Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said Round 6 of the Government’s Stronger Communities Program is aimed at funding projects that deliver social and economic benefits and form part of the Coalition Government’s continuing commitment to strengthen local communities across Australia.
“Local organisations such as sporting clubs are so important to the fabric of regional communities. The Stronger Communities Program is about strengthening those local organisations to ensure they remain vibrant and sustainable into the future.” Mr Pasin said.
“We know this is needed more than ever after the challenges of the last year, so I am pleased that the Federal Government is continuing to support local organisations and their communities.” Mr Pasin said.
Kapunda Football Club have received a grant of $17,000 under Round 6 of the Government’s Stronger Communities Program.
“This grant enabled Kapunda Football Club to update the goal posts on the main oval and build a permanent display cabinet in the clubrooms with an interactive screen depicting the history of the club and displaying historical memorabilia.” Mr Pasin said.
Kapunda Football Club President Tom Leslie said the federal funding enabled important projects to be completed by the Kapunda Football Club, including a custom-made cabinet which highlights the rich heritage of the 155 year old Kapunda Football Club.
“As you can imagine we have quite a bit of memorability collected over the years and the cabinet allows us to display items from the archives for all to enjoy. Already in the short time the cabinet has been set up, the memorabilia has provided talking points and it is fantastic to see the locals pointing out their relatives to the younger generation.” Mr Leslie said.
“The cabinet has been designed so memorabilia can be changed to highlight special days such as Anzac Day or commemorative games such as the recent game between Kapunda and Angaston.” Mr Leslie said.
“An additional project was new goalposts. These are a significant improvement on what we had in the past.” Mr Leslie said.