Three Camden sporting organisations have shared in more than $20 million for new and upgraded sports facilities following the awarding of grants in the Greater Cities Sport Facility Fund.
- Camden Cats AFL will receive $330,000 to upgrade their floodlights
- Camden Rugby Club will receive $552,552 for an additional field at Hayter Reserve
- Camden Rugby League Football Club will receive $1 million for a new amenities block at Kirkham Oval
Member for Camden Peter Sidgreaves said the awarding of funding by the NSW Government was a welcome boost for local sport which was hit hard by the COVID-19 restrictions.
“2021 has been a tough year for everyone, including our sporting sector with sport postponed due to COVID,” Mr Sidgreaves said.
“The awarding of these grants provides renewed optimism that 2022 will be a better year for sport and recreation across NSW.”
The Greater Cities Sport Facility Fund has provided up to $49 million over two years to increase participation and promote healthy lifestyles across NSW.
Former Minister for Sport Natalie Ward said that investing in new and existing sports infrastructure allows more people to experience the benefits of participating in sport and active recreation.
“Projects that encourage the participation of women and girls and people with a disability are a focus of the Fund and it’s fantastic to see so many inclusive projects that will enable people of all ages and abilities to get active,” Ms Ward said.