Category: Minister for Sport

Bigger Somerville Stadium To Rise From Ashes

A brand new four court stadium will be built in Somerville, after the old recreation and community centre was tragically destroyed by fire last year. Minister for Sport John Eren joined local clubs, sporting associations and representatives from the Mornington Peninsula Shire on site today to announce $1.3 million to help rebuild and expand the […]

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Victoria Lands Massive Rugby Union Deal

The Andrews Labor Government has scored a massive new deal that will bring more rugby union tests to Melbourne and grow the game at grassroots level right across the state. Minister for Sport, Tourism and Major Events John Eren and Member for Narre Warren North Luke Donnellan joined the Victorian Rugby Union and the Melbourne […]

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Labor Delivering For Grassroots Sport In Northcote

Grassroots sports clubs in Northcote are getting the equipment, skills and expertise they need to grow and win silverware. Minister for Sport John Eren joined local players and officials from the Northcote Junior Football Club today to announce a $1,000 grant to buy new uniforms. Record numbers of girls and women are signing up to […]

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Trailblazer Set To Lead The Way For Women In Sport

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed Dr Bridie O’Donnell MBBS as Head of Victoria’s first Office for Women in Sport and Recreation. Dr O’Donnell is a world-record breaking cyclist who took up full-time riding at age 35, quickly rising through the ranks to represent Australia at three World Championships. She then went on to manage […]

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Bendigo’s New Stadium Virtually Ready

Locals can tour Bendigo’s new stadium before it’s finished thanks to a virtual reality walk-through. Minister for Sport John Eren joined Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan and Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards today to unveil a new 3D virtual reality tour of Bendigo Stadium. By putting on a pair of 3D goggles, visitors […]

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New Lights Have Castlemaine Magpies Flying High

The Castlemaine “Magpies” Football Netball Club Juniors – a childhood club of Brownlow medallist and Premiership star Dustin Martin – will kick-start season 2018 under the bright lights thanks to $100,000 from the Andrew Labor Government. Minister for Sport John Eren and Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards joined club members today to announce the […]

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W-League Blockbuster To Kick Off In The Valley

Gippslanders can watch and learn from some of Australia’s top female footballers when Melbourne Victory and Adelaide United face off in a pre-season W-League friendly later this month. Acting Minister for Sport Luke Donnellan confirmed the fixture today, one of many high-profile events the Andrews Labor Government is bringing to Gippsland this year. The game […]

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Sporting Capital Scores Matildas Double-Header

Our world-conquering Westfield Matildas are set to take on the might of China in a two-game international series exclusive to Victoria. Minister for Sport John Eren and Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins joined Matildas coach Alen Stajcic and co-captain Lisa De Vanna today to announce that Victoria will host the first game at AAMI Park […]

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New Courts On The Way For Moreland Netballers

The Andrews Labor Government will build 16 new netball courts across Moreland, giving more locals the chance to get on the court when they want, close to home. Minister for Sport John Eren joined Member for Broadmeadows Frank McGuire and Member for Pascoe Vale Lizzie Blandthorn today to announce $1.36 million to deliver the courts. […]

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Rip Curl Pro To Ride The Waves At Bells Beach Until 2022

The Andrews Labor Government has locked in the world’s longest running surfing contest – the Rip Curl Pro – at Bells Beach until at least 2022. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren joined young surfers from the Indigenous and elite Surfing Victoria Program at Bells Beach today to announce the new five year […]

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