New netball facilities unveiled

Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray, Fremantle MLA Simone McGurk and Bicton MLA Lisa O’Malley with netball players at Frank Gibson Park before construction of the new pavilion began.
Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray, Fremantle MLA Simone McGurk and Bicton MLA Lisa O’Malley with netball players at Frank Gibson Park before construction of the new pavilion began.

REDEVELOPED facilities at the Fremantle Netball Association were officially unveiled on the weekend.

WA Premier Mark McGowan and Sport and Recreation minister Mick Murray visited Frank Gibson Park to officially unveil the association’s $2.24m redevelopment, including a new pavilion, first aid room, toilets, umpires’ room, canteen, kitchen and administration areas.

Mr Murray said thousands of young netballers would now get to enjoy the new facilities.

“Fremantle Netball Association is a fixture for thousands of Western Australian families, with many young girls forging a lifelong love for sport at the facility,” he said.

“Not only will these upgrades set the association up for the next generation and beyond, the project has been built locally, supporting jobs in a range of industries.

“I’d also like to commend the association for their significant contribution to this project.

“Fundraising is such an important part of grassroots sport and it is great to see the club come together to fund a proportion of this project itself.”

Bicton MLA Lisa O’Malley and Fremantle MLA Simone McGurk said the association deserved the state-of-the-art upgrades.