The Kyneton Tigers Football Netball Club are set to light up its finals campaign with today’s launch of powerful new floodlights providing longer evening training sessions and night matches.
Mary-Anne Thomas MP today flicked the switch on the main oval’s new AFL standard floodlights and opened new women’s change rooms at Kyneton Showgrounds.
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.
The new oval lighting was made possible by a $223,000 Labor Government funding package.
The bright new lights open up the oval to safer night training for the wide range of age groups that play for the Tigers, from the under 10s to the seniors.
The lights also meet Australian standards for competitions, which opens the door for the Tigers to host night games and welcome even more members.
Also set to benefit will be the Kyneton Agricultural Society and Kyneton and District Little Athletics Club.
The project was funded in partnership with the Macedon Ranges Shire Council and the Kyneton Football Netball Club.
The Labor Government’s $100 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund is helping communities all over Victoria update tired grounds and build the facilities they need.
We’ve also added $8 million for the Country Football and Netball Program and $22 million for a new initiative to build and upgrade indoor sports stadiums
Quotes attributable to Mary-Anne Thomas MP “Established in 1868, the Tigers are part of the district’s sporting folklore and have helped shaped the community and the game we love today.” “The Andrews Labor Government is now ensuring this proud club has an even brighter future by flicking the switch on new lighting on the main oval.” “Locals are signing up to play footy and netball in record numbers, especially women and girls. We believe every player deserves equal facilities”