Peter Stimson, Steph Cooke MP and Lincoln Macauley hold a large cheque and stand in front of a sports oval with cricket nets seen in the background.
Peter Stimson, Steph Cooke MP and Lincoln Macauley in Temora.

The Temora Senior Cricket Association has received a funding boost from the final round of the NSW ICC T20 World Cup Cricket Legacy Fund.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke announced a $22,500 grant from the Fund, which will be used to continue the Temora Oval Training Facility Redevelopment.

Ms Cooke said the grant would help shape future players around the region.

“Cricket is a much-loved sport in many communities across the Cootamundra electorate, I am so pleased this boost has been made available from the Legacy Fund,” Ms Cooke said.

“This is an investment in Temora’s current senior teams and in the boys and girls coming through, giving them a space to train and hone their skills.”           

President of the Temora Senior Cricket Association Lincoln Macauley said the new nets would help more players or all ages practice.

“We built a new facility three years ago and the amount of people training tripled, we were overwhelmed with the numbers and we had to roster teams in, so this grant means we can increase our capacity in the training nets at any one time. Also we can separate the kids from the adults which is much safer,” Mr Macauley said.

“We are ecstatic to be able to receive this funding. The community are going to get really good use out of this. It’s not just clubs, kids go up and have a hit with their mates which is great. Steph works so hard for us.”

Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said the NSW Government has been proud to help upgrade cricket facilities and boost grassroots development.

“We are committed to ensuring a lasting legacy from hosting T20 World Cup matches in Sydney and the legacy fund continues to deliver great outcomes,” Mr Lee said.

“Today’s announcement of the successful recipients brings the total funding amount to $6 million over the last three years, supporting over 200 projects that will continue to benefit community cricket across NSW for generations to come.”

Cricket NSW Chief Executive Officer Lee Germon congratulated the successful recipients, acknowledging the role the legacy fund has played in helping to grow participation.

“Through the wonderful generosity of the NSW Government, $6 million in grants has been distributed to clubs and councils right across NSW to support participation growth and leave a lifelong legacy for our cricket communities”, Mr Germon said.

“The past two rounds of the Fund have had an incredible impact on cricket in NSW and this final round will be no different. Congratulations to all of the successful recipients and thank you for your support of cricket in your community.”

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will be held in 2022, with seven matches proposed to be held in Sydney. Fixtures and ticketing details will be available in 2021.

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