Topic: Sport and recreation

Gain, Set, Match: Australian Open 2020 A Winner For Victoria

Tens of thousands of tennis fans will pour through the gates of Melbourne Park today as Victoria celebrates the start of the Australian Open – one of the most anticipated two weeks in world sport. The Open will be contested by the cream of the tennis world headed by Australian world number one Ash Barty […]

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Australian Open 2020 – The Grand Slam For Everyone

Melbourne Park is primed to deliver the most open Australian Open in history, putting Victoria in the global spotlight and delivering accessible and inclusive Grand Slam action to hundreds of thousands of fans. Acting Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Marlene Kairouz joined Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan at Melbourne Park […]

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Uniform, Equipment, Training Grants For Local Sports Clubs

Grassroots sporting clubs across Victoria are being encouraged to apply for funding to upgrade equipment, buy new uniforms, boost administration capabilities and improve training for officials. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today announced that applications for the Andrews Labor Government’s 2019/20 Sporting Club Grants Program will open on Monday, 6 January […]

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Serving Up Local Jobs First At Melbourne Park

Workers employed on one of Melbourne’s biggest construction projects this week made way for a Grand Slam bump-in as an inspired doubles partnership continues to deliver results for Victoria. Labor’s $972 million redevelopment of Melbourne Park began in 2010 and has continued without the Australian Open missing a beat. The reimagining of Melbourne Park has […]

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Melbourne The Big Winner As Presidents Cup Stars Tee Off

The world’s top golfers will hit the fairways of Royal Melbourne Golf Club this morning as the city hosts the prestigious Presidents Cup teams competition for a record third time. The Tiger Woods-led United States team takes on an Internationals outfit captained by South African great Ernie Els at Black Rock’s famous sandbelt course, with […]

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New Change Rooms For Boisdale Recreation Reserve

The Boisdale community have new change room facilities at the local Recreation Reserve thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria and Sport Danielle Green today officially opened the new change room facility at Boisdale Recreation Reserve, made possible with a $329,512 grant by the Labor Government through the Latrobe […]

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Improved Accessibility And Efficiency For Airly-Clydebank

A major refurbishment project supported by the Andrews Labor Government has improved disabled access and sustainability at Airly-Clydebank Public Hall. Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria and Sport Danielle Green joined community members today to officially re-open the Hall following extensive upgrades thanks to a $142,432 grant provided by the Labor Government through the Latrobe Valley […]

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World-Leading Major Events Deliver Big Time For Victoria

As the eyes of the sporting world turn to Melbourne and the blockbuster Presidents Cup, a new independent study has found that the value of major events to the Victorian economy has soared to $2.5 billion a year. The Eventful Year 2018 report confirmed that a world-leading events calendar continues to deliver for all Victorians. […]

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Victoria In The Game For 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Victoria has thrown its weight behind Australia’s bid to secure the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the largest women’s sporting event in the world. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today joined Matildas stars Jenna McCormick and Laura Alleway at AAMI Park, confirming that the 2023 World Cup bid led by Football […]

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Time To Roar As MCG Targets Record For Women’s T20 Final

With 100 days until the Australian women’s cricket team takes on all-comers at the ICC T20 World Cup, Victorians have today been encouraged to play their part by helping to fill the MCG for the final. World Cup organisers have secured global superstar Katy Perry to perform at the March 8 decider, which is hoped […]

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