Mr PURCELL (Western Victoria) (12:24:56) — It is with great pleasure I rise today to congratulate Finn O'Sullivan. Finn is an 11-year-old student at St Patrick's Primary School in Koroit. In Canberra last week Finn represented Victoria in the under-12 state football team as one of only four country children, and Finn played a large part in the team becoming premiers and champions. The son of Stacey and Nick O'Sullivan, Finn is an excellent sportsman who is currently short-listed for the state's cricket side and was short-listed for the state basketball side, but he missed the first round of his primary school Aussie Hoops basketball campaign on Friday due to his football commitments.
A flurry of text messages and FaceTime calls helped his St Pat's teammates, comprising Will Dobson, Tighe Langdon, Tate Waterson, Mitch Lloyd, Logan Barby and Strawn Robinson, get over the line in the grand final by 1 point. This means that Finn can now join them in the next round of competition. Congratulations, Finn, on this amazing effort, and good luck to you and your mates from St Pat's Koroit.