Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, Cricket Australia and NT Cricket remain committed to supporting the cricket community with the announcement of over $100,000 to be invested in improving infrastructure projects in the Territory.
The latest round of the Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund (ACIF), which spanned the 2019-20 period, saw facilities in both the Red Centre and Top End receive funds to improve the experience for local cricketers.
The West Cricket Club in Alice Springs’ application for a new net facility at Jim McConville Oval was successful, with the club now in a position to the finalise their project and commence construction.
In the Top End, Palmerston Indoor Sports Centre received funding to upgrade lighting ahead of the 2021 Indoor Masters National Championships scheduled for 22 – 29 May 2021, while Tracy Village Cricket Club also received support to complete their new undercover training facility.
NT Cricket CEO Joel Morrison said the ACIF was an important program in supporting the development of the cricket community.
“The ACIF provides a great opportunity for the cricket community to apply for funding for initiatives aimed at improving facilities.
“By leveraging this program, cricket clubs and associations can then access further funds from partners such as the NT Government and local governments, to complete infrastructure projects that enhance their community.”
NT Cricket and Cricket Australia’s partnership to provide clubs, association, schools, councils and cricket facility managers with the opportunity to apply for funding for cricket facility projects will continue in 2021, with 2020-21 ACIF applications due to open early in the new year.
For information regarding the next ACIF round click here.