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May 31, 2012

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New Hamlyn Terrace sporting facility

by Cameron Bell

yong Shire C o u n c i l officially opened the Hamlyn Terrace Community Centre and Sporting Facility on Saturday, May 26.

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Mayor Cr Bob Graham opened the $8.5 million complex at 10.30am, but the festivities continued long after that, with junior soccer being played, a visit from the Central Coast Mariners and a jumping castle and face painting for the children. “This is a wonderful facility for the growing community of the greater Warnervale area,” mayor Cr Graham said. “Council staff and our contractors deserve a lot of praise for turning a five hectare site on the side of Minnesota Rd into one of the best sporting and community facilities in the Shire. “The co-location of the Warnervale Public School, sporting fields and community centre has created a tremendous central hub of activity and focal point for the community to meet and participate in local activities.” Besides the community centre and sports fields, the facility also includes a playground and picnic facilities, a shared pathway for walking and cycling, multipurpose courts for netball and basketball and petanque pitches. The ovals are equipped with competition standard lighting, a cricket pitch and practice nets. Manager of community and cultural development Ms Julie Vaughan said public art was also a feature of the new facility. “There are a number of stunning art sculptures

made from hardwood, ceramics and laser cut stainless steel integrated with the site that encompass sporting, social, ecological and rural themes,” Ms Vaughan said. “The public art sculptures have been developed by local artists through workshops with the community sporting groups and students from the nearby Warnervale Public School.” Ms Vaughan said the Community Centre was multi-purpose in design and provided a range of office, meeting and activity spaces. It also uses a solarpowered hot water system. “The Centre has proved very popular and is well utilised,” she said. “It accommodates Uniting Care Burnside’s Warnervale Family and Community Centre programs and is currently used for playgroups, dance, yoga, martial arts, craft and parenting courses.” The Community centre can also be hired for meetings, events and functions. The sporting facility was completed in time for the 2012 winter season and is home of the newest soccer club on the Central Coast, the Woongarrah Wildcats. In only two seasons, the Wildcats have experienced phenomenal growth and now boast 495 registered players, 49 teams and have committed club sponsors. The sporting facility also contains a number of sustainable development features including 500 kilolitres of underground water storage, recycled water used for irrigation and flushing and external lights programmed to conserve energy.

Mayor Bob Graham, who offiically opened the facility, with Mariners players Josh Rose, Daniel McBreen and Adam Kwasnik


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With an objective to link locals with services in their community, the Peninsula Link Expo provided residents of Ettalong, Umina and Woy Woy with a chance to meet a range of local service providers and to find out more about what they had to offer. Open to the public free of charge, the event also offered live music and dancing, children’s entertainment, lucky door prizes, massages and a free lunch. One stallholder was the Jobfind Centre at Ettalong “Our attendance was definitely worthwhile for both Jobfind and the community”, said manager Ms Jacqui

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New Hamlyn Terrace sporting facility

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Danielle and Jade from Jobfind Centre Ettalong provide some live drum circle entertainment at the Expo

They will be held every second Thursday from 9:30am to 11:30am. The project plan is to transform two currently vacant plots of land in Moana St into a lush and health-giving food-bowl for Woy Woy. The gardens were founded by group member Jill Meredith and part-funded by Gosford Council. Ms Meredith said her vision was to provide the community with theoretical information and hands-on experience on growing and using organic vegetables and fruits in an ecologically sustainable way. The garden design that was drafted by a local horticulturalist and permaculturist Adam McCall. Plans for the site include raised garden beds with vegetables, a small fruit grove, sensory and aromatic garden areas, culinary and medicinal herb beds and a bush tucker section Gosford Council has contributed access to water,

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Working bees start on community garden Regular working bees will start on Thursday, June 7, on the Peninsula Environment Group’s community garden.

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Dumper caught red-handed Gosford Council rangers caught an illegal dumper red-handed on Saturday, May 12, in Brisbane Water National Park. rangers were patrolling along Woy Woy Rd On Saturday afternoon and noticed activity in the National Park. Upon further inspection they found a man dumping a large amount of material from the back of a truck, including household materials and green waste. He was fined $750 and had to clean up the rubbish he had dumped and prove it had then been disposed of at an approved facility. Gosford Council’s manager of education and compliance Mr John Parkes said that rangers had been targeting illegal dumpers over recent months. “Rangers have been patrolling for illegal dumping in

remote and low traffic locations for some time as a proactive approach on this issue. “Illegal dumping has a severe impact on our natural environment as well as a significant cost to Council in cleaning up the mess,” said Mr Parkes. Mr Parkes added that Council was also relying on residents to assist in stopping illegal dumpers. “We need the community to be our eyes and ears to assist our rangers in putting a stop to illegal dumping, if you see something you feel is suspicious be sure to report it to Council by calling 4325 8222,” said Mr Parkes. Council has landfill sites at both Kincumber and Woy Woy. Media Release, 17 May 2012 Gosford Council Media

Mayor Cr Bob Graham opened the $8.5 million complex at 10.30am, but the festivities continued long after that, with junior soccer being played, a visit from the Central Coast Mariners and a jumping castle and face painting for the children. “This is a wonderful facility for the growing community of the greater Warnervale area,” mayor Cr Graham said. “Council staff and our contractors deserve a lot of praise for turning a five hectare site on the side of Minnesota Rd into one of the best sporting and community facilities in the Shire. “The co-location of the Warnervale Public School, sporting fields and community centre has created a tremendous central hub of activity and focal point for the community to meet and participate in local activities.” Besides the community centre and sports fields, the facility also includes a playground and picnic facilities, a shared pathway for walking and cycling, multipurpose courts for netball and basketball and petanque pitches. The ovals are equipped with competition standard lighting, a cricket pitch and practice nets. Manager of community and cultural development Ms Julie Vaughan said public art was also a feature of the new facility. “There are a number of stunning art sculptures

made from hardwood, ceramics and laser cut stainless steel integrated with the site that encompass sporting, social, ecological and rural themes,” Ms Vaughan said. “The public art sculptures have been developed by local artists through workshops with the community sporting groups and students from the nearby Warnervale Public School.” Ms Vaughan said the Community Centre was multi-purpose in design and provided a range of office, meeting and activity spaces. It also uses a solarpowered hot water system. “The Centre has proved very popular and is well utilised,” she said. “It accommodates Uniting Care Burnside’s Warnervale Family and Community Centre programs and is currently used for playgroups, dance, yoga, martial arts, craft and parenting courses.” The Community centre can also be hired for meetings, events and functions. The sporting facility was completed in time for the 2012 winter season and is home of the newest soccer club on the Central Coast, the Woongarrah Wildcats. In only two seasons, the Wildcats have experienced phenomenal growth and now boast 495 registered players, 49 teams and have committed club sponsors. The sporting facility also contains a number of sustainable development features including 500 kilolitres of underground water storage, recycled water used for irrigation and flushing and external lights programmed to conserve energy.

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The new map details the rollout area in line with NBN Co’s commitment to release information on each new rollout module as it is announced. Each new module covers up to 3000 homes and businesses. NBN Co has also recently released a new online interactive map that allows members of the community to check the status of the rollout by typing in their location or postcode. With the new map now released, NBN Co’s construction partners can undertake detailed on-site design and survey works leading to the installation of fibre in this coverage area in months to come. On average, it will take 12 months from the start of construction until residents and business owners will be able to order active high speed broadband services.

Mayor Bob Graham, who offiically opened the facility, with Mariners players Josh Rose, Daniel McBreen and Adam Kwasnik

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Some WorkCover positions to leave Gosford orkCover announced to its staff on Wednesday, May 16, that changes to responsibilities and accountabilities for the Director roles in its Workers Compensation Insurance Division would occur.

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Three of the four Director roles will be based in Sydney. Once the selection of the Directors for the redesigned roles is in place, work will continue to determine what functions will be in Sydney or Gosford. The changes within the Workers Compensation Insurance Division aim to improve services to customers, system providers and stakeholders

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and to improve the effectiveness and efficiencies of the Workers Compensation System in NSW. The head office will remain in Gosford. Local government election candidate Mr Ian Kilpatrick said the announcement was a “tragic blow” to the Central Coast. “The Central Coast is again being disadvantaged. “We already have one of

the highest unemployment rates in Australia. “Our youth unemployment is at over 33 per cent. “We need more jobs not less on the Central Coast. “Those employees who will transfer back to the Sydney office now will have to join the thousands of commuters either facing the F3 or being crammed onto the trains. “It just does not make sense.

“Rents in Gosford are far cheaper than in Sydney. “Why doesn’t the State Government relocate more people to Gosford to achieve the same efficiencies of scale? “I understand the Governments need to cut costs, but it is not fair that the Central Coast residents should bear the brunt of this,” said Mr Kilpatrick. Labor spokesperson for The Entrance Mr David Mehan said the Public Service Association estimated that up to 100 staff may be affected by the cuts. “The O’Farrell

government’s commitment to the Central Coast must be questioned following this announcement. “Once management is moved back to Sydney it won’t be long before the whole of WorkCover’s head office function is returned to Sydney. “Should this happen it will be an strain on families who, just eight years ago, moved to the Coast from Sydney and it will effect business in the Gosford CBD,” said Mr Mehan. Member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein said: “In 2002 , when WorkCover relocated its Head Office

from Kent St, Sydney, to the current site in Gosford, it was planned that approximately 500 people would be relocated.” "Staffing numbers at the Gosford Head Office will continue to remain above this level," he said. Media Release, 17 May 2012 Ian Kilpatrick, East Gosford Media Release, 17 May 2012 Steve Norris, WorkCover Media Release, 18 May 2012 Chris Holstein, Gosford MP

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Woy Woy joins Easts Group by Josh Collins

oy Woy Leagues Club made history on the evening of Wednesday, May 23, when members voted unanimously in favour of an amalgamation with the Easts Group, home of the NRL’s Sydney Roosters.

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Two hundred and ten members showed up in force on the State of Origin night to show their support for this opportunity, all voting to join Easts Group. Like community clubs Australia-wide, the amalgamation decision was a result of the Board of Directors review of the sustainability of the business. Having significantly reduced debt, funds are still required for the much needed renovations and

capital expenditure to ensure competiveness in the local hospitality market. The synergies with the Easts Group of Rugby League and the shared brand of the “Rooster” further complement the decision. It is, however, the mutual commitment to the local senior and junior football clubs and the assured investment in capital expenditure and security of Woy’ Woy League’s Club’s future that solidified the decision to join forces. The staff, members and Board of Directors said they were proud of this brave decision to amalgamate and look forward to a bright future under the Easts Group. Although a timely process, members, guests and staff alike will soon notice changes to the Club and its activities.

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Opetaia is Australia’s youngest Olympian boxer by Warwick Whitmore

ai Opetaia has become the youngest ever boxer in Australian Olympic history after winning at the National titles held in Hobart earlier this year.

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Following his win on the apple island in February, Opetaia went on to win bouts at the Oceania Olympic Selection Event that was held in Canberra in late March. Now due to fight in the heavyweight division at the 2012 London Olympics beginning in July, Opetaia has joined the Central Coast Academy of Sport as a member of the Future Stars program in order to further advance his training and preparation for the Games. After completing a gruelling training camp based in Sydney, Opetaia is currently in the US training at the same gym as future boxing Hall of Famer, Floyd Mayweather Jr. The gym is not only the base camp for the world-

champion Mayweather, who for months has been challenging Manny Pacquiao to a bout in order to finally determine who is currently the best pound-forpound fighter in the world, possibly of all-time, but also plays host to rap stars, pop icons and WWE wrestlers. It is expected that, while in the US, the Watanobbi teenager will spar with

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Dolphins Touch make three finals by Paul Farah

he Central Coast Dolphins Touch Football Club was one of the standout clubs at the weekend’s NSW Country Championships held in Dubbo.

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The club was represented in the Men’s Open, Mixed Open and Women’s O40s divisions, and all saw finals actions well into the final day. The Men’s Open team lost a thrilling final 7 – 6 against their arch rivals Wollongong Devils. The fast and skilful

game had gone try for try with Wollongong going one up with a try on the final bell. Club President and Men’s Open coach John Dalton said that although he was disappointed to go so close and lose, there were many positives to be taken out of the tournament. “Our young players Nick Newman and Daniel Langbridge, both playing Men’s open for the first time, really stepped up and we can build on their efforts and experience for future competitions�, said Dalton.

Player’s player for the men’s team went to Australian and NSW representative Dylan Thompson who was pivotal in setting up a majority of the teams’ tries with his blistering speed and accurate passing game. The Dolphins Mixed Open team lost in the semifinal to Forster Tuncurry in another close encounter, 6 -5. The team had four players playing in their first representative tournament and coach Paul Farah said he was most impressed with the effort and improvement shown.

“It’s great to see four new players playing representative touch for the first time and doing very well. “However, most pleasing is the fact all four of the new starters were selected to play straight out of the club’s local competition,� Farah noted. Mixed Open’s player’s player went to Erin Farah who defended well and scored some great tries. The Women’s 40’s played an impressive grand final with a two all draw at fulltime sending them into an extra time drop-off where they were beaten 3 -2, by an experienced Foster Tuncurry team. Coach Mim Knight said: “The girls played extremely well throughout the whole tournament and were unlucky not to take out the title.� The next step for the Dolphins is the ‘Vawden Cup’ Premier League where they will play against the best teams in and around Sydney in the build up for the NSW State Cup in December.

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Queenslander wins motorcycle Coast Cup by Peter Baker

ueensland rider Jace Castles created history when he won the Central Coast Cup for dirt track motorcycles at the Central Coast Junior Motorcycle Club Inc. complex at Somersby on the weekend of Saturday, May 26.

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Castles became the first rider in the eight year history of the event to win the Senior class for a second time. He had won in 2010 and, with last year’s staging washed out, it was actually a back-to-back victory for the 21-year-old from North Brisbane. The eight lap final had a dramatic opening with 16-year-old Sean McLellan grabbing the early lead before a superb inside pass by Castles took him to the lead which he stretched out to a comfortable victory. The win by Castles denied McLellan what would have been a different slice of history as no winner of the

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Junior Cup has ever gone on to win the Senior Cup. McLellan won the Junior Cup in 2010. Another 16-year-old,

Robbie Menzies-Sargant from the Gold Coast finished third in the Senior Cup. Castles and McLellan both had other successes on

the program with McLellan winning the Under-19s, Pro Lites and Pro Open classes while Castles took out the MX Open class with a

maximum score. Brayden Elliott, another recent arrival in the senior ranks, finished with three seconds and a third placing

after always threatening but rarely managing to beat McLellan or Castles. The honour roll of winners of the Central Coast Junior Cup also boasts some impressive winners. This year saw a quality field battle it out for honours with Hunter Club member Bayley James taking the top prize ahead of West Wyalong rider Hunter Anderson and Thomas Duggan of Cowra. The supporting events for the juniors also provided some great action with Hunter Anderson, Max Croker, Jack Passfield and Simon Spencer each taking a class win in the older age brackets, with Croker the only one of them unbeaten. Among the younger riders both Benjamin Hart and Lincoln Griffiths from the host club scored doubles with both of Hart’s wins being with an unbeaten run. Declan Kennedy and Isaac Hawes were also unbeaten on their way to a class victory, while other winners were Nicholas Brooks, Mackenzie Childs and Jarod Franks.

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Fighting Ibis still unbeaten in floorball

Ocean Beach surfers in Magoo Charity Classic

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e n i n s u l a Floorball held its most recent game on Tuesday, May 22, which saw Fighting Ibis maintain its unbeaten run by convincingly beating the Pythons 8-4.

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With a strong defence and the Fiddock brother being on top of the scoring table, Fighting Ibis is the favourite to win the competition. The game between the Patriots and the Scorpions was a low score game, but with their win, the Patriots have re-gained second

ix surfers from the Ocean Beach Malibu Club competed in the 2012 Magoo Charity Classic held over the weekend of May 5 and 6.

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Soldiers Beach was the venue on the Saturday and, due to the large swell, it was moved to Cabbage Tree Bay on the Sunday. All except one surfer progressed to the finals, with Mark Williams receiving the harsh penalty of being disqualified for surfing in the wrong coloured rash vest after winning his O50s semifinal. Kai Ellice-Flint was again the stand out surfer, not only winning the Open 9ft title but also the U18s. Bryce Williams was runner up to Kai in the final of the 18s with 14-year-old Tom Payne securing fourth spot in his first contest outside of the OBMC competitions. Hayden Emery, despite

snapping yet another board on the Saturday, still managed to place fifth in the Open 9ft while Richie McClelland scored a third placing in the O50s along with being awarded the Best Tube Ride of the Contest. The Sunday was also competition day for the OBMC and, with six of the best surfers involved with the Magoo, it gave a few others the opportunity to score maximum points. Solid waves at Umina and a slightly different format for this contest saw Ben Scully-Hawkins and Shane Muldowney winning both of their heats while Chris Irwin, Daniel Ambler and Peter Wellington each scored one first and one second place. The big surf kept many on the beach with only 22 surfers competing. The full results were: Round 1, heat 1: Peter Wellington, Garry Halliday, Darrell Young, Mick Day, Brian Cook and Hayden Wellington.

Heat 2: Daniel Ambler, Craig Coulton, Cyndi Zoranovic, Dave Wirth, Craig Palmer and Daryl Anderson. Heat 3: Ben ScullyHawkins, Chris Irwin, Rob McCaughan, Ty Wilson and Tony Irwin. Heat 4: Shane Muldowney, Dave Moulton, Liz Ambler, Matt Kirby, Grant Cassidy. Round 2, heat 1: Ben Scully-Hawkins, Garry Halliday, Dave Wirth, Liz Ambler and Craig Palmer. Heat 2: Shane Muldowney, Daniel Ambler, Mick Day and Tony Irwin. Heat 3: Brian Cook, Cyndi Zoranovic, Dave Moulton and Ty Wilson. Heat 4: Darrell Young, Matt Kirby, Daryl Anderson and Hayden Wellington. Heat 5: Chris Irwin, Peter Wellington, Craig Coulton and Grant Cassidy. The next OBMC contest is scheduled for Sunday, June 10.

position. Fighting Ibis are still at the top of the league table undefeated against the Scorpions. In the second game, You’re My Boy Blue defeated the Patriots in what was a close game. A junior’s game was also held on Tuesday, May 22 with three teams of enthusiastic players playing a total of four matches. Two goals were scored for the Black Vest team, both of which were scored by Alec. One goal was scored for the Colours team by Bailey

who was playing his first game. Bailey’s goal was assisted by Noah. A junior game was also held on Tuesday, May 15, with two teams of players. “The junior teams are really improving each week and they are having lots of fun too,” said Peninsula Floorball publicity officer Ms Tanya Watson. Three goals were scored by the Yellow team, two of which were scored by Erin and one scored by Alec, assisted by Blair. Emma scored the only goal for the colours team.

Payne in Macalister Malibu Classic by Roslyn Sinclair

ong time member of Ocean Beach Malibu Club, Tom Payne is preparing for one of Australia’s biggest Malibu tournaments, the Macalister Malibu Classic, to be held at Manly on the June long weekend.

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podium results. His abilities as an athlete are no surprise to the club members as he comfortably sits in third place over all. Toms increasing talent has brought him to the attention of former World Tour Surfer now Professional Surf Coach Amee Donohoe. Amee has been working closely with the young surfer who is starting to show obvious promise and eagerly hopes to turn professional.

Last month Payne was the youngest surfer to enter the Magoo Classic in which he respectively placed fourth in the finals. The Macalister Malibu Classic draws some of the best long boarders in the country and is a perfect stepping stone for Payne to put his skills to the test. The humble and determined Payne said he was looking forward to the experience and will be sure to hang ten with the best of them.

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May 31, 2012 - GRANDSTAND - P7

News

Satali triumphs over NZ champion by Joel Keegan

he Umina PCYC hosted the biggest fight night seen for many years on the Coast on Saturday, May 12, in front of a capacity crowd with over 15 action packed bouts.

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With so many quality bouts throughout the night, no one was disappointed, with an electric atmosphere highlighted by the two main events. Satali Tevi-Fuimaono from Umina PCYC, fought three time New Zealand Champion Sheldon Whalley who, with over 65 fights and a two year age advantage, was expected to be TeviFuimaono’s biggest test to date. However, the young Umina dynamo put in an exhilarating performance, dominating the contest from the start to finish. The Kiwi champion had no chance to adjust as he was hit with clean scoring counter punches from the start and heavy handed combinations that had a telling effect. The referee had little option but to stop the contest midway through the third round. Umina PCYC head boxing coach Joel Keegan said he was elated with the effort: “It was outstanding.” “Satali’s first fight in front of a home crowd, against a real tough opponent and he does that. “Absolutely brilliant! “A real credit to Satali, his family and all the coaches here at Umina PCYC.” The other main event, Jasper Scannell from Umina PCYC matched up against Dillon Bargero, son of five time Australian Champion Marco. This bout had it all, and probably had most people’s votes for Fight of the Night. Both boys had periods of dominance, with Bargero’s strong punching and walk forward style posing problems for the

sharp boxing and counter punching style of Scannell. The three rounds had people out of there chair, but the longer the fight went on the more the Umina fighter began to open up the defences of the tough Wyong boy, with punches that consistently found their mark. It was a bruising affair and set the tone for all other fights to match. “A great fight to watch and a tough opponent for Jasper in his first fight back after almost three years off. “I couldn’t be happier with his performance or the test that Dillon gave him,” said Keegan. Copacabana’s Shaun Wills was another standout

with a classy boxing performance against Blacktown PCYC’s Derrick Brinzi. Brinzi came with a reputation for power punching but Wills, trained by former Irish international Terry Mahoney, showed great maturity and skill to overcome the Sydney sider’s strength. Nikita Tszyu was impressive in his flyweight battle with Newcastle PCYC’s Taran Bensley. The son of Hall of Fame’ superstar Kostya Tszyu, Nikita didn’t have it all his own way in the opening round, but swung into action in the second round landing too many unanswered shots for the referees liking.

Kostya Tszyu would have been a proud man, in between signing autographs and posing for photos, as part of his special guest duties. Josh English, unlucky not to be in late preparations for the London Olympics, showed everyone his recent good form was no fluke with a dominant display against the dangerous David Vo from Cabramatta. After a sluggish first round, the little rocket from ‘Littleroc’ gym began to rip his opponent apart, with his trademark body shots and tricky head movement. A clear points win for a great kid on his way in a tough game. Central Coast Youth

Centre’s(CCYC) Shawn Bevan put in a great display of counter punching as he repeatedly avoided his strong opponent’s heavy handed hooks and uppercuts, to reply with two and three punch combinations flush on the chin. His Penrith opponent was not to be deterred though and pressed forward throughout the fight, which made for a great clash of styles and an attractive fight, but a clear victory to the Geoff Bushnell trained heavyweight from the Coast. In other performances on the night, Joey Birket (Bargero’s Boxing Gym) and Matt Cunningham (CCYC) could consider themselves very unlucky to have not got the decision on the night, despite both giving away a bit of experience and weight in their bouts. Chris Nixon from Umina PCYC looked a certain winner, up on points well in to the third round, before running in to a haymaker

from Ben Newton (Bargero’s Boxing Gym), which had Nixon unable to beat the count. Isabel Fry and Ahren Ross, both from Umina PCYC had Competition Spars after failing to attract opponents. Isabel fought Michelle Muchabato from Sydney and looked much the better boxer against her heavier and more experienced opponent. Ahren put in a great effort against the current NSW Champion Mark Glew, showing plenty of skill and fitness in a tough bout. Joel Keegan was optimistic: “We think we have a great venue and great support from locals who want to see quality boxing bouts.” “All money raised will go back towards the boxing program and our boxers, including Satali’s efforts to compete at the World Title’s in Kansas in August. “These nights are here to stay.”

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Out and About News

P8 - GRANDSTAND - May 31, 2012

Mingara Judo Charmhaven gymnasts are national Academy too strong for competition champions

by Pete Acciari

by Cait Walker

ido Mingara Judo Academy had another strong result with the selection of Melinda Brown and Liam Yokoyama competing in the Sonice Ganesa Cup in Jakarta as part of the National Talent Identification Program [NTID].

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The athletes fought in senior events and over 20 divisions which, although still juniors, is the level that they are aspiring to win at. The competition was held in a shopping centre creating a great experience with a very vocal crowd for the athletes.

wo young men from Central Coast Gymnastics Academy at C h a r m h a v e n represented NSW in the National Championships in Homebush on Monday, May 29, in the sports

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acrobatics lvl4 men’s pair and were placed first. It was the first time the club has had anyone represent the state. The two young men were Samual Hudson, 15, from Kanwal and Marley Miller, 10, also from Kanwal. It was the first national championships in acrobatics

for both the boys and, having only been working together for five months, they achieved the ultimate result. The sport is a mixture of strength, gymnastics skills and tumbling and the boys had to do two routines. Both boys are only new to the sport, with Sam training for five months and Marley about a year.

Golfer wins diamond ooker Bay golfer Bev Moore has won an unset 30pt diamond as first prize in the Everglades Country Club women’s golf event, played from March 6 to May 13.

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The diamond, donated

by Kampman Jewellers in Umina, was won by Bev after she had the best six scores of the 19 games. “It caused great excitement and eagerness for the women all vying for the diamond,” said Everglades Women’s Golf Club publicity officer Ms Jan Binstead.

Despite being injured during her last bout, she still managed a solid bronze in the senior division with three wins. The aim of this tour was to provide NTID athletes with more competition experience and fights. Most of the senior Indonesian athletes live and train in Korea part year making a win in the competition tougher. NTID selects 20 of the best talented U20 Judoka in the Nation. “For our small local club to have two players (10 per cent) on that program is an endorsement of the talent in our region,” said coaching director Pete Acciari.

Wallace makes state ice hockey team

by Andrew McGillivray

by Jan Binstead

“It was a very generous and magnificent prize, and on behalf of the women’s committee, we are very grateful to Winn and Hubert Wessels for their sponsorship of the prestigious event,” said Ms Binstead.

reen Point C h r i s t i a n College Year 9 student Zachary Wallace has made the NSW State U15 Ice Hockey Team for 2012.

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May 31, 2012 - GRANDSTAND - P9

Gymnasts compete at Olympic trials

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Yokoyama dominates U60kg judo by Pete Acciari

by Verity Clough

entral Coast Gymnastics Academy, Central Coast Gymsports and Central Coast Youth Club Inc have sent 24 of their gymnasts to compete at the 2012 Australian G y m n a s t i c s Championships in Homebush.

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The Championships see the culmination of five National Championships, Olympic Selection trials and an international competition. Showcased across a 12 day festival of gymnastics from Tuesday, May 22, to Saturday, June 2, at Sydney Olympic Park State Sport Centre, the Australian Championships include

more than 1400 athletes, 600 officials, 35 sessions and 6000 routines. Australia has qualified one male to compete at the 2012 London Games. This athlete will be nominated to the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) based on results obtained at the Australian Championships and other recent championships. Up to 12 female gymnasts will be selected to attend the final Olympic Nomination Trial, after which five athletes will be nominated by Gymnastics Australia to the AOC. Based on the results of the 2011 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships, Australia qualified one female position for Rhythmic Gymnastics

with the highest ranked athlete from the Oceanic region, as selected by the Federation Internationale De Gymnastique. The Australian Trampoline team will be selected based on recent competition results. The team of four males will travel to the China World Cup, after which Gymnastics Australia will nominate one male athlete to the AOC for Olympic selection. The Senior Japanese Women’s Artistic Team will also attend the Championships and will compete in a friendly competition against members of the National Australian team; ensuring competition standards are higher than ever before.

Bunnies hold fundraiser for Fuimaono by Scott Ford

fundraising day was held for Umina boxer Satali Tevi Fuimaono on Sunday, May 27.

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The day was held by Umina Bunnies Rugby League Football Club at Col Gooley Oval Umina to raise money for the 14-year-old’s trip to Kansas in August to compete for the world title.

Four games of rugby league were played on the day along with raffles and a sparring demonstration from the Australian Boxing Champion, Satali. Over the last 12 months, Satali has been recognised by the various AustralianBoxing Authorities and has been awarded a scholarship with Australia’s Future’s Squad where he will become

part of the Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games Development Program. In the last two years, Satali has been named South East Queensland Champion, Central West NSW Champion, U16s NSW and Australian Champion, two time NSW and Australia Champion and two time National Golden Gloves Champion.

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our Kido-Mingara Judo Academy athletes competed in the 2012 Oceania Championships in Cairns on Sunday, April 29, and Monday, April 30.

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Liam Yokoyama, 16, said his aim was to repeat his successful gold medal performance in the U17 Tahiti, Oceania, but this time in the U20 junior male division. He again showed his solid Judo skills over his opponents dominating the U60kg division by winning gold and impressed his

Melinda Brown in second coaches by powering through with his fast ashi [foot] techniques that opened opponents for his big textbook shoulder throws. In the 52kg junior women U20 category, Melinda Brown had a challenging time with some difficult judging decisions but after four bouts, her solid groundwork and mature command of submission techniques secured her the silver medal. Caroline Hain wanted to improve on her 2011 bronze and re-establish herself on the tournament circuit after a prolonged injury break.

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Mariners

P10 - GRANDSTAND - May 31, 2012

Zwaanswijk and Rogic commit to Mariners for another season Photos: John Dewberry - Central Coast Mariners

entral Coast M a r i n e r s ’ chances of success in the 2012-13 Hyundai A-League season have been handed a further boost, with boom youngster Tomas Rogic and experienced Dutch defender Patrick Zwaanswijk committing to the 2011-12 Premiers for a further campaign.

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Rogic and Zwaanswijk both played an instrumental role in the Clubs’ success last season, the former bursting onto the professional scene with a string of standout performances and the latter proving his class with seven goals in 29 A-League games from left stopper. With Rogic widely reported to be the target of several rival Australian sides, Mariners’ boss

Graham Arnold said securing the services of the much sought-after playmaker was a coup for his Club. “Tomas is one of the brightest prospects in Australian football, a

Tomas Rogic player who could have have the other offers that an outstanding career if I received [but] I guess I developed properly,” Arnold was leaning towards the said. Mariners because Arnie’s “Tommy believed staying [Graham Arnold] here and at the Mariners was the they gave me a chance in best thing for his personal the first place. development and with a full “I just thought it was the pre-season we believe he best decision for my football will be a key player for us career at this point in time next season.” and a decision that will On Zwaanswijk’s re- give me the best chance to capture, Arnold said: develop as a player,” Rogic “Patrick wanted to play concluded. another season and we Zwaanswijk said he and wanted Patrick to remain a his family are settled on the Mariner.” Central Coast and that at “He has proven in his two 37, he was physically and seasons in Australia so far mentally ready for another that he is one of the best season as a professional foreign players ever to play footballer. in the country. “I am 37 but my body “We know and expect feels like I am 38 so one Patrick will give us the more year won’t do any same level of performance harm,” Zwaanswijk joked. next season as he has in “No, my body feels good, the past two years at the and mentally I am really Club.” fresh and capable of playing The players themselves another season at this level. said they were delighted “It only took two with the deals that would meetings between myself keep them at the yellow and and the Club to reach an navy until the end of the agreement for next season, Group Stage of the 2013 which shows you the kind of AFC Champions League. person I am and the way the “A little bit of loyalty can Club is. go a long way in football, “As soon as I told my wife and hopefully I’ve shown and kids they were jumping that (loyalty),” Rogic said. in the air. “I’m pretty grateful to “I see myself as not only

as a player but as someone who could contribute to the Mariners in other ways in the future as well. “I love the lifestyle, the sponsors and the fans and there are further things we can look to do together when

I am finished as a player,” Zwaanswijk concluded. Central Coast Mariners chairman Mr Peter Turnbull said that Rogic and Zwaanswijk were an ideal fit for the Club. “Our youth policy is well known and respected throughout Australia, and Tomas is an exciting player Graham Arnold has identified that he and the coaches can help take to a higher level,” he said “Patrick is a key component of what was last season the best defence in the Hyundai A-League. “His leadership and experience alongside our captain Alex Wilkinson, Joshua Rose and Pedj Bojic ensures the Mariners’ backline is formidable.” Central Coast Mariners now have 21 players under contract for the 2012-13 Hyundai A-League season.

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More fans attending A-League matches ore Australians and New Zealanders have watched the Hyundai A-League than ever before after a new aggregate attendance record was set for the 201112 regular season, which concluded on March 25.

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The cumulative total of 1,416,157 fans for the season bettered the previous season-high total of 1,393,933 in Season 6 (2010/11). The Season 7 aggregate was reached despite playing

30 less matches than the previous season, with 135 matches being played, compared to 165 matches played in season 6. Almost 50,000 fans attended matches in Wellington, Gold Coast, Perth, Adelaide and Sydney across the weekend of March 24-25 to ensure the new mark was set. The Season 7 average regular season attendance of 10,490 was bolstered by significant increases in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle and Wellington. The Hyundai A-League 2011/12 season also saw

some increases in other key areas including goals, TV audience and memberships. Season 7 saw an average of 2.7 goals per match, watched by a TV audience which has increased by 46 per cent from last season. When considered in conjunction with the 23 per cent increase in club members, it becomes apparent that the Hyundai A-League’s growth and potential is gaining momentum. The league has also seen some decreases, most notably in the incidence of red card offences which has seen a significant 21 per

cent drop with only 27 red cards being issued in the 2011/12 regular season. “This has been a fantastic season with our goals per game average in line with some of the biggest leagues in the world including the EPL, La Liga and Serie A” said Head of A-League, Lyall Gorman. “The on field action has been watched by more people, proving that football has a growing footprint in this country. “This season has witnessed the Hyundai A-League gain hugely significant boosts in ratings, memberships

New A League committee to advise FFA o o t b a l l Fe d e r at i o n Australia (FFA) and the Hyundai A-League clubs have agreed to a new governance structure for policy and strategic matters affecting the national competition.

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strategy for the competition,” said Mr Turnbull. “It has been agreed that this body will effectively and proactively bring a unity of purpose to the task of building club football in Australia.” The meeting provided a full briefing to the A-League clubs on the economic landscape for the game, including the current financial outlook of FFA and the Hyundai A-League, forecasts for 2012-13, media rights and commercial rights. Speaking after the meeting, FFA CEO Ben Buckley praised the collaboration between the governing body and the clubs in addressing the major issues facing the Hyundai A-League. “When we announced

the FFA Strategic Plan 2015 last year we made the sustainability of the A-League the fundamental aim of our domestic agenda,” said Mr Buckley. “Today, we have a new forum that’s been established in spirit of cooperation and partnership. “That will enhance our efforts to shape the economic model for the national competition.” The meeting followed a month of face-to-face consultations with clubs, involving FFA chairman Frank Lowy AC, FFA deputy chairman Brian Schwartz, Head of Hyundai A-League Lyall Gorman and CEO Ben Buckley.

less than a thousand seats shy of the stadium’s maximum capacity of 20,199. The Mariners’ best attended game this year attracted 14,838 fans to Central Coast stadium and ended with a nil all draw to Gold Coast United. This contrasts sharply with the 50,168 who turned up for last year’s preliminary final against the Brisbane Roar in Brisbane, however the Mariners remain in the competition and may yet best their home record this season. The Mariners play the second major semi-final leg against Brisbane Roar on April 8 at Central Coast stadium. The Hyundai A-League 2012 Finals Series kicked off last weekend, with games in Wellington, Brisbane and Perth.

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The Joint A-League Strategic Committee (JALSC) will be chaired by the FFA deputy chairman Brian Schwartz. Two other FFA directors and three A-League club chairmen will be appointed to the six-member body, which would meet on a bimonthly basis. FFA chairman Frank Lowy AC has welcomed the formation of the new committee as a highly significant development in the relationship between the governing body and the clubs. “We now have a united stance in the next phase of building our national competition,” said Mr Lowy. “The spirit of co-operation in today’s meeting shows we have a true partnership between FFA and the clubs. “We’re all in this together and I’m very excited that the knowledge and passion of the club owners will be harnessed in this new committee.” The scope of matters to be considered by the JALSC will include competition structure and policy

including match schedule, season window and number of rounds, revenue growth maximisation strategies and policies and strengthening the capital base of the game, benchmarking analysis and financial regulation policy, player contract regulations, collective Bargaining Agreement framework, disciplinary regulations and Grievance procedures and community engagement strategies. Speaking on behalf of the Hyundai A-League clubs, Central Coast Mariners chairman Peter Turnbull welcomed the agreement on the new governance structure. “This committee will provide a meaningful opportunity to direct the development of policy and

and attendances, and the fact that more people have attended matches this season, with 30 less matches being played, is testament to the league’s potential and the work taking place in Clubs, communities and regions across Australia and New Zealand.” Despite significant gains for the league overall, attendance at Central Coast Mariner’s matches has remained almost exactly level to those of last year, with an average attendance of 9503 fans across 28 matches this year, and 9511 across 34 matches for the 2010/2011 season. The best attended A-League game at Central Coast Stadium remains the match between the Central Coast Mariners and the Newcastle jets, played on January 12, 2008, and attracting a crowd of 19,238,

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Football

P12 - GRANDSTAND - May 31, 2012

Kanwal give the Dragons a scare

Wyoming and Berkeley Vale still unbeaten after 8 rounds

by Val Bridge Photos: ValsPix

by Alistair Kennedy

ll five matches in Round eight of the 2012 CountryNet Men’s Premier League competition went according to the form book leaving Wyoming and Berkeley Vale still unbeaten at the top of the table.

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Defending premiers Umina replaced Killarney District in the top four on goal difference. In the Round’s only topfour encounter Wyoming outclassed Killarney District winning 3-0 in their match at Alan Davidson Park. After a hard-fought opening stanza, Wyoming took the lead in the 20th minute through in-form striker Jack North. The home team then doubled the lead with a critical goal just before halftime to Daniel Edwards and then dominated for much of the second half with some high quality team football. North finished the scoring with his second goal midway through the second half. Berkeley Vale was untroubled in defeating Doyalson 4-0 at Mingara Sports Field to remain alongside Wyoming at the

top of the table. The Wombats had the game under control at halftime leading 3-0. To Doyalson’s credit they fought hard in the second half to restrict Berkeley Vale to just a single goal. Berkeley Vale striker, Scott Imberger, took his season’s tally to six goals while Mitchell Pont, Luke Rogers and Nathan Quick also scored. Umina moved into the top four for the first time since Round four with a hardfought 2-1 win over The Entrance at Pat Morley Oval. Despite playing without key defender, Matt Page, out with a long-term injury, the young Entrance team put up a valiant effort to hold Umina for most of the game. Jason Stafford’s first half goal for Umina was cancelled out by The Entrance before the break with Todd Beckman fifth goal of the season in the second half proving to be the decider. East Gosford continued their climb up the table with a 6-2 win over struggling Kanwal at Hylton Moore Park. The Rams scored three goals to one in each half with Brent Demery and Blake Jesson each getting doubles. Men’s Premier League

Glen Watkins and Daniel McBrien were also on the score sheet for the winners. Daniel Leith and Michael Stokes were Kanwal’s scorers. The win moved East Gosford to within two points of fourth place while Kanwal remained last with just one win from the eight matches. Budgewoi bounced back from their previous week’s loss to Wyoming with a comfortable 4-0 win over Avoca at Frank Millington Field. Scorers were Peter Hamill, Mitch Lawrence, Jai Kelly and Mitch Marlin. The win left Budgewoi in clear third place, four points behind Wyoming and Berkeley Vale and three ahead of Killarney District and Umina. Round nine will take the competition to the half-way point with the feature match being the clash between Umina and Wyoming at Umina Oval. Doyalson and The Entrance clash in the Saturday night match at Pluim Park with East Gosford and Killarney District playing a crucial match at Hylton Moore Park.

Beth Gregory of Kanwal gets her head to it first

Kanwal striker Beth Gregory

omen’s Premier L e a g u e Kanwal striker, Beth Gregory, gave Gosford plenty to think about as she went on an early rampage testing out

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the back four of the Dragons’ defence on Sunday, May 27, at Gavenlock Oval. Within 15 minutes, Kanwal were one up and continued to press Gosford that saw them two nil up at the break. Gosford defender, Megan Sullivan, had plenty of work to do in thwarting many Kanwal attacks. To their credit, Gosford fought back and by full time had evened the score. Kanwal coach, Greg Kocass, was full of praise for his girls who came to Gavenlock with just one thing on their mind, to win the game. Kocass said: “This was a game of two halves which saw us dominate the first 45 minutes and Gosford the final 45.” “It was exciting to watch and either side could have won but in fairness to both teams a well earned point.” Avoca once again showed their grit by defeating an

aspiring Umina team 5-2. This could be called the upset of the round seeing as though Umina have got the top spot in their sights. The Avoca girls have surely lifted their game of late and from the shaky start are now combining well as a squad. Kariong’s one nil defeat of leaders Killarney sees the cougars equal with Doyalson in fifth place both fighting for a top four finish. At the bottom of the table The Entrance managed to their first win by defeating Wyoming at home but still remaining with the wooden spoon. With just one win from the past eight rounds their fight to climb the ladder looks challenging. Sunday, June 3, will see Umina at home to Gosford, The Entrance host Killarney, Doyalson travel to Tuggerah, Killarney take on Kariong at Kariong and Avoca take on Umina at Erina High School.


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Football

Annual North v South Charity Football Match entral Coast Football has announced the details of the Annual North v South Charity Match to be held on Monday, June 11, at Pluim Park, Lisarow.

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Supporting and raising funds for the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Gosford Hospital, the day will feature the best of the Central Coast Men’s and Women’s Premier League Players representing Gosford Council and Wyong Shire. For the ďŹ rst time, this year will see the inclusion of a Women’s Premier League Match. As the curtain raiser to the main game, the North v South Women’s Premier League Match will kick off at 1pm. Coached by Donna Hall, Women’s Premier League North Team will be represented by Doyalson, Kanwal, Killarney, The Entrance and Tuggerah. The Women’s Premier League South Team will be coached by Mark Yule and represented by Avoca, Gosford, Kariong, Umina and Wyoming. South’s coach Mark Yule said: “As you can imagine I’m extremely excited to have the opportunity to

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laundries.� Sea FM will broadcast live from Pluim Park, Lisarow, from 10am to 2pm and will be broadcasting at the beginning of the Women’s Premier League North v South Match. Gates will open at 12.30pm with full bar and canteen facilities available. Entry is a gold coin donation. All proceeds from the gate entry, rafe and bucket collections on the day will be donated to the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Gosford Hospital.

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Kariong's striker Kayla VanderďŹ eld happy at selection for North v South coach the CCF South team in this inaugural WPL Charity game.â€? “Although both sides’ preparation will obviously be limited, the players I have selected have a good blend of big game experience and youth, as I have the beneďŹ t of being able to bring together four of the best of the great Ourimbah side of four years ago, Nadine Norman (Avoca), Denise

Chambers (Kariong), Angela Beattie (Gosford), and Amelia Copeland (Gosford) for a bit of a reunion game. “Millsie (Copeland) of course also played in the Wyoming double winning side of 2009 of which Vanessa Savidis and Bec ArnďŹ eld were a part of. “Now she is part of the defending Premiers and Champions Gosford, so along with Ange Beattie,

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and another ďŹ ve more of Gosford’s best (Lisa Sullivan, Nicky Jarman, Sarah McPherson, Nat Dawson and Annika Van Lierop) there is a core of players with quite a bit of familiarity with each other’s game.â€? The main game, North v South Men’s Premier League, will kick off at 3pm. Mentored by Stuart Davis, the Men’s Premier League North team is represented by Berkeley Vale, Budgewoi, Doyalson, Kanwal, Killarney and The Entrance. Chris Powell will be coaching the Men’s Premier League South team which is represented by Avoca, East Gosford, Umina and Wyoming. Central Coast Football chairman Darren Sprod said: “The North v South Charity Matches is a fantastic afternoon for everyone to see the best of Premier League Football on the Central Coast.â€? “We recognize the importance of a haven for families with sick children in hospital and CCF is proud to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Gosford Hospital as our nominated Charity. “The Ronald McDonald Family Room at Gosford Hospital will be a room where families visiting a sick child will be able to take a break or get away without leaving the hospital. “It will be an area where kids can play; mum and dad can take a nap or just relax whilst just being down the hall.

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Union

Avoca at home to Gosford to be the match of round 8

by Larry Thomson

ound eight of the Central Coast Rugby Union competition will be held on Saturday, June 2, with the match of the round seeing Avoca at home to Gosford at Heazlett Park.

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This is a repeat of last year’s Grand Final and it is the first time these two teams have met this year. Currently, both teams are in the top four and, in recent weeks, both teams have been playing good rugby. Both teams have had their ups and downs this season with some surprise losses but then also some excellent wins. In recent weeks, Avoca has played good team

rugby and have won all their matches since early May. They, together with Ourimbah and Terrigal, are the most consistent teams currently. They started the season with some scratchy performances but have settled to the task latter weeks. Gosford have won easily in recent weeks but were defeated in their last big encounter against Ourimbah three weeks ago. Avoca will go into the match as slight favourites because of their home ground advantage but there is nothing between these two teams. Both teams have had several changes in personnel since they last met, in the 2011 Grand

Final, with several players retiring and some new players entering first grade for the first time. Both teams play a similar style of rugby which normally leads to a free flowing game. Both teams will attempt to spread the ball wide and post tries out wide. However, to do this effectively teams must gain that advantage in the forward battle. The two teams are quite evenly matched from the front row to fullback so the result may just come down to which team wants that win just that little bit more. It should be a good of rugby and the result is important in terms of staying near the top of the competition ladder. Warnervale host

Ourimbah at Woongarrah Oval and this match should be a close one. Ourimbah are back on top of the ladder as a result of last week’s win but meet a Warnervale team who will be desperate to play well this Saturday. They would have been so devastated by last week’s loss and will be keen to hit back with a greater effort this weekend. Ourimbah will go into the match as firm favourites but the Warnervale team is a much better team than what they put on the paddock last Saturday. This match could be much tighter than people expect. Kariong and Northlakes meet at Kariong Oval. This match is so important for Northlakes.

They must win this game if they are to stay in touch with the competition front runners. They have had some great results in recent weeks but came crashing back to earth last Saturday when they were defeated by Ourimbah. Kariong have won most of their matches in recent weeks and they certainly know how to dominate the set pieces and the forward exchanges. Kariong will play the match through the forwards but Northlakes do have the players in that area who can hold their own. Kariong should win this match but, like the game above, this could be closer than people expect. Woy Woy are at home to

Terrigal at Woy Woy Oval. Terrigal are coming off a bye and will be freshened up. Terrigal had been going so well in the weeks before that so maybe the break might not have come at a good time. Terrigal are playing very effective rugby and will go into this game as favourites despite being away from home. Woy Woy put in far more creditable effort last week and had their moments in the match. If they repeat that effort, and even add to it, they could make this encounter a tight for the entire 80 minutes.

Ourimbah back on top after round 7 ound seven of the Central Coast Rugby Union competition was played on Saturday, May 26, which saw Ourimbah return to the top of the competition ladder after defeating Northlakes at Slade Park by 31 points to 12.

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It was a comfortable win but the scores remained close for much of the 80

minutes. Ourimbah got away to a good start and went to the halftime break leading by 14 points to seven. Ourimbah crossed for two tries to one in the first 40 minutes. Best for Ourimbah was lock Tyler Jones who scored a good try. Outside centre Ryan Flynn and flanker Clint Guyatt also both had strong games. Northlakes gave it their all in the second half but could not overcome the good play

of the visiting team. Ourimbah scored a further two tries to one in the second 40 minutes to run out winners by four tries to two. Ourimbah now lead the competition ladder by a single point in what is developing into an epic race for semi-final spots. All the other three matches ended up being convincing wins for the home side. Avoca was far too strong for Warnervale running out winners by 80 points to 10 at

Heazlet Park. Avoca was always in control and Warnervale would be massively disappointed by the result. The 12 tries to one win by the home side showed that Avoca had hit top form in recent weeks. Best for Avoca were Tom Murphy who scored four tries and prop Luke Sheridan. Warnervale were best served by Pat Baker. Gosford defeated Woy Woy by 46 points to 24 at Gosford Showground Field. Gosford ended up winning

the match quite comfortably but they certainly did not have it all their own way. Gosford ran in seven tries in the victory but Woy Woy were able to respond with four tries of their own to gain their first bonus point of the year. Gosford got their bonus point win but Woy Woy will take a lot from the result. Best for Gosford were centre Josh McGlynn and flanker Hugo Pike while Kevin Pike and Jake Wildschutt played very well for the visitors.

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Kariong had a very lopsided win over The Entrance at Kariong Oval. They posted 13 tries to run away winners by 85 points to nil. It was one way traffic all day. Flanker Afele Tongia scored four tries for Kariong, while fullback Derrick Peachey and number eight Moanna Talakia scored a pair each. Halfback Ethan Moore never stopped trying for The Entrance.

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public open space along the waterfront, visual and amenity impacts, building heights and traffic issues,” Mr Hazzard said. “In light of the strong community concerns, the CCRDC will not be proceeding with its proposal to rezone land for Stages two and three at this stage, and is currently preparing a response to submissions and a revised proposal to rezone only the land for Stage one. “The community will have an opportunity to review this revised proposal once it is submitted to the Department of Planning and Infrastructure. “There will need to be substantial further investigations and studies into the development potential of the remaining land along the foreshore, before any rezoning proposal is considered,” Mr Hazzard said. Media Release, 19 Apr 2012 Brad Hazzard, Minister for Planning and Infrastructure

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inister for Planning and Infrastructure Mr Brad Hazzard has confirmed his commitment to progress plans for the initial stage of development for the Gosford waterfront precinct. generate significant new employment opportunities on the Central Coast. “These elements of the proposal are consistent with the masterplan for the precinct which was prepared in 2010 by Gosford Council and the NSW Government and received strong community support. “Furthermore, this land is already in public ownership.” A proposal to rezone 52 hectares of land and water along the waterfront and list the precinct as a State significant site attracted strong community interest when it was publicly exhibited earlier this year, including more than 650 submissions and a 3000-signature petition. Mr Hazzard said the majority of public objections related to stages two and three, including a proposal for six residential finger wharves extending up to 110m into the Brisbane Water. “It is clear that the community has serious concerns about the loss of

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Mr Hazzard said the Central Coast Regional Development Corporation would continue to pursue plans to rezone land for commercial, recreation, entertainment and tourism facilities on public land adjoining the existing Gosford CBD and extending towards the waterfront. He said Stage One of The Landing at Gosford project would have significant public benefits and was being supported by Gosford Council. “Stage One proposes a range of community facilities including a much-needed regional performing arts and conference centre, a new restaurant and cafe precinct for the Gosford Breakwater area, a civic park and foreshore boardwalk, and a new pool and indoor recreation centre,” Mr Hazzard said. “There is also a proposal for a new hotel, and three commercial office buildings which have the potential to

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Coastal residents protest

o a s t a l Residents Incorporated held a sea level rally on Friday, April 27, at Gosford City Park to protest against the encoding of S149 (5) planning certificates.

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Coastal Residents Incorporated secretary Mr Pat Aiken said the group invited Gosford councillors to attend the rally and explain why they had agreed to the persecution of a small group of people whose properties were affected by Gosford Council’s forecasts for sea level rise. “The encoding of S149 (5) Planning Certificates with information that is blatantly exaggerated, in our opinion, demonstrates that you [Gosford councillors] have not acted in good faith and that you have not demonstrated a duty of care to those residents affected by your decision to support the recommendation of Council officers,” said Mr Aiken. “This decision exposes Gosford Council to future litigation and has already damaged the livelihood and wellbeing of thousands of Gosford City residents,” he said. Mr Aiken went on to say that Council continued

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to claim that it would offer information sessions and public forums so the community could have their say, but after two years, there had been none. “The water of Gosford Harbour is known to be the benchmark for the current 1:100 flood planning levels for all of Brisbane Water and yet Gosford Council has laid out proposals that amount to abandonment of Davistown, Empire Bay and Woy Woy as a consequence of Sea Level Rise projections and at cost to those property

owners. “But the mayor then announced a need to raise public funds through a rate increase to support a commercial project that would be constructed on equally adversely affected land,” said Mr Aiken. Gosford Council has claimed that over 9000 properties were potentially affected by Sea Level Rise, but according to Mr Aiken, the projections were based on exaggerated claims of the CSIRO. “The sea level rise

records from Fort Denison, Newcastle and Port Kembla do not agree with the recent claims by the CSIRO that NSW waters indicate an average sea level rise of 5mm average per year from 1993 until 2011. “This is a blatant exaggeration of facts. “The Australian Bureau of Meteorology Australian Sea Level Survey 2009 states that average Australian Sea Level over an average of 42 years is 1.4mm-year with a standard deviation of 0.7mm-year.

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“The same survey states that Fort Denison, Newcastle and Port Kembla have averaged less than 1mm sea level rise for periods up to 100 years. “Manly Hydraulics Laboratory, a NSW State Government agency, manages 21 tide gauges including five open ocean gauges and including Fort Denison which provides high quality long term sea level data to government agencies around the world. “The CSIRO has ignored this information and instead

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published a document that indicates an average 5mm sea level rise for NSW Coastal Waters from 1993 until 2007 while Fort Denison indicates 0.4mm per year for the same period. “An exaggeration of over 1000 per cent. “Gosford Council appeared to support Tanya Plibersek and Deborah O’Neill who cornered a group of retirees, threatened them with coastal flooding of their properties unless a carbon tax was put in place and then walked away. “Gosford Council has also walked away. “Gosford Council will not engage in the consultation that was promised and our mayor, in an ABC local broadcast, has labelled those who oppose the decision of Gosford Council as sceptics. “We are sceptical. “We are sceptical of the claims made by Gosford Council that 9000 properties are affected and apparently being so concerned, Council still continues to retain information on planning certificates knowing how damaging this information has become,” he said. Media Release, 6 Apr 2012 Pat Aiken, Coastal Residents Incorporated

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osford Council has resolved to write to the Minister for the Central Coast, NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and the Commonwealth Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency to request a consistent approach to sea level rise mapping and property certificate messaging to relevant land owners across the eastern seaboard of NSW.

Council will also seek advice on the implications should it withdraw the section 149 certificate message pertaining to sea level rise until the NSW State Government provides direction for a consistent approach and message. It will also continue to assist community members in dealing with insurance companies where they have received significantly increased insurance premiums due to flood risk and will write to the State Government requesting they make representations

to the Insurance Council of Australia to ensure individual insurance companies determine their premiums in an appropriate manner and so avoid unjustifiable increases in annual premiums. Coastal Residents Incorporated president Mr Len Gibbon spoke to Council at its meeting of Tuesday, May 1, and said the s149 (5) planning certificate was “invalid”. He said Council was acting outside of their authority and was “guilty of destroying whole

communities”. “We call it irresponsible vandalism,” he said. Gosford mayor Cr Laurie Maher said he thought insurance companies were abusing the policy. Council developed sea level rise vulnerability mapping and, as part of developing these maps, used its discretion to share that information with current and future owners via a s149 (5) message. The message stated that the land had been identified as being potentially affected by sea level rise of up to

0.9m by the year 2100 as adopted by Council at its meeting held on December 1, 2009. It went on to say that: “Council’s adopted sea level rise planning level of 0.9m is consistent with the NSW State Government’s Sea Level Rise Policy Statement.” “All applications to develop the land need to consider sea level rise but as council does not currently have relevant strategic plans with respect to management of sea level rise for the area, no specific sea level rise development controls apply to this land. “Council is currently undertaking a program of studies that may affect future development on the land.”

The NSW Sea Level Rise Policy was released in October 2009 and provided sea level rise planning benchmarks to assist council in risk assessment and planning. In August 2010 the “NSW Coastal Planning Guideline: Adapting to Sea Level Rise” was released by the State Government establishing planning principles to be applied by local government without clear direction or legislative backing. The process also lacked any form of communication strategy or community consultation from the State Government. Council’s report of Tuesday, May 1, stated that it had attempted to seek clarification and clearer direction on various issues

that surrounded sea level rise encoding, however, the State Government to date has failed to provide any clear and consistent direction for Councils on the NSW coast. “NSW coastal communities are confused and angry at the differences of planning and communication strategies being undertaken by Councils. “This frustration can only be resolved by direction from the State Government as to specifically when and what messages should be placed on s149 certificates to ensure consistency across all Councils.” Gosford Council Agenda NM.7, 1 May 2012

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The new map details the rollout area in line with NBN Co’s commitment to release information on each new rollout module as it is announced. Each new module covers up to 3000 homes and businesses. NBN Co has also recently released a new online interactive map that allows members of the community to check the status of the rollout by typing in their location or postcode. With the new map now released, NBN Co’s construction partners can undertake detailed on-site design and survey works leading to the installation of fibre in this coverage area in months to come. On average, it will take 12 months from the start of construction until residents and business owners will be able to order active high speed broadband services.

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Some WorkCover positions to leave Gosford

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orkCover announced to its staff on Wednesday, May 16, that changes to responsibilities and accountabilities for the Director roles in its Workers Compensation Insurance Division would occur. Three of the four Director roles will be based in Sydney. Once the selection of the Directors for the redesigned roles is in place, work will continue to determine what functions will be in Sydney or Gosford. The changes within the Workers Compensation Insurance Division aim to improve services to customers, system providers and stakeholders

and to improve the effectiveness and efficiencies of the Workers Compensation System in NSW. The head office will remain in Gosford. Local government election candidate Mr Ian Kilpatrick said the announcement was a “tragic blow” to the Central Coast. “The Central Coast is again being disadvantaged. “We already have one of

the highest unemployment rates in Australia. “Our youth unemployment is at over 33 per cent. “We need more jobs not less on the Central Coast. “Those employees who will transfer back to the Sydney office now will have to join the thousands of commuters either facing the F3 or being crammed onto the trains. “It just does not make sense.

“Rents in Gosford are far cheaper than in Sydney. “Why doesn’t the State Government relocate more people to Gosford to achieve the same efficiencies of scale? “I understand the Governments need to cut costs, but it is not fair that the Central Coast residents should bear the brunt of this,” said Mr Kilpatrick. Labor spokesperson for The Entrance Mr David Mehan said the Public Service Association estimated that up to 100 staff may be affected by the cuts. “The O’Farrell

government’s commitment to the Central Coast must be questioned following this announcement. “Once management is moved back to Sydney it won’t be long before the whole of WorkCover’s head office function is returned to Sydney. “Should this happen it will be an strain on families who, just eight years ago, moved to the Coast from Sydney and it will effect business in the Gosford CBD,” said Mr Mehan. Member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein said: “In 2002 , when WorkCover relocated its Head Office

from Kent St, Sydney, to the current site in Gosford, it was planned that approximately 500 people would be relocated.” "Staffing numbers at the Gosford Head Office will continue to remain above this level," he said. Media Release, 17 May 2012 Ian Kilpatrick, East Gosford Media Release, 17 May 2012 Steve Norris, WorkCover Media Release, 18 May 2012 Chris Holstein, Gosford MP

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Union

Gosford back in top 4 after round 6 by Larry Thomson

urimbah lost their undefeated tag for the season when they were defeated by Terrigal by 24 points to 12 at Ourimbah Rugby Park in round six of the Central Coast Rugby Union competition on Saturday, May 19.

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The match developed into a penalty shootout from start to finish and it was a game that was not for the rugby enthusiast who seeks free flowing and try scoring rugby. Ourimbah and Terrigal went penalty goal for penalty goal for the entire 80 minutes. No tries were scored in the match. The first half saw Terrigal kick three penalty goals to Ourimbah’s two for the visitors to take a nine points

to six lead at the halftime break. Both teams had their chances to score tries but the penalty always came at the moment when one of the teams thought they may post a five pointer. Ourimbah’s winger Michael Hourn kicked a further penalty goal in the second half to make their final score 12. Terrigal’s’ kicker Damien Woods kicked another four penalty goals in the second half to take his tally for the match to eight penalty goals, totalling 24 points. It was certainly an unusual game in that 12 penalty goals were kicked in the match and no tries were scored. Best for Terrigal was flanker Dave Crawford who was well supported by halfback Doug Angus and outside centre Kane Byrne. Terrigal took a huge amount from the match

as they had defeated the previously unbeaten Ourimbah and had won all their games since their defeat in the first round. Avoca defeated Kariong at Heazlett Park running out winners by 36 points to five. Avoca became stronger the further the match went on. They had scored two of their three tries in the first half and were dominating much of the play at that stage. They were the better team on the day and their speed across the paddock was excellent. They were quick to the breakdown and their outside backs were on the ball all day. Avoca, with this win, show they are approaching their best form after a scratchy start to the season. Best for Avoca was Justin Staben playing his 200th First Grade match for the

club. He was well supported by lock Emile Thomas. Kariong were shut out in this match. The match was expected to go either way but the size of the win for the home team was certainly a surprise to many. The result saw Kariong drop out of the Top Four but also showed that six, maybe seven, teams are certainly in contention for semi-final honours this season. Kariong never gave in and their best players on the day were lock Trent Baker, who scored their only try, centre Mitchell Clay and loose forward Afele Tongia. Northlakes put themselves into Top Four calculations with an excellent win over Warnervale at Woongarrah Oval by 31 points to 0. It was a most physical encounter and the first half saw a great contest both at

the breakdown and in the backs. Northlakes went to the halftime break only leading by five points to nil so, at that stage, the match was certainly up for grabs. However, Northlakes scored three tries in the first part of the second half to put the match out of the reach of the home side. Northlakes dominated the territory in the first half and maybe deserved a bigger lead at the break. The second half was a far more even affair in general play but it was Northlakes who showed their experience to gain the win. Warnervale are a very young team with the oldest player only 24. They stuck to their task for the entire 80 minutes but the Northlakes pack of forwards showed their experience by controlling proceedings at vital times of the match.

Best for Northlakes were props Michael Ferry and Matt Lanzini, while hooker Tony Paulo was aggressive at the breakdown. This was certainly one of Northlake’s better wins of the season and they will trouble all teams for the remainder of the season if they can keep this team on the paddock. Best for Warnervale was flanker Ritchie Houston who was in everything all day. Gosford ran in 11 tries to totally dominate The Entrance at Joseph Banks Oval running out winners by 65 points to three. The feature of the match was the four tries scored by Gosford winger Ben Goodenough. The win puts Gosford back into the Top Four in what is developing into an intense struggle already for the semi-finals.

Fijian powerhouse team confirmed for sevens rugby by Craig Morgan

he Fitness First Central Coast Sevens International Rugby Festival set for Saturday, October 27, at Morrie Breen Oval has confirmed the participation of Fijian powerhouse team Wardens.

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strongest and most exciting teams in Fiji and are the reigning champions of both the Fijian Coral Coast Sevens and Uprising Sevens tournaments. The team, made up of correctional services officers who compete regularly on the Fijian Sevens circuit, are widely regarded as one of the strongest teams in the Island nation known for their

size, speed and flair and will be one of the favourites to take out the 2012 CC7s Title. The Wardens team were invited to contest the Central Coast event after winning the 2011 Fijian Coral Coast Tournament with the two International tournaments forming a strong relationship inviting the champion of each other’s tournament to contest the sister event the following

year. Wardens are one of a number of International teams set to take on Australia’s premier rugby teams including defending 2011 tournament champion and Queensland premiership winning team Sunnybank with the tournament winners set to walk away with a $20,000 championship prize. Sunnybank claimed the

2011 title after defeating the Australian national team 14 points to 12 in an epic final under lights at last year’s event. The tournament will feature non-stop on field action with the game of sevens known for its raw speed, end to end tries and amazing displays of skill and flair. The tournament will also

feature a sideline festival with music and a number of cultural performances set to entertain the crowd. The festival has rapidly developed to become one of the most prestigious tournaments in Australia attracting international attention and participation in what is regarded as one of the fastest growing international sports.

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Union

NSW CHS Schools Rugby Championships he Central Coast Senior Schools rugby team travelled to Dubbo on Tuesday, May 22, for the NSW CHS Schools Rugby Championships.

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The matches were played from Wednesday, May 23, until Friday, May 25. The Central Coast team commenced its first game against Sydney North West with some amazing attack, however, good defence saw the Central Coast team unable to post any early points. In fact, Sydney North West scored first and took the lead by five points to nil. It was not long before an excellent backline movement saw Central Coast winger Harley Donoghue cross for a try in the corner to even up the score at five points apiece. Central Coast went to the lead just before halftime when halfback Keanu Quirk made an excellent run and scored a thrilling individual try.

This took Central Coast to a handy 10 points to five lead at the break. The second half was an even struggle with neither team able to gain any significant ascendancy. A penalty goal to Central Coast lock Josh Vainikolo was handy and, besides taking Central Coast to a 13 points to 5 lead, it put the team more than a converted try in front. This was fortunate because Sydney North West did score late in the game to reduce the lead to 13 points to 10 with little time left. Central Coast were able to hang on for a thrilling win. Central Coast: 13, Harley Donoghue, Keanu Quirk tries; Josh Vainikolo 1 penalty goal defeated Sydney North West: 10, (2 tries)

entral Coast was on the back foot early in game two against North

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Western NSW. A series of penalties against them saw Central Coast on the defensive from the opening whistle. North Western had the huge majority of the ball and went on a series of attacks. Central Coast did then have chances to post points and had several good periods of attack. It was during one of these phases that saw Central Coast score the opening try. After an excellent lineout win by the Central Coast, a maul was formed and after a series of plays prop Pat Walton was able to crash over for a good try. The try was converted and Central Coast led by seven points to nil. North Western hit back soon after and scored a try to make the halftime score line 7-5 in favour of the Central Coast. The second half was an even battle with both teams having chances to score points. Many errors were forced by the opposition

TIDE CHART 1000

Time - Height(m)

Time - Height(m)

Time - Height(m)

THUR - 31 0349 - 1.51 1006 - 0.44 1637 - 1.64 2556 - 0.54

FRI - 1 0453 - 1.51 1058 - 0.41 1730 - 1.78 2359 - 0.42

SAT - 2 0554 - 1.51 1149 - 0.39 1823 - 1.90

SUN - 3 0058 - 0.32 0653 - 1.51 1241 - 0.38 1915 - 2.00 WED - 6 0343 - 0.19 0943 - 1.47 1519 - 0.44 2151 - 2.04 SAT - 9 0619 - 0.37 1225 - 1.40 1804 - 0.63

MON - 4 0154 - 0.23 0750 - 1.51 1333 - 0.38 1915 - 2.00 THU - 7 0436 - 0.23 1037 - 1.45 1614 - 0.49 2242 - 1.82 SUN - 10 0024 - 1.68 0708 - 0.45 1318 - 1.39 1902 - 0.70

TUE - 5 0249 - 0.19 0847 - 1.49 1426 - 0.40 2100 - 2.08 FRI - 8 0528 - 0.29 1131 - 1.42 1708 - 0.56 2332 - 1.82 MON - 11 0115 - 1.54 0756 - 0.52 1414 - 1.40 2006 - 0.75

TUE - 13 0310 - 1.33 0927 - 0.59 1600 - 1.48 2222 - 0.74

WED - 14 0408 - 1.29 1012 - 0.60 1649 - 1.54 2322 - 0.69

MON - 12 0211 - 1.42 0841 - 0.56 1507 - 1.43 2114 - 0.76

committed and deserved their win. Central Coast actually took the lead with a penalty goal early in the match and led by three points to nil. But that was the end of the scoring for Central Coast. Sydney North East played some excellent wet weather rugby and went to the halftime break leading by 19 points to three. They scored two tries on the final few minutes of the first half but the Coast boys never recovered. The match was not for the faint hearted and the second half was a real battle with both teams never giving up. Sydney North East was only able to score two tries in the second half and Central Coast certainly had their chances to score points. But it was not to be their day and things just did not go right. It was a disappointing result on the day but the team remained positive about their game on the last day.

entral Coast was never able to get into the semi final on the scoreboard against Sydney North East.

Central Coast: 3, Josh Vainikolo 1 penalty goal were defeated by Sydney North East: 31 (5 tries, 3 conversions)

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LAT 33° 51’ S - LONG 151° 14’ E - TIME ZONE Times and Heights(m) of high and low waters

and the teams were being increasingly frustrated by some excellent defence by both teams. The match was up for grabs and both teams could have won but the North Western team scored the only try of this half and, although it was against the run of play, with it being converted they had taken the lead by 12 points to 7. The last stages of the match were frantic with both teams trying everything to get the win but the scored remained the same at 12-7. It was a disappointing result in a match which they could have certainly won. The loss by the Coast side had seen the Central Coast team finish second in their pool and were to go into the semi-finals of the Cup event at the CHS Schoolboy Championships on the following day. Central Coast:7, Pat Walton try Josh Vainikolo 1 converted try was defeated by North Western NSW: 12

APPROX. TIME LAG AFTER FORT DENISON Ettalong 40 min, Rip Bridge 2hrs - Wisemans Ferry 2 hrs 30 min, Koolewong 2 hrs 10 min In view of the variations caused by local conditions and meteorological effects, these times are approximate and must be considered as a guide only. They are not to be relied on for critical depth calculations for safe navigation. Actual times of High and Low Water may occur before or after the times indicated

The team played some good rugby but some wrong options at key times saw point scoring chances go begging. To make matters worse many of the errors by the Coast were punished quickly on the scoreboard by the Sydney team. In complete contrast to the previous day, the weather was wet and miserable. The match was played in continual pouring rain and the Central Coast side just did not adapt to the conditions. The Sydney North East team were very strong and

s a result of the previous three games, Central Coast were playing off for seventh and eighth position at the Championships on the final day.

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They met arch rivals Newcastle Hunter so there was plenty of motivation to perform well. The whole match was a very free flowing encounter with both teams trying to spread the ball wide and to put on a spectacle for the people at the ground. Central Coast opened the scoring midway through the first half with an excellent

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team try. From a lineout, the ball was passed along the backline for centre Jake O’Brien to score adjacent to the corner. Central Coast led by five points to nil which remained the score until halftime. Central Coast probably deserved to be further ahead at that stage but several missed opportunities saw the score stay at 5- 0. The second half saw plenty of action. Play went from one end of the field to the other and both teams were putting on a good display of running rugby. Central Coast scored a further two tries, to fullback Corey Drew and to winger Michael McDonnell. The latter of these two tries was converted. Both tries were scored by outside backs and this demonstrated the fact that the ball was being thrown about by the team. Newcastle scored on fulltime to make the score 17-7 in favour of the Central Coast. It was a convincing win and it was a great way to finish the Championships. The team finished seventh at the CHS State Championships, and the team was also informed that two of their players had been selected in the NSW CHS Schools squad. Central Coast: 17, Jake O’Brien, Michael McDonnell, Corey Drew tries, Josh Barnes 1 conversion defeated Hunter Newcastle: 7, (1 try, 1 conversion) Selected in the NSW CHS Squad were: Damien Fleming from BWSC Woy Woy Campus as flanker Josh Vainikolo from TLSC The Entrance Campus as Lock

Union players selected for Country team

by John Mcnamara

entral Coast rugby union players Kevin McNamara and Shannon Bevan have been selected as the Central Coast

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representatives for the NSW Country team. Kevin, of Warnervale, and Shannon of Kariong, are both starting props. The NSW Country

Cockatoos won both the first game against the QLD Country Heelers in Rockhampton by 24-20 and the second game at Cowra on Saturday, May 19, by 60 points to three.


May 31, 2012 - GRANDSTAND - P17

Rugby League

Terrigal Sharks suffer first defeat by Andrew Stark Photos: www.10dollarphotos.blogspot.com

i n c u m b e r bounced back from a shock loss at Northern Lakes to inflict the first defeat of the season on the Terrigal Sharks in the latest round of the Central Coast Rugby League Cup.

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The Colts surprised the competition leaders by bouncing out to a 10-0 lead after as many minutes in a well patronized clash played under lights at a chilly Mackillop Oval. The uncanny backyard understanding of Colts playmakers Troy and Jae Woodley shone brightly, the duo combining directly for two close range tries in a frenetic opening half as Kincumber went to the break holding a healthy 16-4 advantage. The Sharks had entered the fray without tough as teak right centre Wes Tillott while gun second rower Luke McInnes appeared to be struggling with injury. Despite hanging in gamely throughout, Terrigal were out played on the night by a well drilled and determined Colts 17. A further bright spot for Kincumber during the 26-18 win, was the solid first grade debut at left centre of U18 star and former Manly junior representative Blake Lang. The Northern Lakes Warriors have earned

Colts half Jae Woodley splits the Sharks defence genuine dark horse status in this year’s scramble for silverware following quality performances against fancied sides, Kincumber and Ourimbah in recent weeks. The men swathed in dirty green backed up their stunning 22-16 win over the Colts with a narrow 30-28 defeat at Ourimbah, where just a few late Warriors mistakes proved costly. The Magpies hung on manfully with only 11 men in another drama charged afternoon of Central Coast rugby league. Jason Thorne was dismissed for allegedly lashing out with the boot and shortly after Chris Alipate was required to cool his heels in the sin bin, as the

home side were forced to dig deep for victory, and in doing so reclaim the competition lead. Penrith junior John Nuumallii, Phil ‘Bluey’ Robinson and Grant Faatola-Collins all caught the eye for the visitors while Ourimbah half Kieran ‘Fish’ Herring was outstanding for the black and whites. The Magpie General crossed for two tries and contributed heavily to two more with pin point accurate cross field bombs. Just seven days earlier at the same location the Magpies had had an equally narrow squeak against old foes Woy Woy. With the late afternoon Sohier Park shadows

growing longer than a Queensland winning streak, Ourimbah penned heartbreaking punctuation to a brave Roosters fight back in a gripping last ditch twist. Halfback Herring and the enigmatic Jason Thorne conjured up a 40 metre channel to the line for the always reliable Magpie custodian Mark Littlefield, a left side flurry that sent the black and white faithful into rapture, pushing Ourimbah back to the lead just as the siren began wailing its 80th minute conclusion. Prior to this dramatic final act, the injury ravaged Roosters had manfully clawed their way back from a 16-8 half time deficit to hit

the front courtesy of a Tim Bovis try with less than five minutes remaining on the clock. However it wasn’t to be the visitors day as the potent Ourimbah left side attack still had their one trump left to play. Tthe 22-18 victory securing the Magpies a valuable two competition points as well as the inaugural John Carroll Cup, a trophy to be played for annually by Ourimbah and Woy Woy in memory of John Carroll, a great patron of Central Coast rugby league who passed away earlier in the year. The Roosters followed up the soul destroying loss to Ourimbah with a tense 24-

22 victory at Erina, their first win since round four. And in further good news for the Roosters, the Woy Woy Leagues Club members have unanimously approved the proposed merger with the powerful Easts Group, an action that will doubtlessly see the Roosters remain super competitive in the Central Coast rugby league competition for many seasons to come. Premiers Berkeley Vale continued their climb up the ladder having scored an emphatic 42-0 win over Toukley. The injury ravaged Panthers have now strung together three victories on the trot following a horror start to the year which saw the champs remain winless for a month and a half. Meanwhile, Umina further demonstrated their fine aptitude for attacking football, racking up a 5612 score line against The Entrance Tigers at Col Gooley Oval. The Bunnies have scored more points than any other team in the competition and coach Marc Matthews would be pleased that in recent games his sides defence has stepped up to match the offensive flair. Round 9 on Sunday, June 3, sees Berkeley Vale v Umina, Terrigal v Ourimbah, Northern Lakes v Erina, Woy Woy v Toukley, and Kincumber v The Entrance.

Tim Bovis scores a late try for the Roosters

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Rugby League

P18 - GRANDSTAND - May 31, 2012

High scores in juniors matches

by Andrew Stark Photos: www.10dollarphotos.blogspot.com

he incredible run of the Ourimbah U13(2) rugby league team has continued with the defeat of Wyong 58-0 on Saturday, May 26.

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The staggering detail of their progress lies in the fact that, after six rounds, the young Magpies have yet to concede a single point, 292 points for, and zero against. This weekend, June 2 and 3, they travel to Northern Lakes and the young Warriors have the chance to be the first team to breach this scrooge like defensive wall of black and white. The Ian Naden coached Wyong Kangaroos head the standings in the U16(1) s having yet to taste defeat while in the second tier conference of the same age division, Toukley and Northern Lakes make the early running. Woy Woy suffered heavy defeats at the hands of both the Hawks (6-56) and the Warriors (0-62) in their opening games, however, following the disbanding of the Gosford-Kariong 16(1) team after round two, the Roosters were bolstered by half a dozen Stormers out and about looking for a game.

Three wins and a 26 all draw against the highly credentialed Erina have followed as the Roosters continued their steady climb up the 16 (2)s competition ladder. The Toukley Hawks have begun brilliantly in both the U15 (1) and U13(1) divisions, remaining undefeated in each, heading toward week seven. The Kincumber Colts pushed to the top of the U14 (1) standings with a seemingly effortless 76-0 disposal of Gosford in round five. The unrelenting wave of scarlet jerseys ensured that the result was beyond doubt quite early in the game, Despite the one sided nature of the contest, it did manage to provide a spark of down trodden wisdom, the in-goal quote of the week provided from within the huddle of the beaten late in the game when a plaintive voice offered: “C’mon guys, we’re supposed to be playing footy, not watching it!” A much improved showing from the Storm boys followed in their 3016 loss to Woy Woy; the Roosters lanky back rower Max Bovis prominent for the victors in windy

conditions at Umina. Finally, congratulations go out to Jake Herring of the St Edwards 13(2)s who played his 100th game for the club in his teams impressive 58-0 win over Budgewoi. A big Get Well Soon goes out to champion Woy Woy U11(1) speedster Bradman Best who recently suffered a serious shoulder injury and will be missing from the Roosters line up for quite some time. A Shark rides out the Storm, U13

Kincumber U14s have had a powerful start to the year

Strong defence from the Colts U14

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May 31, 2012 - GRANDSTAND - P19

Rugby League

BWSC win 5 in a row in Buckley Shield by Pat Crouch

Ourimbah 15(2)s on the fly at Narara Photos: www.10dollarphotos.blogspot.com

he U14 Buckley Shield competition was contested by the schoolboy rugby league program from Brisbane Water Secondary College in the week of Monday, May 14.

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Umina 13(2)s during their 36-4 defeat of Toukley

Umina Bunnies sweep the pool at Gumbuyah by Ian Sonter

trip to the G u m b u y a h cauldron is never easy for any club and for Umina Bunnies to leave the ground in late April, winning three from three, albeit with a few injuries, was a great result for the effort put in by one and all at the Bunnies.

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Joel Sonter and Tom Reid were the latest addition to the Umina Bunnies 100 Games Club, both clocking 100 at Gumbuyah. Pride, passion and power was on display by the Bunnies first grade side as they took on long time nemesis Northern Lakes. With the forwards laying the ground work every time, the Bunnies had possession, allowing the backs the momentum to use their speed for the entire match as the 58 -16 result indicates.

Best for the Bunnies were Ben Brooks, Brett Sonter, Todd Maloney, Jim Fawcett and Josh Foley with James Murphy also prominent in his first grade debut. Four pointers by Mat Jones two, Todd Maloney, Jim Fawcett, Ben Gilbert, Rhys Ryan, James Murphy, Brett Sonter, Luke McDonald and Mat Paulsen one each with Ben Brooks a fantastic nine out of 10 conversions. Another solid win to the undefeated Umina second grade team running out winners at a comfortable score of 34-12. Even though the score may indicate the game was fairly easy, that was not the case. Many a bunnie had plenty of bumps and bruises after the match which indicated the intense physical nature of the game. Ben Paget scored two tries, while Ernie McGillicuddy, Dean Knott, Chad Walsh and Shane

O’Sullivan scored one each with Shane also adding five great conversions. The Bunnies Open Grade had a grinding but also impressive game for a 30 to 16 win over the warriors thus maintaining their 2012 undefeated momentum at Gumbuyah Oval. In the pecking order of team selections, the Open Grade team is at a distinct disadvantage by having to wait on the results of higher grade injuries before knowing who is available for them. Even with this in mind, the boys are forming a very strong combination each game they play, as the understanding of each other becomes greater. Nathan Shanks score twice while Daniel Howell, Jason Williams and Andy Trinder scored one try each with Luke Brooks a perfect 100 per cent with five from five conversions.

A central Coast Gala day kicked off the state title defence of the 2011 Buckley Shield with wins over Lisarow, Kariong, Gorokan,

Terrigal, and Tuggerah Lakes College. The U13 and U15 teams are now ready to kick off their season in June in the All Schools and Country Cup competitions. “The boys were looking and feeling like a million dollars in their brand new kit kindly provided by the mighty Umina Bunnies Rugby League Club,” said coach Pat Crouch. “These teams are building strongly and are

looking good for 2012,” said Mr Crouch. “Special thanks to all the hard working and dedicated members of the Bunnies burrow who have generously provided us with a new set of jerseys, as well as socks and shorts for all three of our teams for the second year in a row. “We look forward to another great year together, playing good footy and making this great community proud.”


Bowls

P20 - GRANDSTAND - May 31, 2012

Umina win Hetherington bowls trophy by Robyn Davis

he Hetherington Bowls Trophy competition was held on Monday, May 7, at the Greens Bowling Club, The Entrance, and was won by Umina Beach Women’s Bowling Club followed by Ettalong.

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Patricia Neal, Susan Clark, Leila Gilmour, Gwen Jarratt (skip), Elaine Gould (skip), Yvonne Gordon, Lynette Kennedy, Beverley Archer

The Hetherington started in 1949, which involved a team from every club in the District. This year, 22 clubs took part in the competition. Umina Beach Women’s Bowling Club has won the trophy five times, the last was in 1996. Each of the clubs was represented by two teams of four players, split into four sections. Sections one and two for clubs that field pennant sides in either Grade one or two and Sections three and four for clubs that field Grade three or below.

Flag unfurling

Elaine Mellross, Jeanette Taylor, Suzanne Murphy, Marie Brailey (skip), Valma Wynn (skip), Maureen Kerr, Ruth Bates, Lauren Williams

Busy week for Toukley bowlers

by Barry Middleton

oukley RSL Bowling Club has had a busy past couple of weeks, according to publicity officer Mr Barry Middleton.

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Toukley RSL section two grade six teams ventured south to Ettalong Bowling Club on Saturday, May 26, and versed Ettalong section two grade six. “This contest was a challenging event both with the opposition and the elements,” said Mr Middleton. “In the early stages of the competition, both Ettalong and Toukley RSL soon discovered the difficult conditions confronting them as the day was sunny and very windy and cold. “As the game progressed, Toukley RSL managed to adapt to the adverse conditions and eventually finished too strong for the Ettalong representatives, however, this event was a closely fought match which was played with a high standard of sportsmanship

Steve Peterson, Don Sutcliffe, Jacko Jackson and Svend Lange Elaine Middleton, will meet bowling green staff,” said Mr and club pride,” he said. The Ladies Singles on Thursday, May 31, for the Middleton. “This day started off very Championship Final was a finals. The Club was also visited well with bright sunshine step closer to being decided with the semi-final games by Forestville Travelling and a slight swirling breeze played on Tuesday, May 22, Bowlers earlier in the but the weather slowly, but “All contestants bowled month, who arrived with a surely, deteriorated. “Fortunately, most teams very well and they deserved contingent of 478 bowlers completed their games and all the accolades that and non bowlers. “It was pleasing to all in all, this visitation proved were expressed,” said Mr witness the two greens to be a very successful Middleton. The winners of these operating to capacity, which event,” he said. games, Judy McMillan and in itself was a tribute to our

The format for this event allowed clubs that only field pennant sides in lower grades to have an equal chance of winning the event as do the clubs that field sides in the higher grades. Two games of 16 ends were played by each team. Each clubs teams results were then added together to give a result for that club. A total of four games per club, each game against a different club. Winners: Umina Beach with five Wins, 43 Ends and 104 shots. Patricia Neal, Susan Clark, Leila Gilmour, Gwen Jarratt (Skip) Beverley Archer, Lynette Kennedy, Yvonne Gordon, Elain Gould (Skip) Runners Up: Ettalong Memorial with four Wins, 38 Ends and 62 shots. Elaine Mellross, Jeanette Taylor, Suzanne Murphy, Marie Brailey (Skip) Lauren Williams, Ruth Bates, Maureen Kerr, Valma Wynn (Skip)

by Dianne Fernance

he Terrigal W o m e n ’ s Bowling Club Flag Unfurling ceremony took place on Tuesday, May 22, for the victorious Twos.

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The day commenced with President Pam Ison welcoming Central Coast District patron Mrs Beryl Brown and District Match representative Mrs Robyn Cosgrove. Other invited guests included Club Terrigal board chairman Mr John Macintosh together with the secretary-manager Mr Bruce Jewell and Terrigal Men’s Bowling Club vice president Mr Graham Cannon, all of whom offered their congratulations to President Pam on the club’s successful Pennant Season. “We were pleased to also welcome the Grade Two District Runners Up who had travelled from Halekulani to join us for the celebration,” said Terrigal Women’s Bowling Club vice president Ms Dianne Fernance. After a PowerPoint presentation of the Post Sectional Play-Offs was displayed on the big

screen during morning tea, expressions of congratulations were offered. The Terrigal ladies then formed a Guard of Honour across the green to the flag pole. To the sound of ‘Simply The Best’ echoing across the green, the winners and the runners up were applauded as they assembled for Patron Beryl to unfurl the red Grade Two District flag. This was followed by each of the members of the winning side and the Runners Up proudly receiving their District certificates from Patron Beryl. “All present then enjoyed a game of bowls, when comments were made that the day’s favourable weather conditions were in such stark contrast to the rain and wind which we experienced at the Play Offs,” said Ms Fernance. “After an enthusiastic rendition of the Terrigal Club Song, the Terrigal Twos will certainly be inspired to give of their best when they contest the Regional Play Offs at Charlestown on June 5.”


May 31, 2012 - GRANDSTAND - P21

Ettalong to host zone pennants finals by John Roberts

ttalong Bowling Club will host the finals of the Central Coast Zone Pennants on Saturday, June 2.

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With the luxury of having four bowling greens, Ettalong provides a venue that can accommodate the finals of all grades, 1s to 7s, on the one day. The No. 1 grade final will be fought out by two clubs that qualified by overcoming more fancied opponents to win their respective sections. Halekulani won their section finishing 7.5 points clear of the pre-season boom side Terrigal who were expected to dominate following the acquisition of several big name players in the off season.

The other section saw defending champions Ettalong fail to haul in the very consistent Avoca Beach outfit who led from start to finish, although losing their last two sectional games had a 1.5 point margin to spare. The final should be an even contest and very hard to predict. Halekulani’s chances will largely depend on the form of their two classy skippers Michael Stead and Pat Reynolds. Avoca suffered a blow losing Englishman Phil Downes who returned home with two rounds to play, but they are a well balanced side who ride largely on the back of Brett Pritchard and his class and experience could carry them a long way

towards victory. The Ettalong club are expecting a bumper crowd with the lure of a State final awaiting winners of each grade. The opening ceremony will be held at 11:30am on Saturday with the finals to commence around 11:40am. Grades four and five play the final game in a round robin series while all other matches are finals. Grade two: Terrigal v The Greens, The Entrance Grade three: Wyong v Ettalong Memorial Grade four: The Greens v Gwandalan Grade five: Ettalong v The Greens, The Entrance Grade six: Toukley RSL v Umina Beach Grade seven: Norah Head v Umina Beach

Bowlers to compete in NSW Bowlers Arm Tournament by Bob Bourke

ight Central Coast bowlers will travel to Beresfield Bowling Club on June 18 and 19 to compete in the 2012 NSW Bowlers Arm Singles Tournament.

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The tournament is open to men and women bowlers who, due to physical restrictions are unable to

bend and deliver a bowl in the normal fashion, are compelled to use an approved bowling arm to enable them compete in the sport they love. Day one’s play will be three games of 15 ends to determine the players who will be in the three sections with the best performed 12 going into Section One, the next best 13 to 24 to go into Section Two and the final 25

to comprise Section Three. Day Two will consist of three games of 15 ends for each section with two points for a win and one point for a draw with wins plus margins deciding the winners. This event is to be used as a selection trial to help decide the NSW side to defend the title against Victoria at Beresfield in September.

Bowls

Susan Clark wins bowls district singles by Robyn Davis

Runner Up - Margaret Smith (Everglades) and Winner - Susan Clark (Umina Beach)

he 2012 District Singles competition was held from Monday, May 14, until Thursday, May 17.

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The competition, won by Umina Beach Women Bowling Club’s Susan Clark, was held at Umina, Bateau Bay and The Entrance with the semi final and final held at Ettalong Memorial. In the quarter finals, Beverley Jessup of Ettalong Memorial defeated Halekulani’s Dianne McInnes, Everglades’ Margaret Smith defeated

Everglades’ Judy King, The Entrance’s Denise Ellison defeated Wyong’s Lorna Colvin and Umina’s Susan Clark defeated The Entrance’s Patricia Thornton. In the semi finals, Margaret Smith defeated Beverley Jessup and Susan Clark defeated Denise Ellison. The final saw Margaret jump to an early lead of 8–4 with Sue hot on her heels. Both women kept their cool in a tightly fought game. From the moment Sue drew level at 15 all she seemed to go from strength

to strength with Margaret never giving up and fighting on gallantly. The heads became closer and Sue took a 23–18 lead with the final result of 32–21 not truly reflecting the closeness of the match. “The wonderful display of sportsmanship and bowls on offer during this game was appreciated by all of the spectators who were out in force to cheer both girls on in this local derby,” said central Coast District Women’s Bowls Association publicity officer Ms Robyn Davis.


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Phil Downs wins Avoca singles by Mark Rayner

he Avoca Beach Bowling Club Major Singles Final was played on Sunday, April 15, and was won by Phil Downs.

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Phil defeated Tony Shoebridge in the semi-final and Brett Pritchard in the quarter-final. Runner up, Damien Lenkovic, defeated Terry Gains in the semi final and Dick Nowland in the quarterfinal. This game promised to be a beauty, with the machine like drawing of Damien,

who also made the final in 2011, to be pitted against the experienced ex-international and awesome driving ability of Phil. Damien was on target with long ends to start with and comfortably held his own in the early stages. Both players were worthy of their spot and doing justice to a green that was a fraction slower than usual which was probably due to the weather a couple of days before. The scores were close in the early part of the game but consistency of shot selection saw Phil edge away to a lead

of 16 to eight after an hour and a half of play. The lead was enough to allow Phil to relax and play his shots with a super display of draw bowls where Damien was playing a bit of catch up and not getting a lot of luck with some of his on shots. The lead slipped away and when the final end was played the score was 31-15 to Phil. A small but appreciative crowd was on hand to witness a very entertaining game.

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he Greens, The Entrance hosted the 2012 Volunteers Day and, with all teams checked in on time, club president John O’Connell said The Greens were happy to once again host the day.

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