Labor Government Gives Gippsland Families The Sporting Facilities They Deserve

26 August 2015

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with giving Traralgon families the sport and recreation facilities they deserve.

Minister for Sport John Eren today unveiled the Old Trafford Pavilion at Traralgon Recreation Reserve, giving footballers and cricketers the home base they deserve. Mr Eren also opened Agnes Brereton Pavilion, to help cater for growing netball participation.

Sport is at the heart of regional Victoria. It’s where families connect, players become the best they can be and kids savour the memories that stay with them for life.

The Old Trafford Pavilion includes new change rooms, public toilets and club rooms for cricketers and footballers, giving the TEDAS Junior Tigers Football Club and the Ex-Students Sharks Cricket Club the facilities they need.

Some 850 netballers compete in the Traralgon Netball Association, and the upgraded Agnes Brereton Pavilion gives the competition a home base it can be proud of.

The new facility replaces the over-burdened pavilion built in the 1960s, and includes modern change room for players and umpires, a first aid room, a new canteen and a veranda. It means the popular association can continue to attract new players.

The Labor Government has contributed $150,000 towards the projects, including $50,000 for the Agnes Brereton Pavilion and $100,000 to the Traralgon Recreation Reserve project.

The Government is committed to upgrading grassroots venues across the state for all Victorians, no matter their ability, or where they live.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport John Eren

“Sporting organisations are at the heart of Gippsland, and they need the best facilities so that they can attract new members and grow.”

“Football, cricket and netball clubs are where kids learn valuable skills and make great friends. We’re giving them a home base they can be proud of.”

Quote attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“Families in Gippsland love their sport. We’re investing to make sure that local clubs have access to the safe, modern facilities they deserve.”

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