Federal Government Support from Chris Pearce
Posted by Ben McLean on Friday, 16 Nov 2007 at 11:19am
Chris Pearce today announced that a re-elected Howard Government will deliver $25,000 for the upgrade of the cricket practice nets at Knox Gardens Reserve.
 
Chris, a long time supporter of the club, has worked tirelessly to support our Development project and for a sports club to receive direct federal support is testament to Chris's effort to have our cause reviewed. Not only do we wholeheartedly support Chris in his local campaign but now hope for a Federal Liberal win so that we can receive the promised funding.
 
The practice nets were originally built by volunteers over 20 years ago and no longer cater for the requirements of the local community, including Knox Gardens Cricket Club, Knox Gardens Primary School and other local users.
The project incorporates the expansion of the complex to six nets and all new pitches. Changes to the area surrounding the nets also improve safety in the reserve. 
 
"I am delighted to have secured this funding for the Knox Gardens Cricket Club and our local community.  This funding delivers an upgraded cricket practice area and improved  accessibility for all users of the Reserve," Mr Pearce said.
 
In developing this project the Knox Garden Cricket Club faced a funding shortfall of $25,000, leaving the members and supporters in a difficult position.
 
"I congratulate the Club for its vision and foresight in identifying these much needed improvements and I look forward to working with the Club to achieve this much needed funding," said Mr Pearce.
This notice is for the benefit of all members of the Knox Sporting Clubs family and is something that I ask be forwarded to all Local contacts. This is an exciting announcement for our club.
 
Last night, Thursday 15th November, Chris made a special visit to our club during training to check on the progress of the nets project and meet some of our cricket talent.
 
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(L-R) Micheal Hutchins, Josh Phillips, Chris Amos (Coach), Chris Pearce (MP), Sammy Hettiarachchige, Ashley Hawkes

(L-R) Sammy Hettiarachchige, Chris Amos (Coach), Micheal Hutchins, Ashley Hawkes, Chris Pearce (MP), Josh Phillips
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