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STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS: Eastwood Ryde Netball Association, Ryde Regional Radio

14 July 2014

Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (16:01): The Eastwood Ryde Netball Association is the governing body of 31 netball clubs across our region and offers a wonderful competition for all ages and abilities.

This year ERNA celebrates 60 years of keeping locals of all ages involved in sport and delivering great success to our local community. In honour of their contribution I was delighted to promise ERNA $10,000 in federal funding under the Community Development Grants to upgrade some clubroom facilities. Congratulations to Anne Doring and the ERNA team on this impressive milestone.

Secondly, I send my best wishes to our local community radio station, Ryde Regional Radio, on celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. For the past three years I have appeared weekly on the 2RRR Wednesday Big Breakfast Show and I also chat regularly with DocRon on-air.

In 1984 Reverend Richard Mau became the first voice of 2RRR. Thirty years later a unique service is offered to our vibrant local community, with ethnic programming, sports shows and teen shows, as well as a variety of music and entertainment that appeals to just about everyone.

ERNA and 2RRR are just two organisations that help make Bennelong great and I wish them both the best for the future.