Port Fairy cricketers to bowl over the competition with new equipment

30 September 2014

Budding cricketers in Port Fairy will be able to train with confidence thanks to the purchase of a new bowling machine and balls from the Codrington/Yambuk Sustainable Communities Fund.

Pacific Hydro’s Executive General Manager for Australia, Mr Lane Crockett, said that the club’s current machine had not been replaced in over 23 years.

“It’s clear to see that a new machine will make a huge difference to the confidence and ability of these young cricketers,” said Mr Crockett.

“I’m proud to see that the Fund is making a difference to the lives of youth living in the area.”

A Fund Allocation Panel is responsible for assessing and allocating funding, and consists of community members, Council representatives and Pacific Hydro staff.  The Panel has been implemented to further community involvement in the fund distribution process, to ensure that community priorities are met.

“This year’s Fund Allocation Panel decided to wholly fund as many projects as possible,” said Mr Crockett.

“We hope that this will assist groups in completing their projects earlier so that the positive outcomes can be seen by the community.

“We congratulate the community groups that received funding and extend our thanks to the Fund Allocation Panel members, which included community members and Pacific Hydro staff, for carefully considering each application and allocating the funds.”

Mr Crockett asked community groups who were not successful in this round not to be disheartened and to consider applying again next year.

All 11 successful groups will celebrate at a presentation ceremony on Thursday [02/10/14] at the Toolong Community Centre.

The Codrington/Yambuk Sustainable Communities Fund supports environmental, health, sporting, cultural and educational projects and will open again in June 2015.  More information regarding the Fund can be found here. Questions should be directed to enquiries@pacifichydro.com.au