Upgrades bounce onto courts

(L-R) Sunbury College students Leah, Ava, Lauren, Sunbury MP Josh Bull and students Paige, Logan, Luke and Alice jump for joy at the resurfaced courts (supplied).

On a hot Melbourne afternoon, students from Sunbury College stepped onto the school’s newly resurfaced basketball courts, which were made possible through funding from the Sunbury and Bulla Neighbourhood Fund.

Sunbury MP Josh Bull joined the students on Wednesday, November 8, to shoot hoops and speak to some of the year 8 students about school and the Sunbury community.

Assistant principal John Lane said the $45,370 enabled the much needed work to take place, which will benefit both the students and members of the wider community.

“The Sunbury and Bulla Neighbourhood Fund enabled us to complete important works that improved the physical education and recreation experience at Sunbury College,” he said.

“For years, members of the community, basketball clubs and netball clubs, have informally accessed our outdoor courts for a shoot around or an extra training session.

“We love to see it and encourage members of the community to continue to use our outdoor courts for recreation.

“We also ask that students and community members who access this space continue to treat the space with respect.”

The completed works include resurfacing of uneven court areas, removal of redundant line markings, removal of old footings that were tripping hazards, repainting of all basketball and netball lines, installation of two netball poles, replacement of missing pole protectors and installation of four bench seats.