Member for Penrith, Stuart Ayres MP and Mr Josh Hunter of Western Sydney Wanderers FC met with Ms Gail Macleod-Jones of Cranebrook United Soccer Club to announce their successful application for a grant of $17,000 as part of the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program.
“I am proud to have recommended this project to the state government for funding.”said Mr Ayres.
The funds will be used towards additional lighting, an underground watering system, tank and an upgrade of the playing surface at the Sherringham Fields, Cranebrook.
“Nepean District Soccer Association are strong supporters of the Western Sydney Wanderers and its terrific news that Cranebrook United have received this grant to assist with the growth and development of grassroots football.” said Mr Hunter.
Installation of lights will improve safety for players and spectators around the amenities block and will encourage participation at night training. The upgrade of the playing surface will reduce the risk of injury for all those who use the fields.
“These upgrades will be a huge benefit to the community as the fields are used by Cranebrook High School, Indigenous Groups as well as the Soccer club.” Said Ms Macleod-Jones.
“We are very excited to let everyone in our soccer community know that we have been successful in securing this grant. We would like to thank Mr Ayres and the NSW Government for their continued support.” Said Ms Macleod-Jones.
Applications for the CBP 2013 program will open on 19 June 2013 and close on 31 July 2013.www.communitybuildingpartnership.nsw.gov.au.