Author: Bayside News

YOUNG handball athletes did battle at Mordialloc Beach Primary School this month, competing in the finals of the National Handball Championships. The championships were held at primary schools across Australia. Nearly 14,000 students have competed in the competition, with around 400 children aged between six and 12 making it to the finals. Karingal Primary School student Xavier took out the top spot at the Mordialloc Beach Primary School event, taking home a $1000 prize. A HANDBALL player competing in the national championships. The championships were hosted by Camp Australia. CEO of Camp Australia, Brett Comer, said “our research highlighted that…

Read More

A TRUCK driver and train passengers escaped major injuries after a collision at the Lochiel Avenue level crossing last week. On 7 May, a truck was hit at the Edithvale crossing. The tray of the truck was dislodged and pushed into the boom gates. Edithvale CFA, Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria, Metro Trains Melbourne, and staff from the Level Crossing Removal Project attended to safely remove all the passengers from the train. A statement on the Edithvale CFA Facebook page read that “on arrival, we were able to ascertain no one was trapped and that there were no major injuries to…

Read More

WOMEN on a three-day walk from Frankston to Cape Schanck earlier this month aimed to “inspire and empower those experiencing disadvantage and transform their lives through fitness, health and wellbeing activities”. The Women’s Spirit Walk – the Frank to Schanck Challenge – set off from Frankston pier on Friday 30 April with about 70 women and some men on a mission to reach Cape Schanck lighthouse by Sunday afternoon, 2 May. Founder and managing director of Women’s Spirit Project Jodie Belyea said one-in-four women experienced mental health issues, family violence and/or social isolation. “Fitness, health and wellbeing are crucial to…

Read More

A TRUCK rollover closed the left-hand lane of Peninsula Link south-bound for four hours, Monday 3 May. The cement mixer, loaded with 13 cubic metres of concrete weighing 13 tonnes, flipped after the driver tried to correct a drift into the inside lane. Sergeant Bruce Buchan, of Somerville Highway Patrol, said the truck veered into shrubbery and ploughed through a light pole, 2pm. The driver, a Springvale man, 56, was not injured in the incident and did not require hospital treatment. Sergeant Buchan said two heavy haulage trucks were required to right the mixer near the Golf Links Road entry…

Read More

A MAN is wanted for allegedly breaking into a property. Police allege that a man gained access to a property on Lewis Street in Frankston through an unlocked garage door, around 11.30am on 31 March. The victim saw and confronted the alleged offender. He took a photograph of him while telling him to leave. Police have released the photograph (pictured above) in the hopes that someone will recognise the man and come forward. Police describe the offender as “Asian, early 20’s, skinny build, approximately 165cm tall, wearing a blue hooded jumper, dark grey t-shirt, light grey tracksuit pants and black…

Read More