Monday, 21 June 2010
Statements by Members
Swan Electorate: Demons District Football Club Junior Carnival
Yesterday, I attended the Demons District Football Club Junior Carnival, which was held at Higgins Park in the suburb of Victoria Park in my electorate. The teams that were involved in the carnival where the under 9s, under 10s and under 11s. The day was run between 10 in the morning and 3.30 in the afternoon. There were marquees up all around the ground and each club proudly displayed their colours and their banners from their marquees. The junior football clubs in attendance were: Belmont, Gosnells, Huntingdale, Kenwick, Lynwood Ferndale, Maddington, Manning Rippers, Queens Park, Redcliffe, South Perth, Thornlie and the host club, Victoria Park. This is an annual event that is held in the district and being the Director for Junior Development on the Perth Football Club board it is a great pleasure to be involved in seeing these clubs participate. It was a great day. The weather was fantastic—as it usually is in Western Australia—and the participants were fantastic.
We are thinking of seceding—thanks to the member for Mayo for suggesting that. The day was sensational. There were no problems. Everyone got along really well and I think Victoria Park did a fantastic job in hosting it. Hopefully, they made plenty of money for their club through the canteen. There must have been at least 1,500 to 2,000 people there on the day. (Time expired)