Essendon District Netball Association

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  —  I direct my adjournment matter to the Minister for Sport, and the action I seek is for a meeting to be convened between Sport and Recreation Victoria, the City of Moonee Valley, the Essendon District Netball Association and me to discuss the feasibility study into the provision of additional netball courts at the Riverside golf and tennis club in Ascot Vale. For far too long in my community women and women’s sporting facilities have been left behind, and the courts at Riverside are not up to grade. There is no pavilion to support them. Recently Richard Randall, who is the president of the Essendon District Netball Association, started a petition calling for these courts to be rebuilt. I commend Mr Randall on his passion and his commitment to this great sport, and I would really welcome the opportunity for us to sit down and explore this opportunity in greater detail