West Ivanhoe Sporting Club

Hi All,

Hope you’re enjoying the school holidays.

You will have seen in the local paper the State Government/Council has allocated a $50,000 sporting grant to the Ivanhoe bowling club. We missed out on it this time but we still have an agreement with Craig Landon if we raise $50,000 council will match it with $50,000, also Carl Ziebell if elected will request from cabinet $50,000 for our courts.

In requesting these courts we are also making a stand for equal allocation of community resources for girls’/women’s’ sports generally. We have over 10 ovals in Ivanhoe for male dominated sports, requiring a great deal of resources for ongoing maintenance, and really no facilities for female oriented sports.

Currently there are only 2 restricted access netball courts in Ivanhoe that also support other sports – Ivanhoe Primary’s and St Bernadette’s. These courts cannot support West Ivanhoe Netball/NetSetGo, Ivanhoe netball club and other basketball and Karate clubs with over 500 girls playing netball alone in Ivanhoe.

This Monday night at 7.30pm the council is going to hand down a report that has been built around not supporting the netball courts at Seddon Reserve due to lack of car park spaces and the cost for pathways to the proposed courts next to the cricket nets.

The report recommends an extra 30 car spaces are needed, although council have recognised the extra car park around the northern part of the ground when the gate is open, they have only recognised 19 car spaces can fit even though we have fitted over 50 cars during football season.  Council also recommends a concrete path to the courts that will be located next to the cricket training nets. They have recently upgraded the cricket nets and no path was needed. They have also added or relocated cricket nets at other grounds that are located in similar situations and no path was needed.

We require all men, women and children who can attend the councillors meeting at the Ivanhoe Town Hall this Monday night at 7.00pm to support the netball courts in full club uniform (if you can).

We are not trying to build a stadium, just a concrete slab with nets and a fence to train during the week or weekends. We look forward to seeing you there to support a fair share of community resources for female participation in sport.

If you would like to speak to council when this topic is addressed during the meeting, please reply to this email and we can fill out the forms.     

"Go Roosters"


Cameron Harper

Vice President
0431 140 600

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