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WITH just weeks to go until the most significant retail opening in Ocean Grove since the Market Place development, Ocean Plaza’s Country Target managers have been down checking out the new store. This week Target will begin fitting out the new store ahead of the first trading day on October 22. So far Gloria Jeans and a pharmacy are confirmed co-tenants of the site. Developers Dzine anticipate all the retail space will be occupied by Christmas.
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EVENTS include: Colours of the Rainbow Concerts Thursday October 1 at 2pm – 3.30pm and Saturday 10th October 7.30pm– 9pm. This concert performed by the Troubadours Entertainment Group will reflect a colour in its title. Cost $3 which includes a cuppa and biscuit after the show. All proceeds will be donated to the Bellarine Police Community Support Register. Club Open Day – Tuesday October 6th 10am – 3pm Come along and see what this vibrant Club can offer you. Special attractions for the day include Free
Hearing Tests from 10am–1pm and a presentation from Department of Consumer Affairs on your rights in regards to telemarketing and doorto- door salesmen at 10.30am No cost and this is your chance to try bingo, crazy whist, Nordic Walking, Indoor Bowls, and see the new initiative “Broadband For Seniors”. Morning Tea and a Sausage Sizzle for lunch will be provided. Both events will be held in the Clubrooms of the Ocean Grove Senior Citizens, 101 The Terrace Ocean Grove. Community Expo’09 Ocean Grove Uniting Church,
cnr Eggleston Street and The Parade, Ocean Grove, Saturday 10th October 10am – 4pm. Here’s your chance to know more about a variety of organisations based on the Bellarine Peninsula. PowerPoint Presentations at the following times: 10.30am Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre, 11.15 Bellarine Community Health, 1.00pm Barwon Coast, 1.45pm Bellarine Community Support Register, 2.30pm Ocean Grove Community Enterprise. Entry is free. Tea and coffee available, and Sausage Sizzle by the Lions International.
Peter Hibbert, of Bellarine Connections (public transport), John Rae, secretary and Geoff Henderson, treasurer, of the ferry group, and John Fendyk, chairman of Ocean Grove Community Association.
Ferry group share vision with Grove community association MEMBERS of a group bidding to launch a Bellarine to Port Melbourne ferry shared their vision with members of Ocean Grove Community Association at their September meeting. The group’s secretary John Rae, and treasurer Geoff Henderson, outlined the plan for 40 minute trips from Portarlington on board one of two 300 capacity ferries. In their plan the ferries would run three trips every morning and three trips every afternoon, seven days a
week. They also envisage that the scheme would include a bus service on the Bellarine end and that would link the ferry with the light rail service in Melbourne. The main points re-iterated were that it had to be reliable and the cost would need to be comparable to the train service. To make that possible the ferry would have to be subsidised by the State in the same way as the trains, argued the representatives.
In its favour, Portarlington is the closest Bellarine town to Melbourne and it is getting a new safe harbour. The meeting was told that an estimated 1,200 Melbourne bound commuters live on the Bellarine. With the subsidy the proponents say the cost should be about $18 return. They suggest that the first year could attract 100-200 passengers per journey and it would be running to capacity by the second year.
quick news Drainage Council has adopted the final report of the South-East Ocean Grove Drainage/ Flood Study, aimed at reducing drainagerelated flooding problems in Collendina. Cr Andy Richards, who holds Council’s portfolio for Transport and Infrastructure, said the drainage systems within the sub-catchment in the area were generally sub-standard, and had been designed using the much lower standards that were accepted practice during the development of the area in the 1960s and 70s. “The Drainage/Flood Study was prepared following extensive public consultation in late 2008 and early 2009,” he said. “Letters were sent to all owners of potential flood-properties.” Cr Richards said the study found that at least 430 properties within the study area were affected by the 100-year Average Recurrence Interval flood event, with at least 32 of these properties subject to above-floor flooding of habitable buildings. “After considering three mitigation options, the study has recommended the upgrading of main drainage systems at a capital cost of $582,000 and the designation of flood-prone areas shown on the study’s flood mapping,” he said. “Designation by Council enables control to be exercised over flood levels via building permits, and the disclosure of flood status within statutory information certificates,” Cr Richards said. “This would provide Council with the ability to control development in this area through the assessment of planning permit applications, in accordance with bestpractice guidelines for development within or upstream of flood-prone areas.”
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Rotary’s 24th market year THE Rotary Club of Ocean Grove Community Markets kick off again on Sunday Oct 4 from 9am-1pm at Kingston Park off Grubb Road. The dates for the 09/10 season are Sun 4th Oct, 1st Nov, 6th Dec, 3rd Jan, 7th Feb, 7th Mar, and Easter Monday 5th Apr. The proceeds from last seasons markets along with other Rotary Club fund raising activities in financial year 2008/09 resulted in the Club being able to commit $45,000 across the three main programs of Youth ($10,000), Community ($28,000) and International ($7,000). The market is entering its 24th year having started in 1985 and continues to provide a venue for locals and others to market their wares in a friendly outdoor environment. This year Club Grove have joined the market as a sponsor though their Community Partnership Program while Bendigo
Bank and Wallington Mitre 10 have continued their sponsorship again this year. The support from their sponsors is a major contribution to the increased market advertising. The market, in a recently introduced cooperative activity, directly supports each month a local community charity or group by passing all the money from the market donation bin to the designated charity or group. The charity or group members are encouraged to man the donations bin alongside the Rotarians. In a first this year for the market on 1 Nov there is also a shared advertising and promotion activity with the Surfside Primary School who have thier Fresh Food Festival on the same day. This cooperation should be a great benefit to both fundraising activities and the stallholders in both locations. The 2009/10 season will see
more market sites available, an increasing variety of stallholders plus old favourites such as camel rides, jumping castle and the food and beverage vendors. Following last years success, opportunities will continue at each market for ‘”youth buskers” to show thier style. Stallholders products are wide and wonderful, and range from jewellery, fresh vegies, wood products, plants, clothes, olive oil products, greeting cards, books, ornaments, flowers you name it is probably there. Of course the famous Ocean Grove CFA sausage sizzle van is always there to feed that brunch hunger the old fashion Aussie way. Come along to the markets, get a bargin and support a great community activity. Market enquiries: 0401 606036 or see the website: www.ogrotarymarket. blogspot.com.
quick news Canberra wait The scuttling of exHMAS Canberra was still on hold as the Voice went to press. At present the Ministry of Defence and the scuttling contractors are waiting for a suitable weather window. The scuttling process needs about two days to complete. If the ship can be towed out at 6am of a morning it would then be scuttled at 9am the next day. There was brief hope that Wednesday could have offered a window but weather forecasts were subsequently altered. The Voice will post details on our website as soon as they are released. See www. oceangrovevoice.com for updates.
Ocean Grove’s brick toilets have come under fire from a regular visitor.
Toilets ‘a disgrace and should be blown up’ OCEAN Grove’s car park toilets are a ‘disgrace and want blowing up’ according to one regular visitor. Grovedale’s Pauline Coales contacted the Voice in the hope that action could be take to improve the town’s amenities. “I’ve been coming to do shopping in Ocean Grove for eight years. I love it. “I come to Ocean Grove shopping and to do my banking.
I prefer Ocean Grove to the subterranean shopping centres, like Market Square. I like to get the air. I’d much rather do my shopping here. “However, the toilets should be blown up. They are a downright disgrace. “I have women now stopping me and saying ‘stop, do not go in there’. They say you cannot possibly go in there.
“Ocean Grove does not do itself justice. If it had better toilets it may attract more shoppers. “One time I nearly threw up.” There has been discussion about replacing the toilets and unfortunately the Voice was unable to get a council comment ahead of going to press. What do you think about the public toilets? Email: news@ oceangrovevoice.com
OCEAN Grove police have been following up on a spate of vandalism in the town. A rock was thrown through a window at Grind Café last weekend, along with damage to letterboxes, flower pots and the drivethrough window of KFC. Police say about five letterboxes were damaged in the Daintree Way area last weekend. They have also offered a warning to motorists to keep their vehicles secure after a spate of break-ins between the Surf Coast and Point Lonsdale.
Traders posts Ocean Grove Business Association has reappointed it’s senior board members unopposed. Paul Drake is president, Helen Butteriss, secretary, and Sandi Ward is treasurer. The appointments were made at a well attended annual dinner at Bolzano Cucino.
Target managers WORK on Target Australia’s new Ocean Grove Target Country store is in its final stages and on target to open on 22 October 2009. The 1350 square metre store which will be located in the new Ocean Grove Plaza at the corner of Presidents Ave and The Parade will be the major store within the centre and provide employment for up to 30 people. Target Ocean Grove Store Manager Clint Wright said he and his team are all looking forward to opening the new store and becoming part of the Ocean Grove community. The new store is currently in the final stages of construction and when complete will feature the latest in Target Country store design including new timber-look flooring, white
vinyl tiles and wide aisles to provide uncluttered access for all customers. “The flooring and fixtures are currently being placed in position and we are expecting our first delivery of stock in early October,” he said. As the final stages of the store are being completed Target are also busy finalising team member recruitment and training. Clint Wright was previously Store Manager at Target Bacchus Marsh and has been with Target for three years. Clint will be supported by Assistant Store Manager Chelsea Davis. Chelsea brings more than eight years experience with Target at Waurn Ponds where she most recently held the position of Trainee Manager.
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Facebook building THE Ocean Grove Voice Facebook page is up and running and heading towards 200 fans. Discussions on issues around Ocean Grove have popped up and locals are logging on to meet, greet and find out what’s going around the town. In just two short weeks, there have been discussions on where to shop in town and whether Ocean Grove should have its own Christmas tree as well as breaking news about the ship scuttling off Collendina beach.
For the uninitiated or those who are a bit nervous about Facebook, the internet site was set up to allow people to socialise and network with existing friends online or even make new friends from all around the world. Members can join for free and create their own homepage with information about themselves where they can post photos, stories, videos and a number of other things for other people to see.
You can then search for other friends who have their own page and link them to yours so you can keep in touch quickly and easily. Other people can also request to become your friend and members have the option of allowing or denying the request. Privacy settings also allow you to block your homepage from being seen by anyone but your approved friends. Once you have set up your homepage apart from keeping
up with friends, you can become a fan of groups or businesses that have set up their own pages. Local Ocean Grove businesses that are available on Facebook include Ocean Grove Pizza, Bolzano Cucina and of course, The Ocean Grove Voice! Local business or just a local, get involved and become a fan of the Ocean Grove Voice. Visit www.facebook.com By Carly Helweg.
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Trent Myers, 23, Retail, Ocean Grove said: “I use Facebook to catch up with friends I don’t see anymore.”
Erinlee Huggard, 23, Ocean Grove, said: “Facebook because it’s easier than all the others, all my mates have it and I can keep in touch with the friends I made when I was at school in America.”
Michael Dowsley, Owner of the Olive Pit said: “None of them, I prefer to remain anonymous but the business might have one soon.”
Cameron Giddings, 24, Retail, Ocean Grove said: “I use Facebook because it lets me keep in touch with everyone, all my mates.”
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No need for another survey Unhappy about winners antics Do we need another study for Shell Road Reserve (Voice 9 September 2009) ? No. Let me explain the reason for this answer. Back in the early to mid 70’s the Ocean Grove Sportsmens Club was formed for the development for this reserve. This group represented all sporting bodies in Ocean Grove at this time, and some that were in the pipe line such as a swimming club. Even the Education Department was involved. The objectives of this club was to draw up plans for the utilisation of all of the “Surfside” recreation area. This was done with the co-operation of the then Bellarine Shire Council, with the riding Councillors sitting in on these meetings. After many, many months of discussions, plans were formulated for the entire use of the area, which included the schools, swimming pool, bowling greens, tennis courts, football, netball and so on. It even had plans for a three story clubhouse, community centre, with all
costings done for the building. A presentation was done to the Council for the development of this land and how it was planned that this development take place. The cost of the building, with all working drawings available was estimated at $550,000. The Sportsmens Club Committee was to be the “Organising Committee”. The Bellarine Shire Council rejected this proposal, saying that Ocean Grove did not require this area to be developed at this stage, as the population was not big enough for such development. With this kick in the teeth, the Sportsmens Club ceased to exist. It was interesting some time ago, the plans for the reserve were shown the light again when this subject was raised again. How do I know all this, I was on that Committee, and part of the presentation panel to Council. David Kee. Ocean Grove
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In the early hours of Sunday August 16, a devastating fire took the lives of 24 year old Ashlee Holloway and four young children Brodie, Thomas, Cooper and McKenzie Holloway. Ashlee’s husband Aaron was injured in the fire which destroyed their Clifton Springs home. As Aaron tries to recover both physically and emotionally from the tragedy that took his young family, the local Clifton Springs Golf Club has arranged a fundraising day with the support of Aaron’s family and the Drysdale Family Support Group. Whilst nothing can replace the loss of his family, it is possible to try to help Aaron replace some of the belongings that were lost. Literally everything that the family owned was destroyed in the fire including their car and boat. To help Aaron get back on his feet, the fundraiser aims to raise in excess of $10,000 through a golf day to be held on Sunday 1 November 2009. The event will take place at Clifton Springs Golf Club with a modified Stableford competition for teams of 4
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Dear Editor I was driving past the roundabout on Grubb Road on Monday afternoon. I was disgusted by the antics of the Ocean Grove football players celebrating their win. Well done for winning but bad winners are worse than bad losers. Name and address supplied Ocean Grove
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Encouraging locals to act up a bit I CAME to Geelong in 1969 from Deniliquin just in time to watch Neil Armstrong walk on the Moon. I am sure we all know where we were on that day. I attended St Margaret’s Primary School and finished school at St Mary’s Secondary College. In 1972 my dad let me get a surf board and this started my love of the beach and in particular Ocean Grove. You see my mum use to sit and knit while I tried to master the art of surfing. I now have a Business called Screen Actors Ocean Grove, where for the past two years I have been training kids, teens
and adults in the craft of acting for TV and Film. I selected Ocean Grove because I feel that the residents are very community oriented and there are many community based activities for people to get involved in. Ocean Grove is a beach side town, not a sleepy hollow! When a town has a truly local newspaper like the Ocean Grove Voice you have a good insight into what is happening locally and would I change anything, No. Over the years I have been involved in clubs and on committees. About 15 years ago
I took up a hobby called Acting and loved it that much I now do it for a living. What do I think the Terrace Shopping Centre will be like in ten years? Much the same, maybe a bit more alfresco. The Country Target is good as it will keep the money in the town by giving teens the chance to work locally. My only concern would be that in the future the business hub is not taken away from the Terrace. Ocean Grove is a rapidly growing community and we have to realise that there will have to be some changes to allow for the infrastructure that comes
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with the growth. My passion is fishing and going for a ride on my motorbike when I get the chance, which is not often enough. If I were the Mayor what would I do first? First I would discuss with the business owners their views to find out what their needs and wants are and maybe clean up Grubb road by sealing the service road as this would show off the entrance to town for all those visitors who enter via Grubb Rd. My favourite place is looking across the houses to the beach when the wind is blowing offshore and the surf is pumping.
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Edge of town to centre TRADERS estate, Industrial estate, Smithton Grove, it’s known as many different names but the industrial area off Grubb Rd has now been a part of Ocean Grove’s history for over 40 years. Carly Helweg spent time with some different types of
businesses to discuss their start in the industrial estate, why they chose the outer edge of Ocean Grove to set up shop and where they are headed in the future. An aerial shot of Ocean Grove taken in 1979 shows a very young
John McOuat from McOuat’s Nursery
John McOuat’s parents needed a bulldozer to get through the thick scrub and bush when entering their newly purchased property 40 years ago, an image very hard to comprehend when you enter McOuat’s nursery today in the little court of Sykes Place. John’s parents originally owned five acres on Adco Grove, spreading over McOuat’s current neighbouring properties before the land was gradually subdivided and sold. John believes his parents chose Ocean Grove for their business and home for the same reasons most people do, because it’s a great little town on the beach. The current McOuat’s nursery is about five years old and occupies just one block of Sykes Place. They are open as both a wholesale supplier and part time retailer to public. “We are basically a grower and wholesaler…. We used to supply to chain stores, the big ones, Kmart, Coles and Franklins when it was around,” he said. “Now we have evolved into a local, direct-to-the-public
nursery that supplies local people with good quality plants.” John began working for the family business after leaving school at 16 and after attending trade school to become qualified in Nursery, immersed himself in McOuat’s day-to-day running. During the late eighties John saw growth in wholesale nursery and worked to become a major supplier to large chain stores like Kmart. This boom was short lived though with the wholesale side of the business dropping off in recent years resulting in a downsizing of McOuat’s.“(People are) not into gardening as much anymore,” said John. Now McOuat’s is open to the public Thursdays and Saturdays and the first Sunday of the month. “I’m trying to get more people interested in gardening,” said John. McOuat’s nursery has survived for over 40 years as part of the Traders estate, an integral business area to Ocean Grove that is continuing to grow and expand along with the everchanging town.
industrial estate with much fewer businesses established in the area. McOuat’s nursery and Beaton’s Plasterers on Adco grove are only 10 years old and unaware that their traders estate would become such a big part of Ocean Grove, a town that in 30 years would boom to become a major town on the Bellarine Peninsula.
David Beaton and Rhonda Renfrey from Beatons Brothers Plasterers Wandering up Adco Grove and turning the corner brings you to Beaton’s Plasterers, another business celebrating 40 years. In fact, the name Smithton grove came from the two surnames Beaton and Smith, two early landowners in the area. David Beaton bought four blocks of land in the newly industrial zoned area of Ocean Grove with his brother Doug in 1969. He now works with his niece Rhonda Renfrey at Beaton’s Brothers. The current Ocean Grove Golf Club site was originally considered for the industrial estate however the plans were rejected as some thought it might be an eyesore to those entering the town via Wallington Road. The Beatons then looked at a vacant block in Madley Street where the tennis courts now stand as a potential site. Back in 1969 Madeley Street was about the extent of Ocean Grove’s suburbia, a fact very hard to believe these days. In the end, Smithton Grove was made an industrial zone and land was purchased. Even though the industrial estate can be a busy place these days, in the late 70’s Beaton’s Brothers was one of the only businesses in the area. Rhonda recalls being left in the office by herself and feeling very alone. “There was just no one around and I felt quite scared sometimes,” said Rhonda. With growth and expansion in the estate during the 1980s, the Beatons decided to subdivide their four blocks in 1985 and sell land to other businesses. David and Rhonda have both
watched the industrial estate develop over the last 40 years from an empty block of land on the outskirts of Ocean Grove to a bustling traders estate headed for a future surrounded by suburbia.
David Giddings Ocean Grove Engineering
With a total of 11 years in the Traders Estate, David Giddings from Ocean Grove Engineering has witnessed the recent development in the northern end of the estate. After starting his business in 1998 with a small shop in Smithton Grove, David soon had to move to a bigger shed, building one of the first on Sinclair St. From then Sinclair St and nearby Marine Parade have both been steadily filling with new businesses. However with growth brings the inevitable headache causing issues for business owners. David sees parking as a major
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of town in 30 years problem in the estate with cars having to park on nature-strips and inevitably blocking driveways. Also, advertising is difficult with the much needed signage at the entrance to Sinclair Street not well received by businesses with David adding it took him weeks to even notice it even though he drives past every day. The area is quiet which appeals to David whom after years of working in larger factories for big engineering companies enjoys the freedom of running his own business. “I’m free to work here til midnight and nobody cares, well maybe the missus does,” said David. Even though the estate can feel isolated at times, most businesses look out for each other. David says that most people know which cars belong in which driveways and it’s easy to see when something is amiss. “Everybody looks out for everybody else,” he said.
Maryanne Brewer Bellarine Furniture
Just around the corner from Ocean Grove Engineering is Bellarine Furniture owned by Maryanne and Ian Brewer.
Maryanne and Ian had a sea change moment four years ago, moving from Melbourne to Ocean Grove after seeing a gap in the market for a furniture store in town. A very different estate to when McOuat’s began trading, it’s easy to see a recent shift towards retail businesses rather then industrial. As Maryanne puts it, “the move to retail is on.” Bellarine Furniture saw a steep pattern of growth in it’s first three years however Maryanne admits with the hit of the financial crisis last year there has been a definite drop in sales. “If the world is going through an economic cold then Ocean Grove has an economic flu,” said Maryanne. With no single entity to act on behalf of the Traders estate, many turn to Maryanne, member of the Ocean Grove Business Association as a makeshift representative to tackle any issues in the area. Maryanne was approached by businesses in the northern end of the estate to get council approval for signage at the entrance of Sinclair Street. After an 18-month struggle they were successful in obtaining the signage however they are not pleased with the final results due to positioning and readability of the sign. Maryanne believes there needs to be more acknowledgment of the Traders estate from the central business district to help encourage visitors who may not know the estate exists to make the trip up and have a look around. In the meantime advertising techniques have to be adapted to encourage a visit to Bellarine Furniture with Maryanne explaining her key to surviving in the industrial estate is, “improvising and being a bit clever.”
Rebecca Dickeson from Little Darlings As one of the newest members of the estate Rebecca Dickeson with sister Nicole Wirth opened Little Darlings in Marine Parade just two years ago. They chose the estate for their store after they found a lack of commercial properties in Ocean Grove big enough to accommodate their baby and maternity wear business. Even in those two short years Rebecca has seen the estate grow with the trend heading towards retail outlets rather then purely industrial sheds. Rebecca says that shops have come and gone however it’s places like KYO with their reputation and the opening of children’s play-centre Let ‘em Loose that help bring people to the far end of town. Rebecca said there is a community feel to the area due to being removed from the central business district of Ocean Grove. “We’re kind of isolated up here,” said Rebecca.
Future Rhonda Renfrey joked about her Dad suggesting they buy land at the end of Adco Grove back in the ‘70s and being horrified at the thought of living, “out in the bush.” She wouldn’t be so shocked now with Ocean Grove expanding the way it is it won’t be long until the town’s borders widened once again. What was the outer edge of Ocean Grove back in 1969 is now on its way to becoming immersed by suburbia with the proposed development on Grubb Road meaning more growth and opportunity for businesses for the Traders estate.
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SHED ZEP By TEX MILLER Can you think of the greatest rock band of all time? You’re probably thinking Jimi Hendrix, The Who or maybe even Deep Purple but you would be wrong my friend. The correct answer is in fact Led Zeppelin, the band that coined such hits as “Stairway to Heaven”, “Black Dog” and “Whole Lotta Love” rocked the foundations of the now infamous Piping Hot Chicken Shop only this time in the garage form entitled Shed Zeppelin. On a cold and blustery night in September, the chicken shop again was packed out for one hell of a rock show. The band comprising of Steve McEwan - Lead Vocals, James Hurley - Lead Guitar, Tim Crawford - Rhythm Guitar, John Crosgrove - Bass, Chris Crook Drums, Roz Crook - Backing Vocals and
Justin Brady – Harmonica really gave Page and Plant a run for their money as they played through the timeless classics spanning through the bands whole career. With an awesome rendition of “When the Levee Breaks” featuring an amazing harp solo by Justin Brady, the crowd were treated to an incredible show with punters getting into the spirit by donning some outrageous fashion statements on the side. Many great tracks were re- created within the night and some included “Ramble On”, “Rock n’ Roll” and “Going to California”. Captain Chook a.k.a. John Bowman said that it was a great night of music and that he hopes to get these guys back into the shop soon for more head banging fun. If you missed this stellar rock concert make sure you head on down to the Zebra Bar on October 24 when the ‘Zep’ will rock again.
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Sunday September 25 Piping Hot Chicken Shop – Live music with The Joelines. $15
Saturday September 26 7.30 – 11.30: Club Grove – Live music with Matt Orchard Tuesday September 29 Billabong Girls Get Out There, Ocean Grove Main Beach, details www. girlsgetoutthere.com.au Friday October 2 7.30pm: Piping Hot Chicken Shop – Live music with Jeremy Edwards and the Dust Radio band. Supported by Sam Cooper. $15 Saturday October 3 3pm: Piping Hot Chicken Shop. Live entertainment with The Mudcakes pyjama party. Live music for toddlers. Adults free, children $5, family ticket $15. 7pm: Bar Deli – Live music with Ian Zierk. Dinner menu available. Bookings required. 7.30–11.30: Club Grove – Live music with James Carrigg
Sunday October 4 9am-1pm: Community Market, Kingston Park off Grubb Road. Friday October 9 8pm: Piping Hot Chicken Shop – Live music with Gil Askey and the Hammond Combo. check ticket availability 52551566 Saturday October 10 7.30–11.30: Club Grove – Live music with Guy Hennequin Friday October 16 6.30 for 7pm: Bar Deli - Fashion show in conjunction with Studio Fashions. “Gear Up For The Cup”. VIP shopping night with 15% off clothing. Tickets - $12 includes glass of champagne on arrival and nibbles - available from Studio Fashions and Bar Deli. Bookings essential. Saturday October 17 7.30 – 11.30: Club Grove – Live music with Brendan Britt
Tuesday October 27 7pm: Bar Deli – Pet Seminar. Visiting pet experts including a Vet. Bring questions/ concerns. Tickets $10, which includes a $5 donation to the RSPCA. Bookings essential.
Saturday October 31 7pm: Bar Deli – Live music with Greig McInerney. 7.30 – 11.30: Club Grove – Karaoke with Paul Carrigg 8pm: Piping Hot Chicken Shop – Live music with Chris Wilson. Plus the presentation of the Elvis Parsley Art Award by author Thomas Banks. $10 Mondays 6.30pm: Bar Deli – Open Mic night, combined with $10 meals. 7pm–8.30pm: Line Dancing at the Ocean Grove Senior Citizens Hall, 101 The Terrace. Elaine 0413 690 597 Tuesdays 7.45–10pm: Ocean Grove Scottish Country Dance, Marcus Hill Hall, Banks Rd. Contact D Pearce 52552858. Wednesdays 1 pm–3pm: Line Dancing at the Ocean Grove Senior Citizens Hall, 101 The Terrace. Elaine 0413 690 597 Thursdays 9–12pm: Barwon Heads Hotel – karaoke in the bak bar
Fridays 6.30pm: Barwon Heads Hotel – 888 Pub Poker. Registration from 6.30pm Saturdays 4–9pm: Ocean Grove Hotel – Open mic Sundays 1pm–3pm: Barwon Heads Hotel – Free kids entertainment in the bistro COMING UP! Saturday November 21 Club Grove - Robbie Williams Tribute Show - $55pp includes 2 course meal. 7pm for 7:30pm start. Tickets available from the Club! Tuesday November 3 Club Grove - Melbourne Cup Luncheon – $16pp Includes Chicken and Salad, plus a free glass of bubbly! Fruit platter per table. Also, Fashion on the Fields and great raffles! Tickets available from the Club! Wednesday November 11 Club Grove - Trivia Night – $10pp includes light supper. 7:00pm. Tickets available from the Club! All proceeds to be donated to Geelong Hospital.
Ocean Grove Community Market resumes in October.
Clubs meet Mondays
Ocean Grove Bridge Club, 7.30pm, Marcus Hill Hall, Bellarine Highway end of Banks Road. Also Wednesdays and Fridays 1pm. Enquiries - Marg Wylie 5256 2550 Bellarine Table Tennis Club, 7.30pm - 9pm. (juniors/seniors) at the Memorial Hall, 123 The Avenue, Ocean Grove Ph.52551641.
Jujitsu, 6.30pm: Juniors; 7.30pm Adults, Surfside Centre, Steve Cosgrave 0405 022084
First Monday of every month
Third Wednesday of every month
Bellarine Fly Fishing Association, 7.30pm: Bellarine Secondary College. Contact Tony on 0409 545929. Legacy Laurel Group of Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads, 1.30pm at St Peter’s Ch Hall, Draper St. Details 5256 1863. Ocean Grove Ladies Probus, 10am: Ocean Grove Golf Club. Thelma Evans on 5255 1806.
Third Monday of every month Ocean Grove RSL. 2.30pm at Club Grove. Committee meets at 1.30pm, The Terrace. Ocean Grove Garden Club. 1.30pm: Uniting Church Hall, Eggleston St. Enquiries, pls contact June McLellan on 5255 1399
Fourth Monday of every month Combined Probus Club of Ocean Grove, 10.30am to 12..30pm: Surfside Centre, inquiries 5255 5515. Friendship is our theme.
Tuesdays Bellarine Table Tennis Club,10am-12 noon (adults only) at the Memorial Hall, 123 The Avenue, Ocean Grove. Ph.52551641. Bellarine T.O.W.N, 6pm: Uniting Church Hall, cnr Eggleston Street and The Parade. Contact Glenda 5255 5463. Rotary Club of Ocean Grove, 6pm at Ocean Grove Hotel.
Second Wednesday of every month Parkinson’s Self Help Support Group, 1.30pm: Grove Centre (next to library), Presidents Ave. For details contact Pam on 5255 5152 Ocean Grove on Barwon Probus Club, 9.45am, St Peter’s Ch Hall.
Fourth Wednesday of every month Ocean Grove Angling Club. 7.30pm: Minerva Close sporting oval club house. Contact: Jason Bowers 0418 737 808
Last Wednesday of every month Cancer Support Group, 10am, Community Health Centre.
Fourth Wednesday of every month Ocean Grove Stamp Club, 10am: Senior Citizens Hall, 101 The Terrace. For more details contact Dianne on 5255 1372.
Thursdays Tai Chi - 6.30 pm. Uniting Church Hall, The Parade. All welcome. Christine McKay 5255 1948/0417 508 857. Bellarine Table Tennis Club, 10am-12 noon(adults only) at the Memorial Hall, 123 The Avenue, Ocean Grove. Ph. 52551641.
First Thursday of every month
Ocean Grove Nightlights CWA, 7.30pm at the Senior Citizens Hall, visitors welcome. Enquiries Faye 5255 4430.
First Tuesday of every month
Ocean Grove Men’s Probus. 10am-12noon at the Ocean Grove Hotel, Collendina. Guest speakers., make friends. Visitors welcome For details please contact Geoff on 5255 4355.
Fourth Friday of every month
First and Third Tuesday of every month Ocean Grove Barwon Heads Lions Club, 7pm Moorfield Park, Grubb Road.
Third Tuesday of every month Ocean Grove branch of the Liberal Party. St Peter’s Church Hall, Draper Street. Contact Ben on 0420 374 032.
Uniting Church Outreach Coffee Morning, 10.30am, Hibiscus Cafe. Ocean Grove 4 Villages Mixed Probus Club, 10.30am, the Surfside Centre. Meet new friends, visitors welcome. Call 5256 2037
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Home selling heritage I COME from a long line of Real Estate Agents; my great Grandfather who was also Thomas had an Estate Agency in Bentleigh around 1929 before the Butters family moved to Ocean Grove in 1956. In the mid 60’s my Grandpa Sid joined Real Estate forces with Eric Jones in the company E.V Jones and Co, situated at 80 The Terrace which is now the news agency. Towards the end of the 60’s Eric retired and my Uncle Garnet came on board, in the early 70’s my Dad Phillip also joined the now family run business. From here the rest goes like this, my Grandpa retired, my Dad and Uncle ran the business together for a number of years, moving it to 62 The Terrace, the site where the Chinese Restaurant, Ming Terrace now stands. In the early 80’s Dad and Garnet moved to 75 The Terrace, after a few years here Dad and Garnet decided to go their own ways. Garnet ended up buying a business known as R.K. Pearce and Co and changed it’s name to Butters Real Estate which later became Stockdale and Leggo Ocean Grove and then it reverted to the name Butters Real Estate some 10 years later. All the time working with his daughter and my cousin, Patti. Dad retained the business at 75 the Terrace which became Jones and Butters, then subsequently Phillip Butters First
a family affair
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By Tom Butters
National until 1995 when he sold the business to Ken Guyett and it was amalgamated into Guyett Real Estate. So I guess you could say Real Estate is in my blood, especially Real Estate in Ocean Grove. Previous to being with Hayden I worked in Real Estate in Portarlington for a number of years and have since travelled the world and returned to continue my career where my Dad began his 36 years ago. Growing up in Ocean Grove was fantastic; my family home that my parents built was at 160 Orton Street, situated on the sand dunes. After school was spent at the beach, weekends were spent adventuring the dunes and surrounding areas. I recently had a potential purchaser from Melbourne ask me ‘do you think Ocean Grove is a good place for children to grow up,’ after 20 minutes of me reciting stories and reminiscing, I think he regretted asking me the question. While Ocean Grove has expanded, little has changed; it is still a very safe town. As children we used to wander down the main street and Mum and Dad would always feel safe knowing that someone always had an eye out for you. I love this town and I am very proud of where I grew up and I am excited to be now offering people the chance to have same opportunities as I had growing up.
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Taylah, 9, gardener Brendan Bolton, and Kimberley, 7.
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STUDENTS at Surfside Primary are getting their hands dirty finishing off their winter harvest in preparation for the Fresh Food Fair on November 1. There has been good rain so the garden is in great shape with
community to keep up the good work â€“ educating kids about growing and eating healthy food. In particular, the school would appreciate the help of a landscaper to work his magic around the new kitchen.
Garden ripening up a treat a bumper crop. The fruit trees are in blossom and the school is even hopeful it may see its first fruit crop. The school has had terrific help from local businesses but will need the support of the local
Youth fest proves a winner BELLARINEâ€™S popular Youth Fest was held earlier this month at the Drysdale Campus. Most students from year seven to 12 attended the day which is organized by students themselves. Other schools also invited to attend the day included Wallington, Ocean Grove and Newcomb primary schools. The purpose of Youth Fest is to give teens a chance to experience different cultural activities while having fun and gives the teachers and students a chance to build relationships outside of the classroom. Some of the most popular activities included sumo suits, the skatepark, a blow up slide, a climbing wall, mechanical bull and free fairy floss. Youth Fest was a good way to have a bit of fun half way through the term without the pressures of having to work and get from class to class.
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A retaining wall and bob cat work is required now that the kitchen is at lock up. For more information about the program or for a tour of the kitchen please contact principal Mark Huglin on 5256 1411.
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THE Superb Fairy Wren is found in many areas of South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales and Queensland. They live in areas that combine a dense cover of low shrubs with open grassland, usually near watercourses (where insects are plentiful). The Superb Fairy Wren is 14 cms in length, with the males slightly larger than the females. Most of the year both the males and females have light brown feathers or plumage, but during the breeding season the males adopt a breeding plumage of deep iridescent blue (lucky this doesn’t happen to male humans!!). The large tail on both males and
females measures 6 cms. The breeding male has a bright blue forehead, mantle and tail, with the rest of the plumage remaining black or brown. The male bill is black. Females and immature males (less than four years old) and non breeding males have light brown plumage and a brown beak. After the breeding season the males moult and resume light brown plumage until the next breeding season. Fairy Wrens live within a family group consisting of 2-6 birds. Living as a group provides the advantage of protecting the young birds, and defending territory. All Fairy Wrens have weak flying
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ability and are only able to fly short distances. To compensate for this they have strong legs and can hop along the ground or within shrubs while searching for food. Fairy Wrens consume insects and seeds (to a lesser extent). The female Wren builds her nest within the low shrubs, and it is made from twigs and grass and lined with feathers. Four to six eggs are laid. The female incubates the eggs, but all members of the family assist in feeding and protecting the young once they are hatched. Up to three different broods can be hatched in any one season. The males’ plumage really is superb! By Jennifer Carr
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Springtime is the start of new beginnings for all life forms. Domestic cats left to roam and feral cats (including farm cats) prey on local wildlife and have the potential to deplete wildlife population size and even cause local extinctions of species. The domestic cat (Felis catus) has been listed as a key threatening process to native wildlife under both Commonwealth and State legislation noting that cats vary their diet according to the availability of prey. A number of cats have recently been sighted roaming through the sand dunes of Ocean Grove, and we encourage all pet owners to be responsible and confine their pets to their private property and house them appropriately at night. Control programs, and responsible pet ownership can reduce the number of roaming and feral cats.
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Barwon Coast, your local coastal foreshore managers, has the responsibility for the management of 13km of coastal crown land from Collendina to Blue Rocks including our beautiful beaches in Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads and 13th Beach. We are also the manager of the Port of Barwon Heads and operate the Barwon Heads Caravan Park & the Riverview Family Caravan Park, Ocean Grove. Our Committee members are all local residents from Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads and are appointed by the State Government following the public advertising for expressions of interest.
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• Birds swoop to protect their territory, nest and young. • Avoid the area and take a detour. • Walk quickly away from the area. Do not run. Barwon Coast Committee of Management
Swooping Birds It’s nesting season for many of our terrestrial birds and the swooping season has commenced. Swooping birds may be a frightening experience. By understanding why native birds swoop and how to avoid them, the breeding season may be less stressful for both people and the birds. Birds swoop to protect their territory, nest and young. The birds generally swoop in a 50-metre radius, and most should cease swooping over the next few months. Destroying the nest site or eggs will only prolong the nesting period. To avoid being attacked, avoid the nest area and take a slight detour. Walk quickly from the area and try not to run. Protect your head and eyes. More information on swooping birds can be found at www.dse.vic.gov.au. Remember native birds are protected wildlife.
Access Works 8W Alderbaren Road Works to upgrade this access to the beach has been postponed. Notification of the proposed works start date will be announced soon.
Dogs on Beach Please remember that although dogs are allowed on most of the local beaches along the entire Ocean Grove Beach and the Barwon River beach they are to be under the direct control of the responsible person at all times. For all to enjoy the beach please remember your responsibility to scoop the poop, to pick up after your dog. I encourage you to contact me to discuss any issues related to the promenade etc and coastal management generally by phoning me on 5254 1371 Bob Jordan General Manager
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YOUNG ADULTS 12-17 YEAR OLDS Drop in/Youth Group Friday 9th October 6pm to 9pm During school term Cost: $5 per week in house activities, external excursions approx $15 Basic Hand Drumming Wednesday 5pm from 7th October Member Fee: $115 10x1 hour sessions Non Member: $125 10x1 hour sessions; Tutor: Scott McCutcheon Conga Drumming Workshop Saturday 1pm on 31st October Member Fee: $17 1x1 ½ hour session Non Member: $27 1x1 ½ hour session; Tutor: Scott McCutcheon Samba Drumming Workshop Saturday 1pm on 28th November Member Fee: $17 1x1 ½ hour session Non Member: $27 1x1 ½ hour session; Tutor: Scott McCutcheon
African Hand Drumming Saturday 1pm on 28th November Member Fee: $17 1x1 ½ hour session Non Member: $27 1x1 ½ hour session; Tutor: Scott McCutcheon PRIMARY ACTIVITIES Basic Hand Drumming Wednesday 5pm from 7th October Member Fee: $115 10x1 hour sessions Non Member: $125 10x1 hour sessions; Tutor: Scott McCutcheon Conga Drumming Workshop Saturday 1pm on 31st October Member Fee: $17 1x1 ½ hour session Non Member: $27 1x1 ½ hour session; Tutor: Scott McCutcheon Samba Drumming Wrokshop Saturday 1pm on 28th November Member Fee: $17 1x1 ½ hour session Non Member: $27 1x1 ½ hour session; Tutor: Scott McCutcheon African Drumming Workshop Saturday 1pm on 28th November Member Fee: $17 1x1 ½ hour session Non Member: $27 1x1 ½ hour session; Tutor: Scott McCutcheon FOR PRESCHOOLERS Music and Movement
2-3 year old class Monday 9.15am from 5th October Member Fee: $60 10x¾ hour sessions Non Member: $70 10x ¾ hour sessions; Tutor: Mandy Brilliant
Shining Stars (4-5 years old)
Monday 10.15 am from 5th October Member Fee: $60 10x¾ hour sessions Non Member: $70 10x ¾ hour sessions; Tutor: Mandy Brilliant
Playgroup (0-5 years old) Tuesday 9.30am from 6th October Friday 9.30am from 9th October Member Fee: $30 per term, for one day per week, $45 for two days per week. 9x1½ hour sessions Non Member: $40 per term, for one day per week, $55 for two days per week. 9x1½ hour sessions; Tutor: Lisa Davis 3 Year Old Playgroup Tuesday 11.15am from 6th October Member Fee: $40 9x2 hour sessions Non Member: $50; Tutor: Lisa Davis Nationally Recognised Training For some courses, training is provided with Victorian Government funding. Funding is available for eligible participants through Adult, Community & Further Education (ACFE) and the PETP priority program funding. Those seeking funded prices must meet the funding criteria to be eligible.
Workplace First Aid Level 1 Thursday 9.00am on 22nd October or Saturday 9.00am on 31st October Member Fee: $85 1x7 hour sessions Non Member: $95 1x7 hour sessions; Tutor: Kym Eden RTO: National First Aid Workplace First Aid Level 2 Thursday 9.00am on 22nd and 29th October or Saturday 9.00am on 31st October and 7th November Member Fee: $85 (funded) or $150 (unfunded) Non Member: $95 (funded) o r $160 (unfunded) 2x7 hour sessions; Tutor: Kym Eden RTO: National First Aid CPR Update Thursday 9.00am on 22nd October or Saturday 9.00am on 31st October Member Fee: $50 1x3 hour session Non Member: $60 1x3 hour session; Tutor: Kym Eden RTO: National First Aid Emergency Asthma Managment Wednesday 7pm on 7th October Member Fee: $65 1x3 hour session Non Member: $75 1x3 hour session; Tutor: Kym Eden RTO: National First Aid Anaphylaxis and Epi-Pen Training Wednesday 7pm on 9th December Member Fee: $65 1x3 hour session Non Member: $75 1x3 hour session; Tutor: Kym Eden RTO: National First Aid Certificate III in Aged Care Work (CHC30102) Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 6pm or Saturday and Sunday 9am in Term 1 2010 Fee: $430 (funded price including first aid. Additional charges for 1 text book at $75 to be purchased from OGNC, $25 for food safety practices including manual and OGNC family membership of $6) Payment plans available for this course. We are now taking expressions of interest. Tutor: Kerry Wilson RTO: Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre Inc. Apply Basic Food Supply Practices Saturday 9am on 10th October Member Fee: $85 (funded) 1x7 hour sessions Non Member: $95 1x7 hour session; Tutor: Dominic Stefanatus RTO: Diversitat Food Safety Supervisor Saturday 9am on 17th October Member Fee: $85 (funded) 1x7 hour sessions Non Member: $95 1x7 hour session Tutor: Dominic Stefanatus RTO: Diversitat Responsible Service of Alcohol Certificate Thursday 10am on 19th November Member Fee: $55 1x3 hour session Non Member: $65 1x3 hour session; Tutor: Steve Illingworth RTO: Leisure Networks Office Administration Course Tuesday 6pm and Fridays 9pm from 13th October Member Fee: $145 9 weeks x 10 hours per week Tutor: Martha Curry COMPUTER CLASSES Computers The Very Beginning Monday 9.30am from 12th October, Monday 9.30am from 16th November, Monday 7pm from 16th November Member Fee: $60 4x2 hour sessions Non Member: $70 4x2 hour sessions; Tutor: Allan Prosser
Wednesday 9.30am from 14th October. Member Fee: $70 (funded) 8x2½ hour sessions Non Member: $80 8x2½ hour sessions; Tutor: Allan Prosser Beginners Computers 2 (Next Step) “intermediate computers” Tuesday 9.30am from October 13th, Wednesday 6.30pm from 14th October Member Fee: $90 (funded) 8x2½ hour sessions Non Member: $100 8x2½ hour sessions; Tutor: Allan Prosser Trace your Family Tree on the Internet - Begginers Genealogy Wednesday 1.30pm from 21st October or Thursday 6.00pm from 22nd October Member Fee: $135 8x2 hour sessions Non Member: $145 8x2 hour sessions; Tutor: Lynne Webb Computer Drop In Thursday 1pm from 8th October Fee: Gold Coin per session 10x2 hour sessions Introduction to Workshop Monday 7pm from 12th October Member Fee: $80 4x2 hour sessions Non Member: $90 4x2 hour sessions; Tutor: John Walter Health & Wellbeing Yoga Tuesday 6pm from 6th October or Tuesday 7.30pm from 6th October Member Fee: $105 9x1½ hour sessions Non Member: $115 9x1½ hour sessions; Tutor: Jann Kemp Peace of Mind & Body Yoga Wednesday 9.30am from 7th October or Wednesday 6.30pm from 7th October Member Fee: $115 10x1½ hour sessions Non Member: $125 10x 1½ hour sessions; Tutor: Judy Stickland Introduction to Meditation Thursday 6.30pm from 8th October and Thursday 6.30pm from 12th November Member Fee: $39 5x1 hour sessions Non Member: $49 5x1 hour sessions; Tutor: Judy Stickland Meditation Group Thursday 7.45pm from 8th October and Thursday 7.45pm from 12th November Member Fee: $39 5x 1 hour sessions Non-Member: $49 5x 1 hour sessions; Tutor: Judy Stickland Breath, Stretch, Strengthen and Relax (Yoga) Thursday 10am from 8th October Member Fee: $145 10x 1 ¼ hours Non Member: $155 Tutor: Melanie McDonald Pre-natal Yoga Thursday 7pm from 8th October Bookings: Call Melanie McDonald on 0407 606 407 Or email: mbsyogacoaching@ gmail.com Mums and Bubs Yoga Wednesday 11.30am from 7th October. Bookings: Call Melanie McDonald on 0407 606 407 Or email: mbsyogacoaching@ gmail.com Pilates Thursday 6pm from 8th October Member Fee: $80 10x¾ hour sessions. Non Member: $90 10x¾ hour sessions; Tutor: Jane Green Belly Dancing Beginners Wednesday 7pm from 14th October Member Fee: $87 8x1 ¼ hour sessions Non Member: $97 8x1 ¼ hour sessions; Tutor: Lisa Craigen Advanced Wednesday 8.15pm from 14th October Member Fee: $87 8x1 ¼ hour sessions Non Member: $97 8x1 ¼ hour sessions; Tutor: Lisa Craigen
Indian Head Massage Wednesday afternoons from 7th October. Appointments at 2.30pm and 4.00pm or Friday mornings from 9th October Appointments at 9.30am and 11.15am Member Fee: $15 per session Non Member: $25 Practitioner: Lydia Warren
PHILOSOPHY AWARENESS Philosophy of Beginners
Monday 10am from 5th October Member Fee: $75 5x1 hour sessions Non Member: $85 5x1 hour sessions; Tutor: Mal Humphries Venue: OG Golf Club
Monday 12noon on 2nd November Member Fee: $35 1x1½ hour session Non Member: $45 1x1½ hour session; Tutor: Mal Humphries Venue: OG Golf Club
Core Strength Class
Tuesday 9.00am from 6th October Member Fee: $7 per session 9x1 hour sessions Non Member: $10 per session 9x1 hour sessions Fitness Instructor: Julie Armstrong
Thursday 9.00am from 8th October Member Fee: $7 per 10x1 hour sessions Non Member: $10 10x1 hour sessions; Fitness Instructor: Julie Armstrong
Gentle Exercise for over 55’s
Monday 11.00am from 5th October Member Fee: $7 per 9x1 hour sessions. Non Member: $10 9x1 hour sessions; Fitness Instructor: Julie Armstrong
Beginners Surfing for Women
Tuesday 9.15am from 27th October or Thursday 9.15am from 29th October Member Fee: $155 6x2 hour sessions Non Member: $165 6x 2hour sessions; Tutor: Heather Peck
Take a Hike
Friday 9am on 23rd October (Queenscliff) Friday 9am on 6th November (Pt Lonsdale) Friday 9am on 20th November (Barwon Heads) Friday 9am on 4th December (Ocean Grove) Member Fee: $10 per walk Non Member: $15 per walk Guide: Heather Peck
Beginners Mix & Match Fitness Tuesday 10am from 6th October Member Fee: $9 per 1 hour session Non Member: $12 per 1 hour session. Fitness Instructor: John O’Halloran
Wednesday 2pm from 7th October Fee: $10 per week 10x 1 hour sessions (Includes bus and entry to pool). Venue: Wallington Aquatic Centre
Beginners Tai Chi /Qi Gong
Wednesday 9.30am from 7th October Member Fee: $95 10x1 hour sessions Non Member: $105 10x1 hour sessions. Tutor: Sue Simpson
Tai Chi Continuing
Monday 6pm from 5th October Member Fee: $85 9x1 hour sessions Non Member: $95 9x1 hour sessions Tutor: Sue Simpson
Tai Chi Advanced
Wednesday 10.30am from 7th October Member Fee: $135 10x1 hour sessions. Non Member: $145 10x1 hour sessions. Tutor: Sue Simpson
Stress Managment Techniques
Thursday 1pm from 19th November Member: $46 2x2 hour sessions Non Member: $56 2x2 hour sessions Tutor: Therese Bryant
Wednesday 6pm from 14th October Member Fee: $30 4x1 hour sessions Non Member: $40 4x1 hour sessions Tutor: Lisa Dorman
“Mood” Support Group
Thursday 10am from 8th October Member Fee: $2 per week Non Member: $3.50 per week
Wednesday 10am from 21st October Member fee: $70 6x2 hour sessions Non Member: $80 6x2 hour sessions Tutor: Jean Bohuslave
Introduction to Astrology
Wednesday 1pm from 21st October Member Fee: $138 10x2 hour sessions Non Member: $148 10x2 hour sessions Tutor: Peter Burns
Christmas Cards and Wrap
Tuesday 1pm from 17th November Member Fee: $15 1x2 hour session Non Member: $25 1x2 hour session Tutor: Robert Foster
Tuesday 1pm on 24th November Member Fee: $15 1x2 hour session Non Member: $25 1x2 hour session Tutor: Robert Foster
Friday 1pm from 27th November Member Fee: $15 1x2 hour class Non Member: $25 1x2 hour class Tutor: Josie Wallis
Christmas Cake Decoration
Friday 1pm from 4th December Member Fee: $30 2x2 hour sessions Non Member: $40. Tutor: Josie Wallis
Christmas Lolly Tree
Saturday 1pm on 28th November Member Fee: $15 1x2 hour session Non member: $25 1x2 hour session Tutor: Julie Long
ARTS AND CRAFTS Cupcakes for Beginners
GENERAL INTEREST Basic Hand Drumming
Christmas Magic ‘n’ Sparkle
Trace your Family Tree on the Internet - Genealogy
Sunday 10am from 8th November Sunday 2pm from 8th November Member Fee: $100 2x3hour sessions Non Member: $110 2x3hour sessions. Tutor: Mandy Nix Sunday 10am on 29th November Member Fee: $240 1x6 hour workshop Non Member: $250 1x6 hour workshop Tutor: Mandy Nix
Saturday 1pm on 24th October and/ or Saturday 1pm on 14th November Member Fee: $9 for each 1x4 hours sessions. Non Member: $19each 1x4 hour sessions
Learn to Draw
Thursday 1pm from 5th November Member Fee: $138 6x 2 hour sessions. Non Member: $148 6x 2 hour sessions (+ $5 for materials) Tutor: David Bambrook
Friday 1pm from 23rd October or Saturday 10am from 24th October Member Fee: $138 6x2 hour sessions Non Member: $148 6x2 hour sessions (+ $5 for Materials) Tutor: David Bambrook
Monday 7.15pm from 19th October Member Fee: $138 6x2 hour sessions Non Member: $148 6x2 hour sessions (+ $5 for Materials) Tutor: David Bambrook
Lino Print Christmas Cards
Saturday 2pm from 14th November Member Fee: $35 2x1 ½ hour sessions. Non Member: $45 2x1 ½ hour sessions Tutor: Heather Peck
Christmas Cards and Wrap
Tuesday 1pm from 17th November Member Fee: $15 1x2 hour session Non Member: $25 1x2 hour session Tutor: Robert Foster
Tuesday 1pm on 24th November Member Fee: $15 1x2 hour session Non Member: $25 1x2 hour session Tutor: Robert Foster
Wednesday 5pm from 7th October Member Fee: $115 10x1 hour sessions Non Member: $125 10x1 hour sessions. Tutor: Scott McCutcheon Wednesday 1.30pm from 21st October or Thursday 6.00pm from 22nd October Member Fee: $135 8x2 hour sessions Non Member: $145 8x2 hour sessions. Tutor: Lynne Webb
De-clutter your Home and your Life Wednesday 1.30pm from 21st October Member Fee: $55 3x2 hour sessions Non Member: $65 3x2 hour sessions Tutor: Edna Russell
Monday 2pm from 5th October Member Fee: $2 per week x 9 sessions. Non Member: $3.50 per week x 9 sessions
Monday 1pm from 5th October Fee: $2 per week x 9 sessions Non Member: $3.50 per week x 9 sessions
Tuesday 7pm from 6th October Member Fee: $2 per session 9x2 hours Non Member: $3.50 per session 9x2 hours . Tutor: Malcolm Hughes
Italian for Beginners
Monday 12 noon from 5th October Member Fee: $135 9x1 ½ hour sessions Non Member: $140 9x1 ½ hour sessions. Tutor: Louise Stanley
Monday 1.30pm from 5th October Member Fee: $135 9x 1½ hour sessions Non Member: $145 9x 1½ hour sessions. Tutor: Louise Stanley
Monday 3pm from 5th October Member Fee: $135 9x 1½ hour sessions. Non Member: $145 9x 1½ hour sessions. Tutor: Louise Stanley
UFOs (Unfinished Objects)
COOKING CLASSES Sushi
Swan Bay Quilters
CHRISTMAS CRAFTS Lino Print Christmas Cards
Healthy Stir Fries
Monday 9.30am from 5th October Member Fee: $2.50 per week 9x2½ hour. Non Member: $3.50 per week 9x2½ hour Monday 7.30pm from 5th October Member Fee: $2 per week Non Member: $3.50 per week
Saturday 2pm from 14th November Member Fee: $35 2x1 ½ hour sessions. Non Member: $45 2x1 ½ hour sessions. Tutor: Heather Peck
Monday 6.30pm on 26th October Member Fee: $30 1x2 hour session Non Member: $40 1x2 hour session Tutor: Rosita Friend Monday 6.30pm 9th November Member Fee: $30 1x2 hour session Non Member: $40 1x2 hour session Tutor: Rosita Friend Monday 6.30pm 23rd November Member Fee: $30 1x2 hour session Non Member: $40 1x2 hour session; Tutor: Rosita Friend
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Simply designed for divine weddings DIVINE Boutique Floral Design is a unique new floristry business established on the Bellarine Peninsula by Jodi Lloyd and aimed mainly at the wedding and corporate market. Divine Boutique specialises in a variety of fresh and faux flower arrangements for weddings, corporate/ small business and to the general public, which is affordable and can be designed to Jodi Lloyd.
as world skills competitions. Jodi has recently moved to Ocean Grove from the Macedon Rangers. Away from business, Jodi enjoys spending time with family and friends. “I love the coast and its culture, I enjoy taking walks along the beach and exploring some of the walking tracks with my partner. I also love travelling and experiencing what Australia has
to offer”. “My business will bring a fresh and innovative approach, which will benefit Ocean Grove and the rest of the peninsula”. Divine boutique will also have a beautiful display of fresh and faux flowers at selected markets on the peninsula. To find out more see the website www.divineboutique. com.au
Adam’s got it fenced in ADAM Hague has recently become a Jims Fencing Franchise owner in Ocean Grove. Adam’s fiancé, Kristin is also involved in the Office Administration side of the business. “After working in the Hospitality Industry as a Chef for the last 13years, although passionate about cooking, I soon realised that as my Fiancé and I are expecting our first child, the Hospitality hours I had been working would not suit a young family. “So we decided to buy a Jims Fencing Franchise which we believe will give us the lifestyle that we are looking for as well as allowing me to work outdoors which I thoroughly enjoy. “I have lived in Ocean Grove for the last 13 years after moving from the Geelong area. “We are excited and looking forward to starting our business down here as we love the atmosphere and the friendly community that Ocean Grove offers. Jims Fencing specialises in all styles of fencing. “We would love to be involved in helping/ sponsoring the community in any way that we can with annual donations, fundraising etc. “My passions away from the business include playing the acoustic and electric guitar, cooking for my family and friends and football. “As a Jims Fencing Franchise owner I take pride in the quality of my work and the service that I offer and look forward to serving the Ocean Grove and surrounding communities.”
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suit any décor. The business has been set up as a mobile service, so Jodi can give her clients the flexibility to arrange an appointment according to their needs. Jodi is a qualified florist with six years experience in the floristry industry, she studied floristry at NMIT, she has also competed in The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, as well
New face at Roche Di Perry has just joined Roche Accounting as their new Office Manager. Previously she has worked at the ANZ bank (1976 to 1988) and then from 1988 to 2009 Di worked for Brown Cross and Davies which merged into WHK Day Neilson. She was also the proprietor of Barhams Ocean Grove Garden Supplies from 1990 to 1999. In her spare time, Di is a member of the Western Bulldogs footy club, loves walking and gardening. The staff at Roche are looking forward to her starting and know she will be an asset to Roche Accounting.
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The Voice Business Directory Accommodation
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Ocean Grove Voice, Sept 23-Oct 6, 2009 - Page 23
September at Signies
Open A winner Dean Cook.
Junior Girls winner Ginny Werner.
SOUL longboard club held its September comp in warm clean conditions at Sign Posts on 13th beach. With a big day of surfing and some warm stormy weather expected, the tents, pa, flags and Lazza’s BBQ were quickly set up, and the first heat was in the water by 8am. Once again there were some more new members keen to hit the water, and as you will see in the results they can surf too. The business end of the season is coming up and all heats and finals were hotly contested. As there are only 2 comps left everyone is keen to get some good results. The junior divisions had some great surfing on display with Ben Considine and Ginny Werner taking out their respective divisions. Chris Meier and Dean Cook look to be doing well in their divisions but the other placing’s still look to be open. Over 50’s is getting interesting with multiple winners so far and the open B had a new winner in Simon Johnston who is also a new member. Should shake things up a bit. East takes on West (Maladiction v SOUL) November 7.
Stay over at East Coast on the Saturday night. The next SOUL comp is October 17. Meet Ocean Grove main beach 7am Check www.soullongboardclub.com.au for more information. Results: Open A: 1. Dean Cook, 2. Matt Hayes, 3.Anthony Brown, 4. Ben Considine Open B: 1. Simon Johnston, 2. Tama, 3, Dale Croft, 4. Basha. Open women: 1. Kate Sullivan, 2. Ginny Werner, 3. Sam Sunderman, 4. Rosie Van Nathan McMahon. Driel. Trad: 1. Ben Considine, 2. Brent Wormsley, 3. Nathan McMahon, 4. Tim Edwards. Over 40s: 1. Chris Meier, 2. John Mercer, 3. Lee Considine, 4. Fletch Over 50s: 1. Andy Brown, 2. Harry Royal, 3. Herbie Jercher, 4. Gus Angleton. Jnr Boys: 1. Ben Considine, 2. Nathan McMahon, 3. Lachy Fletcher. Jnr Girls: 1. Ginny Werner, 2. Sam Sunderman. Reppa: 1. Craig Robertson, 2. Simon Thorn, 3. Brian Tucker, 4. Shane Ferns. By Andrew Brown
Surfing, dancing BILLABONG’S annual Girls Get Out There Tour returns to Ocean Grove on Tuesday September 29. Grab your boardies for a surf lesson, meet Billabong’s team riders, be ready to bust a move with Timomatic and Kat from So You Think You Can Dance and grab awesome giveaways from Sony, Girlfriend Magazine and Billabong! To register and to find out all the info, check out www.girlsgetoutthere.com.au today! Girls aged 12 years and older can secure their place in the line up for only $50, which includes a 90 minute professional surf lesson (run by accredited Surfing Australia surf schools), one hour dance class, live entertainment, competitions, giveaways and the chance to meet super cool Billabong surfers like Paige Houden, Bec Woods and Paige Hareb. The aim of the Girls Get Out There Tour is just that – to give girls the opportunity to be active and enjoy a fun sport like surfing and most importantly, have an absolute ball with their friends in an exciting beach party atmosphere. Timomatic is pumped for this year’s event. “This would be my first time at getting involved with something like this so it should be fun,” he said. “I can’t wait to meet the fans and teach them some of the freshest dance moves!” As well as groovers Timomatic and Kat,
also set to join us on the sand are Billabong ambassadors Paige Houden, Steph Hickey, Rebecca Ronald and 16 year old save the whales crusader Skye Bortolli. As founder of Teens Against Whaling, Skye will give a very fresh and important perspective on respect for the ocean, and all its precious inhabitants. If meeting some of the hottest stars ripping up the stage and the surf wasn’t exciting enough, this year, one of GGOT’s proud sponsors, Sony, will be giving away a Walkman MP3 Player and Cyber-shot camera to the winners of the Sony Danceoff Competition at each event! But no girl will leave the beach empty handed, having scored the Billabong show bag which includes a Billabong singlet, drink bottle, stickers, sunscreen, Sony headphones as well a Girlfriend magazine and more summer essentials! The Billabong Bus will be cruising south from Bundaberg, kicking off on Tuesday the 22nd of September, before hitting Kirra on Thursday the 24th, Terrigal on Saturday the 26th, Cronulla on Sunday the 27th before rounding out the east coast tour in Ocean Grove, Victoria, on Tuesday the 29th of September. Spots are going to disappear quickly, so be sure to register by visiting www.girlsgetoutthere. com.au or phoning the Billabong information line on 0755 899 958.
Pictures: Andrew Brown
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surfside waves - division 3 finalists
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surfside waves - under 15 champions
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ocean grove golf club open Alana Grimaund, Coastal Roofing, Margaret Gravett, president, Captain Sally Schaller and overall net winner Diane Roede.
Deyen Lawson, Jayden Zeinstra and Brendan Forssman. The 2009 Annual Ocean Grove Golf Club Open Tournament concluded on Sunday September 13 after six days of competition. The Tournament included men’s, ladies, veterans and mixed events and was well supported by our local members as well as competitors from Portarlington, 13th Beach, East Geelong, Queens Park, Inverleigh, Curlewis, Welshpool, The Sands, Donald, Wynyard (Tas.), Point Lonsdale, Queenscliff, Bannockburn, Lorne, Meredith, Barwon Valley, Amstel, Clifton Springs, Heathcote, Camperdown, Cobden, Barwon Heads and Torquay. Competitors had to endure very windy conditions at the start of the Tournament but conditions steadily improved towards the end. Overall 380 lady and men competitors competed in 7 events. The results for the Tournament are: Ladies 4BBB – Sponsored by: Hayden Real Estate Winners: Sally Schaller/ Wendy Fletcher 44pts Runners Up: Lyn Ann/Jill
Cowan 43pts Better Scores: Pam Cameron/Elaine Elliot 42pts Sue Morris/Jan Corrie 42pts Kay Cullum/Alice Page 41pts NTP 1st Elaine Elliot, 3rd Sally Schaller, 8th Leone Clay, 11th Sally Schaller, 13th Wendy Fletcher Mens 4BBB – Sponsored by Hayden Real Estate Winners: Graham King/ Kevin Page 44pts Runners Up: C/B Tim Frewings/Ian Butteriss 44pts Better Scores: James Stephenson/Ian Berry 43 pts NTP 1st Andrew Grange, 8th Peter Wheal, 11th Kevin Beardsley, 13th Kevin Page Sponsored by Windsor Management Insurance Brokers Mixed Ambrose Nett Winners: 53 5/8 Ursula Cole, A. Maloney, Myrna Maloney, David Cole Nett Runner Up: 55 6/8 Helen Stratton, Gary Renfrey, Mel Lusher, Pat Nuttall Best Gross 67 Count back: Jill Corcoran, Neville Corcoran, Bill Laver, Faye Laver
NTP Men 1st Chris Clark, 3rd Neville Corcoran, 8th Steve Hibble, 11th Bill Laver, 13th Dom Connor Ladies 1st Myrna Maloney, 3rd Faye Laver, 8th Jude McTaggart, 11th Karen Barker, 13th Karen Barwick Sponsored by Bellarine Memories and Kevin Conway Veteran Men’s Stableford Overall Winner & Bellarine Memories Perpetual Trophy: Colin Stephens 40 pts A Grade Winner: Stephen Steele 38 pts A Grade Runner Up: C/B Kevin Beardsley 38 pts B Grade Winner: John Bennett 38 pts B Grade Runner Up: Des Harris 37 pts c/b Noel Pike 37 pts NTP 1ST John Bennett, 8th Colin Stephens, 11th Brian Cackett, 13th Les Flower Sponsored by Hotondo Homes and Coastal Roofing Pty Ltd Ladies 18 hole Stroke Open Scratch Champion and Kevin Conway Perpetual Trophy: Mickey Knevitt 85 pts Overall Nett Champion and H & C Carmody Perpetual Trophy: Diane Roede 65 pts A Grade Gross Winner: Micha Evans 87 pts on c/b Marilyn Clifford 87 pts A Grade Nett Winner:
Sue McLean 71 pts - c/b Pam Cameron 71 pts B Grade Gross Winner: Betty Glasgow 96 pts B Grade Nett Winner: Helen Stratton 69 pts Veteran’s (Over 55) Best Nett: Jill Cowan 71 pts - c/b Pam Cameron 71 pts Special Award (37-45 handicap): Helen Smith NTP 1st Karen Barker, 3rd Marilyn Clifford, 8th Micha Evans, 11th Micha Evans, 13th Sylvia Foster. Merit Award Points 5 pts – Diane Roede, 4 pts – Sue McLean, 3 pts - Mickey Knevitt, 2 pts – Bev Wheeler, 1 pt – Marcia Williams SATURDAY 12TH September 2009 – Sponsored by Peter and Maris Williams Men’s 36 hole Stroke Open Scratch Champion and Ray Danks Perpetual Trophy – Jayden Zeinstra Overall Nett Winner and H & C Carmody Perpetual Trophy – Steve Arto AM Nett Winner: John Anderson PM Nett Winner: Badih Hachem A Grade Scratch Winner: Nick Lewis B Grade Scratch Winner: Garry Ward C Grade Scratch Winner: Andy Everett A Grade Nett Winner: David Smith B Grade Nett Winner: Mel Lusher C Grade Nett Winner: Robert McFarlane
Eagles Nest: L.McClusky 5th hole B. Crane 5th hole NTP A.M. 1st Nick Lewis, 3rd Nick Lewis, 8th David Robe, 11th Sean O’Connor, 13th Jayden Zeinstra P.M. 1st Jayden Zeinstra, 8th Dean Gills, 11th Rodger Harkin Sponsored by Drummond Golf Mixed Canadian Nett Winners: Ian McKerron and Ann Shuttleworth Nett Runner-Ups: Kevin Hayden and Jan Kent Gross Winner: Brian Ganly and Sharon Antonio 75 pts NTP Mens: 1st, Barry Jolley, 3rd Harrison Geall, 8th Brian Ganly, 11th Brian Ganly, 13th Mark Watson Ladies: 1st Sandra LeMaitre, 3rd Chris Jolley, 8th Sandra LeMaitre, 11, Sandra LeMaitre, 13th Paula Clark The Club would like to thank our major sponsors Peter and Maris Williams Custom Broker, Windsor Management Insurance Brokers, Coastal Roofing Pty Ltd, Hotondo Homes, Hayden Real Estate and all of our other sponsors whose generous sponsorship allows us to run this major Tournament. A special thanks also to the greenkeepers for presenting the Course in such a great condition and to all of our numerous volunteers whose valuable contributions have helped to make this Tournament such a success.
Micky Knevitt, open winner, with Chad Baker and Allie Barker of Hotondo Homes.
Open winner Jayden Zeinstra.
Back with a vengence Debbie Sharrock and Wendy Fletche (pictured left) have regained the Ladies 4-ball matchplay knockout after a ‘lapse of concentration’ last year. The pair have now won the competition five out of the last six years. Last year they lost on the 20th hole and Debbie said: “We are back with a vengence. We really wanted it this year.” Debbie also won the ladies singles matchplay knockout. She previously won it three years ago in 2006.
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senior football and netball presentations
Freo star visits juniors
OGCC president Neal Walter had the tough choice of picking just 25 kids to take part in the session but decided on the Under 12s premiership side. “It’s really good for the team to come together once more after the premiership win,” he said. The players had been excited since they found out they were to take part in the session. “We’re pretty lucky, it’s not often you get a superstar, a captain down here.” The Cobras were in for an extra treat with Matt staying back after the session to present the Under 12s and Under 10s with their premiership medals. OGCC players and curious locals then lined up for an autograph, a photo and a chat with the AFL star. Not his first time to Ocean Grove, Matt has made the trip from Western Australia once before while visiting friends. “I have come through here before…but just stopped for a coffee last time, it’s a nice spot though,” he said. Home Hardware’s Proper Training Session competition runs until May 2010. Visit www. homehardware.com.au for more details. By Carly Helweg. Under 18 award winners.
Elise Burgess, Britt Long and Lizzie Ryan - C Grade.
James Dalton (B&F) and Kelly Williams (RU B&F) - Seniors.
Claire Burchell, Bec Higgins and Katie Geerings - D Grade.
Phillipa Maloney with Alice Davis and the kitchen team.
Fitness for women on the go.
Paula Birch and Miranda Comer - A Grade.
Chae Biggins and Jimmy Stapleton - Reserves.
Laura Dreher and Michele Godfrey - B Grade.
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Cobras celebrate their most successful year
Grand Final Report: OGCC 1 vs Lara
U14 OGCC individual awards night at Club Grove U14 Best Club Person: Darren Moroney U14 OGCC1 Div 2 2009 B&F: Ashley Denneman B&F Runner Up: Zac Henderson Best 1st year player : Zaine Cordy Coaches Award: Alex Hackett Best Finals Player: Kyle King Encouragement Award: Ned Holland U14 OGCC2 Div 6 2009 B&F: Sean Dedini B&F Runner Up: James Stirling Coaches Award: Will Gant Most Improved: Charlie Bowers Best Finals Player: Patrick Malone Encouragement Award: Curtly Balshaw U14 OGCC3 Div 7 2009 B&F U14: Ryan Traynor B&F Runner Up: Jackson Gravener Most Consistent: Josh Prendergast Encouragement Award: Mitch Powell Coaches Award: Toby Featherby Collendina Sports Club Award: Joe Luppino OGF&N C Award: Joel Greewood
Ocean Grove Collendina Cobras u14 (2) award winners.
Sean Dedini - Best and Fairest OGCC U14 (2). Also Division 6 league best and fairest.
Left Ocean Grove Collendina Cobras u14 (3) award winners
Right: Ocean Grove Collendina Cobras u14 (1) award winners
We did it! After four unsuccessful attempts against Lara, including 3 losses by less than a kick, the mighty Cobras got them in the one that counts. Belief played a huge part in the win – belief in one another and belief in Mohrys and Marks game plan meant 22 contributors across the ground as it had been all season. Fantastic effort boys. Good luck to the boys going on to Under 16’s next year. Good luck also to the bottom aged boys as they develop into leaders of the team next season. Best : Kyle King, Ned Holland, Brayden Warren Goals: Zaine Cordy 2, Elliot Taylor 1, Paul Dreher 1 Final scores Cobras - 4.10.34 Lara – 2.5.17
Grand Final Report: OGCC 2 vs Newton & Chilwell Black ON hearing the news that the “Ones” had held out Lara for a memorable win, the Cobras’ seconds wanted to make it 2 from 2. Everyone was keen to get out onto the ground and even though a couple of players arrived with minutes to spare, the boys looked sharp and ready to play. Within a few minutes of the game starting, the coaching panel wasn’t too sure. Our trademark attack on the footy was missing in the first quarter and even though the likes of Luke Devereaux, Joey Luppino and Sean “Nugget” Dedini were getting their hands on the ball, as a team we weren’t getting first use and N&C were looking threatening. At quarter time the Cobras were floundering with only 2 minor scores while N&C had kicked a goal and were unlucky not to have a couple more. Already the back 6 were working overtime with James “Mad Dog” McGarry and Paddy Malone repelling several forward moves from N&C. The second quarter saw some more of the same, with N&C kicking 2 goals to really set the
Cobras on their backsides. With Paddy Malone moving into the centre, Matty “Ginger Hawk” Gibbs to centre half back, Hugh Attard into the ruck and Rob “The Doctor” Procter being let loose, the boys started to wind up and play the sort of footy that got them through to the “First Saturday in September”. Bradley “Tadders” Fendyk was coming into the game as well at half forward and changing through the middle with Nugget while Sam “Tangles” Leahy was lively when given the opportunity. It was the Nugget who got the boys on the scoreboard with a trademark opportunistic goal and we were away. This quarter saw the Cobras kick 3 goals in all from some pretty freeflowing footy (including a goal from The Doctor courtesy of a “generous” 50 metre penalty), and the desperation from Curtly Balshaw, the skill of Jackson Gravener and the ever-elusive Danny McManus saw the scores level at halftime. During the third quarter the Cobras really started to fire with great running from James “JP” Peers and Darcy “Besaulenko” Berry when they got the chance
as well as some brilliant defensive work from Charlie Bowers at half back and Ben Sanders at fullback. Curtly seemed to be everywhere across half forward, Will Gant was moved up from the back pocket and was getting into the play alongside Ryan “The Train” Traynor at centre half forward and James “Stirlo” Stirling was starting to find his feet in the ruck. With Josh Kehagias continuing to play no-nonsense calm-as-youlike football and Jakob Flynn starting to run through the ball, things started to happen for the Cobras. The quarter ended with Danny McManus, Tadders and Curtly all kicking goals and the back 6, with Jack “The Captain” Kong getting into the play, keeping N&C scoreless to give the Cobras a 3 goal buffer going into the last quarter of the season. Danny’s goal in particular is worth remembering as it came through a wonderful piece of play from “The Train” to collect the loose ball at centre half forward, spin towards goal and find Danny on his own with a perfect handball. Danny, of course, calmly slotted the goal and life was good for the Cobras.
N&C came out in the last quarter ready to play their hearts out for their club and mates and put the first goal on the board. A minor hiccup for the Cobra boys as they kicked the next goal 5 or 6 minutes later after some hard half back to half back footy. With only 5 minutes left in the game and the Cobras 3 goals up, Jacob Lane made his entrance into the game and immediately got a feel for the pressure of Grand Final footy and was probably thinking “how good is this” when the N&C boys bobbed up with the last 3 goals of the quarter. As the siren sounded, all eyes were on the scoreboard that read OGCC 2 – 7.3.45 N&C Black – 7.3.45. How did that happen? The coaching staff now had to settle their charges and get another 10 minutes of hard, desperate football from them. Two five minute halves after a heavy shower meant it was all or nothing. The first half of extra time was a see-sawing affair from one end of the ground to the other with neither side able to split the big sticks (or the small ones for that matter!). Everyone on the other
side of the fence was on edge and the barracking from both camps showed why this game of ours is so great. With no opportunity to talk to their charges at the end of the first 5 minutes, the 2 respective coaching panels could only hope that they had done their jobs during the year to see their side through. With the game well and truly up for grabs, the Cobras threw the Ginger Hawk up forward for some mobility and marking power and the move paid off. A solid mark at half forward saw the ball kicked to the “hotspot” at the top of the goal square. Tadders had followed the ball all the way to the square and, with the help of a terrific shepherd from the “One Armed Man” Jake Taylor, grabbed the mark and calmly goaled with only 2 minutes left in the game. The Cobras then went about attacking the goals again and even though they couldn’t grab another score, they had all done enough to keep the ball away from the other end of the ground long enough for the siren to sound ending an epic Grand Final. Final scores saw the OGCC 2 boys on 8.3.51 to
N&C Black 7.3.45. Commiserations and respect must go to the N&C boys and their officials for the way in which they played the game and also for their help with Jackson Gravener when he went down with what looked to be a serious neck injury during the game. After 70 minutes of tough, competitive footy in trying conditions, the Cobras FC had triumphed a second time for the day and were deserving winners after having been knocked about early in the season during the grading games. To their credit, they all kept their heads up, listened to their coaches and always enjoyed their footy. Congratulations to all 25 boys in the team, their coaches Brian “Baggsy” Berry, Matty Balshaw and Greg Taylor, their Team Manager Paul Sanders and their trainer Sue Berry. When it comes to footy, you get out of it what you put into it; and this group put in a lot between March and September and have done themselves, their parents and their club proud and have conducted themselves like young men whilst doing it. Congratulations to all of you!
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cobras 10 & 12 - team presentations ‘09
Left: Cobras under 10 Blue.
Left: Cobras under 12 Orange.
Left: Cobras under 12 Blue.
Right: Cobras under 12 White.
Cobras take the double in Lightening Premiership On Saturday August 29, the Ocean Grove – Collendina Cobras Junior Football Club Under 10 and Under 12 combined teams played in the ECLL Lightening Premiership competition against Leopold, St. Albans and Barwon Heads teams at Leopold Memorial Reserve. The Under 10’s went through undefeated and the Under 12’s came through to take out the Premiership against Leopold. A magnificent result for this Junior Football Club. Below is a summary of the competition. Under 10 Cobras They were not wrong when they called it a “lightning premiership” were they! The mighty Cobras Under 10 side had never seen weather like it. Torrential rain and cold on the last day of footy for the season but did it slow the boys down? Not a chance. Gathered under a make shift shelter the combined side hung on every word of coach Brett “bomber” Pearson. He tried to harness their enthusiasm and from the first bounce, it was clear that the Cobras had come to play. They used their silky skills, superior team play and hard at the ball attitude all day, taking 3 hard fought wins from 3 games against Barwon Heads, St Albans and Leopold to give them a perfect run into a much anticipated Grand Final against the big green giants of
Leopold. The rematch against Leopold was a fantastic game watched by a large crowd of just as excited friends and family and not a supporter would have felt short changed by what they witnessed. It was a battle of the highest skills and determination, which see sawed until the final siren. Then as the rain settled and the attention turned to the scorecards it was realised the game had ended in a thrilling draw. On a count back the mighty Cobras were awarded the first ever Under 10 shield and there were massive cheers and smiles all round. The boys fully deserved this victory as they obeyed every instruction from Brett and played fantastic disciplined footy. They sang the song loud and proud, over and over again until the parents finally had to pull them apart to go home. Over the course of the games there were many outstanding individual efforts, too many to mention but it was the ‘team first” footy ethic which the coach enforced which made these little champs so great on the day. Great effort Cobras! Under 12 Cobras On a day when even the ducks stayed inside and there was as much water coming up from the ground as was falling from the sky the winners were going to be determined by who could adapt
the quickest to the very unfamiliar conditions presented for the day. The Cobras met their rivals from over the bridge in the first game and set out to prove that the player rotation policy produced the most experienced players in all positions and could adapt quickly to any situation. It was tough going in patches of water up to 25mm deep, there was no bouncing and accuracy was critical. Barwon Heads was not able to match it with the Cobras who had their first win on the board for the day. Playing their first two games back to back, the Cobras made some changes to the team and with some fresh legs went in to battle with St Albans. Again, it was a tough encounter with some very wet and tired players but with the experience gained from the last game and a strong defence, Cobras left the field with a second win of the day. With the long break ahead (80 minutes), the boys and Georgia retreated to shelter, hot drinks dry clothes and several kg of lollies for a much needed break from the rain. As the weather started to clear, and with a fresh set of jumpers, the Cobras returned to the field to face the home team Leopold (the team to beat). With the home ground advantage, Leopold wasted no time in getting the first scores on the board. The Cobras were left a little
flat footed and Leopold needing a win for a chance to make the final. They won convincingly. At the end of three games each Saint Albans with an undermanned team were knocked out and with two wins each to the other three teams, there was a nervous wait while the mathematicians worked out percentages. Barwon Heads came in third, and were knocked out on percentage, which was a bit of a surprise considering their very strong season. The rain had stopped for the last game of the day but left some very slippery conditions. With some fresh legs, buoyed enthusiasm and inspiring words from the coach Anthony Gravener, the Cobras hit the field with the determination to make the day theirs. Although Leopold gave the Cobras an early show of skill and home ground enthusiasm, the Cobras managed to get the first score on the board. With a huge amount of confidence, the Cobras set their defence strong and let the forwards do their work to win convincingly. The day was a huge success for the Cobras winning both the U10 and U12 lightening premierships. With such a huge team effort there were too many names to mention for best on ground, the boys and Georgia did a fantastic job to come together from three separate teams and work so well together on the day
Cobras under 10 Orange.
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under 18 premiers
OCEAN Grove defeated Torquay on Saturday, 12th September in beautiful conditions at Spring Creek Reserve to win the 2009 BFL U/18s premiership. The win was a fitting reward for the Grubbers, whose single loss for the year was to Torquay. The home ground advantage for the Tigers was no
By MATT GIBBS match for Ocean Grove’s pace and skill, with the Grubbers taking away a 25-point win and another trophy for the Ocean Grove Football Club cabinet. It really was a grand final atmosphere at Torquay; a giant TV screen showing
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a live broadcast of the game was erected on one corner of the oval, and the aggression from the supporters was fierce although the day was still young. The match had a slow start, and scoring was rare early on into the match. The play was congested, and for all but some instances both teams found it to hard to find space for players to run into. Grove’s Sandy Neville kicked the first goal of the match 13 minutes into the 1st quarter to get the scoring underway. At quarter time, Ocean Grove led by 4 points with the Tigers yet to score a goal. The sustained defensive pressure meant that both teams still struggled to put points on the board
early in the 2nd quarter, until the Grubbers’ Nathan O’Callaghan roved the pack from a big marking contest inside 50 and kicked truly to score a goal. Ten minutes into the 2nd quarter and with Torquay still yet to score a goal, Ocean Grove were starting to build a buffer with a 22 point lead. Another goal a minute later and the Grubbers were establishing some momentum. Grove let it slip late in the first half however, and a lot of the Grubbers’ hard work was undone, with two relatively simple goals going to Torquay who may have pulled back the margin further had the half time siren not beaten them to it. The Tigers were coming back and Grove were going to
have to lift the intensity if they didn’t want to be overrun by a determined Torquay side. The goals were few and far between in the 3rd quarter, the only one scored in it was by the Grubbers 11 minutes in. The Tigers had chances to reel in the margin but missed simple set shots. Torquay’s Isaac Baker had an opportunity late in the quarter but a great rundown from the Grubbers’ Kane Reardon turned it over and the ball was moved up the Grubbers’ end. At three quarter time Ocean Grove lead by 19 points, however the job was far from finished. After the ball was continually in dispute early in the last quarter, play was held up as Ocean Grove’s Jack O’Shea was
polaxed midway through the quarter. The teams took that as an opportunity to rally the boys to give their everything, willing them to help their side win the premiership. The Grubbers’ Harrison Foott took a mark on the goal square 10 minutes into the final quarter and kicked Grove’s second goal for the term, virtually putting the game beyond doubt with the margin standing at 33 points. The Tigers kicked a goal late but the result was already determined with Ocean Grove soon to be crowned premiers. The Grubbers finished with a 25 point win, with inaccurate goalkicking by both teams not a factor as Grove proved too strong on the day. Players were euphoric
as the siren sounded, celebrating and singing the theme song with emphasis and gusto. The boys then moved to the scoreboard area and gratefully thanked retiring timekeeper Alice Davis. Later at the medal presentation, co-captains Adam Donald and Matthew Davies proudly held aloft the premiership trophy along with coach Matt Tyrrell. The premiership a deserving reward for a team rarely challenged throughout the 2009 season. FINAL SCORES Ocean Grove 8.12 (60) Torquay 4.11 (35) Saturday 12th September at Spring Creek Reserve, Torquay
senior netball season wrap THE end of the Netball season saw most of the junior netball teams play in finals. This was the first year for a long time that no senior teams were involved in finals. The A and the B grade teams finished 5th, although they were competitive just not quite good enough. D grade were also competitive while C grade found the season a tough one. The two Bellarine U/13 teams went all the way and won the big prize. Congratulations to the two coaches, Brooke Davis and Cathy Sullivan, and all of the girls. Grand Final day was a busy one for our girls as a few won Bellarine Awards. Best in Final 13/U div2 Rebecca Watson Best in Final 13/U div1 Kelsy Ollis The Rhom and Haas Junior award Jayne Fendyke. Bellarine Eq.Best and Fairest 15/U Jess
Morris. GFL.Friday Night Comp. Best and Fairest 17/u Millie Leahy. GFL Friday Night Comp. Best and Fairest 15/U Ally Bamford. Senior Presentation was held on Saturday night, the Netball awards started the night off. D grade Best and Fairest Claire Burchell. Runner Up Katie Geerings. Coches award Rebecca Higgins .C grade Best and Fairest Lizzy Ryan. Runner Up Brittany Long. Coaches Award Elyse Burgess. B grade Best and Fairest Abbey Benjamin. Runner Up. Laura Dreher. Coaches Award Rochelle Godrey. A grade Best and Fairest Miranda Comer. Runner Up Charlotte Vines.
Coaches Award Paula Birch. Senior Aggrigate winner Lizzy Ryan. Umpires award Emily Holahan. * Congratulations and thankyou to all of our coaches on a wonderful season. A special thankyou to Megan Blake-Urehn and Paula Birch for taking on the daughnting task of the top two sides. It is at times a tough job and not always a plesant task, so thankyou again for your time. Congratulations to Lizzie Wilkens who has been selected in the Barwon Region 17/U side. Congratulations also to Sharni Godfey and Elkanah Foott for being selected in the Open Barwon Region Team. What a great achivement and good luck in the tournament. Lorraine Birch • Awards pictures page 27
grubbers - reserves premiers
OCEAN Grove enhanced its status as one of the elite clubs of the Bellarine Football League with the Grubbers Under 18’s and Reserves premiership wins at the BFL Grand Final. Ocean Grove were the only BFL club to have two of its teams competing on the league’s biggest calendar day - BFL Grand Final day on September 12 at Torquay’s Spring Creek Reserve. The Reserves 9.9.63 secured a hard-fought 16-point win over a gallant Barwon Heads 6.11.47, while the Under 18’s Grubbers 8.12.60 claimed back-to-back flags with a 25-point win over arch rival Torquay 4.11.35. Since 1982 when the BFL Under 18’s were introduced, the Grubbers elite junior team have won 10 flags, on average that is one premiership every three years. Meanwhile victorious Reserves non-playing coach Shane Bailey, who played and coached the Grubbers to a premiership win in 2007, said it was a memorable day for the Grubbers. Ocean Grove, who have won three of past four BFL reserves flags, claimed its 14th reserves
premiership since the league formed in1971. “It is always a fantastic feeling it is just hard to describe, it is the euphoria I suppose,” Bailey said after the match. “It is a magnificent day for the club, you’ve got the Under 18’s winning (a premiership as well) and it was a magnificent way to send Bones (Damian Clark) out.” It was the fairytale finish for Ocean Grove legend Damian ‘Bones’ Clark, who has played more than 300 games and featured in numerous premiership sides for the Grubbers over the past two decades. Fittingly Clark, who told Bailey a couple weeks before the match he would retire at season’s end, sealed the game with a crucial match winning tackle and subsequently converted a goal in the dying minutes of the last quarter. “He (Clark) has played in lots more premierships than most
people could ever dream of, he has had a very decorated career,” Bailey said. In only his third year at the Grubbers, Bailey said the win was sweeter than the Grubber 2007 premiership triumph. “I think this is a little bit sweeter in a way, to get two (premierships) in three years and be able to see a new group of guys coming through,” said Bailey, who spent more than 20 years at the East Geelong Football Club prior to joining Ocean Grove. “To take a new challenge of coaching just off the field, look 2007 was special because it was my first year at the club and I’ll always remember that.” Ocean Grove grabbed an early lead over its battle of the bridge rivals, although the Seagulls were always biting at the heels of the Grubbers and remained in the contest until late in the last quarter. The Grubbers led from start to finish with Barwon Heads getting as close as 11 points in the final quarter. Utility Chae Biggins, who was involved in a car accident on his journey to Spring Creek Reserve
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in Torquay for Ocean Grove’s Round 17 fixture, capped off a brilliant day with 20 possessions and booted two goals and was awarded the medal for being the best player in the Grand Final. “I didn’t ask him (Chae Biggins about the car incident), maybe he thought (coming to Torquay) was a bit of a bad luck charm, but luckily it doesn’t work out that way,” Bailey said. Exciting forward James Stapleton continued his stellar season for the Grubbers kicking three goals and picked up 20 disposals, while Shaun Fankhauser was an effective player with 22 possessions and created plenty of midfield drive. In the BFL senior Grand Final Drysdale ended a 24year premiership drought and defeated the highly-fancied Geelong Amateur by 18 points. In other news, supreme midfielder James Dalton has been crowned as Ocean Grove’s senior best and fairest winner for 2009, finishing ahead of excitement machine Kelly Williams (second), while the ever reliable Ben Ricardo made the top three.
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Freo’ star at the Snake Pit
THE Under 12 Cobras lived every young footballer’s dream on September 8 taking part in a training session with AFL player, Matthew Pavlich. The OGCC were winners of an Australia-wide Home Hardware competition for clubs to earn a Proper Training Session with a sporting star. The freezing weather and threatening storm clouds didn’t deter the under 12 Lightning Premiership team from running drills with the Fremantle Dockers captain. Paul Drake from Home Hardware Ocean Grove watched as the players eagerly ran
around the ground with Matt. “It’s just about as good as I’ve seen them train, they’re trying to impress I think,” he said. Matt was suitably impressed noticing the effort they were putting in for him. “I’ve had a ball and the kids were fantastically behaved, keen to impress I think,” he said. Undaunted by the Victorian weather, he enjoyed working with the next generation of potential AFL players. “It’s a community based program that I have really enjoyed being part of.” Continued Page 27.
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