The Veronicas buy in Queensland The Bardon house that is currently for sale.The 2017 Flight Centre Epic and MTBA National Marathon Series champion had a top 50 finish for his class in the cult classic Italian Dolomiti Superbike race through the Italian Alps, which attracted 5000 entrants. Judi O’Dea of Ray White Paddington is selling the property through private treaty.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoLarge windows open the house to the outdoors.“The back is all retained so you don’t see any of your neighbours; you walk in and it’s like you’re in your own oasis,” Susan Brockwell said. MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES Where to find South East Queensland’s most affordable land Mark Brockwell is in this pack somewhere as the Dolomiti Superbike race begins. Picture: Facebook.The huge four bay garage of his Bardon home has been the workshop for his collection of mountain bikes over the past five years but the family are now keen to travel more, so the garage and the five-bedroom, three-level home has hit the market. The property is a private oasis that has been built into the 680sq m block.A mezzanine level off the kitchen and dining area has built-in desks, ideal as a homework station.“It’s the middle level everyone falls in love with. With frameless sash windows and uninterrupted views,” she said.The upper level has three bedrooms, including the master, and a rumpus room, while downstairs has the garage with a separate ensuited office, gym or media room. An entertainer’s dream with covered entertaining along the side of the house.“Christmas is always at our house and we put the dining table outside and do a big long lunch and then when lunch is over, everyone goes into their own little areas, with three living areas, and we all have our own space.” Follow Debra on twitter There are multiple areas to relax across the three level home.“It’s got a huge four bay garage that is bigger than four bays so there’s the ability to put several cars in there, and loads of mountain bikes, along the back wall.” Mark Brockwell competing in the Dolomiti Superbike race in Italy this year. Picture: Mark Brockwell, Facebook.AUSTRALIAN champion mountain biker, Mark Brockwell, has returned from one of the world’s most popular mountain biking races to put his Bardon home on the market. Mark Brockwell in action. Picture: Mark Brockwell, Facebook.Boys toys aside, this multi-level home is an entertainer at heart, with a middle level that is free flowing out to the tropical gardens with open-plan living areas and floor-to-ceiling windows with glass louvres. The master bedroom with private balcony.“The kitchen and outdoor cooking area are my favourite, and just the ability to have heaps of people around.
0Shares0000UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has defended the decision to host the Europa League final in Baku © AFP / FERENC ISZABERLIN, Germany, May 24 – UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has defended the decision to host the Europa League final in Baku in an interview with German news magazine Der Spiegel set to be published on Saturday.Chelsea and Arsenal are set to play in Baku on May 29, and UEFA has faced heavy criticism, both for the distance of the venue from London and over Azerbaijan’s record on human rights. Ceferin, 51, told Der Spiegel that the final would be played in Baku because “there are people who live there who love football”.“The human rights situation is a problem, but it is also a problem in other European states. Does that mean the fans in Baku do not deserve live football?”The controversy over Baku increased this week, when Arsenal’s Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan decided not travel to the final amid concerns for his safety.The UEFA president said that the decision was Mkhitaryan’s to make, and said that Azerbaijan had given guarantees about the player’s safety.“If football allows itself to be stopped by such tensions, then we will not be able to organise anything in future,” said Ceferin.“We managed to organise a safe European Championships in France when the country was a target of terrorist attacks.”Ceferin also said that he was in no rush to reform the UEFA Champions League.“If you ask me, there is no need to change anything,” he said.The 51-year-old said that UEFA were in a “consultation phase” over reforms proposed earlier this year by the European Club Association.The proposals envisaged a restructuring of all European club competitions into a three-tiered system with internal relegation and promotion from 2024.Ceferin said that UEFA had already vetoed a suggestion to hold Champions League games at the weekend, saying that “this will not happen”.– ‘The Chinese are nice people’ –Yet he also called for a more measured approach to the reform proposals, and argued that UEFA had to respond to its global market.“Football is the only European product which is the best in the world in its field by some distance.”“The Champions League is a global product, it is getting bigger in China and the USA. Why should Chinese fans not be treated well? They are nice people.“Everything is dramatised. The usual suspects start shouting about the death of football and demand more solidarity.“I think that the five big leagues should give money to the federations in smaller countries when they sell TV rights there. Because if you show the top leagues on TV, you weaken the football in the smaller markets.”Ceferin said he was not afraid that the top clubs would attempt to break away from UEFA to form a separate European super league.“That will never happen. The clubs know that it would be a pretty boring competition.”“The national leagues are also important for the clubs to keep the link to their fans.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)