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THE Inverloch Stars Soccer Club
needs $70,000 in eight months
towards their contribution to the
lighting project at Thompson Re-
The campaign will start with a
major raffle which has seen many
local businesses unite to provide
some amazing prizes.
First prize is an 11ft Stand Up
Paddleboard valued at $1,200.
There are many more prizes and
tickets will be on sale over summer
at the Inverloch Arcade or through
The campaign also includes a
tax deductable donation platform
through the Australian Sports Foun-
dation whereby donors can select to
become one to five star contributors
and be etched in the club’s history
To make a donation visit www.in-
The total cost to install lighting
at Thompson Reserve is $240,000
with Bass Coast Shire committing
$70,000 if the State Government
Grant of $100,000 is successful.
The lights will allow for an ex-
tra 360 physical activity hours per
week in winter for the Inverloch
The club’s senior teams current-
ly travel to Wonthaggi to train and
their juniors are on a basketball
Established in 2011 the club al-
ready has 150 playing members in
2015 with a 50 per cent member-
ship growth this year alone.
Inverloch Stars committee mem-
ber Gene Parini is urging the com-
munity to get behind the cause.
“The target of $70,000 is a big one
but we believe people will get be-
hind it,” he said.
“The project will be a great boost
for local sport further developing
Thompson Reserve which is also
home for Inverloch Stingrays Crick-
“We’ll be trying to fundraise in
many ways. Not just raffles and
“There will be fundraising events,
business sponsorship and we’ll
probably be out rattling a tin or two
over the busy summer period.”
For more information contact
club president Pat Gilbert on
0408 079 439.
THE Boxing Day crick-
et match in Australia is
a well-worn tradition –
Aussies valiantly fighting
So too in Kernot where
the day attracts all the locals
who come for a wonderful
day of fun and laughter.
Usually the Aussies are
the younger members of
the community and Hay-
den Wallis has led them
to victory the last couple
The Poms are older
and whose catching of a
cricket ball is somewhat
impeded by the fact they
will generally have a
stubbie in their hand
and sometimes a smoke
in the other.
There was some sug-
gestion that the game
might have been rigged
with an umpire’s de-
termination that there
should be a compulsory
declaration once the
score reached 100 and
individual players to
walk at 20.
The Aussies made a
valiant 102 (declared).
Then it was down to the
Poms to hit 103 to win.
They were a ragged team
led by Hayden’s grandfa-
ther, Ken Adshead, who
having had triple bypass
operation a few years ago
and with only one eye that
worked could only see the
ball when it was about 10
He positioned himself
directly before the wick-
et to give himself the
best chance and had his
nah, and his dog, Cyril
run for him.
Ken managed to form a
last man stand with Matt
Stone, recently retired
publican of the Royal Mail
Hotel in Archies Creek to
take the lead at 103.
Byron Wallis, aged
four, was named Man of
the Match. We will need
to watch this young man
in the future, who dis-
plays a long run up to
rival Mitch Johnson and
fast bowling technique
reminiscent of DK Lillee.
Leongatha Primary School/Town CC grounds
WHEN: Mon January 25 & Tues January 26
TIME: 10am – 3pm
• COST: $65 (for two days – not half days)
• Ages: 8-16 Boys and Girls
• All coaches have Cricket Australia Coaching Registration
• Lunch & drinks provided both days
• Video Analysis
• Coaching of: 1. Batting 2. Bowling (spin & pace)
3. Fielding (advanced skills with a baseball coach) &
wicket keeping 4. Fun minor games 5. Match tactics
6. Leadership skills
To book a place...
Contact Rob Wood, Regional Cricket Manager,
Gippsland on 0408 820 582
Not for profit!
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South Gippsland SAP coach Paul
Plenkovich said Blake proves the
program works as a pathway to the
“Blake started early in our pro-
gram as a nine-year-old,” Plenkovich
“He’s playing keeper now but he
stood out as a field player as well,
because of his natural ability and
“From us he moved on to a bet-
ter team, better coaching and bet-
ter competition. It’s good to see kids
making it from a small area like
Exciting times ahead
Although the training and match
days in Melbourne are a huge com-
mitment for a 12-year-old, Blake
wouldn’t have it any other way.
“You can play sports like golf and
stuff which aren’t really a team sport,
but you don’t really get that social ef-
fect you get in team sport,” he said.
“You get to train and improve, but
as you’re doing that you’re bonding
He also paid tribute to his parents,
Paul and Nikki, who have continu-
ally supported him by driving him to
trainings and matches.
“They’ve done very well, I love
them to bits and I’d like to thank
them very much,” he said.
“It’s about four hours out of their
day three times a week and even
more on weekends so they’ve done
very well for me.”
A Boxing Day battle
The Poms celebrate their Boxing Day test win.
Byron Wallis was man of the match in the Kernot
Boxing Day test; he is congratulated by his grandfa-
ther Ken Adshead.
mary School’s oval
will host a special
coaching clinic over
the Australia Day holi-
Over Monday, Janu-
ary 25 and Tuesday,
January 26 from
10am to 3pm, boys
and girls aged eight to
16 can join the coach-
ing program and learn
how to improve their
batting, bowling (spin
and pace), fielding,
match tactics and
There will also be
Lunch and drinks
are provided on both
days. Cost is $65.
For more informa-
Wood, Regional Crick-
et Manager, Gipps-
land on 0408 820 582
COMMUNITY football has em-
braced AFL Victoria’s Player Points
System ahead of season 2016, with
Metropolitan Leagues and Region
Commissions well advanced with
the implementation of the system.
AFL Victoria Community Football
and Engagement Manger, Brett Con-
nell said the Player Points System is
an integral component of AFL Victo-
ria’s Community Club Sustainability
Program, which aims to address es-
calating player payments in commu-
“The work carried out by Metro-
politan Leagues and Region Com-
missions has been a terrific endorse-
ment of the program, with the total
team points for their competitions
now determined and local commit-
tees established to reassess players
and club’s point allocations where
appropriate,” he said.
“This flexibility is important to al-
low leagues and regions to manage
their competitions as required and
at the same time remain consistent
within the state-wide Player Points
The Player Points System allocates
players with a certain number of
points, based upon their playing his-
tory and achievements in the three
seasons prior to joining their cur-
rent club, with deductions then ap-
plied based on service to their cur-
To date only one league in the state
the Picola and District Football
League – have confirmed they will
not adopt the policy.
As such, any player recruited
from the Picola and District Foot-
ball League for the 2016 season, re-
gardless of their playing history and
achievements will be valued at one
point, consistent with the policy.
In addition to the Player Points
System, a salary cap continues to be
developed and is anticipated to be
released by June 30, 2016 to allow
leagues sufficient time to educate
and implement the policy in readi-
ness for the 2017 season.
Footy points system accepted
Cornelis leaps at opportunity
AFTER delays and issues with
ground coverage, the Newhaven Re-
serve will be dug up again.
The Phillip Island Soccer Club cam-
paigned for years to have drainage in-
stalled after games at the pitch were
cancelled or relocated.
Finally in 2014, the club received
the announcement it had been wait-
Earlier this year, council tendered
out the drainage project and a subsur-
face drainage system was installed.
The drainage system had signifi-
cantly improved the ground, but a
routine inspection found the works
hadn’t achieved the filtration rate ex-
The Phillip Island Soccer Club re-
leased a notice to members on its
Facebook page, stating that after soil
tests were conducted, it was discov-
ered the wrong sand was used to cov-
er the drainage lines.
The drainage lines will now be dug
up and replaced with appropriate
That work is expected to be com-
pleted in January.
Council’s General Manager Infra-
structure, Felicity Sist, said the addi-
tional works would come at no cost to
“Through monitoring the perform-
ance of the drainage and testing of the
drainage lines, we have reached agree-
ment with the contractor to undertake
rectification works,” she said.
“The works will occur in January at
a time to cause the least disruption to
Users of the Reserve have been
notified of the temporary closure,
namely the Phillip Island Break-
ers Soccer Club and the Phillip
Island Cricket Club.
The drainage lines at the Newhaven Reserve will be dug up in January
and replaced with appropriate sand, after it was discovered the wrong
sand had been used to cover the drainage lines. The initial drainage
works at the site were announced by Councillor Brad Drew and Phillip
Island Soccer Club President Daren Dempsey in 2014. rg055114
Major raffle kicks off Stars’ campaign
Additional works to Newhaven Reserve
Inverloch Stars Soccer Club committee member Paul Plenkovich with
sponsors of the major raffle Paul Deery, Maryanne Plenkovich, James
Morgen and Dennis Piasente with junior Stars Oscar, Mia and Max.
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