Blackwood Football Club Update

16 Sep 2019 speech

Ms FLINT (Boothby—Government Whip) (16:41): On Friday 13 September, the Blackwood Football Club had the grand opening of their brand new change rooms. I joined my state colleagues, the Minister for Sport, Corey Wingard, and local member for Waite, Sam Duluk, along with City of Mitcham councillors, SANFL representatives, club members and guests, for this very special occasion.

It was less than 12 months ago that I was at Blackwood footy club with the Minister for Sport, Bridget McKenzie, announcing that the Morrison Liberal government would contribute more than $456,000 to deliver these much needed change rooms through the Community Sport Infrastructure Program. It certainly has been a very exciting time for the club. What is even more exciting is the reason that the Blackwood footy club needed these new facilities. The club currently has 25 sides, including four senior teams, and an impressive eight female teams. I'd
like to congratulate the club, in particular the president, Kris Winchester; committee members, Leone Wilmshurst and Mick Wilmshurst, not only for working with me to secure the funding for this project, but for all of their hard work throughout the build, which has happened in record time.

There is always such a strong crowd every time I visit the Blackwood Football Club for games, training and events, which is a great credit to the club and the community of volunteers, players, members and supporters involved. Congratulations to Blackwood Football Club on the opening of your new change rooms, and thank you for everything you do for our local community.