This project is a is a $49.9m investment in community sport and upgrading Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park, with $4 million provided by the Australian Government.
Why more indoor courts?
Sport Australia participation data shows that :
- basketball is the third
- netball is the fourth
most popular participation sports among children in Australia.
Stonnington currently only has two indoor courts for netball and none for basketball, compared to the 13 needed to support our population. This is a long overdue investment in sports with a higher female participation rate.
In their last available pre-COVID information, Netball Victoria had 2,785 registered netball players in Stonnington. Prahran Netball Association has 1,129 registered members, meaning that 1,656 people are playing outside of Stonnington due to a lack of courts.
The below clubs currently play outside of Stonnington because of a lack of courts:
- Malvern Netball Club
- Sacre Coeur Netball Club
- Korowa Netball Club
- St Rochs Netball Club
- Lloyd Street Primary
- St. Cecelia’s
Approximately 2,800 Stonnington residents are registered with nearby basketball associations due to there being no courts available in Stonnington.
Women's access to sporting facilities
Women and girls need modern, safe, welcoming and inclusive sports facilities.
Sports like football and cricket have long dominated Stonnington’s sporting facilities, while more popular sports for girls and women like netball and basketball have had fewer facilities. A new indoor facility for these sports means more of us can join in.