Brock presents funding certificates

R.S.M.U secretary Gayle McInerney and president Paige Rowett are presented with a Certificate of Funding from Frome MP Geoff Brock.
R.S.M.U secretary Gayle McInerney and president Paige Rowett are presented with a Certificate of Funding from Frome MP Geoff Brock.

Frome MP was in the Clare and Gilbert Valley region on Monday and Tuesday to present funding certificates to a number of sporting groups.

The certificates represented groups who were successful in securing funding in the latest round of the state government's Active Club Grants program.

On Monday, Mr Brock was at the Clare Golf Club to present a certificate of $5000 for program and equipment funding.

The following morning he was in the Gilbert Valley to present certificates to the R.S.M.U Netball Club and the Riverton Bowling Club.

R.S.M.U were successful in securing a $5000 grant for program and equipment upgrades, while Riverton Bowling Club secured a huge $21,500 which would be used to upgrade floodlighting at the bowling green.

President of R.S.M.U netball club, Paige Rowett said they were very appreciative to receive the grant funding which allowed the to restock their playing equipment.

Part of the fund would also be used to create a coaching and umpiring mentorship program.

"For small clubs, it is a huge amount of money and will go a long way," she said.

Mrs Rowett also encouraged other clubs from around the region to apply for the Active Club Grants program, and said it was an easy process.

R.S.M.U netball club planned to look into more funding once the next round re-opens in order to fund other projects and upgrades at the courts.

Last fortnight, Mr Brock presented a funding certificate to the Gulnare-Redhill Football and Netball Club.

The Club received $25,000 in funding which was used to purchase solar panels and upgrade lighting at Redhill oval.

Other successful applicants from the region included Jamestown-Peteborough Football and Netball Club which secured $25,000 for their Jamestown Peterborough Complex Energy Efficiency Project.

Laura Sporting Reserve Management Committee received $25,000 for their community gym upgrade.

Round 48 for programs and equipment funding would close at 12pm next Wednesday.