Thanks to your support of us and our fellow sporting clubs
in Yarra, the item to vote on significant proposed fee
increases for ground and pavilion use has been withdrawn
from the City of Yarra Council meeting Agenda for tonight's
It has been the people in our community, our volunteers,
our members and residents of the area who have raised
their voices, sent messages and shared media and news stories
to get the attention of the public.
It has also been our incredible playing group, led by
our wonderful captains Julian Turner and Cass Blake, who
have also sent messages, rallied support and put their
names down to speak and represent the Roys in the meeting
before the item was scrapped. As a Club, we're so proud
of this leadership from our players.
Twenty-nine people were registered to speak to Item 8.3,
with representation from seven different sporting
clubs across our community, all coming together to support
We're also grateful to those in media that used their
platforms to tell this story and support us and our fellow
Having this item removed from the agenda, so close to
the meeting, is a huge result and testament to the
power of our sporting community.
We look forward to a community sporting club consultation process
on the new policy and hope we have the opportunity to make
a real contribution to what will eventually be delivered
to Council for adoption. We hope it can be a
truly collaborative process with agreement reached
with our Council on a proposal that serves our community.
Thanks to everyone who spoke on our behalf, supported
us and our fellow community sport clubs, and continues
to believe in the power of community sport.