JOINT McDonald Medallists Clint Burdett and Graeme Mentiplay have tipped today’s Millewa Football League grand final to be a shootout between top two goal scorers Rob “Sonny” Lindsey and Mark Duscher.
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Duscher is one goal away from the magical milestone of 100 for the season, while Lindsey has amassed an impressive 132 for the year.

Incredibly, Lindsey has kicked seven goals or more in 12 of his 17 games.

Werrimull will welcome the return of Jamie Roberts, Brad Duscher and most importantly, Bendigo Gold captain Ben Duscher.

Gol Gol will go in unchanged from the side that defeated Bambill by 61 points in last weekend’s

preliminary final.

Gol Gol’s Burdett and Werrimull’s Mentiplay will be hoping for more than individual glory when the ball is bounced at Lake Cullulleraine this afternoon.

The duo were tied on 16 votes for the MFL’s best and fairest award last Friday night, but agreed a premiership medallion was more important to their CVs.

“To win it with Graeme as well, who is a great player, is a big honour for sure,” Burdett said.

“Any league medal you win is a huge honour.

“Everyone says they would like to hand back a league medal for a premiership and this is no different.”

Mentiplay said it was an honour to take out the league’s best and fairest award alongside Burdett.

“It was a very big surprise – I’m very lucky, I suppose,” Mentiplay said.

Burdett, who became the third Hawk in five years to win the McDonald Medal, said the Hawks would be keen to avenge their semi-final loss to the Magpies a fortnight ago.

“Sunday’s game against Bambill was the best we have played in probably a good month of footy,” he said.

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Clint Burdett and Graeme Mentiplay

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Rangers in bid for historic win

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THE Northern Rangers are confident they can become the first Launceston soccer club to win a state championship in 45 years.
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But they must overcome South Hobart, one of the most successful senior soccer clubs in Tasmania’s history, in the grand final at KGV today.

The squad was spoken to at training by Stewart Bain, who was a teenager playing up front for Launceston United when it won the title in 1967.

Rangers coach Peter McBeath has the same starting 11 as the one that beat Devonport City 2-1 last week.

“The boys are fit and enthusiastic, and everyone is feeling confident that we can win and just want to get down there,” McBeath said.

“To win and enter the V-League as state champions would be fantastic.”

McBeath said his side had the greatest respect for South Hobart but the Southerners were not as strong as previous years, having only just secured the Southern Premier League with a draw on the last day of the season.

“They’re a cracking team, they’re the benchmark but we’re confident we can beat them.”

McBeath said his side had been getting better and better over the finals series, particularly defensively with goalkeeper Marshall Pooley and centre back Luke Tuma back in the side.

“We’ve worked hard on our defensive shape and changed it around. Our forward structure is playing really well with the introduction of Gabriel Tams at centre forward and Mark Ambrose and Chris Hunt are in devastating form.

“I’d like to think the opposition would be worried about us. I saw Ken Morton watching our game, and he’d have seen our forward structure and know he’d need to get his defensive structure organised.”

Launceston City is competing for the women’s state championship against Olympia FC Warriors at 3pm.

City is the most successful women’s team in the state having won 10 flags in 12 seasons and only losing two games in 10 years.

But the side has only won one state championship in 2007.

The players will have extra motivation as it is coach Jason Jones’s last game in charge of the side.

MATCH FACTS

WOMEN’S STATE FINAL: Olympia FC Warriors v Launceston City at KGV (3pm).

MEN’S STATE FINAL: South Hobart v Northern Rangers at KGV (5.30pm).

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PRELIMINARY finals action kicks off at 10am today with the under 18 clash between reigning premiers Mildura and Irymple promising to be a cracker.
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While Mildura have enjoyed a bucket-load of success over the past five seasons, including this year’s minor premiership, they did suffer a slip-up last week and now look to have the job ahead of them.

However, this is not a new scenario­ for the young Demons, having claimed last season’s title in the same fashion.

The Mildura spine of Dane Costa, Lachlan Logan, James Cooper, Henry Kerr and Thomas Lanyon is an impressive line-up and if Cameron Gunn, Mitch and Josh Rogerson and Daniel Shaw can get loose and rack up some numbers, a premiership defence may be on the cards.

An area of concern for the Dees in last week’s loss was the four 50 metre penalties conceded.

Venting frustrations can be quite therapeutic and beneficial at times but on a football field, a penalty like this only transfers the individual frustration on to the other 17 team members.

Irymple tuned up nicely for this game with a comfortable win over Red Cliffs last week and will not lack any confidence or self belief heading into this week.

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Devils red hot

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HOPETOUN take on Sea Lake Nandaly in Ouyen this Saturday.
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The prize for the winner of what should be a titanic battle is to have a crack at the formidable Walpeup -Underbool outfit in next week’s MFL grand final.

Both teams bring very good form to this game.

The Devils defeated Beulah in the season’s final home-and-away game to win the double chance and they were by no means disgraced in going down to the Roos in the second semi.

In the first elimination semi-final the Tigers won a tight and tough contest against a very strong Beulah side.

Unfortunately for the Devils, they lose Quentin Willmott to a broken foot this week.

This multiplies Hopetoun’s ruck woes as he has been their first choice and has been in very good form recently.

Col Durie was great last week, just when the Tigers needed him.

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READY FOR ACTION: It was all smiles for joint McDonald Medallists Clint Burdett and Graeme Mentiplay before the serious business of today’s Millewa Football League grand final. Picture: Luke Birch

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Brimbank ropes in Hobsons Bay CEO

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BRIMBANK Council will get a new chief executive, with Hobsons Bay CEO Bill Jaboor announcing he will leave his post next month to take the top job at Sunshine.
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Mr Jaboor, who said the time was right for new challenges, started working at Hobsons Bay in 2004 after spending 10 years as CEO of Greater Shepparton.

Late Friday Mr Jaboor said it was a difficult decision to move on after almost nine years in Hobsons Bay.

“I will leave Hobsons Bay with many fond memories, and immense personal and professional pride in the achievements of the council during my time here,’’ he said.

‘‘Brimbank is a large and diverse multicultural community. I welcome the opportunities that this position will present, including the rare chance to manage the transition back to elected councillors in 2015.’’

Brimbank Council was sacked in 2009 following a damning report by Victorian Ombudsman George Brouwer.

Mr Jaboor will replace acting chief executive Kelly Grigsby.

Ms Grigsby replaced Nick Foa, who left Brimbank in May after leading the council for five years during a period of leadership turmoil.

Hobsons Bay mayor Tony Briffa said it had been a privilege to work with Mr Jaboor and the council was disappointed to lose him.

“Bill’s appointment will open new opportunities for us to work closer together at a strategic level with Brimbank and other western councils for the betterment of the region as a whole,” Cr Briffa said.

Brimbank Council could not be reached for comment.

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IN a recent appetiser to today’s Reserves­ preliminary final between South Mildura and Irymple, only two short weeks ago in round 18 the Bulldogs prevailed by a solitary point.
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Today’s clash promises to be even more highly charged between two even, competitive and highly capable sides, with the reward of challenging Wentworth in next week’s decider.

It would be an understatement to suggest the Dogs had not brought their best game to Quandong Park last Saturday when they were belted by the Roos.

However, today they have the chance to regroup, make a stand and bite back hard.

After being stuck in the starting gates against an energetic Merbein last week, Irymple won plenty of admirers in their ability to steady, wrestle the game back on their terms, and work their way through with big forwards in Dustin Gordon, Damien Caristo and man mountain Andrew Ryan taking over in the second quarter onwards.

Both sides have strengthened their lineups from last week with big guns in big unit Paul McNulty set to terrorise the Irymple defence, and Tyler Curtis, who should be an automatic inclusion in any senior side, named this week.

Irymple have their inclusions with Glen Crisera, John Nicholls and premiership hero Daniel Seddon recovering in record time from a collarbone break.

Seddon’s class will be telling in such an important game.

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David Hartas and Foti Lambis enjoy some sun and Mediterranean fare. Picture: ADAM McLEANSun-seekers should not only slip, slop, slap this summer, but tuck into their olives, oily fish and oregano too.
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New research released at a Sydney dietetics conference this week reveals that eating a Greek-style Mediterranean diet could be the latest weapon in the fight against skin cancer.

Dietitians Association of Australia spokeswoman Dr Catherine Itsiopoulos said the research by Tel Aviv University’s Dr Niva Shapira was exciting.

“The Mediterranean diet, which includes a lot of olive oil and oily fish; fruit, vegetables and herbs; yoghurt and red wine in moderation, is full of omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants,” she said.

“This type of diet has already been shown to improve heart health and longevity, and now this research has shown it plays a part in protecting skin from sun damage, and ultimately skin cancer.

“So the message is that protecting your skin is not only about sun protection, but about what you eat too.”

Dr Itsiopoulos said the research showed that the protective nutrients from Mediterranean-style foods like olives and tomatoes embedded in the skin and helped protect it against the sun’s damaging rays.

“Dr Shapira studied two groups of Greek women who were exposed to the sun for six hours a day over two weeks,” she said.

“One group was given an antioxidant-enriched drink and ate lots of fruit and vegetables, while the other drank water or soft drinks.

“In the first group there was a 16 per cent drop in the blood levels of malondialdehyde, a marker for oxidative stress in the body which is linked to cancer risk.

“In the second group drinking only water or soft drinks there was a 55 per cent increase in those blood markers.”

Dr Itsiopoulos said Greece had one of the lowest rates of melanoma in the world, with two to three cases of skin cancer per 100,000 people. This compared with 30 to 40 cases per 100,000 people in Australia.

Wollongong cafe owner Frank Demertzi is a second-generation Greek and serves mainly Mediterranean fare at his Levendi cafes at Belmore Basin and in Dapto.

“This latest research just shows how good it really is for you,” he said.

Dr Emilio Ros, from the University of Barcelona, also talked about the Mediterranean diet at the International Congress of Dietitians, which finishes today.

This week he will discuss his work with nutrition researchers at the University of Wollongong and specialists at Wollongong Hospital.

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HEROIN, amphetamines and more than $100,000 in cash were allegedly found by police following an early morning raid on a house today.
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Plain clothes detectives, uniformed police, the police rescue unit and the Sydney-based dog squad all remained at the scene in Princes Street late yesterday.

David Peters, 19, of Princes Street, has been charged with 10 offences as a result of the raid.

The charges include the supply of a prohibited drug and custody of goods suspected of being stolen ($104,515 in cash).

Peters was also charged with obstructing an officer in the execution of duty, thepossession of a prohibited drug (heroin), another three counts of possession of property suspected of being stolen (a gold bracelet, cheque book and battery charger) and two counts of possessing a prohibited drug (amphetamines),

Peters appeared in custody before Bathurst Local Court registrar Mark Nicholls yesterday. He was refused bail and is to re-appear before the local court on Monday.

No police facts relating to the charges were submitted to the court.

RAID: Police outside a house in Princes Street, Bathurst following an early morning raid yesterday. A Bathurst man now faces 10 charges as a result. Photo: PHILL MURRAY 090712pbust

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An artist’s impression of the Globe Lane arcade building. This vision for Wollongong’s new-look Globe Lane arcade is part of a larger plan to pump blood into the city’s heart.
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Wollongong City Council has approved Veraz Enterprises’ development application to remodel the 54-year-old building and bring it into the 21st century.

It follows on from GPT’s plan, announced last month, to turn the stretch into a bustling laneway in readiness for the opening of its nearby mega shopping complex, West Keira, in 2014.

Building designer Jason Godfrey said yesterday he had taken on board the idea of a multi-purpose entertainment hub to energise the laneway.

“My design is simple, elegant, and integrated with the laneway area so it should appeal to people of all ages,” he said.

In 2003 Veraz Enterprises, then headed by Vince Zarev, bought the 54-year-old building from the Slater family.

Mr Zarev died in June last year and a fellow director, who does not want to be identified, is now considering options to either lease or sell the building.

She described Mr Godfrey’s design as impressive.

“The building has been neglected for a few years because of Vince’s illness,” the director said.

“We always thought with its history and location it had great potential, and Jason’s designs are a good start for investors.”

Mr Godfrey worked in collaboration with council’s revitalisation team who wanted to see the building integrated with the laneway at every level.

“They gave me the idea to activate the ground level with things like wine bars, art spaces and food outlets,” he said.

“The next level is a more sophisticated level where you could, for instance, take clients for a drink or coffee to discuss business, something which is lacking now in Wollongong.”

The third level is for professional office space with, like the two lower levels, a verandah to connect with the action below.

Agent Viktor Desovski from Colliers said location, timing and DA approval made this a highly desirable property.

It is expected the site will go for auction but no date or price guide has been set.

GPT bought No 1 Globe Lane in 2007 for $3.2 million.

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FOR supporters of Port Kembla and Wollongong United, there is no tomorrow.
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Port Kembla’s Karouna Micheal practises at Wetherall Park. Picture: DAVE TEASE

Season over. Hopes ended. Dreams dashed.

For 51 disadvantaged children, there is something to look forward to. A date to remember. A chance to smile.

They don’t care what’s on the line during tomorrow’s elimination final at Macedonia Park.

They’re just grateful even one of the players on show cares about making an impact long after the final ball has been kicked in anger for the season.

That’s where Port Kembla’s engine room enforcer Karouna Micheal comes in.

On the field Micheal does the work no-one else wants to do, the tackles that need to be made and the runs that need to be tracked.

Off the field Micheal does the work that everyone should do, lending help to those who really need it.

Through his work with the KidzWish Foundation, Micheal teamed up with Port Kembla to this week make a $2550 donation to the charity. It was the proceeds of Port Kembla’s recent Gala Ball Dinner at the Fraternity Club.

It means 51 sick, disabled and disadvantaged children from the Illawarra will now be able to attend the Stockland KidzWish Christmas Party at the WIN Entertainment Centre in November.

“Karouna has been a very loyal player for our club,” Zebras president Emilio Salucci said. “He’s been there with us for a number of years and off the field he has been absolutely immense.”

Let’s just say the feeling’s mutual.

“Port Kembla are one of the more professional clubs in the Illawarra and it’s part of the reason I’ve been so loyal to them,” Micheal said.

“For them to give back to the community – even though they’re also a not-for-profit [organisation] – especially to a local charity, is all credit to the club. It’s a huge achievement by them.”

And a huge achievement by Port Kembla to even be playing in the finals considering their mid-season plight.

With injuries to the wrong players at the wrong time, Micheal has been the glue which has held the midfield together. So much so that he finished head and shoulders above his teammates in the competition’s best and fairest standings.

“It was a bit of a surprise when the boys told me I was up there,” said Micheal.

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