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Investing in our local community sporting organisations

Existing cricket nets at Harwood Cricket Club will be up upgraded and more practice nets added thanks to a Federal Government grant of $25,000, the Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said.

“This wonderful news for the club and the community,” he said.

“The Harwood Cricket Club is 150 years old. It is also the biggest club in the Lower Clarence with more than 100 members and 12 teams.

“Our government has prioritised investment in local grassroots sports because we recognise the wider health, social and community benefits that come from greater activity and participating in sport.

“It is a key priority of our government to promote the social and health benefits of physical activity and sport. Our investment to upgrade this facility will provide a real encouragement for those local residents not currently active.”

Harwood Cricket Club’s Trent Lobb said the grant will give the club the ability to provide a safe and high quality facility for all ages to utilise.

“This will appeal to more children to continue to play cricket, while we encourage them to keep active and healthy,” he said.

“The strong sportsmanship in the club sets a great example of good moral values that our players and spectators will bring back into everyday life, benefiting the wider community.”