Media Release

29 October 2018

O’Brien: The Hawks score with Liberal funding

Monday 29 October 2018

The Hawks score with Liberal funding

Victoria’s population is growing at around 150,000 people a year and Daniel Andrews has failed to properly plan for that growth.

As a result, suburban and country sport clubs facilities are stretched and rundown.

That’s why an elected Liberal Nationals Government will contribute $30,000 towards a new scoreboard at Colman Reserve as a part of our $195 million Grassroots Sport Revival Fund which will deliver the support for local sport that our clubs and volunteers need.

Colman Reserve is home to the South Warrandyte Hawks, a local cricket club, who have been part of the community for almost 90 years.

This new scoreboard will boast a full colour LED screen, a video processor to allow for live streaming and remote operation from the clubrooms.

With Victoria’s growing population, it’s important that every person in our state has access to sporting facilities. The Liberal Nationals will get back in control of population growth and stand up for all Victorians.

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Sport, Danny O’Brien:

“Ryan is focusing on the issues that matter and he’s fighting for his local community and that’s why the Liberal Nationals are backing his policy to make South Warrandyte Cricket Club the best it can be.

Only the Liberal Nationals will provide our community sporting clubs with the facilities they need to support local population growth and get back in control of grassroots sport.”

Comments attributable to Member for Warrandyte, Ryan Smith:

“South Warrandyte Cricket Club prides itself on its attachment to the community, and I am very proud to be able to support them with this project.

Labor has been in office in Victoria for 15 of the last 19 years and have they have neglected to properly fund local sporting clubs.

While Daniel Andrews is determined to fund the priorities of the AFL, only a Liberal Nationals Government will direct funding to grassroots clubs like South Warrandyte Cricket Club who are such a huge part of our local communities.”