Wide Bay AFL to kick goals thanks to Coalition commitment

Monday, 20 June 2016

Wide Bay AFL will be kicking goals with a funding commitment announced today by Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt.

Mr Pitt said a re-elected Coalition Government will commit $150,000 to lighting for Keith Dunn Oval at Urangan.

“Lighting will increase opportunities for night games and will also improve conditions for players to train under,” he said.

“Sport is not only essential to the health and fitness of our young people; it helps build self-confidence and teaches them the importance of team work.

“That’s why we’re helping to make it easier for young people to participate in sport,” Mr Pitt said.

Bay Power president Cliff McCutcheon said the funding commitment was great for the club.

“We’ve been chasing lights for 12 years, so this will be a big shot in the arm and will attract new members,” he said.

“Lighting will provide better access for Friday night games for both juniors and seniors and it will be good for the league to be able to play night games.”

Bay Power has eight teams – spanning from Under 9s, through to seniors and a women’s team.

Mr McCutcheon said there would be a big improvement in attendance for training.

“We’ve not had any type of lighting for the members to train under and in winter it’s dark by 5pm,” he said.

Mr McCutcheon said having lights at the ground would also attract sponsorship and give sponsors better value for money.

Mr Pitt said by providing upgrades to sporting facilities the Coalition Government is improving lifestyles and building stronger communities.

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