Fresh from the news of Port Broughton Combined Sporting Club's successful application to the Grassroots Football, Cricket and Netball Facility Program yesterday, two more local netball clubs have also been announced as recipients of substantial funding from this program.
The Long Plains Netball Club is to receive $142,250 to extend and resurface their existing courts, and to construct an additional multi-use court at Long Plains Recreation Ground, Long Plains; and the Mallala Netball Club is to receive $76,000 to improve and increase its number of playing surfaces and to install new flood lighting at the club.
Approximately $15 million of funding for 20 projects has been announced in round one of the Grassroots Football, Cricket and Netball Facility Program, by Minister for Sport and Recreation the Hon. Corey Wingard MP.
"The Grassroots Program is delivering vital funding to the sports community to increase participation across South Australia.
"The funding from Round One will be used for an array of infrastructure projects, focusing on family-friendly facilities and is part of a Marshall Liberal Government commitment to unlock more than $24 million for grassroots sports across South Australia.
"The Office of Sport, Recreation and Racing in collaboration with the SACA and the SANFL will provide $6 million, while another $9 million will be chipped in by local councils, sports clubs, the Federal Liberal Government and other agencies.
"The Liberal State Government is proud to be delivering this funding which will be used to upgrade the facilities of many sporting clubs around South Australia.
Details on how to apply for Round Two of this Grassroots Fund will be made available on the ORSR website very soon.
The list of the successful Round One grant applicants is available at https://ors.sa.gov.au/funding/grant_projects_funded.