Opening the new $150,000 multi-sport court at Martin’s Gully Public School yesterday, school student leaders, Oliver Starr, left, Relieving Principal Felicity Pennington, Renee Murdock, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, Archie Byrne, Principal Ian Reeves and Indie Moar.
Tuesday, 29 November 2022
MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall joined the Martin’s Gully Public School community yesterday to throw the first basket and officially open the new $150,000 synthetic grass multi-sport court.
Mr Marshall said he was delighted to open the court, which was a vast improvement on the old cracked concrete tennis version it replaced.
“It’s been a goal of the school community for many years to replace the old and almost unusable concrete surface with a modern synthetic grassed court which can be enjoyed by students playing multiple sports,” Mr Marshall said.
“The finished product is a real credit to the school and ensures the students can enjoy playing tennis, netball or basketball now on a first-class court.”
Mr Marshall praised Principal Ian Reeves and the school’s P&C Association for turning a dream into reality.
“This has been a real whole of school community effort, with the school, P&C Association, Department of Education and State Government all contributing funds to make this possible,” Mr Marshall.
“It’s been driven by Ian Reeves and the P&C members who were determined to provide the students the very best sports facility possible.
“Congratulations to Martin’s Gully Public School on this achievement and now having a brilliant new court for all students and community members to use and enjoy.”
Mr Reeves said the new court and surrounds would be a wonderful asset for the school.
“The students love the new facilities,” Mr Reeves said.
“The project would not have occurred without the Assurance from the Department of Education, the P&C Association and the State Government.
“Thank you to everyone who has made a contribution – the result is fantastic!”
The new multi-sport court is also open for the community to use after school hours.