Tomorrow’s local cricket stars will soon be enjoying better facilities in Red Cliffs, with the announcement of funding through the Community Cricket Program – Community Facilities stream.
Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP today announced $100,000 funding towards the upgrade of cricket nets at the Quandong Park ground.
The ground is the home of the Red Cliffs Cricket Association, Red Cliffs Cricket Club, Fire Brigade Cricket Club and a number of other clubs – and this funding will enable Mildura Rural City Council to deliver the construction of a 5 net cricket training facility at Quandong Park.
The project is one of 15 across the state to share in $1.4 million from the fund.
With over 235,000 registered cricket participants across the state for 2019-2020, Victoria is the national home of cricket.
That number is expected to rise this summer thanks to Australia’s inspirational win at the recent 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Final at the home of cricket the MCG.
That’s why the Victorian Government is getting on with modernising cricket facilities so clubs like Red Cliffs Cricket Club and communities can cater for even more Victorians, particularly women and girls keen to be involved in cricket.
This initiative is part of the Government’s commitment to sport and active recreation by developing high quality, accessible community infrastructure that encourages all Victorians to get out there and get active.
Victorian Government is also encouraging Victorians to stay active at home with the new Get Active Victoria platform that aims to motivate Victorians to move more, every day. For more information visit www.getactive.vic.gov.au
The fund is part of over $915 million government investment in community sport and recreation infrastructure, since 2014.
For more information about the Community Cricket Program visit https://sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/community-cricket-program
Quotes attributable to Mark Gepp MP, Member for Northern Victoria
“We’re getting on with the job of creating better facilities for our next generation, so they can emulate their sporting heroes like the Australian women’s cricket team who recently won the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Final on home soil.”
“This funding will inspire even more boys, girls, men and women from across the region to sign up and enjoy the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle.”