Adelaide’s south-western communities will benefit from almost $1 million in State Government grants for sporting facilities at Hallett Cove and Seacliff.
The Cove Sports and Community Club will receive more than $450,000 for a major upgrade of its facilities, and the City of Holdfast Bay will get a grant of $500,000 to build new tennis and netball courts at Seacliff.
The funding is part of the 2014/15 Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program (CRSFP), which will see $6.9 million go to 46 projects across the state.
More than 650 people use the Cove Sports and Community Club for soccer, netball, cricket, and BMX. The upgrade plan includes building a new soccer pitch (with new lighting to allow night games), lighting for its BMX track, redevelopment of changing rooms to provide areas for women and umpires, and new storage band function space.
The $500,000 grant for the City of Holdfast Bay will support stage one of its upgrade of sports facilities at John Mathwin Reserve at Seacliff.
The Council plans to build 12 fully-lit tennis courts which will be capable of hosting state, national and international tennis events, as well as catering for local tennis players. The new tennis courts will also double as netball courts, providing even more sporting opportunities for the local community and the nearby Seacliff Primary School. The total cost is $1.8 million, with the City of Holdfast bay contributing $1.3 million.
CRSFP supports projects from community-based organisations, local government, active recreation and sport clubs as well as schools to plan and develop new or existing facilities.
Creating a healthy sporting environment benefits our sporting clubs with a flow on effect of attracting more players, funding, sponsorship opportunities, spectators and volunteers.