House debates

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Statements by Members

Burt Electorate: Bletchley Park Cup, Australian Football League

1:57 pm

Photo of Matt KeoghMatt Keogh (Burt, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

Last week I had the honour of presenting the winner's trophy for the Bletchley Park Cup for the second year. The cup is a competition held by Bletchley Park for a number of local schools to enable students with special needs or disability to have the chance to enjoy the competition of interschool sports like all other students. This year, we had Bletchley Park Primary School, Harrisdale Primary School, and Forest Crescent Primary School from my electorate of Burt joining Booragoon Primary School and Mount Pleasant Primary School. It's an excellent example of inclusive education and providing our students with the opportunities that other students in our schools get. I really want to congratulate Clint McNerney from Bletchley Park Primary School for leading the charge on creating this competition to enable those students and their families to participate in something that other students get to do. This is about making sure all students of all abilities get to participate in our schooling together so that no-one is excluded and no-one is left out.

On this sporting topic, can I make this critical point to the parliament today: Melbourne Demons supporters are a pack of whingers. They complain about the cost of travelling over to Perth when West Coast fans and West Coast players have to do it every second week of the competition. So, in the preliminary final this Saturday, I say, as we play the Demons: go Eagles!