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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

New facilities for Coldstream netballers

A re-elected Turnbull Liberal Team will contribute $140,000 to provide new courts and lighting for netballers in Coldstream, Federal Member for Casey Tony Smith announced today.

This funding package would see Yarra Ranges Council prioritise this project in its sporting infrastructure budget by matching the $140,000 of federal funding to complete the $280,000 project.

Currently, the Coldstream netballers have to play their games on two of the four old tennis courts as the other two are no longer being used by tennis players due to poor quality and lack of lighting.

Mr Smith said this funding will enable the conversion of the four existing tennis courts into two multipurpose courts for netball which will also be able to serve as four courts for tennis.

“I believe it is important to support female participation in sport,” Mr Smith said.

“The courts that the Coldstream netballers currently play on are not up to standard. Players can only train on two of the courts as the other two don’t have lighting and they have to pay to use other clubs’ netball courts for games.

“This funding will allow the 80 or so netballers at Coldstream to have quality courts to train and compete on and open up the possibility of the club hosting evening competitions.

“These multipurpose courts will also allow Coldstream tennis players to play evening games and will help to build a stronger Coldstream community.”

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