Topic: Sport and recreation

Avoca Celebrates 160 Years Of Racing In The Pyrenees

The Pyrenees is set to celebrate 160 years of racing with the running of the 2017 Avoca Cup this Saturday, supported by a joint funding package worth more than $52,000. The Andrews Labor Government is contributing more than $21,000 through the Victorian Racing Industry Fund towards the race meeting. The Avoca Shire Turf Club is […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Racing

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Sport

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Sport

Kicking Goals For Women’s Equality In Sport

The Andrews Labor Government is shining the spotlight on women’s sport by kicking off a new program to boost women’s and girl’s participation and improve gender equality – on and off the field. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy and Minister for Sport John Eren today launched VicHealth’s new $6.7 million Active Women and Girls for […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Victorian Series Takes The Field On Milestone Day For Girls

Mustangs FC, a Victorian-made TV series supported by the Andrews Labor Government, will lead celebrations for International Day of the Girl with a special screening at Federation Square tonight. Victorian producers Amanda Higgs and Rachel Davis led a strong female team to create Mustangs FC, which follows a group of girls who abandon the sidelines […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Creative Industries

Victoria To Serve Up An Even Better Grand Slam

The most loved names in world tennis will converge on Melbourne in January for what will be the biggest and best Australian Open yet. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren joined Tennis Australia CEO and Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley at Melbourne Park today to officially launch Australian Open 2018. This year’s […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism and Major Events

More Good News For Victorian Golf Fans

In a major coup for local golf fans, Melbourne will host the Emirates Australian Open Golf in 2020 and 2022. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren announced today that the Open will be played in Victoria for the first time since 2005. Minister Eren met with Golf Australia Chief Executive Officer Stephen Pitt […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism and Major Events

Bart Cummings Trophy Display Unveiled At Flemington

A stunning collection of 149 trophies won by the ‘Cups King’ Bart Cummings was unveiled at Flemington Racecourse today. Parliamentary Secretary for Justice Ben Carroll joined Victoria Racing Club for the launch of the Bart Cummings Trophy Collection which features all 12 of Cummings’ Melbourne Cup trainer’s trophies, two Caulfield Cups and four Cox Plates. […]

Categories: Media Release, Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, Major Events and Regional Victoria

Doggies Kicking Goals For Women’s Health

The Western Bulldogs Football Club is kicking goals for women’s health in Melbourne’s west and Ballarat with a new program to support more women to embrace active and healthy lives. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today visited Whitten Oval and launched the Doggies’ new Daughters of the West program, which builds on the successful delivery […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

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 […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Sport