House debates

Tuesday, 23 May 2023

Statements by Members

Napoli Football Club

1:42 pm

Photo of James StevensJames Stevens (Sturt, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I rise to acknowledge and congratulate the great Napoli soccer club on being crowned Italian league champions this year. Their draw with Udinese secured them a lead on the table that is now insurmountable. On 4 June, the historic final game of their season will be held at the Diego Maradona stadium in Naples. That is very appropriate, given that the last time Napoli won, in 1990, Diego Maradona was in that famous team.

I very proudly have in my electorate the largest Italian community of any electorate in this parliament, and within that Italian community, the strongest grouping is of those from Campania. I have three excellent Campanese clubs, in San Giorgio, Altavilla and Molinara. They will all have that game broadcast live. The entire Campanese community will be coming together from across my electorate, and no doubt from across the whole city of Adelaide, to watch that game and the unbelievable celebration that will happen afterwards throughout Naples. I congratulate the team and I'm with all of my constituents who are going to be there celebrating and basking in this great moment for the Napoli soccer club.