This suburb is attracting buyers because of its strong sporting credentials

first_img16 Flower St, Woolloongabba. Picture: living and dining areas flow out to a large rear deck, which overlooks the garden. A renovated bathroom has a large combined bath and shower.Both of the bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and the front room would operate well as an office.For investors, the property has a good rental history of long-term tenants.It is two blocks from the South City development which, upon completion, will include a full-sized supermarket, cafes and restaurants. 27 Henry St, Woolloongabba. Picture: three-bedroom home is listed through Will Torres, of Place – Coorparoo.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoThe house is on 405sq m and has the potential for renovation or redevelopment subject to council approval. It is a short walk from Logan and Ipswich roads. The post-war home has original VJ walls, timber flooring and exterior fretwork. Two of the bedrooms are airconditioned and there is a central bathroom.The kitchen is open plan and next to a dining and living area, from which the front deck can be accessed.Meanwhile, another home close to all of the sporting action is the renovated two-bedroom home at 16 Flower St, Woolloongabba.It is listed, seeking best offers of more than $615,000, through Kellie O’Connor, of O’Connor Realty. Love  your sport? Reckon living within walking distance of one of Brisbane’s major sporting stadiums sounds like a dream come true?If you answer yes to any of these questions, then Woolloongabba is for you. The suburb, about 3km from the Brisbane CBD, is home to the famous Gabba stadium.If you want to live not far from all the AFL or cricket action, the property at 20 Vanda St is listed for buyers of more than $1.18 million.The five-bedroom, triple-gable Queenslander is fully self-contained on both levels, with kitchens, living areas and entertainment spaces.Upstairs is a more traditional Queenslander style, with two bedrooms and a third bedroom in the sleepout. Downstairs is more modern, with three bedrooms, an open-plan living area and a kitchen overlooking the fenced yard. The property has a swimming pool and a wooden garage that has been converted for storage. There is also a Queenslander-style cubby house.Also not a long walk from the stadium is 27 Henry St, Woolloongabba, which is scheduled for auction on May 20.last_img read more

UW looks to make Penn State-ment

first_imgThree years and three days — that’s how long it’s been since the last time Wisconsin volleyball beat Penn State.So long, in fact, senior floor captain and outside-hitter Maria Carlini could barely even recall the match.Carlini and fellow seniors Amy Bladow and Katie Lorenzen are the only team members to have experienced a victory against the Nittany Lions, coming in their first match ever against Penn State their freshman year. Since then, however, Wisconsin has not won a single match versus the national powerhouse, dropping the last six matches against Penn State.Now, in what is likely their last matchup with the Nittany Lions, the seniors would like nothing more than to upset the No. 2 team in the country Friday in front of the Field House crowd.”For the past few years, we’ve been unsuccessful in beating [Penn State],” Carlini said. “So to go out and finally beat them again, especially in front of our home crowd, would be awesome.”For Carlini, the match will be even a little more special. In Wisconsin’s last meeting with Penn State, Carlini sat out with a foot injury and the Badgers were swept 30-24, 30-22 and 30-27. Healthy and ready to go this time around, Carlini can’t wait for her chance to go up against one of the best teams in the nation.”I’m so hungry,” she said. “It’s hard to sit out your senior year, you don’t ever want to come out, but I’m just really excited to play Penn State because I didn’t get to last time.”Even though Carlini is back out on the court, head coach Pete Waite says she is far from 100 percent. Waite has been trying to give Carlini some rest with her sore foot, but has had troubles juggling her time off along with practice.”It might be for the rest of the season she’s dealing with it,” Waite said of Carlini’s injury at his press conference Monday. “We were hoping this stretch right here, that she’ll get some rest … but then there’s that factor if you haven’t been practicing, you’re not with the team, the chemistry’s not the same, so it is a challenge for Maria and the team.”With or without Carlini, Penn State is still one of the best teams Wisconsin has played over the past couple of years.Traditionally, the Nittany Lions have been atop the national rankings and dominated whatever conference they’ve been in — first the Big East and more recently the Big Ten.Penn State head coach Russ Rose is a prominent figure in college volleyball, currently in his 29th season in Happy Valley, and has always assembled strong teams.This year is no different, and it appears as though Rose and the Lions will be good for a while with a bevy of underclassmen leading the way.”This is the No. 2 team in the country and they are undefeated,” Waite said of Penn State. “They’re 21-0 and they’ve got that record for a reason. They’ve been physically overpowering a lot of teams, and they’re hitting balls from different angles than people are used to.”Going against the two most accurate attackers in the Big Ten in middle blockers Christa Harmotto (.420) and Melissa Walbridge (.379), the key for Wisconsin will be controlling the net.”We’re going to have to serve awfully tough, number one,” Waite said. “We’ve got to serve tough. Once we do that, we’ll keep them off the net a little bit.””Our block is going to be vital,” Bladow added. “I think it’s going to be a battle up at the net for both teams and blocking can very well make the difference in the match.”While much of Wisconsin’s focus is on Penn State at the moment, the team can’t overlook No. 24 Ohio State Sunday.After winning the first two games and dropping the next three to lose in the previous match against the Buckeyes, Carlini and the Badgers now know what they must do to secure a win.”We definitely have to serve a lot tougher and pass better,” Carlini said. “If we just do all the little things, we have such a balanced attack that it will be so hard for opposing team blockers to track our hitters.”While the UW volleyball team members won’t be able to fully enjoy Madison’s Halloween festivities Saturday, they are hoping it will be a big distraction for Ohio State.”This is a very big weekend, so we can’t lose sight of what we need to do just because it’s Halloween,” Bladow said. “But on the other hand, Ohio State has to be here Saturday for all the madness and everything, and hopefully that will affect them a little bit being on the road.”last_img read more