Moama cricket club nets $100,000 in government funding
Moama cricketers will receive new training nets after a $100,000 grant from the NSW Government.
Member for Murray Austin Evans welcomed the cash, which will help replace the existing steel net structure with a soft netting system, expand the bowling run up area, replace synthetic turf and install a safety net.
“This project will vastly improve the quality and safety of Moama Cricket Club and see the facility become fully compliant with Cricket Australia guidelines,” Mr Evans said.
“The club is starting a women's cricket team, and this project will help attract new players and boost participation in the sport.”
Minister for Racing Paul Toole said the project is one of 26 across NSW funded from the latest round of the Clubgrants category 3 infrastructure grants program.
“Over $50 million in Clubgrants infrastructure funding is being provided in the current term of government for projects across sport and recreation, emergency preparedness, and arts and culture,” Mr Toole said.
“These grants are funded through a rebate on the state’s registered clubs’ gaming machines to reinvest profits back into community projects.
“Our Government is pleased to provide this funding to help more people experience the many benefits of taking part in sport and leisure activities including improved fitness and well-being and greater social interaction.
“We improved the program in 2017 by giving community organisations more chances to apply for a wider range of projects.
“New funding ranges are encouraging more diverse projects, and a streamlined application process is cutting red tape and allowing for faster assessment.”