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A NEW station at the corner of Wedge Rd and Frankston-Dandenong Rd has Carrum Downs volunteers fired up to keep helping the community which help is most needed in emergency situations. Country Fire Authority captain Stephen Rhodes said the new station and a new fire truck are welcome upgrades for the “100 per cent volunteer brigade” at Carrum Downs. “We’re a fairly busy brigade and the area warrants the upgrades,” Captain Rhodes said. “We usually attend about 450 fires but we’ve been very busy this year with 472. “Our old station could completely fit into the motor room of the new station,” he said. “We’ve been working towards a new station for about 18 years all up and it’s now in the best possible location. It’s at a traffic light controlled intersection, and is closer to our membership which means it’s quicker to get to the station and as a result, it will reduce our turn out time by an estimated 45 seconds to a minute.” The brigade has about 40 volunteer operational members and 12 non-operational volunteers helping with administrative work. This is the third station in the history of the brigade established in 1944. Brigade volunteers will be training to use a new 4.4 heavy tanker which will be out and about over the next few months.

Pools fix costly repair job Neil Walker THE BILL for fixing underground pipes to reopen the main swimming pools at the Peninsula Aquatic and Recreation Centre in time for the busy summer months could creep close to the $1 million mark. The PARC’s main 50-metre pool, aquatic playground and a learn-to-

swim pool have been closed to swimmers since a plumbing fault on 12 October. Rust has infested pipe brackets and pipes three years after the $49.7 million leisure centre first opened its doors. Leisure centre management initially hoped to have the PARC pools open again by the end of October but “midDecember” is now a possibility according to Peninsula Leisure, the Frankston

Council-owned company that manages the centre. “Currently we are still on track to reopen the PARC 50 metres and learn to swim pools by mid-December, with contractors working seven days a week to resolve the infrastructure malfunction, Peninsula Leisure CEO Tim Gledhill said last week. “Our members and the broader community will be  advised immediately, once a reopen date is confirmed.”

Pools were drained so plumbing contractors can access the defective pipes. Frankston councillors discussed the PARC pools closure and any rectification works behind closed doors since it related to legal advice after council’s public council meeting on Monday 20 November. It is understood that about $17,000 a day is leaking from council’s balance sheet in lost income each day the PARC swimming pools remain closed

to the public. Centre members have not been charged membership fees while the pools remain closed. Other PARC activities such as the gym and wellness centre are still open to visitors and members. The wash up over who pays for the near $1 million rectification works to fix the underground pool pipes may involve talks between council, the centre builders and insurers.

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New hospital on horizon Neil Walker AN AMBITIOUS vision of the future of health and education in the Frankston region has been unveiled under a plan to base a health and education hub at a rebuilt Frankston Hospital in partnership with Monash University. Peninsula Health announced at its annual general meeting last Wednesday (29 November) plans for a $250 million rebuild of Frankston Hospital to include 115 more beds by mid-2021 and a $15 million clinical research and education centre at the new hospital. Monash University will commit up to $50 million to the hospital rebuild in a partnership estimated to bring 1000 jobs to Frankston during construction of the new buildings and 500 full-time health, research and education jobs after completion. Any research centre will focus on ageing and chronic diseases and action to stop family violence and addiction. Peninsula Health acting CEO David Anderson said the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula will benefit from an expanded hospital at Frankston. “The plans detail our vision for Frankston Hospital, and the longerterm vision for a future health and education precinct with Monash University,” Mr Anderson said. Three new wards at Frankston Hospital and a new emergency department costing $81 million were finished in early 2015. While the new wards and emergency

Travelling con artists TRAVELLING tradesmen offering discounted prices for work on the Mornington Peninsula over summer should be avoided, local police warn. Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Stephen McKenzie, of Mornington Peninsula CIU, said con artists offering cheap painting, roof repairs, driveway repairs and other similar work should be avoided. “These are people doing sub-standard work and charging considerably more than the value of the work being quoted,” he said. “Unfortunately, they are known to prey on the elderly and vulnerable, and can be very assertive, offering one-off sale prices or heavily discounted prices due to job cancellations or other reasons. Detective McKenzie said anyone approached in these circumstances should “kindly refuse the work”. Call 000, Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or Consumer Affairs Victoria 1300 558 181 if the tradesmen are persistent.

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department were a welcome upgrade to the hospital, it has also highlighted problems with ageing infrastructure in the main hospital buildings. “As our population grows, it is vital we grow with it,” Peninsula Health chief operation officer Brendon Gardner said. “In order to continue to deliver world-class healthcare to the local community, we need the facilities to match the expertise of our doctors and nurses.

Vision of future: Designs show the outline of a vast expansion plan for Frankston Hospital to include a health and education hub in partnership with Monash University. Pics: Supplied

“The health and education precinct will help us attract the best and brightest minds to Frankston, so we can meet new health challenges in the coming decades head-on.” Any redevelopment of Frankston Hospital will be dependent on federal

and state government funding, whichever major party wins government at imminent federal and state elections. Monash University Peninsula campus pro-vice chancellor Professor David Copolov said the university “is excited” to be able to pitch in to build on existing partnerships with Peninsula Health. “We look forward to partnering with the hospital to expand our teaching and research activities in Frankston,” Professor Copolov said.

THE Frankston Power Centre will be hosting a free Christmas Outdoor Movie Night on Friday 8 December, 6.30-9.30pm. There will be a cinema screening of Elf starting at 7.30pm. Santa and his elf will be visiting, as well as a raffle with some great prizes donated from retailers. Dinner, drinks and snacks will be available to purchase from retailers who will be providing family-friendly specials throughout the event. This will be the third family event hosted at the Frankston Power Centre, establishing itself as a community hub. The event is free entry, but guests will need to register for a ticket. Head the Facebook page for more details @ FrankstonPowerCentre

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Dead whale remains Stephen Taylor A DEAD whale found washed up at the base of the Jubilee Point cliffs at Sorrento back beach Monday 27 November will be left to rot. The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and Parks Victoria decided last week “after assessing all the options” to leave the Bryde’s whale where it was. “Moving a whale is a complex task and many options were discussed, including moving the whale offsite to either bury on a beach or in landfill, cutting up the carcass and even exploding [it],” DELWP spokesperson, Dan White said. “None of these were safe options as they pose unacceptable risks to the community, environ-

ment and staff.” Diamond Bay beach has been closed to swimmers and a 300 metre exclusion zone has been set up around Jubilee Point. Mr White said whale remains were protected by law and must not be interfered with. Pathogens from the whale carcass could be harmful to people and there is an increased risk of sharks feeding near the beach. “We have decided the only viable option, at this stage, is to leave the whale where it is and allow it to naturally decay,” Mr White said. “The sheltered nature of where the whale is means the decay process will take some time – potentially many weeks. We will continue to explore options to assist in the decomposition process. Entangled whales can be reported to the whale and dolphin emergency hotline 1300 136 017.

State Libs ‘save’ Holt memorial Keith Platt THE state Liberal Party has stepped in to save plans for a memorial service to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the disappearance of Prime Minister Harold Holt. Mr Holt was last seen by friends on 17 December 1967 wading into the water off Cheviot Beach at Point Nepean near Portsea. Plans by the Harold Holt Memorial Committee, auspiced by the Nepean Ratepayers’ Association, for a memorial service on 17 December this year looked like being scrapped after little

interest was shown by either federal, state or local governments. However, the state Liberal Party president Michael Kroger this week has sent out invitations for a “special event” to “commemorate the life and service of the late Harold Holt”. At that time of Mr Holt’s disappearance access to the beach was restricted as it was within the Officer Cadet School, Portsea. The prime minister’s disappearance made headlines around the world, although today a cleared area above the

beach contains just a small stone cairn with a plaque while another plaque has been bolted to the reef just offshore. The beach is now within the state government-controlled Point Nepean National Park. Russell Joseph, electorate officer manager for Liberal Nepean MP Martin Dixon and also the party’s candidate for the seat at the next election, said there was a “strong local desire to create an upgraded memorial overlooking Cheviot beach, near to the current site”.

“The Robin Boyd Foundation, with Parks Victoria and other stakeholders, will commence work on a design and approval process for this upgrade in the new year," he said. Mr Joseph said in October that “I’ll go myself with a mobile phone and make a speech” if no official memorial service was held (“No backers for Holt anniversary service” The Times 16/10/17). Shortly after Mr Holt’s death the late Robin Boyd sketched what he saw as a fitting memorial to his friend.

The sketch proposed building two straight four metre high walls – concrete breakwaters – tapering towards each other across the beach into the sea with a 25 centimetre gap at their apex. The equilateral triangle formed by the walls and the beach was designed to create an enclosure of “safe, calm water”. “The calm water is symbolic of peace; the narrow head which the walls form is symbolic of Australia’s turning outwards, under Mr Holt’s leadership, towards her neighbours,” a


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A NEW train station on the Frankston line is open for business, commuters and shoppers. Southland Station, located between Cheltenham and Highett stations, near Southland Shopping Centre will see trains running through its new precinct every ten minutes when Metro Trains services are running on time. The state government said 600 tonnes of earth were moved and more than 60,000 hours worked to build the new Southland Station. It is estimated that 4400 passengers a day will use the new stop on the Frankston line. Commuters previously had to catch a bus or walk from Highett and Cheltenham stations to the shopping centre and cinemas. Labor Public Transport Minister Jacinta Al-

Talking about human rights WILLUM Warrain Aboriginal Association president Peter Aldenhoven will present this year’s Mornington Peninsula Human Rights Oration in Mornington. He will outline contemporary connections to the history of the Boon Wurrung/Bunurong peoples of the peninsula region, the politics of identity and the importance of recognising Australia’s First Peoples through a treaty. The annual oration, organised by the Mornington Peninsula Shire and the MP Human Rights Group, starts with refreshments, 6pm, Thursday 14 December, at Peninsula Community Theatre, 91 Wilson Rd (corner Nepean Highway), Mornington. Gold coin donation. Bookings essential at or call 5950 1099.

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lan, Bentleigh MP Nick Staikos and Mordialloc MP Tim Richardson officially opened Southland Station on Sunday 26 November. “The Andrews Labor government is improving public transport in Melbourne’s south east – building more trains, removing level crossings and building new and improved stations,” Mr Richardson said. While the new train station is a boon for shoppers, shopping centre workers have been less fortunate. Retail workers at Southland Shopping Centre, owned by Westfield, are being slugged for parking while at work if rostered on for more than three hours a shift. The shopping centre introduced paid parking in October for shoppers who stay more than three hours to dissuade commuters from parking all day at the centre’s car park.

Cancer fundraiser THE recent Mercedes-Benz Mornington Art Show fundraising event raised $5826 to support the Breast Intentions Cancer Support Group at The Bays Hospital, Mornington. The money will be used for workshops, resources and support for women diagnosed with breast cancer on the Mornington Peninsula. Original works by local artists were on display, including Ali Hill, Sian West, Michaela Treloar, Rebecca Farthing, Melissa Farthing, Amanda

Ketterer, Jaq Grantford, Debbie Sayers, Fiona Philip, Kate Olsen, Lori Windle and Jennifer Croom. The Breast Intentions Support Group was formed in 2004 and meets on the first Wednesday of each month, 7-9pm, at The Bays Hospital. Details: Call 0429 929 071 or email Tax deductible donations can be made online at (enter Breast Intentions into the comments field).

Tracking pets RSPCA Victoria wants owners of puppies and kittens to know where their pet was bred. The association’s CEO Dr Liz Walker was “delighted” to see the state government put traceability “front and centre” in the Domestic Animals Act requiring source numbers to be stored on a publicly searchable Pet Exchange Register. “Right now, we can’t account for where up to 70 per cent of the puppies born in Victoria every year have been bred - that’s around 60,000 puppies a year,” Dr Walker said. “If we don’t know where a kitten or pup was bred, we can’t possibly know what conditions they or their mum have been living in – it might be perfect, or it could be horrifically cruel.” Dr Walker said that the source numbers would be required on all advertisements offering kittens and puppies for sale in Victoria, including those being traded or given away. From 2019 potential pet owners will be able to use a Pet Exchange Register website to check whether the source number is valid, and that the breeder’s contact details and location line up with those on the advertisement. “From 2019, it’ll be no source number, no sale. It’s that simple,” Dr Walker said.

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TWO men menaced a 17-year-old boy with a knife before stealing his expensive watch, 1.20am, Saturday 25 November. The victim was walking north on McCormicks Rd, Sandhurst, when he was confronted by the offenders at the corner of Golfers Drive. “He was threatened with the knife and ordered to hand over all he had,” Detective Senior Constable Ray Dell, of Frankston CIU, said. The victim gave the thieves his Casio G Shock watch and the offenders then patted him down and found his iPhone 6 in his pocket. Thinking quickly, the victim grabbed his iPhone from their hands and fled north along McCormicks Rd.

Charges over assault THREE men have been charged over an affray and alleged assaults on the Frankston foreshore, 7.45pm, Thursday 30 November. Detective Senior Constable Kerryn Merrett, of Frankston CIU, said a 21-year-old Cranbourne man and two Frankston North men, 26 and 29, had been bailed to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court in February. She said that, during the alleged incident, two 12-year-old boys and a 13-year-old boy were thrown into Kananook Creek, receiving minor injuries and damaging their mobile phones. When two passersby came to assist the men allegedly assaulted them, with one male victim needing hospital treatment. Detective Merrett thanked the public for the assistance, which included witness statements and video footage. Anyone else who can provide video footage is asked to call Frankston CIU 9784 5590 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

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HOMICIDE Squad detectives are appealing for witnesses as they continue to investigate the death of a Frankston man at Eildon last month. He was among a group of men who fought outside a hotel off the Goulburn Valley Highway just before midnight on 20 October. The 51-year-old Frankston man died after he fell and struck his head. Although detectives have spoken to several witnesses, they believe others at the scene may have more information. Three men arrested at the time have been released pending further enquiries. Senior Constable Alistair Parsons said anyone with information who has not yet spoken to police is asked to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 00 or submit a confidential crime report at crimestoppersvic. online.

Charges after fight A FIGHT outside a Frankston hotel, 12.30am, Saturday 25 November, has left a Doveton man in a critical condition. The man, 34, and a mate were involved in a verbal altercation on the corner of Nepean Highway and Davey St when they were followed across the road by a larger group. The victim was allegedly punched multiple times in the 90-second fracas and fell to the ground “swinging wildly”, police said.

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The alleged offenders fled east along Davey St while the victim was taken by ambulance to The Alfred hospital in a critical condition. Frankston police later arrested two men. A 27-year-old Frankston man has been charged with recklessly causing serious injury. He has been bailed to appear in court at a later date. Another 27-year-old man, also of Frankston, was interviewed and released pending further inquiries. Detectives from Mornington Peninsula CIU are investigating the incident. They are appealing for witnesses to come forward. They believe there were many people were in the vicinity at the time. Police have CCTV of three people they are hoping to identify who crossed the road outside the hotel just before the assault. They confirm these people are not involved in the incident but may be able to provide information. Anyone who saw the incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at au online.

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A CAR careered into a power pole after colliding with another car in Klauer St, Frankston, 6.14pm, Wednesday 23 November. The force of the impact split the pole at the base and brought down live wires, police said. The wires hindered emergency workers’ attempts to rescue the occupants and caused a power disruption that lasted eight hours. A Carrum Downs man, 32, was taken to The Alfred hospital with a compound fracture of the leg, and his passenger, a woman, 23, of Werribee, was taken to the same hospital with shoulder and chest injuries. Police doorknocked the area to ensure especially elderly residents were coping with the heat after their air-conditioners went down.

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UNKNOWN offenders lit a scrub fire in grass bordering the George Pentland Botanical Gardens, Frankston, midnight Friday 24 November. Police said Frankston CFA crews put out the small blaze on William St east of Yuille St.

Dodgy formula BABY formula and vitamins valued at $7000 were found inside a car parked in the Coles car park off Ballarto Rd, Carrum Downs, 6.30pm, Saturday 18 November. Onlookers said a man ran from the store after being challenged by store security for allegedly stealing four tins of formula, but dropped them before reaching his car. Loss prevention officers followed him to a Nissan Pulsar sedan but he managed to get away. Police later found 140 tins of formula and 40-60 packets of vitamins stashed inside the car which they towed away. The man is described as Caucasian, mid-40s, with a solid build. Senior Constable Paul Fraser, of Carrum Downs uniform, said the tricky part was finding the owners of the tins. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000. Frankston Times 4 December 2017



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Drinking takes a dive at The Pillars trial from November 2016 to April 2017 after which the council increased powers for police to seize alcohol and fine drinkers. It comes alongside traffic counts in Deakin Drive, Marguerita Av, the Esplanade service road (off Marguerita), Two Bays Crescent and Lempriere Av, as well as an investigation into the installation of pedestrian counters at three main entry points at The Pillars. Other new measures include counts of parked vehicles in surrounding streets; patrols and enforcement of parking infringements; weekly hand litter collections in Marguerita and Deakin avenues; rubbish collection in response to complaints logged with the shire and rapid response to collect litter from residents that collect litter onsite at The Pillars. Solar powered 40km signs will also be reinstalled.

Speak out on party houses MORNINGTON Peninsula residents can have their say on the proposed party house draft local law by Friday. The Short Stay Rental Accommodation Local Law (Draft) will be on public display until 5pm, Friday 7 December. Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has framed the local law to curb potential impacts of anti-social behaviour by the occupants of ‘party houses’ across the peninsula. The shire says the proposed local law is the first of its kind in the state. It aims to create a registration system that identifies the owner of a property and requires he or she to nominate an

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PERMANENT bans on alcohol are among a range of tough rules designed to crack down on anti-social behaviour at youth hot-spot The Pillars. Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Cr Bryan Payne said the bans at the popular rock jumping spot and surrounding streets have been introduced in time for the warmer months and the holiday season. “These bans will help prevent the types of illegal behaviour that have become widespread at The Pillars through reducing alcohol-related incidents, improve public safety and amenity and protect the environment and overall community interest,” he said. “Council continues to work hard to protect the safety of people and the amenity of our local residents.” The permanent alcohol ban follows a six-month

appointed agent who must respond immediately to neighbour complaints. It also establishes a code of conduct controlling the numbers of occupants, expectations for their behaviour, and rules over car parking and rubbish disposal. If the draft law is adopted penalties will apply for breaches. The Local Law will be used in conjunction with the Environment Protection Act 1970, Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 and the Planning and Environment Act 1987. View the draft law online and have your say at:

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Right now you can purchase a villa with NO SERVICE FEE FOR 3 YEARS.* The Village Glen retirement community has always been about providing choice to our residents. CHOICE OF ACCOMMODATION Villas and apartments, choice of floor plans, choice of size and style. There’s something for every budget. CHOICE OF LIFESTYLE For the active, there’s golf, a gymnasium, a pool, croquet and bowls. For the creative there’s the crafts centre with pottery, china painting, quilting and much more. CHOICE OF HEALTH SUPPORT Registered nurse on site 24/7 providing daily clinics and now with Peninsula Flexicare, home support Government funded packages. All this in the heart of the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. Visit the website or call today. * Applies to vacant villas in Clusters 10-23 inclusive † Conditions Apply

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Auction this Saturday! 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.

3.00pm Auction Saturday Saturday9th 9thDecember December at 12.00pm

Cameron McDonald 0418 330 916

inspect Saturday from 11.30am

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.

For Sale $2,150,000-$2,300,000

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Mornington 5976 5900

Bentons Square 5976 8899

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FIVE-BEDROOM FAMILY CLASSIC BOASTING grand proportions, yet with a defining aura of peace and privacy, this spacious five-bedroom home will cater beautifully to the larger family who love to entertain. Handsome polished timber floors flow throughout most areas of the cleverly zoned floor plan which showcases a fine selection of bright indoor and outdoor living and entertaining areas that allow each family member some breathing space. From the grand entry downstairs there is a formal lounge and dining room, and for more casual occasions a fantastic rumpus and games room has a built-in bar. The very comfortable family meals area has a dining space and the lounge area has its own gas log-effect fire. Also incorporated into this section is the modern kitchen, fully equipped with a walk-in pantry, island bench and a host of stainless-steel appliances. Opening from here is the massive undercover entertaining deck, perfect for year round entertaining, that overlooks the landscaped gardens and lush lawn. At the top of the stairs is a staggering fourth living zone and branching off from here are three spacious bedrooms, all with built-in robes, that share the main bathroom with shower and spa bath. The downstairs master bedroom is beautifully-equipped with a walk-in robe and a striking ensuite bathroom. From the street is a triple garage with rear roller door for secure parking of a boat or trailer, with other external features including a large garden shed and three water tanks. This graceful and elegant home is packed with all of the must have requirements any modern family seeks. Set on an impressive 1040 square metre block in the popular Summerfields Estate, the home demonstrates a versatile layout complemented by a contemporary finish, and with the exceptional gardens and sandstone facade projects immense street appeal sure to catch your eye.n



ADDRESS: 19 Serenity Way, MORNINGTON FOR SALE: $1,075,000 - $1,150,000 DESCRIPTION: 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 5 car AGENT: Joel Hood, 0434 220 322, Joel Hood Property, 176 Main Street, Mornington, 5971 0300

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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 FRI 8th 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



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.







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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 INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! This modern home gives a sense of space, with combined kitchen, dining & living area creating an excellent open plan design for functional living and a neutral palette. Comprising two bedrooms both with BIR’s, main bedroom with dual-entry bathroom, modern kitchen with plenty of cupboard & bench space & gas stove top, adjoining tiled meals area, large laundry, internal access from garage, two linen cupboards, neat backyard and small garden shed for more storage. Located in a quiet but convenient street, only a short walk to post office, train station, cafe & park.

PRICE $330,000 - $350,000 VIEW Saturday 11:00-11:30am AGENT Tayla Schoots 0415 517 340






WATERVIEWS, ACREAGE & TWO DWELLINGS Kylie Minogue was once a neighbour here but lots of stars can still be seen from this 3-4 bedroom home with self-contained two-bedroom bungalow, all set on 100 magnificent acres. The architecturally designed home comprises 3 bedrooms + study, master with ENS & WIR, open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area flooded with natural light, leading to wrap around entertainers deck affording spectacular views over the National Park & Westernport Bay, especially at sunrise and sunset. More features includes separate laundry & w/c, two fireplaces, polished floorboards, beautiful feature ceilings, plenty of rainwater tanks, large shed with carport and a fully off-grid energy system, including solar hot water. The bungalow perfect for B&B or Rental with own separate drive/ entrance & all amenities. This impressive property ticks all the boxes!


PRICE $995,000 VIEW By Appointment AGENT Phil Bock 0438 497 715






SUBDIVIDE, DEVELOP OR ENJOY! Situated in between two development sites, boasting 1227m2 of prime land close to Bittern Fields shopping centre and transport, this property will suit sub-division or re-development (STCA). The cedar clad 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home comprises large open plan living and kitchen with meals area. All bedrooms have BIR’s and carpeted floors, there is an office area with second entry, new timber look floorboards to walkways, two air conditioning units, gas wall furnace and woodheater, large undercover entertainers deck, two verandahs, two bathrooms, plus the option to separate the rear half of the house, making it ideal for extended family with a fully functional kitchen and meals area, covered deck and large back bedroom. The fenced yard has two huge sheds and plenty of space for parking or storing the caravan or boat. This is a great opportunity with option to subdivide into two blocks (STCA) and cash in straight away or remove the house and sheds and build a 4 unit complex (STCA).

TENDERS CLOSING 20th DECEMBER @ 5:00PM VIEW By Appointment AGENT Richard Whitehead 0412 328 718



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94 Baxter-Tooradin Road COMMERCIAL FREEHOLD The tenant, Bubbles Dog Grooming business has been established for 30 plus years. Exceptional reliable tenant Building area 80m2 approx n Vacant land area at the rear of 61m2 approx n Close to Peninsula Link, Eastlink, Frankston Freeway n Rent return of $9600 per annum + Outgoings n


FOR SALE $580,000

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24/1140 Nepean Highway WAREHOUSE FOR SALE Mornington Industrial Park 185m2 approx of warehouse space n Rear roller door access n Vacant Possession n Shared common area parking n



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996 Nepean Highway FOR SALE OUTSTANDING DEVELOPMENT SITE Take advantage of over 26,000 cars passing daily Land Size: 1798m2 approx n Zoning: Commercial 2 n Offered with short term lease in place n Surrounded by Nationally recognised brands n n

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With three lots already sold, be quick to secure your place! Peninsula Business Park on Watt Road, Mornington Register your interest in Stage 3 to avoid disappointment n Opportunities for Investors, Owner Occupiers & Tenants n Stylish development with warehouses & office space n Available for sale or lease n Ranging in size from 323m2 to 1273m2 n


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Mount eliza

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56 Mount Eliza Way RETAIL SHOP FOR LEASE - MT ELIZA VILLAGE Now is your chance to operate your business from this amazing location for a 12 month term until the site is redeveloped, then secure your interest for this fabulous new building. n n

55m2 approx Property Available 4th of January 2018

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64 High Street, Hastings 03 5979 2489

For Sale or Lease

Vacant Possession

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CRIB POINT 5/136 Disney Street FANTASTIC INVESTMENT IN A SUPERB LIFESTYLE LOCATION - Cleverly designed, this immaculate unit has a functional floor plan that maximises living and entertaining space, with a seamless flow through to a landscaped rear garden which benefits from a sunny north-easterly aspect. Securely leased until April 2019. Two bedrooms; master bedroom with walk-in-robe and dual-entry bathroom. Kitchen with stainless steel dishwasher and plenty of storage. n Separate laundry, toilet and bathroom n Dining and lounge room with split system heating and cooling. n Single garage with internal access. n n

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Therapeutic power of music gives relief to patients PATIENTS with Parkinson’s disease and other chronic illnesses are benefiting greatly from the St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital’s Music for Wellness program. The program began in 2016 following a pilot project conducted in collaboration with the University of Western Australia and Musica Viva, which presented overwhelming results showing happiness in patients post engagement in music. Singing and song writing workshops with Musician in Residence, Colleen Rees, are now conducted weekly as a way to holistically improve patient care. “The program provides a social environment for participants to interact with other people who are going through similar experiences, and to share a positive, stimulating activity together,” Colleen said. “Some of the people are really struggling in their personal life and with accepting where they are, but music has a way of letting people relax, it unites people and triggers memories that instil a feeling of happiness.” “It’s been an absolute joy to watch the confidence build in participants and witness friendships develop within the group.” Speech Pathologist Senior Clinician and Music for Wellness Coordinator Jenny Shurdington said the program could improve physical, communication, and emotional skills

of individuals living with Parkinson’s disease, as well as those with respiratory issues, chronic pain and other debilitating illnesses. “Consistent interaction within the close-knit community of the program helps to combat social isolation and depression while empowering participants with a sense of possibility and achievement,” Jenny said. “Participating in the program helps boost confidence levels, transforms attitudes about living with a chronic illness, and helps manage some of the symptoms associated with their condition.” “Patients often come in feeling down or a little flat, but after participating in music and singing with their friends they leave feeling uplifted, happy and engaged.” Parkinson’s patient Nola Delaney was recommended to try the program by her neurologist and has loved attending the weekly sessions. “What I like about Music for Wellness is the happiness of it all. Everybody’s happy and enjoying it, it makes you feel good,” Nola said. “I have met some great people who share the same complaints as me, so I don’t feel so isolated, and made some good friends who I now catch up with outside of the program.” “It has given me a lot more confidence to mix with people, whereas I was hesitant before and worried about what people would think.”

“I love this program because of the confidence it has given me and the enjoyment I’m still getting out of life. Even though things might be bad, there’s always good on the other side, the music helps with it all.” Referrals: Outpatient referrals can be sent to: St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital 255-265 Cranbourne Road, Frankston 3199. Fax: (03) 9788 3280 Inpatient referrals can be sent to: Fax: (03) 9788 3304

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Frankston Times 4 December 2017


Old Boys the big winners PROVINCIAL

By IT Gully PENINSULA Old Boys were the big winners in Mornington Peninsula Provincial cricket on Saturday, the only team to get a result. On a day that was dominated by soggy grounds and rain, all Provincial, Peninsula, District and Sub-District First XI matches ended in draws, except for the Old Boys, who got the job

done against Pearcedale. Defending 8/260, the Old Boys rolled Pearcedale for just 121 in 47 overs. Jon Forrest was the key to the victory for the Old Boys, bowling 15 overs and four maidens for a return of 7/22. Tom Shayler was impressive again also with 3/20 from 12 overs. Brad Trotter started like a house on fire with the bat for the Dales, scoring 17 of the team’s first 18 runs, before

becoming Shayler’s first victim. Chris Dew opened and top scored with 45, while Jarryd Herbert was the only other Dale to get to double figures with 26. All other Provincial matches ended in a draw. Langwarrin would have been extremely thankful, given they were just two wickets away from defeat against Mt Eliza. Chasing 207, the Kangas were on

their knees at 8/107 when rain took hold. Nick Baron was the key for the Mounties with 4/47 from 28 overs and Rob Maskiel claimed 2/22. There were two run-outs. Baxter was in the best position it has been all season but luck just isn’t on their side. Defending 6/341 after Chris Brittain (104), Justin Bridgeman (84), Daniel Warwick (49), Dale Irving (42) and Joe

Rule (40) all got amongst the runs on day one, Baxter had Crib Point 4/102 when the game was called off. Henry Dolphin was the thorn in Baxter’s side, unbeaten on 49. Mornington had Sorrento reeling at 3/30 before the rain came at David McFarlan Reserve. The Doggies were defending 206. At one stage the Sorras were 3/11. Michael Heib grabbed all three wickets, finishing with 3/12. Sorrento faced just 21 overs.

Jump to it: Langwarrin snatched a draw from the jaws of defeat against Mt Eliza in their Provincial match when rain stopped play. Picture: Andrew Hurst

Rain kills Main game PENINSULA

By IT Gully IT was easy to feel sorry for Main Ridge, who required just six runs for victory against Somerville on day two of Peninsula cricket. All that was needed was one or two overs to try and grab the required runs but they never took to the field. The Ridge bowled out Somerville last week for 172, then proceeded to hammer the Eagles’ attack and finish the opening day at 0/167, five runs short. It was guaranteed a win if the rain held off. It didn’t and the Ridge fell short, Somerville ending up the big winners of the round, escaping with a draw.

Pines had every reason to feel robbed too. Defending 6/259, the Piners had Flinders reeling at 5/42 before the rain washed out the rest of the day’s play. Pines coach Adrian Mack used five bowlers in just 36 overs to try and get the breakthroughs. Pat Jackson claimed 3/9 from 12 overs while Mack and Alex Coad grabbed a wicket each. Neil Barfus saved the Sharks with an unbeaten 19. Moorooduc was travelling OK against Delacombe Park when play ended. Chasing 325 for victory, the Ducs were 4/136 when stumps were called. Ben Williams scored 67 and Madushanka Perera 58 for the Ducs, while Ricky Ramsdale claimed three of the four wickets for the Parkers.

Seaford falls just short DISTRICT

By IT Gully THERE was some cricket played in District and it was Seaford that were the big losers against Heatherhill. Seaford resumed at 0/12 chasing Heatherhill’s first innings total of 190. After getting through 64 overs in challenging conditions, Seaford finished agonisingly close at 7/186, just five runs short of victory. Mt Martha was in all sorts of


trouble against Baden Powell. Defending 264, the Braves had Mt Martha in strife at 5/97. Once again, rain saved the day for the Reds. There was no cricket played at Thomas Barclay Oval. Hastings was to resume at 1/20 against Rosebud, who were defending 154. There wasn’t a ball bowled on day two. Rye was 4/68, chasing 8/200 against Seaford Tigers when play was ended. In Sub-District, there was no cricket played across all grounds.

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Futile chase: Pines left feeling robbed after dominating Flinders before rain saved their opponents in the Peninsula match. Picture: Andrew Hurst


Tommy Mitchell has a message for Knox SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie HE is preparing for his 49th straight season at Monterey Reserve and he’s one of the most recognisable characters in the local game. Tommy Mitchell is a living legend. The 66-year-old is a life member of Frankston Pines and wears his heart on his sleeve. In more ways than one. If you haven’t seen the Edinburghborn Mitchell at a senior match wearing one of his Heart of Midlothian scarves and bonnet festooned with club badges then you’re a newcomer to the local scene. Mitchell has three brothers – Colin, Bruce and Grant and the family migrated from Scotland in 1968 and was involved with Chadstone soccer club before joining Pines in the long-defunct District Leagues in 1970. Back then North Altona, Ardeer, Hawksburn and Fitzroy were opponents along with Pascoe Vale and Langwarrin who now enjoy NPL status. It’s been a roller coaster ride for Mitchell. “The highlights were playing in the (2003 Premier League) Grand Final and Ally Dick and Ricky Diaco winning their Gold Medals, Stuart (Webster) winning Goalkeeper of the Year and Stan (Webster) winning Coach of the Year,” The Pines committeeman and ground manager said. “The four straight relegations were the low points and they still hurt.” He’s seen many players come and go never more so than in recent times when the senior squad has been forced

Living legend: Frankston Pines’ life member and committeeman Tommy Mitchell. Picture: Darryl Kennedy

to rebuild. “I don’t switch clubs like the players do but I blame the clubs because if a player is renowned for changing clubs just chasing what he can then it’s time the clubs stood up to him and said no. “We’ve had to regroup these past few years and it’s not easy having people putting in a lot of hard work then having to start from scratch again.” Newly promoted Knox City is now in State 2 South-East and will be one of Pines’ rivals next season. Contests between these teams will have the added spice of Knox fielding many former Pines’ players and being coached by Danny Verdun, who lifted Pines off the canvas a few seasons back and had a successful four years as senior

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coach at Monterey Reserve. “My favourite saying is that the players that came in are better than what we had before and the ones that left don’t like me telling them that but if the shoe fits wear it,” Mitchell said. “I’m not worried about Knox. We’ll kick their arse. “If they think they’re just going to come down to the Pines and that we’re going to roll over then I’ve got news for them.” He also has news for some local teams. “I’m hoping that Langy goes well in the NPL. It’s a big step status-wise but I think it’s important to have an NPL club in our area because it keeps the decent kids in the area instead of going to Bentleigh or Oakleigh. “I’m expecting Mornington to be up there challenging for the title again but I think Seaford will find it hard to bounce back after being relegated. “There’s a lot of good people there that work hard for the club and it seems to me like the players may be let themselves down last season. “I think Andy (O’Dell) will go well at Strikers if he gets the right players in and the players actually give the club the



draft in replacements from the under18s. Langy won the senior match 1-0 with the decider coming from the penalty spot in the first half and converted stylishly by Mooroolbark striker Sam Klepac. Richmond triallist Lachie Hogben was prominent at right back. His father David was a teammate of Langy senior coach Gus Macleod during their playing days at Green Gully. Boris Ovcin and Dylan Kilner were the only current Langwarrin players in the starting line-up as Macleod used the game to assess the many triallists at his disposal. Warragul United keeper Jake Richardson was in goal in the first half and Altona Magic’s Nick Bergmans took over in the second half. Many coaches play down the importance of results in pre-season games. Not so Macleod, who was enthused by elements of his side’s display. “Results are very important to me. I want to win every game no matter who it is or what it is,” he said. “I thought we were harder to the ball but they were quick up front and you’ve got to be careful. “Overall I was very, very pleased that we kept our organisation, especially because these players had never played together. “We’ve got Kingston next weekend and I’ve said to the triallists that they’ve got three weeks to prove themselves. “We’ve got 20 spots in the squad so we’ll have a very strong 16 and the other four will be younger players.” Langwarrin will play established NPL club Kingston City on Saturday with the under-20s kicking off at 1pm followed by the seniors at 3pm. The venue is yet to be decided as council work continues at Lawton Park. The club will make an announcement later this week. Off the field, Langwarrin has lost a significant source of NPL expertise with the news that Liam Bentley has been appointed Senior Officer of Premier Competitions by Northern NSW Football. Bentley is a former FFV NPL manager and competitions manager and a current Langy committeeman and senior women’s coach. He had been interviewed at Northern NSW Football’s Speers Point headquarters in mid-November and will begin his tenure on 9 January. Jess Kruiskamp is the new head coach of Langy’s senior women’s team and Tanya Wallace is her assistant. Wallace is a former club president and holds a senior coaching licence.

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right commitment. “Strikers have to make sure though that they don’t spend money they don’t have if you know what I mean. “I think Skye will be up there challenging again especially with the two Billies (Armour and Rae) running the show. “I think Rosebud Heart’s season will be decided by how many players they keep because there’s a lot of talk about players moving on and I don’t really know enough about Baxter to comment. “As a junior club Somerville Eagles are terrific but as a senior club I think they’re punching above their weight.” But what about Mitchell’s beloved Frankston Pines? What does the club’s immediate future hold? “The Mauritians coming into the club have been good for us and Chris (L’Enclume) and Cedric (Permal) are quality players. “There’s talk about getting more kids down so that we can promote ourselves more as a community-based club and that’s a good thing. “I’d like to think that we’re not just there to make up the numbers next year and that we can do something. I think we can.” And Mitchell couldn’t resist a parting shot at the game’s administrators. “The referees have a thankless job and it’s made even harder with all these changes that are brought in by the people running the game. “It’s got to the stage where even the coaches and players wonder what’s going on. “Most of the rules governing the game have been set in concrete and should be left alone.” Langwarrin’s NPL preparations are in full swing with the club taking on established NPL outfit Box Hill United at Baxter Park last weekend. The under-20s were staring down the barrel after 15 minutes when they were 3-0 down and giving up possession far too easily but they staged a remarkable comeback in a free-flowing contest to run out 7-5 winners. Bentleigh Greens’ recruit Keegan Guy and Nat Daher from Mornington both notched hat-tricks with Langy’s other goal coming from Ayden Eszes. “Of the three early goals two were preventable and down to individual errors,” said under-20s gaffer Kevin “Squizzy” Taylor. “Psychologically to come back from three down is hugely important and it shows them that they can compete at this level because it’s new to most of them.” Taylor has a 16-man squad but five players were unavailable forcing him to


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Etched in history: The Dunes Medal winners Blake Collyer and Dee Russell add their names to the winner’s list. Picture: Supplied

before failing to score a boundary in six consecutive overs. Clayton Gay took a sensational catch on the boundary to remove their dangerous number 3 batsman. He took two more great catches and another two important wickets. Jordy Kelly also struck twice in an over, with both catches taken by Harry Capes on the deep square boundary. This reduced Notre Dame to 7-90. They were finally dismissed for 118 in the final over of the innings giving Mornington the state championship.

Top team: Ben Tennant, Hayden Young, Ben Shorthouse (coach), Harry Capes, Flynn Atkins; front: Clayton Gay, Will Lewis, Nick Mason (captain), Ash Nagel, Jordy Kelly, Will George; front Charlie Dixon. Absent: Lachy Smart, Jonah Lane. Picture: Supplied

In the final against Notre Dame Catholic College, Shepparton, Mornington batted first and, once again, Will George (37) and Nick Mason (37) controlled the innings and put up 4-152 off 20 overs. Notre Dame lost a wicket first ball of the innings but then shot to 1-70 off eight overs

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By Ben Triandafillou and Brodie Cowburn THE Mount Martha Junior Football Club is enjoying more success of late, with another three former players taken in the 2017 AFL draft. At picks seven, 30, and 77 respectively, Hunter Clark, Tom De Koning, and Billy Hartung were drafted to the highest footy level on Friday 24 November. All of the players were drafted to Victorian clubs, allowing them to stay close to home with their family and friends. Hunter Clark was drafted to the St Kilda Football Club inside the top 10 and is touted as a smooth midfielder that is expected to win plenty of the ball. He averaged close to seven tackles a game in the TAC Cup season, showing his tenacity and ferociousness as a footballer. De Koning (200cm) is a tall goal kicker and has been handed his opportunity with Carlton. He will be joining another former Mt Martha junior footballer and number one draft pick in 2015, Jacob Weitering. Selected as the second-last player picked in this year’s draft, Billy Hartung will inject some pace and run into the North Melbourne midfield; with this being his second shot at AFL success after his stint with Hawthorn was cut short. As a junior going through the Mt Martha system, Hartung kicked 20 goals in a single game and also ran a 16.6 on the beep test at the draft combine. He will be hoping he can use these talents to slot straight into the North Melbourne best 22. The three players taken this year add to a storied history of draftees from the junior club, with not one but two previous number one draft picks coming from the club. As juniors, Greater Western Sydney (GWS) midfielder Lachie Whitfield and Carlton utility Jacob Weitering plied their trade for Mt Martha, with Whitfield racking up over 100 games for

The big league: Hunter Clark, Craig Black (coach), Luke Davies-Uniacke, Aiden Bonar and Mark Wheeler (talent manager) at the 2017 AFL Draft. Picture: Supplied

his junior club. With such a long history of success when it comes to preparing junior footballers to reach the top level and having six players drafted in the past five years, the question must be asked, how do they do it? Mt Martha Junior Football Club president James Barrett said that while it probably has a lot to do with the coaching staff that is put in place, the players that are coming through are also fairly naturally talented. “The club itself has a good culture and we make sure our coaches understand our club’s values and how we want our juniors to be developed before they are appointed,” he said. “We have a good working relationship with the Stingrays and while they work outside of us they are certainly a great pathway to get into the AFL and AFLW. “It’s fantastic that we are having our juniors drafted but it’s also about making sure that they are enjoying the sport on their way through to

hopefully a senior career. “Now with the girls coming through the club, hopefully, we can have an AFLW player in the draft in the future.” Beyond Mt Martha, there were also a number of other draftees who hailed from the Mornington Peninsula League in their junior days and combined with the Dandenong Stingrays in this year’s TAC Cup competition. The Stingrays had five players drafted in the first two rounds of this year’s draft, with three in the top 11. Dandenong Stingrays talent manager Mark Wheeler said the club thought they had some good talent heading into the draft with a number of other players also looking a chance to get drafted. “We are pretty ecstatic to see some of them drafted this year,” he said. “We are very proud of those who got drafted and obviously a bit disappointed for those who weren’t able to be.

“We talk to them all about the idea of a ‘fish pond’ and heading into either the AFL, VFL or wherever they go as they will be a small fish in a big pond. “We teach them that no matter where they go they will need to keep working hard and prove themselves to continue to advance.” Having been in contention for the number one draft pick throughout the year, Luke DaviesUniacke was snatched up by North Melbourne at fourth pick and will enjoy staying in Victoria. Davies-Uniacke will take the number nine guernsey which was previously worn by ex-captain Andrew Swallow. Aiden Bonar will make his move interstate to the GWS Giants having been selected at pick 11 after coming back from two knee reconstructions. “He’s obviously one of the big stories for the club this year,” Wheeler said. “He shows that if you dig in and do the work you can still achieve your dream no matter what stands in front of you.” Oscar Clavarino, along with Hunter Clark, will join St Kilda next year as he was selected at pick 35 and was surprisingly presented his Saints jumper by key midfielder David Armitage. Clavarino will also be joining his close friend and former classmate at Haileybury College, Josh Battle, who was drafted to the team last year. “We’ve made a good relationship with St Kilda and it’s great that we will now have 11 local players listed with them,” Wheeler said. Thomas Murphy will join teammate DaviesUniacke at North Melbourne having been drafted at pick four in last Monday night’s Rookie draft. “He came through the Stingrays at 17-yearsold and had suffered from back fractures, glandular fever a couple of times and recently blood poisoning so it’s great to see him get picked up,” Wheeler said.

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