Labor Government Goes In To Bat For Point Cook Cricket Club
The Andrews Labor Government is giving Point Cook Cricket Club the tools and resources it needs to help maintain Victoria’s title as the cricket capital.
Member for Altona District Jill Hennessy today announced that Point Cook Cricket Club is one of 61 clubs across Victoria sharing in $153,000 funding as part of the Community Cricket Program: On Common Ground. The Government is partnering with Cricket Victoria and Cricket Australia to deliver the grants.
Ms Hennessy announced the club would receive a $1,200 grant for the purchase of two turf wicket table covers.
The $12.4 million program is creating renewed opportunities for all Victorians to pick up a bat or ball and enjoy Australia’s national summer pastime. Victorians love their cricket, regularly filling the MCG or Etihad Stadium at KFC Big Bash clashes, while the Boxing Day Test is one of the iconic dates on our sporting calendar.
The 61 grants will help clubs complete important facility upgrades, purchase the latest equipment, or deliver programs that help players, coaches and umpires thrive.
More than 320,000 Victorians play a form of cricket. That’s why the Labor Government is committed to growing the game all over the State. The Government has committed $25 million towards building the Victorian Cricket and Community Centre at Junction Oval, to give our First Class cricketers the base they deserve.
Quotes attributable to Member for Altona District, Jill Hennessy MP
“Point Cook Cricket Club has gone from strength to strength since its move to Saltwater Coast, and it is a great place to learn the game and forge a career. This grant is design to give the club a boost so that it can continue to grow.”
“With investments like these, a future star of the international arena just might be a product of Point Cook.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport, John Eren
“We’re going in to bat for grassroots clubs, because we know Victorians just love their cricket.”
“Our clubs work really hard to ensure thousands of Victorians enjoy our national summer pastime each week. We’re helping those clubs reach for the skies.”