$426,300 grant to upgrade facilities for Maryborough hockey players
Maryborough and District Hockey Association will enjoy improved facilities, with a $426,300 local sporting infrastructure grant announced by Member for Wide Bay Llew Brien today.
The grant was provided as part of the second $30 million round of the Liberal Nationals Government’s Community Sport Infrastructure Program and will allow the association to upgrade its indoor sports centre with new flooring, score board, LED lighting and spectator facilities.
“Maryborough is renowned for its hockey players, and this funding will help provide the facilities to foster those skills in a new generation of players, as well as encouraging existing players to reach their fullest potential,” Mr O’Brien said.
“Once complete, the upgraded facilities will be large enough to host national championships for hockey, as well as other sports including netball, futsal and volleyball, which will boost sports tourism and the local economy.
“Sporting groups like Maryborough and District Hockey Association play an important role in Wide Bay, and the benefits of this funding will be felt throughout the community.
“The Community Sport Infrastructure Program is helping Wide Bay kids and adults get active, stay fit and have fun, enjoying the best of what our region has to offer.”
Minister for Sport, Senator Bridget McKenzie, said the Liberal Nationals Government understood the value of local sporting facilities.
“Our success and prowess as a sporting nation begins with grassroots sports, which is why we have focused our investment on local grassroots sporting facilities such as the Maryborough and District Hockey Association,” Minister McKenzie said.
“As outlined in the National Sports Plan, Sport 2030, grassroots sports help drive increased participation and promote social, health and community benefits of physical activity and sport – a key priority for our government.”