Federal Member For Banks
Shadow Minister for Communications


David Coleman, the Federal Member for Banks, recently met with representatives from the St George District Netball Association to announce that the Association will be receiving $1 million in Federal funding to upgrade facilities at their Rockdale courts.

Currently, many courts at the Rockdale facility are cracked and desperately in need of repairs – despite the location being home for all of the Association’s affiliated clubs. This funding will be used to not only repair these courts, but also provide new fencing around the fields.

Mr Coleman has welcomed news of this funding boost, noting the positive impact these upgrades will have on the sporting community.

“I am pleased to be able to secure this much-need funding,” Mr Coleman said.

“For too long, St George Netballers have played in sub-standard conditions,” Mr Coleman said. “This $1 million funding upgrade will fix that problem.”

The Netball Association’s President, Mr Peter Crawford, has also welcomed news of this much-needed funding boost.

“Our facilities have been in need of repairs for quite some time,” Mr Crawford said. “This funding will ensure these upgrades go ahead, benefitting many local athletes, their families and supporters.”