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FOOTSCRAY’S Western Hospital is spreading Christmas cheer in more ways than one. Doctors at the hospital’s Anaesthetic Department have bought more than 40 gifts totalling $1000 for children, which they donated to MacKillop Family Services last week. Janine Heaney from Western Hospital said it was the second year the department did the toy collection. “Instead of buying these presents for our kids, and our staff’s kids, we thought Picture: JOE MASTROIANNI we’d donate to MacKillop,” Ms Heaney said. 111512

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By CHARLENE MACAULAY FOOTSCRAY MP Marsha Thomson has called on State Planning Minister Matthew Guy to relinquish his planning authority over Footscray’s CBD. Ms Thomson publicly called on Mr Guy to return planning powers to Maribyrnong City Council in Parliament recently, saying the minister was simply rubber stamping every major development without considering the amenity of the area. “Since the minister has held this position, there has been a total disconnect between him and the community over a lot of planning work done in relation to the way in which Footscray is developed,” she said.

“No actual planning is taking place in Footscray - the minister just says ’yes’ to every major development. “Two 31-storey developments are being built right on the banks of the Maribyrnong River, despite the minister himself having said that the Maribyrnong and Yarra rivers should be protected from these developments. “I urge him to give this power back to the council, which will take into account the needs of the community.” But Mr Guy said he was simply continuing on in a role created by the Labor Government when they were in power. “Marsha Thompson is a complete hypocrite given that in 2007 she said that the then Planning Minister’s involvement in Footscray was a ‘commit-

ment to rejuvenation’ of Footscray,” Mr Guy said. “The Labor Government made themselves the responsible authority for Footscray, not myself and the Coalition Government. “I am the planning authority for this area as the previous government determined that the State was best placed to manage change in an activities area like Footscray. “In 2007 the council and local MP Marsha Thomson all welcomed this decision. The only thing that has changed since then is the State Government. “Calls for the reinstatement of the council as the responsible authority are clearly just a political dispute and not one based on real community desire.”

Meanwhile, Maribyrnong mayor Grant Miles said the council preferred if the Inner Melbourne Action Plan Implementation Committee, which the council recently joined, would take over planning authority. IMAP also includes the Cities of Melbourne, Yarra, Stonnington and Port Phillip. “We don’t get consulted enough, the way the system works right now,” Cr Miles said. “Maribyrnong City Council would like to be involved at an earlier stage, to a much greater degree, in planning in central Footscray, particularly Josephs Rd.”

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AS A qualified dietician, Renee Del Grosso knows how important it is for people to adopt a healthy diet. The 23-year-old Keilor Downs resident is so keen to get that message across that she volunteers weekly at Footscray’s Western Hospital with the Volunteer Meals Assistance Program. Program volunteers offer one-on-one lunch-time support, seven days a week to patients specifically identified as having difficulty feeding themselves. Volunteer assistance ranges

from helping patients set-up, open containers, and providing verbal prompts, to feeding patients who require full assistance to eat and drink. “Throughout my course I learnt that it’s one thing to make sure that patients have nutritionally adequate meals that meet their specific dietary requirements, but it doesn’t really serve its purpose unless the patients actually eat the food,” Ms Del Grosso said. “Sometimes that can be a real challenge for hospital patients, particularly the elderly. “I identified this program as really important, because you

get to help patients achieve their recovery goals in a comfortable, stress-free environment,” she said. “It also provides them with some social stimulation and some encouragement at meal times, and that can help to improve their appetite.” Ms Del Grosso has been volunteering for the past two years, and encourages others to take the plunge. Western Hospital is keen to recruit a range of new volunteers to get started in 2014. For more information, call Mr Burns on 8345 1059.

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Death toll drops By XAVIER SMERDON THE number of people being killed on Brimbank’s roads has fallen by almost half, indicating that they are the safest they have been in several years. The latest TAC road safety statistics were released last week showing that all but one suburb in the West had seen a drop in road-related fatalities. Brimbank had a drop of 44 per cent when compared to last year and now has a five-year average of seven deaths on the municipality’s roads. Wyndham had the biggest decrease after two horror years where nine people were killed consecutively in 2011 and 2012, to see a de-

crease of 56 per cent. The figures, which compare the 12 months to October this year, also indicated that Melton had seen a reduction in fatalities of 50 per cent from 2012 to 2013. When comparing this year to 2011 the drop is even more dramatic at 63 per cent. Maribyrnong also had a drop of 25 per cent. The only suburb where the number of road deaths increased was Hobsons Bay, which went from just one in 2011 to three this year. Chairman of RoadSafe Westgate, which advocates for safer roads and driver education in the West, Jim Giddings, told Star a higher police

presence was behind the shift. “Two things have contributed to this reduction and they are a greater community awareness of issues like speeding and hooning, and a greater presence from the police,” Mr Giddings said. “There is no doubt that when we have a more visible police presence that people do slow down.” Mr Giddings said that the message of road safety was slowly sinking in to young drivers. “Slowly but surely we are seeing results, but it’s a lot of hard work,” he said. “We need to continually work at it to bring the wider community on board and to maintain their interest.”

Mr Giddings said the West had a long way to go before it would be able to shake its image as a hoon and dangerous driving hotspot. “I don’t want to paint a bleak picture of the West, but when you look at the impoundment figures, a higher proportion of those are in the Western Suburbs, and particularly Melton,” he said. “They are not going down, but what that tells us is that we have more police on our roads and they are catching more dangerous drivers. “Hoon activity is continuing and we need to be more than vigilant.” Hoon drivers can be reported to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Pledge on schools By CHARLENE MACAULAY THE SKY High Working Group has welcomed a commitment from the State Opposition to investigate the need for a new school in the Seddon, Kingsville and Yarraville area. The Opposition has pledged to work with local schools and parents to improve education facilities and options for high school schools across the SKY region, after Shadow Minister for Education James Merlino, Footscray MP Marsha Thomson and Williamstown MP Wade Noonan attended SKY High’s 10-year anniversary rally. “Ignoring a problem won’t make it go away, that’s why an incoming Labor Government will properly plan for the expected growth in population across the region,” Ms Thomson said. “Labor will approach this task in a responsible way to ensure that other secondary schools in the region are part of a collaborative solution to improve educational outcomes for all local students.” SKY High president Melissa Horne called on all political parties to deliver more public high school options for local families as part of their 2014 election platform. “More than 200 parents and kids joined our march showing the need for a new high school option is as strong as ever,” Ms Horne said. “The Opposition’s announcement is a welcome first step and shows that some politicians are prepared to listen carefully to our case. “Next year is an election year and we need every local family to think about doing their bit to help deliver a new high school for the area.” The SKY area used to be served by the Footscray Yarraville High School and a Catholic High School until the early 1990s, when they were shut down by the Kennett Government.

Rail link on track THE Regional Rail Link (RRL) project will be going full steam ahead over the summer holidays to take advantage of lower commuter numbers. The $4.8 billion project will reach a major milestone on 22 December with the opening of two new platforms at Southern Cross station and the project’s first section of dedicated V/Line tracks. This means trains on the Geelong line will have a clear run to Southern Cross and won’t have to wait behind metropolitan trains. Following this, a construction blitz from 28 December to 19 January will help the next stages of the project begin to take shape, including: The revamping of Footscray and Sunshine train stations, including new platforms on the Irving St side of Footscray train station; The removal of the Anderson Rd level crossing; and The demolition of the old Nicholson Street bridge and the installation of the new bridge. “With Regional Rail Link on budget and ahead of schedule, passengers are going to progressively start seeing benefits well before the project’s completion,” Public Transport Minister Terry Mulder said. “Over late December and early January, public transport patronage reduces by up to a half, and doesn’t return to normal levels until the end of February. A combination of shuttle train services and replacement buses will operate along the Sunbury line while the works are carried out. For full details on all road and rail closures, maintenance, renewal works and information on replacement bus services can be found on www. regionalraillink.vic.gov.au or www.ptv.vic.gov.au

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Science students create big bang By CHARLENE MACAULAY THIS December, Victoria University is serving up science with a bang. The 2013 VU Science spectacular family night will showcase the Professor Science Troupe who will perform explosions and fire tricks along with other science demonstrations. The free show this Thursday will

run for 70 minutes and will be followed by hands-on science activities for parents and children. VU Lecturer in Foundation Studies Nick Athanasiou said the showcase was designed specifically to inspire students and generate a love of science. “It’s great for many families because often this is their first experience with science,” he said.

“Their usual reaction after the first experiment is amazing. We work with the audience to give them a hands-on experience, which is much more appealing than traditional high-brow science events.” The troupe is made up of VU students studying for a degree in science and education and the show provides them with teaching and presentation experience which is in-

valuable to their education. The troupe has been travelling to schools around Victoria and interstate for the past five years, promoting science through a range of amazing demonstrations. The VU Science Spectacular will run this Thursday from 6pm at the Footscray Park campus, building L, level 1, room 14.

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A SERVICE station attendant scared a gunman away during an attempted armed robbery in Braybrook when he pulled out a hammer. Police are appealing for witnesses following the attempted armed robbery at a service station in Braybrook on 2 November around 10.30pm. The man, believed to be in his 40s, walked into the service station with a firearm and made demands for cash when another staff member produced a hammer. The offender fled the scene empty handed and was last seen running along Ballarat Road towards Sunshine. The police described the man as Caucasian in appearance, 40 to 45-years-old and 178cm tall with a medium build.

He was wearing a black peaked cap with a red ACDC logo, a grey chequered hooded jacket, green Tshirt, blue jeans and white runners at the time. Detective Constable Cara Brockwell said the incident appeared to be a single occurrence. “This seems to be a single attack or incident there hasn’t been any other ones in that vicinity or that appear to have the same offender,” she said. “We’re hopeful that someone will be able to come forth and identify him to help with our inquires.” Investigators have released an image of a man that may assist with their inquiries. Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppers. com.au.

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it was a really big step for Oliver. “It was such a good Christmas experience for Oliver, and he hasn’t stopped talking about it.” The Sensitive Santa program is free and bookings are essential on 9319 3310. On behalf of

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A DIFFERENT kind of Santa Claus is coming to town. Highpoint Shopping Centre is offering kids with autism the chance to meet Santa in a calm and controlled environment. Under the Sensitive Santa program, Santa and his helpers are up bright and early each morning before the centre opens to the public to give 20-minute special visits to kids with autism. Prior to each appointment, parents fill out a questionnaire about their family so that Santa and his helpers are fully briefed on each child - including triggers, interests and what’s on their Christmas wish list. The program, which was piloted last year, was driven by Highpoint general manager Scott Crellin, who himself has a child with autism. Sensitive Santa is run in consultation with Victoria’s peak body for autism, AMAZE. Mr Crellin said many kids with autism were especially sensitive to loud noises, music, crowds and unpredictable situations, meaning they usually can’t wait patiently in a long line to see Santa. “I know how hard it is to create moments like this,” he said. “I am incredibly proud that our centre has pioneered the Sensitive Santa program in Australia and that we are continuing to build on its success in 2013.” This year, Highpoint will host 45 Sensitive Santa sessions until 21 December. Caroline Springs mother Jodie Reeves was thrilled to get a picture perfect moment of her sons Oliver and Charlie when the family went to see Sensitive Santa recently. Five-year-old Oliver was diagnosed with high-functioning autism in May. “This is actually the first time we got to see Santa, because he’s always been intimidated and a bit scared by him,” Mrs Reeves said.


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Inclusive awards THE cream of the crop was celebrated on Friday when Maribyrnong City Council hosted its Maribyrnong Inclusive Recognition Awards, which celebrate the achievements of individuals with a disability and groups, businesses and not-for-profit organisations. Victoria University lecturers Paul Kinna and Kathy Dimitriou accepted the Group Volunteering Award on behalf of their students. 110891 Picture: DAMJAN JANEVSKI Pierre Vairo is the latest photographer chosen for the F5: Footscray in Transition project. 111272 Picture: DAMJAN JANEVSKI

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Footscray over a five-year period. “It’s quite humbling,” Mr Vairo said. “(Footscray is) not pretentious in any way, shape or form. “You can walk down the street and no-one’s going to look at you or judge you - I don’t feel a pressure to conform to anything in Footscray. “It’s so diverse in culture and social-economic background and I really like that. It’s a pocket of Melbourne close to the city and there’s always something interesting going on. “I started photographing it myself when I saw that the Regional Rail Link was coming through and a lot of things were getting knocked down ...

so when the F5 thing came up, I thought, I’ve kind of already been doing that. “It’s great to do it in a formal setting and know that my photos are going to be preserved by the council and people will be looking back at them.” F5: Footscray in Transition focuses on 10 sites within the city, including Irving St, McNabb Ave, Binks Ford, Hopkins St, Footscray Station, Nicholson St Bridge, Olympic Donut Van, Little Saigon, Nicholson St Mall, Footscray Hotel and a skyline of Mr Vairo’s choosing. Mr Vairo’s images will be projected onto the eastern face of the Footscray Town Hall from dusk until midnight every night until 25 December.

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This ‘odd writer’ finds her niche

Best shot at skills UP AND coming junior netballer Hannah Juricskay got the chance to learn from the best last week at a special Mac Pack Netball Clinic. The nine-year-old from Maribyrnong was one of 30 lucky children from around Victoria who were given the chance to perfect their offence, defence and shooting skills with guidance from Australian Diamonds netball champion Bianca Chatfield.

By CHARLENE MACAULAY WHEN Suzanne Gaskell first retired, she set about finding a hobby. She tried out painting and jewellery making with little success, then she put pen to paper - and the rest, as they say, is history. “I had all this artistic need, but no talent (in other creative tasks),” Ms Gaskell said. “When I started writing, I thought, this is something I could do. Once I started, I couldn’t stop.” Two years later, and Ms Gaskell has won the short story under 3000 words category at the Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Award for her piece A Break in Trust. Ms Gaskell, who has previously been shortlisted for the Stiletto Award, was thrilled to take out the title. “I have sworn I will never write again when I’ve had a work not been recognised in any way,” she said. “It tears you down ... but when you are recognised, it’s like winning $50 million - it’s better than that. (Writing is) this dreadful up, down, up down. “Writing is very subjective and my writing isn’t for everybody,” she said. “I’m a bit of an odd writer. I write in quite short sentences, and I like things that are differ-

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Community calendar Studio Raw Materials Open Days FREE tastings and paella on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 December from 9am to 3pm, 148 Cowper St, Footscray. There is also the opportunity to view the Studio Showroom and buy Raw Materials products and hampers, plus free wine tastings and sales by Vino Bambino. Inquiries: www.studiorawmaterials.com.au

Footscray Mens Probus Club THE next meeting of the Footscray Mens Probus Club is on 10 December. Well-known author Myra Fisher will discuss her latest book Cossacks, Cockneys and Colonials, a fascinating tale of emigrants to Australia. Guests, visitors and prospective members are welcome to attend. The club meets at West Footscray Rec. Centre, Essex St. at 10am. Inquiries: rjnishy@gmail.com

Yarraville Carols in the Gardens JOIN us for the 20th anniversary of Yarraville Carols in the Gardens. The evening will feature a number of local performers and special guest

artists, including a mass choir, the FootscrayYarraville City Band and several opera singers. There will be an appearance by Santa and the evening will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display. This event is free. Yarraville Gardens, Hyde Street, Yarraville, Saturday, 21 December from 7pm. Inquiries: David Palmer 0416 497 398.

you enjoy meeting new people, want to be part of a team of volunteers who offer their time to our patients by offering them refreshments in the outpatient clinics, guiding them around our hospitals or just sitting and sharing your story - then we would like to talk to you. Inquiries: Michael Burns 8345 1059 or Michael.burns@wh.org.au.

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YARRAVILLE Swim Club is looking for swimmers of all ages and abilities for our new open water swim group. Club members are training for the spring and summer open water swimming season. Training is on Sunday afternoons, 3.30pm5pm at Yarraville Swim Centre, 35 Roberts St West Footscray. Inquiries: 9315 3400.

YARRAVILLE Community Centre has some great Christmas classes commencing soon including, Christmas baking for kids, popcorn decorations for kids, Christmas macarons and Christmas baking and decorating ideas. Inquiries: 9687 1560, email info@ycc.net.au, visit www.ycc.net.au or drop into the centre at 59 Francis St, Yarraville.

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Australian Breastfeeding Association ARE you pregnant or a new mum seeking information and support on breastfeeding and early parenting? Come along for a weekly walk and talk. Every Wednesday morning, meet at 9.30am-10am start at the shipping container out the front of Happy River Cafe, Footscray

Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland St Footscray. Kids and babies welcome, walk at your own pace along the riverfront. Join us for a coffee afterwards. Inquiries: Sky 0438 702 529 or check our Facebook page www.facebook.com/ ozbreastfeedingfygroup.

Friends of the Maribyrnong Valley FRIENDS of the Maribyrnong Valley warmly welcomes interest and membership to assist conservation activities along the Maribyrnong River. Meetings held first Wednesday of the month, 7.30pm, Living Museum of the West, Pipemakers Park. Working bees along the river Wednesdays 9am-12pm. Inquiries: www.fmvonline.com

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BUILDERS’ headaches could be relieved under new building standards announced last week. Builders will no longer need to apply for planning permits to build lower height boundary walls on new homes, thanks to a new Victorian Coalition Government initiative. The move aims to cut some of the red tape to save builders and families time and money, boost house affordability and create reforms that align regulatory standards with today’s building practises. Minister for Planning Matthew Guy announced in a statement that under the new reformed building standards, boundary walls of new homes or extensions will have further setbacks and greater heights allowed without the need for a permit. “The Coalition Government continues to redefine planning and building controls for Victoria by delivering common sense reforms that drive better outcomes. “These reforms will save time and money for builders, councils and Victorian families as they build their new homes,” Mr Guy said. Mr Guy said the new rules will be included into Victoria Planning Provisions and align the law with current building practices while cutting back unnecessary red tape. “This is about bringing our planning processes in line with modern building practices and expectations among home buyers saving everyone time and money,” Mr Guy said. The average height of a boundary wall allowed without a planning permit will be increased from 3.0 to 3.2 metres under the reform.

The maximum height of boundary walls is unchanged at 3.6 metres. Neighbours will be notified of any application to exceed boundary wall average or maximum heights, as per existing requirements.

The increase to boundary wall setbacks will allow for adequate fascia and guttering, and the boundary wall height change will enable builders to use ‘waffle pods’ for laying a concrete slab on the

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Experience the Carlisle Advantage Experience the Carlisle Advantage today! For a strictly limited time take advantage of a FREE FACADE* when you choose a T-Range home. Plus, choose from any number of our packs across the Affinity Collection, T-Range and Essential Series. Your dream home is waiting for you! Contact a Sales Consultant today for more information.ˆ

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MARRIOTT WATERS VILLAWOOD PROPERTIES AND MARRIOTT FAMILY CREATING a genuine sense of community and place is the idea behind the Marriott Waters development in Lyndhurst. The joint venture between the Marriott Family and Villawood Properties is the winner in the UDIA Masterplanned Development category. The partnership has taken what was a flood prone problem site and a run of the mill development plan and transformed it into an innovative masterplanned design with interconnecting wetlands. Marriott Waters is now a highly

sought-after community, with many different housing choices for residents. The sustainable development includes 27 hectares of wetlands and parklands, recycled water as well as access to transport, education, fibre optic network, sporting facilities, retail outlets and a residents’ club. The site is located in a regional ‘low spot’ with a significant external catchment from the north, east and south. Creatively designed with extensive wetlands, there is a network of walking and cycling paths, playgrounds, picnic and barbecue facilities, unique

public art and sculptures, the exclusive residents’ only Club Marriott and the new Marriott Waters Shopping Centre. The design focused on achieving a network of roads, footpaths and shared paths to provide residents and visitors with safe, attractive and well-connected roads and paths linking the key elements of the estate. The vision for Marriott Waters was for high quality contemporary house designs and the design of the shopping centre precinct with its main street theory, complements the open space created by the wetlands.

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MITCHELL’S RUN DACLAND PTY LTD MITCHELL’S Run is a development which successfully integrates with the natural landscape surrounding it. The site in Doreen is the worthy winner of the Residential Development- more than 250 lots category. The motto of ‘A Real Sense of Place’ perfectly describes the new community, which is characterised by picturesque views and informal parkland. From the entrance to the development, among parkland and river red gums, it is clear the focus of Mitchell’s Run is to establish an informal residential development with a focus on nature. Aboriginal scar trees, creek reserve,

undulating topography and views to the ranges have been retained in the development, allowing the surrounding landscape to provide the character of the estate. The developer, Dacland, has ensured that no residential lot is more than 300 metres from any number of the estate’s parks and open spaces and has been designed to link with neighbouring estates. Mitchell’s Run is pedestrian friendly from the front entrance to the network of quiet street and parks, and linkages are proposed with future developments to the north and south. A diverse mix of lot sizes (ranging

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OAKTREE RISE BERNLY INVESTMENTS PTY LTD OAKTREE Rise estate is a unique offering in the property market, providing home buyers with the opportunity to build sustainable homes at the centre of an established rural township. Set in the picturesque suburb of Narre Warren North, the estate consists of 149 elevated residential lots, a boutique retail strip and community hub constructed astride t he restored Troups Creek and new Central Park. The estate also provides local retail, active recreation opportunities and sustainable transport options servicing not only new residents, but the greater community of Narre Warren North.

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Prior to the estate’s development, there was no clearly defined town centre in Narre Warren North. The development was instrumental in the realisation of local planning policy set out in the Narre Warren North Township Strategy. It is these aspects and many others that have seen the estate awarded commendation in the ‘residential development 250 lots or fewer’ category. The estate was designed with a key aim of blending the development into the existing township of Narre Warren North, while preserving and enhancing the existing feel.

During the planning process, community consultation was held with local residents, council and the developers. The feedback from the consultation process helped inform the overall design of the subdivision, gained community buy-in to the layout of Central Park and shaped the successful relocation of the heritage oak trees, from which the site gets its name, along the Avenue of Honour. In recent years, Narre Warren has experienced strong population growth across all markets and Oaktree Rise has been well received, with a waiting list for future releases.

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FIFTY ALBERT HAMTON FIFTY Albert’s unique design echoes the eclectic nature of the South Melbourne skyline. The High Density Development category joint winner is a 30-storey, mixed-use development which offers its residents a luxurious lifestyle in one of Melbourne’s most prestigious South Melbourne locations. Fifty Albert is a mixed-use development comprising 282 residential apartments, which range in size from 50.5sqm to 164.5sqm. This includes 84 one-bedroom apartments, 190 two-bedroom apartments and eight three-bedroom apartments - with two of the latter being double-storey.

VIEW APARTMENTS PTY LTD Fifty Albert’s apartments all feature luxury fittings including stainless steel appliances and designer European appliances in the bathrooms. The kitchen consists of timber veneer with stone benchtops and splashbacks, while all apartment robes feature a grey mirror finish. Hamton Property Group, the developer, is focused on selecting great innercity locations in Melbourne, and Fifty Albert is no exception. The building is located perfectly on the eastern entry to Albert Road from St Kilda Road, one of Melbourne’s most characteristic urban boulevards, within a rich and vibrant precinct.

WATERVIEW and The Edge Apartments defied all odds to be named joint winner of the High Density section of the annual UDIA awards, despite the initial opposition it faced. These apartments achieve a balance between density and liveability and capture both the city and water views. Each building entrance offers an expansive and well-decorated lobby area which creates an ideal first impression and adds to the comfort and liveability of these apartments. Throughout the construction of the apartments, developers gave huge consideration to the value of views from the towers. The layout and form strongly

engage views such as Harbour Park, Edgewater Lake and Jack’s Wood. It is conveniently located only a short walk to many Maribyrnong amenities. The site enjoys excellent pedestrian and cycling accessibility, with easy access between ’the apartments’ and key points of interest along Edgewater Boulevard. Extensive links along the Maribyrnong River are also a major feature of these apartments, including paths to Pipemakers Park and Highpoint Shopping Centre. Connections to the Federation Trail are located less than 100 metres down the road with a high quality bicycle track also close by.


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YARRA POINT MIRVAC STRATEGICALLY located and wellestablished in the heart of the Melbourne CBD, Yarra Point apartments have been recognised for their excellence with a commendation award for High Density. Located on a 5200 square metre site, Yarra Point houses a diverse mix of bedroom dwellings and has sealed its place as one of Melbourne’s most elite waterfront communities. Following an eight-year break, Mirvac re-entered Melbourne’s apartment market with a bang when it developed Yarra Point apartments. The towers are now home to almost

38C AVENUE PROJECTS 2000 residents and in addition to its convenient location and unforgettable views of the city, the towers boast extra privileges such as a residents lounge, business centre, gym and herb and vegetable garden. Yarra Point is well connected to various popular precincts throughout the city, including South Wharf, South Gate and the East side of the Crown Entertainment complex. Throughout the design process of Yarra Point, a number of components were considered such as tower form, urban context and building footprint.

AVENUE Projects has touted 38 Camberwell Road as its benchmark marketing tool since its completion in May 2013, and not without reason. The building debuted on the market in 2011 and was sold to a mix of owner-occupiers and investors, with over 70 per cent of the apartments sold prior to construction in early 2012. The Hawthorn East development is situated on a prominent corner between Camberwell Junction and the vibrant shopping centres of Glenferrie and Auburn Road and offers 53 apartments over five levels. Each apartment enjoys high quality finishes, expansive indoor and outdoor living spaces

and an envied location. The design also includes basement car parking for all units to minimise the impact of parking on the site plan, with access via Auburn Grove rather than the busy Camberwell Road thoroughfare. Avenue Projects has also integrated disabled access into the building’s design while also using architectural variation to break down the length of the building in both streetscapes. In addition, the development has enhanced the public realm through maintaining the alignment of the Auburn Grove footpath and retaining the existing trees adjacent to the site.

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205 GIPPS COMMON EQUITY HOUSING LIMITED BANBURY VILLAGE CEDAR WOODS PROPERTIES LTD BANBURY Village is an exciting new chapter in the remarkable history of Footscray. Property developer Cedar Woods has exceeded the local community’s and authorities’ expectations, in creating a vibrant village that is one with the surrounding community. The site was formerly used by the Olympic Tyre and Rubber Company and subsequently, South Pacific Tyres as its head office and factory, and presented an opportunity to deliver on state and local planning urban consolidation objectives - leading to the top prize in the Medium

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Density category, and a commendation for Urban Renewal. Banbury Village has established itself as the premier residential address in the inner west and has also been recognised by the former Department of Planning and Community Development as a notable example of industrial design heritage conversion. It features a major park that is unparalleled in the inner west, and key urban design principles include rear loaded dwellings on major thoroughfares to improve streetscapes, walk-ability and parking; strong design elements; and way-finding signage at key decision points.

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A 59-UNIT apartment and townhouse project at 205 Gipps Street Abbotsford that blends social and private housing has been hailed a resounding success by tenants and owners. Using a co-operative housing model, not-for-profit developer Common Equity Housing Limited invests profits from the sale of the project’s 34 private apartments to ensure its 25 social housing apartments are affordable to low-income tenants. The result is five storeys of high-quality apartments in three neighbouring buildings - the penthouse storeys tastefully set back behind a reinforced heritage facade of the former boot factory/warehouse. Deciduous trees in the complex’s landscaped internal courtyard shade the

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apartments in summer and allow more natural light in winter. At least half of the social housing dwellings are made available to people on the public housing waiting list. Six disability apartments were bought by the Transport Accident Commission and Summer Foundation. The rent is linked to income; residents pays no more than 25 per cent of their pension/ income on rent, or more than 75 per cent of the market rate for one and two bedroom apartments in the area. The private apartments were sold despite a saturated market of more than 1,500 available apartments in Abbotsford and resistance from buyers investing in a social housing setting.

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ISLINGTON SILOS BLUE EARTH GROUP BANBURY VILLAGE CEDAR WOODS PROPERTIES LTD ISLINGTON Silos, a residential conversion of the former James Hood Malthouse and associated silos, in Collingwood’s iconic Islington Street has won the Urban Renewal award for 2013. The complex is protected by a Heritage Overlay in the Yarra Planning Scheme, and the statement of significance for the buildings attributes their historical value to their function and age, rather than aesthetic or architectural value. The Silos offer 21 three-bedroom apartments over 11 storeys. At ground level is a gymnasium and an apartment with a large terrace. Each of the 10 levels above provides two apartments separated by the central lift core.

Two impressive glass penthouses are perched at the ‘crown’ of the silos, creating the illusion of floating forms. The soft curves of the building feature large glass walls, capturing stunning views and lending an ethereal juxtaposition. The spacious floor plans allow for generous airflow and an enviable 360 degrees vantage, ensuring apartments are filled with constant stream of natural light. Although not within an activity centre this site is very close to significant concentrations of commercial, recreation and entertainment facilities along Victoria Parade, Hoddle Street, Brunswick Street and other strip centres. It is also very convenient to a variety of transport routes, schools and community facilities.

DEVELOPER Cedar Woods had a responsibility to ensure the values and features of one of the western suburb’s best urban renewal sites were integrated into the final design and benefited the local community. Banbury Village, Footscray, integrates seamlessly with the surrounding area, while also delivering a variety of housing to meet market expectations. To achieve this, Cedar Woods had to deal with, and manage a host of issues including: a harsh interface on three sides; the condition of the heritage buildings and the extent of the hazardous materials to be dealt with; and a range of

buyer profiles and the specific needs of an eclectic community. The feedback Cedar Woods has had from its customers has been overwhelmingly positive, leading to many referral and repeat sales. The developer believes this is of enormous benefit in the long-run with referral sales, positive local council and government relationships, a high level of staff satisfaction through taking pride in their work and – of course – an enhanced corporate reputation. All of this has helped establish Banbury Village as the premier residential address in Melbourne’s innerwest.


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DANDENONG LOGIS ECOINDUSTRIAL BUSINESS PARK PLACES VICTORIA AND MELBOURNE WATER DANDENONG LOGIS has transformed a contaminated, disused site into an environmental showpiece. The 154-hectare industrial business park has received this year’s Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Environmental Excellence award. The Dandenong Treatment Plant in Dandenong South closed in 1996, leaving behind highlycontaminated soil. In November 2005, the State Government announced a $150 million, fouryear land reclamation project to transform the 180 hectares into a bustling commercial and residential hub. The first land at LOGIS South, to the south of Greens Road, was released in 2009 and

LOGIS North land, between Dandenong Bypass and Greens Road, was first released in 2011. There’s a regional wetland for stormwater treatment, rainwater tanks, native plants and mature trees to promote birdlife and wildlife access to Dandenong Creek, Class A recycled water to every lot, solar hot water and natural ventilation, and mulch made from recycled shipping pallets. There are more than 20 hectares of open space for recreation and LOGIS is the first industrial development in Victoria to introduce T5 energy efficient street lighting. Posts feature twin lamps that activate when the roads are busy and reduce to one active lamp when road usage decreases.

AN EXCELLENT model for future mixed-use development, the concepts used in this particular site have not been seen in the Awards for Excellence submissions before. The emerging trend of apartments above the retail environment has been done well with a clear delineation between residential and retail. Circulation and access have been well handled

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with the apartments having separate entry foyers and the loading facilities are entirely within the ground level built form. Rubbish zones were relocated to a concealed section and creating a landscape buffer to adjoining residences. Of particular note were the storage cages which, unusually, were located on the same floor as the apartments, with obvious benefits for residents.

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MARRIOTT WATERS VILLAWOOD PROPERTIES VILLAWOOD has worked hard to redesign a very basic stormwater system with a ‘bottom of the drain’ retarding basin, into a well integrated wetland and floodway system. They have taken drainage from two catchments beyond the site and created a major feature of the estate which now forms part of a larger walking path system. Delivery of Class A recycled water was brought forward

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NAPOLI Park is not only beautiful; it is a multifunctional space of 1.8 hectares which has been provided early in the development of the Providence Estate. It is infused with many contemporary Australian elements. It is broken up into active and passive areas with a mix of walking paths through gardens, seating, protected spaces and opportunities for community and

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Lic 27204

❚ Hot Water Units Replaced ❚ Burst Pipes ❚ Leaking Taps Repaired ❚ Leaking Toilets Repaired ❚ General Plumbing Maintenance

Fast Reliable Service 0418 996 687

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Plumbing solutions at competitive prices

• Leaking Taps • Renovations • New Homes • Blocked Drains • Extensions • Solar Hot Water • Hot Water Unit change overs • Rainwater Tanks • Dishwasher & Washing Machine Installation • Gas Fitting • Bathroom Accessory Fitting • 20 years experience

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Peter McDonald Painting Service Interior/Exterior Qualified Tradesman

For quick service call Mick. FREE Quotes

0417 352 040 Ph/Fax 9974 6624

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0408 539 859 9748 0220

For All Your Electrical Needs REC 6487

9742 3677 David Millington 0412 103 980

24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE ■ Shop fronts ■ Insurance work ■ Residential glazing

■ Splash backs ■ Table tops ■ Mirrors

0409 239 374 R & M FENCING Steel Fences Made to Measure

s Steel Fence s Double/Single Gates s Pool s Garden s Auto/Manual Sliding Gates s Picket & Slat Fencing Accessories Sale Now - Free Quote – Cheapest prices!

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0437 357 030 SECURITY & SCREEN DOORS

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Manual/electric & remote control operated with smoke alarm & manual override Factory/Showroom

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SKYLIGHTS

SKYLIGHTS Free Quotes • 30 years’ experience

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Looking for Solar? Phone Charles 0425 717 621 skypowerenergy.com.au www.securewindowrollershutters.com.au

1800 554 877 Laverton Market

VALUE FOR MONEY SHUTTERS

Showroom @ 18 Quinn Drive, Keilor PArk, 3042

SEAHOLME, 10 Twentyman Court, Saturday 14th December, 8am-1pm. Lots of teddy bears, household goods.

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ADVERTISERS, in this section are qualified practitioners and offer nonsexual services.

DEEP TISSUE THERAPY, reflexology, pregnancy massages, soothe aches and pains, by appointment 10am- 10pm, 7 days. Werribee. 0439 556 546.

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Deep tissue. 7 days, 9.30am-9pm. Bookings essential. Shop 1, 53 Cherry Street, Werribee. Phone 8742 6347. SWEDISH RELAXATION MASSAGE, Werribee, 7 days, 10am-8pm. Hair trimming also available. Students half price. Call 0425 805 090.

MUSIC /INSTRUMENTS

SINGING LESSONS

Free Call 1800 035 121 rec 21355 Rick 0407 214 006 www.newimageantennas.com.au

WASHING MACHINE, Fisher and Paykel, 8kg, aqua smart, electronic, 5 years old, EC, including paper work. $375. 0418 518 001. Sunshine West.

HOME BASED INCOME, earn more money, more time, $0-$10K plus with a simple part time opportunity. 0402 031 395.

For further enquiries call: 9338 6644 between 9am-3pm

HEALTH COACHES NEEDED! Training provided. Focussing on healthy active lifestyle. No exp needed P/T and F/T opportunity available. Must be ambitious and want to help others.

Leigh: 0403 645 209

Beginner to advanced. Vocal technique and song coach. Voice competition preparation. Phone or SMS: 0409 133 654.

PETS & SERVICES

15 yrs and over. Vic & Commonwealth Govt Funding still available. You pay only: $148 – Cert II in Hairdressing $700 – Cert III in Hairdressing $300 to $900 for Beauty Courses, including Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Call for a FREE Newsletter Aust. Academy of Hairdressing (Toid) 3572

9329 9544

PUBLIC NOTICES

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO LEASE PROPERTY Wyndham City Council gives notice pursuant to Section 190 of the Local Government Act 1989 that it proposes to lease to the Hoppers Crossing Apex Club Incorporated the property measuring approximately 84m2 and located within the Heathdale Glen Orden Wetlands Reserve at 115 Derrimut Road, Werribee. Further information regarding the proposal can be obtained from Tony Petersen at Wyndham City Council, 45 Princes Highway, Werribee (Ph 9742 0826). A person may make a submission on the proposal. Submissions must be submitted no later than Friday 10th January 2014.

ADVERTISERS PLEASE NOTE New rules apply to the advertising of dogs and cats for sale. It is now an offence to advertise the sale of a dog or cat unless the microchip identification number of the animal is included in the advertisement or notice. A registered domestic animal business may use its Council business registration number as an alternative.

For further information, call 136 186 or visit www.dpi.vic.gov.au/pets

2013 HAIRDRESSING & BEAUTY COURSES

www.thehairacademy.com.au

ORGAN, Lowrey, very strong, nice sound, keyboard, manual, different settings to change sound, $2,200. Ph: 9311 7973.

SOLAR INVERTERS, Aurora, Brand new in box, 5 for sale, 1 x 5mw at $1,400, 1 x 4.2 $1,200, 3 at 3.6 $1,100 each. Call 0400 580 775.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

DRIVER To work out of delivery food fan. Call on customers servicing supermarkets and delis, also call on new customers. Must have good knowledge of Melbourne suburbs, be keen and reliable. Early morning starts.

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT RELAXATION THERAPY 10am - 8pm, 204 Barkly Street, Footscray. New staff. 9689-0360.

ASSORTED, Fridge/ freezer, 2 door, 300L, Kelvinator. Lawn mower, Victa, 2 stroke, with catcher, easy to start. Both in GC. $250 the lot. 9748 2770.

LAPTOP, HP Pavilion, G62-456TU, Intel Core i3-370M, 2.4GHZ, 500GB, HDD, 2GB RAM, 15.6", webcam, wireless, Windows 7, carry bag, delivery available, 12 months warranty. $355. 0418 362 521.

With a lifetime guarantee. Also weight loss and gastric band hypnosis. Phone Joy

0400 573 369

MASSAGE THERAPISTS

DRUM KIT, PowerBeat Complete, with all hardware plus cymbals and covers, extra kit no hardware, all for $500. 9366 6489.

DINING SETTING, 7 piece, teak stain, EC, upholstered seats. $650. 0416 478 293.

PUBLIC NOTICES

Garden Bed

ASSORTED, Chef gas stove, with 4 burners, oven and grill underneath, Robinhood range hood, all in working order. $150ono. John 0411 529 455.

FREE QUOTES

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OZTEC WINDOW SHUTTERS FOR FREE MEASURE & QUOTE PH: 9336 0005 JORDAN: 0413 708 238

*Credit provider is Solar Financial Solutions. ACL 388048. Terms, conditions, fees, charges and credit criteria apply.

1300 361 979 0407 674 808

3 Henley crt, Kealba

• 100% Australian Made & Owned • 10 years replacement warranty • Electric, manual or combination • Single and group remote controlled • Connected to smoke alarm (auto-lift)

NO DEPOSIT, UP TO 10 YEARS TO PAY

INSTALLED TODAY

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Victoria Roller Shutters! Aluminium available Electric or manual operating Installing or repairing Free measure and quote

LAVERTON, 16 Allen Street, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December, 7:30am-5pm. Household goods, washing machine, fridge, treadle sewing machine and kitchen furniture, lawn mower, etc, etc.

SEWING MACHINES 237 BARKLY ST, FOOTSCRAY.

GARDEN /OUTDOOR

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Check our specials page online

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SANCTUARY LAKES, 2 Lighthouse Point Close, Saturday 14th December, 8am-2pm. 2x white fabric couches, 2 and a half seater and 2 seater, brown 2 seater leather couch and ottoman, travertine table and 8 chairs, big BBQ, fridge, freezer, sound system, coffee table, TV, Ab King Pro, pots and plants, crystal glasses, plates, clothes, kitchen appliances and knick-knacks.

FOR SALE

SOLAR ENERGY

SOLAR POWER

HOPPERS CROSSING, 50 Ashton Crescent, Saturday 14th December, 8am-1pm. Homewares, books, womens clothes, bric-a-brac and much more. All quality items, great Christmas gifts. No early birds.

NORTH WILLIAMSTOWN, 7 Violet Street, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December, 8.30am-4pm. C1037100-JM25-12

Epping 494 High Street, Epping, Vic 3076 Tel: 9401 2232

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Kealba 2 Malcolm Court, Kealba, Vic 3021 Tel: 9364 2232

DE-CLUTTER SALE

HUGE GARAGE MOVING SALE

ROLLER SHUTTERS www.jimssecuritydoors.com.au • Stainless Steel Doors • Aluminium Doors • Custom Steel Doors • Flyscreens

GARAGE SALES

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NICK CIANCIO HOPPERS CROSSING, 35 Londsdale Circuit, Sunday the 15th December, 9am-4pm, no early callers. Furniture, household goods, baby clothes, toys etc.

• We take anything • Specialising in demolitions • No job too big or small • 7 day service • Free quote • No obligation • Budget prices

Experience with stitching vinyl for round cushion covers, ongoing casual work or co-operation with self-employed machinist. Rate negotiable, start ASAP. Call 9391 3552.

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SEWING/SEWING MACHINES SEWING MACHINES & OVERLOCKERS

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Bin sizes – 2m Bins to 31m Bins, walk in Bins

BLUEY’S RUBBISH REMOVAL

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Any person making a submission is entitled to request in the submission that the person wishes to appear in person, or to be represented by a person specified in the submission, at a meeting to be heard in support of that submission. Such persons will be notified of the day, time and place of the meeting of the Council or of a committee determined by the Council to hear submissions. All submissions will be considered in accordance with section 223 of the Act. Submissions should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Wyndham City Council, PO Box 197, Werribee, Vic, 3030. Kerry Thompson Chief Executive Officer

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32 Dunlop Road, Hoppers Crossing

REPAIRS AND SERVICE

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Ladies warmly welcomed!

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PUMPS

REBLOCKING/UNDERPINNING

9369 0600

STITCHER/

C1026920-JM19-12

- Tank Pumps - Pool Pumps - Submersibles - Industrial 9314 4977 373 Somerville Rd West Footscray - All Types “CARRY IN DISCOUNT” COUPON $25

Your fun is our pleasure

SEWING MACHINIST

Call 0434 525 311

PUMP REPAIRS

WHISPERS STUDIO

C1038148-PJ26-12

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Aaron & John's Demolition and Rubbish Removal

ADULT SERVICES

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POSITIONS VACANT

Get paid while you walk !

By ADEM SARICAOGLU

Letterbox delivery of community newspapers and advertising materials on a weekly basis.

WE DELIVER TO YOU AREAS AVAILABLE IN YOUR SUBURB REGULAR WORK WITH FLEXIBLE HOURS ALL AGES WELCOME (STUDENTS, ADULTS, RETIREES, FAMILIES, ETC)

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED VEHICLE AN ADVANTAGE

Please call us at

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Wheel&Deal AUTO SERVICES/REPAIR

CARAVANS & TRAILERS

New & Used Parts

MOTOR VEHICLES

COROMAL, Seka pop top, tandem axle, immaculate, one owner van, comes with roll out awning and annexe walls, 3 way fridge, microwave, stove and grill, 19"flat screen TV, DVD, new cushions, inner spring mattress.Top condition ready to tour. $20,000ono. 0418 315 182.

Cars, Vans, 4x4’s. Huge Range of Radiators (VN-VS-V6 radiators new $95). • Roadworthy, Smash & Mechanical Repairs • Affordable New, Used & Reco Spare Car Parts • Tyres Priced to go!!! • Cheap Cars to Suit Students Budget

HOLDEN, Commodore Berlina VE, 2007, Sandstorm 6 speed auto, fully loaded, 12 months reg, great family car with full leather seats, RWC, WRY-797. $11,000neg. 0402 884 774.

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TAYLORS Hill boxing sensation Jake Ellis has never had to work as hard as he has been over the past six weeks. Ellis has been keeping himself busy in preparation for ‘Once Upon a Time in Sunshine II’ - an event he’s not only organising as promoter, but also fighting in himself. Six days a week Ellis will get some training done in the morning before suiting up to run some errands for the promotion. After a long day of gym visits, poster runs, paying bills and ticket drop offs, Ellis then puts his gloves back on once more and resumes preparations for his third professional bout. “It’s just hard in the sense that if I was to promote, that’s all I’d do and if I was to only fight on the night then that’s all I’d do, and obviously I have my school and all that which is another added pressure,” Ellis explained. “But when you’re doing both it’s very hard. “You’re pretty much, from nine to five, dressed in nice attire going around doing promoting errands, and then once five o’clock hits you have to glove up and become a boxer. “It is very mentally draining and stressful, especially thinking that I’m trying to prepare for a fight when all this other stuff is coming through. But I’m sure it’ll all pay off.” So far undefeated in the ring, Ellis has developed a keen ambition to master the promoting game as well. Ellis’ previous event, his first ‘Once Upon a Time in Sunshine’ promotion, drew nearly 500 people back in August. While that night proved a raging success, Ellis hopes this time around it will be even bigger. “I was shy by about 30 or 40 people from the joint being full,” he said. “I pulled about 500 people, so there was a lot of real positive feedback from everyone. “It was by far my best promotion I’ve ever done, and that’s why I’ve actually felt confident enough to both promote and fight on the same night.”

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Crusaders dominate grid By ADEM SARICAOGLU THE Western Crusaders Gridiron Club has never quite had a day like it. Last weekend the Footscray-based club provided for a clean sweep of Vic Bowl titles - claiming both the Junior and Women’s Vic Bowl championships in dominant fashion. “It was a massive day for the club,” Crusaders president Scott Hayden said. “To win two grand finals in one day - it was an amazing day for the club, and both teams did their club proud.” First up the Western Foxes women’s team, coached by Hayden, cruised to a comfortable 32-8 win over the Northern Lady Raiders.

Then later in the day in front of a very healthy and vocal crowd at Croydon’s Ranger Field, the Crusaders’ junior team completed the club double with a comprehensive 38-0 shutout of the Monash Warriors. “The juniors have been dominant all year,” Hayden said. “They had one blip on their radar when they dropped their last game of the season. “But then they rebounded strongly in the semi-final and won 60-0 and then came back in the grand final and just killed it.” In one day of football the club almost doubled its trophy count - adding to the Crusaders’ three senior men’s titles. Hayden told Star these latest triumphs provided for one of

the most significant days in the club’s history. “It’s right up there,” he said. “When you talk the biggest days for the club, you’re talking like 1999, when we won our first senior men’s grand final, 2000 when we went back-toback and then in 2007 where we went undefeated. “But this day is right up there with those three, I reckon.” The Crusaders’ senior men’s team finished fifth earlier in the year with a 7-5 record under coach Kriss Guidotti, and will be looking to improve on that record when the 2014 season kicks off next year. Pre-season training will commence in late January at the club’s Henry Turner Reserve base.

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YARRAVILLE Club fell 57 runs short of victory against Beaumaris at Walker Oval in Turf Cricket’s Senior Division over the weekend. Needing a whopping 378 runs for victory when play resumed on Saturday, the Clubbers’ middle order failed to capitalise on the promising start made by the top order earlier in the day. Opening batsmen Andrew Cullen and Justin Baker got the ball rolling nicely, combining for 68 runs before Baker succumbed to Chris Salmon’s bowling for 44. Ben Pope then joined Cullen and added another 50 more by the time Cullen fell on his sword for 52. Alongside Aaron Mato, Pope managed to reach 47,

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SUNSHINE head coach Brett Jacobs has been appointed coach of the WRFL’s senior representative squad for the 2014 Victoria Metro Championships. Named as the 2013 WRFL Division One Team of the Year coach earlier this season, Jacobs will lead the WRFL in the first metropolitan senior interleague carnival since 1999. Ranked fifth in Melbourne’s six senior metropolitan leagues by AFL Victoria, the WRFL will take on the sixth seeded Southern Football League (SFL) in the carnival’s main event on Saturday 29 March at Visy Park. Jacobs is confident the league is well placed to move up the scales in years to come. “There’s not really a lot separating the top from the bottom, so I’m comfortable with us sitting in fifth place as it’s a great spring board for us to show the other league’s what we have to offer and hopefully we can move up the rankings in the next few years,” he said. POINT Cook remains on top of the ladder in the Victorian Turf Cricket Association’s West B1 competition despite suffering an outright loss to Deer Park Ardeer at John McLeod Reserve on Saturday. In a game that severely lacked any form of decent batting, Point Cook failed to capitalise on its first innings win, making just 28 runs in 16 overs for the final innings, needing just 46 for victory. After restricting Deer Park Ardeer to a measly second innings total of 51, all of Point Cook’s 11 batsmen failed to reach double figures. Meanwhile Footscray ANA remains winless and is still perched on the bottom of the table after falling to a first innings loss to Wyndham Vale at Angliss Reserve. Footscray ANA could only muster 70 runs in less than 50 overs before Wyndham Vale replied with a declared 7/134 in 43 overs. Wyndham Vale is fourth on the West B1 table. Dean Russ led his side to two victories on the weekend. 93349 Picture: DAMIAN VISENTINI

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By LIAM TWOMEY FOOTSCRAY walked away from the Premier Cricket Bush Bash round with two important victories to maintain its place at the top end of the ladder. The Bush Bash sees teams travel to a country location throughout the state and play in two Twenty20 fixtures on the day. Footscray’s first match came against Essendon in Port Fairy with the Bulldogs being sent in to bat by the Bombers and it didn’t take the batsmen long to find their feet at the crease. Despite the early loss of Dylan Kight, the combination of Dean Russ (21), Travis Dean (32) and Michael Hill (33) helped lift the score to 8/124 after 20 overs. In reply, Brent McMinn almost dragged his side to victory with a powerful 37 from 26 balls. The knock included three fours and two sixes. However, McMinn couldn’t get enough help from his fellow batsmen and the Footscray bowlers took charge with Essendon finishing at 7/116. There wasn’t much time to celebrate the win, with the Bulldogs’ next clash starting almost immediately against Prahran. Again batting first, the combination of Russ (32) and Dean (35) showed their talents to get the innings off to a fast start. After missing out in the first match, Kight also had a point to prove and was the pick of the batsmen on his way to 50 runs off 49 balls as Footscray posted 3/138. In reply, Prahran looked in trouble throughout its innings as wickets continued to tumble before an impressive lower order fight back kept the match alive. Sam Coates made 20 off 18 balls while James Miller blasted 39 from 36. Despite the late charge, the Footscray bowlers were able to maintain their nerve as Prahran fell five runs short. The two wins see the Bulldogs sit in outright second on the Premier Cricket ladder with an 8-2 win/loss record for the season. In another double-header round of matches this week, Footscray will take on Melbourne and Geelong.

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while Mato almost lasted the entire innings, making 98 before getting bowled. But despite those handy contributions from the top order, Yarraville Club’s middle order crumbled to lose 5/41 in a meagre spell of batting after tea. Captain-coach Emmett Bronca told Star his side simply lost too many wickets at crucial moments during the day. “As soon as we’d get on top we’d lose a wicket and then it’d take us another five to eight overs to really get back to an even par,” Bronca explained. “We were creeping up towards (needing) eight or nine (runs) an over in the middle section, which really hurt us. “But then from six down we didn’t really have the depth to stick with Aaron to be chasing that eight or nine an over.”

The loss keeps Yarraville Club, a perennial Senior Division contender, well outside the top four with just one win on the board from five starts. Despite currently sitting 10th on the table and just two spots from the bottom, Bronca remains hopeful his side will be able to turn the tide in the second half of the season, beginning with this weekend’s two-day away clash against Brighton District. “We aren’t used to being that far down the ladder at this stage of the year but look, we have not really done much wrong in regards to why we are in that position,” he said. “But we’ll come out and hopefully have a good win against Brighton District and that’ll put us right back in the pack again to then pounce after Christmas.”

Justin Baker made a handy 44 runs on Saturday, but it wasn’t good enough to help get his Yarraville Club over the line against Beaumaris. 111624 Picture: DAMIAN VISENTINI

POINT Cook’s 135 was not good enough to get past the Williams Landing Marshalls in the Williamstown and District Cricket Association’s A Grade Matting competition on Saturday. The Marshalls chose to send Point Cook in to bat - which in 50.4 overs was bowled out for that 135-run first innings total. In a close affair Williams Landing bravely chased down the runs, getting to 9/146 by the end of the 60th over. The Marshalls remain third on the table while Point Cook sits in sixth position. In other A Grade Matting results over the weekend, Caroline Springs got the better of Seabrook at Comben Reserve, completing an outright win by restricting Seabrook to 90 in the second innings. In 14 overs Caroline Springs got the job done, reaching 3/68 to claim the points. Other winners on the weekend included Williamstown Imperials and Melton Centrals, which beat Melton South Primary School and Wyndham Vale respectively. SPRINTERS dominated the Footscray Cycling Club’s Legends criteriums, held out at the VUT circuit in Hoppers Crossing. The annual event, held in honour of the late Harry Jones and Hugh Cram, as well as the club’s latest induction, Frank Zanatta The A Grade’s race was dominated by Footscray’s most consistent and talented rider of late, Dominik Dudkiewicz. The Target Trek rider has won five out of five races he has contested this season, as well as taking home the second club legends race in a row. “It is such an honour to win this race, because Frank (The FCC’s only living club legend Frank Zanatta) means so much to the club - he is a link to the club’s great past and it’s always good to see him and he is always cheering us on and be there to give young riders advice and a smile.” Following Dudkiewicz, Simon Hurn crossed the line second while Darren Martin was third.

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Exum courted by the world Sunshine & Western Region Sports Club Inc.

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star By LIAM TWOMEY SPORTING fans around the world are starting to catch on to the talents of Western Suburbs’ local Dante Exum. The Seabrook resident and Keilor Basketball Association junior is touted as a top five draft pick if he decides to nominate for next year’s NBA draft. If not, he will have a host of college recruiters desperate to secure his services. However, Exum’s astonishing exploits on the court are coming as no surprise to members of the Sunshine Western Region Sports Club. The 18-year-old is one of hundreds of young athletes from the Western Suburbs who have been nominated for the club’s prestigious Don Deeble Rising Star Award which is sponsored by the Yarraville Club Cricket Club. Each month, one nominee receives

$1000 towards achieving their sporting goals while at the award’s grand final, the overall winner is given $5000. On top of that, two runners-up also receive $2500. Sixteen athletes were nominated from June 2012 to November 2013 and are all in contention for the upcoming grand final which will be held in January. Sunshine Western Region Sports Club vice-president Barry Watson is rapt with the standard of nominees the award attracts. “We all are thrilled that he (Exum) is continuing to climb the ladder in basketball,” Watson said. “What an extraordinary effort if he gets into the top five draft picks. Cecil (Dante’s father) and the family will be so thrilled.” Exum isn’t the only former Don Deeble Rising Star Award winner to be turning heads around the world. Point Cook’s Rachel Jarry secured a WNBA Title with the Minnesota Lynx this year while Werribee’s Jess Cameron is one of Australia’s leading female cricketers. “Rachel and Jess have been outstanding and have great careers ahead,” Watson said. “We all hope and wish them well. The Western Suburbs are producing

some outstanding talent and with programs like what’s happening at Maribyrnong (College), let’s hope we keep seeing these youngsters with these talents continue to come through.” Watson also highlighted the amazing contribution of Yarraville Club Cricket Club in providing sponsorship for the award. “Yarraville Club Cricket Club is unique,” he said. “What other club do we know of that would support such a great cause? “We know the parents are so appreciative of this support and with many athletes travelling the globe, the Yarraville Club Cricket Club contribution cannot be underestimated.” To nominate a junior athlete for the Don Deeble Rising Star Award, contact starsport@starnewsgroup.com.au or call 9933 4800. “We certainly encourage all athletes, coaches and parents to email their respective sons’, daughters’, friends’ or kids’ achievements (age bracket 13-20),” Watson said. “There are a number of ways, even if not nominated for a monthly award, that they can be helped. “Any athlete travelling and having to pay costs can be supported by our club.”

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Don Deeble Rising Star Nominees January 2013 - May 2013 Nomination Details The Don Deeble Rising Star Award recognises young athletes in the Western Suburbs who have achieved outstanding results at a state and national level. The monthly winner of the Don Deeble award receives $1000, a trophy donated by Ascot Vale Sports and a pair of New Balance runners. The overall winner of the award receives $5000 while the two runners up each receive $2500. Each year the Yarraville Club Cricket Club donates $20,000 to the award. To nominate someone for the Don Deeble Rising Star award, please contact starsport@starnewsgroup.com.au, liam.twomey@starnewsgroup.com. au or call 9933 4800. MARCH

Hannah Walker

Age: 15 Suburb: Williamstown Sport: Triathlon/Lacrosse

Achievements: • Selected in the Victorian Under 18 Women’s Lacrosse Team • Selected in the Victorian Triathlon Team • 2013 Victorian Triathlon Sprint Distance Champion • Identified by Triathlon Victoria for its elite junior development program

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Aaron Wain

Age: 16 Suburb: Sydenham Sport: Taekwondo

Achievements: • Claimed gold at the Junior World Championships • Ranked 17 in the World in the 68kg event category • Australian Junior black belt National Champion • Australian Senior black belt National Champion APRIL

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Amy Cashin

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Dejan Vasiljevic

Age: 15 Suburb: Werribee Sport: Cricket

Age: 16 Suburb: Tarneit Sport: Basketball

Achievements: • Represented Victoria at the Under 14 State Championships • Selected in the Victorian Under 15 side for the National Championships • Represented Victoria at the National Junior Indoor Cricket Championships in Queensland • Selected in the Australian Junior Indoor Cricket Squad

Achievements: • Captained the Australian U17 Men’s Basketball team to victory in the FIBA Oceania Championship • Selected to attend the Adidas Next Generation Euro Camp in Italy • Vice-captain of the Under 18 Victoria Metropolitan Men’s basketball team • Won a National Championship with Under 16 Victoria Metro men’s team

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By ADEM SARICAOGLU KEVIN HILLIER

For the love of the game IS loyalty dying at local football level? I ask this because of a few events I have heard about in recent weeks. One involves a playing group getting the coach the sack because they did not like his style. Another involves a player who agreed to play for one club, who got him employment, then reneged when offered more money by a rival club. I believe he kept the job. Player power to this degree is not healthy for the game, when they can dictate terms, walk out on contracts and control the big picture at a club, it is akin to the lunatics running the asylum. Clubs that allow this to happen are going to pay the price in the future. Green Gully celebrates its 2011 grand final win over Oakleigh in the now defunct Victorian Premier Picture: EMILY LANE League. 69919 “The clubs are looking forward to being part of the NPL which promises to deliver outcomes that are in the best interests of football in Victoria.” Established clubs who snubbed the original FFV model for the NPL, including Melbourne Knights, Green Gully and Altona Magic, can now re-apply for the new league. Under the newly-revised model, the implementation of a potential

two-division structure will depend on the number of successful applicants. As proposed by the clubs at the November meeting, allocation of the successful applicants will be subject to their placing at the end of the 2013 Victorian Premier League and State League competitions. There will also be no promotion or relegation between the NPL and State League clubs for three sea-

sons. However, NPL clubs will be subject to promotion and relegation within a two-tier structure - if implemented. Other NPL requirements include the appointment of a technical director for each club and the implementation of seven under-age teams from under-12s through to under20s. By 2015, all NPL clubs must also field an under-17s boy’s team.

Results CRICKET VSDCA RND 6: EAST WEST 1ST XI: Box Hill 9/178 d Williamstown 160 (Sheedy 57). Altona 9/201 (Duff 63) d Melton 6/200. Croydon 8/189 (Matautaava 6/58) d Roxburgh Park/Broadmeadows 105 & 4/62. Sunshine 9/162 (Deuchar 7/38) d Mt Waverley 159. Werribee 7/255 d Yarraville 99. EAST WEST 2ND XI: Yarraville 8/205 & 4/49 d Werribee 109 (Prestidge 7/24). Williamstown 8/303 d Box Hill 8/206. Melton 193 d Altona 162. Roxburgh Park/Broadmeadows 4/191 (Manefield 62, Wood 52) d Croydon 9/182. Mt Waverley 8/190 (Singleton 53) d Sunshine 187. NORTH WEST 3RD XI: Williamstown 253 (Bryant 61, Slee 61) d Ivanhoe 8/209. Werribee 4/324 (Taylor 125, Brown 116) d Yarraville 209. Sunshine 9/223 d Kew 130. Preston 9/175 d Roxburgh Park/Broadmeadows 91 & 69. Melton 6/272 (Jones 80, Kennedy 62, Pinder 50) d Altona 135. NORTH WEST 4TH XI: Werribee 242 d Yarraville 156. Williamstown 6/156 (Lauder 53*) d Ivanhoe 86 & 2/47. Altona 206 (McConville 54) d Melton 149. Kew 6/341 & 5/48 d Sunshine 51 & 94. WDCA RND 7: Williamstown Imperials 219 (J. Dart 88, B. Slattery 33, T. Francis 4/40, D. Jackson 3/44, K. Teeken 2/34) d Melton Sth PS 162 (M. Pisani 78, B. Fletcher 4/20, L. Fossett 2/22, G. Robson 2/26). Williamstown Colts 5/243 (W. Phillips 177, T. Sangha 26*, C.J. Irving 2/42) d West Newport 238 (T. Jones 93*, C.J. Irving 38, A. Floyd 26, N. Ward 3/35, A. Shauma 3/39). Grand United 204 (J. Preston 67, M. Frew 45, N. Keating 3/26, A. Fine 2/26) d Gellibrand 88 (S. Buttigieg-Clarke 36, L. Johnson 4/16, L, Fox 4/19 & 8/123, D. Croft 28, C. Kennedy 27, G. Sullivan 3/19, J. MacDonald 2/22, L. Johnson 2/22). Bellbridge 190 (B. Powell 56, M. Croswell 39, S. Walker 38, D. Murcott 3/26, M. Child 3/47) d Williamstown Congs 100 (N. Callas 32 & 3/171, T. Griffin 73, M. Leach 53*). St Johns 5/136 (M. Murphy 2/16, A. Zenonos 2/41) d Melton Centrals 134 (M. Murphy 25). VTCA RND 5: Sth Caulfield 258 (J. Clarke 104, B. Howell 61, L. Russell 51, T. Kassis 4/45, D. Eaton 3/60) d St Bernard’s 177 (B.J. Ackland 48, T. Kassis 39, J. Clarke 3/70, J.K. New 2/22, B. Howell 2/24, S. McCooke 2/39 & 3/54). Beaumaris 8/377cc (I.A. Cockbain 148, H. Riazuddin 95, I.S. Hewett 71, A. Contessa 3/51, E.S. Bronca 3/103) d Yarraville Club 9/321cc (A. Mato 98, A. Cullen 52, B. Pope 47, J. Baker 44, K. Meehan 29*, H. Riazuddin 3/56, I.S. Hewett 2/31).

Brighton Dist 9/133dec (R. Stewart 50 & 8/93, R. Stewart 42) d Hoppers Crossing 118 (G. Bacon 7/51 & 6/135dec, C. Purchase 4/35). Airport West St Christophers 166 (I. Blanchett 42, N.E. Abley 39, A. Penaluna 30, D.R. Brown 3/34, J. Seeary 2/18, D. Stevens 2/30 & 7/176dec, D.R. Cooray 77, K. Talwar 44, T. Speers 3/11, D. Mills 2/37) d Old Mentonians 81 (R. Zelem 36, D. Sinnott 8/27 & 2/16). Bentleigh 9/133dec (B. Griggs 32, G.R. Todd 30, R. Ciccarella 25, L. Bassi 2/8, S.A. Sanders 2/27, J. Bassi 2/30, L. Kennedy 2/39 & 1/108, R. Ciccarella 58*, B, Griggs 39) d Strathmore 88 (C. Williams 5/24, T. Mudiyansela 3/22 & 152, N. Sabatino 82, T. Mudiyansela 4/37, G.R. Todd 2/13, C. Williams 2/23). Greenvale 146 (J. Brown 57, E. Wilson 27, G. Courts 25, J. Clements 4/26, M. Hassan 3/34) d Keilor 137 (M. Hassan 33, C. Darshana 3/9, J. Brown 3/23, L. Rosbrook 2/24). WSUCCA RND 6: A GRADE: Eynesbury Eagles 240 d Hoppers Crossing 97 (M. Pino 4/23, C. Lunn 4/34). Altona Sports 7/334 (C. Kilpatrick 168, P. Attard 44, V. Attan 37, S. Stirling 4/75) d St Johns 100 (P. Krishna 4/33 & 5/82). Avyukt Aryahi Maidstone 241 (B. Singh 67, P. Chintala 58, S. Mohammed 58, H. Silva 3/26) d Charles Sturt Uni 201 (N.D. Angunna Gamage 54). United Tarneit 115 (T. Thameera 36) v Rockbank 9/69 (S. Senadheera 6/48, A. Sampath 3/17). B GRADE: Altona Sports 9/214 (D. Lyall 63, S. McMenemy 51, V. Kochhar 35, H. Johnson 4/47) d St Johns 198 (D. Lyall 4/29, M.A. Sayers 3/41). Footscray ANA 112 (J. Lishman 42) d United Tarneit 7/289. Altona Roosters 282 (J. Sideris 73, C. Alexopoulos 55, R. Wickson 3/59, F. Hyssoli 3/73, S. Arafath 3/77) d Kingsville Baptists 231 (G. Wainwright 4/68, M. Lundberg 3/48). RND 8: C GRADE: St Andrews 7/165 (A. Leggett 37, M. Russell 35) d Rockbank 26 (M. Dorricott 5/10, B. Keeping 4/9). Manor Lakes 5/222 d United Tarneit Sports Club 191. Western All Stars 9/191 (G. Shanks 87) d Melton Sth PS 9/178 (J. Henderson 6/70). D GRADE: Charles Sturt Uni 4/118 (A.H. Sinha 36) d Wyndham Jags 112 (R.R. Gurijala 4/20). Western All Stars 3/126 d St Andrews 123 (M. Gordon 42). E GRADE (ONE DAY): Footscray United 7/169 (W. Abdou 3/31) d Altona Roosters 123 (A. Elhouli 48). Altona Sports 8/148 d Manor Lakes 140 (J. Vassallo 3/20). NOTE: *-not out. BADMINTON SPRING PENNANT A SINGLES: GRAND FINAL: Keilor East rebels 14 d Laverton Gold 6.

A DOUBLES: SEMI-FINALS: PBC LOL 13 d Keilor East Killer Bees 8. PBC Radical 10 d Keilor East Titans 10 (on pts). B SINGLES: SEMI FINALS: PBC The Polar Bears 14 d Keilor East Killer Booze 4. Laverton Storm Raiders 10 d Mason St We Drop Shots 8. B DOUBLES: SEMI FINALS: PBC WMD 17 d Westminton Mighty Turtles 6. PBC Smash 13 d Mason St Da Same 6. C SINGLES: GRAND FINAL: Keilor East Infinities12 d Mason St So So 9. C2 DOUBLES: SEMI FINALS: Laverton Scared Hitless 15 d Westminton Fighting Unicorns 5. Westminton Crickets 17 d Keilor East Unbalanced 6. C3 DOUBLES: SEMI FINALS: Westminton Phoenix 12 d Mason St Turtles 9. Keilor East Fried Wontons 13 d Keilor East Sparkx 6. RND 16: JUNIOR PENNANT: A GRADE: Squirtle 8 d Vulpix 2. Wingull 5 d Magikarp 0. Charizard 6 d Snorlax 0. B GRADE: Mudkip 3 drew with Bellsprout 3. Bulbasaur 6 d Diglett 3. Psyduck 3 drew with Jigglypuff 3. BASEBALL SUMMER LGE RND 10: DIV 1: Newport 21 d Upwey FTG 5. Essendon 1 d Melbourne 0. Cheltenham 10 d Sunshine 6. RESERVES: Upwey FTG 17 d Newport 0. Essendon 3 d Melbourne 0. THIRDS: Newport 14 drew Upwey FTG 14. Melbourne 8 d Essendon 3. Sunshine 8 d Cheltenham 6. FOURTHS: Newport 9 d Upwey FTG 5. Melbourne 18 d Essendon 16. Cheltenham 35 d Sunshine 1. DIV 2: Werribee 4 d Fitzroy 3. Williamstown 3 d Malvern 0. RESERVES: Fitzroy 11 d Werribee 3. Williamston 8 d Malvern 5. THIRDS: Williamstown 17 d Malvern 8. FOURTHS: Williamstown 16 d Malvern 1. DIV 3: North West 17 d Monash Uni 7. Footscray 5 d Chelsea 4. RESERVES: North West 9 d Monash Uni 1. Chelsea 9 d Footscray 7. DIV 4: NW: Essendon 9 d Fitzroy B 8. LADIES: DIV 1: Footscray 10 d Essendon 6. DIV 2: Melbourne 12 d Footscray 11. DIV 3: Malvern 18 d Newport/Essendon 8. U 18: STATE: Essendon 12 d Berwick City 3. METRO: Fitzroy 26 d Sunshine 2. Upwey FTG 11 d Werribee 4. U 16: STATE: Essendon Red 10 d Fitzroy 9. AAA: Essendon Black 7 d Malvern 5. AA: Upwey FTG Y 14 d Williamstown 6. Upwey FTG H 12 d Sunshine 10. U 14: STATE: Berwick 6 d Essendon 2. Newport 16 d Sandringham 13. METRO WEST: Werribee/Sunshine 21 d Fitzroy 4. Geelong 18 d Essendon Black 17. U 12 STATE: Sunshine 12 d Essendon 1. Newport 13 d Sandringham 1. METRO WEST: Werribee 19 d Fitzroy Cubs 11.

BOWLS ALTONA DIV 1: LADIES: Altona 61 d Keilor 60. Best Rink C. Maxwell, I. Summerhill, C. Dillon, E. Smith 26-19. DIV 2: OPEN: Altona 67 d Hoppers 42. Best Rink P. Cook, P. Bennington, K. Robertson, A. Chandler 27-10. DIV 4: OPEN: Altona 63 d Williamstown 53. Best Rink D. Rosenboom, T. Morovan, K. Lawson, M. Warden 25-18. NEWPORT RND 11: TUES: PENNANT: DIV 1: Hoppers 16/64 d Newport 0/43. Best Rink R. Crawford, M. Cutajar, K. Sherlock, C. Harrap (-2). DIV 4: Newport 12/64 d Deer Park (2) 4/60. Best Rink L. Morgan, J. Cashill, B. Pearce, M. Diele (+10). RND 10: SAT: PENNANT: DIV 2: Altona (2) 16/101 d Newport 2/64. Best Rink T. Bradley, B. Prismall, G. O’Connell, J. Cutajar (+3). DIV 6: Altona (5) 18/87 d Newport 0/49. Best Rink D. McLaren, K. Shorland, J. Antcliff, J. Deguara (-2). DIV 7: Yarra/Footscray (6) 14/77 d Newport 4/73. 5. Best Rink E. Long, G. Voges, L. Murphy, A. Sivies (+7). FRI: SOCIAL: CARPET: Winners R. Robertson, L. Bennington, V. Lewis (+8). TENPIN WESTERN SUBURBS LEAGUE Rack ‘Em Up (R. Harford 267, 247, 241, 755; T. Fielder 278, 646; A. Testaz 211, 201, 588) 19 d Frozen Eggs (D. Browne 242, 236, 648; R. Robinson 230, 200, 603; B. Ayres 235, 603) 10. Power Hull (D. Nguyen 223, 221, 638; P. Vo 257, 629) 21 d It Doesn’t Matter (Best K. Janusko) 8. Vacant (C. Giordmania 233, 214, 620; D. Roether 233, 583) 23 d Sandmar Transport (J. Finch 566) 6. O’Neill’s Couriers (O. Hedi 226, 214, 204, 644; J. Kovacs 220, 218, 589; P. Williams 575) 21 d O’Halloran’s (T. Mann) 8. WNGTI (S. Prokopec 247, 210, 206, 663) 25 d Strike Hunters (P. Karas 214, 564) 4. What A Joke (M. Elkhoury) 19½ d Ownage (K. Le) 9½. Bankai (D. Thai 275, 253, 243, 771; A. Le 234, 205, 608) 26 d Mega Auto Parts (C. Benson 264, 239, 689; J. May 245, 200, 608; S. Benson 215, 564) 3. Bowled Ones (A. Gaitanis 245, 203, 624; J. Provic 233, 204, 598) 18 d Wreck ‘n’ Balls (C. Allen 243, 202, 625) 11. CYCLING FOOTSCRAY LEGENDS: A GRADE: 1st D. Dudkiewicz, 2nd S. Hurn, 3rd D. Martin. B GRADE: 1st D. Payne, 2nd A. Bonello, 3rd M. Micallef. C GRADE: 1st D. Malady, 2nd E. Armstrong, 3rd R. Giovanniello. D GRADE: 1st J. Birk, 2nd B. Cram, 3rd G. Wilson.

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THE Bulldogs made the news last week after making a few changes to the structure of its cheer squad. While I understand the emotive reaction from the long-standing members of the cheer squad the club has every right to take control of how the cheer squad is run. The cheer squad belongs to the club not any individuals. Gary, Lorraine and David have done a great job over a long period of time but it is not their cheer squad. They have not been sacked from the club. I no longer host the president’s lunch nor the best-and-fairest, which I did for over a decade. Look at the history of current president of the club Peter Gordon, he is a great example of putting his love for the club above anything else. It might be a cliche, but the club is bigger than any individual. I HAVE to say I was surprised to hear Ryan Griffen named as Bulldogs captain last week. I did a function with him on Monday night and he gave no indication what was about to be announced the next day. ‘Griffo’ is an interesting choice because to be honest, I don’t see him as a natural leader, but obviously Brendan McCartney sees something else. There is no doubt he leads by example on the field as he is one of the elite players of the game. In retrospect I didn’t think Matty Boyd was a natural leader either and I was wrong there, hope I am again. One thing Ryan does have is a very balanced outlook on life and a realistic view where football sits in the order of importance. He loves nothing more than getting away from the city and going fishing. GREAT to see two terrific football people appointed to representative coaching roles last week. Former Bulldogs champion Brian Royal will coach the AFL Vic Metro team to play the Peter Knights-coached Vic Country next year. The Metro side will be chosen after the Vic Metro league play off at Visy Park on 29 March. The WRFL team in that series will be coached by Brett Jacobs from the Sunshine Kangaroos who was named WRFL Coach of the Year. THE Rotary Club of Altona City has their 12th annual golf day coming up on Friday 28 February, at Kooringal Golf Club. The day is very popular so it is advisable to get in early if you want to play or sponsor the day which raises funds for Very Special Kids and other Rotary projects. For more details contact Charlie Montebello on 0412 257 723 or email charles.montebello@bigpond. com. The Rotary Clob of Werribee is also holding a charity golf day on the same date at Werribee Park and you can get all the information from Graham Roper ropergh@optusnet.com.au or 0403 437 349.

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THE long and bitter National Premier League saga that has plagued Victorian football has finally been resolved, with Football Federation Australia confirming it will go ahead next season. The FFA stepped in to resolve the long-running dispute between Football Federation Victoria and a group of co-signatory clubs - confirming on Friday the go-ahead for the NPL nearly four weeks after clubs were told to prepare for the Victorian rollout at a meeting in mid-November. The agreement has also put an end to Supreme Court proceedings between the FFV and the co-signatory clubs. “The NPL is an integral part of our national elite player pathway and a hugely important reform of the semi-professional tier of Australian football,” FFA CEO David Gallop said in Friday’s statement. “FFV and its clubs have worked through many issues and agreed on an NPL model that’s now a benchmark nationally in many areas.” South Melbourne’s Nick Galatas welcomed the news on behalf of the clubs. “The clubs have always wanted Victoria to be part of the NPL in 2014 and now we’ll apply for licences, work as quickly as we can to meet the criteria and get on with implementation,” Galatas said.

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