White Knights Baldivis Cricket Club Soon To Practice On Synthetic Wickets

White Knights Baldivis Cricket Club Soon To Practice On Synthetic Wickets

Western Australia Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray

Synthetic Wickets Turfed Out At White Knights Baldivis Cricket Club

Victor P Taffa

  • $40,000 for new turf wickets for the White Knights Baldivis Cricket Club
  • Local Projects, Local Jobs fund supporting community sport and creating local employment

Baldivis cricketers will soon be able to practice on turf training wickets, thanks to a $40,000 upgrade championed by Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby.

“Community sport is so important for the mental and physical health of our communities. Importantly these are shared facilities so the White Knights Cricket Club, school students and other locals can all enjoy them.” Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray said.

“Reece Whitby has championed this project from the beginning and I am delighted to be able to help deliver this funding.”

Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray today joined Mr. Whitby at White Knights Baldivis Cricket Club to announce funding to replace existing synthetic training wickets with new turf pitches.

Funded through the McGowan Government’s Local Projects, Local Jobs initiative, the new wickets will be located at Baldivis Secondary College, allowing the club, school students and the wider community to access them.

$40,000 contribution will enable the club to develop the new wickets and buy relevant maintenance equipment such as a mower supporting local jobs and small businesses.

“I am thrilled to be able to support such a great local sporting club. The White Knights Baldivis Cricket Club has an active membership and proud tradition.” Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby said.

“Club has a close association with Baldivis Secondary College which is a specialist cricket school and this commitment will benefit the school as well. The grant will also assist in encouraging local children in pursuing a healthy sporting activity.”

McGowan Government’s Local Projects, Local Jobs fund is supporting more than 200 community sport and recreation projects across the State, creating jobs and building stronger and healthier communities.

Abbreviations

MLA               Member of Legislative Assembly