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18 January 2017

Collingwood Park, home to North Albany Football Club and a number of other senior and junior sports including cricket and touch rugby, will receive new lighting thanks to the Department of Sport and Recreation’s Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund and the City of Albany. 

Alongside the commitment from the Department of Sport and Recreation, the City of Albany has committed a further $220,000 to the sporting group to purchase The lighting upgrade will be similar to the new lights installed at Railways Football Club in 2013 and will be funded with $110,240 from the CSRFF and $220,000 from the City.

 

Deputy Mayor Greg Stocks said the funding would assist North Albany to improve its facilities.

 “The City of Albany is committed to supporting and developing sport and recreation in Albany and this is an exciting project that will further enhance Albany as the regional centre for sport in the Great Southern,” Cr Stocks said.

 “This lighting upgrade will not only allow for greater participation and training in the evenings but will allow the fixturing of twilight games and the growth of women’s football in the region. 

“We would like to thank the Department of Sport and Recreation for its ongoing support to recreation and sporting facilities within our community and we hope the upgrades will help to foster and support increased participation levels and growth in local sport as well as assist in the development of talented athletes within our region.”