| September 10, 2018
All Abilities Football and Netball Carnival
Last Wednesday I had the privilege of attending the All Abilities Football and Netball Carnival, organised by Valley Sport, at the Mooroopna Recreation Reserve. The Mooroopna football and netball carnival was the largest combined football and netball carnival in regional Victoria for people with a disability, with well over 150 participants taking part in this year's event from places as far away as Horsham, Bendigo, Echuca and Wangaratta. It's a huge event from Valley Sport. Over four football teams and eight netball teams certainly had a great day. There were smiles of excitement, and expectation was there for all to see. I thank the parents and carers who came from all over Victoria to be there to enable their children and loved ones to have this amazing day of football and netball.
I also make special acknowledgement of Valley Sport all abilities project officer Jarryd Cutler, who organised the entire event. Pam Ferrari was there from Netball Victoria, as were local students from SEDA College. They did the officiating—umpiring, goal umpiring, boundary umpiring and umpiring the girls, as well. Darren Hall of the Mooroopna football club should be congratulated for having all of the facilities available. To Mooroopna netball club and Colin Smith and Allan Parker of the Mooroopna Lions Club: thank you very much. To everyone involved, what a great day it was.