Brisbane Water Cricket Club will receive funding of more than $14,000 under the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Program, to help repair the cricket nets at Garnet Adcock Memorial Park, West Gosford.
This is the first community grant to be announced under Round Three of the program, which delivers up to $150,000 to each electorate in Australia to strengthen and assist local community groups.
Federal Member for Robertson, Ms Lucy Wicks, said this will deliver a boost to the local community during a busy summer of cricket.
“With this funding and the partnership from NSW Government, Cricket NSW and local sponsors, our cricket players will have access to high quality sporting facilities in West Gosford,” Ms Wicks said.
“The repair work has already started, but this will ensure the project can be completed, so that local cricketers can bat and bowl in top class cricket nets for many seasons to come,” Ms Wicks said.
“The cricket nets were dilapidated and in desperate need of repair,” Mr Shelley, President of Brisbane Water Cricket Club, said.
“This grant will encourage more players and allow local cricketers the opportunity to train with safe and modern facilities.
“This grant will make the completion of our net project a reality,” Mr Shelley said.
Round 2 of the Stronger Communities Program also saw a new turf pitch roller recently delivered for Narara-Wyoming Cricket Club, to help maintain the facilities at Gavenlock Oval, Narara.
Media release, Nov 20
Tim Sowden, Office of Lucy Wicks