Member of Lions Club – State Parliament
Boisdale Briagolong Football Netball Club will tackle its opposition under new lights if the Liberal Nationals are elected to government in November.
The Nationals Gippsland East MP, Tim Bull, this evening announced a Liberal Nationals Government would provide $100,000 to partner with Wellington Shire Council to provide a major lighting infrastructure upgrade at Boisdale Recreation Reserve.
“This lighting system means Boisdale Briagolong will get more out of their training and, in the future, gives them the opportunity to attract night games to the oval, which hasn’t been possible before,” Mr Bull said.
“The club and recreation reserve committee are working with Wellington Shire Council to develop plans to improve the facility and will invest their own funds and in-kind labour towards a larger proposed upgrade, and for this they are to be commended.
“The club has worked hard in recent years to build their membership, most recently with the introduction of women’s and girls’ football teams. By increasing training standards with this new lighting, we hope to see even more people signing up to the club.
“I am aware that there is an application pending with the Latrobe Valley Authority for a more general upgrade, which I strongly support. However, tonight’s announcement is guaranteeing that we will ensure the new lights are delivered if elected in November.”
Shadow Minister for Sport, Danny O’Brien, said unlike the Andrews Labor Government, the Liberal Nationals would support grassroots sporting clubs.
“Boisdale Briagolong FNC plays a significant role in the local community and unlike Labor, which chose to give a $225 million free kick to the AFL to upgrade Etihad Stadium, the Liberal Nationals will support grassroots sports,” Mr O’Brien said.
Club vice president, Ryan Evans, said the installation of new lights would go a long way towards maintaining and improving participation levels.
Caption: Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, pictured with BBFNC committee members Mick McQuillen and Brett Lanigan, tonight announced a Liberal Nationals Government would provide $100,000 to upgrade the lights at Boisdale Recreation Reserve.
Thursday, August 16, 2018