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Government funding for first ovals upgrade since the 70’s


Annerley Recreation Club Incorporated have received a total of $150,000 in funding from the latest round of a Palaszczuk Government grant fund.


Joe Kelly MP said round 7 of the Get Playing Places and Spaces Program saw a hard working sporting club get benefit from the grants.


Peter Jones and Joe Kelly MP at sign on day

“We have so many important sporting clubs in our electorate and I’m incredibly proud to be seeing one of those receiving a Queensland Government grant to continue to serve our community,” said Mr. Kelly.


“I’m pleased to be part of a Government that is ensuring sporting clubs can continue their important work.


“This funding will go towards resurfacing two existing junior football fields in Hanlon Park which have not been re-turfed since their construction in the 70’s.”


“Our community, along with communities across Queensland, is receiving a much-needed boost to support the development and maintenance of sporting club operations.


President of the Annerley Recreation Club said the grant funding was greatly welcomed as the field had not been returfed since the 1970’s.


“The junior fields have not been re-turfed since their construction in the 70’s,” said Mr. Jones.


“It’s only due to the hard work of our dedicated volunteers over the years that these fields have been maintained.”


“This grant will help the club greatly given the amount of use these fields provide for our club and the community.”


Joe Kelly MP and Greenslopes' youngest football fan

This year saw almost 400 applications from sporting organisations around the state apply for $13 million worth of grants.


The program provides funding to local, regional and state sport and active recreation organisations for the development of infrastructure to meet the needs of local Queensland communities.


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