Victoria Opposition Leader Ted Baillieu
Coalition To Fund Upgrade Of Eaglehawk Football Netball Club
Victor P Taffa
The Victorian Liberal Nationals Coalition announced today that it will provide $400,000 to fund much-needed facility upgrades at Eaglehawk Football and Netball Club, Leader of the Victorian Liberal Nationals Coalition Ted Baillieu said today.
The Eaglehawk Football and Netball Club is a club steeped in tradition, having been formed in 1880, and is well-supported by the Eaglehawk community, but the club has since been abandoned by the Brumby Government.
The existing clubrooms are over 50 years old and in a state of disrepair. There are no adequate facilities for females, and women are forced to use either the men’s facilities or a makeshift tennis clubroom as change rooms. With four netball teams and a women’s football team based at Eaglehawk, women of the club are in desperate need of appropriate amenities.
“The netballers of the Eaglehawk Football and Netball Club are very successful, with the B Grade team winning their grand final by seven goals, and the A Grade team just missing out by one goal.” Mr. Baillieu said.
“These sporting clubs are the lifeblood of communities like Eaglehawk and they need suitable facilities to continue their growth and success. The upgrade of facilities at Eaglehawk will ensure that these teams have the best available preparation for their matches.”
Liberal Candidate for Bendigo East Michael Langdon said the said the facilities at Eaglehawk will also be available for use by children playing junior football or participating in weekly Auskick clinics.
“Eaglehawk football and netball ground was a community ground which needed facilities for both males and females.” Mr. Langdon said.
“During the football season, there are close to 1,000 players, coaching staff, and administrators who use these facilities each week, not to mention the opposition teams and the huge band of Eaglehawk local supporters and spectators.”
“This $400,000 in funding will provide a much-needed refurbishment for the Eaglehawk Football and Netball Club, and is warmly welcomed by the Eaglehawk community, which has been long neglected by the Brumby Government.” Mr. Langdon said.