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proposed cinema complex at Lake Haven has moved a step closer with the recent signing of a Heads of Agreement between Wyong Council and Metro Cinemas. The proposed development includes an eight theatre complex to be constructed on council land at Lake Haven, and leased to Metro Cinema. The complex is expected to provide up to 25 jobs. The Heads of Agreement will facilitate

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he Trick or Treat and Midday Monster Mash event is on again in Gosford City on Saturday, October 26. Gremlins and ghoulies are invited to meet at the main stage in Kibble Park by 11am where the children will be given a map to Trick or Treat around Gosford City in a fun, safe way. “This is a great event for the whole family,” said Gosford Business Improvement District (GBID) manager Mr Paul Brasch. “We encourage children from zero to 15 years of age to dress up in their scariest costumes, receive

a printed map which they take to participating stores in the Gosford City Centre and receive a stamp on the map as well as a tasty treat or perhaps a trick.” The Trick or Treat part of the event will only be held between 11am and 12pm. Once finished, the children will take their map to the barrels in Kibble Park to enter the draw for some great prizes. “We have a total of 10 prizes to win plus best dressed,” said Mr Brasch. “The second stage of the event is the Midday Monster Mash Disco from 12pm to 1:30pm where they can dance away on the Haunted Stage.

“Kibble Park will have a spooky theme for the day with a number of props and the gremlins and ghoulies will be entertained by scary characters. “We will have a number of games to play, a jumping castle, Zorb balls to roll around in and food stalls,” said Mr Brasch. Stores in the Imperial Shopping Centre and Gosford City Centre are encouraged to dress up their shop fronts and themselves. The winners will receive a prize. For more information or to download a map before Saturday, October 26, visit www.gosfordcity.com.au.

the completion of detailed studies and design options, and lodgement of a developed consent. “This is great news for our residents in the Shire’s north, who have to travel to Tuggerah to attend the movies,” Wyong mayor Cr Doug Eaton said. “The proposed cinemas will provide a much needed entertainment facility for residents, while also creating jobs. “In particular, jobs for our youth which are much needed.”


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“The changes deliver key elements of the Government’s Strategic Regional Land Use Policy while at the same ensuring a viable and strong mining industry can occur in NSW,” he said. NSW Minister for Primary Industries Ms Katrina Hodgkinson said the land had been mapped as BSAL because it had been identified as highly fertile and productive land. “Once the mapping is finalised, companies wanting to develop major mining or CSG projects within confirmed BSAL in the region will have to go through the independent scientific Gateway process,” she said. Media release, 3 Oct 2013 Julian Luke, Office of Katrina Hodkinson MP

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“This is the first time in the State’s history there has been such extensive mapping and protection for our residential areas and farms,” NSW Planning and Infrastructure Minister Mr Brad Hazzard said. “The progress in striking the balance between strategically significant agricultural land and residential properties is the result of extensive community and business consultation and was necessitated by the complete failure of the former State Labor government to address any of these issues despite CSG being extracted for more than 20 years in NSW. “The changes deliver key elements of the Government’s Strategic Regional Land Use Policy while at the same ensuring a viable and strong mining industry can occur in NSW,” he said. NSW Minister for Primary Industries Ms Katrina Hodgkinson said the land had been mapped as BSAL because it had been identified as highly fertile and productive land. “Once the mapping is finalised, companies wanting to develop major mining or CSG projects within confirmed BSAL in the region will have to go through the independent scientific Gateway process,” she said. Mr Hazzard said CSG exclusion zones have also come into force across more than 215,000 hectares in the Lower Hunter and Central Coast regions, including all

zoned residential land and rural villages and a 2km buffer area around these locations. These exclusion zones reflect community concerns about the conflict over resource development in residential areas. “The NSW Government is now seeking feedback on the precise location of the scheduled stage-two expansion of CSG exclusion zones into future residential growth areas in regional NSW,” Mr Hazzard said. The benefits for the Lower Hunter and Central Coast regions are part of a broader NSW Government announcement to provide greater safeguards for more than five million hectares of residential and farming land across the State. This includes the appointment of the inaugural members of the Gateway Panel, which will conduct a scientific assessment to ensure the potential impacts of mining and CSG proposals on BSAL are identified prior to a development application being lodged. The panel, led by chairman Terry Short, are highly regarded experts in their fields and have decades of technical and industry experience. “The panel members we have appointed today deliver expertise across a number of disciplines, meaning each project will be subject to rigorous, balanced and scientific scrutiny.” Mr Short said the establishment of the gateway system was a tremendous

step forward for rural NSW. “It is a voice that rural NSW hasn’t had to date in the planning process,” he said. “Personally, I am honoured to have been asked to make such an important contribution to rural land-use planning as Chairman of the panel.” Mr Hazzard said the mapping being exhibited was to have been the primary component of the proposed Lower Hunter and Central Coast Strategic Regional Land Use Plan (SRLUP). Now this mapping has been released, it is instead proposed to prepare a Regional Growth Plan for the Lower Hunter and Central Coast under the State’s new planning system – rather than a SRLUP. These Regional Growth Plans will comprehensively cover all strategic planning issues for the region – including housing, infrastructure, economic development, agricultural land and resources and environment – rather than having a focus mainly on agriculture and resource industry issues. Further information on the location of the 654 hectares of the CSG exclusion zone was sought from the office of Minister for the Central Coast and NSW Energy and Resources Minister Mr Chris Hartcher, however, a response was not received at the time Coast Community News went to press. Media release, 3 Oct 2013 Julian Luke, Office of Katrina Hodkinson MP Kaitlin Watts

osford Council has initiated a gateway process for a Planning Proposal for a resource recovery facility at 2180 Kerns Rd, Kincumber.

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The land is currently being used as a resource recovery facility which is a prohibited use within the 7 (a) Conservation and Scenic Protection zone. A license by the Office of Environment and Heritage, however, has been issued for the use of such activity. Council had begun but not completed actions to require the use to cease unauthorised activities until the Planning Proposal was determined. The existing unauthorised

use of the land for a resource recovery facility has been taking place sporadically for a number of years. The land forms part of the existing Rexdor Kincumber Quarry landholding, which has been subject to quarrying for more than 60 years and is currently operating under “existing use rights” provisions under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act. The site is accessed through a residential area and, as such, support for

the legalising of this activity could raise issues with local residents regarding the local area roads through concerns with regard to traffic and noise. If the planning proposal is accepted, a development application would be made to allow for the crushing and recycling of inert demolition and construction materials generated by building construction activities. Gosford Council Agenda ENV.48, 17 Sep 2013

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the area surrounding the quarry,” said Residents of Kincumber Association president Ms Ruth Ross. “The residents of Springfield campaigned that the Resource Recovery Facility that Council was planning was unsuitable in a residential, environmentally sensitive area. “The location of the Kincumber Quarry possesses the same conditions. “The residents in the residential area surrounding Kincumber Quarry are extremely concerned as formalisation of this facility

will increase the activity on the site and has the potential to reduce air quality, noise and dust. “Traffic issues are also of concern with the report to Council quoting 100 heavy truck movements per day through a family orientated residential area. “The intersection with Avoca Dr is also problematic as well as the upkeep to the road not meant for heavy traffic,” said Ms Ross. Email, 26 Sep 2013 Ruth Ross, Residents of Kincumber Association

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wider area,” Mr Rumble said. “We wouldn’t invest if the demand wasn’t there.” Despite Mr Rumble’s claims, council remained concerned that the proposal would still have a negative impact by removing the necessity to go to surrounding town centres such as Budgewoi. “We were conscious that a new store at this location would take business away from nearby Budgewoi Shopping Centre,” Wyong mayor Cr Doug Eaton said. Cr Greg Best also showed concern for the proposal, describing the construction of a Woolworths in Colongra to be “potentially devastating”. “We’ve seen it before with what Erina has done

Media Release, 25 Sep 2013 Wyong Shire Council Wyong Council Agenda 2.2, 25 Sep 2013 Rebecca Wallisch, 25 Sep 2013

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the completion of detailed studies and design options, and lodgement of a developed consent. “This is great news for our residents in the Shire’s north, who have to travel to Tuggerah to attend the movies,” Wyong mayor Cr Doug Eaton said. “The proposed cinemas will provide a much needed entertainment facility for residents, while also creating jobs. “In particular, jobs for our youth which are much needed.” Fiji’s Coral Coast Sevens’ champions Red Rock

Map showing the proposed Woolworths at Colongra site rejected by Council

businessman in question that he got his name from Cr Eaton when he approached him for a donation to the candidates. Mr Carter was last year suspended on full pay as Mr Hartcher’s electorate officer due to allegations Cr Eaton sits as an he and a policy adviser to Mr Hartcher, Mr Tim independent on Wyong Koelma, had breached Council but was the election funding laws Liberal candidate for the prior to the 2011 election. federal seat of Dobell

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in 1996. When approached by the Wyong Regional Chronicle, Cr Eaton said he could not comment on the matter. “I have nothing to hide but under ICAC guidelines, I am unable to comment,” Cr Eaton said on Wednesday, October 9. Recently elected Federal Member for Dobell Ms Karen McNamara has also been drawn into the alleged scandal due to her role as Mr Webber’s campaign

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he Trick or Treat and Midday Monster Mash event is on again in Gosford City on Saturday, October 26. Gremlins and ghoulies are invited to meet at the main stage in Kibble Park by 11am where the children will be given a map to Trick or Treat around Gosford City in a fun, safe way. “This is a great event for the whole family,” said Gosford Business Improvement District (GBID) manager Mr Paul Brasch. “We encourage children from zero to 15 years of age to dress up in their scariest costumes, receive

a printed map which they take to participating stores in the Gosford City Centre and receive a stamp on the map as well as a tasty treat or perhaps a trick.” The Trick or Treat part of the event will only be held between 11am and 12pm. Once finished, the children will take their map to the barrels in Kibble Park to enter the draw for some great prizes. “We have a total of 10 prizes to win plus best dressed,” said Mr Brasch. “The second stage of the event is the Midday Monster Mash Disco from 12pm to 1:30pm where they can dance away on the Haunted Stage.

“Kibble Park will have a spooky theme for the day with a number of props and the gremlins and ghoulies will be entertained by scary characters. “We will have a number of games to play, a jumping castle, Zorb balls to roll around in and food stalls,” said Mr Brasch. Stores in the Imperial Shopping Centre and Gosford City Centre are encouraged to dress up their shop fronts and themselves. The winners will receive a prize. For more information or to download a map before Saturday, October 26, visit www.gosfordcity.com.au.

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powerhouse line up of teams is set to contest the 2013 Fitness First Central Coast Sevens International Rugby Festival to be held on the weekend of October 26 and 27 at Wyong Leagues Club.

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Five Fijian teams are set to fly in to contest this year’s event alongside teams from Samoa, Japan and New Zealand in both men and women’s events playing for a total prize pool of $50,000. A weekend of entertainment is planned for families with all the on-

field action surrounded by a family friendly carnival with amusement rides, face painting, market stalls, cultural performances, international food, an appearance by the NSW Waratahs, music, dance crews and a special performance by X Factor contestant Tee. On-field in the men’s tournament, Flying Fijians Tokatoka Westfield Barbarians are returning to defend their title after sweeping through the 2012 Central Coast event followed on by blitzing the 2012 Fijian domestic circuit. The Babas will rightfully start favourites for this

year’s event, however, several teams are expected to challenge strongly for the title including Australian powerhouse teams Sunnybank from Queensland and Randwick Rugby Club regarded as one of Australia’s most famous rugby clubs. The women’s tournament will be also be fiercely contested with defending champions Sunnybank set to face off against the might of New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty in pool rounds. The tournament will see one of the strongest fields in the Southern Hemisphere forming to contest this year’s event including Japan’s

Kanto Champion Rugirl 7 who have been preparing for the tournament for several months. International Invitational side The Mamas feature International and Provincial level players from around the world including Norway, Germany, Australia, Uganda amongst the nationalities that will group together to compete at the event showcasing that by being a mother it does not mean having to give up being an elite athlete. The Te Whanau team semi-finalists in 2012 are expected to feature a number of the World Cup winning Australian Rugby

League team the Jillaroos. The weekend will feature over 80 explosive matches of rugby sevens and a full weekend of family fun and entertainment with the cultural performances set to be a feature of the weekend

including a traditional Haka and Maori Hangi Feast available at the event. The tournament is offering free passes to children aged 13 and under via their official Facebook page.

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proposed cinema complex at Lake Haven has moved a step closer with the recent signing of a Heads of Agreement between Wyong Council and Metro Cinemas.

ICAC inquiry extends to Mayor The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that Cr Eaton allegedly nominated a businessman who could be approached for a donation to Liberal candidates prior to the 2011 state election. These candidates included the current Liberal MPs for Wyong and The Entrance, Mr Darren Webber and Mr Chris Spence.

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to Gosford and what Tuggerah has done to Wyong,” Cr Best said. Despite not approving Woolworths’ Proposal, council still plans to work with the applicants in finding an alternative location. “We are currently in the process of placing a Masterplan for Budgewoi on public exhibition with the aim of revitalising the town, and we can’t afford to have business taken away from it,” Cr Eaton said. “However, we have vowed to work with the applicants to ensure we find a suitable location for this development.”

he alleged political donations scandal surrounding Central Coast Liberal MPs has now spread to local government, with allegations that Wyong mayor Cr Doug Eaton is linked to the controversy.

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yong Council has rejected an application for a new Woolworths store along Scenic Dr, Colongra, due to concerns that it would negatively impact surrounding town centres.

The proposal involved rezoning of the site which would subsequently permit the lodgement of a development application for the construction of a Woolworths supermarket with a gross leasable floor area of 3,200 square metres, a bottle shop of 120 square metres, a service station and associated ongrade parking on the site. Wo o l w o r t h s development manager Mr Michael Rumble spoke at the Ordinary Council Meeting of Wednesday, September 25, claiming that development on the subject site would not impact on Toukley, Budgewoi and surrounding smaller town centres. “The proposed supermarket offers increased benefit for the

he Residents of Kincumber Association have lodged concerns with Gosford Council about two planning proposals in the area that have been approved to go to the Department of Planning.

The planning proposals would see the rezoning of the sites to allow for the installation of Resource Recovery Facilities. One application is for the Kincumber Sewerage Treatment Plant which was chosen as an alternative site to the Springfield Quarry following opposition from Springfield residents. The second application is from the Kincumber Quarry for the same type of facility. “The Kincumber Quarry has been operating unlawfully for a number of years to the detriment of the residents living in

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he Wyong Neighbourhood Centre will host mindful meditation classes in October and November. The program is run by clinical therapist Julie McDonald and the cost is a gold coin donation to the Wyong Neighbourhood Centre. Mindful meditation is a particular type of meditation which is about paying attention, in a systematic way, so you can decide what to focus on without thoughts or emotions taking over your life. It has been thoroughly researched and tested to help reduce stress, anxiety, pain, depression, boost energy and improve your overall sense of health and wellbeing. The short program provides an introduction to mindfulness living, informal meditation and

mindfulness meditation. Classes have a very relaxed approach and it is expected participants will practice and engage in the exercises during class and in between sessions. The day time program will commence on Wednesday, October 23, and will run from 1pm until 2:30pm, with afternoon tea supplied directly afterwards. This program will contain three sessions and will conclude on Wednesday, November 6. The evening program also comprises three sessions and commences on Tuesday, November 12. The classes run from 6:30pm until 8pm, with a light supper provided directly after the sessions. The evening program concludes on Tuesday, November 26.

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osford Business Improvement District Inc Promotions Committee (GBID) is calling all schools, community groups, cultural groups, individuals and businesses across the Central Coast to join this year’s annual Gosford City Christmas Parade.

The parade will start at 11am on Saturday, November 30, and is set to attract a crowd of several thousand onlookers. “The Annual Gosford City Christmas Parade is a well-established tradition in Gosford where we block off Mann St in Gosford and transform it with all the colour and excitement of a Christmas Parade,” said GBID manager Mr Paul Brasch. “The theme this year is to be Creative and Christmassy. “We will have marching bands, vintage cars and fire engines, characters, business floats and maybe even a donkey.

A previous Christmas Parade in Gosford

“After the parade, there are free activities for the whole family in Kibble Park,” said Mr Brasch. The GBID Promotions Committee would like to call on all interested community groups, schools and businesses to get involved. “The best part is that participation is free and there are a total of $1,800 cash prizes to win for the

best community groups,” said Mr Brasch. “The major business category prize is a media package. “You can celebrate this year’s theme with colour, zany costumes, a Christmas theme ‘with a twist’ or your own fun way. “It is a great team building exercise and you will have fun on the day.

“Be creative with your vehicle (floats, trucks, cars), walking processions, characters, bands, dress up animals or whatever suits. “This is a great opportunity to gain exposure to thousands of people for your business, school or community organisation,” said Mr Brasch.

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Central Coast businesses nominated as tourism finalists

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leven tourism businesses on the Central Coast have been nominated as finalists in the 2013 NSW Tourism Awards which were announced on Friday, October 4, by organisers of the Tourism Industry Council NSW. Finalists on the Central Coast comprise the 2012 2013 “Lots to Love. Love the Lake” marketing campaign, Australian Reptile Park, Bells at Killcare Boutique Hotel, Restaurant and Spa, convict Footprints on the Old Great North Rd, Dharug National Park, Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures, Mercure Kooindah Waters, Norah Head Lighthouse, Somewhere Unique, State Forests of the Watagan Mountains, Stays in the Vines and TreeTop Adventure Park Central Coast. The finalists from 31 categories come from a range of tourism areas such as Major Tourist Attractions, Ecotourism, Destination Marketing, Tourism Education and Training. The Awards celebrate and acknowledge tourism businesses that demonstrate outstanding achievement throughout the year, and the program is supported by Destination NSW. Tourism Industry Council NSW general manager Mr Andrew Jefferies said the 2013 results were reflective of not only the excellence and high standard of tourism products on offer across the state, but also of the entrant’s ability to evolve their products and services to remain competitive. “I’m confident that the quality of this year’s finalists will go on to be reflected at

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the national level. “To see so many of our state’s tourism operators grow and challenge themselves by entering the awards showcases the strength and resilience of our industry. “Overall, this year’s results have a common theme; it seems that

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operators now understand the role sustainability plays in their business. “Entrants across the board have also shown they are more innovative in their services and have focused on what more they can provide their clientele,” said Mr Jefferies. Chair of the judges Mr Reg Edwards said he was extremely pleased to see so many new entrants. “The new entries really took the calibre of entrants to a whole new level this year, making our job as judges quite difficult. “We look forward to celebrating with the finalists

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Party in Pink

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Party in Pink zumbathon event will be held at the Ocean Beach Hotel on Saturday, October 19, from 12pm to 4pm to raise money toward the Zumba Global Research Grant for Breast Cancer Prevention. To help raise funds local Umina Zumba instructor, Melanie Stenning, will host the event which will include raffle prizes, lucky door prizes and a best dressed competition. DJ Jeff Hindmarsh will also be on hand to pump out the music and lights. In addition, the Ocean Beach Hotel has painted the Hotel pink in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness and will be have a Pink impersonator performing after the Zumba event to keep the party going. “The Party in Pink campaign is one I am very proud to be involved in,” said Ms Stenning. “Unfortunately most of us know someone who has been affected by breast cancer, which is why it is so important for us to keep raising funds to assist research into breast cancer prevention so we can understand how to prevent this disease before it occurs. “A Zumba class is the perfect platform to raise money as it promotes health and fitness and allows you to completely disconnect from the stresses of life for one hour. “Everything about the Zumba experience is personal—from the decision to take that first class; to the relationships that grow between participants and their instructors; to the joy, happiness and improved quality of life that flows through the families of every class participant. “What makes the Party

in Pink campaign so special is that we are bringing together the community no matter what age or fitness level to have some fun, get fit and, by helping to fund research for a preventative solution to this critical disease, it is our hope that we will be able to touch, and ultimately save, millions of more lives. “I am hoping to sell at least 100 tickets so encourage everyone to get involved,” said Ms Stenning. Zumba’s Party in Pink initiative is running throughout October and over the next three years is aiming to raise $3 million ($1 million each year) to help raise funds via the Zumba Global Research Grant for Breast Cancer Prevention, which will fund a study that will evaluate the effects of lignan found in flaxseed on pre-menopausal woman as a safe, low-cost, highly accessible solution to help prevent breast cancer on a global scale. Since 2010, more than $3 million already has been raised via the Party in Pink initiative and the combined efforts of Zumba Fitness, its global network of licensed Instructors and Zumba fans. Zumba Fitness will donate 75% of ticket sales from Party in Pink Zumbathon charity classes. All funds collected will be donated directly to Susan G Komen to support the Zumba Global Research Grant for Breast Cancer Prevention, with no administration fees from Komen or Zumba Fitness. The Party in Pink campaign is part of Zumba’s fundraising arm, Zumba Love: Movin’ for Charity, which advances global charitable causes by celebrating the joy of giving through dance, fitness, friendship and love.

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Charity receives $10,000 grant

Competitive Tenderness on the Peninsula

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entral Coast charity, Blair’s Wish, was presented with a grant of $10,000 by the Commonwealth Bank at its branch in Tuggerah on Wednesday, October 16, as part of the bank’s 2013 Community Grants Program. The community grant will enable Blair’s Wish to continue to help local families with children diagnosed with cerebral palsy living on the Central

Coast. Blair’s Wish operates a loan pool of vital equipment needed by these families, as these items are often beyond the financial means of the average family. Demand has been greatest for paediatric special needs strollers, which have made a huge difference to the lives of many Central Coast families with a disabled child. Blair’s Wish also aims to

increase public awareness about cerebral palsy and similar conditions. More the 200 community organisations that support the health and wellbeing of Australian youth will receive individual grants of up to $10,000, as part of the 2013 Commonwealth Bank Community Grants program. This year a total of $2 million has been invested into local communities.

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oy Woy Little Theatre will present its latest comedy, Competitive Tenderness, at the Peninsula Theatre from Friday, October 25.

The play was written by Australian author Hannie Rayson and directed by Christine Vale. Ms Vale said she loved the laid back Australian humour and the fact that it was set in a typical Australian local council of Greater Burke. She said she was curious to know what the term “competitive tenderness” meant. “I found out that ‘competitive tendering’ is all part of local council life these days, but it is not always as simple as it first seems, at least in Greater Burke,” said Ms Vale, who directed sell-out success, The 39 Steps, 12 months ago. The cast of Competitive Tenderness sees more than 12 people on stage playing different characters including traffic officers, dog catchers, receptionists, angry ratepayers and policemen. “And extraordinary people as well, such as the mayor, minister for local government, council CEO, a smallgoods magnate and the Macedonian Dancing Girls who arrive to share their culture with the locals,” said Ms Vale. Well-known actor Paul Russell plays the mayor of Greater Burke while Annie Bilton plays the Council CEO.

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“Annie and I have just finished When the Rain Stops Falling for the Newcastle Theatre Company and we both enjoyed working together,” said Mr Russell. Ms Bilton said: “It was a real blessing because we already have that chemistry that is so important between actors.” Others in the cast include Bob Farmer, John Hickey, John Lusty, Penny Dilworth,

Graham Vale, Jen Mealing, Charlotte Otton, Richard Holz, Gordon Crawford, Bruce Hyland and David Wicks. Playwright Hannie Rayson’s other works include Hotel Sorrento, Falling From Grace, Scenes From a Separation (written with Andrew Bovell), Life After George, Inheritance, The Glass Soldier and The Swimming Club.

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hree stones in a sea of shining white gravel represents the traditional ‘sanzon’ a Japanese representation symbolising man, earth, and heaven.

Not far away, and seen pictured, is the Koi Pavilion which would in the past have been used to catch fish, but these days we appreciate them as they swim by. This is just two of the many things to see at the Gosford Edogawa Commemorative Gardens at East Gosford. Becoming at one with the rhythms of nature that surround you is not hard. The tranquility can be absorbed into the soul by just sitting in the ‘tea house’ and observing all that is contained. Look around and you will find Turtle Island, Lanterns, Dragons Tail Falls and, depending on the season, the gardens

change to reflect with alternate plantings. Lotus and water lilies in summer, maples and cherries are turning orange and gold in autumn and the Camellias bloom in winter. All in all there are over 30 items on show, according to the garden guide. The brasserie inside the main building offers you a quiet and comfortable area to relax with tea or coffee and snacks. There is also an outside patio area where friends gather. If it is excitement and extreme activity that you seek then this is definitely not the place for you. The gardens are accessed when visiting the Gosford Regional Gallery where currently the Gosford Art Prize is on show. Overall there were 415 artists submitting

549 artworks all vying not only for recognition but also for a piece of the $18,000 prize money. Of the Art Prize, curator Tim Braham said: “The Gosford Art Prize is always a highlight of the year, pitting professional and amateur artists against each other and showcasing new and exciting talent." This year’s winner is Ronald Baer with his portrayal of ‘The Mob', an acrylic on paper and, according to the Maitland Regional Art Gallery’s cultural director, it stood out for him as an everyday subject that is exquisite in its genre. Other genres include photography, ceramics, two-dimensional and sculpture. We have a rich mix of artistically gifted people on the coast so it’s a good idea to get to see these artworks before they disappear.

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odern jazzreggae fusion band, The Vampires, will hold a workshop followed by a performance at The Rhythm Hut in Gosford on Thursday, October 17, from 6:30pm.

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round 100 people attended the smoking of the Bouddi Spirit Poles in Wagstaffe on Sunday, September 15. The event began with an Aboriginal smoking ceremony performed by Umina’s Stuart McMinn, who is a man of the Dharug and Waka Waka Aboriginal Nations and member of the Mingaletta Aboriginal Community, and finished with a performance by local jazz group Mary’s Boys. Mr McMinn has spent much of his life learning his traditional culture which he now teaches to others and regularly performs smoking ceremonies for the local community. He explained that the purpose of the smoking is to cleanse and to signify the completion of the hard work of the community in making something beautiful. Mr McMinn commented that the smoking of the poles was a great celebration of the communities’ love and passion for the area and that the poles have such a commanding effect and are a true sign of what a community can achieve when they pull together. Project organiser Mr Terry Baker spoke at the ceremony and said that after 20,000 years, the Aboriginal community had left no real scars on the environment and the poles were evocative of what great Australian indigenous singersongwriter, Archie Roach, termed “spirit of place”. He said the poles were not totem poles, but rather spiritual or spirit poles in the true sense of the word. The poles were carved by volunteers who had little or no wood working experience. Ms Leanne Koppen spoke on behalf of the

carvers of her particular experience starting with no woodworking skills and, over the past 12 months, coming to adopt carving as an ongoing hobby. Carvers involved in the project comprised Penny

Butcher, Chris Dillon, Ian Provest, Donella Waters, Anne and Tom Jackson, Marion Baker, Jean Scott, Ray Bass, Bill Gregor, Hildegard Anstice, David Jackson, Mason Williams, Nick Urie and Terry Baker.

The Vampires have become an icon on the Australian music scene, having received both critical acclaim and a growing following across the country. The Vampires consist of alto saxophonistcomposer Jeremy Rose who was the winner of the 2009 Bell Award for Young Australian Jazz Artist Nick Garbett on trumpet and composition, Alex Boneham on bass and winner of the 2012 Bell Award for Young Australian Jazz Artist and Alex Masso on drums. The Vampires’ music builds on the rich history of pianoless jazz quartets with a twist, adopting reggae and afrobeat rhythms in unexpected ways. The dual saxophone and trumpet melodic lines have a strong sense of dialogue and emotional range – from exciting to soothing. The band draws on many influences but have been compared to the likes of early Ornette Coleman, the Catholics, Bob Marley and John Zorn-Dave Douglas’ Masada. Their fourth album ‘TIRO’ was released on October 7 and will be available for purchase on the day.

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P8 - Out&About - October 17, 2013

Bonanza Book Fair held in Umina

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he Rotary Club of Woy Woy held its Bonanza Book Fair on the long weekend at Umina Beach PCYC with numbers down on last year’s event. “We knew at the outset that this long weekend was going to be a very tough challenge, but our members put the effort into sorting out the vast array of books into categories to make it easier for the public to locate items of interest and we communicated the event via signage and the media,” said Rotary Club of Woy Woy representative Mr Vic Brown. “But what a weekend of weather; the beaches were teaming and the Navy week and fireworks, Cup Finals and big band concerts, despite being in the Sydney metro area, frankly took their toll on the numbers attending our Book Fair.

Mr Peter Bowles with PCYC Umina Beach manager Ms Allison Carpenter after he won the Hamper Raffle

“Our intention has been to develop the Book Fair as a long term fund raiser for the PCYC, recognising that the location of the Umina Beach Club House is at the dead end in Osborne Ave, we have to develop the location overtime as a great place to find the books and try and build up the

attendance to this annual event. “So, we had a lot of happy customers across the two days who found super easy parking, the club house facilities very convenient and who bought lots of books and we look forward to seeing them all back at next year’s event.

Art market cancelled due to wind

Hot Rod, Car and Motorbike Spectacular at school fete

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he Peninsula W a t e r f r o n t Woytopia Market was cancelled on Sunday, October 13, after sever winds forced stallholders to pack up.

Patrons and passers-by helped stallholders pack up their stalls after the gusts made it to dangerous to remain trading. The next market will be held on November 10.

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The goods offered for sale will include books, plants, cakes, clothes, and household items. There will be face painting for the children

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Central Coast Country Music Association Showcase at Toukley

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$1400 raised for Starlight Children’s Foundation

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he next Central Coast Country Music Association Showcase will take place at the Toukley Golf Club on Sunday, October 20, from 1pm. Special guest Malcolm Woods (Big Woody) will perform on the day, alongside Suzanne Sowiak, Daniel Allars and Darryl Barnett. Mr Woods is a multitalented musician and entertainer, being a singer and songwriter who is able to play pedal-steel, bass, rhythm and lead guitar. Over the years, Mr Woods has worked with a variety of well-known national and international artists. Ms Sowiak was the Bellbird Workers Memorial Winner in 2009 and released her album “Love Letters” in 2010. The album included two original compositions and

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Ms Sowiak is continually growing as a performer. Mr Allars is a story telling country-folk singer who has been singing and performing in pubs and clubs from England to Australia since he was 15. He is currently working on an album with a country bluegrass band from Sydney and his performances have an

easy-going style. Mr Barnett’s experience includes guitar and vocal work for local cover bands, as well as country music, for the last 20 years. He plays rhythm guitar, five string banjo and harmonica, with his influences including Graeme Conners, John Williamson and Troy Cassar Daley.

Thursday October 17 Menopause and lifestyle group, Northern Women’s Health Centre, 1pm-3pm The Vampires performance and workshop, The Rhythm Hut, Gosford, 6:30pm

Friday October 18 Battle of the Bands U24 semi final, The Hub, Erina Summerland Kings performance, Canton Beach Sports Club, 6pm Rivershack Blues Band, Avoca Beach Hotel, 8pm A Coupla Numbers, Old Pub, Woy Woy A Better You, Gosford Uniting Church Hall Brackets and Jam, Kincumba Mountain, 7:30pm Trivia night, Erina Leagues Club, 7pm

Saturday October 19 Country Fete and Market Day, Holgate Public School Antique and Vintage Fair, Terrigal Scout Hall Mangrove Mountain and Districts Country Fair, corner of Wisemans Ferry and Waratah Rds, 10am Point Clare Spring Markets, 9am-2pm Market Day, 9am1pm, Warnervale Uniting Church Johnny Devilseed and The Birdman, Avoca Beach Hotel, 8pm Summerland Kings, Lake Munmorah Bowling Club, 8:30pm A Better You, Gosford Uniting Church Hall Troubadour Folk Club,

Friday October 25

Woy Woy CWA Hall, 7pm Empire Bay Village Fair, Empire Bay Progress hall, 9:30am-3:30pm Haga, Central Coast Conservatorium, 7pm Celebrate Kincumber, Kincumber Community Services Area, 9am2:30pm Garage Sale, Mary Mac’s Place, 8am Tucker Workshop for Male Carers, Geoff Wright Cottage, Gosford, 11am Party in Pink zumbathon event, Ocean Beach Hotel, 12pm-4pm

Hardys Bay Annual Pink Day Luncheon, Bells at Killcare, 12pm Susan Duncan author event, Erina Library, 10:15am Krzysztof Malek performance, Ettalong Beach Club, 8:30pm Nat King Cole Trio tribute by Dorian Mode and his swinging trio, Avoca Beach Picture Theatre, 7pm My Favourite Memory morning tea, Wyong Council Civic Centre, 10am

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Bush Safety Workshop, Bucketty and District Rural Fire Brigade, 9:30am3:30pm, free Market Stall Day, Point Clare Community Hall, 9am-3pm Ovarian Cancer Fundraising Luncheon, Halekulani Bowling Club, 11:30am The Old School Art Day, The Entrance Community Centre, 10am-3pm Kulnura Pioneer Country Markets, Kulnura General Store and community hall grounds, 8am-1pm Water Bugs workshop, Holgate, 9am-11am Fundraising day, Snap Fitness, Gosford, 10am2pm

Monday October 21 Getting Ready workshop, Everglades Country Club, Woy Woy

Tuesday October 22 Getting Ready workshop, Everglades Country Club, Woy Woy Lee Kernaghan performance, Mingara Recreational Club

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Roller derby event, Bateau Bay PCYC Spring Fete, St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School, Woy Woy, 10am3pm Gosford City Markets, Kibble Park, 11am Market Day, Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School, Wyoming, 10am3pm Charity fundraiser for ovarian cancer, Hali Bowling Club, 11:30am3pm Waste wise workshops, Wyong Neighbourhood Centre

Sunday October 27 Breakfast in the Bays, Woy Woy Bay Community Hall Avoca Beachside Markets, Heazlett Park Foreshore

Wednesday October 30 Gosford Bush Poets meeting, Gosford Hotel, 7pm

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POOL A Tokatoka Westfield Barbarians (Fiji) Deadwood Rugby (Syd) Brisbane Fijians Rakavi (Qld/Fiji) Island Breeze (Qld/Fiji)

POOL B Sunnybank (Qld) Northern Suburbs (Syd) Randwick (Syd) Damnation (Invitational)

POOL C Red Rock (Fiji) Nabua (Fiji) Silktails (Syd/Fiji) Manly (Syd)

POOL D Yamacia Rakavi (Fiji) Mana Pasifika (International) Southern Districts (Syd) Iconz (Qld)

POOL A Sunnybank (Qld) Maroubra (Syd) Bay of Plenty (NZ) Rockdale (Syd)

POOL B Pacific Two Blues (Syd) Hunter 7s (New) Northern Suburbs (Syd) Central Coast Academy of Sport (CCAS)

POOL C Te Whanau (Syd) Iconz (Qld) Sydney Fiji Ranadi (Syd/Fiji) The Mamas (International)

POOL D Tribe 7 (Qld) Rugirl 7 (Jap) Sydney Uni (Syd) Waverley (Syd)

MATCH 1 3 5 7 MATCH 9 11 13 15

TIME 9.00 9.20 9.40 10.00 TIME 10.20 10.40 11.00 11.20

GROUND 1 TEAM Westfield Barbarians Sunnybank Red Rock Yamacia TEAM Sunnybank Pacific Two Blues Te Whanau Tribe 7

TEAM Deadwood Northern Suburbs Nabua Mana Pasifika TEAM Maroubra Hunter Iconz Sydney Uni

MATCH 2 4 6 8 MATCH 10 12 14 16

TIME 9.00 9.20 9.40 10.00 TIME 10.20 10.40 11.00 11.20

GROUND 2 TEAM Brisbane Fijians Randwick Silktails Southern Districts TEAM Bay of Plenty Northern Suburbs Sydney Fiji Ranadi Sydney Uni

TEAM Island Breeze Damnation Manly Iconz TEAM Rockdale CCAS The Mamas Waverley

MATCH 17 19 21 23 MATCH 25 27 29 31

TIME 11.40 12.00 12.20 12.40 TIME 1.20 1.40 2.00 2.20

TEAM Westfield Barbarians Sunnybank Red Rock Yamacia TEAM Sunnybank Pacific Two Blues Te Whanau Tribe 7

TEAM Brisbane Fijians Randwick Silktails Southern Districts TEAM Bay of Plenty Northern Suburbs Sydney Fiji Ranadi Sydney Uni

MATCH 18 20 22 24 MATCH 26 28 30 32

TIME 11.40 12.00 12.20 12.40 TIME 1.20 1.40 2.00 2.20

TEAM Deadwood Northern Suburbs Nabua Mana Pasifika TEAM Maroubra Hunter Iconz Rugirl 7

TEAM Island Breeze Damnation Manly Iconz TEAM Rockdale CCAS The Mamas Waverley

MATCH 33 35 37 39 MATCH 41 43 45 47

TIME 2.40 3.00 3.20 3.40 TIME 4.00 4.20 4.40 5.00

TEAM Westfield Barbarians Sunnybank Red Rock Yamacia TEAM Sunnybank Pacific Two Blues Te Whanau Tribe 7

TEAM Island Breeze Damnation Manly Iconz TEAM Rockdale CCAS The Mamas Waverley

MATCH 34 36 38 40 MATCH 42 44 46 48

TIME 2.40 3.00 3.20 3.40 TIME 4.00 4.20 4.40 5.00

TEAM Deadwood Northern Suburbs Nabua Mana Pasifika TEAM Maroubra Hunter Iconz Rugirl 7

TEAM Brisbane Fijians Randwick Silktails Southern Districts TEAM Bay of Plenty Northern Suburbs Sydney Fiji Ranadi Sydney Uni

GROUND 1 TEAM POOL A 1 POOL C 1 TEAM POOL A 1 POOL C 1

TEAM POOL B 2 POOL D 2 TEAM POOL B 2 POOL D 2

MATCH 50 52 MATCH 54 56

TIME 9.00 9.20 TIME 9.40 10.00

BOOT DIVISION TEAM POOL A 4 POOL C 4 POOL A 4 POOL C 4 BALL DIVISION TEAM POOL A 3 POOL C 3 POOL A 3 POOL C 3 PLATE DIVISION TEAM QF 1 (2) QF 3 (2) QF 1 (2) QF 3 (2) CUP DIVISION TEAM QF 1 (1) QF 3 (1) QF 1 (1) QF 3 (1)

GROUND 1 TEAM POOL B 4 POOL D 4 POOL B 4 POOL D 4 GROUND 1 TEAM POOL B 3 POOL D 3 POOL B 3 POOL D 3 GROUND 1 TEAM QF 2 (2) QF 4 (2) QF 2 (2) QF 4 (2) GROUND 1 TEAM QF 2 (1) QF 4 (1) QF 2 (1) QF 4 (1)

SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER – FINALS DAY MATCH 49 51 MATCH 53 55 SEMI FINALS MATCH 57 58 59 60 SEMI FINALS MATCH 61 62 63 64 SEMI FINALS MATCH 65 66 67 68 SEMI FINALS MATCH 69 70 71 72

TIME 9.00 9.20 TIME 9.40 10.00

TIME 10.20 10.40 11.00 11.20 TIME 11.40 12.00 12.20 12.40 TIME 1.00 1.20 1.40 2.00 TIME 2.20 2.40 3.00 3.20

GRAND FINALS GROUND 1 MATCH DIVISION/TIME DIVISION BOOT 73 3.40 DIVISION BOOT 74 4.10 DIVISION BALL 75 4.40 DIVISION BALL 76 5.10 DIVISION PLATE 77 5.40 DIVISION PLATE 78 6.10 DIVISION CUP 79 6.50 DIVISION CUP 80 7.30

GROUND 2 TEAM POOL B 1 POOL D1 TEAM POOL B 1 POOL D1

TEAM MIYO BOOT W57 MIYO BOOT W59 BOOST JUICE BALL W61 BOOST JUICE BALL W63 JOBS ON THE COAST W65 W67 KINESIO CUP W69 FITNESS FIRST CUP W71

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TEAM POOL A2 POOL C2 TEAM POOL A2 POOL C2

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MENS TOURNAMENT

WOMENS TOURNAMENT

WESTFIELD BARBARIANS (FIJI)

SUNNYBANK DRAGONS (QLD)

The defending champions have been in devastating form with a great lead in to the CC7s defeating both France & Argentina in the centennial 7s in Fiji.

Defending women’s champion and 2013 Noosa Sevens Champions. A powerhouse team expected to be around at finals time.

SUNNYBANK DRAGONS (QLD)

PACIFIC TWO BLUES (SYD)

2011 Champions 2012 Runner Up Sunnybank run Australia’s premier sevens program and feature a host of Australian 7s players.

2012 Runner Up and 2013 Kiama 7s Champions the Pacific Two Blues are a powerful side with plenty of talent.

RED ROCK (FIJI)

TE WHANAU (SYD)

Fiji’s Coral Coast Sevens Champions earned their place in the CC7s by claiming the Coral Coast Crown widely regarded as one of Fiji’s strongest teams.

2012 Semi Finalists Te Whanau will feature some very experienced players including representatives from the Jillaroos Australian Rugby League team.

YAMACIA (FIJI)

TRIBE 7s (QLD)

A team to watch Yamacia have worked hard and results are showing for this relative new team on their first tour to Australia.

2012 Noosa 7s Runner Up Tribe 7s feature a strong line-up including a number of the Aussie Pearls national team.

DEADWOOD RUGBY (SYD)

MAROUBRA MISSILES (SYD)

Hawaii 7s Champions Deadwood feature premier players from Sydney and play to raise funds for the Westmead Children’s Hospital

Maroubra will compete at their first CC7s with the team running an extensive development program for women’s sevens players.

NORTHERN SUBURBS (SYD)

HUNTER 7s (NEW)

Premier Sydney club Northern Suburbs are driving a strong 7s program and will have plenty of talent with the club another nursery for national 7s talent.

The Hunter 7s team is a representative selection from the Newcastle / Hunter Valley women’s rugby competition who will trouble all before them.

NABUA RUGBY (FIJI)

ICONZ RUGBY (QLD)

2012 Cup Semi Finalists Nabua Rugby Club are striving to reach the 2013 final. Nabua will be returning for their 3rd CC7s giving the team great CC7s experience.

The Iconz women’s team is relatively unknown competing under the Iconz banner leaves no doubt they will be out to win.

MANA PASIFIKA (AUS/SAMOA)

RUGIRL 7 (JAP)

Mana Pasifika expected to have a strong Samoan influence will contest their first CC7s and have been preparing hard for the CC7s.

Japan’s Kanto Champions will contest their first CC7s and be looking to take the title home to Japan. The team are expected to be a major threat.

BRISBANE FIJIANS RAKAVI

BAY OF PLENTY (NZ)

Kiama 7s Champions the team are experienced on the Australian 7s circuit and are expected to be strong comeptitors.

A powerhouse team from New Zealand the BOP are expected to be around at finals time with the team expected to be a major obstacle for opponents.

RANDWICK RUGBY (SYD)

NORTHERN SUBURBS (SYD)

Widely regarded as Australia’s most famous rugby club the Galloping Greens return for their second tilt at the CC7s and will be out to make an impression.

Northern Suburbs Women’s team The Redbacks will contest their first CC7s and will be looking to establish themselves as a threat.

SILKTAILS 7s (SYD/FIJI)

SYDNEY FIJI RANADI (SYD/FIJI)

Silktails 7s will contest their first CC7s and should be well prepared after making the plate final at Noosa International 7s only a few weeks out from the CC7s.

Have been training hard in preparation for the CC7s some experienced and talented players set to feature and upset more fancied opponents.

SOUTHERN DISTRICTS (SYD)

SYDNEY UNIVERSITY (SYD)

Sydney Premier Club Southern Districts return for their 2nd CC7s and will be seeking to take the tournament by surprise watch out for the rebels.

Inaugural tournament champions in 2009 and regarded as one of Australia’s premier women’s sides expect for Uni to threaten for the title.

ISLAND BREEZE (QLD/FIJI)

ROCKDALE RANGETTES

Strong performers in 2012 Island Breeze are the 2013 Airlie Beach 7s Champions and Melbourne 7s Runner Up coached by former Wallaby Ili Tabua .

Sydney Club Rockdale have enjoyed a magnificent 2013 season and will be looking to take this into the CC7s where they will be highly competitive.

DAMNATION (INVITATIONAL)

CENTRAL COAST ACADEMY OF SPORT

A relatively unknown invitational side expected to feature a number of fringe Australian players offered up by Australian coach Michael O’Connor.

The CCAS will compete in their 2nd CC7s after a strong debut in 2012. The program has unearthed some magnificent talent a team to watch out for.

MANLY MARLINS (SYD)

THE MAMAS (INVITATIONAL)

2013 Crescent Head & Mudgee 7s Champions Sydney Premier Club Manly are returning to the CC7s and are expected to have the firepower to be around come finals time.

International Invitational side the Mamas feature International & Provincial level players from around the world.

ICONZ RUGBY (QLD)

WAVERLEY WARRIORS

2013 Noosa Sevens Champions and 2012 CC7s Plate Runner up going down to the All Black 7s laden Samurai in last years final. Plenty of firepower.

The Warriors have developed into a strong team with experience on the sevens circuit underestimate at your own risk.


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October 17, 2013 - GRANDSTAND - P10

Kieren Handley wins judo gold medal

Griffiths and Wakamatsu compete in Kyoto

Lindy Simmons, Woy Woy Judo Club

ieren Handley of the Woy Woy Judo Club competed at the two-day Sydney Inter Open run at the Blacktown Leisure Centre on September 21 and 22.

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Handley, who competed in the Junior Men’s U73kg division, dominated his opponents with 10 point throws. Kieran is a new Brown Belt competitor after success in the Shoalhaven Open in March and two Kyu Grade (under Blakc Belt)

competitions at Sydney Olympic Park. Handley’s bouts brought a huge response from the crowd, especially after his instigation of the technique called Hari Goshi (sweeping hip throw) on a Sho Dan (first Black Belt) from Victoria, catapulting him in a complete spin to win the Gold Medal on the first day. Day two brought different results when both Kieren and fellow club member and assistant coach Daniel Simmons, joined together in the Men’s U73kg division. Handley was carrying an injury behind his left knee

In the Ring

and Daniel had recently returned to Australia after three months in the USA after competing at the Miami Grand Slam. Daniel also suffered a torn ligament during a training session which put him on the sidelines for three and a half weeks. The two fought diligently although ended up placing out of the medal contention this time. Daniel also flew to South Australia recently for the South Australian Inter Open where he placed second

Lindy Simmons, Woy Woy Judo Club

Six gold medals for Kido Mingara Pete Acciari, Kido Mingara Judo Academy

ine students at the Kido Mingara Judo Academy brought home 11 medals from the Sydney International Open Championships on Sunday, October 13.

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The Championships, held at Blacktown Leisure Centre, was a “National points” tournament for those seeking selection for 2014 International events. The team took home six gold medals, won by Yasue Fujita, Caroline Hain, Neeson Naidoo, Elyshia

Jackson and Daniel Villani. Other successful contenders included, Kasiea Naidoo, Harrison Lambley, Bryce Leckie, Danny Vojnikovich who were awarded with either silver or bronze medals.

Ernie Wakamatsu and Mike Griffiths

ike Griffiths of Woy Woy Judo Club, alongside Ernie Wakamatsu of Zenbu in Sydney, will represent Australia at the Kata World Championships in

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Kyoto on Saturday, October 20. Kata is the showpiece of all judo techniques, some of which are not permitted during training or competition. The pair flew into Tokyo on Tuesday, October 15, for

practice before they board the Shinkanzen (bullet train) to Kyoto where they will compete. Both men have a number of successes under their belts and are expected to return home with great results.

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On the Water

Surf Life Saving Central Coast celebrates 75 years

13 local clubs to participate in rowing series

Luke Nayna, Office of Karen McNamara

Darren Saffin, Progressive PR

urf Life Saving Central Coast celebrated its 75th anniversary with a Gala Dinner on Saturday, October 12.

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Federal Member for Dobell Ms Karen McNamara presented a letter of congratulations from Prime Minister Mr Tony Abbott to Surf Life Saving Central Coast president Mr Stuart Harvey. “For 75 years Surf Life Saving Central Coast has been keeping the beaches of the Central Coast safe for

local residents and tourists. “The Central Coast is well known as a tourist destination because of our magnificent beaches. “As thousands of beach goers enjoy the Australian summer it is the countless hours of volunteer patrols that keep our beaches safe and save lives,” Ms McNamara said. “The prime minister himself has a long association with Surf Life Saving and knows firsthand the difference their presence makes on our beaches,” Ms McNamara said. In the last patrol season

(2012-13) Surf Life Saving Central Coast conducted 555 rescues, 25,259 preventative actions, 2,822 first aids and compiled 95,843 volunteer hours. “During this time some 1.3 million people visited Central Coast beaches. “As Surf Life Saving Central Coast celebrates 75 years they are already back out on the beaches patrolling for another season. “I would like to personally thank the 2,373 patrolling members who give up their time so thousands can enjoy our beaches over summer,” Ms McNamara concluded.

Avoca Beach Grease Monkeys Under 19 men in action in the finals at the Navy Australian Open at Stockton, Newcastle

TIDE CHART (Fort Denison)

LAT 33° 51’ S - LONG 151° 14’ E - TIME ZONE - 1000 Times and Heights(m) of high and low waters Add one hour to the times below when Daylight Saving is in force

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THU - 17 0030 - 0.26 0644 - 1.62 1254 - 0.31 1901 - 1.59

FRI - 18 0110 - 0.26 0726 - 1.68 1343 - 0.27 1947 - 1.55

SAT - 19 0148 - 0.29 0807 - 1.72 1428 - 0.27 2030 - 1.49

SUN - 20 0225 - 0.34 0846 - 1.73 1511 - 0.29 2112 - 1.42 WED - 23 0412 - 0.52 1039 - 1.62 1715 - 0.43 2315 - 1.23 SAT - 26 0055 - 1.15 0629 - 0.69 1255 - 1.42 1948 - 0.56

MON - 21 0300 - 0.39 0924 - 1.71 1552 - 0.32 2153 - 1.35 THU - 24 0450 - 0.58 1119 - 1.55 1800 - 0.49

TUE - 22 0335 0.46 1001 - 1.67 1633 - 0.38 2233 - 1.28

TUE - 29 0403 - 1.25 0953 - 0.67 1603 - 1.38 2233 - 0.48

SUN - 27 0158 - 1.15 0733 - 0.72 1355 - 1.38 2048 - 0.55 WED - 30 0453 - 1.34 1051 - 0.60 1657 - 1.42 2316 - 0.42

FRI - 25 0001 - 1.18 0535 - 0.64 1203 - 1.49 1851 - 0.53 MON - 28 0304 - 1.18 0845 - 0.71 1501 - 1.36 2145 - 0.52 THU - 31 0535 - 1.45 1143 - 0.50 1744 - 1.46 2355 - 0.37

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Ettalong 40 min, Rip Bridge 2hrs - Wisemans Ferry 2 hrs 30 min, Koolewong 2 hrs 10 min

In view of the variations caused by local conditions and meteorological effects, these times are approximate and must be considered as a guide only. They are not to be relied on for critical depth calculations for safe navigation. Actual times of High and Low Water may occur before or after the times indicated

hirteen surf lifesaving clubs on the Central Coast will compete in the Navy Australian Surf Rowers League (Navy ASRL) Series to be held on Saturday, November 2, at Mollymook and Saturday, January 25, at Manly.

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Crews from Avoca Beach, Copacabana, MacMasters Beach, Killcare, Ocean Beach, Shelly Beach, Soldiers Beach, Terrigal, The Entrance, The Lakes, Toowoon Bay, Umina and Wamberal Surf Life Saving Clubs will battle it out for individual honours as well as the chance to represent NSW at the Navy ASRL Open. The New South Wales arm consists of over 1,500 rowers making up 250 crews from 70 surf clubs around the state across six divisions. At the end of the two rounds, all crews are invited to race for individual glory at the Navy ASRL Open in Stockton, NSW, from Friday, February 7, to Sunday, February 9. The best performing NSW crews in each division will be selected to race as the NSW representative crews at the Navy ASRL Open in Stockton where they will compete against other state representative crews in the Navy Interstate Championship. The official launch of the Navy ASRL Series will be at Surfers Paradise on Saturday, November 9.

Member for Dobell Ms Karen McNamara presenting Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s letter of congratulations

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s of Wednesday, September 11, the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has declared the Federal seat of Dobell as a “close seat”. far has received 41.02% of first preference votes, ran an election campaign which spanned over a year. Ms McBride, who currently has 35.67% of first preference votes, ran a much shorter campaign and was only endorsed as the Labor party’s candidate for Dobell four weeks prior to the election. Neither candidate responded when contacted by the Wyong Regional Chronicle for comment. The Federal seat of Dobell was previously held by Mr Craig Thomson, who became Member for Dobell in 2007.

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Mr Thomson currently has 3.99% of first preference votes. Mr Thomson said he was looking forward to spending more time with his family. “On election night, I became a private citizen,” Mr Thomson said. Greens candidate for Dobell Ms Sue Wynn has so far received 4.72% of first preference votes. Ms Wynn said she was proud to have represented the Greens in Dobell and to have presented her party’s evidence-based policies to the electorate. “We used every means available to us with our extremely limited campaign funds to get our message out to voters

so they could make an informed decision,” Ms Wynn said. Ms Wynn thanked her stalwart members and supporters for their assistance in her campaign. “They all volunteered so that we could work towards achieving a caring society that looks after and protects the environment for us all,” she said. “The Greens will continue to be active on the Central Coast as a positive voice for a cleaner economy and a more caring society.” Palmer United candidate Ms Kate McGill, who currently has 3.40% of first preference votes, said her party faced strong competition from high profile parties and independents in

the electorate. “I think the result in Dobell proved what many of us have known for a long time – that is, the people of Dobell fear Coalition policies which is why the ALP still has support,” Ms McGill said. “I think the job for me over the next three years will be to lift the profile of the party and provide the people of Dobell with the information they need to distinguish Palmer United Party as not the new kid on the block, but the best alternative for Dobell next time around. “Once the people of Dobell take time to look at our policies and digest the fact that they are not self-centred and indeed are policies that seek to benefit all Australians rather than just lobby

or fringes groups, then we will get the people behind us. “I look forward to keeping a close eye on whoever does win, as I suspect very little will change for the often forgotten and even more marginal seat of Dobell.” Prior to September 7, the status of the Dobell seat was undefined. Of the votes counted so far, 7.52% of votes were informal votes.

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Spence and Webber’s offices raided as part of ICAC inquiry

Dobell still too close to call

According to the AEC, a “close seat” is declared when the Two Candidate Preferred result is between 49.50% and 50.50%. At the time the Wyong Regional Chronicle went to press, the latest AEC figures showed the Liberal candidate for Dobell Ms Karen McNamara had a total of 50.42% of the Two Candidate Preferred votes. Dobell’s Labor candidate Ms Emma McBride had 49.58% of the Two Candidate Preferred votes. With 18.2% of the vote yet to be counted, only 626 votes separate the candidates. Ms McNamara, who so

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he Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has raided the offices of Liberal MPs Mr Chris Spence and Mr Darren Webber over an alleged fundraising scandal.

Mr Spence, who is the state member for The Entrance, and Mr Webber, the state member for Wyong, had their offices searched on Friday, September 20, with investigators seizing computers and documents. Ms Karen McNamara, who is expected to be declared federal member for Dobell in the coming days, has also been dragged into the controversy due to her role as Mr Webber’s campaign manager in the 2011 state election. The Age has reported that Ms McNamara significantly overstated the amount of funds she had raised for Mr Webber’s campaign. It was revealed that Ms McNamara, during her

pre-selection interview for Dobell, said she had raised up to $100,000 in her role as campaign manager. However, a member for the NSW Liberal state executive Ms Hollie Hughes has said she was advised party records indicated official receipts totalled as little as $50,000. The Sydney Morning Herald has also reported that the ICAC raids are believed to be linked to allegations that two staff members for NSW Energy Minister Mr Chris Hartcher funnelled political donations through a front company prior to the 2011 state election. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, a $5,000 donation was

made by a Wyong building company, LA Commercial, owned by a Mr Lusted, to the benefit of the Liberal Party’s Central Coast candidates shortly before the March 2011 election. The donation is believed to have been made through Eightbyfive, which is the trading name for a trust fund connected to Mr Tim Koelma, a senior policy adviser to Mr Hartcher. Mr Koelma has since resigned from his position and Mr Lusted unsuccessfully contested Liberal pre-selection for the federal seat of Dobell. It has been reported that Mr Lusted has said that at the time, he believed he was entitled to make the donation as he was not a property developer for the

purposes of the Election Funding Act. Property developers have been banned from making political donations in NSW since 2009. Neither Mr Webber nor Mr Spence were able to respond to enquiries from the Wyong Regional Chronicle for legal reasons. ICAC also could not comment on its operational matters. However, Ms McNamara has issued a statement and has denied the allegations against her. “The allegation made in today’s news story is a baseless lie,” Ms McNamara said of the media report. “A donation was made to attend a fundraising dinner and was properly receipted and declared. “As I have said

before, to the best of my knowledge, I have always complied with my obligations in that role. Ms McNamara also said that if it was deemed she could assist in any way with current inquiries involving other persons named in recent news stories, she would be more than happy to assist. NSW premier Mr Barry O’Farrell has said he had not been contacted by the ICAC about the raids on Mr Spence and Mr Webber’s offices. “I don’t believe the ICAC has ever made it a practice to advise premiers of visits by its staff in investigations,” Mr O’Farrell said. “I have never been contracted by the ICAC about such activity. “As I previously said, the Liberal Party referred matters concerning

donations to the Electoral Funding Authority in May 2012. “It has been previously reported the ICAC is investigating that issue. “But I have not been advised of any such investigation, nor would I expect to be. “It is an offence for someone to confirm formal contact with them by the ICAC. “As I said in Parliament again this week, I am a strong supporter of the ICAC. “It has and continues to do a great job for the people of NSW.” Media release, 23 Sep 2013 Olivia Suzanski, Office of Barry O’Farrell Media statement, 25 Sep 2013 Alicia McCumstie, Office of Karen McNamara Website, 23 Aug 2013 The Age Website, 21 Sep 2013, Sydney Morning Herald

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Woolworths’ application rejected yong Council has rejected an application for a new Woolworths store along Scenic Dr, Colongra, due to concerns that it would negatively impact surrounding town centres.

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The proposal involved rezoning of the site which would subsequently permit the lodgement of a development application for the construction of a Woolworths supermarket with a gross leasable floor area of 3,200 square metres, a bottle shop of 120 square metres, a service station and associated ongrade parking on the site. W o o l w o r t h s development manager Mr Michael Rumble spoke at the Ordinary Council Meeting of Wednesday, September 25, claiming that development on the subject site would not impact on Toukley, Budgewoi and surrounding smaller town centres. “The proposed supermarket offers increased benefit for the

wider area,” Mr Rumble said. “We wouldn’t invest if the demand wasn’t there.” Despite Mr Rumble’s claims, council remained concerned that the proposal would still have a negative impact by removing the necessity to go to surrounding town centres such as Budgewoi. “We were conscious that a new store at this location would take business away from nearby Budgewoi Shopping Centre,” Wyong mayor Cr Doug Eaton said. Cr Greg Best also showed concern for the proposal, describing the construction of a Woolworths in Colongra to be “potentially devastating”. “We’ve seen it before with what Erina has done

to Gosford and what Tuggerah has done to Wyong,” Cr Best said. Despite not approving Woolworths’ Proposal, council still plans to work with the applicants in finding an alternative location. “We are currently in the process of placing a Masterplan for Budgewoi on public exhibition with the aim of revitalising the town, and we can’t afford to have business taken away from it,” Cr Eaton said. “However, we have vowed to work with the applicants to ensure we find a suitable location for this development.” Media Release, 25 Sep 2013 Wyong Shire Council Wyong Council Agenda 2.2, 25 Sep 2013 Rebecca Wallisch, 25 Sep 2013

Map showing the proposed Woolworths at Colongra site rejected by Council

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he alleged political donations scandal surrounding Central Coast Liberal MPs has now spread to local government, with allegations that Wyong mayor Cr Doug Eaton is linked to the controversy.

The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that Cr Eaton allegedly nominated a businessman who could be approached for a donation to Liberal candidates prior to the 2011 state election. These candidates included the current Liberal MPs for Wyong and The Entrance, Mr Darren Webber and Mr Chris Spence.

Both MP’s offices were raided by Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) investigators on Friday, September 20. Computers and documents were seized during the raid. It has been alleged that Mr Ray Carter, the electorate officer for NSW Energy Minister Mr Chris Hartcher, informed the

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businessman in question that he got his name from Cr Eaton when he approached him for a donation to the candidates. Mr Carter was last year suspended on full pay as Mr Hartcher’s electorate officer due to allegations he and a policy adviser to Mr Hartcher, Mr Tim Koelma, had breached election funding laws prior to the 2011 election.

Cr Eaton sits as an independent on Wyong Council but was the Liberal candidate for the federal seat of Dobell

in 1996. When approached by the Wyong Regional Chronicle, Cr Eaton said he could not comment on the matter. “I have nothing to hide but under ICAC guidelines, I am unable to comment,” Cr Eaton said on Wednesday, October 9. Recently elected Federal Member for Dobell Ms Karen McNamara has also been drawn into the alleged scandal due to her role as Mr Webber’s campaign

manager during the 2011 election. Ms McNamara, whose husband Mr John McNamara was a Wyong Liberal councillor between 2008 and 2012, has denied allegations she significantly overstated the amount of funds she had raised for Mr Webber’s campaign. Email, 8 Oct 2013 Wyong Shire Council Website, 1 Oct 2013 Sydney Morning Herald

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October 17, 2013 - GRANDSTAND - P8

The richest tournament on the Coast Kevin Dring, Bowls Central Coast

wenty eight teams, many from different parts of the state and two from interstate, took to the greens in the Avoca Beach Classic Triples in search of a share of the richest prize-pool on the Central Coast, a whopping $15,000.

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Played over eight games of 18 ends over two and a half days, it allowed plenty of time for the “cream to rise to the top” as they say in bowling circles. Composite teams were numerous, meaning that they are made up of players from different clubs in order to strengthen their teams’ prospects. The competition was intense but mother nature

slowed the players down on the second day with an unusually hot October scorcher well into the 30s which caused organisers to take into account the game’s extreme hot weather policy and reduce the number of ends in the last game. Tournament organiser Avoca’s Dave “Rowdy” Thomson was more than pleased with the overall turnout and was most appreciative of the sponsorship support the Club had received from the Wyong Rugby League Club and Jacob Creek wines. He also acknowledged the support of members from Avoca Beach Bowling Club in hosting the event. The services of the Zone website manager Mr Geoff Graham also contributed to the professional

presentation of the event by providing a game by game scoreboard update on the club’s big screen for all to follow. Outright honours with seven wins+58 went to a composite combination of Central Coast players in Peter Whitfield, Neil Dell and Lindsay Willding with the runners-up, another composite team, of N Bell, R Speck and W Constatine with six and a half wins+52. Other minor placings receiving cash rewards went to G Fadyen, P Harper and B Pritchard with six wins+43, K Bowcock, A Llewin and C Passfield with six wins+25, B Burnett, S Love and R Love with five and a half wins+17 on countback over P Kashel, P McQueen and C Wales with five and a half wins +17.

Petanque at Patonga Piste Stephen Ryan, Patonga

he 2013 Patonga Petanque Club Championships were held at the Patonga Petanque piste on Eve Williams Memorial Oval on Monday, October 7, with a large crowd of spectators overseeing the proceedings.

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“The French origins of the game were not lost on attendees, with Central Coast locals Aimee Paquette, Ray Laboyrie, Paul Guignard and Sylvie Carey treated as Petanque royalty,” said organiser Mr Stephen Ryan. Thirty six competitors, which was more than any previous year, vied for the 2013 trophy, including eventual winners and number one seeds, Brad Petersen and Pete Segol, who are both local Patonga residents. Petersen and Segol did not have it all their way, however. Justin Sharples, who was moonlighting as a Frenchmen and competing

under the alias of Justin Le Bouffant, teamed with Paquette as the number two seeds and proceeded to decimate the field, winning their first match 9-0, their second 9-1, and their quarter final 9-3 against the English-Kiwi seventh seed combination of Tru Goodman and Warren Pickering. The next two quarter final matches also went as anticipated, with eighth seeds Pam and Pete Smith slightly off their game in their 0-9 loss to Petersen and Segol and fourth seeds Mick O’Connor and Paul Teunis recording a 9-2 win over fifth seed contenders Ray Laboyrie and David Rath. “The last of the quarter finals was far from anticipated with sixth seeds Paul Guignard and Margie Carew-Reid beating the much fancied third seeds Dale Witchard and Tele Tubbee 9-7,” said Mr Ryan. “And the Guignard and Carew-Ried train did not stop there, eliminating the French team of le Bouffant and Paquette 9-4 in the first semi-final.

“Guignard lobbed his boules within millimetres of the cochonnet, Carew-Reid plundered the opposition boules with contempt and le Bouffant could only watch on in awe, occasionally throwing his hands in the air and exclaiming ‘Oh, no, no, no...c’est impossible, ca!’ “In the other semifinal, Peterson and Segol dispatched O’Connor and Teunis 10-5 in a thrilling show of skill by both teams. “Petersen and Segol’s 9-2 win in the final was tighter than the score perhaps suggests, but their victory was well deserved. “As runner-up, Margie Carew-Reid was the highest placed female competitor, and she and Guignard let the field know they will be significant foes this time around next year. “And as for le Bouffant, as he packed his Citroen for an evening Air France flight to Europe, we had time to ask one question of him...’Will he be back?’ “Le Bouffant’s answer: “Petanque! Patonga! Oui, Oui!” said Mr Ryan.

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Terrigal take out the A Grade Mid-Week Triples for the fourth year Kevin Dring, Bowls Central Coast

errigal Bowling Club extended its record run in the Bowls Central Coast A Grade Mid-Week Triples competition to four years in a row by winning this year’s event in a convincing fashion.

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P7 - GRANDSTAND - October 17, 2013

Bat & Ball

Debutants defeat cricket premiers William Gregg, Umina Cricket Club

he recently promoted Umina Cricket Club won its first round Prem ier League game against last season’s premiership winning team Narara on Saturday, October 5, at Fagans Park.

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restricted Narara’s batting attack. All bowlers bowled well with James Smith (3/44), Jason Periera and Dan Fiddock doing damage to Narara batting. Umina’s new recruits Jason Periera (68) and Matt Makepiece (45) got the Umina team off to a good start with the bat.

Umina captain, Brad Jones (38 not out), came in to score the winning runs. In other grades, Jeff Tomlin scored 59 in third division, while Matt Barr scored 55 and Cody Fleming, in his debut in grade cricket, took four wickets in the sixth division.

Cricket association is valued provider of coaching support Aidan Cuddington, Central Coast Cricket Association

he Central Coast Cricket Association has been recognised by the Australian Sports Commissions’ Active After School Communities (AASC) program as a valued provider of coaching support.

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Frankie Walsh has been working closely with Karen Burke and Liesl McGrath of the AASC in expanding cricket’s contribution to the program. Frankie recently held a coaching seminar for the AASC’s non-cricketing coaches and has arranged for four coaches to take part in the program at over 10 different schools. “We are actively

on Tuesday, August 20. “We had an excellent day with teams playing successfully and the students enjoying

illiby’s Jake Scicluna has been selected in the 13-man NSW U19 squad that will compete at the Cricket Australia U19 National Championships in Hobart from December 2 to 12.

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three days of matches. From this, selectors chose the U19 City and Country teams with the NSW squad named at the end of this two match series. Jake was a member of the NSW team which finished fifth at last season’s championships. NSW U19 coach Mr Michael Maclennan said the squad was well balanced and experienced. “We are fortunate to have four Australian U19 players in this squad in Damien Mortimer, Riley Ayre, Jake Doran and Jeremy Maher, while Damien has also

The NSW squad was selected following an extensive State-wide selection process the recent U19 State Challenge held from September 24 to 26 which featured four regional teams and two city teams in

had significant captaincy experience at that level. “Steve Birch and Daya Singh have also returned in excellent form after spending the winter in England,� he said. “Singh, Scicluna, Maher, Jagot, Doran, Fallins and Mortimer also play in the Sydney First Grade competition. “Playing at this level against experienced and hardened cricketers is an ideal opportunity for these guys to develop their skills further ahead of the U19 Championships,� he added.

Championship at Magenta Lisa Kable, NRMA

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orty students from the Central Coast Adventist School participated in the local Milo Cricket fun day held

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encouraging all our clubs to assist Frankie in getting qualified coaches involved in the program with a view to providing more children with the opportunity to learn about cricket and take the game up on a regular basis,� said Central Coast Cricket Association executive officer Mr Aidan Cuddington.

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October 17, 2013 - GRANDSTAND - P6

Rugby league team wins University Shield Quarter Finals Sam Ricketts, Gorokan High School

orokan High School’s Open Boys Rugby League Team successfully won their game in the University Shield Quarter Finals recently.

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with the support of sporting coordinator Joel Anderson, managed to convincingly defeat their opponents on the day, allowing them to advance to the next round. The team from Gorokan High School will play in the Semi-Finals against Bathurst High School.

Local girls play in NRL Legends Shield Finals Nicole Cumming, St Patrick’s Catholic College

he St Patrick’s Catholic College Girls NRL team recently played in the NRL Legends Shield Finals held in Sydney on Wednesday, August 21.

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The team, made up of 11 St Patrick’s students won two of their three games, 10-6 and 8-0. “They defended well and made some gallant try-saving tackles while also making great runs to

score tries,” said sports coordinator Ms Catherine Kyle. “The team showed amazing spirit and should be proud of their achievements. The team was comprised of Kyra Evans McGrath, Kiara Takacs, Hannah Casey, Isabella Wollenaupt, Amber Cox, Daniela Pizzata, Skye McDowell, Bridgette Pizzata, Ebony Sparachino, Bianca Sparachino, and Eliza Churchward, who was also the recipient of the Best and Fairest Medal.

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Mitch Williams named Roos’ Player of the Year Matt Lavin, Wyong Rugby League Club Group

yong Roos’ p l a y e r s , staff and officials gathered together on Friday, September 27, to celebrate the success of the 2013 season and acknowledge the more remarkable efforts over the past 12 months.

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Mitch Williams received the club’s highest award and was chosen as Player of the Year after his outstanding 2013 season. The award capped off a great year for Williams after he skippered the NSW Residents Representative team to beat Queensland, was named hooker and vice-captain of the VB NSW Cup Team of the Year and comfortably won the prestigious VB NSW Cup Player of the Year award. Brad Kieghran won Youth of the Year for the second year running and joined Dean Amos and Phil Langley as the only players to have twice taken that prize. Kieghran was called into first grade late in the season and was among the best performers each week he took to the field. After first grade bowed out in week one of the finals series, Kieghran returned to the under-18s and steered the team to a premiership in the strong Central Coast division competition.

Mitch Williams and Grant Nelson

Allen Mallia Malau received the Bert Deaves Memorial Trophy for the single most outstanding performance in a match for his effort in scoring four tries in the second round victory against Mounties in the VB NSW Cup. The Darryl Paler Memorial Trophy for the Best and Fairest Player in the top grade went to VB NSW Cup fullback Grant Nelson. Despite at times being man-handled by some of the big men in the opposition teams, Nelson grew in confidence as the season

progressed, finishing with several man of the match performances. Luke Sharpe, with 26 tries, was the club’s top try scorer, and was recently selected in the Australian Institute of Sport team to tour New Zealand. Recognition was also given to departing head coach Paul Stringer. Direct Bob Pettiford acknowledge the contribution made by Stringer over the last seven years, in particular, the instrumental role he had in securing Wyong’s

participation in the VB NSW Cup and his commitment to ensuring success in this inaugural season despite the many challenges of that competition. Receiving a framed Roos’ jersey signed by the NSW Cup players, Stringer thanked the club and players for the support he received and the opportunities provided over the years. Stringer said he had come to feel like part of the furniture and was disheartened to be leaving.

Amos named first grade player coach for Roos Matt Lavin, Wyong Rugby League Club Group

yong Roos Rugby League Club has named former country representative and local junior Dean Amos as first grade player-coach in the Central Coast Division competition for the 2014 season.

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He was called into first grade with Wyong in 1994 and has also spent time with South Sydney Rabbitohs and Newcastle Knights. Amos said he was keen on completing sets and keeping pressure on the opposition. “I will be looking for an 85% to 90% completion rate,” he said. “Everyone has a job and will be expected to do it. “The boys will find me patient and relaxed but everyone will need to be on time and we will do things together.” Amos will work closely with Rip Taylor as part of

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Mariners

Mariners National Youth League squad finalised

Mariners Futsal Club launched

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Paul Chapman, International Football School

he International Football School (IFS) and Central Coast Mariners have expanded their partnership to include the launch of the new Mariners Futsal Club.

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“Futsal is practiced around the world as a key element in developing highly skilled football players,” said IFS CEO Mr Paul Chapman. “Our students already play it every week and we’re excited to be a part of expanding this opportunity to all players on the Central Coast.” Sanctioned by FIFA, Futsal is a fast paced, fivea-side indoor version of football. Using a smaller ball in a more confined space, frequency of touches is increased and players are forced to make quick decisions, developing skills at a rapid rate. According to Chapman, playing 20 minutes of Futsal is the equivalent of playing about two hours of standard

football. “The likes of Messi, Pele, Cristiano Ronaldo, Xavi, Ronaldinho and Neymar all played Futsal as young players,” said Chapman. “In Australia Futsal is played at a national level by the Futsalroos. "Locally, players have the chance to be selected for representative teams to play in state and national titles

under the Mariners Futsal Club name.” Mariners Youth League Head Coach and exMariners player, Patrick Zwaanswijk , said the new Mariners Futsal Club formed part of the best pathway for youth development in this country. “Tommy Rogic was a member of the Futsalroos and the skills he gained

there helped him gain his Mariners’ contract,” Zwaanswijk said. “Futsal is great for improving technique, firsttouch and decision-making - these are the three skills you must develop as a footballer.” The competition began on Friday, October 11, at the Central Coast Youth Centre in Niagara Park.

Mariners match sold out

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he first Central Coast Mariners Hyundai A-League match at Bluetongue Stadium on Satyurday October 12, sold out at around 10:10am on

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the morning of the match. As of late Friday afternoon, the Mariners also had a record 5,448 members signed up for the Club’s Hyundai A-League Championship defence. The Mariners originally

targeted 5,000 members for the 2013-14 campaign – a 45% increase on the Club’s previous best member figure set last season. Central Coast Mariners Group general manager Mr Peter Turnbull said the strong member numbers

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Both parties promise to redevelop oval The redevelopment of Woy Woy oval will proceed with Federal funding of $3.5 million promised by both Labor and Liberal candidates. Minister for Sport Senator Don Farrell and Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill have announced $3.5 million million in federal funding for the redevelopment of Woy Woy Oval. “Federal Labor has a strong commitment to community sport and the Woy Woy Oval is an important piece of community infrastructure,” said Minister Farrell. “This funding is recognition of the great community support that the Member for Robertson Deb O’Neill has garnered in her work with members of Woy Woy’s local rugby clubs.” Ms O’Neill has been working for over a year with representatives of Country Rugby League and local rugby union clubs who share the use of the oval towards receiving a funding commitment. “I’ve had more than 2000 Coasties sign my petition to show the Federal Government just how important this piece of infrastructure is for the Peninsula. Meanwhile, Liberal candidate for Robertson Lucy Wicks

announced a $3.5 million funding commitment to the redevelopment of the Woy Woy Oval grandstand. “I am very pleased to be able to announce that a Coalition government would provide this vital funding for Woy Woy Oval, which is in desperate need of redevelopment and renewal,” said Ms Wicks. “I have listened to the Woy Woy community and fought hard for this funding. “The progressive redevelopment will see the oval capable of accommodating up to 10,000 spectators. “This will be fantastic for the local community and surrounding areas.” The funding for Woy Woy Oval

is part of the Coalition’s Growth Plan for the Central Coast, which Ms Wicks said would strengthen the local economy with more jobs, more investment and better services. “Redeveloping and renewing the Woy Woy Oval will provide much needed investment in community and sporting infrastructure on the Central Coast. “The redeveloped oval will be a civic centerpiece of Woy Woy and contribute to job creation in the area,” said Ms Wicks. Peninsula Chamber of Commerce president Mr Matthew Wales has welcomed the news. “The redevelopment of the Woy Woy Oval grandstand was one of the Peninsula Chamber’s

Peninsula stands to lose $41 million in broadband, says campaigner The Peninsula stands to lose more than $41 million in broadband infrastructure investment if the Federal Coalition wins the election, according to broadband campaigner Mr David Abrahams of Organise Internet. Mr Abrahams said the figure was the difference between the value of work currently contracted to take place on the Peninsula, and what would be delivered by the Coalition broadband policy of only providing Fibre-To-TheNode. “Stopping the NBN at this stage will be a massive blow to the Peninsula and leave the area with internet speeds a mere 2.5 per cent of those that will be available in the Gosford CBD from December,” said Mr Abrahams. “Local firms would also lose more than $100 million in contract payments under the Coalition’s watered-down NBN

policy.” Mr Abrahams said he had sent his calculations to candidates for the federal election and to all Gosford and Wyong councillors. “After more than a decade of lobbying and business planning and having infrastructure plans signed and published the Central Coast now risks a massive deinvestment. “Furthermore, the region is set to be dotted with hundreds of large street cabinets if the Coalition’s plans go ahead.” These cabinets were the socalled nodes in the alternative NBN plans. “They are much larger than the current NBN fibre cabinets as they will require power supplies for the old copper network.” In the UK, the cabinet dimensions are 1.8 metres high by 2.2 metres wide and one metre deep. Mr Abrahams said about 1000 of this street furniture would be installed on the Central Coast. “Local community groups and

councillors need to be aware of the consequences of the alternative NBN plans,” said Mr Abrahams. “I’m a local small businessman, not a politician or party member, though I do recognise good and poor policy. “The Central Coast has suffered poor service and expensive telecommunications costs for decades. “Indeed many areas in the Gosford LGA are still suffering. “I’m particularly appealing to independent candidates and councillors to recognise the damage the alternative plans will do to our local economy. “De-investment is a serious business in any project as it sends the wrong signal to the investment community. “Gosford has had its fair share of this over the years, but if the rollout is scaled back the Peninsula will miss out again,” said Mr Abrahams. Media release, 28 Aug 2013 David Abrahams, Killcare

three key election projects, so the news that a Liberal Government would provide $3.5 million towards this project is welcome news,” said Mr Wales. “This election commitment is in addition to the $1.75 million already committed by Gosford City Council as part of a $6 million project. “Our understanding is that these funds will ensure that stages one and three of the Woy Woy grandstand redevelopment can be completed which will include seating for 800 people, club facilities, change rooms, sports ground amenities and importantly, commercial areas for potential leasing. “This project has the potential to re-activate the Oval Ave

precinct and create a link between the sports ground facilities and commercial centre”. “The Chamber has been pushing hard to ensure key infrastructure such as the Woy Woy Oval become part of an integrated approach to the revitalisation of the old Woy Woy town centre. “The funding commitment by the Liberal candidate Lucy Wicks will ensure that this revitalisation process will get a healthy start and the Chamber will continue to lobby the NSW State Government for matching funds to fully complete the project. “We are still hopeful that further funding commitments will be made by the federal candidates including monies towards the upgrading of the Peninsula’s roads and key intersections and the construction of the new ferry wharf at Bangalow St on the Ettalong Beach foreshore,” said Mr Wales. Media release, 29 Aug 2013 Richard Mehrtens, office of Deborah O’Neill MP Media release, 28 Aug 2013 Mary Doherty, Office of Lucy Wicks Media release, 29 Aug 2013 Matthew Wales, Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

Local schools would receive $38.2M less, say teachers Schools in the Robertson electorate would receive $38.2 million less education funding under a Coalition government than under Labor, according to the Ettalong-Woy Woy Teachers Association Association secretary Mr Chris Wright said the shortfall would come because Tony Abbott has only committed to fund four years of the six-year NSW Gonski funding agreement. “Mr Abbott is trying to deceive people into thinking he will implement the full Gonski funding model if he wins the federal election,” Mr Wright said. “The problem with Mr Abbott’s political shift is that the NSW Gonski agreement runs for six years, with $3.2 billion of the total of $5 billion of additional funding not due to be paid until the last two years.” “Four years of funding means

an Abbott Coalition government will spend two thirds less than the funding provided in the agreement signed by NSW Liberal Premier Barry O’Farrell. “An Abbott government won’t just be ripping funding from public schools that need it the most. “Catholic and independent schools will also lose.” Mr Wright said that under a Labor government, schools in the Robertson electorate would receive $54.6 million in funding. He said that should Mr Abbott be elected Prime Minister on September 7, Robertson schools would receive only $16.4 million in funding. “Mr Abbott’s position is simply unacceptable,” Mr Wright said. “Gonski is meant to provide extra funding for more support and individual attention for students.” Email, 26 Aug 2013 Chris Wright, Ettalong-Woy Woy Teachers Association

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and round one attendance would help the Club get the 2013-14 season off to a strong start off the pitch. “The Club is aiming for a crowd average of over 12,000 fans per match this season and certainly these early season metrics will help us reach that goal,” Mr Turnbull said. “There is a great amount of enthusiasm about this season’s competition, and as defending Champions we’re excited by the prospect of opening the campaign with the first sold out match of Hyundai A-League 201314.”

No less than seven players who featured in the Club’s Academy system in 2013 have been re-signed or promoted to the Mariners’ Foxtel NYL ranks. Speedy utility Dillon Vorster, goalkeeper David Bradasevic as well as defender Joshua Forbes and midfielder Steve Whyte will again play for the Club’s second side in season six of Australia’s premier youth competition. Meanwhile, locals Liam O’Dell, Nathan Verity, and Daniel McFarlane are set for their first season with the Mariners in the Foxtel NYL. Zwaanswijk said he is pleased with the way his 15-player squad has taken shape ahead of the junior Mariners’ first game of the new Foxtel NYL season against Adelaide United Youth in Tuggerah on Sunday, October 27. “Our main focus has been on signing as many young local players as possible, so we have the best chance to develop them into Hyundai A-League professionals over the next few seasons,” Zwaanswijk said. “We are taking a threeto-four year approach with a number of these boys, so it’s really up to them to apply themselves and try to make the most of the chance they have earned.” The Mariners’ Foxtel NYL side will also feature talented attacker Patrick Dixon – formerly of the Australian Institute of Sport – and winger-cum-striker Joshua Bingham.

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Lucy Wicks wins Robertson Liberal candidate Ms Lucy Wicks is set to be the new Member for Robertson having recorded 52.92 per cent of the two-party vote in the federal election held on Saturday, September 7. After distribution of preferences, she had received 42,658 votes as of Friday, September 12. Former Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill has conceded defeat. At the time Peninsula News went to press, counting of postal and absentee votes for the Robertson electorate had not been finalized and the result of the poll had not been declared. With just a 0.05 per cent increase in the Liberal party vote, Ms Wicks received 43.58 per cent of the first preference votes with a total of 35,133, which was 6574 more than Ms O’Neill received. Ms O’Neill suffered a swing against her of 4.33 per cent and received 35.43 per cent of first preference votes or 36,578 after distribution of preferences. Ms O’Neill, said it had “been a great honour to serve the people of Robertson for the last three years”. Ms Wicks said she was “humbled by the people of Robertson” for choosing her as their representative, and promised that the people of the electorate would no longer be taken for granted. “That stops now and I promise to be the strong voice in parliament that the people of the Central Coast need. “I’m proud that the first thing the Coalition government will do is scrap the carbon tax because it was the biggest issue residents raised with me. “I’m also looking forward to working with my Liberal counterparts on delivering the Coalition’s $21 million growth plan for the Central Coast. “I’d also like to thank everyone for their support. “I couldn’t have done it without the strong Liberal community and volunteers and my family,” said Ms Wicks. However, despite the strong vote for Ms Wicks, she was the preferred candidate at only six of 16 polling places around the Peninsula. Ms O’Neill said she has been overwhelmed with good wishes from locals. “I am proud of the work we have been able to accomplish in three years,” said Ms O’Neill. “Working to make a difference

for the people on the Coast whose voices were so often silenced under the previous Coalition Government. “We have delivered $55 million in health infrastructure for the Coast, $7 million for the GP Superclinic, $28.6 million for the Regional Cancer Centre, and $19.55 million to bring the Woy Woy Rehab back to life. “In the last term of the previous Liberal Government, Gosford Council received only $1 million. “Under Labor, in just three years, we have delivered $58 million for local roads, services and infrastructure. “Our local schools also received a much needed boost of $80 million for new classrooms, libraries and vital refurbishments. “The Labor Government of the 43rd Parliament delivered for the Central Coast. “We as a community need to make sure that the Abbott Government deliver on the few commitments he made and deliver the promises already in the Budget. “The F3-M2 Missing Link and the Kariong exit lane widening is already in the Budget and must be built. “Kibbleplex is in the Budget, and must be built. “And vague promises of a Regional Performing Arts Centre need to be clarified and fought for. “However, John Singleton’s influence is clear, by funding former Independent Lawrie McKinna, who delivered his preferences, secured the seat for the Liberal Party. “Labor stands for a fair go for all, not just for some. “I look forward to continuing to work for the people of the Central Coast, now and into the future. “I once again thank everyone for their support over the last three years,” said Ms O’Neill. As of Friday, a total of 94.13 per cent of the 85,636 votes were formal with 5.87 per cent listed as informal. About nine per cent of the votes were cast at the Woy Woy Pre-poll Voting Centre. Website, 12 Sep 2013 Australian Electoral Commission Media statement, 9 Sep 2013 Mary Doherty, Office of Lucy Wicks Media statement, 9 Sep 2013 Richard Mehrtens, Office of Deborah O’Neill

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Deborah O’Neill remains more popular Labor’s Deborah O’Neill remained the more popular candidate on the Peninsula in the Federal election despite losing the seat of Robertson. Ms O’Neill received 11,811 votes at the Peninsula’s 13 polling booths, 51.87 per cent of the two-party vote of a total of 22,772 counted as of Friday. Ms O’Neill was also the preferred candidate at nine of the 13 booths. At Booker Bay Preschool, a total of 705 formal votes were received with Ms Wicks receiving 56.39 per cent with a total of 397 votes. Ettalong Beach Primary School recorded a total of 2555 formal votes with Ms O’Neill receiving 53.35 per cent with a total of 1363 votes. At Woy Woy South Primary School, Ms O’Neill received 1189 of the 2029 formal votes with 58.60 per cent. Umina Beach Public School recorded a total of 2052 formal votes with 1073 going to Ms

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O’Neill and 979 awarded to Ms Wicks. Patonga Progress Association saw one vote difference between Ms Wicks and Ms O’Neill with Ms Wicks recording 100 votes and Ms O’Neil 101. At Pearl Beach Community

Centre 172 of the 339 votes went to Ms Wicks with Ms O’Neill recording 49.26 per cent. Umina Community Hall recorded 1096 votes with 595 going to Ms O’Neill and 501 to Ms Wicks. Brisbane Water Secondary College’s Umina campus recorded 878 of the 1519 votes to Ms O’Neill and 641 to Ms Wicks. At Umina Uniting Church Community Centre, 926 of 1749 formal votes went to Ms O’Neill and 823 to Ms Wicks. Brisbane Water Secondary College’s Woy Woy Campus saw 829 of the 1547 votes awarded to Ms O’Neill and 718 to Ms Wicks while the Bays Community Hall saw Ms Wicks awarded 146 of the 290 votes and Ms O’Neill 144. Woy Woy Pre-poll Voting Centre saw Ms Wicks receive 4141 of the 7842 votes and Ms O’Neill 3701 while the Woy Woy South Progress Association saw Ms O’Neill receive 445 of the 848 votes and Ms Wicks receive 403. Website, 12 Sep 2013 Australian Electoral Commission

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Gospel Garden sets $400,000 target The Gospel Garden Sanctuary committee is attempting to raise $400,000 by Christmas to buy the Umina building to avoid it being torn down for commercial development.

Gospel Garden Sanctuary founder Mr Danny DeMoreta said the committee had asked Gosford Council for assistance to buy the building for Umina. “The talks aren’t over. “However, all we’ve received so far are reasons why they may

not be able to help,” said Mr DeMoreta. “For two years now, dedicated volunteers have run the Gospel Garden Sanctuary in Umina Beach, without the aid of any government grants or assistance. “It’s been hard work and it’s

been worth it too. “The Gospel Garden Sanctuary has become a unique open-door social centre in the heart of Umina Beach, where people can come and feel free to enjoy events and social activities.” He said people interested

in helping could contact the committee by email at uacvumina@hotmail.com.au. Media release, 27 Sep 2013 Danny DeMoreta, Gospel Garden Sanctuary

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Submissions made about wharves study Three submissions have been received about local maritime facilties after Gosford Council exhibited its Brisbane Water Public Wharves and Boat Ramps Usage Study. The study, which aimed to prioritise upgrades and identify sites for added infrastructure, has now been adopted by council. One submission nominated improvements to the Blackwall Point boat ramp facility. These improvements included the need for toilets, a longer slipway for low tide launching, double ramp width and the extension of the manoeuvring area to allow for more vehicle waiting capacity. In his report, Council’s director of city services Mr Stephen Glen stated that the site was unsuitable

for upgrading to a regional facility due to difficult road access and site limitations. “The Blackwall Point facility is considered difficult for vehicular access and would require significant improvement before this site would be considered suitable for improvement to a regional facility,” stated the report. Another submission stated that the study should be extended to include commuter user ferry needs and a hierarchy of wharves requiring higher standards. The submission also recommended the relocation of the existing Ferry Rd wharf to the alternative Bangalow St site when the Ferry Rd wharf had reached its useful life and required replacement. Mr Glen responded and said the submission had been noted

regarding the relocation of the wharf, however, the Better Boating Program grant conditions for the study applied only to the assessment of public recreational maritime facilities and could not be extended to commercial activities. One submission identified the need to upgrade Empire Bay’s Kendall Rd wharf as well as the need to improve the Empire Bay Reserve area. Mr Glen reported that this had been identified as a priority to be upgraded. However, grant funding from the Better Boating Program was restricted to providing maritime infrastructure and other funding sources would be required to improve the public reserve area. The report stated that Council was responsible for 23 boat ramps

Bingham won the Wollongong Wolves’ Grade 20 Player of the Year and Golden Boot Award this year. Midfielder Jesse Curran, right fullback Jacob Esposito, and attacking midfielder Adrian Vlastelica will also play for Mariners Youth, as will versatile midfielder Dominic Ferguson, goalkeeper Tonu Liiband, and 16-year-old former Sydney Olympic player Lachlan Everett. “We’ve put together a team that is full of boys who are eager to learn, and who we believe are very strong mentally,” Zwaanswijk said. “We don’t head into this Foxtel NYL season with many experienced players, however, while we will naturally aim to win matches the primary key performance indicator for us is the development of the boys.” Zwaanswijk has a further 11 train-on players he utilises for sessions on the Central Coast and in Sydney’s northern suburbs. Currently, the Mariners’ Foxtel NYL side trains twice a week in Tuggerah, and once at Knox Grammar School in Wahroonga. Central Coast Mariners 2013-14 National Youth League Squad: Adrian Vlastelica, Daniel McFarlane, David Bradasevic (Gk), Dillon Vorster, Dominic Ferguson, Jacob Esposito, Jesse Curran, Joshua Bingham, Joshua Forbes, Lachlan Everett, Liam O’Dell, Nathan Verity, Patrick Dixon, Steve Whyte, Tonu Liiband (Gk) Central Coast Mariners Youth vs. Adelaide United Youth – Foxtel National Youth League 2013/14 Round 1 Sunday, October 27 Central Coast Mariners Centre of Excellence, Tuggerah Kick-off: 10:30am Admission: Free

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and 43 public wharves within Brisbane Water. The study, which was publicly exhibited between February 20 and March 20 this year, found most maritime facilities within Brisbane Water were in an average condition. The replacement value of existing maritime assets in the study area was estimated at $6.9 million. A total of 22 wharves and boat ramps were identified as priority for replacement in the near future, at a total cost of $2.7 million. These included Woy Woy Town Centre wharf, Ferry Rd wharf, Kendall Rd wharf and boat ramp, Killcare wharf, Woy Woy cargo wharf, Hardys Bay wharf, Wagstaffe wharf, Lions Park wharf No.2, Woy Woy Bay wharf, Phegans Bay wharf, Oroo St wharf, Pier St wharf and Rawson Rd wharf.

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Mr Glen said the need for replacement of public wharves and boat ramps should be given to high priority facilities only, due to the limited funding allocations. “Any decision to replace low priority works or create new infrastructure should be considered against the priority of other capital works items which will result in already identified projects being deferred,” stated Mr Glen’s report. The council was successful in receiving grant funding under the 2010-11 Better Boating Program to undertake a detailed investigation of the existing maritime infrastructure, boat usage patterns and fishing amenities within Brisbane Water. A total of eight submissions were made in response to the study. Gosford Council Agenda CIT.28, 17 Sep 2013

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Grand final rematch ends in a draw Paul Johnson, Central Coast Mariners

entral Coast M a r i n e r s started the Hyundai A-League 201314 season with a 1-1 draw against Western Sydney Wanderers at Bluetongue Stadium on Saturday, October 12.

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Having led for most of the second half courtesy of a well-worked goal between new signing Marcos Flores and winger Mitchell Duke in the 55th minute, it looked as if victory would be there for the yellow and navy. However a Tomi Juric strike in the 87th minute levelled the scores and that is the way the tightly contested match ultimately finished. The first half of the sold out match was a tense affair with both sides getting a feel for the tempo of the game in hot conditions on a slick Bluetongue Stadium pitch. In the 10th minute Nick Fitzgerald won a free kick on the edge of the area, and Flores nearly made the Wanderers pay the ultimate price by curling the ball around the wall and forcing a save from a sprawled out Ante Covic. Flores, who delivered a stellar performance in his first time in yellow, would go close again 10 minutes later. His well-struck shot was on target but was blocked on its way to goal. In-between those events, Mariners’ goalkeeper Justin Pasfield produced a string of saves which culminated with a stop from a Mark Bridge effort. Following Pasfield’s heroics, Youssouf Hersi spooned a shot over the bar. The only other chance of note in the first 45 saw Mile Sterjovski spray a difficult

The Marinators in full swing in round one

chance on the volley over the bar. It took the Mariners less than 10 minutes into the second period to crack the Wanderers. The ball that put Duke through on goal from Flores was top shelf, as was the finish from the pacey 22-yearold who deftly chipped it past Covic to make the score 1-0. Central Coast Mariners’ fan favourite Matt Simon was introduced to the match in the 66th minute and he was given a rapturous reception on his return to the Club. Although the dangerous marksman did not score, he was the busy striker of old. Wanderers’ coach Tony Popovic introduced Shinji Ono and Juric to the match and it was the latter who ultimately had the bigger impact on proceedings. Pasfield was forced into

a string of important saves in the Mariners’ goal and though he turned away a Mark Bridge volley as well as an Ono free kick, he could do nothing to keep out a Juric’s late strike. After jostling with Joshua Rose on the wing, Hersi sent a cross into the box that Juric tucked home. Following the contest, Central Coast Mariners head coach, Graham Arnold, said he was sure his side would continue to get better as the season goes on. “I think that you can put the goal that we conceded down to the fact that we ran out of legs,” he said. “We had a late start because of the ACL (2013 AFC Champions League), and at one stage I had four players putting their hand up to come off. “(But) overall I think it was

a good point. “We’re disappointed we didn’t keep the three, but it was a good point. “We’re still a work in progress, so we’ve got to be happy with that.” Arnold offered praise to rookie right-back Storm Roux, who enjoyed a solid debut for the Club in front of 17,134 supporters. “Storm was outstanding,” he said. “He had a really good game and I thought he would have been close to man of the match. “He kept Mark Bridge quiet and got over the top

and showed a lot of energy.” On Flores’ performance, Arnold said: “I thought Marcos was back to the Marcos Flores that we all know.” “Once the front players get used to what he’s doing and start getting on the same wavelength as Marcos then I am sure we will get better and better.” Central Coast Mariners’ next Hyundai A-League 2013/14 fixture is against Melbourne Heart at AAMI Park, Melbourne on Saturday, October 19. Kick-off in Victoria is at 5:30pm AEST.

Central Coast Mariners 1 (Duke 55’) Western Sydney Wanderers 1 (Juric 87’) Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford Central Coast Mariners: 1. Justin PASFIELD (Gk), 3. Joshua ROSE, 5. Zachary ANDERSON (4. Marcel SEIP 79’), 7. John HUTCHINSON (C), 8. Nick MONTGOMERY, 9. Mitchell DUKE, 10. Marcos FLORES (17. Anthony CACERES 79’), 11. Nick FITZGERALD, 15. Storm ROUX, 16. Trent SAINSBURY, 21. Mile STERJOVSKI (19. Matt SIMON 66’) Substitutes not used: 6. Brent GRIFFITHS, 12. Liam REDDY (Gk) Yellow cards: Nick MONTGOMERY Red cards: Nil Western Sydney Wanderers: 1. Ante COVIC (Gk), 3. Adam D’APUZZO, 4. Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY, 5. Michael BEAUCHAMP (C), 6. Jerome POLENZ, 7. Labinot HALITI (9. Tomi JURIC 52’), 8. Mateo POLJAK (21. Shinji ONO 52’), 10. Aaron MOOY, 17. Youssouf HERSI, 19. Mark BRIDGE (11. Brendon SANTALAB 85’), 18. Iacopo LA ROCCA Substitutes not used: 20. Jerrad TYSON (Gk), 22. Dean HEFFERNAN Yellow cards: Mateo POLJAK Red cards: Nil Attendance: 17,134 Referee: Kris GriffithsJones

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Doyalson Touch Association kick off season in confidence

Still time to apply for grants

Nerissa Magee, Brilliant Logic

Matthew Sawyer, Office of Communities Sport and Recreation

ocal sport and r e c r e a t i o n organisations still have time to apply for a Participation and Facility Funding Program grant, facilitated by the Office of Sport and Recreation.

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he Doyalson Junior Touch Association will kick off the 20132014 season confident they have the coaches and referees required to train and umpire their games, thanks to a grant from the Wallarah 2 Coal Project.

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Doyalson Junior Touch Association representative team committee president Ms Sheralee Langbridge said the grant would directly support 10 of the association’s young teams, ensuring they are able to continue playing the game they love this season. “Unfortunately, it is

always a challenge ensuring we have refs and coaches for our teams and ultimately, if we can’t secure both, there will be no teams and no competition – a sad prospect for our young players,” Ms Langbridge said. “Wallarah’s support means we can afford to pay for these additional resources and we don’t have to sacrifice other team-building activities like team barbeques and end of season trophy presentations, which are funded through the registration process. “As we commence the season, we have 10 referees now locked in and six trained coaches who can help our teams achieve success on the field. “Without Wallarah’s

assistance, this may not have been the case.” The Doyalson Junior Touch Association competition is open to young people between seven and 18-years-old, with the season running from October 2013 to March 2014. Doyalson Junior Touch Association played their first game of the season on Monday, October 7, at Doyalson. Wallarah 2 environment and community manager Mr Peter Smith said sporting initiatives play a critical role in building the confidence and wellbeing of young people and creating a shared sense of community. “It is fantastic we were able to assist with the cost

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associated with the training of coaches and referees,” Mr Smith said. “About 500 children from the northern part of the Central Coast take part in the competition and we were pleased to be able to help in a small way.”

The focus of the program is to provide increased opportunities for participation in sport and recreation and assist with the funding for the development of local and regional level sport and recreation facilities in NSW. The program will consist of two types of projects being, Participation projects that deliver a sport or physical activity participation experience to a group of people and Facility

Development projects which involve building new or upgrading sport and recreation facilities. The grant is open to NSW incorporated both community based not-forprofit organisations and NSW Local Government Authorities operating under the Local Government Act (1993) and closes on October 30. All grants are capped at $25,000 for facility projects and $10,000 for participation projects. Organisations must contribute 50% or more to the project which may include voluntary labour, donated materials and-or equipment or other resources. Applicants are required to cover any administrations cost necessary.

Charity Touch tournament at Umina

Bill McMahon, Peninsula Touch

he Peninsula T o u c h A s s o c i at i o n , together with a number of community minded local businesses, will hold a Charity Touch Tournament on Sunday, November 17, at McEvoy Oval, Umina, in support of the Children’s Hospital at Westmead

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The tournament will support the Westmead Hospital’s Back on Track program, which provides assistance to families and schools for students who are undergoing treatment and need assistance in their transition back to fulltime schooling. Event coordinator Mr Bill McMahon said: “Peninsula Touch Association is a fantastic community

organisation as evidenced by their support of the Bobbi Dillon Touch event held in 2010.” “With the inaugural Peninsula Touch Knockout this year we have chosen to support the Children’s Hospital at Westmead’s Back on Track program which is a great initiative that supports sick kids and their families. “Apart from raising money for a worthy cause, the tournament also provides a great chance for the people of the Peninsula to get outside, be active and enjoy a run around at the park with friends so we are encouraging as many people as possible to get involved. “We are hoping the tournament will grow and become an annual event, supporting good causes and promoting the Peninsula as a great place to visit,” said

Mr McMahon. The event will cater for social teams of all abilities as well as representative level teams from the Central Coast, Sydney and Newcastle. Games will commence at 10am and conclude by 4pm and entry is $300 per team. There will be prize money for divisional winners, activities at the fields for the kids as well as a raffle, pass the ball competition and prize giveaways. There will also be a social function the night before on Saturday, November 16, at Ettalong Beach Club which will launch the knockout and the upcoming regular Peninsula Touch summer competition. Mr McMahon said Peninsula Touch was also encouraging corporate support with sponsorship packages available for the event.


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Carey succeeds at the Australian Natural Physique Championships

McNamara and Butler selected in representative team Warren Butler, Warnervale Rugby Club

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esident personal trainer at Snap Fitness Gosford, Carey Greentree competed in the INBA Australian Natural Physique Championships held in Melbourne on Sunday, October 6, and took out second place in the Mr Australia Master 60 to 69 years event.

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Carey, who won the Mr Australia competition last year, competed against fellow titleholders including Mr World and Mr Olympia and placed second to Robert Walkley. “The competition was really hard,” said Carey. “We’ve all gone to and fro, I’ve beaten them and they’ve beaten me.” As part of the judging, contestants had to undergo a symmetry and muscularity round. “We all go on stage and then we are asked to turn around and check our symmetry out in four poses and then we’re judged on our muscularity,” said Carey. As part of his preparation in the lead up to competitive bodybuilding events, Carey, who has been competing for over 15 years, said that he undertakes extreme dieting and has trained six days a week. “I train Monday to Friday and on Sunday I might work on my weak body parts,” he said. “I survive on chicken, broccoli, fish, asparagus, rice, sweet potato and oats. “And you have to drink a lot of water. “I probably have up to six to eight litres of water a day. “I maintain that kind of

diet for at least two months. “I diet slowly because the whole idea is to retain muscle,” he said. Carey said the lead up to bodybuilding competitions was not only mentally taxing, but also put strain on his personal relationships. “You can get a little bit gnarly and a little bit vague because you’re carbohydrate depleted so your brain doesn’t function the way it usually would and you can be a little bit short. “When people are dieting, they are really hard to put up with. “I’m good compared to some others. “I know people whose wives want to divorce them because they get really nasty. “But hey when they win it’s a different story.” Carey has won over 100 bodybuilding trophies and said he was probably the longest competing body builder in Australia, having

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been competing for over 15 years. “I work long hours but I enjoy what I do,” said Carey. “It’s my sport; it’s probably the hardest sport you can do. “You have a lot of pressure on you and you have to get your body fat in the single digits. “I’m down to about 3-4% body fat at the moment. “I have been as low as 3.5% but I look like a refugee with muscle,” said Carey. Carey’s next competitive bodybuilding competition will be in America on November 8. “It’s one of the most prestigious events in the world. “I’ve never been in this one before and it will be a holiday for me too,” said Carey. Carey has undergone a multitude of personal training, nutrition and corrective exercise courses.

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a m e r o n McNamara and Ben Butler of the Warnervale Rugby Union Club were recently selected to represent NSW Country Schools against the touring Fijian Schoolboys XV.

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The game was held at The Armidale School and was the first game on tour for the Fiji boys before they play Australian Schools, New Zealand Schools, and Australia A Schools in the Tri-Nations Tournament. The fixture attracted some notable rugby figures, with NSW Waratah and Wallaby Paddy Ryan, former Wallaby and current

Northern Suburb’s coach Scott Fava and ARU’s general manager of development Ben Whitaker making the trip to Armidale to attend a dinner and cheer on the Country boys. “This was a great opportunity for all the boys to play a quality international game, and it was a privilege for TAS and Armidale to host such a high-calibre fixture,” NSW Country Schools Team manager Mr Jim Pennington said. The NSW Country Schools team held the Fiji international schools side to 17-10 until just before halftime, but the Fijians showed their talent by running away with the match in the second half. “For Ben (fullback) and

Cameron (hooker) this was a dream come true, and the experience of playing international rugby against such a very strong team will be long remembered,” said Warnervale Rugby Club’s Warren Butler. “The boys were earlier selected to play the strong Tongan College side at Newcastle Grammar School as a warm-up, so a rugby future for the two players seems to be on the cards.” The international TriNations tournament finishes at Knox Grammar School when Australia A play Fiji, followed by the match between the Australian Schoolboys and New Zealand.

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powerhouse line up of teams is set to contest the 2013 Fitness First Central Coast Sevens International Rugby Festival to be held on the weekend of October 26 and 27 at Wyong Leagues Club.

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Five Fijian teams are set to fly in to contest this year’s event alongside teams from Samoa, Japan and New Zealand in both men and women’s events playing for a total prize pool of $50,000. A weekend of entertainment is planned for families with all the on-

field action surrounded by a family friendly carnival with amusement rides, face painting, market stalls, cultural performances, international food, an appearance by the NSW Waratahs, music, dance crews and a special performance by X Factor contestant Tee. On-field in the men’s tournament, Flying Fijians Tokatoka Westfield Barbarians are returning to defend their title after sweeping through the 2012 Central Coast event followed on by blitzing the 2012 Fijian domestic circuit. The Babas will rightfully start favourites for this

year’s event, however, several teams are expected to challenge strongly for the title including Australian powerhouse teams Sunnybank from Queensland and Randwick Rugby Club regarded as one of Australia’s most famous rugby clubs. The women’s tournament will be also be fiercely contested with defending champions Sunnybank set to face off against the might of New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty in pool rounds. The tournament will see one of the strongest fields in the Southern Hemisphere forming to contest this year’s event including Japan’s

Kanto Champion Rugirl 7 who have been preparing for the tournament for several months. International Invitational side The Mamas feature International and Provincial level players from around the world including Norway, Germany, Australia, Uganda amongst the nationalities that will group together to compete at the event showcasing that by being a mother it does not mean having to give up being an elite athlete. The Te Whanau team semi-finalists in 2012 are expected to feature a number of the World Cup winning Australian Rugby

League team the Jillaroos. The weekend will feature over 80 explosive matches of rugby sevens and a full weekend of family fun and entertainment with the cultural performances set to be a feature of the weekend

including a traditional Haka and Maori Hangi Feast available at the event. The tournament is offering free passes to children aged 13 and under via their official Facebook page.

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