Sporting groups in Dubbo score funding

Nine sporting groups in the Dubbo electorate have received a total of $50,000 in funding, Dubbo MP Troy Grant has announced.

The funding, announced on Thursday, is under the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program.

“I’m pleased to be able to support nine local sporting groups under this program which is designed to increase regular and on-going participation and active recreation,” Mr Grant said.

“Sport is a huge part of our way of life, particularly in regional areas. The NSW Government recognises how important it is to our communities, for both social and health reasons.”

Funding recipients are:

$2,500 for Wellington District Cricket Association to purchase of playing shirts and caps.

$5,000 for Outback Dragons Dubbo INC to purchase of a 20 seat dragon boat and associated items.

$3,000 to Western Rams Rugby League Incorporated for the Western Rams Representative Cluster 2017.

$1,800 for Narromine District Cricket Council to purchase a cricket drum roller.

$14,470 for Dubbo Touch Association for the installation of a fixed sun shelter and bench seating at the River Bank Oval Precinct.

$1,126 for Dubbo Touch Association to purchase junior rep uniforms

$4,000 for Dubbo Field and Game Association Incorporated for the provision of a shipping container for equipment storage.

$5,000 for  Dubbo Water Polo to purchase new equipment, and

$13,104 for Dubbo Dirt Bike Club to upgrade of track and drainage at Morris Park Motocross Complex. 

SPORT WIN: $50,000 given to local groups.

SPORT WIN: $50,000 given to local groups.

“Investment into sport and sporting infrastructure is extremely important, especially in regional communities where sport  helps bring communities together, Mr Grant said.

“Investment into sporting infrastructure is also important and it has been great to support local sport with small grants while also bringing investment into the electorate for major projects like Dubbo’s multi-million dollar Barden DCL Park,”

“Late last year I secured funding for Glen Willow in Mudgee for a $13,00 lighting upgrades, Mudgee High School received $20,000 to resurface their basketball courts and Gulgong Tennis Club was given $30,000 to upgrade their tennis courts,”

“I will continue to promote participation in sport and continue to drive investment into sporting facilities and infrastructure across the Dubbo electorate.” Mr Grant said.