In a major boost for sport in Penrith, residents are celebrating the completion of an $850,000 upgrade to Leonay Oval.
The upgrades include an extension to the amenities building to include a new storeroom, canteen and awning, as well as the installation of LED floodlighting on the two full size rugby league fields, mini field, athletics track and field facilities.
$750,000 of the commitment was funded by the NSW Government. The remaining $100,000 was funded by Penrith Council.
State Penrith MP Stuart Ayres said he was delivering on his promise to provide upgraded sporting facilities for Penrith residents.
“I know just how much the Penrith community loves sport and providing upgraded facilities which benefit the local Penrith and wider community is one of my key priorities,” he said.
“Sport and active recreation offer many benefits, including teaching resilience and teamwork, as well as encouraging friendship and building self-confidence.”
Stephen Chester, President of Emu Plains JRLFC said with over 600 registered players, “these upgrades to the fields and amenities are a great win for our all players”.