House debates

Monday, 14 July 2014

Statements by Members

Canberra Electorate: Tuggeranong Netball Association

4:40 pm

Photo of Gai BrodtmannGai Brodtmann (Canberra, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Defence) Share this | | Hansard source

I recently had the honour of being appointed the patron of the Tuggeranong Netball Association. TNA is an important part of the Tuggeranong and Canberra community. TNA holds a number of community events each year such as marathon netball games for charities and reconciliation day and National Netball Day events, and it provides wonderful support and opportunities to Canberra's netballers, both young and old.

This year TNA qualified for all three state league grand finals, finishing premiers in division two and runners-up in divisions one and three. It was an amazing achievement. I was there to cheer them on. I congratulate all the netballers involved.

I would like to acknowledge the TNA executive: David Tronerud, Jonathan Toze, Debbie Dunster, Vivienne Pollock, Kim Crimmins, Jamie Johnston, Jo White and Donna Jameson. Between them, this team has committed more than 110 years of volunteer service for TNA.

I would also like to mention some of TNA's extraordinary volunteers: Nicole Bowles, Natalee Withers, Kirsten Duffy, Ashlee Tronerud, Narelle Sheehan, Stephanie Jameson and Katrina Herbert. As we all know, our sporting clubs and associations, like this, could not exist without the hard work and dedication of volunteers. Anyone who knows Canberra knows that the TNA's home, the Calwell netball courts, is probably the coldest place on earth in winter.

Last, but certainly not least, I would like to acknowledge the incredible TNA President Louise Bilston. She has done an amazing job and I would like to thank her for asking me to be patron of the TNA. (Time expired)