HOWZAT! COMMUNITY CRICKET PROGRAM NOW OPEN
Local cricket clubs and councils in the Sunbury electorate can now apply to develop or upgrade cricket facilities in the area, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government.
Member for Sunbury Josh Bull today announced applications have opened for the third innings of the Government’s $13.5 million Community Cricket Program.
Since 2019, the Community Cricket Program has invested more than $2.8 million in 30 cricket infrastructure projects across Victoria.
The third innings of the program bowls in a further $1.4 million for clubs and councils to develop or redevelop local cricket infrastructure from training nets through to female friendly and accessible change rooms.
Other projects to have benefited from the program include $100,000 towards the construction of new nets at Diggers Rest Recreation Reserve in Diggers Rest.
This initiative is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s investment of more than $1.1 billion in community sport and active recreation infrastructure since 2014.
By helping clubs modernise their facilities, communities have the opportunity to cater for even more people keen to get involved in sports like cricket.
For more information about the Community Cricket Program visit sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding
Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull MP
“We’re getting on with the job of creating better cricket facilities for our next generation, so they can emulate their Test, One Day, BBL and WBBL sporting heroes.”
“We’re helping clubs and councils build or upgrade facilities for the local cricket community, opening up new opportunities for training, competition and player development.”
“I encourage our local clubs, associations and councils to get together and see if the Community Cricket Program can make a difference in Sunbury.”