NETBALL SCORES

Tari JeffersBusselton Dunsborough Times
Busselton netballers from the Aces Rascals team Valeska Tarbotton, 12, and Eva Bayley, 12, celebrate the redeveloped natball courts their team now practices on.
Camera IconBusselton netballers from the Aces Rascals team Valeska Tarbotton, 12, and Eva Bayley, 12, celebrate the redeveloped natball courts their team now practices on. Credit: Tari Jeffers/Busselton-Dusborough Times

Busselton netballers are revelling in the redeveloped courts at Lou Weston Oval, which were officially opened on Sunday.

The $1.56 million project involved the replacement of the old Lou Weston Oval pavilion to provide new storage, change rooms and toilets, reconstruction of the existing nine netball courts, and the construction of three new courts.

The project was funded by about $1.04 million through the City of Busselton, $400,000 from the State Government’s Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund, and $120,000 from the Busselton Netball Association.

Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray said the new and improved courts would be a major boost for netball in the Busselton region.

“The previous ageing infrastructure dated back to the 1960s and didn’t cater for the growing demand,” he said.

“I’m pleased that the State Government’s CSRFF program was able to help make the new facilities a reality.”

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