Clubs cashed up

Stirling Times - - STREET WATCH -

THE Os­borne Park Bowl­ing Club is one of three City of Stir­ling sport­ing clubs to re­ceive State Gov­ern­ment fund­ing to spruce up the club.

The bowl­ing club will un­dergo a makeover af­ter re­ceiv­ing $50,000, while the Bal­catta Foot­ball Club will re­ceive $25,000 and Os­borne Park Cricket Club $10,000.

Sport and Recre­ation Min­is­ter Mick Murray joined Bal­catta MLA David Michael at Bal­catta Foot­ball Club to an­nounce the fund­ing, set to strengthen grass­roots sport in the City.

“Lo­cal Projects, Lo­cal Jobs not only helps grass­roots sports clubs with up­grades to their fa­cil­i­ties, it pro­vides ben­e­fits to lo­cal small busi­nesses and jobs in the process,” Mr Murray said.

“David’s ad­vo­cacy means his lo­cal bowl­ing, soc­cer and cricket clubs will be able to of­fer much more to at­tract new mem­bers and keep club stal­warts com­ing back.

“It is that mem­ber­ship which keeps clubs thriv­ing.

“Strong lo­cal clubs not only con­trib­ute to health­ier, more ac­tive com­mu­ni­ties, they also help keep com­mu­ni­ties con­nected.”

Mr Michael said the fund­ing was part of his com­mit­ments at the this year’s State Elec­tion.

Os­borne Park Bowl­ing Club has re­ceived a $50,000 boost.

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