23/4/2019

Granville Hockey Club scores $181,000 grant for amenities upgrade

A $181,000 grant to upgrade Granville Hockey Club will help support the community during times of crisis as well as boosting their sporting facilities, Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien and Minister for Sport Senator Bridget McKenzie announced today.

“The Granville Hockey Club is a much-needed and valued facility, which is not just used by sporting and community events but also as a community hub and Emergency Services Centre during times of flood and other natural disaster,” Mr O’Brien said.

“This funding from the Liberal National Government will allow the Club to provide an amenities block, which will be useful to sporting clubs and the community in times of need, as well as upgrading carpets and the volley ball courts.

The grant is being provided as part of the Liberal Nationals Government’s Community Sport Infrastructure Program.

“Maryborough’s hockey players are renowned, and this funding will help provide the facilities in Granville to foster those skills in a new generation of players, as ensuring the community is supported when the suburb becomes isolated in times of flood or natural disaster,” Mr O’Brien said.

“I’m pleased the Coalition Government can deliver this funding for Granville Hockey Club so it can continue to support the community through good times and bad.”

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 Granville Hockey Club,” 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.”

“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.”

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