A grant of $ 165,329 from the NSW Nationals under the state government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund will transform conditions at Bulahdelah Football Club.

Myall Lakes National Member Stephen Bromhead said the funding will be used to improve drainage and install lighting.

“Bulahdelah Soccer Club has successfully installed lighting on one of the two third-round fields of the Stronger Country Communities Fund. I am delighted that this additional fourth round funding completes the lighting work and continues to improve playing conditions, ”said Bromhead.

“These improvements will help boost football and other sports in Bulahdelah. Like many sports groups, Bulahdelah Football Club has experienced forced delays with COVID, heavy rains and lack of lighting.

“These upgrades will help combat flooded grounds and allow players to play at night in cooler temperatures, ensuring players are supported now and in the future.”

Funding for Bulahdelah Soccer Club is part of more than $ 3 million from the Stronger Country Communities Fund going to Myall Lakes sports and community groups.

New South Wales Deputy Premier and Regional Minister Paul Toole announced that 435 projects in each of the state’s 93 regional local government areas (LGAs) would receive funding.

“The Stronger Country Communities Fund offers a guaranteed investment in every NSW regional LGA, and has seen $ 500 million invested in more than 1,900 local projects since 2017,” Mr. Toole said.

Bulahdelah Football Club President Rhys Dawes said: “It’s phenomenal to get this funding as it completes the Bulahdelah Football Pitch Lighting Project. The lighting that was installed on the first pitch last year allowed us to start a junior 6-a-side competition.

“The lighting of the second pitch will allow us to continue developing football in Bulahdelah while the drainage works will help tackle the flooded pitches we have experienced recently. Any upgrades will open up many more opportunities for us to showcase our domains and Bulahdelah to the whole football community, ”Mr. Dawes said.

The Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the $ 2 billion Regional Growth Fund, which, along with the $ 4.2 billion Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund, provides infrastructure and programs that generate opportunity, investment and jobs.

For more information, visit: www.nsw.gov.au/SCCF.