Beechmont’s cricketers are set for a first class season after the Beechmont Recreation Arts and Sports Association received a boost through the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Fund.
The Beechmont Recreation Arts and Sports Association received $9,905 to help with the cost of installing a white picket fence to mark the boundary of their cricket oval.
President Tom Sharp said he hoped the fence would provide security and encourage locals to strap on the pads, take their turn on strike and face a couple of balls.
“The fence will be another excellent addition to our sporting complex and we hope that it will bring the community together and encourage local adults and children to get involved,” Mr Sharp said.
“The sporting complex is part of the fabric of the Beechmont community hosting many years of sporting and social events and we want to continue the playing spirit.”
Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz congratulated the Association on their success.
“The Beechmont Recreation Arts and Sports Association works so hard to give our children a great start in sport and encourage locals to get active,” Mr Buchholz said.
“I am proud to be part of a government which supports the initiatives of community-minded groups like the Beechmont Recreation Arts and Sports Association through this grant.”
“I thank the Association for their continued commitment to the local community.”