Member for Penrith, Stuart Ayres MP joined by Phil Gould, Tim Grant and Sam McKendry of Penrith Panthers to announce the successful application of the Penrith Waratahs Junior Rugby League Club as part of the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program.
\”I am pleased to announce that the Penrith Waratahs Junior Rugby League Club has received a grant of $33,000 under the 2012/13 Community Building Partnership Program.\” Mr. Ayres said.
The funds will be used toward a canteen upgrade at the Doug Rennie Fields at Kingswood.
The facilities are used by numerous sporting clubs, schools and social clubs throughout the year and the upgrade will ensure canteen volunteers are provided with a comfortable and safe working environment.
Penrith Waratahs Junior Rugby League Club (JRLC) is part of the Penrith and Districts Junior Rugby League. Established in 1912, the Penrith Waratahs JRLC was among the first clubs to play rugby league in Sydney. In 2013, the club expects to have around 350 registered players, 100 volunteers and will field approximately 20 teams including an U6’s, Over 35’s, Masters and an Open Ladies team.
“The NRL are proud to support the efforts of Penrith Waratahs and their application for funding under the Community Building Partnership Program. Penrith has the largest junior league in Australia and it is important that the NRL continue to work closely with Yvonne Purtell, Executive Officer Junior League. We will continue to look at ways to service the league in Penrith and their junior clubs and we would like to thank Stuart Ayres and the NSW Government for their continued support of Rugby League” said John Wilson from the NRL.
\”Supporting local rugby league clubs like the Penrith Waratahs is exactly what the Community Building Partnerships program is all about. It provides an important opportunity for community groups to secure improvements to essential facilities, infrastructure and meeting places.’ Mr Ayres said today.