Great visit to Bairnsdale

Mid November our Goolagong Foundation team had their bags packed ready to travel to Victoria. First stop Bairnsdale. On the 17 Nov we had the pleasure of being on court with 73 Aboriginal children at the Bairnsdale Tennis Club, which was an increase of participants from the previous year. Once again, the children came from all over the East Gippsland area. 

Evonne with Aunty Dottie who delivered a warm and beautiful 'Welcome to Country'

Evonne with Aunty Dottie who delivered a warm and beautiful 'Welcome to Country'

We are so pleased with of all the kids that participated. They definitely made their community proud by showing great behaviour, listening intently and they had a fantastic attitude both on and off the court. Well done kids!

Can you spot Anzac, Evonne and Bairnsdale Head Pro Aiden?

Can you spot Anzac, Evonne and Bairnsdale Head Pro Aiden?

A big thank you to Peter Ryan and fellow staff members from the Gippsland & East Gippsland Aboriginal Cooperative (GEGAC), for supplying healthy snacks for everyone and helping out on the day. A special thanks to Linda Radford for cooking the BBQ.

We love seeing the courts full

We love seeing the courts full

We welcomed Victorian Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Tim Bull and we appreciate his giving of his time right before an election and also for inspiring everyone with his speech. Thanks to East Gippsland Mayor Peter Neal who also came to support our day. 

Left Local Mayor Peter Neal, Evonne and David Downie the President of Bairnsdale Tennis Club

Left Local Mayor Peter Neal, Evonne and David Downie the President of Bairnsdale Tennis Club

Thanks again to David Downie, President of the Bairnsdale Tennis Club for hosting us again and to  Aiden Fitzgerald (Head Coach-Bairnsdale Club) and his coaching staff for helping us make such a massive success of our day.

Evonne Goolagong Foundation Head Coach Anzac Leidig with some happy players including local Toby Radford (yellow hat)  who has been selected for the Goolagong National Development Camp 2015. Congratulations to all on giving of their best. 

Evonne Goolagong Foundation Head Coach Anzac Leidig with some happy players including local Toby Radford (yellow hat)  who has been selected for the Goolagong National Development Camp 2015. Congratulations to all on giving of their best.