Steph Cooke MP with members of the Burrangong Bears RLFC and the new portable score board.
Steph Cooke MP with members of the Burrangong Bears RLFC

The Burrangong Bears Rugby League Football Club have successfully secured two NSW Government Sports Grants.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke announced a $1,350 grant to purchase a portable scoreboard and a $2,564 grant to install a PA sound system at Cranfield Oval.

Ms Cooke said the two sports grants were a boost for all users of Cranfield Oval.

“Cranfield Oval is used by a range of clubs, community groups and schools who will all benefit from these upgrades,” Ms Cooke said.

“Sport and recreation is so important for our communities; it brings people together, helps us all be healthier and enables us to get out in to our fantastic local spaces. I am so pleased the NSW Government has provided this support to the Bears and the entire community.”

“These grants have taken some of the financial pressure off the club and I know they are warmly welcomed by the community.”

James Sheehan from the Burrangong Bears RLFC said the new equipment was warmly welcomed by the community.

“These improvements are great because the entire the community has the opportunity to use these assets, including local schools and small community groups,” Mr Sheehan said.

“It’s so great not only for the club but for the whole region to have the support of the local member Steph Cooke.”

“This is fantastic, it definitely feels like it’s helping us do our bit for the community and for sport in Young.”