Port Pirie Junior Soccer Association will be able to upgrade its clubhouse with funding of $10,000 through Round 4 of the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program (SCP).
The Federal Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey said he struggled to think of a more worthy project, backing our young sports men and women to keep active and to engage in a community organisation.
“The Association has a huge year ahead preparing for the South Australian Country Championships which will be played at the facility in September,” Mr Ramsey said. “Winning the right to host this tournament is a huge achievement for the Junior Soccer Association and for Port Pirie. It will bring hundreds of players and parents to the city.”
“The grant will be used to address lead contamination issues in the clubhouse and tidy the place up, including repairing the ceiling and re-painting, ensuring the facility is fresh, clean and safe for players and members of the community who use the building,” he said.
The association has a great group of active members who will work to ensure the renovations are ready for the championships in September.
“So often what is a relatively modest amount of money can make a huge difference to local volunteer groups. Certainly this scheme, Stronger Communities Program, is a winner in every way providing valuable assistance to regional communities.”
The Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme offers grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 for small capital projects.