Inverell Highlanders Rugby Union Club President Roly King, left and Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall discussing the perimeter fencing project at Rugby Park, which has received $20,000 from the NSW Government.
Friday, 20 July 2018
RUGBY Park at Inverell is set to be further secured thanks to a $20,000 NSW Government local sports grant, announced today by Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall.
The local State MP met with Inverell Highlanders President Roly King to announce the club had been successful in securing the funding to reconstruct the rugby park’s perimeter fencing.
“Inverell Rugby Park is a fantastic venue that is the home of the Inverell Highlanders, but is also a venue utilised by other sporting and community groups throughout the year,” Marshall said.
“The outer perimeter fence has seen far better days and doesn’t provide much security for the venue.
“Thankfully the facility is much loved by locals and hasn’t as yet had any major security issues but the new fence will provide that added level of assurance when other groups are using the venue.
“Gate takings are also important to every clubs’ survival. While I’m sure many a country kid has tried to get over the fence at their local club, it’s important to the club that they are securing their takings which go directly towards the cost of maintaining the wonderful facilities here at Rugby Park.
“An up-to-standard fence make life just that little bit easier for the volunteers who keep our local sporting clubs going.”
Inverell Highlanders President Roly King welcomed funding for the fencing project.
“This new fence will be great for the Club because it will allow us to hold more events and make the fields more multi-use for the entire community,” Mr King said.
“Thanks to Adam we have the money and will start construction by August.”
Mr Marshall encouraged everyone in Inverell to get along to the Highlanders v Tamworth Pirates home game (the last of the season) on 11 August, a game which is doubling as a reunion match for the 2008 Highlanders Premiership winning team.
“2008 was the last Premiership for Inverell who won against 24-20 against the Pirates, who then went on to be undefeated in every final they’ve since contested,” Mr Marshall said.
“I am looking forward to getting out here for the last home game of the season and would encourage everyone, no matter which code you follow to get out and support the Highlanders.”