Lights on at district oval

Jake DietschSound Telegraph
Baldivis Brumbies Football Club president Brian Emery, Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby and Baldivis White Knights Cricket Club president Leigh McIntosh.
Camera IconBaldivis Brumbies Football Club president Brian Emery, Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby and Baldivis White Knights Cricket Club president Leigh McIntosh. Credit: Supplied./Supplied.

The Baldivis District Sporting Complex will be lit up to the tune of $1 million.

The City of Rockingham received the $1 million grant towards a new sports pavilion and oval lighting from the State Government’s Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF).

The upgrades mean local clubs, such as Baldivis Brumbies Football Club and White Knights Cricket Club, will be able to play for longer and with better facilities at the complex on Eighty Road in Baldivis. The pavilion will serve multiple ovals and the lighting is for the whole playing space.

The CSRFF aims to increase participation in sport by helping to build facilities for grassroots sporting groups.

Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby said the funding, along with earlier commitments, would provide a major new sporting centre in Baldivis.

“Sport is huge in Baldivis and membership of local sporting clubs continues to grow each year,” Mr Whitby said.

“We have one of the biggest suburban Aussie Rules and cricket clubs in the State. Having lighting on ovals means clubs can play later and more often.

“The more children and adults who participate in sport the better our community is, not just in terms of physical health but mental health, too.”

“The CSRFF grants increase local participation in sport and recreation by providing quality facilities and this also helps bring communities together.”

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