The Kyneton ‘Tigers’ Football Netball Club are set to light up the 2017 season with powerful new floodlights meaning longer evening training sessions and night games for the first time.

Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today celebrated the Tigers’ first match under lights at the Kyneton Showgrounds. “Locals are signing up to play footy and netball in record numbers, especially women and girls. We believe every player deserves equal access to modern, safe and inclusive facilities they can be proud of.” Ms Thomas said.

The Andrews Labor Government is revitalising sports facilities across the state just like the Kyneton Showgrounds to create more opportunities for locals of all ages and abilities to play the sports they love. Ms Thomas said, “We’re making sure this proud club has an even brighter future ahead by installing new lighting on the main oval.”

At Kyneton, this included better and brighter, AFL-standard floodlights on the main oval, new lighting on the netball court, as well as new female-friendly change rooms.

Today’s historic first game under lights marks the start of an exciting new era for footy in Kyneton.

The bright new lights also open up the oval to safer night training for the wide range of age groups that play for the Tigers from the under 10’s to seniors.

With more time to train and more flexibility to schedule games at night, it means the Tigers can welcome more members than ever before.

Also set to benefit will be the Kyneton Agricultural Society and Kyneton and District Little Athletics Club.

The new oval lighting was made possible by a Labor Government funding package consisting of a $100,000 election commitment and $100,000 from the Country Football Netball Program.