A shining light for future Socceroos

Alstonville Football Club treasurer John Noble (far left) and Minister for Local Government Kerry Hickey (centre) with members of the Alstonville Football Club.

While the Socceroos World Cup loss has devastated many an Aussie sports fan, soccer mad Alstonville children have something to celebrate after being presented with a $55,000 grant to improve lighting and irrigation at Crawford Park.

NSW Minister for Local Government, Kerry Hickey, presented the cheque to Alstonville Football Club treasurer John Noble and a group of very excited Alstonville Public School soccer players on Wednesday.

Its just magic to have the people here today who are really going to benefit from this money and thats the children of Alstonville, said John. Plus I would also like to acknowledge all the parents, teachers and volunteers who have given up long hours to make our soccer club one of the best and most successful on the North Coast.

The work is expected to start in October and will be completed just in time for the start of the next soccer season.

Mr Hickeys next stop was Evans Head, where he handed over $200,000 to the Olympic Pool Committee. It will go towards the construction of a 50 metre-swimming pool at the Stan Payne Sporting Complex.


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