GRUBBERS GO PINK, PAGE 35
May 14-27 2014
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TOP OF THE WORLD GOING UP: Ocean Grove is gradually going up in the world. This week the Voice got a crane's eye view of our town. Story page 3.
LOCAL COMMOTION OCEAN Grove singer Johnny Rollins has been picked to be on Team Kylie after blitzing a blind audition in The Voice Australia. Story page 3. Pictures: The Voice Australia
The epic Mountain to Mouth arts event passed through Ocean Grove on Saturday evening. Here John Murray and the Ocean Grove Harriers carry the boat the last leg of the journey from main beach to Barwon Heads. More pictures page 7.
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Shave for a cause
MCG Field of Women
Hair today, gone tomorrow AFTER two scares of breast cancer Heather Tanis decided she wanted to try and make a difference. Friends, family and the local community gathered on Saturday at Ocean Grove Bakers Delight – Heather’s workplace – to watch her shave her head. “I figure I have a choice to shave my head, a choice ladies with breast cancer don’t have. So I thought why not, and raise some money along the way,” Heather explained. First, Heather cut her pony tail to donate to the Breast Cancer Network Australia for women who need a wig during and after treatment, followed by the clippers. “I’m
excited! My friends are coming from near and far to support me. I had a good friend pass away from breast cancer last year, so this is also for her,” Heather said before the shave. Passionate about breast cancer research and fundraising, Heather has loved seeing the generosity of people over the past three weeks during the pink bun campaign. The Ocean Grove and Ocean Grove Marketplace Bakers Delight stores are among 600 bakeries that will donate 100% of the sale of pink finger buns nationally. See the next edition of the Voice to see how much money was raised for the BCNA.
SHAVE: Heather Tanis before (above) and after (below) her great shave.
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Florist keeps blooming BLOOMING heck, she’s done it again! Beachside Blooms Florist took home first prize for Wedding Floral Design last week at the Bridal Industry Awards for Victoria. Gaining a record 99.55% score from clients over the past year, it is the fifth time in the last six years the Ocean Grove florist has won the award. “I didn’t have the feeling we were going to win this year so it was a big surprise. I feel very honoured,” owner
Shelley Keast said. The ceremony took place at Leonda by the Yarra in Melbourne. “We pride ourselves on great customer service which is why I think we have had this success. We also try and go that extra mile, it all pays off,” Shelley explained. Also placing second in the Wedding Decorator Category on the night, the hard work on around 120 weddings a year has paid off for the business.
OCEAN GROVE Fire Brigade has had a relatively quiet fortnight, attending three call outs on the Bellarine. Those call outs include the activation of an alarm at a property on the Bellarine Highway, Leopold, due to an aerosol, a lock in at Connewarre Place, Ocean Grove, and a small grass fire in Sproules Road, Wallington.
WINNER: Shelley Keast with her award.
Comedian entertains Grove Lehmo with Colleen McEwan and Trish Temple.
MEMBERS of the Ocean Grove Barwon Heads Breast Cancer Support Group were among 15,000 breast cancer survivors and their families at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday. The 14 local ladies marched onto the MCG for the annual Field of Women event before, forming a pink lady, before the Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne game kicked off.
OCEAN GROVE Bowling Club was in fits of laughter last weekend. Funny guy, Lehmo, joked with an audience of over 165 people, raising over $4000 for Our Lady Star of the Sea Primary School. “Lehmo and fellow comedian Jeff Green provided an absolutely hilarious night,” organiser Colleen McEwan said. There was also live music
from local Steve McEwan. “It was a very successful evening and it was great to have a night out without the kids. Comedians sure know how to push the boundaries, we had a great laugh,” Colleen said. “A special thanks goes to the bowls club, the school PSA and Alana Mills for organising the fundraiser” Colleen added.
THE national goal of raising $79 million Australia wide for the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal will be supported by Ocean Grove. The Salvation Army is appealing for Red Shield Appeal collectors for Saturday and Sunday May 24 and 25. “Last year’s appeal raised only $41,000 on the Bellarine. A pittance of what is needed here. I’m asking everyone on the Bellarine to put your hand up and offer some assistance collecting,” Greg McDonald, branch manager for LJ Hooker Ocean Grove and chairperson for the Red Shield Appeal on the Bellarine, said. For more information contact Greg McDonald on 0418-551 435 or visit www.salvos.org.au.
THE TERRACE was awoken when works on the Terrace78 project recommenced last Thursday. Work had come to a halt as the suspended cement slab took 28 days to dry. An enormous crane was brought in, helping to lift floors and pre cast concrete panels, for the first floor, into place. “We will now be working on the upper levels for the next month, so you can expect more crane activity with more floors being lifted into place,” Mike Higgins from Michael Higgins
Building Design said. The estimated completion time for Terrace78 is midSeptember. “We have had some genuine interest for both the commercial space and the residential apartments. It will be good to soon see some new shops along The Terrace,” Ian Friend, from RT Edgar said. The Voice attached a GoPro to the top of the crane which captured a bird’s-eye view of not only the construction space, but of Ocean Grove. To see the video, visit www. oceangrovevoice.com
World class The view from the crane that is working on Terrace78.
IT is clear that Ben Shewry’s culinary creations continue to be a recipe for success. The decorated chef, from Ocean Grove, travelled to London for the S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants on April 28. There, Ben and his business partner David Maccora accepted the award for his restaurant, Attica, which came in at No 32, worldwide. The Melbourne based restaurant was also the only Australian recipient. “The event was incredible. It is a huge event and a great opportunity to catch up with other chefs from around the world,” Ben told the Voice. This is the second year Ben’s restaurant has featured in the top 50 Best Restaurants in the world, decided by the votes of 936 industry bigwigs for UK magazine Restaurant. “We’re very grateful to be on the list and even more grateful to the thirty hard working staff members that I have at Attica. Without them, awards like this would not happen,” Ben explained. Ben also credited
Back roads targetted
OCEAN GROVE–based Bellarine Police are orchestrating a number of traffic operations over the coming months. Operation Back Roads will be targetting drink drivers and speeding vehicles along rural roads in Ocean Grove and in neighbouring towns. Locals can expect to see random breath test sites. Police are also warning locals of a spate of daytime home burglaries occurring lately. “Neighbours should be mindful and look out for anything out of the ordinary and of course to report any incidents or suspicions to the police,” Acting Sergeant Shaun Moore said. Theft from motor vehicles is also on the rise. “Most of the vehicles being targeted are unlocked so it’s important to lock your cars,” Sergeant Moore added. To report a crime or suspicious activity call the Bellarine Police on 5256 2695.
Grove lad tickles Kylie's fancy
Ben Shewry (left) accepting Best Restaurant in Australasia award on stage. the award to his wife and the Ocean Grove community. “I could not have got to this stage without the support of my amazing wife, Natalia, who raises
our family and works from home in Ocean Grove for Attica. It has also been great to walk down the street and attend my son’s basketball games and
being congratulated by locals. The love of the Ocean Grove community has been great,” Ben said.
OCEAN Grove’s own soul singer Johnny Rollins made it through the blind auditions of Channel Nine’s The Voice last week. He was picked by Kylie Minogue after the judge turned her seat in approval of his performance of the song ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’ by Labrinth. The 29-year-old makes up half of the local duo Carter Rollins.
PATROL SERVICE AWARD: Rebecca Sampson, Kira Kinsey, Fontaine Portelli and Izzy Rowlands.
COACHES AWARD: Lochie O'Loughlen with Sonia Kinsey.
RAY JOHNSON MEMORIAL NIPPER AWARD: Shae Straw-McMahon.
JOHN BISHOP MEMORIAL BEST CLUBMAN AWARD: Steve Peatling.
OCEAN Grove Surf Lifesaving Club held its glitzy presentation night at the clubrooms on Saturday night. The following awards were presented for the 2013-14 season.
Lewis Howell-Pavia Masters Club Champion: Wes Prosser Open Female Club Champion: Kira Kinsey – 2nd year running Open Male Club Champion: Blake Sweeney – 2nd year running Rookie of the Year: Lachlan Gawley-Price Junior Development Award: Bryce Newton Nipper of the Year: Shae Straw – McMahon Best Patrol Group: Patrol Group 5, Sam Caine, Courtney Jones and Ben Sanders Team of the Year: U/15 Female Board Relay: Izzy Greer, Shae Straw-
McMahon and Ali Gannon. Coaches Award: Guy Kinsey, Rebecca Sampson, Nathan Peatling, Lochie O’Loughlen and Greg Hill. Outstanding Achievers: Shae Straw-McMahon, Kira Kinsey, Rochelle Godfrey, Gen Wild, Alex Bauer and Gilbert Gant. Bob Millett Memorial Lifesaver Improvement Award: Wes Prosser Fred Leiper Memorial Best Patrol Person Award: Nathan Peatling Barry Renton Memorial Best Competitor: Lucy Conquit John Bishop Memorial Best Clubman Award: Steve Peatling
Life saving awards
STATE OPEN BOARD WINNING TEAM: Blake Sweeney, Alex Selway and Guy Kinsey.
BOB MILLETT MEMORIAL LIFESAVER IMPROVEMENT AWARD: Wes Prosser with Noel Emselle.
U/15 Female Club Champion: Izzy Greer U/15 Male Club Champion: Bryce Newton U/17 Female Club Champion: Lucy Conquit U/17 Male Club Champion: Alex Selway – 2nd year running U/19 Female Club Champion: Kira Kinsey – 2nd year running U/19 Male Club Champion:
BARRY RENTON MEMORIAL AWARD BEST COMPETITOR: Lucy Conquit (pictured right). FRED LEIPER MEMORIAL AWARD BEST PATROL PERSON: Nathan Peatling with Paul Austin (pictured left).
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Mountain to Mouth
ICE CREAM: Kate, Ruby, Molly and Grace McLean and Maya Hamilton. Leanne, Lucah and Charli Alexander and Casey Kelly
Flag bearers arrive at Ocean Grove Main Beach after treking 8km from Point Lonsdale.
Christine Gibbon with kids Nicholas, Alexander and Madeleine and parents Pat and Dawn Gleeson.
Vanessa, Alira and Sophie Smith.
Mums picnic fun Mary and Lucy Davies.
ON FRIDAY, Our Lady Star of the Sea held a Mothers Day Mass, followed by a sushi picnic lunch at school. Lots of mothers, fathers, grandmas and grandpas came along and spent some quality time playing games and running activities with their families and siblings. “It was a great day and we got to eat lots of sushi and ice creams with our friends and family,” student Casey Kelly said.
A 24-hour walk from the You Yangs to Barwon Heads made a brief stop at Ocean Grove before completing the last three of 80 kilometers to Barwon Heads on Saturday. A sand walking circle, a ship and beach art greeted the tired legs that travelled from Point Lonsdale to the Grove. Among the locals taking part in the 2014 Mountain to Mouth were the Harriers running group who helped carry the ceremonial boat the final stage across the bridge. Scores took the chance to walk, get fit and experience art and culture along the way.
Carrying the Beangala flag – depicting a Hooded Plover – was Helen Butteriss, pictured here with Rohan and Jacinta Crawwley.
The Mountain to Mouth journey ended at Barwon Heads with walking circle, song and a fire-on-water ceremony.
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Grooving to a Tiny Tempo beat EACH and every one of us can groove to a tune. Babies are born with a love for music, which they themselves play around with every day through the sounds, pitch and rhythm they continually make. Emma Buckler, a kindergarten teacher and mother of one-yearold Charlie has created Tiny Tempos – music education sessions for babies aged up to two in Ocean Grove. “My son has a love for music and I wanted to f ind something local that we could participate in together that was reasonably priced,” Ms Buckler said. After researching her options, Emma found that there was not anything suitable in her local area for both herself and son Charlie. “Tiny Tempos sessions are family friendly and allow the caregiver to engage with their baby through music and movement,” she said. “Seeing children
beating away at a drum or moving their bodies with the sound of music is wonderful to see. They really do get into the groove.“ Sessions have commenced for this term and are held each
Friday at St Peters Church, Ocean Grove at 9.15am and 11.15am. They run for 30 minutes over a 10-week term and cost $80. Ms Buckler said you can still enrol for this term and with classes
f illing fast she is open to running more sessions during the week. “Laughter, music and dancing will be what you see in my classes, and that won’t just be the babies, it will be with the parents too,” she said.
For more information please contact Emma at Tiny Tempos at tinytempos@hotmail. com or visit the Facebook page Tiny Tempos.
The pair set about outlining the facts surrounding plans, insisting on not taking a stand, while answering questions on what options were available to those opposed to the current plan. Mr Hudson said: “Our purpose is to provide information, not take a position. It is important for people to have the facts as we know them.” However, the mood of the meeting was such that Hudson and Asher opted to hand the second half of the meeting over to other convenors – Peter Field, Christine Brooks and Gail McCrae who are all opposed to building a performance space in the park. A number of issues including traffic, maintenance, toilet provision, noise levels and a view that building a performance space with
a 150 person capacity internal space would not be adequate for Ocean Grove’s future needs were all discussed. However, some of those attending called on the new meeting convenors to cut to the chase and resolve to call a special general meeting to prevent any further progress of the park plan. At the meeting Christine Brooks said that at least 10% of Ocean Grove Park membership would need to sign a motion to trigger a special general meeting. After the meeting the Voice contacted Ms Brooks to clarify if the required number of members had signed the motion and whether the letter had been sent to the park committee but she said she was “unable to provide a further comment at this stage”.
With Mother's Day done for another year, Voice reporter Stephanie Naylor asked the students at Our Lady Star of the Sea Primary School: what do you love most about your mum?
Six-year-old Beau Maguire from Ocean Grove said: “I love my Mum because she buys me lots of toys and she loves me. For Mother's Day I bought her lots of lollies. She really likes Favourites chocolate.”
TINY TEMPOS: a place where youngsters can unleash their inner muso.
Performance space unrest at meeting
PLANS for a performance space could be scuppered if an opposition group can muster signatures to a call for an extraordinary general meeting of Ocean Grove Park Inc. About 60 people attended a meeting at Ocean Grove Primary School on Sunday afternoon. Roughly 40 of those voiced their opposition to the plan – either outright or partially – to build a performance space at the southern end of the park. Initially the meeting was convened by Tony Hudson and Stephanie Asher under the auspices of the ‘Ocean Grove Forum’. The forum was set up after the Save Ocean Grove Park group was disbanded, having been assured that the City of Greater Geelong were no longer interested in taking over ownership of the park.
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Five-year-old Joel Butler from Ocean Grove said: “I love my Mum because she buys me treats and she is cool. I got her a boogy board for Mother's Day because she likes the beach and I made her a chocolate cake.”
Five-and-a-half-yearold Lexie Whatley from Ocean Grove said: “I love my Mum because she tickles me and gives me cuddles at night time. For Mother's Day I cleaned the whole house with my sister and gave her flowers and breakfast in bed.”
Five-year-old Lois Hambleton from Ocean Grove said: “I love my Grandma because she always cuddles me and she is nice to me. I spent Mother's Day with my Grandma and I helped her clean her car.”
Six-year-old Paris Halkidis from Ocean Grove said: “I love my Mum because she gives me cuddles in bed. I bought my Mum a cookbook for Mother's Day, and cleaned downstairs in the house.”
CUPPA TIME: organisers of the Wave Baptist Church's Biggest Morning Tea get in some valuable practice before the big event.
Wave morning tea for research OCEAN Groveâ€™s The Wave Baptist Church will be among the local groups hosting a Biggest Morning Tea again this month as part of a national effort to raise money for cancer research. Around $12.6 million
was raised in Australia last year through the Biggest Morning Teas for cancer research. More support groups are being developed all the time for information, support and sharing life together for cancer sufferers and survivors and we are part
of that bigger picture by being able to join together as a community,. On Thursday May 22, the Wave Church will host its fourth annual Biggest Morning Tea from 10am until noon. This yearâ€™s theme is Hawaiian, so the
morning will be bright and fun. Generous local businesses have donated goods for a silent auction while the Queenscliff Ukelele Band have kindly offered their time to entertain the guests. They event will also
feature a fashion parade with clothes kindly donated by local fashion house Kairos. Entry is $10 or $5 for pensioners. Bring friends. For more information please telephone Sandra on 5255 1378.
Busy sports schedule STUDENTS at Our Lady Star of the Sea had a busy week with their annual tabloid sports day held on Monday at Shell Road oval and their athletics day on Tuesday at Landy Field. Malady House Leaders Jack and Keely “On Tuesday May 6 the whole school went to Landy Field for our annual athletics day. It was exciting on the bus and we were ready to go! We all were in house colors, which are Malady (red), Boyd (green), Wathaurong (gold) and Mercy (blue). When we started we were all trying to get points and trying to stay organised. We started our events with hurdles and discus. Other events were high jump, shot put, relays, sprints and long jump. Mercy were the overall winners. Parents were excited to hear the results and the house captains were jumping with joy. On Friday, at the school assembly the shield was presented to Mercy."
Mercy House Leader Jake Charles "I thought that Landy Field was a great day because the weather was nice, everyone enjoyed themselves and tried their hardest and that's why I think we won overall." Alex Light "I liked both school sports days. I thought it was a great experience for the preps. I thought the house colour organisation was great. Blue, green, yellow and red did great. My favourite thing was tunnel ball at the tabloid sports day. Landy Field was also the best. I loved it. I thought the preps loved it just as much as I did. It was awesome." Macy Williamson "All of us had fun at our sports carnival at Landy Field. First we went into our team colours then some of us went off to shot-put, discus, hurdles, high jump, long jump and lots more. It was a fantastic day and we can’t wait for the next one."
Domestic violence awareness A GROUP of Ocean Grown women are taking a stand, and a few steps, against domestic violence. Local personal trainer Jodi Dunell, from Jumpt, and her clients are walking from Queenscliff to Drysdale this Sunday May 18, raising money for Zena women's services. “Zena helps women who are in abusive relationships by providing emergency accommodation and re-establishing them in a new community. It provides women and their children with basic needs of food and shelter as well as petrol and prepaid mobile phones,” Jodi explained Ocean Grovers Clare Stephenson and Ange Flett are looking forward to the walk and happy they’re contributing to the cause. “It’s important that our community helps each other out when going through difficult times.
STEPS: Jodi Dunell (middle) from Jumpt and her clients are walking to raise awareness for domestic violence. I’m hoping this walk cause and it’s great that that we might made a the walk or sponsor the creates more awareness we may help some ladies difference in supporting walkers, contact Jodi on for domestic violence that are struggling. It’s women in need,” Ange 0416-266 607 or www. too,” Clare explained. nice to be a part of a added. jumpt.com.au. ‘This is a really good like-minded group and If you would like to join
Council investigates property tree removal VEGETATION was seen being removed from the land occupying 21 The Avenue last Thursday, May 1. Council members were seen inspecting the property after complaints were made of the removal. “I understand that trees need to sometimes be removed but it was disappointing to see nearly all the trees on the property removed. I am
led to believe that there has been no application made, either, for the removal,” local resident Andy Hurst said. “Council is reviewing the removal of vegetation at the property. Planning officers have inspected the site and are in discussions with the owners of the property,” City of Greater Geelong Development Manager Joanne Van Slageren said.
Council is investigating tree removal from an Ocean Grove property.
Julie fronts campaign OCEAN GROVE’S own Julie Rodger has been made the face of a national campaign. Julie is featuring in a soon-to-be-released campaign for the Breast Cancer Network’s 2014 Tax Appeal. “Julie has been chosen for her exceptional work as BCNA Community Liaison and Member Group leader, raising awareness for BCNA's resources and support and connecting women along the Bellarine Peninsula who have
been diagnosed with breast cancer into BCNA services. Julie's support group has grown from three to 26 women over two years, and she has done amazing work rallying the community to provide support such as school pick up and meal deliveries to families of women undergoing treatment,” fundraising coordinator Celeste Harrison said, from the Breast Cancer Network Australia. “This is a great honour
Julie Rodger and I’m very thankful to the BCNA for all the hard work they do in providing women, like myself, with support throughout and after breast cancer,” Julie said.
Frankie makes welcome return AN OCEAN Grove family has received a Mother's Day gift to remember. The family's six-yearold cat Frankie, aka ‘The Galloping Gourmet’ because he loves food so much, went missing and after eight long days, the family was starting to fear the worst.
But on Sunday, Frankie turned up on the doorstep, famished, but otherwise well, completely unaware of the fuss he had caused. He’s a very friendly and sociable cat and is often seen with the end of his collar sticking out. Although he’s adventurous, he has never been away from home
overnight as he ensures he is home for his night time meal. It was a wonderful Mother's Day gift for the family and it was a particularly memorable Mother's Day meal for Frankie, who wolfed his dinner down in record time.
Progress reports push for OGCA OCEAN Grove Community Association will continue pushing for progress reports on last year’s Urban Design Framework forum. That was a key issue association chairperson John Fendyk highlighted at last week’s AGM at the Grove centre. The forum was held at the Surf Lifesaving Club last year and invited public and business members to give their views on the future direction of the town.
Other issues included association interest in the need for a town hall building, greater need for footpaths and traffic and parking resolutions. The association also reaffirmed its support for a performance space at Ocean Grove Park along with ongoing collaboration with Barwon Heads Association. The two associations plan to host a joint forum at Ocean Grove Bowling Club on October 29.
Mr Fendyk along with existing committee members Michael Harbour (deputy chairperson and secretary), Howard Deane (treasurer), David Reid, Ray Davey, Robyn Hayles and Guert Hey were all reappointed to serve for the next 12 months. The association has recently begun improving its website www.ogca. com.au and intends to launch a Facebook page in the coming weeks.
Pink Cobras day
COLLENDINA Cobras showed their appreciation of mums on Sunday by donning pink just about everywhere. The club sported socks and armbands, dogs wore bright neck scalves, and even umpires lost their usual white coats in
support. The day was all about supporting breastcancer awareness and fundraising and was part of the national Pink Sports Day. The club hoped to raise about $600 with a raffle and sausage sizzle.
HOME: Frankie, also known as The Galloping Gourmet, was missing for eight days.
Jesse Sutton and Spencer Bryan sell raffle tickets.
Lachlan Taylor, Sally Taylor, Ivy Taylor and Gisell the dog.
Nicole Bryan and Judi Sutton in charge of the sausage sizzle.
Cobras under 14 football team wearing pink socks.
Market getting bigger THE Bellarine Community Farmers Market is slowly but surely getting bigger. Over the past six months, the market has gone from having around 18 stalls to more than 25. “We’re always getting new inclusions. Lately, we have welcomed new stalls such as Wildings Pantry Essentials and lots of other local producers,” organiser Sally Waites
said. The market, located on the corner of Draper St and Presidents Ave, runs all year round on every third Saturday from 9am to 1pm, with the market only cancelled if the weather is very wet. The next market is set for Saturday May 17. To book a stall or for more information, call Sally on 0418-141 208 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk to Heads
Peter Mobbs and Jess Gallè
Lester a hit
Picture: LAKI SIDERIS
STALL: Ben Keon-Cohen sells some fresh produce to Chris Carnaby.
NEW original pop rock band from Ocean Grove, Lester, has popped up on radio stations in Melbourne, Canberra and London. Lester features Peter Mobbs on vocals and guitar, Jess Gallè on vocals and bass and Craig Hocking on drums. Lester has been described as a mix of Eurythmics/Lou Reed/Marc Bolan/Stones. The band has had steady airplay with four of their songs and two of them have been gaining regular airplay in the UK. Songwriter and guitarist Peter Mobbs says "We were stoked when we found out, we have a recording of these geezers in strong Scottish accents talking about our band Lester from Ocean Grove, Australia and how they think the band sounds like 'Lou Reed meets Marc Bolan'." Bass player Jess says the whole indie scene is an for Musical Excellence in amazing community of bands and musicians from around 2003 and 2004. the world who support each other. An original member of Lester has also received airplay on local radio, with Flap!, Ben has worked with Pulse FM double plays and was Noyz Radios Australian artists including The Cat Artist of the day earlier this year. Empire, Tim Rogers, Mark Lester has been recording at a home studio dubbed Seymour, Deborah Conway, 'Blackbird Studios' after a frequent visitor to the Ocean Eddie Perfect, comedy duo Die Roten Punkte, and Grove residence. 'He would sing on my deck from sunup until sundown for circus artist Rockie Stone. weeks on end.' Mobbsy said. 'So the studio named itself'. Ben now performs with Lester has been writing and recording this year, and Circus Oz. is now in the process of putting a live band together for Hannaford and Hendry shows. The band is currently rehearsing and hopes to hit promise to provide another the local live scene in 2014. memorable night at the You can check out Lester on YouTube atyoutube. Terrace chook shop. com/MusicLester and on Facebook at facebook.com/ BlackbirdStudiosLester.
Muso legend is back A SMALL, happy group of women walked from Ocean Grove to Barwon Heads last week. This was no ordinary walk though, it was in aid of Women Walk the World. The Ocean Grove Nightlight Branch of the Country Women’s Association undertook their third annual walk for the cause. The global event was staged simultaneously in many countries around the
world to promote good health and awareness of women's issues in developing countries. “We were accompanied by some well-trained canines who also really enjoyed the outing. Some walked on to the Bluff and most walked back to Ocean Grove. We collected donations prior to and along the way, raising nearly $100,” member Faye Tanner said.
AUSSIE legend Ross Hannaford is back in the Grove this month. The former Daddy Cool guitarist will be putting on a show at the Piping Hot Chicken and Burger Shop on May 31. Along with Ross will be a massive bonus in an appearance from Ben Hendry. A stalwart of the Melbourne jazz and improvised music scene, Ben is one of Melbourne's
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most sought after drummers. Renowned for his delicate touch at the drums, he has graced the stages in the UK and North America – a drummer who can support and contribute to every type of music, from hilarious comedy acts to driving a jazz group. Given time he also teaches in schools. Ben has performed throughout Australia and the UK in clubs such as the Basement (Sydney)
and Bennetts Lane (Melbourne). He has also played at major events and venues like the Sydney Opera House and and the Melbourne Concert Hall as well as major festivals like the Wangarata Jazz and Blues Festival, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival and the fringe festivals in Edinburgh, Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney. Ben was a member of the winning ensembles of the Atheneium Awards
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with Sarah Duffield, 24, from Leopold, at Oakdene Vineyards •Favourite local building/ architecture? Here at Oakdene in the gardens with a glass of wine and a cheese plate, you can't beat it. The water feature and the fairy lights look fantastic, especially at night. •Most relaxing night out? Heading down to Melbourne and visiting nice restaurants. I recently went to Rosetta along Southbank, Neil Perry's resturant. I like to see what other restaurants do compared to Oakdene. •Your ideal breakfast or lunch spot? Elkhorn Roadhouse. I like how it has the produce store as well. I recently bought a honey balsamic oil from there, it's delicious. •Best local pizza? I used to work at Bolzano and absolutely love their gourmet Italian pizza variety. They use fresh produce, better
than your regular pizza. •Favourite local food store? Ocean Grove Fresh Fruit. The store is perfectly organised and fresh and if you ever want anything different, they're always happy to get it in for you. •Favourite thing about working locally? Working locally at Oakdene is exciting as it is ever changing and the atmosphere is very quirky. After working here for four years, I now have an appreciation and love for food and wine. It's more than a job! What book/ magazine are you reading? Carrie by Stephen King. I bought it at the airport on my way to the US last year and still need to finish it. •Favourite music to play at work? We play an internet radio station called Koffee FM which has casual and relaxed music. •What is your own coffee order? I've just started drinking coffee so I'm easing into it by drinking mochas for a little bit of sweetness •What is your favourite coffee to make? I've just started learning how to do coffee art so I'm enjoying making cappuccinos and experimenting with shapes and patterns.
IT HAS been a year since Ty and Rachael Simons were handed the keys to The Driftwood Cafe (formerly Bardeli) and 10 months since they opened their doors for trading. “It has been an amazing year,” says Ty. “We survived our first summer, it wasn’t perfect but we learnt a lot for next year. Some things we would do the same and some differently.” It has been a steep learning curve for the Driftwood team, but they have risen to the challenge and have now found their groove, constantly producing excellent food from Trevor and his team in the kitchen, while Dan and the front of house team make sure the coffee and service are second to none. “The good thing about this business is that we are always evolving and changing. We keep what works and look for alternatives if something doesn’t. This year we are going to put a permanent roof on the decking area that will slide open in the hotter months. We have done a few private functions throughout the year and this will allow us to use this space regardless of the weather. It is an exciting time for us.” The Driftwood is open seven days a week, from 7am and will continue to open Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the year. “Night times take on a slower pace,with a moreformal approach. The evening menu has a lot more sharing options, as well as more traditional main meals. We lay up the tables with candles and linen napkins, to make it feel special.” Ty and Rachael feel that they have been warmly received by the local community and have found an amazing place to bring up their three beautiful children.
markets & fairs
• Parkes Hall Newcombe Street Portarlington - May 25 9am to 2pm •Bellarine Community Farmers' Market - May 17 Ocean Grove Park • Rotary club of Ocean Grove Winter Market at Bellarine Aquatic and Sports Centre - Sunday June 2 • Buy Bellarine Produce Barn - Tuckerberry Farm Saturdays and Sundays 9am-3pm
• 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
• 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 55plus, 10.15am gentle exercises to music for 65plus contact Marg on 52 551 335 - Thursday 1pm Craft Group • Uniting Church Hall Ocean Grove - Wednesdays 9am Volleyball, 9.30am exercises to music for all ages contact Marg on 5255 1335 • Queenscliff RSL Hall - Mondays 1.30pm exercises using chairs for
all ages contact Marg on 5255 1335 • Marcus Hill Hall cnr Banks Road and Bellarine Highway - Tuesdays 7.45pm – 10pm Ocean Grove Scottish Country Dance Ph: 5251 3393 • Senior Citizens Hall Ocean Grove - Mondays 7-8.30pm and Wednesdays 1-3pm Line Dancing Ph: 0413 690597 • 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 700951 • Yoga classes in Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads: Beginners, Hatha, Vinyas and Svaroopa Yoga Ph: 0413 955 331 or email Kerryn@ bluewateryoga.org.au
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
• 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
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). Details Julie Rodger 0435 362 573 or julesrodg@ gmail.com.
What’s On phone: 5255 3233 or email: journo@ oceangrovevoice. com
classes & exhibtions
• Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre Check our program with a range of courses, classes and fun activities Ph: 52 554 294
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• Ocean Grove Library – corner Presidents Avenue and The Avenue. - Wednesdays 10.30am – Toddlertime - Thursdays 11.30am Babytime - Nursery Verses - Fridays 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. geelonglibraries.vic.gov. au
Ocean Grove Toy Library Borrow a range of toys for children aged six months to six years, open to all families on the Bellarine www. oceangrovetoylibrary. org.au • Uniting Church Ocean Grove - Friday 10am-noon Ocean Grove Play Group Any children 5yrs and under welcome to join a friendly play group large indoor and outdoor area, lots of toys, great craft activities, music and story time contact Chelsea Cole at oceangroveplaygroup@ gmail.com classes & exhibtions • Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre Program with a range of courses, classes and fun activities Ph: 52 554 294
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 email@example.com 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. www.groupspaces.com/coasters-social-group or phone 0411 952 598.
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• Piping Hot Chicken Shop - May 30 Ross Hannaford and the Critters - August 8 The Hornets • 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 3pm-5.30pm. 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 - May 16 Desperate Housewives- rock chicks revisited - May 23 Of Mice and Men • Springdale Community Centre Hall - Making waves music/ poetry arvo every third Sun of every month 2pm - 5.30pm
• Ocean Grove Bowling Club - May 16 Morning Melodies Don Fisher 60's, 70's and 80's covers
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Suggestions for sculpture wanted ROTARY Club of Ocean Grove is appealing for suggestions from the community on where an important sculpture should be re-homed. A waterfall, made by local sculptor Noel Essex, was presented to the community in 1993 by Rotary. The water was turned off when the drought hit Victoria in the early 2000’s, and then was not included in the masterplan for Ocean Grove's Shell Road Reserve and was removed.
“We are looking for a good place to put it and then we will need all the permits and a contractor to make a new base for it. We are talking to Barwon Coast and the City of Greater Geelong about their views,” Rotarian Margaret Campbell said. In the short term, Rotary needs a place to store the heavy granite parts which are currently sitting in a member's property in the industrial estate. “It’s an attractive piece of artwork and it would be a shame for it to go
to waste,” Rotarian Noel Emselle said. “The money was raised from the profits of a ball to mark the opening of the Surfside Community Hall in 1991 attended by 700 people and organised by John Calnin, so it’s quite a nice piece of Ocean Grove history,” Margaret Campbell added. Where would you suggest the waterfall should be relocated in Ocean Grove? Email the Voice: journo@ oceangrovevoice.com.
Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant and Cellar Door has been producing award winning local wine and food on the Bellarine Peninsula for a decade. As a boutique wine producer specialising in the varieties best suited to the region; Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris, Oakdene wines are elegant, complex and reflect the true varietal character of the region. The wines are made in small quantities, from high quality fruit, produced in low yields using meticulous vine management. This attention to detail is best reflected in the 2012 Oakdene ‘William’ Shiraz – recently winning a Trophy for Best Regional Shiraz and a Trophy for Best Regional Red Wine at the Ballarat Wine Show, as well as a Gold Medal at the Sydney Royal Wine Show. The award winning Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant is the perfect place to match estate grown wines with the menu of seasonal, local and regional produce Executive Chef Marty Chichester prepares with passion and flair.
As an experienced bridal wear designer and dressmaker I specialize in creating a beautiful, unique one off bridal gown capturing each brides personality and style at an affordable price. Each brides wedding gown should be as individual as she is and by working with your ideas and the things you love I can create the wedding gown of your dreams. My business is in a studio situated in the garden of my home.
develop in their kitchen including smoked chicken, salmon pastrami, kimchi, lemon tarts, muffins, cake, slices, pesto, jams, chutney, pickles, sauces, breakfast cereal.....the list goes on and keeps growing. Visiting Elk Horn gives you a taste of the Bellarine and the store allows you to take home a little of your experience with you.
Manager Nathan Williams says “I really think we can go back to back….the feedback from locals and visitors about this pie (Jumbo Chunky Beef) has been unbelievable…we really feel the support.” He continues, “…hopefully the judges share the same sentiment.”
Elk Horns most recent achievement is being awarded 3 Stars in The Age Good Food Under $30 Guide.
In celebration of a year that has seen the Rolling Pin add 17 medals and 11 trophies to their already packed cabinet, readers of The Ocean Grove Voice have the opportunity to save massive 20.14% between now and judging day (May 27th). Mr Williams says “As we look forward to a prosperous 2014, a discount of 20.14% seemed like the perfect number.” See advertisement below for your coupon.
Saltbush Fine foods hosts an eclectic mix of all things food. This café & provedore showcase some of the finest local produce that the Bellarine has to offer. The extensive & artistically displayed range includes olive oil, Glasshouse farms lettuce delivered daily, Lonsdale tomatoes, Wallington honey, locally roasted Lonely Goatherd Coffee, great selection of condiments from Iron Bark Sauces to Saltbush’ own label which includes tomato relish, & the oh so popular rhubarb & vanilla bean compote.
Advanced Mussel Supply
Jenkins & Son Fresh Fish
On June 2nd 2013, Rolling Pin Pies & Cakes was awarded the most coveted title in the baking industry, “Australia’s Best Pie”. In just two short weeks on May 27th, the bakers at the famous Ocean Grove bakery will again do battle, this time to retain their title.
Since opening in 2009 Elk Horn Roadhouse has set a bench mark in supporting local wineries and producers. It has established its self as a local icon as well as a destination to the many visitors to Ocean Grove and the Bellarine. Elk Horn offers it all - local store serving Supreme coffee, house made cakes and slices, a licensed café delivering an a la carte breakfast and lunch menu and boutique produce and gift store featuring Elk Horns own extensive line. Elk Horn prides its self on the amount of house made products they
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Advance Mussel Supply is a family owned and operated business that has been farming Mussels in Port Phillip Bay for over 30 years. We are one of the original Mussel farmers in Port Phillip Bay and one of the largest in Victoria. Our goal is to produce high quality mussels all year round. After experimenting with Angasi oysters over the last couple of years we now have Angasi ( Flat Oysters) for sale.
Noble Foods, Real food, Real flavour created by 3 Real Chefs... Nicole, Paul & Carol. This is what locals are queuing in growing numbers for at this amazing little hidden foodstore. Quality take home meals & produce, superb pies, sensational coffee with an abundance of ‘foodie’ delights served with a smile and personal service. Experience the flavours first hand and prepare to be stunned by the range of desserts sourced by Victoria’s best producers. Terindah Estate is excited to announce two new inclusions to their venue. A delicious breakfast menu will now be available on both Saturday and Sunday from 8am onwards. Every Sunday from now on there will also be a family roast lunch available. Bring your friends, family and even your dog to enjoy the breathtaking views for breakfast or a roast lunch on the weekends. Booking essential 03 5251 5536 Peter Jenkins is a lifelong resident of Portarlington and is a legend in the seafood industry, with his son being the seventh generation fisherman in this family business. Jenkins & Son do not trade in farmed products and all seafood is extremely fresh when sold from their business in Portarlington. Fish can be purchased whole or filleted. Jenkins and Son catch fish using large net and long line methods.
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Rotarian Noel to chair science schools committee NOEL EMSELLE from Rotary Ocean Grove has been appointed to chair the District Science Schools Foundation Committee vacated by PDG Henry Hudson. “Henry was one of my tutors when I studied Textile Chemistry at the Gordon in the late 1950s,” Noel said. "I followed that diploma with a graduate degree, BSc in Pure and Applied Chemistry from the University of Melbourne in 1962." “Fifty years as a trained scientist and manager in the textile and polymer industries has brought me into contact with a wide range of industries that use textiles and other polymers.” I’m also interested in the marine environment and scuba diving and have been an active member of the Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre at Queenscliff.” “Unfortunately the
word 'science' has been used in far too many literary and political contexts where the classical 'scientif ic method' has not been followed. I believe we must encourage our youth
and the National Youth Science Forum, aim to do just that. The ConocoPhillips Science Experience is a fun three or four days of science activities for year 9 and 10 students in 2014. The
"I believe we must encourage our youth to seek out reliable data and conclusive experimental evidence rather than meekly accepting authoritarian, dogmatic and faith-based theories." – Noel Emselle to seek out reliable data and conclusive experimental evidence rather than meekly accepting authoritarian, dogmatic and faithbased theories,” Noel said. Two Rotarysupported programs, The ConocoPhillips Science Experience
Rotary Club of Ocean Grove is currently seeking participants and interested students should talk to their science teachers or contact Ann Hodgkinson from the Rotary Club on firstname.lastname@example.org. au. The program
Noel Emselle will chair the District Science Schools Foundation committee.
takes place in over 35 universities and tertiary institutions, within many different laboratories and lecture theatres. In Victoria programs are run at: Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre (12 to 14 January 2015); Monash University, Clayton (13 to 15 January 2015); RMIT University, Melbourne (20 to 22 January 2015); University of Melbourne, Parkville (14 to 16 January 2015). For more information go to ConocoPhillips Science Experience or www. scienceexperience.com. au/. Information about The Science Experience and copies of brochures containing an application form, were sent to all secondary schools and public libraries in Australia in May.
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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. Tree Services
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For more information contact us on: 5255 3233
Brain power on show
Ian uses kinetic sand.
Paige shows her Brain Breaks book.
STUDENTS at Ocean Grove Primary School have been exercising their brains. Teachers have been trialling the benefits of Brain Break activities with individual students and also within small groups. The sessions involve both physical movement and hands-on activities. “Movement activates the brain and optimizes class engagement which
helps in the management of stress and performance anxiety. Students have the opportunity to express their moods and emotions with play. Although this program has only been running for a short time the results have already proven beneficial to the students’ ability to stay focussed on classroom activities,” Integration Aide Jenny Warren said.
Bellarine Secondary opens up its doors BELLARINE Secondary College opened its doors to the local community on Wednesday with its annual information evening activities. Over 350 people participated in tours of the Ocean Grove campus and attended information sessions. Students from across all year levels proudly shared their school with visitors. Musicians, actors, scientists, cooks and robotics champions demonstrated their skills to the large crowd. “The college was buzzing with activity and energy”, commented one visitor. “I was very pleased with the level of support and interest shown by the community. It was
Open Day pride for school Bellarine Secondary College students showed off their school to visitors during the annual information day.
wonderful to see so many families visiting our College and seeking to know more about the many programs the College offers,” college principal Mrs Alison Murphy said. Parents commented on the breadth of courses available and of their surprise to hear the vineyard, agriculture and equine facilities and programs. “Approximately 60 students assisted with the activities throughout the evening and thoroughly enjoyed showing off their school to the visitors”, Mrs Murphy said. The college welcomed parents and students to the Drysdale campus the following morning.
Phoebe washes clothes with an olden day washboard.
Fletcher, Abbey, Mawson and Willow look at olden day toys.
Life in the 19th century A LUCKY group of Ocean Grove Primary School students were taken back in time last week. The excursion took the grade two class to Werribee Park Mansion as part of their history studies. A taste of life back in the 1800s was experienced through a tour of the restored
mansion. Pupils even did a load of washing as it would have been done over 100 years ago. “Students enjoyed making comparisons between the past and the present and all agree that life in the 21st Century is much easier than life in the 1800s,” teacher Kate Greskie said.
Anglers urged to be wary of fish hooks
A pelican is released back to the Barwon River in Barwon Heads.
Pictures: EVE LAWN
RESIDENTS of Barwon Heads have been concerned about an injured pelican that was first sighted at the Barwon River two months ago. The pelican was suffering from extreme fish-hook injuries and had a severe infection caused by the hooks by the time it was rescued by an independent wildlife carer. Once the pelican was captured, it was transported to a vet and subsequently cared for by Robyn from Torquay Wildlife Shelter. The pelican was medicated with antibiotics until it was ready for release last Monday. For this pelican, there was a happy ending. However, some are not so lucky. Because these birds live in the same areas that people like to fish, there is potential for birds and sea mammals, such as seals, to become hooked and tangled in fishing line. By far the most common cause of injury is the accidental hooking when birds
and seals forage near active fishers. Despite the obvious injuries of the hooks embedding in the flesh of the animals, hidden injuries occur when the bait containing a hook is swallowed. These hooks catch on the inside of the animal's throat and stomach causing tearing and internal bleeding. Once the animal is hooked, it leaves the animal susceptible to infection which can cause long term suffering and a painful death. But by fishing responsibly, we can prevent injuries to wildlife. Here are a few tips to help protect the animals who share our waterways: 1. Cast away from birds foraging were you are fishing. 2. Attend to your fishing gear at all times and do not leave baited hooks unattended. 3. Collect any rubbish or discarded line you find. Cut it up and dispose of it in the bin. 4. Take care not to discard fishing waste that may contain
Graceful egrets on show
A sad result of carelessness.
A pelican with a fish hook in its mouth. for easy removal. hooks. If you do hook If you do hook a bird, it is important to stay a bird or seal or calm and do not cut come across injured the line. Gently reel wildlife, please call the bird in and place Robyn from Torquay a towel over its eyes Wildlife Shelter on to limit exposing the 0402-237 600 or Help animal to excessive for Wildlife on 0417stress. If the hook can 380 687. Help for be easily removed, cut Wildlife is a volunteer that the barb and remove organisation the hook and line. It provides a 24-hour is vital not to release emergency response the bird if hooks have service for injured, sick been swallowed or are and orphaned wildlife too deeply embedded across Victoria.
IT'S BEEN a lovely few weeks weather-wise, with a mixture of beautiful clear autumn days and then some much needed rainy days. I had another very enjoyable day at Western Treatment Plant with Tom and Gordon, where we observed 80 species of birds, including my first Victorian white-bellied sea eagle, which was a huge highlight for me. I've been thinking a lot about egrets lately. After not seeing any cattle egrets for ages, I noticed a few in a paddock in Curlewis. Then Tom told me that he noticed a huge flock of cattle egrets roosting at dusk, at McLeods Waterholes in Drysdale. I managed to swing past there during the week, and sure enough there were about 90 cattle egrets in the Willow Trees in the middle of the lake- what a great sight! Pity the light was not great for photos. Cattle egrets can be
distinguished from the little egret in a few respects. The cattle egret is smaller than a little egret by about 10cm. The most obvious distinguishing features between the two birds is that the little egret has a black bill and black legs, where as the cattle egret has a yellow bill and greenish-yellow legs. The little egret is also slimmer in build. In the breeding season, cattle egrets change from a white plumage colour to yellow. Little egrets are such graceful birds. They are classed as 'critically endangered' in Victoria, so it's always lovely to see them. I've mainly seen little egrets at Swan Bay. Come to think of it I haven't seen a little egret for a while, not even at WTP, so I hope I see one soon! Have a lovely few weeks and enjoy the glorious clear autumn days. Jen Carr
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councillor SITTING Beangala returned been Jan Farrell has City of Greater in the weekend while Keith Geelong elections become to Fagg looks certain directly elected the City’s first Mayor. on Sunday Cllr Farrell said to the wonderful night: “Thanks for their folk of Beangala support. I’m very confidence and years. the next four excited about as the new Fagg Keith “With major changes Mayor, we’ll see engages with the to how Council community.”
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Grubbers go pink
OPEN: Lucas Trentini cuts the ribbon to officially open Surfside Waves new coaches box, while Brian Burgess watches on.
‘SURFSIDE Waves oldest and youngest members were on hand to open the new coaches shelters at one of the Shell Road soccer pitches. President Ian Waugh made a short speech on the shelters, which were funded partly by a grant from Ocean Grove Connected Communities, and this was followed by ribboncutting Brian Burgess, 80, and youngest Lucas Trentini, 4. The ribbon cutting was done just before the senior teams kicked off for their first home game of the season. The first games were played on a wet and windy afternoon, with the new shelters already proving their worth.
A SEA of pink blanketed the Ocean Grove netball courts last weekend. The first of was held along Shell Road, raising more than $2200 for the Andrew Love Cancer centre and netball club supplies. “The day went really well. All the effort that went into the food was gorgeous. We even managed to get one male to get his nails painted, that’s an achievement in itself,” event coordinator Anna Winter said. Breast cancer tins rattled and merchandise was sold, with money raised for breast cancer. Ocean Grove’s Julie Rodger attended, representing BCNA as community liaison.
Players wore pink armbands and pink tattoos to show their support for the Bellarine Cancer Network Association. “I’m really proud of our club. Were hoping this will become a yearly event. We might even consider other fundraising events such as raising money for prostate cancer on Fathers Day, for example,” Anna added. The High Tea had many delicious savouries and sweets for all to share while watching the Ocean Grove vs Modewarre matches. “It was great to see four life members turn up. All the effort behind the scenes was unbelievable,” Anna said.
High-tea time for Judy Ollis (senior netball coordinator), Julie Rogers (Breast Cancer Network Association), Gill Hodgson (director of netball) and Anna Winter (high-tea coordinator). Pictures: TERI DODDS
Milly Dodds and Nikita Page help set up the balloons. READY TO PLAY: Emily Moroney, Matilda Doyle and Maddy Moroney.
First loss for Bears WALLINGTON’S Bellarine Bears A grade and A Reserve baseball sides hosted the visiting Bacchus Marsh Tigers on Saturday 3 May. In the A grade game, both teams went blow for blow early on until the Tigers were able to edge away towards the end. For the Bears, starter Josh Crotty on the hill kept things tight early on before handing over pitching duties to Simon Murry. Hits to Murry, Chris Barker, Brad McKentish and Lyndon Hockey kept the Bears in the game. The Bears 3-6 loss being the first game of the season to be dropped by the A graders, leaving the side at 3-1 going into Week 4 of the season. Earlier in the afternoon the Bellarine Bears A Reserve side struggled to get their offence into gear going down to the Tigers 0-8. Starting pitcher Matt Price worked hard for the Bears. After two competitive outings the A Reserve Bears will be
looking to continue to pressure their opposition in the weeks to come. Over at the Saints, the Bellarine Bears B Reserve side jumped their opponents 8-1 to put their first win of the season on the board. A couple of rain delays allowed just enough time for a complete game to be played. Brad Hockey was again strong on the hill and well backed up by some miserly defence. In the junior competition, the Deakin/ Bellarine under 13 side defeated Werribee 10-4 in an entertaining match. This was a great result for the little leaguers, with a number of players playing their second ever game of baseball. Coach Jason Love observed that the whole team is starting to make great improvements each week. Interested in finding out more about the Bellarine Bears Baseball Club? Pay them a visit online at: www.bellarinebears.org. au.
Ocean Grove A grade players show their support.
Harry Lee competing at last years Australian SUP Festival. Picture: SURFING AUSTRALIA
Paddling set to stand up in June THE HIF Victorian SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Titles presented by Be the Influence is set to take over the Barwon Coast in June and will bring together the cream of Victorian Stand Up Paddleboarding for a massive weekend. The deciding event for selection into Victorian
State Team heading to the Australian SUP Titles will be held throughout the Barwon Coast region including the Barwon River for the Marathon races and Ocean Grove Main Beach for the surfing component. Divisions for the weekend include
Marathon races, Technical Races and Surfing events ranging from Under 18’s to Over 50’s. Surfing Victoria CEO, Max Wells, is excited to see the Stand Up Paddleboard community come together for a massive weekend. “Having all of the
events together across the weekend will be a great spectacle and really showcase the level of talent within Victoria.” “Our SUP surfers are a hardy bunch and will no doubt be excited to surf in some great waves during winter” “It is going to be a great gathering for the whole
SUP community” Entrants can register via surfingvic.com The HIF Victorian SUP Titles is Presented by Be the Influence and Supported by TeamUp, VicHealth, Play it Safe by the Water and Surfing Victoria.
ABOVE: It was great viewing of the netball during the High Tea. RIGHT: Gill Hodgson (director of netball), Geoff Cunningham (OGFNC president) and Julie Rogers (Breast Cancer Network Association). Lauren Ollis shared some treats with mum Judy Ollis.
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Action from the Division Two match between Surfside Waves and Surf Coast.
Waves win SURFISDE Waves’ Division Two team played its first home game of the 2014 season on Sunday May 4. In what turned out to be a very entertaining game in their clash against Barwon Red, the Waves came out on top with a 3-1 win. After scoring his 150th goal for Surfside Waves last week, Nick Hargreaves opened the scoring. This was followed by goals from Douglas Millar and Alex Ketchen, before Barwon got one goal before half-time. The second half was a see-sawing battle between the clubs, but the Waves won in the end and sit
second on the ladder. AFTER an impressive away win against Colac in round one, the Division Three team played Barwon Heads in their battle of the bridge clash. Despite a wonderful strike from Nick Goodwin, the Waves seem to lose their way a little. An injury to Goodwin seemed to change the game in favour of Barwon Heads, who took its chance with four goals before half-time. A determined Waves, tried their hardest in the second half to pull the score back but it was to no avail. The full-time score was 1-5 in Barwon Heads'
favour, but the Waves battled all game which on another day could have seen a different result. Coach Kevin Bowers said at end at the match: "There is a lot to like about this young outfit who will gain valuable experience from this match”. A stand out performance from Jacob van Eggelen gave the Waves something to take away from the game. ROUND 1: RESULTS 27/04/2014 Division 2: Barwon Heads 0-1 Surfside Waves Division 3: Colac Otway Rovers 1-2 Surfside Waves
Division Two action
Division Three against Barwon Heads.
grove junior sport
Cobras footy wrap-up
Under 10 OGCC Blue Cobras U10 Blue defeated Torquay 8.9.57 to 4.1.25. Tom Gross was best on ground for kicking three goals. Goals also to Hamish Green (two), Levi Norman, Nicholas Gibbon and Bailey Hague. Other best players for OGCC Blue were Lachlan Appleyard, Oliver Moran and Tom Buttler. In round four, Cobras defeated Leopold Green 8.2.50 to Cobras U10 Blue 9.5.59. Best: R. Riley, J. Croswell, L. Allen, J. Giblin. Goals: J. Connolly 2, L. Allan 2, N. Gibbon 2, T. Kendall, B. Hague. Under 12 OGCC Blue Best players for OGCC Blue in the loss to Drysdale Brown: A. Anastassiou, J. Spowart, T. Davis, B. Allen and T. Walsh. Goals: K. Annand, B. Allen, B. Kohler and J. Harrison Roberts. In round four, Leopold Green won 5.5.35 to 4.9.33. Best: H. Webber, C. Smith, B. Kohler and T. Hannan. Goals: P. Bowers 2, K. Annand, X. Norman. Under 10 OGCC White Round 3: Belmont Lions 1.0.6 vs OGCC White 11.14.80 Goals: X. Eales 3, C. Asquith 2, A. Dunell 2, D. Grace 2, R. Drinkwater, Z. Poynder. Best: C. Asquith, X. Eales, W. Stute, A. Dunell, B. Charles. Cobra White Under 10s recorded their first win for the season in a display that was clear to all at Winter Reserve they have been training hard. Round 4: OGCC White 8.5.53 vs South Barwon (4) 1.0.6. Solid defending from Noah Collins, Jack Newland and Heath Connors and strong work in the middle from
Harry Rolfs and Ethan Hamilton. Under 12 OGCC White Round 1: A hard slog against the White team, but some great passages of play from full back to full forward to get the first couple of goals. Best: Max West, Will Herron, Jasper Sherwell and Max Lacy. Goals: Harry Clark, Ned Gray, Brodie Muscat. Round 2: Great last quarter against Queenscliff as they banged on four goals kicking with the wind. Best: Jarvis HendersonCraig, Luke Donegan, Bryce Dunell, Jolyon Simpson. Goals: Bryce Dunell 2, Harry Clark, Will Lamb, Jolyon Simpson. Round 3: Tough match against Belmont Lions as the wind pushed the ball over the far side of the field but the mosquito fleet played hard all game. Best: Josh Kuipers, Ty Armistead, Will Lamb, Austin Hamilton. Goal: Sam Donegan. Under 10 OGCC Orange Round 3: First loss to Drysdale Hawks, 3.3.21 to 5.5.35. Best: James Barry, Sam Van Uijtert, Jessie Theobald, Ryan
Humphries, Preston Rokesky, and Luke Doedel. Round 4: A good win against Torquay McCartney, 6.8.44 to 1.4.10. Goals: S. Copeland, 2, R. Humphries, B. Lindsay, C. Beales, L. Ewart. Best: B. Lindsay, T. Gill, J. Lang, J. Charmers, J. Devine, K. Welch. Under 12 OGCC Orange OGCC Orange 5.2.32 defeated by Drysdale Hawks 16.15.111. Goals: Hayden Ewart 3, Ben Gillians, Fletcher Keck. Best: Hayden Ewart, Ben Gillians, James Mitchell, Mitchyl Wingrave, Flynn Ness, Ned Simpson. Round 3 saw the Cobras host Drysdale Hawks, which finished the first quarter with five goals, making it a tough task to get back into the game. Under 14 OGCC (2) OGCC2 12.8.80 vs Drysdale (2) 5.2.32. Coach Matt Payne praised the boys for their outstanding work rate and commitment to help and support their teammates. Under 12 player Phoenix Bowers was on fire early with three first-quarter goals, and went on to kick four. Harry Dixon-
Julian Powell had a great start to the season winning his singles and teaming up with Tom Mazouris to win his doubles as well. Teammates Rhiley James and Michael Maertzdorf played 1 & 2 and were unlucky this week. This team is seventh on the ladder. Section 5 Girls White ventured to Torquay and lost 4,31 – 2,28. Natasha Miller won her singles and doubles, with Alexandra Caldow, having a great opening match. Emma Riley and Jaweria Shah also make up this all girls team who sit fourth on the ladder after the first week. Section 5 Girls Red played at Home against All Saints Anglican and won 5,31 – 1, 12. Brooke Vigilante, Liz Lowe, Jade Murphy and Mia Holliday had a very successful day and are now second on the ladder. Section 7 Boys hosted Highton at Home and lost 2,20
Jennings was dominant in the ruck, kicking three goals. Mitch Pope, Josh Lange and Chris Ewart ran hard all day. The defence combined together to restrict Drysdale to five goals for the game, and were led by a strong performance from Hamish McManus. Best: Mitch Pope, Harry Dixon-Jennings, Ross Symonds, Hamish McManus, Josh Lange. Goals: Phoenix Bowers 4, Harry Dixon-Jennings 3, Kobe Annand 2, Chris Ewart, Bailey Payne, Mitch Pope. Under 14 OGCC (1) Round 1 saw a 28-point win against Barwon Heads, 6.7.43 to 2.3.15. Mitch Taylor, Connor Pickett and Flynn Hardiman all impressed with Max Sutton and Nat Pearson leading the way. Round 2 was a huge victory to the Cobras. Grading games can sometimes throw up a mismatch and this was one of them. The 141-point victory against Corio was set up by Max Sutton's four goals and three each to Lachlan McVilly, Fletcher Long and Nat Pearson. Logan Taylor, Lachlan Hart and Seamus Spanner contributed. South Barwon drew away with a 17-point win in round 3. Nat Pearson kicked two. Taylor led the way being best afield with Harry Dixon-Jennings, Tyler Bryan, Ben Bennett, Flynn Hardiman, Seamus Spanner performing well. Round 4 showed how much work there is to do as an outfit with Leopold easily accounting for the Cobras. Strong performers were Taylor, Hamish Gooier and Pearson.
– 4,30. Edwards Ford won his singles and grabbed the other doubles win by partnering up with Tom Soutar. Jayden Harrison Roberts and Jye Thomas make up this all boys team. They are sixth on the ladder after just this first match. Section 9 Boys joined our Section 4 Boys at Jan Juc and lost 5,34 – 1,15. Louis Beale won his singles, but it was a tough day for Harry Copperwaite, Sonny Levison and Robert Campbell who make up this team. They are sixth on the ladder Section 12 Girls hosted Bannockburn at Home and won 4,28 – 2,16. Saige Campbell and Ruby D’Arcy had a great day winning both singles and doubles. Emily McGurk and Erica Crawford were unlucky this time . They are fourth on the ladder. Section 13 Boys travelled to Torquay for a very close
match and won by 4 games 3,22 – 2,26. Jack James and Josh Miller won both their singles and doubles and Harry Mullen and Thomas Grundell tried for every game to help the win. This places them second on the ladder. Section 15 Boys ventured to Centre Court and played in a drawn match. Drew Honey won his singles and doubles. Sam Hines, Daniel Townsend and Thomas Pukepuke all fought hard in some tough sets. They are fourth on the ladder at week one. Section 16 Girls played at Home against Jan Juc and lost by just a few games 3,25 – 3,31. Kiana Harrison Roberts won her singles and doubles and Amelia Bibby won their singles. Page McGurk and Ruby Fry tried for every game in this very close match. They are currently fourth on the ladder. In other tennis club news
Two losses for under 16s
Convincing win for Grove
Winter comp brings out the numbers WINTER is nearly upon us but that has not stopped over 50 Ocean Grove junior members signing up for the winter tennis competition. Ocean Grove Tennis Club has been able to field 10 junior teams, a record number for Winter competition in recent years. The season commenced on Saturday May 3 and the rain stayed away until the afternoon so that all teams were able to play their first match. Not so lucky were the seniors, with their afternoon competition called off. Here are the junior results: Section 3 Mixed played at Home against Moolap and won 6,36 – 0,17. Saira Shah, Sabastian Bouma, Emily Kehagias and Zane Beazley make up this winning team. After this first week this team are top of the ladder. Section 4 Boys travelled to Jan Juc and lost 4,30 -2,25.
grove junior footy
several Ocean Grove families spent Easter in Echuca at the Country Week Tennis Tournament. Ocean Grove members represented in many different sections and a lot of fun was had by all that entered. Several junior players stepped up to play in both junior and senior sections, with some very pleasing results. Here are some of the success stories from that long weekend. Stephanie Golightly won the Under 15 Girls Doubles, with a local partner. Zane Beazley & Ethan Franks made it to the Semi Final of the Boys Under 15 losing a very hard fought contest, only going down 8-6. Zane Beazley made it to the Semi Final of the Under 15 Boys singles. Julian Powell played well in the Under 15 Boys and was teamed up with a local partner. In seniors David Franks and James Kerr did well in the
Men’s B Grade until James suffered an injury and could play no longer. David Franks played in the Men’s Singles B Grade and made it to the finals, unfortunately not strong enough to win on that day. Nick Vicary and Barry Golightly played in the Men’s Open and did very well, losing in the Grand Final. Mark and Jye Thomas played together in the D grade Men’s but didn’t make the finals this time. Hopefully the wintry weather will hold off for the next few weeks so that we can continue playing. More tennis news next fortnight. Results compiled by Jen Franks. Go to ‘David Franks Tennis Coaching’ facebook page for results, tips and more information.
Round 5 Ocean Grove U16(1) vs Geelong West – St Peters Ocean Grove 8.11.59 defeated GWSP 4.4.28 The Grubbers ventured out to Geelong West in round five hoping to redeem themselves after a disappointing effort in the previous round. Decked out in their impressive clash jumpers which were more Australian gold than canary yellow, Ocean Grove adapted well to the greasy conditions and dominated everything but the scoreboard in the first quarter. A nine-point quarter-time lead did not do justice to the good work of midfielders Byron Taylor and Nick Giblin who capitalised on the great ruck work of Fletcher Sharrock. The Roosters adopted a negative game plan in the second term, flooding their backline and chipping the ball around. Although frustrated by their opponents' style of play, the Grubbers continued to work hard and maintained their discipline. Corey Pfeiffer was cool, calm and collected across half back in his best game for the year as the Grubbers increased their lead to 16 points at the main break. The tough slog continued into the third quarter, and although they were controlling the game, it wasn’t until the final term that the Grubbers could shake off their pesky opponents. Kyle Ewart
continued his good work up forward continually leading and booting 2 goals, but it was ruckman Fletcher Sharrock who was the dominant player on the ground, marking at will and snagging 2 goals of his own. Sometimes you have to ‘win ugly’ and in tough conditions and up against an opponent with a negative style of play, this was one of those occasions. The Grubbers bounced back well and still have a lot of improvement in them. Goals: Kyle Ewart 2, Fletcher Sharrock 2, Byron Taylor 2, Flynn Kelly 1, Brod Gist 1 Best: Fletcher Sharrock, Byron Taylor, Cory Pfeiffer, Kyle Ewart, Joe Smith Round 5 Ocean Grove U16(2) vs St Mary’s Ocean Grove 2.8.20 defeated by St Mary’s 8.9.57 On a very wet Saturday morning, the Grubbers made their way to Kardinia Park to take on St Mary's. Peter Attard led the charge out of the centre, continually feeding the likes of Jack Priestly, Darcy Copeland and Jacob Grimes with the ball allowing the side to push forward into attack. With most of the ball in our half, the Grubbers won every battle except the most important one – the scoreboard. The support around the ball was fantastic but it was the intensity that had the
Coach was most pleased with. The same again in the second quarter. The boys were giving absolutely everything they had and were out playing St Mary's. Declan Bradley, Cody Richardson and Jack Tregenza were dominant in defence, using the ball wisely and hassling at every contest. The run down the wing, both ways by Craig Goodger was great, creating options for the boys on the way out of the back 50. Reed Jordan had the measure of his big opponent and was centimetre perfect with his kicking. The Grubbers went into the long break holding a 12-point lead. The third term saw the inevitable fatigue set in. With no bench, and 17 men on the ground, three of them hurt, the Grubbers just couldn't sustain the levels of intensity. Jacob Gamble left the ground in agony and went off to hospital, Ronan Healy battled on after a massive knock to jaw and ribs, Connor Harvey got a corked thigh, Connor OKeefe's ribs were bruised, but they battled on. St Mary's ended up winning comfortably. Darcy Copeland never stopped trying and working hard earning himself a best on ground for the Grubbers. Goals: A. Tormey, D. Copeland Best: D. Copeland, P. Attard, R. Jordan, D. Bradley, C. Richardson
After a promising display in the previous match against Lara, the Grubbers thudded back to earth with a disappointing 44-point loss (3.7.25 to 10.9.69) to Newtown & Chilwell in their final grading game. Played in slippery conditions Ocean Grove were once again slow out of the blocks and took a while to find their feet. Hamish Drake kicked the first goal of the game for the Grubbers and Kyle Ewart took advantage of some smart ruckwork by Fletcher Sharrock to bring the Grubbers within a goal at the first break. The second quarter saw Ocean Grove assert itself in general play – Joe Smith relished moving up the field and controlled the half back line, while the mid field duo of Byron Taylor and Nick Giblin more than held their own against quality opposition. A second goal to Drake left the Grubbers trailing by only three points at the long break, and having had more scoring shots, the game was theirs for the taking. Unfortunately things turned pear shaped in the second half and a series of undiscipline acts saw the team lose focus. Newtown concentrated on winning the ball and won the battle that matters most, on the scoreboard. For the second week in a row the Grubbers were left to play one man short for much of the last half and were made to pay by the Eagles who restricted Ocean Grove to only two points. With too much left to too few, it was a disappointing end to what had been an extremely promising grading series. Hopefully lessons have been learnt regarding the need to play disciplined football and to respect opponents and officials. The onus is on the Grubbers to respond in an appropriate manner in their first game of season proper.
Goals: Hamish Drake 2, Kyle Ewart 1. Best: Byron Taylor, Joe Smith, Darcy Pearson, Nick Giblin, Riley Maloney. A tough day at the office the following weekend for the Grubbers in their first home game of the year against Grovedale, losing 0.1.1 to 25.14.164. With a couple of tall timber missing Ocean Grove was up against it even before the first ball was bounced. The Grubbers took to the field with only 17 players and it wasn’t long before they lost Jak Bergmann to injury. The big Grovedale side took full advantage of this and poured on seven unanswered goals in the first quarter. Next to leave the field was Jack Priestly, followed shortly by Jack Tregenza (not a good day to be called Jack). Things only got worse when Jacob Gamble was also sidelined. He was having a great match up to then with some great run and carry from half back. Despite being so severely undermanned, the Grubbers never gave up trying with the likes of Ronan Healy and Nathan Taylor really stepping up and showing guts and determination from start to finish. Reed Jordan was strong in defence. Declan Bradley and Cody Richardson hassled the Grovedale forwards making every contest and putting them under pressure every time they went near the ball. Peter Attard was tremendous in the ruck all day and was well supported by Darcy Copeland. Connor Harvey tackled, hit, bumped anything in his path. With grading and a full side, there is plenty of upside going forward for this side. Best: Connor Harvey, Peter Attard, Ronan Healy, Darcy Copeland, Nathan Taylor, Jacob Gamble.
Top comp for Colts side Grubbers
OCEAN GROVE Colts’ A-side will play the 2014 season in the elite Division One competition after displaying consistent form in the four game grading competition. They will be up against powerhouse GFL clubs such as St Marys, St Josephs, South Barwon and Newtown & Chilwell. They are the only BFL club in the ten team competition and while it will be a tough year, it should benefit the boys’ footy greatly. The Colts’ B team has struggled for numbers over the past few weeks and didn’t manage to get a win on the board against stronger opponents in the grading games. However, they should have an easier time of it in Division 4 and if they can get some consistency in numbers and personnel, they will have a competitive year. The Grubbers’ Colts A-team opened the season with a convincing win against Bell Park on Saturday. After being challenged in the third quarter, they ran the game out strongly to record an impressive 55 point win. The first half was fairly even across the park in what was a hard fought affair. Ocean Grove’s
backline held sway over their opponents with the ever-reliable dynamic duo of James Teague and Harry Walker playing close checking, desperate, defensive footy. Gerrard Hurley and Reid Baker-Hutchinson complemented their work by turning defence into attack with well-timed runs from the back half. Wingers Nat Gravener and Sam Pfeiffer have been in great form this year and they continued that trend on the weekend. Gravener’s gutsy attack on man and ball combined with his gut-running was pivotal in his team taking over the clearances and getting some run into the game. Sam Pfeiffer’s nofuss approach is a coach’s dream. He just turns up each week and gives 110% and does everything asked of him over four quarters. But the real show was up forward. Fresh from a nine goal haul last week, Christian West was putting on a display again. His five first half goals were from a combination of speed leading, strong marking, skilful ground play and superb kicking. One with the lot! Ocean Grove had the better of the first half but they didn’t put Bell
Park away. After Bell Park kicked the first two goals of the third quarter, they had a sniff. They attacked again and had a shot at goal that could have put them within seven points. It missed, the momentum swung and it was all one way traffic after that. Bell Park didn’t score another goal while the Grubbers added seven. West finished off his game with another three goals and his team-mates were lining up to join him on the scorecard in the last quarter. Goal of the day honours went to Taylor Dow who, courtesy of a brilliant bit of ground work and slick handball from Big Jed, grabbed the ball at half forward and ran with it like he had stolen it. He dropped the ball onto his boot from a great height but somehow found the sweet spot and the Sherrin sailed through goal post high from the 45 metre arc. Yes, it was Ocean Grove’s day. Final score: Ocean Grove (1) 13.6:84 defeated Bell Park (1) 4.5:29 Goals: C.West 8, T.Dow, R.Procter, B.Potter, M.Lindkvist, J.Evans, Best: C.West, H.Walker, S.Pfeiffer, G.Hurley, R. Baker-Hutchinson, N. Gravener
star out of big clash MARK HEENAN
GRADING SUCCESS: Ocean Grove's Colts team defeated Bell Park by 55 points to earn their place in the coveted Division One competition this season.
TALENTED Grubber midfielder Aaron O’Callaghan has pulled out of this month’s Bellarine Football League Interleague clash against Casey Cardinia Football League. The 25-year-old O’Callaghan, who missed the entire 2013 season after he sustained a season-ending knee injury in the 2012 BFL finals, said playing every Grubbers’ match this season remained his priority. “I thought after coming back from a year off my body probably needs a week’s break,” O’Callaghan told the Voice. “We didn’t have a break from our practice matches and the start of
the season. “So I played four practice matches and eight home and away games, so I probably need a break after 12 matches in a row.” O’Callaghan has played all six senior matches for the Grubbers in 2014. He was one of seven Ocean Grove players named in the initial 50man interleague squad last month.
Fellow Ocean Grove players who were also named in the interleague squad included James McTaggart, Kelly Williams, Andrew Higgins, Daniel Maloney, Daniel Freeman and Travis Gavin. The BFL will play Casey Cardinia Football League on Saturday May 25 at Simonds Stadium, Geelong.
Milestones for Grubber midfield duo SENIOR Grubber pair Kelly Williams and Sam Fairway recently celebrated big game milestones for the Ocean Grove Football Club. Williams, 26, chalked up his 100th senior game for the Grubbers in his team’s 32-point win against Modewarre in round five, while 23-year-old Fairway brought up his 100th match in the red and white in the traditional Battle of the Bridge clash against Barwon Heads on Saturday. Fairway, a dashing small defender, told the Voice if he had not missed the round two clash against Queenscliff, both players would have celebrated their 100th games on the same day. “We had the chance to play together (against Modewarre) actually, but I missed the second round. It would have been good to run out with him (Kelly Williams),” said Fairway, who is part of the Grubbers’
leadership group. Saturday’s Battle of the Bridge clash against Barwon Heads was Fairway’s 86th senior game for the club after playing 14 matches in the reserves. Ocean Grove playing coach Shane Jack said he had put more emphasis on milestone games in 2014. Defender Mark Laidler clocked up 150 games for the Grubbers against Torquay in round four. “It is a great achievement and it is good to acknowledge that. I think it gives everyone a lift knowing that someone is stepping out for their 100th game,” Jack said. “It is a good reward obviously to play 100 games at one club, you know you are always welcome back at the club.” Williams said it was a honour to play 100 senior games for Ocean Grove. The champion Grubber was crowned Ocean
MILESTONES: Sam Fairway and Kelly Williams before the game on Saturday. Grove senior best and League senior grand fairest winner last year. final appearances in 2004 Williams, who also against Geelong Amateur played 47 senior games and Newcomb in 2007 for Leopold in the GFL among his highlights. from 2010 to 2012, reThe Grubbers lost both joined the Grubbers in those BFL grand finals. 2013. “Winning all those “Growing up watching finals to make the grand Ocean Grove play – it final was pretty special,” is exciting being able to he said. play 100 games at the one “I played the year (after club,” Williams said. in 2004 for Ocean Williams, who made Grove) and I just missed his senior debut as a out on the golden era talented 16-year-old for from 2000-03 (Where Ocean Grove, ranked his the Grubbers won four two Bellarine Football senior consecutive flags).”
WINNERS: Ocean Grove defeated arch rivals Barwon Heads in A grade netball on Saturday.
Ocean Grove won the B grade netball encounter against Barwon Heads by six goals. Pictures: LINDSAY KELLEY
Grubbers beat arch rivals
OCEAN GROVE has taken out an epic Battle of the Bridge encounter on Saturday to get back on the winner's list. It was going to be a tough match and this year was no exception. Ocean Grove took control of the A grade game in the last quarter after leading from the first whistle to win by 14. All games were competitive with Grove taking honours in all bar two games, setting themselves up for a big week against Portarlington next Saturday. A grade – Ocean Grove 45 vs Barwon Heads 31 Best: C Parker, K Ollis, B Friend The girls needed to start strongly and led at each break thanks to clever goaling from Laura Bell and Alex Lee. Defenders Candice Parker and Kelsey Ollis had some really tall Barwon Heads timber to deal with and made it look easy. Bec Friend was tucking herself under Heads defence and coming up with the ball adding to the goal assists.
A grade D grade
Modda claims honours MODEWARRE claimed overall honours against the Grubbers in round five Bellarine Football Netball League games on Saturday May 3. With all Ocean Grove Netball Club senior grades knocking on the top four door, it was going to be tough to overcome the strong Modewarre sides in the wet conditions. The Warriors claimed victory in all four grades, the B grade Grubbers the best performed team who only lost by two goals. A grade – Ocean Grove 32 vs Modewarre 37 Best: A. Lee, K. Ollis, C. Praud The girls started off strongly and were
Maddy Goodger in action for B grade.
consistent in their endeavours to be only down by two goals at three quarter time but couldn’t complete their task this week in the last quarter. Alex Lee was again a star at the scoring end shooting accurately with Kelsey Ollis at the opposite end defending Modda’s goals, Clem Praud again came on and took control in the centre ring. B grade – Ocean Grove 31 vs Modewarre 33 Best: V. Rischitelli, G. Scott, B. Taylor This game couldn’t get any closer, level at half time and one-goal difference at three quarter time so down to the wire for the last. Some clever defence work from Vanessa Rischitelli teamed with centre courters Gen and Bridget Taylor unfortunately they couldn’t close the final two-goal gap. C grade – Ocean Grove 14 vs Modewarre 30 Best: T. Splatt, S. Degenaro, B. Gavin C grade had their work cut out for them early being down by 9 at half time, they fought gallantly but couldn’t peg back the Modda scoring. Tam Splatt and Sarah Degenaro were trying their best in defending the
Laura Bell shows her style for the Grubbers in the A grade match against Modewarre. Pictures: TERI DODDS goal ring with Britt Gavin 28 vs Modewarre 14 18 vs Grovedale 4 covering the centre. Best: C. Britt, B. King, A. Best: E. Gross, K. Fausett, D grade – Ocean Grove Badrock J. Allen 12 vs Modewarre 17 15U-2 – Ocean Grove 13U-4 – Ocean Grove Best: K. Ferrier, K. Sing, 34 vs Modewarre 12 11 vs St Josephs 15 K. Burden Best: P. Drinkwater, H. Best: S. Finch, T. Jeffrey, D grade also had players Simpson, E. Bambrook M. Gannon on other engagements 17U-1 – Ocean Grove 13U-5 – Ocean Grove 2 this week so had to call 50 vs Modewarre 7 vs St Marys 46 in recruits to assist. Best: B. McElligott, P. Best: Team effort Another close game with Woolhouse, A. King 15U-3 – Ocean Grove D grade defence holding 19U – Ocean Grove 25 22 vs South Barwon 17 the key for both ends in vs Modewarre 16 Best: M. Carr, E. this low scoring game, Best: B. Walter, K. McGurk, L. Doyle Kylie Ferrier and Kirrilee Boswell, M. Doyle All Abilities – Ocean Sing kept their wall well Kardinia Park 2/5/14 Grove 0 vs Sth Barwon covered with Kirrily Friday night teams were 10 Burden controlling the back after the school The team is still finding centre court. holiday break and ready its way with new players 13U-1 – Ocean Grove to put their best netball on and injured players so 31 vs Modewarre 12 display, there were some will consolidate in the Best: S. Thebes, E. close matches happening coming weeks. Campbell, J. Connellan during the night. 15U-1 – Ocean Grove 13U-3 – Ocean Grove
Pictures: LINDSAY KELLEY
B grade – Ocean Grove 41 vs Barwon Heads 35 Best: V Rischitelli, L Hood, P Birch B grade has come back onto the winner's list to capitalise in the last quarter and win by six goals. All the defenders were in the best this week with Vanessa Rischitelli jumping out of her skin to get to every ball, she was ably assisted by Paula Birch in the ring and Lucy Hood claiming honours on the wing. C grade – Ocean Grove 24 vs Barwon Heads 22 Best: J Gorfine, K Collett, B Gavin C grade hung onto this gusty win when Barwon Heads was on fire in the third quarter and challenged Grove but to the girls' credit they stuck to the game plan and claimed the win by two. Centre courters Jess Gorfine, Britt Gavin and Kylie Collett took the best on court awards this week. D grade – Ocean Grove 13 vs Barwon Heads 29 Best: E Collins, A O'Keefe, K Ferrier Coming up against top
of the ladder Barwon Heads was going to be mammoth and with contested netball all over the court. Unfortunately not D grade's week despite the best efforts from coach Emma Collins, Alyse O'Keefe and Kylie Ferrier. 13U-1 – Ocean Grove 16 vs Barwon Heads 21 Best Players: I Teague, J Connellan, K Hart 13U-2 – Ocean Grove 25 vs Barwon Heads 1 Best Players: M Mills, M Taylor, G Asquith 15U-1 – Ocean Grove 29 vs Barwon Heads 18 Best Players: T Payne, I Jones, I Bosch 15U-2 – Ocean Grove 31 vs Barwon Heads 7 Best Players: A Duhamel, E Walker, P Drinkwater 17U-1 – Ocean Grove 29 vs Barwon Heads 23 Best Players: C Praud, M Badrock, A Gunn 17U-2 – Ocean Grove 28 vs Barwon Heads 12 Best Players: E Prendergast, L Conquit, S Page 19U – Ocean Grove 23 vs Barwon Heads 14 Best Players: D Neal, A Gibbs, B Wemyss
SCOREBOARD OCEAN GROVE 13.20.98 def MODEWARRE 10.6.66 GOALS: T. Gavin 3, M. Rooke 3, D. Freeman 3, K. Williams 2, B. Poulter , D. Maloney BEST: M. Rooke, A. O'Callaghan, L. Rock, A. Higgins, S. Britt, D. Freeman
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Barwon Heads won the Battle of the Bridge bragging rights by defeating Ocean Grove by 42 points on Saturday.
Spectators hide from the rain during the Ocean Grove vs Modewarre match. Picture: STEVE DIMECH
Pictures: LINDSAY KELLEY
Danger-game victory MARK HEENAN
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OCEAN Grove coach Shane Jack said his club’s round five clash against Modewarre was going to be a ‘danger’ game on Saturday May 3. The Grubbers went into the match with a faultless 4-0 record in 2014, and Jack was unimpressed with the way his players failed to ignite after a lightning start by the Warriors. Modewarre led the Grubbers, who remained goalless in the first quarter, by 26 points at the first break with the aid of a breeze at the northern end in damp conditions at Ocean
Grove. The Grubbers’ playing coach let fly at his players at the quarter-time break with an old fashioned spray. “It was in the back of my mind (that it could be a danger game), we had Newcomb in round one, then we had the big three weeks in a row (Drysdale, Queenscliff and Torquay),” Jack told the Voice. “I just challenged the players – the first 10 minutes was really disappointing the way we responded.” The Warriors were desperate for victory after languishing in ninth position following their
1-3 start in 2014. Jack paid credit to Modewarre and new Warriors coach, Haami Williams, after the match. “I just knew Modewarre would come at us because Haami (Williams) is a proud person, he pumped them up and we just didn’t respond,” Jack said. Modewarre forward, Jack Moorfoot, proved a handful for the Grubber defence with his four goals. The home side however immediately fought back in the second term and led the Warriors by four points at the main break. “What is pleasing was the way we got back into
the (game) in that second quarter,” he said. New Ocean Grove recruit Sam Hedditch, a welcome addition to the club’s big man stocks, played his first senior match in the red and white. Gun Grubber signing Max Rooke blitzed in the second quarter and booted three goals for the match, his first major a long bomb outside 50 metres, which triggered an Ocean Grove revival. Dynamic Ocean Grove forwards Daniel Freeman and Travis Gavin also booted three goals apiece, while onballers Aaron O’Callaghan, Liam Rock and Andy Higgins were
strong in the midfield. Despite trailing by 16 points at the threequarter time break, Jack remained confident his side could chalk up victory kicking with a tailwind in the final term. The home side did just that and broke the game opened with eight goals to one in the fourth quarter. “I said to the boys ‘don’t go into our shells and make sure we take the game on in this third quarter’,” Jack said. “They did that and it was bit of a dog fight for the first five minutes of the fourth quarter and then we opened the game up.”
OCEAN Grove will need to rediscover the winning formula against Portarlington this Saturday after it suffered a seven-goal loss to an exuberant Barwon Heads on May 10. In arguably Bellarine football’s most traditional and long standing rivalry, recent Battle of the Bridge contests have thrown up the habit of some unexpected results. Last Saturday saw the Grubbers suffer their first loss of 2014, who were no match for the fifth-placed Barwon Heads to win by 42 points at Howard Harmer Oval. In 2012, eighth-placed Heads annihilated the Grubbers, who were in third spot at the time, by 114 points at Ocean Grove. On the flipside, Ocean Grove overcame Barwon Heads by six points in their round 14 clash in 2013 as the Grubbers mounted a late season charge towards the finals and displaced the Seagulls from the league’s top five. Ocean Grove, which has a 5-1 record in 2014, remains in second spot after BFL ladder leader Geelong Amateur's
13-point win over thirdplaced Drysdale. Ocean Grove coach Shane Jack said his side's exciting fast and furious brand of football was nowhere to be seen and praised Barwon Heads’ work and pressure at the stoppages. “I thought the game probably lacked a bit of spark to be honest, we didn’t get our flow going on with the footy,” Jack said after the match. “They (Barwon Heads) played well, they locked us down, it was a bit of dour game, they finished well and they were the better side on the day. “Our skills were shocking, we turned the footy over too much, our spread from the stoppages was not good enough either.” Jack, who coached from the sidelines, did not play after he suffered a hamstring injury in Ocean Grove’s 32-point win over Modewarre in round five, while Grubber star Max Rooke was unavailable. The Ocean Grove loss compounded with a hamstring injury to key forward Daniel Maloney, who could miss up to a month. While Barwon Heads thoroughly deserved to
claim the ‘pisspot’ trophy honours, Ocean Grove got to within 11 points during the last quarter thanks to some individual brilliance from gun Grubber midfielder Kelly Williams, who kicked four goals. Barwon Heads coach, Peter O’Connor, said his team was starting to realise its true potential after an indifferent 1-2 start to the season. The Seagulls lost to Torquay by 101 points in round two and Anglesea by 62 points in round three, but their change in form was evident after a 10-point victory against 2013 premier Queenscliff on May 3. “We had a couple of bad rounds against Torquay and Anglesea and I think there were some confused messages I was giving them about how much we wanted to defend and how much we wanted to attack and we weren’t getting that right,” O’Connor said. “We have adjusted that since then and our last three games have been pretty good.” Seagull Chris Martin, booted six goals, while Mitchell and Tim Wight combined for six majors.
SCOREBOARD OCEAN GROVE 10.15.75 def by BARWON HEADS 17.15.117 GOALS: K. Williams 4, T. Gavin 2, D. Freeman 2, B. Warren , R. O'Callaghan BEST: K. Long, M. Kellett, S. Rankin, K. Williams, S. Hedditch, S. Fairway
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SWEETEST OF WINS AGAINST CROSSRIVER RIVALS
Netball bridge battle victory 14-goal triumph for Ocean Grove netballers
JUMP FOR JOY: Ocean Grove defeated Barwon Heads in the A grade netball match on Saturday. Picture: LINDSAY KELLEY
OCEAN GROVE'S A grade netball side enjoyed the sweetest of victories on Saturday by defeating arch rivals Barwon Heads. While the senior footballers lost their f irst game of the season in a shock loss at Barwon Heads and handed over the Battle of the Bridge trophy to the Seagulls, the A grade netballers f lew the f lag with a 14goal triumph. They led at each change to record a resounding win. Candice Parker was best on court with a brilliant game while Kelsey Ollis and Bec Friend were the other
architects of the victory. B grade also won a close game by six goals while C grade scraped home in a cliff hanger by just two goals. D grade was well beaten, but the underage teams were superb, winning the majority of their encounters. Out of the seven games played, the Grubbers won six of them in a show of strength against their cross-river arch rivals. For the full report and more pictures, as well as the story from Ocean Grove's loss to Modewarre, turn to pages 44 and 45.
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