Peel sports grants help foster the next generation of champions

Premier Mark McGowan (centre) with Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clark (third left), Canning Labour candidate Mellisa Teede (second left), Tim Hutchison from the Peel office of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (right) and WACA chief executive Christina Matthews (second right).
Premier Mark McGowan (centre) with Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clark (third left), Canning Labour candidate Mellisa Teede (second left), Tim Hutchison from the Peel office of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (right) and WACA chief executive Christina Matthews (second right).

PREMIER Mark McGowan took in some cricket action at Sir Ross McLarty Park in Pinjarra on Saturday, where he announced a series of local grants for Peel-based grassroots sporting clubs.

Peel cricket, hockey, netball, basketball, football and soccer associations will share $72,500 of funding.

They are Peel Cricket Board ($10,000), Peel Hockey ($10,000), Netball WA ($15,000), WA Basketball Federation ($15,000), Peel District Football Development Council ($12,500) and Peel Regional Soccer Council ($10,000).

Mr McGowan said Peel was an already strong sporting region and the grassroots grants would ensure local clubs continued developing local talent.

Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke said community sport was important for Pinjarra and other smaller towns in the Peel.

”Local clubs bring some of the country’s best athletes together like nothing else,’’ she said.