SACA Club Facilities Grant Program
Money flows to SA’s grassroots cricketers
The South Australian Cricket Association has announced a series of grants to a total of 67 cricket clubs and associations across the State.
Grants of up to $5,000 have been confirmed, boosting both regional and metropolitan cricket networks.
In regional SA, almost 40 clubs at Willunga, Whyalla, Mount Gambier as well as in areas including Mid North, the Riverland and Yorke Peninsula received funds for a range of projects, including new covers for turf wickets, new artificial wickets, netting for practice wickets and sightscreens.
Metropolitan clubs also picked up some much needed funding, including Brighton CC, Marion CC, Kenilworth CC, Unley CC, Grange CC and Plympton CC.
The funding is part of SACA’s Club Facilities Grant Program, which is being made available following the $535 million redevelopment of Adelaide Oval. Some clubs have also sought funding through the State Government’s Office of Recreation and Sport, and are working with their Association or Local Council on larger projects to improve facilities.
“We want this to help local clubs increase participation and inspire the next generation of cricketers and fans,” SACA cricket operations manager Shane Bernhardt said.
“Many communities need better facilities, and if this funding helps improve the chances of having more people get out there and play cricket, then that’s what we want to see.”
Projects which included financial contributions from cricket clubs and/or local councils were recognised, including a major project at Port Augusta involving four clubs and the Port Augusta City Council.
The International Cricketers Club of SA, based at Athol Park, also received $4000 to assist with the renovating of turf training wickets and installation of artificial turf on existing concrete wickets. The club, which encourages new arrivals/people from a non-English speaking background, to get involved in cricket, has over 60 members.
Successful applications highlighted increased opportunities for cricket participation, including enhancing the delivery of junior and senior programs. Projects include artificial turf on concrete wickets, turf pitches, pitch covers, practice nets, oval playing surface, shade structures for players, change/clubrooms.
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