Cowan sports score big in election

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SPORTING clubs in the Cowan electorate have received Federal funding commitments from both major parties.

Liberal MHR Luke Simpkins has pledged $500,000 to upgrade netball lighting facilities and $150,000 for change room facilities for Wanneroo City Soccer Club at Kingsway Regional Sporting Complex if re-elected.

He also proposed $250,000 for improved lighting and sheltered seating at the complex for the Olympic Kingsway Sports Club.

Labor candidate Anne Aly will commit $150,000 to improve the playing surface at Warradale Reserve in Landsdale.

Mr Simpkins said the prospective funding for the Wanneroo Districts Netball Association would expand the existing lighting that covered only half of the courts.

“This project will mean that more than 550 teams who play at the Kingsway netball facilities can train during the evening and play games on Saturday mornings when the natural light is fading – particularly during the winter months,” he said.

The soccer club funding would enable it to work with the City of Wanneroo to build an additional change room block.

Ms Aly said the Warradale Reserve surface, used by Kingsway Junior Football Club’s more than 300 Auskick players, was dangerous.

“I want to do everything I can to support them and encourage kids to play footy,” she said.

“This funding will make sure Warradale Reserve is safe to train and play on.

“It will help the club to keep on growing.”