Member’s Statement: Mill Park Electorate Sporting Clubs

Ms D’AMBROSIO: I want to acknowledge a number of sporting clubs in my electorate of Mill Park and the players and volunteers who are the backbones of these community organisations. I recently had the pleasure of attending a game at Mill Park Basketball Stadium, where I watched the Mill Park Pacers take home the victory against the Bellarine Storm in the youth league men’s division 2 in the Whittlesea City Basketball Association. The stadium recently underwent a major upgrade thanks to a $1 million funding boost from our government through the community sports infrastructure stimulus program.

I also recently joined Bundoora United Football Club to mark the completion of their new competition-ready pitch at Hillsview reserve following a $465 000 contribution from our government, and I was excited to toss the coin to start the women’s game at the Uni Hill Eagles Football Club at Findon Reserve in Mill Park. This is a young club which, since having started in 2017, have now grown to have 180 kids in their youth teams as well as fielding senior women’s and men’s teams. I want to thank all of them for their fantastic volunteer effort to really grow community sports, and I want also give a shout-out to the $200 Get Active kids voucher program— (Time expired)

Hansard Link: Mill Park Electorate Sporting Clubs