PLAYERS and parents at Piara Waters Junior Football Club are all smiles after they landed a $20,000 funding boost.
The money will pay for a new boundary fence along Nicholson Road, making the playing oval safer for the football club and the wider community.
Piara Waters JFC president Elena Mustard said the fence was going to be fantastic for everyone in the area.
“It means safety, that’s the main thing,” she said.
“We put the application in because it’s an 80km zone right on our doorstep. We’ve gone from a 50-player club to a 320 plus club, so we use every square metre of the ground. And when you’ve got little kids, it’s really the concern of not just having the kids training and a ball rolls over, but also a parent sitting on the sideline with their little kid.
“It’s chaotic, you’re having cars and trucks and they won’t see anything. We wanted safety for our players.”
Jandakot MLA Yaz Muba-rakai and Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray joined players and parents last week to present the $20,000 cheque.
“Yaz’s hard work means the Piara Waters JFC will be able to offer a much safer environment for young players,” Mr Murray said.
Mr Mubarakai said he was pleased to help secure the funding for the local club.
“The safety issue has been raised with me a number of times,” he said.
“I hope the club and other community members will be able to get out and use the oval for sport and other activities with more confidence once the new fencing is installed.”