House debates

Monday, 26 October 2020

Statements by Members

Braddon Electorate: North West Football League

4:24 pm

Photo of Gavin PearceGavin Pearce (Braddon, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

Recently I headed over to the great town of Latrobe to watch the North West Football League senior grand final. It was a classic Devonport Magpies versus Burnie Dockers final. This year bragging rights went to the Burnie Dockers, who showed themselves to be the dominant force in the NWFL, securing their third straight senior title. Congratulations to Dockers' president Steve Dowling—a good mate of mine—coach Brent Plant, co-captains Nick McKenna, Harry Walters and players and everyone involved in the club. It's a great club. This year's grand final was the swan song for Burnie great Kade Munday. Kade had called time on his decorated playing career in style, winning his eighth senior premiership and the Wayne King Medal for best-on-ground performance on the day. I'd like to say that I reckon Kade has another season in him. He's a champion.

Sport is the heart and soul of many regional communities throughout my electorate. When we look for a bit of normality, a sense of community, a sense of belonging, sport often fills that role. So I'd like to give a final shout-out to the administrators, officials, volunteers, sponsors, players and fans right across the north-west, the west coast and King Island, who've kept us going through this incredibly challenging year.