Cricket Tasmania and Cricket Australia proudly announces funding of $15,000 to upgrade the training facility at Launceston's Invermay Park through the installation of turf practice nets.
Launceston City Council will receive the funding towards the construction of the turf nets which will be used by the Mowbray Cricket Club, who use the facility next to the University of Tasmania Stadium as their home ground.
$195,000 will be distributed towards cricket facility projects in Tasmania during 2019 through the Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund - which provides funding for community cricket facility projects with a particular focus on growing participation and promoting accessibility and inclusivity.
The new turf training nets will also be used when Big Bash League and other Domestic Competition matches are played at the University of Tasmania Stadium, leaving the Invermay Park centre pitches free for Mowbray to use which hadn't been the case previously.
"We were very happy to accept this funding application from the Launceston City Council for this project," said Cricket Tasmania CEO, Nick Cummins.
"The completed project will offer a greater facility and opportunity to develop for all cricketers from grassroots to professionals."
This latest batch of funding from the ACIF is another example of Cricket Australia, Cricket Tasmania and the Launceston City Council working together to enhance cricket in the municipality.
"The Council is delighted with this funding announcement and we're extremely grateful to both Cricket Australia and Cricket Tasmania," said Launceston Mayor, Albert van Zetten.
"Growing the Inveresk Precinct as a state of the art and all-purpose sporting facility is a key focus for this Council - to boost the quality of our facilities for both men's and women's local and first-class cricket, now and into the future."
This $15,000 follows a $10,000 ACIF contribution to the Mowbray Cricket Club in 2018 for an electronic scoreboard to be installed at Invermay Park.