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Sporting clubs receive helping hand amid coronavirus crisis


Hamilton Park Tennis Club has been served $15,000 to upgrade facility lighting in the latest round of the Local Sport Grant Program.

The club joins eight others in the share of almost $50,000 under the 2019/20 round, with grants to fund new equipment, building upgrades and volunteer development.

The important funding comes as community sports deal with COVID-19 restrictions.

“This is some good news amidst all the uncertainty the COVID-19 pandemic has generated for our local sporting clubs,” Newcastle State MP Tim Crakanthorp said.

“Community sports operate on tight budgets which have undoubtedly taken a hit this year, so anything that will support these clubs is very much welcomed.”

Hamilton Park Tennis Club President Brian James said the club was very appreciative of the grant, which will enable the switch to LED lighting.

“There’s a cost saving for the club, and there won’t be a warm up time when we switch them on,” he said.

“This will go a long way to improving the conditions on the court for our patrons.”

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