LOCAL sporting clubs using North Fremantle’s Gilbert Fraser Reserve are getting a helping hand with changes to storage facilities.
A $10,000 grant under the Stronger Communities Programme will go towards a $35,000 project to install secure storage with individual units for each club and grounds-keeping equipment.
The reserve is home to North Fremantle Amateur Football Club, Fremantle Mosman Park Cricket Club, Fremantle AFL Masters Football Club, East Fremantle Junior Cricket Club, Fremantle Volunteer Fire Brigade and Indian Ocean Dragon Boat Club.
North Fremantle Amateur Football Club general manager Peter Grosser said the grant would mean the hall would be utilised more, while Fremantle Mosman Park Cricket club president Steve Tonge said the clubs welcomes the funding.
“Any grants we can get for local sporting junior and seniors is very valuable,” Mr Tonge said.
Fremantle MHR Josh Wilson said he was pleased to support the clubs based at the reserve.
“The provision of new secure and discreet storage will protect the site’s heritage while ensuring the Reserve has modern facilities that make sporting and recreational activities fun and accessible, as it has done since 1894,” he said.