Tennis Trip A Break From The Drought

Tennis Trip A Break From The Drought

Western Australia Acting Minister for Sport & Recreation Terry Redman

Wheatbelt Women To Have A Smashing Day

Victor P Taffa

A Day at the Hyundai Hopman Cup will bring a smile to the faces of 25 wives and partners of Wheatbelt Farmers experiencing hardship as a result of the dry season.

The women will travel to Perth by bus today, staying overnight at the Ern Halliday Recreation Camp in Hillarys, before tomorrow heading to the State Tennis Centre to enjoy breakfast with Kingsley MLA Andrea Mitchell. Next stop will be watching the USA play Italy in the cup.

“The trip to Perth is part of continuing efforts by the State Government to assist Regional communities experiencing dry season hardship through sport and recreation opportunities.” Acting Minister for Sport and Recreation Terry Redman said.

“Forty Wheatbelt farmers were recently invited to attend a Twenty20 cricket match at the WACA Ground.  This initiative was so well received by the men of the region that the Department of Sport and Recreation turned its attention to offering an experience away from home for the women supporting these men.”

Tickets, drink and meal vouchers and entry into the Hopman Club for the session have been generously donated by the Hyundai Hopman Cup.  Tennis West is also pitching in its support and Accolade Catering will provide a meal for the ladies.

Mr. Redman said the day at the tennis was a chance to get away from the farm and relax after a stressful year.

“We recognise that 24 hours away from home isn’t going to change the situation but it is a small way of telling those people affected by the dry season that we are thinking of them during this tough time.” Mr. Redman said.

Andrea Mitchell Kingsley MLA

Andrea Mitchell Kingsley MLA