Author: Brodie Cowburn

MPNFL DIVISION ONE FRANKSTON YCW and Mt Eliza have been the two strongest teams in the MPNFL this season. The two sides faced off on Saturday, with the top of the ladder spot on the line. John Coburn Oval hosted the clash. Stonecats star Byron Barry received a huge ovation before the match as he celebrated his 200th game. The Stonecats got off to a great start, and never let Mt Eliza get into the game. A ten goals to two first half sealed the Redlegs’ fate. The Stonecats ended up running out 52 point winners 19.8 (122) to 10.10…

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WITH the election now in the rear-view mirror, federal funding has not been committed to the planned Pines Forest Aquatic Centre upgrade. Neither major party candidate committed to the project during the election campaign. Frankston Council has been advocating for funding for the upgrade, naming it as a priority project. The planned upgrade is projected to cost around $31 million. Council has committed $10.3 million of ratepayer funding to the project, and is seeking funding from both state and federal governments to cover the rest of the bill. The Times asked Dunkley MP Peta Murphy if she was planning to…

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OFF the back of securing federal funding for a major redevelopment for its stadium, the Frankston District Basketball Association has won Basketball Victoria’s association of the year award. The FDBA has successfully lobbied for funding for the Frankston Basketball Stadium. Frankston Council will contribute $15 million to the project. The newly elected Labor federal government has also committed $15 million. The FDBA’s good year continued this month when they took out the major award. FDBA CEO Wayne Holdsworth said the organisation was “so pleased to be the recipient of this award.” “I would like to personally thank all the volunteers…

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THE seat of Isaacs has been retained by the Labor Party. Labor has held the seat since 1996. Incumbent MP Mark Dreyfus has been the local member since 2007. As of 22 May, Dreyfus is nearly 10,000 votes ahead of Liberal Robbie Beaton on a two-party-preferred basis. The count started off close but swung further towards Dreyfus throughout the night. Labor will form government. Dreyfus is expected to serve as attorney-general under Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. Dreyfus’ landmark commitment for the Isaacs electorate was a $20 million promise for a new aquatic centre. Kingston Council has since progressed plans to…

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MPNFL DIVISION ONE EDITHVALE-ASPENDALE notched up their first win for 2022 last weekend. Edi-Asp took on Rosebud on Saturday. Rosebud have also failed to win a game all year. After leading all day, Edithvale-Aspendale were eventually crowned 39 point winners 11.17 (83) to 6.8 (44). Rhys Carter booted four goals for the winning side. Kyle Yorke and Kurt Lopo also impressed. Traditional MPNFL powerhouses Frankston YCW and Sorrento also played each other on Saturday. Sorrento hosted the clash between the two heavyweights. After a competitive first term the Stonecats ran away with it, going on to claim a 53 point…

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