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Your independent local sports newspaper - 4325 7369

December 1, 2011

Issue 018

Sportstars of the year announced Photo: Naomi Bridges

A crowd of over 250 people celebrated the best of the best in Central Coast sport for 2011 at the 2GO Central Coast Sports Federation Sportstar of the Year Awards on Saturday, November 19. Competition was fierce in each category, with all of the finalists very deserving of recognition for their achievements. The judges had to make extremely tough decisions. asters Person


Sports of the


Stuart Gyngell was awarded the Masters Sports Person of the Year award for his achievements in athletics He won four Gold medals (Discus, Shot, Hammer and Weight throw) in the NSW Masters Championships, five Gold medals (Discus, Shot, Javelin, Weight throw and Throws Pentathlon) and one Silver medal (Hammer) in the Australian Masters Championships and one1 Gold (Shot), two Silver medals (weight throw and throw pentathlon) in the World Masters Championships. He is currently ranked number one in the world for Masters Shot and number one in Australia for Shot, Discus, Weight Throw and Throw Pentathlon. Paul Lemon was announced runner up for his achievements in Surf Life Saving and swimming. Stuart Gyngell

olunteer of the Year


Katie Dixon was awarded the Volunteer of the Year award for her achievements in Surf Life Saving. She received a nomination for her volunteer work across a broad range of areas with Ocean Beach SLSC. Along with completing over 100 patrol hours Katie also commits her time to

Lifesaving Education, Youth retention, First Aid Officer and many other volunteer roles.

oach of the Year


Larry Spencer was awarded Coach of the Year for his commitment within athletics. He coached two International Athletics Gold Medallists Kevin Moore (CommonWealth

Games – 400m) and Lisa Spencer (Oceania Pacific Championships 400m hurdles) He also coached five State Gold Medallists, two International Invitational athletes and six National Qualifiers. Runner up went to Paul Broadbent for his commitment to coaching within Surf Life Saving.

Amy Nurthen


portsperson the Year


NAB Central Coast Sportsperson of the Year went to Amy Nurthen for Surf Life Saving. She won 11 Gold and three Silver Medals in

the NSW surf lifesaving Championships, won Gold, Silver and Bronze in the Under 19 Division of the Australian Surf Lifesaving championships and won Round four of the Nutri Grain Ironwoman series at

Portsea Beach Victoria placed sixth overall in series. Runner up went Cobi Morgan for achievements in rugby touch football.

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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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unior Person Year



Sports of the

Matt Graham was awarded the Junior Sports Person of the Year award for freestyle mogul skiing. He was the winner of the Australian Junior National Championships and came second in the Australian Open Freestyle Mogul Championships. He also won the ABOM Mogul Challenge at Mt Buller, defeating Olympic and World number one Alexandre Bilodeau. Rachelle King was announced runner up for her achievements in Surf and Royal Life Saving.

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ports Person with a Disability

Steve Robson was awarded the Sports Person with a Disability award for his achievements in golf. He was a Gold Medallist

lub/Association of the Year


Umina Surf Life Saving Club was awarded the ClubAssociation of the Year award. It has 752 members with 227 patrolling members and has won 19 medals at the NSW State Masters, 15 medals the NSW Senior, seven medals at the NSW Junior and ďŹ ve medals at the Australian titles. The Club also participated in the Rotary Exchange Student visit with more than 20 students from seven countries, hosted numerous carnivals and participated in many community events


in Division 1 at the Special Olympics State Golf Championships and a Gold Medallist at the Special Olympics World Summer Games (winning by 4 strokes).

He was also voted MVP of the Australian team at the Special Olympics World Summer Games. Rae Anderson was awarded runner up for her achievements in athletics.

including the Beach to Bush program It was also named Central Coast Surf Lifesaving Club of the Year.

from across Australia and Internationally and also supports local clubs through fundraising and promotional opportunities.

entral Coast Sports Event of the Year



The Central Coast 7’s Rugby was announced the Central Coast Sports Event of the Year. This year the Central Coast 7’s Rugby attracted around 400 participants with 16 men’s and 10 women’s teams and in one day saw over 60 matches played. The event attracts teams

ther winners

The Gosford Council Junior Sport Encouragement Awards were awarded to Chloe Costello for tennis, Matt Dawson for hockey and Riley McKay for waterskiing. The Regional Development Australia Outstanding Service to Central Coast Sport award went to Brian Cork for Rugby League.

eam of the Year

Gosford Rebels under-16 Men’s Basketball team was awarded the Team of the Year award. They are the undefeated Country Junior League champions and the Country Champions with a record of three wins and one loss They are also the State Champions with a record of ďŹ ve wins and two losses – competing against teams from across the state and the ACT. The Peninsula Junior Touch U16 boys team was announced runner up.



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entral Coast Academy of Sport (CCAS) athletes Aaron Scully (boxing), Adam Barnes (golf) and Riley McKay (barefoot waterskiing) joined over twenty other talented young athletes from across all NSW Regional Academies of Sport at Parliament House in Sydney on Thursday, November 24.


They met for a parliamentary function hosted by the Speaker of the House the Hon. Shelley Hancock MP and the NSW Minister for Sport, the Hon. Graham Annesley. The NSW Government is a strong supporter of the NSW Regional Academy of

Sport network and provides annual contributions through both funding and resources to all Academies. The parliamentary function included local Members of State Parliament from all regions across NSW along with other highly valued sponsors and supporters of the Academies including ClubsNSW, the major sponsor of the annual ClubsNSW Academy Games. The function was aimed at further recognising the important role that Regional Academies of Sport play within the community and to highlight some of the higher achieving athletes from each Academy. “It was a great honour to represent the Central Coast Academy of Sport at this event and to meet some of the great sponsors and supporters behind our ongoing success was a very

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Central Coast Academy of Sport athletes Riley McKay, Aaron Scully and Adam Barnes at Parliament House in Sydney

enjoyable experience that we don’t get every day,” said golfer Adam Barnes. “We also received a tour of Parliament House by Member for The Entrance Chris Spence, so that added to the overall experience and was very much appreciated by us all,” added Barnes.

Satali to defend national title by Joel Keegan

atali TeviFuimoano of Umina PCYC Boxing Academy is in hard training and preparing to defend his Australian title at the upcoming National Titles in Hobart from February 2-5.


Satali, 14, has had recent victories over distinguished opponents including NSW Champions Eddie Kuras and Koen Mazoudier. He has a record of 13 wins and only two losses as well as winning the PCYC Young Achiever of the Year award.

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arenas. Tyron Cullen of Wadalba was awarded $1000 to participate in the Country Junior Rugby Union (CJRU) 18s Tour which was held in Spain on November 24. Tyron was selected for the NSW CJRU 18s Team after exceptional performances during the Country Championships. Copacabana resident Jamie Carr was awarded $500 and will represent NSW at the Australian All Schools Championships to be held in Brisbane from December 3-4. She was selected for the NSW team after qualifying first in the U15 Years 200 Hurdles and U15 Years 200 Sprint during the NSW All Schools Championships earlier this year.

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Sydney FC no match for Mariners oals to Patrick Zwaanswijk, Michael McGlinchey and substitute Troy Hearfield earned Central Coast Mariners all three points over NSW rival Sydney FC in round 7 of the Hyundai A-League played at the Sydney Football Stadium on Saturday, November 19.


The 3-2 triumph lifted the Mariners to second place on the Hyundai A-League ladder, the teams’ highest position in this campaign. Sydney twice came within a goal of the yellow and navy with Nick Carle and Brett Emerton hitting the back of the net for the hosts; however, Central Coast complemented their polished display with some dogged late defending to deny the Sky Blues in front of 13,947 fans. The Mariners took the lead in the 41st minute, when towering Dutch defender

Patrick Zwaanswijk struck a thunderbolt of a free kick past a hapless Liam Reddy in the Sydney goal. Daniel McBreen won the set piece, having been dragged down 20 metres from goal, before Zwaanswijk unleashed an unstoppable drive at ‘The Cove’ end. Zwaanswijk’s goal was just reward for a first half of good enterprise and possession play by the Mariners. The former Utrecht favourite headed over the woodwork in the sixth minute, while young attacker Bernie Ibini forced Reddy into a smart reaction save in the 35th minute. Former Newcastle Jets marksman Mark Bridge had the best opportunity of the first half for Sydney in the eighth minute; however, he scooped his shot from close range well over Justin Pasfield’s goal. The Mariners took off where they left off after the interval, dictating play and making Viteslav Lavicka’s men do the majority of the

running. With youngster Mustafa Amini having entered the fray, the yellow and navy added to their slender advantage in the 66th minute. Good work through midfield saw Amini link with Pedj Bojic wide on the right, with Bojic firing an inchperfect pass towards the penalty spot. An onrushing McGlinchey connected first time with Bojic’s ball, flying into the back of the net to send the travelling support into raptures. Intent on clawing their way back into the match and knowing they had the ability to do so, Sydney FC poured forward and got themselves back in the game on 77 minutes. Hirofumi Moriyasu fed Bridge, whose shot was well saved by Pasfield, but the rebound fell kindly to Carle who headed into an unguarded net from the edge of the area. Arnold introduced impressive attacker Troy Hearfield into the match

in the 79th minute and the utility instantly rewarded his coach’s faith with a goal with one of his first touches. Matt Simon did well to make his way to the biline before cutting back for Hearfield who slotted calmly past Reddy to restore the Mariners two-goal lead. Despite the yellow and navy being in a dominant position, Sydney FC showed they will be a team every Hyundai A-League side has to watch until the final second of the match this season. Indeed, Qantas Socceroo Emerton lashed an impressive free kick home to make the score 3-2 in the 88th minute and set up some frantic moments before full-time. Nevertheless, Central Coast held firm in the dying moments of what was an entertaining match. With Sydney sending almost everyone forward, Pasfield showed all his courage in launching his body through a crowd of players to send the ball away for a corner. It would prove to be one of the final actions of an enthralling Hyundai A-League round 7 encounter and define the grit and

determination on display from Graham Arnold’s men. Post match, Mariners goalscorer Zwaanswijk said the camaraderie between the Central Coast players is what is helping drive the team’s good run of form. “We’re a good bunch of players, but more than that we’re a good bunch of friends,” Zwaanswijk said. “When one player makes a mistake everyone is working hard to help him out and fix it.

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“I think that’s what helped us tonight. “Because we are so close we are willing to fight for one another.” Arnold said his team deserved the win. “I think the scoreline flattered Sydney to be honest,” Arnold said. “Again, it was a great team performance and highlights both the depth we have in our squad and the work ethic among this group of players.”

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Late goals put Mariners on top he Central Coast Mariners have consolidated second spot on the Hyundai A-League ladder with a strong 3-1 victory over the Melbourne Heart in their Week 8 encounter at Bluetongue Stadium on Saturday, November 26.


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John Hutchinson had the best chance of the match thus far in the 32nd minute. Some intelligent leadup from Amini found Hutchinson, who drove the ball with plenty of venom towards Clint Bolton’s goal. Unfortunately, the shot clipped Ibini’s trailing leg and deflected harmlessly away from the goal. The Heart had one final chance to notch a goal against the run of play when Maycon went on a weaving run, but a resolute Mariners defence held firm and it appeared that the first half would remain a stalemate. Matt Simon had other ideas. After winning a corner

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in stoppage time, Alex Wilkinson in his milestone match soared above his marker to get the ball to the striker, who under enormous pressure, was able to turn and drive the ball home while being perpendicular to the ground. It was a fantastic finish from the marksman, and was a real confidence booster going into the sheds for the home after a lackluster first half by their lofty standards. It was the visitors who began the second term stronger as the home side struggled to get into a rhythm during the opening exchanges. Pedj Bojic was the busiest player on the park as he had many fine touches in what was an end-to-end stage of the match. Heart substitute David Williams went within inches of heading home with his first touch in the 59th minute, and the scare shook the home side out of their slumber. Pressing forward in search of an elusive goal, the home side showed good determination to string together passes with some good touches from McGlinchey, Amini, Hutchinson and Troy Hearfield but were unable to find the knock-out blow. With the confidence that a winning streak can bring, Melbourne Heart striker Maycon almost got his side on level terms after he manufactured a chance from nothing. Despite being heavily marked, Maycon was able to get his shot away which forced Mariners custodian Justin Pasfield to make his first real save of the afternoon. The visitors wouldn’t have to wait long for another

chance. In the 78th minute a floating free-kick found the imposing head of Eli Babalj who was able to nod home past an outstretched Pasfield. At 1-all, and with time on the clock the Mariners were desperate to regain the lead. Four minutes later the opportunity to do so presented itself when referee Gerard Parsons adjudged Germano to have handled the ball in the box, and immediately pointed to the penalty spot. Daniel McBreen stepped up to take the all-important kick, and ice-cool under pressure the veteran calmly slotted the ball home. Knowing the capabilities of the visitors to score late goals, the Mariners were determined not to give the Heart any opportunity to get back into the match. Pasfield handled everything thrown at him with aplomb, but the points would ultimately be sealed from the head of Patrick Zwaanswijk. The experienced

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Dutchman who scored a stunning free kick the weekend before against Sydney FC underscored his importance to the Central Coast side with a textbook header late in regular time. Post match, Mariners head coach Graham Arnold emphasised that the biggest positive he could take from the match was that despite his team not playing to their full capacity, they still earned three crucial Hyundai A-League points. “The biggest positive is that when you don’t play well, and you still win,” Arnold said. “One thing I always know is that I can never walk into the dressing room and be angry with them for not putting an effort in because they die on the field for me. “And when they do that they keep themselves in with a great chance of winning,” he said. Skipper Wilkinson said that while his 150th Hyundai A-League appearance is a great personal milestone, he was more concerned with his side earning the three competition points. “It’s a great milestone – something that you look back on at the end of your career, but it’s more important for three points tonight and I’m just glad we got them,” Wilkinson said. “To get two late goals is fantastic. “The team spirit and the character that we’ve got is fantastic and that’s what got us through tonight.” The Mariners continue their 2011/12 Hyundai A-League campaign with a trip to the City of Churches to take on Adelaide United on Friday, December 2. With three points in the bag, and an F3 derby against the Newcastle Jets to look forward to the next time they take to their Bluetongue surface the Mariners are well placed as they chase the Brisbane Roar on the Hyundai A-League table.

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New investors for Mariners by Ben O’Neill

entral Coast Mariners have confirmed that talks are underway with potential new investors in the Hyundai A-League club.


The Mariners have taken the step of announcing the existence of talks to assure the Central Coast community that the foundation principles of the club will be protected. “We are renowned as the community club of the Hyundai A-League due to our engagement with the people of the Central Coast,” said Central Coast Mariners

chairman Mr Peter Turnbull. “I want to assure our members and our fans that the foundation principles that underpin our club are non-negotiable. “Those very strengths are what have attracted the potential new investors. “To continue the growth of the Mariners, we need to replenish our capital and that’s what the talks aim to achieve. “The Central Coast community is rightly proud of what the Mariners have built and this process is about making our house sustainable for the longterm.”

Mr Turnbull stated that the club is still on firm footing, but is experiencing shortterm cash flow difficulties. “Our players and staff understand the situation and remain supportive of the club’s management,” said Turnbull. “We are working with the FFA and have a sound business model in place. “Our long-term vision for a diversified business includes the Centre of Excellence, the first stage of which sees the Soccer5s complex having its first open day next Wednesday. “Central Coast Mariners are in a good position.

“We are currently sitting second on Hyundai A-League ladder and are about to enter our second stint in the AFC Champions League. “I have no doubt Central Coast Mariners will go from strength to strength and with the investment of new capital we will only become a stronger force in Australian football,” Turnbull concluded. Talks with the potential investors remain Commercial in Confidence and no further comment will be made by the club at this stage.

Gallagher selected for Olyroos entral Coast M a r i n e r s defender Sam Gallagher was drafted into Aurelio Vidmar’s Qantas Australian U23s squad for the crucial London 2012 qualifier against Uzbekistan at Parramatta Stadium that ended nil all on Sunday, November 27.


Baird moves to Malaysia by Ben O’Neill

entral Coast M a r i n e r s confirmed striker Michael Baird has been released from the club and has joined Malaysian Super League (MSL) side Sabah FA as of Monday November 28, effective immediately.


In line with recent media coverage, the Mariners can confirm Baird, 28, flew to Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia earlier in November to trial with the team and get a taste of what would prove to be his new surrounds. Having impressed the Malaysian clubs’ coaching staff, Baird has signed for Sabah, with his new side set to compete in the restructured and rejuvenated Malaysian top flight. An appreciative Baird was thankful that the Mariners signed a termination of his contract so he could take on a new football adventure. “The Mariners have been very supportive throughout this whole process,” Baird

said. “They allowed me to travel to Malaysia to show Sabah what I could do and, thankfully, didn’t stand in my way to take up Sabah’s offer.” “I am looking forward to this next test in a new environment. “I like new challenges and this is something very different for me.” “I enjoyed living on the Central Coast and sincerely hope my old teammates carry on their good form for the rest of the season,” he said. Central Coast Mariners Head Coach, Graham Arnold, wished Baird well in his Malaysian adventure and said he was sure he would excel in the MSL. “Michael had a good pre-season with us and of course we are sure he will perform very well in his time with Sabah,” Arnold said. Baird’s initial contract with the team from the 35,000 capacity Likas Stadium in Kota Kinabalu is for oneseason, plus an option for further year.

then elected to bring in the more experienced Mariners defender Gallagher instead. Gallagher’s selection was another milestone in his burgeoning career. Having represented the

Qantas Young Socceroos at the past two FIFA U20 World Cups, Gallagher took the next step in his national team’s career by joining the camp. A left-side specialist,

by Ben O’Neill

Gallagher has put in a string of impressive performances for the yellow and navy’s National Youth League team over recent weeks.

Vidmar had reconsidered his selection of Curtis Good for his squad following the suspension of fellow defender Aziz Behich who picked up his second yellow card of the AFC Asian Qualifiers for the 2012 London Games against Iraq in Doha on Tuesday, November 22. While he called up Melbourne Heart defender Good shortly after the match against Iraq, Vidmar

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Sherriff to compete in Asia Pacific championships

by Sue Hill

ttalong Bowling Club’s Aron Sherriff will compete in the Asia Pacific Bowls Championships from November 30 to December 11 in Adelaide


The event will feature 15 men’s teams and 13 women’s teams from Asia Pacific nations from Japan to Samoa to the USA and Canada.

Australia’s all-star line up for the event includes Commonwealth games medallists and world number two Brett Wilkie, world number four Karen Murphy, world number eight Kelsey Cottrell and the 2010 World Champion of Champion, world number 5 Aron Sherriff. After dominating the last Asia Pacific Championships held in 2009 in Kuala Lumpur with a medal haul that included two gold, two silver

and three bronze from eight events, the Australians are eager to once again perform well on the international stage – especially on home turf. The 2011 Asia Pacific Championships will be played at Lockleys Bowling Club and Holdfast Bay Bowls and Croquet Club in Adelaide. This event is a precursor to Adelaide hosting the World Bowls Championships in 2012.

Wamberal President’s Day by Bryan Keating

a m b e r a l W o m e n ’ s Bowling Club’s M a r g a r e t M c C r e a d i e ’ s president’s day was


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The day was attended by around 80 guests, which

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included State and District representatives and five members of Margaret’s family. The room was beautifully decorated in a lemon and aqua theme and Margaret made and decorated her own cake. Merit awards were presented to Denise Gosling, Faye Sims and Yvonne Sargent.

Mixed Triples at Toukley

by Barry Middleton

oukley Bowling Club held its Mixed Triples Championship game on Sunday, November 6, with both teams made up of tried and tested bowlers.


Team number one consisted of Peter Grogan (Lead) with Mona Wiggins (second) and the wily Ken Carter (skip). Their adversaries on the day were Judy McMillan (lead) Harvey Street (second) and skippered by Wally Cook. Team Carter opened the scoring with one shot and it soon became evident that every bowler was going to have difficulty with the speed of the green as was evident with a number of well intended shots finishing

in the sand. As a subsequence to a nervous and calculated start, the Cook trio managed to score three shots on the very next end. Not to be out bowled, Ken Carter’s team replied with a further four shots over two ends. Team Cook took another one shot and was immediately answered with one shot. Over the next three ends, the Cook trio managed to score a further five shots; the game had now become very tight and all the players were putting down good bowls. Ken Carter’s team succeeded by scoring another two shots, the score now being team Carter, 8, Cook trio, 9, at the end of the 10th end. The game at this stage

was well balanced and could have gone either way, however, the Ken Carter’s team experienced all sorts of difficulties and dropped an incredible 17 shots in six ends. The score was now Cook, 26, and Carter 8. Carter briefly rallied his embattled team by scoring another two shots but this was not enough and they were finally defeated, but not disgraced. The final score being, the Wally Cook trio, 30, and the Ken Carter team, 10. All six bowlers were to be commended for their individual performances and their good sportsperson like abilities that they displayed during the Mixed Triples Championship Final of 2011.

Umina’s 52 year celebrations by Eve Phillips

resentation day at Umina Beach Women’s Bowling Club was held on Tuesday, November 8.


Not only was it Presentation Day for all the ladies who won matches throughout the year, but it was our ladies club’s 52nd Birthday. Donation of toys was collected for the Salvation Army Christmas appeal, Hans Schryver Divisional Emergency coordinator from Newcastle Division

accepted the toys on their behalf. A friendly game of bowls was played in the morning, followed by a BBQ lunch prepared by the men’s bowlers. Awards were presented by Gwen Jarratt, (president) and committee members to the Major Singles - D Burrows, runner up R Davis. Major Pairs - G Jarratt and P Neal, runners up Y Gordon, B Allen. Triples C Johnston, J Gaul, and C Cole, runners up P Neal, S Clark and D Burrows. Fours J Haigh, B Cusak, G Jarrratt

and B Bartle, runners up J Boardman, A McHale, L Kennedy and E Gould. Minor Singles - L Chenoweth, runner up C Boyd. Minor Pairs - C Johnston and C Cole, runners up L Longman and P Clare. The Encouragement Award went to the hard working Lorraine Field. Finalising the day, 90yr old Patron of our Club, Ruth Winsor (assisted by Shirley Cupitt) cut the birthday cake and wished that the 53rd year would be as successful.

December 1, 2011 - GRANDSTAND - P9

King and Queen of the Central Coast Crowned


State Honours for Sherriff and Richardson by Bob Bourke

by Steve Stead

he King and Queen of the Central Coast lawn bowls competition was held at Umina Beach Bowling Club in November.


Forty-two teams from the Central Coast, Newcastle, North Coast, South Coast and Sydney contested the event over three days. Weather conditions

looked menacing at first but cleared up to give way to fine weather for the three days of competition. The first two days saw the teams fighting for a place in the final with 14 teams from each qualifying day to play off for the title. The final day saw some of the more fancied struggle and after the second round of 18 ends several teams were still in with a chance

and the final result was not confirmed until the last few ends of the final game. With a late surge John and Denise Ellison from The Entrance emerged as outright winners after Allan Breakwell and Judy King were held to a close game by Leanne Chenoweth and Steve England from the Umina club.

Reg Richardson Bowls NSW 2011 Outstanding Senior Club Personality of the Year 1997). of all the Ettalong Bowling This caps off a great Club’s titles for 2011 year for Aron, who also winning the Major Singles, won the Men’s Singles at Pairs, Triples and Fours the Asia Pacific Merdeka Championships and was in Championships in October the Ettalong side that won 2011, the NSW State the Zone 15 No1 Pennant Singles Title and was for 2011. runner-up in the State Ettalong club mate Pairs (with Tony Laguzza) Reg Richardson received and the State Triples (with the Bowls NSW 2011 Harley McDonald and John Outstanding Senior Club Aron, 26, was named the Roberts) finals plus he Personality of the Year 2011 Bowler of the Year for played a significant role in Award which recognises the third time (with wins also the Keno Hi-Jackers NSW those older members (60 in 2005 and 2007) to become State Side 2011 campaign years and over) who have the only other bowler to win which saw the Hi-Jackers contributed in a significant this prestigious award three victorious in every interstate way to the welfare of their club, fellow bowlers and times equalling the record of series they played in. If that wasn’t enough, he their local community over a bowls legend Rex Johnson OAM (1989, 1990 and also made a clean sweep long period of time.

ttalong Bowling Club members Aron Sherriff and Reg Richardson were winners at the 2011 Bowls NSW Annual Presentation Evening held at the Bowlers Club of NSW on Wednesday, November 23.


Friendly match between bowls clubs by Bob Bourke

he annual Creightons Funeral Service Challenge was held at Bateau Bay Bowling Club on Monday, November 28, and is a friendly “war” between the North and the South bowling clubs on the Central Coast.


During the short opening ceremony Bowls Central Coast president Kevin Dring announced that the North’s Side-Captain would be Eddie O’Brien, a former Zone president and No1 Pennant player, while current Veterans Singles and Pairs Champion Brian Burrows did the honours for the South. The Challenge was a fun social day for the over 70-year-old bowlers. You could almost hear the sounds of “The Battle

Hymn Of The Republic” and “Dixieland” as 64 veteran soldiers took to the Bateau Bay green under pleasant playing conditions for a game of bowls among good mates. All rinks completed 21 ends and the rink scores were then tallied with the “battle” honours going to the South with 165 shots to the North’s 136 shots. The soldiers then marched into The Bias Room in the club house

for a well earned drink and a lunch of roast beef and vegies. Creightons Funeral Service (the biggest sponsor of bowls on the Central Coast) community liaison manager Lee Caddis was there to watch the games and to present the Challenge Shield to the South’s Side Captain Brian Burrows and commented that Creightons were proud to sponsor and support bowlers on the Central Coast.



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Pretty Beach cricket program by Deborah Callender

Central Coast Junior Representative Cricket

by Aidan Cuddington

n another excellent round for Central Coast Junior Cricket on the weekend of November 19, the U10s, U12s, U13s and U16s finished the roundrobin component of the NSW DCA c o m p e t i t i o n undefeated and have earned the right to play home qualifying finals.


The U11 and U15 sides will play away games, while the U14 team missed out on qualification. The U10 team had a comfortable win over Bankstown thanks to 70 from Joseph Liddle. The U11s lost to Sutherland. The U12s thrashed Penrith thanks to half centuries from Nathan Doyle and Michael Glassock, the U13s accounted for Canterbury, the U14s lost to North Shore, the U15s lost to North Shore despite 89

retty Beach Public School students have been participating in the school’s cricket


program this term. The program is aimed at teaching the students new skills and the basics of cricket.

by Neil McDonald

for under-14 and under-16 age groups. The competition will run through until the end of February when finals for both age groups will be held. The competition

entral Coast cricketer Lily Bardsley played for the Lorna Thomas trophy in a 40/40 city vs. country fixture on Saturday, November 19, at Blacktown International Sports Park.

C by Aiden Cuddington

he Central Coast Junior Cricket Association has announced the commencement of the Weetbix Cup T20 competition

team in last place with a lot of work ahead. The team is determined to make good next season and the performances of other zones like Western who have bounced back from poor previous years shows that they can return to the top of Country Cricket. In a rain affected weekend of November 26 and 27, the U15s were eliminated due to finishing lower on the ladder when their game was washed out. The U10s played out a tie but will play in the semifinals, the U11s lost, but due to being the highestranked loser, will continue their finals campaign and the U12s and U13s both had good wins. The U16s were washed out, but they continue in the finals due to finishing the top-ranked team in the round-robin series. The U10s U12s, U13s and U16s all play home semi-finals on the Sunday, December 4, with the U11s playing away.

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not out from Lochie Gale, and the U16s drew with Bankstown in a rain-affected match. “Individually, we have had some good performers but the teams have been the success stories,” said Central Coast Cricket Association executive officer Mr Aidan Cuddington. Lochie Gale leads the U15 batting high scorers, while Michael Glassock in the U12s has an average of 126 and Joseph Liddle leads the U10 run-scorers. Of the bowlers, Jack Harris is third in the U12s and Lachlan O’Dowd leads the U13s. The U16s will miss Kieran Elley, who is overseas with Australian U15 schoolboys XI, but they are a strong team and will challenge for the title. Unfortunately, the Opens team returned from a rainaffected NSW Country Championships in Wagga with nothing to show for their efforts. Two heavy losses in the only games played left the

gives young players the opportunity to try their hands at T20 cricket and to emulate the stars of the upcoming Big Bash series.

Winning the toss, Country had no hesitation in taking first use of the pitch. With the mercury rising, openers Leah Poulton and Rachael Haynes scored freely to bring up the 50 from 8 overs. Haynes skied a ball from Alison Parkin with the score

just short of 100 to be the first batter dismissed for 39. Captain Alex Blackwell (4) dragged a leggie from young Celeste Raack onto her stumps and soon after Poulton (56) holed out positioning her pull shot directly down Hannah Trollip’s throat on the boundary at mid-wicket. The runs dried up and wickets fell regularly as country slumped from 1-92 to be 7-121 before a patient Kara Sutherland (21) found an ally in under-18 representative Lily Bardsley who hit freely (42no off 41). The eighth wicket fell at 153 and the tail wagged to put on 35 for the remaining two wickets and the innings came to a close in the 40th over. Raack (3-16 off 8) and Sarah Coyte (2-18 off 8) served City best with the ball precipitating the Country middle-order collapse. The Country total of 190 seemed well short of par in the hot conditions and so it was as City mowed down the required runs with six overs to spare. Openers Kath Koschel (42) and Hannah Trollip (77) were untroubled in putting on 103 for the 1st wicket to

provide the ideal platform and take the game away from Country. Koschel was eventually bowled by part-time legspinner Leah Poulton. The second wicket fell at 159 also to leg-spin when Trollip (77) was caught on the crease LBW to Bridget Webster. Captain Alyssa Healy remained 52 not out from 38 balls and Sarah Coyte, eight not out to guide the City team home. The unavailability of some experienced players for both sides provided the opportunity for Grade and underage state representatives to mix it with NSW and Australian representatives, an opportunity each said they would never forget. City Captain Alyssa Healy accepted the Lorna Thomas trophy at the post-match presentation on behalf of her team and commented that the match was a hard-fought affair and that she was proud of her team’s effort in the field to set up victory and retain the trophy. Hannah Trolllip was selected as the Player of the Match for her innings of 77.

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On The Water

Fishing on the Coast ell it’s that time of year again, nearing Christmas, and on the fishing scene, things are starting to hot up.


Umina Beach is producing some of the biggest sand whiting seen for years, with the best bait to use either fresh tube worms of blood worms. Rob Longney of Ya Local Bait and Boats in Woy Woy has always got plenty of stock, not to mention fresh squid and prawns.

Brisbane Water is starting to fire up, with plenty of surface action. In the way of fresh bait, the garfish have turned up along with some good sized land mullet and the humble yellowtail which is top bait for kingfish if they’re kept alive. With this amount of baitfish around it simply means all you need to do is catch fresh bait before you plan your trip. The old stale bread is best for that.

The water temperature is now picking up which means its Jewfish time. If you intend to catch your own bait, run in tide around a weed bed is best with a razorback squid jig. Fish in an area where the water drops away to deep water where the weed meets the sand. Fresh squid is best, so take it home in a bait bucket in saltwater and wrap it in a freezer bag in a container, making sure the squid is covered in salt water.

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THU - 1 0045 - 1.27 0622 - 0.62 1240 - 1.53 1927 - 0.44

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well on the run in tide using soft plastics for dusky flathead. The best colours on the soft plastics are brown with light blue speckles and the other looks like a poddie mullet. These lures are the best for results and can be bought at most tackle stores. Meanwhile at the Oyster Shed near Woy Woy Bay, some excellent whiting and bream have been taken on

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Central Coast Academy of Sports awards night c a p a c i t y a u d i e n c e , consisting of athletes, their families, academy sponsors and dignitaries, filled the Mingara Recreation Club Showroom for the 7th Annual Central Coast Academy of Sport Award’s Night, held on Monday, November 28.


Hosted by CCAS Chairman Mark Holton, the Awards Night recognised individual athlete’s participation in their respective CCAS program, and also highlighted outstanding achievements by athletes, through the presentation of ‘Encouragement’ awards and ‘Athlete of the Year’ awards for each squad.

ere is a full list of the award winners for the 2011 Central Coast Academy of Sport Award’s Night.


Major Awards: Female Athlete of the Year: Maddie Powell Male Athlete of the Year: Jack Booker Chairman’s Award: Adam Barnes Ray Sandell Award: John Millard

The major awards for the night went to John Millard (Ray Sandell Award for Outstanding Services to the CCAS), Adam Barnes (Chairman’s Award), Jack Booker (Male Athlete of the Year) and Maddie Powell (Female Athlete of the Year). It capped off a breakthrough year for Powell on the international stage, as she won two gold medals and a silver medal at the Oceania Games, held in Samoa. “This is amazing, and so unexpected. “We all do this [play sport] because we love what we do, and it’s great that the academy recognises our achievements”, said Powell. Jack Booker, who won the 2011 CCAS Male athlete of the Year award, was unable to attend the awards ceremony as he was touring Spain as the captain of the NSW Country Rugby Union

U18s side. In a recorded speech, Booker thanked the academy of sport, its coaching staff and his family for supporting him in his

pursuit for success as a Rugby Union player. John Millard received the ‘Ray Sandell Award’ for his outstanding contribution to the academy of sport through




D e v e l o p m e n t Encouragement Award: Tara Angell Development Athlete of the Year: Jackson Collett Elite Encouragement Award: Charlie Brooks Elite Athlete of the Year: Lisa Spencer

Basketball: Encouragement Award: Hannah Turrise Female Athlete of the Year: Matilda Wilson Male Athlete of the Year: Oliver Robilliard

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Encouragement Award: Michael Clancy Athlete of the Year: Patrick Joseph


his role as a board member of several Central Coast organisations, including Mingara Recreation Club, while Adam Barnes was presented with the

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‘Chairman’s Award’ for his faultless representation of the academy whenever called upon. CCAS managing director Ian Robilliard closed the night by thanking all of those whose contributions allow the academy to function, congratulating the athletes on all of their successes for the past twelve months, and also acknowledging the athlete’s parents, who sacrifice so much in order for their children to pursue a career as a sportsperson. The Academy of Sport was first launched back in January 2004 by Ian Robilliard and Ray Sandell. It started with four sports programs and 70 athletes and now has 12 sports programs and nearly 300 athletes. Over 1500 athletes have passed through the Academy in seven years.

Encouragement Award: Chloe West Athlete of the Year: Jake Constantinidis


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Marlins defeat Cronulla entral Coast Marlins baseball team defeated Cronulla 10-5 in a rain-shortened SML encounter at ELS Hall, Ryde, on Wednesday, November 16.


In constant light drizzle, the opening two innings proved to be a tight pitching duel, with Jarrett Commane taking the mound for the Marlins. Marlins opened the scoring in the top of the third inning, when Adam Howe double ignited a three run inning. Cronulla replied straight away however, with a two run home run bringing the lead back to 3-2. Central Coast’s offence then replied in the top of the fourth inning, when Scott

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Harrison led off with a safe hit and was followed by another Howe double and a Tim Joughin double. Marlins then led 6-2. The top of the ďŹ fth saw a Cronulla pitching change as a number of patient Marlins’ hitters drew walks. This coupled with some well executed sacriďŹ ce y balls allowed Central Coast jump out to a 10-2 lead. With the drizzle turning to rain, the Marlins defence was tested, as Cronulla plated three runs to narrow the gap to 10-5. The game was called for a Marlins 10-5 victory due to rain. The Central Coast Marlins Sydney Major League match against the Penrith Panthers on Wednesday, November 23, was cancelled due to the rain.

osford Council has supported the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon event to be held at the Peninsula Leisure Centre and James Browne Oval on January 22, next year.


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he U5-3s Terrigal United Soccer Club played Kanwal Soccer Club at Bluetongue Stadium on Saturday, November 26.


The 10 minute game was one of three played in the half time break during the

Central Coast Mariners Vs Melbourne Heart match. The event was organised by the Central Coast Mariners, and the U5s were extremely excited to be able to play on the big stage in front of 7500 people.

Council, at its meeting of Tuesday, November 22, resolved to waive associated event hire fees for the Peninsula Leisure Centre and James Browne Oval, with costs totalling $5538.40. Council also resolved to contribute sponsorship of $15,920 to the event by covering all operational costs

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Council supported last year’s event through the provision of operational in kind support of $4350 and waiving of associated fees totalling $7167. Sanitarium conďŹ rmed that it would like to continue the Woy Woy stage of the series and is committed to continuing at this site for at least a total of a ďŹ ve year term. If the event remains popular and sustainable, event organisers said they would hope the event would remain on the Coast longer. The Central Coast event has been elevated in prominence to be the ďŹ rst event of the series, potentially attracting

increased media interest as well as participation and spectator rates. Registration for participants has commenced and will continue until January 9, next year. Event organisers have estimated for the 2012 event to attract 900 participants due to increased capability due to reviewed course plans and festival site layouts. The potential capacity estimated for this site is 2000 participants in future years which is comparable to the Sydney event at Homebush Bay, which is at capacity with 2000 participants annually.

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group of awar d-winning ambassadors from Sanitarium jetted off to Cambodia on Friday, November 18, to participate in an exciting community project with International Children’s Care (ICC), taking with them not only their muscles and enthusiasm, but precious cargo from the Berkeley Vale Soccer Club.


Recognised for their commitment to upholding the company’s philosophy and values, the 10 Sanitarium ambassadors helped paint, prepare and open a new school in the ICC’s ‘Hope Children’s Village’ built using a $30,000 donation from

the Sanitarium Ambassador Awards Program and a $5000 contribution from Sanitarium’s marketing department. While in Cambodia, the ambassadors also assisted with general education and hygiene programs, held a sports and obstacle course day for 300 children in the village and distributed hundreds of soccer shirts and 40 pairs of boots provided by Berkeley Vale Soccer Club. Sanitarium CEO Kevin Jackson travelled alongside the ambassadors and said he was thrilled to be supporting the project aimed at helping provide a brighter future for children. “Assisting and supporting this Cambodian village will be a life changing experience for our ambassadors and it is an opportunity we are proud to be able to provide as a

reward for those who truly embody our mission, values and community spirit,” said Mr Jackson. “At Sanitarium, we are committed to making a real and positive difference in communities. “The donation of funds and community support through our Ambassador Awards Program is just one of the ways we are taking meaningful action to help other communities thrive and live happier, healthier lives,” he said. Mr Jackson said the donation of sporting goods by Berkeley Vale Soccer Club and its members will also mean 300 kids no longer have to share just eight pairs of boots when they play soccer. “It is amazing to see how our local community has rallied to support those in need,” he said.

Men of Football he Central Coast Chapter of Men of Football is now officially up and running.


Following a meeting held at Mingara Recreation Club on Wednesday, November 16, an Executive Committee was elected with Lawrie McKinna as president, David Harris vice president and Ray Sandell as secretarytreasurer. The executive, together with eight other members, will form the management committee. Fifty four people have already signed up as fully paid members with another twenty applicants waiting for registration to be approved. Men Of Football was formed in April 2009 in Newcastle and is a charity organisation that will assist all former football players, referees, officials and their families who fall on hard times, together with current young up and coming footballers to realise their potential at a higher level in the game. The first Central Coast fundraising event will be

held on Saturday, December 10, at Bluetongue Stadium when the Mariners will play Newcastle Jets in an A-League fixture. The day is a joint venture between the Central Coast and Hunter Chapters, and will include a pre A-league match function, and a fifteen minute each way football match between the two Chapters prior to the A-League game. An after A-League match

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function will be held for all players that participated in the earlier match together with invited guests. Information tables will be set up at each entrance where information concerning Men Of Football can be collected and prospective members signed up. Membership cost is $10.00 per year or $100.00 for a Lifetime Membership.

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osford Council has endorsed the Narara Valley Sporting Precinct for submission in the Regional D eve l o p m e n t Australia Fund (RDAF) round two.

Council has allocated $200 million dollars for Round Two, which will provide dollar for dollar funding to support priority projects in regional Australia. Council will also write to the Federal Members for Robertson and Dobell requesting their support of this project. The proposed Narara Valley Sporting Precinct would provide Narara Valley residents and the wider Central Coast Community with state of the art facilities suitable for staging local and regional sporting and community events while maintaining a focus on enhancement of the surrounding environment including endangered ecological vegetation communities. The development would incorporate sporting fields, a recreation building including amenities and a clubhouse and the provision of a viewing platform overlooking the surrounding Wetlands. In addition, the development of a Joint Use Agreement with NSW Department of Education

would allow for the inclusion of the school sporting facilities for community use. It is an aim for the project to include an upgrade of the school facilities to competition standard. There is currently a significant lack of available green space across the City for sports fields and existing sports fields are suffering from overuse. This facility would therefore provide open space areas for incorporating sporting facilities for training, competition and participation in active recreation along with passive recreation opportunities, easing the pressure placed on other sporting facilities. The proposed Narara Valley Sporting Precinct would deliver a multitude of benefits to local and visiting communities including social, recreational, environmental and access benefits. The development of the project would provide high quality, sustainable, accessible and integrated recreation facilities for the benefit of the whole community regardless of age or ability. The provision of this type of high quality, multifaceted facility highlights Council’s understanding that the provision of low cost recreational opportunities contribute to the physical, mental and

social development of the community. The total project cost would be $5 million. The Regional Development Australia Fund is a national program to support Australia’s regions and enhance their wellbeing and economic development. The program is administered by the Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government. It is designed to ensure that new investments build on strengths and reflect the characteristics, opportunities and challenges of our diverse regions. The objective of the RDAF is to support the economic, environmental and community needs of Australia’s regions by providing funding for projects that meet the identified priorities of regional communities, as articulated in RDA Regional Plans. Round two opened on Thursday, November 3, with grants of between $500,000 and $15 million available to eligible applicants. Preference was given to applications which demonstrated partnership funding on a dollar for dollar basis for grant requests of $5 million or less and of $2 for every $1 of RDAF funding for grant requests over $5 million.


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Glenworth Valley Stampede

he Glenworth Valley Stampede was held on Saturday, November 19, with around 6200 competitors.


The Valley Stampede donated $2000 to Central Coast Community Chest, which supports approximately 80 Australian charities working at the grass roots level in areas of children, families,

disabilities, youth, welfare and the aged. Some of these charities included the Australian Red Cross, Lifeline, Youth Connections, MS Society, Breakaway, Handbrake Turn and Riding for the Disabled. Valley Stampede participants also donated an additional $1000 to Central Coast Community Chest. Around 1000 people camped at Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures, with 15

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volunteers from the Central Coast Volunteer Rescue Association directing traffic and parking. Broken Bay Scouts and Central Coast Dragon Boat Club provided 40 volunteers to assist with registrations, course marshals, drink station and cloakroom duties Spencer, Wendoree and Kariong Rural Fire Service also provided 20 volunteers to hose down muddy competitors.

Half century for Woy Woy by Tim Mcparlane

oy Woy Junior Rugby League Football Club will be proudly celebrating its 50th anniversary next year.


The club has a number of social and fundraising events planned for past and present players, coaches, managers, trainers, committee members and supporters. These events include a Season Launch Family Picnic Day set down for Sunday, April 15, a hopeful return for the first home game of the season for all

Roosters teams to Woy Woy Oval and State of Origin Nights at the Club. A Trivia Karaoke night is also on the cards after last year’s huge success and a raffle with first prize winning a package for two adults to attend State of Origin game one in Melbourne with flights, accommodation, tickets to the game and admission to pre-game functions included. The club will also have a number of commemorative items up for sale during the year including a 50th anniversary club football. The entire club will have

new playing strips after a competition, which was open to all 2011 players, was held with Jasmine Wolfes’ design voted the most popular. The 16s will wear the sky blue jersey and honour the very first Woy Woy Seniors Club jersey. As part of the celebrations the club will also hold a reunion on Saturday, June 9, at Woy Woy Leagues Club and is seeking any information, news paper articles, photos or yearbooks. Contact Tim on 0423 079 100 if you have any memorabilia.

Fourth vandalism in six weeks u d g e w o i sportsfield has been vandalised for the fourth time in the last six weeks, with the latest attack occurring


over the weekend of November 19 and 20. The vandalism has so far cost ratepayers $4000 to repair the damage. Vandals wheeled wheelie bins onto the synthetic pitch

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