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NINETY-one-year-old Ocean Grove pilot Cecil ‘Boz’ Parsons, puts his trouble-free flying down to luck - and a good amount of care. Full story page 4.

CITY NOD SHELL NOW IT’S UP TO THE FEDS AND STATE TO BACK PLAN GEELONG Council has backed plans to revolutionise Ocean Grove’s dilapidated sporting infrastructure, paving the way for local MPs and opposition candidates to make election year pledges. Both main parties have verbally supported the plan, unreservedly denouncing the poor state of facilities in

the Bellarine’s largest town. Council met last week and endorsed a master plan that will bring the senior football and cricket clubs to Shell Road. Local sports clubs have endorsed the plan which goes wider than Shell Road. The Voice was at City Hall to see the vote. Full story page 2.

Music melts winter chill Grove was buzzing with the sound of its own live music festival over the weekend, Pictures and story pages 13 and 15.

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An artist’s impression of the soccer side of the proposed Shell Road clubrooms. The reverse will face the footy oval.

Full support for sports plan GEELONG City Council has given the green light to the Shell Road sporting precinct. Approval for the Sports Infrastructure Plan was announced at the Geelong City Council meeting last Tuesday after receiving full support for the project from all the sporting clubs involved. Councillor and Ocean Grove representative, Jan Farrell has campaigned for the project since elected in 2004 and said that the project was overdue for the town. “It’s been a long process but we’ve delivered a plan that’s now been signed off by all the clubs and the wider Ocean Grove community.

I’m thrilled that we can now start to put this plan into action,” she said. “I would like to personally thank the local sporting clubs who have worked with us on developing the plan - we’ve had tremendous support from them.” The cost of the reserve is expected to be about $8 million with the expense to be split three ways between council, state and federal governments.

Council has shown the plans to Member for Corangamite, Darren Cheeseman who is yet to pledge the much needed funds to the project. “His response was quite enthusiastic, however we are aware there is no commitment to funding yet,” said Cr Farrell. Described as the ‘Taj Mahal’ of clubrooms by Mayor John Mitchell, a detailed design of the precinct’s main building is included in this year’s council budget to be completed in the 2010-11 period. Council will continue to consult with the Ocean Grove sporting clubs to combat issues on clubroom management and cohabitation.

Appeal for info on old photograph AN Ocean Grove woman has uncovered a mystery in a long lost photo. The woman discovered the picture dating back to March 5th 1945 after sorting through a bag of old greeting cards picked up from a Barwon Heads Garage Sale. The photo was slipped inside another card and has a hand written message on the back. “To dear Edith, with



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THE Ocean Grove Screen Actors studio is producing stars in the making. Two young actors from the studio had three days of shooting last week for the new movie The Cup about Damien Oliver’s 2002 Melbourne Cup win. Susan Cook and Ben Johnson auditioned for their roles after their agents informed them of the opportunity. Peter Richards from Screen Actors said that it was good for them to get involved in the movie in featured extra roles.

Safe parties A FREE meeting on hosting safe parties is being held at the Potato Shed tonight at 7pm. This essential workshop will be held over one and a half hours and will give parents information about young people, alcohol and parties. You will learn: Alcohol supply and the law – What every parent should know; How to start the conversation about alcohol and parties; How to create a plan and practise it; The building blocks of safety – what every young person and parent should know about staying safe at parties. This program is an initiative of the Barwon Safe Parties project. Barwon Safe Parties looks at developing initiatives with young people, parents and the police through a combination of education, awareness, information, policy and data collection that is evidenced based to reduce the harms caused by binge drinking. Barwon Safe Parties project is a Community Level Initiative of the Federal Governments. If you are interested in attending please advise Nicole Wirth (Student Wellbeing - Bellarine Secondary College on Ph:0352519063 or email Wirth.Nicole.n@

Locals rally for young Cody THE Ocean Grove Toy Library has rallied behind a local mum and her sick son, writes Carly Helweg. Ami Hodgkinson’s son Cody Strahan was diagnosed in 2009 with Extra Occular Retino Blastoma, an extremely rare eye cancer. As a single parent, Ami has had to take unpaid leave from her job to give her enough time to care for Cody and is now struggling to make ends meet. To help raise funds for the family, the Ocean Grove Toy Library has thrown its support behind Ami and organised a Family Fun Day fundraiser to be held provisionally on July 25 at the Ocean Grove Hotel. The day will include a silent auction, raffles and kids’ activities. Although Cody is currently receiving intensive chemotherapy treatment, Ami is confident he will be able to join in with the festivities on the day. Organisers are hoping to raise $10,000 however Ami says, “realistically anything will help me.” The money will be used to help pay for Cody’s treatment and medication as well as travel expenses to and from the Royal Children’s and Geelong Hospitals and mortgage repayments for the next six months. Having only moved from Melbourne to Ocean Grove three years ago, Ami said she was overwhelmed with the support relatively new friends and neighbours have given her. “I want to say what an amazing community Ocean Grove is,” she said. “I never expected it, people just rallied behind me.” Neighbours have put food in her freezer, fed dogs and looked after their home whilst Ami and Cody have had long stints in hospital and also helped to give Ami some time out for herself. “I’m just so grateful I ended up in Ocean Grove,” she said. For further information on the Family Fun Day, contact Jodi on 5254 2703.

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Natalie, Molly and Bronte Russell with members Ocean Grove CFA during Saturday’s fundraising sausage sizzle in the Terrace.

Bronte’s brigade Ocean Grove CFA cooked up 26 kilos of sausages on Saturday morning raising along wtih donations - $940 for the Children’s Ward at Geelong Hospital. The funds will go to the Oncology Treatment room within Geelong Hospital’s Children's Ward. The room is used to provide treatment to children suffering from cancer and all of the profits from the sizzle will be added to those collected at Bronte's Ball, which is held in

October. The Ball, named after local cancer patient Bronte Russell, last year raised an amazing $33,000 towards the facilities to treat children with cancer locally. Bronte's Mum, Natalie, set up the Ball to raise funds for local services, after her own experiences of travelling to Melbourne for Bronte's treatment. Bronte’s Ball will take place on Saturday October 2. Tickets are available from Barwon Health Foundation on 5260 3355.

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AN Ocean Grove woman who was injured in a fatal crash on Barwon Heads Road last month has since been released from hospital. The woman who has asked for privacy was initially taken to the Royal Melbourne in a critical condition. She was discharged from the Epworth Hospital on Thursday last week. Meanwhile, colleages of the men who died who worked on the Barwon Heads Bridge have flown Irish flags as a mark of respect and an impromptu shrine has been created at the spot where the accident happened, near the Links Road turn off.

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Airborn for life CECILE ‘Boz’ Parsons trained in Tiger Moths in Narromine NSW in 1940, captained bombers that completed sorties over Berlin in the Second World War and now flies for pleaseure over the skies of the Bellarine. Boz is now also one of the oldest active pilots in the country. Boz, Cecil’s childhood nickname, bought his Ocean Grove house in 1965 and has now flown, the entire Australian

coastline with the exception of Esperance to Albany – although he has driven it. He flies out of Barwon Heads. Boz flew 2,000 military hours before changing direction. At other stages the 91-yearold has also been a farmer, schoolmaster and (airborne) outback postman in the Northern Territory. Asked whether he’s had any near misses in more than 3,000

civilian hours he has completed, he said: “No, not really.” So what does he put that down to? Flicking a pretend coin he says, “ a lot of chance, a lot of luck. It’s also being reasonably careful and competent and not taking risks. “It’s assessing the situation.” Boz flies his Piper Arrow out of Barwon Heads about once every fortnight. His wife Barbara, 89, will

often accompany him. A long time convert, she used to be less enthusiastic about his flying. Now they will – literally - take off up to the New South Wales coast to visit family. Boz, a former Geelong Grammar School teacher, has just released his biography Boz: Aviator, Farmer, Schoolmaster. The book was written by former Grammer school colleague Neville Clark.

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ywear (NB-2-plu Bab s) Brooke Woodhart with the Bridging the Gap Award, which will allow young and older people to connect socially via music therapy and group sessions.

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LOCAL teenagers are working to support their peers develop far reaching projects. Last week MISSION (Many Individuals Supporting Socially Important Options on the North Bellarine) the young board from the Youth Foundations Victoria (YFV) site on the North Bellarine held their third presentation night at Parks Hall in Portarlington. More than 100 people young and old attended this youth led

with the portfolio for Youth and Education, spoke highly of the YFV Initiative and congratulated all local young people for their efforts to improve their local community. Cr Farrell made special mention of the maturity and dedication that has been shown by the MISSION board. Youth Foundations Victoria North Bellarine is jointly funded by the Office for Youth and The Bellarine Community Bank

extravaganza that featured a finale by The Rustys and other high quality VET music acts from Bellarine Secondary College. The MISSION board were honoured to announce two local projects, Bridging the Gap and the After School Education Project. Police Youth Liaison Officers, Justin Joseph and Paul Harbert presented the cheques to the successful recipients. Cllr Jan Farrell, local councillor

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State view - Lisa Neville MP Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria finalist Congratulations to Barwon Coast Committee of Management – Ocean Grove for being a finalist in the Friendly Beach category of the 2010 Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria Awards. These awards celebrate and recognise the effort put into improving, maintaining and sustaining our local environments. There were 35 entries in the Clean Beaches section across eight categories including Friendly Beach. Barwon Coast manages the coastal crown land reserves from Collendina to Blue Rocks to the west of 13th Beach. Managing some of the most popular

Bellarine beaches with both locals and tourists, Barwon Coast do a fantastic job balancing the care of this precious coastal area with the needs of recreational users. Best wishes to Barwon Coast for the awards night on June 18. Bellarine Youth Development Network funding I’m pleased to announce that the fantastic work of the Bellarine Adolescent Task Force Inc has been given a boost with a grant of $3,750 under the Victorian Volunteer Small Grants program. Batforce provide services for young people aged 10-25 and it is great to see this worthwhile

program receive funding to support their work on the Bellarine Peninsula. For more information: www. or phone: 03 5221 4339 Help for parents heading back to work The State Government recently launched a $4 million grants program to assist parents considering returning to work. The program is aimed at helping working families and up to 4,000 parents across Victoria will have access to grants $1,000 each through the Victoria works for parents returning to work program to help cover expenses

such as course re-training fees, books and child-care. This is great news for parents who have cared for children and who have now decided to boost their skills and return to the workforce. Employers constrained by skills shortages will also benefit from the grants. Parents can register online for grants at www. As always, please don't hesitate to contact my office if there are any issues I may be able to assist you with. Hon Lisa Neville MP Member for Bellarine 5248 3462

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day in the life - stephanie asher

Digging in for musical fork in town’s road AN ideal day in Ocean Grove? Definitely a full sensory experience. The view of the 10km stretch of sand from the lookout stairs was the original inspiration to start life here when we were expecting our first baby. The sight of smiley faces as everyone cheerily responds hello on morning runs along the river. Happy people that are as inspiring as the vision of a windgenerated “MusicArt” garden on the perfect community garden space as Tuckfield peels right into The Parade. Speaking of song, what would the Grove be without The Chicken Shop? John Bowman for PM. Not just good, they are great vibrations – ukuleles and sweet voices, surf music. Waves crashing, birds on spring mornings, cicadas to burst ear drums, kids chattering, mums and dads gasbagging at school pickup – more sounds of the good life. Trying to make tasteful choices – literally by eating locally, loving The Olive Pit and their gorgeous cheeses, Bolzano and of course everything about Elvis. Learning from my lovely husband how to grow a successful veggie garden; make that eight. Reducing food miles and helping create Clean Green Bellarine to pursue ideas like the monthly Harvestbasket, water reuse, tidal power and other renewable energy options. Chewing on overcommitment, to passionately pursue a 50m outdoor pool, and making friends through the Community Association (OGCA) and Community Enterprise (OGCE). Sniffing out possibilities with the (still) unused Fire Station – no joy with the outcome but good times trying. Enjoying the hint of winter woodsmoke in the wind from our friendly neighbours across the road (no smells but great chats with the other neighbours who let our kids trespass for lost balls). Salt air, no bullshit – that’s Ocean Grove. All we need is the deliciously pervasive odour of curry on the

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make. Indian restaurant anyone? Feeling the crisp bite of the summer southerly and the winter frost. The ever present chill of our beloved ocean, even as it heaves like a big crowded bath on a 40-plus scorcher. Life in the Grove for me is about family, time to cuddle the kids, look people in the eye as we chat, touch an elbow as we laugh, hand the teacher the note, savour the

MANDY LAUREN ANGELICA sand in my clogs. Feet touching the ground. And the sixth, but most important – intuition, knowing what’s right. I believe we all do if we trust ourselves. Choosing to live here is proof enough. Steph and her husband Robin have three children, a cat and umpteen chickens (currently five). She is a communications

consultant who specialises in annual reports and sustainability reports and having fun. Formerly on the OGCA committee, Steph is on the Board of the OGCE, one of the 09-11 Leaders for Geelong, co-convener of Clean Green Bellarine and a volunteer facilitator for the Australian Conservation Foundation GreenHome program.

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Muffin’s on menu at local schools

Surfside Primary SENIOR students at Surfside Primary School are well on their way to becoming mini Master Chefs, writes Carly Helweg. The grade five and six students participated in an invention test where they were all given a basic muffin recipe and then had free rein to add their

own extra ingredients. The lesson taught the students kitchen safety, hygiene, culinary skills and even helped to improve their maths with use of fractions. Donna Barrot, a volunteer mum, comes to the school to help organise and run activities

like the cooking program. “Cooking is a life skill which Surfside students are gaining,” she said. “Along the way they’re also having fun, learning maths and reading all at the same time.” The students were unanimous when asked the best part of cooking

agreeing that tasting their cooking is the most enjoyable part. “I like getting to eat it afterwards,” said Jessie. Pictured right: Jessie, Kiara, Helene and Phoebe making the classic chocolate muffin with choc chip.

Christian College CHRISTIAN College studenbts organised a Biggest Morning Tea to help in the fight against cancer. Students in Year 8, as part of their Links electives, choose an organisation to study and assist either through spending time with, or raising funds for, the charity. Gabbi Church and Meg Hodgson (pictured left) opted to sell muffins and cookies to the students and staff at the Bellarine Campus. The girls had to decide firstly what to sell, then to place their order and make their purchase, and lastly having to individually wrap and label each muffin and cookie. “There was a massive pile to sort through” said Meg and after three-and-a-halfhours they had finally wrapped the last muffin. The girls raised over $200 for the charity.


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The Larsen Effect” from Torquay. Despite missing both their lead singer and rhythm guitarist, the band had a very clean solid sound. They describe themselves as “rock-ish” and the members there today were Immanuel Dreessens (Drums), Justin Estcort (Lead Guitar) and Ryland Vinton (Bass). This band is definitely worth looking out for in the future.

FESTA-FANTASTIC OCEAN Grove has stamped itself firmly on the musical map after a second successful open mic-style festival. The Queen’s birthday weekend festival attracted well over 100 acts and several hundred visitors who regularly filled the five official venues. Bar Deli, the Piping Hot Chicken Shop, Zebra Crossing, the Nectar Bar and Ocean Grove Hotel all staged full programs of music. Even the event of two power cuts on Friday night failed to deter musos who either went

acoustic under the lighting of i-phones or resumed with a casual 2-3-4 when the juice went back on. Kerri Maxwell from Bar Deli said: “What an amazing experience – well done Ocean Grove. You have shown people this is a great place to party and enjoy such talented musicians” Steve McEwan “It’s been a fantastic weekend. The venues have been full and the overall standard of the acts has been much better this year. It’s also been a good experience for many Bellarine Secondary

College students, who have been involved either as acts or sound technicians.” Claudia has been playing open mic in Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads from its beginning. She performed as Naughty Nana and the Toy Boys at the Chicken Shop on Friday, Bar Deli on Saturday and the Ocean Grove Hotel on Sunday. “It’s been fantastic,’ she said while taking time off to watch other locals performing. “The crowd was great last night at Bar Deli. The crowds have been great for all the gigs – marvelous.

“Last year it was exciting because it was the first one. “This year I think the acts are better, that’s been across the board.” Claudia’s partner Rick Webb was one of the unsung heroes of the event, looking after the sound systems. What were your favourite acts of the festival? Email the Voice at news@ and we’ll feature them in our next edition. More pictures page 15.

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on Friday the 16th July 2010 by an invitation only event featuring OG youth band the RUSTYS, and will continue over the weekend for the public on Saturday 17th July and Sunday 18th July from 10am to 3pm.

Winter is certainly here, so why not break your winter blues by doing a class at OGNC. We have so many different classes on offer. They range from exercise to art, from writing to cooking there is something here for everyone. OGNC has just completed our 3 year strategic planning day. Thank you to those who attended this productive day. We have many new ideas and programs on the agenda for implantation over the coming years. If you have a suggestion for a class or would like to set up a group please contact the centre with your ideas. OGNC is hold its 3rd biannual youth art show. Put these dates in your diary and pop in and have a look at our talented young people. Saturday 17th July and Sunday 18th July from 10am to 2pm. The next information night for our Certificate III in Aged care Course will be held Wednesday 23rd June 2010 at 6pm at the Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre – 91 The Parade Ocean Grove. Please contact the centre to register your interest. Don’t forget we still have classes on offer during term 2 so pop in and pick up a program. Term 3 program will be released soon. Regards Nicki Dunne

Drop In

Our youth program known as Drop in is available to young people from year 7 to year 12. Bring along a friend call in on a Friday night and join our qualified youth workers for a fun night of supervised activities. Drop in provides support and guidance to

Certificate III In Aged Care (CHC30208)

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). Listed below is our itinerary for the balance of term 2 at Drop In 11th June - Excursion to Ten Pin Bowling 18th June - Art Show Prep 25th June - Excursion to Supercats BBall 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. For any class that has commenced a prorata payment will be worked out. Every Monday 11.15am Gentle Exercise Every Tuesday 11.15am 3 year old playgroup 7pm Chess Group Every Thursday 10am Mood Support Group

Responsible service of Alcohol Certificate

For those who volunteer in a community or sporting club bar, those who are looking for work in the hospitality industry, this course is recognised nationally. Friday 1pm on the 18th June Fee: $55 for members or $65 for non members.

Oil Painting Workshop

Come along to this highly sought after class conducted by renowned artist Charles Moodie. A fun filled action packed day where two paintings are produced. Charles will bring along the subject matter. Some experienced is preferred as the pace of the class is fairly brisk. Saturday 9.30am on the 19th June Fee: $90 for members or $100 for non members


This popular scrapbooking workshop is back by demand. Don’t miss the opportunity to sort out all of your photos that are left in boxes. Saturday 1pm on the 26th June Fee: $9 for members or $19 for non members.

Cooking classes Malaysian Cooking


Rosita will cook up a banquet for you to taste during the class. Recipes supplied and include satays and curry. Thursday 6.30pm on 17th June Fee: $30 for members or $40 for non members

Easy Cooking


This workshop will show you how easy it is to cook Indonesian food for your family and friends. Demonstrations held with tasting of all food. Attend one or all classes. Wednesday 12 noon on 16th June and 23rd June Thursday 7pm on 24th June Fee: $30 per class for members or $40 per class for non members

School Program


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.

Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre Youth Art Show The third by-annual youth art show is being held at the Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre – 91 The Parade Ocean Grove. This year theme Express yourself will showcase the creative talents of the regions young people in the following categories; Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Aerosol Art and Graphics. Prizes will be awarded for the best judged in each section. Young people also have the opportunity to sell their artwork during the show. Entry forms are available at the centre or your local secondary college. The art show will be opened

This nationally recognised certificate course provides the learner with all of the skills to work within an Aged Care Facility. The course will commence in July with completion set for late November. The course will be held 3 nights per week and concludes with a 100 hour student placement within an Aged Care Facility. A great course for those who are returning to work, school leavers or looking for a career change. The course is a stepping stone into the industry and students will be provided with pathway options for further study or employment options. Places are limited so please register your interest now for the information night. A deposit of $50 is required at time of booking. Full course cost is $536.00 or $426.00 with a approved concession card. Payment plans are available. Course fee includes Cert III in Aged Care training, First Aid Level II, Applied Food Handling and your text book. Information night Wednesday 23rd June at 6pm at Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre 91 The Parade Ocean Grove 3226 Phone: 5255 4294

This week’s Gold Sponsor: RT Edgar RT Edgar Bellarine offers quality service and a wealth of knowledge while covering all areas of real estate on the Bellarine. “We deal in all levels of the market and have

been well known for achieving record prices for properties,” said Bellarine Ocean Grove director Ian Friend. RT Edgar Bellarine has offices in Ocean Grove, Point

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


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Above: The Real McKay. Left: Brian Baker from Tecoma

Strange Brew. SIXTEEN-year-old Catherine Sanzaro (left) delivered another powerful performance at the festival. She was a member of the Sweethearts, while at Mathew Flinders, but has since moved to Bellarine High School. She is now composing her own music and lyrics, of which some are Stand and Fight, My Revolution, Wishing and Enough Already. She has a voice which can be quiet and soulful, while also hammering out those strong gutsy songs. Her set was interrupted by a blackout, yet she managed to carry on without the mike, strumming her guitar in the blackness. Isn’t it amazing to see how times have changed when the audience was giving her light by holding up their mobile phones . . I remember the days of lighters! At the very end Catherine sang Eva Cassidy’s “Songbirds”. What a pure voice this young lady has.


The Mantelli Five performing on Sunday afternoon.

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Italian Cuisine

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

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Rick dazzles

with new


Developing exciting new menus: Club Grove’s new Head Chef, Ricky Monaghan.

Everyone is probably aware that the redevelopment of the Ocean Grove bowling club is now well underway. Whilst the construction work bears testament to the physical side of the redevelopment, many other changes are happening within the club – not the least of which is the appointment of new Head Chef, Ricky Monaghan. Rick joined Peter and Kate Crowley and the team at the end of May with his eye squarely on developing exciting new menus for the restaurant, café and functions which will all be part of the new Club Grove complex. Thirty year old Rick, was born and bred on the Bellarine Peninsula, and did his apprenticeship at the Gordon Institute in Geelong, and then completed a Diploma in Hospitality Management. During his apprenticeship, Rick worked at the Torquay Golf Club and Tousons

Restaurant in Geelong, before completing his time at the Lord of the Isles Tavern, rising to sous chef, then spending six years as head chef at the refurbished Carlton Hotel. The new career challenge, the opportunity to be involved in the design of a brand new kitchen, and the chance to be involved with a progressive, community minded club made the move to Club Grove a logical one. By drawing on his past experience and with a passion for fresh quality produce, Rick is looking to make his mark at Club Grove by adding his own touch and ideas to create modern stylish dishes. Along with Peter and the rest of the team, Rick is committed to ensuring that the Ocean Grove Bowling Club not only maintains its current status, but is recognised as the leading licensed Club in the state.

During the construction period, it is business as usual, with the Club offering some fantastic specials, both for lunch and dinner. For Rick, the completion of each stage of the redevelopment will be like a kid with a new toy, particularly when the new kitchen is operational. He hopes that during construction everyone ‘has a bit of a sticky’, at what will be a fantastic asset for not just the Bowling Club, but for the whole of Ocean Grove. Away from work, Rick and his young family are currently preparing to move into a new home on the peninsula. Whilst the move is taking most of his spare time, Rick still manages to catch up with family and friends, many of whom are you guessed it - chefs!, making home made pizza, enjoying a beer, pursuing his love of old cars and motor bikes, and occasionally even going back and helping out on his parents Curlewis farm.

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music/live events

• Piping Hot Chicken Shop - Saturday June 18 8pm: Live music with The Junes – and it’s also Gleny Rae's birthday party! $15 • Barwon Heads Hotel - Thursdays 9pm: Live acoustic music with Lucas William in the Bakbar - Fridays 9.30pm: House DJ in the Bakbar. • Grind Burger – Fridays 8-10pm: DJ Isaac Fryar (Likes of You/Future Entertainment) – Saturdays 8-10pm: DJ TVB: Deep House and Lounge mixes. • Ocean Grove Hotel – Saturdays 5-9pm: Open mic • Bar Deli – Mondays 6:30pm: Open Mic night, combined with $12 Curry Night Fridays 6.30pm: Live music with “That’s Reggae” supported by Bree-Arne Chamley - Saturdays 6:30pm: Live music with “Ian Z” and his tribute to various artists including Cat Stevens, Leonard Cohen and Jim Croce etc.


• Oakdene – Thursday June 24: Winter Wine Dinner bookings 5255 1255 – Monday Masterclass with Marty: sit down dinner with matching wines, Master Chef apron, hat and secrets to fine food and wine. Bookings 5255 1255 • Leura Park Estate- Sensational wines and food available. Live music every Sunday from 12:30pm. 1400 Portarlington Rd, Drysdale. Phone 5253 3180

get active

• Ocean Grove Scottish Country Dance – Tuesdays 7:45- 10pm. Marcus Hill Hall, cnr Banks Rd and Bellarine Hwy. Contact K South 5251 3393 • Line Dancing- Wednesdays 1-3pm and Mondays 7 pm – 8.30 pm. Senior Citizens Hall, 101 The Terrace. Contact Elaine 0413 690 597 • Body Torque bike riding and coffee club- ride 30km every Wednesday from

what’s ON

9:30. Meet at Body Torque on Grubb Rd opposite the Car Wash. Phone 52562431 • Karen Casey casual adult jazz dance classes. Wednesday nights 8pm Barwon Heads Hall $8. Call Karen 0417 573 708 • Bellarine Bootscooters - Springdale Community Centre Drysdale. Held every Wednesday 10:15am - 12:15 pm during the school term. Dances to country music only. Elaine 0413690597


• Van Loons Nursery – ‘It’s Time to Prune’ weekend workshop. Saturday June 19- 1:30pm: Rose pruning with the Victorian Rose Society. Sunday June 20- 1:30pm: Fruit tree pruning with Chelsea Garden Show gold medal winner Wes Fleming from Fleming Trees. Both events are free and no need to book. For more information phone 5250 1842


• Check out the Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre timetable for a range of fun and informative classes from cooking to computers to CPR. Phone 52554294

family fun

• Sticky ‘Little’ Fingers Kids Cooking Classes for children 8-12 years. Four Saturday mornings from the July 17 until August 7 at Surfside Primary School. For bookings and enquiries call Lauren 0400307040 • Learn to ride at Koombahla Park. Three hour classes are held every Saturday and Sunday of the school term. Learn to groom, saddle and ride your horse. For ages 6-16 years $35. Phone 52551020

book sales

• Oxfam book sale, 9am-1pm Saturday June 20 at the Uniting Church Hall, corner of Eggleston Street and the Parade, all new books.

To have your event included in ‘What’s on’ phone: 5255 3223 or email:

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, 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 to Pat Virtue on 5256 2155. 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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community news

How often do you go to the big smoke? Neighbourhood Watch Ocean Grove Areas 39/43 JUNE 2010 NEWSLETTER Once again we would like to sincerely thank “Ocean Grove Voice” for donating and publishing our Newsletter for Areas 39/43. Next Meeting The next get together will be held on Monday, 9th August, 2010, at the Uniting Church Hall, Eggleston Street, Ocean Grove, at 7.30 p.m. All welcome. Supper is supplied by the Rolling Pin Pie and Cake Shop. Gas Appliances Following the tragic death of two children recently in Bendigo, we ask all home and caravan owners, with gas appliances, to make sure that your appliances are checked annually by a professional gas fitter. Re-launch of Neighbourhood Watch Inc. This will be a milestone in the life of Neighbourhood Watch as it restructures in line with the Victoria Police Service Delivery Model. Information as to how this will work and the request for volunteers to maintain this will be forthcoming as it is received. Penalties for AntiSocial Behaviour State and local laws provide the following immediate penalties for anti-social behaviour. It would be a good idea to keep this handy should these actions happen, particularly in holiday periods. •Offensive behaviour $234 •Indecent language $234 •Abusive or threatening language $234 •Damage to property $234 •Under age consumption or possession of alcohol $234 •Discharging missiles (objects) $234 •Production of False identification $234 •Purchasing alcohol for minors $234 •Open container of alcohol in public place $234

•Failure to abate noise $584 •Take glass onto a designated beach area $150 •Lighting a fire in an open place $400 Ignition Keys Special mention must be made that Victoria Police are blitzing any person who leaves their keys in the ignition of a vehicle. This carries an on-thespot fine of $ 117.00.

How often do you travel to Melbourne, why do you go and how do you get there? Reporter Carly Helweg asked the question.

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Geelong Neighbourhood Watch Facebook Page Have you visited this page yet? The Facebook page is updated regularly with upcoming events and news from around the Geelong and Surf Coast Police Service Areas. Central Geelong Nightbus All Nightbus services depart from the Central Geelong Nightbus bus stop located in Moorabool Street (between Malop and Little Malop Streets) near the Safe Taxi Rank. The Nightbus operates every Saturday night (Sunday morning) and on special event nights, departing for Ocean Grove at 2.00 a.m. and 3.30 a.m., at a cost of $ 5.00 per person. It is encouraged to pre purchase tickets prior to travelling from a number of locations around the city and suburbs. There are five other routes and maps and timetables can be downloaded from www.centralgeelong. Thought for the month Be aware of the road rules operating re round-abouts. The first vehicle into the roundabout (not the car on the right) has right of way. Also speeding through round-abouts is a major problem, speed should be down to an appropriate level (20/30 kms).

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Andrea and Cooper Ward, Ocean Grove. “We never go except to go to the footy and about 80% of the time we drive.”

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Birds of a different kind flock together THIS week's Nature Watch concerns the 'Straw Necked Ibis' and the 'Australian White Ibis'. Both species of Ibis are prominent in Ocean Grove. I just thought that it was curious that in observing flocks of Ibis there seemed to be intermingling between both species, which seemed unusual to me, but after reading about the birds, intermingling is common! I've written about the Australian White Ibis previously. It is a large bird (up to 75 cms long) with a bald

black head and neck, and a long curved black beak. The Australian White Ibis is found throughout most of Australia in all but the driest habitats. They haven't found their way to Tasmania yet, as they haven't thought to hitch a ride on the ferry. They live in swamps, lagoons, grasslands, urban parks and gardens. In some areas this breed of Ibis is considered to be a pest because they forage in rubbish and can be quite smelly, in fact in some areas of Sydney they have been culled! The Australian White Ibis population living at Healesville Sanctuary were

relocated to Sale in Victoria because they were pinching sandwiches out of people's hands, but they returned in a few days. Just goes to show that you can't keep a good Ibis down for too long! The Straw-necked Ibis is also found throughout Australia. They are large birds, growing to 75 cms in length. They have dark wings that are multicoloured in the sunlight, a bit like a mother of pearl sheen. Their feathers are quite beautiful. They have a dark coloured back and collar. Most of the neck is white, as are the underparts and under-tail. They have a long, black, downcurved bill, and their legs are usually red near the top and dark grey toward the feet.

The adults have straw-like feathers on the neck which give the bird its name. The Straw Necked Ibis is found in most areas of Australia plus parts of Tasmania, so either they are stronger fliers compared to the Australian White Ibis to have negotiated the Bass Strait, or they did manage to hitch a ride on the ferry one night! This breed of Ibis is not found in heavily populated urban areas, and they inhabit shallow freshwater wetlands, cultivated pastures, edges of swamps and lagoons, and wet or dry grasslands. I've seen them frequently at Oakdene, so they are very discerning! They are nomadic in that they move around to different areas to source food. Especially in the summer they can be seen flying around for hours in large flocks, circling Ocean Grove.

They do not scavenge for food compared to the Australian White Ibis. Their more conventional diet consists of insects, molluscs, frogs, grasshoppers, crickets, locusts, lizards and other small reptiles. They are often called the Farmer's Friend because they feed on pests that would otherwise eat farm crops. It's nice to know that the Straw Necked Ibis won't be culled as they are actually useful to humans! Both breeds of Ibis roost in trees. They look quite magnificent when they are balancing at the top of trees. looking down on us mere mortals. They build nests in trees and in the reeds around wetlands, and tend to breed in the same habitat year after year. It is common for both species of Ibis to be living together in the one colony. I wonder if they interbreed or if they just mate with the same species. Very interesting. By Jennifer Carr

We conserve, present and enhance the natural & developed coastal environs for the enjoyment and use of all


Barwon Coast your local coastal foreshore manager has the responsibility for the management of 13km of coastal crown land from Collendina to Blue Rocks including our beautiful beaches in Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads and 13th Beach. We are also the manager of the Port of Barwon Heads and operate two large coastal caravan parks – Barwon Heads Caravan Park and the Riverview Family Caravan Park, Ocean Grove plus the Riverside Camping area. Award finalists At the recent Victoria Coastal Awards our Community Connections education program was a finalist in the Education category won by Phillip Island Nature Parks - Coastal Ambassadors Program. Pleasingly we have just received advice that the Ocean Grove Beach has been selected as a finalist in the Keep Australia Beautiful Victorian Clean Beaches Awards – Friendly beach category, focussing on the Disabled Surfers Association use of the all abilities ramp that enables the aquatic wheelchairs to gain beach access for their events. Centre Toilet Block, Ocean Grove Barwon Coast has commenced its largest ever self funded project with the redevelopment of the Ocean Grove Main Beach amenity block. This project is the last major component of the Ocean Grove Main beach redevelopment project commenced a decade ago. (see below) A tender from local builders Burchell Constructions P/L has been accepted with completion within 100 working days ie before the 2010/11 summer. The overall project cost including demolition and relocation of services will be close to $1million funded thru the successful operations of our two major caravan parks in Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove. No contribution from the local community, nor the municipality is required to deliver this substantial infrastructure development that will serve the growing population of Ocean Grove and increasing numbers of visitors. The existing amenity block constructed in 1978 has been demolished and will be replaced with a new facility on a smaller footprint using environmentally sustainable products and reduced energy inputs. Best practice building design standards will be applied in regard to water and energy conservation. For example rainwater will be collected and stored in a 100,000 litre underground tank and should provide for 70% of the peak season water used for toilet flushing. The building design aims to maximise the natural lighting of the internal areas whilst providing facilities in line with current numbers. The immediate area around the building will be lowered and the building moved inland by over 5 metres.

The new building being set lower in the landscape will be of a reduced impact on the environment through its design and specification parameters as well as its repositioned siting. Although Barwon Coast and the builders will work together to minimise the interruptions to beach users during the construction period, there will obviously be some inconvenience for a period of up to 6 months. Three temporary toilets have been located adjacent to the construction site. A decade of redevelopment at Ocean Grove beach The initial major component of the project was the relocation of the Surf Beach Road back from the centre of the coastal reserve to the very rear of the reserve linking up to Presidents Ave and the Ocean Grove – Barwon Heads Rd Having moved the road to the back of the reserve , Barwon Coast then redeveloped all the car parking facilities thereby ensuring that all car parks were on the ocean side of the road reducing previous safety concerns of beach goes having to cross the road. The car parks developed include a range of grassed areas to be used as overflow car parks in summer, this design reducing the bitumen footprint in the area. These works were followed by the development of the extensive mounding and vegetation planting delivering the current soft visual aspect of the redevelopment In the past 2 years a $1.2m investment in replacing the seawall and promenade as a joint funded project with the State Government has ensured the ongoing access to the main beach and protection of the Surf Beach complex including the Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club. Barwon Coast has funded the construction of an access ramp onto the beach to ensure access is available to people of all abilities and as consequence of such access the Disabled Surfers Association has run several beach events drawing hundreds of participants and supporters. I encourage you to contact me to discuss any issues related to coastal management in our region by phoning me on 5254 1371 Bob Jordan General Manager Barwon Coast, Ewing Blyth Drive, Barwon Heads

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The Voice Business Directory Accommodation Acting Classes

Screen Actors


0417 077 200

Architects de Atelier Architects

5255 3378

Art Galleries 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

Banks 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 0418 385 667

Bowling Clubs Club Grove

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Bricklayers Bridal Wear Designer 5255 2034

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

Carpet Cleaning 0414 408528

Graham Coates Carpet Cleaning Service 0408 526997

Catering 5255 1832 5256 3094

Cleaning Services Mazza’s Way-to-Clean

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Community Groups Vinnies

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Computer Sales and Repairs

BITS IT Services Lighthouse Computers SeeCureIT

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Concreting Creecys Concreting

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Conveyancing Sargeants Conveyancing Surfside Conveyancing Vines Conveyancing

5255 2584 5255 5282

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Alterations and Repairs

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

Engineering 5255 5922 5255 2492

Fencing 0413 925367 0413 580990 131 546 0407 694422 0409 222112

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Boutique Financial Planning Services

Flooring Drysdale Carpet Court Fletchers Carpet Choice

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Florists Beachside Blooms Flowers on the Terrace Moss Industry

5255 3030 5256 1645 5254 2277

Funeral Directors Bellarine Memories

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Furniture Bellarine Furniture & Bed R Us

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Bellarine Furniture Removals

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Garden & Home Maintenance 0411 181027

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business news

Way to go, Marie OCEAN Grove’s Marie Spence has started her own cleaning business. Named Mazza's-Way-ToClean for home, office and rentals, Marie also offers window cleaning using her own products and materials. “Over the past 15 years I have cleaned cabins, homes and motels, so I have had a lot of experience. “I have started as a sole trader but I am hoping it will grow, to employ more staff in the future. “I have been a single mum for many years working two jobs most of the time. I worked at Wallington Mitre 10. then at Rays Outdoors and most recently Priceline in

Ocean Grove. “I have found that cleaning is my passion, it’s the right job for me. I actually like cleaning, it’s in my nature to clean and that’s why I would like to offer my professional cleaning services to others.” Marie said it was important that people feel that they can trust their cleaner in their home and that they enjoy outstanding results. “I have a self satisfaction when I leave the job with a sparkling, fresh smelling end result. “I would like my business to stay in the Ocean Grove area. “Locals here are really supporting my business,

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New showroom for Grove builders HOTONDO Homes Ocean Grove has opened a new display home in Portarlington. The Dakota 267 is located at 8 The Rise, Portarlington, and is the first Hotondo Homes display to be built on the Bellarine Peninsula. The home is a 27.8 square design featuring four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two spacious living areas. “We’re excited to open

our new Dakota 267 display to the public so we can show off all the hard work we’ve put into the construction and presentation of the home over the last six months,’’ Allie Barker said. “It’s the first Hotondo Homes display to be built on the Bellarine Peninsula and showcases one of our most popular family-friendly designs.’’ The Dakota 267 begins with a formal living

room that could be used as a home theatre. Also adjoining the entrance hall is the master bedroom with a double walk-in robe and en suite. In the centre of the home is a spacious openplan kitchen, dining and family area that opens out to an alfresco area for year round entertaining. The kitchen is a standout feature of the home due to its generous walk-in pantry and direct access

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to the attached double garage. Three remaining bedrooms are positioned at the rear of the home off the open-plan area. Each has a built-in robe and easy access to the central bathroom. Hotondo Homes Ocean Grove has house and land packages available at the Arlington Rise estate in Portarlington. To view a large range of floor plans and products visit the sales office and


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showroom located on the corner of Grubb Rd and Sinclair St, Ocean Grove. Join the team from Hotondo Homes Ocean Grove at the opening day to be held on Sunday, June 13, at 1-5pm. The display is open Friday to Tuesday, 1-5pm. Call the Hotondo Homes office and showroom on (03) 5255 3556 for more information or to make an appointment.

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Newest soccer side kicks off in Grove SPRINGDALE soccer team has kicked off its first season, playing at home on Shell Oval. The new side - from the north of Bellarine - does also boast a few familiar faces. Several of the team played in Surfside Waves’ third team last year. However, this season Waves just went for two senior sides and that left a few soccer players game hungry. So the launch of two new Springdale sides playing out of the Grove was a perfect alternative. The side has enjoyed some early success in the third division and given a few locals some regular Sunday afternoon soccer.


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Renee picked for state OCEAN GROVE resident Renee Zebic is making waves of the Soccer kind. The former Surfside Waves junior has been selected to play in the Victorian Under 17 Girls State Squad at the 2010 FFA National Youth Championships in Coffs Harbour next month. It has been a remarkable turnaround for the gifted 16-year-old, who plays with Box Hill in the Women’s Premier League, following a serious knee setback after a tragic pre-season training mishap in South Melbourne in 2009. Renee subsequently required a full knee reconstruction and was not able to run or touch a soccer ball for more than six months. Fast forward to April 2010, the teenage star is back with a vengeance and is currently playing an integral role as right midfield for Box Hill. “I had the whole year off last year because I had a full knee reconstruction, so I missed out last year in trying for state representation,” Renee said.

“So coming back this year just being able to play soccer with my knee being alright was awesome, but then making state squad was amazing.” When not playing soccer, the committed teenage star is busy commuting on the train between Geelong and Melbourne, sometimes up to four times a week. “I spend way too much time on trains, it is ridiculous,” she laughs. Her desire to play in the best possible league and willingness to travel is seen as one of Renee’s best traits. In 2008, Renee travelled to Brazil as part of a training camp with her former club Doncaster. Surfside Waves Soccer Club president Mark Rapa said the entire Ocean Grove soccer community should be proud of Renee’s on-field achievements. Rapa, an assistant coach of the Geelong Under 14 team,

coaches Renee’s younger brother Ben, 12, at Geelong. “I first came across Renee at aged 12,” Zapa said. “She was the first person down at training and she always had a soccer ball at her feet. “Her skill level was exceptional at an early age.” Renee harbours ambitions to pull on the green and the gold guernsey in the future and has an instant role model in Melissa Barbieri, the Matildas’ captain and Australian goalkeeper. Renee is also a teammate of Barbieri at Box Hill. “She (Melissa Barbieri) is awesome to listen to and has been great for my career,” she said. Renee is prepared to endure some sleepless nights ahead in front of the couch, as the Men’s team the Socceroos do battle at the World Cup in South Africa. While she prefers to support the Socceroos, her mother’s Italian origins means Renee will keep a close eye on Italy’s progress.

Former Waves soccer player Renee Zebic has made the under 17 state side.

Italy won the FIFA World Cup in 2006 in Germany. Unfortunately her father’s origins won’t be represented as Croatia failed to qualify for the World’s biggest showpiece

sporting event. “My mum always goes for Italy, well Croatia didn’t make this year so that problem is solved, and there is Australia,” Renee said.

Outside of Soccer, Renee is a Year 11 student at Bellarine Secondary College and is keen to pursue a career as a Physical Education teacher.

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New Ocean Grove Cricket Club senior coach - Lucas Cameron

OCEAN GROVE Cricket Club has appointed their new senior coach for the 2010/11 season, Lucas Cameron, writes Mark Heenan. Cameron is also joined by Michael Gill, who takes over as assistant coach of the Grubbers for the new season. Cameron and Gill, formerly of the Highton Heat Cricket Club, were elected at the Grubbers’ Annual General Meeting last month. Ocean Grove President Lucas

Baulch was pleased with the new signings. “That is the soonest we have appointed in the last five to six years, so it is good to have a clear direction for the new season,” Baulch said. The club is hoping for a better showing for the 2010/11 season after their A-Grade team finished in ninth place. Baulch confirmed their preseason would commence in early August.

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Great ‘Cobra style footy’ on the ovals

Under 10 Blue vs Sth Barwon Bulldogs On a fresh and cool Saturday morning it was good to be back playing at the Snake Pit against South Barwon Bulldogs. In a low scoring game, big man Logan Taylor played a ripper of a game either up forward where he kicked 2 great goals or down back stopping the Bulldogs from scoring. He was well supported by all his team mates especially Will Owen who was always at the bottom of the packs feeding the ball out,Hamish McManus who continually broke the lines and kicked long and Jack Havis who picked up many possessions around the ground and giving the ball off to his team mates. Great Effort Blues Cobras Blue 2.9-21 South Barwon Bulldogs 2.3-15 Goals: L Taylor 2 Best: L Taylor, J Havis, W Owen, H McManus Cobras Under 10 Blue Round 8 vs Cobras Orange In very windy conditions at the Snake Pit it was Cobras Blue v Cobras Orange in a high standard game of junior football. It was mate v mate and everyone on the field wanted that ball so badly. Great roving from a ball up saw Angus Benson slot through the first goal of the day. The second quarter was a real arm wrestle with Blues kicking 2 goals and Orange kicking 3. Third quarter and the Orange boys played as a team kicking 2 goals into the strong wind and keeping the Blue team scoreless. Final quarter and it was a real slog as every player put their body on the line for their team mates. Orange kicked the first for the quarter and they were up and about. Then the Blues worked the ball forward and when Ninja Pearson picked up the ball along the boundary and took a run and bounce and kicked a great banana goal it was only 2 points the difference, Orange in front. With only minutes left Jack Havis worked hard and kicked the ball short to Jake Powe who marked strongly in front of goal. He kicked the ball straight through the middle and the Blues held on for a great victory. A fantastic game of Footy from two really good teams and it was great to see both

teams sing the Cobras song as one. An excellent game from the Blues and the Orange Cobras teams. Blues 7.3-45 Orange 6.5-41 Goals: N Pearson 2, A Benson 1, T Richardson 1, J Dynes 1, L Hart 1, J Powe 1. Best: N Pearson, M Stanic, F Drayton, C McEvoy. Under 12 Orange Round 8 vs St Albans Saints It was a cold, dark and wet Friday night under lights in which the Cobras found themselves up against a very strong and determined St Albans side. Led out and inspired by captains Jacob Bond and Zane Leist, the Cobras played some good team footy. The boys got jumped on the score board early but matched the Saints for the rest of the game. Big Joel Ness played out of his skin again with a ferocious attack on the ball. Jackson (Jacko) Peters didn’t let a week of illness get in his way as he got in the packs and forced the ball out time and time again and it was great to see Cobra newcomer Jesse Sherwell show off some of his tough nut spirit. Joe Smith is really starting to shine with clever thinking and silky skills as is Blake (Schwarter) Schwartz. Lachlan (muffin) Smith impressed again with courage and massive 2nd + 3rd efforts. Great to see Oliver Monteith and Ben Pickering amongst the goals again after some real Cobra style footy this week. Cobras 2.2.14 Saints 9.10.64 Best: J.Smith, L.Smith, J.Sherwell Goals: O.Monteith, B.Pickering Under 12 Orange Round 9 vs Leopold Lions Round 9 saw a home game played at Ervin Reserve against a much hyped Leopold Lions side. Lachlan Taylor and birthday boy Tom Smith were given the big job of captaining the side this week and certainly showed their fighting spirit all match. Once again the Cobras were slow out of the box and the Lions took a good lead. Joe Smith, Jacob Bond and Lachlan Gawley Price all played great footy and were helped out well by fast man Riley Featherby repelling attack after attack. Zane Leist was instrumental in a massive last quarter team effort which saw the

Cobras under 10 White line up ahead of their game against Queencliff Coutas at Point Lonsdale.

Cobras u10 White press forward against the Coutas. Cobras claw back a bit with Jacko slotting a ripper despite some heavy knocks to the head and Craig (Magoo) Goodger putting one over his shoulder to see the man in the white coat have some two flag action. The Cobras certainly played the game out well and stuck to our team rules. Cobras 2.5.17 Lions 13.15.93 Best: O.Monteith, Z.Leist, J.Smith Goals: J.Peters, C.Goodger Under 12 Cobras Blue Round 8 Vs Grovedale Roar The Cobras Blue were at Belmont Common for their round eight clash against Grovedale Roar. Led by Spencer Luppino and Sam Quigley, the Cobras came out to play. Georgia Rodgers playing off the bench in the 1st quarter had an immediate impact on the game with her usual determination and natural ability and kicking a fantastic goal. Fletcher Sharrock played a great game with some strong marks, clever handballs and kicking a goal, helping the Cobras to increase their

lead in the second half. Sam Quigley attacked the ball on the wing in the 3rd quarter delivering it to the leading Cobras forwards. With some great passages of play and team orientated footy, the Cobras had a 57 point victory. Goal Kickers: Kyle Ewart 1, Spencer Lappino 1, Darcy Pearson 2, Georgia Rodgers 1, Fletcher Sharrock 1, Michael Smith 1, Liam Warren 1 and Austin Wilcox 1. Best Players: Georgia Rodgers, Fletcher Sharrock and Sam Quigley. OGCC Blue 11-12-78 Grovedale Roar 3-3-21 Under 12 White Round 8 vs St Albans Black A slow start from the Cobras saw the Saints go into the long break with a very comfortable lead. In a total form reversal in the 2nd half, the Cobras put on a fantastic display of hard chasing, tackling and pressure only to run just short with some bad luck and inaccurate kicking in front of goal. Cobras 6.12.48 St Albans 9.7.61

Best: B.Allan, J.Calliguri, B.Hamilton, K.Meyer, H.Milne, W.Townson Goals: B.Gist, O.Hollmer, K.Lattarulo, R.Maloney, W.Townson, N.Weatherly Under 12 White Round 9 vs St Albans White An amazing 3 goals in the last 5 minutes of the 2nd quarter against a strong wind saw the Cobras go into the long break just in front of St Albans. Inaccurate kicking by the Cobras kept St Albans in the game in the 3rd term but the Cobras regrouped in the last and came out hard. Strong tackling, smothering and pressure at every contest saw the Cobras restrict them to just 2 late goals. Despite the cold and windy conditions it was a very entertaining game of football. Cobras 7.6.48 St Albans 6.6.42 Best: B.Gist, R.Maloney, K.Lock, N.Wetherly, J.Synott, K.Lattarulo Goals: B.Gist 3, W.Townson 2, R.Maloney, N.Weatherly Cobras Under 14 (1) Round 8 vs Winchelsea An 8 goal opening quarter blitz set us up for a demolition of Winchelsea 16 19 115 to 0 0 0. Our discipline to team structures over 4 quarters and our efficient ball movement into the forward line were features of our win. Jed Evans was excellent in the ruck giving first use of the ball to a dominant midfield of Che Durran, Josh Prendergast, James Teague and Christian West. Forwards Nick Anastassiou,

Miles Henderson and Luke Bastiaan moved well into space and anything they missed was mopped up by the dangerous Zac Dynes and Lachlan Barber. It was good to see Brayden Warren clunking his marks and proving impenetrable at centre half back. Goalkickers Nick Anastassiou 5, Zac Dynes, Miles Henderson and Luke Bastiaan 3 each. Lachlan Barber and James Stirling 1 each. Cobras Under 14 (1) Round 9 vs. Torquay (2) We came away from the big Torquay ground with a resounding win 8 6 54 to 1 1 7.

Zaine Cordy, Che Durran and Miles Henderson were all dangerous in attack. Brayden Warren and Harry Walker were resolute in defence. Josh Kehagias played a blinder, throwing himself into contest after contest. Jake Taylor and Jack Ness both impressed after coming into the side from good performances in the seconds. Our depth was tested and everybody came through with flying colours. Goalkickers - Luke Bastiaan and Miles Henderson 2 each. Che Durran, Jed Evans, Nat Gravener and Christian West 1 each.

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Surfside Friday Bellarine Storm basketball night Volleyball Report for volleyball games 4.6.10 Division 2 Phantom Heroes vs Grovers DRAW 2 sets each Grovers winning the first set 25-10, 20-25,25-10, 13-15 Hit me vs Young Ones Young Ones winning 2 sets to Hit me winning 1 set Young Ones 25-21, 2517, 11-25, 14-10 not quite making it in the last set Division 1 Phantom Devils vs Phantom Black Blacks winning in 3 sets 25-16, 25-14, 18-15 Bandits vs Stingers Stingers winning 2 sets, Bandits winning 1 set Stingers 25-20, 20-25, 1611 Team Wave vs 6 Pact 6 Pact winning 2 sets 2520, 25-20, 16-16 Team Wave put up a good fight tonight and made it a close game for 6 Pact. It was good to see Lynell Dungen back on the court after being sidelined with a heel injury, she did some good setting for her

team and some blocking on the net. Good to see the heel is much better. Robert Dungen did some really awesome blocking on the net and some fantastic backline spikes to make it a close game for his team. 6 Pact were probably thinking it was going to be an easy game but it just goes to show what determination does with a team. 6 Pact were without their top hitters in Harrison Foott and Steve Thomas but Daniel Kuklych did a great job for his team and paired up with his father who did some fantastic blocking to help his son with the spiking. Father and son combination worked really well tonight. Only 1 more week till the Victorian Country Championships. Stay tuned for a report on how the Ladies team did and the men’s team performed. Hopefully the men can get a trophy. Come on boys you don’t want the Ladies showing you up do you?

by Ringwood 58 U20 Boys Bellarine 56 def Southern Peninsula 40 MATCH REPORTS 28th May Bellarine Storm 39 d Melbourne 3 29 played on 28/5 The U12 boys are sitting third on the ladder and continued their winning ways with a solid performance against the eighth placed Melbourne Tigers 3.The team executed well which enabled the deep bench to have valuable court time. Top Scorers: Max Kos 15, Kyle Meyer 7, Patrick Goodier 6 4th June

BELLARINE STORM RESULTS Date: 4th June Results U12 Girls Bellarine 16 def by Bulleen (3) 28 U12 Boys Bellarine 38 def Bulleen (3) 25 U14 Girls Bellarine (1) 20 def by Eltham (3) 21 U14 Girls Bellarine (2) 37 def Whittlesea (2) 19 U 14 Boys Bellarine (1) 48 def Wallan 24 U14 Boys Bellarine (2) 56 def Werribee (3) 33 U16 Girls Bellarine 69 def Knox 52 U16 Girls Bellarine (2) 35 def Whittlesea 32 U18 Boys Bellarine U20 Girls Bellarine 39 def

U20 Boys v Southern Peninsula Pivotal game, we needed to start strong & make Southern Penn chase us. We opened the game with some nice 3 point shots from Jack Hobbs & Mitchell Kennedy. Offensively we are still not executing the sets that we have but managed to get to a 30 - 16 score at halftime. Curtis Jones & Mitch Kennedy did some great work to shut down their biggest player on the court. As a result of the strong team defence we continued to score well, with some handy baskets from Jake Barton, Chris Dedini &

Brad Armstrong eventually running out winners 56 40. A great team win. Top Scorers: Jack Hobbs 17pts, Brad Armstrong 14pts, Mitch Kennedy 10pts. This is the fourth team that has held 1st place on the ladder that Bellarine have beaten in the last few weeks. We are now equal 2nd & managing to establish a reputation as a hard to beat team who play dogged defensive & score frequently. The boy’s skills are impressive but will get more results if we can execute the offensive sets. Well done guys. Michelle Atkins U20 Coach U20 Girls v Ringwood

The u/20 girls travelled to Ringwood quietly confident they would make in roads to what has been a hard season. The girls matched Ringwood for all but the final 2.48 of the game and showed a lot of grit and fight all night. Co captain Melissa Higgins had a big night offensively and was backed beautifully by Emily Holahan, Meagan Stuart and defensive minded Cassie Syddall." We cannot make the play offs but this team will have a huge say in who does and every team is very aware of what we are capable of" said the coach, Bob Parker.

Ocean Grove junior tennis Tennis Results for Round 6 on the 5th of June Section 1 Boys (Red) – Defeated Geelong Lawn; 4 sets 29 to 2 sets 21. Well done to Phillip Nash and Adam Lazarus who both won their singles 6-3 and their doubles 6-2. Section 1 Boys (White) – Lost to St Mary's; 0 sets 12 to 6 sets 36. Section 2 Girls – Defeated Geelong Lawn Green; 3 sets 29 to 3 sets 38. Well done to Ashleigh Cooke who won her singles 6-3. Section 7 Mixed – Lost to Inverleigh; 2 sets 17 to 4 sets 31.

Section 8 Girls – Defeated Wandana Heights; 3 sets 28 to 3 sets 27. Congratulations to Lucy Hughes and Annie Dickinson who both won their singles 6-2. Section 11 Girls – Defeated Geelong Lawn; 3 sets 28 to 3 sets 22. Well done to Savannah Matthews who won her singles 6-1 and combined well with Caitlin Thomas to win their doubles 6-1. Section 13 Mixed – Lost to Western Heights; 1 set 12 to 5 sets 33.

Section 14 Boys – Lost to Grovedale; 3 sets 24 to 3 sets 26. Well done to Ethan Franks who won his singles 6-4 and his doubles with Zac Soutar 6-1. Tennis Results for Round 7 on the 12th of June. Section 1 Boys (Red) – Defeated Ocean Grove White; 6 sets 36 to 0 sets 14. Section 1 Boys (White) – Lost to Ocean Grove Red; 0 sets 14 to 6 sets 36. Section 2 Girls – Won by Forfeit. Section 7 Mixed – Defeated

Leopold; 6 sets 36 to 0 sets 5. Congratulations to the team on a dominating win! Section 8 Girls – Lost to Lara; 3 sets 24 to 3 sets 31. Section 11 Girls – Defeated All Saints; 3 sets 30 to 3 sets 22. Section 13 Mixed – Bye. Section 14 Boys – Lost to Hamlyn Park; 2 sets 15 to 4 setts 29. Well done to Travis Anderson who won his singles 6-4 and his doubles with Jonnie Evans 6-1. Compiled by Jarryd Proctor.

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PLAYER PROFILE Maddison Traynor

Maddison started playing with Ocean Grove Netball Club in 2008 in the under 13 team at Peninsula. The next year she played Under 13 Div 2 at Kardinia on a Friday night. This year Maddie is in the Ocean Grove Under 13 Div 1 team as bottom age. Maddie has also represented the BDNA Under 11 and this year Under 13 B side.

Good signs at halfway WE are now halfway through the season. This gives us all a chance to reflect on the season so far and see where we are at. Tracey has been really pleased with all the Senior girls enthusiasm and attitude each week. It has been a fairly slow start to the season but there are signs of improvement with good numbers at training, better team play and the indications are there that we are not far off beating some of the teams above us. Finals particularly for A Grade are well within their reach. Bron has been pleased with the positive attitude of the C and D grade girls. They lack a bit of height but they are having fun and enjoying their netball. The new netballers are working hard on their skills and are improving every week. Our Junior girls have 5 out of 7 teams in the top 4 of each of their grades. Our 15 & Under division one team remain undefeated. Keep up the hard work girls, train hard and focus on one week at a time and that hard work will stand you in good stead for the latter part of the season. Thank you A big thank you to the players and parents who help out at the Club each week. In particular the junior girls who have been manning the canteen at home matches and to the parents who also volunteer to cook the barbeque. A big thank you from the Committee.

Results from Round 9 v Torquay A Grade: Tor 41 d OG 39 Best: Miranda Comer, Imogen Vines B Grade: Tor 37 d OG 34 Best: Tina Birch, Lizzie Ryan C Grade: Tor 36 d OG 17 Best: Jane Fairway, Rachel Mayor D Grade: Tor 31 d OG 10 Best: Rebecca Barry, Narelle Farquharson 19 & U: Tor 26 d OG 22 Best: Maddy Morris, Maddy Griffin 17 & U Div1: Tor 27 d OG 11 Best: Lauren Ollis, Eden Bolton 17 & U Div 2: Tor 27 d OG 17 Best: Jenna Green, Brooke Walter 15 & U Div 1: OG 42 d Tor 21 Best: Zana Woods, Alice Digby, Grace Caldow 15 & U Div 2: Tor 20 d OG 18 Best: Alanna, Sharrock, Bec Watson 13 & U Div 1: Tor 27 d OG 16 Best: H.Owen, Meg Richardson 13 & U Div 2: OG 26 d Tor 20 Best: Mikaela, Badrock, Keely,Babb 11 & U: OG d Tor Best: Carly Sanders, Taylor Stapleton Kardinia Friday Night Teams 15 & U Round 9 4/6/10 OG 15 v South Barwon 27 Best: Team effort Round 10 11/6/10 OG 12 v Grovedale 14 Best: Eliza, Chelsea T. and Ellie. This team is starting to provide strong forward leads, using front cuts and rolls. All players are rotating regularly and taking the opportunity to both attack and defend, extending both their experiences

and skill levels. This team has the majority of possession and use court systems well. The limiting issue at present is the lower percentage of goal accuracy. Recent goals have been scored by Ellie, Shannon, Hannah, Emma and Eliza. Keep up the endeavour and commitment and the results will follow. – Coach: Megan Blake-Uren 15 & Under Div 4 4/6/10 – Bye 11/6/10 – OG 5 v Newtown 10 Best: Clementine Proud, Maddie Maroney. The girls played a good defensive game in cold conditions. After not playing for 3 weeks it took a while for the girls to get going but they are working out a few systems. They have a great attitude and never give up. – Coach: Jenny Peatling 13 & Under 4/6/10 OG 7 v Grovedale 39 Best: Sophie Spowart, Sarah Gillingham, Sarah Bastiaan 11/6/10 OG 5 v Newtown 34 Best: Abbey Badrock, Michaela Giblin, Hannah Attard Even though the girls are getting beaten each week their game is improving consistently, the opposition this week were particularly tall. Our girls did really well to keep the ball moving down the court quickly and using speed and good passes to get around the tall opposition. –Coach: Sally Bambrook VPSSA Netball Team –Maddison Traynor

Congratulations to Maddison Traynor who has made the Victorian Primary Schools Sports Association Netball team. Maddie has completed several weeks of trials and is only one of two girls selected in the team from the country regions. Maddie will be training at the State Netball Centre in Royal Park before participating in the National Championships in Canberra from 9th – 15th October. It has been a great achievement by Maddie considering she fractured her arm earlier in the year and has only played two games so far for Ocean Grove. Maddison started playing with Ocean Grove Netball Club in 2008 in the under 13 team at Peninsula and the next year played Under 13 Div 2 at Kardinia on a Friday night. This year Maddie is in the Ocean Grove Under 13 Div 1 team as bottom age. Maddie has also represented the BDNA Under 11 and this year the Under 13 B side. Good luck to Maddie from everyone at the OGFNC. Social calender Sat 26th June – Grubbers Dress Up Night – dress up as something starting with “G”. Sat 24th July – Ladies day luncheon at the Football rooms. Upcoming matches Sat 19th June – Round 11– Home v Modewarre Sat 26th June – Round 12 – v Geelong Amateurs at Geelong Sat 3rd July – Round 10 – v Drysdale at Drysdale

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school netball SAINT Ignatius College sent a large netball contingent of keen junior girls to participate in the Geelong Independent Schools Sports Association (GISSA) netball competition at Geelong Grammar School recently. Due to the continued increase in student numbers at the college, four very competitive netball teams this year were entered into the competition. Other aspiring netball teams included those from Geelong Grammar, Christian CollegeGeelong & Bellarine, Kardinia International College, Geelong Covenant College and Geelong Baptist College.

Over the last few years, the netball teams that Saint Ignatius College have fielded have continued to become increasingly stronger, as confirmed by the results, which is an excellent sign for the future of netball at Saint Ignatius College. All four Saint Ignatius teams made it to the finals, with three of them coming home with the winner’s trophy! Ms Stacey Learmonth, Netball Coordinator at the College, was delighted with the performance and she was also impressed with the girls as they demonstrated wonderful team spirit and excellent sportsmanship. The following girls won the

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medallion for best team player for their respective team: Olivia Young, Grace Everden, Sarah Rushton and Isabella Searle. The College now looks

forward to the Year 9 & 10 GISSA competition on Thursday 3rd June, followed by the Victorian Schools Netball Championships in August.

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OCEAN GROVE still remains on track for a finals berth in the BFL Buckley’s Reserves competition, despite a 24-point loss to ladder leader Drysdale. Final scores Drysdale 11.7.73 defeated Ocean Grove 6.13.49. The Grubber seconds occupy fifth position with six wins, three

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IT WAS a case of master versus the apprentice on Saturday at Drysdale. Reigning BFL premiers Drysdale 21.12.138 proved their finals credentials and why it is such a formidable opposition easily accounting for the inexperienced Ocean Grove 8.12.60 winning by 78 points. Points wise, it is the Grubbers worst loss in 2010 and the first time they have lost two in a row this season. It follows the team’s disappointing 21-point defeat to Torquay in Round nine. Ocean Grove coach Cameron McGregor, who remained measured post-match, agreed his side were no match for the far more superior Hawks. “There is no doubt we are not in the same class as Drysdale, we copped injuries, we had things go against us, but the scoreboard probably didn’t do us justice at the same time as well,” he said. “We have got a long way to improve to be a finals side.” Drysdale rebounding defender

Brett Dowie and leading ruckman Daniel Gage stood out in the comprehensive win for the Hawks. Of more a concern for Ocean Grove is their growing injury toll. Promising youngster Tom McManus (corked thigh) and swashbuckling defender Ryan Baker (hamstring) lost their battle with injury only moments into the match. McManus and Baker join playing assistant Rowan O’Callaghan (season ending leg injury), Sam Van Deuren (hamstring), Callum Jones, Ben Wilkinson and Wayde Piec (hamstring) on the sidelines. “The thing that is hurting us is we are copping injuries in the first quarter of games and we’re down to 19 to 20 fit guys for the game,” McGregor said. “We had 18 fit guys in that last quarter.” The Drysdale Recreation Reserve has not been a happy hunting ground for Ocean Grove in

recent times, last year the Hawks annihilated the Grubbers by 92 points. “The (losses) are both very similar, it is just an empty feeling, I’m at a bit of a loss to explain what happened and why,” Ocean Grove captain James Dalton said after the match. The Grubbers will now turn its focus towards Modewarre at Ocean Grove in Round 11, a must win game for the home side if it wants to participate in this year’s BFL finals. Sixth-placed Ocean Grove now sit two games outside the top five. Dalton said there will be plenty of motivation at stake, as the Grubbers will host a 10-year reunion in honour of their 2000 senior premiership on Saturday. “It has got to be a massive incentive not to put in a performance like we did against Drysdale, otherwise the club will be pretty hard on us,” Dalton said. Game starts at 2:10pm on Saturday at Ocean Grove Memorial Recreation Reserve.

Scoreboard Drysdale 21.12-138 defeated Ocean Grove 8.12-60 Drysdale Goal Kickers: S. Scott 8, L. Maher 3, T. Ruggles 3, J. Wilson 2, R. Panther 2, J. Hildebrand , B. Carlon, D. Leigh Best Players: S. Scott, D. Gage, B. Carmichael, B. Taylor, B. Dowie, M. Scott Ocean Grove Goal Kickers: D.Maloney 3, G. Costello 2, S. Fairway , J. Milnes , J. Dalton Best Players: J. Dalton, S. Fairway, J. McTaggart, H. Foott, T. Doherty, G. Costello

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