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A positive change for Linton netballers

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Monday, 3 June 2019 - 5:15pm
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Female friendly change rooms are a valuable asset at many community sports grounds and on Saturday 1 June, the Linton Recreation Reserve ticked that all-important facility box.

Deputy Mayor Cr Joanne Gilbert officially opened the female friendly change rooms in Linton, joined by Carngham Linton Football Netball Club Secretary Michael O’Beirne, Golden Plains Shire Crs Des Phelan and Helena Kirby, Council CEO Eric Braslis, and an enthusiastic group of players and club members, prior to the club’s A Grade home netball game.

Haddon House, formerly a portable office at Council’s Customer Service Centre in Bannockburn, was relocated to the Reserve and Council funded the redevelopment project to transform the building into change rooms for the Carngham Linton Football Netball Club.

Deputy Mayor Cr Joanne Gilbert said it was fitting that Haddon House has found a permanent home back in the north of the Shire.

“It’s been quite the journey for Haddon House from a portable office in Bannockburn back up north and transformed into female friendly change rooms. I’m sure the Linton netball players will agree that it’s found a fantastic new lease of life and Council is proud to open this new facility for the Linton community.

“It was an exciting day at the Linton Recreation Reserve on Saturday with the opening of the change rooms for the netball teams and the opening of the light upgrade for the football oval. Council’s received very positive feedback from the club about both projects, with the netball teams reporting that they are also training at night on the recently upgraded courts, under the light from the oval.

“With new change rooms and training lights, we are supporting the Carngham Linton Football Netball Club to strengthen its player rosters and membership numbers, as well as inspiring young people in the north of the Shire to start playing netball.”

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Tuesday, 4 June 2019 - 11:04am


Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.