[singlepic id=365 w=320 h=240 float=left] Tennis, basketball and netball is poised for a resurgence among Trinity Anglican School students with the opening of the redeveloped $260,636 multipurpose courts at the school’s White Rock campus today.

State Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt said the Bligh Government invested more than $195,000 towards the upgrade of courts, with the Trinity Anglican School community providing the remaining $65,500.

“This has been a real community partnership and will provide students with more opportunities to get active,” Mr Pitt said.

“The Queensland Government was proud to invest in the redevelopment of the school’s courts in time for students, from kindergarten to senior, to play on them during term four, commencing 3 October and during the summer sports season.

“These two redeveloped courts will provide the school with first-class facilities for physical education classes and sports days.

“There are a lot of reasons why the Queensland Government is committed to developing sporting facilities in regional centres such as Cairns.

“Participation in sport and recreation, which is essential to building vibrant communities, is definitely one of those.

“As a result of the opening of these redeveloped courts, Cairns tennis, basketball and netball players now have access to national standard facilities for all levels of fixtures.”

Sport Minister Phil Reeves said the upgrade complemented the Bligh Government’s investment in regional sport and recreation facilities throughout the state.

“Now, with these redeveloped courts and the school’s new multipurpose complex, there is even more capacity for locals of all ages to participate in sport,” Mr Reeves said.

“This aligns with our Toward Q2: Tomorrow’s Queensland initiative which is to help Queenslanders become Australia’s healthiest people.

“By continuing to fund significant sport and recreation facilities throughout Queensland, we are making it easier for people to lead an active and healthy lifestyle.

“This support not only develops grassroots players and heightens our chances of hosting events, but reinforces our reputation as the Champions State and the Events State as well.

“We’ve made the tough economic decisions to ensure we can continue to support local sport and recreation.”