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Go Carting Champion and Ballroom Dancers Among Athletes to Benefit From $10 Million Sport Promise For Rural Victoria

Deputy Leader of The Nationals and Minister for Sport, Senator Bridget McKenzie, was in Wodonga, Victoria, on April 18, to announce $10 million funding for sport in the region. She joined Wodonga mayor Anna Speedie to announce the policy. Speedie said the region has rich in sporting prowess, and featured a mountain biker, champion go carter and ballroom dancers among its athletes. The Baranduda Fields project, which will cost a total of $122 million according to the latest plans, will see AFL, soccer, netball and cycling facilities built on 100ha of land at Baranduda Fields. McKenzie added that it was important to give regional areas like Wodonga, “the facilities they need to deliver on pathways for young athletes.” McKenzie also lashed out at Bill Shorten, implying he was neglecting regional parts of the country, while answering a question about the funding being conditional on an election win. “It would be a very brave Bill Shorten, if he ever bothered to rock up here in regional Australia or in Albury-Wodonga … to take this off the table.” Credit: Senator Bridget McKenzie via Storyful
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