New scoreboard for Abbotsfield Park

FOOTBALL and cricket clubs in Claremont will benefit from a new scoreboard at Abbotsfield Park courtesy of $50,000 through the Hodgman Government’s Community Infrastructure Fund (CIF).

The CIF supports new or improved facilities and amenities for communities across the state, creating long-term social and economic benefits and supporting local jobs.

The Claremont football and cricket clubs were successful in applying to the Fund for a new electronic scoreboard.

The existing score box, which is ageing and has become a safety risk, will soon be dismantled and replaced with the new scoreboard.

Claremont Football Club president Christine Carr and committee members Ang and Curt Lockley said they were “extremely pleased” to accept a cheque from State Growth Minister Matthew Groom on behalf of the clubs.

Mr Groom said the project was funded as part of the $13 million CIF, an initiative of the Hodgman Government that was established to support valuable community projects that have been held back due to an inability to raise sufficient funds.

“Through our CIF, the government is supporting valuable community projects that may otherwise not be possible and working hand-in-hand with community groups and organisations to support stronger and more livable communities,” he said.

Caption: From left, State Growth Minister Matthew Groom with Claremont Football Club president Christine Carr and board members Ang and Curt Lockley.