather than rely on raw animal instinct, I would become hypnotized by the rhythm of the rope. My head would bob up and down as I stared, trying to intimidate it and desperately hoping it might surrender first. It never did. One of the features of skipping rope was how long you waited before venturing out to the middle. Mostly kids would follow each other in quick succession. I, however, would wait for a perfect moment that would seemingly never arrive. Whether I was waiting for the wind to die down or the tides to come in, I’m not sure. I suspect I was trying to defer failure, even if for a moment. The rope would keep turning and I would stand ready to run into the middle. After a few of my fellow students encouraged me by telling me to ‘hurry up’, I picked my moment. After standing as still as a statue for several interminable minutes, I now launched myself across the quadrangle at a frightening speed. Vfft, vfft, vfft, vfft! – my cords would generate not only sound but heat also. So much so that I wouldn’t have been surprised had smoke started to emerge. Having reached the middle, my sneakers would propel me upwards as I leapt for glory.
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By Brodie Cowburn WITH regular MPNFL football put on hold for the week, the 2018 AFL Community Championships brought together the best and brightest from the league to take on the Northern Football Netball League at Preston City Oval this Saturday. The men’s interleague competition, being played a little closer to home than the AFL’s match in Shanghai played at the same time, saw the MPNFL and NFNL face off in a third vs. fourth place clash, with the winner set to take on top ranked Eastern Football League in 2019 for the right to be recognised as the number one Victorian competition. The MPNFL Sharks side were led by captain Warwick Miller of the Mornington Football Club, and were coached by former Mornington coach Chris Holcombe. The Sharks were set to face a tough challenge from their NFNL opponents, who had named a strong defensive lineup that could cause MPNFL a lot of problems. The match began in good conditions, with no rain or wind interrupting the game. Within five minutes, it was the MPNFL who had landed the first blow, with Sam Fox kicking his set shot from 50 metres truly to open an early lead within five minutes. The first quarter fight back from NFNL was incredibly sloppy, and although they had the run of play for the majority of the quarter, they could only manage seven straight behinds and no goals up to quarter time. In the meantime, MPNFL looked clinical, with Billy Quigley and Luke Hewitt scoring majors before the first break, the latter being an easy end to end goal that resembled more of a training drill than a competitive interleague match. At the quarter time break, MPNFL held a comfortable 3.3 (21) to 0.7 (7) lead. After the first break, the NFNL finally kicked their first goal through Patrick Fitzgerald, before quickly scoring another to bring the margin down to one point. A much improved and significantly more motivated NFNL side kicked continued to kick on, establishing a ten point
Picture: Andrew Hurst lead before Luke Hewitt again kicked truly to bring his MPNFL side back into it. With the hosts having blitzed the second quarter with six more scoring shots than MPNFL, the Sharks could count themselves lucky to have only been one goal behind at half time. After the main break, things went from bad to worse for the MPNFL men, with NFNL’s Patrick Fitzgerald kicking his second and third goal for the game within the first 15 minutes of play. Despite struggling to keep up with their opponents after quarter time, MPNFL still went into the threequarter time break with a sliver of
hope, only trailing by 13 points, with the score being 5.7 (37) to 6.14 (50) After the final break, the NFNL found another gear and blew the MPNFL Sharks out of the water. A big mark from Patrick Fitzgerald, who was among the best players on the day, and a goal within two minutes set the tone, as NFNL went on to score seven unanswered goal and put MPNFL to the sword. Having only scored two goals since the first quarter, the MPNFL had been toothless. In a moment that summed up the afternoon, NFNL’s Reid Brandt capitalised on a shocking turnover from
a simple MPNFL kick out to make certain that MPNFL would not come back, slotting home coolly from 25 metres out and putting his side comfortably ahead. The MPNFL players were not on the same wavelength, and were outclassed easily by NFNL. The match came alive at the death with NFNL’s Ryan Stone hit by MPNFL’s Michael Debenham behind the play with 10 minutes remaining, sparking a melee between both sides late in the game. As the two sides brawled, play on was called and Jordan Perry hammered home another goal for NFNL.
MPNFL could do little to stem the flow, and the final score reflected an incredibly disappointing performance by the Sharks, with the game finishing 7.7 (49) to 12.17 (89) MPNFL’s Lachie Batten was awarded the best on ground medal for his side, and Chris Holcombe addressed the result with grace. “Northern really put us to the sword in that last quarter, they were really fantastic today, so congratulations. We got run over in the end and lacked skills by foot, but we’ll come back harder,” he said in his post match presentation.
Mornington and Seaford women star in historic representative game WOMEN’S INTERLEAGUE
By Brodie Cowburn AN historic match took place as the curtain raiser match at Preston City Oval on Saturday, as the Women’s Northern Football Netball League and the South Eastern Women’s Football League both played their first ever matches of representative interleague football. The first ever SEWF League side featured representatives from Mornington in Emily Rylance, Riley Cridland, Vicki Sanford, and Georgia Speedy. Jess Johnston, Jess Adams, and Sarah Astone were selected from Seaford. The side, led by Cranbourne’s Emily Wallace, struggled early, conceding within two minutes as NFNL’s Ashleigh Bayes made her mark by scoring the league’s first goal in representative football with a scrappy effort from the goal square. The SEWF League side struggled in the first quarter, with the NFNL women consistently rebounding every time SEWF tried to clear their defensive lines. After a difficult start, Chloe Hunt eventually stood tall to kick SEWF’s first for the game just before quarter time. After the first break Hunt
used strong hands again to take a mark and put away her second of the match. Hunt’s second quarter effort was the only goal for the quarter, and both teams found themselves neck and neck at half time with the scores 2.4 (16) to 1.6 (12). As the second half began, SEWF’s Olivia Aing continued to prove a massive influence on the game through the midfield, driving her side forward and creating dangerous opportunities for the forwards. Early in the second half it was SEWF that had the upper hand, with Sarah Astone taking a spectacular one handed grab and converting easily to put her side 10 points ahead of their NFNL opponents. Despite their positive start, NFNL hit back with two goals through Tara Chetcuti and Cassie Hurst, which put their side in front for the first time since the two minute mark of the first quarter. Hurst’s goal, which gave her side the advantage, just barely scraped through past outreached fingers on the goal line. At three-quarter time, it was set up for a thrilling finish, with nothing separating either side at the final break.
As the final quarter got underway, Chloe Hunt again struck for SEWF, scoring her third to put her side ahead with an easy finish from the goal square. With time ticking away, controversy struck after Seaford’s Jess Adams was caught holding the ball after a heavy tackle, in which she was left groggy after hitting her head into the ground. The resulting free kick saw Cassie Hurst put NFNL level with just eight minutes to play. As time wound down, NFNL were relentless in attack, but SEWF’s lose player in defence consistently intercepted and rebounded to eliminate the danger. Olivia Aing was manic in the dying moments, diving to get the ball off of the ground, but still the two sides remained deadlocked as time ticked down. In the closing seconds, controversy again struck with the last kick of the game. A long ball forward to a one on one contest inside the NFNL forward fifty saw SEWF’s Riley Cridland and NFNL’s Linda Thorp both get hands on the ball, with neither letting go as they appeared to mark simultaneously. The umpire made the call that Cridland had got first hands on the football, and paid the mark to the defender.
WIth that decision, there was no time left for any more action in regulation time, with the final siren sounding with scores equal at 4.6 (30) to 4.6 (30). With the game now set to go to two extra time periods of five minutes, SEWF would have to compete a woman down with Adams ruled out for the remainder of the game. After a frantic, scrappy, and scoreless first half of extra time, it was Chloe Hunt who again stood tall to take a huge mark in the second period of time on. While she could only score a behind, it didn’t matter, as her point was the final score of the game. With SEWF locking down the ball expertly to kill off any chance of an NFNL attack, the siren sounded and finally the South Eastern Women’s Football League side secured the history making win, 4.6 (30) to 4.7 (31). Olivia Aing was named the best on ground for the day, and coach Megan Snart commended her women on a gutsy performance. “Both team fought hard and it was very competitive over four quarters. Both leagues were represented well and it was a great spectacle,” she said in her post match presentation. Frankston Times 21 May 2018
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By Craig MacKenzie PENINSULA Strikers’ senior coach Jamie Paterson resigned last Wednesday morning and assistant coach Lenny Greenan has been appointed in a caretaker capacity. Paterson’s decision took the State 2 South-East club by surprise but president Trevor Johnston is hopeful that a decision on who will take charge of the senior squad till the end of the season will be made in the next fortnight. “We are actively looking at candidates and we will exhaust every avenue to find someone who can hit the ground running and take on a rebuilding phase for the club,” Johnston said. “We want someone who has good contacts and who can bring some players in and we’ll see how things pan out in the next week or two.” On Saturday Strikers lost 5-0 to Doveton at Waratah Reserve. Former Dandenong Thunder keeper Nathan Prince made his last appearance for Strikers and was deputising for Ash Kupre who was getting married. Oscar Knight made his debut for the Centenary Park outfit and the former Caulfield Cobras winger could be joined by two more signings this week. Langwarrin’s impressive NPL2 campaign continued with a 3-1 home win over Melbourne City on Saturday after a stunning second-half display by John Kuol. The former Dandenong Thunder and Morwell Pegasus striker terrorised the young City defence with pace and guile and his two goals proved decisive. Both sides went into the contest undermanned with Langy missing suspended Andy McLean and injured trio Luke Burgess, Liam Baxter and Boris Ovcin. City had seven players unavailable due to PFA rules enforcing a four-week period of annual leave. Langy’s makeshift striker Mat Luak opened the scoring in the 26th minute when he pounced on a defensive blunder, dummied a defender then struck a low shot across City keeper Daniel Smith and into the far corner. Less than two minutes later the visitors hit back when Yusuf Ahmed got clear and nudged the ball home with the Langy defence in disarray. In the 43rd minute, City should have taken the lead after a mazy run from Luke Duzel but his shot was blocked. The second half was barely a minute old when Kuol pounced on a poor defensive header to expertly volley past Smith to make it 2-1.
Celebration time: Langwarrin striker John Kuol head over heels after his successful penalty conversion. Picture: John Punshon Langy was the team creating chances now and it took a fine reaction save from Smith to deny a Sam Klepac header. Kuol should have finished in the 62nd minute from a long ball downfield by keeper Robbie Acs which was headed on over the City defence by Paul Speed but Kuol skied his attempt when well positioned. In the 75th minute, a Callum Goulding chip to the right of the area was headed back across goal by Klepac and Andy McIntyre’s header was spectacularly tipped over by Smith. The contest was effectively put out of City’s reach in the 83rd minute. Kuol made a stunning run down the left surging into the area before being brought down and referee Lazaros Pantelidis pointed to the spot and sent off defender Delibor Markovic. Kuol competently tucked away his penalty attempt and that was that. Langy reaches the halfway point of a 28-game NPL season after it hosts Brunswick City next weekend and another three points would place it in a strong position to achieve its aim of consolidating its status in the elite competition. Langy’s under-20s won 2-0 with goals to Nick Simmons and Tuach Ter, a recent acquisition from Springvale White Eagles. In State 1 South-East news an injury-time strike from Wayne Gordon
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allowed Mornington to continue its climb up the table with a hard-fought 1-0 home win over Warragul United on Saturday. Defender Jack Truelove took a quick free-kick launching a long ball over a static Warragul defence and Gordon made no mistake in a dramatic finale. Mornington’s English import Sam Reeves has joined Casey Comets while Scottish import Alexander White has signed for Doveton. Frankston Pines lost 1-0 away to Mooroolbark in Saturday night’s State 2 South-East clash with Maxim Solovyev deciding the issue in the second half. State 3 South-East outfit Skye United continued its push for top spot with an important 2-0 home win over fellow title contender Bayside Argonauts on Saturday. Skye’s star striker Caleb Nicholes was out with a neck injury and the pivotal moment in the contest came in the 62nd minute when Bayside defender Max Murray was sent off for a foul on Skye striker Mitch Blake. Chris Driver saw the resultant freekick hit the wall, but the ball fell to Daniel Attard who finished well into the bottom right from just inside the box. It was all one-way traffic after that and Blake put the icing on the cake in the 80th minute as he broke through
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into a one-on-one and made no mistake. Fellow State 3 South-East outfit Seaford was thumped 7-0 by BoroondaraCarey Eagles last weekend and has now leaked 35 goals in eight games with the added burden of a minus 29 goal difference. Baxter farewelled club stalwart Werner John in style by hammering Harrisfield Hurricanes 5-1 at Baxter Park in Saturday’s State 4 South fixture. John is relocating to South Australia and is a much-loved figure at the club. Baxter led 1-0 at half-time after a long throw by Jake Kidder was headed home by Stuart Mckenzie in the 34th minute. Two minutes into the second half a stunning long-range strike from Liam Kilner made it 2-0 and in the 66th minute former Baxter player Edin Ali was red carded after a reckless lunge inside the area at Ben Meiklem who had to be stretchered off. Owen Kilner converted the resultant penalty to make it 3-0. Alan Lipsett made it 4-0 in the 82nd minute when he finished Matt Morgan’s through ball and two minutes later Travis Ernsdoerfer made it 5-0 thanks to Kidder’s through ball. Harrisfield’s sole response came from Michael Romas in the 88th minute. Baxter under-10s coach Billy McLeod is taking his squad to Canberra in
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early July for the annual Kanga Cup, the largest international youth soccer tournament in the Southern Hemisphere. Previous participating teams have hailed from Australia, USA, England, Denmark, Italy, Russia, Georgia, South Africa, South Korea, Chinese Taipei, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Indonesia, East Timor, Fiji and New Zealand. In State 5 South news a stunning second-half display earned Somerville Eagles a 6-2 away win over Endeavour Hills Fire. Kamil Gajownik put the home team ahead in the 11th minute but the Eagles levelled straight away when playercoach Dave Greening forced a good save from Fire keeper Stuart Tolmie only for the rebound to strike a defender and go in. Endeavour restored the lead in the 28th minute thanks to a superb longrange strike by Kenny Huggett but Louis Griffiths equalised two minutes before the interval with an instinctive header from a Greening cross. Eagles captain Joel Wade succumbed to injury and was replaced at half-time but the second half was all about Greening as the ace predator ran riot and ended up with four goals. The pick of the bunch was his third, a 25-metre screamer after good work by Matt Curd. It was a record fourth straight win for Somerville and leaves the side level with Rowville at the top of the table. In NPLW news local consortium Southern United lost 10-0 away to Alamein on Sunday. Southern’s under-12s won 1-0 thanks to an Emilia Ingles goal, the under-14s won 5-0 with goals from Rhys McKenna (2), Erica-Derrick Sarfo-Sarpong, Sage Kirby and Alessandra Davis, the under-16s won 3-1 with goals from Haylea Porter (2) and Jasmine Ristevski while under-14 forward Danica Vukcevic scored in the under-19s 4-1 loss. Here are next weekend’s games: SATURDAY 3pm: Langwarrin v Brunswick City (Lawton Park), Caulfield Utd Cobras v Mornington (Victory Park), Peninsula Strikers v Doncaster Rovers (Centenary Park), Seaford Utd v South Yarra (North Seaford Reserve), Whitehorse Utd v Skye Utd (Terrara Park), Keysborough v Baxter (Coomoora Reserve), Somerville Eagles v Pakenham Utd (venue TBC, check Eagles’ Facebook page). SUNDAY 3pm: Frankston Pines v North Caulfield (Monterey Reserve). SUNDAY 5pm: Bulleen v Southern Utd (Veneto Club).
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Peninsula surfers take on national champs By Ben Triandafillou THE WOMEN’S Peninsula Surfriders have recorded the club’s best finish in their first attempt at the Sailor Jerry Surftag Australian Championships on Friday 27 April. After taking out the qualifiers at Rye Back Beach last month, the women headed to the national championships for their first time at Duranbah Beach on the Gold Coast and finished up in seventh position. Peninsula Surfriders club president Lachy McDonald said they unfortunately headed up to the nationals not at full strength but couldn’t be happier with the end result. “To be competing at the nationals is something that we are quite proud of so we went up there even though we weren’t at full strength,” he said. “We only had two of the girls from the qualifiers travel up there but a few past club members who were up on the Gold Coast filled in which was great to see. “It definitely would have helped that they were experienced in those conditions.” This year’s women’s competition was the first time that it had a “true national women’s final” as it previously used to only have Queensland and New South Wales competing. It couldn’t have gotten underway in better conditions though as McDonald said it was the “best they’ve ever had” for the championships. The men also sent a team up to the nationals after qualifying in second position with Ron Gorringe making an appearance in the over-30s role as McDonald had to stay back due to work commitments. While the men finished in 22nd position on the ladder, McDonald said it was an achievement in itself to make it to the nationals and get a team together to compete. Snapper Rocks (96.46) finished 18.45 point clear of second-placed Elouera (78.01) to take out the men’s division. While D’Bah Boardriders (67.16) won their fourth straight Sailor Jerry Surftag Australian title in the women’s division and in doing so have become the most successful team in Surftag history. Peninsula Surfriders are set to run their second aggregate surfing competition in the coming weeks with Supergroms re-commencing after the Easter break. Crystal clear: Peninsula Surfriders club champion Adam Morris competes at national championships in perfect conditions. Picture: Supplied
Ducks continue undefeated run
Golden day: Rosebud Country Club members Norma Richards and Lee Wills win the Golden Putter competition. Picture: Supplied
Golfers tee off for charity ROSEBUD Country Club kicked off their “month of giving back” with the annual Golden Putter day and Cancer Research Charity Golf day earlier this month. Rosebud Country Club members Norma Richards and Lee Wills were victors in the Golden Putter competition on Thursday 10 May, with just shy of 200 lady golfers in attendance. The Ladies committee, who ran the event, presented Peninsula Home Hospice with a donation of $6,854 to go towards providing
specialist palliative care to help relieve patients pain. The week prior, Rosebud Country Club held their 46th annual Cancer Research Charity Golf day which raised another $10,700 for Cancer Council Victoria’s work in research, prevention programs and support services. The annual charity day has now raised more than $455,000 for the charity over the last four decades. The Rosebud Country Club will hold one more charity event in the next month, the Mermet MND (Motor Neurone Disease) Cup –
Suominen & Hodges Trophy, to acknowledge two of their golfing members Rauno Suominen and Rob Hodges who are unfortunately fighting the disease. The event will be open to all golf members at the club as well as visitors on Saturday 9 June. Entry will be $40 per member or $80 for visitors which will include BBQ lunch, Big Freeze 4 beanie, competition fee and a donation to FightMND. To enter the competition contact Rosebud Country Club on 5950-0888.
MORDIALLOC Ducks remain as the only club in the EL division of the Melbourne Winter Baseball league to keep their undefeated status intact after a dominant victory over the Croydon Rams on Saturday 12 May. The Ducks braved the cold, wintery conditions for a seven-run victory over the Rams (8-1) at the Cheltenham Baseball Club, and bought up their fourth win in their opening season. With just the one home-run hit in their previous three matches, the Ducks came into their own against the Rams and showed why they remain as the only undefeated side by belting three back-to-back home-runs (James Coyne, Luke Thompson and Eddie Meadows) in the second innings. While the Rams scored first, some tight fielding kept them scoreless for the remainder of the match as the Ducks continued to pile on runs to the scoreboard and bring up their fourth victory. Mordialloc Ducks’ president Ben Newton said he couldn’t be any happier with the way the side is progressing. “When we got going we didn’t really slow down,” he said. “It seems like the infield players have really found their groove. To see us keep another undefeated side to just the one run was pretty special.” Despite remaining undefeated, the Ducks sit at second on the ladder behind Watsonia because of a bye in the third round. The Ducks are hoping to continue their flying start to the season on Saturday 19 May where they’ll face the Knox Falcons at home. Frankston Times 21 May 2018
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Gulls strike late in Western Port clash BASKETBALL
CHELSEA Gulls have run over the top of the Western Port Steelers and claimed third spot on the ladder after round eight of the Big V men’s division one league. The Steelers were coming off the back of a 30-point demolition over the Bulleen Boomers the night before, but a match-winning performance from the Gulls’ Matt Brasser (40 pts, 7 treys) and a solid tag from Stewart-Paul Tyrrell proved key to the Gulls’ success. In the opening 10 minutes, the Steelers raced to a 29‐15 lead over Chelsea, but the Gulls bounced back with a 52-30 run during the middle periods to set up the seven-point victory (80-87). Away from one of the season’s best performances to date by the Gulls’ Matt Brasser, Steelers’ players Dylan Travis and James McKinnon had solid games, totalling 28 and 22 points respectively. Chelsea Gulls head coach Peter Caspersz said the two efforts by Brasser and Tyrrell were spectacular and made a huge difference at both ends of the court. “Their import (Dylan Travis) lit up in the first quarter while we got off to a pretty poor start,” Caspersz said. “We didn’t change a lot after the first quarter. I just told them to ‘stay composed and have faith in what we are doing’ and eventually we would start dropping shots and denying theirs.
“We mainly had to clamp down on him (Travis) and then I knew we could get back in the game and to Stewart’s credit he did just that. “We really started to execute as the game went on and Corey [Standerfer] was in early foul trouble so Matt took over and really didn’t stop.” In the women’s state championship, the Southern Peninsula Sharks were without Jaz Shelley due to a national team camp, but after making a few changes and Gemma Simon (22 pts) stepping up, the Sharks made sure they didn’t go down without a fight. In a tight game against the Ringwood Hawks, Peyton Little added another 16 points for the Sharks but the Hawks’ 47 per cent shooting clip made the biggest difference compared to the Sharks’ 35 per cent, and the Hawk’s claimed the victory by seven points (60-67). In the women’s division one league, Chelsea and Western Port both suffered losses over the weekend. The Steelers fell at the hands of the league leaders, Casey Cavaliers (73-52), as they claimed their first win of two for the weekend. Chelsea then suffered a threepoint loss to the Camberwell Dragons on the Sunday after clawing back a 12-point deficit in the third quarter. Scores were tied at 41 a piece with one quarter remaining and the Dragons were able to get themselves ahead and keep it that way until the end. In the men’s division two, the
Southern Peninsula Sharks were handed their third straight loss against the Coburg Giants (77-86) but while the Giants opened up an 18-point lead by the time the final quarter rolled around, the Sharks still didn’t give in. The Sharks went on a 10-0 run early in the final quarter to bring them back within 10 points, but the Giants held them off late for a ninepoint victory. In the women’s division two, Mornington Breakers recorded their second win of the season defeating Melton by 10 points. An entertaining opening half saw the scores locked at 36 for the main break. Melton held sway in the 3rd to cling to a three point lead, but with fresher legs Mornington were able shut down their hosts on their way to a 27-14 last term to record the victory. Fiona Darnell had a blinder for the Breakers, carding 28 points, 14 rebounds and four assists while Ashleigh Wright also had a strong game with a board off a double with 13 points.
Showstopper: Stewart-Paul Tyrrell was key to Chelsea’s success over the Steelers. Picture: Supplied
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Waves set to clash with Southern Saints
BOTH the Peninsula Waves and Southern Saints are ready to bounce back after suffering losses in their Championship matches in round four of the Victorian Netball League last Wednesday night. The Waves endured a 28-goal defeat to second-placed Geelong Cougars while the Southern Saints suffered a 26-goal defeat to Hawks Netball as they continue to deal with their numerous injuries. The Bayside teams, who currently sit at eighth and ninth on the ladder, are set to face each other on Wednesday night at the State Netball and Hockey Centre, with the Southern Saints aiming to strike their first victory this season. In the under-19s and division one, the Waves gave it their all against the reigning premier’s, Geelong Cougars. The competitive battle brought out the best performances from both teams with the Waves overcoming the Cougars in the under-19s match by five goals. The Cougars struck back in division one and showed why they were the reigning champions as they continued their undefeated winning streak and climbed to the top of the table. The Southern Saints got the upper hand of Hawks Netball in the under19s and division one following their loss in the championship game. While some of the Sothern Saints’ players took the step up from their usual side, a lack of depth in the remaining under-19s and division one side’s was not an issue as they still managed victories in both games. The Southern Saints defeated the Hawks (49-39) by 10 goals in division one and six goals in the under19s (54-48).
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