Junior Rugby League boost for Dubbo

Junior Rugby League in the Dubbo region is set to receive a significant boost, with St Johns Junior Rugby League Club receiving a grant of $999,999.00 as part of the NSW Government’s ‘Regional Sport Facility Fund’.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the fund is set to run for two years, and give local clubs plenty of new opportunities.

“This is an outstanding result for the St Johns Junior footy club, and I will personally be handing over a $1 coin to take this grant to an even $1 million!” Mr Saunders said.

“The fund is providing grants from $100,000 to $1 million for projects such as lighting, amenity and changeroom upgrades.

“It’s also another key part of our state-wide sports infrastructure plan, to help support and create more jobs in regional areas as the economy bounces back from the impacts of COVID-19,” he said.

“The club will now work with Dubbo Regional Council to identify the most suitable location for more footy fields, and I know this grant will go a long way in helping this growing club expand and attract more players.”

President of St Johns Junior Rugby League Bernard Wilson said the funding is a vital part of their plans.

“We have huge demand for more training and playing space for junior rugby league in Dubbo, and this grant will play a big part in our ability to help foster young players, and provide more playing fields.

“We’re really grateful for this injection of funds to help us get this project moving, and look forward to supporting more young players and families in the future.”

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