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Spring Mountain school first in field

Daniel Bouwmeester    December 25, 2022    2 min read   

Image: Charis Mullen MP.

The newly opened Brisbane Lions stadium facilities welcomed the first school cohort to the grounds a few weeks ago, a sign of bustling community engagement. 

Jordan MP Charis Mullen explained why ensuring the newly opened Brighton Homes Arena and Brisbane Lions Training & Administration Headquarters would directly benefit the local community was so important.

“I could not be happier to see the very first users of this incredible facility were the excited students of Spring Mountain State School. Thanks AFL Queensland,” Ms Mullen said.

“Seeing the Spring Mountain State School students participating in the AFL Auskick Program at Brighton Homes Arena on the first day of operations was extremely heartening, and I cannot wait to see more of our local schools and community organisations utilising these amazing available spaces at the Arena.

“I have been impressed by the terrific engagement with our community by both the Brisbane Lions and AFL Queensland to date.

“When it comes to the new Brisbane Lions facilities, which have been part-funded by the Queensland Government, it has always been my priority as the local member that our Greater Springfield community sees the direct benefits [and] that it’s not just a space for elite athletes.”

Brisbane Lions General Manager of Infrastructure, Strategy & Government Relations Jake Anson said: “The Lions are always happy to accommodate.”

“Great to have the next generation trying out footy for the first time,” another representative from the Lions said.

Minister for Education Grace Grace said it was “great to see” that local schools were making the most of the facilities.

Images: Brisbane Lions.

The new “home of the Brisbane Lions” – Brighton Homes Arena – is located at 87 Springfield Greenbank Arterial, on the corner of Eden Station Drive.

Spring Mountain State School is at 56 Dublin Avenue, Spring Mountain. For enquiries, visit springmountainss.eq.edu.au or call 3381 6111.

Daniel Bouwmeester

Daniel was born in a mining town in New South Wales to Dutch and Welsh immigrants, before relocating to Logan City, where he attended Canterbury College for twelve years. He pursued his passion for music by completing a first-class honours degree at the University of Queensland (UQ), and later signed with a local record label. He has travelled the world from a young age, including a student exchange in rural France, a job working the ski lifts in Colorado, and visits to the islands of the South Pacific. After a six-year career in market research, Daniel returned to UQ to complete a Bachelor of Journalism and Arts dual degree, majoring in political science. His varied experiences at home and abroad have contributed to a passion for spreading good news while defending the truth buried inside complex societal paradigms.