Osborne Park Bowling Club, Balcatta Football Club and Osborne Park Cricket Club receive State Govt funds

Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray. Photo: ABC
Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray. Photo: ABC

THE Osborne Park Bowling Club is one of three City of Stirling sporting clubs to receive State Government funding to spruce up their club.

The bowling club will undergo a makeover after receiving $50,000, while the Balcatta Football Club will receive $25,000 and Osborne Park Cricket Club $10,000.

Sport and Recreation minister Mick Murray joined Balcatta MLA David Michael at Balcatta Football Club to announce the funding, set to strengthen grassroots sport in the City.

“Local Projects, Local Jobs not only helps grassroots sports clubs with upgrades to their facilities, it provides benefits to local small businesses and jobs in the process,” Mr Murray said.

“David’s advocacy means his local bowling, soccer and cricket clubs will be able to offer much more to attract new members and keep club stalwarts coming back.

“It is that membership which keeps clubs thriving.

“Strong local clubs not only contribute to healthier, more active communities, they also help keep communities connected.”

Mr Michael said the funding was part of his commitments at the this year’s elections.

“I am really pleased to have been able to secure this funding for local community-run organisations which give so much to our area.”

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