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Pinjarra Cricket Club set to receive sport and recreation funding to assist with COVID-19 recovery

The Pinjarra Cricket Club is among 27 community sport and recreation projects to share funding of more than $1.75 million from the state government’s Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF).

The club will receive more than $28,400 which will go towards the construction of a synthetic cricket wicket and three practice nets at Sir Ross McLarty Oval.

Pinjarra Cricket Club president and player Jessica Spargo said the funding would be a massive improvement.

“It’s really great to receive this funding to improve the nets we have down here and to get a synthetic wicket,” the club president said.

“We have a large club hosting women’s, juniors and seniors, so to have funding like this to help our club is really beneficial to each and every player.”

The projects funded through CSRFF grants are expected to create demand for local construction work, support nearby businesses and boost the local economy.

Sport and recreation minister Mick Murray said the next round of CSRFF funding would be fast-tracked to help support WA’s economy.

“I am pleased that these projects are to be funded and that they will help kick-start the economic recovery at the grassroots level in local government areas around the State,” the minister said.

Murray-Wellington MP Robyn Clarke said she the grant wouldn’t just benefit the club but also the local community.

“Local sport brings our community together and helps keep people healthy and active – it’ll be great to see Pinjarra Cricket Club getting back to what they do best post-COVID-19,” Murray-Wellington MP Robyn Clarke said.

“[The upgrades] will be great for our community, which will not only help the members and players of the club to improve their winning record but will also give the locals of Pinjarra somewhere to play and have some fun when summer comes back.”

The projects are funded under the latest small grants round of the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) administered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.