Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett (right) and Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy catching up at the NRL Sportsman’s Lunch in Toowoomba last month. Picture: AAP Image/Dan Peled.He’s only recently knocked back advances from the Broncos to return to the club, with the Melbourne Storm having upped their offer for him to stay for another three years. Penthouse fetches multimillion-dollar price More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours ago Queensland’s cheapest growth suburbs Six bedroom apartments launched The house that Craig Bellamy recently sold for $800,000 at The Gap. The house which is in The Gap is about 9.5km from Suncorp Stadium where the multiple award-winning NRL coach of the year once ran plays with the team which went on to become premiership winners.Homes in the area generally take 23 days to sell, with the median price in the suburb having jumped 27 per cent in the last five years, and the median asking rent now $520 a week. Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy may have knocked back an offer from the Broncos but he’s accepted an $800,000 deal for his Brisbane home. Picture: AAP Image/Dan Peled.NRL star coach Craig Bellamy has landed himself a major profit, selling his four bedroom house for about three and half times more than he paid.Latest CoreLogic figures show the Melbourne Storm multimillion-dollar coach sold the home for $800,000. While that might not even be a year’s salary in his book, he had bought the house for $226,500 in 1999 — during a period when he was understudying Wayne Bennett as coach at the Broncos. That deck is perfect for Queensland.Bellamy’s former home had cathedral ceilings, airconditioning, and he threw in stainless steel appliances in the kitchen as part of the sale. It also has polished floors, two lockup garages, and a large deck for entertaining.The downstairs level has a rumpus room, built in bar, outdoor terrace and the home also has a pool — perfect for Queensland summers. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK You could certainly cook up a storm in this kitchen.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (9-14, 0-3 Atlantic Coast) dropped two games to open the USF Michele Smith Tournament on Friday with losses to Maine (11-11) and Toledo (10-12) in Clearwater, Florida.Sydney O’Hara struggled in SU’s first game, giving up four runs in three-plus innings of work. In the third, O’Hara struck out the leadoff hitter before allowing a walk, followed by a triple and single to score two runs.After getting three straight outs, O’Hara allowed the leadoff hitter to reach base in the fourth. Maine catcher Janelle Bouchard followed with a home run to make the score 4-0 and end O’Hara’s day on the mound.Pitcher Lindsey Larkin didn’t allow a run to score despite yielding four hits in the rest of the game, but the SU offense was stagnant all day. The Orange managed only three hits against pitcher Alexis Bogdanovich, who struck out 16 of the 25 batters she faced.SU’s second game was a pitcher’s duel, as Jocelyn Cater didn’t allow a hit until the sixth inning.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textToledo pitcher Emily Anderson held SU to three hits and no runs in seven innings. Syracuse’s best chance came in the third inning, when infielder Danielle Chitkowski led off with a single.After a fielder’s choice and a steal, center fielder Maddi Doane singled to send shortstop Sammy Fernandez to third. Anderson walked Corinne Ozanne to load the bases with two outs, but catcher Julie Wambold popped up to end the inning.In the bottom of the sixth, outfielder Ashley Rausch singled to break up Cater’s no hitter. She advanced on a bunt before scoring on a Celeste Fidge single. The Rockets took a 2-0 lead on a fielder’s choice.Syracuse’s only life in the seventh was a Fernandez single before Doane flied out to end the game.The Orange plays two more contests in the USF Michele Smith Tournament on Saturday, starting with Harford (1-11) at 4:15 p.m. before Chattanooga (14-6) at 6:30 p.m.Compiled by Jack Rose, staff writer, [email protected] Comments Published on March 13, 2015 at 7:32 pm
Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) have been caught up in a war of words with the brother of their late player Izu Joseph over his entitlements owed by the club.Izu was killed by soldiers in October 2016 while he was on holiday in his home town of Okarki in Bayelsa State and he was reportedly being owed eight months’ salary and allowances before his death.According to the Nigeria National League (NNL) club, the total money owed is N2.3m but his family members claim the entitlements amount to over N3m.His brother Izu Reuben has been at war with the club over the refusal to pay the money owed prompting his petition to the Oyo State Government.In swift response to the petition, a club statement signed by their spokesman, Jubril Arowolo, denied the late player’s brother and that the club had been crediting their father’s bank account as instructed by the family.The statement read: ““While we acknowledge that the club was owing the late player, it is very pertinent to put the record straight that hardly would a month pass without the club paying into the account of Pa Joseph Izu, the father of the deceased, as requested by the family in the last six months.“This act did not go down well with the said Reuben, who wanted the payments in his account instead, a situation currently causing frictions within the family. We have refused to take issue with Mr. Reuben Izu as a mark of respect for the late player but this reaction is necessary in order to put a stop to the mischievous manner in which the man is going about the issue.”“On our part, we are committed to offsetting the outstanding salary and this position was acknowledged by an official of the National Association of Nigerian Professional Footballers, Mr. Austin Popo, during his visit to our office last Friday.” the statement further added.Reuben has however reacted to the club statement in a chat with the Punch. He said the club is not revealing the truth and that they only paid for two months.He said: “It is really unfortunate that a well-respected club like Shooting Stars can resort to cheap blackmail because of the petition I wrote to the government and the Oyo State House of Assembly. The letter was meant to ensure that we get their assistance in getting justice for my late brother while imploring them to offset the debt so that we can cater for late Joseph’s daughter.”“I have never requested that the money be paid into my account and their claims of paying for six months is a lie. They only paid N300,000, which was done in two months. We have called them to give us a breakdown of late Joseph’s salary and allowances as well as his bonuses, but they haven’t done that.”“Their blackmail won’t stop me or the family.” Izu Reuben concluded. RelatedSacked 3SC Players At War With Club Over SalariesNovember 10, 2017In “Nigeria”Rivers Utd Players Beg Gov. Wike To Settle Outstanding Financial Entitlements (AUDIO)February 27, 2020In “Featured”Okunowo Drums Up Government Support For 3SCMarch 14, 2018In “Nigeria”