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COVER: Ruskin Park Primary School pupil Jake, 5, holds a photo of his grandpa Abraham Devisser, 64, when he too was a spritely five-year-old. Story, page 12. Picture: Rob Carew

drop in drug-related ambulance call-outs in both areas. Drug incidents were down in the same period from 601 to 405 [Maroondah] and 553 to 442 [Yarra Ranges]. But crystal-methamphetamine — or ‘ice’ — has bucked this downward trend and the number of paramedics called out to incidences involving the drug has almost tripled. Dr Frei said several factors contributed to ice’s rising popularity, including its price — ‘‘entry-level ice is cheaper than entry-level ecstasy or cocaine’’. The drug appealed to young people because it was smoked or snorted, instead of injected. ‘‘It is more acceptable than injecting, but smoking is a very effective way of delivering a huge dose rapidly, causing a lot of harm.’’

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PARAMEDICS have witnessed a sharp rise in alcohol abuse in Maroondah and Yarra Ranges, a new report shows. Both areas have had an increase of more than 30 per cent in ambulance call-outs for alcohol incidents in the 2011-12 period — for which industry experts say our inherent drinking culture is partly to blame. Alcohol incidents were up from 192 in 2010-11 to 262 in 2011-12 in Maroondah, and 153 to 226 in Yarra Ranges. The figures have been released as part of Turning Point and Ambulance Victoria’s comprehensive statewide report into non-fatal drug and alcohol-related ambulance call-outs for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 periods.

Clinical director at Eastern Health’s Turning Point centre Matthew Frei said there hadn’t been a decline in drinking across the state despite more education programs. ‘‘You’re up against a culture and industry that promotes drinking,’’ said Dr Frei. He said alcohol was easily accessible, especially in areas with a high density of bottle shops, and paramedics bore the brunt of this in peak times. ‘‘Paramedics tell me that you can set your watch by long weekends for alcohol call-outs. You see a repeated pattern — New Year’s Eve, public holidays and weekends. ‘‘It is a legal drug but so much severe harm can come from alcohol, such as domestic violence, health problems and road accidents.’’ The report, however, shows an encouraging

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Tea for more than two Debbie Quirk, pictured, and colleagues at Southwood Boys Grammar in Ringwood helped raise $400 as part of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea last Monday. ‘‘We’ve had staff members here who have been affected by cancer and I have an auntie with lung cancer,’’ Ms Quirk said. ‘‘We’ve all gained strength from it and it motivates us to raise as much money as we can.’’ She said the event couldn’t have gone ahead without the ‘‘army of happy baker mums’’ who prepared fruit salad, choc-chip biscuits, orange cake, Anzac biscuits, yo yos and gingerbread.

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Re: Still smouldering over fire levy The shires may be collecting money on behalf of the state government, but I assume most of this collected money will go to our local CFA. In some countries, shires have to provide for their own fire services. I am in full agreement with the new fire services levy: it makes sure that more people pay, not just those who are insured. Mario Galteri (via web)

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Re: Maccas says no rift with franchisee Well, what do you expect other than denial from a corporation that thinks it can buy out democracy and force itself on communities where it’s not wanted? This is the most contentious issue ever in the Dandenong Ranges and the McDonald’s brand will suffer from the well-earned damage for a long time to come.

chalice. In fact it’s quite the opposite — the vocal minority has been providing huge publicity for McDonald’s. Glen Rowan (via web)

These protesters could better spend their lives raising some money for the hungry or the homeless in the Hills instead of running around attempting to stop people’s freedom of choice. The last time I looked we still lived in a democracy in this great land. I bet when McDonald’s opens its store in Tecoma it will contribute quite a lot to the needy in the hills, as they do wherever Maccas opens. Alan Coutinho-Hogan (via web)

The protesters claim it’s going to be a disaster. Rational locals say: build it and we will come! Ras (via web)

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all of us to get past the stigma on serious mental illness. We need much more awareness about schizophrenia in particular. People with schizophrenia are 50 per cent more likely to have a heart attack and 20 per cent more likely to get cancer. On average, people with schizophrenia live 25 years less than the general population. It’s the physical health of many people with schizophrenia that is killing them — not the mental illness. We need more action by politicians of all parties. One of the biggest problems for local people is simply finding the services they need to support them. That’s why we’ve launched the Mi Networks initiative. It is a free service that any reader in your area can use. Just ring 1800 985 944 or go to www.MiNetworks.org.au. David Meldrum CEO, Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia

Stigma on mental health The usual spin from the protesters. It should be crystal clear by now to everyone that these protesters will make up whatever stories they can to try and boost their lost cause. Their only ‘‘internal sources’’ seem to be their own internal voices. The new Tecoma McDonald’s store is not a poison

It’s alarming and concerning that — right now — as people are reading this, less than 50 per cent of the 600,000 Australians who have a serious mental illness are even receiving treatment. We have to start talking about this more. The people affected and their families and friends need

Re: Local government referendum The state government is spot on. Three levels of government recognised in the Australian Constitution is too many. We need less governments, not more. Nonrev (via web)

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BY DAVID SCHOUT RESIDENTS of both Maroondah and Yarra Ranges are doubting whether their views will make a difference on council decisions and likely are unsure of how to even make their opinions heard. That’s the view of local government expert Ken Coghill, as both councils call on the public to send in submissions in response to their draft 2013-14 budgets. Last year in Maroondah only two people out of a population of more than 100,000 had their say on the budget. Yarra Ranges has admitted to only ever receiving ‘‘single-digit submissions’’. Professor Coghill, director of Monash University’s local governance research unit, said this was a poor reflection on both councils. ‘‘If they’re getting small numbers that suggests the public is unsure of the process,’’ he said. ‘‘Councils should go out of their way to show and explain to people that they have this opportunity. It’s important that they realise they’ll be taken seriously.’’

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Asked if the councils weren’t properly engaging with their ratepayers, Professor Coghill said it was apparent from the low response rate. Professor Coghill, a former Victorian politician, said a cultural change needed to take place for councils to better involve people in decision making. ‘‘It’s a two-sided coin — the public need to be confident their voice will be heard and the councillors and CEOs need to make the effort to listen and take on public comments.’’ Both councils advertised for public submissions in their latest council agendas, but as of late last week only Yarra Ranges provided a link on its website home page on how to do it. Maroondah chief executive Frank Dixon denied the council asked for public comment merely out of legal duty. ‘‘Yes, we are required to do it, but it also makes good sense,’’ he said. ‘‘We’re not paying lip service.’’ Mr Dixon admitted that while he couldn’t recall in his time a public submission being the impetus for change, it was still worthwhile.

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Domestic violence takes a budget hit BY TARA McGRATH WOMEN could be forced to return to violent partners if the state government fails to increase funding for support services, a leading service provider in the eastern suburbs has warned. Despite what its workers say is an unrelenting demand for their services, the Eastern Domestic Violence Service did not get any extra cash in the state budget. EDVOS’s executive officer Maryclare Machen slammed the inaction, saying the service was now in a dire situation. ‘‘We need to invest in services to help women and children get safe. It makes economic sense and it makes sense at a human level. Despite this, the state government has put no new funding into women’s family violence services in this budget,’’ Ms Machen said. ‘‘The lack of funding places huge pressure on workers already doing a very hard job.’’ Last year, police officers referred 2000 women to EDVOS and the number is expected to rise to 3000 this year. That follows a surge in service

demand of 135 per cent last year and 295 per cent the previous year, Ms Machen said. ‘‘It is because of the better policing that’s it’s safer for women to come forward now. We welcome the fact we are getting more calls from women themselves and more police referrals. But we need extra funding to make sure we can respond as quickly as possible.’’ Ms Machen said the service had been forced to consider how it could continue to operate with the financial constraints. ‘‘While there is an overwhelming demand from women, we are more crisis-focused. But we would like to provide more recovery and prevention services.’’ She said if those services were not available, women in a violent relationship may feel as if they had nowhere to turn. ‘‘One of the risks is that women will stay with a violent partner for longer or return to the home with a violent partner there.’’ The organisation received money for two domestic violence advocates last November, but that has not been enough to meet the demand.

Emergency situation: Maryclare Machen, pictured with a quilt made by women and children affected by domestic violence, says services need urgent funding. Picture: Wayne Hawkins The service gets about $2.5 million each year from the state and federal governments, but Ms Machen could not say how much extra was

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Sea calls, but hills are still home BY YESSAR DAOU SPENDING six years in the Australian Navy has taught Mathew Robertson many things, but most important is that it’s let him ‘‘grow up naturally’’. The 29 year old’s turn in the navy is a far cry from the serene surrounds of his home in Yarra Ranges, but has pushed him in ways he hadn’t imagined possible. Despite the work pressures, long hours and tight living conditions on board the HMAS Toowoomba as part of the Australian navy’s Operation Slipper, Mr Robertson feels the changes he made have all been worthwhile. ‘‘Having seen all the things I have and after working in an environment where you need to adapt to often difficult circumstances, I’m stronger now than I used to be mentally,’’ he said. ‘‘I really felt that I wasn’t getting what I wanted from life. I always had a strong desire to travel and change in your life is a good thing. The navy has certainly given me that and, of course, a secure job with decent pay.’’ Mr Robertson lived in the Yarra Ranges his whole life, growing up in Mount Evelyn and moving to Montrose when he was 14. He says the thing he’s missed most on his travels is the

freedom to go for a walk or drive when he pleases. ‘‘You miss having a bit of normal freedom. ‘‘When you spend large amounts of time at sea as it is very isolated, it can feel like the world is passing you by.’’ Operation Slipper has had a constant presence in the Middle East since the September 11 terrorist attacks. ‘‘It involves the whole Australia Defence Force and our ship is doing the 30th navy deployment to this area,’’ he said. ‘‘Our role is to intercept vessels suspected of funding terrorism and board them to try to find illegal cargo such as drugs and provide maritime security.’’ The HMAS Toowoomba is currently stationed in the Gulf of Aden (between Yemen and Somalia). Mr Robertson is an able seaman communications and information sailor for the navy, and his job involves communicating with other ships sending morse code via flashing lights. ‘‘Our other job is work in the communications centre and work with the satellite systems on board to maintain the ship’s connectivity as well as distributing all the information that comes in via signals.’’

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Tutors keeping kids on learning curve BY DAVID SCHOUT PEER group pressure, NAPLAN exams and just trying to fit in — with all this bubbling away, it’s no wonder children can be anxious about what the school day will bring. But when these issues are coupled with an unstable home life, education can really take a hit. With that in mind, Anglicare Victoria started a program called TEACHaR — which stands for Transforming Educational Achievement for Children in Home-Based and Residential Care — to help children whose home life can change week to week. ‘‘These children are coping with far more than the average child and their schooling can suffer as a result,’’ TEACHaR’s lead education specialist Greg Rollings said. ‘‘Many have had multiple placements and, as a result, multiple schools, which has meant they’ve experienced a disjointed education.’’ Mr Rollings is working with foster-care kids — both primary and secondary school-aged — throughout the east, including those at schools in

Croydon, Ringwood East, Mooroolbark, Monbulk and Belgrave. The tutors typically teach basic literacy and numeracy, except at a much lower teacher-tostudent ratio than in the classroom. Mr Rollings said when entering a school setting, it was important to not single out children in these situations. ‘‘We don’t want to identify them as kids that are different and need special help,’’ he said. ‘‘We usually work in groups of four or five or independently with a number of students in any one grade . . . that concentrated time improves the chance of a child understanding what is being taught. The thing about kids in these situations is that they don’t want to be different — they want to be normal.’’ Mr Rollings said tutors in the TEACHaR program would remain a student’s tutor even if they were to move schools. ‘‘We want to minimise the impact of change and be that constant in their lives.’’ The program was started in October 2012 as a response to a statewide study in 2010 by Angli-

Tutors during transition: Greg Rollings, right, and Brett Anstey are working with kids based in out-of-home care who may be struggling at school. care and Wesley Mission that found: ■ Over 60 per cent of children living in out-ofhome care have changed schools. ■ A quarter have repeated a grade.

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PRIMARY schools were a little different in the 1940s and 50s — children were pupils, not students; corporal punishment was the norm; and kids didn’t need a national day to recognise walking to school because they did it every day. Last week, grade prep children from Ruskin Park Primary School in Croydon invited their grandparents into their beloved classrooms and looked at the similarities and differences between schools then and now — for example, young Brianna worked with her Nana on a chart that explored these changes while Jake found a picture of his grandad when he was the same age as him. They then enjoyed a morning tea in the prep rooms to mark another successful Grandparents’ Day at the school.

A contractor from St Albans has been found guilty of illegally removing canopy trees in Warranwood. The man was fined $21,000 in the Magistrates Court earlier this month. The alert was raised by a resident when the contractor approached them asking to remove trees on their land without a council permit. Maroondah’s planning scheme requires a permit for any removal of trees or vegetation within the significant landscape and vegetation protection overlay. If residents have concerns about possible illegal tree removal in Maroondah they are encouraged to call the council on 1300 882 233.

Free forum for parents Maroondah Council’s children’s services is hosting a free forum for parents with children enrolling in primary school. The community forum will be led by child psychology consultant and early childhood and primary education expert Kathy Walker. It’s on from 7.30-9pm on Thursday, June 13, at the Mahon Theatre, Aquinas College, Great Ryrie Street, Ringwood. Bookings are essential and close Thursday, June 6. To reserve a place or for more information phone 9294 5739 or visit maroondah.vic.gov.au.

New Mt Evelyn traffic light Yarra Ranges Council will start works for a new traffic light on Birmingham Road in Mt Evelyn to make it safer for pedestrians and rail users to

reach the Warburton Trail. Mayor Jim Child said walkers had expressed safety concerns over the existing crossing. The $200,000 project is currently being planned and will be constructed in the next financial year.

Reminder on burn-off restrictions Yarra Ranges residents are reminded that during June and July burning off is illegal in residential bushland areas. The restrictions are aimed at minimising health risks and the impact of smoke. However, in rural zones residents can still burn off for fire prevention purposes. To find out more see the council’s interactive tool at yarraranges.vic.gov.au. Under the ‘residents’ tab, click ‘open air burning’, then type your address in for relevant information on when and where burnoff restrictions apply.

Principal of the year Croydon Community School’s principal Bronwyn Harcourt was last week recognised as the Victorian principal of the year at the Victorian Education Excellence Awards at Crown Palladium. Ms Harcourt, who has been at the school for 13 years, was named Secondary Principal of the Year for her role in developing senior school programs and pushing up attendance rates. Eastern Metropolitan MP Shaun Leane tweeted ‘‘Well deserved award to an outstanding teacher at an important school’’. Full story in the next edition of the Weekly.

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HSV unveils Gen-F details Ewan Kennedy previews an exciting new range SV (Holden Special Vehicles) has released full details of its exciting new Gen-F range of vehicles. With the exception of the GTS, the new highperformance Commodores are scheduled to arrive in HSV showrooms Australia-wide midway through June. First a word on the change in naming strategy. The current range of HSV vehicles, based on the VE Commodore, took the usual naming convention of E-Series in respect to the E in the Com-

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Muscular: Bold frontal styling is a major feature of the new range of all HSV models. tralian manufactured vehicle – a supercharged 6.2-litre V8 producing a huge 430kW/740Nm in the company’s flagship GTS. That’s a whopping 575 horsepower in muscle car terms. HSV will make available an SV option on the three R8 models; ClubSport R8, ClubSport R8 Tourer wagon and the Maloo R8 ute. The package sees the fitment of 20-inch SV Performance

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Youthful face: Big headlights and a curvaceous bonnet give the new Mitsubishi Mirage a cheeky look.

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Import enters the record books BY ROY WARD and BRYON DUNKLEY-SMITH IT didn’t take Ringwood Hawks import Bryan Dougher long to realise he was in for a big night when the Hawks played Melbourne Tigers in the Big V state championship men’s competition on Saturday night. Dougher hit his first two three-point shots early in the first quarter against the struggling Tigers but only made one more three-pointer before halftime. But after the main break, Dougher was on fire, making five long bombs in the third quarter, including a couple from well behind the three-point line. With the Hawks’ club record of 10 three-pointers up for grabs, Dougher needed three more three-pointers for the record and he did it easily, making his 11th trey from almost three metres behind the line. In all, Dougher finished with 48 points and 11 three-pointers from 16 attempts in just 33 minutes. Hawks coach Ken Harrington, who shared the previous record with former Hawks import Aaron Hill, called the performance a record that may never be broken. Dougher was more measured in his assessment of his performance, calling the effort a “rare occurrence�. “It was just one of those nights,� he said. “I hit the first two shots and our point guard found me on a few more open looks and I started to get into a little of a zone. ‘‘We were able to get out and run and there proved to be some open looks to be had. “We got to the fourth quarter and coach said to see what I could do about that record. I wasn’t looking to force my shots. I was just in a zone, so I let them fly and luckily they went in.�

Shooting star: Ringwood import Bryan Dougher scored 48 points on Saturday night. Dougher said he struggled to remember a game in which he shot so well, although he did shoot eight of 10 threepoint shots in a game during his college career. The only blight on his evening was a missed lay-up and a couple of errant free-throws. Had he made them it would have seen him pass 50 points. But Dougher said the most important thing was to see his side get another victory.

The Hawks face Corio Bay Stingrays this weekend, the side they beat in last year’s grand final, so Dougher knows he faces a much tougher task. “Everyone has found their role now and it’s all coming together for us. “We are playing a lot less selfishly but Corio Bay is a very high quality team, so we have another tough night ahead of us.� The Hawks finished with a whop-

ping 104-47 win over the Tigers with Shaun Clarke adding 13 points and Mark Whitehead 12. The win was the Hawks fourth in a row. ■Ringwood Hawks have extended their streak to nine wins following a comfortable 88-74 road win over the Waverley Falcons to retain their top spot on the Big V state championship women’s ladder. Billed as the game of the round, the contest was expected to test Ringwood, with Waverley surging recently on the back of their own three-game winning streak. The Hawks started strongly, going inside to import centre Amber Hegge, who netted eight first-quarter points on her way to a total of 16. Midway through the second term the lead was out to double figures and the signs were getting ominous for the hosts. Although being beaten on the glass 22-37, Ringwood punished the Falcons’ sloppy ball control to score 20 points off their 20 turnovers while coughing it up only three times themselves. Waverley stopped the bleeding after the main break to match the Hawks’ scoring, but with five players hitting double figures it was Ringwood’s depth that sealed the result. Ringwood guard Tara Blair continued her good shooting form to score a team high 17 points. Import Jadee Rooney added 16 and Hawks veteran Lisa Ewin added a season high 15 points. Hosting cellar dwellers Sherbrooke Suns next Saturday night, the Hawks will not want to take the visitors lightly as they look to cement a top two placing. Tip-off is at the Maroondah Indoor Sports Centre is at 6.15pm.

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KILSYTH Cobras women took care of business at home and in the process moved back into the top four of the South East Australian Basketball League south conference on Saturday night. The Cobras beat Launceston Tornadoes 72-60 at Kilsyth Sports Centre with athletic centre Carley Mijovic continuing her recent hot form with 27 points and 12 rebounds in just 30 minutes on court. The Cobras also won the rebound count 44-35 and had excellent contributions from guard Olivia Bontempelli (13 points) and guard Sarah Parsons (eight points, 11 rebounds and four assists). The win was the Cobras’ second straight victory but they face a stern test this weekend with the in-form Bendigo Braves women coming to Kilsyth to face the Cobras at 6pm on Saturday night. The Cobras men continued their hapless season with an overtime loss to North-West Tasmania, also at Kilsyth Sports Centre on Saturday night. Cobras import EJ Kusyner made two free throws with 40 seconds left to tie the game but neither side could score again, forcing overtime. In the extra session the Cobras had the lead in the final two minutes, but some costly turnovers and timely made shots from Eric Gaff and Troy Payne had the visitors home 94-91. Tim Lang had 24 points for the Cobras while Kusyner added 23 points and Tiri Masunda 19 points. The Cobras men have another tough match-up against the Bendigo Braves men at Kilsyth Stadium at 8.15pm this Saturday. — Roy Ward

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Demons tighten grip on top position MONTROSE is the clear front-runner for the Eastern Football League division 2 premiership after a comfortable 33-point victory over highflying North Ringwood at Montrose Recreation Reserve on Saturday. The win takes the Demons two games clear of the Saints and Croydon in second and third place respectively. The Demons led at every change with a fivegoals-to-two second term proving the decisive move in the match. The Demons won the match 15.15 (105) to 10.12 (72).

Brett Johnson and Heath Roberts both kicked three goals for the Demons. Jye Goodman, Andrew Haining, David Bell, Jack Garthwaite and Johnson were named best players. Tom Hill kicked four goals for the Saints, with Heath Decker, James Dean, Max Melzar and Hill named in the best. Mooroolbark fell further adrift of the top three with a disappointing loss to Doncaster East by 26 points at Heights Reserve. Doncaster East took the lead at half-time and held it for the second half. Mark Martin and Chris Murphy kicked three

goals each for the Mustangs. Sean Roach, Murphy, Sean McManus and Nathan Muratore were named best players. Croydon had a 33-point win over Donvale and Josh Bolton and James Grant were named best players. EFL division 2 ladder: Montrose 28 points, 224.81 per cent; North Ringwood 20, 148.11; Croydon 20, 118.85; Mooroolbark 16, 89.56; Donvale 16, 86.42; Waverley Blues 12, 76.18; Bayswater 8, 109.94; Mulgrave 8, 87.46; Doncaster East 8, 68.25; Upper Ferntree Gully 4, 61.15.

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Pressure kick: Norwood’s Alexander Calder gets a kick away despite pressure from Noble Park’s Beau Cosson on Saturday. Picture: Wayne Hawkins games like this. We play them later in the year, and hopefully we are better then.” Bulls coach Mick Fogarty called the win his side’s best win of the season. “Our first half was outstanding,” Fogarty said. “Our ball movement, overlap and skill execution was as good as it’s been all year.” The Norsemen were surprised to find out McCormack was reported late in the first term after a marking contest in which his elbow appeared to have struck a Bulls player. McCormack was yellow-carded in the incident but post game was offered an early guilty plea of two weeks. The club rejected it and opted to

fight the charge this week. South Croydon had arguably its most important win of the season by beating bottom side East Burwood and opening a three-game lead over the Burs in last spot. Lilydale beat East Ringwood by 10 points. EFL division 1 ladder: Balwyn 28 points, 192.91 per cent; Noble Park 20, 152.79; Vermont 20, 148.07; Norwood 20, 123.02; Lilydale 16, 107.34; Rowville 12, 91.42; Knox 12, 85.39; Blackburn 12, 78.59; South Croydon 12, 77.82; East Ringwood 8, 97.77; Scoresby 8, 56.07; East Burwood 0, 59.14.

Yarra Valley sinks on interleague ladder with loss to Gippsland YARRA Valley Mountain District Football League will drop down the standings in the Victorian Country Football League’s interleague ladder after losing to Gippsland Football League on Saturday. Yarra Valley lost by 84 points at Ted Summerton Oval in Moe in what was a battle between the ninth and 10th ranked leagues in the VCFL. Gippsland won the match 18.15 (123) to

5.9 (39). Gippsland led at each change and took their lead to 10 goals at the final change following a six-goal to two third term. Yarra Valley’s best players were Liam Barnard, Cameron Carmody, Russell Cowan, Nicholas Mende, Tim McKail and Shane Williams. The VCFL is expected to announce its new interleague rankings soon. The new rankings will decide who Yarra Valley plays in next year’s

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Raging Bulls rout Norsemen THEY say imitation is the ultimate form of flattery, so if Norwood finishes ahead of Noble Park this season, the Bulls should consider it a homage. Noble Park was dominant in its win over the Norsemen at Pat Wright Senior Oval on Saturday, winning by 59 points and taking the points in almost every position on the ground. The Norsemen’s kicking and ball use under pressure crumbled against the Bulls’ tackling and ability to string passes together and then kick a goal. Noble Park won the match 15.20 (110) to Norwood 7.9 (51) and may well have won by triple figures had they kicked accurately in the second half, posting only five goals after the main break. Former Bulls premiership coach Denis Knight, now coach of Norwood, said his side had plenty to work on. “It’s the standard we’ve got to get to,” Knight said. “We got bullied; Noble Park just played a tough, uncompromising game of footy and smashed us.” The Norsemen named David Trotter, Matt McCormack, Matt Declar and Alexander Calder best players but will spend the week assessing how they were so soundly beaten in a match against a Bulls side they may well meet in the Eastern Football League division 1 finals. “They used the footy well; we didn’t,” Knight said. “They really hurt us on turnovers, absolutely killed us. “We keep chipping away at it [our kicking]. Unfortunately it bites us on the proverbial in

interleague match. The under-18 match between the two leagues was much closer, but once again Gippsland scored a victory by 15 points. Gippsland under-18s won 10.10 (70) to 7.13 (55). Yarra Valley under-18s best players were Joel Coombs, Gareth Fraser, Daimon Kift, William Mutschler, Hayden Smith, Lachlan Scattergood.

TAC Cup: Eastern Ranges, bye. Eastern Football League: Division 1: Balwyn 24.12 (156) d Scoresby 6.9 (45); South Croydon 13.12 (90) d East Burwood 9.11 (65); Lilydale 15.11 (101) d East Ringwood 13.13 (91); Noble Park 15.20 (110) d Norwood 7.9 (51); Rowville 11.11 (77) d Blackburn 10.6 (66); Vermont 14.12 (96) d Knox 10.2 (62). Division 2: Bayswater 19.9 (123) d Upper Ferntree Gully 5.5 (35); Croydon 16.11 (107) d Donvale 11.8 (74); Montrose 15.15 (105) d North Ringwood 10.12 (72); Doncaster East 17.13 (115) d Mooroolbark 12.17 (89); Waverley Blues 10.9 (69) d Mulgrave 7.12 (54). Division 3: Doncaster 14.13 (97) d Boronia 8.13 (61); Glen Waverley Hawks 15.12 (102) d Ringwood 10.14 (74); Mitcham 21.7 (133) d Wantirna South 15.11 (101); Heathmont 11.8 (74) d Templestowe 9.12 (66); Warrandyte 13.16 (94) d Whitehorse Pioneers 12.10 (82); The Basin 19.11 (125) d Chirnside Park 15.17 (107). Division 4: Forest Hill 20.14 (134) d Park Orchards 11.17 (83); Silvan 18.18 (126) d Canterbury 7.10 (52); South Belgrave 18.13 (121) d Nunawading 17.10 (112); Kilsyth 17.10 (112) d Surrey Park 8.12 (60); Coldstream 18.15 (123) d Eastern Lions 5.12 (42). Yarra Valley Mountain District FL: Interleague: Seniors, Gippsland FL 18.15 (123) d Yarra Valley MDFL 5.9 (39); Under-18s, Gippsland FL u18s 10.10 (70) d Yarra Valley MDFL u18s 7.13 (55). For full results go to maroondahweekly.com.au/sport THIS WEEK TAC Cup: Eastern Ranges v Bendigo Pioneers, Box Hill City Oval 2pm. Eastern Football League: Division 1: South Croydon v Noble Park, Cheong Park, 2pm; East Burwood v Vermont, East Burwood Reserve, 2.10pm; Knox v Rowville, Knox Gardens Reserve, 2.10pm; Blackburn v East Ringwood, Morton Park, 2.10pm; Norwood v Balwyn, Mullum Reserve, 2.10pm; Scoresby v Lilydale, Scoresby Recreation Reserve, 2.10pm. Division 2: Mooroolbark v Mulgrave, Heights Reserve, 2.10pm; Upper Ferntree Gully v Croydon, Kings Park, 2.10pm; Waverley Blues v Montrose, Mt Waverley Reserve, 2.10pm; North Ringwood v Donvale, Quambee Reserve, 2.10pm; Doncaster East v Bayswater, Zerbes Reserve, 2.10pm. Division 3: The Basin v Heathmont, Batterham Reserve, 2.10pm; Chirnside Park v Glen Waverley Hawks, Kimberley Reserve, 2.10pm; Whitehorse Pioneers v Ringwood, Springfield Park, 2.10pm; Boronia v Templestowe, Tormore Reserve, 2.10pm; Mitcham v Warrandyte, Walker Reserve, 2.10pm; Wantirna South v Doncaster, Walker Reserve, 2.10pm. Division 4: Canterbury v Surrey Park, Canterbury Sports Ground, 2.10pm; Ferntree Gully v Silvan, Ferntree Gully Reserve, 2.10pm; Forest Hill v Eastern Lions, Forest Hill Reserve, 2.10pm; Nunawading v Park Orchards, Koonung Reserve, 2.10pm; Kilsyth v Coldstream, Pinks Reserve, 2.10pm; South Belgrave, bye. Yarra Valley Mountain District FL: Division 1: Belgrave v Woori Yallock, Belgrave, 2.10pm; Emerald v Warburton Millgrove, Emerald 2.10pm; Monbulk v Mount Evelyn, Monbulk, 2.10pm; Olinda Ferny Creek v Wandin, Olinda, 2.10pm; Upwey Tecoma v Gembrook Cockatoo, Upwey, 2.10pm. Division 2: Alexandra v Healesville, Alexandra, 2.10pm; Kinglake v Powelltown, Kinglake, 2.10pm; Yarra Junction v Yarra Glen, Yarra Junction, 2.10pm; Yea v Seville, Yea, 2.10pm. All games on Saturday unless otherwise stated.

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