AFL player Gary Ablett’s Gold Coast home has gone under contract. Image: AAP/Julian Smith.AFL star Gary Ablett has finally had a win in the property game, with his Gold Coast riverfront estate going under contract.The four-bedroom, four-bathroom house at Ashmore was last advertised for $1.795 million through Danny Stanley of Kollosche Prestige Agents.GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HEREGary Ablett’s house on the Nerang River at Ashmore is under contract.It has been on the market since January last year.It’s expected to have sold at a loss, with records showing the Geelong Cats midfielder paid $1.8 million for the property in 2011.HUGE DROP IN BRISBANE LAND PRICESThe view from Gary Ablett’s Gold Coast riverfront home.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoThe home is just six kilometres from the AFL stadium where he signed for the Gold Coast Suns in 2010.Ablett recently left the Suns to return to his boyhood club Geelong, where he began his career in 2002.SECRET DEAL LANDS RECORD PRICE FOR NOOSA BEACH SHACKGary Ablett’s Gold Coast mansion has gone under contract.Set on 3342 sqm of landscaped grounds, it features Bali-style huts, lagoon style pool, cascading water features, full size floodlit tennis court and a self-contained pool house.One of the bathrooms inside Gary Ablett’s Gold Coast home.The home offers 65 metres of river frontage with a floating pontoon on the Nerang River.It comes at the same time as a Geelong home once belonging to his father, Gary Ablett Sr, has also sold.The three-bedroom home at 35 Meadowvale Dr, Grovedale, reportedly fetched $1.07 million.A Balinese style hut beside the pool in Gary Ablett’s Gold Coast property.
Osgood, In. — The Ripley County CROP Hunger Walk to be held on October 7, 2018.The Ripley County CROP Hunger Walk joins communities across the United States to help end hunger one step at a time, both around the corner and around the globe. CROP Hunger Walks support the international relief and development work of Church World Service. Additionally, the Ripley County CROP Hunger Walk will support the efforts of local food pantries to eradicate hunger in our community.Thousands of communities are joining together in interfaith CROP Hunger Walks around the theme “Ending hunger one step at a time.” Participants walk in solidarity with the millions of neighbors around the world who have to walk to live, as well as with the millions served by local food pantries, food banks and meal sites. CROP Hunger Walks make a big difference worldwide, including ensuring that more children reach their 5th birthday, teaching sustainable ways to grow food and providing additional sources of food and income to families facing extreme challenges. We hope that you will join us in helping to end hunger!The 2018 CROP Hunger Walk will take place at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ (Finks) Osgood, Indiana. Registration starts at 1 pm, and step-off is at 1:30.For more information about the Ripley County CROP Hunger Walk, call 812-933-5667.Click here to donate online.
View Gallery (4 Photos)The Wisconsin Badgers will no doubt use the recent 21-19 Rose Bowl loss to fuel their efforts for another conference title next season. But J.J. Watt and John Clay won’t be around to help the cause.Instead, Watt and Clay elected to forgo their senior seasons and enter the NFL draft.Watt, UW’s dominant defensive end who finished third in the nation with 21 tackles for loss, admitted the decision to leave Wisconsin early was one of the toughest he’s ever had to make, but in the end a chance to play in the NFL was too good an opportunity to pass up“This has, without a doubt, been one of the most difficult decisions of my life, and it is one that was not reached quickly, or easily,” Watt said in an open letter to fans. “At this time, I have made the decision to enter the 2011 NFL Draft. It has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember to play in the National Football League, and through hard work and dedication, that dream finally has a chance to become a reality.“I will be a Wisconsin Badger for life and am forever grateful for all of the love and support that the fans, administration and community have shown to my family and I during my time in Madison,” Watt continued. “I could not have asked for better coaches to play for, better teammates to play alongside or a better fan base to represent throughout my collegiate career.”The Pewaukee native became a fan favorite in Madison after transferring from Central Michigan for a walk-on opening with his hometown Badgers, and the junior defensive end has flourished as a playmaking defensive end during his two seasons as a starter for UW.While the defensive end will be extremely difficult to replace, head coach Bret Bielema supported Watt’s decision in a statement.“I talked with multiple people connected with NFL teams on J.J.’s behalf to make sure he had the best information to make an informed decision and one that he was comfortable with,” Bielema said. “He is a terrific example of what we want our student-athletes to be, both on and off the field, and he will be missed. I wish him nothing but the best, and I know he will be successful in his future endeavors.”Bielema also has to part ways with Clay, Wisconsin’s star running back who leaves UW with the third-highest career touchdown total (41) and seventh all-time in rushing with 3,413 yards.“There are a lot of people that I would like to thank who have helped me along the way,” Clay said in a statement. “I’d like to thank the great Wisconsin fans for supporting me throughout my time as a Badger. I’d also like to thank my family for helping me through this process.“I want to thank my coaches for giving me the opportunity to come to Wisconsin and putting me in a position to showcase my talents. Also, thanks to my teammates for everything they have done to help me. Finally, I have to give glory to God for blessing me with this opportunity. This is the right decision for me at this time, and I’m excited to start a new chapter.”Clay has been a workhorse for Wisconsin throughout his career, and Bielema expressed how proud he is to see another UW running back have so much success in the Badger program.“Since coming to Wisconsin, John has gone above and beyond all of our expectations both on and off the field,” Bielema said. “His tremendous production on the field speaks for itself, but we are also proud of him as a teammate and the work he has done in the classroom and off the field. We support his decision and wish him luck.”Watt’s and Clay’s departures make room for younger players to step into bigger roles, and their two respective position groups both enjoy solid depth. UW will return the other three starters along the defensive line, and sophomore defensive end David Gilbert appears poised to slot into the starting lineup. The Badgers rotated 11 players along the D-line at times during the regular season so there are plenty of options, but it will be a challenge to replace Watt’s instinct and productivity.Despite Clay’s decision to jump to the pros, the running back situation is in great shape. Montee Ball and James White proved they could handle the load when Clay was injured down the stretch and Zach Brown is set to return to action as a redshirt senior. Wisconsin never seems to have any problem finding capable running backs, and UW will rely heavily on its ground game once again in 2011.