JUNIOR cricket in Leeton has been given a boost to the tune of more than $22,000.
The Leeton District Cricket Association (LDCA) has been given the money to upgrade its junior cricket nets at the Leeton High School ovals.
The cash was granted to club as part of the $1.96 million NSW ICC World T20 Cricket Legacy Fund, which is designed to ensure clubs and players at the grassroots level benefit from the 14 matches to be held in the state for the ICC World T20 2020 tournaments.
Member for Murray Austin Evans was pleased to see the money would be benefiting Leeton’s burgeoning cricket stars.
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“Cricket is just one of the many sports which unites communities across the state and gives males and female players a fantastic chance to build skills and be part of a team,” he said.
“This fund has been established to inspire the next generation of cricketers.”
LDCA sponsorship and grants co-ordinator Brian Rotherham thanked the fund for the funding and said he was thrilled the grant would provide upgraded cricket training nets for Leeton’s cricketers.
“We have been pursuing funding for the project for some time and are excited to finally see it come to fruition,” he said.
“This will give our junior cricketers a safer and much improved facility in which to develop their skills.”
Mr Rotherham said the LDCA had also received conditional funding from Cricket NSW to assist with the project.
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