David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Goondiwindi Netball and Yagaburne Cricket helping build stronger communities

April 4, 2022

Maranoa MP David Littleproud today announced that the Goondiwindi Netball Association and Yagaburne Cricket Club will share over $24,000 in Federal Government funding under Round 7 of the Stronger Communities Programme.

The Goondiwindi Netball Association will use their $6,950 grant to purchase new rep netball uniforms, new pads for the netball posts and install new seating at their courts.

Mr Littleproud said the purchases will be a major boost for the club and will make for safer playing conditions and provide more comfortable seating for parents and spectators at the various netball carnivals and events held at the courts.

The Yagaburne Cricket Club will put their $16,300 grant towards building a tennis practice wall, a new cricket pitch, installing rainwater tanks and a grandstand, and installing an air conditioner in the club kitchen.

“This grant will improve the facilities at the club and in turn encourage and support participation in local sport, as well as contributing to a vibrant community,” Mr Littleproud said.

“I’m a firm believer in bringing people together and improving community services across Maranoa because it has a positive flow-on effect on our quality of life and how we support each other – these upgrades for the Goondiwindi region reflect this.

“Regional communities are the heart of this country and I want to make sure that small capital projects are funded and the community gets exactly what it needs.”

Round 7 of the Stronger Communities Programme delivered $150,000 in Federal Government funding to Maranoa community groups – fourteen projects across Maranoa were funded in this round.

Project grants range from $2500 to $20,000 to help bolster rural communities.