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Bulldogs bounty

Wednesday, 12th September, 2018

North Football Club’s (from left) Bryan Spangler, Karen Spangler, Justin Hoskins, John Barlow, Brendon Martin and Ethan Thomas, with local MP Kevin Humphries and Nationals Barwon candidate Andrew Schier. PICTURE: Callum Marshall North Football Club’s (from left) Bryan Spangler, Karen Spangler, Justin Hoskins, John Barlow, Brendon Martin and Ethan Thomas, with local MP Kevin Humphries and Nationals Barwon candidate Andrew Schier. PICTURE: Callum Marshall

By Callum Marshall

The North Football Club will undertake major upgrades thanks to a $100,000 grant.

It was announced yesterday that the football club received the funding from the NSW Government as part of the ClubGrants Infrastructure program.

The money will be used to construct a new commercial kitchen, flooring, disability amenities, an outdoor cooking area and restore the function centre.

Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries, said the work will breathe new life into the Club. 

“The upgrade will provide more modern and functional facilities at the club,” Mr Humphries said.

“The project will enable the upgraded function hall to be used by various community groups including the Silver City Line Dancers, North Broken Hill Cricket Club, and basketball and netball teams.”

President of the North Football Club, Justin Hoskins, said the Bulldogs were “blown away”.

“It’s pretty exciting for a club like ours,” Justin said.

“When you’re running a small community club you’ve only ever got money to do upkeep and not actually to renovate and do any improvement.

“To be given a hand forward like we have is very exciting for us and for everyone that uses the facilities.

“We’re all very proud of the club as it is, but this gives us an actual physical location to be proud of as well.”

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