Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (13:40): Last Sunday I had the great honour, along with Copper Coast Mayor Ros Talbot and the member for Narungga, Fraser Ellis, to open the new Kadina synthetic hockey pitch. It is testament to a great team effort. The federal government put up $422,000 through the local sporting infrastructure grants; the local council put up $290,000 and then loaned $300,000 to the hockey club; $117,000 came from the state government; and there was $15,000 in community content from the local community.
We also used the day to mark the great contributions to the club by the president, John Duka, and the secretary, Bethany Paterson, who have steered this project from the beginning until finality. They were both awarded their life memberships on the day. They are great contributors. They are great fans and great supporters of hockey and great supporters of junior sport. These organisations do wonderful jobs in our local communities. I say to people that junior sport is not just about sporting skills; it’s about skills of leadership and of learning your place in making a contribution and giving back to the community. Well done to the Kadina Hockey Club! Long may they live, and I hope they don’t burn their knees on the new carpet!