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Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today joined players of Cranebrook Cricket Club to announce that six local sports clubs will receive a share of almost $50,000 in funding through the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program.

Stuart Ayres said that sport was the lifeblood of Penrith and investment in local sport was an important focus for the community.

  • Nepean Aquatic Centre Swim Club – $10,300 for the installation of new starting blocks and backstroke swimming ledges,
  • Nepean Football Association – $5,000 for the purchase of referees headsets,
  • Cranebrook Cricket Club – $5,000 for the purchase of uniforms and equipment,
  • Emu Plains Hockey – $3,000 for new team uniforms and $1,064 for the purchase of new accounting, database and membership software,
  • Nepean Ducks Gridiron – $5,000 for safety gear and training equipment,
  • Emu Plains Cricket Club – $20,000 for the upgrade of cricket nets at Leonay Public School.

Anne Tierney, Cranebrook Cricket Club Secretary said I’m thrilled that we have been successful. This grant will assist us enormously in growing our little club.

“The program provides grants of up to $20,000 towards projects to assist regions with rallying the community together and ensuring ongoing involvement in sport,” Stuart Ayres said.

“The NSW government is committed to supporting grassroots sport and improving participation rates across the state.

“We know that sport has many proven health, social and economic outcomes and I encourage eligible clubs to apply for the next round of funding.

“Projects that are eligible include upgrades to local amenities or improving access to facilities, training programs and community events.”

The next round of program applications will open in late 2018.

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