WA Cricket Clubs Welcome Facility Grants
21 February 2017  
Lesmurdie Mazenod Junior Cricket Club's new practice nets at Ray Owen Reserve
Over $75,000 has been awarded to 10 worthy projects across Western Australia in the first round of the National Community Facilities Funding Scheme (NCFFS) – a partnership between Cricket Australia and the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA).
 
Aimed at improving the cricket experience across all levels, the funding will enable the upgrade of existing cricket facilities to create inclusive and accessible areas for the broader community and support participation and population growth.
 
Ten local cricket clubs received funding for a range of projects, including: 
  • Vasse Cricket Club was awarded $6,000 in funding for two new practice nets at Newtown Oval
  • Ascot Cricket Club received $7,000 for a new storage shed at Middleton Park
  • Pinjarra Cricket Club was awarded $2,010 to resurface the pitch at Sir McLarty Oval
  • Lesmurdie Mazenod Junior Cricket Club was awarded $10,000 in funding for two new practice nets at Ray Owen Reserve
  • Eastern Hills Cricket Club received $8,000 for two practice nets for the Elsie Austin Cricket Nets
  • Jandakot Lakes Junior Cricket Club was awarded $11,000 for a new practice net and pitch at Atwell Reserve
  • Fremantle District Cricket Club received $11,120 for new nets for the Stevens Reserve
  • Hay Park Cricket Club was awarded $15,000 in funding to refurbish the practice nets at Hay Park
  • Bateman Junior Cricket Club received $4,085 in funding for a new practice net at Karoonda Oval
  • Lake Grace Cricket Club was awarded $1,700 to replace the Lake Grace Cricket Pitch turf
WACA General Manager – Game & Market Development Jo Davies said Western Australia’s local cricket clubs were the backbone of community sport.
 
"Investment in local cricket club facilities is vital to the ongoing success of the sport in this state,” Ms Davies said.
 
"The WACA and Cricket Australia are committed to supporting community cricket to ensure local clubs can continue to provide spaces for grassroots and junior cricket players, as well as the state’s rising stars.”
 
The funding scheme is open to all clubs, associations and regions that are affiliated with the WACA, as well as local councils.
 
The NCFFS will provide up to $150,000 in funding to community cricket facilities in WA in 2016-17.