CRICKET | New nets opened

OPENING: Cricket NSW's Lauren Coates, Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone, Chief Executive NSW Office of Sport, Karen Jones, Fairfield-Liverpool Cricket Association president Peter Moore and Cricket NSW manager Andy Meikle.
OPENING: Cricket NSW's Lauren Coates, Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone, Chief Executive NSW Office of Sport, Karen Jones, Fairfield-Liverpool Cricket Association president Peter Moore and Cricket NSW manager Andy Meikle.

Local cricketers of all ages and abilities will now have access to a new $120,000 cricket net training facility at Adams Park at Canley Vale for the upcoming season.

Fairfield Council has invested $65,000 along with the NSW Government, Cricket Australia and Cricket NSW towards the local practice facility.

"Having facilities such as the new three-lane training nets at Adams Park will allow talented players to enjoy their training, get fit, hone their skills and enjoy sport with friends and family," Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone said.

"Fairfield Council supports grassroots sport and is proud that we provide 38 grounds that are used by local sports clubs week in, week out, summer and winter."

"These new training nets at Adams Park will be packed with kids practicing hard to be Australia's future cricket stars, as we see participation in the sport grow," Minister for Sport John Sidoti said.

"The NSW Government is committed to supporting the growth of cricket participation in NSW by improving the quality and quantity of community facilities as well as attracting cricket events to regional NSW."

ICC T20 World Cup 2020 chief executive officer Nick Hockley said: "We're thrilled that the NSW Government's funding assisted with the new cricket nets at Adams Park at Canley Vale which will benefit the local cricket community well beyond 2020."

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