Tim PALLAS (Werribee – Treasurer, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for Economic Growth) (10:17): With footy starting back this month for the 2024 season, I am really pleased to offer my best wishes to the mighty Werribee Tigers. Last year I updated the house on the team’s marvellous season, with the club winning 16 of 18 regular games played, which was a tremendous effort. The club secured a spot in the grand final, unfortunately not going to that last stage and coming in second, runners up to the Gold Coast Suns.


The Tigers are already hard at work, so I am full of optimism for the season. With preseason and practice matches, winning Saturday’s game against the member for Pascoe Vale’s team the Coburg Lions – I expect to be seeing the member for Pascoe Vale wearing the Tigers tie at some point – and almost doubling their score, 44–84, it is great to see the CEO for the club Mark Penaluna and players back again with enthusiasm to continue their great work this year with a premiership in mind.


The Werribee Tigers are an important part of the social fabric of our community and have been a staple part of my electorate, bringing the community together since the team was formed in 1964. They are more than just a football club; they organise engagements in schools, sports and holiday clinics, women’s football, and offer kids programs that build diversity and inclusion. I am proud to stand with the Tigers, and I wish them all the best for the season.