House debates

Monday, 15 June 2020

Statements by Members

Dunkley Electorate: All Abilities Football

4:40 pm

Photo of Peta MurphyPeta Murphy (Dunkley, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

COVID-19 has reminded all of us of the importance of social connectedness and that it often comes from our involvement in sport, so the announcement that Frankston Pines Football Club will participate for the first time this year in Football Victoria's All Abilities program is absolutely fantastic. The program was established in 2017 to promote an inclusive approach to football, regardless of age, gender or ability. Pines FC are running a come-and-try day on Saturday 27 June, at 10 am, and everyone in my local community who's interested in the program should get down to Monterey Reserve and give it a go. It's a great opportunity to participate with this terrific grassroots local club in a fun, supportive and inclusive environment. The sessions will be organised by FFA- and WWC-accredited coaches and, of course, it's going to be run in accordance with the current COVID-19 guidelines. I would like to congratulate President Lee Davies; head senior coach, Kevin Taylor; and the whole Frankston Pines Football Club on getting involved in a great program. They are for and of their community, and they do these things to build social connectedness. We all need to be part of that with them, so I'm going to be there cheering everyone on from the sidelines. If there are enough people there, I might even be persuaded to try to kick the ball around with you all.