Meander Valley Gazette

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Netball not taken for granted

CommunityJoanne Eisemann

THE DELORAINE Community Complex has been awarded a $50 000 Sport Australia Move It AUS Community Sport Infrastructure Grant (part of the Australian Government’s $60 million program to develop community sport infrastructure).

The grant will be used to construct two new netball courts and associated facilities, including sports lighting and fencing.

The Deloraine Netball Club will see an upgrade and extension of their facility, the addition of two full-sized netball courts, spectator seating and sports lighting allowing the facility to increase participation in netball, basketball and badminton.

The new courts will enable the club to provide netball activities throughout the year, extended training times, increased junior programs, one off tournaments and try out days.

In particular, the grant will benefit junior, female and indigenous participation in the Meander Valley area, as a result of increased and reliable access for these user groups.