Category: Minister for Sport

Better Sports Facilities For Macedon’s Women And Girls

More women and girls will soon be kicking goals, hitting sixes and enjoying their favourite sport thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Sport John Eren joined Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas at the launch of the new multipurpose cricket training facility in Gisborne to announce upgrades to local sporting facilities. $400,000 from the […]

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Australian Open Bigger And Better Than Ever

The world’s attention will once again shift to Melbourne this week as the 2018 Australian Open kicks off. Minister for Sport John Eren today joined tournament officials, ball kids and tennis champions, including former World number one Billy Jean King, to officially launch the event. This year the Open will be bigger and better than […]

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Revamped Melbourne Park Serving Up 2018 Open

Melbourne Park is ready to host the biggest names in world tennis when the Australian Open 2018 kicks off in just over a week. Acting Minister for Sport Philip Dalidakis joined Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley to officially start the final countdown to the 2018 Grand Slam. The event takes place from 15 to […]

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Free Tram Zone Extended For Big Bash Derby

Melbourne’s Free Tram Zone will be extended to stops near the MCG for this Saturday’s Big Bash League, Battle of Melbourne double-header. On Saturday 6 January tram services from the CBD to stops 9,10 and 11 on Wellington Parade near the MCG will be free, all day, Saturday 6 January, The Free Tram Zone will […]

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Australia’s Oldest Cycling Stage Race Helps Victoria Shine

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victoria’s regional centres and rural towns shine on the big stage during the 2018 Jayco Herald Sun Tour. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today revealed the Tour schedule for next year’s instalment, and the addition of a women’s event for the very first time. The inaugural […]

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Getting It Done: New Home For Hockey And Lacrosse In Hume

The Andrews Labor Government is getting things done, with works complete on the new Hume Hockey and Lacrosse Centre at Newbury Park in Craigieburn. Minister for Sport John Eren joined Member for Yuroke Ros Spence and representatives from Hume City Council met today to officially open the new pavilion, made possible by a $600,000 grant […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Sport, Northern Metropolitan Region

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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