The growing Wallan Magpies Football Netball Club will begin developing junior netballers after the official opening of a second competition-standard netball court at Greenhill Reserve.

Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green today joined members of the Wallan Football Netball Club to officially open the court, fulfilling an election commitment of $100,000 from the Andrews Labor Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund.

The new court allows both the football and netball teams to train and use the permanent hard-surface all year round in all weather conditions.

The extra capacity also allows junior netball to be introduced, encouraging younger players in the community.

Sport and recreation clubs are the heart and soul of regional communities and the new court provides a safe and accessible environment for players and spectators.

The Magpies have more than 360 members, but are keen to grow the club as more people move into the area.

There has been a significant growth in netball numbers thanks to the success of Super Netball with more women and girls signing up.

It’s not just the Magpies that will benefit from the new court, local schools and community groups will also have access to the facility.

Ms Green thanked the Magpies for their commitment and financial contribution to the project.

Better sport and recreation facilities make it easier for players, coaches, umpires and supporters of all abilities to stay involved in local sport, while encouraging the rest of the community to join in

This project is part of the Labor Government’s strong commitment to sports and active recreation, and to encourage all Victorians to get out there and get active.

The Victorian Budget 2018/19 invested $241.6 million in community sport, including more than $100 million to improve facilities and access for women.

Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green

“The Andrews Labor Government is getting things done – building the sporting facilities that our communities deserve.”

“With Wallan becoming one of the fastest growing areas in the state, the need to expand sporting facilities has never been greater.”