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Mozzie busters are back DEMAND for a summer in Ocean Grove is still high despite the global financial crisis and if anything may help to increase it. Local accommodation providers believe that people are choosing to take local weekend trips away, rather than taking longer trips further away.

“If anything I think the GFC has helped local tourism, we are getting a lot of interstate guests making the most of cheap domestic travel, arriving at Avalon travelling in and around our region” said Kate Casely from Terrace Lofts Apartments. Ti-Tree Village cottages has found that there is a “round about effect” because Ocean Grove is closer to Melbourne in comparison to other costal towns on the Great Ocean Road. Rising petrol prices and families finding less time to go on holidays have also directed people to our seaside town. During the first six months of this year Australia’s international tourism is down two per cent compared to the same time last year. But Martin Ferguson, the Minister for Tourism, states that although the GFC may be causing fewer people to travel, it is a global phenomenon. “Declining visitation will rightly be of concern to the industry however it is important to recognise that many comparable destinations are recording falls well

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beyond 10 per cent,” said the MP. Locally, because international tourism is down, Ocean Grove will be competing with Melbourne accommodation properties who reduce their rates to attract the local market. But it seems that Ocean Grove’s summer tourism market is not under threat and is on course for a good summer with similar trends to other years. Summer demand is still very high as well as the shoulder seasons with people preferring to pre book, sometimes even 12 months in advance, so as not to miss out. Barwon Coast, which runs Riverview Family Caravan Park as well as the Riverside Camping Area, stated that virtually all their campsites and built accommodation have been pre booked for summer. Over past summer months, Terrace Loft apartments usually have 100 per cent pre-booked occupancy and currently 80 per cent of those months are prebooked. Take A Break rentals own 38 properties in Ocean Grove and 60% of those are already booked out over summer and they are expecting further bookings with

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August and September being the peak booking times. Kate Casley suggests that local tourism also provides local traders an opportunity to showcase their businesses while benefiting financially, it helps hospitality providers as well as community venues such as the bowling club and surf life saving club and provides summer jobs. Barwon Coast’s General Manager Bob Jordan agrees that the influx of tourists can benefit the town and it’s surrounding areas. “From our perspective, tourism (use of our caravan parks, accommodation etc) provides Barwon Coast with funding to undertake its responsibilities in coastal management including the presentation of our beaches and surrounds, beach access tracks, car parks, amenity blocks, BBQ’s etc plus caring for our coastal vegetation. “The greater the surplus funds we generate from the operation of our caravan parks the greater we can invest into our coastal management role at no cost to the local community,” said Bob Jordan. Trends are showing that economic holiday opportunities are winning over holidaymakers and although Ocean Grove can feel a little cramped for locals, with our population swelling four times its usual number over the summer, it is good news for the town.

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Thanks from serviceman ANZAC biscuits are just one of the things that remind soldiers like Colonel Adam Findlay of home. Colonel Findlay who is serving in Afghanistan joined the army when he was 18, frequently visits his parents who have lived in Ocean Grove for 24 years. He received the Order of Australia for his operational work as the Commanding Officer of The Royal Regiment (parachute) in 2006. His parents, George and Jeanne, say that their son and his colleagues are very grateful for the parcels sent by the RSL. The RSL Australian Forces Overseas Fund (RSL AFOF) provides support to all Australian Defence Force and Australian Federal Police personnel serving overseas. Parcels are just one of the things that help to bring a little bit of home to wherever these men and women are serving. Items such as ANZAC biscuits, glucose confectionary, salted peanuts, dried fruit, muslin bars, cake, lollies, RSL newsletters and a letter of appreciation on behalf of Australians make their way all over the world to servicemen and women twice yearly. “Adam introduced some Canadian soldiers he is working with to ANZAC biscuits,” said George.

Colonel Findlay, who is 42, is serving near Kabul and assists in the organisation of the activity of 40,000 troops. Having already served there for four months, he will remain there until December. His father explained it was a dangerous and stressful area and it is something that the Ocean Grove RSL’s Vice President Ron Johnson, who served in Vietnam, knows a lot about and understands the importance of endeavours such as the AFOF. “When I was in Vietnam I heard that they were sending these packages, but one never reached me,” he said. The AFOF had its beginnings with the provision of Christmas parcels to members of the Australian Army serving in Vietnam in 1963 and was officially established in 1966. The sending of comfort parcels to troops was not a new initiative and almost every town and community throughout Australia had at some time an auxiliary committee who organised, prepared and packed parcels for dispatch to those serving in WW1 and WW2. The RSL AFOF is indebted to the volunteers who give their

time for others and it is up to the community to help these initiatives continue. “All our funding comes from the public, it’s important for the Ocean Grove community to keep the RSL in their minds because we rely 100 per cent on donations for these kinds of things” Ron said. It is the volunteers who sell poppies and ANZAC badges and the money helps the Ocean Grove RSL club support people who need it. The RSL club aim to ensure that all ex service and service men and women and their dependants are provided with adequate welfare and care services. “Any time an ex serviceman or woman falls on hard times we give them all the support and help that we can” Ron said. So although places such as Afghanistan and the events that are occurring there can seem like a long way from our seaside town, George and Ron agree that soldiers such as Colonel Findlay appreciate and deserve the support. “It’s nice that somebody’s thinking about them,” George said. To make a donation or volunteer visit or get in touch with the Ocean Grove RSL club: PO Box 25, 18 The Terrace, Ocean Grove. ph: 5255 1540

Plant a bulb for the planet TWO local businesses are helping keep one of the most toxic waste products on the planet from ending up in landfill. Mitre 10 in Wallington and Home Hardware in Ocean Grove are acting as collectors for a Rotary district project that offers locals a convenient, safe and costfree way to dispose of used fluorescent lamps. Fluorescent lamps contain mercury, the most toxic pollutant after radioactivity. More than 10,000 tonnes of mercury contaminated waste is contained in landfills across Australia every year, causing a hazard for waste industry workers and threatening to contaminate ground water. The ‘blinky bulb’ project, organized locally by the Rotary Club of Ocean Grove, collects the lamps in boxes then transports them to a central point for collection for recycling. More details at www.

Coastal volunteer workshop AS part of Barwon Coast’s commitment to protecting the coastal environs of the Barwon Coast, and working with community groups, the next Coastal Environment Volunteer Organisation Workshop will be held on Thursday September 3 at the Ocean Grove Surf Club. This workshop, as identified at the ‘Meet and Greet’ workshop held November 2008, is to discuss vegetation management and look at potential vegetation priority areas. RSVP maddie@

Bus is coming Geelong and Bellarine residents will benefit from an additional 400 weekly bus services as part of the Brumby Labor Government’s $80 million package to boost local public transport links – but Ocean Grove won’t see the benefits until next year. Public Transport Minister Lynne Kosky announced that from September 7 residents in Newcomb, East Geelong, Breakwater, Whittington, Belmont, Grovedale, Waurn Ponds and St Albans Park would benefit from more frequent services and longer operating hours It will improve connections for people living and working in Leopold, Ms Kosky said The second stage of improvements will be introduced next year and will include a new central bus interchange in Moorabool Street and better bus connections for residents in Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads, St Leonard and Queenscliff and several other Geelong areas. For more information about regional services and fares, visit www. or call 136 196.

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Local fire crews called to help in Jetty Road tragedy OCEAN Grove and Wallington firefighters were called to help deal with the tragic house fire in Clifton Springs last week. The Jetty Road house fire claimed the lives of Ashlee Holloway, 24, along with her four young children Brodie, Thomas, and twins Cooper and MacKenzie, all under two years of age. Her husband Aaron Holloway, 31, survived with serious burns and smoke inhilation. The fire ripped through

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their home in the early hours of Sunday morning. The fire was so intense it caused spot fire concerns on neighbouring properties. The Grove pumper and Wallington crews played a support role in the operation which also involved Drysdale and Portarlington fire crews. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined. The property has now been fenced off and is being marked by a growing number of tributes.

The scene of the tragedy that claimed five lives.

Mozzie missions to treat a similar sized area this season.” Cr Doull said continued monitoring of mosquito larvae activity would determine the level of treatment. “The number of mosquitoes is determined by a range of factors including temperature, rainfall and tide levels. Monitoring is really important as it helps us to determine the level of treatment needed.” “Currently, levels remain low,” he said. The mosquito control products used in aerial spraying are larvicides called Bacillus thuringiensis isralensis (Bti) and s-Methoprene. These products only affect mosquito larvae. The Council says tht people, pets and

WITH the warmer weather around the corner, the City of Greater Geelong’s mosquito treatment program has started. The City’s Environment and Sustainability portfolio holder Cr John Doull said aerial and ground based treatments began last week. “Last week the aerial treatments were applied to wetlands between Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads. This week the helicopter will target other parts of the Bellarine,” he said. “The mosquito treatments will be fairly intensive for the first few months so we can help keep breeding levels as low as possible.” “Last season we treated around 2,600 hectares, and we expect

AS the Voice went to press the scheduled sinking time for exHMAS Canberra was 9am on Saturday September 12. The ship is due to be scuttled as a diving wreck some 4km off the Collendina coast. According to the HMAS Canberra website the ex HMAS Canberra is scheduled to be towed by tug from the grain wharf in North Geelong out to the sinking site on Thursday September 10, weather permitting. It is then understood that an exclusion safety zone would be imposed around the ship, the distance of which is not yet known. The Voice website www.oceangrovevoice. com will post detailed timings for all of the above as and when they are released. All of this is of course highly dependent on the weather and ocean conditions.

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the general environment are not adversely affected by the aerial treatments. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water bodies and Council officers help identify and treat areas that are likely breeding sites. However, it is important that people take precautionary measures around the house to eliminate any potential mosquito breeding areas.

Grove fire crews have responded to two calls in the town during the last week, at Marlin Drive and Marine Parade as well as the one to Jetty Road and another in Torquay where the brigade’s thermal imaging equipment was needed.


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SCREENACTORS in Ocean Grove has been out and about capturing a couple of the town’s unique assets – the Monday night open mics and the Let Em Loose kids and parents zone. The short flicks - part of a series called ‘On the Bellarine’ have been loaded up on You Tube and are already linked from the Ocean Grove Voice website. Now ScreenActors manager Peter Richards is encouraging locals to offer up ideas for stories about a few more of the town’s quirky assets. Peter said: “We chose the Bar Deli Open Mic night because it is so different. “While everyone else is having a quiet night in on a Monday night, Ocean Grove is out doing its thing, showing that it’s a relaxed coastal town.” The Bar Deli film features local actors as well as local punters and musicians talking to camera at the venue. If you have ideas for a film about quirkier aspects of our town email news@ or call 5255 3233.

Search for Workmanship Award nominees IT’S time to nominate a local person for the annual Rotary Pride in Workmanship Awards. Vocational service is one of the original Four Avenues of Service for Rotarians and for this reason, the Rotary Club of Ocean Grove intends to continue to promote local vocational excellence by awarding of Pride in Workmanship Awards at a Club meeting focused on Vocational service on October

20. Last year two awards were made to Linda Ryan and Marilyn Pattison at Ian Pattison Jewellery. The Rotary Club of Ocean Grove’s Vocational Service team has already asked club members to identify businesses who have employee(s) they would like to put forward as candidates. In addition, the team would welcome direct nominations from

members of the local community and local businesses. Nominations should provide basic contact information including: Name of Company or Employer Business Address, Nature of Business, Contact at Business, Name and contact number of the Nominee. Each nomination for the Rotary “Pride of Workmanship” Award will need to state

the basis for nomination, considering attributes such as job competence, consistency of effort and enthusiasm, initiative to work independently, and the maintenance of an approachable yet businesslike relationship with co-workers and customers. Nominations should be sent by September 14 to the Rotary Club of Ocean Grove, P.O. Box 252 Ocean Grove, 3226.


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Grove brings out its treasures

Nancy Dohnt with her doll and christening robe, which is older than 90 years, and Lindsay Plumridge’s rulers.

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UNITING Church ‘Collectables Appraisal’ was held Saturday afternoon, raising more than $600 to support outreach work. Guest appraisers Vanessa Crew and Adam Truscott, from ‘The Collector’ in Murrumbeena worked steadily all afternoon giving of their time and expertise to appraise an interesting and varied range of collectables inherited from times past and not so long ago. Vanessa and Adam continued to work till very late afternoon to appraise all the items brought to the hall. People who attended were able to have a maximum of three items appraised and were given a numbered ticket on arrival so items could be dealt with numerically. The organisers of the event say it was an “outstanding success” but apologise to a number of people who were unable to get their items valued. During the afternoon over 200 items were appraised and valued with their owners learning about the manufacturing history of their items through

markings and styles. More than 150 people moved through the church hall during the afternoon and had the opportunity to look at some Collections on display - four generations of wedding dresses (Pat Reid, Ocean Grove), rulers (Lindsay Plumridge from Geelong), ornamental sewing machines (Helen Baum, Ocean Grove), stamp collectors memorabilia (Dianne Sapwell, Ocean Grove), bookmarks (Beryl Bainbridge, Ocean Grove), postcards (Jean Konings, Ocean Grove) and thimbles (Jean Gunn, Ocean Grove). The crowd enjoyed afternoon tea, while watching the items being appraised. Over $600 was made and

all proceeds from the Collectors Appraisal will be sent to the Uniting Church Annual Share Winter Appeal to support outreach in the wider community. “Thanks were extended to all involved in making the day possible, “ said co-ordinator Judy Greer.

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Thanks to Star of the Sea School Dear Editor Members of the Ocean Grove Cancer Support Group were invited to attend a presentation on August 6. This was such a memorable occasion with staff and the students who had made individual posters for this Cancer Support Group. There are 30 colourful, informative, eye catching posters that will be displayed in community centers, shopping centers, libraries etc. to advertise the activities of the group.

It is wonderful to receive such a contribution to help bring about awareness of the presence of such a supportive group in the region. A Certificate of Appreciation was presented to the school for the wonderful contribution. It is pleasing to know that kindness still prevails in our area. Many thanks to all concerned Rob Burns. Ocean Grove Cancer Support Group

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day in the life - mark stone

Mark Stone, runs Ocean Grove’s auctions. I GREW up in England collectors and it rubs off and when I was 10, I on you. I always admired moved to Wales. We had their items but did not a farm and a riding stable think much about it until of 50 horses. My Parents I married my wife. were always busy running She helped run auctions it but this was a good with her Father, Kevin, outdoors life. We used in Portland for a number to have holiday children of years and I thought it at the riding school so would be a good idea to evening meals were quite start up one in O/G. often for about 20. With After a bit of badgering, all this riding exposure, Kevin went ahead and I never took to it and organized one in the although I can ride a horse old Hall which is where well, I much preferred the the Library now stands. farming side. Our first auction was in The Primary school I October 1989 and in 1991 attended was right in the we moved the venue to middle of our farm so I the current location which would walk through 2 used to be an antique fields (paddocks) to get centre. Kevin was my there. This is my most mentor and we took over common memory of this the business from him school as I would stop in 1992 when he moved and pet the horses on the to Queensland. He has way. I was sent to boarding recently returned to O/G school for 6 years and and is now working with then moved to a local us. school in Carmarthen. Our business is I then studied Farm Woodlands Auctions. We Management at the Royal specialize in antiques and Agricultural College for 3 get shipments of English years. & French antiques sent I was farming with my over on a regular basis. We Father in Canada for 6 have a wide base of local years and then met my vendors, so get a good Australian wife. I moved variety of Australian & to Australia and managed European items on offer. a farm in Whittlesea for a It is surprising the amount year. and variety of items that I found it hard working exist in this area and we for someone else as I was are always grateful of the not being involved with support we get from our much of the decision clients. How many small making and felt more like towns can boast their own a farm labourer. We then auction room? moved to Ocean Grove Every day is different. and I got involved with The most common antiques. parts of my day are the It was quite a change answering of emails, from my farming phone and constant background to antiques. bookwork. I do a number My Grandmother of callouts mainly in this and Parents have been area and Geelong but also

Melbourne occasionally. I travel to see people for mainly big items to see if they are suitable for us and to give them values. As we get closer to the monthly auction, we are busy setting up, lotting and putting the catalogue on the internet. Then we have our viewing days and sale day. It becomes an intensive week and we always put most social things on hold for that week. After the auction we are then busy clearing all sold items out ready to accept new items. A constant coming in and going out. I have now lived in Ocean Grove for 20 years, so after that length of time it is hard to remember one specific thing about my first impressions of the town. We all see Ocean Grove in a different way. We have 2 sides, as a nice quiet seaside town, Ocean Grove expansion will change and become much busier. As a business owner, the extra population will improve our income. As with many things we will be trading one lifestyle against the other. There is not one thing that can be said about Ocean Grove, it is the whole package. Ocean Grove has a friendly easy going atmosphere. We now have most things on our doorstep and I rarely find the need to shop anywhere else. We always enjoy eating out in the area and spending our Sunday’s down on the beach or picnics by the river.

Our location to Melbourne is ideal especially for the airport and the different entertainment on offer. Perhaps an antique shop is missing maybe!! Apart from the obvious of wanting to open an antique shop, I think we would enjoy opening up a travel agency. We have travelled a lot over the years so would have a bit of an experience to know the better places and a few tips. The main street of Ocean Grove has very little room for expansion so will not change a great deal over the next 10 years. The type of shops may change but the general feel of the centre will stay the same. The biggest issue for O/G will be the extra traffic brought on by the extra population. We already see the impact of extra traffic on our busy roads with the summer months almost being gridlocked. My daughter is not at all happy that a Target is coming to town. She says that when they open she is concerned that the toy shop will close down. She loves George’s shop so we all hope that existing businesses do not do the same. It is important for all of us to support our local people as they give us the extra personal service as well as keep and spend the profits in our town. The main shopping area and public toilets need improvement. Having grown up in the UK and then moved to

Sold on the Grove Canada and Australia, I have had to travel a lot. I enjoy going to other countries and being in different cultures. I like to meet the local people and experience the diverse foods and lifestyle. It was when I was living in Canada, I took an agricultural exchange to New Zealand for 6 months. At the end of the trip, I went to Fiji where for some reason the travel agent booked my friend, a Swedish guy, and I to Castaway Island which is a family resort. One night, I was sitting at the bar on my own when I was approached by an Australian lady who shortly afterwards introduced me to her

daughter, Megan. She was the only single girl on the island and we hit it off immediately. After returning to Canada we kept in contact, and 2 years later we got married. Who says long distance relationships don’t work? At our wedding I proudly announced that I met my Mother in Law before I met my wife. Even after all these places I have lived in and travelled to, I still appreciate what we have here. When in Canada I did a lot of skiing as the local ski mountain was only 1 hour away. I have just got back in to it after a long break as my daughter now enjoys it so we go off for the odd weekend together.

It is important to make time for what you enjoy as work should be a means to an end to spend time with family and friends. We could have opened up our auction room in Melbourne and had a much bigger business but once you get a family, it is more important to spend more time with them. Living here give us that perfect balance If I wasn’t in Ocean Grove, I would love to be in Canada with its big mountains, breathtaking scenery, bears and wildlife. However our favourite area of Ocean Grove is the beach and river It is good to have our own local paper and keep up the good work.


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Darryn Murphy: in a short time Murfs has become a town icon.

IF you’re new to Ocean Grove one of your first initiations should be to spend a day at Murfs because very soon you will have met almost all the locals as they drop by for a chat with Darryn ‘Murf ’ Murphy. One of the iconic shops in Ocean Grove, next month Murfs is celebrating ten years of encouraging a passion for surfing on the coast. After a surfing and skiing trip in California, both Murf and Julie were inspired by surf shops they saw along the way and decided to open one of their own back home. “Went down the coast, saw some surf shops we liked and thought well Ocean Grove doesn’t really have that type of surf shop yet,” said Murf. They wanted to do something different to The Green Room and Ocean Wave who were already established in the town. “They were catering for one part of the market and we sort of thought we’d cater for the other part of the market,” he said. Aiming for a traditional, longboard, family oriented shop they opened their doors September 3 1999. The building that houses Murf was Ocean Grove’s original post office and almost became a Chinese Restaurant until the original owner Jack Skinner met with Murf and Julie. They discussed the shop over the coffee table in Mr Skinner’s home and he agreed to let them have the building instead. “He saw something in Julie and I that he wanted us to have it,” said Murf.

In a town that was a lot quieter ten years ago, the Murphy’s took a gamble in opening their dream surf shop in Ocean Grove. “It was a pretty big risk, because basically we were buying ourselves a job,” he said. The community came out to help them set up shop by ripping up old floors and knocking down walls in the old building. They then celebrated with an opening party, kicking on at the Mexican restaurant in The Terrace where Bolzanos is now located. During our interview Murf is constantly in demand from locals coming in to have a chat. Whether they are pre surf or post they pop their heads in just to discuss swell, tides, the weather or the new DVD playing on the flat screen in the shop. “To a lot of people it’s not just a surf shop… they talk about good days of surf and they talk about bad days of surf, you tend to see them more when there is no surf,” said Murf. The shop looks a lot like it did when it opened ten years ago. Of course there are superficial changes like more stock and changes of staff however Murfs still has the same vibe as it had the day it opened. “We don’t need to be or want to be a massive big shop we want to keep it in our control,” Murf said. As a beach town, holidaymakers inevitably find

themselves down the street hiring themselves a surfboard more often than not, at Murfs. Over summer Murf finds there are a lot of repeat customers as it’s a convenient shop that people know and it becomes part of their holiday experience. He remembers a time when a middle age man and his ten year old son came in when the shop had only just opened and as they were admiring the old fashioned surfboards scattered around the shop the father said to his son, oh yeh I remember this shop from when I was a kid. Amused at the man’s memory, Murf was pleased that the shop had that kind of feel to it. “We want it to feel like it has been here for a long time,” he said. A small collection of the boards from the 50s, through to the 70s and 80s that Murf has collected over the years, are displayed on the walls and roof of the shop. “We wanted it be sort of a semi- museum as well,” he said. People come in and see their old boards that have been gathered and traded and to show their mates which boards they used to surf. Murfs is a proud supporter of the Ocean Grove community through involvement and fundraising for local organisations including schools, kindergartens, Ocean Grove SLSC and the SOUL Longboarding club. Murf says it’s all about living together and being a part of what’s going on in the town. “We want to be part of the community because we live in the community.”


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A flash of colour

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OCEAN Grove’s house prices holding firm are in the region. and sales are steady large percentag despite The reason, e reversals in other according to Property Victoria towns figures, is that home

That compares to a minus 4.3 in Jan Juc and per cent fall owners in many an 18 per cent coastal areas regional Heads fall in Barwon are hanging onto – from $500,000 properties while their seaside in 2007 to $410,000. However, according comparatively towns like the to affordable is Grove are still somewhat distortedlocal agents the figure biggest draw card proving the house by the number for seachanger sales in Ocean of The 4th quarter s. Grove (111 and 52 in 2008) median house and Barwon Heads in 2007 Ocean Grove price in 20) rose and Ocean Grove’s (37 and 375,000 in 2008 from 366,500 in 2007 to larger number $300-400,00 – equaling a of bracket homes increase. 2.3 per cent which remains the strongest market. Owners dollar properties with million are not selling.

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THESE beautiful small parrots were photographed feeding on the grass at the Ray Menzies Oval. They are known as the Grass Parrot or RedBacked Parrot. The male parrot is bright emerald green with a yellow breast, a brick red rump and blue on the wings and upper back. They have a black beak.

The female parrot has olive green feathers with some pale blue feathers in the tail, and a dull grey beak. The parrot is widely found in South and Eastern Australia. The parrots live in flocks of up to 100 birds- the flock seen at the Ray Menzies comprised of about 15 birds. They are very hard to spot as they camouflage so well when foraging in the grass. They are also

very shy and wary, so it was difficult to get close to take a good photo. Breeding occurs from August to January. The female lays four to seven eggs. The male feeds to female or hen while she incubates the eggs, and then both parents share the task of feeding the young. So the male is not only more colorful, he is also a pretty good guy. By Jenny Carr

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WHAT’S ON Monday Nights – Kids Eat Free,

*conditions apply Tuesday Nights - Members Night Wednesday Nights - $16 Steak Night Thursday Nights - $13 Parmi Night and Karaoke, 9pm-12pm Friday Night - Happy Hour in the Back Bar 5pm-6pm Saturday Night - DJ in the Bak Bar from 10:30pm


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MISCHIEVOUS Thom delivered their long awaited album launch at Bar Deli at the weekend. The cheeky five piece held sway at the venue on Saturday night, pumping out tub-thumbing bass one moment and romancing the other. A signature of a band that plays for its own enjoyment as much

as the audience. Along the way the band were merrily selling and signing CDs, the culmination of 12 months of writing and recording. The album is Kindness in Red. For info on this up and coming local band see: register

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what’s ON

Friday August 28 8pm: Piping Hot Chicken Shop – Live music with Den Hanrahan, Sarah Carroll. $10 Saturday August 29 7.30pm–11.30pm: Club Grove – Live music with Big ‘O’ & Elvis Tribute Show Friday September 4 8pm: Piping Hot Chicken Shop - Live music with Sambrose Automobile and Bambidi

Saturday September 5 7.30pm–11.30pm: Club Grove – Live music with Paul Carrigg 7.30pm-9pm: Landscape Light, photographic exhibition by Shane Cullen at the Zebra Bar. 8pm: Piping Hot Chicken Shop – Live music with Shed Zeplin’s stairway to heaven

Saturday September 12 7.30pm–11.30pm: Club Grove – Live music with Class Action 8pm: Piping Hot Chicken Shop - Live music with Lucie Thorne Monday September 14 10am: Club Grove – Morning Melodies. Roy Orbison Only The Lonely. $10 per person, show only. Bookings essential. Saturday September 19 7.30pm–11.30pm: Club Grove – Live music with Element Saturday September 26 7.30pm–11.30pm: Club Grove – Live music with Matt Orchard

Mondays 6.30pm: Bar Deli – Open Mic night, combined with Curry night. 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 - meet at the Marcus Hill Hall Cnr of Banks Rd & Bellarine Highway. Contact D Pearce 52552858. Wednesdays 1pm–3pm: Line Dancing at the Ocean Grove Senior Citizens Hall, 101 The Terrace. Elaine 0413 690 597

Thursdays 11am: Beach Babe Beads - Jewellery making 9–12pm: Barwon Heads Hotel – karaoke in the bak bar Fridays 6.30pm: Barwon Heads Hotel – 888 Pub Poker. Registration from 6.30 pm Saturdays 11am: Beach Babe Beads - Jewellery making 4pm–9pm: Ocean Grove Hotel – Open mic Sundays 1pm–3pm: Barwon Heads Hotel – Free kids entertainment in the bistro 2pm–5pm: Bar Deli – Live music with Jon Willard

Photographer shares his dream PHOTOGRAPHER Shane Cullen is preparing to open his first exhibition of images, finally fulfilling a lifelong passion for the art. “I had a dream as a child to travel far into the wilderness areas of Australia and overseas and now that dream is coming true,’ he explained. “My love for photography started as a young boy when I bought my first film camera from a garage sale with the pocket money I had saved up, I would go out into the garden and try to catch the colours of the flowers and plants and the landscape around me. “In 2006 I was blessed with an overseas trip that took me through some of the most remote parts of Asia, and that is where my passion for photography grew. After returning with 15,000 images I thought it was time to get a decent camera, and start shooting locally and around Victoria. “I have now been photographing with every spare moment of my time for the last three years, and have recently completed an expedition through Tasmania. Some of Shane’s images are available to view at and search by name Shane Cullen. Shane’s exhibition Landscape Light opens at the Zebra Bar in Ocean Grove on September 5 between Photographer Shane Cullen and his image of Ozone Jetty in Barwon Heads. 7.30pm and 9pm.

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

· Send your clubs meet details to:

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Kitchen at ‘lock up’ stage SURFSIDE Primary School has reached the middle stages of building a school kitchen to complement its thriving vegetable garden. Children already spend weekly sessions in the garden growing and harvesting organic produce. The children then cook the freshly harvested foods. Thanks to a $30,000 Federal Government injection with the National Schools Pride project, Surfside has been able to takes its accompanying kitchen to ‘lock up’ stage. That’s the stage where they can now tackle interior construction. However, the school still needs to raise cash to make this happen and the staff and parents hope that the November Fresh Food Fair will boost the kitty. “The funds raised at this event will help us with the internal fit out of the kitchen,” said principal Mark Huglin. “There have been many people who have donated their labour to progress the building along. But substantial funds are required for materials, plumbing, landscaping and painting.” The school would also appreciate the help of a landscaper with a Bob Cat and a painter. If there are community members who would like to help with the building of the kitchen they are asked to contact 5256 1411.

Ph 5255 5114

Spring Flowers are here! Daffodils and Jonquils $3.50 per bunch

School Captains Sarah Carroll, Sherri Panayi, Zach Dynes and Rudy Taylor in the Surfside vegetable garden, with the new developing kitchen in the background.

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Epic effort for college production performance. While some students have been busily rehearsing their lines, dance steps, developing backstage techniques, constructing props and perfecting technical aspects as tech crew and preparing in many other ways, staff and parents have been creating the students exotic costumes. As wells as the performance side, students have also been involved in activities based around an Indian theme and

encompassing studies across the curriculum. One element is the ‘World Challenge’ which provides community work in AsianPacific countries and will take St Ignatius students to India later this year. They have also been hosts to visiting principals from prestigious Indian schools. Evening performances, for families and the public, are TOP: dancers in authentic costume, and, on September 3, 4 and 5 at ABOVE: lead performers in St Ignatius College’s Drysdale’s Potato Shed. The Ramayana

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SAINT Ignatius College students have been busy rehearsing for this year’s school production - The Ramayana. ‘The Ramayana’ is an epic Indian tale about love, courage and loyalty and the highly talented, creative and passionate playwrights, Saint Ignatius College teachers, Kate Lehmann and Michelle Santuccione, have written the existing traditional story into a vibrant contemporary

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To help raise money for the “Children of Destiny” project in Zambia we are selling thousands of brand new fashion clothing samples donated by a large clothing company. Regardless of their value all items are on sale for just $10 each and all proceeds go directly to Zambia to help change the lives of disadvantaged African children. Tops, pants, jeans, skirts, dresses and more in a wide range of sizes! Make a difference and save money at the same time!

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Office open hours – Monday to Thursday 9am to 8pm and Friday 9am to 2pm FROM The Co-ordinators Desk It is hard to believe that we are already half way through term 3 and that the programming for term 4 is well under way. Next term will see the introduction of some new courses including the Office Admin Course as well as your favourite XMAS workshops. Contact the centre to be placed on our mailing list for a copy of the term 4 program. With the end of the financial year OGNC is currently planning their AGM. This year it will be held on the 12th October 2009 at 7pm at Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre – 91 The Parade Ocean Grove. The AGM provides us with the opportunity to celebrate our achievements over the past 12 months. With this in mind after the business of the AGM – we will be holding a Wine Tasting night. All community members welcome, please contact the centre with your RSVP for catering purposes. Committee of Management OGNC is seeking vibrant community members to join their committee of management. This group meets the 2nd Monday of the Month from 7pm to 9.30pm to discuss the business of OGNC in line with our strategic plan. If you feel that this would be something of interest to you, would like to learn more about your local neighbourhood centre, gain skills in governance, or just participate please contact Nicki for further information. Office of Administration Thinking of returning to work? Just starting out in the workforce? Would you like to work in an office environment? Then this course is for you! This course will include basic computer training in MYOB and Excel, photocopying, laminating, filing, phone/fax

procedures, customer service, and how to prepare for a job interview. On completion of this course you will receive 4 accredited statements of attainment The Office Administration Course will be 2 days a week for 10 weeks, Tuesdays at 6pm starting on October 6th and Fridays at 9am from October 9th. Ring the centre to secure a place. Youth Art Show The youth art show will be held on the Melbourne Cup weekend, with opening night by invitation only on Friday 30th October. The art show will be held in conjunction with the Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre youth development project and the Ocean Grove Art Network (OGAN). The artists, aged between 12 and 18 years old, will not only have the chance to display their work, but also to sell their art pieces, with a small commission going to the centre’s Drop-In program. The five categories that young artists can enter are; Sculpture, Photography,

Graffiti, Graphic Art, Painting and Drawing. There will be Artists judging these categories and prizes awarded. This is a great opportunity for young aspiring artists to show case their creative talent to the community. There are no charges for entering a piece of art into the show, however all pieces must be delivered to the Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre on either Friday the 23rd of October between 6pm - 9pm or Tuesday 27th of October between 4pm - 6pm. Entry forms are available from the Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre. Drop-In Available to young people residing on the Bellarine Peninsula aged between 12 and 17 years every Friday night from 6pm to 9pm. Fully supervised by qualified youth workers. Just grab a friend and pop in for a night of activity. Drop-In Itinery 28th August Movies 4th September Art Workshop

11th September S k i r m i s h Camp meeting 18th September F o o t y finals night 9th October Time Zone 15th -18th October Skirmish Camp 23rd October Art Workshop 30th October Art Show Opening 6th November Dance Party 13th November Excursion to DFO and Sleepover at OGNC 20th November Make up and nail art 27th November Excursion Hogs Breath café 4th December Circus Skills 11th December Excursion Break up – BBQ at Eastern Beach Profile of a Volunteer Maxine has been a volunteer receptionist at the OGNC for 5 years and has found this role to be a very rewarding and positive experience. During this time she has enjoyed the opportunity

of meeting a diverse range of people; co-ordinators, volunteers, students, and tutors. Maxine credits them with the great success of the organisation. As a volunteer, Maxine is aware of the excellent courses and facilities on offer and encourages everyone to take advantage of them and become involved in their local community. Class Vacancies Monday 7th September 11am Gentle Exercise for over 55’s Tuesday 8th September 10am Beginners m Fitness 11.15am 3 year old playgroup 7pm Chess group Wednesday 9th September 7pm Anaphylaxis and EpiPen Training Thursday 10th September 10am Mood Support Group 1pm Computer Drop-In 1pm Stress Management Techniques Friday 11th September 1pm Mosaics for Beginners 6pm Youth Drop-In Saturday 19th September 9am Basic Food Safety

GOLD SPONSOR: Rolling Pin Pies and Cakes Rolling Pin Pies and Cakes is locally owned and run business that caters for Geelong, the Surfcoast and the Bellarine Peninsular. We sell a range of products

including a full range of Pastries, Cakes and Slices, and also specialise in Photo cakes for birthdays and special occasions. The Rolling Pin is recognised nationally

as one of Australia’s leading Pie Makers, having one both the Great Aussie Meat Pie Competition and the Great Aussie Pastie Competition.

Certificate Student Feedback This is some feed back from one of our Cert III in Aged Care Students ‘I just wanted to say, thank you so much for all your help! It really means a lot to me. “The new direction that you have helped me with in my life is “unreal’. I love the course so much. I feel like a new person. Thanks Nic’ Profile of a Class at OGNC At Fishpond Drum School we believe in using the hand drum as a communication tool, a voice for self expression, a meditative instrument and drumming as an activity for strengthening the community spirit and an enjoyable activity for everyone. Classes run from Barwon Heads and Grovedale with Ocean Grove over the up coming months. If you are interested in learning how to hand drum and would like to join a class contact OGNC and register your interest.

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Troy’s the new driving force TROY Denning has been appointed manager of the Ocean Grove branch of Sheen Panel Service. Troy first joined the Sheen Group at their Kensington Branch and managed their Tullamarine branch. With the extensions under way at the Ocean Grove panel shop he has taken over the senior role and moved to the town with his family. Sheen Panel Service provides Panel beating and spray painting for all major insurance companies in addition to work for private clients. “The Ocean Grove branch has two panel beaters, two spray painters an apprentice and receptionist and myself as branch manager,” explained Troy. “I am a qualified spray painter and have been with the Sheen Group in Melbourne for five years. With over 19 years in the smash repair and Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) for the motor vehicle manufacturing industry with customers like Holden, HSV, Ford, FPV, Toyota and the Australian Police Force building custom police

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vehicles. “The Sheen Group saw an opportunity at Ocean Grove to extend our group of repairers and offer our expertise to a small community and is the first panel shop in the area to offer free loan cars to our customers. “Where possible we conduct most of our business with Ocean Grove people. The business is growing steadily with strong local and community support. “We already support the Ocean Grove bowling club





through sponsorship and look forward to becoming involved in the Ocean Grove community through other sponsorships.” Away from work Troy’s passions include time with the family, cars, camping and fishing along the Murray River. “Now I am looking forward to finding new fishing spots around the bay. The Family is very excited about our move to Ocean Grove and we look forward to becoming part of this community.”








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Final home and aways wrap Under 12 white Round 14 saw the cobras get the better of their Barwon Heads opponents in the second half of the game. James Teague showed great leadership all day, Ned Weatherley just keeps on improving every game and it was great to see Jayden Harrison Roberts busy all over the ground. Straight kicking from Harry Walker and Isaac Wilkins resulted in a hard fought victory to the Cobras. Best- James Teague, Ned Weatherley, Jayden Harrison Roberts Goals – Harry Walker 2, Isaac Wilkins 2, Zane Leist 1 Final Scores Cobras 5.7.37 Barwon Heads 3.6.24 Round 15 saw another come from behind victory by the mighty Cobras. Once again Isaac Wilkins got amongst the goals and it was some great last quarter footy which got the boys over the line. Elliot Hackett worked strongly in the ruck, Liam Warren was creative in the open spaces and it was fantastic to see James Hodder stand up when the game was there to be won. Best – James Hodder, Liam Warren, Elliot Hackett Goals – Isaac Wilkins 2, James Hodder 1, Joe Smith 1 Final Scores Cobras – 5.10.40 Saints – 4.9.33 The final home and away round of the season had the Cobras up against a very determined and physical opposition in St Albans Black. A massive team effort and focus on the ball saw the Cobras take another win with Kyle Ewart showing his usual poise under pressure, Bradley Proctor safe and sound in defence and that crafty left footer Joe Smith putting in another solid effort. Best – Kyle Ewart, Bradley Proctor, Joe Smith

Goals – James Teague 3, Ned Weatherley 1, Elliot Hackett 1 Final Scores Cobras 7.5.47 St Albans 4.9.33 Under 12 Orange The round 14 clash with St Albans saw a highly skilled competitive encounter in which the mighty Cobras brought home the spoils. It was great to see Mitch Peers getting amonst it with 3 majors backed up well by captain for the day Riley Moloney. Sebastion and Broderick both got themselves a couple of six pointers each in a well deserved Cobra victory. Best – Hugh Browne, Mitch Peers, Jacob Bund Goals – Mitchell Peers 3, Sebastion 2, Broderick 2 Final Scores Cobras 10.9.69 St Albans 7.4.46 Under 12 Blue Round 15 was another close encounter against East Geelong. The massive team effort from the Cobras and some great accurate kicking in front of the big sticks gave the Cobras the edge resulting in another famous victory. Best – Darby McEvoy, Lachy Barber, Jake LeMaistre Goals – Sam Quigley, Daniel Ryan, Liam McManus Final Scores Cobras 8.4.52 East Geelong 6.5.41 Under 14 (1) The boys played their poorest quarter of footy for the season to start round 14 off but despite this they showed remendous spirit to not give up and drop their bundle. From 6 goals down at quarter time to storm home for a hard earned victory showed the Cobra fighting spirit. As the game wore on the attack on the ball improved and hopefully the boys learnt that to be a force in the finals we need consistent effort from everyone from the first bounce to the final siren.

Cobras under 12 Orange v Barwon Heads at the Snake Pit.

Best – Matt Caldow, Spencer Davies, Harry Rawlings Goals – Zac Henderson 3, Paul Dreher 2, Patrick Britt 1 Final Scores Cobras 7.7.49 Bell Park 6.6.42 In Round 15 the Cobras played an excellent 4 quarters of footy. What was pleasing was the start to the game where we set up the win. The overall effort and attack on the pill was evident all over the field. Ashley, Elliot and Alex led by example in the midfield and continually won the hard ball and drove us forward. Zac and Joel were deadly in attack and both were well fed with excellent passing from further up the field. Best – Ashley Denneman, Elliot Taylor, Alex Hackett Goals – Zac Henderson 7, Joel Greenwood 3, Zaine Cordy 1 Final Scores Cobras 13.9.87 Belmont 11.4.70 The Cobras went down to a determined opposition in a game of footy spoiled by a howling wind. We are now looking forward to a finals campaign featuring four even teams where if we play to our

best potential and listen to instructions we can do us and the club proud. Best – Dylan Moroney, Kylie King, Kieran McNally Goals – Paul Dreher 2, Harry Rawling 1 Final Scores Cobras 3.6.24 Newtown 5.6.36 Under 14 (2) Round 15 saw a massive win to the Cobras over the boys from across the bridge. A great team effort which showed the running game the boys are able to play. It was great to see Joe Luppino come up and play an attacking style of footy. Best – Bradley Fendyk, Joe Luppino, Ben Sanders Goals – Curtley Balshaw, Sean Dedini, Ben Sanders Final Scores Cobras 15.13.103 Barwon Heads 1.1.7 Another big win in round 16 against East Geelong this time. Not the best game of the year but some great work in spurts. Curtley Balshaw snagged himself a bag and the team was well lead by Sean Dedini. Best – Robert Proctor, Matthew Gibbs, Curtley Balshaw Goals – Curtley Balshaw 3, Daniel McManus 2, James Peers 1

Final Scores Cobras 10.11.71 East Geelong 1.2.8 Under 14 (3) With 62 registered under 14 players for season 2009, the OGCC 3 team was re-introduced to insure all players got a game each week. Of course, during the season injuries and illness (and holidays) impacted on the make- up of the team, fortunately the under 12 players were only too willing to help out each week. Actually, 17 under 12 players played at different times to ensure we had 18 players in our team; we would like to thank the parents of these boys for allowing them to play. The majority of games were played on a Sunday and we travelled as far as Bannockburn (twice), I’m guessing McDonalds might have had a few visitors. Hopefully for most of the boys playing in this team was an opportunity to play with their mates, meet new friends, have a bit of fun and win a few games. Most players got to play in different positions, some with success and some not. And I can honestly say except for maybe one or two games, the team

Pushing forward for Cobras under 12 Orange.

Good spoil for Cobras Orange u12s.

had a chance to win games but just couldn’t get over the line. Not including grading games, in which we didn’t win a game, we finished the year winning 6 out of 12 games and won the last game by

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surfside waves

Surfside 1s win derby SENIOR Men Division 1 has comfortably booked a finals berth following a 5-2 win against Surf Coast and a 2-2 draw against Corio Bay. In the first game Waves played host to their coastal rivals Surfcoast in a must win game for Surfcoast to have any chance of making the finals. The Waves, having already qualified for the finals, made a few changes to their line-up with Adrian Hawken stepping out of goal into the centre half position. Surfside quickly took control of the match and Staffan Hargreaves gave them an early lead, which was doubled on the half hour mark when Jack Mandly also fired home. Surfcoast then pulled a goal back, before Will Nack made it 3-1 just before half time. All three Waves goals were assisted by defender Chris Puttyfoot who repeatedly surged down the right flank causing havoc. The second half was much of the same with the Waves dominating the midfield and creating several good chances. Tom King made it 4-1 with a long range effort that the goal keeper surprisingly didn’t get to and Nick Hargreaves added the 5th slotting the ball calmly passed the on rushing keeper with the whole Surfcoast backline hopelessly appealing for off side. Late in the match Surfcoast pulled a second goal back with a penalty, but it was too little too late as their finals hopes faded. For the Waves it wasn’t the most disciplined of performances but the 5-2 victory was a fair reflection of their dominance. The Waves are quietly confident of giving the finals a solid shake and this weekend play second placed Breakwater. This match will provide a solid test for the Waves who have lost 2-nil and won 2-nil against Breakwater earlier this year and may face them again in the finals series.

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surfside waves

Waves set for finals WITH only one round to go until the finals series get under way Surfside Waves Soccer Club are placed nicely with all but one side in finals contention. Surfside Under 16 Girls had a bye and 1-nil win over Lara Red last weekend. They are the only team to finish on top of the season ladder among the Waves sides and are expected to make the Grand Final battle against Surf Coast who finished one point behind. The girls have played with a great deal of passion, confidence and commitment under the positive leadership of Coach Mal Jobson, and a Grand Final victory would cap off a sensational season for the side. Surfside under 17s have scored a double finals chance with both Red and Blue sides in the top four. Surfside 17 Blue scored a 3-1 victory over Lara Blue and 2-1 win against Geelong Rangers last weekend to sit in second place while third placegetters Surfside Red had a bye followed by a one-nil win over Barwon Red. Both teams have performed strongly all year and both are in with a fighting chance to bring home the Grand Final Cup in a fortnight. They play each other this Sunday in the final match of the normal season. Waves Under 14 girls have also performed exceptionally well, and along with Surf Coast have been outgunning the opposition all year. The girls had a surprise 1-all draw against Kardinia College and a 1-nil loss last weekend in a nail biter against League favourites Surf Coast Yellow. The girls would have sent shockwaves through the Surf Coast Yellow camp last weekend as they have previously been beaten comfortably by Surf Coast. Waves senior Women scored a superb 2-nil win against Surf Coast Red but last weekend went down 1-nil in a tight fought match against Breakwater. The Women have secured a top four position securing a place in the finals and are positioned well to give the finals series a good shake. The Under 15 boys had a mixed bag of results in the last fortnight

Jess Barker battling for Waves.

Claudia Allen in action during Surfside Waves 2-0 win over Surf Coast Red.

securing a 5-2 win over Surf Coast and going down last weekend to Bell Park 1-nil, but have guaranteed a finals berth after placing in the top four of the competition. In the junior competition Waves Under 12 Division 2 side suffered two losses on the trot going down 2-1 against Kardinia College and 5-1 against Lara, but finished fourth and hopes are high for a solid run in the finals. Surfside Under 13 Division 2 suffered a 3-0 loss against undefeated Lara and in a highly controversial match against St Leonards drew 1-all following a linesman reversing an offside decision mid-play which cost the Waves momentum in the match and which saw the referee after the match apologise to the side for the mistake. To cap the bad day off for the Waves, lead scorer John Black suffered a fractured hand ending his fantastic season. Waves Under 13 Division 1 side have suffered a number of injuries in recent weeks which have hampered their run, following a bye they managed a 1-nil win against competition leaders Surf Coast. The boys - tipped to take out the competition earlier in the year – are expected to give both Bell Park and Surf Coast a solid run for their money in the finals and are still fancied favourites. Surfside Waves under 10 Red team have fought hard throughout the season and despite coming across very strong opposition never give up until the last whistle is blown.

Waves’ Lisa Smith during the Surf Coast Red game.

Sunday fortnight ago they went down 12-4 against a strong Lara, but showed plenty of ball skill. Last Sunday, Surfside hosted all teams in the Small Sided Competition which is a fantastic fundraiser for the club and the Waves under 10 Red team did the club proud with a strong team performance against Barwon Heads. Despite the 9-2 loss, the side showed commitment throughout the game backing each other up in both attack and defense. In the Senior Men Division 3, Waves continue their solid form

with a 3-2 win against Barwon Red and a 5-2 victory against Deakin University last weekend to secure a top three place and a finals series berth. The 3rds are full of confidence and will give the finals series a good shake. Waves Division 2 Men have struggled all year to field a full strength side through injury and player absence, and went down 8-1 against competition favourites Lara, but scored their second win of the season against North Geelong -who had several players missing last weekend 7-nil.

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grove sport

Volleyball DIVISION 2 JALAPENOS vs HIT ME Hit me winning 2 sets Jalapenos 1 set Jalapenos 25-23, 22-25, 2025, 6-7 TIPRATS vs DEMOLITIAN REPUBLIC Dem Rep 2 sets Tiprats 1 set Tiprats 25-19, 23-25, 24-26, 12-3 DIVISION 1 OCEAN REDS vs 6 PACT DRAW Ocean Reds 1 set, 6 Pact 1 set 6 Pact first set 25-22, 19-25, 21-20 STINGERS vs PHANTOMS Phantoms winning 3 sets Phantoms had an easy win over Stingers. First set saw Phantoms show their skill and expertise in downing Stingers, Stingers found it pretty hard going. Second set saw Phantoms lose focus quite a bit, confusion in who was setting and spikes going outside the court, this allowed Stingers to creep up on them, realizing this Phantoms picked up their game and pulled through. Last set saw Stingers lose focus which let Phantoms show who wanted to win the game more. Players who showed their skills off best were Lyn Edlich for Phantoms. For Stingers saw Ralph Dew showing his expertise to help his side take control in the second set for a while. TEAM WAVE vs BANDITS Bandits 3 sets 25-10, 25-21, 25-14 Bandits were right on the ball tonight, they were playing with 5 players as Anne Kuklych injured herself in a previous game. They showed their expertise over Team Wave even with 5 players. Team Wave got their act together in the second set with some great blocking by Robert Dungen using his height to his advantage, this started to fire up his team to have a better second set. At times it is a game where the body is on the line with Lynell Dungen coping a ball to the face from a hit from Peter Kuklych, such is the spirit of the game sometimes. Third set saw Team Wave lose focus, maybe it was having an injured player but that is part of the game, just need to dig deeper and forget about the pain. Another exciting game. Report by Lynell Dungen

Tamaryn heads for the World Games OCEAN Grove’s Tamaryn Stevens (pictured right) should now be in the thick of competing in the World Transplant Games in Queensland. The 17-year-old was due to head off to the games – this year on the Gold Coast – on Saturday morning. Tamaryn is due to be competing in the cycling, badminton and 50m freestyle and 100m backstroke swimming. After months of preparation – and fighting off the flu and colds – Tamaryn told the Voice on Friday

she was as excited about catching up with friends and lapping up the atmosphere as she was taking part in the sport. “I’m really excited. I get to catch up with friends that I haven’t seen for two years,” she said. “I don’t really care about winning, I am really looking forward to playing against my friend. That’s going to be fun. “One of the things I am really looking forward to is the big beach walk. So much of it is about promoting organ donation.”

Tamaryn also took part in the last World Games in Thailand. About 1000 athletes from more than from 50 countries will be competing in this, the 17th World Transplant Games. Tamaryn received her mother Amy’s kidney in 2005. Prior to that she had been an extremely sick child who has been reliant on dialysis for 18 months. For more information on becoming an organ donor see www.transplant. or

Old mals rule at SOUL


SOUL Longboard club ran its August comp along with the Annual Murf ’s Old Mal comp. The comp was held at Boings on 13th beach and at times during the day it was almost perfect for the old and new boards. Some of the SOUL members are away at the Australian longboard Titles in Port Macquarie but about 40 punters turned out on the day to try their luck. Some beautiful old boards were shown the sunlight and some great surfing took place.

Winners from the Old Mal competition.

These old boards are very different to ride than their modern counterparts and the style and finesse shown by the guys who ride them all the time stood out on the day. Darren Murphy - AKA Murf was once again the winner of the perpetual Old Mal Trophy, with the ever stylish Lee Considine second. Murf really put on a great display of how to ride on of these boards and performed big fade turns and nose riding with seeming ease. The Trad final saw great surfing with Tim Edwards taking it out

from Chad and Ben Considine. Ben has been chosen to go to the High Performance camp at Casuarina Beach in the next school holidays, so look out after that as he is already racking up the wins and places now. Next comp is September 12. Meet Ocean Grove Main Beach 7am. Check the website for other details and pictures. www. Open A: 1. Dean Cook, 2. Anthony Brown, 3. Matt Hayes, 4. Ben Considine. Open B: Dave Cassells, 2. Steve Messina, 3. Dale Croft, 4. Tama

Pictures: Andrew Brown

Trad: 1. Tim Edwards, 2. Chad, 3. Ben Consdine, 4. Brent & Craig Wormsley Over 40s: 1. Chris Meier, 2. Lee Considine, 3. Fletch, 4. John Mercer. Over 50s: Gus Angleton, 2. Chooka, 3. Andy Brown. Junior boys: 1. Ben Considine, 2. Jack Malone, 3. Lachy Fletcher Junior girls: 1. Saphire Main, 2. Ginny Werner Murf ’s Surf Shop Old Mal: 1. Murf, 2. Lee Considine, 3. Tim Edwards, 4. Chad. By Andrew Brown.

Grovers set for the World Masters

Elaine Janes will be competing in the weighlifting section of the World Masters Games.

OCEAN Grove athletes will be traveling to Sydney in October to compete at the seventh World Masters Games. The competition will be held at 72 locations around Sydney from October 10-18 and is for sports people of all abilities with some restrictions on age. Held every four years and attracting twice as many competitors as the Olympic Games, organizers are expecting over 28,000 people from over 100 countries. Ocean Grove local chiropractor Nick Hodgson will be competing at the Masters in athletics, specifically long jump and triple jump for the first time this year. He began training 12 months ago after a 15 year break and trains at local beaches, Landy Field and the Ocean View Health Club.

“There are 50 other things I could be doing but I’m enjoying the training, it’s motivating,” he said. The competition is split up into five-year blocks, so at 45 Nick will be competing in the 45-50 year age group. The Masters competitors represent themselves rather than their country and keep to the motto “fit, fun and forever young”. At 64 years of age, local resident Elaine Janes will be competing in the weightlifting and has been involved in the sport for seven years now after a chance meeting with a weightlifting club during a promotional weekend. She was the

only Victorian female to compete in the Weightlifting World Masters in Greece last year. Elaine also gives motivational speeches and says that she likes to inspire older people to get out there and have a go because she believes you are never too old and that weightlifting is a very equal opportunity sport. “I used to hide in the corner because I’m an old chook but now I love the challenge, the will to succeed, I love the physical and mental strength,” she said There are 28 sports in the Games and the eldest competitor is Reg Trewin, a 101-year-old lawn bowler while the youngest is 25 year old swimmer Facundo Chernikoff, so there really is something for everyone.

Ocean Grove Voice, August 26-September 8, 2009 - Page 23

junior grubbers - 16s

Promise for finals and next season Under 16 (Division 2) GRUBBERS A Side played bottom of the table Lara at home on Saturday the 15th of August, knowing that a win would secure them second place on the ladder and the vital double chance for the start of the finals next week. Although we were kicking with the aid of a strong breeze in the first quarter, Lara jumped out of the blocks and scored the first major through some strong mid field dominance. This seemed to spark the boys into action and through some spirited play by young Dave Dimech on a wing and Joel Woolhouse in the Ruck, we worked our way back into the game with goals to Habbers and Jack Rawlings, to enter the first break a goal ahead. In the second quarter, James Bennett and Louie Polgar took charge in the midfield to give our tall forwards some much-needed supply. With Matthew Blach playing a blinder on a wing, all the boys lifted their work rate piecing together some brilliant passages of play that resulted in great goals to Tom Digby and Matty Bean. As a result, the boys entered the long break with a handy threegoal buffer, although Corbo quickly reminded them that the job was only half done. Although the breeze subsided somewhat at the start of the third quarter, JB set the game alight with a strong mark and goal, followed moments later by a fine solo crumbing effort and successful snap over the shoulder. With Andy Higgins, Azza and Louie Polgar joining in on the goalscoring act, the boys entered the final change with a handy 6-goal lead. With the wind picking up again in the last quarter to aid Lara’s scoring end, the boys had to dig deep to snuff out any hope of a late charge by the determined Cats The boys were determined not to let this one slip and through some close checking by Dooly, Eric Sedlins and Jacob Gasior in the last line of defence, the coaches knew that it was going to be tough for the Lara team to bridge the gap. Although Lara managed to kick three goals for the quarter, the Grubbers boys managed to boot two of their own through Habbers and Joel Winberg to close out the game 27-point winners 11.9.75 to 6.12.48. Although taken off late in the game with dizziness, Aaron Habgood finished the day with 3 goals, while James Bennett was our other multiple goal scorer with two. Dave Dimech was adjudged best on ground and he was closely followed by JB, Matty Blach, Louie Polgar and Joel Woolhouse. In the Second Semi Final against Bell Park last Sunday at Queens Park, the boys went into the game determined to put up a strong performance after they were humbled by the Dragons at home several weeks ago. With the prize for the winner being a direct path

to the Grand Final and next week off, it was all in front of the grubbers and Corey had them cherry ripe for a spirited performance. Opening the game against a moderate breeze, our defensive line, led by Jacob Gasior, Aaron Hampshire and Tom Nagle, held up well against the Bell Park attack, and although we conceded two goals for the quarter, Mitch Evans snapped a beauty on the run to ensure we stayed in touch at quarter time. With the wind at our back in the second quarter, the boys were relentless running the ball forward and with Joel Woolhouse dominating at Centre Half Forward, Dylan Thorley leading well out of a pocket and young Dave Dimech doing a magnificent blanket job on the Dragons chief on-baller, we started hitting some targets and applying some strong score board pressure. With goals to Azza Habgood, Dillon Haire, Joel Woolhouse and Dave Dimech, we entered the main break five points in front and with some real momentum. Although against the breeze in the third quarter, Corey implored the boys to stay focussed and disciplined and stick to the game plan. Bell Park showed why they are the top team in the third quarter, peppering the goals; however, they were only rewarded with three goals and 10 behinds. Habbers kicked a goal late in the quarter after being awarded a 50-metre penalty and although we entered the last change 17 points in arrears, the boys knew they were right in the game. With both teams out on their feet in the last quarter, it was going to be a last manstanding affair with several boys exhausted and starting to cramp heavily. Habbers got the grubbers crowd into the game with a long bomb from 50 and when Andy Higgins slotted one home, the boys sensed they were in with a chance. Bell Park managed to score a goal against the flow, before Azza snapped his fourth goal for the afternoon to bring it back to a 7-point ballgame. In the end, however, the boys ran out of time and went down gallantly 8.17.65 to 9.4.58. Habbers was our only multiple goal scorer, ending the day with four goals. Joel Woolhouse was best on ground for the grubbers, with Dave Dimech, Jacob Gasior, and Mitch Evans putting in fine four-quarter performances as well. The boys now face off against Leopold this weekend in a cut-throat preliminary final. Good luck boys. Under 16 (Division 5) The Ocean Grove B side were forced to forfeit their last game of the season due to the unavailability of too many players. Although this was a

James Bennett turns his attacker for Ocean Grove u16 1 against Lara.

somewhat disappointing and premature way to end the season, the boys can be justly proud of their efforts, attitude and performance this for year against much stronger and more talented opposition on most occasions. The coaching efforts of Trent Ritchie, Jacob Nabi and Nathan Ervin were nothing short of outstanding, week in and week out, to motivate the boys, educate them and improve their skill level in preparation for their next step into the senior football ranks. They can now take a wellearned rest, knowing full well they got the most out of a very united and close-knit bunch of boys. Well done boys, the Ocean Grove Football Club is extremely proud of each and every one of you. Steve Evans Junior Coordinator

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junior netball presentations

Club honours its young champs U13s White, Matilda Doyle (coach’s award), Amber Forrest (B&F) and Bridget Taylor (RU B&F).

17U Kardinia, Lucy Hood, (RU B&F) and Lauren Ollis, Coach’s Award.

U13s (1), Zanna Woods (B&F), Lucy Stephens (B&F RU) and Amy Gibbs (coach’s award).

15U Kardinia, Bridget England, Dana Bentleigh and Alison Langdon.

Ocean Grove Football Netball Club held its junior presentations at the clubrooms on Saturday just ahead of an exciting finals series. The club has 11 junior teams comprising more than 100 girls and each team made presentations to its best and fairest, runner up best and fairest and coach’s award, while team members passed on the thanks of their teammates to the hardworking coaches.

U15 (2) Jess Morris, Bellarine & District Netball Association Best and Fairest.

Ocean Grove U11s.

17U, Molly Murray (B&F) and Maddy Morris (B&F RU).

U13s (2) Isabel Wilkins (B&F) and Bec Watson (B&F RU).

19U, Jenna Green (coach’s award), Ellen Curtis (B&F) and Lizzie Wilkens (B&F RU).

15U (1) Shelby Hackett (coach’s award), Alice Teague-Neeld (B&F RU) and Emma Doolan (B&F).

U13 Kardinia, Maddi Goodger (coach’s award), Greeta Gant (B&F) and Maddy Traynor (B&F RU).

Grace Caldow (coach’s award), Alyse O’Keefe (B&F) and Jess Morris (B&F RU).

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Life members luncheon

Most of Ocean Grove’s lifemembers enjoyed a lunch at the footy netball club during the recent game against Portarlington.

Alice calls time after 30 years of clock watching OCEAN Grove’s Alice Davis has sounded the final siren after 30 years of timekeeping local footy. Those who been given ‘a serve’ by Alice over the years – and they include even a few current identities – are left in awe of her knowledge and dedication to the job, a job which she was never actually appointed to do. “I started with an under 18s in 1980. It just went on from there”, she explained. But Alice’s time at the footy club goes back further than her timekeeping. Alice, now 69, first moved to Ocean Grove from Geelong with her parents Beryl and David Martini and one of her two brothers in October 1962, the following year the Grubbers were formed. Before that all the local players played for Barwon Heads. One brother David stayed in Geelong, the other Geoff came down. “Geoff was a good footballer. He was 16 when he played in the first senior team at Ocean Grove. “The other brother David didn’t play football at first. Well actually it was funny because, he was 18 or 19 and Geoff had won a whole lot of trophies at the footy club and we were always kidding David because we reckoned that he was a wuss because he didn’t play. We nagged him so much that he ended up joining the football club with Geoff.

“The first year he played he won best first year player, best utility player and then the next year he won two more trophies the next year. With that he said ‘Right, I’ve proved myself now and I’m not playing again”, and that was it. Alice’s mother Beryl was also ‘mad footy’ and welcomed Grubbers old recruiting methods when the family first moved to the town. “We’ve shifted down on the Saturday right, and Monday morning about 10am there’s a knock on the front door,” said Alice. “This lovely little smiley man’s there and in one breath he introduced himself and said ‘Do you have any football players, tennis players, netballers or cricketers?’ In that order he asked. “Mum’s ears pricked up as soon as football’s mentioned and she said ‘yes Geoffrey’ and so he said do you think he’ll want to come and play for Ocean Grove because we’re starting to get a club going here next year? So they had a talk and then things went from there. “ It turns out that every Monday morning at 9am Arthur Powell, the man who knocked on the door, went to every estate agent and would get the name and address of every new resident that had moved in - whether it was permanent, rental or whatever - and he would go and visit them. Beryl was one of the six ladies on the first club committee. Alice’s involvement

Ocean Grove’s timekeeper Alice Davis is retiring.

started with helping in the kitchen. When she first started keeping score it was supposed to be for the seniors but quickly she realised that the only way she could ensure the senior games started on time was to ensure the junior games didn’t run over. Alice has missed so few games over that time she can name them. The only games she stopped going to were the Angelesea fixtures because her late husband Lindsay was worried about the drive. “When mum and the kids were going with me it was alright. We’d go everywhere but when mum and the kids stopped going my

husband wouldn’t let me go to Angelsea because in the old days it was only a two lane highway and there was always accidents with supporters or players coming home in the cold and the dark.” Although Alice isn’t sure just how many games she’s kept time, there have been some memorable ones and some memorable players. “Henry Bergervoet, ruckman, a big ruckman in 1980s. He used to represent Bellarine in the interleague. He started as a young kid in the under 15s.” Alice says she now enjoys watching the sons of players who used to don the Grubbers jersey, they include Corey

Walters, Sam Murray and Grant McHenry – “there’s so many of them,” she said. Alice, her daughter Leanne and husband Lindsay even decorated and fitted out the timekeeper’s box in the early days. Her husband Lindsay made up and painted some numbers and made the box more functional and comfortable. Along the way Alice has had to deal with the days that went wrong too. A game against Queenscliff stands out. “That was dead middle of winter, freezing cold, pouring of rain, pitch black because in those days each match didn’t have to finish at a particular time. Had one little practice light in those days. “Ocean Grove were four points in front in the last quarter of the match with moments to go. Queenscliff had the ball on the east wing and were taking it down, well time ran out. “I had to go and put an air horn outside the box and wedge it in between a little bracket and a flag pole. The vibrations over the day must have flipped the air horn up and then it had filled up with water. “It just made gurggling noise. Nobody heard it, especially the umpires and that. Well by the time I’d got out, tipped it up, got back in blew the siren Queenscliff had scored a goal and they won by two points. “Well there were two blokes in the car in front

of the timekeepers box who must have heard this siren. They got out the car and abused the hell out of me. Barwon Heads was the scene of several timing mishaps, again out of Alice’s control but demonstrated her determination to keep things ticking. “One of them was an under 15s match and Herman (a fellow scorer) didn’t turn up and I always got there early just in case because it was an away match at Barwon Heads. I went to go up to the timekeepers hut, which was an old surf lifesavers tower, which you had to climb up through the centre. It was a scary climb with my little legs trying to get across the opening. I got there and the thing was padlocked. “It was about five minutes before it was going to start so I thought, ‘heavens what’s going on here’. I went around and I said to one of the chaps from Barwon Heads ‘you haven’t unlocked the timekeeper’s box’. ‘Oh, the bloke hasn’t come with the key yet’, he said. “So I sat there and watched the teams come out on the ground. I thought ‘what are we going to do,’ They couldn’t find anyone with bolt cutters. “With that I got in my car and I drove it half way up the ground. By this time Keith Fisher was standing in the middle of the ground holding the ball up. “Luckily I had my

clocks and that with me. I ran out into the centre of the ground yelling out ‘umpire, umpire’ and Keith said what’s wrong Alice. ‘We haven’t got a siren and can’t use the scoreboard, I’ll have to use my car horn but I’ll get out of my car and put my arm in the air so that you know it’s my car’ because as soon as a goal was scored everybody blew their horn. I did the whole match like that.” Alice has also mastered Grubbers ‘difficult’ clock. “I don’t know what happened to it but after you have played your match you stop it and then you rewind it so that it goes back to the 12 o’clock but it stops at quarter to 12 so you have to play it for a minute to be able to rewind it again and stop it by hand when it gets to the 12. That’s why I park my car underneath so that I can see the reflection of the clock in the back window. “When I first did it a bloke looked at me and said ‘I wouldn’t have thought of that’ and I said ‘no you’re a man’, she joked. “I just line it up, back it up and she’s right. I worked that one out pretty early, I tell you.” Alice is hopeful that someone else will put up their hand to take over the role she says offers ‘the best view in the house’. “You’re high and dry. You’ve got the best view in the house. I’ve had a lot of fun. I’ve had a ball. I really have. I’ve met some terrific people.”

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grubbers Ricardo and Kelly impress despite season end disappointment




Fathers Day Special Sunday September 6th

Courage can’t stop Coutas FAST finishing Queenscliff ended the Grubbers senior finals’ campaign with an impressive 31-point victory in the BFL elimination final at Portarlington on Sunday. The Coutas, who finished the season in fourth spot, won 17.20.122 to Ocean Grove‘s 13.13.91. The gallant Grubbers, who were only five points down at the last break, fought hard for three quarters before Queenscliff overrun Ocean Grove with a sixgoal final quarter blitz. It was Queenscliff ’s first finals win for more than a decade with a majority of its players participating in their first BFL finals campaign. Despite the loss, Ocean Grove coach Matt Payne was pleased with his side’s A-grade effort and intensity at the ball. “We were just beaten by a better side and (they were) stronger,” A sombre Payne said after the match. Heading into the final quarter

Payne said it was vital his team had to make a strong impact on the scoreboard early to push for victory. “I thought the first goal would’ve been important and they (Queenscliff) got that and that sucked a bit of momentum away,” Payne said. “They are a good side and you just can’t keep a good side down all day. “We played (Queenscliff) three weeks ago and we were absolutely woeful in every aspect of the game.” Ocean Grove opted for pace to combat the Coutas’ run at the selection table, with competent ruck pair Brennan Beall and Brad Dreher unlucky omissions. The leaping Mick Stanley, who featured heavily at centre bounces, and youngster Tom McManus did the bulk of the

Pre-finals win THE Grubbers finished the regular season off on a high note against a spirited Portarlington in their Round 18 clash at Ocean Grove Memorial Recreation Reserve. Despite the visitors leading by 23 points with the aid of a strong breeze in the first quarter, Ocean Grove 19.23.137 recovered strongly to record a 39-point morale boosting win over Portarlington 14.14.98. The Demons were playing for more than pride as it was Portarlington coach David McNamara’s final game in charge. Grubber ball magnet Ben Ricardo was by far the most dominant player on the ground with 42 possessions (27 kicks & 15 handballs), 10 marks and three goals. Meanwhile Ocean Grove leading forward Paul Breguet’s six goal-haul against the Demons wasn’t enough to win the coveted BFL goalkicking award.

The man who goes by the name of ‘Froggy’ finished the season with 90 goals, two behind Barwon Heads goalkicking ace Lucas Murphy (92 goals) after his six majors against Geelong Amateur secured him top spot. Scores 19.23-137 Ocean Grove def 14.14-98 Portarlington Ocean Grove Goal Kickers: P. Breguet 6, T. Neilson 2, B. Dreher 2, B. Ricardo 2, C. Normington , J. Dalton , J. McTaggart , M. Stanley , B. Beall , S. Fairway , S. Orr Best Players: J. Dalton, J. McTaggart, B. Ricardo, T. Cunningham, S. Orr, S. Fairway Portarlington Goal Kickers: T. Dewey 3, S. Hicks 3, L. Daffy 2, M. Davis 2, R. Davis , P. Davis , J. Basterfield , S. Wells Best Players: S. Wells, R. Davis, M. Gorski, S. Hicks, D. Morton, L. Daffy By Mark Heenan

ruck work. Imposing forward Matt Jovanovic, who hasn’t played since Round 14, made a strong return after a long layoff with a hamstring injury, kicking four goals. Grubber forward Paul Breguet, who went into the match with flu symptoms, failed to have any impact kicking the one major to move his season goal tally to 91. “He (Breguet) went out and tried hard but he didn’t have any spark today, but he was still worth persisting with,” Grubbers’ cocoach Greg Mervin said. The ever-reliable Ben Ricardo was simply brilliant in patches and continued his emergence as one of the league’s elite midfielders kicking three goals. Credit must be given to the Ocean Grove Football Club medical staff who came to the aid of courageous utility Kelly Williams after he suffered a broken nose during the match. Williams who later returned to the field with a thick bandage

around his face, featured highly in the Grubbers’ best. “One thing about Kelly (Williams) is you can never question his courage and commitment,” Mervin said. For Queenscliff, forward Luke Orvis was a great focal point with four goals, on-baller Sam Wayth created fantastic midfield drive while running defender Michael Farrell played an important sweeping role across half-back. “When the game was there to be won Queenscliff wanted it a little bit more, and were a little bit more polished,” Mervin said. Queenscliff won both of its games against Ocean Grove this season, seven points at Queenscliff in Round seven and 48 points more recently on the Grubbers’ home patch in Round 16. Queenscliff now face Drysdale, who suffered a heart-breaking six-point loss against Torquay in last Saturday’s BFL qualifying final, in a knockout semi-final this Sunday at Portarlington.

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Eyes on Reserves and 18s

FINISH THE Open for entries JOB Ocean Grove Golf Club captain Doug McClusky gets ready for the Annual Open.

PREPARATIONS are well underway for Ocean Grove Golf Club’s 2009 Annual Open Tournament. The club’s major event of the year takes place between Tuesday September 8 and 13 and features seven sponsored competitions. The 2009 program includes a Ladies Event, a Men’s Event, a 4 Person Ambrose, a Veteran Men’s Stableford, a Ladies Stroke Event, a Men’s 36 Hole Stroke Event and a Mixed Canadian Event Entries close Friday August 28 or when the field capacity is reached. Telephone entries not accepted. Entries to: Tournament Secretary – Ocean Grove Golf Club Inc. P O Box 432, Ocean Grove.

One’s fall FAST finishing Queenscliff ended the Grubbers senior finals’ campaign with an impressive 31-point victory in the BFL elimination final at Portarlington on Sunday. The Coutas, who finished the season in fourth spot, won 17.20.122 to Ocean Grove‘s 13.13.91.Ocean

Grove Goal Kickers: M. Jovanovic 4, B. Ricardo 3, C. Normington 2, T. Neilson , S. Orr , M. Laidler , P. Breguet Best Players: J. Dalton, K. Williams, T. Baker, B. Ricardo, B. Sanderson, T. McManus Full report on Page 27.

OCEAN Grove BFL reserve grade, who finished first and had the weekend off, face Barwon Heads in the second-semi final this Saturday. The winner will progress to the BFL Grand final. Meanwhile in the Under 18’s, also ladder leaders, meet Torquay to play off for a spot in their BFL Grand final. The reserve game starts at 11.55am, while the Under 18 game begins at 9.55am. Both matches will be played at Portarlington Recreation Reserve.

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