New shed for Clarendon Netball Club thanks to MP's advocacy
Posted September 03, 2019
Clarendon Netball Club can now lock up their equipment in a secure shelter thanks to a $30,000 grant advocated for by the Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie.
Photograph: Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie, third from right, was recently shown the facilities at Clarendon Netball Club’s base by members Brianna Dowding, left, Mackenzie Steer, Natalie Perkins, Kyiesha Gee, Chris Rose, and Kaitlyn Millhouse.
The Community Development Grants Programme funding will allow the club to build a purpose-built shed and permanent barbecue shelter to cater for the needs of the 150-member club.
“From six teams 15 years ago, Clarendon Netball Club has grown significantly to become the largest club in the Southern Hills Netball Association with 20 teams,” Rebekha said.
“Unfortunately, their facilities haven’t kept up with the growth or the times and they approached my office for assistance.
“Members have worked hard to maintain their presence in the Clarendon area so I am pleased that this grant will allow them to upgrade their shedding and provide cover for the barbecue area and canteen.”
Clarendon Netball Club President Chris Rose welcomed the announcement.
“Having shedding and shelter that is permanent, lockable and waterproof, will be an amazing and much-needed addition to our facilities,” Ms Rose said this week.
"We are renowned for being the biggest club with the worst amenities.
"But it is not only the netball club that will benefit. The tennis club will have much-needed shelter during summer, and facilities to put all their equipment away, and any other sporting codes looking at joining the Clarendon Recreation grounds will now have a place to store things.
“This addition will benefit all the Clarendon Community and we are all truly grateful to Rebekha for advocating on our behalf.”