Community TAB of Racing and Wagering WA (RWWA) has awarded Kardinya Lakes Cricket Club as one of the first sporting clubs to receive a grant of $4000 after the program was launched last month.
Out of over 100 sporting clubs from around WA who applied for a grant from Community TAB, Kardinya Lakes Cricket Club is one of two groups to receive a grant this month.
The grant will go towards improving facilities, training wickets for juniors and supporting their All Abilities Cricket Program.
Club President Ian Del Rosso who applied for the grant on behalf of the Club said it is a massive boost to their club as funding for community level sports gets harder every year.
“This is massive for a small club, we can look to improve facilities and more importantly ensure our coaches, young crop of first year senior players and all abilities players get the support they need to play cricket and help them achieve all they can,” Mr Del Rosso said.
“We like to feel the club has an important role to play, not only have we been here since 1932, but to be able to provide opportunity and a place to belong, supporting young players and those with special needs and challenges, to be able to play the sport in the right spirit and the enjoyment it provides, the friendship and a sense of family is our contribution to the community.
“The club is honoured to have been chosen for a Community Grant from CommunityTAB, we can’t survive without this type of support, and on behalf of the clubs members we are extremely grateful, it’s amazing to have been selected from so many other worthy applicants.”
RWWA Chief Executive Officer Richard Burt said it is an exciting new initiative for Community TAB and a great opportunity for sporting clubs.
“We recognise the importance of grass roots sport throughout WA and understand that it takes time and resources to keep a club running within the community, so we are excited to be giving the opportunity to help relieve this burden on clubs,” Mr Burt said.
“RWWA has been supporting the WA sport and recreation industry for many years through providing over $30million of TAB turnover over 10 years to the Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) and more recently through Community TAB sponsoring the WA Football League and WA Integrated Football Program.
“Community TAB has been giving back to the WA community since 2014 through major partnerships, state-wide fundraising programs and sponsorship of prestigious events.”
Community TAB will provide one grant each month to a sporting club to further their contribution to the sport and recreation industry in WA.
Once a club applies for a grant, the application will stay within the pool until the grant is awarded.
Sporting clubs can apply for a grant at communitytab.com.au. Terms and Conditions apply.