Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke joined with proud local residents in Ganmain on Sunday, to officially open the revamped Ganmain multi-purpose sports facility.
“I had so much fun in Ganmain cheering from the sidelines as the Ganmain Grong Grong Matong (GGGM) Football Netball Club sides, played host to arch-rivals the Coolamon Rovers Football Netball Club,” Ms Cooke said.
“Cutting the ribbon to officially open the renovated netball and tennis courts at the Ganmain Sports Ground was a very special moment for me, and I was honoured to be asked along, to help launch what is sure to be the start of an exciting new era for sport in the area.
“Many volunteer hours went in to making the project a reality, and I congratulate everyone involved in helping create what is now a wonderful asset for current and future generations to enjoy,” she said.
Various groups provided funding for the project including Advance Ganmain, the Ganmain Show Society, GGGM Senior & Junior Football Netball Clubs, Ganmain Tennis Club, Coolamon Shire Council, and GrainCorp.
“It was a huge team effort, and you know what they say: teamwork makes the dream work,” Ms Cooke said.
“I’m proud to say the previous Liberal/Nationals State Government also played a part, contributing $193,883 towards the upgrade, under round four of the Stronger Country Communities Fund.
“Every day we’re reminded of the success of this program, and how it has made a really meaningful difference to the lives of people living in communities all across our Cootamundra electorate,” she said.