Local cricketers will soon be able to sharpen their skills in safer and more modern facilities after CS Energy provided sponsorship for Biloela Junior Cricket Association to complete its new cricket nets project.
CS Energy will provide $28,000 in funding towards the construction of new cricket training nets at Magavalis Oval in Biloela to replace the existing nets that are 25-years old and no longer fit for purpose.
The $135,000 project has also received funding from the Department of Sport and Recreation, the Gambling Community Benefit Fund, Cricket Queensland and the Biloela Junior Cricket Association.
CS Energy Executive General Manager Plant Operations Mark Albertson visited the cricket club on 28 June to present Biloela Junior Cricket Association President Geoff Arnold with a cheque for the cricket nets sponsorship.
“CS Energy is proud to support the local communities in which we operate, and we are delighted to help fund this vital community infrastructure project,” Mr Albertson said.
“We hope that the new training facilities will meet the improved safety standards required, and bring many years of enjoyment to local cricketers and the community.”
Biloela Junior Cricket Association is the only junior cricket club in the area, with a number of families travelling from neighbouring towns such as Moura and Theodore for their children to participate.
Mr Arnold said the club would build a set of three new nets that comply with Cricket Australia safety standards and regulations.
“The new cricket nets will be built on an adjacent oval so they are a safe distance from club amenities but still within easy access for players and spectators,” he said.
“Both junior and senior cricketers will be able to use the nets and one net will be open to the public.
“Biloela Junior Cricket Association thanks CS Energy for helping make this much-needed project a reality.”