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TENANCY GLUT • Five times more rentals in Grove THE number of rental properties in Ocean Grove, Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff has increased across the board. A local Ocean Grove RT Edgar agent said this time last year there were three or four rental properties available and now upwards of 26.

“There are about 26 properties this year which is five to six times more than the same time last year,” he said. “There’s simply more to choose from than there has been the last few month. We’re not seeing a short fall in rentals at all and with no obvious reason.” However, Alex Campbell, General Manager of PRD Nationwide Realtors


Geelong, said that while rental vacancies have crept up a little bit the past few months they’re still very low in Geelong. “It’s a general trend in winter months for the vacancy rates to increase a little but they’re still historically low compared to what has been,” he said. “While it may be cheaper to pay off a mortgage than rent with interest rates coming down and the gap between repayments and rent reducing there’s still more people renting.” Alex said two to three years ago the first home loaners grant saw a lot of young people moving straight into their own

homes whereas now they have returned to renting. “More young people are inclined now to rent as opposed to buying their first home straight away,” he said. News of the abundance of Grove rentals comes just as Nationwide, RP Data found 238 suburbs and towns, mainly in regional areas, where buying is cheaper than renting. “With lower interest rates, tight rental markets causing rental increases and falling home values, many buyers may believe it’s a good time to re-enter the market,” said RP Data research director Tim Lawless. What is your experience of renting, either as rentor or a rentee? Email journo@

Mega bucks for MS

MEGA EFFORT: Kai and Julie Murphy and Eoin McNolty and Margie Heffernan were among dozens of locals who helped raise funds for those living with Multiple Sclerosis. Full story and pictures page 5.

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Pothole peril for riders THE state of Ocean Grove roads continues to endanger both motorists and cyclists according to Bike Safe. Bike Safe’s spokesperson Barton van Laar said in particular works near Grubb Road had significantly impacted surrounding bike lanes. “With the Oakdene Development going on the trucks have created real problems for cyclists leaving residual dirt and mud,” he said. “We’ve discussed this with Vic Roads who in turn spoke to the developer who said they’re regularly trying to clear the road but in our opinion not enough is being done.” Barton said the dramatic reduction in Vic Roads maintenance budget and the increased presence of pot holes was a serious hazard. “Not just for cyclists but for cars, they’re dodging pot holes and if there’s a cyclist we’re all in danger. We’ve had near misses

with cyclists trying to avoid dirt and going into the car lane,” he said. “Road rage has resulted also in some instances where bike lanes have been totally shut down; cyclists have had to go into car lanes whereby cars will try and pass the cyclists and there’s no room.” Bryan Sherritt, Acting VicRoads Regional Director, said that building activities adjacent to roads can result in mud being carted onto the road such as on Grubb Road. “It is the responsibility of developers to minimise the impact of their activities on the road network,” he said. “VicRoads is working with the City of Greater Geelong to achieve greater compliance from developers with regards to mitigating the spread of mud and soil.” Kerleys Coastal Real Estate Managing Director Damian Cayzer spoke with Oakdene Estate and said the developers were aware of the issue.

“The developer agrees, presently the cycling road user group is the most affected group by the intersection construction,” he said. “Originally Grubb Road cycle path was the sealed shoulder of the road, under the new arrangement at the signalised intersection there will be dedicated cyclists lanes.” Damian said developers expected completion of the Grubb Road signalised intersection to be due in October, weather permitting. “Delays to date have been due to a very wet winter, limitation by Vic Roads on hours of works to their main road (Grubb Road) and significant vegetation issues,” he said. “Oakdene Estate itself will be very cyclist friendly with an extensive on road and off road cycle network throughout the estate.” Bryan said VicRoads inspects Grubb Road fortnightly to identify potential hazards and

Lions move to next stage of retiree village plan

Ocean Grove rider Paul next to one of the rutted sections of Grubb Road.

prioritise maintenance works to ensure the safety of road users. “The road was swept on August 1 to remove mud and loose stones and is next due to be swept in October,” he said. But according to Bike Safe, Barton believes more could and should be done to sweep the lanes more regularly. VicRoads encourages road users to notify VicRoads of hazardous road conditions 24 hours a day, on 13 11 70.

Young chefs go head to head

Mark Core and Timothy Shandley of St Ignatius.

Bridget Dickinson of St Ignatius and Erin Crimmins of Bellarine.

ST Ignatius and Bellarine students teamed up in a cook off with other schools last week. The high pressure final of Y Chef entailed preparing a three-course menu and was judged by experts including renowned food writer Gail Thomas; retired Chef,

Bar and Restaurant. The competition, sponsored by The Gordon and Telstra Geelong CBD, is co-ordinated by Karingal Inc through its initiative BacLinks, a service that specialises in facilitating partnerships between the business and community

teacher and culinary food judge. Launched in June, the 52 students that took part in their school teams were each mentored by top local chefs. The St Ignatius/Bellarine team worked with Daniel Brehaut of Black Bull Tapas

sectors for mutual benefit. The ‘Y’ Chef challenge allows students first hand experience of the hospitality industry through their training with the chefs, who volunteer their time to provide the students with a realistic overview of life as a top chef.

TWO units have been handed over to the Ocean Grove Barwon Heads Lions club as part of their Retirement Living Project – which aims to provide a retirement living facility for the Kingston Estate area. President Phil Scambler said that Kingston Ocean Grove donated an allotment several years ago to the Lions Club and the project had been long in the making. “It brings to fruition a project that’s been a long time in the making with generosity and hard work from club members to get it to this stage,” he said. Allason Lynch, Communication Manager for Kingston Ocean Grove, said after many years of fundraising and community support, funds became available for the construction of two units. “GJ Gardner Homes completed construction and recently handed the units over to the Lions and landscaping has commenced and is due for completion in the next week,” she said.“The proceeds of the sale of the units will go towards the Lions Retirement Living Project which aims to establish a retirement living facility in the area.” State MP Lisa Neville will officially launch the project on September 9 with the Lions Club hosting a sausage sizzle and members providing information. “It should be an absolute highlight which we are looking forward to,” said Phil. “Members of the community are most welcome to come along, have a look and enjoy the barbeque.” • The official launch will start at 11am at the unit at 26 Kingston Downs.

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Courts, nets, lights and parking DRAMATIC excavation works happening at Shell Road Reserve include more car parking, four new netball courts, cricket nets and lighting for netball and football - but no pavilion, as yet. “Works are progressing well and expected to be completed mid December,” said a council spokesperson. “Some temporary parking is available off Tuckfield Street and on the north side of Marlin Drive while the

works are underway. “We are continuing to work with local representatives of netball, soccer, cricket and AFL to finalise the design for a shared pavilion.” Construction of the pavilion is dependent on State Government funding, which is yet to be announced. So far the Federal Government and City have each pledged $2million to the project.

Book end to day

Cllr Jan Farrell with Capital Projects Officer Alex Joseph at Shell Road.

The eventual pavilion will serve football, netball

and soccer teams using the sports precinct.

That’s what I’m talkin’ about! HAWTHORN’S 2008 Premiership captain Shane Crawford was at the successful Elk Horn Road House in Wallington last week to film part of the Postcards series. ‘Crawf’ is pictured with Elk Horn owners Julie Taylor and Terri Bitton. The show will be broadcast later this year.

Muso students take over chook shop Bellarine Secondary College students took over the Piping Hot Chicken Shop on Saturday night for their VET Class Performance. The venue was pumping with friends and family turning out to see their talented performances. Pictured are just two of the sets featuring Sam Nicholson dueting with Steve McEwan and sisters Leila and Gigi Peacock.

quick news

OCEAN Grove’s bookgrove is hosting an evening with Nine Days author Toni Jordan. The novel “Nine Days” is about one family over nine momentous days. It is an unforgettable novel of love and folly and heartbreak. It is 1939 and although Australia is about to go to war, it doesn’t quite realise yet that the situation is serious. Deep in the working-class Melbourne suburb of Richmond it is business—your own and everyone else’s—as usual. And young Kip Westaway, failed scholar and stablehand, is living the most important day of his life. Toni’s debut novel, Addition, was shortlisted for the Barbara Jefferis Award and longlisted for the Miles Franklin in 2009, and has been published in sixteen countries. Her second novel, Fall Girl, was published in 2010. Toni talks about some of her favorite books on ABC Radio National’s The Book Show. She lives in Melbourne where she works as a freelance copywriter and novelist. Don’t miss the chance to meet and speak with Toni at bookgrove on Tuesday September 11 at 7pm. 1/73 The Terrace Ocean Grove. Booking essential.

Grove CFA call outs OCEAN Grove Fire Brigade has enjoyed a relatively quiet fortnight. Crews attended three call outs on August 20 and 24. On August 20 they attend a 7am fire at a property in Hesse Street, Queenscliff, in support of the town’s own crews. Later that day Ocean Grove were called back to Queenscliff to an activated alarm at a property in Gellibrand Street. Finally, on August 24 crews were called to a report of ‘excessive heat’ but found no burns or fire evidence at a property in Thacker Street.

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grove fundraiser

YES! Swimmers and supporters celebrate raising more than $21,000 during the Mega Swim at the Ocean Grove swimming pool.

Mega Swim tops 21k OCEAN Grove Rotary Club’s MS MegaSwim raised more than $21,000 to help people living with Multiple Sclerosis. Six teams from the community swam nonstop for 24 hours from midday on Saturday until noon on Sunday at the Bellarine Aquatic and Sports Club. Highlights of the MegaSwim included the Rotary Club’s inaugural team gaining over $10,500 in sponsorship, and the Ocean Grove Surf Lifesaving Club’s Nipper team with 14 swimmers

under the age of 12 years swimming over 68kms. The Borough Coutas team knocked out 67kms and the Bellarine Aquatic Centre team clocked up 55kms. Hilda’s Hurricanes and the Livewell team were also great contributors with 45 and 48kms respectively. The new event this year was the “Bellarine Bullet,” 100m sprint; which was taken out by Lewis HowellPavia of the Ocean Grove SLSC. Eleven-year-old Ryan McNolty of the Coutas

swam the biggest distance for a junior with a huge effort of 4kms, and Mark Stone, also of the Coutas, won the senior long distance trophy with a swim of 7.9kms. Trevor McArdle, Rotary’s event organiser, was thrilled with the outcome saying “We have raised over $21,000 again in our second year of the event, the same as last year. These funds will go towards improving the quality of life of a number of individual MS sufferers. The disease is incurable

but many things can be done to ease people’s burden and funds raised at the Megaswim will go a long way towards bringing a little sunshine into what otherwise can be a pretty dark existence.” The event was well supported by the many Rotarians and friends who ran the registration desk, an all-night BBQ, and breakfast in the morning and they were supported by many others who supported their team and counted laps swum over the 24 hours. During the night

swimmers and helpers were entertained by musicians including Jo Dawson and our own Bree-Arne Chamley from Point Lonsdale and her band, “Soul Combustion”. Bree-Arne is herself an MS sufferer. Trevor said “That despite the current difficult economic conditions the support that was shown by many in the community and from local businesses through their sponsorship and assistance was a typical example of just what a great place the Bellarine is to live in.”

Left, Ocean Grove Rotarians kept the teams fed and watered. Below, Bree-Arne Chamley and other musicians helped entertain the swimmers and supporters on Saturday night. Above, Ocean Grove Surf Lifesaving Club’s Nipper team notched up more than 68kms during the Mega Swim. Right, the inaugural Ocean Grove Rotary team pulled in $10,500.

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Super effort for store revamp Let’s do

Coles manager Anthony Pittman (far right) with some of the Ocean Grove store team.

The wait is almost over for Ocean Grove residents with Coles reopening in the next few weeks, following an extensive revamp. With a fresh new look, modern interior and exciting new features, customers will get a new marketstyle layout. Store manager, Anthony Pittman said the new features added to Coles Ocean Grove will have the town talking. “Our shoppers have told us what they look for in a shopping experience and we think they’ll love the results. The new-look store will include a brand new bakery and deli department, as well as new meat and fruit & veg display cases and a new store entrance.

Norma’s care bears YEARS ago Norma Follett read that knitters were needed for charity and she hasn’t put her needles down since. At 79 Norma still makes trauma bears for emergency services and blankets which are distributed throughout local nursing homes. “I was originally doing knitting for cancer and Cottage by the Sea and I couldn’t keep up with the knitting as everyone was in need,” she said. “So I got down now to just simple things, just the bears and the rugs.” Over the past few years Norma has knitted over 96 rugs and 425 bears to help raise money for cancer groups in Geelong and to comfort children. “The bears are for distressed children and once a year they have a teddy bear picnic where a police lady comes out and tell us where they distribute the bears,” she said.

Norma Follett - and bears.

“One year I read an article about one of my bears comforting a child in the back of an ambulance and I thought

that was pretty good.” Norma has received several certificates recognising her amazing efforts including one

from former Premier Steve Bracks and the honorable Lisa Neville. The Cancer after Care Group in Geelong also blessed Norma for the many years she’s helped raise money for their patients in Geelong and surrounding areas. “We raised money to save the cancer patients having to go up to Melbourne for their treatment,” she said. “Each bear takes me a couple of nights depending on how much telly I watch and I don’t have a pattern I just make them up as I go.” Norma began charity knitting at 13 for WWII soldiers alongside her own Grandmother Mary Tilley who was recognised for the hundreds of knitted pajamas and khaki socks she provided to soldiers. “She was presented with a badge with a bar on it later on as she was so recognised,” she said.


Bellarine Business Women is hosting its first Let’s Do Lunch on Wednesday 19th September at Bellarine Estate Winery. Featuring guest speaker Kate Engler from The Publicity Princess. Kate is a highly skilled publicity expert with an impressive background over 22 years working with some of Australia’s leading corporate and not-for-profit organisations. Kate unlocks the ‘secrets’ of publicity for business owners to generate thousands of dollars of exposure, clients and sales without ever needing to use advertising! Let’s Do Lunch is for ALL business owners to network and learn the secrets to free publicity. Ticket includes 2 course lunch, glass of Bellarine Estate Wine, tea and coffee and a Gift Bag. Places limited, for more information and bookings go to http:// letsdolunchseptember.

Voice in Hoi An

The Voice recently enjoyed a holiday in Hoi An, Vietnam. Pictured above are Lynette Armstrong of Ocean Grove Travel, her husband David with friends Kim An, An and baby Bo.

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Kingston Park plan proposals A DRAFT Master Plan for Kingston Park Reserve has been released by the City of Greater Geelong addressing several key issues. A spokesperson for the COGG environmental unit said that the objective of the master plan is to establish a clear strategic direction for future management of the reserve. “In consultation with community stakeholders including local residents, CFA, Rotary (Craft Market Management Committee) and other park users,” the spokesperson said. A council spokesperson said Ocean Grove is experiencing strong growth as a popular destination for both permanent residents and tourists and future planning was essential. “It addresses the protection and management of yellow gums and the grassy woodland conservation area as required under legislation, fire management and pedestrian access,” said council. “It also investigates any potential archaeological or cultural heritage values, makes provisions for

Kingston Park as proposed, above, and existing, right. The proposals include two informal soccer pitches with no infastructure (1), parkland revegetation (19-23), and a circuit walking track (25).

future management of recreational infrastructure in the reserve including walking tracks, car parks “Craft market facilities, public toilets, BBQ picnic and play facilities and the proposed provision for junior soccer as outlined in the Ocean Grove Sporting

Infrastructure Plan 2010.” A community workshop will be held on October 12 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at Ocean Grove Fire Station 5-11 Shell Road. Contact the City’s Environmental and Natural Resources Unit on 52724785 to register.

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our street, our neighbours

Bramwell Street As part of a new series aimed at helping us get to know our neighbours, the Voice’s Jessica Grace went to meet some of the residents of Bramwell Street. Let us know if you’d like us to feature your street or area. Contact

Bernie Phelan, 64 I’ve been here 12 years from Greensborough. We wanted a change as we’d been there for 30 years; looking for a sea change. Love the lifestyle as it’s not as busy as Melbourne. I love the Local footy, I obviously follow Ocean Grove. You get to meet other locals. It’s a good exciting day out. Fishing’s good, I’ve caught snapper, gummy shark, whiting, flathead, it’s good fishing down here.

Draga Palstra, Nurse I’ve been here 15 years originally from Highton. I’d always wanted to live on the coast as we love the lifestyle. I’m a nurse and work in Geelong. I belong to the Apple Mac User Group. It’s just learning all the programs on your Mac. It starts off as a beginner course and then it become quiete advanced and gives you quiete a broad knowledge. I love the beach and the casual lifestyle it’s also a great place for the little grandchildren with so much for them to do.

Glen Griffiths, 51, Mortgage Broker I’ve been in Ocean Grove for two years. I come from West London where I was born and grew up. I’ve lived in Torquay and Bell Post. I’ve been in Australia for five years. Coming from a city I love the air quality compared to the city. I love the peace and quiet, the beach and the lovely holiday feel of the place. If you walk down the street in London and say hello people look at you like you want something.

Glenda Werrett, 62, Retired I was a school teacher at New Park Primary. I taught there for 38 years, we’ve been here for 13 years from Geelong. I’d camped here for 60 years. Even after we lived here we still camped, so did my parents and grandparents back in the 1900’s. I like Ocean Grove because after living in the city for so long it’s the fresh air and open walks along the beach. It’s the community feel and access to all facilities that we love.

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Local bid for City Mayor AN Ocean Grover has thrown her hat in the ring for the first popularly elected mayor of the City of Greater Geelong. Already an active member of the local community, Stephanie Asher has nominated under the banner “It’s time for a fresh approach”. So far Stephanie is the only candidate from the Bellarine to step forward. Stephanie told the Voice that she would be running for Mayor because it was a “great opportunity to shake things up and get some new thinking going”. “My big picture issue is to broaden the focus to the Greater Geelong area,” she said. “I feel that the ratepayers outside the city area are missing out on a voice and I want to take the conversations outside Geelong - into the Bellarine, Waurn Ponds and Lara. “We need to celebrate and include the talent, intellect and achievements of people outside the city and make sure the outer areas get what they need.” Stephanie said she would be focusing on “sustainability and

LOCAL CONTENDER: Stephanie Asher.

transparency, also around promoting a positive spirit of kindness”. “I’ll talk more about those in the next few weeks, when I’ve heard people’s thoughts on my ideas.” She took to the streets at the weekend in a bid to find out what locals want and expect from the Mayor.” As well as having her own consultancy business and having worked with global corporations, G21, the Committee for Geelong and Avalon Airport, Stephanie has previously been an active member of the Ocean Grove Community Association, is a member of Ocean Grove Community Enterprise and campaigned hard in a

bid to get a 50m swimming pool for the town. “I will put forward my ‘vision’ for Greater Geelong but first I want to talk with more people about what they think is needed and the role of Mayor in the mix. My feeling is that the job of Mayor is ultimately about representing the people – that means all of us in the community – so I want to make sure my ideas and direction fit with what people all around the region are looking for.” Stephanie is encouraging locals to contact her with thoughts and ideas. Last year the Victorian Parliament introduced legislation to allow voters in the City of Greater Geelong

to directly elect their Mayor. The Mayor will be elected for a four-year term of office. The City of Greater Geelong will still have 12 individual ward councillors but they will also have a Mayor. Candidates for Mayor cannot run for ward councillor. The upcoming Greater Geelong City Council General Elections will be held on Saturday, October 27. Other candidates so far nominated include Geelong Chamber of Commerce executive officer Bernadette Uzelac, current council elected mayor John Mitchell and Faggs Mitre 10 co-owner Keith Fagg. Keith is currently chairman of Bravehearts Geelong as well as having an extensive CV of community involvements, has run 15 marathons and often travels down to Ocean Grove to join the Harriers on their Saturday morning runs. What do you think are the important things a popularly elected Mayor should focus on? Email news@

Keith Fagg.

John Mitchell.

Bernadette Uzelac.

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Spring on the park Overlooking the park at 24 Hodgson Street, Ocean Grove, Napona boasts a 60 seat licensed restaurant. With the arrival of spring, Napona is perfect for al fresco dining or drinks on the deck under beautiful gum trees. Chef Will Swinton draws on Mediterranean and Asian influences, producing a menu focused on clean, fresh flavours. Spring also brings a vast array of

Breakfast & Lunch seven days Dinner Tuesday to Saturday Please call for bookings 5256 3153 Licensed. Follow us on acebook or witter @EatAtNapona

produce and ingredients with new menu items sure to please. Exceptional service in a relaxed atmosphere makes Napona perfect any time of day, whether for a meal, snack, or simply a quick Coffee or Wine. Casual dining during the day makes way for modern dishes in the evening with the seafood a must. Breakfast and Lunch meals start at $12. Mains at dinner range from $21 to $35, complemented

by an accessible wine list starting at $30. Families are welcome with kids meals at $12. Napona is open from 8am, seven days a week for breakfast and lunch, with dinners Tuesday to Saturday. Food is available all day. Call 52563153 for bookings. Customer car park at rear. Find our menus online at www.napona. or follow us on twitter or facebook - @eatatnapona

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JEFF SLIDING INTO TOWN OCEAN Grove’s Piping Hot Chicken Shop has managed to pull off another coup – with slide guitar legend Jeff Lang playing at the venue this Friday (September 7). Jeff has earned worldwide acclaim as a virtuosic guitarist, a dynamic songwriter and a startlingly unique live performer. With a back catalogue of 14 studio albums, Jeff has been featured at major festivals, pubs, clubs, arts centres and

venues internationally for the past decade. Blending rock, roots, folk, blues, ballads, instrumentals, improvisation and a devastatingly high level of musicality, Jeff Lang is a singularly unique performer in our world. Jeff has been showered with achievements and awards throughout his career - the most outstanding would be his six ARIA award nominations, as well as his

two wins in 2002 and 2010. Lang has built up a devoted, almost cultlike, following with his live performances. Working without a set list and allowing the unique energy of each night to shape the songs, taking the audience along for the ride, has seen word of mouth bloom into a successful career. Tickets $20, Doors open 7.30pm.

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music/live events

• Barwon Heads Hotel -Wednesdays Happy Hour 6-7pm Free Trivia 7 30pm -Thursdays: Open Mic in BakBar from 8pm -Friday: Happy Hour 5-7pm Raffle Live Acoustic $16 T-Bone Free Poker -Saturday: 9pm Live Acoustic -First Sunday of the month Open Mic for youth U/18 with Jill Meehan in the Barwon Heads Bistro. All young performers welcome/ soloists/dancers/bands Ph: 0431606476 to get on the program • Ocean Grove Piping Hot Chicken Shop September 7 Jeff Lang Ph: 52 551566 • Ocean Grove Hotel -September 8 Shaun Kirk -September 15 Kenny Miller -September 22 Margot’s Men • Potato Shed

Drysdale September 8 Burlesque with Beat, a cabaret night of dance entertainment featuring the 2012 Burlesque Course Dancers Ph: 52511998 • Barwon Heads Community Hall Last Thursday of the month Barwon Heads Film Society Film starts 7.45pm next Film: The Eye of the Storm Based on the novel by Patrick White Running time: 85 mins rated MA15+ Ph: 52541139

markets &fairs

• Point Lonsdale Primary School September 9 Point Lonsdale Market 9am - 2pm • Queenscliff Harbour Sunday September 16 Queenscliff Farmers’ Market 9am to 1pm • Ocean Grove Park September 15 Bellarine Community Farmers’ Market 9am to 1pm • Barwon Heads Community Hall

what’s ON

29 September Barwon Heads Market 9am to 1pm • Parkes Hall Newcombe Street Portarlington 30 September Portarlington Community Market 9am to 2pm


• Leura Park Estate Sundays 12.30pm – 4.30pm Live music, sensational food and wines available Ph: 52 53 3180 • McGlashan’s Wallington Estate Swan Bay Road Wallington Open weekends and public holiday’s 11am - 5pm new release wines, gourmet platters and classic car displays Ph: 5250 5760

reading & writing

• Ocean Grove Library – corner Presidents Avenue and The Avenue. -Thursdays 11am Babytime- Nursery Verses - Friday’s Preschool Storytime 10.30am

Last Wednesdays of the month Chatterbooks junior book club for kids aged 7-12 4-5pm www.

family fun

• Koombahla Equestrian Park Tuesday to Friday After school riding programs special school holiday courses available Ph: 5256 2742. • Bellarine Church of Christ Hall 17 Tareeda Way Ocean Grove Saturdays 10-11am Tuesdays 7.30- 8.30pm Ocean Toy Library Borrow a range of toys for children aged six months to six years, open to all families on the Bellarine www. au • Uniting Church Ocean Grove Every Monday to Friday 10am-12pm Ocean Grove Play Group Any children 5yrs and under welcome to join a friendly play group large indoor and outdoor area,

lots of toys, great craft activities, music and story time Ph: 52 552801

get active

• Ocean Grove Recreation Hall Ocean Grove Calisthenics classes incorporating dance, song, ballet and gymnastics with strength and creativity Ph: 0438055679 • Senior Citizens Hall Ocean Grove Mondays 9.15am and 10.15 am Gentle exercises to music Ph: 52 551 335 • Uniting Church Hall Ocean Grove Wednesdays 9 30 am Gentle exercises to music Ph: 52 551 335 • Queenscliff RSL Mondays 1.30pm Ph: 5255 1335 • Marcus Hill Hall cnr Banks Road and Bellarine Highway Tuesdays 745pm – 10pm Ocean Grove Scottish Country Dance Ph: 52513393 • Senior Citizens Hall Ocean Grove Mondays 7-8.30pm and Wednesdays 1-3pm

Line Dancing Ph: 0413690597 • Belmont Pavilion, Barrabool Road, Belmont Thursday afternoon 2.30 – 4.30pmLife Activities Club Geelong Inc weekly Tea Dance $5 all welcome Ph: 52 51 35 29 • Yoga and dance with Tara Lynch. Classes for all ages and abilities Ph: 0435481920 -Barwon Heads Community Hall Mondays: Yoga and Dance Little Champions for 3 to 5 year olds 10. 15am to 11.15am -Ocean Grove main beach in front of dunes café Yoga on the beach Tuesdays and Thursdays 7- 8am Sundays 2-3pm • Scout Hall, The Avenue Ocean Grove Wednesday 7pm 1st/2nd Ocean Grove Scout Group Clubs Meet Enquiries Ph: 0422700951

classes & exhibtions

• Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre Check out our program with a range of courses,

classes and fund activities Ph: 52 554 294 • Bardeli Café Ocean Grove First and third Saturday of most months Making Waves acoustic music and poetry afternoons with Jill Meehan $5 donation entry, BYO instruments and voices Ph: 0431 606 476

reading & writing

• Ocean Grove Library – corner Presidents Avenue and The Avenue. -Thursdays 11am Babytime- Nursery Verses -Friday’s Preschool Storytime 10.30am Last Wednesdays of the month Chatterbooks junior book club for kids aged 7-12 4-5pm www. au

Have your event included in What’s On phone: 5255 3233 or email: journo@

Clubs meet Mondays Ocean Grove Bridge Club, 1pm, Marcus Hill Hall, Bellarine Highway end of Banks Road. Also Wednesdays and Fridays 1pm. Phone Marg 5256 2550. Bellarine Table Tennis Club, 7-9pm. (juniors/seniors) at the Memorial Hall, 123 The Avenue, Ocean Grove. Phone 5255 1641. Ocean Grove & District Men’s Shed, 9am to 3pm, 17 Smithton Grove. Phone Ernie 0421 703 368. Jujitsu, 6.30pm – juniors; 7.30pm – adults, Surfside Centre, Phone Steve 0438 019 991. First Monday of every month Bellarine Fly Fishing Association, 7.30pm, Bellarine Secondary College. Phone 0409 545 929. Legacy Laurel Group of Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads, 2pm at St Peter’s Church Hall, Draper St. Details 5256 1863. Third Monday of every month Ocean Grove RSL, 2.30pm, Club Grove. Committee meets at 1.30pm, The Terrace. Ocean Grove Garden Club, 1.30pm, Uniting Church Hall, Eggleston Street. Phone Margaret 5255 2848. Fourth Monday of every month Combined Probus Club of Ocean Grove, 10.30am, Ocean Grove Golf Club. Friendship is our theme. Phone Michael Turner on 5255 1572. Tuesdays Bellarine Table Tennis Club, 10am to noon (adults only) at the Memorial Hall, 123 The Avenue, Ocean Grove. Phone John 5256 2489 or Chris 5256 1996. Bellarine T.O.W.N., 6pm, Uniting Church Hall, Eggleston Street. Phone Sue on 5255 2068. Rotary Club of Ocean Grove, 6pm, Club Grove. Phone 0457 315 900. Barwon Heads Chorale 7.30pm at the Anglican Church Barwon Heads. All abilities welcome to come along for a sing and a laugh. Phone Jo 5254 2670. First Tuesday of every month Ocean Grove Men’s Probus, 10am to noon, Ocean Grove Hotel, Collendina. Guest speakers, make friends. Visitors welcome. Phone Terry 5255 5587. First and Third Tuesday of every month Ocean Grove Barwon Heads Lions Club, 7pm, Moorfield Park, Grubb Road. New Lions most welcome. Phone 0418 524 873.

Wednesdays Ocean Grove & District Men’s Shed, 9am to 1pm, 17 Smithton Grove. Phone Ernie 0421 703 368. Jujitsu, 6.30pm – juniors; 7.30pm – adults, Surfside Centre, Phone Steve 0438 019 991. First Wednesday of every month Bellarine Business Women. From 7pm, Suma Park Winery, Bellarine Highway. For details contact or 0412 199 467 Second Wednesday of every month Parkinson’s Self Help Support Group, 1.30pm, Grove Centre (next to library), Presidents Avenue. Phone Pam 5255 5152 Third Wednesday of every month Ocean Grove on Barwon Probus Club, 9.45am, St Peter’s Church Hall. Fourth Wednesday of every month Ocean Grove Angling Club, 7.30pm, Minerva Close sporting oval club house. Phone Jason 0418 737 808 Last Wednesday of every month Cancer Support Group, 10am, Community Health Centre. Fourth Wednesday of every month Ocean Grove Stamp Club, 10am, Senior Citizens Hall, 101 The Terrace. Phone Dianne 5255 1372. Thursdays Bellarine Table Tennis Club, 10am to noon at the Memorial Hall, 123 The Avenue, Ocean Grove. Phone John 5256 2489 or Chris 5256 1996. First Thursday of every month Ocean Grove Nightlights CWA, 7.30pm, Senior Citizens Hall. Visitors welcome. Phone Faye 5255 4430. Fourth Friday of every month Ocean Grove 4 Villages Mixed Probus Club, 10.30am, Club Grove. Meet new friends, visitors welcome, no waiting list for membership. Phone 5256 1671. Saturdays Bellarine Table Tennis Club, 3-5pm, Memorial Hall, 123 The Avenue Phone John 5256 2489 or Chris 5256 1996. Coasters Social group. Social events for people of working age. Dining out, movies, trivia, bands/trivia nights. or phone 0411 952 598.

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Dog beach car park reopens Bike run for Andrew Love Cancer Centre

FINISHED: the Hodgson Street car park.

WORKS at the Hodgson Street ‘dog walking beach’ car park have been completed. The recently completed rebuilding of the Hodgson St, Ocean Grove car park beach access and surrounds, included the full replacement of the stormwater system to prevent problems of coastal erosion from peak rainfall events. The $500,000 project was funded by Barwon Coast, our local foreshore managers, with

financial support from the City of Greater Geelong for the associated stormwater works. Barwon Coast Chairman Mark Edmonds thanked City of Greater Geelong Cllr Jan Farrell for her assistance in obtaining the City’s support for the project. In addition to the stormwater works and car park redesign, the project included new footpaths on the southern side of the car park linking the trails to the Ocean Grove Main Beach and Collendina

and plantings of hundreds of native grasses and groundcover plants. To reduce traffic speed and improve car parking, car parking islands have been constructed in the centre of the car park. Interestingly over 40 truckloads of sand removed during the excavation for the stormwater tanks located underneath the car park, were transported to the Ocean Grove main beach to assist in erosion control works near the emergency services beach access ramp.

THE Pink Ribbon motorycle ride from Geelong to Portarlington and back will pass through Ocean Grove on its way through the peninsula. The ride on Sunday October 7 is being organised by the Geelong Ulysses Club in Association with Peter Stevens Motor Cycles Geelong and will raise money for the Inaugural Andrew Love Cancer Centre. Leaving Peter Stevens at 10.15am the ride will have a coffee stop at Home Hardware in Ocean Grove between 11am and 11.30am before going on to Portarlington, St Leonards and then back to Johnstone Park in Geelong for a festival of entertainment at 1pm.

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Building a sense of community AFTER being at the helm of Oberon High School for four years Alison Murphy is now Principal of Bellarine Secondary College, writes Jessica Grace. In a career that has successfully spanned over three colleges Alison said she hoped to bring a strong sense of community to her new position. “I live on the Bellarine Peninsula so this is my local school. I’ve always liked the notion of living and working within your own community and that being a holistic approach to your life,” she said. “The opportunity to become principal of Bellarine with families and students from my community is what I was really looking for so that’s why I chose to apply and was really excited to have got that.” After seven years at Matthew Flinders under the guidance of a supportive Principal Alison said she felt ready to lead her own school. “I worked under a terrific Principal who encouraged me and gave me lots of opportunities to lead,” she said. “So I decided to apply for Oberon and I got that. It was a wonderful place to work and I really enjoyed the climate

within the school and my time there until this opportunity arose.” Alison said her priorities in leading Bellarine centre around building strong relationships between parents, teachers and students. “My priorities lie in that sense of community, so my work is very much around trying to build a holistic community, a school that’s connected strongly to its parents,” she said. “Where the relationships between student, teacher and the parents are real and so support the learning of the student.” Alison believes that school is more than just an educational institution and is very committed to the development of the whole child. “We’re not just dealing in education, we’re dealing in the well being and development of young people and developing them as critical thinkers,” she said. “People who make sound decisions for themselves, we need our young people leaving school to have the ability to seek information and to make good decisions for their lives.” Alison said this enables the student to go forward in life and be able to form good

relationships which is critical. “Literacy and numeracy underpin all of that, you’ve got to have literate people, your students need to leave with a skill level where they’re able to function as community members,” she said. “The actual content of other things within their courses though is not as important to me as the development of particular skills that are going to set them up well for their lives after school.” In her time as teacher and Principal Alison said whilst a lot of things within school are still the same the increase in technology and social media in a young person’s live is massive. “The impact that that’s had on their lives, whilst it can be amazingly positive and can enrich all of our lives and open us up in lots of different ways, it can also leave us fairly vulnerable,” she said. “Young people have a lot of pressure on them around social media there’s always been peer pressure that was around when I was at school that’s been going on forever. “I think now though those things are acted out in a much more public manner exposing young people more. The

potential for it to be wonderful is definitely there but also to be problematic.” Alison believes another trend that has emerged in recent years is that some parents are harder to engage with the school then they once were. “There have always been families who the parents weren’t that engaged with the school but I think it’s easier for parents to engage with primary schools then it is with secondary,” she said. “I think parents find teenagers to be a little bit more difficult at times and a little more challenging and so the whole relationship with school can be harder for parents to form a positive relationship.” Alison believes if a child is struggling or going through a difficult phase that can mean parents don’t feel as at ease coming into the school. “That’s why I think it’s just so important that we break that barrier down, we work hard at building that relationship through the classroom and every interaction we have with the student,” she said. Alison said she wants Bellarine to be based on excellence, not just in education and learning but in everything they do.

NEW HEAD: Alison Murphy.

“That’s something that really important to me, that we do the very best that we can and our community is confident in us that’s what they will receive when they come here,” she said.

“To have made certain when I leave I’m leaving a school as an organisation that strives for quality service, quality education and quality relationships in the community.”

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Flash mob suprise for assembly OCEAN Grove Primary School’s assembly was one to remember after a group of students staged a flash mob. The students from prep up to grade six practiced once a week in order to surprise fellow students with a choreographed routine. “They were offered the opportunity to be part of a singing, dancing and acting surprise for the school,” Grade One Teacher Kate Greskie said. “They all volunteered and they had to keep it a secret,” she said. Grade Two student Charli Nicol said she was nervous because of all the people watching but was excited to have participated. “We’ve been practising every lunch time for four weeks so I was pretty excited,” she said. A parent of two students Michelle Cuthell said it was just wonderful and her daughter was so happy to be involved. “I wish my primary experience had of been as good as this, aren’t they just fantastic,” she said. Kate Greskie said the flash mob was Sally Rocke the school’s librarian idea and the combined efforts of Grade Two teacher Kate Whelan and Grade One teacher Em Kaiser ensured it all went smoothly. “I was a bit worried about changing positions and things like that but it actually worked out really, really well,” said Kate.

At first the flash mob participants were on their own dancing but before long the whole playground was jumping to the music, a revised version of the Black Eyed Peas ‘I’ve got a feeling’ singing about reading a book. All the dancers waved books in their moves.

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Gardening, one Agapanthus at a time THREE mums who refer to themselves as ‘tree huggers’ are taking on Surfside Primary School’s garden one Agapanthus at a time. Bishi Leathem, Elly Jackson and Georgie Hallam are pulling out any non indigenous plants in order to create a more sustainable garden in the long run. “We’re basically pulling out all the plants that aren’t indigenous to the area and replacing them with local plants,” Georgie said. The trio is part of the Buildings Grounds

Sign up for May 2013 Debutantes REGISTRATIONS are already underway for Our Lady Star of the Sea’s upcoming 2013 Debutante balls. Trish French head of the deb committee said the event was the school’s major fundraiser and provided valuable resources for students. “The funds raised have gone towards resources such as library books, smartboards, sports equipment and our athletics day at Landy field,” she said. “It’s also provided communication technology such as ipads, computers and digital equipment for the school.” In May students from Sacred Heart College, St. Josephs, Geelong College and Bellarine Secondary College made their debut in front of over 650 family and friends. An information night for potential debs will be held on October 18 7.30pm at Star of the Sea, to register or for more information visit www.staroftheseadebball.


Committee and said the plan is to eventually have a school with no introduced species. “The end result would be a garden with all Australian species and native and indigenous plants so that when we do have the next drought it’s much easier to look after,” she said. Georgie said the trio had started with the children’s playground and were in the process of working their way along. “The biggest thing

THE TREE-HUGGERS: Bishi Leathem, Elly Jackson and Georgie Hallam.

is to get out all of the agapanthus, we all have an interesting garden but we’re not landscapers” she

said. “We’re just people that have an interest in gardens, it’s an ongoing

project that will probably take a couple of years by the time we work our way through the school yard.” Georgie said the school was funding their efforts as much as they could and they had received great support from local businesses. “We’re just getting plants where we can get them and putting them in, mostly it’s just digging and removing stuff,” she said. “What we’re pulling out are considered environmental weeds so there been sent to the landfill, they really shouldn’t be here anyway.”

Braving cold for cause

St Ignatius students slept out for a night to raise awareness about the plight of youth homelessnes.

ST Ignatius Studetns recently braved a cold winter’s night in support of youth homelessness. Twenty-four courageous students and five teachers braved the cold and wind on August 16 to sleep

outside, raising awareness about the plight of youth homelessness and disadvantaged young people in our area. Students and teachers built cardboard shelters in a bid to recreate the

hardship that homeless people face on a daily basis. Together the students raised over $1800, which will be donated to the Christ Church Community Meals

Program, helping feed and clothe those in need in the Geelong area. The students that took part are in years 11 and 12. Five staff member also took part.

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choices and keep up-to-date with technology and services to make your home and garden more comfortable, more cost efficient and more

environmentally friendly. Spring is on the way, and now’s the time to get cracking on your dream home and garden projects.

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Cut your heating costs ONE way of reducing carbon emissions and making savings on your energy usage is to improve the insulation in your new home. Minimum standards are set for the insulation of walls and ceilings, but remember they are minimum standards, and discussions with insulation companies or your builder can confirm the extra cost of insulation upgrades that can mean big savings in your energy consumption. One sure and easy way of creating a more comfortable living environment, and saving money on energy costs, is double glazing.

In a well designed home, heat loss through windows can be reduced by 51 percent simply by using clear double glazed windows and doors instead of the single glazed type. Rylock have been designing and manufacturing double glazed aluminium windows and doors in Geelong since the early 1980’s, and their current range has a Six Star Energy Rating. “Almost all our clients come back to tell us the extra they spent on double glazing their new home was the best money they ever spent, and that it keeps coming

back to them every quarter in lower power bills” said Rylock’s Murray Riccardi. “Over the years we have supplied windows and doors for every type of house construction, from brick veneer, through all the various claddings such as corrugated colorbond, hardiplank and blue board, to straw bale, rammed earth and mud brick construction.” “Our product knowledge and attention to detail is the secret of our success, we have been double glazing western Victorian homes for over 25 years, and are the undisputed market leaders”

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Building your own home? THE biggest plus of building your own home, rather than buying an existing property, is that you can choose exactly what you want as long as it’s within your budget. You have the opportunity to build a “green home”, designed to passive solar principles, so you will not only help save the planet, you will save on running costs. A major plus of buying something already built is that you can see exactly what you are getting, when you will get it

and exactly what it costs. With a new home the basic choices are a project home, a kit home or having an individual home designed by either a draftsman or an architect. Costs vary dramatically.. Buying a project home is one of the easiest and most economical routes to take.. And there are display villages where you can see the finished products before you buy. The two keys to success are choosing a good builder and

getting the contract right. This should deal with all major issues of concern to the owner and builder, including price, time for completion, allowable causes of delay and treatment of unforeseen conditions. Such a contract is based on a lump sum price, with the builder agreeing to specified work for a specified cost. Because good contracts can be clearly understood by everyone concerned, disputes are less likely.

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Early signs of Spring IT’S been a very dull and wet winter! That’s great, as after years of drought the rain has been very welcome. During this last week there have been some signs that spring is here at last. There are blossoms on the trees, bulbs are flowering. Geelong have been winning a few games, and the sun has peeked through the clouds for a few hours a day. Another sign of Spring approaching is the brilliant blue breeding plumage appearing on the male Superb Fairy Wrens. These birds are commonly seen around the Bellarine Peninsula, and in Ocean Grove around the Main Beach and the Nature Reserve. The Superb Fairywren is tiny, growing to around 14 cm long, with males slightly larger than females. Both sexes moult in autumn after breeding, with males assuming a non-breeding plumage. In birds, moulting is the process in which old feathers are shed or discarded and replaced with fresh feathers.

TELL-TATE SIGN: Superb Fairy Wren.

Therefore over the late autumn and winter it is very hard to distinguish between male and female, and young and older Fairywrens, as they all look a very similar, drab, tawny brown colour. As Spring approaches the male FairyWren discards the brown feathers and replaces them with brilliant blue, black and tawny brown feathers, in different

combinations for each bird. The nuptial plume is adopted to attract female Fairywrens. The breeding male has a bright-blue forehead, mantle and tail, brown wings, and black throat, eye band, breast and bill. Females, immature birds, and non-breeding males are a plain fawn colour with a lighter underbelly and a fawn or dull greyish blue (males)

tail. The bill is brown in females and young birds, and black in males after their first winter. Immature males moult into breeding plumage during the first breeding season after hatching. The beautiful male Fairywren in the image (photographed along the rail trail at Marcus Hill) still has a mixture of brown and blue feathers

on the head, so is in the process of moulting. Fairywrens are known to form pairs but each partner will mate with other individual birds. Females have been seen to be attracted to a male with a showier or more spectacular nuptial plumage. Most romantically male wrens have been seen to pick yellow flower petals and display them to females as part of a courtship display. So it’s been lovely to go out walking and see the brilliant blue male Fairywrens, a sign that the weather will soon be warmer and Geelong will be fighting off for another premiership (I wish)! The next meeting of the local bird lovers group, Bellarine Birdlife, will be held at the Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre on Monday September 3, at 7.30pm. On September 5there will be an outing to Queens Park in Geelong. If you are interested in participating, please ring Miles Charlesworth on 0438 531782. By Jennifer Carr

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Net set for season Have a hit with Grove

PUTTING A SPIN ON IT: Cllr Jan Farrell can deliver a straight ball to Collendina cricketer Leigh Keast thanks to new practice nets.

COLLENDINA Cobras cricket pre-season received a boost after the refurbishment of the club’s cricket nets were completed last week. City of Greater Geelong provided the Cobras with a $7,000 funding grant towards the project as part of its 2012-13 budget allocation. Cobras Vice-president Neil ‘Wal’ Walter said funding from local council

was a welcome addition to help the club’s boosting junior numbers. “We don’t raise a lot of revenue during the season, so having the council provide some of the costs (towards the nets) is a great help,” Walter said. “We had seven junior teams last season and

along with the senior teams the facility will be used regularly.” Walter said the refurbished nets facility had attracted interest from other Bellarine Peninsula Cricket Association clubs. “We have had other (BPCA) clubs enquiring about using the facility including Queenscliff and Ocean Grove,” Walter said. IN OTHER club news

the Cobras have kicked off their pre-season campaign. Walter said the Cobras had good numbers at training after the completion of the nets. Last season, Collendina won the A-Grade premiership against Ocean Grove in the BPCA Grand Final. Meanwhile, the Ocean Grove Cricket Club have commenced their pre-

season campaign with the club hosting two sessions a week at the Bellarine Aquatic and Sport Centre pool on Thursdays and Sundays. From Tuesday September 18 and Thursday September 20 the Grubbers will revert back to their normal two training sessions a week at Ocean Grove Memorial Recreation Reserve.

OCEAN Grove Cricket Club is holding two junior registration days this month. Young players will be able to sign up on Thursday September 13 from 5.30pm to 7pm and on Sunday September 16 from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Both sign on days will be at the Memorial Reserve, in the Avenue. Come and join “The Grubbers”, a family club where boys and girls can enjoy their cricket and have fun while also giving them opportunity to improve their game and potentially play in seniors. Fielding Teams in age groups Under 11, 13, 15 and 17 for players born on or after September 1. Under 11 will play

on Friday afternoon / evenings starting about 4.45 – 5.00pm, Under 13, 15 and 17 play on Saturday mornings. Training will begin the week commencing Monday 1st October and the first game of the season will commence Saturday 13th October (U13, 15, 17). Under 11 start will be Friday 26th October. Enquiries / Expressions of interest for Milo Cricket for children 5– 10 years old can also be made but registrations for Milo will be on a separate day. All enquiries to Paul Madden, Junior Coordinator OGCC, on 0458 500 801 or email paulmadden@nbnco.

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APRENTICE carpenter Olly Gant is looking forward to playing an active hands on role as new Club Captain of the Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club (OGSLSC) this season. The 21-year-old was announced as Club Captain at the OGSLSC Annual General Meeting last month. “Yes it is not too bad a role to have, I’m looking forward to it,” Gant said last week. Gant replaces Fontaine Portelli, who spent two seasons in the role as a Club Captain and will stay on as Vice-Captain at OGSLSC. Gant, who started with the OGSLSC as an enthusiastic eight-yearold nipper, said organising patrol schedules and an increased leadership role will form a large part of the position. Gant who has been

involved with the OGSLSC for nine years, also has honed his surf life saving skills after a stint with the Point Lonsdale SLSC during his adolescent years. The former St Joseph’s College student who finished his schooling in 2009, said his apprentice carpentry work had helped him gain valuable leadership tools. “My work has taught me a lot about leadership,” said Gant. “Part of the role will be organising patrols and who does what from week to week. “A lot of the role also involves public relations.” Gant’s biggest recent personal highlight in Surf Life Saving was at the IRB Nationals at Ocean Beach in NSW in July where he made the semifinals of the Open Tube race. Outside of his OGSLSC commitments, the Wallington resident is a keen surfer and snowboarder.

Helen may lift bat with guys CRICKET Mum Helen-Claire Jones has met with Collendina to discuss the prospect of playing with the Cobras for the upcoming season, writes Mark Heenan. In response to last month’s article on the 30-year-old’s desire to play in a women’s team cricket on the Bellarine, Jones said she would consider playing in the men’s grade this season even if the club could not field a women’s team for 2012/13.

Collendina Cobras co-coach Eddie Ellwood who said Jones had already attended pre-season training, was open to the idea of more women playing men’s grade competition. “I have met with Helen at the club and she has come down to pre-season training,” Ellwood said. “We have had other females play at the Cobras in men’s competition in previous seasons.”

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Swell return for Aussie placegetters The SOUL longboard club held its August comp at Ocean Grove Main Beach in super windy but super good conditions. A big new 1-2 mtr swell had come in the day before the event and it held on to give contestable waves for all categories all day. Once again over 40 competitors turned up to battle. The first heat was in the water at 8am and quick judging change overs kept the day rolling. The club welcomed back the competitors that had been away at the Aussie titles including over 50’s champ Chris Meier and 3rd placed Junior Myles Fletcher. The over 35’s is turning out to be a real battle at each comp with all surfers keen to get to the final. Andy Smith has been the stand out surfer so far this year, but he come up against an in-form Jamie

Wall, who has been free surfing very well lately, and he managed to take out the final from Andy. Over 50 is always a competitive bunch and with the newly crowned Australian over 50’s champ Chris Meier surfing in the open it left the door open for a few others to score some points. In the end it was Paul Fletcher, also just back from the Aussie’s who took it out from Andy Brown. The open saw a very competitive field including Chris Meier and fourth placed in the Junior Boys at the Aussie’s, Myles Fletcher. Chris looked in trouble for most of his heat but managed to grab a couple of high scoring waves near the end to edge out Myles Fletcher. The Women’s Final saw Ginny Werner, who has


been absent for a while from competitive longboarding, taking on the battle between Kylie DeCosta and Mel Wright. Ginny took it out with some great surfing from Mel Wright. Trad Final saw the ever dominant Ben Considine, also just back from his 6th place in the juniors at the Aussie’s, take it out from Ben Jemmett. Junior Boys had the inform Myles Fletcher taking on the also in-form Ben Considine. Myles came out the victor this time. These are two of the best Jnr Longboarders in the county and they are really worth watching if you get the chance. Junior Girls is becoming a hotly contested division with the girls having a real crack on the waves. Natasha Taylor took it out from

Grace Synnott who was on her new board. The newly created Repechage class saw the ever reliable Guy Werner triumph over Ocean Grove specialist Jon Willard. The club held a welcome home and official recognition night for Chris Meier and all those club members that competed at the Aussie Titles at the Ocean Grove Golf Club and Bistro By The River later in the night and a great time was had by all. Next club comp is the September 15, Ocean Grove Main Car Park 7am. One of the club’s major events, The Southern Ocean Longboard Festival is on the following weekend the 22-23rd. This is a mobile event and will be either along 13th beach or Point Impossible.


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Blustery Grove brings upsets THE 13th Beach Boardriders held the second annual Billabong Coldwater Classic in appropriate conditions on Saturday the 25th of August. With a cold, blustery westerly and a solid swell running, all the breaks along 13th were blown out, as a result the comp was relocated to Mick’s Steps at Ocean Grove. Loads of great Billabong gear was up for grabs and the competition was fierce in the consistent three foot lefts on offer. The 13th crew displayed some exceptional surfing in the challenging conditions and when the results were announced there were a few upsets. After winning the first three comps, Josh Johnson Baxter was relegated to fourth spot with the Collier boys and young gun Gus Harfield edging him out. In the Masters Division, Steve Dickson surfed well to upset Nat Zinn and last Year’s Division winner, Mark Hutson. This comp also saw the return of Kasey Martin after an enforced

Jemima Hutchins, open women.

Cam Lamperd, seniors.

lay off due to work commitments. Kasey showed she hadn’t lost any of her competitiveness by edging out top junior Jemima Hutchins in a very tight Open Women’s Final. The always competitive Open B Division is witnessing a change in guard with Cody Zinn edging out a fast finishing James Adam in a very tight final. In the Junior Divisions the in-form Henry Hutchins took out the Under 13’s and was just pipped for the Cadet win

by Will Dickson who also took out the Juniors. All Results: U/13: Henry Hutchins, Fergus Willet, Sam Harris Cadets: Will Dickson, Henry Hutchins, Sam Harris, Fergus Willet Juniors: Will Dickson, Sam Fitzgerald, Darcy Berry, Lachlan Mansfield Masters: Steve Dickson, Nathan Zinn, Mark Hutson, Grant Hutchins Senior Men: Cam Lamperd, Shane Vincent, Damian Robinson, Dick Field Open B: Cody Zinn, James Adams, Mac

Taylor, Adrien Augert Open Women: Kasey Martin, Jemima Hutchins, Em Gardiner, Katie Holding Open A : Simon Collier, Gus Harfield, Ben Collier, Josh JohnsonBaxter For all club news and pics from the comp get onto our Facebook page and don’t forget our pop-up shop at the next Barwon Heads Market if you want to buy or sell any second hand surfing gear. See ya in the surf, Gaz

Chris Jansen, open B.

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Big weekend for Grove Juniors Junior Grand Final results What an amazing weekend of winter tennis we have just experienced. Five out of our eight Junior Teams made the Grand Finals on Saturday, the sun was shining and so did our teams. Two teams won the day, both in very difficult matches. Here are the results: Mixed 10 vs Geelong East Uniting at Clifton Springs and they knew they were in for a fight, winning by only 2 games last time they met. Savannah Matthews started them off by winning her singles 6 – 2. Travis Downes had a difficult fight in his singles and unfortunately lost 1-6. Stephanie Golightly & Ethan Franks both won their singles 6-3 & 6-1 respectively, and then played together in their doubles and won 6 – 3. Savannah and Travis’ doubles was an epic battle going to a tie breaker which they just lost. Overall Ocean Grove ended up with a 10 game win and 5 very happy team mates. Thanks to Jaweriah Shah also, who was emergency on Saturday, but helped the team stay undefeated and become Premier Champions. Mixed 14 vs All Saints Anglican at Newcomb and what a show stopper! The final result was a draw 3-27 and the extra set was played with a victory to Ocean Grove. Alexandra Caldow and Rhiley James both started off with very tough singles matches, going down 4-6

4 Girls team: Jacinta Smith , Eloise Puiatti, Madison Ketchen, Lucy Hughes, Saira Shah and Anna Williams

& 0-6 respectively. Things improved greatly though when they got together to play doubles and won 6 -2. Georgina Kottek and Tom Mazouris both had wins in their singles 6-4 & 6-3 but unfortunately lost their doubles 4-6. Alexandra and Tom were brilliant in the extra set, winning 6-0 and cementing a win for their team. Fifth team member Michaela Caldow had a clash of sporting commitments and couldn’t play, but contributed to the team’s success throughout the season. Three other Ocean Grove teams tried extremely hard to win but couldn’t quite get there. Here are their results: 4 Girls played Waurn Ponds Red at Clifton Springs 2 -24 to 4-43 The team included Jacinta Smith , Eloise Puiatti, Madison Ketchen, Lucy Hughes, Saira Shah and Anna Williams. Maddie won her singles and also her doubles playing with Anna.



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13 Boys played Lara at Grovedale 1-23 to 5-35 The boys are Tom Soutar, Lochie Osborne, Robert Campbell, Robert Mitten and Michael Maertzdorf. Michael and Tom won their doubles set. 17 Mixed played Anglesea at Leopold 2-20 to 4-30. Chris Rugge, Abigail Williams, Adrienne Mithen, Holly Sharp, Edward Ford and Callum Strom made up this team. Chris won his singles. Highest aggregate for this season was awarded at the presentation day, to Stephanie Golightly and Travis Downes. An outstanding effort by all Junior players this season and we hope to see all players returning for the Summer season starting in October. Sportsmanship Award A True Sportsman Retires From Junior Presidency This season the Ocean Grove Tennis Club “Sportsmanship Award” was given to our retiring Junior President, Richard Proctor for years of dedicated service. Richard’s commitment to the Junior players Limo for and parents has been 60th outstanding, with unPARK wavering support throughSHOW out every season. Richard started at the club FOR nine years ago when his BAND son Jarryd joined Junior competition. He took on the role of President and Treasurer in 2010. Richard also joined the Tennis Geelong Committee as our Delegate, which is a voluntary role, as he felt it would benefit the Ocean Grove Juniors to have a voice. His ongoing attendance, on our behalf, at these official meetings and club committee meetings, has been integral to the growth of the junior division of OGTC.

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Even though Jarryd graduated into Seniors at the end of Summer 2012 Richard continued with his role and still presented at the club most Saturday mornings to support the players. Richard has organised many events for the Juniors and is always there whether it be cooking the BBQ, setting up the club rooms or ordering pizza and trophies for the Presentation day. Richard also organised the purchase of the tennis table and foosball table to add to the social aspect of the club rooms. These have been a real hit. The Committee awarded Richard the Sportsmanship Award on Saturday. All players and families signed a personalised card and the players pooled their own funds to purchase a Village Cinema’s Gold Class Voucher for Richard to spend an evening with his family. We are thrilled that Richard has decided to stay on at the club as part of the Junior Committee. A New Committee for OGTC Juniors. As we farewell Richard we welcome our new President, Mark Thomas. Mark and his wife Kylie have a long playing history with the Ocean Grove Tennis Club. Their children, Caitlin and Jye, now play in the Junior Division. Along with a new president we have several new committee members this year. The committee consists of: Donna James – Secretary; Myself, Jen Franks – Treasurer; Kylie Thomas, David Franks, David Osborne, Anne Treble and Richard Proctor. All of us on the committee are raring to go this season, so stay tuned for some exciting events happening soon.

10 Mixed team: Stephanie Golightly, Savannah Matthews, Travis Downes, Ethan Franks and Jaweriah Shah.

13 boys – runners up: Lachlan Osborne, Robert Campbell, Robbie Mitten, Tom Soutar and Michael Maertzdorf.

New junior president

Outgoing Junior Tennis president – Richard Proctor with incoming Junior Tennis president Mark Thomas.

New Junior Tennis committee.

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17 mixed – runners up: Chris Rugge, Adrienne Mithen, Callum Strom, Abigail Williams and Edward Ford.

14 mixed – premiers: Tom Mazouris, Jack Hanson , Rhiley James and Alexandra Caldow.

Highest aggregate Boys: Travis Downes.

Senior finals Section 4 vs Grovedale Gold. Our only Seniors team to make the Grand Final, Section 4 team had an amazing run, coming from 3rd on the ladder to knock off top of the ladder holders and then making it into the Grand Final. It was a tough battle for the team – Pauline Lucas, Julie Allwood, Tom Wesols, Michael Bollard, Broderick Gist and Jan Keating, but they came through winning by just 3 games. Michael, Julie and Tom won 2 sets each for the day. Senior teams for Summer have been decided and will be communicated shortly.

Club news

Highest aggregate Girls: Steph Golightly.

New Families wanted. Ocean Grove Tennis Club is an established club able to cater to a wide age and ability range. We have: • Dedicated Committee Members and Parents to support the players and their families throughout the season. • Summer Competition which includes Senior Mixed, Mens, Girls, Boys and Junior Mixed teams. Teams compete on Saturday at both home and away games across the Geelong Region. • A social environment with great club house facilities. • Private or Group Coaching available and special tournaments/events throughout the year If you may be interested in playing or joining next season, we have most teams already formed but need some emergency players that could play when required. Any interested players, new or current, please email Donna James donna_ or phone/email Richard Proctor on 5255 1034 Summer season commences October 2012. Results complied by Jen & David Franks. Go to ‘David Franks Tennis Coaching’ facebook page for results, tips and more information.

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Ocean Grove Voice, September 5-18, 2012 - Page 41

voice soccer

Waves secure minor premiership Pictures: action from Surfside Waves recent 1-1 draw with Breakwater Eagles. At the weekend Waves won 2-0 at Geelong, securing their place as the division 2 minor premiership winners ahead of Deakin Soccer Club.

ocean grove snooker club OCEAN Grove Snooker Club has now played the last of the home and away games. Finals were due to begin on Monday September 3 then today (Wednesday September 5), and Monday September 10 with the Grand Final on Wednesday

September 12 at McGlashans Winery in Swan Bay Road. Now down to business, the first round of finals. Qualifying Finals Falcons v Gremlins

The Lodge v Pirates Elimination Finals Cannons v Bowlers Turkeys v Cobras Good luck to all involved in the finals. Happy potting Gez

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PREMIERSHIP Cup is headed to the Snakepit after a thrilling seven point win by the Cobras over the Bannockburn Tigers. The best two teams in the competition faced off in perfect conditions and in front of a massive crowd, and put on a show that exceeded all expectations. Having faced off twice before and come off second best, the Cobras entered the game as underdogs, and knowing they would have to play at their absolute best to take home the flag. A tough first quarter saw the Cobras jump out the blocks and dominate possession with Hamish Drake’s in and under work a highlight. Goals to Drake and Ryan Symonds led to a handy 8 point lead at quarter time but still with plenty of work to do. The Bannockburn boys lifted their work rate in the second term and our backline boys stood tall under immense pressure. Reed Jordan, Nathan Taylor and Harry Morris remained cool in a crisis, continually hitting targets and repelling attack after attack from the Tigers, while centre half back Luke Fisher backed

himself to win the one on one’s and provided plenty of dash out of the backline. Although the Tigers looked in control and kept the Cobras goalless, it was still anyone’s game at the long break. A goal within the first minute of the third quarter to Bannockburn saw them in front for the first time and it was starting to look ominous for the Cobras. Jesse Caligiuri dragged one back to keep the Cobra boys in touch, but the momentum seemed to be with the Tigers as they held a 6 point lead late in the term, despite the best efforts of Brayden Allen and skipper Liam Warren. A snap from Caliguiri in the last seconds of play capitalised on some fine ball movement out of the backline to leave both teams locked together at the last change. Once again the Tigers kicked the first major of the term as their long kicking game continued to trouble the Cobras, but spurred on by their massive group of vocal supporters, the Cobra boys knuckled down, put their heads over the ball and started to win the critical contests. Tommy

Smith elevated his game to continually win possession, AaronTormey provided a target up forward and Zane Leist stepped it up on a wing. A magical goal from Smith leveled the scores, a rushed point snatched the lead, and with less than a minute to play the goalsneak Jesse Caliguiri snagged his third for the game to send the crowd into a frenzy. After one of the most thrilling grand finals imaginable, the flag was in the bag for the Cobras. The best on ground award fittingly went to Tommy ‘Norm’ Smith, but every member of the Cobra team earned their premiership medallion. To face the only team to knock them off during the year and then come from behind to snatch victory caps off a fabulous year. Congratulations to coach Mick Goodger for doing such a great job with a great bunch of boys. Goals: Jesse Caliguiri 3, Hamish Drake 1, Ryan Symonds 1, Tommy Smith 1 Best players: Tommy Smith, Hamish Drake, Brayden Allen, Liam Warren, Harry Morris, Jesse Calgiuri.

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cobras premiers 2012

in epic grand final

Above: Captain Liam Warren holds the Premiership trophy aloft. Right, proud coach Mick Goodger.

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junior netball finals

Grove teams bask Under 17 (div 1).

ALL Ocean Grove’s junior netballers have had a terrific start to the final series with all teams, division one and two from all age groups U/13 through to U/17 competing in the semi finals. All the girls, hungry for a taste of Grand Final Glory played their best, most of them succeeding and advancing straight into the Grand Final in two weeks time. Under 13-2‘s, Under 17-1’s and 17-3‘s all have a second chance to get into the big game this week after only being defeated by a few goals.A beautiful start to the day. The sun shining with a cool breeze, perfect netball weather.Under 131’s The girls got off to a great start, securing a 9 goal lead in the first quarter. They continued playing a controlled and consistent game with all players rotating in different positions and took control of the game, securing a win. Ocean Grove - 28 to Queenscliff - 11. All the girls had a steady game. Best players being Emily Moroney, Molly Winter and Abbey Badrock. Under 13-2’s The girls had a close tussle with the game working into overtime. Full time had the score at 20 all, but when the game commenced into overtime, Torquay was just able to pick up the pressure and edged away defeating Ocean Grove, 22 to 28. All

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the girls played a fantastic game with best players being Emily Bambrook, Brielle King and Leah Buckner. Under15-1’s After just one loss throughout the home and away season played a close game with nothing separating Ocean Grove from Drysdale. A quick start for the girls, and all seem to be going well until an injury caused position changes and the girls picked it up to come out with a three goal win. Ocean Grove - 15 to Drysdale 12. Best players Maddy Traynor, Maddy Goodger and Clem Praud. The girls now advance straight into the Grand Final in two weeks time, giving all the girls a chance well,giving all the girls a chance to rest up and hopefully see some injured players return to the court to be included in the line-up. Under 15-2’s The Under 15 2’s had a slow start to their game with Torquay out in front for the first quarter, but found their rhythm going into the second quarter and kept it up all through the game, coming out with a win and a pass straight through to the Grand Final. All players did an excellent job, working hard for the win, best players going to Keely Babb, Amina King and Lizzie Lowe. Under 17-1’s These girls have overcome

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junior netball finals

in finals sunlight Under 17 (div 1).

many injuries throughout the season, but have continued on through the season overcoming the circumstances and getting into the semi finals. The girls played a fantastic game with only 1 to 2 goals separating Ocean Grove and Queenscliff at each interval, so all the girls knew that the game was there for the taking. The girls working overtime in defence to get the ball down the court to the scoring end coming through the centre court where the girls set the play perfectly to continue to the attacking end where the goalers were as accurate as they’ve ever been, continuing to score under the intense pressure. Queenscliff eventually pulling through and defeating Ocean Grove 25 to 27. Emma BlakeHahnel, Zanna Woods and Grace Caldow played a terrific game taking out best players. Under 17-2’s Right from the start of the game the girls had their sights set on the Grand Final. Playing a great game of netball, the Grove held Drysdale off, keeping a healthy lead all through the game. Defeating Drysdale by 10 goals. Ocean Grove 29 to Drysdale’s - 19. Some clever play down the court left the girls from Drysdale wondering what they could do to stop Grove scoring. All the girls played a very clean and consistent game, best players going to Erin Mercer, Rebecca Watson and Meg Hodgson. All Abilities - All players played a great game, keeping the play in command all the way down the court. All the team members had Newtown wondering what they could do to pick up the pressure and stop OG from scoring. Snatching up another win and advancing straight into the Grand Final in two weeks time, the red and white army will be in full force. Come along and support Vicki, Shauna, Jade, Tara, Shavorn, Trent,

Sheridan, Lu and Emma. They are always looking for some extra noise on the sideline at Kardinia Park Under 17-3’s Fighting injuries and unavailabilities the girls found it hard to keep up with South Barwon. Ocean Grove - 17 to South Barwon - 40. Yet still playing a very consistent game they can keep their finals hopes alive and continue next Friday night. Best players going to Catharyn Mason-Payne, Elise Trower and Brooke Walter. All the best for next week girls. Maddison Browne visit Maddi Browne, as part of the VLine Life Training Program, visited Ocean Grove Netball Club on Wednesday night to give the players a valuable insight into her netball career and added some personal stories also. She was very open and honest as she was asked various questions about her netball journey and gave the players some extra tips on the court also. Some advice Maddi had for the girls as they’re coming into finals was to keep playing their game and not to be intimidated by opposition players. She recalled her local club netball playing days as some of the most exciting and enjoyable times she has had. Thanks to VLine for allowing her to come down to our Club. Preliminary Finals. Under 13-1’s A second chance for the girls to get into the Grandfinal next week. The girls had success with their game winning by 10 goals over Drysdale. 28 -18. The game was close till half time, with some great goals scored by Sami Gravener and Abbey Badrock as well as some fantastic defence work by Taya Payne, Emily Maroney and Emma Walker. The second half saw mid- courters take charge and the whole team worked together, showing great consistency to win the game and advance into

the Final this weekend. Best players going to Taya Payne, Sami Gravener and Emma Walker. Under 13-2’s An intense game fore the Under 13-2’s against Queenscliff. Only winning by a goal, the girls were down for most of the game, but clung on until the dying seconds. Snatching up a couple much needed goals near the end of the last quarter. Ashlee Duhamel, Brielle King and Isabelle Jones took best players while all the girls did an excellent job working well on the court. Good luck in the Grand-final this weekend girls. Under 17-1’s The game was close for the first half, with the Ocean Grove girls only down by 4 goals, but in the third quarter the Drysdale girls stepped it up and forced the lead to 8 goals. Despite the fantastic goaling and defence, the girls unfortunately couldn’t make up the difference. In the last quarter the girls did everything they could to make a come back, but Drysdale refused to let them score. In the end the girls from Drysdale took out a win and advance into the Grand-final. Well done to the Ocean Grove girls and good luck to Drysdale in their final. Under 17-3’s Going into their second chance at a finals experience, the girls from Under 17-3’s went into their game confident and ready for a challenge. They had a close tussle till the last quarter, where they steadied their game and took a deep breath, which helped them take control of the game, beating St. Joesephs by a comfortable 10 goals. Ocean Grove 25 to Joeys - 15. All the girls played an excellent game, with Chelsea Taylor, Chelsea Garrard and Naomi LeMaistre walking away with best players. Well Done girls. By Olivia Duhamel

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grove reserves - finals

Kane bows out

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GRUBBER legend Kane ‘Monty’ Montgomery is content to retire from the game he loves on his own terms, writes Mark Heenan. The Reserves playing cocoach (pictured right) who turned 33 this week, made the announcement prior to the club’s last home fixture against Anglesea in Round 16. Montgomery, who has played in 13 Grand Finals with the club, said the decision not to play on was due to increasing family commitments and the tolling effects on his body. “The (decision not to go on) was always coming after playing Anglesea at home I announced it because I wanted to say thank you to the club’s supporters,” said Montgomery. “My body is pretty much (shot), I have trouble bending down to pick up my kids.” Monty said the 2012 season had been different without close mates Grubber legend James Dalton, who retired last season, and the evergreen Cameron Spolding. “I have enjoyed playing this year as much, but it has been a different feel not having (James Dalton and Cameron Spolding) around,” he said. “But Chooka (Wayde Piec) is still here – Us old blokes are still here.” Montgomery paid respect to his wife Jackie, who gave birth to the couple’s twins in the past year, for her on-going support with his football commitments. “She (Jackie) has done a fantastic job this year, it gets a bit testy at home sometimes when both the twins are going off at the same time (and) when I’m heading to football training and she is trying to deal with them,” he said. Senior coach Cameron McGregor said ‘Monty’, who had played 16 Reserves matches and kicked 23 goals this season, influence on the club was enormous during his illustrious career with the Grubbers. ‘Monty’ is a member of Ocean Grove’s four senior flags from 2000-2003 and played in the Grubbers BFL Reserves premiership in 2009. “He has been fantastic, he is a good footballer, he has got a fantastic football brain, he is an educator and he is happy to do that two’s role and he does not step on my toes,” McGregor said. “At the end of the day he has been a fantastic club servant – the club newsletter said during the week the term ‘Club Legend’ gets thrown quite loosely around football clubs, but that’s an appropriate way to sum him up.”

Kane ‘Monty’ Montgomery urges on David Gray in the Reserves’ semi final against Torquay on Saturday.

Last shot with Mode’ OCEAN Grove reserves grade will face Modewarre this Saturday at Queens Park in the BFL Preliminary Final. The Grubber seconds went down to Torquay at Drysdale by 29 points on Saturday. Final scores Torquay 18.14.122 to Ocean Grove 13.15.93. Torquay’s win ensures them a place in the BFL

Grand Final on Saturday September 15 at Drysdale. The Tigers who set up the win with a 12-goal first half compared to the Grubbers four majors, pivotally took control of the undermanned Ocean Grove in the second quarter, to hold a valuable

47-point lead at the main break. “For 15 minutes Torquay (in the second quarter) got on top, and the scoreboard virtually stayed that way for the whole game,“ Ocean Grove co-coach Adrian Stapleton said. “That 15 minutes of footy cost us.” After half-time Ocean Grove fought their

way back into the game and outscored the BFL reserves ladder leaders in the second half kicking nine goals to six majors. For the Grubbers Jake Wilson, Joe Hinkley, Andy Higgins and Daniel Freeman all kicked two goals apiece. Saturday’s BFL Reserves Preliminary Final at Queens Park starts at 11:55am.

Ocean Grove Reserves versus Torquay. Pictures: LINDSAY KELLEY

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grove footy

Gutsy last quarter Rocky reels in the best and fairest

Liam Rock.

SLICK Ocean Grove midfielder Liam Rock was crowned the Grubbers senior best and fairest winner after last week’s club vote count, writes Mark Heenan. Rock, 27, who returned to the Grubbers after spending his past two seasons with Geelong West in the GFL, won the award with 74 votes to finish ahead of key tall Louie Holmer (69) and Daniel Maloney and Rowan O’Callaghan (58) who tied for third spot. Rock played all 18 senior matches in 2012 and kicked 10 goals during the home and away season. MEANWHILE in the Reserves, powerful big man Josh Milnes claimed the award with 66 votes. Milnes finished ahead of lightning quick forward Daniel Freeman (51) and third-placed Jake Wilson (49). In the Under 18’s, Nathan Walter (142 votes) won the Division One Club best and fairest from Zac Henderson (108), while Jacob Gasior (102) won the award from James Hapgood (84) in the Division Four Club best and fairest vote count for the Grubbers.

MODEWARRE delivered the knockout punch to end Ocean Grove’s finals campaign with a gutsy 17-point victory in the BFL First Semi-Final on Sunday at Drysdale. After trailing the Warriors by 34 points at three-quarter time, the fast finishing Grubbers got within 11 points during a gripping last quarter and almost pulled off an unlikely win with a seven-goal final quarter term. Final scores Modewarre 15.15.105 to Ocean Grove 13.10.88. The loss meant the Grubbers slumped to their sixth consecutive finals loss since 2008. Ocean Grove, who lost to Torquay in the First Qualifying Final, exited the finals race in similar circumstances last year losing in straight sets after losses to Queenscliff and Anglesea. Outgoing Ocean Grove coach Cameron McGregor, who coached his final senior match with the Grubbers, described it as a disappointing way to end his three years at the club. “Probably disappointing is the best word (to sum up the last three years),” McGregor said. “We had the ability in our group to be more successful, whether we were good enough to win premierships or not, we were certainly good enough to be winning finals. “It was probably more of a let down that I haven’t been able to fulfil that obligation and that is to win finals.” The Grubbers had the wood over Modewarre in both of their encounters in 2012. In round five the Grubbers won by 36

Grove put a fierce last quarter but it prove too hard to recover the ground last in the previous three.

points at Mount Moriac Recreation Reserve and by 24 points in their round 13 clash at Ocean Grove, however it was Modewarre who had the last laugh on Sunday. McGregor said Modewarre were a well drilled outfit under the guidance of coach Mathew Sproule. “Sproule is a very good footy coach and he has been coaching local footy for a while,” McGregor said. “Probably the biggest difference for me is Modewarre are very disciplined and they are very structured in what they are doing and they are not giving away the stupid stuff they used to.” Ironically, it was Sproule, who led the Grubbers as playing co-coach to their last senior BFL finals win against Drysdale by 58 points in the First SemiFinal four years ago in 2008. Sproule described his side’s win over Ocean Grove, his former club, as bittersweet. “It is bittersweet, I did not care who we played in (First Semi-Final), it was not about me because it was

my old club,” Sproule said. “I’m not here to stick it up anyone, I just thought we had two flags waiting for us (at Ocean Grove) and it was premature when I left.” MEANWHILE it was the Warriors that jumped the Grubbers from the first bounce and gained numerous centre clearances with former Melbourne and Adelaide AFL ruckman John Meesen giving his onballers first use of the ball. The Warriors led by 17 points at quarter-time and were always first at the football against the fragile Grubbers who lacked tackling pressure in the first half. “Our tackles didn’t stick and we were second to the footy – the thing that cost us was our attack on the ball in the first half,” McGregor said. Modewarre continued to take control of the game in the second quarter led by instrumental captain Josh Finch, who booted two goals, and put the finishing touches on the win to kick the winning goal. “He (Finch) is one of the best players I have coached, his will and drive to be the

best he can possibly be, is unbelievable,” Sproule said. Finch’s efforts won praise from McGregor. “Finch is a super player – we tried three or four players on him in the first half, he tore us apart in the first half,” McGregor said. The news did not get better in the first half with Grubber key defender Tom Roberts sidelined with a calf injury. Unlike the pre-game, McGregor opened up the rooms to the club’s supporters and general public to “fire up” his under-performing players as the Grubbers trailed by 33 points at the main break. A battled-weary Modewarre, who defeated Drysdale in a thrilling cutthroat Elimination Final a week earlier, showed signs of slowing down in the third quarter but Ocean Grove failed to capitalise on the scoreboard. The fourth quarter was compelling to say the least, Ocean Grove kept on coming, Grubber forward Shane Jack was brilliant booting five goals for the match, and kicked two crucial majors in the final term. Grubber Co-captains Rowan O’Callaghan and Pete Corredig also played an impressive final quarter, while best and fairest vote count winner Liam Rock reigned supreme across the midfield. To Modewarre’s credit they breathed light into a fascinating last quarter and kicked four goals against the trend of play to confirm their arrival as a major BFL genuine premiership contender. Modewarre now plays Torquay, who lost to Queenscliff in Saturday’s Second Semi-Final, in the BFL Senior Preliminary Final at Queens Park this Saturday.

SCOREBOARD MODEWARRE 15.15.105 DEFEATED OCEAN GROVE 13.10.88 Ocean Grove Goal Kickers: S. Jack 5, B. Backwell 2, J. McTaggart , J. Milnes , L. Holmer , L. Rock , J. Rawlings , B. Ricardo Best Players: T. Doherty, R. O’’Callaghan, P. Corredig, S. Fairway, K. Long, S. Jack

Ocean Grove under 16 best and fairest Josh Milnes.

THE Ocean Grove under 16 footballers wrapped up their season with their vote count and presentation night. 16 1sts Best & Fairest:

Brayden Warren. Best & Fairest runner up: Christian West. Coaches award: Rob Procter and Ben Potter.

16 2nds Best & Fairest: Will Gant Best & Fairest runner up: Jed Evans Coaches award: Sam Pfeiffer and Isaac

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