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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

PUTTING BENDIGO’S CRICKETERS FIRST

The Andrews Labor Government is putting Bendigo families first by giving grassroots cricket clubs the support they deserve.

Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards announced today the Kangaroo Flat Cricket Club is set to benefit from the Labor Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund by receiving a$100,000 grant.

Our investment will assist the Kangaroo Flat Cricket Club build new training nets for players.

Grassroots cricket clubs are the lifeblood of our suburbs and towns. 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 thousands flock to big events like the Boxing Day Test each year.

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 Ms Edwards

“Cricket in Bendigo 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 ageing facilities. We promised we’d help clubs update tired grounds and build the facilities they need.”

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.”

Quotes attributable to City of Greater Bendigo Deputy Mayor Cr Rod Fyffe

“The City of Greater Bendigo welcomes this funding from the State Government which will help complete the much needed construction of a new multipurpose cricket training facility.”

 

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