Money for cricket club

14 Dec 2016 Cobram Courier, Cobram VIC (General News) Katamatite Cricket Club is one of 23 sports clubs in northern Victoria to receive funding for new uniforms, equipment and coaching development programs. The club will receive $1000 for new junior and senior uniforms as well as $840 for a Cricket Australia coaching clinic. Club vice-president Lachlan Sharp said news of the grants being approved for the club was outstanding. Being a small club like ours, we do depend on grants like this to make sure we are able to look after our players properly, Mr Sharp said. The uniform grant gives us the opportunity to make sure our players have correctly fitting club shirts for their games. The coaching clinic was great as we were able to attract people from various clubs across the Murray Valley Cricket Association and Echuca as well who wanted to become accredited coaches. Our club has seven level one coaches now, which is great. State Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced the 23 clubs would receive funding from the latest round of Victorian Government Sporting Club Grants Program. Ms Symes said country grassroots clubs were the heart of local communities which keep towns connected and kids happy and healthy. She said grants would cover the costs of new equipment like bats or balls, modern uniforms or development programs for coaches, players and officials. Grassroots clubs are at the heart and soul of many local communities in northern Victoria where people get together and embrace a healthy and active lifestyle, she said. Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.