Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, right, pictured with Armidale and District Cricket Association President, Michal Porter, (left) and the Chair of the Armidale Sports Council, Steve McMillan, outside the block where improvements will be made.
THE Armidale District Cricket Association has received a $10,000 grant through the State Government’s Community Building Partnership fund to refurbish the amenities block at the Armidale Sports Ground, Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall announced today.
Mr Marshall met with the members of the club and Armidale Sports Council today to deliver the good news and inspect the existing ageing amenities building.
“This funding is terrific news for the Armidale’s cricketing fraternity; the sports grounds are a well-used and maintained so I’m more than pleased this funding will go towards assisting with the upgrade of their amenities block,” Mr Marshall said.
“The work will see new floor coverings, painting and electrical works completed in the change rooms, toilets and official’s room. It will certainly make a difference and will be welcomed by players and visitors to the grounds.
“I’m more than please the NSW Government continues to financially assist our small sports clubs maintain their facilities. It’s a well-used facility and the funding is certainly very welcome.”
Armidale Cricket Association President Michael Porter said the funding will make the change room and facilities safer and cleaner.
“At the moment there is concrete flooring in this area which presents some concerns for players entering wearing spiked shoes, the funding will allow a more durable and safer flooring material to be installed,” Mr Porter said.
“The sportsground is in need of upgrades such as the one planned, and there are also plans to expand the canteen and upgrade the irrigation system inside the oval.
“With the support of the Sports Council we plan to work toward securing additional funding to secure the future of this community facility.”