Wednesday, 22 July 2020
T20 WORLD CUP LEGACY INSPIRING CRICKET’S NEXT GENERATION
Cricket clubs and councils are set to capitalise on the success of Australia’s recent Women’s T20 World Cup victory with applications now open for the final round of the NSW ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Cricket Legacy Fund.
Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said the Legacy Fund has already benefited grassroots and community cricket across the state.
“We’ve given more than $4 million to clubs and councils to support 133 projects across NSW during the first two rounds and we’re proud to see the positive impacts on cricket across our state,” Mr Lee said.
“The Legacy Fund invests in all levels of cricket, from girls and boys picking up a bat and ball for the first time, to showcasing our elite players at events across NSW.”
$2 million in funding is available in the final round of the program, established to ensure a lasting legacy after the NSW Government hosts matches across the women’s and the postponed men’s T20 World Cups.
“This boost from the NSW Government will transform the facilities we have for our aspiring cricketers to practice and improve their skills. Youngsters will be able to emulate their stars from the T20 World Cups in first class facilities,” Mr Lee said.
ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Acting Chief Executive Officer Michelle Enright said the legacy fund provides a great opportunity to help benefit local communities.
“Following the recent success of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup we hope that more girls and boys are inspired to play cricket this summer and beyond,” Ms Enright said.
For more information: https://sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/t20worldcupfund