Funding to aid further growth of Dubbo Netball Association

Netballers in Dubbo and other parts of the region will have improved access to the game they love, thanks to funding from the NSW Government.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders announced on Monday the Dubbo Netball Association has been successful in obtaining a grant for $228,100 through the Infrastructure Grants Program that will enable the club to transform two grass courts into all-weather playing surfaces.

“Netball is one of the biggest sports in Dubbo and is growing every year,” Mr Saunders said.

“Every Saturday during winter the courts down at the Nita McGrath Netball Complex are a hive of activity, and it was obvious more suitable courts were needed to cater for the player numbers Dubbo Netball Association has.

“I’m pleased this funding will enable the organisation to create two new courts and allow more people to get active and involved in the sport.”

Dubbo Netball Association president Karen Weekes said the funding will help the organisation grow.

“We continue to grow year after year but we’ve been hampered by the fact our courts are full,” she said.

“This will ensure our short-term future and allow us to grow and continue to provide a great facility to the Dubbo netball community and the wider western region. Some people travel two-and-a-half hours to play netball and to be able to give them this additional facility is a great boost.”

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