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Success for Moorabbin Little Athletics track funding

11 March 2016

Kingston Council has been awarded funding from the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund to help upgrade Moorabbin’s GR Bricker Reserve Athletics Track.

Council has already committed $900,000 of ratepayers funds over the next two years to the $1.2million project to upgrade the running track to improve conditions for the 250 junior athletes from the Moorabbin Little Athletics Club.

The Victorian Government has recently announced it will also contribute $300,000 to the project after Council’s grant application to the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund was successful.

Mayor Tamsin Bearsley said the Moorabbin Little Athletics Club did a fantastic job promoting a healthy and active lifestyle to hundreds of young people each year.

“It’s time their facility was upgraded to ensure our young people have a modern, safe track to compete and train on,” Cr Bearsley said. “The current surface will be replaced with a modern rubber surface to comply with current standards for competition tracks.”

Chair of Kingston’s Sport & Recreation Committee Councillor Paul Peulich, a former Moorabbin Little Athlete, said the project would benefit hundreds of local families.

“As former athlete who started out at Moorabbin Little Aths, I couldn’t be happier with this upgrade providing little athletes with quality facilities in our own local community. People of all ages, young and older alike, are encouraged to take advantage of Kingston’s sport and recreation opportunities to participate, be active and lead healthier lifestyles.” Cr Peulich said.

“Little Athletics is a wonderful way of introducing young Kingstonians to organised sport with an emphasis on participation and development,” Cr Peulich said.

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