Members of the North Coast Ball Club will enjoy improved facilities which will help drive increased participation in sport and physical activity throughout the local community thanks to a $296,865 investment from the Morrison Government.
The funding will be delivered through the Morrison Government’s Community Sport Infrastructure program and will see upgrades to facilities at Gumblossom Reserve in Quinns Rocks.
Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, welcomed the announcement, saying the investment would help increase participation in physical activity and get the local community more active, more often.
“Our Government is supporting local grassroots sport because we recognise the wider health, social and community benefits that come from greater activity and participation in sport,” Mr Porter said.
“It is a key priority of our Government to promote the social and health benefits of physical activity and sport, and this investment will provide real encouragement for those local residents not currently active.
“This funding will allow the North Coast Ball Club to increase its membership, which is a great plus for the local community.”
North Coast Ball Club President, Shane Thompson, said positive impacts of the funding could not be understated.
“It is fantastic for minority sports such as T-ball, baseball and softball to receive such an amazing and generous grant. It would take a decade of fundraising and sponsorships to raise these funds which will now deliver safer facilities for all of our children for next season,” Mr Thompson said.
“Improved ground lighting, backnets, homerun fencing, dugout benches and shades, pitching bull pen facilities will be available for all of our members within our North Coast family.
“I can’t wait to see the smiles on our kids’ faces at the start of next season.”