Players from Richmond Netball Association and Melbourne Girls College can now showcase their skills at Melbourne’s newest netball hub thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Minister for Sport John Eren today joined Member for Richmond Richard Wynne at Melbourne Girls College to officially open the three new courts which were made possible by $9.6 million from the Labor Government’s Inner City Netball Program.
These new netball courts will help address the booming local demand for netball and allow students at Melbourne Girls College to further develop their skills, get active and host school sports.
Nearby teams, including those that belong to the 950 strong Richmond Netball Association, now also have an alternative venue to train, stage development programs and host competitions day and night.
Other Inner City Netball Program projects in the area include two new courts at Richmond West Primary School, three courts at Richmond High School and four courts and a new pavilion at Ryan’s Reserve, home of the Richmond Netball Association.
The Labor Government’s Inner City Netball Program is funding new netball courts and upgrading old ones where they’re needed most, and ensuring everyone who wants to play has access to safe and modern facilities.
Mr Eren and Mr Wynne acknowledged the Victorian School Building Authority and Melbourne Girls College for their support.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport John Eren
“Inner city netball is more popular than ever and we don’t want anyone to be turned away, so we’re proud to deliver these new courts.”
“Our Inner City Netball Program is rejuvenating tired old courts and building more courts to cater for the record numbers playing netball.”
Quote attributable to Member for Richmond Richard Wynne
“This is a great boost for Melbourne Girls College and for Richmond’s netballers – they now have a state of the art facility that can host competitions and can be safely used for more hours every day.
Reviewed 19 August 2020