Almost every Olympic Athlete who have proudly represented Australia abroad made their start in their local sports club. These clubs have a tremendous impact on the lives of children, providing an environment where kids can exercise their talents, have fun with friends and be competitive to achieve their best.
Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies said that she was very pleased to have successfully worked with the Penrith City Softball Association to secure the much-needed funds to ensure that local sports facilities like the Surveyors Creek Softball Facility can continue to help unlock the Olympic potential in kids that enjoy participating in sports.
“In the presence of Olympic greatness Taylah Tsitsikronis I was so pleased this week to have been able to present funding to improve and upgrade the Surveyors Creek Softball Facility in Glenmore Park,” Mrs Davies said.
“Over $800,000 will go towards the Penrith City Council and the Penrith City Softball Association to install new floodlights, accessible pathways, new sandstone seating and upgrade the Diamond One field.”
“Through grants delivered by the NSW Government we are helping to stimulate increased participation for boys and girls in sports and support the social, health and economic benefits that come from local sports.”
“I want to especially thank Lorretta Watts who has worked so diligently for the club to secure funding to ensure that Penrith City Softball Association can continue to foster a fun, competitive and healthy environment for our children and quite possibly produce another softball Olympian like Taylor who came up through the Penrith City Softball Association.”
“A big thank you to everyone involved and I look forward to seeing how the infrastructure improvements support softball within the community.”