Basketball enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice very soon in the Deagon Ward with the addition of two new courts!
Councillor for Deagon Ward Jared Cassidy said a brand new basketball half court will be installed at the Deagon Sportsground Reserve and a full-sized court at Decker Park in Brighton. The current half size court at Decker Park will be retained for other uses.
“I have received a lot of requests from residents for more basketball facilities with the sport increasing in popularity. I am very pleased to fund these two important projects through the Deagon Ward Footpath and Parks Trust Fund.
“Basketball is one of the highest team participation sports in Australia, and youth participation in the sport continues to grow year on year. Having more community facilities like these support this growth.
“The existing half-court at Decker Park will be retained and we will look at converting it to handball courts or something similar.
“With a brand new large shelter and BBQ area at Decker Park, this will be a great area for people of all ages to gather, socialise and keep fit and healthy.
“The addition of the new courts brings the total of basketball facilities in the Deagon Ward to five. The other facilities are at Donna Philp Park, Boondall (half court), Mulbeam Park, Boondall/Taigum (full court) and O’Callaghan Park, Zillmere (full court).
“The addition of these two new courts offers local residents more options to get outdoors and stay active and healthy.”