Howzat! Community Cricket Program Now Open

Local cricket clubs and councils in Monbulk can now apply to develop or upgrade cricket facilities in the area,
thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today announced applications have opened for the third innings of
the Government’s $13.5 million Community Cricket Program.

Since 2019, the Community Cricket Program has invested more than $2.8 million in 30 cricket infrastructure
projects across Victoria.

The third innings of the program bowls in a further $1.4 million for clubs and councils to develop or redevelop
local cricket infrastructure from training nets through to female friendly and accessible change rooms.

Other projects to have benefited from the program include $100,000 towards the construction of new nets
at both Diggers Rest Recreation Reserve and Doug Dean Recreation Reserve in Delacombe.

This initiative is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s investment of more than $1.1 billion in community
sport and active recreation infrastructure since 2014.

By helping clubs modernise their facilities, communities have the opportunity to cater for even more people
keen to get involved in sports like cricket.

For more information about the Community Cricket Program visit: sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding

Quotes attributable to Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP

“We’re getting on with the job of creating better cricket facilities for our next generation, so they can emulate
their Test, One Day, BBL and WBBL sporting heroes.”

“We’re helping clubs and councils build or upgrade facilities for the local cricket community, opening up new
opportunities for training, competition and player development.”

“I encourage our local clubs, associations and councils to get together and see if the Community Cricket
Program can make a difference in Monbulk.”

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