Basketball New South Wales would like to pay tribute & thanks to Lynda Voltz MLC NSW Shadow Minister for Sport, Bryce Wilson Country Labor Candidate for Monaro and Labor for their support in funding an upgrade to Queanbeyan Basketball Stadium.
The $1.8 million grant will enable Queanbeyan District Basketball Association the opportunity to refurbish and upgrade the existing stadium facility to include a new full-sized third court that will meet Basketball NSW state league regulations along with the inclusion of two separate change rooms for male and female referees.
QueanbeyanDistrict Basketball Association’s Director of Facilitates, Jen Brown said she is pleased that Queanbeyan can now cultivate as a growing association and facility after fighting for the past 30 years for an opportunity for upgrade.
“We have been fighting for 30 years to get funding for additional courts because our facilities have not grown with the population of Queanbeyan and surrounds,” Brown said.
“This funding is to build a new third court which will give us full sized court with more room on the end lines which will then mean it will not jeopardise our future state league games.”
“What we have at the moment is two 3/4 quarter courts and we run a full-sized court across them which means there is not a lot of room from the end line to the brick walls.”
The upgrade to the Karabar Stadium will be a welcomed relief for the Queanbeyan District Basketball Association to continue to target the regional basketball catchment areas to grow the game in southern NSW and to continue to foster the junior referee programs in the area.
Media Release: Lynda Voltz MLC NSW Shadow Minister for Sport & Bryce Wilson Country Labor Candidate for Monaro
A Daley Labor Government will support Queanbeyan community sports with$1.8 million to extend and refurbish the basketball stadium in Karabar; and $750,00 to upgrade facilities at Wright Park.
The commitments are part of Labor’s commitment to support county sports teams, local facilities and grassroots programs right across NSW, instead of knocking down and re-building stadiums in NSW.
Karabar Basketball Stadium is heavily used by Queanbeyan and District Basketball Association. Basketball is hugely popular with local kids across Queanbeyan, with more than 40 junior teams playing throughout the week.
Funds will be used to refurbish the stadium and extend the safety area at either end of the courts, bringing the facility in line with state league regulations.