Deb Frecklington congratulates Kingaroy Junior Cricket Club president Cameron Watson, Hayden Watson, Charlotte Love and Jodie Love on their successful grant (Photo: Nanango Electorate Office)

March 7, 2019

Opposition Leader and Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington has congratulated the Kingaroy Junior Cricket Club on receiving $34,500 for new cricket nets.

The club successfully applied to Round 98 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

“Well done to the Kingaroy Junior Cricket Club Committee for receiving this grant and for their commitment to improving the facilities for our junior cricketers,” Mrs Frecklington said.

“The new training nets will be full size and will be replace the old nets on site at Taabinga State School.

“They’ll make a big difference for the players and coaches and will help the club encourage more players in the future.

“It’s expected the new nets will be in place and ready for the 2019-20 season.

“Cricket is a popular sport in the South Burnett, and we really do punch above our weight when it comes to cricketing representatives at State and National levels.

“This new infrastructure is great for Kingaroy and I look forward to hearing about even more of our young cricketers excelling in the sport.”

Round 101 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund will open in mid-April and closes on May 31.

Mrs Frecklington said she was keen to encourage local community groups to consider applying for a Gambling Community Benefit Fund grant to help achieve their goals.

“These are great grants of up to $35,000 which can really give groups the ability to consider the purchase of new infrastructure, or undertake facility improvements. It is certainly worthwhile putting in an application and giving it a go,” she said.

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