Oxley Electorate: Sporting Clubs

07 November 2016

I rise to place on record my strong support for sporting clubs across the south-west

of Brisbane and in the great electorate of Oxley. Today I acknowledge the efforts of hundreds of parents and

volunteers who give up their time as coaches, as refs and as fundraisers to enable thousands of kids to participate

in sport. Like many members, I have had the privilege of attending presentation and awards days. Today, I

recognise two great clubs in my electorate: the Jindalee Jags junior AFL club and the mighty Forest Lake Magpies

Junior Rugby League Football Club. The Jags have been a stand-out club in our region since 1971 and are one

of the few clubs to field girls teams in all ages groups, including a senior women's team. I am proud to advise the

House that the club has more than doubled its size over the past four years. It was a privilege to stand alongside

the club president, Corey Sells, and recognise the tremendous amount of hard work the players and the whole

committee put in to make the club so successful. In particular, I was able to present the dual club person of the

year awards to Nicky and Dee for their outstanding efforts throughout the season. As the proud patron of the

Forest Lake Magpies, recently I was able to recognise and thank President Farren Dicker for showing how a

great club is run. The Magpies continue to lead the way in junior Rugby League in Brisbane.

I will keep fighting for funding for both of these clubs and every other sporting club in Oxley over the next three

years to make sure we keep supporting the sporting stars of today and the future. Go the Jags and the Magpies!