Courts given $2m upgrade

Published 5:00pm 2 July 2024

Courts given $2m upgrade
Words by Nick Crockford

Redcliffe Leagues Netball Association has officially unveiled its new-look $2 million courts.

More than 450 players will play on the upgraded courts KR Benson Park, Clontarf, thanks to funding from Moreton Bay City Council and the South East Queensland Community Stimulus Program.

Mayor Peter Flannery, State Member for Redcliffe Yvette D’Ath, Councillor Karl Winchester (Div 6) and club president Mark Kitson opened the refurbished courts.

Mr Kitson thanked Council and the State Government, adding “we look forward to working together to further enhance our facilities and programs”.

Courts given $2m upgrade
From left: Redcliffe Leagues Netball Association Club Treasurer Kelly Prunty, State Member for Redcliffe Yvette D’ath, club president Mark Kitson, Mayor Peter Flannery, Cr Karl Winchester.

Mayor Peter Flannery said the court renewal “provides essential support for the growing netball association, offering players state-of-the-art facilities”.

“By providing clubs with modern, safe, and accessible facilities, we are investing in the health and well-being of our community while nurturing the talent and passion of our sport-loving community,” he said.

Yvette D’Ath, the State Member for Redcliffe, said the Queensland Government was “proud to invest $1,194,000 into this project as part of our South East Queensland Community Stimulus Program”.

Courts given $2m upgrade

“I’d also like to acknowledge the Redcliffe Leagues Netball Associations members and volunteers and all the hard work they do to support this sport,” she said.

Cr Karl Winchester (Div 6) said the court renewal “is a big score for the local netball community”.

“Whether you are playing for fun or aspiring to be a professional netballer, these upgraded courts will provide the necessary infrastructure to pursue their goals,” he said.

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