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Official Sports Teams

29 March 2009
Extract from Herald Sun Article

Official sports teams are also missing out as councils across Melbourne struggle to meet demand for fields.

Melbourne, Hobsons Bay, Boroondara, Port Phillip, Whitehorse, Stonnington, Moonee Valley and Glen Eira councils said they had no spare grounds available.

They said the drought had made if difficult to get grounds up to scratch.

Melbourne Council has refused 10 requests for ground use by new soccer clubs this year. Cr Doyle said the ground bans would be reassessed if conditions improved.

"Our sports grounds continue to give us cause for concern as they have deteriorated due to the conditions," Cr Doyle said.

"It's disappointing for the average person who just wants to have a kick and stay fit," he said.