Narromine’s future soccer stars will have a home they can be proud of, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Infrastructure Grants Program.
Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said the Narromine Soccer Club has received $172,000 to refurbish amenities at Dundas Oval.
“The Narromine Soccer Club’s junior ranks are growing fast, and their canteen and storage just can’t keep up,” Mr Saunders said.
“This grant will enable the club to replace the existing shed with a larger structure that can accommodate its needs including equipment storage, toilets, change rooms, and a canteen that can raise more money for the club.
“I commend the committee on this initiative to give players a home they can be proud of.”
Club president David O’Brien hoped the new amenities block would get locals talking in the sport-loving community.
“It’ll give the club a presence in the town,” Mr O’Brien said.
“The Narromine Jets down the road have got a big sign on a nice-looking shed, so we’d like to do the same things here and let the town know Narromine does have a soccer team, and hopefully that can help us increase players – that’s the goal!
“The shed’s a mess – we’ve just got so much equipment in there that we just can’t fit it – and it’ll be nice to have some decent canteen facilities to improve the quality and make a bit more money for the club.”