Members Statement

Danny O’BRIEN (Gippsland South) (10:49): Fish Creek Football Netball Club is the most successful country club in the state, with a whopping 37 premierships in its long history. Sadly, much of its proud history was lost two weeks ago, when an alleged arsonist burnt down the Kangaroos change rooms and social club. Much memorabilia, including this this year’s Mid Gippsland senior premiership cup and irreplaceable items such as a shield dating back over a century featuring photos of the winning players, was destroyed. Fishy is a wonderful community, and it has rallied around its famous club already, with volunteers clearing the site and so far raising $127,000 from a GoFundMe page to rebuild. I spoke yesterday with the Minister for Community Sport about the forthcoming need for funds to rebuild, and I will be working with the community to ensure something even better rises from the ashes.

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