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Supporting Local Basketball in Maroondah
- $3 million in funding for the construction of a new indoor single court basketball stadium on the grounds of Heathmont East Primary School.
- The new indoor stadium will allow the school to hold assemblies undercover as well as cater for the ever-growing membership of the Heathmont Hornets Basketball Club.
Federal Member for Deakin, Michael Sukkar, has announced today that a re-elected Coalition Government will provide $3 million of funding to build a new indoor basketball stadium on the grounds of Heathmont East Primary School.
Mr Sukkar said the funding would allow the Primary School to hold assemblies undercover for the first time as well as cater for the ever-growing number of players wanting to train and play with the Hornets, Mr Sukkar said.
“The indoor court will allow for extended hours of play and improve the comfort for all players.
“The redevelopment will also include stadium-style seating to create a new show court”.
The Hornets is one of the largest in the Greater Eastern Basketball Conference competition (being an amalgamation of the Ringwood Basketball Association & Melbourne East Basketball Association) with more than 400 players (participating in 50 teams).
The President of the Heathmont Hornets Basketball Club, Dean Babb, said the new stadium would benefit many people within the community and greatly improve the club.
“This will ensure the best facilities are provided to our basketballers”, said Mr Babb.
“We’re very grateful for the support Michael has offered all the players at the club”.