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Armidale & District Cricket Association secures funding for new synthetic pitches

Armidale & District Cricket Association secures funding for new synthetic pitches

Armidale Regional Council and the NSW Government have provided a $5,125 grant to Armidale and District Cricket Association (ADCA) for the replacement of the synthetic pitch at Newling Oval 1.

Council Administrator Dr Ian Tiley said the project had been identified in the ADCA strategic business plan as well as listed as a priority by the Armidale Regional Sports Council.

“The Cricket Association hosts cricketers’ competitions in Armidale, Guyra and Uralla and the pitch is used on Saturday mornings by juniors and Saturday afternoons by seniors throughout the summer – as well as for carnivals and school games,” said Dr Tiley.

“The Association maintains the turf as well as synthetic wickets within Armidale. This project will replace the Newling Oval 1 synthetic pitch which is in great need of replacement. It is totally worn out.”

Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall welcomed the finding and said the improved playing surface would help teams from across the region.

“I know all too well how hard it is to play cricket on a mangled and unsafe surface,” Mr Marshall said.

“This replacement project will help players play at peak levels, improving the performance not only of the Armidale teams but also making it a far more suitable environment for competition. These upgrades will hopefully attract further games and carnivals to be played on Newling Oval 1.”

The Stronger Communities Fund was established by the NSW Government to provide new councils with funding to kick-start the delivery of projects that improve community infrastructure and services.

The community grant program allocated $1 million in grants of up to $50,000 to incorporated not-for-profit community groups within the Armidale Regional Council Local Government Area, for projects that build more vibrant, sustainable and inclusive local communities.

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