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Mordialloc “bounce back” with dominant victory By Ben Triandafillou THE Mordialloc women’s development side have hit back after suffering their first loss for the season against Murrumbeena in Round 10. The Bloods (13.11.89) returned with an 89-point victory over Edithvale-Aspendale (0.0.0) at Ben Kavanagh Reserve, Mordialloc on Sunday 30 July. While Mordialloc suffered their first loss for the season to Murrumbeena in the previous round of the Southern Football Netball Women’s Development League, coach Natty Cardamone said they weren’t too fazed by it and actually learned a lot from it. “We always knew Murrumbeena were going to be a big ask but we weren’t too fazed to have a loss, it’s actually something we probably needed,” she said. “We had a few players out so it was good to
see everyone step up and give everything they had against Murrumbeena. “It didn’t affect our morale so we were ready to bounce back against Edi-Asp.” Mordialloc dominated throughout the match with T. Rosenquist having an all-time best performance kicking a total of four goals with J. Miller kicking three goals. Mordialloc is set to face Murrumbeena again in round 13 where they’ll travel to Murrumbeena Park, Murrumbeena on Saturday 12 August kicking off at 10:15am.
Winning return: Mordialloc Women’s football side return with a victory after a narrow defeat at the hands of Murrumbeena. Picture: supplied
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Making a difference: Dawn Walterfang, Angela Hunt, Stephanie Thomas-Reindel and Lloyd Thomas celebrate Bonbeach LSC’s various achievements. Picture: supplied
Lifesavers recognised for dedicating their lives By Ben Triandafillou MEMBERS of the lifesaving and aquatic community from the Mornington Peninsula were awarded for their dedication to saving lives at the 14th annual Life Saving Victoria Award of Excellence on Saturday 29 July. More than 280 guests, including Victorian lifesavers, aquatic industry members and dignitaries, attended the gala event. Bonbeach Life Saving Club collected three of the four major awards with Lloyd Thomas from Bonbeach LSC being awarded the John Wishart Memorial Medal as Lifesaver of the Year for his ‘outstanding contribution to lifesaving’. Bonbeach LSC was also presented with Outstanding Achievement of the Year for their 2017 CALD Surf Rescue Certificate Program, the Volunteer Assessor of the Year which was awarded to Stephanie Thomas Reindel and the Volunteer of the Year award which went to Dawn Walterfang. President’s Certificates were presented to Joshua Ritchie-Crichton from Gunnamatta SLSC and Kieran Hanley from Rosebud and McCrae LSC for helping save the life of a man who suffered a heart attack at a cricket match earlier this year.
Samantha Howe from Point Leo SLSC was named Athlete of the Year with Tamara Brawn, also from Point Leo SLSC, collecting the award for Competition Official of the Year. Greg Schmidt of Mentone SLSC was the recipient for the Nipper Program Volunteer of the Year, and Mount Martha LSC was awarded the Patrol Efficiency Club of the Year. Portsea SLSC also collected awards with Rebecca Gould earning the Membership and Leadership Development Service Award and Dr Natalie Hood earning a Life Membership. Life Saving Victoria’s President, Tom Mollenkopf, paid tribute to the nominees and winners for their ongoing commitment to the lifesaving movement. “This special event recognises and celebrates the exceptional achievements our dedicated volunteers, staff, and members of the broader aquatic community make throughout the year,” he said. “Everyone in the organisation takes great pride in the work they carry out, and this is a wonderful way to acknowledge those who go above and beyond to contribute to all aspects of lifesaving in Victoria.”
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By Ben Triandafillou PENINSULA Boxing has made another dent in the Australian boxing scene with all three of their boxers making it to the finals of the Australian Elite Golden Gloves in Western Australia on Friday 28 July. Representatives Jack Gipp, April Franks and 2016 Rio Olympian Jason Whateley left nothing in the ring to return home with two gold championship belts. Jack Gipp, who hadn’t fought since the Youth World Championships in Russia last year, made a dominant return, beating one of the local Western Australian favorites, Keira Ruston, on the Friday night. Gipp went on to defeat another tough Western Australian boxer, Zi Foo, in the final of the Men’s Middle weight-division (75kg), taking the belt in the first round. “Jack beat two of the favorites in the tournament quite convincingly and in the process won fighter of the tournament,” Peninsula Boxing head-coach Marcos Amada said. “He’s been away since November last year so he could recoup and get his head together, so it’s great to see him back and firing.” Whateley, who recently earned a silver medal at the Elite Men’s Oceania Championships in Queensland, went straight through to the finals of the Men’s heavy-weight division (91kg) on the Saturday night due to a lack of opponents. “Whateley fought in the straight final against Western Australian local, Brandon Rees, and like Jack was very dominant in winning his belt,” Amada said.
April Franks also took to the ring on the Friday night defeating Western Australian boxer, Ricki Beatson, in her ninth fight of her career. Franks then went on to face an experienced Queensland boxer, Skye Nicolson, in the final of the Women’s Bantam weight-division (52-56kg) and was defeated in a hard-fought battle. “Nicolson has had just over 100 fights, earned a bronze medal at the world titles and is an ambassador for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, so it was a big ask for someone who was going into her 10th fight,” Amada said. “She did an exceptional job. She lost the fight but she probably got more out of that fight than she had in her past matches.” Franks and Gipp are now preparing for their first lot of Victorian titles on 12 August in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Games. “April won’t be going to the Commonwealth Games because of the weight divisions at the moment for the women which don’t suit her,” Amada said. “We have been prepared for this and have made sure this year was a development year for her so she can experience boxing at the top level.” Whateley will head to Hamburg, Germany for the World Boxing Championships on the 25 August.
Top performance: Peninsula Boxers, Jason Whateley, April Franks, Jack Gipp and head-coach Marcos Amada, returned home with two championship belts. Picture: supplied
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