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BFL: Sacked Sebastopol coach Phil Carman says the right call was made

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Sacked Sebastopol coach Phil Carman earlier this year.SACKED Sebastopol coach Phil Carman says he feels like a weight has been lifted off his shoulders.

Carman coached his last Ballarat Football League match for Sebastopol on Saturday, in his side’s 111-point loss to Redan.

It was Sebastopol’s seventh 100-point plus loss for the year, in what has been another winless season for the Kookaburras.

The former VFL/AFL star said the decision by the club to cut him loose three games from season’s end was the right call and he held no bitterness towards Sebastopol.

He will be replaced by interim coach Wayne Sheridan for the rest of the season, who has coached the under-18.5s for the season, while last year’s senior coach Shawne Dummett will coach the underagers.

Carman had originally signed on for two years but told the club during the week that he would not stay on board for 2015, at which point the decision was made to end his tenure after Saturday’s game.

“It would have been a case of just going through the motions if I was there for another three weeks, it was a good call,” Carman said.

“To be honest I feel absolutely wonderful. I can honestly say a massive weight has been lifted off my shoulders.”

Carman still lives in Bendigo and was forced to drive more than 90 minutes to training twonights a week, as well as on match day.

Sebastopol president Chris Parker said it was far from ideal to have a coach that was not part of the Ballarat community try to resurrect his side.

“We felt it wasn’t the right thing for our group to have a coach that doesn’t live in the town,” Parker said.

“We need someone that is in the town that is still connected with the league.

“We don’t want to be in the same position as last year where we don’t have a coach late in the year. The search starts now.”

Carman was signed in November last year and was the last BFL coach to jump on board for the 2014 season.

He admitted he was behind the eight-ball to start off with, with no big recruits and only an extremely young list at his disposal.

“I’ve never had to coach sides where players can play without training, I don’t think that would happen with other clubs in the league,” Carman said.

“It was too hard to build up good relationships with the players when I was living so far away.”

The Burras have won just one match in their last 52 games, but Carman said he thought it would be possible for someone to turn the club around.

“They need to recruit heavily but also keep everyone they already have,” he said.

“It will be hard for whoever steps up, but it is possible.”

Sebastopol faces Melton, Bacchus Marsh and Ballarat in its three remaining games for the year.

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Sea lion surprise for paddle boarder

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Vitalik Chipurim watches as the sea lion seems determined to get onto his board. Photo: Robbie RichesA man paddle boarding near Trigg had a big surprise this morning when a sea lion tried to climb onto his board.

Vitalik Chipurim said he was paddling just off the dog beach north of Trigg when he saw something grey swimming in the water.

“I thought it was a person until I got closer and saw it was a sea lion,” he said.

“I fell off my board a couple of times as he swam around, and for about ten minutes the sea lion was as interested in me as I was in him.

“He was floating around the board and at one time tried to get on the back of it.”

The mechanical engineer, who is a regular surfer, paddler and kite surfer, was delighted with the close encounter.

“I wasn’t nervous, I was really happy with the seal lion. Although I was a bit nervous in case there were some other things around – the kind of thing that eats seals and sea lions,” Mr Chipurim said.

The whole encounter was filmed by GetFishing南京夜网.au director Robbie Riches, who was at the beach at the time.

Mr Riches said the encounter took place just 30 meters from the beach. He has uploaded the pictures and video to his website.

It was Mr Chipurim’s second close encounter: eight years ago he was surfing off the Great Ocean Road in Victoria’s south west when he had an encounter with a seal.

“I didn’t see it at first and then I noticed my friends on the beach shouting and pointing at something in the water close to me,” he said.

“That made me a bit nervous. Then suddenly the seal and I saw each other. I don’t think he had noticed me until then.  He belted off in one direction and I belted off in the other.”

Sea lions inhabit several islands off the metropolitan coastline, including Carnac and Garden islands.

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HFNL Round 15: Football results

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Warrnambool 4.1, 7.1, 13.2, 15.7 (97)

Koroit 2.1, 8.2, 9.3, 12.4 (76)

GOALS, Warrnambool :S. Cowling 5, J. Rowan 4, J. O’Donnell 2, J. Turland 2, L. Hoy 1, T. Graham 1

Koroit :S. Dobson 3, J. Whitehead 3, L. Nagorcka 2, I. Templeton 1, J. Hausler 1, E. Zimmer 1,B. Turner-Dwyer 1

BEST, Warrnambool :S. Cowling, A. McCarthy, B. Moore, D. McCorkell, T. Graham, J. O’Donnell

Koroit :W. Drew, T. Carter, J. Hausler, S. Dobson, T. Zimmer

Terang Mortlake 6.5, 6.5, 8.9, 11.12 (78)

Cobden 5.6, 5.6, 8.8, 10.10 (70)

GOALS, Terang Mortlake :C. Rounds 3, D. O’Connor 2, C. Bant 2, A. Moloney 2, S. McLean 1, T. Smith 1

Cobden :C. Paatsch 5, D. Semmens 1, B. Salmon 1, L. Evans 1, M. Salmon 1, L. Dare 1

BEST, Terang Mortlake :T. Smith, S. Staunton, J. Meade, S. McLean, C. Rounds, C. Baxter

Cobden :D. Semmens, C. Paatsch, P. Foster, L. Dare, P. Hinkley, B. Richardson

Camperdown 2.2, 3.6, 5.6, 11.9 (75)

Port Fairy 2.4, 2.6, 4.10, 4.13 (37)

GOALS, Camperdown :D. Casey 4, J. Hickey 3, L. Darcy 2, D. Pemberton 1, M. Danahay 1

Port Fairy :G. Robinson 2, J. Hetherington 1, J. Coleman 1

BEST, Camperdown :D. Baker, J. Hickey, C. Spence, D. Pemberton, C. Fitzgerald, L. Darcy

Port Fairy :I. Martin, J. Coleman, D. Gunning, S. Anson, N. Sheehan, S. McCartney

Hamilton Kangaroos 5.1, 9.8, 12.12, 24.17 (161)

South Warrnambool 5.1, 7.4, 10.5, 10.8 (68)

GOALS, Hamilton Kangaroos :R. Newell 5, H. Douglas 4, T. Feely 4, R. Fischer 3, J. Riddle 1, G. Crawford 1,J. Watson 1, J. McIntosh 1, K. Uebergang 1, M. Lowe 1, B. Thomas 1, T. Meulendyks 1

South Warrnambool :C. Lee 4, R. Gregg 2, T. Ryan 1, S. Thompson 1, K. Eagleson 1, A. Hunt 1

BEST, Hamilton Kangaroos :B. Thomas, K. Uebergang, G. Crawford, J. Watson, J. Meulendyks, J. McIntosh

South Warrnambool :H. Lee, H. McCluggage, C. Lee, S. Thompson, P. Anderson, J. Alexander


Portland 2.3, 3.6, 7.8, 10.9 (69)

North Warrnambool Eagles 0.0, 0.5, 1.5, 2.5 (17)

GOALS, Portland :P. Thornton 2, M. Carr 2, T. Boots 1, J. Quinlivan 1, Z. Telfer 1, K. Taylor 1,A. Symons 1, T. Vaughan 1

North Warrnambool Eagles :M. Williams 1, D. Cross 1

BEST, Portland :B. Finnegan, M. Matthews, K. Taylor, Z. Telfer, T. Harper, J. Clark

North Warrnambool Eagles :H. Schlaghecke, N. Murphy, L. Williams, C. Pyke, L. Lyons, C. Galbraith

Warrnambool 3.6, 5.9, 7.16, 10.20 (80)

Koroit 0.1, 4.4, 8.6, 9.7 (61)

GOALS, Warrnambool :B. Cooper 3, P. Mitchell 2, L. O’Connor 1, T. Cain 1, M. Williams 1, N. Danckert 1,B. O’Rourke 1

Koroit :D. O’Grady 2, M. McNally 2, J. Coghlan West 2, D. Noonan 1, J. Tobias 1, T. Mugavin 1

BEST, Warrnambool :L. O’Connor, L. Steere, B. O’Rourke, P. Mitchell, B. Cooper, C. McLaren

Koroit :D. O’Grady, J. Coghlan West, J. Murley, M. Bushell, M. McNally, K. McElgunn

Terang Mortlake 4.1, 7.4, 10.8, 13.9 (87)

Cobden 1.4, 3.4, 5.5, 8.9 (57)

GOALS, Terang Mortlake :J. Arundell 7, T. Conheady 2, J. McConnell 1, J. Crawley 1, J. Aitken 1, P. Kenna 1

Cobden :C. McLeod 3, I. Robertson 2, B. Robertson 2, M. Harkin 1

BEST, Terang Mortlake :M. Hayden, J. Crawley, J. Arundell, Z. Newson, S. Spencer, P. Wallace

Cobden :J. Blain, C. McLeod, C. Mahony, I. Robertson, T. Ludeman, K. McCann

Camperdown 4.1, 8.5, 14.8, 19.11 (125)

Port Fairy 1.3, 1.3, 3.5, 4.6 (30)

GOALS, Camperdown :A. Place 5, J. Clissold 3, A. Davis 2, J. Titmus 2, E. Lucas 2, A. Robertson 1,J. Rowbottom 1, C. Gardner 1, J. Lucas 1, K. Fleming 1

Port Fairy :B. Dennis 2, S. Sakate 1, T. Covey 1

BEST, Camperdown :C. Gardner, J. Gallichan, A. Davis, A. Place, E. Lucas, J. Rowbottom

Port Fairy :T. French, B. Dennis, N. Waterson, M. Sheehan, N. Kelly, N. Bant

Hamilton Kangaroos 3.9, 7.11, 13.11, 20.13 (133)

South Warrnambool 0.0, 1.3, 3.3, 4.5 (29)

GOALS, Hamilton Kangaroos :S. Richards 5, L. Uebergang 3, B. Oswald 2, N. Armstrong 2, J. Kearney 2, D. Killmister 1,R. Luhrs 1, A. Noske 1, K. Quinn 1, A. Brown 1, C. Buckley 1

South Warrnambool :X. Donnelly 1, I. Malone 1, S. Nicolson 1, L. Anderson 1

BEST, Hamilton Kangaroos :L. Uebergang, A. Noske, A. Linke, S. Richards, B. Oswald, T. McCann

South Warrnambool :M. Farmer, J. Templeton, N. O’Connor, S. Nicolson, S. Eykels, X. Beks

Under 18.5’s

Portland 0.3, 6.4, 10.5, 10.9 (69)

North Warrnambool Eagles 1.2, 3.2, 5.4, 7.4 (46)

GOALS, Portland :P. Haylock 2, N. Valori 2, J. Murray 2, T. Haylock 1, J. Gray 1, L. Huppatz 1,C. Greenham 1

North Warrnambool Eagles :S. McKinnon 2, J. Perry 2, H. Withers 1, J. Burgess 1, R. Scoble 1

BEST, Portland :A. Cancian, P. Haylock, B. Uebergang, T. Haylock, B. Clay, J. Murray

North Warrnambool Eagles :J. Perry, L. Holland, A. Ross, R. Scoble, J. Dwyer, M. Billings

Warrnambool 3.2, 4.6, 7.7, 9.11 (65)

Koroit 0.0, 1.4, 2.4, 2.5 (17)

GOALS, Warrnambool :T. Welsh 5, T. Mahony 1, K. Hotker 1, J. Willsher 1, J. Primmer 1

Koroit :B. McCutcheon 1, B. Bell 1

BEST, Warrnambool :B. Threlfall, W. Isles, L. Bishop, J. Willsher, T. Welsh, F. Steere

Koroit :G. Swarbrick, B. McCutcheon, K. Howard, B. Bell, M. Speed, B. Quarrell

Cobden 4.5, 10.6, 14.9, 16.12 (108)

Terang Mortlake 0.0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.2 (2)

GOALS, Cobden :T. Merrett 3, C. Koroneos 3, S. Thow 2, J. Benallack 2, P. Pekin 2, D. Dare 2,N. Kemp 1, J. Hammond 1

BEST, Cobden :T. Merrett, J. Williamson, N. Mounsey, L. Robertson, L. Pekin, S. Thow

Terang Mortlake :J. Arundell, J. Johnson, B. Finnerty, J. Harris, J. O’Brien, S. Henderson

Camperdown 3.5, 5.5, 8.7, 8.9 (57)

Port Fairy 1.4, 4.6, 5.7, 6.10 (46)

GOALS, Camperdown :B. Rees 3, N. Moran 2, C. Jackson 1, J. Horan 1, H. Green 1

Port Fairy :J. Evans 1, K. Mercovich 1, S. Jenkinson 1, J. Hearn 1, I. Harman 1, L. Gunning 1

BEST, Camperdown :B. Ryan, B. Rees, H. Green, N. Moran, T. Darcy

Port Fairy :N. Waterson, J. Evans, K. Mercovich, J. Hearn, T. Blackney-Noter, P. Cummings

South Warrnambool 3.1, 6.4, 10.7, 12.8 (80)

Hamilton Kangaroos 1.1, 1.1, 2.1, 4.4 (28)

GOALS, South Warrnambool :B. Parsons 3, J. Haberfield 2, J. O’Sullivan 2, J. Herbert 1, X. Beks 1, W. Carter 1,F. McLaren 1, C. Humphrys 1

Hamilton Kangaroos :J. Cullinane 1, D. Monaghan 1, D. Morris 1, T. Goodman 1

BEST, South Warrnambool :M. DeJong, I. O’Rourke, W. Carter, B. Thornton, B. Parsons, J. O’Sullivan

Hamilton Kangaroos :L. Watt, J. Byrne, T. Fehsler, D. Morris, J. Cullinane, S. Addinsall

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Earthquake registered near Cessnock

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A seismic sensor array in Coonabarabran detected an earthquake 10km from Cessnock on Friday morning.

Michael Phillips operates theseismic sensor and saidthe event occurred around 6.15am.The earthquake measured 2.4 on the richter scale, with the epicentre located near Cessnock.

The exact location of the Seismic activity. Picture: Google

The estimated depth of the quake was about 1km and it’s likely that some residents nearby would have felt the small tremor, with Mr Phillips likening it to a “short, sharp, china-cabinet-rattler”.

Mr Phillips runs the Edward Pigot Seismic Observatory and forwarded the technical details from Friday’s event to Kevin McCue, Director of the Australian Seismological Centre, who placed the earthquake just south of Cessnock.

Geoscience Australia have yet to verify the seismic activity, but are expected to do so in the coming days.

For more information on Friday’s tremor, click here.

For detailed results, click here.

It’s been a big week in art… with Jim Pavlidis

Posted on 29/06/2018 by

A photobomber crashes Captain Cook’s selfie.This September, the reason footy fans will fill the MCG won’t be thanks to astute management by the AFL suits, but the fans’ love of the game’s traditions.

Ditto the recent World Cup finals, where the toxic smell coming from FIFA head office would have killed off most living things.

But what happens when the stench from a sporting event comes from its own genesis?

That’s what you have with the competition formerly known as the Empire Games. There’s no escaping the uneasy symbolism of the Commonwealth Games, and thankfully some Aussie athletes are doing their bit for historic accuracy in Glasgow via their fists and ill-tempered comments.

Empire remains a tough concept to market. Even if Emanuel Phillips Fox’s 1902 painting of Captain Cook’s landing at Botany Bay were altered to depict the Captain’s selfie photobombed by a curious blackfella, the awful truth of what followed remains.

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WDFNL Round 17: Football results

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Nirranda 7.3, 11.5, 16.8, 18.10 (118)

South Rovers 0.1, 4.3, 9.4, 10.6 (66)

GOALS, Nirranda :J. Dalton 7, R. Spokes 3, M. Foster 3, A. Cole 2, A. Smith 2, P. McDowall 1

South Rovers :B. Clements 3, J. Bell 2, D. Threlfall 1, T. Hirst 1, B. Hotker 1, M. Wood 1,T. Bowman 1

BEST, Nirranda :J. Dalton, A. Atkinson, L. Kensit, C. Murrell, M. Foster, A. Smith

South Rovers :J. Sheehan, J. McCosker, B. Hotker, B. Clements, J. Bell, L. Payne

Kolora-Noorat 4.4, 6.11, 8.16, 13.17 (95)

Deakin University Sharks 1.0, 1.0, 2.0, 2.0 (12)

GOALS, Kolora-Noorat :J. Gleeson 3, L. Tebble 3, P. McSween 2, T. Kenna 1, L. Kenna 1, J. Kenna 1,M. Wynd 1, S. Judd 1

Deakin University Sharks :S. Byron 1, B. Roberts 1

BEST, Kolora-Noorat :B. Kenna, J. Gleeson, J. Kenna, N. Cahir, S. O’Connor, G. O’Sullivan

Deakin University Sharks :J. Van Heugten, P. Shields, J. Higgins, N. Sinnott, W. Berryman, M. Maschek

Dennington 3.3, 7.10, 10.14, 12.17 (89)

Merrivale 2.2, 2.5, 5.7, 7.8 (50)

GOALS, Dennington :C. Keilar 4, A. Niklaus 4, D. Lewis 2, S. Graham 1, J. Morris 1

Merrivale :B. Kelly 3, J. Fary 2, T. McLean 1, J. Kelly 1

BEST, Dennington :C. Keilar, L. Pearson, S. Graham, J. Lock, D. Lewis, T. Allwood

Merrivale :A. Porter, M. Sandow, J. Kelly, H. Gurry, M. Stewart, B. Kelly

Panmure 2.3, 3.6, 5.8, 9.10 (64)

Old Collegians 2.7, 3.11, 5.11, 5.12 (42)

GOALS, Panmure :T. White 2, T. Wright 2, S. Griffin 2, P. Mahony 1, T. McKenry 1, A. White 1

Old Collegians :A. Williams 1, Z. Pickett 1, C. Chambers 1, D. Weel 1, N. Forth 1

BEST, Panmure :T. White, B. Meade, T. Wright, T. McKenry, D. Meade, A. McPherson

Old Collegians :M. Lynch, J. Lacy, P. Campbell, J. Walsh, A. Williams, E. Barker

Allansford 4.5, 13.8, 20.16, 24.18 (162)

Russell’s Creek 1.2, 3.2, 3.4, 8.8 (56)

GOALS, Allansford :J. Nowell 9, D. Kelly 5, M. Van der Mark 2, B. Williams 2, S. Doukas 1, N. Wilson 1,M. Lloyd 1, A. Noone 1, R. Neeson 1, J. Parkinson 1

Russell’s Creek :B. Jansen 2, D. Osborne 2, T. Clarke 1, M. Bignell 1, S. McDougall 1, D. Lumsden 1

BEST, Allansford :J. Cornelissen, J. Nowell, L. Robe, D. Kelly, J. Monaghan, J. Brown

Russell’s Creek :S. McDougall, J. Linford, T. Clarke, M. Bignell, B. Jansen, J. Everall

East Warrnambool Bombers 3.4, 6.6, 9.8, 11.9 (75)

Timboon Demons 2.2, 4.5, 6.8, 8.13 (61)

GOALS, East WarrnamboolBombers :B. Gray 3, J. Malone 3, J. Hughson 2, P. Shepherd 1, C. Jarvis 1, S. Tindall 1

Timboon Demons :A. Blake 2, D. Cahill 2, J. Moriarty 1, T. Brown 1, W. Hollick 1, T. Hunt 1

BEST, East Warrnambool Bombers :J. Hughson, J. Malone, B. Gray, S. Tindall, K. Moloney, A. Sumner

Timboon Demons :B. Hallyburton, J. Moriarty, D. Smith, A. Rosolin, L. Alsop, W. Hollick


Nirranda 2.5, 4.8, 4.10, 4.13 (37)

South Rovers 1.1, 2.1, 3.4, 5.5 (35)

GOALS, Nirranda :L. McKenzie 2, T. Dark 1, C. Haberfield 1

South Rovers :B. Ryan 2, M. Wormald 1, D. Pender 1, S. McAlpine 1

BEST, Nirranda :A. Price, B. Foster, L. McKenzie, B. Wallace, N. Walsh, J. Anderton

South Rovers :J. Brown, C. May, S. McAlpine, M. Izzo, T. Krepp, D. Clifford

Kolora-Noorat 2.2, 4.3, 6.3, 7.6 (48)

Deakin University Sharks 0.0, 1.0, 1.0, 1.0 (6)

GOALS, Kolora-Noorat :D. Wynd 2, T. Reid 2, B. Gherashe 1, W. Attrill 1, S. Clifford 1

Deakin University Sharks :J. Vague 1

BEST, Kolora-Noorat :B. Gherashe, J. Sloane, S. Clifford, P. Glennen, M. Monaghan, T. Reid

Deakin University Sharks :D. Atkinson, C. McGrath, E. English, B. Rogers, B. Faltum, J. Ruddle

Merrivale 3.1, 5.2, 8.4, 9.9 (63)

Dennington 2.0, 3.1, 3.2, 4.2 (26)

GOALS, Merrivale :M. Dowd 2, T. McCosh 1, N. Bristol 1, S. Astbury 1, L. Quarrell 1, N. Crute 1,S. Inverarity 1, J. Cook 1

Dennington :M. O’Rourke 2, S. Curtis 1, J. Vincent 1

BEST, Merrivale :S. Astbury, S. Inverarity, D. Tieppo, C. Cassidy, D. Schultz, J. Gleeson

Dennington :J. Lewis, W. Davies, N. Short, J. Barclay, S. Johnson, J. Vincent

Old Collegians 3.3, 6.6, 6.8, 8.8 (56)

Panmure 0.3, 0.6, 1.6, 3.7 (25)

GOALS, Old Collegians :M. Shaw 2, E. Warburton 2, X. Farrelly 2, B. Keane 1, V. Fogarty 1

Panmure :L. Allan 2, K. Smith 1

BEST, Old Collegians :X. Farrelly, M. Shaw, G. Walsh, E. Warburton, J. Wallace, J. Van Engelen

Panmure :C. Bellman, D. Ryan, M. Ellerton, J. Scott, J. Philp, L. Allan

Allansford 6.5, 10.11, 19.17, 24.21 (165)

Russell’s Creek 1.0, 1.1, 1.1, 1.1 (7)

GOALS, Allansford :S. Boyd 5, S. Watson 3, S. Arthurs 2, A. Ryan 2, L. Shillingford 2, J. Trotman 2,B. Boyd 2, N. Adams 1, A. Seare 1, M. Smith 1, J. Tennant 1, G. McCluggage 1,S. Angel 1

Russell’s Creek :Z. Welsford 1

BEST, Allansford :A. Ryan, S. Watson, S. Boyd, S. Aberline, B. White, S. Angel

Russell’s Creek :C. Bellman, N. Mullen, Z. Welsford, C. Bishop, C. Bartlett, A. Rook

East WarrnamboolBombers 2.4, 5.7, 7.9, 7.11 (53)

Timboon Demons 1.1, 3.3, 5.5, 7.8 (50)

GOALS, East WarrnamboolBombers :J. Cruickshank 3, S. Lovett 3, D. Ferrier 1

Timboon Demons :N. Gowland 4, J. Walker 2, C. Hallyburton 1

BEST, East WarrnamboolBombers :C. Carter, D. Ferrier, H. Laird, L. Hadden, K. Brooker, T. Arundell

Timboon Demons :N. Gowland, S. Doolan, P. Fowler, B. Askew, A. Ludeman, J. Rhode

Under 17 1/2’s

South Rovers 5.3, 9.7, 14.12, 18.20 (128)

Nirranda 0.1, 0.1, 1.1, 1.2 (8)

GOALS, South Rovers :A. Bosse 3, J. Bell 3, T. Hirst 2, I. McLeod 2, L. Ryan 2, R. Keegan 1,J. Butler 1, S. Williams 1, J. Morton 1, J. Suggett 1, R. Bunney 1

Nirranda :B. Couch 1

BEST, South Rovers :B. Hancocks, J. Butler, D. Attrill, R. Bunney, B. Bushell, J. Suggett

Nirranda :J. McLaren, T. Smurtwaite, B. Young, K. Spokes, J. Walsh, M. Banks

Kolora-Noorat 1.1, 2.6, 6.9, 8.20 (68)

Mortlake Junior Sharks 0.0, 0.1, 0.1, 0.1 (1)

GOALS, Kolora-Noorat :P. Bourke 2, M. Williams 1, T. Gray 1, S. Conheady 1, T. Suhan 1, J. Hoare 1,X. O’Connor 1

BEST, Kolora-Noorat :X. O’Connor, T. Suhan, P. Bourke, S. Conheady, T. Gray, M. Williams

Mortlake Junior Sharks :C. Finnerty, J. Tanner, D. Cummins, W. Ruddle, N. Parsons, G. Monteith

Merrivale 3.3, 7.4, 10.9, 10.16 (76)

Dennington 0.0, 1.0, 3.1, 4.2 (26)

GOALS, Merrivale :J. Britton 4, J. Abrahams 2, J. Carroll 2, L. Massey 1, J. Neave 1

Dennington :J. Sheen 2, S. Alberts 1, J. Moloney 1

BEST, Merrivale :J. Petherick, J. Melis-Sharp, O. Watson, J. Carroll, A. Pulling, D. Lovell

Dennington :M. Dwyer, J. O’Keeffe, J. Moloney, L. Byrne, J. Sheen, S. Kelson

Panmure 1.1, 5.2, 5.2, 9.2 (56)

Old Collegians 1.3, 3.3, 4.4, 4.6 (30)

GOALS, Panmure :T. Hay 5, D. Payne 1, W. Duffus 1, T. Toohey 1, J. Cameron 1

Old Collegians :B. Rantall 1, J. Malone 1, M. Wickham 1, M. Boyd 1

BEST, Panmure :F. Roche, T. Hay, M. Crothers, O. Westwick, T. Toohey, N. Kelly

Old Collegians :J. Malone, D. Keane, B. Rantall, H. Cawthorn, Z. Brooks, Z. Wackett

Russell’s Creek 7.2, 10.4, 14.7, 17.10 (112)

Allansford 1.0, 2.0, 5.3, 7.4 (46)

GOALS, Russell’s Creek :L. Antonio 8, B. Hunt 3, T. Wason 2, Z. Welsford 2, H. Bond 1, L. O’Connor 1

Allansford :C. Gale 2, C. Johnstone 1, B. Oakley 1, T. Johnstone 1, B. Stuchbury 1, S. Byron 1

BEST, Russell’s Creek :L. Antonio, Z. Welsford, T. Wason, T. Smith, B. Thomson, J. Howarth-Green

Allansford :C. Gale, S. Byron, B. Croft, J. Hards, J. Coyle

Timboon Demons 3.8, 10.12, 18.16, 23.17 (155)

East WarrnamboolBombers 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0 (0)

GOALS, Timboon Demons :M. Drayton 5, J. Bentley 4, S. Plozza 3, A. Doak 3, Z. Negrello 2, C. Kensit 2,D. Tribe 1, R. Smith 1, D. Denny 1, J. Rowe 1

BEST, Timboon Demons :S. Plozza, M. Drayton, C. Kensit, J. Bentley, R. Cardwell, J. Crean

East WarrnamboolBombers :C. Hukatai, L. Featherby, T. Paterson, C. Porter, H. Eddington, J. Hetherington

Under 14 1/2’s

Nirranda 1.3, 3.3, 5.5, 7.10 (52)

South Rovers 0.0, 1.0, 1.1, 1.1 (7)

GOALS, Nirranda :A. Lowe 3, J. Folkes 3, B. Couch 1

South Rovers :G. McLeod 1

BEST, Nirranda :Z. Norman, L. Walsh, W. Renyard, J. Couch, B. Couch, R. Nutting

South Rovers :B. Hawkes, L. Dwyer, C. Stewart, J. Carter, Z. Timms, C. Bourke

Kolora-Noorat 1.5, 2.6, 3.7, 4.12 (36)

Mortlake Junior Sharks 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 1.0 (6)

GOALS, Kolora-Noorat :N. Hoare 1, T. Henderson 1, J. Bartlett 1, C. McLean 1

Mortlake Junior Sharks :C. Finnerty 1

BEST, Kolora-Noorat :N. Hoare, L. McConnell, C. McLean, T. Brooks, J. Dillon, S. Mc Intosh

Mortlake Junior Sharks :C. Finnerty, J. Williamson, J. O’Connor, J. Lehmann, W. Kain, B. Loader

Dennington 2.0, 2.0, 6.3, 7.5 (47)

Merrivale 0.1, 0.5, 0.5, 1.7 (13)

GOALS, Dennington :J. Creed 4, S. Alberts 1, J. Simms 1, H. Prout 1

Merrivale :J. Neave 1

BEST, Dennington :J. O’Connor, B. Brooks, J. Creed, S. Alberts, J. Hand, H. Prout

Merrivale :J. Neave, T. Porter, M. Fogarty, M. Davies, A. Jennings, K. Walker

Old Collegians 4.2, 6.6, 8.9, 8.13 (61)

Panmure 0.0, 0.1, 0.1, 0.1 (1)

GOALS, Old Collegians :J. Smith 5, B. McGowan 1, H. Sinclair 1

BEST, Old Collegians :J. Smith, J. Brooks, J. Ugle-Hagan, L. Duynhoven, M. Hose

Panmure :A. Brown, A. Cook, I. Sinnott, J. Grundy, T. Keast, M. McKenzie

Allansford 9.3, 14.4, 23.7, 29.10 (184)

Russell’s Creek 0.0, 0.1, 0.1, 0.1 (1)

GOALS, Allansford :B. Bell 9, L. Irving 8, J. Chatfield 6, B. Dignan 2, I. Campbell 1, J. Rea 1,L. Nevill 1, B. Baker 1

BEST, Allansford :J. McConnell, B. Edge, B. Bell, L. Irving, J. Chatfield, I. Campbell

Russell’s Creek :J. Hamilton, T. Oakley, C. Robertson, O. Sanderson, B. Carroll, B. Kiensrod

East WarrnamboolBombers 1.2, 2.2, 4.3, 5.4 (34)

Timboon Demons 1.3, 2.4, 3.5, 3.7 (25)

GOALS, East WarrnamboolBombers :C. Hukatai 2, D. Neoh 2, C. Remine 1

Timboon Demons :C. McKenzie 1, B. Bacon 1, A. Beaton 1

BEST, East WarrnamboolBombers :C. Hukatai, J. Williams, C. King, J. Flaherty, L. Byrne, A. Wright

Timboon Demons :A. Beaton, T. Cardwell, C. McKenzie, B. Kelly, M. Bond, N. Delaney

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State’s divide an entrenched legacy

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PAROCHIALISM: a narrow outlook or scope; provincialism.

The rivalry between Tasmania’s North and South is well known and many historians believe it originated from when Van Diemens Land had a governor either side of the 42nd parallel, during the early years of European settlement.

However, one governor was introduced in 1813 and there have been several attempts to quash the rivalry, but it still continues today.

Tasmanian historian and University of Tasmania senior lecturer Stefan Petrow said throughout the 19th century Launceston thought Hobart received too much government funding.

“Launceston got a bit tired of asking for money so they became very self-reliant and the Launceston City Council did a lot of things off its own back,” Dr Petrow said.

“That is why Launceston had a sewerage system earlier than Hobart, had a really good water supply, electricity and so on.

“They always looked forward and just did it instead of waiting around for government to do it for us.

“Launceston was a leader in municipal government, not just in Tasmania, but in Australia.”

Dr Petrow said almost every capital city around the world was always favoured by government – simply because of its capital status – and that Hobart was no different.

“But the problem was Hobart was run down for much of the 19th century and it wasn’t until the early 20th century it started to pick up and follow Launceston’s lead,” he said.

“Even though Hobart is the political capital, Launceston has always been regarded as the commercial capital.

“Rivalry is probably natural in a small place … it can be mainly beneficial if it spurs people on to bigger and better things, but if it makes people disillusioned, disenchanted it’s a different story.”

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Lions ruckman Martin thriving

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Martin being spoken to by former Melbourne coach Mark Neeld in 2012. Photo: Sebastian CostanzoMidway through the season Stefan Martin could have been forgiven for thinking his race as an AFL ruckman was run.

The Brisbane Lions’ primary ruckman Matthew Leuenberger was still making his way back from an Achilles ailment, but recently-acquired former Cat Trent West was holding his own in the interim.

Out of contract at season’s end – and having played just five games in one and a half years since being traded from Melbourne to the Brisbane Lions, a result of ankle, hamstring and back injuries – 27-year-old Martin looked from afar to be in football purgatory.

But the cruel misfortune of one is so often the turning point for another.

West succumbed to a season-ending knee injury during the Lions’ thrilling round 11 victory over Carlton. It coincided with Martin’s second game back in the NEAFL, a convincing display right before the eyes of coach Justin Leppitsch.

What has transpired since Martin’s round 12 recall to the Lions’ side has been nothing short of remarkable.

In seven games Martin has not only resuscitated his career but pricked the attention of opposition clubs. He is averaging 20 disposals a game, making him the most prolific ball-winning ruckman in the competition. His consistency stands out, having accumulated no fewer than 16 touches in any of his appearances.

More importantly, the Lions have had three wins in this time. They had just two in the preceding 10 outings.

Not surprisingly, Martin feels he is playing the best football of his career.

His management has begun negotiations with the Lions, but Martin suggested there was a “fair way to go” until any deal was struck.

“I love the club … they were really supportive through the injury,” Martin said.

However, Leuenberger will return at some point and, with Martin suggesting a “70-30” preference for time in the ruck compared with up forward, the picture becomes unclear.

“We’ll see where the club has me in its plans,” Martin said.

Before any ultimatums though, there is the matter of toppling his former Demons at Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Martin was sidelined when the sides met last year, making this his first meeting with old ruck sparring partner Mark Jamar, who Martin rates highly.

The pair maintain a relationship, with Martin picking Jamar’s brain last month for some crib notes on facing West Coast’s Nic Naitanui.

Martin suffered similar problems at Melbourne to those he has faced at the Lions: injury and opportunity, stuck in the shadow of 2010 All-Australian Jamar. Indeed, in the 11 games Martin played without Jamar during 2011 and 2012 he averaged a healthy 17 disposals.

The Mark Neeld era has since ended at Melbourne and Paul Roos has has helped the Demons gain some respect, even if not that many more victories. The seismic changes that have taken place at the club since Martin’s departure have quelled any yearning for vengeance.

“I don’t feel like I have anything to prove,” he said.

Martin said there had been one particularly noticeable difference in this year’s Brisbane outfit – that belief never wavered in the group, even when languishing at the bottom of the ladder.

“I feel like we’re a chance to win every week, whereas that hadn’t been the case where I’ve been in recent seasons, particularly at Melbourne.”

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Robin Hood makes merry in win over CYMS Gladiators – Gallery

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Robin Hood makes merry in win over CYMS Gladiators – Gallery PASSING INTERESTL Life Studio’s Emily Brotherton passes on Saturday. Photo: LUKE SCHUYLER

CROSSOVER: Life Studio’s Jo Locke finds an open teammate. Photo: LUKE SCHUYLER

OUT OF REACH: Life Studio’s Brooke Burcher avoids the clutches of the High A defence. Photo: LUKE SCHUYLER

HIGH ALERT: Life Studio’s Brooke Burcher is looking for an aerial route against High A. Photo: LUKE SCHUYLER

IN TRAFFIC: Life Studio’s Brooke Burcher tries to find a way through the heavy traffic. Photo: LUKE SCHUYLER

EYES ON THE PRIZE: High A’s Maddie Hales looks to thread a pass through the defence. Photo: LUKE SCHUYLER

FULL STRETCH: High A’s Cheynoah Merchant has the situation under control on Saturday. Photo: LUKE SCHUYLER


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Call of duty in the name of justice

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Northern Supreme Court registrar Chris Nason is responsible for ensuring a jury panel is available every two weeks. Picture: Phillip BiggsThe trial of Stephen RoyStandage is into its closingstages and jurors involvedhave been sitting for almostfour months – making it oneof Tasmania’s longest-running criminal trials.COREY MARTIN takes a look at the ins and outs of juryduty.”WOULD you trust your fate to 12 people who couldn’t figure out how to get out of jury duty”‘ – that’s the old one-liner that gets bandied around, but is receiving a summons that bad?

Every person who is enrolled on the state electoral roll is qualified and liable to serve as a juror and can be called at any time.

To service the Launceston Supreme Court’s jury needs about 350 people are summonsed to carry out jury duty every fortnight.

It is Northern registrar Chris Nason’s role as the deputy sheriff to ensure that there is a jury panel available every two weeks.

Mr Nason said Launceston jurors were selected at random from a pool of about 6000 people on the roll.

“We aim to have about 70 people here for each trial in Launceston and we have to send out about 350 summonses,” Mr Nason said.

“We end up deferring somewhere in the vicinity of about 230 to 240 and we have some absentees simply because in most cases the information is out of date and those people have not received their summons.

“If you are called for jury service in its current format this year, your period of service is for around two weeks – obviously that can change if you have got a trial that may go beyond two weeks.

“The Standage trial is a rare event. But that information is provided to the jurors when the empanelment process is happening.”

Mr Nason said people received a summons about two weeks before the trial was expected to start.

The process sees potential jurors go through a roll call in the assembly room and a card with their name on it then goes into a lottery box.

“The judge’s associate will draw a name for them to come forward and take a seat,” he said.

“Prosecution and defence lawyers have an opportunity to stand aside or challenge jurors.

“Once we have been through the process, when we have 12 jurors that have not been stood aside or challenged, the court will then provide those 12 jurors with more information in relation to the trial.”

Mr Nason said selected jurors were given specifics about the nature of the charge, names of witnesses due to give evidence and the expected length of the trial.

He said the judge then made inquires about whether there was any reason for the 12 selected to consider themselves ineligible to be on the jury.

Reasons could include knowing something about the case or a witness or a juror believing they could not be impartial dealing with the evidence.

In those instances, the judge my see it appropriate to excuse them.

Under the Juries Act 2003, anyone involved in the justice system is automatically exempt from jury duty along with those who struggle to understand or speak English or have a disability.

People who have been convicted of a crime and sentenced to three or more years imprisonment or detention are also disqualified.

Mr Nason said many people filed a statutory declaration to seek a deferral because of illness, work or family commitments.

Failure to attend in accordance with your summons could result in a substantial fine or imprisonment.

“The court goes to great lengths to ensure that jurors understand what’s before them,” he said.

“Effectively if they don’t, they are encouraged to ask questions – as part of their deliberations they are told that if they have any questions at all, they should advise the court and the judge works through that with them.”

Tasmanian jurors are compensated for loss of income, childcare, parking and travelling expenses and receive a $10.95 lunch allowance.

Jurors who are employed can be paid up to $224.39 per day, providing they supply evidence from their employer that they have lost salary while at court.

Unemployed jurors are paid $40 for each of the first three full days they attend and $50 thereafter.

Court sits between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

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