Marrar Football and Netball Club are set to benefit from $10,000 in funding thanks to the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grants Program.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said with the installation of the solar panels on the changerooms building, will allow Langtry Oval to operate more efficiently and encourage greater participation from members of the community.
“With energy bills often one of the biggest overheads for sporting groups and volunteer organisations, this funding will be a welcome boost,” Ms Cooke said.
“The oval is not only utilised by the Marrar Football and Netball Club, this space also acts as a Neighbourhood Safer Place in the event of an emergency.”
“It is so important we continue supporting these types of projects that not only benefit our local sporting clubs, they also support the whole community.”
Marrar Football and Netball Club Treasurer Cathie Fox said they were delighted that their application was approved.
“The installation of solar to Langtry Oval will be very beneficial to reducing our ever-increasing power costs,” Ms Fox said.
This project is just one of six awarded across the Cootamundra electorate under the 2022/23 Local Sports program which has seen a total of $50,000 awarded to the region.
Grants of between $2,000 and $10,000 per project were available with up to $50,000 available in each electorate.
More information about the program is available online.