New Netball Courts for Killy-Bass
Kilcunda Bass Netballers will be playing safer netball on new courts next year thanks to State Government and Council funding announced this week. The funding will contribute towards the construction of a new show court and upgrades to the existing court at Bass Recreation Reserve.
Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing, visited with members of Kilcunda Bass Football Netball Club and the community at the Bass Recreation Reserve on Tuesday, 5 December to announce $100,000 funding for the project as part of the Country Football and Netball Program.
Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield, explained what will be involved in the project.
“The redevelopment will include the construction of a new show court with training standard lighting and repairs to the existing netball court so that it can be used as a safe warm up court,” Cr Rothfield said.
“The new courts’ surfaces and surrounds will adhere to the standards set by Netball Victoria, which have been created to reduce injuries and improve safety for players and umpires.”
Harriet Shing commented that netball remains the most popular team sport for girls and women in Australia, and participation numbers continue to rise.
“This is why it is so important that the facilities available to netball players, coaches, umpires and officials right across Gippsland, are up to standard and continue to be developed with the future of our sport in mind,” Ms Shing said.
The estimated construction cost is $246,000 which will be achieved through the Country Football and Netball Program’s $100,000 contribution and $120,000 funding from Bass Coast Shire Council. Bass Recreation Reserve Committee of Management and Kilcunda Bass Football and Netball Club will fund the balance
To kick start this project, the Bass Recreation Reserve Committee of Management and Kilcunda Bass Football Netball Club have already contributed $27,000 to the completion of a detailed design of the courts.