Local cricket clubs including our own Manly Warringah Junior Cricket Association are set to benefit from improved facilities and programs, as part of the $1.96 million NSW ICC World T20 Cricket Legacy Fund.
The NSW ICC World T20 Cricket Legacy Fund is especially designed to ensure clubs and players at the grassroots level benefit from the 14 matches to be held NSW for the ICC World T20 2020 tournaments.
Cricket is just one of the many sports which unites communities across the state and gives males and female players a fantastic chance to build skills and be part of a team.
This fund has been established to inspire the next generation of cricketers by improving the quality and quantity of community facilities and will help attract world class cricket matches right across NSW.
Fifty-five successful projects will help improve the quality and quantity of cricket infrastructure and facilities in NSW, improve female participation and development pathways for players, officials and coaches, and support elite and mass participation cricket events across regional NSW.
The program will support the growth of cricket and fund infrastructure projects across NSW in the lead up to the event.
This is the first of three rounds of the legacy fund, which will deliver up to $6 million over the next three years for local cricket clubs, associations and local councils to support cricket participation growth in NSW.
With more girls and boys, women and men, of all ages playing cricket across NSW than ever, the fund will both support the growth of the sport in local communities and leave a lifelong legacy for one of the biggest sporting events this decade.
Successful funding recipients are available here.
For more information on the ICC World T20 2020, sign up at icc-cricket.com/worldt20