The successful applicants for the latest round of the Sports Grants Program of CMOC-Northparkes Mines and Parkes Shire Council were announced recently.
A total of $28,680 was distributed to a range of different sports programs across the Parkes Shire. This round, which closed in September last year, included an $8,000 grant to the victorious Parkes Rugby Club for a new scrum machine. The Boars took out the rugby New Holland Cup title in Mudgee and will use the new scrum machine to hone their scrummaging techniques before defending their title this year.
Other projects receiving grants included: Parkes and District Kennel Club to upgrade lighting at the kennel club grounds $2,500; Parkes Hockey Inc for a Bola hockey ball machine $2,000; Parkes Bowling and Sports Club for retractable screens for outdoor seating at each end of the bowling rinks $1,000: Parkes and District Soccer Association for public address equipment at the Harrison Park sporting fields $2,632; Parkes and District Cricket Association for helmets to be in compliance with COVID-19 hygiene requirements $1,235; PCYC Parkes for space savers and coacher’s helpers for the uneven and single bars $1,350; Trundle Progress Association for new strapping tables $4,028 and a $4,028 contribution towards the changeroom upgrade project; Parkes Early Childcare Centre for six bikes and six helmets $400; Parkes School of Dance for an air track and cylinder to enable students to learn new skills and techniques in a safe manner $1,235; Parkes Tennis Club Inc to erect three commercial shade umbrellas $3,000.
The next round will open in March.