Bozo must let me do my job, says Manly CEO

Manly CEO Tim Cleary has spoken for the first time about the controversial overhaul that has put him at loggerheads with club icon Bob Fulton, revealing he is seeking the authority to make changes to the football department in order to take the Sea Eagles into a new era.

Cleary succeeded Joe Kelly as the chief executive at the start of the year and is seeking to build a team that shares his vision for the Silvertails. One of the first casualties in the rejig is Fulton’s daughter, Kristie, who was working on junior development before shifting into a more commercial role. This has put Cleary offside with football boss Fulton, with observers believing the issue has the potential to ignite another civil war at Brookvale.

Cleary said there was an “impasse” between himself and management over whether his jurisdiction included making further changes to the football department, which employs Fulton and other members of his family. He was hoping the issue would be resolved as he sought to implement his blueprint for the franchise, which included a centre of excellence and the redevelopment of home ground Lottoland.

“As part of my plan to get to where I’m going, I need to put my team in place,” Cleary told Fairfax Media. “I hope that people would gauge that I am trying to strengthen the governance of the club for years to come. It’s pretty frequent in club land that coaches and [administrators] put in the teams they need to support their models of what success looks like. I need to make sure [the right] people are in those positions. They need to be competitive and put to the market and tested. That’s what all good governance is about, making sure the best people are in the best positions.”

The Sea Eagles have churned through seven chief executives in the post-Northern Eagles era. The latest development has raised fears that Cleary could be the latest through a revolving door that has claimed Joe Kelly, David Perry, Grant Mayer, Graham Lowe, Paul Cummings and Ian Thomson since reformation.

Asked if he could work with Fulton, Cleary said: “That’s a question you’d have to ask him.

“There are other precedents where family members come and go from clubs, others stay. That’s not unheard of. I’m not putting a line in the sand saying it’s me or him. I’m not doing that. I’m just saying that as CEO I have the capacity to deliver the governance across the brand, not just as the CEO of the administration. Therein lies the issue.

“It’s an iconic brand, it’s lasted the test of time and so has Bob. I’ve got the ultimate respect for him, he’s an Immortal, he’s been at the club for over 50 years. He’s been an Australian coach and player, he’s just done everything and ticked every box.

“Whether I can sustain myself into the future and if I am to represent the future at least I need a mandate to put in those people, policies and practices that will take us into the future.

“If I can modernise the place and work practices – and whether Bob is a part of that – he will determine that, not me.”

Cleary said he believed he would have the support of the Penn family to make the required changes.

“I’m looking at the whole structure of the organisation to ensure it is viable into the future so the place can provide a culture of success and a happy future for everyone involved,” he said. “There are a lot of people involved, not just me or a family. It’s an iconic brand that has been going for a long time and it needs to have a future.”

Fulton declined to comment when contacted last night.

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Fair set to sparkle the city

Demonstrations and dazzling displays will fill the East Devonport Primary School gymnasium on the weekend.

FAIR TIME: Devonport Lapidary Club president Tony Young prepares for the Jewellery, Gem and Mineral Fair. Picture: Cordell Richardson..

TheJewellery, Gem and Mineral Fair is back in Devonport for another year.

Event organiser andDevonport Lapidary Club president Tony Young traders are coming from far and wide showcasing a number of goods.

More than 70 stall are expected to fill the gymnasium.

“People will be selling gems, minerals and jewellery, gem and mineral displays and children’s activities,” he said.

“We have working demonstrations, someone will be there from the club using a faceting machine, how to cut gemstones and also a cabbing machine which makes a pendent.

“Stall holders come down from the mainland, they first do a show in Hobart then the next weekend pack and and come to Devonport before leaving on the boat on Sunday night.”

Mr Young said activities such as gold panning and gem sieving will be available, providing children with opportunities to find treasure.

“We have containers full of sand that is gold baring, we get that around the Wynyard area,” he said.

“The chances are that it is possible they will come across a very small piece of gold.”

Mr Young said children would also be able to discover some hidden gems.

“We mix up gems in the sand and they just work the sieve around, we guarantee they are going to findsomething, small gemstones or small chips.”

“Another thing we have for the young ones is a gem stone scavenger hunt, we will have pictures up of gemstones around the gymnasium and kids will run around and identify from the photo that actual stone.”

The Devonport Lapidary Club celebrate their 50th birthday this year, memorabilia will be an addition to this year’s fair.

The Jewellery, Gem and Mineral Fair will be held over two days this Saturday and Sunday.

Along with stalls and displays therewill be food and drink available to purchase.

The fair will be heldat 19-21 Thomas Street in East Devonport from 9am to 4pm both days.

Adult tickets to the fair are $5, and children can enter free.

Proceeds go towards supporting the next year’s event.

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Kooringal storm into Hardy Shield finals

RELENTLESS ATTACK: Kooringal’s Jaylem Byrnes takes a hit-up as they continually put the TRAC defence under pressure. Picture: Kieren L TillyKooringal High stormed into the semi-finals of the Hardy Shield with a convincing 34-6 win over The Riverina Anglican College (TRAC) at Parramore Park on Tuesday afternoon.

The six-tries-to-one effort bookeda date with Wagga High next week.

Check out our galleryKildare outlast MDCCIn a battle to determine the winner of Pool B –from which only oneteam qualifies forfinals –Kooringal was first on the scoreboard through backrower Zac Carl.

TRAC drew level through a converted try to Liam Delahunty but when Kooringal skipper Tyson Hodge powered over for a 12-6 half-time lead, it was ominous.

Schmetzer crossesCentre George Kendall set the tone with a powerful run to put TRAC on the backfoot and before the set of six was out, Brody Tracey was over.

As Kooringal forced errors, they capitalised on their chances with Kendall and then replacement winger Kyle Schmetzer scoring.

Sharp-shooting LeonA rampaging run from fullback Dylan Arragon continued the onslaught, as he crossed in the corner. And sharp-shooting Leon Carmichael’s conversion in the wind made it 34-6.

They looked like bringing up the big 40 when Deacon Smith streaked away, only to be called back after putting a foot into touch.

Smith’s great run but no try due to foot in touchSchool representative Tim Wykes said they’ll draw confidence from the game.

“It was a good team effort from all our players,” Wykes said. “When we have substitutes scoring tries, it’s a good result.”

Kooringal haven’t made the final since they won the Hardy Shield in 2012.


KOORINGAL 34 (Zac Carl, Tyson Hodge, Brody Tracey, George Kendall, Kyle Schmetzer, Dylan Arragon tries; Leon Carmichael 5 goals) TRAC 6 (Liam Delahunty try; John Downes goal).

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Call for more palliative care

Cancer Council NSW and local campaigners want peopleto jointhe I Care for Palliative Care campaign.

They’re calling on the NSW Ministerfor Health to end the shortage of specialist palliative care services across the state.

Speaking in Wauchope, Tim Chapman from Cancer Council NSW said currently, there are notenough palliative care doctors and nurses to meet the needs of the NSW community.

“NSW needs 10 more full time palliative care physicians, at a minimum, to be brought in line with national recommendations and 129 more full time palliative care nurses to bring us up to the standard of the rest of Australia,” he said.

The council also wants culturally appropriate palliative care for Aboriginal people.

They say that when someone has a terminal illness, they should be able to keepdoing the things they love for as long as possible, and that families should be able tomake the most of the time they have left.

“We know that the current palliative care doctors and nurses do a wonderful job, but they are stretched to meet demands across the state,” he added.

One campaigner from Lake Cathie said her partner was terminally ill and wished to die at home, and the palliative care team made that possible.

“She was diagnosed with Stage Four lung cancer. She wasn’t afraid to die, but she wanted to be at home around the garden she loved, with her children and grandchildren, and her books and familiar things around her.

“The palliative care team organised the things she needed, like a walking frame, and they organised her pain management really well. They were just awesome. You couldn’t do it without them.

“What they gave my partner and the family wasdignity,” she said.

Judy Hollingworth’scampaign, Manning Valley Push for Palliative raises community awareness about the issue, advocates better resourcing, anda range of support services, as well as ancillary palliative resources.

As a palliative care volunteer, she helps people through the difficult time as their life is ending, giving them companionship, and she is on the board of Palliative Care Australia.

“We want tohave occupational therapists, physiotherapists, grief counsellors who can come and help the person live in the community, rather than go into hospital which can be hugely depersonalising.

“It’s a hugely vulnerable time for the person who is ill, their carers and the professionals who come in,” said Judy, who cared for her sister while she was dying.

Community members across the Hastings regioncan support the I Care for Palliative Carecampaign by signing the pledge for Minister Hazzard to end the palliative care shortage. Go to 苏州美甲美睫培训canact苏州美甲美睫培训419论坛/palliative_care_pledge

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Merrivale has ticked all the boxes

RECRUITS: Merrivale’s James Fary, Leatham Robe, Xavier Beks, Josh Brown and Luke Irving. Picture: Amy Paton

MERRIVALE’S forward line is looking very dangerous indeed.

Multiple-time Hampden league leading goal-kicker Jason Rowan has joined the Tigers as playing coach, and will team with former Allansford key forward Brenton Webster.

“We needed to recruita couple of bigger bodies and key position players, and we’ve worked hard to do that,” Rowan said.

“We picked up a couple of back men, picked up really well in the middle and picked up some key position players up forward.”

The added attacking power will be a boon forthe Tigers, and, teamed with what was the third-best defence in the league last season (conceding 54 points per game), will create headaches for the opposition.

The Tigers will be eyeing a swift return to the top in the WDFNL and former Warrnambool spearhead Rowan has been impressed with what his charges have produced thus far.

“The boys have worked hard over the pre-season and we’re putting in a few different things we want to achieve over the season,” he said.

“They’ve picked it up really well and we can see how they’ve improved.”



R2: Dennington (A)

R3: Old Collegians (H on Good Friday)

R4: Allansford (A)

R5: Panmure (H)

R6: Kolora-Noorat (A)

R7: Timboon Demons (A)

R8: South Rovers (H)

R9: Russells Creek (A)

R10: Nirranda (A)

R11: East Warrnambool (H)

R12: BYE

R13: Dennington (H)

R14: Kolora-Noorat (H)

R15: Allansford (H)

R16: Panmure (A)

R17: Old Collegians (A)

R18: Russells Creek (H)


Jason Rowan, Brenton Webster, Leatham Robe, Josh Brown, Luke Irving, James Fary, Xavier Beks


Alex Pulling (Koroit)

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