Federal Member for Barker, Tony Pasin said the Federal Government continues to back sporting clubs in Barker.

The Keith Golf Club recently received a grant of $52,883 to improve the comfort, amenity and functionality of that local community facility through the Tackling Tough Times Together Program.

“Across Barker the Federal Government is supporting grassroots sporting clubs to upgrade their assets because we recognise the wider health, social and community benefits that come from improved facilities and greater participation in sport,” Mr Pasin said.

“I’m proud that I can point to projects right across the electorate like the Keith Golf Club refurbishment, that are making a real difference to residents in their local communities,” Mr Pasin said.

Keith Golf Club Present Mark Wachtel said “By obtaining the Tackling Tough Times Together grant from the Federal Government, the Club will be able to complete our renovations, which will benefit our volunteers in their daily tasks.”

“Volunteers are everything to our club, we aim to do everything we can for them as the hours they do are countless.” Mr Wachtel said.

“We are also proud that we will have an up to date facility for all of the community to benefit from.“ Mr Wachtel said.

Mr Pasin said the Keith Golf Club previously received a $63,000 grant through the Federal Government’s Drought Communities Program.

“That previous funding enabled the Club to rebuild the men’s and ladies’ bathrooms and create a new disability toilet. Federal Government funding delivered to the Keith Golf Club over recent months totals $115,883, which is a great outcome for the Keith and District Community.” Mr Pasin said.