Rawsonville Pony Club near Dubbo has received $146,899 for an equestrian arena and facility upgrade, announced by Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton.
Mr Coulton was pleased to visit the pony club last week to congratulate the committee on their success.
“Rawsonville Pony Club is an excellent example of a strong local sporting club, with a hardworking committee behind it,” Mr Coulton said.
“The committee will use this funding to install an enclosed, multi-purpose sand arena and improve their club house and canteen area for members to enjoy.
“As a former pony-clubber myself, I know just how much these upgraded facilities will be appreciated.”
The funding comes as part of the second $30 million round of the Liberal & Nationals Government’s Community Sport Infrastructure Program.
Rawsonville Pony Club President Leanne White has welcomed the grant.
“We are delighted with the funding from the Federal Government, which will allow us to greatly improve our club facilities,” Mrs White said.
“The committee is already discussing possibilities for hosting larger-scale events in the future, with upgraded grounds making it a more viable venue.
“We have a wonderful, community-spirited pony club here at Rawsonville and we would like to thank local member Mark Coulton for his work and support in helping us to secure this funding.”
Minister for Regional Services, Sport, Local Government and Decentralisation Bridget McKenzie said the Liberal & Nationals Government understands that success and prowess as a sporting nation begins with grassroots sports.
“We have focused our investment on local grassroots sporting facilities such as the Rawsonville Pony Club. As outlined in the National Sports Plan, Sport 2030, grassroots sports help drive increased participation and promote social, health and community benefits of physical activity and sport – a key priority for our government,” Minister McKenzie said.
Photo Caption: Belinda Tink, Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, Leanne White and Amanda Zatta at Rawsonville Pony Club on Friday 8 February, which has received $146,899 for an equestrian arena and facility upgrade.