Central Coast has received funding as part of the NSW ICC World T20 Cricket Legacy Fund.
Central Coast Council received funding of $95,000 to assist with the construction of turf cricket wickets at the newly developed Central Coast Regional Sporting & Recreation Complex at Tuggerah whilst the Central Coast Cricket Association received $7,500 to assist with the development of Female Cricket in the Region.
The NSW ICC World T20 Cricket Legacy Fund was aimed at improving cricket facilities and supporting infrastructure, increase participation opportunities, improve female player pathways and enable hosting of elite cricket content in Regional NSW.
The funding was announced yesterday by the State Minister for Sport, Mr Stuart Ayres.
Mr Ayres said funding was made available to more than 50 NSW clubs through the NSW ICC World T20 Cricket Legacy Fund.
He said the government would invest $6 million into the state’s cricket clubs ahead of the men’s and women’s ICC world Twenty20 tournaments in Sydney in 2020.
“The funding is part of our legacy to grassroots cricket,” Mr Ayres said
Central Coast Cricket Association (CCCA) Chairman, Mr Paul Deaves was pleased with the announcement.
“ To receive this funding is certainly a boost for cricket on the Central Coast. The facility being developed at Tuggerah is a first class facility and one which will attract quality cricket opportunities for the Central Coast which have not previously been available” Deaves added.
“ As for the women’s funding, we have said previously that women’s cricket is a major focus of the CCCA Board with the inaugural Women’s T20 competition commencing last month and both the 2018/19 Girls Sixers League and Sixers Social Women’s Cricket competitions commencing this week, and this will certainly assist in the development of women’s cricket on the Central Coast” Deaves added.