Equip­ment, safety boost

Avon Valley Gazette - - SPORT -

A NEIGH­BOUR­HOOD grants pro­gram will help seven groups share in $ 10,000 to­wards com­mu­nity sports ser­vices.

The grants will pro­vide much- needed equip­ment to cricket and soc­cer clubs and sup­port safety im­prove­ments for a ju­nior foot­ball club.

High Wy­combe Ju­nior Foot­ball Club pres­i­dent Greg Geier said the Cedar Woods’ Neigh- bour­hood Grants Pro­gram would keep player safety top of mind.

“The grant will al­low us to con­tinue to have a St John’s Am­bu­lance at all ju­nior home games to pro­vide a safe en­vi­ron­ment for play­ers and spec­ta­tors for the 2018 sea­son,” he said.

Cedar Woods has do­nated more than $ 415,000 na­tion­ally through the grants pro­gram since 2009 and con- tin­ues to sup­port com­mu­ni­ties in the sur­round­ing ar­eas of Bush­mead.

Other sports groups to ben­e­fit from the an­nual wind­fall in­clude Swan View Cricket Club, For­rest­field United Soc­cer Club, Med­ju­gorje Cen­tre for un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren, High Wy­combe Cricket Club, Kala­munda Cricket Club and He­lena Val­ley Pri­mary School.

Leon Ot­to­brino ( Swan View CC), Frank Scardi­field ( High Wy­combe CC), Ali Wheeler ( Cedar Woods), Chris Bain ( High Wy­combe JFC), Lynda Rendell ( Kala­munda CC), Andy Os­borne ( For­rest­field United SC), Trevor Knuck­ley ( Med­ju­gorje Cen­tre) and Alma Ly­di­ate ( He­lena Val­ley PS).

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