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Council walks from stadium upgrade Neil Walker FRANKSTON Council has walked away from funding any part of a proposed $12.7 million upgrade of the Frankston Basketball Stadium after months of negotiations over the signing of a new lease for the stadium. Council also vowed to have $5.2 million of federal government funding and $2.5 million of state government funding for the project reallocated elsewhere in the latest salvo of an increasingly bitter stoush with the Frankston & District Basketball Association (FDBA).

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Council and the FDBA have been at odds over revised lease terms amid disagreement on retractable seating being part of the initial scope of the upgrade and control of a car park. The existing stadium was fully funded by the association and is located on council-owned land at Bardia Avenue in Seaford. A majority of councillors have insisted the FDBA hand over detailed financial accounts rather than audited accounts provided for years under the association’s existing lease. It is understood that the association offered last week to hand over the detailed financials to state government Navada 7pc

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body Sports and Recreation Victoria (SRV) to report to council but this compromise was rejected by council. Councillors last Monday evening (20 November) voted behind closed doors after council’s monthly public meeting to withdraw $4.5 million of ratepayers’ money from the stadium upgrade project. The Times can reveal a 7-2 majority of councillors voted to walk away from the stadium project. The mayor Colin Hampton and crs Kris Bolam, Brian Cunial, Sandra Mayor, deputy mayor Lillian O’Connor, Michael O’Reilly and Steve Toms voted to pull the plug on coun-

cil’s contribution. Crs Glenn Aitken and Quinn McCormack voted to not pull the funding at this stage. After the meeting, a media statement claimed Frankston Council “commits to future of sports in Frankston” despite walking away from the basketball stadium project. The mayor said in the statement that the FDBA “reneged on agreements and drove too hard a bargain”. “Nobody is a winner out of this. As a council we were ready and willing to commence work on delivering a terrific updated facility. Instead, we will refocus our efforts on providing improved

basketball facilities in other ways for our community,” Cr Hampton said. “The decision to withdraw from the project was made for reasons beyond council’s control and in the best interests of the entire Frankston City community after two-and-a-half years of negotiations failed to reach an agreement. “Agreements that were made at an earlier meeting overseen by former federal member for Dunkley Bruce Bilson on lease arrangements, project scope and for the FDBA to provide full financial accounts have failed to be met and for this reason, the project cannot continue. Continued Page 4

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Boxing champion’s statue to hit park Neil Walker A STATUE of boxing champ Johnny Famechon will be unveiled early next year in Ballam Park to honour the Frankston resident’s sporting achievements including the world WBC featureweight championship in 1969-70. Frankston councillors last week voted to contribute $45,000 of ratepayers’ money to install a 2.1-metre high bronze statue of “Fammo” in his youthful pomp at Ballam Park. A group of boxing fans, including Gary Luscombe, have raised nearly $180,000 themselves over seven years for sculptor Stephen Glassborow to construct the statue. Mr Luscombe, who lives in the Victorian town of Cockatoo, said the fundraising at sportsman nights and selling raffle tickets at boxing events has “been a hard slog” but he is looking forward to Famechon, a Frankston resident for about 45 years, attending the statue unveiling ceremony on 21 January next year. The date of 21 January is the day Famechon won his world title bout to first claim the world WBC featureweight championship against Cuban Jose Legra on points in 1969. He defended his title on points against Fighting Harada of Japan before knocking Fighting Harada

Peace talks MORE than 300 people are expected to attend a symposium next month at the Baitul Salam Mosque, Langwarrin to explain that “Islam’s teachings” have no links to terrorism. The event is being run by the Victorian chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Australia to promote “peace and unity between all people”. The Langwarrin mosque is regarded as the largest in the state and Sunday 3 December will be the second annual event of its type at the mosque. Imam Syed Wadood Janud said the symposium’s theme “World crisis and the pathway to peace” will “focus on reaffirming that Islam is a religion of peace at a time when rising extremism and nationalism are escalating in the world”. The keynote address will be presented by the Ahmadiyya community’s national president and grand imam Inam-ul-Haq Kauser. “This symposium was launched in 2003 by His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the fifth Khalifa and leader of the global Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, who is based in London, in response to growing extremism in Europe and around the world. The message is just at pertinent today as it was in 2003,” Imam Janud said. “We are passing through very difficult times where the name of Islam is being used to conduct terrorism. As Ahmadi Muslims, we want to promote the true and real message of Islam. We want to inform all Australians that Islam’s teachings have no connection with violence and disorder that we see in the world today.” The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was founded in 1889, and claims “membership exceeding tens of millions” across 200 countries. It sees itself as “the leading Islamic organisation to categorically reject terrorism in any form” and is the only Islamic organisation to endorse a separation of mosque and state. Details:

out in the fourteenth round in a rematch. Fammo retired soon after losing to Mexican Vicente Saldivar in a close points decision in May 1970 in Rome. “He was more than a boxing champion, he got inducted into the Australian Sports Hall of Fame,” Mr Luscombe said. He said he is hoping a couple of thousand people turn up at Ballam Park on Sunday 21 January at 11am for the Johnny Famechon statue unveiling with Fammo the guest of honour. World boxing champs including Azumah Nelson, Jeff Fenech and Jeff Horn have been invited to attend and Fighting Harada may also come to Frankston for the statue unveiling. See online for more details.

Standing tall: Sculptor Stephen Glassborow with a statue of boxing champ Johnny Famechon set to be installed at Ballam Park early next year to honour Frankston resident Fammo. Picture: Supplied


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Continued from Page 1 The statement said council “will work with the state and federal government to ensure that the funds earmarked for the Frankston Basketball Stadium upgrade are reallocated to other sports projects in Frankston”. Basketball Victoria slammed council’s decision to withdraw funding and said Frankston residents should question “the inability of this council to support its constituents and enhance the sporting community’s viability through infrastructure projects like Frankston Stadium”. “It is our hope the project remains viable even without Frankston City Council’s financial contribution and Basketball Victoria will work in conjunction with Frankston District Basketball Association amongst others to make it happen,” Basketball Victoria CEO Nick Honey said. “Basketball Victoria will continue working to provide its member associations with new facilities and redevelopments to guarantee the future of Victorian basketball at all levels.” Federal Liberal Dunkley MP Chris Crewther said he will keep the $5.2 million federal contribution to any basketball stadium upgrade “on the table for a long time”. Mr Crewther said he is “disappointed” the FDBA and council could not reach an agreement to allow a stadium upgrade at the existing site. “I’ll be working with all parties to ensure a basketball stadium goes ahead using our $5.2 million on the


existing site, if a new agreement can be reached, or on an alternative site if it can’t. “At worst, I will make sure that these funds are not lost to our area.” Carrum Labor MP Sonya Kilkenny did not respond to questions about the state government contribution of $2.5 million to the stadium upgrade. The FDBA said it will work with federal and state representatives to save the stadium upgrade without council involvement. “The FDBA, in an act of good faith, submitted a signed lease to council last week hoping this would provide a circuit breaker to negotiations and allow the project to commence,” Association president Gary Emery said. “This was obviously rejected by councillors but may enable the remaining funding partners to get on the with the job of building more courts. “Clearly there is an underlying financial motive in the councillors’ desire to withdraw from the project. It must be compelling considering they are walking away from a project which would return $3 for every $1 the ratepayer has invested into the project, along with the millions of dollars of state and federal government money tied to it.” Questions to council about how much money ratepayers will have to now fork out to builder Devco Project & Construction Management to not build the new stadium after council awarded the company the construction contract went unanswered last week.

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A FRANKSTON Council pledge to work to rip federal and state funding away from a $12.7 million upgrade of the Frankston Basketball Stadium has been slammed by North-West ward councillor Glenn Aitken. Cr Aitken, who represents the Seaford area where the stadium is located, said he is “astonished at any suggestion that any funds would simply be somehow automatically reallocated to other projects”. “The state and federal government made a clear balanced and commendable commitment to Frankston Council and its residents with a specific outcome in mind,” Cr Aitken said. “The only people who have the ability or choice to renege on that part of the funding arrangement will in fact be the state or federal government. “It is not for any other level of government to suggest in any way or form what the state or federal government will do with its money.” The Times can reveal that, as part of new lease negotiations with the Frankston & District Basketball Association, council wanted the association to agree that only council’s CEO and mayor could talk publicly about the project in future in an apparent attempt to shut down public criticism of council’s role in the stadium funding stoush. North-West ward councillors Kris Bolam and deputy mayor Lillian O’Connor were approached last week to ask why they voted against ratepayer funding for a project in the ward

they represent. “It is disappointing but there are never any certainties when negotiating,” Cr Bolam said. “There are a number of local projects that are currently unfunded that could benefit from the ratepayers’ funds that were formerly earmarked for the Frankston Basketball Stadium upgrade”. Cr Bolam mentioned the Linen House redevelopment, a new Frankston Coastguard base, the Belvedere Bowls Club redevelopment and

mooted Centenary Park sports complex as projects seeking a contribution from ratepayers. Cr Bolam said that all community and sporting groups “seeking substantial funding for capital projects” in future “will now have to surrender their audited line-item financials prior to negotiations even beginning”. Cr O’Connor did not respond to a call asking for comment. Former Frankston mayor and NorthWest ward councillor James Dooley said council’s decision to walk away

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put $1 million into the stadium upgrade and had never, as far as he knows, asked council previously for money. “This is a club that is ultra-successful, well managed and have put their money where their mouth is.” Cr Aitken said, in his opinion, while there have been moments of angst on both sides of negotiations over the past year or so, he is “uncomfortable” with council’s overall stance towards the association. “It is an absolute tragedy that council has seen fit to walk away from this project. That could have been avoided by council exercising good manners and a conciliatory approach in a normal conversational style at the discussion table,” he said. “I was present at a number of meetings where I found the aggression that was demonstrated towards the association to be extremely unprofessional in an atmosphere that was distinctly uncomfortable. “As always and consistently I have supported the proposal of the basketball stadium from its inception and still continue to do so. I also think that the FDBA is a leading and highly-regarded organisation in this city which brings enormous benefits to people of all ages, particularly young people.” Federal funding of $5.2 million remains “on the table” according to federal Dunkley Liberal MP Chris Crewther and Basketball Victoria says it will try to work with the Labor state government and Sports and Recreation Victoria to try to save the stadium upgrade without council’s $4.5 million contribution from ratepayers.

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BAYSIDE Shoes want to offer a sincere thank you to all their valued customers, for without you they would not be here today celebrating our 30th year in serving the community. As part of their birthday celebration they are giving customers the opportunity to win a $200 Gift Voucher to be drawn on Wednesday 22 December, 2017. Bayside Shoes started over 30 years ago initially as Bayside Discount Shoes, then Bayside Shoe Warehouse and today it is simply Bayside Shoes. The front of the store does not look that large but it becomes an extensive Aladdin’s Cave of quality shoes for women, men and children with eye catching leather handbags, elegant clothing and costume jewelry. They have changed a lot over 30 years but have always endeavored to offer customers a relaxing and enjoyable shopping experience where they can browse at their leisure or if they need assistance ask the staff for shoe style and fitting advice. Bayside Shoes offers a large range of European, South American and Asian manufactured shoe brands to select from, whether you need small or large size shoes or something special to suit problematic feet or an orthotic friendly shoe fitting. Whatever your need for work, play or that special occasion, Bayside Shoes will endeavor to find a solution that suits your feet and your budget. The friendly team brings a wide range of experience from their prior occupations that are more than simply selling shoes. The owner Lorraine, initially started work as a15 year old in an accountant’s office learning about balance sheets &tax returns which has helped her in both managing the financial affairs of Bayside Shoes over the past 30 years but also growing a successful business that serves the community. Lorraine has also been greatly engaged in the community through sport as a Victorian Junior & Senior State basketball player and later took up coaching of the Bayside Blues Frankston basketball team at representative level. She has been a prominent fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Research, the Frankston Hospital Auxiliary and local sports clubs.

Lorraine has continuously evolved Bayside Shoes to reflect the changing needs of the community whether for problem feet, difficult sizes or protecting young feet as they grow, that is why Bayside is different to your traditional shoe shop. Dianne brings extensive design and layout experience from her prior senior roles in packaging and media that has greatly contributed to the eye catching layout of Bayside Shoes as you browse at your leisure or wish to be fitted. She has brought an artists eye for the shops design layout creating stunning displays of bright shoe, bag and clothing colours that enhance your shopping experience and ease of finding that special shoe that you are looking for. Sue and her late husband ran a very successful auto electrical business for several decades before coming to work with Lorraine and helped restructure the inventory management and enable the shop to transition to what it is today. She simplified the stock control to make it easier for customers to find the right shoe. Sue is a local tennis identity who has been a significant force as a committee member and player to support the tennis community on the Peninsula grow the local competitions. Bridget is the newest member to the team who brings extensive retail experience in shoes and clothing having been trained in professionally fitting shoes in the UK before coming to Australia. She has also trained and worked as a professional carer bringing that special level of understanding, patience and humour to her work place. She and her family have recently moved to Seaford and are enjoying the fantastic beachfront and the welcoming community through their local school and the growing number of coffee shops and cafes springing up in the area. Bayside Shoes are located at 103 Railway Parade, Seaford or phone 9785 1887.


Rays still suffer despite ban Keith Platt EARLY morning walkers at Safety Beach on Friday were horrified and saddened to see the white underbelly of a large dead stingray lying in the shallows. Several passersby they thought it was one they had often admired from the beach. Regulations to protect stingrays, skates and guitar fish came into force on 7 November making it illegal to catch the fish from or within 400 metres of any man made structure. Fisheries officer Rod Barber, who on Friday was checking boats at the Safety Beach launching ramp, found a round wound behind the dead stingray’s head. “If they’re not going to eat the ray it should be returned unharmed to the water,” Mr Barber said. “This one looks like it’s been stabbed and thrown back.” He said the new regulations were also intended to increase people’s respect for the fish “as everything has its place in the environment”. The community group Project Banjo which earlier this year launched a public campaign to protect fish commonly identified as rays or banjo sharks, sees the new regulations as “a huge step forward”. Members of the group photographed parts of the seabed around piers on the Mornington Peninsula littered with the corpses of dead rays, often mutilated by knife wounds. On 1 November the Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) announced a ban on the taking of rays more than 1.5 metres across; reduced the bag limit for all skates, guitar fish and all other rays from five to one a day; made it mandatory for the entire fish to be brought back to land so its size could be checked; and banned rays, skates and guitar fish being taken from or within 400 metres of any man made structure. The regulations were introduced in the face of a media campaign which attracted international attention and included a 33,000-signature petition. Project Banjo predicted the changes “are set to lead the way both nationally and internationally in recognising the

need for better treatment of these marine animals that play a vital role in the heath of marine ecosystems” (“Bay rays win protection” The News 7/11/17). Project Banjo coordinator P T Hirschfield, a keen scuba diver and underwater photographer who lives at Safety Beach, said the new regulations “are a massive win in direct response to the senseless slaughter of rays, in particular smooth rays and fiddler rays” publicised by the group. She said the VFA’s “comprehensive solutions package” included the new rules being added to the Victorian Recreational Fishing Guide and signs on piers and jetties around Port Phillip. “Rays are generally not considered to be desirable catch, and the Project Banjo action group has collated significant photograph and video evidence of unwanted rays that have been systematically been either slaughtered or mutilated and returned live into the water,” Ms Hirschfield said. “Too often, the smaller rays have been considered as pests that compete for fish or who repeatedly take bait. “Some anglers have killed them to avoid the inconvenience of catching the same ray twice. Many have been mutilated to retrieve inexpensive fishing hooks. Others have been dealt knife wounds and deep cranial splits and had flaps removed or been cut in half while still alive before being discarded into the water, which is blatant animal cruelty.” Ms Hirschfield said stingrays had been portrayed as “malicious man-killers” following the death of Steve Irwin while filming a documentary in 2006. She said the death of the zookeeper, conservationist and television personality was just the third ray-related death in Australian history. “In reality, rays do not attack humans but have been known to act in self-defence when they feel themselves to be in any way threatened,” Ms Hirschfield said. “Typically, these rays are much loved by locals and tourists alike in the waterways and around the man-made structures they frequent.” The deliberate harming of non-target fish species – including rays, toadfish and native sea stars – can be reported to Fisheries Victoria on 13 3474 (13FISH).

Discarded catch: Fisheries officer Rod Barber with a stingray found dead at Safety Beach on Friday. The fish had a stab wound behind its head. Picture: Keith Platt

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Perhaps the federal government may now be able to settle down to running this country in the wake of a most physically and socially aggressive action on the “Yes” to the same sex marriage survey, with major corporate funding, and even threats to smaller businesses. Even sporting gurus got in on the act. This will not be a good look for the yet unborn generations if and when they study Australian politics. However, in a TV broadcast this past week, there was an interview being conducted with two swarthy, middle-aged men, possibly guardians of a child as one was holding a pale baby girl, probably about seven months old. I found some of this disturbing as to the nature of this association when we are more focused than ever on child safety. Was one of them the parent, with the child’s mother consenting? In what part of the world did this take place? My heart really went out to this little girl (made me cry actually) who in her life will never know the warmth, touch and loving care of a mother. No man can ever fill this void. It is my concern to protect the rights of children who have no voice in their own fate. Where are the militant feminists on this issue? Maureen Federico, Frankston South

Mayor’s road ahead Congratulations to Colin Hampton being elected mayor of Frankston. To read his opening speech how Frankston is gearing up for possible state and federal elections, is outside his domain; it defies belief. If the mayor wants unity and respect, he must keep his views to himself. I suggest to Cr Hampton should immediately work towards a bipartisan unity within the council. All Frankston councillors must work together. Respect only comes to a healthy, honest and transparent leadership. Mayor, please lead the way forward without any political agendas. Do it for the Frankston community, not yourself. Vic Langsam, Frankston

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ARCTO the bull seal was back basking on Seaford beach last week. The seal has become a familiar sight along bayside beaches in the summer months. Beachgoers should not closely approach, feed or touch Arcto. Picture: Gary Sissons

No happy returns The government says the National Energy Guarantee will save the average household up to $115 a year after 2020. I am still waiting for my $500 savings from the elimination of the carbon tax. I sent [Flinders MP] Greg Hunt an invoice, but never received a cheque so did no bother invoicing him for subsequent years. Joe Lenzo, Safety Beach

Spare the chickens The story on ABC TV last week showing chickens being scalded to death in a Victorian abattoir shocked many viewers, but also illustrates a basic truth about animal agriculture: wherever there is exploitation for money, there will be abuse. Corporations that abuse animals are governed only by their bottom line; animal welfare will always play second fiddle.

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Tighter rules in wake of flood risk Keith Platt STRICTER planning rules are likely to be brought in for land around Western Port threatened by rising sea levels. The need to add a “land subject to inundation” (LSIO) overlay to the Mornington Peninsula’s planning scheme follows the release more than two years ago of a report identifying areas that will be affected by coastal erosion, flooding, sea level rises and storm surges. The updated report identifies 710 properties that need to be covered in the overlay, including 136 houses at Hastings, 85 at Balnarring Beach and 13 at Somers. There are 40 commercial properties facing clouding at Hastings and one each at Somerville and Crib Point. At Flinders, Shoreham, Point Leo, Merricks Beach and Bittern the land under threat is mainly rural or included in public reserves. The also warns that underground water supplies will increasingly be salt affected. “The balance of properties are community uses, infrastructure facilities, reserves, caravan parks, marinas or rural land,” Mornington Peninsula Shire’s planning services team leader Rosa Zouzoulas says in a report to this week’s Planning Services Committee meeting.” Ms Zouzoulas recommends that the shire asks the Planning Minister Richard Wynne to support the proposed amendment to the peninsula’s planning scheme. She says adopting the overlay could reduce “events [that] can severely disrupt communities and in extreme cases, cause extensive damage to public and private property, agricultural losses, personal hardship and potential loss of life”. Ms Zouzoulas said the Western Port Local Coastal Hazard Assessment report – released in June 2015 – “examined the potential impact of climate change on and around Western Port”. The report was undertaken by Melbourne Water, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), South East Councils Cli-

mate Change Alliance and the four municipalities bounding Western Port. The study area includes all shorelines of Western Port and French Island, as well as the northern shorelines of Phillip Island from Newhaven to Seal Rocks. The modelling shows that properties are protected by steep foreshores between Flinders and Somers, although changes to the shoreline “could be more extensive change than previously experienced into the future”. However, “a significant number of non-rural properties” between Balnarring Beach and Hastings would be affected by the end of the century. Ms Zouzoulas said affected property owners could object to the overlay being applied to their land. “If council decides not to pursue the amendment there is significant risk [that] developers … will be required to make expensive and time consuming design changes to projects at later stages in the development process, including up to the building permit stage. “Council may also be left at risk for not taking appropriate action to limit the impact of an identified potential hazard to property and human life.” When the report was first released in 2015, DELWP regional manager Rod Anderson said it brought together “the best historical knowledge of the Western Port coastline with detailed modelling and projected sea level rise data for the years 2040, 2070 and 2100”. “The modelling from the assessment will help land managers and owners in Western Port to make decisions about how to prepare and respond to climate risks along the coast.” Mr Anderson said the study’s results would “influence future planning decisions, emergency management frameworks, local infrastructure maintenance, and regional climate adaptation planning” by all levels of government. “It will also be used to continue conversations so that we can better understand community values and priorities in Western Port, and to identify opportunities for collaborative action on climate change.”

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UNRIVALLED BEACHSIDE LIVING PRIME beach front living simply does not get any better than this magnificent apartment, part of the eye-catching development recently built at Banksia Point. Designed to embrace the changing nature of property ownership on the peninsula, the apartment perfectly caters to trendy professional couples, retirees, or those seeking the ultimate weekend pad in the heart of Victoria’s playground. Between the spacious internal zone and the expansive balconies that stagger along the north and west aspects of the building is a seamless integration promoting a fluid way of life reminiscent of the fabulous water vista that stetches out before you through the trees; and along with a fantastic communal roof-top terrace you have entertaining space galore. The balconies also serve to greatly accentuate and complement the overall size of the residence with the beautiful main living zone featuring air-conditioning and a sleek decor that demonstrates a soft colour palette reflected in the luxurious floor coverings. Overlooking the entire space is a crisp white kitchen with stone bench tops, European appliances including an under-bench oven and a dishwasher, and plenty of overhead cupboard space. There are two good-sized bedrooms; the larger has a wall of mirrored built-in robes and an ensuite, with the main bathroom equally wellappointed. At ground level is a secure single parking space, however the fantastic practicality of the location virtually ensures that during any summer stay, the car will be a pleasant afterthought with shops, restaurants, cinemas and the splendid foreshore and beach all just moments away.n



ADDRESS: 207/866 Point Nepean Road, ROSEBUD AUCTION: This Saturday at 2:00pm DESCRIPTION: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 car AGENT: Craig Leo, 0412 502 938, Barry Plant Real Estate, 1/28 McCombe Street, Rosebud, 5986 8880

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Tyabb 46 Graydens Road

A4 B2 C3

Style, Substance & Space! This superb contemporary home solves a quandary often experienced when ‘moving to the country’. It astutely offers all of the luxuries and features we come to expect in urban living but with the allure of being surrounded by 14.5 lush acres (approx) only minutes to nearby townships and schools. The as new, custom built residence is ideally suited to the demands of family living and resplendent with a full array of quality fixtures allowing new owners to indulge a passion for horses or other lifestyle pursuits on the magnificent Peninsula.

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‘Elm View’ - 35 Ac (approx) Fastidiously developed over the past 14 years, this stunning property is a botanical wonderland that features one of the finest gardens in the Westernport area. Recently open to the public for the first time to rave reviews, it blends hedging and specimen trees, tranquil ponds and sculptural garden art all set amidst lush, sprawling lawns that create a haven from the outside world. Its country style 4 bedroom plus study residence sits harmoniously overlooking a resplendent alfresco deck, landscaped in-ground solar pool and beyond to an ornamental dam and boathouse.

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WHAT YOU TALKING ABOUT WILLIS? WALKING distance to a host of town facilities, such as Bayside Shopping Centre, TAFE, PARC and Frankston Hospital, this interesting investment property is set on a 547 square metre corner block. Positioned on the block are two self-contained dwellings – separately metred and both on the one title – each with two bedrooms and one bathroom. Both properties are well-presented with neat interiors featuring a combination of floating and natural timber floors, carpets and tiling, plus air-conditioning. The slope of the block has allowed for some storage space to be included underneath with the front unit featuring a single carport whilst the sunny rear unit has a pleasant timber deck.n

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ADDRESS: 17 Willis Street, FRANKSTON AUCTION: This Saturday at 11:30am DESCRIPTION: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 car VIEW: By Appointment AGENT: Don McKenzie, 0419 955 177 - Baywest Real Estate, 1/109 High Street, Hastings, 5979 4412

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UNIQUE LUXURY IN SOMERS Be captured by the sheer size of this wonderful home including the sprawling balcony and expansive sunrooms affording Westernport Bay views, an envious indoor pool and sauna, just to name a few of the luxuries occupying this Somers home. Only a short walk to the stunning Somers beach and a three minute drive to the General Store you will fall in love with this exclusive and quiet Suburb. Boasting quality & functional features including, four bedrooms all with BIR’s, Master with WIR and ensuite, solid timber kitchen with plenty of cupboard & bench space, huge light filled living areas, two sunrooms & top level leading to the enormous entertainers terrace with sink/food prep area and electric awning, indoor pool area houses the large sauna, a bathroom, sink /bench area, 3 expansive sliding doors, dehumidifier and ample heat strips for year round entertaining, sizeable laundry separate utility room plus underground basement/cellar, low maintenance gardens, DBL L/U garage, heating/ cooling to upstairs & downstairs, no immediate neighbours to the right or to the rear of the property. If you’ve been searching for a sea change, looking to upsize or an impressive holiday home for family & friends to enjoy, then don’t let this one go.

AUCTION Saturday 9th December at 1:00pm TERMS 10% Deposit, Vacant Possession Balance 30 days VIEW Saturday 12:30 - 1:00pm AGENT Tayla Schoots 0415 517 340






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FANTASTIC FAMILY HOME Set on a generous 750sqm block, this home offers space, privacy and convenience, located in a peaceful, family friendly neighbourhood, central to all amenites Hastings has to offer. Comprising 4 bedrooms all with BIR’s, plus a study, master with WIR & double basin ENS two generous & light filled living areas both open to a large concrete alfresco area, central kitchen with 900mm gas cooker, huge pantry, plenty of bench & cupboard space, ducted heating throughout with split system air-conditioning to the lounge. Outside boast plenty of room to entertain, alongside the double garage is side access to the rear of the block to park a caravan/boat. Currently tenanted on month by month basis.

PRICE $630,000 - $650,000 VIEW Saturday 2:00 -2:30pm AGENT Tayla Schoots 0415 517 340







If space is what you’re after, this is the one for you! A 4 bedroom, country style cedar home occupies this wonderful block with all its original fixtures and fittings, two large living areas, central kitchen, front & back verandah and gas coonara - Potential to renovate and create a beautiful family home. Outside features veggie patch, fruit trees, wood sheds, chicken house and a HUGE SHED with mezzanine plus an office/studio perfect for those working from home. A large, flat block of land located in the quiet streets of Crib Point represents a great opportunity for tradies, renovators and families looking to upsize, renovate the house or build a new home of your dreams. This property is true value for money and won’t last long.


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CALLING ALL DEVELOPERS PRIME 3296M2 SITE 2 Substantial brick buildings originally designed for educational use and now in need of substantial works for residential conversion OR demolish to make way for a completely new development. Both buildings (one split level) feature truss roof construction, colourbond clad roof and aluminium windows with brick fence to front and sealed car park adjacent to Stony Point Road. Rear access off 12 meter wide unconstructed Government Road.Zoned General Residential under the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme and subject to Design and Development Overlay # 19 which restricts accommodation to a maximum of 4 dwellings (STCA).

FOR SALE BY TENDER CLOSING WED 6th DECEMBER @ 4:00PM TERMS 10% Deposit. Balance 60 days Vacant Possession VIEW By Appointment AGENT Richard Whitehead 0412 328 718 Chris Watt 0417 588 321




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Business Sale - Mornington

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26 McLaren Place MORNINGTON Thursday 7th December @1.00pm (on site)


2/10 Blamey Place MORNINGTON Friday 8th December @12.30pm (on site)


• Fantastic position central to Main Stret • Rare freehold opportunity in Mornington • Will return approximately 65,000pa (Based on average Mornington rentals) • Building area of 216sqm • Includes 4 x car spaces separately titled.

• Ideal Superannuation Investment • A-grade tenants with long leases • Net income of approx. $115,000 • Lift Access/Balcony

FOR SALE BY AUCTION Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

FOR SALE BY AUCTION Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

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Auction - Mornington

• Prime location in the heart of Main Street • Approx 160sqm of retail space • Excellent street frontage • New Lease available

• 300sqm factory with high clearance • Street frontage opposite Bunnings for great exposure • Kitchen and Bathroom amenities with shower • Private driveways with car parking

Sale Price: $60,000 fit-out only Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454 Alisha Maestrale 0400 700 169

Lease Price: $2,500pcm+GST+OG Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454 Alisha Maestrale 0400 700 169

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Mornington’s Premier Restaurant

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Sale Price: $310,000 Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454 Alisha Maestrale 0400 700 169

Sale Price: Contact Agent Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

• Great position for any bar or restaurant businesses • Attractive leasing package • Huge space with deck and bay views • Fantastic commercial Kitchen


•Priced for quick sale •Two commercial kitchens on two levels •Long term lease package •Well established business

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• Based in the heart of Mornington.

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•Restaurant in busy Mornington available to lease. •Excellent long term lease package available. •Property comes with a grease trap. •Ample public parking opposite. •Corner position.

If you want to know what’s happening in the Commercial Real Estate scene, give Kevin a call on 0417 564 454.

Lease Price: $5,400pcm+GST+OG Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

For Lease – Mornington

For Lease - Mornington

SUITES ON McLAREN 5 LEASED - 3 REMANING Call Us Now, As These Spaces Won’t Last Long

Lease Price: From $195 per week Kevin Wright 0417 564 454 Alisha Maestrale 0400 700 169

Business Sale - Hastings

• Long established, well known restaurant • Comes with as new private accommodation • Prime position opposite Sorrento beach • Great takings and lease package

Sale Price: $399,000 Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454 Alisha Maestrale 0400 700 169

Properties For Lease

Business Sale - Mornington

OFFICES FOR LEASE (Mornington unless specified) From $185pw+GST inc OG

1/26 McLaren Place


• Small office spaces overlooking Mornington Centro • Outgoings and WiFi included • Lift Access / Kitchen and bathroom facilities

Loquat Sorrento

Prime Main Street Position

• Prime Retail Position • Long Term Lease Package • In excess of 200sqm • Ready to Occupy

Lease Price: $5,500pcm + GST + OGS Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454 Alisha Maestrale 0400 700 169

Mornington Park Fish and Chips • Great opportunity to secure fantastic family business • Steady takings, profitable business • Attractive lease • 4BR residence above the shop included in the lease

Sale Price: $120,000 Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454 Alisha Maestrale 0400 700 169

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Business Sale - Tyabb

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11 Railway Grove – Varying sizes

Price On Application

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From $750pcm+GST

Suite 2, Level 3/28 Main Street -14sqm


FACTORIES FOR LEASE (Mornington unless specified) 6/27 Progress Street – 120sqm


2/6 Jennings Court, Rosebud - 400sqm


10 Thamer Street Rosebud – 300sqm


12 Thamer Street Rosebud – 300sqm 132 Browns Road Boneo – 260sqm


SHOPS FOR LEASE (Mornington unless specified) Main Street - 210sqm


68-74 Ocean Beach Road Sorrento - 72sqm


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Price on Application

STORAGE UNIT (Mornington unless specified)

Opportunity Awaits

• Located in the heart of High Street Hastings • High foot traffic close to post office, banks & newsagent • Popular café with funky décor, friendly staff & great menu • Great long term lease package

Sale Price: $59,950 Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454 Alisha Maestrale 0400 700 169

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Healthy Body – Healthy Mind

• A1 tenant with long lease • Recent upgrade of all equipment on site • Currently leased as successful carwash • Excellent long term investment

• High Exposure with main road frontage • Health food Café • Yoga studio at rear of premises • Brand new fitout with great lease package

Sale Price: $750,000 Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454 Alisha Maestrale 0400 700 169

Sale Price: $85,000 Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454


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Telephone for police station under consideration Compiled by Brodie Cowburn CR MASON drew attention to the disturbance that had occurred at Frankston on the previous Saturday, and the necessity that existed for additional police protection and also the installing of telephone service at the police station. It was false economy not to have the telephone at police station. The lack of it allowed men to get 50 miles away before the police could be informed, and cost the country pounds to effect their capture. He moved that the Council feel they have implicit confidence in the Officer in Charge, that he is tactful and one of the most efficient officers ever in Frankston. Cr Clements seconded the motion, and it was carried unanimously. *** MRS E. Henderson and family desire to thank their many friends for kind expressions of sympathy, letters and cards received during their recent sad bereavement in the death of their beloved son and brother Pte D. Henderson, killed in action somewhere in France, 20th September 1917. *** MRS Dent and family desire to thank their many friends for visits of sympathy and cards received during their recent sad bereavement in the death of their dearly beloved son and brother, Pte Alfred James Dent killed in action some where in France on the 16th Oct 1917 *** Vast Plans of Y.M.C.A. AN indication of the vast projects of the Y.M.C.A is given in a message just received by the National Com

mitte if that organisation in Australia from Dr John R Nott, General Secretary of the International Committee of Y.M.C.A.’s at New York. “We have been deeply impressed, writes Dr Mott, by the remarkable service you have rendered in Australia to your troops overseas. The example of what you have done has not been without its influence on our plans. At the recent meeting of our National War Council where we reported your work, it, was decided that we raise and spend before July 1st, 1918, a fund of about £7,296,000. This will be used in furthering the Association work in the American Army, in the armies of Russia, France, Italy, and other allies and in the prisoner of war camps.” *** THE Wattle Club Committee most heartily thank all those who assisted in every possible way to give the visiting French soldiers a good time on Tuesday last. It was a huge undertaking to prepare luncheon and afternoon tea for 1.000 people, but the undoubted success proves once more, the splendid unity and sympathy which exists in the Frankston people. *** DURING shunting operations at Seaford on Thursday afternoon two empty trucks attached to the 9 a.m. Melbourne train to Frankston were derailed. Passenger traffic was in no way interfered with, however, and practically no damage was done to either rolling stock or permanent way. The train was delayed at Seaford

for about two hours, consequent upon the mishap. *** THE Royal Life Saving Club will visit Frankston next Sunday afternoon to give a demonstration of life saving with the object of opening a club at Frankston. *** MR L R N. Utber has been appointed a Commissioner of the Supreme Court of the State of Victoria for taking affidavits. *** A PUBLIC meeting is called by the President of the Shire at the Frankston Mechanics Institute on Friday evening next to consider the preservation of the late ‘Hermits” place of residence. *** A CORDIAL invitation is extended to all who are interested in Red Cross work, to attend a “Snowball Tea” at Mrs Moloney’s Pier Hotel, on Wednesday afternoon next. *** VERY necessary improvements have been made recently at Langwarrin Camp. A fine gateway now marks the entrance, which gives to the camp an appearance of stability and permanence. The carriage way has been greatly improved, fresh beds and lawns have been added to the gardens. The addition of a fish pond and fountain gives pleasure to sightseers, while a greenhouse will be much appreciated this summer. *** Shire news FOR the position of ranger at Somer-

ville the application of C.E Gumm was accepted, duties to start from 1st December, on the motion of Cr Murray, seconded by Cr Longmuir. Cr Clements reported that he has made inquiries with regard to vacancies in the Benevolent Asylum, and was informed that there were not at present but there would he one in a few days: - It was decided that Cr Longmuir interview the old man Holman, who is a Crimean veteran and see if he is willing to go to the asylum. F. H. Wells, ranger at Frankston, complaining that a young man named Smith rescued two horses from him which he was taking to the pound on 15th November—Cr Clements moved and Cr Mason seconded that the Secretary take proceedings against Smith for rescuing the horses. Carried. Cr Murray complained of the damage done to roads and brides by the pine carters. He estimated it would cost £200 or £300 to repair them and he moved that an inspection be made and damages assessed wit a view to some action being taken. Seconded by Cr Unthank and carried. *** A CONCERT in aid of the proposed Methodist Church building, to be erected on a central site given by Mrs Goodson, was held in the School, on Friday evening, November 23rd. Rev E. Tonkin of Frankston was chairman. The programme was contributed to by visiting and local performers, all the items of which appeared to be appreciated by an audience which,

considering the threatened weather, was highly satisfactory. *** THE Social Club held another Novelty Night on Saturday, which was well attended. \ The lady’s prize was won by Miss J Ross and Mr Sullivan was the successful gentleman. Next Wednesday, 5th December, Brigadier General Williams will unveil the School Honor Roll and name the avenue where the trees are planted in honor of our brave soldiers. A good attendance is expected. We hope that all the friends of the soldiers will come along and make this day a success. *** WANTED Horse, suitable for orchard and General work. Trial required. Apply J. SMITH, Mt. Eliza. *** WANTED to buy Large pine trees, cut or standing, highest prices. E. MACPHERSON, Warburton St., East Brunswick. Phone Bwk. 795. *** ALEX Scott & Co. Pty. Ltd. will hold a special stock sale in the Corporation Yard adjoining the Tanti Hotel. when they will offer:—300 head store and dairy cattle 300 x br ewes 2 tooth to full mouth 250 xbr wethers 2 and 4 tooth 200 Merino wethers 4 to 6 tooth. *** From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 1 December1917


A Story You Couldn’t Makeup By Stuart McCullough I AM somewhat plain looking. Don’t bother trying to convince me I’m wrong – I know it’s true. I could try and deny it but my features have never quite hung properly on my face. They’re like a painting after an earth tremor. I’m more your character actor than leading man. Not that I always knew it. For years I thought every camera I ever came across was defective in that they all consistently failed to render what I regarded as an appropriate likeness. Until the somewhat appropriately titled ‘ugly truth’ dawned on me – these cameras aren’t broken, this is what I really look like. The only thing worse than being kind of plain looking is the tyranny of acne. It is something of a cosmic joke that just at the moment you become interested in others is the moment your facial pores stage a full-blown insurrection. Like most teenagers, I despaired at the dermatological mutiny to which I was subjected and prayed daily for some kind of miracle. Every potential cure was worth trying. From old-wives tales to potion-spruiking carnival huckster; I was up for just about anything. I slept with the window open, even in winter, because someone told me it would be good for my complexion. I’m not sure it made my face any fresher but it certainly gave me a healthy respect for frostbite. I drank a tall glass of water every morning having heard that this would help cleanse my system. My father suggested drinking the water that had been used to boil the silverbeet, but forgot to tell


me that I should let it cool down first. I’ll say this much – you’re unlikely to be worried about blemishes when you’ve got third-degree burns on your chin. They would arrive, unwelcome and uninvited. There was nothing worse than waking up on a school day and sensing that a pimple that, much like the Great Wall of China and Chadstone Shopping Centre, could be seen

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from space now possessed your face. If my brothers and sisters avoided eye contact and kept as far away as possible as we passed in the hallway, I knew it was going to be an absolute whopper. The moment of truth would ultimately arrive when I had to look at myself in the mirror and ask, just as Hamlet did in his ubiquitous soliloquy; ‘To squeeze or not to squeeze.

That is the question.’ I guess I became accustomed to it, never thinking that it would one day end. And then, without warning, I got a glimpse of a world that was completely blemishfree. I discovered makeup. I did what any self-respecting teenager with low levels of confidence would do under the circumstances – I entered a public speaking competition because my teacher suggested it might be a good idea and I didn’t want to upset anyone. I was, naturally, terrified. But although the speaking bit seemed like an out of body experience, the writing part of it was kind of enjoyable. I even managed to win a prize. Which, in turn, led to an offer to perform my speech on ‘Behind the News’, an educational news program for school kids. It was my first and, frankly, last time in a television studio. I was a bundle of nerves – making me easy to transport – and before I really knew what was happening, I was sitting in a chair having makeup applied to my face. I could scarcely believe the transformation I was witnessing. Teenage acne disappeared as my pale complexion was replaced by something very close to ‘swarthy’. I looked like one of George Hamilton’s nephews. The filming took an hour or so and as I stepped away from the bright lights of the studio I was intercepted by the makeup artist who offered to remove the brown, gunky veneer that had been so expertly applied to my face. Having glimpsed the art of the possible, there was no way I was

going to give up my new blemishfree existence. I felt confident, I felt self-assured. I even felt a little bit handsome. Instead of having my face cleaned up, I waved the make-up artist away and headed back to school. My classmates were impressed. Or, at least, I think they were. As I strolled around the schoolyard, they laughed and pointed at me while singing songs in my honour before eventually burning me in effigy on the oval. It was the first time I’d ever felt the admiration of my peers. For the rest of the day, I sat up straight in the classroom. I feared nothing, not even Maths B, which was incredible because I really wasn’t very good at Maths A, much less the rest of the alphabet. But it was too good to last. I went to bed that night without the window open, having not drunk the water that the silverbeet had just been boiled in and felt like the King of the World. It wasn’t to last. As I awoke from my slumber the following morning, I lifted my face from the pillow only to discover that the pillowcase looked as if it had been caked in mud. On this occasion, not only did my siblings avoid eye contact, a couple of them shrieked in horror as I made my way towards the bathroom. The mirror confirmed the worst. I was back to my pale, plain self. Perhaps it was for the best – I’d already ruined a pillowcase. I had to face up to the truth.


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Welcome to the Peninsula’s Best Kept Secret Festival!

BLUES AT THE BRIARS BACK FOR 2018 Fresh off the back of 2017’s epic festival, Blues At The Briars returns on February 24 for its sixth celebration of blues and roots music on the Peninsula. A combination of great music, amazing food and wine, and a dedicated children’s area make this day a must in everyone’s calendar. The Peninsula’s best kept secret keeps delivering in the amazing rural setting of the historic Briars homestead and surrounds. Bring a chair or a picnic rug and soak up the landscape and vibe while listening to the best bands from Australia and abroad. February’s festival is shaping to be the best yet. A.J. Ghent (USA) constructs an indie rock sound howling from the church to the blues. His style can be defined as fresh, nostalgic, electrifying and rootsy, fusing blues, funk, R and B, hip hop and dream pop into a genre he likes to call neo blues. Z Star Delta (UK), described as the love child of Jimmy Hendrix and Nina Simone, takes you on a personal and spiritual journey to experience her intense magic. Come and experience her live at the Briars. Blues At The Briars are also proud to announce the triumphant return of the best boogie pianist on the planet, Ben Waters (UK) joined by Derek Nash the best Sax player going around. Derek is regarded as one of the UK’s most prominent and versatile saxophonists, playing with the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues orchestra since 2004, performing live with artists such as Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Amy Winehouse and many more. Along with many more homegrown bands and artists from around the country, this line up will be awesome. Keep an eye on the Facebook page and website www. for more artist announcements coming soon.

The team at Blues At The Briars takes great pride in showcasing not only established artists, but up-and-coming talent. The Teskey brothers who were a highlight at this years festival have not stopped touring throughout the UK and Australia, supporting such iconic acts such as Midnight Oil, Rag and Bone man and headlining in their own right. This year Blues At The Briars have pulled out all the stops with a sound and lighting upgrade so the tunes will be crisp and clear for all to enjoy. The VIP area returns with amazing food and drink packages, in a dedicated marquee where you can enjoy the show in luxury. Treat yourself this indulgence and make it a day to truly remember. Not many VIP areas have a prime view of the stage like this. Tickets are limited for the VIP marquee so get them quickly. For the younger blues lovers we have a safe area to roam and enjoy. Face painting, balloonists, and bouncy castle, with arts and craft to keep them amused. If you are looking for somewhere fun and funky to take the family look no further. Children under 14 are free! Entry costs are kept as low as possible to enable everyone access, with disabled access, easy parking close to the gate and friendly volunteer staff to ensure your experience is enjoyable and hassle free. A fully stocked bar with very reasonable nonfestival prices will be open all day. Blues At The Briars 2018 is a special, immersive, family-friendly experience that will stay with you long after the last notes have been played.






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Foon ton saves the Dogs PROVINCIAL

By IT Gully MORNINGTON star Matt Foon single-handedly has Sorrento in all sorts of bother after the opening day of round six in Mornington Peninsula Cricket Association Provincial cricket. The Doggies batted first in ideal conditions after winning the toss but the top order collapsed and the visi-

tors were quickly on the back foot at 3/17. However, with his side in deep trouble, Foon strode to the crease and with the early support of keeper Charlie Parker, regained the ascendancy for their team. Whilst Parker only contributed 36, he did help the score beyond 100 before departing. Foon, however, took complete control, blasted 11 fours and a six and

finished unbeaten on 116. Nick Johnson was able to hang around long enough to help his teammate to the magical three figures, as the Dogs posted a competitive score of 206. With plenty of overs left in the day (21), it was important for Sorrento to survive and try and gain the upper hand for day two. That didn’t happen. The Sharks lost Kane Gordon (1), Tom Clarke (6) and Jedd Falck (0) to

be 3/30 at stumps. Mt Eliza has given Langwarrin some work to do on day two of their clash after scoring 207. The Mounties batted first and a number of players got starts. Justin Grant top scored with 58, Tim Clarke hit 38 and Ben Tracy was run out for 35. Matt Prosser was again the chief wicket-taker for the Kangas with 3/50 from 18 overs and Travis Campbell

snared 2/33 from 13 overs. Peninsula Old Boys have set Pearcedale a total of 217 for victory in their match at Tractor Park. The Old Boys hit 8/216 in their 80 overs, Tom LaBrooy top scoring with 60, Dylan O’Malley hitting 39 and Hugh Peacock 38. Pearcedale’s Chris Dew was the best of the Dales’ bowlers with 3/64 from 19.2 overs, while Shayne Gillings picked up 2/19 from nine overs.

Ridge dominate Eagles PENINSULA

By IT Gully MAIN Ridge is just six runs away from victory in its MPCA Peninsula clash against Somerville. The Eagles have been a major disappointment this season and that continued on Saturday at the magnificent Ditterich Reserve in Main Ridge. Winning the toss and batting first, the Eagles were bundled out for just 172 on the small deck. Had it not been for a wagging tail, the Eagles would have been lucky to push past 120. Jayde Herrick scored 31 at the top of the innings, Bailey White scored 25, Matt Eager 24 and Sean Parker 21. Sam Lyons was superb with the ball again for the Ridge with 3/34 from 16 overs while Jack Banks snared 2/10 and Luke Collins 2/53. Red Hill has left Long Island with some tough work with the bat after scoring 5/221 on Saturday. Riley Shaw and Simon Dart each scored 91 to help the Hillmen to a more than competitive total in a shortened day of 66.5 overs. Skipper Dart faced 160 balls for his

91 with 11 fours, while Shaw faced 147, went to the rope 10 times and over it on one occasion. Andrew Tweddle picked-up three of the five wickets, snaring 3/41 from 12 overs, while Stu Swift picked-up 2/34. Pines has the upper hand against Flinders heading into day two of their match at Eric Bell Reserve. The Pythons batted first and thanks to a glorious unbeaten century from Nick Wilcox (104), were able to post a strong total of 6/259. Jack Pearce-Stirling was a wonderful support for Wilcox with 51 while Chris Bartczak opened with 32. The evergreen Shark Dwayne Field bowled 28 overs for Flinders for a return of 4/67, while Neil Barfuss bowled 22 overs for a return of 2/77. Delacombe Park is in the box seat against Moorooduc after openers Jon Guthrie and Nick Christides set-up the monster total of 7/324. Christides smacked eight fours and two sixes as he hit 70 of the opening stand total of 96. Guthrie went on to make 77 while Ricky Ramsdale played his best innings in a while with 76.

Wickets fall at Hastings DISTRICT

By IT Gully ROSEBUD and Hastings are locked in an intriguing MPCA District battle after 11 wickets fell on the opening day of their clash at Thomas Barclay Reserve. The Buds batted first after winning the toss but other than skipper Billy Quigley, there was little resistance in the order. Quigley scored 48 at the top of the innings while Janaka Kumarage debuted with 27 for the Buds and showed signs that he is only going to get better. Ryan McNamara was on fire for the Blues, bowling 11.1 over and finishing with 5/34, while Isuru Dias sent down 27 overs and collected 4/36 in a sensational performance which also came with 12 maidens. Chasing 155 for victory, Hastings had to face the final nine overs of the day. It lost Rob Hearn for five, courtesy of Pat Nagel rattling his stumps. The Blues will resume at 1/20 this Saturday, however, given Hearn is in the sheds and the batting has been brittle at best this season, 154 should be enough for the Buds to defend. Seaford Tigers has challenged

Rye to score 201 runs for victory in their match at RJ Rowley Reserve. The Tigers made 8/200 from their 80 overs, Anthony Joel top scoring with 42, Dave Roach hitting 39, David James 31 and Luke Chevalier 24. Whilst the Tigers batted well, Rye’s Zac Stephenson was outstanding with the ball, claiming 7/72 from 26 overs. Matt Whelan bowled 34 overs for a return of 0/78. The Demons’ bowling was tight and it has given them every opportunity to challenge for the victory. Seaford has already begun its chase against Heatherhill after rolling the visitors for 190 in 63.3 overs. The Tigers will resume on 0/12 after rain cut day one short, facing just four of an available 16 overs at the end of the day. Once again the tail wagged for the Hills, Declan Albert top scoring with a well-timed 53, while Steven O’Donnell hit 35 at the top of the order. In the final match, Baden Powell has set Mt Martha a total of 265 for victory after being bowled out for 264.

Howzat? An appeal to the umpire during the District match between Seaford and Heatherhill. Picture: Andrew Hurst

Cougars are on top SUB-DISTRICT

By IT Gully CARRUM Downs has given Ballam Park a challenge in its Sub District clash at Ballam Park. The Cougars batted the entire day before the rains came after 69.4 overs had been bowled, finishing the day at 8/204. Ryan Lynch top scored for the visitors with 56, Leon McConnell hit 33, Nathan Lynch 27 and Joel Williams finished unbeaten on 40 when rain interrupted play. Marc Blume was the pick of the bowlers for Ballam Park with 3/39 from 17 overs, Justin Moore claimed 2/54 from 19

overs and Daniel Edwards-Fisk snared 2/33 from 15 overs. Balnarring limped to 175 in 70 overs against Tootgarrok. The Saints got away to a shaky start before Lachlan Barton steadied the ship with 52 in the middle order, while skipper Mal Coutts hit 31. Ben King, who has been dominant with the ball all season for Balnarring, came to the crease with the bat and hit a very timely 25. In reply, Tootgarook is 0/7. In other Sub District matches, Carrum was bowled out for 215 against Dromana and Tyabb has set Boneo 280 for victory after scoring 6/279.. Frankston Times 27 November 2017



Elliott signs up for fourth straight season SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie LUCAS Elliott is just a fortnight old but Mornington fans owe the infant a debt of gratitude for the part he played in his father re-signing with the club last week. Stevie Elliott is a class act, one of the finest central defenders outside NPL ranks and for the past two months the word was that his switch to Langwarrin was all but done and dusted. Until last Thursday when the 29-year-old Englishman ended a 45-minute meeting with Mornington gaffer Adam Jamieson and assistant coach Dale White by re-committing to the club for a fourth straight season. “At the back end of last season I was out of the team and we needed to clear the air,” Elliott said. “I was honest with ‘Jamo’ and he was honest with me and in the end all I’ve known is Mornington and I didn’t know whether it would be a bit weird me playing elsewhere. “Langwarrin never actually put an offer down but there was a lot of conversation. “I was almost in limbo there for a while because although I believed that I could make the step up (to NPL) I didn’t think I could commit to the three or four times a week that they’d want you in. “I felt it was unfair to my partner (Sarah) and my new son to not be around for that length of time.” Season 2017 was far from plain

Staying put: Defender Stevie Elliott in action for Mornington. Picture: Darryl Kennedy

sailing for Elliott who struggled to overcome a medial ligament strain incurred in a round 13 clash at Elwood Park against St Kilda. “I went to run the ball out of play in the last few minutes when one of their players came in to the side of my hip and pushed my knee out and strained the medial,” Elliott said. “It was frustrating and it sort of epitomised the season for me. “We’d started off with a whole bunch of new players and it was pretty

unsettling when players were injured and Simon Webster retired. “When I did come back the boys were doing well and you don’t expect to walk back into a winning side but I was very frustrated. “Coming off the bench against Caulfield and scoring the winner was pretty good but missing out on the derby against Langwarrin the following week was the low point. “I had to question whether or not my heart was in it and I’ll admit that I

started wondering whether Mornington was for me.” If Elliott had any lingering doubts they were erased at last week’s meeting when Jamieson and White outlined their plans for 2018. “They ran through a list of players they’ve spoken to and it sounds exciting. “If we give it a good crack I don’t see why we can’t go all the way next year.” Elliott became the 13th player to sign on for next season following in the footsteps of English import Max Etheridge, Sam Scott, Sammy Orritt, Kris McEvoy, Jack Truelove, Josh Valadon, Keegan Ziada, Jamie Cumming, Craig Smart, Charlie Parker, Aaron Root and Stefan Soler. “We needed to have a chat and lay everything on the table and make sure we go after some unfinished business,” Jamieson said. “Stevie said Mornington soccer club is his home and that’s why he wanted to stay with us. “A fit Stevie Elliott is just about the best defender in the league.” Elliott has won two championships in his three seasons with Mornington. Hailing from Brighton on England’s south coast he played with clubs in Lewes and Hastings before joining Eastbourne Town. He arrived in Melbourne in November 2014 and rode his bicycle down to Dallas Brooks Park to check out the local club.

He was given the thumbs up to train and offered terms after just two sessions. His impact was immediate. He won the players’ player of the year and best and fairest awards in his first season as Mornington captured the first of backto-back titles in State 1 South-East. “I pretty much hit the ground running when I first came out here and that’s what I need to do again,” said Elliott. “I need to have a good pre-season and if I’m fit I’ve got no doubts that Mornington will see that same Steve Elliott again.” Mornington could make another key signing this week with a leading NPL player among the club’s targets. Last week the club announced the appointment of Serhat Ozenir as technical director. Ozenir has an AFC A licence and has been involved with both men’s and women’s soccer at junior and senior levels and has had stints at Monash Uni, Sandringham, Dingley Stars, Brighton, Beaumaris and Eltham. Meanwhile, new Baxter senior coach Francis Beck continues to oversee an influx of newcomers with Langwarrin striker Jack Thornton and Mornington pair, striker Mick Richardson and midfielder Jack Dempsey, training at Baxter Park last week. Beck expects some players from Seaford at Baxter training this week as his rebuilding program with the senior squad gains momentum.

Langwarrin’s under-age NPL squads for 2018 SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie LANGWARRIN has finalised its underage squads for its inaugural season in the second tier of Victoria’s National Premier League competition. The Lawton Park outfit attracted triallists from such distant climes as far north Queensland with three Cairns teenagers from Leichhardt Lions FC getting the nod to join Kevin “Squizzy” Taylor’s under-20 squad. Taylor is a former Seaford United senior coach who was appointed coach of Bentleigh Greens’ under-20s in late 2014 and guided the youngsters to the 2015 NPL reserves championship. “I’m very happy with the squad we have put together at Langy. They are a very talented group, all technically sound,” Taylor said. “We have a good spread of ages, the youngest player being 15 while the oldest turns 20 next year. “I think the Greens’ squad was a little more experienced at this level, but player for player we aren’t far behind. “I think we’ll be very competitive and I expect several of them to be pushing to play senior football in 2018.” The club best represented among the successful triallists throughout the age groups is Mornington with 22 players. Morwell-based Gippsland FC is well represented with six successful triallists, five in Michael Vanderzvet’s under-16 squad. The season kicks-off in February. Here are the squads with previous club in brackets (note that the under-12s will field two teams): UNDER 12s GOALKEEPERS: Caleb Gray (Langwarrin), Angus Morrison (Mt Eliza). DEFENDERS: Charlie Allen (Mornington), Lucas Hodgson (Mornington), Joshua Hubble (Langwarrin), Darcy Whild (East Bentleigh), Jack Duckett


Bentleigh), Vincent Giampa (Bentleigh Greens), Dave Petty (Springvale White Eagles), Charlie Jeffs (Springvale White Eagles). MIDFIELDERS: Kyle Eichenberger (Springvale White Eagles), Manuel Sibly (Dandenong City), Sam Delaney (Springvale White Eagles), Tyler Sharpe (Bentleigh Greens), Jett Collins (Bentleigh Greens), Jack Bradbury (Springvale White Eagles). FORWARDS: Billy Owen (Springvale White Eagles), Altan Cevik (Springvale White Eagles), Tobey deJong (Springvale White Eagles), Kyle Marambio (Dandenong Thunder). COACH: Donn Delaney.

NPL-bound: Former Baxter striker Travis Ernsdoerfer has joined Langwarrin. Picture: John Punshon

(East Bentleigh). MIDFIELDERS: Thomas Gabriel (Langwarrin), Daniel Bennett (Mt Martha), Jimmy Hay (East Bentleigh), Lochlan Millar (Langwarrin), Nelson Niddrie (Langwarrin), Flynn O’Reilly (Mt Martha), Tom Oswell (Langwarrin), Nave Yoresh (Mornington), Harper Frankeni (Baxter), Sean Murphy (Casey Comets), Hugo Rosseto (Mornington). FORWARDS: Dominic FoldiFried (Mt Eliza), Bryn Martin (East Bentleigh), Juan Marchan (Mornington), Zachary Petratos (Springvale White Eagles), Alasdair Muir-Simpson (East Bentleigh), Jett Walles (Peninsula Strikers). COACHES: Mitchell Ball, Andy Duckett. UNDER 13s GOALKEEPER: Kohen Beaumont (Bentleigh Greens).

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DEFENDERS: Jordy May (Rosebud Heart), Zac McEwing (Mornington), Nelson Powell (Mt Eliza), Jack Geddes (Springvale White Eagles), William Turner (Gippsland FC). MIDFIELDERS: Cooper Brisbane (Dandenong Thunder), Cooper Leopold (Oakleigh Cannons), Cain Vickery (Mornington), Hunter Vanderzwet (Bentleigh Greens), Arman Hasikic (Peninsula Strikers), Sam Ruddy (Mt Martha). FORWARDS: Lucas Chihotski (Bentleigh Greens), Kyle Parrott (Dandenong Thunder), Raman Aryal (Dandenong Thunder), Brodie Bennett (Peninsula Strikers). COACH: Gary Brisbane. UNDER 14s GOALKEEPER: Jess McManus (Peninsula Strikers). DEFENDERS: Tom Duckett (East

UNDER 15s GOALKEEPER: Nathan Lynders (Mornington). DEFENDERS: Jack Allen (Mornington), Matthew Hodgson (Mornington), Joshua Newland (Kingston City), Isaiah Liberman (Mornington), Ben Schmidt (Mornington). MIDFIELDERS: Brodie Jones (Springvale White Eagles), Gavin O’Reilly (Mornington), Dylan Fisher (Dandenong City), Maximus Brancatisano (Mornington), Charlie Gunning (Mornington). FORWARDS: Declan Jackson (Mornington), Owen Murphy (Springvale White Eagles), Tom Wood (Mornington), Brodie McMinimee (Springvale White Eagles), Sam Maggs (Springvale White Eagles). COACH: Doug Hodgson. UNDER 16s GOALKEEPER: Branten Kindler (Peninsula Strikers). DEFENDERS: Adam Ford (Frankston Pines), Oscar Plenkovitch (Gippsland FC), Nick Wright (Peninsula Strikers), Ben Nicholson (Mornington), Zoran Winkelman (Gippsland FC). MIDFIELDERS: Howie Anderson (Mornington), Logan Wilson (Lang-

warrin), Luca Sibly (Dandenong City), Tristan Donohue (Gippsland FC), Kiaren Keith (Peninsula Strikers), Mitchell Baker (Mornington). FORWARDS: Adi Page (Gippsland FC), Oscar Vanderzvet (Bentleigh Greens), Lachlan Jackson (Mornington), Adam Semple (Gippsland FC). COACH: Michael Vanderzvet. UNDER 18s GOALKEEPER: Colby Jones (Langwarrin). DEFENDERS: Aiden McKenna (Peninsula Strikers), Josh Millar (Springvale White Eagles), Rayyan Siddiqui (Springvale White Eagles), Tommy Soeun (Bentleigh Greens). MIDFIELDERS: Calvin Delaney (Springvale White Eagles), Noah Green (Mt Eliza), Cameron Boulton (Casey Comets), Coby Templin (Glen Eira), Jonathan Hardy (Keysborough). FORWARDS: Matthew Evans (Springvale White Eagles), Zachary Korolidis (Rosebud Heart), Angus Vanderzvet (Bentleigh Greens), Akieva Barlow (Dandenong Thunder). COACH: Colin Noble. UNDER 20s GOALKEEPER: Ben Caballero (Dandenong Thunder). DEFENDERS: Joshua Mulla (Leichhardt Lions FC), Cedric Benza (Springvale White Eagles), Akbar Assadi (Bentleigh Greens), Tim Millar (Springvale White Eagle), Max Boulton (Phillip Island). MIDFIELDERS: Nicholas Simmons (Langwarrin), Cassius Delaney (Springvale White Eagles), Maziad Chazbek (Dandenong Thunder), Ayden Eszes (Leichhardt Lions FC), Alexander Whyte (Bentleigh Greens). FORWARDS: Cole Ryan (Kingston City), Travis Ernsdoerfer (Baxter), Cody Eszes (Leichhardt Lions FC), Keegan Guy (Bentleigh Greens), Nat Daher (Mornington). COACH: Kevin Taylor.


High school teacher triumphs in Auckland By Ben Triandafillou CARRUM DOWNS Secondary College teacher Matthew Davy, of Mt Eliza, has broken his personal best marathon run by 20 seconds to take out the 2017 ASB Auckland Marathon. Passing up the Melbourne Marathon due to sickness, Davy switched up his training program to target the Auckland Marathon two weeks later on Sunday 29 October. With an all-the-way victory, Davy had to overcome some serious cramps in his hamstrings as well as a fastfinishing Josh Maisey, of Auckland, to take out his biggest marathon victory to date by seven seconds. Davy said there was a fair bit of emotion as he crossed the finish line in first place. “I ran by myself until the end and it ended up being pretty close,” he said. “You start thinking a bit negative as you get further into the run, especially as I was getting cramps in the hamstring and had to stop and stretch them out. “To turn that around and get a win

was something special.” In the build-up to the 42.2km marathon, Davy said he was going for about 12 runs per week and was accumulating as much as 185km in doing so. “You really need to be motivated and manage your time well to fit the training schedule around school time,” he said. “You get up at 6am in the morning and then need to have the motivation to go out again after school. “Time management is a massive key and still making sure you get enough recovery and are eating the right foods to prepare you for your next run.” Davy who is also the captain of the Frankston Athletic Club’s cross-country team said he definitely wasn’t lacking in support. “You feel like you’re running with a few others by your side and you don’t want to let them down as they have been there helping you out and supporting you,” he said. “Everyone has been really supportive of the whole process.” It didn’t take long before Davy was back out and competing in another en-

durance event as he entered the 6.7km Arthurs Seat Challenge two weeks later. Davy finished just over 20 seconds behind fellow Frankston Athletic Club member Dane Verwey and made it back-to-back second placings having finished runners-up last year as well. “The crowd support was fantastic at Arthurs Seat,” Davy said. “It’s a great community event that raises awareness and funds for the fit to drive program and it has a great message which relates to the event. “Both the Auckland Marathon and the Arthurs Seat Challenge are great events and I encourage anybody to go for it and have a crack at them.” Davy said there are now a couple more marathons early next year that he might target but he has his eyes set on the Berlin Marathon in September next year. “The world record was run there and it’s known as the fastest course around the world so I want to give it a go and hopefully get a big personal best there,” he said.

Training partners: Frankston Athletic Club runners, Dane Verwey, left, and Matthew Davy, shake hands after running first and second in the Arthurs Seat Challenge. Picture: Yanni

Wheelchair tennis player national champ By Ben Triandafillou JUNIOR wheelchair tennis player Riley Dumsday, of Mornington, has been victorious at the Australian National Junior Wheelchair Championships just one year after making his debut in the tournament last year. Dumsday, 12, competed in the under18s mixed singles at the National Tennis Centre in Melbourne over the weekend of Friday 17 November. He was just getting used to the sport when he entered the tournament last year but felt much more comfortable on court this time in as he cruised through the opening rounds of his round-robin pool in straight sets.

Dumsday then went on to fight out a three-hour grand final against a familiar Melbourne rival, Finn Broadbent, which he won 6-1 4-6 6-4 to be crowned the Australian national champion. The Elite Tennis Academy star returned home with two trophies from the Queensland Wheelchair Tennis Open earlier this year and said the national championships was one of his biggest wins so far. “The grand final was very nerve-racking but it was still very exciting,” he said. “I was tired and hot afterward but I’m really proud of myself and how I played.” Dumsday said he is now looking forward to the Melbourne Open in Craigie-

burn in January next year where one of his idols, Alfie Hewett (world no. 2 singles wheelchair tennis player), is likely to attend. “The older guys are always there cheering us juniors on but he (Hewett) wasn’t at the nationals as he lives in the UK,” Dumsday said. “He’s a bit of an idol of mine and has the same disease as me (Perthes’ disease). He’s coming to the Melbourne Open which is an ITF ranking tournament so it can help with my ranking points as well.” Dumsday will have a chance to further increase his ranking at the Melbourne Open as he currently sits at 17th in the junior world singles rankings.

will now be joining the Victorian side on Saturday 2 December. Molly just missed out on making the under-12 girls team last year but after tying for second at the qualifiers, she will now join the Victorian team of four for the week-long event. Molly’s father, Craig, said she was really excited to make the team, especially after beginning with a triple bogey on the first hole. “She has had her heart set on making the side for a while so she stoked to have made it this year,” he said. “She’s a really hard worker and once you start training and having a hit, you

have to try and drag her away at the end as she just wants to hit more. “She predominantly works on her short game but she’s also a pretty good swimmer and also plays netball, so she has a lot on.” When it comes to inspiration, Craig said she models her game off Jason Day but it’s the lesser-known Charlotte Thomas who she truly aspires to be like. “I have coached Charlotte for about the past 10 years and now she (Molly) wants to be just like her,” he said. Molly has begun to make her way through the grades and earlier this year

On the up: Riley Dumsday, 12, practices at his home courts at the Mornington Tennis Centre. Picture: Yanni

Junior golfer sets sights on state final By Ben Triandafillou JUNIOR golfer Molly McLean has had a golf club in her hand since she was able to walk and now she’s teeing off with a GA Handicap of 11.6 at just 11-years-old. The Rosebud Country Club golfer has grown up with the sport all around her as her father, Craig McLean, is currently a teaching professional at the Sorrento Golf Club. For the past five months Molly has had her heart set on making the Pacific School Games in Adelaide and after a successful qualifying round at the Sandhurst Golf Club in August, she

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was the only junior golfer competing in the Sorrento Plate. Molly came away with a win on 46 points alongside another Rosebud Country Club member, Narelle Colahan. She is also undefeated in pennant as her District Pennant team currently sits at the top of division four in metropolitan league. Molly will also be competing at the State Golf Primary School Finals on Wednesday 29 November at Kooringal Golf Club where she will be representing Rye Primary School. Time for tee: Molly McLean has a golf handicap of 11.6 at the age of 11.

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