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Ministerial media release: Double Pitch Upgrade For Sydney Cricket Club

March 2017

Historic Sydney Cricket Club will soon have two new turn match pitches and safety sightscreens at Drummoyne Oval made possible through a $19,000 NSW Government funded local sport grant.

NSW Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres joined Member for Drummoyne John Sidoti and Club General Manager Greg Healy to announce the funding boost, part of an ongoing effort to support the growth of cricket in the Inner West.

“Sydney Cricket Club has helped foster some of the finest talent at an elite level, and at a junior level the club encourages healthier lifestyles of many young people across the community,” Mr Ayres said.

“We congratulate Sydney Cricket Club on their successful grant application, part of a total of $3.5 million in grants invested into 650 local sport projects across the state.” 

Member for Drummoyne John Sidoti said the grant is a great investment in a local sporting institution.

“This funding for new nets comes at the perfect time to give managers at the complex the opportunity to upgrade facilities over the coming winter months,” Mr Sidoti said. 

“This refurbishment will benefit many players and we welcome the facility boost this local sporting grant will bring.” 

General Manager Greg Healy said local players are pleased by the announcement. 

"Drummoyne Oval is a community facility and hosts first class televised cricket, premier grade cricket, along with youth and school cricket. 

"The ability to replace the sight screens assists the City of Canada Bay to attract more first class cricket onto the oval but also to provide a safer operating environment for participants of sport at all levels on Drummoyne Oval,” Mr Healy said. 

Other local sport grants awarded in the Drummoyne electorate included new uniforms for Concord Triathlon Club, new baseball equipment for Five Dock Falcons Baseball Club and new training clinics at Concord Burwood United Junior Rugby League Club.

Anna Hindson I Minister Ayres I 0437 094 873