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Baker Park to host netball championships yong will host the Championship Division of the State age netball titles for the first time from Saturday, June 30, to Monday, July 2, thanks to the joint efforts of Wyong Netball Association and Wyong Shire Council.


Mayor Cr Bob Graham described this as a major coup for Wyong and said Council was proud to support the Netball NSW State Age Championships with funds from its sporting sponsorship program. “The Championships are expected to provide a huge financial boost for the region with over 4030 netballers and spectators at Baker Park in Wyong alone. “All of these visitors bring dollars to this region, not to mention that these kinds of events provide for sporting opportunities and generate community pride. “I congratulate Wyong Netball Association on their great work in attracting this event to the area,” said Cr Graham. Wyong Netball

Association’s Christine Miles said the association was “really thrilled” to be holding this event. “The State Age Championships are the single largest sporting event held in the southern hemisphere every year. “We thank Wyong Shire Council for their support in helping us to secure this event,” Ms Miles said. Wyong Shire Council and the Wyong Netball Association have worked together for a number of years to invest in the netball facilities at Baker Park in order to win the prestigious sports event for the area. Six new courts have been built, other courts have been resurfaced, netball posts repaired and replaced and the car park improved. “Winning this event took much preparation and is a great example of how Council is able to work with local sports group like Wyong Netball Association to improve facilities and provide more opportunities to participate in sport,” Cr Graham said. “Sport is close to my heart, and this is what good sports development is all about.”


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“The business community, commuters and residents can’t afford to have Woy Woy Rd closed and the West Gosford intersection carved up at the same time,” said Chamber president Mr Matthew Wales. “We are hoping that both the State Government, who are funding the project, and Gosford Council, who will manage the project, will see the logic of reviewing the current process and timing. “Otherwise we can all expect chaos on our major entry roads to the Peninsula,” said Mr Wales. “The Chamber has strongly urged the Council to reconsider the alternative road alignment through the National Park and the old Nichols Quarry so that the existing carriageway can remain open while the new underpass and road deviation are under construction. “To date, Council has chosen to push on with the design and costing of the adopted Woy Woy Rd scheme which is estimated to cost $67 million in total. “The current adopted scheme for Woy Woy Rd is likely to see the closure of the road for at least 12 months as it proposes the duplication of Bulls Hill with two lanes in both direction. “This will involve major road works with significant excavation of the Bulls Hill escarpment.” Mr Wales said that, while the Chamber welcomed the announcement of $17 million to be spent on the West Gosford intersection, it was concerned about the timing of the project. “Roads and Maritime Services has advised the Chamber that the property acquisition process and demolition works at the West Gosford intersection should be well advanced by mid-2013 and we would imagine this phase of the project should be completed by early

2014. “This would indicate that, funding permitted, road construction works could be underway later next year. “This is similar timing to the proposed Woy Woy Rd rail underpass and Bulls Hill reconstruction which the State Government committed to completing the first phase by 20142015. “The Chamber has been advised that the RMS did not favour the Option 8 proposal because of the difficulty of gaining the necessary approvals through the Brisbane Water National Park. “It is our view that due to the cost and logistics of duplicating the Bulls Hill carriageway, the Option 8 proposal should at least be reviewed so that an up-to-date assessment can be made. “The Chamber has since been advised that the cost to undertake the design investigations for the rail underpass could now be as much as $3M with the current $1M allocation from the State Government being insufficient to complete these works. “Further, the cost to construct the rail underpass alone is estimated at $35M. “Whilst the Chamber supports the project in principle, the cost/benefit would have to be questionable at these estiamted rates”. Media Release, 14 Jun 2012 Matthew Wales, Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

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Mayor Cr Bob Graham described this as a major coup for Wyong and said Council was proud to support the Netball NSW State Age Championships with funds from its sporting sponsorship program. “The Championships are expected to provide a huge financial boost for the region with over 4030 netballers and spectators at Baker Park in Wyong alone. “All of these visitors bring dollars to this region, not to mention that these kinds of events provide for sporting opportunities and generate community pride. “I congratulate Wyong Netball Association on their great work in attracting this event to the area,” said Cr Graham. Wyong Netball


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hree retail outlets in Erina were damaged by a fire in the early hours of the morning on Friday, June 15.

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews received a number of Triple Zero (000) calls from 2.40am. A total of eight fire trucks were despatched, with 70 fire-fighters, including both permanent and retained (on-call), fighting the blaze for four hours, using hoses and spraying from aerial booms. The fire was believed to have started in One Stop Fashion, before spreading to Amaze N Play and Casey’s Toys. The fire engulfed the toy shop, but fire-fighters were able to save the adjoining JB HiFi store, and the Roads and Maritime Authority office. They used Thermal Imaging cameras to check for any fire spots. FRNSW fire-fighters also prevented fire from spreading to the Harvey

Association’s Christine Miles said the association was “really thrilled” to be holding this event. “The State Age Championships are the single largest sporting event held in the southern hemisphere every year. “We thank Wyong Shire Council for their support in helping us to secure this event,” Ms Miles said. Wyong Shire Council and the Wyong Netball Association have worked together for a number of years to invest in the netball facilities at Baker Park in order to win the prestigious sports event for the area. Six new courts have been built, other courts have been resurfaced, netball posts repaired and replaced and the car park improved. “Winning this event took much preparation and is a great example of how Council is able to work with local sports group like Wyong Netball Association to improve facilities and provide more opportunities to participate in sport,” Cr Graham said. “Sport is close to my heart, and this is what good sports development is all about.”


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Fundraiser for Satali fundraising c a m p a i g n has been started for Satali TeviFuimaono, 14, who is trying to raise $25,000 to contest the Ringside World Championships in Kansas in August.


An attempt to improve his fitness for rugby league resulted in the Australian born Aboriginal-Samoan realising his boxing potential. Now a representative rugby league player, the year nine student from the Central Coast of NSW is juggling success in two sports. A great achievement for someone who only stepped into the boxing ring at Umina Police and Community Youth Club (PCYC) five years ago. At 14 years-old, Satali is a two-time Australian Boxing Champion, three-time NSW Champion and currently in training for the Ringside World Championships in Kansas, USA, in early August 2012. Among a number of National and state achievements, Satali has also been awarded the 2012 Boxing Australia Centre of

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Wyong school successful at state cross country

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he Wyong C h r i s t i a n Community School (WCCS) sent off a number of successful students to the CSSA State Cross Country Championships on Friday, June 1.


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Winter athletes need to be careful

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uring winter those who are active need to prepare for the cold conditions or risk injuries, warns Sports Medicine Australia.


Hospital data shows an increase of more than 30 per cent for sporting injuries during winter months. Exercising or playing sport in cold conditions can lead to injuries such as sprains, strains and blisters and in extremely cold conditions snow blindness, frostbite and hypothermia can occur. Sports Medicine Australia spokesperson Dr David Bolzonello said wintery conditions should not be a barrier to exercising all that is needed is good preparation. “Exercising in cold weather no doubt places extra demands on the body, which can lead to reduced

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oshua Barty of St Philips Christian College spent eight weeks earlier this year trialing for the NSW-ACT U16 AFL squad during which he played three academy games.


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Avoca move to second spot after round 9

by Larry Thomson

voca Beach moved into second spot on the competition table after defeating Terrigal at The Haven on Saturday, June 16, by 16 points to 13 in round nine of the Central Coast Rugby Union competition.


There was nothing in the match throughout and both sides had their chances of victory. The match was played in very heavy conditions with persistent showers. The opening stages of the match were evenly contested. Both teams did throw the ball about in the early stages, despite the damp conditions. However, the further the match went on,

the more difficult it became to do that. The majority of the match developed into a tussle between two very even forward packs. Terrigal opened the scoring with a try in the opening 15 minutes. The try was scored by outside back Tim Woods in the corner and the conversion from touch was unsuccessful. Avoca Beach hit back soon after with a penalty goal to winger Matt Maloney to make the score five points to three midway through the first half. Both teams did kick a penalty goal each late in the first half to go to the halftime break with Terrigal leading by eight points to six. The Avoca Beach scrum was strong but in general, play there was nothing between the two sets of

forwards. Terrigal had several very good players but none were better than half back Doug Angus, flanker Dave Crawford and prop Daniel Hilton. Avoca Beach ‘s best players in the opening battles were locks Peter Steele and Adam Winter, while halves Justin Staben and Mitch Graham really did try to get their backs going in most difficult conditions. Terrigal went further ahead very early in the second half when their prop Daniel Hilton crossed in the corner in the fourth minute of the half. The try resulted from a rolling maul before Hilton crossed for the try. The conversion was unsuccessful from near touch but Terrigal had gone to a very handy 13 points to six lead.

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Play was moving from one end of the field to the other and the game was of a very high standard especially noting the conditions. The game was all squared up in the 22nd minute of the second half when Avoca Beach lock Peter Steele crashed over for a try. The conversion by Matt Maloney was good and the match was level at 13 points apiece. Avoca Beach kicked a penalty goal to take the lead by 16 points to 13 with less than 10 minutes to go. Both teams tried to grab the lead but Avoca Beach were able to hang on for a 16 points to 13 win. Avoca Beach scored the win despite the fact that Terrigal had scored two tries to one. Ourimbah were able to

scrape home by a single point at Ourimbah Rugby Park when they defeated Kariong by 16 points to 15. The scores were locked at 10 points each at the halftime break but the goal kicking of Ourimbah winger Michael Hourn was the only difference. Kariong scored three tries to one but simply could not land any of their kicks at goal. Kariong were without their half back and kicker Scott Handley and his goal kicking prowess was missed. Ourimbah had several good players but the best were five-eight Joel Wagner, winger Michael Hourn and flanker Brett Marchant. Derrick Peachey was dangerous every time he touched the ball and was able to cross for 2 tries. Gosford were able to

leapfrog Kariong on the competition ladder when they defeated Warnervale by 46 points to five at Gosford Showground. Gosford were always in control and, after going to the halftime break leading by 29 points to 5, they were able to carry on in the same vein to record a good win. Gosford were able to race in for eight tries to one in what was a fair indication of the difference between the two teams. Warnervale gave it their all in the opening stages and were led ably Robert Kinley. The further the game went on the stronger Gosford became. Best for Gosford were prop Steve Lauti and winger Chris Heap. The Woy Woy v The Entrance match was washed out.

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P8 - GRANDSTAND - June 28, 2012

Terrigal out of the top 4 after round 10

by Larry Thomson

ariong Rugby Union club jumped into the Top Four when they defeated Terrigal at Kariong Oval on Saturday, June 23, by 27 points to 12 in round 10 of the Central Coast Rugby Union competition.


Kariong got away to a great start in the match and took control of proceedings both in the set piece and in general play. Their forwards and backs combined in what proved a most convincing first half performance. The home side went to the half time break leading by 22 points to nil and the match seemed all but over even at that early stage. Kariong had crossed for four tries in the opening 40 minutes in what was one

of their better starts for the season. Centre John Malu was strong and his organisational ability certainly put Kariong on the go forward. Others to play well for Kariong were five-eight Mitch Clay and prop Steve Walls. Terrigal tried to strike back in the final 40 minutes in an attempt to make some indent in Kariong’s very handy lead. Terrigal did play much better in the second half and in fact did outscore Kariong by two tries to one during that time, however it was all too late. Terrigal prop Daniel Hilton scored a try in the second half and he continued his good recent form. He was well supported by lock Phil Heard and five eight Damien Woods. It was a most

disappointing loss for Terrigal and the result places them out of the Top Four early in the second half of the competition. Kariong will take great heart from the win and now rest in fourth spot on the ladder. Gosford continued their recent winning streak with a 43 points to 12 win over Northlakes at Gosford Showground. Like Kariong, Gosford started strongly and all but had the game secure at the halftime break. The home side played great rugby in the first half and crossed for five tries in the opening 40 minutes to go to an almost unassailable lead of 29 points to nil at the break. Gosford played some very free flowing rugby during the first half and the outside backs for Gosford

had a great day. Josh McGlynn, Chris Heap and Ben Goodenough all crossed for a double each and this showed the open rugby played in the first half. Gosford continued in much the same vein in the second half but Northlakes was also able to put themselves on the scoreboard. Both teams scored two tries in the second half but the game was already shown up by the time Northlakes had scored their two late tries. Unuoi Vaenuku continued his great recent form at number eight and was dangerous every time he touched the ball. Half back Damien Montgomery, in his 200th first grade game, was good until replaced with an injury. Best for Northlakes was Kale Clews who also scored

a try and a conversion. Avoca Beach continued with their winning ways when they defeated Woy Woy at Heazlett Park by 41 points to 19. Avoca Beach recorded the meritorious win but the final try scoring tally was only five tries to three in what was an encouraging performance by the Woy Woy team. For Avoca Beach Justin Staben played well, but it was the goal kicking of winger Matt Maloney which was the main difference. He was able to convert 16 points from goals which made for the large difference on the scoreboard. For Woy Woy, lock Matt Hopkins played well and was well supported by halfback Mitch Hyde. Warnervale had their best win of the season when they won comfortably

against The Entrance at Woongarrah Oval, running out winners by 41 points to eight. The home team played good rugby from start to finish and richly deserved the win. Warnervale was able to cross for seven tries and never looked in danger of defeat. Best for Warnervale were NSW Country prop Kevin McNamara who was strong in the set piece and also very mobile all over the paddock. He was well supported by Josh Holman, Josh Rennie and Dylan Acreman. The Entrance gave it their all, and Luke McLenahan never stopped trying. He was rewarded with a try. Others to play well for The Entrance were Adam Little and Frank Munro.

Union legends meet at Empire Bay

by Allan Wilson

amous names from rugby union history met at the Empire Bay Tavern on Wednesday, June 13, to look back on their time in the game.


Back: John Freedman, Andy Tyler, John Kenney, Terry Flynn, Rob Hill, Mike Rodger, Jim Phipps Front: Phil Dunn, Adrian Williams, John Mulford, Allan Wilson, Eric Tweedale, Peter Fenton and David Budge

The reunion, organised by the Hardys Bay Residents Group, featured true rugby legends with all 14 attendees, now local residents, enjoying close involvements with both on the playing fields and in administration. Hardy Bay Residents

Group publicity officer Mr Allan Wilson said it was a day to remember. Special guest, Eric Tweedale, was a veteran of numerous international campaigns and at 91, is the second oldest living Wallaby representative. He is also one of six surviving members of the celebrated 1947-48 team which successfully toured Great Britain, Ireland, France, Canada and the USA. Other Wallabies at the reunion included Jim

Phipps, John Freedman and Andy Tyler. Phipps, a former centre three quarter who resides at Blackwall, was named the “Prince of Centres” by the international press because of his performances against the Springboks in the mid 1950s. This year, Freedman will be honouring his Test debut by attending the 50th anniversary of the 1962 Australian side which met New Zealand in the Bledisloe Cup.

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Gosford Vs Terrigal is round 11 match of the day

by Larry Thomson

he Match of the Day this Saturday in round 11 of the Central Coast Rugby Union competition will be the clash between Gosford and Terrigal at The Haven Oval.


These two teams are in third (Gosford) and fifth (Terrigal) spot on the ladder so this game is crucial. Terrigal have had a lean period, results wise, over the last couple of weekends, but they know they are capable of defeating any team in the competition. Terrigal lost a close one two weeks ago against Avoca Beach and then got away to a bad start to be defeated by Kariong last Saturday. They have played some tough matches recently and this will hold them in good stead but they will find things no less tough this Saturday however. They are playing Gosford who, in recent weeks, have recorded some very comfortable wins. But by the same token they have also not been really tested in recent matches. This Saturday will be different. Gosford went into their first round clash against Terrigal with much confidence but it was Terrigal who came out victorious in what proved a relatively easy victory. The game this Saturday should be much tighter in

general play and far more even on the scoreboard. The struggle at the top of the competition ladder is so close that teams just do not want to drop any matches. In some ways, this is one of the more crucial games of the season. If Gosford win they will cement themselves quite comfortably in their current position. A win for Terrigal would see them keep in reach of the top clubs, however a loss to either team would change all that. The match should also be a good one for rugby itself. Both teams play a good style of rugby and the game should prove quite an open spectacle despite what will develop into a very intense struggle for both clubs. Avoca Beach are at Slade Park against Northlakes this Saturday. Northlakes are coming off a loss last week so will be keen to get back on track. They have not travelled well in the past but will need to put that aside and get into the match right from the opening whistle. Northlakes do have the personnel to trouble all teams but they have not been doing it this season on the whole. They are meeting the home side who are in good form and were impressive winners last week against Woy Woy. Avoca Beach will be very firm favourites in this game because of their good recent

form. Avoca Beach will be keen to keep their winning streak on the move so it may be a difficult afternoon for the Northlakes team. Warnervale travel to Woy Woy Oval this Saturday to take on Woy Woy. Warnervale had a good start to the season but have faulted on occasions up until last Saturday. They were most impressive in their defeat of The Entrance last week and will see that result as hopefully a change in their fortunes. Woy Woy went well last week against Avoca Beach and over the last month have put in several much better performances. This match could be one of the tightest games of the round. Both teams would love to get a win because they have been few and far between this year. Warnervale would like to get two on the trot and Woy Woy must be close to getting their first win of the season.

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This game could go either way but the home ground advantage might just enable Woy Woy to get their first victory of the year. The Entrance play host to Ourimbah this Saturday at Joseph Banks Oval. Ourimbah are coming off a bye so will be most keen

to get the second half of the season rolling in the right direction. The Entrance would not be pleased about their effort against Warnervale last week but they meet an opposition this Saturday who will not make their task any easier.

Ourimbah will go into this match full of confidence as they commence their second half of this year’s competition, but hopefully The Entrance can get away to a better start this weekend and put in a far more effective effort.


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Historic meeting in Wyoming and Berkeley Mariners Vale still unbeaten round 1 match by Alistair Kennedy

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yoming and Berkeley Vale have retained their unbeaten records and remain locked together at the top of the CountryNet Mens Premier League competition following Round 11 matches on June 23 and 24.


With both teams recording wins and thirdplaced Budgewoi being held to a draw by East Gosford the joint leaders have now opened up a six-point lead. A hat-trick to striker Troy Mumford was the highlight of a comfortable 4-1 win by Berkeley Vale over Kanwal in the Saturday night match at Wadalba Sports Complex. Despite being without several first team players, Berkeley Vale’s superior finish proved the difference and the result was never in doubt after Brenton Olzomer opened the scoring from a free-kick midway through the first half. Kanwal’s only goal came from Michael Moulder in the 73rd with his team trailing 4-0. Despite a final scoreline of 7-3, the other of the joint leaders, Wyoming, were given a big shock by the young The Entrance team in the match at Pat Morley Oval. Wyoming stunned the home team with two goals in the first seven minutes through Michael Payne

(penalty) and Jack North. Although Brad Thoseby struck back for The Entrance in the 21st minute, Wyoming quickly restored its two-goal lead through Marc Falzon. The sending off of Nathan Sherwood in the 40th-minute looked to have ended any chance The Entrance had, but it acted to spur on the team and two goals to Adam Woodbine saw them draw level at 3-3 with 20 minutes left to play. But the comeback took its toll and a 75th-minute goal to Wyoming replacement Daniel Edwards proved crucial, with the visitors adding three late goals from North, Darren Edwards and Keelan Austen. In the East Gosford versus Budgewoi match, a late goal from Budgewoi’s Mitchell Marlin earned his team a 1-1 draw at Hylton Moore Park. After a scoreless first half, East Gosford took the lead in the 70th minute through TT Kakadumane, before Marlin drew the scores level. The result left East Gosford in sixth place but still in touch with the top four, while Budgewoi’s grip on third placed was reduced to just one point over Umina and Killarney District. Despite some poor finishing, Umina were never troubled as they cruised to a 3-1 win over the struggling Doyalson team in the match at Umina Oval. A first-half double to

Josh Schumann gave the home team a 2-0 half-time lead which was stretched to three by Jason Stafford before Doyalson scored a late consolation goal through Grant Jenkins. In the final match, second-last placed Avoca put up a gutsy effort before going down 2-0 to Killarney District at Erina High School. The goals came midway through each half from Matt Lawrence and Nathan Byrn. Central Coast Football has announced details of the dates for the rescheduled round nine and 10 matches, with the four postponed round nine matches to be played on Sunday, September 2, and the complete round 10 on Sunday, September 9. All finals series matches have been pushed back by one week with the grand final now to be played at Pluim Park on Saturday, September 15. A decision has yet to be made on the fate of the cancelled North versus South representative match.

entral Coast Mariners will commence its Hyundai A-League Premiership defence in an away game against the League’s new boy, Western Sydney, on Saturday, October 6.


involved in. “It’s going to be interesting to be up against Tony (Popovic). “He’s a great mate of mine,” Arnold said. Mariners fans possess the unique opportunity to witness their team in action three weeks in a row without having to venture interstate or overseas, with Arnold’s men playing their second game of the season at home to Perth Glory on Sunday, October 14, then backing that up with a short trip to Hunter Stadium on Saturday, October 20, where they will face Newcastle Jets in the first F3 Derby of the season. Having been eliminated by Ian Ferguson’s team on penalties in the Hyundai A-League Finals Series in season seven, Arnold noted “there will be that little bit of revenge on the mind” of his players when the two sides clash in front of a Mariner’s home crowd. Arnold said he expected Newcastle to be a much tougher opponent than last season under the guidance of a Gary van Egmond signed squad.

In what is set to be a blockbuster opening round in Australia’s top flight of football, Graham Arnold’s squad will meet Tony Popovic’s freshly acquired outfit in a historic Hyundai A-League clash. The fixture will undoubtedly capture the focus of fans and media alike, with former Sanfrecce Hiroshima and Qantas Socceroos teammates Arnold and Popovic pitting wits in a bid to get their team’s campaign off to a winning start. “It’s the third year I’ve been here and it’s the second time we’ve come up against a new club in the opening round of the season. “It should be an exciting occasion for us to be

“Gary has built his own squad now and he’s had time to bring his own players in. “It should be a fantastic occasion so early in the season with us playing up there (and) hopefully there will be a good crowd there from both ends,” Arnold said. Overall, the Mariners will play 13 home matches in season eight of the Hyundai A-League, with the Club retaining its annual New Year’s Eve fixture. Mariners’ supporters will be busy visiting Bluetongue Stadium in the first few months of 2013, with seven of the team’s last 11 matches being played at Gosford’s bayside arena. With the Mariners also participating in the 2013 AFC Champions League, Football Federation Australia (FFA) have worked with the Club to reduce the travelling demands put on players competing both domestically and in Asia’s premier club competition. The Mariners first home match is against Perth Glory on Sunday, October 14, with kick off at 5pm.

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Gay said. “RMS and the Department of Education and Communities (DEC) have been working with the company for some time and have done everything possible to resolve the issues in dispute, while ensuring public money is spent responsibly and lawfully. “RMS has for several months paid all of its payments to Reed ahead of contract terms to support its cash-flow to help it meet subcontractor commitments,” Mr Gay said. “An expedited determination process was also put in place to resolve as quickly as possible the outstanding claims Reed has against RMS and DEC. “An expert panel, led by Andrew Rogers

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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

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n one of the most significant commitments to regional co-operation ever seen on the Central Coast, Gosford and Wyong Councillors agreed not only to move ahead with the new Central Coast Water Corporation but to deliver even more of their services together. At a special combined meeting on Thursday, May 31, the Councils agreed to set up a new joint service arm to bring together their ‘back office’ functions like information technology, human resources, finance, motor vehicles and customer service as a way of bringing about efficiency savings and better practices. “This is a landmark decision for the Central Coast”, said Gosford mayor Cr Laurie Maher. “Not only have we agreed on a model for

the Water Corporation, but by bringing together our IT platforms, pooling resources like vehicles and equipment, and streamlining our business practices, in the long term, we’ll save millions of dollars that can be reinvested in vital community services like roads, stormwater, parks and libraries.” Last November, the Councils employed expert consultants, PricewaterhouseCoopers, to conduct a cost benefit analysis of potential business models for the

newly created Central Coast Water Corporation. One of the main objectives was to find a way to transfer the functions of water and wastewater management to the Corporation without any negative impact on the rest of the Councils’ business. “Once we started looking at it under a long-term model, it quickly became apparent that combining our efforts in back office needs would bring about the biggest gains”, said mayor Cr Maher. While several models

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the research, it just makes plain good sense.” Mayor Cr Graham said “the proposal provides a best value outcome for the Central Coast community while ensuring guaranteed delivery of essential services of water and sewerage”. “This decision is all about putting the Central Coast first,” said mayor Cr Graham. “Better water services alone will go a long way to attracting business to the Coast and help stimulate the local economy, but this delivers a lot more.” A transitional action plan to map out implementation of the decision will be considered by a further


hree retail outlets in Erina were dama by a fire in the early hours of the morn on Friday, June 15.

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews received a number of Triple Zero (000) calls from 2.40am. A total of eight fire trucks were despatched, with 70 fire-fighters, including both permanent and retained (on-call), fighting the blaze for four hours, using hoses and spraying from aerial booms. The fire was believed to have started in One Stop Fashion, before spreading to Amaze N Play and Casey’s Toys. The fire engulfed the toy shop, but fire-fighters were able to save the adjoining JB HiFi store, and the Roads and Maritime Authority office. They used Thermal Imaging cameras to check for any fire spots. FRNSW fire-fighters also prevented fire from spreading to the Harvey

QC recently provided its report to the NSW Government on the claims by Reed Construction alleging DEC and RMS owe Reed money for work on education and road projects. “RMS’ legal teams reviewed the independent determination to understand its implications and also reviewed Reed’s responses to letters issued by RMS on 14 May 2012 about Reed’s ability to carry out its contractual obligations. “RMS has assured me the projects will be completed, while ensuring public funds are used responsibly,” he said. Media Release, 28 May 2012 Lance Northey, Office of Duncan Gay MLC



oads and Maritime Services (RMS) will start negotiations with a number of contractors immediately after deciding to end its contractual arrangements with Reed Constructions.

MS has four road projects affected by Reed’s financial difficulties including the Central Coast Highway upgrade from Carlton to Serpentine Rds. “It was decided by RMS to terminate Reed’s services and ensure the priority was for the important road projects to be completed as soon as possible,” said NSW Roads Minister Mr Duncan Gay. The NSW Government has been working with Reed Constructions since it indicated in late February it was experiencing financial difficulties. “It is not appropriate for the Government to use taxpayers’ money to simply “bail out” a company experiencing financial difficulties,” Mr

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Killarney Vale leads by five points

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Avoca midfielder, Gabby Bowles, opens the scoring for Avoca

illarney are now leading the Womens Premier League by five points after defeating Avoca 3-2 in last Sunday’s game, played on June 24 at Erina High School.


First blood came with Avoca’s midfielder, Gabrielle Bowles, lobbing the ball over Killarney’s keeper from the edge of the 18 yard box in the opening 20 minutes of the game to put Avoca up one-nil. It could have been doubled shortly afterward, as Avoca looked to take control of the game, and had it not been for a scrambling

Killarney back four doing their job effectively, Avoca would have succeeded. At the 40 minute mark, Killarney drew level and at the break both teams were on level pegging. However, Killarney fought their way back into the game with an early goal in the second stanza and gradually began dictating terms to Avoca. Crisp passing moves and plenty of work off the ball soon saw Killarney in control and once again finding the back of the net beating both Avoca’s shaky defence and skillful keeper, Amy Regal. With 10 minutes remaining, Avoca staged a counter attack taking

Killarney by surprise and secured a consolation goal. The final score was Killarney 3, Avoca 2. In other games, Gosford could only manage a oneall draw with Kariong, and Kanwal hosted Umina, the game remaining scoreless after ninety minutes. Womens Premier League standings as at June 24 saw Killarney leading the competition with 24 points, five points above second placed Gosford on 19 and Umina bringing up third place on 18 points. Just a single point separated fourth placed Kariong over Doyalson. These five teams look likely to battle it out for the

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top four positions and grand final playoffs. The Central Coast Mariners Academy, competing in the NSW State Womens Premiers League played their last game played on Sunday, June 24, at Pluim Park which saw them come away with three points after defeating the Blacktown Spartans 3-1, lifting them to ninth on the state table. Locally, on Sunday, July 1, we see leaders Killarney at home to Gosford, The Entrance travel to Umina, Tuggerah host Avoca, Kariong are away to Wyoming, and Doyalson play Kanwal.


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Rugby League junior workshops oy Woy Junior Rugby league continued its annual program for its U13 players with two workshops held at the Woy Woy Leagues club on Wednesday, June 20.


The Woy Woy club introduced a program for its 13 years boys called “Right of Passage” [sic], which broadly acknowledges that, at the age of 13, kids are exposed to greater and more complicated choices. To acknowledge this fact, Woy Woy Club offers incentives such as an annual trip to State of Origin, two development workshops on social media and illicit drugs and alcohol as well as the provision of

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a development bag and an invitation to a sit down meal on presentation night with the other international teams. In return, the club asks the boys to think about the choices they make, be aware of who they are and who they represent. “This is a starting point to becoming a valued member of a sporting group and community,” said club spokesman Mr Scott Jones. “The night was run in conjunction with ARL and presented by Chris Woulters from AWARE. “The night was well represented by the boys and their parents and a big thank you to the ARL and Bendigo Bank Ettalong who are the Woy Woy Juniors Development Sponsors.”

Junior League celebrates 50 years

by Chris Warwick

he Central Coast Division Junior Rugby League (CCDJRL) celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a gala dinner at Mingara Recreation Club.


The night was attended by a myriad of volunteers who worked tirelessly over many years to foster the Central Coast Division and formerly Group 12 Schoolboys to the status enjoyed today. Also attending were the majority of CCDJRL’s life members including Michael Searle, Richard Bosley, Col Franklin, Cec Tarlington, Don Hansen, Brian Gee, Greg Mawson, Pam Molloy, Kay McVicker, Grahame Wilkin and Chris Warwick. Unfortunately, Mr Ken Archbold, the club’s first life member, was unable

to attend due to prior commitments as were Brian Cork and Geoff Walker due to illness. Special guest Country Rugby League general manager Mr Terry Quinn was on hand to present Geoff Walker and Brian Gee with CRL Merit Awards. Dave “Prousty” Proust got the evening rolling with his special brand of humour and poetry while Star 104.5 FM’s Glen Lauder was MC for the night. The night finished with the announcement of the Central Coast Junior Team of the Past 50 Years which was selected by a squad of 60 esteemed players, some of whom have progressed to gain NRL, State and International honours.

The team is:

from Woy Woy Roosters Winger: John Carlaw from St Edwards Saints Centre: Robbie Ross from Gosford Townies Centre: Matt Seers from Umina Bunnies Winger: Steve McCoy from Terrigal Sharks Five Eighth: Steve Carter from Wyong Kangaroos Halfback: Matt Orford from Gosford Townies Lock: Chris Heighington from Umina Bunnies Second Row: Ryan O’Hara from The Entrance Tigers Second Row: David Fairleigh from Ourimbah Magpies Prop: David Thorne from Toukley Hawks Hooker: Ian Henderson from Erina Eagles Prop: Mark O’Meley from Munmorah Maulers

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Woy Woy Judo students compete at Blacktown

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ix junior students of the Woy Woy Judo Club, aged eight to 11 years, attended an invitation only Judo Competition at the Blacktown PCYC on Sunday, May 27. In a field of over 100 competitors, split into three age divisions of U9, U12 and U15, six were in the Novice [yellow belts]. In his first competition, Woy Woy’s youngest competitor, eight year old Oberon Burns won the Silver Medal against Harrison Lamley from Samurai Judo Academy, Newcastle. Oberon tried hard to throw Harrison many times

only to be taken with a counter throw. Nine year olds, Mark Mackay, Jasper Foti and Sean Keogh had plenty of contenders in their weight divisions. Jasper was in the lightest division of U29kg which was converted to a combined bout of male and female competitors to ensure all the lightweights had a roll around. Jasper was the only male medal winner taking the Silver. Mark Mackay and Sean Keogh were in a pool of five players in the U12/U34kg. Mark showed outstanding concentration throughout all four matches, only to be taken out of medal

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contention in a hold down. Sean Keogh, who showed a strong competitive edge, won all his bouts taking on team mate Mark as well as opponents from Budokan, Castle Hill and Tiger Do. After three wins, Sean was awarded the Gold Medal when his fourth opponent forfeited. In the U12/U42kg, Stirling Young and Steven Lill found themselves competing against each other in the match of the day. Both players were confident of winning, which saw them use their favourite techniques with gusto. Stirling was the successor with a precision ippon seo nage [shoulder throw] to seal the Gold Medal.

Yokoyama wins gold at Judo Nationals

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even players from Tuggerah’s Kido-Mingara Judo Academy r e p r e s e n t e d the state at the Australian Judo Titles held in Wollongong from June 9 to 11.


Over 600 players of the best Judoka in the junior and senior divisions from every state, as well as visiting International athletes, competed over the long weekend, displaying their skills and entertained the public with spirited bouts. At 16, Liam Yokoyama reconfirmed his dominance in the 60kg U19 division at his fifth national event, he added another gold medal to his collection. He also did well in the senior men, not losing any bouts. In the repechage rounds, Liam had to settle for a bronze medal, when his Victorian opponent of a similar speed and style, took advantage of his relaxed start to the bout.

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Liam’s sister, Angelina Yokoyama, was unable to make her designated weight in the 48kg division, but did well in the heavier 52kg cadets. At the end of the day, both Yokoyama siblings were up on the podium, with Angelina having fought strongly through the repechage rounds to win bronze. Carolin Hain, a previous junior medallist, was keen to re-establish her dominance in the 48kg division, after missing last year’s Championships due to injury. Competing in the U17 cadet, the U19 cadet and the Senior Women, Hain represented the Tuggerah Academy and NSW with confidence. She earned a bronze in the cadets and overcame all but one of her opponents in the U19 Women, to capture the silver medal. Neeson Naidoo, from Watanobbi, trained everyday in preparation for his second appearance at the Junior Nationals.

In his first bout, he threw for full points with Uchimata, and continued in that style to reach the finals in one of the largest divisions. Neeson claimed silver after a narrow loss in the finals to a WA opponent who was able to counter one of his throws. His sister, Kassiea Naidoo gained valuable experience in her first Nationals appearance, being just outside medal contention. In the Junior Women 52kg, Melinda Brown was extremely determined and achieved a bronze medal after being set back by a disrupted training. She is now going to intensify her training, focussing on tachi waza

(throws) in Japan, to prepare for next year. In the U12 Junior Boys, Daniel Villani fought through spirited bouts in the U34kg division, to obtain a bronze medal. Villani came up against tactics he had never seen in his second bout, and a loss to his ACT competitor, and eventual champion, relegated him to the repechage rounds. His quick refocussing after a setback provided him with valuable experience. Coaching director Pete Acciari said the club’s main aim was to attain the maximum potential from each student and to help them find their “inner strength”.

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The Entrance take out District Triples finals he State Triples at District level was postponed due to poor weather, and commenced two days late, on Thursday, June 14, at Everglades, Wyong and Munmorah United.


Friday’s games were held at Ettalong Memorial with the Semi Final and Final held on Monday, June 18, at Ettalong Memorial. The Match committee breathed a sigh of relief when clear skies and sunshine greeted the players for the three days. In the quarter finals, Janice Hiron (The Entrance) defeated Janet Ford (Ourimbah-Lisarow),

Pam Colbran (Terrigal) defeated Irene Croker (Terrigal), Elizabeth Cohen (Bateau Bay) defeated Margaret McGuinness (Halekulani) and Tracy Ward (Everglades) defeated Shirene Craft (Wyong). The semi finals saw Janice Hiron (The Entrance) defeat Pamela Colbran (Terrigal), and Tracy Ward (Everglades) defeat Elizabeth Cohen (Bateau Bay). In the final, the Everglades’ girls took an early lead and after eight ends the score was 8-4 in their favour, but by the 12th end The Entrance had drawn level at nine all. On the 14th end, The Entrance team jumped to a 16-9 lead and from that point

on they never looked back. Although holding shot, Everglades needed nine to win the game. In the true Tracy Ward style of never giving up, she tried to kill the end so as to have another go at getting that all important nine. In the end, The Entrance ended up defeating the Everglades team. The game was played in good spirits and although the afternoon became very cool a number of spectators stayed until the end. Congratulations to 2012 District Triples winners from The Entrance Norma Wright, Julie Grant and Janice Hiron with runners up from Everglades Judy King, Suzanne O’Connor and Tracy Ward.

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beaten into second place by two shots overall. This fine performance meant that Barry is now in contention for selection in the NSW side to defend its title against Victoria at Beresfield in September.

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Everglades win the Lorna Buckworth Trophy he four Peninsula W o m e n ’ s Bowling Clubs, Umina, Ettalong, Everglades and Woy Woy participated in the yearly playoff for the Lorna Buckworth Trophy on Thursday, June 21, at Woy Woy Women’s Bowling Club.


This year the clubs played very close games in the cool but dry weather. For many of the players this was their first tournament representing their Club. Everglades WBC was delighted to be the winner of this trophy, which was first presented in 1969. Lorna Buckworth joined Woy Woy Women’s Boling Club in 1946 and was a member for 46 years.

by Miriam Cotton

She held many positions over the years including secretary, vice president and president. Ms Buckworth was elected President in 1962 and served for the following eight years. In 1968, she was made a life member. The Lorna Buckworth Trophy is for players with experience of three years or less.

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Sydenham and Myers on the money at Terrigal

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he June Long W e e k e n d Creightons’ Men’s Pairs with $2000 prize money on offer had 30 teams playing three games of 12ends on Saturday, June 9, at Terrigal Bowling Club.


After the second game, seven teams were on two wins and, in what was a promoter’s dream. The leading two teams of Tony Sydenham (L) and Brendon Myers (S) Terrigal 2 wins +28 and the composite

team of Jeff Watson (L) and Adam Pinkerton (S) 2 wins +21 were drawn to play one another in the final round. Barring a draw this game would determine the winners, and what a game it was. After six ends and leading 8-1 Tony and Brendon were deciding on who should give the victory speech when Watson and Pinkerton staged a remarkable come back to hit the lead with two ends remaining. The11th end saw Tony and Brendon pick up a shot to make it all square with

one end to play. When the dust had settled after that final end, it was Tony and Brendon proving too good gaining a further two shots for a 12-10 victory and first place in the bag with 3 wins + 30. The loss saw Jeff and Adam slip down to 7th place with the final standings having Lex Lamont and Selva Selvarajan (Gosford) seond on three wins +24 and Glen O’Brien and Tony Shoebridge (Avoca) third with three wins + 21.

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Central Coast Sports History entral Coast Grandstand will include articles on the history of various sports on the Coast, with photographs where possible, subject to space available in each edition.


Many of our readers have shown a great deal of interest in having historical information included in our papers and while sport is usually about here and now, we should not forget past achievements. If you would like your sport, club, school or team included and have information and photographs, please send them to us for consideration. There are no restrictions, but we would prefer to start with material prior to 1970. Where appropriate and space permits, we will also try and use some of this material in our other newspapers. Following is the first in this series where we focus on Bowls Clubs on the Peninsula.’

Woy Woy Bowling Club 1970

Woy Woy Bowling Club; first in the area. he first bowling club in Woy Woy was officially opened on April 30,


1934. It had four rinks on a site between the Bayview Hotel and the public wharf.

Bowls in Woy Woy had its start on a private green owned by Mr J. Toon of Ocean Beach. In 1932, the committee was elected to form the Woy Woy Bowling Club. The club could not buy

land to put down more rinks and in 1945 the club and clubhouse was moved to the present site on Burge Road. The post-war popularity of the game led to the $83,000 clubhouse, which the president of the Royal

NSW Bowling Association, Mr Don Bray, officially opened on May 3, 1969. Entertainment offered at the time included cabaret shows every Saturday night with accompanying guest artists.

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Sports History

Umina Beach Bowling Club; initial difficulties ost bowling clubs start with a meeting of a small band of enthusiasts interested in promoting the game in their area.


Some have a smooth path to fruition, others have a long drawn struggle; Umina Beach Bowling Club was in the latter category. The first meeting was in September, 1957 in the Umina picture theatre. An executive was elected, comprising of president Arthur Wolfe, secretary Bill Pettiet and treasurer, Norm Neighbour. The Executive negotiated a lease of land on the corner of Melbourne Avenue and Carawa Street. It had a working capital of $300, of which $250 was used to bulldoze and clear the land. Voluntary effort put down

Umina Bowling Club 1970 the first green and built a 40 by 20 foot clubhouse. The club applied for a liquor licence; it made two unsuccessful applications in 1961. In 1962, the club was

disbanded and reformed with a new constitution. The licensing court granted its application in December, 1962, when membership was about 120, including ladies.

The early greenkeepers were volunteers who termed themselves “Pitt Street Gardeners.” The first qualified greenkeeper, Duncan Campbell, was followed by

Fred Lord and then Wayne Read. Negotiations were completed with a brewery and finance company in 1962 to build a newer clubhouse.

The club was officially opened in 1966 by the then president of the Royal NSW Bowling Association, Mr Ted Downie. A third green was opened in 1970.

Ettalong Memorial Bowling Club: “Three excellent bowling greens.” ttalong Memorial Bowling Club was formed in 1960 by a group of bowlers who were members of the Woy Woy and District Bowling Club.


Two bent greens were put down in 1962. The clubhouse was built in 1964, with a third green later added. Among the many clubs that catered for thousands of bowlers who visited the Central Coast at that time, Ettalong Memorial Bowling Club provided its facilities five days a week. The club programme

Ettalong Memorial Bowling Club 1970 each week at the time, included; Tuesdays for ladies, Wednesdays for

gent’s triples, Thursdays gent’s social and mixed, Saturday gent’s social and

Sunday gent’s social and mixed. Their “three excellent

bowling greens” and “modern club house” attracted many visitors and

permanent members.

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Everglades Country Club 1970

The beginning of bowls and golf at Everglades he Central Coast had four top class golf courses in 1970, one of which


was Everglades Country Club, midway between Woy Woy and the

ocean at Umina. The Club had more than 1,300 members and associates at that time. Apart from its 18 hole golf course, the club boasted two good bowling greens. The course was made

available to the public and social golf clubs outside competition hours. Registered golfers and bowlers were welcome to the club and facilities. Everglades quickly became popular with Sydney

players because it was the closest club on the northern line outside the metropolitan area. The club provided a social programme for its members and visitors. It featured its own top-line

dance band, which played each Saturday evening and was once a month joined by city artists for a cabaret night.

Significant Women of the Central Coast 2007 - Netball

Patricia Marie Courts

he following four ladies were included in Significant Women of the Central Coast published in 2007.


They were included for their services to Netball. The publication was collated by Margaret Hardy for the Multi Arts Confederation & Friends of Caroline Bay as recognition of the role women play in society as an International Women’s Day project. The publication was supported by both Gosford and Wyong councils.


atricia Courts (known as Pat)

was born in Parkes in 1944, the daughter of Thelma and Norm Clarke. She attended Parkes Public School and then did lessons by correspondence through the Black Friar Correspondence School and Warialda Central School, working on the farm helping with the sheep and cattle when school finished. During her time at Yallaroi, where there were 25 soldier settlement farms, she was involved with setting up the Junior Farmer's Association with about 20 teenage kids from 13-18 years. They made their own fun by playing tennis and organising dances with Pat arranging attendance at conferences.

In the 1950's there was no power or telephones and they were totally isolated.. Pat married in 1963 in a double wedding with her sister, and went to Garah near Moree to live. Her husband's family were old residents of the district. They moved to the Central Coast in 1970 and Pat became involved in sport. Her children went to Wyoming School where they played hockey, tennis and Netball, and she started the Central Coast Water Netball Club, the largest Netball Club in Gosford for some years. Pat loves coaching Rep' teams and has been doing so for 25 years.

She has been on the Gosford Netball Association Executive for over 30 years, acting as President and Senior Vice President during that time. Organising sponsorship is one of her jobs. She is a great believer that sport is good for children as it stops them going astray, and gives them the discipline to be prepared to do things and get things done. Pat has suffered from Rheumatoid Arthritis for 20 years but still manages to play low grade competition tennis, coach young and old Netballers and enjoys working for the Gosford Netball Association at executive level. Ten years ago, Pat started

"Catch and Play" a program to teach preschoolers and 5/6 year olds, ball skills. The Gosford Netball Association has a good program for teaching young kids these skills. Netball rules do not allow them to play Netball until they are 7 years of age, but the early training in ball skills, assists then when they are older. Coaching the over 40's is a lot of fun for Pat, and the Senior Rep' Team enjoy their sport. Pat is part of the inaugural Central Coast Sports Federation which is being set up to bring all sports together to work for better sporting facilities on the Coast. In 2000 she received

the Australia Day Sporting Award and was awarded a Volunteers Acknowledgment Certificate for 30 years Executive Service. Pat is also a Life Member of the Gosford Netball Association. She works for the Red Cross Telecross Service and the Electoral Commission Review, (Census) and at elections.

Margaret Thoms a r g a r e t Thoms was born at Berala in 1934, attending the Blessed Peter Chanel, Berala and St Mary's Cathedral Commercial College which she says was a very happy time for her.


Margaret became a comptometer operator and secretary working in the Department of Social Services and A.G. Healing. She was married in

1956 and lived at Concord West before moving to Campbelltown, which was then a country town in 1958. In 1973 she moved to the Central Coast and became involved in Netball and was President of St John the Baptist School Netball Club. She has been involved with the Coast all her life, having spent her holidays with her grandparents at Pearl Beach. She remembers Miss Crommelin and early settler families such as the Maslins, Fergusons, McKenzies and McFarlanes well. In 1974 Woy Woy

Peninsula Netball was formed as a group by Betty Burg and Margaret was elected Treasurer. The group was accepted as a District Association with New South Wales Netball in 1980, and Margaret was elected Treasurer, a position she still holds today. She has played, coached, umpired, been on tournaments, games and grading committees, also travelled away with Junior and Senior Representative Teams. Margaret has been a delegate to Netball New South Wales since 1980

and Gosford District Sports Council since 1982. At present she is Senior Vice President. Margaret was the administrator of the Ocean Beach Private Hospital for 11 years and Orange Grove Private Hospital for three years until they closed in 1990. Ocean Beach was owned by Mary Shaw and the McLennans Family — Orange Grove by Les and Marie Scott, Mary Shaw and the McLennans, later sold to Alex Norton in 1986. A keen sportswoman despite being an asthmatic

all her life, Margaret has done Physical Culture since the 1970's, but stopped competing in 1980. She now plays golf and walks the days she isn't playing golf. She also has macular degeneration. Awarded Life Membership in 1984, Margaret has also received recognition by the Australia Day Council for Achievement in Sport; Gosford City Award in Sports Award in 1987; International Year of Volunteers Award 2001, and received the Centenary Medal in 2003. In 2005 she was presented

with a beautiful glass trophy by the Woy Woy Peninsula Netball Association called "Margaret Thoms Service to Netball 2005", Margaret being the first recipient. This trophy originated on the 25th Anniversary of the Association which was celebrated at Everglades with people from all over New South Wales, returning for the celebration. Margaret is a caring person who is involved in the activities of her grandchildren and loves going on holidays with her two close friends.

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Sports History

Barbara Peters arbara Peters was born in 1938 at Bathurst, attending Wellington Street School at Bondi and Randwick High School.


She started work at a dress manufacturers and married Bob in 1966, at the Bondi Church of England. She has one daughter. Barbara became involved in Netball when her daughter Tracey, was 8. She is now 35. In 1978 she started and became Secretary of the Peninsula Raiders. Tracey went to Umina Beach Association and

Barbara became Junior Vice President and Canteen Convenor. She is now Senior Vice President and is still Canteen Convenor — 24 years later. She has been Manageress for kids who go to State (12-15 year), and State aged 17 years up. She goes away with the Executive when they take 30 to 60 children, to Carnivals. Caterers, Umpires, Coaches and 2 Manageress for each team also go along. For a Carnival to be held, 37-40 netball courts are needed. Motels or hotels have to be booked; lunches provided

and dinner is booked at a hotel or club. Barbara played tennis up to 3 years ago, and squash up to 5 years ago. Netball keeps her fit as do her two grandsons, who play soccer, swim and ride BMX bikes. She has looked after about 12 children , from 3 months to school age, for young mothers having to go to work. Barbara loves people and likes helping them, with Bob helping out. He took up screen printing when he retired and now prints the T-shirts for local sporting groups.

Joan Brook oan Brook was born in Wagga on 10th May 1928, going to school at Mt Erin Presentation Convent and Wagga Business College.


She grew up on a farm growing dairy cattle and fruit which was sold to a specialist fruit shop. During the War, they had 4 acres of onions growing under Army Contract, which had to be all planted by hand, by her family. She worked for 12 years in Wagga where she met her husband who was working with a mutual friend in April, was engaged in June and married in October 1956. In 1956 Joan and her husband moved to Point Clare. He was an industrial chemist by trade, but he invented the camera for Photo Finishes at races. It was a simple project with the first camera used at Gosford, and it is still used today with 200 cameras

around Australia. He also worked for the ABC as he had a beautiful voice, and the Courier Mail as a Proof Reader, and he also did photography. Joan became involved with the local community raising funds for St Patrick’s, St Edward’s and St Joseph’s schools at East Gosford. In 1959 her son Graeme was born and he now runs the family business. Daughter, Tracey, was born in 1961 and started playing Netball in 1967 (She is still playing 45 years later). Betty Berg started Netball in Gosford in 1967 and Joan worked on the application to get Betty recognised in the Queen’s Honour List. Joan was a foundation member when the Apollo Netball Club was started in 1969 and became the Social Convenor in 1971; President 1976-1979 and Junior Vice President 1979-1981. In 1970-1986, she managed junior teams going to carnivals in Sydney. In 1979-2002, Joan was

Treasurer of the Gosford Netball Association. She organised Debutante Balls for Netballers, organising the tables and decorations. In 2003 she was elected Junior Vice President, and is still there. Joan has liaised with Council regarding grounds, sealing the courts, applying for government grants on a dollar for dollar basis for 25 courts. She also worked on the Fee structure changes. There are 3000 players on the Central Coast with mothers and children playing. The building at Adcock Park was built in 1959, before Joan’s time She has been a delegate to the Sports Council from 1978 to 2000 and delegate to New South Wales Netball from 1978. She has also managed a couple of Rep. Teams, and the Ladies Master Games (for over 50’s) for players aged 50-73.

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In 2001, Joan started knitting wraps for Africa through St Patrick’s Catholic Church, where she has counted the money since 1995. She knits two wraps a year which when sewn, make a delightful diamond pattern. She looked after her mother for 11-12 years. In 1983 she was awarded Life membership of the Gosford Netball Association. Life Membership of Apollo Netball Association was awarded her in 1984. In 2000 she received the Australian Sports Medal; and the Ann Clark Award for Services to NSW Netball; In the International Year for Volunteers (2001) she received an award; 2004 was an Award Finalist in the Australia Day Community Awards and in 2005 her 30 Years of Volunteering was acknowledged from NSW Netball Association.


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Kariong win girls’ PSSA match

by David Harris

he Senior Girls soccer team from Point Clare Public School went up against a strong Kariong Public School at Woy Woy recently and was met with an unfortunate 0-2 defeat.


The school thanked Paris Blair who led and coached the team on the field as well as being the only girl on the team possessing weekend play experience. The score is seen as a great credit to the girls regardless of the defeat due to majority of the side being new to the game, spending the last term developing their knowledge of the rules and skills involved in the game.

Ningali meets Evonne Goolagong

Documentary on Gosford Race Club

by Maurice Murphy

by James Heddo

osford Race Club commissioned award winning movie maker Jason Van Genderen to produce a short documentary that looked at a day in the life of Gosford Race Club.


The documentary captured the energy, excitement and entertainment surrounding the Anzac Day Race, which was conducted on Wednesday, April 25, The movie started at daybreak, followed the life of the course throughout the day, and was narrated

with insightful video grabs from the people that made it special. “We are thrilled with the outcome of this short documentary and hope that it gives the wider community a feel of what goes on behind the scenes at our Club,” said Gosford Race Club CEO James Heddo.

Point Clare win round 3 PSSA match

by David Harris

he Point Clare boys’ soccer team played East Gosford in the third round of the state knock-out earlier this month.


The teams were evenly matched and both teams created goal scoring opportunities. At the 10 minute mark Point Clare was awarded a

penalty and Lachlan Muir made no mistake in sinking the ball into the net in an unstoppable shot. In the second half Lachlan scored again with a shot that curved away from the keeper. Liam Trenbirth looked like he’d scored a header but unfortunately he was called off side. East Gosford scored a few minutes before full time

which led to a nervous last few minutes. Graham Porter, in only his third game as goal keeper, made some great saves. Sam Lappan, Jack Boyd, Tyrone Pedavoli and Gabe Williams, who are were the team’s backline, were tireless in defence and on many occasions saved the day.

10 tennis starlet Ningali ForrestFreeman of Woy Woy got to meet her tennis idol Evonne Goolagong at an Indigenous Come and Try Day held in Sydney last month.


Run by Tennis Australia in conjunction with the Evonne Goolagong Foundation and the Australian Government’s Learn Earn Legend! Initiative, the project aims to encourage and support young Indigenous Australians to stay at school, get that job and be a legend for themselves, their family and their community. Evonne was an inspiration for the indigenous kids who came for the try-out day, greeting all the participants personally at the door of the tennis centre before spending several hours on the court. Evonne’s story, how an indigenous girl from the bush became Wimbledon Champion has inspired millions of athletes around the globe. She told the children

of her dream as a child to compete in Wimbledon and how she started in her home town of Barellan, with little more than a bat and a ball and a water tower to practice against. Ningali who is currently running in second

place in the Girls U10 Northumberland Medibank Junior Development Series said she was absolutely stoked to meet her idol, later saying it was “better than Christmas or going to Luna Park”.


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Selectors have a tough job at Toukley by Barry Middleton

he 2012 Pennant season proved partially successful for Toukley RSL Men’s Bowling Club.


Grade Six won the Zone 15 Flag, and now go to Wagga Wagga for further representative duties. Unfortunately, Grade Four was eliminated, as was Grade Seven, by the slightest of margins. “As our bowlers become more competitive and vie for much coveted positions in the various teams and grades, there is added pressure on our selectors, especially with some bowlers voicing their own opinions as to the grade preferred, or who they wish

to play with,” said Toukley RSL Bowling Club publicity officer Mr Barry Middleton. “Such pressures make the selectors job just a little more difficult and unpopular, but Toukley RSL Men’s Bowling Club is fortunate to have three selectors who are a dedicated group of volunteers, namely Jim White, Frank Sutton and Neil Nicoll, who hold the interest of Toukley RSL Bowling Club above the interest of any individual bowler. “As I personally reflect on the 2012 Pennant season, I recall a number of years ago a much experienced skipper who left the mat to confer with his third and explained his intended shot. “Returning to the mat,

he then delivered a well weighted and accurate draw shot. “The third applauded the shot and lifted his hat. “The skip wins the game, joins the celebrations and states that he bowled his favoured shot, but it was a team effort. “After all is said and done, it is only another game of bowls. “Some bowlers may not get selected for Pennants, some bowlers will, but we all should be good sports to play sport, and strive for harmony within all the bowling clubs,” he said.

Umina celebrates Olympics

by Lyn Farrugia

tudents at Umina Public School are gearing up for their very own Olympics.


On Friday, July 20, all students from the school will

by Sven Wright

u s t r a l i a n O l y m p i c gymnast and diver, Alexandra Croak gave her assistance in spreading the word about the benefits of staying fit and active during visits to Jilliby and Wyong Creek Public


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Alexandra encouraged participation in Jilliby Public School’s athletics carnival, presented awards and gave a presentation at Wyong Creek Public School where she spoke of the importance of physical activity in overall health. These visits were part

of the Premier’s Sporting Challenge launched in 2007 which aims to promote the benefits of physical activity among young people. Open to all public school students, more than 220,000 students from 1,059 schools are participating this year, a 29,000 increase from last year.

Wyong win PSSA match

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The Olympic Day will include an opening and closing ceremony and a wide variety of athletic activities and ball games while promoting team and school spirit.

Olympian gives fitness motivation

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be participating in a whole school Olympic Day. This event will give the students the opportunity to experience the Olympic ideals and interact with each other.

by Marina McCann

udgewoi Public School’s Senior Boys Soccer team competed against Wyong Public School in the PSSA


Soccer Knockout Tournament on Friday, June 22. Although all the boys played extremely well, they were unfortunately defeated 9 -0.

“A big thank you to the parents who transported the boys and supported the team on the day,” said Ms Marina McCann.

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Simmons just misses top 3 at Nationals oy Woy Judo Club’s Daniel Simmons just missed a podium finish at the 2012 National Judo Championships at WIN Entertainment Centre in Wollongong over the June long weekend.


The 26 year old had four fights and went two for two in the Men’s U73 kg categories. “I was off to a flying start with preparation for this year’s nationals”, Simmons said. “I was training hard and my fitness was strong. “Then about eight weeks prior to the championships, I tore the AC in my right shoulder during training. “Side lined in a sling for about four weeks, I undertook constant physiotherapy that saw me back training earlier than expected.” The draw at the Titles consisted of 14 players in his

weight category, calculating it was going to be three fights to the final. Off to a great start in the preliminary rounds, Simmons won his first fight by Ippon (Full Point) in the first 30 seconds against the Northern Territory, and then his second fight went to full time of five minutes which he won by Wazari (Half Point) and penalties against his Victorian opponent. In the semi-final, Simmons ranked number three in Australia in his weight category and was up against the number two ranked judoka, Darren Rogers from Western Australia. Simmons used dominating grips and moved well, attempting a Seoi Nage (shoulder throw) which saw him caught with an arm lock in ground work, causing him to submit. This then put him into the Bronze Medal fight, against

the 2011 National Champion and Number One ranked Judoka in the division from Victoria. “This was going to the toughest match of the day for me, we had trained together a lot at National training camps, but never met in competition,” Simmons said. “I knew this was going to go all the way to full time, preparing myself mentally to concentrate on seeing it through to a podium finish.” Having NSW State Coach and 2004 Athens Olympian Morgan Endicott-Davies in the chair and the support of his dad who was also Woy Woy Chief Instructor, Assistant NSW State Coach and 1968 Oceania Silver Medallist, Danny Simmons, on the sidelines for this match, Simmons came out firing off grips and moving well. In the second minute of the fight, the Victorian caught Simmons and threw him for

a Wazari (Half Point) with a Tai Otoshi (Body Drop). Simmons quickly switched back on, listening closely to Morgan to keep attacking and put the pressure on. For the next three minutes, that was what he did. The Victorian ended up with three stalling penalties, which evened the score, but with 20 seconds to go in the fight, Simmons was given a stalling penalty near the edge of the mats giving the Victorian the match. Woy Woy chief instructor, Danny Simmons said: “I felt for Daniel, he was so close, but I’m very proud of him, to take the 2011 National Champion to almost full time and only to lose by a penalty is a great achievement.” This fifth Place ranking slipped Daniel back to fifth on the National Table, but only two points separated him from the top four.

Dixon wins another accolade by Nigel Fitzgibbon

he Ocean Beach Surf Life Saving Club annual presentation night was held on Saturday, June 2 and saw Katie Dixon receive Patrol person of the Year.


Katie is also the current Central Coast, NSW and Australian Lifesaver of the year. “Her contribution to lifesaving as the Manager of Rescue Services, Patrol Captain and as a patrolling member was outstanding,” said Ocean Beach Surf Life Saving Club director

of lifesaving Mr Nigel Fitzgibbon. Junior Patrol Person of the Year went to Jason Smith who did 107 hours on patrol, received the 100 per cent patrolling award and was the club’s First Aid Officer. He gained his IRB drivers licence and trained SRC candidates too. Non Rostered Patrol Person of the Year was awarded to Fritz Van Aalderen “Fritz is a life member of the club and still makes a massive contribution to lifesaving, clocking up a remarkable 93 hours on

patrol,” said Mr Fitzgibbon. Club Person of the Year went to Elaine Unger who is the club’s director of finance and coordinated the functions area for nine carnivals that Ocean Beach hosted this season. Junior Club Person of the Year went to Jordan Smith and Matthew Calbert. “Jordan and Matthew fulfilled their patrolling commitments with aplomb as well as competing in branch and state carnivals,” said Mr Fitzgibbon. “They both up-skilled their knowledge base and represented the club in the local community,” he said.

This year the patrol competition was run over four rounds and the title was shared between patrol number one captained by Mr Fitzgibbon and patrol number eight captained by Aaron Camp. Both teams scored 426.5 out of a maximum 430 points and performed well over the entire course of the season. Patrol number two, captained by Alan Moffit, came third on 425 points. Highest Patrol Hours Award went to Nigel Fitzgibbon 122 hours, second to Jason Smith with 107 hours and third to Fritz Van Aalderen on 93 hours.

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When asked about the year ahead Simmons said: “I have a few more comps this year and will be pushing hard to get better results in order to increase my ranking.” “My focus is selection to the OJU World Cup in Samoa and hopefully the

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Umina named Central Coast Club of the Year mina Surf Life Saving Club was named Central Coast Surf Life Saving Club of the Year, second year in a row, in the Awards of Excellence held on Saturday, June 16, at the Mingara club.


The Club shared their previous victory with Soldiers Beach last year. As a result of winning this title Umina Surf Life Saving Club will now be nominated by the Central Coast Branch as the nominee for NSW Club of the Year which will be announced in August. Ms Pam Edmonds of the club’s Training and Education Team was also successful at the awards

Qualification course on offer he Peninsula Leisure Centre (PLC), in partnership with the Royal Life Saving Society Australia, is offering school students between 16-18 years old the opportunity to gain a nationally a c c r e d i t e d pool lifeguard qualification in a two day course from July 5 to 6.


The joint initiative has been developed to give young people the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to begin a career in the leisure and aquatic industry. Participants in the program will learn a range of skills including CPR techniques, emergency procedures, rescue simulations, spinal rescues, oxygen equipment usage and observation techniques. Gosford Council’s Coordinator of Leisure and Lifestyle Mr Anthony Burling said this was a fantastic initiative for young people in the region. “We are excited to offer this qualification at a significantly reduced cost to participants with Council and the Royal Life Saving Society Australia subsidising a percentage of the course fees.

“With this qualification, recipients will have the ability to become a lifeguard at one of their local pools such as the Peninsula Leisure Centre or Gosford Olympic Pool. “It is a great stepping stone for young people interested in a career in the aquatic or leisure industry or even for those looking to gain more skills,” Mr Burling said. Royal Life Saving Society Australia regional manager Mr Matt Sharman said learning these skills was essential for everyone living in a coastal community. “Swimming and being safe in the water is an important part of Australian culture and that is especially true when you live in close proximity to beaches like we do on the Central Coast. “The Royal Life Saving Society of NSW runs a variety of professional training courses in partnership with Gosford City Council and we are delighted to now offer secondary school students the chance to train to become lifeguards,” Mr Sharman said. To register your interest or to find out more, contact Council’s Beach and Education Programs Officer, Nick Leslie at the Peninsula Leisure Centre on 4325 8123.

by Christine Lavers

winning the Assessor of the Year award, a testament to her experience at the club and dedication to the area. Umina Surf Life Saving club maintains a no lives lost record and recorded 7137 hours patrolled this season with 258 members helping to maintain the beach as one of the safest on the coast. The Education team helped train 55 new Bronze Medallion members which will boost the club’s patrol numbers for the next season. The club is also extending their deck area with the help of financial support from the Federal Government which is anticipated to be a major resource necessary for when they host the 2013 NSW State Titles in March next year.

Records tumble at swimming championships by Andrew Jones

he 2012 Coast and Valley Short Course Championships were held on the weekend of June 16 and 17 at the Peninsula Leisure Centre in Woy Woy.


The weekend saw 140 different events with 77 records broken. In one race alone, the top eight went under the previous record and all eight swam under the State Age qualifying time. At the end of the two days of competition, Central Coast club Kincumber Pacific Dolphins were declared CVSA Club Champions for the first time scoring 1378.5 points, second place to Hunter on 1359.5 points

and third place to Mingara Aquatic on 1242.5 points. Coast and Valley Swimming Association president David Hinds presented the Swimmer of the Meet awards following the championships seeing Bradley Woodward of Mingara Aquatic win the male competition with 138 points as well as breaking three individual records and two relay records. In the female competition, Meg Bailey from the Hunter club showed her skill scoring a massive 180 points and breaking nine records. Competition in the pool was high class and for many athletes a great lead up to NSW Country and State Age and Open Championships in July and August.

Smith wins gold at Special Olympics by Sonny Hinwood

oy Woy Swim Club swimmer Katelyn Smith won gold at the Special Olympics meet held in Newcastle last month.


She won gold medals in the 50m breaststroke, 100m

freestyle, 800m freestyle, silver in the 200m IM and bronze in the team relay. This was followed with strong performances by Kateyln at school level, winning gold medals in the 50m breaststroke and freestyle events at the Broken Bay Secondary

Schools Sports Association Carnival. Katelyn then went on to win a silver medal in the 50m breaststroke and bronze in the 50m butterfly, 50m and 100m freestyle events at NSWCCC. She then progressed to the NSW All Schools

Championships held on the May 7 where she received a bronze medal in the 4x50 freestyle relay and had strong swims in her five other events, just missing medals in each of them.

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Issue 032 of Central Coast Granstand