7 Fifth Street, Railway EstateTHE suburb of Railway Estate has become known for its character- filled, historic homes and 7 Fifth St is no exception.The four-bedroom, one bathroom house positioned on a 1009sq m block will go to auction on December 12.It has been restored to its former glory through a meticulous renovation with the owners careful to retain features such as the original fretwork, casement windows and tongue and groove walls.Selling agent and Explore Property Townsville co-director Giovanni Spinella said the home had kept its Queenslander charm while also being able to accommodate a family because an extension had been added.“It has all the charm and character you would expect in a Queenslander,” he said.“It has a beautiful timber floor and it has had an extension but all the original Queenslander is still there.“This home hasn’t been on the market for a long time and the home itself has grown with the family.“The owner has held on to it for so long because it does have so many memories but they have decided to let another family take it over and create their own memories there.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020The home was restumped in 2007 and painted inside with airconditioning installed in some rooms.The rear of the home where the extension is includes an updatekitchen, bathroom and internal laundry while retaining the period charm. The classic bathroom features silky oak timbers.Mr Spinella said Railway Estate had become popular with people wanting to buy homes to renovate and he expected that popularity to continue with an influx of nearby infrastructure such as the North Queensland Stadium and Port of Townsville expansion.“That rejuvenation and renovator market is really hot right now and the younger generation see it as the only way they are going to get capital growth,” he said.“I think it has definitely encouraged people to reconsider Railway Estate or look at it more seriously as a future location.”The auction will be held on December 12 at The Ville at 6pm.The house will be open for inspection on Sunday from 9am-9.30am and Wednesday 5pm-6pm.For more information call Giovanni Spinella.
Batesville goes 2-2 on the day to capture third of nine teams at the Cougar Challenge, & place three on the all tourney Team.In the morning grouping, we were not sure what to expect. We were grouped with Daleville & Lighthouse Christian Academy, and always new we had to play error free ball to have a chance to play in the top pool at the regroup. The dogs didn’t disappoint, picking up 40 aces in two matches with only two errors. Kylie Laker severed for 15 aces, while Lily Abplanalp notched 11 of her own. We seemed to be on Cruise with only 23 errors in two matches. Macy Prickel and Hattie Westerfeld picked up 10 kills each across the two matches.In the regroup we were with the best of the day and it proved to be more challenging. We committed 23 errors in a close two set match to Homestead, and just couldn’t separate when we needed to get the point runs in our favor. They did a great job keying in on one of our six rotation players and really got under her skin. Against Greenfield the rhythm just never came back. They pressured us with serve and kept us outa system and our serve never got aggressive enough to put pressure on them.At the end of the day it wasn’t bad volleyball, and some of the girls gained the respect of the coaches by being voted to the GCC All Tourney team. (pictured in order from left to right) #5 Macy Prickel served for 2 aces on a error free 14 attempts. She was targeted 48 times in serve receive, and had 21 kills & 11 digs for the day. #7 Kylie Laker had 19 Aces on the day in 53 attempts serving, 6 kills, 48 assists and 15 digs. # 11 Jenna Ertel who is a second time award winner was error free serving 17 times, and had 25 digs on the day.Greenfield won their tourney followed by Homestead and Batesville.Bulldogs lost vs. Greenfield: 25-19, 25-17Bulldogs lost vs. Homestead: 25-20, 25-19Bulldogs won vs. Daleville: 25-23, 25-16Bulldogs won vs. LCA: 25-6, 25-3Batesville will welcome Franklin County to the dog pound this Tuesday for some EIAC volleyball!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.
While the club’s ‘playing name’ is still Hull City AFC, Allam changed the company name to Hull City Tigers ahead of this season. And in the belief the adjustments will help make for a more marketable brand worldwide, he is now intending to have the playing name altered to Hull Tigers for next term, an application for which will need to be made to the Football Association by April 1. With City having already played five home games, any fan who returns their season ticket before 5pm this Friday will be refunded the cost of their season ticket less the retail price of tickets for those five games. For a full-price adult season ticket, the deduction would be £150. Next week, following Saturday’s game against Palace, the equivalent deduction would be £172 as fans are refunded their ticket price less the retail price of the six games played. The club statement added: “After Friday 29th November, season ticket refunds will only be offered at the club’s discretion. “Dr Assem Allam has made this offer in light of the confusion that followed the recent meeting with representatives of supporters’ groups, and the fragmented messages that have emanated since that meeting. “That meeting closed with one of the representatives requesting the opportunity to develop alternative commercial models, and nothing has yet been presented to the club. “Dr Allam feels a sense of duty to the majority of fans and stakeholders to secure the future stability of the club, whilst continuously improving the quality of football, and as such is advancing his plans to generate the commercial opportunities necessary to forge a sustainable future. “He is also keen that the majority of fans are able to focus on enjoying the quality of Premier League football at the KC Stadium, without being diverted on to minority interests.” Despite protests led by Hull fans’ group City Til We Die, Allam has made clear his determination to press on with his plans. And regarding the supporters, the Egypt-born 74-year-old told the Hull Daily Mail: “There’s no need for a referendum. The crowd we get inside the stadium is the perfect referendum. “Fans can choose to vote with their feet. If they are not happy, they can stay away. “I am also willing to refund any unhappy season ticket holder who wants their money back. “I understand that fans have purchased or may have purchased season tickets in the expectation they were for Hull City AFC. Having learned the AFC is now not present, they are perfectly entitled to seek a refund. “The club will be more than happy to oblige by paying them back in full, on a pro rata basis, if they are not happy with the plans to rebrand the club.” Hull, currently 12th in the Barclays Premier League in what is their comeback top-flight season following their promotion in May, host Crystal Palace at the KC Stadium on Saturday. The club later issued a statement elaborating on the “pro-rata” nature of the refund. Press Association Hull owner Assem Allam has offered to refund any of the club’s season ticket holders who are unhappy about the name change he has proposed for the Yorkshire side.
A squad of talent, many of them on the periphery of Black Stars first team selection, will line up in Yokohama as they face Asian force, Japan, in this morning’s international friendly.The core of the team, expected to be captained by rock-solid defender, John Boye, will be seeking to lay claim to some regular call-ups as they fill the places of regulars such as skipper Asamoah Gyan, midfielder Michael Essien, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Andre Dede Ayew, Wakaso Mubarak and Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu.Instead, the likes of Norway-based striker Mahatma Otoo, full backs Samuel Inkoom and Richard Kissi Boateng, midfielders Yussif Rahman Chibsah, Albert Adomah, Rashid Sumaila and Frank Acheampong will take up the mantle alongside regulars such as goalkeeper Fatau Dauda, defenders Jonathan Mensah, Daniel Opare and Harrison Afful, and striker Abdul Majeed Waris.Japan, who have already booked their place at the Brazil 2014 World Cup but failed to make an impression in terms of results at this year’s FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil, will likely feature Manchester United’s skillful midfielder Shinji Kagawa in a strong assembly.The 70,000-capacity Yokohama International Stadium, one of the venues for the 2002 World Cup when Japan co-hosted with South Korea, is expected to be full for this morning’s match.