State Govt delivers on promise to Rockingham basketball


Mayor Barry Sammels, Premier Mark McGowan and  Rockingham Flames President Clive Higgins in front of Rockingham High School students at a training session.
Mayor Barry Sammels, Premier Mark McGowan and Rockingham Flames President Clive Higgins in front of Rockingham High School students at a training session.

ONE of Rockingham MLA Mark McGowan’s pre-election promises has been fulfilled with a grant of more than $373,000 going towards Rockingham basketball.

Through the Local Projects, Local Jobs program, the grant will allow the Rockingham Basketball and Recreation Association to resurface its facilities.

Mr McGowan said $352,000 would go towards the complete resurfacing of the basketball courts.

It allows both basketball and netball games to be played at the facility and also ensure all seven courts are of tournament quality.

This is expected to encourage more games to be played in Rockingham.

The remaining $21,000 will go towards the electronic scoreboards – much to the relief of volunteers who currently enter game scores and stats manually.

“I am very pleased to be supporting the local sports stadium, and enhancing an already fantastic facility for the benefit of local players, clubs, volunteers and spectators,” the Premier said.

“This funding will make a significant difference to the useability and safety of the flooring at the complex, which is currently multi-levelled, mismatched and in desperate need of resurfacing.

“Now the Rockingham Basketball and Recreation Association can host more grassroots and Western Australian Basketball League games, and increase allocated training times at the facility.”

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