House debates

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Statements by Members

Menzies Electorate: Sport

1:34 pm

Photo of Kevin AndrewsKevin Andrews (Menzies, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

Sport is an important aspect of the life of this country. It's important for individuals—it means healthy exercise: people keeping fit, being better off in terms of both their physical and their mental outlook—but it is also important for communities: joining sporting clubs, being part of sporting organisations. Even if it's only an informal organisation like the local running or walking group, that's important for those individuals concerned. With the increase in interest in sport and women's sport in particular in Australia, there is a greater demand for facilities for sporting clubs right around this nation. I have been pleased in my electorate of Menzies to be able to advocate on behalf of many organisations and clubs in the electorate for improvement in their sporting facilities. I was therefore delighted to be able to announce recently a $100,000 grant to the Schramms Sports Club in Doncaster, which will provide improved lighting not only for those who use the facilities for sporting activities, notably Australian Rules and cricket, but also for people who run around the oval and use the sporting facilities in an informal manner. I will continue to advocate for other projects in my electorate, but this is a good announcement, delivering for Menzies.