The La Trobe University Hockey Club, based at KP Hardiman Reserve Kingsbury, was very happy to have Member for Cooper Ged Kearney attend training tonight and meet junior players, parents and members.
“Ged is a passionate community advocate and her support for grass roots community sport is brilliant” club President Tim Lonergan said.
The La Trobe University Hockey Club is one of the biggest hockey clubs in northern Melbourne. It now boasts eight junior boys and girls teams, four Masters men’s and women’s teams and 11 weekend senior teams competing across State League in Men and Women in the Victorian Hockey Association.
“Sadly our club rooms are in dire need of replacement. They are 50 years old, with no separate change areas for men and women or adequate shower and toilet facilities.” said Mr Lonergan.
“Ged was very passionate about her commitment to assist us in getting new club rooms built that will allow our juniors and women a safe and appropriate facility to be able to enjoy their hockey”.
The club rooms at KP Hardiman Reserve are located across an unlit car park and a long distance from the playing field and provide no shelter or capacity for families to attend and support their children.
“The La Trobe University Hockey Club are in desperate need of new facilities and I will work with the club to help achieve that” Ged Kearney said.
“The hockey club is providing a great sporting home to many in the local community and is catering for people from a diverse range of backgrounds and communities.”