Monday, 4th December, 2017

The football community in Yarram will be able to play better and safer football with funding from the Andrews Labor Government for upgrades to facilities at the Yarram Recreation Reserve.

Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing today visited with members of the Yarram Football Club to formally announce the $100,000 funding for a lighting upgrade – made possible by the Country Football & Netball Program (CFNP).

In conjunction with the Wellington Shire Council, the project will see the lighting at the Yarram Recreation Reserve upgraded to 100 lux, enabling football to be played into the evening especially in winter.

The Country Football and Netball Program was set up specifically to provide funding to assist country football and netball clubs, associations and umpiring organisations to develop facilities in rural, regional and outer metropolitan locations.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing:

“The AFL has recently announced record participation of Australian Football across all levels, with more than 1.5 million people playing the game – an increase of ten percent. It’s important for our local clubs to have the capacity to take on more members. Extending the time it is possible to play opens up opportunities for the Club to form more teams and for the Reserve to be used for community events in the evening. ”

“Yarram Football Netball Club is to be commended for working with the Council to ensure that its players have access to better facilities that they need and deserve.”