Support for cricketers
Wimmera cricket organisations are set to share in more than $250,000 in facility upgrades, equipment and programs to encourage more people to take up the summer sport.
Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford said Blackheath-dimboola and Brim-kellalac-sheep Hills cricket clubs and Horsham Cricket Association would receive funding from the State Government Community Cricket Program’s Club Capacity and Workforce Development Grants.
The funding includes: $2738 for Blackheath-dimboola Cricket Club to install a concrete pitch and equipment for juniors; $1880 for Brim-kellalacsheep Hills Cricket Club to upgrade practice nets; and $727 for Horsham Cricket Association to purchase equipment for juniors.
Ms Pulford said the grants were part of a broader $12.4-million State Government partnership with Cricket Victoria and Cricket Australia to improve facilities for cricketers.
“Victoria is the fastest growth state for cricket, and in the Wimmera we’re working hard to create even more opportunities to discover our next international superstar batter or bowler,” she said.
“This grant will help these three organisations grow by inspiring more young cricketers to get involved at their local club and enjoy the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle.”