Second netball court at Greenhill Reserve to alleviate pressure on booming sport
A second netball court at Greenhill Reserve in Wallan is set to ease the pressure on local teams and cater for future growth in the area.
Officially opened on Wednesday, the new netball court will help Wallan Football Netball Club keep pace with the boom of participation in the sport.
The club currently has four senior netball teams, which is likely to increase as Mitchell’s population grows, who share one court for training and games.
Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said like the municipality, participation in sport was experiencing significant growth.
“As the municipality grows, so will demand for sporting facilities, and that’s why this second netball court is so vital,” Cr Sanderson said.
“One court is simply not enough to cater for the demand from all these teams. This new court will significantly assist on game day and will make training sessions much more manageable.
“It will also further encourage our community to keep active by providing them with a quality facility to improve their health and wellbeing.”
The new netball court complements the $471,000 upgraded female-friendly changeroom facilities which were opened at the reserve last year.
The netball court project was funded by the Victorian Government ($100,000), with in-kind support from the Committee of Management, Wallan Football Netball Club and Mitchell Shire Council.
Cr Sanderson said forming partnerships was vital to deliver quality community facilities.
“This is yet another example of how we can all work together to deliver fantastic outcomes for our community,” Cr Sanderson said.
“I would like to thank the Victorian Government and our local members Danielle Green and Jaclyn Symes for funding this fantastic project which will have so many benefits for our community.”