Upgraded facilities and amenities for Aussie Rules players and the local Little Athletics Club at Cranebrook’s Grey Gums Oval will headline a $1.8 million commitment from the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government, if re-elected.
Minister for Sport Alister Henskens said the funding, which includes upgrading the oval’s floodlights, would help improve amenities and enhance accessibility for girls and women playing sport in the local area.
“Grassroots sport plays a critical role in the fabric of our communities and helps to keep people healthy, active and socially connected, which is why the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government is committed to making our local sporting facilities more accessible to all,” Mr Henskens said.
The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government has invested more than $2 billion in grassroots community sports infrastructure and programs since 2017, with a focus on boosting female participation.
Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres said the commitment by the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government would play an important part in removing the barriers that stop people, including girls and women, from playing sport in the local community.
“This is a big win for AFL players and our Little Athletics community who call Grey Gums Oval their homeground,” Mr Ayres said.
“This investment from the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government will go a long way in making sure our local sports clubs can continue to grow their registrations, alongside a modern, fit-for-purpose facility.”
Penrith Rams President John Rix said this upgrade will allow the local AFL club to provide better facilities for players, volunteers and officials.
“Expanded change room options will provide us with more flexibility on game day, particularly when it comes to hosting female payers,” Mr Rix said.