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‘No vote’ law upsets business undermined in local council elections as the majority of businesses were tenants and, unlike residential tenants, not entitled to a vote in council elections in their own right. ‘‘The right to impose commercial and industrial differentials should only be allowed if the funds are applied to programs or services that will demonstratively benefit all commercial and industrial properties in Frankston,’’ Mr Patterson stated. ‘‘Ministerial guidelines need to clearly spell out when and how differential rates can be imposed.’’ Frankston Council CEO Dennis Hovenden said the new rating structure was introduced to ‘‘equitably distribute the rate burden’’. ‘‘These rates have been applied to promote the economic development objectives for the Frankston commercial and industrial sectors including ongoing and significant investment in place management to improve the functionality and appearance of activity centres, together with general economic development promotion and the creation of business opportunities,’’ Mr Hovenden said. In her submission, Ms Richards stated: ‘‘Business tenants are the ones who pay the

BY LEE OPITZ FRANKSTON businesses slugged with higher rates should be given the right to vote in council elections, the Greater Frankston Business Chamber says. Chamber president Peter Patterson said the decision to impose a higher rate (differential) on commercial and industrial properties in the municipality of Frankston last year was ‘‘unfair, unprincipled and should be removed’’. Differential rates are applied according to the type of property — farm, general or commercial. Mr Patterson and fellow chamber member Christine Richards recently made written submissions on behalf of the chamber to two Victorian parliamentary committees, one looking at the unfair application of higher council rates on members, the other the need for greater government involvement in business development in Frankston. In the submissions regarding differential rates, they stated the principle of ‘no taxation without representation’ was being flagrantly

taxes, yet overwhelmingly, are not able to vote. ‘‘They can only claim a right to vote if they are signed-up under their contract to pay the landlord’s rates on a property that they occupy . . . and seek and obtain the landlord’s consent in writing. ‘‘They can also claim the right if they are named on the council’s rate records to receive the rates notice.’’ However, figures showed these avenues were rarely used. Of the 4484 properties listed as commercial and industrial in the municipality, 3585 were outside the central activities area. The overwhelming majority of these were tenanted. ‘‘The council received only two applications by occupier ratepayers to go on the roll to vote in last year’s council elections. No business eligible under the second category had applied,’’ Ms Richards said. “A very substantial number of business tenants live outside Frankston and though they pay the rates, they will have no vote in future elections. ‘‘This leaves the council less accountable to Frankston business than it should be.’’

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Toy time Saxon had a ball with some of the equipment available at the new special needs section of the Frankston Toy Library. The section, which was launched last week, will provide resources to assist in the development of children with special needs including autism, Asperger’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, hearing loss, blindness and down syndrome. For more information email, president@frankstontoylibrary.org.au.

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Ironman worth the inconvenience I hope all the whingers who were complaining about the havoc the Ironman event would cause on Frankston roads weeks before it even happened took a deep breath, found themselves a great vantage point and enjoyed the spectacle. The spotlight that this event put on Frankston is worth a couple of days of inconvenience. With a field of about 2000 competitors and tens of thousands more family and friends and sports fans that came to watch honing in on our city, the publicity and goodwill that this event creates cannot be understimated. Congratulations to all concerned. Lorraine, Seaford

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Round and round A free breakdancing workshop for people aged from 10 will be followed by a theatre show in Frankston on Saturday. Both events involve the 360 Allstars — a dynamic theatrical style of performance featuring live music and exploring all forms of rotation. Boasting a stellar cast, including world champion athletes and top dancers and musicians, the production connects the street with the elite to deliver a radical experience. The workshop is at Cube 37 from 4.30-5.30pm, followed by the show at Frankston Arts Centre from 7.30pm. Tickets cost $16-$38. For more information or bookings, go to thefac.com.au.


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More power to Baxter in new metro rail plan BY DAN MOSS, STATE PARLIAMENT EDITOR A $30 billion public transport plan unveiled last week includes the long-awaited electrification of the Baxter rail line and a name change for the Frankston line. The new Public Transport Victoria plan allows for the Baxter line to be electrified and doubled to allow the construction of stabling yards for 30 trains and a maintenance facility by 2028. Under the state’s peak public transport authority’s long-term vision, Stony Point service passengers would interchange at Baxter. By 2033, the Frankston rail line would be called the Baxter-Craigieburn line and bypass Flinders Street. Eight trains an hour would run during peak times by 2023, rising to nine an hour by 2033 with new signalling slated for installation. Closer to the present, trackworks to separate city and country trains in the west would increase peak services from five to seven an hour to Frankston by 2016 on the ‘cross-city group’ of tracks between the west and Frankston. That grouping is set to break up by 2023; the Frankston line would continue to run through the city loop.

Transport Minister Terry Mulder again committed to building a station at Southland shopping centre, a $13 million election promise now set for 2016 due to ongoing negotiations with the landlord. The plan also lists steps to increase passenger numbers to a billion a year by 2031 and tackle a projection that 90 per cent of peak services would be overcrowded by the end of this decade. The entire metropolitan plan is estimated to cost $30 billion, with the state government looking at private and public funds to pay for the ambitious plan. But the vision is uncosted and no funding has yet been committed. PTV chief executive Ian Dobbs said extensions to rail services was pointless before high-speed signalling was installed and bottlenecks in the city eliminated. “There are no easy, magic wand solutions,” he said. “The reality is there is no point building extensions in the suburbs unless you can get the trains into the city.” Opposition transport spokeswoman Fiona Richardson said passengers would be disappointed with the plan. “The document doesn’t have any costings, it doesn’t have any detail and it pushes out any major projects well beyond 2023.”

The hockey pitch at the Monash University Frankston campus was a sea of pink for a McGrath Foundation fund-raising day hosted by the Mornington Peninsula Hockey Club. More than 100 women took part in practice matches to prepare for the season and to raise breast cancer awareness. Besides the peninsula and Monash University players, visiting hockey clubs Bayside and Brunswick also donated to the cause. Pink decorations, hair ribbons, socks and cupcakes were on display. Some men even donned pink outfits to help out.

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Saturday, 6 April, 9:00am– 1:00pm, McCulloch Avenue, next to SES, Seaford Local, drought tolerant plants at affordable prices. Sausage sizzle on the day. The Nursery also opens Wednesdays, 9:00am – 3:00pm.

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Final episode screens Sunday, 7 April, 7:30pm; Tuesday, 4:30pm and Wednesday, 9:30am, Channel 31 Details: www.frankston.tv

Meet the Mayor and CEO

Wednesday, 10 April, 9:30am– 12:30pm, Frankston Civic Centre; 1:00pm–3:00pm, Langwarrin Customer Service Centre Register for a 30 minute appointment with the Mayor, Cr Sandra Mayer and CEO Dennis Hovenden. Appointments also in Seaford and Carrum Downs on 24 April. Bookings: 9784 1801 or allison.clark@frankston.vic.gov.au

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Acacia Room, Civic Centre, enter via Young Street, Frankston  Creating an Online Business: Thursday, 11 April, 6:00pm–9:00pm, $35.  Getting Tender Notifications: Thursday, 18 April, 6:00pm– 8:00pm, $25. Bookings: 9784 1895 or www.businessfrankston.com.au

Local ‘Tangling’ Opening Night

Thursday, 4 April, 6:00pm, Frankston Arts Centre main gallery, Davey Street, Frankston Award-winning Australian printmaker    new exhibition. Live music and refreshments provided. Exhibition closes 5 May. RSVP: 9784 1896 or belinda.cook@ frankston.vic.gov.au

FREE Frankston Festivale Sunday, 7 April, 1:00pm–5:00pm, Frankston Park, Corner of Plowman Place and Bay Street South, Frankston The Frankston Multicultural Community Network’s inaugural event with entertainment, workshops and activities. BYO picnic, alcohol-free please. Details: 0408 148 367.

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Monday, 8 April, 7:00pm, Frankston Library, upstairs Community Room, Playne Street, Frankston           Gold coin entry includes vegetarian supper. RSVP by 4 April, phone: 9784 1022.

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     9:00am–11:00am; second session: 10:00am–12noon Come and see how plastic is sorted from paper, and learn more about what can and can’t go in your recycling bin. Bus from Frankston Civic Centre to and from the Recycling Centre. Bookings: environment@frankston.vic.gov.au or 9768 1628.

Welcoming Babies

Friday, 12 April, Karingal PLACE, 103 Ashleigh Avenue, Frankston Families with babies aged up to 12 months are invited to participate in a FREE Welcoming Baby Ceremony in your neighbourhood. Langwarrin and Frankston North ceremonies in May; Seaford in June and Carrum Downs in July. Please register: 1300 322 322 or beststart@frankston.vic.gov.au

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Peninsula athletes score trip to Hawaii BY ALECIA PINNER THREE athletes from the Mornington Peninsula Triathlon Club have been selected for the world championships in Hawaii following their starring efforts in last month’s Ironman event. Triathlons are a family affair for the Buschkuehl boys. Dave Buschkuehl was selected to compete in Kona, Hawaii following his performance last month; son Nathan, 20, is travelling to France next month for the triathlon season; and 17-year-old Todd is a promising cyclist who recently won the road race category at the national junior mountain climb championships. ‘‘I just love the sport and that gives me a lot of encouragement, hopefully I can be some sort of role model for them,’’ Buschkuehl snr said. The Langwarrin father said missing out on a Hawaii spot at last year’s Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship inspired him to push even harder this time around. ‘‘I actually struggled in the first half of the run and I thought any chance of Hawaii was going backwards but I had my family and friends there

to inspire me. I dug deeper than I ever have before and if I had been 40 seconds slower I would have finished two places down and would have missed Hawaii.’’ Buschkuehl was ‘‘majorly excited’’ when he found out at a ceremony last Monday that he had made the cut. He placed 13th in the 45-49 age category with a time of nine hours and 12 minutes. ‘‘It was certainly tough and the swim took the gloss off the event compared to last year because of the conditions but I went a little bit faster. It was a tough swim even though it was short. We were pounding each other.’’ Frankston athlete Julie Baker said although Hawaii was the ‘‘pinnacle’ of Ironman events, she had decided not to compete in Kona. ‘‘I was born and bred in Frankston and I just wanted to race here. I felt it would be better to give it to someone else who really wanted it. To race in my home town,with the tri club was the best.’’ Baker, who has been part of the triathlon club for more than 15 years, took out second place in the 50-54 age group of the Asia-Pacific event

Chop chop: The beginning of the men’s swimming leg of the Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship in Frankston. Picture: Gary Sissons

with a time of 10 hours and 41 minutes. She said having the home crowd, including her parents cheering her on, and receiving inspiring Facebook messages, made 12 months of gruelling training worthwhile. ‘‘I said in 1998 I’d only do one if it came to Frankston. I never thought it would.’’ Baker looked back on the choppy bay during the swimming leg and saw 2000 athletes doing

everything they could to get the best position in the water. ‘‘It was pretty scary. The winds on EastLink were really high too. it was probably my biggest achievement and I’m really proud of it.’’ Mornington Peninsula Triathlon club member Matt Clark was also selected for Hawaii but was not able to comment before the Weekly’s deadline.

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FRANKSTON highway patrol officer Steve Caple will never forget the many fatal accidents he has witnessed. They’re imprinted on his mind and the senior constable remembers the scenes as vividly as if they had just happened. These experiences have spurred him to write a confronting first novel, Fatal Blue. It’s not light reading for the fainthearted, he warns. ‘‘This is not a pleasant Sunday read. I wanted to give people the reality of what these situations are like. Things like knocking on someone’s door and having to tell them their kid is dead. ‘‘Some of the incidents are very horrific and they have all come from my own experiences.’’ Fatal Blue goes into depth about the police force, particularly how its mem-

bers deal with fatal accidents and domestic violence. ‘‘I’ve read some terrible books about police and they always seem to be sad, dejected characters who hate the world and hate their lives and I wanted to get across the point that we are ordinary people who put on the uniform. ‘‘What I wanted to touch on was dealing with traffic accidents and domestic violence. ‘‘This book puts you inside these accidents. It shows the carnage and the lives each accident impacts.’’ Senior Constable Caple said the book was for anyone who had ever looked out the car window when driving past an accident site and wondered what had happened. ‘‘I wanted a book that was confronting but easy to read.’’ The book follows several main characters, all in the police force.

Set in the late 1980s in Western Australia, where Senior Constable Caple spent a decade working, the book could be adapted to any highway patrol in the world — ‘‘policing is much the same wherever you go’’. The new author hopes the book will be well received and has more books in the pipeline. ‘‘It’s a very exciting job. I love it. ‘‘My job is to make people feel safe.’’ Fatal Blue is available from amazon.com for Kindle for $10.97.

Fatal memories: Steve Caple has written about his experiences on the frontline. Picture: Gary Sissons

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Time to fire up smoke alarms THERE were 91 house fires in Frankston and nearby suburbs last year, prompting fire services to urge local residents to check that their fire alarms are in working order. Statistics released by the CFA showed these blazes included many preventable residential fires: 17 in Seaford, 11 in Carrum Downs, seven in Frankston North, six in Patterson Lakes, five in Chelsea Heights, four in Skye, three each in Carrum and Frankston South and two each in Sandhurst and Chelsea. Local fire brigades are taking part in a statewide CFA and Metropolitan Fire Brigade campaign urging home owners and renters to change smoke alarm batteries when they turn their clocks forward when daylight saving ends on Sunday. The MFB’s Commander John Rampling said people were four times more likely to die in fires in houses without working smoke alarms. “We can’t emphasise enough the importance of working smoke alarms and the importance of smoke alarms installed in correct locations,” he said. The number of smoke alarms required

depends on the size of the house but 38 per cent of Victorian and Tasmanian homes and 46 per cent of rental properties only have one installed. CFA Deputy Chief Officer Steve Warrington said smoke alarms should be located between each bedroom area and the rest of the house. “If you sleep with your bedroom door shut you should consider having a smoke alarm inside the bedroom. In a multiple storey home a smoke alarm is required on every storey, located in the path that people will use to evacuate,’’ he said. “It is vital that smoke alarms are located in the right places, tested regularly and batteries replaced annually. So please, at the end of daylight saving when you change back your clocks, change your smoke alarm batteries with long-life alkaline batteries.” Smoke alarms can be tested each month by using a broom handle to push the button and waiting for the siren to sound. Batteries should be changed annually and fire alarms replaced each decade. Only about half of all households change their smoke alarm battery every year. For more information, visit changeyourbattery.com.au.

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Activating the arts BY HAYDN GODONY ABOUT 80 members and supporters of Frankston’s vibrant arts community gathered last week to brainstorm ways of developing closer links. The forum-style meeting at Cube 37 at Frankston Arts Centre was aimed at gaining ideas on issues including the best way of co-ordinating all arts activities in Frankston. Guest speaker was actor-comedian Fiona Harris, who has appeared in Prank Patrol, Spicks and Specks, and Skithouse and on stage. Based on her own experience, Harris stressed the importance of a broad approach, including a personal website, Facebook and LinkedIn pages and using an agent when appropriate. The participants broke into eightmember working groups to develop ways of improving communication by and between regional artists. Suggestions included establishing an internet site in which artists could

Arts expansion: Frankston Arts Centre manager Robin Batt makes a point to her workshop group as arts officer Belinda Coo looks on. Picture: Haydn Godony

detail their interests and abilities, allowing potential employers or fellow artists to easily contact them. The ideas will be assessed by the Frankston Arts Centre. For more information, call Belinda Cook at FAC on 9784 1896.

Big bowl tricks Frankston’s Jayden Thompson shows off some of the moves which will be on display during youth week at Frankston Skate Park. The YMCA has secured $2000 from the national youth week scheme and will host big bowl and best trick competitions at the park on Saturday, April 13. The event, which is open to skaters of all ages, will include a barbecue lunch, and showcase local talent as well as promoting physical activity. For more information, visit skatepark.ymca.org.au and facebook.com/ pages/Frankston-Skate-Park.

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Billycart trip leads to hands-on success BY ALECIA PINNER A McCLELLAND College student has credited a hands-on learning method with turning his life around and inspiring his decision to pursue a career as a chef. Chris Young told the Weekly that just three years ago he was spending most of his school hours in the library because of disruptive behaviour. ‘‘I was one of the bad kids. I had to go to the library until recess and then I had to go home. I didn’t make the right choices,’’ he said. Chris, now 16, said his outlook changed when Hands on Learning teacher Simon Church introduced him to the program, which focuses on social, trade and life skills. ‘‘On my birthday he took me down to Hands on Learning to have a go on a billycart. It was very fun and that’s where it started. I’ve changed so much since then, I’m not getting into any fights.’’ Chris has learned trade skills, including those necessary for building and bricklaying, but most

enjoyed the cooking element of the program. His speciality was chocolate chip scones and he is now working towards a career as a chef. ‘‘I would definitely recommend it. It is a great experience, you get to make a lot of new friends and it is a great pathway to a career in a trade.’’ Mr Church, a cabinet maker, said that at his worst Chris was ‘‘quite dangerous’’ but had improved dramatically. ‘‘I thought there has got to be something more for Chris. For nearly 12 months he wasn’t interacting with other students and he struggled with finding an appropriate way to engage. Now we can leave him alone with power tools or in the kitchen cooking.’’ McClelland College acting principal Amadeo Ferra said the program enhanced social skills, self-esteem, life skills and improved attendance. The students cooked for each other, ate together and were in charge of shopping on a budget as well as preparing lunches, while considering allergies and tastes. ‘‘They sit down around a table they built themselves. It is for kids who like to learn in a

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ment head Liz Jansz commended the students on their efforts. “We were so proud of all of the hard work our horticulture and floristry students undertook as part of the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show,’’ she said. ‘‘Taking part in exhibitions and competitions such as this provides our students with hands-on experience and helps them make connections with people in the industry.’’ The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, now in its 18th year, is widely recognised as the largest and most successful horticulture event in the southern hemisphere. It celebrates the intrinsic love Australians have for the outdoors and showcases an array of talent of horticulturalists in Victoria.

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Nailgun shots A 25-year-old Frankston woman was at home with her four-year-old daughter and a 42-year-

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Grass fire closes train line A grass fire in Seaford caused the closure of the Frankston train line at 1pm last Wednesday. Six crews attended the fire, in the bushland backing on to Kananook Creek, near the intersection of Railway Parade and Armstrongs Road. Metro was given the all-clear to reopen the line about 2pm. The fire continued to smoulder at 10.20pm. Police launched Operation Firesetter, to prevent arson in Frankston, the same day. They conducted patrols in Frankston’s high-risk bushfire areas and visited shopping centres, fire stations, fast food stores, petrol stations, schools and the council. Acting Sergeant Brendan Leihy said providing a highvisibility police presence deterred criminals from lighting fires on hot days.

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Reunion to honour an icon’s past The colourful history of a former military site will be celebrated on the peninsula next month. LEE OPITZ reports. he long history of Balcombe Barracks will be on parade during a special commemoration to mark 30 years since the closure of the camp’s last transition into the Army Apprentices School. And for Seaford resident and guest of honour, World War II veteran and decorated soldier Sergeant Ray ‘Mick’ Mace (retired), it will be an opportunity to catch up with old friends. The Mt Martha site was used as an overnight halt, bivouac site and field training area for Melbourne militia units since the late 1800s, but it wasn’t until the Second World War that land was secured to establish a more permanent camp. The first huts at the Balcombe Army Camp were erected in 1939 and the Footscray Regiment machine gunners were the first to move in, along with militia who were relegated to tents. Other ‘guests’ around this time were the 1st US Marine Division which would practice beach landings off the nearby Dromana cliffs, and the ‘SeaBees’ construction brigade. Heritage officer for the Army Apprentices Association of Australia, Norm Wells, says that during the war years, more than 24 units of the mobilised 4th Division CMF Militia Forces were stationed at Balcombe. Other tenants included the Armoured Fighting Vehicle School, RAAF Staff School and a Z Special Unit (disguised as Mt Martha Research Station) which taught

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languages and signals and, for a short time, included a classified espionage unit. The 13 Light Horse Regiment were also residents as it retrained with motorised vehicles after surrendering their mounts. ‘‘At the end of 1942 the headquarters of 1st US Marine Division and many of its troops arrived at the camp after a six-month campaign in Guadalcanal for rest and refit. Other members of the 19,000-man division [with almost half suffering malaria] were accommodated at Ballarat, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Langwarrin camp,’’ Mr Wells says. While they were there, three marines were presented with their nation’s highest award for valour, the US Congressional Medal of Honour. Mt Martha House was utilised as an US officers club accommodating senior marine officers during their stay. So affected by their stay at the camp, the 1st US Marines adopted the Victorian Southern Cross emblem as its badge and Waltzing Matilda as its official divisional tune. After the war, the Australian Regular Army struggled to find skilled tradesman in a booming local economy and in 1948 decided to establish its own school at Balcombe to train 15-17 year old army apprentices in various trades, Mr Wells says. Following a competitive selection process, on August 2, 1948 the first intake of 63 Australian Regular Army apprentices from across Australia began their training in 11 various trades in the camp’s old, unheated huts. It was about this time that Mick Mace (MBE, MM) of the Royal Australian Engineers made his mark on the camp. Mr Mace and other members of the regiment arrived there to resurrect the old huts for the new apprentices. ‘‘It was a shambles; a lot of things had been stolen from the camp and there was no money around, so we had to scrounge what we could. Everyone had to bog in and help, officers and all, but even so the first couple of intakes only had a few classrooms and nothing else.’’ What was supposed to take three months took nine, and in the end about 30 civilians were recruited to help complete the job. But it was his role in creating the camp’s impressive sporting field that the company sergeant is best remembered. Borrowing a large bulldozer he spent hours working into the night carving out a sporting field that still bears his

Long history: Mick Mace has a strong connection with the former Balcombe Apprentices School. Picture: Gary Sissons name. ‘‘Mick is a legend in the association,’’ Mr Wells said. The initial enlistment period for army apprentices was nine years — three years of trade and military training; a year of on-the-job training, and the remainder in Army Field Force trade employment. From its first intake of 63 apprentices, enlistment in the school grew to 200 each year until it relocated to new facilities in Bonegilla at the end of 1982 which could cater for up to 300 apprentices. It was only then that female apprentices were accepted into the school. This school closed in 1998. Balcombe Army Camp was decommissioned and closed in early 1983 and control of the land was passed on to the Mornington Shire for redevelopment. Today, the only things that remain of the military training facilities is the US marine memorial gates built by apprentices in 1954, and the famous Mace Oval with its brick spectator terracing. In its 50-year history, the Army Apprentice Scheme trained 7500 tradesmen including architectural draughtsmen, blacksmiths, bricklayers, carpenters and joiners, electricians,

electrical fitters, fitters and turners, motor mechanics, plumbers, telecommunication mechanics, welders, musicians and clerks. About 760 apprentices were later commissioned as officers, and 26 appointed as staff officers. To mark the 30th anniversary of the closure of the Balcombe Barracks, apprentices and representatives from signals, survey, music, US marines and the Women’s Royal Australian Army Corps and civilian staff who served at the barracks are invited to attend a special reunion weekend on May 3-5. For details, go to austarmyapprentice.org, call Frank Maloney on 0418 728 181 or email frmal@bigpond.com. Mr Mace, 90, hopes his health holds up and he can be there for the reunion. The public is also invited to attend the unveiling of history boards detailing the history of the apprentice school and the barracks at Balcombe Grammar School on Saturday, May 4 from 2-3.30pm, and attend a commemorative march and service at 9am the following day at Memorial Park, Barkly Street, Mornington The history boards will be moved to the Mace Oval car park.

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Peninsula farewell tour for ‘President’ The peninsula will be included in a popular band’s farewell tour, HAYDN GODONY reports. escribed as an ‘‘alt-country, folk-rocking blues outfit of smile-inducing consequence’’, President Roots have gathered a dedicated following as a good-time band. Band principal Simon Dodd is joined in the current line-up by Greg Coles on drums, Pete Dawson on bass and Tony Byrne on keyboards. Guitarist Chris Stockley (ex Dingoes) is a parttime member and occasionally there is a trombone player. In June, founding front man Simon Dodd is returning to England where his wife has accepted a position lecturing at Cambridge University. His two older sons will stay in Australia while his youngest will attend high school in Britain. “We’re going to do some wrap-up gigs, including a Bob Dylan tribute show at RoseGPO and a farewell show at Baha,” Dodd said from his Blairgowrie home. “But the boys are going to come over to do some UK gigs in September and then we’ll have to see . . .” A fifth President Roots album,

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Classical concert: Peninsula Music Society will present the Streeton Trio playing works by Haydn, Rachmaninov and Mendelssohn at Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilsons Road, Mornington from 7.30pm on Saturday, April 13. Details: 5975 3040.

History search: Mornington Peninsula Family History Society will meet at 1.30pm on Saturday in the Frankston South Community Centre, Towerhill Road, when the topic will be internet searches. Cost: $5. Details: 9785 6814.

Hearing tests: The Australian Hearing bus will offer free hearing checks at Karingal Centro, Cranbourne Road, from 10am-3pm on Monday, April 15. Go to the ANZ entrance. Details: 8781 3700.

Creek meet: Kananook Creek Association’s annual meeting is at 7.30pm tomorrow at the Senior Citizens Talbot Hall, Broughton Avenue, Seaford. All welcome. Details: 9781 3071

Social set: Mahogany Neighbourhood Centre, 26 Mahogany Avenue, Frankston North, has a new social and recreational group, for ages 55 plus, at 10am each Friday. Playtime for 3-7 year olds is from 10am-1pm on Friday, April 12. Details: 9786 1445 or centre@mahogany.org.au. Fine folk: Peninsula Folk Club meets on Sunday at Frankston Bowls Club, Yuille Street. A harmony workshop and the songs of John Denver will feature. Jam at 5.30, stage acts from 6.30pm. Cost: $7. Details: Vince, 0418 381 668. Langy classes: Langwarrin Community Centre has classes in sustainable gardens and professional writing, iPads, computers, MYOB, digital photos and MS Office. Vacancies exist in the school holiday and childcare programs. Details: 9789 7653. Call trumps: A friendly card group plays 500 at Mahogany Neighbourhood Centre, 26 Mahogany Avenue, Frankston North, at 7.30pm each Wednesday. Cost: $3. Details: 9786 1445.

Plant puppetry: A workshop for children aged from 5-12 will be held at Eden Gardens, corner of Nepean Highway and Canadian Bay Road, Mt Eliza, on Wednesday, April 10. Children will use natural materials found in the garden to create their own puppets and perform a puppet show with their creations. Participants will also pot up a small plant to take home. Cost: $16 per child. Details, bookings: edengardens.com.au.

Karingal classes: Karingal Neighbourhood House, 103 Ashleigh Avenue, Frankston, has places in occasional childcare. Classes include sketching and drawing, beading, scrapbooking, playgroup, computers and cupcakes. Details: Lisa, 8786 6656. Childcare: Lyrebird Community Centre, 203 Lyrebird Drive, Carrum Downs, has available spots in occasional childcare from 1-4pm each Thursday. A waiting list applies for morning care. Details: 9782 0133. Play time: Mahogany Neighbourhood Centre, 26 Mahogany Avenue, Frankston North, has a tots playgroup from 1-3pm each Tuesday. Cost: $4 each family. Details: 9786 1445.

Glass shoe: Panorama Theatre Company will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, the ‘enchanted edition’ with a twist, at Frankston Arts Centre from April 12-21. Details: panoramatheatre.com.au. Go natural: Peninsula Field Naturalists Club will meet at 8pm on Wednesday, April 10 at 16 High Street, Frankson, when Simon Watharow of Wildlife Secrets magazine will speak about snakes and reptiles. Details: Judy, 9775 4231.

Carer support: Grow Better Together carer support group helps friends and family of those affected by mental health issues and meets regularly in Frankston. Details: 1800 558 268.

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Get Involved Activity: Listen out for rebitts and help Melbourne’s waterways. When: Throughout this month. What: Frog monitors across Melbourne will be listening at rivers, creeks and wetlands during Melbourne Water’s annual autumn frog census. Details: Waterwatch co-ordinator Richard Akers says the presence of frogs generally indicates a healthy waterway. “With the recent rain and more likely to follow, frogs will be taking advantage of puddles along roadsides and damp areas to lay their eggs,” he said. “Anyone can get involved with the frog census, you don’t need to be an expert in frog identification and they can be heard anywhere from backyards to local parks. Melbourne Water analyses all recordings sent in by volunteers and provides a report so you know exactly what species you have heard.’’ The data is used to help determine where frog numbers are declining and where rehabilitation of wetland for endangered species, such as the growling grass frog, is working. Contact: For more information on how to sign up, go to frogs.melbournewater.com.au. The website also includes examples of frog calls and a list of frogs found across Melbourne plotted from previous surveys.

Take care of a puppy and help change a life… Being a Seeing Eye Dog puppy carer is possibly the most enjoyable way to volunteer. Not only do you get to experience the joy of looking after an adorable puppy for about 12 months, without any of the associated costs – you will also enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you are assisting someone who is blind to live the life they choose. Seeing Eye Dogs Australia is urgently in need of loving homes for puppies in your area. For more information please contact Seeing Eye Dogs Australia on 1800 037 773 or visit www.seda.org.au

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Decked out for living Views of the bay, treed outlook and three large living areas in sought-after McCrae ing area which provides give flexibility and living options. The property has been set back off the street and has an amazingly tranquil feel. The solidly-built house would make a phenomenal beach house or permanent residence. With the beaches and cafes in easy reach, this is a great property and represents a great opportunity to purchase affordable bay views.

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Big on features his spacious three-bedroom house is on a compact block in group of three units. Established gardens surround the unit that includes an en suite to the main bedroom, and spacious living areas. Gas ducted heating and split-system airconditioning ensure comfort throughout the seasons in this well-maintained property. The kitchen, which adjoins the family room, has a wall oven, hotplates and a dishwasher. There is slate tiling in the family and dining area. A garage and two extra car spaces ensure there is ample car parking space.

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This unit is in a quiet street, surrounded by lovely homes. In sought after Seaford, this property would be ideal for the first home buyer, or investor or those wanting to downsize.

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1/19 Hodges Street, Seaford Private sale Price: $310,000 Agent: Veitch Seaford, 9786 2933

113A NEPEAN HIGHWAY, SEAFORD 3198

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234 SEAFORD ROAD COTTAGE WITH POTENTIAL!

110 DALPURA CIRCUIT

This 2 bedroom cottage offering lounge with gas heating and airconditioner, kitchen with WO & cooktop. Detached bungalow. Set on696m2 approx block suitable for dual occupancy S.T.C.A. Handy to shops and transport.

This spacious 4 bedroom BV offering gas ducted heating, master bedroom with WIR and full ensuite, large lounge with split system airconditioning, kitchen with W.O., cooktop and dishwasher. familyroom plus separate rumpus room with built in bar. New bathroom. Handy to Peninsula Link.

$439,000 SEAFORD

Located in quiet street on 693m2 approx block, this 3 bedroom BV offers polished floors, lounge/dining, gas heating, kitchen/meals, good backyard. Currently let to excellent tenant for $290 per week. Walk to beach and Woolworths.

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Located in quiet court only 700 metres stroll to station and handy to beach, shops and schools, this solid 3 bedroom plus study BV home offering polished floors, lounge, airconditioner, solid fuel heater, kitchen/meals, separate games room, large covered pergola. Carport plus lock up garage. Land 531m2 approx.

4 MARTIN STREET DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL!

Only 800 metres to beach and Woolworths and easy stroll to station and shops this spacious older style 4 bedroom weatherboard with double carport and huge double garage/man cave. Set on large 893m2 approx. block in quiet street. Suit developers or investors.

5/1 NEPEAN HIGHWAY BAYSIDE BEAUTY

See the sea from this superbly presented 3 bedroom townhouse offering full ensuite , spacious open plan living, private balcony, gourmet kitchen with hot plates, stainless steel bench oven and dishwasher, S/S airconditioner. Double lock up garage with remote, courtyard garden. Cross the road to magnificent swimming beach.

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Glamour offering in top court et on established grounds of about 2650 square metres, this elegant residence is in one of Mt Eliza’s finest court positions. An authentic terrace style home, the premium family residence offers six luxuriously finished bedrooms of gracious proportions and with abundant natural light. From the inviting entry foyer and dominated by high ceilings throughout, the floor plan includes considerable living and dining areas with adjoining granite kitchen sharing views to the pool and the established grounds. Integrating perfectly to the outdoor living dimension, the home has an expansive

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entertainment area with plumbed barbecue and gas-heated spa. A pool house includes a bar, a fully serviced and recently renovated bathroom, store room and the option of dividing off a bedroom subject to council approval. ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

8 Blake Court, Mt Eliza Private sale Price: $980,000-plus Agent: Harcourts Hastings, 5970 7333

Hastings Shop 10, 14 High Street 03 5970 7333 www.hastings.harcourts.com.au ONLY 2 REMAINING!

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Hastings 5/21 Spring Street Designed with lifestyle in mind these exquisite architecturally designed & luxuriously appointed 3 & 2 bedroom 2 bathroom residences are the perfect opportunity for those looking to downsize in style! Located in this prime waterside location & within this boutique gated community these stunning properties boast a large open plan living area, master bedroom with walk in robe & en-suite, stylish kitchen & contemporary central bathroom. While outside enjoy the spacious private landscaped gardens & custom built pergola. Special features include; GDH, ducted refrigerative cooling, stone bench tops, porcelain tiles, high ceilings, full height doors, security system, quality blinds, fly screens, water tank, remote gates & remote lock up garages with internal access.

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For Sale From $365,000 View www.harcourts.com.au/VHS3737 Open Saturday 1:30-2:00pm Tim Hughes M 0410 470 515 E tim.hughes@harcourts.com.au Andrea Hannah M 0417 400 660 E andrea.hannah@harcourts.com.au


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Hotham Terrace - Classic Elegance, Consummate Luxury Set on established grounds of 2,650sq.m (approx) & exclusively located off Humphries Rd is this elegant & private residence set within one of Mount Eliza’s finest positions. An authentic terrace style home built using recycled bricks, lead lighting, chandeliers, fireplaces & feature doors from the original ‘Hotham House’. The true Mount Eliza lifestyle, the neatly landscaped & well established front garden leads to the inviting entrance of this imposing lifestyle property. From the inviting entry foyer, dominated by high ceilings throughout, the expansive floor-plan includes considerable living & dining areas with adjoining granite kitchen sharing views onto the pool & the rear grounds. Comprehensively appointed with open fire places, ducted heating, cooling & vacuum, DLUG with remote door, high ceilings & quality drapes. The home spills onto an expansive entertaining area with plumbed BBQ & heated spa. The pool house includes a bar, renovated bathroom & a bedroom (STCA).

For Sale By negotiation over $980,000 View www.harcourts.com.au/VHS3769 Open Saturday 11:30-12:00pm Jason Dowler M 0403 598 754 E jason.dowler@harcourts.com.au Deb Sanderson M 0407 994 949 E deb.sanderson@harcourts.com.au

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It will be tight at the top in Nepean and Jordan Stephen should be more than handy.

Sorrento is chasing a historic fourth consecutive Nepean League premiership but Rye and Dromana are hell bent on turning the tables on the Sharks. Frankston Bombers have recruited well and Rosebud and Hastings are on the up. BRAD McGRATH and MORGAN COLE report. SORRENTO Coach: Nick Claringbold. Captain: Ben McCormack. Last year: Premiers. Ins: Steven Baker (EDFL), Todd Daniher (Vermont), Ryan Jeffery (Knox), James Hallahan (Sandringham). Outs: Dalton Sanderson (Tocumwal), Glenn Boyington (Rosebud), Jonathan Squire (University Blues). Final word: The reigning premier has shown it is intent on winning a fourth successive flag with several major signatures over the summer. The Sharks have appealed against a lifetime suspension handed to former St Kilda tagger and star recruit Steven Baker after the MPNFL tribunal handed him a six-week ban, effectively ending his career because of a nationwide 16-week career suspension limit. DROMANA Coach: Gavin Artico. Captain: Ricky Johnston. Last year: Runners-up. Ins: Daniel Gormley (Mt Eliza), Matt Neratzglou (Mt Eliza), Adam Lourey (Mt Eliza), Daniel Waddell (Frankston YCW), Christian Ongarello (Frankston Dolphins), Mike Falconer (Cheltenham). Outs: Steven Gaertner (NEAFL). Final word: The unlucky runner-up of last season has left no stone unturned in its bid to turn the tables on Sorrento with several talented recruits. Dromana has been rocked by the last-minute departure of former St Kilda rookie Gaertner. ROSEBUD Coach: Nick Jewell. Captain: Ryan Spooner. Last year: 5th. Ins: Brad McDonald (Somerville), Matt Payne (QAFL), Chris Dew (Heatherton), Cade Williams (Dromana), Chris Zurek (Thomastown), Ben Duncanson (St Kilda City), Glenn Boyington (Sorrento). Outs: Tom Barrand (Rye). Final word: The Buds already boasted a powerful midfield before the acquisition of Matt Payne. New coach Nick Jewell, who is unlikely to play, said the bulk of the Buds’ recruits were midfielders, which would give him the freedom to swing more of their on-ballers forward. FRANKSTON BOMBERS Coach: Duncan Proud. Captain: Hayden Moore. Last year: 6th. Ins: Damien Adkins (Meeniyan Dumbalk Unit-

CRIB POINT: Coach: Dave Lawson. Captain: Luke Herrington. Last year: 6th. Ins: Jake and Ben Ross (Hastings), Jayden Espencheild (overseas), Daniel White (year off). Outs: Dean Warry (Warrigal). Final word: Crib Point performs better than expected every year and it’s hard to see them slipping too far this season. The Magpies have missed the finals by percentage the past two seasons and coach Lawson will be hoping the return of several former players will be enough to push them into the top five.

Reigning champ: Sorrento celebrate last season’s premiership.

ed), Marcus Bate (Somerville), Jason Bedford , Duncan Proud , Al Williams (Karingal). Outs: Brad Wakeling (Frankston YCW), Brad Harvey (TSL), Mitch Bosward (Frankston Dolphins). Final word: The Bombers were not far off the pace last season and a finals appearance looks on the cards if they can improve under new coach Duncan Proud. Proud and fellow Karingal recruit Al Williams will add some serious starch to the Bombers’ back line. PEARCEDALE Coach: Ben Cadd. Captain: Luke Murray. Last year: 10th. Ins: Dylan Hoare (Frankston YCW), Rohan Swan, Chris Hensby (Clarence). Outs: Tony Lester (Frankston YCW), Damien McCormack (retired), Nick Wilcox (Pines). Final word: The big blow for the Cats is Damien McCormack’s decision to take the year off. But coach Cadd remains positive that the Cats can improve. Rohan Swan is the tall backman they craved while Chris Hensby will add some grunt to the midfield. Dual Frankston YCW premiership player Dylan Hoare is a big acquisition. RED HILL Coach: Gary Colling. Captain: To be announced. Last year: 8th. Ins: James McCall (SAAFL), Kane Hitchener (year off), Brayden Money (Mornington), Jesse Albrecht (South Mornington). Outs: Shane Hickey, Chris Farmer (retired), Dan McNamara (overseas). Final word: The loss of Shane Hickey, who moved with work, and Daniel McNamara’s decision to travel this season are blows to Red Hill. But ruckman Kane Hitchiner has returned after a

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season off and former Dandenong Stingray James McCall has returned after a stint in the amateurs in South Australia. HASTINGS Coach: Glenn Michie. Captain: To be announced Last year: 4th. Ins: Taylor Stratton (Keysborough), Damien Stone (Karingal), Tony Mirrabello (Ballarat), Will Jolly (Somerville), Nic Raines (EDFL), Kane Stratton (Soccer), Josh Mullgherin, Tim Churchin. Outs: Kyle Pinto (Hampton Rovers), Matthew Robbins (Ormond), Mark Deveraux (Hampton Rovers), Adam Jago (Bendigo), Jake and Ben Ross (Crib Point). Final word: The Blues have suffered a number of departures over the off-season with former Western Bulldogs forward Matthew Robbins and Kyle Pinto heading the list. But Taylor Stratton, Damien Stone and Nic Raines are huge recruits. DEVON MEADOWS: Coach: Brent Clinnick. Captain: To be announced. Last year: 9th. Ins: Chris Doria (Collingwood VFL), Heath Black (Nhill), Troy Aust (Poowong), Tommy Anderson (Eastern Ranges), Patty Chin (Beaconsfield), Jordan Stephen (Western Australia), Gavin Kerr (Cranbourne), Tom Bennett (Lang Lang). Outs: David Velardo (Oakleigh District), Dave Ryder Final word: Devon Meadows was still finding its feet in the Nepean Division last season and Brent Clinnick will be confident of improving on its ninth place last year. Chris Doria heads the Panthers’ list of recruits while Patti Chin, Troy Aust

RYE: Coach: Ben Holmes. Captain: Rhett Sutton. Last year: 3rd. Ins: Gary Conyers, Troy Wright (East Ringwood), Matt Siberaas (Karingal), Tom Barrand (Rosebud), Tim Mazzerach (Dromana). Outs: Justin Van Unen (Vermont), Sam Smith (year off). Final word: The burning question is who will kick the goals at Rye after the sensational Justin Van Unen departed for Vermont. Coach Holmes is expecting to spend more time forward himself while recruits Troy Wright and Gary Conyers will also spend time forward. SOMERVILLE Coach: Leigh Stewart. Captain: To be announced. Last year: 11th. Ins: Thomas Bourke (Kyneton), Jared Ewers (Blackwood, SA). Outs: Emilio Bitters (Mornington), Chris King (GSFL, South Australia), Brad Mcdonald (Rosebud), Tim Churchin (Hastings). Final word: The Eagles did not have much to celebrate last year, narrowly dodging the wooden spoon. Somerville lost plenty of experience over the post season with the departures of Emilio Bitters, Brad Mcdonald and Chris King. The Eagles will look to improvement from within, young guns Rowen Hogenbirk, Rhys Palmer and Justin Allsop all impressing at senior level last year. TYABB: Coach: Brad Coller. Captains: Matt Dimkos and Ethan Rahilly Last year: 12th. Ins: Tim Ball, Nathan Berry (VAFA), Cameron Galbraith (Pearcedale), Greg Pullen (South Mornington), Steve Conlan (NSW), Ash Fenech (year off). Outs: Rob Beswick (Koo Wee Rup), Chris Dora (Devon Meadows), Andrew Driscoll, Matthew Grazules (Keilor), Scott Pickersgill (retired), Hayden Turner (retired). Final word: Tyabb had a year to forget last season, mustering up just the four wins and claiming the wooden spoon. Despite the poor run of form and the crippling injuries to senior players there were signs it was on the cusp of turning the corner.

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Flying high: Seaford’s Kane Smith will again be a key player for the Tigers. Picture: Daryl Gordon

Reigning champ: Frankston YCW celebrates last year’s flag.

The ins, outs and season’s hopes PINES Coach: Stephen Ryan. Captain: Jimmy Messina. Last year: 9th. Ins: Jonathon Edwards (Somerville), David McLaren (Highett). Outs: Nil. Final word: Pines finished strongly last season to avoid the wooden spoon. The Pythons have bolstered their list with several inclusions and have not lost anyone from last season. The young Ryan-coached outfit will need serious improvement from their youngsters if they are to push up the Peninsula League ladder. The likes of skipper Jimmy Messina will need to lead from the front. KARINGAL Coach: Brendan Dunne. Captain: To be announced. Last year: 3rd. Ins: Harley Ambrose (St Paul’s). Outs: Bevan Malloy (retired), Duncan Proud, Al Williams, Jason Bedford (Frankston Bombers), Damien Stone (Hastings). Final word: Karingal has been hit by star defenders Duncan Proud and Al Williams joining Frankston Bombers while Bevan Molloy has retired. They have recruited Southern Football

Frankston YCW is gunning for a fourth successive Peninsula League premiership, but the challengers are coming thick and fast with Bonbeach, Karingal and Mt Eliza all set to contend. BRAD McGRATH and MORGAN COLE report. League star Harley Ambrose and his pre-season form suggests he’ll be more than handy. Coach Dunne has tried several players in the key defensive posts over the pre-season and expect to see Dan Noble spend some time in the backline. FRANKSTON YCW Coach: Tony Barry. Captain: Anthony Barry. Last year: Premier. Ins: Brad Wakeling (Frankston Bombers). Outs: Daniel Wadell (Dromana), Dylan Hoare (Pearcedale), Lew Roberts. Final word: Coach Tony Barry has vowed to start trickling youth through his senior line-up as they prepare for life after veterans like Eames, Barry and Tellis, who are entering their twilight years. The Stonecats will again push for the flag with most of their list from last year’s flag returning for a tilt at their fourth successive premiership. Eames has stayed at the Stone-

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cats despite rumours he was targeted by several cashed-up clubs. BONBEACH Coach: Steve Capp. Captain: Shane McDonald. Last year: 4th. Ins: Dylan Jones (Sandringham), Jack Beasley (Vermont), Gary Carpenter (Chelsea). Outs: Ash Simpson (Ballarat). Final word: The Sharks were something of a surprise packet last year, clawing their way into a semi-final and upsetting Seaford in their elimination final. The return of a fully fit Anthony Raso, having finally shaken his injury woes, and the addition of classy former Vermont midfielder Jack Beasley and ex-Sandringham ruckman Dylan Jones puts them in good shape. Bonbeach has flourished under coach Steve Capp and we are tipping them to push deep into September. LANGWARRIN Coach: Paul Wheatley.

Captain: Daniel Wehner. Last year: 8th. Ins: Scott Sienkiewicz (Frankston Dolphins), Luke Damon (Chelsea), Beau Muston, Jimi Johnson, Michael Hatch, Steve O’Brien. Outs: Jon Hay (Shepparton), Dale Eames (Hurstbridge). Final word: Langwarrin has recruited well, including former Hawthorn player Beau Muston, and will be expecting an improved season under former Melbourne player Paul Wheatley who is expecting to play this season if his body holds up. The Roos should be pushing for finals if their talented younger brigade can continue to improve. Several senior players returning to the club will also benefit the Roos’ youngsters while exStingray Jimi Johnson should have a large impact. SEAFORD Coach: Craig McIndoe. Captain: Dean Kemble. Last year: 5th. Ins: Mark Di Blasio (Heatherton),

Cruze Tohiariki (Meeniyan Dumbalk United), Dylan Crump (overseas), Mitch Finn. Outs: Michael Kraska (Dalyston), Luke Smith (Noble Park), Chris Irving (Frankston). Final word: The Tigers have been hit hard by departures. Most notably skipper Michael Kraska, while ace onballer Chris Irving is trying his hand at VFL level. The Tigers have snared Heatherton captain Mark Di Blasio, who can play a variety of positions. Coach McIndoe is confident the Tigers will again be around the fringes of the top five. Young ruckman Mitch Finn played a handful of games for the Tigers at the beginning of last season and a full year out of him will be a huge boost for the Tigers. CHELSEA Coach: Paul Carbis. Captain: To be announced. Last year: 6th. Ins: Brett Brisbane (Peninsula), Fia Tootoo (Glen Waverley), Curtis Bywater (Frankston Dolphins), Gavin Marusic (Frankston Dolphins), Hudson Thomas (Bentleigh), Rhys McMurray (Old Haileybury), Richard Jaroszczuc (Dolphins), Joel Connelly


Dolphins prove a drawcard

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Regrouping: Mt Eliza will have to overcome the mental demons of losing last year’s grand final.

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for a shot at glory (year off), Mitch Clarke (Noble Park). Outs: Anthony Lewis (Parkdale), Steve Harrison and Nigel Carmody (retired), Scott McLeod (Frankston YCW), Luke Damon (Langwarrin), Gary Carpenter (Bonbeach), Sam Carpenter (Wangaratta Rovers), Fabian De Luca (retired), Dean Gentle (Keysborough), Luke Damon (Langwarrin). Final word: It’s hard to pin down Chelsea’s prospects for season 2013 after a heavy turnover of players. New coach Paul Carbis, who was on the coaching staff at Frankston Dolphins last season, has brought in some talent but they have lost some seriously good players. Fia Tootoo, the human battering ram, is one to watch while the Dolphins contingent to join the club should all be handy players. The Seagulls are yet to appoint a captain, with Ryan Stewart, Nizan Abdullah and Rory Gregg in the mix. EDITHVALE-ASPENDALE Coach: Troy Shannon. Captain: Tim Mannix. Last year: 10th. Ins: Adam Budge (Old Haileybury), Matt Quinn (Chelsea Heights), Clay Williams (Caulfield Grammar), Markham Johnson (Keilor), Drew Westfield (Keilor), Matty Kremmer (Caulfield

Grammar), Tim Mavric (Sandringham). Outs: Beau Turner. Final word: The Troy Shannoncoached outfit was disappointing last season. Several talented recruits should help them improve significantly. The finals are not beyond EdiAsp if it has a bit of luck with injuries and its recruits live up to expectations. The pre-season signs were good with a close loss to a strong Rye outfit in a practice game. MT ELIZA Coach: Jason Watts. Captain: James Clayton. Last year: Runner-up. Ins: Karl Lombardozzi (Old Melburnians), Matt Lillie (Old Hailryburians), Daine Taylor (Torquay), Mitch Duff (South Mornington), Robbie Dyring (year off). Outs: Ben Landry (NEAFL), Daniel Gormley (Dromana), David Barton (Vermont), Michael Lourey, Scott Simpson and Sam Lloyd (Frankston Dolphins). Final word: Several blows have rocked the Redlegs over the offseason, most notably Sam Lloyd and Scott Simpson joining VFL club Frankston. Former Dolphins wingman

SCOTT Simpson is just one player who signifies a new dawn at VFL club Frankston Dolphins. Dolphins coach Simon Goosey happily talks about how the club is now a ‘‘destination of choice’’ and how it’s so much easier to lure players to the Frankston Oval these days. This stems from the fact the Dolphins have been a fertile breeding ground for AFL clubs since Goosey took the reins several seasons ago. The names Edwards, Baguley, Hibberd, Osborne and Martin are all former Dolphins now running around in the big league. Simpson, the former Geelong rookie, is the new breed of Dolphin, the one with ambition and belief that Goosey’s VFL team can give him a pathway back to the AFL. Fresh from a dominant season in the Peninsula League, Simpson and Mt Eliza teammates Sam Lloyd and Michael Lourey decided to join the Dolphins. So did the cream of the crop from the recently graduated Dandenong Stingrays, with Jason Pongracic, who was one of the hard-luck stories of the AFL draft, among them. ‘‘I am feeling great, my body is in the best shape it’s ever been in,’’ Simpson said. ‘‘I am looking forward to playing a really high standard of footy.’’ Simpson has been trialled at centrehalf back over the pre-season and has impressed in the unfamiliar role. The Dolphins finally have a versatile and

talented list. Goosey has spoken extensively about how excited he is that the Dolphins will have multiple targets in attack this season with Simpson, Lloyd, Khan Haretuku and Lourey poised to make an impact. Lloyd in particular has caught the eye over the pre-season. The former Deniliquin high flyer played several games with Bendigo in the VFL last year after catching the eye of Essendon recruiting staff. ‘Having [Sam] Lloydy and Mike [Lourey] has made it a pretty smooth transition,’’ Simpson said. ‘‘We have had a really good preseason, there’s a really good feeling at the club right now.’’ The Dolphins have lost several exciting talents over the off-season with Kyle Martin (Collingwood), Dylan Van Unen (Essendon) and Leigh Osborne (Gold Coast) going on to bigger and better things. But the Mt Eliza trio, Seaford star Chris Irving, former star ruckman Russell Gabriel, Brisbane Lions rookie Josh Dyson and Collingwood rookie Daniel Farmer are all new faces expected to have an impact. Goosey and the Dolphins have experimented heavily over the preseason with strong showings against Port Melbourne, Sandringham and Coburg. — Morgan Cole Frankston Dolphins begin their VFL season against Casey Scorpions at Casey Fields from 2pm on Sunday.

Lombardozzi is a huge get while Matt Lillie should go some way to filling Simpson’s shoes in the ruck. Watts will be desperate to avoid a plummet down the ladder and to do this he will need an immediate impact from the new arrivals. MORNINGTON Coach: Stuart Seagar. Captain: To be announced. Last year: 7th. Ins: Anthony Franchina (Pascoe Vale), Brad Paris (year off), Jesse Selby-Hele (South Croydon), Chris Coyle (De La Salle), Nathan Landers (year off), Emilio Bitters, Tom Simpson, Warwick Miller, Jai Haddick, Stuart Seagar. Outs: Byron Murphy, Tim Johnson, Matt Johnson. Final word: Mornington is on the up. Several stars have come on board including coach Stuart Seagar, who is a former Bulldog. Ex-Carlton player Anthony Franchina and Brad Paris should be very solid players for the Bulldogs while William Goosey, Jayden Luca and Jake Smart should push into senior calculations. If the young Bulldogs click the finals are not beyond them.

New challenge: Frankston YCW ruckman Ash Eames battles with former Mt Eliza ruckman Scott Simpson in last year’s Peninsula League grand final. Picture: Gary Sissons

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