Friday, 21st April

The Wonthaggi Power Netball Club is set to grow their ranks in 2017 thanks to a major makeover of their now ready-for-action home courts.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today officially opened the more than $787,000 Wonthaggi netball courts redevelopment at Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve.

Netball is booming in Victoria – with more than 300,000 players across the state and the new action-packed Suncorp Super League underway.

And Wonthaggi is no exception, with around 500 netballers of all ages and abilities registered to play this year.

The revamp of the seven-courts features a modern and safer playing surface, as well as new drainage and fencing to protect players from injury.

It means the Wonthaggi Power can host more players than ever before and more people can get on the court when they want to play the game they love.

Wonthaggi district netball will also be able to run more training programs to fine tune their skills and unearth the next elite Aussie champion.

Ms Shing thanked project partners the Bass Coast Shire Council, the Wonthaggi and District Netball Association and the Wonthaggi Power Netball Club.

The upgrade was made possible with $100,000 from the Andrews Labor Government’s $100 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund.

The fund is delivering on our promise to upgrade tired grounds and ageing clubrooms at grassroots sporting clubs across the state.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

The Wonthaggi netball courts are a hive of activity. Players here finally have the modern, safe and accessible courts they deserve.”

“This project will go a long way towards helping the Power meet growing demand, now and into the future.”

“We want more budding netballers to be able to get on the court when they want to play the game they love.”