Bathurst’s AFL club the Giants are set to benefit from $6,000 in funding thanks to the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grants Program.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the club plans to construct accessible pathways at George Park 1 with the funding.
“It is so important we continue supporting our local sporting clubs. They are the life-blood of our communities and key to ensuring our kids live a healthy and happy lifestyle,” Mr Toole said.
“The new footpaths will mean better access in and around the playing fields and amenities so that everyone can participate.”
Giants Club President Kathy Sloan said this is a win for the AFL community.
“The new pathways will significantly improve the facilities and make it easier for everyone to get around,” Mrs Sloan said.
“The club is very grateful for this funding and the support from Paul Toole.”
Grants of between $2,000 and $10,000 per project were available with up to $50,000 available in each electorate.
Minister for Sport Alister Henskens said the program will encourage people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the benefits of sport and active recreation.
“This funding will provide a cash injection to help improve sport facilities, enhance accessibility and hold new and exciting events and development programs,” Mr Henskens said.
“No government has invested in community sport like the Liberal and Nationals, and this program is another example of the more than $1 billion we’ve pumped into grassroots community facilities and infrastructure.”
More information about the program is available online.