Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has presented funding to representatives from the Jamberoo Croquet Club to upgrade and develop their facilities.
Mr Ward was joined at this announcement by Jamberoo Croquet Club Vice-President Russell Fredericks and a strong contingent of local players during his visit to the club.
“I was extremely pleased to be able to secure this funding under the New South Wales Government’s Local Sport Grants Program which will go towards grounds and shade repairs including the installation of drainage and replacing the awning canvas at this facility,” he said.
“These funds come on top of several previous grants I have secured for Jamberoo Croquet Club since 2011. The club is very well supported in Jamberoo and beyond, and plays an extremely important role as a key social hub in the local community.
“Jamberoo Croquet Club was formed in 1997 by a small band of dedicated volunteers who assisted in the building of the greens and equipment shed.
“I would like to acknowledge the Club President Stephen Milton, Vice President Russell Fredericks and Secretary Sylvia Milton who have all been tireless advocates for the club for many years and have worked extremely hard to see major upgrades to club facilities come to fruition,” Mr Ward said.
Jamberoo Croquet Club Vice-President Russell Fredericks also welcomed the funding announcement from Gareth Ward MP for Kiama.
“Once again our Croquet Club has received excellent support from the Government following strong representations from our local MP Gareth Ward,” he said.
“These funds will offset a major part of the cost of two very important maintenance functions here at our Lawns. The critical drainage work will alleviate major problems we have with flooding from nearby Hyam’s Creek and the shading of our rest area is essential to the wellbeing of our members” he said.
“Jamberoo Croquet Club is a most important piece of sporting infrastructure for the whole district”, Mr Fredericks said.
“It particularly serves more senior participants, while providing a very challenging sport for younger folk.
“Our Committee and members all join with me this morning in expressing our gratitude to Gareth Ward MP for Kiama and to the State Government for this valuable funding support”, Mr Fredericks concluded.