HORNETS SET TO GET A NEW HIVE
NUNAWADING BASKETBALL | The Heathmont Hornets have strengthened in their push for more courts with Federal Member for Deakin, Michael Sukkar announcing that a re-elected Coalition Government will contribute $3 million in funding towards building a new indoor basketball stadium on the grounds of Heathmont East Primary School.
The announcement is a significant step forward for the Hornets who currently field 50 teams in the Greater Eastern Basketball Conference.
“This will ensure the best facilities are provided to our basketballers,” Heathmont Hornets President Dean Babb said.
“We’re very grateful for the support Michael Sukkar MP has offered all the players at the club.”
“We have just over 400 players representing the Heathmont Hornets each week in GEBC competition, the development at Heathmont East Primary School gives them a home base, a facility that we can continue to develop the skills of aspiring young girls and boys alike.”
The stadium development at Heathmont East Primary School will be a single court facility that will also allow the school greater scope and flexibility of school assemblies and events.
Mr Sukkar said the funding would allow the Primary School to hold assemblies under cover for the first time as well as cater for the ever growing number of players wanting to train and play with the Hornets.
“The indoor court will allow for extended hours of play and improve the comfort for all players.
“The redevelopment will also include stadium style seating to create a new show court”.
The Hornets continue to invest heavily back into the game, having recently funded many of their coaches Level 1 accreditation whilst also hosting a number of internal player and coach development sessions outside of their regular team training sessions.