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osford City councillors along with members of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) rolled up their sleeves to coordinate and serve dinner at local charity Coast Shelter on Monday, December 9.

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he annual Carols by Candlelight celebrations will be held on Tuesday, December 24, at The Entrance. The traditions of Christmas will be kept alive with traditional carols performed by the Tuggerah Lakes Show Band and there will also be a special guest for the kids. JB Dance will start the Christmas celebrations at 6pm with a children's Christmas dance spectacular.

The kids will also be entertained by "The Musician" from the Hooley Dooleys and there will be a special performance by the Children's Choir from the Central Coast Conservatorium of Music. The main focus of the evening will be the traditional carols performed by the Tuggerah Lakes Show Band, with special guest appearances from Lambeth Bennett and Leanne Peters. Santa and Mrs Claus are

rumoured to be taking time out of their busy schedule to greet the crowd at approximately 8:40pm. Audiences will be encouraged to sing along to their favourite carols, with song booklets available to purchase on the night. To complete the festivities, a special fireworks display will be held at 9pm.

Organiser Cr Gabby Bowles was joined by Mayor of Gosford City Cr Lawrie McKinna and Crs Hillary Morris, Deanna Bocking, Chris Burke, Craig Doyle and Vicki Scott. General manager Mr Paul Anderson, along with members of Gosford City Council’s ELT Nic Pasternatsky, Danielle Dickson and Colleen Worthy- Jennings, also volunteered their time to help out on the night. Councillors and ELT donated their time and money, organising the menu, shopping, food preparation and serving. Cr Bowles said the night provided a great

opportunity to raise awareness and help those less fortunate in the community. “The festive season is a great time to give back to people in our community who need it most. “Coast Shelter provides a huge number of essential services to people in Gosford City including meals, housing, medical assistance and many other support services. “Each week alone over 1,000 free meals are provided to people through the Coast Community Centre. “This support is reliant on the selfless work of volunteers and donations to the shelter which is why it was important for us to do our bit and lend a hand to help. “We had great feedback from everyone who attended the dinner service and we look forward to continuing to help out wherever we can

throughout the coming year. “We are hoping that other organisations will follow our lead to ensure this local charity can continue the great work they do,” said Cr Bowles. Mr Anderson said council was committed to fostering an inclusive community everyone could enjoy. “Coast Shelter has been operating for over 20 years, with Gosford City Council a strong ongoing supporter during this time. “Over 100,000 people are homeless each night in our country and the work done by Coast Shelter goes towards lowering that statistic in Gosford City. “I am proud that both councillors and members of Gosford City Council’s ELT worked together on this project, volunteering for the benefit of others in our community,” said Mr Anderson.


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with all the colour and excitement of a Christmas Parade. “The Parade attracted thousands of people who lined Mann St ready to see what we roll out,” Mr Brasch said. The parade saw marching bands, vintage cars and fire engines, costumed characters, business floats, roller girls, animals and Santa of course. Central Coast Highland Dancing Inc won the business award for the Christmas Parade. The organisation won a $5,000 media package which will be used to further promote Highland Dancing in the Central Coast Region. Market stalls were set

The Entrance Channel sand movement issues and options report released

The report also examined the costing of a number of options for The Entrance Channel and the management of erosion on The Entrance and North Entrance Beaches. Environment Minister Ms Robyn Parker said the independent study was commissioned by the NSW government to assist the community to better understand the impact of various management options of sand movement for The Entrance Channel. “Engineering consultants Cardno Pty Ltd prepared the report and have conducted extensive modelling and investigations,” Ms Parker said. The report considers a range of matters including the impact, if any, of the available options in relation to sand movement in the Channel, and the likely impact they

up from 9am on the day in Kibble Park. The parade travelled down Mann St, Gosford, at 11am, and ran until just before midday. After the parade, there were many free activities for the whole family in Kibble Park, entertainment on the main stage and food and gift market stalls. There were also jumping castles, Zorb balls, train rides, a giant chess set, giant snow dome and a waterslide. Media release, 20 Nov 2013 Paul Brasch, Gosford Business Improvement District Website, 2 Dec 2013 Facebook Central Coast Highland Dancing group

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Ms Wicks began her speech with a reflection on the “magnificent responsibility and privilege” she felt when she entered St Christopher’s Cathedral in Canberra for the ecumenical service for the opening of the 44th Parliament of Australia. “In that moment, and for just a moment, partisan politics was subsumed by tradition and the greater call on each of our lives, articulating our purpose, our history and our hopes for Australia,” said Ms Wicks. She said that not only was Canberra the nation’s capital, but also her family’s capital. “I remember listening to my relatives debating current affairs and politics in grandma’s lounge room, while arguing as to whose turn it was to make the next cup of tea.” She spoke about being the greatgreat-granddaughter of a political rebel and missionary and how she hoped to “bring the best of both perspectives: concern for fairness and a desire for a principled approach to public policy debate, with perhaps just the odd, occasional verbal fireball thrown in for good measure”. Ms Wicks paid homage to her electorate and said no suburb was without its unique character and environment. “Its beauty is breathtaking: Killcare Beach, the sunsets at Niagara Park going over the hill, sunrise on Brisbane Water when the first rays hit the Lady Kendall moored at Gosford; Lisarow’s rural acreages, the waves and surf at Avoca Beach, the Peninsula’s stunning waterways and its wildlife, and Terrigal’s welcoming atmosphere. “People in Robertson live in the best place in the world. “But the heartbeat of the Central Coast is its people and their concerns, their hopes and their dreams. “When you visit Ettalong Beach, or pick up a newspaper at the local newsagents in Kincumber, or shop in Erina, or do business in Umina or catch an early morning train from Gosford Station, you will hear and perhaps even join the conversations that happen every day around Robertson that articulate people’s aspirations for our community. “You will hear a passion to see our city grow and thrive.

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construction would have on bird habitat and beach amenity on the shores of the Channel, as well as on beach stability and amenity of North Entrance and The Entrance Beaches. Other issues taken up in the report are whether beach nourishment would improve beach amenity

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“The report goes into significant detail on the impact break walls and four other available options would have on The Entrance Channel, and details the pros and cons of each of the five options. “The local community has waited a long time for a study that specifically looks at options to deal with the sand movement issues at The Entrance Channel. “I encourage all interested residents to look at the study report and provide me with feedback on the option they would prefer to see happen. “The study report is open for consultation and feedback until May 2014 and I will be contacting local residents to encourage their input. “Representatives from Cardno will be available for community one concern of local sessions residents during the 2011 consultation election campaign and as in the new year and I a result, the Cardno report am happy for anyone that specifically looks at interested in asking the impact of break walls questions and learning at The Entrance Channel more about the options to come along.” was commissioned. “I am delighted that Media release, 27 Nov 2013 the study is now complete Laurie Alexander, and is available for Office of Chris Spence release,” Mr Spence said.

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osford City councillors along with members of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) rolled up their sleeves to coordinate and serve dinner at local charity Coast Shelter on Monday, December 9.

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he annual Carols by Candlelight celebrations will be held on Tuesday, December 24, at The Entrance.

The traditions of Christmas will be kept alive with traditional carols performed by the Tuggerah Lakes Show Band and there will also be a special guest for the kids. JB Dance will start the Christmas celebrations at 6pm with a children's Christmas dance spectacular.

The kids will also be entertained by "The Musician" from the Hooley Dooleys and there will be a special performance by the Children's Choir from the Central Coast Conservatorium of Music. The main focus of the evening will be the traditional carols performed by the Tuggerah Lakes Show Band, with special guest appearances from Lambeth Bennett and Leanne Peters. Santa and Mrs Claus are

rumoured to be taking time out of their busy schedule to greet the crowd at approximately 8:40pm. Audiences will be encouraged to sing along to their favourite carols, with song booklets available to purchase on the night. To complete the festivities, a special fireworks display will be held at 9pm.

Organiser Cr Gabby Bowles was joined by Mayor of Gosford City Cr Lawrie McKinna and Crs Hillary Morris, Deanna Bocking, Chris Burke, Craig Doyle and Vicki Scott. General manager Mr Paul Anderson, along with members of Gosford City Council’s ELT Nic Pasternatsky, Danielle Dickson and Colleen Worthy- Jennings, also volunteered their time to help out on the night. Councillors and ELT donated their time and money, organising the menu, shopping, food preparation and serving. Cr Bowles said the night provided a great

opportunity to raise awareness and help those less fortunate in the community. “The festive season is a great time to give back to people in our community who need it most. “Coast Shelter provides a huge number of essential services to people in Gosford City including meals, housing, medical assistance and many other support services. “Each week alone over 1,000 free meals are provided to people through the Coast Community Centre. “This support is reliant on the selfless work of volunteers and donations to the shelter which is why it was important for us to do our bit and lend a hand to help. “We had great feedback from everyone who attended the dinner service and we look forward to continuing to help out wherever we can

throughout the coming year. “We are hoping that other organisations will follow our lead to ensure this local charity can continue the great work they do,” said Cr Bowles. Mr Anderson said council was committed to fostering an inclusive community everyone could enjoy. “Coast Shelter has been operating for over 20 years, with Gosford City Council a strong ongoing supporter during this time. “Over 100,000 people are homeless each night in our country and the work done by Coast Shelter goes towards lowering that statistic in Gosford City. “I am proud that both councillors and members of Gosford City Council’s ELT worked together on this project, volunteering for the benefit of others in our community,” said Mr Anderson.

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isarow’s Alice Carrett is one of eight NSW athletes to make the cut to attend the AIS Sports Draft camp in Canberra on December 14.

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Carrett is one of 38 athletes given the opportunity to show if they have what it takes to be a potential Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games gold medallist in the medalrich sports of boxing or judo. The athletes were selected by AIS sports scientists from more than 250 athletes who registered for selection trials in the

nationwide search earlier this year. AIS Director Mr Matt Favier said the athletes would face five days of gruelling testing at the AIS Sports Draft camp – part of Australia’s Winning Edge 2012-2022 game plan – to have the chance to go on and receive 12 months of world best coaching at select venues and camps. “The 38 athletes who have made it this far must be congratulated for being selected for the AIS Sports Draft, in Canberra, in the talent-transfer program but they know that this is another step in being tested to find their maximum potential to

be become champions,” Favier said. “The aim of the camp is to unearth potential gold medallists.” Deputy Director for Athletes, Coaching and Leadership Andrew Logan said while the first AIS Sports Draft was focused on boxing and judo, future drafts would also look for athletes in other disciplines. “Future drafts will also look for athletes in other disciplines or take a themebased approach like target or acrobatic sports to ensure the AIS unearths the best athletes in Australia,” Logan said.

mina Beach PCYC’s Satali Tevi-Fuimaono returned from the National Youth Boxing Championships in Brisbane last month with his fourth National Title and the right to contest the World Youth Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, next April.

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The win in Brisbane provides him with the chance to go back to back and win his second World Championship, a rare feat in boxing, according to Satali’s coach Joel Keegan. Satali’s first bout in Brisbane was a semi against a South Australia boxer who was unable to contain the heavy barrage from the Umina heavy handed middleweight.

“Satali was able to land many bruising jabs that lifted his opponent’s head almost off his shoulders at certain times,” said Keegan. The bout was stopped in the first round after Satali earned three clear eight counts, a total knockout. “It may be the first time a bout has been stopped with only jabs being landed,” said Keegan. The final brought Satali face to face with Clay Waterman. Waterman was the 2011 Junior World Champion in Astana, Kazakstan and had gone undefeated for seven years and over 70 bouts. “With Waterman acknowledged as the best performed Amateur boxer in Australia for more than 10 years, and 18 months older than Satali, this was always going to be a tough assignment and a cracker

of a bout,” said Keegan. “It didn’t disappoint anyone. “In a bout of great quality, the parochial Brisbane crowd had plenty to cheer as Waterman looked to take it to Satali, but he was consistently thwarted by the Umina boy’s sound defence and heavy jab. “Waterman, maybe the quickest boxer on the circuit for many years, threw everything at Satali, the former Woy Woy Rooster. “Satali was able to counter effectively, clearly showing his agility and power at times, landing a few telling uppercuts at crucial stages. “When the judges handed in their verdict it was a split points decision to Satali, with the attitude and conduct of both boys a great shot in the arm for the sport,” said Keegan.

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he Mars Food Australia 2013 Gosford New Year’s Eve Festival is set to go off with a big, bright bang this year with an all new fireworks display. Gosford City’s end of year celebration contains four components this year and starts with “A Day at the Gosford Races” with gates opening at 11am for the first race at 1pm. Normally, Gosford Council provides free tickets to rate payers in the Gosford LGA, however this year, as a new initiative the gates have free entry to all. Locals and visitors can also take the family along to “A Night At The Football” at Bluetongue Stadium where gates open at 4:30pm for a 6pm kick off. Support the Central Coast Mariners as they challenge Perth Glory in a game that is sure to excite spectators. After the excitement of the big game, which normally attracts the biggest crowd of the year,

spectators can cross Dane Dr into Leagues Club Field and celebrate the last few hours of 2013 in a Festival atmosphere. An “Evening On The Waterfront” commences at 5pm with energetic children’s shows through to 7pm when the local band “The Cover Up” returns to the New Year’s Eve Festival. The night will end with a fireworks display at 9pm accompanied by music provided by 2GO. The Leagues Club Field will have food stalls, ice creams, jumping castles, mini jeeps, zorb balls, lots of glow products and more from 5pm. Leagues Club Field is an alcohol prohibited zone and a smoke free environment. After the fireworks display at 9pm, thrill seekers can head to Pavier’s Waterfront Carnival which is open each night from December 21 to January 11. There will be no midnight fireworks

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celebration was held on Friday, December 6, to mark the 10th anniversary of the Mount Penang Gardens at Kariong.

Officially opened by Gosford Council mayor Cr Lawrie McKinna and landscape architect Anton James, the celebrations included free guided garden tours, children’s activities, a birthday cake and an appearance by Santa. The gardens feature the best of native Australian flora and touch on Australia’s cultural identity. They are home to 100,000 native plant species and include elements that acknowledge Australia’s indigenous culture, as well as a striking selection of gardens inspired by other countries. Ten years on from its opening in 2003, the gardens have become a popular oasis and a valuable asset on the Central Coast. The Mount Penang Gardens are the work of Mr Anton James from JMD Design whose contemporary and whimsical concept saw him win a competition to design the gardens. Mr James spoke at the celebration and said how pleased he was that his design had worked well, that it was built under some really difficult circumstances as the area was in fact a special kind of swamp. He said he hoped to see an increase of funding

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from all the parties who would benefit from the success of the gardens and thanked everyone for the opportunity originally to design the garden. Funded by the NSW Government, the 12 themed gardens that make up the Mount Penang Gardens feature a variety of permanent and changeable gardens modelled around a cascading water feature and outdoor amphitheatre. Mayor Cr McKinna said since 2004, 12 Wondabyne Stone Sculptures have occupied an area in the gardens. “It is great to see the

gardens continue to change and evolve. “Having been moved from their original site at the Gosford Quarries, the sculptures are now more readily accessible to community members and are kept safe from vandalism,” he said. To mark the 10 year anniversary, a commemorative tree has been planted in the Wondabyne Stone Sculpture garden. “The Coolamon or Rose Apple tree is a rare species that grows up to 18 metres. “The tree produces clusters of watermelonpink gum-like flowers and white fleshy fruit which

attract birds and nectar feeding insects to the garden. Central Coast Regional Development Corporation acting general manager Mr Bob Hawes said the anniversary was also a celebration of the volunteers who work at the gardens. “The Blue Thumb volunteers are the Gardens’ ambassadors, conducting tours, holiday programs and events, and of course lending a hand with the gardening,” he said. “I would like to pay tribute to these volunteers, some who have given 10 years of continuous

service. “The gardens wouldn’t be the beautiful place it is without its volunteers. “Their contribution is very much valued.” A number of community members, volunteers and key stakeholders came down to the gardens to enjoy the free activities on offer and took the opportunity to explore the gardens at leisure. Members of Kincumber Friends of the Garden, Caroline O’Dwyer, Desley Clarke and Audrey Hadley were among those who attended the celebration. Ms Hadley said the Kincumber Friends of the Garden were somewhat

concerned that the input of capital was not far reaching enough to provide the gardens with the shine that may be needed to increase the capital funds required to attract big events. She also said that the groups on the Central Coast that would benefit in encouraging more people to visit the gardens, or attend top rated functions, were not participating to any extent. “We agreed with all the acclamations and praise of these lovely gardens, but believe it is imperative that welcoming directional signs are constructed on the main road. “The Darkinjung people who are the custodians of the land were not present, which was disappointing to us, and neither was Mr Chris Hartcher, and we were told the numbers who turned out to celebrate were lessened by his absence,” said Ms Hadley. “Let’s hope the local public will become interested in this outstanding garden as a place to enjoy photography, art, sculpture, picnics, weddings, musical events, nature watching or just relaxing in several different climate zones, all successfully achieved by an extremely talented garden creator and integrated into the best park that the city and surrounds of Gosford will ever have,” she said.

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December 12, 2013 - Out&About - P5

Christmas Fest in Kibble Park

Joel Howlett to perform magic at Ettalong

Kim Jones, Liberty Family Church

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ommunity members looking to celebrate Christmas early are invited to attend the free Christmas Fest event in Kibble Park, Gosford, on Sunday, December 22, from 5pm to 9pm. Among the festivities will be a petting zoo, Thomas the Tank Engine ride, jumping castle, ball pool, space ball, bungee run, face painting and kid’s Christmas craft. There will be live entertainment with contemporary music performed by local artists on the Kibble Park stage

from 7pm followed by a visit from Santa with a free gift for every child and traditional Christmas Carols from 8:30pm to finish off the night. A selection of food stalls will be on site for those looking to purchase food and drinks. Alternatively, attendees are invited to bring along a picnic basket to enjoy in the park during the festivities. The event is an initiative of Liberty Family Church, Gosford, which aims to provide a safe and friendly Christmas celebration for families and the community in general. “It’s an opportunity for

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people to get together with friends and family before Christmas, or an opportunity for those who don’t have family close by to be part of a community celebration “ said Liberty Family Church senior leader Kim Jones. “We just want people to get into the spirit of Christmas and join us in Kibble Park for a great time. “We have a beautiful park that has been home to many community events and we want Christmas Fest to be on the annual event calendar for the city.”

Joy Allan, Ettalong Beach Club

Salvation Army calls on the community to connect this Christmas Captain Adam Couchman, Salvation Army

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he Salvation Army is hosting a range of events over this Christmas period to encourage people to connect with loved ones and the community. Captain Adam Couchman, from the Salvation Army’s Central Coast division said: “Christmas can be such a busy time that we often let its true meaning pass by.” “We’re asking people to stop and take time to breathe this Christmas season.” “At the Salvation Army we believe that no

one should have to go it alone and this Christmas we are inviting the local community to become part of something that’s bigger than ourselves.” The Salvation Army is extending a welcoming hand to all members of the public as they host two events at the Salvation Army Church in Erina. Carols on the Lawn will be held at 7pm on December 15 and a celebration will also be held on Christmas day at 9.30am. “Everyone is welcome to come and join us at

Christmas time,” stated Captain Couchman. The Salvation Army has been doing their best to meet the needs of all of the recent bushfire victims in NSW and on the Central Coast. Therefore, the demand on their services is very high at the moment. “We want to thank the Australian community for its overwhelming generosity to our Bushfire Appeal but we ask that people dig deep again and connect with us this Christmas,” said Captain Couchman.

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oel Howlett, full time magician, juggler and speaker, will perform two shows in Ettalong on Wednesday, January 8, at 10:30am and 4:30pm.

Mr Howlett, who performs all over Australia at both private and corporate events, said his love of performing began when he was six-years-old. He has entertained audiences of all ages at live events, on TV and on stage at the Rivera Casino, Las Vegas as part of the Stars of Tomorrow Show. Mr Howlett has received

Grand Opening The Hidden Courtyard Café live music with Starr Witness, face painting, balloons and great food, come and find for yourself our hidden oasis.

Enter through Flowers By Marianne 18a Railway Street or from Blackwall Rd. Lane way between Dial a Holiday & L J Hooker. Saturday, December 21 Fun begins at 10am music from 11am until 2pm facepainting & balloons from 11.30am.

numerous awards in the entertainment industry including Stage Magic Champion-Excellence in Manipulation at the New Zealand Magic Convention, Stage and Close-up first place awards at the Adelaide Magic Convention, named Performer of the Year at the National Music and Arts Talent Search

and Millenium Dreamers Award-Australian Representative at Disney World Florida Mr Howlett will perform at Ettalong Beach Club for children aged between one and 12-years-old and costs $3 for club members’ children and $5 for no members’ children. Entry is free for parents and guardians.

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Hidden courtyard revealed

Council owned Cinema complex to be built at Lake Haven

Marianne Shirley, Flowers by Marianne

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yong Council has entered into an agreement with Metro Cinemas which will see a new entertainment precinct developed at Lake Haven. Council has resolved to provide a maximum of $6.7 million for the design, construction and fit-out of an eight cinemas complex on council owned land at Lake Haven, next to the recreation centre. It will then lease the complex to Metro Cinemas for 20 years, with two five year options. Upon completion in December 2015, the complex will be wholly owned by council. Wyong mayor Cr Doug Eaton said this option would not only provide a much needed entertainment complex for the people of the Shire’s north, but would also provide council with a solid and long term commercial return on a site that does not currently generate any

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The event will take place on Saturday, December 21 from 10am and will feature live music with Starr Witness, face painting, balloons and great food. The Hidden Courtyard Cafe and Mini Plant Nursery is part of Flowers by Marianne which was established in June last

year upstairs at the clock tower. “In June this year, we shifted to Railway St which we believe is a better location, also an area of Woy Woy that has been screaming out to have colour and vitality to lift the face of our beautiful Peninsula,” said owner Ms Marianne Shirley. “We hope that we have created a little oasis away from the bustle of daily life, which people will support and enjoy for years to come. “We also hope to

In addition, Metro will also be required to pay additional turnover rent of 10% of gross sales that exceed $5.5 million per annum. “This deal allows council to achieve a competitive and commercial return on its investment through the development of a valuable property asset and also manages any future commercial risks,” Cr Eaton said. “This is a wonderful opportunity to have an acknowledged leader in the design, construction and operations of cinemas to not only build a purpose built complex, but secure that leader as a long term tenant of the complex. “I do expect this will encourage other development in the area.” Council also resolved that the skate park located adjacent to the proposed cinema complex will be relocated to another site within the Lake Haven precinct.

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cafe and nursery in Woy Woy will hold a Grand Opening to create awareness of their recently opened “hidden” courtyard.

significant or long term income. “In essence, it is a win for the public and a win for council and certainly one of the best deals that I have seen in more than 20 years as a councillor,” Cr Eaton said. “What is equally important is that this cinema complex will also provide job and recreation opportunities, particularly for our young people and we have said time and time again that youth unemployment is one of our biggest problems.” Once operating, the cinemas are expected to provide up to 25 new jobs. Council will pay Metro for the construction of the complex and any costs exceeding the $6.7 million cap will be met by Metro. Metro will then pay council $500,000 plus GST per annum, or 7.5% of the construction value (whichever is greater), while rent will be seasonably adjusted to CPI.

provide a haven for ongoing events such as book or poetry readings, social clubs, musicians, craft or other demonstrations, small markets, stalls and floristry lessons. “The mini plant nursery is also growing and you can expect to see some fabulous ideas for the keen gardener plus gift ideas in abundance, if we haven’t got what you’re after we can usually order it in for you, just ask one of our helpful staff,” said Ms Shirley.

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he Christmas Eve Carols, which had been a tradition in Kibble Park, Gosford, for a reported 55 years, will return this year with a fresh, new look.

The Gosford City Brass Band will provide the on stage entertainment and the event, which is being organised by Gosford Uniting Church, is supported by Gosford Business Improvement

District Inc. and Gosford Council. “This is an event for the whole family to come along and enjoy on Christmas Eve, 24 December,” said Gosford Uniting Church’s Rev Greg Woolnough. “In keeping with the fine tradition of Carols in the Park, the Gosford Uniting Church in cooperation with the Gosford City Brass Band will be holding this year’s free Christmas Eve Carols

in the Park, commencing at 7pm in Kibble Park. The band will begin at 6:30 with the evening concluding by 9pm. Santa will also visit towards the end of the evening. “We do hope that as many people as possible come along and share a sense of togetherness on this very special night,” said Mr Woolnough.

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December 12, 2013 - Out&About - P7

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Wyong Christmas Tree Appeal launched

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he 64th Tuggerah Lakes Mardi Gras Festival was held at The Entrance on Saturday, December 7. The weather was warm and families came out to enjoy the free entertainment in Memorial

Park. Entertainment throughout the afternoon was well received including The Tuggerah Lakes Show Band, Lee Academy, Big Air School Action Sports Show, Baxter’s Revenge, and DJ Ant showed off his

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DJ skills. According to organisers, the children were excited to see Santa, watch the lighting of the Christmas tree followed by a fireworks display.

Sharyn Burgess, Wyong Neighbourhood Centre

Maia’s been discovered Jennie Dias, Gosford Council

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he 2013 Sea FM Discovered grand final was held on Friday, December 6, at the Hub in Erina and was won by Maia Jelavic. Maia won $5,000 to spend at Macron Music Erina and was awarded recording time with Music Cellar Studios. Sophie Curtis was awarded runner up and

received $2,500 to spend at Macron Music Erina while third placed Jacob Emerson received $1,000 Macron Music Erina dollars. All Finalists also received an Access All Areas Pass with Musicians Making A Difference - MMAD. Jacob Thomas was awarded the coveted Gina Jeffreys Singing and Performance one year

scholarship, while guest performer Lusha Lowndes was awarded a scholarship for one term. The People’s Choice Prize was split between Ebony Bender and Stevie Pounder. Jesse O’Neill-Hutchin was awarded recording time with the Music Cellar Studios.

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Wyong Creek students to perform carols Tracey McKeown, Wyong Creek Public School

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tudents from Wyong Creek Public School will be singing Christmas carols at Wyong Village Central and Wyong Aged Care Nursing Home on

Friday, December 13. The students will perform at Village Central at 11:45am and will travel to Wyong Aged Care Nursing Home in the afternoon.

Parents and friends are encouraged to attend the earlier event as, due to the space limitations, they will not be able to attend the second performance.

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of magic into the lives of those families less fortunate and doing it a bit tough financially at this time of year. “The community’s generosity will be greatly appreciated by the families and children in our community,” Ms Rowley said. Donations can be taken along to the Bendigo Bank Community Christmas Carols at Wyong Town Park at 5:30pm on Sunday, December 19. They may also be left under the Christmas tree at Wyong Community Bank up until Friday, December 21.

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Daisy and Annabelle are winners

Bikers to escort Santa

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he final two winners of The Coast Sessions Wild Card event were chosen on Tuesday, November 26, at Mingara Recreation Club. Eight competition finalists battled it out for the last two spots available on The Coast Sessions album, with attendees voting for their favourite performers. Following an afternoon of live entertainment with music professionals Grant Walmsley (The Screaming Jets), Gina Jeffreys and

Liam Burrows performing, the two final winners were revealed to be Daisy and Annabelle Clark. Daisy won for her song “Does this move make you tingle?” and Annabelle Clark was chosen for her song “What a little love can do”. Both artists join the top 14 winners previously announced. The Coast Sessions, an initiative of Innov8Central Music, aspires to develop and support the music industry on the Central Coast via this original music competition and

album. The competition was held over September and October and received overwhelming interest from local artists. The Wild Card event now officially marks the end of the competition phase, before the album’s launch early next year. Innov8Central Music Chairman Mr David Bacon said that the Wild Card event was a fantastic afternoon that epitomised the real vision of The Coast Sessions initiative, which is to showcase Central Coast talent.

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he Woy Woy Peninsula Branch of the Ulysses Club will escort Santa down West St, Umina, on Saturday, December 21, departing Oscar St at 10am. The Woy Woy Peninsula Branch of the Ulysses Club began in 2011 and is the largest club of its kind in the southern hemisphere. The club aims to provide a friendly and sociable

group of people with a common interest in the riding of motorcycles. Members go for rides on the first and third Sunday of the month leaving from McDonalds Woy Woy at 9am. They also hold a social meeting night on the third Friday of the month starting at 7:30pm at the Everglades Country Club in Woy Woy.

Luncheon raises nearly $25,000 Peta Colebatch, Wagstaffe to Killcare Community Association

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he 12th Hardys Bay Pink Day Fundraising Lunch held on Monday, October 25, in Killcare raised nearly $25,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Two hundred and fifty ladies took to the lawns of Bells at Killcare to raise the much needed funds for breast cancer.

For the first time this year, the Silent Auction was also run online, via the Pink Garden Party Day Facebook page. Along with many of guests who are Facebook followers of thePink Day page, many people who did not attend on the day, were also able to place bids.


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ave you been to the top of the Norah Head Lighthouse yet?

The Latin motto etched on the door glass at the entry to the tower means Once Perilous, Now Safe. The tower stands 27m high and there are 96 stairs to the top constructed in four stages, with the first three stages being same grade and the last, steeper and narrower. The building is made of pre-cast concrete blocks made on-site and local aggregate. The ground floor is tiled and there is a bluestone balcony and gunmetal railings. The iconic Norah Head Lighthouse recently held its 110th birthday in November and looks as good today as it did back then in 1903 when it was completed. The lighthouse is currently listed on the

NSW State Heritage Inventory Register because it is the last colonial built Lighthouse in NSW. Spare a thought for the lighthouse keeper. The job of keeping its pristine condition comes down to the love given out by the Hassel family, a family of keen surfers, who has tended it for the past nine years. Not an easy job when you consider what needs to be done. Now you can visit the lighthouse, climb to the top, and even stay for a night or two in comfortable accommodation, for a perfect getaway or short break with a difference; just experience the unique charm of the onsite cottages and feel the rugged beauty of the ocean and witness its moods. The whole scene is very family friendly.

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New mural links modern Gosford to its past

Markets on the Coast Irregular Markets Saturday December 14 Terrigal Market Day 92 Serpentine Road 9am-1pm Sunday December 15 Davistown RSL Markets Davistown RSL 9am-2pm Lions Club of Woy Woy

Peninsula Markets Dunban Road Car Park 9am-1pm Macquarie Shores Christmas Market Doyalson RSL - 9am 2pm

Regular Markets EVERY WEEKEND Ettalong Markets Cnr Schapper & Oceanview Roads, Ettalong Beach 9am4pm EVERY Saturday The Entrance Waterfront Art & Craft Markets Waterfront Plaza 9am– 4pm EVERY Sunday The Entrance Lions Club Markets The Entrance Cinema car park 8:30am–12:30pm Toukley Sunday Markets Saturday December 14 Coles car park off Yaralla Rd 7am –1pm Saturday December 14 Central Coast Craft Sale Art Studios, Gosford Regional Gallery 9.30am- 4pm Gosford City Markets Kibble Park Gosford 8am -1pm Niagara Park Market Day Niagara Park Shopping Centre 9am– 1pm Wyee Community Markets Mark Ma rkets t

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Cnr Forest Rd & Wyee Rd 9am - 2pm Saturday December 21 Green Point Monthly Market Day and Car Boot Sale Green Point Baptist Church 9am-2pm Kulnura Pioneer Country Markets Kulnura General Store 8am-1pm The Entrance Farmers Markets Memorial Park, The Entrance 9am– 1pm Saturday December 28 Shelly Beach Markets Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College, The Entrance Campus 9am– 2pm Saturday January 4 Kincumber Car Boot Markets Kincumber Uniting Church 7am-12noon The Entrance Farmers Markets Memorial Park, The Entrance 9am– 1pm Sunday January 5 Terrigal Wamberal Lions Club Car Boot Sale Terrigal Lagoon Reserve 6am-1pm 6 am-1 1pm

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fresh, new mural currently under production in Mann St, Gosford, is not only adding colour to the streetscape but also links modern day Gosford to its enterprising past. In the early-mid 20th century Gosford was a world leader in the citrus industry due to its innovative approach to citrus production and distribution. Suffice to say the citrus industry played a vital role in the history and economy of Gosford so that the Gosford Cooperative Citrus Packing House, which is now the old Mitre 10 building on Mann

St, has local heritage significance. Lead artist Ms Gabrielle Somers said she has relished in the task of designing and implementing a historically relevant, creative and innovative mural. Somers consulted with the community, who shared their stories, ideas, memorabilia and photographs and, coupled with research assistance from Gosford Library, she was able to shape the final design. “In order to produce an innovative and contemporary artwork I had to stay mindful not to forget about the future when thinking of the past,” said Ms Somers.

Somers called upon two experienced and professional awardwinning artists, Russell Austin and Graeme Balchin, to help implement the design. All three artists have been selected into numerous prestigious art prizes and are in many international art collections. “We are really looking forward to the results and possibilities this artistic collaboration will bring,” said Ms Somers. The mural is a project by Gosford Business Improvement District Inc. (GBID) and Gosford Council, through a 2013 Community and Cultural Development Grant.

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ne hundred and fifty people turned out to watch the Central Coast Philharmonia perform a shortened version of Messiah with the idea being that people of all ages could become familiar with the work, without sitting through three hours of performance. The concert was held on Sunday December 1, and had a full choir, orchestra and three professional soloists.

The program stated that this performance, with commentary, would show that Messiah comprises much more than just the Hallelujah Chorus, and would explain why Messiah has been arguably the most loved of all choral works for the past 271 years. An estimated 30 children showed up to watch the performance, which they all seemed to enjoy.

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Friday Dec 13 Masquerade Ball, Central Coast Leagues Club, Gosford Community Christmas Carols, Warnervale Uniting Church, 6:30pm Summerland Kings Munmorah Bowling Club, 8:30pm Spitfire Mk2, Bateau Bay Pub The Hub’s Big Night In Sound Sessions, The Hub, Erina, 6:30pm Brackets and Jam, Kincumba Mountain Dubarray performance, The Rhythm Hut, Gosford

Saturday Dec 14 Christmas Carols and Carnival, Brisbane Water Secondary College Woy Woy Campus, 6pm Christmas party for kids, Hardys Bay RSL, 1:30pm Christmas drinks with live music from Luv Bucket, Hardys Bay RSL, 7pm, Summerland Kings, Wallarah Bay Recreation Club, Gorokan, 7:30pm Gosford City Markets, Kibble Park, 8am-1pm CEN Wildplant Community Nursery Celebration,10-12pm Outcast derby game, Bateau Bay PCYC, 6:30pm

Sunday Dec 15 Davistown RSL Markets, 9am-2pm

Wednesday Dec 25

Christmas Carols, 3pm, Calvary Baptist Church, Wamberal-Tumbi Christmas Carols, Wyong Town Park, 6pm9pm Ettalong Baptist Church and Ettalong Public School Community Carols, 6pm8:45pm, Ettalong Public School Central Coast Music Association Showcase, Toukley Golf Club, 1pm

Wednesday Dec 18 Bays Community Group annual meeting, Woy Woy Bay Community Hall, 7:30pm 2GO Christmas Carols, Bluetongue Stadium, 6pm9pm

Thursday Dec 19 Frantastics choir concert, Easts Club Woy Woy, 1:15pm

Friday Dec 20 A Coupla Numbers The Old Pub, WoyWoy A Rhythm Hut Christmas Party with Sarah Humphreys & Loren Kate, The Rhythm Hut, Gosford, 6:30pm Bucketty and District Tidy Bush and Rural Fire

Brigade Carols, 6:30pm, Convict Wall Big Yellow Moon Band gig, Hardys Bays RSL, 7pm10pm

Saturday Dec 21 Ulysses Club Woy Woy Peninsula branch Santa Parade, West St, Umina, 10am

Sunday Dec 22 Community Carols, Toukley Anglican Church, 4pm Christmas Eve Service, Toukley Anglican Church, 6pm and 11:30pm Christmas Fest, Kibble Park, Gosford, 5pm-9pm Christmas Carols, Hardys Bay RSL, 7:30pm-9:30pm Lessons and Carols service, Hardys Bay Community Church, 9:30am Barbecue and Christmas Carols, Hardys Bay Community Church, 6:30pm

Tuesday Dec 24 Christmas Eve Carols, Kibble Park, Gosford, 6:30pm-9pm Carols by Candlelight, Memorial Park, The Entrance, 6pm

Peninsula Evangelical Church Christmas Day Service, 9am Christmas Day Family Service, Hardys Bay Community Church, 9am Welcome to the ChirstChild service, Toukley Anglican Church, 9am

Friday Dec 27 Annual Killcare Surf Life Saving Club Art Sow Fundraiser opening night, 6pm-8pm, Killcare Surf Club

Tuesday Dec 31 New Years’ Eve Party, Hardys Bay RSL Gosford New Year’s Eve Festival

Saturday Jan 4 Jenediah, Bateau Bay Hotel, 12pm

Wednesday Jan 8 Joel Howlett Magic Show, Ettalong Beach Club, 10:30am-4:30pm

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Jason Annear Nines on Australia Day

Mariners draw 0-0 to Melbourne Victory

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erkeley Vale Rugby League Club will host the Jason Annear Nines tournament on Saturday, January 25 as an adaptation of this year’s sevens competition.

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The competition was originally introduced to honour a great young man and footballer from the Berkeley Vale Club. This year only eight teams took part and organisers are hoping to double that number next year. The Jason Annear Nines will christen the new ground following the major drainage works and re-turfing that is currently being carried out with more to take place over the Christmas break. This tournament the organisers are looking to add some spice to the rules with five point tries if scored in the nominated scoring zone area plus other rules to enhance the game as a spectacle. Defending champions Manly have already indicated they will be

nominating a team in an attempt to defend their title. Teams can be made up of up to 18 registered players, with a maximum of 15 players competing in each game with nine on the field at any given time and three on the bench. The format for the Jason Annear Nines tournament will be dependent on the number of teams that nominate, as will the prize money. All teams are guaranteed a minimum of three games in a 16 team competition. Teams will get a minimum of four games in a 12 or eight team competition. The event will be fully licensed, with canteen and barbecue facilities open for the duration of the tournament. The competition entry fee for each team is $500. Entry to the ground will be $7 per adult and $3 for concession. Children under 16 years of age can enter for free. Pass outs will be available.

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Central Coast Mariners

hil Moss’ first home game in charge of the Central Coast Mariners failed to motivate his players, as they drew 0-0 with Kevin Muscat’s Melbourne Victory at Bluetongue Stadium on Friday, November 29.

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With only 5,787 people in attendance, the match failed to reach any great heights, with both teams missing numerous opportunities in front of goal. Following the contest, Moss admitted his team had not performed their best, although he did see many positive signs. “We set some objectives before the game obviously and we ticked a lot of those boxes,” Moss said. “But there’s some that we didn’t. “We can be more positive with the ball - a bit braver playing forward. “Our defensive structure

I thought for the most part was quite good.” On a wet and cold Central Coast night, it was the Mariners who created the initial chance with New Zealand international Storm Roux sending a shot over the crossbar in the 7th minute. The following opportunity fell to ex-Victory playmaker Marcos Flores. The Argentinean headed a Michael McGlinchey free kick at the goal before a neat save by Victory keeper Nathan Coe denied Mariners of an opening goal. While the majority of the early chances fell to the boys in yellow, Victory asserted their dominance late in the first half. Victory attacker James Troisi, who has set the A-League alight in recent weeks with a series of brilliant performances, had a shot blocked by Brent Griffiths before Victory skipper Mark Milligan fired a powerful shot wide minutes later.

Milligan was denied a second time soon after, slamming a strike against Liam Reddy’s crossbar, leaving it shaking and the Melbourne fans screaming in frustration. Unfortunately, it was not just Victory fans upset by the lack of goals. Mariners supporters felt their pain as they cried in frustration also. Possibly the best goal scoring chance fell to McGlinchey just 20 minutes into the second half. New Zealand teammate Roux floated in a cross which McGlinchey volleyed towards goal. However, as was the theme for the night, the shot was blocked by Victory defender Jason Geria, again leaving Mariners fans pulling their hair out. Yet the Mariners continued to push forward, looking for the elusive goal as the game came to an end. “I thought the fighting spirit towards the end was

fantastic against a quality side,” Moss said. A bright light on a dull night, Mariners keeper Liam Reddy impressed once again, producing a fantastic save 10 minutes from time. Ensuring that the game remained 0-0, Reddy dropped down to his left to deny Victory ace Guilherme Finkler. Reddy did not see the ball until the last second, with the save showing that his spot in the first team looks secure for the time being. Substitute Mariners striker Daniel McBreen looked to snatch a victory at the death before being ruled marginally offside as he sped towards goal. “We had our own chances and I thought when we played the way we like to play and brought our fullbacks into the game we caused them some problems,” Moss said. “We certainly can be better.”

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On the Water

P11 - GRANDSTAND - December 12, 2013

Ettalong students learn to fish

Umina performs well at Junior Ironman competition

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Peter Talty, Umina Surf Life Saving Club

tudents from Ettalong Public School are getting hooked on fishing as part of the NSW government’s new initiative “Get Hooked…It’s Fun to Fish”.

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On Monday, November 12, the students took part in a fishing workshop run by the state government at Lions Park, Woy Woy. The workshop was funded using recreational fishing licence fees. Member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein said each year, $40,000 from the NSW Recreational Fishing Trust is allocated to providing this program to schools as part

of the NSW government’s commitment to teaching the community about sustainable, recreational fishing. He said students learnt a wide range of practical skills to help them fish, such as knots and rigs; bait selection and identification; casting skills; fish identification; fishing regulations; and catch and release techniques. Mr Holstein also said students learnt to take an active role in the management of waterways and fish stocks. “During the course of the program, primary school students are introduced to saltwater fishing; the significance of aquatic life

and life cycles; catch and release skills; the importance of sustaining a quality fish habitat, while practising safe and responsible fishing behaviours,” Mr Holstein said. “Fishcare volunteers are essential for the running of the day and they pass on their extensive knowledge and skills to the students.” The “Get Hooked…It’s Fun to Fish” initiative has reeled in more than 6,000 students from 89 schools across NSW. “The program … plays an important role in ensuring the State’s saltwater and freshwater resources are enjoyed now and in the future,” Mr Holstein said.

Umina Surf Club represented at Coolangatta Gold

Peter Talty, Umina Surf Club

he third and final round of the Junior Ironman competition was held at Terrigal on Saturday, November 30.

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Lachlan Braddish centre Umina had a large group of nippers compete throughout the series with some great results. Lachlan Braddish won his age group, the U12 boys, for the third year in a row and Mimi Henderson also

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won the U13 girls age group with a close finish edging out three fast finishing contenders. Kiara Jack was runnerup in the U10 girls, Bethwyn Caller placed sixth in the U10 girls, Leilani Healey placed fifth in the U12 girls and Harry Braddish placed fourth in the U14 boys.

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fter training throughout winter, five Umina Surf Club members competed in the 2013 Coolangatta Gold held on Sunday, October 20.

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Christine and Dave Bishop, Gary Wilson, Jenny Darwin and Rick Boylan all represented the Peninsula at the event.

Mr Bishop competed in the 50 and over competition and Mrs Bishop contested the female masters course. They both had the worse conditions of both days, with the wind blowing hard especially in the board leg. Both competitors, however, managed to complete the course, with Mr Bishop finishing in four hours 49 minutes and Mrs Bishop finishing in five hours

34 minutes. Mr Boylan competed in the deep water ski and then Team Stingray contested its event. Mr Bishop was on the ski; Mr Wilson ran from Miami to Burleigh; and Ms Darwin completed the swim, board and run. Team Stringray finished in six hours and nine minutes.

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Four of the six competitors in the final of the “Old Mal” division were from the Ocean Beach Malibu Club. While the Peninsula locals were unable to take out first or second place,

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Craig Coulton, Ocean Beach Malibu Club

Craig Coulton, Ocean Beach Malibu Club

urfers from Ocean Beach Malibu Club battled it out with surfers from all over the state at Palm Beach on Saturday, November 9, and Sunday, November 10, for the annual “Palmly Old Mal Rally”.

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Surfers compete at Crowdy Head

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Kai Ellice-Flint managed to claim third spot. Ocean Beach Malibu Club’s Hayden Emery finished fourth, John Gill placed fifth and Tom Payne came sixth. In the “Mystery Old Mal” division final, Ocean Beach’s Bryce Williams came in third place. The “Mystery Logger” division final saw more Ocean Beach surfers doing well, with John O’Malley coming second, his son Gus finishing third and 12 yearold Wylie Gill claiming sixth position.

our surfers from Ocean Beach Malibu Club competed at the 2013 Harrington Hotel Invitational Mal Masters held at Crowdy Head over the weekend of November 2 and 3.

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The event, hosted by the Saltwater Malibu Club, saw mostly glassy, off-shore conditions producing three to four foot waves on the Saturday. The waves dropped slightly for the finals on the Sunday, with the change in

swell direction overnight. Despite a less than perfect start, Ocean Beach Malibu Club president Mr Craig Coulton claimed the second place trophy in the Masters division. Darrell Young was the only Ocean Beach surfer to reach the semi-finals of the Champions division and placed fourth overall. Mick Day and Craig Palmer also represented Ocean Beach in the Champions division but were both unfortunately eliminated after the Saturday repechage heats.


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On the Water

Beach Fest a success he Central Coast Drom Beach Fest saw competitors from all over the state come along to Avoca Beach on Saturday, November 30, and Sunday, December 1.

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Nathan Cook, 16 of Forresters Beach, showed surfing maturity beyond his years when he took out the Beach Fest Double, outclassing rivals who were older and more experienced than he was. He won both the U17 and Opens surfing crowns. In the Opens, the rising star defeated Avoca’s Vincent Peck who came in second, Shane Homes who finished third and Adam Dunlop who came in fourth. The U17’s was a similar story when Cook beat off Wamberal local Harry Clements who came in

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second, Liam Sandman who finished third and finally Joel Legget in fourth. Greg Arnold showed he can still outfox his less aged rivals when the 38-year-old from Bensville took out the Open Bodyboard title. The multiple national champion put on an impressive display to defeat Newcastle’s Mitch Samways, with Ettalong’s Scott Arena in third and Luke McShane in fourth. The Ocean Swim saw another Beach Fest winning double with Sydney’s Lochie Hinds taking out the 500m and 2km races. Hinds, 19, is the youngest Australian male to complete the English Channel swim and his endorsement of the Beach Fest concept has organisers excited about the future of the event on the Central Coast. Another world rated athlete to throw his support

behind the Beach Fest concept was stand up paddle boarder, Avoca’s Toby Cracknell. Originally scheduled to hit the water, a badly broken toe kept him on the sand but the younger competitors were more than happy with his support. Despite the rain and inclement weather at times, the multi-sport concept of Beach Fest saw several thousand people take in the action across the weekend. Additional highlights from the festival include the U14’s Bodyboard champion Kane Brewer of Nelsons Bay. An extremely close fought final was seen in the U14’s surfing. In an all local affair, Lennox Chell came out on top, defeating fellow Avoca locals Joel Hoban and Fin Hill, as well as Wamberal’s Kiarney Mullyolo.

King and Schofield part of winning Australian Life Saving team

Jenny Schofield

wo members of Terrigal Surf Life Saving Club and The Hills Life Saving Club have been part of the Australian Life Saving team which created history by winning the German Cup on the weekend of November 23 to 24 for the first time.

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Rachelle King, from Forresters Beach, and Tim Schofield, from Narara, travelled to Warendorf, Germany, for the annual event. Ms King received a gold

medal in the obstacle relay and in doing so, broke a previous Commonwealth Championship record. She also came 2nd in the 200m Super Life Saver event and achieved three Australian relay records. Mr Schofield competed in the 200m freestyle with obstacles, 100m manikin carry with fins and 50m manikin. He broke his previous C o m m o n w e a l t h Championship record in all three events. Mr Schofield also was part of a team that achieved three Australian relay

records. Prior to the German Cup, the team competed in Amsterdam in BeNe Cup in Eindhoven. Australia finished 2nd overall in the two day meet which was attended by the cream of Europe’s lifesaving teams. Ms King and Mr Schofield are also members of the Australian Life Saving Rescue 2014 squad which is training towards “Rescue 2014” World Titles to be held in France in September next year.

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Long Jetty Village Centre Improvement Masterplan formally adopted A

fter extensive community consultation, Wyong Council formally adopted the Long Jetty Village Centre Improvement Masterplan on Wednesday, October 23. The Masterplan will see the implementation of practical and affordable improvements which will build on the natural strengths of the area. These strengths include the proximity of the Long Jetty Village to Tuggerah Lakes; existing parks and playgrounds; and good transport links. Part of The Entrance Peninsula Planning Strategy adopted in April 2009, the Long Jetty Village Masterplan also improves public spaces in the area, with upgrades to Saltwater Creek Park and Lions Park; embellishment of existing jetties; plans for a water play park

at Watkins Jetty; and identification of four ‘activity hubs’. Wyong mayor Cr Doug Eaton said this was a great example

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of council and local residents and businesses sitting down and coming up with practical solutions together. “We’ve already

seen new banners go up along the Central Coast Highway and other streetscape improvements suggested by residents,” Cr Eaton

said. “Now this plan will guide council’s own spending in line with the community’s vision. “This is how it should

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be done and I’m very excited about what the future holds for this village precinct, particularly when the main street and jetties are done up,” Cr Eaton said. C o m m u n i t y participation was a vital aspect of the development of the Masterplan, with forums, stakeholder working group meetings, surveys, postcard drop offs to business owners, and presentations to relevant community and business groups taking place. The plan focuses on practical, affordable projects which are able to be maintained. It will also focus on public and private urban domain improvements designed to enhance the quality of physical assets surrounding the foreshore area. Wyong Council Agenda, 4.1 23 Oct 2013

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r e p o r t commissioned to investigate ways to deal with sand movement issues at The Entrance Channel was released on Wednesday, November 27.

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Council members voted to authorise staff to begin undertaking technical studies for the airport, which is planned to be in operation by 2020/21. The Type 3 airport will have a single runway with a length of up to 2,600m. The proposed economic development and increased e m p l o y m e n t opportunities were stand out points for certain members of council who pushed the development. “The Central Coast has one of the highest youth unemployment rates and there is a huge need for jobs,” Cr Adam Troy said. “I believe the catalyst could be this airport.” “Without action to take this proposal forward, it would take

The report also examined the costing of a number of options for The Entrance Channel and the management of erosion on The Entrance and North Entrance Beaches. Environment Minister Ms Robyn Parker said the independent study was commissioned by the NSW government to assist the community to better understand the impact of various management options of sand movement for The Entrance Channel. “Engineering consultants Cardno Pty Ltd prepared the report and have conducted extensive modelling and investigations,” Ms Parker said. The report considers a range of matters including the impact, if any, of the available options in relation to sand movement in the Channel, and the likely impact they

y o n g Council has approved the preparation of a masterplan for the Central Coast Regional Airport to be located in Warnervale next to the M1 Pacific Motorway.

many, many, many years for a project like this to take off,” Cr Lloyd Taylor said. Wyong mayor Cr Doug Eaton highlighted the need for the airport, stating that over 40,000 people from the Shire have to travel outside of the area to get to work. The Central Coast

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is recognised as the 9th largest region in Australia and remains the only major population centre without a regional airport. The airport plans to grow jobs, industry and tourism on the Central Coast and reinvigorate the region’s economy by

$250 million annually once fully operational. This is expected to provide a strong base for the expected 400,000 increase in population by the year 2031. Wyong Council Agenda, 4.11 13 Nov 2013 Madalaine Waters, 13 Nov 2013 Proposed airport location

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Issue 35

The Entrance Channel sand movement issues and options report released

Chris Spence

would have on Tuggerah Lakes water quality and navigation between the lake and ocean. It also considers the impact the available options would have on shoaling of The Entrance and the need for ongoing dredging. The report further outlines the impact

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construction would have on bird habitat and beach amenity on the shores of the Channel, as well as on beach stability and amenity of North Entrance and The Entrance Beaches. Other issues taken up in the report are whether beach nourishment would improve beach amenity

on The Entrance Beach; supplementing beach nourishment with the construction of groynes on The Entrance Beach; and the cost of breaking walls, beach nourishment and other options. Member for The Entrance Mr Chris Spence said The Entrance Channel was the number

one concern of local residents during the 2011 election campaign and as a result, the Cardno report that specifically looks at the impact of break walls at The Entrance Channel was commissioned. “I am delighted that the study is now complete and is available for release,” Mr Spence said.

“The report goes into significant detail on the impact break walls and four other available options would have on The Entrance Channel, and details the pros and cons of each of the five options. “The local community has waited a long time for a study that specifically looks at options to deal with the sand movement issues at The Entrance Channel. “I encourage all interested residents to look at the study report and provide me with feedback on the option they would prefer to see happen. “The study report is open for consultation and feedback until May 2014 and I will be contacting local residents to encourage their input. “Representatives from Cardno will be available for community consultation sessions in the new year and I am happy for anyone interested in asking questions and learning more about the options to come along.” Media release, 27 Nov 2013 Laurie Alexander, Office of Chris Spence

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Bat & Ball

Alan Davidson Stumped!

Central Coast Marlins in top four Michael Ashton, Central Coast Marlins

he Central Coast Marlins have put together a string of solid performances in recent games, the most notable of which saw them defeat defending c h a m p i o n s Ryde Hawks in consecutive matches.

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This run of fine form has seen them crack into the competition’s top four, with more positive results sure to come. In their latest game, held on Sunday, December 8, the Marlins defeated the Hawks 10-3, dominating the Sydney based team at Baseball Park, Springfield. Marlins leapt out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning after hits to Tim Joughin, Jason Rees and Moko Moanaroa.

In the following innings the Hawks pulled it back to 3-3 but a diligent Marlins’ outfit were not going to be undone as they ran away with the victory. Marlins’ pitcher Paul Anderson had a great performance, striking out four batsmen and only walking one. In the game prior to this, the Marlins again came up against the Hawks with a much closer contest ensuing. Played at Wattanobbi Oval, Wyong, on Wednesday, December 8, this time it was the Hawks who took an early lead, being up 4-0 in the early innings. However the Marlins came storming back, leading 7-6 by the fifth innings. Strong offensive performances by Pat Maat, Matt Smith and Todd Bowden kept the Marlins on

top, eventually clinching the see sawing match 10-9. The Marlins previously defeated the Manly Eagles 5-1 at Aquatic Reserve, Manly, on Sunday, December 1. Manly opened the scoring at the bottom of the first innings and took a 1-0 run lead. However, the Marlins replied in the top of the second innings with their first run, bringing the game to a 1-1 draw. Hereafter, the Marlins’ pitching and defensive work took over, allowing the batsman to fire. The Marlins went on to post single runs in the third, fifth, sixth and eighth innings. Anderson went the distance on the mound, never walking a batter and striking out six in a complete game effort.

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public artwork created by Margrete Erling has been installed at Alan Davidson Oval, Wyoming, to celebrate one of Gosford City’s greatest cricketing exports Alan Davidson.

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Davidson, a lower order batsman and left arm fastmedium bowler played 44 tests for Australia during the 1950s and 60s scoring 1,328 runs at 24.59 and taking 186 wickets at 20.53. Alan was named a Wisden Cricketer of the Year (1962), inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame (1988) and is a member of the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame and the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. Gosford mayor Cr Lawrie McKinna said that the sculpture was a tribute to one of our area’s great sportsmen. “Alan Davidson is

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revered around the world for his prowess as an allrounder, receiving countless accolades for his efforts on the cricket field. “Alan is a Gosford boy at heart, learning his trade right here in Wyoming and we have always been proud to have named this sporting ground after him,” Cr McKinna said. The artwork installation is part of a wider upgrade to Alan Davidson Oval as a part of Council’s Public Spaces Projects which also includes the installation of sculptural cricket and soccer balls, created by Margrete Erling, to act as bollards and entry markers to the park; a youth and community mural on the water tanks, facilitated by artist Russell Way in partnership with Wyoming Youth Centre and the installation of the interpretive heritage signage on the new amenities block which is due for completion in March 2014 and funded through the Local Infrastructure

Renewal Scheme. The project, excluding the amenities block construction, was funded by the Attorney General’s Office. Cr McKinna said that the addition of this artwork further added to Alan’s legacy. “I hope this can help inspire local children to pursue their goals, no matter what sport they are playing. “The stumps are made of non-uniform ironbark tree trunks in reference to Alan’s recollection of using gum branches as stumps to practice as a youngster and the words inscribed are quotes from a recent interview with Alan. “Local youth will be working on the mural for the water tanks over the coming months and I am looking forward to seeing the completion of this fantastic project.” said Cr McKinna.

Burkinshaw selected for NSW Country

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Garry Burkinshaw, NSW Country Cricket Team

he Central Coast Cricket Association has announced a 14 man train-on squad for the U19 2013-14 Country Cricket NSW Colts Championships.

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progresses and more talent emerges. Players from clubs all over the Central Coast have been selected. The Country Carnival will be held in Coffs Harbour from February 21 to 23. The team will be coached by Simon Blake. The squad so far includes

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bowler has been in good form for Lisarow-Ourimbah since his promotion from the junior ranks three years ago. Burkinshaw’s selection continues the impressive run of players from LisarowOurimbah who have been selected in NSW Country teams in recent years. Blair Lindsay, Mitchell Coombs and Seb Reid have all been selected in the past and now play in OurimbahLisarow’s first grade side. All of these players progressed through the club’s junior ranks. It will be Burkinshaw’s first appearance for NSW Country and he said he

was looking forward to testing himself against the best country players from Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and East Asia Pacific. NSW Country has an excellent record at these Championships, entering this year as defending champions. Burkinshaw is the only representative from the Central Coast to make the side although Central Coast local Glen Rowlands will coach for the third consecutive Championships.

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Albert is longest serving administrator of Bowls Central Coast Kevin Dring, Bowls Central Coast

lbert Heath, 84, is about to chalk up 25 years of continuous service as an administrator serving on the Bowls Central Coast Match Committee since 1989 and as treasurer since 1998.

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For a sport that is very dependent upon the services of its volunteer workers there are some outstanding examples of long serving volunteers be it umpires, coaches or administrators at Club level that have given readily of their time for the enjoyment of others. Albert was initially attracted to lawn bowls through those antiquated licensing laws that some would remember and joined the National Coursing Bowling Club in 1958, which is now known as Canterbury Bankstown Tennis and Bowling Club, so he could enjoy a drink on Sunday. He took up the game a couple of years later and discovered a latent talent of judging the line and length of those old wide arc Dunlop bowls. Over the next 20 or so years he moved around playing at Hurlstone Park, Campsie and Bankstown Bowling Clubs where he won numerous Club Championships and represented the Metropolitan side on many occasions in those high profile Metropolitan versus Country games. He moved to the Central Coast in 1983 and became a member of The Entrance Bowling Club where he played No1 Pennants for the next 20 years, winning some 14 Pennant flags and 10 more Club championship titles. He played with some greats of the game including state representative Cec Liddell, State skipper Dick Wain, Phil Flippence and Neville Peterson who Albert still rates as the best bowler never to attain a white pocket. Albert has, over the years, served as a director, bowls secretary, treasurer and an umpire of The Entrance Bowling Club. He was attracted to join the District Match Committee in 1989 under the chairmanship of Norm Burcham and took over from Laurie Hopley.

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Ahearn and Nowland are Umina Beach king and queen Ian Jarratt, Umina Beach Bowling Club

wenty eight teams contested the King and Queen carnival at Umina Beach Bowling Club from November 9 to 11.

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The carnival began in hot and humid conditions with M Braham leading with 3w + 22 followed by A Thornhill with 3w + 17 at the end of the day. The end of the second day saw G Canobie in the

lead on 3w + 29 followed by D Nowland on 3w + 26. The final day saw grim weather conditions and play looked unlikely, however, after a delayed start and a reduction in the number of ends to be played, the bowlers took to the greens and were able to finish all games. Judy Ahearn and Dick Nowland from Avoca came out on top with 5w +46, followed by Pat Neal and

Alan Rhodes from Umina on 5w + 39 and Lorraine Rixon and Graeme Smith from Belmont on 5w + 12. President Bob King congratulated all players for their sportsmanship and high standard of bowls in very different and difficult conditions. Sue Harvey from Creighton’s presented the prizes to the winners.

Christmas Fours Carnival at Avoca Carol Wilkinson, Avoca Beach Women’s Bowling Club

owling teams from all over the Central Coast descended upon Avoca for the first Christmas Fours Carnival held by the Avoca Beach Women’s Bowling

B He has since served under no fewer than six chairmen in Arthur Clifford, Kevin Lovelock, Peter Henry, Max Chatwin, Gordon Fell and in more recent years Reg Richardson. The District then became a Zone as we know it today in 1995 and in January 1998 he extended his duties even further by taking over the Treasurer’s role from Allan Pollock and has since served under seven Zone presidents in that time. As a player and a member of Match Committee it has been an interesting journey of change having witnessed the introduction of narrower biased bowls, multi-colored bowls and colored clothing. A far cry from when Albert first started when standard dress was crèmes, blazer, collar and tie. Match Committee also managed the introduction of the pennant player grading system and remains responsible today for its ongoing supervision and administration. In more recent years another big step forward was the technological transition of pennant results

being displayed on the Web Site by 7pm on the same day of play. One of the most pleasing innovations Albert said he has experienced in his time as treasurer was the introduction and establishment of a major sponsor on behalf of the Zone. Such sponsorship was initiated and fostered by the then proactive Zone Secretary John Peek who raised substantial funds from Coast Loans in 200102, Newcastle Permanent Building Society in 2003-05, Canterbury 2005-12 with Ettalong Memorial Bowling Club taking over this valued role in 2013. Albert was quick to point out that such sponsorship is a “treasurer’s delight” underpinning the financial stability of the Zone and is the envy of many other Zones. As a bowler, Club administrator and volunteer Albert’s story is not unique to the sport of lawn bowls but as an administrator at Zone level, 25 years continuous service is an outstanding achievement and a record still in the making.

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place being taken out by D Jenkins, J Dunn, M Jones and A Monk. Second place belonged to L Moore, C Wilkinson, L Woodrow, and N Smith with third going to J Wirth, F Ross, P O’Halloran and G Ritchie.

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he NSW government has announced an additional $2.3 million in funding for schools in the Terrigal and Gosford electorates.

The funding will be delivered through the NSW government’s Resource Allocation Model (RAM), which allocates funds based on the characteristics of individual schools and their students. Under the RAM, public schools across the state will benefit from an additional $300 million distributed on the two new loadings for socio-economic and Aboriginal backgrounds. The amount of funding received by each school will differ based on the school’s individual characteristics and at this stage, it is not clear what the exact amount payable to each school will be. $100 million of this funding has been made possible by the Gonski agreement.

Minister for the Central Coast and member for Terrigal Mr Chris Hartcher said the state government has consistently supported the Gonski Report’s key view that regardless of socio-economic factors, every child should have access to the best possible education. “The RAM delivers on this by distributing funding to schools on a needs basis,” Mr Hartcher said. “In 2014, 65 public schools on the Central Coast will receive an additional $6.3 million in funding, taking the total allocation for the Central Coast to over $11 million. “This includes $960,000 in additional funding for the 15 schools in the Terrigal electorate, taking their total allocation to over $1

million.” Member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein said the RAM gives local principals and school communities a much greater say in how their funding is spent from next year, giving students greater opportunity to succeed. “I welcome the autonomy the RAM is giving principals and school staff, as well as the additional funding marked for schools in the Gosford electorate,” Mr Holstein said. “A total of 21 public schools in the Gosford electorate will receive an additional $1.3 million, taking their total allocation to over $2.2 million. “This includes a significant benefit to the seven schools on the Peninsula who in total will receive almost $1 million in

additional funding.” Minister for Education Mr Adrian Piccoli said the phased implementation of the RAM will give schools the immediate benefit of local resource management and time to develop an increased level of local authority. “Principals will receive practical operational support in managing their school’s resources, and the new system is simpler and less bureaucratic,” Mr Piccoli said. “We are confident that the benefits of more local decision-making based on schools’ knowledge of their students’ needs will be quickly apparent in more effective support for students and in student performance.” Media release, 24 Oct 2013 Scott McGrath, Office of Chris Hartcher MP

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ormer member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill has been elected as the Labor nominee to fill the Senate seat vacated by Bob Carr.

On Wednesday, October 30, the party’s Administrative Committee voted in a ballot 35 to 1 to elected Ms O’Neill to fill the role until 2020. “I am incredibly humbled to accept this responsibility to again represent the people of the Central Coast and NSW,” Ms O’Neill said. Ms O’Neill highlighted education and regional jobs and services as her priorities in entering the Senate. “We know that people in our regions don’t have access to the same opportunities that our city cousins do in health, education and jobs,” she said.

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SW Premier Mr Barry O’Farrell officially opened the first Central Coast branch of the state government’s new one-stop shop service centres in Gosford on Friday, November 15.

Mr O’Farrell was joined at the Gosford Service NSW centre by minister for the Central Coast and member for Terrigal Mr Chris Hartcher, member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein and member for The Entrance Mr Chris Spence. “We’re delivering on a key election promise to make government transactions easier to carry out for residents and businesses,” Mr O’Farrell said. “Customers can use Service NSW to register their vehicles or apply for boat and fishing licences, owner builder permits, and birth and marriage certificates. “The 11 service centres

we’ve opened since July have served more than 100,000 customers, with another 100,000 people calling the 24/7 phone line and 300,000 people visiting the website. “Customer satisfaction across the board is at an impressive 98% and waiting times have been reduced. “For instance, customers at the Kiama outlet are now waiting less than three minutes to be served, while at Haymarket the time is about five minutes. “These are great results that show the NSW government has listened to demand from the community for an easier way to carry out government transactions.”

Gosford service centre had already served more than 4,500 Central Coast residents and business owners since doors opened three weeks ago. Mr Spence said customers were responding well to the one-stop shop design, extended hours, the ability to make appointments and the professional staff. Gosford deputy mayor Cr Bob Ward also said council was thrilled with the development of the onestop shop concept. “It fits in perfectly with our plans for a more vibrant Gosford CBD,” Cr Ward said. NSW Premier Mr Barry O’Farrell, Gosford deputy mayor Cr Bob Ward, Gosford Service Centre manager Ms Anna Grono, member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein

Mr Hartcher said more services have been added to the 800 transactions on offer.

“Customers can now make Housing NSW payments and apply for Seniors Cards, and will

soon be able to pay fines through Service NSW outlets.” Mr Holstein said the

r Smith and Mr Holstein met with staff, members of the legal profession on the Central Coast and community representatives to view the new office space supporting the busy and growing practice.

Member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein with NSW Attorney-General Mr Greg Smith

Mr Smith said the office caters for the entire Central Coast region and provides assistance in criminal law, family law, child support, care and protection, and civil law matters. “Legal Aid also provides outreach advice services for hard to reach communities like homeless people in San Remo, The Entrance and Woy Woy,” Mr Smith said. Mr Holstein also said the new office was important

to meet the needs of the growing population on the Central Coast and its increasing demand for free legal services. “It is a state of the art facility combined with competent and caring legal staff,” Mr Holstein said. Over the past three years, the Gosford Legal Aid office has seen an increase in legal advice given by 44%, a tripling of minor assistance cases and a 25% increase

in the number of duty lawyer services. “Today we have 25 staff and have consolidated the depth of our legal expertise in areas like employment law, child support, debt, housing and social security – issues that really impact on people’s everyday lives,” solicitor in charge Ms Karen Wilson said. Gosford staff have worked hard to build strong relationships with local

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“We can’t afford to let our regions suffer and we need to make sure they have a strong voice in the federal parliament. “I look forward to fighting to ensure that the people of the Central Coast, and across NSW, get the few promises made by Mr Abbott in the lead up to the election.” While Ms O’Neill wants to get on with the job, the NSW parliament must first ratify the decision. Media release, 30 Oct 2013 Richard Mehrtens, Office of Deborah O’Neill

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Aboriginal communities and a range of organisations that provide legal and social support to disadvantaged people on the Central Coast. Lawyers also provide services to homeless people in Woy Woy and are part of the Cooperative Legal Service Delivery Program, which aims to improve access to justice for disadvantaged people in regional areas. Media release, 6 Nov 2013 Office of Chris Holstein MP

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he Gosford B u s i n e s s Improvement District (GBID) P r o m o t i o n s Committee held its annual Gosford City Christmas Parade on Saturday, November 30. Entries had been coming in from across the Central Coast in the lead up to the event, with community groups, organisations and businesses all wanting to join the Christmas Parade. GBID manager Mr Paul Brasch said the annual Christmas Parade was a well-established tradition in Gosford where Mann St is blocked off and transformed

with all the colour and excitement of a Christmas Parade. “The Parade attracted thousands of people who lined Mann St ready to see what we roll out,” Mr Brasch said. The parade saw marching bands, vintage cars and fire engines, costumed characters, business floats, roller girls, animals and Santa of course. Central Coast Highland Dancing Inc won the business award for the Christmas Parade. The organisation won a $5,000 media package which will be used to further promote Highland Dancing in the Central Coast Region. Market stalls were set

up from 9am on the day in Kibble Park. The parade travelled down Mann St, Gosford, at 11am, and ran until just before midday. After the parade, there were many free activities for the whole family in Kibble Park, entertainment on the main stage and food and gift market stalls. There were also jumping castles, Zorb balls, train rides, a giant chess set, giant snow dome and a waterslide. Media release, 20 Nov 2013 Paul Brasch, Gosford Business Improvement District Website, 2 Dec 2013 Facebook Central Coast Highland Dancing group

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P7 - GRANDSTAND - December 12, 2013

McBreen magic seals Mariners win

Jess Norton, Central Coast Mariners

atched on by just over 10,000 spectators, the Central Coast Mariners returned to their winning ways, defeating Sydney FC 1-0 at Bluetongue Stadium on Saturday, December 7.

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While it was a far different game in comparison to the 7-2 demolition of last season, the Mariners played well, deserving all three points from the game.

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climb to fourth in the A-League standings, still with a game in hand over their nearest rivals. Moss said he was looking for a spark and some dedication from the Mariners after their lacklustre performance against Melbourne Victory the previous week. “I am a perfectionist and the performances over the first two weeks weren’t great,” Moss said. “This week I asked for a reaction and boy did I get it in the first 45 minutes.” Yet Moss admitted the Mariners were still not where he wanted them to be. “We can be much better – that wasn’t a complete performance tonight by any stretch but there were a lot of glimpses there of what we’re capable of,” said Moss. The game could have gone very differently if Sydney playmaker Nick Carle had made his shot from distance count in the 12th minute. Instead former Sydney player, Liam Reddy, produced a great save, getting a solid hand to the ball. However the Mariners soon found their rhythm and were rewarded in the 26th minute when Daniel McBreen scored his first goal of the season. A delicate through ball from Michael McGlinchey split the defence which allowed Josh Rose to cut back a ball which McBreen then flicked straight into the Sydney FC net. Moss went as far as

to describe the goal as something you see on the highlights reel of the English Premier League. Chances began to fall for both teams throughout the rest of the game. Fan favourite Matt Simon missed out on the opportunity to seal the game up when he had a one-onone opportunity against Sydney goalkeeper Vedran Janjetovik. Sydney midfielder Ali Abbas headed a ball towards the Mariners goal only to be denied by Reddy. The closest that the Mariners came to doubling their lead was when Mile Sterjovski’s shot in the dying minutes cannoned off the bar, leaving the goals shaking. Ultimately, McBreen’s goal was all that the yellow and navy needed to reclaim a position in the Hyundai A-League’s top six and put an end to Sydney’s record four game winning streak. Central Coast Mariners 1 (McBreen 26’) Sydney FC 0 Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford Central Coast Mariners: 2. Daniel MCBREEN, 3. Joshua ROSE, 4. Marcel SEIP, 7. John HUTCHINSON (C), 8. Nick MONTGOMERY, 9. Mitchell DUKE (21. Mile STERJOVSKI 73’), 10. Marcos FLORES (19. Matt SIMON 71’), 12. Liam REDDY (Gk), 14. Michael MCGLINCHEY, 15. Storm ROUX (6. Brent GRIFFITHS 84’), 16. Trent SAINSBURY Substitutes not used: 1.

Justin PASFIELD (Gk), 17. Anthony CACERES Yellow cards: Seip Red cards: Nil Sydney FC: 2. Sebastian RYALL, 4. Ranko DESPOTOVIC (27. Chris NAUMOFF 76’), 5.Matthew JURMAN, 6.Nikola PETKOVIC, 8. Pedj BOJIC, 11. Richard GARCIA (C),16. Joel CHIANESE, 19. Nick CARLE (15. Terry

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Mariners Youth Squad still winless

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Clark follows Arnold to Japan Central Coast Mariners

entral Coast Mariners head of sports science Mr Andrew Clark will follow Graham Arnold to Japan, being snapped up to work for J-League runners-up Vegalta Sendai.

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he Central Coast Mariners Youth Squad is yet to secure its first win of the season, going down to rivals Newcastle Jets 3-1 on Saturday, November 30, at the Mariners Centre of Excellence.

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The match was played in decent conditions, with early rain clearing up. The first half was all Newcastle, lead by the experienced Joey Gibbs. He and the fleet footed Kale Bradbery were dominant and giving the Mariners’ defence plenty of problems. On more than one occasion Mariners’ goalkeeper David Bradasevic was forced into making some fine saves to keep the score at 0-0. However, after relentless Jets’ pressure, Bradbury took advantage of a Mariners’ defensive error, easily taking the ball around a stranded Bradasevic to calmly tap the ball into an empty and unguarded net. The Jets continued to be dominant throughout

the first half until Adam Kwasnik got his first look at goal when he headed a cross from Michael Neill just over the crossbar, not really troubling Jets’ goalkeeper John Solari. Ten minutes before half time Jets were awarded a corner kick. The ball was sent into the centre of the penalty area and the quick thinking Radovan Pavicevic pounced and fired a low shot through the melee of legs into the back of the net to double the visitor’s score. Just before half time the Mariners suffered a cruel loss when the hard working and impressive Michael Neill suffered his second injury within five minutes and had to be substituted. The second half was a different story, however, with the Mariners showing a vastly improved attitude, stunning the Jets with their persistent attacks and much improved effort. Kwasnik and Jacob Esposito, who had replaced the injured Neill, were causing all sorts of problems with their fast runs and general harassment of the Jets’ defenders. Kwasnik, in particular,

started to show his old form and had a number of shots at goal, making Solari do some work. Midway through the second half, Kwasnik had his efforts rewarded when he rose up to head home a Dillon Vorster cross from which flew past Solari to reduce the Jets’ lead to one goal. From then on it was all the Mariners. Tempers became frayed, a number of cautions were issued, and the Jets’ goal was under siege, but that equaliser just would not come. Into additional time, the Mariners were still pressing hard. Jets made a rare breakaway. The ball went to substitute Mitch Cooper out on the left hand side and his low shot took everybody by surprise and ended up past Bradasevic in the back of the net to end the Mariners hopes of a vital point. Mariners had tried hard after a miserable first half effort, but the Jets deserved their win, the second against their close rivals in four weeks.

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As a foundation Mariners player, Mr Clark has served his hometown club with distinction, both on and off the field since 2005. Current Mariners coach Phil Moss said that Mr Clark departs for the J-League with the blessing of management, staff, players and fans. “Andrew Clark has been a great contributor to the success of the Central Coast Mariners since year one,” Moss said. “As much as anyone, Andrew epitomises what the Mariners are all about, and we know local people think extremely highly of him.” Mr Clark is relishing the opportunity to ply his trade in the Japanese competition, signing a deal which will see

him remain at the club for the next two seasons. “In the past I have been offered the chance to work at other sporting clubs in Australia, but to be frank I have never wanted to work at any other sporting club in Australia,” Mr Clark said. “This opportunity takes me to another level, and gives me the chance to chase my dream of working at the highest standard I can in the football world. “My respect, loyalty and love for the Mariners doesn’t stop because I’m leaving. “The Mariners will always be my team and as a group we are so proud of what we have achieved. “Arnie and I will do our best in Sendai, and back in Australia the Mariners will be in capable hands with Phil Moss, John Crawley and Wayne O’Sullivan.” While football is essentially the reason for Mr Clark’s departure, he believes it will be a fantastic chance to live amongst a different culture with his whole family benefiting. “While first and foremost

this is a career opportunity, it is also a great opportunity to live in a new culture along with my beautiful wife and two young daughters,” Mr Clark said. It will be an amazing experience for all of us.” “Clarky is a very ambitious person so a move to the J-League takes him to another level in his career,” Moss said. “We hope he can help Graham achieve success with Sendai, and will be watching their progress keenly.” Mr Clark will continue working with Central Coast until Hyundai A-League 2013/14 round 10, when the Mariners travel to the city of churches to take on Adelaide United. He will then enjoy a brief break before leaving for Japan in January. “In keeping with the Mariners’ philosophy, there is a succession plan in place, and Andrew’s replacement will be appointed following round 10 in Adelaide,” Moss said.

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Mariners’ first outside investor moves on

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entral Coast Mariners have confirmed Mr Peter Turnbull concluded his time as group general manager of the club on Friday, November 29.

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The news followed Mr Turnbull’s six successful seasons with the reigning Hyundai A-League champions as an investor, chairman, and chief of the club’s administration team. Mr Turnbull joined the Mariners in 2007 with the vision of transforming the club into one of Australia’s most successful sporting organisations. He also wanted to create a community hub in Tuggerah via the ambitious – and ongoing – Central Coast Mariners Centre of Excellence plan. Since joining the Mariners, Mr Turnbull’s financial and emotional investment has helped the club enjoy not only success in Australia’s top flight and the AFC Champions League, but complete phase one of the legacyleaving, impressive Centre of Excellence development. With credit to Mr Turnbull’s vision, the Mariners now have an established training base in Tuggerah, as well as a thriving communityfocused centre enabling football players of all ages to enjoy the sport. Mr Turnbull said he has enjoyed some of the

happiest moments in his life over the past six years he has been involved with the club. “It has been a thrilling ride to watch this football club become the club of choice for all talented young players in the country,” Mr Turnbull said. “We have achieved so much, and it has been a privilege to provide opportunities to players of the calibre of Tom Rogic, Mathew Ryan, and Mustafa Amini, and others, as well as coaches like Graham Arnold and Phil Moss, who’ve built on the wonderful foundations that were initially set by Lawrie McKinna, Lyall Gorman, and John McKay. “Our football club has shed the ‘little club’ tag and is now one of the dominant football clubs in the country. “On the ‘all time Hyundai A-League table’, the Mariners proudly sit first in front of Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory.” “I still expect to be at every game, and will be cheering the lads on as they look to emulate the success we have regularly enjoyed. “All of my family now either live or work on the Central Coast and I know how important this club is to the region. “I’d like to urge everybody to get behind Mike (Charlesworth) and the club as they look to continue the Mariners’ legacy.” Mr Michael Charlesworth

thanked Mr Turnbull for his exemplary service, passion and investment into the club, and noted the reasons behind his official departure. “This was only ever a temporary solution as Peter has substantial business interests elsewhere,” Mr Charlesworth said. “He now has opportunities in his normal business which require his full-time attention. “Peter has been instrumental in bringing about the changes we needed and we owe a vote of thanks for his financial investment as well as his devotion to the club. “Peter leaves a legacy as an original founder of the Hyundai A-League. “He and the Lowy family owned 25% each of Sydney FC in the early years, however he saw his preferred model of a community club being established on the Central Coast with the Mariners. “Peter should always be remembered as the first outside investor in the Mariners and as a man willing to commit his personal dollars in the game for the benefit of football in Australia.” Tracy Southern will take on the position of acting general manager until the end of the year. A new CEO will be appointed in December and he or she will commence with the club in January next year.

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he draw for the 2014 AFC Champions League was made at AFC House in Kuala Lumpur on the afternoon Tuesday, December 10, with Central Coast Mariners pooled in a tough Group F alongside reigning J.League Champions S a n f r e c c e H i r o s h i m a , Korea Republic heavyweights FC Seoul, and the yet to be determined 3.1 East Asian Playoff Winner.

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The draw held in the Malaysian capital delivered a number of interesting matchups for the Mariners next AFC Champions League campaign, with the Club set to challenge Graham Arnold’s former side Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the Group Stage. ‘Sanfre’ recently won the J.League for the second consecutive season, and will undoubtedly be eager to transfer their strong domestic performances into outstanding continental form in 2014. FC Seoul are one of the dominant outfits in K-League Classic, and this season came fourth in Korea Republic’s top flight. Though Choi Yong-Soo’s men may have liked a higher finish in the K-League, they did manage to make it all the way through to the Final of the 2013 AFC Champions

League. The men from the Seoul World Cup Stadium lost out to China’s Guangzhou Evergrande on away goals after drawing the two-legged Final of Asia’s top club competition 3-3. Incidentally, Guangzhou Evergrande also eliminated Central Coast Mariners from the 2013 version of the prestigious tournament. The final team to complete Group F will be known on Saturday, February 15, when the East Asian Qualifying Playoffs Winners are realised. Tampines Rovers (Singapore), South China (Hong Kong), Chonburi (Thailand), and Beijing Guoan (China) are in the running to join the Mariners, Sanfrecce and Seoul in the section. Central Coast Mariners boss Phil Moss provided his reaction to the draw from Australia as he continues to prepare his side for their Hyundai A-League round 10 clash with Adelaide United in South Australia this Saturday, December 14. “We are extremely proud to be participating in the 2014 AFC Champions League,” Moss said. “Today we’ve been pooled in a very tough group, and arguably the hardest group the Club has had in its four participations in the competition. “But we love a challenge and of course we’ll be aiming

to reach the knockout phase of the competition. “You don’t expect an easy draw in the AFC Champions League, which is why it is such a fantastic tournament. “We’ll be leaving no stone unturned in our preparations for the 2014 AFC Champions League, and as always will be aiming to represent Australia with great pride in Asia,” he concluded. Central Coast Mariners competed in the 2009, 2012, and 2013 versions of the AFC Champions League. This year the Club advanced to the last 16 of the prestigious tournament for the first time in its history, and were only eliminated by the eventual tournament Champions Guangzhou Evergrande. Western Sydney Wanderers (direct to group stage) and Melbourne Victory (playoff stage) will also represent Australia and the Hyundai A-League in the 2014 AFC Champions League. 2014 AFC Champions League Group F Sanfrecce Hiroshima (Japan) Central Coast Mariners (Australia) FC Seoul (Korea Republic) 3.1 East Asian Playoff Winner – Tampines Rovers (Singapore), South China (Hong Kong), Chonburi (Thailand), or Beijing Guoan (China)

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Junior Touch Championships to be held in Gosford

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Sports stars share $5,000 sponsorship

Gosford Council Media

Shayne Hayne, Central Coast Junior Touch Championships

he Annual Peak Sports Central Coast Junior Touch Championships are being held at Adcock Park, Gosford, on Sunday, December 15.

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The eighth installment of the competition will see 1,800 players, from over 21

different clubs taking part. Over 137 teams have been entered; nine more than last year. The Championships have come a long way since their beginning in 2006, where only 24 teams entered. It has grown each year; in 2011, 110 teams entered and in 2012, 129 teams took part.

ix Gosford City residents have received a total of $5,000 in sponsorship to participate at both national and international sporting events as part of Gosford Council’s Developing and Recognising Talent (DART) Program,

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Joshua Cook of Lisarow and Jack Croucher of Narara were both awarded $1,000 to represent the NSW Country Junior Rugby Union U18 Team in a tour of Europe held from November 14 to December 2. Players travelled to England, Scotland and

France as part of the tour with Joshua and Jack using the experience to help them with their goals of playing at an elite level. Green Point resident Oliver Vanderslot and Kariong resident Ciaran Simmons have each received $1,000 to represent the U12 Australia Futsal Team in the Malaysia Tour which began on November 28 and runs until December 14. Selection to the team was based on a rigorous qualification process. Both Oliver and Ciaran will learn advanced skills as part of their training for the tour. Peter Secomb Niagara Park and Michael Bird of Kincumber were each given $500 to compete in the

Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games held in Newcastle from December 1 to 7. The DART sponsorship program supports residents of the Gosford LGA to represent our city in sporting and cultural pursuits. DART offers funding for individuals and teams attending sporting and cultural events where selection is merit based and of regional or greater significance. In return for sponsorship, the recipients promote the Central Coast in the local, interstate and international arenas. Athletes must achieve gold or personal best performances to be eligible for selection.

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Kasiea Naidoo is Judo NSW Senior Girl of the Year Pete Acciari, Kido Mingara Judo Academy

embers of the Kido Mingara Judo Club have been recognised at this year’s Judo NSW Awards.

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The awards acknowledge the achievements and contributions of clubs and individuals across the NSW

judo community. The state body nominated Kido members in four award categories. Kasiea Naidoo from Wyong won the Judo NSW Senior Girl of the Year award. The Tuggerah based academy also won the Judo NSW Junior Development

Club of the Year. This is the second time in the past three years that Kido has taken out the award, which is based on under-17 results. The coaching team, comprising Yasue Fujita and Tamra Acciari, have worked hard with the students and have ensured the team of

talented youngsters have gained national medal level results. These students include Caroline Hain, Neeson Naidoo, Kassiea Naidoo, Liam Yokoyama, Angelina Yokoyama, Daniel Villani and Elyshia Jackson.

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Locals recognised at State Sports Awards

Cheryl Battaerd, Annual Sports Awards

Gosford City sporting facilities get a facelift Gosford Council Media

osford Council has recently partnered with the NSW government and local sporting organisations to upgrade a number of council sporting facilities.

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hree awards have been taken out by Central Coast representatives at the Annual Sports Awards held by the NSW Sports Federation at Allphones Arena on Thursday, November 28.

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The Gala dinner and presentation recognises the achievements of athletes, coaches, officials, events, media and administrators as a celebration of sport. Paul Lemmon, Dianne Dales and SEA FM/2GO,

Paul Lemmon accepting his award and Stephanie Zalfields (inset) representing Southern Cross Austereo receiving her Sports Media Award were recognised on the more than 25 years of her The third award to go to a night. life dedicated to cricket Central Coast representative Paul took out the Masters making her eligible for a was the Sports Media Athlete of the Year for surf Distinguished Long Service Award. Southern Cross Austereo lifesaving. award. Paul received five gold, At the Central Coast through SEA FM/2GO two silver and one bronze Cricket Association, Diane is entered into a media medal at the ILS World a life member and was the partnership with Surf Life Championships in the 45-49 administration assistant from Saving NSW to support years division. 1973 to 1989, secretary, the NSW Surf Life Saving At the Australian Surf board member and public Championships at Ocean Life Saving Championships officer. Beach-Umina. The total combined value he received gold in the Iron She was also Vice Man and Surf Race and president and treasurer of of the in-kind advertising silver in the 130 years Taplin Matcham-Holgate Cricket and editorial partnership Relay. Club. was in excess of $40,000 At Gosford City Sports celebrating and promoting He has numerous other achievements at state and Council, she is a life member efforts of more than 8,000 regional level. and is the current secretary competitors. Dianne Dales has spent and treasurer.

These facilities include the BMX track at Terrigal, a tennis court at Umina and the velodrome at Adcock Park, West Gosford. These upgrades were made possible to funding from the NSW government’s Community Building Partnership Program which aims to improve community infrastructure. Gosford mayor Cr Lawrie McKinna said the upgrades provide safer, more modern facilities for everyone to enjoy. “Gosford City prides itself on its high quality sporting facilities and these new upgrades will ensure we can maintain this standard for years to come,” Cr McKinna said. “People interested in a wide range of outdoor activities will benefit from these improvements which foster more inclusive community based activities.

“The BMX track at Terrigal has had a new start hill gate installed while the velodrome at Adcock Park, West Gosford, has also been given a major facelift with an asphalt resurfacing, both of which we anticipate will attract more competition to the area. “The tennis court at Umina has also been fully resurfaced which not only improves the existing facilities but also caters for multi users such as training for local soccer clubs. “With the upgrades finished just in time for the summer sporting season, we are encouraging more people to come along and get involved in outdoor activities.” Member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein said he was pleased the state government had been able to assist through the Community Building Partnership Program grants. “These upgrades are another example of how local organisations, state and local government can work together to obtain positive outcomes for the community,” Mr Holstein said.

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Satali wins national title again

Alice Carrett selected for AIS camp

Joel Keegan, Umina PCYC

Brian Simmons, Australian Sports Commission

isarow’s Alice Carrett is one of eight NSW athletes to make the cut to attend the AIS Sports Draft camp in Canberra on December 14.

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Carrett is one of 38 athletes given the opportunity to show if they have what it takes to be a potential Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games gold medallist in the medalrich sports of boxing or judo. The athletes were selected by AIS sports scientists from more than 250 athletes who registered for selection trials in the

nationwide search earlier this year. AIS Director Mr Matt Favier said the athletes would face five days of gruelling testing at the AIS Sports Draft camp – part of Australia’s Winning Edge 2012-2022 game plan – to have the chance to go on and receive 12 months of world best coaching at select venues and camps. “The 38 athletes who have made it this far must be congratulated for being selected for the AIS Sports Draft, in Canberra, in the talent-transfer program but they know that this is another step in being tested to find their maximum potential to

be become champions,” Favier said. “The aim of the camp is to unearth potential gold medallists.” Deputy Director for Athletes, Coaching and Leadership Andrew Logan said while the first AIS Sports Draft was focused on boxing and judo, future drafts would also look for athletes in other disciplines. “Future drafts will also look for athletes in other disciplines or take a themebased approach like target or acrobatic sports to ensure the AIS unearths the best athletes in Australia,” Logan said.

mina Beach PCYC’s Satali Tevi-Fuimaono returned from the National Youth Boxing Championships in Brisbane last month with his fourth National Title and the right to contest the World Youth Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, next April.

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The win in Brisbane provides him with the chance to go back to back and win his second World Championship, a rare feat in boxing, according to Satali’s coach Joel Keegan. Satali’s first bout in Brisbane was a semi against a South Australia boxer who was unable to contain the heavy barrage from the Umina heavy handed middleweight.

“Satali was able to land many bruising jabs that lifted his opponent’s head almost off his shoulders at certain times,” said Keegan. The bout was stopped in the first round after Satali earned three clear eight counts, a total knockout. “It may be the first time a bout has been stopped with only jabs being landed,” said Keegan. The final brought Satali face to face with Clay Waterman. Waterman was the 2011 Junior World Champion in Astana, Kazakstan and had gone undefeated for seven years and over 70 bouts. “With Waterman acknowledged as the best performed Amateur boxer in Australia for more than 10 years, and 18 months older than Satali, this was always going to be a tough assignment and a cracker

of a bout,” said Keegan. “It didn’t disappoint anyone. “In a bout of great quality, the parochial Brisbane crowd had plenty to cheer as Waterman looked to take it to Satali, but he was consistently thwarted by the Umina boy’s sound defence and heavy jab. “Waterman, maybe the quickest boxer on the circuit for many years, threw everything at Satali, the former Woy Woy Rooster. “Satali was able to counter effectively, clearly showing his agility and power at times, landing a few telling uppercuts at crucial stages. “When the judges handed in their verdict it was a split points decision to Satali, with the attitude and conduct of both boys a great shot in the arm for the sport,” said Keegan.


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