Angaston club bowling towards a brand new future
Member for Schubert Stephan Knoll was delighted to deliver news of a $200,000 State Government grant to Angaston Bowling Club this week.
The club was successful in its application for funding through the 2019-20 Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program.
The funding will be used for the installation of playing surfaces and club rooms at the club’s new site on Valley Road.
“I’m excited to be delivering more funding for local sport in the Barossa,” Mr Knoll said.
“This grant will help Angaston Bowling Club to get their exciting new headquarters underway which will be purpose-built to cater for bigger competition and will also have the capacity to host large community functions.
“Since March 2018, the Marshall Liberal Government has committed more than $100 million to building sports in South Australia.
“We have been very lucky in the Barossa to be the recipients of a number of these sports and recreation grants.”
Club president Ian Cockroft was thrilled to hear the club’s application had been successful.
“This is extremely good news for the Angaston Bowling Club,” he said.
“It is a major step taken towards achieving the goal of a new facility which will be utilised by the whole community.
“We are extremely grateful to the State Government for their support of this project.”
Mr Cockroft said the club’s treasurer Neville Smith had been working on this project for about 20 years.
“So you can imagine he is ecstatic!” Mr Cockroft said.
“We have in the past been restricted with membership growth, holding finals and larger tournaments due to only having one green.
“This expansion will attract more bowlers to the Barossa for tournaments and hopefully state/regional events.”