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A Welcome launch


May 20-June 2, 2009




Winners: Cobras u10 Orange

HOME PRICES HOLDING UP OCEAN Grove’s house prices are holding firm and sales are steady despite large percentage reversals in other towns

in the region. The reason, according to Property Victoria figures, is that home owners in many regional coastal areas are hanging onto their seaside properties while comparatively affordable towns like the Grove are still proving the biggest draw card for seachangers. The 4th quarter median house price in Ocean Grove rose from 366,500 in 2007 to 375,000 in 2008 – equaling a 2.3 per cent increase.

That compares to a minus 4.3 per cent fall in Jan Juc and an 18 per cent fall in Barwon Heads – from $500,000 in 2007 to $410,000. However, according to local agents the figure is somewhat distorted by the number of house sales in Ocean Grove (111 in 2007 and 52 in 2008) and Barwon Heads (37 and 20) and Ocean Grove’s larger number of $300-400,00 bracket homes which remains the strongest market. Owners with million dollar properties are not selling.

Walk this way

Surfside Primary enjoyed a great turn out for Walk to School Day, despite cold drizzely weather last week.

Fire spot saves hall from repeat of 80’s loss 

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An Independent Voice

Voice your view


Target November Site taking shape Page 4


Day in the Life

Paramedic Vince Lupino Page 12


Big Day Out

Grovers on the ball Page 13



Reports from the Snake Pit Page 28

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Marcus Hill Hall escapes repeat of 80s fire AN alert off duty volunteer firefighter helped avert a repeat of an early 1980s fire that destroyed Marcus Hill Hall. Malcolm Macdonald, who is also a committee member of the hall initially, spotted the flicker that turned out to be flames as he drove past on Saturday night. At first Mr Macdonald assumed

it was hall users preparing for an event. However Mr Macdonald went back to have another look and discovered fire had broken out on the far side of the hall. Fire crews from Mannerim and Wallington were quickly called to the scene just before 9.30pm. When they arrived they found a

curtain well alight and in danger of spreading to the walls and roof but their prompt action quickly had the situation under control. The cause is believed to have been faulty electrics in an Exit sign. The current building was constructed by local residents after the ‘80s fire virtually destroyed the old timber building.

VOICE reporter Alan Barber will be holding a public surgery at the Olive Pit cafe in Ocean Grove town centre on Monday May 25. The 10am to 1pm surgery is a chance for readers to drop in and meet their reporter and share their opinions about our newspaper and website. It is also a chance for anyone to come and tell us about an idea for a story they would like us to follow up. We take people’s feedback very seriously and ideas brought up are likely to make the paper.

It’s a win for the Grove OCEAN Grove Memorial Ground clubrooms are finally getting some desperately needed funding for a makeover – but not at the expense of a dream move to Shell Road. A sum of $250,000 has been earmarked in the latest City of Greater Geelong budget to enable the rooms and kitchen which are shared by Ocean Grove’s football, netball and cricket clubs to be given a much needed revamp. However a further $60,000 has been allocated for a $60,000 audit of all the Grove’s sports facilities to ensure the town is armed to bid for state and federal funding for the Shell Road project next year. Local sports clubs have been working together in a bid to finally realize a 30-odd year plan to create a sports precinct at the Shell Road site. Collendina Sports Club and the Leigh Norquay Rooms will

Ocean Grove’s shared football, netball and cricket clubrooms are getting a quarter of a million dollars for a revamp after the City budget.

Clubrooms $250k also get $35,000 in funding to help it complete extensions that will give it and umpires decent changing and shower facilities. Arts are a winner too – scoring $20,000 in funding for a sound shell at Ocean Grove Park and $10,000 towards funding the Carols in the Park event.

Collendina sports $35k

The popular Spudfest youth music festival at the Potato Shed will also get an increase in funding from $20,000 to $25,000. Regarding Memorial Reserve local councilor Jan Farrell said: “Whatever happens at Shell Road, we will still need to

upgrade that facility (the Memorial Reserve),” said local councilor Jan Farrell. She said that they would also hope to provide a further $250,000 for the Memorial Reserve next year. In the longer term the site is earmarked to be a junior sports ground.

Sound Shell $20k, Carols $10k Italian Cuisine

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quick news Fire calls

Grove offers a welcome home... MOST newcomers would agree Ocean Grove is a very welcoming and friendly town to move to. That welcome is getting even bigger, thanks to an initiative to revamp and reintroduce welcome packs for new arrivals.

The welcome packs have been put together at Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre and contain everything recent residents would need. Announcing the launch during Neighbourhood House Week, centre coordinator Nicki Dunne said that initially 100 had been produced and they would expect

to distribute about 20 per month, mainly through real estate agents as the centre itself. Part of the cost was met by the City of Greater Geelong discretionary fund. The packs include a community and business directory that has been painstakingly updated by Gordon Institute of TAFE student Rhyll Montgomery, fliers on the swimming pool, the neighbourhood centre, medical services, voting, the Rail Trail and a copy of the local newspaper. The organizers are also looking for other ideas for items to include in the packs. Among those invited to the

launch were recent arrivals Ken and Claire Wilkins. The couple moved down from Ballarat in January. “It’s great to be able to find something and go somewhere, it’s a point of reference,” said Ken. “It’s different (easier) for me because I work but my wife is at home.” Coralie Taylor moved down from Mildura at the end of March. She said it was always difficult to find things for the mid-agers (not teens and not pensioners) to do, as well as locating a doctor or dentist. Also attending the launch were representatives from businesses that support the Neighbourhood Centre.

Two pole crashes

The scene of the accident on Saturday May 9.

EMERGENCY services dealt with two car crashes involving poles less than 200m apart last week. The first was on Saturday morning when two cars were involved in a collision in slippery conditions on the bend that links the Parade and Tuckfield Street. The second on Monday was a three vehicle accident on the corner of Powell and Tuckfield streets. No one was seriously hurt in the accidents.

OCEAN Grove firefighters have been called out to six incidents between May 1 and 12. Those incidents included an arching power supply in the Terrace, a false alarm in Tareeda Way, a flamable liquid spill in Eggleston, a washaway at the accident in the Parade and dealing with the accident in Powell Street (both below) and a false alarm in Minerva Close.

Bridge works WORKS on the Brumby Government’s $40 million Barwon Heads Bridge reconstruction will start this month following the appointment of McConnell Dowell Construction to the project. The reconstruction, expected to be completed by the end of 2010. A new architecturally designed pedestrian bridge will be built alongside the reconstructed road bridge and will include a fishing platform The reconstruction will also incorporate a boardwalk on the eastern side and a pedestrian area on the western side linking the pedestrian bridge with cycling and walking networks. The first stage of construction will include the new pedestrian bridge and the reconstruction of the downstream half of the timber road bridge. VicRoads has pledged to keep the community informed and involved in the project with regular updates.

Garage sale WALLINGTON CFA is holding its annual garage sale on Saturday May 30 from 8am. The garage sale is the brigade’s major fundraiser. Wallington CFA is on based on the Bellarine Highway between Grubb and Wallington roads.

Learn bowls OCEAN Grove Bowling Club is offering free coaching at learn to play bowls sessions every Wednesday from 10am to 12noon. For more details see page 23 or contact 52551540.













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Target back on track AFTER more than 320 days of inaction Target contractors have hit the ground running after Easter and are now well on track for a November finish. Site manager Trevor Merrett said the only thing that can get in their way now was the weather. In one half day a fortnight ago 45 truck loads of cement were poured and last week contractors worked quickly to install a new electricity sub-station block. With the sub-station in place and the overhead power lines along that stretch of Presidents Avenue removed the contractors will then go about building the facia of the new shopping centre – Ocean Plaza.

Local Shane Eagles prepares the steel work for the first concrete pour.

Putting a lid on it: With the first concrete set, contractors have been able to complete the new electricity sub-station.

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Speed dating hits the Grove SUPERMARKETS may be becoming a good singles meeting place, but the local watering hole is still a great place for singles to meet their “Mr/Ms Right”, says Zebra Bar & Bistro owner Caron Zillwood. Ms Zillwood says she knows of at least three couples who met at the Zebra Bar. And she has taken up the challenge to help other singles by introducing speed-dating Zebra style. “Our decision to actually start speed-dating was inspired by the recent Voice article”, says Ms Zillwood. “Locals often tell me how hard it is to meet other singles. I encourage them to come up to Zebra for nights like Karaoke where they can be part of the fun. When I suggest speed-dating a lot of people say they would definitely give it a go.” Every Monday night from 8pm to 11pm, Zebra Bar will host singles from Ocean Grove, the wider Bellarine Peninsula and greater Geelong, giving them a fun way to meet, greet and chat to up to 12 singles in one night. Speed-dating is quick and simple. Each single has a series of six minute “speed dates” over the course of the evening. After each “date” singles give a simple “yes” or “no” on their scorecard and if two singles say “yes” to each other, Ms Zillwood will email addresses the next day.

The pub, the gym or...the supermarket?

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Where to for singles’ soirees - Coles or Safeway?

Shopping for romance WITH no cinema or theatre the chances of a romantic encounter are most likely to happen at work or one of the Ocean Grove’s bars or cafes. Or are they? The word on the street is some singles are opting for a slightly different place to rendevoux – such as the supermarket. Supermarket singles nights are popular in some other parts of the world but they’re certainly not official in Ocean Grove, at least yet. The question then begs itself – Coles or

Safeway? Or is it IGA across the bridge? Neither Coles nor Safeway were able to comment on the trend when contacted by the Voice. But Parisians for example have singles shopping nights at their chic food and wine retailer Lafayette Gourmet. The events called ‘nocturnes’ were formalized after staff noticed how many high earners were swarming on the store in search of readymade meals. Local celebrant Philip Christian says he can’t

think of any couples he has presided over who meet in the supermarket but he’s sure a few met up in the supermarket having already been introduced at a pub or club. Another alternative is the gym. Ocean View Health Club’s Mark Rapa says that at least two couples were married as a result of meeting between weights. Is it Coles or Safeway? Where do singles meet in Ocean Grove? Contact: news@

Where to for singles soires? The last edition of the Voice featured an article on supermarket rendevous.

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Ms Zillwood stresses she isn’t playing April March a “matchmaker” or providing a “dating Collendina 64.2 37.3 agency”. Esplanade N/A N/A “We won’tFirescreen singles for Station (Shell Rd) 48.8 their interests. N/A We simplyOldprovide a venue for the singles Ocean Grove 58.5 N/A to get the opportunity to meet in a fun, safe environment. The rest is over to them. Speed dating supporters believe most people quickly decide if they are romantically compatible.” However, Ms Zillwood says age will be a

factor2009 when finalizing bookings. so far Up to April 2008 For 106.5 singles worried about clamming up, 74.7 Ms Zillwood hasN/Aprepared a list of starter N/A questions that includes: 81.4 N/A * Where would75.75 you go for your dream 98.5 holiday? * What would you do with a million dollars? * What music do you listen to?” Zebra-style speed-dating starts on Monday May 25. The $20 fee covers two wines or beers and nibbles.

Our beach is officially clean and friendly OCEAN Grove beach is a finalist in the Victorian Clean Beaches Awards. The Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria (KABV) panel said of Ocean Grove beach: “Thanks to the fantastic efforts of the Barwon Coast Committee of Management in improving access to the beach and addressing the issue of rubbish collection, Ocean Grove Beach has been selected as a finalist in the

‘Friendly Beach’ and ‘Zero Waste’ divisions. The Beach will now be entered in the overall awards to be held at Melbourne’s RACV Club on May 29, 2009. The Clean Beaches Awards provide an opportunity to recognize, support and celebrate the very best of Victorian beaches, whether they are bay, coastal or even along an inland river.

“There is much more to the awards than just a clean beach, we look for visitor friendliness, youth activities, resource conservation and waste management, innovation, litter prevention, local government leadership, fauna and flora protection and community spirit,” said Gayle Seddon, acting CEO of KABV.

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A change room for the better

It may come as some surprise for some people to know but a town that prides itself on sport for all and has a deserved reputation as an arts and music hub is lacking some of the most basic amenities. Sports clubs with no changing rooms and showers, artists and musicians that have to rely on kindly restaurant and cafe owners to perform and exhibit. The latest budget and whisperings from State and Federal quarters seem to indicate these issues are finally getting a hearing. Not a moment too soon.

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New era for park. Next comes the club An artist’s impression of how the new extension will look.

LOCALS won’t have missed the fact that Ocean Grove Bowling Club’s caravan park has recently been levelled. The work is all part of a wider plan by the Club to build a more sustainable business model, general manager Michael Lewis has told the Voice. The previous 43-site park will be replaced by 40 pre-sold modern cabins that will begin arriving late in August. In parallel the Bowling Club has just had word that it has secured planning permission to extend the clubhouse by about another 25 per cent in terms of floor space. The new section will provide a 200 seat bistro, a coffee shop, new bars, each with its own themed decor, a dedicated members lounge, a bigger lobby and - fitting in with the drive to become even more community orientated - an extensive children’s area. The plan is also to flip the gaming and sports rooms around so that guests don’t have to take what Michael describes as the ‘walk of shame’ where everyone has to walk through the gaming room to get to anywhere else in the venue. Overall the plans are radical and according to Michael, are about building an even better

facility for club members and the wider community. “The board shares the vision, the concept of the community club. Growing every business unit and making sure they’re all sustainable all add to the directions of the club and ultimately lead to better facilities for the members and improve and enhance the image of bowls. That’s what it’s about. “I have a real passion for community and a real belief that a club like Club Grove has an obligation to give back and to help build community. It’s a passion of mine I’ve had for a long, long time having led other community clubs. “The opportunity for us is to actually be successful which can then help the community be successful. The more successful we are the more we can put back into the community.” In addition due to some reclaim of the old caravan park, the club will also gain an additional 18 parking spaces. Extending the parking, will end up with about 18 more spaces than there are now. The Club, which this year won the Bowling Club of the Year Award has been widely praised for the community initiatives it has undertaken. However, Michael refuses to

be complacent. “Like I said at the AGM, we can sit back now and say aren’t we fantastic and haven’t we achieved a lot and do nothing more or we can say we’ve got a lot more to achieve. How do we know we’ve got a lot more to achieve? Because people are telling us, you’re good, but you’re not great. You’ve got to listen to that, take it on board and do something about it. “(It is) a customer focused model. The first thing we’ve got to do is we have to improve things for the customer.” Organisationally the Club have also made improvements, including drawing up a charter, a members codes of conduct, a new organisational structure, succession planning and the adoption of more permanent part-time instead of casual staff. “Organisationally we are building a whole raft of things that are going to make this club successful as well and that also includes building strong links with local businesses,” he said. Meanwhile, although the Club is instructing architects to go to full drawings for the extension, the Club will wait until the outcome of the 2012 Gaming Bidding process which occurs in about March/April next year before going any further.

Michael Lewis: Voted bowls club Manager of the Year.

CLUB Grove general manager Michael Lewis has been nominated the Club Manager’s Association Victorian bowling club manager of the year award. The award is a joint CMA and Royal Victorian Bowls Association (RVBA) award. These awards you are nominated by staff and club boards and are subject to peer review. “They’re nice to win,’ said Michael, “They’re important for the club, although I don’t need personal accolades. “I’ve got a number of awards for training and hospitality but I think this has probably meant more to me, coming back to the smaller organisation, working in your own community and being recognised by your staff is pretty important to me. “What I was really proud of was when they read out the nomination which is put together by the staff and board not by me. It really talked about my belief in empowering people and supporting people to do the best they can. That’s what’s led to this club being successful, it was really empowering a team of really talented people. “


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Leading role OCEAN Grove student and part time fiery Sara Goette recently earned a place and successfully completed a highly respected Rotary RYLA leadership course. Sarah who is in her final year studying criminology at Deakin’s Waurn Ponds University was nominated by the Rotary Club of Ocean Grove as a potential participant in RYLA because in her interview she “was seen to display initiative, was very articulate and exhibited strong leadership skills,” explained Judy Greer. “This was exemplified by her volunteer work with the Ocean Grove CFA and in particular in her recent participation in teams directly involved in fighting the February bushfires. “Her current studies towards a Bachelor of Criminology at Deakin University also indicated that she had some plans and goals for her future. “Sarah also has a part time job and participates in a number of sports which indicated an ability to organise her time effectively. “The skills she displayed at the local Rotary Club level carried her through at Rotary District level where her nomination to be part of the April 2009 RYLA program was received and accepted.” Sarah has been a volunteer with Ocean Grove CFA for two and a half years, most of the time in which she has been studying. This week she is sitting her police entrance exam. She said that her experience with the local CFA had been invaluable. “I really love the CFA. If I wasn’t going to be a police officer I would love to be a firefighter. It’s just a passion and I’ve made so many new friends. They’ve become like my second family. “I’ve always liked getting involved in different things with the CFA as much as possible, like courses. I’ve got a chain saw course coming up and I’m doing food handling and low voltage fuse removal and stuff like that. All this stuff comes up and I just put my hand up.” Sarah said the RYLA course was a great experience. “I didn’t know what to expect, which was probably a good thing. “There were lots of these sessions and classes and they really looked deep down into your heart and made you bring out your feelings and talk about your experiences of life and stuff. That was really hard because a lot of people have had obviously tough pasts so when they were talking about it they got very emotional. Stuff like that really makes you look at yourself and your life and how you are

Youth Award: Sarah Goette.

feeling and the fact that our lives are so busy at the moment that we just don’t have time for ourselves and to look at ourselves and be connected with ourselves. It was really good because we had time to do that, we were able to talk about our feelings about certain situations and things. “I didn’t really have a connection with it because I (already) like talking and expressing my feeling to my friends but there were little things like if someone gives you a compliment and says ‘oh you look really pretty today’ and I say ‘oh no I don’t’, instead of saying that I say ‘thank you’. “I brought that back with me instead of putting myself down. It’s made me feel really good about myself. Just little things like that.” The camp lasted six days and also included goal setting. As well as working part time at Coles, Sarah has also been assisting Geelong Police in

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Office open hours – Monday to Thursday 9am to 8pm and Friday 9am to 2pm FROM THE CO-ORDINATORS DESK TERM 2 classes are bubbling along, with a number of classes starting at the end of May early June. Take a look further through the article to see if there is something of interest coming up for you to try. A successful Neighbourhood House week was held within the centre, with a cuppa and cake on offer many residents popped in to have a look at their community centre. I would just like to remind community members that from time to time we may have to cancel a course. This is due to a lack of enrolments within a particular course. We, at Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre try to keep course costs to a minimum. The cost of each course just covers the costs of the facilitator when it is running at the minimum number of enrolments. If we do not reach break even point we do have to cancel a course. Our Adult Education worker, Julie, who does all of our programming tries to choose days and times for courses where we have had the most interest. Whilst we understand that is quite upsetting for people who have enrolled into a course that has been cancelled, we must adhere to this process, as we can not cover the cost of every course. I have listed below our Mission Statement and Goals to provide a better understanding to you about your centre. If you require further information or wish to discuss this policy with me further please do not hesitate to contact me.

To finish up my column I would like to remind all of our community members that OGNC is your centre and we would like to see you soon. Regards Nicki Dunne MISSION STATEMENT To provide quality community programs and services in further education, resource information and leisure/ learning activities that aim to enhance personal, family and community life that are responsive to the needs of the community, within a sustainable financial structure. IDEAL

Equal opportunity and access for all people to a wide range of programs and services that meets the needs of the community of Ocean Grove in the areas of further education, leisure/ learning and resource information that enhances personal, family and community life.


“Education and participation in the community is a life long opportunity.”


To provide a range of general and further education programs in the form of evening and day classes, short courses, and oneday workshops. To provide both funded and selffunded programs and provide courses that are responsive to community needs. To actively liaise with the community and other organisations in the Ocean Grove community regarding programs, services and community activities. To provide a venue for community groups and organisation.



Monday 18th May Introduction to Figure Drawing 7pm Monday 25th May Computers – The Very Beginning 9.30am Advanced Golf 12 noon Digital Photography 7pm Tuesday 19th May Stretch Classes 10am Tuesday 26th May Advanced Thai Cooking 6.30pm Tuesday 9th June Japanese Cooking 6.30pm Thursday 21st May Mood Support Group 10am Lino Printing 11.30am Drawing for 8-12 year olds 4.30pm Beginners Yoga 6pm Introduction to Relaxation / Meditation 7.45pm Friday 22nd May Guided Walk- Pt Addis 9am Creative Drawing 1pm Friday 5th June Guided Walk- Bells Beach 9am Saturday 23rd May Food Safety Supervisors Course 9am Canvas for Beginners 2pm Saturday 30th May Wedding Planning Workshop 10am Saturday 13th June Basic Food Safety Practices 9am

A WORKSHOP THAT SHOULDN’T BE MISSED!! Changing the Dream Symposium – June 13th 10am Are you concerned about the state of the world? Are you wondering what you can do about the future? Would you like to learn more about how your community is working to create a society for the future? Through dynamic group interactions, leading edge information and inspiring multimedia, explore the current state of our planet from a new perspective and connect with a powerful global movement to reclaim our future. For more information phone: 5255 4294 or drop in at 91 The Parade. MOOD SUPPORT GROUP The Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre mood

disorder support group was established two and a half years ago offering care and support to those in need. The centre realised there was no self help group on the Bellarine available to people with mental health problems and we now offer a mutual support and self help program once a week, Thursday from 10am to 12noon. A member of the group wrote – “ this group for depression, is extremely important to the community that services the people in the surrounding and outer area of the Bellarine Peninsula. People with depression, like myself, find it difficult to communicate with others about the way they feel. There is still a certain stigma that exists where mental health is concerned. I can come to these meeting and share my thoughts and feelings without any judgement. This group is friendly and welcoming, with a warmth and acceptance that is ongoing. Various speakers are invited and they all assist with this disease called depression. Often people can not find an outlet to verbalise their problems, and this always results in feelings building up until problems become unbearable. This group helps to break that cycle and therefore creates a feeling of well being. Since I have been attending these sessions, I have seen people improve their communication skills, and realise that there is a sense of relief, that they are not the only person out there feeling this way. These sessions provide informative and also relaxing sessions for example meditation, massage etc. What a wonderful way for people al suffering from the same problem to gather together and feel that they are being actively listened to, with


RT Edgar Bellarine offers quality service and a wealth of knowledge while covering all areas of real estate on the Bellarine.

“We deal in all levels of the market and have been well known for achieving record prices for properties,” said Bellarine Ocean

empathy and an understanding that is difficult to find elsewhere – Thank You” A member recently said “how much it has meant to her having a place to go where she could feel comfortable in the knowledge that others really knew how she feels. It makes such a difference to be understood.” Another said: “ the value of self help groups should never be underestimated they have a definite place in our communities – there should be more.” We are open to everyone and welcome those who wish to attend with warmth and understanding. Please contact the centre for further details.

NEW RESIDENTS KITS They are finally ready!!! Kaye writes “It can be bewildering moving to a new area but here is some practical help to ease into that sea change. When I moved here 2 years ago I found the new resident’s kit from the Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre invaluable as it covers local businesses, doctors dentist, bus timetables and load more information. The new and expanded kit has even more information inside and is now available from OGNC at 91 The Parade.”

Grove director Ian Friend. RT Edgar Bellarine has offices in Ocean Grove, Point Lonsdale and Barwon Heads.

Hi I’m Margie! I have been volunteering at the Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre for over 5 years – how time flies. The staff and other vollies are lovely people to work with and I find there is always something interesting going on at the centre. As well as volunteering at the reception and admin (which gives me a chance to exercise what is left of my grey matter), I have also done a few of the classes on offer. Through these classes and my volunteer work I have made some really great friends and had a load of laughs.


Don’t leave your booking to the last minute!! Bookings now open for the June/July School holiday program. For a copy of the full program and enrolment forms contact the centre or download off our web page.

DROP IN – 12 to 17 year olds – all welcome. Activities coming up for May/ June. Don’t forget camp is coming up in October, Paint Ball Skirmish in Mount Gambier. Forms available at reception at Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre. 22nd May: DVD’s Popcorn and PJ’s 29th May : Excursion – Go Karting 5th June: Drumming workshop 12th June: Excursion – Ten Pin Bowling 26th June: Excursion – Shopping trip to Chady

Mr Friend believes these offices, along with the RT Edgar offices throughout Victoria, allows them to cater for a large market.

BORN and bred in Bell Park and leaving Geelong for La Trobe University, Melbourne as a teenager, I studied zoology and followed this up with a teaching qualification. I was working in the old technical school system in Watsonia when I saw an advert in the paper for persons interested in training as Paramedics. I thought this sounded pretty interesting and so after almost 21 years, the first 10 in metropolitan Melbourne, I find myself as an ‘ Ambo ‘ working from the relatively new Ocean Grove station. Living somewhere on the coast

day in the life - vince lupino Ocean Grove Voice, May 20-June 2, 2009 - Page 11

was always on my wish list and Ocean Grove ticked many boxes. In fact, I love the uniqueness of the region, I mean where else can one experience your child’s school cross country carnival run at low tide on the beach, the friendly rivalry between two towns separated by “ that bridge”, a fascinating Saturday morning running group made up from talented and supportive individuals (Go Keith!) and a junior basketball team I coach called ‘The Harmless Grovetrotters’ – the list is actually endless. As the region is growing, so too are the services required of

Paramedics. Paramedics working on the Bellarine Peninsula and throughout the region are highly skilled individuals often working under significantly stressful and difficult situations. Both members of each crew tend to patients whether the situation be a trauma, cardiac or other medical case. My role, as Clinical Specialist, is to support both student and qualified Paramedics with training. Continual clinical education of our staff occurs throughout the year. As well as attending incidents after they occur, Ambulance Victoria Paramedics are keen to

promote healthy and accident prevention messages. For instance, we attend a significant number of falls in the home. Removing trip hazards such as rugs and fixing uneven paving could reduce the risk of a fall and subsequent serious injury. Also, simply wearing a helmet at the skate park or when riding a bike could reduce the chance of a serious head injury. I consider myself pretty fortunate living and working here in Ocean Grove and just as lucky to be able to watch some football and support “the greatest team of all….!”

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A general exemption will apply in the greater Geelong region from Sunday, April 5, 2009 to Sunday, October 4, 2009. You can use one hand-held hose during your designated watering time to water residential garden beds and trees. OR‌ You can top up existing swimming pools and spas using one hand-held hose during your designated watering time, provided you have an approved Water Conservation Plan which includes a pool blanket. You can water new, drought-tolerant turf for three weeks from the date of installation using a hand-held hose in accordance with an approved Water Conservation Plan. All hand-held hoses must be fitted with a trigger nozzle. Only one hose allowed per property.

Watering is permitted for ONE HOUR ONLY during 5PM to 7PM Monday


Tuesday Wednesday

Even numbered* properties can water Odd numbered properties can water

Thursday Friday


Saturday Sunday

Even numbered* properties can water Odd numbered properties can water

*Properties without a number are considered an even numbered property.

Other bans under Stage 4 water restrictions remain - refer to Stage 4 water restrictions brochure. For further information about water restrictions, exemptions and Water Conservation Plans call 1300 656 007 or visit

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Mouth to mountain

Hundreds braved a drizzly cold morning to see off canoeists as they headed up the Barwon Estuary as part of the Mouth to Mountain relay to the You Yangs.

Grovers get involved in the Big Day Out OCEAN Grove ANZ’s Jan Gilmore and Cecilia Hellier joined Grubber Kelly Williams (of the Sports Development section of the Gordon) when BAC Links (Business and Community Links) held its Big Day Out event at Corio Leisure Centre recently. The Grove trio are pictured with Grant Rossak.

OCEAN Grove Barwon Heads Lions provided a hearty start for early risers at the Mouth to Mountain event at Barwon Heads.

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Business links with surf lifesaving club

LAST week’s business breakfast at the Dunes was used as an opportunity to celebrate the fundraising achievements of the annual Shopping Frenzy. The Frenzy has helped purchase much needed equipment for Ocean Grove Surf Lifesaving Club, thanks to support from local businesses. Some of the equipment was on show at the breakfast. Guests at the breakfast also heard from Peter Rankin, president of the 600-strong surf lifesaving club on how vital it was that members have access to cutting edge equipment. Club member Peter Rankin and club captain Matthew Burke also spoke about the education side of the club which is now in its 60th year and how it assists in encouraging volunteerism and leadership skills as well as running programs like the Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Program (CALD program). The Bellarine Business Network Breakfast was organised by Ocean Grove Business Association.

Philip Christian of Bellarine Memories with Leanne Fox and Lyn Irwin of Surfside Conveyancing.

Helen Butteriss of WHK with Chris Lenaghan and Cathie Kerr-Nelson of the Bendigo Bank.

Cathy Stahl of Ocean Grove Newsagency, Peter McDonald of Maleline Menswear and Peter Edwards of Edwards Management and Consulting.

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you Loise Bartle of Website Concepts, Majella O’Connor of Ocean Eyes Optometrists and Chris Carnaby of West Coast Embroidery.

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Celtic bound

LOCAL band Out-cold is on the bill for next month’s Celtic Festival in Portarlington. Out-cold are a four-piece Celtic punk folk rock band that hail mainly from Ocean Grove and the Bellarine. The band, consisting of Pat McNamara (Lead Vocals), Jack Moloney (Bass), Kielan McAlinden (Guitar) and Rob McKelvie jnr (drums), made their impact on the Geelong music scene quickly. They have picked up a strong following through their exhilarating live performances and their luck for picking up support spots for such acts such as The Go Set, Carus &

the True Believers. The National Celtic Festival is on in Portarlington on the long-weekend, June 5-8. It’s the seventh year Portarlington has played host to Australia’s premier Celtic event More details Out-cold at: www. This year’s international acts include legendary front man Derek Warfield with his new band The Young Wolfe Tones; hot young Irish group Gráda, fresh from touring the world with their groovy take on traditional music; and from the musical family that produced Christy Moore and Luka Bloom, soloist Gavin Moore. Tickets are on sale now at www. or phone on (03) 5225 1200.

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Neil Murray plays to sell out Chicken Shop

A tale with a bridge, a beach and a lighthouse

Author Sally Learey with one of her daughters Caitlin, 11, and Lachlan, 9, at Ocean Grove Beach.

OCEAN Grove Beach, the Bridge and Point Lonsdale Lighthouse all feature in a new illustrated children’s book by Sally Learey. Sally, who is also a teacher, lives in Geelong with her husband David and three children and spends a fair bit of time visiting her parents in Ocean Grove. The new book, Corio Bay Kingdom, is Sally’s fourth. Two of her previous books were about food allergies based on her own family. Another called Louttit Bay Treasure is about Lorne. Corio Bay Kingdom is a story about a family who move to Geelong to live. They spend their time exploring and experiencing all the wonderful things on offer in Geelong and surrounds. The boy in the story does not barrack for Geelong and does not want to move to Geelong. (he barracks for Collingwood actually!!)

However over time, the pull of culture and community overtakes him and he changes teams. This story is based on Sally’s son, Lachlan, as well as her own experiences of Geelong and surrounds, as she was born and educated in Melbourne. During the story, the family take a day trip around the Bellarine Peninsula and on their way back to Geelong, they stop at Ocean Grove to play on the beach. Angus and Zara create a giant sandcastle of the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse! They then drive over the bridge to Barwon Heads where they again play on the beach. This time, Angus and Zara write their names in the sand with shells and seaweed they have collected along the shoreline. Corio Bay Kingdom is available at Ocean Grove Newsagency and Book Grove.

Host Families Needed Invite a French student to stay with you Nacel Australia invites your family to host a French exchange student. The student, aged between 15 and 17 years, becomes a member of your family for between 4 & 9 weeks. This is an ideal opportunity for Australian families to learn more about another country and culture, particularly if your children are now studying a language. From this wonderful hosting experience, lasting friendships are formed. Programs commence between June & September Students have been accepted to study at Bellarine Secondary College. For further Information, please contact: Nacel Coordinator Philippa Betros 9748 0265 or 0408 075 775

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what’s ON

Friday May 22 8pm: Piping Hot Chicken Shop – Suzannah Espy and the Last Word. $10 Saturday May 23 7.30 – 11.30: Club Grove – Live music with Terry Broun Jnr Sunday May 24 12.45pm: Canoe or kayak up the Barwon Estuary. Details with picture right. Monday May 25 1.30pm: Canoe or kayak up the Barwon Estuary. Details with picture right. Tuesday May 26 10am-11.30am: Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea at the Purple Duck, Crn Homestead Ave and Bellarine Highway, Wallington. All profits donated to the Cancer Council. 2.30pm: Canoe or kayak up the Barwon Estuary. Details with picture right. Wednesday May 27 10am-11.30am: The Seachange Quilters will be holding a Biggest Morning Tea at Barwon Heads Senior Citizens Centre in Clifford Parade. Entry is $5. Also features a raffle and a trading table. Friday May 29 8pm: Piping Hot Chicken Shop – Sarah Carroll. $10 Saturday May 30 8am: Garage sale at Wallington Fire Brigade, Bellarine Highway. This is the brigade’s major fundraiser. 2.10pm: Ocean Grove v Torquay at the Memorial Ground, The Avenue. 7.30–11.30: Club Grove – Live music with Matt Orchard Thursday June 4 6pm: Ocean Grove Business Association meeting, at Club Grove. Friday June 5 Open Mic Music Festival – Bar Deli, Necta Bar, Piping Hot Chicken Shop and Zebra Bar. 7pm: Piping Hot Chicken Shop – The Bellarine Secondary College year 12 VET class will perform as part of their assessment. There will be a $5 entry charge to support the school’s music program. National Celtic Festival at Portarlington, details Saturday June 6 Open Mic Music Festival – Bar Deli, Necta Bar, Piping Hot Chicken Shop and Zebra Bar. National Celtic Festival at Portarlington, details 7.30–11.30: Club Grove – Live music with Element

Paddle up DURING Easter there were king tides that flooded a lot of the wetlands of the Barwon Estuary up into Lake Connewarre. Voice readers will recall the report on the small group who took advantage of these conditions on Easter Sunday to explore the mangrove-lined creek beside the golf club. There are several more days coming up in May when the tides are suitable again and if the correct departure time is chosen it allows us to travel upstream on the incoming tide, explore the wetlands over 2 hours and return with the tidal flow. Some good times to depart the Ocean Grove Boat Ramp are; Sunday 24th May – 12:45 start; Monday 25th May – 1:30 start; Tuesday 26th May – 2:30 start If the weather permits it may be possible for the fit and adventurous to circumnavigate Pacey’s Island (about a 10km

Sunday June 7 Open Mic Music Festival – Bar Deli, Necta Bar, Piping Hot Chicken Shop and Zebra Bar. National Celtic Festival at Portarlington, details Monday June 8 Open Mic Music Festival – Bar Deli, Necta Bar, Piping Hot Chicken Shop and Zebra Bar. 8pm: Piping Hot Chicken Shop - Chris Wilson headline act of the open mic weekend. $10 National Celtic Festival at Portarlington, details Saturday June 13 7am: Stand Up Paddle surfing event, Ocean Grove Main Beach. 7.30–11.30: Club Grove – Live music with In Between 8pm: Piping Hot Chicken Shop – Live music with Nigel Wearne, who releases his new CD supported by Jordie Lane from the Fireside Bellows and Sarah Carroll. Saturday June 20 7.30–11.30: Club Grove – Live music with Brendan Britt

paddle with a port around a low bridge) and return via the Barwon River and Sheepwash. If there is enough interest in the Sunday time slot, and the weather is suitable, I may be able to arrange with the Marine Discovery Centre for several 2 or 3 person canoes to be available for hire at $30 per craft. PFDs and paddles would be included Please call or send me an email if you would like to book a canoe. We will assemble at the Ocean Grove boat ramp (Guthridge St) 15 minutes before the departure times above. Anyone with their own kayak, surf ski or canoe is welcome to tag along. Noel Emselle | President The Friends of the Marine Discovery Centre Inc m: 0411 755 743 e:

Friday June 26 8pm: Piping Hot Chicken Shop – Live music with The Junes. $10 Saturday June 27 7.30–11.30: Club Grove – Live music with Babba. Abba tribute band, includes 2 course meal. 9pm: Zebra Bar - Masquerade Party Mondays 6.30pm: Bar Deli – Open Mic night, combined with Curry night. 7 pm–8.30pm: 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 - from 25th May Speed-dating $20pp Bookings zebra@ Tuesdays 7.45–10pm: 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, buy one meal get one free

Wednesdays 1 pm–3pm: Line Dancing at the Ocean Grove Senior Citizens Hall, 101 The Terrace. Elaine 0413 690 597 Barwon Heads Hotel - $16 steak night Thursdays Barwon Heads Hotel - $13 parmi night 9pm: Barwon Heads Hotel – karaoke Fridays Barwon Heads Hotel – Pub poker, free to play. Happy hour 5-6pm in the public bar 9pm: Zebra Bar - from 12th June - Open Mic. Bookings Saturdays 11am: Beach Babe Beads - Jewellery making (and Thursdays) 9pm: Zebra Bar - 1st Saturday of month Karaoke 9pm: Zebra Bar - Last Saturday of month Kiwi Night Sundays 2.30–5.30pm: Bar Deli – Live music with Jon Willard 1pm–3pm: Barwon Heads Hotel - Free kids entertainment

Fun and friendship on the cards

clubs and associations

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The Winter Card Girls have been meeting for more than 20 years. The membership may have changed a little but the friendly afternoon games haven’t lost their popularity. The group usually attracts between 12 and 14 players for the Thursday 1pm to 4pm socials. The girls play 500 and all members of Club Grove are welcome to join.

Teens’ Stuff OCEAN Grove teenagers have got their hands on a handy little info flier that has been packed with a great list of just in case help and emergency contacts. The free flier called STUFF IT - in your wallet, is about the size of a business card that folds out, and lists health centres, adolencent help agencies, accommodation, entertainments, legal and useful websites. It has been produced by Barwon Adolescent Task Force (Batforce) and was designed by Bellarine and Gordon TAFE art students. It also entitles the bearer to a few discounts. The fliers are available free from the Neighbourhood Centre in the Parade.

Pictured left are teenagers with the at the Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre Friday drop in.

Clubs meet Mondays

First and Third Tuesday of every month

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.

Ocean Grove Barwon Heads Lions Club, 7pm Moorfield Park, Grubb Road.

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. Contact 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.

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.

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.


Uniting Church Outreach Coffee Morning, 10.30am, Hibiscus Cafe.

Fourth Friday of every month 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 common garden snail has reemerged in Ocean Grove gardens with the recent rains.

At a snail’s place

Watching you I REALLY enjoyed the article in the ‘Voice’ May 6-19th issue on the yellow tailed black cockatoos. I was out walking along Eccles Rd a few weeks ago and come upon a group of them having a lovely time, socialising and feeding. The serious looking fellow in the pine tree appeared to be standing as a sentinel for the others and kept a watchful eye on me, while the rest of the crew munched away and looked to be having a lovely time. Alex Bradley

I WAS worried over the past few weeks as I hadn’t seen any snails in the garden for months even though it had recently rained. Fortunately I spotted a few over the weekend, so I am happy now! There are over 1000 species of native Australian snails and slugs in Australia. The common garden snail is an introduced species of snail, and has existed in this part of the world for over 100 years. It is thought that the snails came over the seas from Europe attached to packing boxes, crates, or on potted plants. Some snails were deliberately imported for breeding, to eat as a delicacy (known as escargot). Snails prefer living in a moist environment, and hide under rocks and logs The Common Garden Snail has multiplied so profusely in Australia that it is considered a pest. However the snail is a fantastic and interesting creature. Snails belong to the family ‘mollusca’ which also includes undersea creatures such as mussels and clams. Snails are also terrestrial invertebrates (air breathing animals that live on the ground and don’t have a back bone).

Snails belong to the sub group ‘gastropod’. Adult snails have a hard but thin shell that is approximately 40 mm in diameter. The shell has brown and yellow patterns on it. When the weather is cold or very hot and dry, snails withdraw into their shells and form a membrane across the opening, known as an epiphragm. This helps the snail retain moisture when it is hibernating inside the shell. When the snail is active the head and foot emerge from the shell. Native snails have two tentacles on the head, but introduced snails have four. The two upper tentacles are eye structures, and the two lower tentacles aid with touch and smell. The tentacles can be withdrawn into the head. The mouth is located under the tentacles, and contained within the mouth is a structure called the chinitous radula which is an anatomical structure like a toothed ribbon used for scraping and cutting food. When the snail moves it produces a mucousy secretion which allows it to negotiate many different environments (they can move upside down, and climb on sharp stems).

Snails can move on the sharp end of a razor without cutting itself due to the mucous as it reduces surface friction. Snails are mostly herbivores and feed on plant matter (as keen gardeners are well aware) but some do eat other snails! Snails are also hermaphrodites and have female and male reproductive organs, so they can mate with another snail or self fertilize eggs (talk about safe sex practices!). They lay about 80 eggs at one time in the dirt, and can reproduce up to six times per year, which means that there are often many eggs in the garden at any one time. Young snails take two years to reach maturity, and their shell is a lot thinner than adult shells, which means that the young are much more susceptible to being squashed! Snails are very slow moving, and their top speed is 1.3cms per second, therefore being squashed is a common occurrence for the common garden snail. Snails are also tasty food for birds, frogs, lizards, small mammals, centipedes and other insects. By Jenny Carr


Yoga on a high Kyo Yoga evolved as the philanthropic mission of “Kyo” – arguably Ocean Grove and the world’’ most interesting and unusual warehouse (that is open to the public). Louise, owner of Kyo, has left her family to run the core business and evolved her passion for yoga and well-being into a unique business that is run for the benefit of her clients and animals in need. All profits from the Yoga business are donated to registered animal charities. Kyo Yoga has a small 9 client studio perched on top of her house, enjoying uninterrupted ocean views, fresh air off the Bass Strait and the music of the pounding surf. All mats, blankets and props are provided. All you have to do is arrive! Louise, who was for many years a Primary and Pre-School teacher in local schools and in the past decade a counsellor and healer, is now a teacher of Yoga to adults and children. This passion, combined with a mission to help disadvantaged, defenceless animals as witnessed in the recent bushfire scenarios, has led Louise to create a unique caring environment that supports clients to attain yoga inspired health, fitness and stress relief. Yoga and Relaxation/Stress Relief classes are taught by Louise and other trained and talented teachers. Louise’s website is

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Kyo Yoga’s Louise Carew with students Melitta, Cathy, Dee and a view.

New start at Aus Box

Buck Jones, Simon Wellard, Matt Tyrell and Jason King at Aus Box Fitness and Training.

AUS Box fitness and training is a fitness centre that provides personal, boxing and cardio training at the old Boat Shed, Collendina. It also has a fully equipped weights area, boxing ring and bags, plus cardio equipment. The gym has been running for a few years and Matthew Tyrell and Simon Wellard have recently

taken it over from its previous owner. Kade Norquay is managing the gym, while Jason King is responsible for personal training “The opportunity arose to open a gym in our home town and provide a place for fitness and training for all ages male and female,” said Simon. “The majority of people are

from Ocean Grove, but we are trying to expand into other surrounding towns. “So far the business is going well and we have received great feedback from people coming through, and members are slowly growing. “We’d like to broaden our horizons with newer and updated cardio equipment.

“At some stage when the business is up and running we would like to give something back to our community.” Away from the business Simon is self employed as a landscape gardener and Matthew is an electrician. Outside of work Matthew is involved as coach for the Ocean Grove Under 18 football team.

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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

5255 3312

Art Galleries Audio Equipment and Repairs Bellarine Audio

5256 3732

Ocean Grove Automotive (RACV) Drysdale Car Detailing

5255 1050 5251 1610

Baby and Child 5255 4095 5255 2943

Banks 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

Delicatessen 5255 1511

Dentists Dressmaking 5256 1633

5255 1540


0416 165855 0412 518 400 0404 022952 0405 399245

5255 5922

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ocean grove sport

Take the chance and learn to play lawn bowls

Bridge Club results

Ocen Grove hosts Victorian IRB round 4

OCEAN Grove Bowling Club is offering free bowling coaching every Wednesday from 10am to 12noon. No experience necessary. No Bookings required. Bowls Provided. Wear flat soled shoes. If you are interested and can’t make it on Wednesday mornings, phone our coach Peter at the club on 5255 1540 during business hours and we will make a more suitable time. All coaching at the Grove is free, you can try it a few times and if you’re still keen, simply join the Club and we guarantee you’ll enjoy your new life as a bowler. Following an extremely successful season at the Grove, many of the bowling fraternity are having a winter break and heading off to warmer climates for the winter. Those of us that are staying are looking at ways of improving and making next season an even better one. We play bowls all year round at Ocean Grove with winter competitions on Saturdays and midweek. Visitors are welcome and details can be found on our website at or by phoning the club on 52551540. Where: Ocean Grove Bowling Club, 18 The Terrace, Ocean Grove

Surf Lifesaving Club A Special General Meeting of the OGSLSC has been called for May 31 at 11am to vote on changes to the current Constitution.

Results for week ending 8 May 2009 Saturday 2nd May - Howell Movement 1st: Faye Scott & Margaret Skeen 2nd: Lorraine & Mark Miller 3rd: Aileen Campbell & Ian Downing Monday 4th May - Howell Movement 1st: Pauline Baker & Heather Scott 2nd: Michael Smith & Jennifer Zikos 3rd: Kevin Crough & Marilyn McInnes Wednesday 6th May - Mitchell Movement N/S 1st: Mark Cline & Cheryl Merritt 2nd: Lorraine Vivian & Lyn Gray 3rd: Bruna Pace & Hugh Tighe E/W 1st: Rene Wolfe & Aileen Campbell 2nd: Joan Davis & Martin Keating 3rd: Lorraine & Mark Miller Friday 8th May - Mitchell Movement N/S 1st: Ron & Marg Wylie =2nd: Lorraine & Mark Miller =2nd: Faye Scott & Margaret Skeen E/W 1st: Mary Watson & Bill Rogers 2nd: Anna & Eric Miller 3rd: Aileen Campbell & Ross McDonald Results for week ending 15 May 2009 Monday 11 May - Howell Movement 1st: Ross McDonald & George Del Papa 2nd: Marilyn McInnes & Kevin Crough 3rd: Kathryn Graham & Alison George Wednesday 13 May - Mitchell Movement N/S 1st: Margaret Bradley & Faye Scott 2nd: Bruna Pace & Laurel Greenhalgh 3rd: Rene Wolfe & Peg Bannister E/W 1st: Hugh Robertshawe & Rosemary Mokhtar 2nd: Aileen Campbell & Ian Downing 3rd: Lorraine & Mark Miller Friday 15 May - Mitchell Movement N/S 1st: Lorraine & Mark Miller 2nd: Kathryn Graham & J. Morrison 3rd: Alison Feiner & Peter Burns E/W 1st: Joan Davis & Martin Keating 2nd: Anna & Eric Miller 3rd: Aileen Campbell & Maureen Turner The Ocean Grove Bridge Club Inc. meets at the Marcus Hill Hall, Cnr. Banks Road & Bellarine Highway Marcus Hill on Monday evenings, Wednesday and Friday afternoons, and at the Community House, 91 The Parade Ocean Grove on Saturday afternoons. Visitors welcome, standby player available on Monday, Wednesday & Friday. Enquiries tel. Marg Wylie 5256 2550.

Ocean Grove Badminton Club Round 1 results. St.Leonards 9 sets 318 aces defeated Drysdale 7 sets 312 aces. 9 POINTS TO 8 POINTS. Portarlington 15 sets 347 aces defeated Leopold 1 set 265 aces. 17 POINTS TO NIL POINTS. Wallington 8 sets 377 aces drew with Ocean Grove 8 sets 377 aces. 8 1/2 POINTS EACH. LADDER. Games Played Points Aces For Aces Against Percentage Team 6 - Portarlington 1 17 347 265 130.94% Team 2 - St Leonards 1 9 318 312 101.92% Team 1 - Drysdale 1 8 312 318 98.11% Team 3 - Wallington 1 8 377 377 100% Team 5 - Ocean Grove 1 8 377 377 100% Team 4 - Leopold 1 0 265 347 76.36% New Badminton Players of any age and ability are always welcome. Playing times, Tuesday 1.30-3.30pm, Wednesday 9am-12noon, Competition 7-9.30pm, Friday Junior Coaching and Competition 5-6pm: Barwon Sports Academy Development Squad with Craig Booley, 6.30-8.30pm, Sunday 6.30-8pm. Played at the Ocean Grove Badminton Hall, 123 The Avenue, Ocean Grove. Inquiries: Phone Judy 0418 552110 or Peter 52 554345. For further information please contact Michelle 0413 00 39 21.

Round 2 results. Leopold 10 sets 308 aces defeated Ocean Grove 6 sets 282 aces. 11 POINTS TO 6 POINTS. Wallington 9 sets 326 aces defeated Drysdale 9 sets 350 aces. 10 POINTS TO 7 POINTS. Portarlington 8 sets 333 aces defeated St.Leonards 8 sets 323 aces. 9 POINTS TO 8 POINTS. LADDER. Games Played Points Aces For Aces Against Percentage Team 6 - Portarlington 1 17 347 265 130.94% Team 1 - Drysdale 2 15 662 644 102.80%

Team 4 - Leopold 2 11 573 629 91.10% Team 3 - Wallington 1 10 326 350 93.14% Team 2 - St Leonards 1 9 318 312 101.92% Team 5 - Ocean Grove 1 6 282 308 91.56% New Badminton Players of any age and ability are always welcome. Playing times, Tuesday 1.30-3.30pm, Wednesday 9am-12noon, Competition 7-9.30pm, Friday Junior Coaching and Competition 5-6pm: Barwon Sports Academy Development Squad with Craig Booley, 6.308.30pm, Sunday 6.30-8pm. Played at the Ocean Grove Badminton Hall, 123 The Avenue, Ocean Grove. Inquiries: Phone Judy 0418 552110 or Peter 52 554345. BARWON SPORTS ACADEMY OCEAN GROVE DEVELOPMENT SQUAD. Ocean Grove’s top Junior Under 15 player Daniel Laney has had a very successful tournament in the Shepparton Badminton Association Junior Open Tournament, when he was runner-up in both the Under 15 boys doubles pairing with Luke Fletcher going down in the final to No.1 Victorian pair Nick Gray and Eric Vuong, Laney then paired with Isabella Hohaus who were narrowly defeated 31-30 by the No.l Victorian pair Eric Vuong and Abbey Wiltshire. Laney is coached at Ocean Grove, by former Australian No.1 player Craig Booley.

Round 3 results. St.Leonards 15 sets 371 aces defeated Wallington 2 sets 305 aces. 17 points to nil points. Portarlington 13 sets 401 aces defeated ocean grove 5 sets 334 aces. 15 points to 2 points. Leopold 10 sets 353 aces defeated Drysdale 9 sets 343 aces. 9 points to 8 points. LADDER. Games Played Points Aces For Aces Against Percentage Team 6 - Portarlington 2 32 748 599 124.87% Team 2 - St Leonards 2 26 689 617 111.67% Team 1 - Drysdale 2 15 662 644 102.80% Team 4 - Leopold 2 11 573 629 91.10% Team 3 - Wallington 2 10 631 721 87.52% Team 5 - Ocean Grove 2 8 616 709 86.88%

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surfside waves

Division 1 Waves Early League Leaders IN the GRFA men’s division 1 soccer Surfside Waves have stormed to the top of the league after the first three games of the season. The opening fixture was a tough test, away to last season’s runners up North Geelong, played in hurrendous weather conditions. Young Will Nack was almost a hero on his debut striking the post 10 minutes from time, but the hard fought battle ended all even at 0-0. In their second match the Waves successfully overcame their coastal rivals Surfcoast in a feisty derby match played at Shell Road. This time Will Nack found the back of the “onion bag” with a ferocious long range strike, with

Chris Puttyfoot also netting and the Waves running out comfortable 3-0 winners. In their third match to date the Waves really found some early season form slamming Corio Bay away 5-0 with two goals each for Stan Wangle and Trent Buckland. Local Irishman Stan is the new coach this year looking to take the team to the next level with complex tactics and impassioned speaches. There’s still a long soccer season ahead but the Waves are riding high and hoping to finally shift the balance of power away from Geelong towards the coast. * Waves suffered their first loss of the season at the weekend, going down 2-0 against Breakwater.

Mixed start for Grove’s soccer club SURFSIDE Waves Soccer Club has started the 2009 season with a mixed bag of results. Division 2 Men’s have had a rough start to the season with four losses on the trot against Bell Park, Breakwater, a thrashing by Barwon and a 5-2 loss against Geelong last weekend. With the addition of a number of under 17s and seasoned players the team hope to turn their misfortunate around next weekend against Corio Bay. Division 3 Men have had a good start to the season with two convincing wins against Lara and Deakin, a bye and a loss against Barwon Heads Red 3-0 last weekend. They hope to bounce back next week and stay at the pointy end of the competition. In the Senior Womens, Surfside started the season well after a first round draw against Barwon Heads, 2-1 win against Barwon and a 2-0 loss against Surf Coast Blue last weekend. In the under 17s Surfside Waves Blue suffered a narrow 6-5 loss against Geelong Rangers won 2-0 against Surfside Red, and won 7-1 against Lara. Surfside Blue’s Shinichi Takano and Will Nack continue to impress in both the under 17s and senior mens sides and Steve England, Alex Munro and Alex Ketchen have had solid games. For the Reds solid performances by Sean Finn who has also backed up in goals with the division 1, 2, and 3 mens sides. Red had a five-all draw against Lara Blue

last weekend. The under 16 girls have had a solid start to the season with three victories against Lara Blue 10-nil, Barwon Red 7-nil and a 7-2 win against Barwon Heads to sit tied on top of the ladder with Lara Red. The under 14 girls have also hit the ground running and sit on top of the ladder with three solid victories against Breakwater 3-2, Surf Coast Blue 3-0 and Kardinia College 3-1. In the under 13 mixed division A Surfside Red have had three convincing wins - 12nil against Bellarine Sharks, 4-nil against Surf Coast Red and 8-nil against Surfside Blue, while defending division two champions Surfside Blue suffered a 4-1 loss against Barwon, 4-nil win against Surf Coast Red and an 8-nil loss against Surfside Red. Under 12s mixed lost 6-2 to Barwon Heads in game one and thrashed Bellarine Sharks Red 12-nil and smashed Bellarine Sharks Blue 17-1 last wekend. Surfside 10 Red mixed had a solid start to the season with a 23-1 smashing of Bellarine Sharks, a two-all draw against competition favourites Bell Park, and a 5-1 loss against Bell Park Blue last weekend. Surfside Blue have suffered three losses despite strong performances against Bell Park White one-nil, Bell Park Blue 6-0, and 5-3 against Bell Park Red. Surfside Senior Mens teams’ are at home next Sunday from 1pm.

Shinichi Takano continues to impress for the division 2s and under 17s.

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Waves under 15s.

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surfside waves

Surfside division 2s line up during their game against Breakwater.



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grove junor netball

A Grade sitting pretty at half way mark

Hard work paying off IT’S hard to believe but the netball season is almost half over. It was a cold windy day at Queenscliff on Saturday but a very successful one for the netballers. The junior girls showed again how strong the teams are and all had good wins. It was the most successful day, so far in the season, for the seniors as well with three wins and a very close game in the other one to lose by only two goals. Well done to everyone. A grade: They have won three games and played a draw. They are well on their way to making the final four with only one more game for them in the first half. Stephanie Wilkens is settling into her new role as a goaler and showed on Saturday some new found skills to impress the crowd. Paula Birch was named best on court for her continued pressure and skillful intercepts at wing defense. B grade: This team has had a very up and down start to the season players wise. The girls are working very hard together. They are showing some good skills and the team work is starting to come through. Sarah Degenero played a sensational game in the defense this week, after being promoted in the last couple of weeks. Leah Cole is another of the players to be promoted to the team and is showing consistency through the centre court. Keep up the good work girls. C grade: This is another team that has changed around a lot. Some of their best players being taken up to help in B grade, and an injury to one of their goalers as well. They showed

determination on Saturday to play some of their best netball. Keep working on the team play and we will see even more progress. Lizzy Ryan has been one of the best players each week, with her athletasisum and speed in defense. Jaime Lucas has been promoted from D grade and is working well both in goals and on the wing. D grade: These girls had a big win on Saturday and were very pleased with themselves. They have been working hard to improve their skills and team play and it is paying off. Claire Burchell is one of the steady players in the team through the centre court, making good position and good choices with the ball. Katie Geerings and Jane Fairway combine well in goals and make the most of the opportunities they are given. Great game girls, keep it up. 19/U: The girls in this team are a very talented bunch of young ladies. They have had a very successful start to the season and look set to play a big role in the finals. Emily Holahan has been goaling well and Ellen Curtis has been very busy in the defensive end of the court. 17/U: This team is going along nicely Elise O’Callaghan has been terrific in defense with her never, say die attitude. Her opponent is always taller than her but she manages to make a contest every time, and can get an intercept as well. At the other end of the court Molly Murray leads well and her shooting is very accurate. Geelong 17s: The teams playing in this comp is new for the club

but it is going very well. The girls are enjoying the strong competition, and are rising to the challenge. Sally and Lucy Hood are showing their talents with strong performances each game. 15/U: These girls are a good group and are enjoying their netball. They have had a couple of tough games but continue to improve and work well together. Molly Evans has been consistent in goals with her confident leading. Alice Teague-Neeld has been one of the most reliable players and is able to play in all postitions effectively. 15/U: second division: This team is very strong team and are playing well each week. Grace Caldow is using her height to advantage while Jess Morris is her speed to lead well and win the ball. Geelong 15s: This team is also enjoying the tough competition in the Friday night games at Kardinia Park. Ally Bamford is using her speed to position well and win the ball during the games. Jesse Duckett is continuing to improve as the season progresses. Keep up the good work girls. 13/U: This team has a good mixture of talent. They have the nice and tall player in Emma Blake-Hahnel who is playing a lovely game in defense and the very quick Ellie Drayton who lacks height but has a go get it attitude. 13/U second division: This team is proving to be strong in this division. They are playing really good netball and getting the positive results .Grace Rogan is standing tall and proving to be a problem for the opposition

players. Isobel Wilkins is a quick little player who is improving each week. The coach is very happy with the way the girls try their best in any position she puts them in. Well done girls. 13/U: at Newcomb: It is tough being the only team here each week, and you are all doing a great job. Maddy Goodger and Amina King have been very consistent throughout the season so far. Geelong 13s: Good start to the season with all of the girls training hard and improving each week. Naomi Le Maistre has been working really hard and is a nice steady player. Meg Richardson is a strong player who makes good space and keeps on working. 11/U: These girls are having a good time. They listen and try to do what is asked of them by their very patient coach. Taya Payne and Keely Peatling have made a good start to the season and seem to be enjoying their netball. Well it has been a great start to the season for all teams and hopefully it will continue. Don’t forget that it is a bye for all Bellarine teams this week, 23rd May, enjoy the break and come back refreshed and ready to go. Compiled by Lorraine Birch

Important Dates

Horse Racing Night 9th June. Ladies Champagne Lunch 13th June. Golf Day 14th June. Big Bonanza Raffle 28th June. Man O Man 1st August. Family Auction Day 9th August. Senior Presentation Night 19th September.

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junior footy - collendina cobras

Young Cobras showing great skills

Rounds 3 and 4 Under10 Orange Round 3 saw a massive team effort which resulted in a terrific come from behind victory for the mighty Cobras Orange side. Spurred on by captain Sam Besaley the team combined beautifully with 2 goals to Oliver Monteeth with Wilzen Crawford and Jackson Peters chipping in too with majors. Things are looking great with the skill levels really picking up and the ball being shared around. Best Players – Owen Hollmer, Ryan Symonds, William Townson Final Scores Cobras 5.5.35 Leopold 4.6.30 Round 4 was awesome with the Orange boys playing their best footy to date. The goals started coming early with 1 from Wilzen Crawford and then Conner Harvey added 3 of his own. Oliver Monteith kept the ball movement fast, which allowed four more team mates to score majors including big man Reeed Jordan. A great game by captain Jackson “Jacko” Peters showing leadership skills all day. Best Players – Zachary More, Ezra Lutz, Bryce Newton Final Scores Cobras 8.11.59 East Geelong 1.0.6 Under 10 Blue Round 3 was played in great conditions again and the Cobras Blue side took advantage of this to show off some of their newly learnt skills from training against a tough and tall Leopold side. Fletcher Long impressed as Captain for the day while Madden was good up forward booting a couple before the likes of Luppino, Dynes, Pearson and Logan Taylor chipped in with goals of their own. Great to see the team work and team rules being implemeted out on the ground on match day. The team enjoyed the win in what was a closely fought match, Best Players – Craig Goodger, Lincoln Clark, Will Trevean

Final Scores Cobras – 6.7.43 Leopold green – 3.1.19 Led by co captains Emily Bambrook and Harry Unkenstein the Cobras Blue team put in 3 mighty quarters of well disciplined, team footy in their round 4 win over Leopold Lions Logan Taylor was deadly accurate with 3 big ones while Spencer Luppino and Max (Medhurst) Sutton snagged a couple each from tough angles. The team play and great use of the ball resulted in goals to N.Taylor, Goodger, Long, Unkenstein and Young also. Plenty of good disposals and some great marking in what was a very skilful and high scoring game. Best Players – Michael Smith, Harry Unkenstein, Jacob Dynes Final Scores Cobras – 12.7.79 Leopold – 2.1.13 Under 12 White On what was an “off day” for the White side they went down to Leopold Gold. Despite some great individual efforts the boys didn’t play with the team focus they’ve showed in previous rounds. Riley Kohler was hard at the ball getting in and under the packs, Finn Chappell was solid all day as was James Hodder. The goals were shared around between Jayden Harrisn, Isaac Wilkins And Harry Walker all with 1 apiece. Final Scores Cobras – 3.0.18 Leopold – 14.14.98 Round 4 saw Cobras White return to the type of footy the coach likes to see on match day. Great team work, excellentuse of handball and carry as well as the high amount of 1 percenters from all. Nat Gravener bagged 6 on one leg, Paddy Nagle took advantage of oppurtunities with 3 majors and Zane Leist sneaked 2 of his own. Isaac Wilkins got plenty of the pill after returning from a first half injury, Elliot Hackett did a fantastic job in his first game of footy and a special mention to Jacob Cuthill with a great game and fantastic team work. A Great team effort Cobras. Final Scores Cobras – 17.16.118 East Geelong – 3.4.22 Under 12 Orange Round 3 saw a great victory in a highly skilled game against Leopold side. Some great marking and excellent disposal saw Broderick Gist, Cameron Drake and Sebastion Bouma all share amongst the goals. Ned Thorley played a real captains game and was instrumental in the teams victory. Great to see such team effort and use of the skills taught at training. Best Players – Ned Thorley, Riley Holmer, Declan Bradley Final Scores Cobras – 11.2.68 Leopold – 8.7.56 Sebastion Bouma led the side out in round 4 against the Leopold Gold in what was to be a tough day out for the Cobras Orange side. Once again the boys played some great team footy but were overpowered

Ocean Grove Blue ahead of their game against Leopold Green at the Snake Pit.

Ocean Grove Gold during their game against Leopold Gold. in the end. Ben Pickering was great particularly up forward while Jacob Bond gave his all in the centre. Peter Attard was strong in the backline and featured in the best players also. Broderick Gist and Ned Thorley both got themselves a major but it wasn’t quite enough on the day. Final Scores Cobras – 2.3.15 Leopold – 9.7.61 Under 12 Blue Round 3 saw a see sawing battle with the Leopold Lions side with the Cobras just missing out on a win. Despite the goal scoring efforts of Luke Bastiaan, Mitchell Lindkvist and Byron Taylor the boys just couldn’t get over the line this time. Lachlan Smith showed great skills, Sam Quigley was at his usual hard at it self and Liam McManus knows how to get that hard ball fom under the pack. A good team effort with some great marking and endeavour from all. Final Scores Cobras – 6.3.39 Leopold – 6.7.43 Round 4 was a tough ask for the Blue side coming up against a powerful Leopold outfit. Both Byron Taylor and Luke Bastion were amongst the goals again along with Lachlan Barber but it just was plain hard work to match up with the other side. Special mention to Jake Le Maistre, Mitchell Lindkvist, Darcy Pearson and Anthony Wilkens who gave their all all day in what was a game played with high skill levels and great team efforts. Fianl Scores Cobras – 5.8.38 Leopold – 15.11.101 Under 14 (1) Despite a really good team effort In round 3 the Cobras went down to an excellent Lara side. Goals from Alex Hackett, Oscar Doyle and Christian

West helped us outscore the opposition in the last quarter however we struggled to convert good team play into goals. The team is putting a lot of what we are practising at training into match day which is very pleasing. Best Players – Ashley Deneman, Kyle King, Patrick Britt Final Scores Cobras – 3.9.27 Lara – 7.8.50 Round 4 saw a good win in wet, difficult conditions with the Cobras stronger bodied boys around the ball leading the way. Very pleasing to see the bottom aged boys like Zayne Cordy, Matt Caldow, Brayden Warren and Ned Holland progressing well and contributing each week. Zac Henderson contributed with 3 goals off his own boot with Zaine chipping in with 2 also. A great team effort again. Best Players – Alex Lindkvist, Zaine Cordy, Zac Henderson Final Scores Cobras – 9.9.63 St Albans – 1.5.11 Under 14(2) Round 3 saw the boys up against a much higher ranked side in Winchelsea. Jack Kong delivered a great game leading by example as captain for the day. The teams energy and effort was rewarded when Luke Devereaux scored a major and the desperation continued all game. The boys never gave up trying and showed real character keeping possession of the pill for most of the last quarter. Best Players – Luke Devereaux, Jack kong, James Stirling Final Scores Cobras – 1.2.8 Winchelsea – 11.10.76 The boys got off to a slow start in Round 4 against a strong Bell Park side but fought hard to finish the game off strongly in what was a good team effort. Joel Greenwood got amongst the goals scoring 2 majors and was strong through the middle, Jack Kent enjoyed his time on the ball and did all the things a captain should do. Will Gant and Jake Taylor both snagged themselves 1 each after great team work got the ball down there. Part of this teams make up is

to never give in and no eay ball gets and this was more than evident in this match. Best Players – A.Hardcastle, J.Greenwood, J.Kent Goals – J.Greenwood 2, J.Taylor, J.Flynn, W.Gant 1 Final Scores Cobras – 5.2.32 Bell Park – 8.9.57 Under 14 (3) Round 3 was a nail biter against St Albans in which the boys just couldn’t quite get over the line despite a real red hot go. Both Jackson Gravener and James Peers booted 2 each and Luke Dixon nailed 1 to keep us in the game. Ryan Traynor led the side out and tried hard all day. Some great team footy with players willing to protect the ball carriers. Best Players – Joshu Kehagias, Joe Luppino, Luke Dixon Final Scores Cobras – 7.5.47 St Albans – 7.6.48 Joshua Prendergast was captain in round 4 and gave his all for the side along with Mitch Powell, Alex Sheils and Joe Luppino but it wasn’t quite enough to get the boys over the line in a tight fought tussle with Bannockburn. A goal each to Joe, Daniel McManus and Jackson Gravener helped lift the side and they fought on well with some good team play. Final Scores Cobras – 3.2.20 Bannockburn – 5.8.38

Ocean Grove Voice, May 20-June 2, 2009 - Page 29

junior grubbers

THE 2009 football year for the Ocean Grove Under 16’s is now well under way with the four ‘Grading’ Games completed and the two sides allocated their respective Divisions according to their performances over the past four weeks. Both teams had mixed results during the grading stage of the draw resulting in our A side being placed in Division 2 and our B side being placed in Division 5. Under 16 (Division 2) In their opening game against Newtown & Chilwell Red and with two of our key play makers in Mitch Evans and James Bennett absent due to Falcons duties, our A side were outclassed 15.6.96 to 1.5.11. Aaron Habgood was our only goal scorer. Dillon Haire played an exceptional game across half back, ably supported by Eric Sedlins, Tom Nagle and Joel Woolhouse. With Mitch and ‘JB’ back in the side for our Round 2 encounter with Drysdale at home, an improved performance against this Division 1 prospect was expected. Although the boys started well and trailed by only 10 points at quarter time, in the second quarter the boys were taught a lesson in team football, conceding 9 goals straight to nil. Although the second half was more spirited, in the end the boys were comprehensively beaten 16.4.100 to 3.7.25. Jack Rawlings, Eamonn Vines and Aaron Habgood were the goal scorers and our best players were Mitch Evans, James Bennett, Dillon Haire and Louie Polgar. In Round 3 the boys were drawn to play the in form Geelong West St Peters team, under lights at Geelong West on a Friday Night. In what was a perfect night for football, the boys played very unselfish team football and never gave their opponents a look-in thrashing them 13.10.88 to 1.8.14. Aaron Habgood booted 4 great goals and Jack Rawlings, Andy Higgins and Vinnie Clementson were our other multiple goal scorers with 2 goals each. With Mitch Evans playing a great captains game and Andy Higgins showing off his silky skills, the game was set up by a terrific first up game from Jess Rappa and the awesome Vinnie Clementson, who’s long

goal after the three quarter time siren really gave the lads a lift. In the final ‘Grading’ game against Bannockburn, the boys scored a terrific come from behind win in wet and slippery conditions at Memorial Reserve. After trailing all day and by two goals at three quarter time, Mitch Evans scored his second goal late in the final quarter after a succession of points to put the team only 3 points down. With only a minute or so left on the clock, Nethaniel Giddlings marked 20 metres out and calmly slotted a 6 pointer to put the boys in front who then hung on to win the game 4.8.32 to 4.5.29. Mitch Evans again led from the front in a fine captains game, ably supported by Vice Captain – Joel Woolhouse, James Bennett and Dave Dimech. After four grading games, our A side was placed in Division 2 with 2 wins and two losses and faced Bell Park away in their Round 5 encounter last Saturday morning. In slippery conditions, the boys were again behind at three quarter time in a close and low scoring encounter, however, on this occasion there were no last minute heroics and the boys went down by a goal. The final score was 4.6.30 to 3.6.24, with Jack Rawlings, Vinnie Clementson and Aaron Habgood scoring a goal each. Eric Sedlins was magnificent in defence all day and he was well supported by three of our smaller players in Jack Rawlings, Lochie Humphries and Dave Dimech. Under 16 (Division 5) In our B side’s opening Grading game, they fronted up to Grovedale 2 at home and an excellent team performance saw them race away with the game after half time recording a 13.15.93 to 6.6.42 victory. Jess Rappa booted 3 goals from Centre-Half-Forward and Eamonn Vines and Tom Woodruff booted two goals apiece. Although all the boys played well, Eamonn Vines, Nethaniel Giddings and Jacob Gasior played pivotal roles in their side’s firstup win. In Round 2, the boys travelled to McDonald Reserve in Belmont to face off against the strong South Barwon 2 outfit. In what ended up being

a one-sided match, our boys were completely outplayed going down 15.17.107 to 1.0.6, with Nick Tucker our sole goal scorer. Tom Digby at Centre-Half-Back, Jack Cadman and Matthew McKinnon tried hard all day, however, the South Barwon side was too strong all over the field and ran out easy winners. In Round 3, the boys travelled to Richmond Crescent to play East Geelong in what was believed was going to be a much closer game. The result certainly indicated the closeness of the two sides with our boys going down by the smallest of margins 3.9.27 to 4.2.26. After being behind all day, the lads rallied in the last quarter and looked to have sufficient momentum to over run their opposition after goals to Billy Foorde-Engelsman and Emmett Moloney. Despite their best efforts, they ran out of time and were behind by the solitary point when the final siren sounded. Matt Blach was best on ground and he was well supported by the consistent Macauley Kirsopp, Liam McGarry and Darcy Featherby. Goal Scorers were Billy Foorde-Engelsman with 2, Emmett Moloney and Tom Tabart. In Round 4, the boys were at home to the strong Drysdale 2 outfit for their final grading game. In what turned out to be a lop-sided contest, our boys were outclassed 21.16.142 to 0.2.2. Jacob Gasior and Macauley Kirsopp continued their consistent start to the season with fine games across half-back and although Lochie McKiernan and Matt Dean tried hard as well, the boys were given a football lesson by a team that will no doubt be playing in a higher division this year. After the four grading games, our B side was placed in Division 5 with one win and three losses and in Round 5 they faced Lara 2 at home last Sunday. Unfortunately, the Lara boys were too strong and ran out easy winners 12.15.87 to 1.5.11. Lachlan Madden had a great game kicking our only goal and being one of the best players and he was well supported by James Habgood, Lewie Berry and Tom Doolan. Steve Evans Junior Coordinator

Pictured above: Grubbers u16 Divsion 2 side ahead of their final grading clash with Bannockburn. The team scored a memorable ‘come from behind’ win in tricky wet conditions.

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Clint earns ball bonus

Kellie Thomson of the Ocean Grove NAB presents Grubbers seniors with $1000 worth of footballs as a reult of former junior Clint Bartram’s goal.

OCEAN Grove Junior Football Club is among 39 clubs this year to receive over $1,000 worth of Sherrin footballs, thanks to NAB’s grassroots initiative. 12 Sherrin footballs will be donated to the junior clubs of the goalkickers for every NAB Supergoal kicked in 2009. Clint Bartram’s NAB Supergoal kicked from outside the 50m arc, not only added nine points to the scoreboard, but ensured that Ocean Grove Junior Football Club received vital equipment as part of an initiative designed to celebrate NAB’s sponsorship of the AFL’s pre-season competition, the NAB Cup. Over the past three years, NAB has donated more than $100,000 to junior clubs across Australia. Bartram is one of growing list of former Grubbers juniors that have gone on to play AFL.

Grubbers 50 gamer Paul Breguet takes the roundhouse approach to kick this, one of five majors.

Former Grubber, Melbourne’s Clint Bartram.

Grubbers ‘cliff fall By Mark Heenan IT WAS a classic tight tussle on a blustery day at one of Bellarine Football League’s most traditional and iconic venues. Ocean Grove’s (12.13.85) visit to Queenscliff (13.14.92) ended in heartache for the visitors and its aspirations for a top-three berth took a tumble with a disappointing seven-point loss to the Coutas on Saturday. In front of a parochial home crowd at Queenscliff, Ocean Grove appeared to be in control with a 25-point lead during the final quarter, but the Coutas kept persisting in the final term and slammed home five unanswered goals. The Coutas took advantage of a three-tofour goal breeze in the final quarter to cap off an amazing victory. Ocean Grove coach Matt Payne admitted it was one of the worst losses he had ever experienced as a player and coach. “Look I’m shattered and the worse part

about it is I have got to deal with it for two weeks now, which gives me another chance to try and rectify it,” An upset Payne said after the match. Payne also praised Queenscliff ’s ‘fourquarter effort’ after the Coutas disappointing 59-point loss to Torquay in Round six. “I think (Queenscliff) just wanted to win more and they put us under pressure,” he said. Payne agreed Ocean Grove, who only led by 12 points at the first break, failed to capitalise on kicking with the wind in the opening quarter. “Yes we did fail to capitalise that’s what I’m talking about by lack of intensity,” Payne said. “I think we massively underestimated (the breeze) and I don’t think any of our boys paid any respect to Queenscliff (in the first quarter).” Meanwhile exciting Grubbers forward Paul Breguet, who along with Josh Milnes clocked up their 50th match for the Grubbers, continued his stellar start to the season

booting five majors. Breguet sits in outright third on the BFL League goalkicking table with 39 goals, while Drysdale’s Luke Maher (44) and dangerous Barwon Heads forward Lucas Murphy (41) head the list. The Grubbers sit in fifth position after seven rounds with a 4-3 record, while the Coutas (5-2) have moved into fourth spot on the BFL ladder. No BFL matches will be played this weekend due to the Interleague bye. The Grubbers are set to bolster its line-up for its season defining Round eight clash against Torquay with key forward Matt Jovanovic (hamstring) and inspirational onballer Mark Laidler (kidney injury) likely to return from injury. “There definitely will be four or five players to come back in,” Payne said. Ocean Grove’s match against Torquay is on Saturday May 30 at Ocean Grove Recreation Reserve when Grubbers Wade (Chooka) Piec will play his 200th senior game.

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Ocean Grove 21.17 (143) def Anglesea 15.9.(99). Goals: Breguet 7, Gavin 5, Normington 4, Williams 2, McManus, Orr, Ricardo. Best on ground: Laidler, Gavin, Williams, Dalton, Ricardo and Normington.

Seniors show potential with strong win over Angelsea. Reserves and 18s both flying

Josh Milne played his 50th game for Grubbers at Queenscliff.

Sport Ocean Grove


BOOGIE ON 13TH THE fourth round of the Rebel Sport Pro Tour will be staged at 13th Beach’s Beacon break this weekend May 23 and 24 and will feature some of the biggest names in the sport. Current ratings leader Jake Stone (Qld) and second placed Mitch Rawlins (WA) and last year’s overall champion Dave Winchester (NSW) will lead a star studded field into the 2-Star event. “I can’t wait for the comp at Vico” said Wincester. “13th Beach always has some good peaky ramps and the tour this year is really stacked with talent so it helps to push you.” Local competitors will include Ben Roberts, Josh Speechely (pictured right), Adam Rees, Grant Lowman and Jayden Hunt.

INSIDE: Waves soccer round up

Grove’s netballers are half way through through the sesason. Pictured above is C Grade’s Jaime Lucas in control against Queencliff at the weekend. Jaime was recently promoted from D grade and is working well both in goals and on the wing. Full netball round up inside.

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