Support For Grassroots Rugby League Clubs Across NSW

Member for Baulkham Hills, David Elliott, has today announced $33,000 of funding to the Baulkham Hills Brumbies for the upgrade of facilities at Castlewood Reserve.

This funding is part of almost $500,000 to 13 Rugby League clubs under the NSW Footy Facility Fund (FFF) program, which was announced today at Castlewood Reserve by Minister for Sport and Recreation, Stuart Ayres, NRL Head of Football Todd Greenberg, and Mr Elliott today.

“The NSW Footy Facility Fund targets the needs of grassroots Rugby League clubs by helping to fund projects they have identified,” Mr Elliott said.

“This important initiative will help increase more inclusive participation opportunities in Rugby League for men, women, girls and boys in Baulkham Hills, and in communities across NSW.

“The installation of floodlighting at Castlewood Reserve will allow teams to play in the evenings and thus enhance opportunities for participation outside of school and working hours.”

The program, jointly administered by Sport and Recreation and the Australian Rugby League Commission/National Rugby League, is an initiative of the NSW Government and the NRL.

The NSW Footy Facilities Fund will increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in Rugby League and improve the standard of footy grounds and facilities.

NRL Head of Football Todd Greenberg said the fund also supports promoting greater inclusion in Rugby League and encouraging more environmentally sustainable facilities.

“Funding is available to assist Rugby League clubs at all levels to improve the quality, availability and standard of facilities. This may include spending on items such as new seating, goal posts, canteens, lights, fields, fencing or dressing rooms.”

The next round of this program will open in February 2015 with grants of up to $75,000 available. For more information and to apply, visit www.dsr.nsw.gov.au/grants or phone 13 13 02.