Tony Ongarello lists Sorrento home

The man the AFL encyclopedia once described as a great player, but an unreliable kick, has listed his Sorrento beach house.

Tony Ongarello, Fitzroy Lion turned television commentator, can expect more than $1.1 million for Ellis Cottage at 3465 Point Nepean Road.

The sportsman made headlines in 1955 introducing the ‘place kick’ – effectively a soccer kick – to the then-VFL competition.

Ellis Cottage overlooks the Sorrento Golf Club to the rear and is a short walk to Sorrento Pier.

With two residences, the biggest including a living/family room, separate dining room, two bedrooms and an entertainment deck, and the smaller with two beds, it is for private sale.

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Marc Pallisco

A former property analyst and print journalist, Marc is the publisher of