The Andrews Labor Government is putting Victorian families living in the south west first by giving grassroots cricket clubs the support they deserve.
Gayle Tierney, Member for Western Victoria, announced today that Pomborneit Recreation Reserve is set to benefit from the Labor Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund by receiving a $30,000 grant.
The funding will include installation of a ground irrigation system will significantly improve the playing surface and reduce pressure on club volunteers who have worked hard and devoted a lot of their time to keep the ground playable. The new sprinkler system will save water at the same time.
Small grassroots cricket clubs are the lifeblood of communities, nowhere more so than in regional Victoria.
They are where communities get together, locals embrace healthy and active lifestyles and kids enjoy special memories that stay with them for life.
Victorians love their cricket. Some 320,000 of us play a form of the game, and big events attract thousands of spectators.
The $12.4 million Community Cricket Program, which is funded by the government, Cricket Victoria and Cricket Australia, is providing new opportunities for all Victorians to pick up a bat or ball and enjoy our national summer pastime.
Our Community Cricket Program is providing new opportunities for all Victorians to pick up a bat or ball and enjoy our national summer pastime.
Victoria is the sporting state, and it doesn’t happen by chance. We’re upgrading grassroots facilities all over the state, because it changes people’s lives for the better.
Quotes attributable to Gayle Tierney, Member for Western Victoria
“Cricket in the south west is really popular, and local players deserve the best facilities. That’s exactly what we’re delivering.”
“For too long, communities all over Victoria have had to contend with facilities in need of upgrade. We promised we’d help clubs update grounds and build the facilities they need. We’re especially pleased to support our state’s small clubs.”
Quotes attributable to Cricket Victoria Chief Executive Tony Dodemaide
“Boasting the second highest total participation numbers in Australia, Victoria’s 328,045 cricket participants are spread across all forms of the game.”
“Almost 44 per cent of Victoria’s participants are involved at a club and community level, and this
overarching support extends to participants of diverse backgrounds.”