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Best in the state Local fire fighters head to NSW

BRAVE: A firefighter battles the NSW bushfires. PICTURE COURTESY OF ABC.

BEST: Matt Flapper, Tim Fookes, Adele Ryan, Terry Brady, Doug Gorwell and Tom Bramwell proudly celebrate a huge award. both on and off the field. Club Manager Timothy playing, winning the for the hard work STEPHANIE NAYLOR “The club is certainly Fookes said. Premier league in the everyone has contributed OCEAN Grove is home moving in the right Having employed State division, that’s as over the past few years. to the best bowls club in direction, having also Australian Jackaroo good as it gets,” Timothy “This is a very the state. been shortlisted for best team member Matthew added. prestigious award and Taking out the Best chef and restaurant of Flapper as coach, the club Chairman of the club we’re very proud to have Bowling Club for 2013, the year, it only adds to has had great success Terry Brady could not be won it. We’ll strive to the recent Community the success from our over the 2013 season. happier with the award, maintain this standard Clubs Association of most recent season,” “We’ve seen a great stoked for the club to and look forward to the Victoria Gala Dinner Ocean Grove Bowls improvement in our receive some recognition future,” Mr Brady said. topped off a stellar season

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TEN CFA members from District 7, both staff and volunteers, left for NSW last Tuesday for a three day and night deployment in aid of the devastating fires. Amongst them are local Ocean Grove CFA volunteers and staff Matt Geerings, Wayne Noble and Jason Barry.

The group, made up of Ocean Grove, Bellarine Group, Torquay, Belmont, Barwon Heads and Grovedale, are undertaking the task of radio operators where required. The group was also on call as an Incident Management Team at a Divisional Command point, as required.


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Elderly couple hurt in crash AN elderly couple were taken to hospital after a two-car crash on Grubb Rd in Wallington earlier this month. The man and woman in their 90s were hurt after their Holden sedan (pictured right) collided with a stationary BMW wagon that was waiting to turn right in to Swan Bay Rd just before 3.30pm on Thursday

October 17. The couple were taken by ambulance with back and chest injuries. A man and his daughter were checked over at the scene but did not require hospital treatment. Fire crews from Wallington and Ocean Grove were joined by SES, paramedics and police in dealing with the incident.

DEDICATION: Bob Kershaw at work at Ocean Grove Hardware.

Bob's 43-year career earns statewide hardware's prestigious award STEPHANIE NAYLOR

POPULAR Ocean Grove Hardware employee Bob Kershaw has been awarded the state industry’s highest honour. Bob’s 43 years in the hardware business was recognised at the the Hardware Association of Victoria and Tasmania’s annual awards gala dinner last Saturday, where he won Retail Employee of the Year. “This award is judged across all hardware

employees in Victoria so it’s a tremendous achievement,” Ocean Grove Hardware owner Paul Drake said. Paul nominated Bob for the award, where he endorsed his tremendous rapport with customers and his exemplary level of customer service. “Winning the award is a team effort in my opinion. Customer service is always my number one priority, and without the customers and the team I work with around

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me, I would not have got what I got,” Bob explained. Bob’s career, stretching over four decades, started back at McEwans hardware store in Corio, which is now Bunnings Warehouse. “I worked there for 20 years, started off as the low of the low and slowly working my way up to manager,” Bob reminisced. Bob’s dedication to his job at Ocean Grove Hardware is highlighted by his

40-minute drive to work from Corio everyday. “I love my job, Paul Drake is a fantastic leader and boss and I love the Ocean Grove people,” Bob said. Bob moved from the UK to Corio in 1970, along with his wife Rose. “I met Rose when she was 15 and migrating from Scotland to Australia, I was working on the boat as a bellboy, we’ve been together ever since,” Bob explained.

Rose has been a major support for Bob throughout his career. “She was even understanding at the times where I’ve slept at the shop overnight because we’ve been that busy organizing for the next day,” Bob laughed. Bob plans on retiring in two years and is looking forward to seeing the world again, in particular travelling back to the UK for a visit with his wife.


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Laura brings team together for mother STEPHANIE NAYLOR

LONG-TIME local Laura Myers has put together a team for the upcoming Bellarine Relay for Life in memory of her mother, Roz. Roz was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme in October 2011. She passed away a year later after various treatments and a courageous battle. She was 57. “It’s my first time participating in the Bellarine Relay For Life, and I really want to raise awareness and funds to research this specific form of cancer, GBM, ” Laura said. Many people in Team Roz have been affected by cancer in their family and friendship circles. It’s

made up of the Myers’ family, friends and coworkers. Laura believes the dreadful illness brings people together. “My mum Roz had such a vivacious personality and positive outlook on life, which I think touched a lot of people,” Laura said. Laura’s dad Chris, mum Roz and younger brother Trent have lived in Ocean Grove since the late 1980s. Trent and Laura both grew up attending local schools, with Laura now a prep teacher at Surfside Primary School. Along with the team’s own fundraising, Team Roz is collaborating with the SOUL Longboarding Club as part of the relay’s fundraising.

WORTHY CAUSE: Laura Myers, Sue Meier, Brian Tucker (president SOUL Longboard) and Chris Myers. raffle items donated by “My dad and brother Strapper and Murf ’s have have been long-time helped raise funds in members of the SOUL Roz’s memory. Longboarding Club. The “The support of our club was discussing the family and friends over relay, and generously the past two years since came on board to help losing mum has been with our fundraising incredible. It’s great the efforts and in memory way the Relay For Life of Roz. We are thrilled brings the community with their support of our together for such an team,” Laura said. important cause in cancer Generous donations research,” Laura added. from the club, as well as

Getting together for a cause

WHO knew that through good coffee, music and company came good mental health? Music Box is a new initiative being implemented by coffee shops and restaurants around Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads. The get together involving coffee, communication and music hopes to raise community awareness and help destigmatise mental illness. Pathways Rehabilitation and Support Services along with ANZ grants are running the sessions. “Anyone coming in to one of these coffee shops will be able to take part in the Music Box by either playing along with a Music Box facilitator or learning about the benefits of music and good mental health,” Chris Lavars from Pathways Rehabilitation said. The launch is on 1 November at Piping Hot Chicken Shop, Ocean Grove from 5pm to 6.30pm.

MUSIC BOX: Tim Neal, Chris Lavars, Ben Chudoschnik and Marisa Lavars.

Food fair around the corner SURFSIDE Primary School’s Fresh Food Fair is around the corner. Surfside will come alive with each class holding its own stalls as well as children’s rides, local bands and dance groups, fresh food and produce, major raffle, animal farm and a silent auction. “Funds from the fair support our kitchen garden program, we are really looking forward to showcasing it at the fair,” teacher Gill Hodgson said. Parents are preparing food such as homemade

Lily Molloy and Ava Walters in the herb garden. sausage rolls and potato delights which will be and kale pies. on offer at the fair,” Mrs “The teams of parents Hodgson added. have been working hard The fair begins at 10am to prepare many tasty on Sunday November 3.

Church seeks donations BARWON Heads Uniting Church is holding its annual fete on 11 January 2014. The church is currently seeking donations of goods for bric-a-brac and white elephant stalls. Almost any goods, except clothes, are welcome. Toys, games, instruments, artwork and books are some items in need. For more information contact Mark on 52641536.

Take Teddy to picnic GRAB your teddy and head to the Potato Shed for the Kids Plus Teddy Bear’s Picnic on Sunday 10 November. The picnic is presented by LP Communications Diploma of Events participants to raise much needed funds and awareness for Kids Plus. Entertainment will be provided by the Funky Mummies, DJ Slav, a story teller, special guest characters and an art room and face painting is available for a gold coin donation. All proceeds go to Kids Plus, a local charity that provides more than 3600 hours of free early intervention therapy each year for babies and children with cerebral palsy and other similar physical disabilities. Entry is $8 per child and includes a picnic snack box. Adults are free. To support Kids Plus and join in the fun of the Teddy Bear’s Picnic, purchase tickets from Trish on 0403 023 523 or email thefunkymummies@

Seniors add new activity to schedule OCEAN Grove Seniors now have an added activity to its list. Every Thursday at 1pm it meets for crafts or even a game or social chat. Now they are specialising in making Christmas cards. Tutors are Wendi and Lyn. Contact Lyn 52562540 or 0407522884 for more information.


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Early carnival success for Tony WALLINGTON racehorse trainer Tony Parker has already had a taste of victory for the spring carnival. Tony’s five-year-old gelding, Freshwater Storm, grey in colour from New Zealand has won more than $100,000 in prize money, adding to the loot at the Thousand Guineas at Caulfield on October 16. “He won the inaugural 1400 meter Subzero Challenge, the first of a series of three races restricted to grey horses,” Tony said. The series is named after one of the best historical winners in the business, 1992 Melbourne Cup winner Subzero. Freshwater Storm was ridden by

jockey James Winks. “He is also running in the same race at Oaks Day, I’m hoping he wins or gets a place again,” Tony added. Tony and his wife Vicky have a combined 30 years experience with horses, having lived in Wallington for 11. “My father and grandfather had racehorses on a small scale, but I decided to take it up and make a living out of it,” Tony said. Vicky Parker also had her share in victory recently, winning gold for showjumping at the Victorian Masters competition for the over 30 section. SUCCESS: Wallington trainer Tony Parker with Freshwater Storm.

Lest We Forget OCEAN Grove and Barwon Heads RSL Sub Branch will be conducting Remembrance Day commemoration services in both towns. Both services will be held on Monday November 11 at 10.50am.

The Ocean Grove service will be held at the Cenotaph (pictured right) on Hodgson St with Mr Phillip Christian and students from Bellarine Secondary College. The Barwon Heads service will be held at the Community Hall

on Hitchcock Ave, with Mr John Minotti and students from Barwon Heads Primary School, followed by morning tea with the RSL veterans. Both services give our communities a chance to publicly thank and remember our servicemen and women who have served their country.


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Ready to go UNITING Church Parish of Ocean Grove will hold its annual fete on the corner of Eggleston St and the Parade, Saturday November 2nd 2013. The fete kicks off at 9am and goes through until 1pm. There will be children’s activities, plants, cakes, crafts, jams, children’s toys and books. In addition, there will be two huge white elephant stalls, jewellery, electrical goods and a huge book

stall. A morning tea and sausage sizzle will help to ease hunger and thirst of fete goers. READY TO ROLL: Brian Kidd, Lauris Kidd, Dianne Sapwell and Jean Konings (pictured right) gear up for the Uniting Church fete.

It's fair time

FINISHING TOUCHES: Reverend Jill McCoy and Bob Fraser.

IT’S ST Peter’s Fair next weekend. As always the traditional fair in the Draper St grounds will be buzzing full of children’s fun, music and bargain hunters. The new vicar of St Peter’s, Reverend Jill McCoy, is quickly learning about the parish and the town and now she is seeing the busy time of preparation for the church fair. This year, as always, Bellarine Memories has sponsored a free jumping castle for the children who will also be catered for with free craft activities

and balloons. There will be a bumper book stall, a huge cake stall and all the usual preserves, crafts, toys, bric-a-brac, trash and treasure bargains. The garden stall will again be selling healthy, well-developed tomato plants ready for putting straight into your spring garden. Come along and sample great food, buy some bargains and take tickets in a chance to win a wonderful hamper or a Christmas cake. The fair is on Saturday November 9 from 9am to 1pm.


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Voice on holiday in Hong Kong and Turkey Rhonda Gillard and Sue Hogan are pictured outside the famous Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey, of course carrying a copy of the Voice on their travels.

The Voice got a look in during Amanda Bianco and her boys Matt and Sam’s recent trip to Hong Kong.

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Lisa Neville and koala at Jirrahlinga.

Jirrahlinga Wildlife Sanctuary needs your help I am honoured to have recently been invited to become patron of Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary in Barwon Heads. Jirrahlinga is a much loved local Sanctuary that has rescued thousands of animals since Tehree and Hamish Gordon set it up in the 1970s and has the only Koala Hospital in the State. The hospital was tragically burnt down in 2011 but has been rebuilt by the Gordons and is doing great work with sick or injured koalas. Many people with special needs also benefit from the opportunity to work alongside the staff and volunteers at Jirrahlinga, with over 50 people being involved last year. But problems with access, a decline in visitor numbers and increased

costs mean that Jirrahlinga could be forced to close by the end of the year. I ask the Bellarine community to support Jirrahlinga to continue its worthy work by purchasing a ticket to The Jirrahlinga Cup fundraiser to be held on November 4 www. or phone 5254 2484, or show your support by visiting the sanctuary with family and friends or by making a donation. Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club I recently met with the Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club and heard about the plans for expansion and extensions of the club house. The Ocean Grove SLSC has a proud history of serving the community by helping keep our beach and ocean safe for locals and visitors alike. It will be great to see their facilities expand to cater more efficiently for

their valuable service. I will be providing my support to secure the necessary funds. Ocean Grove Park On September 26 I was pleased to be part of the announcement of $500,000 towards the development of a performance space at the Ocean Grove Park. This funding, combined with existing funds, will see construction start in early 2014. The Ocean Grove Park is testament to the strong community spirit in Ocean Grove and I know locals are proud of their efforts long ago to save this park from development which has seen it retained for recreation and community activities. 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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Dream home in flames “I was on the phone to my girlfriend and KATIE and Anthony just screamed. I’m so Sheedy’s dream home thankful none of my they had designed for kids were home because six years was destroyed they are usually all by a devastating fire two spread out around the weeks ago. house and there would The Clifton Springs have been no way I fire spread throughout could have got them the newly built house, all out in time,” Katie gutting the property explained. of all Katie, furniture and "We have just been a nurse, belongings. and her blown away by Six CFA husband crews, the genorosity of Anthony, a including policeman, Ocean Grove, everyone..." have been were on the inundated scene of the Sheedy’s with donations for their burning home trying family following the to extinguish and save blaze. Overwhelmed the home for over two by the support they’ve hours. received, the family “Although we’ve lost don’t know where to everything, we are start in thanking the looking at the situation community. in a positive way as all “We have just been four of our kids were blown away by the at school and are safe, generosity of everyone, no one was hurt,” Katie especially strangers. said. My friend Mandy at Mrs Sheedy was at Seaviews put the call out home cooking cupcakes and got the ball rolling, I when she realised her just can’t say thank you outdoor setting was enough,” Katie said. alight. An anonymous STEPHANIE NAYLOR

RUINED: A couples' home is destroyed by a rampant fire. stranger purchased for among this whirlwind in the Sheedy’s son Max, the past fortnight,” Katie who has autism, a brand explained. new iPad. The Sheedy family “The iPad has saved would like to extend his life, having bought their gratitude and a him a bit of routine huge thank you to the

CFA, the community and to both their workplaces, Geelong Police and Seaviews Manor.

Nigel's talents score award nomination NIGEL Wearne is a man of many talents. Not only is Mr Wearne (pictured right) well known as a physical education and health teacher at Bellarine Secondary College, he recently scored a nomination for the Best Country Album category for The Age Music Victoria Genre Awards. “Although I didn’t win the award, I wasn’t disappointed at all, just

to be nominated by people in the industry and attend the awards night was an honour,” Nigel explained. Formally the EG awards, the 11 new specialist genre awards are the first of their kind. Nigel celebrated his nomination at the awards ceremony on October 10 at The Age in Melbourne’s CBD. “On the night many of the industry’s

best were there and the after-party was awesome – Kylie

Auldist performed!” Nigel said. The singer-songwriter

credits Bob Dylan and Paul Kelly, among others, for inspiration on his nominated album, Black Crow. “I play music as a lifestyle choice, where I get to meet good people and enjoy what I do. I’m not in it to be a star,” Nigel added. To check out more of Nigel’s work and tour dates, visit www.



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Community rallies around Cookie STEPHANIE NAYLOR reports that a popular local paramedic is now fighting his own battle. IT’S time to rally around Ocean Grove legend Alistair McCooke. Alistair was diagnosed with a bone cancer called Myeloma after experiencing a bout of broken ribs. “My prognosis is good because we found it nice and early, I can thank my active lifestyle for that,” Alistair said. ‘Cookie’ is well known as a local Ocean Grove paramedic and allround great guy. Being awarded Australian Surf Life Saver of the Year in 2004, a finalist in the Australian of the Year ‘Local Hero’ in 2008, a current Australia Day Ambassador, and a past UN medico in Iraq and Saudi Arabia are just some of the ways Alistair has helped others.

“I have some great support around me, notably my colleagues Kyle Lee, Craig Blick and Ian Russell, who off their own back have organised an event to help raise some funds for my road ahead, they’re local Ocean Grove paramedics too,” Alistair said. Alistair also has the support of, what he refers to as, ‘one big family unit,’ made up of his partner Tracey Parker, daughters Ruby and Evie, and stepchildren Grace, Ellen and Michael. “I’m currently feeling very positive for a successful outcome, my little girls are my rocks, they keep me strong,” Alistair is currently two months into chemotherapy in preparation for a stem

Alistair McCooke with daughters Ruby and Evie. cell transplant and finally, remission. “Dr Graham Boothby told me at an appointment last Thursday to ‘Plan for the future, live for the day’,

so that’s my motto! You have to stay positive,” Alistair said. Having lived in Ocean Grove for over 16 years, the 49 year old MicaParamedic fell in love

OCEAN Grove Neighbourhood Centre has elected well-known local Susan Dunn as its new president. Following the annual general meeting on October 14, other roles were also filled by new faces, with Anne as vicepresident, Luke as treasurer and Tony as secretary.

Susan has been an active committee member for nearly five years, however she has been involved with the centre for far longer, with her two sons participating in regular Friday-night drop-in activities. “It was such a great way for my boys to spend their Friday nights, especially knowing they

with the town when his dad introduced him. “Dad bought me down in 1974, I always knew I wanted to one day live here,” Alistair said. Alistair will be saying goodbye to his 26-year career as a pramedic at the end of November. With his immediate goal being getting well, Alistair then plans on returning to work. “Either in a volunteer or part-time capacity, I want to pursue the development of public access to cardiac arrest defibrillators, it’s been a passion of mine for a long time,” Alistair said. Ocean Grove’s Westpac has helped set up a donations fund for Alistair’s battle. To take part, donate to BSB 033274, account number 192987.

Susan elected new president

Susan Dunn (pictured far left) and the new OGNC committee.

were in a safe environment and had other people to talk to, especially if they didn’t feel comfortable talking to their parents,” Susan said. “I’m so excited to be a part of the centre in this new role, especially at this important time of expansion and relocation,” Susan said.



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The Uniting Church was full to overflowing for the service celebrating the life of Stan Smith.

Grove celebrates life of a town favourite

Stan's daughter Caron Smith.

Life long friend Don Cole. Long time friend and Belinda Smith spoke on behalf of the grand children. former CFA colleague.

OCEAN Grove came out to farewell one of its own last week. Former fire captain, sportsman and community organiser Stan Smith passed away on October 7 and in line with his own wishes a celebration of his life was held at the Uniting Church. Both the main church and the entrance room were full to overflowing, a demonstration that this 84-year-old had made a

big impact on this town. Those who spoke at the service included his daughter Caron Smith who recalled stories about her dad driving the old school bus, one of his grand daughters Belinda who talked about going to the footy with their one-eyed Richmond supporting 'Pa'. The service also heard from life long friend Don Cole who

described Stan as a 'magnificent cricket player whose greatest achievment was as the president of Ocean Grove Recreation Reserve'. John Wynn spoke on behalf of Ocean Grove Fire Brigade and the legacy he left after 18 years as captain. The service closed with the playing of the Tigers theme song.

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Lodge support for Men's Shed OCEAN Grove Men's Shed has $400 towards more tools for its members thanks to the generosity of the local masonic centre. Last week local Morrie Barry, the outgoing master of Cosmpolitan Lodge Bellarine Masonic Centre in Queenscliff was at the shed in Smithton Grove to present a $200 cheque

which was matched dollar for dollar by the Grand Lodge. The funds will be used to purchase leather making tools as part of its aim to increase its range of seated activities. Members at the Men's Shed will be able to make things like wallets and book marks.

Pictured left: Morrie Barry, Wall Kelly, Ted Price and Bruce Ward.

Shed throws open doors to welcome new members

Tom Hoyne and Doug House with the nearly restored gypsy caravan.

SIZZLING SAUSAGES: Paul Johnson. Right: Robert Uebergang and Ron Prowd.

A STEADY stream of visitors took advantage of the chance to look around Ocean Grove and District's Men's Shed. Those who haven't vsited were amazed to see how much progress the members have made in such a short time in existence. From wooden toys to a nearly fully restored gypsy caravan, the fellas who populate the shed in iGrove's business park, have quickly made their presence known in the community. This time around they were doing the hosting, including offering up breakfast in the morning and a sausage sizzle and refreshments throughout the day.



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Inaugural festival a success FUN AND GAMES: George Every (pictured left) devours his fairy floss while Our Lady Star of the Sea students dance along (above).

OUR Lady Star of the Sea’s first ever Harambee Muzik Festivalle was such a success, it’s predicted the event will be sold out in two days next year. The school sold approximately 239 tickets, with more than 300 children attending the day with their parents. “Parents and Friends

Association President Paul Smith shared an idea and together we made it a reality, our community was brought together and shared a magical afternoon,” PFA member Therese Bourke said. Fairy floss and dancing were both extremely popular on the day with all the children.

Lions club celebrates youth awards OCEAN Grove/Barwon Heads Lions club held their Youth of the Year Quest on October 11 at Bellarine Peninsula Church of Christ. There were four students participating, 3 from Bellarine Secondary College and 1 from Geelong Grammar. Kelsey Ollis, Jordan Goodwin and Jayne Fendyk did their school, parents, club and themselves proud although losing the competition by a narrow margin to Barwon Heads, Geelong Grammar Student, Jessica Grills. Local Judges, Mark

Simpson, a local solicitor and Pastor of Bellarine Peninsula Church of Christ, Chris Niven local Nab Manager and Ms DÁnne Taskin, Boutique Manager, said this year’s competition was the hardest they have ever had in the time they have been judges of this event. Jessica Grills took out both the Overall Winner and Public Speaking Awards. Chairperson Mrs Brenda Walter and Club President John Claringbold said they felt that this competition is one of the best on the Lions

Calendar with the best judges. Lion John Brady and the ladies of the Bellarine Church of Christ, cooked and waited on the Lions and their guests. Mrs Walter said in her closing speech that it was a privilege to chair this fabulous event and hoped those present enjoyed hearing these young people express their thoughts and views. “We don’t know what the future holds for these young people, but we wish them well in their endeavours”.

Lions John Claringbold, Brenda Walter with judges, Mark Simpson, DÁnne Taskin, Chris Niven and Students Kelsey Ollis, Jayne Fendyk, Jordan Goodwin and Jessica Grills.


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Stalls aplenty at market STALLS were going bananas at the latest Bellarine Community Farmers Market. They were also banging a drum for a range of local community groups.

Among the regular fresh fruit, olive oil and foodie stalls, the October market featured the team from Bellarine Landcare giving away indigenous plants and

tips as well as drum tutor David Robertson leading the kids on a riot of rhythms. The next market is on Saturday November 16 from 9am to 1pm.


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Cobras auction raises $1700 GENEROUS Collendina Cobras cricketers (above) pulled in a magnificent $1700 towards the ongoing

New York Marathon for Parkinson's campaign. Some top auction prizes went under the hammer including a Bulldog,

Melbourne Storm and Collingwood jumpers. All the funds will be going to Parkinson's Victoria.

WELL I’ve finally headed off to the Big Apple to run in the big marathon I’ve been banging on about. This weekend I’ll be lining up with 50,000 others as the canon goes off and we swarm across the Narrows Bridge into Brooklyn on a 42km journey through the five boroughs of New York City. Behind me will be six months of training and more than five years of anticipation. I’m so excited. More than that, I’m fired up by the way our local town has come to the party – supporting our fund and awareness raising for Parkinson’s Disease. We’ve raised more than $17,000 for Parkinson’s

Victoria - $7000 more than our target. Just that in itself is sensational. But more than that has been the interest that perfect strangers have shown in what we are trying to do to put Parkinson’s on the agenda. I'm really grateful for that. Man we’ve got a great community here. For now, I’d better get on with running this thing. But watch this space for more come. Thanks Ocean Grove. Alan Barber, New York Marathon for Parkinson's • You can follow Alan’s progress in New York by liking the facebook page New York Marathon for Parkinson’s

GEELONG'S Sharon Daborn was a speaker at the World Parkinson's Congress in Canada earlier this month as Australia's ambassador for the event. Sharon an active supporter of the New York Marathon for Parkinson's campaign. IT’S a long way from Geelong to Montreal, but Sharon Daborn recently took the journey to attend the World Parkinson’s Congress, which is held every three years. As the Australian ambassador for the congress, Sharon had the opportunity to see first hand the advances that are being made in finding a cure for this chronic neurological condition which affects over 200,000 Australians. She met many fellow

Sharon Daborn: addressing the World Congress.

sufferers, from many countries and talked to them and medical professionals about new treatments and the possibility of finding a cure. Sharon met with policy

makers, researchers and media and spoke to the 3300 people attending about issues specific to her journey with young onset Parkinson’s. Over four days, there was a choice of over 200 sessions to attend, all designed to help educate and empower people and many took away a new sense of hope. As well as presenting at some of these sessions, Sharon focused her time on learning new skills that would assist in managing

her family and taking optimum care of her health. She also attended workshops with Parkinson sufferers that were similar in background – a rare opportunity for someone that was diagnosed at 31. Sharon learnt about new clinical trials that may be available in Australia soon and came home inspired to continue advocating for better care for those diagnosed, including rallying the government to fund nurse specialists and

to explore the potential of satellite clinics in regional areas with dedicated Parkinson’s neurologists. “I discovered that many countries are realising the economic benefits of giving the patient an active voice in their own treatment and that by using nurses and appointments via computer phones, that a lot of money can be reallocated into other ways to care for patients. We have a lot to learn from other countries."

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Show success for young artists BELLARINE Secondary College won the overall exhibition for the theme 'Portraiture' in the Secondary School Section of the Education Pavilion in the Royal Geelong Show of the weekend of Friday 18, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October. Arts teacher, Brenda Grimshaw, who hung the exhibition and supervised the work over the weekend, said: ‘There were over 100 student artworks in the Royal Geelong Show and all students that participated need to be acknowledged for their high calibre of artwork. This is the second year in a row that we have taken out the prize for the best overall artwork for a secondary

SUCCESS: Brandon Peucker, Jacob Negri, Brenda Grimshaw, Taz Eckberg and Finlay Neal. school and all the art completed with acrylic his charcoal drawing still prize for his pencil department staff should paint on paper. life of a tin can. drawing of Musician. be proud of themselves Katrina Hueber Finlay Neal received Year 9 student Brandon for their dedication to received a 2nd place a 3rd place for her Peucker received a 2nd the students and the award for her charcoal painting of an X Woman place for his painting hard work they put in on drawing of Music Sheets. Super Hero. completed with water a daily basis.’ Liam Erck received a Taz Eckberg received colour and acrylic paints Andrew Douglass 3rd prize for his detailed a Highly Commended of Reflections of Mountains received a 2nd place pencil drawing of eyes. for his pencil drawing of and Trees. award for his painting Aaron Ford received a Crazy Man. Portrait of Aaron Ford Highly Commended for Jacob Negri won 1st

MASTERPIECES: Portrait of Aaron Ford (pictured left) by Andrew Douglass and Katrina Hueber's Music Sheets (pictured right).

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VCE teacher's exhibition on show at city art gallery Bellarine Secondary College VCE art teacher Joel Wolter has his own exhibition currently on show at the Geelong Gallery. Joel’s 30-piece still-life exhibition ‘Stories from the Shore’ is described as ‘contemplative and evocative’, having taken inspiration from the Geelong skyline and along the Bellarine’s coastal bay and lands. Each work tells a story of the human impact on the natural world and the transience of time and place. “One of my pieces is of a shell I collected while wandering along the beach,” Joel said. The collection of prints took Joel around 12 months to complete, having enjoyed creating at the same time as teaching. “It was great pushing my students along while at the same time practicing myself. It has shown my kids that there is a real world of art beyond the classroom,” Joel said. Joel formerly lived in Ocean Grove, and is now in Barwon Heads. Stories from the Shore is on show at the Geelong Gallery until December 1.

ART: Some of Joel Wolter's exhibitions include The Anchor (top left), The Keeper of Secrets (top right) and The Waiting Ship (bottom).




with Jodie Truempelmann, 33, from Michel's Patisserie

•Favourite local building/architecture? The Uniting Chuch

•Most relaxing night out? Movie, dinner and sharing a bottle of wine

•Your ideal breakfast or lunch spot on a day off? Customs House in Geelong

•Best Ocean Grove pizza? Ocean Grove Pizza & Pasta!

•Favourite local food store/market/shop? Surf Coast Whole Foods in Torquay

•What book or magazine are you currently reading? The Hunger Games

•Favourite music to play at work? Soft rock and '80s classics

•What is your own coffee order? Skinny latte

•Favourite coffee to make? Why? Long mac – get the layers right and it’s a sexy drink!

•Favourite little-known local history fact of Ocean Grove? Ocean Grove featured in the 2006 movie Kenny

DINING OUT A toast to Terindah WINERIES across the Bellarine – one of Australia’s truly iconic wine regions – will be celebrating in style as they ‘Toast’ the 12 year anniversary of the annual ‘Toast to the Coast’ festival on November 2 and 3. Bellarine winery Terindah Estate has organised a jampacked schedule to celebrate its recent award-winning wine and to launch some new dining concepts the whole family can enjoy. The wines are the talk of the town. Their current shiraz vintage has been judged best in its class in the Geelong region, claiming the gold prize in the Geelong Wineshow, while the 2011 pinot claimed silver in the aged wine category. These delightful drops match the delicious restaurant menu, with a ‘Paddock to Plate’ methodology that utilises the excellent regional produce the Bellarine has to offer. From Tuckerberry Hill blueberries to Drysdale cheeses, the fresh taste is evident in every meal. To ensure Terindah caters for the whole family, the kids menu has now been launched, with many dishes available that will satisfy the children. Terindah is the place to be for ‘Toast to the Coast’ this year, opening up the decking areas for the first time with full brunch and lunch menus available and free offerings at the cellar door. A threecourse lunch will only cost $55 per person, while picnic boxes

for two are available for $45, providing you with a rug and lunch to enjoy on the grass. Kick back and enjoy Melbourne’s premier jazz and soul band LIKE THIS, which blends an energetic and youthful flare to some of your most loved songs. In case of bad weather, Terindah has the large indoor event space ready to go ensuring the celebrations continue. Boasting a stylish decor, first-class service and an awardwinning menu that truly complements the uninterrupted, breathtaking views of the ocean and vineyard, Terindah is a truly delightful dining experience that is open to the public seven days a week. Toast to the Coast: November 2 & 3 at Terindah Estate, 90 McAdams Lane, Bellarine. Phone 5251 5536.

Chef John King (pictured above). Pictured left: John King, owner Peter Slattery and winemaker Chris Sargent.



music/live events

• Piping Hot Chicken Shop - Hetty Kate and the Irwell St Band - November 15 Al Turrill, Jamie Pye and Jack Wright - November 29 Nick Barker • Barwon Heads Hotel - Wednesday Trivia Night 7:30pm - Thursday Master of Darkness 8.30pm - Friday Happy Hour 5-7pm raffle live music - Open mic for youth show under 21's every second month on a Sunday 3pm5.30pm. More info contact Jill Meehan 0431 606 476. • Ocean Grove Hotel - Saturday Night Live at The Ocean Grove Hotel Saturday from 9pm. • Pototo Shed, Drysdale - November 8 Desperate Housewives - One Hit Wonders - November 15 When Dad Married Fury • Springdale Community Centre Hall

what’s ON - Making waves music/ poetry arvo every third Sun of every month 2pm5.30pm. More info Contact Jill Meehan 0431 606 476 • Ocean Grove Bowling Club - Morning Melodies November 14 Andy Pobjoy

markets & fairs

• Ocean Grove Park November 16 Bellarine Community Farmers’ Market 9am to 1pm • Barwon Heads Community Hall November 23 Barwon Heads Community Market 9am-1pm • Parkes Hall Newcombe Street Portarlington November 23 Portarlington Community Market 9am to 2pm •Bellarine Aquatic and Sports Centre November 3 Ocean Grove Community Market 9am1pm • Buy Bellarine Produce Barn Tuckerberry Farm Saturdays and Sundays

9am-3pm • Barwon Heads Uniting Church November 2 Annual Cup Day Weekend Stalls 9am11


• Leura Park Estate Sundays 12.30pm – 4.30pm Live music, sensational food and wines available Ph: 5253 3180 • McGlashan’s Wallington Estate Swan Bay Road Wallington - Open weekends and public holidays 11am 5pm new release wines, gourmet platters and classic car displays Ph: 5250 5760 - Friday 18th October at 6.30pm at Uniting Church Hall, Stokes Street, Queenscliff, Queenscliff/ Point Lonsdale Oxfam Group Annual Dinner. Denise 52584574.

get active

• Ocean Grove Recreation Hall - Ocean Grove

Calisthenics classes incorporating dance, song, ballet and gymnastics with strength and creativity Ph: 0438 055 679 • Senior Citizens Hall Ocean Grove - Monday 9.15am gentle exercises to music for 55+, 10.15am gentle exercises to music for 65+ contact Marg on 52 551 335 - Thursday 1.00pm Craft Group • Uniting Church Hall Ocean Grove - Wednesdays 9.00 am Volleyball, 9.30 am exercises to music for all ages contact Marg on 52 551 335 • Queenscliff RSL Hall - Mondays 1.30pm exercises using chairs for all ages contact Marg on 52 55 1335 • Marcus Hill Hall cnr Banks Road and Bellarine Highway - Tuesdays 7.45pm – 10pm Ocean Grove Scottish Country Dance Ph: 52 513 393 • Senior Citizens Hall Ocean Grove

- Mondays 7-8.30pm and Wednesdays 1-3pm Line Dancing Ph: 0413 690 597 • Barwon Heads Community Hall - Yoga and dance with Tara Lynch classes for all ages and abilities Ph: 0435 481 920 • Scout Hall, The Avenue Ocean Grove - Wednesday 7pm 1st/2nd Ocean Grove Scout Group Clubs Meet Enquiries Ph: 0422 700 951 • Yoga classes in Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads: Beginners, Hatha, Vinyas & Svaroopa Yoga Ph: 0413 955 331 or email Kerryn@

reading & writing

• Ocean Grove Library – corner Presidents Avenue and The Avenue. - Wednesdays 10.30am – Toddlertime - Thursdays 11.30am Babytime - Nursery Verses - Friday 10.30am Preschool Storytime. First Wednesday of the month 4pm-5pm

Chatterbooks junior book club for kids aged 8-12 -Third Tuesday of each month 2.30pm-3.30pm Book chat for adults. All welcome.www.

indoor and outdoor area, lots of toys, great craft activities, music and story time contact Chelsea Cole at oceangroveplaygroup@

family fun

classes & exhibtions

• Koombahla Equestrian Park - Tuesday to Friday After school riding programs special school holiday courses available Ph: 52 562 742. • 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

Check out program with a range of courses, classes and fun activities Ph: 52 554 294

health & wellbeing

• The Zebra Bar Ocean Grove 1/85 The Terrace -Last Friday of every month 1PM-3PM Breast Cancer Support Group (lunch and nibbles available) Phone Julie Rodger on 0435 362 573 or email for more information What’s On phone: 5255 3233 or email: journo@

Clubs meet Mondays Ocean Grove Bridge Club, 1pm, Marcus Hill Hall, Bellarine Highway end of Banks Road. Also Wednesdays and Fridays 1pm. Phone Marg 5256 2550. Bellarine Table Tennis Club, 7-9pm. (juniors/seniors) at the Memorial Hall, 123 The Avenue, Ocean Grove. Phone 5255 1641. Ocean Grove & District Men’s Shed - Mon, Tue and Fri: 9am to 3pm, and Wed 9am to 12pm, 17 Smithton Grove. Phone Ted Price 5255 2595. 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, Shannon Park, Shannon Avenue, Newtown. Phone Pat on 0414 959248 or Bruce on 0407 361319 or email Legacy Laurel Group of Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads, 2pm at St Peter’s Church Hall, Draper St. Details 5251 2268 or 51542873. 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. Bellarine Fly Fishing Association, 7.30pm, Shannon Park, Shannon Avenue, Newtown. Phone Pat on 0414 959248 or Bruce on 0407 361319 or email Fourth Monday of every month Combined Probus Club of Ocean Grove, 10am, Ocean Grove Golf Club. Friendship is our theme. Phone Marianne Rogan on 5256 1619. 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., 5.30pm, Uniting Church Hall, Eggleston Street. Phone Doreen on 5255 2856. Ocean Grove Senior Citizens Club, The Terrace Tuesday 1pm. Also Thursday and Friday 1.30pm. Phone Dianne on 5255 2996 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 Peter 0419 782629 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. Second Thursday of every month Prostate Support Group-Bellarine meets at Ocean Grove Community Health Centre at 1.30pm. Contact John Lee on 5221 8862 for details. 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.




ALL ABOUT CARS TO KEEP YOU ON THE ROAD The importance of proper driver training- tips provided by DALMATIAN DRIVING SCHOOL

This allows the parent to:

Young drivers are still learning their craft at 50 & 60 years of age. The benefits of ‘quality’ initial driver training cannot be overstated.

• Regain good habits which may have escaped them over the years.

A learner driver will generally benefit from their initial few drives (on the road) with a qualified driving instructor. The “system of car control” and other safety tips can be explained and demonstrated in the infancy of the required 120 (minimum) hours. During the 120 hours this correct tuition becomes a standard part of the future probationary driver’s system and should potentially make them a much safer driver on the road. It is a recommendation that each parent join the 2nd or 3rd driving lesson, as a passive observer.

• Improve their knowledge about the Road Rules and Road Safety Act, which may have not even been around when they obtained their licences • Supervise their children and give them correct and constructive feedback about their driving. • Break down the barriers between parent and child, whereby the parent understands that learning to drive is a much harder “gig” than it was when the parent was learning to drive. The child can actually appreciate that what the parent is telling their child to do on the road is lawful, and not “just crap”.



ALL ABOUT CARS TO KEEP YOU ON THE ROAD The early intervention with correct driver training should make the overall 120hours much cheaper for the parent(s) as there is nowhere near as much money spent on professional driving lessons towards the end to “fix” all the bad habits which were unintentionally taught. Tips for parents • Your child should treat every other driver as a potential hazard and not trust anyone unless able to prove otherwise. • Green lights can kill and seriously injure, do not trust any “green light” intersection until you have “visually cleared’ it before entry. • Indicators on cars are just that, an indication, and not necessarily a “going to”. Don’t move unless you see the vehicle slowing or beginning to move in

the direction “indicated”

• When braking, start with a light application pressing the pedal progressively harder. Try to avoid 2 or more braking attempts for each braking occasion.

• When performing a 90deg turn, begin returning the steering wheel, to straight, at approximately 70deg. If you keep turning the full 90deg, you will finish doing about 110deg by the time you return the steering wheel to straight. • Don’t “fudge” the log book. It is your child’s life you could be jeopardising by trying to be their best mate.Make sure that every logged hour is correctly recorded. • Aim to do well above 120 hours, remember, there is no legislated maximum


The battle for the best mo in town kicks off November 1, with 8 local business identities downing the razors for a month in a ‘tache to ‘tache battle for bragging rights and to raise money for Movember. During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in Australia and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and depression in men.

The banter between the lads is already fierce. “My rules are if you grow a moustache and it’s red, you’re disqualified,” said Piping Hot Chicken Shop owner Ben Chudoschnik. “That rules out half of them, so I’m very confident” he said. Donation buckets will be set up at locations in the main street and the Voice will keep track of all participants, so watch this space! If you and your mo would like to challenge these prickly gentlemen, enter your details at and email




Things are about to get hairy in Ocean Grove- all for a great cause.


grove business

GreenMan adds another string to his bow STEPHANIE NAYLOR

MUSOS near and far now have the option of recording their work right in the heart of Ocean Grove. Local musician Roy Green, founder of GreenMan Rehearsal Studios, had expanded his local business to accommodate artists who no longer need to travel to Geelong or Melbourne. “Recording is an essential tool for any artist to promote him or herself and it’s accessible to everyone these days, Roy said. "Working in a professional studio is what’s really going to make your sound stand out, you can get professional feedback, direction and expertise which can really lift you to the next level.” Local musician, tutor and recording producer Rohan Lindsay from Ocean Groove Music has jumped on board to help Roy with the new venture. “It’s a fantastic opportunity to be working with Rohan for this expansion, it could only have happened with the right

LOCAL RECORDING: Roy Green and Rohan Lindsay at GreenMan Rehearsal Studios.

person and I’ve always admired Rohan as a musician and recording engineer,” Roy added. Not only for the use of bands, solo acoustic performers, commercial voiceovers, book and poetry readings can also make use of the local facility.

“We’re hoping musos outside of the area will head down here to use the facility too. With the beach only two minutes down the road, it makes for a great relaxed atmosphere in a nonurban environment,” Roy said. Local performer Lyle Zanoni has recently

been in the studio to not only record, but have his performance videoed for promotional use. “I’ve done audio recordings before but never with recording video at the same time. The room set up looked fantastic and both Roy and Rohan were very

professional in their approach, but of course we also had fun with it,” Lyle said. For all rehearsal and recording enquiries contact GreenMan on 0407 093 155.



trades & services

Antenna Services



be the first call for services contact Leigh on: 5255 3233

Mowing Services

Home Maintenance


Auto Repairs

Painting & Decorating Electrician


Kitchens Panel Beating


Landscaping Cleaning

be the first call for services contact Matt on: 5255 3233



rotary news

Local students earn Rotary awards

SPEECH: Jacqui Greer of Ocean Grove Primary gives a speech at the Rotary Club awards.

OCEAN Grove and Star of the Sea primary school year six students were presented with Graham Bath Rotary Junior Community Awards at the Ocean Grove Rotary meeting on 22 October. The award is specifically designed for boys and girls in their final year of primary school and can be achieved by children of all physical and mental abilities. The program based on the Duke of Edinburgh Awards takes terms two and three of the school year to complete. ‘Being part of the Rotary program gave students the opportunity to be involved in, and attend, community projects and reflect upon them” said grade six Ocean Grove Primary School Teacher, Josh Dunne. His fellow grade six teacher Jake Roberts added: “Our students had the opportunity to meet and interview citizens from a different culture to their own. This was a fantastic experience for our students to gain insight into the lives of others in the community” “The program is challenging for the students, requiring commitment and organisation, but we always find each student rises to the occasion and successfully complete the awards”, Mandy Duthie,

Ocean Grove Primary vice principal said. Rhonda Boyd from Star of the Sea said she was impressed with the quality of their work All the projects were interesting. One girl made a billycart complete with an upholstered seat, rubber tyres wooden brakes. Another made a fully lined jewellery box with a lid and a drawer. One student learnt Auslan, another stripped and rebuilt an old lawn mower found in his grandfather’s garage; others worked in community op-shops, entertained people in aged care homes, learnt another language online and in some cases made the most of an overseas trip to engage with the local community. To complete the award program, students needed to complete the following components: •Community Service (help fellow members in our community in some way and this has to be one hour per week for 10 weeks). •Physical recreation (choose a physical activity and show improvement in it, based on performance and / or progress over a 10week period). •Skills development (learn a new skill over a 10-week period). •Social experience participation (attend

a community commemoration; attend a community meeting; find out about a religious or spiritual group in our community; experience a different culture; investigate an arts activity). By participating in the award program, the participants agreed that they learnt new skills, gained confidence and a feeling of self-worth; discovered the joys and challenges of being a volunteer and that people were different and that it is okay to be different. Most of all they found that they now had a better understanding of their community and their part in it. Students involved from Star of the Sea were: Isabelle Teague, Miranda Friee, Noah Ansell, Tom Ness, Ruby Clarke, Nikita Page and Maddie Crothers. Ocean Grove Primary students were: Bree Abel, Seb Asher, Georgia Asquith, Ella Bambrook, Olivia Bardsley, Maddie Bartlett, Mika Brand, Emmi Burgess, Rohan Crawley, Evelyn DeCosta, Matthew Dehnert, Rose Evans, Anouk Ford, Jacqui Greer, Laetitia Harding, Bridget Hooper, Liam King, Perry Kottek, Maddie Lamb, Josh Lange, Lachlan Potter, Jessica Smith, Sharni Thebes, Harvey Tonzing and Quinn West.

Noah Ansell receives an award from Gordon King.

PROUD: Ocean Grove and Star of the Sea Primary School students received Rotary community awards.


trades & services

Plumbing & Gas


Training & Tuition

Pool Maintenance

Roofing Services


be the first call for services contact Leigh on: 5255 3233

Window Shutters

be the first call for services contact Matt on: 5255 3233


The Voice’s Health, Beauty, Fitness section gives the community a unique way to promote their business on a personal level. This section allows you to put a face to a name and an easy to find index. For more information contact us on: 5255 3233 Allied Health Professionals

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Letter to editor GUESS WHERE? Dear Editor, I would like to let the wider Ocean Grove community know that the Ocean Grove Pre-school (known to many as 'The Avenue Kinder') has achieved an amazing result in the recent accreditation conducted by the Department of Education & Early Childhood Development. Ocean Grove Pre-school achieved an exceptional overall rating in the National Quality Standards by exceeding in six out of the seven quality areas measured. As a parent and committee member I am incredibly proud to be associated with this pre-school and I want to publicly thank the amazing staff for their genuine care and commitment to the development of our little people. We sometimes forget the extra time and effort put in by staff outside of their normal working hours, including writing progress reports, transition statements, classroom displays and organising activities, etc. The kinder education that our children receive sets them up to be successful school pupils and we often don’t appreciate all the care and effort until our kinder year has finished. I think we are very lucky to be spoilt for choice with the standard of kindergartens in Ocean Grove. Regards, Cindy Murphy Ocean Grove


backchat Hey, back off buddy!

It seems that not only humans enjoy Ocean Grove main beach, but animals too. A juvenile seal paid the popular beach a visit. See page 37 for the full story.

With social media dominating a lot of our lives nowadays, reporter Stephanie Naylor took to our streets to ask do you prefer to use Facebook, Twitter or Instagram?

Brooke, 19, a cleaner from Clifton Springs, said only Facebook. I don’t use the others because I’m a bit lazy and Facebook does enough for me.

Mal, 25, a scaffolder from Ascot Vale, said I use Facebook because Twitter is just statuses and Instagram isn’t for me because I don’t take many photos.

Shae, 23, a waitress from Ocean Grove, said Facebook as it’s the only one I know how to use. I don’t see why you need the others because Facebook does everything.

Shannen, 14, a student from Ocean Grove, said Instagram as you can follow your interests and celebrities like surfer Kelly Slater. It’s fun.




Help for homeless STUDENTS involved in the Study4Change program at Bellarine Secondary College have organised a Trivia Night project to raise money and awareness for Geelong and Melbourne’s homeless. “The students have worked extremely hard to seek out donations for the event and have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the Ocean Grove and Drysdale business community,” VCAL leader Cheryl Linford aid. One student has written a song to mark the event and another has edited footage collected in Melbourne which will re-create a day in the life of a person who lives on the streets.

Surfside leads the way

Tom Jeffries instructs the grade one children.

The next Michael Clarke?

HARD AT WORK: Study4Change students filming. This whole program Other students have has been an inspirational created partnerships in way to develop the the community to set up a ‘Beats for the Street’ students’ sense of social charity gig to be held in justice and passion for making a difference Geelong at the start of November, also seeking to the lives of those less fortunate than the assistance of K-Rock to promote the concept themselves. of a mobile soup kitchen for Geelong.

CRICKET Victoria visited Ocean Grove Primary School last week. Tom Jeffries, regional development officer for Cricket Victoria, made the trip down to Ocean Grove to run the clinic, organised by sports teacher Richard Hughes. “The preps, ones and twos had a

great time learning batting, bowling and fielding skills. There were lots of relays and time for rolling, running and passing practise,” prep teacher Jo Ellis said. The sessions are aimed at giving younger students a lead into ‘Get into Cricket’ and further on to ‘Kanga Cricket’ which is conducted in higher grades.

AWARD: Grade six Star of the Sea students (pictured left) who recently completed the Rotary Junior Community Award.

PRIDE: Assistant principal Linda Giggins, teachers Sharon Peake and Sally McLaren and WellBeing coordinator Gill Hodgson. SURFSIDE Primary School has taken out the Primary Schools Category for the Mental Health Week Wellbeing awards. The school credits its wellbeing initiatives for the success in winning the award. “This year we commenced Social Emotional Education and Development activities, also known as the SEED pods, on a Monday Afternoon. Each pod is

made up of a selection of children from each grade level across the school,” WellBeing Coordinator Gill Hodgson said. Surfside incorporates the ‘Kids Matter’ national mental health initiative into their curriculum which supports positive heath and wellbeing of children. The school is focusing on respect and active listening throughout term four.

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Traders, local community groups and clubs set up stalls and activites on the footpaths of Newcombe St creating a market-like atmosphere this Tuesday 5 November. The annual Melbourne Cup day special event will be in full swing this year with the locals gearing up for another year of great sales on offer that showcases Portarlington before the busy summer period. Montana’s has a broad and beautiful range of accessories and clothing and cater for all ages and all sizes, delivering “the ultimate shopping experience” for ladies. Their product ranges are always changing with new stock arriving into the store every week, so say hello to Sandi at Montana’s for the latest look! The beautiful gift shop Palms Portarlington is home to all your home décor and jewellery needs, where you’re sure to find the perfect gift for a special someone or to treat yourself! Feel like seafood for dinner? Jenkins & Son Fresh Fish is the place to go! Locally owned and operated, they offer the best quality produce at the most reasonable price. All seafood is fresh when sold at their new premises on Geelong Rd. From snapper, whiting to flake, scallops to prawns- Jenkins & Son has all your seafood needs! Tired after spending the day shopping and would like a place to stay? Look no further than Port Beach Motel. With a 4 and a half star accommodation rating at an affordable price, Port Beach Motel is the perfect place to kick back and relax. Port Beach Motel have just introduced a courtesy bus

service for customers, a complimentary pick up and drop off service for those needing transport on their stay. If you have pulled a muscle carrying all those shopping bags, drop in to the friendly team at Portside Physiotherapy, who offer the best quality physiotherapy services to the Bellarine and surrounding areas. Their physios are dedicated to the highest quality care and can offer you advice on a large range of conditions. If you have something troubling you or maybe just wish to join in on the pilates class, make Portside Physiotherapy your stop!


Pipits thriving in rough spring weather THERE'S been some pipits as I walk down impressive spring rains the north track of and winds over the past the Nature Reserve, few weeks, therefore which is next to farm it's been lovely weather paddocks, but they are for ducks, and not so very hard to see, as fine for taking photos. they hide in the crops Talking about photos, and they are so well the photography camouflaged. workshop at the Ocean The pipit has a Grove Nature Reserve distinctive sparrow-like was fabulous, thanks call accompanied by a to Terry Oakley, Neil ‘tswee’ sound. Hickman, Lachlan The Australasian Manley pipit is a and all small bird, "Pipits form those who growing breeding pairs attended. from 16cm This after an impressive to 19cm week I long. The courtship ritual..." plumage want to concentrate is pale on a pretty little brown above with dark bird known as the streaks. The underparts Australasian pipit. This are pale with streaks bird used to be known on the breast. There as Richard’s pipit. The is a pale stripe over Australasian pipit is the eye. They have a found across Australia long tail with white and is also found in outer-feathers, which Papua New Guinea, the birds often wag up New Zealand, Africa and down. The legs and Asia. are long and pinkishThe pipit is brown while the bill is commonly heard slender and brownish. around the Bellarine They have really long Peninsula, and also back ‘toes’, as you can can be seen regularly see from the photo. perching on farm Pipits belong in the fences. I can hear same family of birds as

An Australasian pipit takes a breather. wasn’t so long ago that courtship ritual. How wagtails and longclaws, I wondered if it was romantic. which explains their ever going to rain again, The next outings long tail and toes. organised by the and Begola wetland Australasian pipits was just a puddle, so Bellarine Birdlife forage on the ground it’s wonderful to see Group are on 6 and for insects and seeds. everything so lush at 17 November. The Australasian pipits are contact details are this time of year. found in open country, on the website at: By Jennifer Carr in a range of habitat types from wet heaths, locations/birdlifeto dry shrub lands bellarine-peninsula. and open paddocks. Enjoy the rain, it Tasmanian pipits move to the mainland during the winter months. Pipits form breeding pairs after an impressive courtship ritual, with males making swooping dives from a height, accompanied by a sweet trilling song. I’ve often seen them flying and singing, so I think The Australasian pipit can often be seen perching I’ve witnessed this on farm fences.

Barwon Coast your local coastal foreshore manager has the responsibility for the management of 13km of coastal Crown land from Collendina to Blue Rocks including our beautiful beaches in Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads and 13th Beach. We are also the manager of the Port of Barwon Heads and operate two large coastal caravan parks – Barwon Heads Caravan Park and the Riverview Family Caravan Park, Ocean Grove plus the Riverside Camping area. Our Committee members (8) are all local residents who volunteer their time developing our strategic direction for coastal management SEALS ON THE BEACH November is generally the time of the year we start to see juvenile seals along our coastline and we are experiencing an early seal season, with many juveniles already on our shores. We have so far experienced the presence of the Australian Fur Seal and sub-Antarctic Fur Seals. What Should I Do? • Keep well away from any seal on the beach to prevent it heading to the water. People must not be within 30 metres of a seal • Make sure your dog is kept on a leash and away from the animal. VICTORIAN COASTAL STRATEGY 2013 The Victorian Coastal Council has prepared the next iteration of the Victorian Coastal Strategy (VCS). The VCS is a whole-of-government policy and long-term framework for planning and managing the coastal and marine environment of Victoria. The draft 2013 Strategy outlines the proposed approach for how we plan and manage our coast and marine environment. The VCS are looking for submissions by 4th December 2013 which can be lodged by email Further information can be found on the VCC website

BARWON HEADS PROMENADE SEAWALLS The bluestone seawall at the northern end of the Barwon Heads promenade alongside the Barwon River was damaged in recent months by the pounding of big swells and high tides. A section of the bluestone seawall needs to be rebuilt and contractors have now started on the project. At various times over the 4 week construction period , sections of the Promenade will be closed to allow the works to be safely undertaken At the same we have engaged coastal engineers to review the integrity of the southern part of the seawall ie the timber section that adjoins the end of the bluestone section. Initial reports indicate that extensive works may need to be undertaken over a 5 to 10 year period that may cost well in excess of a $1million. BARWON HEADS RIVERSIDE PLAYGROUND As can be seen the work on the renewal of the playground is well underway with many pieces of play equipment replaced and new items such as a climbing net, spinnas and tornado basket swing will be installed along with a large pirate ship. During the construction period the existing playground is closed to ensure to ensure a safe environment Please contact me to discuss any issues related to coastal management in our region by phoning me on 5254 1371 Bob Jordan General Manager




grove sport

Halfway mark for Boardriders THIRTEENTH Beach Boardriders reached the halfway mark of the 2013-14 season last weekend with the Billabong contest running in near flawless waves at Beacon. Ben Collier was an Open A standout in

the initial rounds with several tubes and a comfortable heat win despite snapping his board on his last wave. The next division to enter the peak-riddled lineup and take full advantage of the ideal conditions was Open

B with more than 25 competitors signing in for the day’s action (and lineup priority). Blond bombshell Cole Rush progressed through his early heats and semi final before claiming the Open B final ahead of Jimmy Adam, Danny

Inquisitive eyes arrive EARLIER in October we saw a juvenile seal (pictured right) on the main beach. It’s at this time of year we will start to see more seals along our coastline as they enter the deep blue sea and learn to survive on their own. The wild seals on our beaches come from local populations including New Zealand and further afield from Antarctica. Nature is harsh, however we must remember human interference in some instances is harsher, so we must respect their space. “A seal should never feel threatened or encouraged back into the water, they know where the water is and will return to the water in their own time,” Maddie Glynn from

Barwon Coast said. Many juvenile seals will come ashore to rest as they are weak from not being able to hunt successfully. Their immature bodies are not functioning to full capacity, so remember to not bother them and let them remain on the beach to rest up without feeling threatened. “Some of these animals also do not display any signs of defence or aggression and we need to remember even

though the animal may appear to be laying their calmly, humans are seen as predators and in fact the animal will be quite stressed that you are in their space; this compromises the animals health further”. Never feed a seal, keep your dog on the lead and more than 50m away and people should stay 30m away. Penalties apply for human or dog interference.

Dales-Sutton and Sam Fitzgerald. The under 14 final was close with Sam Harris narrowly outpointing Fergus Willet and Ned Cox to claim victory. The under 16 final saw the goofy footed attack of Henry Hutchins prove too much for fellow goofy Tom Harrison. Tom Harrison appeared keen to avenge his under 16 loss as he blew up on the running lefts to comfortably win the under 18 final. The club’s female competitors also enjoyed

the great high tide waves with usual suspect Jemima Hutchins surfing her way to victory with several lengthy righthanders. Dick Field put a disappointing showing in the Open B’s behind him to take out the senior men’s while the afro-donning Natt Zinn surfed his way to victory in the masters division. For more info head to the 13th Beach Boardrider’s Facebook page or shoot an email to info@13thbeachboard

Ben Collier (pictured above) and Gus Harfield (below) ride some great waves. PICTURES: ELLIOT GRAY


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Elaine smashes three records at Oz Masters MARK HEENAN

OCEAN Grove’s Elaine Janes’ remarkable weightlifting feats continued after smashing three Australian records earlier this month at the Australian Masters Games. The 68-year-old who competed in the 60-69 female age group broke two Australian records in deadlift, lifting 90kg and 95kg. Janes said she could barely contain her excitement after claiming another Australian record following her bench press of 42.5kg in the 60-69 female age group. She praised the knowledgeable audience at the Australian Masters Games in Geelong for helping her break multiple records. “I had no idea I would ever be able to get a (Australian) record,” an excited Janes told the Voice. “I have a lot of gold medals, but when you get an Australian record that matters to me. “You get a new adrenaline buzz when people get behind you and it really helped me.” The enthusiastic competitor also won a

gold medal in the 60-69 female age group power lifting competition. MEANWHWILE Janes has also been a hit with her series of talks to help inspire ‘that you are never too old to compete’ following a recent motivational speech in Colac last week. “I was speaking to a large club in Colac, and they just loved my talk because it is fun,” Janes said. “You inspire people that you are never too old to get out there and have a go.”

POWER: Elaine Janes at the Masters Games. PICTURES: HARRY DE WITT


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Comp dedicated to SOUL friend Roz SATURDAY October 19 saw the SOUL Longboard club dedicate its October comp to the memory of Roz Myers and cancer research. Roz, who passed away just on 12 months ago, is the mother of three times club champion Trent, daughter Laura and wife of long time member Chris. Long time friend of Roz’s, Sue Meier, has organised a team in the Relay For Life cancer awareness raising event on November the 9th-10th and all monies raised by the SOUL club will be donated to team Roz. At this stage it looks to be nearly $1500. Weather wise the day could not have been better. 28 degrees, 1m swell, lunchtime high tide and offshore Northerly winds.

The food tent was quickly organised and up and running by friends and family of Roz's. The club tents and judging area were set to go, and the first over 35s heat was in the water by 8.15am. Despite the near perfect conditions finding a high scoring wave was not so easy as the sand bar was throwing down plenty of straight handers. The conditions saw some of the front runners in various divisions either struggle or not make it through their heats. This provided others in these divisions with opportunities to get some points up before the season ends at the next comp in November. Once again the Junior divisions provided plenty

of action with the boys (who are a bit younger than the girls) having a great time in the shore break with plenty of waves being caught and lots of smiles on dials. The girls paddled out the back and had some pretty big sets come through which they handled well. Next club comp is the last for this year and is on the 16th of November. O/G main car park 7 am. This will also be the club presentation night. Keep a look out on the club website for details www. or SOUL Longboarders on Facebook. By Andrew Brown. • Story on Team Roz, page 3.

SOUL October comp results Open 1. Ben Considine, 2. Chris Meier, 3. Dean Cook, 4. Liam GriggsKennelly. Open Women 1. Mel Wright, 2. Lou McSween, 3. Abbi Ferns, 4. Morgan Griggs-Kennelly. Logger

1. Ben Considine, 2 Matt Hays, 3. Chris McSween, 4. Sam Tucker, 5. Craig Robbo, 6. Wayne Smith. Over 35’s 1. Matty Wright, 2. Mick Dwyer, 3. Chris McSween, 4. Dave Cassells

Over 50’s 1. Mark Westworth, 2. John Mercer, 3. Shane Firns, 4. Nev Forster Over 60’s 1. Chris Myers, 2. Peter 'Bushy' Bray Jnr Boys 1. Nate Kohler, 2. Cody McSween, 3. Byron

Kohler, 4. Lochie Dwyer, 5. Josh Wall Jnr Girls 1. Morgan GriggsKennelly, 2. Abbi Firns, 3. Georgia Willard, 4. Shannon Firns Reppa 1. Jamie Wall, 2. Dunnie, 3. Russ Synnott, 4. Tama

Pictured left: Byron Kohler, Cody McSween and Josh Wall.


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Juniors in full swing OCEAN Grove Tennis Club commenced the summer competition with 15 junior teams playing. The courts are full most nights and days with the following activities on offer: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: veterans competition during the day; Tuesday: ladies competition during the day; Wednesday nights: ladies night competition; Thursday nights: men’s night competition; Saturday: junior competition in the morning and senior competition in the afternoons; Monday to Friday: Tennisfanatics Tennis Coaching – private and group lessons. Results for the first couple of weeks of junior competition: 12 October 2013: Section 2 girls hosted a very strong Waurn Ponds Black team at home and lost 0,12 – 6-36. All of the girls, Steph Golightly, Anna Williams, Saira Shah and Lucy Hughes, played their best but Waurn Ponds was the best team on the day. Section 5 boys travelled to Geelong Lawn to play against its Green team and lost 5,32 – 1,21. A tough first match for Joel McMahon, Harrison James, Anthony Wilkens and Sabastian Bouma. Section 7 boys played at home against Waurn Ponds and won 6,36 – 1,6. Che Durran, Nicky McMahon, Zane Beazley and Travis Downes all played well to secure their first win. Section 8 mixed played at Highton and won 5,34 – 1,24. Brooke Vigilante, Tom

Mazouris, Claudia Britt and Rhiley James all started the season very strong, winning all of their singles. Section 9 boys hosted Geelong Lawn and won 5,32 – 1,14. Travis Anderson, Marcus Halloran-Lavelle, Edward Ford and Ethan Franks played very well just dropping one singles on the day. Section 10 girls were playing at Wandana Heights and won 1,20 -5,31. A great first match for Lily Smith, Mia Holliday, Jade Murphy and Liz Lowe. Section 13 girls travelled to Geelong Lawn and won 5,34 – 1, 20. Jaweria Shah, Alexandra Caldow, Natasha Miller and Holly Sharp all played strongly to secure the win. Section 14 boys Red played at home versus Geelong Lawn and won 4,26 – 2,25. Jake Fry, Josh Arumets, Jayden Harrison-Roberts and Julian Powell make up this new team. Jake and Julian came back firing to win their doubles as well as singles. Section 14 boys White hosted Highton at home and won 4,28 – 2,16. This new team including Callum Strom, Riley Herron, Robert Mitten and Jye Thomas, had a great first match. Jye and Robert teamed up to win their doubles after first winning their singles. Section 15 boys played at Grovedale Black and lost 5,32 – 1,26. Perry Kottek, Scott Campbell, Robert Campbell and Harry Copperwiate played some great tennis. Robert winning the only set for the match. Section 18 girls Red played at home versus Leopold

and lost 1,14 – 5,34. Saige Campbell, Erica Crawford and Elli Campbell played with one less player this week, so forfeited two sets. Erica won her singles. Section 18 girls White travelled to All Saints and lost in an extremely close match, by just one game 3,28 – 3,27. Ruby D’Arcy, Phoebe Awramenko, Georgia Asquith and Sofie Beale played hard to win every game possible. Section 20 boys went to Wandana Heights to play and won 2,27 – 4,29. Jack James, Connor Asquith, Joshua Miller and Oliver Bowers made each game count with some great tennis. Section 22 girls played at home against Geelong East Uniting and won 5,33 – 1,17. Kiana, Lucy Teese, Ruby Fry and Tara Sampson make up this team who dropped just one doubles set on the day. Section 23 boys played at home versus Drysdale and lost 2,24 – 4,26. This team of beginners is made up of Thomas Pukepuke, Lachie Dwyer, Drew Honey and Sam Hines. They all played brilliantly but couldn’t quite make up the games. Results for 19 October 2013: Section 2 girls travelled to All Saints and lost 4,24 – 2,18. Anna Williams won her singles and then paired with Saira Shah to win the doubles. Section 5 boys were at home against Grovedale and won 5,35 – 1,26. Anthony Wilkens and Sebastian Bouma won singles and then paired up to win their doubles. Section 7 boys played at Grovedale and won 1,20 – 5,32. Nicky McMahon, Che

Jules Powell (pictured left) and Josh Arumets (above)

Durran and Zane Beazley won all of their sets. Section 8 mixed played at home against St Mary’s and won 5,32 – 1,17. The entire team played well and Claudia Britt and Tom Mazouris won both of their sets. Section 9 boys played at Western Heights and won 2,24 – 4, 28. Marcus HalloranLavelle won his singles and then partnered with Michael Maertzdorf to win doubles as well. Section 10 Girls hosted Newcomb at Home and won 5,33 – 1,11. Lily Smith & Elizabeth Lowe won their singles 6-0 and won their doubles. Section 13 girls played Highton at home and won 5,33 – 1,19. All of the girls smashed their singles and Emma Riley and Natasha Miller won their doubles together. Section 14 boys Red went to Highton and won 0,5 – 6,36. All players won every set Chris McMahon had his first week back. Section 14 boys White

played at Point Lonsdale and lost 5,34 – 1,22. Tom Soutar won his singles 6-4. Section 15 boys were at home against Barwon Heads and lost 0,12 – 6,36. All boys played hard against this very strong opposition. Harry Copperwaite came close in both sets 4-6 down. Section 18 girls Red were playing Ocean Grove 18 Girls White but game forfeited due to lack of players available. Section 18 girls White as above. Section 20 boys played at home against Grovedale and won 5,32 – 1, 14. Harry Mullen and Josh Miller won their singles 6-0 and all players won the doubles. Section 22 girls travelled to Geelong Lawn and lost by just one game 3,27 – 3,26. Ruby Fry won her singles and doubles on the day. Section 23 boys hosted Grovedale at home and lost 2,25 – 4,32. Bayley Reece and Thomas PukePuke won their singles and both doubles sets were close at 4-6 & 5-6. It was a great effort by these beginner players. Results compiled by Jen Franks.


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Combine too strong AFTER a 1st round bye the Queenscliff/ Collendina under 17 combine travelled into town to play Grovedale Pung at Grovedale Secondary College. The Cobra/Coutas won the toss and put Grovedale in. Byron Taylor and Ned Stephens opened the bowling taking two wickets each. They were well supported by Darcy Pearson who finished with the fine figures of 2/7 off six overs. The main destroyer though was Tom Caddy who finished with the 4/11. Grovedale finished with the reasonable total of 148. This proved to be no trouble for the combine as they reached the total of 240 off 55 overs. A great win for coach Ash McDonald. Collendina under 15 D'Arcy hosted Grovedale Van Halen at the Snake Pit. The Cobras won the toss and elected to bat, opening with Riley Kohler and Sammy Beasley. Kohler was dismissed for four early and Logan Taylor not long after for 8. The Cobras were in trouble at 2/28. Nathan Pearson came to the crease to

steady the ship and made a valuable 31 along with Beasly who was dismissed for 47. The score was now 109 with Craig Goodger in next. He made a fine 33 not out and guided the Cobras to a very competitive 5/185. Collendina went into day two with confidence. Beasly and Taylor opened the bowling. They bowled well with Taylor finishing with the figures of 1/4 off six overs. The wickets were spread around – Kohler with two, Ronan Healy, Goodger, Pearson and Ethan Reeves with one each. The main destroyer was Michael Smith with the figures of 3/4 off four overs.The fantastic bowling restricted Grovedale to 70 off 46.4 overs. A great win to the undefeated Cobras. The Collendina/ Queenscliff combined under 15 Tresize team hosted Leopold Ashton at the Bellarine Secondary College. After a very strong first round win against Ocean Grove, the combine were confident. They won the toss and put Leopold in. Rohan Jarvie and Harry Dodds opened

the bowling in miserly fashion, conceeding just 11 runs from the six overs between them with Harry taking one wicket. Sam Allen and Ryan McNearney were solid, both taking two wickets for not many. Josh Sagor, however was incredible, cleaning up three Leopold batsmen off two overs, conceeding only two runs. Leopold was dismissed for 48 off 28.4 overs. After a strong batting perfomance in round one, a total of 48 shouldn't be a problem. It wasn't, as Lachlan Stott took care of the opposition run total himself with a magnificent 50 retired. He was well supported by Allen (31), Jarvie (27), Conor McNearney (18 no) and Ryan McNearney(15 no). These runs were scored very quickly with the combine reaching the impressive total of 3/185 off only 22 overs. This gave the boys a great ist innings lead and an opportunity to press for an outright victory. They achieved the outright, bowling Leopold out again cheaply.

HOWZAT?: A stumping chance in the under 15s (pictured above) while Riley Kohler (pictured below) bowls a legspinner. PICTURES: LINDSAY KELLEY

Grove juniors into the swing of a new season

ACTION: Ocean Grove pair Ned Thorley (pictured above) and Jake LeMaistre (below) in action.

Under 17 Everett Division Round 2 Ocean Grove vs Jan Juc at Memorial Reserve Jan Juc batted first and made 9 for 165 from 49 overs with Isaac Wilkins taking three wickets for 20 runs. Ocean Grove then batted the second week, falling short at 10 for 164 from 53 overs with Ned Thorley 27 and Jake Le Maistre 20 runs. Under 15 Red Darcy Division Round 2 Ocean Grove Red vs Anglesea at Anglesea Anglesea won the toss and sent Ocean Grove in to bat, which made 9/127 with Harry Unkenstein 23 and Sam Harper

Title defence starts well OCEAN Grove Bowls Club's Premier title defence continues to be on track with convincing wins over the last fortnight against Queencliff 16-2 and then again last weekend against Avenue at Bacchus Marsh 16-2. Stand out rink was Mick West, Andrew Doyle,

Owen Clark and Michael Allen with a 28-9 win. Next week sees the lads travel to Ballarat for Grand Final replay against Victoria. A win will see them undefeated from five games. Division 2 has continued its horror start to the season without a win after four rounds.

With the quality of bowlers in this side a win should not be far around the corner. Division 3 has been fighting hard for two wins so far this season. Last fortnight saw the side go down in a close battle with a very strong Eastern Park. Last week it had a memorable comeback

16. Anglesea batted the second week and were all out for 97 with Harry Unkenstein 4/15 off nine overs and Lachlan Hooper 2/10 off seven overs. Under 15 White Tresize Division Round 2 Ocean Grove White vs Alexander Thompson at Connewarre Alexander Thompson won the toss and batted, making 110 with James Butteriss 2/11 off eight and Zac More 2/11 off seven. Ocean Grove then batted on week 2 falling just short with 10/103 with Zac More 28 and Lachlan Madden 20. Under 13 Norquay Division

Round 2 Ocean Grove Swans played Ocean Grove Grubbers at Memorial Reserve on Sunday. With the match in progress the Swans are 5/87 with Flynn Hardiman 14 and the Grubbers are 4/119 with Brad Walder retired 31, Noah de Bruijn retired 21 and Charlie Walter 2/4 off four overs. The game is evenly poised for a close finish. OGCC juniors is urgently needing more under 15 players to complete our teams. Enquiries for all Junior and Milo Cricket can be made by contacting Paul Madden on 0458 500 801 or email paulmadden@

from a massive tea break deficit of 30 shots. The side stole the game with the last bowl of the day. The star was skipper Jeff Chandler who had the last bowl with one shot down overall and two shots down at the head. He pulled off a deliberate and difficult shot for victory. Standout rink was Trevor Turnley, Ron Jones, Neal Wallace and Dave McKaye. Division 4 had also been

fighting hard with an equal win-loss ratio. Breaking through was side 5 in division 6 winning away at Leopold, 16-2. Standouts were Tony Deppler, Lindsay Williams, Geoff Armstrong and Rod Swan. Division 8 had no joy with a bye and then a loss to Leopold. Divisions 9 and 11 have continued their outstanding form.


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Rock's run of ducks ends with massive century MARK HEENAN

'Daisy' makes a guest appearance for Cobras Former Collingwood, now Carlton, AFL star Dale 'Daisy' Thomas made a surprise appearance for Collendina's D grade side. Teammate Dean Britt (pictured with Thomas, below) coaxed the footy star to have a game on Saturday. MARK HEENAN has the full story on page 48.

COLLENDINA batsman James Rock’s majestic innings of 135 on October 19 against Wallington was a significant milestone in many ways for the A grade opener. Rock, who did not play A grade last season, had failed to trouble the scorers in his last four outings with Collendina. Rock scored 0, 0 and 0 in his last three A grade games to end the 2011/12 season. The nightmare with the bat continued for Rock after he scored his fourth consecutive duck against an in-form Drysdale in round one to start the 2013/14 season. “My last four hits were four ducks, so to come out and make (that score) I was quite happy with it," Rock said. “I was surprised actually myself.” Rock’s timely knock against Wallington was his first century in any form of competitive cricket. “One year of under 17s, Corey (Walter) and I had a good year and we were in the bottom age group and we made

ROCK SOLID: James Rock doing the cobra salute after the 2011/12 premiership. two 80s and a 90,” said could post a big score Rock, who played in without the influence the Cobras A grade of star batsman Corey premiership in 2011/12. Walter, who could only “Other than that I manage three against the haven’t made too many Wallabies. big scores.” “It was good to see Rock, who combines on the team’s behalf cricket with the Cobras that even though Corey and senior football with (Walter) could not make GFL club Bell Park, any runs and then us shared in a crucial fifthgoing to make 250 runs wicket partnership of 88 plus, which was good,” with all-rounder Andy Rock said. Higgins (39) and a sixthJames is the younger wicket 107-run stand brother of Ocean Grove with Leigh Keast (63). Football Club senior Cameron Kavaliunas captain Liam Rock. also made a valuable 45 IN D grade on the batting at number five. same day, Cobra Gavin The Cobras compiled Berry made 102 not out 9/355 from 80 overs in against Queenscliff in a response to Wallington’s one-day clash at Point 176. Lonsdale Recreation Rock said it was a Reserve. positive sign his side


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Cobras coach shows them how it's done Ellwood smacks 143 for 'Dina twos

WHACK: Eddie Ellwood made a blistering 143 for Collendina B grade on Saturday. PICTURES: LINDSAY KELLEY

SKIPPER'S KNOCK: Collendina B grade captain Des Every made a valuable 45. Here, he flicks a ball to the legside.

COLLENDINA coach Eddie Ellwood’s blazing century has put the B grade Cobras on top after day one of their two-day clash on Saturday. Ellwood smashed an impressive 143 in the Cobras total of 7/285 from 66 overs at Collendina Recreation Reserve. Ellwood shared in a second wicket 130-run partnership stand with fill in B grade skipper Des Every, who scored 45 batting at No 3. Every said it was an impressive innings by Ellwood, who has been troubled with a persistent knee injury. “Eddie batted very well and one leg too, he has a buggered knee, so he did a good job,” Every said. “The ground was pretty quick even with the rain (during the week) Eddie hit a fair few fours, once he got

to a hundred he almost tried to get out because he was done.” Every, expects Collendina to have more depth this season with the B grade and the lower Cobra grade teams having acquired more experienced players this season. “We have a lot more experienced players this season (In B-Grade) which has been a big help to mix in with our kids that we have got coming up, so there seems to be more numbers this season,” Every said. Cobras B grade wicket keeper Sam Pfeiffer (25) and teammate Leon Walsh (22) were also valuable contributors for the home side. In reply, Barrabool is 1/7 from six overs at stumps. MEANWHILE a 135-run first-wicket partnership stand between Cobras openers Richie Peters (80) and James Rock

(52) helped put Collendina A grade in a commanding position on day one of their clash against Barrabool at Barrabool. The Cobras compiled a highly competitive total of 8/283 from their 75 overs. Rock has had some recent success with the bat after he scored 135 in Collendina’s victory against Wallington in round two. Cobra all-rounder Andy Higgins contributed 35, while star batsman Corey Walter remained 32 not out at the completion of day one. Barrabool bowlers James Fisher, who took 4/113 from 26 overs, and Nathan Findlay, who claimed 4/74 from 14 overs, were the leading wicket takers for the home side. IN C-Grade, Collendina 1’s bowlers got on top of Barrabool’s batters after the home side was

reduced to 7/86 from 60 overs in their game at Barwon Common. The Cobras, who sent Barrabool into bat first, were well led by bowlers Dwayne Johnston and Sam Beasley. Johnston claimed 2/9 from 12 overs and bowled six maidens, while Beasley had the sparkling figures of 2/9 from his nine overs and he also bowled six maidens. This Saturday, Collendina 1 requires 87 runs for victory. IN D-Grade, a special guest appearance from AFL player Dale Thomas (62) helped Collendina defeat Wallington by 64 runs in their oneday clash at Bellarine Secondary College’s Ocean Grove. Batting first Collendina made 7/226, while in reply Wallington fell short after compiling 7/162 from their 40 overs.


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Teen spinner sinks Grubbers with seven-wicket haul MARK HEENAN OCEAN Grove A Grade Dan Roddis (25), Dave licked its wounds after Bate (29), Reece Noble suffering a 20-run loss to (30) and Cameron, who Anglesea on the second was unbeaten on 35. day of its two-day game Some late-order batting on Saturday October 19. resistance helped the In response to the home Grubbers edge closer to side’s first day score of victory with Cameron 217, Ocean Grove was in and Jack Caldow (16) a strong position to post sharing in a 53-run ninth its second victory of the wicket partnership after season, at Anglesea had one stage the Grubbers being 3/81 "Someone needed on the ropes on day 8/139. to take ownership at“To two, before have of our innings..." – four guys Anglesea teenage spin starts Lucas Cameron get sensation was good,” Joe Lynch Cameron stepped in said. and took control. “Someone needed In the end, Anglesea to take ownership dismissed Grubbers for of our innings, and 197 in 74.4 overs. unfortunately we didn’t The 17-year-old get the result. Lynch, who returned the “We have a week off to remarkable figures of think about it, then into a 7/75 off 25.4 overs, was tough month.” the difference between Ocean Grove, which victory and defeat has the bye in round according Ocean Grove three, sits in third coach Lucas Cameron. position on the A-Grade “They (Anglesea) table after two rounds. outplayed us on day two,” The Grubbers next Cameron said. face reigning premiers “Their young spinner Queenscliff, which sits (Lynch) was exceptional.” winless at the bottom of The Grubbers had four the ladder, in round four batsmen who posted in its first home match scores of 25 or above, on November 9. including nightwatchman

LONG WALK BACK: Pat Kuipers starts the long walk back to the sheds after making a duck against Drysdale in B grade on Saturday.

EFFORT: Drysdale opening bowler Dillion Justice bends his back while Ocean Grove opener Peter Hart backs up at the nonstriker's end.


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Grove B grade finds it tough against Hawks MARK HEENAN

A VALUABLE innings of 59 from Grubber Darren Roddis was the only shining light on day one of Ocean Grove’s two-day B grade clash against Drysdale on Saturday. The Grubbers, who won the toss and batted first, could only manage to compile 9/125 from 49 overs at Ocean Grove Memorial Recreation Reserve.

Roddis was the star batting at No 7, while the next best scorer for the Grubbers was Peter Hart (16). Drysdale bowlers Dillion Justice, who claimed 2/33 from his 17 overs, and Jack Jenkins, who took 3/18 from 10 overs, were the standout performers for the visitors who dominated play on day one. IN C grade, Ocean Grove has already wrapped up first innings

points in its two-day game against Collendina 2 at Charles McCarthy Memorial Oval in St Leonards. Batting first the Cobras were dismissed for a paltry 61 in 33.1 overs. Grubbers bowlers Mark Hyland, 3/13, Ned Thorley, 3/18, and Linden Giuffrida, 3/15 all claimed three wickets apiece. In reply, Alan Bate made a quick fire 36 as the Grubbers made

1 declared for 64 in eight overs to claim first innings points. At stumps Collendina 2 is 3/30 in its second innings at the completion 15 overs. IN D grade, Ocean Grove 1 claimed a four wicket-win over Barrabool in their oneday clash Len Trewin Reserve in St Leonards. Batting first, Barrabool were dismissed for 109 in 35.2 overs, while in reply the Grubbers

compiled 6/111 in 31 overs and won with nine overs to spare. IN other D-Grade games, Ocean Grove 2 lost to Anglesea by five wickets in their one-day match at Anglesea. Grubber Kane Montgomery was the major star for the visitors as he smashed 74 with the bat, but it was Anglesea who bowled out Ocean Grove for 152 in 39 overs. In reply, Anglesea won

with seven overs to spare after the home side 5/157 from 33 overs. MEANWHILE Ocean Grove A grade has the bye in round three and

next faces Queenscliff in round four in a two-day game at home starting on Saturday November 9.


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TOUGH GOING: Ocean Grove B grade found it tough against Drysdale on Saturday. Dave Turner (above), Peter Hart (left) and Pat Kuipers (below) tried their best, but the Grubbers could only muster 9/125 at the close of play.


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'Daisy' puts on a show for locals

Gill lands new role as netball director Gill Hodgson (pictured left) was announced the new Director of Netball at the Ocean Grove Football and Netball Club annual general meeting on Sunday. Hodgson takes over from Jo Britt, who stood down but will continue as a committee member. MEANWHILE Garry O’Callaghan will replace Gavin Berry as the new Director of Football.

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Footy star smacks 62 MARK HEENAN

OCEAN Grove’s Bellarine Secondary College campus was a hive of activity on Saturday after AFL star Dale Thomas made a special guest appearance for the Collendina Cricket Club. The former Collingwood player (pictured right), who agreed to play with arch rival Carlton earlier this month, swapped his footy boots and donned his whites for the Cobras D grade one-day clash against Wallington on October 26. “Dean Britt who

opened the batting for us, is one of his mates,” Collendina Cricket Club D grade captain Dave Stanley told the Voice. “They (Britt and

crowd after he smashed a valuable 62 batting at No 3 for the Cobras. 'Daisy' shared in a 76-run second wicket partnership stand with

"It was a bit of a buzz and he is a nice bloke..." – Dave Stanley Thomas) were down for the weekend and were down for a buck's party on Friday and Dean (Britt) asked him if he wanted to play.” Thomas, affectionately known as ‘Daisy’, was an instant hit with the larger than normal

good mate Dean Britt, who scored 51. The 2010 Collingwood AFL premiership player who played 157 AFL games with the Magpies from 2006 to 2013, also bowled seven overs during Wallington’s innings. For the record, the D

grade Cobras (7/226) won by 64 runs against Wallington (7/162). “It was a bit of a buzz and he is a nice bloke,” Stanley said. “It attracted a bit of a crowd – a lot of the fathers knew he was playing so they brought their kids down to get autographs and photographs.” It is not the first time an AFL footballer has donned the whites for the Cobras, in recent years Geelong AFL footballer Jimmy Bartel has played A grade cricket for Collendina. For more photgraphs, see page 44.

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