Armidale & District Cricket Association President Mike Porter poised to catch a funding edge from Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall.
Wednesday, 29 May 2019
CRICKET clubs and local councils across the region once again have the chance to take to the pitch and apply for a share of $2 million through the second round of the NSW ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Cricket Legacy Fund.
Last year Armidale and District Cricket Association scored $39,454 through the first round of the program and Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall is encouraging clubs to take advantage of this new opportunity to improve local cricket facilities.
“The Legacy Fund is a chance for councils and cricket clubs to access funding for a project to upgrade grounds and facilities, whether it’s practice nets, relaying synthetic pitches or underground watering systems,” Mr Marshall said.
“Improving local cricket facilities will help attract more boys and girls into the sport in our region.
“I urge the local cricket community to follow on from Armidale take advantage of this fantastic opportunity.”
Sydney will host 14 matches across the Men’s and Women’s ICC T20 World Cup tournaments next year, including three of the four semi-finals in both tournaments and the Women’s Opening Celebration at Sydney Showground Stadium between Australia and India.
Mr Marshall said he was pleased to see the NSW Government ensuring the bush benefited from a major event which will be held in Sydney.
“The Legacy Fund was part of the NSW Government’s successful bid for matches in Sydney at the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 tournaments,” he said.
“The result is a $6 million investment over three years in new facilities and programs to get more people involved in the sport.”
Applications for the NSW ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Legacy Fund are open and close on Monday, 8 July 2019.
For information and to apply, visit: www.sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/t20worldcupfund