LABOR TO UPGRADE BRUNSWICK’S BALFE PARK

The Brunswick Zebras Football Club will have another home ground and upgraded facilities under an Andrews Labor Government.

Victorian Labor’s $100,000 plan will provide funding to refurbish change rooms at Balfe Park.

Currently, the Zebras only train at Balfe Park. Under Labor’s plan, Balfe Park will be match-ready, freeing up other grounds and taking the pressure off the Club’s match fixture.

The Brunswick Zebras is a community club which currently field 20 teams, 8 of which are female and 16 are juniors.

Shadow Sports Minister, John Eren, and Member for Brunswick, Jane Garrett, today announced the news to the Club.

 John Eren:

 

“Community sports clubs are the heart and soul of our suburbs – they deserve a pitch they can play on and a ground they can call home.”

“This is a great local club which provide a supportive environment and sporting opportunities for hundreds of local kids, particularly girls and this commitment will give them further match day facilities in their local area.”

 

Jane Garrett, Member for Brunswick:

“The Zebras have it tough. Their training and playing schedule suffers because they rarely have a free pitch.”

“They’re a proud, local club and Labor’s plan will help it recruit the next generation of soccer stars, as well as support this strong local junior club.”

This project will require additional investment from Moreland City Council.