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14 July 2022

The Victorian Government is backing the next generation of netball and tennis stars in Mount Moriac, with the completion of a new female friendly pavilion at Mount Moriac Reserve.

Member for South Barwon Darren Cheeseman joined players from the Modewarre Warriors Football Netball Club on match day to officially open the new pavilion, thanks to $500,000 from the Victorian Government’s Local Sports Infrastructure Fund.

With local tennis and netball participation on the rise, the growing Warriors and Mount Moriac Tennis Club were struggling with outdated clubrooms inappropriate for junior and women’s participation.

The new pavilion includes home and away change facilities, social space, umpires’ room, enhanced viewing areas, kitchen facilities, administration, first aid area and increased storage.

It also features movable walls to increase social space for local sport and community events.

The building provides a more welcoming space at the reserve for players, parents and fans, and is the perfect base for them to grow numbers and hold competitions.

From new sports pavilions to pitch lighting, investments like these provide high-quality and accessible facilities that allow Victorians to reap the benefits of sport and active recreation participation.

They are also about creating jobs, stimulating local economies, and fast-tracking community recovery by improving the health, wellbeing, and social outcomes for Victorian communities.

The Victorian Budget 2022/23 is providing an additional $88 million to deliver new and improved community sports infrastructure and programs to boost participation in local sports clubs and organisations.

This includes continuing the flagship Local Sports Infrastructure Fund, game-changing Female Friendly Facilities Fund and the popular Country Football and Netball Program.

Mr Cheeseman acknowledged the Surf Coast Shire for its $420,000 and local community for its $10,000 contribution to the project.

For more information about infrastructure grant opportunities available through the Government visit www.sport.vic.gov.au

Quotes attributable to Member for South Barwon Darren Cheeseman

“The new female friendly pavilion will go a long way to inspiring even more locals to join in the fun, and clubs like the Modewarre Warriors and Mount Moriac Tennis Club can also welcome more women and girls,
train longer, and compete at quality facilities.”

“Better facilities make it easier for Victorians to get back into local sport and recreation and
live active and healthy lifestyles.”