Mordialloc-Braeside Junior Football Club

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — Recently I had the pleasure of attending the Mordialloc-Braeside Junior Football Club’s presentation day and paying tribute to the wonderful participants, the parents and the volunteers who make that happen. Of one great note on that day was the presentation of the best club person award to an outstanding community advocate, someone who has given a lot of service to our local area — Robyn Ryan. She is someone who has served her community in Victoria Police, someone who has served as the president of Parkdale Primary School council and someone who continues to support the children in our local area through the Mordialloc-Braeside Junior Football Club.

It is a club that now boasts nearly 600 children, all playing footy, and it now has multiple girls teams and is looking to establish four or five more in the coming year. That is absolutely impressive. In female participation in our area, they are leaders in that space. I also want to put in a plug for Tim Smith, who has been the president of the club for some time and is doing an outstanding job, along with Brooke Hannaford, the secretary.