Steph Cooke stands with people in Young team jerseys on a balcony with a glass front.
Steph Cooke MP with members of the Committee of Young Rugby League, Hilltops Council and the community at Alfred Oval.

Upgrades to the home of the Young Cherrypickers have been officially opened by the Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke.

Improvements at Alfred Oval include a new drainage system, new home team dressing sheds, visitor and referee sheds and new clubhouse amenities made possible from $739,430 in grants from the NSW Government.

Ms Cooke said she was delighted the new facilities were now available for the community to enjoy.

“These upgrades will benefit players, coaches, commentators, referees and spectators and it has been a wonderful community effort to get these important improvements done,” Ms Cooke said.

“Our local sporting teams deserve first rate facilities and I am so impressed by the work that has been undertaken here by the Young Cherrypickers Committee, club volunteers, local builders AD Tanner Constructions and the Hilltops Council.”

Project Coordinator Mr Robert Bush said the new facilities were a boost to the entire community.

“These new facilities give us the opportunity to host bigger events, give the women’s teams the chance to have their own rooms, give our commentators improved areas and better facilities for the wider community, including increased disability access, so everyone can enjoy watching local sport,” Mr Bush said.

“The build has been excellent and we are very glad we spent the time we did to get this right, I want to thank Steph Cooke MP, Hilltops Council, AD Tanner Constructions and the entire Committee of Young Rugby League.”