Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is delighted to announce the Kadina Hockey Club will receive $442,420 from the Federal Government to construct a synthetic pitch at its grounds.
“The Kadina Hockey Club will be able to construct a regional standard synthetic pitch for the three Yorke Peninsula regional communities, with the inclusion of pitch lighting,” he said.
“The synthetic pitch will be a much needed addition to the sporting infrastructure on Yorke Peninsula, and will support and promote the co-located sports of hockey and soccer.
“Top quality facilities help increase sporting participation and get the local community more active, more often.
“A synthetic pitch and pitch lighting will enable the club to stage top competition and attract players.
“Over the years through the “local Sporting Champions Grants” I have been amazed by the number of young hockey players in the area who commute to participate in Adelaide competitions. Better facilities here will bring the better competition to the participants on a more regular basis.”
The grant is part of the Community Sport Infrastructure Grant program investing $28 million in 223 projects across Australia to help drive increased participation in sports and physical activity.
“It is a key priority of our Government to promote the social and health benefits of physical activity and sport and our investment to upgrade facilities and infrastructure will provide a real encouragement for those local residents not currently active,” Mr Ramsey said.
“The number of applications received nationally – over 2,000 – was far more than we anticipated and I along with a number of other regional Liberals lobbied for a bigger allocation for the scheme. We are delighted our calls have been heeded and the government will allocate an additional $30 million for projects in early 2019 from the existing pool of applications.”