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New Nets For Bannockburn A Sure Step To Success

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced a $67,000 Community Sports Infrastructure Fund grant to deliver the Bannockburn Cricket Nets Project for the local community.

The project will involve the construction of a brand new state-of-the-art outdoor cricket training facility. The facility will include three individual cricket training nets which can be converted into one full size multi-use synthetic training area.

“The Bulls, our local club, are a fantastic community club run exclusively by volunteers with more than 100 playing members from the age of 7 to 60.”

“They had a tremendous season last year making the grand final in all three senior grades. These new facilities will help them build on that success into the future", said Gayle

Grassroots sports clubs are the lifeblood of Victoria’s suburbs and towns. Victoria’s population is set to boom – that’s why the $100 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund is so important.

“They love their cricket here at the Bannockburn Bulls Cricket Club, and this fabulous project will mean participants of all abilities will be able to strut their stuff at a facility they can be proud of." 

“I congratulate the Club and the Golden Plains Shire on their work so far and wish them every success in the future.”

Victoria is the sporting state, and the Government wants it to stay that way. The Community Sports Infrastructure Fund is helping clubs update tired grounds, and communities build the facilities they need.

It includes a $10 million fund for women’s change rooms – the single biggest investment in women’s participation in sport by an Australian state government.

Practice in the current nets