JUNIOR FOOTBALL GETS $18,000 BOOST
Facilities at the North Companions Football Club are set for improvements thanks to an $18,005 NSW Government grant Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson announced today.
Mr Anderson said the funding made available through the Community Building Partnerships program will be used to create a junior training field at the Marius Street facility to help further develop the skills of the junior players.
“Getting young people involved in team sports is really important for their development which is why investing in junior training facilities should be a priority for sports funding.
“Local sports clubs mostly work on sponsorship and volunteers so any support we can give them to improve facilities and support their growth is vital.
“North Companions were established 43 years ago and value integrity, discipline, commitment and teamwork; values that I think the Tamworth community share as well so I encourage parents to look at involving their children in sporting clubs just like this one.”
North Companions Football Club President Steven Mitchell said with junior players equating for roughly half of the clubs 300 strong membership the new training ground will provide much needed space for teams to develop their skills.
“This funding will result in less stress being put on our two main fields and also provide space for teams to train without being on top of one another.
“With only limited hours of daylight to train, the new space will allow us to get more people trained at a reasonable hour and will also separate the junior and senior teams.
“With over 2500sqm of new training space on the way we have more opportunity to grow our club and get more young people involved in the sport.”
Mr Anderson encouraged community organisations to remain alert to grant programs that may be applicable to their organisation and to contact his office if they require more information.
“I want to make sure that we continue to get our fair share of funding available so I urge all community groups to apply for any grants they can,” Mr Anderson concluded.