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October 6, 2011
Netballers win NZ tournament
Mathew Ryan named U20 2011 Footballer of the Year entral Coast M a r i n e r s goalkeeper Mathew Ryan was named Football Federation Australia’s Under 20 Footballer of the Year on Tuesday October 4.
The 19-year-old was presented with the award in front of a gathering of some of the biggest names in the Australian football fraternity at the Australian Football Awards night, held at the Sheraton on the Park Hotel, Sydney. Ryan enjoyed a stunning debut season between the goals for the Yellow and Navy, amassing an astonishing 14 clean sheets from 31 competitive appearances. The calm, conﬁdent and yet commanding shotstopper produced a string of dazzling displays throughout his ﬁrst campaign in Australia’s top ﬂight, with his performances earning him the Hyundai A-League’s NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award. Additionally, Ryan was feted with the Joe Marston Medal for best player in the
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2010/11 Hyundai A-League Grand Final. A custodian of real quality, Ryan received the accolade from current Qantas Socceroos Captain, Lucas Neill.
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and a prodigy of Mariners goalkeeper coach, John Crawley, Mathew Ryan was originally drafted into the club’s National Youth League squad as a 17-yearold in 2009. After earning a senior contract in 2010, a season ending injury to Jess Vanstrattan handed the precociously talented custodian his chance between the sticks early in Hyundai A-League season six – and Ryan took full advantage. 31 games and 14 clean sheets later the conﬁdent shot-stopper was feted as NAB Young Footballer of the Year for the 2010/2011 season. Ryan was also awarded the Joe Marston Medal for his stunning display in the 2010/11 Hyundai A-League Grand Final. A knee injury cruelled Ryan’s chances of a place in the Qantas Young Socceroos squad for the 2011 FIFA U20 World Cup held in Colombia, however having now returned to full ﬁtness, Ryan is set for another stellar year at club level.
he Central Coast Roller Girls are back in what is sure to be an epic rematch like no other, when the Axles Of Evil take on the Little Goodie Two Skates.
by Donna Judge
The Central Coast Coasties with the trophy.
team of nine netballers, calling themselves “The Central Coast Coasties”, all playing for Wyong Netball Association, travelled to New Zealand to participate in the 78th Kurangaituku Schools Tournament in Rotorua.
The girls travelled to New Zealand for the experience, but they did not expect to win
currently undefeated against their sinister wrong-doing opponents, a record which the Evils are trying to change. Will the Goodie Two Skates roll their way to victory again? Will the Axles Of Evil take advantage of the Goodies’ absent players and really
the tournament, especially in the top division. The team of 15 and 16 year olds travelled from Wyong to give themselves a chance to experience the New Zealand style of netball and in the process they won six out of their seven Senior A games and drew the seventh at the Tournament. They were among 80 teams competing in various grades from Intermediate up to Senior divisions over the weekend. The girls played warm up
games against Otara College and the Judea netball club in Tauranga. This trip was not possible without the $5000 sports grant from the Central Coast Regional Organisation of Councils and the fundraising efforts from family and friends. The team consists of Casey Judge, Kayla Reed, Hayley Dellabosca, Madeleine Bird, Arlya Leard, Nadia Bulgin, Te-rina Tangite, Kelsy Hally, Rowena Leef and Tui Martin coach.
A-League kicks off with grand final replay
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It’s time for revenge
by Ben O’Neill
he Mariners’ season opener of the Hyundai A-League will be a rematch of last season’s Grand Final, with the Mariners travelling to Brisbane to face the Roar on Saturday October 8.
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cause an upset? One thing is for sure: this is roller derby at its Central Coast ﬁnest and it’s going to be a tough match to the end. Get down to Niagara Park Youth Centre this Saturday, October 8 to see the Central Coast Roller Girls getting down and derby.
The match will enable fans to see the Mariners new 2011/12 squad in its ﬁrst truly competitive match. The Mariners have added several players to the squad for the upcoming season
including Adriano Pellegrino (last club: Perth Glory); Troy Hearﬁeld (last club: Pelita Jaya (Indonesia)); Stuart Musialik (last club: Sydney FC); Brad McDonald (last club: North Queensland Fury); Justin Pasﬁeld (last club: North Queensland Fury); and Bernie Ibini-Isei (promoted from NYL Team). The ﬁrst home game will take place the following week against Gold Coast United at Bluetongue Stadium on Saturday October 15.
Central Coast Mariners 2011/12 Hyundai A-League Squad 1. Mathew Ryan, 2. Daniel McBreen, 3. Joshua Rose, 4. Pedj Bojic, 5. Brad Porter, 6. Patrick Zwaanswijk, 7. John Hutchinson, 8. Rostyn Grifﬁths, 9. Bernie Ibini-Isei, 10. Adriano Pellegrino, 11. Oliver Bozanic, 12. Troy Hearﬁeld, 13. Stuart Musialik, 14. Michael McGlinchey, 15. Brad McDonald, 16. Trent Sainsbury, 17. Michael Baird, 18. Alex Wilkinson, 19. Matt Simon, 20. Justin Pasﬁeld, 21. Sam Gallagher, 22. Mustafa Amini, 23. Adam Kwasnik
P2 - GRANDSTAND -October 6, 2011
Central Coast directory of services, contacts and support groups Emergency Ambulance, Police, Fire 000 Police Assistance Line 131 444 Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 Energy Australia 13 13 88 Gas Emergency 131 909 Gosford City Council 4325 8222 Marine Rescue NSW - Central Coast 4325 7929 SES - Storm and Flood Emergency 132 500
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Welfare Services Donnison St. Restaurant 4325 3540 Gosford Family Support 4340 1585 Horizons Family Services 4334 3377 Meals on Wheels Gosford 4363 7111 Woy Woy 4341 6699 Tuggerah 4382 9444 Department of Community Services Gosford - 4336 2400 Wyong - 4352 6500 The Salvation Army 4325 5733 Samaritans Emergency Relief 4393 2450 St Vincent De Paul Society HELPLINE 4323 6081
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October 6, 2011 - GRANDSTAND - P3
Coasties perform at State Baseball Country Championships U’12s he Central Coast U12 Baseball Team came up just short of winning the NSW Country Championships.
After winning 5 of their 6 games over the weekend, they tied with Newcastle for the top spot but on count back with runs for against they fell 2 runs short and had to settle with runners up. Coach Russell Pearce expressed how proud he was of the team and that all the players should be proud of the way they played over the whole weekend displaying great sportsmanship and team spirit. This places the team in a good position to hone their skills in the upcoming State Cup competition and
we look forward to Country Championships next year.
U’14s a t u r d a y (September 17) was a hard day for the Coasties U14s, winning only one game against Illawarra Gold 12 – 7 and being defeated by Illawarra Blue 6 – 3 and Newcastle 13 – 3.
Sunday was an entirely different day, with Illawarra Blue and Central Coast playing off for the right to play Newcastle (1st placed after round robin) in the ﬁnal. Scores were locked at four all after the ﬁrst dig and then Illawarra scored one in the second.
The score remained 5 -4 for the next three digs but in the top of the last dig Central Coast unleashed a batting onslaught and knocked in three runs from four consecutive hits. Central Coast took the ﬁeld and closed out the next three batters to win the right to the ﬁnal 8 -5. Newcastle was too strong in the ﬁnal and run out winners of the Country championship. Seven players from the Central Coast were selected in the train on squad for next year’s Australian Championship to be held in Perth (Jake Amos, Nicholas Anderson-Vine, Nickolas Hickson, Joshua Isaac, Michael Leard, Sam McKenna and Brock Ridgewell).
Race meeting attracts tremendous support
by James Heddo
osford’s annual C h r i s t m a s party picnic race day scheduled for Saturday December 17 has already attracted tremendous local support, with over 1,000 pre booked dining packages already sold.
“The implementation of this Saturday racing event into our annual racing calendar only conﬁrms our strong belief that the Central Coast Community is crying out for a more regular program of meetings outside of normal working hours,” enthused Gosford Race Club CEO James Heddo. “As a midweek club, we do not have the same opportunities as clubs who predominantly race outside of normal working hours and the support we have received for our picnic meeting is a clear demonstration of what can be achieved when a meeting on the Central Coast is positioned in a time frame when people are more likely to be available to attend.” The Gosford Race Club recently presented its Strategic Direction 2020 document to Racing NSW, with the major component being an application to host a standalone metropolitan status Saturday meeting in late Spring or Summer 2012. The Club could possibly run their four Black Type races on the one day and offer $1 million in total prize money. The other major
component was the desire to host a minimum of 12 Friday twilight meetings to be run between October to April each year and the Club remains hopeful that the approval of the twilight meetings will lead to Gosford being the venue of choice if Racing NSW decides to pursue a second night racing venue. “We are very excited by the prospect of a regular season of Friday twilight meetings, which may lead to night meetings in the future. “We have studied the recent success of the Happy Valley ‘Happy Wednesday’ night meetings in Hong Kong which clearly demonstrate what can be achieved with coordinated and speciﬁc marketing and promotion,” stated Heddo. “The interest and support for our annual Picnic meeting
in December justiﬁes the Clubs conﬁdence that the repositioning of our racing through the Summer months will lead to greatly increased on course activity. “We aim to offer not only a fantastic social event but also a premium racing experience for the huge crowds we would attract. “We have a population of over 300,000 people living on the Central Coast and this swells signiﬁcantly during the holiday season with tourists swarming to the region,” said Heddo. “We have the prospect of attracting vast new audiences to our venue if we can reposition our race meetings as requested and I am conﬁdent that the Industry as a whole will beneﬁt from these initiatives,” he said.
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Council sponsors sports stars ourteen Central Coast residents have received a total of $8000 in sponsorship from the Central Coast Regional Organisation of Councils (CCROC) to participate at both national and international sporting events.
A joint initiative of Gosford City and Wyong Shire Councils, CCROC provides sponsorship to residents who have been selected by a national, state or regional body to participate in a recognised sporting or cultural event. The Central Coast Coasties, consisting of 10 local netball players, received $5000 to attend the 78th Kurangaituka Tournament held in New Zealand from September 6-13. These young ladies were selected for the team after strong performances in Wyong District Netball Association’s Representative Program. Six members of this team were part of WDNAs Under 15 State Age 2010 Team whose extraordinary determination and performance resulted in an undefeated championship, concluding in the team being awarded champions of the 2010 NSW Netball State Age Division Two
Sponsorship winner Bradman Best with his medals from his trip to Darwin.
Championships. Edwin Perry of Copacabana was awarded $1000 to participate in the World Mountain Running Championships held on September 11 in Albania. Edwin was selected to participate after placing 5th in the Australian Championships. Mark Atmore of Blue Haven has been awarded $1000 and represented Australia at the 2011 International Triathlon Union World Championships held in China on September 11.
His selection for the team was based on his performances during the National Triathlon Series earning him a place in the top 20 males aged 30-34. Ettalong Beach resident Bradman Best and Heather Duffy from Hamlyn Terrace have both received $500 to attend the 2011 School Sport Australia Track and Field Championships to be held in Darwin on September 15. Both qualiﬁed after exemplary performances at the State trials held in July this year.
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P4 - GRANDSTAND -October 6, 2011
A tough time at Terrigal
First bowls title for The Greens pairing by Kevin Dring
by Bob Bourke
wo Zone 15 sides faced off at Terrigal Bowling Club on Wednesday September 28 to contest the ﬁnal of the Bowls Central Coast/Zone 15 Mid Week Triples and with the forecast return of rain threatening to spoil the party both sides were on the green and into the battle by 1pm.
Peter McCarten and Bill Constantine
he Greens combination of Peter McCarten and Bill Constantine outplayed the Bateau Bay duo of Greg Cott and Kevin Trezise in the ﬁnal of the prestigious Champion of Club Champions.
The score was 21-16 and saw the duo record their ﬁrst Bowls Central Coast title. The Entrance lived up to the name of Champion of Champions, with a high standard of bowling and some very tightly contested games. Twenty one teams, who had qualiﬁed by winning their respective Club championship pairs title, were divided into two sections to play a sudden death knockout format over two days. The Greens combination of Peter McCarten and Bill Constantine were in good
touch in Section one with wins over Wyong’s Craig Bell (22-7), Davistown’s Luke Rush, (17-16) and Everglades Alan Joss (2212) for a place in the Section ﬁnal against Munmorah’s Ron Speck. The Munmorah bowlers had a bye in the ﬁrst round and then two good wins over Woy Woy’s Gilbert McIntyre (29-18) and Norah Head’s Phil Warner (24-18). The Constantine team proved too consistent for Ron Speck to run out winners 25-17 and a berth in the overall ﬁnal the following week against the winner of Section two. The Bateau Bay pair of Greg Cott and Kevin Trezise proved a formidable duo in Section two, with strong wins over Terrigal’s Brian Williams (26-14), Avoca Beach’s Tony Shoebridge (21-19) and then defeating the highly fancied Halekulani pair of Michael Stead and Pat Reynolds (28-21) in the
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Section ﬁnal. Both ﬁnalists in Peter McCarten/Bill Constantine and Greg Cott/Kevin Trezise were in search of their ﬁrst Central Coast Championship title. The ﬁnal was played in good spirits in overcast conditions, with Constantine’s team establishing an early lead of 10-3 after six ends. A ﬁve to the Trezise pair on the seventh end put them back within reach at 10-8, but they only scored once in the next eight ends to trail 19-9 after 15 ends. To their credit, they fought back to win the next ﬁve ends to give themselves an outside chance trailing 1619 with just one end to play. Two shots on the last end gave a much relieved Peter McCarten and Bill Constantine a well deserved victory and the title. Peter and Bill will now play the winners of Northern Metropolitan (Zone 9) in the ﬁrst round of the State NSW Champion of Club Champions Pairs to be played at Lithgow City B C over the Thursday and Friday of November 17-18.
BCC/Zone 15 Mid Week Triples is a game of three teams per side playing two bowls over 25 ends in a round robin format and after 5 rounds Terrigal were leading but by only half a
point (18.5) ahead of The Greens, The Entrance (18). In the ﬁnal, the determined Greens side got out to an early lead of 26-4 by end 5 on the Master Scoreboard but by end 10, the Terrigal teams of Bruce Jewell and Miro Perovic had both overtaken the Greens teams of Bill Constantine and Phil Flippence, leaving only Tony Scott’s Greens team still ahead of Terrigal’s David Neilsen’s team 13-5. Tony Scott’s team held on until end 12 when Terrigal won the next 5 ends for 12 shots to go into the lead 19-17 at end 17, but The Greens fought back to regain the lead until Terrigal levelled the scores at 24-24 on end 23 then Terrigal dug deep and won the ﬁnal two
ends to win their rink 29-24. Over on rinks 10 and 11, The Greens teams of Bill Constantine and Phil Flippence were unable to stop the charge of the Terrigal teams of Bruce Jewell and Miro Perovic who won their rinks 26-18 and 27-14 respectively, giving Terrigal an overall win on the Master Scoreboard of 82-56, in what was a great Mid Week Triples contest with both teams playing top quality bowls. At the Closing Ceremony, Zone 15 Senior Vice President Max LeGuier presented the Terrigal side with the new Mid Week Triples Plaque with the players names engraved on it.
Winning Terrigal Side (not in order of photo) David Limbrick(L) Brendon Myers(2nd) Bruce Jewell(skip) Roy Rogers(L) Peter Freestone(2nd) Miro Perovic(skip) Tony Swaine(L) Mick Foley(2nd) David Neilsen(skip).
October 6, 2011 - GRANDSTAND - P5
Wrong bias money goes to charity
Mariners seal Soccer5s sponsorship by Ben O’Neill
Acting Director of Nursing Melissa Pickering with Bowl’s Treasurer David Lilley and Bowl’s President Ray Benton
v e r g l a d e s Country Club Men’s Bowling Section has donated $500 from their wrong bias tin to Woy Woy Hospital. A cheque for $500.00 was presented to Acting Director of Nursing Melissa Pickering on the bowling green by Bowl’s Treasurer David
n association between the Central Coast Mariners and the Soccer5s brand to be put in place for the 2011/12 Hyundai A-League season was announced on Wednesday October 5.
by Peter Arnold
Lilley and Bowl’s President Ray Benton. When accepting the cheque, Melissa said that the $500.00 would go a long way towards the purchase of a much needed wheelchair for the hospital and thanked the members of the Men’s Bowling Club for their errors in bias which resulted in their generous donations.
The deal will see Soccer5s become the club’s front of shirt sponsor for the forthcoming campaign, as well as forming a key component of the Mariners community engagement initiatives. Like the Mariners, the team at Soccer5s is driven to form a lasting and mutually beneﬁcial bond with the Central Coast community, while also seeking to increase their brand awareness and reach on both a national and international scale. will have ten state-of-theart pitches at the Central Coast Mariners Centre of Excellence and will soon be kicking off throughout Australia.
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Soccer5s are currently preparing to open the ﬁrst four of ten ﬁve-a-side pitches available to the Central Coast community before Christmas, allowing local residents the opportunity to experience the enjoyment of ﬁve-a-side football. “There isn’t a town or city in the United Kingdom that isn’t ﬁlled with ﬁve-a-side football centres, we are over the moon to be launching in the Central Coast,” Soccer5s Operations Director Mr John Smith said at today’s announcement. “Our pitches are outdoor, ﬂoodlit and constructed with 5G Astroturf, so the playing surface is equal to perfectly laid grass. “We are going to provide footballers of all ages with the opportunity to play on state-of-the-art facilities.” Mr Smith added that his company hoped the introduction of the Soccer5s format to Australian shores would ultimately aid the standard of football in the country. “We hope that Soccer5s can be the catalyst to
not only increase football participation across Australia, but also raise the bar,” he said. “And we’re delighted to commence this journey on the Central Coast with the Mariners.” Central Coast Mariners Chairman Mr Peter Turnbull added that the club’s partnership with Soccer5s ﬁtted like a hand to a glove. “Soccer5s have a demonstrable need to become top-of-mind and understood in our market, while gradually growing their brand around the nation,” Turnbull said. “It was clear to them how powerful a sponsorship with the Mariners would be in delivering against those key marketing objectives, so the conversation moved quickly to assessing where, rather than if, they could ﬁt in our sponsorship program. “We are very pleased to have another committed partner on board and it is a bonus that Soccer5s is a football-centric brand that plans to promote the sponsorship in a way that
our fans can quickly relate to.” At the announcement, ﬁve of the Mariners star players – Michael McGlinchey, Patrick Zwaanswijk, Matt Simon, Adriano Pellegrino and Mathew Ryan – challenged a group of eager, local youngsters representing ﬁve local football clubs to a game of ﬁve-a-side football on the Mariners training ground, adjacent to where the new Soccer5s courts are being built. Turnbull said the inclusion of the local juniors was symbolic of the concept behind the partnership. “Soccer5s will join us in our ongoing mission to cement football as the top leisure and entertainment option in our region and that’s a win-win situation for both parties.” The announcement also provided the opportunity for the ﬁlming of the new Soccer5s advertisement, which will be shown before each Mariners home game at Bluetongue Stadium this season.
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P6 - GRANDSTAND -October 6, 2011
Springfield junior dominates state titles ackson Collett has wasted no time in asserting his dominance for the upcoming athletics season after winning Gold in both the 400m and 800m at the recent Combined Catholic Colleges state titles held at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre at Homebush in the week preceding September 20.
The Central Coast Academy of Sport athlete posted strong times in his two favored events, sprinting away to take out the 400m in a time of 54.07s and running a strong race in the 800m to cross the line in 2:03.5min. The fourteen year old Springﬁeld resident is now back in training as he prepares for the upcoming NSW All Schools titles, also to be held at Homebush in October. “I set a goal at the start of the year to break the two minute mark in the 800m by the end of the season. “My current personal best time for the 800m is 2:01.0min so hopefully I can break the two minute mark at [NSW] All Schools and go one better than last year when I won silver”, said Collett. Several other Central Coast Academy of Sport athletes also performed strongly at their respective
Central Coast Sevens announces teams by Craig Morgan
he Fitness First Central Coast Sevens Rugby Festival has announced a stellar line up of teams to contest what is developing into one of the most prestigious and lucrative rugby union sevens tournaments in Australia.
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school state titles. Starkey placed third in the 400m with a tight ﬁnish bringing him over line in a new personal best time of 52.26s and also ﬁnished 4th in the ﬁfteen years triple jump, a great result after taking up the event only three months ago. Cavendar, who is showing great potential as a middle distance runner, gained 4th place in the 1500m and won Silver over his preferred distance of 800m. One of the most promising young sprinters on the coast, Dante Falzarano, also ran well at the state titles. “I came fourth in the 200m and ﬁfth in the 100m. “I would have liked to have improved on my placings, but my times were pretty good, especially the 11.35s that I ran in my 100m heat”, said Falzarano. All of the athletes in the CCAS Athletics Junior
Development squad are now back in training and preparing for the NSW All Schools titles to be held from October 13-16 at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre, Homebush. Unfortunately for Tara Angell, her campaign at the CCC carnival was affected by complications with her calf muscle brought on by shin splints. Angell showed great courage in running the 100m at the CCC titles and gained third place despite running with injury. “I was feeling some pain leading into the 100m race at the state titles, so to get third was great. “After the race, I pulled up really sore and had to withdraw from the 200m which was disappointing, but I’m really looking forward to running at Homebush again in October”, said Angell.
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Tournament organisers have today announced a full complement of teams which will include National Teams the Aussie Thunderbolts (men) and Aussie Pearls (women) who will compete against premier teams from around Australia and from the Paciﬁc including the Samoan Women’s team, Nabua Rugby Club, Soﬁtel Resort & Treasure Pirates ﬂying in from Fiji. Queensland premiership winning side Sunnybank will also be looking to take the title with an International line-up that includes the
Captain of the USA National 7s Team Shalom Suniula & Canadian National 7s Player Harry Jones. Teams will compete for a prize pool of $30,000, with the winner of the men’s event to also receive a formal invitation to contest the Fijian Coral Coast Sevens in November. A number of ex-NRL players will also be on show at the tournament with the national team to feature former Brisbane Bronco Denan Kemp now part of the ARU National 7s program. The Impact Rugby Team will feature former Melbourne Storm Star Matt Geyer & Newcastle Legend Robbie O’Davis with the team promoting the Cancer Councils Call to Arms Campaign and wearing a specially designed Call to Arms playing strip. The tournament has been dubbed by International site Ultimate Rugby Sevens as the “Ofﬁcial Kick Off to the Australian Sevens season” and is set to open
Luke Brooks named Player of the Year by Kevin Hulls
uke Brooks recently received the Player of the Year for 2011 for the U19s competition at Central Coast division of Rugby
League presentation night. “[It is] Luke’s second year as a Bunnie and I am sure he will ﬁnd himself in ﬁrst grade for most of season 2012,” said club treasurer Kevin Hulls.
Also honoured on the night were Zane Ruinui, Ben Brooks, Blake Hill, Todd Maloney and Dane Forest, who all represented the Bunnies during the representative season.
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Gosford Rugby Club Awards 2011
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Tim Hill Hugo Pike Tim Hill
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Rhys Helleman Sean Ellard
Playersâ€™ Games 100 Games
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Connor Miller Dan Matthew
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Josh Crowley Riley Borthwick
risbane Water S e c o n d a r y College has been the most successful comprehensive school in Rugby League this year, winning 3 state titles and narrowly missing out in the ďŹ nal for a 4th.
Among these wins was the U14s Buckley Shield Champions, with the school making a 32 â€“ 12 win. This was the ďŹ rst time the Shield was won by a Central Coast team since 1975. The U15 side were also the state champions in the NSW All Schools Comp and the Country Cup. Last year, they were
runners up in the Buckley Shield and are undefeated by any Central Coast school in the past 3 years. Both teams travelled far and wide to play in places like Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Dubbo and Sydney to win these comps, staying in motels out of their comfort zones.
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Umina resident is state champion by Carley Chapman
arley Chapman from Umina Beach has recently returned from the Special Olympics Ski Camp, where she won the beginner
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State Titles and came second in the Nationals. Carley, who had never skied before, had three lessons before competing in the inaugural Special Olympics State and National
Titles. Carley also had the opportunity to compete in the beginners section of the Interschoolâ€™s Competition, which she won. She said â€˜it was cold and tiring, but also funâ€™.
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he executive of Terrigal Trojan Rugby Club and Gosford Council met on Friday September 23 in regards to the prohibited commercial leasing of the community facility on Terrigal Haven Reserve.
Under the Draft Gosford LEP 2009, this activity would
be permitted; however, it is not known when the Minister will make the plan. The Council had contributed to the construction costs of the facility, which included a loan to the Rugby Club. This culminated in a lease that commenced on April 26 2006. The club had opened the leased area to public use over extended hours in order to ďŹ nance the loan
payments. The club executive agreed to scale back the unauthorised use of the facility, noting that this would have a ďŹ nancial effect on the club, possibly preventing the club from meeting its obligations to Council. Council agreed to defer principal and interest payable by the Terrigal Trojan Rugby Club Inc until an LEP is made to allow commercial activities.
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Big waves threaten Malibu comp by Craig Coulton
Anniversary and President day celebrated by Noelene Hopper
voca Beach W o m e n ’ s Bowling Club celebrated its 50th Anniversary as well as President’ Pat’s Day on September 8.
The Auditorium was shining with a Gold Theme. There was a ceiling of Gold balloons, raining down gold tinsel with Gold fanned serviettes on the tables. After distinguished guests, NSWWBA Vice President Patricia Reynolds, Pat Frewin Group C & D representative, CCDWBA President Lesley Swales and District Secretary Dianne Elsom were formally introduced, Devonshire Tea was served with delicious scones made in the Club’s
kitchen. There were 90 ladies there to enjoy it. 80 Players then took to the greens to have a game of bowls – although it was overcast, it did not rain and a great time was had by all. When the invited guests had arrived for lunch and the celebrations begun, there were 105 people in attendance. President Pat’s husband Brian, their daughter Sue and her family came to celebrate the day along with friends of the family. There were presidents or their representatives from 22 of our District Women’s Clubs. Guests included Director of Club Limited Winsome Wallace, Mitchell Quinn
from Wyong Leagues Club, Lex Gemmel representing the President of the Men’s Bowling Club and Laurie Barrett, our Greenkeeper. Other guests included Past Presidents, Life members and Robert Hickel who supports our club through sponsorship in memory of his mother, Jean Hickel. Following lunch and the cutting of the beautifully decorated cake, made by Bev Byrne’s daughter Cindy, NSWWBA Merit Badges were presented. The months of planning by the ladies club committee resulted in a most enjoyable day for all those who attended.
ig waves were on offer for the Ocean Beach Malibu Club’s September competition, with contest director Brent Thoroughgood in two minds as to whether to postpone it.
Thoroughgood had safety concerns for the ladies and juniors, but after some discussion, it was decided to proceed. The paddle out did
present a problem for a few, but once out the back some good waves were there for the taking. Hayden Emery continued on his winning way, taking out the battle of the 1sts from Kai Ellice-Flint, with Mark Williams third ahead of Richie McClelland and Shane Muldowney. In the 2nds, Garry Halliday won from Tom Payne and Wayne Medcalf while in the 3rds, Craig Coulton was successful over Peter Wellington and John
Payne. Mick Day took the honours in the 4ths with Liz Ambler and Angela Goodwin taking out the minor places. Mark Rylands won the 5ths from Dave Moulton and Kevin Miller while Ben Orman was the winner of the 6ths, with Josh Wellington and Daryl Anderson in second and third positions. The next OBMC contest is scheduled for Sunday, October 9.
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Terrigal wins Bowls Comp by Robyn Davis
he De La Salle Skatepark at South Kincumber will play host to the Bad Boy Skate Jam on Friday, October 7.
The day will feature demos by the best from Bikecology Central, music, sausage sizzle, prizes and giveaways. There will also be free workshops with the Bikecology Central Pro Team, courtesy of Bad Boy Running from 10am and
aving won the Challenge Cup last year, Umina Beach were the host club for this year’s match, which was held on Monday September 19.
The Challenge Cup is an event for players who are of Pennant Grade 4 (or equivalent) or lower. An overcast morning greeted the 88 players but soon cleared to a warm, humid day with a slight breeze. President Lesley welcomed everyone at morning tea and then it was
onto the greens for the 2 games, the ﬁrst game was 13 ends and the second was12 ends. The many spectators who had come along to support their own girls witnessed some very closely fought games. The District rafﬂe winners were 1st Margaret Pond - Gosford City, 2nd Pat Toohey - Woy Woy and 3rd Marie Godfrey - Bateau Bay. Chairman of Match Pattie Payne then announced the results. The Runners Up from Canton Beach with 2 wins 17 ends and 35 shots were Margaret Kelly, Shirley
Warner, Judy O’Connor and Joanne Whittaker (skip). They were presented with their certiﬁcates by Lesley. The Winners from Terrigal, by a narrow margin of 1 end, with 2 wins 18 ends and 33 were Anne Ashman, Sadie Wallace, Margaret Hickey and skipped by Lynne Bourne. Lesley presented the individual trophies and called on Terrigal VP Rose Bendall to receive the perpetual Challenge Cup to be held by them until the event is run at Terrigal next year.
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entral Coast M a r i n e r s defeated Wellington Phoenix 2-0 in Tauranga, New Zealand on Sunday September 25.
Goals to towering Dutch defender Patrick Zwaanswijk and emerging young striker Bernie Ibini-Isei won the day for the Mariners in front of approximately 3,000 fans at Tauranga’s Bay Park complex. Zwaanswijk opened the scoring just ﬁve minutes from half-time when he met Oliver Bozanic’s sweetly taken corner to head past Mark Paston in the Phoenix goal. 79 minutes in, Ibini-Isei doubled the Yellow and Navy’s advantage with a strong ﬁnish from close range.
Central Coast had the better of the chances throughout the match with Qantas Olyroos captain Bozanic, as well as former Phoenix player Troy Hearﬁeld and new recruit Adriano Pellegrino going especially close to adding to the scoreline. Chris Greenacre and Tim Brown had the best of the opportunities for the Kiwi side; however, their efforts failed to beat goalkeeper Mathew Ryan, who was largely untroubled on his return to the Mariners starting eleven. Both Graham Arnold and Ricki Herbert took the opportunity to shufﬂe their packs in the second stanza, adding valuable, high intensity game time to the legs of their players. “For us, the result is not important,” Arnold said post
match. “This was a good, structured performance by the side and that’s what matters most. “Today we welcomed back three young players to the team [Ryan, Ibini-Isei and Sainsbury]. Mustafa Amini is not ready yet, but it was good to have those three players back in the team as well as the likes of Brad Porter on the pitch after half-time. “Again, this was another opportunity for us to get minutes in the legs of our squad against a good quality opposition in testing conditions.”
Wellington Phoenix – 0 Central Coast Mariners – 2 Bay Park, Tauranga, New Zealand
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osford Council resolved to consider extra funding of $655,000 for sportsground playing ﬁelds and car parks at a meeting held on September 27.
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Winners of Challenge Cup from Terrigal [L to R] Lynne Bourne (skip), Margaret Hickey, Vice President Rose Bendall, Sadie Wallace and Anne Ashman.
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Mariner fails to break deadlock for Olyroos he Olyroos recorded a 0-0 draw with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in their opening match of the third round of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Qualiﬁers for the 2012 London Olympic Games at Hindmarsh Stadium on Wednesday September 21.
The Olyroos were led by Central Coast Mariner Oliver Bozanic. As was expected, both teams attacked each other from the opening whistle, with the UAE having the better of the early exchanges. The Olyroos had two good opportunities to opening scoring in the 20th minute when defender Matt Jurman headed over the bar from an Oliver Bozanic corner and three minutes later when Bozanic’s free kick found Ryall’s head but his effort went wide of the goal. The UAE had a good chance on the half hour when Ahmed Khail had a shot from 25 metres out which went marginally wide of the Australian goal. Khalil looked to have broken the deadlock two minutes later, when his shot from close range found the back of the net only to see the goal denied as the assistant referee saw him to be in an offside position. In the 35th minute, the Olyroos captain Oliver Bozanic was next to have a great shot on goal from long range. Bozanic’s well struck left-footed shot looked on target but was deﬂected away by a UAE defender for a corner.
Just before half time, Bozanic nearly turned from hero to villain when he mistimed a back pass to his goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne which allowed Ali Mabkhout to intercept and head towards a oneon-one with the Australian custodian. Fortunately, Bozanic recovered quickly and was able to make a telling last ditch tackle on Mabkhout to defuse the situation. The second half saw the Olyroos lift their game considerably and with the improvement came better scoring chances. Just before the hour mark, Aziz Behich ﬂoated in a perfect cross from the left which found Mitch Nichols in the middle of the box. Unfortunately, Nichols’ resulting header was slightly off target. The UAE had their best chance of the half ﬁve minutes later when Khalil dribbled into the Australian penalty box and shot low and hard to the far post. Redmayne responded with a ﬁne reﬂex save dropping to his left and parrying the ball away from goal. In the 68th minute, Nichols had another chance from inside the box, this time from a Marko Jesic cross from the left. This time, Nichols’ diving header from close range was directed straight at the UAE goalkeeper, Ahmed Mahmoud. For the remainder of the match, both teams pushed hard for the winner but with no real chances forthcoming. In the end, both teams had to settle for a point each in what a very interesting contest, albeit without any goals. At the post-match media conference, Olyroos Head
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by Ben O’Neill
Coach Aurelio Vidmar was disappointed that his team didn’t ﬁnd their rhythm and play to their potential. “It was certainly a difﬁcult game for us tonight,” said Vidmar. “In no way did we ever get our rhythm. “For the half a dozen games that we have played over the past twelve months, this is certainly a performance that was not up to scratch. “But in saying that, we also have got to look at where we are at in terms of players coming to the end of the pre-season. “Some have played quite a few minutes in the pre-season, some haven’t. “I always thought it (tonight) would be a tricky one. “We got a point so we’ll have to take that and get ready and prepared for the next game against Iraq,” concluded Vidmar. The Olyroos will play Iraq in their next AFC Asian Qualiﬁers for the 2012 London Olympic Games match on Wednesday November 23 (Venue TBA) and then Uzbekistan four days later at Parramatta Stadium in NSW. The teams in each group of the third round of qualifying play in a home-and-away format from 21 September 2011, to 14 March 14, 2012, with the winner of each group directly qualifying for the London 2012 Olympic Games Football competition. The three secondplaced teams from the third round will clash in a playoff at a centralised venue from March 25 to 29, 2012 and the winners of this group will meet the representatives of CAF (Africa) for a berth in the 2012 London Olympic Games.
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entral Coast Mariners today ofﬁcially unveiled the Club’s playing kit for the 2011/12 Hyundai A-League season.
Modelling the Mariners new home kit was captain Alex Wilkinson. “I think the fans liked the stripes from last season so I am glad that we stuck with that,” Wilkinson said. “I think these kits will prove to be pretty successful
with supporters and to be fair, hummel have got some decent strips and gear.” “The material of the kits feels better than in previous years,” defensive midﬁelder Rostyn Grifﬁths said. “As a player, it is important to feel comfortable on the pitch in order to play to your full capacity.” NAB Young Player of the Year Mathew Ryan and new Mariners shot-stopper Justin Pasﬁeld wore the Club’s contemporary pink and green goalkeeping attire,
while young-guns Mustafa Amini (home) and Bernie Ibini-Isei (away) added their youthful exuberance to the unveiling. Hummel Australia National Brand Manager, Mr Nathan Russell, was on hand at the launch and said the company is ecstatic to have formed a solid partnership with the Central Coast Mariners. “We’re proud to be involved with the Mariners,” Russell said.
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Faye Smith and Lesley Woodrow were narrowly defeated by Bev Byrne and
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Hen and Chicken day at Wamberal Bowling Club by Gaie Keating
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he feathers were ﬂying at Wamberal when the ladies took to the green for the annual Hen and Chicken
Tournament September 26.
Luckily, the rain cleared just in time to allow for an enjoyable day. Visitors from a number of Central Coast clubs
attended with the winners on the day being Julie Syer and Jan Benoit from Terrigal with the runners up being Betty Troy and Kim Trethewy from Wamberal.
Mariners defeated 3-1 by Ben O’Neill
entral Coast Mariners lost 3-1 to 2011 O-League C h a m p i o n s Auckland City in New Zealand Wednesday September 28.
The Mariners took the lead through a smart ﬁnish from the edge of the area by Qantas Olyroos captain Oliver Bozanic, before the ASB Premiership side leveled mid-way through the opening 45 from the penalty spot. The Yellow and Navy fell behind on the stroke of half time, with the home side making their visitors pay via a ﬁerce counter attack. Auckland struck again deep into second half additional time to ﬁnish as the victors. Post match, Mariners coach Graham Arnold said
the friendly against Auckland was the ﬁnal test his side needed heading into the Hyundai A-League season proper. “They are a team that is going to the FIFA Club World Cup and they have some very good players,” he said. “The three Spanish players they have brought in are of a very high standard and full credit to them, they played well and at a very high intensity. “But the result was never the most important thing for us tonight,” he said “This match was always going to be used as much as a ﬁtness drill as much as anything else. “We played man-on-man throughout the entire pitch to ensure everyone kept working hard for the 90 minutes. “I don’t like to have not
played a game more than 10 days before another match, so this was the perfect ﬁnal hit-out for us,” he said. Arnold also praised Auckland City’s hospitality off pitch. “Their great club has treated us fantastically well, putting us up in New Zealand and giving us a great game. “We can’t thank them enough for their generosity.” Central Coast will continue their preparations on the training pitch prior to the season opener against Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday October 8. The Yellow and Navy’s ﬁrst home ﬁxture of the 2011/12 Hyundai A-League season is against Gold Coast United at Bluetongue Stadium on Saturday 15 October.
Quarter final showdown
by Val Bridge
Canton Beach Womens T Bowling Club-Minor Pairs he wind blew constantl y at Canton Beach Sports Club on Thursday August 18.
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he Gosford Women’s Premier League (WPL) ladies will be playing their washed out NSW Football Champion of Champions quarter ﬁnal match against Padstow Hornets (champions of the Bankstown Association) at Coleman Park, Georges Hall, at 2.30pm Sunday, October 9 (weather permitting).
Padstow defeated the reigning champions and 2011 State Cup champions Wollongong University 1-0 in what would be considered a major upset in the last round, so they should be
a big test for the Gosford Dragons. This, of course, means the competition has been thrown wide open with the winner of this weekend’s game lining up against Coogee United (Eastern Suburbs Assocation champions) in the Semi Final the following week. Manly Vale, who defeated Gosford 3-2 in last year’s quarter ﬁnal round, are still alive on the other side of the draw, so should they progress, Gosford may well line up against them in a ﬁnal showdown on the 23rd October, which is Gosford’s objective. Gosford coach, Mark Yule, said. “We are at close to full strength, (even) with the ongoing absence of Captain Neisha Klessattel
who underwent successful ankle surgery last week.” Recent talk on the street of the lack of home ground availability for the Champion of Champion games has been buzzing of late. Central Coast Football’s General Manager Peter Townsend, he advised that with recent washouts and an expanded ﬁnals domestic competition, all Soccer NSW could offer was one game on the coast. Townsend further said, “It was impractical to open Pluim Park for one single ﬁxture. “Had Soccer NSW offered the three games, Kincumber, Avoca and Gosford would have gladly made Pluim available,” he said.
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e were ﬁnally blessed with a weekend of ﬁne weather, which had the boaties and ﬁsherman very happy, but it was short lived; the following weekend saw heavy rain, spoiling the ﬁshing once again.
Flathead have started moving up the estuary, with some good Flathead being caught on soft plastics. Half tide rocks and Lobster Beach seem to be where the more consistent catches are
coming from. If you go further up the estuary, around Paddys Channel, the ﬂats ﬂathead catches are increasing. Hotspots for Bream of late have been over at Patonga, using freshly pumped nippers, while plenty of school bream are being caught at the Rip Bridge and Orange Grove. With so much fresh in the system, smelly baits such as chicken gut with aniseed or live nippers and fresh Hawkesbury Prawns should yield you a feed. Whiting have been plentiful, with the guys over Empire Bay way bagging out
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a little. There has been plenty of action around Lion Island and the mouth of the Pittwater. Once again, I’m hearing that the Jewﬁsh are quiet. I’ve spent numerous nights out ﬁshing the Rip with great success. The ﬁsh are not big but they are consistent. The help of our trawler getting a few fresh squid has helped the cause. The guys at Woy Woy have had fresh squid for the past 2 weekends in a row, with fresh Hawkesbury Prawns.
Fresh Hawkesbury Prawns are another sure winner, another of the Jewﬁsh’s favourite baits to eat. Rumours coming out of the Hawkesbury River that ﬁsh are being caught around Juno Point, with the odd 10kg ﬁsh being caught over at Flint and Steel. Blackﬁsh are still a regular catch. Old mates Clive and Ricky have been getting nice ﬁsh along the Orange Grove stretch and Patonga along the rocks. Blackﬁsh brigade at
Empire Bay say the main channel is still producing. One Blackﬁsh was caught on a soft plastic meant for a bream or whiting. Well, the ﬁshing can only get better Let’s just hope the weather improves with it. The BNB junior programs camping trip to Patonga is coming up, so let’s hope the weather comes good for all. Just a last reminder to those using the water ways, make sure you have all your safety gear on board your boat as the water police and water ways are on the prowl.
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SUN - 9 0015 - 0.38 0624 - 1.41 1226 - 046 1834 - 1.47
MON - 10 0047 - 0.37 0700 - 1.48 1306 - 0.42 1911 - 1.47 FRI - 14 0246 - 0.41 0909 - 1.63 1533 - 0.36 2132 - 1.33 TUE - 18 0514 - 0.59 1147 - 1.52 1833 - 0.50
TUE - 11 0118 - 0.36 0732 - 1.54 1344 - 0.38 1945 - 1.45 SAT - 15 0318 - 0.45 0944 - 1.63 1612 - 0.39 2211 - 1.28 WED - 19 0033 - 1.13 0607 - 0.64 1241 - 1.48 1935 - 0.51
WED - 12 0147 - 0.36 0804 - 1.58 1419 - 0.36 2020 1.42 SUN - 16 0352 - 0.49 1020 - 1.60 1654 - 0.42 2252 - 1.22 THU - 20 0137 - 1.12 0712 - 0.66 1344 - 1.46 2040 - 0.48
THU - 13 0216 - 0.38 0836 - 1.61 1456 - 0.35 2056 - 1.38 MON - 17 0430 - 0.54 1100 - 1.56 1740 - 0.47 2339 - 1.17 FRI - 21 0248 - 1.16 0825 - 0.64 1452 - 1.47 2140 - 0.42
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Toukley RSL Men’s Triple Simmons to Bowls Championship represent Australia at OJU World Cup
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ne of Woy Woy Judo Club Instructors, 26 year old Daniel Simmons, will be among a contingent of 70 team members consisting of men and women from all states selected to represent Australia at the 2011 Oceania Judo Union World Judo Cup in Apia, Samoa in November.
This Olympic Qualifying Event will take place over three days from November 11 followed by a four day International Training Camp. Simmons secured his spot on the National ladder in the Men’s U73kg division, after achieving 2nd place at the 2011 Victorian International Open In late August and a 3rd place two weeks later at the NSW International Open. The NSW International Open is a heavily contested tournament with many National and International Competitors from New Caledonia, Japan & France taking part. Simmons said “I was very excited to be named in the team, I’ve worked hard this year, dedicating all my spare time to training and I am very proud to represent my country.
“I was fortunate to compete internationally for the ﬁrst time in July at the World Cups in Miami, Venezuela & El Salvador,” he continued. “There, I watched the World’s Elite Judo players vying for points to make the Olympic Team and although I am not yet in the Olympic contention it inspired me take my judo to the next level”. From October 24 to 29, Daniel, with his fellow team mates will travel to the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra to attend the National Elite Training Camp. It is here they will physically prepare for the World Cup by partaking in daily High Endurance & Cardio workouts followed by four hours of judo. Simmons said “The Olympic Qualifying Competitions are so wide spread that players barely have time to acclimatize before they’re off to the next event. “Samoa will be no exception with very strong Judo expected from Russia, USA, Canada, Korea and Switzerland. I am very happy with my results so far, but there is always room for improvement; U73kgs has a lot of good players and good
depth, I’m deﬁnitely looking at building on my techniques before Samoa.” Woy Woy Judo Club Chief Instructor Danny Simmons (5th Dan) is aware of what his son will be up against in Samoa, himself an Australian Representative and Silver Medalist at the 1968 Oceania Championships in New Zealand. “I’m very proud of Daniel’s selection.” Danny said. “As he knows, being an Olympic qualifying event, the competition will be very tough, but hopefully all his hard work will see him win a few ﬁghts and maybe a medal. “Either way just being there is a reward in itself, the experience stays with you forever so good luck to all of them,” he said. Although not mainstream in Australia, Judo is the second most popular sport in the world with over 70 million players. A full contact sport, Judo improves your core stability, increases physical ﬁtness, balance and coordination. Woy Woy Judo Club commenced in 1982 and is a Community Based Organization that has nurtured State, National & International Representation.
Grommet Comp sees good waves
by Nick Siversten
he MOB (Macs’ Own Boardriders) Grom Comp was held recently at MacMasters Beach and scored some nice little point waves for the occasion.
“The younger members of the club were really stoked about the conditions,” said Grom Comp coordinator Nick Siversten.
“All the groms (U16s) surfed really well; even the hung-over Nick Raymond impressed me after celebrating his 18th the night before. “He made the heat but gave up his position for a much fresher Andy McEwen. “Some of the surfers who really impressed me were newly nicknamed Styler Cochran dropping some big totals throughout the morning.
“Nick Kenny’s always fun to watch too, especially on 2-foot Macs Point. “Plus, Jackson Howell hunting tiny tubes only he could ﬁt in and throwing tail in his ﬁrst heat but he bummed out in the semis.” Mitch Raymond’s backhand attack won him the 14s. Tommy Payne, Jasper Davis, Seamus Hogan and Mike Drennan all surfed well.
Left to Right; Anthony Whitbread, Troy Williams, Troy Wilson
uring the month of September, Toukley RSL were blessed with good weather conditions, which reﬂected the high standard of bowling of which our club championship games are noted.
This particular Saturday (September 24) was no exception, with our bowlers displaying a competent and determined quality of bowling which in turn produced a mixed bag of results. Rink 9 was a ﬁne example of such a game when Vince Mulcahy, Ray Foster and skipper John Sharp played Dave Spiers, Rod Hinchcliff and skipper Peter Hamill. This game started well for Peter, scoring one on the ﬁrst end and then a further four on the second end; however, this early lead was short lived. By the end of the ﬁfth end, John scored seven shots. In response, the Hamill team then added nine shots over six ends, the score now was Peter 14 John 7 and
John had added another three shots at the end of the 12th end. The game was now approaching its conclusion and during the next two ends both teams scored one shot each, score now being Peter 15 and John 11. Over the next ﬁve ends John scored another eight shots the score was now John 19 and Peter 15. During the next two ends, Peter scored a further three shots. This was not enough, as John’s team scored two shots on the ﬁnal end and ﬁnished as winners of this championship match. Final score was John Sharp 21, Peter Hamill18. Rink 10 was the location for the next championship game and the teams were Dean Lewis, Len “Jacko” Jackson and Skipper Jim Elliott. Their opponents were Anthony Whitbread, Troy Williams and Skipper Troy Wilson. Team Elliott gained the ascendancy immediately and was bowling very cautiously but conﬁdently
and at the completion of the eighth end were leading 124. Surprisingly, as the game of Lawn Bowls sometimes goes, Troy Wilson’s team came back strongly and in the space of ﬁve ends added an incredible eleven shots. At the completion of the 13th end, the score was Jim 12 Troy 15 and not to be out done, Jim Elliott’s team rallied and scored a further four shots in three ends. Jim was now holding a one shot advantage 16-15 at this crucial part of the game when Troy Wilson’s team managed to claw back three shots on the seventeenth end and now led 18-16. Jim managed to score four shots from the next two ends which meant the result of this game was now in a precarious position for both teams. The next two ends proved to be somewhat of a disaster for Jim Elliot’s team, when they unfortunately dropped nine shots in the ﬁnal two ends. Final score was Troy Wilson 27 defeating Jim Elliott 20.
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Coast boxer wins state title
by Warwick Whitmore
iddleweight boxer Aaron Scully is a step closer to his London 2012 Olympic dream after a successful campaign at the NSW Middleweight boxing championships held the week of September 26.
The Central Coast Academy of Sport boxer fought against some of the best middleweight ﬁghters in NSW with bouts on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday. “My ﬁghts were against quality opponents - the best middleweights in NSW - and I eventually won, becoming the new NSW middleweight champion”, said Scully. Becoming the new champion entitles Scully to ﬁght at the Australian Olympic selection titles to be held in Hobart in February of 2012. Should the University of Newcastle student be successful on the apple island, he will have the opportunity to ﬁght on the biggest stage of amateur
Nicoll to compete in AMF Masters by Erica Roberts
osford local Lexi Nicoll, one of Australia’s leading Ten Pin bowlers, will be competing in the AMF Australian Masters, held on October 22.
The tournament is one of only eight events on the World Bowling Tour and is bringing some of the
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boxing. “After achieving what I did on the weekend, I’m really focusing on the selection titles in February. “It’s going to be tough to balance training with my exercise and sports physiology degree at uni, but I’m studying close to home
at Newcastle’s Ourimbah Campus and I’m committed to doing my best in and out of the ring”, added Scully. His recent success comes on the back of some good form earlier in the year when Scully won the silver medal at the Paciﬁc Region Boxing Championships,
held in New Caledonia. “I had a couple of bouts in between ﬁghting at the Paciﬁc tournament and the NSW championships, but now I’m going to taper off to make sure that I’m feeling fresh and ready to go for the selection trials in February”, said Scully.
Waterview carnival at Woy Woy WBC
by Miriam Cotton
he annual W a t e r v i e w Carnival was held at Woy Woy Women’s Bowling Club on September 14 and 15, in beautiful weather.
best tenpin bowlers in the world, including the top PBA bowler of the year from the US, to compete against our homegrown talent. Over $100,000 in prize money will be up for grabs in the tournament. As of September 30, Nicoll is 11th in the Australian Adults and second in the youth ranking.
Member selected for finals
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cean Beach Surf Lifesaving Club member Brett Riley has been selected as a ﬁnalist in the Nikon Clubbie of the Year competition, which also contributes to raising money for Ocean Beach Surf Lifesaving Club.
“I try to be involved in Surf Life Saving as much as I can, for example this year I worked at Surf Lifesaving head ofﬁce for work
experience,” said Brett. He said the best thing about being a ‘clubbie’ is “being able to contribute to the community in an enjoyable and positive way”. “Being a ‘clubbie’ is a great way to have fun with your friends, improve your ﬁtness and gain lifesaving skills through awards such as the Bronze medallion,” he said. To vote for Brett, visit www.nikonclubbieoftheyear. com.au/
It was very well supported by bowlers from Umina, Terrigal, Avoca, Gosford City, The Entrance and Lidcombe Clubs. There were many closely fought games and many friendships were renewed and new ones forged. The luncheon, served on both days, was most appreciated and thanks were given to the hard working Social Committee and the new caterers. Through the generous sponsorship of Booths Motor Group, Creightons Funeral Services and many local businesses and individual sponsors, the Club was able to give $1400.00 in prize money to the top five teams. The overall winners were from Terrigal – J.
Bowls makes money for charity by Eve Phillips
mina Beach W o m e n ’ s Bowling Club held its annual Charity Day at Umina on Tuesday September 20 in support for ICA Strong Women - Safe Children.
J. Silvia, J. O’Reilly, D. Fernance and P. Colbran (skip) from Terrigal with Lee, representative of Creightons Funeral Services Silvia, J. O’Reilly, D. Fernance and P. Colbran (skip). The second team was
from Everglades – A. Tucker’s team, with the third from Umina – W. Klein’s team.
These three teams all won the four games and were very close in ends and score.
Sue Harvey was present, on behalf of Creighton’s who sponsored the Charity Day prize money. $3000 was raised on the day and Gwen Jarratt Umina’s President presented a cheque to Fiona Crain of ICA. ICA supports local
women and children on the Central Coast with refuges, emergency care and establishment packs when necessary. The tournament consisted of two games of bowls, with lunch provided. It turned out to be a very windy day, slight built members had a hard time staying grounded. First prize for their bowling were Umina players who won $200 per team, subsequent prizes of $120, $100 and two mystery prizes were handed out on the day.