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Aboriginal Competition: a work of art

Anthony Roberts, Minister for Fair Trading

Minister for Fair Trading Mr Anthony Roberts (centre) with local politicians and Central Coast Aboriginal Artists Art Competition prize winners

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ore than 20 awards across 10 categories were presented to artists at the Gosford Regional Gallery on Sunday, May 26, as part of the Central Coast Aboriginal Artists Art Competition. Minister for Fair Trading Mr Anthony Roberts presented the awards and praised the extraordinary level of talent on display in

the competition. “What began in 1999 as an awareness-raising exercise among NSW Fair Trading staff and customers has grown into a major Aboriginal art and cultural event today,” said Mr Roberts. Member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein said the high standard of competition would benefit

the entire Central Coast community by promoting a better understanding of Aboriginal culture and heritage. “This exhibition provides an opportunity for Aboriginal artists to gain recognition of their talents and an exposure that can only enhance their opportunity to pursue their dreams,” he said.

“These artists are the people who will carry the traditions and culture of the local Aboriginal community into the future.” A major cultural event of Reconciliation Week, the Central Coast Aboriginal Artists Art Exhibition and Competition is now in its 14th year and features artists ranging from school children to professionals.

In addition to the art competition, the event offers a range of cultural activities including an indigenous arts and craft market with music, dancing, a barbeque and market stalls. Mr Roberts said the success of the event was reflected in the number of organisations that now use it to open communication

links to the Aboriginal community. “We now have a prize pool of $15,000, thanks to the enormous support the competition enjoys from the community. “I congratulate all the winners on their extraordinary achievements and look forward to following their future careers.”


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The future of the Hardys Bay RSL and Citizens Club will be discussed at an extraordinary general meeting from 10am on Sunday, June 16. The meeting will provide an update on the current negotiations to sell the property of the club and enter into an agreement which would allow it to continue to trade at its present location. Should these negotiations be unsuccessful, it is highly likely that the club would be forced to close, according to Hardys Bay Residents Group spokesman Mr Allan Wilson. Whatever the outcome of the meeting, the club will require funds to meet its own current liabilities, including entitlements to the staff who are presently working, he said. The club was built in 1983 and houses an 80-plus seated restaurant, lounge bar, gaming room with 15 poker machines, a covered barbecue area, verandas and car parking for over 40 vehicles. “Over the years, a number of fine chefs have graced the club’s restaurant and added

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their individual imprimatur to their respective menus,” said Mr Wilson. “These have included, for instance, highly respected names such as Alex Herbert, Brian Lizotte and Michael Stride. “In more recent times, the Bay Leaf Bistro, as it is now known, has benefited from a cosmetic makeover, giving it a fresh new appearance,” he said. A fundraising function is also being planned for the club for Saturday, June 29, which will feature a performance from a well-known band.

“It will provide the guests with an opportunity to enjoy the excellent food provided by the restaurateur, Dorothee Meyer, who has injected new flavours acquired from her French background,” said Mr Wilson. “It will also enable the patrons to dance the night away and drink a toast to the health and future well-being of this local symbol which has provided so much relaxation for the public for so long,” he said. Email, 6 Jun 2013 Allan Wilson, Hardys Bay Residents Group

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Sports camp parking to be monitored The NSW Government has announced it will monitor visitor parking locations for the Broken Bay Sport and Recreation Centre at Little Patonga and implement changes if necessary. The Brooklyn Community Association had asked the Member for Hornsby Mr Matt Kean “to take steps to relieve parking congestion at Brooklyn” by moving the centre’s adult pick-up point from Brooklyn to Patonga. Announcing the monitoring plan, Mr Kean said the centre had been hosting school and community groups for 75 years. “These visitors are important for the local Brooklyn community as they bring much-needed business to local shops and cafes. “The Centre is an asset to the village’s tourism industry and we’re happy to work together with the community so everyone can enjoy this beautiful part of the Hawkesbury region. “We don’t believe our clients are causing any problems with parking in Brooklyn – the majority are school children who arrive by bus.” However, Brooklyn Community Association president Mr Robert Arnold said there was a “major parking problem in Brooklyn”. “We have a range of people

who utilise parking for a holiday or multi-day holidays. “We want to look at how the longer term parking can be better handled,” he said. Mr Arnold said conversations had taken place with Mr Kean about a study into Brooklyn’s parking issues and a plan was in place to perform the study. “The Broken Bay Sport and Recreation Centre in Patonga is just one of the parking issues of about half a dozen different parking requirements that we have. “We want to provide parking for people who are catching the train as well. “Our goal is that if we have medium-term, long-term parking then we move that off what is now our best short-term visitor parking place. “The parking for people travelling to Patonga is right in the centre of Brooklyn so I understand why it is a big issue for the people involved. “These issues have been in Brooklyn for many years and parking has been an issue for many years and there are quite a few people who are passionate about these issues.” Media Statement, 5 Jun 2013 Matt Kean, Member for Hornsby Kaitlin Watts, 23 May 2013 Interviewee: Robert Arnold

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“The group started work on clearing the site just over a year ago, and our first official plantings in the raised garden beds took place on the winter solstice last year,” said garden coordinator Ms Jill Meredith. Thanks to a community builders grant from Gosford Council, the group has been able to build more raised garden beds, build

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rime Minister Julia Gillard joined Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese and Member for Robertson Ms Deb O’Neill in Kariong on Friday, May 24, to reaffirm Federal Labor’s $600 million plan to ease congestion and cut travel times along the F3.

The corridor is used by some 75,000 cars and 7,000 trucks a day, with freight volumes predicted to nearly double within the next two decades. The centrepiece of Federal Labor’s plan is $405 million to bring forward the construction of the “missing link” between the F3 and M2. As well as delivering smoother, quicker driving conditions, this new 7.7km dual two lane road tunnel beneath Pennant Hills Rd would also greatly reduce traffic congestion through Sydney’s northern suburbs. The project will be

a sensory herb circle, provide seating and a colourful mural for the shed. “Our workshop will be on organic and permaculture principles and how to improve the soil,” said Ms Meredith. “It will be led by local horticulturist Adam McCall, who helped design the garden layout,” she said. The workshop is available by gold coin donation, but enquiries and bookings should be made to Jill Meredith on 4344 2704. Email, 3 Jun 2013 Jill Meredith, Woy Woy Peninsula Community Garden

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delivered in partnership with the NSW Government, which will provide the same amount of upfront funding. The balance of the required funding will come from the private sector, with the project expected to go to market within months. In addition to making the F3 to M2 Link a reality, Federal Labor’s plan also funds targeted improvements to tackle congestion and improve safety along the existing F3, including widening the section between Tuggerah and Doyalson, widening the section between Kariong and Somersby, upgrading

the Kariong Interchange and upgrading the Weakleys Dr intersection. The staged delivery of these projects could begin as soon as next year and will be jointly funded by the Federal and NSW governments, with each contributing $195.8 million. The extensive upgrade of the road corridor between Sydney and Central Coast is part of the much larger Federally-funded capital works program currently being rolled out across the State. Media Release, 30 May 2013 Office of Julia Gillard PM

he $13 million upgrade to the Central Coast Highway and Wisemans Ferry Rd intersection was fully opened to traffic on Friday, May 24, two months ahead of schedule and on budget.

Minister for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Mr Chris Hartcher said the intersection upgrade funded by the NSW Government would benefit motorists by improving safety, reducing delays and lessening congestion. “This key intersection provides a major road link

between suburbs of the Central Coast and the F3 to Newcastle and Sydney,” Mr Hartcher said. “Importantly the upgraded intersection improves safety for motorists and cyclists by separating traffic movements and minimising merges. “The upgrade has

extended the existing right turn lane and provided a second right turn lane from the Central Coast Highway into Wisemans Ferry Rd. “And in another benefit to road users, the intersection has opened two months ahead of schedule.” Member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein said work on

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he NSW Government has approved a rezoning in the Lake Macquarie local government area with the potential to deliver 1,250 new dwellings.

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the intersection upgrade commenced in June last year and was carried out by Roads and Maritime Services. “Minor finishing work including improved street lighting, building shared paths, final line marking and median upgrades is expected to be completed in late July,” Mr Holstein said. “Traffic control and reduced speed limits will

be in place where needed to ensure the safety of workers, motorists and other road users.” Further features of the upgrade included an additional left turn lane from Wisemans Ferry Rd into the Central Coast Highway controlled by traffic lights, a continuous lane on Wisemans Ferry Rd for southbound vehicles exiting F3, removing the need to merge, a right turn

bay from Wisemans Ferry Rd onto the northbound on ramp of the F3 to separate traffic and an off road cycle path. “I thank motorists and nearby residents for their ongoing patience throughout the upgrade and while this essential finishing work is carried out,” Mr Holstein said. Media Release, 24 May 2013 Caroline Hutcherson, Office of Chris Hartcher MP

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The rezoning at Wyee, which was approved on Friday, May 24, is a step towards establishing a framework to progress the long-standing “paper subdivision” in the town, which dates back to the early 20th century. The Department of Planning and Infrastructure’s Hunter and Central Coast regional director Mr Michael Leavey said the decision was in line with an aim of the 2006 Lower Hunter Regional Strategy to support housing supply in the Wyee area. This regional strategy is currently under review. The Department has approved the local environmental plan rezoning amendment proposed by the Lake Macquarie City Council for about 164 hectares of land adjoining the existing township and its railway station. The land in the rezoning area is owned by the Wyee Development Fund, Lake

Macquarie Council, NSW Government or individual owners of about 200 lots in a “paper subdivision”. The rezoning will create about 117 hectares of residential land, with higher densities encouraged closer to the railway station. It also sets aside

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another 45 hectares for environmental or conversation purposes, 1.6 hectares for open space and 0.5 hectares for infrastructure purposes. The site incorporates a “paper subdivision” dating back to 1914. This area had been subdivided into urban

sized blocks but homes were not able to be approved because of the lack of infrastructure services and formed roads. Mr Leavey said development applications to begin home construction across the site, including the “paper subdivision” area, would

of a NSW Government regulation to unlock paper subdivisions which was finalised earlier this year. “This rezoning is an important step towards providing additional housing and services for the township of Wyee and the Lake Macquarie local government area,” Mr Leavey said. Lake Macquarie City Council Strategy Director Tony Farrell said Council was pleased with the decision, which facilitates the expansion of Wyee in line with the Wyee Structure Plan. “The plan aims to integrate residential development with access to public transport and open space, while conserving our natural environment,” Mr Farrell said. “Infrastructure, including sewerage, is vital to the future development of Wyee, and need to show that adequate the Council will continue arrangements had been to work with residents to made for the co-ordinated overcome issues in the provision of essential paper subdivision.” infrastructure, including Media release, 31 May 2013 water supply, electricity, Mark Skelsey and Danielle telecommunications and Nelson, NSW Department of sewerage. Planning and Infrastructure and Lake Macquarie City The option exists for Council future development of the area to take advantage

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he Jan Breydelstadion is the new home of goalkeeper Mathew Ryan after the 21-year-old custodian completed his transfer from the Central Coast Mariners to Belgian Pro League heavyweights Club Brugge on Thursday, May 30.

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After flying to Europe earlier in the week to undergo a medical, Ryan put an end to speculation surrounding his playing future by penning a three-season contract with the Blue and Blacks. Ryan becomes the third summer signing for Club Brugge, with the Club’s Sporting Director Arnar Grétarsson labelling the twotime NAB Young Football of the Year as a goalkeeper with “huge potential”. “He [Ryan] has been playing three years for the Australian top team Central Coast Mariners,” Grétarsson said. “Despite his young age he has gathered a lot of experience and he has been elected twice as best goalkeeper of Australia. “This year he has celebrated the title with his team in the A-League. ‘Another asset of Ryan is his attitude and mindset.” Despite Ryan being due to come off contract two days after his signing, the Mariners still managed to negotiate a sizeable transfer

Rogic takes part in Socceroo win

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ormer Central Coast Mariner Tom Rogic was part of the Qantas Socceroo squad that defeated Jordan 4-0 on Tuesday, June 11 in Melbourne.

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fee for the 2013 Hyundai A-League Championship winner. The Club has confirmed the transfer also included a sell-on clause. Central Coast Mariners Group general manager Mr Peter Turnbull thanked Ryan for his exemplary service to the Mariners. “Today is a proud day for our Football Club,” Turnbull said. “Club Brugge are one of the most respected Clubs in Europe. “They have a long, proud history and a strong record, like us, of taking players to the next level in their

careers. “We commend Mathew for his effort, professionalism and performances while at the Mariners and wish him great success in the Belgian Pro League and with the Qantas Socceroos in the future.” Ryan joins a distinguished list of former Australian internationals to have played with the 13-time Belgian Champions. Current Sydney FC Head Coach, Frank Farina, and Qantas Young Socceroos mentor, Paul Okon, both spent fruitful spells in West Flanders.

Tom Rogic was given an opportunity when coach Holger Osiek sent him on as a substitute for Brett Holman in the final 10 minutes of the match. Rogic had an immediate impact when he headed the ball to team captain, Lucas Neil who in turn scored the fourth goal for Australia and Lucas Neil’s first for his country, Rogic also showed his ball dribbling skills when he was able to skirt around opposition players to create chances around the box. After the match, Rogic said: “The match probably had the perfect outcome”. “That’s my first game at home so, to get on the park in front of the Australian crowd is very pleasing and I’m happy to get any game time. “I think we dominated the game from start to finish and I think the result showed that. “We got through the game 4-0; a clean sheet with no yellow cards picked up, so I

Minister for Fair Trading Mr Anthony Roberts (centre) with local politicians and Central Coast Aboriginal Artists Art Competition prize winners Photo: John Dewberry

think on all accounts, it was a very good result for us. “But in saying that, it was only half the job for us and we have a very big game next week,” said Rogic. The Socceroos are now on ten points standing second in their group, but need to do well against Iraq in Sydney on Tuesday night to ensure direct qualification for the World Cup in Brazil in

2014. “It’s a massive game, but at the same time, it’s just another game of football. “I think we have a good combination of experience and youth to see us through these matches. “So I think everyone is preparing quite well and it’s only the start of what is a very big week,” he said.

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ore than 20 awards across 10 categories were presented to artists at the Gosford Regional Gallery on Sunday, May 26, as part of the Central Coast Aboriginal Artists Art Competition. Minister for Fair Trading Mr Anthony Roberts presented the awards and praised the extraordinary level of talent on display in

the competition. “What began in 1999 as an awareness-raising exercise among NSW Fair Trading staff and customers has grown into a major Aboriginal art and cultural event today,” said Mr Roberts. Member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein said the high standard of competition would benefit

the entire Central Coast community by promoting a better understanding of Aboriginal culture and heritage. “This exhibition provides an opportunity for Aboriginal artists to gain recognition of their talents and an exposure that can only enhance their opportunity to pursue their dreams,” he said.

“These artists are the people who will carry the traditions and culture of the local Aboriginal community into the future.” A major cultural event of Reconciliation Week, the Central Coast Aboriginal Artists Art Exhibition and Competition is now in its 14th year and features artists ranging from school children to professionals.

In addition to the art competition, the event offers a range of cultural activities including an indigenous arts and craft market with music, dancing, a barbeque and market stalls. Mr Roberts said the success of the event was reflected in the number of organisations that now use it to open communication

links to the Aboriginal community. “We now have a prize pool of $15,000, thanks to the enormous support the competition enjoys from the community. “I congratulate all the winners on their extraordinary achievements and look forward to following their future careers.”

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Diggers named Community Spirit Ambassador of the Year

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i g g e r s @ T h e Entrance has been named the Community Spirit Ambassador of the Year for the Central Coast region at a gala celebration held in Sydney on Friday, May 31. The announcement was made at the first ever Clubs and Community Celebration, which recognises the contribution clubs make to local communities across the state. The club was recognised for its successful Community Connect program, which supplies more than 500 meals a week to residents living in shelters, struggling university students, the homeless and families struggling to make ends meet. Diggers@The Entrance partnered with Central Coast Outreach last year

to establish the program. In addition to providing the initial funding to fit out a community food van that could distribute snap-frozen meals, the club is also donating excess food from the club’s buffet and coffee shop as well as ongoing funding. Clubs NSW CEO Anthony Ball said the Community Connect program was a terrific example of a service that would not exist without club support. “It’s these stories, the ones that make a real difference to people’s lives yet are so often overlooked, that we wanted to celebrate at the Clubs and Community gala,” he said. “I’d like to congratulate the team at Diggers for seeing that they could do more with their leftover food than throw it out, and then for taking a step

further to help create a service that could help feed as many people as possible.” An expert panel including Paralympian Kurt Fearnley, Centre for Volunteering CEO Ms Lynne Dalton and former Minister for Gaming and Racing Mr Kevin Greene reviewed hundreds of submissions by some of the state’s 1,500 clubs. The gala event was attended by NSW Premier Mr Barry O’Farrell, as well as Hospitality and Tourism Minister Mr George Souris, Citizenship and Communities Minister Mr Victor Dominello and Sport and Recreation Minister Mr Graham Annesley. Also in attendance were the Leader of the Opposition John Robertson and Shadow Minister for Hospitality and Tourism Steve Whan.

(L-R) ClubsNSW Central Coast State Councillor Len Sargant, Diggers CEO Mr Stephen Byfield, operations manager Mr Michael Kowalwi, chairman Mr Peter O’Grady, marketing manager Ms Christine Haynes and assistant Ms Catherine Dougherty

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Shelly Beach Golf Club is people’s choice Carissa Simons, Clubs NSW

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helly Beach Golf Club won the People’s Choice Award at the Clubs and Community Celebration held in Sydney on Friday, May 31. The Central Coast club beat out almost 1,500 other clubs across the state to take out the top prize. Voters were asked to rate clubs out of 10 across four categories: value for money,

food, entertainment and community service. The votes for each club were then divided by the total club membership to make sure larger clubs did not have an unfair advantage. Clubs NSW CEO Anthony Bell congratulated the club, which has seen a 305% growth in membership over the past five years. “With such an astounding growth in membership over

such a short period of time, it’s clear that the team at Shelly Beach Golf Club are doing an amazing job,” he said. “In addition to being named the state’s top club, Shelly Beach Golf Club will also get a $10,000 cash prize, with the club and a charity of their choice sharing the prize money.” More than 20,000 votes were lodged in this year’s competition.

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eputy Prime Minister Mr Wayne Swan will speak at the 2013 Innov8Central Information Summit on Thursday, June 13, at the Mingara Recreation Club.

Having held the role of Federal Treasurer since 2007 and that of Deputy Prime Minister from 2010, Mr Swan was named World’s Top Finance Minister of 2011 by Euromoney Magazine for his role in guiding Australian

through the Global Financial Crisis without going into recession. The summit will explore new business ideas and models that capitalise on the next wave of innovation. This year’s event will focus on the opportunity for coupling sustainability with digital technology to create a resource efficient digitallyconnected community. The summit will take place from 8:30am to 11:30am.

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“With 11 entries by both local theatre groups and some from as far afield as Rylstone and Port Macquarie, this Central Coast Theatrefest promises to be one of the best,” said co-ordinator Ms Ruth Jordon. “The Theatrefest experience is slightly unusual, but thoroughly entertaining. “Each one-act play must be set, performed and the set struck within one hour. “The plays are judged by a professional adjudicator and prizes awarded at the end of the Festival. “This year the total prize money for the various categories will be $1,500,” said Ms Jordan. The Friday night entertainment, entitled “JUMP”, is provided by the

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young performers of XtrAct Academy, with four plays presented by members whose ages range from five to 18 years. Each session on the Saturday consists of three to four plays with short breaks between each play and a

longer break after each session. Prizes will be awarded on Sunday morning. There will also be an exhibition of art work by local artist Maxine Kent Johnson, with much of her work for sale.

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donation of over $8,000 and local club Woy Woy Roosters, who last year, raised $7,000 for the fund through commemorative jersey with all proceeds going to Give Me 5 for Kids. 107.7 2GO was the founding radio station to launch Give Me 5 for Kids in the late 90s with a simple coin drive which is now rolled out throughout the month of June across the country, helping each areas local hospital. Last year, following the support of local community groups, Give Me 5 for Kids raised $150,000 to help the

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he 10th annual Central Coast Theatrefest is being hosted by the Wyong Drama Group on June 21, 22 and 23 at the Wyong Memorial Hall.

First heat of Discovered held

Give Me 5 for Kids charity launched he annual 2GO Newcastle Permanent Give Me 5 for Kids charity initiative launched on Monday, June 3, with the aim of raising funds for the children’s ward at Gosford and Wyong hospitals along with local pediatric service groups such as Camp Breakaway and Glennvale Public School.

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Central Coasts local children’s ward and also community pediatric service groups such as Camp Breakaway, Blair’s Wish and Central Coast Kids in Need. This year, 2GO and Newcastle Permanent will be combining resources to deliver the Central Coast fun, family friendly events and easily accessible donation points to help improved paediatric services on the Central Coast. This year, for the first time, online donating will also be possible via giveme5forkids. com.au.

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he Central Coast’s premier talent competition, Discovered, launched Heat One of its 2013 contest on Friday, June 7, at The Hub Youth Entertainment Venue, Erina Fair. The event gives aspiring young vocalists between the ages of 12 and 24 the opportunity to win up to $15,000 in prizes and become the 2013 ‘Discovery’. Now in its third year, Discovered has cemented its reputation for uncovering great local talent, with previous contestants including the 2012 winner of The Voice, Karise Eden. The Hub’s Youth Centre coordinator Mr Steve Knee said that Discovered provided an unparalleled opportunity for local young people. “The competition gives

young people a platform to showcase their potential and hone their skills while performing in a state of the art venue. “This year, entrants will be competing for some amazing prizes to kick start their careers in the music industry. “They will also receive invaluable feedback from a panel of industry professionals such as acclaimed producer Rod

McCormack. “A number of contestants from previous years have gone on to gain national and international exposure and we are excited to see what new talent is out there waiting to be discovered in this year’s competition,” said Mr Knee. A percentage of the money raised from the event will support youth charity, Musicians Making A Difference.

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Community encouraged to Walk Together for Refugee Week

Memorial held for Boer War

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roubadour Central Coast is encouraging residents of the Central Coast to join them on the 10:26am train from Woy Woy on Saturday, June 22, to travel to Newcastle and participate in a walk to stand up for the rights of refugees. The walk, which is part of Walk Together for Refugee Week, will begin at the Newcastle Museum at 1pm and will conclude at 4pm at Civic Park where there will be a multicultural festival featuring music, dance, art, crafts and food Those interested in travelling together to the walk are invited to meet in carriage three and encouraged to bring an instrument to participate in songs for social justice. The event is being

organised by Amnesty International in partnership with Welcome to Australia, and it aims to have thousands of Australians - including musicians, celebrities, community leaders and politicians ‘Walking Together’ on Saturday 22 June. Graeme McGregor, Refugee Campaign Coordinator, Amnesty International Australia said: “We’ve all encountered myths and prejudice about asylum seekers and refugees. “Every day the media and politicians use these myths to justify policies that lock up, abuse and endanger innocent men, women and children. “But we know that refugees come to Australia to escape torture, violence and persecution.

“We know they’re just trying to make a new life for themselves and their families. “They’re people like us and they’re members of our community.” Last year, Walk Together saw thousands of people across the country stepping out, getting to know the people in their community and standing up for the rights of refugees. This year, Walk Together events will take place in 15 cities and towns all over Australia, with music, food, speeches and other exciting activities for the whole family. “It’s not only a great day out, it’s a chance to send a message that Australians want asylum seekers to be treated fairly and with compassion,” Graeme McGregor said.

International Highland Dancing Championships to be held in July

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embers of Central Coast Highland Dancing are undertaking the final preparations for the seventh International Highland Dancing Championships to be held at the Central Coast Youth Club from July 26 to 29. The Championships are renowned for the calibre of judges, with this year’s panel including Peter Archibald (Canada), LeonieBurgess Garrick (Australia), Rachel McLagan (Scotland), Judy Niven (Australia), Julie Thomas (Australia) and Allison Grace Conchie (South Africa). A night of Scottish entertainment will be held on Friday, July 26, along with a Choreography Competition. The Saturday and Sunday will see competitors taking to the floor to defend

their titles from last year’s championship. Participants compete for individual dance placings as well as some of the $20,000 worth of cash and prizes. The competitors will dance a traditional fling, swords, seann triubhas, lilt, flora, jig and hornpipe. There will also be a team event for the Premier Broadswords and the awarding of the John McFarland Memorial Hornpipe Medal.

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Billy and Lulu Cooley visit Bouddi

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wo Central Desert artists, Billy and Lulu Cooley, will visit the Bouddi Gallery on June 15 and 16 from 10am until 4pm, to meet residents of the Central Coast and demonstrate their painting skills.

Billy Cooley is internationally famous for his frighteningly realistic, life size liru (venomous snake) carvings and Lulu for her piti and wira (carved wooden bowls). Billy and Lulu are also well known for their walka boards, a painting and etching method using hot wire, developed by the artists at Maruku Arts (Uluru). Lulu said she remembers learning her carving skills from her mother and other female relatives in the 1960s. Since Creation times, women have been responsible for making their own wooden tools, most importantly the digging stick and collecting bowls. They must also learn designs relating to ceremony and storytelling for country and kinship. Lulu said long and close observation of her mother’s work led to her distinctive ‘scallop’ style. Now a consummate carver of many years’ experience, Lulu specialises mainly in piti and wira, traditional bowls, as well as punu timpilypa - music or clap sticks. She works closely with her husband Billy and is the grandmother of 10 children who she helps raise at Ulpaia in the Musgrave ranges. Billy was born on a

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osford Regional Art Gallery, along with Department of Fair Trading, are running their annual Reconciliation Art Exhibition until July 14.

The annual event provides an opportunity for the local Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists to showcase work about

reconciliation to the Central Coast community and to visitors to the Central Coast. The awards ceremony was held on Sunday, May 26, which saw the Tony Donovan Award presented to Brett Parker and the runner up to Wendy Pawley, who also won the Open Indigenous award.

Vicki Purvis was awarded second prize in the Open Indigenous category. Awards were also given to individual children’s artwork and several local schools were awarded prizes for the work of combined students. The gallery is open 10am to 4pm daily.

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he launch of a Bush Stonecurlew information booklet will be held on Saturday, June 15, at the Davistown Progress Hall from 8:30am to 10:30am.

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cattle station near the Northern Territory and Queensland borders and now lives with his Pitjantjatjara wife, Lulu, and six children on their homeland near the South Australian community of Amata. In his younger years Billy was an accomplished stockman, traveling widely and eventually meeting Lulu at Mulga Park Station. Billy found himself at home on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Lands and began to make kali (or boomerangs) from the desert mulga trees after watching some of the older local Anangu people crafting snakes. When he began carving in earnest, he said he wanted to make his liru (snake) sculptures as life-like as

possible so he started to watch out for naturally occurring serpent forms in the twisting roots and branches he came across in the landscape. He also made careful study of the different scale patterns of desert serpents and, over the years, he arrived at four etching styles to replicate different snakes. Although they are inspired by the desert species he lives with, he explains that it is from his mother’s country at Boorooloola that he is related to the Water Serpent Dreaming. Billy has exhibited widely since 1990, including in Japan and both the National Gallery of Australia and the National Museum of Australia have acquired his work.

The launch of the booklet, titled ‘The Bush Stone-curlew on the Central Coast of NSW, Conversations and Conservation’ will include a bird watching walk, talks from experts, a captive curlew from the Australian Reptile Park, morning tea and a free copy of the booklet. Bush Stone-curlew project officer Ms Narelle Leite said: “the Bush Stone-curlew is a native bird species that occurs around Brisbane Water.” “It was once a common species found across NSW, however, since European settlement and expansion of the urban environment, much of its habitat has been destroyed. “At the same time, predators such as foxes, dogs and cats, have been introduced. “As a result the numbers of Bush Stonecurlew throughout NSW have drastically declined and now they occur only in isolated patches on the

Central Coast. “The booklet is intended to raise the profile of the Bush Stone-curlew and give an overview of what we know about the birds. “It will inform and inspire residents living around the shores of Brisbane Water to act

to ensure these birds continue to be a part of our surrounding landscape,” Ms Leite said. Bookings are essential for catering purposes. For more information or to register for the event ring Narelle on 4349 4752 or email narell. leite@ccmdc.org.au.

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Carmel to perform Rhythm Hut served at Troubadour with notice to vacate Michael Fine, Troubadour

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i n g e r- s o n g w r i t e r Carmel Charlton will perform at the Troubadour Folk Club concert on Saturday, June 22, at the Woy Woy CWA Hall from 7pm. “Wherever she performs Carmel Charlton is praised for her clear voice, her fine guitar and piano and for her warm and interactive performances,” said Troubadour president Mr Michael Fine. “She is known too for her songwriting, such as My Nullarbor Home which has lyrics by Jill Campbell

from Kybo station on the Nullarbor and was included on the ABC’s Australia All Over album Macca’s Sunday Best. “Many remember the video clip of her song Horses Coming Home which was shown on ABC TV on Anzac Day.” Carmel grew up on a farm at Yorkrakine in the Central Wheatbelt of Western Australia. She now runs Jackadder’s Music Club in Woodlands, near Scarborough Beach in Perth. “Her songs are mainly about people that

fascinate and inspire her and about the unique heritage that we share in Australia,” said Mr Fine. “She also writes material for children and entertains extensively, everything from community events, school shows, folk clubs to playing at major festivals including Folkworld Fairbridge Festival, the Illawarra Folk Festival, Tamar Valley Folk Festival in Tasmania and Tamworth Country Music Festival.” Together with her husband Eric, she also organises an annual Gospel Concert.

Liz Woolnough to feature at fundraising concert

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osford Uniting Church will hold a fundraising concert featuring local violist, Liz Woolnough on Saturday, June 15. Ms Woolnough is currently studying at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and is also a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra. As a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra, Liz will be

touring in Sydney, Melbourne and then Europe in August. The money raised by the church concert will be put toward helping Ms Woolnough fund her tour. The concert will begin at 2:30pm at Gosford Uniting Church. The admission is a gold coin donation and afternoon tea will be provided.

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NAISDA breaks ground with midyear show

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he 2013 NAISDA midyear show, Breaking Ground, will be held from June 25 to 27 at NAISDA Dance College, Mt Penang Parklands, Kariong.

The show was named Breaking Ground in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the presentation of the Yirrkala Bark petitions to the Federal Parliament. The choreographers responded to this theme with works that look at overcoming obstacles, making new discoveries and exploring new ideas. The midyear show was traditionally a time for the developing artists to show their emerging choreographic skills. Other works to be presented include “Conversations – a work in

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progress” choreographed by Dance co-ordinator Raymond Blanco and an excerpt from artist in residence Gary Lang’s work “Mokuy (Travelling of the Soul)”.

There will also be works by contemporary urban dance teacher Pam Williams, ballet teacher Francoise Angenieux and a contemporary work by Chenoa De Vries.

Thursday June 13 Managing Stress and Increasing Resilience workshop, Uniting Care Wyong, 10am-3pm Central Coast Innovation Summit, Mingara Showroom PowWOW networking event, Gospel Garden Cade, 7pm-9pm Planning White Paper Workshop – Forum, Gosford Uniting Church, 6pm-10pm Tamper resistant car number plate fitting, Lake Haven Shopping Centre

Friday June 14 Central Coast Conservatorium presents Contemporary Music Studies Concert, Youth Arts Warehouse, 7pm Boys Night Out, Avoca Beach Surf Club, 7pm

Saturday June 15 Our Beautiful Bays, A Collection from the Past book launch, Bays Community Hall, 3pm5:30pm Blackwall Girl Guides fundraising stall, 9:30am11:30am, outside Woolworths, Umina Billy and Lulu Colley demonstration, Bouddi Gallery, Killcare, 10am4pm Liz Woolnough fundraising concert, Gosford Uniting Church, 2:30pm Bush Stone-curlew information booklet launch, Davistown Progress Hall, 8:30am10:30am

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Gathering Davistown RSL Markets, 9am-2pm Billy and Lulu Colley demonstration, Bouddi Gallery, Killcare, 10am4pm Porters Creek Wetland walk, 10am

Monday June 17 C o m p e t i t i v e Tenderness auditions, Peninsula Theatre, 7:30pm Cancer Information and Support Society meeting, Arts and Crafts Centre, Henry Kendall Gardens, Wyoming, 7pm Imprints 2013 expressions of interest meeting, University of Newcastle’s Ourimbah Campus, 6pm

Tuesday June 18 Marine Discovery Series event, The Lakes Surf Club, Budgewoi, 6:30pm9pm

Wednesday June 19 Bays Community Group annual meeting, Woy Woy Bay Community Hall, 7:30pm

Thursday June 20 Open mic night, Kincumber Hotel, 7pm10pm

Friday June 21 Battle of the Bands U24 heat two, The Hub, Erina Central Coast Theatrefest of One Act Plays, Wyong Memorial Hall

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Saturday June 22 5 Lands Walk Blackwall Girl Guides fundraising stall, 9:30am11:30am, outside IGA, Ettalong Refugee Week Breakfast, Gosford/Narara Neighbourhood Centre, 9am Bush Safety Workshop, Bucketty and District Rural Fire Brigade, 9:30am3:30pm, free Troubadour Folk Club concert, Woy Woy CWA Hall, 7pm Winter Solstice Workshop, Woy Woy Peninsula Community Garden, 1:30pm-3pm Veronica Law School of Highland Dancing 50th birthday celebration, Gosford RSL, 6:30pm

Sunday June 23 Central Coast Symphony Orchestra presents Mainly Mozart, Laycock St Theatre, 2:30pm Avoca Beachside Markets, Heazlett Park Foreshore, 9am-2pm

Tuesday June 25 Breaking Ground, NAISDA Dance College, Mt Penang Parklands, Kariong

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Friday June 28 Central Coast Conservatorium presents Concertino for Viola and Orchestra, Anglican Church, Gosford, 7pm Day of the Soccer Tragics staged play reading, Uniting Church Hall, Gosford, 7:30pm, free The American Dream Revisited staged play reading, Uniting Church Hall, Gosford, 7:30pm, free

Saturday June 29 Monster Garage Sale, Old Primary School, Wyong Neighbourhood Centre, 8am-12pm Official handover of Cat 12, Pearl Beach Volunteer Bushfire Brigade Room 13 EP launch, Beachcomber Hotel, 7pm Gospel Alive, Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre, 1pm-4:30pm

Sunday June 30 Breakfast in the Bays, Woy Woy Bay Community Hall

Tuesday July 2 Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, Gosford/ Narara Neighbourhood Centre, 10:30am

Friday July 5 ImpressAbility opening night, Youth Arts Warehouse, 6pm-8pm

lucky door prizes and a midyear encouragement award. A surfboard provided by Boxhead Surfboards will also be raffled on the night. The board currently rests above the bar at the Patonga Beach Hotel and tickets can be bought from the bar for $2 each or three for $5.

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Biggest Morning tea event at The Cove Village in Daleys point on Tuesday, May 28, raised $1430. “This is the third such event held at The Cove and raised a record sum this year,” said social convenor Ms Wendy Whiteman. “The first in 2011 raised $860, in 2012 $930 but this year thanks to the support

in the village and the many kind donors from local businesses, $1430 was raised. “This year as well as the usual white elephant stall, cake stall, raffles etc, an arts and craft section was featured which proved very popular. “We hope to beat this record next year,” said Ms Whiteman.

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Wetland walk at Watanobbi

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yong Council will host a wetland walk on Sunday, June 16, for Watanobbi residents to learn about Porters Creek Wetland. The wetland covers an area of five square kilometres between Watanobbi, Warnervale and the F3 Freeway. It is the largest remaining fresh water wetland on the Central

Coast and is a haven for possums, squirrel gliders, herons and swift parrots. The Wetland Walk will be led by Wetland Care Australia’s Louise Duff and Nick Carson from Wyong Council’s Estuary Management program. “The Wetland Walk will give Watanobbi families a chance to learn about local plants and wildlife, wetland values and how to look after this special

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place,” Mr Carson said. The walk is supported by the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country initiative and will begin at the constructed wetland on Abbey Close, Watanobbi, at 10am. The walk is suitable for adults and children of all ages, with walkers advised to wear sturdy shoes, a hat and sunscreen.

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Veronica law school dances into 50th year

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he Veronica Law School of Highland Dancing (VLSHD) will celebrate its 50th year of teaching with festivities on Saturday, June 22, at Gosford RSL Club from 6:30pm. VLSHD

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inners of Gosford Council’s inaugural Gosford City Heritage Awards were announced at a special ceremony held in Council Chambers on Thursday, May 2.

The awards acknowledge the efforts of those who actively conserve heritage as well as educate and promote heritage and history within the Gosford LGA. The awards also formed part of celebrations for Australian Heritage Week and the National Trust Heritage Festival 2013. Gosford mayor Cr Lawrie McKinna said the Heritage Awards showcased the number of dedicated individuals focused on the preservation of our local history. “These awards give us a chance to publicly thank the individuals and organisations that invest their time and skills into caring for and preserving our heritage. “We were blown away by the number and quality of entries, especially as this is the Heritage Awards’ inaugural year. “Some of the award recipients have made movies, written books and even

established museums all devoted to documenting and educating people about our heritage. “Congratulations to all of the deserving award winners for your outstanding contribution to our city,” said mayor Cr McKinna. The Excellence in Heritage Conservation award went to the Gunyah at Terrigal for extensive conservation works of the interior and exterior of the c. 1911 building and its adaptation as a dental surgery. The Excellence in Interpretation Projects award went to Bob Fitzgerald for the writing, direction and production of the documentary film Ettalong Beach, Then and Now, which was shown for the first time at the Ettalong Festival 2012. The St Joseph’s Spirituality and Education Centre Museum at Kincumber South, which was established by volunteers Zeena Elton and Bridie Murphy and provides a

historical display depicting the history and artefacts of the St Joseph’s Home for Boys, also received an Excellence in Interpretation Projects award. The Excellence in Historical Research and Publication award went to Marie Riley for her book Kincumber South Remembered: A Social History of the Community and the Boys Home. The book concentrates on the settlement of Kincumber South and the history of the St Joseph’s Boys Home which was established in 1887. Marie dedicated four years to the project including collecting oral histories and researching the history and people of Kincumber South. The Outstanding Achievement Award went to Keith Paull for his committed research into the history and heritage of the Upper Mangrove Creek area, including collecting the stories of the area, plotting the sites of early settlement and recording the oral histories

The Gunya building at Terrigal preserved by Mr Tony Collins Inset: Mayor Cr Mayor McKinna presenting Mr Tony Collins with his award

and genealogies of the families within the area. Gwen Dundon also received an Outstanding Achievement Award for her overall dedication to local history and heritage.

Gwen has published six books celebrating our local history, donated significantly to the Local Studies section of the library and tirelessly supports others in their historical research and

promotion of our significant heritage. Media Release, 3 May 2013 Gosford Council Media

Court rules on short term holiday lettings decision was passed in the Land and Environment Court at 5pm on Thursday, May 2, prohibiting the owner of 24 Charles Kay Dr, Terrigal, from using her house for short term letting, effective in two months’ time.

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The decision was made by Justice Rachael Ann Pepper following complaints made by next door neighbours John and Rosemary Dobrohotoff who told the Court the house was regularly used for bucks’ parties and the like. Gosford Council interim director of environment and planning Mr Eddie Love said Council would continue to have discussions with the Department of Planning regarding state wide issues

surrounding short term holiday letting. Mr Love said the property at 24 Charles Kay Dr was zoned 2(a) Residential and council had corresponded with owners requesting that they address neighbourhood concerns in relation to the use of this premises. “Issues surrounding short term holiday letting have been seen across the Gosford LGA,” said Mr Love. “As this case was not an isolated occurrence it was

decided by council to define and allow ‘short term holiday letting’ of dwellings for no more than four bedrooms without consent. “Letting arrangements for five and six bedroom properties would require consent and for dwellings over six bedrooms the use would not be permitted. “The above clause was incorporated into the Draft Gosford Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2009 with the view that short term holiday

letting would be addressed by the NSW Department of Planning,” said Mr Love. “The Draft LEP for Gosford is currently under review by council and the Department of Planning. “Short term holiday letting is an important economic activity in coastal cities across NSW and we will be working with the relevant bodies to find workable solutions for all involved,” said Mr Love. Greens MP and spokesperson for tourism and housing Ms Jan Barham said the decision made by the Court was a good one. “The Court’s clarification that homes in residential

zones that were intended for long-term occupancy are inappropriate for tourism purposes is an important outcome for local communities,” said Ms Barham. “In coastal areas especially, the use of homes for short-term tourism rentals has seen many potential homes lost to permanent residents, causing a shortage in housing supply. “In terms of tourism use, holiday letting has not served the community well. “Local government faces a difficult task in addressing housing availability and affordability. “This decision clarifies the

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use of approved residential dwellings for permanent residents, which should free up dwellings to ease the housing stress and ensure that tourism occurs in appropriate areas,” Ms Barham said. Media Statement, 3 May 2013 Eddie Love, Gosford Council Media Statement, 3 May 2013 Kerri Douglass, Office of the Chief Justice, Supreme Court of NSW Media Release, 3 May 2013 David Barham, Office of Jan Barham MLC

ital infrastructure projects and new and continuing community support programs were highlights for locals in the 2013-14 Budget, according to Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill.

Ms O’Neill welcomed the new investment and thanked the Coast community for their involvement. “New funding in the Budget will make a real difference for people on the Coast. “Whether it means more support for people with a disability through DisabilityCare Australia, or less time stuck in traffic with funding for the F3-M2. “I am proud to share these announcements with the Coasties who have signed my petitions and called for these commitments, but there is still more work to do,” Ms O’Neill said. Ms O’Neill highlighted the importance of ensuring that the Budget promoted job creation and economic growth for Australia’s future prosperity. “This Government has made targeted and responsible decisions, in line with our Labor values, to ensure that we are a stronger, smarter and fairer Australia. “We will always act responsibly to prioritise jobs to ensure that the economy works for more people. “With DisabilityCare Australia set in stone in this budget, Coasties can now be assured that they will benefit from one of the biggest social reforms in Australian history. “This government is proud to be bringing this issue to the forefront of policy discussions and community attention. “In the seat of Robertson, approximately 2,497 locals may be eligible for support under DisabilityCare when the scheme rolls out across the country. “To better nurture our young creative talent, this Budget will allocate $23,500 to each electorate to encourage, support and celebrate the participation

of young people in creative, cultural, academic and community events or training. “Gosford Council will be eligible to apply for one of 14 competitive grants of up to $375,000 to deliver innovative online local government services using the NBN. “Our local Broadband for Seniors kiosk will be eligible to receive extra funding for a new computer and touchscreen monitor, ensuring seniors can benefit from a wider range of interactive computer applications and programs. “Each kiosk will also be eligible to receive a grant to deliver training and information sessions on the importance of cyber safety and personal security. “For pensioners wanting to downsize their homes, the sting of losing chunks of their pension because of the sale is often discouraging. “Under a trial outlined in the Budget, eligible pensioners who want to downsize, can put at least 80% of excess sale proceeds (up to a max of $200k) into a special account that is exempt from the pensioner means test so that it won’t affect their pension. “In the electorate of Robertson, this could benefit around 15,830 pensioners who are home-owners. “The Federal Government is investing $5.5 million in Childcare Flexibility Trials to test innovative approaches to provide families with access to more flexible care options. “Gosford and Peninsula Family Daycare have received extra support to extend hours to better cater to the needs of our local police officers. “To better support families receiving the partnered Parenting Payment, Newstart Allowance and Widow, Sickness or Partner Allowance, the Federal

Government is increasing the amount recipients can earn before their payments are affected. “This means people can take home $494 extra per year and for the first time the income free area will also be indexed to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) from 1 July 2015. “In the electorate of Robertson this will immediately benefit 1,038 people on income support currently earning over $62 a fortnight, and potentially benefit 3,994 more people should they move into work. “Labor established disability employment services in mid-2010 – getting rid of the cruel cap and quota based system that was put in place by the Howard government. “Now, everyone who needs help to find a job gets that help. “In the electorate of Robertson, this investment has seen 2,083 people placed in work since the program began. “This Federal Budget provides $84.5 million over four years for the provision of around 1,650 additional Commonwealth supported sub-bachelor and postgraduate places to universities. “In the electorate of Robertson, Labor’s uncapping of places has seen a 15.2% increase in students commencing University. “This is vital in ensuring that locals are able to access affordable university education, and are able to get the skilled jobs of the future,” said Ms O’Neill. Media Release, 14 May 2013 Richard Mehrtens, Office of Deborah O’Neill MP

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rime Minister Julia Gillard joined Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese and Member for Robertson Ms Deb O’Neill in Kariong on Friday, May 24, to reaffirm Federal Labor’s $600 million plan to ease congestion and cut travel times along the F3.

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deal had been struck between the Federal Government and the NSW Government to build the F3-M2 Missing Link.

Work on the 8km long tunnel under Pennant Hills Rd could start as early as next year with $400 million each being provided by the Federal and State Governments, with the remaining cost to be met by the private sector. “I have been fighting for the F3 to M2 link ever since I first became the candidate for Robertson, and it is still one of the single biggest issues that people talk to me about today,” said Member for Robertson Ms Deborah

O’Neill. “More than 3,000 people have signed my petition to have this vital piece of infrastructure built and constant pressure from the Central Coast community has made this announcement possible. “This is a major project and will take investment from both government and non-government sources to ensure that it is delivered. “This project will make a massive difference for commuters heading to

Sydney every day. “It will mean less time stuck in traffic, and more time at home with family. “If we can make sure this important road project is built, it will mean tens of thousands of motorists will be able to forget about the nightmare that is currently Pennant Hills Rd,” Ms O’Neill said. This commitment builds on previous investments from the Federal Government for the project

entral Coast Conservatorium Contemporary Music Studies students and tutors will hold their mid-year concert on Friday, June 14, at the Youth Arts Warehouse in Gosford from 7pm to 9:30am.

Head of the program Mr Rodric White has put together a concert featuring a number of ensembles. The program will include a Jazz Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, a Tutors Ensemble and the 12-piece Central Coast Big Band. “Our ensembles are

an excellent format for progressive students to develop their skills playing in a group and performing in front of an audience,” said Mr White. “It’s a natural progression from one-toone instrumental lessons towards finding a niche as a performer or just for the fun of learning exciting repertoire and meeting likeminded people,” he said. Contemporary Music Studies draws tutors and students from the Conservatorium’s piano, percussion, guitar, vocal, woodwind and brass departments and gives

students an opportunity to learn modern repertoire, interpret arrangements and hone their performance and improvisation skills. Tutors Ashley Turner (bass guitar), Guy Strazz (guitar), Luke Gallen (saxophone), Rodric White (vocals, keyboard), and Raphael Strazz (drums) are all experienced teachers and performers. Outside of their teaching at the Conservatorium, the tutors perform regularly around the Central Coast, in Sydney and Newcastle. Rodric and Guy also have produced popular CDs.

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The corridor is used by some 75,000 cars and 7,000 trucks a day, with freight volumes predicted to nearly double within the next two decades. The centrepiece of Federal Labor’s plan is $405 million to bring forward the construction of the “missing link” between the F3 and M2. As well as delivering smoother, quicker driving conditions, this new 7.7km dual two lane road tunnel beneath Pennant Hills Rd would also greatly reduce traffic congestion through Sydney’s northern suburbs. The project will be

delivered in partnership with the NSW Government, which will provide the same amount of upfront funding. The balance of the required funding will come from the private sector, with the project expected to go to market within months. In addition to making the F3 to M2 Link a reality, Federal Labor’s plan also funds targeted improvements to tackle congestion and improve safety along the existing F3, including widening the section between Tuggerah and Doyalson, widening the section between Kariong and Somersby, upgrading

the Kariong Interchange and upgrading the Weakleys Dr intersection. The staged delivery of these projects could begin as soon as next year and will be jointly funded by the Federal and NSW governments, with each contributing $195.8 million. The extensive upgrade of the road corridor between Sydney and Central Coast is part of the much larger Federally-funded capital works program currently being rolled out across the State. Media Release, 30 May 2013 Office of Julia Gillard PM

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he $13 million upgrade to the Central Coast Highway and Wisemans Ferry Rd intersection was fully opened to traffic on Friday, May 24, two months ahead of schedule and on budget.

Minister for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Mr Chris Hartcher said the intersection upgrade funded by the NSW Government would benefit motorists by improving safety, reducing delays and lessening congestion. “This key intersection provides a major road link

between suburbs of the Central Coast and the F3 to Newcastle and Sydney,” Mr Hartcher said. “Importantly the upgraded intersection improves safety for motorists and cyclists by separating traffic movements and minimising merges. “The upgrade has

extended the existing right turn lane and provided a second right turn lane from the Central Coast Highway into Wisemans Ferry Rd. “And in another benefit to road users, the intersection has opened two months ahead of schedule.” Member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein said work on

the intersection upgrade commenced in June last year and was carried out by Roads and Maritime Services. “Minor finishing work including improved street lighting, building shared paths, final line marking and median upgrades is expected to be completed in late July,” Mr Holstein said. “Traffic control and reduced speed limits will

be in place where needed to ensure the safety of workers, motorists and other road users.” Further features of the upgrade included an additional left turn lane from Wisemans Ferry Rd into the Central Coast Highway controlled by traffic lights, a continuous lane on Wisemans Ferry Rd for southbound vehicles exiting F3, removing the need to merge, a right turn

bay from Wisemans Ferry Rd onto the northbound on ramp of the F3 to separate traffic and an off road cycle path. “I thank motorists and nearby residents for their ongoing patience throughout the upgrade and while this essential finishing work is carried out,” Mr Holstein said.

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Markets Markets on the Coast Irregular Markets Sunday June 16 Davistown RSL Markets Davistown RSL 9am-2pm Sunday June 23 Baby and Kids Markets Scholastic Sports Stadium, Terrigal 9am12pm

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he next Avoca Beachside Markets will be held on Sunday, June 23, at the Heazlett Park Foreshore from 9am to 2pm. The markets are partnering with 2GO and SEAFM for the Give me 5 for Kids charity and will hold a free Teddy Bears Picnic from 10am to 12pm. There will be teddy bear storytelling, cartoon characters, balloon twisting and more surprises. The Lizottes Live Stage will also be featuring performances from local bands including Toni and Gibran, Jacob Emerson, Room 6 Unplugged, Fletch and a secret headliner at midday. Over 100 stalls will also be on display selling local produce in The Garden Basket, international foods, art, craft, clothing, jewellery, upcycled goods, recycled homewares and so much more.

Regular Markets EVERY WEEKEND Ettalong Markets Cnr Schapper & Oceanview Roads, Ettalong Beach 9am4pm EVERY Saturday The Entrance Waterfront Art & Craft Markets Waterfront Plaza 9am– 4pm EVERY Sunday The Entrance Lions Club Markets The Entrance Cinema car park 8:30am–12:30pm Toukley Sunday Markets Coles car park off Yaralla Rd 7am –1pm Saturday June 15 Green Point Monthly Market Day and Car Boot Sale Green Point Baptist Church 9am-2pm Terrigal Market Day 92 Serpentine Road 9am-1pm The Handmade and Boutique Market The Hive in Erina Fair 9am- 5pm The Entrance Farmers Markets Memorial Park, The Entrance 9am– 1pm

Sunday June 23 Avoca Beachside Markets Heazlett Park Foreshore 9am-2pm Saturday June 29 Church on the Hill Markets Anglican Church The Entrance 8am- 1pm Sunday June 30 Lions Club of Woy Woy Peninsula Monthly Markets Dunban Road Car Park 9am-1pm Mangrove Mountain Country Markets Cnr Wiseman’s Ferry Rd & Waratah Rd 9am- 2pm Saturday July 6 Kincumber Car Boot Markets Kincumber Uniting Church 7am-12noon Morisset Showground Markets Morriset Showground 8am-1pm The Entrance Farmers Markets Memorial Park 9am– 1pm Sunday July 7 Terrigal Wamberal Lions Club Car Boot Sale Terrigal Lagoon Reserve 9am-1pm

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osford City Markets will be expanding its range of stalls during the months of June, July and August with a PreLoved Treasures Trove Corner. “We have created a Pre-loved Treasure Trove Corner based on a number of calls we have received recently from the public and

Green Point Baptist Church invites you to a Market Day and Car Boot Sale to be held in the Green Point Baptist Church carpark, along Avoca Drive in Green Point

Saturday 15 June 9am to 2pm Come and enjoy a morning out and you may even find yourself a bargain There will be fresh produce, tea, coffee and cold drinks available as

also on our Gosford City Markets Facebook page,� said Gosford Business Improvement District (GBID) manager Mr Paul Brasch. “The idea is to book a site prior to the Markets then bring down your pre-loved homewares so that Market goers can pick up a bargain and the stall holder generates some extra cash.

“Since the theme of the Gosford City Markets is: Handmade, Homemade, Unique products and Fresh Produce, this fits nicely into the unique aspect of our markets. “This offer is only available for the next three months and depending on demand, stall holders will rotate to give as many people as possible the opportunity

to sell your wares. “Get in quick and book your stall today.� The upcoming market dates are July 13 and August 10. For those interested in having a Pre-Loved stall, contact GBID on 4322 7726 to book a space. There are only 10 spots available on each market day over the next three months.

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usicians Making A Difference (MMAD) and The Salvation Army are asking all Australians to get involved in Australia’s biggest dance party and dance for one hour on Friday, July 26, to raise money to help underprivileged kids find their feet. Anyone can take part in the campaign and dance anywhere they like for one hour – in their bedroom, playground or the office. MMAD has produced a mix tape and an hourlong dance video featuring kids and teachers involved in the dance programs and MMAD supporters including Justice Crew,

Prinnie Stevens and The Potbelleez. All money raised from the campaign will go towards the Street Dreams program run by MMAD and The Salvation Army, which offers 30 free dance and mentoring classes a week to kids along the East Coast. Over 400 young people between eight and 18 take part in these free classes every week, but urgent funding is needed to be able to continue at this level. MMAD CEO Mr Dominic Brook said: “A sad fact is that one out of three kids suffer from abuse and neglect.” “In fact, numbers of kids affected in our community

has almost doubled in the last 10 years, so we’ve developed an early intervention initiative to creatively educate children and young people to connect with people who care. “We really believe this program is successfully tackling bullying, obesity and depression all at once, and the inspiration that comes from every class can set young people on the path to make their own difference in thousands of young lives.” Musicians Making A Difference (MMAD) is an Australian charity that changes young lives through music.

Poets delight in yarn

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he Gosford Bush Poets met for their monthly session at Gosford Hotel on Wednesday, May 29. “It was another great night of fun and friendship at the Gosford Bush Poets with a quality team of 27 attending to share and enjoy the poetry, yarns and entertainment,” said Gosford Bush Poets president Mr Vic Jefferies. “Some wonderful original and traditional poetry was presented and during the night we heard from Bob Ryder,

Shirley Ryder, Fran Bush, Jill Nevile, Peter Mace, Jack Dewberry, Chris Kessey, Arch Bishop, Annie Collins, Peter Shalless, John Westerway and talented newcomer Kevin Gee. “It was a truly eclectic mix of poetry with the works of Banjo Paterson, Will Ogilvie, Frank Daniel and that most prolific of all poets, Anonymous featured, as well as original material from Jill Nevile, Peter Mace and Chris Kessey and not forgetting the yarns of Jack Dewberry who also rendered one of his (and our) favourite old

songs, Mona Lisa. “As they say in the classics, a very enjoyable night of good clean fun (well...perhaps a tad spicy in spots). “Next month our featured guest artist will be the current NSW Champion Bush Poet, Jenny Markwell. “Jenny is a remarkable and very talented poet and it promises to be a cracker of a night when Jenny joins us at 7pm on Wednesday, June 26, at the brilliant Gosford Hotel,” said Mr Jefferies.

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osford Business Improvement District (GBID) has teamed up with the Whimsy Brigade and are looking for volunteers who want to help transform Gosford into a warmer place.

Last year, a group of ladies got together and “yarn bombed” Gosford. Each person chose something she wanted to transform, such as a garbage bin, a tree or bollard and then knitted something to cover and beautify it. “We are doing the same this year in July, but with a larger scope,” said Yarn Bombing team leader Ms Jenna Trostle. “Not only are we looking for knitting and crochet volunteers leading up to the event, but we’re also looking for people who want to leave little gifts around Gosford, handmade paintings, carvings, small plants or other crafty pieces for people to find and take home and enjoy.

“We’re spreading the love around and hoping we can help Gosford shine a bit brighter,’ said Ms

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Native title claim to the Central Coast proposed

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he Awabakal and Guringai Peoples have given notice that they intend to file a claim for Native Title over the area from Broken Bay to Maitland, which includes the entirety of the Central Coast.

The notice invited descendants of the Awabakal and Guringai Peoples’ ancestors, in addition to other Aboriginal persons who believe they have Native Title rights within the area, to attend a meeting at Cameron Park Community Centre on Sunday, May 5, convened by the Awabakal and Guringai Peoples. Persons of nonindigenous descent were not invited. The notice stated that the meeting’s agenda would include discussion of the decision making process to be implemented, presentation of anthropological evidence to support the proposed claim, authorisation of a Native Title Determination to be filed with the Federal Court, authorisation of the applicant to act on behalf of the Awabakal and Guringai Peoples, and

clarifying the extent of the applicant’s authority. Native Title is federal legislation which was established in 1993 to recognise peoples’ traditional connection to land, and it does not confer ownership of the land but allows Native Title holders to negotiate with mining companies for royalties. The NSW Aboriginal Land Rights Act was established in 1983 to provide Aboriginal people with compensation for the loss of land by giving the holder the right to build an economic base through land sales. Under NSW law, Darkinjung Land Council holds the Land Rights to the areas which stretch from Catherine Hill Bay at its northern boundary, Hawkesbury River to the South, Pacific Ocean to the East and Watagan Mountains to the West, and is able to claim vacant crown land within these boundaries. When asked for comment on the impact of the Awabakal and Guringai Peoples’ intent to apply for Native Title, Darkinjung Land Council CEO Mr Sean Gordon said that Darkinjung would not be impacted and is not impacted by any Native Title claim

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that may be placed on the land today or in 20 years. Community member of Darkinjung Mr Gavi Duncan of Charmhaven said that he believed the claim would be unsuccessful. “Native Title says that you need to provide evidence of a continuous physical, ceremonial, spiritual relationship with the land, and they haven’t had that at all,” said Mr Duncan. “Guringai was something that was created by Warren Whitfield here on the Coast a number of years back. “He and a Gosford Council employee basically claimed that this area was occupied by the Guringai Group. “The Guringai Group was created by nonAboriginal people, and Aboriginal people have never ever recognised any Aboriginal group called Guringai. “On the Northern Beaches they have a Kuring-gai National Park, which was named by Europeans. “Guringai is just a word or a language that was spoken,” he added. Mr Duncan said that the Darkinjung People had not initiated a Native Title claim over their

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land as they were unable to prove the unbroken spiritual, ceremonial and physical connection to the land.

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The EIS detailed several aspects of Wyong Areas Coal Joint Venture’s proposal, which included the extraction of up to five million tonnes of coal per year for up to 28 years using underground long wall mining methods, the construction and operation of a range of associated infrastructure such as a rail spur, coal stockpiles, ventilation shafts, and a gas drainage and capture system, the transportation of coal from the mine by rail, and finally the progressive rehabilitation of the site. The proposed underground mine is around 5km northwest of Wyong, with surface facilities at Tooheys Rd and Hue Hue Rd. The mining area is predominantly situated underneath Wyong State Forest. Planning and Infrastructure directorgeneral Mr Sam Haddad said that the Department had required the applicant to thoroughly address a range of key issues, such as the potential impacts of the mine on water resources, biodiversity, heritage, air quality, noise and traffic and transport. A previous proposal for the Wallarah 2 coal

mine was refused in 2011. “While the previous application was refused, the mine company, like any other applicant in NSW, is legally allowed to lodge a new development application and have it considered on its merits,” Mr Haddad said. “The Department’s assessment will be very thorough and will closely scrutinise a wide range of issues. “It is expected that the project will be determined by the independent Planning Assessment Commission (PAC). “It will also require approval from the C o m m o n w e a l t h Government. “I encourage all interested members of the public to review the EIS during the exhibition period. “I know local residents have already raised a number of concerns, including potential impacts on water resources and biodiversity. “Now is the chance for local communities to formally have their say on the new proposal. “Public submissions are always a key consideration in the department’s assessment and the company will also

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be required to respond to all the issues raised,” he concluded. At the conclusion of the public exhibition period the applicant will need to address all issues raised in the submissions and the proposal will undergo a merit assessment by the department before a recommendation is made to the PAC. Wallarah 2 Coal project manager Mr Kenny Barry said that the public exhibition of the EIS would provide an opportunity to gain community feedback and address any concerns surrounding the project. “The team at Wallarah 2 views community feedback as a highly valuable resource and we respect that every member of the public has the right to know what’s going on in their local region,” said Mr Barry. “During this phase, members of the public will be able to ask questions, raise any issues and receive definitive answers regarding the Project. “We also see it as a chance to address any misconceptions that may be circulating in regards to our proposal,” he added. Throughout the public

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Constitutional recognition of local government is vital for federal funding he mayors of both Wyong and Gosford Councils have encouraged residents to support a campaign to give constitutional recognition to local government.

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exhibition of the EIS, Wallarah 2 Coal Project will be holding a series of community consultation sessions in May and June this year. “We encourage interested parties to come along to our

consultation sessions to voice any feedback and find out more about the Project and how it seeks to benefit the Central Coast community, while protecting the region’s water resources,” Mr Barry concluded.

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A referendum will be held at the upcoming September 14 Federal election and both Gosford and Wyong Councils have joined 85% of Councils around Australia to support the campaign for constitutional recognition. A high court decision ruled the federal government cannot directly fund local government, which puts federal government funding across the Central Coast at risk. If constitutional recognition is supported, this would allow for direct federal funding of local government. “The present climate means government grants are decreasing and it would be disastrous if we lost any type of federal funding,” Wyong mayor Cr Doug Eaton said. “Local Government is the only level of government in Australia that is not financially recognised in the Australian Constitution and our income funding is limited in relation to the services we are expected to provide to our community. “Government funding is such a vital part of any

Council’s income and Wyong Shire Council has always been grateful for any funding we have received from the Federal and State Governments. “The Constitutional Recognition of Local Government will enable the Federal Government to have the capacity to fund Councils directly to achieve national objectives at a local level, such as major infrastructure projects and job creation ventures,” he added. For the referendum to be successful there needs to be a majority of yes votes from voters in a

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majority of states. Gosford mayor Cr Lawrie McKinna encouraged all residents to support the referendum at the upcoming election. “Local Councils, including Gosford and Wyong, often rely heavily on federal funding to improve our roads and community facilities,” mayor Cr McKinna said. “By voting yes in the referendum, residents are voting to continue to access this funding, which contributes to many major projects in our local areas,” he added. Both Councils received

an $80 million grant from the Federal Government for the Mardi-Mangrove Link project, which has secured the region’s water supply. In Wyong, the Federal Government’s Caring for Country grant provided $20 million for the Tuggerah Lakes Estuary Management Program and $5 million for two new surf clubs at Shelly and Soldiers Beach. Other projects include $520,000 for a playground at Canton Beach which would be able to be used by visually impaired children, $400,000 for six new netball courts at Wyong’s Baker Park and $200,000 to upgrade community halls around the Wyong area and a number of grants to help complete Wyong’s shared pathway network. “Quite simply, federal grants are important for a number of projects right across the community,” mayor Cr Eaton said. “That is why it is so important people vote yes at the referendum to ensure this continues,” he concluded. Media release, 21 May 2013 Wyong Council Media and Gosford Council Media

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Craig Thomson facing new charges

ineteen new charges have been laid against Dobell MP Mr Craig Thomson in 25 volumes of new material presented during a hearing at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, May 22.

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The new charges include allegations that Mr Thomson used a Health Services Union credit card to pay for pornographic movies at the Swissotel in Sydney and the Pacific International Suites in Melbourne. Mr Thomson’s defence lawyer Mr David Galbally asked the magistrate for an adjournment due to

the large volume of new evidence to consider. The case has been adjourned until Monday, July 1, and Mr Thomson’s bail has been renewed. Mr Thomson’s office offered no comment when contacted by Wyong Regional Chronicle. Website, 22 May 2013 Mark Russell, The Age

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June 13, 2013 - GRANDSTAND - P12

Students make it to District Cross Country

Athletes compete in Singapore

Leigh Rich, Budgewoi Public School

orty-five students from Budgewoi Public School competed in the Zone Cross Country Carnival at Wyong Race Course on Friday, May 31.

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Nine students will now attend the District Cross Country carnival. Elizabeth Thomas placed first while Zac Sun placed second, Lachlan Williams placed third and Matthew Summervlle sixth in their respective events.

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Brooklyn O’Mara placed third, Kyra Powell – Caffyn placed fourth, Harrison Thomas placed third, Kiara Bassam fifth and Laurie Zimmehl sixth in their respective events.

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Riley selected for world championships Annabelle Williams

iley Battle, from Green Point Christian College, has recently been selected to compete in this year’s World Championships for javelin, to be held later this year.

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Battle, 14, received a letter from Sports Travel Australia, inviting him to be a representative for the Australian Team. Riley said he became interested in javelin early last year. He is also a goalkeeper for a representative soccer

team. His mother, Karen Battle said whatever sport Riley tries, he always gives it his all. The 2013 World Championships are being held in Vancouver, Canada.

Students succeed at CSSA cross country Matthew Drennan, Green Point Christian College

number of Green Point Christian College students travelled to the Sydney International Equestrian Centre

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on Friday, May 31, to compete in the CSSA Cross Country competition. Isabella Jones and Liam Ferguson both finished first

in the 12 years girls’ and boys’ events respectively. Jacob Villablanco, Josh Barned and Dan Drennan combined to win the team’s event in the 12 years boys’ category.

hree Central Coast athletes have returned from a tour of Singapore as part of the Royal Life Saving Society Open Australian Representative Team, the Aussie Barras, where they competed in the 14th NUS Invitational L i f e s a v i n g Championships hosted by the National University of Singapore.

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The week-long tour consisted of a number of training sessions, a coaching and officials workshop and

concluded with the NUS Invitational Lifesaving Championships 2013. The Aussie Barras performed well in the extreme conditions with a number of meet records broken across the two-day competition. Keelan Bridge of Mount Elliott placed first in the 200m Obstacle Race, third in the 200m Superlifesaver, third in the 100m Rescue Medley and fourth in the 100m Manikin Carry with Fins. Tim Schofield of Narara placed first in the 100m Rescue Medley, first in the 50m Manikin Carry, second in the 200m Obstacle Race, second in the 200m

Superlifesaver and third in the 100m Manikin Tow with Fins and Tube. Tim and Keelan were also part of the team that placed first in the 4 x 50m Obstacle Relay and the 4 x 50m Medley Relay and Tim was part of the team that placed first in the 4 x 25m Manikin Carry Relay. Rachelle King of Forresters Beach placed first in the 100m Manikin Carry with fins, 100m Rescue Medley, second in the 50m Manikin Carry and second in the 200m Superlifesaver. She was also part of the teams that placed first in the 4 x 25m Manikin Carry Relay and the 4 x 50m Medley Relay.

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Bowls

P11 - GRANDSTAND - June 13, 2013

Lee Paterson is Umina champion

Bowling for charity

Ian Jarratt, Umina Beach Men’s Bowling Club

he Umina Beach Men’s Bowling Club held its Major Singles competition recently which saw Lee Paterson defeat Phil Bowron 31-24.

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“The score really didn’t indicate the closeness of the game with Lee scoring a four on the last end,” said Umina Beach Men’s Bowling Club publicity officer Mr Ian Jarratt. “Both bowlers showed excellent draw bowl skills in front of a crowd of over 50 and were congratulated on their performances. “To reach the final, Phil beat five times winner of the major singles Alan Rhodes 31-28 and Lee beat Robert Anderson 31-25. “Phil reached the final after less than two years as a bowler.”

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Two games of 12 ends were enjoyed by 32 teams of Mixed Fours with 128 players from all the different clubs participating. Canton Bowlers president

Mr David Gooch and vice president Ms Raelene Dillon said they were happy to hand Camp Breakaway representative Dawn Caplin a cheque for $3,579 from monies raised on the day. Camp Breakaway staff joined in the bowls on the day and said they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Winners on the day were Les and Eileen Fitzgerald, Chris Clement and Ray Wheatley from Wyong Bowling Club. Runners up were Betty

and Doug Roffey, Joyce Galea and Ken O’Niell from Canton Beach Sports Club with third place going to Ann and Arnold Cooney, George Shields and Debbie Acons from Canton Beach Sports Club. The Canton Mixed Bowlers meet each Thursday at Canton Beach Sports Club for a social game of bowls and visitors are always welcome to join in.

Bateau Bay unfurl grade two pennant Betty Polson, Bateau Bay Women’s Bowling Club

he Bateau Bay Women’s Bowling Club’s 48th birthday celebration and Grade Two Unfurling was held on Thursday, May 23, but due to heavy rain the celebrations had to remain indoors.

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he Canton Bowlers held their annual fund raising charity day for Camp Breakaway at Canton Beach Sports Toukley District Bowling Club on Thursday, May 16.

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he finals of the NSW RSL State Fours Championships will be held at Ourimbah RSL on June 20 and 21.

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The Semi Finals will commence at 1pm on Thursday, June 20, with Zone Five Central Coast playing Zone Six Newcastle - Hunter and Zone Seven Coffs Harbour playing Zone 20 Ulladulla - South Coast. The winners will meet in the Final at 9:30am on Friday.

One hundred and twelve members attended including Central Coast District president Ms Pat Frewin, Region Six representative Ms Leslie Swales and District Match representative Ms Robyne Cosgrove. The morning opened with morning tea and a welcome from Bateau Bay president Ms Liz Cohen. Ms Frewin then unfurled the Grade Two flag and

presented the winning badges to Bateau Bay ladies and certificates to the runners-up. “President Liz then invited the two winning and two runners up skips, Judy Wheatly and president Barbara Janson from Wyong and Gloria Schofield and president Liz from Bateau Bay, to cut the unfurling cake,” said Bateau Bay Women’s Bowling Club publicity officer Ms Betty Polson. “Followed then, the very attractive birthday cake was cut by president Liz and Central Coast District president Pat. “Gayle Mackie who had made the cakes was then presented with a beautiful bouquet of flowers for her

continued contribution. “President Liz followed on by thanking her committee for the excellent organisation that went into the day and especially the social committee ladies for their untiring work. “Liz made special mention that our oldest playing member Bonny O’Gorman had recently turned 90 and Gayle Mackie and husband Les would celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 8. “Liz then invited the president of Wyong ladies Barbara Jansen to speak who congratulated the winners and wished them every success at the Regional play off at Ettalong in June,” said Ms Polson.

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June 13, 2013 - GRANDSTAND - P10

Shirley Coltman is Bateau Bay champion Adrian Last

hirley Coltman and Edna Murray put on a display of fine bowling in the Bay Bowlers Ladies Singles Final played at Wyong Bowling Club on Monday, June 10, under the format of the first player to score 25 shots being declared the winner.

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Bay Bowlers president Mr Adrian Last was the Marker for the match which started under good conditions although the weather was closing in from the west. The contest was close all the way with the scores level at 11-11 on end 13 and 1212 on end 15 before Shirley started to edge ahead and was leading 23-16 at the 23rd end. With calm determination Edna clawed her way back

into contention and with Shirley holding only a one shot lead of 24-23 at the 29th end the title could still go to either lady. Shirley sealed the match on the next end by drawing a bowl alongside the Jack which Edna failed to dislodge and with Shirley electing not to play her last bowl the 2013 Bay Bowlers Ladies Singles Champion was Shirley Coltman.

Pennant Semi-Finals and Round Robins held Bob Bourke, Bowls Central Coast

Kingfisher Carnival format changed Ian Jarratt, Umina Beach Men’s Bowling Club

he Umina Beach Men’s Bowling Club committee has made changes to the format of the Kingfisher Carnival to encourage more teams to compete in

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the event. This year’s carnival is the 42nd to be run on a graded system with teams having to total a minimum of 12 points based on their current Pennant grades. The number of ends for each game has been

reduced to 14. The event is the longest continuing carnival held on the Central Coast. The carnival, which is a two bowl triples event has a total prize pool of $4000.

Everglades defeat Zone 4 RSL champions Kevin Owen, Zone 5 RSL Bowls

entral Coast Zone 5 RSL Fours Champions Everglades defeated Zone 4 Champions Forestville 21 shots to 13 in a hard fought match played at Asquith Bowling

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Club on Wednesday, May 29. Everglades were down five shots to one after four ends but clawed their way back to be 12-all on 15 ends before picking up three shots on the 16th end.

Grade 4 winners The Entrance

igh-tension bowling was in plentiful supply at Bateau Bay Bowling Club on Saturday, June 1, when the semi-finals of Pennants Grades one, three, six and seven plus the last of the Round Robins for Grades four and five were contested.

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There was huge interest in the Grade One semifinal between second and third place getters on the Sectional Rounds points score ladder, Terrigal and Avoca Beach respectively, to decide which of them would meet point score leader Ettalong Memorial in Sunday’s final. The two sides had a win and a loss to each other in the Sectional Rounds and went toe-to-toe with the Master Scoreboard tied 5353 at 59 ends and 54-54 at 61 ends before Avoca sealed the match 57-54 after 63 ends.

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In the other semi-finals another high-tension match in Grade three developed between Ettalong Memorial and Wamberal for the right to meet Umina Beach in the final the next day. Wamberal had a narrow one point loss and a six points win over Ettalong in the Sectional Rounds and were not about to be over shadowed by the larger club as they fought to tie the Master Scoreboard at 51-51 after 63 ends. An extra end was played which resulted in Wamberal suffering a one point loss to Ettalong 57-56. in other semi-finals, Grade six saw Ettalong defeat Halekulani 76 45, Woy Woy defeat Munmorah 56-44, in Grade seven Ettalong fought a cliff-hanger with The Entrance 50-49 and in another close match

Umina Beach defeated Terrigal 63-60. In the final two Round Robins, The Entrance defeated Mingara 51-44 and won the Grade four Pennant Flag with two wins plus 18 from Mingara one win minus four and Toukley RSL two losses minus 14. In Grade five, although Ettalong Memorial defeated Umina Beach 56-54, it was Umina Beach that won the Grade five Pennant Flag with one win plus 32 from Diggers @ The Entrance one win plus six and Ettalong one win minus 38. The Pennant Finals for Grades one, two, three, six and seven were washed out on the Sunday due to heavy rain and will now be played on Saturday, June 15, from 10 am.


Bat & Ball

P9 - GRANDSTAND - June 13, 2013

Youth Inspired program progressing well

John Moriarty receives OAM Susan Fischer, Honours Secretariat

arara resident Mr John Moriarty has received an Order of Australia Medal in the general division on the 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

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Mr Moriarty received the award for service to cricket and to the community of the Central Coast. He has been the deputy chairman of Country Cricket NSW since 2008 and a board member since 2001. He has been a board member of the Central Coast Cricket Association since 1995 and was a former chairman, deputy chairman and was awarded life membership in 2011. He was the Umpires Appointment Panel chairman from 2009 to 2010 and a panel member from 2000 to 2009. He was a competition grounds committee member from 2007 to 2010, a Judiciary Committee Member from 2007 to 2009, has been a delegate to the NSW Country Cricket Association since 2000, a delegate to the NSW Cricket Association from 1998 to 2004, a delegate to the Gosford Sports Council, a committee member of the NRMA Cup from 2002 to 2003 and the manager, of the U17 team from 2003 to

2004. He was president of the Narara-Wyoming Cricket Club from 1988-1998, vicepresident from 1998 to 2001, committee member since 1976, member since 1974 and a life member since 1998. Mr Moriarty was also a delegate to the Central Coast Cricket Association, played 304 matches between 1974 and 2002, was the sixth longest serving player of the Club, umpire, Clubman of the Year from 1980 to 1982, 1988 to 1989 and 1992 to 1994. He was secretary of the Narara-Wyoming Junior Cricket Club in 2011, has been a life member since 1998, a coach from 1981 to 1984 and 1992 to 1997 and a delegate to the Central Coast Junior Cricket

Association. He was president of the Lions Club of Gosford City from 1986 to 1987, 2005 to 2006 and 2010 to 2013, vice-president from 1983 to 1986 and 2009 to 2010, was made a life member in 2012 and has been a member since 1974. He acted as secretary from 1978 to 1980, 1993 to 1995, 1997 to 1998 and 2007 to 2008, director from 1977 to 1979, 1981 to 1983, 1989 to 1990 and 1999 to 2002, Bulletin Editor from 1980 to 1981, 1995 to 1997 and 1989 to 1998 and was past chairman of the Youth of the Year Committee and a member for six years. He was a committee member of World Youth Day, Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Wyoming, in 2008, the Gosford City Council Australia Day Committee from 1996 to 2001 and the Centenary Committee. He was also a board member for Maidens Brush Tennis and Sporting Club for approximately 20 years and a board member for the Central Coast Division of Life Education for 10 years. Mr Moriarty was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2001, a Lion of the Year award for the Lions Club of Gosford City in 2003 and a Melvin Jones Fellowship Award in 1992.

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group of 10 young sport volunteers from a range of Central Coast sport clubs will complete the Youth Inspired sport volunteer program in July.

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Participants have completed modules in volunteer management and club management.

They have also participated in a practical session on roles of committee members and conducting effective meetings. The volunteers are also completing First Aid qualifications and online training through the Play By The Rules website, as well as supporting their local clubs through completion of volunteer duties that focus

on the running of the club. On June 24, the fourth and final monthly education module will see the group tackle the finances of sporting clubs with a session on managing club finance, conducted by Adele Johns of Community Compass. Youth Inspired will wrap up with a weekend camp held at Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre from July 5 to 7.

Bardsley and James selected Sudesh Arudpragasam, Cricket NSW

wo Central Coast cricket players have been selected in the NSW Academy Development Squad.

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The squad comprises the next level of up-andcoming talented players who have excelled either in Sydney Grade or NSW U18 programs.

Lily Bardsley and Ashley James from the Northern District-Central Coast were selected along with nine other athletes.

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AFL

Black Diamond reps win in a nail biter Garry Burkinshaw, Black Diamond AFL

he Black Diamond AFL (BDAFL) Representative side continued their dominance over the Farrer Football League with a narrow four point win, 10.12.72 to 10.8.68 on Saturday, June 9.

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In a match played in perfect weather conditions, except for the muddy cricket pitch area, at Robertson Oval, Wagga Wagga, the BDAFL side had to rely on a late Mathew Bailey goal to seal the win. The match opened with

both sides taking a while to settle, with many turnovers affecting the game as a spectacle, however, James Webster’s class came to the fore with an excellent finish to record the BDAFL’s first goal of the game. A further goal to cocaptain Courtney Knight saw the BDAFL enter the first break leading by two points. The second quarter saw the BDAFL start to get their running game going, although the slippery cricket pitch in the middle of the ground caused both teams some problems. Goals to Josh Avis,

Jeremy Eddy and Matty Spinks saw the BDAFL side open up a 16 point lead, however, a late goal to the home side saw the BDAFL lead by 10 points at the half time break. The BDAFL’s defence led by Jayson Van Dam, Luke Rawnsley, Ben Stewart and Corey Shackleton were superb and on many occasions prevented Farrer League goals with their desperation and coolness under pressure. Farrer League lifted their intensity in the third quarter and the contest physicality lifted a notch as both teams were looking to gain the

Terrigal Avoca defeat Warners Bay in one sided match Garry Burkinshaw, Black Diamond AFL

ascendancy. BDAFL were getting great service from their midfielders in co-captain Liam Gibson, Andrew Wilmott and Blake Erickson and goals to Gibson, James Polglase and Knight matched the three goals kicked by the home side, and at the final break the BDAFL led by nine points. Urged on by coach Chris Bishop, the BDAFL side got off to the perfect start with Polglase taking a mark in the goal square to extend the lead to 15 points. With Brendan Harper

ound nine of the Black Diamond AFL competition was held on Saturday, June 1, with Terrigal Avoca’s defence again impregnable keeping Warners Bay goalless up to half time on their way to recording 15.17.107 to 3.4.22 win. The Panthers also had many avenues to goal with nine players getting on the

scoresheet, with Pete Van Dam, Brendan Harper and Jai Turner all kicking three goals. Van Dam, Mitch Betson, James Webster and Jay Lewis were the best for the winners. At No 1 Sportsground, for the second time this year Newcastle City overcame a determined Killarney Vale outfit, 17.10.112 to 7.7.49. The Blues had a bit more polish and strength for the young Bombers outfit. Marc Adams, Josh

Mifsud, Ryan Coughlan and Dane Amidy played well for Killarney Vale. In the final game, Cardiff moved back into the top four with a convincing 17.17.119 to 9.10.64 win over Lake Macquarie at Tulkaba Park. Singleton had the bye. In First Division, Wyong Lakes recorded a much needed victory by overcoming Killarney Vale by 32 points and in doing so kept in touch with the top four.

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Rugby Union

P7 - GRANDSTAND - June 13, 2013

Ourimbah get the better of Terrigal at home

Big wins for Kariong and Avoca Larry Thomson, Central Coast Rugby Union

number of Central Coast Rugby Union catch up matches were held on Saturday, June 8, with Kariong recording a meritorious win over Gosford at Gosford Showground 33-3.

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The win showed that Kariong are back to form and will be a threat in the second half of this year’s competition. The opening 25 minutes of the match were intense. It was a physical encounter with both teams having long periods of attack, but no points were scored. Gosford had the better of the opening stages of the match but then Kariong went on sustained attack close to the Gosford line. It was not until close to the 30th minute of the first half that the Kariong fullback Sioni Toki scored a good try. It came from broken play near the halfway line with the Kariong winger making a dash downfield to set his supporting fullback up for a try under the posts. The conversion of the try took Kariong to a seven points to nil lead. Kariong were able to

score a second try close to half time while Gosford could only respond with a penalty goal. The halftime score was 14 points to three and the score line generally indicated the flow of the match. Best players for Kariong included fullback Sioni Toki, halfback Peter Larke, lock Jackson Parkes, and centre Jason Briot. Gosford had several players but none were better than flanker Hugo Pike and centre David Von Kotze. The second half saw Kariong score their third try within the first two minutes. Kariong were on top in the match and were taking control of proceedings. Gosford’s young players never gave in and gave it their best in the last quarter of the match. Gosford were missing many key players but the new players certainly gave a good account of themselves. Kariong scored a further two tries to score a total of five tries in what was a pleasing win for the club. Gosford lose their undefeated tag as a result of this match, but with these two sides meeting again in the coming weeks, it will make for an interesting rematch.

Ourimbah were far too strong for Woy Woy and ran out most convincing winners at Woy Woy Oval by 60 points to five. Ourimbah dominated the match from start to finish and led by 34 points to nil at the halftime break. They continued in the same vein in the second half and the only response from Woy Woy was a single try. Ourimbah scored a total of 10 tries in what was another good performance by them. The result moved Ourimbah into the Top Four and showed once again that they will be close to the action at Finals time. Best players for Ourimbah were flankers Jason Kennedy and Bradd Sheridan, prop Brett Cunningham and centre Brenton Law. Marvin Etuati scored Woy Woy’s try and was their best player. At the half way point in this year’s Premiership race, the Top Four are Avoca Beach 28, Gosford 27, Ourimbah 24 and Warnervale 20. Just out of the Four are Kariong and Terrigal.

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t the halfway point of this year’s Central Coast Rugby Union competition, round nine saw several evenly fought clashes.

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In the Match of the Day Ourimbah defeated Terrigal by 26-3 at Ourimbah Rugby Park. Ourimbah were the better team on the day, and scored four tries to nil. Ourimbah had the better of the opening stages of the match and gained much of the early territorial advantage. Ourimbah attacked consistently and on several occasions took the quick tap rather than going for penalty goal attempts. None of this early attack led to points on the board and the Terrigal defence was able to prevent the home aside from crossing the line. In fact it was after this early period that Terrigal had periods of attack but several missed penalty goal attempts cost them dearly. In the 15th minute they did convert a penalty goal to grab an early three points to nil lead in the match. Late in the half Ourimbah once again gained the ascendancy. Some spirited play saw resultant good backline support combinations lead to a try to five-eight Joel Wagner who crossed adjacent to the posts for a good team try. The conversion by centre Brenton Law had taken Ourimbah to the lead by 7-3 and they were not to be headed again in the match. Best players for Ourimbah at this stage were prop

Junior Paulo, who made an impact at each breakdown, flanker Bradd Sheridan and lock Tyler Jones. Terrigal had several good performers at this point. Lock Phil Heard was dominant both in general play and the lineout and was well supported by flanker Ryan Metcalfe and halfback Doug Angus. Ourimbah scored three tries to nil in the second half but territorially Terrigal probably had the better of the half. Ourimbah Winger Greg Curran scored two tries. One was a 50 metre intercept, and the other was a result of a run by centre Brenton Law. He scored both the tries under the posts and both were converted. Terrigal had long periods of attack close to the Ourimbah line in the second half but they just could not penetrate. The Ourimbah defence was good, and effectively nullified any Terrigal attack. The win by Ourimbah put them into third spot on the ladder. Avoca Beach scored late in the game to defeat Kariong by 25 points to 19 at Heazlett Park. Kariong put on a much improved effort in this game and were unlucky not to win. Both teams scored three tries and it was only goal kicking that was the difference. Kariong got away to a great start and led at halftime by 12-8. They continued that form in the first 20 minutes of the second half and increased that lead by 19-8. It seemed at that stage the visitors had enough lead

to secure an upset win, but Avoca played well in the final quarter of the match and were able to peg back the lead. Avoca Beach were able to play their best rugby late in the game to secure the close win. Best for Kariong were flanker Gus Long, fiveeight Mitchell Clay and prop Shannon Beavan. Avoca Beach had several good players. Their best was five-eight Adrian Jones, who scored two tries, locks Peter Steele and Tim Maxwell, and prop Luke Sheridan. Avoca Beach still the lead the competition Kariong have hit their 2012 form and will be a danger for the remainder of the season. Gosford struggled all day against a youthful and committed The Entrance side at Joseph Banks Oval. Gosford won the won the game by 17 points to nil but for long periods of the match the home side kept them at bay and simply had Gosford on the back foot. Gosford led by 7-0 at the break and only secured the match in the dying stages with an intercept try to winger Adam Clift, who, as a result, had scored the two tries for the visitors. The halftime score of 7-0 was the score until well into the second half. Best players for The Entrance were lock Jake Cameron, halfback Zac McGowan and prop Brendan Storey. Gosford were best served by their lock Luke Henig, outside back David Von Kotze and prop Shannon Hardgrave.

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June 13, 2013 - GRANDSTAND - P6

Ruby League

Roos win over Manly in round 10 Stephen Marks

he game between Wyong Roos and Manly Warringah Sea Eagles at the Morry Breen complex Kanwal completed the Round 12 fixtures of the VB NSW Cup.

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The Roos were propping up the table on six competition points prior to this match, with the Sea Eagles not doing much better on eight points. Contemplating the benefit of the bye on the June long weekend, here was a chance for the Roos to jump to 10 points before their next hit out, and Coach Stringer said he was quietly confident the Wyong lads could get the cash, provided they executed for the full 80 mins. The Manly team was absent any big names or full time professionals and, on paper, the composition of each team promised an even contest. The Roos defended the southern end in the first half and had a gusting wind behind them. The ground was heavy from the overnight rain and the surface disturbed from five earlier matches. Water pooled in both in goal areas. The team which best adapted to the conditions would likely come away with the points. Referee Kasey Badger, who is being considered for promotion to the NRL, penalised Roos’ prop Magnus Stromquist early for a ball infringement while in possession, notwithstanding interference from the marker. When the Roos next had the ball, a pass from Mitch Williams was propelled forward by a defender’s hand before being regathered by Manly. Referee Badger ruled play on, and as the visitors shifted the ball to the left, she found another penalty against the Roos for offside.

String said he feared the contest may be overrefereed, and messaged to the team the importance of compliance with the official’s instructions. After receiving a further penalty in good position, Manly did a regulation shift to the Roos’ right side, which failed to properly number off, allowing wing Ben Farrar to sneak over wide out. Fullback Dane Chisholm converted and the score was Sea Eagles 6 – Roos 0. Roos’ back rower Junior Tia Kilifi was penalised in the next defensive set, and Manly advanced the ball deep into Roos’ territory. After moving the ball to the Roos’ right edge, the Sea Eagles brought it back to the left, but the sliding defence appeared to have closed off any scoring opportunity. Five-eighth Kasey Greer was posted, and as an afterthought did a little dink kick in behind the Roos’ defensive line. As Wyong fullback Grant Nelson waited on the try line for the ball to reach him, winger Allen Malia Malau shot across his bow and, in attempting to kill off the play, knocked the ball to the ground for Sea Eagles back rower James Hasson to touch down. Chisholm missed the conversion. After 20 mins the score was Manly 10 – Roos 0. Manly did not appear to have much to trouble the Roos’ defence, but the weight of possession against them fuelled by multiple penalties was preventing the Roos from building any momentum. Stromquist probed the Manly middle and spun on impact, with the ball being stripped from him by the defender. The officials missed this infringement and Manly again had the benefit of cheap ball. Grant Nelson was stripped on a kick return, this time drawing a penalty. Johnno Ford attempted to secure a repeat set, but his in goal grubber was too

heavy. The Roos’ inept execution combined with the mounting penalty count negated any efforts to create pressure. Manly again attacked the Roos’ left side, but a long cut out pass was ruled forward. The Roos had good field position. Williams jumped right from acting half and grubbered in behind the line. Chisholm attempted to kick the ball to safety, but it pinballed off Farrar into the in goal. Roos’ backrower Vaha Pulu fell on the loose ball to score. Five eighth Matt Nelson missed the conversion and the score was Sea Eagles 10 – Roos 4. Ford elected to run down the short side on the last tackle and take advantage of the space created by Farrar dropping back. Ford passed to Etu Uaisele, who in turn put right wing Ben Shorter into space, only for the movement to be called for a forward pass. Ford later danced cross field inviting runners to spike off him, but when replacement back rower Kaine Mathews attacked some space between defenders, Ford’s pass bounced forward off Mathews’ shoulder. Ford again worried the Manly defence, putting Shorter into a hole. Mathews pushed up on Shorter’s outside and was released into fresh air behind the Sea Eagles’ defensive line. Badger brought the play

to a halt ruling Shorter’s pass to Mathews had travelled forward. Manly put a ball to ground. Shorter toed it forward then regathered on the Manly 30m line. The Roos kept their shape in attack. Williams darted left from acting half, picked up Grant Nelson as second man on a block play. Nelson in turn found back rower Todd Wilson hitting a hole at pace. Wilson burst through the Manly defence and scored. Matt Nelson was successful with the conversion. Half time score was Roos 10 - Manly 10. A hole opened up for Grant Nelson from the restart and he ate up plenty of yards. The Roos then worked the ball forward. Close to the Manly line, the Sea Eagles’ A defender moved sideways, and Ford slipped through the hole but was brought down short. Williams then drifted left from acting half, straightened and kicked into the in goal, splashing down to score centimetres from the dead ball line. Matt Nelson converted Williams’ try and it was Roos 16 – Sea Eagles 10. The Manly defence had to cope with two shifting points of attack; Williams from dummy half with his pace and left foot kick, and the lanky Ford at first receiver with his size and right foot kick. Ford quickly added

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another dimension to the Roos’ attack. The Roos’ good work was all but undone in one play. Ford angled cross field and passed to Grant Nelson who skirted the eastern touch line, threatening to pierce the Sea Eagles’ right side defence. Nelson passed the ball to Manly prop James Cunningham, who turned on a dime and hared off for the north east corner with surprising pace for a big man. Just when he looked certain to score, the cover knocked him into touch. The Roos responded with some enterprising play. Williams was again the instigator, working to the right to allow Mathews to squeeze between the A and B defenders. Mathews linked with Grant Nelson sniffing a half chance. Just when the movement looked likely to end, Etu loomed on the inside to crash over and score. Mat Nelson converted and it wS Roos 20 – Sea Eagles 10. Minutes later, the Roos had again worked themselves into a scoring position. Mat Nelson, at first receiver on the left, hesitated then kicked in behind the defensive line. The ball stopped in an in goal puddle and Malia Malau

won the race to score. Nelson missed the conversion and the score was Roos 26 – Sea Eagles 10. The Roos had their metaphorical foot on the throat of the opposition, but could not land the killer blow. Wyong shunned a raft of penalties within kicking distance, and repeatedly attempted but failed to execute basic plays. Roos’ prop Shaun Boss charged down a Manly kick at the Sea Eagles’ 40m line, and retrieved the rebound with only wide open space between he and the tryline. Boss’ big legs pumped in ever diminishing steps, and he was comfortably rounded up well short of the line. While Manly had been out of the game for some time, Wyong were guilty of overplaying during the last 20 mins of the match, and were less than convincing when they held the upper hand. The final score was Roos 26 – Manly 10. Mathews was the coach’s best and Williams received the players’ award. Although critical of the non-execution of basic plays, String said he was pleased with the second half shut out. The Roos next play Newtown Jets at Kanwal on Sunday, June 16.

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Football

P5 - GRANDSTAND - June 13, 2013

Killarney Vale still unbeaten after seven rounds Alistair Kennedy, CountryNet Football League

illarney District retained its lead at the top of the table and remains unbeaten following round seven of the 2013 CountryNet Football League while Kanwal has staged a major turnaround to pick up their first win of the season and move out of the relegation zone.

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A goalkeeper’s clearance, which rebounded off Killarney District winger Matt Lawrence into the Umina goal, proved to be the difference between the two teams with Killarney running out 1-0 winners in their match at Col Gooley Field. The goal came in the 55th minute in a tight encounter on a poor surface. The win extended Killarney’s lead at the top of the table to three points ahead of their crucial match against Berkeley Vale on Sunday, June 2. Umina continues to struggle to score with just two goals from their last four matches. They’re now six points

out of the top five. The match between Budgewoi and East Gosford at Budgewoi Football Club ended in a stalemate at 0-0 draw. It was Budgewoi’s fourth draw from seven matches but East Gosford’s fourth. In contrast to the low scoring games at Umina and Budgewoi there was a glut of goals in the match between Kincumber and Wyoming at Pat Morley Oval after the closure of Frost Reserve over the weekend. After dominating for much of the first half, Kincumber took a deserved lead midway through the first half through Robbie Walton, only to see Wyoming hit back twice late in the half for a 2-1 lead. By midway through the second half Wyoming had extended their lead to 5-1 and looked set for another large win, however they underestimated the young and enthusiastic Roos team. The Roos hit back and scored four goals to Wyoming’s one in the last 20 minutes for the visitors to stagger home with a 6-5 win. Michael Payne extended his goal tally for the year to 13 with a hat-trick while Alex Osborn (Kincumber) and

Daniel Surridge (Wyoming) each scored doubles. Kanwal ended the horror stretch that had seen them concede 23 goals in their three previous matches to defeat Avoca 2-1 at Erina High School. Club stalwart Brett Adcock scored both of Kanwal’s goals in the first half with Avoca’s Anthony Pace reducing the deficit in the 60th minute. It was Kanwal’s first win of the season but with two draws they now escape from the relegation zone into eighth place. After a promising start that saw them draw with Wyoming and defeat Umina in the first two rounds, Avoca has lost the last five matches and dropped to ninth place. Berkeley Vale defeated Gosford City 3-0 in their match at Gavenlock Oval with Gosford having one player sent off in each half for two yellow card offences. Sam Brown gave Berkeley Vale the lead in the 10th minute with Mitchell Pont scoring twice from the penalty spot in the second half. The win moved the Wombats back into equal second place with Wyoming.

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CountryNet Football competition ladder split Alistair Kennedy, CountryNet Football League

ith all matches in Round nine of the 2013 CountryNet Football League going according to the form book the competition table has now split in a clear top five / bottom five for the first time.

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The poor condition of grounds in Gosford City once again led to matches being transferred to Wyong Council grounds with both East Gosford and Kincumber being beaten after losing their home ground advantage. Killarney District continue to lead the field following a 2-0 win over East Gosford in the match which was transferred from Hylton Moore Park to Jubilee Oval at Long Jetty due to the closure of the East Gosford ground. Killarney took the lead in the 15th minute through Jared Reed with 17-yearold Matthew Hall clinching the match for his team 10 minutes before full-time. The loss ended a fourgame unbeaten run by East Gosford and sees them drop out of the top four although they do have a game in hand over fourth-placed Budgewoi. The other transferred match was between Budgewoi and Kincumber which was moved from Frost Reserve to the Budgewoi Football Club. After trailing 3-0 at halftime the young Kincumber team, as they’d done in their previous match against Wyoming, fought back strongly in the second half to trail 3-2 before a late strike from Budgewoi’s Karl Gavin settled the result. Ryan Crompton, Scott

Gunning and Jamie Bartlett were Budgewoi’s first half scorers, with Shaun Tunnell and Robbie Walton on target for the Roos. While the result of the match between Berkeley Vale and Umina at Mingara Sports Field was no real surprise the scoreline was, with Berkeley Vale defeating the 2011 Premiers 5-0. After being drawn away from home for six of their first seven matches the Wombats enjoyed playing on their home turf for just the second time and punished the struggling Umina team with one of their largest defeats in years. While Berkeley Vale remain just behind Killarney District in equal second place Umina remain in seventh place, nine points out of the semi-finals. Wyoming remain in equal second place following a hard fought 3-1 win over Avoca in their match at Alan Davidson Park.

The defending premiers took the lead in the seventh minute through skipper Marc Falzon before a goalkeeping error by Ben Xerri gifted Avoca an equalizer to Erik Riquelme just minutes later. Michael Payne’s 14th goal of the season gave Wyoming the lead shortly before half-time. In a tight second half Xerri more than redeemed himself with a series of great saves before Joel Hedges sealed the match for Wyoming with five minutes remaining. The crucial bottom of the table between Kanwal and Gosford City ended in a stalemate with the score locked at 1-1 after both teams missed penalty chances. Kanwal’s Brett Adcock continued his goal scoring form with his seventh of the season while Marc Tarring scored from the spot for Gosford.

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Work commences on waterfront redevelopment The first sod at the $5.2 million Ettalong Waterfront redevelopment was turned on Friday, May 24, with Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill, Member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein and Gosford mayor Cr Lawrie McKinna celebrating the start of the collaborative project. Ms O’Neill said this was a project of great pride for the entire community. “I’m very proud of this Federal Government’s investment in our region and it is a real boost for local residents and businesses in Ettalong. “The redevelopment of the Ettalong Beach Foreshore will help us to showcase the natural beauty of our area and will allow both locals and visitors a better chance to share the great lifestyle we enjoy here on the Central Coast,” Ms O’Neill said. Mr Holstein also welcomed the redevelopment. “This project is long overdue, and will be appreciated by both

locals and visitors alike,” said Mr Holstein. Mayor Cr McKinna said the local community had been very involved in this project and everyone was excited for works to be commencing. “The local community is really getting behind this redevelopment and we are happy to see the project will be consistent with the Ettalong Beach Reserve Foreshore Plan of Management. “Council has undergone consultation with the neighbouring property owners, the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and the Ettalong Beach Business Group, with everyone working together to ensure the redevelopment is reflective of the natural characteristics of the area and meets the needs of the local community,” mayor Cr McKinna said. Scheduled works include a new sandstone seawall, cycleway - footpath, playground, park furniture, carpark realignment, stormwater infrastructure and landscaping in the reserve area between Beach St and the

Gosford Council’s director water and sewer Mr Rod Williams said Gosford Council welcomed IPART’s final report as it would allow Council to get on with the job of maintaining and improving water and sewerage services for the community. The new prices will result in a gradual price increase of 28.0% or $297 over the four year period from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2017, for

a typical residential bill. Mr Williams said the new prices would help council continue to make multi-million dollar system improvements for approximately 70,000 properties currently using its water supply, sewerage and stormwater networks. “These charges cover the cost of harvesting, treating and delivering safe drinking water to over 68,000 properties through 1,000 kilometres of water mains. “During this pricing period council will be delivering major improvements to the water supply system including a $7.9 million Somersby Water Treatment Plant upgrade that involves the replacement and renewal of

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assets to improve their reliability, efficiency, safety and performance. “Plus, there are extensive, ongoing efforts to replace ageing water mains to help reduce main breaks and maintain the quality of the city’s drinking water. “The prices also ensure we transport and treat sewage from over 66,000 properties through 1,500 kilometres of sewerage mains and 185 sewage pump stations to protect public health and the environment. “In the next four years over $36 million will be spent on refurbishments and renewals for aging sewerage infrastructure to minimise sewage overflows and odours and reduce risk to the

Future of Hardys Bay RSL Club to be discussed The future of the Hardys Bay RSL and Citizens Club will be discussed at an extraordinary general meeting from 10am on Sunday, June 16.

Lemon Grove netball court entry (just south of Bangalow St). A Beach Facilities Building consisting of a café, kiosk and public toilets will also be constructed at the end of Beach St as will a pedestrian walkway - cycleway along Lance Webb Reserve, between Picnic Pde and Ferry Rd. Beach nourishment and restoration will also take place. Construction of the new public toilet facility at Ferry Rd and the demolition of the Schnapper Rd public toilet in November 2011 are also included in the redevelopment project. The Ettalong Waterfront redevelopment has a $2 million dollar funding contribution from the Federal Government, $2.79 million from Gosford Council, $300,000 from the NSW Government’s Metropolitan Greenspace Program and just over $83,000 from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.

Water rates to increase by seven percent per annum The NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has announced new water, sewerage and stormwater drainage prices for Gosford City for the next four years.

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environment and public health. “Major upgrades will be completed at Kincumber and Woy Woy Wastewater Treatment Plants, with $16 million spent to improve the treatment process and ensure we continue treating the community’s wastewater to the required environmental standards. Mr Williams noted that reports from the National Water Commission showed the bill for a typical Gosford household remained below the national average in recent years. “We understand any price increase can be a concern for residents and we will always strive to deliver services that provide value for money,” Mr Williams said.

The meeting will provide an update on the current negotiations to sell the property of the club and enter into an agreement which would allow it to continue to trade at its present location. Should these negotiations be unsuccessful, it is highly likely that the club would be forced to close, according to Hardys Bay Residents Group spokesman Mr Allan Wilson. Whatever the outcome of the meeting, the club will require funds to meet its own current liabilities, including entitlements to the staff who are presently working, he said. The club was built in 1983 and houses an 80-plus seated restaurant, lounge bar, gaming room with 15 poker machines, a covered barbecue area, verandas and car parking for over 40 vehicles. “Over the years, a number of fine chefs have graced the club’s restaurant and added

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their individual imprimatur to their respective menus,” said Mr Wilson. “These have included, for instance, highly respected names such as Alex Herbert, Brian Lizotte and Michael Stride. “In more recent times, the Bay Leaf Bistro, as it is now known, has benefited from a cosmetic makeover, giving it a fresh new appearance,” he said. A fundraising function is also being planned for the club for Saturday, June 29, which will feature a performance from a well-known band.

“It will provide the guests with an opportunity to enjoy the excellent food provided by the restaurateur, Dorothee Meyer, who has injected new flavours acquired from her French background,” said Mr Wilson. “It will also enable the patrons to dance the night away and drink a toast to the health and future well-being of this local symbol which has provided so much relaxation for the public for so long,” he said. Email, 6 Jun 2013 Allan Wilson, Hardys Bay Residents Group

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Sports camp parking to be monitored The NSW Government has announced it will monitor visitor parking locations for the Broken Bay Sport and Recreation Centre at Little Patonga and implement changes if necessary. The Brooklyn Community Association had asked the Member for Hornsby Mr Matt Kean “to take steps to relieve parking congestion at Brooklyn” by moving the centre’s adult pick-up point from Brooklyn to Patonga. Announcing the monitoring plan, Mr Kean said the centre had been hosting school and community groups for 75 years. “These visitors are important for the local Brooklyn community as they bring much-needed business to local shops and cafes. “The Centre is an asset to the village’s tourism industry and we’re happy to work together with the community so everyone can enjoy this beautiful part of the Hawkesbury region. “We don’t believe our clients are causing any problems with parking in Brooklyn – the majority are school children who arrive by bus.” However, Brooklyn Community Association president Mr Robert Arnold said there was a “major parking problem in Brooklyn”. “We have a range of people

who utilise parking for a holiday or multi-day holidays. “We want to look at how the longer term parking can be better handled,” he said. Mr Arnold said conversations had taken place with Mr Kean about a study into Brooklyn’s parking issues and a plan was in place to perform the study. “The Broken Bay Sport and Recreation Centre in Patonga is just one of the parking issues of about half a dozen different parking requirements that we have. “We want to provide parking for people who are catching the train as well. “Our goal is that if we have medium-term, long-term parking then we move that off what is now our best short-term visitor parking place. “The parking for people travelling to Patonga is right in the centre of Brooklyn so I understand why it is a big issue for the people involved. “These issues have been in Brooklyn for many years and parking has been an issue for many years and there are quite a few people who are passionate about these issues.” Media Statement, 5 Jun 2013 Matt Kean, Member for Hornsby Kaitlin Watts, 23 May 2013 Interviewee: Robert Arnold

Community garden celebrates first year

“Residents can play a role in keeping their bill down by maintaining their commitment to water conservation, which has been a highlight of the commission’s reports for some years now.” IPART has considered the submission made by Gosford City Council, as well as the public submissions to determine the final prices. Following council resolution, new charges will come into effect from July 1. Media Release, 14 May 2013 Gosford Council Media

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The Woy Woy Peninsula Community Garden will celebrate its first birthday with a Winter Solstice Workshop on Saturday, June 22, from 1.30pm to 3.00pm. “The group started work on clearing the site just over a year ago, and our first official plantings in the raised garden beds took place on the winter solstice last year,” said garden coordinator Ms Jill Meredith. Thanks to a community builders grant from Gosford Council, the group has been able to build more raised garden beds, build

a sensory herb circle, provide seating and a colourful mural for the shed. “Our workshop will be on organic and permaculture principles and how to improve the soil,” said Ms Meredith. “It will be led by local horticulturist Adam McCall, who helped design the garden layout,” she said. The workshop is available by gold coin donation, but enquiries and bookings should be made to Jill Meredith on 4344 2704. Email, 3 Jun 2013 Jill Meredith, Woy Woy Peninsula Community Garden

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June 13, 2013 - GRANDSTAND - P4

Mariners

McBreen to join Ibini at Shanghai SIPG

Ibini’s transfer to Shanghai SIPG confirmed

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ormer Central Coast Mariners’ attacker Bernie Ibini will have company at his new Club Shanghai SIPG, with 2012-13 Hyundai A-League Golden Boot winner Daniel McBreen, 36, signing on loan with Gao Hongbo’s side until October.

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erine Ibini’s lucrative transfer to ambitious Chinese Super League (CSL) newcomers Shanghai SIPG is complete, with the 20-year-old attacker inking a three-year contract in China on Tuesday, June 4.

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Following the finalisation of his deal with the men from the 65,000 capacity Shanghai Stadium, Ibini said he has felt at ease at his new Club since he arrived in the Middle Kingdom. “Shanghai SIPG have made me feel very welcome,” Ibini said. “I feel this is a great opportunity and a new chapter for myself. “While it is not the move to Europe everyone was expecting, I think Australians have seen through the Asian Champions League that the Chinese Super League is of a strong standard. “I think it is a little step up and maybe I have to reach my goals in a bit of a different way. “That’s a challenge I’m up for. “Shanghai SIPG understand that I have ambitions to get to Europe and will help me in the best way they can to reach that goal, just as the Mariners did.” While under the guidance of Graham Arnold and his staff, Ibini progressed through the Club’s National Youth League structure before penning his first professional contract with the reigning Australian Champions. Ibini scored 15 goals in 74 first team appearances while at the Mariners, finishing as equal top scorer for the team in the 2011-12 Hyundai A-League campaign. The former Qantas Young Socceroos representative also played in two Hyundai A-League Grand Finals, winning one, and was nominated twice for the NAB Young Footballer of the Year

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Award during his stay with the Club. Central Coast Mariners Group general manager Mr Peter Turnbull said: “Our system continues to unearth and hone the best young Australian talent and Bernie Ibini is a great example of this.” “Like Mathew Ryan, Bernie progressed through our youth league system before starring in the first

team. “We hope Bernie Ibini goes on to achieve all of his ambitions and makes the most of his undoubted ability.” Ibini’s first chance to impress his new fans may come on Saturday, June 22, in Shanghai, when the 2012 China League One winners play Wuhan Zall at home.

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McBreen flew to China on Friday, June 7, and will spend the next five months with the men from Shanghai Stadium as they seek to climb the Chinese Super League standings. Under the terms of the arrangement, McBreen’s loan spell in China will conclude on October 31, meaning the first game next Hyundai A-League season he could be selected for is the round four F3 Derby away to Newcastle Jets on Saturday, November 2. McBreen, who has previously plied his trade in Romania, Scotland, England, as well as Australia, said the loan move offered him a great opportunity to contribute to Shanghai SIPG’s targets and immerse himself in a new culture. “It is something I am looking forward to,” he said. “Obviously Bernie has gone there. “It’s a wonderful city and a Club that is looking to do things and get bigger and better, so to be part of that will be a great experience.” McBreen’s standout performances in last season’s Hyundai A-League combined with his consistent displays throughout the

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Mariners’ 2013 AFC Champions League quest caught the eye of Shanghai mentor Hongbo. Hongbo led Central Coast’s 2013 AFC Champions League Group H opponents Guizhou Renhe to their maiden qualification for Asia’s premier club competition last year. The former Chinese international and head coach viewed the Mariners’ matches in this season’s AFC Champions League, where he was impressed with the Club’s team and individuals. “We did well in making the last 16 of the AFC Champions League,” McBreen said. “With Bernie going there and now myself we have obviously made an impression and we think we can make a good impact over there. “It’s nice to get recognition and the chance to play in a

country and a city that is on the up.” As a youngster, McBreen swapped Newcastle United in the National Soccer League for Universitatea Craiova of Romania’s Liga 1, embarking on his first foray into foreign football. He said he and Ibini could take comfort from the fact that in a city of over 23 million people a familiar face would never be too far away. “I’ve done the young guy going overseas thing before on my own and it can be quite difficult,” he said. “It’s always nice to have someone there that you know. “I think for both of us it will be nice to have someone there that we can talk to.” McBreen will be eligible to play for Shanghai SIPG from July 1, meaning his first competitive game for the Club could come against Beijing Guoan on Sunday, July 7.

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Hockey club celebrates 40th anniversary

Peninsula Touch compete at Country Championships Meryl Harris, Peninsula Touch Association

eninsula Touch Association p a r t i c i p at e d in the Country Championships of Touch Football in Dubbo on May 25 and 26.

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The Peninsula Piranhas fielded three teams for this year’s event led by the Mixed Open team along with Senior Mixed and Men’s Over 45s. The Senior Mixed team entered the Country Championships as overwhelming favourites and racked up an unbeaten run through their six round matches scoring 46 touchdowns and conceding seven. “The Anthony McVicker coached team was led by husband and wife team Jeff and Alicia Smith with Karen Tucker a standout out amongst the females,” said Peninsula Touch Association secretary Ms Meryl Harris. “The Piranhas produced a gritty performance defeating a resurgent Forster-Tuncurry team 5-2 in the final to take the title of Country Champions. “Matt Sawyer enjoyed a good weekend for the Peninsula outfit and was named player of the final. “The Mixed Open Peninsula team was loaded

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osford City Hockey Club will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Saturday, June 15, from 7:45am.

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The Club’s U11s, U13s, U15s, U17s, Men’s Division 2 and Men’s Division 1 teams will all play games at the Hockey Complex at Wyong. “We are hoping to see

with talent including the likes of Matt Goodwin, the Nicholls brothers, Daniel and Ben, along with young female stars such as Danielle Harris and Teigan Miller and finished their round games on top of their pool after an undefeated run. “However fatigue set in during their semi-final clash against Taree and the Mixed Open team was eliminated one-game short of the final by a team that was too good on the day. “The true spirit of the Peninsula Piranhas was demonstrated by the gallant effort of the Men’s O45s team. “Entering the tournament with only eight players due to injury and late withdrawals, the Men’s 45s showed true grit defeating more fancied rivals in the round games and at times with only seven players due to further injury. “The tenacity of this group of players earned them a spot in the final against Newcastle who boasted a

full squad of 14 players and the Piranhas very nearly pulled off a miracle upset. “With scores level at 1-all at full time the game went into drop-off and with one player from each team removed from the field every two minutes until the deciding touchdown is scored. “Play was reduced to minimum numbers of threeon-three before Newcastle was able to breach the resilient Peninsula defence and claim the title. “While a disappointing loss and another runnersup title was the result for the Men’s O45s, they received a standing ovation upon their return to the presentation area; deserved recognition for their herculean effort in the final. “It was a successful weekend for Peninsula Touch who represented both their club and community with great pride and sportsmanship,” said Ms Harris.

a big turnout of current members and their family, as well as many ex-players, and many of the Club’s life members will also be attending,” said Gosford City Hockey Club president Mr Justin Wicks. “We will also be holding a barbecue at the grounds and invite everyone to come along and celebrate with us.” Gosford City Hockey Club is one of the oldest on

the Coast and was originally based at Adcock Park before all hockey on the Central Coast moved to the Wyong complex in the 1990s. It currently enters teams in the Central Coast Junior Hockey Association competition, the Central Coast Men’s Hockey Association and the Hunter Central Coast Premier Hockey League.

Hain wins bronze at fifth Ganesa Cup Pete Acciari, KIDO Judo Academy

Caroline Haine won gold at a previous tournament in April this year

uggerah’s KIDO Judo Academy had a strong showing by Caroline Hain at the fifth Ganesa Cup in Jakarta on May 19.

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The 16-year-old indigenous star won all her bouts in the under 48kg senior women’s division, finishing with a bronze medal. She also scored bronze in a 10 contestant strong junior women’s category. Coach Pete Acciari said Caroline fought extremely well at the Cup, which is part of the National Talent Identification Program. “The added bonus for her is the training camp with the elite teams attending,” he said.

“Most of the senior Indonesian athletes live and train in Korea for part of the year, making a win in the competition tougher but certainly rewarding.” With this result and her already accumulated national selection points, Caroline is well on track to participate at the Cadet World Cup in Florida in August this year. But first, she will compete at the National Titles in Wollongong over the June long weekend. She will be joined at this event by Wyong’s Neeson Naidoo and Kasiea Naidoo and Toukley’s Elyshia Jackson.


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Simmons to compete at Miami Grand Prix Lindy Simmons, Woy Woy Judo Club

oy Woy Judo Club competitor Daniel Simmons will compete in the 2013 IJF Miami Grand Prix on June 15 and 16.

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Simmons, 27 is among the 10 selected Australian male and female athletes who will travel to the Doral Golf and Spa Resort in Miami, Florida for the world selection competition of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. “This is by far a massive achievement and honour to be named in the team for the Grand Prix,” Simmons said. “When I went to Miami in 2011 and competed it was then a World Cup event, but a Grand Prix is a step under from the World Championships. “This will be the biggest competition of all my endeavours. “I have been training at Woy Woy and several other Sydney clubs before work as well as being involved in the Australian Sports Commission - Education Department Active After School Program on the Central Coast. “I work six nights a week as a DJ until early hours to fund my expenses. “I was unfortunate to suffer a shoulder injury in January, but now I’m feeling 100 per cent and looking forward to the National Titles first and foremost, then the

Grand Prix,” Simmons said. Daniel will attend a two day training camp at the Miami venue at the completion of the competition and will train with World Elite Judokas. He will then move onto Glenville, New York, where he will spend two months training under four time Olympian and Olympic Silver Medallist Jason Morris at the US Olympic Training Centre – JMJC. While there, he will train three times a day at both judo and the gym. The week prior to Miami Grand Prix, Daniel headed to WIN Entertainment Centre in Wollongong to compete in the Australian National Judo Championships in the Men’s under 73kg category where he placed fifth last year narrowly missing the bronze medal to the 2011 National Champion. Also representing both Club and State at the National Titles was another of Woy Woy Judo Clubs coach’s, Mike Griffiths (Nidan Black Belt) in the Masters division of men’s 50-55 years U66kgs. Mike is a veteran Masters competitor with many medals under his belt from various Australian and International competitions. Mike also competed in the Kata Division with partner Ernie Wakamatsu from Zenbu Judo Club.

In his first National Title appearance was Woy Woy member, Paul Sheean (second Kyu). Paul also entered in the masters Division 30 to 35 years U66kg. At the time Peninsula News went to press, results were not available for the Australian National Judo Championships. Woy Woy Judo Club chief instructor Danny Simmons said he was proud of his students making the National Competition and his son Daniel being selected as part of the Australian Team to Miami. “These competitions are personal journeys to put into practice what you have learnt. “You can only learn by experience, then improve on your weakness. “The Grand Prix will be a huge experience for Daniel; not having a World Ranking could see him draw the World Number One in the first round. “He has been training hard to make this competition and whether he lasts 30 seconds or makes it through to the play off, the experience of meeting and competing with the World’s best is an achievement on its own. “We will be behind him watching the competition via the internet,” said Danny.

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Umina defeated in gutsy effort Lyn Davis, Umina Public School

mina Public School’s netball team participated in the NSW PSSA netball knock out competition on Monday, June 3.

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Avoca Beach Public School were the team’s first opponents. “In cool and windy conditions both teams started strong and at half time Umina Public School was leading 12-6,” said Umina Public School netball coach Ms Rebecca Rodwell. “The determination of our girls was marvellous as they drove down the court with speed, threw precision passes and contested every ball. “The final score was 24-11 and meant that the team progressed to the next round. “Our next challengers were Kincumber Public School. “The game began at a hectic pace and in a very physical quarter saw us behind by five goals. “The girls gave it everything they had but unfortunately just couldn’t

catch Kincumber, with the final score 18-9. “The fourth quarter was the girls’ best and the scores for that period were even. “I would like to congratulate the girls on an amazing morning. “They executed everything I asked of them. “It is very rare to have a team with such depth across all positions so I was very lucky. “It didn’t matter which combinations took the court the girls encouraged one another. “The sportsmanship

demonstrated by Umina Public School was again exemplary. “A player from another school would fall over and our girls were the first to stop and offer an ‘Are you ok?’ before continuing with the play. “Awesome effort girls, very proud of you all. “A huge thank you to the parents and Mrs Percival for transporting the team on the day. “The netball team and squad will begin preparing for the gala day run by Netball NSW next term.”

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Ryan’s transfer to Club Brugge complete

Rogic takes part in Socceroo win

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he Jan Br eydelstadion is the new home of goalkeeper Mathew Ryan after the 21-year-old custodian completed his transfer from the Central Coast Mariners to Belgian Pro League heavyweights Club Brugge on Thursday, May 30.

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After flying to Europe earlier in the week to undergo a medical, Ryan put an end to speculation surrounding his playing future by penning a three-season contract with the Blue and Blacks. Ryan becomes the third summer signing for Club Brugge, with the Club’s Sporting Director Arnar Grétarsson labelling the twotime NAB Young Football of the Year as a goalkeeper with “huge potential”. “He [Ryan] has been playing three years for the Australian top team Central Coast Mariners,” Grétarsson said. “Despite his young age he has gathered a lot of experience and he has been elected twice as best goalkeeper of Australia. “This year he has celebrated the title with his team in the A-League. ‘Another asset of Ryan is his attitude and mindset.” Despite Ryan being due to come off contract two days after his signing, the Mariners still managed to negotiate a sizeable transfer

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ormer Central Coast Mariner Tom Rogic was part of the Qantas Socceroo squad that defeated Jordan 4-0 on Tuesday, June 11 in Melbourne.

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fee for the 2013 Hyundai A-League Championship winner. The Club has confirmed the transfer also included a sell-on clause. Central Coast Mariners Group general manager Mr Peter Turnbull thanked Ryan for his exemplary service to the Mariners. “Today is a proud day for our Football Club,” Turnbull said. “Club Brugge are one of the most respected Clubs in Europe. “They have a long, proud history and a strong record, like us, of taking players to the next level in their

careers. “We commend Mathew for his effort, professionalism and performances while at the Mariners and wish him great success in the Belgian Pro League and with the Qantas Socceroos in the future.” Ryan joins a distinguished list of former Australian internationals to have played with the 13-time Belgian Champions. Current Sydney FC Head Coach, Frank Farina, and Qantas Young Socceroos mentor, Paul Okon, both spent fruitful spells in West Flanders.

Tom Rogic was given an opportunity when coach Holger Osiek sent him on as a substitute for Brett Holman in the final 10 minutes of the match. Rogic had an immediate impact when he headed the ball to team captain, Lucas Neil who in turn scored the fourth goal for Australia and Lucas Neil’s first for his country, Rogic also showed his ball dribbling skills when he was able to skirt around opposition players to create chances around the box. After the match, Rogic said: “The match probably had the perfect outcome”. “That’s my first game at home so, to get on the park in front of the Australian crowd is very pleasing and I’m happy to get any game time. “I think we dominated the game from start to finish and I think the result showed that. “We got through the game 4-0; a clean sheet with no yellow cards picked up, so I

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think on all accounts, it was a very good result for us. “But in saying that, it was only half the job for us and we have a very big game next week,” said Rogic. The Socceroos are now on ten points standing second in their group, but need to do well against Iraq in Sydney on Tuesday night to ensure direct qualification for the World Cup in Brazil in

2014. “It’s a massive game, but at the same time, it’s just another game of football. “I think we have a good combination of experience and youth to see us through these matches. “So I think everyone is preparing quite well and it’s only the start of what is a very big week,” he said.

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