Traralgon Little Athletics Club – Commonwealth Games

Melina BATH (Eastern Victoria) (14:14): (534) My question is to the minister for sport. We can all agree that children’s participation in both exercise and sport has lasting benefits for their mental and physical health. During COVID lockdown when all of the traditional sports, including the Traralgon Little Athletics club, were locked down and people were unable to participate, numbers reduced by 40 per cent. The club looked forward with enthusiasm to the Commonwealth Games – now cancelled – to stimulate its membership. Indeed recently Sarah Johnson from the little athletics club stated:

It’s a bit of a kick in the guts as well because we need to improve our facilities in regional areas, we don’t get as much as what metro-based clubs have got …

What specifically will the minister do to stimulate athletics numbers and participation numbers in my electorate, Eastern Victoria electorate?