Uniting sports groups for federal funds

Wakefield Liberal branch secretary Kathleen Bourne with CGVC councillor Nedd Golding, senator Simon Birmingham and CGVC mayor Allan Aughey.

Wakefield Liberal branch secretary Kathleen Bourne with CGVC councillor Nedd Golding, senator Simon Birmingham and CGVC mayor Allan Aughey.

The Clare Valley Sport and Recreation project has generated even more support in high places since its application for a federal grant, pitching plans to senator Simon Birmingham during a visit to Watervale last Thursday.

In a presentation conducted by Clare Oval Redevelopment Committee chair Justin Ragenovich and Clare and Gilbert Valleys councillor Nedd Golding, the senator heard how Clare’s sports groups were working collaboratively. 

The pair explained how they had combined the projects so they could develop better sporting facilities for the Mid North as a whole – and prioritise them accordingly.

“The facilities are just not keeping up with the modern sporting needs,” Justin Ragenovich said.

“The structure is changing; more women are coming into football and stuff like that and we don’t have the (facilities) we need.”

A short question and answer section was held at the end of the session with Mr Birmingham, with Mr Ragenovich and Mr Golding answering the senator’s questions in detail.

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