Clubs to ben­e­fit from funds

Benalla Ensign - - Motorsport -

State Mem­ber for North­ern Vic­to­ria Ja­clyn Symes last week an­nounced al­most $1.5 mil­lion worth of sport­ing up­grades are now un­der way.

The up­grades are go­ing ahead thanks to An­drews La­bor Gov­ern­ment fund­ing from the Coun­try Foot­ball Netball Pro­gram.

Ms Symes said Chiltern, Tal­lan­gatta, Glen­rowan and Wodonga netball fa­cil­i­ties were the big win­ners in the lat­est round of La­bor Gov­ern­ment fund­ing.

Ms Symes said the Chiltern netball courts would be re­de­vel­oped with the re­moval of the sin­gle court and would be re­placed with two new com­pli­ant courts with light­ing to 200 lux for com­pe­ti­tion.

Ms Symes said Tal­lan­gatta would re­ceive a sec­ond con­crete court with an acrylic sur­face at Rowen Park Re­cre­ation Re­serve, and Glen­rowan Re­cre­ation Re­serve Kelly Tigers Netball Courts would re­lo­cate with con­struc­tion of a new court with 100 lux light­ing closer to the ameni­ties at the site.

Kelly Park Netball Cen­tre, Wodonga, will un­der­take a ninecourt up­grade to make sure they are com­pli­ant.

‘‘ I’ve vis­ited most of th­ese fa­cil­i­ties and they were due for an over­haul or ma­jor up­grade,’’ Ms Symes said.

‘‘Coun­try netball con­tin­ues to grow and th­ese clubs de­serve to have proper fa­cil­i­ties to train and play on, that’s why I worked closely with Sports Min­is­ter John Eren to se­cure this fund­ing.

‘‘Coun­try net­ballers de­serve to have ac­cess to the safe, mod­ern fa­cil­i­ties they truly de­serve and I am pleased La­bor is de­liv­er­ing for th­ese lo­cal clubs.

‘‘Coun­try clubs have bred some of our na­tion’s great­est sport­ing champions — and we’re giv­ing them the fa­cil­i­ties they need to con­tinue this proud tra­di­tion.’’

The La­bor Gov­ern­ment is get­ting on with giv­ing all Vic­to­ri­ans — no mat­ter where they live — bet­ter ac­cess to the mod­ern and in­clu­sive fa­cil­i­ties they de­serve.

La­bor first started the Coun­try Foot­ball and Netball Pro­gram in 2005, and since, a to­tal of more than 400 projects have shared in fund­ing of more than $22 mil­lion through the pro­gram.

This pro­gram re­places and up­grades ageing grounds and fa­cil­i­ties for foot­ball and netball clubs across re­gional Vic­to­ria, so they can meet grow­ing de­mand and wel­come even more mem­bers. The 2016/17 Vic­to­rian Bud­get de­liv­ered a fur­ther $60 mil­lion boost to build new and up­grade sport­ing fa­cil­i­ties across the state and keep our rep­u­ta­tion as the na­tion’s sport­ing cap­i­tal.

This in­cluded an­other $8 mil­lion boost for the Coun­try Foot­ball and Netball Pro­gram.

The pro­gram has an ad­di­tional $1 mil­lion from part­ners the AFL, AFL Vic­to­ria and Netball Vic­to­ria.

●●●●Project con­tri­bu­tions from La­bor:

Chiltern Netball Courts Re­de­vel­op­ment: $100 000

Sec­ond court for more sport, Tal­lan­gatta: $77 200

Glen­rowan Re­cre­ation Re­serve netball courts: $100 000 Kelly Park Netball Cen­tre up­grade, Wodonga: $100 000

Rapt: A num­ber of lo­cal netball clubs will ben­e­fit from Ja­clyn Symes’ sport­ing up­grades, worth $1.5 mil­lion.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.