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Thursday, 1 August 2019
Page: 1815


Ms LIU (Chisholm) (13:31): Congratulations to the Blackburn Football Club reserves for their 176-18 win over Doncaster on 20 July, just a week and a half ago. Thank you to the president, Mr Matt Breen, and members of the executive committee for hosting me on the day; thank you to the member for Deakin for looking after the club prior to the last redistribution; and thank you to the team mascot, young Austin Pilley, for the good conversation. It was great to be there to see the game, to do a tour of their dated facilities and to discuss the upgrade, which will be commencing soon following funding from the federal government. As I said in my first speech, I have a passion for improving access to local sport. When these new facilities are finished, they will be a great vehicle that can bring communities together across cultural and economic boundaries. I look forward to many more visits to Morton football ground in the future.