Grant is good news for hockey players

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Penrith MP Stuart Ayres with local hockey players and officials

Hockey players in the Nepean region will soon benefit with the upgrade of a second field and the installation of a new watering system, thanks to a $140,000 grant from the State Government.

Penrith MP Stuart Ayres said the project at the Nepean Hockey Centre in Kingswood will include the refurbishment of the second field and the installation of new sprinklers and water pumps for both fields in Kingswood.

“The upgrade to the second field will allow for greater participation and the new watering system will ensure the fields are watered more efficiently and thoroughly, extending their life and reducing maintenance costs,” he said.

“It will also make the fields safer for all hockey players in the region, including those who are older or have disabilities.”

Minister for Racing Paul Toole said the grant was funded through the Clubgrants Category 3 Infrastructure Grants program.

“More than $50 million in funding is being provided during this current term of government for projects across sport and recreation, emergency preparedness, and arts and culture,” Mr Toole said.

These grants are funded by a contribution from the state’s registered clubs to reinvest profits from gaming machines back into community projects.

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