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Tuesday, 21 August 2018
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Mr TIM WILSON (Goldstein) (13:50): Brighton Soccer Club hosted Australia's largest girls' weekend soccer competition last Sunday. Dendy Park in Brighton East came alive with community spirit as the sporting energy of the world's game was on full display. Brighton Soccer Club is the largest soccer club in Victoria and has the highest number of women and girls participating, with over 1,200 members.

I offer huge congratulations to the club's president, Andrew Woodmore, for his magnificent event and his support of young women staying active and fit. I'd also like to acknowledge the passion behind women's football at Brighton Soccer Club: Girls and Women's Football Vice President Bernadette Dodd; technical director Paul Kyte; under-8 year level coordinator Koren Wines; under-9 year level coordinator Sandra Hermenjat, who is also MiniRoos Girls Only vice president; under-10 year level coordinator Monique Majman; and all of the volunteers who help. There are hundreds of volunteers every weekend. Well done. Keep sharing your energy for the game with our young women. The volunteers are the cogs that keep the Brighton Soccer Club moving. Thank you to team coaches, managers, first aiders, operations assistants, committee members, working bee members and other volunteers who give this club its vitality. (Time expired)