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GROVE sports clubs are working with council to fix last minute issues over the development of Shell Road reserve as a long-awaited sports precinct. With the project - which will ultimately bring the football, netball and cricket clubs to Shell Road finally within reach, last minute amendments and a pledge for federal funding is all that stands in the town’s way to receiving its much sought after sporting hub. However, Darren Cheeseman, federal

MP for Corangamite, told the Voice that the funding won’t be coming from him if the sporting clubs aren’t completely happy with the plans. “I believe this is a priority project, but will not be committing to funding until it properly meets the needs of all the Ocean Grove sporting clubs involved,” he said. Continued page 2


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Grove on the agenda Continued from page 1. “We will not be funding a facility where a Club feels it is being steamrolled with their concerns not addressed, or being forced into a second-rate solution.” President of the Surfside Waves Soccer Club, Mark Rapa, said that they were not happy with their entrance to the club rooms but would be speaking with council this Thursday about changes. “We’ve expressed that we are happy with most of the building except for the aesthetics,” he said. “As we have a road view, we just want it to look like there’s a soccer club there.” Ocean Grove Football club president Geoff Cunningham said that while there were some problems that the club had with council’s plans, they were still completely behind the project. “Number one, we’re excited as a football club about going to Shell Road; it’s an opportunity to move forward into a unique facility,” he said. “The current facilities have been unacceptable and the club and members are behind (the move).”

Liberal candidate for Corangamite Sarah Henderson, along with council representatives, was a guest of Ocean Grove Football Club during the game against Barwon Heads on Saturday. Sarah lives in Barwon Heads.

The football club wants their ground fenced at the new site so they can charge spectators as they do at Memorial Reserve, however council has rejected the idea. “We’re going to lose in excess of $15,000 if we can’t run a gate and that’s a major concern,” Geoff said. Councillor Jan Farrell said that they will work with the football club to devise alternate sources of revenue through fund-

raising, as they won’t be fencing the ground. “Council has been very clear that Shell Road Reserve will not be fenced - it is public open space that provides a wonderful vista at the northern entrance to Ocean Grove,” she said. Sarah Henderson, Liberal candidate for Corangamite, has not yet pledged the funds herself however she is a strong supporter of the project and council’s plans.

“While there have been some planning and design issues, I understand that Council is continuing to consult with sporting clubs to ensure that their needs are met before the plans are finalised,” she said. “In a town which is growing rapidly, I support the importance that Council places on safeguarding public open space. “Mr Cheeseman’s threats not to fund this very important project are most disappointing. He had demonstrated that he is not prepared to be a responsible and cohesive advocate for the people of Ocean Grove.” Council will be meeting with the sporting clubs to hear their concerns this week and once plans are finalised, the project will be considered by Council at its meeting on June 8. “After the plan is endorsed by the clubs and adopted by Council I look forward to Darren Cheeseman honouring his commitment to the Ocean Grove community so that we can get on with building the infrastructure that our sporting clubs so desperately need,” Cr Farrell said.

$7,000 donated to community OCEAN Grove Community Enterprise handed over $7,000 to local causes at its second grant round last month. Chairman Jon Mamonski says that by keeping money in Ocean Grove, local organisations directly benefit. “Locals who bank with the Bendigo Bank, are members of GMHBA or businesses that use Geelong Telco just need to ask that Ocean Grove Community Enterprise be their local charity and these service providers will donate part of their profit back to Ocean Grove and that’s how we get to give the money to local groups. It’s that simple,” Jon said. The local organisations that benefited from this grant round were: Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre $3,500 for local youth support programs; Ocean

Grove Callisthenic College, $1,000 towards a Callisthenics Props Trailer; Ocean Grove Mic Festival 2010, $1,000 to help promote the Festival; Ocean Grove Rotary Club, $1,000 to help promote the community markets; and Ocean Grove Carols In the Park, $1,000 to help stage this annual community event. Jon explained: “Our purpose is to support local organisations who find it difficult to attract sponsorships and project funding. “The Ocean Grove Community Enterprise has a dedicated team of local community leaders that work hard to raise money for local groups and the current grant round gives local organisations the chance to underpin their important projects.”

Esther Fairchild of Ocean Grove Callisthenics receives $1,000 from Jon Mamonski.

Peter Fishley of Carols in the Park receives $1,000 from Jon Mamonski.

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Bronte’s cause goes annual A ONE-OFF children’s ward fundraiser organised by the mum of a young Ocean Grove cancer battler will go annual thanks to its first year success. Bronte’s Ball is set to become an annual event to fundraise for the Children’s Ward at Geelong Hospital. Ocean Grove mum Natalie Russell organised the inaugural event in 2009 to raise money for a children’s oncology treatment room to save parents the need to take their sick kids to Melbourne. The namesake of the ball is Natalie’s sevenyear-old daughter Bronte who was diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer, Neuroblastoma when she was two years old. After major surgery and several courses of chemotherapy, Bronte is still living with a tumour that is too difficult to remove. However, it isn’t causing any problems and she is a happy grade two student, said her mum. The Russell family know firsthand how hard travelling a long way for treatment can be and now Natalie has made it her full time job to ease the strain for other families. “At least it’s only a trip

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into Geelong for a five minute consultation rather than going all the way to Melbourne,” she said. Originally living two and a half hours from Melbourne, shortly after Bronte’s diagnosis the Russell family decided to sell their farm and have a sea change moving to Ocean Grove. “We packed up in 2006 and moved to Ocean Grove and just love it, love the lifestyle here,” she said. Natalie believes that having a paediatric treatment room for

chemotherapy at Geelong Hospital is an attempt to take out some of the trauma of childhood cancer. “Initially kids were being seen at Andrew Love but they were in an environment with adults,” she said. Raising about $30,000 from last year’s ball, the money has so far gone towards sprucing up the children’s ward with new paint, curtains and a day bed. The 2010 Bronte’s Ball will be held on October 2 at Deakin University’s

KD Stewart Centre and Natalie is hoping to double the amount they raised last year. She already has several ideas for where the money should go. “We thought maybe even setting up a trust fund and newly diagnosed families (who) would get a one off payment just to help ease that burden in the initial stages when the child is first diagnosed.” For tickets to Bronte’s Ball or to make a donation contact Barwon Health Foundation on 5260 3822.

Feds to fix blackspot MP Darren Cheeseman says the Rudd Government will provide $38,000 to fix the Presidents Avenue/ Terrace blackspot. The money will buy a kerb extension, traffic islands and additional give-way signs. The project was recommended by a


panel of independent road safety experts and will be delivered during the course of the coming financial year (2010/2011). “I’m really pleased about this funding. This intersection is a real worry for both cyclists and cars, and it will now be made safer,” said Mr

Cheeseman. “Cyclists have spoken to me about the intersection, and it’s good to be able to deliver something for them.” Mr Cheeseman said the good thing about the Black Spot program is that anyone can suggest an intersection or section of road they believe should be considered for

a safety upgrade. “I urge local residents who have concerns to get in touch with me. I’m happy to put forward a good case.” “Nomination forms are available from my office.” Alternatively, they can be downloaded from: www. nationbuildingprogram.

THE Barwon Heads Bridge works are set to be completed on schedule by the end of 2010. About 100 locals attended an information session at Barwon Heads Uniting Church on Saturday, April 24 where representatives from VicRoads and construction company McConnell Dowell were on hand to answer questions on the project. The session gave residents timelines for the start of the second stage in June and completion of the bridge reconstruction. Traffic will be interrupted with the start of Stage Two in June where Ocean Grove bound traffic will use one lane of the existing bridge while Barwon Heads bound traffic will use the then completed pedestrian bridge. Both bridges will open to traffic by November, according to VicRoads, with finishing touches including lighting completing the project in December.

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Kitchen declared open PUPILS have already been using their new school kitchen but one night recently it was the turn of the adults who had driven, funded and built the project to celebrate and say thanks. Among those attending was Federal MP Darren Cheeseman who revealed that he had helped secure $50,000 in funding that helped re-kick start the project when it ground to a halt for a period last year. Apparently the funding was sorted via a cup of tea with Julia Gillard. “This is an absolutely fantastic project. Looking at the smiling

faces I can certainly say that this is a project that has delivered. Other thanks went to builder Max Finlay and the Gordon Institute of TAFE and other supporters were recognised on a specially constructed Kenwood Honour Board. Another of the kitchen champions was David Holden who said: “Tonight is the result of one huge community effort,” and he praised the work and determination of Silvana Kenwood in seeing the project through. “Silvana is a testament to the school’s ethos, believe in yourself,” he said.

Valuers to set for June return AN antique roadshow type collectables appraisal is returning to Ocean Grove next month. This is the second time the event has been staged in the town and was so successful last year that the organisers have invited valuers Vanessa Crew and Adam Truscott from ‘The Collectors’ Murrumbeena back for another afternoon. All proceeds of the event on Saturday June 19 will go to the Uniting Church Share Winter Appeal. Last year they raised

$800. The event will be held in the Uniting Church rather than the hall this time with a big screen set up so that everyone can see the valuations in progress. There will be a limit of two items per person with a cost of $5 per item. Valuation tickets will be issued until 4pm. The organisers would also like to hear from collectors who would like to set up a display for visitors to browse while waiting for valuations. Please contact Robin on 5255 3970.

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ALL generations took centre stage during the recent ANZAC Day events in Ocean Grove. ANZAC Day in the town really began two days in advance with a service at Seaviews Manor nursing home in the Parks Estate on Friday 23rd. About 100 residents sang hymns and paid their respects to ex-servicemen and women who live or have lived at the home by laying a wreath in front of their own Wall of Remembrance. Captain Steve Trewin from Fort Queenscliff explained that his own 25 years of service had been fired up by the ANZAC spirit he had witnessed during parades as a boy. On Sunday April 25, several hundred people gathered by the cenotaph just after 6am to take part in a crisp dawn service. After a moving ceremony featuring a piper, the reward for the early risers was a hearty breakfast once again put on by local Rotarians at the Neighbourhood Centre. However, it was the 10.45am parade that traditionally draws the biggest crowds, and 2010 was no different. Led by a green army Jeep and local artist and cyclist Dennis Sonogan standing in as a piper, veterans, services, scouts, schools and members of the public streamed down the terrace in bright sunshine. The anticipated fly-over by the Roulettes was more of an unsighted fly-past but that failed to dampen the spirit of the event. At the cenotaph RSL members were joined by other speakers at the 11am service. Guest speaker Michael Lewis, general manager at Club Grove and a former navy man, talked about young people’s views on ANZAC and how proud he was to be speaking at the service. “I feel humbled because I am very aware that there are those here who have undergone a great deal more hardship than I have ever endured in my service life,” he said. Wreaths were laid at the cenotaph as well as the RSL monument at Ocean Grove Bowling Club.

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Masonic History of Worshipful Brother Graeme Mowat has been recognised for 60 years of service. Graeme joined The Geelong Servicemen’s Masonic Lodge in March 1950 and was Installed as Master of the Lodge in July 1968. Graeme is a Life Member of the T.P.I. Association and is very active with Legacy in the Ocean Grove Area.On his retirement to Ocean Grove Graeme attended Lodge at the Bellarine Masonic Centre which includes Ocean Grove.

Worshipful Brother Terry Bullock makes a presentation of an Automated External Defibrillator to the Worshipful Master of Cosmopolitan Masonic Lodge Worshipful Brother Bill Sheahan to be installed in the Bellarine Masonic Centre. The Defibrillator was donated by Terry and Margaret Bullock for the use of the centre.

Get tested OCEAN Grove Rotary is campaigning to help tackle bowel cancer. May is Bowelscan month for people over 40 and for over 20 years Rotary has been supplying kits to local pharmacies as part of Rotary’s Bowelscan Screening Program, which has helped detect over 800 people with bowel cancer and more than 2500 with polyps, which is a precursor to bowel cancer. Bowel cancer also known as colorectal cancer is the most common internal cancer affecting our population. It is predicted over 1300 cases of bowel cancer will be diagnosed in Australia this year, more than breast, lung and prostate cancer. With Bowel Cancer, don’t wait until it’s too late.

In Australia in 2010: • One person will die every 2 hours from bowel cancer. The risk begins at 40. Rotary Club of Ocean Grove Bowelscan coordinator Victor Harnath and assistant Bill Walton will be delivering the kits to local pharmacies during the last week of April; this year the kits will be available for $10. The 2009 campaign sold over 19,000 kits through 46 clubs throughout the Rotary District 9780 which covers an area from Swan Hill to Geelong, Ballarat, and Warrnambool and as far as Mt Gambier. Residents are asked to return completed test kits to their local pharmacies no later than June 16. More than 90 per cent of bowel cancers can be cured if found early. For details call 1300 779 694.

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TWO dedicated locals have been honoured for making a difference to our community at the Impetus Youth Award ceremony held on April 15. The awards are aimed at rewarding people who are actively involved in youth issues and activities and have made a positive contribution to their communities through their own initiatives. Nicki Dunne from the Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre received the Youth Worker award for her commitment to the Dropin program for young people on the Bellarine Peninsula. She and a team of others started Drop-in twelve years ago after realising there wasn’t much for the youth of the town to occupy themselves with outside of school. Ocean Grove had a high instance of graffiti and vandalism so Drop-in made the kids accountable for their actions. “We made a deal with the kids, graffiti here legally and any

and help out with any issues young people are having. Fifteen-year-old Liam Way moved the audience to tears while accepting the Inspiration award. The Bellarine Secondary College student has been exploring his movie making skills to highlight youth issues on the Bellarine Peninsula and dedicates his time to working with the MISSION team from Youth Foundations Victoria which gives grants to youth projects. The year ten student has himself received a $3000 grant which he will use to shoot a documentary film on homelessness in the area. “One of my goals is to learn more about homelessness and in the act teach others,” he said. The self confessed naughty kid, Liam says his life has turned around when he moved to Ocean Grove three years ago and started getting involved in YFV projects. “YFV made me a better person,” he said. Bellarine Community Youth

done around the town would be cleaned up by them,” she said. Youth crime dropped in the town soon after and the drop-in program moved onto drug and alcohol support and more recently, mental health awareness. Seeing ex-members of Dropin living successful lives has shown the Drop-in team that their decade of hard work has benefitted the kids into their adult lives. One in particular recently told Nicki that he wouldn’t be alive if it wasn’t for Drop-in. “That was the most rewarding experience,” she said. Qualified youth workers run the Drop in program at the Neighbourhood Centre on a Friday night from 6-9pm and are there to run activities, excursions

Health Nurse Tanya Fitzpatrick nominated Liam for the award after she met him on a local film making project. “He’s wise beyond his years, there’s an adult perspective which is rare to find in an adolescent,” she said. “He’s a kid that other kids can look up to.” The Youth Health nurse has become a support for Liam and is blown away by his maturity and giving nature. “He wouldn’t tell you this himself but he wants to donate the equipment from his shoot to the centre for future kids to use,” she said. Although a budding career in film has just begun for Liam he can’t decided which path he would like to take after he finishes school. “Films fun, I want to do film, I want to do everything,” he said. Tanya agrees that Liam could do anything he puts his mind to, “his path is wherever he wants to take it.”

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NewsXpress Ocean Grove - Mother’s Day is always so much fun, the Mum’s in our lives deserve such a big thank you and a little bit of spoiling. It can be a cup of tea in bed (in Mum’s brand new cup) or perhaps a beautiful Cook Book. Maybe a new journal, a photo album, or a pretty new picture frame. A new book for her to read, or her favourite magazine. If you can’t choose then give Mum a gift voucher. Choose a Mother’s Day card from the largest range of cards on the Bellarine (including Hallmark’s fantastic music cards) and make Mum’s Day. We are very proud of the range we have in store now, so please come in, have a browse and have a wonderful Mother’s Day. Saltair Spa Retreat - Saltair Spa Retreat is now under new management offering the Ultimate Spa Experience. Spa Director Tammy Grossman has put together a number of Special offers to choose from just in time for Mother’s Day. One amazing Mother’s Day offer, ‘Pure Sweet,’ is two hours of Indulgence that Mum will love for only $190.00, with an Invigorating Body exfoliation with deserts salts and aromatic oils, Vichy shower, nourishing skin body lotion, Deep Ocean Renewal Facial with scalp treatment and finished with a decadent hand and foot massage. There are a range of packages to suit all needs from Bridal packages that include six monthly treatments that can be used in the lead up to your big day to Men’s treatments that cover massages to remedial treatments including men’s facials. We also offer spray tans and colon hydrotherapy. Set in the rolling hills of Spring Creek with views of the ocean, guests are pampered with a comprehensive range of treatments to Relax and Rejuvenate the Mind, Body and Spirit.

7 Bungara Court, Ocean Grove | Ph: 0408 172 062


7th Wave Mother’s Day Lunch Special 3 Course Set Menu $50 per head Bookings Essential 5255 1521

Live Music Performed by local artist Jon Willard

64b The Terrace, Ocean Grove Open for Breakfast & Lunch 7 Days | Open for Dinner Wed - Sun

Everything you need for your Mum! - COOK BOOKS - GIFTWARE - CARDS & WRAP - MAGAZINES -

Happy Mothers Day!


82 The Terrace, Ocean Grove Ph: 5256 1779

- Mother’s Day Gift Vouchers • Babushka Doll Sets $29 • Leather Gloves $49 • • Leather Bags from $69 • Loofah Soaps $7 • • Vigorella Wool Coats $155 • • House of Baulch Bracelets $69 • • Winter Scarves from $19 • Le Specs Aviators $79 • 5255 5884 65 The Terrace, Ocean Grove

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Vitality - 2007, 2008 &2009 National Spa of the Year. As the cooler breezes start blowing in across the bay we suddenly realise autumn is here. With less moisture in the air and drying winds your skin tends to dehydrate more quickly. The fluctuations in weather including changes in temperature and humidity usually means a need for change in our daily skin care regime. Vitality Medi - Spa have now the very latest in photographic skin diagnostics equipment with the installation of the NEW scientific VISIA computerized skin analysis machine. Owner, Annette Spackman was, “thrilled to bring to the Bellarine this exciting technology so we can continue to offer our clients the best and most advanced skin evaluation and clinical procedures available today. Treatments now start with a digital photograph of your face which your dermal clinician can use to document the condition of your skin and evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment options available to you. The system can generate comprehensive reports enabling both you and the therapist to track your treatment progress resulting in better outcomes for a more youthful and healthier complexion.At Vitality Medi - Spa we are committed to providing a warm, relaxing environment offering Advanced Medical procedures and Luxurious Spa Treatments. Receive the best possible results from our team of Doctors performing injectables, Dermal Clinicians, Laser Technicians and Beauty Therapists utilising the most up to date procedures, products and technology available. And with Mother’s Day just around the corner come in and choose a Pamper Package for mum or simply pick up the phone and we will organise delivery for you. It can’t get any easier to surprise your mum. To all the mums we wish you a great Mother’s Day. Annette and the team at Vitality. 7th Wave - Looking for a way to pamper your Mum this Mother’s Day? Treat your Mum and your family to a three course meal at 7th Wave! The delicious food will be accompanied by live music performed by local artist, Jon Willard who has been hard at work in the studio recording a new album. Let your Mum know how much you love her! To book, call 7th Wave on 52 551 521. Silk Spa & Beauty - Silk Spa & Beauty opened its doors on Boxing Day last year and offers an extensive selection of beauty and spa treatments. This locally owned and operated boutique style spa has been architecturally designed to create a world of escape whilst being pampered from top to toe. The stunning treatment rooms along with professional and friendly staff offers a truly unique experience that will surely impress. Please check out our special offers to treat your mothers this Mothers Day. Relaxation Massage & Seasonal Facial (1½hrs) - $95 Hydroptimale Facial (Hydrating) (1hr) - $120 Spa Manicure & Spa Pedicure (2hrs) - $150 Sothys Skincare specials. Hahndorf’s Fine Chocolates - Come and experience the quiet, relaxed atmosphere that awaits you at Hahndorf’s Fine Chocolates, located at the Newtown end of Pako. It’s the ideal place to catch up with friends or grab some time to yourself. Delicious drinks are offered, and our goal is RETURN Bellarine Remedial THIS AD to tempt you with our selection of TO BE IN TH E RUNNIN US AND specialty chocolates, cakes and G FOR A cookies. Need that special gift? We have lovely ideas ready for you, or we Massage is an effective also make to order.

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• Specialty fine chocolates • Gourmet cakes, slices & cookies • Hot chocolate, coffee & tea • Delicious iced drinks & milkshakes • Quiet relaxed atmosphere...

Open Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm • Sunday 10am-5pm 354 Pakington Street, Newtown • Phone 5229 7405

Wouldn‛t your Mum want flowers from an Award Winning Florist? Mothers Day, Sunday 9th May

74b The Terrace (opp Hayden‛s) 5255 3030 Deliveries to all areas

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Cruisy jazz with Luke Howard Trio

CHICKEN Shop Jazz continued in April with the appearance of the Luke Howard Trio. The Friday night audience was treated to a stunningly crafted performance by three highly talented jazz musicians - Luke Howard, Jonathan Zion and Daniel Farrugia - each renowned in their own right. The next two Fridays nights feature blues with Sambrose Automobile and Ghost Mutt and rockabilly with Gatorbait.

Bassist Jonathan Zion.

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LICENSED RESTAURANT & CAFE Open Wednesday - Sunday Breakfast: 9-11.30 Lunch: 11.30-2.30

Dinner: Thursday to Saturday 6pm-late Happy Hour: Friday 3pm-6pm LUNCH SPECIAL

WED, THURS, FRI 2 COURSES Plus glass house wine or coffee/tea




Cnr Bellarine Hwy & Homestead Ave, Wallington Only 15 Minutes from Geelong

Phone: 5250 1199

Pizza or Only $10* Parmi & Choose from a Parmi or 3 choices of pizzas Chips Tuesday Evening Only & Pot *Conditions apply. Offer Ends 30 June ‘10 Kids Sunday & Monday Dinner Only Eat 1 child per adult main course apply. See details in Bistro FREE* Not valid*Conditions Mothers Day night. Offer Ends 31 May ‘10

WHEN you walk into Bardeli you instantly feel relaxed, many customers are even known by name and are served by the friendly long time staff. It is a casual easy going place, serving

up a wide range of food to suit all tastes 7 days a week from 8am. A freshly squeezed juice or one of their great coffees will get you started in the morning followed by a fantastic cooked brekkie from the vast ranges of choice on offer including gluten free bread. The Bardeli brekky – big by name. big by nature. As lunch rolls around there is a new menu on offer from 11.30 to 2pm offering dishes from around the globe such as Nasi Goreng, Thai fish cakes, burgers, risotto, salt and pepper calamari and so much more. An all day menu is also available with a range of homemade soups, baked potatoes, sandwiches, Panini’s, salads and dips to tempt your taste buds. All this whilst enjoying a glass of local or imported wine. For that mid afternoon pick me up try one of Bardeli’s range of stunning cakes….not to be missed! Bardeli is open 5 nights a week. Monday is Open Mic Night with local muso’s showcasing their amazing talent from around the Bellarine. Kick back, relax and enjoy a $12 curry, enjoy a beer and listen to their amazing sounds. Thursday to Sunday Bardeli offers outstanding value for money with fantastic dishes to choose from, from pan fried flathead tails to char grilled Kransky. Why shop and cook? Why wash up? $12 Dinner menu. It’s a no brainer! Live music continues on Friday and Saturday nights. “That’s Reggae” supported by Bree-Arne Chamley on Fridays and Saturday nights from 6.30pm is a range of well known covers by “Ian Z” who is happy for requests. The end of the weekend brings “Jack Gatto” on Sunday arvo from 4pm. What a way to end the week. Well my week is complete. I am well fed, entertained and waited on at my table. Its restaurant quality food without the price tag I am a happy being and you will be too at Bardeli.

Ocean Grove Voice, May 5-18, 2010 - Page 15



Cellar Door Now Open 11am to 5pm weekends and Public Holidays Wine tasting and Sales All Day Gourmet Tasting Platters Maritime and Automotive Memorabilia Display and Classic Car Exhibition Multi Award Winning Wines New - Abalone Sales

225 Swan Bay Road, Wallington Phone 5250 5760

OPEN 7 DAYS New Menu! With Specials from $10!!


Book for Mothers D ay

due tO POPular demand, We have nOW exPanded Our Kebab menu! inCludinG Our FamOus hOusemade satay & ChiCKen yirOs Kebabs!

Eat In



Cnr Presidents & terraCe, OCean GrOve Ph - 5255 4684 Italian Cuisine

420A Wallington Road, Wallington 3216 5250 6056

Free ‘n’ Easy Dinner at 7th Wave Let Us Cook for You Two Courses and a FREE Glass of Wine Wednesday & Thursday Nights Only $35pp*

Bookings Essential 5255 1521

a little piece of Italy in the heart of the Bellarine Now available in Takeaway/Eat in: • Thin Crust Artisan Pizzas • 9 Authentic Varities in Reg/Lrg • Made using the finest Buffalo Mozarella, stretched curd cheeses and exceptional small goods Menus in your letterbox soon! Otherwise drop in and grab one today! Don’t Forget! Mon - Wed Before 7pm Kids under 12 eat free

Check out our 4 new great value lunch deals! 64b The Terrace, Ocean Grove. Open for Breakfast & Lunch 7 Days Open for Dinner Wed - Sun *For a Limited Time Only, Conditions Apply

Lunch: Thurs - Sun Dinner: 7 Days a Week Upstairs, 62 The Terrace Phone: 03 5255 5991

s l a e D y l Fami on the Menu 5255 1566 6/63 The Terrace, Ocean Grove

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Friday May 7 8pm: Piping Hot Chicken Shop – Live music with Sambrose Automobile, Ghost Mutt. free

what’s ON

Saturday May 8 8pm: Piping Hot Chicken Shop – Live music with Jackie Marshall, Sweet Delores. $10 Friday May 14 8pm: Piping Hot Chicken Shop – Live Rockabilly with Gatorbait. $15 Saturday May 15 8pm: Piping Hot Chicken Shop – Live music with Bellarine Secondary College VET Performance. $5

Saturday May 29 8pm: Piping Hot Chicken Shop – Live music with Marissa Quigley & Sweet Felicia. $15 Mondays 6.30 pm: Bar Deli – Open Mic night, combined with $12 Curry Night 7 pm – 8.30 pm: Line Dancing at the Ocean Grove Senior Citizens Hall, 101 The Terrace. Elaine 0413 690 597 Tuesdays 7.45 – 10 pm: Ocean Grove Scottish Country Dance - meet at the Marcus Hill Hall Cnr of Banks Rd & Bellarine Highway. Contact K South 5251 3393.

Wednesdays 1 pm – 3 pm: Line Dancing at the Ocean Grove Senior Citizens Hall, 101 The Terrace. Elaine 0413 690 597 Fridays 6.30pm: Bar Deli – Live Reggae music with Bree-Arne and Lauchy 8 - 10pm: Grind Burger - DJ Isaac Fryar (Likes of You/Future Entertainment). Deep House and Lounge mixes.

Sundays 12.30 :Leura Park Estate Sensational wines and food available. Live music - 60’s, 70’s, 80’s every Sunday! 1400 Portarlington Road, Drysdale. Tel 5253 3180

Saturdays 5 – 9pm: Ocean Grove Hotel – Open mic 6.30pm: Bar Deli – Live music with “Ian at Bar Deli”. Range of cover songs from artists such as Leonard Cohen and Jim Croce

Jackie pulls into the Grove


Concrete Pty Ltd “Just pour it”

Concrete, Stencil, Slabs Exposed Aggregate

Australian artist Jackie Marshall is performing at the Chicken Shop on May 8. Jackie spent her early teens sneaking into 90s Indy Rock gigs and teaching herself to play a borrowed guitar by deciphering Bob Dylan charts of songs she’d never heard in real life. Still in her teens when she concurrently discovered writers the likes of Bruce Chatwin, Jack Kerouac, Hunter S. Thompson, Tim Robbins and Kurt Vonnegut, Jackie wasted no time in deciding to hit the road for a life of real hitch-hikin’ adventure. Thereafter she added Beat era Jazz and 60s era Rock and Folk to her musical tastes and started writing songs. Weary from the road one year, she shacked up in a dilapidated Queenslander behind the XXXX brewery in Brisbane with alt country aficionado and musician-in-his-own-right Chris Pickering, his little brother Vinnie, and Vesna Zornik the Slovenian super diva; during which time she caught a whiff of the tail of all this new-country malarky, not to mention an incessant barrage of fermenting hops. She released her Australian Music Prize shortlisted debut album FIGHT n’FLIGHT, to national critical acclaim late in 2006, and an official career in genre-defiant writing, performing and recording of songs was born. An incorrigible journeywoman, Jackie has finally found time to make a new album. LADIE’S LUCK will be released in Australia this year.

All types of concrete excavation

Neville Creece

17 Marine Parade, Ocean Grove 3226 Mobile: 0414 525 392

Clubs meet

8 - 10pm: Grind Burger - DJ TVB. Deep House and Lounge mixes.



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, 7pm-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, 1pm at St Peter’s Ch Hall, Draper St. Details 5256 1863. May 3 meeting features a Danny Bloom Fashion Show. 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. John 5256 2489 or Chris 5256 1996. Bellarine T.O.W.N, 6pm: Uniting Church Hall, cnr Eggleston Street and The Parade. Contact Glenda 5255 5463. Rotary Club of Ocean Grove, 6pm at Ocean Grove Hotel.

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

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.

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 Bellarine Table Tennis Club, 10am-12noon at the Memorial Hall, 123 The Avenue, Ocean Grove. Ph. John 5256 2489 or Chris 5256 1996.

First Thursday of every month Ocean Grove Nightlights CWA, 7.30pm at the Senior Citizens Hall, visitors welcome. Enquiries Faye 5255 4430.

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

Fourth Friday of every month Ocean Grove 4 Villages Mixed Probus Club, 10.30am, the Surfside Centre. Meet new friends, visitors welcome. Call 5256 2037

Saturdays Bellarine Table Tennis Club, 3pm-5pm at the Memorial Hall, 123 The Avenue, Ocean Grove. Ph. John 5256 2489 or Chris 5256 1996. Bellarine and Geelong Social Group, for partnered or single people of working age. Dining out, coffee, movies, pub/trivia/band nights & more.

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Building our future ALL Ocean Grove’s primary schools will have vastly improved facilities by the end of the year. Local Member of Parliament Darren Cheeseman visited Our Lady Star of The Sea last week to inspect their new building sites. Star of the Sea and the other primary schools have received cash boosts as part of the government’s Building the Education Revolution initiative. Star of the Sea alone was awarded a $2 million package to build a library and five new classrooms. “Building the Education Revolution is a fantastic example of the commitment of the Victorian State Government working with schools for new educational infrastructure,” Mr. Cheeseman said. Principal Rhonda Boyd said that the classrooms were due to open in September with the entire project to be completed by the end of 2010. “We’re very excited about it, it’s such a good

thing for the school,” she said. Rhonda said grade six student Nathan O’Neill is excited for the new classrooms to be finished as the grade five and six classes are currently located in portable rooms. “It won’t be very hot (in the new rooms) because we’ll have air conditioning,” Nathan said. The library extension unfortunately means a memorial garden will have to be removed from the front of the school. Ocean Grove Cancer Support Group Rob Burns planted the garden ten years ago to commemorate local people who had passed away. Rob tends to the garden in his spare time often coming in on a Saturday morning however he was philosophical on its end saying, “this is progress.” Surfside Primary School’s principal Mark Huglin said that their

Would your Mum want flowers from an Award Winning Florist? 74b The Terrace (opp Hayden‛s) 5255 3030 Deliveries to all areas

Every building we design begins with a relationship based on understanding, cooperation, suggestion and creation. It is a process that encourages individual expression in the building of something lasting and valued.

Rob Burns, Frank Pinder of Rendine Construction, Father Michael Richardson, Principal Rhonda Boyd, Federal MP Darren Cheeseman, and students Bryce O’Neill and Nathan Clark.

school’s building project is progressing, “full steam ahead.” Excavators

have started on the new classroom site which will see four new open-plan

classrooms hopefully open for the 2011 school year.

upper floor 87 the parade, ocean grove p. (03) 5255 3355 | f. (03) 5255 3366 m. 0439 660069 | e.

New classrooms are taking shape at Our Lady Star of the Sea Primary.


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Telephone 5256 3183

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Nick Heyward Ph: 0412 121 906 Fax: 5254 2274 PO Box 1075, Barwon Heads 3227




5255 2212


RBP Licence 18597


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DREAM Hotondo Homes Nick, Allie, Andrew and the team at Hotondo Homes in Ocean Grove are currently in the process of building a new display home in the Arlington Rise estate, Portarlington. The Dakota 267 display is expected to open at the end of April 2010. Hotondo Homes have the perfect combination of national group buying power, and quality local tradesmen. We believe building your dream home should be an enjoyable experience from the first point of contact to the hand over date. Our builders Nick Barker and Andrew Hopper have over 40 years combined building experience on the Bellarine Peninsula and Greater Geelong region. Tile Boutique The Tile Boutique - Bella Tiles Ocean Grove has the products and materials for any tiling job, no matter the size. Through Tile Boutique we are able to import some of the best European tiles available as well as quality Australian products. We also have in stock glue, grout, waterproofing, caulk, screed, and tools for both the professional and the handyman. With over 30 years experience in the tiling trade you are able to get expert advice and we have tiling equipment for hire. After hours appointments are available. Call Chris who will personally assist you to make the best selections.

Geelong Homes Geelong Homes has been building quality homes in the Geelong region since 1995. Our commitment is to build a home of quality, that represents real value for money and ultimately - have you happily recommending Geelong Homes to your friends. Over time our designs have been refined to suit the ever changing marketplace with the aim of providing a range of standard designs that will satisfy your requirements, maximise solar efficiency, conveyed in a building process that is both easy to understand and enjoyable. With a Geelong Home - You’re home in Style. Creey’s Concrete Creecy’s Concrete are a local established business. Trading in the Bellarine and

surrounding areas for over 35 years, “Creecy’s Crew” have all of your concreting needs covered. They offer a friendly, reliable and professional service that includes house slabs, driveway, paving, exposed aggregate finish, slate texture finish as well as concrete spray on texture and Fauxbrick. Call now for an obligation free quote…you won’t be disappointed! Bellarine & Surcoast Kitchens Jodie & Matt Fisher have recently taken over down at Bellarine & Surfcoast Kitchens! They offer new kitchens, bathrooms, laundry’s and wardrobes fitted to your specifications! Along with complete kitchen renovations, they are a business hard to beat!! Call them now for an obligation free quote!

Michael Higgins Building Design Established in 2003 by local designer Michael Higgins, this Ocean Grove based design practice has experienced a steady rate of growth with strong ongoing support from builders in the Ocean Grove, Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff areas, it has also continued to successfully add to an ever increasing list of satisfied clients & referrals. The Michael Higgins Building Design practice provides a broad range of professional services to the residential, commercial and industrial sectors of the building industries, with early stage project viability studies & advice, concept design, artistic representations, town planning, complete project building documentation and contract administration services with the MHBD office now boasting collective industry experience of over 35 years. The MHBD team has prided itself with forging strong ongoing relationships with its consultant group consisting of Surveyors, Town Planners (both in private practice & council’s), landscape architects, structural engineers, interior designers & the building trades. Michael Higgins building design has been honoured with the winning of several industry awards including Winner of HIA 2009 Western Region Home of the Year & custom built home over $700,000.

2009 HIA Western VIctorIA regIonAl HousIng AWArd WInner

New Homes, Extensions, Renovations, Bathrooms, Decking Ph/Fax 03 5255 4329 Mobile 0417 524 143

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The Voice Business Directory Accommodation Acting Classes

Screen Actors


0417 077 200

Able Antenna Service 5253 1680 Bellarine and Geelong Antennas 0438 880066 Lonsdale Antennas 0410 580 255 Point Lonsdale Television 0411 490430

Architects de Atelier Architects

5255 3378

Art Galleries

Direct Carving Sculpture Workshop 0419 006959

Audio Equipment and Repairs Bellarine Audio

5256 3732

Automotive Drysdale Smash Repairs 5251 2322 Gardiner Automotive 5255 5380 Ocean Grove All Makes Automotive 5255 2171 Ocean Grove Automotive (RACV) 5255 1050 Peninsula Collision Repairs 5256 3240 Sheen Panel Service 5256 3183

Baby and Child Little Darlings Sandi’s Spot

5255 4095 5255 2943


ANZ Bendigo Bank NAB Westpac

5255 5760 5255 4866 5255 0700 5255 2011

Beauty Salons Bellarine Beauty Therapy 5256 2129 Mermaids Unisex Beauty Salon 5255 5844 Salon Grove 0408 172 062 The Smooth Spot 0431 196 007

Bins and Waste Removal Billy’s Bins

0418 385 667

Bowling Clubs 5255 1540


5255 2034

Michael Higgins Building Design 5255 3355 Step One House Dzine 0418 131 648

B Moore Carpentry & Bld Maint 0411 061 556

Carpet Cleaning 0414 408528

Graham Coates Carpet Cleaning Service 0408 526997

Catering 5255 1832 5256 3094

Community Groups 5256 2050

Computer Sales and Repairs

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

Engineering Ocean Grove Engineering

5255 5922

Entertainment/Music Haze Music Booking Agents

5255 2492

Fencing Bellarine Brush Fencing BellarineTimber & Fencing Jim’s Fencing Just Paling Fences Know A Fence

0413 925367 0413 580990 131 546 0407 694422 0409 222112

Flooring Drysdale Carpet Court Fletchers Carpet Choice

5253 1855 5222 1555

Florists Beachside Blooms Flowers on the Terrace Moss Industry

5255 3030 5256 1645 5254 2277

Funeral Directors

Bellarine Memories

5255 5500

Bellarine Furniture & Bed R Us

5255 2288

0411 181027

Datura Gardening & Home Maintenance 0433 622 849

0437 381872 0417 030091 0419 583154 5258 6761

Golf Clubs 5258 1955 5255 3360 5255 3955 5255 3779

Health and Fitness 5255 4222 0419 105171 5255 3475 0405022084 5255 2572

Health and Wellbeing A Touch of Class Remedial Massage 5255 5137 Bellarine Remedial & Sports Massage 0417 331694

5253 2522 5255 5755 5255 3358 0414 893719 Rachel Lafranchi Holistic Counselling 0412 439121

0414 525392

Ocean Grove Hire


Home Loans 5221 7411 5255 5556 5255 4480

Go Loans

The Voice Business Directory 5255 3233

Green Steam


Complete Joinery Services

5256 3990 5255 4548

Landscape Design & Construction 0418 329 765

Lawyers Vines Lawyers

5255 4411

Lifts 0409 564 486

Locksmiths Glenn Davis Locksmith

Maleline Mensland

0409 849 419

5255 2264

New Homes Duncan Pascoe Builders Hotondo Homes Le Maistre Builders

0417 524143 5255 3556 5255 1309

Nurseries McOuats Nursery Echidna Native Nursery

5255 1684 0419 532 916

5251 5777

Optometrists 5256 1295 5255 5655

Painters Steven Flynn Painting Services Wallington Painting Services

0411 126291 0405 022084

Pet Supplies Doggy Dear

0409 943671 5229 3772

Shoe Shops 5255 1257

Signage Filia Signs

0409 183965

Bellarine Sports BJ’s Tennis & Leisure Rebound Oz Trampolines

5255 1144 5255 1105 1300 851691

Sports Retail Surf Shops

5255 5525

Surfboard Repairs Cruise Control Rousa Surfboards & Repairs

0409 542060 0403 693 333

Takeaway Grind Burgers Ocean Grove Sushi & Noodle Bar Rolling Pin Pies & Cakes Subway Tradies Takeaway Trident Fish Bar

5255 4684 5255 3759 5256 1517 5255 3077 5255 5099 5256 2099

Tanning Studios Tanzon

5255 4100

5255 5550

Tiling 0419 564828

Travel Agents 0400 721185

Harvey World Travel Jetset Travel - Ocean Grove

0400 595 738

0458 641127

Tyres Surfside Tyre Centre

5255 1236 0410 659469

5256 1888 5255 5252

Tree Services Tree Cycling


5255 5611

Websites Website Concepts

5256 1948

Window Cleaners


0408 037686 Excel Window Cleaning 0402 769973 0430 443700 0431 314142 Tintmaster 0448 567774 0430 112 102 Green Grape Wine Tours Leura Park Estate 5255 1548 McGlashans Wallington Estate

0431 939814

Window Tinting

5221 8877


0424 467455 5253 3180 5250 5760

Women’s Wear

Real Estate 5255 4099


& classifieds


Ocean Grove Tiling

Plantation Shutters

Surf Edge Rendering

5255 2732 0429 040121

Geelong Monitoring Services Standby Security Services

5255 1331

Picture Framing


Coastal Roofing RSN Roofing

Coastline Tattoo

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

Annandale Plumbing Hugh McLaren Plumbing Ocean Grove Plumbing Pirie Plumbing Services Ross Eddy Plumbing Wayne Heard Plumbing

5255 5555 0432 488 398 5221 5991


5256 1562


Beaton Bros Precision Plastering

Retail Coastal Lighting The Bridal Manner The Last Piece



GB Plantation Shutters

5254 1277 5255 1832 5254 3376 5255 5991 5250 6056 5255 1122 5255 3040 5250 3489 5256 1944 5256 3094 5255 1959 5250 1199 5258 1544

Murfs Longboards Surf Shop

Office Supplies

Greg Sly Optometrist Ocean Eyes Optometrists

At The Heads Bar Deli Beachhouse Bolzano Cucina Elkhorn Roadhouse Ocean Grove Hotel and Bistro Ocean Grove Pizza and Pasta Peppers Cafe The Dunes The Groove The Mex The Purple Duck Vue Grand

Grove Shoeland


RT Edgar 0414 744 25

0434 489724

Jewellers Cleo Fine Jewellery

Paxton Press 5255 1344

5255 1566

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Ocean Grove Junior Tennis

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Kai Thieme slots in goal number one for the Waves firsts.

SURFSIDE Waves claimed the honours in the soccer version of the Battle of the Bridge on Sunday. The reserves got the first day of senior soccer off to a positive start with a 4-0 win over the neighbouring rivals while the first team notched up a 3-1 victory. Scorers in the first team game were Kai Thieme, Sid Smith and Stefan Hargreaves.



RESULTS: April 23 U 12 Girls Bellarine 18 def Bulleen (3) 14 U 12 Boys Bellarine 30 def by Bulleen (3) 46 U 14 Girls (1) Bellarine 41 def Sunbury (2) 23 U 14 Girls (2) Bellarine 15 def by Whittlesea (2) 19 U 14 Boys (1) Bellarine 37 def Wallan 27 U 14 boys (2) Bellarine 43 def Corio Bay (2) 39 U 16 girls (1) Bye U 16 girls (2) Bellarine 29 def by Craigieburn (2) 41 U 18 Boys Bellarine 37 def Wallan 34 U 20 Girls Bellarine 17 def by Ringwood 34 U 20 Boys Bye UNDER 14 BOYS (1). Bellarine Storm U 14 Boys A played Wallan Friday April 23rd at home. After a slow start Storm applied the pressure and had a good lead at half time. The second half was even with Storm having a good win 38 to 26. Once again foul shots let Storm down shooting less than 50%. This cements Storms position in the Top 4 with a win loss record of 3-1. A team effort with special mention to Kye Baulch, Josiah King and Mitch Peers for terrific games. UNDER 14 BOYS (2) Friday the 23rd April, Bellarine Storm 2 played host to Corio Bay 2nds .The game kept everyone on the edge of their seats with the score not exceeding a 6pt margin for the wholegame .With Liam Astal hitting his lay ups and Guy Perkins great in defence, the Bellarine boys got home by 4pts. Great effort by all the boys. RESULTS: April 30 U 12 Girls Bellarine 13 def by Bulleen (4) 18 U 12 Boys Bellarine 35 def Craigieburn 25 U 14 Girls (1) Bellarine 25 drew with Diamond Valley (4) 25 U 14 Girls (2) Bellarine 40 def Craigieburn (2) 23 U 14 Boys (1) Bellarine 36 def Collingwood 27 U 14 boys (2) Bellarine 30 def by Altona (3) 40 U 16 girls (1) Bellarine 57 def Bulleen 52 U 16 girls (2) Bellarine 26 def by Eltham (3) 28 U 18 Boys Bellarine 47 def Doncaster 38 U 20 Girls Bellarine 13 def by Chelsea 58 U 20 Boys Bellarine 41 def Warrandyte 40 U12 Boys Bellarine Storm v Craigieburn Eagles With a much improved team performance from

the previous week, Storm defeated Eagles 35-25. Bellarine’s full court defensive pressure caused turnovers from Craigieburn and twin towers Patrick Goodier and Max Kos rebounded strongly to enable the fast break offence to be run successfully. Good job boys. Top Scorers: P. Goodier 10, M. Lonney 8, K. Meyer 6. UNDER 14 GIRLS (2) This week we were off to Greenvale. The girls played a brilliant game yet again this week. We started off strong and never stopped until the final siren. The girl’s defence was excellent, Craigieburn really struggled to get past our full court press, and we forced them into making a lot of simple mistakes. The team work and passing was superb and I couldn’t fault their game at all. Great game girls and keep up the good work. U/16B Girls Bellarine(2) 26 def by Eltham(3) 28 Despite our girls starting strong, Eltham remained focused & got off to a great start leading 12 - 2. Storm stepped up the pressure & managed to peg back the lead to only 3 points at half time (17 - 14). Eltham settled & managed to get another big lead in the second half. Our girls never gave up and really surprised Eltham with intense defence & control. Despite Eltham’s attempts to freeze the ball, we managed a couple of quick turnovers & nearly stole the game. Top Scorers - Laura Ellis 11, Allison Marsh 8 Rebounds - Allison Marsh 7 UNDER 14 GIRLS (1) After a long drive to Mill Park, the under 14 A girls started the game a little unsettled, and gave away a few easy baskets early in the game to the Diamond Valley Eagles girls. A team effort saw the Storm girls tighten their defence and fight back with strength and determination. With only two points difference at half time the two teams battled out the second half with only seconds on the clock to end the game with a 25 point draw.

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Ocean Grove Junior Tennis results for Round 1 of the Winter Season Section 1 Boys Red lost to Geelong Lawn 3 sets 25 games to 3 sets 26. Section 1Boys White lost to St Marys 0 sets 13 to 6 sets 36 Section 2 Girls defeated Geelong Lawn Green 5 sets 34 to 1 set 23 Section 7 Mixed lost to Newcomb 1 set 20 to 5 sets 32 well done to Nicole Nash on winning her set 6 2 Section 8 Girls lost to Highton 0 sets 9 to 6 sets 36 Section 11 Girls defeated Grovedale 5 sets 30 to 1 set 13 Well done Kierra Grossman and Erin Dickinson who won their doubles 6 0 Section 13 Mixed lost to Surfside 1 set 11 to 5 sets 34. Well done Zac Souter winning his singles 6 4 Section 14 Boys lost to Highton 1 set 12 to 5 sets 34. Well done Jonnie Evans winning his singles 6 4. Results compiled by Jarryd Proctor

Division 2 Hit Me vs Young Ones Hit me winning 5 sets 25-9, 25-7, 25-18, 25-16, 17-9 Grovers vs Phantom Heroes Grovers winning 3 sets Heroes winning 1 set Grovers 25-17.25-7, 20-25, 20-12 Division 1 Phantom Black vs Phantom Devils Blacks winning 3 sets 25-10, 25-14. 25-22 No report Team Wave vs 6 Pact 6 Pact winning 3 sets 25-17, 25-10, 25-8 Both teams were playing with only 5 players tonight and the game was a little slower at times. First set saw Team Wave put up a strong fight with some great back court spikes from Jonathan Lingham and some good setting from Sam Wilson to help her team get some points back. 6 Pact were on another winning streak, even though the first set did take them by surprise. Harrison Foott did some great spiking with Lyn Edlich doing a great job of setting. A really good game considering both teams had 5 players. Stingers vs Bandits DRAW Stingers 26-24, 21-25, 4-10 Stingers made Bandits play up to the standard they are used to tonight. It did make Bandits a bit complacent at times thinking they were going to have any easy win and this is what got Stingers into the game. Claire Jones for Bandits was at her usual best at setting the ball for her spikers. The second set saw Stingers lose a bit of momentum and focus to lose that set but they still made Bandits play hard. Mitchell Clarke was doing some great passing and blocking on the net for Stingers with his sister Melanie doing an awesome job of spiking and some great chasing of balls to help her team get the points back. Overall a great match considering Bandits thought they were going to have an easy match. Only 5 weeks to go to the Victorian Country Championships so teams are starting to have more trainings and it is paying off. Can’t wait to hear how the teams go this year, the last few years the Ladies team have played in the Grand Final to win it 3 times but the Mens team have still to get a place so they better get their act together if they don’t want the ladies to show them up. Keep up the good work and remember to have fun.


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From the co-ordinators desk It’s been quite a few months since I have written from the co-ordinators desk and many things have happened over this time.

What a wonderful way for people al suffering from the same problem to gather together and feel that they are being actively listened to, with empathy and an understanding that is difficult to find elsewhere – Thank You”

I can not believe that we are already into term 2 and how quickly the first term flew by. Julie has created a wonderful program full of activities for the whole community. If you haven’t seen one take a look at what we have on offer.

A member recently said “how much it has meant to her having a place to go where she could feel comfortable in the knowledge that others really knew how she feels. It makes such a difference to be understood.”

Negotiations for our building upgrade are on track with the City of Greater Geelong, hopefully we will have some plans up for display over the coming months.

Another said: “ the value of self help groups should never be underestimated they have a definite place in our communities – there should be more.”

Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre has received its provisional licence and are now in the process for applying for our full licence for Vacation Care. We are in the process of being re-accredited as a registered training office and throughout this process we will be adding another 8 courses to our scope of registration. These new nationally recognised courses will enhance local learning opportunities to our community. Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre has had some success in the Impetus Youth Awards – well done to all of our youth workers. To finish up my column I would like to remind all of our community members that OGNC is your centre and we would like to see you soon. Regards Nicki Dunne

Drop in Our youth program known as Drop in is almost at capacity. Bring along a friend call in on a Friday night and join our qualified youth workers

We are open to everyone and welcome those who wish to attend with warmth and understanding. Please contact the centre for further details.

School holiday program for a fun night of supervised activities. Drop in provides support and guidance to young people residing on the Bellarine Peninsula. Open every Friday from 6pm to 9pm, Dinner and activities each week, all this for just $5.00 per week (excursions approx $15). Camp for 2010 is to the Gold Coast from 7th to 11th October camp will include 2 theme parks, accommodation, food, transport , flights and staff. Listed below is our itinerary for term 2 at DROP IN 16th April: In house 23rd April: Graffiti Art 30th April: Time Zone 7th May Dress to impress 14th May Lets paint the shed 21st May Rock Climbing 28th May 3 on 3 BBall Comp

4th June Mexican Dinner (dress Up) 11th June: Ten Pin Bowling 18th June: Art Show Prep 25th June: Supercats Basketball Game

Classes available at the centre May to June Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre still has a number of vacancies in various classes please contact the centre or pop in and grab a copy of the program.

Mood support group The Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre mood disorder support group was established three and a half years ago offering care and support to those in need.

The centre realised there was no self help group on the Bellarine available to people with mental health problems and we now offer a mutual support and self help program once a week, Thursday from 10am to 12noon. A member of the group wrote – “ this group for depression, is extremely important to the community that services the people in the surrounding and outer area of the Bellarine Peninsula. People with depression, like myself, find it difficult to communicate with others about the way they feel. There is still a certain stigma that exists where mental health is concerned. I can come to these meeting and share my thoughts and feelings without any judgement. This group is

friendly and welcoming, with a warmth and acceptance that is ongoing. Various speakers are invited and they all assist with this disease called depression. Often people can not find an outlet to verbalise their problems, and this always results in feelings building up until problems become unbearable. This group helps to break that cycle and therefore creates a feeling of well being. Since I have been attending these sessions, I have seen people improve their communication skills, and realise that there is a sense of relief, that they are not the only person out there feeling this way. These sessions provide

Did you know that we are registered as a High Quality Vacation Care Centre. Our Fees are set at competitive rates. Our program is supervised by qualified Primary Teachers. The Kids that come along never want to leave. We provide a mix of craft activities, excursions, outdoor play, indoor play and much more. Parents are eligible for fee relief through Child Care Rebate system and that we are open from 8am to 6pm. Don’t leave your booking to the last minute!! Bookings now open for the June/July School holiday program. For a copy of the full program and enrolment forms contact the centre.

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Young Cobras making the grade Round 1 Under 10 Orange vs St. Albans White Cobras Under 10 Orange had a great tussle with St Albans White before the saints got away in the last half. Cobras got away to a great start with Tyler Bryan snagging 2 goals in the opening term and James Gillians slamming through another. Harry Dixon-Jennings was in and under, Daniel Foster was working hard around the packs and Noa Northam was bursting through and kicking long. It was a fantastic first up effort from the boys, many playing their first game of footy. Cobras 3.0.18 St Albans White 7.10.52 Round 2 Under 10 Orange vs Leopold Green Cobras travelled to Leopold to take on Green under lights. The game was fast moving with some great tackling by the boys. James Gillians added to his goal tally and had a great game, moving the ball quickly with the help of his team mates. Lachlan Street was making an impact in defence and around the ball with strong play. Jase Franken’s was getting plenty of it driving his team forward with his raking left foot. Noah deBruijn put in another solid display helping out his team mates and getting plenty of it. The endeavour and the tackling of the boys against bigger opponents was great to watch. Cobras 1.2.8 Leopold Green 9.5.59 Round 3 Under 10 Orange vs Queenscliff Our first game at home and best effort so far. After the boys washed the sleep out of their eyes they matched Queenscliff all the way. After Queenscliff got away to a flyer (7 goals to nil) in the first quarter all the boys lifted. It was great to have Bryce Newton back and playing well. Bailey Payne was getting the hard ball and laying some strong tackles. Tom Ness in the ruck was forcing the ball forward and his great work led directly to 2 final quarter goals as we started to run all over

Cobras under 14 (div 1) side line up for a tough fixture against Lara at the weekend. Queenscliff. Jase Franken put one through after some great work from Tom and Noa Northam slammed one home to finish on a high. The tackling again was a highlight and a few shepherds in the last quarter was making a big difference. If the boys keep improving at this rate, keep helping out their team mates and most of all, HAVING FUN, a win is just around the corner. Cobras 2.2.14 Queenscliff 11.6.72 Round 3 Under 10 White vs St Albans White In a close encounter with the Saints the Cobras White side played some great team football. With big man Harry Rowsell rucking well, it gave midfielders like Seamus Spanner and Fionn Holten the opportunity to clear the ball out of the middle and send it into attack time and time again. The Young brothers did well with Flynn strong in the back and Noah with his speed dominating up forward. A real 4 quarter effort saw the teams hard work pay off, running out to a great win with a 4 goal last term. Well done Cobras! Best: N.Young, H.Rowsell, Fionn Holten, S.Spanner, F.Young Goals: N.Young 3, L.Woolley 2, W.Trevean 1,M.Sutton 1 Cobras 7.3.45 St.Albans 2.4.22 Round 2 Under 12 Orange vs Leopold Green You have to admire this group of footballers! Up against a much bigger and stronger opponent again and yet they gave 110% effort all day. Led out by Nick Foster and Oliver Monteith, the Cobras defended bravely. A few bad bounces cost dearly but it was great to see the attack on the ball from the likes of Thomas Smith and Jack Tregenza. Both Luke Fisher and Joshua Lancaster

did the team things which coaches love. Once again the boys played the role of “last quarter specialists” with a 4 goal to 1 but it wasn’t enough to beat this Leopold side. As the skills and decision making improves, so will this team as there is plenty of talent amongst them. Cobras 4.7.31 Leopold 12.8.80 Best: J.Tregenza, T.Smith, L.Fisher, J.Lancaster Goals: L.Smith 2, J.Tregenza 1, N.Foster 1 Round 3 Under 12 Orange vs Queenscliff Blue The Cobras Orange side really came out to play in what was their first home game at the SnakePit. Captains Connor Harvey and Joseph Smith led the eager team out of the new club rooms and were on their game from the first bounce. Fantastic passages of play with great handball and link up kicks and hard at the ball attitude from all the Cobras saw them have their first win of the season. Nicky Foster was a human wall across half back taking mark after mark and sending the Cobras back into attack time and time again. Jackson stood up with some strong defensive work and the run and carry through the corridor of Joseph McDonald and Declan Bradley was outstanding. The forwards were potent with Riley Featherby, Oliver Monteith and Jack Tregenza all booting 2 each. Best: J.McDonald, J.Peters, D.Bradley, N.Foster Goals: R.Featherby 2, J.Tregenza 2, O.Monteith 2, J.Bond, D.Bradley, L.Gawley – Price, B.Schwartz,C. Harvey, T.Smith Cobras 12.10. 82 Qcliff 7.6. 48 Round 2 Under 12 White vs St Albans Black The Cobras started the first quarter off with some great

team play and super strong tackling. Jesse Caliguri had the ball on a string taking big strong marks and slotting 3 majors from the forward pocket. The second quarter saw the Cobras take a comfortable lead due to some fantastic work in front of goal from Broderick Gist. He booted 3 himself which included one boomer from over 40 metres out. The 3rd term saw the Saints fight back kicking 4 goals to zip to give them the lead going into the all important last quarter. The Cobras steadied the ship with 2 early goals including one great running goal from Thomas Wallis. A big team effort and great possession football saw the Cobras run out with the game. Well done boys. Cobras: 8.7.55 St Albans 6.7.43 Best: B.Gist, J.Caliguri, N.Phillips, A.Dedini, O.Young, R.Symonds Goals: B.Gist 4, J.Caliguri 3, T.Wallis 1 Round 2 Under 12 Cobras Blue Vs Barwon Heads It was a touch Assignment for the Cobras Blue coming up against Barwon Heads in the Second round. Led by Alex Wilcox and Cory Pfeiffer the Cobras tried hard all game but were unable to match the opponent’s team play and ball movement. Harry Morris showed great determination around the centre while Michael Smith showed his skills and ability to attack the ball. Strong tackles from Liam Warren across half back and some strong marks from Hugh Brown in the forward line as well as some improved team play showed an improvement in the third quarter. Best Players: Liam Warren, Harry Morris, Hugh Brown, Michael Round 3 Cobra Under 14 (1) vs

Leopold We ventured to Leopold on Friday night and played a team that could possibly be the best Under 14 side in the Geelong region. Although outplayed the boys battled hard and put in four quarters of consistent effort. Zane Cordy was a standout, Nick Murphy again showed what a valuable addition to the side he will be, and we got our usual solid contributions from our skipper Matt Caldow, Stirlo, and Brayden Warren. Ned Holland snapped a lovely goal to show he can be an asset at both ends of the ground. Keep the heads up boys and the spirits high as it is going to get easier after already playing two top sides. Cobras 1.0.6 Leopold 19.16.130 Round 2 Under 14 (2) vs Lara (2) In what was a fantastic team effort and a show of skills, the Cobras dominated its match against Lara. With Mitchell Lindkvist as captain, the boys put pressure on every Lara possession and the back sixes defensive pressure was a highlight restricting Lara to just 8 scoring shots for the match. The forwards took advantage of every scoring opportunity banging on a massive 17 goals with McDonald, Hodder and Hollmer adding three goals each. A great team effort! Cobras 17.16.118 Lara 1.6.12 Best: V.McDonald, M.Henderson, W.Gant Goals: J.Hodder 3, R.Hollmer 3, V.McDonald 3 Round 3 Under 14 (2) vs East Geelong In what was a very windy but even contest, the Cobras played fantastic team footy. Captained by Jed Evans and down in the 3rd term the Cobras showed that never give up spirit to stay in the match. Sam Pfeiffer was great out on the wing and Jake Taylor ran off half back tirelessly. Jack Ness once again showed his strength and both ends of the ground. So it was with great determination and team play that saw the Cobras kick 2 final term goals against the wind and pull off a memorable victory. Best: S.Pfeiffer, J.Taylor, J.Ness Goals: F.Ryan, J.Taylor, J.Ness, M.Lindkvist Cobras 4.12.36 East Geelong 3.2.20

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Action from Grove under 11s game against Barwon Heads.

Grove under 17 divsion 1 side line up against the Heads.

OCEAN Grove Netball Club is very proud to announce that we have 14 girls selected in the BDNA Rep teams. We also have 4 coaches and one team manager. It is a credit to the girls for achieving selection and also to the parents for committing to the extra travel and time involved with all of the tournaments. Good luck to you all for

Sunday’s first round of tournaments at Waverley. BDNA Rep Teams – OGNC Representatives 11 & U - Claudia Britt , Taya Payne, & Samantha Gravener 11 & U - Coach - Vicki McElligott 13 & U – Div 1 – Coach – Abbey Benjamin 13 & U – Div 2 – Bridget Taylor, Maddison Traynor, Paige Woolhouse 15 & U – Div 1 – Molly

Evans, Alice TeagueNeeld 15 & U – Div 2 – Grace Caldow, Emma BlakeHahnel, Zana Woods, Bec Watson 15 & U - Coach – Lorraine Birch 17 & U – Molly TeagueNeeld, Jess Morris 17 & U - Coach – Charlotte Vines. Team Manager – Amanda Vines.

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Mixed early season

Read the Play in Grove

THE last two weeks have been a mixed bag for the Netballers. The juniors have been leading the way with some strong wins. Great to see both the A and B grade teams having their first wins for the season. A grade had a very physical game against Newcomb with Lucy Teague-Neeld hitting the ground hard and knocking herself out and Abbey Benjamin also hurt her head in a fall during the last quarter. No denying the girls commitment that’s for sure! A grade were over run by Newcomb in the last quarter going down by 6. It was fantastic to see A grade have a convincing win against ladder leaders Barwon Heads on Saturday. Hopefully it’s the start of a winning streak. A grade are 7th on ladder. B grade were impressive with their 6 goal win against Newcomb. It is good to see the girls have a well deserved win. Unfortunately the girls went down to Barwon Heads by 7. B grade are 8th on ladder. C Grade battled hard and lead for most of the game but Newcomb finished stronger and took the lead in the last quarter and won by 3. Barwon Heads proved to be tough opponents beating our girls by 20. C grade are 9th on ladder. D Grade girls were so disappointed to lose by 1 goal against Newcomb. They were certainly in the game all day and I am sure a win won’t be far around the corner for you. Barwon Heads showed why they are near the top of the ladder overrunning the D girls by 39. D grade are 10th on ladder Both C & D lack a bit of height making it tough going in the goal circles. They both have some good combinations though and as the season goes on they will get used to playing together and wins will come their way. Junior Coaches Reports 11&U – Bree & LucyThe girls had a slow start against Newcomb but were comfortable winners. Barwon Heads proved to be a strong team defeating the girls by 7. Keep up the good work and train hard! 13&U Div 1 – Jacquie – Not much to report as once again the girls didn’t have a game against Newcomb so they have

During May Ocean Grove Football Netball Club will be running the Read the Play Program for their junior players. Read the Play is an innovative program which addresses the health and well being of young people. Football Geelong and Bellarine and District Netball Association are only two of the many groups and businesses sponsoring this program which is aimed at under 16 footballers and 15 & under netballers.

B Grade line up after their tough match against Barwon Heads.

only played one game out of 3. Very frustrating for girls and their coach. Against Barwon Heads the girls were pushed all the way and were just beaten by 2 in the end. 5th on ladder. 13&U Div 2 – Brooke – The girls are working really well as a team. All of the girls are willing to take on all positions on the court. They have had a great start to the season being undefeated. 3rd on ladder. 15&U Div 1 – Abbey – No game against Newcomb so girls had a practice match against our 17&U Div 1 who also did not have opposition. This was a hard fought game between the local girls and there was no slacking off – a good work out. This week the girls were too strong for Barwon Heads and had a convincing win. Girls remain 2nd on ladder. 15&U Div 2 – Steph and Liz – The girls have a very strong team who play well together. They listen to their coaches. They are happy to rotate positions

proving how versatile they all are. Undefeated and 2nd on ladder. 17&U Div 1 – Gary – The 17 & Under girls have had a really good start to the season. They are starting to “gel well” and remain undefeated. We are working through a few injuries and hope to have a full compliment of players by the second half of the season. 17 Div 1 are 2nd on ladder. 17&U Div 2 – Brooke – First game of the year against Newcomb as Ammos and Modewarre don’t have Div 2. Barwon Heads were too strong winning 20 to 8. 17 Div 2 are 8th on ladder 19&U – Charlotte – The girls have the potential for a really good year if they work hard and work together as a team. The girls are training well and looking forward to a good year. 19’s are 6th on ladder Results from Round 3 v Newcomb A Grade: New 47 d OG 41 Best: M. TeagueNeeld, P. Birch B Grade: OG 36 d New Want More Time With The Kids? Are You Ready To Take Control Of Your Future? CALL NOW FOR YOUR FREE DVD:

30 Best: K. Boswell, J. Montgomery C Grade: New 26 d OG 23 Best: E. Burgess, J. Lucas, R. Maher D Grade: New 14 d OG 13 Best: L.Cocking E. Hager, J. Doherty, 19 & U : OG 31 d New 6 Best: G. Ellis, C.Wesols 17 & U Div1: No game 17 & U Div 2: New 23 d OG 3 Best: M. Hopkins, B. Stevens 15 & U Div 1: No game 15 & U Div 2: OG 23 d New3 15 Best: A. Gibbs, E. Trower 13 & U Div 1: No game 13 & U Div 2: OG 36 d New 3 Best: A. King, A. Chirnside 11 & U: OG 11 d New 5 Best; S. Beasley, B. King Results Round 4 v Barwon Heads A Grade: OG 36 d BH 24 Best: J. Montgomery, P. Birch, L. Teague-Neeld B Grade: BH 35 d OG 28 Best : J. Lucas, S. Degenero C Grade: BH 36 d OG 16 Best: E. Burchell, C. Burchell D Grade: BH 47 d OG 8 Best: M. Saric, D. Vicary 19 & U: BH 29 d OG 25

Best: J. Ervin, M. Morris 17s & U Div 1: OG 23 d BH 15 Best: M. Hand, E. Doolan, E. Bolton 17 & U Div 2: BH 20 d OG 8 Best: M. Hopkins, B. Walter 15 & U Div 1: OG 46 d BH 13 Best: K. Ollis, A. Teague-Neeld, L.Ellis 15 & U Div 2: OG 40 d BH 10 Best: M. Hodgson, K. Boswell 13 & U Div 1:BH 20 d OG 18 Best: J. Fendyk, G. Gant 13 & U Div 2: OG 40 d BH 9 Best: M.Goodger, H.Bennett 11 & U : BH 16 d OG 9 Best: T. Payne, H. Demeo Coaches Reports Kardinia Friday Night Teams The girls have had a wet start to the season with two weeks cancelled due to rain. 15 & U Coached by Megan Blake-Uren 30/4/10 results –15 d OG 11 Best: E. Drayton, E. Murphy 13 & U Coached by Jenny Peatling The 13 & U girls have had 2 wins, a week missed with rain and a loss last week. 30/4/10 results – 30 d OG 16 Best: O. Proud, M. Doyle, K. Fendyk Peninsula Team 11& U Coached by Sally Bambrook assisted by Chelsea Taylor– trained by Bree Fankhauser & Lucy Hood. The 11 & Under girls are enjoying the competition so far. The whole team is combining well working hard in defence and goaling well. So far the girls have played 3 matches winning all of them. Rnd 1: 22 to 0 .Rnd 2: 9 to 1. Rnd 3: 12 to 2. By Carol Irving

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Getting ahead doesn’t have to mean letting go.

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OCEAN Grove under 18s continue to improve on a game by game basis, on Saturday taking the scalp of arch rivals Barwon Heads with some ease. The final score was Ocean Grove 13.22 (100) to Barwon Heads 6.3 (39) as Grove took advantage of a slight breeze and made chances out

of the smallest opportunities. Kicking goals for Grove were Aaron Habgood, 4, Patrick Maloney 3, Todd Rodgers 3, Jack Rawlings, Sam O’Connor and Shaun Britt. Best on field was Dylan West, Tom Lundberg, Mitch Evans, Todd Rodgers and Patrick Maloney.

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NEW Ocean Grove Reserves’ playing coach Kane Montgomery says the emphasis on his coaching style will be to develop youth at the club rather than being too results driven, writes Mark Heenan. Montgomery replaced the outgoing Shane Bailey after his threeyear stint as Grubbers’ reserves coach. The 30-year-old is a five-time premiership player (1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003) with the Grubbers and was a victorious member of last year’s BFL Reserves Grand Final against Barwon Heads. At the 2001 BFL Grand Final against Drysdale, Montgomery won the medal for being the best player on the ground. Montgomery, who spent time playing at Queensland Australian Football League (QAFL)

club Morningside in 2005 and 2006, said his outlook on football had changed upon his return to the Grubbers in 2007. “You’re there to develop players, not so much turn up and play seconds’ football,” Montgomery said. “Yeah I enjoy helping the kids and seeing them develop their football skills. “I used to eat, breathe and sleep football. “It is more of a balance now, I have become wiser especially watching football from the sidelines now.” While still a decorated player, Montgomery sat out the club’s Round Four clash against Newcomb and carefully presided making the moves from the interchange dug out. It was a move the club veteran thoroughly enjoyed. “I had (last year’s



Reserves coach) Shane Bailey helping me out against Newcomb with the match up board,” he said. “The difference from coaching on the bench as opposed to playing coach on the field, is you’re not yapping as much. “I found it easier watching and coaching from the sidelines.” Senior coach Cameron McGregor believes Montgomery’s experience and leadership had been invaluable to the Grubbers. “Monty has got a fantastic footy brain – selection wise he always knows who is available and who is not,” McGregor said. “I get along with him really well. “He knows it is about preparing his players for senior footy, not so much about achieving the result on the scoreboard. “He is certainly a huge asset to have at the club.” The Reserves started their premiership defence strongly winning three of their first four games with wins over Drysdale, Modewarre and

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Newcomb, the blemish a heart-breaking four-point loss to Geelong Amateur in Round three. Montgomery stated though there was plenty of room for improvement. “We are going ok, but there are a lot of players who can improve and be a bit more polished with their disposal,” he said.

The Grubbers now sit in fourth position after losing their Round five clash to arch rivals Barwon Heads by nine points on Saturday. Outside of football, Montgomery works as a field officer with Vegetation Management Company, Vemco.


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MASSIVE SAVINGS! DRYSDALE Travis Gavin goes in typically hard.

Sam Rankin celebrates a goal on his senior debut.

THE composed Grubbers consolidated its push for a finals berth and continued Barwon Heads’ season of misery to claim Battle of the Bridge honours at Ocean Grove on Saturday. Ocean Grove who won 18.17.125 to Barwon Heads 10.13.73, sit in fifth position with a 3-2 record, while the hapless Seagulls remain winless after five rounds. Grubber coach Cameron McGregor was satisfied with his side’s 52-point win. “It is obviously an important game to win whether they are the closest neighbour or the far away neighbour,” McGregor said after the match. “They (Barwon Heads) were the side that everyone was tipping to take our spot in the five and now they are struggling a bit. “What we needed to do is beat them and that puts us in the top five.” He said the new playing group would benefit enormously from the win and understand the intense rivalry of both clubs. “I think these (Battle of the Bridge) games are great for new players at the club to understand how Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads started,” McGregor said. Barwon Heads may have gained the early ascendency with the aid of a four-goal breeze in the first term, though the Grubbers applied brakes midway through the quarter and subsequently converted two late goals. Despite the impressive efforts of Seagull sharpshooter Lucas Murphy who went from attack to defence in the second quarter, the Grubbers held sway at half time by 27 points.

Courageous Ocean Grove skipper James Dalton set up the win with four goals in the first half and continued his consistent form to date. The margin blew out to more than six goals during the third term, although a late Seagulls six-goal blitz helped reduced the deficit to 14 points at three-quarter time. It was no to no avail in the final quarter as the likes of gun Grubber recruit Bernie Lynch, who kicked three goals, skilled midfielder James McTaggart, who booted four majors and debutant Sam Rankin put the finishing touches on an important win. Barwon Heads failed to kick a goal in the final quarter. The Grubbers were again without veteran Wayde Piec, a


former Seagulls player, who missed the game with a sore shoulder. The Grubbers will now embark on a Great Ocean Road trip this Saturday against Anglesea. “Anglesea has started well, they were 3-1 (after round four), they’ve beaten Drysdale which is a good effort,” McGregor said. Game starts at 2:10pm at Dave Harding Oval on May 8. SCORES 18.17-125 Ocean Grove Defeated 10.13-73 Barwon Heads Ocean Grove Goal Kickers: J. McTaggart 4, J. Dalton 4, B. Lynch 3, R. O’’Callaghan 3, T. Gavin 2, S. Rankin , D. Maloney Best Players: J. Dalton, J. McTaggart, R. Baker, S. Fairway, D. Gray, S. Rankin. Barwon Heads Goal Kickers: L. Murphy 2, B.


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