24 Sep 2020 Media Release

Stumping Up for Cricket in East Doncaster

Tomorrow’s local cricket stars will soon be enjoying better facilities at Doncaster Reserve, with the announcement of funding through the Community Cricket Program – Community Facilities stream.

Member for Eastern Metropolitan Melbourne, Sonja Terpstra has announced $51,625 in funding to upgrade facilities at Doncaster Reserve Cricket Net Training Facility.

The ground is the home of Doncaster Cricket Club and the funding will enable Manningham Council to redevelop the open four bay cricket net training facility at Doncaster Reserve.

The project is one of 15 across the state to share in $1.4 million from the fund.

With over 235,000 registered cricket participants across the state for 2019-2020, Victoria is the national home of cricket. That number is expected to rise this summer thanks to Australia’s inspirational win at the recent 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Final at the home of cricket the MCG.

That’s why the Victorian Government is getting on with modernising cricket facilities so clubs like Doncaster Cricket Club and communities can cater for even more Victorians, particularly women and girls keen to be involved in cricket.

This initiative is part of the Government’s commitment to sport and active recreation by developing high quality, accessible community infrastructure that encourages all Victorians to get out there and get active.

Victorian Government is also encouraging Victorians to stay active at home with the new Get Active Victoria platform that aims to motivate Victorians to move more, every day. For more information visit www.getactive.vic.gov.au

The fund is part of over $915 million government investment in community sport and recreation infrastructure, since 2014.

For more information about the Community Cricket Program visit https://sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/community-cricket-program

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Sonja Terpstra

“We’re getting on with the job of creating better facilities for our next generation, so they can emulate their sporting heroes like the Australian women’s cricket team who recently won the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Final on home soil.”

“This funding will inspire even more boys, girls, men and women in East Doncaster and surrounding areas to sign up for the mighty Doncaster Cricket Club and enjoy the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle.”