Cricket: Jandakot, Fremantle clubs each get $11,000 for upgrades


New nets at the Fremantle District Cricket Club’s Stevens Reserve base could help them win even more flags.
New nets at the Fremantle District Cricket Club’s Stevens Reserve base could help them win even more flags.

TWO local cricket clubs have received more than $22,000 of funding between them to help upgrade their facilities.

The Jandakot Lakes Junior Cricket Club received $11,000 for a new practice net and pitch at Atwell Reserve from the National Community Facilities Funding Scheme, while the Fremantle District Cricket Club received $11,120 for new nets at Stevens Reserve.

They were among 10 projects to share in more than $75,000.

WACA game and market development general manager Jo Davies said local cricket clubs were the backbone of community sport and deserved the funding.

“Investment in local cricket club facilities is vital to the ongoing success of the sport in this State,” she 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 NCFFS is a partnership between Cricket Australia and the Western Australian Cricket Association.