House debates

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Statements by Members

Makin Electorate: Golden Grove Football Club

1:42 pm

Photo of Tony ZappiaTony Zappia (Makin, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I congratulate the Golden Grove Football Club on winning the 2019 Good Sports Club of the Year Award for South Australia. The Good Sports Program is a national program with almost 10,000 clubs participating around the nation. Its goal is to build a healthier sporting nation by providing a safe and inclusive environment. Golden Grove Football Club was awarded the honour for inspiring positive change and building a healthy and family-friendly club by implementing policies around alcohol management, tobacco and safe transport. The award was presented yesterday, in a ceremony here at Parliament House, to President Kate Grandey, who was accompanied by her husband, and life member, Mick.

Golden Grove is a relatively new football club. It was established in 1995 and has achieved extraordinary growth and competitive success. It has a strong commitment to junior and women's teams. This year the club fielded 31 junior and eight senior teams, which included nine women's teams. Three of the club's junior teams were premiers in 2019, with several other teams being runners-up. That success can be directly attributed to the club's professional management, their vision, the support of members and the tireless work of volunteers. I wish the club all the best for the 2020 season and look forward to watching some of their games in the future.