· Two new acrylic netball courts officially opened today in Ulladulla
· Tackling shortage of courts a big win for the region’s netballers
· Coalition Government invested $150,000 in the project
Shoalhaven netballers celebrated another win today with the official opening of two new netball courts in Ulladulla.
Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said by providing high-quality sports infrastructure, the Coalition Government was investing in the future of regional communities.
“Netball is a beloved sport in a sport-loving nation, and these new courts will help support its growth by accommodating more players for training and playing in a safe, high-quality environment,” Dr McVeigh said.
“The courts will help facilitate increased regional participation in netball, which could lead to the discovery of the next Commonwealth Games athlete.
A 2016 election commitment, the Federal Member for Gilmore Ann Sudmalis said the additional courts would tackle a shortage of netball facilities in the region and provide a boost to local sport.
“Thanks to $150,000 provided by the Australian Government, Council has been able to provide two new, acrylic-topped netball courts, which is fantastic news for existing as well as our young potential talent,” Mrs Sudmalis said.
Shoalhaven City Mayor Amanda Findley said the upgrade would help promote social cohesion in the region.
“Council continues to invest in community sporting infrastructure to help bring Shoalhaven residents together through sport, and we thank the Australian Government for its generous support in bringing this project to fruition over the past six months,” Cr Findley said.
The Coalition Government invested $150,000 in the project, with Shoalhaven City Council contributing $127,000.