Maribyrnong Park Football Club

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  — I direct my adjournment matter to the Minister for Sport, and the action that I seek is for a meeting to be convened between the Maribyrnong Park Football Club in Moonee Ponds, otherwise known as the Marby Lions, his office and the Department of Health and Human Services to discuss the opportunity to upgrade the club’s pavilion. The Marby Lions is a fantastic local football club led by Doug Stevens and Tony Fisher, and it is a wonderful example of a strong local community sports club. Last year the club was fielding three senior teams and 17 junior teams from under nines to under 19s as well as five girls teams. The club is growing quickly and would welcome the opportunity to discuss its plans for the future.