Court up­grades shoot­ing hoops for re­gional net­ballers

Mansfield Courier - - OPINIONS/PEOPLE -

JA­CLYN Symes (MLC, North­ern Vic­to­ria) has an­nounced al­most $1.5 mil­lion worth of sport­ing up­grades will now get un­der way thanks to State Gov­ern­ment fund­ing from the Coun­try Foot­ball Net­ball Pro­gram.

Ms Symes said re­gional net­ball fa­cil­i­ties were the big win­ners in the lat­est round of La­bor Gov­ern­ment fund­ing.

Ms Symes said the cur­rent Chiltern net­ball courts would be re­de­vel­oped with the re­moval of the cur­rent sin­gle court and would be re­placed with two new com­pli­ant courts with light­ing to 200 lux for com­pe­ti­tion.

Ms Symes said Tal­lan­gatta would re­ceive a se­cond con­crete court with an acrylic sur­face at Rowen Park Re­cre­ation Re­serve, and Glen­rowan Re­cre­ation Re­serve Kelly Tigers net­ball courts would re­lo­cate with con­struc­tion of a new court with 100 lux light­ing closer to the ameni­ties at the site.

Kelly Park Net­ball Cen­tre, Wodonga will un­dergo a nine court up­grade to make sure they are com­pli­ant.

“I’ve vis­ited most of these fa­cil­i­ties and they were due for an over­haul or ma­jor up­grade,” Ms Symes said.

“Coun­try net­ball con­tin­ues to grow and these clubs de­serve to have proper fa­cil­i­ties to train and play on, that’s why I worked closely with Sports Min­is­ter John Eren to se­cure this fund­ing.

“Coun­try net­ballers de­serve to have ac­cess to the safe, mod­ern fa­cil­i­ties they truly de­serve and I am pleased the gov­ern­ment is de­liv­er­ing for these lo­cal clubs.

“Coun­try clubs have bred some of our na­tion’s great­est sport­ing cham­pi­ons – and we’re giv­ing them the fa­cil­i­ties they need to con­tinue this proud tra­di­tion.”

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