Sport and Recreation Grants and awards | April 06, 2016
Jung Tigers roar following funding approval
The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP has praised the Jung Tigers Cricket Club following confirmation of a $100,000 grant to assist with the development of new clubrooms at the Dimboola Road Community Oval, next to Horsham College.
“I congratulate the Jung Tigers Cricket Club who has received this funding through the Community Cricket Program: On Common Ground in partnership with Cricket Victoria and Cricket Australia,” Ms Kealy said.
“This vital funding will give the Jung Tigers Cricket Club first-class facilities for our local cricket players, which is crucial to increase participation in sport.
“Cricket is one of our National games and to see Cricket Victoria and Cricket Australia supporting our country clubs is fabulous. We need access to quality facilities to support the continuation of this fantastic game, our country communities and our up and coming athletes.
“We have a vibrant cricket culture which helps to keep our youth engaged, promotes healthy living and provides them with positive role models. Our clubs also offer positive support networks and social opportunities which are very important.
"I thank the many volunteers who support all our regional sporting clubs which provide the social fabric for our rural communities," she said.
The $450,000 project includes shifting the former Rosebrook building from the Horsham Golf Club as well as major remodelling of the interior. The kitchen will be converted into four change rooms, decking added to allow for disabled access along with other upgrade works.
The Horsham Rural City Council will contribute over $300,000 to the project with many in-kind donations also received from local community members and businesses.
New clubrooms facilities at the Dimboola Road Community Oval will give over 100 senior and junior cricketers that play at the Jung Tigers Cricket Club a proper amenity to utilise throughout the cricket season. Local sporting clubs, schools and community organisations will also benefit through access to the new clubrooms.