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REVAMPED: Coles department managers celebrate the completion of the new look Ocean Grove store.

COLES Ocean Grove will officially open the doors to its new market-style layout today, following the completion of renovations to the store. Major upgrades at Coles Ocean Grove include a

redesigned fresh produce section, displaying an extensive range of fruit and vegetables on ice for optimum freshness. Other upgrades include the store’s new delicatessen which will showcase

an extensive variety of tempting cheeses from around the world and an array of fresh seafood, offering customers a range of sustainable choices when it comes to fresh fish, including locally

farmed trout and flathead. In addition, Coles Ocean Grove’s bakery team will prepare Coles’ signature range of bread daily in the new open bakery. Led by Bakery Manager Shane, the team will produce

authentic ciabatta, mouthwatering cakes and crispy baguettes right in front of customers’ eyes. Furthermore, the new Coles Curry Pot will feature a delicious range of ready-made curries and


accompaniments for meals on the go; while the new Thai Origins and Italian ranges offers convenient authentic style dishes perfect for a no fuss night in. Coles Ocean Grove Store Manager, Anthony Pitman, has been with Coles in the greater Geelong area for 29 years and is looking forward to shoppers coming in and experiencing the store’s fresh new offerings and fantastic service for the first time. “We are inviting the local community to come down to Coles Ocean Grove today and see the exciting changes in store, with the same familiar friendly faces. We’re confident shoppers will love the refreshing new look, improved store front and different features, which emphasise our fresh produce,” Anthony announced. “The store renewal has allowed us to bring an additional 20 team members on board, adding to our existing strong team. We have a number of team

members like our service team members Erin and Debbie, and Produce Manager, Ryan, who between them have more than 60 years combined service, and form part of a fabulous team committed to providing our customers with exceptional service and great value to match,” Anthony added. Coles Ocean Grove includes six self-serve checkouts for a shopping experience with greater convenience, and a more spacious, open store layout. The store will also have a brand new entrance, opening into the fresh produce and departments. Opening day activities will include a sausage sizzle and fundraising activities for the children’s ward at the Geelong Hospital. Local radio station K Rock will also make an appearance at the store on Saturday, with plenty of giveaways for shoppers between 12pm and 2pm. Coles Ocean Grove is located at 77 The Terrace, Ocean Grove. The store is open 6am to midnight, seven days a week.

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Ocean Grove

Self checkouts are quick and as easy as 1,2,3

Welcome to your new look store Hi, my name is Anthony and I am the Store Manager of Coles Ocean Grove. We’ve been working hard over the past few months to make your Coles store even better. We have given our fresh food departments a fresh new look with lots of surprises, while still offering you great value.

1. Scan – Scan the barcode and use the scales for your fresh produce. 2. Pack – Pack your shopping into bags. 3. Pay – Pay by EFTPOS, credit or cash.

We get our fruit and veg delivered daily and then we hand stack it on ice, so it’s as fresh as can be. Our new look meat department only stocks 100% Australian grown meat and we bake delicious breads, rolls and cakes every day in our new bakery. In our new deli, we have a great range of specialty cheese and continental meats, as well as a bigger selection of delicious seafood.

Anthony - Store Manager

Come down this week and see all the changes we’ve made. I look forward to seeing you soon.

Come and see the K-Rock Street Team at Coles Ocean Grove on Saturday 22nd September from 12pm-2pm There will be a free BBQ, balloons & giveaways.

Coles is working together with WWF to source sustainable seafood 77 The Terrace Open Mon-Sun 6am-Midnight

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CELEBRATING: Rolling Pin bakers have helped prove the local pie shop is the best in the land.

ROLLING Pin staff are rejoicing after winning a medal for every pie entered in this year’s Official Great Aussie Pie Competition. Manager Nathan Williams said the team, both bake house and front of house, were ecstatic with the awards received during the competition run in conjunction with Melbourne’s fine food show. “We’ve got a young crew in the bakery

who’ve embraced the culture of continual improvement as we’re always looking to make things better and it’s created a real buzz around the shop” he said. “It’s recognition to them for a job well done; our front of staff is genuinely customer focused and it makes it easy for them knowing they’ve got a really good product to sell and they take pride in it.” Nathan said they have been entering pies

for a long time and over the years have received well over a hundred accolades. “You do get some exposure. We won the whole comp in 2004 and we were judged the best pie in Australia,” he said. “You’re always in the running when you’ve got gold medal pies and we often hear reports that people are travelling from a distance to try our pies.”

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Businesses pack bowler for BEAR

MORE than 100 businesses turned out for the first information evening on the town’s radical new Business Expansion and Retention progam. The program aims to survey and act on the views and experiences of existing businesses in a bid to strengthen and boost local trade. The turnout for the opening event at Ocean Grove Bowling Club has buoyed organisers, reliant on a receptive community to make it work. Peter Kenyon Bank of IDEAS delivered an informative session on the project and provided real life examples of vibrant communities and businesses in Australia FREE 8-PAGE LIFT-OUT

who have benefited from implementing the program. Peter said that in other towns councils have been the lead organisation in implementing the program but he suggested that Ocean Grove’s local business driven model is preferable. People who attended the dinner were invited to a breakfast the next morning if they were interested in hearing more – more than 30 people turned up. “The town has been buzzing with enthusiasm with the anticipation of the program,” said Business Association president Helen Butteriss. Continued page 4

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CONCERNS for vegetation affected by the Oakdene Estate have been addressed by the developers. City of Greater Geelong Manager City Development Joanne Van Slageren said the planning permit allowed for some native vegetation on the Grubb Road site to be removed. “No permit was required for the removal of any nonnative vegetation such as oaks,” she said. Ms Van Slageren said there was a condition in the permit however which specifically addressed the protection of existing vegetation. “There’s a condition in the permit specifying that if a tree’s marked for retention, a tree protection fence is to be erected around the tree’s dip line,” she said. Local landscape architect Carlo Missio said that he put in a number of complaints. Oakdene Estate Project Manager Mr Con Alevras said the sheoak tree in question and several others in the construction impact zone have permits to be removed. “Those that are specifically earmarked for retention are protected,” he said. “Oakdene Estate is undertaking all works in accordance to relevant planning permits and regulations including on site and off site protection according to current Victorian policy.” Ms Van Slageren said the council would be contacting the applicant to emphasise the condition and would be doing a follow up later in the week.

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Playgroup fundraiser A PRE-LOVED babies and kids clothing, furniture and toy sale is being held at the Uniting Church on Saturday October 20 from 9am to 12.30pm.Gold coin entry to raise much needed funds for the playgroup that meets there.

Drop by for a mug and chat MEMBERS of Ocean Grove’s very own coffee club have invited fellow Grover’s to come along for a free beverage, a biscuit and a chat. Judy Greer of Ocean Grove’s Uniting Church said the Coffee group meets every Friday morning from 10.30am onwards and is open to all. “It’s a Friday morning coffee group and a number of us come regularly, we just have a chat, a good chat and anybody’s welcome to come in,” she said. “It’s open to anybody walking past, people that have been to the adjacent Dove shop can come in.” In a few weeks the group

COFFEE CLUB: Judy Greer, Meg Carver, Helen Heard, Lyn Mulligan, Jean Gunn. will host residents of Sea View Manor and hope to provide an enjoyable and safe social outing. “Once a month we will be

joined by people from Sea View Manor, they will come along, have a look around the shop and then come in for morning tea,” she said.

“We’ve arranged for a small bus to come and pick them up and bring them down. They will have a little social time in a safe environment.”

FULL HOUSE: more than 100 businesses turned out to hear about the new Business Expansion and Retention program (BEAR) for Ocean Grove. Inset, left Helen Butteriss, and right, Peter Kenyon.

Positive start for BEAR Continued from page 3. “Whilst the (BEAR) program focuses on Business, it is important to understand that it is the Businesses in our town who make Ocean Grove a great community. They provide employment for our people, they encourage and support tourism which attracts people to our beautiful town and they encourage people to live here by providing them with services which in turn gives scope to improve our facilities and infrastructure.” The steering committee

of the project is now in the process of recruiting volunteers to interview over 100 local business owners. The committee spent a day with Peter Kenyon tailoring a survey for Ocean Grove. The survey is all about listening to business owners and finding out what helps, hinders and ideas they may have that will enhance the local business environment. Peter will be back in Ocean Grove on September 26 to train the volunteers. There will also be

another free information session with Peter on Wednesday September 26 from 5.30-7pm at Ocean Grove Bowling Club for those who missed out and want to hear more. “We are now seeking expressions of interest from business owners who would like to participate in the confidential survey,” explained Helen. “We are aiming to survey all business sectors including the service industry, tourism, retail, manufacturing, wholesale, hospitality, building and construction to name just

a few. “We encourage people who work from home to contribute as the statistics show that over 68% of businesses are home based.” The survey period will be the first three weeks of October and a celebration of the outcomes of the program will be in November where the whole community will be encouraged to attend. For more information please log on to www. au or contact Helen.

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Electrical works on The Parade this week CONTRACTORS will be carrying out urgent electrical works in The Parade car park from the middle of this week. A council spokesperson said that Engineering Services have to carry out urgent trenching and

electrical cabling works in The Parade car park due to electrical supply issues to the car park lights. During the week, stage one of replacing the conduit to a number of lights in the car park will be carried out which will result in eight

car spaces being barricaded for two days whilst a new supply line is installed. Sometime in the future, during a non-holiday season, stage two will be carried out to remove the unsightly overhead power supply across the car park,

the spokesperson said. Businesses adjoining the car park will be notified of the impending works, although any disruption to parking will be limited to the reduction of eight spaces for a couple of days only.

On the map: Daniel Surtees, Lauren Ellis, Kristy Swinton, Will Swinton and Pat Lamanna.

On the map

ONE of Ocean Grove’s newest restaurants is already on the fine foodie trail after less than a year in business. Napona, which only opened its doors in October last year, has won a full listing in The Age Good Food Guide.

The restaurant is one of only eight Geelong and Bellarine restaurants to do so. “We are honoured to be included,” owner Will Swinton told the Voice. “We’re happy to have been recognised for the first ten months

the restaurant has been open. “It’s a good achievement for our staff and the dedication that they have put in.” Importantly the restaurant was judged during the height of the summer season when the town was at its busiest.

Invisible band go on show

OCEAN Grove Primary School band - The Invisibles - took over the Piping Hot Chicken

Shop on Sunday afternoon. The eight students who practise in their own

lunch breaks, performed to a packed house of family and friends. The school’s talented

djembe drumming group also perfomed at the venue, gaining exciting performance experience.

quick news

Relay for life looms CANCER Council Victoria and Bellarine locals are again supporting the upcoming 2012 Relay For Life event to be held at Collendina Reserve on Saturday and Sunday November 10 and 11. Relay for Life is an overnight event where teams of 10 or more take turns to keep a baton moving around a track for the duration of the event. The idea behind this is that cancer never sleeps and this is an opportunity for teams to raise funds towards the fight against Cancer. It is also enables the community together to celebrate cancer survivors, remember love ones lost and fight back against cancer. With 1299 local residents diagnosed with cancer in the City of Greater Geelong each year this is one event we need to support. The CFA, Ocean Grove Harriers and the football and netball clubs, the Voice and a number of other teams are already registered to take part. You can also register a team online at www. Or call 1300 65 65 85.

Join Turnbull for tea SARAH Henderson, Liberal candidate for Corangamite, is inviting local residents to an afternoon tea in Ocean Grove with the Shadow Minister for Communications and Broadband, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP. The afternoon tea will be held at Club Grove on Wednesday September 26 from 3.30-4.30pm. RSVP is required and attendees are asked to register by calling 5243 1508 or by emailing sarah.henderson@vic. Ms Henderson said this was an important chance to learn about the Coalition’s plan for high speed broadband

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Hopes graft will help recovery

Nic Stephens is recovering from a skin graft aimed at helping him recover from the affects of a Bairnsdale Ulcer.

OCEAN Grove’s Nic Stephens is hoping recent skin graft surgery is the final step towards recovery from the Bairnsdale Ulcer. Nic contracted the bacteria earlier this year and said the process has been a long and arduous one. “They think the antibiotics killed the bacteria but they’re not very good at healing big ulcers so the doctors speed up the process with a bit of surgery,” he said. “The ulcer got to the size of a fifty cent piece. It wasn’t huge but it wouldn’t have healed by itself, so they took a bit of skin off my leg and put it on my foot.” Nic said the surgeons cleaned up the area first to remove the dead and

By JESSICA GRACE affected tissue before placing a graft taken from his thigh. “They don’t think there’s any nerve damage. They think all the damage was just tissue and fatty skin,” he said. “They’ve had a look at how the graft is going and they think it’s taken. It looks pretty disgusting at the moment like there’s a hole in my foot.” Nic has been instructed to take special care of the area over the next three months and said he doesn’t care what the end result looks like. He just wants it to be over. “I’m not too fussed what the scar will look like, I

just want it to be over so I can get back on my feet and eventually travel like I was meant to this year before this all happened,” he said. Channel Seven recently interviewed fellow Bairnsdale Ulcer survivor and local Peter Cullen as part of a factual program set to come out in the next few weeks. The program will look at some of Australia’s most notorious bugs and bacterias. After seeing Nic and Peter’s story in the Voice the station also approached Nic to be a part of the series but he declined the offer. Have you been affected by a Bairnsdale Ulcer? Contact journo@

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PLANS are well underway Rustys a fi to give the tting of the Bands send off for the Global competitio Battle n. The local teen Australasian band which won the title for Best represent the Band will now continent in London 27. on


April The farewell event will be Grove Park on Saturday held at Ocean It has been April 10 at 2pm. organised by the Network and the show will Ocean Grove Arts teen bands also feature Sambrose fellow Automobile Grove and from Ocean The Houses

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LEFT: If laughter is the best medicine then these are the healthiest people on Earth. Six Grovers went on a fabulous Rhine Cruise, then travelled to Scotland, England, Belgium and France. Pictured with the Voice in Salzburg, Austriam, are Jack Shepherd, Robyn Eadie, Angela Densley, Bob Eadie, Deborah Shepherd and Neville Densley.

ABOVE AND RIGHT: Phil Emery and his wife Davina abondoned the Ocean Grove Harriers recently and took off on an extended holiday encompassing Ireland, Scotland, France and Switzerland. They also visited the Orkney Islands, north of Scotland, which includes extensive neolithic structures including ‘The Standing Stones of Stenness’ (right) Phil also set the highest northern latitude record for the Voice, (61 degrees).

LEFT: After Matt Payne had appeared on the back page of The Voice’s ‘Olympic Spirit alive in Ocean Grove’ edition, his wife, Ruth, thought she would take the Ocean Grove spirit back to the Olympic Park in August. Here’s Ruth inside the Aquatic Stadium – with that edition of The Voice.

State view - Lisa Neville MP Lions project It was a pleasure to be invited to officially open the new units at 26 Kingston Downs Drive in Ocean Grove recently. This project was a joint community initiative between Kingston Ocean Grove and the Ocean Grove Barwon Heads Lions Club. The units were built on land generously donated to the Lions Club by the Corless family who have played a key role in the success of the project. Many local businesses have also supported the project, donating goods and services. After many years of hard work fundraising by the Club and great support from the community these fantastic units are now completed and ready for sale. Proceeds from the sales will go towards the Lions Retirement Living Project which aims to establish a retirement facility in the area. I congratulate everyone involved

Local State MP Lisa Neville with members of Ocean Grove Barwon Heads Lions Club at the opening of the units in Kingston Downs Drive.

for supporting this very worthwhile project and in doing so, showing the great community spirit the Bellarine is renowned for. Seniors Festival The Geelong Seniors Festival is held throughout the month of October to coincide with the

Victorian Seniors Festival which runs from October 7-14. For more information on what’s happening in Geelong, visit the City of Greater Geelong website in September at www. For more information on the Victorian Seniors Festival, visit or call Seniors Information Victoria on 1300 135 090. History grants I encourage Bellarine residents to apply for funding under the Public Record Office’s Local History Grants program. These grants help community organisations preserve, record or publish their local history for current and future generations. For guidelines and application forms, visit the Public Record Office Victoria website: Applications close on Monday November 12, 2012. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact my office if there are any issues I may be able to assist you with. Hon Lisa Neville MP Member for Bellarine 5248 3462

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candidates for mayor

Candidates offer Voice their vision Stephanie Asher

It feels vaguely ridiculous, well American really, to be actively ‘campaigning’. Us Aussies are a bit cool for that, a bit laid back. Laconic apparently. I’ve rediscovered I’m not particularly laconic. Quite the reverse, I’m something of a chatter. But I’m also really interested in people and what they have to say. I’ve found I’m a much better listener around people I don’t know than I am within my own family. What I’m hearing is that people want a council that is honest and accessible. A council that is

accountable. My answer to that is to look at what is being done well and celebrate it. I would take steps to benchmark our council against best practice – understand what we can do better and work towards achievable goals. The other standout message is that there is no place for party politics in local government – people are clearly tired of it. The mayor needs to make that clear with the team and set the focus on achieving great things, not on being re-elected. As a responsible group of people representing the community, the mayor and

councillors must all be very clear about the long term plan and why things are being done. Other important issues include faster processes and better technology – people want a sensible approach to permit applications, planning issues, parking for traders. They are tired of being fobbed off to a different person at council every time they call. There are so many interesting conversations and the so-called ‘silent majority’ is passionate. Polite and cynical but still passionate. I am very hopeful

of the possibility for change and the opportunity to make local government about people not politics.

my website - that they wish for the future of our wide and diverse municipality. The vision is set out in full in on my website It sets out the key suggested ideas and measures I intend to pursue with the new Council in working towards this Vision. Some are quite specific, others are more general in nature. These ideas are not all that can be done and others are encouraged to contribute their ideas — community involvement is crucial in determining the direction of our future. Whatever measures are adopted, the critical imperative is working towards positive outcomes

and long term solutions to the challenges facing our economy and community. The new Mayor and Councillors will need to work effectively together to develop sound strategic plans and policies that will continue to build Geelong as a great place to live. In this, as Mayor my leadership of Council will be driven by the following principles: Working actively, positively and collaboratively with the new Council to build shared Values, Vision and Strategy for Geelong, with a strong unity of purpose. • Building confidence in the Geelong business environment,

encouraging new investment and employment opportunities, while supporting existing industries and organisations wherever possible. • Advocating for the best long term interests of Geelong with all levels of government and other relevant organisations.

Keith Fagg My vision for the future of a greater Geelong is a community that: • Has a strong, diverse and growing economy. • Has a vibrant CBD and Waterfront at its heart. • Empowers those who are socially disadvantaged and disconnected. • Enjoys a reputation as a world leader in education, research and innovation. • Offers a quality, healthy lifestyle, with well-planned and resourced communities. • This Vision captures the essence of what many Geelong people and organisations have told me over the past few months – both in face to face conversations and through

Other candidates currently registered are current mayor John Mitchell and Geelong businesswoman and Chamber of Commerce executive officer Bernadette Uzelac. Other candidates are welcome to submit their vision for the role. Whether you are standing or not, do you think there should be more attention give to suburbs ourside the CBD? Email:

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our street, our neighbours

Oakdene Boulevard 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 Oakdene Boulevard. Let us know if you’d like us to feature your street or area. Contact

Catherine Cole, 44, massage therapist We’ve been here now for over 18 months. I used to live in central Victoria between Seymour and Nagambie. It’s so much nicer here. I’ve just been on an hour long walk. We lived in the old section of Ocean Grove before this house but here we walk straight down through Aldebaran Road to the Cheeky Cow have a coffee, then straight back down Sunset Strip. We go for walks almost every day; walking along the beach is my favourite thing about Ocean Grove. We love the river; we park our car down the other end and walk all the way to the Dunes and back.

Dick Clay, Rotary President, retired We’ve been in Ocean Grove now five years in September. I’m an ex Richmond player, a long time ago in another life. Love the beach, the sea air the people the fishing. We go and see about six or eight Richmond games during the year and if they’re playing Interstate we go along and watch the local Grubbers and enjoy that. It’s a bit disappointing, they’re not quite good enough at this stage. They just have to keep on keeping on. It’s easy to criticise but they’re probably missing two or three good players to be up there with the good ones. We love the Dunes for a coffee, the Chinese and the Pizza shop.

Brooke Dennington, 33, lawyer We’ve been here two years from Melbourne. Work and the lifestyle made us move down. We were planning to build then came across this house and bought it. The beach is so different from Melbourne, Melbourne doesn’t have this lifestyle. We lived in a tiny apartment and there was no room for the kids to run around in. We love the Pizza place and we’re always at the Chinese place as well. My husband’s in the army, we’ve moved around a lot and this is a really nice place to move so hopefully we stay.

Kane McBean, 31, Jet Star Operations I’ve lived here pretty much my whole life. I love that it’s a small coastal town I’m a surfer and grew up in the surf life saving club and I just love being down the coast. About ten months ago I went travelling with my girlfriend around Europe for a month, around the UK, Scotland and Ireland, it was great but great to come home as always. I mainly surf around Thirteenth Beach and Ocean Grove. I just love it, the influx of people over summer’s good for the local economy and Ocean Grove but it does tend to get busy sometimes. I don’t think the shops infrastructure can really handle it as it’s difficult to get a parking etc.

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Sow, Grow, Share

Logo design winner Lachlan Clarke and Peter Gumley.

Naming winner Maya Wormersley with Peter Gumley and Vivian Kershaw.

STUDENTS Lachlan Clarke and Maya Womersley have won the Community Garden Logo and Naming competition. Lachlan, from Surfside Primary School, received a

Gumley. Our Lady Star of the Sea’s Maya won the slogan section with “Sow, Grow, Share.” “The logo and design will be included in signage which is

prize after his design was chosen from over 50 entries. “Lachlan’s entry is particularly suited to be the logo for the garden,” said Community Garden Chairman Peter

to be erected at the front of the garden and will symbolise the community garden spirit for many years to come,” said Peter.

Peter takes in gardens on tour A Slovenian garden.

COMMUNITY Garden chairman Peter Gumley has just returned from a nine week adventure throughout the Adriatic noting wonderful gardens along the way. Peter said whilst backpacking he began to notice various plots of green. “The trip we went on wasn’t all about gardens but it was something I picked up on as we went, amongst all of the other touristy things,” he said. “I have a huge interest in vege gardens and as we were touring I noticed vege gardens in various localities and started taking pictures to see what they were doing.” From plots all along European railway lines, the Alpine regions and Bosnia Peter said a universal love for gardening is evident. “Gardening is very worldly, it varies very little according to culture and geography but yes right in the middle of cities people have their little green plots,” he said. “There’s much more awareness of gardening and growing your own for your own consumption in a lot of these European communities then there is in Australia.” Peter, alongside his wife Glyns and her sister Jan, travelled all throughout the Adriatic starting in Rome through Sicily then back across the heel of Italy and Dubrovnik. “We worked our way back up the coast through the

islands to Bosnia, Istria near the Italian border, Slovenia, Austria back into North Italy, the Alps then down back through Rome,” he said. “Via Eurorail, buses or private car whatever, we were just three travelling Wilburys with our backpacks on.” Peter said that space or lack thereof was the driving force behind so many communal gardens within European communities. “Australia has never really had a problem with space but if you Google community gardens in Melbourne at least 25 or more pop up so the notion of community gardens is increasing,” he said. “I think this is because modern day buildings in the western suburbs of Melbourne are taking up the whole block of land and as the residential population becomes denser the land reduces.” Peter said one of the aims of the Ocean Grove Community Gardens is to eventually have demonstration plots allowing them to act as advisors to those unfamiliar with gardening. “We want to help those people although I’d say by the way the Surfside Primary Schools Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden is looking kids up there know about gardening already,” he said. “They’re quiete proficient at it and I reckon in some cases they’re probably teaching their parents.”

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Storytime attraction has pulling power PARENTS and toddlers arrived in droves to sing, dance and read along as part of Ocean Grove Libraries Preschool Story Time. For two years Branch Manager Allison Elsey has run the weekly program and said everybody was welcome. “It’s just regular story time; we run it every Friday for preschoolers (five and under) and we normally have about 40 kids. It’s a mixture of songs and stories and usually it’s theme based,”

she said. “This week was Australian animals so we did a lot of puppet work at the start so kids can learn about different animals and then we just did songs and stories in between.” Parent Elisa Foley has come every week since the start and said the program was fantastic for her daughter. “Sienna just loves it. I’ve also met quite a few new people doing it. It’s open to anyone,” she said. “We’ve been coming

Wallington scoops scarecrow prize Pictured: scarecrow prize-giving at Van Loons Nursery.

DURING the Fathers’ Day weekend Van Loons Nursary held a Scarecrow Festival and competition - with Wallington Primary School winning first prize for the most popular scarecrow.

The school won $700 worth of gardening equipment as their prize. Grade 3/4J worked extremely hard on the concept of incorporating recycling into their design.

since Sienna was one; mostly it’s three to four year olds but she just loves it even though she’s younger.” Allison said no booking was necessary and encouraged Ocean Grover’s to bring their

children along to enjoy an interactive experience. “We invite everyone, any child can benefit from it so parents, grandparents bring your children down from 10.30 to 11am on Friday,” she said.

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Diary of a Tawny Frogmouth I RECENTLY met with a lady named Phyllis who is in her 90’s. Phyllis has lived in Old Ocean Grove for 30 years after moving from Drysdale. When Phyllis came to Ocean Grove she noticed the presence of Tawny Frogmouths in her garden, and she started recording details about them in a diary format. The diary is still going strong, and the Tawny Frogmouths continue to visit her garden, build nests and raise young. My friend Sandra recently saw a Tawny Frogmouth on a post outside Hendry’s Cycle Shop, and I have looked for it there every day since to no avail. Most of the time during the day Tawny Frogmouths are very hard to spot as they are really well camouflaged in trees. Tawny Frogmouths belong to the Nightjar family of birds, which are are medium-sized nocturnal birds with long wings, short legs and very short bills. They are not classified as owls although there are some similarities with owls. Both owls and nightjars are nocturnal, but owls catch their prey using theit strong talons, whereas nightjars use their beaks to catch insects, worms and frogs. Owls actively

fly around at night looking for prey, whereas nightjars are relatively sedentry and wait for insects and small animals to come into their immediate habitat. Tawny Frogmouths fly to chase some prey items, such as moths, which has led to many unfortunate instances of birds being hit by cars while chasing insects lit up by the beam of the headlights. Tawny Frogmouths are found throughout Australia including Tasmania. Male and female Tawny Frogmouths look alike. They are around 35–53 cm long, and weigh up to around 680 grams, which makes them quite an impressive and large bird. They have yellow eyes and a wide beak topped with a tuft of feathers. The feathers are a mixture of grey and brown or rufous. Young frogmouths have quite pale feathers, in fact they are almost white. Tawny Frogmouths make loud clacking sounds with their beaks and emit a loud booming call. In fact a Tawny Frogmouth living in Phyllis’s garden currently, has been making a loud booming call every night, possibly trying to attract a mate. There must be a lot of insomnia in that

Pictured: A Tawny Frogmouth and one of their nests. part of Ocean Grove at the they don’t fall out. Phyllis moment. has also watched the adults Tawny Frogmouth pairs guarding the chicks from stay together until one of Currowongs and other the pair dies. They breed predators, and teaching from August to December fledglings how to fly. and often lay two clutches It’s fascinating to read each breeding season. They Phyllis’s notes about the usually return to the same birds, for example she has nest every year. The nest is a observed that they nest in flimsy looking collection of branches that are relatively sticks made into a platform. low to the ground and Both males and females take don’t tend to inhabit the turns at incubating the eggs tall tree tops. They nest in with the male sitting on the eucalyptus trees mostly, but nest during the day and the have nested occasionally female sitting on the nest at in pine trees and once in a night time. Melaleuca tree. If a tree has Unfortunately the chicks been disturbed, such as a tend to go to the edge of branch falling off or even the nest because of curiosity people trimming back a few and also to direct their branches, the birds don’t droppings away from the come back to that tree to nest, so they are susceptible nest. Once a bird was sitting to falling out of the nest. on a nest, and must have Phyllis has actually seen the sensed that something was adult Tawny Frogmouths amiss, and left the nest just trying to direct the young before the branch where the fledglings towards the nest was located fell off the middle of the nest so that tree.

Sometimes Phyllis doesn’t see any sign of the birds for months, then they appear during the breeding season. She has observed the Tawny Frogmoths nesting during the height of summer and leaving the nest and eggs for periods of time so that the eggs don’t become too hot. The Tawny Frogmouth in the photo above lives at the Geelong Botanical Gardens (I wasn’t lucky enough to get a photo of Phyllis’s Frogmouths). The photo of the nest was taken in Phyllis’s backyard. Thanks to Phyllis, Mike and Bianca for this story. The next outing organised by the members of Bellarine Birdlife is on the 16th of September, and involves a day trip to the Brisbane Ranges. If you are interested in participating, please contact Miles Charlesworth on 0438531782. By Jennifer Carr


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Lang proves reputation with Chook Shop show

Tim Neal, Jeff Lang and Alister Turrill pictured at Ocean Grove’s Chicken Shop earlier this month.

THREE AMIGOS WILL HOLD COURT The third in the 2012 season of A Conversation In The Key Of… will feature sensational local guitarist Alister Turrill alongside Jeff Lang at Geelong’s Courthouse ARTS centre. The series is ‘translated’ by world renowned Ocean Grove pianist Tim Neal, making this Sunday afternoon session an amazing combination of music, stories and improvisation. The conversation will be held on Sunday September 23 at Courthouse ARTS. Details

A FULL house at the Piping Hot Chicken Shop got to see just why the likes of John Butler and Xavier Rudd have hailed Jeff Lang ‘The man’. Lang’s mastery of rootsy slide alongside his own techno sound had the musicians in the audience transfixed. He also added some dry humour about his days growing up Geelong. • Upcoming: on Friday October 5 Scion Pirates return to the Chicken Shop and then on Saturday October 13 Tabasco Tom and Doc White will be joined by the legendary Broderick Smith.

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Kat is the smiling sax player from one of the coasts fave bands SkaBang. Lets get to know this fun loving ska fan who has played thru Europe and now calls the OG home. Tell us a bit about yourself I’m Kat, happily married to Huib, mum of two beautiful kids. Moved here about 6 years ago from Holland, best thing we ever did! I’ve always played music, from when I was little, and singing duets with my sister and mum until I started playing in a band. What instruments do you play? I play tenor sax, guitar, piano, clarinet and I sing. Clarinet is from my past, I started out playing it before finally saving up enough money to buy a second-hand saxophone (that was 26 years ago, and it’s the same one I still play today). You always look like you are having the time of your life on stage, must be heaps of fun? Being on stage with a couple of my best mates, playing music I love, I always have a great time, and apparently that shows! Can’t help smiling, I think music is awesome and I enjoy it immensely. What bands have you played with? I started playing in the school bigband when I was 15, playing clarinet at first, then saxophone. Back then, I was so nervous every time we went on stage, I could hardly breath. Kinda hard when you play the saxophone... While I was still doing that, some of my friends and I started a cover band called MMWOPS (Making Music While Other People Sleep), we used to ‘borrow’ the school’s drumkit, I don’t know why we had a key to the music room but we did...and we got in late at night to bring it back, without ever setting off the alarm. Honestly, I think they knew and didn’t mind us using it. When I was in uni, I joined an existing



Corner Mobbsy meets Kat De Bruijn skaband called ‘Serial Skankers’, as a saxophone player, but ended up singing in it as well. We had lots of gigs, recorded some songs (I remember bringing out 6 of them on a demo tape! Don’t think I’ve still got it though..) and had heaps of fun. I was also singing backing vocals in a rockband.After Serial Skankers stopped, about half the band and some new members started Alaska, another ska band that I played in for about six years before moving to Australia. Over here, I met Jenny Carr, who I share my love for music with, and we started playing guitar with me singing. Kerrie Bedson joined us and we are called Dutch Courage. Next to that I play in SkaBang, we started about 2.5 years ago, and I play my sax in that and sing a few songs too. We finally got our first Melbourne gig, on the 15th of September, in the Espy!!! What are some of the places you have played? I’ve played all over Holland, and in Germany, Belgium, and Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads, Beulah and soon Melbourne. SkaBang are one of the most popular bands on the coast, who else is in the band?

SkaBang is Klaas on drums, Phil on guitar, Huib on bass, Kev is the singer, Shaun on trumpet, Callum on alto sax and me. Where were you before you hit the OG? Before we came to OG, we lived in a town called Zeist, in the Netherlands. Do you remember your first popstar crush? I can honestly say I never had a popstar crush, must be my matterof-fact-ness, they’re just people like me, just more famous. Also, I worked with them from when I was about 20, seeing all these famous musicians from behind the scenes at festivals and gigs, and seeing them as normal people instead of the stars they were. I remember one festival where Lenny Kravitz asked: does anybody know where the toilets are? And me blurting out (with the Young Ones playing in my mind): Yes Neil, just follow the signs! He thought it was very funny, phew! How is the scene in Europe different to a place like Ocean Grove? Comparing the music scene in Europe to Ocean Grove is a bit hard...I think in Europe there are more different types of music, but that is mainly because there are so many

more people close to each other to make them. If I compare Ocean Grove to a town like it in Holland, I would say there is definitely a bigger music scene around here. For some reason there is an incredible amount of very talented musicians around here. Any advice for young musos? Young musos out there: play music you like, try new things, listen to advice from the older musos out there, use the open mics to get used to playing for people, and always, always be nice to the sound engineer, because you know, he/she can make or break your sound.... Tell us a bit about your appearance at Ska Nation Ska Nation, a ska festival, the 15th of September in the Espy in Melbourne, SkaBang played in the Gershwin room. There were more than 15 ska bands that played, one of them is the Toasters from New York, and I’m stoked that we are played at the same festival as them, because they are great, I used to go see them back in Holland. And finally, whats better sax or sex? Sax or sex...ask the bass player

HIP hop came to the local performance centre on Friday. The event at the Potato Shed in Drysdale was organised by Crash Course Production Inc in partnership with City of Greater Geelong. The line up included Youth Generation, Diamonds Emcee, Class A, One Night Stand and Zane. The event was a fully supervised, all ages, drug, smoke and alcohol free event. Crash Course Productions Inc (CCP) is a group of dedicated young people who meet weekly to plan and organise concerts for young people on the Bellarine Peninsula and Geelong. They run regular gigs, covering all genres of music and aim to provide opportunities for up and coming local bands to perform live.

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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 22nd 9pm Live Acoustic Matt Barid -Saturday 29 Grand final Day Big screen in Bistro Girls Girls at 9.30pm (that blond DJ, Miss Rush, Playpen DJ’S) -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 -Friday October 5 Scion Pirates -Saturday 13 October Tabasco Tom and Doc White with Brod Smith Ph: 52 551566 • Ocean Grove Hotel --September 22 Margot’s

Men • Potato Shed Drysdale October 2 to 5 The Princess The Pea and the Yo Yo Theatre 3triple2 4 KIDS is happy to present and all new school holiday show 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 • National Hotel Geelong September 22 The Exploders supported by The Stutters & The Fire Alive

markets &fairs

Ocean Grove Rotary Market, Kingston Park, from 9am, Sunday October 7. • Point Lonsdale Primary School October 14 Point Lonsdale Market 9am - 2pm • Queenscliff Harbour Sunday October 21 Queenscliff Farmers’

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• 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 Friday 10am-12pm Ocean Grove Play Group Any children 5yrs and under welcome to join a friendly play group large indoor and outdoor area,

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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 – 4.30pm Life 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: 0435 481920 -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 • Yoga classes in Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads: Beginners, Hatha, Vinyas & Svaroopa Yoga Ph: 0413955331 or Kerryn@

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.

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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, October meeting 1pm for Danny Blume Fashion Show at St Peter’s Church Hall, Draper St. Visitors welcome 2pm, entry $3. Members to bring a plate. 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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tend to look further afield towards Clifton Springs.” Ron’s been in the industry 25 years and said he relocated to Clifton Springs eight years ago believing the area would experience gastronomical growth in prices like the Mornington Peninsula had. “The number of sales that took place was fantastic, unbelievable. It was huge and I expected Clifton Springs at some stage to do the same, in fact I thought it would’ve done it a little bit earlier,” he said. “It’s still very unknown, the new estates will help build the profile of the area and as it becomes better known over time prices will begin to reflect what a bayside suburb should reflect.”

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Seniors club grows stronger, and busier THE Drysdale Seniors Community Club continues to grow as members both old and new embrace weekly activities. President Mary Wilson said in the four years she has been at the club she has watched it go from strength to strength. “Four years ago the council was going to turn the club into a library and unfortunately the President at the time got cancer and there was no one to replace her,” she said. “My husband Alan became the Secretary and I became the President.

Everything’s really good now we’ve got at least another six years and our membership has increased to 200.” Mary said the club has a full weekly itinerary of various activities that caters not only for seniors but the community at large. “We’ve changed our name to Community as we now have yoga here, we also have exercises, weight watchers and our seniors do bowls, snooker, there’s also darts if they want them,” she said. “The most popular thing though is the various trips we go on.”

87 year old Joyce Waixel is the clubs longest serving member and said that the club has provided and continues to provide her with companionship. “I’ve been here 23 years. I love it, it’s my second family I run here when I need company and I’ve done that for 23 years, it’s wonderful,” she said. Mary said the club was excited about their upcoming B.E.T.A concert on October 19th starring Ron Sutton and his troupe. “The club will be hosting a free Devonshire tea, entry is just $2 and as we

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are catering the event we would appreciate those interested in coming along to call ahead first,” she said. “It starts at 1.30 and goes until 3pm, we also will

have the Coryule Chorus performing. It should be a wonderful afternoon of entertainment.” For bookings please Ph 52512983.

Works leave traders short Do you think traders affected by council works in Drysdale town centre should be compensated for lost earnings? Voice reporter Jessica Grace asked the question on the street.

Doug, 66, retired, Drysdale I think they should have been notified a long time before work started, they could have let them know they weren’t going to get the clientele.

Glenn Ash, 39, Operator, Torquay Yeah I reckon they should be, the cars can’t get in there it even stops us going there for lunch as we can’t get in.

COUNCIL RESPONSE: City of Greater Geelong Manager Engineering Services, David Hannah, said there had been full consultation with local traders and residents from the very beginning of the Drysdale drainage project

Jinan Corby, 39, full time mum, Ocean Grove Yes they should be, especially if they’re losing so much business.

– including during the planning stage, well before the actual works started. Mr Hannah said letters explaining the project, the reasons for it and detailed schedules of the works were sent to all local traders and

Ken Stafford, 68, retired, Drysdale Yes. They’re losing their business and their employees are suffering.

residents before the works began, and face-to-face meetings were also held with the traders. He said the works were currently proceeding ahead of schedule and all possible efforts were being undertaken to minimise local

Veronika Baragwanata, 61, retired, Drysdale Yes absolutely some people see and go elsewhere for lunch, to Geelong or Leopold.

disruption. Mr Hannah said that as each short section of the works was completed, that section of roadway was re-opened to normal traffic, enabling trading and resident access to return to normal.

Curlewis winery gets Mick Thomas show LEURA Park Estate is the selected Geelong region venue for ‘Off The Beaten Track’, a musical tour of nontraditional venues through regional and suburban Victoria in October 2012. The event is featuring two sensational regionally born artists - Mick Thomas and the Roving Commission as well as Sal Kimber and the Rollin’ Wheel. Both

are highly regarded on the Australian music scene. The Leura Park event is happening on Friday, October 5. Gates open at 6pm for an 8pm show. Food, wine, ciders, beers all available for purchase on the night. Tickets are available via GPAC - $25 (show only) and are first in best dressed.

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Philip Christian

Community vision for growing town DRYSDALE’S Urban Design Framework plans continue to move forward after successful feedback sessions were held. The President of the Drysdale Clifton Springs Community Association Doug Carson said the UDF allows the community to be involved in the town’s future direction. “The UDF involves a consultative approach with residents and businesses so that there is a supported community vision for

everyone concerned,” he said. “The population of Drysdale/ Clifton Springs is expected to increase by 30,000 in the next 25 years or so which means there’s a lot of work to be done to accommodate that many people.” Doug said that the residents’ main concerns centred on the need for a bypass around Drysdale in order to benefit local businesses and future investors. “If the large volume of heavy vehicles was directed

away from the main street opportunities would then exist for a much quieter town, less dust, pollution and less traffic,” he said. “Further opportunities then exist for the development of Murradoc Road with the possibility of the area nearest town becoming an al fresco dining spot and increased light in the industrial space.” Doug said that whilst not everyone can be pleased about a new phase of the town he believes further development is inevitable.

“In that case what we have to do is have some say in how we want to see Drysdale developed so that our objections and hurdles are minimised,” he said. “The two feedback sessions with City of Greater Geelong Officers saw a good turnout of locals and many submissions were submitted for COGG to review.” Doug said that process was vital so stakeholders are kept involved in how the project is progressing and concerns surrounding the already

stretched infrastructure and roads are considered. “Unless the roads are maintained and improved, the centre of town is relieved of the heavy truck use, and that the child care, schools, health care are all updated and improved,” he said. “We might all finish up living in an unhappy town. One of the wonderful aspects of living in Drysdale Clifton Springs is they are both very friendly towns, we do so much want to keep them that way.”

from the Burwood Teachers College in 1975. “I got various scholarships to help me along the way as my parents were poor and unable to help me. I helped myself get into the profession they couldn’t afford,” he said. “I wouldn’t call myself clever, I’m average there’s much brighter people but I just had a plan.” After teaching in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs for a few years Terry moved out to the country and began relief work. “I applied and got a position as a classroom teacher in ’88 and I have been at Drysdale ever since, it’s a very nice school and its grown quite a lot in my 24 years here,” he said. “Drysdale is one of those special schools. We have nice children, great teachers, a supportive Principal and

Vice Principal and it’s always been that way.” Terry said Drysdale is a special school because it’s always been a big school with a country mentality so it’s not as tense. At the end of the day Terry said the most important thing he hopes to instill in his pupils is to be a good person. “Know what is right and wrong, you’re going to have rocket scientists and the ones who tinker with cars and that but basically the best thing you can do is give them the joy of education,” he said. As part of his celebrations Terry was recently asked by a fellow teacher what mark he would give being a teacher out of ten. “I said I would give it an eleven. There’s always going to be negatives to everything, there are a lot of negatives in education but not with teaching the children.”

Forty years and loving it

Teacher Terry Bradford is celebrating 40 years in the profession. TERRY Bradford is proof the only way a teaching career can have longevity is if the teacher loves what they do. As he celebrates his fortieth year of teaching, 24 of which have been at Drysdale Primary, Terry said with every generation that comes

through his doors a passion for teaching remains. “It’s never been holidays or pay that attracted me to teaching, it’s the fact you like to have a good job that does something, a job that helps people and teaching’s a worthwhile profession” he said.

“You do help people, you’re sort of helping these people here, for one year I know, but you’re helping carve out their careers and put them in good positions to do well in life.” Originally from Melbourne, Terry’s teaching career began after graduating

Hair salon celebrates first decade

AMF Hair Design owner Amanda Fisher with long-standing clients Norma Courtney and Jan Reynolds. DRYSDALE’S AMF Hair Design recently held their 10th birthday celebration to thank their loyal clients. “I wanted to give

something back to our clients for the support they have shown me,” said owner Amanda Fisher. “I have worked in Clifton Springs

Long-term AMF clients Sophie Maye and Kerry Bell.

/ Drysdale for 19 years and many of my original clients are still clients today.” Amanda praised her team of ‘talented hairdressers’

who operate out of the modern and stylish salon. “We work as a team supporting one another to be the best we can be,” she

said. Amf provides employment for eight people, four of which have been at the salon for four or more years.

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STRENGTH in numbers is the driving force behind three new display homes which are set to open in Drysdale. The Geelong Builders group co-founder Rob Whatman said they hoped the homes would signal the beginning of smaller local businesses challenging high volume builders. “A few years ago I was a small builder competing in the renovations and extension game and all that sort of stuff,” he said. “You might win a new home every now and then if you’re lucky enough to be good enough on price and it wasn’t something the high volume guys could do.” Rob said previously he would have been close to $80,000 out on a home before he joined the Independent Builders Network and combined forces with other small businesses. “I saw an opportunity to grow my business and expand into the new home market whereas previously it was untouchable for us,” he said. “The IBN’s an organisation which helps

GEELONG BUILDERS GROUP: Rob Whatman, Michael Parker, Peter Wright and Troy Ashton.

the smaller guys get back in line where they should be on pricing and systems, on all that sort of stuff.” Rob said he invested in the display homes alongside fellow Geelong Builder group members Troy Ashton, Peter Wright and Michael Parker in order to have a crack at the volume guys. “We try and think as smaller builders building a network as opposed to going hammer and tong against each other,” he said.

“The benefit of being in a group is that you no longer feel you’re out in the wilderness by yourself anymore, to actually sit down with other builders and bounce ideas off each other.” Troy said they focus heavily on using local tradesmen and buy local materials in order to support their community and drive their vision forward. “We don’t have subbies (sub-contractors) that

aren’t local whereas the volume guys, they may be operating locally but all the money and profit goes outside,” he said. “They may use local subbies as well but the difference with us is the money doesn’t leave, whatever money we make we spend here and that’s a real difference for the local areas.” Rob said they are hoping they receive support from the local community and in turn will continue

to provide jobs and opportunities for local tradesmen. “We’re here as local builders trying to make something of it and we hope local people support us because every dollar we make goes back into the local community,” he said. “The benefits are that local people get to deal with local builders that know the area and understand it, we support the footy clubs and we’re in that environment.”

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Drysdale club set for two-day junior open

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Why not bring a friend along. The more the merrier. The cost for the two days will be $50 per player which includes 2 days of tennis, prizes and sausage sizzles etc. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. Get in early. Places are limited. Entries close September 22, 2012. Please contact Junior Tennis Co-ordinator Kerry Humphrey on 0400 078 337 or email drysdalecomputers@ for an entry form or further information.


THE Drysdale Tennis Club will be holding an Under 18 two-day junior tennis tournament on September 27 and 28. This event is open to both members and nonmembers. If you’ve played a bit of tennis before and you are keen to improve your skills then why not come and have a go? The emphasis is on fun. Day one will comprise of round robin singles matches and day two doubles matches. The draw will be worked out based on players’ abilities.

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Hawks grab ex-AFL and coaching legend Fizgerald Fomer Geelong player and GFL coach takes over at Drysdale DRYSDALE Football Club has signed local coaching legend John Fitzgerald to fill the vacancy left by the departure of James Colbert. Fitzgerald has a rich history in local coaching with the former St Joseph’s premiership captain and Geelong AFL player taking both South Barwon and Bell Park to premierships in the GFL over the past decade.

Drysdale President Greg Scott could not contain his excitement at having attracted Fitzgerald to the club. “We believe that John is the ideal coach to take us to the next level, and that is why he was the first person we called after James decided to step aside” Scott said. “We have brought some great young players through our ranks over the past two years, and

we have another batch coming through from this years Colts side which made the finals in Division 1. Developing young talent has always been a priority at our club and we believe that John’s track record in this area will be of enormous benefit to this group”. The Hawks 2013 campaign effectively starts now with Fitzgerald meeting the playing group this week to outline

his plans and discuss their off season program. The club will then be looking to fill the other coaching roles and consider it’s recruitment program with an emphasis on retaining all of the current list. It is an absolute coup to get a coach of John Fitzgerald’s calibre to the club & it heralds the start of a new and exciting era at Drysdale.

NEW COACH: John Fitzgerald.

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Drysdale netball grand finals CELEBRATING: Drysdale’s victorious C grade side.

CELEBRATING: Drysdale’s under 17 (div 1).

B Grade grand final action v Anglesea.

B Grade grand final action v Anglesea.

B Grade grand final action v Anglesea.

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Comeback kings

SPRINGDALE Football has finished off the 2012 season in brilliant fashion - with the second division side earning a place in the Grand Final. Although falling to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Geelong, the club without its own ground, has quickly made its mark on the local soccer scene. The third division team just narrowly missed out on playing finals itself. As usual injuries have taken their toll on both teams late in the season. However the third division team has managed to blood some debutants late in the year who have all added some fresh run and spark. Eventually finishing 6th with some great late season results the boys really thrived under pressure to try and make

finals. Clinical finisher Joseph Dungey scored goals immediately when playing up in the second division, as did captain Murray Buchanun who shored up the midfield nicely. Springdale ‘2nds’ finished the season in fourth spot, with some tough games late on which they managed to win to cement finals football. The semifinal against neighbours Surfside ended up being one of Springdale’s finest ever wins. The ‘Republic’ came from 3-0 down in the second half to kick 5 unanswered goals, running over the top of Surfside and charging into the Grand Final. Coach Jarrod Gladman’s system of play really

Springdale celebrate after coming from 3-0 goals down to win 5-3 in their semi final against Surfside Waves.

began to sink in after so many weeks playing together, the boys are starting to play some flowing, exciting football. Off field the players have also had a few wins, with many a joyous and merry night been had discussing goals of the year, haircuts

of the year and just which indiscretion cost Swampy the captaincy. The club would like to offer a huge thanks to coaches Jarrod Gladman and Murray Buchanan this year for their tireless work on tactics and training, pumping up

the balls and marking the lines or just helping some of the ‘dustier’ players to tie their laces. Looking forward to football in 2013! Come down and join the ‘Republic’ at Springdale FC!

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community news

Spotlight Rotary ROTARY CLUB OF OCEAN GROVE R.O.S.E. Project The Rotary Club of Ocean Grove had a visit on Tuesday from Bendigo Rotarians Howard Osbourne and John Jones, who presented a summary of their successful ROSE Project. The ROSE project has run since 2004 and stands for Rotary Orphaned Student Exchange program. This program has seen 21 Thai orphans hosted by Australian families in Bendigo for 12 months. The children typically come from one of two orphanages operating in Pattaya and have either been abandoned by their parents or lost them through illness. The Thai students make major gains in their English skills and complete a formal English as a Second Language program at Girton College while here. The program has been so successful that Girton College has offered 4 year tuition scholarships to all of the orphans who have been in the program since 2008. Several of

those students have since gone on to graduate from universities in Thailand and Australia. For the last four years the Rotary Club of Ocean Grove has hosted the visiting students for two weeks in early December to give their host families a break. The Ocean Grove visits are a highlight for the young people involved. Pictured right are Micky and Annie, the two orphans who stayed in Ocean Grove last year with local host ‘mum’ Jan Borneman-Flett. Annie is now doing Year 9 at Girton College as part of her four year scholarship there. Our upcoming guest speakers over the coming weeks will be: former policeman, and regional Scout Commissioner Martin Stow, Helen Butteriss, Principal from WHK Ocean Grove to talk about the B.E.A.R initiative, Drysdale Rotarian Catherine Eagleson on puzzle solving, our local optometrist Majella O’Connor on eye health, and young heart

transplant survivor Aaron Habgood. To come along to any one of these meetings please give our Membership Coordinator John Paton a call on 0419 237 412. Art Show Planning for the Club’s 2012 Art Show is well under way and the show will be launched on Friday 2nd November at the Point Lonsdale Primary School’s Activity Centre. The show runs across the weekend and concludes on the Sunday. All works are for sale, apart from the Acquisitive Prize which goes to a major sponsor. Last year’s event was a huge success and raised over $17,000 for local charities and Rotary projects. The Rotary Club donates the proceeds back to local charities and club projects, with this year’s major beneficiaries being Cottage by the Sea, Rainbow Riders and Riding Develops Ability. Entries are starting to come in quickly and can be for one of the four categories General

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Micky and Annie, the two Thai orphans who stayed in Ocean Grove last year with local host ‘mum’ Jan Borneman-Flett.

Last year’s best painting category by Julie Reason.

Art, Street/Stencil Art, Painting, and Drawing. So mark the dates in your calendar and if you have an artistic bent, then get busy as there is definitely still time to enter the show. Full detail and entry forms are available from the Club’s website.

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Pictured above is last year’s winning artist for the Best Painting Category “Owls” by Julie Reason. For more information or to see what Rotary is doing or how you can help with its work, check out its website at www.

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New breaky trailor

Pete Johnston, Cheryl Timbury, Pearl Webster and Howard Timbury.

THE Lions Club Geelong Breakfast group joined forces with Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads club for a meet and greet and new trailor launch last week. The club is the only group in the area that meets for breakfast and is not limited to a demographic area, as with most Lions clubs. Recently the club replaced

its old trailer with a carefully designed new model which will be used for future community fundraising barbecues and sausage sizzles, like the one held at Barwon Heads foreshore. New members are always welcome. More information from the club president Cheryl Timbury, herself an Ocean Grover, on 0402 045636.

Pirates capture Grove snooker title THE Pirates have taken out Ocean Grove Snooker League’s premiership. A good crowd came out to watch the final between the The Lodge and the Pirates at McGlashans Winery. It went down to the wire with some unexpected game results and a great comeback by The Lodge when they were on the skids down 4-1. As it progressed to an 8 game final it was the early form of the Pirates that won the day as having the score on the board always makes it harder on the opponents. In the end Pirates won the final 5-3 in a long tough tussle. Bad luck The Lodge you fought it out to the end. Special thanks to all involved it refereeing and scoring the gamesand to all that came along to watch. A big thank you to Russ and Jan for providing a fabulous venue and environment to play our final. Gez Above: the audience.

Pictured left: the winning Pirates team.

Below: runners up, The Lodge.

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Volunteers honour the promise SEVERAL Ocean Grove men and women braved the cold to raise funds during Legacy’s annual collection week. War widow Stella Wilson said the charity provides support for families who’ve lost a spouse or parent during or after service for the Defense Force. “My husband died 42 years ago in WWII. He was serving in Papua New Guinea. I’ve been collecting for Legacy now for over 20 years,” she said. “I had four children when my husband died and my youngest child was only

15 at the time so Legacy provided assistance with him.” Volunteer Ross Smith has been collecting since 1990 and said the support the charity provides was vital for those affected. “It’s important as we have war widows, widows that lost their husbands during the war and children we helped educate after the Black Hawk helicopter went down in Queensland,” he said. Fellow collector Brian Inglis said that last year Legacy raised roughly $82,000 for the Geelong

Brian Inglis, Neil Winsor and Ross Smith.

and Bellarine region, Ocean Grove contributing around $3,000 towards the total. “People are very generous

in the main, we have a large collection of people that come and give to Legacy and we have just one week

a year, I’ve been doing it for about four years now,” he said. Despite volunteering for the first time War Veteran Neil Winsor said the cause was a very important one to him. “I’ve only been collecting for two days but I’m a returned soldier from Korea so I thought I’d give them (Legacy) a few hours,” he said. “It’s a very good cause, the people that donate the money say what a good job we’re doing they also thank us for what we’ve done for them.”

Op shop quickly proves its worth OCEAN Grove’s newest opportunity shop Dove has made massive contributions to the community since opening in April last year. Shop Committee member Dianne Sapwell said between the period of February and July of this year they had raised $31,500 which was then redistributed. “What needs to be stressed is the money raised goes straight back into the Geelong and


Bellarine community,” she said. “Lots of people think an opportunity shop that’s connected to the church means the church gets the money but we don’t. After expenses all the money raised is distributed to organisations the committee chooses.”

Volunteer workers Robin Munro and Wendi Bridge said it was a wonderful place to work and enjoyed the perks of the job. “I love meeting people and I love looking at all of the beautiful clothes. I’ve bought many bargains including the shoes I’m wearing now,” Robin said. “I’ve been volunteering every Friday morning since it opened, so almost 18 months now and I love it.”

Volunteer workers Robin Munro and Wendi Bridge.

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grove tennis

Grove club prepares for summer season Juniors We have had a great response for this coming Summer season with 14 junior teams, and many new faces. We should hear from the association very soon about official teams and will advise all parents and juniors of their teams as soon as we can. There is a ‘meet and greet’ on Saturday (September 22) at 10am for all junior players to meet their new team members, welcome new families and have a hit

with their new team mates. There will be a barbecue and soft drinks for lunch. All junior players need to attend as information on teams, the draw and rosters will be given out on this day. The junior president and committee members will also be in attendance. Friday night practice is a new initiative that the committee will trial this season for juniors. There will be team practice most Friday nights during the season.




This is a good chance to socialise with other juniors and have a non competitive hit. There will also be sausages and drinks available for $1.00 to raise money for an end of season junior activity. Please check the board and/or emails for more details once the season commences. There will be a school holiday clinic at OGTC in the second week of the school holidays. This could be a good chance for

new players to get a few tips, and current junior members to sharpen those skills before Summer season commences. The clinic will be run by Julie Golightly and David Franks, our club coaches, from Tuesday 2nd October to Thursday 4th October 4 from 10am to 12noon. The cost is $60 for three days, or $25 per day for individual days. Non members also welcome. Seniors There will be six Senior


teams this season including some new faces to the club. We’d like to welcome the new members, and their families, and hope that they enjoy their time at OGTC. AFL Grand Final Day (for OGTC club members only) There will be a Grand Final Day at OGTC for families to watch the AFL Grand Final together on a big screen. BYO lunch and enjoy a day with other Ocean Grove Tennis Club

members. The barbecue will be on and courts will be open for those who would like a hit. A great chance to welcome new families and socialise before the summer season commences. All club members welcome. Stay tuned for more news about senior’s activities during the season. Ladies Wednesday night comp The ladies group are being very active this season and will be participating in

Relay for Life. If you are an old or current member and want to get involved in Relay for Life please contact Anne on 0423 438 290. They are currently doing small fundraising activities each Wednesday night and have already raised $670. The Wednesday night ladies are just coming to the end of a season. If you are an experienced player, and would like to join then call Anne 0423 438 290 as teams are currently filling up.


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Grove v Cobras in round two THE Bellarine Peninsula Cricket Association has released the 2012/13 A-Grade fixture for the upcoming season, writes Mark Heenan. The new fixture comprises of 11 rounds with the first round a one-dayer to commence the season on Saturday October 6. Highlights of the draw, include defending A-Grade premiers Collendina’s Grand Final re-match against arch rivals Ocean Grove in round two at Ocean Grove Memorial Recreation Reserve. Runners-up last season Ocean Grove, said they would need to start well in order to figure prominently in the finals. “Draw looks ok, hopefully get off to a good start and not have to play catch up after the break,” Ocean Grove coach Lucas Cameron said. The 2012/13 A-Grade fixture also includes the possibility of the BPCA Grand Final being played over three days in case of bad weather. “The third day is just a spare day, just in case we lose time, that is the only reason why that is there,” BPCA Secretary Daryl Burns said. “One of the (opening) two days would have to be washed out for that happen – it is just a spare day in case we need it.”

Dunne takes open PORT Fairy’s Chris Dunne claimed overall gross winner honours at the Ocean Grove Golf Club Open earlier this month, writes Mark Heenan. Dunne won the men’s 36-hole stroke event with scores of 75 and 68, which also included an eagle in his second round on the fifth hole. Alistair Carroll from Barwon Valley and Portarlington Golf Clubs, scored a memorable

hole-in-one at the annual event. Local Ocean Grove Golf Club product Scott Beyer was the A Grade Gross winner with scores of 74 and 71. “We had a great week, we had hole-in-one in the mixed event,” Ocean Grove Golf Club Captain Cyril Walsh said. The Ocean Grove Golf Open is a week-long event that runs from Monday September 3 through to Sunday September 9.

Mens 36 hole stroke event Overall Gross Winner: Chris Dunne (Port Fairy) with Ray Danks.

Ladies 4BBB Winners: Judy Lawrence (Lonsdale) and Vic Benham (Clifton Springs). Left: Men’s 4BBB Winners: Evan Kelly and Andy Everett (Clifton Springs) with Rhonda Renfrey representing Beaton Bros.

Above: Ladies Stroke Event Gross Winner: Irene Ramsay (Portarlington) with Chad from Hotondo Homes. Left: Mixed Pinehurst Foursomes Nett Winners: Chris and Barry Jolley (Ocean Grove) with Chris Brooks and Simone Davie from Drummond Golf.

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60 overs, and not out A LARGE group of Ocean Grove/Barwon Heads “flannelled fools” will saddle up again this season for a summer’s over 60s cricket. They include Graham Mulroney, Bernie Clancy, Don Everett, Craig D’Arcy, Greg Lott, Mike Booth, Peter Fankhauser and Andrew Macdonald. And the Geelong Over 60s Cricket Club, of which they are all members, are as keen as mustard. But they could hardly be keener than Wayne Bickerdike, of Bell Post Hill, who has been waiting very impatiently for the past couple of years for his 60th birthday – so he can play over 60s cricket! Wayne, a medium pacer and handy bat, finally achieved his goal in the last game of last season, when he was capped by the Geelong Over 60 Cricket Club to play against Warrandyte. He took 1 for 30 and made 11 runs not out. But fate put a spanner in the works – he’s now working in Canberra. Undeterred, Wayne is determined to fly back to Geelong as often as possible this season to add to his

Local over 60s cricketers get in some training at the Ocean Grove nets.

one-game tally. The club, entering its fourth season as a member of the Victorian Over 60 Cricket Association (VOSCA), has grown from an initial group of about 10 players to more than 30 now – and looking for more “recruits”. Club Secretary Graham Mulroney, of Ocean Grove, said a record 14 players turned up to the club’s first training run this season, at the Indoor Sports Centre,

in Gravel Pit Rd, South Geelong last Wednesday evening. This year the club, which is affiliated with the Newtown and Chillwell Cricket Club at Queens Park, but also plays games at Grovedale and Bell Post Hill, as well as “away” games in Melbourne, is slotted to play 19 Sunday games and possibly nine mid-week. “ That’s almost a weekly schedule which is tough

work for aging legs, backs and hammies,” Mulroney said, “so we’re always looking for new players to rotate. We’re not all as fit as we used to be! And we want to ensure everyone gets a fair go. “We have also entered a team in the Australian championships in Adelaide November 10-15 and believe we’ll do well.” That team is managed by Geelong player and VOSCA Vice President

Ross Price. Super keen Ross and others have also been competing in Melbourne over winter and overseas. Indoor training at the indoor centre is on the next four Wednesdays from 5.30 to 6.30 pm before reverting to outdoors at Stinton Oval, Queens Park in October. Mulroney can be contacted on 0419 549 706, at graham. or through the club’s website, www.geelongover60.vic.

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football 2013

Jack to lead Grubbers NEW Ocean Grove playing coach Shane Jack is already down to business after signing a one-year contract last week with the Grubbers for 2013, writes Mark Heenan. Jack, 32, who has spent two years as a playing assistant coach at Ocean Grove, replaces Cameron McGregor who stood down after three years in a non-playing coaching role. Jack intends to appoint a new bench day coach, two playing assistant coaches and a new Chairman of Selectors. Current Co-captain Rowan O’Callaghan looms as one of the favourites to take one of the two playing assistant co-coaching positions. At the end of the 2009 season the Grubbers lost up to 17 players, but Jack said it remained a focus to keep the core playing group at Ocean Grove in 2013. “That’s why I have tried to get on to it pretty much straight away,” Jack told the Ocean Grove Voice last week.


“I’ll be contacting the players in the next week or so, obviously we had our (Reserves) side in the Grand Final and so I’m going to leave them boys alone. “I’m going to try and get in contact with all the playing group and I’m going to try secure as many players over the next week. “I will target what I think we will need recruits wise,

but the first thing I am going to try and do is tie up our young players.” The last time Ocean Grove had a playing coach was when Mathew Sproule led the Grubbers in 2008. Jack, who had previous playing stints at Geelong West in the GFL and notched up 50 games with Werribee in the VFL, had been linked to several other Bellarine Football

League clubs for a senior coaching position. The versatile player said he had the desire to be a senior coach next season, but his first preference was to stay at the Grubbers. “The process started a couple of weeks ago, I put my application in,” Jack said last week. “I got a phone call to go down to the (club) last Tuesday night, went there had a meeting and then after the meeting got offered the job. “I accepted the job late Tuesday night last week. “I always told Ocean Grove that I wanted to get into coaching – that was my first preference (to stay) at Ocean Grove and that is how it ended up, so it was good.” Ocean Grove Football Club president Geoff Cunningham said Jack’s great rapport with the current playing group and his leadership skills were key factors behind the appointment. Cunningham indicated up to 10 applicants had applied for the prized role at the Grubbers. “We thought (Jack) had

a clear vision of where he wanted the club to be, he had his finger on the pulse as far as recruiting goes, he is well respected in the club and the playing group,” Cunningham said. “He conducted himself in a professional manner.” Jack played 19 senior matches for the Grubbers and kicked 13 goals in 2012, which included a five-goal haul in Ocean Grove’s 17-point loss to Modewarre in the First Semi-Final on September 2. Outside of Football, the Hamlyn Heights-based Jack has a young family with two young children and works full-time with an Electronics company in Moolap. “Obviously I had to talk to the wife, we have got a two-year-old and a new five-month old, so I have got two girls, I had to have the support from them, I have got that,” he said. “My work is in Moolap, so I’m only 10 minutes from Ocean Grove and 10 minutes from home. “I am kind of like in between.”

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voice soccer

Girls get grand final action

HOTSHOT: Josh Kuipers.

Forty goal Josh MEET Surfside Waves youngster Josh Kuipers, who is fast becoming a goal scoring machine on the soccer field, writes Mark Heenan. The pint-sized nine-yearold who plays the dual roles as midfielder and striker is coming off an impressive season after scoring 40 goals in his 16 games with the Waves. He was the leading goal scorer for his Under 9’s team in 2012, including a bag of six goals against Barwon Heads and five goals against the St Leonards-based Bellarine Sharks. Father Pat, the coach of the Under 9’s Surfside Waves team, said although Josh was small in size his speed and presence in front of goals had been invaluable. “He is really short (for his

age), but he is quick,” Pat said. “People under-estimate him because he is small - But they soon learn that he is quick and he actually knows how to play the game well. “He has good foot skills, he is a terrific dribbler, he certainly knows where the goals are.” Josh got into soccer after he and his family moved to Ocean Grove three years ago from Ballarat. The passion for the sport grew after Josh started playing soccer at the Bellarine Sports and Aquatic Centre in Ocean Grove under the guidance of Surfside Waves President Brian Burgess junior academy program. “I had a shot at playing soccer (at BASC) and I just loved it,” an enthused Josh said. This season the Under 9’s

Surfside Waves won 14 of their 16 games. Pat paid tribute to Surfside Waves President Brian Burgess in nurturing youngsters to the club. “Brian has given the kids a really good grounding with their foot skills,” Pat said. “Most of the kids in the Under 9’s have come through Brian Burgess’ little academy on a Saturday morning.” Josh, who is in Grade Three at Star of the Sea Primary School in Ocean Grove, is a keen Manchester United Fan in the English Premier League and his favourite player is United Striker Wayne Rooney. He supports Essendon in the AFL and also plays football with the Ocean Grove Collendina Cobras Junior Football Club.

THE best two teams in the under 13 girls competition faced off in the grand final with second placed Surfside meeting top of the table Surf Coast. It was Surfside who started the better against their high fancied opponents and thanks to a great goal from Caitlin Pickett took a much deserved lead. Surf Coast have dominated the season’s competition but were struggling to come to terms with some fantastic defensive pressure from the Surfside girls. It was very nearly 2-0 when the Waves caught the Surf Coast defence on the counter attack but somehow Surf Coast managed to scramble the ball away for a corner. The second half saw

Surfside Waves under 13s after their game against Surf Coast. end to end soccer with the Waves defending brilliantly. With less than 3 minutes on the clock a Surf Coast corner was unluckily

deflected into the net to level the scores at 1-1. This lifted the Surf Coast spirits and despite some resolute defending from the Waves

they managed to grab the winner with less than 30 seconds remaining in the game. Congratulations to Surf Coast.

Under 17s come close against Kardinia College SURFSIDE Waves went up against Kardinia College (who have won the last 3 years and not been challenged in the grand final). It was a different story in this grand final as the game had to be decided in extra time. No side dominated and it was very even with equal control of the ball in the different areas of the ground. Kardinia scored first with a beautiful header into the top right hand corner. Surfside quickly went on the counter attack slotting it past the goalie after a strong

run. Late in the game the Kardinia goalie made a freak save from another counter attack which would have sealed it for the waves. Unlucky. Kardinia only had one chance in normal time that they put away due to the defending power of the Waves and frustration could be seen and heard from the Kardinia girls who were not used to being restricted. Midfielders and forwards were also brilliant to watch as it was a real battle with many girls being run off their feet and

exhausted by the end. After two 45 minute halves 1-1. Extra time was two more 15 minute halves. 10 minutes into extra time, a high ball bounced over the waves goalkeeper (the game was played on synthetic turf which has an unusually high bounce) to give Kardinia the lead. The mighty Waves went on counter attack after counter attack leaving gaps but going for it. Over the cross bar and to the left of the post. With 5 minutes to go Kardinia snuck another one through and the waves still would not give up

creating chances. The end of game presentations acknowledged the improvement of all Surfside players and the admiration by all parents was noted. The Surfside Waves were mainly an U15 team (There was no Geelong girls U15 competition this year) playing a highly experienced school U17 team that have dominated the competition. To have come so close to taking the title was no mean feat.. Congratulations girls, great effort.

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voice baseball

Bears give all in tough final AT the end of the season it was all about the C Grade Blues giving Bellarine their only opportunity for a flag. The first week of the finals saw Bellarine face Deakin and unfortunately they were unable to pull off with the win, going down 9-10. Positives for the match were that Cheyne McLean had an absolutely brilliant game, with 2 hits, 4 RBI’s and pitching great for 3 ½ innings and great games also from David Zoutman (2H, 1 RBI), Dane Wise-Graham (1H, 2 RBI), and great fielding by everyone in the team. In the end it was just very unlucky that we didn’t win the game. Week Two of the finals saw Bellarine face a firey Lara Wildcats side, and coming out winners 11-6. Bellarine and Lara were at each other’s throats the whole game with argument after argument, with several players nearly being thrown out of the game from both sides. Cheyne McLean proved again why he is the best player in the team for the Bears, pitching the whole game (5 innings, 95 pitches) and scoring an RBI. Brad Winter also showed why he is a force to be reckoned with, having his first home run, 2 hits and 4 RBI’s.

Bears making a play at second base

Ben Leith proved his skills, playing a great game at first base and moving plays around with the bat. Now it’s grand final time, and it’s Bellarine versus Deakin again, and they knew Deakin were going to bring their A game. Unfortunately it was just not our time, and Deakin became the C Grade champions, winning 14-4. The Blues gave their all in this game, but it just seemed like they were not with it. The coaches will admit, some of the errors that were made were very unlucky, but they also had errors which could have been prevented. Chris Dunn and Cheyne McLean both pitched well for the game, but it just wasn’t enough to help get them over the line. Standouts for the game

were Peter Hockey (2H, 2RBI’s) Matt Connell with his fielding and Brad Winter with his ever consistent batting. Two weeks ago Bellarine held their presentation night for 2012, and amongst their already amazing array of life members, they welcomed in two new members. Graham “Dicko” Dickson has been a backbone for Bellarine Bears for such a long period of time. He is always helping out, getting sponsors, and his belief in educating the young at our club is something to be admired. His coaching prowess is what only one can dream of, because he has been around for such a long time and he just knows the game to perfection. He inspires his players to always better themselves

Back Row: Ben Leith, Darcy Phelan, Brad Winter, Matt Connell, Dane Wise-Graham, Cheyne McLean, Ashley Lomas, Josh Spiller and Peter Hockey. Front Row: David Zoutman, Jess Riddett, coach Chris Dunn and Brad Hockey

at the game and improve skills day by day, because he will always take the time if someone is willing to listen and learn. There is no one more deserving of a life membership at Bellarine. Our second life membership was awarded to our treasurer, Michael “Stotty” Stott. Ocean Grove born and bred, Stotty joined Bellarine in 1997 and became treasurer in 2005. His passion for this club is amazing, and he always takes care of everyone before even thinking about himself. His effort is not just in club time but the effort that he puts outside is absolutely outstanding. There was no second thought to giving this to Michael, as his continued loyalty and dedication to Bellarine, it players and its

committee was one that only we can imagine will continue for a lifetime. If anybody wants to learn the skills of baseball and get their children involved in this great game, Bellarine are running a program called RallyCaps. Graham Dickson and president of Bellarine David Crotty show children who are just a little bit too young for junior baseball to develop the skills before they become of age. If anybody is interested in joining, RallyCaps is being run at the Geelong Baseball Centre, Waurn Ponds on Friday nights at 5pm so you can turn up on the night or if you would like some more information on the program, contact David Crotty on 0418520259. By Christina Cameron

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junior netball finals

Grove grab spoils at THE big day arrived. Ocean Grove took a huge five teams to the grandfinal at Torquay for their division. A great turnout for the club. A big well done to all the girls and their coaches for getting to this stage. All the Ocean Grove supporters and parents donned their red jumpers and scarves. This would be the last cold netball morning for a while. The first game started at 8:30am. With a huge amount of support showing up for the first OG game, the day was underway. 13 and under (div 1) The girls at Grove got off Above, Ocean Grove u13 (div 1).

Left, action from Ocean Grove u17 (div 2).

Right: premiers - Ocean Grove u17 (div 2). Pictures: LINDSAY KELLEY

to a fantastic start, playing some very controlled netball all over the court. All through the game the girls played consistently and confidently leaving Heads wondering what they could do to narrow Ocean Grove’s lead on them, but our girls proved they were unbeatable. Taking out a great win, Ocean Grove’s 26 to Barwon Heads 17. Best on court went to Taya Payne who also was awarded best on by her coaches along with Michaela Giblin and Emily Moroney. Congratulation to the girls and their coaches, Lauren and Kelsey Ollis on a great effort this season. 13 and under (div 2)

After a close half, the girls gradually worked their way back into the game and started to make their mark. In the second half the girls picked up the pace and began to break away. Working well all the way down the court and playing consistent netball the Ocean Grove girls took out yet another win, defeating Torquay 9 to Ocean Grove 15. Best on court went to the “pocket rocket” Emma Mullaly, who played a fantastic, consistent game of netball. Emma also received a best players award. Well done Emma. Other best players went to Leah Buckner andSienna Beasley.

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junior grand finals Congratulations girls and the coaches also did a fantastic job this season. Well done to Vicki and Kelly. 15 and under (div 1) A close game kept the girls from Grove on their toes. All the girls played a consistent, clean game to come away with a 6 goal win. Ocean Grove 20 to Drysdales 14. Best players went to Meg Badrock, Bridget Taylor and Paige Woolhouse. Congratulations to everyone. Well done to Paula(coach). She’s done an excellent job teaching the girls this season. 15 and under (div 2) These girls defiantly

stamped their name on the match early in the game. The girls led at the end of each change and ended the game with a huge lead. Ocean Grove, 30 to Torquay, 11. Best on court went to a well deserved Amina King, who played an unbelievable game. Well Done Amina. Best players went to Keely Babb, Greta Gant and Matilda Doyle. Well done girls and congratulations to Sharna for coaching an undefeated team all season. Well done to all the girls throughout the season, you’ve all played excellently. Good luck to everyone next season.

17 and under (div 2) Off to a good start the girls looked like they had their game already under control at the first break, with a 4 goal lead. Yet, once Drysdale settled into the game, they came back and from then on it was tight. A close tussle for the winning goals had the supporters from both sides anxious to see the outcome. With a skilled and knowledgable coach backing the girls, they pulled through and came out with a great win. Ocean Grove’s 26 to Drysdale’s 22. Well done to Bec Watson, Lauren Barber and Bianca

O’Callaghan for receiving best players. Well done to the girls and Lorraine (Coach) with a fantastic season. Friday Night - Kardinia Netball Competition All Abilities Trying their best to stay in the game, OG put up a strong fight against Newtown. Unfortunately Newtown was too strong and Ocean Grove was unable to come out with a win. Newtown 11 to Ocean Grove, 8. All the players have improved tremendously throughout the season and should be very proud of their accomplishments, and the way they displayed

fantastic sportsmanship. Well done to Vicki for coaching a great season of netball. 17 and under (div 3) Wintery conditions didn’t help the girls in their quest for finals glory. Ocean Grove had a close encounter with South Barwon last Friday night. Even though the girls couldn’t quite keep up with the South Barwon girls. There was some fantastic netball played by all the girls at OG. Best players went to Chelsea Taylor, Chelsea Garrard and Jayne Fendyk. Well Done to all the girls and their coaches Bree and Jaimie. All the best for next season girls.

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PREMIERS: Unders 13 (div 2).


PREMIERS: Unders 15 (div 2).

PREMIERS: Unders 15 (div 1).

Best on court: Taya Payne.

VOICE Sports Co-ordinator and reporter Mark Heenan (MH) interviews Ocean Grove Director of Netball Jo Britt (JB) about the Grubbers plans to move their netball base from Draper Street to the new facilities at Shell Road in 2013. MH: What is happening with the Ocean Grove Netball Club and your plans to play at Shell Road in 2013? JB: We are planning to play next year at Shell Road. MH: Have you had any recent contact with local Beangala Ward councillor Jan Farrell or any further contact with local

Council to discuss the financial ramifications of a move? JB: We are currently in discussion with Jan Farrell and the City Of Greater Geelong regarding the move and facilities needed. MH: Are you concerned if you moved to Shell Road in 2013 that the Netball and Football Clubs will become “separate”

because your home locations will be further away? JB: The positives of the move to Shell Rd outweigh the slightly further distance from footballcompliant courts, better parking, safe area for warm ups, decent lights for training and the possibility of hosting night games. MH: Providing the Grubbers

move to Shell Road next season how will the Netball club work with the Ocean Grove Football club going forward? JB: The social club rooms for the Football and Netball club will be at Draper St and that is where netball players will go after home games.

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Flag-winning SATURDAY September 15, 2012, will be remembered as a significant day in the history of the Ocean Grove Football Club. Just days after the Grubbers secured the services of senior playing coach Shane Jack for 2013, Ocean Grove scored a memorable 41-point victory over ladder leaders Torquay to claim the BFL Reserves Grade Premiership at Drysdale. Final scores Ocean Grove 16.10.106 defeated Torquay 9.11.65. What made the win even more incredible, it was only Torquay’s second loss for the season after the Grubbers defeated the Tigers by seven points in round nine. The win capped off Ocean Grove’s second reserves premiership in four years, after their 2009 triumphant win at Torquay against Barwon Heads. Four members of the 2009 premiership team played in Saturday’s amazing flag including retiring playing co-coach

Kane Montgomery, Tim Langley, Jake Wilson and James O’Connor. Non-playing coach Adrian Stapleton, who coached the Grubbers reserves to premiership glory with Shane Bailey in 2009, could not have been any prouder of his playing group. “It was testament to the boys they busted their arse, not only today (Saturday), but the last two weeks on the training track, they’ve worked their butt off,” Stapleton said. “We had a team meeting at my house on the morning of the match, we watched a motivational DVD and I knew the boys were switched on from there – they had that look in their eye. “This is the 11th Grand Final win (as a player and coach) I have been involved in and this is the most special – coaching this one was that much

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phenomenal special. “I am rapt because it was all the kids and they took so much out of it and they listened.” Stapleton said Torquay had been a tough opposition and highly competitive all season. “Torquay have been a fantastic side and they just gave us contest after contest,” Stapleton said. “They (Torquay) have been the best side all year and we had to play our A-Grade game to beat them and we did.” Montgomery, who has been involved in 14 Grand Finals at Ocean Grove as a player throughout his distinguished career, described the feeling as amazing. “It is amazing,” Montgomery said. “The feeling you get when you win a Grand Final is quite special. “Sometimes you are just trying to still pinch yourself that you have actually done it.” Montgomery paid tribute to the entire 2012 Reserves playing group, even those who did not

play on Saturday. “All the blokes who missed out through injury or blokes who missed out are part of it – Everyone who contributes to the team is part of the team,” he said. MEANWHILE the match lived up to the hype as a fierce coastal rival clash between Ocean Grove and Torquay in the first half. Lively forward Travis Gavin was brilliant kicking eight goals for the match, turning the Tigers defenders inside out in the final term, and won the medal for being named best on ground. Teammate Sean Britt, who kicked one goal, played one of the games of his life with his fearless attack on the ball and won high praise from his teammates and coaches. “He (Sean Britt) just plays with his mates and backs himself, he does not realise how good a footballer he is,” Stapleton said. The first two quarters were a tussle with the Grubbers leading by four

points at quarter-time and at half-time by four points. The game was also a battle between Torquay’s big men and the Grubbers youngsters who lifted with the intensity as the game progressed. The margin increased at three-quarter time to seven points with the fast running Ocean Grove team starting to run rampant over Torquay ahead of the final quarter. Daniel Freeman was sensational and kicked four goals and along with Gavin was virtually unstoppable in the second half. The final quarter saw the Grubbers win vital centre clearances and provide great delivery to veteran Wayde ‘Chooka’ Piec who was always a looming target along with Travis Gavin. The Grubbers grabbed the early ascendancy in the fourth quarter and always looked destined for the win with 7 goals to 2 in the final term and sent their loyal Ocean Grove fan base into hysteria.

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VETERAN CHAMPS: Wade ‘Chooka’ Piec and Kane Montgomery enjoy the moment.

SCOREBOARD OCEAN GROVE 15.11.106 DEFEATED TORQUAY 9.11.65 Goal Kickers: T. Gavin 8, D. Freeman 4, A. Lowson , S. Britt , J. Hinkley , W. Piec Best Players: S. Britt, T. Gavin, T. Foott, S. Grant, A. Donald, J. Milnes Sean Britt.



RETIRING player co-coach Kane Montgomery (inset) is carried from the field by his teammates after leading them to a famous win over Torquay at Drysdale on Saturday. Right: Travis Gavin celebrates one of his eight goals in a performance that earned him best on ground - and a premiership medal. Story and pictures pages 44-45.


Celebrations for Ocean Grove under 15 (div 1) side after winning the flag in the grand finals at Torquay. Results and pictures pages 42-43.


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