Abbotsfield Park in Tasmania will be upgraded to cater for growing participation in community sports.
The Federal Labor Government will provide $200,000 funding to upgrade the sporting precinct, ensuring ongoing community access to sports facilities close to home.
The funding will be used to replace the ageing canteen, construct new coaching boxes and install netting behind the goals, bringing the facilities up to modern health and safety standards.
The project will build upon the new lighting system that has recently been installed at Abbotsfield Park which will enable the Claremont Football Club to hold night games.
Abbotsfield Park is being used by an increasing number of sporting teams including in 2013, an U18 Colts football side for the first time since 2008.
Together, these improvements will help clubs who use the ground to attract more players and members and increase the ability of the facilities to cater for growing cricket and football participation.
Leader of the Australian Labor Party, MP for Grayndler, Rabbitohs Life Member. Authorised by Anthony Albanese, ALP, Canberra.