Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Port Focus review of 2011: 3 of 6

Sport and recreation: 2011 - the year the Borough won the flag! The year was also notable for the massive growth in junior sport. The Fishermens Bend Gymnastics Club maintains a waiting list, Port Melbourne Cricket Club now runs two junior programs and has 90 Milo kids. Junior soccer is going through the roof and the Port Melbourne Life Saving Club offers a full and flourishing Nippers programme. Recognising the multiple benefits of walking and riding, Council is supporting safer access to Port Melbourne Primary through a range of interventions around the school. Council's Playspace Strategy, adopted this year, responds to shrinking backyards and more children living in apartments, by planning for parks that provide for the experiences and activity that might once have happened at home - such as contact with nature. A perimeter track was put into Murphy's Reserve to encourage casual walkers/joggers who are not part of sporting clubs to use this amazing open space. Meanwhile, more exercise is pobably undertaken on the foreshore path than on any sporting field and provides a magnificent opportunity for exercising with a view.

No comments: