On Saturday 7 May, the Nangwarry community celebrated the official opening of the Nangwarry Football & Netball Clubroom Facility.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin who officially opened the Nangwarry Football & Netball Clubroom Facility said today was a significant day for the Nangwarry community.

“Across Barker and across the nation our Government is supporting grassroots sporting clubs upgrade infrastructure because we recognise the wider health, social and community benefits that come from greater activity and participating in sport,” Mr Pasin said.

“In Nangwarry’s case they didn’t require an upgrade, they needed to rebuild this vital piece of infrastructure from the ground up.”

“The devastating fire that saw the Nangwarry clubrooms destroyed saw the club left without a home.”

“When this happened, I wanted to see the clubrooms rebuilt as quickly as possible. That’s why I approached the Prime Minister to advocate for funding to help with the rebuild, and deliver that funding.”

“I am very proud to have delivered $200,000 to make this project possible through the Federal Government’s Community Development Grant fund.”

“Nangwarry Football & Netball Club now have a first-class facility to enjoy for many years to come.”

“I congratulate the Nangwarry Football & Netball Club on finalising this fantastic project.”

Nangwarry Football Club President Shane Ploenges said the Nangwarry Football Club was very appreciative of the funding they received from the Federal Government.

“This funding allowed us to commit to a rebuild that was more user friendly and suitable for purpose going forward. It allowed for a club that will take us forward and gives our community a great meeting place for use in future years.” Mr Ploenges said.

“We now have a modern facility that the entire community can be proud to showcase.” Mr Ploenges said.