Net ef­fect pos­i­tive af­ter col­lege grant

Kalamunda Reporter - - Sport -

THREE new cricket nets with syn­thetic turf will be built at He­lena Col­lege Se­nior Cam­pus fol­low­ing a $30,000 grant to help cover the works.

Kalamunda MLA Matthew Hughes an­nounced the funds would be pro­vided through the Local Projects, Local Jobs ini­tia­tive de­signed to keep work and pro­duc­tiv­ity in WA.

He­lena Col­lege Se­nior Schools’ phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion de­part­ment will use the $51,000 nets for the 500 stu­dents on the Glen For­rest cam­pus.

It will also ben­e­fit the local com­mu­nity and sport­ing clubs ac­cess­ing the nets on week­ends and school hol­i­days.

Mr Hughes said the sport­ing pro­gram was an im­por­tant part of school life and cru­cial to the stu­dents’ over­all well-be­ing and health in their teenage years.

“This fund­ing will al­low the He­lena Col­lege to com­plete these needed nets and help them to of­fer qual­ity sport­ing pro­grams into the fu­ture,” he said.

Pic­ture: Chris Jef­frey

Year 7 stu­dents Liam Mar­riott and Anika Wicks with Joe Ken­dall, Ian Lyons, P & F pres­i­dent Karen Law­son and Matthew Hughes.

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