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Cafe on the park re-opens

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Join the toy library party THE Ocean Grove Toy Library is celebrating the launch of its new web site and logo with a partycum-agm this weekend. On Saturday, July 18 at 10.30am, the Toy Library will host a party to commemorate the launch, thanks to the support, and assistance of Jason Stancombe from Hail Design, Ocean Grove. Having recently received a one-off commonwealth volunteers funding, the group was able to replace toys which were starting to depreciate. The Toy Library is at the Church Hall in Tareeda Way.

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Star appeal for B&B BELLS BY The Beach Holiday House in Ocean Grove has been awarded a 3.5 star rating from motoring organization AAA Tourism. Owners Jan and Lin Bell say they are delighted with the award. “It’s a welcome achievement for three years of dedicated personal service to our guests. This month we also celebrate the 3rd birthday of Bells By The Beach. We are now looking forward to many more years

quick news $3m for school OCEAN Grove Primary School has been awarded $3 million under the Federal Government’s Building the Education Revolution program. The grant will be used to improve Ocean Grove Primary’s library and classrooms in line with the state and federal government’s attempt to give all Victorian schools 21st century facilities State Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville said: “Education is the Brumby Labor Government’s number one priority and that is why we are working with schools in this community and the Federal Government to see our schools transformed and to ensure more Victorians stay in jobs,” Ms Neville said. The works are due to commence in weeks.

of providing relaxing holiday experiences for everyone, including the family dog or cat. “Recently the property was updated to include a new 66cm wide screen TV, water tanks for the garden and split system air conditioning. “The property is presented as a seaside ‘home away from home’ including a dedicated kids playroom, doubling as personal accommodation for the much loved family pet”.

Phonebill makes telstra no cents By CARLY HELWEG IT’S a fairly commonplace experience, you open a letter or an email to find that you have forgotten to pay last month’s phone bill. The red writing spells out the overdue amount to be paid immediately. Stefanie Szlapa had this very experience in June of this year with Telstra adamant that she pays an overdue account for just one cent. Stefanie received her regular bill in May and paid the full amount to Telstra over the phone. In June, the next month’s bill arrived as usual but with an overdue notice

for one cent. Thinking nothing of it Stefanie paid the usual amount, ignoring the one cent. Incredibly only a week later Stefanie received an email from Telstra demanding she pay the overdue one cent immediately. Stefanie said she could not believe it when she received the bill. “I was gobsmacked. I couldn’t stop thinking is this for real,” said Stefanie. “I’ve never had an overdue bill in my life, I always pay them on time. I thought it was hysterical.” After taking the bill to the post office she was advised to go to the bank for a one cent piece.

Even though one and two cent pieces have been out of circulation since 1990 the bank still had one they could give Stefanie. The bill has now been posted with the one cent piece to Telstra. Stefanie admits that the one cent mistake must boil down to a technical fault, however one can’t help being just a tad cynical. “Every cent must count towards their multimillion dollar profits, literally every cent,” she said. • Have you had a similar experience with bills and service? The Ocean Grove Voice would like to know. Email

No joke for Voice journo I’ve had my own ridiculous billing experience with Telstra. While having a mobile phone contract with Telstra I used to receive an email alert that my bill was ready to view online as well as receive bills in the mail. When I paid out my contract in May 2008 I believed that I had no more to do with Telstra, however every month since then I’ve received an email alert telling me my bill is ready to view, even though I am no longer a customer and the phone number I had no longer exists. When I log into the bill online it says in red letters, ‘outstanding amount, please pay immediately two cents.’ It then rounds that two cents to zero cents and says politely on the bottom, you have nothing to pay. So why am I constantly receiving these emails? Let’s just hope absurd mistakes like these aren’t black marks on our credit history. Carly Helweg

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Firefighter of the Year: Adam Wakeling

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Honours at Grove Brigade dinner AFTER one of the most eventful years in the CFA’s history, Ocean Grove brigade earned the chance to commend its own at its annual dinner recently. Among the speakers was regional manager Paul Stacchino who talked of the effects of Black Saturday when 1000 firefighters in the region “went to war”. He said that the events of February had now permanently affected the psyche of Victorians and that was something firefighters would have to deal with but that the State Government now needed to deliver greater support. During the awards night which was MC’d by Steve Gibbs at the Dunes Restaurant, the Firefighter of the Year honour was presented to Adam Wakeling. Firefighter Ivan Lee was awarded with a 60 Years of Service medal while Station Captain Bob Smith was himself awarded a medal for 45 Years of Service.

60 Years of Service: Ivan Lee with his wife Margaret (herself a member of the Auxiliary CFA for 50 years). Both served at Myrtleford and Nyahwest before moving to Ocean Grove in the early 80s. Ivan served as Captain in Nyahwest.

Service recognition for Craig McGary, Wayne Noble and Mick Matthews.

Competitor of the Year: Peter Baxter. Recruit of the Year: Mathew Boore.

Encouragement Award: Andrew Cooper.

45 Years of Service: Captain Bob Smith.

Keith Fisher Full Flush Award: Joint winners Adam Wakeling and Matt Walker with Matt Fisher.

Captain’s Award: Joint winners Sarah Goette and Sarah Wynn.

EVEN though it was a chilly morning some coldblooded creatures came out to visit the kids involved in Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre’s Holiday Program last Wednesday, writes Carly Helweg. Andrew from Roaming Reptiles introduced some of his pets much to the excitement of the kids. ‘Blueberry’ the Blue Tongue Lizard, ‘Crikey’ the Saltwater crocodile and ‘Freddo’ the Green Tree Frog all showed off to their excited audience with ‘Cuddles’ the Carpet Python slithering out of her bag to cheers and yells. Andrew took the children through each animal’s traits and habits while teaching them valuable lessons in reptile safety, not only to keep the kids safe but to protect the animals too. Over at Ocean Grove Primary School hall youngsters had plenty to do on the holiday program. They had a chance to have an go at everything from basketball and beadmaking to driving remote control cars.

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State view - Lisa Neville MP Ex-HMAS Canberra set to be scuttled I recently had the pleasure of touring the former Royal Australian Navy warship HMAS Canberra which is being prepared to be scuttled off the shores of Ocean Grove in the coming months. The vessel will become an artificial dive site providing the region with a new diving experience for local and visiting divers alike. Tourism is extremely important to the Bellarine region and we are delighted that the ex- HMAS Canberra will soon be joining it’s other dive attractions including kelp forests, caves, fish life, reefs and shipwreck sites. The local economy will benefit from visitors to the dive site who will stay in local accommodation, support dive shops in the region, dine at our restaurants and buy local produce. It is anticipated it will generate approximately $1.3 million each year for the Victorian economy. Each year there are approximately 150,000 dives undertaken in Victoria which

will increase significantly with the addition of the ex-HMAS Canberra to the underwater landscape. Decommissioned in late 2005, the ex-HMAS Canberra is a 4,100 tonne, 138 metre long and 30 metre high Adelaide Class guided missile frigate. The vessel was gifted to Victoria by the Commonwealth Government and the State Government is providing $1.5 million dollars toward the project. New rescue vessel on the Bellarine I was pleased to join members of the Coast Watch Radio and Marine Rescue Squad in Ocean Grove for the launch of their new rescue vessel - a Gemini seven metre rigid inflatable boat with dual Yamaha outboard engines. Jointly funded by a $100,182 State Government boost under the Boating Safety and Facilities Program and Coast Watch, the vessel will provide a major boost to recreational boating safety in the region. Search and rescue groups such as Coast Watch play a key role in the overall marine

rescue operations on Victoria’s waterways and this new rescue vessel on the Bellarine will assist in maintaining a safe environment for all boaters. The Government’s Boating Safety and Facilities Program has invested over $36 million into projects that make boating safer and more accessible to Victorians. It is funded by reinvesting a portion of recreational boat operator licensing fees and vessel registration revenue. Primary school funding Recently funding was announced for Ocean Grove Primary School who will receive $3 million and Wallington Primary School who will receive $2m for new facilities. This funding for new construction will benefit both students and staff and is part of the State and Commonwealth Governments’ commitment to make education a priority. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact my office if there are any issues I may be able to assist you with. Hon Lisa Neville MP Member for Bellarine 5248 3462

Correction Dear Editor, Thankyou for reporting on the Lions Club of Ocean Grove Barwon Heads annual changeover dinner. It was an excellent evening with speeches from MP Lisa Neville and Councilor Andy Richards. To correct the record, a Certificate of Appreciation signed by PM Kevin Rudd revolving around National Volunteers Week was awarded to our president Graham Mulroney acknowledging the excellent work he has done for the community, not Don Smith as reported. Bill Willocks Secretary, Lions Club of Ocean Grove Barwon Heads

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The more you put in... (the life of a Grove committee-holic)



Professional eyecare and attention to detail HI, my name is Tracey Gibbs and I am very happy to be able to say that I am an Ocean Grove “local.” Although born in Bendigo, my family (mum Heather, dad Ian, and sister Angela) moved here in 1971 when I was just one year old. Back in the early 70’s in Ocean Grove, there was just one kindergarten and one school, so Ocean Grove Preschool and then Ocean Grove Primary School were where I began my education. By 1976, with our family now entrenched in the community via the kinder, school and tennis club, my parents decided this was a fantastic place to raise their children (and it still is!) and my dad opened the town’s very first bike shop, “Ian Hendry Cycle & Sports”, and we never looked back! Growing up in Ocean Grove was great. There were lots of dirt roads, you rode your bike everywhere - there was no Surfside, no Woodlands estate, and very little Collendina - and for girls, there was netball, tennis, Brownies/Girl Guides, and dancing, and I had a go at all of these. At the age of 11 (back when we went to school young!), it was off to high school, and this involved the big bus trip to Queenscliff High School, which has since been demolished and is now a lovely piece of vacant real estate! Right back then in year 7, I had decided that when I grew up, all I wanted to be was a kindergarten teacher (he he!). I enjoyed my time at QHS, and received the VCE score I needed to get into the School of Early Childhood Studies at Melbourne Uni to complete my Diploma of Teaching. During the 3 years that

I studied, I stayed in Melbourne during the week and came home to Ocean Grove every weekend to play sport and for my part-time job, working as a shop assistant at Geoff Brentnall’s Pharmacy. Finally I graduated and began looking for kindergarten teaching jobs in the Geelong region, as I desperately wanted to move back home to good old Ocean Grove. This was not to be, as there were no local jobs to be had, so it was back to the big smoke and my very first teaching job in Bundoora (a northern suburb of Melbourne). A bit scary as a 20 year old, setting up your first home (or should I say, unit!) away from all your family, and all on a 1st year teacher’s wage! In that first year of living in Melbourne, being so far away from home (or so it seemed at the time), I had no choice but to make many new friends, some of whom I still keep in contact with to this day. This was also the year that I met my future husband, Steve, and we were married by the end of the following year! We set up home in Greensborough (a northeastern suburb of Melbourne) and 2½ years on, our first child, Matthew, was born in 1995. I resigned from teaching to devote myself to motherhood, and we spent many weekends bringing our baby down to the lovely fresh air at Ocean Grove to visit his grandparents. Each time we visited, we would dream about how great it would be to raise our family here. And before the year was out, we had made the decision to move to Ocean Grove, with Steve commuting to Melbourne each day, so we could be near my family and enjoy the lifestyle of this wonderful town. Steve drove

that Melbourne highway for 10 years (before getting his current job in Geelong), a sacrifice for which I was truly grateful. Very excited to be moving back to Ocean Grove, we bought our house (which we are still in today, albeit renovated) in 1996 for $130,000 - what a great time to buy! Towards the end of the year, our daughter Amy was born and our family was complete. Life with two children under 2 was busy, but very enjoyable, as I joined a local first mums group, and some of the friends I met there I still count as my best friends today. With the kids now aged 4 and 2½, I saw a job advertised at Woodlands Preschool in Ocean Grove, starting up a brand new 3 year old program. It was very small hours, and only 4 blocks from home, and I thought this is perfect! Thankfully, I was the successful applicant, and I have been teaching this program (now called Pre-kinder) ever since! I consider myself extremely fortunate to have such a wonderful job that I truly look forward to going to every week. Now into my eleventh year at Woodlands, I have made more friends through the kindergarten than I could ever imagine. From the magnificent staff who I work with, to the dedicated volunteers who run the parent committee, and the families of the children I have taught over the past decade. Woodlands has become my second home, and I love the fact that living and teaching in the same town means that you become such an integral part of the community. Speaking of community, I guess you could say I’m a bit of a

committee-aholic! I love helping people, and I live by the adage that the more you put into something, the more you get out of it! During my time in Ocean Grove, I have been involved in some way or another with: Barwon Grove 3 year old kinder (president), Ocean Grove Primary School school council (parent liaison, 6 years!), Ocean Grove junior netball (coach), Cobras junior football (social co-ordinator), and St Ignatius College (canteen helper, and Parents & Friends association), and not forgetting the committee meetings that I have attended as a staff member of Woodlands Preschool every month for the past 11 years! My main passion outside of work is sport. Whether it’s watching it or playing it, I just love being involved. With the peak of my tennis and netball career probably behind me (!), I prefer now to watch my kids play footy, netball, tennis, cricket, basketball, dancing... just call me their taxi driver! I think we’re so lucky in Ocean Grove to have so many sports and activities for the kids to choose from, and it’s such a great way to keep fit and meet new people (for the kids AND their parents!) And how great is it now that The Voice is so big – the sports photos are magnificent! When I think about life in Ocean Grove, I think how lucky we are to live in this beautiful seaside town. Yes, we have to share it with the flood of tourists at Christmas time, but who can blame them for wanting to spend their holidays living the idyllic lifestyle that we have all year round? I can’t think of any other place I’d rather live than Ocean Grove!

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Ferry tale My friend Beth and I were on an 11am ferry to Sorrento on Thursday when we were fortunate enough to see three southern right whales! It was so exciting, something that can not be captured in photos. Some things are just moments, and although pictures can be fantastic reminders, they can not always capture the emotion that goes with seeing something as these beautiful unique massive creatures of the sea! The ferry seemed to stop just offshore of the Sorrento pier. When we looked up we noticed that the three ‘drivers’ of the ferry were all peering out to sea with either cameras, phones or binoculars. Everyone seemed to feel a sense of awe as we were privileged and fortunate enough to watch the whales. A dolphin frolicked playfully beside one of the whales and some people thought it was a young whale. Then we noticed a second whale, they seemed to be playing together, rising

up and sinking down repetitively through the sea. There was an amazing moment when we finally realised there seemed to be three whales and they all turned away at the same time as if they were completing a syncronised swimming routine! They turned away and swam off together, but they hadn’t left at all. We all wondered to the side of the ferry (lucky it didn’t tip!) and then the last of us battlers that could cope with the cold blustery wind walked to the back of the ship for one last glimpse before we headed back to reality. Beth and I were discussing boring complaints before we saw the whales - after the beauty of this piece of nature - nothing else mattered for the day! Everything was in perspective. If only we could hold onto that feeling... By Kerrie Bedson

A week ago while out walking at Port Lonsdale, We came across a beautiful seal sunbaking on the rocks. As the tide started to come in he decided to go for a dip. As we walked along side him, curiosity got the better of him and he decided to come and join us on the sand. He looked to be having a great time posing for the cameras. By Jasmine Bond

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Better than homemade



The ex-HMAS Canberra wlll be scuttled 4-5km off Collendina in August. Inset the scuttling of the Derwent.

All set to sink THE ex-HMAS Canberra warship will become a major new temperate water artificial reef and dive site within the month. The firm charged with readying the ship for scuttling off Collendina, the Birdon Group, has recently completed work on the 30-year-old FFG7 class frigate. The project which has been backed by the State Government to the tune of $1.5m has the support of the Victorian Artificial Reef Society, a non-profit, dive community group made up of recreational and commercial divers. President of VARS is John Lawler who said there is growing excitement among the dive community about the imminent scuttling. “The ex-HMAS Canberra will be the centerpiece which will make Victoria a world class temperate water dive destination,” said Mr Lawler. “It’s not a standalone site, there are a lot of other scuttled vessels in close proximity. They include 4 j-class submarines.” Mr Lawler said that careful planning had gone into scuttling the ship to prevent any harm to the environment and to maximise the potential of the wreck as a dive site. He said for the ex HMAS Canberra Reef had to have suitable geological characteristics, be devoid of sensitive marine habitats and have minimal impact on the local coastline; does not

impact on shipping lanes or navigational areas; should be of a suitable distance from required commercial infrastructure to maximise commercial operation and diver attractiveness; should be able to attract fish and increase local biodiversity; should be at an appropriate depth of water suitable for the experience level of the target market of divers; should not be dangerous for scuba diving and have good visibility; should not impact on other legitimate uses that may operate in the area; and should have suitable currents. “It is expected that the HMAS Canberra will be scuttled on 15 August 2009, subject to weather conditions,” said Mr Lawler. “The contractor, Birdon, has done a marvelous job in preparing the vessel – better than any other that has been scuttled. It will be a very exciting dive. Fortunately the contractors took the advice of the dive industry in preparing the ship and leaving as much as possible. “This will be a huge bonus to the area. It is estimated that $1.5m to $3m will be poured into the region as a result of the exercise Mr Lawler said that on the day of the scuttle viewers will be able to watch from vantage points from Point Lonsdsale to Barwon Heads. Ocean Grove Lookout and Collendina will probably offer the best local vantage points.

Mr Lawler said the sinking will take place 4-5km from the beach and there will be no chance of any of it ever being exposed by low tide. “The vessel is subject to stringent environmental controls that have been put in place by the Federal Government. “They have been met. It in no way impairs the marine environment. A lot of time, money and effort have been put into this. He said the site would be on the old sand Barwon River bed. “It won’t be on a reef. It will sink into that sand, probably 2-3 metres and that will provide stability. “Added to that, in the hull of the vessel was 90 tonne of lead ingots. This has been removed and the equivalent amount of cement has been poured in that will add to its stability. He said that the majority of open water divers will be able to dive to the top deck which will be in 18m of water. “ Mr Lawler said he was unsure how long after the scuttling that divers will be able to take an official dive. “When it is scuttled, the site will be looked after by Parks Victoria. “They will be placing four moorings, two to the port side and two the starboard using 10 tonne blocks, so that the charter operators will be able to tie off. “(When diving can start) will depend on how soon these moorings can be

placed. There is going to be a lot of ifs and buts. It is really an unknown when diving can begin officially. Also the charges have to be cleared by the contractor responsible for scuttling her. Mr Lawler said that although he was certain of the method that will be used in this case, previous scuttling of ships has been carried out using a system where charges simultaneously cut the hull below the water line.

He said that the method is more akin to laser cutting than explosives. The process cuts about 17-18 holes, each about the size of shipping pallets, in the side of the hull. The sinking then takes about 4 minutes. The ship will be pulled to the site by two tugs. The scuttling is scheduled for August 15 although this could be affected by weather and sea conditions. Views?

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Ocean Grove Voice, July 15-28, 2009 - Page 11

Grove Rotary grows further THE Rotary Club of Ocean Grove marked its 25th year with steady growth, members heard at its annual changeover dinner. Outgoing president John Calnin announced that the club had inducted nine new members as he outlined a series of achievements. They include providing clean water to a school in Zambia, sponsoring and assisting those affected by the bush fires, organising and hosting a holiday for those affected by drought in other parts of Victoria, building on local partnerships with the CFA, a Mental Health Forum, Victorian Ambulance, the Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre and Ocean Grove Surf

Lifesaving Club. Further ongoing efforts went into the Rotary Market, the ANZAC Day Dawn Service breakfast, the cause to eradicate Polio, numerous other health related projects, the Shelter Box program and their own Pride in Workmanship Awards. During the evening Rod Greer was inducted as the new club president, while the club honoured Geoff Ford as a Paul Harris Fellow. • This week Rotary’s Bulletin editor John Fox announced he would be stepping down after 51 years of service in Rotary alone. John has given extraordinary service to the community.

Newly inducted Rotary president Rod Greer.



74b The Terrace (opp Hayden‛s) 5255 3030 John Calnin hands over the reins to incoming president Rod Greer during the annual changeover dinner at Barwon Heads Golf Club.

Trevor McArdle congratulates Ocean Grove’s Geoff Ford as the newest recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship. Deliveries to all areas


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The Ashes or the Tour de France? REPORTER Carly Helweg asks locals what they would prefer to see on SBS at night.

Anna Lake, 22, Elvis Parsley employee from Barwon Heads, said: “Definitely the Ashes to support the Aussies”

Norm Alexander, technician from Highton, said: “The Ashes because I used to play cricket and am not really into bike riding.”

Anne Osborn, 22, student from Belmont,said: “It would depend on which stage the Tour de France is at.”

Iain McCartney, pharmacist from Melbourne, said: “The Ashes because they have more relevance to the country than the Tour de France.”

Rob Church, 25, builder from Ocean Grove: “Probably the Tour de France because Cadel Evans is in it”

Rohan Bell, 39, security patrol from Ocean Grove, said: “I prefer the Tour de France because I can’t stand watching cricket, it’s like watching paint dry”

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ether and feel all right Everyone wants their wedding to be perfect. And when planning for that special day every couple gives a great deal of thought to the songs that will be played at both the ceremony and the reception. But what are the top ten most popular songs for that ‘first dance’. The following playlist includes the most requested first dance songs selected by couples as recorded by a mobile DJ survey conducted by But don’t worry if your song isn’t there, it’s all a matter of taste. * Unforgettable (Nat King Cole) * Can’t Help Falling In Love (Elvis Presley) * Can I Have This Dance? (Ann Murray) * The Way You Look Tonight (Frank Sinatra) * It Had To Be You (Harry Connick, Jr.) * What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong) * Endless Love (Diana Ross and Lionel Richie) * I Cross My Heart (George Strait) * I Swear (John M. Montgomery or All 4 One) * A Whole New World (Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle) * As Time Goes By (A Kiss Is Just A Kiss) (Michael Feinstein) * When You Say Nothing At All (Allison Krauss) * Faithfully (Journey) * No Ordinary Love (Sade) * Here And Now (Luther Vandross) * I Can Love you Like That (John M. Montgomery) * Power Of Love (Celine Dion) * Tonight I Celebrate My Love (Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryson) * Everything I Do {I Do For You} (Bryan Adams) * When A Man Loves A Woman (Percy Sledge or Michael Bolton) * All My Life (Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville) * I’ll Be There (Mariah Carey) * On Bended Knee (Boyz II Men) * At Last (Etta James) * Don’t Know Much (Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville) * From This Moment On (Shania Twain) * Our Love Is Here To Stay (Harry Connick, Jr.) * Unchained Melody (The Righteous Brothers)


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AT least one Ocean Grove musician hopes to make an extra difference to the lives of others with her forthcoming performance at Bar Deli. Already an accomplished and well recorded artist, Bree-arne Chamley will headline a multiple sclerosis open mic and jam session at the venue on Friday July 31. MS is a constant for the 23-year-old who was herself diagnosed with a level 1 category of the disease four years ago. However, Bree is less interested in herself and more concerned with those she sees as doing it much worse than her. “I just think of those people who are bed-ridden. “ Winner of 2005’s ‘Foot in the door comp’ at Queenscliff Music Festival who Melbourne’s ‘Buzz’ magazine described as ‘A name bound to be synonymous’ in Australian music”, she played Apollo bay, Albury’s Applause Festival and Geelong’s National Hotel and Barwon Club, MS permitting, she’s now ready to record her third EP. Bree describes her music as “folk, getting into blues, recently played with a reggae band” but either way she’s self –taught and self-penned. She’s also writing a book about her ‘battle’ with MS. The event will also include an awareness aspect, with Bree keen to elaborate on her experience. According to local figures, about 14 women of Bree’s age have been diagnosed in the Barwon region. The organizers of the July 31 gig are also hoping primary schools will take part between 4pm-6pm with an open mic/jam following from 6pm. The aim is to link the fundraiser with primary school pupils who are already involved in the annual MS read-a-thon. The money raised is entirely going to an organization funding MS research. To hear Bree’s music go to: breearnechamley

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meet you at the “club” Monday - Thursday Friday - Saturday Sunday

10:00am 10:00am--11:00pm 11:00pm 10:00am 10:00am--1:00 1:00am am 11:00am 11:00am--11:00pm 11:00pm

JUST to top off Ocean Grove’s hugely successful Open Mic Festival in June a professional workshop was organised for a selection of the event’s performers. Each cafe nominated one performer to attend a performance skills workshop with nationally renowned musician Chris Wilson, as a form of encouragement award. Chris gave an informal talk about confidence, tempo, volume, working with sound engineers, and checking equipment and ensuring an adequate supply of spare strings and batteries. He also discussed less often considered but vitally important health and safety issues, such as hearing protection. The local bluesman – a legendary harmonica player - who packs in crowds to hear his gigs all over Australia said that stage etiquette should

also be considered, adding one firm rule – “Play your music – and then get off fast.” Chris suggested that playing locally was usually the best way to start and he praised the recent Open Mic Festival and the rise of live music venues in the town as being more akin to the time when he began playing in Melbourne. “In those days you could work every night,” he said. The exclusive workshop was held at the Zebra Bar. Regional Arts Victoria funded a Quick Response Grant to OGAN to help run the Open Mic Music Festival. Other sponsors included the Australian Government Regional Arts Fund and the Ocean Grove Voice which donated free advertising space for the event.

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what’s ON

Friday July 17 6pm: Bar Deli - Maia Von Lekow. Talented Kenyan acoustic soul singer with roots in folk and jazz.

Saturday July 18 10.30am: Ocean Grove Toy Library AGM and relaunch party, Tareeda Way. 2.10pm: Ocean Grove v Barwon Heads, senior football. 7.30–11.30: Club Grove – Live music with Charli Saturday July 25 7.30–11.30: Club Grove – Live music with James Carrigg 8pm: Piping Hot Chicken Shop, Carus. 9pm: Zebra Bar - Sex & The City Party with Live Band—The Gems Saturday August 1 2.10pm: Ocean Grove v Queenscliff senior football. 8pm; Piping Hot Chicken Shop, Bo Jenkins Mondays 6.30 pm: Bar Deli – Open Mic night, combined with Curry night. 7 pm – 8.30 pm: Line Dancing at the Ocean Grove Senior Citizens Hall, 101 The Terrace. Elaine 0413 690 597 Barwon Heads Hotel - Kids Eat Free, conditions apply 8pm-11pm: Zebra Bar - Speed-dating $20pp Bookings au Tuesdays 7.45 – 10 pm: Ocean Grove Scottish Country Dance - meet at the Marcus Hill Hall Cnr of Banks Rd & Bellarine Highway. Contact D Pearce 52552858.

Barwon Heads Hotel - Members night in the bistro, buy one main meal, get one free Wednesdays 1 pm – 3 pm: Line Dancing at the Ocean Grove Senior Citizens Hall, 101 The Terrace. Elaine 0413 690 597 Barwon Heads Hotel - $16 steak night in the bistro 8pm-11pm: Zebra Bar - Trivia Battle of the Sexes (starts 8 July 2009). Bookings Thursdays 11 am: Beach Babe Beads - Jewellery making Barwon Heads Hotel - $13 parmi night 8pm-11pm: Zebra Bar - Karaoke (starts 9 July 2009). 9 – 10pm: Barwon Heads Hotel – Happy Hour 9 – 12pm: Barwon Heads Hotel – karaoke in the bak bar Fridays 5-6pm: Barwon Heads Hotel - Happy hour in the bak bar Barwon Heads Hotel – Siren to Siren every Friday night afl match. 9pm: Zebra Bar - Open Mic with Steve Messina. Bookings zebra@blue1000.

KENYAN singer Maia Von Kekow (above right) is set to play Ocean Grove’s Bar Deli venue this Friday. Maia represents another colour to the dynamic East African music scene, her voice and style has an affinity with female jazz vocalists of the 1930s and the folk music of the 1960s – all shaped by her Kenyan roots. Maia, who wrote and recorded tracks in Melbourne before relocating to Berlin, previously worked on the live circuit in Kenya’s Nairobi, Tanzania and Addis Abbaba, Ethiopia.

She has also been involved in concerts and campaigns that raise awareness in Africa of rape, gender based violence and AIDS/HIV. Maia’s recent release Uko Wapi was featured in the much acclaimed Kenyan production, From a Whisper, depicting events of the 1998 bombing in Kenya and was awarded the Best Soundtrack at the 2009 African Movie Academy Awards in Nigeria. Maia Von Kekow will perform at Bar Deli in the Terrace on Friday July 17 from 6pm to 8pm.

Saturdays 11 am: Beach Babe Beads - Jewellery making 4 – 9pm: Ocean Grove Hotel – Open mic 9pm: Zebra Bar – Live music Sundays 2 – 5pm: Bar Deli – Live music with Jon Willard 1pm – 3pm: Barwon Heads Hotel - Free kids entertainment

Tim books in

OCEAN Grove bookseller Stacey Moore was at the centre of the recent Tim Winton visit to Geelong. Stacey’s store Book Grove was asked to look after book sales for the event. During the event at GPAC Winton read from his novel, “Breath”. Winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2009, winner of the inaugural Indie Book Award 2008 and the 2008 Age Book of the Year for Fiction, Breath is Winton’s twentieth book and eighth novel. Stacy said “It was a great night at GPAC, he (Tim) personally signed at least 200 books, read from the novel and answered and elaborated on about 10 questions.”

Best selling author Tim Winton and Book Grove’s Stacey Moore at GPAC.

Clubs meet Mondays


Ocean Grove Bridge Club, 7.30pm, Marcus Hill Hall, Bellarine Highway end of Banks Road. Also Wednesdays and Fridays 1pm. Enquiries - Marg Wylie 5256 2550 Bellarine Table Tennis Club, 7.30pm - 9pm. (juniors/seniors) at the Memorial Hall, 123 The Avenue, Ocean Grove Ph.52551641.

Jujitsu, 6.30pm: Juniors; 7.30pm Adults, Surfside Centre, Steve Cosgrave 0405 022084

First Monday of every month

Third Wednesday of every month

Bellarine Fly Fishing Association, 7.30pm: Bellarine Secondary College. Contact Tony on 0409 545929. Legacy Laurel Group of Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads, 1.30pm at St Peter’s Ch Hall, Draper St. Details 5256 1863. Ocean Grove Ladies Probus, 10am: Ocean Grove Golf Club. Thelma Evans on 5255 1806.

Third Monday of every month Ocean Grove RSL. 2.30pm at Club Grove. Committee meets at 1.30pm, The Terrace. Ocean Grove Garden Club. 1.30pm: Uniting Church Hall, Eggleston St. Enquiries, pls contact June McLellan on 5255 1399

Fourth Monday of every month Combined Probus Club of Ocean Grove, 10.30am to 12..30pm: Surfside Centre, inquiries 5255 5515. Friendship is our theme.

Tuesdays Bellarine Table Tennis Club,10am-12 noon (adults only) at the Memorial Hall, 123 The Avenue, Ocean Grove. Ph.52551641. Bellarine T.O.W.N, 6pm: Uniting Church Hall, cnr Eggleston Street and The Parade. Contact Glenda 5255 5463. Rotary Club of Ocean Grove, 6pm at Ocean Grove Hotel.

Second Wednesday of every month Parkinson’s Self Help Support Group, 1.30pm: Grove Centre (next to library), Presidents Ave. For details contact Pam on 5255 5152 Ocean Grove on Barwon Probus Club, 9.45am, St Peter’s Ch Hall.

Fourth Wednesday of every month Ocean Grove Angling Club. 7.30pm: Minerva Close sporting oval club house. Contact: Jason Bowers 0418 737 808

Last Wednesday of every month Cancer Support Group, 10am, Community Health Centre.

Fourth Wednesday of every month Ocean Grove Stamp Club, 10am: Senior Citizens Hall, 101 The Terrace. For more details contact Dianne on 5255 1372.

Thursdays Tai Chi - 6.30 pm. Uniting Church Hall, The Parade. All welcome. Christine McKay 5255 1948/0417 508 857. Bellarine Table Tennis Club, 10am-12 noon(adults only) at the Memorial Hall, 123 The Avenue, Ocean Grove. Ph. 52551641.

First Thursday of every month

Ocean Grove Nightlights CWA, 7.30pm at the Senior Citizens Hall, visitors welcome. Enquiries Faye 5255 4430.

First Tuesday of every month


Ocean Grove Men’s Probus. 10am-12noon at the Ocean Grove Hotel, Collendina. Guest speakers., make friends. Visitors welcome For details please contact Geoff on 5255 4355.

Fourth Friday of every month

First and Third Tuesday of every month Ocean Grove Barwon Heads Lions Club, 7pm Moorfield Park, Grubb Road.

Uniting Church Outreach Coffee Morning, 10.30am, Hibiscus Cafe. Ocean Grove 4 Villages Mixed Probus Club, 10.30am, the Surfside Centre. Meet new friends, visitors welcome. Call 5256 2037

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The Voice Business Directory Accommodation


4-Bed Hol Hse, close to beach 0412 213 400 Bells by the Beach Holiday House 5255 5263

Acting Classes

Screen Actors

0417 077 200

Anetennas Lonsdale Antennas

0410 580 255

Architects 5255 3378 5255 4661

Art Galleries Audio Equipment and Repairs Bellarine Audio

5256 3732


Baby and Child Sandi’s Spot

5255 2943

ANZ Bendigo Bank

5255 5760 5255 4866

Bathroom Renovation Copperwaite Plumbing

5255 3456

Beauty Salons Mermaids Unisex Beauty Salon

5255 5844

Bins and Waste Removal 0418 385 667

Bowling Clubs Club Grove

5255 1540


The Olive Pit

5255 1511

5255 2584

Dressmaking 5256 1633

Electricians Brendon Brice Electrical 0416 165855 Craig Stevens Electrical Contr’s 0412 518 400 Starlight Electrical 0405 399245

5255 2034

Building Designers 5255 3355

Carpentry/Maintenance B Moore Carpentry & Bld Maint 0411 061 556

Carpet Cleaning

Graham Coates Carpet Cleaning Service 0408 526997

Catering 5255 1832 5256 3094

Community Groups

5255 5922 0413 925367 0413 580990 0407 694422

0403 845 667 0409 222112

Bellarine Bookkeeping Services 0418 363129 Lighthouse Business Services 0407 835256 Roche Accounting 5256 2764 WHK Accountants 5255 5077

Florists Beachside Blooms Flowers on the Terrace Moss Industry

5255 3030 5256 1645 5254 2277

Computer Sales and Repairs 0411 416 384 0403 557 311

Bellarine Memories

5255 5500 Tuckers Funeral & Bereavement Service 5221 4778

Furniture 5255 2288

Complete Joinery Services

0434 489 724

5255 4548

Landscape Design & Construction Earth Deco

0458 564 276

Locksmiths Glenn Davis Locksmith

0409 849 419

Maleline Mensland

5256 2164

5255 2264

5255 3556 5255 1309

Greg Sly Optometrist Ocean Eyes Optometrists

5255 1684

5256 1295 5255 5655

Jaibee Painting & Decorating 0406 416 371 Steven Flynn Painting Services 0411 126291 Wallington Painting Services 0405 022084

Pet Supplies

0458 564 276 0419 583154

5256 1562

Salon Sojourn 12W - Personal Training

5255 3779 5255 4222

Health and Fitness

5255 1331

Contours Jujitsu Ocean View Health Club

0400 721185

5255 3475 0405022084 5255 2572

Health and Wellbeing Brian Hamilton Remedial Therapy 5255 2127 Drysdale Chiropractice Clinic 5253 2522 OG Remedial Massage Centre 5255 3358 Rachel Lafranchi Holistic Counselling0412 439 121 RP Massage Therapies 0414 893719

Hire Home Loans

Paxton Press

Homewares and Gifts 5255 4664

Geelong Monitoring Services Standby Security Services

0409 943671 5229 3772

Shoe Shops 5255 1257

Sports Retail Bellarine Sports

5255 1144

Surf Shops 5255 5525

Surf/Sk8/Snow Strapper Surf

Cruise Control

5255 2666

0409 542060

Ocean Grove Sushi & Noodle Bar Ocean Grove Fish & Chips Subway Tradies Takeaway Trident Fish Bar Woodies Pizza

5255 3759 5255 2951 5255 3077 5255 5099 5256 2099 5255 4307

Tanning Studios 5255 4100

Tattooists 5255 5550

Travel Agents Harvey World Travel Jetset Travel - Ocean Grove Ocean Grove Travel

5256 1888 5255 5252 5255 4422

Surfside Tyre Centre

5255 1548

Real Estate

5255 5611

Websites Interactive ‘Net Services Website Concepts

5255 2127 5256 1948

Wedding Photography Barefoot Media

0400 721185

Window Cleaners Excel Window Cleaning

0400 721185


0431 939814

Women’s Wear Kairos in Grove Lilly Bliss

5255 3688 5255 1096

5255 4099

Rendering Surf Edge Rendering

0414 744 25

0408 037686 0402 769973 0431 314142 0430 112 102


RT Edgar 5255 1344

0400 595 738


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Plantation Shutters

Annandale Plumbing Hugh McLaren Plumbing Pirie Plumbing Services Wayne Heard Plumbing

0429 040121

Coastline Tattoo

HLB Frames - 3/1570 Bell Hwy, Wal 5250 3711

GB Plantation Shutters

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Ocean Grove Amcal

5255 1201 5221 5991

Surfboard Repairs

Nurseries McOuats Nursery

Home Hardware The Last Piece

Murfs Longboards Surf Shop

New Homes Hotondo Homes Le Maistre Builders

5255 1122 5255 3040 5256 1944 5256 3094 5255 1959

Grove Shoeland

Men’s Hairdressing Men’s Hairdressing

Ocean Grove Hotel and Bistro Ocean Grove Pizza and Pasta The Dunes The Groove The Mex


Picture Framing

The Voice Business Directory 5255 3233

5254 2105


Bellarine Furniture & Bed R Us

Fidley Bits

Green Steam

Doggy Dear

Funeral Directors

Go Loans

Pip Design


Financial Services

Ocean Grove Hire 5256 2050

Interior Designers



Earth Deco Ruby’s Mowing Ocean Grove

5254 2201


Dr Alastair McCallum

Ocean Grove Engineering Bellarine Brush Fencing BellarineTimber & Fencing Just Paling Fences

Barwon Heads Hotel

Ironing Services



Bridal Wear Designer

BITS IT Services Lighthouse Computers

5255 2127

Garden Maintenance

Paddy Kinsey Bricklaying Contr’s 0408 320197 Russell McKinnon Bricklaying 0407 252747


Rosemay Santos

All Round Fencing Know A Fence


Bar Deli on the Run The Groove

Counselling and Hypnotherapy


Ocean Grove All Makes Automotive 5255 2171 Ocean Grove Automotive (RACV) 5255 1050 Drysdale Car Detailing 5251 1610

Michael Higgins Building Design

5255 5556

Alterations and Repairs

Direct Carving Sculpture Workshop 0419 006959

Isabella Design

Surfside Conveyancing

Restaurants / Cafes



de Atelier Architects Drent Architecture

Billy’s Bins

5255 3233

0403 588098

Restaurants / Cafes Bar Deli Beachhouse Bolzano Cucina

& classifieds

5255 1832 5254 3376 5255 5991

To get your business listed in the Voice directory contact Leigh 5255 3233 or email


Trainer’s ‘set your fee’ offer

Brent Hayes of Store & More.

High tech storey A NEW state-of-the-art storage facility has opened in Ocean Grove. Store & More Self Storage at 2935 Smithton Grove will provide Ocean Grove and Bellarine Peninsula residents with self storage, boat and caravan storage. Brent Hayes the owner, operator and builder, is extremely proud of the new facility and is ecstatic to see Store and More open its doors to the public. The facility boasts Key pad entry, 24 hour video surveillance and individual unit alarm systems providing peace of mind. Store & More also incorporates

Bellarine Self Storage and is currently expanding the Store & More brand into Torquay. From running Bellarine Self Storage, Brent said he knew there was a demand for more storage in the area. “People need storage of all different sizes, from a house lot of furniture to a small unit for business documents. “We really are a one-stop-shop’ says Brent ‘from boxes, packing materials, insurance, even a free move-in trailer we have it all. It is a perfect opportunity to recover that space in your house, garage or your back yard.”

Joanna Joyce, postal services officer and Liz Rayner, postal manager.

OCEAN Grove is on its way towards a greener future thanks to local residents and businesses recycling their used ink cartridges through Australia Post. Ocean Grove’s Post Office is one of the top 10 recyclers in Victoria after collecting 121 used printer, fax and copier cartridges in May for ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’. Grove’s Postal Manager Liz Rayner says they try to promote the scheme by informing customers when purchasing ink cartridges that they can be returned and recycled. “We like to be environmentally conscientious,” said Liz. Planet Ark started the program in 2003 to try and reduce the number of cartridges going into landfill, around 18 million every year. Materials used in the cartridges don’t break down and can release chemicals potentially harmful to the environment.

The Voice Professional 5255 3233

PERSONAL Trainer Ben Smith (pictured above) is offering something else in addition to his enthusiasm and skills in coaching locals towards a healthier lifestyle. For a limited booking period Ben is giving his clients the chance to put their own dollar value on the workouts. “Diagnosed with a spinal disease at 15, I had two choices,” said Ben. “Do nothing or accept the diagnosis and use it as a springboard to achieve a goal. “I made contact with Mark Rapa who owned the Ocean Grove gym. Mark wrote a program for me with realistic goals and was genuinely interested as he monitored my progress. Mark has been, and still remains a fantastic role model. Having established myself as a respected fully qualified personal trainer I would like to help others take that step to improve their fitness and achieve their goals. “I am well aware that budgets are tight right now so treat yourself to this unique introductory offer-”Pay what you want” it’s entirely up to you, what you feel the session is worth for a 45min booked session between now and August 8.

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Salon gets a restyle POPULAR Grove hairstylist Salon Sojourn refuses to rest on its laurels - completing a stunning salon makeover in the last few weeks. Teena, Jamie and the team have put their own ideas in the new layout which also includes a nail room. More than anything “it just needed a freshen up” theys said, as well as offering customers and stylists a more practical work area.

Buy local and save

OCEAN Grove Newsagency has become a member of a stationery network with the aim of helping local businesses save costs. The family run business already has a large range of stationery but they have taken the next step by becoming members of Officesmart. “Officesmart is a specialized group of newsagents focused on selling stationery and office supplies at the lowest prices aimed directly to business customers, said Cathy Staehr. “At Ocean Grove Officesmart, we aim to save you time and money with our simple and convenient ordering process

and delivery service. Ordering can be done online, in person, by phone, fax or email. Delivery direct to your door, often on the same day, but usually within 48 hours. If we have not got it we will do our best to get it for you! “In this “economic climate” we also wanted to offer local businesses another opportunity to buy local and support local jobs, in our fabulous Ocean Grove. It’s vital that our businesses all support each other. The best way we can persuade the customers to stay in town and buy local, is to buy local ourselves, and support the local business.” Brochures are being posted out and are available in store.


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grove sport

Dancing high OCEAN Grove Callisthenic College was fortunate to have two of their pupils selected for the 2009 Victorian State Team. Maddy Hibble is a member of the Intermediate Team and Skye Allen a member of the Junior Team. Both girls have travelled to Melbourne every Sunday since November last year to train at Jason Coleman’s ‘Ministry of Dance’. Finally, after eight months of intensive training they went to the National Titles on the Gold Coast where their team was due to perform six items, including March, Club Swinging, Free Exercise, Rods, Aesthetics and Spectacular. During their preparations the girls have continued to train in their respective sections at Ocean Grove as the Victorian Competition Season commences again in August. Pictured: Maddy front, Skye rear.

Gold for Barwon Sports Academy Ocean Grove development squad

The winners with their trophies, back row Jarod and Brendan Cowie (Ballarat), Jacob Schueler, front row Daniel Laney, Karlie Laney, Hayley Laney and Carly Lyons,

Cobras win A GROUP of Cobras junior footballers will get a top flight training session with Fremantle Dockers forward Matthew Pavlich in the next couple of months thanks to the support of local parents. Cobras have earned a visit from one of AFL’s premier centre half forwards after the Collendina Sports Club won an Australian-wide competition organised by Home Hardware.

The club earned training points as a result of parents shopping at Ocean Grove Home Hardware. The South Australian born Pavlich wears guernsey number 29 and made his AFL debut in 2000. Cobras will be allowed to nominate 25 players to take part in the training session.

The Ocean Grove Badminton club struck gold, when 6 of its youngest players won a swag of trophies at the Swan Hill Junior Open Badminton Tournament. This was a fantastic achievement for the players and also the Grove club, which over the last few years, has put a tremendous amount of work into the development of its younger players. The outstanding performances were by Daniel Laney and Carly Lyons, who won the Triple Titles in their Age division. Results Carly Lyons: Win U13 Singles - Win U13 Doubles Win U13 Mixed Doubles Daniel Laney: Win U15 Singles - Win U15 Doubles - Win U15 Mixed Doubles Jacob Schueler: Runner up U13 Singles - Win U13 Mixed Doubles Karlie Laney: Runner up U13 Singles - Win U13 Doubles - Runner up U13 Mixed Doubles Hayley Laney: Runner up U11 Doubles

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Division 1s finally firing IN men’s division 1 soccer, Surfside Waves are now positioned in third place in the league, but putting pressure on the league leaders. Last weekend the Waves played at home to fourth placed Corio Bay and despite going one nil down early on in the game they staged a good fight back to eventually win 3-1. Fonda Tzaninis levelled the scoring just before half time with a close range effort and then in the second half Sid Smith put the Waves in front with a long range drive that stung the goalkeepers

hands before edging over the line. Five minutes from time the points were made safe when Staffan Hargreaves showed great strength in holding off two burly defenders before slotting past the hapless keeper. In their latest match the Waves played at home to league leaders Breakwater, in a feisty encounter, in difficult muddy conditions. The first half ended goalless despite the Waves having the better of the chances but then in the second half the game exploded into life with the introduction of Waves new “star” signing Jack

Mandly and pacey Willi “Wasp”. And with twenty minutes to go Jack announced his arrival with a clinical finish to put the Waves ahead causing mass celebration by his elated team mates who piled on top of their new hero. Then five minutes later Tom King stunned the Breakwater keeper with a long range effort that found its way into the back of the net to give the Waves a deserved 2-0 win. Irish coach Stan praised his players at the final whistle and pointed out how successful his tactical substitutions had been!

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Pictured left: Sid Smith fires home during the Division 1s game against Corio Bay. Above: There was a small call that perhaps the ball hand’t crossed the line!

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SURFSIDE Senior Mens Division One and Three sides continue their solid march towards a finals berth with solid victories. While the finals series are just over six weeks away both divisions have hit their stride at the right time of the season. Surfside Division One see opposite page. Surfside’s Division Two side who have had a shocking season have started to gel together as a team with a 1-1draw against Bell Park a fortnight ago who beat them 3-2 in the first half of the season.

It was a much improved effort by the seconds and was certainly a confidence builder going into last weekend’s match against Barwon, who defeated them 7-nil in their first encounter. However it was Barwon who got the better of the Waves defence structure in atrocious field conditions defeating Waves 3-2. Division Three are well on their way to a semi-finals place with two strong victories in the past fortnight. First to suffer the power of the Waves attack

was Deakin who were smashed off the park 7-1. Last weekend Surfside met old foes Barwon Heads Red and what was expected to be a tough encounter. However the Waves demolished their Barwon Heads rivals 6-2 to sit in fourth place with their eyes firmly on a finals place come September. PLEASE NOTE: Other reports and scores not available at time of going to press



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Grove looking good THE season is more than half over and the club is looking to the finals. Some have some work to do and others are looking quire comfortable. Most of the junior teams are looking good with the B grade side being our best chance in the seniors at this stage. A grade: This team is a capable side that has pressured top teams. At times they are inconsistent but are capable of performing at a high level. Lizzie Wilkens has combined with Miranda Coma and Paula Birch in defence. Whilst Charlotte Vines was solid in Wing Attack until a knee injury cut her season short. Steph Wilkens and Lucy Teague-Neeld combined well in goals. Unfortunately Lucy could not remain all season as a GAP year in Africa took her commitment. The big improver this year has definitely been Sharni Godfrey who has maintained solid defence and clear choices. This team are 5th at present and each win is required to contest finals. B grade: This team is building connections and combinations this season. It is a young side with flexible players such as Emily Holahan, Laura Dreher and Tina Birch being able to play at both ends. This team is placed in final contention. Defenders are learning different tactics and when to apply them. With Molly TeagueNeeld and Sarah Degenero taking spacial defence. Abby Benjamin is

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using her speed, whilst Leah Cole is becoming consistent. Rochell Godfrey has grown in confidence and is making great solid choices. Brooke Davis has created sound connections between defence and attack. This team learns each week. C grade: These girls work hard each week and we can the some

improvement both in their skills as well as team work. Rachel Mayor is making the players play in the goal third and feeding the goalers well. Lizzy Ryan works hard in defence and her speed is proving to be an asset. Emily Burchell has played the last few games up in C grade and her height is welcomed on the court.

D grade: The D grade girls are a fantastic bunch of girls who have lots of fun on court and training. Although we have not won as many games as we would have liked the girls always perform as a team and have shown great improvement throughout the season. Agression for the ball and strong leads have been

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our greatest improvements. Friday Night teams at Kardinia Park. Ocean Grove is represented by three teams, Under 13s,15s, and a 17s. All three teams are in the top four on the ladder. The team play against some of the GFL teams and these provide a very tough competition in each age division. A big thank you to coaches and the fantastic parent support. 19/U: This team has been mixed around lately with quite a few of the girls not available due to the school holidays. They are performing well and look like they will play a big part in the finals in this section. Jenna Green continues to be very consistent through the centre. Brooke Davis showed some of her other skills when asked to goal on Saturday, well done girls and keep up the good work. 17/U: This is another team that has been affected by the absence of some of their regular players. This team is in the top four and should be able to stay there. Georgia Ellis has been very consistent in goals while Bree Fankhauser and Megan Hand are strong through the centre. 15/U: The girls are in the four and going along nicely. They have a few games that will really test them but should finish in the four. Laura Ellis and Shelby Hackett are very strong players and give the team lots of confidence and drive.

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at half way mark 15/U: second division: This team is in second place on the ladder and continues to play strong netball. Alyse O’Keefe is quick through the centre and gives the team lots of drive. Eden Bolton had improved this season. 13/U: This group of young guns are improving every game. They are taking on all that is given too them 100%. They have a big game against Barwon Heads where they will be fighting for top spot. This should be a fantastic game and big challenge. Good Luck girls. 13/U second division: The team is coming together very nicely with all players working very hard. With some very easy games the girls have worked on lifting their game when they play the harder teams. The versatility of the players means that the coach can easily rotate evenly, with any combination melding well. After a surprise defeat against Drysdale the players have bounced back to settle into their own game. The team is looking to be there at the business end of the season. 13/U: at Newcomb: Congratulations to this team for their first win a few weeks ago. Hope this is the start of a few more. It is a hard section these girls are in as it is the first division. Elise Trower has shown to be a very consistent player, while Alice Chirnside is improving each week. 11/U: The girls are improving each week and the coach is very happy with them. Keep smiling girls and continue to enjoy your netball. Maybe you have noticed that a few things have been improved around the netball courts and clubrooms. This is thanks to a few of our dads. The lights on the courts thanks to Randall Long and Power Core. A new “Boiling Billy” water tank, which will give the clubrooms hot water for the first time. This will make washing the dishes so much easier. Some electrical work which will allow us to use more than two appliances at once. Thanks for organising this goes to Alistair Drayton and Greg Ollis

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WEASEL’S WEEKLY ROUTINE By Mark Heenan THIS is a week in the life of exciting Grubber forward COREY ‘Weasel’ NORMINGTON after Ocean Grove’s loss to Drysdale in Round 11 and his preparation for the club’s Round 12 clash against Newcomb. Sunday June 21: We are pretty down after yesterday’s loss Drysdale. As part of recovery I went down to Eastern beach because I’m based in Geelong and went for a walk in the water. Spent the rest of Sunday relaxing watching the AFL footy and thinking about what happened against Drysdale and re-focus for this weekend’s match against Newcomb. Monday June 22: I work as a plumber/gas fitter around Geelong so today I was pretty busy working around Geelong. Tuesday June 23: Work as per usual today. Head to Ocean Grove for training tonight. My work is based in Grovedale so I usually head to Ocean Grove from work. We start training at 6pm so routine is get to the club by 5:15pm and have a rub down before I hit the track. We do a few runs, we train for about one hour and a half, so we finish training around 7:30pm or it can go a bit longer until 8pm. Wednesday June 24: It was a normal day at work today. ‘Payney’ (Ocean Grove coach Matt Payne) called me and we had a chat about what he wants me to do on the weekend and how he wants me to go about it. We also had a review of last weekend’s game, and Payney said ‘This what I did wrong’ and ‘This how I’ll have to improve’ and get me to do that on the training track. The message here is come match day I get to implement what we talked about. Thursday June 25: Today is a work day, I was in Waurn Ponds working on a new house. I head to training after work and I’m always here (at the club) at about 5:15pm and we start training at 6pm. I always rock up early because then I get my rub and I don’t have to worry about waiting, I get straight into it. I hit the track, do some running, do a few kicks and I’m warmed up and ready to go. As it is a Thursday night I have tea down at the club. After meals the teams are announced. Friday June 26: I pick up the paper on Friday and have a read. I go through the teams and see who I’m going to be matched up on. It is good to have a read through every team and see who is in, see who is out. Get home from work, just have a shower, sit down and have a pizza with my girlfriend. I watch my Friday night footy on TV with a pizza, or sometimes I have pasta. I go to bed at half-time in the footy, however unless Geelong is playing I’ll watch the whole match, but if Geelong isn’t playing I’ll watch til half time and get a good night sleep. Saturday June 27: Saturday I always have a ritual and wake up at 9am. I have four pieces of honey toast for breakfast, read the paper and then head to (the home) game against Newcomb. I get to the ground at 12pm, I usually come earlier to see the second half of the Under 18’s but Newcomb don’t support a thirds’ team. I always watch the reserves when I get here at midday, at half time in the reserves the team heads into the middle of the ground and we have a bit of a kick. After we have a team meeting in the rooms. I normally have a bottle of water (before the game), walk around, mingle with the boys and see what the feeling is and go from there, game on.

GRUBBERS on-baller Mark Laidler (centre) at the start of the Ammos game, accumulated a staggering 53 possessions in Round 12 against Newcomb.

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Hard yakka to September By MARK HEENAN OCEAN Grove missed another vital opportunity to claim a major BFL scalp, suffering a humiliating 82-point defeat at the hands of Geelong Amateur at Queens Park on Saturday. Amateur won 21.17.143 to Ocean Grove’s 9.7.61. The loss was a blow to the Grubbers’ finals aspirations following an embarrassing 92-point defeat to second-placed Drysdale in Round 11. The Grubbers now fall back to fifth spot on the BFL ladder after Torquay cruised to a 50-point win over Barwon Heads and jumped into fourth position. Ocean Grove coach Matt Payne blasted his players in the rooms after the match and its failure to put on 20 blocks for the game, a projected target. Co-coach Greg Mervin agreed

his players failed dismally on the big stage against arguably the premiership favourites. While the Grubbers led by 11 points at the first break, Geelong Amateur outscored the visitors by 93 points after quarter time. “Today our effort just wasn’t where it should be,” A disappointed Mervin said after the match. “We talk about our effort all the time, so there is no excuse not to bring your A-Grade effort to the game. “I don’t know whether the group actually believes it can win big games of footy. “I think at times we hide behind that excuse and we shouldn’t be. “We should have the courage to change what you want, give everything you got to win, and if you are not good enough then so be it.” Geelong Amateur displayed why it is a premiership force

with leading forward Damien Zaparenkov kicking seven goals, while Trent Mcarlein chipped in with four majors and Kristian Bucovaz starred with three goals. Even without the silky skills of Amateur captain Tim Clark, who was named in the original starting side but didn’t play, the home side put on a show for its adoring fans at Queens Park. Mervin said his team had no answers to Amateur’s all conquering run and its bigger bodies after quarter time. “Once the opposition seems to shut us down we (Ocean Grove) don’t have a response,” he said. “At the moment there is just not that inner resolve to say we are going to grind this out.” On the upside Ocean Grove debutant Harrison Foott made a sparkling impact in the ruck and contested well around the ground. “He played a really good

disciplined game for us and did a good job, so he will stay in, he’ll play next week,” said Mervin, who was full of praise for the youngster. Foott, 18, a member of Ocean Grove’s Under 18 premiership team in 2008, was eligible to play after his regular team Geelong College had a bye on the weekend. Grubber forward duo Paul Breguet and Matt Jovanovic both kicked three goals apiece. Meanwhile Ocean Grove Football club statistician Peter Keating has informed me Grubber on-baller Mark Laidler accumulated a staggering 53 possessions in Round 12 against Newcomb. This Saturday sees Ocean Grove play host to Barwon Heads in the battle of the bridge match. Senior match starts at 2:10pm.

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