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Mission accomplished: Aziz BY CATHERINE WATSON RIGHT this minute, Chinese entrepreneurs could be googling Cranbourne and Berwick, zooming in on Clyde’s fertile acres via Google Earth and poring over Casey Council’s website. That’s if the optimistic reports of Casey’s first investment mission to China are anything to go by. Deputy mayor Sam Aziz returned from the mission satisfied that good fortune would soon be winging Casey’s way. While there have been plenty of jibes about his undertaking a trip at ratepayers’ expense — after previously criticising councillors’ overseas junkets — it was far from a holiday, taking in five cities in eight days. Cr Aziz tacked onto a private trade mission organised by a Melbourne legal firm, Sabelberg Morcos Lawyers, which recently opened an office in Nanjing, a city of about 8 million people. He was the sole council representative, after mayor Amanda Stapledon and CEO Mike Tyler pulled out of the trip, but he had moral support from Chinese-Australian opera singer and Berwick resident Shu-Cheen Yu. Ms Yu, a friend and neighbour of Cr Aziz, went along at her own expense to help translate and to “open doors” for Cr Aziz. At a council function last week to thank those who helped with the mission, Cr Aziz said overseas investment was the key to meeting the needs of Casey’s residents. “We’re a fast-growing city with an ambitious program of supplying good-quality infrastructure but the demands for infrastructure are outstripping our ability to provide it. “The key to the future is partnering and looking at public-private partnerships where governments partner with the private sector. “Governments get the infrastructure and the private sector gets the investment opportunity.” In China, Cr Aziz was spruiking four main proposals: a major airport to serve the southeastern suburbs; Casey Main Street, a complex

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Singing Casey’s praises AT last week’s council reception for those involved in ‘the China project’, the talk was all about business opportunities, investments, partnering and venture capital. That was until Casey’s unofficial ambassador Shu-Cheen Yu took the podium. She raised the tone with a charming address about the duty of citizens, her delight in being able to repay the country she has called home for 26 years, her love of Casey, and building bridges between nations. No one has been more influential in the project than Ms Yu, the Chinese-Australian opera singer and Berwick resident who accompanied Casey deputy mayor Sam Aziz to China as translator — linguistic and cultural — and chaperone. “One minute I’m tour manager” Ms Yu said. “One minute I’m making sure the tickets are OK; the next I’m translating. I enjoy every part of it. “Living in the beautiful City of Casey I do have a responsibility for its future. It’s a great pleasure to know I am needed. I’m honourable to be useful. I’ll do it again.” Ms Yu said it was her husband who first suggested she should help their neighbour and friend, Cr Aziz, on his trip to her home country. “You really need personal connections in China. That’s where I thought I could help. I know a lot of people. I could work behind the scenes and open some doors.’’

incorporating council offices, shops and a performing arts centre in Narre Warren; the Bunyip food belt; and an internationalstandard ice rink. Sabelberg Morcos Lawyers partner Jimmy Morcos, who headed the mission, said the proposed airport and the Bunyip food belt attracted a great deal of interest. He said companies

Raising the tone: Shu-Cheen Yu spoke of her love of Casey.

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Cr Aziz said he quickly discovered Ms Yu was a revered figure in China and she opened many doors that would not otherwise have been open to them. Ms Yu said Chinese investors regarded Australia as a very good place to do business because of its political and economic stability. “It might take a while for them to deal with us but once they trust us we will have their business for a long time.” Fittingly, Ms Yu finished with a song: as the sweet strains of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot — solo and unaccompanied — filled the chambers, a kind of mellowness descended on the businessmen assembled there.

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What the article failed to mention is that Rocket was out of his fence because a storm knocked the fence down. Rocket was waiting on his front porch for his family when he was wrongfully seized by authorities. Release Rocket back to his family. Stop this insane bigotry. Cardinia Council should pay the entire legal expense for this unnecessary trial and hardship on Rocket and is family. Naomi Rey

Re: VCAT: Shire, dog owner make another pitstop How ridiculous. How can council officers, or anyone for that matter, believe they can determine the breed of an animal more accurately by looking at it, than through scientific testing? Even more ridiculous is the applying the outdated concept that breed somehow determines behaviour. When applied to humans this is called racism. This unfair and ill-considered legislation should be abolished. Best of luck getting your best mate back, Arthur.

I agree with the letter: Paying for a foolish move. Maurice Quinn does bring out the facts of the stupid move by the Liberal government of Jeff Kennett to privatise all essential services — water, gas and electricity. Now we Victorians, particularly elderly pensioners, low-income earners and large families, are paying through our noses for the high rates imposed on us by these big corporations. It is sad to note that the Australian Energy Regulator has no control over these corporations to curb the rising prices of these essential commodities, and in time to come everything will be owned by a foreign company and nothing will be owned by our governments. Residents should check their council rates for the past 10 years and they will be surprised to note that their rates have gone up by almost 300 per cent. Pensions and salaries have hardly gone up even 10 per cent. How are we to keep on paying for council rates that increase every year especially when nothing is done to established areas? Please raise this issue with the City of Casey.

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CORRECTION Re: Volunteer therapy IN last week’s story ‘Volunteer therapy a big help’ it was stated that Dani Rothwell used volunteering as an antidote for the depression she once suffered. Ms Rothwell would like it known that she did not volunteer during her battle with depression and the two areas of her life are not linked. The Weekly would also like to clarify that Ms Rothwell is the City of Casey representative on headspace’s youth advisory committee and that she helps a team organising social events at Monash University, Berwick. The Weekly apologises for the errors.

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THE axing of the Local Government Inspectorate will not affect court cases being prosecuted by the inspectorate, including the prosecution of Casey Council’s chief executive Mike Tyler. The inspectorate’s role is expected to be taken over by the new Independent BroadBased Anti-Corruption Commission. Local Government Minister Jeanette Powell told the Weekly the inspectorate’s prosecutions would continue through the court system. ‘‘The local government inspectorate and compliance functions will continue to be delivered in 2013-14 and no legal action will be compromised by the new arrangements.’’ The inspectorate is responsible for upholding conflict of interest regulations under the Local Government Act. Mr Tyler appeared in the Dandenong Magistrates Court on Thursday charged with failing to disclose an interest. He was not required to plead.

At the request of prosecutor Daniel McCredden, of the Local Government Inspectorate, the matter was adjourned for a case conference at the court on June 5. The inspectorate alleges that between July 16 and August 17, 2010, Mr Tyler failed to disclose a former council employee’s claim against him and the council alleging sexual harassment. It also alleges that between February 8 and May 3, 2011, Mr Tyler failed to disclose that the claim had been referred to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, where it was settled in a mediated hearing. The maximum penalty for each offence is about $16,900. Mr Tyler continues as Casey CEO. Labor’s local government spokesman Richard Wynne said the former Labor government established the inspectorate as a robust independent investigation body that didn’t report to politicians. ‘‘It goes to the very heart of the community’s confidence that there is strong and independent oversight of the local government sector.’’


CEO charges not affected by change BY CATHERINE WATSON

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Drug abuse linked to mortgage stress BY CHAD VAN ESTROP PRESSURES associated with living on Melbourne’s fringe are causing some Casey residents to abuse anti-depressant and anti-anxiety drugs, the chairman of the south-eastern Medicare Local says. Nicholas Demediuk said increasing pressure to meet skyrocketing mortgages and bills could be the reason behind the trend. ‘‘To make mortgage payments is a pretty big ask and accessing work can often be difficult. [The numbers] are a reflection on the society we’ve got,’’ he said. Ambulance Victoria data released last week shows 78 patients affected by anti-depressants were treated in Casey in 2011-12, the highest in metropolitan Melbourne. Casey was also top of the list for painkillerrelated call-outs, with 80 in 2011-12. Dr Demediuk said painkillers, like paracetamol, were the most common cause of overdoses, with three grams enough to be lethal. The number of call-outs related to opioid

analgesics — a variant of morphine — was at a state high in Casey for the same period, with 40 recorded. Data released by Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre showed paramedics treated 126 Casey patients affected by anti-anxiety drugs in 2011-12. The number of anti-anxiety-related call-outs in Casey dropped slightly in 2011-12 but still ranked fourth in the municipality compared to other local government areas. Dr Demediuk said anti-anxiety medication was often poorly prescribed and could become addictive. ‘‘Using these drugs can be equivalent to drinking alcohol or smoking cigarettes.” In Casey ice-related call-outs rose from 11 in 2010-11 to 25 in 2011-12 , accounting for 4 per cent of call outs . Dr Demediuk said the dangers of ice were not taken seriously in some sections of the community. ‘‘People think it is a recreational drug and it’s quite safe but people can become psychotic and it is associated with high levels of violence.’’

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BY CHAD VAN ESTROP SONYTA Trahar’s love affair with country music began after she sang a song by the Dixie Chicks with her school choir. Now Tamworth Country Music Festival is beckoning the 18 year old and other talented youngsters from Casey. Casey councillor Wayne Smith has proposed a Casey Rocks Tamworth concert at next year’s festival. He hopes the concert will unearth some hidden country music talent. ‘‘The concert would help performers come out of hiding and give them public exposure. There is really no place like Tamworth,’’ he said. Ms Trahar, who lives in Hampton Park, said it was difficult to be recognised as a country music artist in Casey due to the overwhelming popularity of pop music. ‘‘It doesn’t get much bigger than Tamworth in terms of country music in Australia. The experience would be so helpful.’’ Ms Trahar, who has attended the Tamworth festival for the past three years, says the opportunity could be the launching pad she needs to kickstart her career.

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FEATURESTORY In turbulent economic times many Australians will change jobs, sometimes several times, before they retire. KAREN COOMBS talks to three people who have turned their backs on successful careers, determined to walk a different professional path.

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erry Georgiou was at the top of her game. Her catering business was capable of handling 10,000 meals a week, she was comfortable in the family business and enjoyed a lifestyle that comes with a good income. But Georgiou was bothered by a persistent ‘‘call’’ that wouldn’t go away. After 20 years of running a successful hospitality business, she made a decision that meant a massive drop in income, and enrolled at university, fulfilling a lifelong dream of becoming a nurse. Georgiou, 38, reflects the growing number of people trooping back to class in search of career fulfilment. In 2011, there were 444,087 mature-age students (aged 25 or more) at Australian universities. They accounted for 36.4 per cent of all university students — well up on the 2001 tally of 255,757. Whether it is the attraction of better pay, more flexible hours or job satisfaction, the concept of career change is something many people consider but few actually follow through with, says Inspirational Workplaces director Iain Crossing. Georgiou, who lives in Pakenham, says it was an exciting moment when she held her student card for the first time. ‘‘I was gung-ho,’’ she said, smiling. ‘‘I needed to learn and expand my mind. I needed intellectual stimulation.’’ But returning to full-time study is not like taking up a new hobby. As a single mother of four children aged between five and 12, and working part-time, she has hardly a minute to spare. ‘‘You need to be organised and allocate your time. You can’t afford to get behind like the younger students. They can cram their work in but my time is limited to catch up.’’ Not all those who change occupations midcareer enrol at university. After 14 years working as a pharmacist, Upper Beaconsfield’s David Starchenko went from the sterile world of medicine to ‘‘getting his hands dirty’’ as a plumber. Now into the second year of his apprenticeship, Starchenko, 37, who eventually wants to own his own business, is glad he made the change. ‘‘I was making good money, but I wanted to try something different,’’ he said. ‘‘Life’s too short to spend so much of your time working and I didn’t want to do something I didn’t feel I was enjoying any more. I liked being a pharmacist but I had no more goals left, nothing left to achieve.’’ With most new apprentices aged around 17, those who take up apprenticeships later in life are rare, and Starchenko says that you have to convince your potential employer that you’re serious and up for the hard work. ‘‘It’s a hard job, dirty and physical. You have to convince them that you’ll stick around, that [ 8 ] WEEKLY – YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE

Hitting the books: Kerry Georgiou gave up working in her family’s successful catering business to study nursing.

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‘‘People are too afraid to step out of their comfort zone. It feels like that moment when you jump into a pool of cold water. You shut your eyes, grit your teeth and jump in, but it only takes about half a second to get used to it. With the experience of age, you’re able to hit the ground running.’’ Georgiou believes her 20 years in the catering industry aren’t wasted. Working part-time at Berwick Healthcare, she’s realised that the skills she developed to manage the stress and demands of hospitality would come in handy in nursing. She hopes her age and experience will make her a better nurse. ‘‘If I had gone into nursing when I was young, I don’t think I would have been the nurse that I will become now. ‘‘When you’re a school leaver, you don’t appreciate it at the same level. [Study] encroaches on your time. As an adult you celebrate the opportunity.’’ Scott Woollard, 41, who is studying for a masters in teaching at Monash University Berwick, also believes in the benefits of a career change later in life. ‘‘We should never discount life experience,’’ he declares. ‘‘When you are mature, you are sure of who you are in the world. You are more confident with the passions you have in life and more

willing to take risks.’’ Woollard found the inspiration to take a risk and change direction when he and his family went to Cambodia in 2011 with International Children’s Care Australia. He was confronted by the extreme poverty in the country and came to a realisation that education played a key difference between poverty and prosperity. The husband and father of four began to think about the youths back home and how he could play a part in helping youngsters struggling in the education system realise the advantages they have living in Australia. ‘‘What if we engaged with some of our disengaged students? Maybe they don’t realise how good it is. [They need to see] ‘If I want to make something of myself, I need to be educated’.’’ Before plunging into full-time study, Woollard worked as a sales and marketing manager for two global seed companies. The change in environment has suited him. ‘‘It’s been a breath of fresh air compared with the corporate world I was in.’’ Woollard admits that while his career change has been a financial drain at times, he believes he is sowing something that will outweigh the costs. ‘‘I see it as an investment into the future, something of value, and for that I’m grateful.’’

you’re not going to disappear six months into it. They didn’t take me seriously for the first three months . . . you have to prove yourself.’’ Starchenko acknowledges that when it comes to taking up an apprenticeship, you’ve got to be in a position to handle the pay cut. Iain Crossing cautions that not all career changes have a happy ending. ‘‘A career change may bring happiness, but it also has the potential to make things worse. ‘‘I have observed people make career changes that haven’t worked. The most important advice for people considering a career change is to integrate the heart and the head. If you just follow one of these, it increases the risks. You have to be able to weigh up the risks versus the rewards. Really consider how the choice you are making aligns with your personal values, life and family goals.’’ Starchenko, whose wife is expecting their first baby in July, values the feeling of achievement brought about by turning his hand to something new. As a pharmacist he ‘‘worked my guts out and had no energy left for anyone else at the end of the day’’. But as a tradie, ‘‘you have more time for friends and family. I found it easier to balance everything out’’. Regret is not on Georgiou’s radar either.

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INBRIEF Rates bill with levy The fire services levy will be included in Casey Council rates from July 1. The charge will be $100 for residential properties and $200 for non-residential properties. A variable amount dependent on capital improvements will also be included in the cost. Casey mayor Amanda Stapledon said the money would go towards supporting Victoria’s fire services and the Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board and the Country Fire Authority. Rate notices will be distributed from July 31.

Construction gear stolen A mini excavator valued at $50,000 was stolen from a construction site in Berwick earlier this month. It is believed a double trailer was used to remove the machine from the Grices Road site between 4pm on May 9 and 6.30am the following day. Information to Detective Senior Constable Jacinta Cowton of Casey CIU on 9705 3174.

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Stolen number plates were used to steal fuel from a petrol station in Narre Warren North. On April 18 at 10.15pm a male filled fuel into a blue late-model Holden utility at a petrol station in Heatherton Road. The man, with black hair and about 175 centimetres, was wearing a black baseball cap, grey hoodie and dark tracksuit pants.

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Fund-raising repays kindness BY NARELLE COULTER THE saying kindness pays is true for Berwick resident Barry Thompson, who cared for his mentally ill wife for more than 15 years. During particularly dark moments, police were often called to assist Mrs Thompson. The kindness and patience police officers showed his wife, who died seven years ago, was not forgotten by 68-year-old Mr Thompson. Wanting to give something back, the retiree volunteered to help raise money for the Blue Ribbon Foundation, created in memory of police officers killed in the line of duty. Last November, he began placing fund-raising boxes on the counters of local businesses. Thanks to public generosity, he has raised $7000, money which will be used to buy hospital equipment. Mr Thompson’s fund-raising efforts have been so successful, the foundation is now rolling out a similar program throughout Victoria. His first fund-raising box at Eden Rise raised $700 in one month. ‘‘I was rather rapt in that. I was very proud,’’ Mr Thompson said. Last month, he presented certificates of appreciation to the managers of Donut King and

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CASEY Hospital is performing well in a number of key areas, Health Minister David Davis says. Despite the loss of federal funding, the Victorian Health Services Performance Report shows the hospital treated 100 per cent of category one urgent elective surgery patients within 30 days in the March quarter. More than half were treated within 12 days, well under the government’s benchmark of 30 days. The report also showed all category one emergency patients attending Casey were treated immediately on arrival in the three months to March 31. “Overall, our hospitals treated 75 per cent of patients within benchmark times, which is an improvement on the 73 per cent treatment level three months earlier,” Mr Davis said. In the March quarter, an additional 1442 patients attended emergency departments across the state, compared to the corresponding period last year. Mr Davis said the federal government was ‘‘still pushing’’ to strip a further $368 million of promised funding. ‘‘More and more Victorians will have their elective surgery delayed unless this cruel funding cut is reversed.” Earlier this month, Narre Warren South MP Judith Graley said a ‘‘constant stream’’ of complaints were coming into her office regarding Casey Hospital. — Chad Van Estrop



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THE Lakeside Pakenham fountain once gushed high above the lake and the noise of water lapping against its banks provided a tranquil setting for locals. Now, the fountain is out of action and dying reeds are exposed by a receding water level. Residents say maintenance of the estate’s centrepiece has lapsed in recent months and increasing amounts of rubbish are being left in and around the lake. Lakeside resident Charles Harris said the council was not listening to the concerns of Lakeside residents. ‘‘When I’ve called the council [to report problems] they just close ranks.’’ Mr Harris said outsourcing the lake’s maintenance meant its condition had deteriorated. ‘‘The council don’t appear to be acting on the lake adequately.’’ Mr Harris said water level in the lake had dropped at about a metre in the past two months. ‘‘It is inexplicable that such a volume of water can disappear over such a short time without some thought being given to a leak.’’ Mr Harris said the receding water level had left the local wildlife vulnerable.

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was regularly left around the lake. She called on the council to install more bins after she picked up 14 glass bottles on a walk around the lake earlier this month. ‘‘The lake needs ongoing maintenance because there is a lot of people who use the it,’’ she said. Ms Phillips called on the council to repair the lake’s fountain after it was broken last year. She said the area around the lake could get ‘‘quite untidy’’ with many pet owners not cleaning up after their animals. Cardinia Shire Council’s operations manager Charles Taveira said the maintenance of the lake was shared with external contractors responsible for removing rubbish and reeds and testing water quality. ‘‘This maintenance is carried out regularly and reactively as needed.’’ Mr Taveira said there were plenty of bins around the lake and there were no immediate plans to install more. He said a recent long stretch of dry weather was responsible for the low level of water. ‘‘It will rise as winter approaches and the lake receives more rainfall.’’ Mr Taveira said the council was seeking quotes to repair the lake’s fountain.

CASEY ratepayers face an average rate rise of 7.5 per cent in the next financial year to fund the city’s operating budget of $229 million. Councillors met on Sunday to finalise the 2013-14 draft budget, which will be open for submissions over the next month. Mayor Amanda Stapledon said councillors acknowledged that times were tough and had tried to minimise the rate increase. But she said almost 3 per cent of the rise was due to external costs over which the council had no control. This included unfunded superannuation liabilities imposed on all councils ($1.37 million), the carbon tax (more than ($1 million) and increases in street lighting costs as a result of a regulator decision on network charges ($650,000). This year’s rates bill includes a waste service charge of $304 for a 120-litre bin, including a green waste collection. Cr Stapledon said the $54.8 million capital works program focused on meeting the needs of Casey’s growing population. “With 120 people moving into Casey each week, meeting the needs of our continued growth continues to be the council’s priority.’’ The budget will be available for inspection from Tuesday night at Casey’s customer service centres in Narre Warren, Narre Warren South and Cranbourne and at For more details, go to

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udding Berwick actress Taylor Robinson is enjoying an acting lesson many would break a leg for alongside Hollywood heavyweight Ethan Hawke. This week Taylor, 13, will return to the set of Predestination to continue filming with Hawke. While she plays a minor role as an orphan in the movie, due to be released in mid-2014, Taylor said the experience had been invaluable. “You get to make connections within the industry and Ethan’s advice has been great.” Taylor’s acting career began at the age of four appearing in an Ambulance Victoria commercial and she hasn’t looked back. ‘‘Acting has always been a part of me, I just feel like I fit in.” Taylor’s career includes roles as an extra in The Knowing alongside Nicolas Cage, a lead role in A Guide to

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Rays lose their sting in second half DANDENONG Stingrays coach Graeme Yeats knows his team can’t afford to continue playing patchy football, despite the TAC Cup team defeating Bendigo Pioneers by 17 points at on Saturday. Playing at Epsom Huntly Reserve in Bendigo, the Stingrays busted the game open in the first half and took a 34-point break into the long change, but the Pioneers lifted to win the final two quarters. Yeats said the intensity shown in the first half — when the Stingrays kicked 8.8 (56) to 3.4 (22) — was required throughout the game. “This is the second time we have travelled to Bendigo this year. The Pioneers are a stronger side at home and defiantly challenge other TAC Cup sides up here,’’ he said. “Our second half wasn’t that flash. I’m not sure if we switched off or ran out of steam. We will address that in the next few days.”

Despite the Pioneers having the better of the centre clearances, the Stingrays controlled the contested and uncontested ball. The back six also stood tall. Tyle Williams, Daylan Kempster and Kyle Gray dominated the aerial contests while captain Nathan Foote, Zak Jones and Sam Crawford provided the dash from the back half. The Stingrays now clash with North Ballarat Rebels at Shepley Oval on Saturday and talent manager Mark Wheeler is urging the players to consolidate positions in the team. “We brought in three players today. One for his first game for the year in Billy Hartung, who will be better for the touch,’’ he said. ‘‘Today was a good lesson for the boys in never to give your opposition a sniff . . . this competition is so close that being slightly off can really hurt you and

they defiantly had a real crack in that last quarter.” “Next week but have a few players out who have Vic Country duties meaning the match committee will have to bring in players who are capable to play at this level . . . some may get their first opportunity; for others it may be close to their last chance if that can’t cement their spot into the team.” ■ Eight Dandenong Stingrays have been named in the the Victorian Country squad to play at the NAB under 18 national championships. Clayton McCartney, Billy Hartung, Zak Jones, Josh Pickess, James Harmes, Daniel Capiron, Tom Lamb and Brady Egan were named in the 40-man squad. Vic Country will play its first game of the championships against Western Australia at Blacktown International Sports Park, Sydney, on July 6.

Ellie drafted: Hallam Senior College star Ellie Blackburn dives on the ball while playing for Victoria earlier this month. Blackburn was drafted in the inaugural AFL women’s draft last week. Picture: Pat Scala/The Age

Hallam pair to play in MCG women’s match TWO Hallam Senior College graduates will play in the first AFL-sanctioned women’s match on the MCG on June 29. Melbourne Demons and Western Bulldogs will field women’s teams for the match, the players for which were selected at a specially convened AFL women’s draft last Wednesday. Hallam graduate Ellie Blackburn was taken with pick 13 by the Demons and Bianca Jakobsson was also picked by the Demons at No. 33. Blackburn was named the player of the carnival at the AFL under-18 girls carnival earlier this month and Jakobsson plays for Berwick in the Victorian women’s football league. The women’s match will be played as a curtainraiser to the AFL men’s clash between the Demons and Bulldogs and the women’s players will get to [ 22 ] WEEKLY – YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE

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spend several days before the match doing an AFL induction program and doing training and preparation similar to their AFL men’s counterparts. Both players played for several years in Hallam’s elite women’s football program which is coached by Brett Alexander. He said he was proud to see the pair selected in the draft. ‘‘I’m rapt for the two girls individually,’’ he said. ‘‘I know how hard they have worked and have seen their efforts at training and what they have put into their football.’’ Alexander said he hoped the match would grow into more AFL women’s matches in the years to come. ‘‘Hopefully it’s a stepping stone for the game and we see other AFL clubs come on board,’’ he said. ‘‘It’s great for us as a school program to see Hallam

girls in this draft. There were a few girls in the current program and from past years who were also in the draft pool who didn’t get picked up but they will look to put their hand up again in the next year or two.’’ Jakobsson, a 20-year-old Skye resident, said she considered her selection an honour considering the match would be a first for women’s football. ‘‘It’s so overwhelming,’’ Jakobsson said. ‘‘It’s such an honour and will be a historic night for women’s football. It shows where our sport is going and puts it out there to the public.’’ Alexander said the Hallam girls’ football program continued to produce representative players, with nine players selected to play junior interleague football in the coming weeks. — Roy Ward

Stars set for Wimmera THE Casey Cardinia League will send a star-studded side to tackle the Wimmera Football League in Saturday’s interleague clash at City Oval, Horsham. Coach Michael ‘Jock’ Holland said Cranbourne pair Marc Holt and Justin Berry were confirmed starters while Narre Warren champions Michael Collins and Nick Scanlon had indicated they were keen to represent the league. New Pakenham coach Steve O’Bryan will also play under Holland, who is the last man to lead the Lions to the Casey Cardinia League premiership. The CCL will train twice this week in the lead-up to the clash, with the squad to be finalised after their final training session on Thursday night. ‘‘The main blokes that we want have committed to playing,’’ Holland said. ‘‘We had a bit of a mix-up with training so the numbers weren’t that good at our first session.’’ The MPNFL interleague structure has changed significantly this year with the three leagues — Peninsula, Nepean and Casey Cardinia — fielding separate teams. Holland coached the MPNFL to a loss against the powerful Goulburn Valley Football League in a match that was for country football’s No. 1 ranking last season. The MPNFL’s top team has morphed into the Peninsula League, which will clash with the Ovens and Murray League. The Nepean League will play the Heathcote and District Football League at Bendigo on Saturday. Holland is treating the Wimmera Football League warily despite the CCL going into the match hot favourites. ‘‘I don’t know a whole lot about them — I know they are playing at home and it’s a bit of a hike for us — it doesn’t matter where they are ranked, we will treat them like anyone else,’’ he said. Holland will be assisted by Cranbourne coach Doug Koop and another former Pakenham coach, Dan O’Loughlin, for the clash against the Wimmera. A Casey Cardinia League under-18 team, which will be coached by Mark Douglas, will clash with Wimmera from 10am at City Oval. The senior game will begin at 2pm.


Scorps go down with a fight after half-time huddle CASEY Scorpions coach Rohan Welsh questioned his players’ character at half-time of their 10-goal loss to Box Hill at Casey Fields on Saturday. Box Hill had just slammed on nine goals in the second term and a triple-figure blowout looked on the cards. Welsh implored his players to lift, fight tooth and nail and take the match up to the in-form Hawks who the former Carlton forward said ‘‘are the best team we have faced’’.

‘‘I questioned their character at half-time,’’ Welsh said. ‘‘I said to them, ‘this is when good teams come to the fore’ and to their credit they responded. In the end they got a few goals that flattered the scoreboard — that second quarter was the difference between the two sides.’’ The Scorpions booted 3.8 to 1.1 in the third term and if it wasn’t for inaccurate kicking they would have been back in the contest. Tom Couch and Danny Nicholls began to win the ball in the clinches and key forward Jake Best

(two goals) began to loom large. ‘‘If we had have put a bit more scoreboard pressure on them in the third quarter you don’t know what might have happened,’’ he said. The Scorpions now play Geelong at Simons Stadium on Sunday, with the Cats coming off a surprise loss to Collingwood on Saturday. Welsh said he won’t hesitate to make changes if he feels it is in the best interests of the team. ‘‘It’s about giving guys opportunity. ‘‘I spoke to the Melbourne guys — Mark

Neeld and Josh Mahony — and I told them the team would be picked on merit and if players aren’t performing they will play in the development league.’’ Welsh said key position forward Tim Smith was in the mix for a call-up for the clash against Geelong. He said former captain Kyle Matthews would also be fit to tackle the Cats despite suffering a broken nose against the Hawks.

Hardy Eagles stand their ground BY BRAD McGRATH

FINALSCORES TAC Cup: Dandenong Stingrays 10.16 (76) d Bendigo Pioneers 9.5 (59) Victorian Football League:

CRANBOURNE held off a spirited Beaconsfield to prevail by 10 points in a Casey Cardinia League clash at Holm Park Reserve on Saturday. The clash was a stimulating affair with Beaconsfield taking a 12-point break into half-time before the visitors’ experienced and battle-hardened bodies won out 11.8 (74) to 9.10 (64). ‘‘There wasn’t too much in it at half-time,’’ Cranbourne coach Doug Koop said. ‘‘We probably just finished off a bit more than them — we got a buffer halfway through the last quarter and to their credit they fought back. ‘‘They’ve got a really good young team, and I think in the end experience and maybe our bigger bodies were the difference.’’ Beaconsfield was gallant in defeat and held sway for much of the first half. Star ruckman Scott Meyer, Michael McPhee and Daniel Mislicki provided plenty of drive through the middle. Daniel Battaglin kept boom Cranbourne full-forward Marc Holt (three goals) in check. But after the long change Cranbourne lifted, with Leigh Holt leading the way through the middle and the backline of Stuart Morish, Nick Barker and Brandon Osborne holding sway. But with Cranbourne a man down because of a knee injury to Justin Bollenhagen the home team always fancied themselves to cause a boilover. Beaconsfield had several chances to take the lead in the final term but in the end last year’s beaten grand finalist proved too strong. Meanwhile, brilliant Pakenham coach Steve O’Bryan booted six goals to guide his team to a 50-point upset victory over Tooradin Dalmore at Tooradin Recreation Reserve. The star midfielder was everywhere as the Lions took full advantage of an injury-hit Seagulls line-up that was missing players of the ilk of Beau Miller. O’Bryan Paul Gramc, Nathan Brown and John Atwell cashed in on the absence and booted six goals to four behinds in the final quarter to run away with the match. Berwick put ROC to the sword to the tune of 107 points with Nathan Waite kicking six goals for the Wickers. Kristian Meredith and Madison Andrews were also prominent for the Wickers. Narre Warren trounced Hampton Park by 167 points. Kerem Baskaya finished with seven goals to be the dominant forward on the park. Shannon Stocco kicked five majors to help Doveton to a 26-point victory over Keysborough. Michael Laszczyk, Francis D’Agostino and Ryan Morrison also played key roles in the victory. For more pictures and football reports visit

— Brad McGrath

Box Hill 19.12 (126) d Casey Scorpions 9.12 (66), Williamstown 20.11 (131) d Frankston 15.11 (101) Casey Cardinia League: Doveton 15.10 (100) d Keysborough 11.8 (74); Cranbourne 11.8 (74) d Beaconsfield 9.10 (64); Berwick 21.17 (143) d ROC 5.6 (36); Narre Warren 28.23 (191) d Hampton Park 3.6 (24); 15.16 Pakenham (106) d Tooradin-Dalmore 8.8 (56). Peninsula Football League: Karingal 12.16 (88) d Mornington 7.22 (64); Pines 14.12 (96) d Chelsea 12.13 (85); Mt Eliza 13.13 (91) d Frankston YCW 9.13 (67); Seaford 14.11 (95) d Bonbeach 12.17 (89); Edi-Asp 11.13 (79) d Langwarrin 8.8 (56). Nepean Football League: Crib Point 14.16 (100) d 13.11 (89); Sorrento 25.20 (170) d Rosebud 9.10 (64); Dromana 19.10 (124) d Rye 9.8 (62); Pearcedale 22.16 (148) d Tyabb 16.11 (107); Hastings 21.12 (138) d Red Hill 6.6 (42); Frankston Bombers 16.14 (110) d Somerville 15.10 (100). THIS WEEK Victorian Football League: Geelong v Casey Scorpions, Simonds Stadium, 1pm (Sunday); Frankston bye. TAC Cup: General bye Casey Cardinia League: Wimmera Football League v Casey Cardinia Football League, City Oval Horsham, 2pm. Peninsula League: Ovens and Murray v Peninsula League, Visy Park, Carlton, 2pm. Nepean League: Heathcote and District Football League v Nepean League, All games on Saturday unless otherwise stated.

Tough day: ROC’s Andrew Logan takes a strong mark in their loss to Berwick on Saturday.

Picture: Gary Sissons


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39 Viewgrand Drive Berwick

417 N/Warren Nth Rd Narre Warren Nth

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7 Silverstone Drive Cranbourne

11 Waverley Park Drive Cranbourne Nth

33 Norfolk Drive Narre Warren

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33 John Russell Road Cranbourne

69 Station Creek Way Botanic Ridge

16 Eureka Cres Narre Warren South

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In Alarah Estate on a 560m2, ex display. 4 BRs, master with ENS & WIR, open plan dining & family areas & U/C alfresco. Stone benchtops, s/s appliances, WI pantry, ducted heating, evap. cooling, security system, internal access, fully landscaped & double garage. For Sale Price Buyers Over $465,000 Inspect By Appointment Agent Tammy Cavey 0402 789 137

Highly sought after Botanic Ridge, kitchen with brand new s/s appliances & stone bench tops, large meals area, lounge area & a separate lounge. Master with WIR & huge ENS with double vanities. Hardwood floors, air con, ducted heating, 2.7 ceilings & built in alfresco. For Sale Price $495,000 Plus Inspect Saturday 11:00am Agent Keith Sloan 0409 708 706

Keys Meadows Estate, close to shopping centres & train station. 6 BRs, 2 with bathroom, 2 separate lounges, dinning & enclosed theatre/rumpus. Well appointed kitchen, high ceiling & polished timber floors. Upstairs 4 BDs, master en-suite with spa, WIR & dressing area. For Sale Price $580,000 Plus Inspect Saturday 11:00am Agent Steve Mencev 0425 420 456

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